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In a bizarre Tuesday press conference following the guilty verdict for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) thanked Floyd for “sacrificing” his life, as though it was his choice, and crying out for mother. It was a disgusting display that went completely unmentioned by the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC, though ABC’s World News Tonight was busy falsely claiming Republicans were against police reform.
Fortunately, Fox News Prime Time rotational host and Federalist co-founder Ben Domenech wasn’t going to let Pelosi’s gross exploitation of Floyd’s death slide.
“[I]t seems to me that the way the totalitarian left approaches these issues, they are designed – their whole approach is designed to permit racial outrage, to create division, and then exploit it for political purposes,” he said to Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce before playing this soundbite of the Speaker’s comment:
PELOSI: Thank you, George Floyd for sacrificing your life or justice. For being there to call out to your mom. How heartbreaking was that, call out for your mom, I can’t breathe. But because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice.
“I mean, what she’s just saying there is offensive and I would be offended if I was in George Floyd's family to hear that kind of thing,” he added, looking for Bruce to contribute.