House minority leader Kevin McCarthy during his recent Appearance on America news room accused House speaker Nancy Pelosi of remaining silent in the wake of the recent violent protests across the nation.The violent protests was as a result of the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department after a white officer squeezed the life out of him by kneeling on his neck.
The House minority leader began by saying that those tearing down statues need to be prosecuted, urging law enforcement officers across the nation to enforce existing laws. “There are already laws on the books, but we need people to enforce them: the mayors across this country,” Kevin McCarthy said.
The House minority leader also pointed out that he has introduced legislation that would withhold federal funding from cities that refuse to enforce the laws against this violent protesters.
McCarthy stressed that the recent vandalism of statues isn’t about George Floyd when you look at these statues and what they’re doing. For example the statues in Madison, Wisconsin, and San Francisco, California, have been pulled down.
McCarthy said before dismantling Nancy Pelosi that in 2015, he prayed with Pope Francis, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden in front of St. Serra.
Kevin McCarthy also said, Nancy Pelosi and entire Democrats leaders have neglected the outcome of the violent protests, “That’s why the mob continues. That’s lawlessness. ”He also added that he believes Americans have every right to protest and fight for justice, but not to damage private and public properties belonging to innocent Americans.
Kevin McCarthy has always been critical of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats general approach to police reform, has also previously expressed support for certain Democratic proposals.
The House minority leader Earlier this month agreed to the suggestion to ban chokeholds and said that he is open to the idea of renaming military bases named after Confederate leaders.
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