Congressional Black Caucus condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s rant about George Floyd

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In a video posted on X, Greene said that Democrats “are still worshipping” Floyd while discussing Trump’s hush money conviction.

The Congressional Black Caucus on Tuesday condemned comments made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., accusing Democrats of “worshiping” George Floyd, a Black man who was killed four years ago at the hands of Minneapolis police.

“This is unhinged even for @RepMTG,” the caucus wrote in a post on X. “George Floyd did not deserve to die, and a member of Congress should have the decency to acknowledge his humanity.”

The caucus’ comments come after Greene posted a video on X where she described Floyd as a “convicted felon” whom Democrats are “still worshiping.” It came during a rebuke of Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who suggested during a congressional hearing on the origins of COVID that some Republicans “blindly worship” convicted felons, days after former President Donald Trump was convicted on 34 counts of falsifying business records.

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