Who is Ashli Babbitt's brother Roger Witthoeft? 32-year-old says Trump ‘mattered so much that she died for it’
In an interview, he said she had not told her family that she was planning to go to Washington
The tragic death of Ashli Babbitt has shaken America. In a shocking incident on January 6, 2021, shortly after an angry mob breached the Capitol building, four more fatal deaths along with the 35-year-old Air Force veteran were reported, according to Robert Contee, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
Identified as a Libertarian and supporter of the Second Amendment, she was once charged for hitting a woman’s car three times in Calvert County, Maryland, and pursuing her through the streets in what’s described as “road rage.” Reportedly, she was acquitted months later. Amid the heated commotion and chaos, video footage captured the gunshot and depicted how she crumbled to the ground after a bullet hit her chest. Soon after the news surfaced on social media, her MAGA tweets stirred quite a controversy and led to much debate online. Among the tweets that were found on her Twitter handle — CommonAshSense aka @Ashli_Babbitt — when a friend asked, “When do we start winning?” Babbitt said, “Jan 6, 2021.”
The date is now frozen in time as she breathed her last that morning. Her family members and relatives expressed their shock and paid condolences along with thousands of social media users. First, her husband, Aaron Babbitt, 39, told a Fox affiliate in San Diego, “She loved her country and she was doing what she thought was right to support her country, joining up with like-minded people that also love their president and their country,” adding, “She was voicing her opinion and she got killed for it.”
Soon after, her mother-in-law also expressed her sorrow. “I’m numb. I’m devastated. Nobody from DC notified my son and we found out on TV,” Robin Babbitt told The Post. “She is a Trump supporter.” Calling her “strong, smart and kind”, she also tweeted from her Twitter handle — @Melissa65211685 — “Can't stop crying... I already miss you Ashli... She was such a wonderful(ly) kind person and a serious military woman.”
Who is Ashli Babbitt's brother?
Now, Ashli's brother Roger Witthoeft, 32, has revealed more about her early life. In an interview with The New York Times, he said she had not told her family that she was planning to go to Washington. “My sister was 35 and served 14 years — to me, that’s the majority of your conscious adult life,” said Witthoeft. “If you feel like you gave the majority of your life to your country and you’re not being listened to, that is a hard pill to swallow. That’s why she was upset.”
Along with four younger brothers, Babbitt was raised by their father who worked in commercial flooring and their mother who had a school program. Soon after completing high school, she enlisted in the Air Force and relocated to California. Witthoeft also said he worked at the company, Fowlers Pool Service and Supply, which she helped purchase. “We all worked together as a family — my other little brother, me, her husband, my uncle,” Witthoeft said. “It was kind of nice, a family affair.”
Sketching out her political interests, her brother divulged that she moved towards politics after leaving the military. “That was one of her things — for the first time in her life, she could actually say what she wanted to say, and didn’t have to bottle it up,” he said. She was frustrated, he said, with the number of homeless people in San Diego, and the difficulty of running a small business.”
“My sister was a normal Californian,” he said. “The issues she was mad about were the things all of us are mad about.” Her last words on social media were: “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!”
He also added that championing Trump's cause meant a lot to her. “I know it mattered to her a lot at the end of her life,” he said. “It mattered so much that she died for it.” An Associated Press report reads: “Her Twitter account promoted mainstream conservative views but also included references to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which centers on the baseless belief that Trump has been secretly fighting deep state enemies and a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring.”