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Fresh update on "governor gretchen whitmer" discussed on Eric Metaxas
"From townhall dot com. I'm Jason Walker President Trump capping another busy day on the campaign trail. The speech in Rochester, Minnesota, Mr Trump not mincing any words about his anger over state officials capping attendance at 250 people. The president, meanwhile, telling an audience in Michigan that a virus vaccine will soon be available, thanks to our historic campaign to slash red tape and mobilize industry. We will deliver a safe vaccine to the American people in just a number of weeks a couple of weeks and he's calling on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to loosen virus restrictions. You know what you have to do your job. You have to get back. You.
President Trump set to hold three rallies in Michigan
"Trump and former vice President Biden are competing for votes in swing states of the Midwest. The campaigns have planned a Siri's of stops in Michigan. Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer has accused Trump of stoking acts of hate, like the recent foil plot to kidnap her W deities, Quinn Klinefelter reports. President holds an airport rally in Oakland County today, his second time in Michigan this week. He's also scheduled to hit Sterling Heights and swing Macomb County Sunday before campaigning Monday in conservative Grand Rapids. That's where Trump held his final rally in 2016, an event that helped him win Michigan by just under 11,000 votes, his narrowest margin of victory and route to the White House. Democratic nominee Joe Biden encounters on Halloween Saturday by making a joint appearance in Michigan with former president Obama and pushing for Ah, hi voting turnout among black, Hispanic and younger voters who failed to show up in large numbers four years ago. For NPR News. I'm Clinton. Klein Filter in Detroit in
Fresh update on "governor gretchen whitmer" discussed on Vickie Allen and Levon Putney
"Yes, please welcome Major Garrett from the nation's capital. Major. Fantastic. It's takeout with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major. That's nonsense. Major Garrett welcome the very best part of my broadcast week. I'm major Kira hosting creator. This amazing program known as the Takeout, which is two things each and every week, those early adopters Podcast platforms know this. So does our beloved audience on CBS and Hello. There are more than 75 radio stations around the country, including including serious xom, POTUS Channel 1 20. For one of those two things relentlessly curious, steadfastly non ideological. We have guests from all over the political spectrum on the show. Remember, it's a conversation, not an interrogation our guest this week. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the great state of Michigan governor. It's great to see you. Thanks for joining us. Thanks, Major. I'm glad to be with you. So I want to set this up for the audience. This's not my home. Those of you watch on CBS, and you can tell this is not the room raider. They got a 10. Okay, I know the governor got a 10 to for both of the 10 category. All right, It's my hotel in midtown Manhattan Times Square just across the street from CBS World Election headquarters where I'll be Next Tuesday night. I hope you'll be watching. So that's the set up. That's where I am and the camera's way appear I may occasion you look down at the monitor or my various phones, but I'll try to keep eye contact with the camera and by extension, the governor so Governor, you are co chair of Joe Biden's campaign. Is he going to win Michigan? I think so. But we're not taking anything for granted. So we're going to run through the tape, which means we're working every single day to ensure that Michigan voters know that they every day is Election day between now and November, 3rd. She amended our Constitution and 2018. And that means Michiganders for the first time can just pop into a clerk's office well in advance of an election register if they are registered already. Get their ballot, fill it out and leave it there. And so we've already had over 2.2 million ballots in. We expect another three million people to vote may be more than that, on the more people that Khun vote between now and Tuesday, the less likely they have to wait in line as we're still in the midst of a global pandemic, So we're going to work hard and we're taking nothing for granted. When you say, I think so. What's the probability? I don't I don't play that game, Major. You can ask me 10 more times, which we know when this interview is done, and I'm not gonna I'm not gonna put numbers on it. Win is a win and the historic turnout I think we're going to see is is really good news for you. For Joe Biden. People in Michigan are hard working good people. We expect your government to be as hard working and as good as we are not better. And I think Joe Biden's got a message that really resonates with Michigan voters. If I recall correctly about 80,000 voters in Warren County participated in 2012, but did not participate in 2016 that proved to be conspicuous. Do you think Warren County turnout will exceed 2012? Well, one of the things that we know is that in 2016 Donald Trump won Michigan by less than 11,000 boats. And just two years later, I won by over 400,000 votes are turnout was much higher. It was the most votes any governors ever earned. For for this position that I currently have. I think it's more a testament to the fact that people are engaged. People understand there are consequences from from elections, and this one really is one of the most important in our lifetimes. Maybe one of the most important in our nation's history. People get it, and we want leadership that cares about US leadership that Takes pandemics and threats to our health and safety seriously, and one that could get our economy revved back up so we can get backto backto work. Getting arms around. This virus is absolutely Critical to getting us backto work and making the United States the American, the economic powerhouse that we should be. One of the characters of this campaign is Trump supporters are very enthusiastic Biden supporters mildly. So is that a problem? I don't think that I write all sorts of narratives. I don't think that that's accurate as I get around, and I mean, we're still in a pandemic, and we're taking it seriously. We don't do big crowds where people are mask lists, and, you know Potentially exposing one another to Cove Ed. We're doing car rallies, word showing up in volunteer appreciation events instead of packing people, and we take pictures that are socially distance. It looks a little weird. We all have our masks on. But Fact of the matter is we want to keep people safe, and I think people get that and so I see a lot of enthusiasm for Joe Biden and Camel Harris. I see a lot of enthusiasm. Around voters who understand our healthcare is in jeopardy in this election on DH, so I'm I do think that the enthusiasm will be revealed in the sheer numbers of people that are coming out to vote. Should voters think about Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania as if they are one kind of place with one kind of voter? Well, you know, no state is exactly like any other, but I will acknowledge. I've talked to my counterparts in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. There are some very similar dynamics that run through our states in the Midwest. We know that trade by tweet can have incredibly damaging impacts on our farmers and our automakers alike. We know that a TTE the end of the day, we've got to be able to protect the water that defines the Great Lakes region. We know that the skills gap is a reality that we are confronting and on administration that has a plan Tio connect People with the skills they need for for jobs of the future is going to be good for all of us, and so were similar. That's for sure. But we're not all the same. That's for sure. A swell the point and I'm driving at is if Former vice president Biden succeeds in Michigan. Do you believe he will also succeed in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? I think the message to our voters is similar on DH. I do think that They are focusing and not taking any one of our states for granted. And I think that's ah, That's a good thing and we don't all vote exactly the same way but certainly are voters care about a lot of the same issues so glad you're focusing on all of us. And when you talk to those governors in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are they is bullish as you are, You know, I think we're all feeling very optimistic that are states are going to be a part of making the change that we need is a nation. Well are pragmatists. We all get elected in these states that also went for Donald Trump just four years ago. And so I know none of us takes it for granted. Optimistic, traumatized, I guess right now. Well, we We have long memories, and we want to make sure that no one takes our states for doing a best pressure. You know this governor, but for the benefit of the audience, we're recording this on October 28th. I believe if I've read correctly, October 30th is when the deadline to either extend or not extend the health department in Michigan's Current restrictions for Kobe 19 expire. Will you extend them? Yes, of course ever say in the nation is in some form of state of emergency call. Vin numbers are exploding across the country. We will have to maintain our masked mandate center limitations on gatherings. And so there will be an extension. Yes. Will you dial them up? As you suggested Recently? It's very possible. These covert numbers are very serious. We are eight months into this, You know, covert 19 experience in the United States and we still don't have a national strategy. The Trump Administration has not gotten their arms around the spires. In fact, they're trying to say were rounding the bend. They're trying to say We'll never get control over this, So let's just, you know, go backto life as it wass. That is a fatalist attitude, and it's going to cost lives. And that's why we've got to take this seriously. We have to double down on mask mandates. We have Tio encourage our fellow Americans to keep doing what we need to do to keep ourselves safe until there's a national strategy or there are vaccines are being mass produced that are safe and effective. So this is the reality of the moment we're living in. Had we had federal leadership that that did what other countries have done. We'd be in a much stronger position, but they didn't and its has consequences in terms of lives, loss and lively hoods lost, and that's why I think this is the dinner table issue of 2020..
HOw Has White Supremecy Changed In The US
"V Colorado US presidential election campaign which draws to a merciful conclusion. Four days from now has been such a circus that events which would have defined. Other contests have been swiftly forgotten among those wells the thwarting earlier this month of an apparent plot by far right still styled militiamen to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the subsequent discovery of links between those alleged conspirators and of the white supremacist groups. This is a cohort which has been repeatedly. Nodded and winked at from the highest pulpit in the land. These last four years. What happens in the next four? Whatever happens on Tuesday well earlier I spoke to Kathleen, Balu Assistant Professor of US history at the University of Chicago and offer of bringing the war home, the white power movement and paramilitary America I began by asking Kathleen how the white supremacist movement has changed between the nine, thousand, nine hundred, and now there's two differences in what's happening in the nineteen eighties and forward one is at the violence. This movement is interested in carrying out is explicitly anti-state they want to overthrow the federal government. So this is one of the reasons that I think white nationalist as a term can be confusing the nation and white nationalism nineteen eighty-three is not the united. States, it is the Irian Nation and they're imagining a fundamental overthrow of the country and all of its democratic practices. So the other thing that's different is that this movement is bringing together a lot of different people in every way but race, it is an. Incredibly, diverse social movement. We're talking about a whole bunch of different sub sections of white supremacists thinking. So this is the first time in the nineteen eighties. The we see a unification between clansmen, neo-nazis skinheads, radical tax resisters, posse comitatus members, and then in the early nineteen nineties, we start to see militia members in these groups as well. Now, all of that is emblematic of a movement that has taken a page from earlier. American. History. So it it it borrows from the opportunism of earlier clan mobilizations, but it's Very different in its deadly intent and in the number of people is able to bring together in this new set of sort of violent belief systems. If you consider its car numbers and its current firepower, how is impossible to quantify how dangerous these movements are obviously, we had seen in recent weeks the apparent thwarting of a plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan but is that an it's a depressing thought but is that likely a straw in the wind will there be more of that sort of thing not. Only will there be more, but that story is already proving to be more than it looked at first glance. There were reports today that members of the base, which is an underground paramilitary wide power group have been arrested in connection to that plot. So already, we're seeing cross group organization and were seeing how this is working in network much the way it did in the nineteen eighties. So one of the most important things that people can do a to understand what this is an to combat it is simply To connect these stories with one another, it's very easy especially in a news cycle when people feel so buffeted with information at all times and sort of feel under attack by their own news feeds, I think it's very difficult to do the work of paying attention but it it's absolutely critical here because it's not just about the group that tried to kidnap Governor Whitman it's about the the connections between that group. The proud boy is Adam often in the base boo-boys, there are many of these groups on. The scene now now to your question about numbers, this is a very difficult one I'm not sure we even have an accurate headcount for the earlier movement, and that's where we have the the most consistent set of archival materials. As a historian. I'm very reluctant to make specific claims about the movement right now because I don't have my sources together yet and I won't have them for another ten or twenty years but what we know from reading the history and from reading the news. So in other words, what the? That history gives us can show us is that we have every reason to be concerned about further activity and escalating violence. This is a movement that is intent on mass casualty attacks that has used not just voter intimidation, but all kinds of other violent means over years and that has been organizing in this way quite effectively for decades. If not generations, this is not a new problem and it's not something that will go away quickly and the other thing is that this is a movement that is organized around sell style action much. Like a group in in radical Islamic terror would would work mix up that this group has been doing that since nineteen eighty-three, they're very, very good at it because they use cell style organization, there's not a great correlation between rising size of group membership lists and rising capacity for violent action. Because if you're trying to carry out an act of style terror, you're not interested in two thousand people who are going to come out on Saturday and March Down Main Street. You're interested in six people who are willing to detonate a bomb. So the difference is sometimes what we see is a shrinking of membership before an intense surge and violence I'm very concerned that that's where we are now and I think you know the people who do have archival information for the present day moment are saying the same thing. So I'm hearing this from people in the FBI people at Department of Homeland Security who have access to surveillance documents. I'm hearing this from people at the southern poverty law center and other watchdog groups who? Spend their time monitoring white power and militia TV, online, and most of hearing this from people who work in de radicalization trying to help people out of the movement everyone is sounding the alarm bell right now, everyone is running up the red flag and I think you know you don't have to listen to me. I'm just a historian, but I think everyone is calling everyone they can think of to to sort of try to get people to pay attention to this very grave situation. Hunch they're bringing an acceleration in the momentum of these groups because of if obviously radically different reasons the last two presidents you had the the fact of a black president of the United States, which clearly a number of people had a significant problem with and he's followed by a president who is to put it charitably equivocal in his condemnation of these groups. Yes. Absolutely and we're seeing a very clear relationship between political rhetoric and extremist action is that to price do you think can be put back in the tube night at all? That's a good metaphor for it. I usually say we can't on ring the bell. Exactly the problem right because you know if you take something like the president's remarks in the first debate about calling the proud boys to quote stand back and stand by even if you take the most generous interpretation of his remarks and say, okay, perhaps perhaps he was fed that group name and he doesn't know who they are perhaps he meant to tell them. To stand down even if we take all of that as given I think that there is a very real problem i. in the fact that it's not just the proud boys who heard that as a paramilitary call to readiness there are many other underground groups like the Bass Lake the guys in Michigan who heard that call as the call to action. And there's another problem of even in the case of activists who right now support the president. There's no indication that he has the power to call these people off. Once he has ignited away of violence as I said, this is a movement that has been expressly anti-government for many many years, and this is a strange thing about the United States that it has since the Vietnam war been. Very possible to hold the position in the United States of being anti government and pro president or pro-military or pro cop at the same time I mean we see Ronald Reagan making statements about how the government is the problem not the solution while he is the head of the government. So that sort of gymnastics act of balancing that since a fracture is not a problem for people here. So, there is a way that you can be pro trump right now and still be dedicated to violent overthrow of the state down the road or at some present moment and another note of caution is just the last time that this movement became very deadly setting off the string of events that led to the Oklahoma City bombing, and you know the the most horrific mass casualty attack for the United States between Pearl Harbor Nine Eleven. The last time that happened was not under a leftist administration it was under Reagan and it was because activists in this movement saw Reagan's perceived moderation as a sign. that. Political means could never deliver the kind of change that they wanted. Even Reagan was not offering what they wanted, which was reestablishment of Jim Crow Segregation or reinstatement of slavery or establishment of a white homeland things like this were much too radical for mainstream politics. So there's a real chance that even trump will hit align where it's too extreme for him. I mean even trump is not talking about reestablishing slavery and at that point I think there might be a wave of dissatisfied people if he's re-elected who are interested in mass casualty attacks just finally is there an aspect of this which is? Not just or perhaps beyond politics and beyond even race it strikes me just looking at the. Way in which the members of these movements present themselves, there's this strange cartoonish idea of masculinity in play. You know it is a very masculine movement, but it turns out that both in the earlier movement and today women are incredibly important to this activism You don't always see that in the public facing part of what they're doing. But in the period of my study, there's a whole bunch of women who are sort of forming the social network holds these people together and really makes possible violent action and they're doing everything from publishing their own newspapers to running their. Own Auxiliary groups to driving getaway cars and disguising people when they're on the Lam and even as they're doing all that they are saying things like I'm not an activist I'm not political I would never seek a leadership role because you know within this worldview out sweat good womanhood looks like but however you cut it women are incredibly important here and we would be foolish to think that those deep social interactions aren't part of what is sustaining this groundswell. I'm just you're just finally finally and feel free if you like to to refuse to gaze into a crystal ball but. How do you see this playing out in the next? Well, the next few weeks I if the polls are correct and Donald Trump does lose office on Tuesday. Well I, think everyone in the United States. Approaching all polls with a degree of caution from now on for. Immediate. Historical reasons. My concern here is that there is no mental picture that I can paint. There's no series of events that I can see that would make someone at this point with this set of social pressures with this worldview simply put down the weapons and go home and say, okay, well, we lost this round. It's time to go do some democratic change somewhere else. So my concern is that if trump is while if biden is elected, I think that these activists will not only be frustrated and rally look for mass casualty are opportunities if trump. Is elected I think that one ends game has to do with them, feeling dissatisfied and turning to mass casualty attacks in route to overthrowing the government. Again, as they've been doing for quite a long time, another route would be a continuation of sort of this Lincoln in an odd slash outright calling to arms line of rhetoric I mean there's a way that groups like this and other contexts have become strike forces and death squads for authoritarian regimes and there we can look to southern America and central, America for many examples of how that's happened. All all three of these are threats to Americans and to our democracy. So I think it is a very bleak time for people who pay attention to this particular part of the American political life. But was Kathleen Blues speaking to me earlier, Kathleen's book bring the war home the white power movement and paramilitary America is published by BELKNAP.
Fresh "Governor Gretchen Whitmer" from Terry Meiners
"Appears property taxes are going up. In Jefferson County, a judge struck down a recall petition. Had challenged a seven cent tax increase sought by Jefferson County public schools. The judge dismissing the petition did insufficient signatures and ordered any votes in next week's referendum not to be counted. Barring a successful appeal, the district's property tax rate will increase to more than 80 cents per $100. Police officer who was wounded in the raid that killed Briana Taylor is suing her boyfriend. Louisville Police Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly's lawsuit claims that he experienced severe trauma, mental anguish and emotional distress because of Kenneth Walker's actions. Walker is a licensed gun owner who said he thought Mattingly and two other officers were intruders when they crash through the door to Taylor's apartment. Back in March, Walker allegedly fired a shot that hit Mattingly in the leg. Rick you Chino. CBS News brief. Dozens of governors have resisted recommended measures to fight covert 19 a conference call with them with White House adviser Dr Det. Dr Deborah Burkes, she says it's getting worse again. But they can help. We can still make a significant difference together and bring these case count down and reach a plateau. But it will take every single person in your state. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer says it would be nice of Congress, the White House to their part for the unemployed. When the federal government doesn't get their fourth stimulus done, it makes a very harder on state governments and businesses a light too. Get through these challenging times. President Trump was in Michigan this afternoon..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on The Takeout
"Great State of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer Governor. You're much younger than I am but we do have something semi in common. We were both born late in the month of August you August Twenty Third Be August twenty four. So the big astrological question are you more Leo or Virgo? I think most people would say I'm more Leo. But the astrological charts bring into doubt. So I'M GONNA, pick my favorite thing of both traits and go with that. What do you think? Well? I've had this really terrible joke that I was born on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, and it's always very painful be born on Cox. So. Yes. I have both of the tendencies if you look at the astrological on the plus and the negative side and I guess, it depends on how pressurized my work day is and how tired I am. So I'll leave it at that. What thing we asked all of our guests who are kind enough to join us for the I'll take special is three threshold questions which are as follows you can take them in any order you prefer governor most influential book in Your Life All time favorite movie or one of your favorite movies and if you're to really indulge yourself musically. What kind of artists or John Are you most likely to listen to? Oh. Okay. Those are tough. To kill a Mockingbird, had a big impact on me growing up and make atticus finch as a public servant and is a lawyer. is a social justice advocate was someone that I always looked up to as that character in that book. Movie. I mean my Go-to. This is gonNA. Be Silly but I love the Big Lebowski it. Always it cracks me up when I watched the big Lebowski it's one of the funniest movies ever and then. Music Genre that's interesting. So I have kind of an ECLECTIC tastes but I am a child of the eighties. So I'll often turn on eighty s on on eight as we're traveling I. Did that. So the Big Lebowski that is we've had mentioned a couple of times on the show that shows more than three and a half years old but always by guys and the rap on that movie is a dude's movie. All League is understand that movie and most women don't don't hang with the humor of it, but you get it Oh man I love it I I think the dude is one of the funniest characters ever created. And all of his dude friends I mean, there are not many women in the movie and the ones that are kind of ten Jentzsch to the. Dude Ism of the whole movie I dunno Julianne Morris kind of a bad. Severi, which is and it did nothing but propel white Russians back into the lexicon of American bartending. Sounds Kinda tasty it's a little early. Her. Back to. Matters, of state. And this is on the slightly serious more side of things An ongoing saga in Michigan has been the water situation in flint at is not a joking matter, but it is closer to a resolution now than it ever has been if I understand things correctly where things now, what is the takeaway of what happened there? And why Well. The Flint crisis happened under my predecessors watch and were made to not treat the water to save a little bit of money and that decision was catastrophic at least the lead from pipes and poisoned a lot of people especially children in Flint and while the and there was there was blame to go around to local state and federal level was. Certainly and I wasn't actually in office when all of this came to light but it was one of the things that inspired me to jump in and run for governor. So since taking office our attorney general and I have been working really hard to make sure that we get some justice for the people of Flint, we have entered into a settlement and one of the things that is I enjoy. Being Governor. Is that I've inherited all the lawsuits against my predecessor and so I've been trying to settle it and get some get some compensation and some peace of mind for the people who were hurt by my predecessors decision. So we did get a settlement. We've made a lot of it investments in terms of supporting the schools and the nutrition for children of because we know how important that is for remediating a lot of the impacts of lead being. In the water with these young forming minds we also have been working very closely with Mayor Sheldon Neeley. WHO's the new mayor of Flint to ensure that were barreling toward the full replacement of the pipes So we've made a lot of strides. The water hasn't tested at you know alarming lead levels for a long time but earning the confidence of the community is GonNa take is gonNA take awhile and we're working every day to do that because. They deserve no less pandemic has laid economic injustices that people I'd say the flint situation is exactly an example of exemplar of people who are poor people who don't have political clout screwed and whether that's in a pandemic or not it's the same. Yeah. So one of the things that I did coming into office was I, I love a lot of barriers that keep real people of a real representation out of the mix in terms of being. Candidate. So we have the most diverse cabinet in Michigan history. One of the important people throughout this pandemic has been Dr Janek Calhoun chief medical executive. She's a black woman who's also an Er doc. She's one of the first people in the nation to look at the data and see the demographic is playing out in terms of racial disparities. Michigan was one of the first states in the nation to share that demographic data into do it sister. Outreach to communities of color because they were so incredibly vulnerable to this particular virus for variety of reasons. I think that's GONNA drive a lot of the work that we do not just in this moment but coming out of the crisis when we do get there, 'cause we get a lot of work in this country to do around racial justice around equity and. And we're serious about s voice of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Democrat, Michigan co-chair the former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign governor been a great pleasure pleasure. Thanks for giving us so much time and thanks for a great conversation. I. Appreciate it very much. A Lot. The takeout.
