February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

On Friday’s Mark Levin Show, Gov Andrew Cuomo remains in the spotlight for his deadly decision to sign an executive order directing COVID infected patients to convalesce in nursing homes with the nation’s most medically vulnerable citizens. But for, Elaine Healy, MD a brave whistle-blower that runs and represents an association of nursing home managers who called this program In March 2020 to blast Cuomo and his deadly decision, it may have gone largely unnoticed. Yet, all of the media organizations that monitor this program failed to report on this critical caller’s complaint of Cuomo. Then, Doanld Trump was very well represented in today’s impeachment trial by Michael Van der Veen, David Schoen, and Bruce Castor. Each attorney brilliantly presented video evidence of democrats calling for violence and challenging the 2017 Electoral College vote count. Presenting evidence that is not in context, as the Democrats have, would be thrown out of any court of law for being tainted. Democrats have failed to meet the evidentiary standards that any lawyer or judge would expect. Later, a national sex offender operation has been interrupted at the southern border as a result of President Biden’s lax immigration policy. New policies allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country and avoid deportation even if they’re arrested for drunk driving. Trump Advisor Stephen Miller calls in to discuss how benching Trump’s immigration policies helps criminal alien gang members while hurting law-abiding US citizens. Afterward, another Lincoln Project founder, Steve Schmidt, resigns after using Trump to revive their failed RINO consultancies.


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Rough transcript of Hour 1

Hour 1 Segment 1

I want you to know. That the president has been very well represented today in the rogue. Star chamber, they call the Senate. Particularly by the lawyer, Michael Van Der Veen, another Philadelphia lawyer, and you can hear his Philadelphia and he’s been absolutely superb, as has shown and cast and Kastor absolutely superb. I think they’ve run circles around these guys. That’s just me. But before we get into that and we’re going to get into it at some length. Looks like Cuomo. Is facing more criticism. For his decision. To put Covid infected individuals. Into nursing homes. And senior citizen facilities. And you’ve heard this, and it almost rolls off your back, I want you to think about this. You’re 80, 85, 90, maybe older, you put in a nursing home. At great expense to your family, and they put you there. Not to just be rid of you. Quite the contrary, they put you there because. The expertise. The medical and scientific expertise that exists in these nursing homes. Because you love the person who’s in the nursing home, they’re your flesh and blood. It’s the safest place you can think of to put your mother or your father or your grandfather, your grandmother. And then by edict. A governor, a very stupid man. A pompous egomaniac. He decides. With his science adviser. To condemn thousands of them to death. He decides. That people who have this Covid virus. They’re to be allowed back, in fact, must be taken back into these nursing homes. The people who died there never had a chance. They’re too frail and old to leave on their own, their families assume that this is a safe place. And so your families all over New York, all over the country, really, but particularly in New York and New Jersey and Illinois. And Michigan and California. Who are guilt ridden. And are upset beyond belief on top of that, many of them were never able to go to the funerals. So their family member. Basically dies without any family around them and at the funeral. There’s no family. For months, Andrew Cuomo has blown this off. He’s lied about it, he’s talked about it as if it’s somebody else’s fault. He’s tried to blame Trump, he’s tried to blame the CDC. He’s tried to, but it’s on him. His DNA is all over this. Now, we knew this was a problem early on, we knew this was a problem, as it is from March 26, millions and millions of you knew because you listen to this program, millions and millions of others know and knew. And I would ask The Washington Post, The New York Times that monitors this program, why didn’t you report what took place on this program on March 26, 2012? Why didn’t media write a Media Matters report on what took place on this program on March 26 20? Why didn’t the Huffington Post and Slate and Salon report on what took place on this show on March twenty six, twenty twenty? Well, what took place, I want to remind you, Dr. Elaine Healy called this program because I saw an article in The Wall Street Journal said, wait a minute. This doesn’t smell right. She called this program on March 26, 2020, almost a year ago, and laid out the problem and I was flabbergasted. I was floored. And none of the news organizations are reporters who monitor this show. In order to lie about what we do on this program, not one of them reported what took place. It was earth shattering and it was breaking news with sirens everywhere. And this is exactly what took place on March 26, 20, 20, cut, 19, go Oelwein, New Rochelle, New York, the great WIBC go now. That’s the Empire of Epicentres. Go ahead. Yes. Hello. Thank you very much for taking my call. I wanted to bring to your attention in the listener’s attention. What about to happen in New York with respect to nursing homes? And the governor has ordered that all nursing homes must accept Covid positive patients that are actually potentially still infectious into their facilities. And this will put our