In Reversal From Rittenhouse Case, Joe Biden Waits for the Facts on Waukesha

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Joe Biden commented on the Waukesha Christmas parade attack and actually, it was the right statement to make. It included concern for the victims and not commenting on the facts before they are established.


From Daily Wire:

Before I begin, I want to comment on the tragedy that occurred last night during the holiday parade in Wisconsin. While we don’t have all the facts and details yet, we know this morning that five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief, a life without a loved one. At least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries, some of them in critical condition, and an entire community is struggling, struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence. Last night, people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness and thanksgiving.

This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family, and I’m sure all of us pray that that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from injuries and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of their community. We’re all grateful for the extraordinary work from first responders from law enforcement to emergency room doctors who are working around the clock to deal with the terrible consequences of what happened last night. My administration is monitoring the situation very closely.


We would note, even for such a short statement, he seemed to be having trouble just reading the teleprompter. You can see his eyes squinting and moving, trying to read it. He also calls it a “holiday parade” and not a “Christmas parade.” But at least he got the concern for the victims right in the statement.

However, that type of comment isn’t what we saw in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, where Biden included Rittenhouse’s picture in an ad referencing white supremacists in order to try to attack President Donald Trump. Biden then tweeted the ad from his Twitter account. He did that instead of waiting for “facts and details” — or frankly, any evidence at all to justify the claim.


Rittenhouse’s mother called Biden out for defaming her son.

Even after the “facts and details” were in on the Rittenhouse case, with the trial over and Rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges, Biden still wouldn’t stick to the “facts and the details.” He initially stated that he stood by “what the jury has concluded” saying that “the jury system works, and we have to abide by it.” But then he later acknowledged that he hadn’t watched the trial and said that he was “angry and concerned” about the result.

“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. 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.”

So if he didn’t even watch the trial and clearly doesn’t understand the facts, why is he commenting at all? As my colleague Sister Toldjah observed, this is a real indictment of how Biden and the Democrats do things. If it serves their narrative, they’ll say it, regardless of the facts. It’s the responsibility of the people in power like Biden to withhold making such comments, not only before the jury decision but after, so as not to poison or impugn the jury. But that hasn’t stopped Biden.


Why hasn’t he commented on this case yet? Because he can’t figure out how to make it help the narrative. That’s a sad and terrible reflection on the occupant of the White House regarding such a horrible tragedy that has hurt so many people.


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