President Joe Biden on Tuesday addressed the murder case against former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, confirming that he called Floyd’s family after the jury was sequestered. “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is – I think it’s overwhelming in my view,” Biden told reporters, apparently referring to the evidence in the trial. He added that he “wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered.” The president also said he can “only imagine the pressure and the anxiety” that Floyd’s family is feeling. “They’re a good family and they’re calling for peace and tranquility no matter what the verdict is,” Biden added. Update: This short story has been edited to reflect updated quotes from Biden in pool reports.
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