President Trump has not ordered the flags on federal buildings to fly at half-staff in honor of Brian D. Sicknick, a police officer who was killed after attempting to fend off pro-Trump loyalists throughout the siege at the Capitol on Wednesday.
While the flags at the Capitol have been lowered, Mr. Trump has not issued the same order for federal buildings beneath his management. A White House spokeswoman did not reply to a request for remark.
Mr. Sicknick, 42, an officer for the Capitol Police, died on Thursday from mind injuries he sustained after Trump loyalists who overtook the complicated struck him in the head with a hearth extinguisher, in line with two legislation enforcement officers. Hours earlier, addressing supporters at a rally steps from the White House, Mr. Trump denounced the 2020 election as stolen from him and instructed them to march “peacefully” to the Capitol whereas additionally repeatedly noting that his facet wanted to “fight.”
Mr. Trump has not reached out to Mr. Sicknick’s household, though Vice President Mike Pence known as to supply condolences, an aide to Mr. Pence stated.
Some of the requires violence throughout the riot on Wednesday had been directed at Mr. Pence, who had made clear to the president that he did not consider he had the energy to vary the election end result, and steered that the vp be hanged. Mr. Pence was whisked to a safe location at the Capitol as the rioters broke into the constructing, however rebuffed makes an attempt by the Secret Service to evacuate him.
Asked whether or not Mr. Trump had a response to his supporters making such a requirement, Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, stated, “We strongly condemn all calls to violence, including those against any member of this administration.”
He did not identify Mr. Pence. The president and the vp have not spoken since Wednesday morning, earlier than the riot unfolded, an administration official stated.