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"DOP at 5 35 Congress still needs to act this week to avoid a government shutdown and lawmakers are scrambling to reach an agreement Mitchell Miller's on Capitol Hill Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says lawmakers can't afford to delay action With so many critical issues to be addressed before the end of the year the last thing the American family needs right now is a shutdown Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach a consensus on how long a short term spending measure should last Also complicating matters some conservative GOP senators want to eliminate funding that would help pay for a federal vaccination mandate which they oppose Despite the complications Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is optimistic lawmakers will beat a Friday midnight deadline I think we'll get there and certainly nobody should be concerned about a government shutdown On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WT OP news Couple of big political notes tonight we've just learned that Democrats Stacey Abrams will make another run for governor of Georgia It sets up another likely rematch against governor Brian Kemp four years after she narrowly lost to him Abrams went on to create a voting rights organization that helped Georgia elect President Biden and a couple of democratic senators the 47 year old Abrams was a state lawmaker and didn't have much profile outside Georgia when she stepped into the spotlight in 2018 if elected Abrams would be the state's first black governor and its first female governor Meantime Oregon congressman Peter defazio a longtime democratic lawmaker who's had a big impact on transportation issues is retiring Political reports to fazio decided not to run for reelection next year after serving 36 years in the house He's currently chair of the house transportation committee D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says she will look to replace him as chair or ranking member of the committee next year 19 House Democrats have now said they will not be running again next year 11 Republicans also won't return to the house Well as Dave dill diamond has been reporting in traffic kenilworth avenue is closed at 52nd avenue after a dump truck and tow truck collided causing a big fire fire now out prince George's county fire says both drivers got out on their own They're not injured an investigation is underway.
Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks
"A a Republican Republican congressman congressman who who like like into into Muslim Muslim colleague colleague to to a a suicide suicide bombing bombing terrorist terrorist is is not not issuing issuing a a public public apology apology there there was was a a conversation conversation between between Republican Republican Lauren Lauren Bower Bower bird bird of of Colorado Colorado who who made made anti anti Muslim Muslim remarks remarks against against Congress Congress woman woman ill ill hunt hunt Omar Omar it it constituents constituents gathering gathering caught caught on on tape tape the the call call ended ended abruptly abruptly after after beau beau Burke Burke rejected rejected March March request request for for a a public public apology apology Moberg Moberg previously previously apologized apologized to to anyone anyone in in the the Muslim Muslim community community she she offended offended but but nothing nothing to to her her democratic democratic colleague colleague observers observers say say these these personal personal attacks attacks have have been been going going largely largely unchecked unchecked by by house house Republican Republican leaders leaders and and it's it's not not clear clear how how Democrats Democrats will will respond respond Omar Omar herself herself was was called called out out for for an an anti anti semitic semitic comment comment in in twenty twenty nineteen nineteen and and pressured pressured by by house house leadership leadership to to apologize apologize which which she she did did I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Speaker Newt Gingrich Describes the Power of 'Cheerful Resistance'
"Speaker Newt Gingrich welcome to America first one on one. Well, thank you very much and with that kind of an overwhelming introduction. How could I do anything with be happy to be with you? Well, we don't even need we shouldn't need to introduce you. I have this short bio that's on the back of your new book beyond Biden. I'll just mention one thing author of 41 books that enough said right there. I heard you speak just a few days ago at the museum of the Bible here in Washington, D.C. an amazing institution, where some great people from Liberty University and elsewhere, Doug the groot and the former Republican congressman Dave brat had an idea for a new contract with America like the one you penned this time for the business interests that are so stymied by this new administration. And let's start with what you said during that invigorating speech. You talked about the need for a positive attitude. The cheery attitude taught us about how the concept of the happy warrior. So embodied by Ronald Reagan is all the more important now in a post COVID age and with the trillions of dollars we see being wasted on Capitol Hill. I think one of my favorite terms is cheerful persistence. I think anything big at thanks persistence, but if you're cheerful, you are dramatically more likely to have people helping you get there. And I think that the objective fact is that 330 million free people, each endowed by their creator with the right to pursue happiness creates such momentum of creativity and excitement and enthusiasm and energy that despite the best efforts of the totalitarians on the left and the big government socialists and the woke radicals that in the end of free people went
Rep. Jim Jordan: Republicans Have to Win the Next Midterm to Turn Country Around
"It's obviously this is a kamikaze party because they feel they're going to lose in 2022 I don't talk that way because I want our people to come out and fight like we're behind I don't take anything for granted what these people do That's the right answer Yeah And so they're like a kamikaze party They think okay we've got two years We control the government Let's get everything in We have It's like ObamaCare So we'll lose a cycle will lose two cycles but we're setting in place for enshrining forever our agenda Here's my concern This is supposed to be a republic So the Democrats it's 50 50 in the Senate And by the quirk of the constitution they have the vice presidents who can break a tie They want today effectively by three or four votes And so they can fundamentally alter our economic system our immigration system our governing system Fundamentally altered Here's my question to you That's not what a republic is supposed to be about in one election We can't win every election Congressman So every election where they're in a majority they're going to be able to turn this country inside out That's what they're up to When we win it back we're going to have to turn it right side up We're going to have to put things back in the property And yes we will We have to We have to And look I think it's growing I mean I think mom's a dad showing up at school board meetings What happened in Virginia What happened in the rittenhouse case where again if that wasn't self defense I don't know what is Where the due process the system our court system it worked and freedom mattered and that stand up for the second all those things So I think it's going to come back in the right direction and Republicans Now again I'm like you I don't take anything for granted and we got to work hard to make sure we win next year but when we do I think we're going to stop everything that we can and then we're going to reelect Donald Trump as president in 24 and get a chance to put the country back on
Rep. Jim Jordan: Democrats Wrongly Abuse the Reconciliation Process
"Congressman Jordan the original purpose of the reconciliation process was that both chambers and both parties would have to get together and work out their differences on spending Yeah It wasn't and it was set up originally by bob by Robert Berg for that specific purpose And one of his former aides said if he knew that it was going to be used for this he would never have supported it So they've completely perverted this process Have they not They have but what else have they perverted I mean what else have they done wrong What other rights in precedent happened they attacked and broken So this is this is just the nature of today's left and what they're up What they're up to But yeah yeah And Joe Biden had the gall to say Joe Biden had the gall to say that this bill $2 trillion was going to help inflation for good to say So yeah I mean this is today's left This is today's Democrat party that just keeps doing more and more harm to America
CRFB, Rep. Jim Banks Break Down the Consequences of Democrats $5T Bill
"The committee for a responsible federal budget found that the legislation cost as much as 4.91 trillion over ten years That's 5 trillion Congressman Jim banks who is very solid chairman of the Republican study committee's catalog many of the most radical policy So in addition to massive spending which will leave the further mass of inflation It's not the oil companies creating inflation ladies in general They couldn't do it if they wanted to It's the American Marxist Innovation killing socialist price controls the bill would institute government price setting of prescription drugs which are shown to be likely to lead the significantly decreased private investment in new cures page one 9 7 7 Funds Biden's banking surveillance apparatus The bill would spend half a $1 billion to hire new Department of Justice tax division agents to bring civil and criminal cases against Americans like you page 8 78 Remember was funding prohibition regarding Uyghur Muslims in China Democrats have removed a provision in the previous draft of the reconciliation bill Page one zero 8 two which prohibited any funding provided by the title on science based technology to award a contract subcontract grant alone to an entity involved with using the forced labor of the Uyghur Muslims and Xi Jiang province in China This would remove the protections Preventing taxpayer dollars from going to entities using Uyghur Muslim slaves in China
