Nancy Pelosi called George Floyd a ‘martyr’ to ‘police brutality’ and symbolically knelt with other Democrats in the Nation’s Capital.
The Speaker of the House also proposed a new a reform bill to ban chokeholds, make suing abusive cops easier and setting up a national register of guilty officers.
‘The martyrdom of George Floyd gave American experience a moment of national anguish as we grieve for the black Americans killed by police brutality,’ the House Speaker said at the podium. ‘Today this movement of national anguish is being transformed into a movement of national action as Americans from across the country peacefully protest to demand an end to injustice.’
‘The martyrdom of George Floyd,’ she said later in the briefing, ‘has made a change in the world.’