(JustPatriots.com)- In the months since the Capitol riot of January 6, the law enforcement officer who shot and killed unarmed protester Ashli Babbitt remains unidentified.
In early April, the Justice Department determined there was not enough evidence to prove that the unnamed officer who shot Babbitt did so unreasonably or in a manner that willfully deprived her of her civil rights. The investigation into the shooting concluded that the officer could reasonably believe he was acting in self-defense or in defense of members of Congress.
But this has not quelled questions and concerns regarding Babbitt’s death.
In a House Oversight hearing on Wednesday with former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona questioned Rosen directly about the circumstances surrounding Babbitt’s death, asking “Who executed Ashli Babbitt?”
Rosen refused to answer.
Back in January, a website called Republic Broadcasting Network ran a “RedPilled Media Exclusive” claiming to have identified Babbitt’s shooter based on the presence of a bracelet on the officer’s wrist.
Based on video evidence from the shooting, except for his gun hand, the officer who shot Babbitt is not visible.
“RedPilled Media” alleges that the officer is one of the Capitol Hill Police who was honored by President Trump in the wake of the Alexandria baseball field shooting that nearly killed Congressman Steve Scalise.
“RedPilled Media” also claims him to be a “Black Lives Matter militant” based on a Facebook profile picture with a BLM overlay.
While this may be the officer who fired the shot that killed Babbitt, the evidence is spotty at best.
But as nineteenth century scholar Benjamin Jowett said, “Doubt comes in at the window when Inquiry is denied at the door.”
When even members of Congress cannot get the name of the officer who killed Babbitt, Inquiry is clearly not allowed.
The US Capitol building is blanketed with security cameras, and yet none of the footage has been released – something Congressman Gosar pointed out in Wednesday’s hearing.
“The American public should see that footage,” Gosar said. “If my Democratic colleagues really want the truth, they would join me in demanding the release of this Capitol surveillance footage.”
The lack of transparency surrounding the shooting of Babbitt and the flat-out refusal to identify the officer who pulled the trigger – especially in light of the current climate – is fueling this suspicion and doubt.
At the end of the day, despite the media narrative that five people were “killed” at the so-called “insurrection,” there was only one person who was a victim of homicide.
And that person is Ashli Babbitt.