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House panel to set impeachment debate rules on Tuesday
"The Judiciary Committee approved these articles what happens next well it was a party line vote for the panel after a very partisan debate and we expect more of the same next week the next stop for the articles is the house rules committee which on Tuesday will set the parameters for the house floor debate this process allows any member of the house to speak before the comedian could go on for hours but there won't be any significant change to the articles before these head to the floor then on Wednesday the full house is expected to begin its debate we expect to see fiery arguments on both sides of the aisle and it remains to be seen in terms of any potential defections that the Democrats could see how United our house Democrats heading into next week's vote semi people are already speculating about defections they are largely United but there are some facing more pressure than under others remember Democrats won the house in twenty eighteen because they picked up seats in districts that trump one I spent the last few days talking to a lot of these members from these moderate districts facing this political pressure some of already come out and said despite the political risk they will vote yes because they must and defend the constitution for example freshman Democrats Susan wild of Pennsylvania and Elaine Luria Virginia have both step down in recent days and already said they will vote yes when this impeachment vote is before the next week others are taking a wait and see approach I spoke to freshman Chrissy Houlihan she's a veteran Air Force officer she's on the verge of making a decision but here's what she's considering she reviews evidence in the inquiry the consistency of the stories that I've heard from all of the people who live willingly step forward on to talk about the situation have has been most striking to me so although many of these folks are taking their time to deliberate we're still expecting the vast majority of them to vote yes on impeachment what about these moderate Democrats in terms of that their districts are they worried that it could hurt them in the next election leaders are telling these members impeachment is a vote of conscience and house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's leaving it up to members to make their own decisions and these members are getting hit on all sides inundated with phone calls from voters and even Republicans hoping to win more democratic defections so some of these members have said they will take the weekend to go over the evidence from the house inquiry meet with constituents re read transcripts and articles of impeachment ahead of announcing their plan here's freshman Democrat Mikey Cheryl she's a a veteran navy helicopter pilot who's taking that extra time to decide I think what people expect for me is to use my experience as a veteran as a federal prosecutor even as a mother and somebody cares deeply about our democracy to make decisions that I think will be in the best interests of our country and of New Jersey and that's what I've tried to do meanwhile we expect Republicans to stick together and they are guaranteeing no defections but these moderate Democrats will be the ones to watch it's a small group but they will draw intense interest the day of this historic vote looking forward to the Senate what can we expect there will of articles are indeed approved in the house the next step is the trial in the Senate already Republicans there have told us that they want a short perhaps two week trial Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on fox last night is working closely with the president and the White House to plot out a potential trial the president the president however said earlier today he's listening to these Republicans but left the door open to a longer trial a new ignition with system a long list for middle of
"elaine luria" Discussed on The Daily
"Is going that seemed like a logical continuation relation of the conversation we had last night I wonder if it feels to you as it does to several of our colleagues here at the time that your statement and the statement of these six others in a very big difference and may have actually broken down. I think it wasn't important statement. I think our party needed to lay out the case and I think to have that case. Come from a group of people that have a history of service to the country that don't have a history of being partisan. I do think that that was a powerful statement. You've heard from people in your district including Republicans but obviously it's far too early to understand how your voters will. We'll come down on this. I wonder does that matter to you. Are you comfortable with the idea that this decision could theoretically cost you your seat in Congress. It matters to me in the sense that I have a vision for the future of this country that I think is important Horton and that I think will help not just new Jerseyans but all Americans so I think it would be a shame if after or twenty twenty we still had president trump in office because I don't think he's been good for this country in that sense. No I'm not totally comfortable with the possibility ability that this will cost me because to me that means. I haven't made the case well enough that I haven't done what I think I am. I think you know other freshmen members that I've Britain op Ed with what the you know the case I think Guilt Cisneros and Jason Crowe and Christie Houlihan and Elaine luria Melissa Slackening Abigail Span Burger and I can make to the American people people about what the president has done and if we don't do that well enough and we lose our seats yeah. I'm not really comfortable with that because I think we have a better vision for the future then then the president does and yet. It's a risk that I think we all felt. We had to take to defend our national security congressman in your letter. You said that if the allegations are true and you emphasized if this is an impeachable offense the way you're talking now. It seems like you're pretty clear that this is an impeachable offense. Do I have that right. Am I missing something I think we have we have a group of of people that have signed onto this op-ed and this is where the group is. I think I am pretty confident that these are impeachable offenses. Now whether that's the decision that we as a caucus Akkas will make that's a different thing and I think there's many things that that will go into that decision for the caucus but I certainly think these actions do represent an impeachable offense.
"elaine luria" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Aircraft hangars to childcare both at home and abroad whose budgets are being gutted in virginia. The four that are losing seventy seven seven million dollars in funding are a naval ship maintenance facility to hazardous materials warehouse projects and a cyber operations facility in a place with such a historic important military heritage where forty percent the economy is related to military funding that hurts both financially and emotionally our community is fabric built them on military veterans and a very healthy <hes> military population here and the hampton roads region so i think there's a general sense of disappointment bruce turk retired from the air force as a colonel last serving at langley air force base which is now being stripped stripped of ten million dollars for that cyber operations and training facility at a time when cyber attacks are one of the greatest threats to national security along with others that will now be ignored says democratic congresswoman elaine luria a retired naval commander district is also affected. I know firsthand from you know having into the the commanders at the basis impact is going to happen that is going to impact mission security not just the security of the nation but those serving it who's priorities orgies. Now may not be addressed. It's like your husband is your neighbor. It's your wife is going on a deployment and you don't want to think that you know there wasn't maintained properly. They didn't have the right tools that they needed to go do their job so it hits home a lot in a community like this where everyone is so tied to the military alex cord c._n._n. Norfolk virginia a lot of those cuts military projects already approved falls along political lines democrats mostly opposed republicans either supportive or just staying quiet about c._n._n. A political director david challenge joins me now to talk about how diversion money might just backfire on the president. The transfer of all the defense department money. I mean it certainly is is a reminder that all along the president was claiming that mexico was going to pay for this wall and we heard that over and over again yeah it was a call and response in the in two thousand sixteen campaign with his most ardent supporters. We've known for some time of course that. Mexico is not going to be paying for this wall. That was really clear from the get go but <hes> remember back in january february anderson the government shutdown over this it was clear mexico wasn't going to pay for this <hes> so that cat was sort of out of bag already but that didn't stop president trump from wanting to pursue the wall. There's also political ramifications in terms of where what military bases are affected but these cuts and to what degree. I'm not sure if the pentagon is gonna be it takes that into account or the white house is going to insist of you know if they're reviewing you know what states colorado florida arizona these cuts are going to take place in yeah and it's not just about the president's own <hes> a re-election effort the politics of that but probably even more dangerous for vulnerable republican incumbents especially running for senate in some of the places you just as mentioned i colorado north carolina all on the list for these cuts projects and they have the most targeted <hes> republican senators by by democrats who are trying to take over control of the senate so there's no doubt in fact even mitch mcconnell spokesperson put out a statement saying that mcconnell wants to review one of the projects in kentucky stuck and make sure that the money is there for it in normal times if a candidate..
