The tag team effort from the FBI, squishy opportunists in Congress and the mainstream media to hang a murder charge on Trump supporters for the January 6 Capitol Kerfuffle has collapsed. They really wanted to be able to pin the death of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick on people in MAGA hats. If you’re going to label conservatives as “domestic terrorists,” it’s much easier to do so if you have an actual death you can point to. But now even the FBI is admitting that they don’t seem to have a murder case on their hands.
All of this started to fall apart more than a week ago when Sicknick’s relatives started speaking out. The New York Times reported a story that sounded truly awful: Trump supporters bashed Officer Sicknick in the head with a fire extinguisher and beat him to death. The entire mainstream media repeated this, as well as craven political opportunists in Congress. And that is an awful story. Too bad for the left that it was a complete and total lie.
Hours after the protest had concluded, Sicknick texted his brother to tell him he had been pepper sprayed a couple of times but was otherwise just fine. Oops. According to the New York Times, Sicknick was supposed to be brain dead and fighting to survive on life support at a hospital at that time.
As astonishing as this sounds, the US Capitol Police have still not told the Sicknick family how Brian died. It’s been almost two months! The autopsy and swift cremation of Sicknick’s body happened more than a month and a half ago. It’s one thing to not inform the media of a cause of death, but isn’t the family entitled to know how the Air National Guard veteran died?
But when there are actually zero deaths that can be falsely pinned on Trump supporters, it makes it tough to make a case that we’re all terrorists.
Now the FBI has suddenly shifted the narrative. There’s no video or eyewitness evidence that anyone struck Sicknick with any sort of object. But they have a quote from his brother saying that Sicknick was pepper sprayed! So… now they’re looking to build a case that Sicknick may have died from pepper spray.
Huh? Is that even a thing?
The FBI says it has “identified an assailant” who sprayed a can of pepper spray at the group of officers Sicknick was with. Considering the fact that Sicknick was a cop and a veteran, we can say with 100% certainty that he’s been pepper sprayed before – probably multiple times – as part of his training. Another thing we know with certainty is that even though there have been sporadic cases in past of people dying after being pepper sprayed, no individual has ever died and had pepper spray listed as the sole or even primary cause of death. At best, pepper spray has only been listed as a contributing factor which, in rare cases, it exacerbated an already-existing medical condition like severe heart disease or a respiratory illness.
Pepper spray doesn’t kill people in most normal circumstances, so by flip-flopping from “bludgeoned by fire extinguisher” to “got pepper sprayed,” the FBI is admitting that there’s no murder case here. No prosecutor would ever be able to prove that.
Even the New York Times admits this now, writing on February 26: “Given the evidence available to investigators, prosecutors could be more likely to bring charges of assaulting an officer, rather than murder.”
Not that any of this will make the dumbest individuals in the US Congress stop smearing Trump supporters. Sicknick’s death was called a “murder” in the Democrats’ latest Article of Impeachment against Donald Trump. His death, which now appears to have been a tragic stroke, was used to fuel the lie that the peaceful Capitol protests were an “armed insurrection.”
The Deep State is grasping at straws at this point. The FBI has now arrested six members of the Proud Boys who were not at that protest. They’ve been charged with “conspiracy” to disrupt the fake Biden vote certification. This is despite the fact that the Proud Boys’ leader Enrique Tarrio has been outed as a prolific FBI snitch, and at least one of the window-breakers in a Proud Boys hat at the protest was a literal FBI agent.
Everything they continue to spout about this protest is a lie. But at least we now know that no one is going to be charged with Brian Sicknick’s “murder.”