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Moment President Biden tells George Floyd’s family ‘thank God you have justice’ after Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

PRESIDENT Biden spoke with the family of George Floyd following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Attorney Ben Crump shared a video of the moment the president called to speak with Floyd's family and speak on how some justice is being served.


"Thank you @POTUS & @VP for your support! We hope that we can count on you for the police reform we NEED in America!" Crump wrote in a tweet as he shared the video.

"Nothing is going to make it all better," Biden said. "At least God, now there's some justice."

Biden said he and his Vice President Kamala Harris have been watching the trial.

"We're all so relieved," he said, adding, "Guilty on all three counts."

"It's really important," he added.

He promised further changes, saying: "We're going to get a lot more done. We're going to do a lot."

Attorney Ben Crump said "hopefully this is the momentum" in getting legislation to see more justice.

Vice President Kamala Harris then spoke of the family's "courage" and "strength."

"This is a day of justice in America," Harris told Floyd's family over the phone.

She told the family they've been "real leaders at this moment where we needed you."

"In George's name and memory we're going to make sure that his legacy is intact and that history will look back at this moment and know that... he had to sacrifice so much, your family did too."

"We really do believe that with your leadership and with the president we have in the White House that we're going to make something good come out of this tragedy."

Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.

He now faces a maximum of 75 years in prison.

People were seen rejoicing on the streets as Chauvin's guilty verdict was revealed.

Some people raised their fists in the air, while others embraced one another.

Following Chauvin's verdict, Crump said "We are finally starting to as a county live up to the promise of equal justice under the law for all people."

He added: "It was sacrificial blood that made this moment possible for history in America.

"Let us all rejoice for this moment but note that we still have work to do.

He called for legislation to be passed to "prevent some of these unjustifiable killings by the people who are supposed to protect and serve us," as he named others who have been fatally shot by police.

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