Listen: Mitch Mcconnell, Senator Flake, FBI discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"But having said that, what concerns me is why Republican women are not more outrage because the Republican side of the committee, they they couldn't even have. They didn't have a female member of the of the Republican side of the aisle on that committee, they had to go and rent a person to come and be standing female too. Do the questioning, and I just think that that ought to energize Republican women to say, why aren't there more Republican women sitting on that other side of the of the Senate Judiciary committee or in the or in the Senate period? So I think that is a very important issue here. And Blumenthal thanks to both of you. I want to turn now to Margate from the New York Times, editorial board and MSNBC analyst. She has a new article writing about her own experience as a sexual assault survivor. And also here Lisa layer, a political reporter for the New York Times as well as gene. Robinson Pulitzer prize winning columnist for the Washington Post my thanks to all of you Lisa starting with you. What do you think is important? Now? We are a long ways. As I mentioned in the open from Donald Trump claiming either this isn't what the FBI does, where they should do it only with a narrow counter who they can talk to look, what's important is what has always been important, which are the votes of Senator flake. Collins Murkowski maybe mansion or Heitkamp in the end it you know, it's hard to believe that a time limited investigation can close every door and dot every I, especially as more issues seem to come out every day. But in the end that may not matter if Mitch McConnell feels he is the vote to push this thing through. He will push it through. So. The deciding voices on this will be that said of three or five senators. If they feel satisfied with his happened in the past week, then he'll bring it to a vote. If they've Jeff flake, does not feel satisfied, then it's hard to see how then Republicans are in a pretty tough spot. Gene Robinson, I wanna play a little more from Donald Trump today because at least is referring to is the fact that this is a somewhat public, messy process. No one's claiming. It's all that logical and rational. Although as I was pushing the Senator on it, if you want more time and more witnesses, this would seem to be going in that direction. Take a look at the president today. I want them to do a very comprehensive investigation with that being said, I'd like it to go quickly for clarity. Will you instruct the White House counsel Don Mcgann to give the FBI free rained interview, whomever they feel is necessary? Well, I have so instructed him, but I did also say within the bounds of what the Senate wants, we don't want to go on a to use an expression often used by me. We don't want to go on a witch hunt. Gene, he had to get that in there and please don't feel any any need to respond to that particular phraseology. But what do you think about about that direction? The president look, you could say, low bar, you can say, low expectations, but something has moved the president, maybe just the rob political pressure of needing a couple of votes at the very least. We have a good bad cop routine going on here where the president for change is the good cop who saying Pavin investigation, look into everything, talk to anybody you need to talk to. This is what I want to be up to do and on the other. The other end of Pennsylvania Avenue have Mitch McConnell saying, we're going this week, I'm I'm going to call a vote and we're gonna. We're gonna put it up now. That is, I think, in part of a bluff because he certainly will not bring it up for vote. If he doesn't think he has the votes to to to pass to get him judge cavenaugh confirmed, but it kind of routine going. On, and I'm as confused as everybody else about how thorough this investigation will be how quickly it can be done and what the standard is, what's the, what's the cutoff you find out.."