Fox News host says Kyle Rittenhouse 'did the right thing'

Fox News host says Kyle Rittenhouse 'did the right thing'
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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld argued on Thursday that not only is Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of murdering the two people he shot and killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, but that he did the "right thing." Gutfeld appeared on the conservative news network for a panel discussion on the Rittenhouse trial.

He believes Rittenhouse wasn't wrong for shooting protesters because he "did what the government should have done."

"People say that Rittenhouse never should have gone to Kenosha," he continued. "The dead guys shouldn't have gone there, either."

He added, "They should not have been anywhere on a street, right? Jail or in an institution? Kyle's victims, the two dead guys, deserved better from the government, but they didn't deserve better from Kyle. He did the right thing. He did what the government should have done, which was to make sure these dirtbags, these violent, disgusting dirtbags weren't roaming the streets. It is clear they were looking for blood."

Although Rittenhouse had no right or authority to kill, Gutfeld doubled down on his stance as he argued that the teen filed a "void" the government "left open."

Meanwhile, one of the liberal commentators argued that, in fact, vigilantism should not be accepted:

"The bottom line is all Rittenhouse did, which fill the void that the government left open," Gutfeld said, adding," Those two people never, ever should have been on the street, and it forced citizens to become the police."

The Rittenhouse trial is still underway.

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