While Republicans are hero-worshipping Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha shooter who was acquitted of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felony charges, President Joe Biden said, “Look, I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works, and we have to abide by it.”
What else can he say? Judge Bruce Schroeder granted a defense motion to toss out the weapons charge, so Rittenhouse couldn’t be held accountable for that, and frankly, the prosecutor didn’t do a good job. And the MAGA judge appeared to act as Rittenhouse’s defense attorney. But people are hurt. Rittenhouse shot three anti-racist protesters, killing two. Rittenhouse, 17 at the time, had no business going to a Black Lives Matter protest with an AK-15 amid racial tensions.
Rep. Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist, tweeted saying that she’s hurt, angry, and heartbroken. Controversial Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called Bush a “disgusting racist” because the Missouri Democrat called out white supremacy. Rittenhouse, by the way, was seen in photos when he was on bail with the Proud Boys throwing a white power sign. And Greene claims that the alleged Jan. 6 rioters are being “mistreated” because they are “white Trump supporters.”
You’re a disgusting racist.
All you do is cry racism even when the trial had 1 defendant & 3 others that were ALL white.
If you want to see racial injustice, go with me to visit the pre-trial J6 defendants, whom are being mistreated bc they’re white Trump supporters.
Let’s go? https://t.co/mhNcW4cPli
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 19, 2021
Twitter users pounced.
How can you tweet this without a shred of self-awareness?
— Mazi Chidi (@ChidiNwatu) November 19, 2021
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Really madge pic.twitter.com/2RPOIXeSAh
— Athena Cornell (@AthenaCornell) November 19, 2021
Prison isn’t supposed to be a four star hotel.
It’s meant to deter your friends from breaking the law in the future.
I can’t believe I have to tell this to a sitting congresswoman.
— T. witter’s ucking me again. (@Blacksmitheart) November 19, 2021
Republican congresswoman agreed Sandy Hook shooting was stagedhttps://t.co/GTAvPkwZK7
— Mich Soca (@Michelle_IC) November 19, 2021
Marj – think really hard. What do you think would have happened to a Black 17 y/o carrying an AR-15 during the Kenosha protests/riot? At a minimum, I’m thinking the police would have stopped him, detained him, and probably arrested him.
— Schnauzer Mom (@Rebecca28049528) November 19, 2021
— Nameless Individual (@mvocc) November 19, 2021
If Rittenhouse were Black, he wouldn’t have been able to walk right past the police after shooting three people.
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