A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, accused of conspiring to incite riots at US Congress headquarters on Jan. 6.
According to CNBC, the lawsuit was initiated on February 16 by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Senator Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House’s Homeland Security Committee.
Citing the Ku Klux Klan Act, the lawsuit accused former President Trump and lawyer Giuliani of conspiring to prevent congress from voting to confirm Joe Biden as US President.
|Mr. Trump spoke to protesters in Washington DC on January 6. Photo: Reuters|
The Ku Klux Klan Act was enacted in 1871, aimed at dealing with the racist organization Ku Klux Klan (KKK), and the KKK’s threat to members of parliament coming from the South.
The act allows the US President to take harsh measures, such as the use of the military, to suppress the KKK’s forces.
The lawsuit took place just three days after the former President was pardoned by the US Senate, after the second impeachment investigation against Trump also on charges of inciting riots on January 6.
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