Chris Christie Says Rittenhouse Should Never Have Been Charged for Kenosha Shootings
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that prosecutors should not have brought charges against Kyle Rittenhouse, and argued that they caved to public opinion.
Rittenhouse on Friday was found not guilty of all charges — first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree intentional homicide and attempted first-degree intentional homicide — after he had been on trial for shooting and killing two men, and injuring a third during a riot in Kenosha, WI last year.
Christie, a former prosecutor, said the evidence showed that the charges against Rittenhouse were not warranted.
"Those charges should never have been brought. And, you know, prosecutors are not supposed to give in to the whims of the public," Christie said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."
"They’re not supposed to give in — give in to public opinion," he continued. "You’re supposed to dispassionately look at the facts and the evidence and decide whether they support charges."