Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran who was fatally shot after breaching the Capitol building Wednesday, was “never afraid to speak her mind,” according to her ex-husband.
“I feel absolutely terrible and sick to my stomach about it,” Timothy McEntee, who was married to Babbitt for 14 years, texted the Washington Post after Babbitt’s death. “She was never afraid to speak her mind and in a way this was her way of speaking her mind (going to the rally).”
Babbitt, who served in the Air Force for 14 years, spent time in Afghanistan and Iraq and was also deployed with the National Guard to Kuwait and Qatar, according to McEntee.
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The two met in the Air Force and split in May 2019.
McEntee remembered Babbitt as “very loud and opinionated, but caring, sweet, thoughtful, loving.”
He added, “You would never forget meeting her.”
Babbitt, 35, of San Diego, was outspoken on social media and a frequent retweeter of alt-right