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Fresh update on "congressman" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Yet another Republican former national security adviser under former president Donald Trump John Bolton is saying it's time for his party to move on from Trump. Trump announced his third bid for president earlier this month in a recent interview Bolton said Trump's act is old and tired. This as Trump faces fresh criticism after hosting rapper Kanye West and well-known white nationalist figured Nick Fuentes at his Florida home this past week, damage assessments will continue this morning in several Louisiana parishes after a tornado touched down Saturday afternoon. This man jumped into action when winds reached a hundred miles an hour in parodied. I'm here to serve them. And so that's why that's why we went out there and we're going to go and continue to drive around and check on neighbors and make sure that everybody's okay. There's been no reports of any casualties. Things aren't looking too bad for holiday travelers trying to catch a flight today flight away reports less than two dozen cancellations so far delays, however, top 300. I'm Scott Carr. And I'm Susanna Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom. Calls for Chinese president Xi Jinping to step down. The trigger for the discontent in China, a fire Thursday night in a high rise apartment block in room key. Capital of the far western Xinjiang region, which has been under lockdown for more than three months, at least ten people were reported to have died in the blaze and citizens vented their anger online, questioning whether prolonged a lockdown's delayed or hampered rescue efforts. In a press briefing late Friday, city authorities apologized to the public and expressed condolences to victims of the fire, but denied claims that the residents couldn't evacuate because of COVID measures. In New York City local leaders held a holiday fair in Brooklyn to help connect a local stores with shoppers on small business Saturday. New York congressman Hakeem Jeffries was on hand to encourage residents to support local businesses. They
What Have We Learned and What Is Our Strategy?
"Says Charlie, this is actually a really good question. Charlie, what have we learned and what is our strategy? Look, a movement that does not adapt. A military that does not adapt. An organization that does not adapt will die. It's that simple. You must always constantly be adapting and improving. And one thing that we have to learn from is in Maricopa County, if we just all broadcast election day election day election day, it doesn't go well. You can sabotage ambushes all this nonsense. So instead, and I want to make sure I'm very clear about this. The ideal, the ideal way, how we want elections to operate is different than what we have to navigate. The ideal I would love to have a national day where everyone goes and votes. Voter ID, one day of voting, that's it. The way France does it, you know the winner by the election night, but that's not the world we live in. So if you live in Georgia, I would not recommend voting by mail. But in person early voting. In person early voting, go get your vote banked. We need the entire America first, the entire conservative movement in Georgia. I could tell you there's going to be shenanigans and nonsense and all of this, but we have got to get Herschel Walker across the finish line. This is the difference between the Democrats, having reliable 52 48 Senate or a 50 50 Senate. And with a 50 50 Senate, you're going to have cinema in a tough reelection fight and cinema with hopefully a tough primary challenge that seems to be bubbling up in Arizona with congressman gallego. And also Joe Manchin, who's going to have a very difficult race if he decides to proceed. Joe Manchin just might go become a lobbyist. Where it looks as if the popular governor justice might run Morrissey might run. There's a lot of different people in West Virginia that will keep pressure on Manchin. So this Democrat 50 50 majority won't really even feel like a majority.
Fresh update on "congressman" discussed on Balance of Power
"To congressman Jim Clyburn coming up former president Barack Obama heads to Georgia to help Raphael Warnock pull off a win in the runoff election against Republican Herschel Walker will get an update on the race. From Allen abramo, Emory university political science professor that's coming up next. On balance of power on Bloomberg radio, this is blooming. Not completing high school. Swiss board offers a central amino pagado
What Does Former Senator Jim Talent Think of the 'Hugh Rule'?
"Jim talent. Do you know Mike Rogers, the former congressman from Michigan? Yes. He's considering a run for president and I know Mike and Mike's been a gift. I would not let him on the debate stage. I've got a new I call it the Michelle bachmann rule, which is if you don't have a path to the presidency, we're not putting you on the debate stage, no matter how well meaning you are or what you can contribute if you don't have a path, we're not doing it. What do you think of the hue role? I like it you, although what we could do and I would prefer this format anyway is to break them up into three or four candidates at a time and do a more informal sort of sit around the table, have a discussion with good moderators. And if you did that, you could loosen it a little bit. People who were legitimate, I mean, really sound people, but didn't have a didn't have a payout. But no, I think we have to begin exercising discipline in debate formats. I mean, the point is to inform the people not to give everybody who wants one, you know, a few moments to talk about what they believe.
Fresh update on "congressman" discussed on Balance of Power
"Is balance and power with David Weston. Russia realizes that it's been further isolated and ostracized as a result of what it's doing in Ukraine. I'm still in the category that thinks that our withdrawal from the trans Pacific partnership was a serious strategic mistake where the world of politics meets the world of business. Across the board, all colleges need some accountability. It's not just a few bad actors. This is a fed committed to restoring price stability, even if that causes pain. Balance of power with given Weston on Bloomberg radio. I'm Joe Matthew in for David west in this week coming up this hour, my conversation with House majority whip democratic congressman Jim Clyburn for his view on the new generation leading the Democratic Party and renewed calls for Congress to pass an assault weapons ban after recent deadly mass shootings across the country. And former president
Caller: Paul Ryan Supports Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker
"Well, Scott, love your show. Appreciate you taking my call. I read an article that popped up on my phone just a little while ago that said that all right was back in Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House and I think that says it all right there. Paul Ryan supports him, then you know what he is. Yeah, Tom, I can confirm that information. Paul Ryan and a lot of the other moderate Republicans are supporting Kevin McCarthy, and I hope that the house rate of caucus is going to be able to maintain their numbers again, McCarthy has to have 218 votes to become Speaker of the House and we understand he does not have those numbers yet and a number of lawmakers according to congressman Norman said that say that they are not going to be announcing their vote until the day of the vote.
Cheryl Chumley: Will Kevin McCarthy Become the House Speaker?
"You look at the politics that's being played right now on Capitol Hill. Kevin McCarthy does not have the numbers. We had congressman Ralph Norman on the show yesterday. He says he knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that McCarthy is not going to get to the magic number of two 18. What are you hearing out there? I'm here in mixed mixed signals, but I suspected that that uncertainty about the numbers is why Kevin McCarthy is coming forward. And taking a strong conservative stand about keeping Ilhan Omar off certain committees. And going after some of the other Democrats who have been loudly pro China and anti Israel over the couple last couple of years. So I think that's why he's coming out and making these public stands. But I've heard a mix that he does have the numbers that he doesn't have the numbers. I guess we'll just have to wait to see.
