Rudy Giuliani falls even further down the rabbit hole


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Rudy Giuliani likes to talk as if he’s going places. A couple of weeks ago, Giuliani said he “would be open to” becoming the next Secretary of State if Donald Trump were to win the next presidential election. “I really believe I could straighten… out the State Department,” he announced on Steve Bannon’s podcast.

For Giuliani to be making such ambitious proclamations is laughable. For starters, recent reports about Giuliani’s collapsing finances imply that Giuliani first needs to focus on getting his own house in order. Recent court appearances have revealed that Giuliani is a deadbeat and unfit to hold any position of responsibility.

As the defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by Georgia poll worker Ruby Freeman, Giuliani formally complained in a new court declaration, that “I do not have the funds to pay this amount at this time.” He was referring to the cost of accessing and searching documents including records the FBI seized two years ago when they searched his apartment and offices. Giuliani would need to pay over $320,000 “to become current on my arrearage,” according to reporting from Talking Points Memo.

In another recent development, Momentum, a Georgia-based telecom provider, sued Giuliani Partners LLC for an unpaid phone services bill totaling over $30,000. This is the second lawsuit filed in 2023 against Giuliani and his company. In January, Noelle Dunphy sued claiming sexual harassment while working as an employee from 2019 until her firing in 2021. According to the complaint, Giuliani “frequently made racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ, and misogynistic remarks, often during confused and hostile alcohol-laced tirades” and “sexually harassed… and demanded sexual favors” of Dunphy.

Giuliani is among the last people you would want to succeed Antony Blinken as U.S. Secretary of State, a serious Cabinet position that ranks fourth in the presidential line of succession. Giuliani, who was once heralded as “America’s Mayor,” should stop fantasizing about a future he destroyed for himself and start focusing on cleaning up his act.

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