On January 6th, 2020, Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol building.
While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy said that the man who killed Babbitt did the right thing.
“I think the officer was doing his job,” McCarthy said.
Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoft, held nothing back after she heard of McCarthy’s comments.
“I just want to talk briefly about what Kevin McCarthy said today when he was asked about the murder of my daughter,” she said while giving an interview. “If Kevin McCarthy…..we called for a while and his Bakersfield office would just pick up the phone and put it down…and the phone lines were clogged to begin with when we tried to call his office here in DC.”
“I was finally able to get through to somebody on the phone that sounded like they were probably about 20…22 years old…and I feel sorry for this kid because I know he took these phone calls all day long,” Witthoft continued. “But I hope my words, and the words of everybody that took a moment to call and let Kevin McCarthy know what we think about him does reach his ears and I hope he reflects upon his statement.”
“We have known for quite some time that Kevin McCarthy is no friend of ours. He’s no friend of mine.”
“I would ask McCarthy to look into Byrd’s record and realize he had prior excessive use of force issues. He also left his loaded weapon in a public bathroom for somebody else to find. And on any other police force he would have been fired for any one of those two things. Look into his record before you open your mouth.”
” And I just wonder if he’s had balls enough to actually watch my daughter’s public…..execution… or if he just says whatever his handlers tell him to say. So that’s a question I intend to ask him as soon as I’m able to.”
WATCH McCarthy’s comments from Thursday:
REPORTER: "Do you think Ashli Babbit was murdered, or do you think the police officer who shot her was doing his job?"
MCCARTHY: "I think the police officer did his job." pic.twitter.com/9eaJaAz5Yk
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023