The identity of the Capitol Hill Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt on January 6 is being kept a mystery.
Millions of Americans want an official answer.
And you won’t believe what one Republican Senator said about who shot Ashli Babbitt.
North Dakota Republican Senator Kevin Cramer shocked a radio audience by telling a caller that he didn’t think it was important to know who shot Ashli Babbitt.
Cramer asked a caller who demanded to know the shooter’s identity why he would ask such a question.
“Because I’m a citizen of the United States,” the caller responded. “That’s why I have the right to know. Why don’t I have the right to know? Why don’t you tell me that?”
Cramer responded by praising the unknown officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman because Cramer stated she was a criminal trying to break into the speaker’s lobby.
“The person that shot her is a police officer shooting a criminal not complying with officers telling her, ‘Stop. Don’t come through that window. We have guns drawn. Don’t do it.’ They’re protecting people, and the officer was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing. So then what would be the purpose of releasing that officer’s name? What do you need to know the officer’s name for?” Cramer responded.
The caller pointed out that in every other police shooting the media reports on the identity of the officer involved and the public gets a full accounting of the facts.
“Well, because we know everybody else’s name if a police officer shoots a citizen of this country,” the caller stated. “I mean, crying out loud, if you shoot an illegal alien, we’re going to know that police officer’s name. This is a police officer that shot someone in our capitol and his name is being withheld.”
Cramer shot back that he does not think the identity of officers involved in shootings should be public unless prosecutors file charges.
The North Dakota Republican added that he was “grateful” for the officer who shot Babbitt in the neck and killed her.
“I’m the one who personally does not think there is a right to know the name of every police officer who shoots a criminal or perpetrator, unless of course, there are charges brought or an indictment brought, or something like that,” Cramer added. “I’ll look into it to see what the law says about the release of the name. I’m just grateful for this person, quite honestly.”
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