Biden tells Floyd family 'now there's some justice' after Chauvin guilty verdict

A panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty Tuesday on all three 收费 与五月有关 2020 death of Floyd.

沙文, 45, was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Chauvin’s bail was immediately revoked and he was led away with his hands cuffed behind his back.

After the verdict was delivered, Biden and Harris called the Floyd family, celebrating the jury’s decision.

Nothing is going to make it all better, but at least now there’s some justice,” Biden is heard saying on speaker phone in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday by attorney Ben Crump. “We’re going to start to change now. We’re going to start to change now.

Biden添加了: “You’ve been incredible, you’re an incredible family, I wish I was there to put my arms around you.

The president went on to say that Chauvin wasguilty on all threeon all three counts,” 称呼它 “really important.

We’re going to get a lot more done,” 拜登说.

Harris then is heard taking the phone, saying she isso thankful to the entire family.

Your courage, your commitment, your strength,” 哈里斯说. “This is a day of justice in America.

Harris added thatin George’s name and memory we are going to make sure his legacy is in tact and that history will look back at this moment and know that this is an inflection moment.

He had to sacrifice so much and your family did too,” 哈里斯说. “But we believe, with your leadership and, and the president that we have in the White House, that we’re going to make something good come out of this tragedy, 好的?”

Biden is heard again, 说: “And you better all get ready, because when we do it we’re going to put you on Air Force One and get you hereI guarantee it.

拜登, earlier, as the jury began deliberations, 说他是 “praying the verdict is the right verdict.


拜登, 在星期一, spoke to the family of George Floyd, the Black man in Minnesota who died after he was seen on video – handcuffed – sayingI can’t breatheas Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck. His death sparked nationwide protests last spring and summer over police brutality against minorities and systemic racism.

Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd said in an interview on NBC News early Tuesday morning that the president had called the Floyd family on Monday after the jury began deliberations in the trial.

I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they’re feeling, and so I waited until the jury was sequestered, and I called,” 拜登解释, referencing his call to Floyd’s family. “I wasn’t going to say anything about it, but Philonise said today on television, and he accurately said it was a private conversation because Joe understands what it was like to go through loss.

Biden添加了: “They’re a good family, and they’re calling for peace and tranquility, no matter what that verdict is. I’m praying that verdict is the right verdict, which I think it’s overwhelming, 在我看来. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered now.


Biden also called the Floyd family last year – soon after Floyd’s death, which came during the 2020 presidential election campaign – and later the then-presidential candidate traveled to Houston to meet with the family and express is condolences.

在星期一, the judge in the Chauvin trial said that he wished elected officials would stop referencing the caseespecially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of lawso as to let the judicial process play out as intended.

Judge Peter Cahill was referring to controversial comments over the weekend by Democratic Rep. 麦斯汀·沃特斯, WHO urged protesters in Minnesota tostay in the street” 和 “得到更多的对抗” if Chauvin is not found guilty.

I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” Cahill told Chauvin’s attorney.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell criticized the comments by both Biden and Waters.

The longtime senator from Kentucky noted on Tuesday afternoon thatsometimes a fair trial is difficult to conductbefore emphasizing thatit is certainly not helpful for a member of Congress, and even the president of the U.S. to appear to be weighing in in public, while the jury is trying to sort through this significant case.

Asked about the president’s comments on the trial, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden doesn’t see that asweighing in.

I don’t think he would see it as weighing in on the verdict,” Psaki highlighted.

Psaki said the presidentcertainly is not looking to influence, but he has been touched by the impact on the family. Hence, he called the family yesterday and had that discussion. I expect he will weigh in further once there is a verdict.

Psaki reiterated that Biden chose to spoke out after the jury had been sequestered, and is currently deliberating a verdict.

福克斯新闻’ Paul Steinhauser and Paul Conner contributed to this report.