Joe Biden On Derek Chauvin’s Trial: “I’m Praying The Verdict Is The Right Verdict. I Think It’s Overwhelming”

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Joe Biden told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he is “praying” the jury in Derek Chauvin’s trial will issue the “right verdict” and “the evidence is overwhelming” in his view.

“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict,” Biden said. “I think it’s overwhelming, in my view. I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered.”

Biden also said he spoke with the family of George Floyd, adding that he “can only imagine the pressure and the anxiety that they’re feeling.”

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told a reporter Tuesday, “We’re not going to get ahead of the outcome,” when asked about Biden saying that the evidence in the Chauvin trial is “overwhelming” in his view.

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Jen Psaki’s remarks on Tuesday:

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Biden met with Philonise Floyd and other family members before George Floyd’s funeral in June, The New York Times reported. George Floyd’s death in police custody last year sparked months of protests and riots nationwide, Daily Caller reported.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), in Minnesota on Saturday night, told protesters, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business”, if the trial resulted in a “not guilty” verdict.

The judge presiding over Chauvin’s trial said Monday that Rep. Waters’ comments could result in the entire trial being overturned.

Psaki was also grilled Tuesday over Rep. Waters’ remarks:

(Related:  Rep. Greene Accuses Maxine Waters Of Breaking 18 U.S. Code 2101: “You Crossed State Lines & Incited Riots, Violence Against Police, Shootings”)