Tomei won an Oscar for her role in the film. She played Mona Lisa Vito, the fiancée of Joe Pesci’s unlikely lawyer, Vinny.
The specific scene involves Vinny asking a witness how many fingers he’s holding up from the other side of the court room.
Unable to see because they’re wearing such thick glasses, the witness guesses incorrectly.
Giuliani was suggesting that those observing the counting of Republican ballots were unable to see clearly.
“These people were further away than My Cousin Vinny was from the witness,” he said, adding: “They couldn’t see a thing!”
Tomei reacted to the reference by sharing a clip of her character pulling a sassy pose.
She accompanied it with the word: “Mood”.
The film’s director, Jonathan Lynn, also responded to the reference, mocking Giuliani in the process.