(WXYZ) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are asking for the disbarment of four attorneys who were involved in a lawsuit aiming to overturn election results in Michigan.
The AG's office filed motions for sanctions in federal court last week against Michigan attorneys Greg Rohl, Scott Hagerstrom and Stefanie Junttila, as well as Texas attorney Sidney Powell.
Whitmer, Nessel and Benson are all lawyers, and want want all four disbarred and unable to practice law in their respective states.
“These attorneys filed a complaint based on falsehoods, used their law license in an attempt to disenfranchise Michigan voters and undermine the faith of the public in the legitimacy of the recent presidential election, and lent credence to untruths that led to violence and unrest,” Nessel said in a release “In doing so, they violated their oath and the ethical rules to which they are bound, abused the court system, and compromised the administration of justice — an important foundation of our civil society and the very bulwark of our democratic institutions. Anything short of disbarment would be an injustice to the American people.”