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The Brody File: South Carolina Nasty - February 18, 2016

The Brody File crew is on the ground in South Carolina for the GOP Primary. The insults are flying. We hear from the candidates as The Brody File gives you a sense of what to expect down in the Palmetto State. Read Transcript


David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

LOOK WHERE WE HAVE WOUND

UP?

WE'RE IN THE LOW COUNTRY,

CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA.

BOY, IS THIS STATE

BEAUTIFUL.

AND IT REALLY IS EXTREMELY

IMPORTANT POLITICALLY.

WE'VE BEEN THROUGH IOWA

AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND NOW

IT IS SOUTH CAROLINA'S

TURN, AND THEY HAVE A

MAJOR DECISION ON THEIR

HANDS.

MORE ON THAT IN A MOMENT.

LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT

ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF

THIS STATE.

LOOK, SINCE 1890, THIS

STATE HAS PICKED THE

WINNER OF THE EVENTUAL

REPUBLICAN NOMINEE IN

EVERY SINGLE CONTEST

EXCEPT LAST TIME AROUND.

NEUT GINGRICH WON IN SOUTH

CAROLINA, BUT MITT ROMNEY

WAS THE NOMINEE.

THESE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN

ALL OVER THE STATE, UP

STATE, THROUGH GREENEVILLE

AND IN CHARLESTON, AND

EVEN MYRTLE BEACH.

THIS STATE HAS A LOT TO

OFFER.

TED CRUZ -- WE'VE BEEN

HERE TO COVER HIM, AND

WE'VE COVERED RUBIO AND

DONALD TRUMP, AND WE WANT

YOU TO GET A SAMPLING OF

SOME OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN ON

THE STUMP.

LET'S BEGIN WITH TED CRUZ.

ALL ACROSS SOUTH

CAROLINA AND ALL ACROSS

THIS COUNTRY, PEOPLE ARE

WAKING UP.

WE LAUNCHED THE CAMPAIGN

MARCH 23rd AT LIBERTY

UNIVERSITY.

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

OPINED, "CRUZ CANNOT WIN."

BECAUSE THE WASHINGTON

ELITES DESPISE HIM.

I KIND OF THOUGHT THAT WAS

THE WHOLE POINT OF THE

CAMPAIGN.

[APPLAUSE]

LISTEN, IF YOU THINK

THINGS ARE GOING GREAT IN

WASHINGTON, THEN WE NEED

TO KEEP HEADING IN THE

SAME BASIC DIRECTION, THEN

I AIN'T YOUR GUY.

ON THE OTHER HAND, IF YOU

THINK WASHINGTON IS

FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN, THAT

THERE IS A BIPARTISAN

CORRUPTION, THAT THERE ARE

CAREER POLITICIANS IN BOTH

PARTIES, THAT HAVE ITS WAY

WITH THE LOBBYISTS AND

SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT

THROW GOVERNMENT, AND WE

NEED TO TAKE POLITICS OUT

OF WASHINGTON, THEN THAT'S

WE THE PEOPLE.

David: AS FOR DONALD

TRUMP, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?

HIS RALLIES ARE

TERRIFIC -- HE WOULD BE

THE FIRST TO SAY IT.

ANYWAY, HERE IS SOME OF

WHAT HE HAD TO SAY IN

SOUTH CAROLINA.

YOU KNOW, I NEVER

REALIZED -- I'VE ALWAYS

KNOWN POLITICIANS WERE

DISHONEST, BUT I HAD NEVER

KNOWN THE LEVEL OF

DISHONESTY.

I DEAL IN INDUSTRIES, BUT

MOSTLY REAL ESTATE IN

MANHATTAN AND DIFFERENT

PLACES, BUT I HAVE NEVER

SEEN PEOPLE AS DISHONEST

AS POLITICIANS.

THEY WILL SAY ANYTHING.

AND THIS GUY, TED CRUZ,

GETS UP AND SAYS DONALD

TRUMP DOES NOT RESPECT THE

SECOND AMENDMENT.

MORE THAN ANYBODY, I

RESPECT THE SECOND

AMENDMENT.

NO, NO, THAT'S LIES.

AND THEN THEY DO

COMMERCIALS.

AND THEY DO IT TO BEN

CARSON.

