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Televangelist Pat Robertson lashes out at Kimberly Potter and police, says there’s ‘no comparison’ between a Taser and a gun

Televangelist Pat Robertson lashes out at Kimberly Potter and police, says there’s ‘no comparison’ between a Taser and a gun

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Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday derided former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter, on his show “The 700 Club,” for allegedly confusing her gun for a Taser.

Potter shot and killed a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The now-former police chief claimed in a press conference after the shooting that she accidentally used her Taser instead of her gun.

“Now how she made the difference, when she shot that poor guy to death, saying this is what I thought was my Taser,” Robertson said. He held a plastic handgun, as well as a replica Taser to show the difference. “And if you can’t tell the difference in the feel of those things, it’s crazy!”

Robertson praised the police on his show but also left room for criticism.

“They do a good job, but if they don’t stop this onslaught, they cannot do this,” he exclaimed.

When the police are starting to lose the approval of Pat Robertson, you know things are bad. pic.twitter.com/Pu7tw6aoDC

— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 15, 2021

“And the police, why don’t they open their eyes to what the public relations are, they’ve got to stop this stuff!” he said during the show.

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