The next distraction the Democrats are rolling out is using the “KKK Act” from the 1800’s to prosecute various Republicans involved in the January 6 “Capitol Siege.”
The suit — filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat — alleges that Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and the groups the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 when they attempted to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 election.
Now, the lawsuit says Trump and others violated the Ku Klux Klan Act by conspiring to prevent members of Congress from “discharging these official duties.” “Members of the Ku Klux Klan, for example, terrorized Black citizens for exercising their right to vote, running for public office, and serving on juries,” the U.S. Senate archives say.
Just like “Russiagate” – the Democrats are going to go out of their way to obscure which Trump official ordered a kind of “stand down” and let the various goofballs – like the “QAnon Shaman” – in to take selfies.
It’s virtually certain that no one important will actually be prosecuted, but they could very well railroad some poor Trumptard.
The point is that for the next six months the entire mass media will be talking about “the KKK” and how Trump voters are “KKK” and did we mention the KKK?
So, Congress passed multiple “enforcement acts” in 1870 and 1871 in response. Included in the statutes was a provision nicknamed the Ku Klux Klan Act, which was introduced in March 1871 by Rep. Samuel Shellabarger of Ohio. It was later signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in April. The Ku Klux Klan Act was designed to eliminate the violence against Black Americans and to protect the rights of those recently freed from slavery.
How will the Republicans respond?
They will point out that Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was in the Ku Klux Klan back in the 1940’s and that the Ku Klux Klan was mostly Democratic.
Democrats are the real KKK.
At least it’s a change from “Trump is Hitler and Republicans are Nazi.” A little change is good thing, so it doesn’t get boring.