Twitter Can't Decide if Melissa Carone Is Real or a Saturday Night Live Sketch
Yesterday, Rudy Giuliani and Team Trump invited Melissa Carone to come on down and be the latest star witness at a public hearing held in Michigan. She claimed to be a freelance IT worker for Dominion Voting Systems, a voting technology company, and Giuliani's star witness.
According to the Washington Post, Carone said that on Election Day, she worked a 24-hour shift at the TCF Center, where votes were being counted in Detroit, and was handling IT support for Dominion.
In an affidavit filed on November 10, she claimed to see ballots being scanned multiple times and said that vans bringing in meals for election workers were instead transporting tens of thousands of ballots. Marone's testimony was part of President Trump's legal effort to block the certification of the election in Wayne County. Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny denied the request on November 13, noting that Carone's and other witnesses' "interpretation of events is incorrect and not credible."
During her statement, Rudy Giuliani tried to shush her as she interrupted the state representatives with a repeated "I know what I saw."
Carone's impassioned testimony didn't go unnoticed. Even though she'd been deemed "not credible," she spoke about what she saw and caught the attention of Twitter, which was quick to compare her to a Cecily Strong character from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock's Liz Lemon, or a full-on Karen.
Other Twitter users incorporated Carone's newfound fame to other highlights of the Trump post-election tour, including Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Of course, getting the meme treatment means being compared to other memes.
Content creators are already incorporating Carone into new modern masterpieces of cinema.