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"johnny isakson" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Edition from NPR news I'm Stevens keep and I may Martinez A year ago today Missouri senator Josh hawley created one of the lasting images of protesters storming the capitol when he raised his fist in support of them He was one of a few senators who disputed Joe Biden's victory despite no evidence of pervasive fraud But a year later the Missouri senator faces no real political ramifications back at home Steve vocal of the Midwest newsroom reports Last January Republican Josh hawley had been in the Senate for barely two years elected at 39 after serving briefly as Missouri's attorney general he was seen by many in the party as a politician on the rise But that seemed to be at risk for Holly after the January 6th events and his vote against certifying election results Some of the biggest companies in Missouri and elsewhere stopped supporting him The two largest newspapers in the state openly called for him to resign His mentor former Republican senator John Danforth repudiated his actions But now a year later it appears holley is hardly paid at political price in a state that's taken a hard swing to the right in recent years Terry Smith teaches political science at Columbia college in Missouri What happened last January two Josh is kind of what's happened to a lot of the individuals who have been associated with the insurrection and that is not much or many of them are not being held to account And it's kind of nothing to see here Life goes on And senator hawley appears to have no regrets while he did not agree to be interviewed for the story his office released a statement this week blaming the political left for attempting to use the events of January 6th to promote a climate of fear According to a poll last summer by St. Louis university in yugov Holly's popularity has grown it found more in Missouri voters approved of this performance than they did a year before It pegged Holly at a 52% approval rating which is above average for U.S. senator according to Kenneth Warren the associate director of the pole Warren says Holly's numbers dip quickly after the capitol storming but then bounced back His exact role they played have been forgotten or forgiven probably mostly forgotten And likely in part because of the weak state of the Missouri Democratic Party which not too long ago is competitive here before the 2016 elections Democrats occupied all but one of Missouri's 6 statewide offices Now it's down to one Again Columbia college professor Terry Smith There's no democratic leadership in Missouri basically to step out and say I'm going to lead the crusade here to make sure that senator hawley answers for what he did While big corporations have largely steered away from donating to his campaign Holly raised more than $7 million last year much of it coming from small contributors living outside of Missouri Some Midwest Republicans face a far more challenging climate Take for example Don bacon a Nebraska congressman who's willing to say what hawley and some of his Republican colleagues won't I would say Joe Biden won the election and I can see my own district They can also criticize his Republican colleagues who downplayed what occurred a year ago today To call tourists that's not right I just want to be honest What happened to the day was wrong Former president Donald Trump who's still wields considerable sway over Republican politicians this week called for someone to run against Don bacon in this year's primary Given his widespread popularity here Josh hawley is thought to have presidential aspirations But if he runs for reelection to the Senate the storming of the capital is unlikely to hurt him in the Republican primary.
Johnny Isakson, former Georgia Republican U.S. senator, dies
"Former former Georgia Georgia GOP GOP senator senator Johnny Johnny Isaacson Isaacson has has died died at at the the age age of of seventy seventy six six Johnny Johnny Isaacson Isaacson an an affable affable Georgia Georgia Republican Republican politician politician who who rose rose from from the the ranks ranks of of the the state state legislature legislature to to become become a a U. U. S. S. senator senator has has died died the the passing passing was was confirmed confirmed in in a a news news release release from from Georgia Georgia governor governor Brian Brian Kemp's Kemp's office office in in twenty twenty fifteen fifteen Isaacson Isaacson disclosed disclosed that that he he had had been been diagnosed diagnosed with with Parkinson's Parkinson's disease disease he he remains remains in in office office until until the the end end of of twenty twenty nineteen nineteen retiring retiring two two years years before before the the end end of of his his term term in in the the Senate Senate Isaacson Isaacson was was known known as as an an effective effective behind behind the the scenes scenes consensus consensus builder builder his his own own views views on on flashpoint flashpoint issues issues such such as as abortion abortion became became more more conservative conservative over over the the years years as as George's George's own own politics politics shifted shifted from from blue blue to to red red I'm I'm surely surely after after
Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority
"The term of former Senator Johnny Isakson. He retired for health reasons. Just over a year ago, Democrat Jon Ossoff's surged into within lead in the other runoff election picking up about 14,000 votes In late
Loeffler, Warnock will face off in heated debate in Georgia runoff
"Balance of power at stake in the U. S. Senate to run off elections scheduled for next month in Georgia are garnering lots of attention. Sitting Georgia Republican U. S. Senator Kelly La Flor and her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock, will debate tonight as the two are facing off in a January 5th runoff election. La Flor was appointed to the seat left vacant last year by Johnny Isakson. Georgia is in the rare position of having to U. S. Senate seats up for election at the same time, and both are in runoff faces foxes Evan Brown, the other two candidates, Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff's will not debate, Senator Purdue has turned down multiple invitations.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"S. Senate candidates from Georgia. Or in January's runoff election will be debating tonight. Sitting Georgia Republican U. S. Senator Kelly La Flor and her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock, will debate tonight as the two are facing off in a January 5th runoff election. La Flor was appointed to the seat left vacant last year by Johnny Isakson. Georgia is in the rare position of having to U. S. Senate seats up for election at the same time, and both are in runoff faces. Though the other seats candidates, Republican incumbent David Perdue and Democratic challenger John Asaf will not participate in debates. Evan Brown Fox News. It all starts Sunday night, 7 P.m. Eastern on the Fox News Channel and Fox News Radio President Trump was in Valdosta last night promoting the Republicans in that race, David Perdue and Kelly Leffler. They're Democratic Moments. John. Also often, Raphael Warnock held their own rally Saturday afternoon. Now, once the Corona virus vaccine is ready for approval, which could happen this week. Government scientists will wrap up a public plea for Americans to get vaccinated. The lead researcher for Operation Warp Speed Bonds of Slough, he says about 80% of Americans should get a corona virus vaccine to build up a herd immunity to drastically suppress virus spread and even those who cannot be immunized for some reason. Are actually protected because there's almost no virus circulating slowly warns that immunity must be appropriately spread so large populations aren't vulnerable and it could ignite. The pandemic again, a two least partially in that area. Administration officials predict the most at risk groups like health care workers and the elderly will have access to.
