Democratic senators kneel in Capitol to pay tribute to George Floyd protesters

By Andrew Mark Miller |

Senate Democrats kneel in memory of George Floyd ( Photo credit: Daily Mail)

Senate Democrats held a moment of silence in the Capitol Thursday, with several choosing to kneel to pay respects to the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Van Hollen, Heinrich, Kaine and Michael Bennet are kneeling during this moment,” New York Times reporter Emily Cochrane tweeted as Democrats gathered for a moment of silence to pay tribute to those protesting the death of George Floyd Thursday.

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown joined Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bennet of Colorado, and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico in their protest by kneeling to the ground.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.