Former President Trump has told Ashli Babbitt’s family members that “there must be justice” about the shooting of the veteran during the Jan. 6 protest.
Babbitt was killed by an unidentified officer as she attempted to go unarmed into the Speaker’s Lobby while Congress-members were getting evacuated during the attack.
“I spoke to the great mother and husband of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by someone who should never have used his gun,” Donald Trump said in a comment this week.
“We know his name. If this happened to the ‘other side,’ there would be nationwide riots, there are more people who were represented by Ashli, who really love America, than there are on the opposite side. The Radical Liberal haters cannot get away with this. We must have justice!”
Trump has previously said he knew the officer’s name, but did not reveal it, during a media conference announcing a class-action lawsuit against Twitter and Facebook last month, the Examiner said.
“Americans are being treated very unfairly, when you look at the people inside prison, and nothing like this happens to antifa, and they killed people and burnt down cities,” Trump said. “There were no guns used in the Capitol … except for the pistol that killed Ashli Babbitt, and no one knows who that person was.”
“If that were the other way, that man would be on the news — he would be very well known — and I think I can say ‘man’ since I think I know exactly who it is — but he would be a very well-known individual in this nation, and even in the world.”
Video revealed Babbitt was going over broken glass as armed officers grouped together on the other side of the door.
Babbitt family lawyer Terry Roberts, is preparing a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the Captiol Police, told reporters that no verbal warning was given before the shot went off.
“It is not debatable, there was no warning.”
Mark Schamel, a lawyer for the officer in question, has gone against Roberts’ claims.
“It’s a fake narrative that he gave no verbal warnings,” Schamel said. “He was screaming at her to ‘Stay back! Don’t come in here!'”
The Justice Dept. declined to charge the officer in question for Babbitt’s death after deciding that “there was insufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire