In the summer of 2020, Wisconsin police officers shot an African-American man named Jacob Blake. Protesters took to the streets of Kenosha. An Illinois teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse came to the protests armed with an M&P15 rifle. The 17 year-old proceeded to use that rifle shooting 3 people, killing 2 of them.The teenager soon became a celebrity in Conservative circles. Ann Coulter went as far as saying that he should be elected president.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, not surprisingly, is a big fan of the shooter. This weekend, she sent out a tweet calling for donations to Rittenhouse’s legal fund. Twitter flagged the tweet for glorifying violence.
The Georgia congresswoman wrote, “People donated money through Fightback Law (Lin Wood) to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense. Kyle fired Lin in Dec. People didn’t donate to Lin Wood, so why would he want $2M back? Only monsters hurt innocent people in their greatest time of need.”
Democrats seeded chaos and stoked violence in cities all over the country for a year.
Billions in damage, devastating communities, lawlessness & the media cheered it on.
A boy stepped forward when most grown men stayed home.
Remember Kyle Rittenhouse.https://t.co/RNH0Rcop6i
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) October 8, 2021
Greene continued, “Democrats seeded chaos and stoked violence in cities all over the country for a year. Billions in damage, devastating communities, lawlessness & the media cheered it on. A boy stepped forward when most grown men stayed home. Remember Kyle Rittenhouse.”
The post was flagged with Twitter writing, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”
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