Skip to Content
Politics

Congresswoman Escobar joins lawsuit against Trump and Proud Boys over U.S. Capitol riot

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, D- El Paso.
Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images via CNN
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, D- El Paso.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- El Paso Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar on Wednesday joined a group of lawmakers in an NAACP lawsuit that seeks damages from former President Donald Trump and the extremist group Proud Boys for allegedly inciting the U.S. Capitol riot, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Escobar claims she has "violent nightmares" and suffers from insomnia as as result of the Jan. 6 siege that temporarily kept Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidency, according to DMN.

The lawsuit is brought in federal court in Washington under a provision of a Reconstruction-era law called the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which was passed in response to KKK violence and prohibits violence or intimidation meant to prevent Congress or other federal officials from carrying out their constitutional duties.

In an interview with ABC-7 in January, Escobar recounted how she feared death while sheltering-in-place with U.S. House colleagues as the group of violent protesters forced their way into the Capitol.

 "I thought there would be a mass shooter… shoot us all up," she said at the time.

El Paso / News / Texas Politics / Top Stories

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

Comments

8 Comments

  1. She’s nothing more than a follower being lead around bye her nose, just like a Freshman Congressman we had before and he was and still is absolutely worthless as we all know. She’s just trying to set herself up for a lifetime of screwing things up for the rest of us

    1. Escobarf’s the one siding with traitors. The sitting President of the US asked Americans to stand up and be heard. He said to PEACEFULLY let our voices be heard. He NEVER said storm the Capital. In fact, he asked them to stop when they did. Yet the leftist traitors are hellbent on destroyibg this country’s liberty.

Leave a Reply

Skip to content