Rush Limbaugh took a swipe at Trump’s legal team on Monday, saying they failed to deliver at the now infamous press conference where they claimed, without eveidence, that voter fraud had stolen the election from
Neither Giuliani, nor Powell, offered any evidence to back up their wild claims.
On Monday, during his radio Show, Limbaugh laid into the team for holding a much-hyped press conference with nothing to back them up.
‘You call a gigantic press conference like that, one that lasts an hour, and you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells,’ he said.
Rush Limbaugh took a swipe at Trump’s legal team on Monday, saying they failed to deliver at the now infamous press conference where they claimed without eveidence that voter fraud had stolen the election from Donald Trump
Led by Rudy Giuliani, alongside attorney Sidney Powell, the legal team claimed the Democrats had stolen the election in an alleged global plot with Cuba, Venezuela, and China which used Dominion voting machines to change Trump votes to Biden ones. Giuliani is pictured at the press conference
Limbaugh, a Trump supporter, said they needed more evidence than ‘a hacker who can tell us, ‘Yep, everything these guys have said is true.’
‘I’ve talked to so many people who were blown away by it, by the very nature of the press conference, but they promised blockbuster stuff and then nothing happened. And that’s just- that’s not- well, it’s not good if you’re gonna promise blockbuster stuff like that.’
‘I understand- I’m the one that’s been telling everybody this stuff doesn’t happen at warp speed, at lightspeed the way cases are made for presentation in court, but if you’re going to do a press conference like that with the promise of blockbusters, then there has to be something more than what that press conference delivered.’
He also criticized the legal team for dropping Powell shortly after the event.
Giuliani and Trump’s campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis had released a statement Sunday announcing that Powell was ‘not a member of the Trump Legal Team’ and is not serving as a lawyer for President Trump ‘in his personal capacity.’
‘It’s a tough thing to deny that she was ever a part of it because they introduced her as part of it. I mean, she was at that press conference last week,’ Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh separately said that he was not ‘doing a Chris Christie on the Trump team’, referring to the former New Jersey governor who called Trump’s legal efforts an ’embarrassment’.
‘I’m still waiting. That’s the difference. I have not given up,’ Limbaugh said.
Christie is among a growing number of Republicans who have urged the president to accept that the election is over.
Former president George W. Bush and a number of current GOP lawmakers including Senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins have congratulated Biden on his victory.
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh and wife Kathryn, left, attend the State of the Union address with first lady Melania Trump in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 4, 2020
After Michigan certified Biden’s victory in the state on Monday, fellow Senators Lamar Alexander and Bill Cassidy added their names to the list.
Even the president’s staunch supporter Tucker Carlson said on his Fox News show last week that his team had asked Powell for evidence of her fraud claims but that she had not provided any.
Powell wrongly claimed that voting software used by Georgia and other states was created at the direction of late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez and claimed without evidence that votes for Trump had probably been switched to Biden.
In fact, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has said there is no truth to claims that votes cast for Trump were switched or deleted. Dominion has no known ties to Venezuela.
In a subsequent interview with Newsmax, Powell appeared to accuse Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, of being part of a supposed conspiracy.
It was after the Newsmax interview that Trump’s team distanced itself from Powell, saying she was ‘practicing law on her own’.
Trump on Monday came closer than ever to acknowledging his defeat, saying he had authorized the start of the Biden transition while insisting that he had not given up.
The General Services Administration (GSA) cleared the way for Biden to get federal funds and national security briefings ahead of the January 20 inauguration.
It came after the Trump team’s long list of court defeats was followed by another setback on Monday when Michigan certified that Joe Biden had won the state, which backed Trump in 2016.