Biden: George Floyd’s Death Had More Impact Than Martin Luther King’s Assassination

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Biden took it upon himself to disrespect the late, great civil rights leader.

A video that resurfaced from 2020 shows Biden sitting at a table, weeks after George Floyd’s death, stating Martin Luther King’s death didn’t have a more significant impact on the world than George Floyd’s.

Well, Biden is now facing criticism from the video, as Americans are in complete disagreement with Biden’s statements.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, called Biden out for his comments. She stated Biden comes out of his basement and comes to a world that is different than reality.

She would go on to say it was not necessary to compare Floyd’s death to King’s.

Dr. King Should Not be Compared to George Floyd

Dr. King stood up to the political machine in his day; he stood up for civil rights for all people, especially African Americans.

Dr. King spearheaded the iconic Montgomery Boycott of Buses which lasted over 380 days and ended when a court ruled that segregation on buses was unconstitutional.

King also fearlessly led the Birmingham campaign, in which he organized events of peaceful protests. Yet, in response, Birmingham’s police department sicked attacks dogs and water pressure on children, which ended up being televised worldwide.

The city of Birmingham ended its discriminatory laws very soon after.

The civil rights icon was also one of the main civil rights leaders who led the march on Washington, which eventually led to the Civil Rights Act being passed in 1964.

King was not only recognized in the United States as a man who ushered in equality for all people, but also worldwide too. Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and the youngest man to receive the reward at the time.

George Floyd Never Had a Legacy Like King

George Floyd came into the national spotlight when he was killed by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25th, 2020.

Floyd was in a convenience store buying some items, but then a clerk called the police on Floyd for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 dollar bill.

Police were summoned to the scene and approached Floyd’s vehicle. Floyd refused to comply with the officer’s commands, but instead started shouting ‘I can’t breathe.’

Officers were finally able to get Floyd out of his vehicle; the former police officer, who is now a convicted felon, wrongfully put his knee on Floyd’s neck.

An autopsy report found out Floyd had a lethal amount of fentanyl and meth in his system. Floyd never went out of his way to promote civil rights, but was simply buying a pack of cigarettes and was later unfortunately killed by Chauvin.

To compare Floyd to King is an insult, not only to King, but to every civil rights leader who risked their lives for equality.