Donald Trump sued for conspiracy to incite deadly Capitol riot

Henrietta Brewer
February 17, 2021

Kinzinger told the Times in an interview that he hopes to topple the "fear" tactics that Trump has used to sustain his stronghold in the party and that "does real damage to this democracy".

Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying that if the GOP sticks with McConnell and his ilk, they will lose the base that supported Trump.

North Carolina Republican Chairman Michael Whatley condemned Burr for voting against the former president, as a "shocking and disappointing" abdication of his duty to voters.

"It is truly a sad day for North Carolina Republicans", Burr said in a statement. The Senate verdict Saturday, with its 57-43 majority falling 10 votes short of the two-thirds needed to convict Trump, hardly put to rest the debate about the Republican former president's culpability for the January 6 assault.

Trump's second Senate impeachment trial concluded on Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favour of convicting. She referenced polls that show most of the Republican Party remains behind the ex-president. "By what he did and by what he did not do, President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".

Jason Miller, an adviser to Trump, said Giuliani "is not now representing President Trump in any legal matters" and he dismissed the allegations in the lawsuit, citing Trump's acquittal in the Senate.

Kinzinger, a six-term GOP House member from IL, was one of ten GOP members in the House who partnered with Democrats to vote to impeach Trump on a charge of incitement of the riot that took place January 6 on Capitol Hill.

Former US president Donald Trump has been charged in relation to the siege on the US Captiol in January.

"There's still more evidence that the American people need and deserve to hear and a 9/11 commission is a way to make sure that we secure the Capitol going forward", said Sen. "What was known, who knew it and when they knew, all that, because that builds the basis so this never happens again". He insisted that the courts were a more appropriate venue to hold Trump accountable than a Senate trial.

On Friday, the original leaders of the September 11 Commission sent a letter to President Joe Biden and congressional leaders calling for an independent bipartisan investigation of the deadly assault on the Capitol. He will retire from the Senate after 2022.

The 25 members of the Tar Heel State GOP unanimously voted to deliver the stinging rebuke of Burr during a closed-door meeting of the group's central committee, the party said in a statement.

"President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office, as an ordinary citizen, unless the statute of limitations has run", he said at the time.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) was also unanimously censured by the Louisiana Republican Party, while Sens.

Trump, a Republican, has said the probes are politically motivated.

Kinzinger, a 42-year-old Air National Guard pilot, first told Business Insider about the letter last month, saying that he was surprised by the vitriol he had received in the wake of casting his vote to impeach Trump. Mike Lee for his vote to acquit the former president.

He added that the GOP must plan for the future and how, in his view, impeachments are not about the individual office holder, but about the behavior the nation wants presidents to exhibit while occupying the White House.

Two GOP senators who have taken heat for their role in advancing challenges to state-certified electoral votes, Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri, came in at 4 percent and 1 per cent, respectively.

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