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RUSH:  Hey, Cookie!  Go get McCain from CNN just now.  They just played a loop of McCain.  He was at Capitol Hill. They looped it two or three times.  It’s amazing.  I don’t know why they did it.  But, anyway, it’s McCain surrounded by cameras and microphones. (impression) “I did what any good — good citizen would do.  I — I — I came cross the report and — and I — I — I said, ‘Wow.’ I said, ‘Look at this!’ I said, ‘I don’t know if it’s true, but the FBI should see this.’ So I — I turned it over. I turned it over to the FBI.”  Did you believe what’s in it?

“I — I — I don’t know. There — there’s… I don’t know. I did what any citizen would do!  I got the report, I saw it, and I said, ‘Wow!’ I said, ‘I’ve got to turn it over the FBI.’  That’s what any good citizen would do.”  Well, what about the evidence?  “I don’t know.  When I saw it, I said, ‘Wow!’ I said, ‘This needs to go to some agency!’ So I found the proper agency. I did what any good citizen would do. I gave it to the FBI.”  What a crock!  And they looped that! (interruption)  I know, “What do we need the sound bite for?” I know.  (laughing)  But the sound bite will back me up.  I mean… (interruption)

No, he won’t get any repercussions ’cause he’s an approved, accepted member of the establishment. He accepted his loss for the presidency with dignity. He’s officially, you know, been defeated. He’s a nonentity. He does what the establishment wants; he’s a member in good standing. He’ll be fine.  But they’re all running for cover.  I mean, they’re all… CNN has a panel of like eight people to talk about this now.  It’s ridiculous.  I mean, everybody is in CYA mode.  “I did what any good citizen would do.  I got this report that says a guy urinated…

“Well, he hired a prostitute to urinate! Gosh, I wish I’d been there to see that, you know what I mean? But I didn’t.” Did you think it’s true?  “I have no idea if it’s true.  I said, ‘This is something the FBI needs to see.’ So I put my good citizen cap on and I called the FBI! I called Comey and I said, ‘Look at this! We — we — we gotta get this.’  Actually, I didn’t say that. I wanted to say that, but I didn’t say that. I said, ‘I have to give this to the FBI!’ I was just being a good citizen,” and they loop it three or four times. Ahhhh, folks. It’s just…  Some days it’s just too much fun.  That’s why I say more fun than a human being (chuckles) should be allowed to have.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Here’s the McCain sound bite.  We’ll see how I did.  I just heard about 20 seconds of it, but we now have 47 seconds, John McCain on Capitol Hill today speaking to the press about the fake news story that he helped spread about Trump and the Russians.

MCCAIN:  And after looking at that information, I took it to the FBI and have had no further involvement with the issue.  By the way, according to some media reports, they had already had that information, but I didn’t know that at the time.  I did what any citizen should do; I received sensitive information and then I handed it over to the proper agency of government and had nothing else to do with the issue.

REPORTER:  Why do you think they came to you?

MCCAIN:  No idea.

REPORTER:  Do you find the information credible?

MCCAIN:  I don’t know.  That’s why I gave it to the FBI.  I don’t know if it’s credible or not.  But the information I thought deserved to be delivered to the FBI, the appropriate agency of government.

REPORTER:  Does it trouble you?

MCCAIN:  It doesn’t trouble me because I don’t know if it’s accurate or not.

RUSH:  What do you mean, it doesn’t trouble you?  If it doesn’t trouble you why did you have your good citizenship hat on and think you had to go over to the FBI and give it to Comey? (imitating McCain) “It doesn’t trouble me.  And by the way, I wasn’t the first one.  I found out they already had it before I gave it.  So don’t come to me.  I found out they already had it.  You know what?  I don’t know if anything in it is right.  Ah, to hell with it.  Didn’t work.  Screw it.”

Well, it’s great and it’s funny, but, you know, it’s also dangerous and it’s pathetic, and it’s embarrassing.  I mean, these are the supposed leaders of our government here, supposedly putting the American people and issues, economy first and so forth, and it’s sure as heck isn’t that.  This is self-preservation on display like we haven’t seen in a while.

Okay.  We’ll have the compressed version, the condensed version of the Obama farewell address and a couple other things plus more phone calls from you, so just be patient.

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