After a jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges on Friday, Democrat President Joe Biden said he was “angry and disturbed” about the verdict. Biden’s comments were issued in a formal White House announcement.
They mirror remarks Biden made previously when he stated that he stuck by “what the jury has found.” The president claimed, “the judicial system is working and we have to adhere to it.”
The Jury has Spoken
“Whereas many Americans, including myself, will be angered and worried about the Kenosha ruling, we must respect the jury has already spoken,” Biden said in a statement.
“I ran on a platform of uniting Americans since I think what brings us together is far bigger than what separates us. I recognize we will not be able to heal our country’s scars quickly.”
“However, I am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure every citizen is handled fairly and with dignity underneath the law. I urge everybody to voice their opinions peacefully and in accordance with the law,” Biden concluded.
“Violence and damaging property have no role in our society. To prepare for any events regarding this matter, the White House and federal officials have been in communication with Governor Evers’ administration.”
“I spoke with him this evening and gave assistance and any help needed to guarantee public safety.” On Friday, a jury ruled Rittenhouse not guilty of murdering two men and wounding a third amid rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Notice the absolutely tepid response and turnout to “protest” the Rittenhouse verdict. 2 reasons.
1. Clear self defense.
2. Not an election year.
… this is not the “protest” you are looking for…
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 20, 2021
Rittenhouse, who now is 18, resides in Antioch, Illinois, roughly 15 miles north of Kenosha. While he was 17, Rittenhouse chose to police the central Kenosha area with several men carrying guns to safeguard a used car store from theft and destruction.
The town descended into violence after a white Kenosha law enforcement officer shot and killed Jacob Blake, a black man. Rittenhouse had a survival kit, as well as a Smith & Wesson M&P15, and an AR-15-style semi-automatic weapon that his pal allegedly bought for him illegally.
Rittenhouse Did His Duty
Rittenhouse was pursued by demonstrators while protecting the used car company. Therefore, he fatally shot two persons, Joseph Rosenbaum, as well as Anthony Huber, and injured a third, Gaige Grosskreutz.
The accused is white, as are the three individuals he shot.
Rittenhouse verdict makes sense if you ignore biased trial coverage on MSNBC, CNN https://t.co/sqqmWXxlJ0
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 20, 2021
He was taken into police custody and accused of five felonies and one misdemeanor. The most serious offense was a deliberate homicide, which entails a minimum life prison term in Wisconsin.
The additional charges were reckless homicide, attempted murder, two counts of endangerment, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a child. The judge rejected the felony firearm accusation on Monday, which was thought to be the simplest for the prosecution to prove.
Rittenhouse had previously been accused of breaking curfew, but the judge denied that allegation as well last week.