GOP Governor Candidate Amanda Chase Says Derek Chauvin Conviction ‘Makes Me Sick'
Written by Black Voices on April 23, 2021
Amanda Chase, a GOP candidate for Virginia governor, drew widespread criticism this week when she declared that former police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the homicide of George Floyd “makes me sick.”
“Immediately’s verdict makes me sick. I’m so involved about our regulation enforcement proper now, quitting. And you ought to be, too,” Chase, a state senator who refers to herself as a “firebrand” and “Trump in heels,” informed Republicans at a gathering in King William County on Tuesday.
Footage of Chase’s feedback have been shared on Fb:
Chase’s phrases got here shortly after a jury discovered Chauvin responsible on two counts of homicide and one rely of manslaughter. Manuel Bonder, a spokesperson for the Democratic Celebration of Virginia, slammed them as “racist and harmful.”
Video clearly displaying Chauvin urgent his knee into Floyd’s neck for greater than 9 minutes proved central to the case in opposition to the previous Minneapolis cop.
Chase, nonetheless, later doubled down on her sentiments in an announcement.
“I’m involved that the choice was politically motivated extra to stop civil unrest than to serve justice,” she informed The Progress-Index, including that the choice “sends a transparent message to regulation enforcement: The justice system doesn’t have your again.”
Elsewhere in her deal with on Tuesday, Chase stated her first motion if elected governor could be to take away the state’s masks mandate aimed toward curbing the unfold of the coronavirus ― opposite to public well being recommendation.
Chase additionally defended selling ex-President Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen from him and attending the “Cease the Steal” rally on Jan. 6.
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