Fresh update on "governor gretchen whitmer" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka
"Visibly tough for the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi said there had to be changes the French laws and even to the Constitution. We can't win this war against this enemy with the laws of peace time, he said. They're also called her a clampdown on immigration. Four attacks on French soil in the last five weeks, including a foiled knife attack yesterday in the Wirral carried out by foreigners. The BBC's Who's Scofield reporting from Paris. Meanwhile, in Muslim countries, anger at France and its president, Emmanuel Macron continues to boil. Hardline Islamic groups from Pakistan. The Lebanon have seized on the French government staunch secularists stance as an affront to Islam, rallying their supporters and stirring up rage. Presidential campaigns in its final days, and both candidates are out on the stump. Today. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says the virus pandemic continues raging as President Trump says the nation is rounding the turn. Nine million cases nationwide. Tragic milestone. Many people are out of work. Got the edge. They can't see the light. They don't know it just look dark right now for them while President Trump was in Michigan, telling that state's governor Gretchen Whitmer to loosen Corona virus restrictions and safely reopen the state, you know what you have to do your job. You have to get back. You have to.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on The Takeout
"Is the takeout with Major Garrett. Welcome back I'm Major Garrett you know this is one of my shows I have another it's called the debrief. It is a once a week podcast deep dive into one topic I. Think you're GonNa. Love this week's episode. It's called election fever all about the election to be what the early out might suggest. We have embedded CBS reporters every battleground state we talked to them about the legal issues that have gone on there. What turnout. Models there what things are happening on the ground plus the most informed political scientists on this election the debrief check it out on all your favorite podcast platforms Governor Gretchen Whitmer Democrat Michigan is our special guest governor. A Win Will Michigan be able to report its results on election night or the day after that's a good question major and I'm I'm glad you asked it because I think it's really important that we encourage everyone in the media to you know let's not report any results. Just. Because one campaign claims to have one, we want to get this count right and we are going to have historic number of ballots to count many of which are coming in. You know absentee that even if you go on vote quote unquote early, it's really an absentee ballot that you're casting and it can't start to get counted until election day. So the fact that we already have over two million and and we still have six days left before Election Day tells me it's GonNa. Take a wild account. So our Secretary of state saying we will have a final count by Friday. I think we'll have it earlier than that but we want to make sure that we get it right not fast as I understand it and correct me if I'm wrong with the Mayor of Detroit is said, it's GonNa effectively shut down for two days. So many people that the mayor can call upon can help assist with the processing of those ballots in the Detroit Areas Act have that right? The Mayor of Detroit, recognizes that we'd need about I think the number was thirty thousand people to work the polls on election day and so So many as are in the city of Detroit, and so it's sitting employees are going to be working the polls and I. think that's that's a great. A great thing we need to sure that we get this right and swat why it still. Is My hope that people will go and vote before election? Day where have course worried that if you crowding election day or you wait you spend your whole day wait in line that that could contribute to some Kobe spread and that's what we want to avoid. We want to get every vote count and we WANNA keep people say we have as many polling places as you ordinarily would. Guess and we have drop boxes at all across the state as well. So if people get that absentee ballot and they want to take home and fill it out, they can return it in dropbox so that it's it's even drive through. So they don't even have to get out of the safety of their car, and that's another way that we're trying to make it safe for people to cast that ballot spoke earlier about Pennsylvania and Wisconsin wanting our audience should know if you don't already and you can hear more about this. In detail in the PODCAST, it's mentioned the debrief, Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania as something else in common they also all three can't begin to process meeting open and begin to prepare for counting their mail in ballots until election day. Does that give you anxiety about those three states not being able to report until sometime deep into Wednesday Thursday or Friday? Well, of course, and I think that it's why we want to renew our our calls to everyone in the media to really not jumped to declare victor in any of these states. For upwards of forty percent of these ballots could be absentee ballots and it's GonNa take longer to count them. So considering how slim some of these elections were decided in sixteen we don't want anyone to claim victory until all those ballots counted if people are interested about how they can both there, there's a lot going on in our courts right now challenging the date by which those ballots have to be in in Michigan, they have to be received on. Election Day or prior in order to get counted, and that's why we're telling people don't mail anything anymore drop it off at a dropbox or at the clerk's office. But if people, WanNa know what their ability is they should go to I will vote dot com. All you have to do is put your address in. It'll tell you where you can vote how you can vote what your options are and it's really a wonderful tool so that people can. Make sure that they've got the most up to date information about how to make sure they're ballad gets gets in and gets count you're suggesting. So what I WANNA, make sure. You might be suggesting when you say. If someone says that they have declared something hold off. Are you talking about the president? I'm talking about anybody who? Frankly? Yes. Of course I think that he's already made it very clear that he. Believes that if the counts not done on on election day that it's not valid I think he's trying to lay the groundwork for a challenge and the fact of the matter is is there's a very real possibility in states that are going to decide this election that there will not be an official count even. Unofficial count by the end of Election Day, and that's why we've gotta just be realistic and we've got to make sure that we're communicating. So you know where we are in the counting process and we will make sure to be doing that throughout election day in the days after if necessary. So Florida counts. Rapidly North Carolina counts rapidly if the former vice president wins one or both. It might be an interleaving. Hey you know what that is. Very true. All I can say is that here in Michigan where we don't have those same tools that those states do I'd I'd be wish you had. Dead I of course I wish we had a my legislature Republican Republicans would not do with you on this correct her act correct. I mean we do have twenty four hours where we can take the absentee ballots out of the envelopes and put them in the right precinct. It's not counting is just simply taken out of that bigger envelope that will help save some time but one day's worth to process just as this not nearly an offense. Oh, it's GonNa take a little while, and so you don't anticipate a victory night party even for the former vice president. I I can't tell you what's GonNa Happen in all the other states but I my prediction is in Michigan, it's GonNa. Take a little while my hope is that we get that count in and we can have confidence in it, but we all recognize the road to the White House often goes through the state we want to get this count, right Have it take a little bit longer and get it right. So everyone can have confidence than to move fast and run the risk of getting it. Wrong. You mentioned a five hundred year flood. What does the situation in Michigan after that? Well, I mean we have I have a community that span just stated by a flooding event These are old dams that haven't been reinvested in it. Infrastructure remains an issue across the country. It was one of the things that I was hopeful. The trump administration would get a get a solution on and they they haven't, and they also haven't done anything with regard to combating climate change and these two. Issues, you know collided and and it's it's been very hard for this community. We've been working really hard the National Guards Ben Great I've asked the President to fully fund our National Guard like he did for some other states like Florida. He's. He's not done that yet but we're doing everything we can on the ground to make sure we're we're helping people but climate change is a reality now just in fires in on the West Coast not just in hurricanes. Down South, but in terms of of flooding events here in the great, lakes to you a quick, we have to mobilize easier national guard or any local law enforcement four polling site protection or anything like that. So we're working very closely with our local to ensure that they've got the resources they need to keep people safe and we have great confidence in our ability to do that..
