Meet the Press   |  July 14, 2013

Reid on Zimmerman: 'I support the system'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expresses faith in the justice system following the outcome of the Zimmerman trial.

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>> before we get to the senate business and the debate there, the zimmerman trial, the verdict. was justice done here? you spoke out about it after the shooting.

>> david, i am a trial lawyer , have been over 100 cases to jury, i don't always agree with what the jury does, but that's the system. and i support this system. now, i may have -- feel differently, but i wasn't sitting as a juror or a prosecutor or defense attorney . so i'll accept the verdict and take a look at the law that they have in florida that is so unusual.

>> the stand-your-ground law, the self-defense law.

>>> i think that's up to the state. i think they should revisit that.

>> is there a new racial wound that you think needs to be addressed and healed as a result of this in this country?

>> i heard the mayor. i think that he should continue on a path that he outlined.

>> and the president, does he have a role in speaking about it as he did after the shooting?

>> yeah, of course. and i think the justice department 's going to take a look at this. you know, this isn't over with, and i think that's good, that's our system. it's gotten better, not worse.