Twitter users erupted in outrage Friday morning after right-wing Republican Congressman Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona posted on Twitter a photo of himself wearing a #ForAshli wristband honoring deceased Capitol insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt.
Gosar, who has referred to the Jan. 6 rioters as "peaceful patriots," is among those who've attempted to martyrize Babbitt — demanding to know the identity of the officer who fatally shot her as she attempted to crawl through a broken window outside the Speakers Lobby.
Here's how Twitter reacted to Gosar's photo:
A fan of someone who joined a mob intent on overturning an election that didn't go the way they wanted, hunting dow… https://t.co/Gc47FrUQJ8— Erik Sherman (@Erik Sherman) 1627639157.0
I hope the sexuality of this image (hands on cell phone held in crotch while thinking of the dead woman who attacke… https://t.co/pOpyTaMPBI— emptywheel (@emptywheel) 1627638123.0
Remember when Obama got shit for talking to a guy who had talked to a girl who had been arrested for shooting a cop? https://t.co/MGzwLzSWeQ— Kai Saunders (@Kai Saunders) 1627638939.0
Just a reminder @RepGosar: Ashli Babbitt was a terrorist NOT a patriot. https://t.co/25rWxhdIyJ— Chris Griffin (@Chris Griffin) 1627638823.0
Sending a dick pic to a dead woman. Paul Grossar https://t.co/u2yg1bGPQv— lucid (@lucid) 1627638655.0
You’re a fucking traitor and ghoul. https://t.co/xOUo6jyBMW— Bruno Tomas, Holding... ... ... ... (@Bruno Tomas, Holding... ... ... ...) 1627638135.0
ISIS and Al Qaeda also believe that their members who die while carrying out terrorist acts are martyrs. https://t.co/S5DO3gT1Mv— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers) 1627634966.0
Gosar is proudly declaring he’s a national security threat. At the least, he should be put on the no-fly list. https://t.co/EGHKhw7uFY— June Day (@June Day) 1627616459.0
They’re really going all-in on straight up sedition. https://t.co/OGL51YUFmg— dodgers make me drink (@dodgers make me drink) 1627635874.0