Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is putting forth a bill that would allow the Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to Kyle Rittenhouse, RawStory reports.
The bill, seeks 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.”
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution. As The Hill points out, the bill is likely to be shot down in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate. It has no co-sponsors.
“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.
Rittenhouse was recently acquitted of all charged related to the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of another during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.