“The defendants assembled, ignited and encouraged the surly crowd and as such are fully responsible for the damage and destruction that followed. “ Eric Swalwell, an elected Democrat of the United States Congress, filed a complaint Friday, March 5 against several people including Donald Trump, for having “Incited to an attack on the Capitol” by his supporters on January 6.
“Unable to accept defeat, Donald Trump waged an open war against the peaceful transfer of power” to Joe Biden, wrote Eric Swalwell, elected member of the House of Representatives. “He kept lying to his supporters, claiming that the election had been stolen from them.”, he added, “And finally called on his supporters to descend on Washington DC. “ for a demonstration on January 6.
In a long speech in front of the White House, Donald Trump then launched to the thousands of demonstrators: “Fight like devils. “
Eric Swalwell also targets in his lawsuit, filed in a Washington court, the son of billionaire Donald Trump Jr, his lawyer Rudolph Giuliani and a Republican elected member of the House, Mo Brooks. All had spoken at the same meeting.
“Less-than-nothing without credibility”
A spokesperson for Donald Trump, Jason Miller, reacted in a statement to Washington Post by calling Eric Swalwell “Less-than-nothing without credibility”.
Another elected House Democrat, Bennie Thompson, had filed a complaint in mid-February.
Five people, including a Capitol Hill police officer, died in the assault on the seat of Congress when parliamentarians certified the Democrat’s victory over Donald Trump in the November presidential election. Donald Trump never accepted the result of the presidential election, believing without foundation that his defeat was due to massive fraud.
Accused of“Incitement to insurgency” for calling on his supporters to march on Congress, Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate on February 13. Although he acquitted the ex-president in the Senate, because he felt that the Upper House did not have the competence to judge him, the powerful leader of the Republicans Mitch McConnell himself, in the process, underlined that the the path to legal proceedings remained open.