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.”
— Attorney General Josh Kaul (@WisDOJ) January 6, 2021