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Who is Bennie Thompson?

Bennie Gordon Thompson aka Bennie Thompson is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district since 1993. A member of the Democratic Party, Thompson has been the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security since 2019 and from 2007 to 2011. He was both the first Democrat and the first African American to chair the committee. He is the dean of Mississippi’s congressional delegation.

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Jan. 6 Chairman Bennie Thompson: ‘Our democracy remains in danger’

The Democratic chairman of the House committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, warned the nation Thursday that American democracy remains in peril.

“January 6th and the lies that led to insurrection have put two-and-a-half centuries of constitutional democracy at risk. The world is watching what we do here,” Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the select committee chairman, said in his opening remarks. “But our work must do much more than just look backwards. Because our democracy remains in danger. The conspiracy to thwart the will of the people is not over.”

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Bennie Thompson Biography, Wikipedia

Bennie Thompson is born January 28, 1948 and a lifelong resident of Bolton, near Jackson. He attended Hinds County public schools before earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Tougaloo College in 1968 and an Master of Science in educational administration from Jackson State University in 1973. Thompson was a schoolteacher in Madison, Mississippi. He served as an alderman (1969–1973) and then mayor of Bolton (1973–1980) before being elected to the Hinds County Board of Supervisors, on which he served from 1980 to 1993.

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Real NameBennie Gordon Thompson 
Nick Name Bennie Thompson 
Profession  American politician,  Representative (D-MS 2nd District) since 1993
EthnicityNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Wife Name London Thompson
Children Name BendaLonne Thompson
Physical Status 
Age74 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)Not Known
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
MeasurementNot Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 28 January 1948
Birth PlaceBolton, Mississippi, United States
Zodiac signNot Known
School NameNot Known
College Name Jackson State University
 Tougaloo College
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Sister NameNot Known
Brother NameNot Known
Source Of Income Representative (D-MS 2nd District) since 1993
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known
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Bennie Thompson Career

When Mike Espy resigned from the United States House of Representatives in Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district to become Secretary of Agriculture, Thompson ran in the special election to succeed him. With five other Democrats splitting the vote, he finished second, behind Republican Hayes Dent with 28% of the vote in the March 30, 1993, primary election. He then defeated Dent in the April 13 runoff with 55% of the vote. He won the seat again in 1994 and has been reelected 12 times. He has faced serious opposition only twice, when journalist Clinton LeSueur held him to 55% in 2002 and 58% in 2004.

Since 2011, Thompson has been the only Democrat in Mississippi’s congressional delegation. His district includes most of Jackson and is the only majority-black district in the state. It is about 275 miles (443 km) long, 180 miles (290 km) wide, and borders the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Delta comprises the vast majority of the district.

Thompson was the Permanent Chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. On February 16, 2021, on behalf of Thompson, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a federal lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of inciting violence on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol assault. The suit came three days after Trump was acquitted in the second Senate impeachment trial for inciting the riot, in which one person, Ashli Babbitt, died. After the acquittal, Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech he voted to acquit Trump because he believes the Senate cannot try a former president, but encouraged litigation against Trump, saying: “We have a criminal justice system in this country. We have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” Included in the lawsuit as defendants are Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and the two organizations the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. The lawsuit alleges that, by preventing Congress “by the use of force, intimidation, and threat” from carrying out its constitutional duties, the 2021 United States Electoral College vote count, Trump, Giuliani and the hate groups violated the 1871 Third Enforcement Act (also known as the Ku Klux Klan Act).

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According to Thompson’s friends and advisors, his national security expertise qualifies him to lead the Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.

Bonnie Thompson Personal life

Bonnie Thompson is married to London Johnson of Mound Bayou, Mississippi and has a daughter, BendaLonne, a granddaughter, Jeanna, and a grandson, Thomas. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (Gamma Rho – Tougaloo College) and a lifetime member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Bolton

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How old is Bennie Thompson?

Bennie Thompson is 74 years old.

How rich is Bennie Thompson?

Bennie Thompson net worth is not known.

Who is Bennie Thompson wife?

 London Thompson

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