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Mother of fallen Capitol Police officer shares why she snubbed GOP leaders

CNN's Poppy Harlow and Don Lemon speak with the family of fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, after they snubbed Republican leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy at a ceremony held to honor law enforcement who defended the US Capitol during the January 6, 2021, insurrection.
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‘Trump running again — it’s unreal’: Capitol Police know where they stand now

When the US Capitol was attacked on January 6, 2021, I watched in horror as my friend Capitol Police Lt. Ted Hopkins and his fellow officers — many whom I have met and knew personally — were pictured fighting off a wild mob of Americans hellbent on death and destruction.It was frightening to watch and even worse when I saw what appeared to be Hopkins personally struggling to defend himself from multiple attackers on my own television.This week, history tried to make right from wrong. The United States Capitol Police and Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department were bestowed Congress’s...
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Fallen Capitol Officer's Family Refuses to Shake Mitch McConnell's Hand at Ceremony for Jan. 6 Heroes

During a service honoring officers who protected lawmakers on Jan. 6, 2021, Brian Sicknick's family made a pointed statement by ignoring "two-faced" Republican leaders who enabled the violence Loved ones of a fallen police officer who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, are not ready to make nice with politicians who enabled rhetoric that spawned the attempted coup. On Tuesday, the Capitol and D.C. police departments were awarded with the Congressional Gold Medal for their officers' bravery in protecting members of Congress from angry rioters at the Capitol building, even...
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Lawmakers need more info before choosing Capitol police chief

(Photo by Greg LaRose/Louisiana Illuminator) A panel of Louisiana lawmakers interviewed three finalists Tuesday for the new Capitol police chief, but they are not ready to make a choice yet. The Capitol Security Council, which consists of House and Senate members, met almost exclusively in executive session to conduct the...
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Highest honor for officers who protected Capitol on Jan. 6

On Tuesday the police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 were presented with the highest honor from Congress, the Congressional Gold Medal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the officers for standing up for democracy and protecting members of Congress from the pro-Trump insurrectionists who overran barricades and stormed the Capitol.

“Snubbed”: Family of officer who died after Jan. 6 refuses to shake hands with McConnell, McCarthy

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) holds out his hand for a handshake with Gladys Sicknick (L), the mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died after the events of January 6, during a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building on December 6, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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Family of fallen Jan 6. officer snubs McConnell & McCarthy at ceremony

Family members declined to shake hands with the Republican party’s top congressional leaders at a gold medal ceremony honoring those who defended the Capitol on January 6, Deadline reports. On Tuesday (December 6), video showed recipients of the Congressional gold medal shaking hands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer...

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Things you might have missed in the post-“Warnock-Won!!” excitement. Family of fallen Capitol Police officer refuses to shake hands with McConnell, McCarthy. The family of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick snubbed two top Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday during a ceremony honoring law enforcement who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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