Lawyers for Rittenhouse say they will sue the Democrat Presidential candidate for libel after he tweeted a video clip suggesting the teenager is a white supremacist.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, from Illinois, is currently charged with shooting dead two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Prosecutors say the teenager drove ‘across state lines’ to ’cause trouble’ and ended up ‘killing’ two men. on August 25th.
He is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and he is also charged with wounding a third demonstrator, Gaige Grosskreutz.
Videos circulating show Rittenhouse chased by a mob where he falls to the ground and shoots the trio as they start to attack him and try and take his rifle.
And now Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Lin Wood, said on Tuesday he is taking steps to demand a formal ‘public retraction’ from the Biden/Harris campaign after Biden shared a video of of Rittenhouse holding a rifle during the Kenosha protests which has been mashed into a white supremacy video.
The clip was aimed at Trump saying he ‘did not condemn white supremacy’ and includes the clip of Rittenhouse to suggest he is involved.
‘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.
The tweet received over 273,000 likes and more than 67,000 retweets.
Lin Wood said via Twitter: “Formal demand for public retraction is being prepared for Biden-Harris campaign on behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse.
“I also hereby demand that Joe Biden immediately retract his false accusation that Kyle is a white supremacist and militia member responsible for violence in Kenosha.”
Leftists politicians have branded Rittenhouse a racist, while Democrat Representative Ayanna Pressley even calling him a “white supremacist domestic terrorist.”
But unlike members of Congress, Biden doesn’t have protection from legal liability for his statements since he currently holds no political office.
The Biden campaign have refused to comment.
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