Appearing on NBC, Lt. Michael Byrd the officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbit spoke out, saying he was afraid that day but believes he did the right thing and showed the “utmost courage.”
“My name is Michael Byrd. Lieutenant for the United States Capitol Police,” Byrd said. “I believe I showed the utmost courage on January 6. And it’s time for me to do that now.”
Holt asked “Were you afraid that day?”
“I was very afraid,” he replied.