In the wake of his acquittal on all charges in relation to the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year, Kyle Rittenhouse is set to appear in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that will air Monday night.
In a preview of the interview shared by Fox News this Sunday, Rittenhouse claims that he’s actually a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I support peacefully demonstrating,” Rittenhouse, 18, told Carlson. “I believe there needs to be change. I believe there’s a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It’s just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.”
Rittenhouse also told Carson about the fear he felt during the confrontation that led up to the shooting, which took place during riots and protests in Kenosha last year in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
“I tell everybody there what happened,” he said. “I said I had to do it. I was just attacked. I was dizzy. I was vomiting. I couldn’t breathe.”