The mother of a woman who was shot and killed by Capitol Police during the January 6th protests earlier this year has told reporters at the outlet Newsmax that she believed her daughter had been murdered by the authorities.

5 people lost their lives as a result of the protest, including 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, who once served as a member of the United States Air Force.

Described by her mother Micki Witthoeft as a “proud patriot,” the former Air Force veteran has now been denied a costumery military funeral due to her participation in the protest, a decision her mother labeled as an “outrage.”


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After addressing the decision by the Defense Department to deny her daughter of a military funeral, Witthoeft used the opportunity to call for an end to the “insurrectionist narrative” that still surrounds the climate of conversation relating to the January 6th protests.

She stated that the narrative was being used to keep “political prisoners” from the protests, and that her daughter was just a “proud patriot” who was protesting in line with her personal beliefs.

As she made the comments, Witthoeft donned a t-shirt that transcribed the words “Justice for Ashli” across the front, as the mainstream media continue to demonize attendees of the protest.


Witthoeft described her daughter as a “funny, vivacious, full of life patriot,” before going on to accuse the Capitol Police of murdering her daughter.

She claimed that she believes, as Babbitt climbed through a window, she did not see the Capitol police officer who shot her, declaring the shocking events as a murder.

She then used the ending of her remarks to thank numerous members of the Republican party for bringing national attention to her daughter’s death, including Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona, and former President Donald Trump, who was impeached for a second time over the protests.

She concluded that justice for her daughter would see reformation brought into the Capitol Police system, alongside the freedom granted to those who are still in prison for attending the protest.


Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed during the January 6th protests by Capitol Hill Lieutenant Michael Byrd as she attempted to climb through a broken window into the inner chamber.

According to reports, Babbitt was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers.

Both The Department of Justice and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington have refused to issue charges to Byrd for his role in Babbitt’s death.