Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all of the charges he faced after killing two people and wounding another in Kenosha, Wisconsin months ago, but it appears as though his saga is far from over.
Rittenhouse has become a bit of a villain to the liberal left, who felt that his presence at a racially-motivated riot was enough of a reason to begin to insinuate that he was perhaps a white supremacist. (His posing for photographs with members of the Proud Boys and his use of the “OK/white power” hand sign certainly didn’t help his cause).
But there is no definitive evidence of Rittenhouse’s alleged moral morass, and this has many wondering if the young man will file suit against those in the media, and in the White House, who spoke ill of him prior to his acquittal.
Rittenhouse’s latest statements on the subject included some fairly specific legalese, prompting a great deal of speculation.
During an interview aired on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kyle Rittenhouse urged President Joe Biden to watch his trial “and understand the facts before you make a statement.” Rittenhouse also said Biden calling him a white supremacist is “actual malice,” and that he has attorneys looking into holding people who have spread falsehoods about him accountable.
Rittenhouse said, [relevant remarks begin around 6:05] “Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement.” He added that Biden calling him a white supremacist was “actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that.”
And that wasn’t all:
After the subject of holding people who lied about him accountable came up, Rittenhouse stated, “I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now. So, I’m hoping, one day, there will be some — there will be accountability for their actions that they did.”
With the Biden White House already proving to be a fairly embarrassing iteration of the executive branch, a defamation lawsuit would likely only further these insinuations.