Sandra Garza, the partner of the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, said during a recent appearance on PBS that she believes that former President Donald Trump should be in jail in connection to his incitement of the violence at the Capitol last January. Sicknick’s death was ruled to be of natural causes, but he was among the numerous law enforcement personnel who were savagely beaten by members of the Trump-supporting crowd that attacked the Capitol in January of last year. Sicknick died very soon after sustaining the assault.
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Garza, who has spoken out before, insisted that she pins responsibility on Trump for the events of that day. She also noted that the former president has never even gotten in touch with her to express any sort of condolences for what occurred, no matter the former president’s frequent show of expressing supposed support for law enforcement. Trump has repeatedly sought to justify what happened on January 6 — which includes attacks on police. As Garza explained:
‘I hold Donald Trump 100 percent responsible for what happened on January 6 — and all of the people that have enabled him, enabled him that day, and continue to enable him now… And I think sadly Brian did not live long enough to see the evidence that has come forth to show what kind of man Donald Trump really is. Clearly, he doesn’t support law enforcement. I mean, he watched for hours law enforcement being pummeled and beaten, attacked, and he did nothing… Personally, for me, I think [Trump] needs to be in prison. That’s what I think.’
Check out Garza’s comments below:
"I hold Donald Trump 100% responsible for what happened on Jan. 6 … I think he needs to be in prison," Sandra Garza — the partner of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the Capitol insurrection — tells @JudyWoodruff. https://t.co/u01NnzUTIx pic.twitter.com/3yMMIvUWfu
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the vice chair of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, shared during a recent interview that the panel has a firsthand account revealing that Trump was watching television coverage of the riot as it unfolded, which adds an additional, disturbing layer of reveling to his relative inaction. Initially, he didn’t say anything at all regarding the violence — and when he did speak out, he told the rioters things like: “we love you; you’re very special.” That’s not exactly something that communicates an overwhelming urgency to their need to leave the Capitol complex. Now, Trump continues to downplay, gloss over, and seek to excuse what took place. On the day of the violence itself, he said that “these are the things and events that happen” when an election is stolen (although it obviously wasn’t). Accepting violence is becoming part of the GOP’s everyday mode of operations.
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