House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expressed his viewpoint this Thursday on the killing of Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt during the Jan 6. election protests at the US Capitol in 2021.
“One of the first things Marjorie Taylor Greene said from the Oversight dais was that Ashli Babbitt was murdered, do you think Ashli Babbit was murdered, or do you think the police officer who shot her was doing his job?” a corporate reporter asked the Speaker on Thursday.
“I think the police officer did his job,” McCarthy replied.
The events that led to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt, and the exoneration of the officer who killer her, have been the subject of much heated debate within the Republican Party.
Prior to Thursday’s remarked, McCarthy had not offered up his opinion on the killing of Babbittt two years prior.
As Valiant News previously reported, McCarthy revealed he had “dinner” with billionaire Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in 2018 during remarks he made on a panel with Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, a shipping heiress of Chinese descent.
McCarthy attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2018, the same year 45th President Donald Trump spoke to the elite group of wealthy businessmen, politicians, and journalists.
During a 30-minute panel discussion with Chao, formerly Trump’s Secretary of Transportation, and Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, McCarthy remarked on having “dinner” with Schwab during the World Economic Forum while describing what “America First” means to the audience.
“As I sat around Klaus’s dinner last night, what’s interesting is the number of countries who are now talking about their tax system,” said McCarthy while suggesting that Trump’s “America First” message meant tax cuts, economic reforms, and strong borders.
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.