Most of the men who attacked the Speaker’s Lobby doors at the U. S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, have not been identified or arrested, and the family of Ashli Babbitt wants to question them about the events that led up to her shooting death.
Of the dozens of people who congregated before the double doors leading from the hallway into the Speaker’s Lobby that day, only two have been arrested by the FBI. The Babbitt family has identified at least six others who could have valuable information on what took place before and after U. S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd shot and killed Babbitt.
Aaron Babbitt said identifying these men is an important part of his investigation into his wife’s killing. He said the authorities are not interested in pursuing it.
“To look into these people would go against what they’re trying to do, which is to just forget about Ashli and just look the other way,” Aaron Babbitt told The Epoch Times. “‘Pay no attention to what’s going on over there.’ So they don’t want these people. They probably don’t want to find them. Whether they are government actors or informants or whatever, they don’t want to really find those people.”
Tayler Hansen, the video journalist who documented the shooting, said the most active rioters from the hallway are still unknowns.
“The good majority of the people who haven’t been named are the ones being the most violent,” Hansen told The Epoch Times. “Inciting the window breaking and actually causing everything that took place in that room. The only one who has been named that actively took part was Zachary Alam.”
Alam was arrested by federal agents on Jan. 30, 2021, and later indicted for his well-documented role in attacking the Speaker’s Lobby doors. Alam portrayed himself that day as being a member of the Proud Boys, but comments he made to Hansen earlier that day don’t indicate a patriotic disposition.
“This is insane, bro,” Alam says to Hansen, who was live-streaming to Instagram at the time. “We’d love to [expletive] revolutionize the whole world. It’s the repetition of what happened decades and centuries ago and it’s repeating itself. It’s going down right now!”
The “unknowns” include a man nicknamed by internet sleuths as #RedOnRedGlasses, who was in the front line at the Speaker’s Lobby at numerous points. He was directly to Ashli Babbitt’s left when she climbed into the open window and was shot, video shows. After Ashli Babbitt is carried away by police, he is at the front line, shouting at officers.
#RedOnRedGlasses is also on video launching a long 2-by-4 beam of lumber through a ground-level window of the Capitol. This man is listed as photo No. 300 on the FBI’s Jan. 6 wanted list.
One of the most mysterious of the unknowns is #TwoBlueJacket, who stood in the north corner of the hallway during much of the unrest.
He is seen to Ashli Babbitt’s right as she pleads with police to call for backup. After the police move aside from the doors, he uses his right shoulder in an attempt to open the door. He also appears to flash some kind of hand signals while Babbitt is shouting at the officers.
Just before Ashli Babbitt is shot, #TwoBlueJacket moves across the hall and departs from view. He is seen on video elsewhere on the Capitol grounds, wearing a knit cap and a hood, carrying a black backpack. He is listed as photo No. 302 by the FBI.
A man called #WhiteLogoInsider and on some sites #Ninja moves into the north hallway corner just before Ashli Babbitt climbs into the side window and is shot. She falls at his feet, between him and #RedOnRedGlasses.
#Ninja ducks down as a Capitol Police SWAT team member aims his rifle into the Speaker’s Lobby, not knowing at the time who fired the shot at Ashli Babbitt. “They thought it was an active shooter at the time, until they cleared it,” Hansen said.
Ninja is seen on video with his hands up as police and bystanders attempt to render aid to Ashli Babbitt. Later he is seen talking to a plainclothes Sergeant at Arms agent in the hallway corner.
One of the men who tried to kick the Speaker’s Lobby door in is #MrFlyEyes, who is listed as photo No. 304 on the FBI wanted site. As rioter Alam is beating on the glass with a helmet, #MrFlyEyes tries kicking the left-side door. He appeared to be live-streaming to Instagram at the time.
The #GadsdenFlagMan is seen standing directly behind Alam as he pounds the… (Read more)