(Liberty Bell) – According to the lawyer who represented Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, Kyle Rittenhouse might have a legitimate defamation case against Joe Biden due to a tweet that was posted seemingly suggesting that the young man was a white supremacist.
The attorney, Todd McMurtry, made these comments during an appearance on Fox News.
McMurtry, who helped Sandmann reach a massive settlement with everyone’s favorite purveyor of fake news, CNN, during a defamation lawsuit, stated that Biden could potentially be held accountable for the tweet, posted on Sept. 30, 2020, which happened just weeks before he was “elected” president.
“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 in his post.
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 remarks were accompanied by a video showing White nationalists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, and other images. A voice-over of Fox News’ Chris Wallace is heard asking then-President Trump during a presidential debate if he was willing to condemn White supremacists and militia groups,” a report by Fox News said.
“At one point in the video, an image of Rittenhouse shows him holding an AR-style rifle on the night he killed two protesters and wounded a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during unrest after the police shooting of Jacob Blake a month earlier,” the report stated.
“What you take from that tweet is that Kyle Rittenhouse was using his rifle and engaging in White supremacist misconduct so it’s actionable,” McMurtry said during his interview with Fox News. “Not necessarily going to win, but it’s actionable.”
A Kenosha County jury rendered a not guilty on all charges verdict last Friday, which included a charge of first-degree intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety.
The attorney then pointed out that Biden wasn’t president at the time the tweet was posted, which means that he wouldn’t have presidential or congressional immunity from the case. Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle’s mom, appeared on Sean Hannity’s program last week where she said that Biden made her son out to be a white supremacist to help him get votes.
“When I saw that I was shocked, I was angry. President Biden don’t know my son whatsoever, and he’s not a White supremacist,” she went on to say during the program. “He’s not a racist. And [Biden] did that for the votes. And I was so angry for a while at him and what he did to my son. He defamed him.”
“During an appearance on Fox News’ ‘America Reports,’ Leo Terrell, a civil rights lawyer and Fox News contributor, said Biden had no facts to justify his remarks,” the report continued.
“Let me give Joe Biden advice: Be very careful what you say because you’re subject to a possible defamation lawsuit,” Terrell stated after the verdict was announced. “This was a statement that Joe Biden is going to have to pay for and justify.”
“Sandmann, a Kentucky resident, and CNN settled a $250 million defamation lawsuit in January 2020 over the network’s coverage of his viral confrontation with a Native American man in Washington D.C. A video clip showed Sandmann wearing a “MAGA” hat around his classmates and smiling at Nathan Phillips, who was beating a drum and singing at the Lincoln Memorial,” Fox News reported.
“I think Rittenhouse may be able to do the same thing when commentators on MSNBC say he’s a school shooter, a White supremacist, even a vigilante,” McMurtry stated speaking of a lawsuit against media outlets. “Lots of media people said he was a murderer, and I think that’s actionable because that suggests that he committed a crime, and we now know that he didn’t.”
“When you just throw this stuff out there, you take risks,” he said.
Biden absolutely took advantage of the situation last year in order to paint Kyle Rittenhouse as a racist so that he could continue to look like some sort of social justice warrior out to fight the good fight along with Black Lives Matter folks, all in a bid for more votes. That much is clear.
However, since he possessed no facts to come to this conclusion about Rittenhouse, he totally deserves to be sued by him. Let’s hope it happens and that Rittenhouse is successful.
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