Rioters Didn't Stop Congress On Jan. 6, Militia Says

Law360 (July 19, 2021, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The Oath Keepers militia group said Monday that members of Congress could not sue over the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot because the lawmakers were the ones who interrupted the Electoral College certification with an emergency adjournment as rioters were attacking the Capitol.

The argument came in a D.C. federal lawsuit filed by a group of House Democrats against the Oath Keepers, the Proud Boys, former President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani. The lawmakers sued under a civil rights statute known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, which prohibits interfering with official federal actions.

While the representatives say the...

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