Thursday, Sept. 3: Rep. Karen Bass (Repeat Episode)
You're listening to an encore episode of the view. The CO hosts will return Tuesday, September eighth, live, for season twenty, four premiere. Need Times here because the view starts now. Briefings are back the president returned to the MIC with a wakeup call about corona virus in America it will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better where a mask get a mask. Whether. You like the mask or not. They have an impact into startling message for the woman accused of masterminding Jeffrey. Epstein's alleged child sex trafficking crimes I just wish you well frankly. Sexual politics. Congresswoman. Alexandria Oh Cossio Cortez is allegedly verbally assaulted by GOP congressman on the steps of the Capitol. The Same Day Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney is attacked by her male colleagues inside does this expose disturbing double standard that still exists in DC. Plus California congresswoman and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass. Is here to share her political view on the upcoming election. Here come hot topics. With whoopie joy behar sunny hostile. And Meghan McCain. Now, let's get things started. who were hello and welcome to the view. So yesterday you know who got back in front of the cameras for the return of the White House press briefing where he appeared to appear to pivot on how America is handling tend to. Take up it will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better something I. Don't like saying about things but that's the way it is, and we're asking everybody that. When you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask, get a mask. Whether you like the mask or not they have an impact. If you watch American television, you think that the United States was the only country involved with and suffering from the China virus. Well the world is suffering very badly. Okay aside from saying nonsense like that. He did finally into acknowledge that it is going to get worse before it gets better and he's telling people to wear masks and. Does anybody gathering any hope from this or is this just as a smokescreen? What do you think is happening here sunny? Well I could jump in here, I. If. If. It's going to get worse before it gets better which she finally has acknowledged. Them, why is he prepared to send our children to school? That's what I'd like to know from him. You know and also we're was Dr burks where was fouled she yesterday trump considers himself an expert I consider my dog who knows more about the coronavirus than trump does. So we need to have Dr who was hiding. She's back in the thing there peeping in the closet afraid that she'll come out so. That's what I wanNA know that's what I wanted to know if it's going to get worse than you finally admit it you probably put the mask gone and then he says eventually disappeared. Yeah. How many people have designed when eventually able disappear then why of the children going back to school I like to push this because I really think it's very dangerous what they're doing. Sunny what what I give you. The same question isn't a smokescreen is he is he learning anything? What is this in your opinion? For me it was too little too. Late we have almost one hundred and fifty thousand Americans that have died I agree with joy if it's going to get worse before it gets better, we are a month away from children going back to school. We know that in many states like Florida. The governors are saying full steam ahead children are going back to school, and we also know that this president has said that he is cutting funding for those schools that are refusing to. Open. Instead of maybe flooding those schools with money so that schools can open safely with the proper precautions and so for me I was dismayed at the fact that there were no experts standing alongside him like a doctor vouch -I, who I believe is the leading expert in the country on this why wasn't he? There? I want to listen to the scientists I. Want to listen to the experts I. DON'T WANNA listen to the president because again he's been peddling in so much misinformation. I just don't trust them, and if you look at the polls, most Americans don't trust him when it comes to his handling of the corona virus and they don't trust the information that he's been giving the country. Right. So Megan, what is your take on the briefing? Yesterday's smokescreen is to some some something to be gleaned from this? Yes. Yeah. He said that his poll numbers in regards to handling of the corona virus early staggering averages around twenty points. The American public thinks that Joe Biden would be better at handling this pandemic them president trump has I do think. This is sort of a last ditch effort given that he sees how unpopular has handling has been I actually thought I watched it. I actually thought it was really good and informative up until the point and excuse me for butchering her name that Epstein Pervert Lady Gasoline I don't know how to say her name up until he said an answer that he. Thought she was like he wished her well and she's a good person this sex trafficking lady, why are you? Again it completely blew up any conversation. We're having about the coronavirus any movement we're talking about when talking about how things are going to get worse before they get better serve seeming to listen to