YocharlakeetaBrown-フロイド, the sister-in-law of ジョージ・フロイド; フィロイス・フロイド, George Floyd’s brother; とグウェンカー, エリック・ガーナーの母, アンドリュー・ブラウンの家族のメンバー全員が出席しました.
Attorneys Benjamin Crump, Monique Pressley, Antonio Romanucci, and Bakari Sellers joined the relatives.
White House Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond and White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice met with the relatives and attorneys.
Just before meeting with Richmond and Rice at the ホワイトハウス, they met with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
“They listened very intensely. It got very emotional at times,” Crump, the Floyd family lawyer, said of the Capitol Hill meetings.
“We’re just here to just get our point across and let them know that we’re hurting, we’re still in pain,” Philonise Floyd said, according to Bloomberg.
Among the lawmakers present during the Capitol Hill session were Senate Majority Leader チャックシューマー (D-NY), その. リンゼー・グラハム (R-SC), その. ティムスコット (R-SC), その. Dick Durbin (D-IL), その. コリーブッカー (D-NJ), および担当者. Karen Bass (Dのような).
The talks reportedly centered on police reform efforts, which Biden urged Congress to pass by the end of May, the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Scott introduced a police reform bill in 2020, but Democrats rejected the legislation because they said it did not go far enough.
“I extended an olive branch. I offered them amendments. But Democrats used the filibuster to block the debate from even happening. My friends across the aisle seemed to want the issue… more than they wanted a solution. But I’m still working. I’m still hopeful,” スコット 前記 during his GOP response to Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday night.
The House of Representatives 合格した the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March. The bill in its current form, しかしながら, is not expected to gain enough bipartisan support in the Senate.