Georgia Senate special election result projected to go to a runoff between Sen. Loeffler and Democrat Warnock
"One of the two races for U. S. Senate in Georgia is going to a runoff as expected. GNN Rob Stadler has more on the race to fill the unexpired term of Republican Johnny Isakson. Democrat Raphael Warnock narrowly beat incumbent Kelly Leffler. But since neither captured a majority, we know that there is going to be a runoff election for the seat. On January, Leffler had to put down a strong challenge from third place finisher and outgoing congressman Doug Collins. He called to concede before endorsing the senator on Twitter. The eyes of the nation will be watching the runoff. We had the best time we've got more fun to come. We got nine weeks of fun to go the outcome on January, 5th will play a key to the balance of the Senate.
Senate Control Still Unclear: 2020
"Come on members of Congress in Georgia, faring pretty well on election night, But there are some new faces goingto Washington from our state as well. First of all in the sixth House District Democrat Lucy McBath, defeating Karen Handel in a rematch between the two in the seventh, which encompasses for Sy thing, Gwinnett County. Caroline Bordeaux, edging Republican Rich McCormick. Now the Democrats who won reelection Sanford Bishop, Hank Johnson and David Scott. Republicans returning to Washington include Buddy Carter, Drew Ferguson, Austin Scott Barry Loudermilk, also Rick Allen and then Jody Hice of the 10th district. No faces in the fifth District Democrat Nike, Mo Williams, easily winning John Lewis's seat. And then, of course, Republican Andrew Clyde victorious and the ninth District in North Georgia, considered the most conservative district in the state. We are still waiting on the result of one of George's US Senate race is the race between David Perdue and John S off remains too close to call. We do know, however, that Republican incumbent Kelly Leffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock will meet in a run off for the other Senate seat. We're not thanking his supporters last night, you for pushing me one step closer. Of the Senate because when I get there you will go with me. Your concerns will go with me. Your issues will go with the runoff for the unexpired term of Senator Johnny Isakson set for January 5th Republican Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville coming in third in that race.
Georgia Senate special election result projected to go to a runoff between Sen. Loeffler and Atlanta Democrat Warnock
"To return to the polls in January to decide a special election for the Senate seat held by Republican Kelly Law Flor. She and Democrat Rafael Warnick are the top two vote getters in the crowded field. Neither one getting the 50% tto win outright. La Flor, a wealthy businesswoman was appointed to fill the seat of retiring Senator Johnny Isakson Warnick, the pastor of Atlanta's Ebeneezer Baptist Church, is trying to become Georgia's first black senator. This is AP News
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Of us speak and say they don't have good timing. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are out with their 2019 tax returns today. Biden and his wife, Jill, had taxable income of almost $945,000. The federal tax bill came, it came out rather to almost 300,000. Harris and her husband's income was $3.1 million. They're federal tax bill topped one million the release of Biden and harass his tax returns. Comes, of course, just a couple days after The New York Times published that expose of President Trump's taxes and financial difficulties Georgia politics Now Congressman Doug Collins has picked up a big name, endorsement and his race for Senate. Former governor Nathan Deal tells a fund raiser in Gainesville. He's back in Colin's because quote a Senate seat representing the state of Georgia cannot be bought. Colin's leads a crowded field, unseat Senator Kelly Leffler, who promises to spend at least $20 million in the reelection bid. It's a race that's divided the Republican Party in Georgia. It's even divided deal and current governor Kim, who pick Leffler to replace retiring Senator Johnny Isakson. President Trump has also shown support for Leffler Higginbotham 95.5 double DSP. And with so many questions about this year's voting, the George's secretary of state's office as you heard on WSB earlier today, is bracing for an election like no other before, hoping to avoid long lines like the ones we saw during the primary, Fulton County adds pole locations 164 polling locations in June due to Cove. It Up to 255 coming up in November. Gabriel Sterling with the George's secretary of state's office says they want to cut, wait times, 20 minutes or less. That's kind of our internal goal, he tells w. S. B. 1.3 Million voters have already requested absentee ballots. But with over five million expected to vote in Georgia, That means up to 2.5 million showing up on Election Day. Bill Koto 95.5 Wsbn Remember in parts of three metro counties. This is Election Day, Special Election Day and much like the rain today, Voter turnout's been lights but steady. The CT Martin precinct in Atlanta were there as rain falls outside the CT Martin Recreational Center, I found Dr Tito with Smith Jr. Who was arriving to cast his ballot. And when I asked him why he'd come out in this weather to vote for someone who'd only serve at most a couple months and not wait until November to cast his ballot. He told me this. We need to get this in now, because even that two months can make a big difference and what happens between now And the first of the year and as a pastor, he says. He also urged his congregation to get out and vote today as well. In Atlanta, Michelle right, 95.5 double USB. Disney is laying off 28,000 employees because of prolonged Corona virus closures at its theme parks based in California, these jobs will come from across the parks. And consumer products division is about two thirds of these workers being laid off our part time employees. The light Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery today. Ginsburg was buried next to her husband, Martin, who died in 2010. Ginsberg made history last Friday, Shin of the first woman ever to lie in state of the U. S Capitol after she lied and repose at the Supreme Court building. On Wednesday and Thursday. The closing bell brought to you by Financial symphony on the WSB market Watch the Dow closed down 131 points today.