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"john thune" Discussed on KQED Radio
"John Thune. Thank you very much. Good to have you with us. Thanks, Judy. Good to be with you. And now for a Democrats. Point of view, I'm joined by California Senator Alex Padilla. He served as California's secretary of state during the 2020 presidential election. Senator Podia Welcome back to the news hour. So what do you say to the main Republican argument that this voting rights bill would be a federal takeover? Of elections. Well, nothing could be further from the truth of the first thing I say is, you know, let's speak the truth with the passage of s one were, uh, hoping to establish is a baseline of voter protections and access to the ballot for all eligible voters in America. What the Republicans are trying to suggest that this is a federal takeover of elections is not true. It will still be state and local governments that are responsible for administering the elections. But here's the big Question. What are they afraid of? Today's vote is simply a procedural vote to allow for discussion for debate about voting rights and people's participation in our democracy, and they can't even bring themselves to support that. Well, the argument as you know, they make repeatedly as we just heard from Senator Thune. The argument They make is that this would be a federal takeover, which they say is traditionally not the way elections are run. But the other argument we hear them making is that there was the biggest turnout ever for this last presidential election. Why are Democrats trying to to make it possible for Were so many more people to vote when so many have already voted, as we saw last November, Yeah, well again plenty of precedent for Congress to step in to protect our rights of the integrity of elections from the Federal Voting Rights Act to the help America Vote Act, the National Border Registration Act and more, uh, and as far as compared to 2020, which was by and large is successful election there, right, But they can't have it both ways. On the one hand, they'll say, Well, well, 2020. We don't need to change the laws. Yet they stand by while state legislatures across the country are changing the rules to make it harder for eligible voters to register them to stay registered to vote or to actually cast their ballot. That's why we need these reforms and Senator we heard not just senator thing, but other Republicans saying this is all about Democrats trying to make a partisan move that Democrats know that what you're trying to do by getting by making it easier for some people to vote who may be marginally qualified or not. That you believe this will help Democrats and in other words, you're driven by politics. No, The fact of the matter is this is not about Democrat versus Republican. This is about voting rights. Any eligible voter in America should be able to easily register stay registered to vote, not be purged and be able to cast their ballot. One of the reasons I'm so, uh Passionate.
GOP's Thune says Trump allies engaging in 'cancel culture'
"The Senate's number two Republican Senator John Thune, now defending his fellow Republicans who voted to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial. Boone criticized activists and party leaders for engaging in what he calls cancel culture by rushing to censure Ji. GOP senators who found trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Thune says there was a strong case made and his fellow senators should not be criticized for voting their conscience. Soon is facing reelection next year. In deeply conservative South Dakota, he voted not to convict the former
"john thune" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Do. Republicans are fully prepared to call in the FBI and quote tell us about people who planned this attack. And what happened with the security footprint at the Capitol. What's your response to that? Your question is a waste of time. Oh, the question is a waste of time. Let me give you the chain of command. Because the chain of command is clear, and that is congressional research. If you're interested in the relationship between the House sergeant of Arms speaker of the House sergeant at arms attends all floor sessions is tasked with maintaining order under the direction of the speaker. Another presiding officers, and shouldn't incumbent sergeant at arms not completed term. The speaker of the House has the power to appoint Uh, And in terms of reporting the letter from GOP lawmakers, etcetera, etcetera. This was her responsibility. Now I guarantee you anything they do is gonna be. Let's get Trump. Let's get Trump Ron Johnson pointed out, by the way about Mitch McConnell. Yeah, His anti Trump speech does not reflect our conference. Warm or people now even within the Senate are saying Bye bye, Mitch on we'll see what happens on that front. Over time. You saw the people showing up. In Palm Beach yesterday on President's Day. I've never seen anything like it. I mean, is John Thune or Mitch McConnell ever seen a crowd like that? And ever in their political careers. I kind of tend to doubt it. Um, if you want to look at some polling data, we have some 75% of Republicans want Donald Trump to play a prominent role in the GOP American support for a third political parties now reached a new high, with 62% of adults, saying the parties do such a poor job representing the country that a third party is needed. And I even higher percentage of Republicans. Yes, 63%, according to Forbes voice support for the creation of a new party compared to 70% of independents 46% of Democrats. Everybody's fed up with all these swamp creatures. Anyway. Joining us now Craig position is with us by the way, Educated at Cornell, Matt Towery with US syndicated columnist, attorney and pollster Welcome both of you to the program. Okay, So you saw what Mitch McConnell did, and I'm sitting there watching, you know, I don't remember Mitch McConnell and John Thune ever the leaders in the Senate for the Republicans. I never heard them criticized the comments off. Let's see the vice President Kamila Harris or Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer or Joe Biden or Maxine Waters. No. They save all their their vitriol for Donald Trump. This is why, you know, rank and file Republicans like Trump and hate the establishment, Matt. Yeah, it Z little confounding because I think they live in that D C bubble, And they just keep hearing the same bubble and the same reverberation over and over and over again, and somehow they must have gotten it into their minds. The polling was completely the opposite, and that somehow Republicans had suddenly just washed their hands of Donald Trump, which nothing could be further from the truth, Whether you like it don't like it. It is the reality. And I think Craig and I would both tell you that right now, I'm not optimistic about the Senate race is coming up in two years because I'm not optimistic that they're going to change their approach. The way they see things. They ran miserable campaigns in Georgia and let me just add one thing I've read where Mitch McConnell keeps saying that we know what we lost George. It's because of Donald Trump. That's not true. That boat was held on January, the fifth before the six and the reasons they lost in Georgia were twofold. One They ran ads that were a giant dog whistles that had Raphael Warnock and them and Reverend Wright and it irritated the African American community, and they turned out at a higher number than they did in the general. Election and number two They ran away from President Trump and did not use him and a television commercial statewide. Had those two things changed. Both of those people would still be in the U. S Senate right now. It is not Donald Trump's fault. And Craig I mean, when Donald Trump supported the $2000, Really? So you got Joe Biden out there. And all the Democratic Senate candidates out there saying we're gonna give you 2000 and Mitch McConnell insists that it's only gonna be 600. So that's what Leffler and producer left with. That's right. And thank you for having me aboard our good friend Robert Can Haley of Trafalgar and I were both In Georgia at the same time, and we compared our notes and turn up. That was the that was the tipping point, Shawn, that $2000 gambit versus the 600 speaker that the president was acting like a quarterback trying to get us over the line. Mitch McConnell was the center and he blew the snap. When the president said, Hey, let's raise this two grand. You don't offer a man dying of thirst. A glass of water in the desert and then yank it back. And that's exactly what Mitch McConnell did, and then hurt the ticket. And I think that was we actually have empirical evidence showing how both candidates for we're winning our Republican candidates for winning at that point, then after Mitch McConnell fumbled that snap Both were losing and it was clear as crystal. This is now. Big problem. Matt Towery, and that is that I maybe he thinks that he can purge the party of Trump supporters. And and reestablish the old order of, I guess, establishment candidates and and think that they're going to quote. Take back the party from those like America. Make America great again in America first, I don't think that's gonna happen. No. And I'll tell you who I feel Sorry for is Senator Rich got who now has to be the head of the Senatorial Committee to try to get this thing across the finish line, and he's got this mess on his hands and you talk about a way not to succeed. Is and let me tell you these These memos are going around D C left and right from Republican consultants about how we need to get back to the basics of conservativism in like, Look, I get it. They don't like Donald Trump. I did it. They didn't like your style. I did it. If you look at what they have in all these memos, where they're going to reinvent the Republican Party, everything they talk about are things that Donald Trump achieved in four years. I find it just stunning that they they put all of their cannon. Father and all of their attacks on Donald Trump instead of the other side, where they're going to have to try to get some leverage, toe win the next race is and take over the Senate. Well, I mean, and that's gonna be a already It's a Herculean task. But I do see a split that I'd never seen before. Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and others that they don't seem too intimidated. Taking on Mitch McConnell anymore. He doesn't seem Azaz. All powerful is perhaps he once was or thought he was right. I e think that's the case. Yes. I mean, man, you wanted to add some good..
