President Trump sends family of Ashli Babbitt video honoring her memory

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY - JULY 07: Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit against big tech companies at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 07, 2021 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Former president Trump held a press conference with executives from the America First Policy Institute to announce a class action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, Google, and their CEOs, claiming that he was wrongfully censored. Since being banned from the social media companies, former president Trump has continued to spread lies about the 2020 election. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

File – U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

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The 45th president sent a personal video message to the family of Ashli Babbitt. The video was played during a ‘Texas loves Ashli Babbitt’ rally on Sunday, where family members and supporters gathered to commemorate and honor what would have been Babitt’s 36th birthday.

During the video, Donald Trump spoke on Babbitt’s Air Force career.

“Ashli served our country in the United States Air Force for 14-years, where she was a security forces airman and eventually went on to achieve the rank of senior airman,” he explained. “She defended our nation overseas, including in Iraq to fight in the War on Terror.”

The 36-year-old was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer during the January 6 protests. Back in August, Lt. Michael Byrd was cleared of all charges in her death.

Trump expressed his deepest sentiments to the Babbitt family and called on the Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into her death. He asserted there was no reason for her to have lost her life that day.

“We must all demand justice for Ashli and her family,” Trump stated. “So on this solemn occasion as we celebrate her life, we renew our call for a fair a non-partisan investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt. I offer my unwavering support to Ashley’s family…like all Americans, you deserve a fair process, you deserve answers and you deserve justice.”

This driver's license photo from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), provided to AP by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, shows Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt was fatally shot by an employee of the Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, while the rioters were moving toward the House chamber. (Maryland MVA/Courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

This driver’s license photo from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), provided to AP by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, shows Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt was fatally shot by an employee of the Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Maryland MVA/Courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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