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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Liz Cheney Fuel Growing Divisions Within GOP

Morning Edition

00:46 sec | 8 months ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Liz Cheney Fuel Growing Divisions Within GOP

"Voted to impeach Donald Trump? Or is it Marjorie Taylor Greene, who's promoted Q and on conspiracy theories and political violence, and says Trump sparked her interest in politics. In the end, they appear to have chosen both. The full House voted to remove green from her committee assignments yesterday, but only 11 Republicans voted to do so before the vote, Green says she no longer believes the lies she spread. These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me. They do not represent my district and they do not represent my values. She did not apologize. So Meanwhile, Liz Cheney survived a vote and kept her position in Republican leadership on the line with me now Barbara Comstock of former representative from Virginia Good morning.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

04:16 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Barbara Comstock was beaten handily by another woman. And in fact, the Democrats elected three women from the Commonwealth to the congress, which is a historic I because up until yesterday Barbara Comstock was the only female in the delegation of congress. So I think the Republicans have a lot of work to do with women. Do they do they have models at the gubernatorial level though because we heard that tape earlier from Kristi Nome, south Dakota's, first, female governor now in Iowa Kim Reynolds one there I'm seeing now. So so it looks like at the state level. Republicans have always been very successful. There could they could they build continue building on that model with women candidates. You know Ecorse year, right? The first woman governor I ever worked for was Christine Todd Whitman, and I'm dating myself. Now, we back in the nineties, but think of when she won that was epic back. Then right. I mean, there were no women really winning statewide or for governors or Senate. And now we fast forward, and we see. That nail is much more commonplace. So I do think Republicans are having success state. But you know, what I think if we were to break down this election again with women it really depends on where they were running right? And whether those were red states or blue states, and I think the mat for Republicans is a little more difficult for women. I think because if you're looking at the demographics, the red states tend to be represented by white males overwhelmingly, so again, the Republicans have worked to do about it. Okay. So talk to me more about that though. Because, you know, earlier in the hour, we were talking about how Democrats look to black women as reliable, quote, unquote, reliable vote, and maybe aren't making room for them in the party as actual representatives. I mean, we're women overall or more than half of the electorate here. So. Is it time to that the Republican party you'll look to women for future generation of leadership? That's going to be a big discussion that again, we're going to have particularly here in states like Virginia that used to be reliably red and nail than they were purple. When Obama was president nails blue, look, I'm an African American Republican won't make can you imagine how bad that is. And if you think that the black women in the democrat party who have been the core of the democrat party. I don't think anybody can argue that feel like they're being left out. Imagine being a woman of color in the Republican party Mia. Love was one. She was the first black woman elected as a Republican congress and not believe she lost in Utah. But again, Utah's an entirely different discussion than I think what we're talking about here in the beltway at cetera and more moderate suburban type of women candidates and voters. So I do think that the GOP has a lot of work to do with people of color in general right now, if we're going to tell the truth, and I'm a truth teller the Republic. Party is a white male white female party that is much more rural. It's not really I don't know if you could even call Republican anymore Trump. I think particularly after some of the more moderate Republicans lost as casualties at the president's rhetoric. So the GOP's go a lot of work to do on people color and women for sure. Thing going to ask you so FIA and Rebecca want to get your response to what the Sofia saying here, though, when I talked to a lot of younger Republican women, for example, though, I the person they're most excited about not for twenty twenty. But for twenty twenty four is Nikki Haley, though, so I mean, could we this is so far away granted? But is is it seems to me as potentially ironic that you know, I heard everything you said about the Republican party and women, but there's a lot of excitement over a potential future female presidential candidate on the Republican side. Well, look, Nikki Haley, isn't an exception to the rule. What do I mean by that anytime, you can win elections as a woman and a woman of color particular? Now, you're a standard Nikki's the best thing the GOP has going for it right now, we're going to tell truth again. She is a woman. She's a woman of color Indian Sheesh. From a southern strong state. It's very. Conservative. Although a democrat won that seat in Charleston last night. That's big. And I think that you know, that's what makes her unique..

