Speaking on Rudy Giuliani’s podcast, the mother of a Trump supporter shot and killed by U.S. Capitol Police on Jan. 6, 2021, said that the media would have treated her daughter differently if she happened to be a Black woman, RawStory reports.
“I saw it — I saw it, I saw it, three hours after — I may have been the first one to see the film,” Giuliani told Babbitt’s mother, Micki Withoeft, referring to the widely viewed video of Babbitt’s death. “When I saw it with several homicide detectives.”
“Nancy Pelosi sitting up there in her castle mad that the minions dared show up that day,” Withoeft replied. “Well, you know there are a million strong people there to address their government and they made an attempt to kill the First Amendment. But the First Amendment isn’t dead — it’s wounded but it’s not dead, and people are starting to realize things that happened that day.”
Later in the segment, co-host Maria Ryan called the probe of the officer who shot Babbitt, Lt. Michael Byrd, a “sham investigation,” adding, “And I hate to say this, but everybody who writes me says they think it would be different if it was a Black woman and a White cop.”
“Well, it absolutely would be,” Withoeft replied. “Just don’t make any mistake — I don’t hate Michael Byrd because he’s Black, I hate him because he killed my daughter.”
Listen to the full segment below: