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House Votes to Hold Mark Meadows in Contempt; D.C. Sues Oath Keepers, Proud Boys over Insurrection

HeadlineDec 15, 2021

The House voted Tuesday to hold former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
In related news, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit Tuesday against white nationalist groups involved in the insurrection.

Attorney General Karl Racine: “The independent Office of Attorney General for the District of Columbia is filing the first civil lawsuit by a state or municipal government to hold accountable the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and more than 30 other leaders and members for conspiring to terrorize the District of Columbia, for unlawfully interfering with our country’s peaceful transition of power and for assaulting our men and women in blue.”

Attorney General Racine says he plans to use a law derived from the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act to hold the hate groups accountable.

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