Earlier Tuesday, Pelosi had spoken at an occasion with the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill, the place she made her first feedback following the decision.
“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice,” she mentioned. “For being there to call out to your mom, how heartbreaking was that,” Pelosi mentioned through the information convention. “And because of you … your name will always be synonymous with justice.”
The House speaker’s feedback drew swift criticism, significantly on social media.
Pelosi additionally mentioned she had spoken to Floyd’s household round three p.m. ET Tuesday to thank them and bless them for his or her “grace and dignity.”
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted on all expenses by a jury within the Hennepin County Court. The 12 jurors discovered him responsible of second-degree unintentional homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s dying on May 25, 2020.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty, a Democratic congresswoman from Ohio, mentioned the group would proceed working towards police reform.
“We will fight continuously for all of those who died or have been injured senselessly by law enforcement,” she mentioned.