"john thune" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"We cannot win. They literally stand for nothing. They literally stand friendly, but they have control of the levers of lawmaking. They have control of a lot of money through the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And now listen to this guy soon. Quote to the degree there's a titular leader for the party. It's McConnell. Said. GOP whip Senator John Thune. Trump has threatened Foon with a primary challenge, making the South Dakota in one of several of McConnell's conference who could face Trump inspired challenges in deep red states. I don't think these people understand let alone politico. It's not just Trump. It's the Reagan conservatives. That's the Goldwater conservatives. It's the tea party conservatives. It's the Trump supporters. I'm not gonna stand by and watch this happen. We're not gonna stand by. It's an amazing thing here. Ladies and gentlemen, Mitch McConnell is focused on His power his control over the Republican Party, his ability to raise money and decide who's going to serve in the United States Senate talk about fascistic. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is destroying the country right before our eyes. And they're destroying it so fast and so overwhelmingly, we can't even keep up. 98% of the public has no idea what's taking place because they're signing executive orders. They're overwhelming us for regulations. Nothing's being done as a matter of legislation. They're just It is a massive attack on our system and massive attack on our liberty on our private property on our families. On morality, I might add. And this is what McConnell's focused. But this isn't a leader. This guy's not even a follower. I don't know what he is. He has managed to figure out How to control the Republican Party had to control The Senate with the Republicans in it. That's all. He's managed to do it now and now he's saying he's going to decide who the Republican nominees are in the states. Republican governors. Republican legislators in the state should be furious. He represents Kentucky. That's it. It doesn't represent Arizona are Pennsylvania. Anything else? Or anything else. He has a hard enough job of doing what he's supposed to be doing. Chuck Schumer run circles around this guy. And this guy soon. Soon, really? Notice no conservatives. No conservatives even thought of his possible leadership in the Senate. And so the issue is this We gonna put up with this forever? No, we're not. No, We're not McConnell, Liz, Chaining Thune and the rest. I'll be right back. One. Oh, 5.9 at them. W m a l where Washington comes to talk. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to ask you a question. Did you know withdrawing your cash from the bank can be very risky. That's right. I said it. Let me educate you about this. Thanks, sir. Now required to spy on us for the government and the report Any behavior? They think it's suspicious, man. Oh, man, I was shocked as I read the.
Biden continues push for new coronavirus relief plan
"House and congressional Democrats are trying to ramp up efforts. Past the president's $1.9 trillion covert relief package and get his Cabinet nominees confirmed before the impeachment trial begins the week of February. 8th. The new Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is working to advance the president's plans to deal with the pandemic, which include $1400 checks for many Americans and addressing a host of challenges related to the Corona virus vaccines, which remain in short supply. The pandemic doesn't particularly care. There's been a change in the administration. The needs of our country are still great, and the urgency to act is clearer than ever well. President Biden wants bipartisan support for his relief plan. Many Republicans say it's too costly and should be scaled down. South Dakota Senator John Thune is the number two Republican. That's a lot of money, and I think it makes sense for us as we go through this to take a really hard look at how we're spending every one of those dollars and ensuring That it is targeted. It is physical responsible. There's a clear sign the two parties air moving apart. Democrats are looking more and more like they will utilize a legislative procedure budget reconciliation that will allow them to bypass Republicans in the Senate and avoid the 60 vote threshold needed to get past a filibuster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Schumer have both indicated that's on the table. I do think that we have more leverage getting cooperation on the other side. If they know we have an alternative budget. Reconciliation has been used by both parties to get around securing enough bipartisan votes, and it looks like it's about to happen again with covert relief legislation being written up in the coming week.
Biden's call for unity hits first big test in Congress
"Inciting violence against the government of the United States. We're gonna argue like hell. But I think we could do it in a way that we can get things done for the American people. President Biden presses ahead with an ambitious agenda and calls for unity and bipartisanship. Even as the Senate prepares for the second impeachment trial of former President Trump. I'm w T. O P S. Mitchell Miller and the White House and congressional Democrats are trying to ramp up efforts. Past the president's $1.9 trillion covert relief package and get his Cabinet nominees confirmed before the impeachment trial begins the week of February. 8th. The new Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is working to advance the president's plans to deal with the pandemic, which include $1400 checks for many Americans and addressing a host of challenges related to the Corona virus vaccines, which remain in short supply. The pandemic doesn't particularly care. There's been a change in the administration. The needs of our country are still great. And the urgency to act is clearer than ever well. President Biden wants bipartisan support for his relief plan. Many Republicans say it's too costly and should be scaled down. South Dakota Senator John Thune is the number two Republican. That's a lot of money, and I think it makes sense for us as we go through this Take a really hard look at how we're spending every one of those dollars and ensuring that it is targeted. It is physical responsible. There's a clear sign the two parties air moving apart. Democrats are looking more and more like they will utilize the legislative procedure budget reconciliation that will allow them to bypass Republicans in the Senate and avoid the 60 vote threshold needed to get past a filibuster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Schumer have both indicated that's on the table. I do think that we have more leverage getting cooperation on the other side. If they know we have an alternative budget. Reconciliation has been used by both parties to get around securing enough bipartisan votes, and it looks like it's about to happen again with covert relief legislation being written up in the coming week. I'm w T. O P S Mitchell Miller and this is the week on the hill.
