Okay, to be clear here, I think Ashli Babbitt--like so many other Jan 6 rioters--acted like an utter fool. It sucks that she was killed, but she was breaking through a barricade at the US Capitol. I'm surprised there weren't a few more causalities, honestly.
The Capitol police officer who fatally shot rioter Ashli Babbitt during the deadly Jan. 6 siege stepped forward Thursday, claiming that his actions likely saved lawmakers and others who barricaded themselves against an onslaught of violent supporters of former President Donald Trump.
“I know that day I saved countless lives,” Lt. Michael Byrd said. “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.”