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Family of fallen Capitol Police officer refuses to shake hands with McCarthy, McConnell at medal ceremony

The family of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick — his mother, father and brother —refused to shake hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the police departments that worked to save the U.S. Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.  At a Capitol ceremony to honor the police response on Jan. 6, 2021, Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds out his hand for handshake with Charles Sicknick, father of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after the events of Jan. 6. / Getty Images Over 140 officers were injured protecting the Capitol, including Sicknick, who was sp...