“George should be alive today. Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Ahmaud Arbery should be alive today. Eric Garner should be alive today.”
George Floyd’s brother led a moment of silence for victims of police violence during the #DemocraticConvention.
Democrats opened their virtual national convention Monday with an evening of sharp attacks on President Donald Trump, including from four moderate Republicans who urged voters to join them in supporting Joe Biden for president.
“We’re being taken down the wrong road by a president who has pitted one against the other,” former Ohio Governor John Kasich said. “I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country. That’s why I’ve chosen to appear at this convention.”
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