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Andrew Gillum says he identifies as bisexual in TV interview with Tamron Hall
"Politician Andrew Gillum making news today, six months after entering rehab and his first televised interview since it was found in a Miami hotel room with a male escort, who was suspected of overdosing on crystal math. Gillam was speaking with my friend Tamron Hall on her show this morning and to be very honest with you when you didn't ask the question. You put it out. There is whether or not identify as gay and the answer is I don't identify as gay, but I do identify as bisexual. And that is something that I have never shared publicly before. The 41 year old father of three, also denied using math and says he had gotten too drunk at a wedding. Earlier in the day. Days later, he announced that he was going into rehab for depression, which he says led to alcohol abuse. Gillom called it a wake up call, having witnessed his own dad suffer from alcoholism.
Andrew Gillum opens up about battle with depression and alcohol
"Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Yeah. He was running against the yes Hat who finally became the governor. Of Florida. Discussed his battle with depression and alcoholism Monday night During his first public statement since entering rehab in March, Gillom apologized to supporters in 11 minute Instagram video. He explained that the depression he had been fighting for years worsened after narrowly losing his 2018 race to governor to Santa's. It was Gilliam's first public statement since the March incident when he was found Inebriated in a South Beach hotel room, along with a man who had reportedly overdosed on crystal meth. He says. I've been suffering from depression for years, and that Came to a head after I lost the election. Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. He didn't look good in the video, either. No. He looked pretty ill and Pretty shaken and It's it's interesting that he could go from almost winning. The governor's race was close in Florida, too. Being found in a Hotel room with a dead guy. It's very weird, very weird
Ex-Florida gov. candidate Andrew Gillum to enter rehab for alcohol abuse
"The subject of Andrew Gillam sure about this so word has it this guy by the way if you don't know who he is he is an ex Florida governor's gubernatorial candidate and apparently they found him and another guy in a hotel room and the other guy was well pretty much unconscious and had mess all over his face and apparently the guy was wearing something called chaps yeah if you don't know what shops are well you just go find out for yourself but don't do it on a work computer and Gillam is sort of you know walking around in some sort of a hazy state now turns out the guy who was with Gillam in this hotel killed you know married I think he's even got some kids it's Gillam E. is caught in this hotel room with this other guy who is some sort of a male escort now I had so a third guy comes into the room to continue the party she got Gillam you got this other guy who considers himself a some sort of like a male prostitute kind of a thing wearing chaps he's on mass Gillam apparently is drunk or high on something so he's rather inebriated as well so that the third guy walks in he sees the male prostitute he's unconscious barely breathing any calls nine one one so the officers that arrived due to the fine but Andrew Gillam you know the guy who was running for Florida governor so I'm now Gillam does what most people would do in this kind of situation he is going to enter rehab who didn't see that one coming now if I remember right this guy is corrupt as all get out anyway former Florida candidate for governor Andrew Gillam disclosed on Sunday that he is entering a rehabilitation facility saying he had fallen into a depression and alcohol abuse after losing his bid for the state's highest post you know I usually have a couple of fi chocolate chip cookies when I get depressed maybe chocolate chip sundae that kind of a thing I don't go into a hotel room with a male prostitute and another dude with a bunch of mass Bill Clinton you member Bill Clinton with that whole story in the last couple of weeks yeah you know what I was dealing with the pressures of my job so I started doing what I was doing with Monica Lewinsky now Gillam is saying that he was depressed after losing his bid for the governorship and so he decided to enter into a hotel room with mass a male prostitute and another guy it all makes sense now by the way yes he is a Democrat the Democrats statement came days after Gillam was named in a South Florida police report on Friday said that he was inebriated and initially unresponsive in a hotel room along with a male companion where authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine so there is your Andrew Gillam update he's not charged with any crime he was allowed to leave the hotel how do you explain because I just how do you explain that to your wife Gillham said in his state there is by the way there's other things about this story that I cannot say on the radio I would so love to is one of those moments I wish I had a podcast I Gillam said in his statement on Sunday night to last night that he resolved to seek help after conversations with his family and deep reflection calling the decision a wake up call for me I thought that was a wake up call for your family to his exact quote since my race for governor ended I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse he said pledging to work quote to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person because you know his world was not complete with a male prostitute in chaps in a hotel room with methamphetamine he said that he would be stepping down from all public facing roles at this time that's probably a good idea Delem I mean I would if you really think that's awfully big of them to step down from all of the public facing roles does he really think that people well you know this is a Democrat this hit me you know what maybe he was you know identifying as a married man but he was actually you know something else maybe that's what all this is about he says I want to apologize to my family my friends and the people of Florida who have supported you know I thought we're all supposed to you know like social distance apparently not for Andrew Gillam he missed the memo he says I want to apologize to my family friends and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me over the years he added requesting privacy for his family in an earlier statement after the police report became public Gillam said that he was in Miami beach for a wedding and did not use illegal drugs drugs he says well I did have too much to drink I want to be clear that I've never used methamphetamines what about the prostitute male prostitute in chaps I mean you know what enquiring minds do not wanna now he says I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this is caused for our movement while the police report said Mr Gillam was unable to communicate due to his inebriated state let's see here he found the guy apparently on some sort of a some sort of a like male prostitute website I get there I'm barely there is such a thing police say one of the men came into the hotel room and found Guillemin Travis Dyson thirty years old apparently under the influence of the unknown substance officials began chest compressions on Dyson and he was taken to a hospital where authorities say he is in stable condition and Gillam had stable medical as signs with authorities there return to for a welfare check he was allowed to leave the hotel for home yeah I I don't know how you explain that to the to the
Andrew Gillum found in Miami Beach hotel room with suspected drugs, police say
"And reactions immersion Florida on news that into Gillam was involved in a police incident a Miami beach police report says early Friday officers answered a complaint call at a hotel with the former Tallahassee mayor was found to be related with two other men in several bagi suspected to contain methamphetamine the Tallahassee Democrat says Tallahassee city official Curtis Richardson is disappointed and concerned for Gilman is family Richardson said Saturday it isn't clear if there will be a negative impact on young black men for whom Gillam had been a strong role model Gil denies using any drugs and says he was in Miami beach
Ex-Gov. Candidate Andrew Gillum in Miami Beach Hotel Room Where Drugs Found
"Ran for governor and is a current CNN contributor but enter Gillam was found in quite a situation by police early Friday morning here CBS news correspondent Matt to paper Andrew Gillen the former Tallahassee mayor who ran for Florida governor in twenty eighteen was found in a Miami hotel room with two other men and what police say are suspected bags of meth one of the men was suspected of overdosed on drugs and is reportedly a gay escort police say when they got to the room Gillam was unable to answer any questions during his inebriated state responding officers say they found three small clear bags suspected of containing crystal methamphetamine in the hotel room Gillam released a statement denying any allegations that he use drugs the married father of three was not taken into custody and says he will spend the next few weeks with his family
Florida - Andrew Gillum found at scene of suspected drug overdose
"News Miami beach police are investigating after former candidate for governor Andrew Gillam was found in a hotel room where a man appeared to have overdosed on drugs according to a report officers were called to a South Beach hotel early this morning where paramedics were treating a man for a possible overdose police say a second man and Gilmore in the room but Gillam was too intoxicated to speak the report says officers found three bags of suspected methamphetamine in the room Gillam was not arrested and it's not clear if anyone will be
Miami - Andrew Gillum found at scene of suspected drug overdose
"Inter Gillam the former Tallahassee mayor and democratic nominee for governor allegedly involved in a mass overdose early this morning Miami beach police department affidavit shows officers arrived at a Miami beach hotel room shortly before one AM paramedics were treating a man for a possible drug overdose officers tried to speak with killing but the report says he was vomiting and was too intoxicated the man who overdosed was taken the hospital in stable condition here's what police say directly from that report inside the hotel room officers observed in plain sight three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the beds and floor Gillam says now in a statement that he was in Miami for a wedding and had too much to drink he thanked Miami beach EMS for their efforts between the scales news ninety six point five W. DPO and according to that arrest affidavit no one was arrested in that
Andrew Gillum found in Miami Beach hotel room with suspected drugs, police say
"News Andrew Gillam the former Tallahassee mayor and democratic nominee for governor was allegedly involved with a meth overdose early this morning Miami beach police department affidavit shows officers arrived at a Miami beach hotel room shortly before one AM paramedics were treating a man for a possible drug overdose officers tried to speak with killing but the report says he was vomiting and was too intoxicated the man who overdosed was taken the hospital in stable condition here's what police say directly from that report inside the hotel room officers observed in plain sight three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the beds and floor Gillam says now in a statement that he was in Miami for a wedding and had too much to drink he thanked Miami beach EMS for their
"andrew gillum" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"I think that the economics is largely driven by the fact that people don't believe that this man knows what he's talking about. They don't trust that he actually has a plan to deal with this his press conference or or or speech last night probably raise more concerns than it settled them For for for most people and so. This is an opportunity for presidential leadership. This is an opportunity for us in a bipartisan way. To say look we've not faced anything like this but we will get through it but we're not going to get through it without taking the appropriate steps to keep you your family your neighbors safe and inevitably the country safe by having done so man. I wish you were elected Governor Florida Andrew. Listening and millions of people down. So let's if it's okay with you. Actually I'm not. I don't want to ask you about the primary because I think you know Biden's headed to a big win down there and probably a big delegate when I do okay with you. Can we jump to the general? Yeah of course okay. So start with a simple question. Do you think Florida should be one of the core battleground states for nominee and the presidential without a doubt any conversation that takes Florida out of the mix of being a battleground if not the battleground? State is a miscalculation it is misinformed and it potentially allows the trump campaign to reallocate significant resources to states like Michigan Wisconsin Arizona Ohio even even though we know that you know moved a little bit further out of our reach it. It allows them to put Money that would otherwise go into the third largest into these other states when they draw the conclusion that Democrats are not seriously competing. And let me just try to make the quick case which is simply say? Florida is a one percent state. You know a better than you know a better than most Davor. Barack Obama won this state twice by one point Donald Trump won the state by a little bit more than point. We know what happened with Al Gore and five thirty seven and the last twenty in the last twenty four years. The last five races for governor have been decided by less than one point and in my case by point four percent out of eight and a half million people voting which by the way was up from an estimate of six point. One million people voting. We came near presidential level turnout in the two thousand eighteen a race and my race came down to just thirty thousand votes difference now. The president understands what's at stake so I just because I violently agree with you. You know we see Virginia's now probably dark blue state