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"I I want to ask you about this Kentucky race because it's going. It's going to be one of the first ones we see the results from. Kentucky six it has Andy Barr congressman Andy Barr against Amy McGrath. It's a district President Trump while by sixteen points in two thousand sixteen obviously a bellwether one of the things we were talking about during the break is the Democrats. And I know this is much to your Sagren. The Democrats have done a pretty good job when it comes to candidate recruitment. Democrats did a phenomenal job. He'll look at Ralph north or mid Virginia, Connor lamb, Amy McGrath. These folks could be Republicans there served in the military conservative values. This is going. This is the kind of a war going on inside the Democratic Party progressives or kind of old blue dog Democrats where where where's the direction of the party, and this new congress if they if they do take over is going to have a pretty interesting mix of both and there'll be a kind of a battle. But the the Democrats have done a phenomenal job getting great candidates. I'm sure you disagree with guys Republic. Right. I do something. But. Mind. I mean, listen variety is the spice of life and far be it for the Republicans to talk about the disruption within the Democratic Party. They got they own disruption going on battling their own president that proves to talk about the economy. But yet contains to talk about immigration, but they are not Republicans. They are Democrats, and we are looking for a big night it really hold off the president. And it's going to happen in the house. Joe, let's talk about Virginia right now. Barbara Comstock, congresswoman Barbara Comstock, she's one of the most vulnerable vulnerable members of congress in the country right now, if she can hold on there that will indicate I think that is a red wall as opposed to a Blue Wave. But that's that's a tall order. Yeah. No. If that happens that would tell people right off the bat. If doesn't mean the Democrats can't we can't take the house maybe long long road to get there. This is a district that we need to pick up coming from the democratic side that we, you know, this one is one we're all res sort of county, I know people to keep voting out there. But, but this is one that if we don't pick up this one, it's it's problems trouble. And Amanda, one of the things that we've seen in the way that President Trump has chose to to present his closing argument, as it were is that maybe he's serving to rally his voters who like this very negative anti documented immigrant message, which is the plate way of putting it, but it hurts people like Barbara Comstock in northern Virginia..

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"But even the least self-aware Republicans you talk to recognize this is no normal moment. And that they are in the Trump train, whatever they wanna call it, and they have to ride along. And this is something they just have reconciled. If you accept that. You're staying in this Republican party, then you probably need his political capital to rally your own voters. Whether it's an suburban congressional district or a statewide Senate contest, Rick Tyler she talked about. Serban congressional district. Barbara Comstock, I'm sorry. Well, Barbara Comstock, for instance, I talked about her get talking about thirty five forty more. I just know Barbara I worked with her in the house. Barbara Comstock sees what happens over the past week. We can a half it's horrifying people in her district suburban not only suburban housewives the suburban men and women in that district, obviously are going to be turned off by the president's words over the past week. How in the world is somebody like Barbara Comstock survive the events how in the world the people in districts where Hillary one Republicans survived the presence reaction to the bombs. They're politically cornered there. Even if they don't like President Trump, they're align with house speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders who are aligned with President Trump what they're banking on. Joe when you talk to them is that the economy is somehow going to help them survive that people will look pass the tweet look past the racially charged language look past the scandals and say, well, the economy solid, and we got us a pre court Justice. We actually got to and they think that could be enough..

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

Erin Burnett OutFront

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront

"I mean, they refer to investigating some allegations, but you you don't know what they're talking about. Do you think this is because they don't want the chief lifeguard if you put it on the job? Well, there are two reasons that you might try to get rid of a chief lifeguard one. Maybe the lifeguard doesn't know how to do the job, but I've been doing children's environmental protection now for thirty five years. So I do know how to do the job. The second is may be saving. Children doesn't matter anymore. I hope it's not the second Dr Ruth. That's all. Thank you so much for your time. We really appreciate it. Dan, every night until the midterms out front is going to be taking a look at one key race tonight. Virginia's tenth congressional district. One of the Democrats top targets as they try to take control of the house, it's home to one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the country to term congresswoman, Barbara Comstock just dean is out front with today's race of the day. President, Donald Trump's name isn't on the ballot here in Leesburg, Virginia, but still his name loons large in this district is President Trump factor in your decision. Of course, of course. How much time do you. Just miles outside of Washington, welcome to ground zero. The Trump resistance. Democratic voters in this highly educated wealthy and increasingly diverse district. See this election as a chance to write what they consider the many rungs of the Trump presidency. The most recent polls for Virginia's hotly contested tenth congressional district show Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock trailing, her democratic challenger state Senator Jennifer waxed in people are concerned about the coarsening of public discourse, the lack of civility and the inability to get anything done in congress. Waxed in has received support from a number of outside groups. Looking to flip this blue Trump's latest approval rating in the district, a meeker thirty, five percent..

