Happy dance, everybody! No, he’s not dead (he’s undead, and possibly immortal like Dick Cheney, who has no pulse). However, the odious former mayor of New York City got a little taste of justice today.
Rudy Giuliani may have to start looking for a new career.
A Manhattan appeals court stripped Giuliani of his license to practice law in New York on Thursday, ruling that he has violated his professional oath by peddling “demonstrably false and misleading” claims about the 2020 election on behalf of his most high-profile client, former President Donald Trump.
The order, issued by a five-judge panel on the State Supreme Court’s appellate division, found there’s “uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani lied when he told courts, lawmakers and the public that President Biden’s election was facilitated by widespread Democratic voter fraud.
The judges also drew a damning parallel to Jan. 6, saying Giuliani’s election lies “directly inflamed the tensions” that paved the way for the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“The seriousness of respondent’s uncontroverted misconduct cannot be overstated. This country is being torn apart by continued attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 election and of our current president, Joseph R. Biden,” the judges wrote.
The beleaguered former mayor-turned-Trump attorney — whose Manhattan law office was raided by the FBI in April as part of a criminal investigation — can fight his suspension by requesting a hearing within 20 days.
However, the court noted that Giuliani’s offenses are “incredibly serious” and that he will likely face “substantial permanent sanctions.
SUBSTANTIAL PERMANENT SANCTIONS… BWAHAHAHAHA!
That’s a looooong time if you’re immortal!
But the ex-mayor’s son, Andrew Giuliani, came to his defense and claimed the suspension was handed down by “leftist judges.”
Oh STFU, Andrew. You motherfuckers wouldn’t know a leftist if one shot you in the middle of Fifth Avenue.
Is he a New York lawyer? Can’t we get him disbarred too?
“This is just unbelievable how politicized this has become. I am infuriated by all of this,” the younger Giuliani, who’s running as a Republican in next year’s gubernatorial race, said in a video posted on Twitter. “I stand by my father. He did everything, ultimately, by the book.”
Wonder what book that would be. Probably Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The elder Giuliani, who has held a New York law license since 1969, was the most visible and vocal mouthpiece for Trump’s failed campaign to overturn Biden’s election victory.
For weeks after the election was called, the ex-mayor appeared in courts and statehouses across the country pushing the thoroughly debunked claim that the election was rigged against Trump.
Then why haven’t all those states disbarred him from practicing law there, too? Ooh! Ooh! I think I know this one! Is it… because of all those right-wing fascist judges who wipe their asses with the Constitution?
WHAT DO I WIN.
Despite a total lack of evidence, Giuliani and Trump maintain to this day that the election was stolen.
“Evuh-dense? What is this evuh-dense you communists are always talking about? I’ve never heard of it.”
–former New York lawyer Rudy “Nosferatu” Giuliani.
One of the most glaring violations, the judges wrote, was Giuliani’s baseless contention before a Pennsylvania federal court that thousands of “dead” people in Philadelphia cast illegal votes for Biden.
To be fair here, Nosferatu could be right about the thousands of dead people voting, perhaps in the underworld beneath the city of Philadelphia, or a parallel dimension roughly overlapping the area of southeastern Pennsylvania. I mean, he would know, right? The problem for his claim is that when a state runs a free and fair election, illegal votes cast by dead people are disqualified.
So while it may be technically true that thousands of Philly zombies (or whatever) cast ballots, they would not count toward the totals.
Also, I find it highly unlikely that Philly zombies would have gone for Biden. It’s pretty well established that these Nosferatu/Darth Cheney undead types vote conservative. THAT’S what makes them scary.