Congressman Jim Jordon Explains the GOP's 3-Step Plan to Rein in Big Tech
"Congressman Jordan, I was invited after the election to meet with one of the top members of not the political conservative class, but the RNC itself. And I said, fine, I'll meet with you. We had lunch very close to my studio here and I he asked me my advice as to what should happen now. Now that allegedly Biden won. And I said, if you guys want to be taken seriously by America, by at least 74 million Americans, if the Republicans want to be seen as serious, there's only two issues you must prioritize right now. One of them is election integrity. We've got to get serious on making it impossible or hard to steal elections even in cities like Philadelphia and Chicago. The second thing I said is big tech. You've got to be as serious as a heart attack on stopping the censorship of any American. Will you talk to us about what you're seeing from your colleagues? Does the GLP get it? Do we have a plan when it comes to big tech congressman? Yeah. Yeah. The first thing is, take away their liability protection. At a minimum, we've got to get rid of the section two 30. Take away this immunity, this liability protection that they've enjoyed. They're making editorial decisions. They're sensitive and conservative. I always always tell the story that this was a couple of summers back. I guess we'll come back in 2018. But Matt Gates gives me a call, and he says, Jim, Twitter is shadow banning us. And I'm like, I didn't know which out of any man. I said, well, that sounds terrible. Now, what is he explained to me? Turned out it was. They were in fact a shadow banning Gates represented Meadows representative Nunes and myself. So you got 435 members of Congress, got a hundred senators 535, only four. Only four were being shadow banned by Twitter. And it happened to be right in the middle of the whole Trump Russia investigation when we were pushing back on all the BS coming from the Justice Department. So this becomes a news and Twitter sends out a statement that says well, it was just a glitch in our algorithm. And I'm like, glitching your algorithm, what did you put in the algorithm the names Gates Meadows known as Jordan? Give me a break. So you're exactly right. So that's step one. Step two is we actually need to get that. There are some antitrust cases happening. We need to get those to the Supreme Court on an expedited fashion, so that we can get an answer. It sure seems like justice Thomas wants to look at this. Are these companies so big and so powerful that we need to break them up? Do we need to reform our antitrust? How do we have to do it? So we think that is that's the second avenue that we have to do. And then third, we need to look at, I think, regular Americans having a private right of action against these companies, the ability to sue when they censor you when they take down your content, when they throttle back your ability to reach people via social media. So I think those are the three things that we're trying to look at, but certainly to start its dissection two 30, that needs to happen
Rep. Jim Jordon on Moving Forward After the Events of January 6th
"Welcome back. This is one O one with me Sebastian walker and congressman Jim Jordan. We have to mention it that congressman because it is being used as a political weapon as we speak. We are seeing the creation of this committee to hound a Trump supporters to subpoena his cabinet members, his chief of staff. Will he give us your take on the significance of January 6th and what it means moving forward for the next election in the election after? Well, a little bit. I mean, we all know that what happened on January 6th at the capitol was wrong. And people who did wrong and actually committed crimes should be held accountable and they are. There's been 600 people indicted and they're being prosecuted. So but what I think would have been nice from the other side, from the Democrats, Republicans have been consistent. We have condemned the violence every single time it happened. We condemn it on January 6th and we condemned it in the summer of 2020 when rioters and looters were destroying small businesses were attacking law enforcement harming law enforcement in some cases, they killed law enforcement officer killed police officers, where would the Democrats then? They were setting up a fundraising money to bail these same people out of jail. So it had been nice if they were consistent as far as the committee galves. This select committee, it is a complete political operation. This is not about getting to the truth. This is not about figuring out why the capital didn't have the proper security posture that day that important day as Ruth Bader Ginsburg said is the ultimate date of significance in a presidential election process. So why it wasn't properly protected only Nancy Pelosi get answer that. But this thing is political and if they persist if they actually force and go after the chief of staff to the president of the United States, if they go after Mark Meadows, and they cross this line that hasn't been crossed before and pursue this and hold Mark Meadows in some kind of crazy criminal contempt. If they do that, it's unprecedented. I think it's dangerous for our country, but if they cross that line, there's a lot of people we're going to want to talk to if and when we get back in the
Rep. Jim Jordon Describes the Significance of Trump's 2016 Victory
"Let's talk about why you are so famous today. It's your fight for the truth, especially against Russia collusion the way that weapon was used against president Trump falsely. Let's start at the beginning what happened 5 years ago in this nation. What does the event? The election of a man who never run for political position before who'd had no relations to the swamp, what is the significant of Donald Trump's victory in 2016 congressman? Well, he ran as the outsider who was going to make America great again, and he did that. He accomplished so much. Most successful president certainly in my lifetime, maybe in the history of this great country, and he did it. So many things he said he was going to do that he actually got done, which was just amazing because he got him done in spite of every Democrat in his town against him. Everyone in the mainstream press against him. Everyone in the bureaucracy against him, and a bunch of Republicans against him and in spite of that accomplished so much. So it was that's why this town thought him so much. He came in here and really took on the swab, upset the apple cart, pick whatever metaphor you want. But he did it, and that was such a threat to the establishment to the people who think they're smarter than us regular folks who think they run this town in came a guy from the outside who said, no, I'm going to defend America first. We know we're the greatest nation in history. We're going to fight for the values and principles that make us great. And we're going to get control of our border. We're going to cut taxes. We're going to grow our country. He did it. So it was huge. And the American people were yearning for that kind of leader. And now that we have Joe Biden, they realize, oh my goodness, how good we had it and how bad this guy is and what we've seen in just ten
Rep. Jim Jordan: Conservatives are Winning
"Democrats object to more states in 2017 than Republicans did last week, but somehow we're wrong. Democrats can raise bail for riders and looters this summer, but somehow when Republicans condemn all the violence, the violence this summer, the violence last week, somehow we're wrong. It's very easy to lose faith my Friends to give up and say that's it. The crazies, the radicals are taking over. But then you hear speeches like that and you are reinvigorated and you realize there are some good men and women left in the swamp who are fighting and fighting to save our republic. That, of course, was congressman Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the judiciary committee representing the beautiful fourth district of Ohio and we are deeply honored to have him with us for one of our one on one discussions here on America first. Congressman Jordan welcome. Good to be with you, Sebastian, and thank you for having me, and thank you more importantly for all you do to protect freedom in our constitutional system and this great country. So it's good to be with you. Well, thank you for those kind words. We have so much discuss. You've got a new book coming out next week. We'll talk about that as well. But I'm going to do things a little bit differently on this one on one. I usually wait until deeper into the conversation to ask this question. But because of your role as an inspiration to those who, you know, fighting at school board levels of fighting across the country. Let me ask you this question right now. Are we finally beginning to win are the results in the Commonwealth of Virginia, maybe a taste of what is to come congressman? I think you're exactly right. I think it's going to build. I said this when Merrick Garland, Merrick Garland came in front of the judiciary committee a few weeks ago, I said, what you did when you guys spied on parents set up this snitch line on parents. I think that's the catalyst for a great reawakening for freedom in this country for the judeo Christian ethics and values and principles in this country that make us the greatest, the greatest nation ever. So I do feel confident and then we saw those results in Virginia sparked by moms and dads, having the courage. And one thing we all know courage is contagious. One mom stands up and defends her son or daughter and says, I don't want this racist hate America curriculum taught to my kids. One mom does it, then it's two moms and it's dads and it's and pretty soon you have a Republican governor in Virginia. And that is going to spread across this country. So yeah, we're Americans. We got to be optimistic and I am very optimistic. Yeah,
House Republicans Unify Against Biden's $2 Trillion Social-Spending Bill
"Hey, the Republicans, a unified in the house, thank goodness, no Republican defections this time around. On this massive spending monstrosity that the Democrats are trying to advance, they weren't unified on the Democrats side, at least one Democrat defected. Congressman from Maine, so credit to him, at least the Democrats I mean at least the Republicans finally held
Sean Duffy Explains How the Jury Analyzed Video Evidence in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
"Folks there's no one no one better than Sean to kind of use the prosecutor in Wisconsin As Shaun is a lawyer himself shaam as a congressman in Wisconsin nobody knows the environment Shawn my first question this was clearly correcting an injustice You are a very good lawyer The elements of the crime were never met I argued to Jenna Ellis before who agreed with me that there wasn't even reasonable suspicion of a crime here in that hierarchy of evidentiary standards Forget about probable cause or beyond the reasonable doubt This is a correcting and injustice this young man should have never been in court in the first place No he shouldn't have been charged but to be fair did he shoot and kill three individuals or shoot to kill to injure another Yes they had him on that And Colin admitted that But then he came around to the second portion which was was this self defense And this was the key of the whole trial Dan that we had so much video of what happened that you get these variant stories in a shady set of prosecutors who are pushing one narrative but the jury was able to go back to the video and say well let's look at what happened was Kyle rittenhouse and aggressor Was he was he a guy that was going through and chasing protesters with the old placards up and razzing protesters No he was there to help people And when he was confronted can I rittenhouse ran away In the video showed all that Dan And that's why I think this journey came back With the not guilty verdict and thank God for the video or I think there could have been a different result here and in justice would have
Whistleblower Says AG Merrick Garland Lied About FBI Investigating Parents
"I talked earlier today with U.S. congressman Jim Jordan And we were doing a sit down for my podcast and he was the one that was alerted From this whistleblower in the deep state And the whistleblower is now claiming that the attorney general flat out lie directly to Congress Lied to them about how their treating parents are showing up and speaking Their minds Not always in a kumbaya manner to these dictators and tyrants These psychopaths on these school boards that believe it's their job to indoctrinate your child not pizza and running around in arithmetic but actually indoctrinate your children
House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke
"The house voted to censure Arizona Republican congressman Paul Gosar for posting an animated video that depicted him killing New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez with a sword Democrats say it was a clear threat to a consequence as is life Gosar was unrepentant voluntarily took the cartoon down not because it was itself a threat but because some thought it was minority leader Kevin McCarthy says he doesn't condone violence but the censure is an abuse of power Democrats won't listen because they will do anything to distract from the failures of one party rule in one year destroying the nation across you Cortez says example matters it's time to draw the line when we incite violence with depictions against our colleagues that trickles down into violence in this country this is the fourth century in the house in nearly forty years Gosar will be removed from two committees at Donahue Washington
Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin: Stop Treating Republicans Like Normal Politicians
"You hear it. This is a Washington Post columnist. And she used to call herself a conservative. I don't think she even bothers anymore. She's not. She's a conservative Republican Trump hating angry, angry little woman. I mean, man, is she nasty? And I remember seeing her on Tucker Carlson one night and it was so embarrassing the way Tucker just sliced and diced her. And this is what these folks need to keep doing because it confirms what we suspect that they really don't get it. They don't New Jersey, Virginia meant nothing to them. They think it was a blip on the radar. They think that Biden's 38% approval rating in The Washington Post ABC News poll? This week, pay no attention to that. They doubled down as evidenced by one gen Reuben. The mainstream media is part of this. They cover these issues. And then they go right back to having Republicans on talk shows asking them about other issues. Allowing them to air their phony grievances. Rather than grilling them incessant about why they tolerate this behavior. This is fascistic behavior. This is what fascist regimes do. They use extra outside the balance of reasonable democratic small D methods of getting their way. They intimidate they threat. They use the threat of violence. And this is absolutely intolerable. And it's been going on for years now in the Republican Party. And I think number one, the House should do something about it. And by the way, I think they might get a couple of Republican votes at least, both congresswoman Liz Cheney and congressman Adam kinzinger have said they might be inclined to go along with it, which I think would be very healthy. But I think you also have to have some new ground rules for the media. I think they have to stop treating Republicans like normal politicians. They're not normal politicians. This is not normal conduct. This is a party that spends its entire time cooking up these ridiculous cultural memes, fanning violence. And coming up with outright lies. We ought to just get out of their way. We ought to just get out of their way and let them keep spewing that kind of garbage and that ridiculousness let them keep doing it. Because we're going to win in such a massive
New York man arrested after death threat to GOP congressman
"A New York man has been arrested for making a death threat against his congressman Republican who voted for the one trillion dollar infrastructure package sixty four year old Kenneth Gasper was arrested Wednesday for a telephone death threats against congressman Andrew Garbarino Nassau County police commissioner Patrick Ryder besides using his displeasure with the congressman's voted on the recent infrastructure bill Hughes some profanity and then he made a threat and it went like this if I see that mother effort in the street I'm going to kill him that tape courtesy WABC TV Garbarino was one of thirteen Republicans who voted for the bill writer says the suspect had no prior record but we have zero tolerance for this type of behavior for any of our residents in a world that we're living today the climate that was out there these threats we take very serious I'm Ben Thomas
McDonald's CEO faces growing criticism after gun victim text
"This C. E. O. of McDonald's fast food is facing increased criticism over text messages he sent to Chicago's mayor about two children's deaths from gun violence an activist released text messages from McDonald's Chris Kim jin ski to Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot referencing two shootings that killed a young black girl and a Latino boy shot by police this C. E. O. wrote with both the parents feel those kids which I know is something you can't say even harder to fix Chicago organizations have been protesting for days the mother of jasmine Adams the girl killed at a McDonald's drive thru demanded an apology while Illinois congressman Bobby rush wants Kim jin ski to be removed the Chicago Tribune reports can chance he apologized to his employees saying that he reacted viscerally through the lens of being a father without showing the empathy and compassion he feels for the families hi Jackie Quinn
No Violence Occurred on Jan. 6 yet Still Deemed an 'Insurrection'
"Political causes aside individuals have committed acts of violence on capital grounds through the decades Including 1890 fatal shooting sparked by a few between a reporter and a former congressman 1998 federal shooting of two capitol police officers in 1998 By a man who claimed the U.S. was plagued by cannibalism and fictional disease There were no shootings the capitol on January 6th except by a capital police officer who blindly shot An American veteran Reeling in cold blood she wasn't armed she wasn't doing anything violent At all She was among a group of people wandering around the capitol building Some of whom we now know thanks to the forced release of some of the video were waved in by the capitol police Nobody shot any congressman as occurred in 1954 shot any senators in fact nobody has been charged with even shooting a firearm in any way at the ceiling at the floor or to make noise Nobody's been charged with using a sword Or a knife and yet that's an insurrection
Rep. Jim Jordan Authors New Book 'Do What You Said You Would Do'
