Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the wise man who made the claim that America is obviously a “Christian nation” because if an American run over their neighbor’s dog and kills it, they say they’re sorry–or something, was a guest on Fox News Sunday today to discuss the George Zimmerman trial outcome.
Chris Wallace, who hosts the show, asked Rep. King, “Should George Zimmerman ever have been prosecuted?”
From what I have seen of the evidence, I would say no. My sympathy goes out also to the Martin family and the Zimmerman family for this ordeal that they’ve been through. The evidence didn’t support prosecution and the Justice Department engaged in this, the President engaged in this and turned it into a political issue that should have been handled exclusively with law and order. I regret that this all happened. I’m sorry that it was turned into a race issue by the media. Otherwise, it would have been tried or not tried, depending on the laws that were there. This is unfortunate.
According to King, the instance of a man shooting a kid–who was carrying Skittles and iced tea–to death, didn’t need to be investigated or tried in a court of law at all, even though the jury found that there was “probable cause.” Not surprisingly, that’s how much value King, who has defended dog fighting and compared immigrants to dogs, puts on a 17-year-old black boy’s life: zero.
Watch the video, courtesy of Think Progress: