Family of deceased Capitol police officer speaks out about 1/6 commission

Howie Liebengood was and is a hero. Who is he? Officer Liebengood was a Capitol police officer who fought for this country on January sixth. Tragically, he died by suicide shortly after the attack. And now his family is speaking out.

In a statement, family members say Liebengood’s death was a direct result of the insurrection, and they support a Bi-partisan commission.

Liebengood’s death “was a direct result of the trauma and strain from the January 6th attack on the Capitol and the around-the-clock shifts in the subsequent days,” the statement says.

And the family of this heroic officer said a commission and investigation are necessary “to move forward.”

“Every officer who worked that day, as well as their families, should have a better understanding of what happened,” the statement went on.

It is just unbelievable that the party who for years have bragged about “backing the blue” is now turning a blind eye to the Blue. This is most definitely a statement you will not see the GOP mentioning.

But it shows how imperative it is such a commission happens. And it also shows what we have known for a long time. The GOP doesn’t give a damn about the Police.

If they did, they would be calling for an investigation themselves. They would be passionately invoking the names of the heroic officers who fought the crazed insurrectionists tooth and nail.

But none of that is happening. Like most all of what the GOP does, this backing of the Police was nothing but smoke and mirrors. This will inevitably come back and haunt the insurrection party. And as they splinter before our very eyes, it is up to us to make sure they never again hold power.

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