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Biden's political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024
"The Senate Majority Leader wants to get president Biden social agenda spending bill done by Christmas and sees the go she Asians within the party ahead senator Chuck Schumer says he knows his own Democratic Party is diverse runs from Bernie Sanders to Joe mansion but I tell our party as leader of the party back in unity is our strength if any one person insists that unless they get a certain provision that someone else can't be with the bill fails he says so far on all major bills Democrats have stayed unified even without Republican votes I think that we're in we're in very good shape to get fifty votes Schumer also wants to make sure provision to cap insulin at thirty five dollars a month remains in the bill his comments come days after the house passed the one point nine trillion dollar plan I'm Julie Walker
Why McConnell Helped Schumer Increase Debt Limit
"Jake. It's here. i was about to slander. You betcha they wrote punchbowl news last night and took the day off. 'cause the feds rob welcome back by now no i. My phone was on silence. I apologize not problem. Date chairman of punchbowl. Get your punchbowl news at punchbowl news dot com check last hour. I played chuck schumer speech. You wrote your assessment of the binding legislative agenda. Did you take into account the impact of the shimmer speech which brosseau told maria barham yesterday has deeply soured the republican caucus. I mean to the point. They don't want to talk to the guy. yeah. I actually don't. They didn't talk much to anyway. I don't find that big. I don't find it to be this positive. I've been through a lot of michael's where speeches what we're supposed to ruin relationships. The fact is the reality is. There's not much cooperation that we anticipate anyway. I think the conventional wisdom is wrong on the democratic side. I think that because mcconnell blinked and this lasts debt limit fight he makes it less likely appoint again And i think that i just i. I don't think the speeches what did it. I mean it's not like we were in a golden era for cooperation. What did you make joe mansion face in his hands and then leaving. We reported at the time that he He used next live instead. It was. I read batting. Yeah i can't remember exactly what it was I think listen. I think i am the cynic here is you know hugh i think. Being against schumer is beneficial for him. But i do think. Joe manchin owns chuck schumer in a way In the sense that he can't get anything done. Schumer can't without joe mansion so You know what mansion said In in many respects was right that if you want to have more progressive agenda you don't have to worry about joe manchin so like progressives to the senate you know and i think that's the reality of it now. Can i explain to you. My theory of what happened last week. I think mitch mcconnell one. Even though people think he lost. I think he intended people think he lost so that he could win. In december he could not allow the debt crisis right now so he waited and waited and waited extended it till december and he will allow it in december. Couldn't allow it now. It might have the reconciliation going to a higher number now. The democrats have to work out their reconciliation and if they do they're going to have passed trillions of dollars in spending and they're gonna have to borrow for it to reconciliation to get your take ship sherman. I don't think that yeah i mean. Listen i i think that he. I don't think that he won or lost. I think this was kind of a stupid fight with an. It's now it was a stupid deal. That really screws over everyone involved. I mean i agree with you. He couldn't have a he could not afford to have a default And he did. In the only the i guess i would say. He won. Because schumer's main argument against reconciliation and lifting with reconciliation was that he didn't have time that was schumer's made argument yao He can't make that argument. So i i and i hear that I do hear that. There's a lot of anger in the republican conference. Though i mean. We can't underestimate that On what mcconnell. There's no movement to get rid of them that silliness that is coming from whatever wherever trump. We're getting that from. Oh you mean getting rid of mcconnell not not a not a chance
"joe mansions" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"She's in. Who was a republican maverick. So he was a year ago. Oh you stood up to donald trump. He's obamacare our hero. Say john not so cinema and behind the scenes. The democrats are beside themselves with rage. And they can't do anything about it now. Why can't they do anything about it. Well it turns out when you have a fifty fifty senate. You can't navigate to well. Cnn's manu raju is talking about these theaters. Mansion feud he says they are trillions of dollars. Apart on their price tag sanders was asked by cnn about joe mansions criticisms of the democratic packages. He said. I can't speak for mr manchin. I'm not a psychologist. A democratic. Senator told cnn that the frustration with mansion in cinema is quote unquote off the charts and accused them of doing it for publicity reasons. The president told progressives this week that he had spent hours with mansion cinema and they don't move biden even claimed kristen cinema had stopped returning his phone calls. It's gotten so bad now. This is ed morrissey at hot air dot com. It's gotten so bad review reports that now no one can see how to resolve the feud sanders has taken to insulting mansion publicly and while mansion says he takes nothing personally. He's also digging even deeper over the last forty eight hours mansion and kristen cinema have become so persona non grata. That joe mansion won't even condemned the harassment of christian cinema. So what are the moves. Well mansion cinema can do the math as ed morrissey notes. There are five equations equation. One fifty fifty two twenty two to twelve democrats barely control either chamber of congress which means radical changes are not just impossible their platform for political disaster equation to joe biden loss. West virginia by thirty nine points equation. Three joe biden won arizona by four tenths of a point only because trump proved to be so unpopular republicans themselves were not unpopular equation for adding up all the cove nineteen relief packages passed by congress. Shows we've already added or appropriated five point three trillion dollars in off-budget spending an equation. Five annual inflation has risen to five point two five percent of the of august which is not at all coincidental to equation for the five point three trillion dollars. We're already spending.
No, Harassing a Woman Going to the Bathroom Is Not Activism
"Wanna high profile. People have security wonder if the united states senators should get some kind of personal protection as they're flying or trying to teach a classroom and go to the bathroom. Kirstin cinema and joe mansion are being subjected to the wrath of the so-called activists. These aren't activists harassing a single woman. Who's trying to go to the bathroom. That's not activism and contrary to joe biden's assertion. It's not part of the process. And i hope that kirstin cinema has some resolve and doesn't let this Angry mob influence her opposition to this reckless insane. Three point five trillion dollar spending disaster.
Kyrsten Sinema Berated by Activists in Bathroom at Arizona State University
"Progressive activists are furious at west. Virginia's joe mansion and arizona's kerstin cinema so Now they're taking their anger directly to these debt. Moderate democrat senators in one case literally following them into the bathroom while senator cinema attempted. Well she did. Use the bathroom in the stall. It's unreal their gross. The people on the left are so gross. Where's the democrats are democrats going to denounce activists chasing kirstin cinema into a ladies room. This gross they've they are here's the encounter. It was cut number nine. She's teaching a class. Somewhere i guess at arizona state university and she takes because out to take go to the bathroom they literally chevrolet of them. Go into the ladies room with her. She asked to go into the stall and close and lock the stall presumably to do her business while they're still harassing her. And it's not just a self-described illegal harassing her. It sounds to me like the guy holding the the personal and the camera is a man. So you got the man filming. This encounter in the women's restroom at arizona state university wants to actually i had now but right now hold the real moment that our people need in order to be able to talk about. What's really happening. We need to build back better plan right now. We're not need how we not endorsed for you. To get you elected and just got elected we can get you out of office. You support what you promise that. She's going to the bathroom million. We need the brian. Here's a man's voice. I was talking to the united states. And i was three years old and in two thousand and ten. My grandparents both god's imported because of sc. Seventy and. I'm here because i definitely believe that. We need a pathway to citizenship. My grandfather passed away two weeks ago and i was not able to go to mexico and visit him because there's no pathway to citizenship and if we have the opportunity to pass right now then we need to do it because there's millions of undocumented people just like me who share the same story or even worse things to happen to them because seventy portion and there's opportunity to pass it right now we need to. We need to hold you accountable to what you told us what you promised us that you were going to pass when we knocked on boards for you now want to have some accountability. That young illegal ought to be deported right now.
"joe mansions" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"They're still there but just because they were wrong about the date doesn't believe they don't believe it. All of those gotta logically a fixed protestant prophets who claim the in times or potus in. Jesus is coming back yesterday. They still believe jesus coming back. They just got the date wrong and he is coming back but just when they predict the end of the world is nigh. And it doesn't happen doesn't mean they don't think the end of the world at gum and they got the date wrong. The progressives thing the same thing the progressives we got about a decade left or else in so they compromise with themselves down from six trillion dollars to five three two three trillion dollars and here comes joe mansion and he says new p- one point five or else one point five or else and now they're going to have to pick what is really important to them. What's really important to the progressives. Is it expanding the social safety welfare net or is it stopping the world from burning pick and by the way by the way. Shoot if they pick climate change. Joe manchin says they still can't ban fossil fuels not only will joe mansion. Tell them they can't pick fossil. Get rid of fossil fuels. But they're not allowed to get rid of the subsidies the tax credits and tax deductions for oil drillers and oil providers and oil refiners. They're not allowed to do that. Joe manchin says he'll kill the deal if they try to do that. Oh by the way joe manchin. What's to be in charge of the gleaning clean energy standard. He did what bernie sanders bernie. Sanders says that this could kill off any hope of solving climate crisis. Yeah it's going to joe mansions point so the left now has to choose in a way conservatives have never used you see conservatives have never really believed that if we didn't get what we wanted the world would end..
Kyrsten Sinema Doesn't Play by Anyone's Rules
"Don't talk much about kirstin. Cinema axioms did a big profile about her about how she's you know kind of gone rogue or whatever you wanna call it. The intervention her political allies according to axios. Have some free advice for anyone. Trying to bully cureton cinema. The wine drinking triathlete she doesn't play by washington's rules and she's prepared to walk away or so says access for all her flash. Kirsten cinema unlike fellow. Hold out joe. Manchin rarely telegraphs her precise intentions leaving political adversaries guessing about her ultimate goals. Progressives can be forgiven for for presuming that the forty-five-year-old cinema would share their woke politics. They've been befuddled and increasingly enraged when she behaves more like the late republican senator john mccain another arizonan who didn't mind challenging partha party orthodoxies at her core actually says kerstin cinema is something of a fiscal conservative. She's unconventional she's known to rise between four and five. Am to train for her next race. And while joe mansion has been intensely focused on price the price tag of spending setting his limit at one point five trillion cinema has signaled. She's more concerned with the tax side of the equation including who pays them listen. I don't care what they do as long as all crashes and burns and they lose the agenda
Don't Trust Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrstin Sinema for One Second
"Still am not hold out. Hope the joe mansion and cureton cinema are gonna stand tall. Don't forget what mansion did he betrayed the belief that he would hold against the lunacy voter in voter rights act. You know the the bill that nationalized our elections which waves more elections shenanigans and stupid mail in ballots and all these covert era protections and changes that the democrats want to be permanent. Forget forget voter. Id you just mail in a bunch of ballots from your living room. That should do the trick right dams so i'll never forgive joe mansion for betraying his resistance to the to the stupid of voter rights act.
Manchin and Sinema Exasperate House Democrats, But Can They Be Trusted?
"Start today with a little philosophy. I'm i'm i'm in a little bit of a cynical mood. I'm seeing everybody all excited about joe mansion and kirsten cinema. And i just want to warn you. Don't trust them. Don't trust them. Don't trust them. joe manchin lettuce down before he promises that he's gonna be the fly in the ointment of this socialist disaster that the democrats are going to unleash and i just think it's all bluff right now all this infighting i just don't believe a. I'm sorry i wanna believe it. I want to believe in him. I want to believe that there is a at least one. Shane democrat left. But i just don't see it. I want to believe that. Kirstin cinema and joe mansion will hold true to what they're saying that they cannot possibly support an alleged infrastructure bill that is connected to a socialism package that contains all kinds of garbage. That has nothing to do with infrastructure. Joe manchin says he realizes this is gonna essentially bankrupt the country. I just don't believe him
Pelosi, Democrats Wrestle Over Biden Agenda
"Morning. Glory america. Let's not talk about numbers. Let's talk about values because boy. It's going to be quite the debate jake. Sherman joins me hugh hewitt inside the beltway punchbowl news reporting on the intricacies of the dilemma facing nancy. Pelosi and chuck schumer. How much of other people's money spending who to give it to good morning. Jake how are ya you good. How about that line. Let's not talk about dollars. Let's talk about values. That's a great way to avoid talking about the problems in her caucus. Well you know. I'll i'll say this in defensive for. I'm not defending. But just the actually let me provide some context. We know the top the top the ceiling here which is three and a half trillion. What she's saying is let's have a discussion not again. I'm not defending or to try to put some context around this She's saying let's have a discussion on the policies and then we'll see in in what window that will That will fall fair enough. that's but i mean. listen. I think the problem is is that pelosi's not in the driver's seat here completely. She's in the driver's seat to a large degree but in the copilot's seat is is joe mansion and cinema and the democratic moderates House democratic moderate agreeing to three and a half trillion dollar bills. So you need to talk about the top wide. 'cause topline is what matters some people you know. And she says it's all paid for yes. It is paid for by tax increases On a whole host of of of individuals and and things of that nature But she can't decide individually to not talk about the numbers that's something that democrats have to agree on. I mean they don't have enough. They need a top line. Number people are curious what that's going to be because he has you know if your people are going to go home and campaign in two thousand twenty two republicans are and they're going to say they spent three half trillion dollars and or they spent doing out whenever it ends up being so people are curious right police. What that number will be
"joe mansions" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Right kyle. So they are basically stuck looking for looking through the couch for a coins to pay for their priorities and the tobacco tax is one of them because they can say on paper that it will raise one hundred billion dollars. Though i think in reality it will be much less as Cigarette smoking continue to decline. Which is a great piece of news. But one thing i did want to point out that is really particularly crazy about this progressive Tobacco tax is that it puts a to two dollar twenty five per pod tax on vapor products and about a two dollar tax on a pack of cigarettes. So there's been a lively debate. About how much safer. Non-combustible vapor products are than cigarettes on but everybody agrees at significantly safer So there is a this Dysfunctional excise tax taxes safer products at higher rates in this current draft. So that's a bad for harm reduction in addition to being a like we're discussing here just extremely regressive falling predominantly on the poor so on the question of of the politics of this one thing. That's odd is that democrats are in some sense. Negotiating with each other on two sides of this bill. And joe manchin is still insisting senator joe manchin west. Virginia is still insisting that he's not going to vote for more than one point five trillion dollars of spending and bill. It seems to me that The democrats in the house are sort of Calling his bluff on that. Because he says he won't spend more than one point five trillion dollars and yet they are preparing a tax plan. That's going to raise two point two trillion dollars. Yes he's laid down a clear marker He you know he wrote a piece for our pages about this. I don't think there's any way to wiggle out of that. The democrats are betting that he will feel enough pressure. The other problem is a so you you have the joe mansions who and they're probably a bunch of silent joe mansions who don't want to vote for this big thing because it will put them crosswise with public next year in the elections in the house but They can't say anything on the other side there. The progressives and the danger of the progressives is that they've proved in the past they're all too willing to sacrifice a concrete victory for some purist You know kind of proposal remember. Aoc killing Amazon citing in her district and so forth. So they're willing to do it in a lot them. Say if they don't get the whole cabana. They're gonna vote it down and again. Mrs pelosi has a few only few votes spare and in the senate There's a problem with bernie goes the other way from joe mansion. So i think they're They're in a tough place. And i think they're hoping at the end that they'll just be able to Move mr manchin along you know. It's my fear that what if they agree on one point eight billion will he then say that's you know that's a compromise That that's kind of my worry. At the time. I think the whole bill is bad. I think i think the irony is the joe mansion is actually if they listen to him saving the democratic party from what i think will be a terrible legacy but none of them seemed to realize that they all seem to regard him as the enemy..
"joe mansions" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Need of a lifeline and also protect our species from extinction in the worsening climate crisis. Well joe mansion as we keep saying on this show even before it was popular. Do you remember sarah when we ran that episode very early this year joe matching gas lights america. Yeah and everyone's like leave joe match loan. We're the hipsters of dra mansion hatred. So yeah exactly. so joe. Mansion is essentially a corporate lobbyist namely an exxon lobbyists in the senate. What's more as david roberts who runs a newsletter called of bolts points out on twitter quote. Coal isn't actually that big a part of west virginia's economy. It employs less than two percent of the state workforce. But cole is a very big part of joe mansions personal finances and quo so a single selfish greedy rich person in an organization. Set up to protect greedy rich people. The united states senate which was controversial at the time of its founding continues to be one of the serious damaging mistakes of the founding fathers. It continues to play the american experiment. I know the founding fathers launched a revolution then fought a war than how to establish a government and deal with the aftermath of the war and none of that was easy but they're bad judgment and compromises the retina not only our democracy but the world. We need american leadership to help right now. The transition to clean energy and exxon lobbyist joe mansion is determined to stand in the way. What's more joe mansions. Moral failings are a family affair. His wife and his daughter are very much cut from the same cloth. Joe mansions daughter. Heather brush got a job at my lawn. A drug making company with the help of her father and quickly rose up in the ranks of the company to become the president and ceo under her leadership. The company created a monopoly and jacked up the price of life-saving epipens needed to stop life threatening allergic reactions. A two pack of epi pens used to sell for less than one hundred dollars according to the intercept under the leadership of heather brush mile unquote drove the price above six hundred within five years. And what's more. Heather brush took that money. She raked in from price-gouging and paid herself a massive salary while consumers suffered from two thousand sixteen article in the washington post quote brushes. Total compensation went from two million four hundred fifty three thousand four hundred fifty six dollars to eighteen million nine hundred thirty one. Oh six eight so she went from two point. Five million a year to nearly nineteen million dollars a year from two thousand seven to twenty fifteen. That's a striking six hundred and seventy one percent increase is that that's crazy. That period coincides with a period when my lawn required the rights to epipens and steadily hike the average wholesale price from about fifty five dollars to.
