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Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
"Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain along with the state's governor and another high profile party member for openly disparaging former president trump the centers of McCain governor Doug Ducey and former senator Jeff flake are merely symbolic but they show the parties but soldiers are focused on enforcing loyalty to trump even in the wake of election that saw president Biden eke out a victory in the state where McCain supported him following years of attacks by trump on her late husband flake also endorsed by didn't while Ducey is being targeted for his restrictions on individuals and businesses to contain the spread of covert well it's not mention the governor also had a high profile break with trump when he signed the certification of Biden's victory I'm Julie Walker
Arizona GOP censures Cindy McCain and Governor Ducey
"And arizona have censured three of the state parties most prominent figures state. Gop voted this weekend to censure. Former senator jeff flake governor doug ducey and cindy mccain the widow of the late senator john mccain all three found themselves at odds with former president donald trump.
Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor
"Arizona. Republicans are essential during three of. The party's most prominent figures saturday. The party rebukes governor doug ducey former senator jeff flake and cindy mccain wife of senator john mccain for publicly criticizing president donald trump. The move was largely symbolic both flake and mccain publicly endorsed president biden leading up to the november.
27 Republican former members of Congress say they'll back Biden over Trump
"Democratic nominee Joe Biden just keeps racking up the endorsements from former Republicans today more than two dozen former Republican members of Congress endorsed Biden notably on the first day of the Orange See Republican national convention the name that's most familiar to liberals like me is. Senator. Jeff. Flake he was the senator from Arizona Senator Gordon Humphrey of new, Hampshire and John Warner of Virginia round out the list of senders in the rest are all congressman from everywhere from Texas to Hawaii. So by an Israeli building strong huge coalition. And you might say, well, how does this affect me if your views are closer to mine we're not the intended audience for this intended audience is upper middle class upper class folks who usually vote Republican but modern it and. Turned off by trump. That's who they're trying to reach here. This gives those people permission to vote for Joe. Biden. Again, can you imagine being Republican crossing over to vote for a Democrat? Not really likely. So on the first day of the convention good news
Justice Ginsburg reveals she's battling cancer recurrence
"Ruth Bader GINSBURG has recurrence of her cancer and is. Taking chemotherapy so I. JUST WANNA play out a scenario here and get your thinking about it. Let's assume that. There is a vacancy on the Supreme Court between now and next January twenty and mitch, McConnell and Donald Trump. Decide to do the opposite of what they did with Merrick garland refusing what McConnell did with American, refused to have him about. Trump nominates a conservative justice to replace Ruth Bader GINSBURG. He could even do that after he loses the election in November. There's a lame Duck Senate and Mitch McConnell decides to push that through while he still has the votes. What would be the appropriate response from people on your side of the political divide to such a scenario? I. Mean I think you know maybe mass protests on a scale that we have not yet seen Ryan, I mean we've seen I. Think again and again protests, I we? The women's March where the which were the biggest protests ever up until that time I? Think those have now been exceeded by these black lives matter protest and I think that if you. I would like to think that you know in such a situation. You would have people in the streets and mass once again and I think one of the things that we've seen with these most recent black lives matter protests is how protests can work. Rate is how they can I don't I'm not sure I. I am sure I don't think they would stop. Mitch McConnell from I'm trying to think of a non obscene way to describe what Mitch McConnell with due to the future of democracy. Rape and I don't think that they would stop him, but you know you never know i. mean even the protests around Justice Cavanaugh. At least bought people a week right when those investigations were going on and and Jeff Flake voted to. Continue the investigation for one week and so. You know it would certainly deserve a. A mass uprising were they to sort of. Book the problem that we've had. It's a big problem in this country, and that it has been highlighted by the nightmare of the trump administration is minority rule. You know that you had minority president for the second time in. Two decades that you have a Senate controlled by a small minority of the country. That is able to put. People onto a supreme court that will. Again sort of rule against the interests of the majority I mean I think there's for obvious reasons the constitution is like has been written such as to head off a tyranny of the majority. What we have now a tyranny of the minority, and if Donald Trump were able to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg were able to deal the death. Blow to Roe versus Wade. You know sort of a preemptive deathblow to any kind of big sweeping economic legislation that a binded administration would need to pass in order to shore up a quickly failing economy and A. catastrophically failing health care system. Rate I think if the democratic process fails in giving people a way to address that than the way to address, that is through mass non-violent action.
Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges
"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.
Trump can’t win in 2020. But Democrats can lose.
"Our next guest says Donald Trump can't win reelection but the Democrats kratz shirt can lose it so over the weekend some of the President's Republican allies in Congress. There are many wasted no time defending him as pressure builds now over over this impeachment inquiry. I think this whole thing is a sham. I can't believe we're talking about impeaching the president based on an accusation based on hearsay. Look Look Democrats wanted to impeach because Rudy Giuliani talked to a couple of Ukrainians and good luck with that. What do you make of this exchange. Presidents Alinsky says we are almost ready to buy Roy Moore from the United States for defense purposes and president trump replies. I would like you to do us a favor though you just added another word no favor though yesterday in the transcript so that's kind of how that went and with us us for more tonight is Rick Wilson Longtime Florida Man Longtime Republican strategist who is soon following up on his first book. Everything trump touches dies with a new Work Ryan against the devil which is due out in early twenty twenty. It is a thrill to have you as always thank you sir so tonight. I am reminded Sean Spicer danced to Saturday night fever on dancing with the stars and Sebastian Gorka is on board a US government plane with our secretary three of state going to Europe. We saw that selection of trump allies. There's a whole population the people in Washington who think this might be ballgame here. There are a lot of very nervous folks right now and they're thinking that they've tried to hide in the tall grass for a long time they play the Magi game when they have to and they quietly whispered reporters. I'm really concerned. My Brow is furrowed. I'm deeply deeply troubled and they understand that there's a point where you can't can't just keep pretending and we're rapidly reaching the point where you can't just keep pretending and you know what was bill bar doing in Italy. Why are they making. These phone calls to Australia. We want more the details about Ukraine Gorkhas probably in Europe pitching fish oil tablets or whatever it is he does for a living now but these guys are all of the peace there this flotsam watson around trump so many involved in this and I hope they're all tonight pondering second mortgages so they can lawyer up. Can you imagine what it feels like for the Aussies as a lover and appreciator of history there we were side by side on the beaches of Normandy what we want from them now a little information so help us help us blackmail a competitor in a political election the US they're trying to extort foreign powers by using the Awesome Awesome Majesty of the President's Office and the powers of the United States government trying to extreme. It's just it's the lowest level thug behavior. I have a dramatic reading from the twitter account of Jonathan Martin with New York Times. It's about politics and you're political party. The squeeze is on Republicans left in high income congressional districts and states here is college plus Weitz. I just love how demographers instantly reduce entire groups of Americans against forty six percent