right Iowa. We want it twice with Obama now going to be harder presidential service shifts but the one constant is Florida. So I guess my question to you and and your point of the core battlegrounds last time In the Clinton trump race you know Florida did have the biggest turnout increase. It was over eleven percent. And that's a state where Hillary got I think two hundred fifty thousand more votes than we did But trump you know identified about four hundred and fifty thousand more that's So I think some people think well it's crazy to think because he's a resident but you know because you know is. Is this just a place where he's going to blow out turnout so much play the piano but why is it because when you go through those statistics the it could not be more close and we'll get to your work in a minute which I think is super important in terms of this? Why do you think people you know they'll even say will Arizona North Carolina for sure and folks aren't sure Florida? I know it's big inexpensive. But why do you think that is because your race bound Nelson's Race Hillary's are two races? You mentioned all the governor raises. I mean they literally are on the margin. So why do you think people are so skittish about saying? We're all in for these twenty nine electoral votes. Well I won't disqualify where you say which is big and expensive as being one right. They think they can take those money that money. Put it in. Put it in a in a blue wall and basically get a bigger bigger bang for their buck. Listen Wisconsin's got what tens of thousands more working class High school educated or under White Folks there and it looks like they're working hard to get those folks in gays on the on the on the trump side and not trying to take it out but I'm simply saying is not like we're dealing you know I it's not like we're dealing with a force that is going to be stagnant on the right. The force on the other side will be immense. They know the scale of the challenge and more importantly what they know about. Florida is that the president cannot be reelected without the State of Florida's twenty nine electoral votes. That is a fact He he will not return to the White House If Florida can be moved to To to to to the blue column part of it I think is is that people do see other passed a victory. That don't include Florida which could be cheaper now. I could spend a lot of time talking. That went down Another thing I think that people confuse Florida with is they look at our Hispanic politics and they're very confused by it And I've tried to write a little bit about this. Eliminating the difference between Florida Hispanic Latino community here and the Latino Latino community from the West. We don't perform in the same way. The politics here in the state of Florida for our Latino community is as even running for governor. If I did not go into Dorel and talk first about a Guajardo one being the democratically elected president and to really reverse order calling Madero. The murderous tyrant that he is and then acknowledging a Maduro I'm sorry acknowledging. Ardo as the leader I talk to them about healthcare the economy and infrastructure and environment. Because I haven't shown that I see them I same for Nicaraguan Zanesville Colombian We have a very very very radically diverse constituency here and it's not one that we can't win it is one that. Rajin win and in fact. I think we can win and better margins but it is going to take a much more nuanced and surgical approach to those communities community to to Puerto Ricans in. I'm sorry To Hispanics and central Florida that may focus on the president throwing toilet paper in US delivering a message about respectable. Respect may not be the same message that you're going to play Inderal inderal maybe you need to talk about the fact that the president himself a power that belonged exclusively to him to extend temporary protective status for. Venezuelans he has repeatedly refused to extend. Tps that community and as a result we are experiencing record deportations in the Venezuelan community. Out of the United States largely out of the state of Florida. Talk about the fact that he plays you know as if he's a friend to exile here yet. He has more in common with strong men around the globe than than than any president in modern history and frightening probably in history so there is a case to be made here but it is not going to be the lazy route. You competed in this state. It's hard did impressively well in Miami by the way With Hispanics where a lot of people think we take you on the Cuban vote? Brian early vote and by the way the next generation. Cuban vote that we ought to be focused on. But they can't hear us if we are frankly lifting up the the the the the the Castro regime and and literacy as as something to be held and and again I shared this with the with the sanders campaign. That that the truth is that those are not comments that just get resigned to Bernie Sanders and Florida Hispanic. Radio is a huge huge piece of the communication flow from folks from Venezuela back into the United States here from Florida throughout The community in the in the in the death SPA and so it's important that we have strong democratic voices standing on the side of right so that they don't get to project the comments by one to be the policy of Democrats for all and we have to work this constituency in the way that they deserve not showing up last minute but being in that community. And you don't hate me for saying this but Rick Scott perfected that model. In a era. Where trump was throwing toilet paper at at Puerto Ricans? This is a man who made significant inroads in the Puerto Rican community throughout the I four corridor which I believe was in part responsible for the close of their race and and his ultimate success and so Mitt Latinos like blacks are not a monolith but even more so the diversity of countries of origin in relation is so intense. You have to understand that Latin American policy is American policy..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Kids under the age of eighteen if it was a nonviolent. First Time offense. It wasn't adjudicated before Judge in a court of law. We moved you through community panel. I was proud to have you know resurrected this program of my city. You go before. Ms Jackson Jefferson the victim. Maybe the victim's family and you would learn how what you did impacted us the community and we saw amazing successes out of that right but that wasn't always welcomed in the process. Everybody didn't get into policing for that reason but so I it was a healthy balance and it's one that I think we've got a strike even today. Is it possible to criticize bad behavior without being you know critical of every law enforcement officer and I I hate the fact that any criticism led levered seems to be internalized as an attack? On the profession. When that's not it you got bad apples. You get bad players and every field and form and it behooves all of us to remove them because they make it less safe for everybody when they're allowed to persist in those systems. You Win to Florida am yeah and as almost immediately when you got there. You've got involved in student government. You became a student leader. What drew you to that. I swore off soon. Gary I mean as a one thing that I told myself because I'd done through high school student. You know the president class presidents all that kind of stuff as on this is just GonNa be by academics and LO AND BEHOLD JEB. Bush gets elected governor of the State of Florida and one of his first initiatives is to end affirmative action and all higher education allstate contracting so it was less my desire to WANNA get back involved in politics again and more a reaction to like our survival. This was an attack on our community and probably similar to. Maybe what the students at Howard feel in the nation's capital and Tallahassee. We are the single. Hbo You that exists there in. It is the capital of the State. And so when there was an offense being done against black people whether it was college students or just regular black votes in the state people look to us. Fam- you to be the conscience and the immediate response. So are there. My freshman year was rife with marching down to the state capital sitting in writing demands. You know that kind of civic participation and activism and so it was less a desire in more the situation made it necessary and I would go on and you know to to to to continue to protest from that to the two thousand presidential elections which went down. You know while I was a student at Florida am was student body president when nine eleven happened and had to try to refasten for those who don't remember that was Ground Zero in two thousand five hundred thirty seven votes. Al Gore made the difference in the presidential race for George W Bush and went on for for months and it involves Irregularities at polling places out of the ripe so in oddly enough fast for my wife ended up giving testimony to a video that was shown at the convention in two thousand and four in Boston when Barack Obama's because the DNC showed a video of folks who had issues with voting in Florida they were highlighting voter disenfranchisement. My wife was one of those people At the time before dating and cheery likely me even as didn't so but but but but I remember her image and her testimony because she went to vote was a registered duly registered. Voter was turned away at the polls And she gave that testimony to the DNC. But it for me David really felt like an outflow of just what we were encountering. I mean the challenges felt so great it just required us as students to rise to that occasion And ultimately I made the decision run for city council because we went down and protested a law a local ordinance was said no more than three students could live in a neighborhood if they were unrelated And I thought it was a student the discriminatory thing we we rally. We proudly went and protested and when we finished the city. Councilwoman one of them in particular. Said you know. Students like houseguests We love to see you come. But we can't wait to see you go and laughter broke out down the dyas and of course we will mortified and I walk in out of there as lie. Okay you know what would just take him on. This reminded me. I had a client years. Go John Street. Who is the Mayor of Philadelphia? And the way he got into politics was he was leading a housing protests and One of the members of the city council there told him as he was being led out by the police. You WanNa talk to me. You Run for office so he ran against the person and and got elected yet cannot elected to the city council. I know you had a friend in high school whose mother was Legislator so you got to ushered into her electoral politics through that relation. He was the other of the three black students he was. He was His mother was a member of the state legislature. First Black Mayor of Gainesville Florida Female Female Mayor Gainesville Florida. And I didn't have a total orientation because this was going through high school but I knew my friends. Mama was running and she needed people to knock on doors and put up size and so we did that. But I do credit her with introducing me to politics At that level and also citizen engagement and it you know that that experience meant the world of me I sent the chestnut is her name. Yes retired these days but A forced mentor with a mentor. In a in a in a tour to afford so twenty three years old you get elected to the city commission out in Tallahassee. How were you received when you arrived? Well the community was extremely supportive. And then I got to the council and I love all these folks to this day but I remember we would be in You know debate or or if you would conversation and motions would need to be made and I would offer up what I thought was like a way forward and there will be no second. I mean it was like chirp nothing couple minutes later. Collie was say what I thought was practically the same thing and it's a second all is is the greatest idea you know we'd ever heard. I was twenty three. The youngest person closest to me was fifty or so. Yeah I mean they were making me earn my stripes and I remembered it calls me to recess a little bit in my own presence on council and I was visiting a church and I'll never forget this elderly woman you or you pretty quiet for I was and she said you know I watch those meetings. Every Wednesday I go home and I make sure I watch you every Wednesday and she said. I'm so disappointed in you and I'm like what did I do. That wasn't the normal reaction people gave him the time. And she said I get up there waiting for you to say something and And you don't say anything and I don't know what I felt but it stirred in me and it was almost like somebody just turning on a light switch I never got that complaint again. I mean her point to me was we knew young when we put you there But I thought she had something to say and I knew you had something to do And I was waiting for validation from my former colleagues across the panel and I had all the validation I needed I was the youngest person elected I got elected with fifty seven percent of the vote with the least amount of money of any candidate in the race and whether my experience matched to my colleagues or not it was. Somebody's lived experience in our community and I took it upon myself to make sure I gave voice to that as much as often as I could. And you serve for ten years. Yeah I served. Four twelve as a city councilman in an four as mayor. Sixteen Years Sixteen twelve years on the council. What are the things that you did that you remember most fondly? I mean I'm I'm surely proud and I will tell you I ran into my attention here. at different points. Because you know most people just wanted us to fix pot holes and make sure the you know the Y- bike lanes were paved right in that kind of thing and I always saw the position of city council as the power of that position was our ability to convene people around ideas and one of the first challenges that I saw. Was that our young people during the summer. We did not have a very vibrant summer program for your kids certainly not once for free so I started a summer internship program In the city where we would do paid internships but not just in parks and REC We put them in. Finance an auditing and then the legal offices We put