Hillary Clinton Tells George Floyd Activists: ‘Don’t Stop Pushing’
'People will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened'
Hillary Clinton told George Floyd activists on the anniversary of his death, “don’t stop pushing.”
“To John Lewis, the effects of the protests following George Floyd’s murder were clear. ‘People will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened," she said.
"And it is my hope that we are on our way to greater change.’ That’s my hope too,” Clinton said, telling activists, “Don’t stop pushing”:
To John Lewis, the effects of the protests following George Floyd’s murder were clear.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 25, 2021
“People will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened,” he said. ”And it is my hope that we are on our way to greater change."
That’s my hope too. Don’t stop pushing.
Floyd’s death sparked nationwide violent riots and protests in 2020.
During the pandemic lockdowns, Democrats seemed to ignore mass gatherings in the streets, descending into violent riots resulting in deaths and damaged businesses.
The primary officer involved in Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin, was found guilty on all three charges he faced:
Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.
Rep. Maxine Waters warned Chauvin must be found guilty and urged protesters to “stay in the street” and urged people to “get more confrontational” if the desired outcome was not met.
“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said at the time.
“And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd."
"If nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice.”
“But I am very hopeful, and I hope we are going to get a verdict that says ‘guilty, guilty, guilty.’"
"If we don’t, we cannot go away,” she added.
Medical Examiner Under Investigation for Testifying Chauvin Did Not Kill George Floyd— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) April 25, 2021
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Meanwhile, Joe Biden is set to meet with George Floyd’s family at the White House, marking his Floyd’s death anniversary.
Other Demcorats like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who plans to kneel during an event, will also attend the tribute lasting 9 minutes and 29 seconds — the amount of time Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck.