Wendy Rittenhouse received a friendly welcome at a conference hosted by The Republican Women of Waukesha County in Pewaukee on Thursday.
Conservative commentator and blogger Michelle Malkin, who visited the event, shared a photo on Twitter alongside Wendy Rittenhouse and her team backing her up.
'Standing ovation from Waukesha County GOP women for my special guests, [John Pierce] & Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle's mom,' she tweeted.
'Huge shoutout sent from all of us in WI to warrior [Lin Wood]. I was able to talk to Kyle by phone & THANK HIM for his courage!'
Michelle continued saying, “What an amazing impact one 17-year-old kid standing up to the mob and standing in the gap can have on the world”
Wendy's son, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for shooting two protesters, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, during the night of August 25.
Wendy was cheered by guests after she was presented at Thursday's event yet, the president of the women's GOP group said she was not formally invited by the group.
According to Nancy Kormanik, Wendy brought her as a guest. by Malkin, who had interviewed her earlier.
The attendees had gathered for an event focused on 'safety and self-defense', according to officials.
Malkin's tweet was met with reaction from many users who criticized her for raising a 'killer' and a 'criminal.'
'This is truly a sick world that this kid is being celebrated and his parents are proud,' Twitter user Michael Fabus said.
'Applauding a killer. That's deranged,' another tweeted in response.
Rittenhouse participated in a virtual conference on Friday at the Lake County Circuit Court in Illinois from the detention facility where he is being held.
Attorney John Pierce told the judge he planned to resist the request by Kenosha prosecutors that Rittenhouse be shifted to Wisconsin to face charges.
The judge, Paul Novak, gave 14 days for the defense to review papers and file pleadings before an October 9 trial.
Pierce asked for a month to make arguments confronting extradition that he said involved 'issues of some complexity, frankly that have not arisen in the country for some time'.
'We intend to challenge extradition by writ of habeas corpus,' Pierce said.
He didn't contribute additional details at the hearing about the basis for the challenge.
Novak granted two weeks to prepare those arguments. The delay in returning Rittenhouse to Wisconsin is the second in the case.