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Be a debate like no other. Tonight's presidential debate will look nothing like the debates of the past with the Corona virus pandemic, forcing organizers to limit the audience to fewer than 100 people. And President Trump and Joe Biden won't shake hand and you will be able to hear the debate live right here at nine o'clock, followed by analysis and listener reaction at 95.5, double USB and on the WSB radio APP. Georgia Congressman Doug Collins picking up a big name endorsement in his race for Senate, former governor Nathan Deal tells a fund raiser in Gainesville. He's back in Colin's because quote a Senate seat representing the state of Georgia cannot be bought. Collins leads a crowded field, unseat Senator Kelly Leffler, who promises suspended least $20 million in the reelection bid. It's a race that's divided the Republican Party in Georgia. It's even divided deal and current governor Kim who pick Leffler to replace retiring Senator Johnny Isakson. President Trump has also shown support for Leffler. Higginbotham 95.5 WSB WSB Market Watch shows the Dow Down 143 points at 27,440 NASDAQ's down 29 the S and P s off 12. Wst News, Tommy Lovano, three live team coverage of traffic and weather. Here's Veronica Harrell and still dealing with the travel advisory because of the overturned tractor trailer crashed over on the East side. The inter loop is 25 south bound that ramp to 20 westbound part of that ramp is blocked. And, yes, you're slowing on 2 85 as well as 20 westbound now staying on to 85. You've got a new crash now 25 south to 85 north down the outer loop. Up around Church Street exit. 40 just cleared off to the right but still causing delays and then moving elsewhere. Still watching delays over on 25 westbound the absolute because of construction and ask for done what he wrote at 29. It takes out of right lane and.
Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta
"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we
"johnny isakson" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"We'll get to that a little bit. Okay so democrats are meeting in atlanta with officials from the democratic senatorial campaign committee and the d._n._c. <hes> these groups want to pick who the democrat democrat is going to be to run the isaac since they're really really concerned about a situation where the governor pick someone to replace johnny isakson soon that person is able to serve january to november build name i._d. As an as an actual senator raise money as an actual senator and then you have three thousand democrats who all wanna get advanced to show up and try to beat them and what happens is the democrats divide themselves up five ways to none and the republican incumbent senator is actually elected. They're deeply worried about that so what the national democrats want to do. Is they want to come down and they want to pick the winner in advance. Now i gotta tell you i am at least intellectually consistent on this. I think primaries do a good thing. I think primaries series forced candidates to do a better job. Take the sixth congressional district. There are a lot of people i know who are mad at me for backing karen handel again in the sixth congressional district considering. She lost against lucy and i get it. I do not think it was her fault. I think there were external factors at play. I think that the outside groups abandoned the ground game. <hes> the race was very close. She would've won. She was let down by outside groups. It was not her fault. She did everything she could in a waiver for the democrats and she lost and not by much. I say give it another another shot. She knows the district's knows the people she has the name i._d. Go fort. I understand that the people they're concerned the other side but <hes> i've had several friends ends of mind say you you know you should also if you're supporting karen you should be browbeating the other people and trying to get them out of the race and i have no intention of doing that and the reason i i have no intention of doing that is because i think a primary makes a stronger general election candidate. Now there are people who say well. They're gonna spend all their money in the primary and they're going to have done for the general i get that's a valid concern but i think it is far better to vet the candidates through a primary process than it is to have them run without a primary and essentially that's what the democrats want they do is they want to deny someone to clarify in process of a primary and thrust them into what is essentially a general election without having been vetted in excuses that while you're all going to be on the ballot together so what i think what will happen otherwise is let's. Let's be honest here. The democrats do not have strong bench right now. That's just the honest fact name measure with the exception of stacey abrahams name a major democrat in the state you there really aren't any there you can say michael thurmond who who is is how old and been wearing and done what for how long win john barrow same situation <hes> becoming rapidly perennial candidate who were the prominent democrats in the state eight of georgia there really aren't any. You're having to go down to people like jerry boston the d._a..
Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia says he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'
"Tom other Republican senator Johnny Isaacson of Georgia announcing he'll retire at the end of the year citing what he calls health challenges the three term senator was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in twenty thirteen and suffered a fall in July according to his office Georgia governor Brian Campbell appoint someone to fill that seat when Isaacson steps down in
Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia says he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'
"Corrupt Georgia Republican senator Johnny Isaacson citing health challenges in announcing his resignation at the end of the year it will end a twenty year career in the Senate and house he was not up for re elections held twenty twenty two it says in a statement health challenges are taking a toll on him his family and his staff Isaacson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and twenty thirteen he says that he's been
Citing 'Health Challenges,' Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson To Retire At End Of Year
"Georgia Republican Johnny Isaacson says he's resigning from the Senate at the end of the year correspondent born fox reports Isaacson says his health is the problem he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in twenty thirteen and he is announcing that he no longer feels like he will be able to do his job to the full extent it's necessary for his constituents in a statement he said it goes against every fiber of my being to leave in the
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson will step down at end of year
"Senior senator from the state of Georgia says he's going to leave office at the end of this year his term isn't that to end until twenty twenty two but Republican senator Johnny Isaacson announced he is resigning from the Senate in December due to various health issues writing in a statement that is Parkinson's which she was diagnosed with in two thousand thirteen has been progressing and he had surgery just this week to remove a growth on his kidney those health challenges taking a toll and twenty sixteen he became the first in Georgia Republican ever to be elected to a third term in the U.