Rep. Chip Roy: The Terrible Recruitment Efforts for Our Military
"Congressman the Chinese Communist Party has to be saying to themselves gosh we are so lucky to have such a potentially incompetent enemies in this government over there I mean they're not doing any of this It's almost as if they could have intentionally infected us with this woke virus to create a substandard military I mean think about all the things you know are going on right now at our military Our nuclear triads falling apart we have a shipyard shortage So if we God forbid there was a national emergency and we needed to build more ships we barely have the capability to do it Our fighter aircraft are way behind schedule We can't figure out a way to get pilots anymore I mean these are just we can't recruit our army recruiting guidelines fell short The numbers As you said I mean the list goes on and on If I had a few minutes on the phone I could go through more and just research them These are real problems It's not as if Russia just invaded Ukraine and China is threatening across the straight either I mean this is a serious time requiring serious people And meanwhile the United States Army puts out a recruitment video that's focuses on a little girl raised with two moms who joined the military to find her inner strength and shatter some stereotypes In Pride Month the air force tweeted an image of an air man surrounded by a rainbow flag There was no American flag in the image Now compare that to the posters from World War II with Uncle Sam patriotic I want you Sacrificing Rosie the riveter All the things that this country has done and all the people have done And coming together over our differences figuring out how to make sure that we're integrating and doing the things we ought to do And not ostracizing individuals But having a culture of achievement the rallies around freedom and the American flag and isn't a woke indoctrination social engineering camp which is what it's become And I want to be very clear Republicans are just as guilty because we fund it We don't demand that they stop it and we do it because well chip what else are we going to do I'll tell you what you do Use the power to burst to tell those SOBs to stop screwing up our military so that we can defend this country
Rep. Chip Roy: There's No Time for Pettiness on the Battlefield
"The whole point of boot camp congressman boot camp and all of the in all of our services military service branches is you break down the individual of their allegiances elsewhere and you build them up as a team It doesn't matter what your skin color or your sex or whatever None of that stuff matters You're all going to go through the same experience in boot camp And when you get through whether it's the crucible and the Marine Corps whatever it is it's okay to shed a little tear is that eagle globe and anchor you get that I mean you talk to marines that matter to them It's the only pure meritocracy left to break that down and now make it some racial spoils game I mean I'm serious It's like planting a tactical nuclear weapon into destroying our military cohesion and Esprit de corps You know that's exactly right There was an old adage right that there are no atheists in foxholes Look there's no time for racism on the battlefield There's no time for all of those petty things that divide us up that are frankly a product of a broken society that is fixated more on race and gender ideology and all these things than they are on carrying out our faith and being patriotic Americans that stand up for each other Look we need strong men and women in the United States military We need strong men on the battlefield and we need to stop this woke garbage that's destroying the culture of the military where recruiting levels are now at sort of 50% levels depending on which branch you're talking about I met with some recruits at parris island in South Carolina which is the east coast training for the marines this summer And they're all there Patriotically serving their country but they told me you know I'm tired of this woke stuff And it's hard for me to get buddies to want to join this when we have to deal with this stuff So it's time to do something about it So I was proud to team up with Marco Rubio and put a report out
Twitter Is Still Standing
"Know you like I quit Twitter. How long ago did you quit your Twitter account? It's going on three years. Mine too. A little over three years, and I understand you quit the same reason I did the toxicity of it all, not to mention, of course, suppression and other things like that. Now that you see some changes being made, I'm curious. I came back about three weeks ago. I went ahead and restarted an account. I lost all my followers have to restart from scratch now, but I feel like it's worth a shot. And now that over the weekend, president Trump has been invited to come back, he has an accepted yet. Jordan Peterson is back, the project veritas account is back. Would you consider coming back to the platform now that it's under new management and some of that toxicity has been exported? Maybe? I'm not quite sure yet. I do think it's hysterical. The amount of people that, first of all, I thought it was going to be over and shut down over the weekend. I thought that was pretty funny. And then I thought it was pretty funny in how the elite are about, you know, free speech. And so I have found that humorous. But it would have to dramatically change on that site. Yeah,
Free Speech Wins Via Twitter
"Re instated to Twitter in the last 24 to 40 8 hours, are Donald Trump, project veritas, James O'Keefe's organization, which has done some extraordinary investigative journalism to expose so many things on the left. Project veritas is back. And so is doctor Jordan Peterson as well. Who is, you know, again, was so is Andrew Tate, the firebrand social media influencer whose popularity is extraordinary, but who was banned by previous Twitter because some people found his tweets to be offensive. Free speech wins.
Elon Musk Reinstates Donald Trump to Twitter
"Donald John Trump has been invited to return to Twitter, and the left is going ballistic. They have lost their minds. Donald Trump has not returned to Twitter, but just the notion, the Gaul that the 45th president would be allowed would be invited that Elon Musk would allow this this terrible monster to share the Twitter space with everyone else. It's just too much for so many of them to bear. They are going crazy, and I think it's only appropriate that we kind of increase their misery. And I'm going to give you as much Donald Trump today as I can possibly give you. I'm going to go
Rep. Jim Banks: Pentagon Promotes CRT, Gender Identity 'Insanity'
"There is a very disturbing report out this is the headline from Fox News, Pentagon promotes critical race theory, gender identity, insanity. This is according to a GOP report that was obtained exclusively by Fox News, what's in this report? What can you tell us congressman? But The Pentagon told us that they weren't, they weren't pushing critical race theory, right? The last couple of years, they've been telling us that's not happening. It's not going on. It's completely provable and the report proves it that they've been advancing anti americanism through pushing CRT, other ideologies on our own troops. I've battled back and forth in the armed services committee hearing room with the top admiral and the United States Navy with secretary milley or general milley and secretary Austin, the top leadership of The Pentagon on these issues, it's unsustainable for a country to ask the next generation of young men and women to raise their right hand, take the oath of office that I did to serve protect and sometimes in some cases even ultimately the risk of paying the ultimate sacrifice for our country when we, at the same time, teach our kids and tell our troops that America is inherently evil and racist and that we're dying for this unsustainable as a country and that's why it's so dangerous that they would allow this ideology to creep into our institutions of the military and out among some of our troops who are younger who are enlisted and you're teaching them this garbage. So it's dangerous. We have to do something about it. Now that we had, again, now we have the we will have the majority. It might be a narrow majority, but Mike Rogers from Alabama will be the chairman of the House armed services committee with the gavel, we have to use that authority to force The Pentagon to stop spilling this garbage teaching this garbage pushing this garbage out on our men and women in uniform.
Rep. Jim Banks: Number of Illegals Entering the U.S. Are Rising
"These numbers here, congressman. I mean, these are jaw dropping. There's no other way to look at it. A true full on invasion of our country and a president and an administration that will help on doing nothing about it. Is there policies that are the reason that we've seen over 5 million illegals since Biden took office at least that we can estimate who have crossed the border, by the way, 98 suspected terrorists have been caught at the border, tells us there are a lot more who haven't been caught who have come across the border. So this is a national security issue. This is a an issue of the utmost importance to America and our American way of life with this many illegals being allowed to come across the border and we still have two more years left of this president as policies if we sit back and don't do anything about it.
Carl Jackson: If We Want to Save America, We Have to Stay and Fight
"Instead of encouraging people to get married and to have babies and instead of encouraging women not to kill their unborn babies, the answer to America's population problem is more illegal immigration. Well, what about the population problem that will occur in the countries that they left? Fascinating what the left does. And guys, listen, call your congressman call your senators. I know that we were all hoping to get a break. But if we're going to save America, we've got to stay in this fight. Listen, our soldiers and World War I World War II Vietnam, the Korean War, the Iraq War, Afghanistan, war. They didn't get to rest. The Civil War, the Revolutionary War, they didn't get to rest. Neither do we, and we don't have to take up arms. Thank God to do it. So we have to stay in this fight and right now. God, I wish the Republicans would do something eventually. I've praying to God we get a simple supermajority one day and we will do something about this lame duck session because the left is gonna do all that they can to cram legislation down our throats while they can. These people don't play by the rules. Republicans want to play nice. It isn't gonna work.
