The president and vice president of the student body at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-LC) have condemned “white nationalism” following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse.
In a press release issued earlier this week, Jared Zwettler and K.C. Cayo rebuked the Rittenhouse ruling while saying they stand in “solidarity” with the “friends and families” of the three white men he shot in self-defense.
The pair also took the opportunity to virtue signal their opposition to what they called “targeted” attacks on “communities of color” taking place throughout the state.
“The courts have failed to hold the perpetrator accountable for the harm that he caused,” their statement reads. “It is heartbreaking that Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber do not get to live out the rest of their lives with their friends and families while the perpetrator gets to walk free.”
Another University weighing in on the Rittenhouse trial. Our education system is so biased and broken pic.twitter.com/X5KSg8gEGF
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) November 23, 2021
“On our campus and in the La Crosse community, we stand in solidarity with our neighbors, friends, colleagues, and fellow students who continue to fight for justice,” it added.
Rosenbaum, 36, was a convicted pedophile, having been sentenced to over 10 years in prison in 2002 for numerous child molestation charges.
He also had an open case of domestic abuse and bail jumping — as well as dozens of disciplinary infractions — against him at the time of his death. He threatened to, and tried to take, Rittenhouse’s gun and kill him on the night he died.
Huber, who also served time behind bars, had a similar criminal history. He assaulted Rittenhouse with a skateboard as a mob was chasing him when he was then shot in the chest.
K.C. Cayo has a long history of left-wing activism. Aside from listing “they” and “them” as her preferred pronouns on her student body profile page, she garnered a small amount national media attention in 2019 after confronting Joe Biden on the campaign trail over his previous support for the Hyde Amendment.
The amendment blocks taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion.
Cayo is also involved with the pro-abortion Women’s March. On her Instagram page, she describes herself as queer, non-binary, and intersex. Earlier this year, she unsuccessfully ran a write-in campaign for La Crosse City Council.
Stephen Kokx, M.A., is a journalist for LifeSiteNews. He previously worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago under the late Francis Cardinal George. A former community college instructor, Stephen has written and spoken extensively about Catholic social teaching and politics. His essays have appeared in such outlets as Catholic Family News and CatholicVote.org.