them in the city summer. Drama Program. I wanted these young people because I got that experience. I'll never forget it when I was in high school in Gainesville working for the summer Thomas Center which was a local museum. It was the most exposure that I had ever gotten to arts and culture ever in my life I was never the same from it and and and and it was different because I got plucked out to do that. Most of the other young kids were at the parks and REC. They were lifeguards. They were picking up the trash in the city parks. I was in office at the Thomas Center helping to put together. A midsummer night's dream and advertising for it in that kind of thing and so to me felt very important that particularly for these kids that we were working with that we gave them an ex The experience and the exposure. To the fact that you don't have to necessarily go up the do blue-collar worker nothing wrong with that. But as a whole world of professions and opportunities out there for you so let's go pursue it and you made education a kind of hallmark of your race for mayor which is where we ran up against tension like school. Board members we didn't have autonomy over education is a whole different here. Mayors all over the country complain about I know but we have to deal with the effects of it right if kids are being educated. They're being pushed out of the system where they show up they show up on the roads within truancy pro problems then they get deeper and deeper into the criminal justice system and that becomes a bigger burden to society so I I look. Data began with early childhood education. I stumbled across the Best Derian study. Which is a forty year. Long Longitudinal. Study around early. Childhood education and early investments being the best Predator of a person's future life trajectory. So if you get access to early. Learning Ninety percent of brain development taking place between the ages of zero and five. The kids are literally sponges. And they're showing we're treating them or have been trained in throwaway years and then they get to kindergarten and they have no no competency for the words that are being spoken by the time they get the third grade. They're further behind and so I had to try. I wanted to use the power to convene as a mayor to bring the business community. The education community the city the large employers and say. What are we doing to ensure that we're creating family friendly environment and let us incentivise you to do that? Which means if your employees.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"They weren't gracious and winning It was there was a sense that it was like. We can do this and we can take on everybody else and we can do it by ourselves. Generally what you do when you're winning one when you're winning you have the ability to be magnanimous. You actually have to be mean to people you can be nice and try to welcome him into what it is that you're building that's the luxury of it and that didn't happen was a total turn off to a whole slew of people who would like and I tweeted about. Does it look the deer presidential candidates and campaign supporters? You cannot get there without us and the response was you know. Can't y'all can't win without us and I was thinking I haven't staked out a position. I haven't endorsed a candidate. I'm saying very broadly to everybody. This nasty less tear each other down. That's not going well where you WANNA go. Yeah I mean but the thing is when the product of your campaign is that you're challenging. The establishment when establishment is the enemy. And you're going to you. You're coming to negotiate the terms of surrender that is pervasive attitude and listening to Bernie Sanders. Last night. I think foreshadows a difficult few months ahead because he just backed up the truck and dumped everything. So you can expect. He's his up today with an ad attacking Biden on social security Iraq. He mentioned binds. Vote for the war in Iraq. Trade obviously is going to be a big part of it fact that he's getting help from billionaires which you'll be accentuated by the fact that Michael Bloomberg enlisted in his campaign today the thing. That may be different though. And this won't solve your angst about this. I don't think that it's likely that the Biden campaign will be as passive as the Clinton campaign was dealing with Bernie this time and Bernie. Sanders has his own. I thought in the last debate when he when Biden pressed him on his votes on guns for example he looked deeply uncomfortable. So what we all have bad votes. You have bad votes on trade. Yeah that that wasn't sufficient for that debate and I will tell you his issue back again on Cuba. Yes was national also about. It was a tripling down right now. Is the interview then. There was the day after response again. A doubling down and then there was the debate and the answer. Just didn't seem to get any better. I I raise my voice on that one too and again. I've not endorsed any candidate but there are a lot of us who are working overtime in Florida. I wanted to ask about Florida. Which by the way votes and March seventeenth so That primaries come up and it's GONNA probably be a pretty important determinant of how this alternative shoe he just to set it up yonder. We should point out what you're talking about. He did an interview with Anderson Cooper. Our colleague on sixty minutes and Anderson asked him about his past comments about Cuba that left some ambiguity about where he he stood in and S- and Sanders began by praising The Castro regime for the things. They've done. They did on literacy and on an healthcare and then sort of as an after thought appended. Of course. You know. We don't approve of their repressive tactics and it does speak to his kind of romanticism about these sort of old liberation movements. But in Florida where you have all these expats from Cuba and by the way from Venezuela as well that must have landed very badly. It landed so badly that you had every major Democrat State legislature state senator various members of the congressional delegation. The Florida Democratic Party itself. I made my comments on it. Were there was universal rebuke of that. So I grew up in Miami in Miami when you went to school it was basically black people when Cubans And the part of Miami where I lived. My classmates could recount for me at the level of detail as if they're a boiler or a boy lower. Were telling them what. Talk to me about what it meant to leave. Try to survive and then escape under the Castro regime. This is how deep and personally since this was so many of them I got my own experience with this even as a candidate in the race for Governor of the State of Florida you almost Florida's one of those states where international politics matters about as much as the domestic does. If you don't open a conversation and arou talking to Venezuelans about the fact that Guajardo ought to be the rightfully elected Democratic president and and and and and and that Maduro has to go. They can't hear you on healthcare and these are issues in which they agree with us on right but they can't hear you on that until you see them. I there and so while. Those comments may have felt contained to Cuba in south Florida. You Know Essential Florida where you get Venezuelan Colombians Cubans. And so many others who have been forced from the homelands That they love under these authorities Authoritarian regimes This struck a different kind of nerve and the way I tried to relate it to a sanders surrogate When I did finally get on the phone with somebody to just express my thoughts on it because I felt Kylie out anybody well I mean basically it was just sort of when I criticized that statement. Their twitter sphere just from surrogate major gets on down. Kinda came against me that happens. It's politics what offended me was is probably the closest poll. You've got in Florida. The most immediate past Democratic nominee for governor and you campaign there why not call reach out and be curious about what was the nerve here and so you can't talk to me about how great the roads and hotels were and apartheid South Africa at the same time As not acknowledging the Great Horace that took place there they should not be collated co located in the in the same sentence. Don't tell me how good of a father and how low the crime rate was for bull connor when he was beaten over black people's heads and turning dogs and water hoses on them. That is unacceptable to me. And so you want to talk about literacy go to a Scandinavian country and point out in example but this is not what you want to Co. locate that because it is as complete dismissal of the pain. And if you don't get that then you will have a very very difficult time. Competing in the state of Florida not just with Cubans But quite frankly the diversity of the Latin American community represented in and the State of Florida. And I felt like they still hadn't really gotten it and that's going to be problematic as we move forward. Florida will vote on March seventeenth. And my my guess is it will likely be a biden runaway Eighty already had great but relations in the state but but but those comments will live for a lot of people one cute one Colombian American state Senator Democrat. Put it this way. She said listening to Sanders. Talk about Romanticize or give credit to the cashier regime because of illiteracy reading program is like listening to Donald Trump after Charlottesville say that there were good people on both sides. That's how deep this this hit and in those and it's it's particularly dangerous for Sanders because he was counting on he's counts on Hispanic communities and we should say communities because that's an average of it is diverse but he may not get that Benefit when he gets down to Florida last thing on this. Yeah you know one of the things that I appreciate about you and that you got a great deal of notoriety for as your ability to inspire and to appeal to a sense of idealism in people many of the issues you ran on were issues that Bernie Sanders is running on Medicare for all and various others. Are you concerned not about Bernie Sanders? But I see all these young idealistic kids who were following him. Who believe deeply not not so much in him although they do believe in him. Yeah but in the causes that he is advocating. They feel a sense of urgency urgency about climate change urgency about social injustice inequality urgency about the absence of Healthcare for too many Americans in the cost of it for all Americans. It strikes me that if this is handled wrong by Biden and his campaign right that you're not just dismissing Bernie Sanders tour but a young generation. That is deeply concerned and seized Biden. As part of an establishment that is incremental is in its appro absolutely and comfortable with the status quo with which they are uncomfortable. Yeah no I tell you the impatience that this generation feels about the moment that we are in. They have made the determination that other candidates on the field that Bernie. Sanders was best suited for this moment. That he embody the The level of angst that they feel and are feeling every single day that when they hear a politician and I know it's debate what the context was but basically say nothing's going to change that is a complete. Their hair is on fire at that point. Because they're thinking how in the hell can you tell me nothing is going to change? I'm about to walk across the stage and a few months weeks Latent you know for years I don't see an end to when I'm GONNA be able to break free of college debt I don't have a belief that there is going to be a job out there that meets mitalent that will allow me to create a middle class upper class household and do well for myself and for my family. You don't you. Don't get the urgency of what it means to be terrified of getting sick because of what that cost to the family what that costs too. Not just those of your household but the ones you also have to take care outside of your house. It's a very complex picture underneath here and my caution to buy because I want whoever the Democratic nominee is to be better to be best suited that you may get through a primary and this applies to both campaigns. What got you through? A primary will not get you to the White House This has to be the law. Of addition you bring the folks that you got. But then you've got to figure out a way to bring more in and if there was a weakness on where the Biden campaign I believe needs to bring more and his I believe. He's got to embody a much more inspirational message. That young people see themselves and can rally behind messages to say we're going to get a return to the status quo and we weren't normalcy and we need decency again all great things and we all want that but when the house is on fire. Don't bring me to water hose. Yeah bring you know. Bring me the entire. Water Brigade. Well I do. Think there's a bridge between this notion of decency an empathy and humanity and the concerns of these young people and The question is can he build it Kenny? Builder and We'LL SEE I. I don't know how this is all GonNa turn out..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on expediTIously with Tip "T.I." Harris
