Discussing former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) appearance at a June 25 revival in New York City with evangelist Billy Graham, radio host Jay Severin described Sen. Clinton as "the devil."
From the June 27 edition of MSNBC's The Situation with Tucker Carlson, in a discussion that also included ESPN Radio host Max Kellerman:
CARLSON: Is Hillary Clinton -- is her presidency divinely ordained? It hasn't quite come to that, but the senator from New York did get a ringing endorsement from Billy Graham. At a rally Sunday [sic] in New York City, Senator Clinton and the former president sat on the stage while the 86-year-old evangelist recalled once saying that Bill Clinton should become an evangelist himself and "leave his wife to run the country." You think it was a joke? What were the Clintons doing at this rally? It brought me back -- I've never been a Hillary Clinton beater-upper, and I'm not a Hillary-hater. Her husband does bug me, though, for this reason: He's always running around being the holy-roller, Bible-thumper guy. That guy quoted Scripture more than any president in my lifetime, by far. And here he is at a Billy Graham rally. You know, enough.
KELLERMAN: I don't know. To me, it feels like that the outrage is because Billy Graham said it about a Democrat and not a Republican. And had he said it about a Republican, it wouldn't even be a news story.
CARLSON: No, it was because Clinton was up there saying, "I'm a man of faith." Oh, leave it alone.
SEVERIN: The divine ordination would be tremendously novel, inasmuch as Hillary is the devil.
Media Matters for America has documented several of Severin's controversial statements, including calling Sen. Clinton "the Antichrist" [The Boston Globe, 3/21/01]. He most recently called her "absolutely sociopathic" and "the Manchurian candidate."