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President BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE and Vice President Harris on Tuesday phoned the family of George Floyd after a jury found ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of Floyd's murder.
"We’re all so relieved, not just one verdict but all three. Guilty on all three counts. It’s really important," Biden told the family. "I’m anxious to see you guys. We’re going to get a lot more done. We’re going to do a lot. We’re going to stay at it until we get it done."
Biden told the family he had been watching the verdict come in alongside senior adviser Cedric RichmondCedric RichmondJulia Letlow sworn in as House member after winning election to replace late husband Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Black lawmakers press Biden on agenda at White House meeting MORE and Harris. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the Floyd family and posted the video, expressed optimism that the outcome of the trial could spur action on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Biden said he would fly the family out to Washington, D.C., on Air Force One for the occasion.
"In George’s name and memory we are going to make sure his legacy is in tact and that history will look back at this moment," Harris said. "But we really do believe that with your leadership and the president that we have in the White House that we’re going to make something good come out of this tragedy."
President Biden and VP Harris call the Floyd family after the GUILTY verdict! Thank you @POTUS & @VP for your support! We hope that we can count on you for the police reform we NEED in America! ✊ pic.twitter.com/cg4V2D5tlI
President Biden and VP Harris call the Floyd family after the GUILTY verdict! Thank you @POTUS & @VP for your support! We hope that we can count on you for the police reform we NEED in America! ✊ pic.twitter.com/cg4V2D5tlI— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) April 20, 2021
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