Rudy Giuliani Is Whining That Republican Party ‘Abandoned’ Him
Being the personal attorney to the President of the United States is, apparently, not without its pitfalls. Rudy Giuliani seems to be learning that, and struggling with the lesson.
Giuliani has already expressed frustration that Donald Trump wasn’t paying up for the legal services he provided. He’s also facing a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over lies he spread on behalf of the former president. Now, he’s suffered an FBI raid, and he (and the rest of the world) are waiting to see what federal agents find on the device they seized from him, and what they’ll do with the information.
It’s understandable that a person in his situation might be sweating (in the metaphorical sense!) a little bit.
Now Giuliani is painting himself as a victim, first complaining that he was ‘targeted’ because he dug up dirt on the current president’s son, although the investigation into his activities in Ukraine were reportedly under investigation since well before Joe Biden took office.
His newest complaint is that the Republican Party has abandoned him, and are not standing up for him and giving robust defense. He retweeted posts to that effect from Newsmax host John Cardillo, and Bernard Kerik, who was New York City Police Commissioner from 2000 to 2001 — appointed by Giuliani himself. He was later pardoned by Trump for a total of 8 felonies, including tax fraud and lying to White House officials, according to the New York Times.
AGREED! @RudyGiuliani did more for the president than all of them combined. The day after the election, they walked and never looked back. They abandoned Trump, Giuliani and the people of Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. https://t.co/iSWEYifzia
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 4, 2021
In the tweets above, Cardillo complains that other Republicans are fundraising off Trump’ name, but not helping him or Giuliani, and Kerik amplifies this, adding that Giuliani “did more for the president” than the rest of the GOP combined, but that he, along with Trump, was dumped by the party as soon as Trump lost the election.
What stands out about these tweets isn’t that a couple of people who support Trump and Giuliani express that support publicly. It’s Giuliani’s retweet.
While any person can have an opinion that the GOP ‘abandoned’ Trump and Giuliani, Rudy amplifying it suggests that he, too, is accusing Republicans of using him while it was convenient and dumping him as soon as he became a legal liability. It suggests that he isn’t getting a lot of support behind the scenes, and he may be starting to truly get anxious about whatever could be coming next.