Manchin Won't Support $3.5T Reconciliation Package
"This week we've got the reconciliation process proceeding in congress. And it's not going well so far for the democrats. Joe mansion is pretty much laid down the gauntlet. He's not gonna go along with the three point five trillion dollar package at the white house and house. Democrats and senate democratic leaders want. He's said the could go along with something like one point five trillion which is according to mine a loss fifty seven percent. I'm going to break in here often. You your characterization of things not going well for democrats. It's not going well by the standards of the political media that if if democrat. I don't play the second second you're talking about. But you're talking about the reconciliation process. Not going well. So let's stick to the process and you're using a standard that they don't get the three point five trillion dollars. It'll be victory for the republicans to defeat for the democrats. The negotiations really are just starting in earnest and if mansion has already saying he could support up to one point five trillion. Then it's possible. I would say. Probably even likely that he'll end up somewhere between two trillion and two point five trillion way short of the three point five trillion but nevertheless a historic spending
"joe mansions" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Can you tell. I work for the weekend. I guess someone sure song about that anyway. Welcome to it A tuesday and it's a laffy tuesday. So gotta laugh as here. We got a lot to talk on my god. Last week was one of the worst week in history. I between a hurricane ida both hitting louisiana and then moving up the country to the northeast and wreaking havoc there too. You know the texas abortion law. To i i it it goes on and on and on not that i wanna relive it again. I'd like to Like to sort of just turn the page on last week but You know it's not. It's not quite that easy. Plus last week we had joe manchin rearing his ugly head again. Saying no with everything going on. Maybe this is when we should put hit the pause button on these bills that will move the country forward and make it a better place to live. Because he's an idiot. Oh my god and now today ryan grim of the intercept has a story out about joe mansions daughter again remember. Her joe. mansion is His daughter is a let me. Let me see if i can't find the Can't find the tweet Joe mansions daughter. I gotta find it again. Because i don't get it wrong. She is the i. Guess the president or the ceo of the company that makes and distributes the epi pen and we went through this. You know years ago where she She's the one who here ryan grim tweeted. a damning new email shows. Heather brash daughter of joe manchin played a direct part in epi pen place in price inflation scandal according to released court documents. Now i thought we already knew that. But i guess this is new information that back that up so not only that but then his wife is doing something with the biden administration. Can we go back to friday show. And if you hadn't listened tune in or to get the podcast it's free. There's no pay wall but we were talking about the fact that there's that that The filibuster is is hanging by threat in its joe mansion. Who's really holding it up. And i don't someone's just asking. Oh my fucking god. How is mentioned still in office. I don't know but he but he's been doing this crap. And i don't know i. I'm sorry i'm all over the place so you know what i'm not even. I'm not even going to continue and try to do it on my own anymore. Because it's tuesday and lathi as year. So i'm gonna let her struggle along with me as i try to put three words together and make a sentence so with no further ado lauren. Mayer head.
"joe mansions" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"The fact that global warming is real. It's moving at an incredible pace. We've got to do something about it. You know, I hate to sound like Joe Mansion here, but Get a lot on our plates right now, You know, specifically, there's Americans stuck in Afghanistan. Inflation is going through the roof. Um, a lot of kids are falling behind in school. And I just think that maybe for a little bit. We should bite off enough, but not too much that we can't chew and I dare you. I know, I know. But Maybe and hear me out here. Maybe Joe handing out sandwiches to Union workers on Labor Day is actually a good It's a good bar to hit. You know, that's something that's doable. That's you can hate on him if you want, but that was a task that he accomplished. He handed out the sandwiches. I'm sure they were decent sandwiches, and they probably got eaten. Changing the Earth's temperature might be Out kicking our coverage bit, You know, that might just be a bridge. Too far. An infrastructure bridge too far. That's just my take earlier, though, in a show I had mentioned about Covid. How it really does seem like The Democrats. Overly politicized this virus in a way that is really damaging and we're going to see the long term effects of it and this piece, it's an excellent excellent pieces. It's actually old. It's from September 2020. And even then you could see the damage that these kids were going through, especially in the inner cities. The students left behind by remote learning, but one paragraph really stuck out to me. It was not hard to see how parents could have got the impression that Children were at great risk. Towns and cities had closed playgrounds wrapping police tape around them. People in heavily democratic areas were wearing masks, even on empty streets. There may have been an implicitly political dynamic at work, the greater the threat posed by Covid 19, the greater Trump's failure and not containing it. Joe Biden's campaign aired an ad in early September that read our kids Not safe in school, our kids not safe in school. In early July. Anthony Fauci, a trusted guide on Coronavirus Prevention, told The Washington Post that he still left his mail to sit for up to two days before opening it. Public health officials who had spent months scaring people into taking proper precautions, were now struggling to unscheduled them enough to contemplate a return to school. And I guess my question for the audience If we want to talk about this in the next segment is how bad is this damage? Forget the critical race.
"joe mansions" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"Why do you think so much. More attention is paid to federal office. Do you think it's money. I think is media. I mean listen. If you said joe mansions name more than five times in the last week then you need to run for your state legislature. Because this focus on joe manchin and the filibuster like hr one get passed in. The senate will get passed in the senate if you are that much in tune with what's happening at the federal level. Look at your state capitol. Because that's where you need to be and you may have to move a district over in run against the guy that's been there for thirty years. You might like your state senator. You might like your state wrapped but we are just inundated with this national fight and so we do actually have a lot of information. We have high civic literacy when it comes to what's happening on the federal level but we have low civil literally when we're at the state level so i would say digging their listen to the kind of boring c. Fanny staff of your own state led. You can find all that online i love. See spam. Yeah you're gonna watch those legislators and like oh. I could do that. C. span is like the ultimate reality tv. We know that there are many ways that women are excluded or discourage from running. How will run fifty one over combos obstacles. We have a beautiful peer to peer network at vote run lead and so we are asking you to nominate a woman who you think should run for the state legislature and you can find that on the website and what she will get. Is this amazing toolkit. She'll get community. She'll get this one on one coaching opportunity. This summer will have sort of a wednesday wisdom with women. I would love to have state senators. Spearman be one of those women because when we hear directly from women it is so inspiring to.
"joe mansions" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"But katherine begin so there was a really interesting hail. Mary rescue of an antibiotic plant. In tennessee. it was purchased. It was essentially about to be mothballed. It was purchased for a dollar by a uk company. Who sent a guy named david argyle to the tennessee. Antibiotics plant to say. Hey is this planned but viable. What did we buy he got there. He saw this incredible Corps among the workers and among the management You know they had a critical mission which was making antibiotics amoxicillin for the us market so Argyll got creative and he's australian. What he did. He placed the plant into a chapter eleven bankruptcy. Then he working with tennessee elected officials. He got the plan. Designated as critical infrastructure under a federal agency called cisa which is a cyber security infrastructure cyber infrastructure security agency got a designated as critical infrastructure. And then working with a team. He found an american buyer for it and now the usa has an antibiotics plant at a time when almost one hundred percent of our penicillin is made overseas. We now have a functioning antibiotics plant in the us. So what could be done at morgantown. The biden administration could designate the plan as critical infrastructure which would stop it's equipment and its intellectual property from going overseas. They could come in and rescue it under the defense production act and get government involvement in the plan in order to save it but the question is why in the middle of a pandemic when it has been clearly revealed that there has been supply chain crisis after supply chain crisis. Would the biden administration. Let this plan slipped through america's fingers right now. We're going to continue this conversation. After break we're talking to catherine yvonne vanity fair writer Who's asking where. Joe manchin is in all of this the piece We can't reach him. Joe mansions ghosting the west. Virginia union workers jobs. His daughter helped outsource. And we'll continue talking to joe jogos. Who is the local chapter president of the union..
"joe mansions" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"That's about an average. I wanted to bring katherine into this conversation. Piece you wrote in vanity fair. We can't reach him. Joe mansions ghosting the west. Virginia new workers whose jobs his daughter helped outsource. Can you give us the big picture here. I mean we are talking about one of the largest generic drug manufacturing plants in the united states closing this week this week. Which the by administration. The white house has declared made in america week. You have a precedent in tennessee of a similar plant that the biden administration has stopped from closing. Can you explain the history here. Absolutely good to be with you and juan. Thank you for having me again So this is pure insanity and we have seen five years of congressional reports policy reports And bipartisan agreement. That we need to make as many of our own pharmaceuticals as possible. We know from data from reporting that the drugs that are made overseas can be full of carcinogens and toxic impurities. There's all kinds of data fraud and other quality questions that the plants overseas are riddled with including via his own plants which are operating in india under official action indicated. Warning from the fda. So why in the middle of a pan-demic are we going through this exercise. That every single report has told us. is absolutely counter indicated to public health and our national interest It seems that there is a collision here of a politics and corporate greed. We've seen a massive pay-outs to the via trish executives in the course of this merger including as you noted over thirty million to joe mansions daughter. Heather brush who is the former. Ceo of the company that merged with upjohn and mansion has become this pivotal figure a called by some the most powerful man in washington dc. And the only thing that is standing between this whisker thin senate majority for the democratics. For the democrats and a senator mcconnell taking up the gavel again so there is this sort of cone of silence that come down over this You know shuttering of this critical manufacturing plant in west virginia. It seems like it is both pharmaceutical and national security suicide to close this plant and a could you talk about a mansions daughters history. There had the brush a with the company and in previous scandals controversy. She's been involved with. Yeah well what's really remarkable about the executive team that ran mylan over the last decade. Is that their compensation has just gone up. And up there was one year in which Heather brushes payout was twenty five million dollars in two thousand fourteen. Pay has gone up and up even wall. There has been this steady drumbeat of scandals as well as regulatory run-ins ins with the fda. So you know her. Tenure at mylan began with this scandal in which it turned out that she had been given awarded an mba from west virginia university on the basis of doctored transcripts. When she didn't do the coursework that mba had to be revoked. It was awarded. Right after mentioned became governor. He was before senator Than there was as you noted the scandal around the epi pen pricing in which the price was jacked up four hundred percent underbrush his management. It was handled disastrously she Sort of pulled them marie On national television saying nobody is more upset about this than i am But everybody rightly noted that compensation has just skyrocketed as a mylan ceo. Then once the morgantown plant got into regulatory trouble with the fda based on The kinds of data manipulation that some of the executive team had been notably involved in in their previous employment. They looked to wind down. The morgantown plant you know but the but the people who are really gonna suffer here are american consumers. We need safe medication. Affordable medication and medication made within inspection distance of fda headquarters. That's what the morgantown plan offered for. I think something like five decades this then. This is then myelin. Ceo heather gresh daughter of senator. Joe manchin then head of the lobbying group that generic pharmaceutical association blamed the price hike on a broken healthcare system during a disastrous interview with. Cnbc's brian sullivan. Surely you must understand the outrage. As somebody i talked to last night said people are outraged because it seems outrageous that the american medical association has said this is basically the same product. It was in two thousand nine and yet the price has gone up. Three or four hundred. Fold so look. No one's more frustrated than me. I've been mature as as how can you be frustrated. That's then milen ceo. Heather brash. Who went on to lie to a congressional committee when she said the prophet off the two pack of epipens one hundred dollars when it was actually one hundred sixty six about sixty percent higher. That's because brush cited a prophet figure that included a thirty seven point five percent tax rate on the epi pen. Even though my lynn paid a tax rate of just seven percent ear. An analyst told the wall street journal that one hundred reported profit figure has nothing to do with reality. But i wanted to ask you catherine. E ben about this tennessee plant because this is where joe biden ways and when you talk about president joe some people in washington. Thank you mean. Joe mansion because of his power there. What happened in tennessee. And what could be. Biden's do here and then we'll talk to the union leader about whether he's spoken to mansion. Where is he on this.