"Who need need the most help. That's a hard one. Just make it. One person associate awesome name. So I'll just tell you Elizabeth Warren moves me. One of the things that she said on the second debate in Detroit okay And this has become a real point of contention in this in this primary whether you go moderator whether you go big and bold and an a line that I'll never forget it. She said I don't understand how we would spend this much time. Energy and effort trying to become the president in the most powerful country in all the land just to tell people was not possible People are if I had vote on practical. I vote on my everyday life right. I'd get to experience practical every single day I get to experience the moderation every single day because with our want to or not and beat into it anyway. Because I don't my choices. Don't allow me then think outside of what my current needs are Was She's trying to say is look. The system system has to be dismantled and rebuilt so that it makes room for more of us for all of us and right now. The system isn't constructed that way. I'm Pat I Among inspired by Bernie Sanders in quite frankly in some of the ways in which he's causing us to think very broadly about the way things are And how they could be I Challenged around the hold elected question. I think we gotta figure that out inexorability polity well the I mean the the obvious question which is can we What is going to be the nominee that can be produced on the democratic side? That has the best opportunity to producing. Frankly the highest number of votes in the key states in which we need them who Bernie Sanders supported me early in campaign pain from me in Florida I would be challenged based off of what I understand the politics of the state of Florida to be On whether or not Florida is a state that he could Kerry. He's not the only one I think there are some others that might be challenged with that right and I think ours is a critical renovate you you probably think I made that vote to benefit. Yeah but we got. I mean that's a that's a real thing. We got to think through that. There are no perfect candidates. And you gotTa make some wh-what is for sure is that you can't sideline somebody embody is GonNa win. And if you exempt yourself from the process doesn't mean like is not going to go forward right. Eight president will be decided was had an everybody. This is tipped hairs now. We are not. The holidays can be stressful and many times. All of the things that you're dealing with a magnify and between work family in everything going home and hard to find time for yourself now with all districts sometimes you need someone to tell to a non judgmental ear. That's what talk space comes in talks space own line. 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So you could participate in the marijuana industry to legally right now which is a billion dollar industry for most of us who have cultivated automated this industry and also kind of done the most research sure and proven ourselves to be experts in the area are not able to participate subpoena records and The forgiveness of student loan debt. Yup I think those things that young people care by a he speaking speaking directly to them and I think those are things that every other candidate if even if they surpass him they have to find a way to connect with young people in that way. Layman's turn yeah because that's going to be important. You gotTa tell me. How does she going to fake my? So so it's got to be additive right right truth. Truth is a lot of people were saying. Oh well if we go. Moderate we can bring some of those old trump voters over back over to the democratic side. And what I try to quickly remind people is in two thousand and sixteen scene. Six million fewer people voted in twelve. So you're competing for this small a piece of the electorates that people know. Oh comeback if they're given a reason to believe in the candidate that's what I think is a redeeming value for a candidate. Like Bernie is that he does pierce through to some of those folks to question is is do you get more than you lose. And that's not just for him to answer as for any candidate. Do you add more to the key to the Democrat column. Then you lose from it if you add more. Are you go with me if you lose more than look. We can't win an election that way. There's real and I again I want to thank you for coming. Take my mouth is been. It's been an absolute loop pleasure. Have you encountered working. You know myself through the process of how to pick the best candidate to support and I think young people can benefit from it. His way of now A tradition here expeditiously is to select a word of the week. Were of the week now. I would be remiss not to make this my word of the week and the word the week usually something that speaks to the purse the guest here or the conversation. And I'd be remiss not to make this my word or a week since I Do not believe in using a word without doing my own due diligence so this is for anyone else who may have used or heard this word and never really knew what it meant gubernatorial Loy Natori. Yuko is a of or relating to a governor. Anything gubernatorial gubernatorial has to go with governors and their governing. The same way that anything presidential has to do with presidents I will now use it in the Senate so we can go along in their daily life at the water cooler and use it like. They've known it all their lives. Go ahead you ain't gotta give me no credit man. Andrew Gilliam needs a vacation after renting one hell of a gubernatorial guest said you know what I'm saying. I see that. Thank you for that man. Thank you for your honesty. 'cause I thank you for your transparency and you can't pay thank you for your diligence. I thank you for Your sincerity in your passion like you say the help those who need to be held. The most and my last question was Knicks for Andrew. Gillum I will be honest and tell you. I don't think I'm done with electoral politics as a candidate. I'M GONNA be equally honest and saying saying I have no idea what the next move may be. But in the meantime we are registering and committed to registering. And I'd love to get your help at some point over over the process and in Florida we're trying to register and re-engage a million more voters who in time for the two thousand election or and a half million folks eligible to register Mr that. I'm not many of them tip. I think you could speak to speak to. I think you could motivate. I think you can help us get registered in the internal. Let's get it. I can't imagine anything I can do. Bad A to upset the balance of of power That has been abused without a doubt Anything I can I can do to help turn this nation back towards greatness. You know what I'm saying and away from the supremacists way of thinking I am I am eager to do. So Ma- again thank you for your time much look forward to again. Glad to have your expertise thanks for listening to expeditiously with me. CIP Yeah P. Don't forget to subscribe podcast and podcast one and rate and review please.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on expediTIously with Tip "T.I." Harris
"Two zero. Let's take it again with the deficit. Let's take it too because I heard Luther King say this. Let's go with farmers now. If you want to be a farmer you're white man. You COULDA got grants and Dan you know even land donated to you and machinery in everything for you to become a farmer and for you and by the way. They're still getting subsidies cities to this day. See Right now. Subsidization of big subsidies in in this country sub sedation doesn't exist for US seemingly in for so many cases hase's were not even actions for subsidies so take for instance that the fastest growing new businesses in this country are being grown at the hands of black women is going in the country you wonder how much venture capital black women businesses startups. Getting much point. Three percent of one percent point three hints of one percent were black women are getting vis-a-vis access to venture capitalists thirty cents out of out of a dollar note. That's less the net. Net is the thirty third third cinema penny of of sent thirty percent of a penny of a cent. Not even a whole is growing thirty percent of opinion it but you got venture capitalists who are turning over backwards to get money into the hands of people with less credentialing no real experience in many the only thing they they have his relationship right and so and we get their black magic. They're up well they got it. It ain't being unfortunately rewarded with just Simple small investments fifty thousand two thousand here. Murray you're giving tens of millions for an idea by prison who had improved their idea as that's right women black women being the fast growing in this sector yet are at you know they're getting a penance. Independence would be generous in the description of what they're getting access to do so on the on. The Republican side isn't just wherefore the wealthy. We're also for tilting the scales the laws to ward the Wale healed in the well connected right so is one thing to set a foundation for equal access for everybody. That's not what's happening. When when when Donald Trump pushed through that tax reform and and he decrease the impact of regular folks ability to write off their charitable contributions when the fact that Jeff Bezos the wealthiest man in the world paid but nothing Texas and Walmart pay no tax nothing and Walmart by the way? Let's go that example right. So you have a corporation who has employees that they superficially officially keep at minimum wage so they keep them under forty hours in the kingdom under forty hours part time yet they worked in beyond that all because they don't want to have to pay their healthcare care. Hey what's going on man. Let's take a positive discussion to talk about. Their shops. Never shop is a new online shopping site with fashionable brands. 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Does it work if people are independent and if they have everything they need this system would fall apart Pau so I feel like there's assist systemic Strategy now to target people who are on the system to always need this is dependent to always be dependent tip. The system also does not work when the scales are so imbalanced that everyday working people people who are not on an enough to make ends meet. Keep a roof over their head food on off the table clothes on their backs. Your point around making sure that folks don't get to a place of desperation and you become the target and because they're just trying to eat with maslow's hierarchy of needs food shelter security and when you don't have that you do what is required in order to get issue so you the reason why the system cannot continue the way that it is is because one for for for for folks who are working. If you don't have access to healthcare you do realize for those of us who do have access. We are paying for folks to go to an emergency room which is accessing the system at the most expensive of and least efficient form. There's very do realize that if your kids are sitting in a classroom yet a thirty person classroom but the other twenty nine students are not on par with the great level that the teacher has a responsibility to teach to the lowest common denominator. Which means your kid you absolutely because the system hasn't prepared the other set of kids to be in the classroom that they're in this whole idea that we're all in this thing together? It's not just a metaphor. It is not just a saying the system in order for it to work we have to bring all of us up to a similar. Start Line if we don't the system that has to cater to to the least common denominator. That's how it works. L. was only strong as your weakest link for sure and unfortunately there are too many people at the strongest end of the spectrum. That a completely okay. A with just their kids being the strongest everybody else being we from a consumer standpoint for your purposes you can't sell records if the people can't afford to buy them right right you said records but yeah I mean I mean this. This year is the first year that vinyl has out so CD's you know what I mean vinyl out so By other forms vinyl is people rain this hard sale sale of music interesting that that exists right now so seven records is this desk. That's real it would be pages to do so but for all intents purpose records is still considered a luxury that right and so if you don't have luxury money you can't go out you know and accessories that we're in trouble And that's why this this the the the challenges around inequality are so deep and you can look at it myopically. You can look at it only from the perspective about I have but the others don't but the only way we all get to have is when working people have access to money These tax breaks don't work In a large macro economic system because the truth is is what keeps our economy going as when working people get access to disposable income they spend it okay wealthier. People do not spin at the same rate and when they do spend a luxury items that oftentimes forgiven purposes. So you go and you get a yacht in my state you get some federal that tuneless federal federal and state Yet luxury I am playing. That's right our tax write off that's right jets and yet if you owe of a rich man owes call it three million in Texas and he goes to buy a g four for three million for his personal use. He owes no taxes. It's nothing or three million dollar yet doesn't matter now. The problem meals a person who is everyday working person. He can't afford to benefit from take advantage of their. I myself shopping for g four. Oh Okay so look. I really liked the breakdown to people who probably ain't as as well versed in politics. Tell me who has the most. Yes I honest platform the most sincere The most sincere desire to feel that gap a hip. The people.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on expediTIously with Tip "T.I." Harris
"I mean I along with a lot of community folks Desmond Me Sheena meeting. Who Desmond who's a lawyer but had gotten caught up in that system before his rights taken away you know she powerful advocate thousands of people around estate decided that we were going to be a state of second chances. That people shouldn't be judged forever by their worst day does whereas what grace is. That's what forgiveness we asked. All of us are entitled to that so sixty percent of people in Florida said that they were going to be in favor of believe that marijuana in his legalisation obviously the first form. It's taken is medical marijuana allowing for the most which is the most important use. I believe that as well but I would closely salon that with the recreational because of frankly how many people are getting caught in the criminal justice system losing their liberty quite frankly for the sale of of a plant that frankly in its most pure form has more redemptive value then negative value true especially when compared to other items items of recreation like nicotine Alcohol Alcohol Even prescription drugs. Absolutely I think There are a lot of other. Things is a list of Malaysia. List of other things. That illegal right now have far more harmful effects for sooner than mayor wore. Sure for sure. In this case marijuana has the added value of regulated and legalize can bring in a new tax revenue Moore Construction Education with education. You name it right. Those are the kinds of changes that you can see. If we were to mature mature are thinking and again approaches thing from a very very I think holistic an and Modern approach which which unfortunately too many states haven't yet. Yeah I mean I think that I agree completely and I went on record saying that I feel that Bernie Sanders and you as as his running mate For Vice President would be a ticket that could be trump and pins. Yeah my phone rang up you you got me create. I had before From folks you desire talking about it I you know what the truth is. I think if people do want honesty this it they want people who are going to be authentic when I got in the race for governor and and you know some of my people are here in the studio with us and they'll remember this. I got an email from a reporter. Who the first thing he did is eat the he script where it came from but in the title of Assay Gillam Gang and in the substance of it had my four older brothers and all of their criminal records and his point to me was before you? You make this jump into this race just a fair warning. This is what politics and state looks like. Today were yellow gangs and so forth only share that to say I didn't wait for the other side to unload their bad news about me. We lean into it. That's basically said look the only non millionaire running for Governor of the State of Florida out of the five candidates on the democratic side running One of seven kids in the first of my siblings to graduate from high school and I graduated from college and Yes everyone of my older siblings running with the criminal justice system but when people in the story they lose the shouting moment which is having been able to grow up in Miami you you know in in in in in the body height the crack air. Oh for sure in in where police were camping out on your on your corner. I mean you had such a likelihood of being caught up in that system during the day and at that time but to be able to push through that and thankfully to my grandmother's prayers my mother and father's father's hard work. My mom was a school bus driver when she didn't do that. She was a presser in the drycleaners. By data was a construction worker. My growing up experience was not dissimilar. The lot of people in in my state and quite frankly a lot of people in this country. We're often toll with that background that you not pedigree you didn't come from the right background. The right makeup to be able to be governor of the third largest state and certainly not pretty well. Because you ain't got to complexion for the connection well that's a whole nother right. I was trying to say that but you know what beyond that tip. They're also trying to tell poor working class folks that this game isn't mayonnaise right absolutely. Yeah in fact. That was one of the phrases that were coined after you know stacy and is defeat in. The governor's races was is that this was is. This was not just racism at play in some cases but places them like the you know there is a place by which we expect you and when you step out of that the consequences for stepping out it feel. I've experienced it. Well I mean I let you speak over there but you know what it same time no With no struggle struggle. There's no progress abyss and I welcome adversity because all the doesn't kill me we'll build me I. I totally agree and I feel like in my life. I've made it through the absolute worst the most horrendous conditions so anything you throw at me right here right now today. You know what I'm saying. Ah slide off a lot easier. I totally agree but you you know your life experience your own heart. Were building a village a squad that have had your back Ios godless of what the news of the day may be there with you. Say No you right as far as And I've got a squad very very very similar and everybody can't survive. You know you know the higher you go the thinner the air ain't there to the higher you go to the oxygen G. and some people will get some You know some some altitude sickness and you've got to ensure that you you get the right folks whatever the take them real short briefs up top deep. Ah Yes a man you spoke about your base. So let's let's talk about it for a minute because one of the things that I most admired bat you when I had a chance to work was your ability to bring people together for a common purpose and mobilized them to bring about change. What do you think it is about you that connects to everyday people? Well one I mean I don't purport to be anything that I'm that I'm not right. Oh I think if you show up as yourself people aren't looking for perfect right Liga for look for real as right right and so if you can if you can do that and you can at the same time my dad used to it used to you know to you know free my mom out because she would think he would never let us enjoy like the good things things when they happen. Blew my dad's advice. When I first got elected I was twenty? Three says signed never ever ever believe the hype. Because if you believe what they say good about you you believe I believe they say bad about you to the both of them have a very similar philosophy and it is quite quite. I'm talking about is quite simple. If you live for the cheers you will dab out the booze there it is you see what I'm saying. Same difference absolutely If where people say positive additive about you it makes you feel so cheery and warm inside it then then they have that same control over you you in an adverse perspective holy Grai- say negative things overly agreement so when people tell me I'm great appeal. I'm like yeah okay thank you I care more about the people what they feel the people around me you know and the piece of actual contact with me had experiences with me who've lived life with me Room those are the people who I think we should all be most concerned totally in that. But that's you're balancing factor that brings you that keeps you connected the to was real. That's why it keeps you connected to was honest. I mean all along the race and the race for governor while you know I was out showing up and thousands of people crowds campaigning with the president and former president. And all that Kinda stuff at the end day I walked in my house like this trash need to go out. Your kids is looking at you. Look there were negative commercials about me on television. They looked at data data. I'm like no not that not that that's not me but you know they didn't know the the difference it was and then it was right back to playing like nobody ever. They didn't sit on that and we never didn't allow me to sit in space good.
Midterm elections update: Abrams, Gillum, Nelson concede
"A few midterm election races. Finally settled in Georgia Republican Brian camp will be the state's next governor after Democrats Stacey Abrams finally admits the math doesn't end up in her favor for a runoff after a recount kept beating her by fifty five thousand votes in Florida Republican Ron Disentis will be governor. After democrat, Andrew, gillum concedes and Republican Rick Scott off to the Senate after beating Democrat Bill Nelson things worked out a little differently than Grayson. I'd hope but let me say by no measure, you'll
Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race
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Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race
"Could pick up more democrat Andrew gillum has ended his quest to become Florida's first black governor conceding a very close race. Janai a wanted to take a moment to congratulate Mr. Santa's on becoming the next governor of the great state of Florida Ulama ending his time as mayor of the capital Tallahassee next week as well. He says he will remain active
Hand recount won't likely save Bill Nelson vs. Rick Scott
"Now have President Trump on their side ABC's. Victor oquendo is in Broward County today in Broward County. Route Chester swarming election headquarters as they have for gays. Each side accusing the other of election theft Laura's machine recount is underway. State law mandating a recount when races are within half a percentage point the race for governor meeting that threshold the Senate race, even tighter governor, Rick Scott leading by just twelve thousand five hundred votes. Meanwhile, the rhetoric between Scott and his opponent Bill Nelson heating up sitter Nelson is clearly trying defy to try to commit fraud to try to win this election. President Trump wing in tweeting drawing to steal two big elections in Florida. We are watching closely while Scott and the president had provided no evidence of fraud. Democrats are expressing their own concerns about Scott as the current governor being in the position to certify his own election. I am calling on governor Scott to recuse himself immediately from any actions involving the Florida election Scott has a blatant conflict of interest in the governor's race democrat, Andrew gillum rescinding his election night concession. I am. Replacing my words of concession within uncompromised in unapologetic, coal that we count every single vote, but Republican ROY descent his leading by thirty three thousand votes already looking ahead. We have begun our transition efforts to build an administration that can secure Florida's future. All right. Let's go to victory KENDALL right now in Broward County pictured there are dueling lawsuits between the Nelson and Scott Senate campaigns and tonight governor Scott has a new lawsuit are some sides in this battle trying to win the recount in court, Tom this one is getting more heated by the day. Governor Scott filing, a lawsuit in Broward and Palm Beach counties asking that voting machines be impounded while not in use to prevent what he has repeatedly called voter fraud. We've checked with state officials. They tell us right now. There are no investigations into voter fraud. His opponent me. Well, Senator Bill Nelson says Scott is making false and panic claims, Tom Victor oquendo first night, Victor, thank you and in Georgia Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor is saying. The refusal by Democrats Stacey Abrams to give up his quote disgracing, democracy Abram seeking to become the first black woman elected governor in the United
Florida counties working to meet recount deadline
"Is racing toward a recount deadline. The razor thin margins in the governor's race and Senate race triggered an automatic machine. Recount saturday. According to unofficial results filed by the county's Republican governor, Rick Scott leads incumbent democratic Senator Bill Nelson by more than twelve thousand five hundred votes. The two have gone right at each other Bill Nelson is clearly a sore loser. He can't stand the fact that he's not going to be elected for what the first time. In decades. One fact is that Rick Scott is an interested in making sure every law for voters counted and the second is that he's using his power as governor to try to undermine the voting process. Spread and the governor's race is larger with former Republican Representative. Rhonda Santa's ahead of democratic Tallahassee. Mayor Andrew gillum by nearly thirty four thousand votes over the weekend. Gillam revoked his previous concession. I. Words of concession within uncompromised in unapologetic call and we count every single vote. The Santa's is attempting to stay above the fray by keeping a low profile during the recount as the counting continues. The spotlight has focused on two counties in particular, Broward and Palm Beach Republicans have zeroed in on the supervisors of elections in both counties. Protesters calling for Broward County supervisor brenda's night's fire over her history of controversy and admitted mistakes in this count. I worked here for about fifteen years. And I have to say this is the first hand this office or. Such attacks. So
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"Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate is suing the Broward supervisor of elections over incompetence and gross mismanagement. Unofficial results. Showed Scott's lead over democratic incumbent. Bill Nelson was point one four percentage points in the Florida governor's race Republican. Rhonda Santa's lead democrat, Andrew gillum by point four one percentage points. I'm Julie Walker. Hi, I'm making crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. I look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcasts and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. AP
Florida official orders recounts in Senate, governor races
"The Florida's secretary of state has ordered recount in the US Senate and governor races dotty Johnson's Broward County supervisor of elections. Supervisor of elections department is actually puts a premium on transparency and getting the job done that job is to ensure that every vote is counted the official results showed that Republican former US Representative Ron Disentis leads democratic Tallahassee mayor Andrew gillum by point four one percentage points in the Senate race Republican governor Rick Scott's lead over democratic incumbent. Bill Nelson is point one four
