Biden issued a statement just after midnight as protesters in several major U.S. cities vented outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck. "Protesting such brutality is right and necessary," Biden said in the emailed statement. Biden will face President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Even with alleged voter suppression, Stacey Abrams came very close to winning in Georgia. She would make a great VP pick for Biden.
Some potential running mates have seen their fortunes appear to rise or fall in the midst of the protests over police treatment of African Americans.
The brother of George Floyd said Saturday that he spoke to President Donald Trump but the conversation was so quick that he "he didn't give me the opportunity to even speak.""It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept pushing me off like 'I don't want to hear what you are talking about,"' Philonise Floyd told MSNBC's Al Sharpton."I just told him I want justice. I said that I can't believe that they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight." Floyd said he also spoke to Joe Biden and poured out his heart to the Democratic presidential candidate. "I never begged for anything before," Floyd told Sharpton. "I asked the vice president if he could get justice for my...
Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee to take on President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election, has promised to pick a woman. Several black candidates are on the short list, including Senator Kamala Harris, former Georgia gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams and Representative Val Demings. The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has led to raging protests there and elsewhere, is the latest in a string of U.S. incidents involving unarmed black men, including the shooting of a jogger in Georgia in February and numerous high-profile police killings that gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.