The Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia (“WBA”) takes seriously its mission to maintain the honor and integrity of the legal profession and to promote the administration of justice. To that end, the WBA cannot and will not remain silent in the face of attacks against the lawmaking branch of the United States Government and, indeed, attacks against the rule of law itself.
The WBA condemns the actions of the President of the United States, who fomented and encouraged this violence, and who expressed and broadcast his “love” for the armed insurrectionists even as they still roamed and terrorized the grounds of the United States Capitol.
The WBA demands the following immediate actions.
The armed insurrectionists, barely any of whom were arrested during the attack, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The lawyers who abused the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits aimed at undermining the integrity of the election must face disciplinary action from their licensing bars, including disbarment where appropriate.
The WBA is committed to ensuring that the legal profession upholds its obligations to the rule of law, and holds accountable all those responsible for yesterday’s abhorrent and violent insurrection.