An officer who died Thursday night from injuries suffered while defending the United States Capitol was an avid supporter of President Donald Trump.
Officer Brian D. Sicknick, a 42-year-old member of the First Responder’s Unit, was “injured while physically engaging with protesters” during the breach of the Capitol on Wednesday, said a statement from U.S. Capitol Police.
Caroline Behringer, a former staffer who worked for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), said Sicknick was a Trump supporter who traded political barbs with her, and embraced her the day after President Trump won the 2016 election.
“As the 2016 election neared, Behringer said she and Sicknick, a supporter of the then-candidate Donald Trump, traded barbs and joked whether he would prevail over the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton,” reported USA Today.
“We would kind of trade jabs about who was going to win and kind of make fun of each other for our sides being in the lead,” the former Pelosi staffer recalled.