Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has blasted the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and suggested they are stalling because they are afraid.
As the jury failed to reach a verdict for the second day in the row, the controversial conservative TV host took aim at their deliberations and insisted they’re scared of pro-Biden mobs who are threatening to “burn, loot, and destroy” should the 18-year-old Kenosha shooter get acquitted.
Carlson went on to insist that Rittenhouse clearly acted in self-defense and that “no honest person could reach a different conclusion.”
“The average jury reaches a verdict in just a few hours, so these jurors are taking much longer than most, but it’s probably not because the evidence they have heard is confusing them,” the tv host said.
“The question is why is it taking so long for this jury to produce a very obvious verdict. Want the answer? Well, look outside the courtroom. There are hundreds of National Guard troops assembled tonight in Kenosha. Why are they there? Well, they have come in case Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted.”
He added: “If he is acquitted, pretty much everyone expects the usual mobs of Joe Biden voters to burn and loot and destroy. Why does everyone expect this? Because people on the left are openly calling for it.”
Carlson’s comments come shortly after it was revealed that 500 members of the National Guard were stationed just outside Kenosha and given orders to swoop in the city and assist local law enforcement in case the verdict results in riots, lootings, and burnings across the city.
“Imagine if you were a juror in this case, how would you feel about this? You’re not sequestered, you know how the country feels, you know what the threats are. Well, you might think twice before you acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse no matter what the evidence was,” the conservative added.
“You remember what happened after Rodney King. Remember that? They burned Los Angeles to the ground. You wouldn’t want to be responsible for that, you wouldn’t want to spark riots, and of course, that’s the whole point of the exercise.
“The mob threatens violence, the rest of us tremble and pretty soon, the mob controls our justice system.”
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