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Biden falsely claims ‘criminal’ MAGA rioters killed Capitol cop Brian Sicknick

Joe Biden falsely claims ‘criminal’ US Capitol rioters ‘killed’ cop Brian Sicknick despite DC’s medical examiner ruling he died of natural causes

  • President Biden on Wednesday falsely claimed Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was killed by ‘criminal’ MAGA rioters
  • The District of Columbia’s chief medical examiner ruled in April that Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes following the Capitol riots 
  • Biden made the incorrect statement at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimr Putin 
  • His response came after he was asked about Putin saying he was trying to avoid a situation like the Capitol 6 riots from occurring in his country
  • Putin also said he didn’t want groups like Black Lives Matter to form in Russia
  • Biden said it was a ‘ridiculous comparison’ before going on to say that those who stormed the Capitol on January 6 killed Sicknick

President Biden has falsely claimed that ‘criminal’ MAGA rioters killed Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick despite a medical examiner ruling he died of natural causes.

Biden made the incorrect statement on Wednesday at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimr Putin. 

His response came after he was asked about Putin’s comments during which the Russian leader said he was trying to avoid a situation like the Capitol 6 riots from occurring in his country and how he didn’t want groups like Black Lives Matter to form.

‘I think that’s a ridiculous comparison,’ Biden said when asked for his reaction to Putin’s comments. 

Joe Biden made the incorrect statement on Wednesday at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimr Putin

‘It’s one thing for literally criminals to break through cordon, go into the Capitol, kill a police officer and be held unaccountable.’

He went on to say that BLM protesters were ‘people objecting and marching on the Capitol and saying you are not allowing me to speak freely, you are not allowing to do A, B, C or D.

‘They are very different criteria.’

The District of Columbia’s chief medical examiner ruled in April that Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes following the Capitol riots. 

It was widely assumed at the time that he had died from injuries sustained during the January 6 attack. 

Investigators initially believed he had been struck by a fire extinguisher but that was later disproven. 

They also thought, at first, that his death maybe be linked to ingesting a chemical irritant that he was sprayed with.

The strokes, however, weren’t related to any injuries he might have sustained during the riots, according to the examiner’s determination. 

Sicknick was given full state honors and was brought to lie in state in the Capitol’s historic Rotunda in the wake of his death. 

The District of Columbia's chief medical examiner ruled in April that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes following the Capitol riots

The District of Columbia’s chief medical examiner ruled in April that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes following the Capitol riots

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