Prosecutors led ‘clown show’ of firearms mistruths in Rittenhouse trial: Dana Loesch

Conservative talker Dana Loesch ripped a prosecutor in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial for what she views as his inability to get several facts straight about firearms.

Loesch, a talk show host and former spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, said that Kenosha County attorneys Thomas Binger and James Krause were part of a “clown show” prosecution against Rittenhouse over what appeared to be their lack of understanding surrounding firearms.

In an interview with “Fox News Primetime,” Loesch also said that Binger showed his unfamiliarity with guns and the need for elemental firearms instruction by flagging the entire courtroom gallery when he mishandled an AR-15 style rifle during testimony, having his finger on the trigger and not properly shouldered.

She went on to compare Binger and Kraus to the two cartoonish characters played by John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell in the 2008 movie, “Step Brothers.”

“After some of the arguments that I have heard from what I’m calling ‘Brennan & Dale of the Step Brothers law firm’ – [Binger] flags the entire courtroom and jury – and to be honest I’m surprised that a bailiff or … a state trooper in the courtroom didn’t intervene,” she told Fox News.

“Something else in the closing argument that [was] interesting to me; Kraus, a.k.a. Dale Doback [said], ‘oh, there is no left- or right-handed firearms.’ Well, actually there is,” Loesch said.

The talk show host and conservative personality went on to note that she thinks Rittenhouse, who has been charged with murdering Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum during rioting in Kenosha, Wis., in August 2020, demonstrated better handling of his firearm during courtroom exhibit videos from last year than the prosecutors attempting to convict him.

She also lashed out at the mainstream media and political left for attempting to make the case about race despite the fact that Rittenhouse, the two who were killed, and a third man he wounded are all white.

“All I saw was a white convicted pedophile who got out of a mental institution and decided to go to a riot and help burn down Black-owned businesses, another white domestic abuser whose charges included strangulation and kidnapping, and another white criminal who was carrying a firearm,” Loesch said.

Rittenhouse defense lawyer Mark Richards noted in court filings dating from July that Rosenbaum had been convicted in Arizona in 2002 of having sex with a minor and therefore was prohibited from possessing any firearms.

On Monday, Judge Bruce Schroeder tossed out a misdemeanor charge of a minor in possession of a firearm after the defense successfully argued that a loophole in Wisconsin law allowed for Rittenhouse, then 17, to be in possession of the weapon he was carrying on the night in question.

His defense attorneys argued that the law contains an exemption that would allow a 17-year-old to openly carry a rifle if it did not have a barrel shorter than 16 inches or an overall length of fewer than 26 inches, according to reports.

“Schroeder said the Wisconsin law was poorly written, and that the shorter barrel size of the rifle Rittenhouse carried meant he didn’t violate that law,” CBS Chicago reported.

Jon Dougherty


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