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Rep. Peter King says the real reason Eric Garner is dead is he "was so obese"

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) of Long Island said what was on no sensible person's mind last night when pondering Eric Garner's death, namely that Garner himself is responsible due to having been overweight. After thanking the grand jury on Twitter, King went on CNN to explain that it's all Garner's fault "If he had not had asthma, and a heart condition, and was so obese, he would not have died from this."

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Of course by the same token, had he not been placed in a banned chokehold until asphyxiation and death, he would not have died either.

Apologetics for murderers of the unarmed are nothing knew to King, who's built a career as Congress' preeminent fan of Irish Republic Army terrorism over the years.

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