"And one of the guys in the center of the D.C. maelstrom trying to fight for freedom and liberty is my good friend congressman Jim Jordan welcome back to the show sir Good to be with you Dan Thanks Thanks for all you're doing The country appreciates your leadership in so many ways Thank you Well thank you sir We've been friends for a long time You have a new book coming out I want to make sure everybody gets the title 'cause this is one of the good guys here And I'd appreciate it if you go pick it up It's called do what you said you would do Do what you now that's an interesting title for a book Congressman because a lot of people up on the hill unlike yourself don't do what they say they're gonna do They say they'll fight for freedom and stuff and we got this vaccine mandate And I don't want to stigmatize everyone A lot of good Republicans are fighting against these things But you know sadly this should be a unified effort against these things No it should be And look you've been speaking out others I mean I have we got business people with kind of a guy who called me last week He's got 600 employees trucking company And I ask him I said Ross how many how many of you are truck drivers How many of them are vaccinated He said half over half and it's like what is that So there's the liberty the fundamental liberty question but there's also the practical implications and consequences of this to our economy and Joe Biden doesn't seem to care all the left in all their craziness They just want to keep plowing ahead with all their authoritarian totalitarian policies We better speak out but here's what I think Courage is contagious I mean there's you There's Aaron Rodgers There's Kyrie Irving There's people in the sports world There's the Chicago police union There's parents who've been showing up at school board meetings It's growing and that is a good sign to see a good thing happening But a lot of this happening frankly because your leadership And again that's why we appreciate you so
"congressman" Discussed on Radio Boston
"This is radio boston. I'm john daring and we will begin today with our massachusetts congressional delegation on top of the mind this week accountability on the administration's rushed exit from afghanistan and the implications of that plus the ongoing push and pull on infrastructure as to massive bills hanging in the balance under just one of those bills. The smaller one trillion dollar. Bipartisan effort massachusetts stands to gain some eight billion dollars in spending for roads. Bridges transit for more on the wrangling in washington. We turn to congressman bill keating he represents the massachusetts ninth congressional district south shore south coast cape in the islands. He also serves on the house committee on foreign affairs and the house armed services committee. We spoke with him a little earlier this afternoon. And we began with the testimony of secretary of state. Antony blinken before congress on afghanistan and weather congressman keating was satisfied with lincoln's explanations for the messy deadly withdrawal..
"congressman" Discussed on Radio Boston
"This is radio boston. i'm john. Deering massachusetts congressman. Jake close is a veteran. He is a former marine. Who served in afghanistan and that makes him a rarity according to the. Us census bureau only about seven percent of americans are veterans. So what drove him to join the self-proclaimed few and the proud and with the twentieth anniversary of nine eleven upon us. We wondered if that day pushed him to serve in the war that it triggered and how does the legacy of september eleventh affect how we legislates today. Well let's ask him congressman jake. Class represents massachusetts fourth district and joins. Us now congressman. Muko back extra having me back on. So i'm going to start by asking you your most vivid memory of september eleventh congressman. I know you said you were in middle school. I was in eighth grade. I was the editor in chief of the daytime. Our middle school monthly newspaper and the faculty adviser for the newspaper pulled me out of class When the first tower was struck. And i remember walking down the hallway with him and him describing the situation and for the rest of that day. We were as best as a as an eighth grade newspaper. Can we were covering nine eleven And i remember watching the towers fall and realizing even as a young teenager that all the day's that came afterwards we're going to be different than the days that came before and that this was a generational defining moment An and just an agonizing one to watch it it. I think for as with all of our listeners. Were old enough to remember. I can still picture the images of people falling from the buildings. I can still remember the coverage in that sickening sense and your stomach of just imagining what that day was like for those who were there may. Maybe it's the mom in me. Maybe it's that. I had an eighth grader. Recently i knew you were in your school newspaper. I knew you covered it but hearing the fact that an adult in your life came down and in this moment of what was clearly emerging trauma pulled you out and an eighth grade gave you the responsibility of covering. It is kind of stunning hat. How do you think about that. Now i think about his terrific pedagogy actually i. We took our journalism seriously at bay middle school in newton and it is a a way of getting kids involved in the current events that are shaping their lives giving them a sense of agency in offense that might feel so big and so much larger than than than that they can be disorienting You know obviously we're not going to be sending eighth graders to be foreign correspondents in warzone. But it's it say a healthy. I think dynamic of introducing kids to the events of their lives in a way that makes them more digestible. Did you.
"congressman" Discussed on Radio Boston
"Nobody wants to see the taliban in power the afghans nor the americans want to see them in power. But i'm not thinking of the taliban right now. i'm. I'm thinking of the villagers with whom i work when we were patrolling the villages. I'm thinking of the interpreters who were attached to michael tune of the kids that we used to give rations to our in our water to i. I'm struck as all. Americans are by thinking about what future they're going to have and it's a future that we cannot architect for them from half a world away. It's a future that they're going to need to rest control over themselves and and we'll partner with them as best we can and are you. Are you hearing from any of those folks you know. Now are you hearing from your comrades your brothers and sisters in arms and and your other friends that you met there in afghanistan. My my district office has been helping to process visas and provide other constituent services as best. We can for references that are coming our way. And finally congressman. Thank you for your time today. I'm wondering what lesson you think we can all learn from this twenty year war this engagement. The lives lost and now this regime change in afghanistan. Well i'd like to think we've learned our lesson as a country to not wage wars of choice. But i try to be a student of history and so something tells me that there's gonna be a bush like president at some point in my lifetime. Who is once again going to bombast and bluster his way towards a failed conflict. And whether or not. I'm a member of congress. I'll be standing up in objection to it. Let's congressman jake aachen. Classy represents the massachusetts fourth congressional district served in the marine corps in afghanistan in. Twenty twelve congressman. Auchan it's always great to talk to you. Thanks for coming on thank you..
"congressman" Discussed on Radio Boston
"A taliban takeover of afghanistan was one of the scenarios mapped out for the president as he made his decision it was not an inevitability but it was a possibility what is clear is that afghan security forces were even more demoralized and even less well resource by central leadership than even us intelligence agencies had forecast we put eighty plus billion dollars behind afghan army and airforce resourcing and training eighty billion dollars and yet afghan central command couldn't get bulletin rations to the front lines when the taliban were advancing. That was not a money problem. That was a corruption problem. If you're a front line soldier and you knew that your commanders were lining their own pockets instead of getting you what you needed to fight the taliban would you stay there and fight absolutely not in combat its leadership that holds the line and afghan leaders really fell down. But but congressman shouldn't the intelligence officials the military officials known that before this week again a taliban takeover was one of the scenarios mapped out for the president. I think more important than the horse. Power of the taliban advancing more important than the lack of american firepower is the lack of afghan willpower congressman Let's talk about a loss because in thinking about afghan willpower also thinking of of the the many afghans who lost their lives and also the american service men and women who've lost their lives and so I'm just wondering if maybe get a little intimate for a second here. But what do you say to a person who lost a loved one or suffered a terrible injury or or someone who's had to flee from afghanistan. A twenty year effort in a nation as complicated as afghanistan cannot be broken down into just a simple winner loss to say that no progress was made. Is i think an anew un nuanced perspective on the last twenty years a generation of girls went to school generation of women voted and participated in political life for the first time. How much of that progress is sustained. Especially in the couple. Capital region is going to be one of the hallmark questions of the coming months in years but progress was made and again the counter-terrorism element of the afghan mission has been successful. There have been no attacks in the. Us homeland emanating from afghanistan. We brought the architects of nine. Eleven to justice.
