Update: Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has responded to Rush Limbaugh on Twitter.
Acevedo referenced Larry McQuilliams, the shooter who fired more than 200 rounds at government buildings in 2014. McQuilliams was involved with an anti-Semitic, anti-miscegenation movement and identified himself as a priest in the war against “anti-God people,” according to an American-Statesman report.
Earlier: While discussing the Orlando shooting on air Wednesday, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called out Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo. Or as he would pronounce it, Assevedo. Or maybe Aceveedo.
“The American left, the Democrat party, progressives, liberals hate — and I mean hate, it isn’t dislike, it is an irrational hate — they hate us,” Limbaugh said during a “See, I Told You So” segment. “By us I mean Republicans, conservatives, traditionalists, Christians. They hate us. And the proof is obvious.”
The radio pundit went on to say that he believes “the first thing” the left (to which he would later link Acevedo) does after a mass casualty event is “blame” those on the right.
Citing a Daily Caller article, Limbaugh said that a month after the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 dead, “Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told advisers that right wing extremists pose just as much of a threat to the country as Islamic extremists.” During a meeting with the Homeland Security Advisory Council, of which Acevedo is a member, Limbaugh said Austin’s police chief “shifted the discussion to the threat of right wing extremists, according to the official meeting minutes.” The radio host pronounced Acevedo’s name three different ways and admitted that he was not sure of the correct pronunciation.
“There isn’t any right wing extremism,” Limbaugh said. “There isn’t any right wing terrorism.”
Listen to the full clip below.