President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris spoke briefly immediately after the guilty verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin George Floyd case, telling the nation that the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case sends the message that no one is ‘above the law.’
‘No one should be above the law. And today’s verdict sends that message. But it’s not enough. It can’t stop here,’ Biden said. He said after the verdict it was time for the nation to ‘come together.’
Biden compared systemic racism he said permeates the nation to ‘the knee on the neck of justice for black Americans.’
For her part, VP Harris spoke about the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act, which she co-introduced last summer when she was in the Senate.
‘We still must reform the system,’ Harris said during her introduction. ‘This bill is part of George Floyd’s legacy.’