Rep. Matt Rosendale Doesn't Know How Kevin McCarthy Will Get the Votes
"Things going on with Kevin McCarthy and we're going to have an update of all the shenanigans right now with a new guest on the show from Montana's second congressional district, a man who served in the House of Representatives in Montana in the Senate. He has been the Senate majority leader and we are delighted to have congressman Matt rosendale with us on America first wink, welcome congressman. Doctor gorka, it's good to be with you today. All right, so tell us what was going on on Capitol Hill yesterday and today, and there's quite a few people who have the letter R after their name who do not want Kevin McCarthy to be the speaker. Is that correct? That is correct. We can not continue to put the same people in to lead this conference and use the same rules that they have been utilizing for the last several years and hope and pray that maybe we'll get a different outcome. Absolutely. Now, one of the things I heard is that for an hour and a half, Marjorie Taylor Greene was negotiating behind closed doors with Kevin McCarthy. Do you know anything about that? Because that disturbs me a little bit. That I can not speak to, what I will tell you is I think that there's probably going to be a lot of discussions that take place over the next 40 days leading up to January the third when mister McCarthy is going to have to try to accumulate 200 and 18 votes on the floor. He did not receive that yesterday. He didn't receive 200. I'm sure a lot of your listeners listen heard the quote from representative Matt Gaetz yesterday. He didn't get 200. He didn't get 190. And so if you couldn't acquire 218 votes over the last 6 years, how is it that you expect to gather the additional 30 that you need over the next 40 days?
Rep. Scott Perry: Who Voted for and Against Mitch McConnell?
"Understand that ten, ten senators voted against speaker or rather leader McConnell. We don't know who those individuals were because it was a secret vote. I'd like to, I'd like to know who those folks are to be perfectly honest with you, congressman Perry, and I'd like to know what Mitch McConnell met when he wants to find common ground with the Democrats on some of the issues. Yeah, I mean, it's stresses me out, of course, as it does all of us. And the answer is, well, if you can't get, if you can't get ten more than ten and a sacred ball, excuse me, what are you going to get in an open ballot? I mean, these folks must have the fear of the good lord in them against about Mitch McConnell as far as finding common ground. I mean, look, the Democrats own the place, they're not interested in common ground. They're interested in a cram down is what they're just going to shove their way through. And of course, as long as there's always a handful of senators to give them what they need to get to 60, a handful of Republicans that they can continue to get everything they want, something has to give here. And
Rep. Jim Jordan: Will the FBI Stop Interfering in Elections?
"Congressman Jordan asked a very, very important question yesterday. The FBI going to quit interfering with elections. 2016, they spied on president Trump's campaign 2018. It was the Mueller investigation 2020. They suppressed information about the Hunter Biden story 2022. They're rated the president's home 91 days before an election. Maybe it'd be nice if the FBI and the Justice Department just stayed out of it, let me the people decide who we think should represent us who we think should lead us. That's supposed to be how America works. So this is the focus on the judiciary committee, the political nature of the Justice Department, and the linkage now to what was happening with the Hunter Biden story. Again, just 15 days before we have presidential election. Now, this tremendous congressman asks maybe one of the most important questions of our lifetime. Why can't we let the people decide who will govern us? And lead us.
Rep. Andy Biggs: The Role of the Freedom Caucus Going Forward
"Congressman when you look at tight majorities in a house like Republicans are going to have So you remember the freedom caucus former chairman of the freedom caucus What role do you think the freedom caucus is going to have and sort of shaping the policy shaping the legislation coming out of a Republican led house Well hopefully we'll have a we'll have a leverage point with the rules because the rules need to be opened up more so more people can participate in this not just for people running both the House and Senate So we can change that I think that by working with our friends on the other side of the spectrum of the Republican Party I mean the Tuesday group for instance we will find that there are ten or 15 major pieces of legislation that we can work on together And get those done and produce those and get them over to the Senate And I think that the freedom caucus is going to have to work on taking the lead role But we're also going to have to be conciliatory as well within the conference But that does not mean you acquiesce and don't fight the Biden regime And I think that's where the freedom caucus is going to be the most powerful because we know how to fight the regime And we're willing to fight it And we can fight it
Rep. Andy Biggs: The Priorities of a Republican-Led House
"And then what do you want that fight to look like What should the priorities of a Republican led House be So the first fight is you've got to use every tool that you have So you have to leverage to reduce spending because that attacks with attack inflation You have to leverage to reduce oil and gas prices And because that would help all Americans get back to living their lives the way that they would like to live them But then you also have to do things that bring the border close the border with these guys want to have Amnesty Chuck Schumer just said basically said he actually advocated the replacement theory today or yesterday without even realizing which we were told you're terrible if you say but he can say it Weird world we live in congressman But yes historic carry on could continue talking about the priorities So you're dealing with the policy side but that's going to take leverage to get there And so you need a speaker who's going to have the courage to use those leverage points Then on the other hand you've got to hold them accountable like the judiciary and oversight send them both of those committees And oversight we announced yesterday we're going to investigate Joe Biden using evidence that we've already been receiving and from whistleblowers And Jim Jordan is probably going to be the chair of judiciary And we're working on the DoJ And the FBI and how they've been weaponized to attack for political purposes Their political enemies I mean this has got to stop and that and Jim is told he told the public yesterday and he told me privately told others privately that means we're going to follow wherever it leads to to reveal what the DoJ and the FBI has done to abuse their power against their political opponents And those things right there that has to happen And then of course you have to do COVID You have to get to the origins of COVID You have to do that
Rep. Andy Biggs: The Problem With Respect for Marriage Act
"Congressman I wanted to get your take on the respect for marriage act It's being billed by supporters simply just going to affirm the same sex marriage status quo But a lot of concerns among religious leaders about what it means for houses of worship So I wanted to get your take Is there more to the story than what the media is telling us on this I think so I mean this is an attack in my opinion on religious liberty The fake protections that they put in there are inadequate and you're going to see a tax on not just church and institutions but private business private sector private nonprofits And they're going to have this doctrine foisted upon them against their will And a lot of people say well it's just overfill being codified It isn't It isn't It goes beyond obergefell We talked about gay and lesbian Homosexual unions And then we went to marriage in a lot of states And that's where oberyn felt is But what this bill does it gets into LGBTQ which things that are not even defined And so what role now is that for transsexuals What role is that This bill does not clarify that Which means that and that's just one of many things But that just means that private people who disagree with that and have a deeply held religious or moral objection to that they will be they will have the strong arm of the law The government come against them And that's one of the many problems with this bill
