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Trump blasts Sasse on Twitter over critical comments
"Republican critic in the U. S Senate president Saturday reacted on Twitter to Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who said in a conference call with constituents that he fears Trump will not be re elected, and we'll bring down the Republican majority in the Senate to ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says. Even some GOP governors are saying they won't vote for Trump. You're starting To see that seep out publicly. A lot of those thoughts for some time we're only expressed privately with Ben Sasse. Oh, that was a conference call with constituents that he didn't intend to go out. But making those comments he knew they could get out there. Publicly. Those Republican governors have said they wouldn't vote to re elect the president or Massachusetts,
33 inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center in Alaska test positive for COVID-19
"In Fairbanks, causing that facility to go into quarantine for 14 days. The Alaska Department of Corrections says 32 of the cases at the Fairbanks Correctional Center are men. One is a woman. All of those infected were housed in the general population. Other inmates are being tested for Corona virus. With results expected by Monday. President Trump Pushing Back at Senator Ben Sasse on Twitter Mr. Trump is
Trump Calls For Republicans To Replace Ben Sasse Over Critical Remarks
"President Trump takes to Twitter this time to attack a member of his own party. The newest target is Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Trump calls him a liability to the party and an embarrassment to his state. Sass is up for re election in the telephone town hall this week, was asked why he's been willing to publicly criticize the president of his own party. SAS responded that Trump has flirted with white supremacists marks Christian evangelicals in private and using a crafts or phrase tries to ingratiate himself to global dictators. And Thomas Washington
GOP senator unloads on Trump in constituent call, saying he has 'flirted with White supremacists'
"Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse made critical comments about President Trump during a recent campaign event. Michael Kastner reports, Sands was on a telephone town hall to about 17,000 people, and he didn't hold back on this criticism of the president the way dictators but the way he treats women and spend like a drunken sailor remarks. Evangelicals behind closed doors as his family is treated. The presidency like a business opportunities, flirted with white supremacists. Sands suggested Trump was constantly Republican Party. Young voters also warned the Trump will likely lose to Joe Biden and expects the Senate to flip a CZ
Republicans have insufficient evidence to call elections 'rigged'
"Ben Ginsberg, the top GOP election lawyer has the top ED today in the Washington Post. He writes Republicans have insufficient evidence to call elections rigged or fraudulent. The Justice Department is seeking to defend trumpeted defamation case by advice columnist Jean Carroll who claims trumped raped her two decades ago post notes that taxpayers could be on the hook for any potential damages. If the US government is allowed to stand in for trump though they write weaning damages against the government, though would be more unlikely than in a suit against trump as the notion of sovereign immunity gives government and its employees brought protection from lawsuits. And The New York Times has the lead of the day with this one. President trump who has vowed exit the pairs agreement on climate change loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution rollback, clean water protections, and removed climate change from list of national security threats stood in front of supporters in Jupiter Florida on Tuesday and declared himself a great environmentalist almost none of this will happen but it's worth a read. Anyway Ben Sasse in the Wall Street Journal with this headline make the Senate. Great again to restore the world's greatest deliberative. Body will need to think big and spoke with Aaron Hill, the Executive Director of Act blue the democratic fundraising Juggernaut in the latest women will podcast. They discussed everything from how Biden is faring in fundraising to Republicans effort to build out a digital money operation, you can listen and subscribe on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
Trump's executive orders on COVID-19 relief
"Corona virus cases worldwide have now topped the 20 million mark. And in this country, a covert 19 relief deal remain stalled. A CBS is Stephen Portnoy reports. There's still plenty of controversy over the president's executive orders. As experts question the practicality of the president's newly signed orders. Mr Trump is embracing Republicans who've praised him and lashing out at one who called his actions unconstitutional. Slop. President says Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has quote gone Rogue again. Executive actions aimed at extending unemployment benefits and cutting payroll taxes are loaded with caveats, which Dan to substantially limit their reach and
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"CNN White House correspondent Boris Sanchez Boris President Trump is defending the executive orders issued on pandemic relief even as the White House is struggling to explain them they're having trouble landing out for the American people. Yeah that's right. Jim The president also spinning these executive actions claiming that they do more to help struggling Americans than they actually do the president dodging criticism even from within his own party that these actions are unconstitutional and also ignoring previous statements that he's made about executive actions. Tonight president trump sparring with his own party taking aim at critics of his new executive actions tweeting that Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is a Republican in name only saying he has quote gone rogue. Again, this foolishness plays right into the hands of the radical left Dem's SAS tearing into trump's decision to circumvent stimulus negotiations in Congress calling the move unconstitutional slap comparing the actions to President Obama's signing of executive orders after lawmakers could not reach consensus orders that trump himself frequently criticized. The country was in based on executive orders right now Obama goes around signing executive orders. It's a basic disaster you can't do it in theory is opposed to you know the old fashioned way get everybody into a room and get something that people agree on trump was not in the room getting lawmakers together instead spending the weekend at his Golf Club in New Jersey as questions linger over whether the actions will survive legal challenges, members of the administration struggled to even explain them. Twelve, hundred dollars. Are you talking about in addition to unemployment that they're already getting nervous having. that. I. Beg. Your pardon the twelve hundred dollars will come from the payroll tax. It should be eight, Hundred Bucks I beg your pardon it should be eight hundred bucks for the unemployment eight, hundred or four hundred. No should before it should be eight hundred dollars. But White House Chief of Staff Morton Meadows appears more concerned with public comments from the administration's health experts. The Washington Post. Reporting Meadows has admonished Dr. Anthony Fauci for sounding out of sync with trump according to the post. Meadows has also excluded health experts for morning meetings with staff privately sharing skepticism about Dr and Dr Deborah burks questioning their expertise and regularly raising issues on which she thinks they've been
Has Trump abused his presidential powers?
"Democrats and Republicans think President Trump overstepped his authority this fast weekend when it's an executive orders on extending Corona virus relief after Congress failed to agree on a bill Well, CBS News White House correspondent been Tracy Talked about this this afternoon with anchor Michael Wallace would do. A couple of things are released. The president says they will do a couple of things. He says he is protecting people from eviction, deferring student loans extending for $100 Federal on unemployment benefit and also suspending the payroll tax. But we should say that there are major caveats for all of these for eviction protections. He simply is telling his agencies to review whether or not They should protect people from eviction for the unemployment benefit that $400.25 percent of that has to come from states and we're already hearing from governor saying there's no money to do that. And then on the payroll tax suspension. This is really just referring that tax. You still have to pay it back down the road, and it doesn't help you if you don't have a job, because if you're subject to the payroll tax That means you're getting a paycheck. And then there are many in Congress who are saying they claim this isn't even constitutional. Some of these orders Yes, You basically have a Democrat, saying that across the board, saying, this is unconstitutional. It's Congress that gets to decide funding levels and allocate taxpayer dollars. But you do have some Republicans, including Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, who came out and called this unconstitutional slop. The president did not like that. He fired back on Twitter, saying that passes a rhino, a Republican in name only and accusing him of going, Roque. Lord of these orders on the constitutionality question. Leave us when it comes to Ah, Corona virus relief. Is there any other talk of trying to get a bill done? Got a question here is if these will be challenged in court, which obviously would slow down any aid that would come of these. But almost everybody in Washington, especially on Capitol Hill believed that at some point they all have to sit down again and hammer out some sort of legislation because even if what the president has done magically works It still doesn't address the issue of funding for schools. It doesn't address any more funding for small businesses for states and local governments, and also the direct payments to families that President Trump And the Democrats. Both say they want by the way, Ben, What are you hearing about the President's plan for his acceptance speech at the Republican Convention. Where is that going to be? Do we know yet? Well, the president has tweeted out again. Ah, kind of teasing of the location of this, He says he has now narrowed it down to two locations. One would be the White House. That's something he has talked about. In recent weeks. The other would be Gettysburg. Pennsylvania, the site obviously of a very famous civil war battle, So we'll see you the president's doing a briefing this afternoon. We'll see if he shed any more light on that. All
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"Surrounding President Trump's multiple executive orders on Corona virus relief lawmakers raising legal questions about his authority to take actions on his own. What we are doing is entirely within the executive capacity of the president. That's White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. Defending Trump's move. Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse criticized the executive orders calling Trump's actions Unconstitutional slop. ABC is Katherine Walters joining us She's in Washington D. C. You're watching this unfold. Catherine Sass not alone in his criticism, but the president fired back at the senator. Yeah, he definitely fired back at him. Mary said that he has gone rogue, the president and the administration. They gave himself this self imposed deadline of last Friday to come to an agreement with Democrats and agreement that never came to fruition here. So the when Let alone signing. You Know one executive order a three memorandum over the weekend. And, frankly, is you mentioned that on and other Republicans. But, of course, all the Democrats raising concern about his authority to act unilaterally here since Congress handfuls of the power of the purse Now they also raise the fact that he's Cover. You know four different buckets. They cover extending on point and benefits covering the payroll tax, curbing evictions and deferring student loans. They don't address a number of of other items that need funding such a cool additional aid for testing in vaccine development support for that PPP of program for small businesses, So that is another thing that Democrats are worried about here. And the question is, Do you know what it'll get back to the negotiating table were so waiting to hear what Happens asleep between Democrats and White House negotiator debate for that extra 400 bucks and unemployment benefits. The president is taking that money from the Natural disaster fund, and that's right before what a lot of people expect to be a very active hurricane season, and the feds would pay 300 bucks states would have to pay $100. How do you force states to pay that money is on interesting issue because there's a lot of confusion among governors as to how this plan would be implemented to that 400 Dollars, 300 of which the federal government will agree to pay. Now it's a question of units and whether the state will pay $100. But as of right now, the way the order is written in the way that the Department of Labor has so far given guidance city states in order to even get that $300 from the federal government What it needs to make a commitment to pay that $100 so reading from the order is not entirely clear how this would be implemented states to be able to move around Suns that they've already allocated and other portions of their budget. But it's something that Republicans and Democratic governors have in a way Stern's about and where additional funding, for example, would come for schools and other items that may need to fund in the fall. Do the president's actions really have as much power as he's saying they do? Yeah, another question that debate as well. We'll see how the $400 program hands out here. It already seems like there's a great deal of confusion over at the other is the executive order on renters. The one with the curb. Eviction is unclear whether that really has much Keith because it doesn't say that it's going to stop affection, just orders the federal government and federal agencies to attempt to slow these down, so that's one thing we're hearing from Democrats on Capitol Hill over the weekend and today after the president sign, he's memoranda, and these orders is they don't really carry much weight, but they don't really have a Keith as some of the supporters of these orders. ABC is Katherine
White House says Trump was not briefed on Russian bounty intelligence
"Okay, so, what did President Trump? No, and what should he have known about allegations that? Russia offered bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan House. Democrats are going to the White House to ask today the New York. Times first reported on the bounties. The Times said intelligence about the Russian offers. A payment made it into president trump's daily brief months ago now the presidential daily brief is. Is almost like a classified newspaper for one very important reader NPR another reported over the years that this president does not usually read it. Despite various news reports about when the president was told, the White House said the information did not reach him NPR congressional reporter cloudy Gra has been following this one. Hey, Claudia, hi, there! What's going to happen at today's meeting at the White House? This will be led by House majority leader. Steny hoyer the white. House says they requested this meeting with Democrats and Democrats. Interns say they have a lot of questions related to these intelligence reports the group joining Hoyer at this meeting includes the chairs and members of several congressional committees with jurisdiction over this matter that includes House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. He's raised a series of concerns including if the president. President wasn't briefed to. Was it a result of his relationship with Russian president. Vladimir Putin. I spoke to him yesterday about this. Let's take a listen watch. Concern that there's a unwillingness to confront the president with the evidence of Russia's Melania activity because he doesn't here. And this was a running theme. When it came to most Democrats, I spoke to yesterday. who were headed to the White House today. The White House briefed some congressional Republicans yesterday. Why was there meeting the Republican meeting a day earlier and what happened in that meeting? You know it's unclear why it was organized. This way in terms of just Republicans going in yesterday. However, they quickly followed that meeting. Saying Democrats are invited to. They're just coming tomorrow. Of the Republicans, who did go? They echoed the White House's narrative that the intelligence community is conflicted on what actually happened and they didn't think necessarily the trump should have been briefed, but they also expressed concerns. If the reports turn out to be true, I spoke to representative Adam. King's Inger of Illinois. He's a combat veteran. Let's take a listen. I think as we get more answers Then we'll know what the response needs to be, but I don't think built up to any kind of internal scandal, but it is definitely concerned by way of you know what role. Role is Russia Planning Afghantistan NPR also spoke with Michael McCall another house. Republican, who attended yesterday's meeting? He's the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and he said these allegations are very serious, and if true, he thinks the US needs to take swift and severe action against Putin and his mercenaries, another Senate member Senator Ben Sasse, said he's been hearing from military families this weekend. They're livid and right to be livid. They're looking for people in the city to be looking out for their kids safety because quote, they're on the frontlines of freedom fighting for us. Are there people who have been left out of today's briefing that surprise you that you would expect to have been invited most definitely. This includes members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. This includes congressional leaders among them House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She's called for the full House to be briefed and she and Hoyer say these briefings at the White House fall short of what's demanded here. They want the director of National Intelligence, the CIA to personally brief all house. Members at the Capitol and the story continues to evolve for example last night. The DNA and C. Director said they'll to investigate, and they'll brief the president and congressional members at the appropriate
