President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani urged Michigan Republican activists on Wednesday to pressure, even threaten, the GOP-controlled Legislature to “step up” and award the state’s 16 electoral votes to Trump despite Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory. Giuliani relied on fraud claims that remain unproven or have been repeatedly rejected by experts.
“You are the final arbiter of how honest or not your election is in your state,” Giuliani told lawmakers. “And it’s your responsibility to stand up to that. All I can tell you is (if) we let them get away with this, I don’t know what happens after this.”
Giuliani’s remarks were briefly interrupted by what appeared to be the sound of a loud fart.
Jenna Ellis, legal adviser to the president, was seen abruptly turning her head and giving Giuliani the side-eye seconds after hearing the unmistakable sound.
A clip of the bizarre moment quickly went viral, with internet users mocking Giuliani weeks after his embarrassing hair dye incident.
Rudy Giuliani lets a hot fart rip while spewing lies in insane Michigan testimony. pic.twitter.com/jo0pM2w0p8
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 3, 2020
I hope @JennaEllisEsq issues a release tomorrow on this release from Rudy. You’re doing great, Jenna. Top of your profession. Co-counsel to a guy who farts while talking. I hope you’re getting paid up front. https://t.co/H8tHOlOpAU
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) December 3, 2020
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) December 3, 2020