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John Bolton: Trump sought Xi's help to win re-election
"This thing the new White House memoir former national security adviser John Bolton says the house impeachment inquiry should have investigated president trump on several matters in addition to Ukraine your CBS's Elaine Quijano sultan says the president explicitly no she Asians with China to the twenty twenty election Mr trump reportedly pleaded with Chinese president xi Jim paying to help insure he'd win tying that offer to the purchase of agricultural products a number of democratic lawmakers are upset with Bolton St he avoided giving the same details to Congress even when asked California congressman Eric Swalwell we subpoenaed him and then he told us he would go to court if we intended to enforce it in the house investigation there then during the Senate trial he was asked to give an affidavit he refused to do anything the book is published by Simon and Schuster a division of Viacom CBS
"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"Ordinary Americans make them believe that you know there's some sort of coup in place and that they would do all they could to protect, and that's why you count on. The candidate is losing gracefully acknowledged feet and move on, and if he doesn't do that, you could see people who have already shown a willingness not take their weapons to state capitals to come to Washington, and that's what I'm thinking about. Is I think this through in the power of his words, and in what could happen. Didn't that's that's worries? He noted in your book that one possible source of his desperation is that he could have criminal exposure once he leaves office Where do you think he's formidable legally being prosecuted as a for a president? I believe first and foremost he's vulnerable for obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice for what he did in the Mueller. Investigation, and in Bob Muller in his reports of at least ten instances, and so he would still be subject to those. If he was not reelected, he's reelected. He will outlive the statute of limitations on those Of course, there's the individual one issue that he has with Michael Cohen, a in so I think at least on those two. But you, what's interesting? I asked the FBI director on the Judiciary Committee. If. Considering that the president charged with the crime. If they would even investigate him for a crime and kind of keep it on the shelf and then take it off if he was ever come out of office to take it to a prosecutor. And I you know I I, don't know you know. The FBI doesn't talk about ongoing investigations but I couldn't gleaned from the director. You know what the policy would be in an I said just take from out of his just any president knowing that. You can't guide them. which you still look in workup and investigation, and so I I don't know what else. They're not doing investigations because they don't think they could indict him. You would almost hadn't. He would be subject to probably a lot from what he's done in office but all that said John I hope that we go back seeing independence of prosecutor offices I don't think politicians should be influencing, who or how someone's prosecuted and I trust that president. Biden would restore that in the president would be treated just as fair as any other suspect. Carson one thing we've seen in the last month or so is trump's approval? Ratings have taken quite a quite a hit I. usually we have a nation in crisis Americans tend to rally around their president right now. We have two three crises at once that pandemic and economic class hero, the civil unrest out. What do you think people are not rallying behind the president hearing in? What do you think this pretends for the election? He hasn't asked him. He hasn't asked them to rally together. As a country I was. Twenty. Is a Capitol Hill Intern for the late Ellen Tauscher when September eleventh happened, I was working in a democratic office, but I I. In many Democrats rally behind President Bush. When he went to the rebel at the world. Trade Center held the microphone the Ol- Horn up and said the firefighters I I can hear you on. That was a moment in our country and for. A couple of years, we were all behind the president. He enjoyed your approval ratings above eighty percent I need. This president could have done that in the in the Kobe crisis. Instead again he you know rejected. The science insulted. The governors were taking steps trion. Keep all of us safe. He called it a democratic cokes because he saw that an economic collapse could hurt his presidency and I. Think it's just that he. He has an ass. It is just. Whenever he sees no division. He widens it and instead of trying to bring us together. lavas lies congressman. If I can ask you a final question this nation is very deeply polarized. Probably in some ways as poor is this week, bend made even since the civil war What do you think can be done to change that to bring Americans together? Listen to each other continue to have conversations with people that we don't agree with I happen to be i. my parents are Republicans. My brothers, most of them are Republicans my in laws and Indiana. My father in law the trump supporter, and my wife grew up with the pence family and I actually learned a lot. My other law father in law about their perspective, and sometimes I'll even admit that It will change the way you view an issue or away that I you know will call out the president. You don't have to attack him. For every single thing you disagree with his then. People like me just can't tell the difference. so I think listening more to each other is important, but I think for. Vice. President Biden if he does become president. President I would strongly encourage him to put together a team of rivals in his cabinet, and not just one Republican, but really put together a team of rivals of Republicans and Democrats until leave the country forward I the he would find the American people in the Congress I would race back, and it would take us up out of this device of whole that. Congressman. Thank you so much for taking the time this feat. Get today and congratulations on your new book in Game Inside the impeachment of Donald J, trump congressman, thank you. I thank you Jim. I'd like to Congressman Eric Swallow. Well, we're coming back on the podcast today. His Book Endgame Inside the Impeachment of Donald J trump is available wherever you obtain books. I'd like to thank John. D. S.. For guest hosting the podcast again today. And I'd like to thank the King King Kaufman for producing today's episode and remember whether you leave office peacefully or have to be dragged out kicking and screaming. 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"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"Congressman Eric Swallow. I WANNA congressman. And thinking if somebody is is reading this book thinking about? Running for Congress of one of the things you really spell out is the impact on your family you for first elected to Congress, it young single single man. Now you have a family and you talk about you wrote about the burden on your White Britney Those those precious moments with your your son Nelson were were meetings either. You're getting you up very early on a critical day of hearing or when you're rushing to pick him up between hearings what I mean. It definitely is difficult on a young family as yours. What do you think Congress can do to make itself more family friendly? I, will it. It took a pandemic for this to happen, but embrace a technologies at an if you remember, John What am I first bills is a freshman. It thirty one with no wife, no kids I was to have remote capability for us to meet remotely. If needed on committee and also vote remotely if on the consensus bills the consent. Consent calendar, so to speak that we had, and I would get five or six was sponsors, and it was panned as oh, he's just a millennial who doesn't want to in person. He's of the facebook. Generation just wants to do everything virtue Ori-, and when the pandemic happens new, I thought this was an opportunity to you. Dust off. That legislation proposed again. Again and worked not actually any order, a single mom of three kids who was elected in twenty eighteen, and now I have to a three year old and a one year old. My wife works on the road and travels almost as often Ayden for her job, and so I thought well. This is one family, friendly policy, but in a pandemic giving us. US This capability a certainly will allow us to be more agile and responsive to the needs, but I wanted to attract the best and brightest in diverse that we versus began in the country. I'm afraid that if we don't have some remote capabilities for young families that we could see people just take a pass when their communities would really need them. I couldn't help but note that that. Your chapter on your run for President was seven pages. Twenty web pages was out a matter of modesty or humility, or he just didn't have that many great stories to tell her widely seven pages candidate for president United States. Yeah, and it felt like it only lasted about seven pages I I ran to win, and I wanted to make a difference in the hardest part was facing the reality that it just wasn't taking, and we were not going to be able to know. Meet the continued thresholds the on the debate stage. And I didn't WanNa drag my family my staff. My supporters might constituents through something. That was just an absolute long shot. Is I mentioned in the book. At the At the end of June when we had the first debate, that's when we finally had procured Muller Testimony Act, and so I got out of the second week of July, and a couple of weeks later optimal sitting before us in that seems like of all the things I've done. In the last couple of years, running for president was important issue of gun violence. Continue to work on. But It takes its appropriate place in the book and. Who've those debates were tough with so many candidates on stage in comal Harris Tutu Alameda County prosecutors on that stage I was proud to stand with her as we both really decried coming out of office and No, she's shortlist for being vice president. Think, she would make a good candidate for vice-president. Yes, yeah, an other person that I've worked with that. I really admire and come to know vow demings. On the Judiciary Committee your former Police Chief of Orlando at ends a certainly with nervous conversations in our country about policing a the black community I've been up close and personal with bow, advocacy and I the Democrats on both judiciary and intelligence committee. She's the real deal and both. Able to work with both a in Vowel, and we'd be blessed and fortunate to have either them as our nominee. You mentioned a number of points in the book that the trump. White House is basically a crime spree in progress, at which one of the reasons he saw the urgency for impeachment. Also, mentioned in a source of concern for this November election that he would do anything to win. Are you seeing evidence of that? Yes. In fact. I believe the continued. We saw in California couple of weeks ago when we had a special election in early May, the twenty fifth district, and because, of Kobe, it was one hundred percent Mellon balloting election. The president repeatedly was saying the outcome was going to be fraudulent because of melon balance of course Republican one, and then he never said another thing about that race, but I think what he's doing is. He's seeding the doubt that he will call on if. If he does lose and I don't see him leaving office up peacefully. I don't see that tradition of peaceful transfer of power happening I I. See him you know protesting. That is a fraudulent election, a filing frivolous lawsuits in my fear and a chief security officer a former. She's thirty off. Sir, from a fortune. One Hundred Company told me two weeks ago. That his biggest fear is that outside interference in this election will not come. During the election, a period that will come in the interim period between election day in moderation day, because that's when our adversaries will recognize that'll be as so intense, and Americans could be so divided that if you were to amplify the president's in bogus claims at that point. That would be the most effective and it gave me do slump secure that and while we're a country where you only need the majority to win. I think a lot of Democrats feel like we need supermajority to win because. It can't be close. It can't be close for the courts because we don't have a court that we can count on. I believe in the Supreme Court and can't be close as vice president. Biden was alluding to today for the military officer who may have physically pull the president out if he refuses to leave. Do you think it would literally be that traumatic I? Mean I've the peaceful transition of power in this country. It's just something wonderful. The behold I was there in nineteen eighty when. Jimmy Carter laughter Ronald Reagan came in. Obviously, you were there for the Obama to trump transition. D. Do you think this will just be a better court battles, but he off physical conflict, so in the book in John I mentioned that actually think when push comes to shove at the president. He's a coward that he backs down in so actually think that that made prove true here that he would actually go that far because. I don't think he is as tough as he wants us all to believe, but my real fear though is that if he is refusing to accept the outcome of the election. What happens if that you know those militia men who were going to Michigan with her salt rifles to protest, happy to stay indoors or the people who went to Virginia protests the gun safety laws that were being. With their rifles. What happens if those folks think that they have to go to the white? House to you know to protect the president. Is really seems like that that worry me that he could. Take.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on It's All Political