"elaine luria" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"So, but she, she tries to get your own way from using the I word doesn't even that's where we started tonight. Right. I think she doesn't want the country to focus, the focus on the house be on impeachment that she'd rather have people focus on the legislative agenda that we are trying to implement and much of which we passed already. So I understand what she's doing a fully agree with their strategy. But again, I think impeachment is, is inevitable always have. And I think the American people if we if we don't impeach bring proceedings you serve as president than impeachment means nothing. So you just you just double down your I-word. You went from impeachment to inevitable that's farther than we've heard from others. Stay. With me Jean as a prosecutor. What do you think hearing all this? It's news to my years, a rose by any other name, still smells sweet, and you can call it impeachment. You can call it an investigation. You can call it anything you want, but I agree with the congressman. We have now started the process of removing the president of the United States. Take a listen to speaker Pelosi and how she was received on the point you raise which is are we on that road or not? And what is her party want? This was at a big very big California gathering that a lot of politicians spoke at take a look. President can't pain, welcome Russian interference in the election. And the report lays out eleven instances of possible obstruction of Justice by the president of the United States. As I tell you this is like coming home for me. You know, Jean it is like coming home. But obviously coming home to a crowd, that wants her to be somewhere else than she is at this moment. Right. Well Ari I'm from Virginia in there to congressional districts, the seventh with congresswoman Abigail span burger and the second congressional district with Elaine Luria, I know both of them and they're in tough districts. They won by a small margin. So speaker Pelosi who I think is absolutely brilliant. She understands that. There are some members of congress that can't use that I word as aggressively as other people with the most respect to the congressman, because we have to go through this thoughtfully and deliberately patients in time, but at the end of the day, whether it's two months or into next year I think it will be at the point where people will have read Damola report. Well, not. And we'll conclude that he needs to be removed, you said or next year. I mean, this is the issue congressman, because I can't see the future. I'm not in these private meetings urine with your, your colleagues, but I do have a calendar and the Iowa caucus and the other primaries begin in the in the start of next year. And it's hard to imagine if you're probably doesn't move by the end of summer early fall that then the trigger would be right in the middle of all that, and part of what you may need as well as this question of who else is going to be compliant witness as opposed to those who are in defiance. It would it would stand to reason to Bob Muller, if he got us a Pena would testify in public. I don't think he's the type to defile though he made his views, his preference clear. Here's your colleague congressman Schiff on what you should do about to take a look. I hope that, Bob Muller understand as painful as it may be as much as it may subject him to further abuse, by the White House. He has a final duty here to perform like any other witness. And if he doesn't subpoena, well, it will be my recommendation. Yes. You agree. I agree. Totally with, with Adam. We have to have Bob Muller testify. We have to have him go through some of the most important points that he made in the report for instance, on the issue of collusion..
"elaine luria" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Thank you have a wall. Absolute knock it down. I'll take the wool for sitting. You think this is a referendum here in the city? That would I do got the greed new dealers the impeach Trumpers, the insanity of the left the open borders, and then the rest of us that work hard play by the rules pair taxes. Yes, we pay them. Whether you like it or not you get your kids. You raise your kids instill values in your kids. You wake them up. Get them dressed make their lunch. Send them off to school work. You fourteen hour day come home exhausted. Maybe on some public transportation. And then the next part of your day is oh maybe spending ten fifteen minutes with your kids. Putting in mislead getting a beer and watching five seconds of TV as long as it's Hannity is it's okay. And then going to bed and the sad part is if they go to school in New York, they get to go onto the Blasios watch have meatless Monday and wonder we're nine hundred million dollars went because his wife can't seem to find it early. Let's get to our phones. Let's say hi to Ryan and Virginia. What's up? Ryan. How are you? Hey, Mr. Hannity is a great place is anybody in Virginia dealing with your Lieutenant governor that's been accused of rape and violence sexual assault. I don't believe. So because he is a democrat and Democrats can do whatever they want and get away with it. Unbelievable. Not. Nobody's nobody's even talking about it anymore. No, no. Nor nor the governor nor any of it. It's just it's it's been twelve hundred ignore it. And oh, Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump. So there you go unbelievable. Anyway, that that's the country. Sean. I am a veteran. I am a conservative. I am a Republican. And I am a convicted felon. I was sentenced to forty months in federal prison. I've been released I'm back in my community. I am working very very hard to make up for what I did and to rebuild my life. What I did was horrible and I screwed up. But I vehemently disagree with Bernie Sanders wanting to allow people that are actively in prison to vote. Because you're being punished you while you're in prison you are being punished. So may ask how many how many years did you spend in prison? I was I actually spent twenty nine months behind bars and then four months in a halfway house. Okay. What was the crime? I don't know what that was what was the crime. That's that's that's my radio 'cause I'm at work. I I'd rather not say, Sean, okay? Probably drug related if I had to guess, are you different how long ago since you've been let out I got out in June of last year of prison. I was let out at the halfway house in October. I have twenty years of probation, and according to Virginia law. I cannot apply to get my rights to vote back until after I've served my my probation. My gun rights are all the same way. I don't care about my gun rights that that's a whole nother subject. But the fact is I'm I'm present in my community. I am a active in my community as I can be. So I should be able to vote for my council men. My mayor my governor who I disagree with my congressperson who I also disagree with because it's now, Elaine Luria and not Scott Taylor. My senators both of whom I disagree with as I said, I'm a Republican that said. Sean, the only reason that somebody should lose their right to vote permanently is if they have committed voter fraud or conspiracy to commit voter fraud other than that, we're I if you're if you've been released you're part of the community. Now, you need to have a chance to rebuild your life. Felons are business owners there. There's a lot of a lot of films that you've never even realize in your community, and they are just as effective by the rules regulations and laws that are proposed and passed by the.
