New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio reacted to the Rittenhouse trial, criticizing the verdict.
De Blasio, among other Democrat politicians, have blasted the verdict, which came on Friday morning, acquitting Rittenhouse on all five counts.
De Blasio tweeted his opinion just minutes after the verdict was announced. “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.”
De Blasio added, “The far-right trolls who think it makes a difference whether a violent gunman got his weapon before or after he crossed state lines are missing the point: two people are dead and their killer is left unaccountable. That’s not justice and they know it.”
“Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today,” De Blasio continued. “The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people. To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement.”
Likewise, the president and vice president commented on the case. President Joe Biden said that he stood by the jury’s decision: “The jury system works and we have to abide by it.” Vice President Kamala Harris tweeted her response, “Today’s verdict speaks for itself. I’ve spent a majority of my career working to make our criminal justice system more equitable. It’s clear, there’s still a lot more work to do.”
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