Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is calling for President Trump to be removed from office, writing that "every day he remains in office is a threat to the republic."
Legislators were set to certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory. That process has since been postponed.
The message from the state's top law enforcement official comes as supporters of the president flood into the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the floor, and local police report that gunfire erupted inside and a pipe bomb was found at the Republican National Committee's HQ.
Kaul writes in a post to social media Wednesday that "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."
In his scathing post, Kaul described the events at the U.S. 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," the attorney general writes.
Kaul is not the only official to call for the president's removal. Minnesota Congressman Ilhan Omar tweeted Wednesday that she is in fact drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump.
"Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate," writes Omar. "We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath."
It remains unclear how the president could be removed from office in the two weeks left of his term. Biden won the election by over 30 Electoral College votes. Courts across the country rejected the president's false claims of voter fraud, including here in Wisconsin.
I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021
Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.