"elaine luria" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"America's First News this morning with Gordon Deal. Me with us. The green new deal came up for a vote in the democrat controlled house. It would have trouble passing. And that's because of the Democrats. It's a story by USA today. Correspondent ledge king ledge. What are you hearing the green you deal came out with a lot of fanfare, it's sort of an aspirational proposal to combat climate change. But at the same time, we make the economy and. Introduce all these social Justice reforms. So it had it had some bows early on. It's it's now interestingly in a situation where the Republicans think it's a big loser coming up to the elections. And so they want to get people on the record voting for it is Mitch McConnell in the Senate wants to do and the Democrats are a bit warier of it. And it even the Democrats control the house. It may never come up for a vote. They're all right. So as you point out, it it seems like there's a kind of a group of Democrats that don't like it. Then there's a group that really don't like it. Well, you know, it's not unlike the this is kind of a microcosm of the issue between the divide between the left and the far left. Not unlike the freedom caucus when the Republicans control the house there between the right and the far right and the left people like Pelosi, the democratic leadership, and even these people who are wary about the green deal said he liked the passion elect the energy the love that the issue is getting such attention because climate change for them. It truly priority. But the thing is that this document is so broad and calls for such upheaval in in in the status quo that they're afraid that voters will indeed come out and say, well, we didn't ask for this. We didn't sign up for you guys to remake the entire economic and social underpinnings of of the of America, we want you to climate change. But we don't want you to do this. So that's kind of like to divide it. They're trying to navigate right now. We're speak with king USA today. Correspondent about his piece entitled biggest obstacle to passage of green new deal. Democrats Republicans I presume will try to tie every democrat to this. Correct. Every democrat they can. And then some there was a there was a a it's sort of a an information page that was put out prior to the resolution coming out about the green new deal in which a talked about things like ending the goal of ending air travel by building out high-speed rail, and and how quote unquote farting cows were going to a a problem because they contributed to a methane, which leads to global warming. And so the Republicans seized on that because of its, you know, the ability to Brandon is such a far out idea that they've tried to use that tied every democrat. They can't so yes, the Republicans think this is a big big winner for them. You point out to the four co chairs of the new democrat coalition's climate change task force oppose the green new deal to wouldn't even vote for it. They said as. Currently written. This this coalition is a group of more moderate Democrats from states and areas that Trump's one or was very competitive. So they have to be careful not to over extend their their positions for fear of not winning reelection. You know, they basically said that they want things that are tangible and achievable in the words of one one congresswoman, Elaine Luria from Virginia. They wanna do things that can happen. They don't want to tie this into this larger social reform movement. So, but they have to be careful because obviously Democrats on the far left also show up to vote, and they could find themselves in trouble. If they don't in some measure embrace the aspects of this lease ledge king USA today. Correspondent..
"elaine luria" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Deal came up for a vote in the democrat controlled house. It would have trouble passing. And that's because of the Democrats. It's a story by USA today. Correspondent ledge king ledge. What are you hearing the green your deal came out with a lot of fanfare, it's sort of an aspirational proposal to combat climate change. But at the same time remake the economy and introduce all these social Justice reforms so it had it had some buzz early on. It's it's now interestingly in a situation where the Republicans think it's a big loser coming up to the elections. And so they want to get people on the record voting for it is Mitch McConnell in the Senate wants to do and the Democrats are warier of it. And it even though the Democrats control the house. It may never come up for a vote. They're all right. So as you point out, it it seems like there's. A kind of a group of Democrats that don't like it. Then there's a group that really don't like it. Well, you know, it's not unlike the this is kind of a microcosm of the issue between of the divide between the left and the far left and not unlike the freedom caucus when the Republicans control the house there between the right and the far right and the the left people like Pelosi, the democratic leadership, and even these people who are wary about the green deal said he liked the passionate like the energy the love that the issue is getting such attention because climate change to them. It truly priority. But the thing is that this document is so broad and calls for such upheaval in in in in the status quo that they're afraid that voters will indeed come out and say, well, we didn't ask for this. We didn't sign up for you guys to remake the entire economic and social underpinnings of the of America, we want you to you know, attack climate change. But we don't want you to do this. So that's kind of like to divide it. They're trying to navigate right now. We're speak with ledge king USA today. Correspondent about his piece entitled biggest obstacle to passage of green new deal. Democrats Republicans I presume will try to tie every democrat to this. Correct. Every democrat they can. And then some there was a there was a a sort of a an information page that was put out prior to the ministry solution coming out about the green you deal in Wichita CT about things like ending the goal of ending air travel by building out high speed rail, and and how quote unquote farting cows were going through a problem because they contributed to a methane, which leads to Goble warming. And so the Republicans seized on that because of its, you know, the ability to branded as such a far out idea that they've tried to use that tied to every democrat. They can't so yes, the Republicans think this is a big big winner for them. You point out to the four co chairs of the new democrat coalition's climate change task force oppose the green new deal to wouldn't even vote for it. They said as. Currently written. This this coalition is a group of more moderate Democrats from states and areas that Trump's one or was very competitive. So they have to be careful not to over extend their their positions for fear of not winning reelection. You know, they basically said that they want things that are tangible energy visible in the words of one one congresswoman, Elaine Luria from Virginia. They want to do things that can happen. They don't want to tie this into this larger social reform movement. So, but they have to be careful because obviously Democrats in the far left also show up to vote and gay could find themselves in trouble. If they don't in some measure embrace the aspects of this nice alleged ledge king USA today. Correspondent..
"elaine luria" Discussed on KOMO
"In this country. Says. Push allegiance horn country, her fellow Democrats, reacting harshly, including freshman, congresswoman, Elaine Luria, who is Jewish and a navy veteran when I entered the United States naval academy. I I took the oath to support and defend the constitution against all enemies. Foreign and domestic is that not enough to prove my loyalty to our nation democratic Minnesota state Senator Ron lattes told NPR he talked to Omar about how she should discuss Israel, even before she was elected. Unfortunately, she keeps repeating the mistakes. So I'm troubled by what appears to be a pattern reflecting an attitude toward Israel, if not toward Jews, but Omar's defenders say she is facing unfair scrutiny and just want to make sure that we are protecting also the right for the first Muslim woman to be in congress and to question legitimately foreign policy towards Israel. Omar herself has been the target of intolerance. Just last week this poster in the West Virginia capital at a GOP day connected. Omar to the nine eleven terrorist attacks the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. The debate over Omar's words, sparking a house resolution this week, but broadened to condemn not just anti-semitism, but also Islamaphobia and white supremacy that resolution passed the house unanimously among Democrats with just twenty three no votes from. Republicans who said Omar should have been directly named in the resolution. We'll be right back after this from our ABC stations. The good news is imagining a better Bank starts with looking at the savings rates. Most banks offer and saying really Capital One is building something.
