Candace Owens on Chauvin Guilty Verdict: 'No Person Can Say This Was a Fair Trial'
'What we're really seeing is mob justice'
Conservative commentator Candace Owens said the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was not a "fair trial."
On Tuesday, Chauvin was convicted on all three counts including second-and third-degree murder charges in the death of George Floyd.
Floyd died after the former law enforcement officer was seen kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes while he was being detained.
Owens joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson to give her view on the trial outcome.
Owens told Carlson:
"What we're really seeing is mob justice, and that's really what happened with this entire trial."
"This was not a trial about George Floyd or Derek Chauvin," she argued.
"This was a trial about whether the media was powerful enough to create a simulation and decide upon a narrative absent any facts."
"You know, the media came out — let's not forget this, Tucker — the media came out and told us that this was a man who was just getting his life together, he was a good member of society, and he got mixed up because a racist, white police officer had it out for him and killed him," Owens said.
"All of that fell apart...we now know, of course, that he had enough fentanyl in him, it was three times the lethal dosage — three times the lethal dosage — in him when he died.
"But nobody cares because the media was successful in putting out a narrative, and they kept hitting that narrative."
Owens said "the reason Democrats are happy is because they realize, of course, the media supports them and [that] now means that Democrats can get whatever they want because they can create a narrative and then they can treat people like pawns and basically get them to say, 'if we don't get what we want, we will riot, we will loot, we will send these people out like soldiers to destroy neighborhoods.'"
"And that is exactly what has happened," Owens stated.
"This was not a fair trial. No person can say this was a fair trial."
Chauvin has now been taken to maximum security prison and placed on suicide watch.
He was transferred to Oak Park Heights, Minnesota's only maximum-security prison, according to The Daily Mail.
Chauvin faces a minimum sentence of 12.5 years and a maximum of 40 years if he serves terms for each charge concurrently.