Biden makes unannounced US Capitol visit to pay respects to murdered officer Brian Sicknick
President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Tuesday night at 10 PM, to pay his respects to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, murdered in the line of duty during Donald Trump's January 6 attempted coup.
Biden's schedule did not mention he would be traveling to the Capitol, and he did not allow the White House press pool to enter the Rotunda. The pool was also not told where the President, who is traveling with the First Lady, was going.
President Biden just arrived on Capitol Hill, where Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died after susta… https://t.co/yhOuVBoFTY— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1612321330.0
Officer Sicknick is lying in honor beginning Tuesday night, before being interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Tonight was reserved for Sicknick's family, along with members of the Capitol Police and National Guard, in which he served.
President Biden & First Lady @DrBiden pays respects to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Lying in Honor in… https://t.co/1gj4S7oefc— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1612322886.0
President Biden spent decades working in the U.S. Capitol, as MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell noted, and he would have known Officer Sicknick personally.
House Democratic and Republican leaders are also in attendance:
https://t.co/fNk1h09O2S— Craig Caplan (@Craig Caplan)1612321508.0
President Biden and the first lady have arrived at the U.S. Capitol to pay respects to fallen officer Brian Sicknic… https://t.co/lw06Hn8k5m— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1612321315.0
MSNBC and CNN aired the ceremony in full. Fox News did not air any part of it, as far as NCRM could discern. CNN's senior media reporter confirms:
As CNN and MSNBC carry live footage from the US Capitol as the fallen officer arrives to lie in honor, Fox sticks t… https://t.co/hFE4CBc1E2— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1612320695.0
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