Republican lawmakers quickly rejoiced in the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on Nov. 19 while Democrats condemned the jury’s decision. “I believe justice has been served in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in a statement. “Justice! Rittenhouse Not Guilty on all counts,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) added. Rittenhouse faced five counts, including first-degree reckless homicide. He could have been sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge. Jurors were convinced by the defense’s argument that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he shot three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25, 2020. Video footage showed two of the men attacking Rittenhouse and the third moving towards him. That man “lunged” at Rittenhouse, a witness said. Prosecutors had alleged Rittenhouse was at fault for defending himself against the men, claiming at one point he should have fought them with his fists. Democrats argued …


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