President Joe Biden reacts to the verdict in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse
“I stand by the jury’s verdict. The jury system works, and we have to follow it,” Biden told reporters Friday.
“I stand by the jury’s verdict. The jury system works, and we have to follow it.” – The President @JoeBiden In Judgment of Kyle Rittenhouse pic.twitter.com/kfo8a2AnXI
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 19, 2021
The White House issued a full statement on behalf of the President on the matter.
“While the Kenosha decision will cause many Americans, including myself, to feel anger and concern, we must recognize that the jury has spoken,” Biden said.
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He continued, “I promise to unite Americans, because I believe that what unites us is greater than what divides us. I know that we will heal our nation’s wounds overnight. It won’t happen overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything I can to ensure that every American is treated equally with justice and dignity under the law.”
The president urged Americans to “express their views peacefully under the rule of law.”
“Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy,” the statement continued. Spoke to the Governor this afternoon and offered assistance and support to ensure public safety.”
Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges, IJR reports. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree murder, and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
There was a strong reaction to this decision on Twitter. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) wrote, “This decision is despicable and sends a terrible message to this country. Where is the justice in this?”
“We cannot let this go. We need strong laws to prevent violent extremism within our country,” he added.
Rep. Cory Bush (D-Mo.) Deen tweeted, “The jury. The jury. The defendant. This is white supremacy in action.
He continued, “This system is not designed to hold white supremacy accountable. This is why black and brown people are oppressed and imprisoned while white supremacist murderers walk free.” . . . I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m unlucky in love.”
Others voiced their support for Rittenhouse.
Justice has been done. Kyle Rittenhouse was unfairly maligned by an unscrupulous press, and used by politicians to further their own fortunes. If there is a mess, these traders will answer the big blame.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkely) November 19, 2021
Mr Rittenhouse was anointed…