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The Media and Their Abortion Myths
"Abortion dominated the coverage. I commented last night before I went out to the movie that, you know, if you read the elite media and I do every night show prep. It's so deep blue. It's so pro abortion right. You won't get a sense of it. Republicans on cusp of abortion win seek to change the subject. No, they're not. I'm going to play for you in segment three, John thune on the Senate floor. It's best example, but Joni Ernst on this show, you have to say Nikki Haley. We are all proudly pro life. We want to restrict abortion, but do so via state legislatures and not change a single blue state law. That's the bottom line. We're not trying to change the subject. We're happy to campaign on that subject. And if blue states don't want candidates adopting that subject, you will get Republicans like Pete Wilson running in states like that who have always been pro choice. It reflects the federalism of America. This is abortion pills by mail posed challenge for officials in red state. No, they don't. They can't stop those. The interstate commerce clause. Once close allies, Robertson Alito have taken divergent path. No, they have not. They are still together far more than they are apart, and there's no indication that chief justice had did not assign the opinion to Alito. That's a made up of blue bubble media thing.
"joni ernst" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"We've got less than a minute, senator. Dan balz has said in the post this morning that the leaked opinion and any subsequent decision could upend the 2022 elections. Do you think it would actually have much of an impact in Iowa where senator grassley seeking reelection and others are running? I don't see that as being a decision point for Iowa voters. They are concerned about 40 year high inflation. Prices at the pump bad economy. That's what they're worried about. So I think it might have a little blip here, but not overall, I think Republicans are going to seize the Senate. Senator Joni Ernst, keep coming back and I'll look for you out on the mall with your russet, doing your march. I mean, I really find it amazing when I see the soldiers who are doing that to stay in shape. Thank you, senator. I'll be right back on the yuhi at show. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt Brian westbury is the chief economist at first trust in Chicago, Brian, good morning to you, the fed is poised to raise rates a half point first time they've done that since the year 2000. What do you think of that move? If it's correct, will it stop inflation? Yeah, you know, Hugh, this is, I wish we had a few days on this on your show today because the Federal Reserve use to link money and interest rates together. In other words, they would run a strict reserve policy or a scarce reserve policy. And if they wanted rates to go down, they put money in. If they wanted interest rates to go up, they pull money out. And but now we have this massive amount of reserves in the systems. And that in the system and that's what's all about quantitative easing. And I know this sounds like kind of crazy that I'm talking about this, but the fed has confused things. So much. They've changed the way they manage. And the whole reason I bring this up is that they can lift interest rates and they will, but they just set them. They don't control them with the amount of money anymore. So I'm going to come back to this. So yes, they're going to raise rates and half a point tomorrow. It won't make any difference on inflation. It will make a difference to how much you have to pay. And interest if you borrow money tomorrow versus today. Wow. So it's going to add to inflation. Yeah, that's exactly right. But in a way, absolutely, if your gas costs more, if you're hamburger cross more, now you're if you borrow it, it's going to cost more. If your credit card costs more. Brian, what will be the impact of forgiving student loan? Which is what Joe Biden is poised to do. Oh, my gosh. I mean, you know, morally, if you've paid off your student loan, if you never took out a student loan and someone else did and then they get forgiven, I mean, devise the country, right? People should haunt their horns right now if they hate this idea. I hate this idea. Because I was stupid. I paid back my loans and my kids paid back Bill. I'm just stupid. If they do this. Yeah. Exactly. And this is what we all knew in a sense that it was going to go this way when the government took over the program that it's now another tool they can use in my opinion to buy political favor. It's just buying votes. I have a column in yesterday's Washington Post, which I didn't talk about because of the Supreme Court league. But I want you to go back to getting out of quantitative easing, Brian. If we wanted to get out of this mess, we got two and a half minutes. How do we get out of this mess? Because they have put us in a deep hole in 2007 and 8, but it's there. The shutdowns put us there, the virus put us there. But now the question is, okay, first rule the whole stop digging. What's the second rule? Yeah, you know, okay. So inflation to me is really it's simple. It's hard to, it's hard to see in our foggy world today, but it has been 40 years since we had to deal with this. But what it is is the Federal Reserve is printed created too much money. And Milton Friedman, I knew him when he was alive and.
Why the Supreme Court Draft Decision Was Approached With Reason
"Court. I've been teaching these cases for 25 years at Chapman university school of law. And I know them backwards and forwards. And so I read the opinion I'm persuaded. It's the correct opinion. I hope it's at least a 6 three decision. I don't know if you've had a chance to read the opinion of what you think of its reasoning. But I find it persuasive. Did you have a chance to read it? I have not you. So with all the stuff we're working on here. But I do have some members of my legal team and we sat down briefly yesterday. And I tried to hit some of those high points. And what they have been able to review so far, they also thought it was very sound reasoning. And not coming from a pro life or pro abortion standpoint, they were looking at it as just pure reasoning and they felt that it was the right direction. So I'm excited to dig in a little deeper and see. But this is unfortunate. I shouldn't even have this opportunity, right? Yes. It is because it was leaked. And the crazy thing is, they're very few people that have access to these opinions.
"joni ernst" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"1172. Morning, glory America, bonjour, I, Canada, our number two of today's Wednesday edition of the Hugh Hewitt show live inside the beltway on Wednesday, may 4th year of our lord 2022. I began with senator Joni Ernst a frequent welcome guest on the Hugh Hewitt show. The senator hails from Iowa. Good morning, senator, always a pleasure to speak with you. It is always great to be with you as well. Hugh. Thanks so much. Yesterday, the fetching was here and I were out walking to dinner and we passed two soldiers. Obviously soldiers with their big packs, doing a very long walk. And I said to her, you know, I think senator Ernst does that annually. Am I right about that? Oh, I do it every few weeks. So yeah, we're frequent walkers down on the mall. We'll go out marching. I have a rucksack. And I'll get some staff members or friends and we just go out. It's a great exercise, but a way to remember who we are, where our roots are and honor those that have served. Well, those packs look heavy. I get my miles in, but I don't ever carry, I don't know that. So senator Ernst your pro wife. Let's skip the leak. We all know it's awful. We know the chief justice investigate. Let's focus on the draft opinion. Do you want it to issue? Would you be happy if that opinion issues? I would. I know a lot of people worry but what do you think? And do you know? And I hope that everyone knows that I am adamantly pro alive. However, with the leak, and I said this yesterday, I think it's absolutely abhorrent. And so I do believe that the Supreme Court has to go through. It's proper processes. And those should be independent, deliberations. And because of that leak now, there is undue pressure on our justices. And of course, there are a lot of pro abortion folks out there that will try and get those justices to change their decision. But again, I'm adamantly pro life and so I would, you know, I would be okay if it moved forward, but that's not my decision. It should be the independent decision of the Supreme Court..
The Roe v. Wade Draft Decision Is Not a Surprize
"Henry Olsen had a great opinion piece in the Wall Street in The Washington Post yesterday. The leak is a shock what the draft decision says is not. And I tweeted it out. I hope you follow me on Twitter at you. You ought to see this because it's really quite an amazing summary. Nobody is surprised that at least 5 and I suspect 6 justices are going to overturn roe and Casey. It's bad constitutional law has been bad constitutional law for 49 years and everybody who knows constitutional law knows that. They say, oh, reliance, and it should be that way. Well, amend the constitution or pass a national law based on interstate commerce,
Mitch McConnell Says Draft Leak Threatens SCOTUS Security
"Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell took the Senate floor yesterday, cut number four. The same political movement that used a leak to move up the timeline of justice Breyer's retirement process is trying to use yet another leak to make the court less secure and less impartial. Never before, never before in modern history has an internal draft been leaked to the public while the justices were still deciding a case. Never before. Whoever committed this lawless act knew exactly what it could bring about. The justices already require security, less than two weeks ago, an unbalanced person lit himself on fire on the court steps. Less than three years ago, a liberal mob tried to storm the court, shoving past law enforcement and pounding on the doors. Look, everybody knows what kind of climate the far left is trying to fuel. One that is antithetical, antithetical to the rule of law.
J.D. Vance Wins Ohio Republican Primary
"Jenny Vance will be the next senator from Ohio nominated last night by the Republican Party winning 32% of the vote, Josh mandel 24% Matt Dolan 23% proving a number of things. Former president Trump's endorsement matters a lot, Peter Thiel's backing matters a lot, and that there is a not Trump rump within the Republican Party that is probably as equal as to the always Trump rump. That helped JD over the top. He was behind until the former president endorsed him. He won handily. He is going to win handily. I note that Matt Dolan quickly came out and endorsed him on Twitter very closely act by the state senator and Matt Dolan delivered the two largest counties. He won Franklin Franklin counties where Columbus is in cuyahoga counties where Cleveland is, he won those counties handily, and his throwing in with JD brings the party together. I'm sure Josh will follow suit. And Jenny Vance should beat my friend, but he's a Democrat, Tim Ryan and Tim has committed to abortion all the time. Regime and said so yesterday on the eve of the primary and that's not going to fly in Ohio, which is a pro life state. Sign the heartbeat bill. It's a red state at the Trump state and Tim Ryan's great candidate, but he isn't going to make that up in 2022.
The 2022 Speakers Lineup at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
"Let's see here Why don't we pull up the Reagan library mister producer the speakers that let's see here I'm just curious The executive team speakers maybe I'll have to do this after the break because I can't do it while I'm on the air Reagan library speakers Let's see what kind of people they've had here I know Ryan hates Trump Fred Ryan and Paul Ryan and noonan and the rest of them I know that Let's see the speakers line up here Oh look at this one Representative Liz Cheney This is the 2022 lineup of speakers You ready for this folks She's listening Ross do Todd of The New York Times Joni Ernst good lady Micah Garcia good guy Larry Hogan governor of Maryland Mitch McConnell condi rice again a good lady but not oregano senator Ben sasse So all the Trump haters many of them Liz Cheney Larry Hogan Mitch McConnell Ben sasse You have here individuals in the case of Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell was never recognized 76 he back for it Larry Hogan was never ranking guy He's a liberal Republican is more Democrat So you really do have to ask you look at the lineup of the speakers here It's really quite remarkable
US Senators in Poland; vow support for Ukraine
"Senator Joni Ernst a combat vet calls for U. S. fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine the Iowa Republican as part of a bipartisan group touring Poland earned says makes the to be sent to Ukraine F. sixteens to Poland this is a great cooperative where nations can work together to ensure the Ukrainians have absolutely what they need to defend their country the senator says Russian president Putin is testing the resolve of the NATO alliance by sending missiles close to the Ukrainian Polish border showed article five be triggered the United States will be there article five requires NATO countries to defend one another the U. S. in Poland are members I'm Julie Walker
U.S. Senate Passes $1.5 Trillion Gov't Funding Bill With Ukraine Aid
"So I want to get into a story here that broke late last night. The United States Senate has approved the $1.5 trillion spending bill that expands the power of the IRS and dramatically increases the size and scope of government last evening, but also it sends $13.6 billion to Ukraine. We're going to get into that. Now Senate Republicans voted for this 18 of them voted for it. Senator barrasso from Wyoming, Roy blunt from Missouri. Shelley Moore capito from West Virginia, Susan Collins from Maine, John cornyn from Texas, Joni Ernst from Iowa, Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, chuck grassley from Iowa. Kathy Hyde Smith from Mississippi, Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. Senator Moran from Kansas, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, rob Portman from Ohio, senator Shelby from Alabama, John thune from South Dakota, Tommy tuberville from Alabama, a senator wicker from Mississippi and senator young from Indiana. Approved Nancy Pelosi's $1.5 trillion omnibus bill. What good are Republicans when we have Republicans doing the work of Democrats? So I want to focus on one part of this, which of course is us spending $13.6 billion to Ukraine. Now, I'm not going to get into whether or not we should send the money. I've already made my position clear on that. I'm going to ask a couple of questions about this. How about leaders thought this through? What does success look like with this sort of funding appropriation? What is an acceptable result? So a rational way of going about spending money, any person that we have here at NRB would ask the question before you spend $13.6 billion before you embark on a mission, you just have to say if it's the right or wrong thing to do, but also weigh the reality of pulling off that task. And the track record associated with the entity or the organization proposing it. So I have a question for all of our listeners that support sending money to Ukraine. Do you have trust in the CIA? Does mark milley and Lloyd Austin give you confidence? Because that's who we just funded. Does giving foreign aid to other countries give you confidence or does it give you skepticism? So just to be clear, these Republicans and a lot of people that are pushing for sending a to Ukraine. And it might be the right choice, by the way. I have said I don't believe it is. I could be corrected, but it's already
