Surrounded by members of her staff and by security guards, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a protest in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday against the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
Pelosi made her way through a crowd of protesters at the Capitol while wearing a mask against the threat of coronavirus. “I am indeed concerned about that, because it is true that wearing a mask and social distancing are very important to stopping the spread,” Pelosi told the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“And as people go out there, I hope that they know that they’re taking a risk, as well as bringing home – but there’s been some good social distancing among some of the crowds and on TV, they all look like they are very close together,” she added. “I think some of them are probably practicing social distancing. Let us hope so.”
Pelosi didn’t comment on whether the rioters and looters ravaging the country should be chastised for refusing to practice proper social distancing.