Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) says he would hire Kyle Rittenhouse as an intern.

“You know what, Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a good congressional intern,” Gaetz on Newsmax. “We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways.”

The 18-year-old, who was accused of killing two people and injuring a third during a Black Lives Matter protest last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was acquitted last week of all charges.

Gaetz commented on the trial just before the verdict was released, saying: “He is not guilty. He deserves a not guilty verdict and I sure hope he gets it.”


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Gaetz also appeared dismayed at the sentencing of QAnon “Shaman” Jacob Chansley, who played a major role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and was sentenced to 41 months in prison. “This QAnon Shaman is a relatively harmless, nonviolent vegan and the notion that he has to be in prison for three and a half years to settle some sort of political score defies justice,” he said. “The American people deserve a Department of Justice that is the least political agency in Washington, and instead what we’ve got is a Department of Justice that is the most political agency in Washington.”

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