在十二月 3, 2020, state Sens. Jen Jordan and Elena Parent — both of whom confirmed to CNN they had testified before the grand jury — were at the Georgia Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing about election integrity in which Giuliani, then a Trump lawyer, spread conspiracy theories about what he referred to as widespread irregularities and fraud in the state.
“The focus seemed to be, 明显, this Senate subcommittee meeting where Giuliani was present and effectively did his dog and pony show without anyone pushing back,” 约旦, 民主党人, told CNN in an interview about her grand jury testimony.
约旦, who is also a lawyer and is running for state attorney general, told CNN she had been questioned for almost two hours. Portions of her grand jury testimony focused on Giuliani’s unusual appearance at the hearing, where he played heavily edited video of Fulton County election workers and urged lawmakers to ignore the statewide results and appoint a slate of pro-Trump electors.
While video of Giuliani’s appearances before lawmakers was made public at the time, investigators were interested in the unusual fashion in which the hearings had come together, 立法者’ impressions of the information that was being shared and the suggestion that lawmakers pursue an alternate slate of electors.
Jordan said it seemed clear to her that Trump’s legal team and Republican lawmakers had conspired “to present a false narrative that went beyond just trying to affect public opinion.”
“It was intended to give legitimacy or provide a foundation for there to be legislative action to, 你懂, basically throw aside the slate of electors,” Jordan added.
Numerous state and federal officials have debunked Giuliani’s claims of fraud in a state that Joe Biden won by nearly
12,000 票数. Byung
, the former top federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia
, was among those who testified before the US House select committee investigating 一月 6, 2021, 起义 that Giuliani’s claims of election fraud in Fulton County had been investigated by federal authorities and found to be untrue
在十二月 30, 2020, Giuliani and other Trump operatives once again returned to the Georgia Capitol, for a second time falsely telling state lawmakers that there were widespread election irregularities.
“有 10 ways to demonstrate that this election was stolen, that the votes were phony, that there were a lot of them, dead people, felons, phony ballots,” Giuliani said at the time.
“It’s very surreal to go back and put together all these moving pieces that led up to the attempt to overturn the results of the election and led up to the aftermath of January 6,
” 乔治亚州代表. Bee Nguyen, who also testified before the grand jury
, told CNN as she left the Atlanta courthouse
. “It’s very surreal that the Georgia legislature was part of this
, and that these hearings took place in our legislative body.
, 民主党人, is set to challenge Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in November in the race for the state’s top election job
. She said she had testified for about two hours Thursday and the questions focused on what she had witnessed in the room at the Georgia legislature on December
While Giuliani’s testimony seemed absurd at the time, 约旦说, she now believes they narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis.
“I was kind of like, this can’t be serious, because everything they’re saying is so ridiculous,” 约旦说. “现在, 回想起来, we really did dodge a bullet in terms of our democracy, because these folks were not playing.”