Time for all of us to fall down the rabbit hole with the tale of convicted Three Percenter and Jan 6th insurrectionist Alan Hostetter. Happily, Mr. Hostettor was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his actions on Jan 6th. Considering he is 58, he will be an old man by the time he gets out of prison. Ironically, Ashli Babbitt’s mom — Micki Witthoeft — was attending his sentencing. You may remember that everyone on the right wing extremist circuit has proclaimed the only insurrectionist to be shot and killed that day, Ashli Babbitt, as some kind of martyr. However, Hostettor has painted Ashli Babbitt as a villain, but not for the reason we here on Daily Kos accept. Instead, Hostetter claimed in court and in front of Micki Witthoeft that Ashli Babbitt is still alive and was part of a PSYOP!
Yes, Micki Witthoeft got the Alex Jones’ Treatment from Hostetter!
Let’s start with the what happened to Alan Hostetter:
A former police chief in La Habra, California, who went on to become a yoga instructor and a convicted felon for his actions on Jan. 6 was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison, but not before he claimed Ashli Babbitt isn’t actually dead — even as Babbitt’s mom looked on in court.
Alan Hostetter, unlike his Three Percenter “DC Brigade” co-defendants found guilty by a jury in November, was convicted of four charges after a July bench trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, a Ronald Reagan appointee.
Those charges were for conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding (the Jan. 6 congressional certification of electoral votes), obstruction an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct.
Hostetter, 58, opted to represent himself at trial. In a late November sentencing memo filed by prosecutors, the government began by quoting what the defendant said on Dec. 19, 2020, revealing his clear intent to breach the Capitol and demand lawmakers “fix this mess” — that is, the election outcome.
What he meant by “fix this mess” was that the 2020 Election was stolen, and he was advocating that the crowd surround and terrorize the Congress to certify Trump as the winner.
“Choke that city off, fill it with patriots, and then those people behind the walls of the Senate and the House are gonna be listening to us chanting outside those walls. . . . And they’re gonna realize, we have one choice,” Hostetter said. “We either fix this mess and keep America America, or we become traitors, and those five million people outside the walls are gonna drag us out by our hair and tie us to a fucking lamp post. That’s their option.”
He called the rest of us who voted for Biden a bunch of communists and Marxists. He hated COVID restrictions, and blah, blah, blah. And he is a Qanon believer.
And like any good Qanon believer, Hostettor latches on to any conspiracy theory that catches his eye. And the one he threw out durng his trial was that Jan 6th was done by antifa, government agents, and a PSYOPS. And while not explicited stated, Ashli Babbitt was obviousy a “crisis actor,” BECAUSE SHE IS NOT DEAD!
But that didn’t stop Alan Hostetter from claiming Thursday that the shooting was a “psy-op” and that Ashli Babbitt is still alive.
And I’m not entirely sure why Ashli Babbitt’s mom was attending this specific trial. But did you know that Witthoeft has done everything she can to “clear” her daughter of any wrong doing and believes that the other Jan 6th insurrectionists are getting a bum wrap? This has included making death threats against the Capitol Hill policeman who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt and then Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The mother of Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the January 6 riot, has called for the Capitol Police officer who shot her daughter to be hanged — along with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Micki Witthoeft, Babbitt’s mother, said to a crowd of people, reportedly outside of the DC jail: “The Capitol Police needs to be abolished, or at the very least investigated.”
She continued, “Michael Byrd needs to swing from the end of a rope, along with Nancy Pelosi.” Ms Pelosi was serving as Speaker of the House on January 6, 2021.
Ms Witthoeft has in the past posted a photo of Michael Byrd on X, formerly known as Twitter, writing, “Today is July 1, 2022 and Michael Byrd is still a murderer profiting from my daughter’s death.”
The Justice Department announced in April 2021 that it would “not pursue criminal charges against” Mr Byrd, as its investigation “revealed no evidence to establish that, at the time the officer fired a single shot at Ms. Babbitt, the officer did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”
Ashli Babbitt was a criminal intent on harm and/or murder that day. If you are going to break the law with the intent of harm to others and a cop is there to stop you with a gun, so be it if you get shot. And no, I’m not going to give Witthoef the empathy required to a grieving mother. You don’t get to call out for the murder of others who were doing their duty that day.
So this brings us to the irony part of this sorry spectacle:
NBC News’ Ryan Reilly and CBS News’ Scott MacFarlane both noted that Babbitt’s mother was in the courtroom for the proceeding.
According to Reilly, Babbitt’s mother was angry with Hostetter and said “I assure you she is dead” when leaving court.
“What the f— is it you’re trying to say?” the mother reportedly asked.
“Was she cremated?” Hostetter reportedly replied.
And there you have it Ladies and Gentleman! Ashli Babbitt was immersed in Qanon and conspiracy theories and became part of the Jan 6th insurrection. Witthoeft has been proclaiming that her death was murder and all the other Jan 6th insurrectonists are political prisoners. Now, another Jan 6th “political prisoner” has declared that Babbitt is not dead but part of the government’s conspiracy to steal an election! Witthoeft now gets to feel what it is like for the parents’ of massacred children at Newtown, CT. She has gotten the Alex Jones treatment. Prove your daughter is really dead!