President Biden called on Americans to protest “peacefully” and follow the law following the jury’s verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which he said left him “angry and concerned.” …
During his presidential campaign, Biden shared an image of Rittenhouse in a video he tweeted attempting to link former President Trump to White supremacists.
Asked Friday whether he stands by his past criticism of Rittenhouse, Biden did not answer, instead saying he stands by the jury’s conclusion.
Joe Biden, having groundlessly denounced Kyle Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist” last year, says he is “angry” over Rittenhouse’s acquittal:
While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.
What is Biden angry about? That the jury, which saw the evidence, didn’t agree with his view of the case, not having seen the evidence? These are highly irresponsible words from the President of the United States, particularly in a climate where mobs have threatened reprisals against the jurors.
Lots of crazy reactions to the trial out there on Twitter, and politicians who represent the crazies are issuing ridiculous statements.
Rittenhouse took the law into his own hands? No, the law provides a right of self-defense. It was the rioters who attacked Rittenhouse who took the law into their own hands.
And did Rittenhouse “walk free from any accountability”? Not at all. He was prosecuted and held to account before a jury, which, based on the evidence, acquitted him.
Duckworth talks about “the police shooting of Jacob Blake,” which was justified and was held to be justified. For all the Democrats’ talk about the rule of law, they only respect legal processes that turn out their way.