Embracing religious themes, Trump visits John Paul II shrine
"Tokyo's president trump governor continues is taking embracing action religious themes following worries as the nation over a resurgence faces more of widespread infections unrest only a week the off president to a state and First of emergency Lady visited ended the Saint John Paul the government the second has issued national a Tokyo shrine a looked here in Washington after thirty four that new came cases a day after were confirmed he walked to in the a city damaged church welcome near from the White infections House and slowed minutes after to a few authorities per day forcefully in late cleared may peaceful the idea protesters of the alert from its path is to inform at people the church of the status the president of infections held a Bible and provides up for cameras caution drawing lighting criticism on Tokyo's from democratic rainbow foe bridge Joe Biden will be changed I just from wish rainbow she opened colored it once in to awhile read as GOP a sign of senator a lot Ben Sasse however says the internet he's against does not mean the president restrictions using the Bible just cookies as a prop will be reimposed Washington's immediately archbishop experts says he's say baffled the rise by in two new days cases visit reflect to the shrine the increased movement say the of late people pope since would mid not may have condoned I'm using Charles tear the live gas this month to intimidate people near a place of worship Sager mag ani Washington
Embracing religious themes, Trump visits John Paul II shrine
"President trump continues embracing religious themes as the nation faces more widespread unrest the president and First Lady visited the Saint John Paul the second national shrine here in Washington that came a day after he walked to a damaged church near the White House minutes after authorities forcefully cleared peaceful protesters from its path at the church the president held a Bible up for cameras drawing criticism from democratic foe Joe Biden I just wish she opened it once in awhile GOP senator Ben Sasse says he's against the president using the Bible as a prop Washington's archbishop says he's baffled by two days visit to the shrine say the late pope would not have condoned using tear gas to intimidate people near a place of worship Sager mag ani Washington
Bailouts might not be popular, but there is no Plan B for a pandemic
"Stocks have come crashing down because of the corona virus the Dow is now thirty five percent lower than its record high last month it's no wonder companies all over the country are saying they need a bailout Congress is preparing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to help them but not everyone thinks that's a good idea as NPR's Jim zarroli reports just in a matter of days the bottom fell out of the U. S. airline industry here's Nicholas Calio of the trade group airlines for America on CNBC today I've never seen anything like it no one has the speed and degradation of the business has been just mind boggling and it's not just airlines under siege cruise ships restaurants even native American casinos have seen their revenue fall off a cliff and they're lining up for help president trump says these companies aren't to blame for what's happened and he's made clear he's ready to assist them we're also looking to help companies such as the airline industry within the airline industry and we'll be doing that for Republicans who bitterly opposed the Obama administration's auto bailout the idea of extending federal largesse to companies hurt by this epidemic is hard to swallow here's Nebraska senator Ben Sasse this week if you're an industry with a good lobbying team you're told the line up to the door of the treasury department and get the line because bailout after bailout is probably in the offing and former U. N. ambassador Nikki Haley dislikes the idea of an airline bailouts so much that she resigned from Boeing's board yesterday opposition notwithstanding Congress is plowing ahead with the rescue bill Republicans in the Senate have proposed a one hundred and fifty billion dollar plan for distressed companies there would be a separate pot of money for airlines and air cargo companies says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell we're not talking about a taxpayer funded solutions for companies that made mistakes we're talking about loans for their part Democrats want conditions attached to any rescue money like promises not to cut jobs and they want more of it to go to fund unemployment insurance for the hundreds of thousands of people getting laid off however the money is distributed the rescue poses big problems says Jeff Myron director of economic studies at the Cato Institute this is just gonna end up being a big transfer to those industries that are politically well connected and can paint a case that makes it look as though they were especially hard hit by the by the epidemic Myron says once Congress starts handing out money where does it stop why not rescue universities or even sports teams they've been hurt by the virus to Dennis Kelleher is president of the Wall Street reform group better markets he says a lot of companies have been badly managed in recent years and may not deserve to be saved they borrowed too heavily for example and often the money went not to their employees but to fund share buybacks that just made their stockholders wealthier taxpayers should only have to provide aid to companies that are vital to the United States and only companies that otherwise act in a responsible manner Kelleher points out that the big Wall Street bailout of two thousand eight proved to be especially on popular with the public with lasting political a fax and he says the onus is on Congress to do a better job this
How Watergate Set the Stage for the Trump Impeachment Inquiry
"The conversation you just heard between Richard Nixon and his former Attorney General John Mitchell in one thousand nine hundred ninety three was later used news to convict Mitchell on charges related to the Watergate cover up and to send him to prison Mitchell was one of several officials who wound up in prison after after Watergate less than there is that while trump may consider himself to be invincible thanks to that can't indict memo at the DOJ history suggests the people surrounding the president are not always safe. It was the release of these secret tapes that ultimately brought Nixon down but like trump Nixon fought to keep keep those tapes secret he did not admit to his crimes out in the open trump. Meanwhile not only admits to his crime because sometimes commits them on the White House lawn likewise China should start an investigation into the by because what happened in China is just about as bad as what it happened with with Ukraine so I would say that presidents Alinsky if it were me I would recommend that they start it into devices because nobody has any doubt that they weren't crooked. This really should come as no surprise because Donald Trump has repeatedly welcomed and even solicited foreign Kim's Hain help and he has a history of admitting his misdeeds on camera Russia if you listening I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded. Mightily by our press regardless of recommendation I was going to fire. Call me knowing there was no good time to and in fact when I decided to you just do it. I said to myself. I said you know this rusher. Thing with trump and Russia is a made up story. You Might WanNA listen. I don't there's nothing wrong was listening. If somebody called from a country Norway we have information on your Oh. I think I'd want to hear you're like Nixon. Trump has managed to induce lots and lots of government officials from his vice president to the secretary of state diverse White House officials and diplomats to his is George Mitchell Attorney General William Bar to join in trump has already landed people in prison those who committed crimes to please or to help trump along with many others who were indicted and Robert Muller's Russia probe so the question for trump's people the people ladies corrupted as part of his own immensely corrupt government. Is that a dirty they willing going to get an are they risking sharing the fate of people like Mitchell in Flint and Michael Cohen Paul Manafort join now's Elizabeth Holtzman author of the case for impeaching in trump former assistant watergate special prosecutor Jill wine banks. MSNBC legal analyst my widely MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR BARBARA mcquade and Korean jean-pierre appear chief public affairs officer at move on Dot Org. Thank you all for being here. I'M GONNA go right down the middle of my interesting here and go right to Joe Wide Banks because let let me play you. This is congressman. This is actually a Republican congressman back in nineteen seventy three actually calling Nixon's impeachment take a listen to this after having read and reread and sifted and tested this massive information which came before us. I've come to the conclusion that Richard M Nixon Nixon has beyond a reasonable doubt committed impeachable offenses which in my judgment are of such sufficient magnitude egg the Tude that he should be removed from office. That's his name is representative Lawrence Hogan and I believe he is the father of the current governor of Maryland Larry Hogan. If I'm not wrong long so it is possible when people see the evidence they come to the conclusion that the president is committed high crimes and misdemeanors. That's high crimes and misdemeanors but what I want to ask you about jail is the people around Richard Nixon because not not a few of them went to prison. Can you just remind folks who around Nixon wound up not impeachment truck but on the going to jail truck well it was a big group of people who went to jail. It was his White House counsel John Dean who also cooperated with US and was I'm waiting for the John Dean of this scandal to come forward and it may already be the whistle blower it could be Mister Taylor from the State Department in addition his Attorney General John Mitchell went to jail his chief of staff went to jail Mr Haldeman even his chief domestic adviser. Mr Ehrlichman went to jail. There were a big cast of characters that went to jail because they committed crimes James and they did it because he set a tone that it was all okay I m above the law and whatever I do cannot be criminal. We have clear evidence that Donald Trump abetted by William bar is in exactly the same position of I'm invincible. I can do anything he has publicly stated dated that I have total authority to do whatever I want and that was the auditioned memo that attorney general by wrote to get the job so we're in really a the big fix here because the government has become completely lawless and they must be held accountable that is essential and I believe like Acre Representative Hogan that facts matter and I believe that even the most loyal Republicans who are now standing silent they may not be coming out for impeachment different but they aren't defending this terrible threat to national security in fact to world security because by not giving the equipment that was necessary to protect checked Ukraine. They are leaving Ukraine vulnerable to Russian further incursions and that's a terrible thing I mean even Mitt Romney Mitt Romney who who Korean I will remind folks. He did that humiliating auditions where he sat for dinner with Donald Trump to try to become secretary state the irony being had had he actually gotten the job. The likelihood is that Mitt Romney wouldn't have done what might pump pay does it wouldn't have been willing to go around selling these crazy conspiracy theories to prove approve Russia innocent and wouldn't have been willing to ignore subpoenas e but he'd be much more likely to do the right thing. This is what he wrote on twitter. He said when the only American citizen trump single singles out for China's investigations political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process it's strains credulity to suggest it is anything politically motivated so at least there is the chance that there are awesome other Lawrence Hogan's. Maybe yeah I think that's right. I think Republicans a Senate Republicans in particular because we know that lawns who the Republicans who support Donald Trump up in the house. They're all like diehards. They're the ones who out out there. It's the Senate Republicans that we really kind of have to key in on and they've been pretty quiet right. They've been hiding except for four Ben Sasse and as you mentioned Mitt Romney and I think that's probably why Mitt Romney didn't become secretary of state. Donald Trump knew that because what does Donald Trump want right. He wants loyalty which is why he's getting from Pompeo you know where he's getting from pants and it's a one way street with Donald Trump. He will throw all them under the bus as he tried to pence for doing that. Press press press reading where he was just kind of like you should go look at pences phone Oh yeah and threw him under the bus so this is where we are and we're pumpkins have to really think about this. They have to think. Are they really going to really grab onto this wagon this unstable wagon that trump has having now who is a one you know kind of doing this this this this kind of war room on his his own hell bent on doing it and it's a twitter deck and it's really that's it and watching Cable News TV and this is where we are right now. Republicans really have to step up here and the other thing too is. We don't know how this is going to end up. We've never been in this place before impeachment on national security so we we just this is unchartered territory. Yeah absolutely and Barbara WanNA come back because you're so between what green is it which wine banks has said there are a number of people who are allowing themselves to be corrupted along with Donald Trump and the Nixon example is that Nixon didn't go to prison but a whole lot of people around him who you just heard Jill wine banks mentioned went to prison because people willing to commit the crime for him. There are willing to help him to do what he wanted done and once you've done it he may not have liability under that. Doj Memo but you might and I wonder if when you look at the fact that the Attorney General of the United States is flying around the world attempting to prove this conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine Russia that it attack our election when you have the State Department the head of the state our Secretary of State participating on the call lying to the American people about being on the call in which Donald Trump is pressuring a foreign government to help him with an election in which he's committing a crime for which apparently he can't be prosecuted right now where you have senior White House officials hiding hiding the evidence of transcript of Donald Trump's calls in a place that they're not supposed to be in a high security server when you have foreign diplomats pressuring Ukraine essentially trying to strong arm them to help Donald Trump with this conspiracy theory investigations in exchange for aid by could go on and on and on the number of people who are participating participating do any of those people Barbara face potential legal liability. Can any of these people pretend as the vice president and the secretary of state are pretending they don't have to listen to subpoenas but they like trump are above the law no joy any one of these people could be charged with a crime as we saw as Jill explained in the Watergate scandal. You know whenever you've got a public corruption investigation even at the just the garden variety the kind of cases that I was involved evolved with when you approach people you often tell them look you can be a witness or you're going to be a defendant in this case. The choice is yours and already I think we're seeing people people making that. Calculus Kurt Volker resigning abruptly last Friday and agreeing to come testify in bring those text messages which are incredibly Lee Damning. I have seen cases charged on far less where they are talking about the scheme and the scandal. I think Gordon Sunlen has extreme exposure exposure based on what is said in those I think Bill Taylor is someone at the State Department who looks like somebody who wanted to do the right thing.
Trump goes on tweet offensive about whistleblower
"President trump continuing his week long tweets insisting there was nothing wrong with the cold you're crying asking to investigate rival Joe Biden but a growing number of his own party members don't agree so far only two Republican senators have broken ranks with the president senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska and senator Mitt Romney of Utah Ronnie called the president's behavior in relation to Ukraine appalling but none of the other Republican senators has criticized the president all of them for now biding their time but facing some tough questions from constituents
Romney, Sasse break from GOP on Trump's China remarks
"Of the eighty five Republicans on Capitol Hill of CNN have contacted to see if they have concerns about president trump's call for China to investigate the Biden clan few have responded congressman will heard on new day. This morning called terrible senator. Ben Sasse says it's a matter for American not Chinese Law Senator Mitt Romney gave them more. I most of the president's comments saying today quote when the only American citizen President trump singles out for China's investigation is his political opponent in the midst is to the Democratic nomination process. It's strange credulity suggest it is anything other than politically motivated. He goes on by all appearances. The president's brazen in an unprecedented appeal to China to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling but that was it really for Republicans with misgivings Senator Senator Marco Rubio for instance on the other hand says we're all over playing the president's comments. I don't think it's a real requirement again. I think he did it. The two GIG you guys. I think he did it to provoke you to ask me and others and get outraged by it. I said I mean he plays violin and every falls right into that's not a real request request.
