AG Kaul calls for Trump to be removed from office immediately

By: - January 6, 2021 4:45 pm
AG Josh Kaul holds a news conference on sexual assault evidence kits. (Photo by Melanie Conklin)

AG Josh Kaul holds a news conference on sexual assault evidence kits. (Photo by Melanie Conklin)

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul began the day Wednesday calling for Congress to support democracy: “Do they support a system where the people choose our elected leaders? Or instead do they support a system that’s more like Russia where politicians ultimately select who leads?”

By late afternoon, he called for the president to be removed from office. 

Here is Kaul’s statement.

“It’s difficult to believe what we’re seeing take place at the US Capitol: a fascist riot incited by a lame duck president desperately and illegitimately trying to cling to power based on absurd lies about the election that amount to voter fraud McCarthyism.

“Those responsible must be held accountable for what appears to be a seditious conspiracy under federal law.

“Once Congress has fulfilled its duty of certifying the results of the presidential election. It should immediately begin proceedings to remove the President from office. Every day he remains in office is a threat to the republic, period.”

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Melanie Conklin
Melanie Conklin

Melanie Conklin is proud to be a native of the state of Wisconsin, which gave humankind the typewriter, progressivism and deep-fried cheese curds. Her several decades in journalism include political beats and columns at Isthmus newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal and other publications. When not an ink-stained wretch, she served time inside state, local and federal government in communications. She is excited to be back at the craft of journalism as Deputy Editor of the Wisconsin Examiner. It’s what she’s loved ever since getting her master’s degree in journalism from the UW-Madison. Her family includes one husband, two kids, four dogs and five (or more) chinchillas.