Kyle Rittenhouse Reveals Major Career Change After His Acquittal on Murder Charges; Teen Says People, Events During His Closely-Watched Trial Were Major Influences

Kyle Rittenhouse said during an interview Monday that he is preparing to go to college in person at Arizona State University at the start of the winter semester and that he has changed his mind about what type of career he wants to pursue after his experiences during his recent trial.

Namely, thanks to the behavior of the “corrupt piece of s**t prosecutors” who tried to send him away for the rest of his life over acts of self-defense, Rittenhouse told The Blaze TV he wants to become a lawyer.

“I want to be a lawyer,” he said, appearing on Blaze TV’s “You Are Here.” “Yeah, I wanna go to law school.”

“Did you just decide that during the trial, or is that something you’ve always wanted to do?” asked Blaze Media’s Sara Gonzales.

“Uh, toward the end of the trial, I was like, I wanna go against corrupt piece of s*** prosecutors like Thomas Binger and put them in their place and make sure they never practice law again.”

“I love that,” Gonzales responded. “Wow, good for you.”

Previously Rittenhouse, 18, was set to go into nursing.

During the same Blaze TV interview, Rittenhouse blasted the prosecutor for pointing a rifle in the courtroom with his finger on the trigger, saying he found that highly disturbing although he worked hard not so show it during the trial.

He went on to say that at least some of the jury members also looked on in alarm.

In an interview last week with conservative podcast host Charlie Kirk, the teen also detailed what was going on his mind during the trial as he sat expressionless like a “potted plant,” especially when it came to the prosecution making false claims about him.

The Daily Wire noted:

“What I’m thinking when I’m just the blank-faced, potted plant in court, I’m just saying in my head, ‘Is this guy serious?,’ referring to ‘Lunchbox’ and Binger, also known as ‘Little Finger,’” said Rittenhouse.

The name “Lunchbox” is a reference to Assistant District Attorney James Kraus, who was dubbed the nickname by some online commentators, perhaps due to his weight. “Little Finger” and “Little Binger” were common nicknames for Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger.

Rittenhouse was found not guilty by means of self-defense in two counts of murder and three counts of reckless endangerment, but many on the left were angered by the jury’s decision.

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Here is a collection of some of the most outrageous and incorrect hot takes following the verdict:

President Joe Biden: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” he noted in a statement. “I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.): “America today: you can break the law, carry around weapons built for a military, shoot and kill people, and get away with it. That’s the message we’ve just sent to armed vigilantes across the nation.”

Rittenhouse’s AR-15 that he carried was not “built” for the military; it was a civilian model rifle. Also, he wasn’t in Kenosha to be an “armed vigilante,” according to the jury’s verdicts.

Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-Ill.): “Carrying a loaded gun into a community 20 miles from your home and shooting unarmed citizens is fundamentally wrong.”

Reports have noted that Rittenhouse got the rifle from a friend in the city; he did not ‘carry it into the community’ from his home ’20 miles away.’

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY): “Kyle Rittenhouse is living proof that white tears can still forestall justice. A murderer is once again walking free today — our system is terribly broken.”

Rittenhouse was literally cleared of two murder charges after trial by jury, which all Americans are entitled to under the U.S. system of justice.

Dyjuan Tatro, senior adviser to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: “I do not believe that convictions equal justice. But I am convinced that the ‘not guilty’ verdict constitutes a great injustice today. The American legal system is rooted in racism and functions to uphold white supremacy.”

All of the people involved in the incidents with Rittenhouse were white; there were no ‘victims of color.’

The ACLU had one of the most outrageous responses.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): “Despite Kyle Rittenhouse’s conscious decision to travel across state lines and injure one person and take the lives of two people protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police, he was not held responsible for his actions. Unfortunately, this is not surprising,” the group said in a statement.

“His acquittal comes after our investigation exposed how Kenosha law enforcement used violence against protesters and drove them toward white militia groups, in ways that escalated tensions and almost certainly led to these shootings. It is far too easy to overlook the impact that violence in defense of white supremacy has on the Black and Brown communities. When the community rose up to exercise their First Amendment right to protest after the police shot a Black man in the back — in front of his children, police enabled white supremacist militia members.”

First, Rittenhouse was not a member of a “white supremacist militia” or any other militia. Secondly, the First Amendment guarantees the right to protest, not to attack others, loot businesses, and destroy property. Video shown during Rittenhouse’s trial clearly demonstrated to jurors that he was being pursued and attacked, including by one person who was armed with a handgun, and that he responded in self-defense. And while Rittenhouse did ‘travel across state lines,’ the insinuation that he was a) armed when it did so, and b) did so with an intent to harm others is false, as noted by the evidence presented in his defense. 

These assertions by a legal organization are eye-opening.