Veronica Escobar joins suit accusing Trump of inciting Capitol riot


U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, joined nine other congressional Democrats on Wednesday in adding their names to a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for conspiring with right-wing extremists to incite a riot at the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 election results.

The lawsuit was initially filed by the NAACP, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in mid-February. It argues that Trump, Giuliani and extremist groups like the Proud Boys violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which was “in response to KKK violence and intimidation preventing Members of Congress in the South during Reconstruction from carrying out their constitutional duties,” according to the NAACP.

The amended complaint adds into the record…

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