"congressman" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Hey everybody, welcome to this episode of the Charlie Kirk show with us is one of the most amazing people in Washington, D.C.. He's a fighter and I'm just gonna tell you his new book right off the bat, you should go buy it. Do what you said you would do, fighting for freedom in the swamp by congressman Jim Jordan. What a concept doing what you said you were going to do. We've known each other for many years and he's a buck guy and we had a great mutual friend Tom Patrick. Jim, welcome to the Charlie cursor. Tyler get to be with you. Thank you for thank you for what you do. Fighting for freedom fighting for those important concepts and doing what Americans want you to do. So we appreciate that. But yeah, and you talk about the title of our book. No one did more what they said they would do than our good friend and the greatest president, president Trump. And so I write a lot about him in the book, some of the interactions we had, but I think your viewers will enjoy it. It's a quick read and takes them behind the scene so they can kind of feel what it's like here in Congress. Well, so there's a lot of different places I want to go with. Let's start with just the book, and so the title is really important. Do what you said we would do. The biggest complaint I get from voters is the fact Republicans go to D.C. and we win elections, but then they become somebody totally different in committee and especially on votes and it's as if they tell their voters what they want to hear and then they don't actually do what they say they're going to do. Why is that the case? Yeah. Well, a couple things. You're exactly right. That phenomenon does happen. I think all too often, my attitude is we make this job too complicated. What did you tell the voters you were going to do? When you put your name on the ballot, and you went out and campaigned if they elect you, you should probably just don't do what they elected you to do, do what you do what you said you would do. So but the real reason that people don't do that, I think, is because it's just easier. You get here and the mainstream press comes after yeah. The bureaux comes after you, the establishment, the swamp, the pickle, that return you want. It just easier to keep your head down and not have to face the mainstream press saying bad things about your line about you. So that's what normally happens, but on my attitude is look, I tell this to guys in the freedom caucus that tell to my colleagues, if the mainstream press is in saying something bad about you, you're probably not doing anything any good. So just get used to that and understand that's what it's gonna be like if you're actually gonna fight for the things that make America the greatest country ever. Well, I mean, I agree with that it's just there's a disconnect between the voters and actually what's gets done. I think that that kind of disconnect is actually shortening. I think it's getting better because the people like you, president Trump and many others, I mean, we've come a long way since John Boehner. Let's just put it that way. And, you know, you're from Ohio. So you know, all about that whole operation. But he almost declared war on the conservative wing of the Republican Party, and it seems as if there is a greater platform for conservatives now. So let's talk about what will happen if Republicans take back the House of Representatives, which it looks like that is almost imminent. First talk about that. How do you feel going into the midterms that I want to ask you about what can actually be done? Let's start there. No, I feel good. I mean, look, you never want to be overconfident, and my background is in sports and sport of wrestling. So you never want to never want to get over confident. But you do want to be confident you don't want to campaign confidently. I feel good about it. I think Virginia was a great sign. I mean, I've seen lots of encouraging signs. What happened in Virginia when started with moms and dad speaking out and the next thing you know, Glenn is going to be the next governor. What happened with 12 jurors in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where they said we're going to follow the facts we're going to follow the truth. We're going to honor due process. So I always say courage is contagious. I think the American people feel what's coming. And frankly, Joe Biden and the Democrats have been just they haven't done anything right. So I think we're going to win if we win. The second part of your question, Charlie, if we win, it's going to be tough to pass anything because Joe Biden will still be in The White House. But I do think we can do our constitutional obligation, which is the proper oversight, do the kind of investigations that need to happen in every single committee. I mean, think about the ways and means committee should try to figure out how did thousands of Americans tax returns become public. The oversight and judiciary committee we should be working together to figure out all the whole Doctor Fauci gain of function, lab leak theory, everything else. We should be looking at the Department of Justice, which is sick. The FBI counter terrorism division on moms and dad. So there's lots of investigations where we need to get the truth to the American people. So I think we'll see a lot of focus there and appropriately so if in fact, we win and take back the House and the Senate. Well, I'm pleased to hear that because, you know, we've been saying on our show that the mandate needs to be that we're going to take back the house and it's not going to happen in one election cycle. We still have, you know, the regime in The White House. We're going to find out where this virus came from. We're going to find out why we gave $85 billion to the Taliban. We're going to find out why the Department of Justice went after James O'Keefe in a early morning for a diary, right? And I think what we're getting at congressman is that the American people want answers. Because the system our founders gave us, as you know, is so brilliant, but oversight has been so lacking of these federal bureaucracies and these agencies. Can you talk a little bit about kind of what it's been like under Pelosi's regime, especially the last couple of years, you've been in Congress now under Republican control Democrat control. You guys don't even get to say anything in some of these committee meetings. Is that right? Yeah, I mean, I like the way you said what Americans want. I'm so true. Americans want safe cities Americans want affordable gas Americans want freedom, Democrats have given us increased crime. They've given us record inflation, and they've given us Doctor Fauci, right? So Americans and you think about all the bad policies what scares me more than anything is when you think about freedom what's a Democrats have done in the last year to the First Amendment to the most basic liberties we had the very person in the Bill of Rights of the constitution. So I'm really nervous about that. And that's something we have to highlight. If we take back the house, lord will and I'll be chairman of the judiciary committee. That's the committee that's supposed to focus on protecting the constitution, protecting your fundamental liberties. And that's what we're going to do in addition to those investigations. So I think that's the key in your right. Speaker Pelosi has kicked people off a committee. So you didn't allow the minority leader to put people on this select committee that's January 6th, this completely political political operation they've got over there. It's unprecedented action she has taken. So I think the American people see it for what it's roll what it is. And that's why we're going to win, I.
"congressman" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"These mandates what it's going to do, it's going to put small business owners in the larger, am I going to have to go to federal court with the federal government to defend my position or am I going to bend the knee to Joe Biden? Somebody, by the way, who is highly incompetent, who's never run a business, he's never been an employee in a business and doesn't know anything about the economy. I knew I'd enjoy talking to you and meeting you. I didn't realize how much fun we'd have. I gotta ask you final question, congressman Byron Donald congressman from Florida's 19th congressional district. I am torn between watching the woke left double down and watching Joe Biden fail to take accountability or responsibility for the disastrous outcome of this week's election and knowing how much damage they're doing to America. But on the other hand, hoping they keep doing it because the more they do it, the more we're gonna win and 2022 is right around the corner. Do you have the same dilemmas as I do? It is because look at the end of the day what you want whether you're a Republican or a Democrat as you want, the federal government to actually just do its job out of London the constitution and do no more. If we actually just simply did that, the American people will actually be very, very happy with their government. Frankly, all of the time. The issue for the Democrats is that their agenda and these path ten months has blown up in the faces of the American people at every turn. Everything is on the wrong track. And even Democrat voters according to NBC News polling knows everything is on the wrong track. So I refer America, I would love for the Democrats to reverse course. They should reverse course, but the reality is that if they do reverse course, then everything they have told the American people over the last decade, they don't have to admit the lies that they have told in every campaign they've ever run, they're not going to do that. They're simply going to double down. That's what's happening in the house right now with the budget reconciliation bill and this infrastructure Bill. They're doubling down their tripling down. They don't care what the voters told them, they are going to try to ram through their agenda. And I think it's important for the American people to understand. Any crisis that comes our way and what people are really noticed is any prices that comes our way. According to the Democrats, the only thing that will fix it is their agenda. And when the American people decide, you know what? Maybe we want Republicans in charge. The Democrats responses, let's hurry up and pass our agenda. That's what's happening right now. It's unfortunate. It doesn't respect the will of the governed, but unfortunately that's what America needs. It's not this president. It's not this part. Congressman Byron donalds the 19th congressional district of Florida is lucky to have you, and we're grateful to be able to spend some time with you here today on the mic Gallagher show. Hope you can come back and visit with us again. Keep fighting the good fight, sure. Anytime, thanks for having me on..
