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Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to attend the funeral this week of George Floyd, the black man who died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, per the lawyer for Floyd’s family said Tuesday. Biden, speaking in Philadelphia on Tuesday, called Floyd’s killing “a wake-up call for our nation,” and began his speech: “‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.’ George Floyd’s last words. But they didn’t die with him. They’re still being heard. They’re echoing across this nation.”

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The White House had no immediate comment when asked if Trump planned to attend the funeral.

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With George Floyd’s death and the calls for racial equality taking over the national conversation, the Houston Texans leader on the field and in the front office, Bill O’Brien, said he’s getting behind Floyd’s family, calling them an “unbelievable example for this country.”

O’Brien also spoke on behalf of Texans ownership, the McNair family, adding that they were heartbroken over Floyd’s death and they are committed to bringing social justice. Check out the full interview clip below:

O’Brien added his Texans players are being encouraged to attend Floyd’s private funeral, which is slated to take place in Houston next Tuesday. However several memorial services will be held in different states leading up to that day.