Kyle Rittenhouse: A Continuing Obsession for Some

( – Kyle Rittenhouse, 21, is being criticized by many over his support for political candidates who are pro-second Amendment.

Rittenhouse has been at the center of controversy since he attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with a semi-automatic AR-15-style rifle in August 2020, when he was 17 years old. During the protest, he killed two people, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, in self-defense. In November 2021, Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges related to the shootings at the protest, which included two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide, and two counts of reckless endangerment.

Now, Rittenhouse is being criticized for his support of a Republican Party candidate running for election to the Texas House of Representatives to represent District 64, Andy Hopper. In a post on Twitter, Rittenhouse urged voters to cast their vote for Hopper, calling it “crucial” to support him because he is a “fearless and relentless defender of our liberties.”

Social media users criticized Rittenhouse’s support for Hopper, who has a section on his website called “Gun Rights,” where he lists the four gun rights ideas he believes in.

Many users responded to Rittenhouse’s post by calling him a murderer who has “an opinion about guns.”

Another user said Rittenhouse has a “track record of terrible decision-making.”

Some users responded by telling Rittenhouse to find a job, because in November, his criminal defense attorney said since he was acquitted, Rittenhouse had lost all of his money.

Rittenhouse was also criticized for another post on Twitter about the shooting that happened after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally. In the post, Rittenhouse compared his experience with his name being released immediately following the Wisconsin shooting to the Kansas City shooting, where the names of the two adults and two juveniles charged with the Feb. 14 shooting have not been released.

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