President Donald Trump spoke about the political persecution of January 6 election integrity protesters during remarks made on Wednesday, stating that he believes he knows the identity of the man who gunned down unarmed Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt inside the Capitol.
Speaking about the Capitol protest events of January 6, Trump stated, “That was an unfortunate event, I say, though, however, people are being treated unbelievably unfairly. When you look at people in prison, and nothing happens to Antifa, and they burned down cities and killed people. There were no guns in the Capitol, except for the gun that shot Ashli Babbitt, and nobody knows who that man were.”
“If it were the opposite way, that man would be all over, he would be the most well-known, and I believe I can say man, because I believe I know exactly who it is, but he would be the the most well-known person in this country, in the world,” Trump continued, “but the person that shot Ashli Babbit, boom, right through the head. There was no reason for that, and why isn’t that person being opened up, and why isn’t that being studied? They’ve already written it off, they say that that case is closed. if that were the opposite, that case would be going on for years and years, and it would not be pretty.”
President Trump first mentioned Babbitt by name during a rally over the weekend, stating “And by the way, who shot Ashli Babbitt? Who shot AShli Babbitt? Who? Who shot Ashli Babbitt? We all saw the hand, we saw the gun. I spoke to her mother the other day, an incredible woman, she’s just devastated, like it happened yesterday, devastated.”
“You know, if that were on the other side, the person that did the shooting would be strung up and hung,” Trump added. “Now they don’t want to give the name, they don’t want to give, but people know the name, people know where he came from, and it’s a terrible thing. Right, shot, boom, there was no reason for it. Who shot Ashli Babbitt? It’s got to be released.”