Biden, Harris speak on the Chauvin verdict

Biden, Harris speak on the Chauvin verdict

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris each made a point of saying that there's still work to be done while delivering remarks on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty in the death of George Floyd. "Today, we feel…
Lawmakers react to Chauvin verdict with relief, calls for policing reform

Lawmakers react to Chauvin verdict with relief, calls for policing reform

(WASHINGTON) -- As the verdicts were being read in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday evening in Minneapolis, 56 Black members of Congress huddled together on Capitol Hill holding their collective breath. The Congressional Black Caucus, gathered to watch the verdicts handed down, then came to…
Democrats block GOP move to censure Waters for Chauvin comments

Democrats block GOP move to censure Waters for Chauvin comments

(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats on Tuesday successfully killed a privileged resolution brought forth by Republicans that would have censured Rep. Maxine Waters for comments she made in Minnesota calling on protestors to "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murdering George Floyd. House…
Biden says he’s praying for ‘the right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

Biden says he’s praying for ‘the right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

(WASHINGTON) -- President Biden weighed in on his hopes for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the first time Tuesday, after speaking with George Floyd's family at the start of jury deliberations. "I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which is -- I think it’s overwhelming,…
Hirono: Anti-Asian hate bill chance for Senate to ‘take a stand’

Hirono: Anti-Asian hate bill chance for Senate to ‘take a stand’

(WASHINGTON) — As the Senate prepares to take up her anti-Asian hate crime bill this week, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Monday the bill represents a chance for lawmakers to "take a stand" against rising anti-Asian attacks. "At a time when the Asian America Pacific Islander community feels under siege…