The Arizona Republican said Babbitt, who was shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer through a window of the House chamber, was not armed and was wrapped in a U.S. flag.
“Was the death of Ashli Babbitt a homicide?” Mr. Gosar said, grilling former Trump administration officials at a hearing on the riot. “As the death certificate said, it was a homicide.”
Jeffrey Rosen, a former acting attorney general, declined to answer the questions and refused to identify the police officer who shot and killed Babbitt.
“I don’t want to get into the specific facts of investigations,” Mr. Rosen said.
Federal prosecutors cleared the officer who killed Babbitt from any criminal wrongdoing in the shooting last month. They reasoned the officer, whom they did not name, acted in self-defense.
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