President Biden called on Americans to protest "peacefully" and follow the law following the jury's verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, which he said left him "angry and concerned."
"I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law," Biden said in a statement ahead of expected protests. "Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy."
Biden also stated that the White House, along with federal authorities, has been in touch with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers's office to "prepare for any outcome in this case."