As more time continues to pass since the January 6 shooting and killing of Ashli Babbitt, fewer answers are offered about her death. Babbit, by all accounts, was unarmed when she was shot dead inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Babbitt’s mother was interviewed by National File just moments before she spoke in Phoenix, Arizona after being offered an invitation from Rep. Paul Gosar. Her mother, Michelle Witthoeft, told everyone that Ashli “died for this cause” at an election integrity rally for Donald Trump.
“There are still political prisoners being held in DC jail under horrible conditions as a result of this,” Witthoeft said. “They were protesting our American birthright to go and redress their government because everybody in this country knows that this is a stolen election. So I’m here to be my daughter’s voice because it has been silenced.”
A family friend joined Witthoeft and told National File that nobody should die when they go to the Capitol.
“We are also for the political prisoners who are being held,” they said. “They need to be processed, their due process, so they can get out and go on with their lives. It’s ridiculous that they’ve been in jail for seven months for trespassing.”
Babbitt was a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from San Diego. Her death was captured on video inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, is seeking answers. In a lawsuit, he asked for Washington D.C. police to disclose details of the incident, including the identity of the officer who killed her.
The U.S. Justice Department said an investigation revealed “no evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully committed a violation.”
If you haven’t seen it, here is the video of the fatal shooting. It is graphic:
Now, just imagine if this video was from some sort of racial justice or Black Lives Matter protest where an unarmed BLM protestor was shot to death by police.
The entire Democrat caucus in Congress would be calling for justice.
But what Republicans are calling for justice for Ashli Babbitt? Do the Republicans in D.C. believe Babbitt deserves justice?
Thankfully six Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives are not turning a blind eye toward the killing of Ashli Babbitt or the continued detention of Jan. 6 political prisoners.
Representatives Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Louie Gohmert, Bob Good, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz and Andy Biggs held a press conference outside the Department of Justice on Tuesday detailing questions they have that remain unanswered by the DOJ.
Their press conference was disrupted by Leftist demonstrators before they ultimately had to end it early due to the increased aggression on display by the Leftists.
It will take a real push in order to help Babbitt’s family receive justice it seems. And it seems Iowa’s junior senator is just the person to do it.
Senator Joni Ernst is a mother, a soldier, a leader. We’ve heard it as many times as we’ve heard her speak, seen her commercials or visited her social media pages.
Ashli Babbitt was a wife, a veteran, a business owner. She was an American who did not need to die on Jan. 6 inside the nation’s Capitol.
Yet it seems many in D.C. — if not most — are content with allowing her to be collateral damage and counting on her to simply be forgotten about.
We contacted Sen. Ernst’s office via email twice earlier this week to ask if Sen. Ernst has any thoughts on the continued detention of political prisoners from the Jan. 6 events in D.C. and if she is content with the investigation into the shooting of Babbitt. We asked if Sen. Ernst believes the officer’s name should be released and if she believes justice has been served.
So far, her office has not responded.
Say what you will about the individuals in the video surrounding Babbitt at the time she was shot. But ask yourself, did she look like someone who deserved the death penalty for her political protest?
Because that is what happened to her. Her family is hurting. They lost a daughter, a wife, a veteran, a business owner.
Who in D.C. is going to make sure her loved ones receive closure and answers?