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Blinken Defends Afghan Withdrawal at Testy U.S. Congressional Hearing
"Blinken yesterday faced harsh republican criticism for the withdrawal and the chaos congressman. Michael mccall. This was an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions blinken defended that withdrawal saying the biden administration had inherited the deadline which came with no plan. There's no evidence. The staying longer would have made the afghan security forces or the afghan government. Any more resilient today he goes before the senate foreign relations committee
Afghanistan Crisis Puts Blinken in a Rare Position: The Hot Seat
"Afghanistan will be the focus of lawmakers this afternoon. When secretary of state antony blinken testifies members of a house committee lincoln expected to be pressed about the fall of the afghan government and evacuations of americans and afghans before and after the us military's withdrawal impairs. Michelle kellerman says blinking. Testifies to a cynic committee tomorrow senator chris murphy democrat from connecticut is worried that republicans on the foreign relations committee may try to turn the hearing with lincoln into a circus and try to put the blame on joe biden for twenty years worth of mistakes in afghanistan. Let some democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the americans and at risk afghans. Who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The state department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of americans and green card holders from the airport in kabul and via overland
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Nineteen seventy five. The ford administration had intelligence that saigon would collapse after the us departure and the ford white house. Slow the evacuation because officials thought moving too fast would signal weakness and doom. The south vietnamese government naphtali says as a young senator on the senate foreign relations committee biden followed the botched saigon departure as it unfolded and was in the oval office along with fellow members of the foreign relations committee and then secretary of state henry kissinger when ford asked for funding to get americans and vietnamese. Allies out at the time biden was concerned funding a large operation that included airlifting. Some one hundred seventy four thousand vietnamese nationals. Who had aided the us would extend the us troop presence in vietnam according to a white house memorandum of the meeting. Now it's biden's turned behind the oval office desk facing the tough decisions and unable to sidestep the fallout though he will try when he appeared in the roosevelt room. On tuesday to address the us evacuation in kabul biden. Spent the first ten minutes of his eighteen minute remarks thanking house. Democrats for moving forward with a broad infrastructure bill and laying out how such investments could stimulate the economy address climate. Change and bolster. The middle class biden wants the operation in afghanistan to end as soon as possible the longer. Us troops are in kabul. He said the longer they have to face an increasing risk from the terror group isis k. An enemy of the us and taliban that may try to launch attacks to destabilize the country further. It's a tenuous situation biden. Said we run a serious risk of breaking down as time goes on. It's summertime so relax at the beach and stress less about how folks are absolutely going to track sand right into your living room because you have the roomba s. nine plus robot vacuum and with the bravo jet m six robot mop. You don't have to worry when they drip water all over the kitchen floor looking for post swim snack let i robot take care of the mess so you can get back to what really matters. Learn more and i robot dot com..
What's on the Agenda for Biden's First Foreign Trip in Office
"The president's first international trip since taking office, hoping to show the world the U. S is different with him in charge. President Biden's schedule includes meetings with allies from the G Seven Nations visit with Queen Elizabeth and have face to face meeting with Russian President Putin, CBS News correspondent We, Zhejiang has more from the White House. His press secretary says that President Biden has been preparing for 50 years for this trip, and in many ways he has first is the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president, But Now it is his turn to set the agenda. The president will kick off his trip by meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before attending the G seven summit in Cornwall, England. It will be the first time the leaders of the world's largest economies will meet face to face since the pandemic began. Mr Biden has stressed he wants to renew America's commitment to allies after his predecessor sparred openly with them. His goal to rally the world's democracies on issues like the pandemic climate change and countering China. He and the first lady will then visit Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Sunday before heading to Brussels for the NATO summit. The agenda there is expected to include defense spending, cybersecurity and Russian aggression. Mr Biden will cap off the trip Wednesday with his first in person meeting with Putin since becoming president. His advisors say that is not about delivering deals, but Rather setting boundaries with Russia on everything from those cyber attacks we've been seeing to its nuclear program. We did
Belarus 'Diverts Ryanair Flight to Arrest Journalist', Opposition Says
"Authorities scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a full spam alert to force orion airplane to land on sunday and then detained opposition minded journalist who was on board during condemnation from europe and the united states in what was described by some e you leaders as a hijacking. The passenger plane flying from athens to lithuania were suddenly diverted to minsk the capital of belarus escorted there by a soviet era. Mig twenty nine fighter jet on its landing. authorities journalists roman protas savage into custody productivity had his head in his hands and was shaking when he realizes the flight was headed for minsk. Lithuania's delfi news outlet said quoting passenger later as lead away. According to the report he remarked all the death penalty here. The twenty six year old journalist worked for poland based online new service nexta which will cost of mass protests against belarussian president alexander lukashenko last year via the telegram messenger app at a time when it was hard for foreign media to do so pro to seven who now works for different telegram channel could mover is wanted in belarus on extremism charges and stands accused of organizing mass riots and of inciting social hatred allegations. He denies data showed. The plane was diverted just two minutes before. It was due to cross into lithuanian espace. Us foreign relations committee chairman. Bob menendez issued a statement with the heads of seven european parliamentary foreign affairs panels denouncing the force landing as an act of piracy. They called for a ban. On all overflights of belarus including to and from the country and for nato and easy you states to impose sanctions and suspend better russa's ability to use interpol poll. The us demanded a full investigation of an action. They said endangered the lives of the passengers including us citizens
Biden tells world leaders that "America is back"
"The clip that we showed that president by there in michigan being real fiery about about his covert relief bill. That wasn't the only speech he gave. Today he spoke to the munich munich security conference which he went to a all the time when he was a member of the senate and chair of the senate foreign relations committee have a listen to what he had to say to our allies over in europe. I'm sending a clear message to the world. America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back and we are not looking backward. We are looking forward together. Democracy doesn't happen by accident. We have to defend him. Fight foreign strengthen renew it. We have to prove that our model is isn't a relic of history is the single best way to revitalize the promise of our future and me with that speech. President biden sending a clear message to the alliance that the last four years are done. The united states is back wanting to assume its role as the leader of the free world. A bullwork of the of the of the western alliance. Do you think though that that message is being well received in europe will. It's a welcome message but it's a message that is also coming as president biden is trying to really do away with some of the damage that was caused over the last four years. He's trying to essentially say to our allies. The last four years or anomaly. They were not reflective of american values. But let's be very clear for a very long time. The united states will be known around the world as a country that elected president trump and the president trump also former president trump also had seventy five million people vote for him the second time around so our allies are also looking at this guy at our country and saying what exactly is going on in america so while president biden of course is is signaling that america wants to again embrace our allies. There's really a lot of damage that needs to be had there in our allies including europe and in other places. They've figured out how to function within america. That was weaker. And i didn't wanna be part by a of multilateral deals multilateral agreement so you also are entering back into the world stage with that are saying we figured out how to talk about climate. Change how we talk about the pandemic without america being part of a partner of that analysis really president biden wanting to go back into the furlough based on my reporting a lot of people who welcome idea leaders. Welcome that idea. But i think that it's still very early. Because america has that that that stained really In that and that that that reputation now because president trump went to these to these conferences went to these. These these gatherings and really did damage. They are really did. Somebody's poke his finger in the eye of a lot of our allies
Democrats unveil immigration plan with 8-year pathway to citizenship
"Congressional Democrats today introducing a bill to remake the U. S immigration system. It's called the U. S. Citizenship Citizenship Act of 2021, unveiled by Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and California Democratic representative Linda Sanchez, among the highlights that includes an eight year pathway to citizenship for those people in the country unlawfully. If they arrived by January, 1st of this year. It would also lift hurdles for those workers to legally immigrate to the United States as well. Azad financial resources to border screening and replace the word alien with non citizen in law. Senator Menendez, announcing details during a zoom called earlier today. Under the status quo. We still prevent family members from reuniting legally in the United States because of lengthy backlogs and delays. We still send graduates educated in our great universities back to their home countries, instead of allowing them to drive innovation here in America, and we still make it too hard for companies to hire the workers they need to innovate and force American workers to compete. With exploited undocumented labor. That's why we today collectively are introducing the U. S. Citizenship Act in the Senate in the House legislation that brings to life President Biden's plan to restore humanity and American values to our immigration system. It's our vision. It's our vision off what immigration reform should Look like and it's a bill we can all be proud of. It will modernize our system or for a path to citizenship for hardworking people in our communities, reunite families, increase opportunities for legal immigration and ensure America remains the powerhouse for innovation and a beacon of hope to refugees around the world. I can tell you is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But I must say that beyond enhancing security and improving management of the southern border, our legislation also finally addresses the push factors forcing so many families to flee Central America in the first place. Transnational crime, violence, corruption, poverty, lawlessness, the prior administrations. Naive fixation on the wall failed to alleviate these horrific conditions. We must address the Underlying root causes driving migration and create safer processes for those in danger to apply for asylum. That's how we stop ourselves from winding up in the exact same place down the road, and that's what this bill does. Now there are some in Congress, I'll say from both parties who argue against going big on immigration reform. Some still believe the answer lies and blocking all legal channels of our immigration system until we get our house in order. Others say we should leave the bigger, tougher questions for another day, pursuing narrow reforms that nibble at the edges and leave millions of people behind. Personally, I couldn't disagree more with both approaches. That from Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat from New Jersey, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill does have the support of President Biden issue his statement earlier today, available on the White House
