Rep. Gaetz floats Rittenhouse as good candidate for congressional intern

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Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz suggested on Wednesday that 18-year-old alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse would be a good fit as a congressional intern, possibly in Gaetz’s office.

“He is not guilty, he deserves a not guilty verdict,” the Florida Republican told Newsmax on Wednesday night. “And I sure hope he gets it because you know what? Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern.”

Kyle Rittenhouse, center, enters the courtroom with his attorneys Mark Richards, left, and Corey Chirafisi for a meeting called by Judge Bruce Schroeder at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)
(Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News)

Gaetz added that his office “may reach out to” Rittenhouse to see if he would be “interested in helping the country in additional ways.”

Chuck Reed of Milwaukee, who is feels Kyle Rittenhouse should be found not guilts argues with anti Kyle Rittenhouse people at the Kenosha County Courthouse during the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Rittenhouse 00772

Thursday marked the third day of jury deliberations in Rittenhouse trial where the 18-year-old is facing homicide and attempted homicide charges for killing two people and wounding a third during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.

Rittenhouse’s lawyers have claimed that video from the scene proves that Rittenhouse acted in self defense and believed his life was in danger when he was attacked by several rioters, including one who was armed. 

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 17: Judge Bruce Schroeder speaks to the attorneys about how the jury will view evidence as they deliberate during Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 17, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Sean Krajacic – Pool/Getty Images)
(Sean Krajacic/Pool)

If convicted of the most serious charges against him, Rittenhouse faces life in prison.

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