Whistleblower complaint has been declassified and contains no 'surprises,' GOP lawmaker says
"And we have some breaking news just coming in representative Chris Stewart but he is a Republican from Utah. He is a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He has just revealed on twitter that the whistle blowers complaint that some members of Congress. I have been reviewing throughout the day today that it has now been declassified. He says the ADS in his tweet. I encourage you all to read it. It has not yet been made available to the general public but obviously it's declassification is a major step in that direction again that news coming in from a member of the House Intelligence Committee you Chris Stewart Republican from Utah with US tonight Andrew Desa Diario Congressional reporter for Politico and Jackie alumini political reporter for the Washington Post host and author of the papers morning newsletter power up thanks to both of you for being with US Andrew. Let me just start with you this news we are just getting about the whistle blowers lowers report. We have been hearing members of Congress today. Some very suggestive things about its content it now would seem to be a matter of time before all of us get to see it. Is that correct that's right. There's no timetable yet for the release of this document or these documents rather. It's probably a very long whistleblower complaint based on what I heard from lawmakers today but the D. Classic declassification process has essentially been completed. That's what Congressman Stewart was announcing. Something important to remember here was that lawmakers on the intelligence Belgian Committee only got to view the content of the complaint today they did not get to view the full inspector general's report which they expect to be delivered to Capitol Hill sometime tomorrow or a on Friday that report will show corroborating documents interviews with other people who might have knowledge of the allegations that the whistle blower has leveled against either the president or other individuals in the White House so that is going to be another really important piece of information for lawmakers to view here in the coming days Jackie. I'm wondering what you're hearing about the potential impact of this of this whistle blowers complaint you have some Republicans even Ben Sasse from Nebraska. I think we've put his quote up earlier. not saying nothing to see here yeah well. I think it's pretty notable that sense you know post four. PM Today when the whistle blowers complaint was finally finally made available to members of Congress that there hasn't been a Republican who has come out with as forceful of defenses we've seen if president trump earlier during the day but I think this just increases the amount of pressure that the acting director of the DNA wire is going to be under tomorrow when he has to publicly testify in front of the House intelligence committee behind closed doors and in front of closed doors you know he's in a pretty precarious situation. As my colleagues reported today you know he threatened mm to resign if he was not able to be forthcoming with the information that he is aware of with regards to the whistle blowers kamate complaints you know he's already come under scrutiny and severe criticism for the way he's handled the complaint up until now and I think tomorrow is going to be a real test with the intelligence community watching to see how he handles it and whether or not he's truthful with the way that he I think calls out the White House for some of the falsehoods that they've they've been putting forth as Andrew knows as well you know the White House pushed out all of their talking points today to house Democrats who then and quickly leaked it to reporters so we know exactly what the White House is saying about this episode and the President's conversation with the Ukrainian president and it's not based in reality and so you know I think it'll be up to a wire to call out you know what he is telling lawmakers behind closed doors in the skiffs about the reality the whistle blowers complaint and what the narrative that the White House is trying to push forward themselves. We should know to Joseph Maguire. DNA DNA did deny threatening threatening to resign. Jacobs reports certainly are out there. Obviously this is a name that's new to a lot of people in the last couple of days of the director of national intelligence new to the job as well. The Wall Street Journal was reporting in terms of Joseph Maguire's background quote McGuire was viewed as a steady hand by Democrats and Republicans alike when he was named by Mr Trump the political winds in in Washington in the glare of congressional hearings are a long way from Mr Maguire's roots which lie in the secretive work of special operations units that conduct dangerous missions to battle terrorists terrorists and retrieve hostages. He's been thirty six years as a navy seal eventually commanding the Naval Special Warfare Command Andrew Jackie was getting into this but in terms of the a very peculiar situation that Maguire finds himself in here. You've got this whistleblowers. Complaint reached the Inspector General that said this needs to go go to Congress and then you had McGuire saying no. What can you expect from him tomorrow? Oh I think the question that Democrats in particular WanNa see answered is the extent to which he was in communication with the Justice Department ahead of the potential release of this whistle blower complaint to Congress. which is you know as required by by law the questions could be anything from you know did the Justice Department reach out to you? I did you see guidance from the Justice Department of course the law states that they're the deny should would act independently from the Justice Department when it comes to these matters that'll be a top question for Democrats to ask and to try to get answers on if they don't get answers from the acting. DNA fifty nine tomorrow we reported yesterday that a couple of Democrats on the Intelligence Committee which by the way is a much smaller committee compared to other panels on Capitol Hill all a bunch of Democrats really do want to see chairmanship get more aggressive and more aggressively confront these witnesses at these hearings which as we've seen in the past asked for example last week with Corey Lewandowski where they're just not answering questions in the relying on these executive privilege claims from the White House so a lot of Democrats are going to want to see more aggressive confrontation tation in in that respect I asked chairmanship about this last night and he wouldn't commit to any punitive measures ahead of time but this is just a reflection of sort the seismic shift we have seen over the last few days among the House Democratic Caucus. They've really unified by the unified behind these Ukraine scandal in terms of their outrage. we saw the number of course of lawmakers supporting an impeachment inquiry jump to I believe it's around two hundred nineteen right now. which is a majority of the house? You only need any two hundred eighteen votes to impeach the president on the floor so it really is reaching a serious situation here and Speaker Pelosi obviously jump started did that with her with her pronouncement. Yesterday we mentioned a minute ago that Chris Stewart a member of the intelligence committee. The House Intelligence Committee said that the whistle blowers complaint had been declassified declassified. NBC News has now confirmed that NBC News has confirmed the whistle blowers complaint has been declassified also with minimal redaction NBC the news is now reporting and that it is expected to be made available to the public tomorrow morning. So that's the latest we know about
Republican Senator Sasse calls details in whistleblower complaint 'troubling'
"Lawmakers got their first look at old whistle blower complaint that includes president trump's conversation with Ukrainian president members of the house and Senate intelligence committees are poring over the whistle blower complaint on president trump's dealings with Ukraine and the brass a Republican senator Ben Sasse says he saw really troubling things in it president trump told reporters in New York he wants the facts to come out I fully support transparency on the so called whistleblower information even though was supposedly secondhand information. which is sort of interesting. and other things have come out about the whistle blower that are also maybe even more interested house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff calls the whistle blower complaint credible and disturbing I think if they travesty that this complaint was withheld as long as it was because it was an urgent matter it is an urgent matter and there was simply no basis to keep this from the
"ben sasse" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Coming up on the Glenn Beck program. We have Daniel de Martino he is from Venezuela. And he has seen socialism up close. And he has a warning for America. That's in about a half an hour in about ten minutes from now nine minutes from now, we talked to Ben Sasse, Ben Sasse is putting the the not even partial birth. The after birth abortion on the table for the Senate, and they're going to go for a vote on that. I believe it's on Monday. We want to talk to him about that. And how we can possibly help him. That's all coming up yet on the Glenn Beck program of some new details on the Jesse jussie smollet story. So he the police believe basically he did fake this attack as you probably know by now also believe he faked this letter he received a letter that was homophobic and racist about a week before these events started. And they believe that Jesse sent this letter to himself. And apparently, they believe the reasoning for this is that at least partially. He believed his salary was too low one empire. Maybe he believed he was not getting the attention. He deserved and believed this would raise his profile. I mean, I'm reading into it a little bit. They're also there saying that he spent about thirty five hundred dollars on the attack. So he gave them thirty five hundred dollars for them to actually execute this false attack against him. No word yet of a subway sponsorship. Because that's where he was going for tuna sandwich and he held onto the tuna sandwich throughout. I also don't know if there's a story from CNN about a Burberry, they've apologized for a new setting line, and they have a noose around the neck is it possible. There's some misunderstanding. He was wearing this fashion piece. He's just wearing the hoodie with the noose around the night. Don't they? Well, we're going to find out about that as well. That's incredible. What what is worse a guy who has done it for his political views, and he's a social Justice guy. Or the fact he did it for his career. I I don't know which one's worse. They're both pretty bad like psychopathic bad. Yeah. I mean, the question is whether you're being selfish or do you want to paint an entire race of people horrible, which is essentially what he's trying to do to social Justice world to say half the country that voted for Trump a bunch of racists to that does feel worse than saying. I want more money. They're both pretty bad though. They're both pretty amazing because how that's how Chicago God Al Capone is through income tax and looks like the real penalty may come through the US mail service. I mean, maybe that's the only reason why we still have you know, postmen and the mail service. So we could get, you know, get the bad guys and actually put the mind bars for a long extended period of time. Yeah. But mail fraud is not a joke, and we should be clear even if he is doing this largely because he wants his salary it'd be higher. He also is a social Justice warrior and was promoting all of that stuff as well. Because surely, those they were it was at least part of it. We know that could we talk tomorrow about how crazy that cast is all. Oh, I would love to get the is. You're talking about a favorite topic. The head guy at what's his name. He doesn't seem necessary guy who's the head. You know, the father on empire. And I've never watched the show, but you've seen him before. He was in RoboCop. Isn't that Hindu RoboCop? Now, the RoboCop wasn't isn't he the nominee? That's what I meant iron, man. Sorry. You're is it. I don't know. So he he was in iron, man. He's the black airforce guy. Right. Yeah. Yeah. And he seems like he's normal. I'm getting busy. Yeah. Because I know I didn't Don Cheadle was in it too. He's an I think he is in iron, man. I just don't I don't know if he's that. I don't know. Forget it. John Don Cheadle replaced him. What it was? Yeah. Needle replaced him. Well, the the reason why you bring this up is because hares Howard is insane insane. I don't mean insane. Like, he's a party animal. He's like he has developed his own his own math the big interview with him because he is he's functioning but completely nuts. But completely literally we'll tell you about it tomorrow. It's really interesting nuts. Another interesting update here, Glenn because this is just a little bit to do with math. It always comes through on the stuff, which is awesome. We talked about Josh Pinkerton was one of the people shot in the mass shooting in Aurora the other day and his family's reaction to it. As wife in particular, posting on Facebook, really celebrating his life and saying we know where he's going going and Hank you Lord for giving me this man man, gosh, it was beautiful. It was it was a really tough reaction because if you're going through this. It's impossible, and she stayed tritter faith in his as really held up. A great example, not only for her family, but for other people of faith. They had a gofundme going which was about twenty five thousand dollars when we talked about it yesterday had a goal of thirty thousand dollars. Well, after we talked about it and the audience heard it as usual they go into action and help this family. And now they're up to sixty two thousand dollars which is more than doubled their goal banal Augusta, which is really great. You know, it's a great family in the way they handled. This was so great as a thank you for doing that yet. If you if you want to help out you can still go to the Gulf dummy page and help his family out. I think it's I think it's great. You can just change somebody's life that fast. You know in five dollars increments. I love it. What's the go funding page again? Go fund me dot com slash Josh. Dash pinker dash memorial. We'll also tweeted out for Matt rolls do and Acklin back. Okay. Let me talk to you. Hear about our.
"ben sasse" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"So Djamil hill worked for ESPN. Right. That's right. She was with ESPN. And she got fired for some reason. I remember name. I don't remember what the controversy was not cool things. Okay. What did she? Right. I'd have to go back and find the money won miss quarter. But I hear it's pretty incendiary and threatening. Is that true? Yeah. I mean last night, she wrote at some other things which you have in front of you. Oh boy. All right. We'll get to that in a minute. This just breaking by the way, the Lieutenant governor issuing a denial to the allegation, but of sexual assault. But the woman is now giving details about it. And we'll give you those details as we continue it on fold. Here's why last night I turned on when I got home last night. I was on. I didn't get onto Levin after the democratic response. And when I got. On the year. I'm thinking what made this speech more powerful than any state of the union that I can remember in my lifetime. Because it just was and the reason is we've never had this level of success in such a short period of time. And that's on the economic side that's on national security that is on promises kept promises made. And for me. It's a validation. Not just because I put my neck on the line by I have a lot of my credibility. If I tell you somebody's gonna governs conservatively, I expect them to do it in the past. I've been burned by people Ben Sasse, although he did good this week with that one Bill. Ben Sasse is not the person. I thought he was at the time. One of the biggest mistakes. I think I made sorry to the people in Nebraska because he sounded like it'd be a total star in the Senate. And unfortunately. Turned into whatever he's turned into. But he did do a good job this week. And I respect him for that. But the press this guy works at a pace and a speed that government can't comprehend Democrats Republicans anybody that is in the bureaucracy. It is this. He is the ultimate disruptor iconoclast. Yeah. And he tweets big deal. We're getting people back to work and American prosperity is growing and safety is growing as well. You know, this is NewsRadio radio. An iheartradio station. Good afternoon. I'm Dana mills our top story at three thirty with polls showing.
"ben sasse" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Okay. It's gonna wind up being the Craig show. No, listen. This is my first question was is there some other meaning of but boy that I don't know. Already been answered yet. It is what it sounds like it would be right. Okay. I can read the definition if you'd like, oh, yeah. I wanna hear it you need dramatic music. No, it doesn't matter way. A boy toy who belongs to an older, man younger guy. I can't read the rest of the definition. But anyway, yes, submissive, okay? So to speak. Now. Making sure okay. Because sometimes seriously. And I mean this I don't know the rules. I don't know. What words are? Okay. And what are not okay? I would guess that. That would be termed a Gessler. Yes. Yes. And described his homophobic ES. Okay. Not a loving term. Correct. Certainly, not okay. So now that we've established that how was she not in trouble. I don't know. Now. She did apologize. She did on Twitter. Somebody says I was with you. Right up until the, but boy comment, try toady or lackey or stool pigeon or kiss kisser or trader. But maybe don't equate homosexuality with Mike Pompeo carrying water for the murderous regime in Saudi Arabia Necas sponsoring totally agree with you super bad choice of words, I should have said waterboy white for football teams or something like that apologized to she apologized to dick Durbin as well. Because dick Durbin was on the set when that happened in the college is to Mike von pay or anybody else. But. Again, if any one of us. Say that about a democrat. We're going to be having a few days at home and losing some money on the next paycheck. Let me ask you this. If the person that she was talking about was openly gay would it be worse? Yeah. Probably. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Okay. Okay. What if it were someone that is rumored to be gay? But it's never come on. Yeah. That's bad to think. So okay. So you think she'll get a pass because Pompeo is hetero, and she's saying Gad that was a bad choice of words. I mean, you can apologize right away. But when it's out there it's out there, right? Well, and also just because of the media environment, we live in she's on the quote, unquote, right side. She'll get a pass on this issue. If she is suspended for the rest of the week, or I'll I will be shocked if she's fired, but I'll be pretty surprised if there is at actual punishment that comes down for this even though I mean, it's totally hypocritical all of that. Okay. But I think they'll take the apology and let it go and work for Kevin Hart doesn't work for anybody else. But for her. This is dick Durbin shocked and outraged. I'm gonna check his. Now. A lot of time being shocked and outraged the Florida governor's race. Yeah. Guys. Just he's riffing and he's like, no more monkey business. Okay. Don't monkey up the state. Okay. I mean, this guy was taken to task. Yeah. I mean, it's like, oh guys. Just making a statement. It's like Mickey Mouse organization sort of thing, the that's what he meant. Right. Oh, no. Oh, no. It was clear what he meant. Or what did she mean? I also have to ask this question. Just ball. We're throwing this out here. Remember there was the time on real time with Bill Maher Senator Ben Sasse a Republican was on. And they were talking about Halloween and stuff like that. And he says, well, you know, in Nebraska, where I'm from we go out, and we farm we don't have time to dress up as adults for Halloween. That's the point. He was making that hey, you can come out and farm that sometime Bill and Bill Cosby himself. A house inward. Ben Sasse was taking flack because he didn't respond the right way to what somebody else said remember that he has that you just sat there and let him get away with using the N word on television. Dan, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Dick Durbin was being interviewed. Just then when she says, this is he gonna catch the same so different. He didn't. He didn't. Correct. Right her right. Of course. No. It's a different standard. That's what people are frustrated by. I think we're going to do twenty minutes tonight on ocassion how but buddies not appropriate. I have no idea. I'll just speak for the show. Nobody wants to hurt anybody's feelings on necessarily anything else. You know what I mean? But you want the same standards as everybody else has I think that's the big thing. You mentioned earlier. Michael Cohen sentencing came down. It's three years three years in prison for tax evasion or tax fraud. And then also, of course, some campaign finance law violations among other things involving stormy Daniel, and stormy Daniels. I mean and Karen McDougal there is one line Betty said today before he was sentenced to the judge that I really I'm having trouble with I mentioned it earlier. He said the reason he did this was because of blind loyalty to Trump and blind loyalty to Trump led him to take a path of darkness instead of light. Oh, wow. Yeah. Okay. So are we to believe that he was just a hapless individual? And actually, that's probably true. Yes. Scott have you ever heard the bar mitzvah story? No. You DASS me this, and I said, no. And I'm dying to hear that. We've brought it up a couple of times and the. Involving whom his son coincide Michael Cohen, son. Mitzvah was happening. Yes. And as the story goes Michael Cohen was begging Donald Trump as a private citizen at the time begging Donald Trump to make an appearance, and maybe say a few words at the after party because that would celebrate stature with all his other bodies like. Yeah. Trump's common. Yeah. You wouldn't miss this. So as the story goes throughout the evening Trump shows up late. He's not showing up and Cohen is calling him incessantly begging him saying come on, man. You gotta you gotta show up. I thought you were going to be here. As I remembered there waiting for some of the ceremony until he got there. Yes. So Trump finally shows up late. He gets up on stage and gives a speech and rifts about how Michael Cohen was so desperate to have him. So. Oppose begging me, like a beggar. Oh my gosh. So when he makes that statement today, I think it's true. I mean, just the over the the. Crazy language that he throws out there the path of darkness. Instead of delight sounds like a guy that's getting sentenced really does like a cure album. I mean, the next question is what does all this mean for Trump? I don't know. There was just an editorial USA today, which I was shocked at this. Yes. He might cheat. Donald payoff women, but it's not gonna get him impeached. Know, it's not like a lot of people that voted for him. Didn't know he already had the playboy image. She that. Right. Kip talked about this a million times every time they say to the political norm still matter in two thousand eighteen yes, they do. They didn't apply to Trump because we kind of knew who Trump was. Yes. And as it goes on later, the piece is highly likely that Trump's and paying women he's slept with and other people for other reasons for years as part of nondisclosure agreements. You know, large. Well, argue the payments are routine business expenses for a guy who has a lot of sex and pays for a lot of silence. Whether he was running for office or not. Yes. It's not what you would say before he ever ran. It's probably true. Yep. Absolutely. But even if it's campaign, finance, right? The point of the pieces Obama did it to not paying off home. No, not not paying off women, but the two thousand eight campaign had one of the largest penalties in the agency's history. The FCC three hundred seventy five thousand dollar fine for failing to disclose the identities of donors responsible for two million in gun tribulations and misreporting the dates of eighty five million and other contributions. I don't remember that even being covered that much let alone talk of impeachment at the time. You know what I mean? So that's just that's not who we are. Right. Molly course, one other thing real quick. Both of your reaction to this nine year old girl on -tario called nine one one Saturday emergency. What was the emergency her parents told her to clean her room? Oh boy. They didn't ask nicely. I don't know how they asked. But the nine year old was furious. So the cops actually went to the house to clear things up. They say it's a good reminder to talk to your kids about the right and wrong reasons to use nine one one. I think we have bigger issues that from this story. Well, my sources are telling me choose walking around the house holding a sign enchanting. This is what democracy looks. I am a person that flourishes better with a dirty room. This is my truth. Parents my truth. It needs to be respected. I'm guessing you would have got the belt for that one. Scotty big time. Oh, yes. Yes. Yes. I don't know that it's such a bad idea here. Nope..
