"We can't turn away. We must not turn away," Biden said. "We cannot leave this moment thinking we can once again turn away from racism that stings at our very soul."
Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who grew up in Houston, Texas, died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis pinned him with a knee to the neck for nearly nine minutes. A bystander's video captured the incident in excruciating detail, including his saying "I can't breathe" and crying out for his mother.