Kyle Office Solutions | Biden Accepts Kenosha Verdict, Warns Of Violence: In response to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Vice President Joe Biden expressed his “angry and concern.” However, he also stated that “the jury has spoken,” and that “we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken”.
Kyle Office Solutions | Biden Accepts Kenosha Verdict, Warns Of Violence
Press Conference In Kenosha
During a press conference in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Friday, President Joe Biden stated that he stands by the decision of a Wisconsin jury acquitting Kyle Rittenhouse. It is in the fatal shooting of two people and the wounding of another during racial justice protests last year. He added that “the jury system works, and we have to abide by it.”
In a later statement, President Barack Obama said, “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken.”
According to the verdict handed down on Friday, the 18-year-old Rittenhouse was not guilty of multiple charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. The prosecution claimed that the armed teen recklessly provoked the shootings during a time of unrest. Meanwhile the defense claimed that he was acting in self-defense when the shootings occurred. Some on the right were ecstatic about the decision. Meanwhile others were critical, expressing concerns that it would incite vigilantism across the country as a result of the decision.
Vice President Joe Biden’s Statement
Vice President Joe Biden urged everyone to “express their views peacefully, in accordance with the rule of law,” emphasizing that “violence and destruction of property have no place in our democratic process.”
President Donald Trump’s administration has communicated with the office of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in order to “prepare for any outcome,” according to the president’s statement.
“No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice. That it is communities across our state demand and deserve”, Governor Tony Evers said after the jury’s decision. “I join them in urging everyone who may choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights. I will be in any community to do so only in a safe and peaceful manner”, says the statement.
Rittenhouse was defended by former President Donald Trump last year, who claimed that he was acting in self-defense. In his statement, Biden did not make any reference to the former president.
Because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us, I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, said Vice President Joe Biden. “I recognize that we will not be able to heal our nation’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my determination to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, fairly, and with dignity under the law”.