President Biden Releases Statement Following Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse
By Space Coast Daily // November 19, 2021
Biden: Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy
WASHINGTON D.C. – President Biden has released the following statement in regards to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse trial that resulted in two people being shot dead last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.
“I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy. The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers’s office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety.”
President Biden came under fire after comments he made about the case during the 2020 campaign where he referred to Rittenhouse as a ‘white supremacist’ despite all subjects and victims in the case being white.
During his presidential campaign, Biden shared an image of Rittenhouse in a video he tweeted attempting to link former President Trump to White supremacists.