The grieving mother of Ashli Babbitt has revealed that an aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein scolded her saying, “your daughter should not have stormed the Capitol,” when she called in an attempt to get more information about her death.
Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoeft detailed her awful experience with Feinstein’s office during an interview with Dinesh D’Souza this week.
Witthoeft said that the first time she called the office, the staffer who answered pretended not to know who Babbitt was.
The next time she called, the aide scolded her for her daughter’s actions and snapped, “Dianne Feinstein will never have two minutes for you.”
“Dianne Feinstein’s people were just awful,” Witthoeft said.
Feinstein’s office has not had the same response to others who were killed by police, including George Floyd, who was high on fentanyl and resisting arrest — putting police officers at risk during a pandemic.
“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,” the mourning mother and California resident said.
The only politician that has reached out to Witthoeft has been former President Donald Trump on July 1. Rep. Darrell Issa reportedly also contacted Babbitt’s husband.
Babbitt was denied a military funeral, despite being a veteran, because she was at the Capitol on January 6. Her mother said that they held a lovely ceremony anyways.
“When we scattered her ashes, I had them dedicated to patriotic people. They did a flag ceremony for her and taps was played for her and we honored her with respect.”
The Babbitt’s family announced earlier this month that were filing a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Capitol Police and the unidentified officer.