Conservatives praised the jury’s not guilty verdict Friday in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who shot and wounded two people during protests against police brutality in Wisconsin.
The trial divided the nation along partisan lines, with many Republicans and Conservatives saying Rittenhouse was justified in shooting people who threatened him.
Several liberals and Democrats have expressed shock that Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time of the shooting, could be found not guilty after traveling to Kenosha armed with a rifle to, according to his defense, protect community businesses.
“I believe that justice was served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. I hope that everyone can accept the verdict, remain in peace and let the Kenosha community recover and rebuild, ”said the Senator. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson Hillicon Valley – Immigrants in surveillance YouTube temporarily suspends Ron Johnson’s channel for misinformation about COVID-19 Republican Party sees inflation as a winning issue MORE (R-Wis.) He tweeted.
I believe that justice has been served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. I hope everyone can accept the verdict, remain in peace, and let the Kenosha community heal and rebuild.
– Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) November 19, 2021
“Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty, my friends. You have the right to defend yourself. Be armed, be dangerous and be moral, “said Rep. Madison Cawthorn (RN.C.) in a story posted on Instagram with a caption that read” Kyle: If you want an internship, contact me. “
Madison Cawthorn offers Kyle Rittenhouse “an internship,” says he’s not guilty, and tells his followers to “be armed and dangerous, too.” pic.twitter.com/m3EHnp5EOD
– PatriotTakes (@patriottakes) November 19, 2021
The former governor of New Jersey. Chris ChristieMSNBC’s Chris Christie Nicolle Wallace & Chris Christie Fight Over Fox News Christie: Trump’s Rhetoric About Stolen Elections Led To Jan 6 Attack Christie Says Unable To Contact Trump Jan 6 MORE (R) also praised the verdict, saying prosecutors went too far in trying to convict him.
Justice was served in Rittenhouse’s verdict. Renew our faith in the jury system. When prosecutors go overboard like they did in this case, juries are there to ensure justice for the defendant. It is not a perfect system, but it is still the best in the world.
– Governor Christie (@GovChristie) November 19, 2021
Rittenhouse was acquitted of five charges, including intentional murder, in connection with shooting the three men in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse, who lived in Illinois, had traveled to Wisconsin amid protests against police brutality following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man.
The jury’s verdict was a disappointment to many Democrats and criminal justice advocates, saying it was “another example of the difficult road to justice in America,” according to Wisconsin Senate candidate Mandela Barnes.
“The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is what we should expect from our judicial system, but that standard does not always apply equally. We have seen so many young blacks and brunettes murdered, only to be tried posthumously, while innocence The judge virtually demanded Kyle Rittenhouse, “Barnes said in a statement.