Congressional Black Caucus Members Support Jesse Jackson’s Threat To Boycott Florida Over Zimmerman “Not Guilty” Verdict in Death of Trayvon Martin
Yup, I must have missed it where President Barack Obama said in his speech for the Congressional Black Caucus to knock off their nonsense?
Right on key, the Congressional Black Caucus members of the House followed in lockstep the calls of the Rev. Jesse Jackson to boycott Florida in the wake of the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial in the death of Trayvon Martin. Um, boycott Florida for what exactly? The Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the liberal MSM, Democrats, race-baiters not mentioned and Barack Obama all got what they wanted when George Zimmerman was arrested and charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin after Sanford, FL police and prosecutors initially thought that he should not be. George Zimmerman was then tried by a jury of his peers of which both the defense and prosecution agreed to. Those that cried for Zimmerman to be charged and tried got what they wanted through political pressure. However, when they did not get the verdict they wanted, the politicians who I guess do not respect the legal system or the juries verdict.
What is most pathetic is that Jesse Jackson and the CBC are highjacking the George Zimmerman murder trial and Trayvon Martin’s memory for their own political agenda. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said she’s also on board with the boycott of Florida and “I would support whatever it takes to get these stand-your-ground laws off the books.” Does anyone remember “stand your ground” being a part of the Zimmerman defense? The answer would be no. So what is this really all about? Those that want to boycott Florida don’t care about a fair and legal jury trial, they wanted George Zimmerman to be guilty no matter what the evidence was in the case. How classy of them.
A number of House Democrats are lining up behind the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s threat for an economic boycott of Florida following the not-guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.
The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are fierce critics of the process that led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting last year of the Florida teenager. Exerting pressure on Florida’s economy as Jackson is suggesting, they said, could help overturn the state’s controversial stand-your-ground laws that many contend contributed to the tragedy.
“That’s probably the best strategy, because people understand dollars and cents,” Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said Friday. “And they understand, if there’s a significant drop-off in revenues – at conventions, at Disney World and Universal Studios – that that will get the attention of the powerful.”