Lin Wood, an attorney representing accused killer Kyle Rittenhouse, has announced that he plans to sue former Vice President Joe Biden and his campaign for libel.
Wood made the announcement after the former Vice President posted a video featuring an image of Rittenhouse. The video centers around President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn white supremacy at Tuesday night's presidential debate in Cleveland. During the clip, moderator Chris Wallace references the civil unrest that exists in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon. At the moment in which Wallace references the two cities, an image of Rittenhouse carrying a firearm pops up. As of Friday morning, the video had garnered more than 64,000 retweets and 181,000 likes.
"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 captioned the video.
Not long after the video was posted, Wood responded with a tweet of his own.
"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," Wood tweeted.
"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 & militia member responsible for violence in Kenosha."
Rittenhouse is accused of shooting and killing two protesters on August 25 at a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse has claimed that he acted in self-defense, but he was charged with multiple felonies including first-degree intentional homicide. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
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