On Thursday, Jussie Smollett, the actor from “Empire,” was convicted of five counts of orchestrating the hate crime and lying to investigators.
This conviction is sparking doubts about whether or not some high-profile politicians would apologize or clarify their public defense of his innocence.
NO MORE HATE CRIME!
“We must start demanding that we no longer offer this hate safe harbor; racism and homophobia have no spot on our roads or in our soul,” Joe Biden tweeted in January 2019, when he was considering a presidential run. “We’re here for you, Jussie,” Biden said.
Smollett’s allegation was also believed by Vice President Kamala Harris, who tweeted about it on Twitter, labeling the purported attack a “contemporary lynching.”
Congressman Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey who ran for office, called the alleged attack an “advanced lynching.”
Lolololololololol boy, he brought this on himself. You know it, I know it, jussie knows it, we all know it.
— Seth Brundle (@SethBrundle10) December 8, 2021
“The assassination attempt on star Jussie Smollett was a contemporary lynching. I’m relieved he’s safe,” Booker sent out in a tweet. “I implore those in Washington who don’t see the need to enact our anti-lynching act, which would make lynching a federal hate crime, to pay attention now.”
The “guilty must face the consequences” for the alleged offense against Smollett, according to Reverend Al Sharpton.
There is Little Remorse for Jussie Smollett Now
Swalwell tweeted, “What occurred to Jussie Smollett was horrible and awful; thankfully, he will heal.”
“However, hate crimes like these are becoming more common, fueled by irresponsible hate-filled discourse. We can begin to reduce these acts by rejecting the hateful actions; neither can ever be considered normal.”
Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic-socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and a slew of other notable leftists have previously spoken out in support of Smollett.
Fox News Digital attempted to reach out to many of the people mentioned in the piece for an apology or correction. However, interestingly enough, Fox News did not receive a response right enough.
The jury convicted Jussie Smollett as culpable on the first several charges and exonerated on the sixth count of lying to a policeman in mid-February. This was months after Smollett claimed he was assaulted by Trump voters in a racist attack.
It also came after a difficult week of witness testimony, counsel arguments, and discussions.
Robin Roberts, Don Lemmon, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, any comments on the Jussie Smollett’s guilty verdicts?
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) December 9, 2021
The 39-year-old was found guilty on multiple charges of disorderly behavior, one for each time he was billed with lying to investigators in the days following the alleged attack.
“A strong statement by the jury shows that Mr. Smollett did precisely what we said he did,” special counsel Dan Webb said from the court.
Smollett “caused havoc here in the community for weeks and weeks for no reason whatsoever,” according to Webb. Smollett then aggravated the problem by lying to the jury under oath.