Rittenhouse tells Tucker Carlson, 'I support the BLM movement'

In a new interview, the recently cleared teenager discusses prosecutorial misconduct and the need for change

Updated: November 22, 2021 - 8:40am

Kyle Rittenhouse, acquitted Friday of the fatal shooting of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the 2020 summer riots, says he supports the Black Lives Matter movement, amid criticism that he supports white supremacy.

"I'm not a racist person. I support the BLM movement. I support peacefully demonstration," the 18-year-old says in an excerpt of an inclusive interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson set to air Monday evening.

The jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all five of the counts he faced, which included intentional homicide.

His attorneys successfully argued their client, a white male, was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded a third person, all white males.

The teenager said he was on the scene in Kenosha to help defend businesses that were likely going to be damaged during the riots that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who had been in a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

In the interview, Rittenhouse also talks to Carlson about his experience with the legal system and his belief that change is necessary.

"I believe there needs to be change," he said. "I believe there's a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, not just in my case but in other cases. It's just amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of someone.