Speaking on Boston Public Radio Friday, former Suffolk County sheriff Andrea Cabral condemned efforts by GOP leaders to delay certification of election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, calling a new lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton "absolutely an attempted coup."

"If we were watching this in any other country, we would be talking about how fragile their democracy was and how shaky it was," she said. “But it is actually happening here, and there’s this reluctance to call this what it is — as though we’re somehow immune.”

On Thursday, 106 Republican House members signed onto Paxton's case, which is viewed by many law experts as baseless. It also follows dozens of failed election lawsuits by President Trump and his legal team.

"Sedition is the right word for this," Cabral said. "Advocating for the overthrow of a state or government is sedition, and that’s what they’re doing.”

Andrea Cabral is the former Suffolk County sheriff and secretary of public safety. She’s currently the CEO of Ascend.