House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats seek to cool simmering tensions Louisiana delegation split over debt hike bill with disaster aid House Democrats unveil legislation to curtail presidential power MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that George Floyd’s daughter's prediction that her father would “change the world” is coming true.
Floyd's family met with lawmakers at the Capitol on Tuesday as Democrats seek to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
"[Floyd's family has] been here before to help us pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. On that day they said – in honor of Gianna, beautiful Gianna – would we name the bill in honor of George Floyd? My response was, ‘Only if it meets your standards'," Pelosi said, referring to Floyd's daughter. "And here we are today, hoping to pass a bill named for George Floyd that meets his standards."
She added that Gianna’s prediction that her father would “change the world” is coming to fruition, mentioning that people have worked hard for decades for this moment.
“Gianna said, ‘My daddy will change the world.’ And it means her prediction is coming true. And it's coming true because so many people who’ve worked so hard for decades to make it come true,” Pelosi said.
It’s been a year since those horrifying 8 minutes and 46 seconds stole George Floyd’s life. Today, I am thinking of this clip of his daughter Gianna, and all the young people out there who have seen so much, but refuse to give up hope. pic.twitter.com/VclaQksyso— Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE (@MichelleObama) May 25, 2021
Tuesday marks one year since former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, 46, by kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest.
Chauvin, 45, earlier this month was found guilty of all charges against him and will be sentenced in June.
Floyd’s death among others led to nationwide protests on social justice and police reform in the country.