Giuliani has continuously spread baseless claims and conspiracy theories about the election despite no evidence of voter fraud.
“If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of, but if we’re right a lot of them will go to jail. Let’s have trial by combat,” Giuliani said at Wednesday’s rally.
“This decision is historic for NYSBA, and we have not made it lightly. We cannot stand idly by and allow those intent on rending the fabric of our democracy to go unchecked,” NYSBA said in a statement.
CNN reached out to Giuliani for comment Monday.
According to its bylaws, “no person who advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States, or of any state, territory or possession thereof, or of any political subdivision therein, by force or other illegal means, shall be a member of the Association.” And the NYSBA said Guiliani’s remarks at the rally were “intended to encourage Trump supporters unhappy with the election’s outcome to take matters into their own hands.”
“Their subsequent attack on the Capitol was nothing short of an attempted coup, intended to prevent the peaceful transition of power,” the NYSBA said.
Giuliani will have the option to contest his removal and “explain and defend his words and actions,” the NYSBA said.
CNN’s Elizabeth Hartfield contributed to this report.