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Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:58 PM

4. Transcript of Biden's eulogy for George Floyd


Joe Biden spoke today at George Floyd’s funeral. Read the full transcript of his eulogy speech here.

Joe Biden: (00:00)
Hello everyone on this day of prayer, where we try to understand God’s plan in our pain. To George’s family and friends, Jill and I know that deep hole in your hearts when you bury a piece of your soul deep in this earth. As I said to you privately, we know. We know you will never feel the same again. For most people, the numbness you feel now will slowly turn day after day, season after season into purpose through the memory of the one they lost. But for you that day has come before you can fully grieve. And unlike most, you must grieve in public. It is a burden. A burden that is now your purpose to change the world for the better in the name of George Floyd.

Joe Biden: (00:55)
Like so many others, I’ve watched with awe as you summon the absolute courage to channel God’s grace and show the good man George was. To stir justice too long dormant, to move millions to act peacefully and purposely, but among all the people around the world who feel connected to this tragedy are the ones who lost something that can never, ever be replaced. To George’s children and grandchild, I know you miss your dad and your granddad.

Joe Biden: (01:26)
Little Gianna, as I said to you when I saw you yesterday, you’re so brave. Daddy’s looking down. He’s so proud of you. I know you miss that bear hug that only he could give, the pure joy riding on his shoulders so you could touch the sky, the countless hours he spent playing any game you wanted because your smile, your laugh, your love is the only thing that mattered at the moment. I know you have a lot of questions, honey, no child should have to ask questions that too many black children have had to ask for generations. Why?

Joe Biden: (02:05)
Why is daddy gone? Looking through your eyes we should also be asking ourselves why the answer is so often too cruel and painful? Why in this nation do too many black Americans wake up knowing that they can lose their life? And of course, they’re just living their life. Why does justice not roll like a river or righteousness like a mighty stream? Why? Well ladies and gentlemen, you can’t turn away. We must not turn away. We cannot leave this moment thinking we can once again turn away from racism that stings at our very soul.

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