KYLE Rittenhouse’s mom threatens to “take down” Joe Biden after the president-elect used pic of her son in ad warning about white supremacists.
Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded a third in August in Kenosha, Wisconsin during unrest that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Wendy Rittenhouse told Fox News on Friday that Biden’s 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 supremacists.
“He’s not a racist. He is my son and I know him and he is none of that what Joe Biden said,” the mother told the news station.
Rittenhouse, 17, remains in custody while his legal team claims their client opened fire in self-defense.
On September 30, Biden tweeted a video containing photos of gun-wielding extremists with a shot of Rittenhouse included over audio of Fox News’ Chris Wallace asking President Donald Trump to condemn white supremacists.
Biden captioned the video, “There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United Sates refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.”
Fox host Tucker Carlson told the mother that there is no evidence that Rittenhouse holds racists views.
Wendy responded, “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 supremacists, I will take him down.”
According to Wendy, she was not aware at the time that her son took a rifle with him to Kenosha that night, adding that he went 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…”
The mother claimed Biden used her son’s image in the campaign ad “to win the election.”
“Cheaters don’t win and he used my son’s image to get votes,” she added.
Rittenhouse faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge in Wisconsin, which could carry a life sentence.
He also faces charges of attempted intentional homicide in relation to Gaige Grosskreutz, who he injured in the shooting, and a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession.
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