Rittenhouse, who was recently acquitted for killing two people and wounding another in Wisconsin last summer, even has his own theme song.
The person of interest in the Christmas parade attack was released on a $1,000 bond two days earlier.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two Black Lives Matter protesters, told Tucker Carlson he supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty, my friends! You have a right to defend yourself,” a grinning Rep. Madison Cawthorn cheered on Instagram.
“If you needed yet another example of the two justice systems at work in America, look no further.”
Some GOP candidates aren't just defending Rittenhouse as a victim—they're celebrating him as a hero.
Neo-Nazis and other far-right groups are using the Rittenhouse trial for recruitment and will agitate for violence no matter the verdict, experts say.
“We may reach out to him and see if he'd be interested in helping the country in additional ways,” Gaetz said on Wednesday.
In its closing arguments, Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team blasted the dead victims, calling one a “bad man” and another a “rioter” who “lifted his middle finger to police.”