Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Former President TrumpDonald Trump Former cyber security official says GOP leaders have ‘lost control’ of voter base: ‘This is a death spiral’ Pence steps in with Trump Grisham believes Trump will run in 2024 and has no ‘railing’ MORE appeared in a video message to wish Ashli ​​Babbitt, the woman fatally shot by police in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, congratulations on her birthday and call on the Department of Justice to resume their investigation into her death.

“It is my great honor to speak to all of you who gathered today to cherish the memory of Ashli ​​Babbitt, a truly incredible person,” Trump said in the video, played at a gathering of Babbitt’s friends and family on Sunday. Freeport, Texas.

“On the awful day of January 6, Ashli ​​arrived at the U.S. Capitol. She was shot and tragically killed,” Trump said. “Today would have been her birthday. Happy birthday, Ashli.”

The former president offered condolences to Babbitt’s family and expressed sympathy specifically for Babbitt’s husband and mother.

“Together, we mourn her terrible loss. There was no reason Ashli ​​should have lost her life that day,” he said. “We must all demand justice for Ashli ​​and her family.”

Trump then said he wanted to “renew our goal of a fair and impartial inquiry into Ashli ​​Babbitt’s death.”

“I offer my immovable support to Ashli’s family and urge the Department of Justice to resume the investigation into her death on January 6,” Trump said as attendees at the event cheered. “Like all Americans, you deserve a fair trial. You deserve answers, and you deserve justice.”

Trump’s message was followed by applause, cheers and singing from “the United States” from what appeared to be about two dozen people in attendance.

The Capitol police officer who killed Babbitt was previously acquitted and was not subject to disciplinary action after the Office of Professional Responsibility said the officer’s conduct was “lawful and within the department’s policy.”

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