According to Fox News, Illinois Democrat Mary Lemanski attempted to characterize the Christmas parade disaster in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as a sort of retaliation for Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal in Kenosha on Friday, Nov. 19, has resigned from her post.
Lemanski received varied reactions after calling the tragic Wisconsin Christmas parade “karma” for Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal.
According to Anne Sommerkamp, the organization’s executive director, Lemanski resigned from her post as the social media director of the DuPage County Democratic Party on Monday morning, Nov. 22.
On her internet forum, Lemanski dismissed the murder by vehicle tragedy as “just in self-defense.”
In a tweet that has been deleted, Lemanski said, “It was probably just self-defense.”
“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” another tweet stated on Monday morning, Nov. 22, alluding to the driver being held as a person of interest in the Waukesha incident, causing the death of five people dead and 40 others injured.
“I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He came to help people,” She said.
“I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin,” Lemanski went on to say, as the New York Post reported.
“You reap what you sow. It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening,” she wrote in her post that was still online on Monday morning, Nov. 22.
Before Rittenhouse’s acquittal on Friday, Nov. 19, Lemanski seemed to mock the 18-year-old’s self-defense argument.
On Aug. 25, 2020, the young man was charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and reckless endangerment and was acquitted of all charges on Nov. 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