“Nearly a year ago, the world watched in horror as George Floyd begged for air while being murdered by Derek Chauvin,” said Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods). “Today, we watched a jury of Chauvin’s peers declare him guilty on all counts. Nothing will return George Floyd to his family, but today’s verdict is justice under our judicial system.
“George Floyd’s life and death will forever affect the trajectory of race discussions in the United States. His trial ignited strong emotions of pain and mistrust throughout the country. I pray that the public’s reaction here in Illinois is one that remembers George Floyd’s life and death by pursuing peaceful progress for all those who are hurting in America.”