After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted all of charges, Representative Paul Gosar challenged fellow Representative Matt Gaetz to an arm wrestle to see who would get him as their congressional intern.
Before the verdict had been read, Representative Matt Gaetz, a staunch defender of the America First agenda, told Newsmax that Rittenhouse deserved a not guilty verdict. “I sure hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern,” Gaetz said, adding that his team “may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways.”
After it was confirmed that Rittenhouse was not guilty, Representative Paul Gosar, a fellow America First congressman, joined Gaetz in throwing his hat in the ring to get Kyle as an intern. “Justice was served for Kyle Rittenhouse and he is fully exonerated. As I said last year, obviously self-defense,” Gosar tweeted, before challenging Gaetz to an arm wrestle “to get dibs for Kyle as an intern.”
Justice was served for #KyleRittenhouse and he is fully exonerated. As I said last year, obviously self-defense.
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 19, 2021
Other members of Congress have not been so happy with the verdict. Far-left Representatives Cori Bush and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were both very upset with Rittenhouse’s acquittal, with Bush describing the decision as simply being “white supremacy in action,” adding that she was “heartbroken.”
Meanwhile AOC claimed that it was the judicial system “functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for,” reiterating the often repeated claim that the United States and its institutions are inherently racist.
The judge. The jury. The defendant.
It’s white supremacy in action.
This system isn’t built to hold white supremacists accountable. It’s why Black and brown folks are brutalized and put in cages while white supremacist murderers walk free.
I’m hurt. I’m angry. I’m heartbroken.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 19, 2021
What we are witnessing is a system functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for.
My heart still breaks for the communities and families whose grief now compounds, and the countless others who will be denied and deprived in similar scenes across the country.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2021
On Friday, after a trial that took almost three weeks, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts, including homicide charges. He had previously been charged with firearms charges, but these were struck by Judge Schroeder. The teen physically collapsed in tears as the not guilty verdicts were read, regaining his composure as he hugged his defense attorney.
Prior to the jury’s deliberations, Judge Bruce Schroeder removed two counts from the jury’s consideration, including allegations that Kyle Rittenhouse violated a local curfew and that Kyle Rittenhouse illegally transported a weapon across state lines. Judge Schroeder determined either that Rittenhouse did not violate the law in these instances, or that the prosecution did not do enough to provide evidence of wrongdoing.
BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse collapses crying as he is ACQUITTED of all charges. pic.twitter.com/X1LLehwAhX
— National File (@NationalFile) November 19, 2021
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