Limbaugh: "Obama And The White House Are Pulling Rubio's Strings"
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Now, again, it's the New York Times, so you have to take that under advisement. But the New York Times says Republicans are deeply involved, but they don't want you to know it. They don't want to admit it because they want to prove the White House is not pulling the strings. But the White House is! This is a "stealth" White House operation. The Hoeven-Corker amendment could well be an Obama administration idea submitted in this war room and then two senators were cherry-picked to put their names on it.
I don't know that that's the case, but this story in the New York Times makes it entirely possible. The New York Times story says that some Republicans, quote, "are so eager to prove that the White House is not pulling the strings that their aides say the administration is not playing any role at all," and they point to a spokesman for Marco Rubio. A spokesman for Rubio has denied that the president's involved in this at all. So, look, I can only tell you what the New York Times is saying.
It's up to you whether you want to believe it or not. The New York Times, essentially, is saying here that Obama and the White House are pulling Rubio's strings. Remember that story we had? I asked Rubio about this on the phone. It wasn't on the air, but we had a story that Schumer was playing Rubio, and then the New York.