In a desperate final attempt to block the final count of the Electoral College votes that officially elected Joe Biden President, Rudy Giuliani, on behalf of his client President Donald Trump, was caught urging Republican Senators to delay the count as they reconvened following the Trump supporter’s siege on the Capitol that Rudy himself called for earlier in the day.
According to a report in the Dispatch, Giuliani called newly sworn-in Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville around 7:00 pm Wednesday, begging him to stall the process in a voicemail.
Giuliani can be heard sayin, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Giuliani continues by telling Tuberville that Senate Majority Leader McConnell wants to narrow the objections to just three states and explains that the Trump team wants to object to as many as 10 states.
“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”, Giuliani said.
The problem with Giuliani’s message, besides the unconstitutional nature of it all, is that he is so incompetent that he accidentally left it on the voicemail of a different Senator, who shared it with The Dispatch.
It remains unclear whether Giuliani was directed to call Tuberville by Trump himself, but a long time Trump advisor in contact with the White House says that Trump is in nearly constant communication with Giuliani and when asked if the call to Tuberville is something Trump would know about responded “Oh yeah, 100%.”
Giuliani, speaking at the rally for Trump Wednesday morning, urged Trump supporters to keep fighting for their leader, promising that there was more evidence coming.
“Over the next 10 days, we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent and we’re wrong, we will be made fools of. But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail”, Giuliani said.
Giuliani was unaware that he actually called the wrong senator and left the message.
In a tweet on Wednesday, tweeted that pro-Trump supporters who violently rioted in Washington D.C. and breeched the Capitol building were “on the right side of history.” Giuliani made the tweet as the Senate chambers were being evacuated.
“To all those patriots challenging the fraudulent election, POTUS wants you to EXPRESS YOUR OPINION PEACEFULLY,” Giuliani tweeted.
He would then add, “We are the law-and-order party. You are on the right side of the law and history. Act with respect for all.”
Giuliani’s tweet came around the same time that Trump and his other allies made similar tweets and statements calling for peace after rioters had already breached the Capitol building and clashed with police.
As his supporters, who wore MAGA hats and waved Trump flags, clashed with police, Trump used Twitter to send this message, “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the party of Law & Order- respect the law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”
Never once during the riot did Trump ever ask his supporters to stop or tell them to go home. President-elect Joe Biden called on Trump to appear on national television and address his supporters and to tell them it is over and to peacefully leave Washington. Trump instead stayed hidden and safe inside the White House.