On Thursday, Kyle Rittenhouse, the young gunman who killed two unarmed racial justice demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, two years ago, met with representatives of the GOP Second Amendment House caucus.
Rittenhouse, who was exonerated of homicide charges for killings his attorneys claimed were committed in self-defense last year, met with supporters of the Second Amendment at a meeting held at the Conservative Partnership Institute office close to the Capitol.
Rittenhouse conducted a question-and-answer session and reiterated his self-serving defense, according to The Hill. Since the murders, he has been acclaimed as a right-wing superstar.
Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and Thomas Massie serve as the caucus’ chairs (R-Ky.). Rittenhouse sat for a picture alongside them both as well as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
In front of the Capitol, he also posed for an outrageous Twitter selfie with the caption “T- 5 years until I can call this place my office?” Given Twitter’s meltdown, it was unclear whether it was an actual message, though his profile did have a “verified” blue check.
“T- 5 years until I can call this place my office?” it is unclear whether it was an actual message, though the profile did have a “verified” blue check.
Rittenhouse was charged after the police shooting of Jacob Blake resulted in the deaths of two unarmed demonstrators. Joseph Rosenbaum, who had pursued him for an unknown purpose, and Anthony Huber, who attempted to knock Rittenhouse’s gun out of his hands with his skateboard, were both fatally shot by the shooter, who was 17 at the time, using an assault-style rifle bought by a friend.
Gaige Grosskreutz, who was carrying a gun the night of the protests, was also hurt by Rittenhouse.