Ashli Babbitt’s mother was arrested outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday afternoon as she held a memorial for her daughter on the second anniversary of Ashli’s death during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Micki Witthoeft, 58, was arrested on two traffic violations for failing to obey an order from Capitol Police and illegally blocking traffic, police said in a press release.
“You’re not obeying the traffic laws,” one Capitol Police officer can be seen saying to Witthoeft in a livestream of the incident. “You can either move to the sidewalk or you can be placed under arrest.”
Prior to the arrest, Witthoeft voiced her frustrations with former Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi over Pelosi’s refusal to release over 14,000 hours of missing footage that shows what really happened during the January 6th riot.