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Thanks for making it here This Wednesday Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden's nominee to represent the US at the United Nations. Linda Thomas Greenfield is a veteran diplomat with more than 30 years of experience at the State Department. World's Rupert Chinoy starts us off with this report. Senators from both parties today asked Linda Thomas Greenfield again and again about how she views the threats posed by China and how she would confront those threats. If she's confirmed as U. S ambassador to the United Nations, we know China is working across the U. N system to drive an authoritarian agenda. It stands in opposition to the founding values of the institution. American values. Their success depends on our continued withdrawal. That will not happen on my watch. Some Republican senators questioned that commitment. They referred to recent editorials that described in October 2019 speech by Thomas Greenfield. She spoke at a Chinese government funded Confucius Institute at Savannah State University, a historically black college in Georgia. She said she came to regret giving that speech but added it was important for her to visit the school and highlight a serious problem. That there's a lack of diversity at the State Department. Truthfully, I wish I had not accepted this specific invitations, and I came away from the experience, frankly alarmed. The way the Confucius Institute We're engaging with the Black community and Georgia Thomas Greenfield says she strongly supports the crackdown on Confucius institutes in the US, and she said she would not hesitate to call out the Chinese government as U. N ambassador. None of us want to encourage your support of conflict. And that is not the intent here. The intent here is to encourage the Chinese to change their behavior. Asked about China's treatment of weaker Muslims in its western Xinjiang province and the Trump administration's last minute designation of the situation there as genocide. Thomas Greenfield cited her experience as assistant secretary of state for African affairs. I lived through an experienced and witness a genocide. In Rwanda. S o. I know what it looks like. I know what it feels like. And this feels like that. We just have to call it for what it is. Thomas Greenfield said It was important for the US to continue to give diplomatic and military support to Taiwan. Territory China claims as its own. She said Iran must be held accountable for its nuclear activities and that she would work with both the Russian and Chinese governments to keep the pressure on Iran to stop uranium enrichment. At the same time, Thomas Greenfield said she would not hesitate to criticize Russia on human right, citing the opposition leader Alexei Navalny's recent arrest and the ensuing protests in Russia. Thomas Greenfield was also questioned about her support for Israel. The Trump administration withdrew from the U. N Human Rights Council because of the perceived bias toward Israel. I look forward to standing with Israel standing against the unfair targeting of of Israel, the relentless resolutions that are proposed against Israel unfairly Thomas Greenfield, who was raised in the segregated South and attended segregated schools. Is not the first African American or African American woman to represent the U. S at the U. N. If confirmed, she would be the first black American in the role to not be a first New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker still celebrated her nomination. Because I know the challenges we still have in this country. And I watched after George Floyd. Was savagely murdered. How? It wasn't just all 50 States of America. It came out and protested. We saw other nations, right? At least a dozen other countries. Because they know that the United States of America If we could make our values true here, there's hope for the world. Would you agree with that? Yes, sir. For the world. I'm rubbish, Noi. Today, the U. S and Russia extended a key arms reduction agreement the new start treaty. The treaty first came into effect about 10 years ago and was set to expire next Friday. Lynn Rustin worked on the treaty during the Obama administration. She's now the vice president for global nuclear policy at NT I the Nuclear Threat initiative. Lin. Thanks for being with us explain First of all, what the new start treaty is and how it actually limits both the US and Russia's nuclear arsenals. Thanks for having me. The new start treaty is Thea only treaty remaining that live in the U. S and Russian nuclear arms. It has numerical limits on deployed nuclear warheads. 15 50 on each side and importantly, it has very intensive intrusive verification and inspection measures so that we can confirm Russia's complying with the treaty. This includes 18 on site inspections each year in each other's countries. So you've been working on arms reduction for some time. It was in 2010 and 11 when you start with being negotiated with the Russian government. Take us back if you would. What were those negotiations like? Well, I supported those negotiations from Washington. But we were negotiating in a circumstance when the original start, One treaty was set to expire. Basically for 50 years, the United States and Russia have had a succession of agreements regulating their strategic nuclear Arms. And so it was critically important toe put the next agreement in place, which new start Woz. It was negotiated fairly quickly in about a year, and then it took some months to get it ratified and entered into force. So if new star were to have expired on February 5th what would have been the potential dangers and the impact to global security? Yeah, I just can't stress how critically important it is that this treaty is being extended in the intervening period. We've seen a succession of treaties fall by the wayside, either, because in one case Russia violated one United States has withdrawn from treaties frankly, under the Trump administration. There was kind of an aversion to arms control agreements. And so the whole fabric of arms control agreements that help regulate nuclear competition has been eroding. And this is the last standing treaty. Governing the most destructive weapons in the world on the part of the two countries that have by far the preponderance of these weapons and so having the limits having the verification in place. For another five years is essential. Aside from a new start, are there other agreements that put limits on us and Russian nuclear arms? I mean, does new star cover all nuclear weapons? It is the only agreement remaining, but it does not cover all types and classes of nuclear weapons. And so The next stage of arms control is going to need to do a couple of things. One is hopefully begin to address what is not covered in this treaty that includes all nuclear warheads. And also we have the problem that the intermediate range Nuclear forces treaty has been terminated. And so we now have a class of Intermediate range systems that can be armed with nuclear weapons..
Senate begins Biden Cabinet confirmation hearings
"Just a few hours. Until joe biden takes the oath of office and becomes the forty six president of the united states. five of his most high profile cabinet nominees five of them got their senate confirmation hearings today. Secretary of state nominee antony blinken appeared before the foreign relations committee armed services committee question. Defense secretary nominee. Lloyd austin janet yellen who's biden's nominee for treasury secretary. She had her hearing before the finance committee. Also hearing for biden's pick to head homeland security alejandro may orcas and the director of national intelligence nominee of real hanes. Got her hearing as well five. Really big ones right. I mean state defense treasury homeland security intelligence five of them all at once today. We never have this many nominees for huge cabinet positions all having their confirmation hearings all on the same day. That's because in years past when a new administration was on its way in the senate would hold hearings for new cabinet secretaries over a period of days many days in advance of the inauguration so the new president could have at least some of his cabinet in place when he actually took office. Not this time. Though this time we got all these hearings all at once. Literally the day before the inauguration because the republican controlled senate just chose not to get their act together to move on. Move on biden's nominations before now they had some very important recesses. Take among other things i swear. The senate didn't even come back from their latest vacation until today. Yeah no rush when you haven't held confirmation hearings for anyone before today feel free to take a few more days off so biden is having to take off with an empty cabinet with literally. No cabinet secretaries confirmed including in critical national security positions which is totally unprecedented. on president. obama took office in two thousand nine seven of his cabinet. Secretaries were confirmed. By the end of inauguration day. many of president trump's cabinet picks face more opposition in the senate but even he took office with his defense secretary in his homeland security secretary in place. This time though. Barring some kind of senate miracle joe biden will have no one in. His entire cabinet confirmed on his first day including in the major national security positions and bad news. Good news on that front. The bad news is the obvious. The bad news is that that means president biden is going to start with a whole bunch of acting temporary. Fill in cabinet secretaries instead of full blown senate confirmed cabinet secretaries of his choosing which will just make it that much harder for the new president to hit the ground running and that's true in terms of policy matters that's also true in terms of national security. It's worrying for all the obvious reasons. That's the bad news but the good news is that the trump administration has been so profoundly dysfunctional for four whole years that we're actually starting used to that now. We're actually sort of used to having only acting stand in non-confirmed secretaries at all the most important jobs in the cabin and that's not something that the republican controlled senate screwed up for trump despite him doing it the right way. That's just the way he ran the government. I mean thanks to republican senator josh hawley slowing down the process and the homeland security committee. Joe biden is going to have to settle for an acting homeland security secretary for at least a few days but the united states has already had nothing but the homeland security secretaries for like two years under donald trump the longest they can see in the presidential cabinet ever because donald trump could just never get it together to have real nominees who got really confirmed by the senate and who held their job with all the attendant powers so maybe four years and terrible governance. Maybe we are better at running government poorly in that way there was would have been before this four year experiment and terrible governance. That is now coming to a clicks.
Senate holds confirmation hearing for Biden's picks
"Biden is going to nominate. Dr rachel levine as assistant. Us health secretary she has led pennsylvania's response to the pandemic and is a professor of pediatrics. And psychiatry at penn state levin is also openly transgender several biden nominees will have confirmation hearings today including his choices to lead the department of treasury defense homeland security and the director of national intelligence. And npr's michele keleman reports the senate foreign relations committee meets to consider the nominee for secretary of state. Tony blinken a former. Deputy secretary of state blinken goes way back with biden. He was a staffer on the senate foreign relations committee. When biden was chairman. And he says he wants to help the new administration restore america's place in the world because america at its best still has a greater ability than any other country on earth to bring others together to meet the challenges of our time. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil servants. That's where they come in. Lincoln is a french speaker who went to high school in paris. His father was an ambassador to hungary and his stepfather was a holocaust survivor who was rescued by african american. Gi michele
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KCRW
"She also loved rebuilding cars and airplanes, and she learned to fly. She had bought a used Cessna and rebuilt the avionics herself and tried to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and crash landed near the Newfoundland coast. It wasn't a total disaster. Her copilot later became her husband, and they went on to launch an independent bookstore in a gritty part of Baltimore. Pains. Now 51 was in her early thirties. By the time she graduated from Georgetown Law School and began her rapid ascent and government. One of our supporters is Rollie Flynn, who served three decades at the CIA. She is a really smart person, a person with serious horsepower and a nice person. I don't think you're going to see a lot of drama out of her just a serious professional pain started at the State Department. She then joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Getting to know the committee chairman, Senator Joe Biden won. Biden became vice president Haynes followed him to the White House working on the National Security Council. He was so highly regarded that in 2013 president Obama pointed or to the number two job at the CIA, though she'd never worked at the spy agency. Jeannie, Tie singer now retired, was a senior CIA official. At that point, every aled did not have that background. So you know, I think all of us probably had a bit of a question Mark that changed quickly. I became a fan, You know, probably within. You know, weeks I am a huge have real fan. Raleigh. Flynn, who held key positions overseas and at CIA headquarters, says it's still a big deal when a woman gets a top job in national security having myself come up in the days when there weren't very many women in leadership positions. To me, it's very significant pains does have critics like Daniel Jones, he was the chief investigator on the Senate Intelligence Committee back in 2014. When it was looking into the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects. CIA staffers were accused of breaking into the committee's computers. Haynes letter of you board the said No one at the CIA should be disciplined. Jones says This deserves further scrutiny when Haines has their Senate confirmation hearing, I think she she really lacked the leadership in this case, and I think the Senate needs to push her on it, and I think we need to learn more about that Accountability Board Review and her role in it. Haines has kept a low profile during her time in government, but did speak when by nominated her last week, Mr President elect You know that I have never shied away from speaking truth to power..
Joe Biden Cabinet picks: Who are the president-elect’s nominees?
