Now, make no mistake. We have been very clear — peaceful protesting surrounding this horrific death of George Floyd are warranted and substantial, and the right thing to do. Nobody likes what they saw.
Anger, grief surrounding that video, it’s appalling. Something all Americans feel tonight. Floyd was handcuffed on the ground when the Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin applied lethal pressure to the most vulnerable part of the human body, the neck. It went over eight minutes, smashing his face into the pavement while screaming that he cannot breathe.
You said at the press conference today that you believe he was dead five minutes into this. If you watch to the end of the video, it — it will break anybody’s heart. You can see they had to separately hold his head and neck up to get him on the gurney.
HANNITY: Well, listen, you know what, if the president ends his speeches, we are one glorious nation under God, in his rallies. We are one united American family. There is — there is universal agreement about what happened to Mr. Floyd, should never have happened. Justice is moving swiftly.
HANNITY: All right. As we close tonight, by the way, I’ve got to tell you something. Everybody — this is universal agreement. What happened to George Floyd should never have happened. He’s on video himself saying he’s nonviolent, pleading with people not to use violence and guns, et cetera.