The Political Cesspool made it to Congress last week. More precisely, it became a focal point for a House Committee Hearing concerning immigration.
Black congressmen brought up the radio program, which is hosted by our friend James Edwards and has featured Richard Spencer numerous times, to shame an Arizona sheriff for appearing on the program.
Sheriff Paul Babeu, a prominent figure among the border enforcement crowd, denied he knew of the "controversial" nature of the Cesspool and disavowed all connections to it when a paper reported on his appearance.
That isn't quite the story, according to Edwards:
I’ll reheat the story for those who may have forgotten. Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu made a guest appearance on TPC a few years ago. He came on the show and was so impressed with our work that he invited my co-host, Eddie “The Bombardier” Miller, to personally join him for a tour of our porous border. He even publicly endorsed us as “great Americans.”
Then, of course, the media complained about the fact that he would dare talk to authentic conservatives such as ourselves, called us a bunch of inappropriate names, and Sheriff Babeu was suddenly afflicted with a dreadful case of amnesia. The story reached such a frenzy that it even became a major talking point in the GOP Senatorial primary between J.D. Hayworth and John McCain. The whole ordeal was one of the more colorful chapters in our story.
Let me first say that I truly do appreciate the stand Babeu has taken on illegal aliens, that is, except for when he’s doing stuff like this. If we had known about Babeu’s baggage we’d have not had him on. I mean, the guy apparently threatened an illegal alien with deportation if he revealed the nature of their homosexual relationship and that doesn’t get brought up by the committee, while his association with me does. How insane is that?
The fact of the matter is that I can stand someone disagreeing with me. I can even stand someone changing their mind. But I cannot stand a liar. The entire sordid affair with Babeu still rubs me the wrong way only because he lied through his teeth about not knowing of our legitimate and heartfelt positions before his appearance.
Eddie Miller personally talked to Sheriff Babeu for 45 minutes on the telephone in advance of the show during which time he offered the Sheriff full disclosure about who were are, what we stand for, and what he could expect in response from the media.
After it became a big story Babeu claimed to have never spoken to us off the air and had no idea what we were about, even though he referenced the private conversation on the air with us! Sure, we’ve been betrayed before and are no strangers to having lies told about us, but this was egregious when you take in to account that Eddie had phone records at the time to back up his claim.
It’s absolutely amazing that this guy will literally put his life on the line in defense of our border, then runs scared when some creepy reporters or members of Congress ask him about TPC. That just goes to show you the power of the “R” word, but the new scarlet letter only has as much control over us as we allow it to have.
But it didn't look like the Steve Scalise defense worked, as Edwards' comments to a local Arizona paper that Babeu knew exactly what TPC was about was recorded into congressional record.
Watch Babeu get confronted with the truth in this clip starting at 2:20:20.