Joe Biden Alexandria Ocasio Cortez celebrated George Floyd’s “justice” because he did not fully call for Derek Chauvin’s conviction.
President and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Floyd’s family after Chauvin was handcuffed and taken out of court to be returned to prison.
“There is nothing that makes it all better, but at least God now has some justice,” Biden said.
“We are watching this every second. The Vice President, all of us, and we are guilty of all three, not just one verdict, and we are very relieved. That’s really important. . “
And he added: We will do a lot of things. We will stay with it until it is complete. “
Ocasio-Cortez used Instagram Live to demand complete justice from Floyd.
“No, this is not justice,” said the New York Congressman.
“Frankly, I don’t think it’s completely accountable because there were multiple officers there. It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin.
“I also don’t want this system to be considered working, because it’s not working and it creates a lot of complexity at this moment.”
Family lawyer Ben Crump tweeted a video on the phone calling on the White House to reform the police.
“President Biden and Vice President Harris called the Floyd family after the GUILTY verdict. Thanks to @ POTUS & @ VP for their support! We look forward to the police reforms we need in the United States. I hope I can do it! “
“Today is the day of justice,” Harris told his family after joining Biden to see the verdict in a private room outside the Oval Office.
The president is expected to address the verdict to the public later on Tuesday.
Chauvin, 45, did not express his feelings because he was found guilty of two unintentional murders, three murders, and two manslaughter charges.
The former police officer nodded to the judge as his bail was revoked, he was handcuffed by law enforcement officers, and he left the courtroom and was returned to prison.
Chauvin can face up to 40 years in prison for his second murder.
A call to Mr. Biden’s family came hours after the jury took the extraordinary step of discussing the trial after being quarantined to reach their verdict.
“They are good families, and whatever their verdict, they want peace and tranquility,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday morning.
“I hope the verdict is the correct one. In my opinion, it’s overwhelming. I won’t say it unless the jury is now quarantined.”