Ben Graham | 22 hours ago
George Zimmerman bursts from the shadows as he releases his first statement since his acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. He recorded a video of himself answering questions that were asked by his lawyer, Howard Iken, in what looked to be the attorney's office.
Zimmerman, with the apparent blessing of Iken, went so far as to accuse Obama of breaking the law when he tasked the Department of Justice to pursue him:
“For him to make incendiary comments, as he did, and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution he, by far, overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects, to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government, which should never happen.”
Zimmerman also pressed Obama to recognize that his life matters just as much as anyone’s.
“He held a ceremony at the White House, inviting the Martin-Fulton Family, and stating that they should take the day to reflect upon the fact that all children’s lives matter. Unfortunately for the President, I am also my parents’ child and my life matters as well.”
When asked of how he thought Obama should have acted in regards to his case, Zimmerman said:
“The President should have done what he said he was going to do and not interject himself in a local law enforcement matter, or a state matter, and waited until the facts came out. Instead rushing to judgment and making racially charged comments and pitting American against American.”
“He should have taken the high road, given his position, and been an example, been a leader as the President should be and say, ‘let’s not rush to judgment,’ as I’m sure he would want that same luxury afforded to him if he was accused of something.”
Instead, Obama picked sides and widened the divisions between the American people.
“To me, that was, clearly, a dereliction of duty in pitting Americans against each other solely based on race.”