"Day for reporters covering the Biden transition team is the president elect's Cabinet choices will be Reveal. Of course you heard from ABC a moment ago. The G S a is now releasing those transition funds. John Hudson is covering it all for the Washington Post intact with Cuomo's Taylor van sighs a lot of names that we're gonna have to learn over the next weeks or so. Nominees for some of the bigger jewels in that cabinet crown today. We're for secretaries of State in homeland Security. U. N. Ambassador director of National Intelligence Let's start with Antony Blinken. He's the nominee for secretary of state. What's his background? Well, he's been with fighting for a very long time. He has a sort of mind meld with the president elect, and they worked in Congress together in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Hey, worked at the state Department of Deputy secretary of State and Blinking also worked closely with Biden when he was vice president. A deputy national security advisor s O. They know each other. He's reputation is sort of a liberal internationalist does believe in a strong and large role for the United States. In some ways is a little bit more hawkish in interventionist than the president elect. Hey, support. Blinken supported the intervention in Libya something that Biden did not support. Blinking also supported Ah, large U. S intervention in Syria on so they are totally ideologically in the exact same place, but he's a very sort of faithful servant of the president elect. And the nominee for U. N Ambassador is Linda Thomas Greenfield has been described as a career foreign service officer. She's coming out of retirement, right? Yes, she did retire in the Trump era, didn't her last job in the Obama administration of is our top diplomat for Africa? She comes with, you know a lot you know, over two decades worth of experience in the foreign service, not a political type person per se. I'm not like a lifelong Democrat or anything like that. A career diplomat On, so looks to be someone who would be, um you know, a good soldier over at the U. N. For Biden not heavily ideological. But what has been helping the president elect, reform the State Department and promote diversity, And some of these names that we've seen come out aren't may be familiar to those of us outside of Washington, D C. Like Alejandro Mayorkas Tol head the Homeland Security Department. And Averil Haynes, for director of National intelligence are a lot of these intentionally a political picks or or lesser known names. Well, you're right that these they're not super bugs were the names, but there is a commonality in them in, but they all had, you know, fairly senior roles in the Obama administration, and so this really is sort of a revenge of the foreign policy establishment. And of course we're talking about. We're talking about foreign policy related jobs. So these are not like celebrity type folks. Uh, they are part of the sort of great suited bureaucracies that was often behind the scenes. But these people had sort of fairly senior roles in the Obama decision. Now they're going today be nominated for very, very senior positions in the defied an administration John Hudson with us on coma, news and more announcements to be made. I'm sure in the next 24 hours or so, John. Thank you very much. And that's
Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"And the person that is tipped to be his secretary of State. Antony Blinken Telesco years. So I'm not a blink monologist, but I have known him since high school. We were in the same class. 40 years ago, Maurine in Paris, And if biography is personality, I think Tony's biography tells the whole story. He was an American in Paris, living with a stepfather who was the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. And an international lawyer trying to build ties between them the eastern bloc and and the West. And in those four elements. I think it captures Tony's identity. He was an American, and he believes very strongly in America in America's role in the world. As you know, for him a country that can that can really change the landscape, the global landscape, But it wasn't Paris. And so he saw how others Europeans in particular. View the United States at times very unfavorably as a country that tries to bully in that tries to impose its way rather than to work with others. The fact that his step that was who he was, I think from knowing Tony, it imbued in him a strong feeling of, you know, fighting for human rights and fighting for the defense of people, vulnerable people, whether they're refugees or whether they're people who are affected by conflict. And lastly, an international lawyer who tried to broker ties between a time the Soviet Union and Europe. I think that is the diplomat and Tony, who tries to Put himself in other people's shoes and what is going to insist very much on a resumption of multilateral, very transatlantic view of the world. So all those people who have been so nervous on terrified by the damage that they perceived the Trump administration had done to international alliances, institutions internationally collaboration and so on. Will be very pleased that Antony Blinken is the man who is tipped to be the secretary of state. It is true, though, isn't it? That foreign policy may not actually be Joe Biden's pressing issue, given the impact of covert 19 in the United States. Correct. I mean his priority. I think the part of the administration is going to be domestic because of the health implications of the pandemic and the economic implications of the pandemic. I mean, we're facing a as much of the world is a severe economic crisis. And I'm not having mentioned that the racial tensions and the polarization of a country that has gone through an election, the result of which is still not been acknowledged by the by the sitting president and many of his followers, so the party's going to be domestic. Joe Biden is somebody who is a senator. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign policy is in his DNA's A Tony Blinken is probably his closest partner. When it comes to Ah, colleague when it comes to foreign policy, So I think you're going to see a big emphasis on the themes that you just mentioned, which is re stitching multilateral alliances. Resuming U. S participation in some of the treaties and some of the organizations that President Trump withdrew from. But both the president and Antoni if he is, in fact, if he does become secretary of state are going to face a world that is very different from the world that they were they were participating in the Obama administration is short four years ago. Image of the United States the credibility of the United States the fragmentation of the world order. Everything has accelerated over the last four years. Well, let's talk about some of the treaties that he might decide to rejoin. We we know that on on climate change, he is going to rejoin the Paris accord. It's also been reported that Jake Sullivan, another Joe Biden adviser, is expected to be named his national security advisor. And in the context of the J C P o a the Iran nuclear deal. The combination Of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. Pretty significant. And let's not forget that as you're buying himself, wrote an article not long ago in which he said that the U. S. Should rejoin the JCP away if Iran agrees toe come back into compliance with his provisions. So that has been a commitment that he made during the campaign. It's by the way, the position that I think every other maybe, with one exception, every other candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination made So I think it is. The intent of it would be the intent of the administration to come back in. Now That's easier said than done. They're going to be obstacles. Iran is not in compliance, President Trump has added and continues to add weekly a huge number of sanctions that are going to be Difficult to deal with. But the intense that projector I think has been clear. And as you say, with both Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan again, if both of them if the rumors are confirmed, I think you have a pretty strong sense that That's what the United States is going to try to do, and we'll work with European partners and others to get there. Robert Malley, president and CEO of
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"I had to take for your on this. So many more its efforts of a lot of Washington D. C. Where they beast news correspondent Karen Travers. You've all around Twitter by the way at Karen Travers. Come on, take care. E think Running. Things started to leak out from the Biden campaign about nominations to his Cabinet and some important ones. Let's start with Secretary of State. What Can you tell us about sources tell us that the president elect will nominate Tony Blinken as secretary of state. He's somebody that has extensive foreign policy. Experience and a long term relationship with Joe Biden has been one of his closest advisors on foreign policy and national security. For decades. They were together the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He worked for Biden went by them was VP and later served as the deputy secretary of state in the second Obama terms, So he's a very young quantity. There was when this story First league last night, Bloomberg had the big scoop. It's all Republicans and Democrats saying that this would be a good choice. Now, of course, you have to be confirmed by the Senate. All of the president elect Cabinet picks on, so we'll see how that plays out after January 20th right, it's important to tell so note. There was some others that were in the running for this and because everybody's gonna grab for a spot now. Anybody of importance that we know who is also in the running for that position who would be disappointed this morning? Find out the Biden made another choice. You know, I don't know. And blinking had kind of been the leading contender for about a week or so. And that was certainly the big buzz coming from the bite in world. Not a big thing confirmed this morning is that by didn't expected to nominate Linda Thomas Greenfield, not a household name by any stretch of the imagination to be the U. S Ambassador to the U. N. She's leading the State Department review team for the bite in transition, and she's a retired foreign service officer. So there was a lot of cheers among the foreign service world that one of their own. Would be put into this thing position if she is confirmed by the Senate. She would be the second black woman to serve in that world and the first foreign service officer in about 15, plus years, so you know I could pick their again. Most people were saying that she would do the job in that position again. She has to be confirmed by the Senate. So all of the things that left up to Senate and lawmakers Right there. There's a power put it, Pete Buddha Judge had thrown his hat into the ring. So to speak in the Yeah. Yeah. Do we know where he may go? He'll probably want under the seat somewhere. Won't he was instrumental in You know? Yeah. He played a big role in the big surrogate out there for Joe Biden in the final stretch of the campaign, somebody that Biden said toe like very much. You know, he when he talked about Buddha Judge she talked about him in terms of his late son, Beau Biden Kind of saw something in food, a judge that he saw in his late son, so I don't know where he'll end up the way you talk about him the Via because, Of course, he's a veteran. That is a really tough job that is a sprawling agency that is really complicated and so In Washington state kind of a no win job, too, because it's so challenging, so we'll see where he ends up in anywhere. You know, you could end up with the position in the White House, you know, not necessarily a Cabinet position. Right? I was when I asked you about whether the visit of Secretary of State of saying about Susan Rice, she can infer that spot that we hear that name right one. I think, you know, certainly headlines and social media chatter about this. But again, remember this Senate confirmed position and she would be a pretty tough call for Republicans. I think they're being controversy over that. Sure. Karen. Thanks as always, we'll talk tomorrow. I have a great Dana. Thanks you too. See? Yeah, There was also Chris Coons. You know, the he happens to be the senator from Delaware. I believe replace Biden when when that move was made to make him the vice president and For that reason, I thought that he might have a leg up on it. But apparently not. You know, the other element of this. I'm looking for the article. That I had put away concerning of some big, really big news about Saudi Arabia and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu last night. I guess Israeli time flew to Saudi Arabia to me with the Crown Prince. This is huge. Isn't put Mike Pompeo was with him. On. The reason is that they have a real concern. The Biden administration will Decide to go ahead and rejoin the Iranian nuclear deal, and both the Saudis and the Israelis believe it is a horrible deal. And they apparently had been talking before behind the scenes that nobody very much knew about. It was supposed to be a meeting of basically they're advised your board for covert in Israel. It was postponed because they said they were gathering more information before they talk to the public about if the truth be told What itwas was getting? Yeah, who was flying on a private jet? Obviously, to Saudi Arabia. Imagine the security of this. And with Netanyahu and the head of Mossad was with him too. So This is huge news If the Israelis and the Saudis wind up with some kind of a record The so called Abram Accords will go down as one of the great Achievements..
US withdraws from open skies treaty
"Treaty that shares air surveillance data. Teri Schultz reports Open Skies treaty signed and ratified by 34 countries other than the U. S allows members to conduct surveillance flights over each other's territory. It's considered an important confidence building measure. US notified the other members six months ago that it believed in Moscow is violating the treaty by blocking fly over access to certain areas and said it would pull out. As a result. Almost a dozen European countries issued a statement at the time expressing their disappointment at the US move. Then candidate Joe Biden also criticized the decision as exacerbating tensions with Russia. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says he expects President elected Biden to rejoin the treaty for NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. This is NPR news.
What Does A Biden Presidency Mean To US Foreign Relations?
"Might Joe Biden's presidency mean for US foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the regions that are most consequential to the United States? NPR's Emily Fang is in Beijing. Lucien Kim is in Moscow and Jane Arraf is in Erbil, Iraq. Hello to you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader, She Jingping, He's not put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? Well, it's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the the count in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are real, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years. Sorry, and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. They don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberal order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama or even Clinton spirit. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment in the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even warn certainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically makes a lot of sense. Does a president Biden change that in any way? He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in trying to hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. And Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite a cz obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay. NPR's Jane Arraf in Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone.
