Well, it may have taken a lot longer than any of us would have preferred, but the inevitable at last has come: Rudy Giuliani, the utterly bonkers attorney to former Republican President Donald Trump, has had his law license suspended by an appellate court in the state of New York.
Turns out the powers that be don't let you be a lawyer anymore when you're the sort of gent who, as the appellate court put it, "immediately threatens the public interest" by constantly spouting "false and misleading statements" while trying to help former Republican President Donald Trump undo an election!
And, of course, the internet is ROASTING him for it.
The suspension alone would be embarrassing enough for anyone. But for Giuliani, this debacle has layers.
For one, Giuliani of course used to be the much celebrated mayor of New York City, heralded as a hero for his handling of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Today, in the city he once led, a judge stripped him of his law license. Ouch.
But it gets so much worse! Before he was mayor, Giuliani was the top Justice Department official for the Southern District of New York and before that he was the District's lead prosecutor. This is a guy with a pedigree in the state and city of New York that at one time superseded the very court who just yanked his license!
This is the reward Giuliani receives for tirelessly going on television and telling bold-faced lies about Donald Trump actually winning the 2020 election over and over and over again. You hate (but also love?) to see it.
As the court stated in its filing:
"...[W]e conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence that [Giuliani] communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump's failed effort at reelection in 2020."
Lying in court is, of course, an actual crime. Hope it was worth it, Rudy!
On Twitter, the collective cackling at Giuliani's expense was so loud it could be heard in distant galaxies.
In case you haven't had enough schadenfreude yet, today is also the day Giuliani was due in court as the defendant in a multi-billion-dollar defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems for his repeated claims that Dominion helped Democratic President Joe Biden cheat in the 2020 election.
Good luck with that, Rudy!