On Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) showed up in D.C. outside of the Capitol to join protesters against the death of George Floyd.
Pelosi wore a mask and was accompanied by her usual entourage of staff and members of her security detail while walking through the crowd, which a spokesman confirmed was on the Capitol’s East Front, The Hill reported.
Nancy Pelosi’s appearance came two days after President Trump made the stunning decision to walk through the White House gates and to the epicenter where DC protests had been taking place. He walked over to visit the historic St. John’s Church, which was set ablaze on Sunday evening, and held up a Bible.
While Congress is still not in session due to the coronavirus, and Pelosi claiming the president walked to the church for a photo-op, she arrived among many protesters in D.C., appearing to not social distance and aim for her own photo-op.
“The House made its will clear two weeks ago when it voted to implement remote voting by proxy and other necessary measures to ensure that Congress can continue to protect lives and livelihoods,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement in May. “The House’s position that remote voting by proxy during a pandemic is fully consistent with the Constitution is supported by expert legal analyses.”
Last weekend, Senator Kamala (D-CA) Harris showed up at Lafayette Park across from the White House to participate with protesters. “People are in pain. We must listen,” Harris tweeted. Video Below
Nancy Pelosi joining protesters:
Let me get this straight:
Nancy Pelosi won’t let Congress get back to work because of a lack of social distancing
…Yet she’s walking around in massive protests?
Why are we still paying her salary if this is how she spends her time?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 3, 2020
#BREAKING: Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets with protesters on Capitol Hill https://t.co/NpK8YJNYBc pic.twitter.com/hUBXTh9Xob
— The Hill (@thehill) June 3, 2020
People are in pain. We must listen. pic.twitter.com/5PJ9gqyu1q
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 30, 2020