Jessica Marie Watkins (2nd from L) and Donovan Ray Crowl (Center), both from Ohio, marched along the eastern front of the US Capitol with a group of oath-keeping volunteers amid supporters of President Donald T. Trump of the United States in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. Since then, the two have been indicted by federal agencies for their role in the blockade of U.S. government agencies.
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On Wednesday, ten other Democrats took part in the federal case, accusing former President Donald Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and other right-wing extremists. A group that conspired to incite the elaborate Capitol uprising on Jan. 6.
The lawsuit, first filed by Representative Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., And the NAACP, accuses the defendants of violating federal law by sparking violence aimed at preventing Congress from confirming the election of President Joe Biden. The law referred to, the Ku Klux Klan Act, was first introduced in the late 1800s to target the racist KKK for violence against black Americans and to intimidate members of Congress from the south.
In addition to Trump and Giuliani, the suit has named extremists who keep the oath, the Proud boy and the Warboys as defendants.
House members participating in the dress include California Representatives Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters; Steve Cohen of Tennessee; Bonnie Watson Coleman of NJ; Veronica Escobar of Texas; Hank Johnson, Jr. of Georgia; Marcy Kaptur from Ohio; Jerry Nadler of New York; And Prami La Jayapal of Washington State
The revised lawsuit added a new councilor as plaintiffs, and further allegations were filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., with a ruling stating that the defendants violated the law on their conduct, a prohibition order. Have similar actions in Future and unspecified financial damages.
The Capitol riots began shortly after Trump, Giuliani and other supporters of the president at the time, addressed thousands of people at rallies outside the White House where they encouraged people to help them. Fighting Biden’s assertion as president
Trump and his attorneys falsely claimed for months that he had been defrauded in the election victory from widespread ballot fraud in several states.
Five people were killed as a result of the riots, including state police office Brian Sicknick.
The suit accuses the defendants of coordinating in an attempt to undermine the democratic electoral process and to block the legal vote on the millions of ballot papers adopted by black Americans.
“I joined in this complaint as a plaintiff because of the threat to the security of both our democracy and for me, each one was blatantly and severely neglected, responsible for the severe disruption of business and fear.” Personal happened, ”Watson Coleman said in a statement.
Spokespeople for Trump and Giuliani did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The suit said Cohen, during the raids of the Parliament building by hundreds of rioters, began to think where he would like to be buried if he was killed and that he sat in the dark in his office for hours while. Where he holds a baseball bat During interference
It was noted that Jayapal tested positive for Covid-19, days after she and other household members sought shelter during the riots in a small room where some agents refused to mask.
And the suit says Lee, after realizing she escaped injury or killed in the riot, began finalizing plans for her estate after Jan. 6.
In a statement, Thompson said: “I am delighted to work with ten of my colleagues in this significant effort to capture former President Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Oath Keeper and Proud Boy. To describe their role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol “
“We owe our families, the people, and our history, to our understanding of the truth about the conspiracy that has prompted violent mobs to run amok in government agencies to try to stay true to our approach.” Transfer of power in a peaceful way, ”said Thompson.