The “Squad” of Democrats are celebrating the news of Derek Chauvin’s conviction on Tuesday.
Democratic Congresswoman Jamaal Bowman, N.Y., responded to the news by saying the verdict “does not change” racism.
“We knew Chauvin was guilty after we witnessed him murder Floyd on video — but we also understand the racism inherent in our police systems. This verdict does not change racism, or the work we need to change those systems., he said on Twitter.
“We require justice for Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice and everyone else we have lost., Bowman said.
Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Minn., was happy about the “long overdue” justice.
“This justice feels long past due. Rejoice, my community. We are grateful to AG Keith Ellison, the jurors, and everyone who helped this happen. Alhamdulillah!” Omar said on Twitter.
In comparison, Representative Cori Bush, D-Mo., claimed justice was not entirely served.
“We hope this is a stepping stone towards accountability. But that is only about accountability, not justice. Justice would be if George Floyd were still alive today., Bush tweeted.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., made her message small and to the point.
“I love you black men, and you deserve to grow older., Pressley wrote on Twitter.
After the verdict was announced on Tuesday, Chauvin’s bail was removed and he was taken away. Cheers were heard outside the Courthouse as the ruling was issued.
Chauvin’s sentencing is now eight weeks away. He could go to prison for decades.
Author: Blake Ambrose