Jones on Chauvin Verdict: ‘The Voting and Protesting Worked’

Jones on Chauvin Verdict: ‘The Voting and Protesting Worked’

April 22, 2021

Wednesday on CNN’s New Day, political commentator Van Jones reacted to former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction on three charges in the death of George Floyd, saying that the people voting and protesting “worked” to bring justice.

“This was not the system working. This was people making the system work. That’s the key,” Jones stated. “Don’t forget — initially, the police report said, oh, it’s a medical incident, somebody died. What do we know? The initial charging document for the local prosecutor was a joke. Literally, a piece of tissue paper that somebody sneezed on. Nothing. People rose up and said we’re not going to let this go. The governor stepped in; gave the case to Keith Ellison, who is an African-American Muslim progressive guy that everybody rallied around before to get in office. Keith Ellison put so many resources on the table. You’ve never seen a prosecution like that of anybody.”

Fact check: the defense presented incontrovertible evidence at trial that the unhealthy Floyd died of a drug overdose, not as a result of police restraint. So it was a medical incident. Chauvin was convicted of murder because of jury intimidation and Democrat threats of violence.

“And so what happened is the voting worked,” Jones continued. “You can tell the young people now voting matters. The protesting worked. You can tell young people marching matters. And the truth. The fact that people got involved with their video cameras and captured it. Citizen engagement matters. So, there’s a formula now to show people we can make the system work for change. That’s what’s new.”

Translation: Democrat political violence works. Rioting works. Doxxing juries works. Cheating to steal elections works. That’s the new Democrat formula, and lifelong Marxist Van Jones supports it.

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