Fresh update on "governor gretchen whitmer" discussed on Mark Mason
"Tom Roberts, President Trump and former vice President Joe Biden are holding more rallies today With Election Day just four days away. Both are stumping in the Midwest in Oakland County, Michigan, Trump referred to that state's governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and received a familiar response. They blame me every time that happens every time I mention her name, crooked Hillary's name Joe Biden's dame, frankly into more. In Iowa Democratic nominee Biden made the first of three campaign stops today. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is dismissing President Trump's optimism that Republicans will take back control of the house in the upcoming election. And we feel very confident. I know that we will win the house and increase our numbers, even though the president is saying Republic of their win the House so delusional But delusional In many respects, Pelosi tells MSNBC that Democrats will grow their majority in the House Actress Lori Laughlin is reporting to prison in Northern California. Today. The full House star was sentenced to two months for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal. A new day, A new record number of Corona virus cases in the U. S more than 87,000 were reported yesterday. University of Chicago Medicine Infectious Disease specialist Dr Emily Landon says the trends are concerning as winter approaches that dryer air means that your droplets are drier and smaller, too and they can linger in the air. They're lighter. They stay longer and they travel further fall and winter weather literally make cove it more transmissible over 228,000 Americans have died due to covert 19 out of about nine million. Confirmed cases. Prosecutors in Connecticut say there will be no retrial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley. Skakel was convicted of killing the teen in 2002, but a judge leader overturned the verdict on appeal. You are listening to the latest from NBC News radio. A conference on global nuclear proliferation has been pushed back once again. We get more from correspondent bills in for the conference to review a treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear weapons is held by the U. N every five years but was postponed last spring and re scheduled for January. Now the conference has been pushed back again until August of next year. The treaty recognises five countries as nuclear powers and obliges them to work toward nuclear disarmament. I'm Bill's in for a video showing a couple threatening to sue a mission. Vallejo, California Yogurt shop for asking them to wear a mask has gone. Viral video has nearly a million views since it was posted by the shop co owner on Wednesday in accordance with local rules, the couple was denied service for walking in without face masks, the man replies by saying he Has a medical condition and can personally sue the co owner for violating discrimination laws. The man then tells her that quote it'll probably be the end of this business..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on The Takeout
"Imaginable American politics and we certainly do this week Governor Gretchen, Whitmer, Democrat of Michigan. Governor let's continue the Kobe nineteen compensation for just a bit longer The vice president has five positive cases in his office as Chief of staff, his body person those of you don't know in politics that means one person who's with you handle your schedule sort of closest in proximity everyone has it in politics meaning there's an exposure issue there yet the vice president continues to campaign the president on the stump says over and over Game Cova, Cova Coleman after this election, you'll never hear about it because it's only being used weaponized against me your reaction to both well first and foremost I hope that the vice president doesn't have cul de but I really hope he doesn't spread Cova. Being Nick close proximity someone is inherently in the CDC's owned definitions of type of situation where you would insist on quarantining when Comma Harris some of her people had covered. They took her off the campaign trail did some testing to make sure that she didn't have it. The best responsible thing to do that's what we're asking our fellow. Americans. Do our leaders should lead by example? So I is incredibly distressing. The body persons the one who's with you all the time in cars. When you're in a car, you're in an incredibly close closed in space, and if one person has cove it and you're not all masked up and ninety five masks you need to be quarantined and and they're just not doing it and. I think that's part of the problem that we're having in our country in terms of people taking this seriously and and wearing masks and following the CDC guidelines to say safe in the s another part of the question I can't remember what it was was the president's Cova Cova Coleman after the election, you won't hear about it because the media just wants to use it against me weaponising it against me I mean, that's just ridiculous and and. Ridiculing the seriousness of covid nineteen is is a major factor of why we've got such uncontrolled spread going across the country none of us wants to go back into shutdowns. But if you look at what's happening in in various states, we know that that's a real possibility and I think we all want to avoid that. So we gotta get the politics out. Of masking I don't have any confidence that that's going to happen in the next seven days are so I know for a fact, the day after election will still be talking about Kobe because the activities that are having right now won't even raise reveal the results of it for two more weeks when we start seeing numbers increasing as a result of the. Current rallies they're holding. So guess we'll be talking about covid. This is not some partisan Loyd. This is a very real public health crisis ravaging our nation, and it's going to be incumbent on hopefully Biden Harris Administration to get their arms around it, and they won't get the opportunity till the end of January. So cove, it will be a problem for a while. I. Don't need to tell you governor you probably as public officials in this country better versed in this and just about anyone there is tremendous friction about either lockdowns or semi lockdowns mask mandates using the apparatus. Even as you did nineteen forty-five log which your State Supreme Court said was exercised improperly to improve public health or at least reduce the spread of the virus. What has been your absorption of that pushback and that friction it will get to the kidnapping plot separately I'm not suggesting that separate, but I, just want to try to get to this idea that people push back against it. They think their constitutional rights are being violated. They hold those beliefs strongly and they believe there is something odious in onerous about a government telling them things they they can't do amidst a public health crisis also I I think it's important to to talk about the actions that governors across the country of taken with the void of leadership coming out of Washington DC. It's been on the nation's governors to step up to follow the science to take action to save lives, and we have both sides of the aisle, some of the people that I consult most most frequently or people like Mike Dewine Republican governor of Ohio who is to our southern border I, discuss with Jay. Pritzker. The Governor of Illinois. We're all taking seriously and we're taking steps to keep our people safe. We have different sources of authority nineteen, forty, five law that I was using to issue executive orders. has been used by governors for seventy five years in the state of Michigan. The court said I use that law appropriately but what they did was save back in nineteen, seventy five, our legislature couldn't have delegated this authority to Governors I. Mean it was mental gymnastics to the extreme to undermine the work that we have done. It means every governor before me who's used these powers wasn't was. have been able to I, mean it's just ludicrous. All that being said, we still have executive authorities through epidemic issue orders that we can issue from the Department of Health and Human Services, I know that this has been a hard that going into lockdowns is difficult. especially if you're a small business owner that has spent your lifetime building that business up and it makes whether or not you're going to survive brings that into question all the people got laid off who are worried about. Paying the rent or putting food on the table the middle class that never thought they'd be in a foodline who now is in various parts of our country. But what we also have to recognizes two hundred and twenty five, thousand Americans have died from this virus a virus that the trump administration has has belittled. The seriousness of this curse of the trump administration has told us was not as as critical said, we'd be back in church by last I. Mean, this is a very serious moment. We have to take measures to get our arms around this virus and it's not easy All tired of this. I gotTA. Tell you every every governor I've talked is tired of dealing with us to none of us wants to have to use the powers that we have had to keep people safe. But we recognize in this moment with a novel virus for which there is still no cure no vaccine. These types of of strategies are are the best tool that we have masking up pulling. Back in terms of our our contacts with one another, it's how we save lives and mitigate the pain on our economy and we're GONNA continue to be unapologetic about doing what we need to protect people under protect our economy. Do you governor there's a direct line between this friction, the sense of grievance about the either lockdowns or shutdowns or mask and the kidnapping plot against you. There's no question in my mind that there is a real link between a lot of the rhetoric that is playing out. And the anxiety that has been exploited and now is turned into something very dangerous when Donald Trump comes into my state which you did yesterday and he held a rally and he said, you know we've got to stop the lockdown. It's just a lie. Michigan has not been in any form of a stay home order since the beginning of June he says you can't go to school that's not true. I mean, he's propagating that are. Demonstrably false, but he's whipping off anger by doing this by lying to the crowd and feeding into the anxiety and fear and anger that people have an it's downright dangerous and it's gotTa. Stop and do you feel the danger to this day? Oh, absolutely every time he sets his sights on me I get more death threats. The violent rhetoric has an uptick and there's no question that it's had an impact might have had to have conversations with. My teenage children about why there are people with air fifteen on our front law on more than one occasion people are looking for any hook to legitimize these domestic terrorism tendencies and I think that Donald Trump knows that and it's it's not a coincidence sonny's feeding. You appeared on meet the press recently in the trump campaign noted that there was a plant around you that had a niece it a beneath it the word, the letters. Eighty six, forty, five, and the trump campaign asserted on twitter that was a secret message for someone to eighty six, the president night states your response as just ridiculous look behind me those signs of Ben Behind me the whole time one says respect on says, love someone gave me a sticker it said eighty, six, forty, five, eighty, six anyone who's worked on food business you know knows that means that means reject or take it off the menu. That's all I was simply conveying as I think, we need to reject Donald Trump's rhetoric. I think we need to reject his lack of a strategy around Kobe nineteen. I. Think we need to reject the division that he continues to. So on this nation is the president also recently said, our people helped out on that case meaning he helped you with through the FBI deal with the kidnapping plop as as as if to suggest that his people solve the problem for you not the American government applying American laws to protect. American citizens. I mean. I, the first thing I did when I spoke after the plot was revealed was thank the FBI in the Michigan State Police. These are law enforcement professionals that put their own lives on the line to protect me and my family and I'm grateful for that second you know the the thought that anyone of us should bead the anger that has endangered..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on The Takeout
"Get their arms around it wound former vice president biden instead at the last debate, we're not living with this virus for dying from it was that too dark message. Well it. It's real. You. Know and people don't want happy talk they want to know what are we confronting? How serious is this issue? This bias is still present all across the country. It is growing every time that there's a rally with people packed in together without their masks on our tracing shows that there's been an outbreak of covid. This is a moment where I think we need leaders who are going to be honest with us who are going to. Say it the way that it is and put their plan on the table and get it done and I I do think that straight talk is what what the country is. So desperate for we want honesty people with integrity experience to get things done and I think that's that's really what Joe Biden offers voice of Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan I major, Garrett, they tuned for segment to take out in just a second. Hi, I'm randy and this is Dave were the founders of Bomba's makers of the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. So comfortable we sold and donated millions of Pairs. Yes. Donated why we learned that socks of the number one most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. So we started bombing with the mission of donating a pair of socks for every pair we sell to donate and sell a lot of socks we became obsessed with comfort. We reinvented the sock from the ground up.
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer responds to Trump’s taunts
"You wrote about being targeted and obviously there is there's a sort of few layers. This is you've been sort of. Targeted national right wing media. You've been a target of the President and obviously it appears allegedly a target of this kidnapping plot and one thing we've seen it was in the president turns rhetorical firearm people whether that's Lesley Stahl Anthony Fauci they end up needing twenty four hour security the end up having threats what is it been like? To be on the receiving end of that. Well, it's been hard Chris. I mean, I don't have a whole lot of time to stop and process it or feel sorry for myself. I've got a job to do and I'm going to keep doing my job but starting in April, when the president singled me out and called me that woman from Michigan and tweeted liberate Michigan every time focuses on my state or On me, we see the violent rhetoric increase. We see the threats online increase I have had to have a Lotta serious hard conversations with my children when there are people with a are fifteen out on our front lawn and this, these are people who are looking for any leader to give them some credibility and some some comfort in some encouragement and when Donald Trump won't. Denounce them in the middle of a presidential debate. That's the kind of encouragement basie when Donald Trump says things like lock them all up. That's the kind of encouragement and it's dangerous. It's anti-american. We settle our differences at the ballot box, and if we don't like the results get organized and get ready for the next election, we have peaceful transition of power we put. Our democracy before our Party we put our country before ourselves. That is not how this administration operates and that's why I think this choice to elect an incredibly decent experienced empathetic said of people like Joe Biden Camel. Harris is where where I believe our country is headed because we are sick and tired of being sick and tired and worrying about our lives in our livelihood. Governor from Whitmer of the State of Michigan thank you so much for making time with us.
