Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said on Thursday that 80 percent of the "liberal agenda" has been "forced" on Americans from the courts.
"Eighty percent, if not more, of the liberal agenda that is governing the culture of this country has not passed in our Congress or legislatures," Limbaugh said. "Eighty percent of the destructive pop culture impulses of the American left have been forced on us by courts, and that is why all of this, among many other reasons, is so crucial that the Democrat Party."
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Limbaugh's comments come amid the contentions fight over the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the highest court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh could cement the court to a more conservative majority. Kavanaugh would replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on the court. On some of the biggest cases, Kennedy sided with the liberal justices when it came to social issues like gay marriage.
Limbaugh added that former President Barack Obama got much of his agenda through executive action.
"Obama got everything he wanted done via executive action and executive order, which is one reason why Trump had such ease repealing it," Limbaugh said. "So a majority of people in this country are forced to live in a culture that they reject and yet has not been voted on."
The radio host criticized the idea that the two political sides could come together.
"Now you tell me where there is common ground to come together," he said. "It's a wonderful sentiment and makes whoever says it sound reasonable and heartfelt, but it's just words as far as I'm concerned … Political issues are made out of psychological disorders, and the purpose of all that is revenge and punishment and people, the left thinks, are standing in their way."