He has a "team"? WTF for?
— The Ghost of Dean Barnett (@RobertS83007261) December 6, 2021
Because he’s going to be contacted for later use as a “figurehead” because his name has notoriety. Same thing Kirk is used for. He’ll become a tool used to scream into the echo-chamber of their demographic as a way to generate engagement.
— Peter (@OnceUponAPete) December 6, 2021
However, these comments are wildly off-base. Kyle Rittenhouse and his lawyer Mark Richards joined a Twitter spaces to put to rest any speculation that Kyle has any interest in going on a speaking tour or appearing at political events.
Kyle doesn’t want to be used as a “political football,” Richards said.
On December 1st, more than a hundred protesters demanded that Arizona State University bar Rittenhouse, even though he isn’t even enrolled at the university.
“More than 100 protesters gathered in the Arizona State University Nelson Fine Arts Center courtyard Wednesday demanding ASU bar Kyle Rittenhouse, though ASU officials say Rittenhouse isn’t enrolled and hasn’t applied for admission,” Arizona PBS reported.
“The group chanted ‘Killer Kyle off our campus!’” as they were met with a crowd of Rittenhouse supporters of roughly equal size, who responded with the chant ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’ a conservative rallying cry used as a stand-in for cursing at President Joe Biden,” the report continued.
Rittenhouse, 18, had been “studying nursing” online at ASU. He later said in an interview that he intended to enroll for in-person classes at the school.
The radical left smeared Rittenhouse, despite him not even appearing on campus. The Students for Socialism ASU had put out a missive against him.
“Allowing Kyle Rittenhouse on campus is going to let right-wingers, predominantly white men like the ones here, harass minority students and have their way on campus,“ Daniel Lopez, a protest organizer from the Students for Socialism group at Arizona State University, said. “Our event today showed that it was important to stand up for this, to stand up to these people as a tight-knit community.”
Join us and rally against racist murderer Kyle Rittenhouse being permitted on our campus – Wednesday at 3:30 outside the Nelson Fine Arts Center on campus pic.twitter.com/4Hs3JxRqtY
— Students for Socialism ASU 🚩 (@SFSASU) November 26, 2021
Rittenhouse had earlier denied that he was a “white supremacist,” and blamed the photo of him with a member of the Proud Boys on his former lawyers John Pierce and Lin Wood. Rittenhouse called it a “set up,” the New York Post reported.
“I didn’t know that the OK hand sign was a symbol for white supremacy just as I didn’t know those people in the bar were Proud Boys,” Rittenhouse told NewsNationNow’s Ashleigh Banfield in an interview that aired Tuesday. “They were set up by my former attorney (Pierce) who was fired because of that, for putting me in situations like that with people I don’t agree with.”
On November 19th, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all counts in connection to the shootings of three radical activists who were at a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2020. Rittenhouse had faced five felony counts after shooting Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, then 26.