Former President of the United States Donald Trump needs no introductions. He is known to do many baffling things at times that confuse people. Thus, it comes as no surprise he was recently hit with a $10 million lawsuit in connection with the death of an officer during the Capitol Building riots a couple of years ago.
Trump even seemingly defended the Capitol insurrectionists who were hell-bent on hanging Vice President Mike Pence a couple of years ago. Trump also had his part to play in the January 6th, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol Building.
Trump is now facing a lawsuit concerning the death of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick died in January 2021 after suffering two strokes following the Capitol riot, which was after Trump lost the 2020 election.
According to a report by NPR, Sicknick’s longtime partner Sandra Garza argued in a lawsuit against Trump and two Capitol rioters that his death was “a direct and foreseeable consequence” of Trump’s own words. The two rioters, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios have appeared in past riot-focused reports for allegedly assaulting Sicknick with spray during the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
“As a direct and foreseeable consequence of Defendant Trump’s false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft, and in direct response to Defendant Trump’s express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Many participants in the attack have since revealed that they were acting on what they believed to be Defendant Trump’s direct orders in service of their country.”
The lawsuit requests that a court grants relief against Trump and the other defendants, stipulated in court documents as amounting to each having to “individually pay actual money damages of not less than $10,000,000 to the Plaintiff.” We will keep you updated on this going story.
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