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McConnell Says The Four Officers Involved In George Floyd’s Death: ‘Look Pretty Darn Guilty’

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed in Friday on the death of George Floyd, saying the four officers involved with his death “look pretty darn guilty.”

In a press conference Friday, McConnell was asked about Floyd, who was killed while in police custody after an officer put his knee into the back of his neck for over five minutes while he was handcuffed and on the ground. McConnell was also asked about the current rioting and protesting in Minnesota, saying they should be nonviolent.

“Look demonstrations are fine too but they all need to be peaceful,” McConnell said about the protests.

President Donald Trump, right, arrives for a Senate Republican policy luncheon with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

McConnell also was asked about President Donald Trump’s tweets, to which he responded by saying “I generally don’t comment on the President’s tweets, I can speak for myself, I think what’s happening in Louisville and Minneapolis, really needs to stop. This senseless violence and reactions to this is not helpful.” (RELATED: Twitter Censors White House Account For Quoting Trump’s Flagged ‘THUGS’ Tweet)

Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Friday morning that he expects the state to file charges against the officers involved in George Floyd’s death “soon.”