Frank Figliuzzi links the mindset that led Trump supporters to attack the Capitol with the Rittenhouse verdict.
Frank Figliuzzi draws a direct line between January 6 and Rittenhouse’s ruling #deadlineWH “If you’re 17 years old, drive to where that thing you don’t like is violent. Where did we see this happen recently? At the United States Capitol, on January 6.” pic.twitter.com/5bSbY0HeK5
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticianSarah) Nov 19, 2021
Frank Figliuzzi said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:
Of my safety lens, what do I? worry about and what I think law enforcement seems concerned about is the license? this seems to indicate to people who don’t like anything, the answer is to get in the car or if you are 17 years old, drive to where that thing doesn’t do you as is and act violently. Where have we seen this happen? recently? In the capital of the United States, on 6 January.
The message is that this goes be okay. The law enforcement officers go being confronted with 17 year olds and 30-year-olds and older who feel it’s okay to get the AR-15 and go, quote, help the police further take to the streets and act with violence. This is already — Rittenhouse is already announced as a hero. In the past hour I’ve been monitor extremist sites. They consider him a hero. As you referred to Congressman: Matt Gaetz previously posted this week I’m going to offer him one congress internship. As the criterion is that you must show that you deal with the Proud Boys, there’s a video of it you punch a girl in the face that you are radicalized online to think that white supremacy is okay let’s pray for convention internships from here.
Don’t be surprised if you see Rittenhouse walks through the corridors of Congress or is withdrawn to campaign stops for several civil servants. This is where we are today. Add to this the fact that the division over this verdict is just a symptom of a bigger one sick, that’s that we continue lack of confidence in our institutions, now in particular the criminal justice system.
The mentality running through the 1/6 attack and the Rittenhouse kills is the same. Republicans are getting the message that political violence is okay and the consequences will be minimal. This is why House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler called for a DOJ review of the Rittenhouse case.
The verdict sets a dangerous precedent and the message must be sent that violence will not be tolerated in democratic politics.
Mr Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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