"All, and he never interviewed the president, and I don't want to second guess such an honorable manner, give equivalence between molar trump but. The president got in his head and I. Sat in the book that one of the brilliant. Tactics, the president is able to deploy is that he can accuse you of doing something you have not yet done, and then you start second guessing yourself about whether you are. Validating something the president is accusing you or example in two thousand sixteen when trump was saying, the election is going to be rigged over and over. We found in our Russian investigation that there was a hesitancy to attributed the attack to Russia and a hesitancy to have. Know a more public naming and shaming of Russia because there was a fear that it could, he'd into Donald Trump's accusations that a rush that the election would be rig, obviously his favor, and so he's able to get people who are responsible in experience at the kind of do what he wants to do, and I think with Muller, I saying it was a witch hunt, and that was going to long looking finances would be a red line I think it got in their head, and and for no good reason other than they would prove donald trump right, even though the right thing to do would have ended actors and Susan put him in an interview chair. But at the things I liked about your book Congressman out, As being someone who follows the news fairly closely, hobbies there was familiar with. From the outside looking in. Was your description of some of your relationships with your colleagues. You know your description of Adam schefter. The friendship you had with him and his ability. I didn't realize. All those very eloquent statements was making them is doing it without notes you talked about him and you also quite a bit about in there about Nancy was the and what a masterful tactician she was, and how as impeachment when she was very disciplined, making sure that. You and other members of of the House Caucus. Would talk about the other things that you were doing to can't take away that talking point. How how comfortable were you in in talking about the your colleagues and relationship with them? Yeah, you know you don't want to betray any confidences, but I also felt when you asked earlier you know. Why did I write this book? I felt a responsibility to. The history I was privileged to be a part a small part of? Historical impeach him and was able to sit next to Speaker Pelosi. During you'll every a steering and policy meeting I share the Steering Policy Committee we meet once a week, the first night that we're back in Washington. And she says just my ride and able to observe her the caucus through impeachment, and for her like it was something we had to do. She's in. June wanted to define our majority, and she was sincere in that all along the way just hammering. To members to talk about what we're doing on health, talk about your what we've already a passed and the that's leadership. She's not a breaking news speaker a meaning. She doesn't turn on the TV and see breaking news story and say we have to react to this right now. Who she has a plan. She knows where she wants to take. The country and caucus she sticks to Cheech is so focused in has a vision and You don't see we'll might not very often. Cabbage certainly keeps track of the news. Eric mentioned the at the time that you were on the eleventh hour with Brian Liens. Next morning that that you'd struggled to stay away for it and yet she had commented on. Yes she. She seems to be omnipresence in the she. She has a good handle of where her members are, and that's. A special thing about being a speaker you know. She's not she's not only Nancy Pelosi the member of Congress or San Francisco. She has to reflect where constituents are, but to lead the Caucasus speaker new. She has to know where every member is to know those votes to pass legislation in. That's a very difficult difficult job, she. Has Proven over and over that she can do. Carson yet some spare, but I thought killing passages about some your interactions with the Republicans on that committee who were so vitriolic in the open session. You know you talked about. Being on the gym next to Jim Jordan on the elliptical machine or encountered Doug Hall in the coming out of out of the restroom. which he described it seemed to me is a long way from the days when members of Congress might have strongly different views. But, we're really had a clear relationship. It sounds like things are pretty dark. Frosty there on Capitol Hill. Oh Oh. Yes, it's badge on. And I went to Congress. I ran against a forty year incumbent who was regarded as the most liberal member of Congress by most rankings and is the son of your to Republicans. I wanted to do all I could to try and build consensus and I formed a caucus called the United Solutions Caucus and worked with freshmen, applicants, and Democrats in something changed when Donald Trump was elected and I talk about it in the book back in the fog. The two thousand sixteen election I sought to set up an independent commission because I saw how successful it was after September eleven I wanted an independent commission to look at what Russia had gone, so it would never happen again. And I saw Republicans. Friends of mine no express concern is well about what Russia had done, but when I tried to press them to join me to just have independent commission outside Congress that's where you could tell. They were afraid they would say things like well if he tweets, he wins or have already had my head law off because I went against him during the presidential primary. But. They still would privately expressed concern. In that over time in the question I get the from. People is please tell me that behind the scenes. They know how destructive reckless president is and I tell I wish I could say that's. Not The case now they're just enablers. Denial anymore full on enabling him and what I miss the most. Is having those relationships that I think have been freighted. It's not just for me. I think a lot of my colleagues. Miss that and I hope that if we do have the house, the White House and the Senate twenty twenty one that there are sincere efforts on our side, reach out and try and rebuild some relationships living on the country will. Really want. After a short break swallow talks about how the coronavirus pandemic can change Congress. In a good way. Join. 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California moves up primary, wants bigger impact 2020 vote
"So California wanted to be more relevant in the democratic nominating committee process and they've moved their primary up right so now we're gonna be voting on Tuesday on super Tuesday for the first time instead of in June what sort of impact is gonna have on the racetrack let's start with you well I think a lot of people are just thrilled to California's if relevant this year more so than if we had our primary in June which is where used to be you know that the nomination is still up for grabs in California has four hundred fifteen delegates up for grabs in particular that's that's gonna have a big impact the problem with California's it's so expensive you know to campaign here and so we've seen the candidates come here raise money but not too many of them have really been here campaigning except for like very recently and so they're they're spending time in Texas and other places where there can they can be on television for less money no and I think another reason was moved up is perhaps to help California candidates like Kamala Harris and perhaps Eric Swalwell they dropped out and so you have to say that you know in in I think if Eskom Herskovitz help make California more relevant she would say no and there are a couple pulls out this week that show that Bernie Sanders certainly has the lead among likely democratic voters here in California it can anyone take that away from him or is it just has to win at this time I mean look after twenty sixteen we don't make predictions on an X. ray I think that it would be very surprising if anyone were to beat Bernie Sanders however as you said it was with Warren is in second and not change research KQED poll she certainly stands if those numbers are right to pick up some delegates which could help her momentum a lot of people who have gotten their vote by mail ballot sixteen million were sent out or holding on to them way later than they have in years past including if you look at people who analyze this like Paul Mitchell says that that includes people who are very consistent voters so it's not as if it's just like people about their ballots and maybe they're not gonna turn them and it does seem like they've been waiting to see these debates to seem about it to see South Carolina so I do think that Joe Biden you know what happens in South Carolina could really help him stay in this race I think if you're Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden you might hope that the other candidates are cold and it comes at a two or three way race after super Tuesday but there's still a lot up in the air at this point the big question too is can't other how many other candidates are gonna hit that fifteen percent threshold because in order to get any delegates in a congressional district or statewide you have to get fifteen percent so the more that Bernie Sanders gets the less of the pie there is for the other candidates to divide up so you could have a situation where Bernie Sanders if he reaches forty five fifty percent of the vote no one else reaches fifteen percent that would be a huge win for him but I mean everything because it is absolutely right in terms of how hard it is to campaign her expensive it is but let's be clear it's February you know Mar almost March third there months ago well but also like if if this is the primary was happening in June in California this nomination be locked up so we are relevant we do matter we just don't get the same attention they get in Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina because there's four forty million of it all the more relevant because were earlier absolutely and I think that you know you're seeing in terms of both the attention we're getting from the candidates but also just from the national media for once let's turn a little bit and talk about property can you tell me a little bit about what this will do and what's significant about research yes this is a measure that's kind of been talked about for a long time in San Francisco it would essentially penalize folks who own properties that keep about street level vacant storefronts are talking about commercial properties and this is really been a problem in neighborhoods including North Beach are are we are other commercial corridors it's interesting because this is one of those things that I think you know some property owners aren't too happy about the ideas you get taxed if you leave it vacant if you fill it you're okay you don't have that tax the money that would be raised would go to small businesses you know people against it say why are you making it even harder retails already suffering but I think what's interesting is you look at who's lined up on in support of it and the town that doesn't agree on much the mayor is on board the more progressive supervisors us poorer the chronicle endorsed it it's less controversial than I would have expected and is this Scott because of the flight that we're seeing with I think so and you know I just friends just anecdotally when I talk to