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GOP lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict: 'I think the jury did its job'

Added 04-20-21 11:14:02pm EST - “"I told everybody that this is the way the system works. I accept the jury's verdict and leave it up to the court," Senator Lindsey Graham said.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “GOP lawmakers react to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict: 'I think the jury did its job'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican lawmakers said the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin showed that the justice system worked and that "the jury did its job."

Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. 

"That's the jury's decision...I think they can appeal whether or not he got a fair trial but I told everybody that this is the way the system works. I accept the jury's verdict and leave it up to the court," Senator Lindsey Graham said. 

Rep. Joni Ernst said, "I think the jury did its job, and I would -- I did not follow, of course, all the parts of the trial, but I would say that given the information they received, they did their job, and I guess I'm in agreement, so…" 

Several GOP legislators said they did not follow the trial closely but believed the jury decided fair. 

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