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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Honoring The Life of Tyre Nichols

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the heinous murder of Tyre Nichols and called on the officers responsible to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

On Friday, the city of Memphis released the brutal, truly sickening bodycam footage of the murder of Tyre Nichols.

I am heartbroken, horrified, appalled by this heinous murder. This should have been just a routine traffic stop. It never, never should have ended the way it did: in unnecessary violence and bloodshed.

The repetitiveness of unjust murders like Tyre Nichols’ is a stain on America.

The five police officers who betrayed their oath to serve and protect should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

We should remember Tyre for who he was and for the life he lived. By all accounts, he was a beautiful and gentle soul. He was creative. He was energetic. And he was deeply passionate about the things he loved most: sunsets, skateboarding, and above all, his family.

He was a father, a son, a friend; a talented young man with his whole life ahead of him. And he should still, still be alive today.

So, let us honor his memory by bringing lasting, meaningful change to create a more just and a more fair America, our long, trodden path to try and make this country, this beautiful country, a more perfect place, and a more perfect nation.