Vice President Joe Biden says that he expects a fresh debate over Florida’s “State Your Ground” law, which is being used to defend neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“I think the governor of Florida was correct and the president was correct in saying we should look at all aspects to get to the bottom of this case, Trayvon’s case,” the vice president told CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday. “And in the process, I’m confident — at least, I’m of the view, I understand that the state is saying they’re going to look back and see all the aspects in this. What contributed to this? What happened? Who’s responsible?”
“And I’m confident that the people of Florida will debate and discuss whether or not this law, that ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, whether it’s being applied as it was intended to apply, and whether or not as intended it makes sense,” he added.