Trump walks out of "60 Minutes" interview
"CBS's Lesley Stahl. He sat down with her for 60 Minutes interview ended abruptly after 45 minutes, got up, walked out didn't come back for a scheduled walk and talk with her and Mike Pence. Then the president posted a photo of stall without a mask. CBS saying Well, she briefly took it off after the interview while chatting with colleagues have been tested for covert 19. Then came the tweet. I'm considering posting my interview with Leslie Stahl of 60 minutes prior to air time is what we don't Everybody get a glimpse of what a fake interview is all about. A source familiar with the session told The Washington Post that they talked about Corona virus. Anthony Fauci Trump's attacks on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and that stall pushed back on the hunter Biden allegations The White House had taped it so they could put it up. But of White House staffer told the Post. It was not that bad. He just didn't like her tone. He does post it probably boost 60 minutes ratings with your media minute. Howie
White supremacists remain deadliest US terror threat, Homeland Security report says
"On October six chant Wolf, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security released his department's annual assessment of violent threats to the US and was particularly concerned about white supremacist violent extremists who'd been exceptionally lethal in their apartment targeted attacks in the US in recent years two days later, the FBI swooped is arrested thirteen right-wing extremists who had allegedly been plotting to carry out a range of attacks. In Michigan, including the kidnapping of the Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the double strike, just as a part of the threat assessment and the Michigan plot arrests marked an important moment in America's tortured. Of Racist Terrorism. US authorities appeared not only to have woken up finally to the extent of the white supremacist threat, but were actually doing something about it. As the FBI Director Christopher Ray told Congress in February racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists have become the primary source of ideologically motivated lethal incidents in the US. The danger overshadowed the jihadist threat that has dominated the security debate since nine eleven. Last year was the deadliest on record for domestic extremist violence since the Oklahoma. City bombing of Nineteen ninety-five. White supremacists were responsible for most of that bloodshed in twenty nine to thirty, nine to forty eight deaths while federal authorities may be showing a new resolve to tackle the problem experts on white supremacy. Warn the extremists showing even greater determination. The movement is staring nationwide agitators have seized. You'll opportunities of the corona virus pandemic and the black lives matter protests to come out of the shadows and onto the streets. Armed. Groups of extremists of presented themselves as vigilante security guards ostensibly protecting property during anti police brutality protests. But in reality confronting peaceful protest is and sewing chaos and violence that has culminated in loss of
Michigan Governor Disturbed by Trump Criticism and 'Lock Her Up' Chants
"And as the presidential race heads into the final stretch, President Trump is campaigning in critical swing states. Tonight he's holding a rally in Carson City, Nevada after attending a fundraiser in California and is NPR's Barbara Sprint. Reports. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is accusing Trump of inciting domestic terrorism over comments he made in her state this weekend. Trump held a rally Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan, where he blamed Governor Gretchen Whitmer for imposing what he sees as to severe restrictions during the Corona virus pandemic. His criticism led to a chorus of locker up chance, which Trump did not condemn. In fact, he seemed to egg on his supporters saying, quote, lock them all up. Trump will travel to Arizona Monday, where polls show him trailing former vice President Joe Biden by several percentage points. BARBARA Sprint NPR News
Trump makes Western swing in final weeks of 2020 race
"And as the presidential race heads into the final stretch, President Trump is campaigning in critical swing states. Tonight he's holding a rally in Carson City, Nevada, after attending a fundraiser in California and is NPR's Barbra's front reports. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is accusing Trump of inciting domestic terrorism over comments he made in her state this weekend. Trump held a rally Saturday in Muskegon, Michigan, where he blamed Governor Gretchen Whitmer for imposing what he sees as to severe restrictions during the Corona virus pandemic. His criticism led to a chorus of locker up chance, which Trump did not condemn. In fact, he seemed to egg on his supporters saying, quote, lock them all up. Trump will travel to Arizona Monday, where polls show him trailing former vice President Joe Biden by several percentage points. BARBARA Sprint NPR News
Trump, Biden focus on battleground states ahead of elections
"Joe Biden and Donald, trump will make their final pitches to the American people over the next two weeks both candidates will stop battleground states today with Joe Biden and North Carolina Donald Trump. In Nevada this comes after one of Donald Trump's signature campaign rallies in Michigan Saturday, featuring, of course, little to no social distancing or mask and Oldie but Goodie for those folks lock her up chance from the crowd of governor Gretchen Whitmer who was recently the target of a failed kidnapping plot. You, gotTa. Get you governor to open up your state. And get schools open get used schools open. Schools have to be open right? Now. Lock.
Whitmer says Trump continues to encourage 'domestic terrorism' with rhetoric
"Governor Gretchen Whitmer is accusing President Trump of inciting domestic terrorism as NPR's Joel Rose reports. Wittmer made the statement today in response to Trump's campaign rhetoric in her state yesterday at a rally in Michigan President Trump criticized Wimmer's efforts to contain the Corona virus, drawing shots of lock her up from the crowd. Trump also made light of a militia groups plot to kidnap the Democratic governor that the FBI says it disrupted earlier this month. Whitmer responded on NBC's Meet the press. The president is at it again and inspiring and inciting. This kind of domestic terrorism. It is wrong. It's got toe end, Whitmer said. The president's rhetoric is dangerous for public servants who are trying to protect their constituents trumps daughter in law. Lara Trump disagrees, She told CNN the president was just quote having fun at a rally. Joel Rose. NPR news
Biden to prep for debate as campaign focuses on battleground states
"Rachel Scott, now from Washington. Biden's campaign ahead in the polls, blasting out that memo to supporters warning them not to get complacent. Get a false sense of security in this final stretch. His campaign manager, saying that if there's anything that the party learned in 2016, it's not to underestimate President Trump. They are still expecting this to be a very tight race and key battleground states that could decide this election. President Trump hitting the trail hard in several states this weekend, including Michigan, where the president had some criticism for the state's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Downplaying the recent
Trump rally crowd chants 'lock her up' about Michigan Gov. Whitmer, target of alleged kidnapping plot
"To be open, right. Mr Trump's Rally in the skiing in Michigan, the crowd chanting, lock her up, meaning Governor, Gretchen Whitmer this days after federal and state law enforcers say Whitmer was the target of extremists who plotted to kidnap her holder, Tron trialled and possibly killer 14 men are arrested in the case. Michigan governor tweeting that President Trump's locker up rhetoric is the kind that has put her family and other government officials in danger 21
Gretchen Whitmer: Trump 'inciting domestic terrorism' with 'Lock her up!' rally chant
"Trying to hold on to states He won last time around rallies in Muskegon, Michigan. Janesville, Wisconsin at the latter rally. We have unbelievable vaccines are coming out real soon. And the therapeutics are unbelievable. In the killer's excuse me. I'm here earlier. Schools have to be open, right. Mr Trump's rally in the skiing in Michigan, the crowd chanting, lock her up, meaning Governor Gretchen Whitmer this days after federal and state law enforcers say Whitmer was the target of extremists who plotted to kidnap her holder, Tron trialled and possibly killer 14 men are arrested in the case. Michigan governor tweeting that President Trump's locker up rhetoric is the kind that has put her her family and other government officials in danger
Crowd chants 'lock her up' about Whitmer at Michigan Trump rally
"President Trump campaigning in Muskegon, Michigan, and it sounds like 2016. Except the crowd doesn't mean HRC. The governor, Gretchen Whitmer, schools have to be open, right? That chanting about the Michigan governor of federal and state law enforcers say, was going to be kidnapped, put on trial and perhaps killed some of the 14 men now under
Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot preceded Trump's call to 'liberate' Michigan
"Testifying yesterday to the plots to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam came after President Trump posted a call to liberate those states. A judge ruling yesterday the federal case against five of the defendants will go to a grand jury. Judge ruled a Siri's of events show evidence that the defendant's plan the kidnappings, including an overt act of late night surveillance at Whitmore's home. Defense attorneys say the plan wasn't thought out and wouldn't have happened.
Judge says enough evidence for charges against militia members in Whitmer kidnapping plot
"Have enough evidence to move ahead with the case against five man accused of plotting kidnapped Michigan's governor to day preliminary hearing this week feature testimony from one of the FBI agents who ran the investigation, relying on confidential informants and undercover agents to thwart the alleged scheme to abduct Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, The agent testified that members of anti government paramilitary groups from several states discussed abducting Wittmer and Virginia's Democratic governor, Ralph Northern Bring a June meeting in Ohio, the judge says to five men's cases can go to a grand jury, which will determine whether to issue indictments that's required for them to face trial. I'm Ben Thomas.
8th man arrested in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
"Charged in the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan's governor. Ryan Higgins, a 51 year old from Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin is the eighth person charged in Michigan in a foiled plot to storm Michigan State capital building and kidnap officials, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan State police affidavit says Higgins assisted members of an extremist paramilitary organization called Wolverine Watchman who surveilled Wimmer's vacation home in northern Michigan. Document says Higgins provided night vision goggles for the mission. Seven men were charged in state court last week in connection with the plot. Six others face federal charges I might grow. A new
14th man arrested in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
"A Michigan militia group accused of plotting to kidnap two sitting governors is expanding and we're learning more about the Michigan part of this plot. The 14th person has been charged in connection with the alleged pot. A 51 year old Wisconsin man has been charged with material support, and there's another development as well. The FBI agent testifying in the case, said the ringleader had discussed plans to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer take her out in a boat onto a lake and lever there. It's not clear which lake or what condition they planned to leave her in Out of the very least they were discussing kidnapping. W T. O P is national security correspondent J. J. Green 7
Washington, DC - Far-right plotters 'discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam'
"Breaking stories. Today We begin with a bizarre kidnapping plot involving Virginia's governor. In testimony today, an FBI agent detailed an alleged plot To kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and we're learning that anti government paramilitary groups reportedly also considered Ralph Northam as a target. Now his office has just released a statement that says the FBI alerted key members of the governor's security team about the threat, but that because of security protocols, neither the governor nor other members of his staff were informed about it. The statement goes on to say at no time was the governor or his family in any danger, and that enhanced security protocols have been in place and will remain. The FBI did not brief Governor Northam about any potential threat, according to a state official not authorized to speak publicly. But FBI special agent Richard Trask says Northam came up during a June meeting in Ohio attended by members of anti government groups from multiple states. They allegedly were upset by what they deemed uncontrolled power of Democratic governors related to the Corona virus. Pandemic and lockdowns. They discuss possible targets and kidnapping a sitting governor. Trash testified in the hearing to review evidence against six men accused of plotting to kid that Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. The investigation continues. Kristie King w T
