Democrats

Pelosi, Schumer Mess Up George Floyd’s Name in Same Week

Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) both botched George Floyd's name in the same week as they pushed their version of police reform.

Pelosi boasted Friday that her caucus's House bill named for "George Kirby" properly honored Floyd, a black man who died last month after a Minneapolis police officer pinned his neck with his knee for nearly nine minutes. His death set off a wave of protests across the United States and calls for reform.

That followed Schumer's Wednesday remark that Senate Republican police reform did not deserve to pass given the opposition of the lawyer representing the families of "Floyd Taylor, uh, George Taylor … George Floyd and Breonna Taylor." Despite Sen. Tim Scott's (R., S.C.) offer to Democrats of 20 amendments to shape the bill to their liking, Democrats blocked the bill from advancing for debate.