people who have been in that place for many many many years harvest market on on Market Street for example they were there thirty years and the rent got doubled and that's storefront is still vacant it was over a year and a half ago and so what happens is you get homeless people you get blight it's better to send a looks bad this less inviting to people want to go shop on that blocker in that neighborhood and so you know I think that there's just a concern that it's it's are these languages being greedy waiting for a big chain store to command or a bank or something like that who can afford these top dollar rents and what's even in that that's the case let's make him pay something for you know for that sort of work it out it's a small business and enterprise yeah right right so we do have South Carolina coming up and so talking about South Carolina Joe Biden certainly has to win in this state from everything he said really do you think there's any chart for him if he does not win South Carolina can he move forward he really needs to do well I mean he has said very categorically I'm going to win South Carolina and you know he needs that moment it's a first of all he's been staking problems chips on South Carolina show the African American vote is going to be really a firewall for him and then going into super Tuesday that would give momentum to some of the other states like Alabama Tennessee Texas you know where they're more African American voters and I you know if he comes in second or just barely wins in South Carolina just be more consternation and anxiety among the democratic insiders like but I think maybe some pressure for him to get out but that's gonna it's gonna be a tough call but if he does really well it could sling shot him into super Tuesday that really well means winning it doesn't seem coming in one close by a double digit margin I think that that is the key here he has to not only win but win big and he has to really show that he has that support from the African American community and I think other communities as well because we know this year that communities of color women of color in particular are going to be key if Democrats really want to be a take on trump and beat him in November and has Joe Biden been able to solidify any of those groups with the when the women of color around him well I think if you look at the polls he's doing exceptionally well among African American voters but interestingly California billionaire Tom Steyer's actually cut into that margin he's been running a lot as we talk about triage he has really put his chips on South Carolina as well I'm I think that does raise questions and I think the splitting of the vote amongst the more centrist candidates is really making it hard for some voters to make that call do they go with Bloomberg with his deep pockets so they go with you know Joe Biden who they know it's certainly some younger African Americans in South Carolina really likes tire yeah I think there's a big generational divides Marie's this point you know a lot of older African Americans really like Joe Biden was younger ones are like more open to Bernie Sanders Tom's tire one of the younger candidates a few words before we go corona virus suddenly putting health care front center well I don't think it's gonna scare people from voting but it you know we see what's happening with the Dow and if the stock market tanks further in the economy begins to really have a hard time even that takes away one of the pillars of Donald trump's argument for being reelected and that's where it could have an impact we just don't know where is where it's going and where it's going to be come the fall Scott Schaefer and Marie's Lagos thank you so much for being
Rep. Eric Swalwell calls on Senate to subpoena John Bolton
"House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler says the house expects to continue its investigations into president trump's conduct even after today's acquittal of the president in the Senate impeachment trial speaking with reporters Nadler says the house will likely subpoena former national security adviser John Bolton Bolton had said he would comply with the Senate subpoena during the impeachment trial but the Senate voted against calling a witness
House Judiciary Committee meets this morning on impeachment articles
"And now to Capitol Hill the house Judiciary Committee meets this morning to resume discussing those two articles of impeachment again against president trump this after members debated all day and right through the evening and still didn't cross the finish line John Laurence reports after fourteen hours of debate house judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler calls a sudden timeout before taking final folks the committee is in recess G. O. P. ranking member Doug Collins immediately voiced his opposition you chose not to consult the ranking member on the schedule issue of this magnitude one major result of Nadler's last minute delay the votes weren't taken in the middle of the night Republicans say this move was a case of show boating Collins was less than pleased with that first time out that was the most lack of integrity thing I've ever seen by a member of especially a tear another result of Nadler's move no additional amendments can be offered which means no more debate Friday's vote is expected to go along party lines a full house vote on the articles is expected next week if president trump is impeached the matter then goes to the GOP led son John Lawrence reporting well there was a lot of drama before that happened as we hear from Linda canyon Michael is it a foregone conclusion the articles of impeachment or abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and the debate on those articles was contentious from the very start the top Republican on the committee Doug Collins raise the first objection this committee has now sounded the death of minority rights Democrat Jonah goose there's none of those objections have had anything to do with the actual charges against the president I've heard very little in the way of any substantive defenses the president's conduct I think it's obvious you know to all the American public that this is a real religion that's Wisconsin Republican Jim Sensenbrenner there was no impeachable offense here there are no crime here that is the defense Democrat Eric Swalwell how
House Judiciary moves toward impeachment articles vote
"The house Judiciary Committee is poised to take another big step in the impeachment battle against president trump the panel's expected to vote today on sending the impeachment articles to the full house first needs having a sharply partisan debate over the charges with Democrat Eric Swalwell refuting Republican claims that the president committed no crimes how about the highest crime that one who hold public office could commit a crime against our constitution Republican Louie Gohmert says the of such crimes do exist why why aren't they in this impeachment document the GOP's Jim Jordan tried to delete the first charge against the president abuse of power have an unlimited ask which the panel rejected after a three hour debate Sager make Connie Washington
House panel moves toward impeachment articles vote
"Now call of H. res a seven fifty five impeaching Donald John trump president added states right crimes misdemeanors the judiciary committee's debating the to impeachment articles before an expected vote today on sending them to the full house both sides are dug in there simply wasn't a crime committed here and there shouldn't be an impeachment here either there are no crimes here that is the defense my colleagues across the aisle we're putting forward Republican Steve Chabot and Democrat Eric Swalwell echoing the party lines the G. O. P.'s Jim Jordan offer the first and what's expected to be a series of amendments this amendment strikes article one because article one nor is the truth the Democrats are unlikely to allow any changes Sager mag Donnie Washington
House Democrats expected to unveil formal charges in Trump impeachment
"After a spirited day long hearing house Democrats are set to unveil articles of impeachment against president trump following details on Capitol Hill correspondent Linda Kenny on the house committee on the judiciary will come to order without objection the chair is authorized to declare a recess is of the committee to object the tone was set as the hearing on a presentation of the facts began and almost immediately after things calm down a bit counsel for the democratic majority on the Judiciary Committee very Burke laid out the Democrats case saying president trump put his own domestic political interest above the nation's national security and foreign policy by pressuring Ukraine to meddle in the U. S. selection will putting a hold on congressionally approved foreign aid actually got some results that is impeachable offence democratic counsel for the house intelligence committee Daniel Goldman says that's not all the president did president trump launched an unprecedented campaign of obstruction of Congress ranking Republican Doug Collins downplayed Goldman's testimony and wondered why the chairman of the house intelligence committee was an offering the presentation of the facts instead of Goldman prior to the hearing Adam Schiff made it clear he would not be testifying saying he was not a fact witness and nothing new could be learned from his testimony the ranking Republican on the intelligence committee Devin newness did show at the start of the hearing but was never asked to testify things got a specially heeded when house Republicans and Democrats mishandled subpoenaed phone records as part of their impeachment inquiry here we see a clear abuse of power Republican Jim Sensenbrenner protesting the subpoenas which swept up phone calls between Devin newness and some of the president's allies were attempting to dig up dirt in Ukraine about the president's political rivals Democrat Eric Swalwell addressing the democratic staff attorneys at the facts in the Ukraine matter have been cleared for quite some time as it related to this scheme the president of the United States Donald J. trump new everything Republican Andy Biggs accused Democrats of going through the motions with the hearings because they already made up their minds this is a a sham hearing Republican staff attorney Stephen caster said Democrats have not proven their case Democrats may disagree with the president's policy decisions for their matter in which he governs but those disagreements are not enough to justify your revoke herbal action of removing him from office but it appears the Democrats are ready to move as they prepare to unveil at least two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress the house Judiciary Committee could vote on those articles by week's end paving the way for the full house to vote on impeachment next week
Swalwell: 'President Donald Trump knew everything'
"Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell in questioning the democratic attorney Dan Goldman the evidence that you have presented Mister Goldman and the in the intelligence committee's findings we know one thing and one thing is clear as it related to this scheme the president of the United States Donald J. trump new
