Ashli Babbitt Wiki
Ashli Babbitt Biography
The supporter of President Trump killed in the Capitol building on Wednesday was a California Air Force veteran who tweeted a day earlier that “nothing will stop us” and “the storm is here.”
Ashli Babbitt, who was 14 in the service and completed four tours of duty, was married and living near San Diego, her husband Aaron told KUSI-TV.
“I’m numb. I’m devastated. No one from DC notified my son and we found out on television,” the husband’s mother, Robin Babbitt, told The Post, referring to her daughter-in-law: “She is a Trump supporter.”
It’s all “pretty surreal,” added Aaron’s brother Justin. “It is difficult, because we have not been officially notified.”
The day before she was fatally shot, apparently by Capitol Police, Babbitt tweeted: “Nothing will stop us…. you can try and prove it, but the storm is here and it’s descending on Washington DC in less than 24 hours … from dark to light. ”
Babbitt, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted on 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 and then be charged with TREASON,” and, “Chief Justice John Roberts must resign.”
The rioters were protesting the imminent Congressional certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
Babbitt received a fatal bullet in the chest during the chaos inside the Capitol.
Video footage captured the sound of the gunshot and showed the woman collapsing to the ground from multiple angles.
He was apparently shot by Capitol police, law enforcement sources told The Post.
Responding to a tweet Monday from conservative author Melissa Tate that read: “Landing in DC. Here to do God’s work. Save the Republic, “Babbitt replied,” I’ll be there tomorrow! God speed! ”
On Tuesday, Babbitt retweeted television footage of a pro-Trump crowd gathering in DC ahead of Wednesday’s riots.
Babitt’s mother-in-law told a Fox affiliate in DC that 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 journalist’s tweet.