Ashli Babbitt killed at US Capitol – Fatally shot QAnon Air Force vet's family ‘not sure why’ she was at pro-Trump rally

A FATALLY shot QAnon Air Force veteran's family were "not sure why" she was at the pro-Trump rally in Washington DC.

Ashli Babbitt was shot in the chest during the mayhem inside the building on Wednesday.

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However, her mother-in-law said that she does not know why she was there.

“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” she told Fox5.

The day before she died, Babbitt 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."

Babbitt, who used the Twitter handle CommonAshSense, also retweeted — a few hours ahead of her and other Donald Trump supporters storming the Capitol — a "MUST BE DONE LIST before Congress meets today."

In the chaotic bloody scenes on Wednesday:

  • Senators met to vote and certify the results of the election
  • Protesters broke down fences outside the US Capitol and stormed the building and Capitol buildings were put on lockdown
  • Vice President Mike Pence, followed by Senators, were evacuated
  • A woman was shot among three others amid the violent scenes and was said to be in critical condition
  • Trump told those that sieged the Capitol to "go home in peace"
  • An IED was reportedly found on Capitol grounds
  • The woman who was shot inside the Capitol was pronounced dead

Members of Congress continued to certify the election results on Wednesday night, officially making Biden the President-elect

On January 5, Babbitt retweeted TV footage of a pro-Trump crowd massing in DC ahead of the January 6 riots over the election result.

Her husband says she was a strong supporter of President Trump, and was a great patriot to all who knew her, KUSI TV reported.

Footage from the incident showed Babbitt attempting to climb through a window before being fatally shot by a police officer.

Babbitt was one of four people who died following the Capitol chaos on January 6.

Alongside the fatalities, several others were seriously injured in clashes after rioters fought cops and pushed their way inside the Capitol.

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers met to certify the results of November's election.

In a tweet that has since been removed by Twitter, Trump told the rioters they were justified in their actions.

"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly and unfairly treated for so long," Trump tweeted.

"Go home with love and in peace. Remember this day forever!"

Yesterday's violence erupted just hours after Trump addressed his supporters at a nearby rally.

"We're going to walk down to the Capitol," he told his supporters earlier on Wednesday.

"And we're gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we're probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong."

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