already for impeach and remove fifty two percent for the inquiry fifty-seven percent believe trump thinks he's above the law just one percent percent fewer believe he abuses the power of his office fifty one percent believe he's committed crimes as president so you start thinking wow the Republicans should be very nervous us then. I look at Rick Wilson. Down and trump can't win reelection but the Democrats can certainly lose it. It's an old problem explain. The Democrats crafts have a great gift for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory unless they have generational candidates who are who are who have phenomenal skills they had to in our lifetime they had Barack Obama and they had Bill Clinton who are both naturally gifted political figures. They understand how to connect with people. They have charisma for days. None none of the current field reaches that level of performance and I think the danger that I've seen coming at the at the Democratic Party for a long time. Now is a lot of them. I'm still believe that this is going to be a referendum about policy. Selections a referendum as all presidents relations are about trump. They are all referendum. All the referendum referendum thought in this election is going to be trump or not trump ex future or wife future. If you want is trump's kicking you in the face until all eternity well well then re elect Donald Trump. If you want to argue about policy your re-electing Donald Trump it's you've got trump hands them right now the opportunity to go after him as a man who is corrupt corrupt who was ineffective and who was who has led this country into a place where the reputation of our president as as as an extortionist and a mercenary when our president tosses tosses out a reference to a civil war right. I think that that is again. This is a way to make a referendum on this man what kind the president in this country other than the unless he's Got Jefferson Davis fantasies wants to go out and have their reputation. Be You know re tweeting and praising somebody nobody who who's threatening a civil war if he doesn't get to operate above the law if he doesn't get to be unaccountable in every way and that this is the kind of thing that trumpism has normalized in our country and it's a great danger. Brian Jeff Flake Consensus Hall of fame furrowed Brow Hall of fame member Concern Concern Face Hall of fame member says to his fellow Republicans is there still time to save your souls others remember flake like as the guy who saved cavanaugh right before skipping town not the best guy to make that argument look I would prefer and there it will be a tremendous first-mover advantage for some seated member of the US Senate right now to make that point and to recognize that Donald Trump will drag every single one of them under and they will drown and die politically if they don't start breaking away. This is the problem that nine hundred seventy three and seventy four caught us in nineteen seventy-three. The Republicans were lockstep on Nixon. If you go back it was all it's a media conspiracy against the president. It's liberal elites against the president well in one thousand nine hundred eighty four the voters of the United States decided that fifty four forty nine Republicans needed to go home forever and that eight members of the Republican Senate needed to go the home forever. This is a political consequence of a corrupt president who abuses power right now donald trump and the thing about Nixon Nixon was not about money. Nixon was not about Personal Game Nixon was in the game because that was his character trump is venal trump wants political power so he can continue can you to enrich himself and his family and this is a category above even Richard Nixon and that takes a lot of doing Rick Wilson a thank you so much this survey serves a pleasure to have you on our
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
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You'll love. That's better dot com slash wet next. I spoke to former Senator Jeff Flake as the impeachment news in Washington was boiling over the director of National Intelligence had just testified in Congress and earlier that morning the whistle blowers complaint had been released to the public so I have to tell you before this week I had a whole other set of questions for you understood but here we are Dr and so I feel like we have to start with impeachment knowing what we know today and frankly. I'm not sure everything we know today. It's coming out so quickly. Are you. In favor of the impeachment process moving forward. I've been on record for the longest time to step back. I'm not not a fan of the president. You're not going to say yes or no. She's good I would. I don't want to see the president impeached aged. I really don't because I don't want to get in a cycle of disqualifying public officials rather than beating at the polls. I've lived in countries where they do that whether they get in that cycle and it's tough to get out we may have already entered it so. I hope there's not but I I understand end and can appreciate what's facing the house right now saying we need to fill our constitutional duty and obviously not all the information in his in but what is in is extremely troubling and I can't imagine and I still look at some of my colleagues folks who are passing it off as nothing and say what are you looking at. What would you do if the previous president had done this so this is extremely serious. They need to take their job seriously. There's a lot more information. That will come out. I think in the coming days and I hope it doesn't go there. I really do you because I think that we don't WanNa get in that cycle. Okay well. Let me let me a pin you down here because impeachment inquiry because it seemed to me the second that Nancy Pelosi said those words out loud all of a sudden. It was like you pushed a little bit and all of a sudden documents are coming out and transcripts are coming out. You know we've been asking for those things in the court for a long long time but well a I mean there's nothing in the constitution that defines what an inquiry is as opposed to due period or or whatever else so that's just kind of manufactured nextstep but whatever gets more information out in and finally really pushes the White House to respond because they aren't responding. They haven't responded to subpoenas. I think it's going to be even more difficult to because the whistleblowers identifying individuals in the White House who the whistle blower ledges helped try to cover this up and so we're are likely going to face some real confrontation here going forward. It's hold onto your hats. It's going to be a turbulent ride. I think in the next couple of months down for Yes for inquiry. I didn't say that there is no way to look at that transcript partial transcript I mean it's not a full transcript and not say oh my goodness what is this and and even long before this you'd say with the Mullahs report. It may not say that the president should be impeached but it certainly says he shouldn't be reelected and that's what I wanted my colleagues to realize well so you have friends in Washington. All the attention now is on your former colleagues in the Senate because they would be the jury if there was an improvement the preceding so when you call your friends in DC I mean what are they saying about these new allegations are somebody mentioned yesterday yesterday that if there were a private vote that there'd be thirty. Republican votes. That's not true there'd be at least thirty five talk are maybe maybe more private vote but that's not possible and so they have to come out and many of them are up for reelection in tough seats and I know without feeling and I hope that even if my colleagues aren't willing to devote for impeachment I think this is not worth it and look at the long-term long term good of the Republican Party because that's what I think we ought to be concerned about. We've given ourselves for whatever reason to political parties in this country and we need to sane functioning parties to make this work and I think we're kind of moving away from that. So what was your question again now. Did you ever think about a third party like you. Don't have to stand there. All all the president said stuff. You have a voice third party. I don't think we're there were third parties. He's GonNa come about anytime soon but I do think particularly if the president were to win a second term if the president is defeated next year I think than Joe Biden has talked about and I've talked about for a long time this. This can be viewed as an aberration. You know our sojourn into unfamiliar territory. We'd get right back and say we that wasn't good if he is elected again reelected that becomes much more difficult but I think the manifestation of it is more likely to be that in certain states. It's probably like Arizona. You're like to see more independent candidates not aligning with a third party but in just about every state now you have a good chunk of the electorate in Arizona. It's about a third third third. Republican Democrat independent independence don't vote.
