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Donald Trump Supporter Shot And Killed At Capitol Has Been Named

Donald Trump Supporter Shot And Killed At Capitol Has Been Named

The woman who was shot and killed during the riots in Washington D.C. last night (6 January) has been named.

Ashli Babbit, from San Diego, California, was among the hoards of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol building in a bid to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory.

The woman, who is said to have been a 14-year veteran, serving four tours with the US Air Force, was shot as rioters clashed with law enforcement during the break-in.

Ms Babbit's husband, who was not named, spoke to KUSI News and paid tribute to his wife.

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He said: "She was a strong supporter of President Trump and was a great patriot to all who knew her."

Three other people also died from 'medical emergencies', while 52 people - so far - have been arrested.

Footage shared online showed the moment thousands of Trump fans and voters made their way up to the Capitol building following a rally, at which Trump himself spoke.

A rioter stands with the Confederate flag in the Capitol. Credit: PA
A rioter stands with the Confederate flag in the Capitol. Credit: PA
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The outgoing President was objecting to the results of several states, claiming there was evidence of voter fraud.

However, following the violence, the Senate was able to recommence and rejected the claims over fraud in Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

Speaking last night, Senate Majority Leader and Republican Mitch McConnell said no other states would be challenged.

"The voters, the courts and the states, they've all spoken... This election actually was not unusually close. Just in recent history - [the elections of] 1976, 2000 and 2004 - were all closer than this one," he said.

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"Every four years would be a scramble for power at any cost."

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Condemning the violent scenes, he said: "We will not be kept out of this chamber by mobs, thugs or threats.

"We will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation."

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Four people lost their lives following the riots. Credit: PA
Four people lost their lives following the riots. Credit: PA

After his supporters stormed the Capitol, Trump took to social media to send them a message, telling them that he 'loved them'.

He said: "I know your pain, I know you're hurt, we had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election and every knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now, we have to have peace.

"We have to have law and order, we have to respect our great people in law and order - we don't want anybody hurt.

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It's a very tough period of time, there's never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us, from me, from you, and from our country.

"This was a fraudulent election, but we can't play into the hands of these people.

"We have to have peace, so go home. We love you, you're very special. You've seen what happens, you've seen the way that others are treated that are so bad and so evil.

"I know how you feel, but go home, and go home in peace."

His message was roundly condemned, with Twitter banning him from the site for 12 hours, and removing some of his tweets.

Featured Image Credit: KUSI News

Topics: US Politics, US News, Donald Trump, Politics

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Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]