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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wants Congressional Gold Medal for Kyle Rittenhouse

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene launched a invoice this week to award Congress’ highest honor to Kyle Rittenhouse, lower than one week after {the teenager} was discovered not responsible in his murder trial. 

The Georgia Republican introduced the invoice on Tuesday. A abstract of the invoice says the measure would “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.”

To achieve success, Congressional Gold Medal requests have to be co-sponsored by two-thirds in each chambers of Congress — that are presently managed by Democrats — making the probabilities of Greene’s invoice succeeding very low. After it’s co-sponsored, the invoice would then be thought-about by the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs earlier than being approved by the president. 

The honor is awarded to people and teams “to express public gratitude for distinguished contributions, dramatize the virtues of patriotism, and perpetuate the remembrance of great events,” according to the Congressional Research Service

Past recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal are George Washington, golfer Jack Nicklaus, astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Tuskegee Airmen, Rosa Parks, Pope John Paul II, and baseball participant Jackie Robinson.  

The bills says that Rittenhouse "protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot."
The invoice says that Rittenhouse “protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter riot on Aug. 25, 2020.”
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Congress and President Biden have defended the jury’s verdict within the Rittenhouse trial — which discovered the 18-year-old not responsible on all prices.

However, Biden nonetheless admitted that the decision made him and plenty of Americans “angry and concerned.” 

Rittenhouse confronted prices of murder, tried murder and reckless endangerment after he fatally shot two males and wounded a 3rd in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. The jury cleared him after the protection argued he acted out of self-defense. 

Several Republican lawmakers celebrated Rittenhouse’s acquittal final week, with some, together with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), even provided {the teenager} an internship. 

Rittenhouse’s protection lawyer Mark Richard slammed the provides as “disgusting,” accusing the members of Congress of solely making an attempt to money in on the case. 

“There’s a lot of people trying to profit on this, and I don’t think people should,” he informed Insider. “They’re elevating cash on it, and you’ve got all these Republican congressmen saying, ‘Come work for me.’

Greene's bill comes a week after Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges.
Greene’s invoice comes every week after Rittenhouse was acquitted of homicide prices.
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“They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it’s disgusting,” Richards added.

When pressed about Greene’s proposal, a spokesman for Gaetz informed the Washington Post that their workplace was “concerned that awarding Kyle with a Congressional Gold Medal will give him a big head during the internship with our office.” 

Since he was acquitted, Rittenhouse has given a televised interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and met privately with former President Donald Trump at his Mar A Lago membership in Florida.

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