Ashli Babbitt’s Grieving Mother Tells of the ‘Just Awful’ Response She Got From Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi Over Her Daughter’s Death
Fitton: There was no good reason for Ashli Babbitt to die
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says there was no good reason for Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt to die from a gunshot during the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol. Fitton tells One America News the investigation into her death may have been handled differently because she was a Trump supporter. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.
BY RICH WELSH
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Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran and small business owner from California who was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer even though she was unarmed and not a threat to anyone when she was murdered has had her story whitewashed by the Democrats in charge of the nation’s capital.
Ashli’s mother has had to suffer in silence up to this point and to make matters worse, she’s not getting any answers from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or her US Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). In fact, the two of them have ignored her dozens of attempts to reach out to both of them. For that matter, no other politician has reached out to her, Democrat or Republican.
That’s no way to treat an American citizen whose daughter was shot and killed.
But this is how Democrats treat constituents who have the death of a loved one that is controversial and would cause potential political problems for Democrats. Remember the mother of Sean Smith who was killed in Benghazi after the Obama administration abandoned him and three other Americans including a US Ambassador, who went public and revealed that neither Hillary Clinton nor then-President Barack Obama would respond to her many attempts to find out why her son was left behind to be killed in Libya?
Witthoeft says that on top of zero communication from Feinstein and Pelosi, neither the Department of Justice nor the Biden administration have answered any of her questions about the day the still unnamed and protected Capitol Police officer shot and killed her daughter. To this day, that officer’s identity has not been disclosed even though Democrats are known for demanding the identity of officers who are involved in shooting deaths when it’s a black person who was fatally wounded.
“I knew that my daughter had been shot but there had been no official contact with our family as to who [shot her] — and my son-in-law actually learned of Ashli’s death by seeing it on TV, but it was still hard to get confirmation from anybody. We called hospitals, it was just hard to get confirmation at that time. So his confirmation of his wife’s death came through the television,” Witthoeft said of that horrible day for her daughter and their family.
Ashli’s mother said 3 weeks after her daughter’s murder, she began calling at least one politician every day in Washington and California hoping to get answers. She would have settled for any details over the death of her daughter.
“I started with Nancy Pelosi. And I called Nancy Pelosi and I called Dianne Feinstein from three weeks after Ashli’s death to currently. Nancy Pelosi, I have called no less than a dozen times. I have never received any kind of correspondence from her. She will not call me back. I’ve emailed her, she doesn’t email me back. I’ve had absolutely no response,” the grieving mother told D’Souza.
During a later call, a different aide berated Ashli’s mother, saying, “Although it’s unfortunate, your daughter should not have stormed the Capitol. Dianne Feinstein will never have two minutes for you.” Let that sink in.
Our current vice president Kamala Harris when running for that office went to visit Jacob Blake and his family, the man who was shot multiple times by police on a call that he was violating a restraining order when he started fighting with them, disobeyed their lawful orders, and reached inside his vehicle for a knife. It was reported that Harris told Blake that she was “proud” of him. Harris referred to the meeting as “really wonderful” saying, “I mean, they’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured and they do it with such dignity and grace. And you know, they’re carrying the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders.” And yet, we heard nothing from Harris over the shooting death of an unarmed Air Force veteran.
Even Republicans have left Witthoeft in the wind. She said she tried to reach out to Representatives Darrell Issa and Scott Peters, San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio, and San Diego Supervisor Dianne Jacob. She never heard back from any of them.
To be fair, Issa’s office called Ashli’s husband as her next of kin and informed him of her death that day.
The cretins in Washington denied Ashli Babbitt a ceremonial military burial for her death because of her connection to the January 6 riot, despite her military service. Ashli’s mother told D’Souza that she went ahead and gave her daughter the beautiful funeral she deserved.
“When we scattered her ashes, I had them dedicated to patriotic people. They did a flag ceremony for her and taps were played for her and we honored her with respect,” Witthoeft said.
Babbitt’s family announced a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Capitol Police and the protected and still unidentified officer. The suit alleges that Babbit’s shooting was the result of an “ambush” that led to her death.
“When people say that our government is for the people, by the people – unless you’re trying to get in, and then nobody’s opening these doors, and that’s gotta change because that’s such an un-American way to do things,” Ashli’s mother said to D’Souza.
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