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The Daily BeastJun 04, 2020
GOP Gov Candidate Actually Likens His State's COVID Lockdown to George Floyd's Murder
JASON REDMOND/AFP via GettyThe Republican candidate for governor in Washington, Tim Eyman, repeatedly invoked the image of George Floyd's death while attempting to argue that the state should lift its coronavirus-related public health restrictions. 

Speaking in a Facebook live video posted over the weekend, Eyman said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) "has his knee on the neck" of residents in the state who "he deems non-essential." Eyman also said the remarks in an appearance in the city of Pasco on Tuesday. 

On Thursday, he did it again, several times, posting a 20-minute video embedded in a lengthy fundraising email. 

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