Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks in Philadelphia on the civil unrest occurring across the nation following the death of George Floyd and called on Congress to act “this month” on measures on "real police reform."
“We can't leave this moment thinking that we can once again turn away and do nothing. We can't do that this time. We just can't. The moment has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism, to deal with the growing economic inequity that exists in our nation, to deal with the denial of the promise of this nation made to so many,” Biden said.
“You know, I've said from the outset of this election, that we're in the battle for the soul of this nation, and we are in the battle for the soul of this nation,” Biden continued
Biden urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass legislation that will address the concerns of protestors on police reform and a bill that outlaws chokeholds.
"No more excuses, no delays. If Mitch McConnell can bring in the United States senate to determine Trump's unqualified judicial nominees who will run roughshod over our Constitution now, it is time to pass legislation that will bring true meaning of our constitutional promise of equal protection under the law," Biden said.
Biden promised that if elected president, he "won’t traffic in fear and division" nor "fan the flames of hate." Biden also said that he is committed to "creating a national police oversight commission."