The senate voted 98-0 with senators Bob Casey and Ben Cardin not casting votes, for General Charles Brown, Jr to lead the US military service. Brown is the first African American in US history to lead the military service.
Brown has a long history of serving the United States with a 3-decade long career in the Air Force and recently as the commander in the Pacific Air Force. He also served as deputy commander for the US Central Command.
In a recent video, Brown addressed the recent situation in America over the death of African American, George Floyd.
“Here’s what I’m thinking about: I’m thinking about how full I am with emotion — not just for George Floyd, but the many African Americans that have suffered the same fate as George Floyd,” he said in the video.
I’m thinking about protests in my country, tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, the equality expressed in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that I’ve sworn my adult life to support and defend. I’m thinking about a history of racial issues and my own experiences that didn’t always sing of liberty and equality,” he added.
George Floyd died on May 25th when a white officer pinned him down by the neck for 8 minutes, over a suspected counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. In the video released by witnesses, Floyd can be heard crying out for his mother.