Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler caught social media flack for posting that former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin being entitled to his Constitutional right for a fair trial is “pathetic.”
The former late-night host, who is prone to using her social channels to promote Democratic activism, tweeted that it’s “So pathetic that there is a trial to prove that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd when there is video of him doing so.”
Social media users weren’t having Handler’s casual dismissal of due process. “I saw it too. And now we have a fair trial. Otherwise, we live in Russia. I for one don’t want that,” Author Ian Bremmer sniped. “Worst take I’ve seen on Chauvin trial. And that’s a high bar.”
“How stupid of them to give due process that’s in the constitution. Smh. Bunch of damn communists. Yes, I think he’s guilty but we have due process and the rule of law in this country!” Conservative Arizona Congressional hopeful Josh Barnett wrote.
Another user snarked: “Criticizing due process is a bold move for someone who claims to be in favor of criminal justice reform But hey, Chauvin was white AND a cop, so just hang him I guess.”
“I’m sure it’s been said, but we need the trial or our justice system would be even more chaotic than it already is. The scary thing will be if he is exonerated, even after the trial with the evidence presented.” Another user replied, prompting the comedian to comment.
But Handler wasn’t swayed by and doubled down on her tangent. “Perhaps we skip trials when there is audio and video footage of the murder.”
Perhaps we skip trials when there is audio and video footage of the murder. https://t.co/MpqAz70OXx
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 30, 2021