Jeff Flake: 'At least 35' GOP senators would vote to remove Trump if vote was private
"There were thirty centers if in private with boat do you rate the president has said now that's probably low ball and it probably be thirty five there's four Arizona senator Jeff flake who decided to grow a spine after he left Congress he says if the GOP Senate if the GOP senators actually had a vote it was private thirty five members of the Republican Party would vote against trump they would vote for impeachment. is Jeff like right. am I right that he finally grow spotting after leaving Congress probably
Huckabee Blasts Mitt Romney: 'Trying to Take Jeff Flake's Place'
"Former Republican governor Mike Huckabee blasted Senator Mitt Romney after the Utah Republican said he was sick. And by President Trump's actions in the Muller report Huckabee believes, well, I was sick. And by Mitt Romney wanting to be in the news cycle and try to be the contrary, and I think he's trying to take Jeff flakes place as the guy who gets afraid in the elevator Huckabee, a Fox News contributor was speaking there. I'm Fox
Just what we need, another Fox News pundit! Gowdy joins the ranks
"Former Arizona Senator Republican Jeff flake heading to CBS news as a consultant and another well known former Republican lawmaker South Carolina's tray gouty also signing a TV deal at a different network. USA radio's Chris Barnes with the story now from Washington DC on the heels of an announcement by CBS news that former Republican Senator Jeff flake is joining that network as a news contributor, Fox News says it's signed former South Carolina, Republican congressman Trey Goudy could be a contributor. There county will offer political and legal analysis across both FNC and FOX business network programming during daytime. Primetime hours gowdy will continue to practice law while also lending his expertise to
Jeff Flake won't run for prez, joins CBS News as a contributor
"Was as Chris Barnes reports. A former lawmaker has a new job on TV former Arizona Republican Senator Jeff flake is officially joined CBS news as a contributor flake will be working on a series of pieces that will look for common ground in the United States. According to the CBS this morning co host John Dickerson and flake, wait in decide efforts to pass comprehensive. Criminal Justice reform is one example flake announcing back on Tuesday. He will not be challenging President Trump in twenty twenty
"jeff flake" Discussed on WJR 760
"Jeff flake CBS news hired Jeff flake is a contributing. Now, why would they do that? So they can say they have another Republican. CNN is hired three former weekly standard writers. Weekly standard, obviously went out of business because it was a hostile to Trump and. In many ways rational you can disagree with this president. Just do it in a reasoned rational way. But then you can also support him. And there's a lot to support quite frankly, particularly if you're Reaganite, particularly if you're conservative. That's how I draw my conclusions. So Jeff flake. Let's listen to this flake cut eleven go five always said that I do hope that there is a Republican who challenges the president and the primer. I still hope that somebody does somebody won't be me. I will not be a candidate, sir. Nobody cares about you. Nobody cares about you did nothing in the Senate year. Huge disappointment you gave aid and comfort to the left. You became another media creation. Who who cares? But I'm just showing you not him. But how the media? Do this. They pick Republicans for the most part. Steve cortez. I've come to like this guy. I don't know anything about him. He's on CNN that poor that poor guy. He's fighting for his for his reputation every time he's on there. They try and destroy his character. I don't know why take their paycheck and tell them the shoveled Steve. But flake, and then as I say CNN picked up three from from the weekly standard. Meanwhile, none of them will come on here. We've asked this Jimmy Carter to come on this program multiple times. They don't have a reply anymore. They don't even respond. Mister, tough guy. Who's in the press room? Attacking Sanders, then attacks the president attacks, Sebastian Gorka, mister, tough guy. Just wants you to come on my show. You don't even need a pass. You don't even need a press pass. Now, he's writing a book is a fraud. Everything he's done. What's focused on promoting himself? Either getting a show or writing a book. And so this is the greatest threat their freedom of the press ever. He's also a moron. He doesn't even know history. But that's why they hire him over at CNN. I think. Right. Jake. That Roger stone. He may he may like prison right, Jake. Well, I met the, publicity, of course, Jerry did. Anyway. There's another billionaire out there. Mike bloomberg. Now, it's like Bloomberg and Schultz are kind of pairing because Bloomberg today Senator little bit like this guy shots. Here's what he had to say. Cut twelve go a lot of elected officials have embraced the idea of a green new deal Greek green new deal, and that's great. It's become fashionable to do. So. But I think it's time as a party that we started putting so wait a minute. Which again, I forgot what's he today. Mr. producer democrat. I remember when he was a Republican and independent and now a democrat, of course. A man of negotiable principles with his feet.
Senator Rips Ted Cruz for 'Crocodile Tears' Over Shutdown
"Works securing the border. Walls are effective and I'll tell you every single border patrol agent. I've asked that and I have asked dozens probably hundreds of border patrol agents are walls affected unquestionably. They say, yes, let's not. Let's talk man. Walls, aren't the only thing you need technology, you need boots on the ground all sorts of other tools, but walls, the critical point in intercepting someone crossing over illegally. Is the time between detection. Interception. And what a wall does is slows down the traffickers to give the border patrol time. Intercepted. And by the way, we've seen it over and over again at San Diego when they built the wall the illegal traffic plummeted in El Paso when they built the wall the traffic plummeted. But now the Democrats their position it's not substantive. They voted for three hundred fifty miles a wall. So why are they shutting the government down over two hundred and thirty four miles at wall. It's not substantive. It's political. Okay. We get they hate Donald Trump. If anyone in America had missed that point that they really really really don't like this, man. There yelling and screaming, and we has made that a bundle clear. But just because you hate somebody. Doesn't mean you should shut the government down. I voted to keep this government open right now today, the Democrats are filibustering funding for the government. Let me tell you something else. A Senator from Colorado in dispute we had a whole colloquy with a Senator from Louisiana. The Senator from Mississippi the Senator for the last about funding, the coastguard did you notice? Madam President in that entire. Bellowing speech. The words coastguard whenever uttered. Not once. What Senator Kennedy asked this body to do was pass a clean Bill to pay the paychecks of the coast guard Senator Kennedy's Bill? Does it mention whether you like what are not mentioned in medieval wall or any other kind of? Well, it's simply says pay the coastguard. Yes. No. Every Republican agrees pay the coast guard right now, it's not fair to treat the coastguard differently than we're treating the army and navy and marines and air force. Senator from Colorado didn't address that. Because it is indisputable is the fact that the reason that didn't pass right now. Is because the democratic leader stood up and Nate an objection. And by implication, every democratic Senator presumably agrees with the fact that the Senator from Colorado didn't say, yes, we should fund the coastguard, and you know, what my leader was wrong. When he held the paychecks of the coast guard men and women hostage. Because he wants to win a political fight with the president. And by the way, I would note to the Senator of Colorado. It's not the end of the world to stand up to your party's leader. Some of us have a history of having done. So in the past. We're now in the longest government shutdown in history shutdown needs to end the American people want it to end. We also need to secure the border. And Madam President. I have to say the contrast between the two parties, it could not be clear. The president has repeatedly said he wants to negotiate and he wants to compromise. He said he's willing to meet in the middle. He hasn't insisted on. Every mile a border wall. He asked for he hasn't insisted on every single dollar a border security. He