Democratic Congressman Sues Donald Trump Over Attempted Insurrection on January 6th
But didn’t the Senate just acquit him on the charge?
There will be no end to the trouble that the Democrats make for Donald Trump, it seems, no matter how far from Washington DC he may be.
The left built up this silly “resistance” mythology when Trump first rose to political prominence, hoping to cash in on some movie-style, archetypal gibberish to enliven their often over-enthused base. So, now that Trump has been and gone and the sky didn’t come falling down as they predicted, the left is attempting to keep Trump in the headlines in order to rag on him some more.
California Congressman Eric Swalwell made his contribution to the continuation this week.
Former House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell has sued former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Republican Rep. Mo Brooks in a second major lawsuit seeking to hold Trump and his allies accountable for inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.
The new lawsuit filed on Friday by Swalwell, a California Democrat who helped to lead impeachment arguments against Trump for inciting insurrection, follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the extremist groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Swalwell’s case makes some of the same claims as Thompson’s — citing a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan’s intimidation of elected officials.
And that’s not all…
But it also alleges Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani and Brooks broke Washington, DC, laws, including an anti-terrorism act, by inciting the riot, and that they aided and abetted violent rioters and inflicted emotional distress on the members of Congress.
“The Defendants, in short, convinced the mob that something was occurring that — if actually true — might indeed justify violence, and then sent that mob to the Capitol with violence-laced calls for immediate action,” the lawsuit, in Washington, DC’s federal District Court, alleges.
It should be noted that Donald Trump has already been acquitted of a similar charge in the Senate, despite the best efforts of Swalwell’s Democratic brethren.
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