Is that Victoria Jackson? Rudy Giuliani shushes Trump legal team’s star witness and Internet goes wild
She alleged that she saw poll workers run ballots through voting machines 'thousands of times'
President Donald Trump’s legal team is bending over backward to keep him in the White House and returning to court for one hearing after another despite failed attempts at flipping electoral votes to Trump. Several witnesses have come forward to back the president and claim fraudulent election and adding to the list of names is Melissa Carone, who was seen being shushed by Rudy Giuliani in the recent hearing.
Reportedly, Giuliani and Trump campaign lawyer Jenna Ellis appeared for the Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing on December 2 after holding “unofficial hearings” in Arizona and Pennsylvania hotels. Present at the hearing along with them was Carone, who claimed that she worked as a contractor for Dominion Voting Systems. According to The Daily Beast, Carone “struggled to coherently explain her job duties during her first day of testimony”, yet she was brought back by the team on the second day of the hearing. However, she seemed confident while talking about the alleged massive ballot frauds.
She alleged that she saw poll workers run ballots through voting machines “thousands of times”. Carone also said that “30,000” votes counted multiple times wouldn’t reflect in the poll book. When GOP Representative Steve Johnson questioned her about the same saying “we’re not seeing the poll book off by 30,000 votes,” she fires back, “What’d you guys do, take it and do something crazy to it?”, to which Johnson replied, “I’m just saying the numbers are not off by 30,000 votes”. Carone who didn’t seem like she would settle with the response went on to say, “I’d say that poll book is off by over 100,000.”
The witness was irked during the hearing when a state representative said that she should be “under oath” during testimony. An agitated Carone said in response, "I have an affidavit!. I am a mother, I have two children, I have two degrees. I don’t know any woman in the world that would write an affidavit under oath just to write it. You can go to prison for this!” However, she referred to an old affidavit which was reportedly included in last month’s Michigan lawsuit.
She was to say a lot more, but Giuliani leans in at a point to calm her down, evidently “shushing” the star witness. The clip from the hearing showing Carone has garnered immense attention on social media as well, as people have noted that she resembles the ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member and comedian Victoria Jackson. Soon more and more memes and comments started flowing in as the unhinged witness from Trump’s legal team trended on the platform.
Senior justice reporter Ryan J Reilly tweeted, "Holy smokes the sequel is even better! Rudy Giuliani tries to shush her to calm her down and the Republican even tries to reel her in! She treats this Republican* like he’s a Chick-fil-A employee and the milkshake machine went down. *corrected". Another added, "On fire? More like a flame out, I'd say. He brought a drunk Victoria Jackson look-a-like as a witness." One tweeted, "She’s got a real Victoria Jackson vibe going. The hair, the voice, the loopiness."
Holy smokes the sequel is even better!— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 3, 2020
Rudy Giuliani tries to shush her to calm her down and the Republican even tries to reel her in!
She treats this Republican* like he’s a Chick-fil-A employee and the milkshake machine went down.
On fire? More like a flame out, I'd say.— everclay🇨🇦 🌊 (@everclay1) December 3, 2020
He brought a drunk Victoria Jackson look-a-like as a witness.
She’s got a real Victoria Jackson vibe going. The hair, the voice, the loopiness.— pixie chelan (@NannyWobbin) December 3, 2020