President Joe Biden will address the nation after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin case.
Biden, who got to know George Floyd's family during the 2020 campaign, said that when he met Floyd's daughter, she told him, "my daddy changed the world." It's clear that Floyd's death has certainly changed the perspective of many who witnessed the harshness of Chauvin's actions, his pleas for help from Floyd and the many who begged Chauvin to stop.
Biden repeated Floyd's family's request for peace and calm ahead of the verdict, asking that people celebrate or mourn without violence in the community.
Biden was scheduled to address the verdict ahead of his talk about jobs, but the White House appears to have decided to do a stand-alone address with Vice President Kamala Harris instead.
According to the pool report, "The President and the Vice President watched the verdict with staff in the Private Dining Room. Following the announcement of the verdict, the President spoke with Governor Tim Walz. The President, the Vice President, and the First Lady spoke with Philonise Floyd from the Oval Office."
You can watch Biden's remarks in the video below:
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