House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday faced criticism after he attended a service to honor Brian Sicknick, a United States Capitol Police officer who was killed following the insurrection of January 6.
McCarthy, who helped spread the lie that the election was "rigged" against former President Donald Trump, angered viewers of the memorial event after he was seen walking past Sicknick's remains.
"Why was @GOPLeader at the memorial for #OfcSicknick?" one Twitter user asked. "His #Rhetoric ultimate caused this hero's murder?"
"The fact that Kevin McCarthy and other seditionists are sitting there listening to all of this, without a shred of conscience or self reflection," another commenter lamented.
Read some of the criticisms of McCarthy below.
Why was .@GOPLeader at the memorial for #OfcSicknick? His #Rhetoric ultimate caused this hero's murder? #CapitolRiots
— (((PaverLady))) (@UWSinGA) February 3, 2021
Insulting how Kevin McCarthy solemnly sits at Brian Sicknick's memorial since McCarthy bears some responsibility for Sicknick's death.
— anyone_want_chips (@anyonewantchips) February 3, 2021
The fact that Kevin McCarthy and other seditionists are sitting there listening to all of this, without a shred of conscience or self reflection...
— Alex (@oxcomma) February 3, 2021
Seeing MCCARTHY.. paying his FAKE respwcts.. Is making me furious🤬
— BIDEN~HARRIS💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏💙🙏 (@Lisasaraiva489) February 3, 2021
Fuking @GOPLeader is disgusting. HYPOCRITES
— Carrie (@TantaUniverse) February 3, 2021
That any traitorous, cowardly, hypocritical members of @SenateGOP , @HouseGOP , including @LeaderMcConnell , @GOPLeader, @SteveScalise , etc. are at the ceremony honouring the sacrifice of a True American, Officer Brian Sicknick, is disgusting. They as good as murdered him.
— laurel g. (@laurel53) February 3, 2021
Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader & Mitch @LeaderMcConnell at Brian Sicknick's memorial. Please. They have perpetuated what happened. They are responsible.
— dumptru2020 (@dumptru2020) February 3, 2021
McCarthy just walked on by while everyone stop to pay their respects @CNN
— Malinda Brown (@BrownSugar1212) February 3, 2021
The @GOPLeader @GOP are a disgusting disgrace to America
— Terry (@TerryJones2011) February 3, 2021
To Rep @GOPLeader McCarthy, I cannot believe you have showed your face at Ofcr Sicknick's service, and saw you just walk by without pausing. Your actions contributed to the death of that man, and you should have SHAME for your cowardice. You too @LindseyGrahamSC u piece of shit.
— Kim Davis (@TheGoodKimDavis) February 3, 2021
Did I see McCarthy walk right by Brian Sicknick's remains without hesitation?
— John T. Wright (@jwmkup) February 3, 2021
Why is murderous McCarthy at the services; he has never denounce this f*cking attack!
— DeborahP (@Deborah65305471) February 3, 2021