Woman Killed as Mob Stormed U.S. Capitol Identified as Ashli Babbitt, Air Force Vet from California

A woman was shot in the neck and eventually died after trying to storm the Capitol along with the other pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday — and now she’s been identified.

Her name is Ashli Babbitt and she was an Air Force vet from California who tweeted a day earlier that “nothing will stop us” and “the storm is here.”

Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, gave an interview with KUSI-TV.

via NYP:

“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 Wednesdaymorning — a few hours ahead of her and other Trump supporters storming the Capitol — a “MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today.”

It included, “Mike [email protected] @Mike_Pence must resign & thereafter be charged with TREASON,” and, “Chief Justice John Roberts must RESIGN.”

The rioters were protesting Congress’s 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 was apparently 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 amassing in DC ahead of Wednesday’s riots.

Babitt’s mother-in-law told a Fox affliate 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.

You know what they say — play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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