“The Story” host Martha MacCallum issued a scathing on-air rebuke of comedian Chelsea Handler Tuesday, moments after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the death of George Floyd.
MacCallum, who was making a guest appearance on “The Five,” lauded the jury’s verdict and celebrated the due process afforded Chauvin throughout the trial.
“Chauvin got the best of what the United States justice system provides,” MacCallum said.
“What has been proven today with this verdict is that even somebody like Derek Chauvin, who had nobody sticking up for him and who was so difficult to watch as he ground his knee into this man’s neck, gets a trial. He has due process, he has the opportunity to have an attorney on his side who speaks on his behalf.”
MacCallum grew visibly outraged as she recalled a tweet from Handler, who questioned last month whether a trial was necessary in light of the widely circulated footage of Chauvin holding his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes during the May 25 arrest.
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