It’s interesting how the crazies in our culture, the fringe people who take up weapons and break laws, so often get elevated to folk hero status. We saw that with Kyle Rittenhouse and now it looks like Ashli Babbitt is the next in line. This metamorphosis is made possible by enablers within the ranks of GOP lawmakers, and Paul Gosar did the honors today in Congress for Babbitt, while questioning Christopher Wray of all people.
While questioning FBI Director Wray, Rep. Paul Gosar asserts that Ashli Babbitt was "executed" pic.twitter.com/ySYscC096P
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 15, 2021
You can hear the surprise in Wray’s voice as he tries to reason with Gosar, telling him that the matter has already been examined by the internal affairs division of the Capitol police. This has nothing to do with the FBI but Gosar won’t have it. He’s got to have his soundbite material for right-wing media, that’s all that this display is.
And the “lying in wait” part would be almost comical if Gosar wasn’t describing literally the worst day in our nation’s history. Video exists of many rioters smashing glass and entering the doors and windows of the Capitol. Babbitt was one of them.
If Gosar is looking for Babbitt’s “executioner” I suggest trying a New Jersey retiree named Donald Trump.
She wasn't there to deliver Girl Scout cookies, @RepGosar, and the officer wasn't "lying in wait to ambush her." He was behind a barricade dodging breaking glass and she shouldn't have been there but hey, crazy does what crazy wants. She ran with scissors and drank the Q-laid. pic.twitter.com/DfN84mfOYn
— Chris Morris (@camorris) June 15, 2021
The crowd was given repeated orders to back down. Maybe Babbitt didn’t hear them or maybe she didn’t care, because she was too busy living her QAnon fantasy, but in all events, a cop warning someone to back down does not equate to lying in wait.
And of course the obvious madness of this is that if Gosar wants this level of detail, by all means, Congressman, persuade your fellow Senate Republicans that a January 6 Commission is just what is needed.
And Gosar knows it. He must want the QAnon vote badly to be doing this. This is 180 proof bat guano on stilts and steroids.