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Does the truth matter anymore? To those congressional Democrats and mainstream media propagandists who’ve rushed to smear Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old responsible for the alleged killing of two left-wing extremists, the answer is clearly no.
Case in point: Despite there being no evidence to substantiate this outlandish claim, Rep. Ayanna Pressley told her nearly one million Twitter followers on Wednesday that Rittenhouse is a “domestic terrorist” and “white supremacist.”
A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR 15.
He shot and killed 2 people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of Black lives.
Fix your damn headlines.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 27, 2020
But according to accounts from Richie McGinniss, a Daily Caller reporter who witnessed the shooting himself, the left-wing narrative surrounding Rittenhouse — that he’s a white supremacist terrorist who’d been out to stir trouble — is patently false.
Speaking late Wednesday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” McGinniss described how Rittenhouse, 17, told him he had shown up in Kenosha on Tuesday “to maintain peace in the absence of police” and protect business owners from seeing their livelihoods destroyed.
Likewise, business owners like the man seen below were attacked and nearly killed for the apparent crime of trying to protect their investments:
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) August 25, 2020
“I initially encountered the alleged shooter at a business that had been burned the night previously, and we actually saw some of those people who worked at the business and some of the owners of the business trying to put the fires out themselves,” McGinniss said.
“And the next night I encountered the alleged shooter at that business, and I actually asked him a few questions on camera. … So the 17-year-old who I interviewed, he actually mentioned that he was there to maintain peace in the absence of police.”
Watch that interview below:
I interviewed the alleged shooter before the violence started.
Full video coming soon: pic.twitter.com/G3dVOJozN7
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) August 26, 2020
But it seems peace was impossible to maintain because of the left-wing extremists, who were caught on camera looting stores, burning businesses to the ground, shutting down the streets, and even pointing weapons at the authorities.
It didn’t help that local police were seemingly nowhere to be found.
“We’ve been asking people all around town, you know, business owners who’ve had their places looted, you know, where were the police? And they said, you know, it took two hours, it took an hour, it took the fire department three hours. So definitely they’re there, but they’re obviously not responding in any quick fashion,” McGinniss explained.
The first fatal shooting by Rittenhouse happened after the extremists reportedly chased him into a car dealership’s parking lot and then threw a Molotov cocktail at him.
A Molotov cocktail appears to have been thrown at the shooter in Kenosha before he fired at the first victim. pic.twitter.com/DPVgjepDsb
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 26, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 26, 2020
According to McGinniss, the extremists had begun chasing Rittenhouse after they spotted him wielding an AR-15.
“I saw the same individual in the street drawing a lot of attention due to the fact that he had what I thought was an AR-15 strung over over his shoulder. And so a lot of people were shouting at him, at which point I basically, you know, saw him start to run and heard the shot,” he said.
Additional reports suggest that the extremists around the car dealership had been vandalizing cars and planning on burning down the dealership prior to the shooting.
It appears an armed citizen was defending the car dealership and opened fire on the rioter who was attempting to vandalize or burn the dealership down
Before this shooting took place, the rioters were planning to burn down their “next car dealership”
— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) August 26, 2020
It’s unclear why Rittenhouse was being chased or why he was in the area of this car dealership about four blocks away from the one he claimed to be protecting. We do know vehicles in this lot were damaged minutes before the first shooting. pic.twitter.com/7mbLQ3K21B
— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) August 27, 2020
McGinniss was standing right next to the now-deceased “victim” when the shooting occurred. The video below reportedly shows him rushing to the “victim” immediately after the shooting and using his shirt as a bandage:
GRAPHIC VIDEO: A Daily Caller Reporter Richie McGinniss takes the shirt off his body to help save a man’s life when he was shot in the head. pic.twitter.com/GHLiJ7twSt
— American Action News (@AmActionNews) August 26, 2020
While members of the increasingly propaganda-like mainstream establishment media love to love themselves, they have shown no love for McGinniss’s act of heroism, choosing instead to ignore it. Typical.
