Senator Ron Johnson is demanding that Capitol Police explain why they claimed that Officer Sicknick died as a result of blows sustained while confronting protesters who stormed the facility on Jan. 6.
After medical specialists reported that Sicknick’s true cause of death was from natural causes, the falsity of the police report became apparent, and Johnson wrote a letter to the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) to that effect according to The Federalist on April 22.
Sicknick “suffered two strokes and died of natural causes,” and there was “no evidence” that he “suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants,” the medical opinion document stated.
The fact that the Capitol Police had stepped forward with reckless claims only aggravated the overall appearance of the riots. They misrepresented their real results, which the Democrats used to launch a fierce campaign of persecution against the supporters of the then president, Donald Trump.
“This finding raises more questions about what USCP knew and what actions USCP took to confirm certain facts regarding Officer Sicknick’s death before it released its January 7 statement,” Johnson wrote.
He added, “It remains unclear why the USCP released a statement regarding Officer Sicknick’s cause of death months before the medical examiner made an official determination.”
Based on that falsehood, the Democrats’ second impeachment trial for then-President Donald Trump was promoted in part.
Likewise, leftist media and tech giants pushed false narratives blaming protesters for causing Sicknick’s death.
Johnson considered the impact of the falsehood serious enough to subpoena acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman to Congress with her explanations by May 6.
Johnson is concerned about whether Democrats requested information about Sicknick before scheduling Trump’s impeachment and whether the USCP sought to correct its amplification of the Times’ false claims about Sicknick’s death from being struck with a fire extinguisher.
“The death of any police officer is a tragedy and the use of any officer’s death for political purposes or to create a false narrative is reprehensible and disrespectful to the officer’s family and the officer’s memory,” Johnson stressed.
The Democrats’ controversial handling of the Jan. 6 events on Capitol Hill caused much unwarranted turmoil and incoherent moves from the standpoint of justice but with a deep political imprint.
Moreover, it kicked off a movement to combat alleged ‘domestic terrorism’ when the only death was that of Trump supporter Ashley Babbit, an Army veteran who was shot at point-blank range by an agent in the employ of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, against whom there was no charge.