The girlfriend of fallen Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick says she can never forgive former White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump for refusing to condemn former President Donald Trump and his “Big Lie” about the 2020 election being stolen before the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Sandra Garza was a guest on CNN Thursday shortly after the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 wrapped its hearing for the day, and she told host Jake Tapper this about Trump and his attorney John Eastman, who clearly knew that there would be violence on the 6th:
“It’s reprehensible. You know, he knew that was going to cause an uproar and he didn’t care. He didn’t care how much bloodshed was going to spill or happen that day and said ‘Screw it, I’m going to do it anyway.’ A lot of people knew.”
“I was actually more moved on the first hearing with a lot of the testimony that I heard. I mean, even today as well, but because there were so many people that could have intervened and said, you know what? I’m going to do to the media. I’m going to go to the press. I’m going to scream from the rooftops and try and stop this. They knew Trump intimately, they knew how dangerous he was, and nobody did anything to stop him.”
“I don’t want to put words in your mouth, but when you see Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner or people like that, people who could have had a press conference and a million cameras would have come immediately. And said if she had said something like, please don’t listen to what my dad is saying, is that who you’re thinking of?”
That led Garza to respond:
“Absolutely, yes. Ivanka in particular. I mean, families were decimated because of what happened on the 6th. people died because of what happened on the 6th. Just absolutely despicable.”
Tapper then suggested that Garza look directly into the camera and speak directly to Jared and Ivanka. She did.
“Jared, Ivanka, yes, it’s hard to stand up to a family member, a father, father-in-law, but you could have done something.
“You could have avoided the bloodshed that took place, including the suicides that took place after. People died, people are still hurting. You heard Caroline Edwards’ testimony. She’s still impacted today. Many other officers are still hurting, physically and emotionally from what happened on the 6th”
Brian Sicknick was physically assaulted during the Capitol riot and later collapsed. He collapsed approximately 8 hours later and died after suffering two strokes.
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