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House prepares to impeach Trump for inciting the U.S. Capitol riot
"Democrats are moving forward with the plan to impeach President Trump for a second time. President has just nine days left in office, and Democrats say this week they plan to file an impeachment resolution. This follows Trump's incitement of his supporters last Wednesday, hundreds of whom descended on the U. S Capitol. The violent scene left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer and NPR congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell is here with us this morning with the latest take healthy. Good morning. How will this impeachment proceeding work? Well, it will start today when Democrats plan to bring up a resolution that would call on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment. Democrats will try to pass that unanimously, but Republicans could and probably will block it with just one objection. After that, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is basically giving Pence 24 hours. I kind of ultimatum to decide if he's going to invoke the 25th amendment. If he doesn't she plans to bring the process you know to Ah, hold of bring together the process to hold a vote on impeachment. Which could happen as early as Wednesday. Now on the question of impeachment, it's currently just one article referring to incitement to insurrection. It's based on Trump's address to the crowd before the riots began, and his attempts to overturn the election in 2020 more than 200. Democrats have signed on, and I'm told that they expect some Republicans will support it, too. You know, Democrats are pretty unified and saying what happened? The capital cannot be swept under the rug. Is that Trump can't be allowed to simply leave office without any consequences, And they want to make sure that the Senate has the opportunity to vote to convict so that it can bar trump from holding future federal office. Okay, Kelsey. This actually brings me to the question of Republicans. We heard a few of them say over the last few days, they want Trump out of office. How widespread? Is that feeling within the GOP, you know, some of that is kind of hard to gauge because most of them have been quiet. We know that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the first to say that Trump should resign, but she's been joined by retiring Senator Pat Toomey. He was asked about this yesterday on CNN. I think at this point with just a few days left, it's the best half forward. Now there are a few others that agree. But some others, like Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, who's part of Republican leadership, says he basically wants Trump to be quiet for 10 days and just leave. You know, House Republican leaders have also mostly been silent, except for Liz Cheney, who has often broken with the rest of House Republican leadership when it comes to Trump Okay. This process the house wants to do is is really quick. But there's still the Senate, right? And you know, that is really the wild card here because Republicans will control the Senate until the Georgia elections are certified. And then the Senate has to meet and do some required organizing work. So that means that Mitch McConnell would control the timing and the Senate is out of session. So what would need to happen is they would have to bring them back into session. They would start a trial basically around Inauguration Day. Once an impeachment trial is triggered in the Senate, it stops everything else from happening. It forces senators to come to the Senate floor stick down six days a week until the trial concludes, and that could take weeks. House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn floated a proposal that he says could solve it. Here He is yesterday on CNN President Look Bad 100 days he needs to get his agenda off and running. Maybe we'll send you the articles. Sometimes after that, Ah, 100 Days is a really long time And that could be well after Trump leaves office And you know, Democrats want to proceed for all the reasons I've mentioned before, but this creates a really complicating political moment for Biden as he tries to, you know, move forward and move the country ahead. And this is all happening. I 30 seconds with you as we prepare for Joe Biden's inauguration. What are the concerns about safety? Yeah, they're still concerns the capitals a little bit like a fortress right now, with fences and National Guard troops and there. There's a process of a review right now. But there are serious concerns about whether or not the capital but will be fully safe for the bite. Administration were told that there are really efforts right now trying to Trying to beef up security and take every precaution. Possible.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"In trending political news house majority whip. Jim clyburn from south carolina said. The domestic terrorists found his unmarked office. During last week's attack that led him to believe. The attack was an inside job. Congressman clyborn Clyburn spoke to. Cnn's jake tapper and he untoward police actions take a listen office that You gotta know exactly where it is is where i spend most of my time doing my work as the majority whip Staff we worked through your heart trying to keep the members nine to make sure be doing effective job of managing the votes and once they get to the floor. That office is where i do most of my work and for some reason these people showed up at that office but the office where my name is above the door on the door and my position above the door was not disturbed. So i'm just saying didn't go where my nam- was. They went where i usually hang up and so that to me indicates something untoward may have gone up. Wow this to him. Say that Earlier this weekend. And i didn't understand what he's saying now i do. Wow that's interesting. yeah i really do. Think this c- because you have a new administration an all out launch of what's behind this is going to be underway. And i think they're gonna really uncover some stuff trump worn again. He wouldn't be ordering the department of justice to do nothing now the department of justice. He's always at odds with them. Trump is he's always at odds with the doj. No no no no. Surely he's had his boy bar in there the entire time. Well been using us his personal attorney but now bar is gone. And that's why. I think they'll be able to get something done now now called an agreement. Yeah okay because of trump's office trump would pardon all these people know. Oh yeah and hold no one accountable for the deaths and the tragedy. None of that none of that. The f. b. i. also believes that there are people who work in the capital who may have assisted domestic attackers navigating through the building. So the fbi is on it as well. There's hope they brother claburn had cleaned his computer. 'cause lord knows they couldn't come in and owners. It'll be over with your computer. Someone broke in your office. Oh oh oh he probably had one for word. And i hope he smart likes best. Remember if it wasn't for him. Joe biden wouldn't be president right off but you know we saw those police officers leading the they will go in there to kill people and take hostages. Yeah that's what the grey-haired twist twist. Yes yeah every. City town yeah. Yeah but they found him. They found the guy with the That was playing over jumping over the banister with those zip ties. Twist ties with their home. They got him in light of all of that. What the intentions were. They didn't get a chance to pull it off. You would think that the republicans will come to their senses. Still a lot of them. Haven't still you know. Especially ted cruz and john nano cruise is trying to jump off the bandwagon. This speech this idiot. May i mean everybody knows. I've been at odds with the president. Says he got all you better think that. Oh no no no no no no please pull up cruises speech after and look at what he's saying. Everyone knows i've been against and opposed to the president. Since he got elected. I was looking at him. Going in your mouth is the biggest coward of any politician. I've ever seen. yes yes. He has no spine not at all anybody. Now carry man you. Let's talk about your wife. come come on. Y'all blakely humiliated your wife talk about your father shoe. Still believe all right all right switching gears. We're coming back with the nephew in the prank phone. Call right after this. Don't don't you're listening to morning. Show up everybody makes it quick and easy to shop for furniture electronics and appliances. Before you go to a store head to apply that errands dot com to discover your lease in power. You'll immediately know how much you approved to lease to own a platform your phone or computer then visit your participating airs store to shop. Top brands like samsung. Ge ashley an hp you can shop with confidence knowing you're already approved errands easy. Beautiful affordable approval is valid. Only at a sign store location is not guaranteed some restrictions apply. Hey guys it's bobby bones host the bobby bones show and i'm pretty much always sleepy because i wake up at three o'clock in the morning a couple of hours later i get all my friends together. We into a room and we do a radio show wish our allies we tell our stories we try to find as much good in the world if they possibly can and we look through the news of the day that you'll care about also your favorite country..
What will consequences be over U.S. Capitol siege?
"Donald Trump remains president of the United States this morning despite the siege mounted of the capital by many of his supporters on his behalf. He only has nine days left in his term, but efforts continue to get him out of the White House earlier than that. Democrats have been urging vice president Pence to invoke the 25th amendment with the Cabinet seeks support for removing the president. With that still unlikely House Democrats have an article of impeachment ready today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing on CBS's 60 Minutes evidences Now that That it was a well planned Organized group with leadership and guidance and direction and the direction was You go get people They were vocally saying, Where's the speaker? We know she has staff. They're here someplace we're gonna find them. They were also calling for the hanging of vice president Pence after he refused Mr Trump's illegal suggestion that he unilaterally attempt to toss out the will of the Electoral College. On Fox News Sunday, House majority went past my minority whip Jim House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said he believes a final decision has been made to go forward with that second impeachment. I think that will come probably Tuesday on maybe once there, but it will happen. This week. And if that happens, the votes very clearly there in the house for it said it, though, may not take the issue up until after President elect Biden takes office, perhaps even months after because outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to hold a trial this week. And a trial that begins on Inauguration Day could hold up confirmation of biting Cabinet members and any additional covert relief legislation, which is a top priority for the new administration. Is Democrats take control of the Senate? On NBC's meet the Breasts, Republican Senator Pat Toomey said President Trump needs to go the sooner the better. I think the best way for our country chock is for the president to resign and go away as soon as possible. I acknowledge that may not be likely, but I think that would be best. It's pineapple warnings about pro Trump demonstrations in Washington U. S. Capitol police did not bolster staffing Wednesday and made no preparations for the possibility. Planned protest could escalate into massive violent riots more from correspondent Nancy Chen. The FBI has received digital media tips and it's wide scale investigation into Wednesday's deadly siege on the U. S. Capitol. With President Trump's supporters publicly discussing their intent and planning on social media experts are working to understand Why law enforcement was so ill prepared. Clearly there were some sort of coordination and pre planning
