Rudy Giuliani asked a Senator to delay the election certification but managed to call the wrong person

Rudy Giuliani asked a Senator to delay the election certification but managed to call the wrong person

Amongst all the chaos that was seen in Washington DC you can always rely on Rudy Giuliani to only add to the madness in his own special way.

The former mayor of New York and lawyer of Donald Trump, has becoming something of a comedy figure in recent months having fallen prey to a prank by Borat, calling a press conference at Four Season Total Landscaping, getting so hot and bothered that his hair dye ran down his face and being accused of farting during a court hearing. 

Well, the saga appears to be continuing for Giuliani who managed to contact the wrong Senator when asking them to do whatever they could to delay the debate on Joe Biden being certified as the president-elect by the Senate, a meeting which took place on Wednesday.

Biden was eventually confirmed as the next president after the process was temporarily stopped because of the rioters entering the Capitol building but before all that several Republican Senators had voiced objections, which have to be debated whenever they are brought up.

Giuliani was clearly hoping for the backing of senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, a staunch Trump supporter who was sworn in just a few days ago. While, Tuberville might have voiced his concerns about baseless voter fraud claims at the behest of Giuliani, he was none the wiser as he never received a phone call.

As reported by The Dispatch, Giuliani actually managed to contact a completely different, unnamed Senator and left a voice note. In return that Senator leaked the message to Dispatch and another Giuliani hiccup made its way into the history books. 

The full transcript of Giuliani’s message is below:

“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 honour to talk to you. Thank you."

It would appear that Giuliani had tried to contact Tuberville while sessions was halted as law enforcement attempted to get the rioters out of the Capitol building, which is quite a late intervention, all being said.

Earlier that day, Giuliani had arguably contributed to the unrest that would disgrace Trump and the United States, after he told supporters of the president that they should have a ‘trial by combat.’

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