scientists and talk about mass and away we've never. Heard but this is my constant problem with him in this administration is that even when he tries, he steps on his messaging. So egregious lead that was the only thing I was talking about afterward was this weird comment about this woman who's accused of being a pedophile sex trang sex trafficking person with Jeffrey. Epstein and I'm sorry I can't pronounce her name. Glenn Maxwell. In Maxwell right. You. It took him. In days to. Sent his best wishes. To to John Lewis and this woman is sending his wishes to her apparently he says, I wish you well, her well to other of convicted felons. He said it to Manafort. He said to Roger Stone, and now he's saying his alleged sex, a sex trafficker that's who he talks to and a lot of saying his signaling something I. Don't know. I, mean, maybe this to that point I'm not a conspiracy theorist by nature but what what is going on that? You have something nice to say about this person who's being accused of the some of the most egregious crimes human being can be accused of, and there's a lot of conspiracy theories with Epstein and her and their power connection, and it's the first time. I ever thought wait like what is your connection to her which I always thought until this point was nothing. So it's just bizarre, and again we're talking about this I'm talking about this and not the coronavirus. San. That's what's odd to me. I mean I I know that I have a legal note but. Many people are saying that that was some sort of of. Tell for her because he does have the power to pardon. He does have a the Yes. He does have the power to pardon. galet Maxwell because she has been I believe she's been charged with six counts for her alleged involvement with epsteins sexual abuse cases she's being held without bail at at this point she has pled not guilty of course but why would the president of the United States wish her well that really is question? Isn't it? Yes, Lebanese. Something it's not it's. Like. Yeah. Go ahead to correct something I said Yeah, because I said he waited fourteen days to to comment on John Lewis a fourteen hours I get excited and the other thing about him is he says, I, don't know I don't know anything about it. There are so many pictures of him with her do we have to really we ever going to believe that he doesn't know about this story that is not following the story his pictures plastered all over the place with her give me a break also how We. An alleged pedophile pervert I hope she wants jail. If that's accurate, it's not that hard. Does Not that hard. 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Still, ahead congresswoman Karen Bass in her plan to get. Mitch. McConnell to honor late Congressman John Lewis by restoring the voting rights act. Welcome back yesterday congresswoman Liz Cheney was in the hot seat at a GOP conference meeting where she was called out for criticizing the president's covid response and for foreign policy. Now, Matt Gaetz suggested that she ought to step down now some called it a pilot but this morning Cheney said, it's a good thing. Take a look on our side of the aisle it's A. Healthy thing for us to have those kinds of debates and discussions. I'm sure we'll have more as things go along but the fundamental point here is that we're unified and making sure that president trump is reelected in November nancy. Pelosi is no longer speaker that we take back the majority in the house and that we ensure that we hold the majority in the Senate. Right so I'm going to start with you signing what do you make of this? I think that if you're reading the articles yesterday, a lot of this was gop versus Cheney and people were questioning her loyalty to trump because she did come out. In Favor of Dr Fao cheesy she endorsed. Senator Massey's opponent during the primary and then she withdrew that endorsement. So she was challenged Alah during the GOP meeting but I think it's more a question of maybe Cheney is reading the tea leaves right she's reading the cards and she realizes that trump is probably not going to win re election, and so people are now jockeying for position what happens in a post? Trump world. What happens if Biden is an office who is now calling the shots in the Senate and I think that is it's what what is happening here rather than let's say all of the GOP against Cheney because she's not supporting trump that is not really the case because if you look at a she votes with trump ninety, seven percent of the time. Yes, she. Was Supportive of faculty. Yes. She was supportive of some of the. She. She went against trump when it came to his position on mask and things like that when it came to the coronavirus but she's been very supportive of president trump she voted not to impeach him. Right. So Megan, there's war to this. You think yes. Yeah. Just a few corrections with Sunny Massey as a congressman from Kentucky and it's about power in Congress not in the Senate and Massey is a member of Congress coalition yet, he's a member of the Freedom Coalition, which is the more libertarian sort of fringe elements of the party is not only to change his opponent, but she gave major money to it and then ended up having to rescind it. And ask for the money back because his opponent was accused of being racist and sexist and a whole host of really disgusting things and what's interesting about the fight yesterday is it started out bringing up this this fact the fact that she had not only endorsed but giving money in a primary, which is highly uncouth. I think it's tacky actually, and if she is aiming for congressional power, which it looks like she may go up against speaker, McCarthy and. Congressman, scalise to do so going forward, diverse coalitions are diverse coalitions and do you know who understands that better than anybody is Nancy Pelosi and she does it very well with the squad and she's at very well with how diverse the Democratic Party has becoming an how far left some parts of it are going and much like the democratic. Party. The Republican Party is filled with different factions and some of those factions are the freedom coalition I can't stand the freedom coalition I don't agree with most things they do in most things they vote for. But it is a family and I actually thought she was out of line by endorsing an opponent and a primary, and if you start this trend where you're going to start endorsing people during their primaries, that is not a way to lead and she's a highly highly ambitious congresswoman I thought she was probably GONNA run for Senate turns out that she isn't and I just don't think this is a way to get power away from McCarthy or school and I need to say candidness, my sister-in-law's in advisor or twos speaker McCarthy just putting that out there. Right. Okay Joy. Do you feel like she's being targeted here. I Don I dunno I find it. So Fun to watch. Gates and Jordan those two lapdogs you know trip over each other to to show their loyalty to the king. You know I it's just fascinating I. here's a woman who votes ninety seven percents she's voted with trump but that's not enough the King of England needs one hundred percent you know I mean it's it's a joke but I agree with everything everybody says especially what you said Sunday is true I think that she and Romney thinking well when when this king is taken down, we might be the new Republican Party I hope. So for the sake of this country that we that he loses and that they do. Emerge. Victorious I hope so. They'll have to. We won't know until we know and that's you know that's why we keep telling people. You gotTA. Make sure that you get out there and vote regardless of what they tell you about voting. You can still do it. It's still part of the thing that makes the country great voting we'll be right back. The view from home is looking a little different these days but this is still the one place in daytime good morning, Santa? Gordon. Thanks for having. The biggest names and news come to be her. There's no show like yours. This is your emmy winning view. and. We're back. You know yesterday congresswoman Alexandria Cortez was confronted by Florida, Congressman. Ted Yoho who reportedly called her disgusting an out of her mind and claiming that. The crime increases tied to poverty and unemployment. He ended the exchange by calling her something. I can't say on TV. which he is denied calling her but he's also apologized for the confrontation. And actually just the whole story is crazy. What do you think is going on here Megan? I Hate I hate this Congressman Yoho is one of the restive Congress people of my generation. I can't think of one notable thing he's done in his tenure and I think the idea that you're going to be going around calling women blank, which can we can't say on? TV. Because you disagree with them or you have a political difference is not only reductive and sexist but I think a lot of the men that are not only in Congress but all factions society if you are a mentally and emotionally incapable of working with strong women, you shouldn't work with. Them I think Ted Yoho should resign if he has such a huge problem I mean he's not running for re election so he's going to be out sooner or later, but I just thought the whole thing was disgusting and I think we all all strong women as every woman knows on this show we're called this all the time. If you have an opinion, you're strong your this word and I'm sick of it I am so sick of it and I disagree with you almost everything but she deserves everyone's respect and certainly the respect of her colleagues in Congress. I think women are not putting up with this. Just not going to do it anymore. You know it's not put up with it. You, think this goes way beyond politics though Tell Tell I've noticed that she. Well I noticed over the years with the that she's been in Congress that she's kind of a flashpoint for the right wing mob they love to go after her for some reason you know as if she's not a person, they use her as some kind of prop to Bangor Bang Bang at her and I think that they're realizing she is a person normally is she a person? She's a very tough tough girl. She's no shrinking snowflake and she talks to people until to the American people men talk and like that, and I don't like that and this Yoho or Yahoo whatever his name. He needs he needs to get his act together and I'm glad he apologize by the way Matt gets who I referred to before. It's a lapdog he actually took sees side this time with you know I mean somebody somebody should take his temperature maybe not feeling well. That's what he says. The thing that we always want from our politicians is that you know they don't have to agree on everything, but they're respectful of each other and that's what you'd expect. Sunny. What's