Candidate draws criticism over meme about Wisconsin shooting

Sep 2, 2020


Credit Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Republican congressional nominee is facing criticism for a social media post, which he later deleted, of a meme that appeared to support a teenager charged with  killing two people during protests in Wisconsin. 

Barry Moore, the Republican nominee for the 2nd Congressional District,  posted the memes Saturday including one showing Kyle Rittenhouse carrying a rifle. Rittenhouse faces homicide charges in connection with the deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The teen's attorney maintains he acted in self-defense.

Moore later deleted the post and apologized for its graphic nature.