Joe Biden plans to attend the funeral for George Floyd in Houston next week, the Texas Tribune reports…..
Reports are that Secret Service is now working with Minneapolis police on VP Pence and ex-President Obama visits…
Biden will NOT actually attend the funeral and it’s also unlikely if Obama will either due to security concerns ….
“Joe Biden will travel on Monday to Houston to meet with the family of George Floyd, a black man whose death at the hands of the police touched off a nationwide outcry over racism and police brutality,” the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, will offer his condolences to members of the Floyd family and will also record a video message for Mr. Floyd’s funeral service on Tuesday, according to a Biden aide. Mr. Biden is not expected to attend the service — given his Secret Service protection, there were concerns about creating a disruption — but he wanted to offer in-person condolences.”
Thousands gathered at a Houston church Monday to pay their last respects to George Floyd, a day before he is due to be buried next to his mother in his Texas hometown.
For five hours the mourners — ranging from average citizens to top government leaders and celebrities — filed into the Fountain of Praise Church and past Floyd’s casket, more than two weeks after Floyd died while being pinned down by Minneapolis police.
His death has sparked worldwide protests and calls for racial justice.
“George Floyd is going to change the arc of the United States,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, according to CNN. “George Floyd has not died in vain. His life will be a living legacy about the way America and Texas respond to this tragedy.”
Among the attendees were Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, actor Kevin Hart, rappers Ludacris and Master P, and civil rights leaders, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the outlet said….
Minnesota US Senator attendee both services IN PERSON for George Floyd…
Biden , Harris and Demings did NOT….
Joe Biden and other DID speak at the Floyd funeral…Biden by video… Al Sharpton was again speaking….