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Ashli Babbitt's path from the Air Force to Trump, QAnon and a deadly insurrection at the Capitol

Ashli Babbitt's path from the Air Force to Trump, QAnon and a deadly insurrection at the Capitol
A November, 2018 video carried a hint at the anger and mind-set that 26 months later drove 35-year-old Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt to join Trump supporters in Washington and then push her way into the Capitol, where she was shot and killed by police.

Ashli Babbitt's path from the Air Force to Trump, QAnon and a deadly insurrection at the Capitol LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — Ashli Babbitt — then named Ashli McEntee — was driving to the office when the anger inside her head hit a critical mark." The November 2018 video carried a hint at the anger and mind-set that two years later drove the 35-year-old Air Force veteran to join Trump supporters in Washington and then push her way into the Capitol.Her husband and family members made little public comment, but former husband Timothy McEntee, who was stationed with her at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, described Babbitt as "a wonderful woman with a big heart and a strong mind.Another military publication credited Babbitt with at least eight deployments between the Air Force and the Air National Guard, including in Iraq.

The San Diego County resident flipped on her cellphone and began to record." When COVID-19 forced business closures and masking orders in San Diego, Babbitt's often expletive-filled anger was directed at one of the sources of those requirements: Gov.

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