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president use taxpayer dollars to ask the Ukrainians to help and she's an election the audio you heard at the top Eric Swalwell the congressman from California live on MSNBC out of his rhetoric in his propaganda let's hear that again Matt just crest so far the evidence is uncontradicted that the president use taxpayer dollars to ask the premiums to help and she's an election and if didn't miss a beat see a Democrat I was talking about this the other day my grandfather my maternal grandfather I remember this even as a kid he would be at the breakfast table and I'm standing at the rex whirling breakfast visiting mama grams grandpa and grandma and Iowa and he would either fart birth or hick up any talk to ago yarn here what do you want like he was talking to it but you I mean but Swalwell denied it he wants to try it Hey did admit it you better quit it that's all I'm saying Eric and that's in a large Eric Swalwell yeah you're right he didn't miss a beat no no you you're missing the F. Jim Hart joining us in Tom what's your name Tom cross chip large fees and they're very outdoors and occasional carpetbagger for me yeah there you go yeah joining us on this report so segment you've got back up today I wanted to ask you we had the story yesterday that I saw a local twelve news on Tuesday night there's a picture of five women they all very stocky well built women I I wouldn't what what I wouldn't go stocky I I would want to run into them in a dark alley with them mad at me let's put it this way they were very very I wouldn't I athletic yes athletic I was gonna say bush but athletics better okay and Atlantic holding their fishing equipment in there fishing poles in the banner underneath and this had to be a joke by the producer who was in charge of of putting that the graphics on the screen it said all women's team competes in tuna turn of it Mexico and sank suggested that maybe you could be their culture their trainer when it comes to competing in an all women to return of the Jedi order than a red snapper tournament yes that's right got a point I could be I I'd rather be a trainer yeah the train will to tune as a ten speed more pain red snapper gets the name read because it it looks right flank that that's more of an external it looks it looks kinda icky right yes later they grow up nicely ship I'll ask you the question at sake would not well he answered in the negative to have them on the big out update on the big outdoors should have a update on the all women's team in the to the tournament in Mexico on the big outdoor once and I I would I will I will make sure that tomorrow morning before my show well I don't have a producer that kind of hooks these P. oaks these women up for me I have to go look them up myself okay so I mean everybody else around here and we will make money doing their work for we will make maybe a fisherman of women's tuna tournament teams chip part excellent if you like tuna I love to I do too thank city got sick said he does not like to know which surprised me said look like a tuna guy yes they do they have women's **** immense too bad okay but it will your view if you have dietary challenges the albacore tuna is actually the best for you thank you very much for that there you go that's right essential oils which are good for lowering cholesterol and the like and removing plaque from clogged arteries correct which I have a few of those in writing and I know that you recently had surgery of stand surgery yes and now your diet and medication although night medication you seem to be doing better than I am because you're not happy about any of the food I'm not happy about any salt listen herky hot **** laude reliable yeah horrible it is awful awful said good no launches into this stewed report very Jeff.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Eric Swalwell may have passed gas on live TV president use taxpayer dollars to ask the premiums to help and she's an election the whistleblowers insisted developed a new sharkproof wetsuit material that they say will reduce blood loss from shark bites though it's still not as effective as my favorite method land there you go a little bit from last night seven minutes before seven a WCCO temperature thirty eight right now an overcast you see little moisture tomorrow on I see little moisture tonight Dave after supper I think we'll get rain developing and then ten turning over to snow sometime early tomorrow morning just for the rush hour good night to sit home and watch the debate okay yeah we have another debate tonight you'll yeah in the midst of the hearings you have heard much about the debate but our cast I like it though you have to keep informed we all are yeah you do if you do have to wear the wondered and I was yeah but so anyway more debate questions tonight we'll see how that turns out because of his voice was talking but it is starting at a little more unsure of who might win so although the Biden has been in top here for a long time but we'll see if that changes tonight so we'll have more on that tomorrow morning for you as well good morning it is a seven minutes before six o'clock at WCCO us who falls police an intoxicated man escaped injury when he accidentally fired his gun inside his pants pocket not good and then you get arrested you have because that's reckless discharge of a weapon and possession of a gun Wally while you're intoxicated not good at all so many lives yeah they're in a parking ramp at two thirty in and I wonder if there was liquor involved not let me let me bring this up for you of what so what is your name you know think about your name dear love your name because are some baby names destined to be bad this is interesting that's the premise behind a survey that as fifteen hundred teachers parents and children to rank the Nadia's baby names what they found was at Jack was the worst behaved born name and media top the Nadi list for girls according to the list Jack Carey all over Charlie George role miss cheesiest names are thurs we're very well behaved how many people couldn't caller can Arthur anymore although it there's it seems to be a lot of the girls names have gone back to the older names I don't know if that's really the case with the boys as much or not I see that a little bit but not much on the girls side him the more popular baby names are indicted in addition a mile Ella Isabella Soviet Amelia are all poorly behaved and I was a name to give if you wanna will be a child getting a nadie list name because it is simply inspired child to thrive in spite of their name the anyway that's so they have on that name on that list yeah there what David's is Dave on the naughty list known okay known probably should be yeah well anyway I I don't know by by that or not but there's a nugget for you to think about have not seen the the movie the Incredibles Dave normal because of it it's a terrific movie but the little baby and there's Jack en and he's trouble Jack Jack and he is a load of trouble well maybe that's for the system from don't know I got a lot of bodies name Jack I'm trying to go I'm kind of a glitch or you know now I'm thinking about of their mischievous not that's interesting it is a former just before seven that's our time at WCCO here on the morning news that's our which is your time check great day to stop over there see down open just can I do for the holidays or which one from that awesome awesome store in Bloomington all right we have a little more sure on the way tomorrow Michael tell you more about that in just a minute right now I wanna talk about retraining your brain our friends our wealth enhancer group have a question for you and that is are you sabotaging your.
White House official Mark Sandy testifies in closed-door impeachment hearing
"A White House budget official mark sandy's testified about the hold up of military aid to Ukraine in a closed door session of the impeachment inquiry president trump California democratic congressman Eric Swalwell Mister Sanders testimony not broadly relates to the hold that the administration placed on security assistance to Ukraine not gonna go into what he
Democrats condemn Trump's 'witness intimidation' after Marie Yovanovitch testimony
"Esteemed career diplomat testified yesterday about her abrupt an unceremonious removal from Ukraine by president trump then proceeded to savage her on Twitter KCBS political reporter Doug sovereign says the second day of testimony at the house impeachment hearings with actually overshadowed by events outside the hearing room former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie of out of it said she believes corrupt interests in Ukraine influenced a manipulated the president and the firing her using Rudy Giuliani as their messenger intelligence committee Republicans largely treated her with deference and respect but then the president himself tweeted about your vantage saying everywhere she went turned bad including Somalia seeming to blame her for the civil war there sure Adam Schiff of Los Angeles read the presidential suite at the hearing and ask your monitors to respond I don't think I have such powers on not Mogadishu smiley smiley and not in other places I actually think that where I served over the years I and others have demonstrably on made things better he spake congressman Eric Swalwell was among the Democrats on the committee blasting the president for witness intimidation saying that could be added to the impeachment charges
Key Moments from Day 2 of the Public Impeachment Hearings
"Tens testimony today from the former US ambassador to Ukraine on this day two of the house impeachment hearing Democrat Eric Swalwell decries what he calls the Republican defense of president trump when it comes to his eventual decision to unfreeze military funds to Ukraine in exchange for a pledge to investigate the president's political rival Joe Biden isn't it true that the only reason the aid or the only time the aid went to the Ukrainians was after the whistle blower complaint became public yes it was after the whistle blower complaint became public Maria von of itch also agreed once while will said this you don't really get points when you get your hand caught in the cookie jar and someone says he's got his hand in the cookie jar and then you take your hand out several more witnesses are scheduled to testify next week Linda Kenya on Capitol Hill the ousted ambassador testified says he was shocked and devastated at learning the present had disparaged her in the July phone call with the president of Ukraine
The Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Begins A New Phase This Week
"In Washington that he will be on the next phase of the impeachment inquiry begins the public hearings California democratic congressman Eric Swalwell told Margaret Brennan on CBS's face the nation a testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton is not a necessity we'd like to hear from him but we've heard from three of his deputies who provided consistent testimony about what was going on in this shakedown schemes we've asked him to come in but the White House has told him not to come in and we're not gonna chase witnesses to the
Swalwell: Trump "extortion scheme" at center of impeachment probe
"California congressman Eric Swalwell says depositions of the house impeachment inquiry of already established an extortion scheme by the White House it's important that the president has to process and evidence is not a conclusion we have enough evidence from the depositions that we've done to warrant bringing this forward hearing on CBS's face the nation the house intelligence committee member is calling it evidence of an extortion scheme using taxpayer dollars to ask before government to investigate the president's
Swalwell says House has evidence of "extortion scheme" by Trump
"California Democrat Eric Swalwell we have enough evidence from the depositions that we've done to warrant bringing this forward evidence of an extortion scheme using taxpayer dollars to ask a foreign government to investigate the president's opponent but it's important that these witnesses raise their right hands and take questions from both Republicans and Democrats this weekend Republicans submitted a list of witnesses they want to testify including the whistle blower and Joe Biden's son hunter house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff says the anonymous whistle blower won't be testifying Louisiana senator John Kennedy I thank the vet speaker Paul she's decision and Adam Schiff decision to prevent the Republicans from calming their own witnesses in the live testimony is just doubling down on stupid both men appeared on CBS's face the
'Defense dollars for dirt': Rep. Swalwell's take on impeachment testimonies thus far
"A device president Mike pence went before the impeachment committees today Jennifer Williams was one of several people listening in on president trump's July phone call with Ukraine's president California Democrat Eric Swalwell is on the house intelligence committee have not heard a single witness yeah come in and provide testimony that would suggest this was anything other than the five dollars for her former national security adviser John Bolton did not show for his scheduled interview
John Bolton a No-Show For Impeachment Inquiry Interview
"National security adviser John Bolton didn't show after being asked for an interview today California Democrat Eric Swalwell says they don't have time to try to force Bolton to testify not gonna chase ambassador Bolton into court we're not going to you know follow a rope a dope strategy where we have to wait months or even years I could have people coming open hearings begin next
Key takeaways from Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor's 'explosive' opening statement
"Ukraine William Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine kept that day by day account to president trump's allege back channel effort to force Ukraine's president to investigate the Democrats and potential twenty twenty opponent Joe Biden Taylor's lengthy opening statement obtained by the A. P. lays out the involvement of trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and current a basket or to the E. U. Gordon Sunland California Democrat Eric Swalwell a detailed account of what he saw in his service in Ukraine as it related to this shakedown schemes White House press secretary Stephanie Grishin calls the impeachment enquiring a smear campaign by quote far left lawmakers and radical unelected bureaucrats she adds there was no quid pro quo Tim acquire
