For a growing number of Democrats, it is necessary to forward to the Justice Department the information obtained as a result of the inquiry into the events of January 6, 2021, when a mob of supporters of the former president stormed Congress to prevent the validation of Joe Biden’s presidential triumph.
According to what they have discovered, there is a criminal conspiracy, Democratic representative Juan Vargas, said, quoted by The Hill, who like other colleagues in his party agree that Trump was the driving force behind the protests with his theory of electoral fraud.
Given what we have heard in the past few days, I think there is enough evidence to justify a criminal complaint,” Representative Adriano Espaillat said.
The possibility of denouncing the former president for his role in the attack on the congressional headquarters became the center of attention after the chairman of the select committee, Bennie Thompson, said he would not issue criminal references to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
That’s not our job; it’s up to us to look at the facts and circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, what caused it and make recommendations after that, Thompson said.
However, the deputy leader of the congressional group, Republican Liz Cheney, implied that it is not a decision that has been made, but that they are still evaluating it.
The Justice Department has already indicted about 800 people involved in the protests, including members of several far-right groups who are facing seditious conspiracy charges.