Transcript for Biden and Harris address nation after Chauvin guilty verdict
President Biden reacting to the news calling it a step forward but not enough urging for this verdict to be one step in a push for reform. Senior white house correspondent Mary Bruce has more on his reaction. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Well, these were the president's most extensive comments on racial justice since taking office urging Americans not to look away or think that the work is done now, arguing instead that now is the time to acknowledge and address systemic racism head on. This can be a moment of significant change. Reporter: This morning the president says a guilty verdict is just the start. It's not enough, we can't stop here. We can and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedies like this will ever again. Reporter: Calling systemic racism a stain on our nation's soul Biden urged congress to pass the sweeping police reform bill named in George Floyd's honor, legislation introduced by then senator kamala Harris. Here's the truth about racial injustice, it is not just a black America problem or a people of color problem, it is a problem for every American. Reporter: The president telling Americans to see this moment not as a conclusion, but as a catalyst for change that's long overdue. I can't breathe, I can't those are George Floyd's last words. We can't let those words die with him. Reporter: Now the George Floyd policing bill would create a national misconduct registry and ban chokeholes and make it easier to sue abusive officers but that is a red line for Republicans. Tis bill is currently at a standstill in the senate. Amy, almost a year after George Floyd's death and Washington still has not acted.
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