On Monday, after the horrific act of violence Sunday night in which a man driving an SUV plowed into children and adults in a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing at least five people and injuring at least another 40 people. President Biden offered his remarks, in which he stated that “we don’t have all the facts and details yet,” and added, “My administration is monitoring the situation very closely.”
Biden offered his comments before he spoke of renominating Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve as chairman for a second consecutive term. Biden stated:
Before I begin, I want to comment on the tragedy that occurred last night during the holiday parade in Wisconsin. While we don’t have all the facts and details yet, we know this morning that five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief, a life without a loved one. At least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries, some of them in critical condition, and an entire community is struggling, struggling to cope with the horrific act of violence. Last night, people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness and thanksgiving.
This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family, and I’m sure all of us pray that that same spirit is going to embrace and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from injuries and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of their community. We’re all grateful for the extraordinary work from first responders from law enforcement to emergency room doctors who are working around the clock to deal with the terrible consequences of what happened last night. My administration is monitoring the situation very closely.
Biden spoke of not having “All the facts and details yet.” After the recent verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, in which the facts and details of the case were pored over by the judge and jury before a verdict of not guilty was reached, Biden initially stated, “Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works, and we have to abide by it,” acknowledging, “I didn’t watch the trial.”
But later, on the same day, Biden vented that he was “angry and concerned” as The Daily Wire reported:
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” Biden said in a statement. “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.”
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