Nancy Pelosi is really desperate to wash her hands of the years of her complicity to the problems we face and is not above pandering to do it.
Most Americans can see right through the Democrats and their newfound love for Black Lives Matter, a group they were calling radical just a few short years ago.
But to compare a tactic police use or overuse to lynching is a bridge too far. From Breitbart:
Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “Would it be a deal-breaker if Senate Republicans don’t include an outright ban on chokeholds?”
Pelosi said, “I can’t imagine they wouldn’t have a ban on chokeholds. Let’s get reasonable. A chokehold is a lynching.
That’s strangulation. It’s a lynching. I think that is almost like the lowest common denominator, but again I will leave it up to my negotiators, because as you know in a negotiation, it’s not what’s in or out, it’s the sum total of the different impact that the legislation will have in justice and policing.”
She continued, “I think that the legislation for my members, from what I have heard them say, does it have a chokehold ban?
That’s one of the basic questions that people ask. Look at what we’re talking about here. People who have been so — just had such injustice in terms of policing and the lives of so many people in our country.
Let’s do the best we can, not the minimum that we can in this. This is about justice. It’s about redressing past grievances. It’s about, let’s see what we can do. I mean, chokeholds? Am I missing something here?”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she "can't imagine" Senate Republicans wouldn't include a chokehold ban in upcoming legislation to address police reform: "Chokehold is a lynching. It's a strangulation" https://t.co/RwRF3r3dVK pic.twitter.com/2nEwPtPGxg
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 15, 2020
“A chokehold is a lynching” – @SpeakerPelosi is clear about banning this deadly practice as part of bold transformative changes for public safety. #JusticeInPolicing #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/A1zwoVGVNr
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) June 15, 2020