The parents of Tyree Nichols and the man who disarmed the suspected Monterey. Park shooter have been invited to attend President Joe Biden’s. State of the Union address on February 7.
The brutal beating of Nichols by Memphis police and the mass shooting at a dance. Hall in Monterey Park, California, have renewed calls for policing. And gun control measures this month.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep.
Steven Horsford, D-Nev. said during an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday that Nichols’. Parents had accepted his invitation to attend the State of the Union.
“Earlier today, I spoke to the family of Tyree Nichols on behalf of the Congressional. Black Caucus to first express our condolences to them, to let them know. That we are with them, to ask them what they want from us right now. To honor their son’s legacy, And to invite them to be our guests at the State of the Union on February. 7th so that we can make sure that the police culture, the policing culture. That unfortunately has contributed to the countless. Deaths in this country right now,” Horsford said.
Brandon Say, who disarmed the Monterey Park shooter at a dance hall in Alhambra. California, minutes after the first gunman killed 11 people. And wounded at least nine others. Was invited to the State of the Union address by state Rep. Judy Chu. , D-Calif.
During a bravery event in the city of Alhambra on Sunday. Chu said Se’s actions were “so amazing” that he invited her to be his guest at the president’s address. But an hour after he spoke with Tsay, the president himself asked Tsay to be his guest, Chu said.
“I can’t believe you turned me down for president,” Chu joked to Ty.
The president spoke with Nichols’ parents and Taya in the wake of the tragedy.
On Friday, Biden spoke by phone with Nichols’ mother. Brutal beating by Memphis police days before its public release last week. During the conversation with them, Biden expressed his condolences for the 29-year-old’s death. And praised the family’s courage and strength, the White House said.
The president also said he was “outraged and saddened” by the response to the video of Nichols’ beating. In a statement shortly after the videos were released. Biden called the images “appalling.”
“This is another painful reminder of the deep fear and trauma, pain. And exhaustion that black and brown Americans experience every day,” Biden said.
Biden called Tsay last week to thank him for his bravery in disarming the Monterey Park shooter.
“Instead of running, Brandon said he thought he was going to die.
But then he thought of the people inside,” the president said last week in comments. About the recent mass shootings that hit the Asian American community in California. “And in that moment, he followed his instincts. And he did his Courage followed… he charged the gunman, and wrestled him to the ground and wrested a semi-automatic pistol from him.”
The president will use his second State of the Union. Address as a way to see how legislation passed over the past.
The president’s upcoming address to Congress is still. Very much a work in progress, helping the pressure. But he can tackle continuing threats to democracy and hot-button. Political issues like more gun safety measures and immigration.