‘Rip Our Wounds Wide Open Again’
Samuel Corum/Getty Rioters at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021
The family of a U.S. Capitol police officer who died of a series of strokes one day after being assaulted during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol is slamming Tucker Carlson after the Fox News host aired footage of the riots and said the narrative surrounding the officer’s death was “a lie.”
The loved ones of fallen officers Brian Sicknick Hours after Carlson made his claim on his broadcast, the statement was released by Sicknick’s lawyers. We have video that proves this is a fabrication.
Carlson then showed portions of surveillance footage that showed Sicknick walking around the Capitol after the attack.
According to widely reported reports, Sicknick, 42 years old, died one-day after the riots. He was pepper-sprayed in the face during the riots. The man who attacked him and the other officers was also pepper-sprayed. sentenced This year, you could spend up to 80 days in prison
Sicknick’s official cause of death According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, there was “acute brainstem infarcts and cerebellar damage due to acute basilar arterial thrombosis”.
Francisco J. Diaz, medical examiner, previously told The Washington Post Sicknick had suffered two strokes, one of which was caused by blood clots. He stated that Sicknick died from “natural causes” but that all that happened on the day after the insurrection “played an important role in his condition.”
Sicknick’s family issued a statement after Carlson made his claims about Fox News. They stated that they are “outraged by the ongoing attack against our family by the unscrupulous, outright sleazy news network of Fox News,” and that it accused Trump of doing “the bidding” of Trump and his sycophant supporters, regardless of how much damage is done for the families of the deceased, the officers who gave their lives, and all those who were affected on January 6th.”
The family stated that Officer Sicknick appears to have managed “to shake off chemical irritants” and returned to his duties. Although he was able to do so, his sense of duty as well as his extraordinary work ethic drove him to go back despite his injuries. He likely succumbed to his injuries the next day.
Fox and other organizations like it rip open our wounds again every time the pain from that day seems to have subsided a little. We are sick of it. The statement went on to say, “Leave us the hell alone.”
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The footage being aired by Carlson was given to the network by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who provided Fox News with some 40,000 hours of surveillance footage from that day, as Carlson works to reframe the narrative surrounding the events.
McCarthy, when asked by Carlson why he was only providing footage, said that he had no other networks to blame.jealous” I let him see it and everyone is going to get it.
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Carlson has publicly argued that the violent riots — which have spurred multiple investigations and during which four other people died — were little more than a peaceful protest by “ordinary and meek” Trump supporters, whom he has described as “sightseers.”
However, Carlson was privately critical of Trump in private, according to email and text conversations that were obtained during legal proceedings. This is especially true after the riots.
After the Trump supporters had stormed the Capitol hours earlier, Carlson text-messaged a colleague The then-president was “a demon force, a destroyer.”