Kyle Rittenhouse, the eighteen-year-old who shot and killed 2 people at the Kenosha protests, has recently just received a standing ovation.
This comes as he attended a conservative group conference in Phoenix where panelists discussed the 2020 riots Rittenhouse was involved in.
Scroll on to find out why he received a standing ovation.
Now, people are still wrapped up in what has become the trial of the century…
The events that unfolded on the night of the Kenosha unrest shooting will surely stay in everyone’s mind for the foreseeable future.
Rittenhouse took the lives of thirty-six-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, and twenty-six-year-old Anthony Huber, who reportedly tackled Rittenhouse to the ground in an attempt to “wrestle his rifle away.”
He also wounded twenty-seven-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz by shooting at him and severing his bicep.
Rittenhouse’s case quickly gained a large online following from both right and left wing political circles during the duration of his trial.
With the far-right branding him a “hero,” while others condemn his actions, calling him a “vigilante.”
Throughout his trial, his attorney Mark Richards, claimed he was acting in self defense…
And that he shouldn’t be reprimanded for the actions he was forced to take to protect himself against the three victims.
Rittenhouse shared his testimony stating that he had gone to Kenosha to offer medical aid to protestors…
“Did you come into downtown Kenosha looking for trouble?” He was asked as reported by NBC Chicago, to which he responded: “No.”
Not long after going into detail about the shooting, Rittenhouse broke down crying, resulting in the trial being posponed briefly…
But, after a short break, the trial resumed and Rittenhouse continued with his testimony.
As the trial continued, Rittenhouse told prosecutors that he “didn’t intend to kill them.”
“I intended to stop the people who were attacking me,” the teen said, adding that: “I did what I had to do to stop the person who was attacking me. Two of them passed away, but I stopped the threat from attacking me.”
After the trial finally came to a close, the state of Wisconsin began preparing itself for backlash no matter the verdict.
Over 500 National Guard troops were deployed to the area in order to support law enforcement in Kenosha.
Governor Tony Evers stated that they will be on standby, should law enforcement officers need them.
In a statement, he said: “I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully.”
After an exhausting few weeks, a decision was finally made on November 19 as Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges.
Rittenhouse was acquitted on the charges following the juror’s consideration on 5 felony counts.
The verdict is hugely controversial with many opinions massively divided by it.
While some are delighted that Rittenhouse has been found not guilty, many others have condemned it.
Among those condemning the verdict is many famous faces, including Colin Kaepernick who took to Twitter as he emphasized the “need to abolish our current system.”
“We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist.
“This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed,” the former footballer and activist, who first knelt during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the US, tweeted.
Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office also gave a statement about the verdict, as per NPR. Claiming they were “dissapointed” but that it “must be respected.”
Adding: “We are grateful to the members of the jury for their diligent and thoughtful deliberations. We ask that members of our community continue to express their opinions and feelings about this verdict in a civil and peaceful manner.”
Shortly after the verdict, Rittenhouse broke his silence as he discussed the jury’s decision.
In a video shared by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse can be seen sitting inside a car as he says: “I believe they came to the correct verdict, and I’m glad everything went well. It’s been a rough journey, but we made it through it. We made it through the hard part.”
It has now been a month since Rittenhouse’s verdict was reached…
And it seems the trial has piqued his interest in becoming a lawyer himself.
Rittenhouse opened up about his desire to go into law on BlazeTV…
He said to hosts Elijah Schaffer and Sydney Watson: “I want to be a lawyer. I want to go to law school.”
He went on to explain that it was facing prosecutor, Thomas Binger, that has given him the drive to study…
Explaining that he wants to “go against corrupt piece of sh*t prosecutors like Thomas Binger and put them in their place and make sure they never practice law again.”
In response, the right-wing host, Watson, said: “I just love that.”
You can watch the clip below…
And apparently, a lot of other people love him, as well.
Because he’s now recieved a standing ovation at AmericaFest.
And people were not impressed at all.
Comparing Kyle shooting and fatally killing 2 people, and being freed, with Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, who has recently received 110 years for his brakes failing.
During his time at AmericaFest, Rittenhouse expressed how the trial, where he was facing charges for murdering 2 people, and injuring another, had matured him.
He also warned of “accountability” coming for media companies, too, eliciting a wild reaction from the crowd.
But despite the anger on social media…
It seems as though a lot of people are wanting to see Kyle Rittenhouse.
Take a look at his entrance into the conference yourself.
What do you think about Kyle Rittenhouse?