"ben sasse" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Picked up to go do yard work and construction work in domestic work. You know, it is not a problem that the people were coming into the country are solely responsible for coming. If we didn't put them to work. My proposal will keep families together. And it will include a path to set us in a number of immigrants added to the labor force. Every year of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century. If this huge influx of mostly low skill workers provide some benefits to the economy as a whole it also threatens to depress further the wages blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net. Immigrants are the principal reason wages haven't gone up. There are those in the immigrants rights community who have argued passionately that. We should simply provide those were illegally would legal status, or at least ignore the laws. The books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. All right, amazing. How they sound just like Donald Trump joining us now former speaker of the house author of the bestseller Trump's America the truth about our nation's great comeback. Newt Gingrich's with us, sir. How are you? I'm doing great. And I'm an Omaha today for the Republican party of Nebraska, and I'm very very optimistic about how this election is shaping up. Well, I'm glad you there. Do me a favor. I think one of the biggest mistakes I made in my life. In terms of supporting somebody who disappoints is a guy by the name of Ben Sasse. Ben Sasse had his way Hillary Clinton would have been the president the last two years. She would have made the two supreme court appointments. None of the bureau bureaucracy would have been removed. We'd have open borders. We would have ObamaCare on steroids. But he was a never-trumper. Now, he's blasting me in a new book trying to get me to talk about it. So that he can sell copies when he hasn't passed a single piece of legislation with his own name on it alone that he sponsored. Sorry. It's personal at this point. Get personal. But the fact is the never Trumpers are a fossilized groups that are less and less relevant. I mean with every passing month, the president support in the Republican party goes up. I know the ordinary rally in Texas. I don't know of anybody in American history who attracted as many people to as many different rallies. Trump has this year. Just an astonishing achievement. And I think it goes very well for the impact would that he's going to have on both this year's election, and I'm two thousand twenty well, let's talk about what do we do about? This caravan. By foot. They make it in what three weeks three and a half weeks. But one thing that I think we both agree on is that why don't wanna crisis precipitated at the border because Mexico is allowing the caravan to March through their entire country, and we then have no choice, but to guard our borders because it's our sovereign land. Where a nation of laws, and I don't and in the process the people on that side of the border. That are not respecting our laws. Could they could precipitate a crisis where innocent people get hurt? And I don't want that to happen. Right. Is that better show? So now, you understand psychologically, what ABRAHAM LINCOLN went through between eighteen fifty eight and the spring of eighteen sixty one and he says again and again. You know, we do not have to fight. This is this is you know, you're going to choose. And he said, I'm not gonna cheat on I'm going to defend the constitution and do my duty. But I'm not choosing to fight. But if you give me no choice, I will have no choice. And I think this is I think one of the great chest that President Trump is gonna face because he's he talked about a person day. He doesn't want. Anyone hurts you you feel very deeply on the other hand he has sworn to protect the United States. He has worn to uphold our borders. And and I tweeted this morning to it hit me this morning. Prejudiced serious, the Mexicans only have two choices. They can deal with the caravans now in southern Mexico. War when the president blocks them from entering the United States. They can deal with them in northern Mexico only. If you ask yourself this simple question if they literally can't get across the border. Stuck in northern Mexico? Well, and I think our position ought to be Mexico gets decide whether it wants to deal with him. Now, he wants to deal with them when they return back to the border, but under no circumstance. We accept them and Sydney Powell done, some brilliant legal works on the fact that the president has the authority. Block aliens that he should be national threaten always gotta say it didn't have to defend his decision. He just has to say hi deemed this to be unacceptable for national security reasons. Now in all likelihood, I don't think it's going to get to that point. My guess is at some point because of the economic connection that Mexico needs with the United States that they're going to have to step in here somehow and turn this caravan around how they do that. I don't know. But the reality is I by the way, and I do have compassion. I understand people in in Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua. They want a better life. But this is not the way to do it. We have a process by which we have an immigration system, and we're a sovereign country. You don't get to create a crowd and rush the border in my fear is if they get to the border that would could be a potential outcome. That's not going to be good for the people. If we had the wall, Mr Speaker built this wouldn't be an option for them. If we had the wall, we would have there would be no risk of anybody getting hurt on either side, right? Right. Remember in the near future? The next few weeks. Our policy should be to hope for the best plan for the worst. I think the worst case is pretty simple the Mexicans ended up for their own political reasons doing nothing, they decide that they expect Donald Trump to cave. And so there is going to let you know many thousand people's want to enter the United States with they haven't thought through is what if he doesn't cave. What if he does call out the military? What if we do? In fact, creator affect human wall and block people from entering the United States. Now, the Mexicans are gonna have what what could be by then as much as ten or fifteen thousand people 'cause. Keep growing. Well, there was one report yesterday from a newspaper in Mexico that said it's already ballooned up to fourteen thousand. Right. So so part of what I'm saying is at this point. We we have a real decision to make. And this is this is what Lincoln is saying over and over again. Yeah. You know, excuse me to preserve the union. You're going to do whatever it takes to preserve the union, and he didn't say it happily. He didn't say it excitedly many of his key early speeches this house excessiveness to them. We're bound together by the common core of mystique memory. We have no reason to fight each other. And he's almost cleaning don't do this. Well, I would say the same thing here this. This is the perfect crossroads make the decision. Are we prepared to defend our sovereignty and to defend America? Or in the end can people bluff us or sister cave and guilt us into allowing them to invade our country because we don't have the nerve to stop them. All right. We gotta take a break. I want you to weigh in when we get back on what the next fourteen days are going to look like what you think of Nate silver's prediction and much more. Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's our guest eight hundred nine four one Sean is our toll free telephone number later on pastor. Daryll Scott, David Limbaugh will check in and much more. Listen for more than three years. There is a software. There's been a software vulnerability in the Google. Social media network unwittingly, giving third party developers potential access to use his private profile information. Now, they expect that more than four hundred and ninety six thousand users have shared private profile data with a friend, and that could have been their data that is an access by these cybercriminals. 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"ben sasse" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Against Phil legal immigrant people have to stop employing illegal immigrants come up to Westchester code of ethics in Nassau County. Stand in the street corners on in Brooklyn or the Bronx. You're going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work in domestic work. You know, this is not a problem that the people were coming into the country are solely responsible for coming. If we didn't put them to work. My proposal we'll keep families together. And it will include a path to set us in a number of immigrants added to labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century. If this huge influx of mostly low skill workers provide some benefits to the economy as a whole it also threatens to depress further the wages blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net. Immigrants are the principal reason wages haven't gone up. There are those in the immigrants rights community who have argued passionately that. We should simply provide those who are illegally with legal status. Or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. All right, amazing. How they sound just like Donald Trump joining us now former speaker of the house author of the bestseller Trump's America the truth about our nation's great comeback us. Newt Gingrich's with us, sir. How are you? I'm doing great. And I'm today for the. Republican party of Nebraska, and I'm very very optimistic about how this election is shaping up. Well, I'm glad you there. Do me a favor. I think one of the biggest mistakes I made in my life. In terms of supporting somebody who disappoints is a guy by the name of Ben Sasse. Ben Sasse had his way Hillary Clinton would have been the president the last two years. She would have made the two supreme court appointments. None of the bureau bureaucracy would have been removed. We'd have open borders. We would have ObamaCare on steroids. But he was a never-trumper. Now, he's blasting me in a new book trying to get me to talk about it. So that he can sell copies when he hasn't passed a single piece of legislation with his own name on it alone. Sponsored. Sorry. It's personnel. At this point. That's personal. But the fact is the never Trumpers are a fossilized that are less and less relevant. I mean with every passing month president support for the Republican party goes up. I know this. Rally in Texas. I don't know of anybody in American history who attracted as many people to as many different rallies. Trump has this year. Assistant astonishing achievement. And I think it bodes very well for the impact would that. He's going to have on both this year's election two thousand twenty. Well, let's talk about what we do about. This caravan. By foot. They make it in what three weeks three and a half weeks. But one thing that I think we both agree on is that I don't wanna crisis precipitated at the border because Mexico is allowing this caravan to March through their entire country, and we then have no choice, but to guard our borders because it's our sovereign land. Where a nation of laws, and I don't and in the process the people on that side of the border. That are not respecting our laws. Could they could precipitate a crisis where innocent people get hurt? And I don't want that to happen is that better show. So now, you understand psychologically, what ABRAHAM LINCOLN went through between eighteen fifty eight and the spring of eighteen sixty one and he says again and again. Then you know, we do not have to fight. This is this is you know, you're going to choose. I'm not gonna cheat on I'm going to defend the constitution and do my duty. But I'm not choosing to fight. But if you give me no choice, I will have no choice. And I think this this is I think one of the great chest. The President Trump is gonna face because he's he talked to my person day. He doesn't want. Anyone hurts you you feel very deeply on the other hand he has sworn to protect United States. He has worn to uphold our borders. And and I tweeted this morning is hypnotise morning. The president is serious the Mexicans only have two choices. So they can deal with the caravans now in southern Mexico. War when the president blocks them from entering the United States. They can deal with them and northern nationally. If you ask yourself this simple question, if they literally can't get across the border stuck in northern Mexico. Well, and I think our position to be Mexico's decide whether it wants to deal with the now wants to deal with them when they return back to the border, but under no circumstance. Should we accept them and Sydney Powell's done, some brilliant legal work on the fact that the president has the authority. Block aliens he'd beams should be national threaten always gotta say it then have to defend his decision. He just has to say, I deem this to be unacceptable for national security reasons. And they're. Now in all likelihood, I don't think it's going to get to that point. My guess is at some point because of the economic connection that Mexico needs with the United States that they're going to have to step in here. Somehow turn this caravan around how they do that. I don't know. But the reality is by the way, and I do have compassion. I understand people in in Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua. They want a better life. But this is not the way to do it. We have a process by which we have an immigration system, and we're a sovereign country. You don't get to create a crowd and rushed the border. My fear is if they get to the border that would could be a potential outcome. That's not going to be good for the people. If we had the wall, Mr Speaker built this wouldn't be an option for them. If we had the wall, we would have there would be no risk of anybody getting hurt on either side. Right. But remember in the near future? The next few weeks are. Policy should be to hope for the best plan for the worst. I think the worst case is pretty simple the Mexicans end up for their own political reasons doing nothing, they decide that they expect Donald Trump to cave, and so they're just going to let you know as many thousand people's want to enter the United States with. They haven't thought through is what if he doesn't cave. What if he does call out the military? What if we do in fact, creator affecting human wall and block people from the United States now Mexicans are gonna have what would could be by then as much as ten or fifteen thousand people 'cause they keep growing. Well, there was one report yesterday from a newspaper in Mexico that said it's already ballooned up to fourteen thousand. Right. So so part of what I'm saying is at this point. We we have a real decision to make this is this is what Lincoln is saying over and over again. Yeah. You know, if you're going to preserve the union, you're going to do whatever it takes to preserve the union. He didn't say it happily. He didn't say it excitedly many of his key early speeches as this styles excessiveness to them. The we're bound together by the common core of mystique memory. We have no reason to fight each other. And he's almost cleaning don't do this. Well, I would say the same thing here. This this is perfect. Crossroads makes the decision. Are we prepared to defend our sovereignty and to defend America? Four in the end, people bluff us forces to cave and us into allowing them to invade our country. We just we don't have the nerve to stop them. All right. We gotta take a break. I want you to weigh in when we get back on what the next fourteen days are going to look like what you think of Nate silver's prediction and much more. Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's our guests eight hundred nine four one Sean is our toll free telephone number later on pastor. Daryll Scott, David Limbaugh will check in and much more. Listen for more than three years. There is a software. There's been a software vulnerability in the Google. Social media network unwittingly, giving third party developers potential access to users private profile information. 