Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of trying to “get away with the murder of George Floyd.” Many Americans were outraged. Sen. Tim Scott called her comments “heinous” and MSNBC even gave her a chance to apologize.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Pelosi’s allies, was asked about the Speaker’s statement. He was given an opportunity to reject the attack and bridge the gap between the parties.
Instead, he did this:
Why is Chuck Schumer’s response so important?
Over recent years, we’ve watched Nancy Pelosi become increasingly partisan. She spearheaded the controversial and disastrous impeachment push.
The Speaker defied the president when she ripped up his SOTU speech. She has frequently refused to negotiate or work with Republicans on important issues.
While her comments about Republicans come as no surprise, they are still alarming. It appears Nancy Pelosi is trying to put the death of George Floyd at the feet of Republicans.
She appears to forget that Floyd died in Minneapolis, a Democrat-run city in a Democrat-run state.
She also ignores the efforts by President Trump and Republicans to fight for police reform in the wake of this tragedy. Pelosi also seems to forget that House Democrats rushed out a bill, with zero input from Republicans.
Schumer had an opportunity to scale back the divisive comments of the Speaker and perhaps find common ground during this critical time.
Instead, he also rejected Tim Scott’s police reform bill and he backed the Speaker’s attack.
It appears Democrats stick together (at least publicly), no matter what. Even when they accuse conservatives of murder.
- Tim Scott called on Pelosi to apologize for her “murder” comments. She refused.
- Chuck Schumer was asked about the comments and backed the Speaker.
- This comes, as Democrats refuse to work with Republicans on police reform.