Joe Biden has recently expressed his opinion that the “white supremacist terrorists” are the worst people that threaten the nation and its peace.
He has directly asked Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by next month, which marks George Floyd’s death anniversary.
He wants to push the act out by his death anniversary, addressing the details at his first joint address in front of Congress. The act he wants to push is now stuck in the Senate, who is rebutting Joe Biden and his decisions while leading negotiations for the Republican party through the GOP.
The bill will be a reformed package devoted to the tribute of George Floyd, a man who was murdered by officer Derek Chauvin, who happens to be white, last May 25th, 2020. His death contained Chauvin’s knee to his neck, leading into protests and riots that the United States had to witness throughout the year. It also sparked the Black Lives movement.
Last year, Senator Tim Scott put together a package and got a blessing from Donald Trump to push it forward, but Democrats state that it was a “non-starter,” with no progress being put in.
Senator Cory Booker is trying his best to negotiate for the other party, and Biden states that the “the Republicans have their own ideas and are engaged in productive discussions with Democrats in the Senate.”
“My fellow Americans, we have come together. To rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve. To root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system. And to enact police reform in George Floyd’s name that passed the House already.”
He remembers meeting Floyd’s daughter, Gianna, while he was campaigning as president last year. She tells Biden, “Daddy changed the world,” in which he comments, “After the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer, we can see how right she was — if we have the courage to act.”
He says that the point has to deal with qualified immunity, and also makes it difficult for victims to be suing officials if rights have been infringed. Senator Scott proposed that the shield should be lifted and police departments are able to be sued.