The murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot and killed two people and injured another during protests last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has increasingly become a political flashpoint, with some conservatives portraying him as a hero. While the other left demanded that he go to jail, and on Wednesday expressed doubts over his emotional testimony.
During Rittenhouse’s testimony on Wednesday, he briefly broke down at the witness stand, leading to an uproar online from both sides.
In response, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (DN.Y.) tweeted Wednesday, “Shut down Kyle Rittenhouse and throw away the key.”
Rep. Major Taylor Green (R-Ga.) defended Rittenhouse and said In a tweet on Thursday, “Rittenhouse is more of a man than pundits and blue checkmarks who claim to be attacking him/her”.
Green also accused the Left of “defending a monster that sexually abuses children” – adding that by wanting to punish Rittenhouse they were also supporting one of the shooting’s victims, Joseph Rosenbaum, who Was Sentenced Jail for sexually abusing five children
Lakers basketball star LeBron James questioned Rittenhouse’s tears in a tweet, claiming that “I didn’t see one” and saying, “Man shut it up!”