Joe Biden recently made comments that could be seen as influential to the outcome of the Chauvin trial.
According to The Daily Wire:
President Joe Biden said he was “praying” for the jury to reach the “right verdict” in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin Tuesday after consoling the family of George Floyd.
Biden’s comments come as the jury in Chauvin’s trial sits in deliberation on the verdict for the second day. The trial wrapped up on Monday with closing arguments by the prosecution and defense before the jury was sent to deliberate on a verdict. The jury is also now sequestered, meaning they are staying in a hotel without access to news media for the deliberations process, according to CNBC News.
“I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they are feeling, and so I waited until the jury is sequestered and I called,” Biden said, referring to a phone call he shared with Floyd’s family Monday. “I wasn’t going to say anything about it … it was a private conversation.”
“They’re a good family and they are calling for peace and tranquility no matter what that verdict is. I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is, I think it’s overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury is sequestered,” he continued.
Joe Biden on the Chauvin trial: "I'm praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view."pic.twitter.com/aJDQlZGHO4
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 20, 2021
Biden also called the Floyd family and gave them his well-wishes that everything “will come out ok.”