CNN legal analyst Areva Martin surprised host Brooke Baldwin on Thursday by comparing Arnelle Simpson’s testimony at her father O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing to Meghan McCain’s statement of support after her father, Sen. John McCain, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
O.J. Simpson’s eldest daughter spoke before the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners today asking them to release her father from his 33-year prison sentence for a 2008 conviction on armed robbery, kidnapping, and other charges. She called him her “best friend and my rock.”
After Sen. McCain’s cancer diagnosis went public Wednesday, Meghan McCain, a Fox News commentator, released a statement that her father was her “hero” and her love for him was “boundless,” adding that even the cruelest enemy could not break him.
Martin drew parallels between the two daughters’ statements, visibly surprising Baldwin.
“They reminded me so much of what Senator McCain’s daughter has said about her dad, that he’s her rock, he’s her friend, he’s her confidante, so you heard this very compelling testimony from O.J. Simpson’s daughter,” Martin said.
“Except one of them has brain cancer and the other was convicted of—,” Baldwin said
“Well, I want to address that … O.J. has always been about race, class, and justice,” Martin said.
We don’t know what Martin is smoking but O.J. Simpson represents nothing race, class, and justice! He is a murderer who got off after slashing and almost decapitating his ex-wife and her friend. It’s a shame that the O.J. trial was turned into a racial conflict instead of getting to the truth. The black community that cheered at his release should feel so ashamed that they celebrated letting a man go free simply because of the color of his skin. Isn’t that what they fought against for so long?
Simpson could be freed as early as Oct. 1.