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President Joe Biden & VP Kamala Harris Call George Floyd's Family After Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict: 'Things Are Going To Change'

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Apr. 20 2021, Published 6:51 p.m. ET

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris made an important call to George Floyd's family minutes after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the 46-year-old's murder. 

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The Floyd family attorney, Ben Crump, released footage from the phone call that took place inside the Minneapolis courthouse hallways after the ex-cop was handcuffed and taken away following the verdict

Putting Biden and Harris on speakerphone, several of Floyd's family were seen getting emotional while engaging with the President and Vice President of the United States on Tuesday.

"Nothing is going to make it all better," Joe Biden can be heard telling them, "but at least now there's some justice."

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Referencing a comment made by Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna when she said "my dad is going to change the world," Biden responded, "he's going to start to change it now."

Telling them they are an "incredible family," the president said, "I wish I were there just to put arms around you.” Revealing he had been watching the guilty verdict handed down live with Harris and his wife, Jill Biden, the president then signaled that he would take action in regards to police reform. 

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 “We are going to do a lot. We are going to stay at it until we get it done.” When madam vice president took the phone, she mirrored the president's relief and joy over the verdict. 

“History will look back and know that this is an inflection moment,” Harris was heard saying, adding, “We really do believe that with your leadership and the president that we have in the White House, we are going to make something good come out of this tragedy.”

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When Jill jumped on the phone, she promised "things are going to change" and Biden backed up his wife. He also invited Floyd's family on Air Force One and to the White House. "We are going to hold you to that Mr. President,” Crump said.

This was Biden's second call to George Floyd's family. 

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As reported, the president phoned members of the family and told them he was praying for them during jury deliberations. Biden isn't the only president to speak out following the guilty verdict.

Barack Obama tweeted moments ago, writing, "Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied."



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