Air Force veteran and Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt had hit her breaking point. She fired up her Twitter account and let loose while driving in her car on the way to work. Her target: politicians, specifically those who weren’t getting results in Washington D.C. It was November 26, 2018.
“I’m driving right now, but I’m, like, really heated all of a sudden,” the San Diego resident said in the November 26, 2018 video. “I am so sick of these politicians in this goddamned state. They’re all worried about what Trump is doing. How about we worry about what the hell you’re doing?
Video 1 of 2: We need to start putting our elected officials on notice…we the ppl see you…you work for ya and have completely forgotten your place… #MAGA I want results—not lies and lip service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9qgnP12g5D
— CommonAshSense (@Ashli_Babbitt) November 26, 2018
“Maxine Waters, what have you done? You’re talking about, oh this thing at the border, it’s a political ploy that Trump’s done. Where are you? You’re not even here!”
This week, an unarmed Babbitt, who spent 14 years in the Air Force, was shot and killed by an unidentified officer as she attempted to climb through a busted out window in the Capitol building. She was wearing snow boots, jeans, and a Trump flag like a cape. She was 35.
Babbitt spent the last two years focused squarely on politics, according to the Twitter account she left behind.
“Nothing will stop us,” she tweeted a day before her death. “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!”
In videos of the shooting, Babbitt can be seen being hoisted up into the window as an officer points a handgun from her left. Babbitt’s head and shoulders appear to make it through the opening when she’s shot and immediately falls backward.
Four synchronised videos showing different angles of the shooting of Ashli Babbit in the Capitol building (Graphic). pic.twitter.com/DRe1aajxoB
— Bellingcat (@bellingcat) January 7, 2021
According to the Associated Press, the Air Force reports Babbitt was on active duty from 2004 to 2008, in the Air Force Reserve from 2008 to 2010 and the Air National Guard from 2010 to 2016.
Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, told Fox5 San Diego she was voicing her opinion and it got her killed.
“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.
Together we can #MAGA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
~I’ll be rollin through your hood with my red hat! ~ 🇺🇸🤙🏼🙌🏻
“The best is yet to come” pic.twitter.com/6w5QPq5VQZ
— CommonAshSense (@Ashli_Babbitt) February 24, 2020