Trump supporter charged in Capitol riots pushes conspiracy theory that Brian Sicknick and Ashli Babbitt are still ALIVE
A FERVENT Trump supporter who denies breaking any laws during the Jan 6 Capitol riots has said Brian Sicknick and Ashli Babbitt are still alive.
Couy Griffin, founder of Cowboys for Trump, has left a CNN reporter speechless and many others scratching their heads after claiming there was no evidence to prove that Brian and Ashli were dead.
Griffin told Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday that he wasn't "even sure that Office Sicknick's even dead".
CNN reporter Drew Griffin looked confused and bewildered as he heard Couy blurt out even more outlandish claims.
"I’m serious. That’s, that’s how – and I hate to be so crazy conspiracy-minded … I’m not even so sure Ashli Babbitt is dead," Couy said.
He then questioned her death by asking if the reporter had "seen anything of any of her family" since the incident on January 6.
Drew cut to an interview of Ashli's brother, Roger Witthoeft, giving an emotional account of what it felt like to lose his sister.
Following the interview, Drew described the Cowboys for Trump head as "so far off the rails" that he was "brainwashed".
"He is out there. He still believes this stuff,” the journalist said.
Couy is among hundreds arrested for their alleged role in the January 6 Capitol Hill riots which saw pro-Trump supporters storm Congress in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Capitol officer Sicknick died after suffering two strokes a day after fending off rioters. Babbitt was shot by an unidentified officer while trying to climb through a broken window into Congress.
The New Mexico county official has denied charges he knowingly entered or remained in a restricted buildings or ground without lawful entry.
Couy was arrested on January 17 for his involvement in the protests.
The right-wing leader was arrested with firearms and was once heard saying that "the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat".
He was subsequently released from custody in February while awaiting charges.
Judge Beryl Howell from Washington DC's US District Court was "puzzled" by a request for pre-trial detention in Couy's case.
"In contrast to most of the brazen rioters, he was not armed and he left the Capitol grounds peacefully."
She continued: "He was not a participant in the violent break-in at the Capitol or the marauding mob roaming the halls of the legislative branch of government on Jan. 6, and the charge he now faces reflects that fact."
More than 100 rioters have been charged in connection to the uprising and hundreds more as suspects, according to the FBI.
Couy's remarks echo similar conspiracy theories being pushed by far-right groups such as QAnon, which believes that a cabal of Satanic paedophiles that run a global child sex trafficking ring conspired against Donald Trump while he was in office.
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