But according to Mary Lemanski, the social media director for the Democratic Party in Dupage County, Illinois, the people of Wisconsin deserve what they got.
“Someone who believes in reaping what you sow,” Lemanski wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “Wisconsin put that bad energy out there. It came back real fast.”
Lemanski, seemingly enjoying the scene from a distance while practicing her smug political takes, continued to pile on to the people of Wisconsin.
“You reap what you sow, Wisconsin,” she added later.
And she didn’t stop there. She later explicitly drew a connection between the murdering spree and the Rittenhouse decision from last week.
“The blood of Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children.”
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 22, 2021
“The blood of Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens,” she wrote. “Even the children.”
Darrell Brooks—the current person of interest and probable killer—has an extensive criminal record and had previously made posts on social media threatening to run people over, according to conservative journalist Andy Ngo.
He also has been a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter and other black nationalist and black violent extremist causes.
But Lemanski continued to use the occasion of 40 people being injured and at least five being killed to score more apparent political points for her side.
“It was probably just self-defense,” she remarked, alluding to the Rittenhouse trial.
She also suggested that Brooks only wanted to help people by hitting the innocent parade-goers.
“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” she wrote another tweet. “I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He came to help people.”