Brian Sicknick’s partner: GOP senators ‘spit in the face’ of late Capitol Police officer
The longtime girlfriend of late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, says the GOP senators who blocked the creation of a commission to investigate the insurrection have effectively spit in Sicknick’s face.
In an interview with “CBS This Morning” released Tuesday, Sicknick’s girlfriend, Sandra Garza, and his mother, Gladys Sicknick, both of whom had lobbied lawmakers personally for the commission’s creation, said the senators who voted it down have disrespected his memory.
“I’m disgusted that the Republican senators, that decided to vote no. It’s a spit in the face to Brian. It’s a spit in the face to all the officers that were there that day,” Garza said.
She said she and Sicknick previously backed former President Trump, whose supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to block the certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory, but both Garza and Sicknick’s mother now blame Trump.
“He knew that Brian was devoted to him, and he did not once reach out to me, to Gladys. He didn’t even send a letter of condolences. He did absolutely nothing. And so, you know, it’s very upsetting, you know, that he’s not — and I would meet with him, actually. I would. I would meet with him,” Garza said.
The Senate on Friday voted down the bill to create the bipartisan commission 54-35, short of the 60-vote threshold to overcome a filibuster.