President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t backing off the Kyle Rittenhouse statements that he is a White supremacist. Even after Rittenhouse was found not guilty in court, they’re not going to stop.
Rittenhouse has an excellent case for defamation. At no point, before or after the incident and trial, was Rittenhouse suspected of being a White supremacist. They’re making the assumption and capitalizing on it that just because Rittenhouse was at the protest with a rifle, he was there to kill Black Americans. It’s just not true.
During the trial, you could see that Rittenhouse had a genuine desire to help people. The videos that were played and the testimony was given gave a straightforward narrative that Rittenhouse was there to assist in any medical needs. Though Rittenhouse wasn’t, and isn’t, a medically trained professional, Kenosha, Wisconsin, wasn’t dealing with a professional situation. There was violent chaos in the streets, and no ambulance or medical staff from the city could be seen or found.
When Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked by Peter Doocy, with Fox News, Biden apologized for the comments.
Trump condemned White supremacists on several occasions during his presidency. That isn’t even a question anymore.
Militias aren’t the problem. Militia groups exist in all shapes, sizes, colors, ethnicities, races, genders, physical preferences, etc. It’s in the constitution that “a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.” You’ve all heard it. Don’t act like you haven’t.
Psaki continued, “So, you know, what we’ve seen are the tragic consequences of that when people think it’s okay to take the law into their own hands instead of allowing law enforcement to do its job.”
Hard stop. Police have been defunded, and in Rittenhouse’s situation, the police weren’t available. They showed up after the fact. Law enforcement and medical services weren’t public during arson attacks on the city because they were everywhere. They couldn’t predict the incidents of the night. Otherwise, they would have been standing by at the exact location. In this country, we have a problem where people are forced to take the law into their own hands-on some occasions because it is their only option.
“And the president believes in condemning hatred, division, and violence. That’s what was done in that video” was Psaki’s conclusion.
The point isn’t the campaign video, as Psaki focused on. You can’t blame her. She has to try to defend Biden, but she knows she can’t. She has to divert or be implicated in the same mess as he and new organizations are in.
Biden’s exact comments were, “I don’t know enough to know whether that 17-year-old kid, exactly what he did. He is said to be a member of a militia that is forming in the state of Illinois. Have you ever heard that president say one negative thing about White supremacists? Have you ever heard of it?”
That statement could land Biden in a lawsuit from Rittenhouse. Biden implicated Rittenhouse as a White supremacist in just a few words and, along with his other statements, could lose him millions of dollars in court fees.