Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors. A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability. — Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey
Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors. A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability. — Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey
A New Jersey congressman is seeking to disbar Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani after he touted election-related conspiracy theories
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from New Jersey, filed a complaint to the New York State judicial conduct body to revoke Giuliani's license, the congressman tweeted Tuesday.
  • Pascrell also tweeted that he filed legal complaints in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania aimed at disbarring Giuliani and 22 other lawyers who managed lawsuits that challenged the 2020 election results.
  • "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," Pascrell wrote in the complaints, according to his statement.
  • Giuliani and other Trump supporters have been leading efforts attempting to overturn the results of the election, citing disputed conspiracy theories related to election fraud, voter fraud, and mail-in voting.
  • "Donald Trump has done great damage to this nation — but he has always had helpers," Pascrell told The Washington Post via a spokesperson. "These lawyers are enabling his treachery and harming our democracy."
"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," Pascrell wrote in the complaints, according to his statement.

"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," he continued.

... "Donald Trump has done great damage to this nation — but he has always had helpers," Pascrell told The Washington Post via a spokesperson. "These lawyers are enabling his treachery and harming our democracy."

... "[The president] has attacked our elections and sought to throttle democracy," Pascrell said. "He was rightly impeached by the House of Representatives. He has engaged in treachery, in treason. He has all but given up on governing and protecting our nation and if he had a shred of dignity he would resign today."

"Failure to hold financial and political wrongdoing accountable in the past has invited greater malfeasance by bad actors," he continued. "A repeat of those failures in 2021 further emboldens criminality by our national leaders and continues America down the path of lawlessness and authoritarianism. There must be accountability."