While George Floyd should be alive today, the statements by Nancy Pelosi reflect a gross misrepresentation of the person George Floyd was.
“Between 1997 and 2005, Floyd served eight jail terms on various minor charges, including drug possession, theft, and trespass.[note 1] In 2007, Floyd faced charges for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon; according to investigators, he had entered an apartment by impersonating a water department worker and barging in with five other men, then held a pistol to a woman’s stomach and searched for items to steal. Floyd was arrested three months later during a traffic stop and victims of the robbery identified him from a photo array. In 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal and was paroled in January 2013.”
On the day he died, Floyd was arrested yet again for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at a grocery store in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis.
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi thanks #GeorgeFloyd for being brutally murdered.
This is heinous.pic.twitter.com/klFoiDZE8F
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) April 20, 2021