Philonise Floyd said Wednesday that he's seeking only one thing from Congress in the wake of his brother's death two weeks ago: "Justice for George."
Floyd spoke the words Wednesday morning in the Capitol as he headed into a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee to examine police brutality and Congress's role in preventing it.
Once the hearing began, he offered an emotional opening statement as he described watching the video of his brother's death. A Minneapolis police officer, who has since been fired and charged with second-degree murder, pinned George Floyd to the street by placing his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
"I couldn’t take care of George that day he was killed," Philonese Floyd testified. "But maybe by speaking with you today, I can make sure that his death would not be in vain."