Obamas Weigh in on Chauvin Verdict: ‘A Jury Did the Right Thing’

'We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system...'

Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama reassured the deeply wounded nation that “a jury did the right thing” in the Derek Chauvin verdict, while urging social-justice warriors to take additional action.

“For almost a year, George Floyd’s death under the knee of a police officer has reverberated around the world—inspiring murals and marches, sparking conversations in living rooms and new legislation,” Obama said in a lengthy statement posted Tuesday on Twitter. “But a more basic question has always remained: would justice be done?”

Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted on all three counts: second- and third-degree murder, as well as manslaughter.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

He could face up to 40 years in prison, with sentencing due to take place in approximately eight weeks.

Chauvin also faces the prospect of a civil trial and charges stemming from a Justice Department civil rights investigation.

Many wondered if the outcome were cause for celebration amid reports that mob justice had prevailed, including witness intimidation and possible threats against jurors, whose biographical information was published ahead of the verdict.

It comes as police nationwide remain on edge over a recent spate of police shootings, which has resulted in a new outbreak of violent race-riots in cities still recovering from last year’s months of sustained violence.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

With his signature erudition, Obama—whose rhetoric helped foment rioting and racial divisions during his own administration—seemed unfazed by the perversion of justice and the deadly implications for law-enforcement.

“Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, in the hopes that they may find peace,” he said. “And we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.”

Obama also used the statement to note the importance of additional progress regarding racism in the criminal justice system.

“We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system.”

It was unclear what reforms he was referring to specifically. Democrats currently in power have proposed several drastic measures, including defunding or abolishing the police, as well as packing the courts.

Tuesday’s grandstanding did not mark the first time Obama has weighed in on the current police crisis.

Following Floyd’s death in May 2020, Obama said such events “shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America.”

The former president also stated, “I cried when I saw that video. It broke me down.”

The recent statement followed Obama’s call last week for an investigation into the police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.

- Advertisement -


CUOMO: ‘Making People Uncomfortable’ Is Not Harassment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back on the accusations of sexual harassment that have been made against him by former staffers, maintaining that...

PELOSI: Ethics Committee Should Investigate Greene for Traumatizing AOC

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on Thursday that the House Ethics Committee should investigate Rep. Marjorie Greene, R-Ga., over an alleged hallway confrontation...

Fake-News AP Seizes On Fuel Fiasco to Deflect Blame for Biden’s Failures

(Headline USA) Gaslighting media---such as the far-left, propagandist Associated Press---pounced on the opportunity to suggest that a massive fuel shortage on the East Coast,...

SELLERS: CDC’s ‘Gift’ of Face-Mask Freedom Going Straight to Consignment

The recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that some people in certain situations might be able to stop wearing masks...

House Republicans Ask Biden Admin to Explain Questionable No-Bid Contracts

Top House Republicans asked to President Joe Biden's administration to explain why the federal government awarded multi-million-dollar no-bid contracts for housing migrants to a...

Dominion Won’t Release Maricopa Passwords, Claims Voter Data as ‘Intellectual Property’

The company at the heart of a vote-fraud conspiracy did little to assuage its skeptics by issuing an angry and defiant reply to Arizona...

Will Precious Metals Investors Get the Last Laugh?

Financial markets have become a complete joke. From GameStop to Dogecoin to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a plethora of assets have been pushed to laughable...

REPORT: IRS to Funnel $4 Billion in Cash Payouts to Millions of Illegal Aliens

This year, President Joe Biden's administration will pay illegal aliens about $4 billion in cash through the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional...

House GOP Elects Trump Defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 Post

(Headline USA) Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their...
- Advertisement -