The first four known deaths stemming from the domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol Building were all pro-Trump people who were either violently invading the building, or who died of medical issues during the fracas. But now CNN and others are confirming that a Capitol Police officer has also died as a result of the attack.
Because Donald Trump knowingly and specifically incited this domestic terrorist attack, he’s already looking at a number of potential felony charges. That could now include conspiracy to commit homicide. In general, if someone is murdered as the result of a felony conspiracy, all participants in that felony conspiracy are considered guilty of that murder, whether they were directly responsible for that death or not.
Our condolences go out to the loved ones of the deceased police officer. It’s particularly jarring that Donald Trump and his supporters spent all these years chanting things like “Law and order” and “Blue lives matter,” but in the end, Trump incited them to murder a police officer.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report