House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that the Democrats’ police reform bill would honor “George Kirby’s name.”
The California Democrat apparently meant to refer to George Floyd, whose May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody spurred nationwide protests.
- Pelosi recalled that earlier this month she met with Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, when he testified to Congress.
- She said she assured Floyd that she would do her best to ensure that his later brother’s daughter would know her father’s name would always be remembered by the legislation.
Pelosi earlier this month met with Floyd’s family and presented them with a Capitol flag in his honor.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also had difficulty saying Floyd’s name during a floor speech last Wednesday about why his caucus was killing the GOP’s police reform legislation.
“Say His Name” has been a slogan of the anti-racism protests in the wake of Floyd’s death.