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Within days of former President Donald Trump’s acquittal in his impeachment trial, House Democrats moved to “Plan B” in their efforts to punish him, suing him in federal court under the “Ku Klux Klan Act.”

The lawsuit, filed by the NAACP and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, accuses Trump of conspiring with racist hate groups to plan an attack on the United States Capitol in a scheme to stop the counting of Electoral College votes.

U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson (D-MS,) Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), are joining the suit as additional plaintiffs after impeaching Trump but failing to disqualify him from running for future federal office.

“The lawsuit alleges that, by preventing Congress from carrying out its official duties, Trump, Giuliani and the hate groups directly violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act,” the NAACP states.

“The lawsuit alleges that Trump and Giuliani violated 42 U.S.C. 1985(1), often referred to as the Ku Klux Klan Act, which was passed in 1871 in response to KKK violence and intimidation preventing Members of Congress in the South during Reconstruction from carrying out their constitutional duties,” the NAACP explained. “The statute was intended specifically to protect against conspiracies.”

“January 6th was one of the most shameful days in our country’s history, and it was instigated by the President himself,” said Thompson.

“His gleeful support of violent white supremacists led to a breach of the Capitol that put my life, and that of my colleagues, in grave danger. It is by the slimmest of luck that the outcome was not deadlier,” said Thompson. “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. Failure to do so will only invite this type of authoritarianism for the anti-democratic forces on the far right that are so intent on destroying our country.”

While heavy on claims and innuendo, the suit offers no evidence Trump or Giuliani were aware of specific plans by the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to enter the U.S. Capitol or attack lawmakers.

“Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers [conspired] to incite a violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, with the goal of preventing Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election,” the NAACP 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,” the NAACP claims. “They succeeded in their plan. After witnessing Capitol police barricading the doors of the House chamber with furniture, Congressman Thompson and fellow lawmakers donned gas masks and were rushed into the Longworth House Office Building where they sheltered with more than 200 other representatives, staffers and family members.”

The lawsuit seeks payment from Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for claimed compensatory and punitive damages, likely to claimed in millions of dollars.


Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Elizabeth Estrada
Elizabeth Estrada
9 months ago

LISTEN UP…. The HOUSE DEMOCRATS Can JUMP into a LAKE With CROCODILES. HOW About 105 MILLION TRUMP SUPPORTERS SUE the DEMOCRATS for CHEATING in an ELECTION??? TRUMP WON 104 MILLION Something LEGAL VOTES..SWITCHED + TRASHED VOTES. GOD gave me the Closest Round Figure..so I Could Remember the AMT Better. GOD is NOT a LIAR. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Rose P
9 months ago

You are 100% correct!!!

Dan
Dan
9 months ago

Their sorry asses should have to pay at the end of a rope.

Drifter
Drifter
9 months ago

You are too late-The croc’s are eating them now😂

Krystal
Krystal
9 months ago
Reply to  Drifter

If only I would pay to watch. I’m so sick of their tax draining witch hunt.

walt heit
walt heit
9 months ago
Reply to  Krystal

Witch HUNTS

Mikey
Mikey
9 months ago
Reply to  Drifter

It’s not too late. The crocs are spitting them back out in disgust.

Pat
Pat
9 months ago

The Democrats are so scared of Trump because they know he can bring this country to it’s feet where they want house to be poor so they can control .. they have gone nothing in the month Biden’s been in but test down our country …. I hope all you Biden people are happy .., as far as I’m concern your all stupid ass holes

Barbara
Barbara
9 months ago

HELL I LIKE THAT IDEA– NOW HOW DO WE GO ABUT IT AND SCARE THE LIVING HELL OUT OF THEM.???

Krystal
Krystal
9 months ago

What a fantastic idea we should also sue for attempting to fraudulently charge an innocent person for other people’s crimes at the capital because they the Hitler party “democrats ” paid 200 people to riot so they could blame Trump. We the people see the truth. They set the fake pipe booms and planned it all they can’t leave the true president of America alone Trump is a great president and this clone of biden is a terrible disaster why is the military allowing this ambush of Americans rights and liberty being taken by this administration.

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
9 months ago

Exactly. This “Sue TRUMP. OR ‘impeach TRUMP BS HAS GOT TO,STOP. what’s next sue him because he got a cold? Or because he wore a green tie” or some other sue dujour? Get over it. We the AMERICAN PEOPLE voted him in and would so again and again and again why? Because you democrats, ANY past or present, are a bunch of thieving, lying, without morals, stoop to the lowest levels imaginable, worthless, do nothing for anyone but yourself, pieces of worthless shit that anyone with any brain or morals can even imagine. You all should be hung, shot, electrocuted, or any other way disposed of and buried in nameless graves where you belong as none of you deserve better and most deserve much worse. Think about it seriously because the truth hurts but you all deserve nothing more.

grin n bear it
grin n bear it
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert Johnson

Sue the” RATS”for wasting taxpayer money for there personal vendetta
against DJT. It’s time to go after the scumbags who steal our money.

jerry hughes
jerry hughes
9 months ago

The liberal dem bloodsuckijg parasitical ticks still don’t see it coming, They are walking as close to civil war as they can without the shooting starting

Dan
Dan
9 months ago
Reply to  jerry hughes

You have got that right. I bet old b*tch Pelosi won’t go walking down Chinatown now. Yeah, she definitely needs a fence, but I do not believe our armed services should be protecting her sorry old ass.

Pat
Pat
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Me either Waste of our military time

Krystal
Krystal
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan

I’m sad for our military members having to protect the scum there and be subjected to a cold parking lot to sleep, heartless the only people that matter in their minds are themselves, I truly believe if we the tax payers stop paying they will stop getting paid their play money gone and their money scams reveled we should look into Pelosi and all the democrats financial business like they are doing to Trump but in their case it will be like Hunter biden and his background, not so appealing.

Joy
Joy
9 months ago
Reply to  jerry hughes

So true, but I wonder….who are the Biden supporters going to blame when it goes down?

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
9 months ago

😂😂😂 the corrupt satanic nazi democrats are the Klu Klux Klan!