"congressman" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"One of the scariest things about january six. Is that the people that were there even to this day that they were right. They think that they were right. And that that makes for a scary recipe for for the future of this country and that was officer. Harry done testifying yesterday yesterday before the house. Select committee investigating the january. Six insurrection at the capitol will play a few clips from that testimony. That you may not have heard yet because they're not the ones most being repeated in news coverage but here's a clip not from yesterday's hearing but from january six itself that's prompting yet another kind of legal response. The justice department issued an opinion yesterday that republican congressman mo brooks of alabama be sued for inciting the riot because of a speech he gave at the rally leading up to the attack that seemed to call for the violence that followed. Here's one minute from that speech again. This is alabama congressman mo brooks addressing. The crowd on january. sixth such. Today is important in another way. Today is the day american patriots. Start taking down names and.
"congressman" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"And so we're in a difficult place right now in terms of democracy and my hope. Is that the rational logical wing republican party guests more powerful and eventually overcomes folks like marge retailer. Green matt gaetz but right now There clearly Losing to the radicals and crazies in the gop. And we're really watching the radicalization of ogm party in real time Yeah that's what i was gonna say. Look it really looks like it's going the other way. The as you said the crazies are taking over. And i. I grew up in dc. I grew up in a political family in. Dc and there was a lot. This is a while ago this before. A lot of the representatives families started staying in their districts and we all went to school together and stuff. So how much cross pollinating like. What's what's your day. Look like in in dc. When you're on the hill do you. Everyone just in their isolated bubbles right now. How do you communicate what what's your day-to-day look like so. It is true that the senators and members of congress. Now don't stay in dc over the weekends or for long periods of time like they used to decades ago at the same time would really matter. If i was at social events where marjorie taylor green. She was crazy right. So i think at the margins it does affect relationships within congress but the core problem now is not because we don't see each other at a baseball game it's a really because you've got radical crazy people like matt gaetz and larger truly green and and other folks and that is in part due to the republican base If you look at recent polls they're not only disbelieving the evidence of their eyes and ears for example about the insurrection. They're holding literally two conflicting ideas in their own head so one poll shows at when a fifty percent. Republicans believe that insurrection was caused by violent left-wing protesters known as antifa who were trying to make trump look bad and on another poll shows when the half republicans believe that it was a peaceful demonstration. So you can't be both but yet they're able to hold his ideas and it really is going to level of crazy that i haven't seen before in politics in my lifetime so so when you when you see marjorie taylor green in the hallway. D do you talk to her do you. How does how does that. How does that even work..
"congressman" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"With us. This morning is congressman. Patrick and he was special assistant to the US attorney. He was an FBI ancient. His brother was a member of Congress his brother believed in term limits he decided to give up his seat and Brian Fitzpatrick took it over. And now he's a member of no labels is an equal rights group among all Congress and senators. In Washington Good Morning Congressman Fitzpatrick. How disappointing doing great job good. Hear from you. Give us an update what the heck is going on in. Washington congratulations on being a member this. No labels. Fraternity I call it in. Washington. Working together Democrats. Republicans. Working together for a better. Idea John. So I'm the vice chair that caucus a problem solvers caucus and I believe in them very very shortly. Very wholeheartedly we're currently at fifty members twenty. Five Democrats Twenty Five Republicans we all get along. Personally we build personal relationships with each other We believe that you know we don't allow the perfect to the enemy of the good when it comes to legislation. We, built consensus we come to the center. We listened more than we lecture and we'd rather get eighty percent of something that one hundred percent of nothing. That's that's our our our motto and. That's what the American people want. That's what the people, my district, one That's not what the protesters want. You know the protesters want ideological purity either on the far left to the far right but that's not what our country wants and that's what our country needs. So that's what our caucus stands for and You know we're in a very, very partisan time right now in our job as caucus members is to show bipartisan support for breaking the gridlock and actually getting things done and and first and foremost, and the most imminent need right now is on the next round of covert released. His action in Jason worked very hard. Is. It working out? Are you able to get things accomplished absolutely I? Mean we have a.
"congressman" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"To congressman for the small plane in Alaska the flying into violent weather icy conditions turbulence and disappear despite a massive search no they're not mine they're they're never found the case goes cold that is until a young reporter named John wall Zach starts standing right portage pass Alaska what he finds is one of the strangest stories you've never heard did he indicate what was in the suitcase he said it was a bomb so join John as he tries to figure out what happened to congressman Hale Boggs and baggage it was a big thing for them to be missing listen to missing in Alaska on the I heart radio app or wherever you find your favorite shows good morning this market minute is brought to you by the Greenberg financial group a report that president trump is working on a one trillion dollar infrastructure package and the biggest one month jump in retail sales in history said the S. and P. five hundred two percent higher yesterday and the market is higher at the open and they have to try it for a four day winning streak I missed the continual efforts on the part of the fed to prop up the economy at the open the Dow is up sixty points S. and P. five hundred up nine nasdaq up forty four while fifty cents lower at thirty seven ninety gold down a block the seventeen twenty eight in corporate news shares of oracle lower at the open after the software giant reported Q. one revenue below expectations as business customers delay purchases amid the pandemic cruise line stocks opened lower after Norwegian extended their suspension of most operations through the end of September southwest says June operating revenue said improving but seventy percent below last year reporting from the Greenberg financial group or your money matters this is Dave Sherwood on Canada Day.
"congressman" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"This is table tomcats some TV's here Sunday morning. What a mess! We have our city. What a mess! We have in our country. What is today's wonder? SMARTEST CONGRESSMAN I know won't team terms in Congress what percents Long Island. We have Congressman Peter King Good Morning Congressman King. How are you this morning? Good morning, drive actually I. Think all of us. New York very saddened by what's been happening you know we have to have. Hope and go forward really the events over the last weekend, so really really been tragic. Vote to what's happening now and also I think to the future of the city. You know everyone. Everyone was shocked by what happened to Mr Floyd out in Minneapolis. That was just A. Graceful everyone condemns it. I don't know if anyone who's anyway defended what the police did not situation and yet to see these really riots in New York. I mean the NYPD as an only The epithets vulgarities aimed at the cops. People Brooks out the Molotov cocktails. Rocks I mean just insulting and One compensate where the fire extinguisher others hit it with trash cans. This is. Disgraceful and no one is more to say black lives and white lives, and all lives than the NYPD I mean they reduced. Murders for almost two thousand a year who barely two hundred a year songs and ninety percent decrease in murders, most of the murder victims in the past, the majority of them, an African Americans and their communities, so the police have saved responsible for saving thousands of African American lives over the last twenty is protecting all of us. They're not perfect. No one's perfect, but to have politicians criticizing the cops when they defend themselves like when the police were trapped in a vehicle by a mob. Mob and they had pushed their caught through to make it through and to be criticized for doing that. When just the night before a Molotov cocktails been thrown into a vehicle when they they show evidence videos of a police officer, taking his gun out, implying he just wants to threaten innocent people, and they leave out. The rest of the video shows that the he pulled the weapon only when one of the people through brick, which hit his commanding officer on the head. This is just. It's. It's so out of touch. What does the NYPD which is so much to save human lives? Why are they being battered and bruised and wounded insulted for something that happens to Minneapolis? It's wrong and always done there. In fact. I discussed this governor Cuomo the other night. Everyone says only a handful of violent protesters while if she would have to Manhattan or the Business Oshman's and some people that were damaged by this handful of processes. I don't know when the hand from protesters. Theropod city before and got away with it, so it's more than a handful and It's time for all..
