“Know hope” was for many years Andrew Sullivan’s tag line. I once again slept for too few hours and woke to spend an hour on French in the middle of the night which has been a nearly year long regimen of mine. I was unable to fall asleep again. Its now four and my mind was preoccupied with the usual attempts to solve the world’s problems and my next attempts to address them. I was about to put them into words when I read this before starting. From the Hill:
North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer (R) clashed with a radio caller demanding to know the identity of the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, one of the supporters of former President Trump who forced their way into the Capitol on Jan. 6.
During an appearance on WDAY’s “The Jay Thomas Show” on Tuesday, Cramer was answering questions from various callers when one asked about the identity of the officer who killed Babbitt.
Cramer replied that even he doesn’t know the person’s identity, but the caller argued that since he’s a “citizen of the United States,” he has the right to know the identity of the officer.
“The person that shot her is a police officer shooting a criminal not complying with officers telling her, ‘Stop. Don’t come through that window. We have guns drawn. Don’t do it.’ They’re protecting people, and the officer was found to be innocent of any wrongdoing,” Cramer told the caller. “So then what would be the purpose of releasing that officer’s name? What do you need to know the officer’s name for?”