"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 KILF Morning New Podcast
"Us soldiers have been dying now in afghanistan ahead of the august thirty first deadline to get everyone out joining us now to talk about the situation in afghanistan is freshman congressman. Jake l z. If you recall recently won a special runoff election to replace the late ron right. And he represents the sixth congressional district in texas. He's also a commander he served as a fighter pilot and for twenty years. He was deployed nine times including to afghanistan and iraq and the congressman joins us now live. Good morning sir. Good morning amy. How y'all good good. Gosh what's your reaction to what you're seeing. That's happening in afghanistan right now. Well there's all anytime. Anything happens to american overseas. Everybody is Is saddened and upset. As all of us as americans are my feelings about it changed significantly after watching the president. Give his press briefing yesterday and it was then it became troubling in addition to the other emotions that i previously mentioned. I deployed to afghanistan three times in my life. Starting off in two thousand one when we When i was on the uss enterprise on nine eleven we delivered the first night strikes on tour or when we were going after bin laden twice more in two thousand nine and thousand ten and then once as a contractor to barham in two thousand thirteen and it seems to be a serious disconnect. Between what i know from military tactics and what. I know that the admirals and generals that i know in the military what what should have been done and what actually happened. And i'd like to say this that the evacuation. I've been asked numerous times about well. Didn't trump start. This didn't witness his plan. It's irrelevant when the evacuation began. it was an evacuation. I thought it'll time then. The location was the wrong one not using a two runway airport in barroom which is a military air or versus the international one. Nobody asked me my opinion on that. But once the two bombs went off yesterday this became an a military operation instead of an evacuation and we should treat it as such and we should have air support and we should be going after these people right now the way. This went down congressman in the first place the way the evacuation started and all those people left outside the gates of of the airport and the scramble now for them to get inside and the scrambled to figure out how to get the taliban to help us. Get those people here safely. That is that that is not characteristic of military planning among the professionals that lead operations in afghanistan had been there for twenty years and have been elsewhere around. The world looking are you. Are you of the opinion that the president's paying no attention to military advisors. That's the question that nobody nobody knows we. We have seen on several occasions in the last week where the president would say one thing like. There's no al qaeda in afghanistan and less than thirty minutes later. He has corrected by either one of his cabinet members or one of his generals. So there seems to be a disconnect the one of the one of the many disconcerting things that i heard yesterday was in the beginning when he began to ask reporters questions he said. I've been instructed to ask these people to ask me questions. So who's. I didn't think that anybody was supposed to be instructing the president of the united states. And if they are who and i think what you're seeing here is the result of people who write papers for a living now running a military operation and this is a direct result of that. I'd like to point out though that fifty two hundred american troops are protecting afghans and and the airport in afghanistan. Right now working very very hard. You've seen the imagery. They are very brave. Soldiers doing their job. They're doing their job. And the president needs to do his and so do his military advisers and i think that As well and leader mccarthy call for this that we should be doing our jobs in washington. dc All governments who were involved in afghanistan and with the withdrawal were called back into session. Whatever that form of government may be accepted. The united states. And we're on recess after we voted on a five trillion dollar spending The bockel. And i'm still here in dc. Most people aren't but Leader mccarthy has called on Speaker pelosi to call us back to washington. Dc to call us back into session before the thirty first so we can pass legislation. That says we're not pulling out until the mission is over the august. Thirty first date is arbitrary. And it's nonsense and we. We've shown that it's that it can't be done but nevertheless we're off military operation that wants terrorist bombs go off at that airport killing americans now. It's a military operation. We're talking to freshman congressman jake l. Ziada the sixth congressional district here in texas. The president has said he's going to stick to that august thirty first deadline. Can congress override him in that. No ma'am so we can we what we can do but what we can do is pass a resolution saying the august thirty. First date is not A passable but we have to be called into session so the democrats run Are are in charge in both the house. And the senate right. so Leader mccarthy can call on speaker pelosi to do that but Do i have any any belief that that she's going to do that now. I really don't i because that would just she would be bringing us back to tell them how bad they're doing this and point out some very very Serious difficulties In everything that's been going on here so that's not helpful to her but if everybody's quiet on that side so i i'm i'm really not sure what's going on but we can pass legislation then it's is it Is it going to have the rule of law. Probably not but we need to unite. Because i'll tell you what every all of my colleagues including democrats and i'd like to point that out that everybody is an american right now With respect to this issue. And i have seen numerous democrats speaking out very strongly against what has been going on in this so-called evacuation And and keeping the august thirty first deadline. I don't know who came up with it but he seems to be Determined that that's the day in. It's it's not based on anything if you've been in the military or you know somebody who's been in the military you know the missions complete only when it's complete it's not. There's not a defined date for that yesterday. A lot of elected officials of in in washington and elsewhere around the country started calling for the president's resignation. Is that realistic. He could that happen. And what about the twenty fifth amendment saying okay. Good question and and like you. I have been hearing from. My phone has been Very very busy at the washington office with people asking for impeachment resignation and the twenty fifth amendment according to constitution the twenty fifth amendment is viable. But that is solely the responsibility of the vice president and the cabinet. The resignation is entirely up to president biden and impeachment is solely the the role of congress but impeachment. You have to be called back by The speaker and the and the and the majority leader and the the fact is that the democrats are in charge of congress right now so they that for that to happen and i know folks are are filing articles of impeachment. But the you have to understand that. The democrats aren't probably going to vote for that so And then what's the alternative so here. Here's another question. And and and i'm not saying that this is any of these options are not on the table because they are because people are mad and they have a right to be so this was horribly bungled and and and we. This is our worst This is our worst foreign policy debacle in probably eighty years now So all of those are on the table. But what's what's gonna what's going to happen. I don't i don't know I i wish i could. I wish i could tell you but we need to come back into session and make sure that the mission is done. I right now are gold. Needs to be getting all americans and our afghan allies out of afghanistan district quick. I know you did spend a lot of time in afghanistan. Do you have anyone that you know over there. You're that you're trying to get here back to north texas at all We have received calls of constituents who have Family there and all of the congressmen are doing this. There are there are a lot of backchannel. Evacuations Underway and continuously people trying to to get out so all the congressman of working within the within the state department framework. There are a lot of people working very very hard to get Our friends families and allies out of afghanistan. so that is going on constantly obviously. That's not something we discussed and certainly not names but yes in good americans are doing the right thing and and And and try to get people out. But i do know they were. They were locking down the gates They were keeping them shut in at at the airport yesterday and Keep all those folks in..
"congressman" Discussed on Radio Boston
"There must have been at least some small amount of risk that the taliban could that isis could have attacked Or that the taliban captured molten would it have been worth the risk significantly derailed the evacuation. I think i think that's a legitimate concern. But it's worth remembering where he was. He was in the middle of the airport The you even have six thousand people there so that people will get hurt. And there've been there've been no american. There have been no american fatality american injury during this time. It's one of the good news pieces of what we've been doing. 'cause nobody's got nobody's gotten hurt and it's It's the very reason why our allies in europe say. It's not that dangerous. If we do in his right we can get it done. We won't leave people behind but once you leave them stranded you're at the mercy of the taliban and who knows what will come with that but it's it's scaring it's frightening. It's been a huge. I mean we've started treating us like a victory lap because we have something it's compared to the berlin Aircraft and we had an airlift in berlin which was really really successful. This is this is extremely well done by the military but it comes out of an effort that almost universally seen as a botched the withdrawal. Oh yeah. I think there are several things about it but it didn't work out. I mean nobody could would have done what nobody would have intentionally done. What we've seen unfold You know i it was higher up would not allow that And i don't you know. I do think there's a also there's a good attention here between the military and some of the stewarts of of the administration. I happen to think. I'm gonna buy administration cut up to a great start. It's been pumping recently kind of started. And they have very impressive people for their domestic side of the house. And in fact i think jack sullivan and people on the international security side are very very good. But you've got in this situation other than secretary of defense. There's no one in the top leadership who has served in the military to my best of my knowledge. David i think yeah go ahead. Let's so to follow up to that And i'm partly bringing it back home here as well. You just talked about the fact that there are few people who served in the military. We've been talking about congressman moulton. Who did who served as a marine in iraq. We've also been hearing from the congressman here in massachusetts. Jake aachen kloss also marine who served in afghanistan. They have been on there. This is interesting. Both democrats both fairly young men who served their country in regional conflicts..
