A viral meme presents quotes from some Democratic lawmakers to misleadingly suggest they were advocating violence. They were supporting protests over various issues.
Person: Nancy Pelosi
Fake Letter Attributed to Pelosi Generates Anger Online
Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker
Viral Video Manipulates Pelosi’s Words
Trump’s Misleading Comments on Biden and the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, By the Numbers
Noting that the United States accounts for about one-quarter of global COVID-19 cases and deaths, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. has “the worst record of any country in the world.” While the U.S. has the most confirmed cases and deaths by a wide margin, it does not have the most in either category on a per-capita basis.
Gifting a Folded Flag Isn’t ‘Only For Fallen Veterans’
Headlines on social media misleadingly suggest that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi violated a military tradition when she gave a folded flag to the brother of George Floyd. A folded flag is not “Reserved Only For Fallen Veterans,” as one headline claims. Members of Congress routinely present flags that have flown over the U.S. Capitol as gifts.