Major Garrett, President Trump, Judge Amy Cockney Barrett discussed on Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure


Currently 57 in Milwaukee. Want the ladies from the nation's capital? CBS's major Garrett jumps on the first Midwest Bank hotline. Right now he's in extreme talent, and I like him. He's a good man. Special guys, a very good person. I've always found him to be just a very, very good person. Major. Good afternoon. Thanks for being with us. Good afternoon. How are you? Excellent. I've been waiting to talk to you about what's happening with the Supreme Court confirmation process watching the Senate hearings for Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. It just seems major like there's nothing useful, productive, er, insightful. Do we need to change the confirmation process? You know, I'm glad you asked that because for my podcast next week not to take out whichever team J. I'm so happy to say, runs every week at the debrief. We're going to look at all the confirmation hearing since Robert Bork in 1987, and that really is, ah, Turnstile moment, a hinge of history. Where in that confirmation hearing Robert Bork. Very tough questions gave very elongated, elaborate answers that revealed a great deal about his judicial philosophy. And he was defeated. And ever since then, every nominee for the court has said You know what? I'm not going to do what Bork did. I'm not going to explain what I think I'm not going to talk about my previous writings. I'm not gonna talk about my previous rulings. I'm not going to talk about my overall. Understanding of the Constitution or its application in modern life and how it's evolved. Not gonna do any of that. I'm going to give an iodine blank responses and betray almost nothing about my personality. My judicial philosophy or my approach to the court. And that's where we are. And I don't blame Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for doing that. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom she would replace said more or less the same thing at her confirmation hearing. This is not a place for me to reveal myself this a place for you to decide if I have the legal qualifications. The high court and leave it at that, and that's sort of where we are. To take out podcast. That major reference is heard on W T. M. J Saturdays at three o'clock. I want to ask you a question related to your other podcast. The debrief with Major Garrett the latest episode. It was fascinating. You explored presidential health and secrecy. What's the proper balance? Major between patient privacy, National security, the right of Americans to know the health of their leader, all those sort of things. It's evolved, and it's evolved on the side of transparency. I'm happy to say, though not nearly as transparent as most reporters would be comfortable with, and maybe some Americans would like a little bit more, But there has been more transparency in the modern era. Let's say from 1955 onward with Dwight Eisenhower had a heart attack with White House originally called indigestion, but they became or open about that. In part because of the cold War pressures on the presidency and the centrality of the president's health before that. President light of the public all the time. I mean, just never told them anything about how seriously ill they were. And we recite many instance of that in the podcast, But I think what your listeners would find just astonishing how much in the dark The public was kept about the health of the president and Woodrow Wilson is The best example that would by far not the only one in the modern air. We've told the public Mohr. But even in the case of someone like John Kennedy, much was kept hidden, much much was kept from the public. Because to reveal any of his underlying health issues would have done something very damaging to his political mystique, which was one of health and vigor as they said in Massachusetts, so it's a fascinating tale of how President don't want to share very much for the public. Because the underlying assumption John is this the public can't take it and that's not true. We can't just tell us the truth. You know, I'm on the fence about this major, because as a journalist I want to know is much as I could know, especially about the commander in chief. But isn't he a citizen first with the same rights afforded the rest of us when it comes to hip on privacy. Absolutely. And one of the guest we have on the show is a guy named Dr Lang, who was the head of the White House Medical unit under George W. Bush said, You know, look, the president is a private citizen. He has all those rights. He must protect them. And guess what. He and eventually she will make that call about just how much to release the other thing. He told us his. You know how this process works. The doctor's develop. All the information on the political side of the White House sits down with us and tell us exactly what we're going to say. Yeah, That's how it goes right? He is Major Garrett. You need to check the workout. The takeout podcast Heard at W. T. M. J three o'clock Saturday afternoons, the debrief with Major Garrett. I just checked it out today. Once again on all major podcast platforms in the book is Mr Trump's Wild Ride. It's still relevant. We're so blessed to have you with us every week. Major. Thank you so much for sharing some time with us. Thanks, Tom. Always a pleasure. It is 3 26 w. T. M. J. So Packers insiders, as we mentioned earlier now has been moved to right after the news. So Mark Tauscher coming up after the news here on W. T. J. It is 3 27 News about your money is sponsored by our and our insurance. 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