Latest "Ashli Babbitt" stories
Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt echoed comments from other senior military leaders about the perception of soldiers being used to secure the election process.
Authorities had considered for months whether criminal charges were appropriate for the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from San Diego.
With Trump not engaged, it fell to Pentagon officials, a handful of senior White House aides, the leaders of Congress and the vice president holed up in a secure bunker to manage the chaos.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press