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"And people loved it up top people all of that. They were pleased to be to stay in pajamas and experience that network event. That's what we're gonna do this. Inauguration bigger happened enough tradition. Bit the swearing-in year just below this window behind me the ability that phone there now and the swearing in will take brezler up. I'm hopefully they won't blind spun out for me. Look out this monday. I don't need to be standing on the gentle. It may be too cold in the first place. And so we're gonna have enough tradition but then we'll ask people to stay home. Stay in short on television. We'll have enough tradition to be an inauguration but we do practice what we preach. We will not sponsor a superspreader for our inauguration. Be want everybody to be around when we have the big celebration. Benching of this president say if not july four hundred twenty one. And maybe john year to an a to be will celebrate this presidency and hopefully with a lot of successes that people can be a partner up congressman clyburn. We're going to have to leave it there. You've got work to get back to in congress. And i appreciate you taking the time. Thank you for having me That'll do it for this week. Of the ticket. Politics the atlantic thanks to kevin townsend for producing and editing this episode and to our new producer. Ac valdez our theme. Music is by brake master cylinder. If you have thoughts on the show where ideas for email me. At isaac at the atlantic dot com and a note before the show will be on a break for the holidays. While i'll be finishing a book about the two thousand twenty election. Our next episode will come out thursday january seventh as always. Thanks for listening and.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Congressman welcome. Thanks for being here. Thank you very much. So the transition has been moving quickly. We're going to get a few more secretaries named this week. Prison-like biden said. He would have the most diverse cabinet in american history. He's expressed his intention to nominate people. Colored top positions including general. Austin at defense may orcas. Dhs marcia fudge at hud. Is he fulfilling his promise. I think so. It may have looked at the overall diversity of his nominees. I think it's shaping up very very well. I would always caution whatever that diversity to jemaine goes beyond skin color. It gets in the backgrounds and experiences. And i think that that's what's so important here and also divisions and what are potted stands for. I've often said That if he were to limit this concern to skin color then. I would be satisfied with the clarence. Thomas replacing thurgood marshall on supreme court. I'm far from satisfied with that. It seems like There there has been a some dissatisfaction. the more latinos been named to the cabinet or more asian american it. That's what you're getting at in part here is that we can it. It's not just about that. But but i wonder how if you worry about that sort of thinking. Sometimes overwhelming other questions about how the the administration will function well. Let's be clear here. that is important. What people see is very very important. Keeps people focused on what you're doing you my dad's chubby son. What you did I cannot hear you say. I apply that to my political family as well and so i won't see symbols but i also want to see this us. There is no substitute for substance. And so when he's not talking about the black experience or the latino experience please take a look at the people who live that experience and all of that is southern internal as well. I often talk about my own family. Experience remodeling wine resume. My was married for fifty. Eight years out backgrounds were leaked different. We met on a college campus We got married on campus. But soon after marriage i realized that having grown up fob ninety berkeley county south carolina. Walking two and a half miles of school have not been allowed. A school. bus kids had school buses. That spirit was towing a different from hand vermont. Elementary school was three blocks from my house. And my junior high school was six blocks and other graduate. The maverick cadidate back in those days that we call it a boarding school from nama tori was twenty five steps from my academical so those background goes experiences. Though we're both the same skin color. Same complexion we were deferred when you veteran. Canidates niche jehad Beyond genda and the supporters of joe biden and congress are all democrats but there's a lot of diversity of Audio logical flavor in the democratic conference at this point There have been a lot of questions of whether joe biden's cabinet is progressive enough in people like bernie sanders in alexandria. Ocasio cortez raising questions about that. What would you say that there is no bod- concern about police behavior. Then i am novak allies twenty five year old grandson that i worry about every time he gets inches automobile and i've had experience of growing up in the south where i live under that kind of person and subtraction so i'm concerned about that and nobody is in a more concerned about affordable housing and i have a record here this congress to prove it so i'm a flaming progressive on all of those issues but i'm also concerned about a lower mike components to weaponize has my words and phrases and so that's my i have spoken out strongly against us using checks phrases that gets undercut the movement. That's what happened to us. Back in the nineteen sixties. I often is the very first sit in in south carolina. John lewis was first beaten physically in south carolina. And i know what happens out. Movement with burn dated baron became the clarion call and they check john lewis out of the student dollar coordinating committee because he refused to adopt that a slogan era. And that's all the of us who progress it in. That's kind of interesting. Not hear what people say about john lewis. Today we have lionized him and he is deserving of ever and even more but within the year after passage of the nineteen sixty five voting rights act which he never gave his life for. They kicked him out. Yeah so that's all. I'm talking about here and so i don't see why people cannot understand that. Let's let's speak a little bit more. Broadly about what. The biden administration has to look at with so much that is ahead in so many crises as everybody knows that are facing the country. One of the lessons from the obama early years that many people took was. You got to move quickly if you wait around than it's too late So what do you do. We haven't had any of the systemic reimagining of education or the economy. All the things that people were talking about at the beginning of this pandemic what is the first thing beyond the basics of covid relief and recovery. Where would you have the biden administration. Start beyond that. Thank you very much for making it very clear that we talking about beyond coma nineteen. Yeah so this. Let me be clam distance crew gruber. Nineteen is first and foremost in everything. The ought to be doing so. Let me say.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Into the ticket. Well joe biden has once again the presidency the electoral college votes this week confirming his victory and setting the stage for his inauguration after sixty fruitless legal challenges this past month it feels like won the presidency over and over and over but i have to say that outcome looked pretty unlikely. The beginning of twenty twenty despite being a popular former vice president biden started the primary season coming in fourth in iowa and then fifth in new hampton all that change in south carolina though leading biden to win the democratic nomination and eventually the presidency with one endorsed guests. This week congressman. Jim clyburn so when congressman clyburn came out and endorsed biden three days before the vote it was seen as a turning point biden went onto hanley win the state. Now clyburn has gone from binding kingmaker to biden dealmaker as the house majority whip and a leader in the congressional black caucus any legislation. The new president wants to pass will in part go through clyburn. I spoke with the congressman for an atlantic live event this week about the transition and i wanted to bring that conversation here to the ticket. Does he think that biden is keeping his promise of having the most diverse cabinet ever. What does he think. The party's future with progressive stars shaping. How issues are framed. But biden preaching moderation and a return to normalcy and as the chair biden's inaugural committee..
CDC director allegedly ordered deletion of email
"House subcommittee wants to speak with CDC director Robert Redfield. The panel says it has concerns about potential efforts by the Trump administration to conceal and destroy evidence of interference from political appointees. Chairman Jim Clyburn says career CDC official told the panel she was ordered to delete an email in which a health and human services appointee demanded that the CDC alter or risen truthful scientific reports he believed were damaging President Trump. The woman in question is identified as Dr Charlotte Kent, editor of the Noted Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, accuses the subcommittee of not operating in good faith calling. It's characterization of the conversation with Dr Kent irresponsible. It says A full transcript of her testimony will show that she said there was no political interference with the mmwr process.
Dems nominate Pelosi as speaker again to lead into Biden era
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi as speaker again to lead into the Biden era house Democrats nominated California's Nancy Pelosi to be speaker for the next two years in a virtual meeting Wednesday hello see who became the first woman to be speaker in two thousand seven was nominated by acclamation the Democrats also reelected Maryland Steny Hoyer as Majority Leader and south Carolina's Jim Clyburn as the number three democratic leader all three were unopposed after losing at least ten incumbents in this month's elections Democrats will have a house majority of about two twenty two to two thirteen the smallest advantage in two decades Mike Rossio Washington
House Democrats set to nominate Pelosi for speaker in leadership elections
"Democratic leadership elections are today in the leadership team. Nancy pelosi steny. Hoyer and jim clyburn is expected to be elected without any challenge. People may vote against pelosi. But she'll win easily. Pelosi told john bresnahan. She's not worried about people voting against her. She said she's worried about closing out. Unfinished house races in new york iowa in california. She's also not worried about the january. Third vote where she needs to get two hundred eighteen. She said she's worried about getting ready for georgia.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"What happens when those institutions no longer provide a bulwark our framework again? Something truly bad. What if Donald Trump is not on killer? He's just a guy they don't like. And now all of those institutions that have collapsed And what if something really bad does happen. All the institutions have lost all their institutional credibility. So the left can't acknowledge that possibility. So they have to keep maintaining that they're always in pursuit of the devil. And if this double goes away If Donald Trump goes away, they will find a new devil in order to justify their constant disregard and undermining of their own institutions. This is this is what's happening right now. Okay, so Hence the outsized outrage at Donald Trump not just coming out and saying that Joe Biden is president elect, despite the fact that fact check guys. He's not the president elect. Okay? Just because media outlets project somebody as president elect, he's the expected president elect. You could say that. I mean, that's fair. Is not the actual president elect of the United States until a single state certifies its vote legally speaking, and I've been informed by all the various best fact checkers and we're supposed to be as technical and factual is possible in our claims. So let's just point out he's not actually president elect of anything yet he will be president elect of the vote count. Hold If the lawsuits don't overturn those vote counts. Hey, sir Donald Trump is not in fact Orange Hitler for not calling him President elect Joe Biden. For not starting the transition right away. But the left is fully invested in this narrative that Donald Trump is Hitler because this justifies that doing whatever they can in order. Stop Donald Trump. Justifies them doing whatever they can to undermine institutional credibility of the media of government. And they're doing it. Full scale. Okay, So here's a great example. Jim Clyburn, Right, well respected Democrat, probably one of the leading forces behind your mind being president. It had not been for Jim Clyburn Stumping for support for Joe Biden in South Carolina. Very good track to Bernie Sanders. Might have been the nominee. Inside. The Democratic Party's Jim Clyburn was talking yesterday on CNN about the about the Unwillingness of Donald Trump declared Joe Biden the president elect, and this is pure, ridiculous hysteria. He compares Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. No quick rule of thumb. Most of the things that you don't like, have nothing to do with Hitler. Things could be things that are bad and also have nothing to do with Hitler. In fact, nearly everything in your entire life that you don't like will not be Hitler. It turns out that Hitler is basically Hitler and not tons of other Hitler's out there. Thank God. But here is Jim Clyburn, comparing Donald Trump to Hitler for not Wreck for not recognizing that Joe Biden is president elect of the United States. There. Many historical problems with this particular narrative 11 of them is that Adolf Hitler actually was elected in November of 1932 to have the largest party in the Reichstag, and then he was asked. By the by the President of Germany. Bye Bye, Hindenburg, who is the acting head of state to form a coalition government. And then Hitler took power and then liquidated all of his enemies. It turns out, Donald Trump hasn't done any of those things. But Jim Clyburn compared him to Hitler anyway, because if you call somebody, Hitler that means that you can do whatever the hell you want to live as much as you want. I'm beginning to see what happened in Germany back in the 19 thirties. I never thought that could happen in this country. How do you elect the person trusted that then all of a sudden? Give him the authority to be dictated. That's what we're teetering on here. That's what Hitler did in Germany. He was elected chancellor and then because he successfully discredited the news media took over the churches. What? Yeah, This is not anything like what Hitler did in Germany, like 00. Things are currently helping come. I'm sorry. Nobody was talking about Hitler. He lost an election. Would you like $100 Million book deal? Then it was like Oh, okay. No, no, that That's not what happened. When everything is Hitler. Nothing is Hitler. And by the way, this is deeply deeply disgusting. I'm virtually every level. Yeah, As a member of the Jewish community. I know many people who have tattoos of numbers in their flesh, thanks to Hitler. Impairing Donald Trump to Hitler because he won't say that old doddering Joe Biden isn't president ELECT yet. Spare me It is just self, just a Victorian nonsense. It's more of this in just.
Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result
"A turbulent campaign seasons now followed by a turbulent post election period with GOP lawsuits filed to challenge the election results not only is president trump not conceding to Joe Biden his administration's blocking agency officials from cooperating with the Biden team press secretary Kayleigh McEnany this election is not over far from it campaign lawyers have filed suit to block the vote from being certified in Pennsylvania on the grounds that Democrats are treated more favorably than Republican voters we wanted honest accurate lawful counts the president is tweeted out complaints about mail in voting in Georgia Nevada and Wisconsin prompting democratic congressman Jim Clyburn to say it is time to stop the campaigning the campaign is over Jackie Quinn Washington
Barr Criticizes Prosecutors, Makes Incendiary Comments On Slavery And Pandemic
"Attorney General Bill Bar is not known for mincing words. But his remarks at a Constitution Day celebration last night are reverberating far beyond the walls of the Justice Department. Bar, criticized his own prosecutors and made incendiary comments about slavery and the Corona virus pandemic with us to talk about what theater knee general said, is NPR, national justice correspondent Carrie Johnson. I carry high there. Let's start with bars. Comments on lockdowns over Copan 19. What did he say about that? A member of the largely conservative I ins last night asked bar about restrictions on attendance at religious ceremonies because of the Corona virus pandemic. The attorney general pointed out that his Justice Department has been sending letters to state and local governments about religious freedom. And then he started talking about proposals for a national stay at home order. Let's take a listen. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint. This is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history. Now, the reaction of those comments was Swift. The highest ranking black lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Jim Clyburn, called those comments by bar among the most ridiculous tone deaf and awful things he's ever
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"The group you're affiliated with was among fifty progressive organizations that recently signed a letter to the Biden campaign asking that it turn the pages on nine eleven policies that have resulted in an endless cycle of war now joe. Biden has supported most of those policies over the years he voted for the Iraq war. Most of his senior foreign policy advisers are centrists who have been deeply involved in shaping many of those nine eleven policies. How comfortable are you with the Biden foreign policy team right now and what would you like to see changed? As, noted, demand progress led a coalition letter to add buying campaign and May. That was signed on to buy a know more than fifty national groups. It was really the the only and largest effort taken by the left. This was as soon as Senator Sanders left of the race trying to advocate what the campaign watt we want to see from from potential Biden administration in terms of calling on him to support diplomacy multilateral. And to the ramp agenda of militarization that we're seeing. As you know again, for decades, US foreign policy has really been focused on confrontation with perceived adversaries and doing. So has has militarized our response to global challenges and has really distorted our national security spending priorities. We specifically would like a commitment from the Biden campaign to support repealing the two, thousand, one, two, thousand, and two authorisation for use of military force. For Four. Right I mean Obama supported repealing it i. mean even trump has talked about repealing that's kind of a consensus view in foreign policy circles although nobody seems actually to have the gumption to actually do it. Yeah and. For US having those specific commitments is incredibly important. We also, as as you probably saw in that letter, the letter articulated ten specific principles that we'd want to see the Biden team commit to one of them was also supporting our reduction in the defense military budget. We're talking about a bloated budget that annually it's over seven, hundred billion. We also called on him to pro specific regime change broad-based sanctions. You know a commitment to support human rights centered foreign policy, and that means ending support for governments that violate human rights. We have objections to a number of folks in the Biden or policy orbit. That, you know opposed blocking sales of arms to. The UAE and as you know that's that's A. Major priority who are those who you object to shell foreign away is one in a row. Hanes is another because of her support, Abraham specifically for support and endorsement of torture she haswell's. Director and also for her role in working at Pailin tears since leaving the Obama Administration and Michele Flournoy as you know her consulting firm, the rule she had on her opposition again to blocking arms to Saudi when the vast majority of the Democratic Caucus was on the other end of that issue is particularly troubling press. Well, let's talk about some of those particulars like with Averill Hanes, for example. So working for pollen tear, what specifically did she do at Jalan tear that concerns you because my understanding is that she was largely if not exclusively involved in advising them on diversity issues bringing in more women, more minorities in large part because Pailin tear is A. Is a real kind of feeder company for the administration that way you would get more diverse national security staff as well. Presumably. I. Mean Frost. It's the fact that she was consulting for a company that has given this administration, the tools and ability to be able to deport countless undocumented immigrants tearing apart our immigrant communities. Associated with the Association as opposed to what she was specifically doing, and then on Gina Hassle who clearly is not someone I mean she also had an association with the Torture Program and that is your concern with her endorsing Gina Hospital for that because the alternative. I remember at the time that trump was considering tom cotton to be head of the. CIA, and at a certain point. Progressives are not going to get their CIA director. So the question is right I mean it was Gina. Hassle. The Best of not very good possibilities. Yeah and I've certainly heard those arguments. So at the time, I actually working at the Center for victims of torture and our organization took the lead on the nomination fight for Gina Hospital that the very first week that hassle was nominated is when April hanes came out publicly and support of her endorsed are her endorsement was noted in the media was cited on the website on White House. For us also that the rumors that Tom, cotton was someone that was an alternative to Gina they. Simply rumors. If he was going to be nominated he wasn't going to get confirmed and the coalition of organizations that were working to block do you no hassles nomination we knew that. So you know for us, it was incredibly important again to draw the line to say that someone who had an operational role and torture had absolutely no right to get promoted to become the director of the agency and frost particularly troubling to see someone from from the Obama Administration, you know your your letter called for a two hundred billion dollar cut in defense spending, which is a lot of money, but it's worth noting that trump although he. Is supported bigger. Military Budgets is actually taken steps to reduce US military presence and footprint around the world is cutting troops, US troops in Germany, for instance, in one start most of the Democratic Party has criticized him for these moves and in terms of its post. Russia Gate Critique as criticized trump for not being more robust in military aid to Ukraine. For instance, this was a major subject of on the grounds on which they impeached him. So how do you sort of process and view the democratic critique of trump for not being robust, enough robust sufficiently in confronting Russia and providing military aid to countries like Ukraine? Are criticizing this really in terms of when we're talking about. The, the amount of spending Yeah. The again, talking about the bloated Pentagon budget, our concerns has been that we need to reassess our priorities where we're talking about. Right now that you last has more than two, hundred, forty, thousand active duty and Reserve Simpson in what over one hundred, seventy countries. That SIS incredibly problematic even in the sense that trump has maybe taken some steps to try to indicate that perhaps he's supportive of scaling down our troops overseas or taking these steps up progressives would bind welcoming and supportive. I find that mainly as a just. Attempts by by trump to kind of distract us from from other national crises that are happening at is so our message has been very clear in terms of what we want to see from the next administration. He want to ensure that we're scaling back. We want to ensure that the next administration supports military restraint rebuts diplomacy a very fundamental shift in US foreign policy. We absolutely should not have a Pentagon budget annually that is over seven, hundred, billion dollars and I. Think you know that the rational progressive caucus most recently they put four set an amendment to the. National. Defense authorization. Bill and that was lag by represent Canon Lee and Senator Sanders in the Senate calling for ten percent cut which unfortunately failed. But we saw it as an encouraging efforts by members in the Democratic Caucus to talk about what we'd like to see in in terms of how we want to reassess our priorities you what was the response to the letter from the Biden Campaign? So the response to the letter immediately after we sent a letter, the vinyl team has actually set up regular six calls with a handful of our organizations. These calls are. Led by twenty, blink an and Vice President Biden and foreign policy team and do. A provided that opportunity to our organizations to engage the campaign on progressive foreign policy priorities on a regular basis.
Here’s who will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight
"The Democratic National Convention. Among the speakers taking part in the primetime virtual event, New York's Chuck Schumer and Alexandria Cossio Cortez. Former President Bill Clinton and former second lady Jill Biden. Correspondent Jim Rube tells us the kickoff had only a couple of hiccups. There were a few clunky moments. Good, innit? I'm Congressman Jim Clyburn. Here is start. Good evening. I'm Congressman Jim Clark burned here in historic Charleston, South Carolina. There were no major glitches or crashes in a presentation that while lacking energy and enthusiasm, still seemed to move forward. Tonight's theme is Leadership Matters, which was one of the themes on night one really with Americans peppered into the production to express their dissatisfaction with the current leadership. To be honest with you. I'm just frustrated Joe Biden is expected to be officially nominated tonight. At the virtual Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. I'm Jim Rope. In her keynote,
"jim clyburn" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Daily social distancing show. Thank you so much for taking the time at what is one of the busiest periods for top Democrats all around the country first things first many people refer to as the Biden whisperer and you will the person who is credited with turning his fortune around in helping him secure. South. Carolina and then moving him to victory on woods from that. Did you whisper anything to him about choosing Kamala Harris? Whispered to him about what is it do? In Determining Who is running mate should be. I did the answer whatever questions he asks me I. Give Him Positive. Positive Madison's about. Maybe a dozen people. And she was went up I told him on one occasion. My Hint says this am I hot says something else But has got to be your head and your heart. And you need to make that decision. So I never. gave him one over the. Now that Kamala Harris is the pick what is your head and your heart say see is. I believe. Complements him better than anybody else he is a very compassionate person and she is a very passionate person she has a the kind of debate skills are that I think will be needed in this campaign. Abiding those policy, it is good on policy But Biden is not the Kinda debater Kamla is and that is what you need in a VP candidate. Some wasn't go not just against the other the but against the policies that are being dictated and so I think that she is out there on policy in a way that's gonNA drive. Down up nuts. One thing that has to happen though in order for the Democrats to win this election is people have to come out and vote. One thing that's been really interesting is is when people polled. Have said that they're not excited for Joe Biden, but they definitely vote against Donald Trump you know Joe Biden is seen as a pragmatic choice as opposed to a passionate choice. Do you think come on the Harris shifts that and no you don't speak for all black people but somebody who has deep roots within the black community? Do you think that Kamala? Harris now affects how black people come out and vote for Biden in a way that maybe they didn't for Hillary. She does a real good job in moving. The needle on that quite a bit maybe not all the way where needs to go but I really believe in this campaign when these to convince her over we'll be over as a Thursday night. The Republican have air time next week. About Labor Day I think you're GONNA see people move into Joe Biden on policy. Rather. Than just to be against trump yes. Trump. Given us all. We need the vote against I am working very closely with my good friend Cedric Richmond who is coaching in the campaign and my protege in Congress and we're looking at how to make this campaign long about buying. We. Want people to vote for Biden and we're GONNA give them the reason they should vote for Biden they already have enough reason vote against trump. Let's talk a little bit about the voting. I know you've been passionate for most of your life about voting rights. America's in a really scary place right now, congressman where the November election is looming. Corona virus doesn't seem to be going anywhere and the post office seems to be in a place where it may not be able to fill the needs of Malin voters across the country. Looking at the move that just into Auden. Just announced in New Zealand do you see future or do you see any possibility where America's going to move the dates of their election or do you think that that's something that is fundamentally Eric that is fundamentally of America and it's not be done. congress sets the time for elections to take place now. That has been set for the Tuesday after the first Monday. In November, and that's what it is and this presented do nothing about that. He can't declare some kind of emergency. Take us to war something hope is got enough sense not to do something like that. So I think the election there could be another of the third but what happened saying to my democratic friends that we ought to declare if not officially, we ought to the Clare Amongst ourselves election muff October up to be elected mouth, and we all to dedicate ourselves to doing the faint of the necessary to give people to the polls. This president says he's all for a absentee voted he's just against mail-in voted well, absentee voting starts in most states, thirty days out is South Carolina on October. The fifth people will start voted absentee. Now we been leaving it up to people to do their own. This time we opted create the mechanism doing the month of October to get people voted absentee. So I'm asking my friends and my part. To dedicate this election year to John Lewis and demonstrate. Election activities throughout the month of October. So. Let me propose a horrible scenario that America has to consider. What if people do vote early, what if those votes get collected by the post office but then they're not delivered in time to the places they need to be delivered to, and what if those votes will now not countered by the places that are that have announced? They not going to count them if they don't come in by election day, you could have hundreds of thousands, even millions of votes that could shift the election that are not going to be part of the election. Do you think that's worth not moving an election for all or do you have a plan in place for what happens if the post office doesn't follow through on what people hopefully achieve? Plan in place in copies from Colorado the state of Colorado thanks got the best plan going, and it's not the relying on the post office people who use the post office fine you can but it's putting ballot boxes around town in various places, and it's getting people to vote in person absentee but in person. So yes, we can get around that show. We need to keep the post office gone because I think the post office is about more than voting. I think that this president is camouflaging. This activity remember the postal has been with us before we had a constitution. That's how I got wrapped into the constitution. And the post office. Is the, thread. The main thread that keeps the fabric of this country together. If, we pull that. Out of the fabric it comes apart. We have is our motto in this country E. Pluribus unum..
