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Kyle Rittenhouse Advises Young Conservatives On Campus To Get Involved



Kyle Rittenhouse appeared on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ to discuss the negative responses he received during a recent event at the University of Memphis.

The 21-year-old was greeted with hostility during his planned speech and was unable to talk about intended topics, like the Milwaukee BLM riot.

“I got to speak for about 2 to 3 minutes and then nobody would hear me out. So I said, okay, let’s roll into Q&A. And I had about 30 minutes of a Q&A going back and forth and talking to these people, and they didn’t seem to want to listen,” Rittenhouse explained.

“There were some people that I had a pretty good dialog with, but nobody really cared. Everybody just wanted to make a scene and be disrespectful and cause chaos.”

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Rittenhouse said the root cause of the issue stemmed from the University of Memphis unexpectedly revoking their ticketing system, Turning Point USA – leaving students scrambling for seats to the event.

“[The university] uses it to vet people to make sure that they go to that campus… and make sure that what happened yesterday doesn’t happen,” he told Ingraham.

“Their own ticketing system alerted the protesters before anybody else that this is the ticketing system in place so that the protesters can go ahead and book all of the tickets and either not show up, stage a mass walkout, or just harass me.”
Ingraham took the opportunity to point out the left’s hypocrisy by insisting that if the same treatment had been given to a trans athlete by conservatives, the news would be all over it.

“I mean, this would be a national news story that nobody would stop talking about,” she said. “But in this case, this is just accepted behavior.”

Who is Kyle Rittenhouse?

Kyle Rittenhouse, a young man from Antioch, Illinois, became a nationally recognized figure following the events of August 25, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. At 17, Rittenhouse traveled to Kenosha amid protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, aiming to protect businesses and provide medical aid. The situation escalated, and he fatally shot two men and injured a third. He was subsequently charged with multiple counts, including first-degree intentional homicide, but was acquitted on all charges in November 2021.

Rittenhouse’s life was profoundly affected by the incident. “I never wanted to be a public figure. I was homeless as a small child and raised in government-subsidized housing. My goal was to be a cop or a paramedic. I went to Kenosha to help my community—not become a whipping boy in the national debate. In less than three minutes, the direction of my life was horribly altered when I was forced to defend myself with deadly force. So much was said and written about me that was not true. Now, for the first time, I want to tell my story. My name is Kyle Rittenhouse. I was attacked. I defended myself. I was prosecuted. I was acquitted.”