Kenosha GOP chair excuses Rittenhouse vigilante killings: '80% support what Kyle did'
Erin Decker appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Kenosha County Republican Party Chair Erin Decker on Tuesday appeared to offer a defense of alleged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, who is accused of killing two people while they were protesting the death of Jacob Blake.


In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Decker praised President Donald Trump for "sending in the troops" to respond to the protests.

When it came to Rittenhouse, the GOP chair had nothing negative to say.

"I believe the same people that support Donald Trump and are happy that he came into the city or sent troops into the city -- and that includes Republicans and independents and Democrats -- I believe they are same people that support Kyle Rittenhouse," Decker opined.

The Republican leader suggested that Rittenhouse is innocent because "it looks like it's self defense."

"Talking to people around the area, I would say about 80% support what Kyle did," Decker added. "And 20% is probably, you know, that can't stand Donald Trump and can't stand that he's a conservative or Republican and they're just going to attack anything that resembles that."

Decker said that she knows "a bunch of people" who took the law into their own hands to defend their businesses against alleged looting.

Watch the video below from Fox News.