said, let's meet and compromise. Republicans on this side of the chamber of said, let's compromise in the middle and the position of Senate Democrats, they will not negotiate. They will not compromise period. So their position how many miles of wall can be built zero to one yet. When it comes to negotiating their position is not an inch of law can be built, even though we the Democrats already voted for three hundred and fifty miles out why. Because Donald Trump's president. That is an extreme and radical position. And look I understand folks watching at home, it's hard to tell you. You're reading the news. It seems like both parties are bickering. It's hard to tell what's happening, particularly because on the on the Senate floor. There's a lot of procedural mumbo jumbo. If you wanna understand what's going on the exchange between Senator Kennedy and Senator Schumer illustrates at all. Senator Kennedy's building one thing. And one thing only paid the salaries of the men and women of the coast guard it didn't touch any other issue. Every Republican agrees with that Bill. And the Democrats objected and said we will not pay the Goa coast guard had they not objective. We could put that Bill on the president's desk today, and they could get their paychecks right now. That is emblematic of the approach of Senate Democrats. And so. The Senator from Colorado. Stopped screaming at me. He then engaged in a bit of historical retrospective, Ted Cruz of Texas about the great framers of our constitution. That I enjoy it. Then that I very much agree with. I'm someone who's spent a lifetime devoted to the constitution. I am inspired by the framers who gave us this extraordinary Democratic Republic. The Senator from Colorado called for members of this body to aspire. To be more. Like this men and women that gave us this country gave us this Republic. If you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin put it. And I concur with that. And what I would urge the Senator from Colorado. Is to reach out to his democratic colleagues and council compromise. I am urging my colleagues on this side to do the same. And the difference is the Republicans are willing to compromise have offered to compromise. And in fact, just now sought to pay the coastguard and the democratic position is no, no, no we object. That is partisan. It is extreme. And it is not behavior. That would bring pride to the framers of our constitution. I hope that this body can do better. Senator from Colorado democrat, Michael Bennet, Texas for having this conversation. I don't think I was yelling. But I'll go watch the taper screaming at you. I also have never call anybody on this floor a liar. As you did somebody twenty fifteen on this floor, but the ethics of all of this. But I just wanted to say two things one. I appreciate the fact that you at least seem to be accepting the fact that every democrat who is here on that immigration Bill twenty thirteen voted for voted for the three hundred fifty miles of all that you're talking about. You didn't vote for that Bill or the Senator from Texas didn't vote for that Bill Nye soom, you had your reasons by the way, I wouldn't presume to think what you would think about it as a border as a person from border state. I say stop far from the border. And we see the effects ill real for good immigration in my state. But I do know this there were two senators from a border state. State of Arizona who were on that gang Bill. With whom I sat day after day after day negotiating the provision for months, and they didn't have to just. Vote for the Bill we're against it. But they had to go home to Arizona. John McCain and Jeff flake didn't explain why they support. And why was the right thing to do for Zona? Which is a Senator from Texas knows is a border state. So the idea that there's a problem to be solved here because Democrats in this chamber for open borders is false. As the Senator indicated. The second point is. Senator from Texas reference. Ben Franklin Franklin was standing outside the steps of constitution hall and somebody who was passing by this while they're writing constitution. Said mr. Mr. Franklin, what kind of government, are you creating a monarchy or Republic? That was the question. And is a Senator Cruz has said his answer was a Republican if you can keep it. If you can keep it. His injury was not a Republican. It was a Republic if you can keep it. Because he knew that the words written in the constitution. We're going to preserve themselves. Exercising democratic self government. A Democratic Republic. Would require generations. Of women and men not just in this chamber. But as citizens. And
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"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Have leaders in the conservative movement, essentially say and this goes back to your Jeff flake question. We're not willing to put up with anything to get our judges. We're not willing to put up with all things because but Gorsuch, what can they really do though? I mean, I get it that they have a voice, but how can they actually have an impact? I think that we are very quick to say, it's all just words words, words words, right words, mean nothing and blood Jeff flake like you in your mouth. But I think that it's really important that one of the things that the George Conway team are doing are. They are making this argument this like sane lucid argument about why checks and balances matter and why the rule of law matters. And why this Nick Sonian view that if the president takes your press credentials away, it's never unconstitutional. That's not nothing. That's not just words. So I feel like you're making this argument. Which is really interesting, which is basically to have these folks standing up, it changes the environment where it's like right now, we're sort of Trump is setting the environment. We're in his jungle that he's created. And they're saying no actually were in this room over here. We all need to see it. Clearly there sort of turning the lights on for us, which is great. But is sort of wonder. This squidgy face when his face. It's just my face. Like are we all in the same environment? Like, they're making these arguments. But are they making the arguments to the right people like we just had this election, right? Where it was really clear that the bulk of Americans are rejecting Trump ISM. But there are these geographic locations where that's not happening. And I don't know if the people in those geographic locations are listening to George Conway are listening to Jeff flake, even and Jeff lakes about to be out of there. This is a great question. And I think it raises something that's more than an ember for me, and that is the courts in the rule of law. So I think a lot of folks when you look at the exit polling when they rejected Trump and Trump is a lot of it is about this in a phobia, the misogyny and Brett Kevin on whatever that's come to represent a lot of it. Is that people just think there needs to be a check they think there needs to be checking, they don't maybe can't parse. You know, what that looks like? But these certainly I think overwhelmingly said. We need some entity that is going to rein him in. And this goes to why like I love the law, and it's more than just an ember for me, I mean, we are looking at a Trump judge who was appointed in twenty seventeen who just reinstated. Jim Costa's press credential just today just today before we sat into the studio, and you can say like, oh, blah, blah. Maybe it doesn't mean anything, you know, it's a due process argument. It's gonna come back, but it's not nothing. It's not nothing that the White House. Didn't have the temerity to go into that court and make the Sarah Sanders. He put his hands on her argument. It matters that they abandoned that argument and win the judge press them on it. They were like, oh, it's not in our pleadings that he put his hands on the girl because. Head been. But I think that for right now, let's have this conversation about whether it matters that we have an independent probe. And if if George Conway wants to be in the trenches with us, I will welcome him with open wick, bringing the hope. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Ooh. Dully Ludwick is the host of amicus podcast. She covers courts and the law for slate. And that's our show. This is our last day of piloting which we've been doing the last month or so in public. We're going to be back in January. Stay subscribed. Over the next few weeks. We might drop a couple of surprises in your feed. In the meantime, make sure you tell us what you think about what we're doing. You can do that in a really easy way. Just head over to slate dot com slash what. Next feedback that slate dot com.
