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A Nebraska priest who said he performed an exorcism in Washington, DC, the day a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol is facing calls that he be expelled from his archdiocese.

The Rev. David Fulton gave an on-camera interview in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, in which he showed off a book called “Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in Latin and in English,” the Omaha World Herald reported.

“Got this going,” the Central City priest said in the interview, according to the newspaper. “Got these exorcism prayers going, there’s priests that’re using them.”

“It’s good to see so many people who care about the country, concerned about the country, people who know about what’s going on, the obvious steal,” he added in the video.

“And hopefully we’ll be able to take this into our local communities and do something,” he said.

When asked if he performed an exorcism at the Capitol, he said he indeed had — and spoke about a demon that had possessed the building, according to the report.

Fulton’s attendance drew rebukes from his archbishop and from Catholics who attend Mass in his archdiocese.

Tim McNeil, chancellor for the Archdiocese of Omaha, told the Herald that Omaha Archbishop George Lucas is “very upset” at the priest and that Fulton should not have attended the rally.

“He should not have been there dressed as a priest. It was a misuse of his priestly ministry,” McNeil told the outlet.

The Rev. David Fulton, a priest in Nebraska, told a videographer that he performed an exorcism at the US Capitol.Eddie Becker via Youtube

Prior to his attendance at the rally, Fulton had driven a number of parishioners at his church from the congregation by delivering sermons based on “fear or intimidation” and abandoning things like the children’s choir, according to the report.

One of those former parishioners, Scott Musil, called for Fulton to be removed from the priesthood after the priest had apologized for attending the rally.

“He ‘apologized.’ (Archdiocese of Omaha) why aren’t you doing more?” Musil tweeted. “Please remove this man’s priestly credentials.”

At Mass on Sunday, Fulton said he regretted attending the rally, which led to a riot that left five people dead.

“I used bad judgment in participating in the rally in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021,” he said. “I spoke and acted in a way that was not consistent with my vocation as a priest. I acknowledge that the confusion and hurt that I caused to you, to the church and to the other members of the community.”

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