Trayvon Martin

Karl Rove Accuses Holder of Fanning Flames of Racial Tension

Says the attorney general is playing politics with the George Zimmerman trial

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Eric Holder is pouring "gasoline on these smoldering fires" with his comments about the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, Karl Rove says.

"Two days ago he went to an African-American sorority that was meeting in Washington and said 'I share your concerns about the outcome of the case.' This is chief law enforcement officer, the officer of the court, the ultimate court," Rove told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Wednesday night. "He has a responsibility to calm the situation not pour gasoline on these smoldering fires, which I think is exactly what he's done. Unfortunate for him, importantly, unfortunate for the country."

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