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on Pod Save America

Pod Save America

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on Pod Save America

"And you know, this is a race. We went. Tell us about Barbara Comstock. You know what? Honestly, this is where you have two great candidates. Look, you know. What to say about Barbara Comstock has been has been said by no one. No, I look. I think that the the simplest way to view Barbara Comstock is she voted for the Paul, Ryan tax cuts, and now she is trying to campaign on MS thirteen. She has yet another one of these Republicans who campaign on what they believe on to believe into. They're trying to rile up the base and scare people into into turning into turning out based on, you know, fearmongering imigrants. It didn't work for a glass be it didn't work in this specific district in that race. You know what? That's all I want to contract because I don't think we're going to know very much about. Your your initial joke is right though. I mean, I think most Democrats in Virginia would say like, she's pretty popular. She's a good job showing up in the district doing constituent services, but if this is a referendum on Trump people like Barbara Comstock are going to go down. And so it's one to watch. Yeah. I mean, one number you need to know is she has supported Trump on nearly ninety eight percent of votes. So she is lockstep in line with Donald Trump, even though this entire campaign, you can bet that Barbara Comstock is running around Virginia saying, oh no, I'm an independent voice. I'm not. You know, I don't fall in line with the party. It's bullshit. Her record just tells you other us. The other big factor Virginia's got Corey Stewart, who's a Neo confederate Republican running for Senate, so that will likely not give, you know, Democrats in Comstock district, these more likely to be swing, voter, type Republicans, any desire to go out and vote for him. Yeah, that's true. That's true. Okay. So we have give it some careful consideration. And here fame America. We have decided after a lot of thought that we are going to endorse Jennifer Weck Ston. We've done it redid hours of meetings at the site. It really guys. It was touching. Okay. When we come back, we will have our interview with president..

