Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries recently gave a speech marking the second anniversary of the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
During his address, Jeffries alleged that five police officers were murdered by rioters. However, Just the News demonstrated in a subsequent report why his allegation doesn’t hold up.
Jeffries and president say five officer were killed
“As a result of the events on January sixth, the lives of five heroic officers were lost,” it quoted Jeffries as saying. Nor was Jeffries alone in making that assertion, as a White House transcript shows President Joe Biden made a similar declaration.
He told reporters that there were officers “who couldn’t be here because they gave their lives” on January 6, insisting this was “not political talk” but instead “historical fact.”
Yet as Just the News pointed out, none of the officers who lost their lives after January 6 died at the hands of rioters. It stressed that U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick’s death the next day was determined by the D.C. medical examiner to have been caused by a stroke.
What’s more, U.S. Capitol Police officer Charles Liebengood as well as Metropolitan police officers Jeffrey Smith, Kyle DeFreytag and Gunther Hashida all died by suicide months after the riot took place.
No proof has emerged showing that those suicides were a direct response to January 6 while a USA Today article from last June covered how law enforcement officers typically suffer from an elevated suicide rate.
Tucker Carlson highlights media lies about January 6
Fox News host Tucker Carlson highlighted the faulty narrative during his Friday night broadcast, saying, “No police officers were killed on January 6. Period.
“Ashli Babbitt was killed on January 6, but chances are our grandchildren will not know that because history will likely record the lie you just heard as true simply because it’s been repeated so often,” he continued.
“Everyone in authority has said the same thing in unison for two solid years,” Carlson observed. “As our thoroughly dishonest Attorney General recently put it ‘we will never forget the five officers who responded selflessly on January 6 and who have since lost their lives.'”
“Remember when they told you that Brian Sicknick, Officer Brian Sicknick, was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher?” the host asked.
Carlson then went on to play a montage of mainstream media figures stating that Sicknick was beaten to death using a fire extinguisher.
“That’s not true and in the end, thanks to the medical examiner in the District of Columbia, we learned the fact, which is that Brian Sicknick died of a stroke well after the January 6 protests,” Carlson said after playing the footage.
“He was not beaten to death with a fire extinguisher,” the host said of Sicknick before adding, “but that did not stop their lying or even slow them down.”