WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) released a statement following the jury reaching its verdict in the Wisconsin vs. Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
“Today’s jury decision comes at the close of a thorough legal process, and after the jury had the opportunity to review all the facts of the case.
As I stated last year, I encourage our community to be calm and express their views lawfully and peacefully. We have seen the horrors of destruction in Kenosha, and it is my top priority to promote public safety by working with our local officials, law enforcement officers, and our entire community. As we move forward, we must support each other, and stand against any violence or destruction
This trial made clear that when authorities fail to utilize appropriate resources to protect public safety, violence and destruction often follows. The destruction in Kenosha did not need to occur. The events covered in the trial were avoidable if proper steps were taken last summer to reestablish public safety.”