"jim clyburn" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Oh, here come the conspiracy theories that coming fast and furious Mike Russell in for the ringmaster about 28 minutes away from his shot at winning a grand. That's right. Give you a key where he text that in and you're in it to win. It's that easy, easy, breezy like that. Who can use a grant? Jim Clyburn, Jim Clyburn, You might remember the name Jim Clyburn as a U. S. Representative. South Carolina is 81 years old. He is the man credited with giving Joe Biden the big push in South Carolina. Have there in South Cadillac during the primaries, and you know right before that, and right after that happened, the DNC tapped everyone on the shoulder and said, Okay, it's your turn to drop out of the race. Sometimes. Numair, Pete. Okay, Tony New Club. Okay, just dropped out of the race. And it was Biden's so please understand. If you're a Democrat, you did not choose Joe Biden. They chose Joe Biden. So it might get that off your conscience. Okay. James Clyburn, Jimmy. Went on to team Z U dont like you do One of TM z. Teo talk about President Trump and his fear. That he is actually Hitler. Oh, no, no, wait. I think Putin's Hitler Trump is mostly I let's hear from him. Well, I think Israel, uh, believe it fact fact very clear. Hey, says he was on the farm with several times in Putin.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Elena. Congressman Jim Clyburn, a former school teacher, says his focuses on saving lives. I want them in the classroom. I want them to be educated, but I want them safe on Capitol Hill, Mike Emanuel Fox News, California health officials say a teenager has died from the virus. The safe first reported child death from covert, 1913 lived in the Central Valley and officials they other health conditions. May have been a factor hurricane warnings up from Boca Raton to the VA Lucien Rivard County line in Florida as spares down, most important thing people can do right now is just remain vigilant and pay close attention to local warnings and local news. Now's a great time to make your disaster supply kit if you haven't already covered Iran descent as the storm is expected to begin impacting the Carolinas early next week in a president Trump says that he will sign an executive order as soon as tomorrow to band the Chinese own video app Tic tac from the US over security fears. The president made the comments to reporters a short time ago aboard Air Force One The way back from Florida lawmakers have raised intelligence and privacy concerns about the company's ownership. America is listening to the news. From the Fox News Podcasts Network. The campaign with threadbare the latest Fox News polls show promising numbers for former vice President Biden in key states like Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida co founder and president of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevin. I mean, I think there's a broad swath of voters that are put off by the idea that Democrats be guesting on national TV that we actually should engage in the argument of whether or not to tear down statues subscribe and listen now by going to a fox news.
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?
"Campaign Campaign 2020. 2020. We We don't don't have have long long to to wait wait for for Joe Joe Biden Biden to to announce announce his his running running mate. mate. It's It's expected expected to to happen happen next next week. week. As As the the list list is is narrowed. narrowed. California California Democratic Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is considered a key contender. She's 66 chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. We talk about Bass with Washington Post political analyst and data columnist David Beiler, who has continued his Siri's looking at various potential Biden. Runningmate. Karen Bass would be governing choice rather than election choice. You know, she's a representative from California, California is not exactly a swing state so she doesn't have exactly those advantages. But her advantages would really come into play. Actually, when buying is in office so fast is widely known as someone who is a compromiser who sort of an incrementalist, not someone who is necessarily a purist, which really sets with Biden's governing style. He talks a lot about wanting to negotiate and compromise with the Republicans as much as possible. She is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. On DSO. Dominating paths would be a real nod to multiple different groups that have been important to the buying campaign. There's black women who are the most Democratic demographic group in the country. There are black congressional leaders like Jim Clyburn, who helped revive Biden's campaign when it was really on the ropes in late February of this year. Andi. She's someone who I think you've seen in recent interviews has some instincts that are a little bit Biden esque When asked about the defund the police slogan she sort of did to step that. I think you reminded me. A fine one was to say, I don't like defund the police as a slogan, which is smart because that collection of words does not pull well. At the same time, we're sort of able to say they're these elements of the plans that I support. And those are elements of the plans that her constituents like so she kind of has a lot of stylistic things and a lot of talents and abilities that I think makes her sort of governing pick if you well, you alluded to this about the fact that she's from California, and you're not gonna get a Republican victory in California at least on this level. Is that the one downside to abiding bass ticket or are there others? I think the other downside is that the vetting Been relatively minimal compared to some of the other candidates. Now, Obviously, the buying campaign is doing their own betting with every candidate right now, and you know, putting him through the paces and seeing if there's something going on That they wouldn't want on their ticket. But Bass within the last couple months has come under fire for remarks where she called Fidel Castro commandant and Hef and sort of had a tone that lot of other people. Democrats from Florida in particular did not appreciate so the question with passes. Is there more baggage? When you look at someone like Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? They've already been through the wringer and a presidential primary. Susan Rice has already gone through a Senate confirmation hearing. So the question with bass is also just Is there anything that you don't know that might be harmful, and the answer might be know that by knows everything and that there's nothing else there. But You know, there's some amount of risk in a pick that hasn't been in the public eye so much. David Beiler, political analysts and data columnist for The Washington Post, joining us on Skype.
US breaks daily record for Covid-19 cases 9 times in 1 month
"The state of our Union is also this morning terrified because there are more than three point, seven million corona virus cases in the United States in more than one hundred forty thousand Americans dead, and there is no friendly way to say this. This crisis is spiraling out of control with no indication. The president trump is going to try to do anything different to try to stop it in the last month the. The US beat its own daily record for new cases at least nine times and hospitals in states across the country are reaching capacity. Nothing would make me happier than to report to you this morning that president, trump and his administration are devoting every resource possible to defeating this pandemic, but not only is that not the case on Saturday? CNN learned that the White House is objecting to a Senate Republican. Push for more money for testing and contact tracing for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Autopsy: Rayshard Brooks' death considered homicide, shot twice in the back
"Autopsy report says the death of a black man shot by police in Atlanta was a homicide rate shard Brooks was shot twice in the back and died from organ damage and blood loss from those two gunshot wounds surveillance video shows the twenty seven year old Brooks taking an officer's taser during an attempted arrest at a Wendy's and then he fired a taser at officers as he ran away responded Boris Sanchez reports one officer then shot Brooks dead officer roles the policeman policeman who who fired fired those those shots shots has has been been terminated terminated officer officer Bresnan Bresnan who who first first responded responded to to the the scene scene he's he's on on administrative administrative duty duty of of course course Atlanta Atlanta police police chief chief Erika Erika shields shields I step down we're hearing the chance behind us the outrage and grief in the community and full display on CBS's face the nation New Jersey senator Cory Booker said it was an unjust use of deadly force in this situation I was a member of a new Jersey's largest city with the police department if one of my officers shot someone in the back while they were fleeing with a non deadly weapon that is unjust use of force and unacceptable to community standards Booker and others are now calling for change Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move for a democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of ratio R. Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they have already had to get down he had no weapon on the way they did think he was going to grow and Alison
Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta
"Calls for change now after another black man is fatally shot by a white police officer this time in Atlanta Seattle police chief Carmen best tells CBS's face the nation the problem must be solved we're going to change in policing we have to it has to be movement that involves everybody we need to re imagine and re figure out how we're gonna move forward democratic New Jersey senator Cory Booker also on CBS's face the nation do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable democratic South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn spoke out about the death of radar Brooks telling CNN he was drinking fell asleep in the wind this drive through and they've already paid to get down he had no weapon on him where did they think he is going to grow anti racism demonstrations
Anti-Racism Protests: Outcry After Shooting In Atlanta
"In Atlanta a police officer has been fired the police chief has resigned and protesters set fire to a Wendy's drive thru restaurant where ray shard Brooks a black man was fatally shot by Atlanta police Friday night more black lives matter protests are planned in southern California today where a second black man was found dead hanging from a tree last week housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson tells ABC news this week all shops sides should be heard we need to listen to the police as well as to the protesters we need to look at what is happening in these communities were protests are going on house majority whip Jim Clyburn says no one will D. funds police as some activists are demanding the highest ranking African American in Congress says police have a role to play that must be restructured and re
Protests held in Palmdale, California, after black man found dead hanging from a tree
"Lives matter protests are planned in southern California today where a second black man was found dead hanging from a tree last week housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson tells ABC news this week all shops sides should be heard we need to listen to the police as well as to the protesters we need to look at what is happening in these communities were protests are going on house majority whip Jim Clyburn says no one will D. funds police as some activists are demanding the highest ranking African American in Congress says police have a role to play that must be restructured and re imagined
Protests held in Palmdale, California, after black man found dead hanging from a tree
"Black lives matter protests are planned in southern California today where a second black man was found dead hanging from a tree last week housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson tells ABC news this week all shops sides should be heard we need to listen to the police as well as to the protesters we need to look at what is happening in these communities were protests are going on house majority whip Jim Clyburn says no one will D. funds police as some activists are demanding the highest ranking African American in Congress says police have a role to play that must be restructured and re imagined
Clyburn: I 'cringed' at Biden 'you ain't black' comment but compare him 'to the alternative, not the Almighty'
"One of Joe Biden's key congressional endorser saying that he cringed at the former vice president's comments last Friday on the African American vote congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina giving the Biden campaign a pivotal endorsement before that state's primary today he reacted to by this comments on ABC but first here's part of that breakfast club programme in the comments made last Friday by the likely democratic nominee Joe Biden listen you got to come see it when you come to New York VP Biden well it's a long way into November we got more questions you got more questions I tell me if you have a problem figuring out where you're for mayor trump and you ain't black they don't have to do is drop it has to do with the fact I want something for my community I would love to see a record extending the voting rights twenty five years I have a record that is second to none the N. double ACP is endorsed me every time I run the war I mean come on take a look at the record yeah I've been critical you I have a few things I want to talk to you about I know yeah you don't know me no I don't that's going to get to know you today when you get to know you today only talking about mostly black stuff I get overwhelming support from the black leadership young and old every poll shows me way ahead and black people save your political life in the primaries this year they have things they want from you and one of them is a black woman running mate what what do you say that what I said is that man's that I'm not a knowledge and anybody who's being considered but I guarantee you there are multiple black women being considered we see more clearly now in a in a black majority county are six times more likely to die in the pandemic from the White County are disproportionately uninsured African disproportionate make up their central jobs in that that they can't do at home the rest of our lives every day I'm not enough that from a radio talk show program last Friday with Joe Biden and today the house democratic whip Jim Clyburn within this reaction on ABC's the view I always think it's a mistake why folks want to sellers and think their home they did talking to friends and stuff because they just go out on a little on edge so when you heard this what what was your response to the comments thank you very much for having me on no question about that isn't there are you know it's all men Nardin is from South Carolina as well in fact here my why is my late wife share the same home town of Moncks corner we hung out together last homecoming at South Carolina state so I'm doing very well and know his job is your job isn't Mister buttons and he does that very well in this instance where your did not and do as well as I'd hoped respondent but I will say this I go about my business every day Aaron Joe Biden to the alternative not the oil market is not a perfect person you know there was talk soon now this is in doubt is determined I feel but it should be the next president of the United States and I do that by comparing the candidates to each other not to the almighty this is these are his words and his apology but basically shouldn't have been so cab cavalier he said during the interview like what he says he probably you know I was on hold on the stock in he does not take the black vote for granted he said also what do you say to African American voters who feel that they have been offended by this remarkable how do you what do you say to them look it's not a perfect person all of us in this program I'm a great admirer will be Goldberg Montero long long time I remember a few times yeah I was a little bit scared isn't our house in our own way of saying thanks I'm doing all and so we sometimes say things we do not agree with me and they come out a little bit wrong and that's what happened here I think all of us no joke but I'm not sure that I'm doing he knows me he knows there are very few minutes well I've done a lot of stuff written about and over the years and I would not have supported him if I do not think he was best suited to be the next president Yasser is just that
