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"david miranda" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Bryan Burrough Steeper Trant in for ended of Lantus this afternoon. It looks like the votes are in and the U. S. House has voted to impeach the president of the United States For the second time. We just got a special report from WGN TV, and it looks like they're starting to wrap things up, but the House speaker came in gaveled. It looks like it's a done deal right now, at this point, and so for the second time President Trump eyes has now been in peace tally was 2 32 to 1 97, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats, so that was the additional Republican. Then, from the last time that we spoke, and Kim, I know that David Miranda was back there and and he had listened in on Congressman Kinzinger is call this afternoon. I didn't know if you had any sound from that at all that we might be able to hear. Look, I'd love to hear. Maybe you could kind of tee it up a little bit since I haven't had a chance to see it. What? What It was that he had to say today. Um, yeah, let's see, he said, um and remember, this is the one Republican in the state of Illinois who voted for the impeachment of president. And surprisingly, before we get to the cut, Danny Davis voted no. Denny. Denny. Dale annoyed Congressman Danny Davis, who's a Democrat. Voted no for impeachment today. All right, so maybe see Rodney Davis was a no vote. So Danny Davis is well bear. Yeah, OK, all right. Yeah, Well, what was it that Kinzinger had to say today? Okay, here. Let's listen in politics was created to prevent violence and we're obviously broken. Let's make this work again. Let's make politics great again. He's been a big critic of President Trump over the last couple weeks. We know that and he's taken a lot of flak from Republicans who are in support of the president over some of the things, he said. It'll be interesting to see what his play is moving forward. I know a lot of people have speculated. Maybe he's eyeing a run for the governorship. Maybe he's attempting at some point to run for a Senate position, make himself seem more moderate in one form or another in the state of Illinois. But kin zingers voice has been allowed one and it's been picked up and I need to correct myself. You were right. That was Rodney Davis, not Danny Davis. I looked at the saw Davis and just The wrong name One in my head. We got a lot of Davis's Yes. So our understanding right now is Kinzinger is the only public and all of the Democrats did vote to impeach the bird friend. What do you think It's another historic day? We've said that for the time in two weeks, you know what's weird about it, Ryan? Is it Z? It's earth shattering in some ways, and it's just seems so routine and others and that's kind of its. We've become so numb to all of this that Ah lot of the we've lost the sense of gravity. I think Because we've been so off kilter for so long. I mean the same thing with last Wednesday. I've been saying for a long time now for a week that I think a lot of us. It hasn't sunk in just how significant that is. I mean, that's Boston Tea Party stuff. I mean, you know, that's the stuff that you read about in history books that happened to us a week ago. And now here we are, with first time ever sitting president impeached for a second time, and in the meantime, you have vaccines that are being put into people's arms. Maybe at a rate that we want to see. Expand greatly greatly. Yeah, I think the last numbers we saw about 25,000 in the state of Illinois are getting it every day, which is Ah, good news but could be better and we know that the next administration really wants to pull said even some moves by this Trump administration on the way out to try to bolster this is as much as possible to get shots and people's arms. You know, that's a really good thing you bring up because I think And that is such a disappointing were in city. I think we thought, you know, let the scientists come up with the vaccine, and we will have developed a program. Once the vaccines air out, baby watch us roll and it hasn't happened and it's we're very disappointed. The infrastructure that we had for testing would just be able to get you just flip the switch and turn that T shots And that's not the case. You know, you've got to find a way to do this in mass quantity. A lot of people still don't know when they're going to be able to kind of like the beginning of the virus When we didn't know how to get the test. It's kind of understandable that you you can't tell. You know, they can tell you is a young fit guy. Well, when you're gonna get your vaccine, but you'd think there'd be a little more Order to it, And I don't mean here particularly, you know, I think you're always doing relatively well compared to some other states. Maybe not like California, Florida, But, yeah, I just thought I just thought we'd see this. You know, the military is in charge of it. I thought we'd see this military sort of precision, and it's not been building great confidence. I don't want your lake County, Illinois person who was able to sign