RUSH: Here. We have the audio of John Conyers. It’s last Friday at the National Press Club. Now, folks, I’m going to be honest with you. I didn’t know until doing show prep today that Conyers had said this on Friday. And I only saw it because I checked out the Cybercast News Service. I didn’t see it in any State-Run Media. Did you? Did you guys hear about this over the weekend? It was a shock to everybody, right? Here’s what he said again.
CONYERS: I love these members that get up and say, ‘Read the bill!’ What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you’ve read the bill?
RUSH: That’s in a luncheon speech at the National Press Club in Washington last Friday. ‘What good does it do to read the bill if you don’t have a couple lawyers to find out what it means after you read it?’ This guy is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. So… Sometimes it’s just best to get out of their way and just let them go ahead and make fools of themselves. Oh, I’m sorry! Mr. Moyers, by the way, I’m sorry for ‘creating a riot in the public mind ‘here by publicizing what Congressman Conyers said. I guess this is what Mr. Moyers would accuse me of doing, right? ‘Creating a riot in the public mind’? I should not have played this, nor should I have read the story what Mr. Conyers said, right? (interruption) Well, because, you know, I’m fanning the flames according to the White House press secretary. (interruption) What do you mean people…? Liberals used to tell us people have a right to know, but apparently not this. I’ll bet you this is ‘fanning the flames,’ Gibbs says; and Moyers said I’m ‘creating a riot in the public mind.’ They didn’t report this. They did not report it — and it was on, obviously, C-SPAN.