McCloskeys Support Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘He’s Been Politically Prosecuted, as Were We’

Kyle Rittenhouse is sworn in prior to affirming in his trial at the Kenosha County Court House in Kenosha, Wis., November 10, 2021.
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Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the armed St. Louis couple who challenged Black Lives Matter protesters outside their house in 2015, revealed assistance for Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday as closing arguments in his trial finished up.

Fox News talked to the couple minutes from the Kenosha County Court house where Rittenhouse deals with murder charges after he shot 3 individuals, eliminating 2, while he was hitting the deck in the street being beaten by numerous assaulters in the middle of a riot in August 2020. Rittenhouse and his lawyers have actually kept that he was acting in self-defense.

“We feel for Mr. Rittenhouse,” Mark McCloskey informed Fox News. “We feel he acted in self-defense.”

“We think he’s been politically prosecuted, as were we, and we’re hoping that the jury find him not guilty on all counts and that he can go home a free man,” he included.

Mark McCloskey based on the yard of their house shrieking and pointing a semiautomatic rifle at protesters. His better half then joined him with a semiautomatic pistol, chewing out protesters to “go” and pointing it at them. No shots were fired.

Numerous have actually protected the McCloskeys, stating they were lawfully securing their $1.15 million home. The couple heard a loud turmoil and saw a big group of individuals break an iron gate significant with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” indications, according to a cops report.

Missouri guv Mike Parson pardoned the McCloskeys in August after Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree attack and was fined $750, while Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000.

McCloskey informed Fox News that Rittenhouse is a “young man” who was “doing the best he could to help his country and to save businesses up here in Kenosha, and as his reward, he’s having the rest of his life threatened.”

McCloskey stated he had actually taken a trip to Kenosha to reveal assistance however that he did not wish to trigger any diversions from the case.

“I’m not going to show up to the courthouse until the jury is out so that we don’t get accused of interfering in any way of the results,” he stated.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.