According to a report published by Raw Story on Sunday, December 24, 2023, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has offered a justification for his actions after being found liable for defaming two former Georgia election workers, Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman.
On his Sunday WABC radio program, Giuliani congratulated himself for a “brilliant legal move,” asserting that he took certain actions for the good of the country.
Giuliani’s defamation case stemmed from his involvement in promoting then-President Donald Trump’s claims of a rigged election after the 2020 presidential vote.
Giuliani asserted that he recommended taking the election claims to state legislatures instead of the courts, deeming it a “brilliant legal move.”
Recalling his efforts in various states, Giuliani stated, “I went to Georgia, indicted, I went to Michigan, I went to Pennsylvania, I went to Arizona, and I went there, and I testified, and I brought my witnesses.”
He explained that he told Trump, “If we lose, we’ll have a historical record, yet we’re going to prove this one day, Mr. President.”
Giuliani, who is facing a $146 million defamation judgment, continued by expressing that he did not regret his actions, despite the financial consequences.
“I did it for my country,” he declared.
He elaborated on the sentiment, asserting that he believed the nation was on the verge of electing a “30-year career criminal” as the President of the United States.
Defending his stance, Giuliani acknowledged the skepticism, stating, “You may elect to believe that or not. You may think I’m self-aggrandizing.”
He emphasized that he believed he had unique insights that his fellow countrymen did not possess, leading him to take the actions he deemed necessary.
Giuliani’s recent bankruptcy filing in response to the defamation judgment adds a layer of complexity to the situation.
Last week, he filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the $146 million verdict against him.
The former mayor’s justification raises questions about the ethics and motivations behind his actions.
While he claims to have acted in the best interest of the country, critics argue that spreading unfounded claims and defaming individuals erodes trust in the democratic process.
As Giuliani faces legal and financial repercussions, the aftermath of his defamation case continues to unfold.
The broader implications of his actions on public trust, the legal system, and political debate remain subjects of debate.
The episode serves as a stark reminder of the challenges posed by misinformation and the delicate balance between political advocacy and responsible debate in a democratic society.