The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has opened an inquiry into removing Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani from its membership after Giuliani called for “trial by combat” ahead of pro-Trump supporters attack on the Capitol Hill building.
The NYSBA in a statement said, “The president did not act alone.” Giuliani has spread baseless claims and conspiracy theories around elections results. Ahead of Trump supporters marching towards the Capitol, he said, “If we're wrong, we will be made fools of, but if we're right a lot of them will go to jail. Let's have trial by combat."
NYSBA's statement said that Giuliani helped rile up protestors who vandalised the Capitol Hill building on January 6. The statement also said that Giuliani's claims of voter fraud have been discredited in dozens of court battles since November 3.
“Over the next 10 days, we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent,” Giuliani had said.
Giuliani's employer President Trump is on the verge of being impeached for a second time.
The NYSBA in a statement said that they had received "hundreds of complaints in recent months" about Giuliani and his efforts to challenge the election results on Trump's behalf. The NYSBA has viewed Giuliani's remarks as intended to egg-on Trump supporters unhappy with election results to take the matter into their own hands.
The people who attacked the Capitol are being deemed domestic terrorists and 52 of them have been arrested. However, none of them seemed to have any remorse over their actions-- some of them even posted images of the January 6 event on social media.
Prior to contesting Trump's election results in court, Giuliani hasn't argued a case in court for two decades.