May 24, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Biden to meet George Floyd's family at White House
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.