ALLEGED Kenosha killer, Kyle Rittenhouse is set to sue Joe Biden and his campaign for libel after a video tweeted by the Democratic presidential nominee appeared to suggest he was a white supremacist, according to his lawyer.
Hours after the former vice president tweeted the video on Wednesday, Lin Wood, Rittenhouse’s civil lawyer told Fox News he intended to sue Biden on behalf of his client.
The 50-second video was accompanied by the caption: “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”.
The tweet came after President Donald Trump refused to condemn the actions of white supremacists group the Proud Boys in the first debate featuring the two presidential candidates.
In a chaotic back and forth, the president was asked to renounce the Proud Boys, to which he told them: “Stand back and stand by”.
Rittenhouse’ team, however, have stood by their argument that the 17-year-old was defending himself when he fatally shot to Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin on August 28 in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
A member of Rittenhouse’ defense team has insisted the alleged shooter had offered help to injured people before he was targeted by rioters.
He has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and reckless endangerment.
Announcing the intention to sue, Lin Wood wrote on Twitter: “On behalf of Kyle Rittenhouse, I shall sue Joe Biden & Biden/Harris Campaign for libel.
“I am partisan in 20/20 supporting Donald Trump. I am non-partisan trial lawyer who aggressively pursues truth to achieve justice.
“Put in your hearing aid, Joe. You will hear footsteps.”
He also claimed that Biden had “falsely accused” and had “prejudiced Kyle’s legal rights”.
The lawyer also announced that a formal demand for public retraction is bing prepared against the Biden/Harris campaign and demanded Biden to retract his ‘false accusation that Kyle is a white supremacist & militia member responsible for violence in Kenosha”.
Wood has previously said he co-created the Fight Back foundation in order to prevent “leftists” from “using their political power to attack constitutional rights”.
The Biden campaign is yet to publicly respond to Lin Wood.
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