In a CNN interview, Sandra Garza, partner of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died in the January 6 right-wing coup attempt at the Capitol, excoriated former Republican President Donald Trump for his role in the insurrection.
Garza, who was Sicknick's partner for 11 years, called Trump "despicable" during her appearance Sunday for recent comments he has made in support of the criminal suspects who stormed the Capitol in January, resulting in five deaths.
Garza minced no words in her summation of the former President and his recent statement about the Capitol insurrection.
See her comments below.
In a statement released last Thursday, Trump repeated his false election fraud claims while adulating the participants in the riot as heroes, saying the criminal charges filed against many of them amount to them being "persecuted."
"Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election ... JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!"
Garza—a former Trump supporter as was Sicknick—told CNN she was "enraged" by Trump's statement.
"He knows that's an outright lie, that the election was not rigged... And to say that these people that stormed the Capitol are persecuted is absolutely ridiculous."
Garza went on to lambaste Trump for his handling of the insurrection.
"...[S]ome of these officers will be impacted for the rest of their lives with traumatic brain injuries, other physical injuries ... For him to say that...our hearts and minds are with these people — this violent mob — is just despicable. It's despicable."
"Where was his heart and mind when my partner, Brian Sicknick, was dead?"
She continued by revealing how Trump responded to her requests he meet with her to discuss the insurrection and Sicknick's death.
"I had said that I would be willing to meet with him. And my offer still stands, because I want answers. The Sicknick family deserves answers."
"I said he was too chicken. I still stand by that."
On Twitter, many people were moved by Garza's emotional words.
Sicknick was one of the first officers to respond to the insurrection.
He suffered two strokes in the wake of the event, collapsing the night of January 6 and passing away the following evening.