American Air Force Vet Shot Dead During Capitol Hill Protest

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We all expected Wednesday to be a total dumpster fire but I don’t think any of us could have predicted just how bad things would really get.

While the House and Senate were in the middle of debating the results of the Electoral College vote a mob of protesters breached security and stormed the Capitol Building. What happened next was a series of events that a tragedy on a day America will never forget.

The woman fatally shot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, a friend confirms to Fox News. Babbitt was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the Air Force and resided in San Diego, according to media reports.

Babbitt was a strong supporter of President Trump, her husband told WTTG-TV. Messages to him from Fox News were not returned. 

“I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” Babbitt’s mother-in-law told the local Fox affiliate in D.C.  

Babbitt’s husband was not in D.C with her. The couple owned a business together, according to reports. 

Authorities were in riot gear protecting the Capitol as the media and lawmakers returned to resume a joint session of Congress halted hours earlier when a mob breached security and stormed the building, resulting in the fatal shooting.

Early reports said a woman was shot in the chest and transported from the building just before 3 p.m., the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department told Fox News. It was not clear who fired the shot or what led to the shooting. 

This was truly a dark day in American history and I hope that someone will step up and do what is best for our country.

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