Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse offering 'advice' on new YouTube channel
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Kyle Rittenhouse is taking his fame from the shootings in Kenosha in Aug. 2020 and developing a YouTube channel to create videos about guns and to talk " ... about the 2nd amendment with all of you."
The 19-year-old was famously found not guilty of murder and other charges after shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha and Anthony Huber of Silver Lake, while also wounding Gaige Grosskreutz from West Allis, during a protest in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Since that verdict, he has become a celebrity among the American political right as a gun rights advocate, being featured on conservative political television commentary programs, speaking at events held by conservative Turning Point USA and meeting with former President Donald Trump.
Rittenhouse's YouTube channel debuted on Sunday, Oct. 16 with a 35-second video featuring clips where he shoots various firearms at a target range and from a vehicle.
He credits popular gun-focused YouTuber Brandon Herrera, who speaks alongside Rittenhouse in the channel's first video, for helping launch the channel. Herrera said to expect "advice" on the channel, with no specifics regarding content beyond that.
Rittenhouse acknowledged those who have been fans of his over the past two years, saying, "Thank you guys very much for continuing to support me."
Funds are currently being raised online by Rittenhouse to battle the civil suits he has been named in, including a suit by Anthony Huber's estate.