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Family Of Officer Who Died After Jan. 6 Assault Snubs GOP Leaders

The family of a deceased U.S. Capitol police officer refused to shake hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R=KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in a ceremony Tuesday honoring U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police. Among the attendees were family members of Brian Sicknick, a U.S. Capitol Police officer who suffered strokes and died the day after the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection, USA Today reports. During the ceremony, Sicknick's two brothers and parents approached Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and shook his hand. They continued down a line of lawmakers standing in front of the podium, bypassing McConnell and McCarthy.


“They’re just two-faced,” Gladys Sicknick, Brian's mother, told CNN. “I’m just tired of them standing there and saying how wonderful the Capitol police is and then they turn around and go down to Mar-a-Lago and kiss his (former President Trump) ring and come back.” Leaders held the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony to honor law enforcement officers who protected the Capitol on Jan. 6. Two men have pleaded guilty in the assault on Sicknick and are due to be sentenced in the coming weeks.

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