Trayvon Martin Killer George Zimmerman is Suing Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg
George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin in July of 2013. The former neighborhood watch captain has had trouble staying out of trouble since then. He has twice been arrested in domestic violence incidents though charges were dropped both times.
The Florida man has also stayed in the public eye. He has made multiple attempts to sell the gun used in the killing of Martin. And he just announced on Wednesday that he will be suing Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg for $265 million.
Zimmerman took offense to Buttigieg and Warren sending out tweets on what would have been Martin’s 25th birthday. Neither of the tweets mentioned Zimmerman by name.
Warren wrote, “My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon’s family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children – especially young Black boys – can grow up safe and free.”
Buttigeig had tweeted, “Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?”
Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today.
How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?#BlackLivesMatter
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 5, 2020
Larry Klayman, the lawyer representing Zimmerman said, “The obvious intent of Buttigieg and Warren’s Tweets is alleged race-baiting, in an attempt to draw African American votes during this Democrat presidential primary season. Both defendants, Buttigieg and Warren, are alleged in the complaint to have acted with actual malice as it is widely known that Zimmerman was acquitted of murder based on self-defense.”