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"ben sasse" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Number of immigrants added to labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century. If this huge influx of mostly low skill workers provide some benefits to the economy as a whole it also threatens to depress further the wages blue-collar Americans. Put strains on an already overburdened safety net. Immigrants are the principal reason wages haven't gone up. There are those immigrants rights community who have argued passionately that. We should simply provide those who are illegally legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better loss. But I believe such an indiscriminate approach. Would be unwise and unfair. Suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. All right, amazing. How they sound just like Donald Trump joining us now former speaker of the house author of the bestseller Trump's America the truth about our nation's great comeback us. Newt Gingrich's with us, sir. How are you? You. I'm doing great. And I'm an Omaha today for the Republican party of Nebraska, and I'm very very optimistic about how this election is shaping up. Well, I'm glad you there. Do me a favor. I think one of the biggest mistakes I made in my life. In terms of supporting somebody who disappoints is a guy by the name of Ben Sasse. Ben Sasse had his way Hillary Clinton would have been the president the last two years. She would have made the two supreme court appointments. None of the bureau bureaucracy would have been removed. We'd have open borders. We would have ObamaCare on steroids. But he was never Trumper. Now, he's blasting me at a new book trying to get me to talk about it. So that he can sell copies when he hasn't passed a single piece of legislation with his own name on it alone that he sponsored. Sorry. It's personal this point. Get that's personal. But the fact is the never Trumpers are a fossilized group that are less and less relevant. I mean with every passing month the president's support to the Republican party goes up. I know. Ordinary rally in Texas. I don't know of anybody in American history who attracted as many people to as many different rallies. Trump has this year. Astonishing achievement. And I think it bodes very well. For the impact that he's gonna have on both the election and on two thousand twenty. Well, let's talk about what do we do about? This caravan. By foot. They make it in what three weeks three and a half weeks. But one thing that I think we both agree on is that why don't wanna crisis precipitated at the border, but goes, Mexico is allowing the caravan to March through their entire country, and we then have no choice, but to guard our borders because it's our sovereign land. Where a nation of laws and idle and in the process, the people on that side of the border that are not respecting our laws. Could they could precipitate a crisis where innocent people get hurt? And I don't want that to happen. Right. Is that better show? So now, you understand psychologically, what ABRAHAM LINCOLN went through between eighteen fifty eight and spring of eighteen sixty one and he says again and again. You know, we do not have to hide. This is this is you know, you're going to choose. He said, I'm not gonna choose on. I'm going to defend the constitution and do my duty. But I'm not choosing to fight. But if you give me no choice, I will have no choice. And I think this this is I think one of the great chest. The President Trump is gonna face because he he talked about a person today. He doesn't want anyone hurt. Feels this very deeply on the other hand he has sworn to protect the United States sworn to uphold our borders. And and I tweeted this morning a hitman this morning. The Mexicans only have two choices. They can deal with caravans now in southern Mexico. When the president blocks them from entering the United States. They can deal with them in northern Mexico. If you ask yourself this simple question if they literally can't get across the border. Stuck in northern Mexico? Well, I think our position ought to be that that Mexico's decide whether it wants to deal with them. Now, he wants to deal with them when they returned back to the border, but under no circumstance. Should we accept them and Sydney Powell's done, some brilliant legal work on the fact that the president has the authority. Block aliens that he should be national threaten always gonna say. Then if the dependence decision to say, I this to be unacceptable for national security reasons and the block. Now in all likelihood, I don't think it's going to get to that point. My guess is at some point because of the economic connection that Mexico needs with the United States that they're going to have to step in here somehow and turn this caravan around how they do that. I don't know. But the reality is I by the way, and I do have compassion. I understand people in in Central America, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua. They want a better life. But this is not the way to do it. We have a process by which we have an immigration system, and we're a sovereign country. You don't get to see, you know, create a crowd and rushed the border in my fear is if they get to the border that would could be a potential outcome. That's not going to be good for the people. If we had the wall, Mr Speaker built this wouldn't be an option for them. If we had the wall, we would have there would be no risk of anybody getting hurt on either side. Remember in the near future? The next few weeks. Our policy should be to hope for the best plan for the worst. I think the worst case is pretty simple the Mexicans ended up for their own political reasons doing nothing, they decide that they expect Donald Trump to cave, and so they're just going to let you know as many thousand people's want to enter the United States with. They haven't thought through is what if he doesn't cave. What if he does call out the military? What if we do? In fact, creator affect human wall and block people from entering the United change. Now, nextgen have what would could be by Dan as much as ten or fifteen thousand people 'cause they keep growing. Well, there was one report yesterday from a newspaper in Mexico that said it's already ballooned up to fourteen thousand. Right. So so part of what I'm saying is at this at that point. We we have a real decision to make. And this is this is what Lincoln is saying over and over again. You know, preserve the union. You're going to do whatever it takes to preserve the union, and he didn't say it happily. He didn't say it excitedly met many of his key early speeches as this house excessiveness to them. The we're bound together by the common core of Michigan memory. We have no reason to fight each other. And he's almost cleaning don't do this. Well, I would say the same thing here. This is perfect. Crossroads to make the decision. Are we prepared to defend our sovereignty ended offend America? Or in the end. Chen, people bluff us. And guilt us into allowing them to invade our country because we don't have the nerve to stop them. Are we gotta take a break. I want you to weigh in when we get back on what the next fourteen days are going to look like what you think of Nate silver's prediction and much more of former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich's our guest eight hundred nine four one Sean is our toll free telephone number later on pastor. Daryll Scott, David Limbaugh will check in and much more. Listen for more than three years. There is a software. There's been a software vulnerability in the Google plus social media network unwittingly, giving third party developers potential access to use his private profile information. Now, they expect the more than four hundred ninety six thousand users have shared private profile data with a friend, and that could have been their data that is an access by the cybercriminals. Google says no evidence that there's been any misuse of that data. But in today's digital connected age..
"ben sasse" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"You may not be real immersed in rural issues, but you know, you don't have to. I mean, just a casual observer knows that developments under the administration have been awfully hard on unroll America and that really includes rural Nebraska in that so, but I but I, but in the last part of the question, what are you hearing out there? Initially, it was all about healthcare. The third district is one of the heaviest users of the. ACA on a per capita basis. And of course they keep messing with chipping away at a doing this doing that. The premiums keep going up and up and up. And this is a huge concern on the third district because we're not wealthy figure you probably aware of the fact that the rural population has the largest segment of people living in poverty. It's clips the rates in inner cities. For instance, their district median incomes about twelve almost twelve thousand dollars below the national median income, and what that means is that we can't afford the most expensive healthcare system on the planet. So healthcare is a huge concern and always tragic stories, Kelly, as I'm sure you know, you hear all the time as well. I mean, just just ripping families apart, but more recently with what this administration had to do or has done with his very, I think, careless and ill thought out. Trade wars is. Dramatically diminishing rural income which spills over. Of course, this is for farmers and ranchers, but they spend their money easily in communities and businesses, which now are being deprived of those dollars states being five tax receipts. I mean, it is just a downward spiral and our congressional delegation completely Republican. You know, they're all sort of hoping nobody knows who's trying to keep their heads down. You know, none of them are willing to. I shouldn't say none of Ben Sasse stands up and and challenges the president. The problem of course with bans that he's it's a little bit like the boy who probably will feed. He talks good game, but then he votes with the president every time. And so you know, it's, it's, it's it's hard to get to excited about what Ben Sasse is saying. But the rest of them, of course, saying nothing and they're afraid of Trump and they're not willing to. Stick their necks out on behalf of their own constituents. So it's it's, it's changing the dynamics a little bit. Let me put it that way. Noticed that on your website, one of the issues that you talk about is net neutrality. It was wondering what kind of what the shape of the internet is in in such a rural district. I would imagine that the internet is really important to a lot of people who may be can't get to the doctor quickly, you know, might may want to be running online businesses, but we've been hearing all over the country about the problems with rural networks. Sure. We do have issues there particularly in the central more scarce scarcely populated areas. And this again, this administration signed to executive orders thing how badly he wants, you know, row people to, you know, have access and. None of those executive order. Neither those executive orders head any money attached to them at all, which of course is the cheap, the biggest obstacle to accomplishing this. So this is this is definitely a an infrastructure project that this country has to come together to to create. But you know the the almost in some ways, at least embolic more important issue is is whether or not everyone's going to have access whether you're wealthy, you're poor to the same internet, and this is what my opponent of course is, you know, after taking in one hundred sixty five thousand dollars from telecom industries, he urged the FCC to in net neutrality so that these companies could maximize their income at the expense of his own constituents really quite a phenomenal. I mean, just. There are a lot of Republicans wouldn't go quite that far, but he wasn't one of them. So yeah, that's a, that's a big issue in in rural areas. I wouldn't say it. It rises to the level of issues related egg policy and health care policy and education policy..
"ben sasse" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Final thoughts. Well. I think we. We've just we're back where we started, which is perfect for a discussion about Ben Sasse. We're just kind of chasing our tail with the guy. He's. He he's not, which is not to say he's mercurial. I take your Curiel at this point. That would mean that everyone. So even if it was unpredictable, the guy would find a way whether intentionally by accident to turn it up to eleven, but that's not what these these speeches are. Now there's been what two of them one within the judicial hearings and one. Where was this by the way? Steve. It was repeated. I think on meet the press, meet the press. Yeah, to quote to the famous prophet Butthead. Need more. So I said this earlier and I want to repeat it. I think politically doing this by himself would be disastrous. Having said that, I still think he should do it not because I want to see him fail, but because I think it's the right thing to do what's politically advantageous in what the right thing to do is a lot of times diametrically opposite very few times are, do they lineup up? Here's what happens if Ben Sasse if Ben Sasse primaries Trump or pens or whoever in twenty twenty. If he is lucky enough to get to the point where there are debates. Or what have you or it's close. One way or the other he's going to be. He's going to end up if he wants to say in the system, if he wants to stay in the Republican party, whenever he's up for reelection again, he's going to face a guy named Beethoven work in Nebraska, and it will be a fight to the death because the system cannot tolerate people who are actual conservatives. So you know what, if he wants to, if he wants to, if he wants to jump ship with the purpose of creating some sort of coalition outside this system do it, if not, you can probably assure yourself a pretty safe seat might have some might have to run on on flag burning and NFL protests back in back in Nebraska. That's okay. But he'll still get, you'll still get voted in. If you want to change the paradigm, you have to change the paradigm. You have to roll with the punches. But you actually have to do something. We've been asking him to actually do something, but his money, whereas mouth is. This would be one of those things. I think if there is a plan, if this is just I'm just going to get out and see what happens now. No. So I think it could be good if there is a plan. If not, then I mean sweet. Sweet. But you're not accomplishing anything. Close this out with again, if I'm a friend of Ben's, I need, I need to ask him. What do you want. And if your future, is it what you want is a future in politics? Then who is your base number one mistake. Good politicians make in there are some the number one mistake. Good politicians make more than any other mistake is. I've seen it throughout my career. Well, I take it back the second most most repeated mistake. The most repeated mistake is they picked the wrong time to cash in their chips, cash in their dividend political capital. And they, they make the east saw deal for porridge, and the ROI is the pot of stew is worth. The doesn't provide the right ROI politically and they blow themselves up. I've seen that mistake countless times where people build huge accounts of political capital and then cash them in on Arlen Specter. Okay. I mean, there's this like rand. Paul aligning himself with ditch McConnell, ditch McConnell. Yeah, yeah. So that's the most often made mistake. I've seen our people make the second one is they never really or or fail to understand who their. Basis, or they never understand it at all..
"ben sasse" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"Anything unsaid, settle every score. Check every box, have like a list. I'm blowing this person up. I'm destroying that idea because air is right while you have the platform of the letterhead, you get to say whatever you want, they have to pay attention. The minute you no longer have that because while Jeff flake will become a contributor on MSNBC, Ben Sasse never will. Jeff lakes go on there and say, border security is racist bent. Sasse won't conservative. Because it's not. They really don't care that you think Trump's at bad person Ben. They want you to think Trump's bad person while being a rhino. You don't get to Trump's bad person and a conservative. Then you end up not getting booked often. That would be my career. Like you can't be the adult, you're not the system will not permit adulthood. You must be one form of child. Because you'll never be conservative enough for FOX either because FOX doesn't care really about your conservative credentials. The care about your Trumpian credentials mean Chris Collins, Devin. Nunes are rhinos look at their liberty scores total rhinos total rhinos how many times those guys of how those guys voted to fund Planned Parenthood. So many times before Trump ever arrive now, view them as some kind of grassroots heroes. Why? Just because their ability to filleted Trump that's they've, they have no other discernible conservative credentials to speak of other than ingesting Trump's DNA they have no, no, no. Other credentials, none. And I'm going to be that crude on purpose and those of you that Email me and say, I can't believe you that crude at the Kristen and, oh, by the way, you don't support Trump enough sticking where the sun don't shine. In fact, don't tell me where you live so I can come there and stick it for you because I'd like to repeatedly. That's it. You if you had to ask was about you. So maybe Ben just wants out and if he does cool, but here's my advice on that front. Make list. Say everything on that list while you have an audience because the minute, you know, loggerhead an elected. You never have the minute. You no longer have elected on office or you're a threat to hold one. Your influence is nowhere. The system would like to stop listening to me, but they can't because I live in Iowa. So as long as long as there is even a hint of a threat, I might have a voice in a presidential election, and as I have in the past and in the future, they have to tolerate me on some level, but there's a reason why all my bookings are way down and it's not because I've gotten worse at this job. I kinda think I'm actually better than a couple years ago because I refuse to play this silly game. I'm not gonna let Donald Trump dictate my life choices. Good or bad when he's right. I think he's right. And when he's wrong, I think he's wrong and what he acts. Well, I think he acts well, I think he ex poorly. I think he acts poorly..