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Quarry a major chance of winning that sort of sums it a lot doesn't it well i mean the last part i think is wrong i mean cory stewart's probably gonna lose by double digits in virginia and i certainly won't be sad about that result i would point out with just throw a little bit of new onset of this i mean we did have barbara comstock one in virginia against a guy and trump was kind of loyalty to trump was the focal point of that race comstock was accused of being insufficiently loyal to trump mike dewine did win republican primary in ohio recently where loyalty to try he was the less loyal to trump and i think probably martha mcsally will win zona over to people who are much more trump so it's it's a little less land olympic although barbara comstock shouli got sixty percent of the vote against this guy who is nixed trump are and she got less votes or in the republican primary they got less votes than the democrats so she is a prime target and she has tried to walk this tightrope she doesn't want to offend trump and trump voters too much but on the other hand she has considerably to the left of her and she is one of the top targeted seats in the country and i would also say to liens point which is i think is good it's good introduce that and is definitely the case that not every race has been a referendum on how will your trump is broken the president's way but all you gotta do still fear in politicians right is win a few of them i mean that's that's the point right i mean it's hard to challenge comments anyway what you are seeing is on noth of a pattern wouldn't you say leon that everyone understands where the political incentives are understands there's no upside in going into the president.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"It's going to be the top of the ticket and virginia and so for a four suburban publicans running on house races they're gonna have to deal with reprecussions of that vicious campaign that he's promising against him cain just gonna have to deal with donald trump and we saw it happened in the virginia off your elections last year it's going to be just as bad and they have this now this new problem in addition donald trump of course stored and heidi there are four seats in virginia now four congressional seats that many people have considered to be up for grabs very competitive because stewart won his primary last night those races have shifted democratic by a lot of the major ranking services right and if you saw what happened last year in the off year election it was a fired up democratic base and so the transfer effect here of corey stuart like john size being effectively at the top of the ticket could be pretty significant if you're somebody like barbara comstock for example you're already in a really uphill battle this is going to ensure that a lot of those same crossover educated female suburbanite republican voters are going to you this as a referendum as corey stewart being effectively trump's proxy and ensuring that essentially that same turn out model that transferred into a huge success at the state legislative level is well here in virginia will transfer at the congressional level and backdrop of all of this of course north korea yesterday morning the president meeting with kim twenty four hours later what are your thoughts.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Yell for it that cows those republican members of congress that you're talking about that's right he goes out to california and he used those little models those mockups of the wall god knows what those are he tells his crowds a lie he says we are building the wall we are not building the wall if you recall the last budget prevented them from building the wall so this is one of these symbols it's not even a dog whistle it's a bullhorn at this point and we've actually gotten to the point where a few maybe more than a few of the socalled moderate most of them retiring congressman are trying their best to get a discharge petition that for the first time in my lifetime my actually succeed this is the ability to try to get something onto the floor paul ryan is deathly afraid of this he doesn't want to be seen as either weakening his right wing loonies or as giving in to the more moderate people and they're going to have to take a vote on the floor which could be very interesting and i would say one thing my my congressman barbara comstock one of the most vulnerable republicans has not signed onto that discharge petition and that's the kind of vote that voters have to clue into how is my congressman who claims to be independent for the president right really acting win the hard votes come up and marine for as we talk with a lot you and i over the years what will activate this massive potential wave of latino voters across the country who voted about almost half of their vote share at this point when you have the president building his show his tv show literally on the bodies of brown people on scaring his base in saying that their ms thirteen their animals using this kind of language and doing it so explicitly something we've really haven't seen in american politics in a really long time is that the thing that actually makes this voting issue that gets these young people to the polls trump was voting ish in two thousand sixteen let's be very clear the biggest the biggest misnomer is that latinas dove vote twenty seven.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"In virginia in the suburbs of richmond for the first time since nineteen sixty one that area voting for a democratic governor my district where republican barbara comstock won by 13 points there the democrat ralph north i'm carrying that area so this is what the analysts like charlie cook and others say is shaping into a way because these people are not just crossing over for a one time vote there are actually stopping to be a identified with the republican party is a couple things to sprinkle is we think about this election in alabama number one it's something we've been saying now all week it's that more z uniquely terrible candidate and a lot of people came out to vote again and make sure that it a credibly accused pedophile did not make it into the united states senate and the other thing is that three years if you were betting in all likelihood the seek goes back to a republican if if the party nominates the right kind of republican for the state of alabama maybe just a really is a protest against a more who who is an outlying are in our in our politics but i do think when you look at alabama combined with virginia combined with the polling that we're seeing the reassuring thing is that it's it's telling us that the public facing an insurgent president an insurgent strategy from steve bannon the group of people who really want to overturn the system as we've known that that that's beginning to draw public weariness at my dad was now ninety seven likes to make an analogy to topspinning on a table and give it top a real wack but if the topspinning fast enough it'll wobbled a little bit but that'll come back toward the center at i really hope that's part of what we're seeing our top got a big knock from donald trump at a question was w what where's the rest of the country going to be after that disrupts.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on Decode DC

Decode DC

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on Decode DC

"Are we have so much news for you tonight we could actually use two hours but we're going to take one we have an infuriating opening segment four you congress get this is spending your money to cover up sexual harassment suit since we started this reporting there's been a lot of attention on this unusual process and there have been hearings in this is actually something that it appears democrats and republicans sort of agree upon that this needs a fresh look and some changes the first thing that happened is the house and senate both said we need to have mandatory sexual harassment training because before it was just voluntary and we got the impression that not a lot of offices were actually putting their staff and their members through this training so now i didn't do it and that's not unusual right now it's going to be required that all senators house members and their staffs go through this training so that was the first thing that happen we cannot and we will not tolerate that kind of behavior that's why representing a bar barbara comstock said legislation were doing this week is important it requires lawmakers staff and interns to complete mandatory training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each congress it's an mp second thing that happened is that there were hearings that that there were held in are being held on whether to change this very unusual process at the office of compliance it does appear that there that there is the will to do that that that there will be some changes made to make it easier for staff to come forward with complaints seeing this and i do really believe that this is a watershed moment and we need to take this opportunity to really fundamentally change how we address this and congress but also beyond the last thing is that there's all this focus now on these secret settlements that are paid out again they don't happen a lot but when they do happen they're totally secret we don't know which house members and which senators have been.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on Decode DC

