It’s hard to believe anyone could justify shooting an unarmed woman. Still, a Republican is claiming that the US Capitol Police lieutenant who fatally shot pro-Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt “didn’t have a choice.” Babbitt was shot in the neck as she tried to climb through the window next to a barricaded door in the Capitol.
Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin was interviewed by ‘Good Morning America’ today and claimed there was no choice but to shoot the unarmed innocent woman. According to reports, videos of the shooting from different angles show that she had nothing in her hands when she was hoisted up into the window by fellow rioters seconds before being shot.
Rep. Mullin described what happened as Babbit came through the window:
“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