US President Joe Biden, and US Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks “later this evening” on the Derek Chauvin verdict, the White House said Tuesday.
The statement Biden is preparing to deliver was pre-written and updated, and will contain themes about healing and justice, an aide said.After the verdict stating that Chauvin was convicted on Tuesday of all three charges of murder and manslaughter in the deadly arrest of George Floyd, Biden and Harris called Floyd’s family to express support, Floyd’s family attorney Ben Crump said on Twitter.
President Biden and VP Harris call the Floyd family after the GUILTY verdict! Thank you @POTUS & @VP for your support! We hope that we can count on you for the police reform we NEED in America! ✊ pic.twitter.com/cg4V2D5tlI
Such a decision could be considered a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans.
“We’re going to try to leave here today knowing that America is a better country,” said Crump speaking from Minneapolis, Minnesota. “America, let’s pause for a moment to proclaim this historical moment not just for the legacy of George Floyd, but for the legacy of America.”
“America, let’s frame this moment as a moment where we finally are getting close to living up to our Declaration of Independence,” Crump added.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equally, that they’re endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that amongst them are life, and liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Crump said, before adding, “America, that means all of us. That means Black people. That means Hispanic people. That means Native people. That means Asian people. That means all of us, America.”
“We frame this moment for all of us, not just for George Floyd. This is a victory for those who champion humanity over inhumanity, those who champion justice over injustice, those who champion morals over immorality. America, let’s lean into this moment,” he said.
Former President Barack Obama, first and only black president of US history, also reacted to the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case, releasing a joint statement along with his wife Michelle Obama.
Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied. pic.twitter.com/mihZQHqACV
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