Video of a witness who appeared before the Michigan House Oversight Committee with Rudy Giuliani is going viral for her bizarre testimony about alleged voter fraud.
Continuing his efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney, spent hours questioning witnesses who accompanied him to hearings before state lawmakers Tuesday and Wednesday.
None of the testimony produced evidence of widespread fraud, the Detroit Press reported. But it did produce some comic relief.
Witness Melissa Carone was a contract worker for voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems at the TCF Center, where votes were tabulated. Carone claimed to have witnessed “complete fraud,” with thousands of ballots being counted numerous times.
At one point she raised her voice at GOP state Rep. Steve Johnson, who tried to clarify discrepancies in her story. Giuliani appeared to make an effort to subdue her.
Still not convinced this isn’t a SNL character. (A judge previously declared this Trump supporter /freelance contract IT worker’s testimony “simply not credible.”) pic.twitter.com/ptsN665A0T
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 1, 2020
Holy smokes the sequel is even better!
Rudy Giuliani tries to shush her to calm her down and the Republican even tries to reel her in!
She treats this Republican* like he’s a Chick-fil-A employee and the milkshake machine went down.
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 3, 2020
Carone has appeared across right-wing media in recent weeks, making bizarre and unsubstantiated claims to support the Trump campaign’s false “stolen election” narrative.
She and another witness, Jessy Jacob, filed affidavits in a lawsuit that was dismissed by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Kenny. Kenny said the lawsuit’s interpretation of what took place at the TCF Center was “incorrect and not credible.”
Excerpts from Carone’s testimony blew up on social media Wednesday, raking in millions of views.
Cecily Strong was trending because many viewers were convinced Carone was in fact Strong’s “SNL” character, “Girl you Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With.”
Check out the banter below.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 3, 2020
Convince me this isn’t Cecily Strong’s SNL character “Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With” pic.twitter.com/vWj4nzpwUJ
— Mari Manoogian (@MariManoogian) December 3, 2020
I can say with absolute certainty that if Rudy Giuliani is attempting to tell you to cool it you do in fact need to cool it. https://t.co/NRFSx0X04e
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) December 3, 2020
This is like pretty much the trumpiest thing I’ve ever seen
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) December 3, 2020
Here, sitting next to Rudy, is the Trump legal team’s star witness. https://t.co/o6D3DXvyWb
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) December 3, 2020
You'll never convince me this isn't in fact Cecily Strong. https://t.co/q7tRaHBkvN
— Jeremy PLEASE WEAR MASKS! Konyndyk (@JeremyKonyndyk) December 3, 2020
a drunk woman is trump team’s star witness in michigan pic.twitter.com/qGxEI3hp2G
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) December 3, 2020
anyone who’s watched SNL has seen a character just like this https://t.co/M4cm8DNsJZ
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) December 3, 2020
"Tom, don't you think you're kind of exaggerating about the rise of ignorant, narcissistic, juvenile behavior in America?"
Hold all the beers: https://t.co/fRJdpSIdCo
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 3, 2020
So there’s fraud because she had to use a shuttle?🤣🤣 https://t.co/9AzvVMbszm
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 1, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.