After half-a-year of Democrats protecting the identity of the police officer who murdered veteran Ashli Babbitt at the January 6 Capitol protest, we now know his identity — and can assess the level of competence he brings to the job.
Reports are circulating that the cop who shot the unarmed, peaceful protester in cold blood is the very same officer who made headlines for leaving his loaded gun inside a public restroom at the Capitol in 2019:
A U.S. Capitol Police lieutenant left his service weapon in a bathroom Monday night and the unattended gun was discovered later by another Capitol Police officer.
After the House adjourned on Monday, Lt. Mike Byrd left his Glock 22 in a bathroom in the Capitol Visitor Center complex, according to sources familiar with the incident. Byrd is the commander of the House Chambers section of the Capitol Police and was on the job Tuesday and Wednesday.
This is grossly irresponsible. It’s a mystery how Mr. Byrd is still employed or why he was allowed to continue to work in a building where he put lives at risk by irresponsibly providing a weapon to anyone who wanted to hurt someone. Fortunately, the weapon was discovered and no one was hurt. But Ashli Babbit was hurt when Byrd opened fire on the crowd, killing her.
“Let me ask you, there are reports online, that’s incredible I don’t know if they’re true, that the Capitol Hill police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, I’m not going to mention the name, was the same officer that left his loaded handgun in a public men’s room on the Capitol,” Tucker Carlson asked guest Terrell Roberts, who is representing the family of Ashli Babbitt. “Do you believe that is the officer, it seems like a very reckless person, who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on January 6th?”
“That’s my belief,” Roberts replied. “That’s my belief.” Watch the segment below: