Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants Congressional Gold Medal For Kyle Rittenhouse


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a bill this week to award Congress’ highest honor to Kyle Rittenhouse, less than one week after the teenager was found not guilty in his homicide trial.

The Georgia Republican introduced the bill on Tuesday. A summary of the bill says the measure would “award a Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle H. Rittenhouse, who protected the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020.”

To be successful, Congressional Gold Medal requests need to be co-sponsored by two-thirds in both chambers of Congress — which are currently controlled by Democrats — making the chances of Greene’s bill succeeding very low. After it is co-sponsored, the bill would then be considered by the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs before being authorized by the president.

The honor is awarded to individuals and groups “to express public gratitude for distinguished contributions, dramatize the virtues of patriotism, and perpetuate the remembrance of great events,” according to the Congressional Research Service.

Past recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal are George Washington, golfer Jack Nicklaus, astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Tuskegee Airmen, Rosa Parks, Pope John Paul II, and baseball player Jackie Robinson.

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