"congressman" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Have now we have congressman when struck we will talk to him after the break Mike Allen in for bill Cunningham live on Sunday night traffic and weather news radio seven hundred W. L. jelly Cincinnati good evening this is the eleven thirty reporter rob carpenter the forecast from the nine first warning weather center overnight a few passing clouds otherwise fair skies winds decrease a low of thirty Monday were dry and mostly sunny with above normal temperatures hi forty four from your severe weather station I'm nine first warning meteorologist sherry Hughes newsradio seven hundred W. L. W. currently forty three of the tri state national transportation safety board investigators on the scene of that deadly chain reaction pileup early this morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike multiple vehicles including tractor trailers on the bus collided a fifty two passenger motor coach owned and operated by Zee and D. tore incorporated out of Rockaway New Jersey crashed at about mile marker eighty six on the Pennsylvania Turnpike NTSB member Jennifer hummadi the crash killing at least five people sending at least sixty more to the hospital ranging in age from sixty seven years old he was young as seven news radio seven hundred W. L. W. sports in college basketball action this afternoon it was not you Marshall twenty points Paul Scruggs added fourteen Xavier musketeers when it sent all sent over St John seventy five sixty seven N. K. U. wins at Oakland seventy five sixty four five a double figures for the victorious Norse led by Bryson lying there with twenty one points number twenty date knocks off say Joe's AT the sixty seven the flyers are thirteen into right state got by Detroit seventy to sixty nine Jaylen all three from the corner and sixteen seconds ago when's it for the raiders the NFL wild card playoffs Minnesota knocks off New Orleans in overtime twenty six to twenty Kirk cousins with a TD pass that former elder great power route off to win it in O. T. Seattle goes on the road to win at Philadelphia seventy denied build Addison seven hundred WLW sport at Miami valley give me up in your pocket is lucky and with over nineteen hundred gaming machines using well it's **** farmer who you talking to you talking to so this tiny people inside the microphones Austin plucky visit Miami valley gaming just off I. seventy five at exit twenty nine he twenty one coming from the hotel to get the help line at one eight hundred five eight nine nine six there's nothing like meeting face to face and there's nothing like zoom to make that happen soon let you connected do business across town or around the world zoom ties together all of your communication needs into one easy platform for video conferencing phone calls group chat webinars in your conference rooms connect easily from anywhere your mobile phone your laptop for conference room zoom is how business gets done get your free account exude dot com today meet happy with zoom Hey this is Jay Farner CEO of quicken loans quicken loans is celebrating our best quarter ever and now we're.
"congressman" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Know I would not this is sixty seconds to find out okay so so here it is so the chair recognizes congressman cat so that's how I got to say the chair recognizes congressman what you're gonna time it right yeah five sixty second yes okay see I give me like like the five second yeah thanks all right so so every time she has a minute to say whatever so I want someone to get more but I've got a man I've got sixty seconds all right because home shibboleth okay coming up the chair recognizes congressman cats my fellow Americans I rise today to remind you that this is nonsense we should never ascribe to nonsense we should never aspire to nonsense and certainly when we see nonsense we should speak out loudly about it this is not about you this is about one political party desirous of power it should be about you everything we do here should be about you we are supposed to be beholden to you we are the people's house notice the people comes before the house you were the ones that matter most and no one here is paying attention to you it's not that we're not trying to it's not that we don't want to it's that there's a political party here that some of you may have voted for in America isn't paying attention to you at all it does not seem to care about you that does not want to listen to you that is not interested in what it is you have to say only their desires for power have come forth only their desires for power or trying to be realized at this moment it is not for us to decide what happens we should vote no on this impeachment you should vote no on these part people and this party in this in November there is that's what I meant that's my minute not bad right your with no proper down pretty impressive good lord I mean it's just so easy it's just so easy to do to be honest and clear and direct and focus doesn't take anything instead we've got Democrats right now it's causing Jim Baird of Indiana man's missing his right arm let's take it to the Congress in fact work to support the efforts of president trump to continue growing our economy creating jobs Irving allies of all Americans I yield back the balance of my time losses arm and bat and in war by the way I mean it then it is service to this country that I so I make sure we understand what happened there with with congressman Baird I'm it is so true though that this is a partisan process and I yeah if anything today you know usually I've gotten a billion things to go over insure there's other things going on there were discussing outside of this but I almost feel as as if if we'd hate to doing the service in the there's a catharsis that isn't necessary there's a catharsis that is necessary in in all of this that they don't control what we do they don't control how we feel they don't control how we act they don't control us the gas lighting as we've seen from Chuck Schumer in trying to set the rules of the Senate we want these witnesses and if you don't bring them forth clearly you're covering something up we demand these witnesses if you want to be seen as good and decent people you allow these witnesses if not well then one has to ask the question what is it that you have to hide what is it that you are trying not to let the American people know Chuck Schumer took the floor of the Senate yesterday did the same thing again we will have a vote on whether these.
"congressman" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Congressman Jim to govern the chair is disputing Republican claims the process has been unfair Democrats Republicans have an equal opportunity to participate in the months along a peach requiring members of both parties have been involved at every stage of this process from sitting in asking questions in closed door depositions the questioning witnesses in open hearings some moderate Democrats who'd been on the fence about impeachment appear to be supporting it now we get more on that from CBS's Natalie brand in recent days we've heard a number of these frontline Democrats come out in support of the articles of impeachment some of them actually have a national security backgrounds and have reference back in their statement on the Republican side Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Democrats to quote turned back from the cliff prosecutors say he should not give prison time but former trump campaign official Rick gates is sentenced to more than a month for his role in the Russia of fear here's ABC's Andy field a federal judge sentencing Rick gates to forty five days in jail despite what she said was is extraordinary cooperation was special counsel Robert Muller is rush investigation judge Amy Berman Jackson praising gates for helping investigate whether the trump campaign work with Russia but also saying the president's former deputy campaign manager committed years of financial crimes and decisions I continued even after he pled guilty incorporated gates one of a half dozen associates of the president charge in the molar investigation into ties between the trump campaign and Russia it's three oh eight over to Joan Doniger standing in today over a Bloomberg business news good afternoon Joe good afternoon Laurie well Southwest Airlines will be the second U. S. airline to go more than a year without flying Boeing seven thirty seven MAX afterward of course that Boeing is halting production of the plane temporarily southwest now is taking the Max off its schedule through April thirteenth that's about five weeks longer than originally planned and it's due to more uncertainty the airline says over one regulators will actually allow the Max to take off again on Wall Street investors got a look at data they think of as a bellwether for economic strength and while the trade thrill may be going we could stay still see records today because of better than predicted housing starts and future activity permits right now the Dow was up fifty five points the nasdaq ten the S. and P. to I'm Joe Doniger Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radio.
