Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Arrested Outside Capitol on Jan. 6 Anniversary

The mother of Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot while participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, was arrested Friday afternoon for blocking traffic near the Capitol.

Micki Witthoeft, 58, is charged with blocking and obstructing roadways, U.S. Capitol Police said.

A group of demonstrators that didn’t have a permit to demonstrate on Capitol grounds Friday blocked traffic on Independence Avenue SW and First Street SW before 2 p.m., police said.

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