World leaders congratulate Biden on projected win, but some await “official results”
"Joe Biden's presidency mean for us foreign policy with us, now three of NPR's international correspondents in some of the the regions regions that that are are most most consequential consequential to to the the United United States? States? NPR's NPR's Emily Emily Fang Fang is is in in Beijing. Beijing. Lucien Lucien Kim Kim is is in in Moscow Moscow and and Jane Jane Arraf Arraf is is in in Erbil, Erbil, Iraq. Iraq. Hello Hello to to you you all. Good morning. Morning. So, Emily, let's start with you. The relationship between the U. S and China right now is quite tense. How was news of of President Elect Biden's win received in Beijing. Well, there wasn't much news because two days after the election results were called noticeably Absent is any official reaction from China's leader? She Jingping, he's non put up a message. By contrast in 2016. She congratulated Trump hours after the race was called this year. The Foreign Ministry has dodged every question we've had for comment on their views about the election, and the silence is not because China prefers bite in over Trump, Trump of replied, And it's more out of an over abundance of caution because Trump has not officially conceded. Seven China's view It does not want to take a side if you will, and until someone is definitively inaugurated, and Trump still has more than two months left in office so he could put significant pressure on China. Still, if he's provoked Okay, So China's taking a wait and see approach Lucy and there was all of this concern about Russian potential Russian interference in this election. We didn't see much of that. How is Moscow, reacting to the prospect of a Biden presidency? We'll enter. It's interesting. It's very similar to the situation in Beijing here. The absence of any congratulations from President Vladimir Putin has been noticeable today. His spokesman told reporters that Putin will wait for official results because Trump has not conceded and wants to dispute the account in the courts. One prominent Russian who did congratulate Biden, his opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He's recovering from a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. The day after the U. S election. Navalny went on social media to say that the suspense about who Would eventually when the race was evidence that America's elections are riel, but officially on state TV. The main message is that this election was marred by irregularities and fraud. So in a sense, not that different from Russian elections and the messier the transition of power is in the US, the better it is for the Kremlin because the US stops looking like a model democracy. Well, that's interesting. Jane, China and Russia both taking a wait and see approach did Iraqi leadership say anything this weekend? They did. They generally welcomed Biden's election. And, you know, there's not expected to be really a dramatic or immediate change in policy. One of the big issues here is withdrawal of US troops and Biden like Trump is in favor of those, But I gotta be honest Officials here are breathing a sigh of relief. You know, one of them put it. Will no longer be one tweet away from learning of major foreign policy decisions. And then there's the fact that Biden you Noah's head of a CZ, a member of the leading member, ranking member of the Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee and then the point man on Iraq. For then President Obama knows the leaders here and he knows them well, and that will make a difference. I spoke to one senior Iraqi official who said he's dealt with them in years for years story and and the thing that stands out is Biden's essential decency, he says. Decency. OK, Lucien Joe Biden known for his decency, Yes, but unlike President Trump, he does not seem primed to like Vladimir Putin or to soft pedal things with Russia. How might his election change the U. S Russia relationship? All right. There is no expectation here at all that Biden will be easier on Russia. I spoke to one of Russia's leading foreign policy experts fielder Lukianoff about what he expects from a Biden presidency. I don't think that many people at Moscow believed that the U. S will be able to be back to the old good days of liberals order as it was in 90 Sorento Seldon's, But the rhetoric will be ah, muchmore like Obama, or even Clinton period. So in other words, the expectation in Moscow is that Biden will bring up human rights and democracy and also take a greater interest in what happens in the former Soviet Union. There is no love for Biden in Moscow. He met with Putin when he was vice president and has been very critical of the Kremlin. But those negative feelings aside, there is also a certain trump fatigue in Moscow. There were really high hopes for years ago and today U. S. Russian relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. So there is some hope in Moscow that Biden will be more predictable and be able to start a sober professional dialogue on pressing bilateral issues of the first one that comes to mind his arms control. More predictable. Emily might also be interesting or helpful to China, right because it's been four sort of madcap years of trade wars and overnight tweets. And yet Beijing's position in the world is different now than it was when President Trump took office, isn't it? Yes, it's gone from what was then A developing regional power, too, in the U. S has eyes and this is accurate. A global competitors and that growing more negative view has led the US over the last four years to sanction Chinese officials, major Chinese companies and to limit the number of Of Chinese people who study and work in the US, But within China, you have the inverse of this negativity. China's had this surgeon self confidence since 2016. It's controlled a corona virus pandemic. It's produced some truly global companies, and that gives Beijing a sense that this is China's time to shine. And right now we're at this hugely uncertain moment. And the relationship trumps refusal to conceive means that there's even more uncertainty because Beijing cannot decide what its next move is going to be right now. Okay. If China is under the impression that it is, it's time to shine economically, makes a lot of sense. Just a president Biden change that in any way. He could. Biden is expected to continue to push China and human rights issues such as Hong Kong civil rights Xinjiang, where hundreds of thousands of people have been detained. Remember he called cheating Ping a thug during one of the last presidential debates. But many in China hope us under Biden will temper the relationship and cooperate on things like trade and climate change. But Biden could also have a much more multilateral approach and that could actually put pressure on China. Jane. Lastly, I want to reach back into history. Joe Biden once suggested that Iraq would be better off his three separate autonomous regions Kurdish, Sunni and Shiite. How was that idea held up? Yeah, so he was suggesting autonomous regions, but still with the central government and here in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, they very much welcome that support for increase power to the regions, but in other places it was seen as fuelling Iraq's sectarian divide. And there's still a bit of concern about that idea. But a lot of it has moved on to concern about Iran. And on that one he's seen as not being quite as obsessed with isolating Iran. So even some militia leaders here have welcomed his election. Okay, NPR's Jane Arraf In Erbil, Iraq, Emily faIIing in Beijing and Lucien Kim in Moscow. Thanks, everyone. Well, thank you.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WTVN
"Expecting Iran to be a top foreign policy issue in abiding administration, eight on Gil Bois and expert on American Israeli relations. Biden has very good record on Israel when he served as a senator for 36 years. But he also Wass vice president during the Obama administration, which did not have that friendly relations with Israel. The Obama administration permitted passage of U. N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel over Settlements, but also helped boost Israeli missile defenses against the extremist group Hamas. Mentioned as a possible secretary of state and abiding administration Senator Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat. His reaction I'd be honored to serve Joe is someone who's long been a leader in foreign policy. I've served on the Foreign relations Committee a decade and there's a lot of hard work for us to do to re engage with the world and restore our place of leadership on the world State Senator Coons on ABC is this week. The U. S has a long way to go to recover about 11 million jobs lost last spring due to the pandemic shutdowns. Wall Street's on an upswing, says ABC is Daria Aldinger. Yes and P 500 was 7%. In the plus column. The NASDAQ was up 9% after the best week for the market's in a very long time has changed since Election Day, four books about and or by Vice President elect Kamala Harris. Have surged into Amazon's top 10 Today. This is ABC News. We're here on any street, Yusa asking people. How do you communicate.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KCRW
"Sounds really yes, but that summer he was caught borrowing a lot of his stump speech. From a British politician and by ended his campaign after just three months, But he didn't go away. He was a high profile chairman of the Judiciary Committee at a crucial time in its history and later the Foreign Relations Committee, and in the meantime, he kept his White House ambitions on hold. He passed on a chance to run in 1992. That was Bill Clinton's here. And again in 2000 and 2004. But then he joined a field in the next cycle with a passel of other senators, including Hillary Clinton. And a freshman from Illinois named Barack Obama. Yeah, and it was during that run that Biden said something Very uncomfortable about Obama. That's right. He called Barack Obama quote the first mainstream African American who is articulate, bright and clean and a nice looking guy unquote to pursue the presidency at that level. Well, Obama shrugged it off and later he gave Biden his biggest break, making him his vice president. But it would have made sense for Biden to run again after eight years as vice president to Obama. So tell us why he didn't Hillary Clinton looked formidable, and Biden also had just lost his son, Beau Biden to cancer in 2015. So when he needed to be out on the campaign trail that summer and fall, he decided his heart wasn't in it. But several months after that, he did say he regretted not running quote every day unquote, which may be why he decided he still had one more campaign in him here in 2020. And that's why he's going to be on TV tonight, the oldest nominee either major party has ever had and the first to have reached this plateau so many years after first announcing a formal candidacy That is NPR's Ron Elving. Always enjoyable, Ron. Thank you. Thank you, Wilson. President Trump is getting pushback for nominating one of his advisers to lead a key funding institution for Latin America. The Post has traditionally gone toe a Latin American. But as NPR's carry con reports the objections to the nominee go beyond the fact that he's a US citizen. The candidate is Mauricio Claver Carone E. A Cuban American lawyer and Trump's top adviser on Latin American, the National Security Council. The president wants him to take over the Interamerican Development Bank, the I'd be funds billions of dollars of projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It's totally that Monica went up with it now called the reporters in Spanish this month. Clever car only said his leadership at the bank would be a magical and unique opportunity to deepen ties and realize the dreams of a pan American region. He says he wants to lure foreign investment back to the region from China. That, of course, is a popular sentiment in Latin America during the current pandemic economic slump. Having a U. S citizen at the helm of the development Bank, though, is not since its founding more than 60 years ago. The idea he's president has always been from Latin America. It's not just that it's an American. And breaking with tradition, this particular American, which I think rubs a lot of people the wrong way. Jorge Castaneda, it is a former foreign minister of Mexico. He and a long list of prominent Latin Americans have voiced objections to clever Coronas candidacy. They point to his hard line stance on immigration and promotion of tough sanctions against Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. Chris Sabbatini, a senior researcher Chatham House in London, says clever Caroni doesn't have the right experience. He's not a development economists. He's not a technocrat, and Sabbatini says that in a region where Donald Trump is not popular Clever Caroni wouldn't be seen as an advocate for the hemisphere. He's haven't spoken out the region has been bullied and insulted and ignored. He's done none of that. In a rare confrontation with the Trump administration, a handful of countries including Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica in Argentina. Have called on the bank to postpone next month's vote until after the US election. Clever Caroni says he has the votes and that a minority of country's air just trying to subvert the bank's democratic process. Caroline, you being there, he says. Frankly, they're just using rhetoric that's more appropriate for the 19 sixties. In 2020, Chili's foreign minister says that kind of talk shows clever. Caroni doesn't have the diplomatic skills necessary for the job, but he's in the minority. This week, 17 countries signed a letter supporting Trump's pick giving clever carne only the votes he would need. The opposing countries, however, could just sit it out. Denying the corn needed for the vote. Teo even take place. Carrie Con NPR NEWS.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's New Pick For Ambassador To Ukraine
