Tyre Nichols‘ funeral at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Memphis, on Wednesday, was attended by Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States. Rev. Al Sharpton, who is presiding over the funeral, asked her to speak and she happily obliged.

“You have shown such strength, courage and grace. We mourn with you,” Harris said to the family of Nichols. “Mothers around the world when their babies are born pray to God that that body and that child will be safe for the rest of his life.”

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“When I think about the courage and the strength of the family, I think it demands that we speak the truth. And with this, I will say, this violent act was not in pursuit of public safety, and it was not in the interest of keeping the public safe. Because one must ask, was it not in the interest of keeping the public safe that Tyre Nichols will be here with us today?” she continued.

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“When we talk about public safety, let us understand what it means in its truest form: Tyre Nichols should have been safe,” she added, and said: “So, I’ll close by saying this: I was as a Senator a co-author The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and as Vice President of the US we demand that Congress pass The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act act. Joe Biden will sign it. We should not delay and we will not be denied, it is non-negotiable.”

Here’s a full video of the United States Vice President speaking at the funeral of late Tyre Nichols: