A murder announcement just completely stunned the White House. Former Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has issued a statement in response to this revelation — and now the entire nation is talking about it.
Thus far, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder for the death of George Floyd. However, Gowdy told Fox News this week that Chauvin should face a first-degree murder charge.
Gowdy, a former prosecutor himself, said that “if you have a man with your knee on his neck and he is telling you, ‘you’re killing me, I cannot breathe. You’re killing me.’ How long’s it take for premeditation to manifest itself?”
In the video that has sparked outrage across America, Chauvin can be seen “kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes” while Floyd pleads for his life. To Gowdy, then, the evidence proves premeditated murder.
“So murder three is the easiest charge,” noted Gowdy, explaining that third-degree murder essentially comes down to an act of negligence. “I think you need to do what fits the facts. And to me, I think is a murder one charge.”
Gowdy has never been known to mince words. As a member of Congress, his name became synonymous with a bold, truthful approach to the issues of the day. And he is doing it again in the case of George Floyd.
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