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Another local leader, weighs in on the alleged plot to kidnap governor Gretchen Whitmer. I'm John Hewitt. And are you using telemedicine? A new report out shows that it's skyrocketing. Good afternoon. I'm Jackie Page. Jason Scott has the afternoon off. You're listening to W W. J news radio 9 50 still to come this half hour will checks for 23 45 Jeff lesson with the latest there on the Red Wings, And of course, we'll check your money coming up in 3 55 as the Dow Jones industrial average is up 180 points. Wdbj news time is 3 31 this just into the W W J newsroom Hamtramck Police are investigating a shooting at a jewelry store. Police are not commenting. But people working in the area say a man tried to rob the owner of Nyah's jewelry store on Joseph Campo near Holbrook. The owner ended up shooting the suspect. The condition of the robber is not known at this time. A person of interest has been identified in connection with the Triple murder in Warren. I'm here at Margate Lane. That's in West Bloomfield, where Warren Police, Michigan State police and West Louisville police are executing search warrants related to the murder of a six year old shot execution style in warm and a woman a few weeks ago. Now there is a person of interest in custody in warm in relation to those murders. Back here in West Bloomfield that canines were here. A bag of evidence was taken from the home and two cars were towed away again. It's not known the exact connection between the murders and this West Bloomfield home in West Bloomfield, Charlie Langton W. J News radio 9 50, Michigan's attorney general, says governor Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement was tracking men who allegedly plotted for months to kidnap her. Dana Nessel today on CBS this morning talking about the case and explaining how close she believes the suspects were to carrying out their mission. They had all the means to do it. They had been in training exercises. We think they had the necessary equipment, artillery, explosives, things of that nature, and we thought the training's had gone on long enough. And as I like to say, I'd rather have the weakest conspiracy in case rather than the strongest homicide and we were very concerned that it was moving pours action. Seven other people have been charged with trying to target police and the Michigan capital. Some people, including the governor, are blaming rhetoric from the president as part of the alleged plot. WW Jay's John Hewitt live and local with the latest John Jackie. You can add Detroit Mayor Mike dug into that list is well of those who agree that the president's repeated efforts to as he puts it. Play on racial divisions would likely be a contributing factor to emboldening the actions of those accused in this latest alleged plot to kidnap and kill. Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the president. Has made a decision. That pitting people against each other. Is a central part of his reelection strategy. When you see the proud boys making up T shirts, all excited to be told Teo Stand back and stand by. And of course you go back to Resident trumps tweets toe liberate Michigan. There is no doubt at all the mayor saying on November 3rd, the people of Detroit and those in this country will get a chance to decide in his words. If that's really what America is Reporting live. John Hewett WWJ a news radio 9 50, the AARP calling on Michigan seniors to vote in the upcoming elections that Melissa Seaford with AARP, Michigan, says recent epic armor epic Maria Poles. Discovered that 97% of the one point for a million state members say that they will be casting ballots this year. There is always motivation among the 50 plus voter demographics to get out and vote in this election with all the health care issues is driving people more to the polls to get out their vote to get their voice heard, and we're encouraging all candidates to respond to these issues to make sure Our members know that they care about Social Security and Medicare and the high cost of prescription, Dr Seaver says 50% of Michigan A R P members are planning to vote absentee in the election. Big absentee ballot blunder in Ohio Elections. Officials in Franklin County, Ohio, which includes Columbus, mailed out almost 50,000 incorrect ballots to voters. Since last Saturday, Someone changed to setting on a machine, causing some ballots to include an incorrect congressional race and others to be sent to voters in a different precinct. The county's elections board says new ballots will be mailed within 72 hours Post cards will be sent to affected voters explaining the situation and that checks will ensure no ballots are counted twice. Wendy Gillette CBS NEWS Dr Anthony Fauci, speaking with CBS News about the spread of Corona virus. At the White House. Here's correspondent Stephen Portnoy, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, says it's clear the data speaks of themselves. We had a super spreader. Events in the White House. In CBS News radio interview, Dr Anthony found. You said he worries about misperceptions following the president's about with Corona virus, He says it remains a serious disease. I asked him if there is Mr Trump is suggesting a cure. That's a word that leads to a lot of Confusion found, she says. Treatments require further study, including the antibody cocktail the president received last week. Stephen Portnoy, CBS News For the third day in a row. The number of new confirmed cases of Corona virus has topped 1000. The state Health Department reports 1095 cases in seven deaths today. Michigan has had more than 133,000 confirmed cases of the virus since mid March, and there have been 6876 deaths. A number of people hospitalized as a result of the virus has increased to more than 900 today, which is up about 100 patients in the last two days. The positivity rate is just over 3%. Telemedicine is hot about a third of visits to see primary care physicians are happening virtually, but a doctor warns. That's not for everyone. There are many, many good reasons why people may still need to see a doctor face to face at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr Caleb Alexander says with telemedicine. Assessing patient's blood pressure levels is down more than 50% assessing their cholesterol levels is down 37% and he says, those checks are critically important when it comes To preventing heart attacks and strokes..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on NPR's Story of the Day
"In the spring far right militia members carrying guns protested at Michigan State Capitol. mandated. An end to corona virus restrictions that Governor Gretchen Whitmer had put in place. Some people have the time openly worried that antigovernment sentiment was growing in Michigan and now six men are facing federal charges. They plotted to kidnap the governor, another seven who are linked to that plot face other state charges. Authorities haven't said yet. What motivated the men with me? Now NPR's Hannah lamb who covers extremism and Abigail sense key who's a reporter with W. K. A. R. in East Lansing Good Morning Ladies. Hi there good morning. Abigail lead early in lansing but what is it been like in the hours since these men were arrested? People here have been shocked. Some supporters did show up to the capital last night with a big gretch sign at the capitol. But Republican leadership still spoke at a rally and despite a majority of michigander supporting the job, the governor has been doing. There have been these sizeable protests, thousands of people who showed up in April and armed protesters who entered the capital in May if you were at those. Protests, you might not be surprised by this plan. There was a lot of anti whitmer and misogynists sentiment signs like tyrants get the rope comparisons to Nazi Germany and graphic depictions of violence they tapered off over the summer after are stay at home order ended but resentment toured whitmer has still been around in the form of fledgling recall efforts and a petition to strip the governor of her emergency powers. And all this raises a question whether what's happening in Michigan is extreme or whether it is part of something bigger that's happening in this country. Yeah, it I mean it's a both domestic terrorism. Analysts have said for months that they can't remember a time when tensions were running this high I mean we've got the pandemic polarizing. Racial justice protests and there's been concerned for a while about the threat of political violence. So it's not surprising that the feds were watching this group but that being said, the number of people involved in the planning that went into the alleged plot are definitely not run of the mill I mean we've seen some explosives, charges and shootings and Kara means but not the kind of premeditated high profile kidnapping the prosecutors lay out in this case. So, what do we know about these men and where they fit into anti-government or anti whitmer protests in Michigan? The criminal complaint yesterday said that these men were allegedly incensed by her quote on controlled power right now. So there's a kind of two levels of anger at the bottom. You have these fringe and extremist groups who protested the capital and in the upper echelons of the Michigan state legislature you have Republican leadership that are very angry with the governor's Kovic response. She's issued hundreds of executive orders without a lot of legislative input and Sate Republicans here have been calling not a power grab for months. They've sued the governor past bills that would limit her emergency power so they may not be calling her a tyrant. They mingle with these protesters and they've had a huge amount of contempt for her corona virus response that's been boiling under the surface lawmakers mingling with protesters. Interesting Anna Governor Whitmer said something very direct. Last night. She said, this is not a Michigan problem. It's an American problem does your reporting confirm that? Well all year I've been hearing about six meetings of armed fringe groups and various states where they all come together to talk about what they call constitutional flash points win. They might take a stand what everyone's role will be Definitely you know they've been animated by some of the coronavirus restrictions in the lockdown, and then the you know they've shown up to protests as well. some militia members of told me. They don't go to these meetings these big gatherings precisely because they believe they're likely to be infiltrated by the authorities so they stay. Away and So it's been very hard to pin down exactly what's going on but here in the court papers is confirmation of these kinds of gatherings and a look inside this interstate organizing that federal agents tracking. I mean this case takes us to meetings and trainings in Ohio Michigan Wisconsin, and there are references to other states in there as well. Okay. So beyond Michigan at the very least NPR's Hannah lamb covers extremism an Abigail Sanski Ski is a reporter with K. A. R. in East Lansing. Thanks so much you both we appreciate it. Thing of yours..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Governor Gretchen Whitmer law enforcement scheduled to brief the public this hour. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court charges six people in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer at her vacation home in northern Michigan. Authorities say four of the six men planned to meet Wednesday to make a payment on explosives and exchange tactical gear. The FBI quoted one of the accused as saying Whitmer has no checks and balances and uncontrolled power that must end Wittmer has been praised, but also deeply criticized for her response to covert 19 Mark Malard ABC News after saying he would not participate in a virtual town hall debate, President Trump's campaign now says they agree to Biden's campaign request to move next week's debate. To October 22nd the Trump campaign also requesting that the final debate for October 29 stay on the schedule. President Trump calling into Fox Business Network for a wide ranging interview today, talking about the next debate is health and tracing the White House outbreak that has infected more than 30 staffers and aid workers. President Trump suggested today he may have contracted covert 19 from gold star families who got too close to him. The president on Fox Business Network they come They come within an inch of my face. Sometimes they want to hug me and they want to kiss me. Then they do and frankly, I'm not telling them to back up. I'm not doing it. President Trump hosted an event for Gold Star families at the White House on Sunday, September 27th five days before he announced he tested positive. He also said in that interview on Fox, the White House Cove in 19 outbreak could have started at his Supreme Court nomination event on Saturday, September 26, Karen Travers, ABC News Washington..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
"We are not in a crisis situation. If that were to happen, we have available Field House Capacity Field Hospital capacity along with the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard, so if something were to go in dramatically. Elevated Position We'd be prepared nurse on. Welcomed in the bubble. This is Andy Slavic and Zach. Let's take a back from this podcast episode I thought it would be useful to talk about. What we are trying to accomplish on this podcast, and what you most want to get out of this podcast more than anything else and what this podcast to be. What, you WanNa, hear and things that are interesting and important to you. We started this at the beginning of April with our first episode. Hand our goal then and our goal now is to really provide honest dialogue, helpful information in a measured tone that gives us a real good feel for what's going on. Zach and I really WANNA know. Are we succeeding? And how can we do that better, you know we've had an array of guests, but we'd love to get a sense for how we can do even more what things we can do to make this. Even better one of the things we're going to do is. We're going to bring on more scientific fees from time to time to talk. Talk about where we are breaking through and things like vaccines and in therapies, and in places like that, but in the meantime let's talk a little bit about what we're seeing around us. The viruses spreading and the reason the virus spreading is because that's what viruses do. It's spreading to new states, and we appear to be having case growth and hospitalization growth in some states that are quite challenging. The voice you heard at the beginning of the episode was governor Ducey Governor. Ducey is the governor of Arizona and he was undergoing increasing criticism and increasing pressure, including from yours truly to take.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on KOMO
"Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer gas a survivor and as a feminist winning a growing number of democratic women choosing to stand by Joe Biden we need to give people an opportunity to tell their story but then we have a duty to address I have read a lot about this current allocation I don't believe that it's consistent with the Joe Biden and I know when I do believe Joe Widmar joining other woman widely seen as possible by the running mates with burns CNN president trump's denied numerous sexual misconduct allegations in the past fox news virtual town hall Sunday night a viewer asked Mr trump to act more presidential during news conferences he said he faces unfair and hostile reporters and referencing a past president who was shot to death they always said Lincoln nobody'd get treated worse than like an I believe I am treated worse chucks Iverson ABC news time now for your A. B. C. to accept the tax man's calling or is he I'm Terry all the with today's tax tips so you just got a call from the IRS wait a minute that's not gonna happen you got a phone call claiming that someone from the IRS or someone affiliated with the IRS hang up immediately the IRS will never call you and they'll tell you that Caleb silver editor in chief of Investopedia says the same thing goes for email I think you're a victim take action IRS wants to report their scamming activity by emailing them to have an easy email remember it's called fishing P. H. I. S. H. I. N. G. I. iris dot gov and if you've lost any money because so many scams you you have to report it to the treasury inspector general ministration and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on AP News
