The Baldwin family is known for its liberal activism and acting prowess. However, Billy Baldwin, who is Alec Baldwin’s brother, has caused outrage with his recent tweets.
Following Donald Trump’s call for protests after his upcoming arrest, Billy Baldwin mocked the death of Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt was a pro-Trump protester who was shot dead by Capitol police during the Capitol incident on January 6, 2021.
In his tweet, Billy Baldwin wrote, “‘Protest, take our nation back!’ Trump inciting violence again. Any uprising by the Gravy Seals will be over in 2 Ashli Babbitt’s or better known as… a half a Scaramucci. F**k around…”
“Protest, take our nation back!”
Trump inciting violence again.
Any uprising by the Gravy Seals will be over in 2 Ashli Babbitt’s or better known as… a half a Scaramucci.
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) March 18, 2023
He then went on to criticize Donald Trump for inciting a violent and deadly insurrection, which resulted in the death of several people and imprisonment of many others. Billy Baldwin also made reference to his brother Alec’s potential imprisonment for accidentally killing a cinematographer on the set of his movie “Rust.”
Donald Trump’s call for protests followed reports of his impending arrest, which he claimed was based on a “fully debunked fairytale.” Trump alleged that he would be arrested on Tuesday of the following week, and called for protests to “take our nation back.”
However, the legality of the extradition process from Florida to New York was questioned, with the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, who has been polling neck and neck with Trump, having no legal power to stop the extradition.
According to Fox News, several law enforcement agencies are preparing for a potential indictment of Donald Trump as early as next week. The Manhattan district attorney’s office has requested a meeting to discuss logistics for the indictment, which has yet to be scheduled.
In response to the news, Trump’s spokesperson criticized the investigation, calling it a “witch hunt” and alleging that the district attorney was under the influence of President Biden and “radical Democrats.”
The situation has caused widespread outrage and criticism, with many condemning Billy Baldwin’s insensitivity towards Ashli Babbitt’s death and Donald Trump’s continued attempts to incite violence. The impending indictment of Donald Trump has also sparked concerns about the state of American politics and the role of law enforcement in upholding justice.