The Associated Press reports:
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona is defending a woman who was shot and killed by the Capitol Police as she tried to break into the U.S. House chamber during the Jan. 6 insurrection, saying she was “executed.”
Gosar on Wednesday asked Rosen why Babbitt was “executed” and asked the name of the officer who killed her. Gosar called Babbitt “a young lady, a veteran, wrapped in an American flag that was killed in the U.S. Capitol.”
The Hill reports:
“As the death certificate says, it was a homicide. Who executed Ashli Babbitt?” Gosar asked. “My constituents demand answers. But the truth is being censored and covered up. As a result, the DOJ is harassing peaceful patriots across the country. Without accurate answers, conspiracies continue to form,” Gosar said.
Matt Gaetz: pro sex trafficking
GOP: cool cool
Ted Cruz: pro Cancun
GOP: makes sense
Boebert: pro Q
GOP: like your style
Paul Gosar: pro January 6th
GOP: atta boy
Liz Cheney: pro democracy
GOP: gtfo b*tch
— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@NickKnudsenUS) May 12, 2021
Rep. Paul Gosar should be expelled from Congress for his role in the January 6 insurrection instead of sitting on the House Oversight Committee asking insulting questions.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 12, 2021
It’s pretty wild that a traitor like Rep. Paul Gosar would believe that a terrorist like Ashli Babbitt was “executed,” considering his constant perpetuation of the Big Lie led directly to her death.
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 12, 2021
New low — Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a promoter of the Big Lie, just mounted a full-throated defense of the Capitol rioters. He called them “peaceful patriots,” and condemned the fact that they are now under DOJ investigation. He also decried that some of them are in jail.
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) May 12, 2021
Rep. Paul Gosar offers unequivocal defense of the January 6 insurrectionists, describing them as “peaceful patriots” who are being “harassed” by the DOJ pic.twitter.com/b4Ijgvfz3V
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 12, 2021