Placida-Florida Republican Chairman Evan Power tweeted that Kyle Rittenhouse was found eating at a restaurant in Placida. Rittenhouse recently spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson about an interview reportedly airing on Monday night.
Power’s tweet features the Rittenhouse sitting at Smokin Jerry’s Tiki Hat Bar & Grill on Gasparilla Road, Charlotte County, south of the Inglewood coastal community in southwestern Florida, and at least six other patrons. is showing.
Florida Republican President Joe Gruters confirmed this weekend that the Rittenhouse is in the area for the Carlson segment.
“I don’t know who he’s with except he’s doing the Tucker Carlson show,” Gruters said on Sunday night.
“He’s probably preparing for Thanksgiving because he always forgets that Tucker Carlson has a place in Boca Grande, and there’s probably a small studio there.”
Power tweeted the photo, but it’s not clear if he captured the image.
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Rittenhaus was acquitted on November 19 on five charges, including intentional murder, for more than a year after shooting three men during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rittenhaus shot dead Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Hoover during a protest after police shot dead black man Jacob Blake in Kenosha in the summer of 2020, injuring Gaiji Goskreutz. ..
Rittenhaus and his lawyer alleged that he acted in self-defense.
In a clip published online by Fox News, Rittenhaus tells Carlson about his program: It had to do with the right to self-defense.
“I’m not a racist,” he continued. “I support the BLM movement and support peaceful demonstrations.”
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