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A Democrat from Illinois called the Christmas parade massacre “karma” for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
Mary Lemanski, who is identified as the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, dismissed the tragedy as “just self-defense.”
“I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin,” Lemanski wrote, according to Fox News.
“You reap what you sow. It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening,” she then added in a tweet.
Just days after the not-guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, a suspect identified as Darrell E. Brooks allegedly drove his SUV through a crowd at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The attack killed five people, some of whom were children. More than 40 people were injured.
This occurred only 23 miles from Kenosha, Wisconsin where Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and killed two people who participated in a violent “Black Lives Matter” riot a year ago. A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty.
As of now, there is no evidence or indication that any of the suspect’s anti-Trump political views or frustration over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict had anything to do with the deadly attack. Brooks made a number of posts to social media that revealed his viewpoints.
“It was probably just self-defense,” Lemanski wrote in a tweet that appears to have since been deleted, according to Fox News.
“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” another tweet, which was still online Monday morning, read.
Lemanski faced major backlash over her remarks.
“Seriously how does it feel to completely flush your career down the toilet via tweet? Was it fun?” one person responded.
“What career. She’s yeah and will always be. The entire country will see her tweets tomorrow and she will never recover,” another person said..
A third person responded, “I hope you never know the pain of losing a child. I hope the parents of those lost today in Waukesha never know you. I feel sad for both you and them.”
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Lemanski appeared to be mocking Rittenhouse’s self-defense claim before the 18-year-old was acquitted Friday of charges of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27, on Aug. 25, 2020.
On Monday morning, Lemanski said in a tweet: “I’m going to Hell because I already made a deal with the Devil that nobody else on Earth will go to Hell if I go. So, you’re welcome.”
Lemanski then posted the link to a report in The Hill about NAACP president Derrick Johnson calling the acquittal a “warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed.”
She wrote: “Oh look! I was right! NAACP president calls Rittenhouse verdict ‘a warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed”…
On Nov. 15, Lemanski wrote on Facebook about a “white wing group” trying to prevent her from speaking at a school board meeting.
She later accused the group of being “fascists” who shut down “all opposing viewpoints.”