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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  • Televangelist Pat Robertson criticized Brooklyn Center police and Kimberly Potter on "The 700 Club."

  • Robertson said "it's crazy" that Potter and the department said she mistakenly grabbed her gun.

  • He also praised the police on his show, while leaving room for criticism.

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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 the claim that she confused her gun for her Taser.

Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Police Chief Tim Gannon, who has also since resigned, said in a press conference after the shooting that Potter had 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 and 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 he also left room for criticism.

"They do a good job, but if they don't stop this onslaught, they cannot do this," he said.

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"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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