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DC Attorney General Will Sue Oath Keepers and Proud Boys For Jan 6th Capitol Attack [VIDEO]

DC Attorney General Will Sue Oath Keepers and Proud Boys For Jan 6th Capitol Attack [VIDEO]

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Tuesday that the district will sue the militia groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys for their involvement around the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The move comes as many of the militia groups lost a massive civil suit in Charlottesville, Virginia, that mandated they pay millions to those they attacked during that riot. It effectively bankrupted many of the “Unite the Right” leaders and their organizations.

WASHINGTON,DC-DEC12: Proud Boys march in support of President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, December 12, 2020. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

According to the Washington Post, Racine intends to use the modern version of the KKK Act from 1871 which was made to ensure government leaders could carry out their duties and after the Civil War, protect civil rights. Racine’s suit, which will be the first of his kind brought by the government, joins two similar lawsuits from House Select Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and by police officers who faced off against the attackers on January 6th.

Racine said that he hopes the lawsuit will result in “full restitution and recompense” for the city after the city was destroyed. “I think the damages are substantial,” he told the Washington Post. “If it so happens that it bankrupts or puts these individuals and entities in financial peril, so be it.”

Answering questions at the close of the press conference, Racine said that he looks forward to civil discovery because he wants to find out who funds the groups and who funded their participation on January 6th. He told reporters gathered Tuesday that the two militia groups are nothing more than “vigilantes, members of a mob, insurrectionists who sought to crush our country’s freedom.”

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Watch A.G. Racine’s full announcement, below.

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