Rep. Matt Salmon has joined his GOP colleague Peter King in denouncing critics of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner, which sparked protests throughout the country.
While speaking with Newsmax host J.D. Hayworth today, the Arizona Republican said protesters should recognize that “it was clear to the grand jury that [the police officer] operated under the scope of his authority and he did what any reasonable officer would’ve done to subdue somebody that was resisting arrest.”
“Justice was served,” he added. “That’s the way the process works.”
Salmon added that he is tired of those who “constantly” bring up “allegations of profiling or whatever the case may be,” including “people who profit off of perpetuating these kinds of schisms in our society like Al Sharpton and those guys that are always constantly out there trying to make something that doesn’t exist.”