Thousands of demonstrators protesting the murder of George Floyd are seen by members of Congress on either side of the political aisle.
Demonstrators gathered outside the White House Tuesday evening, 2020 former presidential candidate Chen. They were joined by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Who was spotted with her husband Bruce Mann and their golden retriever Bailey.
Speaking To the Washington Post reporter Warren, who saw her at the demonstration, said she had just 30 minutes to come out and support the protesters.
“I’m here today because if we don’t talk, nothing will change. It is not enough to be comfortable in our homes and offices, and we say that we stand in solidarity, ”the Massachusetts senator said,“ It is important that we get out of the front row and cry racism everywhere. “
Chen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) Marched with protesters in the nation’s capital and joined Saturday’s demonstrations.
Harris wrote about her experience participating in the demonstrations In an edition for the Los Angeles Sentinel Released on Wednesday.
“I was proud to stand with protesters marching outside the White House in Washington, DC, and as we marched, I heard how many people of all races, races, and walks of life – joined in our outcry of good enough.
The California senator wrote: “The power of the police officers who promise to protect and serve our communities is more than enough. If we consider ourselves inferior to man, we should live in fear that someone we love may be next.”
Chen. Chris Koons (D-Del.) Marched into his home state on Saturday. Tweeting an image Dealing with a group of protesters by himself.
“I am proud to rally with fellow Delawareans today to protest the killing of George Floyd and the injustice of many African Americans.
In the House, several congressmen representing the state of Texas were seen during Tuesday’s demonstration in Houston. Sheila Jackson Lee (D), Sylvia Garcia (D), Lizzie Fletcher (D), Al Green (D) and Will Hurt (R) participated in Floyd’s hometown demonstrations.
Hurd, who retires after this period, wrote in a tweet that he was “marching in solidarity with the family of George Floyd.”
“You can be angry at the killing of a black man in police custody. Thanks to our First Amendment rights and angry that people are looting and rioting, this is against our American values,” he continued.
In New York, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes (D-NY) was spotted Providing masks to protest participants In his home district of Queens.
“Wear your masks and let’s go!” The democratic socialist can listen to those who march past.
Representative Joyce Beattie (D-Ohio) was sprayed by officials trying to disperse the crowd at the end of the event, during a demonstration in Columbus on Saturday.
Videos of the incident began to circulate on Twitter, with an Ohio congressional woman urging fellow protesters not to escalate the situation with police.
“Don’t encourage them”, “It’s wrong, stop, stop!” Beatty can hear such comments. Before being beaten with pepper spray.
He asked Presented by Atlantic Asked if she thought the authorities could handle the situation differently, the Congresswoman said, “I believe so. I think this is unnecessary power. “