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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Sponsors Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle Rittenhouse

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced a bill to award Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal.

A Congressional Gold Medal is the legislative branch’s highest honor.

According to the summary of the bill, which was introduced on Sunday, Greene seeks to “award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020″.

The then-17 year old was found not guilty last week of charges including homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27. Rittenhouse shot the three men during last year’s Black Lives Matter riots. It was determined by a jury that he was acting in self defense when he did so.

“Kyle Rittenhouse deserves to be remembered as a hero who defended his community, protected businesses, and acted lawfully in the face of lawlessness. I’m proud to file this legislation to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal,” Greene said in a statement to The Hill.

In response to the bill, a spokesperson for Rep. Matt Gaetz told The Washington Post, “We are concerned that awarding Kyle with a Congressional Gold Medal will give him a big head during the internship with our office.”

Rep. Gaetz and Rep. Madison Cawthorn have both offered Rittenhouse internships in their congressional offices.

“Congressional Gold Medals were recently awarded to United States Capitol Police officers and other law enforcement personnel who protected the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection as well as U.S. troops who died in a bombing at Kabul’s airport amid the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,” the Hill noted in their report.

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10 responses to “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Sponsors Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle Rittenhouse”

  1. WillC says:

    You mean like Arizona? Where he is attending online classes and there is now a push by some student group to have him expelled? It would at least give him more ground to stand on if he were awarded the medal. Not that the brainwashed radicals would care either way.

  2. rgsmith says:

    The award will never happen – but the act of proposing it *IS* waging some ‘actual political warfare against the Dems bullshit’. While in the minority all they can do is propose these things. Assuming they retake the majority, then we can find out if they’re still the ‘do nothing’ party or if their testes have finally dropped.

  3. rgsmith says:

    I support it wholeheartedly, especially when you look at other, recent recipients and their ‘accomplishments’.

    They are not proposing he receive the award for defending himself. They are proposing it for defending his community (where he and his family all work). BLM is irrelevant. His political views are irrelevant. He put his life on the line to defend the safety of his community (and his country) on behalf of those who couldn’t (or wouldn’t), and deserves to be recognized for it.

  4. Krspyleg says:

    This is not the right thing to do. Are they going to do this if a person on the opposite side of their political Ideology defends themselves. Self Defense should be an education issue not a reward issue. I think we should make it mandatory that women take self-defense classes.

  5. Devilsgun says:

    Clown moves like this are the reason why Republicans keep losing.

    Let Kyle slip into a comfortable life with several hundred million of the lying MSM’s dollars for now and go wage some actual political warfare against the Dem’s psychotic bullshit, THEN give him the medals after we’ve won big. You’re wasting time and energy on stupid little gestures while the Leftist political rapists are fucking us raw

  6. Viewtifuljoe says:

    I see your point but raise you: 1) He acted lawfully and better than most trained and career individuals with protections from the state. 2) Of course Kyle supports BLM he is a young adult who clearly was not educated in the concept of race-hustling so he is told about a mission statement and is never shown what the organization actually does to help black folk. 3) You always get bonus points for not getting killed.

  7. pandusa says:

    Well, IDK considering BLM was nominated for the Nobel “Peace” Prize…Lefties want to make all the rules…but they don’t want to play by them. Reminds me of a couple kids in my neighborhood growing up. They would lie when the truth would do. I always wondered what became of kids like that when they become adults? Now I know. They seem to become: “activist” in clown world, elite politicians, oligarchs and “journalist” for major news organizations.

  8. Tyzon says:

    It’s a bit of a push to be honest. If I was him I’d stay out of the spotlight and move on with life in another state.

  9. WeaponizedMemes says:

    Agree. MTG going a little too far with this one.

  10. Night_Coder says:

    I did believe he was not guilty, but I personally don’t think he deserves a medal. 1) He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. 2) He supports the BLM “protests”. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t have been there offering medical aid to them. 3) How would you feel for being awarded for killing people that share your ideology? For me, that would be bitter sweet.