Gov. DeSantis’ press secretary welcomes Kyle Rittenhouse to Florida
The press officer for Gov. Ron DeSantis welcome Kyle Rittenhouse to Florida on Sunday and wished the Illinois native a pleasant stay.
A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on Friday when he shot dead two men in a racial justice riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
In a picture tweeted by a DeSantis spokesperson Christina Pushaw, Rittenhouse sits next to others in a tiki-themed restaurant. Pushaw later said the 18-year-old was in Florida to film and interview with Fox News expert Tucker Carlson.
“Kyle and his family are visiting the great state of Florida,” wrote Pushaw in a tweet. “Welcome to our Free State and enjoy your time here!”
Kyle and his family are visiting the great state of Florida. Welcome to our Free State and enjoy your time here! pic.twitter.com/BmXytfomIf
– Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) November 21, 2021
Pushaw is not the first Florida political figure to gather around Rittenhouse. Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz on Wednesday, Rittenhouse had a potential job offer while speaking on NewsMax, a right-wing news channel.
“He deserves a ‘not guilty’ verdict, and I really hope he gets it because you know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably be a pretty good Congressional intern,” said the Panhandle Congressman. “We can contact him and see if he is interested in helping the country in any additional way.”
Pushaw’s tweet sparked mixed reactions. Some complained about the contribution, while others supported Rittenhouse.
Some users also raised concerns about Rittenhouse’s safety. Wisconsin Reg. Tony Evers After the judgment, troops of the National Guard were put on standby for fear of protests and unrest.
“For your information, for those who are concerned about his safety, I fully understand your concern,” Pushaw added in a separate tweet. “I didn’t take this picture and I wasn’t the first person to share it. It was released earlier today. He’s in Florida for Tucker’s Show, and he’s got security with him; I am sure he will be safe here! “
DeSantis calls on Rittenhouse to take legal action against news media.that made him forget. “