Pelosi to Form Committee to Track Coronavirus Response, $2 Trillion Stimulus
"So what there's two committees in another incident outside of there's there's two committees they want Nancy Pelosi wants one that would have to be voted on by the house by the way they have to approve the select committee shorts it led by Jim Clyburn whose way indoors Joe Biden so he's directly involved wasn't a climber who said that you take advantage of a moment like this yep and this way you can get things you want to reshape the concept of a pandemic is quote gives the Democrats called a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision this committee would overlook how the spending was done because they've got some concerns about the corporate side of this meeting which is actually the smaller side of this the studio said we talk about the big corporations and then Adam Schiff wants a second committee of course focusing on the intelligence side that would mean him right to look at this when the pandemic is over as I said because I think most of believe president trump still will get reelected and they will like to they would like to try and figure out a way to impeach him again keep about I know I was not a joke I see that as a direct move to try and come up with another reason to pass articles of impeachment against president trump if Democrats retain control of the house after the November elections
Pelosi announces new House committee on Coronavirus
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is forming a special select committee to ensure that coronavirus stimulus money is spent efficiently early stages in the store to help an economic emergency as we confront the corona virus epidemic the committee will be chaired by South Carolina Democrat Jim Clyburn the house
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"He wasn't senior so I spent a lot of time. He was the good news about him was he was a thoughtful guy who really cared. I mean He. He had an hour to talk about the the fate of the world and he was pretty. Well read but I did not think I'M GONNA get in trouble here but he was. I didn't think he was the brightest bulb back. Then I just didn't i. Maybe I'm a SNOOTY urinating little journalists which. I'm sure I was so this is partly my fault but I. I just didn't think he was quick. I just didn't think he was clever or bright. I mean compared to say Gary Hart who I run into a fellow. Junior senator who is quick quick quick quick. I just didn't think he was A good good person. Yes but not that quick. So That's interesting because when you watch him today on the debate stage where he's a fades at times it's all day. I don't think it's all that you think it was always this way. I think he was missing. The you know he's what stumbling had verbal stumbles he has his. I think there's a medical term for logorrhoea which is needed talk too much. Have you ever watch I? I used to watch Danny. He'd probably to judicial confirmation hearings. Oh my God area just to sit through. You saw this and I did too not as much as you but I remember. I can't remember which just as it was. He wouldn't shut up he just he'd got on this kind of logorrhoea. Kinda diarrhea of the mouth. He just couldn't stop. I was at a four hour dinner just me in Biden in the executive part of a private jet on the way to Libya and he did talk for four hours. We're going to get to that in another soda. That's a whole show cast but it dinner. It is extraordinary. There are people who say I don't know if this is true but people who say that it is in some ways related to the stuttering because he has a chronic stutterer when he was young to overcome you overcome it and the way you overcome. It is by just talking through the problem. This is I find sympathetic and at this is the admirable job. Bud Guy Overcomes Obstacles toughs it out and the idea of him overcoming Stutter by VIBE. Willing himself to talk a lot. I loved that job. I thought the most moving thing I've seen a biden in this campaign was and this was when I think it was after New Hampshire. Maybe when he was kind of left for dead it was a CNN townhall And someone in the audience asked him a question about stuttering. I think someone who'd been a stutter and it was. It was incredible. So empathetic so moving. And you know a calm and I think that's authentic but also the retail politics that he practices is really amazing to so He's a he's a complicated guy and a lot of his. He has extraordinary political talents and then he has these these flaws. He's human. How does he Hold UP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP in general poor that's It makes me nervous. I mean I think I in the school. That trump is a genius. I know everybody thinks is a blithering idiot. But I don't I listen to him. He's a great talker he speaks. I mean he's only ten vocabulary words. It's a very narrow but I think he's a genius talk into a large section of the American people and I'm always reading the newspaper. The New York Times the first three paragraphs of what an idiot and a fool areas and then they will quote a little bit of think. Well actually pretty convincing and maybe not true but it's convenient. He's a great demagogue so he's a fearful competitor and I worry as a poem now. Disclosing them obviously Biden partisan here. But that he's GonNa trip and fall when he's up against a guy who's that good at demagoguing he just I don. I don't think back to I said earlier. I just don't think binds that quick and I didn't see him stubbing his toe. I agree I mean I think first of all I mean trump everybody will make such allowances for trump on all grounds and we expect him to say things that are screamingly false and distorted so if he does so in a debate. You know what's new about that? Yeah but by always be one gaffe away from disaster. We will all be waiting you know. So so there with his wife watching Joe's victory speech on Tuesday night and they're white knuckle. The okay quit now. Stop Joe You're good enough. Get off the stage. You know this kind of it makes you nervous at least large confusing his wife and his sister which was not a great story career saying it can be kind of winning and humbling and kind of dear but it can also be nerve racking to seem spit spit a sentence out in so. I fear that in a debate. He will get his feet tangled up. Well that's Going to keep everybody up late at night. I suppose going into this election but you know one thing which we can all expect is and we're already seeing signs of this. Trump people will keep coming back at Biden over Bris MMA hunter Biden and the corruption issue. And I just don't know if that to what degree that cuts in part because not because there are some legitimate questions there about Hunter Biden which I think there are. I mean he had no business taking that position on the board and Biden. Should've had the wherewithal to tell his son. Stay out of it. I'm in charge of Ukraine policy. You can't be making money off of what I'm doing in government but that said the corruption charge maybe doesn't cut as much with Biden as it did with Hillary Clinton because Biden doesn't seem that's not part of the narrative of what people say about. Joe Biden his Venal. You know his his messed up son made a stupid mistake but he's not I think there's going to be if if the trump campaign and trump himself comes at Biden with this I think there is going to be a very powerful moment at some point whether it's in a debate or in some other setting when Biden is going to say I lost my baby girl. I lost my wife. I only have one son left. What do you think? I'm GONNA DO TO THAT SON. You think I'm GonNa throw him under the under the bus and I think it's I think it's going to. It's not like trump sons. Don't have a few. Yeah yeah there are plenty there. Well anyway this has been a great discussion and Illuminating not just on your grandfather but also on Biden as well so great to talk to you guys all.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"I would point out that while I have not achieved many of the things I cared most about. I come nearer hitting the nail on the head of what? The people would adopt later than most candidates for president or other office. I Know Don Quixote it tilting at windmills when I was the pioneer on so much social legislation as the country now has that was norman. Thomas the Socialist Party candidate for president six times starting in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight. You were talking there on a firing line with William F Buckley in one thousand nine hundred sixty six making the point. That much of what? He advocated when he ran for president. In the Nineteen Twenties Thirties and forties would later be adopted by Congress and Future Presidents Worth. Remembering with all the talk about socialism in America and what the dangers could be. We are joined now by our old news. We colleague Evan. Thomas the grandson of Norman. Thomas the Socialist Emon welcome back to skulduggery great evacuees guys so when you hear your grandfather talking about how. He was a man ahead of his time in terms of pressing for social legislation. That would later be adopted. What's your reaction it's true. I mean he was just pushing for the welfare state and they got it. He was unpopular because socialism. The word socialism felt wrong to Americans in the nineteen thirties especially when FDR was offering the new deal and so he was considered to be a radical dangerous radical by some So he never got more than he got less than a million votes. I mean he got buried by FDR. He didn't think. I think I finished his high water. Mark and those six elections was two point two percent so he just got wiped out and so he was not politically successful in fact. Fdr said during the norm as. You're not a good politician in my grandfather answered. Well that's why you're sitting on that side. Does I'm sitting on this politician. But he was right about the welfare state I mean he was. He could see it coming. You know we're talking about child. Labor laws slum clearance housing for the poor and civil rights too. He was way ahead of the curve. Yeah I got here. The Socialist Party platform in nineteen thirty. Two which I think was the second time he ran for president. And you know by today's standards. It's pretty Milk does in a way compulsory system unemployment compensation with adequate benefits based on contributions by the government employers old age pensions for men and women health and maternity insurance improve systems of workmen's compensation adequate minimum wage laws the enforcement of constitutional guarantees of economic political and legal equality for the Negro Vote Socialist Man. It's all there so it. All it all got adopted eventually slowly but with one important exception he was also in favor of nationalising large industries the railroads and steel and all that that was a wrong. Wrong oh I mean. Fortunately we didn't do that and that would have been a mistake. So he was was pressured in some areas but on this area of nationalizing great sectors of the economy. I don't think he was right about that. And even Denmark the country that we all WanNa be is is pretty good about free market stuff but even Bernie Sanders not more recently but earlier in his career was in fate. When he was mayor and Burlington he was in favour of nationalizing. The public utilities are what are now ladies but were then mostly private nationalizing the oil industry and he moved away from that as well so you you knew him as a as a kid live near you tell us a little bit about him and he how how he came to be the six time socialist president a presidential candidate. He got there through religion. He was the son of a very strict. Presbyterian minister that believed in heaven and Hell and so it around. Nineteen hundred one. My grandfather was a theological student in deciding that he didn't really in the literal interpretation of the Bible. It left a hole in his heart. I mean once you don't believe in the Virgin Birth the resurrection and all that stuff I mean. What do you believe in? He's looking for a new ISM and it really came up through war in World War One. The church was he was by then an ordained minister. Though the Church was pro war he thought that was wrong and he thought the church was was kind of not paying enough attention to the poor and the dispossessed he was working in settlement house work in New York and really kind of crummy areas and so he felt church. Really not only did he not believe in the resurrection. Buddy also didn't believe that they are on the side of the poor and that they are on the wrong side on the war. All those things drove him into the arms of the Socialist Party which was anti war and pro poor people and so that was the road he took to get. There wasn't a thought it was on the wrong side of the way he was a pacifist pacifists during World War