The Washington D.C. medical examiner has finally released the cause of death for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. For months, the media narrative, without evidence, held Trump supporters responsible for his "murder." Today, it was revealed Sicknick died the day after January 6 from natural causes after suffering two strokes. The examiner said there was no evidence to suggest Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher or had a reaction to chemical irritants deployed against him.
In an interview with The Washington Post, 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. Diaz also said there was no evidence of internal or external injuries.
Sicknick collapsed after returning to his office during the riot and died about eight hours later, on Jan. 7.
Diaz said Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery that supplies blood to that area of the body. Diaz said he could not comment on whether Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition, citing privacy laws.
The reaction to the news has been swift.
"They killed a cop!" was repeated ad nauseum to drive home the narrative that everyone had to be extra fearful of the Jan 6 "insurrection" and accept all extreme retaliatory actions in its wake. Add that to the neverending stack of discredited falsehoods https://t.co/IGt9jt7k3v— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 19, 2021
Sicknick died of natural causes.— Jennifer Bukowsky (@esqonfire) April 19, 2021
It’s outrageous that the DC Medical Examiner waited four months to tell us that.https://t.co/rUZE7YPVYJ
This brings the death toll as a direct result of the January 6th "insurrection" to exactly one: Ashli Babbitt.— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 19, 2021
It won't stop the leftist narrative Democrats are pushing, but facts are important. Or at least they used to be...https://t.co/8hAFb4CMm4
I speculated about this months ago and was shouted down. But it wasn’t random speculation. I know media bullshit when I hear it, and there were all kinds of red flags around the Sicknick story. Once again, those skeptical of the mainstream narrative are vindicated. https://t.co/yz7CkQVxPM— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 19, 2021