Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi just engaged in an obnoxious display of political pandering that risks a major backlash.
The Dem leadership has done nothing but talk about the key issues that face their base and instead of doing something about for the last thirty years, they take a knee today.
The Dem cities have a major problem and the Dem leadership has failed for thirty years so Chuck and Nancy need to look in the mirror for solutions as they are a big part of the problem.
From The Hill:
About two dozen lawmakers knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds as a tribute to George Floyd, the unarmed African American man who died after a now-former Minneapolis police officer pinned his knee on Floyd’s neck during an arrest for that length of time.
Lawmakers, wearing African kente cloth scarves, knelt in the Capitol Visitor Center before holding a press conference to unveil their legislation in response to almost two weeks of nationwide protests over police brutality toward African Americans.
“We are here to honor George Floyd,” Pelosi said before the moment of silence began.
After almost nine minutes, Pelosi and the other lawmakers stood back up, though the Speaker needed the help of an aide due to her tall stilettos.
“You see how long it was to have that knee on his neck,” Pelosi said afterward.
Senate Democrats held a similar moment of silence last week.
“To every one of us, it was excruciating. It seemed an unbearably long amount of time. It felt so painful to get even an inkling of how this man and so many black Americans have suffered for so long,” Schumer said before Monday’s moment of silence.
Democrats’ sweeping legislative package includes several proposals from members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including a ban on the use of chokeholds and establishing a national database to track police misconduct.
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