your take on this? Well I was I was actually pleased to see some of the solidarity surrounding Alexandria because she deserves the respect that every other. Congress person deserves and especially that she was accosted as she was entering the capital to vote for her constituents and so I was I was pleased to at least see that but I would agree with joy she has become this punching bag and I'm not sure why that is is it because she's young because she's a woman because she's a woman of color they feel that she is more vulnerable they feel that they can take her on in that way and the fact that she was confronted by a man on the steps of their employer. They are employed. Paid for by tax payer dollars is in my view. Really remarkable. Should he he apologized for it? Yes. But anyone else that something like that at their place of employment would be censured would be reprimanded at apology would not be enough. I don't think this case it is. I think that. Congress has to take corrective action against him. And make a statement that it is not only improper. It is behavior that should not be sanctioned and should be. I. Think. censured. Because of the type of position that they hold. She's also she's. If, she had need him. She had need him everybody would be up in arms but how does she know he wasn't going to hit her you know what I'm saying. So everybody needs to get their their their selves together because you know you come up on a woman now she will knock you out. You don't WanNa mess with Liz. Cheney coach she can beat the benign all those men with creditor same see she can be all behind. So everybody should watch out. She's become such a lightning rod because she is so effective and there are people on the left. The Socialist Wing who are not effective and quite frankly do themselves a disservice but she has broad appeal across the country I think she has obviously higher ambitions and that's why she's such a such a threat and like I said I disagree with her on everything. But this disrespect typically I do think lauded two young women is ridiculous. Yeah it's crazy. We're talking about women. To wish happy birthday to a real another trailblazer Disney legend Ruth. Thompson. Who Turns one hundred, ten today she worked on Disney's. Animated Film Snow White and the seven dwarfs and for so many other women she paved the way for women coming through our industry, and so we want all wish are happy birthday ruthie happy birthday we will be right back. Does California Congresswoman Karen Bass think the sudden rise in Cova cases me. They'll have to close down the state again how would she respond to the president deploying federal agents in California? Cities seed joins the view next. Come on now. The view from home these days. Well, it gives the unpredictable. And that means neither to you. So let's start. This is going to be good, but this is still the only place in daytime. Hello Ladies of the view Martin played where the biggest names have. You heard it first on this show, this is the realist conversation on TV it. So good we the people are the ones that have the power from their homes to is for. The biggest challenge for us you have to say what you're GonNa say and then shut up we're not. As we have the same, we're the view. I love all you ladies. That's how we roll every on ABC. The view is sponsored by indeed. Welcome back California Congresswoman Karen. Bass emission to make sure that the legacy of the late John Lewis lives on by getting the voting rights act restored before November's presidential election, which just may have her, and also her name is one of the names that could be on this ticket we have to say thank you for coming in. please. Welcome. Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass Good Morning. Thank you. Thank you. Today, thanks for having me and you. Thank you you you in and John Lewis were were colleagues France for many years what's what's your favorite memory of him? Actually taking him to an organization that I started in south central Los Angeles thirty years ago because I wanted him to meet two generations of young people that he influenced and I wanted them to tell him specifically the impact that they had had that he had had on their life and that was a really sweet moment. I'm so glad we did that. So congresswoman upholding voting rights was John Lewis's life's work. That's the voting rights advancement act which he championed has been sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk for over two hundred days. Just three months away from the election. As either just sit on it. What what can you do to make sure this bill passes. Well. Really it. Just amounts to public pressure but you know what? We're going to introduce another bill because when we did it before it was before covert now it's even more important because we're worried that a great way to suppress the vote is to make people have to risk their lives to go vote and you know people should be able to vote from home, and so we're going to introduce that also very soon next few days. Congresswoman Bass I have to ask this question. It is rumored that you are on the shortlist to be considered for Joe Biden's vice president. Is there any truth to that? Are you being vetted and what would abide in Bass ticket look like what do you think he would bring to it and I really love a straight answer. I know and I'm so sorry