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Capitol Police Officer Dies Due to Injuries, Marking Fifth Death in Pro-Trump U.S. Capitol Breach

U.S. Capitol police officer Brian D. Sicknick has died, marking the fifth person to pass away amid the violent takeover of the building by Trump supporters on Wednesday (January 6).

The officer died on Thursday night (January 7) from injuries sustained while “physically engaging” with the rioters, via the New York Times.

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He is only the fourth member of the force to be killed in the line of duty since its founding two centuries ago.

“The circumstances surrounding Mr. Sicknick‘s death were not immediately clear, and the Capitol Police said only that he had ‘passed away due to injuries sustained while on duty.’ At some point in the chaos — with the mob rampaging through the halls of Congress while lawmakers were forced to hide under their desks — he was struck with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials,” the news outlet reported.

“He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries,” the police said in a statement.

Trump, who finally conceded to losing the election amid violence, recently revealed something about the upcoming inauguration ceremony.

Trump Will Not Attend Biden's Inauguration Ceremony

President Donald Trump is breaking from tradition.

The 74-year-old President of the United States confirmed on Friday (January 8) that he will not be attending President-Elect Joe Biden‘s inauguration ceremony on January 20, following months of failed lawsuits and baseless allegations of voter fraud in an attempt to overturn the election results.

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“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th,” he wrote on Twitter.

One day before, Trump finally conceded in a speech following a violent siege of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on Wednesday (January 6). In the speech, Trump condemned his supporters who stormed into the Capitol building this week and participated in acts of violence and destruction. He told “those who broke the law” that they “will pay.”

Still, Trump has pledged to his supporters that this is not the end of their journey together.

'Xena' Actress Lucy Lawless Puts 'Hercules' Actor Kevin Sorbo on Blast for Antifa Capitol Conspiracy

Xena is taking on Hercules.

Xena: Warrior Princess actress Lucy Lawless called out former costar Kevin Sorbo, who played Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and spinoff Xena, for supporting the baseless claim that “leftist agitators” broke into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (January 6).

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On Twitter, Kevin retweeted an unverified conspiracy theory that Antifa was to blame, and not Donald Trump supporters. The photo included was labeled by Twitter as manipulated media.

“Do these look like Trump supporters? Or Leftist agitators disguised as Trump supporters,” the tweet read.

“They don’t look like patriots to me,” Kevin added.

Fact-checkers have since established that there is no evidence that Antifa activists were part of the group that stormed the Capitol.

“No, Peanut. They are not Patriots. They are your flying monkeys, homegrown terrorists, QAnon actors. They are the douchebags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst,” Lucy snapped back.

Trump finally conceded after losing the election to Joe Biden following the violence at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump Finally Concedes After Losing Election & Pledges 'Smooth' Transition to President-Elect Biden

President Donald Trump has conceded, and will be transferring power to President-Elect Joe Biden.

The President of the United States issued a video statement on Thursday (January 7) confirming that he accepts the certification of the election results by Congress following the Capitol building siege by his supporters one day before.

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“Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem. I immediately deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders…the demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,” he started the speech.

“We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections,” he continued to explain.

“Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20. My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation. 2020 has been a challenging time for our people,” he said.

“We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family. To the citizens of our country, serving as your President has been the honor of my lifetime. And to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning.”

Earlier in the day, it was announced that he was indefinitely banned from these social media platforms.

Capitol Police Chief Resigns Amid Backlash for Handling of Pro-Trump Capitol Siege

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund is resigning.

The move comes amid strong criticism of the department’s response to the Trump supporters who broke into the U.S. Capitol building, resulting in four dead, to protest the President’s election loss.

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His resignation will go into effect on January 16, according to a spokesperson for the police via MSNBC.

Officers are “frustrated and demoralized” with how a lack of leadership undermined the response to those who stormed the building, according to a statement from Gus Papathanasiou, the union chairman. He blamed a failure and planning while praising officers for their work.

“We prioritized lives over property, leading people to safety. Not one Member of Congress or their staff was injured. Our officers did their jobs. Our leadership did not. Our Law Enforcement partners that assisted us were remarkable,” he said in the statement.

Sund previously called the officers actions “heroic” and denounced the chaos as “criminal riotous behavior.”

A key member of Trump‘s cabinet also just resigned.

Michelle Obama Addresses the U.S. Capitol Breach

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  • This celeb couple is no more – DListed
  • Chelsea Clinton reveals mother Hillary Clinton‘s reaction to the takeover in Washington D.C. – TooFab
  • Here’s what the woman who was shot to death at the Capitol said prior to her death – Towleroad
  • Zayn Malik has something ready for fans – Just Jared Jr

Elaine Chao Resigns as Transportation Secretary Amid U.S. Capitol Breach

Elaine Chao is stepping down.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation confirmed in a statement on Thursday (January 7) that she is resigning, and becomes the first member of Trump‘s Cabinet to leave the administration following the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday (January 6) by Trump supporters.

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“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the U.S. Department of Transportation,” she wrote alongside her statement, adding that she was “deeply troubled” by the “entirely avoidable” events at the Capitol building.

“Our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed. As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it has deeply troubled me in a way I simply cannot set aside.”

“I am tremendously proud of the many accomplishments we were able to achieve together for our country and I will never forget the commitment you have for this Department and the United States of America,” her statement continued.

She added that she will help Pete Buttigieg in taking on the department.

Trump was indefinitely banned from certain social media networks following the U.S. Capitol incident.