Leftist ideologues are tenacious when it comes to their worldview.
Even when they are swatted down by the courts for their behavior, they often come back for more.
And now Kyle Rittenhouse is getting sued by the man who tried to kill him.
Three years ago, the then 17-year old Rittenhouse took to the streets with an AR-style semi-automatic rifle after the death of Jacob Blake.
He said he did so in an effort to protect businesses from damage amid the civil unrest that was spiraling out of control.
Rittenhouse was charged with two counts of homicide for fatally shooting two people and with one count of attempted homicide for shooting a man named Gaige Grosskreutz.
But he was acquitted on all charges in a high-profile case that took place in November of 2021.
Grosskretuz even testified that he pointed his pistol at Rittenhouse first before he was shot in the arm.
But now he’s back with a lawsuit against Rittenhouse, Wisconsin police, and state officials.
The suit alleges that they “conspired” to allow armed individuals patrol the streets and “mete out justice as they saw fit.”
The lawsuit is seeking “damages for emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering on all claims, and punitive damages.”
In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse called the lawsuit “very frustrating and upsetting.”
“This is, honestly, to me, an attack on our Second Amendment rights and our rights to self-defense,” Rittenhouse said. “And it’s saying if you use your God-given right to self-defense, they’re going to come after you. If you went to court, you’re acquitted, rightfully so, they’re going to take you to civil court, and they’re going to file. They’re going to take you for everything you’re worth. They’re going to drive you into bankruptcy and drown you in a mountain of legal bills.”
Carlson called the suit an attempt to “destroy people” who stand up to the mob and defend themselves.
When he asked who was funding the lawsuit, Rittenhouse said he was not sure.
“All I know is that there’s a powerhouse of attorneys behind Gaige Grosskreutz,” Rittenhouse answered. “And I have Mark Richards, and I know we’re going to win in court, but it’s going to be expensive. It’s going to cost a lot of money to fight. These attorneys are very powerful. They want me to go away, but they want to drown me in these legal bills, and they want to sue me and pretty much not allow me to live a normal 20-year-old life.”
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.