Former Rittenhouse Lawyer: I Hope ‘Kyle Will Sue Joe Biden'
Biden claimed Rittenhouse belonged to 'white supremacists' last year
The former defense attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse said he hopes his former client will sue both Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for their slanderous remarks calling the teen a "white supremacist."
“I absolutely believe it is actionable,” John Pierce told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News.
Biden claimed Rittenhouse belonged to “white supremacists” last year, just one month after Rittenhouse shot at men attacking him during Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Pierce said such claims were baseless:
“There was never a shred of evidence or indication or suggestion or anything that Kyle was racist or a white supremacist, and obviously, those kind of accusations are being hurled around at everyone all the time these days, and it’s got to stop, and so hopefully, this is an instance in which Kyle will file numerous defamation claims, including against the sitting president and that campaign, which could probably include the sitting vice president."
“I think [Rittenhouse] should win that because try to imagine a situation that’s worse in terms of destroying somebody’s reputation than a presidential candidate in what is arguably one of — if not the most — heated presidential campaign, ever, directly calling someone who’s in the middle of this kind of criminal prosecution a ‘white supremacist,’ which not only is untrue, [but] will destroy one’s reputation and make it very difficult to have a fair trial.”
“The jury saw through everything and gave that 'not guilty' verdict, which is absolutely correct."
"I believe that the president, the vice president, and the campaign have legal exposure.”
Pierce also noted the left-wing political dimensions of the Rittenhouse prosecution.
“This case should never have been brought,” he stated.
“Not in a million years. This was pure political persecution, and it’s been shown to be such.”
Pierce noted that the core principle at the heart of the Rittenhouse trial was the “God-given right” to self-defense.
He concluded that Rittenhouse “was being viciously attacked, and he would have been killed if he didn’t protect himself, and that’s the bottom line, and that’s what the right of self-defense is all about."
"It’s an ancient, God-given right.
"It’s been something inherent to human nature and human society since the caveman days.”
Meanwhile, MSNBC also set themselves up for impending lawsuits after host Tiffany Cross described Rittenhouse as a “little murderous white supremacist."
Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges by the jury in his "murder" trial.
They were capping off an intense trial surrounding the deadly unrest in that city last summer.