Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today
WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Maryland has this message for people fixating over the verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial: “Get over it.”
Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager. Trayvon’s death and Zimmerman’s trial have been at the center of a national debate over racial profiling.
“We’re hung up on this one case, where this one fellow was, in fact, found not guilty by a jury. That’s the way the American law system works. Get over it, ” Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., said Tuesday on WMAL radio.
Harris, a conservative who was first elected in 2010, also suggested there has been too much news media coverage — especially on TV — about the trial and its aftermath. “We missed the forest through the trees to a large extent with all the huge issues going on in the world,” Harris said.
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