Democrats call U.S. diplomat's impeachment testimony "disturbing"
"The ruckus underscores the weight of a veteran diplomats testimony yesterday testimony that Democrats called disturbing here's California representative Eric Swalwell he does it on the intelligence committee the topics are a response to just damaging and pulverizing testimony yesterday but they will not stop us in pursuing the truth William Taylor the acting US ambassador to Ukraine painted a detailed picture of what he said was a quid pro quo dealer told lawmakers that he was in charge of carrying out the official US policy toward Ukraine but he discovered that a small group of president trump's allies including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was carrying out another foreign policy toward Ukraine he said it was a foreign policy that made an oval office meeting and millions of dollars in U. S. military aid to Ukraine contingent on the Ukrainian president announcing investigations that could help president trump politically those investigations Taylor said were specifically focused on looking into the twenty sixteen election and a company called breathe that's the Ukrainian gas company where Joe Biden's son hunter sat on the board Taylor even said he was told quote everything was dependent on such an announcement including security
"eric swalwell" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she particularly intelligent now. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he was the first one out on the Democrat side for president why don't. he let me what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind you that the media. look what they did the cabin on like a they lied look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. yes look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there to Washington composted or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. guided in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's tells curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KTOK
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she critically intelligent no. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he was the first one out on the Democrat side for present why don't. see in ME what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind about the media. but what they did the cabin on a look of a line look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. just look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there to Washington compost said or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. guided in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's does curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Why is this Eric Swalwell on TV everywhere she critically intelligent now. he looks like he ran into a bus why is this guy he he's the first one out on the Democrat side for present wise young. he let me what's the point. I guess there is no fun I want to remind you that the media. that's what they did the cabin a look of a line look at the Russian collusion matter look how they lied like hell they still cover up for the Obama administration. yes look at the. what a bunch of freaks. after the top of the hour I want to read you something that our body Philip bump. Philip bump over there the washing composted or as I like to com Philly bump. and I don't even know you Philly. just to show you how they distort the news they can't help it. it's been bred into them they've been trained to lie to advance their agenda. liberty and learning. get on a healthy democracy these two things are mutually supportive. in America take today however the bond is broken. to help repair the breach Hillsdale college's launch the van Andel graduate school of government in the nation's capital. unlike other graduate programs hill still teaches politics as a human activity alright oriented toward justice a series of choices. got it in the best case by right principles. but made an ever changing circumstances that require prudence to achieve the best attainable results. rejecting the idea that we have nothing to learn from the past hill's does curriculum combines the careful reading of primary sources in serious historical inquiry. students learn how to apply the principles of free government in advance the cause of constitutionalism and liberty again in the context of ever changing circumstances. hill's tells me van Andel school of government it's a program unlike any.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KCRW
"Thank you Sir the director Mr swallow you recognized thank you director Miller is a prosecutor you would agree that Eric Swalwell in fact why is sort of structure tampers with witnesses or destroys evidence during an investigation back generally back conduct can be used to show a consciousness of guilt would you agree with that yes let's go through the different people associated with the trump campaign and this investigation who lied to you and other investigators to cover up their disloyal and unpatriotic conduct if we could put exhibit eight up director more I'm showing you campaign chairman Paul man a fort political adviser Roger stone deputy campaign manager Rick gates national security adviser Michael Flynn Donald trump's personal attorney Michael Cullen and foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos the six individuals have each been charged convicted or lie to your officer other investigators is that right S. although I look askance at the Mr stone because he is yeah he he is in a in a different case here in DC so national security adviser Flynn lied about discussions with the Russian ambassador related to sanctions is that right that's correct Michael Cole in light of this committee about trump tower Moscow is that correct yes George Papadopoulos the president's senior foreign policy adviser lied to the FBI about his communications about Russia's possession of dirt on Hillary Clinton is that right yes the president's campaign chairman Paul man a fort lied about meetings that he had with someone with ties to Russian intelligence that crashed that's true in your investigation was hampered by trump campaign officials use of encryption communications is that right we believe that to be the case you also believed to be the case that your investigation was hampered by the deletion of electronic messages is that correct Hey would be yes and generally any case would be if those kinds of communications are are used for example you noted that deputy campaign manager Rick gates who shared internal campaign polling data with the person with ties to Russian intelligence at the direction of men for that Mister gates deleted those communications on a daily basis is that right I I take your word I have to say I don't know specifically but it's in the report and then I supported that's right director it's volume one page one thirty six thank you in addition to that other information was inaccessible because your office determined it was protected by attorney client privilege is that correct that is true that would include that you do not know whether communications between Donald Trump and his personal attorneys Jay Sekulow Rudy Giuliani and others discourage witnesses from cooperating with the government is that right unlike a talk to the that would also mean that you can't talk to whether or not pardons were dangled through the president's attorneys because the shield of attorney client privilege hi I'm naked discuss at did you want to interview Donald Trump junior and I like I discuss that did you subpoena don from Turner and unlike a discuss that did you want to interview the president yes director molar on January first twenty seventeen through March twenty nineteen Donald Trump met with vitamin sit Hooton in person six times called him ten times in exchange for letters with him between that time period how many times did you meet with Donald Trump like a a get into he would not be with you in person is that correct he did not as a result of lies deletion of text messages obstruction and witness tampering is it fair to say that you were unable to fully assess the scope and scale of Russia's interference in the twenty sixteen election and trump's role in that interference I'm not certain I would job that characterization in total the maybe pieces of it the racket but not until but you did state in volume one page ten that while this report in bodies factual and legal determinations the office believes it to be accurate and complete to the greatest extent possible given these identified gaps the office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information which shed additional light is that correct that is correct we don't know what we don't know why is it so important that witnesses cooperate and tell the truth in an investigation like this as a testimony of the witnesses goes to the heart of just about any criminal case you have thank you and Mister chairman I go back and thank you direct among Mister funk thank you Mister chairman Mister Muller especially Republican on your state related to the origin of the counterintelligence investigations of the trump campaign on occasion was the steel dossier one of those documents that was reviewed and I can't discuss the case I'm just asking a process question have you read the steel dossier and to get a like a respond to the you were tasked as special counsel to investigate whether there was collusion between Russia and the trump campaign associates to interfere with the twenty sixteen election and the FBI we know has relevant documents and information related to the opening of the C. I. investigation were you and your team permitted to access all of those documents again I can't get into that investigative what we can well we collected what we're doing with the investigation the investigation to reels let me ask it this way was there any limitation in your access to documents related to the counter intelligence at such a broad question I realize I have real trouble answering did the special counsel's office undertake any efforts to investigate and verify or disprove allegations contained in the steel dossier again I can't respond the reason I'm asking for the American public that is watching it's a it's apparent that the steel dossier forms part of the basis to justify the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election as we know it was used to obtain a FISA warrant on Carter page this is why I'm asking these questions did your office undertake any efforts to identify steals sources or sub sources again the same answer was where these tasks referred to any other agencies again I can't speak to did your office consider whether the Russian government used steel sources to provide steel with this information again I can't speak to that I understand I'm asking these questions just for the record so thanks for your patience shifting gears here did any member of the special counsel's office staff travel overseas as part of the investigation a yes but I can't go further than that I'm gonna ask to which countries and I can't answer that did they meet with foreign government officials again out of are a bit out of our vendor work I did they meet with foreign private citizens again I have the same response did they seek information about a US citizen or any US territory that I cannot go to thank you for answering on the record these are important questions for the American public and we're hopeful that the I. G.'s able to answer these questions I will yield the balance of my time to the ranking member this is KCRW he originally for for yielding a Mister Miller I want to go back to the we started off with Joseph Smith said who is at the center of this investigation he appears in your report dozen times or more W. really is it possible can use a regular camera because he's the man who supposedly knows about Clinton's emails you've seen on the screen the Democrats okay only put up all the prosecution's that you made against trump campaign officials and and others but I'm I'm struggling to understand why you didn't indict Joseph Smith said who seems to be the man in the middle of all of this well I I think you understand that you can I can and any classified or law enforcement information without a a rationale for doing it and I have said on going to be able to say with regard to Mr Mrs were you aware of Kathleen Cadillacs involvement that she