Trump Hit With Additional Insurrection Lawsuit By Law Enforcement Officers

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Donald Trump is not having a good day. Oh sure, on other days two grand juries appeared in Georgia to consider charges of election meddling against him. And the Manhattan District Attorney hired a prosecutor specializing in racketeering. Plus, the one-woman wrecking ball New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating him. But this is worse, far worse.

Two U.S. Capitol Police on the job January 6 saw a seething mob fill the space between the police and nearly all the way to the horizon. It twisted and writhed as if it were alive, and maybe in a way it was. Donald Trump invited this entity to Washington D.C. Then, he and his cohorts stood before his informal army, hopping them up on the drug of his immoral charisma. Then, the ex-president aimed them at the Capitol Building and pulled the trigger. A coward, he said would lead them, but instead, he ran to the White House to watch his dark drama, his coup on television.

The two members of the Capitol Police accused Trump of inciting the violent mob where one of their brethren died that day. Over 140 officers were injured, some grievously. One office lost his eye. Another’s body was crushed in a doorway. The two officers have been tormented by memories of being unable to help their colleagues.

Two Democratic legislators, according to The Bloomberg News:

‘[Sued Trump for] stoking the insurrection in a months-long effort to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden.’

Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby filed their suit describing how the protesters attacked them:

‘[W]ith aerosol chemicals, including pepper spray and tear gas, that burned their eyes, throat and skin. The officers not only suffered physical injuries but Blassingame is also dealing with depression since the riot, according to the complaint filed in federal court in Washington.’

Blassingame described his “haunted memory” of the event in the complaint:

‘[He] is haunted by the memory of being attacked, and of the sensory impacts — the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of the attack remain close to the surface. He experiences guilt of being unable to help his colleagues who were simultaneously being attacked; and of surviving where other colleagues did not.’

The lawsuit seeks financial damages “of at least $75,000” for multiple claims. These include “aiding assault and battery and directing infliction of emotional distress,” according to CNN.

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