As many U.S. lawmakers expressed bipartisan support for Tuesday’s guilty verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would instead bizarrely publicly thanked the man who was killed by Chauvin, George Floyd for “sacrificing” his life by dying on the ground beneath a police officer’s knee all in the name of “justice.”
Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a GOP police reform bill, delivering a blow to enact changes on policing in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a radio interview Tuesday evening asserted that Senate Republicans are “trying to get away with the murder of George Floyd” with their version of the police reform bill.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) signaled on Tuesday that Senate Democrats are prepared to block the GOP police reform from advancing, calling the measure “woefully inadequate” and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to back down from holding a procedural vote.
Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump traveled to Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, partaking in a listening session with minority faith leaders as well as helping in distributing food boxes to families affected by the economic turmoil from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) in an emotional speech on the Senate floor Wednesday lambasted Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) for describing his newly-unveiled police reform bill as a “token, half-hearted” approach.