Ashli Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt, is demanding that the identity of the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot her be released. The woman was killed while storming the U.S. Capitol with a legion of Trump supporters on Jan. 6. In her family’s latest attempt to uncover who shot her, Aaron appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday (June 14).
“Somebody in D.C. knows. I think a lot of people know, but nobody is telling us and the silence is deafening,” he told Carlson. “I never expected to lose my wife to political violence.”
“There has never been a person Ashli ran across in her daily life that didn’t love her and wouldn’t remember her in some way, shape or form for the rest of her life,” he continued, adding that the public’s perception of his wife “sickens” him. “But this is the game. This is the social media craziness that people just run with a theory and just take off with it. You know, it is up to us and the ones that love her and people like you for not giving up on it.”
Aaron’s lawyer believes the cop who shot Ashli was embroiled in 2019 a controversy for leaving his loaded handgun in a public men’s room at the Capitol.
“So, if it turns out that she was shot for reasons — again, they still have not explained to us —by a Capitol Police officer who left a loaded handgun in a public men’s room and kept his job somehow, do you think that is why they are hiding the truth?” Carlson asked during the show.
“I think one of the reasons they are hiding his identity is they don’t have a good reason for this shooting,” Aaron’s lawyer responded. “I think if Ashli Babbitt had been brandishing a firearm and she was shot here, the officer would be identified by now and pinning a medal on him. So, I don’t think we have an explanation for the shooting and why they have not identified [him].”
As reported by REVOLT, Aaron is suing the Metropolitan Police Department for refusing to identify the officer who shot Ashli. Back in April, the Justice Department said police “conducted a thorough investigation” of the shooting and announced that it would not seek charges against the cop involved.
During the riot, the 36-year-old woman was seen climbing through a broken window toward the Speaker’s Lobby outside of the House chamber. She was later rushed to a hospital, where she died from gunshot wounds.