Vice President Kamala Harris turned the funeral of Tyre Nichols in Memphis into a political rally Wednesday.
Harris was invited by Al Sharpton, who gave the eulogy, to share a few words at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.
The vice president said it is a “nonnegotiable” for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
While speaking at Tyre Nichols’ funeral, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 1, 2023
"We will not be denied. It is nonnegotiable." https://t.co/iYQlsBAkAj pic.twitter.com/grrEFE2LIj
WATCH HARRIS’ FULL REMARKS BELOW VIA C-SPAN:
.@VP Harris remarks at Tyre Nichols Funeral: "This violent act was not in pursuit of public safety…Was he not also entitled to the right to be safe? So when we talk about public safety, let us understand what it means in its truest form. Tyre Nichols should have been safe." pic.twitter.com/rZp0UrlVI1— CSPAN (@cspan) February 1, 2023