"elaine luria" Discussed on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
"Ill hunt, Omar became one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to congress, one of the new faces of the democratic house majority. But with that spotlight has come intense scrutiny as comments by Omar about Israel in recent weeks have been perceived as antisemitic sparking a debate dividing, the Democratic Party over what constitutes anti-semitism, and one is legitimate, political speech. Cars woman speaker. Plus, he says it's up to you. If you want to explain your comments at all it started with a February tweet in response to a story about the House Republican leader threatening action over Omar's criticism of Israel. It's all about the Benjamins baby she declared she soon apologized for using age old stereotypes of Jews using money to buy influence, but then more controversy after Omar questioned the loyalties of American Jews who support pro Israel lobbying groups. In this country. That says is okay from equal to push for allegiance to afford country. Her fellow Democrats reacting harshly, including freshman, congresswoman, Elaine Luria, who is Jewish and a navy veteran when I entered the United States naval academy. I I took the oath to support and defend the constitution against all enemies. Foreign and domestic is that not enough to prove my loyalty to our nation democratic Minnesota state Senator Ron lattes told NPR he talked to Omar about how she should discuss Israel, even before she was elected. Unfortunately, she keeps repeating the mistakes. So I'm troubled by what appears to be pattern reflecting an attitude at least toward Israel if not toward Jews, but Omar's defenders say she is facing unfair scrutiny and just want to make sure that we are protecting. King. Also, the right for the first Muslim woman to be in congress and took question legitimately foreign policy towards Israel. Omar herself has been the target of intolerance. Just last week this poster in the West Virginia capital at a GOP day connected. Omar to the nine eleven terrorist attacks the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. The debate over Omar's words, sparking a house resolution this week, but broadened to condemn not just anti-semitism. But also Islam a phobia and white supremacy that resolution passed the house unanimously among Democrats with just twenty three no votes from Republicans who said Omar should have been directly named in the resolution..
"elaine luria" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"So final minute or so we'll focus on on twenty twenty what candidate on the democratic side has the farthest go, you think to earn the support of teachers unions you specifically asked about Cory Booker why? So Cory Booker is someone who has been on the education reform side of the the pendulum or scale, I guess on on the democratic side on the other side of the teachers unions his his record as mayor of Newark, pushing some education reforms he supports school choice. You actually worked closely with education now education secretary, Betsy DeVos when she was working on school choice issues as a as a private citizen. That you heard Randi implies that there's would-be concerns for for teachers unions while he has this mainly those problems with teachers unions. I think. From the rest of the field is really wide open. I don't know that there's a favorite candidate of teachers unions right now, it's huge field. So it's it's hard to. We'll have to see what happens. Yeah. I again, I agree with everything. Michael just said. Teachers unions are huge factor and democratic primaries they come with. I mean, the two national teachers unions AFC and the national Education Association. They have more than five million members. There were huge. They can get out the vote. They are very they're going to be a very deciding factor in who makes it through here and the twenty twenty election and someone like Cory Booker. Poses a problem for them because of his background on education and school choice, even you know private school choice. So it will certainly be interesting to see I think the thing here to watch though is how the teachers unions evaluate candidate who could beat a President Trump versus a candidate who who's education agenda alliance with their own. And in our last thirty seconds. You mentioned war-chest it was about twelve million dollars that AFC spent in in two thousand eighteen do you think they'll match that exceed that what are your thoughts? If you had to guess today. I would say they'll probably exceed that. I think that's right. I think as you heard ready say following the supreme court decision and Janice. Unions are more political now than than they were before. I think when you have a wide open democratic primary field those coveted endorsements. Mean a lot. But from the teachers unions, I think you'll see them go go pretty big the cycle. But we'll have to end up there. We'll see what happens. Lauren camera and Michael strafford. Thanks so much for joining us for newsmakers this week. Thanks for having. Thanks. The one hundred sixteenth. Congress will have over one hundred new members of the house and Senate five represent the state of Virginia. Democrat Elaine Luria was elected to Virginia's second congressional district, which is home to a number of major military. Installations on the state's southeastern coast, MS Lereah is a naval academy graduate and one of the first women to attend the US naval nuclear power school. She retired from the navy in two thousand seventeen she and her husband now owned a boutique called the mermaid factory which sells mermaid and Delfin figurines in fifth district. Republican Denver Riggleman is a former US air force intelligence officer and national security agency contractor he retired from the intelligence community to open a distillery outside Charlottesville. He previously had run for governor in two thousand seventeen but dropped out of the race prior to the Republican primary. The other Republicans joining Virginia's congressional delegation is Ben Klein who early in his career. Served as chief of staff to the man, he succeeds in Virginia's sixth congressional district. Retiring House Judiciary committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte. Mr. Klein also wants ran a sales and marketing firm in addition to being a public prosecutor and attorney in private practice. He's also served in the Virginia house of delegates since two thousand two democratic Abigail span burger will represent Virginia's seventh district MS span burger is a former postal inspector and CIA officer. She later worked for a company now called E A. B enrollment services which helps colleges and universities.
"elaine luria" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"To three WD K. Some members of the democrat leadership's own party are now saying it's time for them to get to the table, and strike some kind of deal Democrats having a bear. Perhaps second thoughts about what's going on between the president and their leadership perhaps feeling that now is the time to offer some kind of a concession perhaps centrist dims are saying that Pelosi ought to get to the bargaining table. A group of those centrist House Democrats eager to end the shutdown and the. The political posturing their pressing speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi to counter the president's immigration proposal with our own potential compromise. The group led by Elaine Luria of Virginia's asking the California Democrat Nancy Pelosi to offer Mr. Trump a vote on his border wall sometime in February. If he signs a Bill reopening the federal government, according to a draft copy of a letter obtained by the news organization politico, so they're saying offer some kind of vote within the next month. If the president will agree to open the government that sound like a workable compromise to anybody out there. Eight hundred nine two three nine three eight five eight hundred nine to three w d d k dial that number if you wanna be on the John McCullough show. So there is that we'll talk more about a give more details in the moments ahead here in our own area right now. We have some who are dealing with the idea that certain people worked for the government in our area, and they need some economic support Beaumont hospital. One of the fine hospitals here in our.
