The Biden administration was forced to admit that they were a bit quick to rush to justice in the case of Jussie Smollett’s supposed attack from 2019.
According to a report by Breitbart News, the White House admitted Friday that President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their staff were aware of “lessons learned” where they rushed to condemn the fake hate crime Jussie Smollett was guilty of perpetrating during the 2020 presidential campaigns.
“I think there are lessons learned perhaps for everybody who commented on the time,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Thursday’s guilty verdict.
At the time of the attack, every candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, were quick to condemn the attack that was supposedly perpetrated by two men wearing the iconic MAGA hats and shouting racial and homophobic slurs at Smollett.
The perpetrators also reportedly poured bleach on Smollett and told him that the area was “MAGA country” after recognizing the actor from his show, “Empire,” where he played a gay role.
In their condemnation Biden wrote, “We are with you, Jussie,” on social media and said that “homophobia and racism have no place on our streets,” while Harris described the faked attack as a “modern-day lynching” and cozied up to the actor, calling Smollett “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.”
Since having been found guilty of perpetrating the attack himself, Psaki has been forced to talk about the serious nature of fake hate crimes, and to point out how it prohibits some of the would-be support for real hate crimes that happen to real victims, regularly.
“I would say that we respect the jury’s decision. Lying to the police, particularly about something as heinous as a hate crime is shameful,” she said, going on to note that former President Donald Trump also called the attack “horrible.”