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Joe Biden invites George Floyd’s family next week on anniversary of his death

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According to a CNN, a White House official has confirmed that President Joe Biden invited the family of George Floyd to the White House on Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of his death at the hands of police.

Biden first met with the Floyd family in June 2020 when he traveled to Houston to offer condolences ahead of George Floyd’s funeral. The President has spoken to members of the family on a few occasions over the past year, including a conversation last month with George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing.
The White House visit comes as lawmakers are likely to miss the President’s initial May 25 deadline for passing a bipartisan police reform bill.