"joni ernst" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"What the heck We have got the fbi being sick on our soccer moms across the united states. This is an absolute Over overreach of our federal government They should not be going after local moms and dads who just disagree with their school boards. Policies So this is a horri- We saw hearing and judiciary yesterday or you know this week. Where the attorney general had to appear in front of a number of our senators. He was questioned about this. He really had no good answers. but what a state our country is is in right now What a debacle. This administration has been a center ernst. The us thursday was announcer. Gdp's down to two percent. Social security raised the rates by five point nine percent. What point is the administration mid that. Maybe we're not going to wreck direction. They will never admit that. John they will never admit it and if you look at gdp dropping down to two percent. This is where we were in the obama administration and it was president obama at that time. That said oh. Our country will never see higher than a two percent. Gdp ever again. that was baloney. We saw that in the last administration. Unfortunately this current administration with president. Joe biden is bound and determined to keep people at home. They don't want workers to go back to work So they have really destroyed economy and economy that was starting to recover as we came out of the pandemic but they have shut it down once again by offering incentives for people to stay at home rather than return to their jobs. This is creating sort shortages in the supply chain. We see inflation going on and on and on with the infusion of trillions of federal dollars into our system and we see energy costs sky rocket right now as well because this administration has shut down our domestic energy resources So again just all the way around. There is failure after failure after failure with the biden administration. Are you're in you served in the military for awhile discourage with some of the bed. Susan's be me. Well i can't speak for the entire entire military. Because god bless them john and thank you for being such a great supporter of our men and women in uniform. I can't speak for them. But i can speak for myself. Lieutenant colonel retired joni ernst. I what i see going on. is really debilitating for our military. We have an administration who has Taken the budget for the military and left it at flat spending levels and we know with inflation. That's actually a decrease to our military making sure Of course that they are not receiving the type of training and resources necessary. And when you're faced with those types of shortages and the military you know that you're not receiving the types of training necessary to keep you Keep you at your highest readiness level. It can be very discouraging so this is me. Speaking as a former member of the military is that we have got to do better for these men and women they are working hard every single day to secure our national security and yet we have administration who cares very little For the advice given by military commanders..
"joni ernst" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Good morning america. this is the roundtable trunk skis. You huge sunday morning. When the heck all in our country with us today is senator joni ernst. She's a former military officer. And one smart lady and a senator from iowa since twenty fifteen good morning senator. Ernst how are you. I am great john. It's good to be with you as always. There's so many things happening. Ah give us an update on the border. Give us an update on washington. Give us an update on on on the department of justice ordering the f. b. i. to go after soccer moms and school books. You start where you like. Oh my gosh john There is so much going on across the nation and when it comes to our federal government right now they are turning a blind eye to our southern border and this is just another example of failed leadership by the biden administration. So far What we saw in fiscal year. Twenty twenty one. So through the end of september there were one point. Seven million migrants that were encountered at our southern border. That is the highest number. We've ever seen in this country so well what we see and what we say in iowa is that the policies of the biden administration have made every single state a border state they are fueling just a disastrous and dangerous situation we know republicans have solutions What we have said is that they should put back into place. The trump administration's remain in mexico policy. They need to resume construction of the border wall and put in place other critical border security infrastructure. We need to support the men and women. Of course who are protecting our border. And then i have an act as well. It's called the b. Gone act that would require the deportation of those that are seeking to enter the united states. Who have been convicted of sexually violent crimes or sexual assault. All of this stuff very common sense. But as i said the by de administration would just rather turn a blind eye John something else Of course we saw the disastrous withdrawal from afghanistan by By the biden administration. It's been about two months. Since biden abandoned americans behind taliban lines and he surrendered our national security to an absolute gang of violent terrorists. otherwise known as the taliban This last tuesday were we heard from call and call who is the pentagon's top policy. He was at our armed services committee meeting and amazingly Undersecretary call tried to deny that americans were left behind by the president's haphazard with drawl but of course that claim was refuted by Lieutenant general james mingas who also appeared in front of us. So john you in it is. It is so clear to me after this week's hearing and all of the other classified briefings that we've had that president biden has no viable plan for defeating terrorists. threats We know that that and we also know that america is now less safe because of his reckless withdrawal from afghanistan. Americans want answers. We're going to keep pushing him on that and we are trying to find solutions for those that we have left behind in afghanistan the administration has created a mess and then to your last point the fbi and the department of justice..
Grassley Will Run for 8th Term in Senate
"The other bit of breaking news. Is that your colleague. Chuck grassley with whom you serve at. The age of eighty eight has announced. He's running for re election. And i for one. I'm glad you know pete. Wilson's eighty eight. We are honoring and last night on the thirtieth anniversary of his first year. As governor of california. Those two eighty eight year olds. Put us to shame. Jim talent they do. And i'm gonna tell you they're they're like chuck is is what we lawyers call. And you know this. Better than i do sue generis. Yes so i mean he is every time i see chuck. It's like the same chuck grassley i. I met twenty seven years ago when i got elected to the house. i saw in and And then i served with fifteen years ago. The guy's incredible he doesn't incredible job For iowa and more power to them. And i wouldn't say that normally i mean normally i would quietly. Somebody asked me say you know you'd be thinking he's unbelievable that there's always an exception the rule my role is you shouldn't be in the senate after your seventy two. The john kyle rule chuck grassley the exception because he is one of. I love the history channel rants on twitter right. I love that stuff. But he also takes care of iowa and when he We're gonna be talking about this when he decides to run at ninety four as well. By the way he'll make his eighty eight county drive. He works at very hardy. Takes care of iowa for joni ernst. Can't keep up with them. But like pete wilson. Were drinking the water differently when they made those two jim talent. I asked pete wilson last night. What makes a great senator. So i want to ask you chuck grassley. What makes a great senator. The the most important prerequisite is to have the heart of a servant. Okay and chuck. Does in pete wilson. Does i mean you've got you. You have to be another really important thing goes with that is to have a dose of humble understand and and and they both do.
