Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D) shared fake news. On the day Senate Republicans blocked a bill establishing a commission, it investigates the January 6 protests, asserting that the “angry mob killed a policeman.”
“An angry mob attacked our Capitol, our lawmakers, and our election. They killed a policeman. And Republican leaders would rather we all not know more about what happened,” Clinton said:
Clinton is referring to Officer Brian Sicknick, the originally advanced narrative of the establishment media that a fire extinguisher fatally wounded him. However, that was not true. The medical examiner found no evidence of blunt force trauma.
The D.C. chief medical examiner ultimately ruled that Sicknick “suffered two strokes and died of natural causes.”
As the Washington Post reported:
The ruling, released Monday, will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death. Two men are accused of assaulting Sicknick by spraying a powerful chemical irritant at him during the siege, but prosecutors have not tied that exposure to Sicknick’s death.
The death of Ashli Babbitt, who was “shot as she climbed through a broken door into the Speaker’s Lobby,” per NPR, was caused by violence.
“The bullet struck Babbitt in the left shoulder, and she later died from her wounds at Washington Hospital Center,” the outlet reported.
Clinton’s remarks came the same day as Republicans blocked the bill to investigate the riots and protests that occurred Jan 6 at the nation’s capital, some referring to the desired investigation as a “politically motivated” witch hunt.
“With multiple investigations already underway, I do not support the politically motivated January 6 Commission led by Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said in a statement.
Six Republicans voted to advance the bill: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Rob Portman (R-OH).