House passes long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill
"Senator David Perdue calls it beyond embarrassing. WSB's Bill Caiaccio reports congress has finally approved a disaster aid package. Jim RCN it comes after months of political fighting typical Washington fashion. Congress kick the can down the road. Georgia's senators David producer, Johnny Isakson, expressed their frustration throughout the process is not right. It's not fair for the two hundred and thirty days after hurricane Michael ravaged South, Georgia. The nineteen billion dollar aid package is finally approved by the house. And now headed to President Trump. It also includes money for local blueberry growers whose crops were destroyed by a deep freeze in two thousand seventeen and victims of recent tornados
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WSB-AM
"That's being called generational and now another potential roadblock to free up federal help. Jamie Dupree Soledad's over billions in disaster aid for southern farmers say to those people in Florida and Georgia, South Carolina. North Carolina senators remain gridlock over an aid packages. Democrats press for more aid for Puerto Rico. Let's take a minute dig into this US Senator Johnny Isakson aren't on the floor of the Senate last night encouraging his colleagues to vote. Yes today. But when our state, your state of mind is Andrew dramatically in a disastrous hurricane or a tornado or whatever. We as a country have always compassionately dealt with the results of those storms the losses. So states have feel felt and help those states get back on their feet. Those people be served. We're not asking for a hand up. Whereas hand out we're asking for a hand up in each of those states and they've been waiting for a long time. Now, I will tell you as one who knows what I'm talking about in Georgia. And I'm not saying that's true in any else. Although I know it is we have farmers have gone through a cycle on and their farm financing was done through banks that at the end of this month gonna have to act on those loans and call for payment or have a refinance schedule knowing that got some money coming down the line if this passes by the house and the banks get the message that we're trying to help them. We always have in the past. They'll have a chance to make those negotiations pay the money back that they borrow do it over time in production and give people jobs in the fields rather than go back and tell them we can't give them any money. We can't help them have lose the farm. Lose the business and us lose a lot of jobs. It's just not right. It's not fair that Senate votes later today. Nobody wants to imagine a world where farmers get so discouraged. They give up Georgia agriculture Commissioner. Gary black has told me we'll take about one point two million tractor trailers just to haul away all.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on AP News
"Again talks about the late. Senator John McCain and his vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. He said two hours before he was voting to repeal and replace any went down badly hurting, the Republican party, badly hurting, our nation and hurting many sick people McCain died of brain cancer last August, I endorsed him at his request. And I gave them the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson tells Georgia public broadcasting Trump's remarks are deplorable. There are demographic casualties and Republican county to catch it on the battlefield. There are American casualties, and we should never reduce the service that people give to this country, including offering their own life to any of them and political fodder in Washington DC or anywhere else for that matter before leaving Washington for Ohio reporters has trumped about. The Muller investigation says he doesn't get it nor do his supporters. It's sort of interesting that a man out of the Blue Jays right to report, I got three hundred six electoral votes against twenty three that's a tremendous victory. And the president says is up to the attorney general to decide what happens to the report. I think it's ridiculous. But I want to see the report more evacuations have been ordered along the flooding Missouri river this time, it's Lewis and Clark. Village, which is a north western Missouri. Further up river, lives Hamburg, Iowa also underwater, President Bill lamb tells went up to our friends.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on AP News
"Trump again talks about the late. Senator John McCain and his vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. He said two hours before he was voting to repeal and replace any went down badly hurting, the Republican party badly hurting our nation. And hurting many sick people McCain died of brain cancer last August, I endorsed him at his request. And I gave them the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson tells Georgia public broadcasting Trump's remarks are deplorable. There are. Dr Greg casualties and Republican county to catch it on the battlefield. There are American casualties, and we should never reduce the service that people give to this country including offering their own life. Political fodder in Washington or anywhere else for that matter before leaving Washington for reporter says trumped about the Muller investigation says he doesn't get it nor do his supporters. It's sort of interesting that a man out of the blue just right to report, I got three hundred six electoral votes against. Thank you for with Amazon music voices. All you need. Alexa,.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on AP News
"Was voting to repeal and replace any went down badly hurting, the Republican party badly hurting our nation. And hurting many sick people McCain died of brain cancer last August, I endorsed him at his request. And I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted which has president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's okay. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson tells Georgia public broadcasting Trump's remarks are deplorable there aren't. Greg casualties and Republican county to catch on the battlefield. There are American casualties, and we should never reduce the service that people give to this country including offering their own life. Any of them and political fodder in Washington DC or anywhere else for that matter before leaving Washington for Ohio reporter says trumped about the Muller investigation says he doesn't get it nor do his supporters. It's sort of interesting that a man out of the Blue Jays right to report I got three hundred six electoral votes against two twenty three that's a tremendous victory. And the president says it's up to the attorney general to decide what happens to the report. I think it's ridiculous. But I want to see the report more evacuations have been ordered along the flooding Missouri river this time it's Lewis and Clark village, which is north western Missouri. Further up river lies Hamburg, Iowa also underwater, President Bill lamb tells Kate went after a friend's.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Good sports. Asian. From ABC news. Daria all being our president. Trump is back at the White House after spending the day in Ohio factory where he continued to criticize the late. Senator John McCain is an telling Ohio tank plant workers they should be angry with the late. Senator John McCain for passing along information about Mr. Trump that he claims led to the molar investigation. And what did he do didn't call me? He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy virg-. FBI officials have testified that it was not that dossier. But one of the president's own campaign advisers who sparked suspicions that led to the Russian investigation. Andy Field ABC news Republicans, including Georgia's senior Senator are pushing back on the president is not the first time. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson has clashed with President Trump over the late. Senator John McCain seven months ago after McCain died the two battled over lowering the flag to half staff while the Senator late in repose at the capital now is President Trump calls. Mccain disgraceful ISAACs and calls that. Fiction. Deplorable ABC's Pete combs in Atlanta. Residents of the rural Missouri community of Craig are in shelters hotels, or with friends and family after a levee breached along the flooded, Missouri. River had to pack up and move out. It was a mandatory Laura. Says she's hoping her son and grandson also made it out. Okay. The fire is officially out at a chemical storage facility in Texas, but Houston, mayor Sylvester Turner says additional teams will be assessing air quality and health department is conducting.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"He won't back down. I'm Lisa Brady. Fox news. President Trump facing renewed criticism over his renewed attacks on the late Senator John McCain digs in saying again. He never liked him much. I've really probably never will. But there are certain reasons for it. And I'll tell you speaking at an Ohio plant that makes army tanks the president lashing out at McCain's deciding vote against ObamaCare and the anti-trump dossier. And what did he do didn't call me? He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. This just hours after Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in Georgia public radio interview. Call the president's attacks deplorable and said he will continue to speak out against them. The president also continuing a public feud with the husband of senior counselor Kellyanne Conway calling George Conway a wack job as Mr. Conway questions. The president's mental health Kellyanne Conway. Stayed silent. Until today when she did a brief phone interview with politico in which she said of the president quote, but do you think he shouldn't respond when somebody in non medical professional accuses him having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down Kellyanne Conway siding with the president over her husband going on to say, the president is obviously defending me. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. The fed backs off not only leaving interest rates unchanged. But now projecting no hikes for the rest of this year. Tapping the brakes in part over concern the economy might while. The US economy showed little evidence of slowdown through the end of two thousand eighteen the limited data, we have so far this year have been somewhat more mixed, but fed chief Jay Powell also says the central Bank continues to expect the US economy to grow at a solid pace and anxious end of the day, though. On Wall Street, the Dow dropped one.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"I'm Lisa Brady. Fox news. President Trump facing renewed criticism over his renewed attacks on the late Senator John McCain digs in saying again. He never liked him much. I've really probably never will. But there are certain reasons for it. And I'll tell you speaking at an Ohio plant that makes army tanks the president lashing out at McCain's deciding vote against ObamaCare and the anti-trump dossier. And what did he do didn't call me? He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. This just hours after Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in Georgia public radio. Interview call the president's attacks deplorable and said he will continue to speak out against them. The president also continuing a public feud with the husband of senior counselor Kellyanne Conway calling George Conway a wack job as Mr. Conway questions. The president's mental health Kellyanne Conway stayed silent. Until today when she did a brief phone interview with politico in which she said of the president quote, but do you think he shouldn't respond when somebody in non medical professional accuses him having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down Kellyanne Conway siding with the president over her husband going on to say, the president is obviously defending me. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. The fed backs off not only leaving interest rates unchanged. But now projecting no hikes for the rest of this year tapping the brakes and part over concern the economy might while. The US economy showed little evidence of slowdown through the end of two thousand eighteen. The limited data we have so far this year have been somewhat more mixed. But then chief Jay Powell also says the central Bank continues to expect the US economy to grow at a solid pace an anxious end of the day, though. On Wall Street, the Dow dropped one.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"And we celebrate eight Fox News. President Trump facing renewed criticism over his renewed attacks on the late Senator John McCain digs in saying again. He never liked him much. I've really probably never will. But there are certain reasons for it. And I'll tell you speaking at an Ohio plant that makes army tanks the president lashing out McCain's deciding vote against ObamaCare and the anti-trump dossier. And what did he do didn't call me? He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. This just hours after Republican Senator Johnny Isakson in a Georgia public radio interview called the president's attacks. Deplorable and said he will continue to speak out against them. The president also continuing public feud with the husband of senior counselor Kellyanne Conway calling George Conway a wack job as Mr. Conway questions. The president's mental health Kellyanne Conway stayed. Silence until today when she did a brief phone interview with politico in which she said of the president quote, but do you think he shouldn't respond when somebody in non medical professional accuses him having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down Kellyanne Conway siding with the president over her husband going on to say, the president is obviously defending me. Fox's John Roberts at the White House. The fed backs off not only leaving interest rates unchanged. But now projecting no hikes for the rest of this year. Tapping the brakes in part over concern the economy might while the US economy showed little evidence of slowdowns through the end of two thousand eighteen the limited data we have so far this year have been somewhat more mixed the fed chief shape. How will also says the central Bank continues to expect the US economy to grow at a solid pace in anxious end of the day, though. On Wall Street, the Dow.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WSB-AM
"News ninety five five and AM seven fifty W S B. We're back always gets people's attention. When we talk about the day, and I don't understand why Donald Trump accepted. His victory on election night. The only policy issue he identified by name was his big plans for infrastructure. That's the opposite of controlling the debt. It's the opposite of what the people who voted for him wanted. But I knew it was a sign anyway, let's wrap up this conversation. But I do want to get to, gene. And Kennesaw hygiene, you're on with Monica. Gene. I thought you were wrong. Okay. Sorry. Okay. Yes. I thought you were still on the wall. And I go. I've been badgering my Senator to death for about a month, Johnny Isakson out of the Kennesaw, Kennesaw area Dolgin, and they've been listening to me and seem to placate me. And listen to me and try to hear me out and whatever and finally yesterday. I said, okay. Let's talk about what you just pass. Let's talk about this Bill, and I went into the deep about the new judges and all the new detention centers, and they can only hold so many people whatever. And they kind of you know, finally opened up at admitted they really didn't know what they thought they finally admitted I didn't know they just signed it because they said they went along with bipartisan commitment made it they didn't know what they were doing. And that is actually a big problem. And that's why I don't like what is smacking of a cult of personality or extreme partisanship. Where it doesn't matter. What they actually do. We don't look at the policy. So that I had a very wise caller a longtime ago, tell me a democrat could never get gun control passed, but a Republican could because the Republicans silence. The right. The way the Democrats silence. The antiwar left the Republican signs of fiscal conservative. Right. I mean, it's really it's it's alarming. So always look at the policies. Never give up your rights still full for partisanship or personality, but speaking of personalities, I did TS to talking about ocasio, and and the sheer McConnell battle. So I will get to that. Right. After the break..
