Biden says the evidence against Derek Chauvin is ‘overwhelming’ and that he is ‘praying’ jurors convict him after he called George Floyd’s family
President Biden says he spoke to George Floyd’s family and he’s “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the Chauvin trial. pic.twitter.com/gxf2bjxlK2
— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021
I’m saying this as someone who thinks Chauvin should be convicted for manslaughter & 3rd degree murder: this is highly irresponsible of Biden to say. Elected officials should not be weighing into an ongoing trial, especially one where the “wrong” verdict will result in mass chaos https://t.co/uqyyDTFFQi
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) April 20, 2021
This is a remarkable statement from a sitting president on a criminal trial currently underway:
“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. The evidence is overwhelming in my view,” President Biden just now in the Oval.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) April 20, 2021