Conservative radio star Rush Limbaugh isn’t known for mincing words, and during Monday’s episode of his daily show, the conservative media pioneer upheld his reputation.
He issued a statement in which he urged to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to shut down impeachment. He said, “It’s time to end this because this is nothing but a foundation of lies and distortions and slander and libel.”
Rush destroys impeachment
“They’re gonna be afraid of the media,” he predicted. “They’re gonna be afraid of the criticism they will get. But, man, if they could pull the trigger and just dismiss this and throw it out on the basis there’s no case.”
“The Democrats have no case,” the talk radio legend continued. “They have no evidence. There’s not a single crime even mentioned in the articles of impeachment.”
“It would be, on a factual basis, easy to do. Politically, yeah, might be tough for some of them to pull out, but it would be the absolute greatest way to end this.”
While Limbaugh conceded that there are some in the GOP caucus who’ve had a difficult history with the president, he argued that any Republican senators who voted to remove Trump would be ending their own careers.
“I know that there are a lot of Republicans in the Senate that hate Trump. But I don’t think they’re gonna vote to remove him from office because that’s their own death warrant if they do. I’m not in any denial about the reality of all this.”
“Seething rage” against Washington
Regarding the issue of witnesses, Limbaugh pointed to a Washington Examiner piece by Byron York suggesting that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would attempt to convince dissident Republicans to call them. Doing so would require at least 4 to get on board.
“If Schumer gets what he wants, it seems hard to believe that will be the end of it. The request for more witnesses appears designed to lead not to closure but to reopening the case against Trump.”
Limbaugh went on to say that “These charges don’t deserve 10 minutes in the Senate when you get down to nitty-gritty,” complaining that “there’s nothing in them.”
“There’s not an impeachable offense in them,” he continued. “By the way, this is why Schumer wants to call witnesses. He knows that Schiff hasn’t made the case. He knows that Nadler hasn’t made the case.”
As Limbaugh drew to a close, he argued that “those people up there in Washington” are oblivious to “the seething rage” held by “the 63 million that voted for Donald Trump.”