Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of killing two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a violent protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer in 2020, met with House Republicans in the Second Amendment Caucus on Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Rittenhouse was acquitted last year of killing two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a violent protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by the
According to The Hill, the senators met up with Rittenhouse, 19, at the office of the Conservative Partnership Institute, which is located close to the Capitol. The members of the group participated in a question-and-answer session with Rittenhouse after he finished sharing his tale with them.
The co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus, Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado, told The Hill that "It was an honour to have Kyle join the Second Amendment Caucus," "He is a powerful example of why we must never give an inch on our Second Amendment rights, and his perseverance and love for our country was an inspiration to the caucus."
Boebert, whose race in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District has not yet been called and could go to a recount, co-chairs the caucus with Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky. Boebert's race in Colorado has not yet been called and could go to a recount; she holds a razor-thin lead over Democrat Adam Frisch with 99% of the votes counted. According to The Hill, other attendees included representatives from the states of Georgia's Andrew Clyde and Florida's Byron Donalds.
The encounter took place two days before the one-year anniversary of the jury finding Rittenhouse not guilty in the trial he was facing in connection with the shooting deaths of two men and the injury of another man. Rittenhouse asserted that he was acting in self-defense when he shot the victim.
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