Who is Ashli Babbitt's husband Aaron? Air Force vet fondly remembered as ‘strong Trump supporter’ after tragic death
In a shocking tragedy, a woman was shot and killed inside the US Capitol during the protests and has now been identified as Ashli Babbitt. A 14-year Air Force veteran, she reportedly served four tours with the US Air Force and was a high-level security official all throughout her time in service.
The woman was first identified after KUSI News spoke to her husband. Speaking to the local network, he called her a “strong Trump supporter” and “a great patriot to everyone who knew her.” As per recent updates, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating her death.
What were her last words on social media?
Just the day before her death, she took to Twitter on her handle — CommonAshSense — and posted the “storm is here”. “Nothing will stop us,” she said. “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!” Her tweet was in response to another post that read, “A lot of flights into DC are being canceled with no bad weather. The entire world is corrupt. Moreover, she often retweeted posts by Lin Wood, who is lately quite a controversial figure.
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!— CommonAshSense (@Ashli_Babbitt) January 5, 2021
How was Ashli Babbitt shot?
A fatal bullet hit Ashli Babbitt's chest when hundreds of Donald Trump supporters entered the Capitol building to overturn his election defeat. Amid the heated commotion and chaos, video footage captured the gunshot and she crumbled to the ground. Although official confirmation is yet to be made, reports say she was shot by Capitol Police, according to law-enforcement sources in a report by The New York Post.
The rioters smashed windows, clashed with cops and tore down metal barricades at the bottom of the Capitol’s steps and were met by officers in riot gear. Reports claim the recording said no one could enter due to an “external security threat".
Who is Ashli Babbitt's husband?
Married and a mother of one, she lived near San Diego and a Facebook account reveals she married her second husband Aaron Babbitt on June 25, 2019. Talking exclusively to KUSI-TV, her husband said she was a strong Trump supporter. Her family members were also present and they expressed their shock and grief.
In the same interview, he also revealed that he stayed home to operate a business the couple owned that day. Meanwhile, his wife, who believed in Trump and wanted to protest along with Trump supporters, traveled to the infamous rally-turned-riot.
‘I’m numb... I’m devastated’
“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.” Aaron's brother Justin, who was Ashli's brother-in-law, said everything was “pretty surreal”, adding, “It’s hard because we haven’t been officially notified.”
Ashli shared a photo with her husband Aaron in her profile picture on Twitter, where the couple can be seen adorably kissing each other.
Where did the pair live in San Diego?
The couple lived in a modest duplex in Spring Valley, near San Diego. According to the Associated Press, a large sign on the front door of a pool service business she ran with her husband read: “Mask Free Autonomous Zone Better Known as America.”
As per the report, no one answered the door Thursday at the business or the couple’s home in San Diego.
‘She got killed for it’
Babbit told KSWB-TV, a Fox affiliate in San Diego, that he sent a text message almost 30 minutes back but never heard back. “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,” he said. “She was voicing her opinion and she got killed for it.”
Babbitt’s ex-husband, Timothy McEntee — who was married to her from April 2005 to May 2019 — called her a “wonderful woman with a big heart and a strong mind” in an email to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Here's the video that captured her tragic death [Viewer discretion advised]: