Senate Democrat Leaders Defend Outrageous Pelosi Comment

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “Recently, the country was informed by hysterical journalists that a rational policy essay from Senator Cotton was too inflammatory to publish. But the Speaker of the House can say Senator Tim Scott and his 48 co-sponsors are ‘trying to get away with… the murder of George Floyd’ and Democrats just cheer her on.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 6/25/2020)

Speaker Pelosi Has Refused To Apologize For Her Irresponsible And Inflammatory Rhetoric

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELSOI (D-CA): “[Republicans] were trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd.” (CBS News Radio, 6/23/2020)

MSNBC’s PETER ALEXANDER: “When you were speaking yesterday, you said that Republicans are -- quote – ‘trying to get away with murder, actually, the murder of George Floyd.’ Senate Republicans are demanding an apology for that statement. Will you apologize?”
PELOSI: “Absolutely, positively not.” (MSNBC, 6/24/2020)

Senators Schumer And Durbin Say Pelosi’s ‘Murder’ Comment Is ‘Fine With Me’ And ‘I Will Stand By Her Words On This’

QUESTION: “What's your reaction--do you think it was appropriate for Speaker Pelosi to say that Republicans are quote, ‘getting away with murder of George Floyd.’”
SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “Pelosi's answered that question herself and--whatever--what she said was fine with me.” (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 6/24/2020)

MSNBC’s WILLIE GEIST: “And what did you make, Senator Durbin, of Speaker Pelosi saying Republicans are trying to ‘get away with the murder of George Floyd?’”
SENATE MINORITY WHIP DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “Well, she has explained what that was all about and I will stand by her words on this. But we shouldn't let something this historic and this meaningful being diverted by one word here and one word there.” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 6/25/2020)



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