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Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., challenged Rep. Madison Cawthorn to "a sprint" over who would get to hire Kyle Rittenhouse as a congressional intern.

"Now I do have some colleagues on the Hill who have, just like me, offered Kyle Rittenhouse an internship in their office," she told Newsmax host Sebastian Gorka, a former aide to Donald Trump, during a Tuesday interview.

"And Madison Cawthorn, he said that he would arm wrestle me for this Kyle Rittenhouse internship. But Madison Cawthorn has some pretty big guns, and so I would like to challenge him to a sprint instead."

"Let's make this fair," she said of a race against Cawthorn, who uses a wheelchair.

"Allow me to arm wrestle him on your behalf," Gorka responded. "I love a good arm wrestle and I would be happy – Madison's a buddy – I'd be happy to arm wrestle him on your behalf."

Last week, Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges in a weeks-long jury trial over his shooting of three men during the Kenosha unrest in Wisconsin last year. Immediately following the ruling, which critics saw as a shining example of white privilege, Boebert and other lawmakers of her extremist ilk celebrated.

"Today is a great day for the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense," Boebert tweeted. "Kyle Rittenhouse is not guilty on all counts! Glory to God!"

Since his acquittal, the 18-year old Rittenhouse has been casually offered congressional internships by a number of Republican lawmakers aside from Boebert, including Cawthorn, Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.

In a video released last week, Cawthorn released a video commanding his followers to be "armed and dangerous" following the controversial ruling, along the caption: "Kyle: If you want an internship, reach out to me."

Rittenhouse's attorney, Mark Richards, who represented him during the trial, has called the internship offers "disgusting."

"They're raising money on it, and you have all these Republican congressmen saying come work for me," Richards said. "They want to trade on his celebrity, and I think it's disgusting."

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    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) claimed on Sunday that President Joe Biden‘s Covid vaccine policy has “made it more difficult in rural states like Mississippi to get more and more people vaccinated.”

    During the interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Reeves underscored his support for the vaccine — mentioning that he publicly received his shots — but slammed any type of mandate.

    “I actually took my shots on Facebook Live, and I don’t like shots very much, Chuck,” Reeves said. “But that was my way in which of telling the people of Mississippi that I think this is the best way for you to protect yourselves but I also believe in individual liberties, and I believe in freedoms, and I believe individuals can make their own decision what’s best for them after they talk to their physician.”

    Reeves took issue with Biden’s vaccine policy, which would require businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate vaccinations or require weekly Covid testing. The implementation of the rule was paused by a federal appeals court, and the Biden administration has challenged the move.

    Asked by Todd whether campaigns against mandates have sent the wrong message about the vaccine, Reeves replied that he thinks “the president’s insistence on mandating them have hardened” some individuals against getting the vaccine.

    Reeves said that Biden’s move “flies in the face of what he said throughout the campaign” and is “one of the reasons his poll numbers are so low.”

    He went on to say that many unvaccinated people in Mississippi already had the virus and were considering getting the vaccine as their natural immunity waned, “but the president’s insistence on mandating them have hardened them against it.”

    “So I actually think it’s the president’s policies that have made it more difficult in rural states like Mississippi to get more and more people vaccinated,” he continued, adding that vaccination rates have continued to increase in the state.

    According to the state health department, just over 1.4 million people in Mississippi are fully vaccinated as of Nov. 24 (about 47% of the state’s population).

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