For defense attorneys Kyle RittenhouseRepublican lawmakers were attacked on Saturday trying to “profit” from his client’s acquittal in the shooting deaths of two men, calling it “disgusting,” Business Insider reported.
“There’s a lot of people trying to profit on this, and I don’t think people should,” attorney Mark Richards told Insider.
“They’re raising money on it, and you have all these Republican congressmen saying come work for me,” he added. “They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it’s disgusting.”
Richards was also known by the name Donald Trump Jr. “an idiot. I don’t have to expand on that because it speaks for itself,” he added.
Richards was responding to a since-deleted tweet from Trump Jr. Saturday announcing that a gun organization planned to award Rittenhouse an AR-15, and urged his followers to sign an accompanying a card “in support of Kyle.”
Richards revealed the following Friday CNNThat he tossed Tucker Carlson’s film crew “out of the room several times” while it was chronicling the Rittenhouse case. “I don’t think a film crew is appropriate for something like this,” he said.
As for Republican lawmakers he attacked, a number of them crowed about Rittenhouse’s acquittal Friday in the fatal shootings of unarmed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber — and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, who had a handgun.
After the Rittenhouse (armed with an AR-15-style AR-15 rifle) traveled from Illinois last year to Kenosha in Wisconsin where protests had broken out, these confrontations took place following the police shooting of local Back resident Jacob BlakeThis left him paralysed.
Both men along with Rep. Matt Gaetz(R-Fla.), stated that they would offer Rittenhouse an internship position in Congress. Gosar tweeted that he would “arm wrestle” Gaetz to “get dibs for Rittenhouse as an intern.”
PACS, right-wing politicians and Rittenhouse family members, as well as PACS and other organizations. used the hot-button issue to fundraiseOrganizations on the opposite side have done the same.