In his congressional testimony, Philonise Floyd remembered his brother George Floyd as “our gentle giant.”
“I was reminded of that when I watched the video of his murder. He called all of the officers ‘sir.’ He was mild mannered. He didn't fight back. He listened to all the officers. The man who took his life, who suffocated him for eight minutes and 46 seconds, he still called him ‘sir’ as he begged for his life,” he said.
“I can't tell you the kind of pain you feel when you watch something like that, when you watch your big brother, who you looked up to your whole entire life die, die begging for his mom.”