George "Perry" Floyd's niece Brooke Williams took to the pulpit Tuesday to beg an end to a "corrupt and broken" system. But it was her knock on "Make America Great Again" that sent conservative supporters of President Donald Trump into a tailspin of pearl-clutching and attacks on a mourning family.
“Why must the system be corrupt and broken? Laws were already put in place for the African American system to fail,” Brooke Williams said. “These laws need to be changed.”
“No more hate crimes, please," she continued through tears. "Someone said, ‘Make America great again,’ but when has America ever been great?”
"As long as I am breathing, justice will be served," says Brooke Williams, George Floyd's niece. "He begged and pl… https://t.co/jn4m10scwC— NPR (@NPR) 1591730846.0
People of color argue that America has not been "great" for everybody within its borders, and Floyd's family knows it as well as anyone.
Still, Republican congressional candidate Errol Webber, who is running against Congressional Black Caucus leader, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), took to Twitter to attack Williams as a "Commie."
Another conservative noted that it sounded like Michelle Obama.
George Floyd death: 'When has America ever been great?' Niece asks at his funeral https://t.co/c4McZSHYIY~> Sounds like M. Obama!— Jeannette Burleigh🇺🇸 (@Jeannette Burleigh🇺🇸) 1591730760.0
Finally, one called her a "stupid ungrateful silly uneducated ungrateful b*tch. You digust (sic) me."
America is great. That’s why people all over the world come to the US for American dream. George Floyd’s niece disa… https://t.co/mzzV5h1cQQ— BlueStateBlues (@BlueStateBlues) 1591728595.0
@Breaking911 Does George Floyd’s niece realize America is the greatest country on earth Anyone who says it isn’t sh… https://t.co/YTA4UG6F5u— Joanne (@Joanne) 1591730395.0
Others responded to it with empathy and compassion.
George Floyd's niece is ripping me apart 😭 #GeorgeFloydMemorial— Pamela Banks (@Pamela Banks) 1591726440.0
George Floyd’s niece speaking at his memorial service in Houston right now is tugging at my heart #GeorgeFloyd— Daytona (@Daytona) 1591726366.0