residents, our long term care population. Why is this? Are you pulling my leg seriously? No. Why would you send somebody who has this virus into a population that can kill people? Thank you. No, no. Are you serious? I’m not I am serious. Well, why would he order this? I don’t it doesn’t make any sense. Memo. Well, because. Because the hospitals. Well, first of all, in you know, I will point out that nursing homes are in the habit of accepting patients from hospitals to continue their care after their they may be in the habit, but they must realize now that the most vulnerable people among us are senior citizens and nursing homes. These are people that have issues. And so I’m trying to understand the point of this. What is the point of this? I’m looking at a directive from Andrew Cuomo and Howard Zucker dated March 25th that is ordering nursing homes. It says nursing homes must comply with the expedited receipt of residents from hospitals. They are deemed appropriate to go into the nursing homes by the hospitals. And we cannot discriminate based on the presence of Covid. And that’s it. And that’s how he’s been managing this crisis. He is then dictating he’s been sending out a memorandum and orders and executive orders. And there has been no coordination on the ground level here. I’m speaking from Westchester and New Rochelle, just we had the first Covid Park case in New York and we were for a time the epicenter. And now, of course, it’s shifted a little south of us. But basically, as you know, the hospitals are overwhelmed. They want to discharge patients somewhere else so they can take in new patients. And that’s what the governor has ordered. Now, our National Association of Nursing Home Medical Directors, when I sent this memorandum to them, has issued a statement saying that this is extremely dangerous, unsafe, that it will increase the risk of transmission in nursing homes. And we all learned from Washington how catastrophic that is. It will destabilize the facilities, potentially increase the flow back into hospitals, overwhelm capacity, endanger health care personnel and escalate the death rate. So but you can’t get through to anybody down here. You can’t you can’t talk to anybody. We don’t we don’t have there’s nobody coordinating the response at this level, certainly at the county level. And I know from my prior have you have you given this information to local media? That’s why I’m calling you. But I’m not local media. Have you given this information to information? These reporters show up at these press events where Cuomo does these, you know, kind of dance song and dance moves? They’re always demanding that somebody else do something else. This needs to be in the hands of a reporter who is at that conference in Albany and reads it to him and asks him how he can explain this. Yeah, that’s a good idea. I mean, it’s not my line of work, but I got it to we got this information to The Wall Street Journal who published something today. So that’s the first thing. First time we’ve got it out to the media and, you know, it’s not what we generate. So in other words, it’s available for all these cable stars and all these reporters at the New York Daily News and The New York Times and the rest. And they know what’s out there. Well, if they read that article, I don’t know who else picked up on the story we got. It was published today in The Wall Street Journal, one article. So now our executive organization, executive director this afternoon issued the statement, you know, stating that our organization was against this. If we wanted to find that, do you know, where would we go to find the link? I can send it to you, but it’s it’s the American Medical Directors Association, it has a longer name that I’ll give you in a moment, and I’m sure it’s on its website. You might have to be a member to get it, but we can get it to you through our executive director. It’s the Society for Post Acute and Long Term Care. Let’s just go to my Facebook site and post it post the link. OK. All right, Mark Levine, show Facebook or Mark Levin show Twitter, either one. Yeah, and then the whole country could look at it and draw conclusions from it, and I just want to say, if I could, you know, nursing homes and people that work at nursing homes are such a dedicated group of people. Yes. And and we really want to help, but. So you’re a doctor? I’m a medical director. I’m a medical director. I’m both yeah. I’m an administrative medical director. Plus, you know, a clinician. And our our home is a wonderful facility. But, you know, it’s going to affect all area nursing homes any minute now. Well, if this is if this is right, this is exactly the wrong thing that you’re that he’s doing. Yeah, I mean, I understand, and he’s backed himself into a corner here and all of this should have been planned out, as I believe you, you I’ve talked about it over and over and over again that, look, you can never be fully prepared for these things, but you could be better prepared. And since these things are really the states want to control their hospitals, their beds, their ventilators, their MRI’s, their seats, their medical institutions and so forth. And they do. And so the question is, he’s been there some time now. Why didn’t he at least prioritize health services in case there’s a pandemic? He was aware of it. There’s been reports put out that New York is sorely unprepared. He’s had opportunities to to order significantly more beds and ventilators over the years. But he hasn’t done it. He hasn’t. Not only that is closed. I mean, in my neighborhood. And you’re telling me you can’t even get to him. Owe it to anybody, you can’t get to anybody, they’re supposed to be somebody at the county level. But wait a minute, he keeps putting out phone numbers and websites during his press conferences. You are the medical director of a nursing home. This order goes out and you can’t reach anybody. You can’t reach anybody. And not only that, there’s supposed to be someone at the county level that’s coordinating, let’s say. I mean, it is not a good I only have 30 seconds. All right. There’s no coordination of the response here in Westchester. It’s just a series of directives. He’s behaving like a dictator. Executive directors orders for all he wanted Trump the nationalized businesses. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m back live at a cold, then I have a cold now, but anyway. That should have been earth shattering news that should have been picked up by the New York Times and The Washington Post, after all, they monitor my program, every left wing kook, phony news site with a plan. Forms should have picked it up as they monitor the program, but they didn’t. And we did get the memo that went out, we read from it during that show. All of this is in the archives section of my website. Even now, when it’s talked about, have you noticed, Rich, nobody comments on that call. And it was that call that broke in. It was that car that broke it. And for many days after that, I focused on this issue and kept hitting it and hitting it in Haiti. But, you know, we right wingers who are trying to stoke violence against the people, that’s the narrative you see. The Washington Post didn’t care, The New York Times in New York didn’t care, the Daily News in New York didn’t give a damn. None of them, because they were protecting or promoting Cuomo, so you get Azami and all the rest of it. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 2

Chuck Schumer on the floor of the Senate just announced that Officer Goodman, who is a hero, will be receiving the Congressional Medal, I think of honor. And he should. But I want Chuck Schumer to understand something. We have police officers all over this country who are heroes. All over this country, unsung heroes who don’t work at the Capitol Building. You don’t save members of Congress, but who save citizens. Ah, who defend courthouses or who defend the White House. This is why when the Democrats, Schumer, Biden, Pelosi and the others. We’re trashing our police officers. You and I stood up for them. And spoke out. Against efforts by Democrats and Democrats only to defund them or slash their funding. To create laws in which every police officer would be threatened. Should they stand up for the law in order to protect the citizenry, to enforce the law? Every one of them would have their finances and their lives threatened with lawsuits brought by slip and fall Democrat lawyers. Chuck Schumer needs to understand that heroic police officers are everywhere, not just at the Capitol building, but in all kinds of buildings and in all kinds of places. And yet I’m sure he still doesn’t understand it. I’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 3

The president’s lawyers today were absolutely terrific. This is why you got to give this stuff a day or two before you start trashing lawyers, we have people in the media who’ve been sued and have sued people and they don’t like lawyers and all the. They’re a bunch of munchkins. They’re a bunch of munchkins, they’re projecting their own hideous experiences onto everybody else. But you have to be temporary, you need to watch these things, you got to think about these things, these lawyers did a hell of a job today. They put the House managers on trial. They put the Democrat Party on trial. They put Kamala Harris and Schumer and the others on trial. They took their allegations and turned them against them because they’re so absurd and hypocritical. And I feel. But a lot of you who work for a living and aren’t watching this and I don’t blame you. I really don’t need to hear some of this. And so we’re going to spend some time tonight. Listening to some of this. Listening to some of this. David Shewn, one of the three lawyers, Bruce Castor and Michael Van Der Veen, played a montage of the Democrats saying they will fight. It literally goes on for almost 10 minutes, we’ll play a few minutes of this because the Democrats focused on this word fight. And the president’s lawyers said, OK, let’s focus on this word fight, who keeps using the word fight? You do cut one go, but I’m a fighter and I’m relentless. The way I see it now is that we pick ourselves up and we fight back. That’s what I think it’s all about. We stand up and we fight back, but we are going to make sure that this fight does not end tonight. Well, I’m wired to fight anyone who isn’t doing their job for us. I’m Jon Tester, and you’re damn right I approve this message. And I’ll have lots of fights ahead of us and I’m ready to stand up and keep fighting the fight. We’re going to fight. We’re going to fight the bare knuckles fight now. They’re going to have to actually fight back against people. That fight has to be conducted so important that we need to fight, fight, fight, fight. We have been fighting. I was fighting very hard. Time is of the essence, both in terms of the fight I think we should be fighting for. I really believe we need to fight and we’re simply not going to take this lying down. We’re going to keep fighting. So I’m telling all my colleagues, this is the fight of our life. Whose side are you on? Who are you fighting for there? Fighting for? I’m fighting. We’re both fighting. We will fight back. We’re not going to just take this lined up. I’m just going to keep the fight up. What we have to do right now is