up I live in cook County. I have not had that opportunity even know like if I'll be informed. You know, you hope that someone will come and tap you on the shoulder and say you're up. But I just don't know if that's the case. I think McHenry sportal just opened up his well. So McHenry County you can sign up now. I got an email from Lake County today, saying Not yet. My wife. My wife is a teacher, and she's now in that she's a one beer. So I have this vision that you know, by Valentine's Day, her and all of her teacher friend will be drinking out of the bar and I'll be stuck with the kids at home. Right. Cherish that doesn't last. Yeah, but anyways, the president got impeached today. So that's again. Yeah, but you know, I I'm interested to see what the fall out is from all of this. Is this just going to be a week news cycle, you know, lame duck president. He was on his way out anyways. It's just a thing The Democrats did. You know, kind of throw one more, You know, flame in his direction before he had no more power, Or, you know, is there something more significant to this one of the things that we know this process leads to is the fact that maybe President Trump will no longer be eligible for any public role moving forward, if if that's something he even wanted, Well, he certainly toying with the idea that he wants, and he's been raising money on. Yeah. Over. Cleveland's ran too for he was the Roosevelt did you consecutive Teddy Roosevelt wasn't s O. But, you know, we're talking about the Republicans having to Tear away the scab or try to find their new voice. But you know, if you're Joe Biden you this This is not the way you wanted to come in, either. You know he's going to try to portray himself as a unifier and bring people together. And the capital was stormed. People were killed, You know, storming the U. S capitol trying to stop the electoral college voting count. So you know he's this only makes his job harder too well and he is law, he has fallen out of the news cycle. Right. I've been listening to Kim's newscast. I've been listening to Lawrence newscast. I don't know that we've been talking about Joe Biden and what he's been up to..
"david miranda" Discussed on WGN Radio
"On Chicago's very own. 7, 20, w G and Not just when it comes from the other side of the aisle. So this is representative. I opposed this rushed impeachment. Louise brought forward without a single hearing talking right now from the House floor. This is the debates over the impeachment. Bryan Burrough. We've got Steve Burke Strand in here filling in for an ID of launches this afternoon, and we've been monitoring this Lauren's been monitoring Achim David Miranda from the news room all day long. We've heard my quickly speak Raja Krishnamoorthi Chewy Garcia speak. Obviously all in favor of impeachment. Spend good politics TV. You're hearing both sides, That's for sure. I do want to bring in Joe Khalil's Our Washington D. C correspondent from News Nation. Joe's been following all this for you for us, Joe. Hello. Hi. How are you guys? Good to be with you. How are you doing a little bit of a day? No, I got to say it's been a big blur from the beginning of last week up until now, but You know we're here. We're following it. So I guess the question is good. In the end. How many Republicans they're going to vote for impeachment. We know closer home here. Adam Kinzinger is Liz Cheney. As well. I think I saw the numbers highest five, but another is predicting that there will be more. What's your read on that show? So we think At this point there was AH Republican congressman from Michigan who just this afternoon was considering it will sort of walking back and forth on go. That would make six and we're still not exactly confirmed on whether or not he's going to be a impeachment vote. But, you know, I think we're gonna probably see In the ballpark of anywhere between five and 10, just based on what we've heard, there's always a possibility that that number is higher simply because you don't always get to every single member or you know, 435. I could tell you privately. What? When you talked to a number of these guys when they bring up objections as to why they may not vote for impeachment. It's almost never defending the president's behavior and his role in this riot last week. It's it's typically You know, we don't have the time. This isn't the right process for having just 10 days left in office or what have you so that's what we're hearing from Republicans and why I think we might. You know, see a couple of more, but either way, it is significant that this is not just going to be a Democrat impeachment. This is going to be bipartisan. I've also heard the argument from Republicans that moving forward with this wood would prevent the country from healing that this would essentially rip that same Wound open that we saw one week ago. Yeah, and not only Republican members in the House and Senate but also vice President. Pence last night sent a letter saying, you know he's not going to invoke the 25th amendment with the Cabinet and removed President Trump would have been main reasons He gazes that it doesn't