on December eighth nineteen forty one. He he changes tune on although his my namesake Evan. His brother remained a pacifist. Even a World War Two so the hardcore pacifists stick stuck with it but my grandfather didn't I mean he wants America been attacked. He was pro war and he was anti-communist as well. It is a little complicated because you think of Ms Pinko Socialist. But actually he was an early anticommunist because he saw that the Russians were selling snake oil and that they were really not good for individual rights. This is a little confusing from a guy who believes in state control but he was also a very big he was a founder of the ACLU and World War One. I mean back when Woodrow Wilson was thrown individual rights into the trash can free speech and all that my grandfather was. Roger Baldwin was started was that I called the National Civil Liberties Union but it became the American Civil Union so he was on on that side early on and he saw that the Kami the real commies the Russian commies or dictators and running secret prisons and so he was early. Trotsky Leon Trotsky said about my grandfather. He was a socialist as a result of a misunderstanding. What was the misunderstanding? He didn't get the dictatorship of the proletariat far but you you mentioned the ACLU. And I when I was reading up a little bit on your grandfather. There was an interesting split between Norman. Thomas and the ACLU because apparently I didn't realize this the ACLU actually supported Roosevelt's internment of the Japanese during World War. Two and your father was very much against it and Grandma's a strong civil libertarian. The ACLU for much of it in the forties and fifties was very wimpy. They didn't stand up to Joe. Mccarthy they were a week organization and they went along with Japanese interment. My grandfather's everlasting credit. He was one of the few voices and there were very few in nineteen forty two. Who said we cannot do this? We can't follow the Japanese into Internment Camps Edmark cut-rate determined camps. That was a very minority. Point of view Walter Lippmann all the big press. Everybody was so scared about the Japanese invasion that they were saying what in the Supreme Court Karma to said that You know you can do this. And a very very few people the. Us Attorney General was against it and a few people my grandfather but it was a small group. So you mentioned before that even though your grandfather's platform was not all that radical certainly when you look at it by today's standards the word. Socialism was a no no in the nineteen thirties. But I'm just wondering from today's perspective after Bernie Sanders not pretty lacklustre performance on Super Tuesday. If that isn't still the case. Oh I think it is. I think for older people like us because we remember I'm sixty nine about to be sixty nine. We remember when it was a kind of a scary word because it was associated with the Russians and state control and it got mixed in with all those things got a bad name in Great Britain where the Labor Party drove Great Britain off the edge of a cliff. So socialism didn't do all really. It was a economic Downer now since then these northern European countries have done pretty well with a modified version of socialism. So we're now looking at Sweden and Denmark and particularly Finland and thinking you know. Hey maybe socialism young people especially with and even people like me are thinking maybe that kind of so democratic socialism is not so bad as long as you don't screw too much with free markets that you gotta let capitalism go but the idea of having a big welfare state. This is a particularly appealing to young people. Like my own children. When we think about global warming you're going to have to have a big government footprint to do anything about global warming to do something about climate change the government's going to have to get involved big time and so that's one reason why. Socialism is not scary to young people. I agree I think the story here is Bernie. Sanders inability to win the Democratic nomination. We're hasn't happened yet but looks like that's where it's going is not a measure of how these ideas in our culture are not resonating. I think the fact that he got as far as he has suggests that younger people they really are resonating. I know that's true with my my kids as well as you say it's a split. I mean look. He did great with young people. Young people didn't really turn out as much as he thought they would But agree it's really there with young people. I feel with my own kids. You know this this big movement for a you know not just Bernie but but All that You know that that's on the other hand and this goes to Mike. Point older people not voting for Bernie and part of that is a memory. That socialism is sketchy. Were to them. If you're over the age of sixty five you can remember when socialism was was very the word. Socialism was enough to get my make my grandfather lose thirty two one so do you see Bernie Sanders as the air to your grandfather or are there differences in style and temperament that are worth noting the big differences in style and temperament yes Bernie. Sanders seems ordinary and angry all the time. Just hot an angry all the time if you watch My grandfather who we jokingly used to refer to as the red terror now if you watch him on on these clips you know. There's a more benign cast to him. He's a gentler soul. There's more of a merry twinkle. He could do this booming Isaiah Jehovah's stuff he had a big voice and he could he could lay on the moralism pretty thick but it was with that and always with that kind of gentleness that you don't see much from Bernie Bernie's just angrier than my grandfather was so switching gears a bit to the guy who looks right now like he's likely to be the nominee Joe Biden. You've been watching him for years. You're not quite as old as he but I covered them for a while. Yeah Allahabad because this is due date me in the early nineteen eighties. I covered Congress for Time magazine and in those days. Time magazine was important enough that a US. Senator was actually glad to see you. And he was a junior. Us senator but he was on foreign relations. I spent a Lotta time hanging around and Joe. Biden's office talking about the fate of the world because in those days reporting could get in to get in the door and he wasn't..
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Giving US another For years you're talking about if Bernie Sanders were to become the nominee would be a replay of George McGovern in one thousand nine hundred. This is what I feel. Now like Bernie. I'M GONNA have a problem with. I have a problem with these holiday. But I'm the majority whip and I kind of enjoy being majority whip and Anadolu Nothing. I was born with a certain book. Birthright German Arte political process giving me that status when you Endorsed or guest before you endorse you famously. Gave Biden at critique of his campaign and it has been described as effectively tough love. You were tough about what he needed to do. And how the campaign needed to change itself a tell us about your conversation with Biden. What part of a district with? You is what Molly I've said he knew very well. Forget motorcycle him than it has for me. And that's it with him this whole technique and I said as is the reason Medicine and I'm the son of one for each sermons in threes their sermons in threes. And not just a father son holder goes is all about what people remember what they can feel and I just told him that thought that his mission was fine platform great but people are not feeling him there were hearing him but not feeding them and you cannot develop that feel unless you connect with people looking at them and I just said to him. I want you no matter what the question is. Break it down in threes. Let them know what you Alexi would mean for them what it would mean for their families and what would mean for their communities. Just keep that those three things in mind so if the bait and someone asked a question by those three things how would it impact the person personally? How would it? Impact the person's family. How would it impact? The person's committed so that's basically and I just think that I went through some examples without talking about just his platform. Let's take healthcare Bit for the care and he is wedded to the fall. Came back so am I. He wants to see it. Move to the next level the public option so am I and I said to him. Look the civil rights that everybody talks about came to us of a eight year period. We pass back in nineteen sixty four. We didn't get voted to six five thousand Lonzo. Sixty within the outlaw discrimination. The public sector in applauded until Nineteen seventy-two so over eight year period keeps in the voting rights. So you got to send. We've got it for care now. We're going to try to get the public option Next and we may eventually get to a medicare for all but the system cannot absorb that and people understand that in one fell swoop. And so that's okay. So Joe Biden still has to win the nomination and then he's got a if he does go on and defeat Donald Trump and it's not going to be a cakewalk. I want to get into that in the second. One last question on the endorsement a lot of people have been wondering what if any role President Obama may have played behind the scenes rumors about conversations. He may have had. I just wanted to on the record here. Did you have any conversations with President Obama about the Biden nomination? Absolutely not okay so you have not spoken about absolutely okay. Do you think he ought to endorse in the primary? Would you want to see him? Do that endorsed Biden at the proper time. Probably should if we're going to bring this together. I think he's a pod. Bring it together but not today but which is. But but before Milwaukee now things are not until the. Walk it yeah. I'm sorry. I'm thanking Michigan. Michigan is before the before the Democratic convention. Should Barack Obama endorsed presumably? He would endorse our thanks. So you would like look this whole notion about having the brokered convention. Here's the problem. We agreed to do some things and this is a real problem. I have with the way we even do these primary elections. We're in the same. We're in because we allow our remember February. We never until last time around me created this primary window when our started the legislature said. We're going to be I no matter what you can go all the way back to December if you want to and we put ours in November. I think it's time for us to look at our part and said the hour. You're not your great state which is not a reflection of the demographics of our Party Surgical have gaunt number one half two number ones. Well let me talk about not being a IRA not being a reflection of this country but as the party. Okay right right okay. But this Democratic primary field expectation is Elizabeth. Warren we'll get out. You've got two white men who are almost eighty years old and in the general election. You'll have three. So what do I have to only one of those Septuagenarians going to survive too? Well sure right now I I still. I've got two teenage daughters at home And they're looking at this race and these look at these old white men and their you know. How do I tell them? This is progress well material with us. There's people like me said this. I don't care I'm nine years beyond the prominent I ask everybody. Would you rather have an old Thurgood Marshall sitting on screen or Young Clarence Thomas? That other two so Biden looks pretty good position right now. Do you expect this race to be over in the next couple of weeks? I would hope it would be Close a conclusion because as I said earlier be living on some rules that we need to get serious about doing out on a super McGovern Commission back in Nineteen after the nineteen seventy convention. And that's why I tell people all the time. You're the study bit. Devolution of this and you know why our system is so bad we need to change this because this thick retina the rules say. I cannot vote on the first round. If you go to the convention they took away The unplaced delegates again. No unplaced delegate. You'll give us that name. We didn't give out. Okay now. I'm unplaced all right now. I only get a chance to vote if it goes to a second ballot. So you're telling me we built into our rules a brokered convention now. So it's not broken if I can't vote into the second round that's what I get a chance to vote. Let me be brokering right. Look everybody in the Biden. Camp is breathing much better today than they were a week ago. But there's GonNa be a ferocious general election battle. Assuming Biden is the nominee and. I want to read you something. That Fox News is Tucker. Carlson was saying just last night about Biden to the cynical and darkly clever people who run the Democratic Party Biden's fading intellect is not a handicap. It's an opportunity. Joe Biden is weak. He's getting weaker. Ask anyone who knows or watch them carefully over the past. Fifty Years Biden is noticeably. More confused now than he was even last spring when he entered the race. Why is this good news for the democratic establishment in Washington because it means they can control him? This is going to be the critique of Joe Biden going forward from Fox News and the Republicans. Just watch what we do. The trump going forward. You Tell Zoom. I've told you I don't know what my potest do but I've done. Well no what I'm GonNa do and I'm GonNa tell you I won't be alone. We are going to play that game. But we're gonNA play it better. Tell us how you gonNA play that game. Look at the facts. Here's a guy who gives us through the Union contract Washington Post. Ho thirty one lives in the state of the union with everyone of these lies about half of them. The other side standing up cheering. Just think about that. Thirty second video with an obvious lie. Put the screen and watching all the Republicans stand up and cheer and zero in on the face of Mitch McConnell in this campaign for reelection down in Kentucky. Oh Yeah I got some great ideas as to how to play that game. Come the November elections. And I think I know how to play better than they do all right. So we're we're I think we're getting to that point in this campaign When people are GonNA legitimately start asking about veepstakes And so I want to know whether you think Joe Biden ought to pick a An African American running mate. A black woman perhaps What would you like to see him do in terms of a running mate doubt? Very seriously that you'll see Democratic slate this year without a woman on it should it be a person of color. I love for the person of color. Who's your new have a candidate? And that I'm not telling you mature attitude Comma Harris Abram Georgia or California but either of those. It'd be it'd be a woman I'm not. Yeah DOWN TO THOSE TWO. Have you have