Deplorable: Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi defends Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse, calling the domestic terrorist charged with murder after killing two BLM protesters and wounding another “a little boy out there trying to protect his community.”
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has defended 17-year-old Illinois double murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse as a “little boy” who was merely “trying to protect his community” during the shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin last month.
Bondi appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show to discuss new video footage released by Rittenhouse’s attorney which paints the suspect in a favorable light and suggests his actions were justified in the “war zone” which had broken out in Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
USA Today reports:
Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general and a prominent surrogate for President Donald Trump’s campaign, on Tuesday defended Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin – as “a little boy out there trying to protect his community.”
Rittenhouse, the domestic terrorist charged with murder after killing two BLM protesters and wounding another, was the topic of conversation on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show last night. Commenting on the story, Bondi defended the killer, claiming “this kid was trying to help people” and calling Rittenhouse “ a little boy out there trying to protect his community.”
There were bullets flying everywhere. Other people were firing, This kid was trying to help people. Were there people killed? Absolutely.
You’ve got a little boy out there trying to protect his community. Should he have been out there with a gun? No. But should he have been charged with murder? We just don’t know yet.
For the second time tonight Fox News is unabashedly defending Kyle Rittenhouse with Pam Bondi calling him “a little boy out there trying to protect his community” pic.twitter.com/PzDKJVSDec
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 23, 2020
As one might imagine, Bondi’s perverse praise for a domestic terrorist was met with scorn and derision on social media:
Just so we’re all clear, Kyle Rittenhouse, white male age 17, who murdered 2 people, is a child, and Tamir Rice, a Black male age 12, who murdered zero people, was a man.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 23, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 yo when he crossed state lines with an AR-15.
He didn’t go there to protect anyone or anything.
He went there to feel included in something.
You know, like in a cult.
He went to hurt people.
He’s not a little boy. He’s not going to be tried as one. https://t.co/ZwJLZj3NEN
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 23, 2020
The Republican Party has become the party of encouraging teenagers like Kyle Rittenhouse to kill innocent Americans.
If you really want Law & Order we must get rid of the criminals in the White House and Senate.
Who’s with me?
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 23, 2020
Tamir Rice was a 12 yr old little boy murdered by cops.
Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17 yr old young man who drove across state lines with an AR-15 to murder two people.
Pam Bondi is a 54 yr old hack lawyer who took a $25K bribe from trump. https://t.co/z3teMq5MCA
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 23, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse is a terrorist. Fox is promoting terrorism. It’s not the first time. It won’t be the last. It may get worse. The Reagan-era shenanigans that enabled Murdoch to buy Fox, got rid of fairness doctrine, were among the most damaging developments in modern US history. https://t.co/yAaPgoqrb5
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) September 23, 2020
Bottom line: Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi defends the Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse, calling the domestic terrorist “a little boy out there trying to protect his community.”