had met with miss Steele the state department official yeah I can't respond to the questions outside my jurisdiction com the Carter page FISA warrant was was we have three times the last time it was re up was under under your watch so you did you were you in the approval process of that last time with the Carter page warrant was well I can't speak specifically about that weren't but if you ask they are was I in the approval Cheney answers no okay it's very helpful thank you Mr like instrumental back Mr Castro thank you chairman thank you special counsel molar for your testimony and for your your service to our country Donald Trump over the years has surrounded himself with some very shady people light for him people that covered up for him people would help them in rich himself I want to talk specifically about one of those instances that's in your report specifically let's turn of the trump tower Moscow project which you described in your report as quote as a quote highly lucrative deal this is walking Castro Democrat right I would have to look at the the quote from the user or if you have a sure it's on volume two page one thirty five it's described as highly lucrative okay I have it it should have it thank you Sir yeah no problem your office prosecuted Michael Cole and Michael Cohen was Donald trump's lawyer for lying to this committee about several aspects of the trump organizations pursuit of the trump tower Moscow deal is that right that's correct according to a report Colin lied to quote minimize links between the project and trump on quote and a quote stick to the party line unquote in order not to contradict trumps public message that no connection existed between trump and Russia is that right action yes that's correct now when you're talking about the party line here the party line in this case if I can interject one dancers at the outset if it was in the report and consequently I do believe that to be true thank you the party line in this case was that the deal ended in January twenty sixteen in other words they were saying that the deal ended in January twenty sixteen before the Republican primaries in truth though the deal extended to June twenty sixteen when Donald Trump was already the presumptive Republican nominee is that correct that's correct the party line was also the Coen discuss the deal with trump only three times when in truth they discussed it multiple times is that right also true in the basis for I am part of the basis for the plated aid and that he entered flora a line to this entity thank you and thank you for prosecuting that the party line was also that cone and trump never discussed traveling to Russia during the campaign when in truth they did discuss it is that right that's accurate and the party line was a cool one never received a response from the Kremlin to his enquiries about the trump tower Moscow deal in fact not only received a response from the court the from the Kremlin to his email but also had a lengthy conversation with the Kremlin representative who had a detailed understanding of the project is that right effects and if it's in the report that is accurate red recitation of that piece of the report so you have the you have the candidate trump the time saying he had no business dealings with Russia his lawyer who was lying about it.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"I want to turn back to the field a little bit depending on how you count. There are about twenty five people running for president now. Maybe there's twenty four. I think it went down to twenty three for a second anyway. Why do you think there are so show many people running for President I think it's the urgency of the trump presidency in what he's done to our country and I really believe people they see this country that we love you know on the ropes and they want to get in the ring and you know save it? That's why I did it <hes> think. Is there any sense that the incentives for running for president are a little bit out of whack in terms of people want to increase their name recognition or sell books or things like that. I mean we've never had this. Many people run for President before we got plenty of unpopular presidents I can. I understand why someone who has not run for president would say that and I have to be mindful of that. <hes> not dismiss it but I can just tell you someone you know who had two kids in the last twenty five months <hes> mm-hmm you know that that is the worst way I think to increase your profile is to be away from your as you have to be. Yeah I mean it yeah. I think there's other ways to increase your profile. Oh father not as taxing like what you give up to do. It certainly you you lose time with your family. You lose time with your friends. You mean it just it. You kick the shit out of your body going wean all over the place. You're eating at the worst hours. It's you're not exercising so I don't know if everyone else has the same lifestyle as I do but I I certainly did not you know get younger or richer or I would say more valuable in any measurable sense by doing I did it because I wanted to win and make a difference and I just assume that that's why overwhelming majority of the candidates are doing but I get that sentiment but I I really I think these are these are serious field. I mean you have former cabinet secretaries. You have vice presidents <hes> senators I mean they're they're all qualified in their own respect and I see them in the most remote places of the country at the oddest times of the day and I just have to believe that they genuinely want to lead this country and again. It's a lot to give up to the maybe maybe increase your profile or maybe sell a book. Do you think that it's a good thing for the party and for Democratic Nick Voters that there are twenty five people running for the Democratic nomination. This is a studied subject in political science and there are potential downsides right like when you have a broad primary field historically that can produce this factional candidates who don't help form any kind of party consensus. Is that a good thing there are twenty five people at your average voter in Iowa trying to choose between twenty five people who are running for president so selfishly I would say if the field is half of that. I think our candidacy would we would still be in the field right now so I wish the field was smaller but if if the alternative to twenty five people running his you know one person running or just or like three people three or four people running as we had in two thousand sixteen i. I don't think that served us well either so I think you're GonNa see through this process. <hes> in very short order the field is going to be truncated significantly and that a leader is going to emerge and because that that person went through the most grueling primary are parties ever seen <hes> they will be that much stronger and they'll have to be that much stronger to take on president trump. Is there any pressure on candidates to drop out and help winnow the field. There was no pressure on me is certainly in the hardest part for me. Was You know we I got out of the race about a week and a half after the end of the quarter and so the the end of the quarter end of June it was you know right after a couple of days after the debate and so you know I put a lot of time in the calling my supporters in calling you know our donors and I was going to gauge whether to stay in or not based on how they perceive me doing in the debate in so I thought if no one's taking my calls if I'm just going straight to voicemail or getting put on a spam list <hes> <hes> you know then that's easy. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA get out that that's not what happened at all like we win. Our report comes out in a couple of days. Folks will see that we had tremendous support in the last few days of the quarter and so. Very few people were saying get out in fact they're saying you know you made your concern like good luck. I don't buy rank and file voters. I mean of course you know parties interest probably to to winnow the field. Are there people from the D._N._C. or the parties talking to candidates being like you know. This field got a winner at some point like Tech Talk. No no so again is my point was so I'm not hearing it from supporters at all for so so for me it was looking at the polling after the debate and seeing that we weren't moving and that I would have to go back and justify to more and more donors how we could stay in <hes> in more and more volunteers. You'd need to make phone calls amok doors when you're not moving so for me. It was just the reality of the fundamentals aren't changing for us <hes> and so like what purpose does it serve if we're not gonNA win in just a self assessment of I don't don't WanNa be in such a crowded field when there are clear clear candidacies that if the field were narrower would probably have a chance in so doing other people to consider dropping out now I have so many friends <hes> running I went to three weddings of people who are running for president right now and so <hes> no I would. It's such a personal decision as I talked to all of them about this you know they have their own reasons and they see their own path and I think they're going to have to have the same self assessment that I did if they haven't already and again the D._N._C.. I think the best thing that they're doing is increasing the threshold and so I think it's really hard if you're not on the debate stage. <hes> you know going into September to justify why you're in the race if you can't meet that threshold and I think that's credit to the D._N._c. because again as much as we're talking right now about how big the field is in two months it's going to be six to eight people and I and I think that'll be a distant past that we had such a crowded field. It's it's going to really narrow to those six to eight people so September's time to kind kind of look at yourself in the mirror okay so with regards to those debates last few questions here. Do you think that the D._N._C.'s threshold specifically in terms of donor criteria which was new this year putting an emphasis on individual donations so that campaign campaign's spent a lot of money just getting one dollar from a bunch of different people which is when you think about it in terms of efficiency kind of a weird way to run a campaign like does that make sense in the future so I don't like it and we I think one month spent one hundred ten ish thousand dollars to get one hundred thousand dollars so you're spending money to get you know less money just to meet a threshold and it it doesn't allow for the resources you need to organize in Iowa in New Hampshire and South Carolina in Nevada but that being said with so many candidates like I appreciate wide they felt the need to not just have a polling criteria but also you know maybe have a second way to measure the field so it's almost like democracy right. It's the worst form of government except for all other other forms of government so this is the worst way of doing it except for probably all other options that they had and again I I wanted the threshold to go up because I wanted to move up with the threshold and I wanted to see the field shrink and my best chance was if I was in a you know less crowded field because I believe that we had that electability feature to us but that it was not going to show in such a crowded field. We didn't grow with the field so you know we we didn't grow as the field of starting to shrink so we got out but I do credit the D._N._C.. With having a function to shrink fulfill its needed having run in the primary. Are there other things that you can think of in terms of how you could make the primary process better going forward quintessential H._R.. Question here you know the in that that is a that's a great question I guess again. This may sound crazy but you know if they did to debates with ten people I mean they could have filled the whole week and done you know four debates with five I mean it's just the debate stage that was that was hard. <hes> you know I I looked at the numbers you know the next morning and Vice President Biden got about almost fifteen minutes. I got just under five minutes and I mean he. He certainly should get more time but I I I felt like it was really hard to contrast yourself and then you're in this position of like how often are my jumping in. I don't WanNa be obnoxious but I WANNA make my point and at the end of the day like what does what would d._N._C.. Lose by having and four debates and you'd actually I think you would see your intense interest that that might have had four days of viewership all right well. Thank you for giving us this exit interview interview..
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Standard cooling weather center the time right now is seven sixteen president what is the beginning an opportunity in Congress with a new perspective shaped by the wives of mine in our campaign throughout these last three months to bring that promise of America to all Americans that's Eric Swalwell candidate for president of wait I'm sorry formally a candidate for president who in California the gun grabber could not get any momentum even though he made the debate stage out of this race and Tony cats at ninety three W. IBC good morning I will I will not leave for him today ends our presidential campaign that you don't care so I'm just gonna move on could not we talk about I yeah I hi there are there are a lot so a so I'm on the record there are Democrats that are interesting to me Tulsi Gabbard I disagree with I find her interesting John Delaney I disagree with I find him interesting because I think there's actually a mind at play I think he's wrong on policy but I think that how he's engaged in in being a little more honest about Nancy honest the clear about how things can work and how they should work and how we shouldn't B. B. B. pushing towards this whole socialism love fest Jimmy of course is appealing he doesn't get my vote because if you think that Medicare for all the value that doesn't get my vote but I don't find them as human beings to actionable and I don't find that his style or his approach is one that I can't simply disagree with as opposed to just be why it why you screaming at me Bernie Sanders why are you why are you lecturing me Kamel Harris why are you flat out pretending people to judge I mean the judge is not a moderate and all that's what we've been saying from the very beginning good at this absolutely does he did he raise the big money twenty four point eight million dollars yes one of the numbers that just came in Elizabeth Warren raise nineteen million dollars sorry that's a good quarter and it's why I have her over Kamel Harris even a comma Harris's sucking the energy out of the room the option out of the room right now because the Joe Biden fight Elizabeth Warren that I think is in a more and more of of the driver seat has more and more of the opportunity that's the one I see as eighty eight tension consensus candidate but to go up against president trump there are indeed some Democrats I'll I'll happily talk to we reach out to entry hangs campaign Yang is listening I you can get me to buy into the universal basic income but he's he's like here's why I believe what I believe in that he's delaying something out no these aren't them the more popular people the more popular people are the socialists now the other people I mentioned might be you have socialists therefore there a half better than the social as I put it but we do try to reach out we do try to talk to people Eric follow will not be one of those guys swallows gun grabber Eric Swalwell is despise the second amendment he believes in force throughout gun confiscation and the only way to do that is via the barrel of a gun the only way to confiscate someone's gun is to put a gun to their head or to the head of their children so we're all clear then there is no doubt that this is the way it's gonna go down my father's been right about this since day one when it comes time to confiscate your gun if you allow these people to have power they will actually come to your house but a gunshot although they totally what your kids won't come home from school one day you will freak out wondering where your kids are you'll call the school the sale yeah they're here and we have some authorities here you haven't turned in your guns so if you want your children back you need to come and turn in your gun you don't think that's how it's gonna go down let me ask you again just so we can all get on the same page because I and I I can hear the trolls laughing but the trolls have never once thought about anything they have no concept of history they don't understand how the world works in that Orwellian style you think it's not gonna work that way you think the government isn't going to use your children against you I'm take a moment take a breath clear your mind do you really believe that the world of Eric Swalwell or in the world of Bernie Sanders they wouldn't use your children against you these are the people who tell you it's a village these are the people who tell you that your children belong to all of us why wouldn't that I'm not tryin this is not hyperbole I'm not trying to use a scare tactic I'm paying attention to them and to history and I put the two things together and if I'm the only one all crap that's a serious problem not the bigger story is I don't think I'm the only one I think people deep down like all my gosh that's exactly how they would do it that's.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Be with you Eric Swalwell Democrat from California today and presidential campaign and that's that that is that I actually have exclusive audio of the reaction to this so not too many people work the second amendment lives everybody of course is our swallow who is a gun grabber Eric Swalwell who believes in mandatory gun buybacks how can the government by back something it never sold you we'll save that for another time the most importantly is say it's mandatory it's gun confiscation but he wouldn't call gun confiscation because and I say this with all the clarity I can possibly bring he is a coward if you have an idea back of your idea don't float the idea and then not back it up don't float the idea and not share it he is or what he is what he is I'm glad he's out of the race now I'm surprised he is the first one out in that he made it to the first debate stage and some other people didn't but there will be no then we know lost sleep at all for Eric Swalwell he's going to go back and run for Congress something he said he wasn't going to do I only hope that there is some other Democrat out there who defeats him or a Republican or libertarian who defeats him as well he is completely unworthy of our time now we've got some other candidates that we're looking at like Tom Steiner will he announce today that he's running for president if so is he running as a Democrat because it's all bets are off how do you now deal with the billionaire in the race who is solely focused on impeachment he'll change the conversation of the Democrats who want to have conversations like forced busing who want to be like that's Kamel Harrison and Joe Biden now who are are people like people in a judge who want to claim there is racism and everything in it is systemic and we are all doomed never mind the Bernie Sanders healthcare for all conversations never mind one is get people are here legally healthcare never mind thinking that there should be open borders Tom style changes all those conversations because he can put a billion dollars behind any message he wants and therefore that's going to be the message so we've got that did cover and then this from the Wall Street journal this is my favorite story of the year only been discussing it now for years the myth the ally of the living wage how ridiculous of a concept it is how those who push it simply know nothing about economics there's not an economist you can bring forth to this studio who could ever challenge on the idea of a living wage and it's and it's realistic nature there's no such thing it's a mess like the triple Kabra it is a myth but now the Congressional Budget Office has come out with the numbers of how many jobs a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage would kill and it's a lot of jobs I'm gonna get into that story coming up turning cats ninety three W. I. B. C. Good Morning your burgers on the.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on KQED Radio
"News I mean again Eastbay congressman Eric Swalwell is the first prominent democratic candidate to exit the twenty twenty race for president making the announcement today at his campaign headquarters in Dublin small will has struggled to gain traction and raise money with his only real memorable moment in the campaign being his direct challenge to vice president Joe Biden to pass the torch during June's debates we're joined by Kiki with the senior politics editor Scot Shafer and Scott why is this wobble dropping out now well one reason is that he hasn't done a great job raising money he was hoping to make a splash in the first debate in Miami that didn't really happen you mentioned that moment with Joe Biden we really didn't end up you know particularly reflecting well on Swalwell and so I think he just realized Hey this is a long shot to begin with and it doesn't look any better now that I've been in it for a few months let's just cut our losses and the other thing is you know he still has time to run for reelection he has a young family two young kids and wife so I'm sure he doesn't want to be unemployed but he'll have now plenty of time to turn around and run for reelection from his district some analysts are predicting that swallows departure will trigger a wave of candidates exits do you agree well possibly I mean there are a number of candidates who are sort of in his boat Jay Insley the governor of Washington for example has also been polling about one percent people like the governor of Montana pulling even lower in fact he didn't even make the debate stage in Miami and probably won't make it for the end of the month in Detroit either you know and less you have those big moments on the national stage with a big audience it's very very hard to break out calmly her showed what can happen when you do you get a big bump in the polls and you know a lot of fundraising but if you don't you're in big trouble well there are reports that bay area billionaire and climate activist Tom's tire is preparing to jump in do you think you'll fare any better than Swalwell well that's a pretty low bar to clear her high cast but you know I I think I don't hear a clamoring for more candidates generally and I don't hear clamoring for billionaire candidates you know his issue has been pushing impeachment of the president that has some resonance on the left wing of the Democratic Party but you know if you can't pick just picking up and running for president is a tough thing I mean Donald Trump of course did it but it to jump in mid way as dire is talking about doing you know good luck but he certainly has money to spend so he won't have any trouble getting on TV and getting his message out the whether or not he can break out with voters I think is a very different and people run for president for different reasons do you think's wall wells very brief presidential bid elevated his profile in Congress for example not really I mean if you had done better perhaps I mean he I think was hoping to parlay a couple things one his roots in Iowa that's where he grew up as family are all trump supporters and I think he thought he could portray himself as sort of the son of cops and somebody who was more a kind of that look middle lane that peak people to judge really demerit south bend his occupied in some with you know a fair amount of success so I think you know that it just didn't happen for Swalwell and I think that you know if anything it may raise his profile a little bit in terms of a statewide race down the road like for the U. S. Senate but you know you can't plan out two three years down the road that's an eternity in politics media do you think there's anything we can learn from this wall wells failed bid about what voters are looking for or do you think it was just too brief and and too soon to tell with well well I I I don't know it's it's I think it just shows the difficulty of running especially from a house seat I mean there's only been one president I think elected from a as a sitting house member that was James Garfield in eighteen eighty one it's just a very tough road from that local kind of district seat to the White House Scott Shafer KQED senior editor for politics and government thanks Scott you bet I.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Running for office all right still in today was to Eric Swalwell us well well it's from California what well here's the thing what's that yeah here is announcement earlier today we talk about I yeah I spent three hours today preparing this segment well then you're in trouble Sam yes we we we how long did we did like role play with this with the arts one of hello we did I not broken down we have the blackboard out I ordered a loan we have the entire team all twenty six people on staff right down different parts of his life I know everything there yeah Swalwell what do you say I'm saying that he's no longer a candidate what yes Mister I was going to talk about the story where he got his nickname slowly okay sounds are going to remember this that we had you the thirty colts Wally was so cute you should still play it we actually did we're gonna do one segment where we read do what we actually re enact that one scene in in vacation with Chevy Chase and Beverly d'angelo hello we're there instead of Wally world they're going to swallow your that's a good thing it was such a good segment was hilarious people like this and he was going to come on we were told to do so same as you out of the wind Eric Swalwell parylene not can you give me the whole story because I'm stunned the very big I feel like a jerk now that I've spent so much time in preparing this information from fox news California representative Eric Swalwell on Monday dropped out of the race for his party's presidential nomination please hold while the the story began to becoming the first of what's expected to be many Democrats to give up their presidential aspirations of the crowded field the windows down well well who in recent polls fill the garner any even one percent of my primary and caucus voters said he was abandoning his presidential run in favor of focusing on getting re elected to the house of representatives well being honest with ourselves we had a look at how much money we were raising and where we were in the polls he said during a news conference at a union hall in Dublin California we have to be honest about her candidacy he added today and our presidential campaign but it is the beginning of a new opportunity in Congress did not endorse any of us a former primary rival saying only is impressed with the experience of the field you did say this is the next line is and make a repeat gets in the race all probably endorsers fall said jokingly and reference to the U. S. women's national team soccer star well and that do first will win again it is this for to California he just endorsed Megan Rapinoe she's the kind of president we that's what we need somebody to like the flag of the White House the first day or so much to live in the White House is the White House alright so you're totally slowly dropped out yes he did today so all the leg work all this all the stuff I do not need the other none of it matters none of that matters he's gone I'm sorry spend all their time is going to Jeff San Antonio got about a minute or so Jeff what's up hello Jeff so that was Jeff was only so long another phone call to the line it's over taxing to take me to such a switch over to the will switch over and then he's never going to come I did press all right you have your list on now what's up Joe I love your show thanks you know everything AJ said I wanna ditto yes and let me say this is because of the refund they push this stuff about tear down America yeah tear down the flag here down our country push lift up stuff like what instead of a American game that we all love is globalism in fact you can forget the Democrat of symbol you can forget Republican top of the nationalist again for social I'm sorry well socialism global yes Boris Diaw and I love that very lucky.