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The officer who opened fire on the pro-Trump protestor, Ashley Babbitt, during the January 6th Capitol Hill riot has now come forward to reveal his true identity.

Lt. Michael Byrd gave an interview to NBC News on Thursday night in which he revealed that he was the officer who fatally shot Ashley Babbitt and went on to defend his actions, claiming that his actions saved ‘countless lives.’


As People reports:

The police lieutenant who fatally shot a rioter during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol spoke out for the first time during a televised interview with NBC News, several days after he was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Michael Byrd fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from California who embraced QAnon conspiracy theories and then-President Donald Trump‘s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

“I followed my training. I spent countless years preparing for such a moment. You ultimately hope that moment never occurs, but you prepare the best you can. I know that day I saved countless lives,” said Byrd, a 28-year veteran of the Capitol Police, during Thursday night’s broadcast of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

“I know members of Congress, as well as my fellow officers and staff, were in jeopardy and in serious danger. And that’s my job,” Byrd said.

Was Byrd merely doing his job? Or is he merely a cold-blooded murderer making excuses for his crimes? Let us know what you think in the comments below.




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James Hutchins
James Hutchins
1 year ago

I hope this capital cop commits suicide he murdered a American Veteran

George Burton
George Burton
1 year ago
Reply to  James Hutchins

He’d hafta have a Conscience for That to happen, and he OBVIOUSLY doesn’t. It’s a trait Common to ALL Democrats/Leftists. DEMON SEED, All.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago
Reply to  James Hutchins

He’s just another hood rat with a badge

Dave Frew
Dave Frew
1 year ago

Thank you for your service. You did your job and protected the capital.

unclejim
unclejim
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

Hey dave what do you live in washington with the rest of the creeps

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

Whose investment did he save and how much was it?

Bob Roller
Bob Roller
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

Yep,
He shot an UNARMED woman and THAT takes courage.

Skrewbiden
Skrewbiden
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Roller

Yes nothing but a yellow stripe down that COWARDS back !!!!!

JustMark
JustMark
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob Roller

Exactly. Shot her in front of at least six heavily armed police officers. She was no threat and this murderer is just a coward.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

ANOTHER PINK A%&HOLE, YOU MUST LIVE IN THE SWAMP WITH THE REST OF THE LYING HYPOCRITICAL JERK OFFS!!! THIS WOMAN, AN AMERICAN VETERAN, WAS A SMALL IN STATURE UNARMED WOMAN!!! THIS black IDIOT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED HE NEEDS TO BE IN PRISON FOR MURDER, LIKE THE COP THAT WAS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED OF KILLING THE floyd CRIMINAL!!! HYPOCRITICAL SWAMP NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM EARTH!!! SINCE bid en is “working with the taliban” maybe their first target will be the swamp!!! One can only hope!!!

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago

Maybe this needs more investigating, but I don’t think our liberal Washington officials will expend much effort to discover damaging evidence against this officer. As far as her veteran status is concerned, unless she was holding a sign that said “I’m a veteran”, or wearing a hat/shirt/skirt/pants emblazoned with that phrase, the officer wouldn’t know her military background. Even if he was aware of her military service, the issue is a non sequitur: A deadly threat was detected by this officer, and he felt it necessary to eliminate that threat. Let’s hope the shooting board will determine if this action was justified.

Bill was
Bill was
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

I think it OBVIOUS that it was MUCH more a case of Panic than of fear of “a deadly threat detected”. And if the man had THAT kind of an itchy trigger finger, WHY THE HELL WAS HE THERE?! Granted, almost NO way of Testing that, but if it WAS just an unknown trait of his that surfaced “in the heat of combat”, does That excuse him for WHAT HE DID? It most CERTAINLY does NOT.

Stevon
Stevon
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill was

We had Riots all summer over the use of unreasonable force by Police! I guess when it’s done in the Service of the Ruling Socialist Party, it’s acceptable!

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevon

👍 WHO would have EVER thought this country was going to deteriorate to THIS point?! Cause for sleepless nights.
The Democrats went off the Deep End with their immorality. Nothin’ but LOST Souls.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

It doesn’t matter, she was NOT ARMED, she had both hands in front of her, we see that, this coward was and is WRONG, he deserves PRISON!!! DEADLY THREAT MY ASS. SHE BARELY WEIGHED 100lbs!!! Dave I usually read what you write, and agree, BUT YOU ARE SO WRONG HERE, DON’T JOIN THE SWAMP UNLESS YOU ALREADY HAVE, KINDA SEEMS THAT WAY!!!

John Ferebee
John Ferebee
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

That is B💩💩, OFFICER BIRD KNEW BETTER AS A POLICE OFFICER HE WAS NOT IN EMINENT DANGER HE DID NOT SAVE ANYBODY THAT DAY. THEY TRYED TO COVER IT UP LIKE THEY DO IN GOVERNMENT SO MANY TIMES. IF THIS IS INVESTIGATED BY A DEMORAT COMMITTEE, BIRD WILL GET A METAL. WHAT ABOUT THE 300 MAGAZINE SUPPORTERS THEY STILL HAVE IN FEDERAL JAIL WITH LOCK DOWN 23 hrs AD ,1 hr. Let out of their cells. They will not a lawyer talk to them. ALL THE ANTIFA RIOTERS LET OUT THE NEXT DAY JUST LIKE WHEN BLM,AND ANTIFA BURNED, RIOTED AND KILLED PEOPLE IN RIOTING THEY DID LAST YEAR AND ONE HALF.

Skrewbiden
Skrewbiden
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

Fuc k you Dave

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

Dave. You are an idiot

JustMark
JustMark
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Frew

It’s Capitol, Dave. And you’re as full of shit as this killer cop Michael Byrd.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Exactly how did he save countless lives???

Jame Didier
Jame Didier
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert

He murdered a unarmed female Veteran, panicked and should be held accountable!!!!

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert

He didn’t. He only murdered Ashli.

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve Johnson

F U ASSHOLE!!!

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

I think you’re taking Steve Johnson WRONG, Michael. He was only replying to Robert, saying “he didn’t save any lives, he only murdered Ashlii”.

Deborah Manz
Deborah Manz
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert

No one was armed!!

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Manz

Just the pig capital “cops “

domaho
domaho
10 months ago

first thing first. kill GEORGE SOROS AND THE KILLARY CLAN. Americans might get back to normal society once these three terrorists are shot and fed to the vultures.

Alan S Hunton
Alan S Hunton
1 year ago
Reply to  Deborah Manz

Wrong!