Rep. Thompson discusses decision to sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol Riot

Appearing on MSNBC, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., discussed his lawsuit with the NAACP against former President Trump and Rudy Giuliani for their role in inciting the Capitol riot.

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.