Former New York mayor and Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is firing back at claims that he was drunk on election night 2020, claiming on Twitter that he had refused all alcohol and chose instead his favorite soda: “diet Pepsi.”
“I am disgusted and outraged at the out right lie by Jason Miller and Bill Steppien. I was upset that they were not prepared for the massive cheating (as well as other lawyers around the President) I REFUSED all alcohol that evening. My favorite drink..Diet Pepsi,” the former mayor wrote Tuesday morning.
Giuliani was responding to GOP Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) after she said during the January 6 hearing that he was drunk on election night in 2020 as he pushed for Donald Trump to declare victory as votes were still being counted.
Cheney said during the hearing that Trump “rejected the advice of his campaign experts on election night and instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani, to just claim he won, and demand the vote count be stopped.
While Giuliani claimed that he was drinking “diet Pepsi”, his “official media office” said the former mayor was “drinking diet coke all night.”
Naturally, Twitter users wasted no time responding, and mockery ensued.
Rep. Liz Cheney said former President Trump "followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani, to just claim he won, and insist that the vote counting stop — to falsely claim everything was fraudulent."
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 13, 2022
I am disgusted and outraged at the out right lie by Jason Miller and Bill Steppien. I was upset that they were not prepared for the massive cheating (as well as other lawyers around the President) I REFUSED all alcohol that evening. My favorite drink..Diet Pepsi
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) June 14, 2022
Mayor Giuliani did attend the election result gathering on Nov 3, 2020 along with many guests. Per one fellow guest… Mayor was drinking diet coke all night. Official statement below@FoxNews @HouseGOP @SenateGOP
— The Official Giuliani Media (@RudyCommon) June 13, 2022
Denial is a common symptom of alcohol use disorder, many people say
— Bbenn (@bbenn68) June 14, 2022
Diet Coke and ?????
— larry (@larry90278891) June 14, 2022
The people claiming you were drunk were under oath. Your pathetic tweet means nothing. Get yourself to AA.
— Robert Gallace (@RobertGallace) June 14, 2022
— Terri (@Lovemypupper) June 14, 2022
Ya Right. Bad Hair Dye, Farts Gas & Booze 🤣😅😂
— SB11 (@SB1122427741) June 14, 2022
Sure, Diet Coke with lots of rum.
— I support the LBGTQ+ community (@tfwn93) June 14, 2022
— Billy Jack Junior 🇺🇦☮️☯️ (@bjackjr79) June 14, 2022
Diet coke you say. pic.twitter.com/zBawRGIYOe
— sketchy_Jeff (@sketchy_jeff) June 14, 2022
Technically you are right: he was drinking diet coke ALL NIGHT. He likes a bit of diet coke with his rum.
— Quick Politic Quips (@mrhappy199) June 14, 2022
“The official Giuliani media” lolololol
— monsieur wät (@SirAwfulTweets) June 14, 2022
— Chris in KS 🇺🇦 (@MaddieElder12) June 14, 2022
— Mitch Strong (@lovehumanity333) June 14, 2022
— Vent & Shout 📣 (@blue_ventilator) June 14, 2022