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tv   Senate Democrats Hold Moment of Silence  CSPAN  June 5, 2020 1:42am-2:01am EDT

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everyone please remain in your seat. we will escort everybody out please remain seated. ♪ ♪ him
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[inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen let us pray. eternal lord god who spreads out the heavens and rules the raging we thank you for this
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nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all human beings are created equal. we come today to pay our respects to the memory of george floyd. may come to stand in solidarity with courageous americans who are protesting against racial injustice against our nation may come today to acknowledge that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. because we believe the american people are wrapped in a blanket of mutuality and tied to a single garment of destiny. we come with hopes on - - hope in our hearts right defeated is better than evil triumphant. most of all because we know you stand within the shadows keeping watch and lowered we have trusted and you throughout the seasons throughout the nation's life. for your unfailing love. the nation and world are in pain. he told us in psalm 46 tend to be silent and know that i am god. i would be honored in every nation throughout the world.
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we come to honor you. we pray in your sovereign name on them. a man. >> george floyd born and raised in houston texas to friends and loved ones he is known as floyd playing basketball and football or but his family wants him to be remembered for being family-oriented and loving and godly. passed away at 46 years old. eight minutes and 46 seconds the officer held his knee on george floyd's neck as he
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yelled i can't breathe. i cannot breathe and call for his mother, today we gather here in solemn reference to not just mark's tragic death but to give honor to his life. now we will pause for eight minutes and 46 seconds in remembrance of george floyd.
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[silence] george floyd, breanna taylor maybe honor those dead by protecting all who are alive.
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h.r. 35, the emmett till antilynching act, as amended. i seek to amend this legislation not because i've -- i take it or i take lynching lightly but i take lynching lightly but him l of terror that claimed the lives of nearly 5,000 americans between p 1881 and 1968. but this bill would cheapen the meaning of lynching by defining it so broadly as to include a minor bruise or abrasion. our nation's history of racial terrorism demands more seriousness from us than that.


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