do anything to hell. The nation. Now you're gonna have Democrats who has talked to many times that say, you know. Oh, that's rich. You You want to talk about unity and not dividing right now. What about the last four years? With every single tweet that the president has sent, you know, which has been at the heart of the division that we see now, so that's you're certainly right. We're hearing that a lot from Republicans and you hear the rebuttal from Democrats on the other side, saying, you know, it's a little too late now to be talking about things that unite as opposed to divide the country to go back to this idea that the Republicans won't defend the president, but they won't vote to impeach him, they said. Because it's not. There's not enough time and I get that there's not enough time. But that seems that seems pretty like a pretty good political answer, right? It gives them cover to Ah, not vote for impeachment, but you know, still go home to their voters. Yeah, that's right, And it's it's away toe not have to answer. The question is what he did impeachable. I talked to another Midwesterner. Actually yesterday, Bill Johnson, a congressman from Ohio, was a Republican. And I tried to nail him down and I said, Look, forget about timelines. If the president had three years left in office, and this happened would you vote to impeach him? And his answer was well, I don't answer hypothetical, which is a pretty common answer among you know, lawmakers and I said, But I just Not hypothetical. Let's talk about what actually happened. Just the action now had medical. It happened inside it, you know, playing a role and inciting this thing. Is that an impeachable offenses? Yes or no? And you know, I didn't get a clear answer either way, so that you're right. You're absolutely right. That is saying Look, we only have a couple of days left. It's going to divide the nation. Let's just move forward and let his term expire is a way not to answer that question about the fundamental Hey, at heart, which is, which is the question of why? You know what we're actually doing this? I think it is. It is a way to not to sidestep if you will on DSA. So tell me about Mitch McConnell because overnight it seemed as if he was Opening the door for some sort of action of freeing up his members, or at least you know, lessening his defense of the president. And yet we hear today is not going to call an emergency session. So what do you make of all of that? How is that going to play out? Well, you know, Mitch McConnell. This is sort of ah, master of moving things behind the scenes, So I think what we saw last night was, um, you know, because it wasn't his office directly. But this was an off. You know, anonymous source that that McConnell is pleased with Democrats for moving forward with impeachment because he thinks that allows Party to distance themselves from the president. If Democrats move forward with this, and we did hear from one senator didn't want to be identified. Who said Essentially, if Mitch McConnell is a yes vote on impeachment in the Senate, then you might also have 17 Republicans fall in line, which is the number they need to remove the president. It is significant certainly that Mitch McConnell is I think what he's doing is testing the waters out by just sort of maybe allowing that sentiment a week and then watching the public reaction to it and seeing whether or not Republicans are happy about this. Whether rank and file whether people who were Republican voters all across the country, you know, are frankly pissed about that, or or whether they You know, may accept that as okay. Maybe it is time to, you know, distance the party. Generally from the question, I will tell you, Mitch McConnell was known as somebody who was trying to think 34 steps ahead. You know the good of the party. I mean, that's why his priority for years has been judges, you know? Yeah, I mean, who else runs on? We're going to reform the judicially. You know, That's his number one priority, And it's because he's thinking 23 steps ahead on DSA. That's you know, Typically, that's that's a very characteristic Mitch McConnell thing to do And let's not forget Mitch McConnell was the bad guy in the party. Four years ago. I mean, Trump ran against Mitch McConnell in many ways. Yeah, I think I think Senator McConnell largely blames the president for the Senate majority being lost here. You know, the gavel is going to be removed from Mitch McConnell's hands and very soon we're gonna be calling Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, and I think he largely looks at the president's rhetoric, the president isolating a lot of the moderate voters in Georgia and some other states where they needed Strong showing to keep power in the Senate. And I think that's largely part of the reason you're seeing now. Mitch McConnell okay with distancing himself from president, you know what's interesting about this whole process that we've been watching play out today is there's one noticeable voice that's missing the president's right. Usually in this scenario, least when we saw it the first time there was tweeting..
