DENVER, CO — Speaker KC Becker and House Majority Leader Alec Garnett today announced that the House would not convene Friday, May 29 or Saturday, May 30.
“I feel a deep sense of grief for our great city, and for all our communities who are experiencing profound pain, anger and sadness,” said House Majority Leader Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “I know our city is hurting tonight, and I hope that our grief turns into peaceful action, rather than vandalism and violence. To allow space for protests that we expect to continue on Friday and into the weekend, the House will not convene tomorrow or Saturday.”
“Tonight, the pain and rage brought on by the death of yet another black man in America at the hands of law enforcement came to a boiling point in Denver,” said Black Caucus Chair Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver. “What began as a peaceful call for justice after the death of George Floyd and far too many others before him turned to chaos when the shots rang. By the end of the night, highways were taken over and protestors had been targeted and intentionally run over. My heart breaks for our community, our city, and our nation tonight.”