Dem. Congressman: Zimmerman Lawyer’s Arrogance ‘May Incite a Riot’

An up-and-coming Democratic congressman tweeted rather damning words for George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, following his client’s not-guilty verdict Saturday night:

(Credit: Twitter via National Journal)

Since Joaquin Castro is “widely viewed as a big part of the Democratic Party’s future,” the National Journal reported, the Texas politician’s tweet may throw a particularly bright light on O’Mara’s statements in a post-trial press conference.

O’Mara said that if Zimmerman had been black, he never would have been charged with Trayvon Martin’s murder, adding that “those people who decided that they were going to make [Zimmerman] a scapegoat would not have” if he he was black, the National Journal said.

Mark O’Mara (R) is congratulated by his wife Jen O’Mara after his client George Zimmerman is found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Credit: Getty Images)

Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Martin family, said this in response to a similar question regarding what would have happened had Zimmerman been black: “Well, we know that a 17-year-old unarmed boy was killed. And I think all America has to dig deep in their hearts to find how we as a society can learn from this tragedy and make sure it’s not repeated.”

(H/T: National Journal)