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Ten House Democrats Join Lawsuit Blaming Trump and Giuliani for Capitol Riot

Police clash with Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Police clash with Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Ten Democratic members of Congress have joined a lawsuit alleging former President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani incited the violent Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump and Giuliani “acted in concert” with the far-right Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to provoke the insurrection, the lawmakers alleged in court papers on Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed by Representatives Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters of California, Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, Veronica Escobar of Texas, Hank Johnson Jr. of Georgia, Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Pramila Jayapal of Washington.