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"Trump to be held without bail. While he awaits trial Caesar Sayaka, Florida resident who frequently praised President Trump while threatening his opponents on social media is accused of sending bombs to the Obamas. The Clinton's former vice president Joe Biden next CIA director John Brennan, congress members, Maxine Waters, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, liberal activists, Tom Steiner, and George Soros, actor Robert deniro and CNN's main office building in Manhattan at the supreme court. Newly seeded Justice Brett Kavanagh appeared receptive Tuesday to the arguments of a condemn Missouri prisoner who says he's likely to experience extreme. Pain if he subjected to a lethal injection Russell buck Lou was scheduled to be executed last March before the high court agreed to hear his appeal. His attorneys argued at the supreme court, Tuesday, Buckley's rare medical condition could prevent a lethal injection drug from circulating properly through his veins likely leading to a death so agonizing it would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The supreme court split four two four earlier this year on whether to allow the execution to proceed meaning Justice Cavanaugh will likely cast the deciding vote in the case, and in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker was defeated on Tuesday in his bid for a third term an office. The high tech manufacturer Foxconn says seeking to bring in workers from China to help run the factory under construction near the city of Racine. Governor Walker back to plan with the support of house speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump to. Died three billion dollars in tax credits to Foxconn claiming the taxpayer money would provide thousands of new jobs while renovating Wisconsin's economy, but Foxconn has scaled back its plans now saying it'll hire just three thousand workers in the short term, most of them and engineering positions rather than the thirteen thousand Matthew facturing jobs governor Walker had promised and the size of the tax payer subsidy has steadily increased to four point one billion dollars during two terms office. Governor Scott Walker which known for aggressively busting unions, and for his close ties to right wing dark money groups, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I'm Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, welcome to all of our viewers and listeners across the country and around the world. Democrats have seized control of the house of representatives flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Trump was elected two years ago, while the Democrats will control the House Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate on the state level. Democrats picked up seven governorships huge turnout numbers were reported across the country. President Trump responded to the election results by tweeting, quote, if the Democrats think they're going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the house level. Then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information and much else at the Senate level to complete that game. The terms were a groundbreaking election for women for the first time in US history. At least one hundred women will serve in the US house of representatives, including the first two native American women and the first two Muslim women later in the program. We'll hear from. Democratic socialist Alexandra Cossio Cortes who became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. But we begin today's show with two guests here in New York, Katrina, vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the nation. America's oldest weekly magazine. She's also a columnist for the Washington Post dot com, and we're joined by Rashad Robinson, executive director of color of change. We welcome you both to democracy. Now, let's begin with Katrina vanden who've oh your thoughts on what has taken place the house now in the hands of Democrats Republicans have expanded control of the Senate. I think taking back the house is critical is a check on President Trump. But also, I think it's important people know that a majority of the committees and subcommittees will be controlled by progressives. The progressive caucus will have about ninety members some of the women you mentioned will join and it will have thirteen committees. And I think thirty subcommittees that's important. And I think the ability to not only hold the president in the. Administration accountable on corruption on self interest on self-dealing, but the ability to lay out bold initiatives, bold, legislation may not pass with a Senate as we've seen it. But it's critical. I think that the progressive Democrats lay out in this war of ideas, that progressives have been winning to a certain extent fifteen minimum wage jobs program infrastructure, free higher. Ed. The governor's race is one spoke of critical critical both as a blue wall against the redistricting scams that we've seen from the Republicans critical also to rest back the rust belt from Trump who really did. Well, and key parts, Wisconsin. How sweet it is Scott Walker going down. I mean, my colleague John Nichols has written so much copy about this man who busted public workers assault on education has demeaned and degraded the Wisconsin idea, so I think that's critical amendment for renewed Robinson. And I were. Talking about it. One thing we've seen in this election. Amien won the barriers to democratic participation the will funded targeting voting suppression. So men men for restoring rights to ex-felons to vote one point four million Floridians will be able to vote I think is a vital step on the road to a true democracy. Statehouses? We haven't seen the numbers yet. But those will be hopeful as well flipping. I think Minnesota and a few others. So I think it was you know, it was a bittersweet night because we've seen the incendiary toxic. Nationalism xenophobia, any immigrant actions talk of this president and his enabler in the Republican party. You know, they they secured some wins. However, those who say was kinda split, let's all recall that the Senate map is the most horrific for Democrats. I mean, it's just, you know, the one third up we're really states in which the Republicans and Trump of played well, you mentioned the rust belt, and it to know that there were three states that really delivered for Trump, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and of the and they're those three in those three states. The statewide all Ron's either for governor or for Senate for the US Senate of the Democrats won six out of seven. So you've seen a situation now where those key states now are really not as reliable Republican as they appear to be in two thousand. One. I mean, many of those voters went for Obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve so it was that flip in two thousand sixteen that has to be looked at. And I think last night was in good insight into what is possible in twenty twenty in effect. We can talk about a twenty twenty began last night, but that's a different discussion. But I think you see it with taking back those those state houses there were some good minimum wage initiatives in states very troubling that good initiative in Washington state, the kind of carbon tax the green new deal went down. You still see the power of corporate money in our system and at the state level. There were six states that moved into total democratic contrived and the one of the New York state where the New York state Senate, which was had been very evenly divided. The Republicans control now is overwhelmingly democratic twenty three. I think is now the number in the New York state Senate win that means in terms of what can be accomplished. By progressives. Progressives won a supermajority in the Vermont house neutralizing, the newly reelected governor fill Scott's veto threat knows this. I mean, it's critical on so many levels. But historically, as you will know we've lost over a thousand state legislative seats in the last few years. So this is coming back and saying Democrats progressives are going to play at all levels, New York state. You studied you've written one? It's a major win us. See what governor Cuomo does with it because he's hid behind the inability to do much with the independent democratic conference now defeated one last race, which I think is very important one. And I were talking about is Antonio Delgado in the nineteenth congressional district that race was supercharged with toxic racist rhetoric. John Foucault has held out against good people except for teach out, but he's gone. So I think you know, it's a bittersweet, but I think real gains were made. And I think it would be wrong to. Downplay those one of the nation's most closely watched races of the year remains too close to call Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, holding a slim lead over democratic challenger Stacey Abrams who is vying to be the first African American woman governor in US history, but Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted campus currently at fifty point five percent if he dips below fifty the race goes to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian camp. Again, who is as Georgia secretary of state is in control of the elections, despite the fact many demanded that he recused himself. Meanwhile, in Florida Democrat Andrew gillum conceded to Republican Ron to Santa's after a tight race Gillam attempting to become Florida's first African American government, but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups into Santa's who told Floridians knocked. Monkey this up and in Maryland, Republican governor Larry HOGAN was re elected defeating democrat, Ben jealous. The former head of the N double ACP or shod Robinson. You're the executive director of color of change. Yeah. I think I think these. You know, what happened last night with particularly with Andrew in Stacy's race. I think represents the way that the south is changing.
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"Can be made until the official state canvas of election results is complete a new recount law signed by Walker bars a second-place finisher from requesting a recount if they lose by more than one percent for NPR news. I'm laurel white in Madison in other gubernatorial races in Georgia. The governor's race is too close to call between Democrats Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp in Florida Democrat, Andrew gillum lost. The gubernatorial race to Republican Ron to Santa's the White
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"In another hotly. Contested governor's race Republicans had Florida or cheering as the former congressman Ron does Sanchez defeated democrat Andrew gillum voters in Michigan approving legalizing recreational marijuana.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"I'm on my phone during the commercial paying attention to what's on TV. So that really doesn't bother me the mailers to me. Are obnoxious at this point. I would be so irritated. If you follow me on Instagram, which there are that many people really don't post that much. But you can find me a Ryan e Gorman, that's that's on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all that stuff. But on Instagram I posted a picture of the mailers. I just got in the past few days and covered up this entire console massive melons. And it's got to be frustrating for the postal workers to shove and all this stuff into the mailboxes, it probably doesn't fit. It's a mess as yours addressed to you. Yes. It is not everybody. Theoretically, not everybody your complex is getting these male. I don't know I've seen a couple of them on the grounds. But I'm certainly a target which I don't know why. If if they knew anything about me. You would think I thought these campaigns were so smart and sophisticated. They know everything about you. If they knew anything about me, they know sending me those mailers makes it less likely for me to vote for you. And you're gonna come in not not not based on the issues just based on the mailers themselves. Yes. And the other I think this year, the most annoying aspect of the midterm election has been the text messages. I haven't gotten a single message. I can't believe you're getting so many, and I haven't gotten any I got one today. This was at twelve o one PM if we don't vote this year than you've given up on everything we have fought for some assuming that's from the Republican party early voting closes soon. Get the info here the other day. I think honestly, I gotta be honest. I think something went wrong with. Andrew gillum text messaging deal. I think an intern screwed up. Okay. Because I got let me see one two three four in a row one after another after another after another show, Andrew gillum, you have his back on November six you know, what to do early boating's happening now. Learn more at and they have the link, and it was again, it was one after another after another. It's it's exact same message in in the message four times in a row that you read it, I think hit the button like five times. So I've been getting these nonstop I got one from Ralph Reed before you vote in Florida reading share our faith and freedom voter guide. We have our PM Tampa Bay voting guy..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"And Andrew gillum is still on CNN right now. He's being interviewed on their whatever their morning show is called on CNN and the anchor just played a Qatar's playing cut of President Trump. Let's pick this up. Andrew gillum wants to throw open your borders to drug dealers, human, traffickers, gang members, and criminal aliens. Guillem support steadily sanctuary cities he wants to abolish ice. Your response. Well, I'm sorry. I missed that last night. I was out with three kids trick or treating we prefer treats in my house. They had a lot of tricks going on apparently last night with the President, Mr Santa's. But again, Mr. desanta said the president had no relationship with the truth. I believe in borders. I believe in the law with the president has turned our immigration enforcement agency into is a family separation force putting kids in cages and separating. Feeding babies from their mothers. That's not who we are. The real threat is no being dropped into this country coming from Asia, it is a rapist entr sex traffickers, and quite frankly, very dangerous murderers coming and because our folks have focused on ripping babies away from their parents, then on actually securing our borders. The president again is attempting to use scare tactics. Fear mongering again, this is a race to the bottom of the Kanda politics. There used to I just happen to believe that they are sorely underestimating the people of my state best not the brand of politics that we want. We want to hear our elected officials talk about what we're going to do to make our community our state better. That's a democrat Andrew gillum on CNN just moments ago. You can share your thoughts and reaction with us. This morning us the open mic right now in the news ninety six point five WDBO app. This.