Editor’s note: Video contains profanities.
(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Alleged Antifa activist Brianne Chapman destroyed the memorial to the departed Ashli Babbit at the United States Capitol in protest of her memory, the Gateway Pundit reported.
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) October 10, 2022
On what would have been Babbitt’s 37th birthday, mourners had laid out flowers at the Capitol, where the unarmed Air Force veteran was killed on Jan. 6, 2021 by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd as she tried to crawl through a broken entryway into the House’s inner chambers.
But unwilling to allow anyone to remember the departed, Chapman strolled up to the memorial and tore it apart while singing “f*ck Ashli Babbitt.”
A Capitol Police officer can be seen in the video, observing the degeneracy but doing nothing in response.
Chapman continued to recite her vulgar message as she kicked the roses and other flowers left in Babbitt’s memory.
Babbitt was the only confirmed homicide on Jan. 6, although some have questioned whether fellow protestor Roseanne Boyland, whose death was ruled a drug overdose, may in fact have been brutally beaten to death.
While several Capitol Police officers reportedly were injured during the melee, none of them suffered life-threatening injuries believed to have been directly related to the confrontation with mostly Trump-supporting, peaceful protesters.
At first hidden from the media, Byrd’s name ultimately surfaced as the person responsible for killing Babbitt. Soon after, he claimed on national TV that his decisive action displayed “the utmost courage” and “saved countless lives.”
“She was posing a threat to the United States House of Representatives,” Byrd said, praising himself.
“I’m sure it was a terrifying situation,” Byrd continued. “I can only control my reaction, my training, my level of expertise. That would be upon them to speak for themselves.”
Byrd said that he “tried to wait” as long as he could. “I hoped and prayed no one tried to enter through those doors. But their failure to comply required me to take the appropriate action to save the lives of members of Congress and myself and my fellow officers.”
As Byrd walks free and unpunished, more than 900 J6 protesters have been imprisoned, sometimes under harsh conditions for indefinite periods of time, merely for participating in the protest.
Babbit’s mother, Micki Witthoeft, has spent months praying and protesting outside the prison camp.