- Rudy Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York over statements he made about the election on Thursday.
- His son Andrew Giuliani took to a parking lot to release a statement in defense of his father.
- The video was reminiscent of another Giuliani parking lot moment: Rudy’s appearance at Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
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Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, had some things to say about his father’s recent troubles — and a vaguely familiar place from which to say them.
Rudy, who at one time was a top Manhattan prosecutor, was suspended from practicing law in New York state on Thursday over statements he made about the election.
In a video statement shared on Twitter, Andrew responded to the news from a nondescript parking lot adjacent to lush greenery, strategically framed between two SUVs. The frame only just captured his head shoulders, letting the setting shine.
“A few minutes ago, my father’s law license was suspended,” Andrew said before listing off the names of the judges who ruled in Rudy’s case and accusing them of bias. “This is just unbelievable to see just how politicised all of this has become.”
—Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) June 24, 2021
The court said Rudy’s license was suspended because there was “uncontroverted evidence” that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large” as he fought tooth and nail to overturn the 2020 election for former president Donald Trump.
“Any American that believes in an independent justice system, this is going after one of President Trump’s closest allies, that’s exactly what this is,” Andrew continued. “Any american that doesn’t believe that, they are just biased.”
“I stand by my father. He did everything, ultimately, by the book,” he said.
The statement was reminiscent of an infamous press conference given by Rudy from another remarkable parking lot.
On November 7, days after election day, Rudy spoke to reporters from the parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a small landscaping firm on the outskirts of Philadelphia, situated between a crematorium and a sex shop. Rudy was informed during the event that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden.
The strange location choice led some to speculate the Trump campaign had booked the locale by accident, meaning to book the Four Seasons luxury hotel. People online were quick to make jokes about the press conference, another similarity shared with Andrew’s latest statement.
One Twitter user added an overlay to Andrew’s video to make it appear as though he was standing at a Taco Bell drive-thru window as he spoke, captioning the meme with: “Sir, this is a Taco Bell.”
—𝙎POOKY 𝙁O𝙍𝘾𝙀 𝙁𝙍𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙄𝙎 ™🇺🇸 (@FrancisWegner) June 25, 2021
Andrew announced last month he is running for governor of New York.
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