Lt. Michael Byrd, the Capitol Hill Police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, broke his silence and confirmed his identity during an interview with MSNBC's Lestor Holt on Thursday.
Babbitt's husband responded to Byrd's interview in an appearance on Tucker Carlson's show.
“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.”
Tucker Carlson, Aaron Babbitt (Ashli Babbitt's Husband), And Terrell Roberts (Babbitt Family Attorney) React To The Interview With The Capitol Hill Police Officer Who Shot & Killed Ashli Babbitt pic.twitter.com/MCCqr6Skq4
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) August 27, 2021
In an exclusive interview with @LesterHoltNBC, Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd describes why he’s choosing to identify himself. Byrd shares his account of the January 6 riot, as officers barricaded the door and he fired a single shot, killing Ashli Babbitt. pic.twitter.com/5E7KPtxNc2
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) August 26, 2021