The mother of Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer that died following the insurrection on Jan. 6, wants Republican senators to support the commission to investigate the Capitol riot.
According to Politico, Gladys Sicknick is asking for a meeting with every single Republican Senator to advocate for the commission.
“Not having a January 6 Commission to look into exactly what occurred is a slap in the faces of all the officers who did their jobs that day,” Gladys Sicknick said. “I suggest that all Congressmen and Senators who are against this Bill visit my son’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery and, while there, think about what their hurtful decisions will do to those officers who will be there for them going forward.”
“Putting politics aside, wouldn’t they want to know the truth of what happened on January 6? If not, they do not deserve to have the jobs they were elected to do,” Sicknick said.
Several Republicans indicated they’d be willing to sit down with Sicknick’s mother, including Collins, Romney, and Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, as well as South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.
Officer Sicknick died after suffering from a stroke after the riot.
All Democrats and 35 Republicans support the bill.
Last week, an anonymous and unsigned letter was released. Multiple officers allegedly authored it. The statement rebuked Republicans for not supporting the legislation.
“On Jan 6th, where some officers served their last say in US Capitol Police uniform, and not by choice, we would hope that Members whom we took an oath to protect, would at the very minimum support an investigation to get to the bottom of EVERYONE responsible and hold them 100 percent accountable no matter the title or position they hold or held,” the letter said.