Ashli Babbitt San Diego woman identified as female Trump supporter shot dead inside US Capitol during protests. 14 year veteran who served four tours with US Air Force & re-tweeted conspiracy theories.
The female Trump supporter who was shot and killed inside the US Capitol during Wednesday’s protests was from the San Diego area.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, was identified as a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high level security official throughout her time in service according to a report via KUSI.
At least one person was shot and rushed to a hospital after supporters of President Donald Trump who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol clashed with police officers and breached the building, forcing a lockdown with members of Congress inside.
The protesters, some who whom were seen wearing body armor, made their way up the steps around 2:15 p.m., pushing through barricades, officers in riot gear and other security measures put in place in anticipation of the protest.
The moment of the shooting, as well as the aftermath, were captured on video (see below- discretion advised).
Will he resign? Newly-elected West Virginia lawmaker posted video in solidarity w/ pro-Trump Capitol rioters
A young woman was just shot in the neck right besides me in the Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/hLQo4IP8J1
— Tayler Hansen (@TaylerUSA) January 6, 2021
GRAPHIC: MSNBC shows video of a person being wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher, covered in blood and in very bad shape. pic.twitter.com/W6jKaXDudK
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 6, 2021
Retweeted bogus conspiracy theories
Ashli Babbitt’s husband, Aaron Babbitt told KUSI she was a strong supporter of President Trump, while describing her as a great patriot to all who knew her.
Supporters of Trump portrayed her online as a martyr. Babbitt’s social media featured retweets of bogus conspiracy theories that President-elect Joe Biden stole the election from Trump.
Babbitt’s Twitter page, CommonAshSense contained references to QAnon. ‘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!’ she wrote. She had retweeted QAnon accounts and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Read another post, with Babbitt wearing a red MAGA hat: ‘We are out here enjoying our Saturday!!! together we can #MAGA #KAG God bless president trump and god bless America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #Trump2020 #4MoreYears.’
The Metropolitan Police Department says an investigation into her death continues.