‘Disgusting,’ Rittenhouse Lawyer Slams Internship Offers From GOP Congressmen: People Are ‘Trying to Profit on This’

Photo by Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images. Kyle Rittenhouse ‘s defense attorney criticized Republicans offering his client internships, calling it “disgusting” that people are “trying to profit on this.” In an interview with Insider , attorney Mark Richards said, “There’s a lot of people trying to profit on this, and I don’t think people should.” Richards’ comments follow Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges stemming from his shooting of three men — two fatally — during protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake . Republican lawmakers jumped to publicly offer Rittenhouse internships. During a Wednesday interview with Newsmax, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he was hoping for a not guilty verdict because “Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern.” Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty and deserves a not guilty verdict. In fact, he’d make a great Congressional Intern. https://t.co/WcldfhfdIx pic.twitter.com/GwaLBFJ5Hi — Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 18, 2021 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) tweeted that he would “arm wrestle” Gaetz “to get dibs for Kyle as an intern.” Justice was served for #KyleRittenhouse and he is fully exonerated. As I said last year, obviously self-defense. I will arm wrestle @mattgaetz to get dibs for Kyle as an intern. https://t.co/kon65IB1d9 — Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) November 19, 2021 And Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) posted an Instagram story praising the verdict, with a caption that read, “Kyle, if you want an internship, reach out to me.” To Richards, the offers are all examples of people attempting to “trade on […]

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