"joe mansions" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Him during the interview how he'll twist Joe Mansions armed, the conservative Democrat from West Virginia. You want to hear that you're also going to want to hear about the forecast and the weather from Gerard Jabali, who joins us now from news Nation major art. Hey, Steve. Kind of a rare joining you on a Wednesday. I know Friday is all right. Well, you know, every day you're with us is kind of a sunny day, Gerard. So it doesn't matter which say the week it is. So you are two kinds. How about that? Hey, I couldn't even see Navy Pier. About an hour ago. With this, we had some dense fog rolling looks like it's lifting. Now it's a little hazy out there. But for the most part, it's gone. What's that about Gerard? Wasn't that the coolest thing a pun intended or intended? If you like I was standing outside, enjoying the afternoon on a phone, call 90 degrees roughly, and then got hit with that cool air that just blasted in. That's uh What I went down to discuss with a few of the WGN local folks. We come to the conclusion that was Lake breeze that really came off, but it was sort of combining itself with some cool air from some thunderstorms to the north. But most of that was just the cool air right off the lake, really shoving its way in and across and You know, warm and humid. It was out in front of that, right. So you get some cool air to the push and shove its way through that very humid air, and it'll condense Citizen Park just like that. Well, you know, awesome. It's funny. You bring that up because I live a couple miles from the lake. Not close at all. I mean, not close enough generally to be cooler near the lake. But it was a weird day today where it would be hot and muggy. And then you get this like refreshing Cool breeze for about 2030 seconds, and then it would go away. I'm assuming that was just a gentler version of what we just had. Definitely. If not, that may have been just a little bit of some lightly wring who'll There are very little rain but trying to cool it down a little bit with when we get there. Mixing in the atmosphere from all these little bubbling clouds. These thunderstorms that are nearby, too, so you'll get little little puffs of that here and there, But the main event was definitely that Lake breeze coming in and really just bulldozing all of that hot, humid air out of the way, And so are we still in nine for some storms this afternoon. I think we could see it as more of more rain showers in some bigger storms, but not to say we couldn't hear rumble of thunder Flash lighting systems. Some showers here. Definitely, uh, possibility this afternoon and tonight as the front is going to go through. And then of course, you know we're going to be in the cooler air for a little while longer. The next few days will be in the seventies. No more nineties for a little. It looks like all the way through the weekend. I think so. We may not be necessarily in all the way. True, but you know, once we get at least two Oh, maybe Tuesday, we'll start to see temperatures start to recover back into the eighties by that, all right, well, you know, I I love the cooler summer weather, So I know a lot of people like it hot. So we've kind of we've been spreading it around a little bit. We've had a little bit of both. Um, where was that story? So I was looking at the death toll now from Oregon alone. From the heat wave is up to 116. I mean, that is just amazing what they went through the youngest victim, 37, the oldest was 97. They're done with that now. Right up in Oregon?.
Is It Really Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster?
"Then there's also a couple of gun control bills at the House approved Perry. I'm wondering if this is doomed in the Senate, and then if that's indicative of other bills that are going to go to the Senate over the next couple of years and only to die because moderate Democrats kill them. What do you think? Yeah. I mean, we're the background checks. Bill was passing the Democrats in the last house on the defensive, because last time, too, in 2019 or 29, pretty sure and also move. Know where we're headed toward this big fight. And this week we saw what I think. Is the biggest illustration of it and where it's going to become most central, which is that you have, you know, you have basically three blocks of Democrats. You have sort of more the most sort of left where Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster and like and jetted Supremes Supreme Court and just to do a lot of really liberal things. By getting rid of the old duster. You have the Joe Mansions and the Kristen Cinemas. The senators who are putting on Opposed to giving the bill Buster, But you saw this week what I think is an emerging vision among Democrats, which J, which James Clyburn and Stacey Abrams both raised their two of the most prominent black figures in the party, which is that you shouldn't give her the filibuster for everything, but you really need to get rid of the filibuster so you can pass voting rights bills that protect particularly people of colors right to vote and the ability to vote, particularly in response to all these bills moving in states like Georgia, that would make it harder to Votes, and I think the filibuster fight is going toe feel about a lot of issues, but it's really going to be about these voting rights issues where you're going to see a lot of like black Democrats pressuring mansion and cinema, particularly and saying, you know, on some level, you may want the filibuster in theory, but you cannot prioritize the filibuster over black voting rights. That's where we're headed toward. Is gonna be this real fight in the next few months in the Democratic Party and buying so far is trying to say his staff's been saying his preference is to keep the filibuster. You know, people have lots of purpose is in life that they don't necessarily abide by and I think he's signaling maybe some open this to some changes on issue himself.
Senate Democrats pass $1.9 trillion relief bill without Republican support
"The senate has passed the biden administrations one point nine trillion dollar stimulus bill democrats nearly getting approval with a vote of fifty to forty nine the key with joe mansion. The democrat from west virginia democratic leaders knew they must secure the votes of moderates feel mansion and kirsten cinema mansion was able to reduce the size of extra unemployment benefits to three hundred dollars a week compared to four hundred dollars each week. He delayed the process by twelve hours yesterday. It wasn't all theatrics the through the delay mansion was able to show his constituents and the white house they need to come to him to pass big bills. Fox's chad pergram the house next week. We'll have to reconcile the bill with its version of the legislation.
"joe mansions" Discussed on The big d zone
"It's not democrat. His conservative republican one of the some of those republicans that do not want does to help do not want anybody in the middle of the worst pin ever ever ever. Joe mansion has become the thorn of anybody side dna help. I don't know what in the world of west virginia see in voting in this guy. Okay i don't get it just like donald get how the cat that kentucky folded guy. That didn't want to help us survive in the first play. He didn't want to help us. Get a get a get a stimulus package workplace. What is wrong with these states. So bill friendly passing in the senate now because of the changing you know because not even the minimum wage they're not gonna have them livable wage or starvation wage like On bunny sentence. Senator sanders dad. They're not going to have a there. There's still going to have a starving wage and They're going to have to try again. An probably another bill or something like that but why i don't get it i i it. It's it's beyond the if the army. This is one of the visa. I've become a moderate republican tradie. If the reason why become a of public. I'm not even knowing moment on conservative because there's so many people want conservative. Do not want to help with that. All that is in congress. Why bother why bother. I mean you got people who are sick. Suffering homeless donald. What in the middle of greasy pandemic and a yesterday my throat will filling off and on fire. I was coughing. And everything off. And on okay. I was arrested two point. That was like out of it. Still only god now. We're going to have to wait until tonight to bite his deaths. I mean my god. And i think one of the senators from florida now. This is the only thing that i agree with because of the at the at the congress don't wanna work they shouldn't get paid but only in this case For florida who wanted to put an amendment where congress don't come with the budget. The congress don't get paid only congress. Don't get paid. What serve the right because if people don't work they don't get paid if people don't go on trips or anything like that we don't get on commissions and why the hell is the only one that's still get paid yet. They were all they wanna do is sit on their tails you know and i want to do anything i mean. This really ridiculous is really ridiculous. Is the only thing that i agree with. Can i am a modern republican. I am able to agree or disagree on something. The republicans doing something that the democrats are doing okay. I can agree to disagree or agree with certain thing. I do have a mind. At least that's still working on whenever this brain fog. But i mean joe manchin is not no democrat. He is holding help for so many of us in march is coming up by next week he should lead the democratic party and go join the republican party out of west virginia. He should leave now. I know they might lose the magellan onto already. Even with that one senator. But what is he doing in the democratic party. What is he doing democrat party. The democrats have the power in the house and the senate and white house and is now if we went from a reverse from Mitch mcconnell holding everything up to now. Joe man like twenty twenty in reverse been like twenty twenty rose last year. We had this scuffle over six hundred dollars battle. Ninety law empty month because of one person because an evil mitch mcconnell now with one thousand four hundred dollars in they didn't wanna rape people age even was ten dollars or eleven dollars an hour. They wanted to called compromise. Now i mean as like that before the other party. Joe manton is the mitch mcconnell of the democratic party. I mean what the heck is going on what the heck is going on. I don't what is the country going to. What is the country going to and yet they make thickness seven figure income. They get the get paid. No matter does the government shutdown. They get to get paid when they're thinning on the tails or one of the goals vacations yet. Even when i want to go somewhere one. I'm stressed out. I had to sit my tail here at the second palace and face them and be caught yet. They could go whenever they want an escape whenever they want to fix seven think. Congress earners will fire yo. I west it with the way that we got fire. You legally pays fully say it again. Legally painfully and not to the lesson come rice kind of letter or something like that. The man in that gel dying something like that. Somebody needs to resign. So i need to step down. Because you're not helping you're hurting. I mean look long. It took to get the last for a stimulus package. It took nine damn months and it was almost like that. Because the senate senator joe manchin who don't how would have been been before we would have gotten this one and now we waiting for the dag. On how because a partha bill would take it out because joe able joe..
Senators worked throughout night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package
"The United States Senate opened the session at 12 noon yesterday. And here we are 701 on a Saturday morning morning and and they they are are still still in session. session. They're They're still still working through amendments amendments to the coronavirus relief relief package. package. One One hurdle jumped jumped over yesterday yesterday was rejection of an increase in the minimum wage. Now unemployment benefit there now appears to be in agreement. Between Democratic leaders and Joe Manchin of West Virginia Mansion has held out for a deal on unemployment benefits. And if there's any question as to who is the most powerful figure in Washington looked at Joe Mansion. Mansion has agreed to an extra $300 of unemployment benefits through September. Democrats in President Biden need mansions Vote to pass The Bill Biden backs this
Senate Holds Longest Vote in History as Democrats Scramble To Save Relief Bill
"Was quite a bit of drama in the senate yesterday where democrats were sort of scrambling to make sure that they had the votes over unemployment benefits and what happened. I think shows right. The slim majority the democrats hold in the power of certain senators. Yeah i mean. Essentially democrats went to the floor and they didn't have the votes and that really rarely happens. Senator joe manchin of west virginia. He's a democrat was an entirely on board with the party's plan for these extended unemployment benefits and he was threatening to vote with republicans on a competing proposal. Dr rail the entire process for about twelve hours yesterday until they finally came up with deal to tweak unemployment benefits to shorten how long they're going to be available for about a month now a lot of republicans just as the benefits were too generous especially with the economy turning around and the mass availability of vaccines expected likely by early summer. The senate did make some significant changes to the version that the house passed. What were those. I think most notably they scrapped the house plan for a fifteen dollar federal minimum wage violated senate budget rules but also it just didn't have enough support among democrats in the senate to pass joe mansion and kirsten cinema arizona. Were both against it. They also tighten the income limits for those fourteen hundred dollar stimulus checks and they'll start phasing out for folks making over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year. They lowered the income threshold. The house bill was more generous and they also made those extended unemployment benefits less generous. They reduce the benefit from an additional four hundred dollars a week to three hundred dollars a week. And they're going to expire now just after labor day instead of the end of september. Do you want to know what the white house has signed off on all these changes that they don't have a problem with it and again. I think it's always important to remind people that the broader contours of this bill is. It's still two trillion dollars nearly in very popular democratic spending proposals. So it's also one of the largest standalone spending bills in history and i think democrats overall see. This is a pretty big victory. Those changes though do me in the house will have to vote again before this gets sent over to the white house for biden signature. When will that happen. it should happen next week. They wanna get this done and send it to president biden by march fourteenth because that's when current extended unemployment benefits expire. It should be able to pass the house leaders. There have been looped in on all these changes. They've been looped in with communications with the white house but there is some frustration among house democrats especially progressive democrats that the benefits in this bill. Were basically cut down because of other democrats new jersey congresswoman bonnie watson said that she was quote disgusted by some of her senate democratic colleagues. She questioned whether she could support the reworked version of the bill. I think that's important because house. Democrats have essentially no margin for error. They can only lose three votes on any party. Line vote and still have it passed so there could be some more drama next week Again bottom line from the democrats. I've talked to you. No one thinks the party itself is going to derail major-party legislation that the top priority for the president and also remember. This bill is hugely popular with the public in recent polling. It's not bipartisan in congress. But it is to voters. And that's a message. That biden has been pressing
Senate holds longest vote in history
"End the senate they have been trying to pass the covid relief bill earlier in the day you might have seen headlines about the fact that the senate took a vote on senator bernie. Sanders is proposal to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. Now that failed all republicans voted against it and incredibly democrats voted against it as well news in its own right but after that they started arguing in the senate amongst themselves. They all started arguing with joe mansion about unemployment benefits and the covert relief. Bill and they argued over that for nine hours ultimately landed somewhere which is very very close to where they started but they had nine hours of fighting about it turns out in that time they never technically gal shut the vote on bernie sanders is minimum wage thing which means accidentally we just had the official longest vote in senate history by mistake for nine hours for no reason. Congratulations as for the pint. Final passage of this bill. We'd been expecting it sometime this weekend with this pointless nine hour delay. It's unclear when we're going to see this thing getting past but watch this space.
"joe mansions" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Of the world. Rush Limbaugh behind the golden E. I be microphone. All right, It's not. It's not just Joe mansion that's upset out there. Ladies and gentlemen, the find out that his constituents going to send over wherever Two what two to disarm abandoned land mines. According to Comey, Harris. And now we have Trending on Twitter. Hashtag Bible lied Biden lied. See what happened is Biden promised everybody they were going to get $2000 checks as soon as he was sworn in. That was gonna be his Koven policy. And of course, there have not been any $2000 checks cut. Nor distributed. Here's what Biden said January 4th 2021 in Atlanta. This is not an exaggeration. Georgia The whole nation is looking to you if you send John and the Reverend Washington Those 2000 check. Dollar checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people are struggling right now. They have it except the checks haven't materialized. And so there now is a hashtag trending on Twitter by the wide Um, that you know, Jack Dorsey. You have to shut that down. You can't have that out there. You realize they're gonna be they're gonna be struggling in in terms of coming. How to deal with this. Because they're not set up for people to be angry at Democrats or angry at the American left. They don't have a program for that. So Rasputin, Jack. It's gonna have to come up with something here to protect Buyten is that that's gonna have to happen. They can't let this thing continue to expand. They can't let this continue to trend Larry Kudlow was was on Barney and company today, the Fox business Network just wanna place a quick bite because it is right on the money. True, everyone tells me there's an economic crisis. There is not an economic crisis. What There is what Larry was a lockdown and California and New York The rest of the economy basically is a V shaped recovery. And but California, New York are huge parts of the economy and cut low is right. There is not an economic crisis. There is a lockdown or Woz in California and in New York. The rest of the economy is basically a V shaped recovery. They kept California, New York Shut down, lock down on purpose. Negatively impact economic statistics. So that growth would be seen as far slower and less than it actually is, or would be if these two states were open. So California has decided to open up. But now ban televisions in bars. If you're a bar owner, can you imagine? The first thing you hear is Oh, I could re open all ride of right. My goal. This is wonderful. And then two days later You're told that you cannot turn your TV sets on in the bar. Starting this week and continuing through it least this next Sunday for the Super Bowl. Imagine if you're a bar owner, and that's what you're hit with from California, Okay? Um, we move on now to the to the never Trumpers that never Trumpers folks. I have to tell you what these are the so called conservatives. Who hated Trump on the basis of his morality. That's what they said. That trumps morality is is just It's just unacceptable so far beneath what we would tolerate. It's just do. We can't stand to be in the same room with Donald Roy's A Pig is an ogre. They just went on and on and on with it. And What has happened. It's kind of funny, but the same time. It's a little sad, puzzling. It's pretty all of its predictable. About half of the never trump presenter speaking up. Claim to be shocked that Biden is going so hard left. Now this Fox is one of the many reasons why I never Respected these people. They're not this dumb. But then maybe they are. You know, that's that's the That's the overriding possibility they could be this Unaware they could be this ignorant. They really are some of our saying they are stunned at how rapidly Biden is going hard left. And they're saying there's no stopping him now. So you may as well just get used to it. The other half. Or close percentage of half of the never Trumpers. Are admitting that they're leftists, and they have been forever They were. They were originally Democrats, and then he became conservatives because it Reagan and then that didn't work out so But they admit to loving left wing money. See, that's the key. They loved big time left wing donors to their phantom not in existence yet magazines or blog's sites or wherever it is that they want to put down stakes and grow some supposed media enterprise. They can't do it without money that they don't have. And so they have turned into people that love left wing money. They absolutely love it. And so that's what we are dealing with. And then then, in terms of who these people are now There is a story in The New York Times. Lincoln Project That's the never Trumpers Lincoln Project co founder accused of grooming young men for sex. Who could this be? Does the name John Weaver Ring a bell? Political consultant, John Weaver is accused of soliciting young men for sex in exchange for jobs. This is, according to author Ryan Good, dusky, the anti Trump Group. The Lincoln Project, issued a scathing statement on Sunday, distancing itself From Weaver and his deplorable and predatory, deplorable They're calling one of their own A deplorable no way. Yes, it is right there. They're calling one of their own A deplorable In the New York zone. Warm man could. This is what an insult for Weaver.
