Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) wants people who are still focused on the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was on trial for killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, to "get over it."
Harris made the comments a few days after Zimmerman was acquitted of the second-degree murder and manslaughter charges filed against him for the death of Martin.
In response to the ruling, the Justice Department is considering whether to press federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman in relation to the case. Harris said the Justice Department would be acting on political motivations if it pressed civil rights charges against Zimmerman.
"I have to tell you, that would be purely political and we would have to look at ways to reign in the Justice Department," Harris said. "Again, a lot of people feel the Justice Department is run amok. They are doing things they shouldn't be doing and not doing things they should be doing. As someone has said, for them not to be prosecuting the Black Panthers in Philadelphia for their voting intimidation and now to consider going after a person who, under our system, has been found not guilty — it's incredulous."
On Monday, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) called on Congress to investigate Martin's shooting.