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Biden, Harris to speak on the Chauvin verdict


(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver remarks on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty in the death of George Floyd.

The president and the vice president watched the verdict with staff in the private dining room, according to a report by a pool of reporters.

Following the announcement of the verdict, Biden spoke with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Biden, Harris and first lady Jill Biden also spoke with Philonise Floyd from the Oval Office.

Earlier Tuesday, Biden weighed in on his hopes for a verdict, after speaking with George Floyd’s family at the start of jury deliberations.

“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is — I think it’s overwhelming, in my view,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office. “I wouldn’t say that unless the — the jury was sequestered now and not hearing me say that.”

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