The brothers of deceased Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick revealed Friday that after their brother’s dying, many lawmakers, together with former Vice President Mike Pence, contacted them and expressed their condolences. Donald Trump, nevertheless, didn’t.
“Not one tweet, not one notice, not one card — nothing from him, as a result of he is aware of. He is aware of he’s the reason for the entire thing,” Ken Sicknick advised CNN’s John Berman on Friday. Craig Sicknick added, “Not even a postcard.”
JUST NOW: Brian Sicknick’s brothers inform @NewDay Mike Pence referred to as after Brian’s dying to supply condolences. Pres. Trump didn’t.
“Not one tweet, not one notice, not one card, nothing from him as a result of he is aware of. He is aware of he’s the reason for the entire thing.”pic.twitter.com/poxyPgsxpi
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) June 10, 2022
The pair attended Thursday night time’s Jan. 6 committee listening to, at which Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards testified that she saw her colleague “ghostly pale” together with his head in his arms at one level through the riot. Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of pure causes the day after he engaged Trump supporters who sprayed him with a chemical irritant on the perimeter of the Capitol.
Through the interview, Ken Sicknick addressed those that have callously downplayed the importance of Jan. 6, and of the committee hearings themselves.
“Actually I do take note of a few of the conversations, rhetoric, no matter you wish to name it out there, you understand, pertaining to … the January sixth committee investigating the riot — that, you understand, it was a vacationer attraction, all people was singing kumbaya with one another,” Sicknick mentioned, referencing individuals like GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), who compared the insurrection to a “regular vacationer go to.” (A Republican Nationwide Committee decision from February additionally dubbed the violent and unlawful occasions of that day as “legitimate political discourse,” after first wanting to pass it off, shockingly, as “nonviolent and authorized.”)
“I truly noticed lots of individuals saying, ‘Properly, I’m not going to look at it. It’s a canine and pony present,’” he added of those that have purchased into conservative propaganda about the attack. “That’s simply them being ignorant. They actually need to see what truly occurred that day.”
The 2 brothers recalled how Edwards “advised us what a hero Brian was.” Edwards mentioned that “whereas she was going by means of the ordeal she was going by means of, Brian was proper there along with her … Whenever there was a breach within the line, Brian was filling that breach,” Ken Sicknick mentioned. “It’s reassuring to know he was a hero. I simply want he was nonetheless right here.”
Berman, after mentioning how Brian Sicknick’s associate has mentioned that justice for the couple could be “having Donald Trump in jail,” requested the pair in the event that they agreed. “That’s the least that might occur — could be him being thrown in jail,” Ken Sicknick replied. “That night time whereas he was laughing and, you understand, cheering on the crowds, you understand, he nonetheless — he nonetheless would get up within the morning and have the ability to see his household.”
“Donald Trump has by no means paid the value for something he has completed his total life,” his brother added. “Any mistake he’s made, it’s all been swept beneath the carpet, it’s all been made to go away. Let’s see if it occurs once more or if there may be truly justice served.”