In footage posted by American Bridge, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase attacked the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial that saw the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
"Friends, today's verdict makes me sick," said Chase. "I am so concerned about our law enforcement quitting, and you should be too."
But police broadly agreed with the verdict. Chauvin's former chief and fellow officers testified against him, and even the president of the nation's largest police union stated the conviction was justified.
After justice was served and Derek Chauvin was rightly found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Amanda Chase said "t… https://t.co/FhvmMktkit— Virginia Democrats (@Virginia Democrats)1618967720.0
Chase, a Republican state senator, has a history of inflammatory behavior. She has blamed rape survivors for not carrying guns, called the movement to take down Confederate monuments an effort to "erase the history of white people," and called for "martial law" after President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Her fellow lawmakers have forced her to work inside a plexiglass box because she refuses to wear a mask to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.