Donald Trump Jr., along with his father Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), were hit with a new lawsuit for their role in inciting the violent January 6th Capitol riot that left seven people dead and multiple injured.
According to CNN, the lawsuit “alleges Trump, Trump Jr., Brooks, and Giuliani broke Washington, DC, laws, including an anti-terrorism act, by inciting the riot, and that they aided and abetted violent rioters and inflicted emotional distress on the members of Congress.”
All four men spoke at a rally that took place just before rioters stormed the Capitol.
Brooks told rallygoers that it was time for them to “kick ass” and even to sacrifice their own blood in the name of liberty, while Giuliani demanded a “trial by combat” to determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Additionally, the lawsuit, filed by House impeachment manager Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), alleges that Trump and his allies violated “a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan’s intimidation of elected officials,” CNN writes.