Hillary Clinton has surfaced to take a jab at Senate Republicans on Twitter over the blocking of the Democrats’ Jan. 6 Commission. She falsely claimed that rioters “killed a policeman” on that fateful day and social media exploded over the lie.
“An angry mob attacked our Capitol, our lawmakers, and our election. They killed a policeman. And Republican leaders would rather we all not know more about what happened,” Clinton tweeted.
Officer Brian D. Sicknick reportedly died from natural causes involving two strokes, not from any direct attack by rioters as initially reported by the media. He passed away the day after the Capitol riot took place in Washington, DC. The only person to die at the hands of someone else that day was Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt. She was shot to death by an unnamed police officer as she broke into the Capitol building. That officer has never been charged for her death.
Both the Associated Press and The New York Times reported that Sicknick died because he was bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher. The rest of the mainstream media ran with that narrative and it was weeks before the actual cause of death was officially released. The medical examiner stated that the officer showed no signs of blunt trauma. After that, the media pivoted to his death being caused by a chemical irritant he inhaled after being sprayed by protesters.
An angry mob attacked our Capitol, our lawmakers, and our election.
They killed a policeman.
And Republican leaders would rather we all not know more about what happened.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 28, 2021
The Chief Medical Examiner’s report contested that accusation: “Francisco J. Diaz, the medical examiner, said the autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, which Diaz said would have caused Sicknick’s throat to quickly seize,” The Washington Post noted. The report took a political twist by stating that “all that transpired played a role in his condition,” which is a placative and subjective assessment of the officer’s death.
Democrats have used the officer’s death as a point of contention since the incident occurred. Even after it has been officially debunked, politicians such as Hillary Clinton are still knowingly spreading a false assertion to garner support against Republicans.
“When white supremacists attacked our nation’s capital, they took the life of one of our officers,” claimed Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). “They spilled his blood, they took our son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brothers.”
Twitter exploded over the unfounded accusation by Hillary Clinton.
Conservative Jack Posobiec called Clinton out for the lie: “Just straight-up lying about the death of a Capitol Police officer. Disgraceful.”
New York Times best-selling author Tony Shaffer snarked: “There’s an angry mob in @HillaryClinton’s head… Ashli Babbitt was murdered by a Capitol Hill Police lieutenant – all other deaths were of natural causes and no police officers were killed. This is the progressive @TheDemocrats Is Hillary the queen of Blue Anon?”
The attempt to create the Jan. 6 Commission to investigate the Capitol riot failed in the Senate on Friday in a 54-35 vote. Six Republicans voted with the Democrats on the bill. Five of those previously voted to convict Trump for inciting the riot: Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. They were also joined by Rob Portman of Ohio.
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Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and former President Trump rallied Republicans to oppose the commission.
“The role of the former president has already been litigated exhaustively, exhaustively in the high-profile impeachment trial we had right here in the Senate several months ago,” McConnell stated. He also referred to multiple Senate committees that are investigating security failures and the continuing Justice Department investigation that has resulted in more than 500 people being charged with crimes.
McConnell accused Democrats of seeking to form the commission as a political weapon. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of seeking protection by blocking an independent probe.
The outrage on Twitter blazed:
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) May 28, 2021
This is a flat out reprehensible lie.
But we expect that from her.
The only police officer killed at the Capitol was after Jan 6th was killed by a black male Democrat who crushed the cop’s body with a car. https://t.co/v6V38iisyC
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 28, 2021
Hillary engaging in fake news and a blood libel. https://t.co/WSjkuj70lx
— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) May 28, 2021
Twitter's going to remove the tweets of all the people lying about the murder of a police officer on January 6th, right? https://t.co/zL0IqgmmFz
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) May 28, 2021
An angry woman lied about her servers, destroyed evidence, and refused to accept the outcome of the election she lost.
She lied about how four Americans were killed in Benghazi.
And her husband was great friends with Jeffrey Epstein.
Maybe sit this one out, Granny. https://t.co/IIVFkfwRRo
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) May 28, 2021
An officer was not killed on Jan 6th. That’s a lie. The truth? On April 2nd a Capitol Police officer was killed after an attacker rammed his car into a barricade at the Capitol & tried to stab other officers. Dems would rather we all not know more about what happened on April 2. https://t.co/136X6I0qsO
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) May 28, 2021
This is an absolute false statement and a lie, the New York Times Retracted that statement. The only one who was killed was Ashli Babbit a 34-Year-Old 14 Year Air Force Veteran…
Unbelievable the lies of the left…
— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) May 29, 2021
Another lie by the party of lies.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) May 28, 2021
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