Rudy Giuliani Declares 2020 Election Should Be Decided With “Trial By Combat”
Speaking before thousands of Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, once again spouted baseless claims about massive voter fraud and dropped a bizarre comment about having “trial by combat.”
From The Daily Mail:
Giuliani said, 'If we're wrong we will be made fools of, but if we're right a lot of them will go to jail. Let's have trial by combat,' he said, without explaining exactly what he meant by combat.
'I'm willing to stake my reputation, the president is willing to stake his reputation on the fact that we're going to find criminality there,' said the former New York mayor. Trump and his allies have suffered dozens of losses in state and federal courts with suits charging election fraud.
Also during the rally, which took place ahead of Congress’ certification of the Electoral College votes, Trump said once again in his speech that the election was “rigged” and “we will never concede.”
Trump also went after Vice President Mike Pence, according to the report. “Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us, and if he doesn't that will be a sad day for our country because you're sworn to uphold our Constitution,” Trump told the crowd.
Trump demanded Pence ignore the constitution and instead 'return' swing states' slates of electors for Joe Biden to Republican-controlled legislatures who would then submit their own Trump electors.
Pence has no such power to do so - and told Trump that over lunch on Tuesday, the New York Times reported - but Trump doubled down on his demands as thousands of his supporters, some in camouflage, gathered close to the White House.