Madison Cawthorn celebrates Rittenhouse verdict by telling followers to 'be armed, be dangerous'
Madison Cawthorn (Screen Grab)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) on Friday celebrated Kyle Rittenhouse's not guilty verdict by encouraging his followers to arm themselves.

The right-wing congressman posted a video shortly after the Rittenhouse verdict in which he called the jury's decision a victory for freedom.

"Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty, my friends!" he said. "You have a right to defend yourself! Be armed, be dangerous, and be moral!"

Cawthorn also posted a text message on the video offering Rittenhouse an internship at his office.

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Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts after the state of Wisconsin charged him with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18 and failure to comply with an emergency order were dismissed.

Watch the Cawthorn video below.