George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd delivered an emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, urging lawmakers to listen to “the call” for change from the Floyd family and protesters across the country.
“”I’m tired. I’m tired of pain,” Floyd said. “I’m here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain. Stop us from being tired,” Floyd continued. “
“George called for help and he was ignored. Please listen to the calls I’m making to you now, to the calls of our family, and to the calls ringing out in the streets across the world. People of all backgrounds, genders and race have come together to demand change. Honor them, honor George and make the necessary changes that make law enforcement the solution and not the problem,” Floyd continued.
“The people elected you to speak for them, to make positive change,” Floyd said. “George’s name means something. You have the opportunity here to make your names mean something, too. If his death ends up changing the world for the better. And I think it will. Then he died as he lived. It is on you to make sure his death isn’t in vain.”