Kyle Rittenhouse Says He Supports Black Lives Matter Movement: 'I'm Not A Racist Person'
The full interview will air on Monday during "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
November 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted on all charges after killing two people during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, sat down with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and said he supports the social justice movement.
“I’m not a racist person. I support the BLM movement, I support peacefully demonstrating," the 18-year-old said in a short clip that aired on Fox News on Sunday.
According to Mediate, the full interview will air on Monday during Tucker Carlson Tonight. The network also plans to include the interview in an upcoming documentary.
In his interview with Carlson, the teenager continued to insist that he was acting in self-defense when he opened fire during the protest, killing two people and injuring another.
"I told everybody there, 'I had to do it. I was just attacked.' I was dizzy, I was vomiting, I couldn’t breathe," he said, according to NBC News.
The teen added that his actions didn't have anything to do with race.
"It had to do with the right to self-defense,” he said.
Rittenhouse fired his weapon while protesters were demanding justice for Jacob Blake, the Kenosha resident who was shot seven times by an officer. Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob, was among the many activists across the county who expressed outrage after the jury acquitted Rittenhouse on Friday.
"There was no self-defense," Justin said, as Blavity previously reported. "Self-defense is when you're protecting your home, you're protecting your family."
Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.