TRUMP GETS CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT FOR JAN. 6 U.S. CAPITOL SIEGE
Former President Donald Trump has been served with a civil rights lawsuit that accuses him of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, Travis Gettys reported for Raw Story.
Attorneys for Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) formally served the lawsuit, which was filed in February 2021, to the former president at his Mar-A-Lago Club, The Daily Beast also reported.
"Donald Trump has to go away," Thompson said last month. "If he doesn't, we will put him out of business."
The suit alleges that Trump incited the riot in the US. Capitol with his false claims about a "stolen" election, which the complaint says amounted to a conspiracy under the 1871 "Klan Act" to interfere with civil rights by stopping the certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College win.
The complaint names Trump, along with his attorney Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, as defendants.
No attorney has stepped forward as Trump's representative in the lawsuit, which was signed for by someone named "Ricky" when it arrived at Mar-A-Lago by certified mail.