Who was Ashli Babbit?

ASHLI Babbit has been reportedly named as the woman who was shot dead during the storming of the Capitol building. 

Here is what we know about her. 

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Who was Ashli Babbit? 

Babbit was an Air Force vet with 14 years in the service, during which she did four tours of duty.

She was a high-level security official throughout her time in service.

Her mother-in-law Robin Babbit, told The New York Post: “I’m numb. I’m devastated. Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV, 

She added: “She is a Trump supporter.”

How did Ashli Babbit die at Capitol Building? 

Babbit was shot in 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 was apparently shot by Capitol Police.

What did she say before the protests?

The day before she died, Babbit 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."

Babbit, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted — a few hours ahead of her and other Trump supporters storming the Capitol — a "MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today."

On January 5, Babbit retweeted TV footage of a pro-Trump crowd massing in DC ahead of the January 6 riots over the election result.

Was she married?

She was married to husband Aaron and lived near San Diego.

Her husband says she was a strong supporter of President Trump, and was a great patriot to all who knew her, KUSI TV reported.

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