Speaking truth to power…
Rep Steve King (R-IA) rightly blamed the Obama administration and Department of Justice for turning the Trayvon Martin shooting into a political issue.
Via FOX News Sunday:
Transcript via Think Progress:
WALLACE: Congressman King, let me start with you. Should George Zimmerman ever have been prosecuted?
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KING: 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.