Congressional Black Caucus Condemns Greene's 'unhinged' Remarks Regarding George Floyd

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has criticized Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for her recent comments. She accused Democrats of idolizing George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer in 2020.

After the House subcommittee hearing on the origins of COVID-19 on Monday, Greene spoke to a group of reporters. She expressed her anger about comments made by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.). “Jamie Raskin is accusing us of worshiping Trump, who is a convicted felon,” Greene said.

When a reporter mentioned that the former president is a convicted felon because he was found guilty of 34 felony charges on Thursday, Greene brought up Floyd.

“Yeah, George Floyd was also praised by everyone, including the media, and even you.” Some Democrats greatly admire George Floyd. Greene responded, “There were riots that caused significant damage to the country in response to the George Floyd incident.”

Protests happened all around the world after Floyd was killed in 2020. Advocates are asking for immediate changes to the police system because they believe that a higher number of Black Americans are killed by police each year compared to other groups.

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Greene expressed her strong dislike for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former leader of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease. She also mentioned that she is frustrated with the actions of the Democrats.

However, when Greene shared a video of her comments on social media, she specifically highlighted what she said about Floyd.

“I’m tired of Democrats accusing Republicans of idolizing Donald Trump.” I adore God! Greene made a post on the social platform X. “Some Democrats continue to show support for George Floyd, who was convicted of a felony.”

On Tuesday, the Congressional Black Caucus quickly noticed her tweet. “This is extremely irrational, even for @RepMTG,” the caucus wrote on X.

“Her actions are not acceptable, even by the lowest standards of the Republican party.” George Floyd should not have been killed, and a member of Congress should have the decency to recognize his humanity.

Floyd, who had a criminal record mostly for nonviolent drug offenses, died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for over 9 minutes. At that time, there was video footage that showed Floyd saying multiple times to the officers around him that he couldn’t breathe.

After he died, the police officers who were involved in the incident were charged with a crime. Derek Chauvin, the police officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck, was found guilty and given a sentence of over 20 years for violating Floyd’s constitutional rights.

Floyd’s family recently recognized the fourth anniversary of his murder. In honor of this anniversary, members of the CBC reintroduced the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

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