Stephen Colbert celebrates Rudy Giuliani’s suspension

Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Rudy Giuliani (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) /

The steady stream of bad news for Rudy Giuliani took another turn this week. The state of New York suspended his law license, furthering the former New York City mayor’s fall from grace. And where there is bad news for Rudy, there is usually a Stephen Colbert monologue waiting on the other side.

In a ruling released June 24, it was decided that Giuliani made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about the 2020 election while acting as former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. A New York appellate court decided that Giuliani was a threat to the public interest and suspended his law license.

Giuliani’s alignment with Donald Trump made him a frequent, and easy, target for late night TV hosts. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and others covered Giuliani’s appearance, interviews, and social media gaffes almost nightly.

Thursday night was no different as Colbert jumped on the story of Giuliani’s suspension. The Late Show audience may have been the only ones more amused than Colbert at Giuliani’s latest humiliation.

Stephen Colbert recaps just how far Rudy Giuliani has fallen

The news of Giuliani’s suspension earned thunderous applause from Stephen Colbert’s audience. Even Colbert seemed genuinely surprised by the strong reaction. But the Late Show host certainly understood why.

Colbert used the suspension story to recap just how far Rudy Giuliani has fallen, especially in the eyes of New Yorkers. The late night host joked that it’s unfortunate Giuliani can’t practice law in New York, considering how much law practice he needs.

Even if Rudy Giuliani takes a hiatus from media appearances in the wake of this news, Colbert won’t be without material. Giuliani’s son Andrew, a current New York gubernatorial candidate, demostrated that he can follow in his father’s footsteps in more ways than one.

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