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NAACP Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani over Jan. 6 Insurrection

HeadlineFeb 17, 2021

The NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and far-right groups for inciting the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection on January 6. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of Mississippi congressmember and House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, says Trump and others violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which is supposed to protect Black people and lawmakers from white supremacist violence. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said, “The insurrection was the culmination of a carefully orchestrated, months-long plan to destroy democracy, to block the results of a fair and democratic election, and to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of African-American voters who cast valid ballots.”

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