"elaine luria" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The one hundred sixteenth. Congress will have over one hundred new members of the house and Senate five represent the state of Virginia. Democrat Elaine Luria was elected to Virginia's second congressional district, which is home to a number of major military. Installations on the states, southeastern coast, Missouri is a naval academy graduate and one of the first women to attend the US naval nuclear power school. She retired from the navy in two thousand seventeen she and her husband now own a boutique called the mermaid factory which sells mermaid and Delfin figurines. In the fifth district. Republican Denver Riggleman is a former US air force intelligence officer and national security agency contractor he retired from the intelligence community to open a distillery outside Charlottesville. He previously had run for Virginia governor in two thousand seventeen but dropped out of the race prior to the Republican primary. The other Republicans joining Virginia's congressional delegation is Ben Klein who early in his career served as chief of staff to the man, he succeeds in Virginia's six congressional district. Retiring House Judiciary committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte. Mr. Klein also wants ran a sales and marketing firm in addition to being a public prosecutor and attorney in private practice. He's also served in the Virginia house of delegates since two thousand two democrat Abigail span burger will represent Virginia's seventh district span burger is a former postal inspector and CIA officer. She later worked for a company now called E A B and Roman services which helps colleges and universities developed more diverse student bodies and democrat Jennifer Weston was elected to Virginia's tenth congressional district. Ms Dennis served as a public prosecutor and attorney in private practice. She was elected to the Virginia Senate in two thousand thirteen new congress new leaders watch it all on C span. Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker delivered. The keynote address at a Heritage Foundation of it yesterday on the religious freedom restoration act. The acting attorney general opened his remarks by commending attorney general nominee William bar for doing quote exceptionally. Well, in his Senate Judiciary committee confirmation hearing the previous day. His remarks are about an hour. He's introduced by heritage president Keiko, James. Welcome. We're delighted to have you here today. This is a particularly important day for me. I remember twenty five years ago being involved in the fight to get this done. And so to be here to celebrate. With you today is so important. Like, all of you. I have a deep appreciation for the fundamental freedoms that we share as Americans are great experiment in liberty has thrived through times of war. And he's our nation is governed, according to the longest surviving constitution in world history because the founders designed ever public to last to be immune from the passions of partisans and resistant to the schemes of power seeking factions. They enumerated our freedom. So there would be no mistake about where the government was not welcome to tread principal. Among these freedoms is our first liberty religious freedom. That is what we here to discuss. And to celebrate today as we Mark the twenty fifth anniversary of the religious freedom restoration act. Most of you here likely understand the circumstances that led congress to pass. The religious freedom restoration act, and we'll hear more from our distinguished speaker. And the panel that follow. So I'll only say of very few words about that. The country was very different twenty five years ago. A coalition from across the ideological spectrum, including everyone from Nadine Strossen by the ACLU to Mike Farris, who is now CEO of alliance defending freedom came together to bolster freedoms that were limited by an unfortunate supreme court decision. The religious freedom restoration act was passed unanimously in the house of representatives and ninety seven to three in the Senate. Boy have times changed. I wish we could get that kind of bipartisan support today for something. That is so important like this. The political left has actively worked to undercut our freedoms from its demand that Christian colleges Catholic nuns and even the March for life provide abortion, inducing drugs and their insurance plans to attacking the freedom of small business owners and faith-based ministries to live and work, according to their faith. The left has proven no itself is not a freedom for this liberty that we're here to celebrate today. But thankfully, this administration has already reversed a number of the previous administrations attacks on the freedoms. How founders promised to every American and we are confident that the chief law enforcement agency in our nation. The department of Justice will defend not ignore the constitution and the freedoms protected under the religious freedom restoration. Act. We are so honored to have with us today. Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker he understands how important it is to safeguard our freedoms and enforce the laws of our land. He answered the call to serve during one of the most crucial moments in recent history prior to becoming acting attorney general Mr. Whittaker acted as chief of staff to attorney general Jeff Sessions. He was appointed. By the US appointed as the US attorney for the southern district of Iowa on June fifteen two thousand four by then President George W Bush previously. He was a managing partner in a very prestigious law firm based in Damola, Iowa, he was also the executive director. For fact, the foundation for accountability and civic trust between two thousand fourteen and twenty seventeen Mr. Whittaker graduated with a master of business. Administration juris doctor and bachelor of arts from the university of Iowa where he also played three seasons as tight end for the Hawkeyes football team, please join me in welcoming attorney acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker..
"elaine luria" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Center or who've been waiting a more than thirty days. Unfortunately parts of our country, especially rural areas, there's a shortage of doctors in the private sector as well. So. While while did able to refer these patients out of this particular veteran to an emergency room closer to her. That's won't always solve the problem. But that is an appropriate use of the choice. What's your view of the use of medical marijuana and the VA system? Well, I believe that. That the VA should be able to do research. Currently it's not able to do research into cannabis and how it can serve as an alternative to say. Opioids and I fully support legislation that would free up the VA to be able to do that research, and we should base our medical treatment song on science and clinical research and under current law. V is not permitted to do that. And that's wrong and the veterans who report anecdotally that able to manage their pain with cannabis rather than taking opioids we should be listening to them. And we should be trying to validate or not or find out the research validates their experience less than five minutes left. What's another priority that you haven't had a chance to talk about? VA twenty thirty. That's a that's a. A report that I wanna see the committee investigating right? Where were the what is the VA gonna look like in ten to twelve years with the change in VA population? How can the VA be positioned to best serve increasing numbers of women veterans increasing number of minority. Veterans we know that women don't utilize their benefits the same rate as a male counterparts. So we need a VA in all aspects. Whether it's healthcare utilization that education benefits. Really that removes the barriers to diverse veteran population being able to use them. I also wanna talk to you briefly about. The GI Bill GI Bill. There are issues with for profit colleges and the for profit college industry. Being very predatory with our veterans and veterans are finding themselves spending down their John Doe benefits through heavy marketing and marketing and outright, the south marketing and. Getting degrees that they can't use or credits that they can't transfer and I'll be addressing the student veterans of America this weekend. This is a huge issue. And American taxpayer deserves more they deserve they deserve to see their resources being used. Well, it's a very generous benefit. And I hate seeing our veterans preyed upon Robert Welke doing a good job as secretary. Well, it's it's too early to tell I just had a conversation with them. I. He's only been a few months on the job time will tell and it's too early. It's too early to give me a render judgment. What's your relationship? Like with ranking member Phil Roe while it's always been very cordial and. I've worked well with him in the past. And we've always had a bipartisan cordial environment at the veterans