Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, approached her before he testified today and asked if the police reform bill being debated in the House would actually become law.
"'Is there going to be a bill that is passed and why do you think so?'" she said he asked, recounting their conversation.
"I said 'I think so,'" she continued. "'I know so because the people have spoken.'"
Pelosi went on cite Abraham Lincoln, who famously said "public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail."
"People have spoken," she said. "They have been seen, they have been heard. And they've done so day in and day out for weeks. So the injustice of it all is readily apparent. the need to make the change is clear and the proposals to do so have been in the hopper for a while."
Watch part of Philonise Floyd's opening statement: