Tulsi Gabbard: Ahmaud Arbery verdict shows America isn't a racist country

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Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said Wednesday the Ahmaud Arbery trial verdict proves America is not a racist country, claiming his killers would not have been found guilty if that were the case.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“If America is a racist country, Arbery’s killers would not have been found guilty by a nearly all-white jury in Georgia,” Gabbard, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, wrote in a tweet. “Most Americans (of all colors) believe in Dr. MLK’s adage that as God’s children we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin”.


Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael guilty on nearly all counts, including felony murder, capping off an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Jurors also found the McMichaels’ neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, guilty of felony murder.

Travis McMichael, 35, was found guilty on all counts,

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