The mom of a Capitol rioter shot dead during the January 6 disturbance has blasted Democrat politicians for refusing to help her learn what happened to her daughter.
Micki Witthoeft singled Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein out for refusing to tell her more about who killed her daughter Ashli Babbitt.
Witthoeft told Dinesh D’Souza on his podcast : ‘I started with Nancy Pelosi. And I called Nancy Pelosi and I called Dianne Feinstein … from three weeks after Ashli’s death to currently … Nancy Pelosi I have called no less than a dozen times.
‘I have never received any kind of correspondence from her. She will not call me back. I’ve emailed her, she doesn’t email me back … I’ve had absolutely no response.’
A staffer at Feinstein’s office seemed to dismiss her daughter’s death, and another aide failed to recognize her name, according to Witthoeft.
‘Dianne Feinstein’s people were just awful,’ the grieving mother explained.
‘One person reportedly told her: ‘Although it’s unfortunate, your daughter should not have stormed the Capitol.
‘Dianne Feinstein will never have two minutes for you.’
Witthoeft spoke to D’Souza eight months after her daughter’s death at the hands of a plain-clothed cop.
Babbitt, 35, was shot in the shoulder by a Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb a broken window into the Speaker’s Lobby of the US Capitol Building. She was administered aid at the scene but died of her injuries at a hospital.
Of the five people who died in relation to the riot, she was the only one who was killed.
Witthoef says neither the Biden administration nor any lawmakers have gotten back to her with the cop’s identity, according to Fox News.
The Air Force veteran’s mom says she tried calling Feinstein (D-California), along with U.S. Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), Darrell Issa (R-California) and Scott Peters (D-California).
She’s also reached out to San Diego councilman Carl DeMaio and San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
Pelosi announced a select committee to investigate the attack in June.
On April 14, the Department of Justice announced that it had closed its investigation into Babbitt’s death and that it wouldn’t pursue charges against the cop who shot her.
‘Specifically, the investigation revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber,’ the department said.
Their decision not to identify the cop involved has prompted controversy, amid claims he should face a full probe into the events that resulted in Babbitt’s death.
Witthoef acknowledged that Rep. Issa called her daughter’s husband, Aaron Babbitt, soon after her death.
She also revealed that Aaron first heard of Ashli’s death in the news.
‘I knew that my daughter had been shot but there had been no official contact with our family as to who [shot her] – and my son-in-law actually learned of Ashli’s death by seeing it on TV
‘But it was still hard to get confirmation from anybody. We called hospitals, it was just hard to get confirmation at that time. So his confirmation of his wife’s death came through the television.’
Babbitt’s family announced plans to sue the Capitol police for wrongful death and $10 million in damages.
‘It’s not debatable. There was no warning. I would call what he did an ambush. I don’t think he’s a good officer. I think he’s reckless,’ family attorney Terry Roberts said about the plainclothes officer’s warning.
Witthoef told D’Souza that the only ‘official’ person she’s heard from is former President Donald Trump on July 1, almost six months after her daughter’s death.
She declined to say what the ex-president had told her.