Estate of Officer Brian Sicknick, Who Died of Natural Causes, Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Trump

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The estate of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Donald Trump. The suit seeks $10 million in damages from the former President.

Also named in the lawsuit are two individuals accused of assaulting Sicknick with chemical spray in a melee amidst the January 6th riot. Julian Khater pleaded guilty to the assault, while George Tanios pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.

“The horrific events of January 6, 2021, including Officer Sicknick’s tragic, wrongful death, were a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ unlawful actions,” the complaint reads.

It adds that “the defendants are responsible for the injury and destruction that followed.”

The complaint accuses Trump of putting officers and lawmakers in “mortal danger” while Trump “watched the events unfold on live television from the safety of the White House.”

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Sicknick’s Estate Blames Trump For His Death

One can’t help but notice the language in the lawsuit filed by officer Brian Sicknick’s estate and his longtime partner, Sandra Garza, sounds hyperbolic and overly dramatic – and very similar to the January 6 select committee.

Lo and behold, the complaint cites the findings of that committee and notes they “made a number of criminal referrals” against the former President “based on its finding of ‘sufficient evidence of one or more potential violations.'”

The problem is, that panel and its referrals have no legal standing. Not to mention it was a highly partisan circus whose conclusions were made long before they even began their “investigation.”

The other problem facing the Sicknick estate lawsuit?

Sicknick died of a stroke the after the riot according to the Washington medical examiner, and his death was ruled by “natural” causes and not “hastened by an injury.”

The New York Times also notes that prosecutors in the cases involving the two protesters who assaulted him would not link their actions to his death.

That being said, as most Americans are acutely aware (See: OJ Simpson), civil suits do not have the same strict rules as criminal cases.

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Exploiting His Death is Sick

Officer Brian Sicknick’s death is tragic and my heart sincerely goes out to his family. I mean that.

But just as tragic are those willing to use his death to score political points – like the committee – or to earn a quick payday – like his estate and longtime partner.

They should be ashamed. Nearly as ashamed as a group known as the Republican Accountability Project should have been when they used Sicknick’s mother to accuse former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake of causing her son’s death.

“My son died because of people like Kari Lake,” Gladys Sicknick states in an ad for the group.

President Biden is another individual who should feel shame for exploiting Sicknick’s death from natural causes.

Today, the President will posthumously award him and several other Capitol Police officers with a Presidential Citizens Medal for their service during the January 6th riot.

No police officers died that day, nor did any die as a direct cause of the actions that took place that day. Democrats, however, want you to think they did. It’s all part of making January 6th the newest National Myth.

Four people died during the Capitol riot – protesters – and only unarmed Air Force veteran and avid Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt was killed – by a Capitol Police officer.

Babbitt’s estate might want to look into a lawsuit of their own.

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