affairs committee. I expect that to continue did you serve in military. I did not serve in the military. And but I do have a district that isn't a county that has the eighth largest population by county in the country. I've had great uncles who served fame four hundred and forty second infantry battalion. During World War Two even as their as their relatives were in internment camps. There's a proud legacy there of knowing that I would not be here as a congressman. If it were not for migrate uncles who who stepped up and served in demonstrated. The loyalty of Japanese Americans during World War Two my own brother was here for my swearing. He's a former army and retired police detective from Raleigh the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. So I I do consider myself to have strong connections to military service members in our final minute. This new congress wants again is fewer veterans than the previous congress. What is that decline meant for the institution? Well, I would prefer to talk about the the numbers of young veterans who are joining the congress. And while they're while the total number of veterans at this moment. Is is declined relative to the numbers of veterans. We have seen serving the congress since World War Two and the post civil war era. Is true that the absolute numbers are just not the not equal to those numbers. But I believe that this congress will be invigorated by the voices of women veterans like Mike, and Cheryl Elaine Loria as well as. Colin. Pennsylvania. New member serving on your committee. I know Elaine Luria is seeking to serve on the committee. I know that. Already have veteran members actually max rose from from Long Island wants to serve on the committee and bugging me. I can't remember this name from from Pennsylvania. Plenty of new members still to get this is not a new member he wanted special election, and I'm just thinking on his name. The. What I can tell you that they're bringing young fresh perspective of our Iran, Afghanistan veterans, and that is going to be so important to setting our agenda for this congress, Mark Takano, chairman of the house veterans affairs committee Carter lamb, I got it. Sorry, I'm sorry. I was blinking. Glad we got that in. Thanks for your time. This morning there. Thank you. You're listening to our programming lineup from Sunday on C span radio WCS PFM Washington coming up now as C span radio brings you replace a five network TV talk shows beginning with NBC's. Meet the press on C span radio WCS PFM Washington. This.
"elaine luria" Discussed on Minority Korner
"I have the number somewhere they've already on their measures. They've already voted to redraw their districts. I love it. And Michigan is doing a really which Michigan is a swing state and Michigan. This young woman. She led the charge for this measure, and they're going to be having four Democrats, four Republicans and five independence redrawing the districts. I love it. Just these little regular citizens, which I think we need to do. Eight. Kansas elected, its first democratic governor since nineteen seventy five. Yeah. Yeah. Beating out Chris co BAC who he champion probably one of the most restrictive voting laws in the country. Well, he'd lead president Donald Trump's voter fraud commission, which we talked about which was found nothing. Yeah. Laura. Laura kelly. Ooh, I Elaine Luria. She won in Virginia and high did phone baking for her on Monday. Part. Yeah. I got I got involved little sought out to phone banking. I I was definitely like I I was I didn't want to do it. But I was like I need to get involved phone making by friend of mine. He threw a party party. There were six of us gaze at an apartment. Calling be swing states. People knew where they're pulling station were. Yeah. Yeah. And so now I feel motivated because now I'm like, okay now, I know phone making I want to host a fun being party. You can do a swing left dot org. They.
"elaine luria" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Thin margin to the second most expensive race of the country over one hundred million spent seventy five billion eat outside money, and what felt like a generally. Election where everything was at stake. Jared Jeff monosso Claire mccaskill headquarters in Saint Louis, Missouri. Again, the Fox News projection that mccaskill will lose two Republican attorney general Josh Harley another major race call. We are now making the Fox News decision s projecting democrat Andrew gillum will fall short in his bid to become Florida's first African American governor losing the Republican former congressman Ron the Santa's who has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump. Here's another race callers is we bring back in. Josh Kraushaar, our as we talk about control of the house of representatives, and how this is really a showing the democratic strength in the suburbs. This in Associated Press race call. But democrat Elaine Luria in Virginia, the feeding the incumbent Scott Taylor again in a battle of sort of the suburb. Urbs and in the rural part of the state, and I should add that these victories are by very accomplished women. This is a pink wave as much as a Blue Wave in the house. So Luria in span burger winning Republican held seats in the suburbs in Virginia Lizzy Fletcher, who is alerting attorney a very good candidate knocks off John Culbertson. According to this press in that Houston suburban district. You're you're seeing a whole bunch of women being elected. I think my my my colleague at the cook political report Dave Wasserman reported that we'll see more women than ever before in the US house of representatives after twenty eighteen no matter how the few these handful of races ended up breaking at the end. So this is a Blue Wave of the house there. There's certainly a lot of new fresh faces coming to Washington a lot of women coming to Washington. But in the Senate, it's it's the flip side of that the Republicans. Now, you know, they could get up to four seats. They could pick up four additional Senate seats. Depending on what happens in Zona, depending on what happens in Nevada, Missouri. The huge huge win big pickup or Mitch McConnell. I mean, this is this is a race that looked closer the Claire mccaskill might be closing at the end. But but the Trump's rally to to rallies in the final week or two in Missouri and made a big difference and these red states, they still like President Trump a whole lot, and they want to elect Republicans who reflect their values, and we talk about the importance of Republicans controlling the Senate because one thing that we have seen is even with this control. This fifty one forty nine seat control. It has kept to a certain extent some of the president's agenda in check because you you had to worry about just one defection if they'd grow this majority, obviously losing some of the more moderate Republicans. Whether it be Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins becomes a little bit less stressful. Not only that Jared, but Republicans can now look ahead to the future. And think that the Senate is now likely going to remain in their hands for for quite some time. And I don't want to get ahead of ourselves. But if they get three it looks like they're very likely to get at least three seats, maybe four that gives them. Fifty four Senate seats in two thousand nineteen Alabama's gonna be up in twenty twenty that that's a very likely Republican pickup in two thousand twenty. So that gives Mitch McConnell, basically a five seat cushion in. And you look at these these red state Democrats were sort of the insurance policy for for Democrats say that, you know, the map was always tough to smaller states are more conservative and Republicans have been doing well as as we've gotten more polarized as a country, and it's gonna be really hard for Democrats to take back the Senate. This is now looking like a something of an insurance policy. If things go south for the Republican party in two thousand twenty all right as we said it is now after eleven o'clock here on the east coast. So polls closed and forty nine of fifty states, including California where there are still a lot of congressional. Races. We are going to be looking at closely that will tell the tale about how large this democratic majority is in the United States house of representatives. Stay with us. We'll have answers we think when we come back. You're listening to America's election headquarters coverage of the twenty eighteen midterm elections on FOX News Radio. The most watched midterm election in the country. One of the reasons I'm here in Indiana is because this is going to be the state to watch fought hard. The least effective democrat nasty Joe Donnelly, Mike can even name a single democrat. He would work. That's not the case. Those are the fact he can't deny that you picked a winner. Mike. Senator downli called me about fifteen minutes ago. We fight hard. You wanna win? What happens to make your case happens here? Ninety reason we invented things like same day delivery and PB and J in the same jar. We.
