Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has now been suspended from practicing law in the state of New York -- and many Americans reacted to the news with unabashed glee.
Specifically, the Attorney Grievance Committee for New York State Supreme Court's First Judicial Department concluded 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," which clearly violates the New York Bar's code of conduct for attorneys.
The suspension was notable for containing multiple examples of Giuliani willfully lying before courts, and his only defense when pressed on those lies was that he sincerely believed them at the time he said them.
Giuliani's suspension provoked brutal mockery on Twitter -- check out some reactions below.
He deserves endless humiliation but this is a good start https://t.co/Nl3eSFdYyN— Jay Jaffe (@Jay Jaffe) 1624549015.0
The arc of history is long but it bends toward disbarment. https://t.co/33Pe0w63q5— Benjamin Wittes (@Benjamin Wittes) 1624548465.0
This entire opinion should be required reading in ethics classes for new attorneys. Rudy gets taken out behind the… https://t.co/b7OADRyCDY— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1624549176.0
Thank you for your service, Borat's daughter https://t.co/rIj2Ai8uIx— Chris Evangelista (@Chris Evangelista) 1624548579.0
whole legacy lopped off like lorena bobbitt did it. #FuckAroundAndFindOut https://t.co/BpyQlQsNRc— pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another (@pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another) 1624549155.0
News conference scheduled for later today at the Hilton Haberdashery and Massage Parlor. https://t.co/T0ZCITnq7T— Margaret #SaveTheOA 🏳️🌈 (@Margaret #SaveTheOA 🏳️🌈) 1624549109.0
It’s hard to imagine anyone having a more embarrassing year than Rudy. - Face melted at a presser - Ended up at a… https://t.co/Xxh6BAx7YH— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1624549481.0
June 24, 1986: Trump lawyer Roy Cohn disbarred June 24, 2021: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani disbarred https://t.co/H6KdkbDAQ3— Max Abelson (@Max Abelson) 1624549156.0
HAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! Roy Cohn sends his salutations from the fires of hell. https://t.co/llOz08JN6c— Lincoln's Bible (@Lincoln's Bible) 1624549610.0
Does Four Seasons Total Fraud Guarantee have an outplacement program? https://t.co/CTUsddYor8— Robert Young Pelton (@Robert Young Pelton) 1624548791.0