"john thune" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Then gradually becoming sunny with a high near 52. Right now It's 40 degrees. It's the first time President Trump has had a veto overridden, and it came in a rare New year's Day vote. The Senate has voted to override the president's veto of the national defense spending bill. The president veto the bill because he objected to provisions in the bill regarding renaming military bases named after Confederate leaders and protection for big attack. The Senate will not take up a measure increasing covered relief payments to $2000 before the current Congress ends over the weekend. During the New Year's Day session, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer again ask for an immediate vote on increasing covert relief payments from $600 to 2000 at the end of this painful year. And at the beginning of a new one Give Americans reason for hope in 2021, number two Senate Republican John Thune objected, arguing the measure offers tax dollars. The families who do not need them. This proposal ish is a shotgun approach. Shotgun approach, where a rifle makes a lot more since President Trump has urged Congress to increase payments and a $900 billion coronavirus relief measure that is now unlikely any time soon. The 116th Congress ends Sunday morning. Jared Halpern. Fox News again. The high 42 right now is 40 degrees.
Trump threatens to not sign COVID-19 bill, wants bigger stimulus cheques
"Speaking of holiday cheer. After seven months of roiling congressional negotiations congress passed a landmark relief deal. Everybody got on the same page. The seem to be a problem that was solved and then last night. President trump sent a tweet. The bill they are now planning to send back to. My desk is much different than anticipated. It really is a disgrace so aiysha. This was not an explicit veto threat. But it kind of was and the president made this after the bill had already been passed. What exactly does he want here. Yes so the president is asking for explicitly asking for a bigger payments Stimulus payments for individuals two thousand dollars for individuals. Four thousand dollars for couples He also said he wanted The tax break that was brought back in this Bill to last for longer than what is in the bill. Right now This tax break is known as the three martini. Lunch tax break by critics of who say that it benefits you know executives more than it will benefit struggling restaurants but those are some of the things he also raise these concerns about other things being in the bill not seemingly acknowledging that this isn't just a covert relief package but this is a a spending bill. It's the the relief package is coupled with the spending bill that funds the entire government. Right right. I mean these. These are programs that the president asked for his own budget months ago and programs that he has signed previous annual spending bills mean things like money for the military more money for the military money for military. Pay raises an endeared. Your we talked about this a lot but it's worth just emphasizing one. More time as the president comes out and tries to blow this up. After the bill had passed after congress has left town he was absolutely totally disengaged from these negotiations for the last few months right. I mean really. That's been the president's mo during his entire first term. I mean he. He has not really engaged that much with congress. He left the negotiations on this cove. Relief bill as he had in previous covid relief packages to his treasury secretary steven mnuchin and republicans on the hill were given the assurances that the administration was signed onto this package. And and it's it's really worth pointing out that. The the party that the president is undercutting the most here is republicans because he comes out and says i want two thousand dollar relief checks for every american republicans had negotiated this down to six hundred dollars and it was interesting. You saw a house speaker. Nancy pelosi say right right after. This video came out great. Yeah let's do two thousand dollar relief checks. I'm all for it yes. A president trump is sort of acting a bit like a grinch for republicans right. He's still in there Christmas a deal at this point. It seems like he's very angry with republicans in general and not just about this issue but really about the overall him feeling like they're not backing in his reelection bid. Right now backing. You mean saying that we're going to overturn the results of an election that oven election. Yes of an election that that happened. It seems like he's angry at them so now he's calling out you know different. Republicans whether it's senator john thune. Who's a top republican in the senate You know calling out mitch mcconnell so i it seems like this was president trump. We don't know whether he will actually veto or not but saying look i'm still the president i can still. You know demand attention and i can gum up. The works abet teardrop. Do you have any sense how this could play out going forward. I mean given that now you have democrats running in the special election in georgia. You have the house speaker saying yet. We've been pushing for bigger payments. Let's do two thousand dollars like what. What are the options going forward. And and what are the deadlines that we need to think about. I mean i think what we're looking at is a couple of deadlines one is tomorrow. The house will come in and has what. It's called a pro forma session which is really just usually like housekeeping day over the holidays. But what they're going to do tomorrow is try to pass a bill calling the president's plan and say we would like consent to increase the stimulus check payments to two thousand dollars like the president said we would expect the a house republican to object
Congress nears relief deal with stimulus checks and jobless benefits
"Republican and democratic members of congress remain optimistic about the outlook for a deal which currently aims to extend unemployment benefits aid small businesses and issue direct payments to americans. Here senate majority whip. John thune talking to reporters. I mean nothing's done deal yet. But i think progress is being made seems there's movement in the right direction. Members are not sure they'll be able to approve a deal ahead of a government shutdown deadline friday night. If that's the case congress may take another temporary funding measure to buy even more time for a final deal that includes economic stimulus measures cloudy silas. Npr news
"john thune" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Philadelphia is like, and he'll have, of course, details on the rest of the Northeast. Remember, yesterday we were telling you that, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said. You keep the Senate in session until I deal on the cove. It's stimulus relief was reached well, according To various reports. Both sides of the aisle are very close to a $900 billion deal now. Republican Senator John Thune said he believes that discussions We're about checks of 600 to $700 for singles. That would be a stimulus check and double that for for families with kids are family and kids. I should say unemployment benefits of about $300 a week. Also on the table, which I love this about $330 billion to renew the paycheck protection program from small business. And smart and small business loan forgiveness. Yeah, that's here. Jan. Huge, You know, obviously, that stimulus checks Americans would be getting under this proposal is not near the amount we saw last time, but it's better than nothing cause up into this point. We thought we weren't getting anything. Yeah, And here's a question that I got from my life history. Well, if they're doing this, will they get it done by the end of the year? In other words, where the checks be out by the end of the year, and I said, Well, look I don't know about that. But since they did it last time, and I think it will be faster to get him out this time, especially if you know you have that directive has it, You know, Because information there's a lot of people, you know. Thank God. I'm not in that boat. But there's a lot of people that they need it now and they probably still haven't gotten there. First. Welsh check. Yeah. There's a you know, A lot of people need it right now in time, and there's a chance that it won't happen till after the first of the year, which is unfortunate with Christmas eight days away. Yeah, that's just Bad news. Alright chair to Europe to toe one this week on the flashback Tournament of champions. So here is a chance for me to tie it up and force a decisive game five..