fight as hard as we can. We have to rise up and fight back. And so we’re going to fight and we’re going to continue to fight. I am going to be fighting like hell, keep fighting, keep fighting, fighting, or we kept fighting and we did. So we’re going to keep fighting. We have to be fighting every single day. We have to fight back. And we have no choice but to do that. I think we’re doing the right thing to do that fighting and I’m fighting for our job right now is to fight. It’s really important. I’m going to keep fighting. I’m asking for the support of people across the country to fight back. And you’ve got to be fierce in fighting to keep fighting. Brown have been fighting for told President Biden, I will fight like mad. I’ll tell you right now, more than ever, we have to fight like hell. We have these battles on the floor of the Senate. I’m going to go down to battle and then I’m going to be down there on the floor fighting. But we Democrats are fighting as hard as we can. Democrats are fighting as hard as we can credit it in any way, but we’re fighting back. What we’ve got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot, stop. This goes on and on and on. Nothing. New York Times the other day did a hit job on five of us on radio. And they took some of our words out of context, they cherry picked and they said that we were stoking people before the riot. Of course, it’s as sleazy as it gets because we know The New York Times is stoking and inciting every day. But it did the same thing that the House managers did it it lied through its teeth. Those four reporters lied through their teeth. But words that were used. It just shows you how full of it they are and so the. The president’s lawyers were absolutely superb today, David Schoen plays a montage of Democrats and Hollywood supporters of Democrats calling for unrest and violence. Got to go. I just don’t know why the uprisings all over the country. Maybe there will be. There needs to be unrest. Stop right there. Pelosi’s urging uprisings across the country. Did you see that? Well, she got one that she didn’t like. On January 6th. Go ahead, the rest of our lives, you got to be ready, just throw a punch. We have to throw a punch. Donald Trump, I think you need to go back and then punch him in the face that I thought he should have punched him in the face, feel like punching him. Guys like to take him behind the gym. If I were in high school senior in high school, I’d take you behind the gym and beat the hell out of him. No, I would actually if we were in high school, I take you behind the gym and do that to you. But I won’t say that because I don’t want anyone knocking on my door. Go ahead and the gym. I will go and take Trump out to night. Take them out. They’ll take him out. Take Trump. Listen to this language. Trump never said anything like that against his opponents, let alone on January 6th. Go ahead, time not to assassinate the president. They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump. Show me where it says the protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful. Any more, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up in the White House. Please get up in the face of some Congress people, people will do what they do. I want to tell you I want to tell you, Cabinet, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay a price for going to go in there. We’re going to. But this is just a warning to you, Trumper. Be careful. Walk lightly. And for those of you who are soldiers, make them pay. If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence or Jeff Sessions, who would it be? Just one of us have to come out alive. They say such vile, poisonous, hateful things, don’t they? Trump never said anything like that. Nor Woody. Lawyer Bruce Castor for the president now, he has a montage of the Democrats calling for violence and Trump condemning it cuts Sariego. I am the president of Law and Order and an ally of all peaceful protesters, the vast majority of the protesters in Tucson. Republicans stand for law and order and we stand for justice. I just don’t even know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe that will be my administration will always stand against violence, mayhem and disorder. There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there is unrest in our lives. I stand with the heroes of law enforcement and. We will never defund our police. Together, we will ensure that America is a nation of law and order. High school, I take you behind the gym and beat the hell out of me. But I think you need to go back and punch him in the face, feel like punching him. We just want law and order. Everybody wants that. I want to tell you I want to tell you Cabinet. You have to lead the whirlwind and you will pay a price. We want law and order. We have to have law and order. Show me where it says the protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful. We believe in safe streets, secure communities, and we believe in law and order. Very, very effective because they realize this isn’t a really Booligal form. And all throughout the day, Mr. Producer in America, the president’s lawyers did a fabulous job. At Breaking Down. Where Raschein and the other stooges, the House managers. Lied about what they put on the screen. How they would cut off video. Without allowing context on what the president was saying, how they would ignore tweets that the president had actually issued closer to the attack. On the Capitol building. And this fellow, Michael Van Der Veen, you can tell he’s an experienced litigator. He made the point, he got up and he said, you know, in Philadelphia. If you’re caught in a