Gold Star Parents Angry With Biden Over Afghanistan Debacle
"Senator. Joni ernst joins me. Good morning center. Good morning hugh Just before you called. I had a call from fill in orlando who has eight veteran and a gold star father and he told us the name of his son staff. Sergeant robert miller. I looked it up. Staff sergeant miller medal of honor recipient for conspicuous extraordinary gallantry in afghanistan on january twenty fifth of two thousand eight. His father did not mention that because he was speaking gold star parents. Everywhere there in agony over this debacle. Senator and i mean humility in the fact that he didn't tell us his son medal of honor recipient itself honorable but i think he wanted to make a broader point. Which is it's a very tough time for people like you and for veterans but especially for gold star families. Yeah absolutely a hue and one of my dearest friends is a gold star wife and she has been speaking quite loudly. She's been you know out. I'm talking on radio shows just that the sacrifice said her husband made in afghanistan nearly a decade ago and are gold star. Families are often those forgotten once they have sacrificed so much and yet they fall outside of the the normal everyday thinking. We're thinking about our wounded where we're thinking about the veterans that served because we can speak out but we allow the memories of those old star families Their loved ones just fade away and we shouldn't ever do that because their sacrifice is greater than any of us.
Biden Defends Decision to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
"Biden today defended his decision to pull out. Us troops of afghanistan saying a long-term american presence. There was not acceptable but critics are saying he needs to do more. Mangala is at the white house. President biden tonight defending his decision to end america's longest war writing one more year or five more years of us. Military presence would not have made a difference if the afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country. The president also underscoring his commitment to the afghans who helped the us effort over decades saying our hearts go out to the brave afghan men and women who are now at risk. The statement breaking days of public silence from the commander in chief who's been consulting with his national security team on the deteriorating security conditions from camp david where the president held a video conference saturday with the vice president. Pentagon chief and secretary of state as republican combat veterans like joni ernst slam the administration strategists. It is all on president biden shoulders. This rapid and haphazard withdrawal of american troops senate minority leader mitch mcconnell calling for us air strikes against the taliban in order to keep kabul from falling something. President biden predicted. Wouldn't happen just last month like you. There's going to be one unified. Government afghanistan controlling the whole country is highly unlikely
"joni ernst" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"The course of the pandemic I would you know. Offer his own advice. Follow the science. Dr fauci So unfortunately we've had those mixed messages of. We don't have a strong enough there. That is willing to push back on. Who haunt and demand answers And you know the man is just he's not Not sending the right message to america right now. That's very unfortunate You know it's up to the administration but at some point. Dr fauci needs to step. Aside and allow a scientist does believe in following the science to come forward and provide the proper advice following the science studio. American people simply last question at three o'clock in the morning when you have a nightmare yearning committee. What are you worry most about. I worry Primarily about the big four is what we call them We have your adversaries china. Uh my greatest concern is china and their long game as they expand the belt road initiative around the globe China russia with its nefarious activities around the globe but then iran and its development of nuclear-capable Abilities and ballistic missiles and we also have North korea on that same scale continuing to work on their nuclear capabilities. Those big four only out there hanging over the united states of america and then a lesser degree that terrorist groups that are being supported by the big four that are running rampant around our globe. So as i think about it from a military military perspective and our adversaries. I always worry about what their focus will be as they're trying to compete And of course who's down the united states of america. We have a lot of other issues hanging out their debts. You know things like that. But certainly from the military and as a combat veteran looking from the military perspective is always going to be those near pure adversaries and how they're trying to and debate the united states of america so to jodi ernst. Thank you so much for everything. You've done for america. Lieutenant colonel. The iowa reserves fighting in In the middle east a us. Senator now thank you for your patriotism loving america. Thank for everything you do. And god bless america. God bless you much. This is the cash roundtable. Be right back..
"joni ernst" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"Good morning america. This is the cantabile trunk cats here sunday morning. What's going on in our country. Well we got lots of problems with cybersecurity. We still don't know what happened to wuhan labs and the virus. What is this morning actually is a member of the intelligence. Committee is senator jodi ernst. She was lieutenant. Colonel ann iowa reserve and she was she did a little bit of battles in iraq Good morning senator. How are you well. I'm great thanks so much john. It's great to be with you now. You only intelligence committee and cyber security stuff. It's really getting out of hand. They're stopping a lot of american industries. Pipelines i mean people are scared that they might get through the grid the company and they using bitcoins. There's no use for bitcoins for wet criminals. Terrorists drug dealers. What say you senator right exactly. And i'm actually on the armed services committee and the subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities. And so we do watch. This and cybersecurity is a a big piece of this whether it's through our military through our allegience agencies whether it is in the private sector and what we have seen with. The recent cyber-attacks is extremely concerning and the federal government really does need to work with the private sector to ensure that our critical industries. You mentioned you know the pipeline Meat packing industries utilities. All of those things we need to ensure that those industry cybersecurity is up to speed with what we call good cyber hygiene I think a lot of these industries realized that maybe the protections they haven't place need to be beefed up and We agree with that but then we also need to respond to these attacks and hold those perpetrators accountable and as you said. They're using crypto currency. And so we've really as a federal government needs to be up to speed on that type of a payment system and how we can combat that. Are you understand that last year there was seven billion dollars. Paid out by american companies on on these kinds of violations or these kind of interruptions to their business by a terrorist or crypto terrorists. I suggest it to a few senators. That maybe we should have a university like west point annapolis To do for cyber security. I mean it's a whole new. It's waffen and it's a whole new set of worship..
