The Patriot Post® · Pelosi's Chokehold on Police Reform

By Nate Jackson ·

Republicans are “trying to get away with murder, actually — the murder of George Floyd,” claims Nancy Pelosi. Where’s the Leftmedia’s army of “fact-checkers” for Pelosi’s latest race-baiting lie? The House speaker used this noxious slander to slam, of all things, what she called the GOP’s “unsalvageable piece of legislation” on police reform — written, no less, by black Republican Senator Tim Scott.

Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer was indeed unjust, though we’ve speculated that Minnesota’s radical Democrat Attorney General Keith Ellison is deliberately overreaching on murder charges so as to “prove” that the system is racist. Regardless, Republicans in the Senate led the charge with the JUSTICE Act, a bill providing thoughtful, careful, and needed reforms for police. It’s certainly not perfect and the federal government has only a limited role (primarily by attaching strings to funding), but it’s a worthy start.

Nevertheless, Pelosi complained that there are irreconcilable differences, like banning chokeholds. “We’re saying no chokeholds,” Pelosi said. “They’re not saying no chokeholds. I mean, there’s a big difference there. What’s the compromise? Some chokeholds? I don’t see what the compromise is.” The truth? Democrats want Congress to enact a blanket ban while Republicans want to incentivize local bans.

Scott would also require much greater data reporting from police departments, but Democrats want even more. “Their goal,” explains The Wall Street Journal, “is to use a paint-by-colors ‘disparate impact’ analysis to show ‘patterns and practices’ of policing. This will make it easier for the Justice Department to sue local police departments under the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.”

Still, the idea that no common ground can be found is absurd political theater meant to help Democrats win in November. Pelosi and her comrade Chuck Schumer are attempting to torpedo any compromise, all while Pelosi does what she always does — smears Republicans as hateful bigots. However, if we use the ridiculous standards of leftist social media during a time of riots and deaths nationwide, it’s clear that Nancy Pelosi is inciting violence.

Pelosi is an expert at seeding a media narrative. “It’s called a wrap-up smear,” she explained back in 2017. “You make up something. Then you have the press write about it. And then you say, ‘Everybody is writing about this charge.’ It’s a tool of an [authoritarian regime] to just have you always be talking about what you want them to be talking about.”

Of course, she was complaining about the way Donald Trump supposedly operates, but we all know she was actually exposing a widely used Democrat tactic. That’s especially true of calling Republicans racist, and it’s why you can think of the Democrat-Leftmedia recycling loop as the Beltway Echo Chamber. Democrats call Republicans racist, media outlets replay the charge 24/7. Democrats then cite media reports to back up the narrative. Lather, rinse, repeat.

By the way, just remember that this is the same Nancy Pelosi who kneeled for nearly nine minutes to show solidarity with the black man who was killed by a kneeling cop, all while wearing the Kente cloth worn by African slave traders. And she’s calling Republicans racist?


Senate Democrats have blocked Scott’s bill. And…