Dem House Rep and NAACP Invoke Ku Klux Klan Act Against Trump and Giuliani in Lawsuit

The only Democratic U.S. House Rep in Mississippi, Bennie Thompson, has joined with the NAACP to file a lawsuit against former President Trump and Rudy Giuliani for the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, claiming that they colluded with white supremacist groups.

Thompson, who is a strong supporter of Black Lives Matter, despite many supporters of the organization claiming they aren’t political, has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

Following Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, Thompson tweeted, “This is a sad and appalling day for our democracy, but this will not deter us from achieving a better America.”

During the trial, Thompson suggested in one tweet that “Very powerful evidence is being presented against former-President Trump during these impeachment proceedings.”

In another tweet, Thompson shared a USA Today article which showed the House managers playing footage of Trump speaking to the crowd at the Ellipse on Jan. 6.

Thompson claimed, “Clearly, this is what inciting a riot looks sounds like. Don’t be fooled!”

In an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC last October, Thompson stated that Trump promoted the ideology of what right-wing extremists and deemed white supremacy the “most persistent and lethal threat in the homeland.”

When two police officers were shot last September during riots in Louisville, Thompson shared an article about it and simply said, “We waited 6 months for incomplete justice. The system must be changed.”

When riots were taking place at the beginning of last summer in cities across the country, Thompson excused the actions of those taking part in a June 1 tweet.

“We are witnessing the expected result of African-Americans being brutalized and dehumanized for centuries. The police have historically tortured and murdered African-Americans at a disproportionate rate—usually with no consequence,” Thompson said in a tweet.