Democratic congressman sues Trump, Proud Boys over role in Capitol riot

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After that vote, Kinzinger was censured by Republicans in his home district and then received a handwritten letter from a cousin that was signed by several other family members decrying his decision as a disappointment "to us and to God".

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) explained after voting to acquit Trump that, although he blames Trump for the deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the former president was "not eligible for conviction".

State Republican parties are taking action against GOP lawmakers who have reprimanded former U.S. President Donald Trump.

"If you watched any of the impeachment trial last week - or if you've paid attention to the news at all over the past 10 years - you know that Senator Mike Lee is the worst", she said.

The tally fell short of the two-thirds needed to secure a conviction.

Whether this happens remains to be seen but Trump's sizeable core fan base will make it hard for another Republican candidate to stand out.

"Thompson was hindered and impeded in the discharge of his official duties and suffered the deprivation of his right to be free from intimidation and threats in the discharge of his official duties, as explicitly protected under Ku Klux Klan Act", the filing continues.

The lawsuit alleges that Trump and the others "conspired to incite an assembled crowd to march upon and enter the Capitol of the United States for the common objective of disrupting" the counting of Electoral College votes on January 6-the day that thousands of Trump supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol Complex following a speech by the 45th president at the White House Ellipse.

Of all people, it was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) who explained on the Senate floor Saturday what needs to happen now with Donald Trump: an investigation into whether he committed crimes and - if the evidence warrants - prosecution for any offenses.

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There is a steep drop-off after the former president and Pence: Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., 43, gets 6 per cent support.

"We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the vote ... by Sen".

Even before this poll was released, Trump's allies saw his reputation was back on the rise, and were amazed at just how quickly it was happening. The La Salle County GOP already censured Kinzinger last month. Richard Burr. Party members in Utah, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and ME have also threatened to censure Sens. He will retire from the Senate after 2022. "We're being very careful with the vote tonight to focus on his vote for impeachment after declaring that it was unconstitutional to move forward". The party's leader in Pennsylvania, Lawrence Tabas, has publicly criticised Senator Pat Toomey for voting to convict.

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But if Trump violated criminal laws, the fact that he took those actions while president would not shield him from liability, said Randall Eliason, a law professor at George Washington University and a former federal prosecutor.

Four House Republicans including Jim Jordan, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, said Monday in a letter to Pelosi that she must answer questions about her responsibility for the outcome.

Following his censure on Monday, Burr echoed Kinzinger's lament that the former president's supporters have abandoned traditional conservative values.

"The Republicans across North Carolina, the party leaders that I talked to, were shocked and disappointed with Senator Burr's vote and wanted to put out a statement saying that we disagreed with him", state Republican chairman Michael Whatley told CNN on Tuesday. "We sent him there to represent us".

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