Testimony ended Thursday in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer DEREK CHAUVIN, and lawmakers find themselves in a very familiar bind — how to address the issue of racism in America. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden was asked about the protests over DAUNTE WRIGHT’S shooting. The next day, Sen. MAZIE HIRONO (D-Hawaii) opened up about the fear she feels as an AAPI woman. As they watch this week’s top news videos, EUGENE shares his own fear of law enforcement with TARA, and they discuss how white privilege can completely change your feelings toward cops.
Watch all the individual clips that Eugene and Tara get into in this week’s edition of Playback:
1. Senate breaks filibuster on Asian-American hate crime bill
During a press conference for legislation to address the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes, Sen. Mazie Hirono got personal about her own experiences as an AAPI woman.
2. Mitch McConnell doesn’t think America supports Biden’s agenda
The Senate minority leader argued against Biden’s policy proposals claiming that Americans did not vote for “a totally left wing administration.”
3. Haley says she would check with Trump before deciding to run in 2024
The former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. addressed rumors that she would run for president in 2024. She appeared nervous when answering but the only thing she seemed to clarify is that she would not run against former President Donald Trump.
4. Biden asked about protests over Daunte Wright shooting
In the midst of Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of Geroge Floyd, another Minneapolis police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. President Biden was asked about the protests, and although he denounced rioters and looting, he did emphasize that trauma in the black community is real and should be recognized.