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Profiles in Stupidity: Rudy Giuliani Busted Begging the Wrong Senator to Disrupt Electoral College Certification

Late Wednesday night, Rudy Giuliani – President Donald Trump’s ham-fisted attorney, a former New York City Mayor, and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm ingenue – was caught on tape beseeching a United States Senator to disrupt the congressional certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Giuliani executed his pathetic gambit just minutes after law enforcement had finished purging a seditious mob of Trump supporters who invaded the Capitol at the behest of Giuliani and Trump.

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Giuliani left a voicemail on what he assumed was Senator Tommy Tuberville’s (R-AL) office line at approximately 7:00 p.m., begging the newly-elected lawmaker to “object to every state and, along with a Congressman, get a hearing for every state” which sought to nullify Biden’s win.

But Giuliani – a maestro of legal buffoonery – phoned the wrong Senator, who upon hearing the message shared it Stephan Hayes, a journalist at The Dispatch.

Below is a transcript of the call:

Senator Tuberville? Or I should say Coach Tuberville. This is Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer. I’m calling you because I want to discuss with you how they’re trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you. And I know they’re reconvening at 8 tonight, but it …  the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow – ideally until the end of tomorrow. 

I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it’s one thing to oppose us, it’s another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it. And he wants to try to get it down to only three states that we contest. But there are 10 states that we contest, not three. So if you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today. It angered them, because they have written letters asking that you guys adjourn and send them back the questionable ones and they’ll fix them up. 

So, this phone number, I’m available on all night, and it would be an honor to talk to you. Thank you.

Listen below, courtesy of The Dispatch:

Despite Trump and Giuliani’s objections, Congress completed the electoral ballot count at 3:40 a.m. Thursday morning, formally concluding the 2020 presidential election.



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