"joe mansions" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Colder by midweek sunshine with some clouds around today 45 Tonight some clouds 32 in the city suburbs of me just a little cooler. Are good Looking day Sunshine's of clouds 40 to that a little colder Wednesday makes the clouds and sunshine high 36 currently 40 degrees. A W O R. It's now 905 and that's our news. Next update at 9 30 Breaking news at once. I'm Joe Bartlett on 7 10 w. O R NBC News Radio station Len Burman, Michael Riedel on 7 10 W. O R. All right, let's get in the state of the Republican Party, which can't be that good right now. From Rich Lowry. He's the editor in chief on one of the great great conservative magazines. The National Review. Good Morning, Rich. Hey, how's it going? Good. So here's my concern. Speaking as a Republican, given the situation yesterday, the riding the fact that the Democrats now control Theo Oval Office in both houses of Congress, and can do a lot of things to expand the voter rolls. They can, you know, make d C estate that gives them two senators. They can make it very easy for illegal immigrants to become citizens, making them able to vote putting them on the welfare Dole. Is it possible that the Democrats can cement their power to the point where Republicans are locked out of power for for a long time to come? I don't think they can do that with a tie in the Senate and with Joe Mansion, saying he's not going to support those kind of ideas, and I think they're they're a couple moderates. Um, Republic. Sorry. Democratic senators also wouldn't go along, so they need they need bigger numbers. To do that kind of stuff. I believe. But you think they would end the filibuster. I don't think they can do it with 50 50 Senate. Yeah. Well, there goes your host. Just shut down your whole theory, Michael. So, there you go. That didn't take long. Very good. Rich. That was great. Great job So long. Rich s so much. What can you give us? I mean, what is your feeling about the state of the Republican Party is Trump will only be a factor going forward Who Defacto is gonna be the leader of this party. Come January, the 21st. Well, Trump's not going anywhere. Trump will still have the most influence of anyone of acts on actual Republican voters and on the grassroots. Mitch McConnell will be the most influential Republican in Washington. And there's going to be cold or maybe a hot war. Between those two. There's going to be a struggle over the future of the party. There's gonna be a tough contested primaries between the Trump Forces and the McConnell wing all around the country, and this is just gonna be a long running. Struggle. So who do you see? I mean, Mitch McConnell. Yes, is definitely the leader now. But you know, he's not exactly Mr Charisma. Who do you see out there? As you know who's who will take on Trump? Who do you think and effectively? Take on Trump as the new leader of the Republican Party. Well, there's just no one that on the on the horizon that has Trump's megaphone has Trump's brand has Trump's X factor. Um, you know, hopefully someone will emerge by 2024. But where the rubber hits hits the road again. It will be being primaries in house races and I think, um, Senate seats and gubernatorial races and that they're just in a lot of those races. There's gonna be a trump person, and there's gonna be a more traditional conservative and it's just gonna be a war that this happened in the tea party era when there was a lot of Dissension within the Republican Party. It can be healthy Primaries can be painful, but they can help kind of the party figure figure things out and let the best man or woman one win in the primaries. But it Xena be a least a low simmering civil war. Around with Rich Lowry is the editor of the National Review. He's author of the Case for Nationalism, How It Made the powerful United and Free and Rich. You're talking about a battle for the party between Trump and Mitch McConnell. You're not talking about spring chickens. Not that Joe Biden is, but where's the young blood? In the Republican Party. Well, that was one of the encouraging things about this election before he got in this crazy postelection period, with Trump alleging the election was stolen, Republicans made incredible gains. In the house and if it hadn't been for some redistricting decisions, But judges last couple years if it hadn't been that Republicans believe the bad polling and thought they'd have to play defense and a lot of seats. Instead, they've gone in a defense. The offense, they easily could have won control of the house. Amazingly enough, and you actually have a lot of impressive women. You have a lot of impressive veterans. I think you're gonna see some of those people emerge and get more prominence. And you have you know host of senators who are interested in running and 2024 u have Nikki Haley obviously has been positioning toe run 2024. Um, last the entire trump presidency. Really? Um, so I think that there is there is new blood. Um, it's just the It's just that the fight is going to be dominated by the old blood from further for the next couple years. Trumpet McConnell. Hey, rich. I'll give you a chance to shoot down another one of my points. Are you concerned in any way as I am that there seems to be an impetus on the part of the left to try to figure out a way to curtail freedom of speech for Trump supporters and Republicans. Completely. Yeah, I but disappointing which I love. I love it.
"joe mansions" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Cover. It's not all the way down even Look at that. It's not. It's not like a room. It's plastic between them onto polls. Look at that stupid and everybody's like this is the greatest thing. I know. It's not the kids they're saying, like, I don't like this. Yeah, it looks like that scene from naked gun. Where they're both is like making their the wearing full body condoms. That is really what it looks like. It's so stupid. It is just so stupid. So, uh, so I'm I'm just saying that I'm going to invite as many people as I can to my Thanksgiving on If if I could find a way to have people from 40 different households, you're going too. I'm gonna go to 1800 people at my house. You really don't have room for 1 350 Square feet. Uh, Jemma Melinda. What I am passionate about is this, uh Charade. We're being shown by the Democrats in this really angry battle between Alexandria, Casio, Cortez and Joe Manchin. You what you see here, guys, is that Joe Mansion? He's just not going to stand for all this socialism. He won't go along with it. Everybody believed him and AOC. She's very upset. And they tweeted out this photo of a wussy looking very angry at show by at Joe Mansion because he tweeted about how he didn't want it to fund the polls. He's and how he didn't want to end the film. Well, I am so glad there is one person in the Democratic Party that will cross those lines and his brave enough to stand against all those crazy policy. This is what's driving me Nothing is actually conservatives are driving me nuts on this. Every piece of conservative analysis I've seen on this is like, Well, I can't buy OSI's Get it in her face, huh? She's really upset. Oh, bad. She's sheiks. He's upset. Good for Joe Manchin for coming out and stopping this. Guys, This is theater. They are going there trying to convince the voters of Georgia that are terrified of socialism but would consider maybe voting for a Democrat. Maybe they voted for Joe Biden, but they don't want the Democrats to have all the control. They're trying to send a message that it will be okay. You have Joe Manchin there to stop all the bad things, So it's okay to do to elect both Democrats. Because of the end of the day when they try to pack the court. Joe Mansion will be there to stop it. He just said he wasn't gonna vote for it. Guess what guys When they need Joe Mansions vote, he will be there to vote for the dangerous trip on to step on his throat. Like nobody's business. He will be there when when you need the 50th vote. Joe Manchin is there when when you only when you have 51 already. Yeah, sure. He votes for the for the Mauritz saying option because he's in West Virginia that Donald Trump wins by 60 points that the bottom line is when it comes down to the court Packing vote, Joe Manchin will say, Well, I've said it before I was against court backing. But you know what? This Donald Trump court is a step too far. We need to fix this before the American people and everyone will go home. My gosh, we were idiots. We should have never voted for those Democrats. Who was the Democrat that last Democrat for Obama care that wasn't gonna go. Wasn't gonna go wasn't gonna go then because of the abortion that yes, I was in the house..