"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 First Class Fatherhood
"How has that affected your family. I mean i know. Some of the stuff could be very brutal. I just from having guys on the podcasts. I get slammed on social media. So i can only imagine being in your shoes. Has that affected your family. Or what has that been like for you as a dad. Being a congressman. Well i mean. There's no doubt about that. My kids have had the pleasure of incurring the wrath of people who knew who that with their relationship to me was. But fortunately you know i've been in a long time and so my kids have seen it in. They been able to adjust to it and and for the most part. It's it's okay. And but i will say that we kind of family kind of a. We provide a some kind of group therapeutic session. Where where you know. Somebody's taking it on the chin real. So don't worry about it blah blah blah. Just jerk for saying that the kind of thing but anyway if we make it work we make it. Work in. the kids are great. They're very supportive. My waist very supported the. That's that's the way it works. Yeah well god bless you for it now. What about for yourself here. What kind of goals or plans do you have for yourself for the future. I hope this weekend alec to maybe get seven eight hours of sleep one night. That's that's the immediate goal. Yeah i could hear that you know if possible my goal is not to my wife about this To to things like this is important so my hair cut short says the last time you saw me in the reality is My wife said when. I quit being in congress. I can grow my hair long. So that's that would be golden over. What is grow my hair long again and did the second thing is Is to be able to get studio up and running. Because i mean it's it's it's close but can't quite get there because every time i get going with it it's It's time for me to to go to an event to do work at whatever you know so one of these days. I hope to have that studio up and going well. Good luck with the last thing. I wanna hit you with your congressman loved to ask all the dads get on the podcast. What type of advice do you have that new dad or for that about to be father. Who's out there listening. Oh i think make sure that your your wife the mom make sure. That's that's really critical to you. And make sure you maintain patients trusting god and have whole heck of a lot of love. Yeah very well said. I love the message. Congressman andy biggs. It's been an honor for me your first class father all the way. Thank you for your time here. I play fatherhood thanks. Thanks for what you do back to wrap things up here. First place fatherhood. I've got to give a special. Thank you once again to congressman any basically. Give me a few minutes of his time here. That was such an honor. Please let me about guys. Dropped me that on instagram. Let me know you thought about. Today's episode of always loved feedback. Make sure you follow me on twitter. Instagram facebook youtube. I will be live streaming from the hudson river with the navy seals as they make their third annual navy. She'll swim across the hudson river. This year is in remembrance of the twentieth anniversary of nine. Eleven and the tenth anniversary of extortion. One seven to make sure you follow me to check out the content and get over to the gi go fund dot org website and make a donation. That's all i got you guys today. I'm alex thank you for listening to the first five hundred. Please remember guys. We're not babysitters fathers and we're not just fathers. We are first-class fathers no.
"congressman" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"And you know there's a lot of fun and you you realize it comes with a lot of responsibility you got got a little little person. You gotta take care. Yeah and you know what we have four kids. We had three boys got the girl on the fourth try. Otherwise i'd be catching up to you. But we got her on the fourth. Try for my wife. And i go in from two to three was the most challenging for us. What would you say of having to six. Kids what would you say was the most challenging transition. As far as the number of kids i think i think when we went from five to six was really a big big step because now you had to have a bigger car okay. Let's you gotta make sure you got all the seat belts and everything that you have. No it was. I think there was probably it because at the same time that you have this little infants you have got teenage boys that we were that were in sports and other activities in so you are just running all over the place trying to to meet the demands of everybody in the fan. Yeah great stuff. But what would you consider congressman to be the top values that you always hope to instill in your kids. They grew up. I think we wanted still a what i would say righteousness and faithfulness to god integrity to and and live your life. Honestly and in a sense have a sense of moral values of what is right and wrong and understand that there is objective truth and objectively right and wrong and and liquidator conscience and and the spirit of spirit christ quite frankly yeah very well said one thing. I talk about congressman on this show. All the time is the fatherless crisis that we have going on in the country so many kids are growing up without a dad in their life or a father figure living in the home. So i i. In my opinion social issue we have going on in the country. We're trying to solve all these other social issues but it so we strengthen our nuclear families. I think we're just going to be kind of spinning around in circles here are do you agree. Are you seeing this. And what can we do. Maybe from a political standpoint to start healing and strengthening. He's nuclear family units again. Well first of all. I do agree. I think i think the family is so important. I think fathers in the home and mothers in the home are really important. That's not to say that if you're single parent can't do great work and you can for sure but it is such as we talk about such a. It's it's a responsibilities hard work so it that teamwork is so vital. And also you wanna you wanna have modeling being done by foot by both fathers and mothers. It's so critical with with that in mind. Well i think it's a policy maker One of the things we wanna do is we. We need to lessen the burdens on families. I mean whether it's tax burdens regulatory burdens or the burdens of of The imposition that we put on those regulate on you from the government. Those tend to actually cause families to have to adjust how they live their lives and In government doesn't take into account that enough. I mean policymakers don't they they think of things like okay. Well this'll be good for the economy or will have a million new jobs or we'll have a million fewer jobs instead of saying. What is this due to the family out there and we need to be questioning that more because almost everything we do is as either an incentive. This pro or con and we need to be very careful. Careful about that. You have really good stuff. And i know arizona border state. I know we're having trouble with the board of here in one of the things a lot of these guys are just shoving these kids across the border and they're coming into the country with no parents. No father figure no mother figure. And i know that that's got to be treated. I just had a navy seal. Eli crane on the podcasts. He's running for congress now in arizona as well..
