Once Donald Trump was elected president, the bar for lawmakers seemed to be lowered. In the last few years, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn were elected to the House of Representatives. That fact that not of them are qualified didn’t matter to voters who loved their culture war talking points.
Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen currently on trial for shooting 3 people, has become a celebrity to the right. And according to The View’s Ana Navarro, he could end up in congress one day if he ends up being acquitted.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said of Rittenhouse:
“He was too young to buy that AR-style rifle. And so he actually had a friend purchase it. He lied to the crowd. Told the crowd he was an EMT when in fact he wasn’t, he’s a part-time lifeguard. He actually testified that he is studying nursing at Arizona State University. He is not. He enrolled October 13th for an online program and that allows you to take classes before applying to the college. He also actually was too young to open carry in the state that he was open carrying and that’s why he’s charged with illegally open carrying.”
Navarro then jumped in, “If he’s free, he’ll end up in Congress probably.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of The View:
.@Sunny says the outcome of Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial will be "a bellwether of where we are in this country": “If he is convicted of this, he now becomes a right-wing martyr. If he is freed, it’s a message to others like him that prison won’t be in their future.” pic.twitter.com/FCVAqcG2tj
— The View (@TheView) November 11, 2021
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