Ashli Babbitt’s mother arrested outside Capitol

Ashli Babbitt’s mother was arrested as she visited the Capitol with a group of protesters.

I was filming on January 6th when Ashli was killed by Capitol Police. I was a bit down the street when she was killed.

According to the Post Millenial, “The mother of Ashli Babbitt, the woman killed by a United States Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6, was arrested outside of the Capitol on Friday, the two-year anniversary of her daughter’s death.”

In footage circulated on social media by streamer Woke Societies, Micki Witthoeft was seen being handcuffed and taken into custody by multiple police officers while onlookers protested.

“You murdered [Ashli] inside the Capitol, now you’re going to arrest her?” one onlooker said.

“I did not murder her daughter,” one officer replied in front of the crowd of people.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran, was fatally shot by Lt. Michael Byrd. while attempting to make entry into the interior of the Capitol Building.

According to The National Pulse’s Raheem Kassam, Witthoeft was arrested for “jaywalking.”

2nd Anniversary Of January 6 – I Filmed All Day – No Violence

I actually filmed the March for Trump cross-country bus tour for 6 weeks. Amy Kremer of Women for America First contracted me to film the tour which culminated with the rally at the Ellipse on January 6th.

Photo by Jeff Rainforth

I filmed the entire event at the Ellipse where Trump spoke, and after at the Capitol Building. Not a single person that I saw had a gun except for the police and Secret Service. I did not see a single incidence of violence. On the contrary, people were saying not to get involved with the few people who went inside the Capitol Building and fought with the police.

Dec. 12th event at the Capitol

Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer at 2:44 PM EST, according to the Associated Press.

She was killed as I was filming this.

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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls and counter-terrorism efforts of other countries. He runs the Rainforth Report on Substack. In 2022 Jeff embarked on a border crisis tour, documenting cartel trafficking of drugs and humans. The year before he was contracted to film on the border with Ben Bergquam of America's Voice News and also for Women Fighting for America. Jeff was the videographer for the March for Trump bus tour which crossed the country twice and ended on January 6th, 2021 in DC at the Capitol. He filmed the events that took place at the Capitol Building. Jeff was the videographer and news editor for We Build the Wall, the organization founded by triple-amputee vet hero Brian Kolfage. He was the sole photographer allowed to be on site to document the construction of the first ever privately built border wall. Jeff has worked on Kolfage's projects since 2015. Steve Bannon sent Jeff to embed with the Hong Kong protesters, covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. Bannon also sent Jeff to film for a documentary on border walls in mainland China as COVID was about to emerge from the country. Bannon and Kolfage then sent Jeff to film walls and counter-terrorism efforts in Thailand, Malaysia, Israel by the Gaza Strip, Hungary & Serbia, France, Spain, and north Africa. As of 2022 Jeff is an editor at Populist Press and other news sites. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30-person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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