Top Stories

Nancy Pelosi Gets Backlash After Thanking George Floyd for 'Sacrificing' His Life for Justice

Nancy Pelosi Gets Backlash After Thanking George Floyd for 'Sacrificing' His Life for Justice

Nancy Pelosi is getting backlash on social media.

The 81-year-old Speaker of the House spoke out moments after the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

“Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice, for being there to call out to your mom – how heartbreaking was that? – to 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,” she said.

Many people on social media expressed their anger and confusion at the Speaker for thanking George Floyd for his “sacrifice.”

Here is how stars are reacting to the guilty verdict.

Click inside to see reactions…

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Nancy Pelosi

JJ Links Around The Web

Photo of Private:  JJ Links Around The Web
Getty Images
  • Find out what Selena Gomez said in her SNL monologue - Just Jared Jr
  • We're getting more Jensen Ackles on our TV screens - Just Jared Jr
  • This Elite star will be playing Zorro in a new project - Just Jared Jr
  • Camila Cabello has a new music video out - Just Jared Jr