Rep. Ralph Norman and Senator Tim Scott had urged Sicknick to be in honor of Sicknick under the rotunda earlier this week. The two Republicans from South Carolina introduced a bill on Thursday that would also get the house sergeant to pay Sicknick’s funeral expenses and put a plaque in the building.
“The US Congress is unanimous in sorrow, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of officer Brian Sicknick,” said Schumer and Pelosi in a statement on Friday. “The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police during the violent uprising against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy, and ensure that Congress was not distracted from our constitutional duty. His sacrifice reminds us every day of our obligation to our country and the people we serve. ”
Sicknick died after being attacked by rioters during the attack on the Capitol. He was one of several people who died in the riot, including two other police officers who later died of suicide.