Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton incorrectly claimed that the Capitol rioters “killed a police officer.”
Clinton’s comment came regarding a rebuke of Republican lawmakers for voting against the creation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Capitol riot.
“An angry mob attacked our Capitol, our lawmakers, and our election,” she said Friday. “They killed a policeman. And Republican leaders would rather we all not know more about what happened.”
The Capitol Police announced that Officer Brian Sicknick, a 42-year-old who joined the agency in 2008, died Jan. 7, one day after the riot. After months of speculation, on April 19, the medical examiner ruled his death was not a result of being hit with a chemical spray or that his death was caused by being hit with a fire extinguisher, but rather that he died after suffering two strokes.
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