Former President Donald Trump saw no shortage of allies willing to promote his lie that the election was "stolen" from him by Democrats who coordinated widespread election fraud in now-President Joe Biden's favor.
Trump's lie was validated by some lawmakers and media personalities, but few were so extreme in deranged commitment to the claim than attorney Lin Wood.
Wood hosted erratic press conferences with fellow pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, presenting easily debunked so-called evidence of widespread election fraud and chastising Republican lawmakers for hesitating to back Trump's election lies.
Lies like the ones promoted by Wood eventually led a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol as Vice President Mike Pence oversaw the joint congressional session to nationally acknowledge Biden's victory.
For days, Trump had openly called on Pence to exercise powers unavailable to him at the joint session to unilaterally overturn the election results in states Trump lost.
When Pence wouldn't comply, Trump's supporters became enraged, erecting a gallows and chanting to "Hang Mike Pence!"
In a post on Parler that day, Lin Wood gleefully cheered the extremists on, encouraging Pence's execution by firing squad.
Pence was evacuated from the Senate floor to a secure location in the Capitol, coming within feet of the extremists in the process.
Now, Trump is out of office, and Wood is facing repercussions for his encouragement of an insurrection.
Most recently, the Georgia lawyer was kicked out of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, a near-century old institution.
The club said of Wood's removal:
"Mr. Wood's call for the summary execution of the Vice President is an attack not only on the Vice President performing his Constitutionally required obligation, but also is an attack on the rule of law and the Constitution itself."
People welcomed the consequences.
@kylegriffin1 Well that’s a bit of good news for today!— Pippi (@Pippi)1614831213.0
@kylegriffin1 @ReportsDaNews Good https://t.co/d7uFCUIDTY— Brown Eyed Susan (@Brown Eyed Susan)1614828369.0
@kylegriffin1 @emilyringstrom1 Out F*CKING STANDING! Glad to have seen this— John Nava (@John Nava)1614835826.0
But many thought Wood was getting off easy, and that he should face complete disbarment.
@kylegriffin1 He should be disbarred.— meryl (@meryl)1614826912.0
@kylegriffin1 @smc429 What passes for consequences in America for rich conservative men with connections. That needs to change— 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟺⚘ɪꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ꜰɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴ 🌊💦💙 (@𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟺⚘ɪꜱ ɴᴏᴛ ꜰɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴ 🌊💦💙)1614829842.0
Wood has been kicked off most social media platforms as well.