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Biden Meets With George Floyd's Family On 1st Anniversary Of His Death

Added 05-25-21 05:07:01pm EST - “The private meeting came as negotiators on Capitol Hill continue to work on a police overhaul named after Floyd, and which the president had hoped to sign by now.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Biden Meets With George Floyd's Family On 1st Anniversary Of His Death”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, is seen after meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris at the White House Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, is seen after meeting with President Biden and Vice President Harris at the White House Tuesday.

On the first anniversary of his murder by a Minneapolis police officer, a killing that launched protests and calls for police reform nationwide, members of George Floyd's family met with President Biden, Vice President Harris and congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

The meeting with Biden and Harris lasted approximately an hour, and was kept private. The White House said those attending included Floyd's mother and daughter, three brothers and a nephew.

Biden issued a statement afterwards, saying that "the Floyd family has shown extraordinary courage, especially his young daughter Gianna, who I met again today. The day before her father's funeral a year ago, Jill and I met the family and she told me, 'Daddy changed the world.' He has."

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