George Floyd’s sister boycotts meeting with Joe Biden

George Floyd's sister Bridgett Floyd
George Floyd's sister Bridgett Floyd

George Floyd’s sister Bridgett Floyd boycotted a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, saying he had broken a promise to pass police reform legislation commemorating her brother’s death.

While Bridgett Floyd was attending a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, other family members Praying at the White House is working to help pass the legislation.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is stuck on Capitol Hill. Cities in the U.S. and abroad were Tuesday a year since Floyd’s death.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty last month of murdering Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, after kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes when he was detained on suspicion of falsifying an account of Passed $ 20. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison on June 25.

President Biden set a deadline on Tuesday for the signing of police reform legislation.

After President and Vice President Kamala Harris met in the White House, Floyd’s brother, Philonise, told reporters: ‘If you can make federal laws to protect the bald eagle, you can make federal laws to people of colour. ”

Floyd’s other brother, Terrence, said it was a very productive conversation in the Oval Office.

But Bridgett Floyd – who rather kept quiet for a moment during a “Celebration of Life” event in downtown Minneapolis, explained why she did not go to Washington.

“I would go to D.C. for Biden to sign an account,” she said. “Biden did not sign the bill. Biden has broken a promise.”

She added a message to the president: “Get your people in order.”
After meeting with the Floyd family, he issued a statement saying he would support the legislation.

“The struggle for the soul of America has been a constant pressure and pull between the American ideal that we are all equal and the harsh reality that racism has torn us apart for a long time,” the president said. “At our best, the American ideal wins. It has to happen again.”

While Joe Biden, a Democrat who led the public interest in passing infrastructure and coronavirus stimulus bills, left much of the police reform negotiations to Capitol Hill lawmakers.