"ben sasse" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Travel. Several democratic senators say President Trump's unfit that the US should use the twenty fifth amendment constitutional review, remove him, Jeff Wagner thinks this crazy talk. Here's explanation today at twelve tonight with. The president is a lot of things and people are going to hear what they want to hear sometimes. But I have this story rise to that level at this point is insanity. And I'll be listening to Jeff course, noon to three right here in WTMJ right now. I wanna talk about Ben Sasse, a Senator from Nebraska. He's not a games player. He's not a guy who loves politics. He's new to politics, very forceful very strong in his commitments and his beliefs, and he's a member of the Republican party. But he's not a Kool aid drinker that if you don't understand what that means. It means he doesn't buying everything they say, and I would put myself in that category. Just because you're republicanism. You have to agree with everything Republican party does or this president does. Although if you listen, if you read my Email and look at the text line, you would think I agree with everything the president says that's not true. So I'm gonna play a little bit of Ben Sasse on CNN yesterday. And they want to comment on it and get your take four one four seven nine nine one six. Twenty probably think about it every morning when I wake up, but I figured out. Why why am I flying away from Nebraska to go to DC this week? Are we going to get real stuff done so committed to the party of Lincoln and Reagan as long as there's a chance to reform it, but this party used to be for some pretty definable stuff? And frankly, neither of these parties are four very much more than being anti an anti or anti anti anti anti anti. It's pretty boring stuff. We should be focused on the long-term. And I'd love to see the party of Lincoln and Reagan get back to its roots. And to that. I say Bravo, he's a Republican Senator. But I think he understands what a lot of us have been saying for a long time. No, unfortunately, we have a president. Who does some great things? I e conservative justices, I e tax reform package. But also there's a lot of boneheaded things and for my democratic listeners eleven Forty-six September tenth Mark that in your show, log if you keep one at home. I actually criticize the president there. And yes, he does say does and says things that frankly, I wish you wouldn't say I've had every Senator from that event on the show say the same thing. But I think Ben Sasse speaks to what a lot of us are saying, and this isn't unique to Republicans. We sent him to Washington DC. And they sit on their hands. They do a lot of talking. They don't get anything done. Actions speak louder than words, and that's a it can be cliche over us. But I think it's what's missing in Washington. So why do people love Donald Trump? Why do some people Donald Trump because if you look at a checklist of what he said he was German try to accomplish during the campaign. He's gone after almost every one of those things. Now, you can attack the manner in which he's gone after them. Absolutely one of the texture said doesn't that make us a rhino? If you don't drink the Kool aid. I don't think. So and frankly, a couple of things driving us, the the term rhino is something that's thrown out there. And the other one is the battle to out conservative each other or one another. Wasted energy. What it should be about? As actually getting things done. And what Ben Sasse was saying there is that we're not getting it done. Then that's not unique to Republicans or Democrats. We send people there. They don't get anything done. They love to be on TV, and there's more shells that they can do that on more than ever. They love to see their face on television, saying whatever it is. They're saying. Commenting on the president's tweets, which is always topic number one. You can criticize the president. If you're publican doesn't make your rhino doesn't make you a non Kool aid drinker. It's a free country. You can be the kind of Republican you want to be. And I think Ben Sasse as taking what the people Nebraska wanted him to do and taking that message to Washington. And the frustration that a lot of Republicans feel. Quoting a lot of people. I have on the show that represent or speak for the Republican party. Is there is a frustration. Abandonment of fiscal responsibility. A refusal to challenge the president when he needs to be challenged. One of the Texas said, we need term limits. Absolutely. Yeah. Did they can go to Washington and served six terms as a Senator or whatever is insane. But yet we keep sending those people back. There thereby defining insanity. Because we're repeating the same thing over and over and over again. Being an incumbent has its advantages and one of those as you'd get sent back to do a job that you're not doing in the first place. That's why I've been so forceful on Tammy Baldwin. What has she done? Other than really have some slick ads that suggests things that aren't even true or accusing people of doing things that she's actually doing herself clearly taking big money from out of state donors, including taking taking money from people who are supportive of Alec which he called out her opponent Bhairon. The dishonest St. and and the lack of effort from some elected officials. I shouldn't say lack of effort they they work really hard to get reelected. Tammy baldwin. They don't work so hard when it comes to the actual work that you have to do an Anderson again right now, she's in the minority party. Hopefully, she won't be back but elections happen as they happen. But to Ben Sasse point. It's an important time for Republicans. What kind of party do you want to be what kind of country? Do you wanna live in you want to be one that talks you want to be one that does? I'll take action over words any day of the week after the break down to celebrate that Packers victory. One more time. We'll bring some audio back from that. Steve's Kapiti wrapping up our show on this Monday right here in WTMJ. Education.
"ben sasse" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Ben Sasse at the cavenaugh hearings this week ripping into his fellow members of the Senate for ducking their responsibility to make laws SAS his opinion of the president is not much better in two thousand sixteen. He called Trump, quote creepy. He refused to vote for him. And since then he's been a frequent critic of the president's though as one of the most conservative members of the Senate. He has also voted with the president more than eighty percent of the time. Senator Ben Sasse Republican of Nebraska is joining us now from his beautiful home state. Senator thanks so much for joining us a half to start yesterday. You re tweeted someone who said that they switched their party registration from Democrats and no party and you replied by saying you quote regularly consider switching switching from the Republican party to becoming an independent as well. Why? And what's stopping you from doing? So. Yeah. So I'm one of about eight people on the US Senate has never been a politician before. I think I've been saying for three years that I conceive of myself as an independent conservative who caucuses with the Republicans. But frankly, neither of these parties have a long-term vision for the future of the country, you know, ten years from now where we're going to be in the future of work when young people are disrupted out of jobs three times a decade future war and cyber the collapse the community like there's massive stuff happening in America. And these parties are really pretty content to do twenty four hour news cycles screaming at each other. The main thing that the Democrats are for as being anti Republican and anti Trump, and the main thing Republicans are for is being anti-democratic Nancy CNN, and neither of these things are really worth getting out of bed in the morning for I think we should be talking about where the country is to be in ten years. So I've been saying for a long time that these parties need to reform and have future focused vision. And we're not there yet why stay Republican. And when's the last time you thought about becoming an independent? I probably think about it every morning when I wake up and I figured out. Why why am I flying away from Nebraska to go to DC this week? Are we gonna get real stuff done? So I'm committed to the party of Lincoln and Reagan as long as there's a chance to reform it, but this party used to be for some pretty definable stuff. And frankly, neither of these parties are four very much more than being anti an anti or anti anti anti anti anti. It's pretty boring stuff. We should be focused on the long term. And I'd love to see the party of Lincoln and Reagan get back to its roots. It also is the party of Trump. Of course, does that have anything to do with your ambivalence about the party? You know, the president has done some good things the this week. We've got to do the supreme court confirmation hearings for Brad Kavanagh. I sit on the judiciary committee and Brett Kavanagh's a really strong nominees. The kind of person pardon me that Republican presidents would have nominated for decades. And so I applaud the president for that. But I think it's pretty obvious when you are engaging. The White House says I do many many times a week that there's just a lot of chaos and a lot of reality TV circus, and that's a little bit different than a long term view. I think when I yesterday vending and then a Brassica football stadium during the game when Nebraska and talk to me about politics, which is a distant second to talking about football. What they want is a Washington that does a small number of things with a lotta urgency and not a lot of drama and right now, we do a whole bunch of things in a frenzied circus, and we we should do better than that. I want to get to break on a sec. But I do want to ask you about that anonymous near times up at from a quote senior administration official this. Person. This is what they had to say about day to day life in the White House quote meetings with him the president veer off topic and off the rails engages in repetitive. Ranson is impulsiveness results in half baked ill informed and occasionally reckless decisions. Given the instability many witness there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking, the twenty fifth amendment, unquote. Now, you told you Hewitt couple days ago that you've heard similar comments from people close to the White House or in the White House. Let's be precise. Had you heard from senior administration officials at the president makes reckless decisions. And that cabinet secretaries have talked about the twenty fifth amendment. No, I've not heard anything about the twenty fifth amendment. But obviously, it's an impulsive White House. Right. I mean there there are a lot of really good people around the president. He has done a good job. Frankly at a lot of the people that he's hired. But I think they'd like to be focused on a long-term agenda. I think Donald Trump in the campaign of two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen was obviously right that Washington DC doesn't work and does need to be disrupted. But then the question is the disruption toward what end I mean, truly cyber is going to be the center of warfare for the next decade and for the next century. What are we doing about it? There's some really good people the president's put in place General Paul Nakasone at NSA and cyber command wonderful guy, but is the White House using its power and its convening power and its focus to help the American people understand the future of warfare or do we do the drama? So I'm Orosa today. You're saying and you're talking about a very serious, and if I can inject an editorial opinion here, a very appropriate concern that you have about cyber attacks on this country. But I guess the question that some people might have is what are you doing about it other than coming on the show right now and talking about it and going to the Senate floor and talking about it what more could or should someone like you who is concerned that the president of all the chaos going on there? And the fact that there is this lack of focus on serious national security issues. What more could you be doing? Yeah. Well, so first of all I'm pretty proud that last month, we got past the cyber selenium commission as a part of the national defense authorization act piece of legislation that I lead authored the NBA is the piece of legislation that every year we authorizes what the department of defense priorities should be for the next year. And Eisenhower in the early nineteen fifties recognized that we were well into the nuclear era and yet we didn't have an offense strategy or a defensive strategy. We didn't have a long term human capital strategy. We're in the same place actually worse position in cyber now. Twenty six years into the cyber era and no definable doctrine until I got a piece of legislation passed. That's now going to set up a commission that takes the right people in the executive branch, plus some experts outside of government and reports back in a year. So that's one example. But I want to say one more thing about the phrase, just talk, frankly in a democracy, one of the most basic most important things we do is. We talked together about who we are as a people basic civic norms. Deliberation and dialogue reflection on universal human dignity. And why the first amendment is the beating heart of American life. Those are all ways of saying we talk so that we don't have violence as the way to figure out how to use the levers of government power. I guess if we're not talking together about who we are as a people we're going to lose a Republican right now. A lot of our kids wonder if there's anything you can trust in the future. Your fellow Republican Senator flake said that the Republican party made a foster bargain a deal with the devil by supporting President Trump in exchange for tax cuts. Deregulation, two supreme court justices flake says it wasn't worth it. You are arguing that it has been worth it. Now, I'm arguing that the two thousand sixteen election was a dumpster fire. And both of these candidates went into the election, mostly being against the other one and the American people, basically said pox on all your houses. And then they decided who to vote for that was the last bad and their view, and we shouldn't be having elections like that in the future. We should have to good parties that have a long-term vision for the country competing to be better than the other one not competing to be less bad or better at the quick put down on Twitter. And so I think that again, President Trump has done a bunch of good things that deregulation packages. He's put through the judicial nominees have been really good. But as far as focusing the country on a long-term agenda around the future of work in the future of war and helping kids understand the first amendment again, which is something that's clearly in crisis on campus focused on any of those things and are more important than the day to day legislating. We are doing let's talk about cavenaugh because Senator Dianne Feinstein who isn't known to make these charges lightly, although she is involved in a reelection fight. She said that Brett Cavanaugh. Quote misled the Senate and his quote answers were not true. She's not the only one suggesting the cabin is committed perjury. And example, that they cite this is two thousand six testimony saying he wasn't involved in policy regarding warrantless wiretapping. But do you what do you make of this criticism from the Democrats that Brett on did not give honest answers before the committee? Yeah. It's not true. So two distinctions that we need. First of all this week was good for some things in American civics in that Brad Kavanagh did a good job of showing judicial temperament judicial restraint, and he explained what the job of a judge's. He explained that a judge puts on a black robe to cloak his personal policy preferences. The judge is not a Republican or democrat. He's somebody who rules based on the written law on the facts before them, and the particular case. And so I think that was useful. What wasn't useful was the chaos of that confirmation hearing, which was mostly grandstanding for people running for reelection right now. But a whole bunch of them looking at twenty twenty and how they energize a primary electorate on the democratic side. And so there were all sorts of charges thrown around that really aren't based in reality. So one really important fact the American people should have in common. More paper was submitted for breakfast house nomination than the last five supreme court nominees combined. There's never been paper handed over like this. But it is true that not every. Piece of paper that ever had Brett cavenaugh CC'd on it was handed over. That's because Brett Cavanaugh was the staff secretary to George W Bush and not every George W Bush paper was handed over because Brad Kavanagh was the president secretary for three years doesn't mean he was a policymaker, I must've those matters just a very quick one..
"ben sasse" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Senator SAS joins me now from Nebraska. Welcome sir morning. Let me just starts. Welcome to Nebraska. Yes, sir. Let me just start with asking you an extension of a question that Hugh Hewitt asked. You the other day about the anonymous essay because your initial reaction frankly with similar to mind, you're like, I don't know how to talk about it yet. I'm still processing it. But you also noted it's very similar to what you hear from about two thirds of the senior people at the White House. So you've had a couple of days to digest. What do you make of it? And what bothers you more the unnamed Kabbalah people thwarting, the will of the people or the allegations themselves. Yeah. I don't I don't think that either all works because there are lots more things than just those to be worried about the thing. I'm most worried about is that our political culture isn't focused on any long-term stuff. And so the president was elected in two thousand sixteen because he wanted to disrupt everything, and frankly a lot needed to be disrupted. But the question is disruption toward what end. So I guess I'd reflected more on the op-ed in the weeks since it came out, or however, many days it was and I don't understand the morality of the action. Frankly, I don't know why you would do it. If you're worried that the president is too impulsive in paranoid. Then how can this op Ed do anything other than drive more paranoia? But to your point. Yeah. I mean, we hear those of us who are trying to help the White House and the president has surrounded himself with a number of very good people doing good work and trying to persuade him to take a longer term vision. I think those people are doing good work by trying to help the president think a little farther down the road. Why you'd write about it in this form? I I don't get the morality of that. When you hear about Gary Cohn yanking a pace of. Taper off the president's decks to prevent him from pulling out of the South Korea of South Korean trade agreement. I know where you are on the issue of trade. So you may personally be good. But the president campaigned on ripping up trade deals. This was this was what he promised. How where are you on that? Yeah. So I think we need to be talking about why there's so much job disruption because there is more than our grandparents new, and then people knew one hundred years ago, and there's going to be even more in the future. But it's not because of trade, it's because of automation. So I would like the president to understand that trade is good trade helps producers trade helps consumers but individual advisors. Don't get substitute their judgment for the president's judgment. What you'd like is the president to put a chief chief of staff in place to lead a policy process where president Kennedy had dispassionate way deliberate about lots of information and lots of advice and wisdom and counsel. And then he can make a long-term decision. So one advisor shouldn't be substitute in his or her wisdom for the president's. But there should be a process by which the president get some counseling feels like neither of those things are happening in the right way right now, do you think it's important for the president to publicly stabilize his snapping situation in the White House because it certainly looks a little dysfunctional to the public. I don't have any desire to beat the president up. But it's pretty clear that this White House is a reality show soap opera presidency. I mean, the drama is the drama the drama of Cohen, and the drama of Manafort and the drama of the Woodward quotes and the drama of these op-eds what you'd like is the president not worry so much about the short-term of staffing. But the long-term vision casting for America pull us together as a people help us deliberate about where we should go. And then build a team of great big 'cause Lowy go people around you right now feels like there's just way too much drama every day, and that distracts us from the longer term stuff. We should be focused on together. You said something that really. Rang true with me when you said the following on FOX on Friday, take a listen. The congress has a broken institution. We don't deliberate about long-term things people want. You all have an important role to help narrate what's happening in American life. But Senator shouldn't aspire to be pundits all day every day. Well, Meghan mcardle wrote the following about you and said SAS has precisely diagnosed the problem, but American politics will not recover unless the doctor is prepared to take advice for Ben Sasse. Ironically has become well known for his public statements on character and constitutional order while doing relatively little on the legislative front. Have you found the Senate that you can't do what you thought you could do when you ran for the Senate is it because the body itself is dysfunctional. I think there's dysfunction in both of these main two branches, right? The legislative branch and the executive branch. I'm proud that. We got a piece of legislation passed last month that I offered authored on the cyber celerion commission, which is to try to upgrade American military planning for the cyber age. And so that kind of stuff is really important, and it should come out of the legislature. But frankly to really focus the attention of the American public on it, you need the bully pulpit of the White House. And again, I want to go back to the fact that the president has put a lot of good people in around him General, Paul Nakasone, the head of cyber command, and the NSA is a really thoughtful long-term thinker and kudos to the president for promoting him. But we need both the congress and the presidency to be focused on helping the American people understand the future of cyber war. Again, I'm glad I got a piece of legislation done on that last month. But the bigger thing we need is a discourse. That's partly led. By the president about stuff. That's ten years in the future, not ten hours in the future. And right now, most of the is just addicted to short-term media cycles, and frankly, we need. Fewer people in congress who were that obsessed with tomorrow, and that obsessed with their own incumbency and more obsessed with the future of their kids and grandkids are going to grow up in one of the things you said in the wake of the memorials honoring John McCain, you said, you know, the the best thing to do would be to really pass a meaningful tough ethics legislation. And I'm curious we looked up and right now, probably the most comprehensive ethics legislation happens to belong to Elizabeth Warren. And I throw it up here. I'm curious what you think of it. She proposes a lifetime ban on lobbying from former members of congress presidents and agency heads a ban on senior government officials from owning or trading individual stock a ban, a permanent ban on lobbyists donations to congress and all elected officials and candidates for federal office be required to disclose their tax returns. It sounds very similar to some of the rhetoric you're espousing on this. Yeah. It's interesting. So I'm the second or third most conservative person in the Senate by voting record. But I'm not particularly partisan. I don't care very much about these two parties because I don't think either of them have a long-term vision. But there is a number of things here that Senator Warren, and I would agree on. I have a piece of legislation. I'm going to be introducing that also says that all tax returns the presidential vice presidential candidate should be disclosed. We shouldn't have any of this near insider trading stuff happening by members of congress. We shouldn't have cabinet officials have their spouses raising funds from foreign governments and foreign sources, we should have a much longer ban or cooling off period on former lawmakers going to lobby so Senator Warren, and I are about as far apart on the political spectrum as you can get on most things but on a number of ethics reform issues. I think she and I might well see eye to eye. There is a crisis of public trust in this country where people across the political spectrum don't think they can trust their lawmakers to ever really want to go back to our mount Vernon to go back to where we come from to go live among our neighbors and and coach little. The league. But instead people run for office to want to get to DC to become lobbyists and get rich wallet office. That's a crisis and that should stop. So Senator Warren, and I should should talk more on this stop all right and very quickly. You viewed floated on Twitter that you sometimes thinking about you. Sometimes think about dropping your party that you don't always feel like a Republican. You said it again just now how likely is it that you would leave the Republican party. You know, I've I've said for I've been in office for what three and a half years. And I've said since I got there I conceive of myself as an independent conservative who happens to caucus with the Republicans, and I would like both of these parties to be healthier and be competing to be better than the other one. Amongst a bunch of good ideas instead of trying to be less bad than the other one and always say how you're anti anti anti anti. It's just not big enough. But I'm committed to the party of Lincoln and Reagan as long as we can try to reform it and get it back to being party. That's about the universal dignity of all Americans. First amendment is the beating heart of American life. But right now, that's not what the party talks about very much. Senator Ben Sasse who caucuses with the Republicans from Nebraska conservative independent from Nebraska, use your description there. Sorry about those husker's yesterday. But they look like they're coming back. Thanks for coming up. We'll be back soon. Thanks when we come back Nike, and Colin Kaepernick.
"ben sasse" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"A former economic adviser calls him a professional liar. And of course, Rex Tillerson the former secretary state used effing moron President Obama had to fire Stanley mcchrystal when he was when his staff was humiliating. Vice president Biden, there was a sense of the commander has to assert himself, doesn't the president United States need to assert certain. So let's put in those places. He doesn't. In this case, it's the twenty fifth floor, the Trump Tower. I mean, seriously, and this is. The the reason why those ring true is because we've been hearing the same thing over and over for years. Now these are not new terms. It's not new to say he has the standing of a fifth or sixth grader. We heard that during the campaign we heard that before he was running for the White House. If you fires, John Kelly, if he fires his members of his cabinet, there are very limited number of people who are willing to come in and take that place other than the twenty fifth floor of Trump Tower willing. There's a very limited number of people who would be qualified for that job to take those spots problem. You're dealing with Republicans like to tell themselves this is a deep state conspiracy against the president, sexually Republicans because the president Republicans, Donald Trump, put there because the people that had surrounded him early own work competent to do those jobs, you've got the most competent people willing to do the job in place. You can't afford to lose this. I'm actually gonna be some. Some people are attacking these. These, the nonimmigrant is not heroes. I'm actually going to be a democrat says, I'm very happy that they're there and they're doing this. I am. Yes. Disturb. Served by what? What's what? Appears to be a soft coup, right? Our democracy isn't perfect. It's the best thing going, but it's not perfect and clearly something happened was a mistake, and I am thankful that we have adults in a room who will check the worst of this president. I know it sounds odd, but I am grateful for it, but I'm also terrified. But this is a slippery slope. Daniel. The problem here is, is what you just said, which is your afraid and yet you and yet you're these guys are there. If we are willing to accept that Kelly and Mattis and Pompeo and others, John Bolton are responsible adults who have good morals and good moral standing and here to do the right thing and serve their country, then we don't need to be afraid. And I think that's the the right assessment. We don't need to be afraid, but the person who wrote this has no. You can be afraid. I'll look after really a lot of concern among many members of the administration, senior members, the the administration. Then I think there is a responsibility to democracy period to come out and say, what that concern isn't it put your name on it and maybe to do it in a group. So it's not just one person if they are a senior as they say they are, but But then. then. Will Ben Sasse told Hugh Hewitt, the other day that this is not thing that is new. He's heard these same things around with White House officials now for two to three times a week. I mean, this is it's not just reporters, it's Ben Sasse saying it. But the problem is I talked to a good friend of mine who does work for the president, loves the president, but says this guy, whoever wrote this has made their lives extremely difficult now because they've done this the whole time, the president suspected. But now he knows between this and the Woodward book he knows, and it's gonna make their job even harder. But if but if you do come out and I hear you on that and I agree to put the moment that person comes out, they're going to destroy that person. I would rather have that person finish should be many people. And then I think that I mean, if you're really concerned, it should be everybody doing it at the same time. Well, boy, that will only launch. Let's pause it here. When we come back, you brought up in Santa's name. I'm going to let the man speak himself Republican, Ben Sasse. Nebraska is next..
"ben sasse" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"On the air today with your host, Mark O'Connell, and Mark is executive director at Wisconsin counties association. Joining us from his studios in Madison, you also have a guest today. We'll get to that in just a bit. Mark. Welcome back to the program. Always good to be back on. We we talked about public policy issues and the kinds of challenges we face as a state, and I think many times we talk about what the solutions are which is going to talk about today. We have with us are very good friend. John McCall Representative from the Green Bay area and the state assembly. You've been there for a number of years. Great friend of county government really dog great friend of ours. See in the future of our state and our state all as you as you. Well know, it is such a beautiful gorgeous state right now, it's kind of a wet state, but we're going to dry out here in the next week or so the brewers are going to make the playoffs. That's great news as well. I mean things are things are looking up here in Wisconsin. With us today. We have John Michael John, welcome to the show. We had we were together not too long ago. Welcome back. Yeah. Thanks, a lot markets fun to be back. Last time. We talked a lot about taxes today. We'll mix it up a little bit. But you're hitting the nail on the head. I'm a former business guy. And you know, I think if you believe in stewardship, and you believe in responsibility, I think most of us if our kids are in boy scouts, we feel. We ought to. We ought to volunteer for the boy scouts Christmas tree fail. And if we're member of a church, we ought to have on tear inducing stuff with that. And so that's what I did. I served on three old main street committee throughout the state because we had businesses on the main street, and and so this is the next thing. And but as a business guy, I'm very excited to be able to shape policy. I mean, I remember when President Obama kind of went off and said you didn't build that. And those all of those of us that actually get build it took umbrage to that. And so I have no no delusions that we can actually do that for business down in Madison, but we can create an environment. We can talk a little bit about that. As we get into the show, but we can create an environment. I think that's conducive to visits available. And and so, yeah, I'm glad glad to serve. It's funny mentioned that'll. Obama line. Mark o'connell. I it seems like h is go I forgot all about that line. That struck a nerve maybe because of everything that we currently have going on the political scene right now, Mark as dynamic, and and maybe odd as we've ever seen it. One of the lines that struck me. And I only heard President Obama say once during the campaign, but I thought it was so insightful. And I really think it's tropic horrid with with citizenry of the United States, and it isn't a democrat or Republican type comment. But it was it's such a truism today. But we rarely hear a politician say it, and and what he said was I'm not going to tell you what you want to hear. I'm going to tell you what you need to hear. And that's what we we really need a lot of in this in in in politics today. Whether it's at the local level state level national level, we we need that. Now, John McCall is here the ways and means committee. There's a ways and means committee at the national level and the federal government, and they have a lot to say about basically, everything when it comes to running the government here in our state ways and means committee. The right word to use for it was for many years. It was kind of a sleepy committee, but under John MacOS leadership on this committee has become a powerhouse. I don't know if you realize it, Mark, we're the we're the fourth busiest committee now in this in the state assembly. We passed seventy two pieces of of tax legislation last year. And that's that is very impressive. And we we do a lot of we have a lot of bills in in this state. Well, over two thousand bills in the Senate and the assembly and when when you have the fourth busiest committee and got gotta put joint finance in that in that category as well. See, basically, everything means ways, and means which is really a committee to talk about the ways and means to get from where we are to where we want to be to the community, we desire to the state that we wish we would have in in the future. And that's what John is JIRA. Now, it's not just taxes. It's a policy of all sorts and one of the things we want to talk about today is local control I will play into this. But local control is an issue in our state. We've got a very complicated form of or structure of government. No person today with design the system that we have in Wisconsin for today. Times have changed quite a lot. Our time has marched on address structure of our government hasn't really changed very much. We are a fairly prolific local government state. We have four hundred plus school district's sixteen hundred plus municipalities. Twelve hundred towns, we've got seventy two counties, but are people love their local government, and they love local government controlling things that are truly well, and we had some pieces of legislation this past session, which I guess in some ways took away from that. And in other ways provided for more local control and the ways and means committee had a lot to say about anything almost all of them. I mean, there might be a couple of examples you wanna just way out and we can talk about. Let's back up just a second. And and Paul it made a good point. And and I think you're doing a neat preamble to this. And I'll tell you something if if if the listeners haven't watched Ben Sasse Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska, if you haven't watched his testimony for the supreme court hearings that are going on this week. It is worth sixteen minutes of your time to watch Senator Ben Sasse talk about exactly what's going on in the structure of it. And it, and it is an amazing understanding of some of the cacophony in the adversarial approach that we have. And he cites it. Right. You guys. He cites it, right. Because he he blames Lisi legislators. And this is as true when he was talking about it on a federal level as it is when we talk about it here on a state level. And typically what happens is bills are written and the written by lazy legislators, and they'll say we authorized. XYZ and whatever the secretary, and then whatever the secretary wants to do. And so we give that authority to the agency or the department, and then it's what's called promulgate rules. So then they start coming up with rules. They essentially start legislating without any legislative power. And we did that we advocated that responsibility to them, and you start running into some problems in so, and then it it puts pressure on whether it's the city of Milwaukee. Whether it's the counties association that you work with Mark. And in all of these things start to get dictated to from Madison. And we didn't want that. And there are quite a few things we can go we can go into that in a little bit later. But there's quite a few things that we did in the last couple of years to pull that back, but everybody on ESPN. Have to stand and defend that. So this way, they can be Pontius pilot and say, well, we didn't really do that. That's some nebulous agency. And how does a citizen react to that? How does it sit at who does a citizen call when they haven't nebulous agency that is dictating some certain policies to them. It's not in statute. We didn't do it. They call my office. And we gotta get the ledge we as on people involved and try to ferret through what's going on. And so I think if lazy isn't the right word, Mark. And then I I I don't know. I I again, I think what we have to have is. If you listen to Malcolm glad while he talks about having your ten thousand dollars in that, you know, if you wanna be a really good flouted, then you need to practice ten thousand hours. And if you only practice one hour a day, then it's gonna take you twenty seven years to become a to have your ten thousand hours in. I love my daughter was a by the way. Birthday. I think we're getting at here is we have our state lawmakers put in ten thousand hours at the county board level. I maybe that'd be and so, you know, Coolidge used to say, hey, you know, what you ought to go. You ought to create something you ought to have your family. You oughta make your money ought to be able to do something. And then when you come down here, you're coming down as a citizen legislator, and you can actually serve and do something. I mean, if you're gonna talk about job creation, and I think maybe ought to have actually created some. And I think if you're gonna talk about all the other complex taxation issues, then maybe ought to have actually paid some. And so this is not a theory. This is we are a as I mentioned, maybe in the last month show, we are nearly four hundred billion dollar GDP economy where the same size as the country of Singapore are budget at thirty six billion dollars is one hundred million dollars every single day and even the departments. Whether it's the department of corrections department of revenue department of transportation department of DNR the department natural research. Every one of those are multi billion dollar organisations with thousands of employees in their numbers are amazing. When you when you mentioned them, those Johnny kind of puts it in perspective where where we are as a state, right? Yeah. And that's the thing. And so it requires though, what's the stewardship responsibility with that Paul then as a voter, right. Okay. So you you have to do a little bit of due diligence as you vote, and you have to look at these folks. And it's fascinating when you look at the financial condition in the state of Wisconsin. It is nothing short of miraculous now, I just had a situation this is. So I won't bore you with all the details. But there's this my wife and I were out on Thursday night for date night. And a guy sat down next to us who happened to be the manager for the sake club. Well sake is about an hour and a half north of Green Bay. It's twenty five hundred acre private club that was established in nineteen excuse me in eighteen ninety seven essentially by the founders of the Chicago Board of trade. So these guys that founded the Chicago Board of trade one place to go fishing hunting, camping hang out, and they bought this twenty five hundred acres up here. Well, this guy sitting next to me at dinner several months ago, and he's telling me, I go. Why are you in town? And he said, well, I'm on my way through I had to talk to my attorneys, and I'm on my way through and just kept grabbing dinner going back up. Would you have to talk to you about? Well, we got a tax issue. We have a problem with the department of revenue and he's going on and on and on. And all of a sudden he starts to realize that I'm asking some pretty interesting questions just for a normal guy just sitting next to him. And so finally, he's looking at me he goes, why are you asking me and go, well, you wouldn't believe what I do. And and I told him I was I'm chairman ways, and means committee goes you kidding me? So anyway, we're able to put those guys together. And the only superpower as legislators, I think is the power to convene to pull all these people together in a room and say, hey, can we talk this through and get this taken care of of a lawsuit and move it forward that it's fair and honest to these tax payers and fair and honest to the to the department of revenue we were able to do that. But I think had I not been involved in that and understand that from a business standpoint, we couldn't have got anywhere near there. And so I think when you've got folks that have put their ten thousand dollars in. They've they recognize issues when they happen because they've seen it before. And they're able to jump in it. I mean, there's a reason takes a long time for a surgeon to become a surgeon. We are. We are here today with John McCall Representative in the Wisconsin state assembly. Mark O'Connell, Wisconsin counties association. John let me ask you. I think you touched on something that is a frustration point for the citizens of our state, and maybe our country, if I'm a private business person or a private citizen, and I have an issue it's generally going to be in some sort of regulatory environment. So I might if I can find the right state agency. I might call them and talk to them, and then they might say to me. Well, we're just implementing the law. And so I might call my legislator might call Representative John McCall and say, apparently, there's a law problem, and you might say to me, well, that's actually the agency implementing rules to implement the law that we passed and so earlier it's like if I'm a citizen or. Business person. I really get frustrated very quickly because I can't seem to find the person or the entity that is going to take responsibility for whatever regulation. I'm having trouble with and that, and so I I might give up as a citizen or a business, and it breeds frustration with government, and that's really not what our government should be about. No, it shouldn't and and it's so complicated. And since this is a business solutions radio show. I'm assuming your clients your listeners, they're going to be a lot more in tune to this then rank and file I mean, most regular hard-working citizens in the state.
"ben sasse" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"The supreme court hearings were and they are the modern version of it is just of no use to anybody. Ben sasse. The Nebraska Senator did end up giving a little speech in the midst of his deal. That's getting so much attention. We thought y'all wanna hear he chose not to engage in the partisan bickering and grandstanding and instead unleashed on the country. And this resonated so beautifully with so many people for a couple of reasons, I think number one that it it was about governance, not politics. What? And we we in this country are obsessed with my team your team politics as opposed to the function of the government. How are we as free people governing ourselves are we still governing ourselves is this working? How's it supposed to be working instead of sniping in the intentional distraction of politics, in my mind, also from my point of view, and that of one of our intellectual heroes ten the lawyer. He did a great job of stating. What's wrong with the? Colossus of the federal government. This is long Gish Michael planet for my terminal here. And we'll pause and discuss as needed, but this is Ben Sasse and this gathering your children around the radio. This is Ben Sasse around. This body is not pass laws. What we mostly do is decide to give permission to the secretary or the administrator of bureaucracy ex wires the to make law like regulations, that's mostly what we do. Here. We go home. We pretend we make laws. Now, we don't we right giant pieces of legislation twelve hundred pages fifteen hundred pages long that people haven't read filled with all these terms that are under find. And we said the secretary of such and such shall promulgate rules that do the rest of our dang jobs. That's why there's so many fights about the executive branch and about the judiciary because this body rarely finishes its work and the house is even worse. I don't really believe that it just seemed like you needed to try to unite us in some way. So I that there are rational arguments that one could make for this new system, the congress can't manage all the nitty gritty details of everything about modern government. And this system tries to give power and control to experts in their fields where most of us in congress don't know much of anything or about technical matters for sure that you could also impune our wisdom if you want, but when you're talking about technicals complicated matters. It's true that the congress would have a hard time sorting out every final dot until about every detail. I'm not sure you can say tiddle on the air. I had not heard that expression. Yeah. So just to interject before we continue. This to me is fairly compelling argument that the government's gotten too big into powerful and to extensive in what it manages if the elected legislators executive branch, folks and judges can't manage it. What percentage of the government is it? Okay. That it's run by unelected bureaucrats or so-called experts. Different people have different answers. Ten percent. Okay. Fifty percent. How about eighty percent? How about the vast majority of it? Yeah. And I don't even know how you'd nailed down that percentage. I don't know either. Tim, Tim lawyer to have a better guests because he's always making this argument that they passed the law. No, more bad things, and it's a very broad, and then unelected bureaucrats come up with regulations that could be anything and have the force of law, and you don't believe it. Go violate in EPA regulation that was not specifically passed by congress violated then refused to pay the fine. Then went and men with guns. Come and put you in a cage for the next segment of your life. Tell me that those aren't laws, but there are never voted on. And you can't vote the people out who pass them were debated. How many people are involved in passing some of those regulations sometimes at person couple they have hearings and stuff, but who goes on right anyway back to the sassy one. But the real reason at the end of the day that this institution punts most of its power to executive branch agencies is because it's a convenient way for legislators to have to be able to avoid taking responsibility for controversial and often unpopular decisions. If people wanna get reelected over and over again, and that's your highest goal. If your biggest long-term thought around here is about your own incumbency that actually giving away your power powers a pretty good strategy. It's not a very good life. But it's a pretty good strategy for incumbency. And so at the end of the day, a lot of the power delegation that happens from this branch is because the congress has decided to self neuter. Well, guess what the important thing isn't whether or not the congress has lame jobs. The important thing is that when the congress neuters itself and gives power. An unaccountable fourth grandchild government. It means the people are cut out of the process. There's nobody in Nebraska, there's nobody in Minnesota or Delaware who elected the deputy assistant administrator of plant quarantine at the USDA. And yet if the deputy assistant administrator of plant quarantine does something to make Nebraska's lives really difficult, which happens to farmers and ranchers in Nebraska, who do they protest to where do they go. How do they navigate the complexity and the thicket of all the lobbyists in this town to do executive agency lobbying they can't. And so what happens is they don't have any ability to speak out and to fire people through an election. And so ultimately when the congress is neutered when the administrative state grows when there is this fourth branch of government, it makes it harder and harder for the concerns of citizens to be represented and articulated by people that the people know that they have power over. Now, if you don't know Ben Sasse act, he's what I would call a moderate Republican on most things, but what? He said is so one hundred percent true. If you're a lefty. I mean or anybody any citizen? This is not about conservatism. I it is about libertarianism, honestly. But it's certainly not about progressivism except in the classic progressive use the government can do what the government wants. If we all agree that it's a good idea. There are some of us who think that that's an inevitable disaster. But anyway, there's about a minute left role on all the power right now are almost all the power right now happens offstage, and that leaves a lot of people wondering who's looking out for me. And that brings us to the third point the supreme court becomes our substitute political battleground, it's only nine people, you can know him you can demonize them, you can try to make them messiahs. But ultimately because people can't navigate their way through the bureaucracy. They turn to the supreme court looking for politics, and knowing that our elected officials no longer care enough to do the hard work of reasoning through the places where we differ and deciding to shroud. Our power at times. It means that we look for nine justices to be super legislators. We look for nine justices to try to right? The wrongs from other places in the process when people talk about wanting to have empathy from their justices. This is what they're talking about. They're talking about trying to make the justices do something that the congress refuses to do as a constantly advocates its responsibility the hyperventilating. That we see in this process and the way that today's hearing started with ninety minutes of theatrics that are preplanned with with certain members of the other side here. It shows us a system that is wildly out of whack and that's the fourth and final point the solution. Here is not to try to find judges who will be policymakers. The solution is not to try to turn the supreme court into an election battle for TV. The solution is to restore store a proper constitutional order with a balance of powers. So one of the other things he said at another moment was that. There shouldn't be protests in front of the supreme court. There shouldn't be protests in front of the White House. There should be protests in front of congress. 'cause we're supposed to be figuring out. What happens in the government? That's our job was beautiful. That was beautiful Ben Sasse. Yeah. It was really good. The the laying out. What's going on was one thing that needs to be said over and over? But the why were this way about the supreme court? I'd never thought about. That's really interesting. Right. Yeah. Yeah. Because congress doesn't deal with this stuff. We put it all on those nine people. I mean, the schoolhouse rock version of this. And well, let's the literal version as well as right out of the constitution is the the judges take a look at the laws and decide whether the constitutional and interpret them, well, if the if the law is is vague as we've established the department of good things happening, and it's it gives enormous latitude to these unelected bureaucrats. Well, the judges are deciding the validity of the work of unelected bureaucrats mostly which is like a back end the legislator. So I don't know if that's going to move the needle or not in the way, we approach life in Washington DC, but whatever. To not say, it makes me less likely to drink fifty bottles of wine.
"ben sasse" Discussed on KTRH
"Mississippi Alabama border Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick response to Nike's decision to use anthem protests or capital in their latest advertising campaign calling the decision offensive and saying no more Nike at my house and actress Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and Anthony Anderson all off the hook on sexual assault charges, California. Prosecutors say the statute of limitations ran out on Spacey and Seagal and there was a lack of evidence. In the Anderson case more on these stories now at KTAR H dot com and coming up at the bottom of the hour. Really a naked lady dancing on a semi. No. The naked truth about your drive every ten minutes on the tense so yesterday during the capitol hearing six twenty four here on Houston's morning news yesterday during the cavenaugh hearing there were sixty three interruptions here the stats. Yeah. We're keeping stats. Sixty three interruptions, seventy arrests of protesters and delay of one hour and forty nine minutes when you add all the interruptions together. All for a hearing on whether or not. Brick Cavanaugh is the right choice to be our next supreme court Justice. So I think Senator Ben Sasse it had enough and basically took congress to task for what was happening yesterday. We should be talking about how Bill becomes law and what the job of article two is. And what the job of article three is. So let's try just a little bit. How did we get here? And how can we fix it? I wanna make just four brief points number one and our system. The legislative branch is supposed to be the center of our politics. Number two. It's not why not because for the last century and increasing by the decade right now, more and more legislative authority is delegated to the executive branch every year both parties do it. The legislature is impotent. The legislature is weak and most people here want their jobs more than they really wanna do legislative work. And so they punt most of the work to the next branch. Third consequence is that this. Transfer of power means the people yearn for a place where politics can actually be done. And when we don't do a lot of big actual political debating here, we transfer it to the supreme court, and that's why the supreme court is increasingly as substitute political. Battleground in America, it is not healthy. But it is what happens, and it's something that our founders wouldn't be able to make any sense of. Wait a school. Matter of fact, that'd be a great modern addition of schoolhouse rock, maybe they need to reduce schoolhouse rock for with with with this ask you only promises at that microphone is actually attached to the decifit. Can't do a mic drop. Yeah. I mean, that's the only thing missing..
"ben sasse" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"It's agonizing well a hardcore conservative can't win right because you keep saying that and you keep believing that and so you vote for the moderate every time and the moderate almost in every case turns into what is essentially a democrat when they get to washington because they you know the leadership there gets a hold of them and they all they have to do is push them a little bit further to the left and you've successfully coopted another republican whereas if you elect say ben sasse or ted cruz you've got a clear delineation there you've got something that you can really stand on and say there's a huge difference between this guy and the stink democrat hold on this stuff on ben sasse for a second there because i remember freedom works during the gop primary of that senate race in nebraska they were hind the other guy remember the navy pilot guy who landed that plane and china back in two thousand one okay so we thought he was the conservative that was running he was the great constitutionalist and nothing against him but we did our homework as did freedom works and we said you know what i think the ben sasse guys actually the more conservative here so what do we do we admitted in a what it might be backing the wrong horse here we got behind ben sasse and wow he turned out to be an incredible senator thus far in a great voice of reason and one of the few vocal defenders of the constitution in the us senate so you know what things kinda turn out okay things will work out if you stick by principles in stead of just chasing this power trip which is gonna cost them possibly a seat in mississippi.