Just a few short weeks after the event, Fox News hosts began trying to whitewash the incident. An important part of this effort was turning Ashli Babbitt into a martyr. Babbitt was a QAnon adherent who was shot while attempting to breach the Speaker’s Lobby.
Greg Gutfeld brought up Babbitt during Wednesday’s episode of Fox’s The Five. The host asked viewers what the difference was between the insurrectionist and the protesters who recently followed Kyrsten Sinema into the bathroom.
“To the fake feminist, Kirsten Powers, do you remember her? She was a familiar face here, always lecturing us on how poorly women in politics are treated, and the need for grace. It’s — it was always about grace in civil life.
And then, she goes out after Sinema. She felt the — she felt that this was a cause for confrontation. She’s a hypocrite. But this is the — the same logic that she’s using. Like, some issues are so important that you have to confront people. That was the same reason that Ashli Babbitt had when she went to the Capitol and she was murdered. An unarmed protester shot dead.
I tried — I did a search. I couldn’t find anything by Kirsten Powers about Ashli Babbitt, like saying, ‘Oh, my god, this woman went to speak truth to power’ — no pun intended — ‘and she was murdered.’ You’d think Kirsten Powers would go, like, “Oh.” Because, you know what? They might share religious similarity. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re both religious.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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