House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined other members of Congress in kneeling and staying silent for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the time they say a police officer had his knee on the neck of George Floyd, but the photo op did not quite go as planned.
Man Pelosi can’t get up. Did anyone else hear a cough?? pic.twitter.com/TKKrr8iQbT
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 8, 2020
After the 8 minutes and 46 seconds the incident lasted, the members of Congress — including 79-year-old James Clyburn — rose.
But a wobbly Pelosi nearly toppled over, quickly summoning an aide to help her to her feet.
“It’s better not to have on high heels,” Pelosi said with a laugh as her mask dangled under her chin.