Estate of Officer Brian Sicknick, Who Died of Natural Causes, Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Trump
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.”
New: The estate of Brian Sicknick, the US Capitol Police officer who was assaulted during the Jan. 6 attack and later died, is suing Donald Trump and two men charged in connection with the assault who took plea deals. More to come. https://t.co/XYFnkKKSCa pic.twitter.com/JjYGoTBexH
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 6, 2023
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 lawsuit notes the DC medical examiner determined that Sicknick’s cause of death was “natural causes” (a set of strokes), but includes a quote the ME gave to the Washington Post that “all that transpired played a role in his condition” (see: https://t.co/soSIvckha5) pic.twitter.com/NDAHV1CxOP
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) January 6, 2023
The other problem facing the Sicknick estate lawsuit?
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.
— The Columbia Bugle ?? (@ColumbiaBugle) January 6, 2023
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.
“My son died because of people like Kari Lake.”
Watch this powerful testimony from Gladys Sicknick, mother of the Capitol Police officer who died after January 6.
NEW from Republican Accountability PAC: pic.twitter.com/2n0FgeEdnb
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) November 1, 2022
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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