Tags: George Floyd Protests | pelosi | trump | floyd

Pelosi Accuses Trump of 'Fueling Flame' of Riots

nancy pelosi has an orange scarf over her face and walks with security in the halls of congress
Wearing a scarf over her mouth and nose, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is surrounded by security as she arrives for her weekly news conference during the novel coronavirus pandemic.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 31 May 2020 11:54 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday President Donald Trump should not “fuel the flame” of racial unrest stirred by the police-involved killing of Minnesota black resident George Floyd.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi said Trump “ should bring dignity to the office that he serves.”

“He should be a unifying force in our country,” she said. “We have seen that with Democratic and Republican presidents all along. They have seen their responsibility to be the president of the United States, to unify our country, and not to fuel the flame,” repeating the admonition twice more.

Pelosi added “there’s a place for protest” in the country, and suggested most of the protesters arrested for violence around the country over the past week are outsiders in those communities.

“There’s a place for protest at a sign of a knee going into the neck of a person who’s not offering resistance or even if he were, disproportionate response from the police,” she said of the Minneapolis officer’s pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes — a horrific act that was caught on video.

“When you have a crowd, you have those who will disrupt, and that is most unfortunate,” she said, adding “80% of the people who were arrested or taken in to custody following what was happening [in Minneapolis] were from out of — out of the area.”

According to Pelosi, the nation has to work toward a “new normal” — adding there should be more police officers charged in the Floyd killing.

“I have my own concern about a murder three charge. I haven’t seen a situation where there’s a scene of the crime and people haven’t been taken into custody immediately,” she said, referring to other officers who are seen on video standing by while now-fired office Derek Chauvin pinned down Floyd.

“This is not the first time,” she said. “This is part of the pattern and we just have to make sure that as we seek normal, that it’s the new normal, as President Obama said, where we don’t have all of this injustice and the violence that goes with it.”

Related Stories:

© 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday President Donald Trump should not "fuel the flame" of racial unrest stirred by the police-involved killing of Minnesota black resident George Floyd....
pelosi, trump, floyd
379
2020-54-31
Sunday, 31 May 2020 11:54 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved