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Rush Limbaugh blames Democrats for poison plot by John Boehner’s bartender

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Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh argued on Wednesday that Democrats influenced a country club bartender’s alleged plan to kill House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Media Matters reported.

“This guy blamed Boehner for Ebola, which — my memory is what it is — the Democrats tried to claim about the House Republicans,” Limbaugh said regarding 44-year-old Michael Robert Hoyt. “For example, Democrats claimed the Republicans cut funding from research for the Ebola vaccine and the National Institute of Health and the CDC in general. Remember that?”

Hoyt was indicted last week, three months after being placed inside a hospital psychiatric ward and telling authorities about his plans to kill Boehner.

“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said in the complaint against Hoyt. The suspect reportedly planned to shoot Boehner “then take off.”

The suspect, who had stopped taking medication prescribed to him following a psychotic episode two years ago, was allegedly distraught after losing his job at the Wetherington Country Club, where he served Boehner. Hoyt emailed Boehner’s wife telling her, “I could have poisoned his wine at Wetherington many, many times.”

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On Wednesday, Limbaugh accused the “drive-by media” of trying to intimidate Boehner during the dispute last fall regarding concerns over a possible Ebola outbreak in the U.S.

“They always do this: ‘Republicans have poisoned the water, Republicans want your kids to get sick and die.’ It’s silly,” Limbaugh said. “And they were out there blaming the Republicans for the spread of Ebola. Right about the time this guy is getting mad at Boehner for spreading Ebola. You do remember that now, right?”

He did not mention that an ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee linking the GOP to cuts in medical research funding was roundly criticized.

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Limbaugh also did not mention that Republican lawmakers have been criticized for wanting to limit the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as opposing Plan B and Herpes vaccines.

Instead, he mentioned a debunked report by ABC News reporter Brian Ross linking James Holmes, who is on trial for the July 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, to the Tea Party.

“There was no indication anybody in the Tea Party had anything to do with it,” Limbaugh said. “So will we see a similar pursuit in the drive-by media trying to find whoever this guy Hoyt was inspired by on the Democrat Party?”

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Listen to Limbaugh’s remarks, as posted by Media Matters on Wednesday, below.


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