Matt Gaetz says he’s open to hiring Kyle Rittenhouse as an intern

The Florida congressman made the comments on Newsmax on Wednesday. 

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, stated he believes Kyle Rittenhouse is harmless and he would think about hiring him as a congressional intern.

“You recognize what, Kyle Rittenhouse would most likely make an excellent congressional intern. We could attain out to him and see if he’d be inquisitive about serving to the nation in extra methods,” Gaetz stated Wednesday throughout an look on Newsmax.

Rittenhouse’s high-profile trial is underway, with the jury getting into one other day of deliberations Thursday.

The 18-year-old is accused of killing two individuals and injuring a 3rd as demonstrators protested the police capturing of Jacob Blake final summer time in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Through the trial, Rittenhouse claimed his actions had been in self-defense.

“He isn’t responsible. He deserves a not responsible verdict and I positive hope he will get it,” Gaetz stated.

He additionally decried the sentencing of Jan. 6 rioter Jacob Chansley, 34, who stormed the Capitol carrying a furry headdress with horns. He was handed down a sentence of 41 months in jail on Wednesday for his function within the riot.

“This QAnon Shaman is a comparatively innocent, nonviolent vegan and the notion that he needs to be in jail for 3 and a half years to settle some kind of political rating defies justice,” he stated.

“The American individuals deserve a Division of Justice that’s the least political company in Washington, and as an alternative what we’ve obtained is a Division of Justice that’s the most political company in Washington,” he added.

Gaetz himself is the topic of a Division of Justice investigation into his journey to the Bahamas with ladies, and whether or not these ladies had been paid to journey for intercourse, which might violate federal legislation, NBC Information has beforehand reported.

Goetz has denied any wrongdoing in that probe.