MSNBC host Ed Schultz blamed former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., for the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose death in a shooting has made national news and sparked accusations of racism in America.
"Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent," Schultz said last night on his show. "What a political tragedy."
Schultz attributed Martin's death to Bush because the former governor signed a "stand your ground" law designed to allow someone to shoot an attacker when threatened. "It's common sense to allow people to defend themselves," Bush said when he signed the bill into law.
The MSNBC host tied Bush to the killing because George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Martin, was not arrested for murder after he claimed the shooting was in self-defense.