MEGHAN McCain has blasted Derek Chauvin as a “cold-blooded murderer who should rot in hell” as she and The View hosts said on Tuesday they fear rio
MEGHAN McCain has blasted Derek Chauvin as a “cold-blooded murderer who should rot in hell” as she and The View hosts said on Tuesday they fear riots if he is found not-guilty.
McCain said she believed that George Floyd was “murdered in cold blood in front of a group of people” when the ex-Minneapolis cops knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes as he was being arrested over an alleged fake $20 on May 25.
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Meghan McCain blasted Derek Chauvin as a ‘cold-blooded murderer’[/caption]
Chauvin is pictured during closing statements on Monday[/caption]
She called the now infamous bystander video of 46-year-old Floyd’s death a “huge wake up call for so many people” as she said she hopes Chauvin is convicted.
The View host added that she hadn’t watched the full murder trial which she described as “emotional and jarring.”
“I don’t need to see it because I’ve seen the George Floyd video and I don’t know how you’d find any individual anywhere who doesn’t think that man was murdered in cold blood in front of a group of people,” McCain said when asked about the trial.
“It happened. Chauvin put his knee on his neck for nine minutes,” she added.
McCain sais she believed Floyd ([pictured) was murdered[/caption]
Joy Behar said she feared of riots[/caption]
“To put that in perspective, normally a View hot topic before a commercial is seven so it’s a view hot topic plus two minutes after that it’s an extremely long time to be suffocating a man.
“I hope Derek Chauvin goes to jail or worse for the rest of his life and I hope this country can find a pathway forward to heal the ways that we need to.
“This is a historical paradigm shifting event that we have all been impacted for and it’s been a huge wake up call for so many people but as far as I’m concerned, Derek Chauvin is a cold-blooded murderer who should rot in hell.”
Her fellow host Whoopi Goldberg agreed that she couldn’t understand an argument that Floyd may have died from other causes other than the force used by police officers involved in his arrest.
Over the last three weeks of the trial, the defence has argued that Floyd died from drug use and heart disease.
“When you say he died because his heart was too big, not that he died because a man’s knee was on his neck, that’s a story, that’s shading the truth,” she said.
Whoopi Goldberg claimed a demonstration of kneeling on a person’s neck for nine minutes was needed[/caption]
The video of Floyd’s death (pictured) went viral[/caption]
Goldberg also suggested that the act of sitting on a person’s neck for nine minutes should have been demonstrated.
“We’ll see how far you get,” the actress slammed.
Other hosts also raised concerns about the verdict as they questioned whether he would be found guilty.
“Juries don’t like to convict cops, they’re scared to convict cops,” claimed Joy Behar.
“They think they’re just doing their jobs.
“I really do fear for the rioting or whatever is going to come from a not guilty verdict which would be a smack in the face to all right-thinking Americans,” Behar claimed.
The hosts of The View said they feared of riots[/caption]
Thousands of National Guard troops have been drafted into Minneapolis as the city braces itself for riots when the imminent verdict in Chauvin’s trial is given.
It comes as countless protesters took to the streets when the closing arguments were heard on Monday, with demonstrators brandishing signs that read “Blue Lives Murder” as they demanded justice for George Floyd.
Shops and businesses have boarded up doors and windows as the Minnesota city transformed into a fortress over the weekend, with vandals smearing pig’s blood and leaving a severed pig’s head at the home of an expert witness for his defense.
A verdict could be returned as early as the end of this week after closing argument in George Floyd’s murder trial were heard on Monday, with jurors retiring to mull the fate of ex-cop Derek Chauvin.
The former Minneapolis police officer is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and third-degree manslaughter.
All three of the charges are separate, meaning he could be found guilty of all, some, or none of them.
Chauvin is pictured on Monday with his defense attorney Eric Nelson[/caption]
Joe Biden spoke to Floyd’s family on Monday[/caption]
Meanwhile, Rep Maxine Waters “won’t apologize” after the judge presiding over the Derek Chauvin trial blasted her for telling protesters to “get more confrontational” if the ex-cop is acquitted of killing George Floyd.
The California Democratic congresswoman told rioters to “stay on the streets” and was slammed by Judge Peter Cahill for what he described as an “abhorrent” intervention.
Waters has been widely criticized after telling protesters to “stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational” if Chauvin is not found guilty, speaking during a riot in Minnesota following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden revealed that he had spoken to Floyd’s family after the jury was set to deliberate.
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He said he is praying for the “right verdict” and called the evidence “overwhelming.”
“I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is – I think it’s overwhelming in my view,” Biden told reporters in the Oval office.
“I wouldn’t say that unless the jury was sequestered now.”