President Biden this evening urged lawmakers to take advantage of momentum created by the conviction of Derek Chauvin and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act for police reform.
Recounting one of his meetings with Floyd's daughter, Gianna, in which she told him "my Daddy changed the world," Biden said now is the time for lawmakers to act.
"After the conviction of George Floyd's murderer, we can see how right she was if we have the courage to act in Congress," said Biden.
"We have all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of Black Americans," he continued. "Now is our opportunity to make some real progress."
Biden then went on to praise most law enforcement officers in the nation, who he said also want to see reform.
"The vast majority of men and women in uniform wear their badge and serve their communities honorably," he said receiving a standing ovation
"I know they want to help meet this moment as well," he added.