Family of fallen Jan. 6 officer denies McConnell, McCarthy a handshake | USA TODAY

Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick's family didn't shake hands with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy during a Jan. 6 medal ceremony.

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The family of a deceased Capitol police officer refused to shake hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., during a ceremony Tuesday honoring U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police.

Among the attendees were family members of Brian Sicknick, a U.S. Capitol Police officer who suffered strokes the day after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

During the ceremony, Sicknick's two brothers and parents approached Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and shook his hand. They continued down the line of lawmakers standing in front of the podium, bypassing McConnell and McCarthy. The Sicknicks kept walking, declining to shake hands with the GOP leaders.

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  1. Fact: Passed away from a heart attack on January 6th. He was a Trump supporter. He wasn’t harmed but anyone the FBI let into the Whitehouse. 🧐

    1. I’m pretty sure he didn’t die on Jan. 6th. I think it was 2 days after

      Edit: I looked it up and he died on Jan. 7th.

    2. He died as a result of the stress caused by those assholes’ behaviour at the Capitol. Why else would a healthy guy have two strokes?? That was a disgusting attack on democracy and Republicans lost a lot of respect that day.

    3. @Jezbollah xxx “Why else would a healthy guy have 2 strokes?” Idk, go ask all the young healthy athletes that have been “mysteriously” dying…

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  3. he died from massive hearth attack bur unarmed Ashli Babbitt was murdered in cold blood by capitol police officer

  4. Love that stupid look on McCarthy’s face. Yea you just got snubbed by heroes man. They know what you are.

    1. you are calling this disgusting hate, and not what happened the day before their family member died? something is wrong with you.

  5. So many people are blaming the family of the Capitol Police Officer for being rude and unprofessional for not shaking McConnell and McCarthy hands.
    These same individuals should be blaming McConnell and McCarthy for being rude and unprofessional to the American people!!!

  6. 21 Republicans oppose honoring these law enforcement officers despite they risked their lives.
    Shame on Republican Party

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