IN ALL FAIRNESS, JEB

MISREPRESENTS, BUT THESE

ARE MINOR

MISREPRESENTATIONS, AND HE

IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE, SO

WHO CARES.

David: AND DR. BEN

CARSON, HE HAS BEEN ALL

OVER THE STATE AS WELL.

HE WENT TO BOB JONES

UNIVERSITY, UP STATE, NEAR

GREENEVILLE THERE --

ACTUALLY IN GREENEVILLE,

AND WE HAVE SOME OF THAT

WE WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU.

AND HE IS ALWAYS SO SMART

AND ELOQUENT WHEN HE

TALKS.

THE SECOND PROGRESSIVE

MOVEMENT IS VERY DANGEROUS

IN THIS COUNTRY.

AND THEY ALCOHO ACTUALLY ARE THE

MINORITY, BUT THEY'RE

DRIVING THE VOTE BECAUSE

THEY REALLY DON'T CARE

WHETHER YOU AGREE WITH

THEM OR NOT.

AS LONG AS YOU SIT DOWN

AND KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

AND IT'S TIME FOR US TO

STAND UP AND OPEN OUR

MOUTHS.

David: YOU KNOW,

SOUTH CAROLINA HAS NOT

JUST BEEN A PLACE FOR THE

CANDIDATES TO COME AND

GIVE THEIR STUMP SPEECHES,

THERE ARE TWO REAL

IMPORTANT DEBATES.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS TO TAKE A

LOOK AT.

JEB IS SO WRONG.

JEB IS SO ABSOLUTELY

WRONG.

JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND --

YOU KNOW WHO THAT IS?

THAT'S JEB'S SPECIAL

INTERESTS AND LOBBYISTS.

LOOK WHO IS TALKING.

LET ME JUST TELL YOU

SOMETHING --

[BOOING]

JEB IS SO WRONG.

YOU'VE GOT TO FIGHT ISIS

FIRST.

YOU FIGHT ISIS FIRST.

RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE RUSSIA,

IRAN, YOU HAVE THEM WITH

SYRIA.

YOU HAVE TO KNOCK OUT

ISIS.

THEY'RE CHOPPING OFF

HEADS.

THESE ARE ANIMALS.

YOU HAVE TO KNOCK THEM OFF

STRONG.

YOU DECIDE WHAT DO DO

AFTER.

YOU CAN'T FIGHT TWO WARS

AT ONE TIME.

IF YOU LISTEN TO HIM AND

YOU LISTEN TO SOME OF THE

FOLKS THAT I'VE BEEN

LISTENING TO -- THAT'S WHY

WE'VE BEEN IN THE MIDDLE

EAST FOR 15 YEARS AND WE

HAVEN'T WON ANYTHING.

WE SPENT $5 TRILLION IN

THE MIDDLE EAST BECAUSE OF

THINKING LIKE THAT.

WE SPENT $5 TRILLION --

LINDSAY GRAHAM, WHO BACKS

THEM, WHO HAS ZERO ON HIS

BALLS -- LET ME JUST TELL

YOU SOMETHING, WE

EXPECT -- WE EXPECT -- I

ONLY TELL THE TRUTH,

LOBBYISTS.

WE HAVE SPENT $5 TRILLION.

WE HAVE TO REBUILD OUR

COUNTRY.

WE HAVE TO REBUILD OUR

INFRASTRUCTURE.

YOU LISTEN TO THAT, AND

WE'RE GOING TO BE THERE

FOR ANOTHER 15 YEARS.

THE VERY BASIC FACT IS

VLADIMIR PUTIN IS NOT

GOING TO BE AN ALLY OF THE

UNITED STATES.

THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS

THIS.

IT IS A SIMPLE, BASIC

FACT.

THEY'RE NOT EVEN

ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OWN

ISIS.

THEY'RE ATTACKING THE

TROOPS THAT WE'RE

SUPPORTING.

WE NEED TO CREATE A

COALITION, A SUNNI-LED

COALITION TO DESTROY ISIS

AND BRING ABOUT STABILITY.

AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITH

ASSAD IN POWER.

WE'RE SUPPORTING TROOPS

THAT WE DON'T EVEN KNOW

WHO THEY ARE.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO

THEY ARE.

GENTLEMEN, I THINK

WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE THAT

THERE.

THIS GUY WHO GETS HIS

FOREIGN POLICY FROM SHOWS.

HE IS A GREAT NEGOTIATOR

IN IRAN.

WE'RE LIVING IN DANGEROUS

TIMES.

THIS IS A MAN WHO INSULTED

HIS WAY TO THE NOMINATION.

I LIKE DONALD.

HE IS AN AMAZING

ENTERTAINER.

THANK YOU, VER VERY MUCH, I

APPRECIATE IT IL.

>. FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE,

HE HAS DESCRIBED HIMSELF

AS VERY PRO-CHOICE AND AS

A SUPPORTER OF PARTIAL

ABORTION.

I DISAGREE WITH HIM ON

THAT --

YOU ARE THE SINGLE

BIGGEST LIAR.

YOU PROBABLY ARE WORSE

THAN JEB BUSH.

THIS GUY LIED -- LET ME

JUST TELL YOU, THIS GUY

LIED ABOUT BEN CARSON WHEN

HE TOOK VOTES AWAY FROM

BEN CARSON IN IOWA.

AND HE JUST CONTINUES.

AND TODAY WE HAD ROBOCALLS

SAYING DONALD TRUMP IS NOT

GOING TO RUN IN SOUTH

CAROLINA, WHERE I'M

LEADING BY A LOT.

VOTE FOR TED CRUZ.

THIS IS THE SAME THING HE

DID TO BEN CARSON.

THIS GUY WILL SAY

ANYTHING.

NASTY GUY.

NOW I KNOW WHY HE DOESN'T

HAVE ONE ENDORSEMENT FROM

ANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES.

HE IS A NASTY GUY.

I WILL SAY -- I WILL

SAY, AND IT'S FAIRLY

REMARKABLE TO SEE DONALD

DEFENDING HIM AFTER HE

CALLED HIS PATHOLOGICAL

AND COMPARED HIM TO A

CHILD MOLESTER, BOTH OF

WHICH WERE OFFENSIVE AND

WRONG.

IF DONALD DIDN'T AGREE

WITH THE SUBSTANCE, THAT

HE SUPPORTS PLANNED

PARENTHOOD -- HE HAS A

WEIRD PATTERN.

WHEN YOU POINT TO HIS OWN

RECORD, HE SCREAMS LIAR,

LIAR, LIAR.

HEY, TED, WHERE DID I

SUPPORT IT.

IF YOU WANT TO GO AND

WATCH THE VIDEO, GO TO OUR

WEBSITE, TEDCRUZ.COM.

WHERE DID I SUPPORT IT?

YOU SUPPORTED IT WHEN

WE WERE BATTLING OVER

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

THAT'S A LOT OF --

YOU SAID PLANNED

PARENTHOOD DOES WONDERFUL

THINGS.

IT DOES WONDERFUL

THINGS, BUT NOT WHEN IT

HAS TO DO WITH ABORTION.

THERE ARE WONDERFUL THINGS

WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN'S

HEALTH.

David: WHEN WE COME

BACK FROM THE LOW COUNTRY

HERE IN CHARLESTON, NORTH

CAROLINA, NIKKI HALEY, THE

GOVERNOR, A LOT OF FOLKS

LOVE HER, ALTHOUGH SHE

SAID SOME CONTROVERSIAL

THINGS THAT HAVE THE PARTY

OF THE REPUBLICANS IN A

BIT OF AN UP ROAR.

MORE ON THAT IN A MOMENT.

David: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

IT IS BEAUTIFUL DOWN HERE.

WE'VE GOT LIVE OAK

TREES --

David: LIVE OAK

TREES AND SPANISH MOSS --

I DON'T KNOW THESE TERMS

DOWN HERE.

I'M FROM NEW YORK.

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY DOWN

HERE IN CHARLESTON.

OKAY, NIKKI HALEY, THE

GOVERNOR OF SOUTH

CAROLINA, SHE HAS HAD AN

INTERESTING TIMELINE IN

ALL OF THIS.

SHE STARTED OUT AS THE TEA

PARTY DARLING, AND THEN

SHE BECAME GOVERNOR OF THE

STATE.

THE CONSERVATIVES LOVED

HER.

AND THEN SHE HAD THE STATE

OF THE UNION SITUATION,

WHERE SHE KIND OF TOOK

DONALD TRUMP TO TASK ABOUT

SOME OF THE ANGER COMING

FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW

OTHER THINGS ALONG THE

ROAD.

LET'S HEAR A LITTLE OF

WHAT NIKKI HALEY HAD TO

SAY.

IN MANY PARTS OF

SOCIETY, WHETHER IN

POPULAR CULTURE, ACADEMIA,

THE MEDIA OR POLITICS,

THERE IS A TENDENCY TO

FALSELY EQUATE NOISE WITH

RESULTS.

SOME PEOPLE THINK YOU HAVE

TO BE THE LOUDEST VOICE IN

THE ROOM TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE.

THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE.

OFTEN THE BEST THING WE

CAN DO IS TURN DOWN THE

VOLUME.

WHEN THE SOUND IS QUIETER,

YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR WHAT

SOMEONE ELSE IS SAYING.

AND THAT CAN MAKE A WORLD

OF DIFFERENCE.

David: NIKKI HALEY

WITH SOME PRETTY STRONG

WORDS.

AND DONALD TRUMP DID NOT

TAKE TOO KINDLY TO THOSE

WORDS.

IT LEADS TO A BRODY FILE

COMMENTARY.

LOOK, SOME OF THE COMMENTS

COMING FROM NIKKI HALEY

REALLY DO REPRESENT THE

STRUGGLE WITHIN THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY.

NIKKI HALEY -- THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT IT THAT YOU

CAN MAKE THE CASE THAT SHE

IS A CONSERVATIVE

GOVERNOR.

HOWEVER, SHE IS ALSO A

POLITICIAN, AND SHE IS

PLAYING THE GAME.

AND THERE IS A GAME TO BE

PLAYED, AND THAT'S WHY

DONALD TRUMP IS DOING SO

WELL BECAUSE HE IS NOT

PLAYING THE SAME

POLITICIAN GAME.

AND NIKKI HALEY CLEARLY

IS.

I THINK THAT HAS RUBBED

SOME CONSERVATIVES NOT

JUST IN SOUTH CAROLINA,

BUT NATIONALLY THE WRONG

WAY.

YOU HAVE RUSH LIMBAUGH AND

A LOT OF OTHER FOLKS THAT

HAVE NOT BEEN TOO HAPPY

WITH HER.

REALLY WHAT IT ENDS UP

BECOMING IS SOMEWHAT OF A

SYSTEMATIC, IF YOU WILL,

WITH WHAT THE PARTY IS

STRUGGLING WITH RIGHT NOW.

WHAT ARE THEY?

SHOULD THEY BE FIRE AND

BRIMSTONE ON IMMIGRATION

AND OTHER ISSUES?

NIKKI HALEY SEEMS TO BE

SUGGESTING THERE NEEDS TO

BE MORE OF THAT

ALL-INCLUSIVE PHILOSOPHY,

BUT WHERE HAS IT REALLY

GOTTEN THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY, NOT JUST AS OFr

LATE, BUT THROUGHOUT THE

LAST FEW DECADES.

IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT

IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE

FUTURE.

> WHEN WE ROLL ON, A BIG

ISSUE IN SOUTH CAROLINA,

THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD

VIDEOS AND THE DEFUNDING

OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

TED CRUZ HAS A FEW THINGS

TO SAY ABOUT THAT WHEN WE

COME BACK.

David: AN AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO

CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA.

WE LOVE IT DOWN HERE.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL, THE

WINTER, BUT IT IS

CHARLESTON.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL DOWN HERE,

WE LOVE IT.

TED CRUZ AND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD, HE GOES AROUND

THE COUNTRY AND TALKS

QUITE A BIT, ACTUALLY,

ABOUT DEFUNDING PLANNED

PARENTHOOD IF HE WAS

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

AND THERE ARE OTHER

CANDIDATES THAT WOULD DO

THE SAME THING.

BUT TED CRUZ HAS QUITE A

SWAGGER WHEN HE SAYS IT.

HAVE A LOOK.

THE SECOND THING I

INTEND TO DO ON THE FIRST

DAY IN OFFICE IS INSTRUCT

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE TO OPEN AN

INVESTIGATION INTO PLANNED

PARENTHOOD AND THESE

HORRIBLE VIDEOS.

[APPLAUSE]

THE ADMINISTRATION OF

JUSTICE SHOULD BE BLIND TO

PARTY IDEOLOGY.

THE ONLY FIDELITY AT THE

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

SHOULD BE TO THE LAWS AND

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

UNITED STATES.

David: OBVIOUSLY TED

CRUZ KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT

IT IS TO TALK ABOUT

DEFUNDING PLANNED

PARENTHOOD.

AND MANY OF THE OTHER

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FEEL

THE SAME WAY.

MARGMARGORIE DANCEFELDER IS

PRESIDENT OF A BIG

PRO-LIFE GROUP IN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

SHE IS LEADING THE FIGHT

AROUND THE COUNTRY TO MAKE

SURE THIS ISSUE OF PLANNED

PARENTHOOD AND DEFUNDING

THE PRO-ABORTION

ORGANIZATION IS A TYPE

PRIORITY FOR THESE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES.

THERE IS REALLY

CONTRASTS BETWEEN EVERY

ONE OF THESE CANDIDATES

AND HILLARY CLINTON OR

BERNIE SANDERS -- IT

REALLY IS COMING APART ON

THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE.

THE FABRIC OF THEIR HOLE

MOVEMENT IS STARTING TO

COME APART AT THE SCENES.

YOU CAN TELL THAT BECAUSE

NANCNANCY PELOSI IS UNDER

FIRE.

AND DEBBIE WASSERMAN IS

UNDER FIRE.

WHY?

BECAUSE SHE MADE THE

MISTAKE OF TELLING THE

TRUTH.

SHE SAID THE PROBLEM WITH

THEIR MOVEMENT IS THAT IT

IS LACKING THE ENERGY OF

YOUTH.

THE YOUTH ARE COMPLACENT.

SHE GETS ATTACKED FOR

TELLING THE TRUTH THERE.

IT IS VERY INTERESTING IN

THE "WASHINGTON POST"

INTERVIEW WITH NANCY

PELOSI, SHE HAD THE NERVE

TO SAY THAT SHE WAS NOT

FOR ABORTION ON DEMAND,

AND SHE WAS NOT FOR

ABORTION AND BIRTH

CONTROL.

WE KNOW WHAT HER VIEWS

ARE.

WE HAVE SEEN HER

CONSISTENT VOTING RECORD.

SHE HAS VOTED CONSISTENTLY

AGAINST HER PURPORTED

MORAL BELIEFS.

BUT SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE

SHOULD BE SAYING, AND I

THINK THAT IS REALLY

IMPORTANT.

SHE SHOULD BE SAYING I'M

AGAINST THESE THINGS.

IT IS REALLY A TIME OF

GREAT OPTIMISM.

THE OTHER THING I WOULD

ADD IS THAT THE BILL OF

STOPPING ABORTION AFTER

FIVE MONTHS IS SUPPORTED

BY ALL OF THOSE

CANDIDATES, ALL OF THE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES,

WITHOUT EXCEPTION, AND

WITHOUT EXCEPTION ON THE

OTHER SIDE, CLINTON AND

BERNIE SANDERS, AND THE

ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTLY

AND MOVEMENT IS AGAINST

ANY RESTRICTIONS

WHATSOEVER.

THEY ARE REALLY ON THE

WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY.

AND THEY HAVE EVERYTHING

TO LOSE.

THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT HAS

EVERYTHING TO GAIN.

David: WHAT ABOUT

WHOEVER WINS THIS

REPUBLICAN NOMINATION,

THERE IS GOING TO BE A

RELEASE AND SAY, OKAY,

LET'S MOVE TO THE MIDDLE.

LET'S NOT DEAL WITH EITHER

OF IT, THEY CALL IT THE

WAR ON WOMEN, WHICH WE

KNOW IS JUNK.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THESE

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WHO

MAY THINK THAT THEY HAVE

TO KIND OF COME TO THE

MIDDLE AND TALK A LITTLE

MORE MODERATELY ABOUT THIS

ISSUE?

WELL, I THINK THAT ONE

THING THAT WE HAVE SEEN IS

THAT THE HEAD WINDS MOVING

INTO THE ELECTION ARE

VERY, VERY STRONG IN TERMS

OF REPUBLICANS.

BUT YOUR 100% RIGHT.

THE RULE OF POLITICS IS

ALWAYS ONCE YOU GET TO THE

GENERAL SESSION, THE

LANGUAGE STARTS TO TONE

DOWN.

AND THAT IS THE BE

EXPECTED.

HOWEVER, THERE IS NO

REASON WHATSOEVER TO IN

ANY WAY SLACKEN THE

PRO-LIFE POSITIONS THAT

ANY OF THESE CANDIDATES

HAVE TAKEN.

IT WE WONT T WANT TO HAVE OUR

MESSAGE CONTINUE FROM THE

GRASSROOTS, HELPING THEM,

SUPPORTING THEM WHEN THEY

SAY GOOD THINGS.

AND MAYBE IN A GOOD

FRIENDSHIP, COMING AROUND

THEM AND SAYING, WE THINK

YOU COULD BE A LITTLE

STRONGER WHEN THEY'RE NOT

BEING AS STRONG AS THEY

CAN.

David: ALL RIGHT.

WHEN WE COME BACK, A REAL

INTERESTING STORY: A GREAT

GUY DOWN HERE IN SOUTH

CAROLINA, CHAD CONNELLY

NOW DOING BIG THINGS FOR

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL

COMMITTEE WHEN IT COMES TO

EVANGELICAL VOTERS.

BACK WITH HIS STORY.

IT IS A TELLING ONE.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

WE'RE HERE IN CHAR CHARLESTON,

THE LOW COUNTRY.

WE LOVE IT HERE.

CHAD CONNELLY, THE FORMER

REPUBLICAN CHAIR OF THE

SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN

PARTY DOWN HERE, A GREAT

GUY, HE IS NOW IN CHARGE

OF EVANGELICAL OUTREACH

FOR THE REPUBLICAN

NATIONAL COMMITTEE IN

WASHINGTON.

I HAD A CHANCE TO

INTERVIEW HIM A COUPLE OFF

YEARS AGO.

WE WANT TO BRING SOME OF

THAT BACK.

IT IS PART OF OUR BRODY

FILE ARCHIVE SERIES.

*

I THINK THE PARTY HAS

HAD CREDIBILITY PROBLEMS.

IT IS PART OF POLITICS.

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT.

I'M ON THE DEACON BOARD,

AND HAVE BEEN ON THE

DEACON BOARD AT MY CHURCH,

AND IT REALLY IS NO

DIFFERENT.

THEY WANT TO LABEL

EVERYTHING AS THIS OR

THAT.

I HAD TO BUILD CREDIBILITY

AND AUTHENTICITY.úú

I LEFT THE CHAIRMANSHIP OFú

SOUTH CAROLINA BECAUSE Iú

BELIEVE IN CHAIRMAN

PREVUS.

I BELIEVE HE HAS A VISION

ON THIS.

THE ALL HANDS ON DECK IS

THE RIGHT APPROACH.

A CONSERVATIVE,

FAITH-BASED MESSAGE WORKS.

I THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND

IT.

WHEN YOU BUILD

RELATIONSHIPS AND

COMMUNICATE THAT, PEOPLE

LIKE IT AND WANT TO BE A

PART OF IT.

I TRAVELLED ALL OVER THE

COUNTRY, MEETING WITH

FAITH LEADERS, PASTORS,

AND PRIESTS.

I'VE SPOKEN TO OVER 15,000

PASTORS, AND A LOT OF

ONE-ON-ONES.

A COUPLE OF THINGS: THE

FIRST THING AFTER THE

AUTHENTICITY, OUR PEOPLE,

DAVID, HAVE BEEN TALKED

OUT OF THE ARENA.

I REALLY THINK THE LEFT,

AND PARTICULARLY THE

MEDIA, HAS BEEN REALLY

GOOD AT SAYING, YOU

CHRISTIANS, BOY, YOU ALL

DO EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS

AND MY KIDS LOVE THAT

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, BUT

YOU SHOULDN'T BE INVOLVED

IN POLITICS OR EDUCATION.

THAT WOULD BE A VIOLATION

OF THE SEPARATION OF

CHURCH AND STATE.

AND WE TURN THE OTHER

CHEEK, AND WE'RE GOOD AT

IT.

I THINK WE'RE AT A TIME IN

OUR NATION'S HISTORY THAT

WE BETTER NOT TURN THE

TABLES OVER JESUS.

IF WE'RE NOT INVOLVED AND

ENGAGED, I DON'T KNOW

WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO

FROM HERE.

I TOLD PASTORS, WE'VE

WORKED HARD TO AVOID

POLICY FOR YEARS.

BUT POLICY IS NOT AVOIDING

US.

IF THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF

SPEECH IN THE PULPIT,

THERE IS NO FREEDOM OF

SPEECH ANYWHERE.

SO I STARTED RESEARCHING

THOSE NUMBERS.

AROUND 89 MILLION PEOPLE

WHO WOULD IDENTIFY AS BORN

AGAIN OR EVANGELICAL,

35.5 MILLION OF THOSE

VOTED IN 2012.

THAT MEANS 60 MILLION

PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY

BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE AND

CORE VALUES DIDN'T EVEN

BOTHER TO VOTE.

THEY'VE BEEN TOLD THAT'S

POLITICAL.

IN MY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

FOR YEARS I TAUGHT ON

POLITICAL VIEWS.

IT TOLD ME NOT CHAD'S VIEW

OR DAVID'S VIEW, BUT WHAT

DOES GOD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT

THIS.

IN GOD'S WORLD VIEW,

VOTING IS NOT POLITICAL,

IT'S SPIRITUAL.

OUR VOTING IS A WITNESS

AND A TESTIMONY TO THE

COMMUNITY OF WHAT WE

BELIEVE IN.

THAT'S HOW WE GET ELECTED

OFFICIALS WHO REFLECT WHAT

WE BELIEVE IN.

IF THERE ARE 60 MILLION OF

US NOT EVEN VOTING, NO

WONDER WE'RE IN A MESS.

David: WHAT ABOUT

THE ARGUMENT, THERE ARE A

LOT OF EVANGELICALS WHO

SAY THE DEMOCRATS ARE OFF

THE RESERVATION WHEN IT

COMES TO POLITICAL

ISSUES -- WE HEAR WE HAVE

TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE.

ARE PEOPLE CONCERNED THAT

REPUBLICANS WILL LOOK AT

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND SAY,

POLITICALLY THAT'S NOT AN

ISSUE FOR US, SO WE'LL

DITCH THE ISSUE.

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS

THE NATURAL HOME FOR

PEOPLE OF FAITH.

ONE OF MY MOST PROUD

MOMENTS AS A CHAIRMAN WAS

GETTING TO PUT IN THE MOST

PRO-FAMILY, BEST PLATFORM

EVER PUT IN IN POLITICAL

PARTY IN HISTORY IN TAMPA

IN 2012.

WE HAVE NOTHING TO BE

ASHAMED OF.

THIS IS A PLACE WHERE GOD

HAS GOT A HOME.

I'VE GOT A WIFE AND FOUR

KIDS.

I CAN'T GET THEM TO AGREE

ON A WHOPPER AND A BIG

MAC.

I'VE BEEN IN DEACON

MEETINGS FOR YEARS, AND I

CAN'T THEM TO AGREE ON

EVERYTHING.

WE'LL NEVER FIND SOMEBODY

WHO A MILLION PERCENT ON

EVERYTHING.

BUT I BELIEVE OUR IDEAS

AND FAITH-BASED VALUES

RESONATE WITH PEOPLE.

I THINK THEY RESONATE WITH

VOTERS.

I THINK THEY MAKE SENSE TO

THEM.

MAYBE WE HAVEN'T DONE A

VERY GOOD JOB OF GETTING

THAT MESSAGE OUT THERE.

IT IS PART OF WHAT I TOLD

WRIGHT: LET ME GO TALK TO

THE CHURCHES.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE

THEY LIVE.

IF THEY SAY THEY AGREE IN

THE SAME BIBLE I READ

EVERY DAY, THEN I NEED TO

TALK TO THEM.

BECAUSE THOSE ARE OUR

VOTERS, AND THEY OUGHT TOFF

BE VOTING.F

David: CHAD

CONNELLY, A GREAT GUY AND

COMPELLING STORY.

YOU CAN READ MORE ON HIM

ON

thebrodyfile@gmail.com.

BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO THE

SHOW.

BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU, WE

WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT

OF WHAT IS NESS.

NEXT.

WHAT COMES AFTER SOUTH

CAROLINA.

