We know, there are a lot of hot takes on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Rep. Ayanna Pressley didn’t need a jury to tweet right after the shootings that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist domestic terrorist (that tweet is still up, by the way). But another member of Congress, Rhode Island’s David Cicilline, is the epitome of someone who didn’t watch the trial, didn’t watch the videos, and never took the time to understand what actually happened. There’d been rioting for days — enough so that CNN called the mostly peaceful protests “fiery” — and there’s no video evidence whatsoever of Rittenhouse “chasing people down.”
Bringing a gun to a peaceful protest and chasing people down is not self defense. This acquittal is a stain on our justice system. https://t.co/W28bfAN9KD
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) November 19, 2021
This is just so outstandingly wrong.
Yeah, those are lies.
— Rex Ratio (@vermontaigne) November 20, 2021
There is so much factually wrong with this statement that it's pretty obvious you are doing it on purpose. That makes it a LIE.
— CasualMeyhem (@CasualMeyhem) November 20, 2021
“mostly peaceful” pic.twitter.com/zxZAQhy5TQ
— Michael Earnheart (@maearnheart) November 19, 2021
Please describe how/when he changed people down.
Another non trial watcher weighing in
— tom (@tomd44) November 20, 2021
Even the prosecution admitted that Joseph Rosenbaum was involved in arson and property destruction and was swinging a chain around.
Wait, did I miss a whole day of the trial where evidence was presented of Kyle "chasing people down"? Would love a link as this evidence would absolutely change my mind on what the verdict should have been.
— KinematicEcho (@KinematicEcho) November 19, 2021
I think I did too 🤔
— Whatsyourdeal (@Whatsyourdeal8) November 19, 2021
Also where was the peaceful protest?
— Nielkt 🇺🇲 (@Nielkta) November 20, 2021
Peaceful protest? Seriously?
— Frank Papalia (@FireSafetyNYC) November 19, 2021
Far from peaceful.
— Ronald Wiegand (@RonaldWiegand1) November 19, 2021
Are you redefining “peaceful” to include torching car lots and trying to blow up a gas pump?
— obstacle (@corrcomm) November 20, 2021
How to say “I didn’t watch the trial” without saying “I didn’t watch the trial.”
— Spats McGee (@McgeeSpats) November 20, 2021
This has to be a bait tweet.
— Robert Gibson (@goingreymusic) November 20, 2021
that's not what happened, but if you feel comfortable spreading misinformation that could incite violence and potentially cost someone their business or life JUST FOR SOME INTERNET CLOUT, I feel bad for your soul and rejoice we are not on the same side of the table.
— 🥶 Blue Collar Dollar 🏴☠️ (@bigRpoolthanYe) November 19, 2021
Facts matter. Try them some time.
— Giles French (@CErzLB) November 20, 2021
I’m embarrassed for you for this tweet…..
— Donna Gelineau (@donnag401) November 19, 2021
Maybe you didn’t see the video but it looked like he was getting chased down
— johnny wadd (@jwadd6) November 19, 2021
Yeah, Grosskreutz shouldn't have done that.
— Ted Sasquatch TM (@TedSasquatch) November 20, 2021
Wow…what trial did you watch? He was chased down and attacked during a not so peaceful riot.
— Willy40 (@Biffy40) November 20, 2021
If you weren’t so badly misinformed about the underlying facts, you might have come to a different conclusion. Oh well.
— Stars and Stripes (@StarznStrypz) November 20, 2021
You’re kinda special aren’t you.
— MAKING IT RAIN (@USMClawfirm) November 20, 2021
@Twitter You should flag this tweet for false information. We ALL just saw the trial. This did NOT happen.
— Rob (@BulldawgRob) November 20, 2021
Clearly you haven’t viewed a single fact in this case.
— John Bennett (@JohnBenne33) November 20, 2021
You obviously saw none of the trial or the videos.
— Paul (@pjb438) November 20, 2021
Why haven’t you deleted this? You know it’s a lie.
— Pontiac350HO (@Pontiac350HO) November 20, 2021
Seriously, if there’s video of Rittenhouse chasing people down the prosecution should have presented it at trial.
‘This is embarrassing’: Clay Travis tells ESPN why they ‘owe all your viewers a correction and public apology’ https://t.co/1byBs87Mak
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 20, 2021