Officer Brian Sicknick’s Mom Puts GOP Traitors On Notice

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Gladys Sicknick — the mother of the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died following his participation in the defense of the Capitol on January 6 of this year against Trump-inspired rioters — “is requesting meetings with GOP senators to push them to support a proposed bipartisan commission to investigate the” riot, POLITICO reports. UPDATE: The late officer’s partner, Sandra Garza, was also participating in the push, The Washington Post added.

Gladys is looking to meet with the office of every single Republican Senator. (Currently, there are 50.) A bill to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot passed the House with the support of 35 Republicans, but Senate Republicans have not gotten on board at a similar scale. In a statement that was provided to POLITICO, Gladys Sicknick commented as follows:

‘Not having a January 6 Commission to look into exactly what occurred is a slap in the faces of all the officers who did their jobs that day. I suggest that all Congressmen and Senators who are against this Bill visit my son’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery and, while there, think about what their hurtful decisions will do to those officers who will be there for them going forward. Putting politics aside, wouldn’t they want to know the truth of what happened on January 6? If not, they do not deserve to have the jobs they were elected to do.’

Brian Sicknick’s death has been ruled as due to natural causes by the medical examiner in D.C. Sicknick was determined to have suffered two strokes prior to his death, initially collapsing on the evening of January 6, just hours after the Capitol riot unfolded. U.S. Capitol Police said after the D.C. medical examiner’s finding that the conclusion “does not change the fact Officer Sicknick died in the line of duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol.” Notably, two Capitol Police officers also died of suicide following the January riot, during which many officers were violently assaulted by Trump’s supporters.

The fate of the legislation meant to create an independent commission to investigate the Capitol riot is not immediately clear.