After the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy that left five dead and more than 40 injured, an Illinois Democrat reportedly described a link between the incident on Sunday, November 21, and the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse from a mocking booth. Rittenhouse was released from all charges on Friday, November 19, after being charged with killing two men and wounding one in August 2020.
In a series of mocking social media posts, which have now likely been removed, Democrat Mary Lemanski said, “It was probably just self-defense.” His tweet referred to the acquittal of Rittenhouse, who was recently found not guilty and is alleged to have acted in self-defense when he killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum, 26-year-old Anthony Huber, and 28-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz during the race. riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020.
Illinois Democrat Mary Lemanski tried to describe the Christmas parade disaster in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as a kind of retaliation for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Friday, November 19, she has resigned from office .
Lemanski received mixed reactions after calling the tragic Wisconsin Christmas parade “karma” for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
According to Anne Sommerkamp, executive director of the organization, Lemanski resigned her position as director of social media for the DuPage County Democratic Party on Monday morning, November 22.
On his Internet forum, Lemanski called the Waukesha tragedy where a man hit people with his car and justified it by saying it was “only in self-defense.”
Before Rittenhouse’s acquittal on Friday, November 19, Lemanski appeared to scoff at the 18-year-old’s self-defense argument.
On August 25, 2020, the young man was charged with murder, attempted murder, and reckless negligence and was acquitted of all charges on November 19.
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Waukesha.We are aware of statements made by a former member of our organization and find them to be incredibly insensitive and not in alignment of who we are as an organization. Our organization does not support hate in any form
— DuPage Democrats (@DuPage_Dems) November 22, 2021