Congressman Says Eric Garner Is Responsible For His Own Death: He ‘Was So Obese’


As protesters hit the streets in New York City and around the country Wednesday night, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) appeared on CNN and delivered an extended defense of the police killing of Eric Garner. King said that the officer, who employed an illegal chokehold to bring Garner down, was just doing his job. Ultimately, King pins says Garner was actually responsible for his own death: “If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this.”

On Twitter, King personally thanked the grand jury for not indicting the officer and “doing justice.”