“Trial by combat” speech will haunt Rudy Giuliani – and it should

In a Newsweek article posted today called “Bar Association Launches Probe Into Disqualifying Rudy Giuliani After ‘Trial by Combat’ Speech” by Alexandra Garrett, Giuliani will be facing much needed scrutiny over his role in inciting violence last Wednesday. This follows his active role in pushing frivolous lawsuits and unsupported claims of voter fraud over the last two months.

Per the article, the following paragraphs will sum up the issues at hand. A link to the full article is below.

“The New York State Bar Association launched an inquiry into disqualifying Rudy Giuliani‘s membership on Monday. The probe from NYSBA President Scott M. Karson came after Giuliani’s ‘trial by combat’ speech was made hours before Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Capitol.

‘We must address the root cause of this abhorrent incident, the blame for which lies first and foremost with President Donald Trump,’ said Susan DeSantis, the NYSBA’s chief communications strategist, in a Monday release.

DeSantis added that ‘the president did not act alone’ and said that Giuliani, his personal attorney, addressed the crowd at the Stop the Steal rally hours before the riot and was also partly to blame.

During his speech, Giuliani reiterated baseless claims that widespread election fraud affected the outcome of the presidential election. He also said Trump supporters should fight the results.

‘Over the next 10 days, we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent. If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of, but if we’re right a lot of them will go to jail,’ said Giuliani. ‘Let’s have trial by combat.'”

Shortly after these comments, the Capitol Building was stormed endangering many, including the domestic terrorists. And, now five people are dead, including a police officer. Make no mistake. The outgoing president lied to these people, invited them to Washington, revved them up and then “sicced” them onto the Capitol like attack dogs. It should be noted the Capitol included his supporters.

Giuliani is culpable as well. He has gone from being America’s Mayor after 9/11 to a punchline in a joke to criminal incitement. The fall has been both embarrassing as well as troubling. A lesson that is not heeded by more than a few, if you fly too close to the outgoing president, you will get burned.

To be frank, I think Giuliani should be arrested for his role. The outgoing president may be beyond arrest, but he needs to also be held accountable through removal or forced resignation.

Bar Association Launches Probe Into Disqualifying Rudy Giuliani After ‘Trial by Combat’ Speech (msn.com)


19 thoughts on ““Trial by combat” speech will haunt Rudy Giuliani – and it should

    • I got a chuckle out of that line as well. I agree with you. I got tickled in late December when Ksrl Rove said Trump was going to look like a poot loser if he kept this up. My wife and I said “going to?” Keith

      • Roger, I just took a look at the two attachments. The Trump base may not care about the corporations, but as much time as these legislators spend fundraising, we both know that they are concerned. Hallmark even asked for money back.

        As for Bill Belichick, he is widely respected as the NFL’s best coach. So, for him to say thanks, but no thanks, is telling. Keith

      • True. Prior to this and his election fraud foibles, I was disappointed that he did not get greater scrutiny for running an unvetted diplomacy with some nefarious Ukraine officials, without keeping the paid diplomats in the loop. The unvetted part means the Senate did not bless him. Keith

    • Rudy did a great job, AFTER 9/11, but him putting NYC’s Emergency Response HQ’s in the World Trade Center was the biggest pre-9/11 bonehead move. Why would you put it in the biggest target in the city, a place that had already been bombed before? Why, because he wanted to be able to be high up in the sky and looking down over his domaine. I am sure the city paid big bucks in rent there too.

      • Joe D, thanks for the contribution. I don’t know too much about his pre-9/11 reputation. Was he consider a good, bad, OK mayor before the limelight? Keith

  1. As a New Yorker at heart, I well remember being so proud of Rudy in the aftermath of 9/11. I would have voted for him for president at that point. His fall … has been from a cliff into the darkest valley. Where did Rudy go? Where has his conscience gone? He should be disbarred for his role in the destruction of this nation that he has encouraged and helped bring about. I’ve never seen a person do a 180° like Rudy has. Sad.

  2. Note to Readers: Here is a quote from Liz Cheney, the #3 House Republican, who will be voting to impeach:

    “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” Cheney said.

  3. Note to Readers: Rudy is finding out that one of his client’s troubles is remembering to pay attorneys. This was a surprise when first read about it a few years ago, but while Trump likes to sue, he is not the best at paying attorney fees. The Washington Post defines this and other troubles for Rudy.


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