Five Democratic Senators Kneel at George Floyd Memorial

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Five Democrat senators knelt during a moment of silence for George Floyd in a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon.

Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) knelt, which lasted for eight minutes and 46 seconds, The Hill reported. That was the length of time fired Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck before he died. Chauvin faces a second-degree murder charge over the incident.

Senate Chaplin Barry Black led a prayer, then Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., spoke about Floyd, Fox News reported.

“His family wants him to be remembered not for his death, but for being family-oriented, loving and Godly,” Booker read.

“For eight minutes and 46 seconds Officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on George Floyd’s neck,” Booker described. “As he kneeled on his neck, and he yelled, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe” and called for his mother — today we gather here in solemn reverence to not just mark his tragic death but to give honor to his life.”

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted, “As we continue working on policing reform and demanding Senator Mitch McConnell commit to holding a vote ASAP:

Senate Democrats stood together for a moment of silence in Emancipation Hall to honor the life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others.”

Schumer referred to pending legislation in Congress.

Congressional Democrats are preparing a massive package of police reforms, the Associated Press reported. Both the House and Senate bills are expected to include changes to police accountability laws, such as revising immunity provisions and creating a database of police use-of-force incidents. Revamped training requirements are planned

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes. AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report.
Photo “Kneeling Senators” by Chuck Schumer.

 

 

 

 

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6 Thoughts to “Five Democratic Senators Kneel at George Floyd Memorial”

  1. CCW

    At this rate, these who demand people bow to their demands, will soon bow to Sharia Law. Guess who is on the sidelines, licking their lips, waiting to get the signal to take over.

  2. Look Up

    This will be the same scenario when the anti Christ rises in power. There will be millions of people kneeling and bowing to him just as these lost souls are doing. If you dont think the stage is being set, you haven’t went outside lately, nor have you read the bible. Search the Lord out while there’s still time people, time is running out.

  3. Dee

    I hope these “kneelers” see the photograph of themselves and realize how ridiculous they look as well as the danger of the symbolism they exhibit.

  4. Mike Johnson

    It’s WHO are they kneeling to…not what. These are disgusting individuals submitting to Antifa/BLM…Terrorist organizations

  5. 83ragtop50

    Disgusting and shameful.

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