"Governor Gretchen Whitmer stay at home orders and business restrictions the state house of representatives with a Republican majority has voted to end the restrictions and is filing suit against Whitner challenging her authority nearly four million people filed for unemployment last week bringing the six weeks total to more than thirty million your bed nearly sixty one thousand deaths and more than a million infections in this country president trump talks about his administration's response to the pandemic I think we did a spectacular job I'm not even referring to me I'm referring to all of these people including your people who have been working with my people so closely given what the federal government has done a a spectacular job I'm Tim McGuire hi Mike Rossi a reporting a Republican member of Congress says there should be no peace with the Taliban until an American abducted in Afghanistan is returned a member of Congress is criticizing the trump administration for pushing forward with the peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan while an American contractor who was abducted in January remains missing representative Michael waltz of Florida is an army veteran he led teams that search for U. S. army soldier Bowe Bergdahl who abandoned his post in two thousand nine and was captured by the Taliban why we entered into a peace deal with organizations that have taken American and are holding an American hostage US officials believe fifty seven year old mark Fredericks was captured by members of the Haqqani network in January former U. S. national security official who is advising the Frederick's family tells the AP fireworks as a private contractor and he was not working for the U. S. government might cross the Washington hi Mike Rossi a reporting seals tried to locate a U. S. citizen taken by Afghan militants early this year the Associated Press has learned shortly after American contractor mark Fredericks was abducted in Afghanistan in January navy seal commandos raided the village seeking information about the abduction a senior US government official and a second defense department official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity say the seals detain suspected members of the Haqqani network the militant group aligned with the Taliban in Afghanistan the motive behind the abduction is unknown former U. S. national security official who is advising to Frederick's family says the fifty seven year old fabrics had been in Afghanistan for about a decade as a contractor on private commercial projects Mike Rossi Washington thank you for listening to the AP radio.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on AP News
"Governor Gretchen Whitmer stay at home orders and business restrictions the state house of representatives with a Republican majority has voted to end the restrictions and is filing suit against Whitner challenging her authority nearly four million people filed for unemployment last week bringing the six weeks total to more than thirty million have been nearly sixty one thousand deaths and more than a million infections in this country president trump talks about his administration's response to the pandemic I think we did a spectacular job I'm not even referring to me I'm referring to all of these people including your people who have been working with my two best so closely given what the federal government has done a a spectacular job I'm Tim McGuire hi Mike Rossi a reporting a Republican member of Congress says there should be no peace with the Taliban until an American abducted in Afghanistan is returned a member of Congress is criticizing the trump administration for pushing forward with the peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan while an American contractor who was abducted in January remains missing representative Michael waltz of Florida is an army veteran he led teams that search for U. S. army soldier Bowe Bergdahl who abandoned his post in two thousand nine and was captured by the Taliban why we entered into a peace deal with organizations that have taken American and are holding an American hostage US officials believe fifty seven year old mark Fredericks was captured by members of the Haqqani network in January former U. S. national security official who is advising the Frederick's family tells the AP fireworks as a private contractor and he was not working for the U. S. government might cross the Washington hi Mike Rossi a reporting seals tried to locate a U. S. citizen taken by Afghan militants early this year the Associated Press has learned shortly after American contractor mark Fredericks was abducted in Afghanistan in January navy seal commandos raided the village seeking information about the abduction a senior US government official and a second defense department official who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity say the seals detain suspected members of the Haqqani network the militant group aligned with the Taliban in Afghanistan the motive behind the abduction is unknown former U. S. national security official who is advising to Frederick's family says the fifty seven year old fabrics had been in Afghanistan for about a decade as a contractor on private commercial projects Mike Rossio Washington thank you for listening to the AP radio network you can purchase prints of a piece for tiger fee for your personal or small business use every day a piece to.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on Here's The Deal
"Next questions on just for me from Joel from Washington vice-president Biden. It's really hard to get into a routine into work from home. I'm wondering what your routine is like and how you can stay focused. Working at home is as the governor. Says it's hard to get into really regular schedule but for me. I'm sticking a routine and and it helps. It helps me deal with my day. I what I tried to do as I tried to get out of bed by eight o'clock in the morning and I've a gym in my house upstairs. I have a treadmill Peleton bike in some weights and I try to work out every morning for me. That's what gets me gone and then Then I take a shower and go down. Have something to eat. I usually have a protein shake and then I do is My Day starts and it's And the day starts usually with a somewhere between forty minutes and an hour and a half meeting with the the the the medical staff. That has been working with me and my staff about what we need to do to deal with the things that the governor's talking about. How do we get the protective equipment? How do we deal with making sure? The Tester available in all those things so I get a detail brief every morning from that team and then right after that I do an event that is same on the economic side and then what I do is I I do shows that I get invited to beyond from the meet. The press to do Roundtables with I did one with with millennials. I did one with people with anyway so I saw. I'm usually down here in this makeshift studio trying to communicate with people who want to ask me questions and and delivering whatever. The message of the day is that I think has to go out there. So that's sort of my day and I'm sure it's not as tough as the governor's because she's in the front line. Having to make critical decisions that are going to affect people's lives and sometimes without much help so but anyway I got a question for you before we go to get running but are fake Newton's your favorite snack. Well their favorite. You know why they're small and I can sneak know that you can buy little packs of them and get them on the On on the planes when I fly back and forth and but the thing that is though thing that everybody makes fun of me that when in doubt I have a peanut butter jelly sandwich but I learned everybody. Who's making fun of that and I found out John. Kerry has the same addiction peanut butter jelly sandwiches letter. Jelly sandwiches always my daughter. And I enjoyed it when you were in Michigan and you shared your pig Newton slimfast. We remember that always always have a little packs of with me why we thank you. Thank you very much I look forward to working with you doing the Sagana. You've just do an incredible job. That people in Michigan should be so proud of having you and You know and you respected by all the other governors. I talked to governors from East Coast to the West Coast on on the phone with them all the time. Find out what I can do to be helpful. What they think I could be what value as I could be. And you have great respect among Democrats and Republicans the last point I want to reiterate you made you got guys like Mike Dewine and others who are stepping up. Republican governors were stepping up and doing the right thing and working like the devil. And so I don't envy your job but I'm proud of the when you're doing presumptions media proudly right Paul. I think at the Mutual Admiration Society here. So thank you for Thank you for helping and encouraging and counseling. All of that is incredibly important. And I'm not better governor for your friendship and he's given we're GONNA through the American people have never never never ever let their country down and have a to look at the way they're stepping up now talked about restoring America. We're seeing the real soul now. We're seeing the real soul and I'm proud. I'm proud of being American or you. Thank you.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on Here's The Deal
"That's inviting foreign back. I can deal with you know any any junk that I get on twitter. I'm not gonNA dissuade me from doing pulling out all the stops to do what we gotta do. For the people of the state you've always a reached across the aisle you continue to do that You know and That's what happened. I think recently with the With a large stimulus package wasn't perfect but it was a start and it It took work across the aisle. Something you talk about a lot and you get done. I certainly believe a bipartisanship I know is not very viewed very favorably by some in our Party. Say You can't work. Republicans I think has become kind of a dirty word in our politics lately. But why do you think that is why do you? Why do you maintain? And how do you do it working across the aisles? And why do you believe it so important? While I live in a state where we are we go back and forth. Everyone knows everyone's watching Michigan. What's going on in Michigan? I've got a Republican led legislature that I need to work with and it's hard It's not fun and some days fell the this with you but The people of our state expect us to find common ground and order best one were challenged another. There's a seat at the table for people with different points of view. I doesn't mean I always. He'd their thoughts. But I listen and sometimes I get a better product because we're actually talking to one another trying to give people hope to you know that Even on the hardest days we seek out sources of inspiration and You know there's a doctor in Detroit who figured out how to make a ventilator worked for two people and now I wrote a paper while ago but now all of a sudden you know people are really interested in what she's doing. We're going to do some Test around The malaria anti-malaria drugs at Henry. Ford Hospital you know where Eager to you know. Find those stories of hope so that people can get through this. 'cause we got a number of tough weeks ahead of US remember. There's so much open there you think about it this. What amazes me? I know it sounds Corny. But I'm so damn proud to be an American look at the way people are coming together in this country after being a after appealing to their prejudices for three years. And you know that folks from that part of the world is not a good person and we don't want anybody. Muslim. We don't want this. We don't want that to well look what they're doing. You have these first responders showing up and going into homes and going into taking people out in the ambulances and you watch the things that are spontaneously happening thank God the networks are putting them on television for example. Greg good friend of mine used to work for me in the White House is now in an ran for office down in South Carolina. He has three beautiful daughters one's in kindergarten. He sent me a A video of his a kindergarten teacher called all the kids who are in her class. Saying I'm going to be riding by your house at such and such time. Why should go out your driveway? So we can wave and we can talk to each other for minute. How he cited his daughter was. They showed me a picture out. Tricycle and the teacher come a by saying. Hey how are you honey? And it took her three hours to get through it. All or watching the people I a friend of ours is Dealing with Seniors to are not able to have any visitors in a nursing home sitting out side window on I four and a chair putting her hand up to the window. Just touching the hand of the woman inside saying how you doing passing notes in putting them up to the window gels working on dealing with when we did the can't divine cancer initiative. There's are a woman on the board along with a number of leading docks who as provides for the help that people need to get to their chemotherapy. This to get to to have some wash their child on well you know. Is he getting a lot of calls from people are isolated now? They they're by themselves. They need chemo. Treatment is so Joe. Organizing people call these individuals and talk to them and spend time with them in terms of a phone and send them little gift packages and I mean and as amazing. How across the board look look at the people who are taken the real chances you said those janitors. They're walking into these buildings that need to be essentially fumigated. Afterwards you have the doctors and nurses going in with garbage bags on trying to protect themselves in operating room. I mean it's just amazing who we are and I just think the American people have never let their country down given half a chance never once and I think I I just find the soul of America coming back in a way that I think we're GONNA come out of this stronger and I knew I know I've keeping a long time. It's time for a couple of questions. Income From University of Michigan Law. School Governor Whitman as a lifelong michigander and University of Michigan Law Student. You have a sense of comfort and calm to everyone in our state amidst the pandemic I wanted to know. What do you do to De Stress? And are there specific things that give you hope for the state wants a pandemic in stay at home? Order has dissipated That's a that's a nice question It's been really lovely. How people have been checking in a you know. How are you doing? I feel like I'm asking a lot of people that it's nice when they asked back How do I D- stressful? I got a dog and his name is Kevin as what happens when you let teenagers name. Your dog. You get a dog named Kevin and I get my walk in. I drink my coffee about five o'clock every morning and then take heaven out for a walk in is when I get a little fresh air a little bit of exercise than get my get my thoughts together. So that's that's I think he's care of myself now. We are going to get through this tough times. Don't last but tough people do? And I think that anyone who's in Michigan Law School. I know you've got a bright future ahead. I hope that future is right here in the great seat of Michigan When we get on the other side of Kobe nineteen and it's responsible and saves to get resume activity. I know that we're going to be able to ramp up and start to bring manufacturing back into our country so we don't ever get into a position where we've gotta look for a fundamentals. Keep you alive elsewhere. Person COMES FROM CHARLOTTE. Detroit Governor Whitman a lot of politicians. Talk about what their favorite and least favorite thing about running for office is but I'm wondering what surprised you most about running for governor last cycle. I'm not sure what was surprising. I'll tell you what my favorite thing though of course was being around people and so this isolation is contrary to all of my instincts about hugging people and and and giving them you know a pep talk when one is needed. And you know there's a part of me that would love to go into our our Hospitals and tell the people on the frontline. How amazing there they are and looking right in. The eye can't do that and miss a challenge right now but I think the surprising thing is that even on the hottest days. There's a person or a story or something that happens that that keeps me going and I'm I'm I think that that's a humbling thing. I think it's what even when I feel like my job is tough. I think about the people who are really on the frontline exposing themselves in harm's way to help on their sentence An inspired by it. And I think that's surprising that even the hardest days there's these these things that are powerful and positive.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on Here's The Deal