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Yesterday Eric Swalwell today they were all tweeting about the fact that camel Harris was outed as not being an African American but half Indian and half Jamaican American right with don lemon made this point and CNN a few months ago to April Ryan no one batted night when Ali Alexander made this point that her family history is not a legacy of Jim crow in American segregation they all spent days going after him who is black for be a racist right east of the very big difference that shows just where their priorities are they are more upset by Jim Acosta being denied his press pass then someone being a journalist being sent to the hospital even though we're told under president trump it's unprecedented tax in the press but facts eats Michael malice N. A. L. icy ego and get his book to write a journey to the fringe of American politics is there a big enough contingent on the right to combat this and again it's been a hundred years in the making of not more on the progressive left I get that and by the way they they took their ideas the marching orders from people like **** Germany or actually **** Germany give credit to some American progressives rabbi Hitler was doing what he was doing so not knowing about it it takes that long so yeah this is a new movement a reasonably new movement and ended the legacy of a Buckley is still there and and the the National Review they're still gonna make excuses is it a big enough movement Michael it is are they gonna be able to effectively change get to the younger generation and and really see young conservatives are young right he's you know come out and fight fire with fire or or is it ever welding on the left to to the point to where you really can't right now it's not a numbers game because there's only a hundred centers for example and they can enormously affect public policy right and the the vast majority the masses don't care one way or another which is why the left is so effective that moving them because it's like you have the celebrities the celebrity say a B. and C. and sixty percent of people like I like this person I'm gonna grab a BNC so smart minority will always be able to run the table against a disorganized lazy ossified majority so change has already been happening and this is why it plays like Twitter and Facebook and Google are cracking down on social media because in real time politicians and members of the corporate press I being mocked and called out for the B. S. and we even I can't even imagine what it must be like for Jack Dorsey who's the head of Twitter right see a platform that he built being used to defeat the gender he believes that it must cause them such existential dread they don't exactly right it's up Michael Mel is it Michael Farley you go it do write a journey to the fringe of American politics go get this book it sounds amazing I like to have the book I'm just gonna put out there and you you said your hook me up right I absolutely if you ask that would let absolutely it will double the gold of the daycare that what one last comment did and I want your thoughts on this when a seed goes to the border and lies about women drinking out of toilets lies about border patrol agents physically and sexually threatening her those are her words not mine when she lies about us running concentration camps none of that is true what I do said she said all of it but none of it's true when she does that you're telling me she's not just the adult she's actually somebody who is doing this for a progressive reason and as you said sixty percent of our followers believe it all absolutely and I had this great sweet which I think you probably saw rice that I agree with a see we need to liberate the people these camps and send them home to safety immediately which is exactly right so yeah but but that's the way you fight it because the the the initial response from those who oppose or politically is only got a stupid issue how dumb is she a a corrupt you know and and that doesn't really do anything you're saying you've got here right in the face with either something snide sarcastic or with some pictures that show she's a liar I mean something like that eight it's the first rule of improv is yes and so okay what she's saying it's a concentration camp great we're gonna shut him down send the people free problem solved now what you got right can't gauge with these people on their level you have to one up them at every turn and for decades conservatives that insure you seen have tried to do this like using a reason you can't use a recent with someone who didn't derive their views from reason for coming to their views from a fundamentalist faith that so smart I mean I I've I've tried to reason with them and it's not working so I'm gonna try your way now and by the way I learned from your tweak your tweets style people should go Apollo Michael malice right now at Michael brelo's on on Twitter because your tweets are just that what would you call yourself yesterday and used to to to to to drop Matt burns something like that I have a bigger Twitter following then people like Tim Ryan and I'm closing in Eric small yeah I'm at a point now where I'm going to move the needle in the presidential debates and it is going to be absolutely hilarious after Tulsi Gabbard week I saw her a destroyed Tim Ryan and the right bait last Wednesday he put out a statement and I just reply I reported this week because this person is contemplating suicide I think he did he ever that social media go he has is not to know what to do with it that is the power of social media and then you write and that is why the left is a losing their minds did you write a journey to the French American politics Michael thanks a million thanks so much Joe back after this to the Joe pack shows diretor yellow pad whatever you do to celebrate America's.
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"What they do is tactic is, yes, they try and bully, you, intimidate you and even threaten you, we've, we've got over a hundred threats that have been, you know, sent to us, and oftentimes passed onto the police from people around issues of guns, and they do that is a way to try and have me intimidated and do nothing and show other lawmakers that, you know, this is what your Facebook feed is gonna look like if you have the crazy idea that kids shouldn't be killed in their classroom. But I've come to see that. It's just a tactic that they don't represent where most of us are in that was born out in this last election, where seventeen of them, seventeen incumbents were defeated who were backed by the array. So I'm gonna lean into that momentum as president and challenge the country to go farther. No longer negotiate down on gun safety, negotiate up, not just for background checks. But the ban by back. The assault weapon in America. Ear on the house intelligence committee. And I think one thing that a lot of people fear is going into twenty twenty that foreign powers, probably, especially Russia are gonna try to once again influence our election. Are there are there things you think we as Americans should be doing to, to counteract this to, to make sure that, that isn't something that, that happens in sort of steals, our election? Well, the Russians are going to continue to try and interfere in our elections, and other countries will look at the green lights that the president and his team, have given to the Russians as their own signal that they can, as well trained interfere it. And you know what we can do in the congress is the fund election security in a way that we weren't able to do in the minority. And so we have a budget battle coming up this fall, you know, we can take the budget, but the Republicans zeroed out for election security, and funded, we can also make sure that the American people have awareness of how the Russians and others would weaponize, our greatest strength as a country the freedom of speech by using social media, that divide us, so that awareness is important, but we have to be careful to not I would say shout from the top of the mountain that the Russians are affecting the outcome of the election. Because if we do that we're playing into the hands of the Russians and playing. Into the hands of the Republicans who have welcomed their interference and would love it. If a single mom on election day was driving home from work and had to pick up her daughter from daycare, and had about a half hour to go vote and was running late and thought you know what? All the Democrats are saying, and all the press are talking about this election being rigged. I'm just gonna get my daughter home bay there feed. Her put it a bed. I don't have time for this like, we don't want people to think that the outcomes already decided. So the best thing we can do just overwhelm the ballot box. So the presents cannot be night, if listeners would like to help out your campaign. How can they do that? Well, Eric swale, well that's your. E. S. W. A. L. W E, L L, Eric swelled dot com is the way to join the campaign to, you know, find issues that I care about, but also at Eric swale. Well, on Twitter and Instagram and the DMZ are open, so you can t every every night. Right. We are engaging on social media, but look out for some of our social media town halls, but the Eric's dot com. That's that excellence will, I know you have a super busy schedule. So I'm gonna let you go. But thank you so much for, for taking the time to talk to me today. This has been really exciting. And I am so happy that people are taking gun safety. So seriously in that you're making it a, a major plank in your platform. Thank you, Kellyanne. Thank you. You know. And so, for the, the podcast and what you're doing to raise these important issues around family and safety. Thanks for listening to, to broads talking. Politics, are theme song is called, are you listening off of the album elephant shaped trees by the band EMU Newry, and we're using it with permission of the band, our logo and other original artwork is by Matthew eflin and was created for use by this podcast?
"eric swalwell" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics
"A lot of our listeners also have young kids as to I not quite as young as IRS powders. Minor foreign seven okay? So just Just a little little bit bit older. older. Right. So what does having young children, sort of lend both to your outlook and in your view on the issues? But also in what's it like to campaign? What's it like to be in congress, and what's it like to campaign for president was with such young children? Well, America would benefit from young family being in the White House. And that's because our struggle is America struggle. You know, we are paying off my student on that, as I said, just under one hundred thousand dollars. We've fighting shirts companies, you know, it seems like every month we're in a different fight over Dr Bill. You know, from a kid, who's gonna the emergency room or has gone to the doctor. And, you know, I, I know why it's so frustrating for people that, you know, they get these surprise bills, or they see their premiums go up. And they wonder how they're gonna make, you know, the next paycheck and when it comes to, you know, I took my son to his preschool organization. Earlier this week. And I thought about something when I walked into his classroom, that I didn't think about when I was in the classroom, which was is he going to be safe here? Like, you know is, is this, you know, school, you know, protected from someone you know coming in, in carrying out what happened at sandy hook. And so, you know, those are the worries that I have, and those are the words that so many Americans have. And so, you know, I, I think that gives me a connectedness you know, to, you know, young families in America, and I could be an advocate for them. What is it like though, to, to have to be going around the country being, I say this, because I think a lot of people, a lot of people with young kids, especially a lot of moms with young kids shy away from running for office because they worry about those, those sorts of things about being away from from their children. You know, without sort of regarding the all the good, you could do for your kids by being an office worker stage right now where the luggage weighs more than the kids. When we bring them along, you know it takes twice as long. You know, I've always been, you know, fight so often for my job back and forth from California to Washington, that I never would dream of checking luggage, just knowing how long it could take. And now like we're that family, you know, waiting at the, you know, baggage claim, you know, loading up everything looking for lost, you know carseat, etc. So it just, you know, it, it takes a little bit more time to have them along. But it my favorite trips are the trips that my wife and kids are with me. And what I really like about, you know, I. Oh and New Hampshire. And these early states is that they want to meet your family, and they, they wanna see you know who you are. They wanna, you know, measure in way, every, you know, part of not just your policies, but like who you are, as a person, they wanna hold your kids, and that, that has been, I would say the most enjoyable part, but then there's also. So the, you know, fathering by FaceTime, which is that's the harder park, you know being on the road. And you know, it's nice to have face time and, you know, be able to check in with the kids and see how they're doing. But it also just it's reminder of, you know, the distance, you know, but my wife reminds me that, you know, a lot of this is it's selfish. We're doing this for them. I I don't want my kids to be in a classroom. That's not safe. I don't want my kids, you know, to have the student that, that I, I don't want my kids, you know, to lose hope that government could find cures on, you know, the diseases that less, and so doing it for my kids and doing it for everyone's kids. So you are the son of Republicans. I believe he grew up in Republican family..