"johnny isakson" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Basically now pretty much, you know. Back to normal is that a good way of putting it in our government is our government really ever normal. Probably not. But as close as it can get to normal. That's what's happening with our government. It's going to be back open for at least three weeks. And then we'll see where it goes from there. It may go backwards. It make us forward. We just really at this point. Don't know. So the president says he's willing to use his executive order for declares emergency. So that we can get the border John the way it needs to be done that is one option that has come out. The president has also said that he's going to fight hard for the border. He is not forgotten about the border, and he is not going backwards with the border. He's not giving in on the border. He's not gonna forget the border. He's not, you know, he's he's made it very clear what his intentions are with the border, and he's not lost the fate. Now, we do know. And I said this to you earlier that Democrats were working with some Republican rhinos. To basically, screw us. And when I say, screw us. I'm talking about, you know, screwing us as conservatives working with the Democrats reopen the government which would have put Donald Trump and a really really really bad situation. What we know? Now is we have this new list of conservatives that or I should say non conservative Republicans that were apparently working with the Democrats against Donald Trump that list that has just come out. And I'm pulling it up because I wanted to make sure I had come formation on this this list. I know that Mitt Romney Lamar Alexander on the list. And that's the reason why the president decided to do this deal quickly because they were working against him. Which is not surprising. It's Mitt Romney this new list, and I'm going to give it to you. It's Mitt Romney and Lamar Alexander. Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, Republican from Colorado. Johnny Isakson Republican from Georgia and Lisa Murkowski, Republican from Alaska, those are the total. And I it was the original was five. We were told GOP Senator to buck Trump on the border wall funding to get the government reopen and working behind his back that has now expanded to a total of six that we in. This is the new one with Murkowski that we didn't know about. But again, these six Republican senators when against Donald Trump and voted for a spending Bill that does not contain the president's increase border wall funding request the Senate failed to pass to separate spending bills. That would end the historically long government shutdown. I failed to pass President Trump's compromise spending Bill that contain five point seven billion in border wall funding exchange for a three year extension on DACA deferred action for childhood arrivals program for legal aliens. An also failed to pass a clean continuing resolution notice a CR that would fund the government through February the eight and does not contain Greece border wall. Funding in it. And these six Republican senators, and they were working against the president included Mitt Romney Lamar Alexander, Susan gallons. Cory gardner. Johnny Isakson Lisa Murkowski, Senator Romney Romney infamously released that op Ed in the Washington Post in which he attacked the president's character and America's first policy despite Romney's, many spats with the president Romney said in an interview with C N N that he will be with Republicans on the government shutdown. Clearly, that's why he said the shutdown is so extraordinarily unfair. Is what Susan Collins said ahead of the vote this week? Although yes, and yes on both bills. She lied Senator Collins is buck Trump and the Republican party in the past when she Murkowski and then late Senator John McCain tanked ObamaCare repeal twice during Trump's congressional term Trump's congressional term there. We know that they started with the Democrats number count ski just so, you know, also vote against confirming. Judge Brad Kavanagh the supreme court despite historic democrat our position to his confirmation. Senator garner said the voting to reopen. The government was the right thing to do. Lamar Alexander who's apiece crap here. Tennessee contended in a statement. After the vote that neither party should use a government shutdown as quote a bargaining chip saying, quote, I voted twice today to open the government because it should never have been shut down. The Alexander said it is always wrong for either side to use shutting down the government as a bargaining chip in budget negotiations. Let me just says I cannot wait for the Mark Zander. Just go away. He's a terrible Senator from Tennessee. He's done a terrible job for the constituency Tennessee, I cannot wait for him to get out of office. He's not running for re election because he news going to his brains beaten at the at the voting box. So this is just what happens when these guys know they're not running for reelection. They just say screw it. I'm gonna be who everybody really knew who we were in the whole time anyway, which is a moderate rhino grandstanding self serving egotistical maniac who can't send it Trump's president. And they're not. And I yes, I mean that George Alexander because Alexander ran for. President got his brains beaten as well. Alexander went on to say, it should be off limits as chemical weapons are to warfare. To even equate the two is also just stupid, and that is your Lamar Alexander idiotic quote of the day. Lamar Alexander is basically the same as Steve Cohen and Tennessee, he's just the ease Assif corner, the Republican party, that's probably the best way to describe it. So there you have it five three five nine seven three two. Five three five nine seven three to the eight hundred number one eight hundred four seven four nine seven three to let me go back to Richard. You're on the Ben Ferguson show. Go ahead. Yeah. I have a question your opinion when the president gives his talk like he did today and push out information and statistics about the thousands of crimes as a result of the border crisis and and the drug related problems. I mean, all of these things certainly make it sound like a crisis in an emergency as opposed to those who say that it's created and manufactured crisis. There was enough. There was enough feting all lashes came across the border southern border to kill every single American by overdose. Right. But here's my question. Guarantee you when you watch CNN later tonight. They'll show that. And then they'll say, he's either lying or exaggerating. So my question is how accurate is that? And wouldn't it be more effective? If an Martigny