Decode DC

02:00 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on Decode DC

"Are we have so much news for you tonight we could actually use two hours but we can only take one we have an infuriating opening segment four you congress get this is spending your money to cover up sexual harassment suit since we started this reporting there's been a lot of attention on this unusual process and there have been hearings and this is actually something that it appears democrats and republicans sort of agree upon that this needs a fresh look and some changes the first thing that happened is the house and senate both said we need to have mandatory sexual harassment training because before it was just voluntary and we got the impression that not a lot of offices were actually putting their staff and their members through this training so now i didn't do it and that's not unusual right now it's going to be required that all senators house members and their staffs go through this training so that was the first thing that happened we cannot and we will not tolerate that kind of behavior that's why representing a bar barbara comstock said legislation were doing this week is important it requires lawmakers staff and interns to complete mandatory training in workplace rights and responsibilities each session of each congress it's in the second thing that happened is that there were hearings that that that were held in are being held on whether to change this very unusual process at the office of compliance it does appear that there that there is the will to do that that that there will be some changes made to make it easier for staff to come forward with complaints in this and i do really believe that this is a watershed moment and we need to take this opportunity to really fundamentally change how we address this and congress but also beyond at the last thing is that there's all this focus now on these secrets settlements that are paid out again they don't happen a lot but when they do happen they're totally secret we don't know which house members and which senators have been.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

02:02 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"That would what do we hear the biggest thing we heard in the hearing state brooke is chew female lawmakers representative jackie spear of california n representative barbara comstock of virginia both alleging that some of their colleagues who remain in congress today engaging in sexual misconduct spear mention two lawmakers one democrat one republican she didn't name them who there have been reports about but who haven't been investigated yet and barbara comstock told this incredible story that she heard of a young woman who waxley had a congressman expose hurts himself to her this woman left her job in the lawmaker remains in office one of the biggest headline so seeing some bipartisan outrage over what sources described myself mj lease sunlen serfaty and sarah ghanim as pervasive sexual harassment and misconduct on capitol hill not just by staffers but also by members of congress to you and i and all of our colleagues who we we you covered in witness a lot of congressional hearings many times they can be very dry they can be very sort of wonky in a way i mean imagine this was a pretty powerful of thing to here today at was brock for people who might night now congresswoman jackie scare recently has been talking very openly about her personal experiences you know she served as a congressional aide prior to joining congress as a lawmaker and she's talked openly about decades ago being a victim of harassment herself as have some other lawmakers so that added a personal element you could really tell just an i've covered a lot of hearings that lawmakers really personally struck a number of lawmakers male and female saying we want to make it perfectly clear this type of behaviour has no place in congress that young staffers on capitol hill as full of them should not be subject to this inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour in the congress needs to set a better example and members of lock members of congress have to be the wants to start that in just two rica quickly the congress effectively as its own system for handling accusations of this.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:43 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"That's where a lot of the republicans are worried heading into the midterms was y you saw um you know districts particularly northern virginia that that went that always kind of lean democratic but went overwhelmingly democratic in this election um and and that gives trouble to congresswoman barbara comstock or she sees a republican in a district in sort of a wealthy suburb and de democrats serve wiped up in in in legislative races in in her districts so there's a lot of worry i think um and to the point steve bannon um in the lead up to this election in virginia had kind of talked about the idea of trumpism without trump and an ethical sb being a kind of a key indicator on whether that works goulette speed did not talk a lot about trump on the campaign trail but he certainly adopted a lot of his rhetoric and and some of his policies on um on immigration and uh the opposing the taking down of confederate monuments um you know he he had a lot of that style that trump had um and and he lost in and buy bigger margins than trump did in many cases so in in the sense of of sort of heading four for the party it sort of reopens that chasm between the establishment wing of the party and sort of the the the wing that trump uh is so so strongly represents voters spurting out and going democratic this timing and diverse including the first transgender woman elected the to the virginia legislator legislature we saw that this week paul ryan planting his while he was asked what what's going to be do stick with trump.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"And the other thing that happens is the members of the prison its own party when when a presents approval rating of slow like this they begin a lookout for number one they began it becomes an every man every woman for him or herself congress and that makes it even that much harder to put together a majority in either the house or the senate which they are going to have to do with republican votes only looks like after democrats issued their basically ah they're they're statement of principles on cooperation on taxes and no statement of principles come down to don't cut anybody's taxes uh uh above a a very low income level yeah exactly um you know add to this well to that you you pointed out that idea that the prospect of the gallows concentrates the mind uh i think that that is certainly the case for for many members of congress but of course one of the problems republicans have traditionally had when it comes to these big moment says that a lot of its members do hail from very safe districts and for them there reelection is really never in doubt so they feel unable to just go out and put their demands forward uh and not worry about returning to congress now they they do risk control of congress uh if they don't get together um but it's just a very different dynamic that they work under and in his a big causes some of the problems we see yeowah the freedom caucus members think you're talking about and part they're not gonna lose their seats they might have to worry about a primary but they don't have to worry about a democratic challenger but the people who do like barbara comstock in northern virginia like my kauffman in suburban detroit plagued mr cabello in miami not detroit denver of the ah and mr cabello in uh miami dade they have very competitive races and they're the ones who democrats have the ability to take out if there is a big shift in the in the national preference against the republicans so uh so this is a problem man on i think the paradoxes as the pre i mean the the problem is as the president's approval rating declines.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

01:47 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"I don't i don't know if that's fair to her if let's say that she would she steps down tomorrow which i think is unlikely as you quite clear but i don't even know that stuff republicans from still making her in issue at least in the short term or just choosing someone else's choose chuck schumer new york liberal it's the same type of message she just happens to be one of the moon more prominent figures in the party right now that the republican base recognizes and can help spurned turnout and we usually have a conversation no matter who the president is which party when it gets to these i midterms about the decisions that candidates and incumbents running for reelection in that place to make about whether or not to embrace the president or not and especially if he's under fifty percent or in the case donald trump if it were today he's well under that who knows where he'll be in terms of his approval rating a come the fall of twenty eighteen bite to your point about also making sure that there's not an apathetic based donald trump could potentially be helpful there so how do republicans begin to deal with that straddle if you're each republic is making that this casebycase basis and it we were talking about barbara comstock that's a good example of a member of congress who needs both trump supporters and people who don't like donald trump you need a coalition of those two groups in order to win reelection in what we saw in the gubernatorial primary in virginia's that cory stewart won the the uh the tend to strict again said gillespie so there is a course grouping of former state chairman for donald trump got fired at the very end but there were there is some core this is not just arlington men this is uh this is.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"It's not just districts the hillary clinton modern yes barbara comstock obviously is i have a huge race on her hands or eight but in order for them to win the house the democrats need to maybe not as difficult to district is georgia six i understand but they do need to reach into some republican turf um and it would seem suburban with these higher educated voters would be a place to go for that in what we learn from georgia six a the republican base if we can call it that is still with the president they're not abandon him particularly when they view it in a prism of do you want president trump ordinance he pelosi when when presented with that choice republicans chose karen handel but over the next seventeen months or so does that base stay intact what what happens to what i would call core trump supporters not people who their allegiance to the president is i what happens if republicans don't deliver on some of these campaign promises on some of these big pieces of legislation than what are they do who they blamed blamed democrats that's possible the no vote in the midterm elections but do they blamed congressional republicans for not promoting the president's agenda enough then what do they do in the midterm when the president is on the ballot could just stay home and that's where disaster if you ever energized democratic base in an apathetic republican base that's when we start looking at a wave election define away for me i would say.

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"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

CNN's The Daily DC

01:32 min | 4 years ago

"barbara comstock" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC

"Depth to that there needs to be more depth to the analysis i think that karen handel victory is good news for those orange county republican so seats the democrats are targeting that have been going republican a for a couple of generations but hillary clinton won them and i think that showed that those republicans weren't uh ready to vote for donald trump but they're still republican uh in its it's true that the performance is different for example just because karen handel one doesn't mean the barbara comstock in northern virginia is in safe who say position hillary clinton won that district handily did better than uh the congresswoman dead and so i think those those seats are still in play but it's going to be don't president trump is he's not a uniform effect on these districts mean it depends on whether we're talking about the suburbs are excerpt a rural districts and i think democrats are in enough of a whole that they have to win a lot of different types of district see that it's not just one type of district and that's really interesting to me because when you had said before you go back and you look at the fundamentals of what history tells us about a president's party in the first midterm and and yet you know history with donald trump has not always proven to be the best guide for all of us it's already have i realize but but you're saying something there that drake me which is that it's not consistent across all these kinds of districts in so.

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