Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh delivered a stern warning to Republican lawmakers.
On his nationally syndicated radio show on Monday, Limbaugh advised the GOP to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or else lose control of Congress in November’s midterm elections.
“If Grassley waits long enough, the Democrats will come up with the woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife — he’s a bigamist, too, don’t you know — and Trump paid Kavanaugh’s second wife to hire a bunch of prostitutes to urinate on the bed Obama slept in while in Moscow,” Limbaugh said, tongue-in-cheek.
“If the Republicans do not get this vote taken and have Kavanaugh confirmed, you can kiss the midterms goodbye. You can kiss goodbye holding the House and you can kiss goodbye holding the Senate,” he told his listeners.
“Because whatever the Democrats think of their base, the one thing I know that if you guys fold on this and cave and keep bending over backwards… ” he continued.
“You’ve done that enough. You’ve demonstrated that you don’t hate women,” Limbaugh went on. “You’ve demonstrated that you’re open minded. You’ve demonstrated that you’re gonna hear from her. You’re never gonna hear from her! She’s never gonna show up. She’s not telling a story that can be verified, Senator Grassley. She’s not gonna show up.”
Limbaugh was referring to a scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford who has alleged that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her at a party when the two were in high school nearly four decades ago.
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, claimed in a report published by The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dorm party at Yale University where the two attended college.
Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations, and along with the White House labeled the attacks as “a smear, plain and simple.”
Stormey Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti announced on Sunday that he was representing another woman with “evidence” against Kavanaugh.
“If you guys don’t conduct this vote in defiance of all this,” Limbaugh said to GOP lawmakers, “and if Avenatti gets one foot in the door to a Senate committee to start telling his story, then you can kind of kiss good-bye Republican chances in the midterms in November. Because people are gonna logically say, ‘What good does it do?'”
On Monday, a fed-up Kavanaugh again denied the allegations and said that he will “not be intimidated into withdrawing.”
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