During an interview on CNN’s. ‘State of the Union,’ Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) refused to condemn Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Donald Trump cultist who has been charged with the murders of two Black Lives Matter protestors early this week.
Host Dana Bash repeatedly asked if he condemned the shooting and Johnson would only refer to the incident as a vague “tragedy.”
BASH: “The 17-year-old accused of committing two murders was a Trump supporter. Do you condemn that?”
JOHNSON: “It is a tragedy.”
BASH: “Do you condemn it?
JOHNSON: It’s a tragedy.”
BASH: “It is a tragedy, but do you condemn it?”
JOHNSON: “The entire situation is a tragedy.”
“I’m not for vigilantism. I’m not sure that’s what was happening … people took matters into their own hands” — Ron Johnson won’t condemn Kyle Rittenhouse, a Trump supporter who is charged with first-degree murder for killing two protesters in Kenosha pic.twitter.com/NE0oumPk5X
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 30, 2020