Mayes said despite there being no proof of a link between the verdict and the attack. He came to the scene of the parade attack on Monday and greeted his audience on Facebook in a livestream video.
"I don't know. Now we'll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened," Mayes stated. "But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade."
"I said I wasn't going to speak on any rumors. Y'all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up. And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don't know," he went on.
The suspect's intent has not been verified, and Mayes announced he couldn't make specific claims.
Police arrested Darrell Brooks Jr. early Monday in connection with the parade attack. Brooks has a criminal history that involves many felony cases and misdemeanors.
Brooks has discussed political matters, including Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted for murdering George Floyd. He posted a picture of Chauvin to social media with a middle finger, and the message, "ALWAYZ REMEMBER THIS B**** A** M* FACE!!"
"I'm not a racist person. I support the BLM movement," Rittenhouse stated throughout an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a portion of which is supposed to air on Carlson's program on Monday evening.
"I support peacefully demonstrating," the teen told Carlson, according to a transcript of the interview. "I believe there needs to be change. I believe there's a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It's just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone."
Many demonstrations have broken out in cities nationwide after the verdict.
"The verdict speaks to the dramatic differences in perspective people have, based on racial background, about justice in our country," civil rights attorney Shavar Jeffries told The Hill on Friday. "For many people of color, the idea that they could show up with an assault rifle at the site of a rally, kill people, and find themselves exonerated is something beyond comprehension."