Liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz pushed back against calls to disbar Rudy Giuliani over claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Dershowitz made a Sunday appearance on New York WABC 770 AM radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” where he said the talk of disbarment was “McCarthyism.”
“I grew up during McCarthyism when the lawyers were being disbarred for representing clients that people didn’t like,” Dershowitz advised. “Rudy is a lawyer. And that’s what he is supposed to do. And if his client says, ‘Challenge the election,’ he challenges the election.”
Dershowitz didn’t say he agreed with Giuliani’s claims, but suggested that disbarment wasn’t an appropriate course of action even if the claims were untrue.
“If you don’t agree with his analysis, answer it in the court of public opinion,” he said. “But don’t disbar him. Are we going to disbar Adam Schiff? Adam Schiff got on the floor of the Senate and the House and lied through his teeth about a range of things, including Russian collusion, and including me.”
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