Nancy Pelosi, Democrats Kneel to Protest Police Brutality

by Hannah Bleau

Democrat lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), took a knee and corresponding moment of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Monday in honor of George Floyd and to “respect the actions of the American people to speak out” against the “consequences” of slavery and racism “specifically manifested in police brutality.”

Pelosi, alongside several Democrat lawmakers — including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) — gathered in Emancipation Hall and took a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds — the same amount of time former officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with second degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, kneeled on Floyd’s neck.

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