"Update now on two important diplomatic vacancies. One is the post of U. S ambassador to the Ukraine. The last woman who held that Senate confirmed job was a central figure in President Trump's impeachment. And now the president's pick for the job is facing some lingering question in his own confirmation hearing. NPR's Michelle Kelemen reports President Trump's ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine featured prominently in his impeachment trial. Marie Ivanovich face to smear campaign by Trump's private lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who had been pressing Ukraine to get dirt on Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, says that's still happening. Giuliani Esteban, Savory Ukrainian characters have not let up their efforts to use Ukraine to interfere in U. S politics. Others in the Senate seem intent on amplifying their efforts. Menendez wants the new nominee, retired Lieutenant general Keith Dayton, to avoid playing into this and avoid any meetings with Giuliani. Senator I'm not going to commit to that, because I believe that as an ambassador, I would have the obligation to meet with any U S citizen and hear them out. It was a home. Dayton has been a defense attache in Moscow, a security advisor for the U. S on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, and, in recent years has run the George Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He's well versed on Ukraine, but his answers frustrated both Menendez and another Democrat Chris Murphy. So at the end of the hearing, he did offer this reassurance. Ify is the U. S ambassador and key Have any indication that there is any kind of election interference going on using Ukraine as a azalea ever to do that? I would, of course, report that directly to this committee. I think you have a right to know that I think I have an obligation to report that to Dayton says his priorities in the country, if confirmed, would be to help Ukraine fight corruption and beef up Ukraine's Navy and Air force. Next door in Belarus. The U. S is reviving diplomatic relations in part because of Russia's aggression. In Ukraine. Career diplomat Julie Fisher has been tapped to run the U. S embassy in Minsk. Our relationship with Belarus languish for more than a decade. But after Russia's illegal seizure and occupation of Crimea, and it's manufactured war in Ukraine stone best region, we began to see signs of interest from the Belarussian sign. Belarus recently bought US crude oil to decrease its dependence on Russia and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Minsk earlier this year. But the's warming ties will be tested by an election this Sunday, and Fisher face questions about that the first component to ensuring that we can continue to grow this relationship. Not see steps backward in the conduct of this presidential election. The long time ruler Alexander Lukashenko is facing a united opposition in the run up to this election, and his regime has been cracking down. There will be no international monitors, though Fisher says the U. S embassy will be watching the vote closely. What we are trying to get Johnny is basically to ensure that there is space to ensure their space for more than one voice. In this country. Lukashenko kicked out the less U. S ambassador to Belarus in 2008 after the US accused his government of human rights violations and tighten sanctions. Michelle Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"I'm Gary Barlow. President Trump has suggested November's presidential election should be delayed, claiming it will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent in U. S history because of postal votes. I gave no evidence for his allegations. The suggestion has been rejected by leading members of both parties. Mr Trump's comments, comma made bad polling figures on bad news on the economy. The corona virus outbreak on racial tensions. Day. Two presidential elections is set by law and has never been moved. As the BBC's Anthony's Erica explains. Only Congress has the power to change the date of a federal election, and it's been the first Tuesday in November since the mid 19th century, so Congress, which is partially controlled by Democrats would have to Pass a bill changing or delaying the election day, which Donald Trump would then sign and it seems unlikely in the extreme that they could agree on anything like that. At this point. The latest figures on the U. S economy show a contraction of almost 10% in the second quarter off the year when the Corona virus pandemic forced the lock down. Consumersspending was badly affected. It accounts for a roughly 2/3 of US gross domestic product. The Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, accused the Republicans of failing to tackle a range of economic problems. Millions of newly unemployed Americans cannot go backto work cannot afford the rent cannot put food on the table. Small businesses are waiting to see if the federal loan program that kept him alive will be renewed. Parents are worried sick about their kids returning to school in the fall. State and local governments who fought this disease on the front line when the Trump administration refused to give them help. Heart deep in the red. The US secretary of State has being explaining the decision to withdraw thousands of American troops from Germany to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mike Pompeo said NATO had been consulted on the decision. I think that Germany was no longer a frontline state, and therefore fewer soldiers needed to be deployed that I am very confident that our mission to deter Russia, the NATO mission to to Russia were still fully capable of executing the conditions have changed around the world in our forces need to be repositioned. So probably confront today's challenge is a Swiss special prosecutor has begun a criminal proceedings against the president of football's world governing body FIFA. The prosecutor has been investigating meetings between Yanni Infantino on the Swiss attorney general Michael Alba. Mr. Lambert had not disclosed her meetings despite being in charge ofthe corruption investigations into fever. Both men have denied wrongdoing. Although last week Mr Lambert offered to resign over the matter. I'm the head of the World Health Organization says the world will have to learn to live with Corona virus. Speaking at a news conference Tedros Adhanom Debris, SS said the pandemic did not mean life had to stop. He also reminded young people that they, too, could become infected and die. World News from the BBC. The funeral of John Lewis, the U. S congressmen and civil rights campaigner is underway in Atlanta. It takes place in the historic Ebony's about his church where Martin Luther King Mr Lewis's mentor, preached. Three former U. S presidents are taking part Donald Trump is not attending. In their remarks, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke of the man from humble beginnings who became a leader off the civil rights movement. Eulogy will be delivered by Barack Obama. A medical charity. MSF says it has closed a Corona virus Isolation center built for refugees in Greece after falling foul of local planning laws. It called on the authorities on the island of Lesbos to cancel the fines they had imposed on the organization. And warm. The closure could have disastrous consequences if there was an outbreak ofthe cave in 19. A consortium led by Saudi Arabia is Public investment fund has withdrawn his bid to buy the British football Club. Newcastle United Human Rights down device had campaigned against the takeover, citing Saudi Arabia is human rights record. So Halverson is from the Human Rights Foundation. They know that the more they own culture, entertainment media properties abroad. The more power and influence they will have in tempering and silencing any criticism of their human rights violations. This is a country that has had decades of ruthless repression. They do not believe in human rights. 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Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO
"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move
Trump says ‘nobody briefed’ him on alleged Russian plot offering bounties on U.S. soldiers
"The stunning claim that has done a bounty on American soldiers is ratcheting up pressure on president trump and his relationship with the Russian leader. Off, by, this story from the New York Times that are Russian military intelligence. Unit offered bounties on the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan to taliban-linked militants. The Times writes that US, officials concluded the rewards were offered last year, but it's unknown. If twenty American deaths, there were connected NBC News has not confirmed this reporting tonight. The White, house offered its first response, stating neither the president, nor the vice president were briefed on the alleged Russian bounty intelligence. Joe Biden made it an issue today, his entire presence as a gift to put. This is beyond the. Sacred duty former US ambassador to Russia Michael mcfaul calls this a dire turning point that desire radical. Escalation of. Concerts. And I think it if it's true demands, a very firm response and the top House Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee has a stern message for president trump that if the bounty report is accurate, the administration must take swift and serious action to hold the Putin regime accountable president trump has long urged drawdown of US forces in. Afghanistan, we want to bring our soldiers back home. We want to bring them back home. Denials coming from the Taliban and the Russian Foreign Ministry, which called the Bounty Reporting Nonsense
Pompeo denies retaliation in firing of State Dept watchdog
"Secretary of state Mike Pompeii owes denying he recommended president trump fired the state department's watchdog in retaliation for investigations into Pompey's conduct Pompey was not saying exactly why Stephen Winick was dismissed last week but he says it was not pay back for a probe into allegations Pompey ahead staffers run personal errands saying he's unaware of any such investigation I don't have access to that information so I couldn't possibly have retaliated would have been impossible he's taking an unusually harsh shot at the Senate foreign relations committee's top Democrats saying the allegations came from the office of Bob Menendez who once faced a now dismissed criminal ethics probe and is calling for an investigation into the watchdog's firing I don't get my ethics guidance from a man who was criminally prosecuted Sager mag ani Washington
Trump's firing of State Department watchdog may be 'unlawful,' Pelosi says
"Threat Democrats also demanding that the White House hand over all records related to president trump's latest firing of a federal watchdog this time at the state department they suggest secretary of state Mike Pompeii was responsible for the firing in what they say maybe an illegal act of retaliation the chair of the house foreign affairs committee the top Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee announced the investigation Saturday in a letter to the trump administration on face the nation Sunday morning CBS's Margaret Brennan brought up the firing of the Steve letter to house speaker Nancy Pelosi noting that he's the fourth I. G. to be removed in just the past few weeks well this is new to us and typical of the White House announcing something that is very unsavory they would do it on late on a Friday night the fact is as you indicated support inspector general inspectors general of that office was created after Watergate to make sure that there was integrity in the departments agencies of government of the supposed to show because even Republicans in Congress are concerned with getting state when you say unsavory is that what you mean one min unsavory when you take out someone who is there to enforce the to stop waste fraud abuse or other violations of the law that they believed to be happening so again let's take a look and see the president has the right to fire any federal employee but the fact is if it looks like it's in retaliation for something that the attorney D. I. G. the inspector general is doing that could be unlawful was he investigating the secretary of state as Eliot Engel has said I trust that the word of my chairman of the skin on just past a big fail and I I I I only got this letter from the president that night but he didn't say in his letter any reason except that he lost confidence but he's lost confidence in other ideas because they had been investigating or looking have reason to believe that something should be investigated that he is doing I really don't think the president should not have the ability to do investigations into their own
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on KTOK
"When Cory Booker joins the Senate foreign relations committee suddenly they're taking on clients like Turkey and all these foreign governments so it's it's a real machine sort of Tammany Hall type operation that Cory Booker has run for a long time and it's really shocking when you read the stories and this like everything in the book mark these are not anonymous sources these are legal documents these are corporate records people are gonna be shocked and wonder why did I never hear about this about Cory Booker I always heard he was his new refreshing reformer who is going to change things nothing could be further from the truth when you look at his actual record in New Jersey now you just touching on these someone folks and you get into great detail on far more substance and each one of these individuals in your book now the bidens you wrote a piece in the New York Post as well this really is a corrupt family that plays on their names let me ask you a question before we get into that in some detail I'm convinced that one of the many reasons but one of the reasons for this impeachment on this issue the bite is the try to immunize them from attack political attack an investigation should he be the nominee so they would make it like kryptonite that that would be the bubble family so you know you can't mention them because you know then you're interfering with an election you do whatever you want to trap of course does that sound like a potentiality do you I I think you're I think you hit the nail right on the head mark that's exactly right I mean this is this is the the conversation and I would have with friends of mine who are politically liberal you know mark we were told in twenty sixteen you cannot investigate Hillary Clinton you know after the election because she's no longer going to be an office now we're being told you cannot investigate Joe Biden because he's running for office so the question becomes when are you supposed to investigate people who are engaged in corrupt behavior and and in the case of the bidens I mean it's just it's not even a question I mean I've I've talked with you several times in fact you know you and I together really broke a lot of the hunter Biden stories back in March of twenty eighteen when when we first you know researched and and expose his dealings in Ukraine in his dealings in China hunter Biden is the tip of the iceberg we we call them the Biden five and I have never seen this before mark I've been on your show numerous times we've talked about corrupt Republicans correct Democrats you know routing them all out I have never in my professional career encountered a family where five members are engaged in behavior where they are using and abusing the powers that Joe Biden has for their financial benefits so hunter Biden is just the first part of the pattern I think you're quite right they see this is a vulnerability it's been exposed and now they basically want.
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"Joins the Senate foreign relations committee suddenly they're taking on clients like Turkey and all these foreign governments so it's it's a real machine sort of Tammany Hall type operation that Cory Booker has one for a long time and it's really shocking when you read the stories and the like everything in the book mark these are not anonymous sources these are legal documents these are corporate records people are gonna be shocked and wondered why did I never hear about this about Cory Booker I always heard he was his new refreshing reformer who is going to change things nothing could be further from the truth when you look at his actual record in New Jersey now you just touching on these someone folks know you get into great detail on far more substance in each one of these individuals in your book now the bidens you wrote a piece in the New York Post as well this really is a corrupt family that plays on their names let me ask you a question before we get into that in some detail I'm convinced that one of the many reasons but one of the reasons for this impeachment on this issue the by just to try to immunize them from attack political attack an investigation should he be the nominee so they would make it like kryptonite that that would be the bubble family so you know you can't mention them because you know then you're interfering with an election to do whatever you want to trap of course does that sound like a potentiality do you I I think you're I think you hit the nail right on the head mark that's exactly right I mean this is this is the the conversation and I would have with friends of mine who were politically liberal you know mark we were told in twenty sixteen you cannot investigate Hillary Clinton you know after the election because she's no longer going to be an office now we're being told you cannot investigate Joe Biden because he's running for office so the question becomes when are you supposed to investigate people who are engaged in corrupt behavior and and in the case of the bidens I mean it's just it's not even a question I mean I've I've talked with you several times in fact you know you are together really broke a lot of the hunter Biden stories back in March of twenty eighteen when when we first you know researched and and expose his dealings in Ukraine in his dealings in China hunter Biden is the tip of the iceberg we we call them the Biden five and I have never seen this before mark I've been on your show numerous times we've talked about corrupt Republicans correct Democrats you know routing them all out I have never in my professional career encountered a family where five members are engaged in behavior where they are using and abusing the powers that Joe Biden hands for their financial benefits so hunter Biden is just the first part of the pattern I think you're quite right they see this is a vulnerability it's been exposed and now they basically.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Although the Tonkin Gulf resolution was never in jeopardy Johnson told senator William Fulbright a fellow Democrat from Arkansas and the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee to secure passage of the talking golfers allusion as fast as possible and by the largest possible it's not enough for me just gonna win here I need an overwhelming win if possible I need a unanimous win anything less Johnson explained would tarnish the image of yours that was so important to America's international reputation so full right who would later become a ferocious predator the Vietnam War full right for trade the talking Gulf resolution as in his words quote a moderate measure calculated to prevent the spread of war and quote and Fulbright went to work on towers like senator George McGovern of South Dakota and John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky he laid there for years that the president would be given excessive power in particular full right went to work and senator **** Nelson of Wisconsin Nelson wanted to introduce an amendment calling for efforts to quote avoid a direct military involvement in Southeast Asia and for full rights told Nelson that such a consul is superfluous the last thing we want is to become involved in a land war in Asia and quote so now listen to his everlasting regressed drops his amendment and as I said the Senate approved a resolution with only Morrison Gruening dissenting the house of representatives passed unanimously and the language of the trouble talking to offer solutions granted the president extraordinary latitude the joint resolution well the Congress approves in support of the termination of the president as commander in chief to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the United States and to prevent further progression and for Wayne Morris again my hero in the second episode stated afterwards to a virtually empty hall is holding forth to the Easter because office calling to preserve the going home he said the quote we are in effect giving this president's war making powers in the absence of a declaration of war I believe this to be a historic mistake and for her is running the other guy voted against the resolution said quote all Vietnam is not worth the life of a single American boy and quot Johnson said of the resolution well it's like grandma's night if it covers everything in fourth totally demolished very cold water on the floor and the French if the president was a tenderfoot amateur foreign policy then why have the Congress which was a member virtually unanimously to give him the power to wage war he must the foreign policy or the Congress wouldn't have abdicated its own responsibility and allow this one man to decide what was militarily appropriate in Southeast Asia more important the talking golfers listen was a wonderful counterpoints to bury Goldwater's mad bomber image because now this past Congress overwhelmingly Lyndon Johnson has the authority to do whatever you want because North Vietnam he could drop you can drop hydrogen bombs are going wrong so she just ordered the sustained conventional bombing of the north and he just picked up the number of American advisers in South Vietnam he looks like a moderate it was a political masterstroke temporarily very rewarding but it would have horrible costs in the long run the Tonkin Gulf resolution has been condemned rightly rightly I think as an absolutely inexcusable abuse of the public trust fact is the president deliberately misled the Congress in order to attain powers to wage war without a constitution required declaration of war you lied to the American people any ultimately put American soldiers in harm's way in order to further his own crass political ends this is one of those issues I talk about on the other hand was kind of in the theme of this class this is one of those issues with the really is no on the other hand it was the wrong thing to do it was an abuse of power and Johnson should be justifiably condemned for on the other hand I have to stress these were not unprecedented powers of the Congress conferred upon Johnson Congress is not exactly the same thing on two previous occasions once in nineteen fifty five when the grass white Eisenhower's request for a for most resolution and once in nineteen fifty seven when it granted Eisenhower's the so called Eisenhower doctrine for the Middle East in fact as we know from this course ever since the onset of the Cold War Congress has been very low moves to question presidential decisions or limit presidential power in foreign affairs it's different in domestic affairs like integration Congress gets very involved in matters like that or taxation or infrastructure find all over that when it comes to foreign policy basically they're willing to allow the president to charges on course as I mentioned in a previous lecture Harry Truman never going to congratulate original war to fight in Korea in nineteen fifty he was required to wear the constitution technically that was in the war it was a U. when police action and as I mentioned in another lecture in nineteen fifty four Eisenhower asked the Congress to grant him the authority to launch an air strike to relieve the French garrison at the end and flew in Vietnam but in this instance Congress led by minority leader Lyndon Johnson turned Eisenhower down it was too soon after Korea memories of work work too fresh however in nineteen fifty five just a year later when the islands of came in months you were being bombarded by the communist Chinese in the straits free for most and the mainland Eisenhower asked for what came to be known as the formosa resolution and this resolution granted Eisenhower the power to take whatever military action he felt was necessary to protect the nationalist Chinese on formosa and this was granted by a wide margin and again in nineteen fifty seven when there was evidence of a communist insurrection in Lebanon Eisenhower asked what he termed the Eisenhower doctrine that gave him the freedom to dispatch American forces to anytime to protect US interests in the Middle East and Congress passed the overnight or doctrine by an overwhelming margin so Johnson made clear when asking for the Tonkin Gulf resolution at what I do not ask for anything beyond the discretion granted what Eisenhower nineteen fifty five and nineteen fifty seven and four so while the man in which the Tonkin Gulf resolution was obtained was indispensable yes was not unprecedented but its consequences what and that's the top of a pick up next time I'll see you next week American history TV every Saturday night here on C. span radio this week part of our lecture in American history series from Boston College professors Jacobs talking about the impact of the Vietnam War when president Lyndon Baines Johnson and about the nineteen sixty four.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Of the Senate foreign relations committee charged with delivering military aid that Congress approved for Ukraine and the trump administration put on hold Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy telling Chuck Todd today on NBC's meet the press presents Lynskey dispense with the formalities of the meeting he started to immediately talk about the fact that this eight had been suspended it was that important to him because of his soldiers were dying on the front without American he knew the state was a suspended at this point in time right when is this meeting he knew this it was suspended this was on September fifth okay and he had clearly been communicated to at that point that he needed to get these investigations started in order for the aid to be turned back on responding to president trump who insist that no pressure was put on the Ukrainians and they've said so publicly Murphy says they're so desperate they'd say anything to be on the president's good side also on meet the press Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson who says to GOP representatives on the house intelligence committee want to know what he knows I got a letter last night from a person in Jordan Nunez asking for basically my telling of the vans I'll be working out today so I will lay out what I know in terms this and so are you going to testify on search results from my perspective now do you know they're not going to call me because certainly Adam Schiff what we want we want to be called by the Senate there's screaming separation there no impeachment hearings scheduled tomorrow but a full slate of witnesses on tap for Tuesday is that the sound of gunfire reading university in Hong Kong right police trying to clear out demonstrators who've been barricaded there for days have threatened to use live ammunition against the demonstrators America's listing I'm this is my first investment baseball cards at the age of seven and now I am on the front lines of history when our government makes decisions are very lives are at stake and I'm interested in keeping America informed about it all.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The throat which we did bill Branson had come in from California we had a feeling we were doing something we knew it was big time but we didn't know how big each night the national TV networks ran stories about the veterans protesting in Washington one of those that's was John Kerry he went on to be secretary of state he spoke before the Senate foreign relations committee and attacked the idea that anti war protesters were the enemies of American soldiers in nineteen seventy at west point vice president Agnew said some glamorize the criminal misfits of society while our best men die in Asian rice patties to preserve the freedoms which those misfits abuse and this was used as a rallying point for our effort in Vietnam but for us his boys in Asia when the country was supposed to support his statement is a terrible distortion which we can only draw a very deep sense of revulsion and hence the anger of some of the men were here in Washington today it's a distortion because we in no way considered ourselves the best man in this country because those he calls misfits was standing up for us in a way that nobody else in this country dared to because so many who have died would return to this country to join the misfits in their efforts to ask for an immediate withdrawal from South Vietnam the next day the veterans assembled on the steps of the U. S. capitol they wanted to give their service medals and ribbons back to the government several hundred came to turn in metals throwing them over a fence put up for tomorrow's demonstration their mood flickered between anger and mourning my role was to line people up Jim Murphy an airforce veteran.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Who's the ranking member on the Senate foreign relations committee said he didn't know of any plans to hold talks with the Taliban at camp David I don't know how you bring the perpetrator of those who gave refuge to the perpetrator of September eleventh as we approach the eighteenth anniversary to camp David when they're in the midst of conducting attacks which recently created the death of an American. former South Carolina representative mark Sanford said he is running for the twenty twenty Republican presidential nomination joining at least two others looking to beat president trump the government in the mama says the death toll from hurricane Dorian has risen to forty four officials have warned that the number of deaths is likely to rise as team search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas more than five thousand passengers are stranded at Japan's everyday International Airport as highways were closed off after a powerful typhoon hit the nation's capital Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds was in Tokyo hyphen facts I was wearing away from Japan on Monday after causing widespread destruction to commute is in Tokyo and cutting off power to about nine hundred thousand times train operators struggle to restore services over the course of the morning meeting many of the capital's millions of commuters stranded in the wake of one of the biggest stores to hit the region in recent yes in Tokyo is about rentals Bloomberg daybreak the US Coast Guard says rescuers have been hampered in their search for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship overturned near a Georgia ports twenty others rescue global news twenty four hours a day all on air and a tick tock on Twitter.