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As Democrats continue to be torched over their blatant pandering in kneeling in the U.S. Capitol, one participant in the stunt is getting extra attention for all the wrong reasons.
Though U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler was part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nearly nine-minute moment of silence in Emancipation Hall on Monday, the New York Democrat apparently had some difficulty literally taking a knee for George Floyd who died in Minneapolis last week.
C’mon Nadler, you can do it!! pic.twitter.com/CfbVE36nwV
— 🇺🇸 Pismo 🇺🇸 (@Pismo_B) June 8, 2020
Democrat lawmakers, many of whom slammed President Trump for supposedly staging a “photo op” by holding a Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC, were slammed for the spectacle they staged themselves on Monday, wearing African kente cloth scarves.
*stares in cultural appropriation* pic.twitter.com/n8I8gVmzHw
— 🔪SúperStabbyLatina 🔪 (@SuperAndrea) June 8, 2020
But 72-year-old Nadler was soon spotted in footage from the performance, apparently unable to join his 80-year-old leader, Pelosi in the grandstanding.
Imagine a Republican wearing a Kente cloth like this and not being called out for pandering and cultural appropriation. https://t.co/DTT7LuIlS9
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 8, 2020
The moment could not be ignored on Twitter where Nadler’s name began trending.
Congressional Democrats take a knee, with the exception of Jerry Nadler, who would not have been able to get back up. pic.twitter.com/BHXQLnvORq
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) June 8, 2020
Can’t stop laughing because Jerry Nadler is the same height as everyone kneeling pic.twitter.com/iZzaut3xTE
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 8, 2020
Some pointed out that the Congressman literally has a disability and cannot kneel, while others wondered how Pelosi managed to get back up. That was answered in video footage of the moment.
Man Pelosi can’t get up. Did anyone else hear a cough?? pic.twitter.com/TKKrr8iQbT
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 8, 2020
“It’s hard to get up,” she said, as she reached out her hand for help. “It’s better not to have high heels.”
Nadler continued to prompt pointed observations in another moment from the Capitol when he appeared to struggle while removing his face mask.
If 2020 was Jerry Nadlerpic.twitter.com/hEvoxaoU3O
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) June 8, 2020
My mask game is so much stronger than Jerry Nadler’s https://t.co/jptgY56nJf
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 8, 2020
I put Jerry Nadler into an infomercial and I can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/DMT3uXYpoc
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 8, 2020
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 8, 2020
House and Senate Democrats unveiled the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 on Monday, a “sweeping police reform bill” which included plans on “demilitarizing police.”
The criticism over the Democrats’ staged photo opportunity, and Pelosi’s attempts to avoid answering direct questions, continued on social media.
This clip of Pelosi trying to answer a question about whether or not she supports the “defund the police” push is some straight up hostage footage.
She ends it by saying “let’s not get into these questions that may come be the small minds of some, as far as safety is concerned” pic.twitter.com/1ydE8RnxLY
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) June 8, 2020
Ok. For your visual entertainment. Here is the “Pandering Pelosi Actors Guild”, with their rendition of “We Care About the Black Community”. Featuring their hit song: “We’ll Love You Till November!”pic.twitter.com/aWUTQE53k9
— Caz (@CraigZinGeorgia) June 8, 2020
How is it not “cultural appropriation” for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, & Jerrold Nadler to show up to the Capitol wearing West African “Kente Cloth”
Can you imagine if a Republican showed up in this for a publicity stunt?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 8, 2020
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer…
WHAT! ARE! YOU! DOING! pic.twitter.com/iSoOltGHWS
— Joe Lamour 🇭🇹🏳️🌈 (@lamour) June 8, 2020
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