GOP Congressman Slams Zimmerman Trial Coverage, Tells People Upset With Verdict To ‘Get Over It’

Needless to say, a lot of people are frustrated with George Zimmerman being acquitted in the case of Trayvon Martin‘s death, while others haven’t been happy with the way the trial was hyped and over-covered by the media to begin with. One of those people is Maryland Republican Andy Harris, who said on a radio show today that anyone angry about the Zimmerman verdict needs to “get over it” and move on.

After Harris bashed President Obama over the health care law, the conversation shifted to the Zimmerman verdict. He admitted he hasn’t been watching the case closely, though he did complain about the wall-to-wall coverage, and gave this message to anyone unhappy with Zimmerman being found not guilty.

“We missed the forest for the trees to a large extent, with all the huge issues going on in the world, with unrest in the Middle East, you know we’re hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury. That’s the way the American law system works, get over it.”

Harris also dismissed the possibility of a Department of Justice-led civil rights charge as “purely political,” finding it personally outrageous that the DOJ would ignore other worthy cases to prosecute but pursue this one with full force.

Listen to the audio below, courtesy of WMAL:

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