Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., a New Jersey Democrat, is seeking the disbarment of Rudy Giuliani and 22 other lawyers who have participated in the Trump team’s court fights against the election results. These court fights have frequently come up totally short, and nowhere have the cases come anywhere close to overturning a sizable enough portion of the election results to hand Trump a victory. Nevertheless, Trump and his allies have been pushing ahead with their lies about the fraud that they claim plagued the recent election.
Pascrell sent letters advocating for the disbarment of the lawyers in question to state bar authorities in New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan, and Nevada. Pascrell didn’t mince words in his criticism of Giuliani and other lawyers who’ve taken on the president’s frivolous attacks against the election results. Referring to Giuliani and the other Trump team lawyers, Pascrell said as follows:
‘We live together in extraordinarily and increasingly dangerous national circumstances. At present, our sitting President has refused to accept the outcome of our national election and is attacking the integrity of our electoral system to keep himself in power. The pattern of behavior by these individuals to effectuate Mr. Trump’s sinister arson is a danger not just to our legal system but is also unprecedented in our national life. In carrying out that perversion, they have clearly violated the… Rules of Professional Conduct they swore to uphold and should face the severest sanction your body can mete out: revocation of their law licensures.’
Check out his statement below:
🚨 I’ve just filed legal complaints with the AZ, MI, NV, NY, and PA bars against Rudy Giuliani and 22 other lawyers seeking their disbarments for filing frivolous lawsuits and trying to help Trump steal the election and dismantle democracy. pic.twitter.com/0kd3PN6q1h
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@PascrellforNJ) November 20, 2020
Giuliani, a former mayor of New York City and prominent Trump ally, recently joined a Trump campaign court case in Pennsylvania challenging local authorities’ handling of the recent election in the state. During recent proceedings that were a part of that case, Giuliani openly admitted that the court challenge was “not a fraud case,” despite the consistent public claims from Giuliani and others who are close to the president that the election was plagued by documentable fraud. No matter this claim, the Pennsylvania court challenge didn’t actually hinge on any specific, documented alleged fraud, apparently — instead, the Trump team’s angry arguments amounted to smoke and mirrors, essentially.
No matter his legal team’s consistent failures to actually prove his allegations in court, Trump keeps pushing the lie that the election was “rigged” against him. Just this Friday, he claimed that top officials in Georgia — who are Republicans, mind you — “refuse to let us look at signatures which would expose hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots,” which is false. Signatures for mail-in ballots were all checked — they weren’t double-checked during the recent recount, because there’s no way that they could have meaningfully been re-checked. After the initial verification, mail-in ballots and the envelopes that they arrived in are separated.