Liberals and progressives across America reacted with outrage after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury that ruled he acted in self defense when he shot and killed rioters who attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The 18-year old was cleared on all five counts, including two charges of murder.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other liberals like Defund the Police activist Rep. Cori Bush blasted the jury’s verdict as racist.
No, we don’t know the color, nationality, sex, religion or gender preference of the jury members.
The judge. The jury. The defendant.
It’s white supremacy in action.
This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.
I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 19, 2021
Outrage from fringe MSNBC liberals was expected.
But it turns out Colorado U.S. Rep. Jason Crow of Aurora agrees with MSNBC and believes the American justice system is rigged.
A justice system can't "fail" if it was never meant to deliver justice for some people in the first place.
Today's verdict is a travesty. We have to do better.
My thoughts are with the family of the victims and the communities who are hurting. You deserve reform. https://t.co/gemybS07eU
— Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) November 19, 2021
So Crow thinks the entire judiciary needs to be reformed, because this case shows the justice system was never meant to deliver justice for these kinds of victims, who are, uhm (checks photos) white.
President Biden avoided the white supremacist talking points this time, having learned all involved were white, and said he disagreed with but “acknowledged” the jury’s verdict.
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden said. “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us.”
It’s possible Biden’s refusal to attack the jury directly had more to do with not wanting to pour any more fuel on the Rittenhouse fire, considering he could be looking at a defamation lawsuit.
Democrats like Crow and Bush, by contrast, weren’t as concerned about targeting the jury directly in their statements.
That’s especially alarming because Crow, who is a lawyer, knows the sanctity of the jury box is the bedrock of our legal system.
What’s just bizarre about Crow’s and Bush’s reactions is their belief that convicting Rittenhouse of killing white people would somehow deliver justice for African Americans.
Not only were the men white, all three of these so-called victims also had extensive criminal histories.
Rosenbaum was a registered sex offender who was out on bond for a domestic abuse battery accusation and was caught on video acting aggressively earlier that night. Huber was a felon convicted in a strangulation case who was recently accused of domestic abuse. Grosskreutz was convicted of a crime for use of a firearm while intoxicated and was armed with a handgun when shot.
There also seems to be some confusion as to what the Peaceful Protestors™ were rioting about that night in Wisconsin.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney sent out a statement that erroneously asserted Jacob Blake was unarmed and killed during the incident that ignited Kenosha.
I’m embarrassed to say this clown is my Congressman. For the record, Jacob Blake was not killed. For the record, Jacob Blake WAS armed. For the record, the people Rittenhouse shot in self-defense were white.
For the record, Maloney is a race-baiting, fact-deprived menace. https://t.co/Wx5WHST5RC
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 19, 2021
The DCCC subsequently issued an edited version of the press release.
“an incorrect version” lol
— Samantha Bullock (@SamLBullock) November 19, 2021
Noticeably quiet in Colorado were U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, neither of whom addressed the verdict on Friday.
Both are widely seen as vulnerable with Biden’s approval rankings tanking across the country.