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Next feedback all one word that is where we are collecting all of your words of wisdom about the show. What you loved what you loved a little less. We need your ideas. So get in touch and thanks. All right. So Dolly lipoic. She is watching Jeff flake. And she admits it's not the first time flake is given liberals hope that he's gonna stand up to the Trump administration. Remember, the Cavanaugh confirmation process. So I asked Dalia how do we know flakes? Latest move is real well, you know, he gave his speech. He said, I'm not gonna let a single judge threw he found Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell's that's the spot. Right. That's the thing. If you wanna hurt not clearing tens of judges who are either stuck in committee or stuck before the full Senate that hurts. And so I think in a sense he has gone from sort of monitoring. Discursive like it shouldn't be like this to. I'm a lame duck. Senator I've got two months left to affect you. Wait, something a month left. Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to block all the judges. And I realize I like, I'm like, Patty Hearst syndrome like. But I think if this were just words after he said, what he said McConnell would have done a deal some kind of deal to mollify him, which is happened before, you know. Can we take second? Explain why the judges are so important because this administration has put through a lot of judges, right? Yeah. No. I mean, it's it's extraordinary. The the number of NPR had this Carrie Johnson had a piece yesterday that was just mind boggling in terms of lifetime appointments on the appeals court twenty nine judges fifty three district court judges and two supreme court justices. Obama couldn't get judges threw it all in his last year. He was almost completely stymied the reason it's important. I mean, there's sort of obvious reason it's important, which is that these are article three judges they serve for life. The NPR report really broke down. How many of them are white men as compared to you know, Obama who had done so much in Clinton who had done so much and Bush, by the way who had. Really made efforts to have a bench that looked like America. And they're young right young. They're extremely conservative. I mean, I can't say it strongly enough. These are not Bush judges. These are judges who many of whom have no judicial experience, many of whom have very little litigation experience. Some of them have just been bloggers for far right conservative enterprises. And they're all getting you know, there are mechanisms in the Senate even pre filibuster. You know, there was a blue slip this arcane way that home state senators could block judges they didn't like all of those are gone every check is gone. And so these judges get stacked in hearings will you to get to three appeals court. Judges five district. Never has it happened that way they've done away with the ABA use to rate them. That's gone. So every rubber-stamp while they control. Yep. To quality control gone to just to your question. The reason it matters is. Because this is the fulfillment of a decades long pledge that Republicans and the conservative legal movement had to overtake the federal courts. Right, right. But here's. You have so much hope for flake. No, I have very little hope for. But it's a burning ember that you're like fanning of a members, but I feel like he's like a really good example of the issue here. He likes these judges as much as the next guy. Right. Like he would love to get these judges through they're going to make kind of decisions that he agrees with fundamentally as a real conservative. But he started drying this line. And what happens next really depends on where these very fuzzy lines are for people, and that's why I look at Jeff flake. And I'm like is this really going to hold on? I guess we'll know in the next what week or two whether he's actually going to get in the way, and to be perfectly fair here here, I will squelch your ember or I will I will pour freezing water over your ember. It almost doesn't matter because in January when they're even more Republicans on the judiciary committee and more Republicans in the Senate. It's not gonna matter. So it is entirely. Possible that even if Jeff flake prevails for a few weeks, he will still in aggregate have lost because these judges are going to get on the bench..
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"And again until there is a vote on this vital part bipartisan legislation on the Senate floor, and I haven't formed the majority leader that I will not vote to advance any of the twenty one judicial nominees pending in the judiciary committee or vote to confirm the thirty two judges. Awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor until s twenty six forty four is brought to the full Senate for a vote. He said if you don't vote on my Bill, I won't vote on your judges. And so it s correlated initially. There was this standoff. Chuck Grassley said on Thursday like I think he was kinda serious. And then apparently there was this sort of shouting fight behind closed doors, where McConnell said I need you to back down on this. We have to push these judges through and Jeff flake at him not backing down. Flake is a lame. Duck retiring at the end of this session. But this moment Dalia thinks it might just might be some kind of turning point. You can watch Jeff flake, and your heart will break in tears will pour from your eyes nothing will happen. But I think what Jeff flake is doing around protecting molars kind of new. I'm Mary Harris. This is what next on today show. Dolly lipoic takes us behind this argument conservative thinkers in the middle of right now what actions violate the rule of law, and where do you draw the line Dalia says this argument, it is not just talk. Stay with us..
"jeff flake" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Earlier this week Republican Senator Jeff flake held a press conference. Thank you for being here. We've just ask for unanimous consent on the floor of the Senate to bring the special counsel independence integrity act to the floor this legislation that passage additionally committee on April twenty six he was trying to revive a Bill that the Senate I considered back in the spring. It would protect special counsel Robert Muller from political interference. So this is a legislation. That would have codified Justice department rules saying that you can only fire the special counsel for good cause dully with wick covers the courts for sleep. She was watching this moment closely. It was voted on in committee last April, and it's just been sort of mouldering on the shelves since then. But when the president fired is attorney general last week and replaced him with hardline loyalist, many Washington insiders started to worry about Muller's future. So here's flake saying. Being comes forward with Chris coons and says, dammit, no now, we're gonna vote on this. And Mitch McConnell's like, I don't think we needed. I trust Trump. He's not going to hire Muller. And this moment Dalia thinks of it as a kind of conservative gut check for some what happened to the Justice department last week crossed the line, others didn't think so. So what's interesting is the folks for whom it was a red line who have just negotiated that away. And then in tandem with that people like Senator Jeff flake who seemingly say, no actually this remains a red line. And in fact, the firing of sessions is not beyond a red line. It's a flashing red light. Like, this means, you know, Trump has Muller in his crosshairs. And so for me, what's interesting is that split. Here's Jeff flake, who you know, writes, this book conscience of a conservative who has been out on the hustings for two years saying all the right things and doing nothing. He's the one. I'm watching now arise today. The speak in defense of the special counsel of special counsel, Robert Muller. Dial almost doesn't want to say this. But she thinks Jeff flake is taking a stand because after that Muller Bill shutdown Senator flake stood on the floor of the Senate, and he made this threat, one further note on this unanimous consent request that has just failed today Senator coons, and I are prepared to make it again..
"jeff flake" Discussed on No Jumper
"But there's not a lot of conservative media. That's like mainstream. Right. That's a good thing. Man. If that's true. Liberal myself. So I mean, that's that's the side. I'm fighting for. I'm I feel like embarrassingly centrist. So this point. And I also just feel like I don't have anything to gain from talking about it for the most part. Like, I watching the cavenaugh theft. This shit is divided. There's so many things that I felt like saying during the whole cavenaugh thing. And luckily, listen to my better instincts and just didn't say a poker read on it. I mean, I've just been interested in the whole thing. And to be honest. I mean, I don't know what the fuck I'm gonna say because I find her testimony very very convincing and find his pretty convincing discount alike. I don't know. But even expressing beer he He likes. likes. I like. It's been ugly week make some tweaks crazy faces and shit. Yes. It's been so wait if but if he wins, there would be no more Boertien is what's going to have. No, they just believe that he might rural. But. And specially women are concerned about this. There was women protesting, man. I have I was getting a motion. I was like watching the cabinet thing. And the women were in like, no food voted. No. And just like the motion they were having. I was like man, this is this is really like he could he could go in there and make like abortion legal or do. Like that's scary to me. I feel like a centrist might be really believe a woman's right to choose. I can't really get away from that. Yeah. You can't control like a woman's body. That's wrong. Yeah. That's gross to me. So I mean, I feel I feel like these women they cornered the home in the elevator. The Jeff flake got him to do this investigation. I mean, that's that's powerful. Just shows you like protesting like it works like don't you think from his perspective? It's like an object's thing. Like, if he doesn't say then like he's gonna look like an animal, actually. Laid out right away. Like Jeff flake, just gearing up for the the book that he's gonna write about, you know, all those women changes everything, I don't know. It's so hard to like, I I don't feel like I have enough of a perspective to really like be half. Frasier. Cross any of it. Really? You know what? I mean. What about the guy that you called a racist? The poker table. I love the bike. Oh, yeah. What's because I I had just before I went and played. I had liked tweeted that like anyone that supports Trump is racist. And I was like there's no way around it. That's that's really like I feel that way. I think if you support Trump, you might not be like crazy racist like you might have black friends or whatever. But like, you're a percentage racist. I just feel like because Trump is so racist that I feel like if you're supporting that. That's just what that's what I feel like it is he I mean, Trump said that like the Nazis that in Charlottesville. They were good people to or whatever he's talking about Nazis..
