Jus­tice Depart­ment act­ing ‘as if’ Ash­li Bab­bitt caused Jan. 6 deaths: court fil­ing

Justice Department acting ‘as if’ Ashli Babbitt caused Jan. 6 deaths: court filing

The legal watch­dog group suing the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment for the “wrong­ful” death of Jan. 6 pro­test­er Ash­li Bab­bitt has charged that the Biden admin­is­tra­tion is act­ing “as if” she caused oth­er deaths relat­ed to the elec­tion riots at the Capi­tol.
In a new court fil­ing, Wash­ing­ton-based Judi­cial Watch said that the Jus­tice Depart­ment has respond­ed to its $30 mil­lion suit by attack­ing Bab­bitt, the 35-year-old Air Force vet­er­an killed by a U.S. Capi­tol Police offi­cer as she entered the House Speaker’s Lob­by just feet from the House floor at the height of the riot Jan. 6, 2021.
Judi­cial Watch said that in try­ing to move the case from Babbitt’s home in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia, to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Jus­tice is try­ing to find a friend­lier court and jury and tie her to the government’s claim that 140 police were injured in the brawls and three lat­er died from their involve­ment.
In a 20-page fil­ing, Judi­cial Watch said:
“Defendant’s posi­tion [to trans­fer venue] illus­trates and under­scores the pre …