"joni ernst" Discussed on The View
"Welcome back gop. Senator joni ernst republican at a cross roads within her party. She sharing the personal journey that led her to a life of public service in her memoir daughter of the heartland my owed to the country that raised me. Please welcome senator. Joni ernst nice to have you here and joy has the first question. Yeah thanks. Whoopi welcome senator. It's nice to see republican on our show once in a while not not they. Don't wanna come on the show. I don't know why anyway so you heard us talking about bipartisanship before. Aoc says democrats should stop negotiating with republicans and mitch. Mcconnell says the era of bipartisanship is over. Tell me senator. Is this the end of our country as we know it. It is not joy. And i'm happy to report that and i think that there is a lot of bipartisanship that is happening on the floor of the united states senate and it's not something necessarily that the media will pick up on and that the media necessarily wants to follow but i'm an example of that i have been ranked as one of the most bipartisan senators of the past. Twenty five years of either party and we know because we want to do the right thing for our constituents that the only way we get things done is if we are working together. So i have a lot of really great colleagues. Were working on a number of different Issues that are very important to our constituencies. But i believe in the greatness of our nation i believe in the greatness of the people that represent their states in the united states. Congress colo- senator. I'm such a huge fan of yours. And i'm so happy to see you here on the show as well Vice president harris was in guatemala. This week telling people seeking asylum in the us not to come warning that they will be sent back. She is also taking heat for not visiting our own border yet saying she'll go at some point even some democrats think that she's handling the crisis wrong. I've she sounded like a moron when she was talking. To lester holt. Her nervous laugh is making me nervous that she doesn't know what she's doing. What do you think of all of it. Well i really do think we have a humanitarian crisis occurring at our southern border and that we do need to make sure that immigrants are not flowing up through mexico to the southern border Without going through the proper processes and in the past administration we did have policies put into place where if they were seeking asylum from another country they could apply within their home countries for that asylum in the united states. We worked with mexico to make sure that they were housing. Those immigrants in mexico so they could go through the process to enter into the united states through the proper channels Vice president harris. I hope that she does visit. The southern border vary very soon. This is imperative and i think the longer she waits the harder it is for her to explain why she hasn't gone to view this crisis herself and form her own opinions about what's going on so i would just encourage her to do it very very soon. And let's figure out the solution. We have to work with these other countries. Obviously but we do need to secure the border and make sure that there is a proper vetting process. Senator i have another question. The majority of republicans so cling to the delusion that donald trump won the presidential election because of some false voter fraud claims and and trump himself reported reportedly believed believes he'll be reinstated as president by august. Talk about a moron. Now the eric called the but in real life the so called arizona or are a laughing stock we all know that he shut down his blog supposedly due to lack of interest and last week he was upstaged his pants. Why still hit your wagon to him. Senator can still sway an election. I mean isn't it time to drop this guy. He's a loser. He lost the election. He was impeached twice. He's a bad guy. In in terms of helping the republicans as well as the nation and the world joe a joy. And let's just start with this. Joe biden is president. Okay i i ac knowledge that and what we do want to do is make sure that the elections were secure. And i do talk about the fact that i was a county commissioner of elections in my book i started as a county auditor doing local county elections and i truly do believe in our election system. You know if states want to run audits. That is truly up to them if they want to do that. And and just to prove or disprove any you know any thoughts that might exist out there. But i as a subject matter expert when it comes to local elections. I have not seen any evidence where this election would be overturned. I haven't been presented with that. So joe biden is our president I think that we are at a point now where our nation needs to heal together. We were just talking about bipartisanship. I think this is the perfect time for us to start working together on the things that americans believe to be important and find those bipartisan solutions. I think we can all do that. but again i. I haven't seen anything that would prove a change in presidency senator We've spoken hear a bunch about cancel culture Which president or former president obama warned can go overboard sometimes. And you say liz. Cheney was a victim of it. Can you explain that to me. Well yes and. I do admire liz. Cheney very much and while there are a number of things that i may not agree with her on you for her to come forward stand up and say what she feels is important to say is okay you know people may not like it justice. I may not like a oh see and some of the things that she says out there but for everyone to try and silence her voice. She has a voice. And it's okay to use it. I think that's why we're all elected is is to use our voices so i think we see too much of this across the country anymore. But what i would say though. Is that when you use your voice. You do need to be respectful of one another. We can certainly disagree on policy. We can disagree on different issues and how we arrive at those solutions. But i do think it's time that we tone down the political rhetoric. We recognized that. We're all human beings and that we have various constituencies that we need to represent and certainly do that in a respectful and dignified manner. Senator we're going to take a quick break and we're gonna.
Is the Republican Party Radicalizing Against Democracy With Voting Bills?
"Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. As the biden administration the democratic congress and the country as a whole trying to claw our way out of an unprecedented national crises the republican party coast to coast has found its mission for the year. Twenty twenty one make it harder for americans to vote right now. We're on track to see the largest rescue bill. In recent memory signed into law by president biden. This week we would provide direct relief to americans billions for vaccination programs money to reopen schools. Keep restaurants open and not a single republican either house or the senate has voted for it instead after losing the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections going all the way back to nineteen ninety. Two republicans are laser focused on restricting. Voting accents brennan centers tracking all the bills aimed at restricting access to the polls list includes two hundred fifty three bills introduced pre filed carryover this year in forty three states in georgia of course already notorious for having absurdly long lines to vote with residents waiting up to eleven hours to cast their ballots fall. Republican governor brian camp has waged a long battle to make the voting process. More difficult in his previous. Role is georgia's secretary state. He oversaw the closing polling places in the purging of hundreds of thousands of registered voters polls. Thanks in part to the efforts to stacey abrams and other activists on the ground registering hundreds of thousands of new voters. Turn out in two thousand and twenty in georgia in the election was unbelievably high smashing records. And of course also helping to repel joe biden. The white house georgia's election last november was also just about the most scrutinized and scrutinize audited of any state in the nation. Remember this they counted the votes three times in that state. they did a hand recount of five million ballots. There is zero doubt whatsoever. The results in georgia were accurate and more georgians than ever before me. Their voices heard so what did state republicans do just yesterday. The state senate passed a bill limiting. No excuse absentee voting which is one point three million georgians including four hundred and fifty thousand. Republicans voted in two thousand and twenty just last week. Republicans at the state house passed a sweeping piece of legislation cutting weekend days from early voting restricting. The use of drop boxes adding new requirements for absentee voting restricting. The amount of time election officials have to send out mail ballots and voters have to return them and prohibiting the distribution of food and water to voters waiting. Mine fact making it a misdemeanor handing out food or drink to waiting in the longest lines in the country. That's all because there are any actual problems with the administration of elections in georgia. It's because the republicans lost it's because they lost and they think these things will make it easier for them to win next time but keep in mind. This is not just happening in georgia which is of course the center of a lot of attention as swing state with the closest election last cycle. Take a look at how crazy things are in iowa not a state where republicans disappointing results last year. Okay in fact i will. Republicans did great in twenty twenty flipped to house. Seats held onto a third. And you know what loads of islands voted breaking the all time general election turnout record and they had pretty expansive voter. Access including early voting absentee voting and same day registration and in. I woke him up again. All of that. Work in republicans favor. Donald trump carried the state joni ernst reelected. They've flipped to houses. So what is the problem. Well the problem is at the. Republican party is radicalizing against democracy almost as a guiding principle. They fear voter access. They want to shut it down. They are using the cover of the big lie. The wildly insidious and poisonous lie. The election was stolen propagated by the former president and his party and written media to just make it harder to vote and not only harder for specifically disfavored groups like african americans are democrats. Were generally although these measures will disproportionately hurt them. It's major part of all this but also just horrid vote and get all like as a kind of ideological fixation. There are a lot of weight. Republicans i will. Who will have a hard time voting. Thanks the measure signed into law today by republican governor kim reynolds new law cuts the states early voting period down by nine days. It tightens the timeline. For when absentee ballots must be received. In order to be counted it strips county auditors of much of their discretion and running elections including establishing satellite in-person early voting sites which are useful and mailing absentee ballot request forms voters. Who didn't specifically asked for one. It limits who can return. Voters absentee ballot. And get this. It closes the polls at our earlier on election day. Just think about that so it would that for a second. What conceivable argument is there to close the polls in our earlier like the fraudsters show up in the last hour of the day to do their fraud. No no there is no argument. There is not even of an argument.
"joni ernst" Discussed on KTRH
"Wage increase. GOP senator Joni Ernst argue the hike would be devastating for hardest hit small businesses at a time when they can least afford it. The passage of the budget resolution paves the way for a simple majority vote to pass President Biden's $1.9 Trillion coronavirus relief plan. Just like she did this morning. In the budget resolution. Vice President Kamila Harris is suspected the cast the tie breaking vote on the stimulus and the evenly divided Senate. Rachel Sutherland. Fox is a new attorney in Texas lawmaker who joined for President Trump's legal challenge to the 2020 election will be in charge of election issues in the Texas House this year. House Speaker Dade Failing this week named state. Rep. Briscoe cane Republican from Deer Park. To chair the House Elections Committee. State GOP leaderships lists election integrity as a top priority of the 2021 legislative session. South Texas congressman is calling on Governor Greg Abbott to use the Texas National Guard to help distribute covert 19 vaccines in border cities. Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar of Laredo sent a letter to the governor this week asking him to activate the guard to help administer those vaccines Square says communities along the border of limited medical providers and personnel and require additional support to get the vaccines out, he had said. Any expenses racked up by the state could be reimbursed by the federal government. Speaking of the border, call it the Biden effect. Already, border officials releasing Morrell legal immigrants directly into the U. S Customs and Border Protection says because of a steady increase in apprehensions Mexico's reluctance to accept more deported families and covert restrictions here some facilities aren't maximum safe capacity. Therefore, it says, per longstanding practice. Long term holding solutions are not possible Some migrants will be processed for removal provided a notice to appear and released into the U. S. To await a future immigration hearing. This is needed, they say, to avoid keeping migrants beyond what court orders allow. That's Fox's William La Jeunesse reporting. Ktrh news time. 11 0 FORA Texas lawmaker joining the growing movement to allow college athletes to get paid state Rep. Matt Crowds filed a bill that would allow student athletes to profit on their likeness, which he says is in line with the trend nationwide. Even in the last couple of years, the NC double A is kind of moved off of its rigid position that it had been in for years. Kind of saying, Okay, we start. We need to start looking at this name image like this issue. California in Florida and passed similar bills. The January jobs report is out. The economy did add jobs in January, but it was a lukewarm number 49,000 of 1000 fewer than expected. This comes after we lost jobs in December. Ah lot more than first reported the revision. 227,000 positions lost. Versus 140,000, The hard hit leisure and hospitality sector continues to bleed jobs last month, losing 61,000 after a steep decline of more than half a million in December. The unemployment rate for January fell sharply from 6.7% to 6.3 about half of that, because some found work, but others had just stopped looking. Billion Woo Fox News and investors reacting to that news more from pat Shit, stocks are trading modestly higher following games from markets. Overseas. Stocks are also pricing in a big stimulus package after Congress moved forward under the budget reconciliation process. And right now the Dow is up 87 the S and P. 514. NASDAQ Up 55 R Next update at 11 30 Time Now for the Rush Limbaugh show I'm Corey Olson A news radio 7 40 ktrh. No filling in for Rush Limbaugh from the 2020 battleground state of Pennsylvania, where he's making food counting fun again. He's heard on wh P 5 80 in Harrisburg. Ladies and gentlemen, can Matthews. Well, happy Friday to you? It is great to be back guest hosting for Mr Limbaugh. People of earth. I'm thrilled to be here. What a week. By the way. Holy moly. Is the Biden regime. Gonna shred any more of the Constitution?.
