Fox's Martha MacCallum: “Is it okay for citizens to take it into their own hands?”

Mercedes Schlapp: “If it's self-defense, they have the right to self-defense”

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Citation From the August 31, 2020, edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum

MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): But Mercedes, I would like to go back again and ask you the question because you didn't answer it. With regard to Kyle Rittenhouse, and I spoke just a few minutes ago to Senator Rand Paul, and everybody will hear that interview in just a moment. But he said, you know, I asked him about that case, and we don't know what happened in that case and I think that's all anybody should be saying at this point about that case because it's under investigation. 
We don't know if Kyle Rittenhouse will be found guilty in those murders or not. But what Rand Paul said was, no, you cannot walk down the streets, you know, with a rifle as a private citizen in the middle of these situations. What you should do is stay away from these places. So, why did we not hear that from the president? 


MERCEDES SCHLAPP (TRUMP CAMPAIGN SENIOR ADVISOR): We need to make sure that the police have the resources they need to do their job. And that is not what the Democrat line is, they want to defund the police, they want to re-route resources --

MACCALLUM: And if they don't, is it okay for citizens to take it into their own hands? 
SCHLAPP: If they have to -- if it's self-defense, they have the right to self-defense. We'll see, under this case, it's under investigation, it was the President's opinion that in the -- with this video in and of itself, that Kyle -- looked like they were trying to kill him. So, he responded.