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Ashli Babbit Identified As Woman Killed At DC Protest In Capitol

Elizabeth RosnerJanuary 8, 20214min
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The President Trump supporter killed in the Capitol building Wednesday was an Air Force vet from California who tweeted a day earlier how “nothing will stop us” and “the storm is here.”

Ashli Babbitt, who had 14 years in the service and did four tours of duty, was married and lived near San Diego, her husband, Aaron, told KUSI-TV.

“I’m numb. I’m devastated. Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV,” the husband’s mother, Robin Babbitt, told The Post, saying of her daughter-in-law, “She is a Trump supporter.”

Everything is “pretty surreal,” added Aaron’s brother, Justin. “It’s hard, because we haven’t been officially notified.”

The day before she was fatally shot, apparently by Capitol Police, Babbitt tweeted, “Nothing will stop us…. they can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light.”

Babbitt, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted Wednesday morning — a few hours before she and other Trump supporters stormed the Capitol — a “MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today.”

It included, “Mike Pence@vp @Mike_Pence must resign & thereafter be charged with TREASON,” and, “Chief Justice John Roberts must RESIGN.”

The rioters were protesting Congress’ impending certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Babbitt took a fatal bullet to the chest during the mayhem inside the Capitol.

Video footage captured the sound of the gunshot, and showed the woman crumpling to the floor from multiple angles.

She apparently was shot by Capitol Police, law enforcement sources told The Post.

Responding to a tweet Monday by conservative author Melissa Tate saying, “Landing in DC. Here to do God’s work. Save the Republic,” Babbitt responded, “I will be there tomorrow! Gods speed!”

On Tuesday, Babbitt retweeted TV footage of a pro-Trump crowd massing in DC ahead of Wednesday’s riots.

Babbitt’s mother-in-law told a Fox affiliate in DC she was puzzled by the behavior of her son’s wife.

“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” the mother-in-law said, according to a reporter’s tweet.

Author : Elizabeth Rosner and Kate Sheehy

Source : Ny Post : Ashli Babbitt, protester killed at Capitol, was Air Force vet from California

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