Immediately following Attorney General Eric Holder‘s first public comments about the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict, Fox News got instant reaction from conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who slammed Holder for never matching his “rhetoric” to “reality.”
Malkin to told host Martha MacCallum that Holder has for many years “posed as a neutral arbiter of the law” while he has at the same time “warped the rule of law” especially “when it comes to racial politics.” She accused the “dangerous” attorney general of adding “more fuel to the fire when it comes to racial division” in America. Malkin claimed Holder’s comments demonstrate that when President Obama said he would accept Zimmerman’s acquittal “that was lip service and not reality.”
MacCallum added to the criticism of Holder, questioning his “follow-through” on everything from Benghazi to Fast and Furious and wondering whether the Justice Department would actually proceed with its investigation of the civil rights implications of the Zimmerman case.
“Selective enforcement is the hallmark of this administration,” Malkin agreed, saying the DOJ should be renamed the “department of selective and social justice” under Holder. She called the civil rights investigation nothing more than a “PR campaign” to “pander to the Trayvon Martin supporters.” She added, for the narrative and optics they need to keep feeding this public perception that somehow George Zimmerman is a racist devil when clearly that’s ridiculous.”
Feeding a separate narrative about violent rioting by the African-American community following Zimmerman’s acquittal, Malkin said, “look at the chaos that we’re seeing in places like Oakland and other urban areas. Where is the responsible voice to say calm down and let justice speak and serve?”
Of course, President Obama in his statement did “ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son” and in his remarks today Holder expressed “hope that we will approach this necessarily difficult dialogue with the same dignity that those who have lost the most, Trayvon’s parents, have demonstrated throughout the last year.”
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