Reporters surrounded the president shortly after the verdict was announced and asked what his thoughts were on it. In a statement on Friday (Nov. 19), Biden said, “I support what the jury concluded.” “We have to adhere to the jury system.”
A statement from Vice President Biden was released by the White House following Rittenhouse’s acquittal. Vice President Biden acknowledged that many Americans were “angry and disturbed” at the trial. According to him, being united is more important than being divided, so I ran on the promise of pulling Americans together.
“I have no illusions about the speed with which the scars of our country can be healed, but I am committed to doing everything I can to ensure that every person is treated fairly, equally, and with dignity under the law.”
During his speech, Biden encouraged peaceful protest, saying, “violence and destruction of property have no place in our democratic system.”
President Obama concluded by noting that the White House and federal authorities had communicated with the Evers administration in anticipation of the outcome of this case, and he had offered the Governor support and assistance as needed in order to ensure public safety.
It was announced on Friday that Rittenhouse had been found not guilty of homicide in the first degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, intentional homicide in the first degree, and attempted intentional homicide in the first degree.
Anthony Huber’s parents say they are “heartbroken” and “angry” about the jury’s decision in the case. Rittenhouse shot and killed Anthony Huber. Despite today’s verdict, John Huber and Karen Bloom say that the person responsible for the murder of their son is not accountable. This message sets out an unacceptable and dangerous expectation that armed individuals can appear in any town, ignite a riot, and then exploit the chaos they have sparked to justify shooting people on the street.”