Tucker Carlson: Rittenhouse Shot a 'Child Rapist' Who Was 'Trying to Touch a Minor'
'Joseph Rosenbaum died as he had lived; trying to touch an unwilling minor'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has weighed in on the Kyle Rittenhouse case, arguing that the teen shot a convicted "child rapist" in self-defense because he was "trying to touch an unwilling minor."
Carlson was commenting on the latest developments from the Rittenhouse trial during his show on Wednesday night.
During the segment, Carlson discussed one of the individuals involved in the incident, Joseph Rosenbaum.
"In a move that surprised lawyers everywhere, Rittenhouse took the stand in his own defense,” Carlson said.
"That is unusual in criminal cases, and it’s especially unusual in murder trials, and the reason is simple: The stakes are too high," he noted.
"One wrong answer in a cross-examination and you could wind up spending life in prison."
"But this case was different," Carlson explained.
"By the time he testified today, Kyle Rittenhouse had already won the case,” he claimed.
"At this point, there was no remaining doubt that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense during the riots last summer in Kenosha; every shot Rittenhouse fired was captured on videotape and from multiple angles,” Carlson opined.
"Every single witness who testified this week at the trial confirmed exactly what happened.
"And here are the facts of it: A convicted child rapist called Joseph Rosenbaum was released from a mental hospital and then went directly to join the mob that was burning downtown Kenosha.”
"Once he got to the riot, Rosenbaum saw Kyle Rittenhouse and immediately threatened to kill him,” Carlson claimed.
"Rosenbaum then chased Rittenhouse and tried to pull the gun from his hands.
"When he did that, Kyle Rittenhouse shot him.
"So, Joseph Rosenbaum died as he had lived, trying to touch an unwilling minor.”
Tucker Carlson weighs in on the latest developments from the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, including the following line: “A rapist called Joseph Rosenbaum … died as he had lived, trying to touch an unwilling minor.” pic.twitter.com/HwWxe4IaXF— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) November 11, 2021
Even left-wing "fact-checker" Snopes confirmed Rosenbaum’s criminal history:
…yes, at age 19, Rosenbaum was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing five children — all boys between the ages of 9 and 11 — in Arizona’s Pima County in early 2002, according to his case file obtained via a public records request by Snopes.
The documents said Rosenbaum was temporarily living with the boys’ parents after his mother had kicked him out for disobeying her rules about one month earlier.
Over the course of his weeks-long stay, Rosenbaum molested the boys, showed them porn, and performed oral sex on them, among other offenses, the documents showed.
He was sentenced to prison for roughly 15 years, and authorities believed at the time “his risk to recidivate being of great concern to the community” considering the victims’ gender and age.