Democrats projected to retain control of the House of Representatives
"Of course, they believe they've got a Biden win as well. A CZ I want to take control of both houses of Congress. So far, Democrats have gained one seat. Cory Gardner, the Republican Colorado conceded to the former governor. A moment ago, I spoke to Senator elect John Hickenlooper to congratulate him on his victory tonight. To welcome him to the United States Senate and to make sure that he knows I will support him in this transition anyway, that I can. That flip is somewhat canceled out, though, is the Alabama Senate seat held by Democrat Doug Jones went to the very pro Trump retired football coach Tommy Tuberville in Arizona. While it appears the seat held by incumbent Republican Martha McSally is going to the Democrat, former astronaut Mark Kelly. Exactly said it was too soon to make that call. Kelly himself said he's confident but that votes were still being counted. Some seats are definitely staying in Republican hands. Joni Ernst is keeping her Iowa seat. Lindsey Graham is keeping his seat in South Carolina. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News, however,
"joni ernst" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Welcome back. This is the venture heroes. Joining us online is Senator Joni Ernst, Republican of Iowa. She grew up in a small farm in a rural red Oak. Iowa has dedicated her life to the service of our country and to her state with 23 years in uniforms, of course, the first female combat veteran to serve in the United States. Senate and the first woman elected federal office from the state of Iowa Senator. Thanks so much for your time, really appreciate it. Thanks, man. It's great to be with you. So why do you talk about the state of the race in Iowa? So just a few weeks ago, it seemed as though in the polling data you were trailing fairly heavily. Your opponents Now it looks as though you've completely closed the gap to the point where you are now head of the real clear politics pulling average. So what exactly happened to shift those poles around? Well, it's just hard work and determination. We know that it was going to be a long, long year We've had over 120 Billy had dollars coming in from outside groups to support my opponent. It just took a while to break through all of that noise. You know, be able to get out visit with Iowans and just make sure they understand that I've been fighting for Iowa the past six years in the United States Senate and then drive it on home, you know, and and bring it home right before the election. So been good to be out on the road looking islands and the eye answering their questions directly. My opponent has a habit of hiding in the basement with by men. And you know we're not about that in Iowa. You have to show up. If you want deserve the people of Iowa. Let's talk about your opponent a little bit. Theresa Greenfield Eso. Obviously the Democrats important, extraordinary amount of money behind her campaign trying toe pick you off because they saw you as a vulnerable candidate for folks who don't know about what exactly she's proposing for the state of Iowa for the country where they need to know. Well, they have groups that they're spending over. You know, $120 billion to buy this Iowa Senate state and most of those donations coming from groups addicts they support rolling back our Second Amendment rights. They support, of course, radical environmental ideas, extreme abortion. I mean, so many things that just don't square with Iowa values. And so you know, she was endorsed by IOC. Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. I mean, how much out of touch can you be with regular Iowa voter? You know, we have great moms and dads here in the state that are working hard to provide for their families, and they don't need higher taxes. They don't need more regulation. They don't need Theresa Greenfield. So let's talk for a second about Iowa in the presidential race. So just a little while ago again, it looked as though the president was trailing in Iowa. Now it looks like his jumped out to someone of lead in Iowa. There a couple of polls that show him out and I had a fairly regularly briskly in Iowa. What shifted around there is not just people coming home, or is that voters actually switching their vote from buying to trump Do you think Well, then I think they have been Mr Trump this whole time, and that's how I feel about the voters that are coming out of support as well. Ah, lot of these posters don't understand the dynamics in Iowa and you know these air these trump supporters. We supported Trump four years ago by nine points, you know, and people weren't talking to pollsters, but we could feel the level of energy and enthusiasm on the ground. It's exactly what I felt this year is well with people coming out to the rallies. You know they were doing Trump Tractor parade. We're doing the boat Parade car parade, you name it. People are really excited. And so now the polls air finally showing that is speaking Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa's. Let's talk about the importance of Republicans maintaining the Senate and a lot of focus. Republicans didn't put into the presidential race and it is a presidential year. But I've been saying for a long time that in many ways it maybe more important Republicans to keep the Senate and the president if you had to choose between the two and I've been urging people to give to campaigns like yours for months on the program simply because of God forbid Joe Biden more to win the election. The only check on His power would be a Republican majority in the Senate, given that Democrats means to await the filibuster, then rammed through whatever they can maybe talk a little bit about how important it is particularly in races that are very close, like yours that Republicans pull it out and control of the Senate. It is so very important that all of our supporters are out there. Whether you're getting to the polls today, whether you're going on to our Web sites to push back against the liberal insanity, my website is Joni Ernst dot com that people want to help me push back against that insanity. But you're absolutely correct in that This is the last line of defense. Holding out Republican majority in the United States Senate. It's important because everyone asks, what are you going to do and you get into the Senate for the next six years? But almost importantly, is what were we not allowed to get done in the United States Senate and some of these radical liberal leftist ideas that are being proposed Again. We're pushing back against that and making sure those those pieces of legislation don't get through the United States and that not only is it important to, you know, really pay attention and Pathmark legislation, but it's equally as important to push back against again. The liberal leftist insanity Senator Joni Ernst. Of Iowa senator It's obviously today is Election Day, other than people encouraging their friends and family to get out and vote If they're in the state of Iowa. What's your closing message? Tio. How can they help? Well, certainly again, you mentioned it and hit the nail on the head. It's getting people out to vote checking with your neighbors, making sure they're not putting it on. Get to the polls early. Don't get supper time and say Oops, I forgot to go boat. Make sure that they are getting out. But then again, you know the fight is going to continue. So if they really don't want to step up and be supportive, you know, other than voting other than encouraging others devote and making no stone calls of those door knocks. You know they can go to our website Mine again. Joni.
It's Election Day. Take a breath. Here's what to expect.
