George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch official who was ultimately found not-guilty in the 2012 death of teen Trayvon Martin, is now suing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million.
The Florida lawsuit claims the two politicians used the national headline to “garner votes” among minority communities.
“The lawsuit filed in Polk County, Fla., Tuesday argues Warren and Buttigieg’s two separate tweets on Feb. 5, which would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, used the killing ‘as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers,’” reports Fox News.
“Martin’s death sparked nationwide protests and largely helped launch the Black Lives Matter movement. Zimmerman, however, was acquitted in 2013 on all charges against him. His defense claimed he acted in self-defense by shooting Martin, an unarmed black teen, after the 17-year-old attacked him on his neighborhood watch shift, beating his head into the ground,” adds Fox.
“Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear? #BlackLivesMatter,” Buttigieg tweeted.
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Source: Fox News