Late night show host Stephen Colbert just gave New York the perfect solution to their surplus hand sanitizer problem. The city produced over 11 million bottles of hand sanitizer during the early days of the pandemic using prison labor. A whopping 700,000 gallons are left and would cost millions to dispose of.
Despite his claims otherwise, the former mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, was accused of having an alcohol problem. The lawyer has displayed several erratic behaviors, including spinning conspiracy theories and name-calling other guests during interviews leading to the widespread speculation that he was an alcoholic.
In a recent episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the host brought up the New York City hand sanitizer dilemma and jokingly paged Giuliani, announcing that he was the solution to the problem.
Colbert Said Giuliani Could Help The Hand Sanitizer Situation
Stephen Colbert Has A Job For Rudy Giuliani
Colbert just announced one easy way former New York City mayor Giuliani could be of some help to the public of New York. During the onset of the pandemic, when everything, including hand sanitizers, was in short supply, New York manufactured theirs. The city made so much that they reportedly have over 700,000 gallons left.
During an episode of the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the host announced the dilemma New York currently faced and joked that Giuliani would be the perfect guy for the job due to the former mayor’s suspected drinking condition.
“New York needs to get rid of 700,000 gallons of surplus alcohol?” Colbert then went into announcer mode and said, “Paging Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Mayor, it’s time to be a hero again. All is forgiven.”
New York Made 11 Million Bottles Of Hand Sanitizers
During the early days of COVID, former Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed that the city would use prison labor to make hand sanitizers. According to him, these would be superior to “products now on the market.”
The hand sanitizers were worked on between March 2020 to October 2020. The aftermath was around 11 million bottles of NYS Clean hand sanitizer, most of which are still sitting in the former airport runaway in Central New York. Despite the shortage at the time, over 700,000 gallons are left, and the city still doesn’t know how to get rid of it.
According to environmental experts and officials, if they decide to dispose of it, it would cost New York millions of dollars. This is because they would likely ship the gallons out of state in several hundred trucks for it to be incinerated.
Giuliani Was Accused Of Having A Drinking Problem
Giuliani was accused of having a drinking problem due to the former mayor’s erratic behavior and outbursts during TV interviews. During one of his more popular episodes, Giuliani yelled insults at a fellow guest on Fox News.
He also spun some conspiracy theories concerning President Joe Biden and claimed that his contacts with Ukrainian were made on behalf of former President Trump by State Department officials. In response to his claims, the State Department said that the former mayor’s actions were not on behalf of the U.S government.
In another Fox News appearance, Giuliani spun conspiracy theories about billionaire activist George Soros then proceeded to attack the FBI and labeled President Biden as “intellectually challenged.” Later on, in the show, he engaged in a shouting match with Chris Hahn, a democratic commentator, and threatened to sue him for libel after Hahn accused him of fabricating things. He also called him a “moron” and an “idiot” and demanded the station cut his audio.
Rudy Giuliani Said He Didn’t Have A Drinking Problem
Despite the reports of his erratic behavior, Giuliani claimed that he didn’t have a drinking problem, but he did occasionally enjoy a glass of Scotch. In his interview with NBC, he said, “I’m not an alcoholic. I’m a functioning – I probably function more effectively than 90% of the population.”
The current sideman to Trump went on to deny the allegations that his erratic moments on television had something to do with alcohol. “I don’t think I’ve ever done an interview drunk,” he said. “I have… sometimes… I mean, I drink normally. I like Scotch. I drink Scotch.”
In a book published by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, two Washington Post reporters, Giuliani was accused of “drinking too much” during an event in the White House on the 2020 election night. He alleged urged the former president to “just say we won,” but Trump eventually didn’t win.
Joe Scarborough from MSNBC also alleged in 2018 that the former mayor was left out of a Cabinet appointment by Trump because of his drinking problem. In response, Giuliani told Politico, “I’m insulted. It’s extremely insulting. There’s no proof of any kind that I take too much alcohol. That’s ridiculous.”