President Joe Biden phoned family members and attorneys for George Floyd when a Minnesota jury returned a guilty verdict for Chowin, as he consoled family members again and celebrated a verdict that he said ‘The world will change.’
Biden made the call with Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden. And in a modern twist, lead attorney Benjamin Crump played the call on speaker phone – with discussion instantly smiled across the world on social media and cable news.
‘Feeling better now,’ Biden told members of the turbulent family and listeners, who gathered around Crump’s phone.
‘Nothing is going to make it all better. But at least, God, now there’s some justice, ‘Biden said.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday called family members and attorneys for George Floyd and attorney Benjamin Crump after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.
Benjamin Crump tweeted the exchange. He laughed when Biden said he wanted to provide family members with a ride on Air Force One during a future trip to Washington
Biden cited Floyd’s daughter Jianna’s comments that her late father was going to change the world. “He’s going to start changing it now,” Biden told the group.
Biden first revealed that he called the family on Monday, the results of which were inconclusive – and as the White House repeatedly noted, the jury’s sequence was.
He later told the family: ‘You are an incredible family. I wish i was there [to] Put your weapon around me. ‘
He told them that he was with the White House adviser, former Rev. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, who, when called, was made up of the Biden Oval Office.
‘We are looking at every other and vice-president of it. We were all so sure, not just one decision but all three.
Crump tweeted the video transactions.
‘This is really important. I look forward to seeing you guys, I really am. We are going to do a lot, ‘he promised them.
“We will keep doing it until we finish it,” said Biden.
This prompted Crump to act and sign the George Floyd Policing Act, which stalled in the Senate.
‘You brought it up. That much more, ‘Biden promised. He said the result ‘provides a new shot at tackling real systemic racism’.
Harris, the country’s first black and first female vice president, also spoke.
He said, ‘I salute your courage, your commitment’.
“It’s the day of justice in America,” Harris said. He called the family ‘the real leader when we needed you’.
“History will look back on this moment and knows that it was a moment of inflection,” she said. ‘We are going to do something good to come out of this tragedy, okay?’ he said.
Biden then said, “When we do this, we’re going to put you in Airforce One and bring you here,” he said with a laugh.
‘We’re going to put you up to President Biden,’ Crump replied.
President Joe Biden said he is praying for George Floyd’s family and called the evidence ‘overwhelming’ in the Derek Chauvin trial
White House press secretary Jane Saki said Biden was not weighing in on the verdict, but was expressing concern about the Floyd family
Earlier on Tuesday, Biden said he was praying for a ‘right verdict’ at the George Floyd trial and called the evidence ‘overwhelming’ in a series of extraordinary comments that began on the second day of his deliberations in the jury’s case Came after.
‘I am praying the verdict is the right decision. Which is – I think it’s heavy in my view, ‘Biden told reporters at the Oval Office.
‘I wouldn’t say that until the jury was seized.’
The White House later claimed that Biden was not advocating for a particular ruling, but was expressing compassion for the Floyd family.
White House press secretary Jane Saki said I don’t think he would weigh it in on the verdict.
‘He was telling what many people across the country are feeling, which is a pity for the family.’
He indicated that Biden may have more to say after the verdict is delivered.
‘I expect him to move more, once a decision is made and I’m not going to provide additional analysis on what that means,’ said Saki, to clarify what Biden would like. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges.
He defended Biden’s comments, saying the president had closely followed the trial, got close to the Floyd family and waited for the jury to speak until the sequence took place.
George Floyd’s brother Filonis revealed that President Biden called him on Monday when the jury was intentionally sent to test Derek Chauvin
Filoniz said: ‘I just think that in America, if a black person can’t get justice for it, what justice can a black person get?’
George W. Bush discussed the decision in an interview with Today on Tuesday morning.
‘I think the first thing, Hoda, is that people know that the test has been conducted impartially. And the rule of law is supreme in our judiciary. We will see what the jury of his peers say, you know, I think a lot of people have already made up their minds as to what the verdict should be.
‘All I can tell you is that if the trial has not been conducted impartially, there is an appeal process. One of the things we learned after the storm of the Capitol was our institutions, and an institution that is really important to the faith of the American people, is a judicial system. ‘