The mother of Ashli Babbitt, Micki Witthoeft, was arrested by U.S. Capitol Police at a protest Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. marking the second anniversary of her daughter’s killing by Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd during the January 6th riot.
Micki was on her way to lay a rose on the steps of the US Capitol on the second anniversary of her daughter’s murder by Officer Mike Byrd on January 6, 2021.
On Sunday The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft spoke with Micki Witthoeft following her arrest and release by the DC Police.
This was an explosive interview where we covered several topics.
Micki Witthoeft told The Gateway Pundit:
** I appreciate the article that Cara Castronuova wrote, and it was amazing. It touched my heart. And what we do need to remember is every single person involved in this is a person, a human with families and people that care about them, and for this country just to throw them away without due process and without actually seeing what happened that day.
** Rep Troy Nehl‘s recently visited the (DC Gulag) prison, and he obtained visitation rights for these men. After two years they will get to have the opportunity to have visitation starting Friday. They have religious services starting today, and none of these things they’ve had for the past two years, they’re horrible conditions… But he did talk to some of them in a condescending way… It would be my hope that he would consider the fact that some of the actions of the other Capitol Police were reprehensible that day and some men that are facing decades in prison were actually involved in trying to save the lives of other people.
** Ronald McAbee was an active deputy sheriff when he tried to protect Roseanne Boyland’s life, and he picked up an assault on a police officer charge and is looking at decades in jail for trying to save lives. (Rosanne Boyland was killed by police that day.)… I would implore Congressman Nehls to look into the fact that several Capitol Police officers were behaving badly that day… You cannot automatically assume that people in our jumpsuits are guilty. That’s why they’re entitled to their due process… I don’t believe that because I believe it’s people’s moral obligation to American citizens and humans as a whole to prevent murder when they see it occurring even if the perpetrator is wearing a uniform.
** On Officer Mike Byrd who killed her daughter: He was given a special privilege… And he was held at a nice place, one of the US. Air Force bases they put him in. It sounds like a very nice room that he had… It is really stunning, because this is a careless man who never should have been there that day. He had made some mistakes earlier in his career by leaving his gun in a bathroom not once, but twice.
** Back to my arrest. What happened was we went to the Supreme Court to support the Supreme Court taking up the Brunson Brothers Initiative, and it was our intention to go lay flowers on the Capitol steps for the poor people that died that day. Because even people that are on the right side don’t really know about the other three deaths that day. My daughter, Ashli Babbitt, Roseanne Boyland, who was beaten to death by Officer Lila Morris, and names that people never hear Kevin Greeson and Benjamin Phillips, who were killed with flash bang grenades that day.
** I believe my daughter had a survivable wound. If they would have acted in a timely fashion, but they did not. They let her lay there and bleed out like an animal. So shame on them. Shame on them.
** This one angry, angry, tall, bald cop, he chest bumped me and knocked my coffee, popped the lid off my coffee cup and knocked coffee all over me… All we wanted to do was honor the four people that died that day with a freaking rose.
** I honestly believe I wasn’t doing anything wrong in the United States of America, where they murdered my child. I just don’t understand why I couldn’t put a flower on the steps of Capitol.
** So I turned around and put my hands behind my back, and then he got really rough with me, and that’s when I got ugly and uttered some four letter expletives. And then he cuffed me up so hard that he actually cut my wrist with the handcuffs.
** When they released me, I had to do the Walk of Shame with no shoe laces because they take your shoe laces in jail… I walked from the DC jail, where I was released, down to our Freedom Corner, where we hold our vigil outside the jail… We held our vigil. It was a glorious night. We had amazing American patriots on the corner singing the National Anthem at 09:00 like we do every night.
** They did tell me when I left (jail), “The good news is you can pay $150 fine, and you’ll never have to worry about it again, or you can have your day in court, and you will have to come back… They know I’m from out of town. I did tell them I absolutely want my day in court, because I want somebody to explain to me why I can’t lay flowers for my murdered daughter on the steps of the Capitol. I would absolutely like an explanation for that.
** It made me feel empowered, because these sons of bitches, they’re not going to make me go away, and they will not shut me up unless they do want to shoot me, too.
** I want to take a moment to thank the Gateway Pundit for always being supportive… (crying) The Gateway Pundit back in February of 2021, when nobody would say my daughter’s name and nobody would let me bury my daughter or scatter her ashes or acknowledge anything in any way, the Gateway Pundit came. Tayler Hansen came through the Gateway Pundit, participated in my daughter’s memorial and covered it in a beautiful way. My daughter was denied military honors, but we chartered a boat, which I could not do in my name because, nobody wanted anything to do with the stench of January 6th. And, Taylor Hanson accompanied us on the scattering of my daughter’s ashes. And we did have a lovely ceremony where a flag was presented to me. And it was a beautiful thing. And I wanted to just say that I appreciate the Gateway Pundit and all of their support throughout all of us.
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