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Melissa Carone, Trump's Possibly Drunk Star Witness in a Michigan Hearing, Is 2020 in Human Form

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 3, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | December 3, 2020 |


Yesterday, Rudy Giuliani appeared in a Michigan hearing before the state’s House Oversight Committee to address claims of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. Rudy brought along with him a number of witnesses, each of whom seemed to be more deluded than the last. The hearing was at times heated, and Giuliani frequently interjected with objections, as though he were in a court of law (he was not).

And then came Melissa Carone. Carone — a contractor for Dominion Voting Systems — has been giving interviews with conservative outlets for weeks, claiming among other things that ballots were being smuggled inside of food vans. Even some of the most loyal Trump commenters have been baffled by her claims, and she’d been deemed “not credible” by a Michigan judge a few days ago.

And yet, there she was yesterday, giving unhinged testimony to Michigan’s House Oversight Committee, drawing a number of comparisons on social media to SNL characters played by the likes of Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Victoria Jackson (the answer is: She’s most like a Cecily Strong SNL character but also real-life Victoria Jackson). Listen to this lady — she is exactly the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party.

For those who don’t want to wait until this weekend’s SNL, there are already imitators popping up online (I think Cecily Strong is still out, anyway).

What’s perhaps scarier than the mockery is the number of Trump Republicans who … believe her.

The mockery, however, is is delicious, too.

Please, Charlie Brooker: Don’t leave this woman out of your mockumentary of 2020.

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