The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And it is going to be a good show.
I got to tell you, I’ve been waiting, waiting, waiting to be able to hear from Larry Elder on the program. We’ll talk with Larry Elder. We’ll do sort of a double segment, probably 20 minutes or more with Larry Elder. Hear why he’s running, hear what he thinks, hear what he’ll do on day one, I ask him what he’ll do. I’m gonna ask him what he’d do on day one.
I ask all politicians, executive ones, so they’re gonna be governor, mayor, president. I love asking that question. It’s kind of a set up. If you’re any kind of candidate for office, you kind of have that answer down. But it reveals something, too. So we’ll talk with Larry Elder. Excited about that.
Thank you for tuning in. Speaking of a Larry Elder and governors and the recall, I don’t know if there’s been a day like the last 24 hours for Andrew Cuomo or any governor.
The report that has been released is an extraordinary I mean, use the indictment. It’s not a technical indictment, but it’s an extraordinary description of what’s gone on and again…
The Attorney General of New York, name is Latitia James. She is not exactly the most even handed political lawyer ever. She’s the one who ran for office saying she’s going to get Trump. That’s literally how she ran. She’s a Democrat. And in this case, it’s Democrat on Democrat.
And there is growing anxiety in the Democrat party that this is going to consume everybody from Gavin Newsom, his colleague, and this.. I mean it’s just terribly, terribly nasty.
Now, let me say something if you think and… Oh, I know why I thought about this in the news in the last 24 hours also is Governor Rod Blagojevich. Governor Rod Blagojevich, who went to jail ostensibly, I think they called it for trying to sell the Obama Senate seat after Obama was elected President. Blagojevich was calling around and saying, Eh, if you want to get that appointment, I’d love to see what you can do and all that.
He went to jail. He’s pardoned by Trump because it was a very long sentence and Trump thought it wasn’t fair. Blagojevich had a press conference in Chicago, and he’s suing to be able to run for office again.
So somewhere in the world, the Democrats are going my gosh, on the same day, we got Blagojevich in the news, and then we got Andrew Cuomo.
Here’s my point: Blagojevich did something that a lot of politicians have done, which is use his position of power to advance his political ends. Political, yeah. Trying to find political benefit by the power he had. That’s gone on forever.
And I would argue in both parties. Right? It’s a swamp. It’s using whether you can come up with other ways to talk about the corruption. I don’t think any way, anyone, by the way, thought Blagojevich was doing it for money for himself.
He was doing it for power and for influence. But still, at least the facts that have been alleged and were proven, I think he was convicted by a jury. He did something wrong.
But what Andrew Cuomo did, at least according to the more than 150, I think it was 168 page report that was released by the attorney general. And it had dozens and dozens, hundreds of hours, dozens and dozens of interviews with people who are looking at the facts. And excuse me, asking for the facts from real life people.
The one that got me was a Highway Patrol state trooper. New York’s security for the governor in New York is done by the state troopers. Some places have their own division of the government. Most of them use state troopers. They did in Missouri when I was Chief of Staff to the governor, that’s who’s in charge.
And there was a state trooper, a woman who testified under oath and said, This is what he did. This is what it was about. I mean, it’s absolutely horrendous. How he has stayed in office, before this, is stunning. How he can now stay in office is beyond me.
And the real jackpot, you may remember, is that Cuomo was one of the early backers of Joe Biden. So Joe Biden and his team have never really taken a hard line on the issues around Cuomo. In part, people think, because the people believe that they were very friendly. That’s the best way you can say about it.
The facts are now, what do you do? And the White House has been sending out word that they’re gonna push for Cuomo to quit.
But it is really, really well, and here’s what I’d say about the double standard, right? Think about the double standard in the media, where they literally spend story after story talking about Congressman Matt Gates of Florida and what he supposedly might be being investigated about, perhaps.
And all along, these stories have been known. The stories I’m talking about now, the stories of Como in this report. The people who alleged them, the women who allege these, they were all known. They’re not somewhere off in the… hard to find. There wasn’t one of them who is now living in central India.
There were dozens and dozens, and the stories were all known. So and yet we had to wait until this report. So the last thing I’ll say about this is that imagine the dynamic in New York.
Now attorney general’s dropped this report, and now the governor is clinging to power for how long? Who knows? But the reality here is it’s going to be a Democrat on Democrat fighting for a while.
And this is the danger about being in power. I mean, it’s partly a good thing, partly a bad thing, right? When you’re in power, you’ve got all these opportunies. And certainly the Biden administration’s doing a lot, but you have to worry about your own side that has empowered. And we’ll see. The real question,
I don’t think I’ll ask Larry Elder about this, but at a certain point, the first chance to punish the corruption of the Democrat governors is in California. The recall of Newsom, and Newsom and Cuomo are widely considered or were… they were widely considered the most likely people to run for President.
You know, two very successful big states, meaning, well excuse me two very successful politicians in big states. You know, it can draw on massive fundraising prowess because of their States.
And so in politics, you know, it’s a little bit like remember Scott Brown, Scott Brown won the Senate seat that was vacated upon the death of U.S. Senator of Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy. And Scott Brown was sort of the first chance for the American people to vote after Obama.
And it was a chance to do the unheard of, right? What was unheard of was the idea of a of a Republican winning a Senate seat in Massachusetts. It was almost off the absolute charts of anyone.
But it was the first chance for people to go ahead and try to find a way to express how mad they were. And I remember, by the way, in that period, there were people who were canvasing voters and making phone calls from all over the country into Massachusetts because you could sit there on your cell phone or whatever.
And by the way, Scott Brown, let me get the dates right. Scott Brown was elected and he was elected in late December of 20… Let me making sure I get it right… 2012. And so, Yeah, that’s right. No, no. Excuse me. That’s right. 2010. He took office in February, sorry, That’s what got me off. He took office on February 4th in 2010.
So it was late in 2009, just 8 or 9 months into the election when Ted Kennedy died. And then he was announced. And that’s where the election then was the December and January of 2009, 2010.
My point is it was the first chance for the people to show Obama what they thought, and they did it in the most amazing way. Gavin Newsom has a Scott Brown problem. Gavin Newsom has a Scott Brown… You heard it here first, because Scott Brown got all those people that would have never in fact, they didn’t vote for, after Scott Brown served, he was sent packing by none other than Liz Warren.
But at the time, he was given a chance to serve because people were willing to punish the Democrats and what Obama did. That’s the Scott Brown problem, the Scott Brown problem. You heard it here first. And we’ll see what happens.
And by the way, that’s why we’re talking with Larry Elder in a few minutes, because I believe the Scott Brown problem, maybe what gets us Governor Larry Elder, and I think more and more people are coming to see that way.
You know, in politics and in campaigns, one of the things you start to know is the flow of a race. And when you see not just polling, but you see kind of the energy and what you’re seeing in the recall election is it’s flowing away from Gavin Newsom, who’s got a Scott Brown problem, and it’s flowing towards Larry Elder, who has gotten more and more attention.
And I think Larry told me off the air we, were getting ready for this. He was on radio and published his columns in almost every corner of California. I mean, really extraordinary to think about how well positioned he is for this shocking development.
And the only great regret I have is if he wins, October 15th or October 30th, but he only serves until the next election, which is only a year later or until January, when the new person wore in. It’d be hard to picture him winning. But we’ll see that’s what Scott Brown did, too, made a huge difference. Remember, Scott Brown was the vote to stop Obamacare until Pelosi just jammed it through the House. as is. So a lot of there, there.
We got to take a break. We come back, we’ll talk with Larry Elder, the great Larry Elder, about why – why is he running for governor of California in the upcoming recall? Be right back, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.