Tulsi Gabbard, in a new tweet, condemned the state prosecutor, saying he “clearly didn’t do due diligence” after the Judge railed him for overstepping his bounds. In the Tweet, she said that if the government did their job in the first place and not left innocent civilians out to die, then Kyle would not be on trial at all.
The prosecutor in the Rittenhouse trial clearly didn’t do due diligence before making the decision to prosecute. This tragedy never would have happened if the government carried out its responsibilities to protect the safety, lives and property of innocent people. pic.twitter.com/BFEOyRbvcj— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) November 11, 2021
Rittenhouse took to the stand took to the stand to defend himself in an hour-long testimony and talked about his family, friends, and what happened at Kenosha when the two rioters attacked him. He told the jury that the two men had cornered him and that they attacked him. One of the men, Rosenbaum, hit Rittenhouse with his skateboard and the other one pointed a gun at Rittenhouse before he shot both in self defense.
Rittenhouse also stated he believed Rosenbaum had malicious intent and would use his weapon to kill innocent civilians. Rittenhouse told the jury, “If I would’ve let Mr. Rosenbaum take my firearm from me, he would’ve used it and killed me with it and probably killed more people.”
After proving his innocence, Rittenhouse said to the jury “I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself.” Rittenhouse’s testimony lines up with video evidence taken during the horrific event reportedly showing the two rioters attacking Rittenhouse.
Multiple times during the trial, the state prosecution tried to make Rittenhouse confess using different legal tricks. However, the prosecution was unsuccessful. At one point, the state prosecution tried to skirt around the judge and take control of the courtroom, which prompted the judge to tell the state prosecutor to back off.
Because of the rule-breaking behavior by the prosecutors, Rittenhouse’s lawyers demanded a mistrial, and the state and defense lawyers fired exchanges at each other before the Judge declared the state prosecutor acted unconstitutionally. He also told the prosecutor “I said that you were over the line or close to or over the line. . .”
WATCH: Judge in Rittenhouse case berates prosecutor over line of questioning.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 10, 2021
Despite the judge’s obvious displeasure with the prosecution, the court did not rule on the mistrial request right away. But the judge told the jury that closing arguments will take place early next week.
Rittenhouse’s mom sobbed loudly during the trial, which prompted another watcher to console her. Rittenhouse also cried at one point, which prompted a brief recess. Jurors left staring at Rittenhouse as he cried.
You can watch Rittenhouse’s full testimony here:
– John Paluska, CNJ Staff