courtroom. Hiding evidence, manipulating evidence or lying about evidence your case is over and your sanction. Brought me to my feet. And here is Michael Van Der Veen. And a montage of Democrats objecting to the 2017 Electoral College count when Donald Trump had been elected president cut for a go. I have an objection because 10 of the 29 electoral votes cast by Florida were cast by electors not lawfully certified. I object to the votes from the state of Wisconsin, which would not should not be legally. I know today, Mr. President, I object to the certificate from the state of Georgia on the grounds that the electoral vote. There’s no debate. The objective certificate from the state of North Carolina prior to the 15 votes from the state of North Carolina. I object. I object to the certificate from the state of Alabama. The electors were not lawfully certified. Is it signed by a senator? Not as of yet. In that case, the objection cannot be entertained. The objection cannot be entertained. Counting is not an order ballot, even with the marriage signed by an American. No debate and no debate by the joint session. There is no debate, no debate. 16, no debate and the math. Please come to order in my sooner. But the Russian election 18 Title three. The United States Code prohibits debate in the joint session. I do not wish to debate. I wish to ask, is there one United States senator who will join me in this letter? There is no debate. There’s no one gentleman will suspend. This is only a taste of what took place, you see. And notice how that wasn’t covered live, was it, Mr. Producer. And ironically, one of the things Lee is objecting to, Jackson Lee, is the malfunctioning of 87 voting machines at predominantly African-American polling places. There’s more to go through, I tell you, these lawyers, that a hell of a job today. We’ll be right back.

Hour 1 Segment 4

Put a bullet in Donald Trump. Did anyone hear any objections to that from the Democrats when that was said by one of their buddies, put a bullet in Donald Trump? We don’t need any more lectures from the Democrats, whether they’re in Congress, in the media, in Hollywood or anywhere else. They need moral lectures from us. We’re consistent about violence and our support for law enforcement. They are hypocrite, hypocrites beyond imagination. They’re handing out awards to a police officer who’s truly a hero. Truly a hero. While just weeks before they were trashing law enforcement all over the country. There’s a lot of awards that should be handed out to police officers all over the country, but they won’t be. Instead, police officers all over the country are under attack, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Minneapolis, Atlanta, on and on and on. But these members of Congress don’t live. In most of these communities. Over a course of months, there’s thousands of people being murdered on our streets. Mostly black on black crime. Doesn’t get any attention. None. Not by The New York Times, The Washington Post or any of the rest of the phony media. And when it does, it’s always to push a political agenda, gun control or whatever it is. Attorney Michael Vandar Vaine, a Philadelphia attorney, Philadelphia lawyer. At the impeachment trial today, lambasting the whole damn thing, cut five go the article of impeachment now before the Senate is an unjust and blatantly unconstitutional act of political vengeance. This appalling abuse of the Constitution only further divides our nation when we should be trying to come together around shared priorities like ever. Like every other politically motivated witch hunt the left has engaged in over the past four years, this impeachment is completely divorced from the facts, the evidence and the interests of the American people. The Senate should promptly and decisively vote to reject it. No thinking person could seriously believe that the president’s January 6th speech on the Ellipse was in any way and incitement to violence or insurrection. The suggestion is patently absurd on its face. Nothing in the text could ever be construed as encouraging, condoning or enticing unlawful activity of any kind. Far from promoting insurrection against the United States, the president’s remarks explicitly encourage those in attendance to exercise their rights peacefully and patriotically peaceful and patriotic protest is the very antithesis of a violent assault on the nation’s capital. Quite right, cut six go. Not only is this impeachment case preposterously wrong on the facts, no matter how much heat and emotion is injected by the political opposition, it is also plainly unconstitutional. In effect, Congress would be claiming that the right to disqualify a private citizen no longer a government official from running for public office. This would transform the solemn impeachment process into a mechanism for asserting congressional control over which private citizens are and are not allowed to run for president. In short, this unprecedented effort is not about Democrats opposing political violence, is about Democrats trying to disqualify their political opposition. It is constitutional cancel culture. History will record this shameful effort as a deliberate attempt by the Democrat Party to smear, censor and cancel not just President Trump, but the 75 million Americans who voted for him. Which is going on today in many areas of our culture and society. And by the way, I haven’t lost fact of what Biden’s been doing today in the last few days. But it’s important that you hear this information. I’m going to circle back to Biden later in the program because there’s things going on here that are enormously troubling. I’ll be right back.