Former New York City mayor turned Donald Trump attorney was in Lansing on Tuesday to appear before the Michigan House Oversight Committee, where he spewed a bunch of hot garbage in a desperate (but lucrative) effort to overturn the results of the election. The embarrassing spectacle became even more shameful for Giuliani—who, incredibly, once had a plausible claim to the title “America’s Mayor”—when he farted loudly enough for the microphones in the room to pick up.
Do we know for sure that ’twas Rudy who dealt it? Let’s look at the video. As first pointed out by Gizmodo, the cartoonish flatulence was first heard around four hours and eleven minutes into the hearing. In a heated argument with Michigan Rep. Darrin Camilleri, who wasn’t buying what Rudy was selling, you can clearly hear the fart and see Jenna Ellis, Giuliani’s co-council, shoot him the same look you’d get from your wife if you audibly farted during your daughter’s ballet recital. It’s strong, hard evidence that Giuliani did, indeed, do the crime.
Rudy Giuliani lets a hot fart rip while spewing lies in insane Michigan testimony. pic.twitter.com/jo0pM2w0p8
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 3, 2020
Then, incredibly, one minute and 12 seconds later, he does it again.
Now, you might feel bad for laughing at a 76-year-old man who, like many 76-year-old men weathering the vicissitudes of age, is having difficulty not letting ‘er rip in public places. But this is Giuliani, an awful person in the midst of doing awful things. So for the same reason it was OK to laugh when his hair chemicals ran down his face like it was a melting ice cream cone, it’s definitely OK to laugh at Rudy for farting in public. It’s honestly the least embarrassing thing he’s done recently.
Update: The writers of SNL couldn’t resist tackling the scene, and the cold open Kate McKinnon as a farting Giuliani quick to blame everyone but himself.