Andrew Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani’s son, announced his candidacy for governor of New York in 2022 on Tuesday.
‘I was born a politician.’ ‘It’s in my DNA,’ the 35-year-old said.
‘Cuomo vs. Giuliani. Oh, my goodness. Joe Frazier takes on Muhammad Ali. We can sell tickets at Madison Square Garden,’ Giuliani continued, referring to the prizefight for the heavyweight title in 1971.
Rudy Giuliani, Rudy’s father, served as mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. In 2018, he joined former President Donald Trump’s personal legal team and assisted in the defense of voter fraud allegations in the 2020 presidential election.
After the FBI raided his father’s New York City apartment to seize laptops and cellphones related to an investigation against him, the junior Giuliani became outspoken last month.
He believes the gubernatorial race will be another ‘Fight of the Century,’ and that he can defeat veteran GOP opponent Representative Lee Zeldin and incumbent Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is serving his third term.
‘I am confident that in 2022, we will be able to defeat Andrew Cuomo.’ ‘I will be New York’s 57th governor,’ he announced.
Cuomo is presently embroiled in a slew of scandals, the majority of which revolve around his interactions with young women both inside and outside of the office, as well as his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation’s most populous city.
Cuomo issued a contentious order in March 2020 mandating nursing homes in New York to accept recovering COVID patients released from hospitals. This policy, according to Giuliani, is “the worst” in state history.
The move is now being investigated because there seems to be proof that it would result in much higher rates of infection and death in care facilities for the elderly – who are among the people most at risk of dying from coronavirus infection.