In his Opening Monologue, host Sean Hannity recommended acquitted Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse sue a number of Democratic officers and media pundits for what he referred to as slanderous habits.
“Kyle Rittenhouse ought to sue all of them, all of them,” mentioned Hannity. “Beginning with Joe Biden.”
Then-candidate Joe Biden included a picture of Rittenhouse in a 2020 marketing campaign video calling out “White supremacists.”
Hannity additionally pointed to different officers together with Boston’s Democratic congresswoman, Ayanna Pressley – in addition to Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert F. “Beto” O’Rourke, New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, St. Louis Democratic Rep. Cori Bush – together with shops CBS Information and NBC Information & MSNBC.
In 2020, Pressley tweeted that Rittenhouse was a “17-year-old white supremacist home terrorist” and falsely claimed he “drove throughout state strains armed with an AR-15.”
Rittenhouse, an Illinois resident, procured the weapon used within the taking pictures incident whereas in Wisconsin. Pressley additional requested that the media “repair [its] rattling headlines.”
The host additionally pointed to Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from the Twin Cities – who characterised Rittenhouse as a “home terrorist that executed two individuals”
On “Hannity,” the host went on to level to different newer examples of left-wing outrage, together with from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
In a fiery tweet earlier within the night, the Higher West Facet lawmaker referred to as the decision a “miscarriage of justice” and recommended the DOJ take a better take a look at the “precedent” it set.
“Kyle Rittenhouse based mostly on the regulation and the proof and video proof and testimony is harmless,” Hannity mentioned. “He acted in self-defense. That is backed by eyewitness accounts and even the prosecution’s star witness backed this up in court docket. A jury confirmed what has been apparent for months – apparent to everybody performing in good religion.”
The media and Democrats “rushed to judgment”, Hannity mentioned, including that they may have reached out to Rittenhouse or his attorneys to examine details earlier than incorrectly reporting or allegedly defaming him.
“Now Kyle Rittenhouse ought to sue all of them — beginning with Joe Biden,” the host mentioned, including that within the media realm, NBC Information is likely to be the “worst offender” given how its hosts like Pleasure-Ann Reid have handled the teenager.
Decide Bruce Schroeder, who was adjudicating the trial, banned MSNBC employees from the courtroom after a freelancer who was pulled over by native police for failing to look at a visitors management gadget reportedly mentioned he was informed by a superior to comply with the jury bus.
Hannity added that outdoors of those that could also be chargeable for defaming Rittenhouse, different Democrats and media figures have been typically reckless of their reactions and protection.
He pointed to Home Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Metropolis Democrat and outspoken critic of “mass incarceration,” who tweeted earlier this month that the court docket ought to incarcerate Rittenhouse and “throw away the important thing.”
“My message to Kyle Rittenhouse: Sue all of them,” Hannity mentioned. “Maintain all of them accountable for his or her lies and make them pay and comply with the regulation,” the host mentioned.
“They’re liars and con artists and Democratic operatives. Kyle Rittenhouse and People all over the place, we deserve higher,” Hannity mentioned.
“They’re at all times unsuitable. They rush to judgment and by no means enable due course of and by no means enable the presumption of innocence,” he mentioned.