Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

RandySF

(62,628 posts)
Fri May 29, 2020, 12:17 AM May 2020

Joe Biden Focuses On George Floyd Protests As Musicians Perform For His "Rock Out' Fundraiser By Ted

Sheryl Crow, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Buffett, Joe Walsh and David Crosby performed for Joe Biden at a virtual fundraiser on Thursday, but the presumptive Democratic nominee turned his focus to the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis.

“We can’t ignore that we are in a country with an open wound right now,” Biden said, according to a pool report. “A wound far older and deeper than George Floyd’s—George Floyd’s killing—and his brutal, brutal death captured on film. His final words, pleading for breathe. ‘Let me breathe, I can’t breathe.’ It’s ripped open anew this—this ugly underbelly of our society.”

“You know, if we’re not committed as a nation, with every ounce of purpose in our beings–not just to binding up this wound in hope that somehow the scab once again will cover things over–but to treat the underlying injury, we’re never going to eventually heal,” he told the 1,200 or so who were connected to the virtual event.

Whoopi Goldberg and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) served as hosts of the fundraiser, which was billed as “Rock Out On a Night In With Vice President Joe Biden,” with donors from across the country connected to Biden at his home in Wilmington, DE.

Goldberg, co-host of The View, said of Biden, “He is not perfect. He and I share several really great things in our life. We share the ability to get ourselves in trouble. We don’t mean to, we just do. Sometimes you make a step and you’re in it. This happens. But what I do know is he is the best man to get us in a better place.”



https://deadline.com/2020/05/joe-biden-george-floyd-sheryl-crow-whoopi-goldberg-w-1202946262/

6 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Joe Biden Focuses On George Floyd Protests As Musicians Perform For His "Rock Out' Fundraiser By Ted (Original Post) RandySF May 2020 OP
Good for Joe....we are all a George Floyd. OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #1
TY Musicians who Performed for Joe Biden & TY Cha May 2020 #2
"But what I do know is he is the best man to get us in a better place." Budi May 2020 #3
Wait; he wasn't pissing and whining about a social media platform? gratuitous May 2020 #4
I really wanted to be part of that one DFW May 2020 #5
Sounds excellent! lark May 2020 #6
 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
3. "But what I do know is he is the best man to get us in a better place."
Fri May 29, 2020, 12:36 AM
May 2020

Joe Biden knows, 1st of all, what that better place is.

Thanks for this post, RandySF

💙 #JoeBiden2020

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
4. Wait; he wasn't pissing and whining about a social media platform?
Fri May 29, 2020, 12:38 AM
May 2020

Geez, how is that even presidential?

DFW

(55,186 posts)
5. I really wanted to be part of that one
Fri May 29, 2020, 12:46 AM
May 2020

I was invited, but it started at 2 AM my time, and I know I would have dozed off.

Thanks for the report!

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Joe Biden Focuses On Geor...