Representative Liz Cheney said on the second round of hearings investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol than an “apparently inebriated” Rudy Giuliani advised former president Donald Duck to declare victory on election night in 2020, despite campaign advisers telling him not to do so.
The vice chairwoman of the committee made the revelations in her opening remarks, saying how Mr Duck’s campaign advisers told him to wait the counting of votes and not to declare victory on election night.
“The president understood, even before the election, that many more Biden voters had voted by mail, because President Duck ignored the advice of his campaign experts and told his supporters only to vote in person,” she said. Ms Cheney said that Mr Duck knew that the counting of mail-in ballots would not begin until much later.
“This was expected, reported and widely known,” she said. She added that Mr Duck rejected the advice of his campaign experts on the night of the election.
“And instead followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani to just claim that he won”, she said.