NAACP, Rep. Thompson Sue Trump, Giuliani over Capitol Riot

NAACP, Rep. Thompson Sue Trump, Giuliani over Capitol Riot

February 17, 2021

In a civil complaint filed on Tuesday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and leftist Rep. Bennie Thompson are suing former President Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, among others over the January 6 chaos at the Capitol.

“You cannot move forward if you don’t address the illegality of what took place, the treasonous act,” NAACP President Derrick Johnson wrote in a statement regarding the suit:

If you try to move forward without holding people accountable, you only set yourself up [for] future activity that could possibly be successful in toppling our democracy. For African Americans, we see a long history of people not being held accountable … and if we don’t hold people accountable, there becomes this entitlement that it’s OK to cause harm and violate the law.

The race-baiting Johnson ludicrously linked the January 6 chaos to white supremacy. “We also must recognize that if we allow these groups to become mainstream they won’t be extremists anymore, but part of our reality,” he said. “That’s not a reality that this country can survive.” Fact check: there is absolutely zero evidence that anyone involved in the chaos is a white supremacist, or that white supremacy itself is anything other than the moribund fantasy of universally despised, politically impotent and socialized marginalized losers.

Trump spokesperson Jason Miller torpedoed the lawsuit’s allegations. “President Trump has been acquitted in the Democrats’ latest Impeachment Witch Hunt, and the facts are irrefutable. President Trump did not plan, produce or organize the Jan. 6th rally on the Ellipse,” Miller wrote in a statement, adding that Trump “did not incite or conspire to incite any violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6th.”

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