President Donald Trump responded to statements made by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy about the killing of Ashli Babbitt, noting that he “totally” disagrees with the Speaker’s assertion that Babbitt’s killer “did his job.”
Trump took to his website Truth Social last Thursday, to express his disagreement with McCarthy.
McCarthy expressed his viewpoint last week on the killing of Babbitt during the Jan 6. election protests at the US Capitol in 2021.
“One of the first things Marjorie Taylor Greene said from the Oversight dais was that Ashli Babbitt was murdered, do you think
REPORTER: "Do you think Ashli Babbit was murdered, or do you think the police officer who shot her was doing his job?"
MCCARTHY: "I think the police officer did his job." pic.twitter.com/9eaJaAz5Yk
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 2, 2023
“I think the police officer did his job,” McCarthy replied.
The events that led to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, and the exoneration of the officer who killer her, have been the subject of much heated debate within the Republican Party.
Prior to Thursday’s remarked, McCarthy had not offered up his opinion on the killing of Babbittt two years prior.
As Valiant News previously reported, McCarthy revealed he had “dinner” with billionaire Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in 2018 during remarks he made on a panel with Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, a shipping heiress of Chinese descent.