April 20, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on the Chauvin Verdict

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:

“The jury has reached the right verdict. But nothing will bring George Floyd back or heal the pain that his family and loved ones continue to experience. While today’s verdict was just, we must think of the Black Americans who have never received justice. We must move with urgency to confront and defeat systemic racism in all its forms, and Congress must act immediately to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”