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Politics Former Florida attorney general calls Kyle Rittenhouse 'a little boy out there trying to protect his community'

00:45  28 september  2020
00:45  28 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Ex- Florida AG says Kyle Rittenhouse , the teenager accused of fatally shooting protesters in Kenosha last month, is just ' a little boy .' He is trying to mitigate the chaos out there ,” added Bondi, a former special adviser to President “You’ve got a little boy out there trying to protect his community .”

Deplorable: Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi defends Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse , calling the domestic terrorist charged with murder Commenting on the story, Bondi defended the killer, claiming “this kid was trying to help people” and calling Rittenhouse “ a little boy out there

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting protesters last month in Kenosha, Wis., describing him as "a little boy out there trying to protect his community."

a close up of Pam Bondi: Former Florida attorney general calls Kyle Rittenhouse 'a little boy out there trying to protect his community' © Getty Former Florida attorney general calls Kyle Rittenhouse 'a little boy out there trying to protect his community'

Rittenhouse, 17, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and first-degree reckless homicide after he allegedly shot and killed two people during a protest in Kenosha. At the time, the city had seen consecutive nights of demonstrations sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man whose family said he was left partially paralyzed after he was shot several times at point blank range in the back.

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  The militia menace “What are these militias, and where did they come from?” Many Americans wonder.Rittenhouse's lawyer describes him as "a minuteman protecting his community when the government would not." Apparently, the attorney does not realize that his defendant lives in Antioch, Ill., and is a 17-year - he cannot legally own a firearm in either state. Furthermore, Wisconsin law prohibits individuals without training or authority performing an official function, such as policing.

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 "You have got a 17-year-old out there trying to protect his state ," Bondi said, despite the fact the teenager traveled from his hometown in

Meanwhile, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi defended Rittenhouse as a “ little boy ” who was merely “ trying to protect his community ,” according to Newsweek. “You have got a 17-year-old out there trying to protect his state ,” Bondi told Sean Hannity on Fox News, despite the fact the

Since Rittenhouse's arrest, a number of conservative figures and lawmakers have sought to defend the teenager, saying footage from that night shows he was acting in self-defense and that his actions were "justified."

The comments by Bondi on Tuesday came shortly after she was pressed on Sean Hannity's Fox News program about portions of a video that the network aired earlier on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that included edited footage appearing to portray Rittenhouse's actions in a more positive light, according to Mediate, which has footage of the former attorney general's appearance on the network.

"I have watched this case closely. I have talked to different people involved, telling me from the beginning 'We don't know the whole story.' What does this videotape tell you?" Hannity asked Bondi.

Pam Bondi Says Kyle Rittenhouse Crossed State Lines 'to Protect His Community'

  Pam Bondi Says Kyle Rittenhouse Crossed State Lines 'to Protect His Community' The former AG claims the teenager was "trying to protect his state" during protests in Kenosha despite living in Illinois.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.

Former Florida District Attorney Pam Bondi spoke on Fox News on Tuesday, where she described 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse as ' a little boy .' 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

In a segment on Sean Hannity’s show, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi launched an impassioned defense of the teen who crossed state lines armed with an assault rifle, calling him a “ little boy out there trying to protect his community ” ( Rittenhouse is from Illinois, not Kenosha).

"People have to understand out there, that was a war zone. You have got a 17-year-old out there trying to protect his state," Bondi said.

Rittenhouse was arrested in his home state of Illinois the day after he allegedly shot three people - two fatally and one who was wounded - in Kenosha.

"He is helping people who have been injured. He has paramedic training from being a lifeguard. He is taking graffiti off walls. He is trying to mitigate the chaos out there," added Bondi, a former special adviser to President Trump and a surrogate for his reelection campaign.

"There were bullets flying everywhere. Other people were firing, This kid was trying to help people. Were there people killed? Absolutely," she continued. "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," said Bondi, who helped represent Trump during his impeachment trial in the Senate earlier this year.

Bondi's comments were met with immediate backlash from many Twitter users, including some who said her comments amounted to a double standard in light of the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Black 17-year-old boy from Florida who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012. Critics argued that Bondi is painting a sympathetic picture of Rittenhouse, something she did not do for Martin.

In her time as Florida attorney general, a position she held from 2011 until last year, Bondi appointed a state attorney to the case and pushed for justice to be brought to Martin's family in addition to due process for Zimmerman, who was later acquitted in Martin's death.

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