Rep. Will Hurd at the Capitol in November 2019. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) joined a protest against George Floyd's killing on Tuesday, after a week of similar demonstrations being held across the country.

Why it matters: Hurd, the only black GOP representative, is one of the only congressional Republicans to publicly join Floyd protesters and post about it online. He is not seeking re-election.

What he's saying: "What we are showing here in Houston is that you can be outraged by a black man getting murdered in police custody. We can be united for change in our society. And we can be thankful that law enforcement is enabling our First Amendment rights. And we can be pissed that some stupid people are looting and rioting, which goes against our American values," he said in a video posted on Twitter.

  • "Everything is not a binary choice. We can believe all these values and fell all these emotions at the same time," he added.

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Jacob Blake's mother, Julia Jackson, implored Kenosha residents on Tuesday to bring an end to the violence that followed the police-shooting of her son, adding, "We really just need prayers."

Why it matters: Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been in a state of chaos since police shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, eight times — months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protests have consumed Kenosha with calls for racial justice and an end to police brutality.

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.