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"And said about Andrew gillum quote. The last thing we need to do is monkey this up. That and some other things about Ron to Santa's sled. Andrew gillum to enter to utter the most memorable debate line from any candidate in either party running for any office this year. My grandmother used to say a hit dog will holler. This room. Mr. Disentis is spoken. Hey, first of all he's got Neo Nazis, helping him out in this state. He is spoken racist conferences. He's accepted a contribution. And would not return it from someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a Muslim in. I e r when asked to return that money he said, no he's using that money to now fun negative ads. Now, I'm not calling Mississippi Santa so racist. I'm simply saying the racist believe he's a racist. Andrew gillum is the democrat candidate for Florida governor he'd try and snacks. In winter garden, Florida today this mom, brought her two kids with her to the polls this mom to be did as well. You see the angle there that baby is apparently due on Wednesday the day after tomorrow, she's outvoting today. What's your excuse? In Miami on Sunday this weekend people March to the polls with their kids after church in Orlando, some voters brought a life size cut well larger than life size got out of the man they were lined up to vote for talahassee mayor Andrew gillum. We're told that early voting across the country is on track to blow the roof off of any prior mid-term election, ever, Florida appears to be no exception. The Miami Herald now reporting that Florida's on pace to set a new record for turn out in that state in a non presidential election year. Joining us now for the interview is Tallahassee mayor and democratic candidate for governor, Andrew gillum, mayor Gillam. Thank you very much for.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"This moment will pass that darkness that we are experiencing. The hate. We are witnessing the vitriol the intent to divide us. That's going to pass. And years from now, our children, our grandchildren will look in out is each one of us. And they're going to ask us where were you at that inflection moment? And what I know we're going to be able to say is we were all here together fight, Andrew gillum, and we will be able to tell them more than just how we felt at this moment. We will be able to tell them what we did. What action we took that we spoke up that we stood out that we got people to the polls that we called and we texted and we emailed and we elected Andrew Gillon, the nets governor of the great state of Florida. I am eager to send a message to the president of the United States that his kind of politics that his brand of politics his brand of hatred. His brand of division. His brand of attempting to turn American against American citizen against citizen humanity against humanity as come to an end and the state of Florida. The state of Florida has bought it to an end. Tomorrow is a week out from the election national elections congressional elections important gubernatorial races like that race in Florida coming up the national story writ large about these super important elections is that it turns out they're not ending by being all about Trump. Right. That's the sort of national story right now. Democratic candidates aren't campaigning against Trump and their races. Republican candidates are not campaigning for Trump in their races nationwide. We're told that is the big picture view of these elections. These elections aren't being conducted for or against the president. They're all about these other candidates, regardless of who the president is. But you know, what? This Florida governor's race this crucial Florida governor's race. Kind of feels like it is a little bit about Trump. You saw that there that argument at that rally today from Andrew gillum with whom we're going to speak with in just a moment at Rhonda Santa's rallies even just in the last few days when he talks about Andrew gillum his crowd. Yells back lock him up. Locked him up. Ronda, Santa's is the guy who ran this ad at the start of his campaign where he plays build the wall with his kids, and he teaches them Trump catchwords. Mr. Trump said, you're fired. I love that part. And he teaches his kids to say make America great again. The morning after the primary election in which Rhonda scientists learned that he would be the nominee and he'd be running against Andrew gillum. Rhonda Santa's is the guy who went on Fox News.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on 1A
"There's already common law, self defense, which means in places where you are in public square and you result having to defend yourself with deadly force. There's already case law on the books where you've been able and you've seen cases where people are able to successfully argue the case that it made sense to be able to use deadly force, but to now. Take that to a different extreme into provide under the cover and the color of the law. People being able to snuff out innocent life based off of their perception of threat to me is is, is is a stretch too far as it relates to what we can do. Obviously, on that, I wanna make the case, and I want to use regular voices of Floridians to make the case to our lawmakers around the absence of common sense when it comes to these kinds of laws and the help them understand how families like mine like others who are raising black children and black and Brown children feel particularly under siege by laws like these take each case of Trayvon Martin and the trace of the case of Markey's mcglockton and there are many others, and quite frankly, talked to prosecutors who were saying are seeing criminals on both sides who are using stand your ground as a way to take out there. You know their, they're gang enemies because they both have weapons. So. What has also been extended to giving cover of for four legitimate you legal practices in our communities and prosecutors are left to do nothing about it because folks are able to clan stain your sustained, your ground as a San defense Arinze point. Before we let you go with regards to enforcing current gun laws before trying to pass new ones. What would you say science? So I would say one, yes, we must enforce a current laws, but we also got to do things like ensure that if you want to carry the power of God, it's a waste, but you gotta have a background check to do things like convicted domestic violence. Abusers should not get access to weapons, where they can snuff out the laws of their loved ones, closing the gun show loophole. These are extreme these on radical. I was sued by the NRA and Tallahassee because we refuse to repeal an ordinance in our city would simply said, you can't shoot guns and city parks. You can't shoot Guzman parks for our kids play and our in our families. Picnic that was considered to be too extreme. We, we've lost the commonsensical balance here. We're not talking about an affront to the second. We're simply talking about how do we keep our kids safe in school. How do we reduce the level of of ongoing everyday gun violence that pervades our neighborhoods. We gotta rip restore some decency here and unfortunately, the NRA runs roughshod over the state of Florida. Right now, we got to put some decency back into it. Andrew gillum the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida running for governor as democrat mayor Gillam. We really appreciate you making some extra time four. So thanks very much. Thank you for the opportunity. Good luck. Everybody go vote to Florida and San Luis Hernandez. The host of sundial on wwl are in public radio in Miami. You can find more of the stations, excellent coverage, including guide to all the referenda in Florida on this month. Next month's ballot at w. l..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on 1A
"This is one a. I'm Joshua Johnson in Washington, which state offers reliably fascinating politics major national policy issues and plenty of twists on the campaign trail. The late Tim russert said it best, Florida, Florida, Florida. This year's race for governor heated up almost as soon as the primaries ended with the incumbent Republican, Rick, Scott, stepping aside to run for the US Senate GOP state Representative Rhonda Santa's faces Tallahassee democratic mayor, Andrew gillum. Both men debated last night in Tampa where they took on controversies that have come up in this campaign including accusations of racial rhetoric from Mr. de Santa's. We've invited both candidates to join us on one a. thus far Mr. to Santa's has yet to respond. But that invitation definitely remains open joining us. Now from w. USF public radio in Tampa is mayor Andrew gillum. Mr Mayor, welcome to one a. thank you so much for having me Mr Mayor, you're in the home stretch of. This race, just a few more weeks to go. How's the campaign trail going so far? It's going well. We are here in the final fifteen days of this race filling amazing energy out here on the trail. We feel the wind at our backs, ah, proud of performance last night at the debate, and frankly, a looking forward to over the next fifteen days making the closing case to Floridians as to why I ought to be the next governor lead this day forward. Yeah, wonder where you see that closing case right now. I mean, we're in a very polarized political environment, but we are also a nation with lots of moderates and independence. Florida has plenty of them as you know, that's kind of why we're a perennial swing state and I'm speaking as a native Floridian. I, I wonder what you think has those voters who haven't quite decided between you or Rhonda Santa's on the fence, where do you think that you still need to close the case in the next few weeks? What one? I mean, I think I still have to work to expose Mr.. Sanders record to the people of. The state of Florida, particularly on the issue of health care while a member of congress, he voted over dozen times to repeal ObamaCare going so far as to see the government shutdown in order to see his a radical extreme policies at the far right of the governing party six years in congress. Never saw a piece of legislation passed under his signature, and I also voted while they are to see and sheri- companies baby to discriminate against people based off pre existing conditions. There are a lot of areas where we disagree, but certainly on that. I consider him unqualified for the office when you consider that one in five people in the state of Florida, don't have access to insurance, and that we've got probably every one of your listeners are sitting next to or have someone in their household who has a pre existing condition. The fact that you would be in favor of allowing insurance companies to charge more or to deny coverage. And my -pinion again is disqualifying for the office. So I wanna make sure that people understand who Mr. to saying. His is and the reason he has yet to produce a health care plan for the state of Florida is because Floridians would be terrified to learn if he were to speak. Honestly with them about what his plans are quite frankly to increase 'cause Jack costs and reduce coverage. I wonder how you view the perspective of Florida voters considering that the outgoing governor of Florida, Rick. Scott was a healthcare executive, and he's pretty well aligned with President Trump on many things and was a two term governor of the of the state of Florida. Do you get the sense that Floridians are really tracking with you as it relates to health care or maybe as early diversity in the political views? I do believe that Floridians away. Thus Floridians wanted Medicaid expanded. Our governor was Ford, and then he was against it. The Republican led Senate passed it thirty nine to one out of the Senate, and then the house obstructed and push the governor to the far ends. Again, if his own party and today over eight hundred thousand people who would..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on Pod Save the People
"Extent to which poverty is and continues to be criminalised by minor offenses and Rollins ran on a platform of getting getting rid of those things and making sure that people were not being prosecuted for things that were tied to living in poverty. And I think that's that's so important. But but as you mentioned a huge part of how she one was the fact that she got turnout from places that historically have not turned out for for these sorts of elections, and I think that that is so that is so crucial. I think as we saw with Stacey Abrams and Andrew gillum and and you know, obviously Cossio Cortez in. And so many of the people that we've mentioned is that it is it is not simply that these folks have to get, you know, people who who may have been like Trump voters or. People in the affluent suburbs were well educated white folks or or any of that. And that's not to say that those trying to get those votes don't matter. But it is to say that there is a a untapped group of people who have felt disenfranchised and and really disillusion from the democratic electoral process for so long because they had people who were not serving their interest, and I think that that's to what people are missing. I, you know, I'm the first person say voting is essential. I think everybody should vote, but I also think that we fail to understand sometimes the extent to which so many people have felt like they didn't have anything to vote for. And when you have people like Rollins, when you have people like a Cossio quotas and when you have people like like on a Presley who are just so inspiring and so powerful in and represent the sort of best versions of what these communities aspire towards and the sort of lives that they want to build for themselves, who will unapologetic. Attic in saying that they are running on platforms of. That are tied to the identities and the and subsequently the the lives and the material conditions of the people in these communities than those people are motivated to turn out. I guess not a isn't a difficult formula. And I think that that is why you know, I think we look at these some of these poll numbers, and you have to almost take it with a grain of salt now, because everything is kind of been, you know, thrown into the win. Like if you get these folks excited about someone who's going to work on their behalf and does so explicitly and who recognizes there's, there's a profound imbalanced in our political system in whom the that political system has benefited for for decades and decades and decades have been. You are going to see a lot more candidates like this succeeding and, and I really hope that this is the beginning of of a of a shift that occurs nationwide and hopefully moves into November. Yeah, reminded too. When I look at some of the prosecutors who might be winning in November, could've just said they're not going to. Execute a set of crimes. Is that like remember that people made this up? Like, what is it? Crime is just something that people have done that we have decided that there's a consequence for it sound like set in stone. So you know, you've heard me talk about the felony theft amounts for longtime, like some random person in Florida. Just decided that deft over three hundred dollars a felony like people just made this up. And I think that what you see what seven, the prosecutors who are core running in a progressive is that they're just like, we're not gonna prosecute these things like it just doesn't make sense in that is their power to do, and this is how we can like. One of the things I'm passing with now is like how they mass incarceration become mass rate in the became mass through like a series of thousand decisions that were made up without the best intentions of our communities in mind. And like there's a chance for people to dismantle that from within in prosecutors are key part of that..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520
