Biden: MLK Assassination Didn’t Have Worldwide Impact of George Floyd Death

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Berston Field House in Flint, Michigan on March 9, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Joe Biden, the democratic nominee for president, has been heating up lately, and this latest take is a hot one indeed.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion in Philadelphia Biden said that smartphone technology has exposed police brutality in stark ways, in addition to the social media virality of videos showcasing police violence. “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” said the former Vice President. “It’s just like television changed the Civil Rights movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor and his dogs ripping the clothes off of elderly black women going to church and firehoses ripping the skin off of young kids.”

“What happened to George Floyd — now you got how many people around the country, millions of cellphones. It’s changed the way everybody’s looking at this,” he added. “Look at the millions of people marching around the world.”

The murder of George Floyd has justifiably ignited a fire in the nation, even sparking the city of San Francisco to ban it’s police department from responding to non-criminal activities.