Kyle Rittenhouse claims he supports Black Lives Matter in Tucker Carlson interview

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on all fees associated to fatally taking pictures two folks at a racial injustice protest final yr, says he helps the Black Lives Matter motion.

“I’m not a racist particular person; I help the BLM motion, I help peacefully demonstrating,” Rittenhouse instructed Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson in an excerpt from an interview set to air Monday evening.

“And I imagine there must be change. I imagine there’s plenty of prosecutorial misconduct, not simply in my case, however in different instances,” he stated. “And it’s simply wonderful to see how a lot a prosecutor can benefit from any individual.”

Rittenhouse, 18, was discovered not responsible Friday of fees associated to fatally taking pictures two males and wounding a 3rd throughout protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, over the taking pictures of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer.

Rittenhouse’s attorneys argued the Illinois teen was defending himself from attackers after he went to Wisconsin in an effort to guard companies and supply medical help throughout the August 2020 demonstrations.

“I instructed all people there, ‘I needed to do it. I used to be simply attacked.’ I used to be dizzy, I used to be vomiting, I couldn’t breathe,” Rittenhouse stated in his interview with Carlson.

“This case has nothing to do with race. It by no means had something to do with race. It needed to do with the best to self-defense,” Rittenhouse added.

Rittenhouse’s acquittal sparked some protests across the nation, whereas many conservatives rejoiced. The teenager’s $2 million bond was largely paid final yr by conservatives via a authorized protection fund, and he has been met with reward by right-wing commentators, together with Carlson.

After his launch from jail on bond, prosecutors stated Rittenhouse was noticed at a Wisconsin bar flashing the “OK” signal — a gesture that has been co-opted by recognized white supremacist teams.

He was additionally seen consuming alcohol whereas being serenaded by a gaggle of grownup males who sang the Proud Boys’ anthem, in accordance with prosecutors who had filed a movement with the courtroom to limit him from doing such issues.

Rittenhouse’s lawyer stated on the time that he was not, nor has he ever been, a member of a white supremacist group.