‘No Accident Or Coincidence’: Mississippi Democrat Sues Trump Over Capitol Riot


Mississippi Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit on Feb. 16 against former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot.

Thompson’s lawsuit, which also names Rudy Giuliani, Proud Boys International, and the Oath Keepers as defendants, alleges that the four defendants “acted in concert to incite and then carry out a riot at the Capitol by promoting an assembly of persons to engage in tumultuous and violent conduct.” More House Democrats may sign on to the lawsuit, the NAACP told the New York Times. The NAACP is listed as a co-plaintiff.

The Capitol Riot, which temporarily delayed the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, was “no accident or coincidence. It was the intended and fores… (Read more)