MARCH 1st, A HUGE DAY IN

THE AMERICAN POLITICS,

THEY'RE CALLING IT THE

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

PRIMARY DAY AND THAT'S

BECAUSE 12 STATES ARE

GOING TO VOTE ON THAT DAY,

MANY OF THEM HERE IN THE

SOUTH.F

AFTER THAT, IT IS ON TO

FLORIDA.FF

ABOUT TWO WEEKS LATER ORF

SO.FF

AND WE, AT THAT POINT,

SHOULD HAVE A REAL GOOD

SENSE OF WHAT IS GOING ONF

OR WHAT'S NOT GOING ON.

WHO KNOWS AT THIS POINT.F

IT'S GIVEN US A HEADACHEF

AND WE'VEF HAD TO TAKEF

EXCEDRIN QUITE A BIT.

ANY WAY, WE APPRECIATE YOU

JOINING US ON "THE BRODY

FILE."F

WE'VE HAD SHRIMP AND

GRITS, AND WE HAVE GAINEDF

A LOT OF WEIGHT.

SO, THANKS AGAIN.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON

THE ROAD WITH "THE BRODY

FILE."

HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE,

HILHILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE

SANDERS ARE GEARING UP FOR

THE NEVADA CAUCUS ON

SATURDAY.

SANDERS IS WORKING TO

RAISE HIS SUPPORT AMONG

BLACKS AND HISPANICS.

IN BOTH SOUTH CAROLINA AND

NEVADA, MANY VOTERS MAY

DECIDE AT THE LAST MINUTE,

AND, AS ALWAYS, THEY WILL

HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

HEATHER SELLS, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: IN THE

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

CBN NEWS, DONALD TRUMP

SAYS AS PRESIDENT HE WOULD

SIGN A BILL DEFUNDING

PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

OUR CBN'S DAVID BRODY

SPOKE WITH HIM IN

CHARLESTON, SOUTH

CAROLINA.

> AS A PRESIDENT, IF A

BILL CAME TO YOUR DESK

THAT DEFUNDED PLANNED

PARENTHOOD, YOU WOULD DO

THAT?

YES, BUT AS LONG AS

THEY DID THE ABORTIONS, I

WOULD DEFUND IT.

THEY SAY IT IS 3% OF THEIR

WORK, SOME PEOPLE SAY IT

IS 10%, SOME PEOPLE SAY IT

IS 8%.

I HEAR ALL DIFFERENT

PERCENTAGES, BUT IT

DOESN'T MATTER.

AS LONG AS THEY'RE

INVOLVED WITH ABORTION, AS

FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,

FORGET IT.

AND I WOULDN'T FUND THEM,

REGARDLESS.

BUT THEY DO DO OTHER GOOD

WORK.

I'VE HAD WOMEN TELL ME

THEY DO SOME EXCELLENT

WORK.

I THINK YOU HAVE TO ALSO

HAVE TO PUT THAT INTO

ACCOUNT.

BUT I WOULD DEFUND PLANNED

PARENTHOOD BECAUSE OF

THEIR VIEW AND THE FACT

THEY WORK ON ABORTION.

Efrem: AND TED CRUZ

IS TELLING VOTERS THAT

TRUMP CANNOT BE TRUSTED ON

HIS ABORTION ISSUES

BECAUSE OF SOME HIS

PRO-CHOICE PAST.

WE'LL HAVE MORE FROM THE

TRUMP INTERVIEW TOMORROW.

> AS WE HAVE MENTIONED,

THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH

CAROLINA PRIMARIES HAS

BEEN BRUTAL.

DONALD TRUMP AND MARCO

RUBIO CALLING TED CRUZ A

LIAR, WHILE CRUZ ATTACKS

THEIR RECORDS.

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS

JUST TWO DAYS AWAY, AND

THE DEMOCRATS IS THE

FOLLOWING SATURDAY.

THE STATE IS SETTING THE

STAGE FOR HOW THE REST OF

THE CAMPAIGN MAY SHAPE UP.

Reporter: THERE IS AT

LEAST ONE AREA OF

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THIS

REPUBLICAN ANALYST AND

THIS DEMOCRATIC

STRATEGIST, SOUTH CAROLINA

IS WHERE COMPAIGNS GET

NASTY.

THAT'S ANOTHER LIE.

I NEVER WENT BANKRUPT.

Reporter IF PEOPLE WERE

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