Not very long ago, only about two or three months, we finally learned the identity of the man who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the incident at the Capitol on January 6th.

It was deduced by some smart people that them man responsible for her death was a man by the name of Michael Byrd.

Byrd is a 28-year veteran with the U.S. Capitol Police Department and is the same man who left a loaded government-issued weapon in a men’s restroom. Who in the world does that?

Byrd is solely responsible for her death and apparently shows no remorse about the incident. Instead, he and the other liberals hold him up as a hero.

Recently, he did an interview with Lester Holt and said that he believes he made the right decision by shooting her.

“I followed my training, and I spent countless years preparing for such a moment. You ultimately hope that moment never occurs, but you prepare as best you can. I know that day I saved countless lives,” said Byrd. “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.”

For those who don’t remember, Ashli Babbitt was unarmed. So how exactly did he save lives? Was this woman a master in martial arts and something akin to John Wick? Was she going to make her way inside and just start taking everyone out with her incredible skills? That would be ridiculous.

“I tried to wait as long as I could,” said Byrd. “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.”

Babbitt’s widowed husband has this to say about Byrd,

“I don’t even want to hear him talk about how he’s getting death threats and he’s scared,” Aaron Babbitt said. “I’ve been getting death threats since Jan. 7 — two, three, five, 10 a day — and all I did on Jan. 6 was become a widower. So, you’re going to have to suck it up, bud, and take it.”

Police need to get away from instanctively using deadly force, in my opinion. Too often it’s the first line of defense when it doesn’t have to be. Yes, it is sometimes called for, but I’ve seen enough police cam footage where guns are drawn for the most ridiculous things.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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