you? Have you discussed this with With Vice President Biden not not discussing. Vp's him congressman. You're known as a person who Speaks for civility in public life. So I want to ask you about some remarks that Senate Minority Leader. Schumer said yesterday outside the Supreme Court. I want to tell you gorsuch I wanna tell you cavenaugh you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price you won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions. Was that an appropriate thing for Senator Chamois. So the expedition if as reported. That's what is intent. Was that would not be an appropriate thing to say. I saw the explanation. I think it was a poor choice of words and talking about the Supreme Court or any other the explanation from Senator Schumer's office as he was talking about the price Senate Republicans would pay. But that's not what he said he right cabinet and given where the the tone of rhetoric in this country and what we hear from the president on almost a daily basis. Do you think that Senator Schumer ought to say something a little more forthright? Maybe get out there and apologize for those remarks about him will sometimes use a bit of probably Say thanks we should. We not acknowledge that when we do well. I'M GONNA leave it up to him I have my politics where I want to let him. Manley is but The fact remains rhetoric on both sides. Get too heated. Sometimes right and this would be an example of that. I'm not saying that. Yeah I mean look speak from us. I'm all right going forward. I understand You know the Biden wanted you to go to Michigan but you need some rest but will you be out there on the campaign trail in the forthcoming primary absolutely. I am book two of my daughters. I have three of them have said they detected stuff in my speech in in my eyes get some rest and I look back over the last couple of weeks and I have been going pretty pretty good so I just thought that I would give some risk this weekend. We we gotta let you get you out of here because you've got vote Up but I got one last question I know you have worked closely in the past with Senator Sanders. You worked on on some healthcare legislation. You guys asked right. Do you. Admire him there things about Senator Sanders that you admire sure. Yeah sure I love my grandson. He's twenty five years old. That endorsed Mayor Pete directly and was in his ads. So this is not personal with me. this is what I feel. The country needs at this particular torture and this is about who I think would be best suited to be president. So it's got nothing to do with personal Who then take anything personal with me. Thank you so much Carson Clyburn. We're really happy to have you on the show and good. Good luck out there on the campaign trail. Well thank you guys very much for having me. Thank you very good shortly after. We taped this podcast. Senator Schumer retracted. His comments. About Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and cavenaugh saying I should not have used the words used yesterday. They didn't come out the way I intended to also right after this. Podcast senator warn dropped out of the presidential race..
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Amanpour
"Now. Congress is working to forge a multi billion dollar spending package to fund the US Corona Virus Response and the crisis is hitting it a busy time for house. Democrats who preparing for the massive Super Tuesday primary that will see fourteen states go to the polls on Tuesday. The Democratic presidential race may be shaping up into a battleground between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. The former vice president rocketed to first place offer an extraordinary showing in South Carolina. This weekend a victory. That does a lot if not all to the endorsement of my next guest. South Carolina Congressman and House Majority Whip. Jim Clyburn Congressman. Welcome to the program or thank you very much for having so listen. I just want to ask you first. Are You satisfied with the package that you preparing to deal with this outbreak? You just heard Dr Offit who put it in quite I think. Sort of comforting context but you. Are you confident that the government in all its aspects is rising to the occasion right now? I'm not sure about that. We are in negotiations on the house. Side we're hopeful That we can get something a terms of money to agree on this this week. and We saw dissatisfied A little bit within the Gaucher's since The White House as asked with something in the name of one point two billion dollars. We don't think that's near enough. We would like very much to reach agreement with our Republican colleagues this week and get something in the order of six to eight billion dollars out the door directly on this. Let's move onto to the presidential race. Are you sort of your modest man? But are you accepting the plaudits that your endorsement and your passion you know for for this case really as Joe Biden says basically brought him back from the brink of oblivion well appreciate vice president and all of the Think I had something to do with it. I tried very hard to do what I think is in the best interest of the conference. The country you know a sophomore the issues that we discussed house in Healthcare Energy Whatever it is overarching in this discussion. As far as I'm concerned is what I like to call the goodness of this great country. I do believe that that is something. We take a hard look at not just as it relates to each other inside the country but as we as a country relate to the rest of the world the bombastic kind of attitudes that people bring to the political process is something that. I don't think is doing us in a real good vice-president Biden has history of getting along with people on both sides of the aisle people irrespective of what their stations in life may be. I worked very closely with him For a couple of dozen years I know him very well. He has what I think is necessary to set our country back. On course bring people back together. This country is too divided and is divided along ritualized gender lines class lines. This to me is idiotic. We need somebody in. The White House withdrew step outside of these without call nause alice and onto a stage a bringing people together all right. And that's why I've gone as far as I have with the job. I okay but you've also said I mean he's your friend you you're bagging him that actually his campaign needs to be seriously retooled. You're not going to sit idly by and you've said this and watch mismanagement of the campaign and five Biden sort of you know agreed with you and admitted as much When he was talking on Sunday Programs. Listen He's right about the fundraising but for example just last night we raise five million dollars on line. We've raised about eighteen million dollars so far just this month. Things are beginning to change. And he's right and I to his council and I think he and I listen this council relatives of how I can get better as well. So how'd you think he's got to get better to compete properly on Super Tuesday and do think that you know? South Carolina was maybe a flash in the PAN and it might not re materialize on Super Tuesday. What is your prediction very well on Super Tuesday? I was up in North Carolina last night. I maybe in Virginia later today. I think he's going to do well in North Carolina in Virginia Alabama Mississippi Texas. And I think we want supplies and people in California as well so I don't think South Carolina was a flashing the Pan. I think a lot of people were waiting to see whether or not he would come to life in South Carolina and he did Ah Come to great life in South Carolina and I think That was the LACI PAT. I said in the outset the what I was trying to do is to create a surge to go into fourteen states and I think one of the territories as well so let me. Just move a little bit away from this particular. It's relevant. Obviously Joe Biden was in Selma over the weekend for the bloody Sunday Commemorative March of fifty five years ago. Your great friend and congressman and colleague. John Lewis had his skull broken fifty five years ago when he was actually at that March across the bridge and here is what he said he went there. Despite the fact that he's battling stage four pancreatic crisis and he went there and gave an impassioned speech. Let's just remind of you what he said this weekend down bridge somehow and someway God Almighty we cannot give up. Now can I give in keep? The faith is on the prize squad and vote like we never voter before always the civil rights leader and really going out there to use this as a political to two people to vote. What how did you feel emotionally and politically watching him? Make that effort given his his illness. John Lewis and Have been friends for over fifty years. We first met in October. Nineteen sixty when we were working together forming what became known as the student. Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Snick John and I back then never ever word or feel fearful about the country. We'll always apprehensive about whether or not we were doing the right thing so I understand why he says we never should give up. We got to vote as he said like we never had before because he like I fear for today I'll talk to John. A Lot We sit on the floor sometimes and reminisce. We talk about how we went out to challenge the system wondering whether or not we were doing the right but never fearing that. The country would respond in In the proper way today he is faithful. I'm fearful I talk to people all over my congressional district. They are absolutely frighten. Wonder whether or not this democracy will survive and we are get an active in this campaign because we think that there are some ominous signs developing in the political process. That we've gotta get engaged. We gotta make sure that people go out and vote. Bhagat to restore dignity to the White House. We got the floor the respect around the nation that this country has lost in recent reason days. And we've got the restore hope and faith in the American people congressman. Obviously John Lewis. Just explain what you're saying. People must come out and vote like they've never voted before but that requires is inspiration and as we've seen this democratic race the most inspirational candidate has been on the democratic side Bernie Sanders. He's the one who's drawing the massive rallies on the young people huge Latino and Latina votes. What do you think do you think no matter who wins on Tuesday that it should become a two person race? Do you think the others if they don't get at least a certain ratio should follow. What may Buddha judges down and pulled out and pull out of the Super Tuesday I think after Super Tuesday everybody I'll take stock. Everybody will look at for their stand. What needs to be done with? Our Party. Needs to leave Go into this cap then and how we other reactive each other. I don't know that we should run the risk of staying divided all the way up to the convention go to the Convention and have a real knock down drag out fight. I've been to those. I remember nineteen seventy two. I was on the convention floor when we had that kind of a fight and George McGovern was nominated and a lot of people felt very energized After that process but we lost all but one state. What we've got to do is think about what is trying to do. A respective of where you are on the spectrum what would be as John said In his speech cheap your eyes on the prize and the prize is the White House. So let's not lose sight of that right. I think people are looked at the results in South Carolina. Joe Biden won all across the board. The stuff about he cannot get the youth vote he got the youth vote in South Carolina. People are inspired by him. He may not be the most inspired speaker. But here's the record. That's the most inspired and that to me is what really matters. Okay I have to ask you one last brief question if it ends up a two person race and then if it ends up Bernie Sanders. Who is kind of the McGovern that you're talking about and raising that Specter? Will you support him? And Will you get people out to vote like? They've never voted before if he's the nominee absolutely is head and shoulders above the current occupant of sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue. I don't believe that we are in dire need of any better candidates. I just believe that when it comes to who is best suited to take on the current president. I just think as Joe Biden all right. I think there are other people who suited as well. But if I got a guy who I think two or three points better than the rest I'm going with the best. Okay that's all right congressman. Thank you so much for joining US tonight. Burnt you forever now. On Saturday. The United States signed a deal with the Taliban that it hopes will finally end America's longest war in Afghanistan this the president trump. We are going to be leaving and we're going to be bringing our soldiers back home. We've been there for almost twenty years long time. We've done a great job in terms of getting rid of terrorists. Now it's up to other countries to get rid of those terrorists. The United States is being there since just after nine eleven eighteen years ago but the new deal is already hitting major. Roadblocks Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani expressed serious reservations about the timetable for a prisoner swap. Which is a key part of the deal while the source says? The Taliban is divided over the quote reduction in violence that it promised next week. The Afghan government will finally start negotiating face to face with the Taliban so with me to discuss. This is utterly Roz Afghanistan's ambassador to the United Nations. Welcome to the program Ambassador Thank you. So what can you tell us? Do you believe this initial deal in preparation for face to face. Talks between your government and the Taliban is a good step forward it absolutely is because it's a country we have been in war for quite some time and I was raised and born in war and We all understand what exactly means to to lose your.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on Amanpour
"I love everyone and welcome to Amman. For here's what's coming up what you need to know. About the corona virus outbreak as the global death toll policies. Three thousand then wave one big. Because South Carolina put Biden. Back IN THE GAME WILL SUPER. Tuesday keep in bed. I ask Congressman. Jim Clyburn about his powerful endorsement. Plus the Taliban has given a pledge in a very strong pledge. We'll see how that all works at the US and the Taliban's sign a peace deal eighteen years into the war so why is it already endangered? The Afghan Ambassador to the United Nations joins us and we have an opportunity to solve some of the immigration issues after the. Us border patrols. New Deputy chief lays out his priorities..
