Officer Brian Sicknick, 42. tragically died after the Capitol Hill mayhem. Allegedly he was “bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher”, and later got a blood clot and died the next day. His death is being used to score political points against Trump supporters yet there are some pertinent facts being left out, and questions that need answers.
Things the legacy media may have forgot to report:
- Sicknik texted his family at night after the Capitol Hill event and said he was in good shape. The family did not expect him to go to hospital.
- The family didn’t want his death used for political purposes and say his death may be related to a medical condition.
- Brian Sicknik was a strong Trump supporter.
- The family only learnt of his death when reporters started phoning them.
It’s all a bit odd?
“This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed”: Officer Brian Sicknick Died Defending the Capitol. His Family Waits for Answers.
J. David McSwane, Propublica
“He texted me last night and said, ‘I got pepper-sprayed twice,’ and he was in good shape,” said Ken Sicknick, his brother, as the family drove toward Washington. “Apparently he collapsed in the Capitol and they resuscitated him using CPR.”
But the day after that text exchange, the family got word that Brian Sicknick had a blood clot and had had a stroke; a ventilator was keeping him alive.
“We weren’t expecting it,” his brother said.
Propublica contacted the family:
The family learned from reporter phone calls that something was wrong.
“We have not gotten any calls,” Ken Sicknick said when first contacted. Brian Sicknick was the youngest of three siblings, all boys. “We’re kind of overwhelmed right now. You guys are getting reports of his death before I even got anything.”
A colleague of Sicknick’s remains baffled as to how the Capitol was breached:
Larry Schaefer, who spent 34 years on the force before retiring last year and knew Sicknick, said Wednesday’s breach of the Capitol was unfathomable until he saw it on his TV screen.
“We handle demonstrations on a regular basis,” Schaefer said. “We’re prepared for this kind of stuff. We hold people back in a perimeter. We’re set up for mass arrests, to load buses of people away.”
He said he blames department leaders for the tragedy.
Brian Sicknik had served in the National Air Guard in Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan. He had grown very disilliusioned at the “unnecessary wars“. He scorned George Bush, and the 9/11 Commission report, and the way the US government treated their troops:
In 2001, he described his attempt to gain help from his representatives in a dispute with his employer: “I have written a staggering number of letters to elected officials in both the state and federal governments. Only one state senator responded. This is one of the main reasons I will not be enlisting for a second term in the National Guard. I am no longer going to risk my life in hostile environments for a government that does not care about the troops.”
Matthew Schmitz says in the New York Post “When they smear Trump voters, they dishonor Officer Sicknick’s memory.”
Sicknick was a Trump supporter himself, as his friend Caroline Behringer announced shortly after his death. Far from sharing the views of the #Resistance, he had written letters to his congressman opposing Trump’s impeachment.
As Diana West points out, if Brian Sicknick had been alive for Joe Biden’s inauguration, they would have vetted him.
In a related story, a video has been unearthed showing a MAGA supporter pleading with the Capitol Hill Police on January 6th, asking why they haven’t called for back up.
Capitol Protester Yells at Cops for Backup at DC Riot:
h/t Kevin a. Fuel Filter.
January 23, 2021 at 03:35AM