George Zimmerman says he has a clear conscious about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin
ORLANDO, FL – George Zimmerman is not a happy camper.
The former Florida neighborhood watcher acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Travon Martin says he has a clean conscious.
Appearing in a video provided by the Florida law firm of Ayo and Iken, Zimmerman said if he would feel guilty if he had even the slightest thought that he could have saved both of their lives that night.
“I mean, as a Christian, I believe that God does everything for a purpose and that he had his plans and for me to second-guess them would be hypocritical, almost blasphemous . . . Had I had a fraction of a thought that I could have done something differently, acted differently, so that both of us would have survived then I would have a heavier weight on my shoulders, that sense in the back of my mind. But, in all fairness you cannot, as a human, feel guilty for living, for surviving.”
Zimmerman said he didn’t appreciate President Obama’s Rose Garden remarks after the shooting, which he says were racially charged.
“President Obama held his Rose Garden speech stating ‘if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.’ To me, that was clearly a dereliction of duty, pitting Americans against each other solely based on race.”
Zimmerman also accused Attorney General Eric Holder, along with the president, of breaking the law by investigating what he said was “clear-cut self defense.”
“He (Obama) took what should have been a clear-cut self-defense matter — and still to this day — on the anniversary of the incident, he held a ceremony at the White House inviting the Martin-Fulton family and stating that they should take the day to reflect upon that all children’s lives matter. Unfortunately, for the president, I’m my parents’ child and my life matters, as well. And for him to make incendiary comments as he did, and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he — by far — over-stretched, overreached — even broke the law in certain aspects.”
Last month, the Justice Department said it was not bringing civil rights charges against Zimmerman, which probably is the closest thing to an apology that he should expect.