"elaine luria" Discussed on Thunder Radio
"Will have more results as soon as possible. Hopefully grant Ogle's coming up soon. So stay with us as we continue to work the election at an election commission office in Manchester. I'm lucky four thunder radio central Pennsylvania district that is usually fairly reliably red. Yes. I mean, it's very tight right now. And it could go either way. But the very fact that it could go either way tells you a whole lot go back to Virginia for a second. The lot of folks were looking at four races in Virginia. They were looking at the Comstock waxen race, which has gone blue. They were looking at the Riggleman Coburn race, which is gone read. But. Now another of those four races, which is actually gone blue and flipped to seat Virginia Beach. Representative Scott Taylor who had ethical issues he has lost to Elaine Luria in that race. It's another flip. And if this Dave brat Abigail spam burger race goes blue. And right now span burger, the democrat is leading that would mean three out of those four contested races in Virginia will have gone blue. And what does that say a lot of people are looking to Virginia for signs of what may happen with the entire house of representatives. And I also wonder I have to run the math. Whether that would mean that the majority of Virginia's congressional delegation would be democratic is that right? I'd have to I don't want to say for certain. But it looks like it's possible just point out that right now in the seventh district of Virginia Abigail span burger enjoys a point seven percentage point margin of well, a lead over incumbent Republican Dave brat. And in the second district, we do project it, Elaine Luria will defeat represented. Scott Taylor who won his election last time around by twenty three points. And I do think your point here is that for Julia is increasingly turning blue as I say, light, blue or baby. Blue looks like out of those eleven seats right now, six of them, maybe democratic with one still possibly to go the Old Dominion, and as we moved back to Pennsylvania Republicans did pick up a win in the fourteenth district guy Russian Thala. I believe is his name defeated the democrat there so rather handy win. But again, this looks like a race that the end they expected to pick up here. So but Democrats are picking up here. I want to go back to Virginia for just a minute because you're so familiar with the Commonwealth down there. But you know, for those who aren't kind of lay out the political geography of the state because it's such a massive Commonwealth. We should probably jump in as we project. CBS news projects in the key state of Texas Ted Cruz Victor there in the Senate race. Defeating his democratic challenger Beto. Rourke CBS news projects that Ted Cruz will be reelected to a second term representing Texas in the Senate. All right. Well, let's change gears. Lenny let me ask you a little bit about that. This was a case where you know, we talked about this a little bit earlier Democrats loved Beto Aurora younger people loved him. They love the message that he brought moderate Democrats said he's great. But could he reach across to some middle of the roaders out there because they were worried that if he didn't he might not be able to pull out the win. And it seems like they're worries have come to pass. Well, the other thing is let's let's face it at this point. Texas has a red state look at the governor's race. It's a big landslide victory on behalf of incumbent governor, Greg Abbott, and so for to the notion that Beto O'Rourke could have beaten Ted Cruz. It was a hail Mary pass on his part. But the very fact that he has come this close and the margin may be small perhaps two at most three percentage points tells you a what a good race. He ran and be how he might have had what Stephen port are called earlier some coattails that brought other candidates. Other blue candidates in his wake potentially to upset some Republican incumbents in the house. So I mean as you as you mentioned, and this is not this is not a single, you know, season process. This is an idea that the state of Texas somehow as it evolves turns purple before it can make that Blue Wave. So again, a lot of people are going to take heart with what happened here. And it's demographic change. It's you know, urban centers that have been growing bringing in new people from the north and other parts of the country far more Latinos than than have been in Texas before. So it's a state influx. It's still red moving purple. And let's go right now to CBS's Wendy Gillette in Houston at Ted Cruz headquarters, we need the news just came down. You must be happy room. Actually, I'm not no one here in the room knows anything at this point. They're watching. They haven't read the world, Wendy. Well, I guess I should right. Channel. I could stand on stage right now and people would have a heart attack. Yeah. Only word right now is about a half hour ago. There was an announcement here at the Hilton Houston where incumbent Republican checkers is holding a party man told the crowd of my along night, maybe people sort of brought their sleeping bags something. Definitely don't have the word here. One hundred two are gathered here, very enthusiastic animated cited. Benny crew signs, and tens and are wearing red clothing. I even fall little baby girl with a fancy readdress and other people are dressed in red white and blue I focus Paul Perez, the director of the national border patrol council. The group endorsed Cruz press has people saw what is on the border every day. Well, maybe now they're getting. No, not yet. The different race. Anyway. That group the border patrol group endorsed Cruz, and Fred says if people saw what is on the border every day, they would want immigration reform. He says it's area south Texas is five thousand up. Certainly let you monitor that CBS's Wendy Gillette in Houston Ted Cruz headquarters, and we'll talk to you when they will when they actually do get happy. But thanks very much for your time there. So again, you know, here we go Texas one of the big races that we were watching still to come. We've got a lot of stuff going on on the west coast that we have yet to the to get to and that's going to be revealed here over the next couple of hours. We're going to stay on a four year. We have our team of correspondents around the country and our analysts here in the studio, and we want you to stay with us as you listen to live coverage of campaign two thousand eighteen from CBS news. Gresh, Ron wants to know which date will you vote for pizza? Shish kebab fried chicken steaks season's just write a meal that always satisfies. I vote for takeout right now somebody called yoke restaurant. So the two eight fifty seven seventy seven restaurant on interstate derived, Manchester. They always get my vote finally yoke restaurant on Facebook. Thunder radio at the coffee county election commission office, and we went down the latest results here in coffee county. Remember, this is coffee counting votes only on election day. This is nine of twenty three reporting Bill Lee, Republican governor has received two thousand one hundred thirty one on election day, Kelly them with absentee and early vote. He now has eight thousand seven hundred seventy six Karl dean. Seven hundred twenty two on election day, adding his total up to three thousand six hundred sixty five that is a sixty nine percent to twenty nine percent lead. For US Senate, Marsha Blackburn on election day.
