Rep. Matt Gaetz floated the idea of hiring Kyle Rittenhouse as a congressional intern during an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield said that he also wanted to hire the teenager at the station and may have to “fight for him.”
“Thank you for your advocacy for Kyle Rittenhouse. He is not guilty. He deserves a not guilty verdict, and I sure hope he gets it,” Gaetz said.
“Because you know what? Kyle Rittenhouse would probably make a pretty good congressional intern. We may reach out to him and see if he’d be interested in helping the country in additional ways,” the Florida representative continued.
Stinchfield replied, “So maybe we’ll have to fight for him. I want him here at Newsmax. Maybe he can be a Stinchfield intern too.”
“You guys pay way better at Newsmax, but there’s nothing like the Hill,” Gaetz replied.
The eighteen year old is facing first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety for shooting three people, two of them fatally, during a riot in Kenosha last August.
Rittenhouse maintains that he had been acting in self defense and was in imminent danger.