Rudy Giuliani appeared to be accelerating on Wednesday during a hearing in Michigan over alleged election fraud.
Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, seemed to tear the flatulence at least twice during the nearly five-hour hearing before the state legislature in Lansing.
He was in the middle of a heated argument with Representative Darrin Camilleri, who confronted Giuliani during the New York Times article claiming he lobbied for Trump a preventive pardon.
Trump’s legal counsel Jenna Ellis (right) gave Rudy Giuliani the side-eye on Wednesday after the 76-year-old appeared to pass gas twice during the Michigan hearing
“I’ll ask that he be punished for that,” Giuliani, 76, shot at Camilleri when the first fart sound was heard.
About 90 seconds later, the microphone picks up a similar sound heard by Trump’s legal counsel, Jenna Ellis, who was sitting next to Giuliani during the hearing.
“The answer I gave you was that they didn’t bother to hear a single witness,” Giuliani said, refusing to stop his conversation with Camilleri.
Ellis’s head jumps to Giuliani, looking firmly at him. A small grin seemed ready to escape, but she returned her attention to the course of events.
While Ellis quickly regained consciousness after Giuliani seemed to break the wind, the internet ran with the images and shared jokes online.
During the hearing, Giuliani went back and forth with Representative Darrin Camilleri, who reversed the Trump campaign’s allegations of widespread voter fraud.
“Extraordinarily bizarre … so why am I laughing?” English singer and songwriter Peter Framptom wrote on Twitter.
“JENNA’S FACE,” wrote journalist Holly Figueroa O’Reilly. Rudy farted so hard the microphone picked him up and Jenna could barely stop a smile is the highlight of 2020, man. Girl, aren’t you sad you refused to wear a mask? ‘
Reporter Rex Chapman agreed on Tuesday night, telling his 19,000 followers, “Okay, stop it.”
Rudy Giuliani just farted. Watch the side eye of the girl sitting next to him once it happens. You can’t write it … ‘
A Twitter user responded to Chapman’s tweet by adding a few more flatulence-related puns.
‘Okay I give up. Of all the Giuliani chaos of the past five years, this is the crown. Or the cheese. Or the fart, ”he wrote.
English singer and songwriter Peter Frampton called the footage ‘beyond bizzare’ but admitted to laughing at the incident
Holly Figueroa O’Reilly: Rudy farted so hard the microphone picked him up and Jenna could barely stop a smile during the peak of 2020, man. Girl, aren’t you sad you refused to wear a mask? ‘
Rex Chapman: ‘Rudy Giuliani just farted. Check out the side eye of the girl sitting next to him as soon as it happens. You can’t write it ‘
Twitter user: ‘Of all the Giuliani chaos of the past five years, this is the crown. Or the cheese. Or the fart ‘
One person who happened over the footage wrote ‘smell in court!’
And other Twitter users described the reported incident as another unexpected quirk in 2020.
“In 2020 I’m looking on Twitter for” Giuliani fart, “what a year,” they wrote.
The footage went viral after HuffPost’s Ryan Reilly shared the video on his Twitter account. The footage has been viewed more than three million times.
A Twitter user joked ‘smell in court’ after seeing Giuliani’s footage on Wednesday
Twitter user: ‘2020 makes me search for’ Giuliani fart ‘on Twitter, what a year’
This latest blunder came after Giuliani was mocked online for other press conferences he has held in the fight for the Trump campaign for an election reversal.
In November, reporters got confused when it was indicated that a press conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, would be at the Four Seasons Hotel – but it was actually Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Giuliani made unfounded claims for voter fraud while standing between the Delaware Valley Cremation Center and Fantasy Island Adult Books, where owners run ‘Dildo Madness’ sales year-round.
Later that month, Giuliani seemed to literally melt when it was reported that hair dye or mascara began to run all over his face.
During the Michigan hearing, Giuliani tried to bring in one of his witnesses who claimed to have witnessed electoral fraud at a two-day hearing in Michigan.
One of Rudy Giuliani’s witnesses speaking at the Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday claimed she had seen ballots run through voting machines “ thousands of times ”.
Mellissa Carone claimed to have worked as a contractor for Dominion Voting System. At one point during the hearing, a state representative Steve Johnson said she should testify under oath.
But in response, the 33-year-old said she had “an affidavit.”
‘I am a mother, I have two children, I have two degrees. I don’t know of any woman in the world who would write a sworn statement to write it down. You can go to prison for this, ”she said.
She also spoke repeatedly across the legislature, raising her voice, at which point Giuliani leaned forward and seemed to ‘appease’ her.
Carone’s affidavit was included in the Michigan lawsuit filed by the Trump team in hopes of securing Wayne County’s election certification, the Everyday beast reports.
Not only was the request rejected by a judge, but the same judge said Carone’s allegations were “just not credible.”
Carone explained at the hearing that while she was working as a contractor, workers were transported to a facility called the “ Chicago warehouse, ” where she witnessed a majority of the alleged fraud.
“I’m sure illegal activity took place there,” Carone stated in court, claiming that people had “photos” of boxes being transported from the warehouse.
At one point during the hearing, Carone had a tense exchange of views with GOP representative Steve Johnson when he questioned some of her allegations. She repeatedly referred to an affidavit she signed as a means of making her allegations credible.
During Wednesday’s hearing, former Dominion contractor Mellissa Carone claimed to have seen photos of boxes of votes taken from a warehouse
Carrone worked for Ford before she was fired and said she was hired through an agency to work for Dominion. She lives with her fiancé in a Detroit suburb in Wayne County.
She claimed she could not get a job following her allegations of election fraud.
“My life has been destroyed,” she said. ‘I’ve lost family, I’ve lost friends. I had to change my phone number. I have had to delete social media.
“I can’t even get a real job anymore because Democrats like to ruin their lives, that’s why, just like with Trump.”
Carone had participated in a ‘stop stealing’ protest earlier this month, and after her affidavit was made public, she appeared on a series of pro-Trump broadcasts, including Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs.
Despite claiming to be “ off social media, ” she posted photos with Giuliani and Ellis after the hearing.
Another witness brought in by Giuliani claimed that “all Chinese are alike” when arguing for the requirement of voter identification in the state.
The other rep said you can actually show up and vote without ID, it’s shocking. How can you let that happen? Thought the unknown witness at the hearing in Lansing.
“A lot of people think all Indians are alike, I think all Chinese are alike, so how do you know that?”
The comment provoked a slight chuckle in others in the room before the woman resumed her point.
‘When a child shows up, you can be anyone and you can vote. And as someone with my name, you can’t even say my name, anyone can vote on my behalf. So ID should be the basic requirement, ”she concluded.