"Like to welcome Governor Governor. Welcome thank you for being with me thank you. I'm glad to be with you governor. I've paid close attention to your leadership in Michigan. From the time he got elected while your campaign and and particularly this past week and it's impress me as both that how impressive and important your leadership is bad and I think our listeners would benefit from hearing about what governors are doing to combat to corona virus in the absence of presidential leadership. And and by the way I wanNA make it clear. You're not the only governor with whom I've spoken. You just happen to be. I think doing it as well as anybody can do it. So you know a look gut governors Democrat and Republican have not been getting what they expect from Washington. Dc and the leadership from Washington. I found it very offensive when the president lashed out at you. Will you walk US through What The last week or so has been like for you and and what you've had to respond to. Here's what we know A lot of US governors tooker office About fifteen months ago and known anticipated that we would confront a crisis like this. We know that in your administration. You and Barack Obama confronted some crises like this but I think that the Incredible Global Nature Kobe. Nineteen how Easily transmitted from person personnel differently. People react to it And the lack of vaccine and the lack of a cure Is a is an instance that none of us could have fathomed and yet here? We are generally in a situation like this and you. You might be able to attest to this better than anybody. You would expect to be able to call your partners in the federal government no matter what party. They're in we're all Americans and all Americans are being impacted by nineteen and and get some help and part of our challenges that I think that the crisis was downplayed from the get-go and it's made our jobs as governors more difficult because we really have to impress on people. How serious this is. I think one of the most compelling things that I've heard In the last few weeks as a story about a couple of teachers who were married Both in their thirties. One contracted Colvin nineteen and just had some kind of minor Symptoms got tested by. Didn't take you know. Didn't it didn't change life to dramatically husband got it and after three days passed away. Despite being young and healthy he responded very differently to cope with nineteen. And all the mixed messages we've gotten From the federal level is really made it that much harder for governors to navigate and to prepare and to do everything that we need to do. I'll say this I'm really great fault that there are governors. Mike Dewine who is a Republican in Ohio governors by Jay Pritzker Democrat in Illinois? I built some relationship with especially my geographically close governors on both sides of the aisle the weekend share those best practices and when I made a decision to closer schools. Pritzker called me and said all right. What's your thought process there? What are you listening to? What are you know When I was deciding whether or not the next step of closing bars I call J. B. and I called my d- wine and a few other governors or seen the leadership of the gubernatorial level. And were you know? I think that's that's a good thing about what governors can do. But it's also I think something that tells us we need a national strategy we a patchwork of policies across this country against an enemy. That is not one another. It's a buyer us then. Enemy doesn't recognize state lines. That enemy doesn't recognize party lines. This is a virus that is going to impact every part of the United States of America and While great governors on both sides. I'll can do a lot of good for the people we serve. It doesn't supplant the need for a real national strategy and the kind of support at at we need out of the federal government. What do you need most Grishin? Our governor what indeed most from the federal government you can call me graduate What what do we need? Must we saw? I think you know the doctor felt great. And I think a consistent message out of the the highest you know places of power in this country is absolutely essential. When people get mixed messages they tend not to believe anybody and that that's happening to the detriment of of people's lives We need a national strategy so that there is a policy that blankets. The United States of America doesn't change from State to State. We need access to federal buying power. So that it's not states bidding against one another for n ninety five masks and we need bold appointment of the Defense Production Act so that we are making these critical components right here in the United States. No in part of the issue that we're confronting right now as we don't have enough tests and tests are essential to really understand how prevalent Kobe nine hundred ninety s. Who needs to be isolated? Who can safely return into society and into the workplace without that that data? It's hard to make really thoughtful decisions. That are going to be the right decisions but when you do that test you need swaps and guess who where most swabs come from Italy. You know Masks Unit and ninety five mask Enlarge part coming from China. Both countries have been you know come to a standstill in terms of production in. That's precisely you know pam pounding the issues that we're confronting and that's why all of those points Sunday made about what would be helpful at the federal level on our. They're all Mesa. I think of a broader solution. That would be incredibly important to people across the country. How do you think your the people in? Your state are responding to the personalization of the President's attacks on governors coin. One governor a snake calling another governor this and call. I you giving you a nickname Ami What how do you do with it like well? I've got the skin you know. I don't take any of this personally. I'm doing my job and if doesn't like how I'm doing my job while you know I'm not that it is what it is. I gotTa keep doing my job. I am fighting for the lives of the people in the State of Michigan. And I'll tell you this. I don't think people care for that. To be honest I when I ran for governor. I talked about my republican father and my democratic mother. I talked about expanding Medicaid by working with a Republican governor and I never made a personal attack on President Trump Or or even my opponent against whom I was running. Who was you know when the president everyone of his ads that I don't think that works? I think people really don't like it. We're talking about people's lives on the line I got neighbors here in the in the Lansing neighborhood where the residents that fines up saying. I support the woman from Michigan. Which is you know. I appreciate the support and I'm inspired by the incredible frontline workers that we have in our hospitals and in our law enforcement and nine one one operators to the janitors the people that are stacking shelves at the grocery store. They're the true heroes here..
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"From a governor Gretchen Whitmer what's gonna happen with schools in Michigan a lot of internet buzz about what they're calling the colossal Cosmo and that they had good morning I'm Tom Jordan the morning reported just say never WWJ newsradio nine fifty also coming up at eight forty five Tony has the latest on sports and a a look at the forecast is going to be a nice Thursday with a high fifty eight Sonny's guys when I was thirty eight at metro W. WGN's eight thirty one getting a brand new look at the number of people filing jobless claims for the first time in Michigan last week that number took a huge jump what about now let's go live to W. W. J. business editor Marie Feldman from armory Robert as bad as it was last week it's about double that this week jobless claims coming in it looks like it's six point six million people filing for first time claims last week the report one week ago was three point two eight million nationwide so this latest reading again six point six million is is another record high but this figure could actually be on the low side because as we've been reporting many people have left their jobs but they can't file for benefits because the jobless offices are jammed this is happened around the country we've had the problem here in Michigan add to that last week we heard about nearly six hundred thousand furloughs and retailing alone nationwide those numbers probably not showing up in this report today once again it looks like six point six million people filing first time claims for jobless benefits in just the last week reporting live Marie Feldman WWJ newsradio nine fifty you know at a news briefing this morning which you will hear right here on W. WJFK Weber is expected to announce that if students are not back in school by mid may the school year will be over that's according to our Lansing bureau chief W. WJZ insieme bureau chief Tim screw it if that happens school employees will still get paid and the governor agrees with Republicans in Lansing that some a form of distance learning must continue if the school year is over and in terms of in class learning the governor E. is expected to call for the next year to start before Labor Day sometime in August it'll be up to individual school districts to determine graduation requirements for the class of twenty twenty again that you will hear from the governor will broadcast it live on WWJ newsradio nine fifty at ten thirty this morning many school districts are developing online learning the problem is though some kids don't have access to computers or wifi as we here live in local from W. W. chase Charlie Langton the hazel park school district is trying to work to solve that problem Charlie yeah this is a real problem were burnt out and get ready for online learning many that I've talked to now say that schools will be closed for an extended period of time but he's a park superintendent Amy groupie he is in favor of continuing education likely with the online learning but there's got to be a balance between education and health where.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on WTVN
"Governor Gretchen Whitmer are pleading with customers to reduce gas usage after a fire broke out earlier this week at a gas compressor. They're now asking residents to turn their thermostats to sixty five degrees or lower until Friday. Every one of us can play a role in making sure that we. Get through this with minimal harm subzero. Temperatures continue to grip southeast Michigan. High temperatures won't hit fifteen degrees until Friday. Ryan burrow, ABC news today is pay day for most of the eight hundred thousand federal federal workers who were furloughed or forced to work without pay during the partial federal government shutdown the office of management and budget tweeted earlier this week that workers are quote getting paid in record time after missing to pay days during the thirty five day shutdown congress and the president ended the shutdown last Friday with a short term spending measure that will fund the government now through February fifteenth. Meanwhile, reforming the election process, or is it a power grab that depends on which side, you're on do you think of the idea of getting the day off to vote? It's something the Democrats in congress have proposed. They think it would help get more people to the polls Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, not a fan. Bill would make election day. A new paid holiday for government. Workers under the proposal, federal employees would be dispatched to polling places. The Bill would also require presidential candidates to release their tax returns and compel states to adopt independent redistricting commissions, the Democrats, call it election. Fairness a power grab a smelling more and more. Like exactly what it is Sherry Preston. ABC news and Columbus mayor Andrew ginther is set to deliver his annual state of the city address tonight. He will deliver the speech at east high school. The mayor is expected to discuss several issues including the current search for a new chief of police and the one billion dollar bond package with five hundred million dollars slated for affordable housing.
"governor gretchen whitmer" Discussed on WJR 760
"Again, a prayer from shake off mid Hammoud healthy Islamic center of America in Dearborn. United on stage. Fast. Senators Gary Peters. He will now be retiring the colors as that happens. Zoe thoughts about the speech governor Gretchen Whitmer, I. I think what she did was ceremony. Presidential historian. Michigan historian. These are a handshake Kubota. Right. Governor that she wants to folks in the crowd, you folks crime actually, which is the normal for this kind of things, but these are political speech, right? This is about having Michiganders' come together. I did think it was interesting though, she she had a nod to divided government and said that we can't be paralyzed bipartisanship. Which of course, she is a democratic governor, but she's going to have a Republican majority in both the state house and state Senate. So not only a handshake with the voters, but perhaps a handshake with the legislature as well who she's going to have to work with. I think so and I think she absolutely knows this her administration knows that if they're going to get anything done. That's what has to happen in it. So interesting to think about that. We are watching this sort of bipartisanship were democracy in action while of course, the federal government shutdown. Thanks, so. What can we learn from past administrations with this type of separation between Democrats and Republicans the fastest vents that Gretchen Whitmer governor has an amazing amount of experience. And that is what we're gonna look forward to. And we're going to have to leave.