"jeff flake" Discussed on The View
"The Justice cabinet hearings was Senator Jeff flake getting confronted by sexual assault survivors, which led to the Senate a calling for Neff, be investigation into allegations against Cavanaugh. Got questions for him. Hate that he's leaving we to. We have a lot of questions from please welcome back Senator Jeff, flake. That we, we start with a powerful moment in the elevator that captivated the nation. Let's take a look. What you are doing is allowing who actually violated a woman to sit in this report didn't tolerable, you'll children in your. Talking, you're telling me that might not. Have to be joining matter. Already from me. Visiting. So when you watch and the women are begging you people, I'm wondering what happened. Well, that was powerful. The president said they were paid protesters, whatnot. I don't believe that they had a story to tell and they wanted me to hear it and and it was affected too. I, I was unsettled about the process. I've felt that we should have done enough b. I investigation and I went from that reaffirmed, believe me that experience in the elevator, and I went right to the committee, and that's when with Chris coons in the anteroom worked on a on a plan to have a week, long delay, and I felt that we needed to do due process have a fulsome process, and I'm glad we did. You were. So taking back in that moment in that you could see your face if those women were in this room right now, what would you say to them? Well, I mean the metoo movement Israel and needed and good and I, I felt. For them. You could tell that it was genuine, and I just want them to know that that we hear them things. I don't think we'll ever be the same after the last couple of years. And certainly I should mention as Well. I, I received throughout this process calls from friends and extended family and others who I never expected to hear what I heard from them about experiences they had had. I mean, people close to me that I'd known my whole life and, and so this is really triggered a much-needed discussion about what's going on in the workplace or elsewhere, and. And also the the reason that people don't come forward immediately. There are many, many reasons why they don't. And it's not as simple as the president says. She should have come forward that gesture simplist. He made fun of Stockton blazey hit the what, what women wants to put yourself through that again. So nothing really got accomplished in my opinion. I mean, I'm gonna ask you a tough question the the FBI investigation. A lot of people say it was a complete sham because they never asked cavenaugh or Dr. Blazey follow up questions. They never really interviewed corroborating witnesses. It was kind of like a slapdash investigation in the opinion, asking for a friend, of course, but. Cope was narrowed by the White House was very narrow. And a lot of people say that it gave you cover to vote for him rather than that you, you know really thought it through in a completely profound way. I would have liked to broader investigation that started sooner, but I think that would have been my preference and the preference of many, but but to have a week, the Anita hill investigation took four days so it it is possible in the FBI is fully capable of doing this, and they did. It wasn't a broad investigation, but it was thorough. I wish that the country could have read that report. I don't want to get in the habit of making background investigations, public. We really can't do that, but it it. It was thorough for the scope that it was and it did address it did address and and interview. Everybody that was there that was said to have been there. It didn't go be on. Onto two people that were second hand witnesses, but it it went ten witnesses..
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And I'm wondering if that credibility comes from the fact that they can relate to her. I thought the same thing yesterday, but I didn't want to get into that yet because there was so much substance on the on the actual charges, et cetera. But when she said country club, I thought I wonder if it's not just that. I mean, she is from their class if you will. And I thought to myself is that the difference between her and any to hill where they didn't believe in ADA hill at all. Of course, it's a lot of other factors. It was a slightly different time, cetera, et cetera. But with Christine, Blasi Ford for whatever reason, even Orrin Hatch and Donald Trump set are looked at her and was like, oh, she saying it, okay. I don't know if we're over interpreting, but certainly it occurred to us that's, and by the way it's a normal human reaction is if you can relate to someone for whatever reason you feel like they're in your in your culture and your identity cetera. Then you draw connection with them and this judges all time. It happened with Brock Turner. That's a good kid going to Stanford. Right? And that could be my kid. Whereas if you're poor kid, whether you're white or black, whether you from a holler from an inner city, has a heart harder time relating to you and thinks that looks like a criminal. Right? And so she looked like an upstanding citizen like the ones that they are very, very used to seeing and talking to. So when she says, whoa, wow, this thing might have really happened. Kelly show the second video the front of that. And here's the other survivors of sexual violence, similar sort of plead in and pay attention to his body language and the look on his face as videos on. Anyone in your telling all women, they don't matter that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happens to ignore them, that's what happened to me. And that's what you're telling all in America don't matter. They should just keep it to themselves because they have told the truth jokin help that man. To power. Anyway, that's telling all these. Telling me right now, look at me when I'm talking to you, you're telling me. Doesn't matter what happened to me. Matter. That's what you're telling me. Away from you. Very similar to parts of Dr Ford's testimony yesterday, it's just if you're if you're thinking person with any empathy, compassion, your body, that just it drills right into the center of you. It just kills you. And so again, I mean these these senators are not mostly humans, their set of directions given them by donors, but it is not impossible that those two experiences had some effect on him at the very least certainly had on us. I mean, we yesterday, Brad Kavanagh said something that I thought was actually made a lot of sense where he said, make, you know, listen to the stuff that rings true and it's that doesn't ring true. Nothing does you know these two women, this happened to them and they have had to deal with this overcome trauma. I mean, this ring so true. There is no person with shred of humanity that could just dismiss these women and be like whatever, whatever. One thing too. I understand there's lots of political considerations, and obviously the Republicans think that speed matters and you know, there's a one in three chance right now that the Democrats will get control the Senate and all that stuff. But realistically, here's the situation, there is nothing that is going to stop the Republicans from getting someone pretty extremely conservative into that seat that ship sailed during the last election. The Gorsuch is going to get on there. Someone is gonna get on their Jeff flake knows some radical conservative is going to get on there. Maybe they'll pick someone else from the shortlist maybe it'll be the one woman that was on the shortlist next time, but they're gonna have that seat because they have Donald Trump in the White House and flake knows that. So just have to be Kavanagh does he have to face the rest of his life?.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"They were talking about cigars including Cavanaugh of who asked the raunchiest most like literally the dirtiest questions I've ever seen in public life Kamina thought we should approve Clinton's sex life as. As as graphic as you can imagine. So interesting notify piracy on that too. And what no one ever remembers about the whitewater hearings against Bill Clinton was in at the end Ken Starr was like by the way he didn't do it. Nothing wrong with a real estate deal at all. But other head, we got him on sex. Those are the same guys now complaining about sex questions. Okay. Now is to these. This investigation is what we wanted. We said a week, they give us a week. I don't know what limited in scope means. That's very important. Does that mean only Christine? Blasi Ford? Are they not allowed to talk to Debbie Ramirez? Are they not allowed to talk to Julie, sweat, Nick? I would want them to. I'm not positive about the last two because of some fact patterns that are unclear, for example, sweat, Nick says, hey, you know, I. Cabinet was that was present during a situation where she was gang raped. I want to have be asking, what is president Ning? I mean, did he was? Did he participate? Did you participate? I mean, that's a heavy charger level on someone and say, he's present and not clarify. So I hope it's not limited in that scope, but it might be so whether it'd be a rubber stamp or a real investigation. Well, I guess that's up to that. I feel like this limited in scope thing is so annoying, and it's not, you know, let me tell you as with sex. The just the tip approach makes nobody happy. Right? So the limited in scope is not gonna make the Republicans happy because it's still a one week delay. And as we've heard from the hearings Kavanagh's itching and moaning about how these pests and days have been hell forever another week. Oh my God die. So he's going to be bitching about it. They're going to be bitching