"Increase which is what Andrew gillum is running. On, instead they wanted to distract from those, issues but trying to call a good, man a military, officer Rhonda, Sanchez a, racist and it just shows kind of the the devolution of our discourse that instead of talking about the policies we're getting into the gutter like, this you know my, my if I had to guess, congressman I don't know Rhonda. Santa's I've interviewed him a timer to on the, radio but if I had to, guess I would guess that he was trying to say something what what most people would probably say, is let's not screw this, up? Right Is he was trying to say something, more polite than that you know Unbelievable Well and and you look at what's been happening in. Florida I, mean our economy has been booming where functionally full employment and the reason that Florida's doing so, well the reason that almost a thousand people every day moved to, Florida their hopes and dreams and investment ideas and business opportunities in job creation. Plan the reason they come to four is because we have below is per capita state taxes in. America I know that because I used to be the finance, attacks chairman of before to, legislature sponsored bills to cut. Taxes The Santa's, wants to continue that momentum Andrew gillum, fundamentally, believes that. The things that we've been doing in Florida been wrong but what we really need to do is raise taxes what we really need to do. Is restrict gun rights Andrew gillum believes that. Illegal alien criminals should be able to live? In our, neighborhoods without the fear of deportation and so if we're. Talking, about the construct of raising society then you can lose. The very, concrete policy differences between these two men and and you know you've got a national I'm a, Floridian but I believe that the Rhonda Sanchez Andrew gillum raising we'll, be the most exciting in the most watched midterm race in the country because. It really puts eight Bernie Sanders liberal against Donald Trump Republican and I think that creates an interesting. Contrast how do you think the races going congressman I mean, this whole monkey things gotten, a lot of national publicity To? Me it's, completely insane how do you think it's playing in Florida Radiant or focused on? You know kitchen table issues are the school.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Mike Espy, for example, is running a hell of a race in Mississippi, and then you go to Florida. You just had Andrew gillum who is not not the future of the Democratic Party. He's the now with the Democratic Party and what me most people under. Is that this race in Florida, that is that is Donald Trump's litmus test because if we're able to take back the White House, excuse me, the governor's mansion in Florida. There's a good chance that you can take back the White House in twenty twenty. So Andrew gillum is that person and you, you look at Tennessee. I'm saying that Democrats have an opportunity and Tim probably will laugh when I say this, but we are proverbial bed wetter. And so we have to make sure that we take advantage of this opportunity that we have in front of us because Donald Trump is giving us victories electoral victories, you know, on a platter. Yeah, I think there's some political post traumatic stress within the Democratic Party after the last election. But I think Trump is going to these states because midterm elections are base elections for the most part, and he's still maintains a good deal of popularity within his base, but where where the rubber is going to meet the road is Democrats are very energized. Can we keep our energy there, get our voters out and then the fifty seven percent. Of the independent voters disapprove of Donald Trump. Can we pull them to our side and these midterm elections? I think those independent voters are more motivated today than they would normally be in the mid term election. For people like maybe Alexandria Okaz you'll Hortense probably cannot. And that's the existential crisis, your parties facing because I think that the see this is what I, this is where I want my voice to be louder than others just because we are the party of Tim Ryan. We are the party of Joe Manchin. We are also the party of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Like our tint is extremely big, but the message of of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. It may not resume. In fact, it won't resonate loudly and South Carolina. We need a different type we have. We have to take a quick break, but because you brought house rolling right this morning, I need to ask you, yes, time for new leadership. If Democrats take back the house, will you? He loves this. I love this. I'm to listen to. I think we need new leadership. Not sure door on it, but I think it I think it's time for us move in another direction. I thought that eighteen months ago, I think that today, if we're going to reach out to those voters, those independent voters, I think we do need some new people going out to make the case. Do you want to be speaker or candidate for president? I want to want to work for Bukhari. That's you're, you're really getting your. All right, everybody. Thank you so much and the bipartisan trio known as the three amigos are now missing those central figure Senator Lindsey, Graham and former Senator. Joe Lieberman will be right here. Next. It is going to be a. Lonely journey from me for a while. I'm going to need your help. You know what's not smart job sites that overwhelm you with tons of the wrong resumes. But.
"andrew gillum" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"It really is enjoyable. It's really a lot of fun particularly in the summer months. So the media are not satisfied with simply suggesting that Rhonda's Santa's in evil Republican. He's a racist for using a term that. Is commonly used politically, like all the time. In fact, Andrew gillum himself. The Tallahassee democrat has has said in the past that the that his opponents were like monkeys on his back so you, it turns out there are lots of ways to use the word monkey without actually making racially charged reference designed to elicit a certain response from the evil racists who supposedly make up your base, but that's not gonna stop the Democrats from jumping on this and fully dishonest fashion. They did the same thing by the way to Mitt Romney back in two thousand six Mitt Romney suggested that the big dig in Boston, which I was there for this. They'd be ridiculous tunnel, and the DRO got stuck. It cost them billions of dollars, and he's just the project was the tar baby meaning that the project was costing money and you'd spend the money and then you have to spend more money on it. And people pointed out that the phrase tar baby has a racist history going back to like the rare rabbit tales of the nineteenth century, and suddenly it was the Mitt Romney was making some sort of veiled racist reference about a tunnel project. That's what Mitt Romney was doing. I remember they did the same thing to George Allen in Virginia. There was an, there's an Indian guy who's following his. Campaign at the behest of his senatorial opponent and the Indian guy following his campaign, not like native American, like India from from India and George Allen said something like, oh, you see this guy following our campaign around. I notice name is like macaca or something, and then it turned out the macaca was a Portuguese slur for black person. And so people said, well, his use of the term macaca was direct directed at the Indian guy who's making a res- a racist reference to a random reporter in the back of the room in order to gin up the base in Virginia, and it basically caused George Allen to lose the election. George Allen legitimately lost a senatorial election on the basis of this. It's why just a couple of days ago here on this show when we were talking about a British story about men wearing frilly underwear and the British word for underwear knickers k. n. I c. k. e. r. s. I had to spell it out and explain exactly what word I was using because otherwise media matters would claim that I was using the n. word in one thousand nine hundred nine. There was a guy in the mayor's office in Washington DC used the word niggardly. Niggardly means stingy. It has nothing to do with the n. word. The guy was fired for using or back in nineteen ninety nine. So this is the part of the thing that so incredible is that you? The assumption here is that he was using the term monkey this up, knowing that the climate is such that it would completely destroy his candidacy earliest harm his candidacy specifically to appeal to people who are already gonna vote for him because they voted for Trump which according to the media means the racist. Yes, I'm sure that the Yale grad and the Harvard law grad is secretly a deep racist who attempting to use a southern strategy and estate. He is likely to win already. Yeah, I'm sure. I'm sure that's exactly what he was going for, but that's the media decided to push out. So here is Andrew gillum response. He says, of course this isn't just a racist dog whistle. It's a Bullhorn. It's a Bullhorn, which seems you know discriminatory against male cattle, but who am I decide will in the the handbook of Donald Trump, they no longer do whistle calls. They're now using full bullhorns and that was a Bogo what I've got to say about..
"andrew gillum" Discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
"Wow. Hi everyone. This is Jonathan Kaye part and welcome to Cape up. Today, August twenty. Eighth is primary day in Florida. And if all goes according to his plan, Tallahassee mayor, Andrew gillum would become the state's democratic nominee for governor. The first African American to do so Guillem was a guest on Cape up in June. He sounded an awful lot like Stacey Abrams. Now, the democratic nominee for governor of Georgia will kill them. Have the same success to get you reacquainted with him. This episode is a rerun of that June conversation with the man who could make history. Mayor, Galen. Thank you very much for being on the podcast. Thank you. Brother are Yup attorney, Jonathan. So you are the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida? Yeah. And are you turn limited? I am not. No. I've been on the council for twelve years. I'm. Fifteenth. Yeah, youngest person ever elected. Yeah, council under three. And you're now, you said in your fifteenth year, I'm in my fifteen year. You're not term limited as mayor, not term limited my term expires, November, but I could run again, but I will not be running again. Obviously. Why would you give up these security of being mayor of the capital of Florida to run to be the governor of Florida? Yeah. I mean, the truth is, is one. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time in public service at the local level and in still enjoying it. The truth is though you come to a point where the changes that you're trying to make at a local level are being impacted by what's happening above you and our case, right. We're trying to get a handle on poverty on affordable housing on a changed Konami on proud to be the mayor of what is the fastest growing economy in the state of Florida per capita. But the truth is, is that forty six percent of the. People in the state of Florida can't make ends meet, and they say they can't make ends meet at the end of the month based off of the economy that we have in our state. Similarly, the criminal Justice system in unforgiving cycle where we're not allowing people to get their rights restored automatically whereby large, many of these individuals are getting out of incarceration returning to our communities, and they're very, very few economic opportunities for them. I mean, I had a brother who had a record got out, apply for job, apply for job, apply for job and got no no such to the point that he does start his own business. He started by power-washing sidewalks that turned into power-washing houses, which then turned into power-washing buildings in retrofitting, semi trucks. And now he runs a successful business and hires a bunch of former felons to do the work with them. You know, as you're saying that story about your brother, there would be people Republicans and serves bootstrap Republicans who say, see a. ha that's the way it's supposed to work. Well, the truth is if you were to. Seriously by brother wanted, whether he wanted to be an entrepreneur. He say, no. He said he got into it because he needed to provide a meal for his daughter housing closing for his family. And so it was born out of necessity. Now, in his case it worked right. But how many cases are out there where it didn't work, how many people don't get access to, you know, Republicans are often, you know for saying, pull yourself up by the bootstrap, but then we arrest all of these barriers that keep people from being able to do just that. And so you know, as the mayor of the city talahassee I was proud to ban the box. We don't ask about criminal background history when you apply for the job for job in the city of Tallahassee and less answering, yes, to having had one is a disqualifier for the position. If it's not a disqualifier, we're gonna miss you on your merit. Are you qualified? Can you do the work? Will you make good employees? And quite frankly, those individuals, some of the hardest working people we have within our government because Jonathan, they know what it means to be without. Right. And so what I'm simply saying is. Distant with conservative thinking, if you will, let's create an opportunity for people to have the.