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Rittenhouse asks President Biden for ‘a sit-down’ to ‘explain the facts’ of why he was acquitted

Last month, the 18-year-old was acquitted of all charges in relation to three shootings, two of them fatal, during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020.

Two months before Biden was elected president, he criticized then-President Trump for refusing to condemn people who are against the Black Lives Matter riots as ‘white supremacists.’ The tweet from the then-candidate included an image of Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting.

It was “very disappointing,” Rittenhouse told “Louder With Crowder”. “President Biden is a former criminal defense attorney so he should know: innocent before proven guilty.”

“Mr. President, I hope you see this. I’ll have a sit-down and explain the facts to you so you can understand them.”

“Were you scared? Did you think the fix was in at that point? The most powerful office in the land sounding off,” Crowder asked. “It must have been terrifying.”

“I was terrified having all these lying media organizations, the president, saying all these false things that are not true. How could somebody get away with that?” Rittenhouse said.

“There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night,” Biden tweeted in September 2020.

Biden also offered his opinion on the verdict. “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken. 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.”

In interviews since the verdict, Rittenhouse has vehemently denied claims that race played a role in his actions on August 25. “I’m not a racist person, I support the BLM movement and peacefully demonstrating,” the teen said in an interview with FOX anchor Tucker Carlson.

The lawyer who represented former Covington High School student Nicholas Sandmann in his defamation lawsuit against CNN believes Rittenhouse has a strong case to sue the president himself.

“What you take from that tweet is that Kyle Rittenhouse was using his rifle and engaging in white supremacist misconduct so it’s actionable,” Todd McMurtry said regarding Biden’s tweet, adding that such a case wasn’t “necessarily going to win, but it’s actionable.”

McMurtry added that, since Biden was not president at the time, he would not be able to benefit from any kind of executive or congressional immunity.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: DNYUZ.COM

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