SPLC: Limbaugh Is "Way, Way, Way Out On The Fringe" Blaming Clinton And Reno For "Leftist" Violence In Waco
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Earlier today, Rush Limbaugh blamed President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Janet Reno for "leftist" violence for their role in Waco:
I was just gonna say that if you take a look at actual assassins, Lee Harvey Oswald -- leftist. Democrats were behind the storming of the Branch Davidian complex. Bill Clinton and Janet Reno.
In a statement provided to Media Matters, Heidi Beirich, director of research for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said that Limbaugh's comments are "completely idiotic," a distortion of history, and completely out of bounds:
It's a gross distortion of the record. Limbaugh sounds like a crazed, anti-government conspiracy theorist who tries to lay at the foot of the government the Oklahoma City bombing. Limbaugh is way, way, way out there on the fringe with his comments.