EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ashli Babbitt’s Mom Says ‘My Daughter Died For This Cause’, I Want My ‘Country Back’


National File spoke to Michelle Witthoeft, the mother of Ashli Babbitt, moments before she delivered her speech today in Phoenix, Arizona after being invited by Rep. Paul Gosar to attend the TPUSA Chapter Leadership Summitt.

“I’m Ashli Babbitt’s mom, I’ve been invited by Congressman Gosar to speak at the election integrity rally for Donald Trump,” said Witthoeft. “My daughter died for this cause, there are still political prisoners being held in DC jail under horrible conditions as a result of this. They were protesting our American birth right to go and redress their government because everybody in this country knows that this is a stolen election. So I’m here to be my daughter’s voice because it has been silenced.”

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Witthoeft was joined by a family friend, who told National File, “I’m here for Justice for Ashli, because nobody should die when they go to the Capitol. We need to change protocols, or we need to figure out different transparency.” She added, “We are also for the political prisoners who are being held. They need to be processed, their due process, so they can get out and go on with their lives. It’s ridiculous that they’ve been in jail for 7 months for trespassing. Justice for Ashli is justice for all.”

When asked what Witthoeft wants to hear from President Donald Trump during his speech today, Witthoeft told National File, “I want to hear the President say that we’re moving forward positive, that we’re taking back the country, because I don’t feel like – I feel like when we woke up on January 7th, it was a different country, and I want that country back.”

The Babbitt family friend added, “We need to be able to speak freely.. We need to come together and unite for justice.” She added, “This, political prisoners being held? We need to all unite because this is wrong. What happened on January 6, what happened to the people, is wrong.” Both women also thanked Rep. Paul Gosar, who has championed the effort to identify Ashli Babbitt’s killer. “Thank you Congressman Gosar for being the original champion and leading the way and being brave enough to go against the sea of people who don’t want to hear what you have to say. Thank you.”

Gosar mentioned Witthoeft in his speech today, and signified cameras to focus on Witthoeft for several minutes of his speech as she received massive applause and chants of “Ashli”.