RUSH: This is Steve in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Welcome, sir. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. It’s an honor to talk to you. I just wanted to hear your thoughts on the borderline constitutional crisis that’s going on up here in Pennsylvania with the congressional redistricting argument where now with the map that they have approved we’re expected to lose five Republican House seats.
RUSH: Well, because they’re redrawing — yeah. By virtue of redrawing the map of districts, they’re redrawing the districts so Republicans couldn’t win in five of them, is what you mean, right?
CALLER: Yeah. Exactly. But the reason they’re doing it, this map’s been in existence since 2011. And the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania said it was unconstitutional and then told the House, the Pennsylvania state House, that they had to submit one in three weeks or the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania would do it for them, which they did, which is not in the state’s constitution.
RUSH: Well, naturally. That’s what courts are there to do is take the place of the Constitution. They interpret the Constitution, they can make it up too.
CALLER: Well, the problem here is, we got people that need to have signatures in to run for office in a week, and they don’t even know which district they’re gonna be running for.
RUSH: Okay. Look. I had a brief amount of time to familiarize myself with the story before the program began. And I’m not fully up to speed on it, but I know enough to know, as you do, that this is all being done on purpose by people in power now to change the balance of power supposedly under the guise of the judicial system and legality. And it’s for the express purpose of changing the balance in the congressional House delegation. It’s being done for this reason. That’s the only reason it’s being done. It’s in response to Trump, pure and simple.
CALLER: It’s all driven by our wonderful Democratic Governor Wolf, who I hope is in his last few years of being in charge, but it’s just crazy. I mean, they split my county, Lebanon County, which is a Republican county, the one that Wolf (unintelligible), split it in half, sent half of it to Philadelphia, and the other half to Harrisburg, which are both Democratic areas, to basically get rid of our Republican influence in the House. And that one got shot down, but the new one’s not a whole lot better.
RUSH: I saw the two maps. I saw the great differences in color after the Supreme Court’s version was changed. Are they telling you that this is final, nothing more can be done?
CALLER: The Republicans in the statehouse are going to challenge it. It’s gonna go to the Supreme Court.
RUSH: Well, we’ll see what happens, then.
RUSH: The Wall Street Journal story on the re-gerrymandering in Pennsylvania says that it is four seats. The new map could flip at least four Republican-held seats. And even before the Supreme Court ruling on this rewriting the districts, the Democrats running in Pennsylvania have been promising this. They’ve been promising to re-gerrymander the districts if they won, including a Democrat candidate running from special election next month.
The other thing the Democrats and the media are stoking is that the NRA has endorsed a Republican candidate in the special election in Pennsylvania. So they’re trying to destroy this guy by saying, “Yeah, he’s the NRA’s guy. He’s the NRA’s guy,” which is where these student protests come in very handy.