Ambassador Branstad’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Like you, my wife Chris and I were shocked, appalled, and deeply saddened by the horrific death of George Floyd.  Ours is a nation of laws, and this terrible act of violence must not go unpunished.  I am acutely aware that many of our colleagues have experienced racism or other forms of discrimination.  This is unacceptable, which is why I am searching for what I can do personally, and what we can do as a Mission, to help end the continued cycle of racism and injustice in our country.

                                                                                                      -Ambassador Branstad