U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks throughout a go to to the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. June 1, 2020.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden will go to Houston on Monday to pay his respects to the household of George Floyd, the Biden marketing campaign stated on Sunday.
“Vice President Biden will travel to Houston Monday to express his condolences in-person to the Floyd family. He is also recording a video message for the funeral service,” marketing campaign spokesman T.J. Ducklo stated in an announcement to NBC News.
Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was initially anticipated to attend the non-public funeral in Houston on Tuesday, in accordance to Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for Floyd’s household. Instead, Biden will now meet with the household privately to provide his condolences with out disrupting the providers.
Floyd’s funeral in Houston follows memorial providers in Minneapolis on Thursday and one other service in North Carolina on Saturday.
Floyd died on Memorial Day after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for greater than eight minutes regardless of Floyd’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. The fired officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with second-degree homicide, third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter.
Since Floyd’s loss of life, protests have erupted throughout the nation and different elements of the world as individuals condemn racism and police brutality.