Capitol Police ‘didn’t have a choice’ in shooting Ashli Babbitt, GOP lawmaker says

Capitol Police ‘didn’t have a choice’ in shooting Ashli Babbitt, GOP lawmaker says


The U.S. Capitol Police lieutenant who fatally shot pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt “didn’t have a choice,” a GOP lawmaker said after witnessing the killing.

Babbitt was fired upon Wednesday night as she tried to climb through the smashed window of a barricaded double door inside the Capitol.

She was part of a mob attempting to breach the House chambers, Congressman Markwayn Mullin, (R-OK), who witnessed the shooting, told Good Morning American Thursday morning.

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“They were trying to come through the front door, which is where I was at in the chamber, and in the back they were trying to come through the speaker’s lobby, and that’s problematic when you’re trying to defend two fronts,” Mullin said.

“When they broke the glass in the back, the [Capitol Police] lieutenant that was there — him and I already had multiple conversations prior to this — and he didn’t have a choice at the time.

“The mob was going to come through

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