Washington, D.C – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement on the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN:
“George Floyd should be alive today. His brutal killing, at the hands of four police officers, is another heartbreaking example of the deadly racism that persists in this country.
“George Floyd’s murder was not an isolated incident – but rather part of a pattern of police brutality and white supremacy that pervades our nation, and our criminal justice system in particular.
“The officers responsible for George Floyd’s death must be brought to justice. And public officials – at every level of government – must take action to end police brutality and ensure that the perpetrators of racist killings are held accountable.
“Black lives matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. In his memory, we pledge to do all we can to end the plague of police brutality and anti-Black violence that led to his death.”