On his Aug. 27 show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended armed 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who has been charged for allegedly killing two people and wounding a third with a semi-automatic weapon in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25:
Those in charge, from the governor on down, refused to enforce the law. They’ve stood back and watched Kenosha burn. Are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?
Carlson’s website, The Daily Caller, interviewed Rittenhouse only hours before the murders occurred. Rittenhouse falsely claimed it was his “job” to be armed and “protect people.”
I interviewed the alleged shooter before the violence started.— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) August 26, 2020
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