August 3, 2021

FACT CHECK: No, Maxine Waters Did Not Introduce A Bill To Rename Memorial Day ‘George Floyd Day’

A post shared on Facebook claims Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters introduced a bill to change Memorial Day to “George Floyd Day.” Verdict: False There is no record of Waters introducing legislation to rename Memorial Day to “George Floyd Day.” Fact Check: A jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in April of second-degree…

Nancy Pelosi: ‘Thank You George Floyd for Sacrificing Your Life for Justice’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to the conviction of former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) by thanking Floyd for “sacrificing” his life for justice. “Thank you, George Floyd—for sacrificing your life for justice,” Pelosi said. “For being there, to…

‘George Floyd Should Be Here with Us’: NFL Reacts to Chauvin Verdict

The NFL says that the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin does not “undo the loss of life,” and that George Floyd should be “here with us today.” The league released the statement via Twitter just over an hour after a Minneapolis jury found Chauvin guilty on all three counts of second and third-degree…

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Celebrate ‘Justice’ in Phone Call with George Floyd Family

President Joe Biden called George Floyd’s family on Tuesday, celebrating the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Biden said he felt “extremely better” after the verdict was delivered. The jury found Chauvin guilty on all three counts of killing George Floyd: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. “There’s nothing that’s going to…

Van Jones: If Chauvin Not Convicted in Floyd Trial, America Will Be in a ‘Dangerous Position’

CNN political commentator Van Jones said Monday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin were not found guilty of killing George Floyd, America would be in a “dangerous position as a country.” Jones said, “Everybody I’m talking to are frustrated, re-triggered, re-traumatized. Seeing that video, seeing the complete contempt for…

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