Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd expressed sympathy for Ashli Babbitt’s family but pointed out that she was a threat to the House, and he saved lives by shooting her.
Lt. Michael Byrd Said Ashli Babbitt Was Posing A Threat To The House
Via NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt as aired on Today:
Transcript via NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt:
Ashli Babbitt Was A Criminal Who Was Engaged In An Act Of Domestic Terror
As the threat of violence from Trump supporters continues to grow, Lt. Byrd laid out the reasoning why the people who attacked the Capitol were dangerous. Babbitt was posing a threat to the House of Representatives. Lt. Byrd and the other police were the last line of defense for keeping members of Congress safe.
Ashli Babbitt was engaged in a criminal act of domestic terror, which
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