The mother of alleged Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse got a “standing ovation” at a GOP women’s group meeting in Wisconsin on Thursday night, an attendee of the event tweeted.
“Standing ovation from Waukesha County GOP women for my special guests (John Pierce) and Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle’s mom,” conservative blogger Michelle Malkin said in a Twitter post. “I was able to talk to Kyle by phone & THANK HIM for his courage!”
Kyle Rittenhouse is the 17-year-old white Illinois resident charged in the shooting deaths of two men at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha on Aug. 25.
His lawyers have claimed he acted in self-defense, styling him as an “American patriot” who was defending both liberty and property.
Videos from the night of the shooting show him armed with a semiautomatic rifle and hanging out with other self-proclaimed vigilantes and militia members on the outskirts of a protest over the Kenosha Police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man shot multiple times in the back by a white officer.
“I just killed somebody,” Rittenhouse said after the first shooting, according to cellphone video and prosecutors.
There is more at the link above. I just watched a guy saying he did not feel tRump supporters were racist. Really? Hugs