Congress Closing in on Coronavirus Aid Bill
"Legislative language as rates of covid nineteen infections a soaring to new highs. Even as the united states starts. Vaccinations negotiators were looking for a way to shift the approach to hard hit state and local governments. Which has been a key. Democratic priority but opposed by republicans the measure to be attached to a spending bill that must pass by friday to avert a government shutdown is not expected to include new protections for companies from lawsuits related to the pandemic something high on the republican agenda. Senator john thune the senate's number. Two republican said the proposed direct payments to individuals would be around six to seven hundred dollars per person. The have been no stimulus. Checks issued to individuals since the initial twelve hundred dollar payment in april democratic president elect joe biden said the stimulus package was encouraging. But more aid would be needed. Commerce department data showed retail sales fell unexpectedly sharply november with consumer outlays on goods and services showing softness across the board. The federal reserve on wednesday promised to keep funneling cash into financial markets further into the future to fight the recession. Whilst big businesses have been given financial support during the pandemic individuals have had to rely on unemployment food banks and local charities to stay afloat with americans britons canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive corona virus vaccines the root out of the pandemic. Now seems clear to many in the west even if the rollouts will take many months but for poor countries the road will be far longer and rougher the ambitious initiative notice kovacs created to ensure the entire world has access to covid nineteen vaccines the secured. A fraction of the two billion doses. It hopes to buy over the next year and has yet to
Biden team should get access to intelligence briefings
"Republican senators have congratulated Biden on his win at least six more GOP senators Josh Holly of Missouri, John Thune of South Dakota, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Mike rounds of South Dakota or saying that Biden should at least be receiving intelligence briefings even if Trump won't order his appointed head of the General Services Administration. To officially recognized Biden as the president elect here is sent it around to South Dakota. Look, one of these two men will be the president, United States after the election results have come in. And I think at this point, just as a matter of Protecting our nation's interests. I do think that both the president and his and his competition here, the vice President Biden should have access to those classified reports. Conservative British TV host Piers Morgan on Friday afternoon urged Trump to concede on Twitter GOP strategist Karl Rove said Thursday that Trump's lawsuits won't change the election results. Cindy McCain also told CNN today her deceased husband, former Senator John McCain, would have wanted Biden recognized as president elect You Beecher, he would be telling these people it is time that we that we move on. It's time we heal. It's China. We support our president elect and also encourage the G s A to release the funds so that the heat and get on with his transition team. Cindy McCain is an adviser to President elect job. His transition team. Trump's press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, and White House Trade advisor Peter Navarro. Both gave interviews on Fox business doubling down on the idea. Trump is preparing for a second term. This came as major news outlets today formally called the State of Georgia. For Biden and North Carolina. For Trump Theologian. Toral Vote count is now 306 for Biden and 232 for Trump
Biden flips Arizona as Dems tell Senate Republicans to 'move on' and accept reality
"Has now apparently flipped his fourth state from the GOP to the Democrats with Arizona now in the Blue column after being called last night. The presidential race has yet to be called in North Carolina and in Georgia, where the secretary of state has initiated a hand recount of the ballots, and that's scheduled to be finished by this coming Wednesday. Much of the action now moving to courtrooms and the streets as we hear from national correspondent Clayton level Michael. It's been nearly a week since Joe Biden was projected President elect President Trump's lawyers still alleging voter fraud but yet to present proof Several cases have been dismissed Biden moving forward by establishing his cabinet and speaking with world leaders, but the Trump administration hasn't granted Biden access to classified briefings. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer growing agitated by the day, Republicans should stop their shenanigans about an election that President Trump has already lost. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling out Republican leaders who side with Trump's refusal to concede there engaging, absurd circus. Right now, refusing to accept reality Republicans so shamefully pretending a proceeding without recognizing what our responsibility is. Well, many Republicans are reserved on the topic. Several have begun to bend a little Senator John Thune, now offering that he believes it's important from a national security standpoint. Other notable names with similar messages, but not conceding the election. Senator John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley to name a few this while President Trump's supporters show no signs of losing hope. Rallies being held daily Protest ng Joe Biden as the projected winner cannot call the election on Lee. The voters of the United States they're living in the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany said this week. She expects it to be quite large. Stop the steel rally slated all over the country this weekend. Lieutenant Colonel Allen West Organizing one of them in Texas. We got to stand with our president. Let him know that we got his back. Organizers expect big crowds. The 1st 10 minutes of the call A prayer with some singers afterwards use a patriotic songs to have probably have about 2 3000 people at this event and so Comes go to support our country. Foremost and President Trump the events, causing some local authorities to cringe, but not because of politics. Instead, the risk of crowds amid a growing number of covert 19 cases in the U. S. But it didn't stop Democrats from taking to the streets to celebrate last week and likely won't impact. Republicans plans to voice their frustration this weekend. I'm Clayton Nevel.
Pressure mounts for Biden to get high-level intelligence briefings
"More. Republican senators are admitting to reality today. Bringing the total to twelve in some form today. Lindsey graham chuck grassley rob portman. Mike rounds josh hawley. John cornyn and john thune who is number two to mitch. Mcconnell in the republican leadership said the joe biden should be given the president's daily brief on national security issues. Republican senator james langford of oklahoma said he would take action if joe biden doesn't get the president's daily brief tomorrow. There's nothing wrong with vice-president biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself and so that he can be ready to presence already getting those. There's nothing wrong with the former vice president getting those Kamala harris is on the intelligence committee. She has all the clearances that she needs to be able to do that. there is no loss From him getting the briefings and to be able to do that. And if that's not occurring by friday. I will step in as well and available to push into say. This needs to occur so they regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes at people can be ready for that actual task that brought no response from the president of the united states. None mata word now just imagine a fortnight ago. If any of these republican senators had separated themselves from donald trump on anything no matter how slight the separation might be imagine the rage tweeting at them from donald trump. Imagine that voice yelling over the helicopter noise as he condemned those republicans to white house. Reporters imagine what he would have said about them to his rally. Audiences who would've obediently roared back their disapproval of donald trump's new republican enemies. Instead we have silence the sixth consecutive day of silence from the man who we thought did not know. What silence is we have never seen trumpian silence like this because we have never seen donald trump a politician defeated before we have seen him humiliated usually by his own words. we have seen him impeached. We have seen him disgraced but we have never seen him defeated until now and in defeat we now know. He melts into a cowering silence. The silence is the concession speech. The silence is the sound of donald trump
