Over the weekend, former President Donald Trump wished Ashli Babbitt, the woman who was killed in the January 6th riot, a happy birthday as he called on the Department of Justice to re-open their investigation into her death.
The comments from the former president were made in a video message at his rally over the weekend. Trump offered his “unwavering support” to her family.
“I offer my unwavering support to Ashli’s family— And call on the DOJ to re-open the investigation into her death on January 6th.”
EXCLUSIVE: President Trump wishes Ashli Babbitt a Happy Birthday at the Texas Loves Ashli Babbitt Rally.
“I offer my unwavering support to Ashli’s family— And call on the DOJ to re-open the investigation into her death on January 6th” pic.twitter.com/VWhFUMtpcg
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) October 10, 2021
The Gateway Pundit reports:
Babbitt’s killer, Lt. Michael Byrd broke his silence and confirmed his identity with an on-camera interview with MSNBC in August. The Capitol Police previously refused to confirm the shooter’s name, even though it was reported all over the right-wing media, including by the Gateway Pundit.
During his MSNBC appearance, Byrd said that he saved “countless lives” by killing Babbitt, who was unarmed. He also complained that he has been getting death threats since killing the Air Force veteran. The officer said that it was “disheartening” and that he was simply “doing my job.”
He whined that since killing her he has faced death threats and is scared.
The DOJ has declined to prosecute him.
During an interview with Tucker Carlson, Babbitt’t husband unleashed on the officer, telling him to “suck it up.”
“I don’t even want to hear him talk about how he’s getting death threats and he’s scared,” Aaron Babbitt said during the interview. “I’ve been getting death threats since Jan. 7 — two, three, five, 10 a day — and all I did on Jan. 6 was become a widower. So, you’re going to have to suck it up, bud, and take it.”