George Zimmerman is speaking out against the Obama administration in a new recorded interview released Monday. Â Zimmerman feels that element of race was unfairly injected into a situation that was not the least bit racial. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2012 over the shooting of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in self defense. A month after the shooting, Obama weighed in defending Trayvon Martin with the now infamous line, “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”.
The comment was made with the sole purpose of injecting race and inflaming racial tensions. Once the evidence was made public and the trial ended, it became apparent to anyone with common sense that Zimmerman did not kill Trayvon because of his race. Â That wasn’t good enough for Eric Holder, however. To appease the race-baiting masses, Holder sent the Justice Department on a witch hunt toÂ pursue a civil rights investigation. Nothing was found of course.
Zimmerman criticized Obama’s public response and how Obama Â held a ceremony marking the anniversary of Martin’s death with the boy’s parents.
“For him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government which should never happen,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said he finally felt free to speak his mind now that the Justice Department has declined to file federal civil rights charges against him. That decision was announced Feb. 24. Zimmerman says,Â “was just the beginning of a journey, my personal journey, to correct the wrongs that the federal government did,”
Zimmerman said the government should have investigated potential violations of his civil rights along with Trayvons. Death threats made against him and his family were paid no mind.
Even so, Zimmerman said, he was satisfied with the outcome.
Asked if he wished his confrontation with Martin had turned out differently, Zimmerman suggested that he did not. “Had I had a fraction of the thought that I could have done something differently, acted differently so that both of us who survived, then I would have heavier weight on my shoulders,” Zimmerman said. “That sense in the back of my mind but in all fairness you cannot as a human feel guilty for living, for surviving.”