Karl Rove: If Giuliani Represents Trump, Republicans Will Vote to Convict

With so many lawsuits in his business and political career, Donald Trump has used plenty of lawyers. With an impeachment trial looming, though, it doesn’t seem that the President has too many attorneys willing to defend.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 29: Karl Rove participates in a panel discussion during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

In fact, it looks like Trump will once again rely on Rudy Giuliani. The former New York City mayor has spend the last few months making a humiliating attempt at overturning the election. And if Trump has to rely on Giuliani to defend him during impeachment, Karl Rove says, Republicans will vote to convict.

Rove made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. He told Chris Wallace:

“Rudy Giuliani charted a very bad course for the president in the morning papers when he suggested that the argument was going to be, ‘Well, there couldn’t have been incitement because all the charges of widespread voter fraud are true.’ Well, those charges and the so-called experts that the campaign has mustered to advocate them have been rejected by over 50 courts, with judges appointed by Presidnt Trump, President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton, and I think even one Reagan justice. If it’s the Rudy Giuliani defense, there’s a strong likelihood that more than 17 Republicans will, because essentially that argument is, ‘This was justified, the attack on the Capitol and the attempt to end the congressional hearing on certifying the election was justified because all these charges are true.’ And frankly, they aren’t.”


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