administration presented these statistics to the Mary had they have they have. I mean, look I was on a phone call with president to yesterday yesterday morning, and he talked about this and killing Conway talked about his new chief of staff talking about today on a conference call that I was on with the White House. It is very clear that they have done everything it came with this messaging. The reason why the Democrats refused to it's a crisis only because they hate Donald Trump, and they went on Trump to fail the same Democrats who said that it is a crisis. Okay. I just thought it might be just a little more. Now. In public. If I don't think you'll be expert in that area. No because they would just say that they're liar two, and they're just a Trump hack is soon as you come out supporting this present the media undermines UN, basically says that you're a hack that you're just a you're a Trump puppet for him. And they immediately just credit you because you're standing up for Donald Trump, and you're blinded by your partisanship. And your obsession with Trump. I mean, that's what they say on a regular basis. So I don't. Accomplished. You keep over and over again showing the new information the new data. From this president as he's doing when there are things that continue to happen at the border. Whether it be look at with the attorney general in Texas today, fifty plus thousand illegal immigrants actually voted in the last election, sing out Americans citizen votes. You gotta don't tell me. It's a border crisis. You when you have people from other. I mean as much as the Democrats give a rat's rerun about collusion and the Russians trying to influence our election illegal immigrants, literally influence the election in Texas. Fifty legal immigrants voted in the election last election in Texas fifty thousand. Fifty thousand. Think about that. Number five three five nine seven three to five three five nine seven three eight hundred number one eight hundred four seven four nine seven three two. It's event Ferguson show six hundred WABC and ninety two point one FM. Iheartradio has given.
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said this week that he's worried the partial government shutdown could affect next month's Super Bowl, which will be held in Atlanta
"Story at Q as the partial government shutdown enters its fifth week portions of government are bracing for what's to come. Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson says he fears a lack of TSA screeners will make it impossible for travelers to come to Atlanta for the Super Bowl next month. Three hundred sixty six of the N T S B's three hundred ninety seven employees are currently furlough due to the government shutdown which will halt investigations into transportation, accidents and crashes until the government receives funding. But experts say that important evidence could be lost. In the meantime, the federal court system, including the supreme court is running out of money and can only sustain funded operations through January twenty fifth and in heading to the three day weekend. There are no plans for
Shutdown concerns starting to creep in for Super Bowl LIII
"The partial government shutdown affecting the big game USA radio networks. Chris Barnes has the details. The shutdown. Down and the Super Bowl are they related. Well, there are concerns that the Super Bowl could hit a snag. If the partial government shutdown continues into early February when the big game is held Republican Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is pointing out that the biggest tourism event in the world. This year is coming to Atlanta. And he's wondering what would happen if the largest airport in the world in Atlanta was to have to shut down because of continued TSA outs. Or maybe even a strike to USA officials report that the number of its workers who've been calling in sick has doubled over the same time last year in recent days
"johnny isakson" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We could go on the wrong time during the break after the next week. We're all gonna talk about what's the most. Impressive hideaway. We've seen. But so this too Nancy Pelosi when the president shuts down the government goes to work, and she says our job is legislating. Our job is funding the government that's the Congress's job to fund the government's goes to work, and she funds the government, she passes bills to fund the government. Right. Those bills get sent to the United States Senate. Correct. Nothing happens. That's where the shutdown is. Now, isn't it? It's Mitch McConnell. He's been looking at his shoes hiding under his desk from day one. Remember, he got one hundred votes for a Bill to get the funding through one hundred votes unanimous in the Senate Mitch McConnell did that he did that because he'd gotten an agreement from the phrase shuts down, right? You've got an agreement from the president that he was signing. Well, then a coup- Rush Limbaugh and an Coulter got on their shows and gave him what four and he then reverse course, he backed up the truck and said, no, I won't sign it. So Mitch knew from the beginning. This was going to have a bad ending. So mitch. Goal was very simple. I don't want to be anywhere near this. So if you remember he immediately started saying, this is about the Democrats and the president this is about the Democrats in the president. And you gotta give him this. The polling shows that only about five to six or seven percent or blaming the Republicans in congress. They're blaming trim. And what Mitch McConnell is doing is trying to protect his members those that are up for election, twenty twenty and tough states. He doesn't want them to have to take this vote because he knows they're going to have a tough road to run in terms of winning in twenty twenty if we don't put more pressure on him. And I applaud with the congresswoman did today we all need to be putting pressure because this if Mitch McConnell wanted to get this done he could get it done tomorrow, an run cleaned some of these individual senators are going to come under increasingly enormous pressure. Johnny Isakson Republican from Georgia said an extraordinary thing today. He said that the way to get this shutdown to end, and he represents the one of our most important airports of the Atlanta airport. Obviously. Major hub major factor in all of the economy of Georgia. He wants to see he's advocating a strike by TSA agents and pudding at his airport. So that that will force the president. Now, let's consider what this is. He's advocating an illegal strike federal workers because he is a frayed he is afraid of himself doing his own job that he's paid to do and cast a vote in.
