Apparently, American judges can no longer be proud of their country.
Otherwise, liberals may see them as potentially biased.
This has certainly been the case in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse — the 18-year-old currently facing homicide and other charges in the shootings of three men during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25, 2020 — where the judge, Bruce Schroeder, is currently being accused of bias for having a “God Bless the U.S.A.” ringtone on his phone.
The court was made aware of this fact when the judge’s phone began to ring during court proceedings.
Coming back from lunch, Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense team argues that the prosecution is purposely aiming for a mistrial.
Meanwhile, the judge’s phone rings. The ringtone is Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A” pic.twitter.com/xGY3dJd4e4
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 10, 2021
On Twitter, independent left-wing journalist Aaron Rupar has suggested such a ringtone proves the judge’s bias, with many leftists agreeing and sharing his message.
The Rittenhouse judge’s ring tone is literally Trump’s rally theme song. Draw your own conclusions. https://t.co/g7ynaQsPmc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 10, 2021
Some of Rupar’s followers have drawn similar conclusions.
Biased judge for the defense = defendant will walk, judge will assure it! https://t.c