Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has introduced a bill to award Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal, but it will never get enough support to happen.
Greene introduced a bill Tuesday to give Rittenhouse the award. While the bill’s full text was not immediately available, a summary states that the measure would “award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot.”
The likelihood that Greene’s effort will be successful is low. A bill requesting a Congressional Gold Medal must be co-sponsored by two-thirds of the House and the Senate, both now controlled by Democrats, before it is considered by the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. After it is passed in Congress, the measure must be authorized by the President.
Republicans would need a two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate to pass the bill, and the President would need to sign it.
Donald Trump will voluntarily release his tax returns before President Biden ever agrees to award Kenosha Killer Kyle Rittenhouse the Congressional Gold Medal.
Greene’s bill was such a pandering stunt that there is no full text of the legislation yet. With more Democrats being added to her congressional district, Rep. Greene looks like she is trying to play to her base.
Kyle Rittenhouse is more likely to end up in prison someday than he is to be honored by Congress.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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