Donald Trump did not directly kill Ashli Babbitt, but as Rep. Zoe Lofgren noted, he incited the riot that led to her death.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) told CNN’s Jim Acosta: W.ell, you never want to see someone loses their life, of course. However, she was part of a mob, and she was breaking into the speaker’s gallery through a window, having been told no do it. In the other hall about 35 feet, there were 100 o for members of congress to escape down a flight of stairs. So the officer who did it, who He stopped her with a bullet. fully exonerated after a investigation. And that doesn’t mean it’s something good that lost her life. I feel bad about what happened. And I wish she hadn’t been convinced by conspiracy theorists that what she was doing the right thing. It is tragic.
Acosta asked if he believes Trump is responsible for Babbitt’s death, and Lofgren replied: “Well i just wanna say many of the people who fought our police officers and who invaded the Capitol screaming “Hang Mike Pence” said they were doing it at the request of the President. Gave a stem winder from a speech urging the crowd to struggle. They did that. I think as we go along we will get one more image, a full picture, hopefully, of all the events that led to January 6 and insurrection “.
Babbitt would likely still be alive if Trump hadn’t incited the attack on the Capitol.
As evidence mounts about Trump’s behavior and mindset prior to 6/1, it is clear that the attack was not a political rally that spiraled out of control. Trump wanted the Capitol to be attacked. His followers got the message loud and clear.
If Trump was a normal human being who lost a presidential election, he does not incite the attack on the Capitol, Babbitt does not pass through that window and is probably alive today.
The far right is martyring a woman Donald Trump helped kill. Ashli Babbitt did what Trump wanted and lost her life.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Professional Memberships and Awards
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association