about it. The Democrats are going to be bitching if they are too limited in scope. So this just makes nobody happy. Yeah, I, I think that I mean, I'm jaded enough to agree that it's it's likely that the limited in scope portion of that could undermine any good intentions that are coming from people like Senator Jeff flake. I'm worried that they might be using this as a way to hush Democrats up and also play this game and make it seem like they did their know their duty, their due diligence in this whole case. So the American people are convinced that the bad actors here are really the Democrats, but either way I think it is important to at least see senators on the right finally accept that a further FBI investigation. Makes sense. So they keep mentioning how Kavanagh's been investigated in the past, but here's the thing you sometimes you don't find what you don't know you're looking for. Right. And so now the FBI has a bunch of names that they should go to people they should go to and conduct a bunch of. Interviews, including Mark judge who finally today said that he would cooperate with any investigation, and I think he absolutely should. And I think the FBI needs to go to him directly. Yeah. There's been six background checks, and you know this didn't come up, okay, we'll they didn't talk to her. So how would it have come up? They just stare at him across the table for a bit and he blunders, oh, I tried to rape somebody know that didn't happen. So yeah, of course, they didn't know about Christine Blasi Ford until she came forward. Now, one of the ridiculous situation that we're in where so many of the Republican senators clearly were not going to be swayed by anything. It didn't matter what Christine Blasi. Ford said. It didn't matter how enraged and emotional and hyperbolic cavenaugh got they weren't going to be affected by it. There was only a few that hypothetically might flake is one that we thought might be affected by that. Now, as right now, he's still gonna vote for him. So perhaps not so much, but I am curious how Jeff flake is thinking about this. So why don't we play the video of him initially requesting this investigation?.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Promo code TYP. Drop it. Everybody, John either all Jiangkou, Helen, hogs back. We, we, we don't tell me your back. Okay. They're doing actual comedy. And also those go fact yourself. She's been in inside Lewin Davis, pretty little liars Parsa reference. You get? Okay. Annika, sparing us here in the second hour. Second power panel. Bit about living legend. Ben Mankiewicz just kidding, Tom Morello. Ben will also be here, but yes, Tom Morello will rage with us in the second hour. He's going to be on the power panel. So that's fun for everybody also fun for everybody. I think the jury might have come in on bread Cava. So now I in reality new. No, I wish it was a reality. We're going to give you reality in a second, but I believe we're going to show you a number of today where you guys can come probably to the same conclusion that I did that the guys Aligarh. Okay. So now we've kept the very, very open mind throughout. I just want to look at some of those videos again with you guys and then see if you think he he's credible. And and I think that that gives us an insight into the kind of guy he is, but John made a good point by the way before he drafted, I should have started with a little bit of here. Come to me on on this a little bit of. No, that's not right. That's not right. Does that right? Okay. The not. Right, right. That's fine. The anger spine don't make fun of the the crying. Okay, that's my line for whatever it's worth. That's my line. Okay, so, okay, but we have dramatic developments, so John go, okay, we don't just have dramatic developments. We have too many dramatic developments. Things have been developing incredibly quickly since this morning. I think it's her to say that we started the day thinking, the Republicans are unabashed. They're just going to push him through and it appeared that they had the votes because very early on today. Senator Jeff flake said he would be voting in support of Kavanagh. He was one of those votes on the Republican side that we thought, hey, maybe he'll be convinced by Christine Blasi Ford's testimony in that appear to be undercut by his statements. Early this morning, then dramatic news. It developed that he was actually interested in some sort of limited. Scope and time FBI investigation being done. But at that point it didn't mean that it was actually going to happen, but then things continue to develop pressure was put on the Republicans. Senate Judiciary committee came out with a statement saying that they too would support this investigation. By the way in the background, perhaps working towards this, you had the American Bar Association pushing for a halt, an investigation. You had the Yale dean of the law school where he went pushing for an investigation and eventually flake, and then you had Collins and Murkowski mansion coming out in support of that as well. And then we had, I guess, the first and most responsible for actually having this Donald Trump a statement saying, I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation update, judge Kavanagh's file as the Senate has requested. This update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week which get used to those words because in the future, if a Democrats ever accused of anything, the investigation will be limited in scope and time less than one week. Perhaps, I think when they. We're pushing for all the Clinton investigations of the nineties limited in scope is what they were stressing from the very beginning. But in any event, we are going to have at least some sort of investigation. And so what what's your initial response? Did you expect this? Or are you hardened by g think that it might be setting us up for a defeat and a week? Yeah. So let's say you one at a time first of all? Yes, I'd like to note the hypocrisy for the record and then we could move on the Benghazi hearings were not limited in time. There was a partner approximately twenty eight of them, okay. It's hyperbole, but not by much believe there might literally have been eight or nine Benghazi hearings. And then whitewater is a perfect example of not limited in scope. It was about a real estate deal in Arizona. By the time we were finished..
"jeff flake" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"They sometimes come out with a sense of what matters and what doesn't, which he had, and also a sense of gratitude for every day. And I think he came out of Vietnam understanding that every day was a little bit of a gift and something to be used to a higher purpose. A higher purpose is one of the things that John McCain repeatedly talked about to everybody to other members of congress to members of the press. I think he thought all of us should have a higher purview thought we were all had a stake in keeping the democracy healthy, and I remember him being very happy. Go lucky on that bus in Manchester two thousand seventy was the front runner for awhile that he had dropped off obviously, and it was the time when he had dropped off and no one was giving him a shuttle eventually rebound his own bags. That's correct. I'll never forget it. And he looked at me, look, I've been a POW for four and a half years. This is nothing, you know. And so he knows that it was very happy. Go lucky warrior spirit. He was always very funny in friendly with reporters, even when he was being crusty and cranky, right? That was part of his. His stick was the come up and the call you, hey, scumbag reporter, but he does. Yes. That'd be like, I think every reporter was called a name by him, but it was always with a smile. He gave bunny ears to reporter, live on the airlines. There was there's a lot of moments that people who cover John McCain, remember, fondly. He didn't attack the personally on Twitter. That's all right guys. Later in the broadcast, we're going to get to the other big news of the week, Michael cones guilty plea, Paul manafort's conviction. I'll talk to Republican Senator Jeff flake of Arizona democrat comes job Nadler of New York, both of whom by the way, sit on their respective judiciary committee's. We also have brand new NBC news Wall Street Journal, poll numbers on what impact this week's news has had on the president's job rating. But when we come back, we're going to remember some of the many moments we shared with Senator John McCain over the years, right in this studio right here on meet the press. I may not be the youngest candidate in this race, but I'm certainly the most prepared and I'm prepared to lead this country. I don't need any on job training. I'm ready. Do the hard things, not the easy, and that's what I intend to do. Welcome back. Senator McCain's death was of special note to us here meet the press. No guest is appeared in this broadcast more often than John McCain. So we thought we'd share with you, highlights of Senator McCain, seventy three appearances here moments filled with grace, dignity and a lot of humor, Senator McCain Zona, welcome to meet the press. Welcome back to meet the press, welcome back to meet the press. I think the job of congress and people like me him is to object and to criticize and to speak up where we think policy is wrong. How did five and a half years in a prison cell North Vietnam as a prisoner of war, prepare you for the presidency? I think it helped me define the principles that I already held. I think I would not be running for president if I didn't think that there needs to be significant changes made in the Republican party. I would leave the test to someone else. This is a tough business wearing. This isn't being bag back to your.
