Since the Capitol Hill riots, America has been on edge about who started the riots and who should be held accountable. For the Democrats, it should all fall at the feet of President Trump as the riots led to the death of Capitol Police Officer Brain Sicknick. According to reports, the officer was bludgeoned to death by a fire extinguisher. That was more than enough for media outlets to immortalize the officer’s memory and label him as a martyr. But now, the officer’s parents are coming forward, claiming a different story.
First published by the Daily Mail, 74-year-old Gladys Sicknick said in an interview that she didn’t believe that her son’s death was at the hands of conservative extremists. According to her, “He wasn’t hit on the head, no. We think he had a stroke, but we don’t know anything for sure. We’d love to know what happened.”
But wait! The media outlets have been spreading his story for weeks following the riots. It was one of the main driving points for the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Although he was acquitted, the damage was done, and the blood was put on his hands.
To make matters even worse, Mrs. Sicknick says it has been almost a month since her son’s untimely death and she remains in the dark about key details on what exactly happened. In her own words, “He returned to his division office and collapsed,” and was “taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”
But the media had their story, and nothing was going to change it. Not even when the medical examiners released their report showing that they found no evidence of blunt force trauma leading to the death of Officer Sicknick. Even with science proving that there was another factor leading to his death, media outlets such as the Associated Press and Slate stuck with the initial story, writing “Police Officer That Rioters Hit With Fire Extinguisher Dies, Making Capitol Siege a Murder Scene.”
Although a complete lie, the story of Officer Sicknick continues to fuel the anger of the left as they want justice for the riots. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on Twitter, calling for the “perpetrators” to be “brought to justice.”
What is even more damning to the legacy of Sicknick and his family is while the Democrats use him as a pawn in their agenda, the authorities behind the investigations remain silent. It’s unclear if this is by choice or a move to suppress information to the masses.