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Rep. Boebert says Kyle Rittenhouse has ‘bigger intentions than being an intern in Congress’

Representative Lauren Boebert said Kyle Rittenhouse has “bigger intentions” than working as a congressional intern.

Rittenhouse was offered multiple internships by GOP representatives after his trial. Boebert discussed meeting Rittenhouse at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in an interview with Sebastian Gorka.

According to Newsweek, Boebert said the 18-year-old was “such a sweetheart.” Boebert added, “And Dr. Gorka, I have to tell you, the very first thing that he said was he saw our interview together talking about him interning in my office and how – remember I brought up that it was unfair, Madison Cawthorn wanted to challenge me to an arm-wrestling contest over Mr. Rittenhouse, and I said ‘I’m not going up against those muscles, I will challenge you to a sprint.’ And Kyle mentioned that, and he just loved it.”

When asked if the deal was made with Kyle, Boebert answered, “You know, he’s gonna come out and visit some of us, but I think he has bigger intentions than being an intern in Congress.”

Rittenhouse has also confirmed that he has no intention of accepting any internships. He had hoped to re-enroll at Arizona State University so he could pursue a career in nursing, rather than have a career in politics.

Rittenhouse has been lifted up by conservatives since his acquittal last month, as they celebrate the protection of the Second Amendment. At Amfest he was asked if would be suing media outlets for the coverage of his case, and he stated he was unsure. “But some accountability’s coming, I’d be on the lookout,” he said.

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: CNN

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