On Tuesday, the first episode of Drew Hernandez’s Turning Point USA show "Frontlines" launched, featuring Kyle Rittenhouse.
In this initial episode, Hernandez got a chance to catch up with Rittenhouse following his latest announcement of pursuing litigation over defamatory claims made against him regarding shootings he was involved in August of 2020 in Kenosha.
Hernandez introduces the segment by talking about the widespread defamation that Rittenhouse faced in the aftermath of the August 2020 incident itself.
"One of the top questions I got that people wanted to hear from you was: do you regret any of this? Do you regret going to Kenosha? Do you regret being there, in any way, shape or form?" Hernandez asked.
"I don’t regret defending myself. But hindsight being 20-20, I wish I would’ve never had to go through this. If I would’ve known I was going to be attacked and have to defend myself and then have to fight for my life in a courtroom? I wouldn’t have gone there," Rittenhouse responded.
Hernandez goes on to remind viewers that Rittenhouse ended up in Kenosha in the first place after several nights of Black Lives Matter riots. The damage of which had rioters attacking police, as well as looting and setting properties on fire.
"I was in Kenosha at night one, two nights before you even showed up. Okay, I was the reporter that was there and broke all of that. I was in Chicago, paid for like a $200 Uber because I saw the shooting happened, Jacob Blake, and the rioters were taking bricks to police officers heads, so I was like, alright, you know what, this could be a riot," said Hernandez.
"Showed up, night one, they were already burning down buildings, the car source one and they were looting, they were vandalizing, committing arson. They were literally committing physical assault to people. It was not peaceful in any way, shape or form," he continued, noting that Rittenhouse defended his community when the local government and police "wasn't doing anything."
During the Rittenhouse trial last year, Hernandez was a witness called to the stand to testify about his experiences that evening. Rittenhouse was acquitted of the charges against himself regarding the shooting of three men.
On Monday night, Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson and Fox News that he plans to sue people who made public comments defaming him. He name-dropped personalities like Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and Whoopi Goldberg of The View, to name some examples.