On Friday, Congressman Eric Swalwell announced he has sued former President Donald Trump
The lawsuit also names Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Representative Mo Brooks for inciting insurrection at the DC Capital on Jan. 6, 2021.
In a statement, Swalwell stated:
“Today, I filed a civil claim against Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudolph Giuliani, and Representative Mo Brooks for inciting an attack against the Capital that terrorized lawmakers and prevented us from doing our job of certifying the votes of the American people.
“Unable to accept defeat, Donald Trump waged an all out war on a peaceful transition of powerful. He lied to his followers again and again claiming the election was stolen from them, filed a mountain of frivolous lawsuits—nearly all which failed, tried to intimidate election officials, and finally called up his supporters to descend on Washington D.C. to “stop the steal.”
“As a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants” express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the US Capital and stopped Congress’ s counting of electoral college votes. The defendants assembled, inflamed and incited the mob, and as such are wholly responsible for the injury and destruction that followed.”