Rep. Madison Cawthorn(R-N.C. was delighted about Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal in two shooting deaths on Friday and posted a video on the subject that include him urging his supporters to “be armed, be dangerous.”
Cawthorn said those same people should also “be moral,” before becoming one of many right-wing RepublicansRittenhouse, 18, will be offered an internship.
“Kyle, if you want an internship, reach out to me,” read the caption on Cawthorn’s video.
Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted he would “arm wrestle” Gaetz to “get dibs for Kyle as an intern.” Gosar also asked his followers on Twitter if Rittenhouse should getA congressional medal of honour. At protests held in Kenosha (Wisconsin), following Jacob Blake’s police shooting, the teenager shot three people. Two of these were fatally.
As for Cawthorn, it’s hardly the first time he has called for violent confrontation.
At GOP event in August, he warned of “bloodshed” if elections “continue to be rigged.” They are not rigged to begin with.
Last month, he accused American society of aiming to “de-masculate” young men and asked mothers: “If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster.”
Critics were horrified by Cawthorn’s latest encouragement violence.