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Donald Trump ally Marjorie Taylor Green tries to award Kyle Rittenhouse congressional gold medal
Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of ex-President Donald Trump, introduced a bill to award acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse with a congressional gold medal because he ‘protected the community’.
Greene brought the legislation forward on Wednesday, five days after a jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges against him for killing two men and injuring a third during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.
HR6070 states that it is intended to ‘award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020’.
If awarded, it would give Rittenhouse, 18, the same medal that police officers received for protecting the US Capitol during the deadly January 6 riot, as well as American troops killed in Kabul.
It is a long shot for Rittenhouse, as he has been lauded by many conservatives, but also angered progressives who consider his acquittal proof that the criminal justice systems favors white people.
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