We all knew he was lying. It was clear from the full context of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ quote which Rick tried to use to say he was being threatened by the Obama administration after his rant against the stimulus bill on CNBC. Funny thing is now he is backing way off the claims that he was threatened. Matt Lauer puts the heat on Santelli and he folds like a cheap tent:
Around 3:00 in the above video Santelli claims “I’m not saying threatening…”
Yet to G. Gordon Liddy he clearly said threatening:
SANTELLI: He started that press conference saying, ?I don?t know where he lives, I don?t know where his house is.? This is the Press Secretary of the White House. Is that the kind of thing we want? Is that ?
LIDDY: It?s a veiled threat.
SANTELLI: It really is. [?] I don?t really want to be a spokesman, but I really am very proud of a) the response I?m getting, which is overwhelmingly positive, and b) discourse, that is debate. That if the pressure and the heat I?m taking from the White House ? the fact my kids are nervous to go to school ? I can take that, okay.
Liar. Plain and simple. Got caught. You can’t get away with this kind of crap anymore Ricky. Wise up.