Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Catches Heat for Saying That Derek Chauvin is a Human Being (VIDEO)

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Catches Heat for Saying That Derek Chauvin is a Human Being (VIDEO)

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is under fire for daring to say that he felt a “little bad” for Derek Chauvin because he is “a human being.”

Ellison, who is known for being highly sympathetic to Antifa, was the lead prosecutor in the case against Chauvin.

The controversial mention of Chauvin’s humanity came during a ‘60 minutes’ interview that aired on CBS Sunday night.

Ellison was discussing the range of emotions that he felt when the conviction was handed down, including “gratitude,” “humility,” a “sense of satisfaction,” and compassion for Chauvin.

“I spent 16 years as a criminal defense lawyer, so I will admit I felt a little bad for the defendant. I think he deserved to be convicted, but he’s a human being,” Ellison said.

“I’m not in any way wavering from my responsibility. But I hope we never forget that people who are defendants in our criminal justice system, that they are human beings,” he added.

When asked about the appropriate punishment for Chauvin, Ellison told 60 Minutes that the state “never wanted revenge against Chauvin… just accountability” and that he did not want a heavy sentence enacted just to make a point.

“I think it is important for the court to not go light or heavy. I don’t know if it’s right for a judge to send a message through a sentence because the sentence should be tailored to the offense, tailored to the circumstances of the case,” he said.

Ellison also admitted that there is no indication that Chauvin was factoring in George Floyd’s race during the incident.

Immediately, leftists on Twitter exploded in fury for Ellison’s “humanization” of the former police officer.

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