Former New York City mayor and personal attorney for the president of the United States, Rudy Giuliani, was caught on a phone message recording to a senator, making an attempt to block the vote of the electoral college less than two hours before the senators reconvened at the U.S. Capitol.
According to The Dispatch, Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s attorney, had been calling Republican lawmakers to persuade them to delay the electoral vote count for one day to allow Trump and his team to have the chance to present more evidence of alleged election fraud.
Giuliani placed a phone call to Trump ally, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville, to encourage him to stall the voting process in reference to counting and certifying the results in favor of Joe Biden in his Election Day victory over Trump. The only problem is that Giuliani didn’t dial Tuberville’s number; he mistakenly called another senator, who submitted the message to The Dispatch:
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 honor to talk to you. Thank you.