Congressman With ‘Severe Distress’ at Jan. 6 Riot May Have Another Problem

A lawsuit by Rep. Eric Swalwell, one of the organizers of the Democrats’ two failed impeach-and-remove campaigns against President Trump, in which he claims he suffered emotionally during the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, should be dismissed, a lawyer for Trump has argued.

For one thing, lawyer Jesse Binnall explained in a court filing, the claims violate “well-established, important, constitutional doctrines” including the First Amendment.

Secondly, Trump, as president, has “absolute immunity” for the proceedings given his tenure in the Oval Office, the lawyer said.

The Washington Examiner reported Tuesday on the arguments against Swalwell’s claims for damages because of his suffering on that day in January, when some members of a crowd broke into the building and vandalized parts. . .

Binnall said, “Plaintiff’s theories run directly afoul of well-established, important, constitutional doctrines. Despite his pledge to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, Mr. Swalwell comes to this court directly attacking First Amendment doctrines which lie at the heart of the uniquely American traditions of free speech, free assembly, and freedom to petition the government without fear of reprisal.” (Read more from “Congressman With ‘Severe Distress’ at Jan. 6 Riot May Have Another Problem” HERE)

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