"johnny isakson" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Jennifer look alive WSB jam Cam as saw vehicle blocking the HOV lane seventy five eighty five southbound at Portland street looks like they may be blocking lanes mood that over more minutes on WSB Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson says foreign visitors to the US should fund border security needs Jimmy DuPree in Washington aggravated with the shutdown. I know for sure right now, we're going nowhere, Georgia Senator Johnny Isaac. Since idea is a new visitors to the United States to pay for border security and the goal is to secure the border and to get off this argument or who's right where the Republicans this is accent for a second straight day. All but pleaded for senators to step forward to help reopen the government we're hearing from our listeners, I think Johnny Isakson needs to do his job and let Donald Trump do his let us know what you think by using the open mic feature on the WSB radio app. They know the what but not the why of a martyr train off the tracks. Near the airport station, and it'll be at least a half a day more before it's fixed and out of service. Marta train was making a maintenance maneuver to get onto the yard Tuesday night when a crossover move left it derailed as the last two of six cars road up on the rails. So it's very very slow move. So speed really didn't have anything to do with it. So there's several different issues. We're looking at martis chief of rail operations, David Springstead says once a crane moves it all off the tracks tomorrow morning, they can assess the why of it all meanwhile, shuttle buses and trains are helping get writers. They're unscheduled at Marta HQ, Veronica waters WSB. Pentagon calling it the deadliest attack on American military members in Syria since the US arrived claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed more than a dozen four of them. US servicemembers.
Farmer, London and Marcus Wolford discussed on Atlanta's Morning News
"Three more boys for mccabe in thailand there's one more child and the coach to go eighteen divers have gone into the cave supported by an enormous entourage to extract those boys abc's matt gut says two of the rest you'd boys have developed a lung infection and all remain hospitalized and sequestered about half the kids under five separated from their parents at the border will be reunited with him today children who will see their parents they will we've brought to ice facilities around the country to reconnect abc's pierre thomas reports the federal judge may set a new deadline today for the remaining young immigrant children to be returned between two and three thousand older children are still in government custody while a federal judge refuses the trump administration request to detain migrant families indefinitely the judge reaffirms previous ruling ordering kids released after twenty days senator johnny isakson focuses on damage control as president trump hits friends and foes with tariffs in summers and business owners are flooding his office with requests for relief what the businesses are telling me almost without exception it's pervasive negative effect speaking to the cobb county chamber of commerce in atlanta isaacson told the story of a soybean farmer who hoped for a twenty five percent profit on this year's crop that was before president trump's tariffs now the china has hit the us with retaliatory tariffs on soybeans isaacson says that farmer expects to lose money when he harvests pete combs wsb british prime minister theresa may faces a political crisis over brexit to cabinet members resigned in abc's marcus wolford reports may herself may face a vote of no confidence from hardcore conservatives were discussing whether or not there should be a leadership challenge to theresa may and we'll see if there were enough votes among back benches to unseat her all this is the backdrop for president trump's visit to the uk this week he largely intends to stay out of london to avoid protests delta.
"Absolute outrage": Florida lawmakers not allowed into kids' shelter
"Curing arrest warrant or deputy brandon england as well as deputy shaun norris charges were aggravated assault criminal attempt to rape and false imprisonment the alleged incident in the predawn hours of sunday and ford thorpe deputies offduty that you'd be is nobody miles says it's believed the victim knows at least one of the deputies did go to the hospital was treated and released after trae gets wsb wsb's top national story at five oh to president trump tells house republican lawmakers to get a bill passed immigration free two point oh i'm jamie dupree in washington legislation is a messy business state lawmakers emerged from a meeting with president trump last night optimistic that congress can act on immigration georgia republican rob would all we've got a conference that's committed to getting the heart things done we've got a president that's committed to getting heart thanks but no one's terrific the gop can muster a majority in the house on an immigration bill jamie says the house gop calls for families to be held together in detention the head of the congressional hispanic caucus is unimpressed cars rating families and brand new prisons across the country is outrageous florida senator bill nelson says he was barred from a detention facility in south florida when he tried to see how kids are being treated are obviously trying to cover up they don't want us to see it more governors order national guard troops back from the border and protest new york governor andrew cuomo says his state will sue to stop the practice of separating kids from their parents children are being used basically as a bargaining chip georgia senator johnny isakson voices his own objection donald support separating children from their families i don't think separating from the family solves the problem a former director of ice tells nbc he does not believe that all the kids now in detention will be reunited with their parents read more about the immigration controversy on jamie dupree's blog on wsb radio dot com and you can also learn more about cheney's new voice wsb news time five oh four.
Emmanuel Macron, White House and Syria discussed on Jonathon Brandmeier
"News radio i'm chris foster president trump would the french president emmanuel macron speaking to reporters after meeting at the white house today to talk about trade syria iran nuclear deal opposed by president trump and supported by president macron although he says france is not leave when it comes to run the president mrs trump host a state dinner for the macron's tonight white house doctor and veterans affairs secretary nominee ronnie jackson was supposed to have a confirmation hearing tomorrow now that's postponed in a statement committee chairman johnny isakson and top democrat jon tester say there is new information it's been given to the committee and they need time to look into serious allegations even before these latest questions lawmakers on both sides of the aisle we're expressing concern about jackson's qualifications delete such a huge department and employs three hundred sixty thousand people.