Democrat Benny Thompson, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, intends to sue former American leader Donald Trump over the storming of the Capitol, CNN reports.
A spokesman for the Democratic Party accused the ex-president of conspiring with far-right organizations to incite the January 6 riots in Washington. The congressman went to court with a corresponding claim against the politician and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
It is noted that we are talking about the ultra-right movement Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers group. According to the channel, this is the first civil lawsuit filed against Trump in connection with the events on Capitol Hill.
We will remind, the attack on the building of the United States Congress happened in early January. Donald Trump’s supporters then burst into the premises, thereby interrupting the meeting at which they were supposed to approve the results of the presidential elections held in November last year. Five people became victims of the riots.
Earlier, the speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi said that an independent commission to investigate the riots would be created in the country.