Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tried one last time to stall the certification process of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory by calling the newly elected senator from Alabama Tommy Tuberville to beg him to “just slow it down”. Problem was, he called the wrong senator.
According to Dispatch, Giuliani called Sen. Tuberville around 7 p.m. saying that he wanted to discuss how “they’re trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you.”
He continued: “And I know they’re reconvening at 8 tonight, but it … the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow—ideally until the end of tomorrow. I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it’s one thing to oppose us, it’s another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it.”
Giuliani then explained to Tuberville that Donald Trump and his team wants to object to the certification of results from 10 states. And since they want the process to be dragged into the Thursday, Sen. Tuberville was to object to the certification of results from every state.
“If you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today,” Giuliani told Tuberville in the voicemail.
But Giuliani left that message to an unnamed senator instead who shared the audio with Dispatch.
The certification process was interrupted when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Biden’s win was ultimately certified after the Capitol was secured.