In the Summer of 2020, Virginia police officer William Kelly donated $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense fund.
Last Spring, Kelly was terminated from his job at the Norfolk Police Department, where he was 10 months shy of being a 20-year veteran of the department.
The reason for his termination was the $25 donation.
Now that Kyle Rittenhouse has been found 100% innocent by a jury, Daily Wire host Candace Owens has helped raise over $200,000 for officer Kelly.
“I am so grateful for our police officers,” Owens said.
“I can’t even imagine especially in today’s political climate knowing that you’re fighting for justice and you have an entire ecosystem of horrible people that are constantly fighting against you, fighting to defund you, telling you you’re not allowed to exist unless you side with narratives that are actually lies. So this just makes me so happy.”
Officer Kelly is currently working to get his former job back, and also plans on filing several lawsuits.
Fox News has the latest on this charitable act by Candace Owens:
Conservative commentator Candace Owens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Virginia police officer who was fired for supporting Kyle Rittenhouse.
Owens presented Police Lt. William Kelly a giant check for $202,000 on The Daily Wire's "Candace" after he was let go by the Norfolk Police Department in April for having anonymously contributed to Rittenhouse's defense fund.
In a preview clip first shared with Fox News, Owens told her audience she wanted to offer the ultimate response to the backlash Kelly and his family had faced for "siding with the truth."
"I am so grateful for our police officers," Owens said on Monday. "I can't even imagine especially in today's political climate knowing that you're fighting for justice and you have an entire ecosystem of horrible people that are constantly fighting against you, fighting to defund you, telling you you're not allowed to exist unless you side with narratives that are actually lies. So this just makes me so happy."
"Thank you so much," Kelly told Owens.
Officer William Kelly was fired after donating $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse's legal defense fund.
He spoke with Tucker Carlson about the incident two weeks ago.
Demands of justice for officer Kelly now dominate social media:
Newsweek has more on what officer Kelly had to say about his initial donation to Rittenhouse:
Speaking to the Daily Mail on Friday, Kelly explained why he supported Rittenhouse from the beginning.
He said: "Everything I'm saying is just my personal opinion. I've been a homicide detective, a violent crimes investigator for years. I have a background.
"I watched the video of Rittenhouse before the shooting and the protesters before the shooting and I thought it painted a pretty clear picture that Mr. Rittenhouse had a very strong claim for self-defense.
"I was very surprised when he was charged soon after the shooting with these murders and the shooting of the third victim."
God bless Officer William Kelly, as well as Candace Owens for both doing what is right.