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Wendy Rittenhouse, the mother of Kyle Rittenhouse, appears on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Nov. 11, 2021. |

Rittenhouse’s family considers suing President Joe Biden

Rittenhouse’s mother, Wendy, appeared on “Fox & Friends” Saturday, where co-host Rachel Campos Duffy asked her if her son planned to “file a defamation suit or in some way do something about, especially the President of the United States … defaming him.”

“Our lawyers are going to handle that,” she responded.

Duffy was referring to an ad made by the campaign of then-candidate Joe Biden.

The ad featured audio from the first presidential debate between Biden and former President Donald Trump. Host Chris Wallace asked Trump to “condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities, as we saw in Kenosha, and as we’ve seen in Portland.”

As Wallace spoke, a picture of Rittenhouse and his AR-15 walking through the streets of Kenosha appeared on screen, suggesting that the teen was a white supremacist. Biden tweeted out the ad the day after the debate, alleging that “There’s no other way to put it: the president of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night.” 

On an appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity” Thursday, Wendy Rittenhouse declared that Biden “defamed him.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., a member of the group of progressive lawmakers known as “the Squad,” has suggested that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist. Another member of “the Squad,” Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called him a “domestic terrorist.” 

Ryan Foley is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: ryan.foley@christianpost.com

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