CNN political commentator Van Jones said Wednesday on “The Lead” that the fact George Floyd was on drugs is irrelevant to the cause of his death.
Anchor Jake Tapper said, “That witness acknowledged that based on his interactions, the witness that worked at the store, based on his interactions with George Floyd he believed that George Floyd was on drugs to a degree, but he was also able to have many conversations with him. This seems to be the prosecution trying to blunt the argument by the defense that drugs in George Floyd’s system accounted for not only his behavior and the reason that the officers had to restrain him but also his death.”
Jones said, “Well, the reality is there are a lot of people in our country that use a lot of stuff. People are smoking. They are drinking. They are popping pills. I mean, we have