Murkowski to vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court
"Supreme Court nominee has one more Republican supporter in the Senate, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski Monday The Senate is expected to vote in full on Judge Amy Cockney Barrett's nomination. Senate's in session this weekend to senators offer opinions on the floor about this, and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer of the New York Democrat says the speed of the Bharat process so close to the election has been hypocritical after Senate Republicans refused to give Judge Merrick Garland president Obama's nominee, hearing more than eight months before the 2016 election leader, McConnell Has the temerity to say there is no contradiction. Between Merrick Garland and how they treated him and Amy Cockney Barrett and how they're treating her. Give me a break. But Republican John Thune of South Dakota of the Senate majority Whip, says that one of the Democrats mean criticisms of Barrett does not hold up. They don't like This justice or this judge. I should say, hopefully soon to be justice. Because they think She's going to rule a certain way on particular cases, and they have no idea about that. The Senate is expected to conclude debate Sunday. Barrett's nomination is expected to pass
Republicans distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power
"Are distancing themselves from President Trump's notion he may not commit to a peaceful transfer of power. More from NPR's Claudio Gonzalez, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says. If the election goes Joe Biden's way it will be a peaceful transition. We will have a peaceful transfer of power. However, the election here. Other Republicans agreed, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chambers number two Republican John Thune of South Dakota. Senator Susan Collins, a moderate who is facing a tough re election fight in Maine, says she wasn't clear what Trump meant. But she dismissed the possibility that he could reject the election's results. It's fundamental House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy also expressed confidence there will be a peaceful transfer if Biden wins Claudia decide this NPR News, the
"john thune" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Cost. Beavis and gains coming through on the 6 200 will have a full market wrap shortly. Will President Trump's controversial nominee for the Fed's Board of governors doesn't yet have enough support to win Senate confirmation. Judy Shelton has drawn significant criticism for policy views outside the mainstream history includes support for the gold standard and being a political loyalists to the president, Senator John Thune. The chambers at Number two GOP later says the shelter nomination remains a priority for the White House. Bloomberg News, International economics and policy correspondent Michael McKay. Says it is a tough road ahead. Shelton There's only about half a month to go 15 days or so until the end of September, when Congress is supposed to adjourn for the election, and it isn't clear yet. There will be a lame duck session after the election That may depend on whether they pass a bill Tio continuing resolution to finance the government that only lasts until December or not. But once Congress has adjourned essentially for the year, then the nomination dies, and they would have to be resubmitted. Now. If President Trump is re elected. That could happen. If he is not, then it is very likely that at least Judy Shelton's nomination will go away. Senator thing said Republican leaders will move forward on Shelton's nomination before the November election if she can get in the 51 votes needed well after the bell FedEx blew past estimates for sales and earnings, thanks to a surgeon demand for e commerce, shipping and fixes getting an early payoff on investments in its ground unit. These improvements include expanding deliveries to seven days a week and taking back Parcells formerly headed to the U. S. Postal Service. Bloomberg's senior transportation Reportedly, Classico says the growth outlook is somewhat unclear. How much of this surgeon demand is going to stay longer term is people's buying habits change? You know, it's just a cyclical of thing happening or other really secular changes like You know, our older people now more comfortable buying on online are on their phones. And for the latest quarter revenue up 13% from last year earnings $4.87 pictures. FedEx says it is not providing an earnings forecast for fiscal 2021 shares, though in the after hours trade up some 8% Forever. 21, the fast fashion company may not be able to fully pay bills that he'd incurred in bankruptcy. This is going to cause some serious pain for its supplies. Shippers in landlords who owed some $250 million on ly 17% of that money will likely be paid back, and that is less than $50 million for over. 21 filed for bankruptcy last year. And closed more than 100 stools. Let's get a market check now and head to New York with Doug Christina Doug. All right. It's kind of a mixed picture right now. Some weakness for the Nikkei 2 25, mostly due to a stronger yen here against the dollar, the yen trading at one of 5 33 the gain in the Elektronik session here, I should say the Asian session Is about 1/10 of 1% inside the Nikkei. We have negativity coming from the financials, realestate and material stocks leading the way lower on the positive side, though in Seoul, the Cosby is ahead about 2/10 of 1%. And in Sydney, the sex 200 is ahead about a 6/10 of 1%. Jules. You were talking about the FedEx numbers after the bell. We also heard from Adobe. After the US closed, the company reported revenue above estimates. Kind of a sign here of robust demand for those cloud based creative tools, probably gaining a lot of attention during the pandemic. Sales were up 14% and we had Adobe in late trade higher by about 2% also a very interesting development. When it comes to Facebook. We're told the Federal Trade Commission here in the states is preparing For a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. Now, the question here is whether the company harmed competition through acquisitions or other cond conduct. We're told the FTC could file a case by the end of the year and that stock in late trade had been down by as much as 2.8%. Now for the US equity market. We did have strength among the tech shares. Computer gaming stocks leading the advance..
Democrats block slimmed-down GOP coronavirus relief bill as hopes fade for any more congressional support
"Senate Republicans tried but failed to pass a $300 billion coronavirus relief package. Nearly all Republicans supported the measure but have failed to get the necessary 60 vote majority to advance. NPR's Susan Davis explains. Senate Republicans anticipated this outcome. But Senate Majority Whip John Thune told reporters it would show Republicans had a unified position that could potentially bring Democrats back to the negotiating table. Democratic leaders preemptively rejected the GOP bill, saying it doesn't go far enough to address pandemic related needs. House Democrats approved a more than $3 trillion bill back in May, but the White House opposes it and says it's unnecessary overreach with a stalemate over the cost and scope of the bill. It is likely today's vote is the last congressional action on pandemic relief before
Trump wants to accept GOP nomination speech at White House. Is that legal?
"One of these Senate stuff. Republicans don'ts whether President Trump can use the White House to accept the GOP nomination later this month. Linda. Kenyan reports is that even legal? Those were the words of Senator Republican Whip John Thune, when questioned if the president can't accept his party's nomination on White House grounds. The question arose when Trump said earlier that accepting the nomination app. Hippity by a federal employee on government property. The question arose as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced that he will accept his party's
"john thune" Discussed on AP News
"With plans to hold the Republican convention in 2 battleground states foiled by coronavirus concerns president trump says he's considering giving his acceptance speech closer to home the president says he will probably deliver the speech from the White House it's easy and I think it's a beautiful setting telling fox and friends it's certainly one of the alternatives but it would be an unprecedented move using public property for partisan political purposes house speaker Nancy Pelosi tells MSNBC he can't do that and top Republican senators John Thune and John Cornyn both use the word problematic with Cornyn saying he'd need somebody to show him where it says the president could give the speech from the White House Sager mag ani Washington
Trump considering giving convention speech from White House
"With plans to hold the Republican convention in two battleground states foiled by coronavirus concerns president trump says he's considering giving his acceptance speech closer to home the president says he will probably deliver the speech from the White House it's easy and I think it's a beautiful setting telling fox and friends it's certainly one of the alternatives but it would be an unprecedented move using public property for partisan political purposes house speaker Nancy Pelosi tells MSNBC he can't do that and top Republican senators John Thune and John Cornyn both use the word problematic with Cornyn saying he'd need somebody to show him where it says the president could give the speech from the White House Sager mag ani Washington
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue as benefits set to expire
"For more on the status of the next Corona virus relief package were joined by Bloomberg News Congressional reporter Eric Watson, Eric Watson, We heard. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that his members air all over the lot on the next relief bill. How does that this unity compared to Democrats? And what does that mean? As these negotiations come down to the wire and relief program start to expire? Well, I think Nancy Pelosi to have speaker and Chuck Schumer Senate Majority leader Really looking at this is giving them leverage. You know, if the car can get 51 members on board, you know, he really is is not showing a lot of muscle a star being behind this proposal of closely highlight that in a late on Monday. I'm just saying that they're in complete disarray, and we are seeing evidence of that. There was a Republican lunch on Tuesday and a lot of numbers came out there. Not comfortable with the $1 trillion price tag there not comfortable with lot of Parisians in here, and I think they're really looking to re establish their sort of deficit hawks on the CDs that we saw Republican Party The Paul Ryan era before Trump came along the base itself. One remind viewers and listeners what's in that $1 trillion Republican plan, the Heels act as it's called, Yeah, it's really about eight part plan and it's got a lot of different moving parts to the main part of the are a direct famous stimulus of $1200 per person making up to 75. Dollars that is almost exactly modeled on the March proposal that went out of most Americans was also an extension of the settlement. Unemployment insurance benefits, But not these six. Another level that we're seeing currently would lower to about $200 for two months and then have states come completed complex calculation to figure out And make sure people only getting a maximum 70% of their previous wages and status. It is difficult to implement that bill would give him another two much waver if they're having trouble also build more money for, you know, testing for education. 2/3 of the $70 billion for education tied School's reopening and Democrat Tristan. This is using a stick approach, and Trump is endangering the welfare of Children. It's really seeing that and plus their liability protection. This is Mitch McConnell's top Ah, ah, asking. This is to protect businesses from lawsuits if they reopen the coronavirus, and that's what he's going to be interesting on in any final. Billy's reiterated that again this week. And why is it his top? Asked. He made sure to emphasize that today it was the one part of the program that he briefly brought up after that Senate lunch that you that you attended in reporting on very closely aligned with the Chamber of Commerce. Half of Republicans, This is business concerns. A really raising this worry about trial lawyers coming in and making ah little money off a class action lawsuits and so forth things. They also an impediment to re opening businesses are concerned. With Jim Louie Vito are or regular office of having people see that they were less likely to tipping hired workers pass that his point of view that is diagnosis of the current situation, Democrats say Instead, let's have OSHA. Let's have the Occupational safety and Hazard. I'm sorry Health Administration come up with a strong standard of clear standard and you know companies get through. They could cite that they're complying with OSHA standards. You know, it is providing protective equipment and barriers and other social distancing measures. And that would solve the problem. I think you have some kind of compromise here. But there's big elements. This proposal from Republicans of shifting lawsuits from the states where torture normally handled to the federal government. And Democrats are loath to do that you mentioned compromised. Democrats air pushing their $3.5 trillion Heroes Act was passed in the house back in May 208 votes to 199 votes. Republicans, of course, pushing this $1 trillion plan, but it was Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, who today said I think there's a lot here to agree on. Where could be the lines of agreement? Well, it's it's officially if you have got two numbers here, and it's going to end up somewhere in between. That's what you know what Republicans are nervous about. You know, they're saying, we're start. Our opening day is not zero. It's one trillion is going to end up two trillion or more fear on that from Republican side. I think Democrats are hopeful. There are things in their provisions in there, bill, whether it's an Internet or water that probably could be tightened, taking care of elsewhere that's often been talked about today potential. Deal later on with Trump, especially, he's realized about infrastructure. So, um, it would be a priority for the bride administration, and he has the only thing that they can do and deal with later. They're more nice to have and have tohave. I think for Democrats really won the key one that's missing in that Republican president nearly $1 trillion for state and local governments. You know when the shutdown happen, revenue really dried up for a lot of these local and state governments, and there's they're facing the possibility of millions of people being laid off in the public sector. So Democrats are pushing out their top ask and, you know, I don't know if Republicans are hard, fast against that. Maybe there's a compromise there
Bipartisan Senate Proposal To Reform Section 230 Introduced
"Bipartisan bill to overhaul section to thirties. Safe Harbor Provisions in the United States has been proposed by Senators Bryan shots and John Thune the platform, Accountability Consumer Transparency Act. Yes, packed. Act would require an acceptable use policy, quarterly reports and a defined complaint system, so it's would have twenty four hours to remove content deemed illegal. Once a site is aware of it.
Senator John Thune on Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill
"Senator John Thune says the recently passed house bill focuses on handing out more relief money without thought to the consequences for future generations he says what's really needed is assurances for those driving the U. S. economy we need to make sure that medical professionals and small businesses and others can get back to running their operations employing Americans without worrying that an army of trial lawyers is about to descend Republicans and just liability protections must be part of any new coronavirus relief package
"john thune" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"In news that dot com emergency authorization has been given by the FDA for new antigen tests that could be a key in opening up the country right now the only way to diagnose active covert nineteen is to test a patient's nasal swab for the genetic material of the virus a process that can take hours but antigen tests detected earliest toxic traces of the virus the tests maker quite L. corporation says it can provide an accurate automated result in fifteen minutes and Thomas with that report some U. S. governors are seeking to bolster their home state production of vital medical supplies and protective equipment after difficulties in buying such items during outbreak Florida Indiana Massachusetts and Missouri all say they will help to develop more in state manufacturing to ensure the availability in a crisis and drive down shipping costs GOP senator John Thune says it stopped not clear how much money should be given to states for coronavirus relief since Congress has already approved one hundred fifty billion dollars to help with unemployment insurance accounts at the state level to help with the health care costs of people who lose health care at the state level in a range of other things meanwhile the Democrats are demanding another billion dollars for the states to says first there needs to be an accounting for the money that has already been given news and analysis at town hall dot com the fact the pain relief it's natural pain relief that works and pain relief that attacks the source of the pain that I've come from the doctor's clinic this morning twenty eight staples out of Miami and I am not taking pain killers why because I don't need to I'm taking really factor yes the trouble does but it doesn't have any negative side effects and I am doing just fine thank you very much that's the experience of tens of thousands of Americans what taking really factor right now see their incredible video endorsements that really faxes are coming over to your three week quickstart a pack for just nineteen ninety five that's less than a dollar a day that's truly remarkable to be.
