On Tuesday, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene submitted House Resolution 6070: "To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020."
"Kyle Rittenhouse deserves to be remembered as a hero who defended his community, protected businesses, and acted lawfully in the face of lawlessness. I’m proud to file this legislation to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal," Greene said in a statement to The Hill.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution.
Rittenhouse, who fatally shot two protesters in Kenosha and wounded a third, was acquitted last week by a jury of all charges, including intentional homicide.
Given the current level of Democrat control in the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is predictably unlikely that H.R. 6070 will make it any further than that in terms of congressional procedure. The corporate media is monitoring the situation to see whether or not the bill gets any co-sponsors.
A spokesman for Matt Gaetz told The Washington Post: "We are concerned that awarding Kyle with a Congressional Gold Medal will give him a big head during the internship with our office."
The same day Greene introduced this measure, it was revealed that former President Trump sat down to meet Kyle Rittenhouse at his Mar-a-Lago home. Trump’s reaction was that he thought Kyle was "really a nice young man."
Elsewhere, an Oklahoma state senator filed a proposed Senate Bill 1120, otherwise known as "Kyle’s Law." The measure would seek to ensure protection against victims of "malicious prosecution."
The young man from Kenosha gave his first formal interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News earlier this week. Over 5 million people watched the show in a timeslot that pounded the numbers of MSNBC and CNN combined. It was there Rittenhouse had the chance to explain how his lawyers are "taking care of" potential defamation lawsuits, and reveal the treatment his case received in the hands of earlier lawyers.
The Biden administration stood by how Joe depicted and described Rittenhouse on the 2020 campaign trail in response to the verdict. With that being said, Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic on Sunday revealed he made contact with Kyle and described him as being "in great spirits."