but you know refer those to the campaign I. Wish I could be more forthcoming but let me just tell you that I am so concerned about the way this country has been torn apart over the last three and a half years, and we need to heal this country literally because I am worried that when President Biden is sworn in in January and I don't want to. Take it for granted, but we're going to do everything to get him elected that we could be facing only a depression but how many more people have to die and you know I worked in the medical field for a number of years right at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and so I empathize number one for all of those families that have lost relatives but also for the hospital workers who risked their lives, and so I am willing to do whatever it takes number one to get him elected. But also to make sure that he has a successful presidency, we have so much to do in this country. Congresswoman of Vice President Biden said this week that there are four black women on his list for potential vice presidential picks I believe it would be a very smart move quite frankly for Biden to choose a black woman to be his vice president given that black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party that support has not been reflected in who is representing the constituency in the White House I mean every single a voting block as and demands for representation yet when black women ask for that representation there questioned about it and told that they're asking for too much. Your thoughts. Well, absolutely I mean I would love to see that I heard that to about four women. I would love to see that but you know at the end of the day who knows better who to choose to be the vice president than a former vice president and I'm hoping that whoever he picks that they have a relationship together like we saw with Obama Biden. I. Think that was one of the nicest things about those eight years. It seemed to be such a camaraderie and you know that's not always the case and so somebody who will work with him as A. Good partner and somebody who is willing to take on some of the challenges we face. You know another big challenge that we face is the racial divide because this president from the time he wrote down the escalator, he has attacked every ethnic group. Lately, he's focusing on Asians by calling by saying that the virus was caused by China, and you know there's been this whole upsurge in anti-asian violence, and so the healing that needs to take place in our country is racial healing as well. And you know I wanNA talk a little bit about this crazy virus because the state of California now is is experiencing a surge in the corona virus cases. Yoga city is warning that La is on the verge of shutting down again I. Mean I feel like I know what happened, but where do you think happened? and. How did you get back to that place and what do you need to do to get it to a level that is workable again yeah. You know I think it's so sad especially when you see all these other states who are doing all the wrong things and California did the right things and we did it early we were aggressive on the state level, the county and the city level, and so what they're suspecting now is maybe when we opened up, it was a little too. Soon you know we also have extra problems in Los Angeles. I mean in Los Angeles County on any given day you were talking about over fifty thousand people that are homeless and then you know you also can't stop people from coming into the state. So the the analysis I think is underway but I think the current thinking is that maybe when we decided to open up, we did it just a little too soon. So I, think it's very sad that we might have to close down again. It's kind of outrageous that fifty thousand people are homeless in just that one st in this greatest country this rich only. But. I know but you know trump has decided to bring back his daily Corona virus briefing. and. And I believe this is just a way for him to hold daily rallies. visit can't go out there and he's afraid that he'll get the virus. So he's doing it on television. There was not one doctor there yesterday. So these are not Task Force about the virus at all it's about him but what is he's bringing the briefings back at all. I'm sure that a lot of people and his team have told him it's a bad idea because he always sticks his foot in his mouth and yet he keeps doing it. What would you think is right his join it for well first of all, we know that he fundamentally doesn't believe in science, but also that he just can't survive without adulation and and I know he's not GonNa get adoration from briefing but he will win it is repeated on a particular TV network and when they lavish on the praise I, think it is so sad you know just hurts my heart one, hundred and forty, two thousand people have died. You know I say That several times a day because I think it is so profound and sometimes you know you can kind of become numb to it but those were individuals those families and and the idea that he doesn't seem to be capable of empathy. He is never even made reference to the people and he's also has been willing to subject his own supporters to danger as well by wanting to hold rallies and after every rally what happens people get sick including his secret service. So I think he does it for Appalachian and I think he does it for