Kyle Rittenhouse meets with Home GOP members

Kyle Rittenhouse, {the teenager} acquitted of murder associated to the killing of two folks in Kenosha, Wis., throughout a 2020 protest there, met with a bunch of Home Republicans within the Second Modification Caucus on Thursday night. 

Rittenhouse joined the lawmakers at a gathering on the Conservative Partnership Institute workplace close to the Capitol, a standard gathering hub for conservative Republicans. Rittenhouse shared his story and held a question-and-answer session with members of the group.

Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) are the co-chairs of the Second Modification Caucus. These in attendance on the Thursday occasion included Reps. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) and Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), based on a supply.

“It was an honor to have Kyle be part of the Second Modification Caucus. He’s a strong instance of why we must not ever give an inch on our Second Modification rights, and his perseverance and love for our nation was an inspiration to the caucus,” Boebert informed The Hill in an announcement.

(Courtesy of Second Modification Caucus)

The assembly with Rittenhouse comes practically one yr to the day after a jury unanimously discovered him not responsible of all the costs that he confronted, together with intentional murder and endangering security. Rittenhouse’s legal professionals argued that he acted in self-defense.

Rittenhouse had proven up at an evening of unrest in Kenosha following the police capturing of Jacob Blake, armed with an AR-15-style rifle and saying that he meant to assist out as a medic. The night time turned violent, and Rittenhouse, after being chased, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum after which Anthony Huber, who struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard, in addition to injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, who was holding a pistol.

“I’m 19 and simply acquired to talk with leaders of the best nation on earth! This was an incredible night the place I acquired to share my story and talk about the significance of the Second Modification. Even whereas the novel left continues to sue me and disparage my title, I do know these nice leaders have my again,” Rittenhouse mentioned in an announcement.

Kyle Rittenhouse shakes fingers with Rep-elect Anna Paulina (R-Fla.). (Courtesy of Second Modification Caucus)

He was referring to a civil go well with introduced in opposition to him earlier this yr by the dad and mom of Huber.

Because the trial, Rittenhouse has turn out to be a Second Modification advocate. The month after his trial, elaborate pyrotechnics accompanied his entrance at a Turning Level USA convention.

Proper-wing lawmakers embraced Rittenhouse across the time of his trial. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Paul Gosar (Ariz.) all floated making him a Congressional intern.