Kyle Rittenhouse dubbed 'worst fake crier since Brett Kavanaugh' after breaking down on the stand at homicide trial
Kyle Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two people and wounded another during heated protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020, is presently on trial for homicide. Rittenhouse has maintained that he acted in self-defense — and he is being slammed on social media for breaking down in tears on the witness stand.
The Summer of 2020 was a time of severe political unrest in the United States, from the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis on May 25 to a bitter presidential race to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenosha was rocked by intense protests not only because of Floyd's death, but also, because Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African-American man, was — like Floyd — injured by a white police officer. Two of the protesters were Anthony Huber, who knew Blake, and 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse fatally shot Rosenbaum and Huber, but a third protester he shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, survived.
Crisis actor\n\nKyle Rittenhouse takes the stand in Kenosha homicide trial, quickly breaks down cryinghttps://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/10/kyle-rittenhouse-takes-stand-kenosha-homicide-trial-quickly-breaks-down-crying/\u00a0\u2026— Wayne Hisler \ud83c\udfc8 (@Wayne Hisler \ud83c\udfc8) 1636562905
Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time and is now 18, went to Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois during the protests, fully armed and claiming that he was there to protect businesses. While many pundits in the right-wing media have defended Rittenhouse, his critics view him as a far-right, out-of-control vigilante who acted as judge, jury and executioner.
At his trial, Rittenhouse described the confrontations during his testimony before breaking down in tears — and some Twitter users unfavorably compared him to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. During his Senate confirmation hearings in 2018, Kavanaugh became both angry and tearful while vehemently denying that he tried to rape Christine Blasey Ford (now a psychology professor at Palo Alto University) at a party back in 1982. Despite the sexual abuse allegations from Ford and other women, Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Rittenhouse's critics tweeted:
Kyle Rittenhouse is the worst fake crier since Brett Kavanaugh.— President Rufus T. Firefly (@President Rufus T. Firefly) 1636563092
I see the Kyle Rittenhouse has spent some time at the Brett Kavanaugh School of Bad Acting. #KyleRittenhouseTrialpic.twitter.com/ekoFeXKyIR— Boulder_Tim (@Boulder_Tim) 1636566444
I thought it was Brett Kavanaugh. https://twitter.com/patriottakes/status/1458471591524769798\u00a0\u2026— 1 of the 100 Millon+ (@1 of the 100 Millon+) 1636564593
Brett Kavanaugh and RottenHouse were both told cry and/or get emotional the jury will eat it up. Did you see his look? OH I think the judge bought it?! Did they both go to DrumpfCon University?https://twitter.com/pjputh/status/1458482637773942785\u00a0\u2026— ProgressiveAsTheyCome (@ProgressiveAsTheyCome) 1636565362
Makes Brett Kavanaugh look like an amateur.— andgegard (@andgegard) 1636562505
The bad thing about Kyle Rittenhouse's shitty acting and fake crying, and comparing it to Brett Kavanaugh's shitty acting and fake crying, is that it worked for Kavanaugh! So it'll probably work for this punk too. Because white male privilege is neat.— MyBleedingInk \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddf2\ud83c\uddfd\u267f\u2649\ud83c\udf6bis fully vaxxed. (@MyBleedingInk \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddf2\ud83c\uddfd\u267f\u2649\ud83c\udf6bis fully vaxxed.) 1636566364
Like "Brett Kavanaugh Kyle Rittenhouse has zero remorse for his actions but does have some powerful fake emotions about the possible consequences. If the jury were sporting red hats he'd be up there bragging. Not performing.— Mrs. Brown (@Mrs. Brown) 1636567068
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