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Fox News host Jesse Watters pointed out the hypocritical flip-flop by President Biden on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict as he initially sided with the jury and then later reversed his stance, declaring he was “angry” and “concerned” over the ruling.
“The jury system works and we have to abide by it,” Biden said Friday while speaking with reporters concerning the Rittenhouse verdict. The president asserted he “stand[s] by what the jury has concluded.”
“I think he should have stopped at that because that was the correct answer — and then his puppet masters get ahold of him and say, ‘Joe, your base is going to freak out if we don’t condemn this verdict,'” Watters commented on “The Five” concerning Biden’s initial response when asked about the Rittenhouse outcome.
Later on Friday, Biden would issue a statement more in line with his radical base.
“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,” Biden declared.
“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,” the president concluded.
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“So, they put out this dopey statement where he’s angry all of a sudden,” Watters continued noting Biden’s statement later in the day.
Watters pointed out the fact that Biden did not appear angry in the least when speaking with reporters.
He went on to claim that the president had not watched the videos of the Rittenhouse incident in 2020.
“Then he admits – then he said he hadn’t even followed the trial… Last year he said [Rittenhouse] is a white supremacist. He had never even watched the video of the shooting,” the “Watters World” host remarked.
He then stated that former President Trump reportedly did review the videos and then offered an informed opinion on what happened that fateful day.
“You saw the same tape as I saw and he was trying to get away from them I guess, it looks like, and he fell on then they very violently attacked him and it was something that we are looking at right now and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would’ve been killed. It’s under investigation,” Trump noted at the time.
“That was the most honest assessment that we’ve heard from a politician, yet the media fact-checkers just Pinocchio-ed the hell out of that statement and then that statement became a lie,” Watters contended.
“Where are the fact-checkers with Joe Biden?” he asked. “Are they going to say that Kyle Rittenhouse is not a white supremacist? They’ll never say that.”
He called the media, the prosecutors, and Democrat politicians “the axis of evil.”
“They get together and they just create a tornado of lies and turmoil that rips through a city like a Kenosha, leaves death and destruction in its wake, and then everybody else is left to pick up the pieces,” he accused.
The Fox News personality went on to highlight the radical opinion of the verdict by civil rights activist Al Sharpton, who proclaimed that there “continue to be dark days for black people killed at the hands of people that believe our lives do not matter.”
Which is an odd thing to posit, considering the three Rittenhouse attackers were all white men.
Democrats lined up to declare their anger, just as Biden did, albeit more aggressively and viciously. Take leaders in New York for instance.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler tweeted, “This heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ. Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest.”
Nadler proceeded to assert that the verdict “justifies federal review by the DOJ.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul also declared that the verdict “is not justice” and suggested it should lead to a discussion about further strengthening New York’s strict gun control laws.
Kyle Rittenhouse used an assault weapon to kill two people. This is not justice.
If there was any question about why we need strong gun safety laws, this is your answer. This should never have been allowed to happen in the first place.
We have a lot of work to do.
— Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) November 19, 2021
Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo called the verdict a “stain on the soul of America.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dripped venom over the verdict, tweeting, “This verdict is disgusting and it sends a horrible message to this country. Where is the justice in this? We can’t let this go. We need stronger laws to stop violent extremism from within our own nation. Now is the time.”
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