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"This is on me that Matt he's in for colonel Denny Gillam on front lines of freedom and we're discussing the law fair project with Brooke Goldstine broke I really really like the work you're doing talk a little bit about the Congress women we know who they are we don't have to see their names but they've been talking a lot recently saying some things about Israel they've been making anti Jewish and anti semitic remarks some of which they apologize for some we haven't but talk a little bit about how this insidious language creeps into politics and the Israel is our biggest ally in the Middle East and it's important that we keep great relations with them and we got actually elected officials now that are actively working with PDS and with these other comments talk to us about that and how we can protect from that first of all the fact that you have members of Congress advocating for unlawful discrimination is are pouring right the fact that you had a bigoted member of Congress sitting on the foreign relations committee is on acceptable new how the Democratic Party total failure to unequivocally condemned anti semitism is disgusting and this is all happening because they're using the politicized environment right now on that the fight rallying around these women who again if they weren't members of Congress not only would they be members of the KKK they could be members of the Muslim Brotherhood sure because there and lesions do not lie with the constitution of the United States they do not live with American people or with American interests may lie with those who seek to target and destroy yes and to divide us and do so in a manner which again target the Jewish population as the minority community these women are hands down racist they are bigots and they must be called out and frankly it is in the interests of the Democratic Party to do so because of they want to win an election the further rather cold they go right not likely they are to went they must put up a good candidate they have to stop there on world and put up a good candidate right and left that candidate when improved you made such a great point that a lot of what you know Ilan Omar and others what of what they're saying is directly against the constitutional principles and values and that's that we did have somebody who's in Congress saying things like that is is pretty radical and it's not it's I don't I don't I don't I don't care that their women and I don't care what their ethnic background is but what they actually say and the policies that they're prescribing are anti American not only that you go and when you are worn in as a member of Congress you wrap yourself in a Palestinian flag and then turn around and accused Jews of dual loyalty Harper see of that is outrageous and then there's the bigotry of low expectations that we're she's a leg or an email on Omar they're saying if you come against them and criticize them and they are public servants for our what they're doing your race and time you're anti woman well I'm I want to ask you another question as well what is their basis for denying the Holocaust you hear every now and then people talking about well maybe well maybe I mean is there any evidence that they would have that this would not happen I mean I I I not I don't think I quite understand your question but if they're out there two nine the Holocaust I mean how more clear cut does that get people are just a court and not only that to use the Holocaust as some sort of excuse then turn around and advocate for for example a free Palestine from the river to the sea which meant genocidal chant women may choose from her store calm I mean you are just the trading you're at very clearly and openly right yeah it's it's sad to see so many people buying into this inside you I I don't I don't know that it is widespread is the medium sometimes but there is definitely a rise in anti semitism and attacks here in America do you have any facts about that do you have any data that shows any can increase last planners I don't have the numbers right in front of me but I I've read The Simpsons thanks bye hesitate to throw the number so you know it is a valid and accurate statement that the majority of hate crimes last year in the United States we're committed against the Jewish population yeah that's that just can't that just can't happen like I said they're one of our biggest allies they our biggest ally in the Middle East and we definitely need to keep the great relations with them Brooke finish up with this year what would you like Americans to know not only that your project but how they can help stem racial bias for to any groups were specially to Jews I know what it was saying something that I actually just a couple days ago in a lecture to a Jewish audience and in East Hampton okay we cannot expect anybody to stand up for us if we are not for ourselves okay if you look at the fabric of our society and this incredible country that we love that mean right that we enjoy in this country when you agree with them or not our product yeah middle legal cases an impact the new patient movie wearing you know brown V. board of education change the fabric of our society where are the seminal civil rights cases protecting the Jewish community of the minority community survey of equal protection under the law in this country it is time we organized and we defend ourselves and we are right in courts of law like we have every right to do so the fact that there are title six Civil Rights violation first amendment violation hello rap cool assault against Jewish students on campus and there isn't an organizer communal response double unacceptable and so that is why the loss project we have filed I think some of the most groundbreaking civil rights litigation of our time both in the United States and abroad to correct this wrong to insure that a Jewish person who's discriminate against because of their faith because of the national origin is entitled to equal protection under the law and we are a five oh one C. three non profit we are like some people called up like a pro Israel ACLU and right right your support because I'm telling you all it takes is one case and the case is we bring the precedents we sat other minority communities as well because that is the nature of the legal system so important to support these types of civil rights cases that I think can not for the time that you've given me today and for having me back the front lines of freedom I'm a big fan of the show thank you help thank you how can a list is get in touch with you and support l'affaire you can go to our website which is a long lost fair project dot org law first found L. A. W. F. as in Frank A. R. E. the lost their project dot org we're right there thank you so much broke we really do appreciate you joining us today what you were doing for this country is very important so keep it up thank you take care coming up next on for lines of freedom will talk with doctors UT jazz or the founder of the American Islamic forum for democracy and then we'll open our weekly mailbag this is Matt Hazen for colonel any Gilman from lands of freedom troops it's time for one arm push up to twenty one with each arm and stand at ease.
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"There you go. Well, we said it would continue. You're not going to if you're not going to call them out of the speaker of the house is not going to call them out directly. Then expect more of the same. And here we are. It wasn't going to change. And and you know, what it's interesting because what are you see you see the the the story what was that a couple of weeks ago that they were going to find a the Democrats were gonna find a challenger for Omar. And or district, by the way, we heard that about ocasio Cortez too. And you. If you're not if the speaker was never going to call her out directly for her behavior. Then the only expectation is that you're going to have more of the same. Nothing's going to change. I'm not surprised that, you know, not not at all by her anti semitic comments you and I said this a couple of weeks ago. She needs to be asked directly the the the question. Right. And then answer the question. Yes. Or no does she believe in Israel's right to exist. Right and defend itself. She was asked by democrat in the meeting, according to the Washington Post as they said, the three Muslim representatives were stunned by the question. I think that if you're on the house foreign relations committee that that's a fair question for another democrat or anybody to ask you and for you to answer, what is your policy you represent the Democrats on the house foreign relations committee. What is your platform is your platform that Israel does not have the right to exist? Do you believe they should be destroyed? Those are questions I believe she should answer. Why won't she answer? It. Right. That should be. That's a very simple. Yes. Or no. Why won't she answer? The question. I'll answer it. Will you answer? It. I'd answer the question. Sure. We'd all answer. There isn't a question. I wouldn't answer. Why won't she answer? Very simple. Yes. Or no. Here's the problem. A non answer in this case is no. Yeah. And that's how I would do the follow. So I take it from your non answer that your answer actually is. No, you don't believe that. And give her a chance to correct it. Since you did bring up a customer Cortez more pulling out there about almost forty percent of New York voters. Believe Representative Alexandra Castro Cortez bears responsibility as a villain an Amazon's decision to back out of its plan to put a second headquarters in queens. According to a new poll this Janna college which was released on Monday on the thirty eight percent of New York voters. Thought that the freshman congress congresswoman as a villain when they were asked to consider her role in the tech giant's exit. The survey respondents to identify figures in the American in the Amazon debate as either a hero villain or role player. Twelve percent. Call to Castro Cortez a hero. While twenty four percent said she was a role player thirty four percent of near voters listed, a local queens activists as villains about thirty percent of the respondents viewed both governor Andrew Cuomo and mayor Bill de Blasio as villains. According to the Associated Press. Amazon itself was considered a villain by twenty six percent of the respondents is that I ask every question. Are you a villain or victim? Right. Meanwhile. The CNN college poll of New York state voters found a Casio Cortez's. Favorability is underwater with thirty one percent. This is New York state voters. Remember thirty one percent view her favorably in forty four percent viewing her unfavourably a those results mirror. National polling from Gallup and Fox News who found that the cost of Cortez as a net approval rating of minus ten and minus thirteen points respectively. Keser cortez. Notably struggles even with some members of her own party with thirty percent of New York. Democrats viewing her unfavourably Sienna also found that voters are not happy with her opposition to the New York City Amazon deal which two thirds of New Yorkers supported according to the poll. More people think that Amazon governor Cuomo mayor de Blasio, the state Senate and local queens activists were villains in the saga. Then they were heroes road pollster Steven Greenberg. However voters say the biggest villain was Representative Alexander Castro Cortez only twelve percent caller hero while thirty eight percent label her a villain. She blamed her low favorability on racism. Yeah. Sexism arts news, Fox News ISM. Fox News ISM all the 'isms. Could it be that just people don't care for you? Could be that use an individual. People don't see you as a good lawmaker or Representative. So there's the question because we heard that it was the story. You know went away pretty quickly. But there were, you know, the, according to the story there was this idea of issuing having someone challenged her in the primary. For her seat. And it makes you wonder if somebody will do that even with the party with without the parties help I guess if somebody will just step up and say, hey, I'll be a better Representative for this district. Then she has been. Here's the question. How do you do that in that district and appeal to the voters of that district? What would you do? How do you say? I mean, she didn't win by a lot of votes. I mean, there's it's a district where somebody somebody could could win the good win. No. I know it can't be done. But my question is what are you promote? To promote. Welcoming Amazon back. Yeah. You go out. Yeah. Tax breaks for corporations. No, you don't so weakened you don't benefit as a democrat. You don't put it that way. And you can't as a democrat run as a Republican, but you can say, we're pro business. We want more the great jobs alter that customer Cortez. Does not and even though that Amazon has its problems they provide great jobs, and these were this. This was a headquarters that they were talking about which would provide many many great jobs and we disagree with her. We believe that she doesn't understand how a tax incentives are done. She is an economic illiterate. And we need good jobs here in this district and in New York state. So you're run is a Republican. You promote what the Republicans would you try to try to run you try to ride the fine line as a Cuomo has attempted to do which he's been doing for years. Yeah. Which is which has been doing for years, and it's been successful for him. Well, but he has the entire, you know, state right in terms of, you know, the makeup of the vote, right? But again, she didn't win her district by ton. There. Are there are people that are dissatisfied with her, and it'd be interesting. Edimo tried. Somebody who's considered considerate of her district or she wants to be on the national stage. Promoting her grandiose plans of how to change the world. And is that who they voted in there? Do they vote somebody to change the world or to help the hardworking people of her district? That's how I would. That's how I would look at it. And I don't know the district, but I'm saying as an umbrella way if I'm looking at that as a political consultant, that's how I would look at it and say these are some of the mistakes that she has made she's trying to save the world, and she can't save herself. She's clueless. And I think Democrats have come out and even said, look, she's economic an economic ally. A Republican Democrats were saying. Brel away. If I'm looking at that as a political consultant, that's how I would look at it and say. What they promote in terms of their agenda. That's different. Well, I don't know the district's why can't tell you. But that's what what what what you focus in on. The fact is that I'm going to be local I'm going to do in congress to help you. She's out there. Promoting her in crazy ideas. Tau she's going to save the world. I'm concerned about how we're going to save jobs here in this district. That's how you run. Well, and that's exactly what she would promote because that was H Q was in her district. You know? I don't wanna give she's gonna promote it as I saved the taxpayer a lot of money. Yeah. They don't agree with that. Though. Majority of New Yorkers don't agree with that. And then you go with those negatives. What you do? Because there's a ton of people in that area. The disagree with her on that had been vocal on it. That she doesn't know how it works. Just noattacks. She doesn't know how tax incentives work. She doesn't know how anything works. Hide anything works. And that's that's how you promote it that we have to we have to promote, you know, we have to promote jobs. I'm in it for you. She's an it for her. And I think you can make a strong case even Democrats circles while you probably go the de Blasio that is no we want them here. But we want them here. And we want them you unions. Well, I mean, that's the only way you can go, right? We want them here. And and and yeah, it'd be great. But we want to make sure they're.
