Kyle Rittenhouse's mother threatens to 'take down' Joe Biden for branding son White supremacist in ad campaign
Wendy Rittenhouse alleged during a chat with Fox News that the Biden presidential campaign 'used my son's image to get votes'
Joe Biden's ad on white supremacism has had some adverse reactions. Kyle Rittenhouse's mother has threatened to take down the President-elect for using a photo of her son in it. Rittenhouse is the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter who gunned down two men and injured a third in August, during unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Wendy Rittenhouse alleged during a chat with Fox News on Friday, November 13, that the Biden presidential campaign “used my son’s image to get votes”. “How dare him (Biden)… do that to my son. That’ my son that he did that to. And I’m not going to back down from him… and (Kyle) is not a White supremacist, she added.
She continued: "He’s not a racist. He is my son and I know him and he is none of that what Joe Biden said." This comes as the 17-year-old Rittenhouse is currently in custody with his legal team claiming he had opened fire in self-defense.
Wendy's threat refers to the September 30 video tweet that Biden had shared on his official account, sharing photos of extremists with guns. The shot of Rittenhouse was in the same video, which included the audio of Fox News' Chris Wallace asking the sitting POTUS to condemn White supremacists. In the caption, Biden wrote, "There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow White supremacists on the debate stage last night.”
The news channel's host Tucker Carlson also told Wendy that there is no evidence of Kyle harboring racist sentiments. Wendy replied to that saying, “No there isn’t. He’s a caring young man. He went to Kenosha to help people and what Joe Biden did…. (he) showed my son’s picture, his image, and labeled him as a White supremacist, I will take him down.”
Wendy claims she wasn't aware that her son had carried a riffle to Kenosha the night of the unrest. She claimed he had gone there to help businesses from being looted. “He went there to help people. He was there earlier to clean graffiti off the buildings… he had his gun there for protection and he helped injured protesters…” Wendy then went on to claim Biden used her son's image to win the election. “Cheaters don’t win and he used my son’s image to get votes,” she added.
Rittenhouse, currently in custody, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge in Wisconsin, that would end as a life sentence. He also faces charges of attempted intentional homicide for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz in the shooting along with a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession.
On Tuesday, November 10, Wendy also told the Chicago Tribune that neither her son nor the protestors should have been out on the streets that night, putting the majority of the blame on the police and the governor. "It's a tragedy what happened to Mr Blake. It is," she said.
"But my son and everybody else should not have been in Kenosha. The police should have helped the businesses out instead of having a 17-year-old kid helping him. The police should have been involved with these people that lost their businesses. They should have stepped up," she added.