After the first shooting, Rittenhouse tried to flee but was reportedly chased and eventually collapsed to the ground after apparently tripping.
Right before the extremists reached him, he then opened fire again.
Watch (*Graphic content):
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 26, 2020
EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: @Julio_Rosas11 recorded up-close footage of one of the men who tried to attack a man who was on the ground but armed with a semi-auto rifle. Half of his upper arm was blown off. #KenoshaRiots pic.twitter.com/81bFbBl7Dw
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 26, 2020
While all the evidence strongly points to Rittenhouse having acted in self-defense while trying to protect the innocent business owners in Kenosha who’ve been relentlessly attacked and terrorized by local left-wing extremists, this evidence hasn’t stopped members of the left, including elected Democrats, from labeling Rittenhouse the veritable harbinger of all evil on Earth.
When Trump glorifies one, we inevitably get the other.
If you don’t see how uplifting the McCloskeys emboldens people like Kyle Rittenhouse then you’re not paying attention. pic.twitter.com/lwpPRPYjAo
— Sen. Mike Gianaris (@SenGianaris) August 26, 2020
This is Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, an Illinois resident who was just charged with first-degree murder of two people last night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This teen, whose social media history is full of misogyny and white supremacy, had easy access to an AR-15.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 26, 2020
This is Kyle Rittenhouse.
He’s not from Wisconsin, he’s from Illinois.
He went to Kenosha with a rifle to kill people.
— 👔Dan Whitfield For US Senate 2020 | Arkansas (@DanWhitCongress) August 26, 2020
Kyle Howard Rittenhouse, the suspected Kenosha shooter, was in the front row of a Trump rally in Des Moines. Do you want to tell me that Trump’s hate-filled, divisive rhetoric isn’t driving much of the violence in our cities?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2020
White Supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse Shot and Killed Two Protesters in Kenosha With an AR-15; Watch The Cops Help Aid in His Escape as He as Allowed to Walk Right Past Them With Gun in Hand After Saying He Just Killed People (Tweets-Vids) https://t.co/HBC5WEOO7w pic.twitter.com/bCfF4nZvax
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) August 26, 2020
As the discussion on FNC concluded, host Tucker Carlson added this remark: “Hard to believe this is America; we can’t put up with this!”
A growing number of Americans agree (*Language warning):
Hourly reminder that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and any of you hypocrites in his position would have done exactly the same.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 27, 2020
Is there a legal defense fund up for Kyle Rittenhouse yet? Link please if so?
— Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) August 26, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong
— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) August 26, 2020
This obscene persecution of Kyle Rittenhouse is why you never skip a DA election and always elect the hardest core law and order candidate.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) August 26, 2020
Not only was Kyle Rittenhouse justified, he’s a hero who stood up against violent commie rioters and won. He’s more a man than most of the Kenosha population and he’s a fucking 17 year old.
— Styxhexenhammer666 (@Styx666Official) August 26, 2020
I think there will be a line of great attorneys willing to defend the Kenosha shooter pro bono.
I’ll donate to his defense if that’s needed.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 26, 2020
The prosecution against Kyle Rittenhouse is undoubtedly unjust. It is clear he acted in self-defense after being aggressively chased by violent anarchists, one carrying a pistol.
They attacked him, and he unfortunately had to fire his weapon. He is now being charged with murder. pic.twitter.com/yCkUwRDsLv
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) August 26, 2020
WOW: ALL 3 violent attackers of Kyle Rittenhouse (self-defense shooter) were convicted felons.
-1 pedophile sex offender
-1 convicted felon (burglary)
-1 domestic abuse/strangulation/dangerous weapon
All 3 chased Kyle, violently assaulted him and were shot in self-defense. pic.twitter.com/X8FUzY6n7q
— Mike Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) August 27, 2020