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Democrat House Judiciary Chairman Calls for DOJ to Conduct Federal Review of Rittenhouse Verdict

Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler is calling for the Department of Justice to conduct a federal review of the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.

On Friday, Rittenhouse was found “not guilty” on all charges.

Nadler, the House Judiciary Chairman, referred to the jury’s verdict as a “miscarriage of justice” and the violent riots as “First Amendment-protected protest.”

The New York congressman also spread misinformation, as the gun Rittenhouse used was never in the state of Illinois. He obtained it after he was in Wisconsin, where he had worked as a lifeguard and went to help clean up graffiti earlier in the day.

“This heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice and sets a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by DOJ. Justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in First Amendment-protected protest,” Nadler tweeted following the conclusion of the trial.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz quote-tweeted Nadler, asserting that he is calling for the DOJ “to continue tormenting” Rittenhouse.

“These people want revenge. It’s so plain to see,” author and candidate for the US Senate J.D. Vance tweeted in response.

Biden responded to the verdict, after previously baselessly smearing Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist,” by saying that he respects the jury’s decision.

“Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded,” he told a group of reporters. “The jury system works, and we have to abide by it.”

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