U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement after United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died tonight after Wednesday's riot at the U.S. Capitol. 

“This is gut-wrenching news. None of this should have happened. Melissa and I are praying for Officer Sicknick's family and for the families of the four others who died. Our country aches for the families who mourn. Lord, have mercy."