Congressman Matt Gaetz revealed during an appearance on Newsmax that he is opening to offering Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen currently on trial for defending himself against antifa rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, an internship.
As The New York Post reports:
Gaetz told Newsmax on Wednesday he believes Rittenhouse — who faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious count against him — should walk free after fatally shooting two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin during protests last year.
“He is not guilty. He deserves a not guilty verdict and I sure hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern,” Gaetz said.
“We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways.”
The congressman has previously said publicly the 18-year-old was acting in self-defense when he shot dead two men and injured a third during protests in August last year.
Rittenhouse has continued to claim that he acted in self defense.