“I mean, it’s an amazing family. And what they went through, and they do it with so much dignity and grace. And you know, they carry the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders, ”the California senator told reporters during a visit to an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Harris met the family on her first campaign trip both solo and in person as a running mate. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden met the Blake family and spoke with Blake last week on his own trip to Wisconsin.
The senator said her message to the family was to express concern for their “well-being and of course for the well-being of their brother and son.” Let them know they have support ”.
Blake joined the hour-long meeting by phone, Benjamin Crump, the family’s attorney, said in a statement.
“In a touching moment, Jacob Jr. told Senator Harris he was proud of her, and the Senator told Jacob that she was also proud of him and the way he was overcoming his pain,” said he declared.
Harris encouraged the family to continue to use “their voices even through their pain to help America move forward to end systemic racism,” Crump said.
On Monday, Harris will host a roundtable with business owners in Black Milwaukee to discuss advancing racial equity in the country’s economic recovery, according to a Biden-Harris campaign notice.
CNN’s Eric Bradner and Kay Jones contributed to this report.