Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the committee will maintain a listening to on police use of drive after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis whereas in police custody.
Graham stated he’d spoken with Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee’s rating member, concerning the killing, which has resulted in a number of days of protests.
“Each of us are appalled at what we noticed and consider you will need to have a listening to as quickly as doable as to how one can fight this outrage,” Graham stated. “The Committee intends to name all kinds of witnesses on the subjects of higher policing, addressing racial discrimination relating to the usage of drive, in addition to constructing stronger bonds between communities and police.”
Graham added that the committee goals “to shine a vibrant gentle on the issues related to Mr. Floyd’s dying, with the aim of discovering a greater means ahead for our nation.”
The announcement comes as President Donald Trump faces heavy criticism for his response to the killing. Earlier right this moment, Twitter flagged the president for “glorifying violence” after he referred to those that’ve protested in Minneapolis following Floyd’s dying as “THUGS” and stated that “When the looting begins, the capturing begins.”
….These THUGS are dishonoring the reminiscence of George Floyd, and I received’t let that occur. Simply spoke to Governor Tim Walz and instructed him that the Navy is with him all the best way. Any issue and we’ll assume management however, when the looting begins, the capturing begins. Thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Twitter stated the president’s tweet violated its guidelines about glorifying violence however wouldn’t be eliminated as a result of “Twitter has decided that it might be within the public’s curiosity for the Tweet to stay accessible.”