"john thune" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Of issues said that are not holding up this bill to do that we need to do and we're probably going to need more money many members of the house where a of returning to Washington during the outbreak the bill could be passed with a procedural motion with only a few members in attendance another lawmaker has taken ill senator John Thune skipping the Wednesday night vote after not feeling well he's returned to South Dakota to consult his doctors more closings the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints the Mormons closing all of its temples until further notice because of the virus outbreak the daily virus task force briefing Dr Anthony Fauci said there is some settling unsettling news from some foreign countries for having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season and if in fact they have a substantial outbreak it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that will get a cycle around the second time nearly sixty nine thousand people in the U. S. about tested positive more than one thousand of them have died the next day on Wall Street the Dow gained four hundred ninety five points nasdaq lost thirty three Erica is listening to fox news one century ago at least pandemic initially with nineteen eighteen infected nations around the world killing millions in the decades lenses has taken the lives of millions more but none have been quite like rotavirus now a global pandemic Broadway will be shut down the NBA suspending gameplay frost street briefly suspending trading today it is impacted Hollywood it is in capital this is like go inside the lives.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
"The first senator to test positive for coronavirus rand Paul he was on Capitol Hill last week and today tweeted that he did not have symptoms but was tested out of an abundance of caution senator John Thune mentioned Paul on the Senate floor today just one of their colleague senator rand Paul's tested positive for the coronavirus our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery
"john thune" Discussed on Jannah Firdaus Mediapro Podcast
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"john thune" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Senator John Thune says were only hearing one side of the story he's referring to impeachment testimony from the U. S. top diplomat in Ukraine that link to delay in military aid to president trump's desire for an investigation into a political rival from what I can tell a lot of the interactions and statements he made was based on secondhand information that I think that's so those are obviously points that can be disputed a fast moving wildfire in North cinema county exploded to ten thousand acres today as flames raced across the dry landscape amid windy conditions in California he Kincaid fire forced as many as two thousand people to evacuate including the entire town of Kaiser they'll traffic is sponsored by the U. P. S. jobs dot com on dental school pull a cell phone that royal lane a wreck blocks to lift weights backed up now both directions on the tollway at six thirty five one spot on I thirty five E. an accident blocks two right lanes on northwest highway west on the Dallas north tollway there's an accident in Plano on seventy five central north bound at Parker two left lanes of the HOV lane or blocked by a crash in Lewisville and I thirty five E. sample to corporate drive it to rank with two lanes blocked in Irving on the George Bush turnpike self funded Northgate Dr annex it was moved to the left shoulder I also northbound past belt line a collision is reported in grand prairie on I forty once upon a macarthur an accident blocks the to express lane and was fort worth on I. thirty westbound it's for five eighty eight to record the right lane blocked in a world where you need more money this season on November first you PS is hosting a one day job fair unlike any you've ever seen hundreds of locations thousands of jobs visit you PS jobs dot com slash brown Friday for a location near you with KLIF traffic it's cutting into your exercise time it's stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind its pain and it's getting in between you and the life.
"john thune" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And before the week is out. We will have done thirty four circuit. Judges will be more circuit judges next week. In addition to that. I think the the green new deal continues to be an interesting discussion for particularly Republicans. And we will of course, give our democratic crowns who've been advocating this proposal an opportunity to debate and vote on it on the Senate floor. I sometime in the next couple of weeks. John thune is next. He is the majority whip we've had last week. Some some good economic news the first calendar year since two thousand five the growth rate exceeded three percent three point one percent between fourth quarter of last year and fourth quarter of the year before we've seen wage growth at the highest level literally in a decade. And the unemployment rate was below four percent for the eleventh month in a row, which is also a record going back five decades, and there were more jobs available than people looking for jobs for the ten th straight month, which is also a record. So we're seeing greater growth in the economy higher. Wages are record median household income. Lots of good things happening out there in the economy much of which is attributable to the policies like tax reform and regulatory reform that Republicans here in congress have worked with the president to put into place since this president took office. We created five point three million jobs at three hundred thousand. In the month of January. We'll get another jobs report this week. But the point is the economy is performing really really, well, which begs the question as to why the Democrats would wanna reverse.
"john thune" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
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"john thune" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Now, we must step boldly and bravely into the next chapter of this. Great American adventure. And we must create a new standard of living for the twenty first century. Now, as you know, seventy six percent of the people who saw the speech had a positive view of fifty nine percent heady very positive you of it. And I told you yesterday he moved the needle. How do we know that? Well, the House Democratic whip Jim Clyburn now says I I don't have anything against a wall here for you to the w word as long as it's a smart wall. Well know what signals and that's a may have set. But I know what I've been saying from the beginning without have anything against a wall so long as it's smart wall defined what a smart war would be one that would use drones to make it too high to get over one that will use x Ray equipment to make it to wire to get around. And we'll use scanners to be. So we can't borrow under it. That to me would be is smart wall. You can't get under it. So you can if he quoting lyrics from the song. And having said that I do believe that we have to put in infrastructure reinforce, the fence. And that me the already in place, especially at the ports of entry upgrade? These ports of entry mix them welcoming. And equip them with the equipment that need technology that they need because ninety percent of all the drugs coming into the country coming through the ports of entry that are ill staff and people are ill prepared. So we've got a house majority whip James Clyburn saying he's got nothing against a what what wall as long as it's a smart. Wh what wall is it possible that we can have some sort of deal without calling a national emergency. John thune Republican Senator from South Dakota. I'm a big believer in in.