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Are beliefs. And so if they really are serious about addressing the problem Nancy Pelosi has to remove her from the foreign affairs committee. She's literally getting intelligence briefings on foreign policy of the United States, including our relationship with Israel, as she makes these kind of comments where she thinks any support of Israel is denouncing your own nationality leases, right, either Pelosi, yank, sir. From the foreign relations committee or the sham is way too. Obvious. Whether Nancy Pelosi is going to do this. We'll see. We'll see. The feeling that Nancy Pelosi does not feel she has the full support of the democrat party in the house of representatives. And so she is loath to walk down that particular path for fear somehow other she might offend one of the freshman, congress doodles. As we see the democrat party lurch further and further to the left and walked down the path that other socialists have walked down in the past. And you can see this historically over and over again. Find a group demonize the group. I'm expecting sometime soon for Representative Omar to ask any member of the house of representatives who is in favor of us supporting one of our strongest allies overseas and clearly our strongest ally in the Middle East. They shouldn't have to wear an identifying uniform of some sort. So the people would know they have divided loyalties as you say congressman Warren Davidson was on outnumbered overtime with Harris. Faulkner. And he says look squeezes right that when we had a member on our side who said something that Sullivan thought was offensive. We didn't just simply pass a resolution saying Vicky people are Iki nasty. People are nasty. We yanked him off of every single committee on what he was sitting. She's been apologetic what three times now just as a new member of congress and the house has already voted unanimously to condemn in semitism. So another message condemning it isn't going to solve anything. She needs to as congressman Scalise highlighted needs to be removed from our committee winner Republican said comments that were viewed as racist. Even though he was apologetic. He was removed from all his committees. Yeah. You're talking about Steve king and the comments that he was may which were taken out of context, by the way, and in no way were intended to be racist. And he said that very clearly and the apologize for any misunderstanding. Those comments might have caused and for any offence. He might have caused. Immediately didn't take prompting. And it was never repeated. Whereas Omar it's repeated over and over and over again. And so the house is going to say, well, okay. Let's pass resolution, but let's not name her by name. Okay. Yeah. That's fine. And what are the Democrats by the way when asked about this said, well, she's a she's representing her district. If that's what they want. That's what she should be doing. Think about that logic. You have a sitting member of congress. Who will not make comment? Not just not condemn will not make comment on anti semitic. Comments made by another member of his party who happens to sit in congress. And the justification is. Well, you know, if if that's what her voters Wachner district. Yeah. That's cool. That's what she should do. That's not that's not saying she he believes in free speech that saying that he refuses to make any moral judgments whatsoever. And again that is the direction in which the radical left is taking us Frank in Glen Burnie. He's up now on talk radio six eighty WCBS. Good morning Franken. Thank you so much for hanging on. Thanks for taking my call. I just want to make an observation that it seems like the left wing of the democrat party is taken the opportunity to do opposition research and the name of the people using the people's money and going after Trump opposition research. Different ways of hiding it. They're right out in the open when when you begin to subpoena Eighty-one different organizations and individuals for. Paper documents. They might have pretending to the president. And this has nothing to do with the original witch-hunt. This is a brand new extended witch hunt. Then clearly what they're doing is playing politics. They have found the man and his Beria who was Stalin's henchman said. Warren on the radio on TV. Yeah. Said that they were just wanting to help the people out because they had they known this effort, which they don't have any information during the primary they may have thirty differently. Opposition research, and we're paying for us, and we'll continue to pay for it. A good bit actually because these hearings they're not going to ramp up in six months. Frank. They're going to go on for the next five and efforts six years. The intent is to to move toward a finding of impeachment in the house that that's the intent move us in that direction. So that Maxine Waters whatever, Dan the sun. You know, she is on a running around saying impeach forty five. Impeach forty five. Impeach forty five. No. I mean, she just wants to impeach because she doesn't like him. And one of the things, that's truly. I think disturbing for those of us who value the process and value, the Republic is that in this era of politics. We have managed to criminalize political behavior. So if you're in politics, and you're on the losing side of an argument, any argument, then your opinion becomes criminal behavior. You're you're destroyed as a person not simply your idea is dismissed out of hand as a bad idea. So you find people who are saying that well what Roger stone. Did that's criminal. Well, exactly how he reported a conversation to Trump that was actually already public knowledge that he said that. Yeah, there's gonna be a big leak of stuff from WikiLeaks. Well, first of all Wiki leaks like a week before that there was going to be a big league stone wasn't exactly telling tales. But for that he's under attack by Muller? Why because politics is now criminal if you're on the losing side or on the side, actually, not even the losing side. If you're on the side that the special prosecutor does not like is lamentable Frank. But that is that's a world in which we currently live. Thanks for your call four one zero WCBS eighty toll free long distance at one eight hundred six eighty in your emails, come to brusett wcbMcom a couple of emails in this. From the good doctor. He says Roussy Eighty-one from people who have been contacted by representatives Schiff shut all plead the fifth that would effectively cut off his subpoenas. Well, there's a political problem with them. Although I understand exactly where you're going. The political problem with that is then the Democrats would say they wouldn't plead the fifth unless they had something to hide and clearly what they are hiding is misbehavior by Donald Trump. That's how it will play out. You said for Mike emails in the Dem's better worry about their traitorous actions. What goes around could come around in this area McCarthyism at the GOP regains control of congress. Perhaps they would start investigating all of their colleagues. I'd love to see it PS..
"foreign relations committee" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"I can tell you as an American Jew. I've never been frightened as a Jew in America. Until now. Wow. Now afraid as a Jewish person in America. Sixty percent of all space. Crime is crimes against Jews. In the last month. Had a dozen choose beaten up in New York City, we've had a yeshiva Jewish schools Jewish terrorist. Studies at BoomTown Muncie, New York. Now, almost every synagogue has an armed guard in front of it at a fear of terrorism. And adding to this fear is who I called the three musketeers I refer to them as a three musketeers, that's congresswoman, Omar. Sheet at trade in counseling. Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. Head over anti-semitism children to Israel hatred. Gotten from these women, oh Lord has publicly called Israel info. Ties the world she promotes boycotting Israel, and she condemns Jewish money saying they control congress, she's compassion for ISIS terrorist. Imagine. Played out in Jerusalem for final attention. Newspaper and Cortez says match ring Palestinians and last week crews, Jeremy Corbyn. Anti-semites ahead of the labor party moving more. So whatever had this sort of over anti-semitism troubles me, Dr Gorka. We haven't had a really serious condemnation of these three musketeers. They said she should apologize for her most recent Jewish money controls, congress the under the others, which should have been done. This. What happened to Stephen King for much less problematic words should have been turned off of every committee, especially the foreign relations committee so biased against Jewish state. You don't want that freshman will see foreign relations committee. So we to be. Losses. Every and censured not simply to say. It's not nice. What you just said. So I'm worried that we're not responding to anti-semitism, and it's not just these three campuses. You have students for Justice in Palestine. Airtight, Israel, hopefully witness will be shocked. Breath to Jews Jews campuses. We asked for the university of like Coney city, causing New York is one example, they refuse to condemn them by name. And women like our sewer who openly choose from Brooklyn openly as chancellors promotes violence. So we shouldn't feel nice shoes. Instead of hoping condemned which is not. For the tumor to dress at the graduation. Doctorate university of North Carolina just invited her to speak down there. So as opposed to these people, which isn't happening being honored and praised. This is more of the Zionist organization of America. This is the institutionalization of antisemitism. The left has become the safe haven. The democrat party has become the safe haven for antisemitism. Your point is the most important one. It's always anti semitism has always existed. But now it's out in the open. Now, they're vowed anti semitic in the last minute of the half. We have left what can average Americans do who want to help fight antisemitism. Members of the house and members of the Senate. Congresswomen to happen. Turn off of every committee right to them two sentences through congresswoman Omar office every committee. She serves central her publicly. That's what should be demanded. I should be wherever they see that they sent their sons and daughters, they go to school the school. These are anti semitic cooks by me. It's not enough to say I. Anti semitism. Spend justice. We can switch are sore Semite and bedouin freshly. I'm sorry to say is fueled by left-wing. Radical Muslims have extreme hostility toward Jews. And I'm afraid to say it may be inspired by the Korean. We'll have lines like Jews are under the attack Kercheval, LA LA has trench formed dating choosing to. We should have Korean that leading lunch should be condemning and say, this is not what we're going to be interpreting the Korean. So. The things he said and also by one another. This is the lies about the Palestinian Arab war against Israel. We have we have thirty seconds left more. We're going to invite you back. This is great advice coal for the three musketeers to be pulled off the committees. They're on call for your universities. You're if you're an alumnus from a university that allows these kinds of anti semitic activities. Why would you fund them right to them?.