The mother of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has requested meetings with every Republican in the Senate to stress the importance of supporting a legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Politico reports.
“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 told Politico in a statement. “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,” she added.
The bill to establish a 9/11 style commission to investigate the Capitol riot passed in the House last week with support from every Democrat and 35 Republicans. But, it will likely die in the Senate due to a lack of Republican support. Only one Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney has publicly signalled that he will support the measure.
According to Politico Republican Sens. Collins, Romney, Cornyn, Graham and Scott have indicated that they are willing to meet with Gladys Sicknick. While Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, deferred comment to their offices or said they had not received the meeting request yet.