Nancy Grace has blasted rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building last Wednesday, and is calling for some of them to be charged with murder.
‘Over my dead cold body is this going to go away.’
Police officer Brian Sicknick was among five people who died following the siege of the government building by the mob of Trump supporters last Wednesday.
The cop was reportedly bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher and later died in hospital.
‘They didn’t go with the intent to kill a cop… But murder can be formed in the blink of an eye – the intent to commit murder,’ Grace stated on the show.
‘Each one of them can be charged with felony murder.’
She later added: ‘These people [all of the rioters] knew darn well what they were doing. I think bandying about terms like ‘brainwashed’ and ‘hysteria’ takes the personal responsibility off of them.’
No one has yet been arrested over the death of Officer Sicknick.
Nancy Grace has blasted rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building last Wednesday, calling for them to be charged with murder
‘What they did is a crime and they all need to be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’: Nancy Grace is calling for harsh punishments to be handed out to those who stormed the Capitol last Wednesday
Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick (pictured) died after being struck in the head by a fire extinguisher during last week’s riots in Washington, DC
Steven D’Antuono, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, was asked about the case at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon but declined to offer additional details.
‘It’s an ongoing investigation. We’re looking at everything,’ D’Antuono said.
‘It cuts us to the core that one of our brothers passed away. There’s a lot of tools and interviews we’re still conducting. We’re reviewing all of that information.’
It’s currently unclear whether prosecutors would file murder charges against any rioter who was involved in the death of Sicknick, or whether they would settle for the lesser charge of manslaughter.
So far, more than than 170 people have been charged in relation to the attack on the Capitol.
Some pundits have been left dismayed by the seemingly soft charges that have been leveled at some of the alleged rioters. Many have thus far been charged with misdemeanor offenses.
However, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said his office will increase charges after more evidence is gathered.
‘This is only the beginning,’ he told reporters on Tuesday.
‘The gamut of conduct is mind-blowing. The FBI is working with the US attorney’s office. We’re looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy. Their marching orders are to build seditious and conspiracy cases. Those have prison terms of up to 20 years,’ Sherwin stated.
Dozens of rioters stormed the Capitol last week (pictured), following a MAGA rally held by Donald Trump
Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin said his office will increase charges after more evidence is gathered