Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer during the January 6th protests. Babbitt was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait. Despite being unarmed and the officer who shot her being on the other side of a door where he had ample opportunity to retreat, the officer was cleared of all charges after an internal investigation. On the one year anniversary of the unrest on January 6th, Babbitt’s mother has come out and defended her daughters legacy and demanded accountability from the United States government. The Daily Mail Reports–
“The mother of slain Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt has called for the release of surveillance footage of her police shooting death on the one year anniversary of the killing.
Babbitt, 36, was fatally shot by Capitol police officer Michael Byrd during the Capitol riot as she tried to climb through a broken window into the Speaker’s Lobby outside the House chamber.
On Thursday her mother Micki Witthoeft appeared outside the Capitol with controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi release surveillance footage from the shooting and calling for ‘justice’ for those arrested in the riot, whom she called political prisoners.
‘She served this country her whole adult life,’ Witthoeft said of Babbitt, an Air Force veteran. ‘She loved God, loved America, loved her family, and came to DC to hear Donald Trump speak about a stolen election.”
BREAKING: Ashli Babbitt's mother speaks on Jan. 6 anniversary pic.twitter.com/kcOW5RYN8J
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After the officer who shot Babbitt was cleared of all charges, he did a shameless, self adulating interview on NBC where he claimed that his actions saved ‘countless lives’.
President Trump has advocated for Babbitt in the past. After the officer who shot her was cleared, he demanded that the DOJ re-open the investigation in to her death.