Democratic boosters and others called for a mistrial in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse after Judge Bruce Schroeder cell phone went off mid-hearing, playing “God Bless The U.S.A.”
Schroeder’s phone went off momentarily in court on Wednesday and the judge’s mic picked up his ringtone, broadcasting it to the courtroom and those watching the proceedings online. Schroeder, appearing annoyed, immediately silenced his phone and moved on with the trial.
Critics said that the ringtone was evidence of bias because former President Donald Trump would also play the Lee Greenwood song at his campaign rallies. One prominent progressive, Bryan Behar, claimed the patriotic song is the “MAGA national anthem.”