(PresidentialInsider.com)- The Department of Justice just announced that it will not pursue charges against the officer who allegedly shot Republican Ashli Babbitt during the January 6 riots in Washington, D.C.
DoJ officials said that an investigation conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office for D.C. found that there is “insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.”
The decision has prompted an outcry among Republicans who noted the hypocrisy of failing to pursue charges against the officer who is believed to have shot the 35-year-old Air Force veteran, while pursuing charges against officers from all over the country for shooting Black criminals.
In February, investigators determined that the officer involved acted as a last line of defense between rioters and members of Congress and said that they should not face any charges.
Babbitt allegedly smashed through a door while trying to enter the Speaker’s Lobby on January 6, entering the building as part of a crowd.
Officials said that Babbitt’s family has been notified of the decision, and in an email announcing the decision, the Justice Department said that Babbitt was one of a number of people that “entered the Capitol building and gained access to a hallway outside ‘Speaker’s Lobby,’ which leads to the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
As legislators were being evacuated from the chamber, the mob of protesters was allegedly “trying to enter from multiple doorways.”
“Eventually, the three USCP officers positioned outside the doors were forced to evacuate. As members of the mob continued to strike the glass doors, Ms. Babbitt attempted to climb through one of the doors where glass was broken out,” the Justice Department added. “An officer inside the Speaker’s Lobby fired one round from his service pistol, striking Ms. Babbitt in the left shoulder, causing her to fall back from the doorway and onto the floor.”
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson slammed the decision in an opinion piece on Fox News, saying that the decision proves that we are living under two systems of justice.
“The Biden administration says the man who killed Babbitt is a Capitol Hill police officer, and he did the right thing. That’s all they’ve said,” Carlson said.
“We know that Ashli Babbitt was short, female and unarmed. There’s no evidence the officer who killed her gave any kind of verbal warning before he pulled the trigger. Is that standard procedure?” he continued.
Ashli Babbitt was seen on video without a weapon, not attacking anybody, and couldn’t attack anybody because she was climbing through a window at the time she was shot.
Meanwhile, politicians have succumbed to mania surrounding Georgia Floyd and claims that he didn’t die as a result of a fentanyl overdose, but instead because of a police officer restraining him.
Where is the justice?