‘This Has Nothing to Do With Race!’: CNNers Battle Over Dropped Charges in Baltimore

rye hughesCNN commentators Angela Rye and Scottie Nell Hughes battled on air this afternoon over the dropped charges in Baltimore against the officers in the Freddie Gray case.

Rye criticized Donald Trump for his commentary on the matter, while Trump supporter Hughes said the cops were unfairly “demonized” and “overly charged.”

Rye said Gray’s death was unquestionably troubling and he didn’t deserve to die. Hughes fired back, “He’s the one who got up and jumped around!”

From there, they got into a heated back-and-forth over the culpability of the officers, with Hughes shouting at one point, “It is my turn now! Please let me speak!”

Rye cried that the criminal justice system is broken and terribly racially biased. Hughes shouted back, “This has nothing to do with race!”

She said, “You cannot sit there and continue this assault on law enforcement!” Rye responded, “You’re lying!”

Watch above, via CNN.

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