(PresidentialWire.com)- Former President Barack Obama, seen by many as one of the most racially-focused presidents in recent American history, hit out at the Derek Chauvin verdict this week, claiming that the former Minneapolis Police Officer should somehow face even more legal consequences for what happened to George Floyd last year.
After jurors found Chauvin guilty on all three charges in connection with the death of Floyd in May, the former president said that it was a “necessary step” towards what he calls “progress,” but then said that it was a “far from a sufficient one.”
The claim didn’t make very much sense, as Chauvin was found guilty on charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. The former president appeared to be suggesting that the former police officer should face even stricter charges and punishments, effectively requiring that he be re-tried under charges of first-degree murder.
It’s exactly what many left-wing activists and extremists have called for over the last year, and something that ultimately never happened because “intent” – something required for a first-degree murder charge – could not be proven.
45-year-old Chauvin was cuffed and led away as soon as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahull read the jury’s verdict.
The decision follows a year of violent riots and protests from far-left extremists throughout America, and far-left Democrats – including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other high-profile figures – insisting that the only correct verdict is “guilty.”
Obama, ignoring the far-left riots entirely, said that the jury “did the right thing.”
“But true justice requires much more,” he added.
Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied. pic.twitter.com/mihZQHqACV
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 20, 2021
“Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand with all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied,” he added.
The tweet contained a longer statement, in which the former president and First Lady Michelle Obama said that they stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” with everyone who is “committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied.”
The former president did not address the issue of violent riots influencing the jury in their decision, or even the comments made by far-left Rep. Maxine Waters who said over the weekend that protesters should become “more confrontational” if the jury found Chauvin innocent.