Have you seen Kyle Rittenhouse’s interview with Tucker Carlson yet? If not, you need to. It’s a message for President Joe Biden and others who have misused his case and others like it for political gain.
Many people don’t know that Rittenhouse spent 87 days in jail long before his trial. He said his lawyers helped raised the bail money for him, but that the media and Biden’s labeling him of him as a white supremacist didn’t help.
He said the shooting was never about race. Instead, it was about self-defense. It was the media that made it into a racial issue.
While this is no surprise, we can easily forget the impact it has on those involved. In Rittenhouse’s case, he not only served nearly three months in jail, but also dealt with a high profile case on national television for protecting himself.
Now he continues to deal with how to move forward even after being declared innocent. Some activists continue to threaten violence despite the verdict.
The narrative of a teenager white militia member out to kill black people simply was not and is not true. Biden’s use of the case in his presidential campaign didn’t help. He has a chance to say or do something about it. Time will tell if he will.