Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Ashli Babbit, the US Air Force veteran executed by DC Police in the Capitol on Wednesday, will be remembered as a cherished wife and patriot by those who loved her.
Babbit was identified as the victim of the shooting by DC Police in the Capitol on Wednesday by local media from her home town of San Diego. As National File reported:
KUSI News has spoken to her husband. Babbit was a 14-year veteran of the Air Force, served four tours, and was a “high-level security officer” throughout her service. Her husband described her as a “strong supporter of President Trump, and a great patriot to all who knew her.”
#KUSINews has confirmed the identity of the woman shot and killed inside US Capitol.
More info: https://t.co/xW9Ssd9bKD pic.twitter.com/DS6zjFOdDF
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 7, 2021
Following the news of her untimely death at the hands of DC Police, Axelrod, a pro-Trump Twitter personality, revealed he was a close friend of Babbit’s. Speaking exclusively to National File, he said he was “devastated” by her death.
“She was someone that did not judge me,” he said. “She was the ear I never had. She was not antifa or some far-right winger.”
Axelrod tweeted the last texts he shared from Babbit, when she was on the plane on the way to the DC protests. “Be safe. I cannot lose you,” wrote Axelrod. “I’ll watch my 6,” Babbit replied.
Axelrod wrote that Babbit and her husband were simply libertarians who “wanted to be left alone.”
Babbit was a strong supporter of President Trump. Her Twitter account, @Ashli_Babbitt, was full of retweets and posts from supporters of the President, including Jack Posobiec, Lin Wood, and General Mike Flynn. Babbit attended rallies in support of the President.
Following her senseless execution, thousands of Trump supporters posted tweets and messages on social media mourning her death.
Ashli Babbit, you truly defended the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. What happened to you today was senseless! Rest In Peace beautiful patriot! pic.twitter.com/WOgbNz5Cxf
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) January 7, 2021
Ashli Babbit proudly served our country for 14 years.
And she was murdered for expressing her First Amendment rights. We will never forget her pic.twitter.com/oEvJtmlCql
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) January 7, 2021
DC Police murdered a veteran in cold blood today, but there won't be any vigils for her like George Floyd. She won't get a plaza dedicated to her. She won't even have her name mentioned on the House floor & given a moment of silence.
Never forget what they did to Ashli Babbit!
— Kaitlin Bennett (@KaitMarieox) January 7, 2021
R.I.P. Ashli Babbit https://t.co/ZbKrhJuKAt
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 7, 2021