Kenosha GOP Chair Excuses Accused Double Murderer: ‘80% Support What Kyle Did’

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Erin Decker appeared to defend Kyle Rittenhouse's actions and said most people in Kenosha support what he did.

Kenosha County Republican Party Chair Erin Decker appeared to defend accused double murderer Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday during an appearance on Fox & Friends, saying most people she knows in Kenosha are supportive of the 17-year-old’s actions.

  • RawStory reported that “Decker praised President Donald Trump for ‘sending in the troops’ to respond to the protests,” which came in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
  • As for Kyle Rittenhouse, who was charged in the fatal shootings of two protesters last week, Decker had nothing negative to say, RawStory noted.
  • “I believe the same people that support Donald Trump and are happy that he came into the city or sent troops into the city — and that includes Republicans and independents and Democrats — I believe they are the same people that support Kyle Rittenhouse,” Decker told the Fox News hosts.
  • She also “suggested that Rittenhouse is innocent because ‘it looks like [it was] self defense.’”
    “Talking to people around the area, I would say about 80% support what Kyle did,” Decker added. “And 20% is probably, you know, that can’t stand Donald Trump and can’t stand [anything] conservative or Republican and they’re just going to attack anything that resembles that.”

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