May 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden to meet George Floyd's family at White House

Ben Crump and Bridgett Floyd stand behind a podium

George Floyd's sister Bridgett Floyd (C) speaks, flanked by Rev. Al Sharpton (R) and Attorney Ben Crump (L), in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 23. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden will meet privately with the family of George Floyd on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of Floyd's murder, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday.

Why it matters: The White House meeting comes after Derek Chauvin was found guilty in Floyd's murder; a trial advocates saw as one of the most crucial civil rights cases in decades.

What they're saying: "This is going to be a private meeting," Psaki said, adding that "the courage and grace of this family, and especially his daughter Gianna, has really stuck with the president."

  • Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, his sister Bridgett Floyd, his brothers Philanese Floyd and Terrence Floyd, and his nephew Brandon Williams will be among the family members in attendance, she said.
  • Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd's 6-year old-daughter, will also be at the White House meeting.
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