Late Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s girlfriend is suing President Donald Trump for millions of dollars over claims of wrongful death.
Sandra Garza has filed a lawsuit against Trump and two others, accusing the defendants of conspiracy to violate civil rights.
Garza’s lawsuit falsely alleges that Trump and his allies led “a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol” on January 6, 2021.
She claims that Trump’s alleged actions on Jan. 6 resulted in the death of Officer Sicknick.
However, Sicknick wasn’t killed, or even injured, on Jan. 6 and died later of “natural causes.”
According to the Washington D.C. medical examiner, Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes on the day after a riot broke out at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.
The lawsuit is loaded with false claims about Trump and the Capitol riot, much of which echoes the dishonest narrative peddled by the Democrats’ Jan. 6 House Committee.
“Before directing the mob to the U.S. Capitol, Defendant Trump instructed them to ‘fight like hell’ and declared that ‘you’re allowed to go by very different rules’ and ‘you have to show strength,’” the suit falsely alleges.
“Defendant Trump intended these words to be taken literally.”
The suit is seeking $10 million in damages, according to Axios.
The suit goes on to claim that Trump “intentionally riled up the crowd and directed and encouraged a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol and attack those who opposed them.”
“The violence that followed, and the injuries that violence caused, including the injuries sustained by Officer Sicknick and his eventual death, were reasonable and foreseeable consequences of Defendant Trump’s words and conduct,” the lawsuit claims, without evidence.
D.C. medical examiner Francisco J. Diaz told The Washington Post in 2021 that he determined Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, finding no evidence of internal or external injuries.
The medical examiner also added that he found no evidence that Sicknick suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants.
Diaz further told the Post he could not comment on whether Sicknick had any preexisting conditions related to his death.
Nevertheless, he opined that “all that transpired” on January 6 “played a role in his condition.”
“The USCP accepts the findings from the Office of the Medical Examiner, but this does not change the fact Officer Brian Sicknick died in the Line of Duty, courageously defending Congress and the Capitol,” Capitol Police said in a statement following the autopsy report.
“The Department continues to mourn the loss of our beloved colleague.
“The attack on our officers, including Brian, was an attack on our democracy.
“Working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, the F.B.I.’s Washington Field Office, and the Metropolitan Police Department, the USCP will continue to ensure those responsible for the assault against officers are held accountable.”
Notably, The New York Times reported fabricated claims on January 8, 2021, that Sicknick “was struck with a fire extinguisher” during the breach.
The Times, though, later updated the story to acknowledge that there was no evidence of blunt-force trauma, which is consistent with the autopsy findings.
“Law enforcement officials initially said Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, but weeks later, police sources and investigators were at odds over whether he was hit,” the Times wrote.
“Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official.”
On the day of the Capitol breach, Trump posted a video to Twitter telling protesters to go home and be peaceful.
Legal experts, like National Review columnist Andy McCarthy, have noted Trump’s direction to be peaceful, specifically in relation to the January 6 Committee.
Similar to Garza’s suit, the Jan. 6 Committee sought to directly tie Trump to the rioting.
Democrats have desperately tried to frame the events of Jan. 6 as a so-called “insurrection” supposedly led by Trump.
Conveniently, a person found guilty of leading an insurrection would be barred from running for office.