Gosar characterized the shooting this way: “The Capitol police officer that did that shooting appeared to be hiding, lying in wait and then gave no warning before killing her.”
June 16, 2021

Gosar had described Babbitt as a patriot "wrapped in the American flag" before she was mercilessly gunned down by a law enforcement officer for trying to break into part of the Capitol building.

It's just jaw-dropping to me that any elected Representative would characterize the death of a rioter in this fashion. That Gosar remains in Congress and not under arrest for his role in the riot and with the rioters shames us all. Liz Cheney called Gosar's remarks "disgusting and despicable."

Source: Washington Post

In a hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) abruptly turned his questions for FBI Director Christopher A. Wray toward the Capitol police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who tried to leap through a window during the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Gosar demanded to know why the FBI hasn’t disclosed the name of the officer, who was cleared of wrongdoing by prosecutors in April.

“It’s disturbing,” Gosar told Wray, while claiming that Babbitt was “executed.” “The Capitol police officer that did that shooting appeared to be hiding, lying in wait and then gave no warning before killing her.”

Politico's Josh Gerstein spotlighted Gosar's comments, which he repeated to others besides FBI director Wray.

Liz Cheney called Gosar's comments "disgusting and despicable," which is one reason she's not in Republican "leadership"[sic] any longer.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger called Gosar "sick."

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