The nation’s top Democratic leaders “took a knee” inside the United States Capitol Monday as a tribute to George Floyd, a Minneapolis resident who died in police custody on Memorial Day.
“Democrats knelt in silent tribute to George Floyd in the US Congress on Monday before unveiling a package of sweeping police reforms in response to the killing of African Americans by law enforcement,” reports Yahoo News.
Nancy Pelosi named George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and more before kneeling for a moment of silence that lasted 8 minutes and 46 seconds. pic.twitter.com/mQkSGSAE86
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“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer were joined by two dozen lawmakers in Congress’ Emancipation Hall — named in honor of the slaves who helped erect the US Capitol in the 18th century,” adds the website.
Author: Hannity Staff