"congressman" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Congressman downgrade used to beat out wire he introduce articles of impeachment against the president when Republicans still control the house back in December of twenty was a twenty sixteen M. four switched over he introduced again articles of impeachment our twenty seventeen he did introduce articles of impeachment two more times and I mean only nine to at it mostly ninety five Democrats ever agree with themselves it was growing but still kind of that wire Democrats that was over the firing of Jim coming and that I think and then one on attacking the squad for their anti semitism and a belief in socialism which I I don't understand what it's races but he he believed it was the way so he's put for these three different times articles of impeachment now he got what he wanted he got Nancy Pelosi commanding the the the committee's vote for articles of impeachment but this is a this is a congressman who is now advocating for the perpetual impeachment of a U. S. president and by the way when I put it all together I listen to Adam Schiff he says his investigations will continue investigation that would lead to what the try to impeach right I saw his investigations are going to continue they're going to move forward on a peach but they're going to fail in the Senate I I I guess they hope they realize the president's likely be reelected but maybe they'll take back the Senate eventually and so they'll just keep it piece for going so one day maybe they can get to sixty seven and throw about before he's done with his eight years in office this literally that is what our readers say it well it may be true that that they can impeach as much as they want do you think the American people are gonna keep reelecting members of Congress who do that only don't get anything done so when there's two orders sixty six thousand jobs added to the economy it river they get zero credit only president trump Republicans do people are not going to be like that date posted may hold on this one last time just because of the map and the make up of the elections but but she's put herself in jeopardy as speaker of the house because a movie for all this and perpetual impeachment bring it on and by the way Adam Schiff doesn't get to continue these investigations if Republicans take back the house just putting that out there al greed could keep putting four resolutions but they will go anywhere but I did I think it goes back to this point why are they so obsessed with getting this to press this present take it out of office before election if you so bad and the American people don't like him so much why not just get a good candidate a decent candidate even I have a great one put much money behind him the rich Democrats don't like president trump and the beat of the election if you once because this is why Congress with al green back in may of twenty nineteen take a listen are you concerned impeachment talk may actually help the president's reelection I'm concerned that if we don't impeach this president he will get reelected what he means there's impeachment and removal said he he believes it unless you get this president out of office we can't beat it was Democrats that's right or not I agree with that Al Green on two points one that they will engage in professional impeachment and to that this is all about politics but I gotta tell you Jordan he is dead wrong on the political impact.
"congressman" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Trumpeting, Republican congressman just townhall, he called for Trump's impeachment. So a Trump supporter stood up and literally destroyed him. It is must watch videos on my pager, Kanus dot com..
"congressman" Discussed on Joey Hudson
"Often. Back to the money. What Joey Hudson ninety four five theater. Right. In visit our website ninety four five the answer dot com. Become an answer inside or one you there on the button, and you'll be eligible to win some of the the little goodies. The Tommy hasn't goodie bag. We're giving away a green work sixty vote Longmore this week. All you have to do is text the keyword green works to eight seven seven two three five nine four zero five and UAB the lucky winner, a member of the South Carolina house representatives. Ralph Norman was forced elected to the US congress and a special election in June of two thousand seventeen to fill the fifth district seat being vacated by Mick Mulvaney, when he joined the Trump administration represented normal is reelected to full term in November of two thousand and eighteen joining on the ninety four five the answer guests on Ralph northern welcoming congressman. Thank you so much joy. I appreciate you being on with me this morning. A you know you, and I have something in common. And that's our support of the great job. Our first responders do keeping our community safe everyday. But my listeners who who've listened for a long time, they know my work with our national host, Mike Gallagher and fallen officer fun. We run a fallen off cer- fund, which we offer financial assistance to the family's ah police officers who killed in the line of duty. So for we have served over six hundred families, we've distributed close to three million dollars. Now, these are small checks congressman just to kind of help them get through until other benefits can become active. But but is something we do immediately. We try to get these benefits to the members of the family a common question that I have the congressman is what about those who are injured who survive their injury Mecom permanently. Disabled who helps them and you're trying to do something about that? You've got some legislation that you're working on that could possibly help. These men and women who are injured on the job. Job become disabled, and once they turn retirement age that income is then tax and you want to do something about that. Yeah. Joy, let me say like you. I have a heart for the first responders that put their life on the line. They do this. Because of it's a calling for him. You're not doing it for the money because they don't make really they're underpaid as it is. But the people that have come through office in Washington DC who have been probably disfigured disable who are really struggling to get by is is what's my reason for putting this Bill ups. Call the putting up first responders first act of two thousand nineteen it's really bipartisan, you know, we've gotten to support of the turn oughta police, and that's shares association wounded officers initiative and many others. And basically, what is what is doing is is codifying and putting into law a section of the code, which is right? It's a revenue ruling which is eighty five one zero five which says that after they it's it's tax. Exempt anyway up to the time of retirement and then for retirement, it should be tax exempt, then and so what this is doing is put it into law, and it'll make huge difference for those that that really gave their life for serving this country, and then can't get by on the small amount of money due to the net of the taxes. So hopefully, we'll get it passed. I know the senate's putting up a companion Bill, and I think centre Danes and Senator tester and coons have signed on to it. So we're excited about it. As you should because you're right is tough for these men and women to live on disability. And then when they Reese at retirement age if they're gonna start paying taxes on that. I just don't know how they do it. Well, they many of them don't because it puts their family where the wife has to is forced to go to work even with small children. I know the ones that have come to see me the children have been with them. And it's. Just a real situation. I I wasn't aware of and got some numbers earlier when I looked at this Bill and at the last half of two thousand eighteen were nationwide. Six hundred people that were considered went through the process that would disabled, and so you're not talking about a large amount of money. But one is too many. If you're, you know, disabled and doing protecting the country, and and they shouldn't have to pay tax on it that time, I totally agree in in our applaud John pre sheet, you recognizing this like I said when one of the common questions that we get you know, when I'm doing these checks to these families who have lost someone, and I wish we could always we could help supplement that disability income somehow because it's just hard for these men and women to survive on that. And in many cases, they can't do anything else. And so and these men and women they put their literally put their lives on the. Line every single day when they walk out of that door leave their families behind to go do their job. So that you and I can be safe. Well, and it's it's it's a calling and they ought to be out to make fall money than they're making. If you look at inequality in the system is what these people get paid and look at their retirement system. They get roughly fifty percent judges get seventy eight percent with a seventy six percent with a one and a half percent cost of living increase. I mean, go figure how that's fair. Their base amount. As far more than an average policeman. Who makes thirty two thousand dollars starting at twenty eight to thirty two thousand a year starting at as a law. Well, so many of my law enforcement friends who are retired. They have to get another job. Once they retire. Yeah, they do. And and the ones that have come by my fish, many of them like or have wounds that just doesn't allow them to do this. I have had a law enforcement guy. I think you're some Kansas whose arm was totally mangled. He couldn't he was in pain. He actually took medicine when we were talking because I sat down with him for about an hour. And there's no way he could