Matt Bevin's Cockfighting Controversy

  • Aired:  04/07/14
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GOP Senate candidate Matt Bevin faces backlash after speaking at a cockfighting rally in Kentucky. (4:21)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACKEVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, PRIMARY SEASON IS UPONUS AND I COULD NOT BE MORE

EXCITED.

FINALLY A CHANCE TO SEE SOMEFRESH NEW FACES BEING

BANKROLLED BY THE SAME OLDFACES.

(LAUGHTER)AND FOLKS, NO FACE NEEDS

FRESHENING MORE THAN MITCHMcCONNELL.

I HAVE RECENTLY ALWAYS BEENOPPOSED TO MITCH McCONNELL.

HE CLAIMS TO BE A SMALLGOVERNMENT CONSERVATIVE, YET

HE WORKS FOR THE UNITEDSTATES SENATE, PICK A SIDE,

SIR, THANKFULLY McCONNELL ISFACING A STRONG PRIMARY

CHALLENGE FROM KENTUCKY TEAPARTY DARLING MATT BEVIN,

THIS WILL BE HIS CLOSESTRACE SINCE HE BEAT THAT

HAIR.

BUT NOW, BUT NOW THE LIBERAL,YOU ALL KNOW-- THE LIBERAL

KENTUCKY MEDIA IS GOINGAFTER MY MAN BEVIN JUST

BECAUSE HE SPOKE AT ACOCKFIGHTING RALLY.

FOLKS, THAT'S JUST GOODPOLITICS.

A CANDIDATE HAS TO REACH ALLCONSTITUENCIES.

SOCCER MOMS, COCKFIGHTINGDADS, BEAR BAITING UNCLES,

HORSEWHIPPING SISTERS IN LAW,AND PERSONALLY I WAS

THRILLED WHEN I HEARD ABOUTBEVIN'S CONNECTION TO

GAMECOCKERY.

LONG TIME VIEWERS OF THEREPORT KNOW SOMETHING KNOW

I'M SOMETHING OF ACOCK-THUSIAST.

THERE IS NO GREATER RUSHTHAN WATCHING A FILIPINO

BLUE FACE GO BEAK TO BEAKWITH A CHINESE SILKE, THE

SMELL OF THE DUST, THE GLEAMOF THE BLADE, THE CALL OF

PEPE THE TOOTHLESS BOOKIE.

IT IS THE SWEET SCIENCEFOLLOWED SHORTLY BY THE

SAVORY SOUP.

BUT APPARENTLY, AND I DIDNOT KNOW THIS, SOME

SO-CALLED AMERICANS OPPOSEMAKING ROOSTERS FIGHT TO THE

DEATH.

THEY PREFER THEIR POULTRY TOBE HUMANELY CRAMMED INTO A

CRATE AND COMPASSIONATELYBEHEADED BY A HOMICIDAL

CONVEYER BELT.

SO NOW ATTACK CHICKENS ARECIRCLING MATT BEVIN WITH THE

HUMANE SOCIETY CALLING FORHIM TO WITHDRAW FROM THE

RACE.

THANKFULLY, BEVIN HAS APERFECTLY REASONABLE

EXPLANATION FOR WHY HE SPOKEAT THE COCKFIGHTING RALLY.

HE DID NOT REALIZE THE EVENTHAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH

COCKFIGHTING.

I MEAN HOW-- HOW COULD HE! HOWCOULD HE KNOW THE EVENT WAS

HOSTED BY THE AMERICANGAMEFOUL DEFENSE NETWORK.

THAT NAME COULD MEANANYTHING.

I MEAN IT COULD BE ABOUTGIVING ASSAULT RIFLES TO

ROOSTERS.

I WOULD PAY TO SEE THAT.

AND AS BEVIN POINTED OUT, LIFEON THE TRAIL MOVES TOO FAST

TO NOTICE DETAILS LIKE WHOYOU ARE TALKING TO.

JIM?

>> I WAS THE FIRST PERSON TOSPEAK AND THEN I HAD TO

BOOGIE BECAUSE I HAD TO GETTO OWENSBORO WHERE I WAS

ALSO SPEAKING AT ANUNBRIDLED LIBERTY RALLY.

>> Stephen: YES, HE'S MOVINGALL OVER THE STATE, SPEAKING

HERE, SPEAKING THERE, HISHANDLERS DRIVE HIM AROUND IN

A WINDOWLESS VAN WITH A BAGON HIS HEAD AND WHIP IT OFF

AND HE JUST GOES FOR ITLIBERTY, AND THEN BACK IN

THE BAG.

AND-- (APPLAUSE)

>> AND AS A MEMBER OF THETEA PARTY, BEVIN WANTS

EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THEREPUGNANT PRACTICE OF

COCKFIGHTING WHICH HE IN NOWAY CONDONES IS ALSO A PROUD

AMERICAN TRADITION.

>> WHEN YOU LOOK ATCOCKFIGHTING AND DOGFIGHTING

AS WELL.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING NEW.

THE FOUNDING FATHERS WEREALL, MANY OF THEM ACTIVELY

INVOLVED IN THIS AND ALWAYSHAVE BEEN.

>> Stephen: YES.

THEY ALL, THEY WERE ACTIVELYINVOLVED IN COCKFIGHTING AND

ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.

WHICH MEANS THERE MUST BECOCKFIGHTING IN HEAVEN.

THOUGH TECHNICALLY THEYSTRAP SPURS ON THE ANGELS

AND MAKE THEM GO AT IT.

THE POINT IS, OUR FOUNDERSDID IT.

IT IS OUR HERITAGE.

AND SHOULD CONTINUE TODAY.

THE SAME REASON WE SHOULDALL BE DUALING WITH PISTOLS

AND BONING OUR SLAVES.

SO LAYOFF MATT BEVIN.

HE DOES NOT CONDONE IT BUTIF YOU ARE GOING TO HOLD A

RALLY TO SUPPORTCOCKFIGHTING, HE WILL BE

THERE AND NOT KNOW WHY.WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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