The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) wrote in a scathing letter Monday it had launched an inquiry into removing President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, from its membership.
The bar association launched the inquiry in response to Giuliani’s claims of voter fraud and allegations that he employed incendiary speech before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
The move does not affect Giuliani’s ability to practice law in the state but is a way to admonish the former New York City mayor, Forbes reported.
“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,” said the letter, adding, “The president did not act alone.”
The NYSBA, the largest voluntary bar association in the country, cannot license or disbar attorneys.