Rudy Giuliani’s calls last week for “trial by combat” and the ensuing storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump demonstrators may wind up costing him his membership in the New York State Bar Association, according to Josh Lederman of NBC News:

In a statement, the association specifically referenced Giuliani’s remarks at the Jan. 6 rally:

“Hours before the angry mob stormed the Capitol walls, Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, addressed a crowd of thousands at the White House, reiterating baseless claims of widespread election fraud in the presidential election and the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs.

“’If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of, but if we’re right a lot of them will go to jail,’ Mr. Giuliani said. ‘Let’s have trial by combat.'”

Giuliani has also been filing frivolous lawsuits attempting to get the results of the 2020 election overturned. Those legal moves have been universally rejected by every court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to hear any arguments related to the election, which Trump lost in a landslide to President-elect Joe Biden. That was also referenced in the association’s statement:

“NYSBA has received hundreds of complaints in recent months about Mr. Giuliani and his baseless efforts on behalf of President Trump to cast doubt on the veracity of the 2020 presidential election and, after the votes were cast, to overturn its legitimate results. As widely reported, these efforts included the commencement and prosecution of court actions in multiple states without any evidentiary basis whatsoever. In each and every instance, these actions were appropriately dismissed by the courts in which they were brought.”

The New York State Bar Association’s bylaws specifically state that “no person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States, or of any state, territory or possession thereof, or of any political subdivision therein, by force or other illegal means, shall be a member of the Association.”

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