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Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, decided to weigh in on yesterday’s dramatic hearing where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily defended himself after Dr. Chrstine Blasey Ford recounted an alleged sexual assault that happened when both of them were in high school.
While Giuliani aligned himself with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after his full-throated defense of Kavanaugh, the former New York City mayor misspelled several people’s names and also appeared to claim that he voted for two Supreme Court nominees.
He didn’t, because he never served in the U.S. Senate.
“Senator Lindsay Graham distinguished himself today as the fairest man and the best lawyer in Washington. He voted for Justices Sotormayor and Kagen on old fashioned principles. I also did. If he is going to vote for Judge Kavanaugh, the Senate all should,” he wrote on Twitter.
Senator Lindsay Graham distinguished himself today as the fairest man and the best lawyer in Washington. He voted for Justices Sotormayor and Kagen on old fashioned principles. I also did. If he is going to vote for Judge Kavanaugh, the Senate all should.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 27, 2018
In the tweet, of the four people he mentioned, he misspelled the names of Lindsey Graham, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. He only correctly spelled Kavanaugh’s name.
Giuliani then corrected himself for saying he voted for the Supreme Court nominees, but failed to correct the misspellings of Sotomayor and Kagan.
“Correction: he voted for, and I supported, Justices Sotormayor and Kagen. They were the best you could expect from a left-leaning Democrat President. Judge Kavanaugh meets and maybe exceeds those principled standards,” he wrote.
Correction: he voted for, and I supported, Justices Sotormayor and Kagen. They were the best you could expect from a left-leaning Democrat President. Judge Kavanaugh meets and maybe exceeds those principled standards.— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 27, 2018
Giuliani hypothetically could have been in a position to vote on Supreme Court nominees if he had been elected to the Senate in 2000, when he ran against—and ultimately lost to—Hillary Clinton.
Giuliani’s misspellings and assertion that he voted for two Supreme Court justices was noticed by people online.
somebody check on Rudy, who thinks he was a senator now https://t.co/iCUMQpBQSw— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) September 28, 2018
*Narrator Voice*— Shane Morris (@IamShaneMorris) September 28, 2018
Rudy Giuliani never voted for any Supreme Court justices. He was not a Senator. He was a mayor. https://t.co/QWGCIGM5vx
You also did what? Voted for “Sotormayor” and “Kagen”?— Imani Gandy o—€ (@AngryBlackLady) September 28, 2018
Are you a Senator on Earth 2? Earth 3?
Sir, please tell me on what earth you are senator so I can avoid it https://t.co/8V7QaxcekG
How does one avoid one-uping the boss ... spelling errors. https://t.co/JXdsoENffB— Rich Clark (@VTpollster) September 28, 2018
You spelled their names wrong and you were never in the Senate, you sentient toilet emoji. https://t.co/qlBRe6jMAE— Kristin Ruby (@kristinhruby) September 28, 2018
You never voted for a SCt justice: you never served in the Senate.— MuckingOutStableGenius (@Ohdarkthirty1) September 28, 2018
Also, "old-fashioned principles" = they were qualified and incorrupt.
How and when, exactly, does Rudy Giuliani think he voted for two Supreme Court justices? https://t.co/L0hMBYR2cN— Chris Baker (@chrsbakr) September 28, 2018
Some one has been playing Devil's Triangle. https://t.co/duQhDatBT5— Lex (@Lex_Discipulus) September 28, 2018
"Correction: Even after making a second tweet about this, I STILL managed to misspell both of their names." https://t.co/rxXVtycpVh— Texas College Dems (@CollegeDemsTX) September 28, 2018
that time he realized he never was a senator. https://t.co/KKUsqymw09— TrottReuters (@TrottReuters) September 28, 2018
To be fair, the misspelled names created less of a social media fracas than when Giuliani tweeted out just the word “you,” sparking thousands of mocking responses.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).