"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 Skullduggery
"Guess michael. I know that's part of my frustration. Coming out no one. I said that. But i know what i did and did not do and i know that i did not leak and i looked at the fact that adam schiff and i were the only two members involved in this that a minor child of a staffer was involved in this. And you have to attorney. General's saying that they did not know about it far and sessions and so to me if you are surveilling members of congress who are critics of the president and the attorney. General is is not being briefed on it at one. That should be fireable a to. I don't really buy that. They weren't briefed on it. And so it makes me wonder. Why didn't anybody say look. This is this is wrong. This is not what we do and again i. I'm saying this from the perspective of somebody. Who knows i was innocent. I didn't do anything wrong. I i can't see any probable cause to go into my records and so if you are going into my records i think you're doing it unlawfully. And when you're doing that against the vocal critic of the president. I think there should be consequences. Congressman two quick follow ups on this one. You said that attorney general merrick garland called you about this said he. He didn't know about it. What else did he say did he. Express dismay was e surprised concerned. What did he tell you. It was very kind. He he called it actually apologize that he had not called me. You know a day or two earlier. He'd just been so overwhelmed. Landing on the job but he told me he did not know about this case until it broke in the news and that he was seeking to learn more about it and again i. I was very clear with them. I did not want to direct him in any way as to what to do or what i thought he should do. Because that would be just as wrong. I just wanted to make sure that he understood the concerns that someone who has criticized the president would have if their records are being when again. They know that there was no reason for that to happen. You told them that you hope that there would be a inspector general investigation as it turns out the inspector general. The justice department's independent watchdog. Michael horowitz announced that he is reviewing this episode. They reached out to you. Have you been questioned in this probe at all yet. Do you know anything about what they're specifically what they're looking at We'll tell us about the. I g investigation. No they have not again. I just want to make it clear that. I don't know why my records or mr shifts records were probed as somebody who knows that they did not leak. It's highly suspicious. But i'm willing to at least wait to see what. The investigation concludes But to me it. It is worthy of investigating considering. How boko mr schiff and i were of the prior administration and the prior attorneys-general but just to be clear. Is it your position that there are no circumstances under which of the justice department should subpoena the email and phone records of members of congress. Just the opposite i. I don't think i'm above the law more than anyone else is above the lot. My position is knowing that. I did not leak. I'm very curious as to how they would justify going in to my records. So that's what concerns me and again. I think you have to be extra careful when you're going into the records of lawmakers who've been critical of the president that doesn't make you immune but that certainly i think means that the attorney general you know should consider the damage you can do to institutions critics. Feel like the punishment for speaking out is that you're gonna have your records gone because i would want. I assume you would want the the car justice department to subpoena if they have grounds the records of republican members of congress who might have had interactions with some of the organizers participates in participants in january six if they have probable cost yes but not just because their opponents of the press and again. I'm saying this from the perspective of someone who knows. I did not leak so it makes it very much concerns me that my records were looked at When there's not a more likely than not scenario where i would have leaked. So i wanna take us back if i can't the first impeachment now so one of the criticisms especially that was raised by the republicans during that first impeachment was that it was baked in advance. Basically that the democrats had intended to impeach donald trump. From the minute. He was sworn into office that you were laying in wait for any sort of minor error that he might commit. That could justify impeachment thinking about that criticism. I'm wondering if the republicans take congress back in two thousand twenty two. Do you anticipate that. They will impeach joe biden. No we impeach. I can't predict what they will do. But i know that speaker pelosi laid this out in. The book was very careful to make sure that we had consensus. Among the congress. There was a call for impeachment. The second donald trump was elected from some of my colleagues in speaker. Pelosi was very careful to make sure that we only would do so if we had evidence reason to do so. Do you think that the current leadership of the republican party has that same sense of restraint that nancy pelosi did as you say in two thousand seventeen and no. I don't think kevin mccarthy has any core set of principles or integrity. That would restrain him. But i was in. I put it on the book. I was one of the i was a presidential candidate. As much of this conduct was coming out. And i was one of the last presidential candidates to call or donald trump's impeachment because again as a former prosecutor i wanted to apply the rigors of evidentiary law to this case to make sure that we actually did have the goods. If we're gonna move forward and the impeachment of donald trump won foreshadowed. What was going to come. Which was in impeachment. One he was trying to rig the election before it happened by putting dirt on his opponent and impeachment to he wasn't willing to accept the outcome of the election and was used willing to use violence instead of you know bribery to determine the outcome it and so I don't regret at all that. We impeach him if anything. I regret that we didn't do more oversight of donald trump and others. I regret that. We didn't teach bill bar and i was calling for that if you recall throughout the bar days that We should we should impeach bar before we impeach trump for what he had done with the muller report and the lies that he told the congress around the report. But don't you think given the the fervor of the republican base arguing for you know Focusing for example on on one hundred biden's business dealings and whether or not joe biden knew about them the fact that the many republicans have already filed articles of impeachment against joe biden. And what you say is kind of a lack of restraint on the part of kevin mccarthy. Don't you believe that. There's a significant chance in twenty twenty three if the republicans take over control of the house that they will begin legitimately impeachment proceedings against joe biden. Oh yes there's there's serious chance based on the dialogue and statements..
"congressman" Discussed on Skullduggery
"But how do we make sure it does not happen again in. Also it was frustrating. Michael during the impeachment trial we had the pressure coming down on us of a senate that understandably had to confirm joe biden's cabinet and his appointees and so there were constraints on us in that regard. There was the recognition that if donald trump in others refuse to testify at the senate trial we would spend years in court. Litigating those subpoenas in. I'm liberated from that in my lawsuit. I don't have those time constraints and time pressure and really in my pursuit of accountability. I'm not limited by that to get the truth by the way. What is the judgment that you're asking for here. I mean are you asking for like a sort of a one dollar judgement. Just symbolically make the point that this is about accountability. Or are you asking for some other kind of remedy. But we're not that state yet. Certainly we alleged the different torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress as well as impeding me from doing my duty and certainly that is one of the prayers for relief as they call them. There could be an injunction. There could be a financial penalty. It's certainly for me is mostly about accountability. And i'll let our loyal our legal team and the judges sort out where that ends up but right now it's really primarily about accountability and if you're tracking where are we right now. Each side is responding to the other side's filings around the motion to dismiss and that seems to be one of the biggest hurdles that we have to clear is to survive. They're motion to dismiss. And then you would go into the discovery process which is essentially you know us seeking evidence in the case seeking depositions from the parties to understand their complete ole. Let me just follow up. Because he's you said something interesting and it's also mentioned in your in your book. Which is the the incredible difficulty that congress has an institution has in getting discovery and in getting information. And your book. You mentioned an incident where a news organization filing a foia request got better access to data than congress. Did you just mentioned in your lawsuit. You're doing it because as as an individual congressperson just as an individual suing you have a better chance of discovery than congress does. I mean it really points out that congress's almost you know enfeebled as an independent investigative organization or entity nowadays is there. Is that a first of all. Do you concur with that kind of assessment of congress's role and is congress doing anything to change. That state reforms are needed. An atom shifts protect our democracy. Act that would essentially create a fast track. Four congressional subpoenas so you cannot don mcgann congress where you know in the spring of two thousand nineteen. The miller report comes out. Judiciary committee seized on mcgann as the central figure. Call him in to testify and it was just about a month ago that we actually were able to get him when all the way up to the supreme court before we were able to negotiate with the department of justice around his testimony. And and that's just wrong that you know when you have abuses of power that are alleged and people are able to just run out the clock. That congress isn't able to conduct its oversight authority that so yes that reform i think is needed also. No i did not file my lawsuit. Because i couldn't get we couldn't get information in the senate under saying because i'm seeking accountability. A benefit collateral benefit of. That is that i believe we will have better than congress did. In seeking discovery. Victoria was asking the kind of process question. About how you get the information but tell us about the information the evidence that you are seeking both in your own lawsuit and having been deeply involved in the impeachment investigation and then having been one of the managers in the senate trial. What is the key evidence. The key information that you're seeking that the american people still need to know about january sixth so sparingly there are a lot of gaps around what was donald trump doing the day of the attack it was. We saw the footage of the insurrection. Tailgate where they're all in the tent watching the footage of the mob moving from the ellipse up to the capital. But you know what was. Donald trump being told by national security and law enforcement officials. What decision points was he. Making regarding sending a what was he told in of course in the days before you know as these questions about should the national guard be dispatched foot limitation. Should they have had and then of course in the weeks before because we know for many many weeks. The trump campaign spent fifty million dollars on. Stop the steel. you know email and digital ads. How much direction was given by donald trump. Because he sent that to am tweets in mid december saying january. Six will be wild. And then there was just this barrage of tweets afterward. So what foreknowledge. Did he have about. Who was going to be there in. Why did he believe it was going to be so wild so we might think that you know that the january six committee that was just created would be a key player in figuring these sort of things out. But at as you've just noted congress's pretty toothless in terms of its ability to pursue subpoenas to be mcgann and if the shift and so. How much can we really expect. This january six committee to be able to uncover given how how handcuffed congresses. At getting information. I will say that they will be a little less tam cuff because now they will be subpoenaing. People who are no longer in office and so some of the protections they had don't exist any further but that doesn't mean they won't let a gate them and it will still take time. Because no i don't think anyone expects donald trump is just gonna walk in on his own accord. I don't think anyone expects that. I pointed out mark short in the book. You know we had a good lead. That marked short wanted to talk. He was mike pence at the capitol that day in sources. Were telling me and others that if you can get short end once you can call witnesses. He would be a good witness to give penn state of mind. Donald.
