Biden called George Floyd’s family, says he’s ‘praying’ for the ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

Apparently, the trendy new thing to do in national politics is to act as judge and jury when weighing in on a pending legal case.

According to The Hill, that was evidenced at the highest possible level on Tuesday when it was revealed that President Joe Biden not only spoke with members of the family of George Floyd earlier in the day but also reportedly prayed for the “right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who could be found guilty of manslaughter or murder. 

What did he say?

Biden made crystal clear — without directly saying it — that he believes Chauvin should be convicted in the death of George Floyd, who died during an arrest last year and as a result, sparked nationwide protests and riots that resulted in mass destruction and loss.

“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict,” Biden said in remarks to reporters in the Oval office. “Which is — I think it is overwhelming in my view.”

Biden’s comments came as the jury in the Chauvin trial entered day two of deliberations, with a verdict expected by many legal experts within the coming days.

The president made clear that he wouldn’t have commented on the case had the jury not already been sequestered, but a president weighing in on such a case is still considered rare and, for many, not appropriate before the verdict has even been decided, let alone announced to the public.

“I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they’re feeling and so I waited until the jury was sequestered and I called,” Biden said with regard to his phone call with Floyd’s family. “They’re a good family and they’re calling for peace and tranquility, no matter what that verdict is.”

White House damage control

Not unexpectedly, reporters took White House press secretary Jen Psaki to task at Tuesday’s press briefing over the president’s remarks about the Chauvin trial earlier in the day.

“The president has been clearly watching the trial closely as many Americans have been. He was also moved by his convos with the family yesterday,” Psaki said. “The jury is sequestered which is why he spoke to this but I will expect that he will weigh in further once there is a verdict.”

Psaki reiterated that she believes her boss will “have more to say” once the verdict is read, but said the White House is trying to be careful about getting ahead of the legal process.

The press secretary was also asked about the high likelihood of nationwide unrest, which might vary in intensity depending on the jury’s verdict — specifically whether or not Chauvin is hit with a murder charge, a manslaughter charge or acquitted of any charges.

“We will continue to encourage peaceful protest but we’re not going to get ahead of the verdict in the trial,” Psaki said.

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  1. Just more stupid comments coming from Joe the mental midget! The Dumycrats are out of control and drunk with power! They are just going to bring this country down and are in the process of creating a offer divide between races! God help us all!!!

    1. Dementia Joe doesn’t know where he is most of the time. Doesn’t he have important things to do rather than watching a trial.

      Let’s be clear, Floyd was not a good man, how many times was he in prison and he was certainly a druggie. So let’s not put Floyd on ona pedestal

  2. He is a thug just like floyd. Him and his administration are a joke. They want a civil war. The democrats wants power that’s it. When they get it they will have the illegals to vote for them so he will no longer need the black vote. Biden has been a racist all his life. He just puts on a show for the black people so they keep him in power. Once he gets power they will have no black asian indian and transgender people around him. And by then white people will hate black people and vice versa.

    1. I agree Biden is a crazy criminal and so is his family. They got millions to destroy America from China and other foreign countries. He’s a disgrace and the world is watching. He’ stole the election with Dominion machines and hammer and scorecard. He’s a total disgrace.

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  4. Well what else could you expect
    Joe Biden Considered these people that are burning our cities down destroying businesses and yes killing American citizens
    Peaceful protesters

    Well remember he’s one of the biggest liars we’ve ever had for a president and of course love to live off of other peoples accomplishment

  5. What if verdict went other way , Chauvin followed procedure?
    more riots
    What will the future be ahead: More riots
    Lose Lose
    Riot culture is Born

  6. It was terrible that a criminal like Floyd died like he did. IF HE WOULD HAVE OBEYRD POLICE ORDERS, HE PROBABLY WOULD BE ALIVE TODAY. He was not a good or nice man, he held a gun to a pregnant women’s belly!!!!! His family was paid millions. What kind of signal does that send to criminals.

  7. Biden is a “race-baiter,” Harris is a Black racist just like the Obamas. They and the MSM are pounding hard non-stop that there is “systemic racism.” They have to keep Black communities fearful in order to keep them enslaved to keep themselves in power while they have been keeping Black communities in economic depression for decades.

  8.  When I hear a committed abortion (the intentional grisly murder of innocent children before their life could even begin) supporter mention anything about saying a prayer, I’m reminded of Luke 17:2 – “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”
     It’s not possible to support and advocate for such a vile, horrendous act against God’s children, AND, have any kind of connection with the one, true, SOON returning God. Any prayer that unelected swamp leader might utter could only be directed downward, to his master and new world order director, lucifer.
     – The obvious deception, oppression and increasing manipulation of citizen freedoms by the swamp’s cabal, shows clearly sleepy Joe’s dedication and commitment to the dark side. Which prohibits the child-violator from communicating with our sincere and unambiguous God.
     ~S

  9. People, have you read all the afore mentioned comments? It is totally clear to me and millions of other citizens what a terrible mistake it was letting J B. take the office of the President of our once great country to have this confused person in the seat of the President. He is destroying our great nation. Millions of American’s have fought and many died in all of our past wars to make this country the most powerful nation in the world, only to have someone by the name (You know who). A failure, to take the seat of the highest office in our great country. It’s difficult to understand that a failure such as himself for more than 47 years in politics and accomplished nothing.

    To preserve any integrity he may still have should just resign as president of these great, and honored, Fifty U.S. States that currently make up The United States of America.

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