Even though Donald Trump has allegedly been warned by some Senate Republicans to not nominate former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani for any position which would require confirmation, it would appear that Giuliani is still one of the top contenders to be the next Secretary of State.
Earlier today on Morning Joe, it was noted that it’s ironic Giuliani, who fiercely criticized Hillary Clinton for her paid speeches to Wall Street bankers, is now facing scrutiny for his own paid speeches. Co-host Joe Scarborough speculated that a confirmation hearing involving Giuliani would be a “bloodbath,” and then added:
“Is Donald Trump going to call Rudy Giuliani ‘Crooked Rudy’ now?”
The New York Times reports that in 2006 alone, Giuliani earned $16 million from paid speeches and consulting work. Giuliani delivered 108 speeches in 2006, including speeches he gave to an Iranian-opposition group known as the MEK that was considered a terrorist group at the time.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said she had a better name for Giuliani:
“I think you oughta call him ‘Rudy Out Front,’ because he’s always out in front of the President-elect, he’s always out in front embarrassing him, always out in front talking about everything he’s been offered.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Scarborough then said that off-camera people say the former mayor has “lost a few steps” mentally.
If you saw Giuliani speak at the Republican Convention or watched one of his five million appearances on cable news during the campaign, you know the guy is not exactly playing with a full deck of cards. We want this idiot representing us to our allies? He’s not even competent enough to be in charge of handing out napkins at a reception.
Also, just the fact that Rudy enriched himself and then tried to blame Hillary Clinton for the same thing is the height of hypocrisy. If Trump wants to give Giuliani a job in the new administration, I say he appoint him to dust the furniture in the Lincoln Bedroom. Maybe he can manage that without breaking too many things.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org