The death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on Jan. 6, 2021, was a tragedy. Everyone can acknowledge that. Almost every other narrative pushed by the left involving Sicknick’s death, however, is a blatant falsehood,
And it isn’t as if time has corrected the record. It’s been over 18 months since the Capitol incursion, and a Democratic representative, speaking at a congressional hearing, actually claimed Sicknick died because he was “bludgeoned to death.”
The problem, as two Republicans subsequently noted, is that Sicknick died of natural causes — and a medical examiner’s ruling stating this fact is well over a year old.
The viral exchange came after GOP Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina took exception to the Democrats’ characterization of how the officer died.
“Did you say that a police officer was bludgeoned to death by the crowd at the Jan. 6 riots?” Bishop asked Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York.
“I said a police officer was bludgeoned to death,” Jones responded. “I did not say at the hands of whom, Mr. Bishop.”
He then asked if Bishop denied that a police officer had been murdered during the Capitol incursion.
“I understood that there were reports earlier on that Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, and that subsequently was debunked as false,” Bishop said. “He died of natural causes … are we talking about the same person, Sicknick, or are we talking about somebody else?”
Then, GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas hammered home just how wrong Rep. Jones was.
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“This is a genuine question, because the medical examiner — the U.S. Capitol Police put out a report agreeing with the medical examiner finding … Sicknick died of natural causes,” Roy said.
In April of 2021, the chief medical examiner of Washington, D.C., ruled Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes. There was no evidence of injuries, either internal or external, and no evidence he had an allergic reaction to a chemical irritant used…