Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is planning to sue Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his campaign for libel in response to a tweet sent out by the campaign which alleged that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist, according to Fox News:
“Lin Wood, Rittenhouse’s civil attorney, confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday his intention to sue the former vice president and his campaign on his client’s behalf, just hours after Biden posted the 50-second clip to Twitter.”
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. pic.twitter.com/Q3VZTW1vUV
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 30, 2020
The Biden tweet is a direct reference to a question debate moderator Chris Wallace asked President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s first presidential debate. Specifically, Wallace asked Trump if he was willing “to condemn white supremacists and militia groups, and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities.”
In response, Trump said he was telling the right-wing group Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by,” which many took as a signal that the president doesn’t actually condemn acts of violence by extremist groups who support him.
Attorney Wood announced the libel suit on Twitter:
On behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse, I shall sue @JoeBiden & Biden/Harris Campaign for libel.
I am partisan in 20/20 supporting @realDonaldTrump.
I am non-partisan trial lawyer who aggressively pursues truth to achieve justice.
Put in your hearing aid, Joe. You will hear footsteps.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) September 30, 2020
While the lawsuit certainly provides a distraction from the crimes Rittenhouse is accused of committing — killing two protesters and injuring another — it will likely fail and does nothing to lessen the murder charges he’s facing in Wisconsin. Maybe he and his lawyers can file more frivolous legal motions and pretend he isn’t looking at spending the rest of his life behind bars.
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