"jim clyburn" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Jim Clyburn the house majority whip Cliburn says he expects those Nevada results will have an impact and he will make an endorsement Wednesday after the debate news fox six weather experts southeast Wisconsin's in store for another beautiful day outside high tents in the upper forties for most some will get over fifty degrees sunny all day long but tomorrow clouds move on in snow starts Monday night and continues through Wednesday expecting impactful snow fox six meteorologist Eric Mangus this report is sponsored by nature valley sweet and salty bars sweet and salty bars from nature valley are a perfect combination of sweet and salty so take a moment for yourself out here you deserve every last bite major valley sweet and salty bars now available in many I'm Bob Cape and from Wisconsin's number one garage builder JD Griffis and Jenny Griffiths garage doors and Judy Griffith garage openers it can be fun watching the wife slipping in the snow or the kids getting drenched in the pouring rain and the title garage door opener is a high honor to be still upon your spouse or one of the kids when you get home but what about those times when you're the only one in the car and they pretend not to hear the horn JD Griffis Wisconsin's number one garage builder is Wisconsin's number one garage door installer and garage door opener dealer buying power no one can compete with and not having to charge you far dot service means garage doors and openers cost less at JD Graphis new garage doors from JD Griffis value lines are affordable home updates are highline.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Congressman Jim Clyburn. Let us hear from the Senator from California. Senator harris. Good morning. Good morning everyone. Good morning, wherever now, I thank you for everything you do throughout the year, and bringing us together to be accountable and to respond to the questions and to the issues of concern of all people of our country is so important, and it is something that you give all of us. And I thank you for that. Thank you. So I know we have a lot of folks here. My colleague Mark is here. And the honorable Clyburn is here. I'm going to get right to it. So it's revenue talked about the midterms, right? And. You know, it's funny. I there were a lot of folks who were asking me the morning after the midterms. How do you feel? And my head felt, but my heart was a little blue. And probably because I had spent some time in Georgia and in Florida. And and I knew from being on the ground there working with our friends and colleagues Stacey Abrams, Andrew gillum. I knew and Bill Nelson in Florida. I knew that there was a legitimate concern about whether votes would actually be counted. And whether all people actually had equal access to the polls, and whether the rules were being created and set up in a way that was fair to all people and giving all people a right to exercise what they know to be their their constitutional right to be heard and participate in democracy. And of course, votes are still being counted. And there are real concerns about whether the people who are writing the rules are actually doing it in the benefit of the people. They're supposed to serve or for self benefit. And so that's why I woke up the morning after the midterms feeling a bit of conflict. We had such great wins historic number of women to the United States Congress. We had historic wins. When you look at what we saw in terms of Lauren Underwood in Illinois. We had Jehanna Hayes in Connecticut. We had Yana Presley in Massachusetts. We had Lucy MacBeth just announced in Georgia a lot to celebrate. A lot to celebrate. And also what we know is that a week ago. Today, also reaffirmed the need for us to recommit in this fight for civil rights and social Justice for all people. And so I think about it in that context, and now speak a little bit more about than what everyone is convenient here talk about which is legislation and how we will through the United States Congress. Make sure that All People's voices are heard and their issues and their needs met. So what I found myself recently saying is this if it's worth fighting for it's a fight worth having. I'm gonna repeat that if it's worth fighting for. It's a fight worth having. And I say that because I think sometimes there is a conversation that suggests that before we decide we're going to engage in a fight some might say, well, let's sit back and consider the odds of winning. Know if it's worth fighting for it's a fight worth having sometimes people will suggest oh before we make that decision. Let's sit back and wonder what are the cost benefits of engaging in that fight? Well, I encourage any harm. Will it be difficult? Will it require a lot of work? But what national action network knows is. That's not how we measure what we fight for because we say if it is worth fighting for it is a fight worth having. And so that's where we are today, outlining then what is worth fighting for and I will mention that again in looking at those still being counted, and knowing what is going on in many areas of our country, not only Georgia and Florida look what happened in North Dakota. When our native American brothers and sisters were basically excluded from their opportunity and their right to vote because of laws that were put in place. To suppress their ability to have their voices represented. So what is worth fighting for voting rights? Well, we know in Shelby beholder that the United States Supreme court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Which members of this organization, including its leader at so many others thought for many die for Voting Rights Act to be passed, and it's been gutted by the court. So what needs to happen now as we convene here in the United States, Congress congress needs to act congress needs to act, and we need to pass a voting rights amendment. California Senator Kamla Harris. And it's the voting rights advancement act. So we can restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act that is worth fighting for and it is therefore worth having. Let's look at what we're looking at in terms of elections on another level. Let's speak truth. In case. Everyone is not clear Mark Warner, and I sit on the Senate intelligence committee. He is the co chairman of that committee, you read the public report Russia interfered in the election of the presidency of the United States. That is a fact that is a truth. It is worth fighting for integrity in our election system, which means that they are free from interference by a hostile or an unfriendly nation. So that is why we have a Bill in the United States Senate supported by Senator Warner and actually a bipartisan support, and it's my Bill together with James Langford the election security act, which says let's put the resources into upgrading the state's elections systems. Because what we know is this. There are a lot of states that are dealing with antiquated machines. Right which are vulnerable to being hacked. And let me remind everybody part of what we know is the evidence from what happened in two thousand sixteen is that the Russians figured out America's vulnerability. They detected. It didn't take long for them to figure out America's achilles heel and attack on that basis. And what is America's achilles heel the issue of race? And it was on that basis and hate and it was anti-semitism. It was homophobe. It was a number of things they attacked knowing that was what would attract heat in our country and create dissention and discord. So the elections security act is something that is worth fighting for. Let's look at the rule of law. That is worth fighting for this morning. I was in a Senate Judiciary committee as Reverend Al mentioned. And I will tell you the nominees coming before that committee, including just this morning. A nominee. Senator Booker was eloquent and saying that he and Senator Menendez did not get Reverend Al the name until just last week. When the Senate was not in session had no opportunity to interview this nominee. They had not submitted their okay for this nominee, which is called the blue slip. But yet the hearing was pushed through. It is worth fighting for making sure that the right nominees go before that committee and are confirmed and the right now as being just folks who are fully vetted, and who we get to weigh in. Because remember the Senate has the responsibility to advising consent for these lifetime appointments. Remember that these individuals make decisions about how we interpret the constitution of the United States, what's directly impacts all of the issues that this organization fights for every day. That is a fight worth having which is paying attention to and making sure that judicial nominations reflect the best interest of due process. What is worth fighting for economic Justice in our country. So we've a lot been talking a lot in this organization that has been a leader on the need for reform of America's bail system, the money bail system, I actually have a built together. And again, it's a bipartisan Bill saying we need to reform the bail system in the United States. We understand that it is wrong. From the context of what we need around criminal Justice reform. But it is also an economic Justice issue because what happens is that. If you don't have the money. To pay to get out pending trial. You sit in jail. That's why I guess my co-sponsor of that Bill is Rampal who said to me. I said how you folks doing with co sponsoring that Bill with me. He said, actually, you know what calmly they're doing fine. He said to me literally Appalachia loves this Bill. Because they know. Working people poor people, whoever they are. No that this is a matter that is not only about criminal Justice. It is about economic Justice. That is worth fighting for. Let's look at economic Justice in another context of also got a Bill that we call the lift act which says that if a family is making less than one hundred thousand dollars a year. They get a tax credit of six up to six thousand dollars. Why because many many American families are a five hundred dollar emergency away from financial catastrophe. The leading cause of bankruptcy in our country is the inability to pay a hospital Bill. That's worth fighting for economic Justice. Let's talk about another economic Justice issues that is worth fighting for. Can you pay the rent? Hey, you know, we've had great songs about that. That rent needs to get paid. Well, ninety nine and ninety nine percent of the.
"jim clyburn" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Huge liberal in ito it does seem that there're the media so fixated on roy more donald trump they are ignoring all the big liberals out there who are sexually harassing people uh you should know the jim clyburn who is the number three ranking democrat in the house of representatives was asked if john conyers should resign john conyers more stories of him out of him today including him exposing himself to various people and jim clyburn said that john conyers was elected unlike harvey oneseater matt lauer and he should go nowhere of the voters can handle this gene this by the way is why younger democrats what a revolution within the house democratic ranks dr spitting mad about these old guard democrats excusing sexual harassment sexual assault and all sorts of other bad behaviors and there'll donald trump and the young guys are just livid absolutely livid that these old guys are still running the roost in essentially giving up ground that these progresses would like to use against republicans oh by the way roy moore is officially backup in the polls hard to keep the media beating the drum roy more when they've got their own members of the media they're required neighbor yep the it made me if the roy more story had broken three or four days out from the election it could have had an effect but it's been so long now people forget the faster feelers thesis that the new cycle churn so quickly so fast people can't keep up their forget john they decide he does it matter they already know it it's an old story now it lowers the new hot smith's story of the day john conyers continues we've now got garrison keillor begerow's guelar largely retired and old we were focused on matt lauer today a preening smog liberal and by the way you you know liberals are tacky matt lauer today saying that he should have lost his job because he dared to ask tough questions of the precious hillary clinton i not kidding you they actually are attacking him today say need have long ago lost his job for daring to question hillary her majesty rodham clinton they want to have it every which way these are the people who shape the news the narrative who shaped the tales who shaped the facts.