Giuliani called for a “trial by combat” during his rally speech, followed shortly by a siege on the United States Capitol, during which five people died.
“If we’re wrong, we will be made fools of. But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail,” he said to thousands of fans right before they attacked the Capitol. “So, let’s have trial by combat!
Giuliani is now saying those comments disqualify him from being on Trump’s impeachment team. ABC News’ Jonathan Karl took to Twitter to share the lawyer’s statement.
Rudy Giuliani now says he won’t on the Trump impeachment defense team. “Because I gave an earlier speech [at the January 6 Trump rally], I am a witness and therefore unable to participate in court or Senate chamber,” he tells me.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) January 18, 2021