George Floyd’s brother recently spoke at a press conference and his word choice shocked many liberals.
Right after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for being convicted of second degree murder, manslaughter, and a third degree murder charge.
George’s brother Philonise Floyd was quoted saying “I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter,”.
Conservatives who have used the phrase “all lives matter” have been deemed as racist and rebuke to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Philonise went on to say “Your skin color should not define who you are. It should never be a weapon,”.
Here’s the moment he said it:
George Floyd's brother Philonise:
"I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter." pic.twitter.com/BVZX1xchP6
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 25, 2021
The left has been relatively silent after Philonise Floyd made the statement but we all know if a Republican or Democrat law maker said it they would attempt to cancel them.
The Blaze had more on the story:
Philonase Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, uttered a forbidden three-word phrase Friday after the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former officer who killed his brother.
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Floyd was addressing the media after Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison. He listed many other names of victims touted by the “Black Lives Matter” movement before saying that “all lives matter.”
“I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter!” he exclaimed.
“We need to stand up and fight! Can’t get comfortable, because when you get comfortable, people forget about you!” he added.
Video of the comment went viral on social media very soon afterward.
“Your skin color should not define who you are. It should never be a weapon,” Floyd said later in his speech.
The phrase “all lives matter” has been pronounced by the left as a forbidden utterance because it is seen as a rebuke to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In April 2019, then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg apologized for using the phrase and vowed to never say it again. In January of the same year, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was similarly rebuked online for using the forbidden phrase.
Is it racist when George Floyd’s brother says “All Lives Matter?” pic.twitter.com/ZYEkvXLdAm
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) June 26, 2021
Conservatives were right all along. Even George Floyd's brother now says all lives matter.
Nice to see one of the Floyd family do this, pic.twitter.com/QXGXauwLT3
— Trefor Jones (@TreforJones2) June 26, 2021
The Daily Caller covered Philonise’s comments too:
Gorge Floyd’s brother delivered a message of unity after the Friday sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
“I just want to reiterate: not just black lives matter, all lives matter,” Philonise Floyd said while speaking outside the courthouse after the hearing concluded.
“We need to stand up and fight. Can’t get comfortable because when you get comfortable, people forget about you,” Floyd added in his remarks.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the May 2020 death George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted in April 2021 of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death.
Philonise Floyd emerged as an outspoken member of the Floyd family in the months that followed his brother’s death, calling for the conviction of all the officers involved. He was also an outspoken critic of the violence that occurred across the country.
Philonise Floyd "Not only black lives matter, all lives matter." Are Democrats gonna attack him?
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) June 25, 2021