Congressional leaders gathered on Wednesday at the Washington Capitol rotunda to pay tribute and tribute to Capitol security guard Brian Sicnick, who died as a result of an injury sustained on January 6 when supporters of former President Donald Trump rioted the building of Congress.
Siknik’s cremated remains were brought to the Capitol on Tuesday, at the same time a ceremony was held with the participation of dozens of Capitol police officers who stood at attention at the moment when the urn with ashes was carried up the stairs to the Rotunda.
A ceremony was held Wednesday, which was attended by lawmakers. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, called Siknik a patriot and said he would never be forgotten. “Every day that members (of Congress) walk into the Capitol, this temple of democracy, we will remember how he sacrificed himself,” Pelosi said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also spoke at the ceremony, calling Sicnic “a good, kind man.” The ceremony was attended by family members of the deceased.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden also paid tribute to Brian Siknik late Tuesday evening. The deceased’s colleagues could say goodbye to him throughout the evening.
On Wednesday afternoon, the deceased police officer was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.