This could prove to be more than an innocent slip.
During a House committee meeting with The House Sergeant at Arms, he seems to have causally let it slip that the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt was “Officer Byrd”.
Could it be that this is the shooter that has been shielded from the public for almost 7 months now?
Or are they just trying to spread misinformation to cover for the real shooter?
Spectator recently featured an article alleging that one of Mike Pence’s security detail was responsible for the shooting, could this be what really happened?
Read on, and decide which way the evidence weighs:
— Low Calorie Reporter (@Squidward3424) July 3, 2021
It is beyond time for all January 6th video footage to be shared with the American public. We, the People, also desire to know the name and employer of the shooter who murdered Ashli Babbitt. And the FBI must admit the numbers of undercover agents and sources who were present. https://t.co/tQlzpKLxkA
— Dinged Avenger (@DingedAvenger) June 26, 2021
Becker News caught the unexpected slip:
It is interesting that Blodgett names an “Officer Byrd” in the context of Ashli Babbitt’s shooting. An African-American Lieutenant Mike Byrd was reported by Roll Call as having once left his service weapon in a bathroom 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,” Roll Call reported.
“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,” the report said. “Byrd is the commander of the House Chambers section of the Capitol Police and was on the job Tuesday and Wednesday.”
“Five people died as a result of the violence, including a Capitol Police officer.” NO! Not true! One person died as a result of the violence. Her name was Ashli Babbitt. She was shot. The shooter’s identity is now a state secret. Facts only Reuters https://t.co/1uDZ4DST6C
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 2, 2021
Things that never surprise me … and I never trusted Pence either. https://t.co/pYVeDcT8EP
— MrsHMC supports Sen. Josh Hawley (@hmc_mrs) July 1, 2021
Spectator World featured this competing theory:
Sources close to and within the intelligence community tell Cockburn that Babbitt was actually shot by a member of then-vice president Mike Pence’s protective detail. The VP’s detail, of course, is provided by US Secret Service, not the Capitol Police. One person asserted to Cockburn over drinks in DC that this is ‘basically an open secret’ in the intelligence community.
Law enforcement sources suggested to Cockburn that the Capitol Police Department and Department of Justice have publicly identified the shooter as a Capitol Police officer in order to protect the reputation of the Secret Service. Cockburn also wonders if this isn’t an attempt to protect Pence from further anger or threats from Capitol rioters who wanted him to refuse to certify the results of the election on January 6.
A cover-up of this nature would also explain why the government hasn’t been forthcoming with other information about the alleged Capitol Police officer who they say shot Babbitt. Police officers who are involved in shootings are almost always identified publicly.