Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a bill this week to award Congress’ highest honor to Kyle Rittenhouse, less than one week after the teenager was found not guilty in his homicide trial.
The Georgia Republican introduced the bill on Tuesday. A summary of the bill says 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 on August 25, 2020.”
To be successful, Congressional Gold Medal requests need to be co-sponsored by two-thirds in both chambers of Congress — which are currently controlled by Democrats — making the chances of Greene’s bill succeeding very low. After it is co-sponsored, the bill would then be considered by the