Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) was gleeful about Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal in two capturing deaths on Friday and posted a video on the topic that embrace him urging his supporters to “be armed, be dangerous.”
Cawthorn stated those self same folks must also “be moral,” earlier than changing into one among many right-wing Republicans to supply the 18-year-old Rittenhouse an internship.
“Kyle, if you want an internship, reach out to me,” learn the caption on Cawthorn’s video.
On Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) stated that Rittenhouse, for some motive, would make a “pretty good congressional intern,” and that his workplace could reach out to the teenager to gauge his curiosity.
Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted he would “arm wrestle” Gaetz to “get dibs for Kyle as an intern.” Gosar additionally requested his followers on Twitter if Rittenhouse ought to get a congressional medal of honor. The teen shot three folks, two fatally, at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that erupted following the police capturing of Jacob Blake, a Black man.
As for Cawthorn, it’s hardly the primary time he has known as for violent confrontation.
At a GOP occasion in August, he warned of “bloodshed” if elections “continue to be rigged.” They will not be rigged to start with.
Last month, he accused American society of aiming to “de-masculate” younger males and requested moms: “If you are raising a young man, please raise them to be a monster.”
Critics have been horrified by Cawthorn’s newest encouragement violence.