he can, you know, have another job other than sitting behind a desk. But even then with his back issues. It was a tremendous problem. But hopefully, this will begin the process of healing and give them the compensation they deserve. And like I say, it's really not by parson high. You could be against this. I have no idea about listen. I would love to hear an argument against it. I I don't I don't know either. So again applaud you on your efforts with that. And keep us informed on how that goes of because it's very much needed. With me today, Representative Ralph Norman representing. The fifth congressional district of South Carolina. Congressman the attorney general William bar has an appointment with the House Judiciary committee this week. He's hinted that he may not keep the appointment. Let's talk about that for a minute. What what does the House Judiciary committee? What do you think your colleagues over there? Think that they will gain by having the attorney general testify this week occur. Exactly what they think they'll gain this trying to further discredit this president. I mean, we've had this has been two and a half years. Twenty two million dollars five hundred witnesses countless law enforcement FBI agents, and they came up with nothing, and they just dislike this president so much and it's all about the two thousand twenty elections. I really think that they will try to keep this going just to discredit Donald Trump, and what a job this president is doing. I heard in your earlier segment about Biden and Clinton to Joe Biden, claiming you know, the conomy was built. By him and other people that are middle class, not bankers. And you know, what this president has done Joe Biden was part of eight years of dismal economy. And but bottom line is they're just the Nadler cannot stand the president. And he's gonna try to showcase in nit-pick and have lawyers. Joe question bar, which is is insane. I hope he doesn't do it. And we're in a fight. I will tell you that when they fight for really I'd democracy in Jerry Nadler, who's had a history of fighting President Trump is is trying to do what he can't to too smart. You get him out of office, which is not happened another quick topic here. A congressman Ralph Norman President Trump was elected in two thousand sixteen. There was a clear message there that Americans wanted our southern border secure. I think that's very clear. To most of us. The Democrats seem to fight him every step of the way, I'm not so sure that they're opposed to securing our border. I think they're opposed to Donald Trump securing the border of because they haven't been able to do it in the past. Fortunately, he seems to be building the wall piece by piece what's the solution? Here. How do we convince the Democrats at there really is a crisis, and this is not partisan politics? Congressman this is the security of our country. What it really is. And it's it's you know, I've been to the border. I've seen what's happened. I've seen the videos of the backpacks that these muggers coming over the not carrying girl scout cookies that Karen cocaine. That cares. You know, all the the marijuana drug opioids that are killing our Americans. And the only thing I can say is the Democrats are putting their interest. They think that the if you let anybody in that they will support them for real action. It's got to be that. There's no other reason that you. Can say that we shouldn't have a secure border. That's where it first starts. Get the wall built having points of entry. And you know, we don't you know, we've got to have legal immigration. We don't mind immigration, but it's got to be legal, and it's such a disservice to this country. But the majority of the Democrats, I've talked to, you know, quietly they'll say, we agree, but they're trying to talk to Nancy Pelosi about anything that doesn't have to do with her power insecure and her party, you might as well be talking to to a you might as well be pounded Siam because she's gonna listen to it. And that's what it's all about, isn't it? I mean, she is she's strong willed. She's eating her influence over Phil many other members of congress and NC she will not hesitate to punish them. I if they don't Atto the line the guy that ran across against her back four years ago. Tim Ryan, I talk with he came down to speak on behalf of the democrat challenge. Me before. And I said how was it to run against ASI Pelosi and lose he said never again said what do you mean is what she cut your money stream, all and she just makes life miserable. So it's all about power with her. And to be honest with is about flipping, Texas with the electoral college votes. Yeah. Texas has thirty eight votes math. They get it illegals. Get illegals to vote which they're trying to do then Texas will gain probably another fifteen points for on the electoral college, get thirty eight get fifty from thirty eight fifty two, and if we if we allow that allow illegals to vote in in to count them as on the two thousand twenty cents then it'll be like, California conservative will not be elected again, it's about power horse, and they want to do away with Lectoure college. Anyway, which is is ludicrous. And isn't that an interesting events 'cause you remember the speculation leading up to two thousand sixteen when they were afraid that Donald Trump was gonna win the popular vote and Hillary would win the electoral, and it was reversed and suddenly there oppose electoral college. So it's. I mean is. Dates that you know ought to be in in an outrage over what they're trying to do. But they intend on it. It's like the intent they're intent on infanticide there at ten A let criminals and terrorists vote they they've gone off the rails. And this is the most important election that I can remember putting Donald Trump in was was great. But we got to continue it, and it's a they're all the rails in middle stream, the middle scream democrat, and no longer exist. That is for sure. South Carolina, congressman from the fifth district out Norma. Thanks for spending. A few minutes of you, Tom with us this morning. My pleasure. Thank what you do. I hope hope you'll check back with us again soon. We'll sure do they wonderful day. Eight seven seven two three five nine four zero five back to your phone calls and your comments on the big rock text line here in just a moment. Eight thirty one Amy how did you get you updated with the latest news and Tommy we'll get you updated with the latest traffic.
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"congressman" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"So now, we turn tonight to my exclusive guest Republican congressman Roger Marshall from Kansas. Thanks for joining me tonight. Congressman or you happy new year happy new year, Donald Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall. Why do you think he completely failed at that goal? You know, I think I'm going to stay focused on what Donald Trump's theme has been from day. One is the border security is a priority. There are several ways describing we can do it. And I'm staying there focused as well as looking for a way to get that accomplished. Well, let's look at what he said he would do if this failure occurred, which is you know, it has Mexico's not funding the wall. But here's what he said. He would do if he couldn't get them to fund the wall, take a look. Mexico. Sean is going to pay for the wall. You know, these these politicians come up, they say, you don't really mean Mexico's gonna pay we will have Mexico pay for that wall. And you know, what if I'm wrong about this? You're to all come back. We'll have another meeting and I'll apologized. He was wrong. He didn't apologize. Why are so many House Republicans including yourself supporting him shutting down the federal government because he couldn't get Mexico to pay. I mean, by this logic shouldn't Mexico's government shutdown right now, or I guess we're on different pages here. I think we have to talk about priorities, and what I believe is that national security is a huge priority. We have more deaths than crime created because of a poor southern border than problems coming out of the Middle East right now. So I think we all need to acknowledge that this is a huge problem. And we want to fix the problem that we we need to stop doing is looking at everything in little silos. And look at all these problems together the challenges that we have in this. Race is trying to solve them. All I understand what you're saying. And you and others have talked about that. But this he shut the government down because he couldn't get Mexico to pay for the wall. Do you disagree with? That's why the government's closed today. I disagree with the premise. Well, why the president's shut the government down is because water security is such a priority to us. He's given congress every chance to fix this problem. We've had several good solutions that we voted on. But we couldn't get them across the finish line. So I think the big goals. I think the goal that we can agree upon is that national security is important opening. The government backup is a priority as well and fixing this broken immigration system. We have is a priority as well. There has to be a way that we can fix all of these together. Are you receptive to reopen the government without funding the wall, I think that's a nonstarter? I think that anyone would realize that we would lose all of our leverage. If we do that that we need to look at the problems in total not in isolation. I think that the president is compromised. He's came down from twenty five billion to buy. Point seven, and it's now time for congress to step up and do our job. I'm curious as you know, one thing we hear a lot about and I'm happy to have you on the program discussed it with you directly..