"joe mansions" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"I wonder if everybody was a traitor during the 2000 recount in Florida for 36 days, I'm curious, actually. Went back. I started looking for headlines and the coverage of The Washington Post The New York Times another others during the recount in Florida to see whether they called President Bush the president elect or Al Gore, the president elect. On the or presidents elect, perhaps more appropriately, but this is now this is a very treacherous and corrupt time in which we lived in our media people. Are just not up to the job that they have been privileged to be granted, and they have a very important in theory. They're supposed to play a very important role in our culture and our society. And they have like put on journalistic suicide vests and detonated themselves in the middle of the White House correspondents dinner over and over again. It is a It is a moral nightmare, A on ethical nightmare that these people have have created and for themselves. Primarily, it is it is, But, gosh, there's a lot of amazing stuff to get to also you, Senator Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat, but not a crazy, left wing lunatic Democrat. In fact, it's kind of funny because I had Conversation was texting with a friend and that having a nice conversation with my best girl while in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, over the weekend. And, uh and, uh, Joe Mansion, West Virginia. I think that Mitch McConnell Should, um, be sitting down with Joe Mansion. The Democrat from West Virginia about switching parties. No at that. I think I think that ah, that Mitch McConnell this because you want to hold on to the Senate and the Democrats. They're going toe, You know, blow up everything in Georgia to try to get those two Senate seats there. So they can destroy the world, I think is, Isn't that what Chuck Schumer said over the weekend? So first Georgia then we destroy the world. Something like that. First Georgia, then we then we destroy the United States. America, the judiciary. The legislative In the executive branch is other than that everything will be good. And on it. Is it Joe Mansion? I think that Mitch McConnell should be talking to Joe Mansion is a pretty reasonable guy and, uh, discuss switching parties. West Virginia would probably like Joe Manchin better if the switch parties and became a Republican, but but mentioned Senator Manchin was on With what's his name? Bret Bear yesterday. And he said some very interesting things, he said. Listen, if if there is a 50 50 split in the Senate if it ends up that way of by hook or by crook by hammering bicycle, the Democrats were able to secure a 50 50 split. Which would mean that of course they The radical Kamala Harris would be the tiebreaker as the president of the Senate as vice president of the United States. You're the president of the Senate and might be called upon to be the tie breaking vote in a 50 50 split, but Joe Manchin said that there is no way That he would vote to do away with the filibuster in the Senate. And that there is no way that he would vote to pack the Supreme Court. Now the Democrats will burn his house down those tax, matching his windows with pickaxe handles like one of their forefathers, Lester Maddox and that nobody remembers Western Matic, Susan, you know classic Democrat racist Pick at Pick Ax handle wielding violent Democrat lunatic. Racist that I mention. He's a racist and a segregationist, But yet on dive got audio for you on that, because that's important stuff. Yeah, that it really is important stuff. It honestly is because Joe Manchin is it Turns out there might be might be, uh, you still got to show up when the when the vote comes around, But there might be one honorable Democrat in the Senate. And he would he would be it. He would be if you go beyond that. You're not talking about people with integrity. You're not talking about honest people. Honorable people, patriotic people. That's not what we're talking about. Here. We're talking about really jihad. He's calling themselves Democrats who are here to destroy the nation. And you know Supreme Court will pack it just just like the authoritarians that they are. They should really be wearing Berets and arm bends. At this point, the Democrats and Chuck Schumer should lead the way he's so close to being a fascist. He doesn't even know it. But oh, and Jake Tapper, speaking of which Jake Tapper, little fascist tendencies surfacing from Jake, the fascist Yesterday's has him in the neighborhood is he got? He lives in the neighborhood, Jake Tapper, and we used to talk. We used to have pleasant conversations. He's gone so far around the bend that now he's calling. Yesterday I was talking about how the lunatic left Alexandria, Casio Cortes of the United States Congress. Calling for lists to be put together of Trump supporters so that they may mete out punishment so that the authoritarians left made punish people going forward there like Maoists, they learn their closer to being Maoists than Stalinists. I think, but we could discuss that. It's something reasonable People can disagree on closer to Mao or closer to Stalin. You know, reasonable people can disagree on that the Democrats, but they're they're not the reasonable people. Of course, Jake Tapper is he's joining the chorus of AOC Naturally, I mean, he was already singing from the back row. But the AOC is saying when he lists well, it like the Fascist that she is the little the little lunatic lefty fascist. You know, Herr Hitler's party was called the Socialist Workers Party just for the German socialist German worker's party. Just another Socialist Workers party, and they kept lists. Two and these guys were looking to keep list and Jennifer Rubin She is at the Washington Post. She's supposed to be a Republican opinion writer at The Washington Post. She isn't and she never has been. She is a hate filled lunatic with weird gums..
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"Manchin to stop, you know, preening in front of a camera actually do something. This'd the moment. This is your moment. Joe Mansion make history. Go talk to Mitch McConnell right now and say, Let's go. Let's go. Let's end this drama in Georgia. Right now, the Senate is the Republicans and you will be richly rewarded. By the way you will be loved and adored by West Virginians. Because then you truly will represent that state properly. All right, Bonnie and Charleston, South Carolina, Bonnie, come on in here. You're on to be a mayo. No hay left. So talk me off the ledge because I'm on it. Actually, my husband just kicked me out of the kitchen where he was baking bread because he didn't want to listen to what I had to say. My God. Oh, my God. All right, So I'm gonna talk you off a ledge a little bit here, buddy. First of all I've been saying from the beginning. You know, this is not an easy process, and the president needs to draw to an inside straight here and he's facing headwinds. But it's important fight, and I hope that he is continuing to fight the fight, and I believe that he is continuing to fight the fight. There are really diligent, dedicated lawyers and and campaign volunteers working there. They're not getting paid, and they're working their tails off right now in Pennsylvania to get to the bottom of this, they're working on their tails off right across the border from you. In Georgia right now, trying to get this done the right way. And I know if this helps at all, I can only tell you that I have heard from them firsthand. I've checked in with them. I know a couple in Nevada. I know, a couple in Pennsylvania and one in Georgia. There, so dedicated. They are our sweat and blood on this thing, And every time they say they should hear from the president, he is in good spirits. And he is going home on this thing. So I'm not telling you how it's gonna end. But I'm telling you, the fight is still on. Okay. But wait because I'm going to tell you what's going to make me jump because I mentioned to my husband during this whole election process because he felt like you felt in 2016 that there was no way Trump could lose. And I kept saying, I don't think you realize How bad they want to get rid of this man. The cheating is going to be outrageous. So if we lose the seats and Georgia where people do not want a socialist government if we lose the seats, they're the cheating is the way way more than we can ever battle. They have the money. They have the text. They have everything if we little stole seat We have to come to the conclusion that we can't fight them, and that's why I said I was ready to jump now if we can keep the seats and Georgia and keep the Senate Then I say we still have a chance. But if they're cheating is so amazing and remember, he's got the news media. He's got the tech He's got the money. I hear what you're saying. You're saying if they can cheat to this extent, then what's the point of voting? It got right. The two seats and Georgia I'm jumping off the ledge. I'm 74. It's not going to set me too much. Actually, Trump didn't do anything to help my portfolio that much because we were always self employed. So we had to invest our own money. So I just love the man because he loves the country. Um, but if they hate him this much, Larry, we can't fight them. He they have all the money. They have all the tech and they have the news media. Listen, I understand. I understand your perspective body and I understand why it looks bleak sometimes. And and I appreciate the call and and listen, I'm not going to take the responsibility of keeping you from jumping by. Hopefully you're just you're using a rhetorical flourish.
Polls Have Shown Voters Prefer Biden to Pick Next Justice
"Have this obligation without delay. I'm ham who so Fox News President Trump directing that tweet to Republicans following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the president, indicating he plans to nominate someone quickly to fill the vacancy, But he hasn't yet unveiled a pick. This is a president who is guided by the founding of this country and the Constitution and you look at the justices he's put in place. Neil Gorsuch, you look at Justice Cavanaugh thes air great justices. White House Press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. With the presidential election just weeks away, Democrats are opposed to seating a new justice. I don't want to get involved in this debate. Until at least, uh, justice against burning her family had time to mourn and celebrate and reflect Senator Joe Mansion of West Virginia. Fox News has confirmed Senate Democrats will hold a conference call next hour to talk about howto handle the vacancy. Senator Kamala Harris, who's also the Democratic nominee for vice president said this in a tweet. The stakes of this election couldn't be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court. The latest Fox News poll takes a look at who Americans believe is best suited to pick the next justice. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden edging out President Trump by seven points 52 to 45%. Outside the
Why this candidate for West Virginia governor isn't even the focal point of his own campaign
"Stephen Smith was already running an unconventional campaign for governor of West Virginia. It's opponent fide of the people effort under the banner. West Virginia can't wait the campaign. Its Policy Proposals and budget have been discussed and written by the people. In fact. Smith isn't even the focal point of his own race for governor. Even Corona virus has an upended the campaign Smith says the pandemic has only enhanced their message. But will it work? If Smith who has to win the Democratic nomination in June defeats the incumbent Republican in November Smith. Thinks so hear him explain. Why Right now Stephen Smith thank you very much for coming on the podcast? Thank you so to be here so I've been watching your campaign now for a while since October when we met through our mutual friend justice guests and he wanted me to meet you because he was saying this. Guy Steven he is running a different kind of campaign. And you laid it out to me at that dinner. Talk about the kind of campaign. You're running so our campaign starts with a simple light. Yeah we actually don't think that one governor is the problems we actually believed that never in America district Sunni Non West. Virginia history has a politician in the answer politician League wars years ago or the teachers strike two years ago that we exchanged from the bottom up. So that's how we built our campaign starting Almost three years ago we having conversations with folks all across the state saying what would it look like? What would it take to run a campaign where the ended it just win one office but we won something closer to a people's Government in West Virginia? And that's what we're doing now a a people's government talk more about how this campaign is working because it it's not just hey on Seba Smith running for Governor and you've got volunteers around the state who are running around and getting people to vote for you. It's a little bit more involved in that right. They were to show people that were doing something different. We have to do it with our actions. Not just our word so the first thing I did was build county volunteer teams in all five counts tourist state so in every county. There's a West Virginia can't wait. Volunteer team is not Jefferson County for Stephen Smith Jefferson. County can't wait then. We realized that some people are gonNA come into politics based not from where they live but from their identity as a coal miner or color Muslim are students or social worker so we will thirty nine constituencies teams veterans can't waste seniors can't rate so last piece of the puzzle was New Year more than why can't and five fifteen or twenty people to run the same kind of kept a race that you're so look for people would say no pack money promised Across the picket line promises Behind from a debate never hunch down and again we thought fifteen twenty twenty five people that would be a revolution West Virginia here. We are eighteen months later. There are ninety four of us running together up down and importantly we're running all different kinds of offices and council to Congress and Senate and everything in between we also represent the people of West Virginia in a way that is far different adverse truer than the current I'm ninety four. Candidates are disproportionately black. Disproportionately women disproportionately veterans disproportionately educators. Came directly from the Teachers Strike Movement. Were disproportionately waiting members. The LG Clusky unity and together. We represent something more like what are states. And that's what wrath of these people I mean. You're you're running in. The Democratic Party are all the people who are running in all of these positions. The all these elected hopefully elected physicians. Are they also all democrats from the beginning of this campaign? We've announced strategic read but also morally. We had a duty to build the people's government not just based on the people only go Democrat. Which is a fairly small group of people in West Virginia? We defeat curious about inviting independence. I needed people who voted for the president. Met doesn't mean compromise our values on the contrary. What it means is looking. For the biggest boldest issues that could get and that's what we found in this campaign that on issue after issue there was a democratic position that you could find the state capital a Republicans Find the State Capitol and then it was a bit consensus. Common Sense. Position wasn't being argued by corporate arms of the Democratic or Party. And that's where we find our strength and that's why we broken Joe Mansions Record for the most. Donations ever in governor's race in West Virginia history because you're appealing to literally accountable to a wide range of people from all different parts of the state walks threatening.
