For almost 9 minutes before Democrat congressional members unveiled a sweeping new police reform bill, they kneeled, to honor George Floyd.
The lawmakers, that included many elderly lifetime politicians like Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who just turned 80 years old on March 26, and 69-year-old Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds to mark the length of time that Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee pinned on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd.
When it was time to stand up again, Speaker Pelosi was unable to stand without help. As she struggled to stand during the somber display, she began laughing out loud. A woman can be seen running across the floor to help the aging lawmaker to her feet, who was kneeling with her arm outstretched for help. “It’s better not to have on high heels,” Pelosi said, as she cackled.
Pelosi kneels for somber moment of silence to honor George Floyd.
Here is what happens immediately after:
– Pelosi can’t get up
– Pelosi is stuck kneeling
– Pelosi calls for an aide to help
– Pelosi cracks joke about her heels
– Pelosi giggles
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2020
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