Powered by Topple

Sears and Kmart pull ‘Ashli Babbitt American Patriot’ T-shirts; tick off both sides

Powered by Topple

Sears and Kmart yanked T-shirts from their websites that called now-deceased Jan. 6 protester Ashli Babbitt an “American Patriot,” groveling after an explosive enraged outcry from leftists on social media.

The shirts were evidently listed by a third party and were priced between $19.99 and $21.99. There were also tank tops and sweatshirts that had the same message on them. Images of the shirts were being circulated on Twitter Tuesday. Social media users noted that the listings were allegedly online since Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol Hill riot when Babbitt was killed by an unidentified police officer.

Vox reporter Aaron Rupar complained about the novelty item on Twitter and, hours later on Tuesday evening, the items had been removed from both retailers’ websites. Links now go to a page that states, “We’re sorry, but that page is no longer available.” His tweet flagging the shirt occurred on the six-month anniversary of the Capitol riot.

“Thank you for bringing this product to our attention. This item is no longer available for purchase on http://Sears.com or http://kmart.com,” Sears tweeted Tuesday. Both chains are owned by Transformco.

The shirts also featured a faded black and white American flag.

While leftists were outraged over the clothing, Babbitt supporters called it “a perfect shirt.”

Babbitt has become a flashpoint after video captured graphic footage of the 35-year-old Air Force veteran being shot while attempting to climb through a broken glass door leading into the Speaker’s Lobby during the riot. The protester’s family, conservatives, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and former President Trump are all demanding to know the identity of the police officer who shot and killed the unarmed woman.

Trump stated during a press conference on Wednesday that there was “no reason” for Babbitt to have been shot and killed. He remarked that many involved that day were being treated unfairly.

“The person that shot Ashli Babbitt — boom, right through the head,” Trump declared. “Just, boom. There was no reason for that. And why isn’t that person being opened up, and why isn’t that being studied? They’ve already written it off. They said that case is closed. If that were the opposite, that case would be going on for years and years, and it would not be pretty.”

He also alleged that he knows “exactly” who the officer is that shot the veteran that fateful day.

“Nobody knows who that man [was],” Trump stated. “If that were the opposite way, that man would be all over. He would be the most well-known — and I believe I can say ‘man,’ because I believe I know exactly who it is — but he would be the most well-known person in this country, in the world.”

The former president made his remarks as he announced that he is filing lawsuits against U.S. social media companies following the suspension of his accounts. Trump is seeking to have them certified as class action lawsuits.

In June, Babbitt’s family filed a lawsuit requesting the anonymous officer’s records, footage from the shooting, witness statements, and documents that the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) obtained during its investigation into the incident.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia stated in April that it would not be pursuing criminal charges against the officer.

The leftist hatred for Babbitt is way off the charts:

Others had a different take:



Latest Articles