President Joe Biden said Friday that he stands by the jury that found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty – as Republicans renewed demands that he apologize for linking the Kenosha shooter to white supremacy in the wake of the verdict.

I stand beside the jury, as long as it has ended. Biden said Friday that the jury system works, and that you must follow it. He was returning from Walter Reed Medical Center where he received a physical.

He claimed he only heard about it a second ago and didn’t see the trial. The trial featured dramatic clashes among the defense and prosecution lawyers, as well as testimony from the accused teenager in an event that received cable-to-gavel coverage.  

Republican lawmakers and other officials are demanding that Biden apologize to Rittenhouse for linking him to white supremacism following the Wisconsin jury’s not-guilty verdict. 

Sen. Tom Cotton (R. Ark.) stated that Joe Biden must publicly apologize for his actions to Kyle Rittenhouse.In a statement made immediately following the verdict.

Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin senator, championed this verdict. “I think justice was served in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.” He tweeted that he hoped everyone would accept the verdict and remain calm, so the Kenosha community can heal and rebuild. 

Last September while running as a presidential candidate, Biden  sent out a tweet condemning Donald Trump for refusing to call anti-BLM protesters white supremacists. It included images from Kenosha as well as a photo of Rittenhouse at Kenosha’s march.

‘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 said.

Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee released a statement stating that before Biden knew the facts, Biden had prejudged Rittenhouse’s case. To score political points, he lied about the case and slandered a teenage boy. Biden was dangerous and inflaming by his actions. Biden should apologize immediately and get on with his business before the left continues to use lies to promote violence.

Both sides took to Twitter to express relief and anger.

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on five counts Friday at the culmination of his trial. Lawmakers reacted nearly immediately to the verdict, with Republicans demanding President Joe Biden apologize for a tweet that linked him to white supremacism

At the conclusion of Rittenhouse’s trial, Kyle Rittenhouse was found innocent on five charges. Nearly immediately after the verdict was announced, lawmakers responded with Republicans asking President Joe Biden to apologize for his tweet linking him to white supremacism. 

The Congressional Black Caucus issued a statement saying: ‘It is unconscionable our justice system would allow an armed vigilante — who traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz — to go free.  

Rep. Seth Moulton (D.Mass.) said the following:): ‘I’d like to have faith in our criminal justice system, but the immediate question that comes to mind with this news is “Would he have been acquitted if he were black?’ 

Wrote Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-La.Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-La.) said: “I hope that this young man understands that he was granted a chance to live – one which we all know would not have been given to him if his race had been Black. He will then dedicate himself to healing the deep fractures within our nation and our community that he caused. 

Letitia James, New York’s Attorney General tweeted that it was a difficult day for the justice system. Jury verdicts are something I value as a lawyer. This serves as yet another reminder of the need to uproot and reform our current system. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was informed of the jury’s not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial during the White House press briefing – and promised reporters President Biden would weigh in with a statement.

President Joe Biden is expected to issue a statement on the verdict

Expect President Joe Biden to make a statement regarding the verdict

'It obviously just happened while I was out here, so let me talk to the president,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, promising to provide a statement 'as soon as we can'

“It clearly just happened while it was me out here. So let me speak to the president,” Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, said. She promised to make a statement as soon as possible.

After Rittenhouse was found not guilty of any charges for intentional homicide or attempted intentional murder, Rittenhouse was asked about the incident shortly after Rittenhouse, a 12-member jury, had returned from Kenosha to protest against Rittenhouse’s shootings and injuries.

“It happened clearly while I was here. Let me speak to the president,” Psaki said. Talk to your team and we’ll get you a response as soon as possible. 

On the issue of Judge Bruce Schroeder’s decision to not use the term ‘victims’ to describe Rittenhouse’s victims, Rittenhouse killed and injured many. She said, “I am not going to make an assessment of it from here.” “Let’s get you a declaration as quickly as possible.

Prior to the verdict she stated, “The administration has been [sic]We keep in touch with the officials at ground via law enforcement channels so that we can support peaceful protests. We will encourage this, regardless of what the outcome is.

Rittenhouse was not found guilty of all charges Friday afternoon.  

After four days’ deliberation the jury came to a decision in Kenosha shooting trial.  

Rittenhouse (18) was arrested on August 25, 2020, with the first-degree intentional murder and other charges for killing Joseph Rosenbaum & Anthony Huber. 

Kyle Rittenhouse broke down on the witness stand last week as recalled the moment he was 'ambushed' by Joseph Rosenbaum the night he shot him dead

Kyle Rittenhouse wept last week on the witness stand as he recalled how Joseph Rosenbaum ‘ambushed him’ the night that he killed him.

Judge Bruce Schroeder shouted down Prosecutor Thomas Binger last week in a moment of high courtroom drama

Last week, in an act of courtroom drama and high judge Bruce Schroeder, Prosecutor Thomas Binger was shouted down by Judge Bruce Schroeder 

This week protestors gathered at the Kenosha Courthouse. Wisconsin governor Tony Evers sent 500 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers to quell the demonstrations.

The explosive verdict comes after a long and turbulent trial filled with drama, controversy, and drama which threatened to have a major impact on proceedings. 

Two of the original six charges were dropped before the case ever reached the jury. Judge Schroeder dismissed the curfew violation charge and the only one that looked like a sure win for the prosecution, possession of a deadly weapon by someone under 18.

The gun charge was dismissed on the grounds that the state failed to satisfy the entire statute which, in Wisconsin, requires not only that the person be under 18 but that the rifle be short-barreled – Rittenhouse’s AR-15 was not.