"john thune" Discussed on KGO 810
"So I'm just I'm just curious as a especially if you voted for for Donald Trump. Are you supporting the Senate right now, the kind of the establishment Republicans are you support the president as they are now starting to fight back, which is interesting to me. It's interesting. This happens in every presidency, by the way, they start off strong, especially you know, they Obama had the same start. Hey, you got both houses of congress. In your party? We're going to try and get some things done president tried to get some things done. They got some things done. But now, oddly the cracks are showing I've just needs. So the Senate Republicans are gonna rebuke the president today regarding Syria and Afghanistan. And here's another one from Senate Republican whip John thune of South Dakota serious solid conservative quote. I I don't know how many times you can say this. But I would prefer that the president's stay off Twitter, particularly with regard to these important national security issues. We've got people who are experts and have the background and are professionals in most cases, I think he ought to when it comes to their judgment take it into consideration. That was Senate Republican whip John thune, and it just came out the president just gave a little I guess what they call a media availability. And a reporter asked the president just now do you have confidence with Gina hospital, and Dan Coats are the national intelligence people. President trump's. No, I disagree with certain things. They said time will prove me, right. Probably. So he's not listening to the Republicans in charge in the Senate and listen to your intelligence people. He's no not going to whoa. This is a new era for the Republicans right now, I'm telling you that chapter is apparently over today. So if you voted for Trump, which do you do you support is it the president? Would you support the Senate Republicans now four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten? Rich and his Sparta rich, you're on KOA ten with Ethan Bearman. Yeah. Trump is not selling a condo. There are bad things that can happen. If you more the experts, they do all day long looking at that stuff. We have mustered up since we regionally disregarded, Colin Powell's advice you break. It you buy it. Yep. We broke it. And now we are buying big time. And unfortunately, the individual at the helm have little or no idea of what he is doing and discount those that goes experts you're doing it at your peril. So rich. I'm really curious. Did you vote for Donald Trump for president? No. I did not. Okay. So so you're like my. Yeah. I prefer my presidency be the adult in the room, not the need one. Okay. I I respect that. And understand what you're saying. It's one of the counter arguments. What you just said the riches that it was the experts who were saying about, you know, the warning of Iraq and the yellowcake uranium which ended up not being true. What what how do you respond to people when they bring that up? Well, the fact that the matter is we went into an area. We have no background whatsoever. If that were the case, we would not end up with a predicament where we're backing the Kurds against a NATO member. We have no idea how that's even going to work out the point being you can manipulate a certain amount of this. But the president has to be deal to an arbitrator, and if he has no background or interest in it, nothing, but evil can happen. Yeah. It's it's really interesting. You brought up something that was my argument long ago with Iraq and Afghanistan, which is we've got a couple thousand years of human history here that show that everybody who's tried to get military involved. Militarily an outsider outsiders got militarily involved loses. It's just that is the case rich, thanks for calling in for one five eighty eight ten one thing to add into all of this. Why I'm saying I think that chapter of Republican unity of these last two years is over and I'm curious where you're standing on this, especially if you support the Republicans is now there's a new poll out that was just released one third of Republicans GOP leaning independence would prefer someone other than President Trump to be the party's twenty twenty presidential nominee. Sixty five percent of Republican and Republican leaning voters want Trump to run for another term, President Trump. But one third don't. So I mean, a third of Republicans like. Well, I appreciate it. Appreciate what you've done for as Mr President. When you go back to running the Trump empire. Instead of being present. You got some things rolling gave us a couple of supreme court justices. Thank you, very much, Merrick garland, anybody and did that for us and you've signed into legislation. You know, these are big issues that apparently Republicans though are not happy among Republicans women. This is no surprise that. This should not be surprising by women and younger voters were more against the president. Forty one percent of Republican-leaning women want a nominee other than Trump. Check that out. Forty one percent of Republican-leaning women. Or Republic Republican or Republican leaning want a nominee other than President Trump. Forty one percent that is I mean, I would be concerned if I'm a Republican a part of the establishment part of the team trying to get the president re elected forty two percent. Of younger respondents re Republican or Republican leaning between eighteen and forty nine years old. Want a different nominee. So young people and women are the ones lean are seem to be again. These are Republicans and Republican leaning against the president meeting not against him in terms of why would never vote for him. But by golly, gimme a different nominee for the party. That's absolutely. Fascinating to me. Really is. So the Republicans are going to rebuke the president when it comes to. Syria in Afghanistan. And I also thought I just saw that the president is saying now, and we'll get to this one a little bit later as well. But the president saying he's really picked on. This negotiation on border security, and I've heard interviews with both Democrats and Republicans who are on that committee. They're supposedly negotiating the border security, and they both sound like they're very frustrated that the president is one hundred percent insistent that he get his wall. Even though the evidence on the ground might show significantly, otherwise, for example, did you know that only one percent of vehicles private vehicles that cross our ports of entry like port. Yes. And your silvery when you drive up from Mexico only one percent are scanned, so human trafficking, drugs, etc. Only one percent are scanned. Why wouldn't that be a priority? Because that's where the drugs are. They're not bringing drugs across the open desert. That's not the pri- primary area. They're coming through ports of entry. Very interesting to me how that's falling. All right. Well, let's shift gears a little bit PG. What do we do next? Where should we go? I'm hearing curious what you would like to see happen. I, of course, have my ideas on it. But a federal judge. Yesterday. Made some huge statements judge William also. Made some big statements that I think are gonna have huge reverberations on what the future looks like for P, Jeannie. How would you like to see it come out four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten? Bearman on K G L eight ten.
"john thune" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Not take place in there. Is disturbing to me. I want to solve this problem. People are hurting. So I tell the Democrats get back into the room. Let's not leave less solved. This problem. Just as the president said, it doesn't even take forty five minutes were here. And we want to work. Well. Leader McCarthy, I think described it very accurately. We all came this meeting. I heard the president say last week last night. This could be solved in forty five minutes, and I had hoped coming to this meeting today that that's what was going to happen that we were gonna sit down and the Democrats are going to negotiate in good faith, and we were going to come up with a resolution, and they obviously had not moved an inch and haven't moved to John thune resident of not being willing to negotiate with the president more than willing to go shape. The vice president here the last two weekends meeting with members meeting with members of staff. Trying to move the ball down the field and get us on a path where we can get a solution and the the answer today to the president's question. And that is exactly how it was phrased. And that is that speaker Pelosi if I were to open up the government today three days from now, would you support any funding for border security for wall? And she said, no. And I think the president clearly interpreted that as you rightly should have as clear evidence. The Democrats have no interest right now and try and solve this problem. They clearly want the political issue. Gleese? I thought the president was very calm in trying to continue to put different options on the table to solve the serious crisis at our border last night. He laid out some of the problems and challenges that we're facing as a country and how we can get a solution today. What he did was start to offer some more.
"john thune" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Journey. It's a dangerous journey. They bring children with them. Young families. People are dying on the way here. The only people winning here are the traffickers back from Mexico is bad for America is for these migrants. And it's. Wall is part of the solution. It's not the only thing we have to do. But it's a part of it, by the way one last point. I apologize to five million dollars isn't just for a while. It is to fund the top ten priorities in the border security plan that doesn't crude wall. It includes other things as well and many other people opposed to that voted for twenty million twenty billion dollars in funding for border security and twenty thirteen and Bill that was so controversial. That was a part. Same people just a few years ago. We're saying the very same thing about the borders and about illegal immigration. Can you imagine Harry Reid even using the term illegal aliens? Now. Afternoon. There was a meeting in the White House with Republican leaders. They all came out. They all seem to be in solidarity. It was John thune goes Mitch McConnell, y'all all seemed determined to stick together. I thought they would've gone wildly by now. I'll tell you. What's happened to the Republican party? Donald Trump is injected a spine. They would have collapsed by now. On a normal circumstances. Why? Because the argument for further border security is compelling. We need to remove the welcome. Mat. We need to do something about the burden on taxpayers about the crime that Peter Krishna was talking about about the competition. Two jobs about the about the downward pressure on wages. These things are.