President Donald Trump’s legal team again lobbied the GOP-controlled Georgia House of Representatives to take further action in light of allegations of election fraud.
“Don’t you feel any responsibility to the enforcement of the law?” Giuliani asked during the Dec. 10 virtual hearing. In what appeared to be a shot at Republicans in the legislature, Giuliani suggested they are afraid of the “American media,” “Big Tech,” and the “big left.”
“Some of us don’t seem to have the courage to react” to the alleged fraud, the former New York City mayor said. “We have to fight for this.”
Giuliani made reference to a video sourced from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta that his team showed the legislature last week. In the video, containers were seen being wheeled from beneath a table after have been ostensibly kept there for hours. It came after poll observers and election workers went home for the night.
Georgia elections officials have said the video shows no evidence of fraudulent activity and said the process is normal. However, Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer said poll observers were told that counting was done for the night and noted that state officials haven’t answered key questions about those ballot boxes.
Giuliani, 76, was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 9 after receiving treatment for the virus. During the Dec. 10 hearing, he didn’t appear to show any signs of illness.
Giuliani told news outlets on Dec. 8 that he didn’t want to go to the hospital but that Trump convinced him to, telling him: “Don’t be stupid. We can get it over within three days, if we send you to the hospital.”
Over the past several weeks, Giuliani and fellow Trump attorney Jenna Ellis have pushed the legislatures in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to reclaim their constitutional authority by calling up their own electors to the Electoral College, which meets on Dec. 14. Ellis also recently tested positive for the virus, Giuliani confirmed.
On Dec. 10, Trump appeared to endorse a letter from more than two dozen Republican House members calling for him to direct Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate the election.
“Following widespread support from my House Republican colleagues, I am again requesting that you direct Attorney General Barr to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate irregularities in the 2020 election,” their letter began.
“The American people deserve a definitive resolution to the uncertainty hovering over the outcome of our election, but legitimate questions of voter fraud remain unanswered,” it continued.