Rittenhouse Lawyer Slams GOP Reps, Donald Trump Jr Over Offers of Jobs, Free Gun

Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney accused prominent Republicans of trying to profit off his client, calling it “disgusting.”

Rittenhouse, 18, was charged with homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangering for killing two men and injuring a third with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle during a night of protests in August last year over the shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake, by a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Rittenhouse traveled from his home in nearby Antioch, Illinois, to join other armed civilians on the streets, carrying a weapon that authorities said was illegally bought for him because he was underage.

A jury on Friday acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges after Rittenhouse and his lawyers successfully argued that he had acted in self-defense during a confrontation.

Rep. Paul Gosar later tweeted that he would “arm wrestle” Gaetz to “get dibs for Kyle as an intern.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Madison Cawthorn went live on Instagram to praise the verdict. “KYLE: IF YOU WANT AN INTERNSHIP, REACH OUT TO ME,” a caption posted on the video said.

Richards accused the Republicans of attempting to “trade on [Rittenhouse’s] celebrity.”

“They’re raising money on it and you have all these Republican congressmen saying come work for me,” he said. “They want to trade on his celebrity and I think it’s disgusting.”