By JAVIER MANJARRESThis weekend Reverend Al Sharpton is pushing a nationwide protest against the verdict of the Trayvon Martin shooting case, hoping that his actions will lead to a Department of Justice civil rights murder case to be filed against George Zimmerman.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, another ‘white Hispanic,’ has taken issue with the likes of Sharpton and the Reverend Jessie Jackson over their racist and divisive rhetoric regarding this case, which ended in Zimmerman being acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin.
Rubio told reporters at the Gatorland theme park in Orlando, Florida, he believed every American had the fundamental right to self-defense, and he supported Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground the law “as it was written.”
Rubio said that he didn’t know “what grounds they (DOJ) were going to be investigating on,” adding that he believes that the DOJ is more interested in investigating Zimmerman over “politics not policy.”
While still discussing the issue with reporters, Rubio switched up to speaking Spanish,reiterated how many Americans feel about this case, and the racial divide that Sharpton and Jackson are creating. Jackson recently stated that Florida is an Apartheid State.
“I understand that there are people who don’t agree with the verdict in this case, a case that has gone before a jury and judge.What I don’t think is good, are voices that are trying to divide us and are creating conflicts, like Reverend Jackson, who has a history of saying ridiculous things to try to garner publicity. He is dividing the American people, and he is defaming the state of Florida, saying that things that just aren’t true.”-Senator Marco Rubio
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