Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson insisted on Tuesday that he had no other choice than to fatally shoot unarmed teen Michael Brown, and that he would do it again.
In a preview of an interview that will be aired later on Tuesday evening, Wilson told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he never shot towards Brown’s back. And Wilson said that he feared for his life because the teen reached into his car, and grabbed for his gun.
Wilson said that he was sorry that Brown had died, but “he would not do anything differently that day,” according to Stephanopoulos. “He did what he was trained to do. He was simply doing his job.”
The ABC News host asked Wilson if things “would have gone down any differently if Michael Brown were white.”
“Absolutely not,” Wilson reportedly replied, adding that he had a “clean conscience.”
Jezebel’s Kate Dries, who first pointed out details of the interview, asserted that “racist tendencies are so deeply ingrained in Darren Wilson’s mind that he can’t even acknowledge them.”
ABC was expected to air more of the interview during Tuesday’s World News Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Watch the video below from ABC News, broadcast Nov. 25, 2014.
Update: Watch the interview from ABC News below.
‘That is ridiculous’: Andrew Gillum obliterates Santorum for claiming guns aren’t ‘problem’ in mass shootings
CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum "ridiculous" on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings.
During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them.
"The truth is something has to give," Gillum said. "The stranglehold that the NRA seems to have over Congress, over Washington, D.C., in my opinion, is insane. How can we put the priorities of one interest group above the safety, the security of the American people?"
WATCH: Tenn. lawmaker seeks to ‘destroy Satan’ by banning abortions in cases of rape and incest
The sponsor of a bill that would effectively ban all abortions in Tennessee said that he hopes to "destroy Satan."
Sen. Mark Pody (R) made the remarks at a Monday prayer gathering before debate on the bill.
"I'm not against any colleagues, whether they're standing with me or not," Pody said. "I'm against Satan and I'm standing with God."
"We will not back up, we will not back down, we will not turn around," he added. "We face the enemy. We have no protection when we run. We have no protection for our back."
The Tennessee ban would take effect once "a viable pregnancy is presumed to exist or has been confirmed," effectively banning all abortions in the state. There is no exception in the bill for rape or incest.
All Wisconsin Republican lawmakers refuse to sign petition to allow paralyzed Dem to call into meetings
Wisconsin Republican lawmakers have declined to sign a letter urging state Assembly's leader to permit a paralyzed Democratic colleague to call into meetings when necessary.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Wednesday that all 36 Democratic members of the Assembly had signed a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos asking for reasonable accommodation for Rep. Jimmy Anderson (D), who was paralyzed from the chest down after being hit by a drunken driver in 2010.