WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s about two weeks away from the anniversary of the deadly U.S. Capitol attacks. As congressional members continue their on investigation on what led up to the riots, the Attorney General of the District of Columbia has filed their own lawsuit to hold the insurrectionists and certain groups accountable.
Describing the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol as a moment in history we will never forget, the D.C. Attorney General, Karl Racine, does not hold back the impact the attack has had on the nation and here in Washington, D.C.
“It was like 9/11, a planned terrorist attack but this time our own citizens were hellbent on destroying the freedoms and ideals on which our country was founded and continues to aspire to achieve,” said Racine.
His office filed a federal lawsuit against the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, and members of these groups, alleging they were responsible for the violence of the January sixth attacks.
The A.G. is asking the court to find these groups liable for the millions of dollars the district spent to deploy metro police to the Capitol, along with the expenses related to the medical and mental health treatment officers still receive because of the attacks. The delegate from D.C. said the point of this lawsuit is to deter violence.
“If we don’t get a penny from restitution, this lawsuit will deter and say be prepared to spend money and defend yourself because we are coming after you,” said Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D- DC).
This is just the latest development on the January 6th investigation. Just last night, the January 6th Committee revealed text messages former president Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows received during the attack; Including ‘we are under siege here at the Capitol’ and ‘the president needs to stop this ASAP.’
As the anniversary of these attacks are around the corner, the D.C. Attorney General is the latest to go after those they say ‘terrorized’ the District and the officers here who were protecting the capitol.