Dershowitz says his Trump impeachment defense distorted
"Alan Dershowitz told the Senate even if the quid pro quo with Ukraine was proving eats not grounds for impeachment saying most public officials believe their election is in the public interest Jennifer president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment it was a sharp twist from the president's own claim of perfect dealings with Ukraine and shot the Democrats like Joe mansion I couldn't believe it was is preposterous the argument left even trump allies backing away from Dershowitz two days as the argument was mis characterized that he did not argue a president can do anything if he believes a re election is the in the national interest saga remained on the at the White House
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"So where is Joe mansion in this he's sitting in the chamber no coffee no cell phone and I hope they they some day send a relief and perhaps are allowed diet coke or something I don't know hour after hour of listening to these allegations against the president Joe Manchin representing a state that wrote that Selena reports is reading as we speak Selena a very good evening to you there's much attention to the Republican moderates so called naming Susan Collins Susan Collins Susan Collins and how they will vote in the eventual acquittal of the president this is all about posturing however very little attention to Joe mansion in your conversations with them and in your many conversations over the years do we have do we have a supposition that he will vote against the people of West Virginia vote with the people of West Virginia stand apart from everything good evening to good evening thanks so much for having me on ninety eight you know you're really great all right very valid only much of the press muster my profession there are a periscope is now on what is Susan called me doing what is Cory Gardner of Colorado going to do and what is best young develop you are not to judge in Alabama but Rick Santelli in Arizona thank you why well because it's political there all okay staying on Republicans who are up for reelection this year and so how are they going to approach this impeachment but there are moderate Democrats don't just yet on the engine but also Kristin still gonna love Arizona that Jones of Alabama who do we want to make this impeachment vote as partisan as the Democrats would like to see meaningful Democratic Party why because all three of them are come from red state three of them special that crack matic to water it up position on on a whole host of issues am I in my conversation with Manson said you know I heard that a Judy Judy well to not take my political positions into this impeachment I have to think about the owners that please trump to president trump into office whether I'd like him or not she and if this is a political move on from the help and I need to be as fair as humanly possible and I believe that not just here all those in about as also gels or going to be the one we are not possibly talking about but might change the complexion of what this vote will look like when the impeachment trial is over he our presentation in the first two days as centered on the allegations are that the president abused power centered on the allegation that the president denied adequate discovery by Congress kept documents back very abstract arguments given that there's no crime alleged so far no crime alleged in the two articles delivered so the puzzle here is Selena not you would I pay attention a lot and I'm in a job where I have to be articulate about what what's going on but people across America are busy they're extremely busy because they're not of workers from the jobs we have many of them voted for trump in Pennsylvania Ohio and Michigan so I ask you to help my audience understand how their viewing this this obsession with C. span camera on the presentation in the well of the Senate is this a story around the water cooler is when you when you go to dollar general is this on the front stoop I'm in or how is America taking what looks to be a constitutional quandary well here is the dirty little secret or Washington who cover politics in Washington don't talk about really because they're in Washington and they don't have these experience with loaders outside of the you know the geography did they cap which is essentially a capital in the White House builders whether you voted for child or not really just so leave a brief she why this constant investigation of this guy who we all knew whether we voted for him I thought was not going to be a traditional president and run things the traditional way that doesn't mean you would obviously excuse any criminal behavior but nonetheless I feel like they have the whole living and investigation since before he wants even sworn in in in in twenty seventeen and they are exhausted by it even the most Democrats will say privately yeah we didn't go to the account but this is this is this is a bridge too far the end and a lot of people will also say very concerned the impeachment it's going to be Connell every four year thing whenever we don't like who is voted in the opposing party is going to create this firestorm and it is turning people are translocates probably from television cable with social media because it just can't take it anymore I wanna I'm gonna press the point here because because this is all discovery of what we have is a demonstration in Congress by the Democratic Party that that we can't wait till November to make a decision about the president we must make it now we must M. G. the oval office nine months to an election that's puzzles the professionals to Selena it's not just people are going about their busy jobs why not wait and the extension of this and I've heard this rhetorically presented is that the Democrats don't trust the American people to make the right choice in fact you can find Adam Schiff the leaves the house manager I believe by words spoken expressing the opinion that the American people in twenty sixteen made an illegitimate choice and the vote of the people in twenty sixteen should be discounted and therefore we go forward by cleaning up their mistakes if I don't I don't believe this I believe it's rhetorical but still the people who voted for Donald Trump do they perceive intuitively that their votes are being canceled by the rhetoric on television absolutely you are spending used to be installed being insulted long before Donald Trump I was elected to the White House they're not surprise by the attitude of what's been called the management class because they believe they need to manage everything you cradle to grave because you're gonna happen you're not capable of making a decision on your out and as is so wild they are always told to lie it they are Mary we're told stuff hi which is why if you look at the new element and forecast on on cattle people perceive the government and media the all time trust factor is at all times hello there's no chance larger institutional gone right to to to record it'll deliver use in a way that is it is it doesn't have enough courage again about it's puzzling out let's go to the fact the Democratic Party right now is campaigning for the presidency there many candidates out there we have a new poll from CNN showing Bernie Sanders taking a nationally nationally to my knowledge this is the first time is that nationally Bernie Sanders is an outspoken out of the box out liar candidate for the democratic nomination I mention this because we're going through an impeachment drama in Washington Bernie Sanders is taking the lead out there what does this mean for the middle of the country at the middle of the country a that's going to be given stark choices are they now entertaining that the choice will be Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as it as it got to that we discussed this last week if you remember I said there's a possibility that you will win New Hampshire and Iowa you didn't you didn't right but you know it is not within the realm of possibility and here's what you've got going it's the same thing you have with child only on the left is this true in the end in the words sure sure Democratic Party not to try to get in the way of his securing the nomination well as you know the CNN debate last week in Iowa I'm sorry that stymied people when they saw how the question was presented to Sanders as if a error to Warren as if it works and action that is that that Sanders said that while the court when you know this is this is just sort of proof positive of what might be coming to a populist problem or for the Democrats in terms of the establishment not being happy with standards that yes I am I see now we have a new way of understanding impeachment it's not about the argument about what happened in a phone call July twenty fifth it's about the management class sidebar your term the leadership are in more on the coasts rejecting the populism of twenty sixteen and we see the same rejection if I follow your case we see the same rejection in the remarks by Mrs Clinton by Elizabeth Warren and by Joe Biden speaking poorly of senator Sanders the same rejection of the the management class rejecting the populism do I understand you correctly yes then you've got the news media free her sword trying to force it yeah and all the work it didn't hurt against child as you know the democratic based Canada coders the kind that show up in order for it in Iowa when it's like four degrees the assistant there for four hours in a in a school building that you know however ing at fifty two degrees reasonable people show up for the Die Hard two Die Hard moment during Bernie supporters I'm speaking with Selena Zito of the Washington examiner she writes the middle of somewhere column she's also the author with your colleague Brad Todd of the discerning and brown ground breaking book the great revolt from twenty sixteen inside the populist coalition reshaping American politics then we're talking populism again when we come back we're going to turn to a specific example of cabin these two parties work together Joe Biden much talks about how we can work across the aisle so it is going to take is to Harrisburg and show it happening right now especially about the critical American issue of all the people who are kept in jail and their families destroyed by the criminal justice system as we understand it I'm John bachelor.
Joe Mansion, Attorney and Ceo discussed on NPR News Now
"From npr news in washington i'm gene herbst the washington post is reporting the president trump's choice to lead the cia age in hasbro has come close to withdrawing her nomination just days before her confirmation hearing npr's greg mary has more the post reports that hassle is willing to step aside friday rather than face tough questions from senators over her role in the cia's waterboarding campaign more than a decade ago but after urgent meetings with the white house path bull remains on track to go before the senate intelligence committee on wednesday hassle has been undercover for almost all of our thirty three years at the cia this includes time at a black site prison in thailand where alqaeda suspects were waterboarded cia spokesman ryan trapani says that when hassle testifies the american people will understand why she is and will be a great leader for this agency gregory npr news washington rudy giuliani who recently joined president trump's purse final legal team says the president wouldn't have to comply with a subpoena from special counsel robert muller if one was issued giuliani also tells abc's this week that trump could invoke his fifth amendment right against selfincrimination if he does decide to talk to muller trump has said he would speak to the special counsel but giuliani says he doesn't think that would be a good idea in the final days before the west virginia republican primary on gop senate candidate says what was opponent should be ineligible for tuesday's primary dave missed it of west virginia public broadcasting reports candidates are hoping to take on democratic incumbent joe mansion in november we feel massey energy ceo don blankenship gaining momentum as election day nears state attorney general patrick morrissey says he's called the former coal barons probation officer to alert him about illegal activity in april blended chip failed to file a financial disclosure with the senate a spokesperson for blankenship says moore sees quote grasping at straws in blankenship has already alerted proper authorities he would.