Updated April 20, 2021 at 2:24 PM ET
When Joe Biden offered his condolences to the loved ones of George Floyd in a video address that played at Floyd's funeral service last year, he posed a question.
"Why, in this nation, do too many Black Americans wake up knowing they could lose their life in the course of living their life?" Biden asked.
Biden, then his party's presumptive presidential nominee, urged the country in that speech to use Floyd's death as a call for action to address systemic racism.