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’


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.”

Video files
Audio files
Similar stories
John Ratcliffe: Clinton Email Probe ‘Has Really Shaken the American People’s Faith in Our Justice System’
Conan on Trump Calling the Justice System a Joke: He Wonders Why He’s Still Not in Prison
Kevin McCarthy: You Have ‘Better Chance at Getting Fair Justice System in China’ than with Pelosi Probe
Shane Smith Asks President Obama Is the American Justice System Racist
Adam Schiff: Trump Is Trying to Discredit the Justice System