"congressman" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Is. This is us together on something like we can have a fight on voting rights later. You mentioned the you mentioned the critical thing which is the ability of this committee to get new information. How many times if we set on this podcast that at the end of the day whether you're reporting or you're investigating you need new information to advance the ball and to move the needle and use pick whatever bad metaphor you. You wanna pick. I agree with everything you're saying. My only caveat is you never know when this is true in the reporting that we do you never know when new information might come forth in ways that you least expect them to too much. Time has passed since donald trump was in office. You don't know. If there is someone some whistle blower type who was in the white house at the time who might be able to shed light and might be willing to shed light on what donald trump was doing during those critical hours. And so maybe unlikely but not impossible. And it's part of the reason that you do these high profile investigations because you are looking for opportunities to attract and encourage people to come forward subpoena. We all would love to see. Is the one to kevin mccarthy to testify under oath before the committee about his conversation with donald trump that day which according to congresswoman jaime herrera butler who was debriefed by mccarthy shortly after that phone call trump was completely dismissive of mccarthy's please to call off the mob even sort of allegedly saying something to the effect of. You don't seem concerned about the theft of the election or from me rather than the imminent threat to members of congress that day. I really doubt mccarthy would even honor a subpoena from this committee he will inevitably say it's completely partisan and he's not going to participate in a partisan witch hunt. But maybe just maybe jaime herrera butler the congresswoman from washington republican. Who i said mccarthy had told her all this maybe she'll testify a maybe that will move the ball slightly and who was on the witness list for the democrats during the second impeachment. Trial of trump. Yeah so you know and let me just one other of subpoena or or witnesses who would be great to hear from the january six special committee and that is the people who were mentioned in a recent series of propublica reports which indicates the kind of the closeness of the trump campaign or some of the the members former members of the trump campaign in organizing january sixth rally. And they're kind of ongoing efforts to recruit and be heavily engaged with some of these far right groups who were responsible for the storming of the capitol. I agree with that last thing. Which is you know. You've got the justice department investigation but that investigation is looking at only criminal acts and you had of course the impeachment investigation but that was really rushed and as we were saying all impeachment investigation they just impeach of the centers essentially was no investigation. So this is in some ways the first kind of broad based investigation that has looking at all aspects of what led to january sex. What happened on january. Six and then of course the impact of january danny. You've convinced me it's not going to be a complete waste of waste of special doesn't convince me we've got an excellent guest talk about all this. So let's get to it all right. We now have with us congressman. Eric swale well of california member of the intelligence committee the judiciary committee and author of the new revised paperback endgame inside the impeachment of donald. J trump congressman. Welcome back to skullduggery. Thank you michael. Yeah. we added four chapters and an s to the title right impeachments. Poirot will definitely want to ask you about that. But i want to start out with your lawsuit against former president. Trump rudy giuliani donald trump junior and your republican colleague mo brooks for their role in inciting january six attack on the capital. Now as you know congressman brooks responded yesterday saying he is immune from civil suit because he was acting as a member of congress when he gave his talk at the january six rally. President trump has also asserted immunity. What's your response to their immunity. Claims how to get around. Well what a freeloader. Right i mean this is someone who spends every our he has saying the federal government shouldn't be involved in anyone's life shouldn't give you healthcare. Shouldn't help you get vaccinated. But he's asking for the department of justice to defend him in this lawsuit but he's not immune. He was acting as he said on behalf of a request from the executive branch. So i think he's acknowledging that he is kind of crossing branches to help a executive branch candidate who is hosting a not a official rally but a rally as a candidate. So i i don't buy the immunity defense. He also claims that he would not have done it but for donald trump asking which seems to be the defense that so many of the hundreds of criminal. Defendants who've been arrested have made that. Which again i think points to. Donald trump is being the chief instigator. Assembler insider here but that doesn't mean mo brooks does not own some culpability and so for us. It's really just about accountability and mo brooks is one of the individuals who aimed at mob advocate. That just wouldn't one quick follow up on that. Of course you impeached former president trump over his his role and we had a trial about that. We are now going to have a select committee. That's going to investigate the events of january six. Why file and of course. The justice department has a very aggressive investigation going into the events of january. Sixth why do we need your lawsuit on top of the ongoing investigations by the justice department and congress and the house to have accountability for what happened. Certainly it's accountability. That i want donald trump and others have for what they did to me as i was trying to count every american's vote and have them certified as well as the terror and trauma that i am my colleagues and the police officers suffered so i i don't think one efforts excludes another effort. I don't think you can hold donald trump accountable enough for everything that he's done. And so yes it goes into many realms they're certainly the criminal investigations that are taking place. There was the impeachment trial that convinced me as a manager that donald trump was responsible. There's the select committee which will also look at not only how this happened..
"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 Swing Left - How We Win
"Congressman ted lieu represents california's thirty third congressional district. He is serving in his third term in congress and currently sits on the house judiciary committee and the house foreign affairs committee representative lewis also a former air force officer and currently serves as a colonel in the air force reserves in congress. Ted is a leader on the environment. Cybersecurity civil liberties government ethics and veterans and on twitter. He is a leader in combating the gop with truth and a healthy dose of shade. Thank you for that and congressman lou. Thank you so much for helping us kick off season two of how we win. Thank you honored. Be with you today. The honor is ours. Yeah we have a lot to talk about but before we do. You have a couple of sons. We're starting to see the light at the end of the covid tunnel here. How is your family. How's everyone doing coming out of the pandemic. everyone is doing great. I'm very pleased that my younger son just finished his second vaccination with pfizer nice. How old is he a. He is about to be sixteen They've authorize for twelve and older. Yeah yeah it's exciting. We're going to a movie this weekend because we're all fully vaccine. Vaccines a great very cool. At this point we usually ask guests. What their first. Memory of being civically engaged was But i want to ask you when you first became a twitter warrior. Basically you're one of the few have been able to best donald trump on his favourite platform. So i actually started twitter when i was in a california state. Legislature budget pose rash about food And those are interesting platform. It really didn't take off until a few years ago. And i was of surprised because i remember talking to my staff one day saying you know it's not like i'm doing magic just telling the truth but i guess there was a hunger for the truth because of our falsehoods coming from the trump administration. And that's really what started. Just the view that i had that if donald trump going to make twenty seven allies in a week amir cout try to call out our twenty. Seven is very very effectively. And you continue to do that with your air quotes for listeners. Colleagues in the house right now. Let's talk about the work that you're doing First of all last week there was a filibuster to tempt at the january..
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