"david miranda" Discussed on WGN Radio
"WGN. Bryan Burrough. Steve Bertrand. Hey, Steve Ryan. How's your day going? Oh, there's something's going on today. It's unbelievable. Nice thing is we've got Kim back there. David, Miranda and Lauren lab can they're keeping us all filled in as to what's going on in the news room because we've got a lot And, you know, obviously we're keeping track of everything that's going on in Washington D C right now with the impeachment proceedings, and we will dip into that at some point, But first why don't we head down to Springfield and Capital Bureau chief of the CIA? Mark Maxwell? You had yourself quite a day today as well. Mark, haven't you? Dynasty. I don't even know when the day started. When yesterday, stop spending went out around 7 A.m. looks an awful little lighter, But, yeah, we're seeing a lot of things happened quick here down in Springfield. I think it's it's interesting because I've been kind of a sweet been prepping for to talk to you. I wondered, you know, what is the headline going to be? Tomorrow is the headline and granite people don't buy newspapers like they used to, But is it going to be that There is a new house speaker by the name of Chris Welch. Is it going to be that Mike Madigan's reign is over? Or is there going to be something else? Maybe that we're not aware of at this point. Well, Certainly there are those three big headlines right? The first black speaker really History 202 year history. That's significant, and House Democrats spoke about that at great length. Today on the floor and in private but also the other two headlines here are speaking out against stepped aside. Really? Yes. He was forced out by a number of his members of his party that said they wouldn't vote for him. But He had A lot of support Still, and if he wanted to drag this out and delay this fight for the gavel, he could have done that. At some point yesterday or the day before he made the decision. But he didn't have the votes, And instead of digging in for a long flight with his own party, he wanted to step aside and pave the way for somebody else. So there's that story of not again choosing to step aside because the other story the origin here, which is The number of women were the first to come forward and really throw down the gauntlet. Even when they didn't have the numbers and strength in numbers. They still did that and ultimately gained that slow momentum. And first his hand here so Those to me are the three big headlines. So mark that's interesting to me because there was that Tribune story late in the day yesterday that Welch had had police called on him regarding a situation with woman. There was some retribution allegations in other situations. And in this day of me, too, it still was the women in the house. The Democratic women who put him over the top. Just tell me about how the all that played out. Sure. So, of course, As soon as someone starts to ascend the ranks of power, all of their dirty laundry starts to come out. And there were Republicans pushing the story from 2000 to a police report where representative wealth was before he was an elected official was arrested. Most charges were later dropped and domestic altercation he described himself explain himself to the Democratic caucus. In fact, a group of women sort of huddled around him just after that story broke. It was sort of surreal to watch. They clearly wanted an answer an explanation from him. The answer. They got to their satisfaction because in just moments later, several sources that he's got the women clock the women's caucus in his corner, eh? So you have to consider that he Led the charge on several big, important and complicated, sometimes controversial piece of legislation that advanced women's rights when his choice things of that nature, so the women who worked with him these last several years Know him to be somebody who will work for them. And that mattered more to them than some 19 year old recycled story that never ended up being verified in a court of law. Do you expect mad again to stay in the house? You know? He loves his job. The speaker clearly loves what he does. He loves representing people, You know, obviously he's under a cloud of controversy and suspicion with this FBI corruption probe. His speed, his spokesperson tells me today he slurred the oath of office today. Will be in his office in his seat as the representative serving in 22nd District of Chicago. So no longer the speaker as of today, But for now, he expects to stay there. Could there be a resignation later? Perhaps, but I think maybe if he wanted this to be about the new speaker speaker. Well, maybe he didn't want a cloud all of that with his resignation, So it's still possible. That moment comes, But for now it's about the transition of power. Splashy headlines, Obviously, with Welsh and mad again, But can you fill us in a little bit about this police reform bill that passed because I'm seeing a lot of chatter right now from people in law enforcement about what this is and what it will mean. Well, certainly there. That's one of the thing. There's been a lot going on here. And I believe the bill of over 600. Maybe every 700 pages in the early hours of this morning is the Senate passed it over to the house, the house approving it. Just hear the big takeaway. There's a lot of technical changes, but the two big things..
Long lines at Chicago coronavirus testing site as cases spike in Illinois
"Still seeing extremely long lines at covert 19 testing locations, suburban health officials expect lines to get longer. The closer we get to Thanksgiving, according to the Daily Herald State run drive up sites in Arlington Heights and Aurora are averaging more than 1000 visitors a day. Most people getting tested do have symptoms, but health officials say they expect asymptomatic people to seek testing so they can feel safe about gathering with family for Thanksgiving. David Miranda, WGN