"elaine luria" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Of the twenty eighteen midterm election. Siam Jared Halpern. I am joined by Josh Kraushaar. Our and we have a big projection to make. One of the biggest race calls. We will make this evening. The Fox News decision desk can now project that Democrats will take control of the house of representatives for the first time in eight years, dealing a major setback to President Trump's legislative agenda and giving fresh hope to liberals who want to investigate and perhaps even impeach the president the exact size of the democratic majority is not yet clear, but Democrats will soon have to decide whether the restore Nancy Pelosi to her old job as speaker of the house again, the Fox News decision desk can now project that Democrats will take control of the house of representatives. What is unclear is? How large the democratic majority will be in the up coming congress. Josh that was the race call that was success for Democrats. What do you make of this decision? Will look we're we're still. Still looking at the results and these individual house, contests and Democrats are on the picking up the suburban or they're on track to pick up the suburban you have results in places that we thought that they would make gains. That's right. That's right. New Jersey, Pennsylvania Virginia, are you know, we're looking at two races in Virginia right now. We're Democrats have narrow leaves the span burger brat raised seventh district. That's a bellwether race. The Democrats may end up picking up is also the second district with Scott Taylor who look like he was something of a favourite and is trailing now against Elaine Luria. So these suburban districts, Colorado, six Kaufman is looking in in in bad shape against Jason Crowe out west in the Denver suburbs. So, you know, even though we are still counting a lot of votes. Tabulating the the races. There are a lot of suburban pickups for the Democrats, or at least Democrats are will position to win. A lot of suburban races. That Republicans have helped Philipson there's been talk about a Blue Wave. We do not yet know what the size of this way will be I suppose you could argue that as long as Democrats win the house that's a Blue Wave. But the soon NAMI that some people were bullish on. At least in the democratic side of the aisle seems to to not be gaining ground. We talked a lot about this Kentucky's sixth district Andy Barr winning reelection against Amy McGrath who Democrats had invested a lot of time a lot of energy in that did not go their way a few of these other races. In more of the rural sort of ex urban areas of these big cities of Trump country are not going the way of Democrats. It's fair to call this midterm, so far a realignment more than a wave. Democrats are doing well in the areas that Democrats did well in the twenty sixteen presidential election. They're winning districts that Hillary Clinton carried in the two thousand sixteen presidential election. They're doing well in the suburbs. But they're not doing well in in states and district that Trump won in the fact that Rick Scott is still up in Florida in the Senate race, and Ron Disentis is up by seems like a pretty pretty comfortable margin in the governor's race. Trump won Florida by appointed. Two in two thousand sixteen Republicans are up by about a point in the state wide races in Florida. Let's bring in our senior Capitol Hill, producer, Chad pergram. He is with democratic house leadership in Washington DC. Chad is Nancy Pelosi holding the gavel yet..
"elaine luria" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"In part because Abigail span burger is a strong candidate for the Dem's, but also because Dave brat isn't that popular as an incumbent Republican member of congress and Virginia Republicans in general, are not having the easiest time of it in the Trump era of the Republican party elections last year in Virginia, the state elected a democratic gov- democratic Lieutenant governor democratic attorney general, and there was a huge swing toward the Democrats in the state legislature as well. Well, now today more help for the Democrats hopes of flipping. Read congressional seats in Virginia more help for Democrats today, courtesy of the president of the United States much to everybody's surprise today. The president announced without warning that he is cancelling an otherwise automatic across the board pay increase for almost two million federal workers where do a lot of federal workers live. It's a cost of living allowance. Two point. One percent raise that was due to go into effect for civilian federal employees in January, including lots and lots of them all over the country. But lots of them in particular in places like Virginia president just stabbed the pocket book of something close to a hundred and fifty thousand voters in Virginia who also happen to be federal employees, Virginia Republican congresswoman, Barbara Comstock is probably the most endangered incumbent Republican member of congress in the whole country. She's fighting for her life trying to hang onto her seat against a strong challenger democratic state Senator Jennifer waxed in search etlinger that race actually currently listed by the cook political report as lean democratic, despite the fact that it has an incumbent Republican surfing there now and reaction to the president's announcement today about this pay-rise congresswoman Comstock put out this statement saying she quote, strongly opposes eliminating the pay raise for. Civilian federal employees, and we'll work with my colleagues to have the pay raise included in our appropriations. Same same. Same sound really coming from congressman Scott Taylor. He's another Virginia Republican who's got some scandals of his own this year, and he is facing a tough reelection fight against a democratic businesswoman, former navy veteran named Elaine Luria. He came out immediately against the president's proposal today, quote, the administration's announcement to freeze the cost of living adjustment for federal and locality pay areas is completely unnecessary and a disappointment for the thirty thousand federal employees in the area. Meaning in my district who are way overdue for a pay, increase Taylor says, quote, I oppose this decision and will lead an effort to reverse its effect. This president's fate probably depends on who holds congress. After the November elections, this president has said he intends to do everything he can to help get Republicans elected to the house all over the country. Well, now he's got at least these House Republicans in Virginia, having to start running against him on this thing, he inexplicably did today. As for c. span burger. Her opponent Republican, congressman, Dave brat. So far he hasn't said and anything about this at all crickets. So far, let's see how long that lasts. Much more head tonight. Stay. New York Times reports today that shortly before the two thousand sixteen election, Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen had a plan to not just have the National Enquirer by the silence of a woman who claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump transaction for which Michael Cohen has now pleaded guilty to felony campaign finance violations. But according to the times they also had a plan to buy all of the damaging stories that publication had buried on Donald Trump's behalf. Going back several decades. The Enquirer's Trump files were described to the times as quote, mostly older, National Enquirer stories about Mr. Trump's marital woes and lawsuits related story notes and lists of sensitive sources, some tips about alleged affairs and also minutia like allegations of unscrupulous golfing. What is scrupulous golfing though, really when you think about it. Can't I kid don't be mad. We learned last week that the Enquirer's parent company AM I had kept all those materials on Trump and other people in a safe. But according to the AP, an executive from the company, remove those sensitive items from the safe in the weeks between the election and the inauguration, the current whereabouts of those documents and materials are unknown. Well, that executives supposedly moved the stuff he's now been given immunity by federal prosecutors as has an chairman and Trump friend David pecker when the reporter who broke that story about the safe, Jeff Horwitz at the Associated Press came on our show last week..