Mark and Patricia McCloskey were spotted in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Monday, which marked the beginning of the jury’s deliberations in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Footage captured the McCloskeys standing in front of the courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and then followed them walking along the sidewalk beside a handful of photographers and a cameraman. A group of unseen individuals can be heard shouting, “No justice, no peace!”
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) November 16, 2021
“We feel for Mr. Rittenhouse,” Mark told Fox News on Monday. “We feel he acted in self-defense. We think he’s been politically prosecuted, as we were, and we’re hoping that the jury finds him not guilty on all counts and that he can go home a free man.”
Mark told the outlet that Rittenhouse made an effort to “help his country and to save businesses” in his community. He said the couple will not enter the courthouse while the jury is present in order to avoid any accusations of interference.
“As his reward, he’s having the rest of his life threatened,” he continued. (RELATED: Rittenhouse Prosecutor: ‘You Lose Your Right To Self-Defense When You’re The One Who Brought The Gun’)
Rittenhouse stands trial for the fatal shootings of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, as well as for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, with an AR-15 style rifle on the night of Aug. 25, 2020.
The couple gained notoriety after pointing their firearms at a group of Black Lives Matter rioters who trespassed onto their property in St. Louis, Missouri on June 28, 2020. Mark pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was charged a $750 fine and Patricia to misdemeanor harassment and a $2,000 fine in June 2021.
Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardoned the McCloskeys from all of their charges in August. The governor previously referred to the couple as “law-abiding citizens” during a July appearance on “Hannity.”
“I will do everything within the Constitution of the State of Missouri to protect law-abiding citizens and those people are exactly that,” Parson told Fox News host Sean Hannity in July. “They are law-abiding citizens, and they’re being attacked frankly by a political process that’s really unfortunate.”
The prosecution and the defense presented their closing arguments to the jury Monday, opening up the jury’s deliberation process.