appellation that's going to take place in the media on Fox afterwards throughout the day in the evening. How Sad Well. There we go and you know what we're not. Let you go. We want to come back because got more questions for you. Okay. Right back. All right. Welcome back, we're here with representative Karen Bass Sunny. Yes congresswoman you've wrote the George, Floyd, justice and Policing Act that was passed in the house but is now stalled in the Senate Senate Democrats rejected the Republican Police Reform Bill that was written by Senator Tim. Scott, we've seen protests across this country for the past month demanding police reform. What needs to be done to make sure a bill can be agreed on by. Both sides is passed and signed into law. Well, most definitely, we need the Senate to act and you know that is one of two hundred bills that is sitting on Mitch. McConnell's that's actually a bipartisan bill. It was no small matter that we had all of the Democrats vote for that bill, and frankly if it wasn't for the hundreds of thousands of people out protesting. That would have happened and we even got a few Republicans two days after trump tweeted and told not to do that. So we are working to get the Senate to bring it up. But at the same time conversations are going on with Republicans I'll tell you I had never had an experience like that before where my Republican colleagues in committee when we were voting talked about everything under the sun but the bill, and so I took that as a positive and they came up to me afterwards and said, you know Karen I really think we can get somewhere on this issue and I won't stop talking to people. I don't care who it is, but mainly talking to my republican colleagues to see if there's something that we can do I did I do have a relationship with a tim we came in together before he went over to the Senate, and so I want to keep the conversation going with the situation like this. As you know, it can take US thirty years or thirty days to come up with a bill. Now, we're only going to be an session for another couple of weeks, but there is still time for the Senate to act are four Tim Scott to come up with a new bill that would be more. Would be better for the Senate Democrats to vote. I don't get a congresswoman We were talking earlier in the show about Congressman Yoho yelling at Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio Cortez and the deep sexism that is not only in politics but still obviously permeates our culture. What do you think about that? You've obviously have I'm sure have some experience with it but why are we still living in time when men still think that they have agency to say such things about women Well I think still struggle with with who we are and our positions and she's so high profile I will tell you the second that that happened. I searched her out winning talked to her immediately, all the women gathered around her and we demanded that there be an apology and so I know that Yoho apologized today we don't think that's enough we're not finished but I want you to know that we all surrounded her immediately as well as a number of the men. I do feel bad for my republican colleagues especially the Republican women because Meghan you know there's only a handful of them I mean there's one hundred, ninety, nine Republicans and there's about maybe fourteen women and so I'm. Doing, legislation right now, bipartisan legislation on women who are pregnant and incarcerated and I went to the Republican women had a really hard time getting them to be supportive of the bill. It was easier for me to get Republican men and so I worry about what goes on in their caucus now broke out a little bit yesterday with with Liz. Cheney. But they especially are not used to dealing with women in the democratic side. There's over one, hundred us, and so the democratic men in we're led by Nancy Pelosi. So the dynamic on the democratic side is a little different not saying it's perfect, but it is a little different than would exist on the Republican. Side it right. At the end of the day, they're still men right. Still men so we all have to deal with men so. Trump deployed federal troops to Portland the other day. To control black lives matter protesters. And just this week, he threatened to send troops to other cities like Chicago, New York, Philadelphia Detroit, and Oakland. Now, some things some people think that maybe this is a rehearsal for him on how he'll try to disrupt the election in November. He's already explicitly said, he may not be willing to accept the results of loses. How feel about that and how can we stop him from continuously sending these troops into our cities for? Only disrupting even further. Well, the problem that we have is that he's a lawless president I mean, we're going to have hearings about it. In several different committees. He clearly wants to be an authoritarian leader but I think when it comes to the results of the election, he can try not to leave, but our system just doesn't work that way. If he needs to be victims, I have full confidence that he would be removed from that Oval Office. Well you know. is going to be an exciting fall. That's all I can think. We think you represented. Him As to see again and keep on fighting a good fight? Back. Well, that's the cell for today. You know, Y'all look good. 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