Arizona Student Republican Group Raising Money For Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse
Credit: Facebook
August 30, 2020

College Republicans United appears to be the even more wacked out version of Republicans on the ASU campus, or so I've gathered. A splinter group too radical for the more mainstream ASU College Republicans. The photo above might be their entire membership for all I know, but even a small group of nutjobs can cause real damage. To their seriousness of purpose, beyond the shameful act of trying to raise money for a 17-year-old alleged murderer, the CRU told the Arizona Republic, "they do not speak to journalists with pronouns on their Twitter page" and to "get a real job" when contacted for comment on the fundraiser. Make of that what you will. Presumably, they want attention. This action will get it for them.

Source: AZCentral

A conservative student organization at Arizona State University announced on Friday that they will be accepting donations to support the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with homicide in the killing of two people at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

College Republicans United, which split from the more mainline ASU College Republicans chapter in recent years, tweeted that a portion of the funds collected for the group would be donated to Rittenhouse.

"He does not deserve to have his entire life destroyed because of the actions of violent anarchists during a lawless riot," CRU stated in a tweet.

The tweet linked to a page on their website, which detailed how the organization believes Rittenhouse traveled to Kenosha county to help clean graffiti and provide private security to businesses affected by protests.

"Kyle Rittenhouse is not a vigilante but a citizen who attempted to help in a city in chaos," the website read.

Rittenhouse is facing a first-degree intentional homicide charge and five other charges for shooting three people, two fatally, during unrest on Tuesday night in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake.

CRU told The Arizona Republic "they do not speak to journalists with pronouns on their Twitter page" and to "get a real job" when contacted for comment on the fundraiser.

Their tweet included the usual victim shaming. Vile.

And a tweet from AZCentral.

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