- Rudy Giuliani continued to make false claims about the 2020 election to the January 6 panel.
- Giuliani baselessly said a “big truck” of ballots for Biden was ferried in “garbage cans.”
- He also baselessly claimed he would “prove every single thing” if provided with “paper ballots.”
Trump-allied lawyer Rudy Giuliani continued to make bizarre false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election during his testimony to the January 6 panel, claiming he had evidence of a “big truck” of fraudulently-cast Biden votes.
Giuliani’s testimony to the House panel investigating the Capitol riot was aired on Monday, during the second of the committee’s six public hearings on January 6. The former New York mayor doubled down on outlandish and unproven election fraud claims.
“They saw a big truck bringing in 100,000 ballots in garbage cans, in wastepaper baskets, in cardboard boxes, and in shopping baskets,” Giuliani claimed without substantiation.
He claimed, too, that of these ballots, “every single one of them was for Biden,” accusing voting technology company Smartmatic of leaking information that then-presidential candidate Joe Biden was behind in the polls and that “they better come up with a lot more ballots.”
Giuliani then once again claimed he would be able to prove former President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen from him.
“And we can prove every single thing I just said. If you gave me the paper ballots, I could probably turn around each one of these states,” Giuliani said. “I’m absolutely convinced if you — if you let me examine each one of those ballots, I’d pull out enough that were fraudulent that it would shake the hell out of the country.”
Giuliani was known for championing Trump’s groundless claims of voter fraud, particularly during a November 2020 press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping and another media event that same month, where he touted false claims about voter fraud. Testimonies from the January 6 panel’s hearing on Monday also revealed that Giuliani was the person who pushed Trump to declare victory on election night in 2020, even when it was unclear if the former president was up in votes.
Separately, Trump campaign chief Bill Stepien also remarked during a pre-recorded clip aired at Monday’s hearing that the Trump camp was divided into “Team Normal” and “Team Giuliani.” Stepien said he later quit the Trump campaign because he had concerns about the lack of honesty and professionalism.
Giuliani is the subject of a staggering $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against him, fellow Trump ally Sidney Powell, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell by voting technology company Dominion Voting Systems. Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York and was also hit with an ethics charge by the DC bar over his baseless election claims in June 2021.
Even so, Giuliani continued to claim without basis in December 2021 that he has “900 death certificates” on hand to prove that thousands of dead people voted in the 2020 election.