The Patriot Post® · Pelosi and Schumer Desecrated Brian Sicknick's Death

By Mark Alexander ·

One of the most challenging assignments I have undertaken was analysis on the life and death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

It was challenging first because, as a former law enforcement officer myself, assaults on police officers are personal — membership in the Blue fraternity does not expire. Brian Sicknick was an American Patriot and an exemplary LEO and a conservative supporter of Donald Trump.

It was challenging because Brian died a day after the disgraceful Capitol riot, or as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would have called it in any of their many constituent riots last year, a “peaceful protest.” I was, and remain, very angry about images of confrontations that day between Capitol Police and self-centered anarchists — a minute fringe element of self-proclaimed “Trump supporters” whom neither Trump nor any genuine conservative would claim as fellow Patriots.

It was challenging because I had a strong instinct in January that Brian Sicknick’s death was being used as cheap political fodder by Pelosi and Schumer. As I wrote, “Democrats have a long and sordid history of using the caskets of victims as staging platforms for their political agenda. … But would they be so brazen as to use the remains of a Capitol Police officer, who was committed to their protection, as a political prop for a second Trump impeachment charade?”

Last June, after Pelosi and Schumer kneeled for George Floyd in the Capitol Rotunda, using his death as a prop in order to ignite their constituents’ “summer of rage,” we started posting tributes honoring police officers killed in the line of duty on our End of Watch page, and asking Pelosi and Schumer why they refuse to take a knee for those officers.

Apparently, with Officer Sicknick’s death, Democrats finally found a police officer they could “honor” as a political prop in that same Capitol Rotunda.

However, as I speculated in January, and as now confirmed months after his death, Brian Sicknick died of “natural causes.” He was not murdered by protestors. According to the DC medical examiner in charge of investigating Brian’s death, there was no direct connection between the riot and his death: “If death is hastened by an injury, the manner of death is not considered natural.”

That assessment directly contradicts the lie first published by the New York Times immediately after Brian’s death – that he was murdered by protesters, bludgeoned to death – a lie then propagated by CNN and all of the other leftist media platforms.

The Democrat Party and Leftmedia narrative that he was killed by rioters was a brazen lie.

Recall that day of officer Sicknick’s death, his family members reported that his cause of death was natural — not related to the Capitol events — and asked that his death not be politicized by the Left and Leftmedia. At the time, his family stated, “Many details regarding Wednesday’s events and the direct causes of Brian’s injuries remain unknown and our family asks the public and the press to respect our wishes in not making Brian’s passing a political issue. Please honor Brian’s life and service.” His mother, Gladys Sicknick, said she believed her son died of a stroke — precisely the cause of death noted by the DCME.

But Pelosi and Schumer could not resist “making Brian’s passing a political issue,” to bolster their political narrative by also propagating the lie that he was killed by Capitol rioters. Apparently now, having exploited all the political theater they could from his death, they decided it was okay for the DCME to finally release his actual cause of death finding, which will now become little more than a footnote to their disgraceful political devaluation of Brian Sicknick’s life by desecrating his cause of death.

Unfortunately, the Demo-controlled Capitol Police attempted to sustained the Pelosi/Schumer narrative with this response to the DCME’s report: “The USCP accepts the findings from the Office of the Medical Examiner, but this does not change the fact Officer Brian Sicknick died in the Line of Duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol.” He certainly did courageously defend the Capitol, but the DCME’s report completely changed the Left’s narrative that he died in the line of duty. I presume the USCP is keeping the false narrative going in order that the DCME’s determination not deter from Pelosi’s rigged Capitol riot “investigation.”

Again, the only person killed in the Capitol building riot was Ashli Babbitt, and the only Capitol Police officer killed on the Capitol grounds in a decade was Officer William Evans — murdered two weeks ago by one of Louis Farrakhan’s deranged Islamist adherents.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776