‘Tweet Heard ‘Round the World’ Kyle Rittenhouse Speaks Out
Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old kid facing murder charges after allegedly shooting three people killing two has spoken out in a viral video.
The 17-year-old is being tried as an adult facing multiple charges including first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
His attorney, John Pierce, has said his client acted in self-defense.
On his twitter account, Pierce shared a video of a conversation he claimed was between him and Rittenhouse.
The caller is heard saying, “I just wanna thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart for the underlying support. I just want to thank all of you for the mail I’ve been receiving. It’s been really helpful.”
Urging his supporters to remain strong, Rittenhouse added, “I’m going to be out of here soon. “
During the video, Pierce says, “If this is not self-defense for Kyle Rittenhouse under the circumstances, then no one can protect themselves, no one can protect their family and no one can protect their country.”
“We are not going to allow a prosecutor in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to take [God-given right of self-defense] away from Kyle,” he adds.
Pierce shared the phone call on Twitter, writing, “Kyle Rittenhouse speaks[!] This must be the tweet heard ’round the world[!] Retweet and donate to the #FightBack Foundation right now[!]”
Pierce confirmed to Fox News that the person on the call was Rittenhouse declaring that what Rittenhouse did defending himself is similar to the event that triggered the American Revolution.
KYLE RITTENHOUSE SPEAKS!!!!!! THIS MUST BE THE TWEET HEARD ‘ROUND THE WORLD!!!!!! RETWEET AND DONATE TO THE #FIGHTBACK FOUNDATION RIGHT NOW!!!!! #PaulRevere @LLinWood @realDonaldTrump @TuckerCarlson @michellemalkin @PressSec pic.twitter.com/fOCzeLGkcm
— John Pierce (@CaliKidJMP) September 1, 2020
Facebook has banned users from sharing the crowdfunding page that has raised over $352,000 for Rittenhouse’s legal defense.
The page states, “Kyle Rittenhouse just defended himself from a brutal attack by multiple members of the far-leftist group ANTIFA — the experience was undoubtedly a brutal one, as he was forced to take two lives to defend his own.”
“Now, Kyle is being unfairly charged with murder 1, by a DA who seems determined only to capitalize on the political angle of the situation,” the page continues. “The situation was clearly self-defense, and Kyle and his family will undoubtedly need money to pay for the legal fees.”