Jussie Smollett, a famous actor and singer, has been determined as guilty of putting together a fake racial attack on himself and lying to police just to make headlines.
Various top-level Democrats, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, sympathized with Smollett back when he staged the drama.
Democrat leadership promoted Jussie Smollett’s hoax claims
Being guilty of the five counts of disorderly conduct, Smollett can face up to three years of imprisonment. However, due to his previous clean record, he can be released on probation.
In 2019, Joe Biden, who was mulling for the presidency, noted no one should give space to hate speech in the United States.
Biden alleged that the behavior of the radical elements against Jussie Smollett must not be appreciated.
Similarly, Biden opined that racism and homicide had no place in America, so Americans will continue standing by Jussie.
Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, both of whom were senators back then, called the event “modern-day lynching.”
Booker even encouraged lawmakers to pass an anti-lynching bill from the US Senate, noting the senators who never thought about it should start worrying now.
What action will Twitter take to sanction those responsible for perpetuating the #JussieSmollett hoax, which includes everyone from POTUS, VP, and every corporate media outlet.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 10, 2021
Al Sharpton, an American civil rights activist, pushed for authorities to give the maximum punishment to the attackers.
Pete Buttigieg, who is now the Transportation Secretary for Joe Biden, also asked for legislative measures to tackle hate crimes.
Tom Perez, the former DNC chair, called it a vicious hate crime; he sympathized with Jussie’s family, while praying for his mental recovery.
Eric Swalwell, a congressman from California, said these events are the consequences of hate speech being prevalent in society, which needs to be stopped to reduce vile and tragic incidents.
Many other Democrats, including far-left AOC and Bernie Sanders, joined the wave to criticize proponents of hate in American society.
Liberal media downplayed Jussie Smollett’s verdict
As Smollett was found guilty on five counts and acquitted on one, Fox News tried to reach those who sympathized with him in the wake of the verdict. However, no one responded or issued an apology.
Dan Webb, the special prosecutor, condemned the whole episode, noting Smollett tried to create havoc in the city using hoax claims in front of the jury.
In January 2019, Smollett, the actor of the famous TV show “Empire,” reported that two masked men attacked him while he was going back to his home in Chicago at night.
According to Smollett, the masked men chanted pro-Trump slogans while attacking him.
BREAKING: Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was convicted on charges that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself nearly three years ago and then lied to Chicago police about it. https://t.co/SV5vBq1pGq
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 9, 2021
However, after due investigations, checking the mobile phone records of Smollett and his attackers, along with the CCTV images, investigators found out he staged the whole episode himself.
Despite the court verdict, the liberal media downplayed the whole episode, with controversial headlines.
Even though Smollett was found guilty on five out of six charges, CNN reported he was convicted on “some” counts.
Smollett’s attorney has vowed to challenge the verdict.