Joe Biden met with the family of George Floyd of Minnesota on Monday, and his death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked nearly two weeks of outrage and protests in the United States and around the world.
This is what VP @JoeBiden did with the George Floyd family – for more than an hour. He listened, listened to their pain and shared their grief. The tweeter was Benjamin Crump, One of the Floyd family lawyers.
Crump too She has tweeted a photo Biden, Thane, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louisiana Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond, past president of the Congressional Black Caucus and George’s uncle, Roger Floyd, all wore masks to prevent coronavirus.
Biden flew to Houston to meet Floyd’s family, two weeks after his death in police custody on May 25, sparking nationwide protests over racial injustice.
Biden is expected to offer his condolences to Floyd’s relatives, and is expected to post a video message for Floyd’s hometown of Houston on Tuesday, two aides said.
They said that he was not expected to attend the service to avoid any harm to mourners caused by his confidential service security details.
Biden’s staff is traveling to Texas to understand how to safely campaign during coronavirus infections. Biden has left his Delaware home only a few times and has not traveled far beyond Philadelphia for a talk last week.
Floyd’s private funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, and he will be buried next to his mother at Houston Memorial Garden in Pearland.