AP’s Lemire: Biden’s Supporters ‘Lost Faith in the Justice System’ Because of Rittenhouse Acquittal

‘This is a moment, certainly, of triumph in some ways today’

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LEMIRE: "Well, this is a moment, certainly, of triumph in some ways today. But it comes after a period of real frustration for so many of the President’s supporters who had, frankly, lost faith in the justice system in many ways, who just in the last week or so were dealt a blow with the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, another racially charged case that had the national spotlight. And a lot of Democrats have been, particularly African-Americans, upset that this administration and this Democratic-controlled Congress hadn’t done much more on police reform, hadn’t done on voting rights. These are sort of the civil rights issues of the time. And very little had been done. And the President’s statement today sort of gets at that. This is a step in the right direction, but only a step and a long way has to go. The White House certainly would like to see police reform revived on Capitol Hill, but aides I've talked to in recent days don’t really see a path for that right now.”

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