A female Air Force vet and Trump supporter from California has been identified as the protester killed in the Capitol building Wednesday.
Ashli Babbit, who was married and lived around San Diego, was fatally shot in the chaos, her husband told KUSI-TV.
She had 14 years in the service and done four tours of duty, the station said.
Her husband called her a major President Trump supporter.
The day before she was fatally shot, apparently by Capitol Police, 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 Wednesday morning — 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.
Babbit took a fatal bullet to the chest during the mayhem inside the Capitol. Video footage captured the gunshot, as well as the woman crumpling to the floor. She was apparently shot by Capitol Police, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
On Tuesday, Babbit retweeted TV footage of a pro-Trump crowd amassing in DC ahead of Wednesday’s riots
Protester killed in Capitol was Air Force vet from California The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.