Ashli Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoeft, spoke out about her daughter’s death and the truth about the Jan. 6 riots that occurred at the United States Capitol one year ago, an event that has been labeled by the mainstream media as an “insurrection.”
Babbitt, who attended the Jan. 6 election integrity and pro-Trump rally in D.C. last year, was fatally shot by Capitol Police.
Witthoeft said of her daughter, who was a 36-year-old Air Force veteran, “She served this country her whole adult life, she loved God, she loved America, loved her family, and came to D.C. to, you know, hear Donald Trump speak about a stolen election, and she felt like that was her last time to hear him speak. Little did we know that would be her last time to hear anybody speak.”
She made the remarks during a press conference held by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz on the one year anniversary of Jan. 6.
Despite the mainstream media narrative that the Jan. 6 riots were “violent,” Ashli Babbitt remains the singular casualty from the event, and she did not die at the hands of protestors. Rather, Babbitt, who was unarmed, was killed by Capitol Police as she reportedly attempted to enter the Speaker’s Lobby in the Capitol Building.
Ashli’s mother continued, “After she was murdered by a careless, reckless Capitol Police officer, Michael Byrd, who should have been fired two years ago for leaving his loaded weapon in a public restroom, I feel like the Capitol Police need to change the way they do things.”
Additionally, Witthoeft decried the lack of transparency within the Capitol Police structure. She said, “They operate with public impunity which I did not know until my daughter was publicly executed…they are another arm of Congress. They don’t answer to an external review like every other police department in this country.”
The tragedy of Ashli Babbitt’s death should not be forgotten by Americans. The Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt, Michael Byrd, was exonerated of any potential wrongdoing in an internal probe, according to a report from the New York Post.
However, Capitol Police refuse to release the security footage from that day, leading many to speculate as to their motivation for hiding it from the public. “The American people have a right to see the 14,000 hours of footage,” Witthoeft said. “…it’s not her [Nancy Pelosi’s] personal footage.”
She concluded her thoughts with a tribute to her Ashli: “My daughter was an amazing, energetic, powerful woman. And I miss her every day. I’m here because Americans do have the right to protest. It’s your right as an American citizen to protest.”
Watch Ashli Babbitt’s mother’s full remarks HERE.