Watch: Liz Cheney mocks 'apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani' — and shows he was behind false claim of Trump win
The Ranking Member of the House Select Committee for the January 6 Attack, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, took a swipe at former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, once heralded as “America’s Mayor,” depicting him as “apparently inebriated,” while showing video of a Trump official stating Giuliani was behind Trump’s false claim he had won the election.
Making the case that then-President Donald Trump knew well he had lost, knew well there was no significant fraud, but lied to the American people anyway, Cheney told America that Giuliani provided Trump with the opinion he wanted to make those false claims.
“President Trump rejected the advice of his campaign experts on election night, and instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani to just claim he won.”
\u201c1/6 Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY):\n\n\u201cPresident Trump rejected the advice of his campaign experts on election night, and instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani to just claim he won.\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1655132520
Her claims were later upheld by video testimony of Trump campaign officials Jason Miller and Bill Stepien, who also made clear Trump had lost and was counseled to not declare victory, as did Attorney General Bill Barr.
“The mayor was definitely intoxicated,” Miller says in his video deposition.
\u201cDuring 1/6 hearing, Former Trump Campaign Senior Advisor Jason Miller says Rudy Giuliani was "definitely intoxicated" while speaking to President Trump on election night.\n\nMiller says Giuliani was saying "They're stealing it from us."\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1655133450
\u201cNOW: @JasonMillerinDC just testified @RudyGiuliani was drunk election night! While Miller said Trump should NOT declare victory... Giuliani said "We need to say we won" and that anyone who didn't agree with that "was weak".\u201d— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem) 1655133011
\u201cNew: Jan. 6 committee plays video of former Trump aide Jason Miller testifying that it was Rudy Giuliani who recommended Trump to falsely and prematurely declare victory on Election Night \u2014 \u201cWe need to go say we won\u201d\u201d— Hugo Lowell (@Hugo Lowell) 1655133055
\u201cStepien doing everything he can not to say that Giuliani was completely hammered.\u201d— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1655132824
\u201cStepien testified that he specifically counseled Trump to tell his supporters that the race was too close to call and that votes were still be counted. \nTrump disagreed and went out and declared victory.\u201d— Ryan Nobles (@Ryan Nobles) 1655133129
\u201cVideo clip of former Atty General Bill Barr: "Right out of the box on election night, the President claimed that there was major fraud underway. I mean, this happened, as far as I could tell, before there was actually any potential of looking at evidence."\u201d— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1655131972
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