Top House Democrat sues Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riots

Top House Democrat sues Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riots


A top House Democrat sued former President Donald Trump, his attorney Rudy Giuliani, and two right-wing groups for their alleged roles in planning and executing the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, just days after the Senate acquitted Trump on the same charge.

Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, who sits atop the House Homeland Security Committee, partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll to file the lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday morning. Thompson sued as a private citizen, not as a member of Congress, CNN reported.

“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 said in a statement. “Failure to do so will only invite this type of authoritarianism for the anti-democratic forces on the far

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