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My case shouldn’t have been political, “it was the right to self-defense during the trial”

In an interview aired in Monday’s edition of Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kyle Rittenhouse said his case was about self-defense, “shouldn’t have been a political affair. It was a political affair. It had nothing to do with race ”, and that if he had been convicted,“ no one would ever have the privilege of defending their life against attackers ”.

Rittenhouse said, [relevant remarks begin around 7:05] “I have never seen something so polarizing in my life. When it’s right – it’s obvious self-defense, if you look at the case, you look at the facts, whatever your opinion or position [on] this. It wasn’t a – it wasn’t a political affair. It shouldn’t have been a political affair. It was a political affair. It had nothing to do with race, and the way people twist it, it’s just disgusting. “

He later added: “[I]It wasn’t Kyle Rittenhouse on trial in Wisconsin. It was the right to self-defense during a trial. And if I was convicted, no one would be able – no one would ever have the privilege of defending their life against abusers. “

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