🚨 POLL: Is Pelosi the Worst House Speaker Ever?

Only Valid Emails Have Vote Counted

Don't miss out!
Invalid email address
By submitting, you agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms.

🚨 POLL: Is Pelosi the Worst House Speaker Ever?

Only Valid Emails Have Vote Counted

Invalid optin campaign ID

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi committed a gaffe while speaking about a Democratic bill in the House on police reform, named after George Floyd, claiming that it was worthy of “George Kirby’s name.”

According to Fox News, Pelosi meant to say George Floyd, who died in police custody last month and resulted in chaos and unrest across the nation.

Floyd’s death also resulted in calls for police reform.

To clarify, George Kirby was a black comedian and singer who died in 1995.

“And I said ‘I’ll recommend that to the Judiciary Committee and to the Congressional Black Caucus who have shaped the bill, but I only will do that if you tell me that this legislation is worthy of George Kirby’s name,’ and he said it is, and so we’re very proud, we’re very proud to carry that,” she said.

“They cannot allow this party to be seen as a party that reaches out to all communities in this nation,” Senator Tim Scott, said.

“So Nancy Pelosi referred to George Floyd as ‘George Kirby’ and Chuck Schumer called him ‘Floyd Taylor’ and ‘George Taylor,'” Matt Wolking, Deputy Director of Communications at the Trump campaign, tweeted.

Do You Like This Artice? Give Us Feedback 👇

“These are the people blocking police accountability legislation,” he said.

More from Fox News:

Pelosi was speaking to reporters and said Floyd’s brother asked her if the Democrats’ police reform bill would be named after George Floyd, and she told him at the time that she would recommend to the Judiciary Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.

It isn’t the only Floyd-related misspeak by Democrats. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer referred to “Floyd Taylor” — accidentally putting together the names of Floyd and Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police earlier this year in Kentucky. He immediately clarified the remark.

The House on Thursday passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that would outlaw chokeholds, reform qualified immunity that can protect police officers from civil lawsuits, create a national database of police conduct and lower the bar for police officers to face criminal prosecution. It is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

— Advertisement —

But it came a day after a GOP bill authored by R-S.C., failed in the Senate after it was blocked by Democrats in the chamber from even being debated, for not going as far on issues such as limiting chokeholds. That move infuriated Republicans who accused Democrats of putting politics over policy.