Rudy Giuliani misspelled the names of two Supreme Court justices and a senator when defending Brett Kavanaugh in a tweet.

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Rudy Giuliani can’t spell the names of any of the women on the Supreme Court

He corrected his voting claim, but failed to correct the misspelled names.


Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

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.

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.

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.

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.


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