Democrat rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is suing former President Trump and Rudy Giuliani over the U.S. Capitol riot that took place January 6th.
Thompson claims Trump and Giuliani “acted in concert to incite and then carry out,” working with the far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
His press release states “the insurrection was the result of a carefully orchestrated plan by Trump, Giuliani and extremist groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys, all of whom shared a common goal of employing intimidation, harassment and threats to stop the certification of the Electoral College.”
“While the majority of Republicans in the Senate abdicated their responsibility to hold the President accountable, we must hold him accountable for the insurrection that he so blatantly planned,” Thompson’s lawsuit also adds.
Per Newsmax “The suit invokes the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, claiming that Trump and Giuliani made false claims that the election was stolen and fomented a raid that interfered in Congress’s constitutional duties.”
Trump adviser Jason Miller responded by saying “President Trump did not plan, produce or organize the Jan. 6th rally on the Ellipse.”