RUSH: Leslie in Munster, Indiana. Great to have you. Glad you called. How are you doing?
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.
RUSH: You bet.
CALLER: I want you to know, I set an alarm to tune in to your radio show.
RUSH: You let an alarm?
CALLER: I set an alarm because time gets away from me but I don’t want to miss you.
RUSH: Wow. You know, I set alarms, too, like to wake up. I have to use my watch to do it. Yesterday I had to set an alarm to remind me somebody was showing up at a certain time.
RUSH: So I get it. I get it. I’m flattered that you would, that it’s worthy of an alarm. I appreciate that.
CALLER: Well, it certainly is because I certainly can’t trust the Drive-Bys anymore. But here’s my question — and I think you’ll see where I’m going when I ask it.
CALLER: What legislation has Trump signed or what executive order has he given that justifies anyone blaming him separating kids from their parents?
RUSH: That would be nothing.
RUSH: There hasn’t been… All Trump is doing is enforcing existing laws that he has had nothing to do with passing.
CALLER: I say if people are outraged, they should start calling their congressman to start working on immigration.
RUSH: See, I keep trying… I keep trying to slither away from this, because, look, frankly… No offense, Leslie.
RUSH: I’ve explained this. There’s nothing left to say about this. If you don’t understand what I said about it, then it’s your problem. I have made it perfectly clear why this is happening via the law.
RUSH: I’ve explained it. Now, I keep trying to slither away, but they keep sucking me back in here. Like, I’ve got some Hillary sound bites on this. You want to listen to those with me?
RUSH: Okay. Here’s the first one. Hillary was in New York City speaking at a luncheon benefiting the Women’s Forum of New York. What the hell is that? Women’s Forum of New York. It’s “a community where prominent New York women leaders of diverse achievement come together…” Oh, what’s diverse achievement? Being a good black person, a guide white per? What’s diverse achievement? Since diversity of these people are skin color… (interruption) Oh, being a good donor! See, I’m not part of the donor world. Didn’t even occur to me that that’s what this is. Anyway, we have two bites from Hillary. Here’s the first. She’s just lying, I mean, like the Clintons do.
HILLARY: (whispering) This is not happening because of the, quote, Democrats’ law as the White House has claimed. Separating families is not mandated by law at all. That is an outright lie.
RUSH: Mrs. Clinton, this is why you weren’t elected. You don’t even know what the law is, and you didn’t care (chuckles), nor your husband. But it is the law. It is the law! Especially if asylum claims are involved. If you have people committing felonies, the first attempt to get into the country illegally is a misdemeanor. But if try again, you have committed a felony, according to existing U.S. law. If you commit a felony and you’re trying to get in with your kids, you’re separated and your kids are taken over to Health and Human Services for 20 days while your case is dealt with.
You have nowhere to live. You’re here illegally! We give your kids a home while you’re being processed. If you add an asylum claim, if you’re seeking asylum, the longest kids can be held is 20 days. There are pictures of these kids behind chain fences, in little cells, during the Obama administration. Hillary doesn’t know what she’s talking about. But the law does not say “separating families.” This isn’t… This is the semantics of it again.
Hillary’s trying to make you think that Trump has enacted some new law that says, “We will separate families.” That’s not what is going on. None of it would be happening if they weren’t here! If they weren’t attempting illegal entry. What is so hard to understand about? You know what? It isn’t hard to understand. People don’t want to deal with it. When children are involved, the law doesn’t matter. I understand how I’m probably rowing up against the current here.
Here’s the next Hillary sound bite as we punish ourselves even more…
HILLARY: Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity. I went to a lot of years of Sunday school. I even taught it from time to time.
RUSH: That’s a problem.
HILLARY: I’ve studied the Bible, both the old and the New Testament, and what is being done using the name of religion is contrary to everything I was ever taught. Jesus said, “Suffer the little children unto me.” He did not say, “Let the children suffer.”
RUSH: Nobody else is saying that, either — and Jeff Sessions says what’s biblical is enforcing the law, not separating families. This is all just crock. Anyway, Leslie, does that want to make you say any more about this?
CALLER: Well, it doesn’t make me want to say anymore about that because I’ve already made up my mind it’s bunk. But there is one other question I would like you to comment on.
RUSH: Okay. What is it?
CALLER: Well, you all heard about the stuff about, “Oh, is Trump gonna fire Mueller?”
CALLER: Okay, fine. He’s not. But my question is, why can’t he hire another special counsel himself?
RUSH: Well, that’s what Giuliani is calling for. Rudy… (chuckling) Rudy was on fire over the weekend. “He’s right. We need to investigate this investigation.” It’s all anti-Trump people on this guy’s staff. This thing is as bogus as this charge we’re dealing with today. This investigation is as bogus as the charge that Trump colluded with Russia and that they stole the election. The only reason that I don’t actively support this is look how long these damn things take.
This inspector in general report required 15 months of investigation of the FBI just on the Hillary email business. Fifteen months! Do you…? That’s another feature of swamp life. Everything goes to slow that everybody gets frustrated and forgets about it and thinks that it will never get dealt with — and if you think it’s never gonna get dealt with, then you never even start process. And it’s a swamp trick. This stuff happens at the speed of molasses because everybody works two to three days a week, max.
I don’t know. But they do need to be investigated. There’s no question about it.