"jeff flake" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"And he's giving him the he's given us the figure of ninety six percent i dunno i'd love to see the criteria for that percentage of conservative votes from jeff flake because he never sided with conservatives on anything for about two thousand twelve on the guy was in fact a liberal and it's you know obviously msnbc is defending him because he's a liberal they're not that they don't defend conservatives as he ever done that four ted cruz no what are you do that for mike lee no no would jobe jumping into the fray four rand paul i doubt it triple eight nine hundred thirty three 93 that's your so aggravating just a packet law he's but you know what do you expect from msnbc and of course flake had problems with conservatives in office and of course we called him out on it because he ran as a conservatives conservative and then he turned while he was in office we used to love jeff flake jeff we really excited about him for a while and then he got into office then the same thing happened to him that happened to john mccain in many many others all right it's time to say goodbye to big mobile and hello to freedom and hello to helping causes that you believe in because big mobile is funding things like planned parenthood and there are advocating for sanctuary cities amnesty guncontrol you don't want that you don't want your dollars going to companies that are funding those things.
"jeff flake" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"And clearly bob corker jeff flake realized certainly in in tennessee and arizona respectively the veil are no longer in touch with their own voters other republicans that they represent because they bowed out in face of real data and facts that they were going to have an incredibly tough time winning a primary and coming out strong for a general election battle a next november and so they saw the writing on the wall and got out and feel freed up to speak their mind now listen they've got fourteen months left they are going to be a story to follow because with a 52 48 majority in the senate and you've got you know mccain corker and flake all three on the record in a sort of total take down of the trump presidency there's gonna be no desire on their part to simply just vote the party line or however the president wants just because the politics dictated uh they are going to have to be wooed and wooed and would again on every single vote that mitch mcconnell and john cornyn and others are whipping up to get the president agenda past day or never clearly going to be uh just assumed yes votes are no votes uh you know just in lockstep with the president and the party the they are a loose cannons on the stage in senate end so with that kind of only fifty two 48 majority that will certainly make a difference in the next fourteen months and a story to follow.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The Daily
"Hello senator aides carl girl how are you dude well our you good we're checking out some of the technical aspects of this elaborate hookup here carl haas did you talk to therapy jeff flake the junior republican senator from arizona jeff really your republic one of the most interesting guys in washington right now though senator i want you to know i i read the book though i bought it on my kindle so i didn't pay full price for the hardcover i hope i hope you will forgive me god's what i would expect of you carl this is the senator that trump has been going on yes they've headache extremely contentious relationship he tweeted this morning great to see the doctor kelly ward is running against flake jeff flake who is weak on borders crime and a non factor in the senate he is toxic his crowd last night was amazing at a packed house trump tweeted i love the great seat of arizona not a fan of jeff flake week on crime and border he's one of the senators that trump's been going actor but but he's had a longer tempestuous relationship with the president and the others right seems to have the biggest target on his back so what is jeff leaks story who's this republican that seems to be the number one target now of the president's ir you know very interesting story he grew up on a ranch uh i was you know of raised on a farm at a ranch wife is what you make of it which produce partner gift him and i did shake by character growing up the by feelings about you know individual responsibility unlimited limited government and self sufficiency uh you know it sounded like pretty tough work i have to say on the ranch boy was they have ten brothers and sisters um and there were i think thirty nine of us raised on the ranch the co between my family and kozel liberal four brothers so the f barred dean jug jacob steve my father will be.
"jeff flake" Discussed on The New Washington
"This tiger for a long time base all kinds of crazy for years primarily for political all that bile all the exaggeration all the stuff that was not grounded in fact just kind of bubbled up starts surface they know better a lot of these folks who ran and they didn't say anything in his his fleet getting heat from inside his own party for for essentially mounting a democratic sounding attack against his own party uh i think that he's not really getting attacked from his own party even though what barack obama said there is a lot of what jeff flake believes you know he stuck up for obama on the birther issue to his detriment in arizona and his last election you know he was attacked by the tea party he thinks that republicans have engaged too much in a conspiracy theory mongering uh so you know he's and there's a part of his party now that is very unhappy with him and intends to basically right amount of the senate on a rail now he thinks that he can survive this election and uh it's going to be one of the most fascinating elections in the country uh i believe i just as conservative now as i was came in the congress really senator frank then why refeeding hillary clinton campaign attacking donald trump and why did you say he's a drop out of the race why did you see donald trump would never win arizona and refuse to vote for him why are you trying to work with president trump on reforms that help arizona to create more us jobs to build the wall and repeal obamacare senator frank why are you still attacking the president justice sell copies of the new book you're not a conservative senator frank and you're not getting anything done arizona deserves far better.
"jeff flake" Discussed on 1A
"And and they've seen what happens when people take on the president he goes after them and it in it ends it doesn't end well so for instance this past week we saw where the president attacked on twitter jeff flake and lindsey graham jeff flake and lindsey graham by and large vote in lockstep with the president's agenda the vote to confirm all of his nominees the reason the president attacked them on twitter was is it was entirely personal and so you know all of that does nothing to change the the legislative realities facing lawmakers when they come back in september they have to raise the debt limit to have to pass a budget they're gonna do anything about healthcare they have to do it then they wanna do tax reform that's probably gonna happen in september or october and so mitch mcconnell and paul ryan no that that it's if you look at the at the risk reward ratio uh attacking the president for anything at this point uh doesn't really get them shana tweeted can you please address the point that it took the death of a white woman to make people see that racism is alive and well in america i haven't heard anyone anywhere discuss this and i think it's important i think it's interesting to hear heather hires name mentioned in the same breath as trayvon martin or eric garner i suspect freddie gray um i would disagree though with the caller i don't think it took the death of a white woman for people to recognize that racism is alive in america i think all of those other deaths that i just mentioned opened americans i certainly i covered the unrest in baltimore to two years ago we saw the unrest in ferguson i think the whole black lives matter movement which became such a force uh during the 2016 elections has opened americans eyes to the fact that racism exists as has the resurgence of the kkk and all right and white nationalist and white supremacists.