- The Washington Times - Monday, May 4, 2020

Rush Limbaugh said he has an “instinctive feeling” that Joseph R. Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign may soon disappear courtesy of “the highest levels of the Democrat National Committee.”

The conservative icon said Monday his decades of experience reading political tea leaves and analyzing media bias has given him a gut instinct on the Democrat’s fate, given sexual assault allegations by former Senate staffer Tara Reade.

“Biden is somebody that’s not gonna be on the ticket anyway,” said Mr. Limbaugh, who returned from a round of cancer treatment. “Something’s gonna happen. They can’t possibly, they can’t possibly go into the race with the guy on the ticket. He couldn’t withstand one debate with Trump if there were any debates. I mean, this is my instinctive feeling about it, but the Democrats are all tied in knots and pretzels here because of the #MeToo movement, and it’s fascinating to watch the media wring their hands about it.”

The host said that biased media outlets and the DNC have a vested interest in ousting Mr. Biden, given the political stock they have invested in the #MeToo movement in recent years.

“They’ve gotten caught on” #MeToo hypocrisy, Mr. Limbaugh continued. “Now they’ve got the exact kind of allegation that [Supreme Court Justice Brett] Kavanaugh was hit with except this one is even more believable. … So they’re faced with a hard, cold reality on the Democrat side, and that is they have to find a way to get him off the ticket. But he’s got the delegates. So how do they do this?”

Mr. Limbaugh, citing a recent piece by The New York Times, suggested that the highest echelons of the Democratic Party want Mr. Biden gone so the organization and its media allies can save face on #MeToo messaging.

“They know. At the highest levels of the Democrat National Committee, they know that Joe Biden has got to go. Nonstarter,” he added. “It’s a major, major problem.”

Mr. Biden has categorically denied digitally penetrating Ms. Reade against her will after pushing her up against a wall in 1993.

“They aren’t true,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said last Friday of the claims while appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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