Cruz: Notion That Stand Your Ground Laws Are Some Form Of Veiled Racism May Be A Convenient Political Attack
A hearing on the controversial Stand Your Ground laws was held in Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Among the attendee was Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.
Senator Ted Cruz spoke during the hearing and pointed out why the Stand Your Ground laws benefits African-Americans. Cruz moved on to defend the the Judicial system that found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder. He said no one knows what happened that night and the jury could be wrong, but the jury system is the only system the Judicial system has to ascertain such a case.
Cruz noted the Stand Your Ground laws was not a defense that Mr. Zimmerman raised and is not the issue on which that trial turned. He points out that some in the political process have a desire to exploit the tragic incident for agendas that have nothing to do with what happened. “It’s sad and irresponsible,” he said.
Cruz cited that in 2004, Obama, a state senator in Illinois at the time, cosponsored the expansion of Illinois’ law to provide civil immunity for those who use justifiable force to defend themselves. He added,”The notion that Stand Your Ground laws are some form of veiled racism may be a convenient political attack,but it is not borne out by the facts remotely.”