"Politics. And this landscape in particular, Wendy Schiller joins us. She of Brown University, of course on a friend to the program, and Teo Is the station with the chair of political science again at Brown University. Wendy, What is your base case? No. I just get right to it. I think here's what I think will will know from some congressional races, I think, signaling earlier than even the presidential races. We know that there's a lot of people who are elected in 2018 in what we call competitive swing district like Virginia, for example. Leave Illinois. We have a couple of races in Texas that look really tight and are surprisingly competitive. We have a couple of Minnesota, you know if things start to swing in congressional district sooner. For the Democrats. Then you start to think, Okay, maybe buy will have a very good night. But, you know, we'll know about Florida will know about North Carolina will know about Arizona, and we'll know about Georgia, probably, but before midnight tonight, and if all of those swing for Trump If Trump looks really healthy in those states and looks like he could win, then I think things get very, very dicey for Biden, so that's a big sort of vomit or buying only when one of those states You know, one of those four states or look like he's in the lead in a considerable lead in one of those states for him, that sort of have a more relaxed night. But if he if Trump wins, all of Omar looks like he's going to win all of them, I think that that tells us that this sort of blue wave we thought might emerge isn't going to emerge the same way. So, Professor. How do you think the Senate will shake out is there in fact, you know the market's kind of suggesting here today that a blue wave may in fact be in the cards? How do you think that might go in the Senate? That that that's a great question, Paul because you think about the Senate, and you think you know Mitch McConnell is totally immune. This time, you would have thought if there's a big blue wave. You know, The guy has really been the poster boy for the campaign against the Republicans controlling the Senator Mitch McConnell. He's goingto probably breeze to reelection, some a little suspicious of that big blue way for the Senate. Iowa looks neck and neck. You know, we had a recent poll. That's very credible that looks like Joni Ernst can pull it out and stay. You know if Cal Cunningham can win in North Carolina That suggests probably that the Democrats might get 51. If they can win Maine as well. Probably away in Arizona. Probably gonna win Colorado and lose Alabama, so they're looking at probably minimally a 51 49 Republican, or 50, 50 51 49 Democrats. So I think that's where they you know, we don't know. And I think that's where North Carolina becomes so important, even even if we don't know by Trump. You know, it's Cal Cunningham looks like he's really gonna win that race that suggest better things. The Democrats across the board for the Senate Say some of that again. When do you say Arizona is definitely going to go Democrat Texas? What did you say about Texas? And then also, I think, Arizona for Mark Kelly. I think he's been polling very consistently ahead of Martha makes alley. But you can imagine, let's say people voting for more. Kelly, a former astronaut. You know and not voting for Joe Biden. You know, voting for Kelly because they want him over more than Sally and they voted for Trump in Arizona. You didn't see the Democrats winning Senate in Arizona but not winning the presidential race. Then Texas is, you know, shocking right? The turnout in Texas has been absolutely shocking. And but it looks like John Cornyn comfortably ahead of head guard that the challenger there, But I think the issue is that Trump is only basically one point ahead in Texas, which is just you know, if you think about politics, just stunning. Same with Georgia. George will be interesting because it does not get 50% or more against us off. Then you've got to run off elections in Georgia in January, and I think that's really going to be some interesting voting dynamics, so it's possible the Senate Democrats could ultimately end up with a 51 of 52 majority, but I still think it's a bit of a long shot. So Professor if the presidential election becomes contested, what is your kind of base case for how it may play out? I think we could be faced with an unprecedented historic situation. I think you know if we have a tie, for example, if in the Electoral College in December's actually a tie, it goes to the newly elected house, which is expected Thio more Democratic. However, the Republicans still control more votes in state delegations than the Democrats, and that's Probably isn't going to change so you could conceivably have literally the house electing a re electing President Trump but in the Senate. If it's 51 49 with the new Senate and its new Democrats, then they may like Tomahawk. Advice. I mean, really, quite stunning. It's really stunning thing. So I think so many things have changed already in 2020 weather, Trump gets reelected or not, is obviously monumental. But even if he gets reelected, I think the Democrats have shown they know how to mobilize voters, and I think they've shown some of these states have changed a lot in terms of demographics, and they are going to be more competitive, moving forward. Which changes the nature of politics going to 2022. If we know that politicians look at the next election the minute this election is over, and so when we start to think about what the balance of power might be in the Senate house in 2022 these gains the Democrats appear to be making among voters in the states. Changes a lot of dynamics, which will probably change some of the policies coming out of Congress. Yeah, I mean, it's really the African American gold, right, Wendy and how much more of that will see? We're already seeing, you know, a lot more engagement. Yeah. So I think African American who has always been key in North Carolina and Georgia had about 64% African American turnout in 2016. It wasn't enough because those numbers were not hit in in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania among African American voters, and they, you know they may or may not get there. If they get there, I think Biden winds relatively easily. But what's interesting is suburban white women. Of all educational levels seem to be really vehemently at the moment against Trump in the polls, and it could be that instead of the black vote really being key in the Midwest, it ends up being white women. Which would be really interesting shift, you know, mirrors 2018 when white, the majority of white women voted for democratic candidates, But it would change the nature of the Democratic coalition. If that were the deciding factor, So that's what I'm looking for. I'm looking for turnout, particularly in particular counties in Michigan. Well, we still have. A lot of people are gonna vote in person and certainly in Pennsylvania when you were really out of time. But I am desperate to
"joni ernst" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Had. We've seen a Senate battleground in decades. I mean, there's arguably 16 maybe 18 races that could get decided by single digits, but Clarence Rich, I want to narrow it down to the five races that I think of the majority makers for each side. North Carolina A lot of people think a tipping point ST. Thom Tillis, Cal Cunningham, Iowa New poll late yesterday had Joni Ernst with a narrow lead over Theresa Green failed there. Republican. We've got main race. We won't know the results for for a couple of days because of rain choice voting that is a nail biter one point race, and then, of course, there's the two Georgia races. One will definitely be in a runoff. The special election upon between Colin's Leffler and war knocked. Two of those were expecting war knock the Democrats plus one of the two Republicans in the runoff there. And then, of course, the other race, which If no one gets 50. It is also in a runoff. So rich Lowry. If those were your majority maker, states you you've got to feel good about Iowa. What about everything else? Well, Chuck, this is a huge thing huge because if Biden wins and Republicans hold the Senate, his presidency is new to from the beginning. I'm focused on North Carolina. If you assume Republicans are losing in Colorado, Arizona and probably name then you focus in on North Carolina's the next most vulnerable. And this race between a Democrat has been embroiled in an embarrassing personal scandal and a Republican incumbent who was a terrible candidate could have enormous consequences for the future of the country. You wonder how much the Donald Trump a effect, if you will, on personal stuff may have weirdly shielded the Democrat in that race. Claire McCaskill When I look here, Democrats are quietly optimistic that Georgia could avoid a runoff that Assad has late mo mentum that obvious. We would totally change the calculus on the Senate Math. No question. If also pulls it off without a runoff. Then it's game over and my one thing, Chuck You know, the most unpopular politician in America is It's not Donald Trump. It's Mitch McConnell. Yeah, Everybody wants to defeat Donald Trump on my side of the aisle, but they really want to remove Mitch McConnell and, you know, don't sleep on Iowa here. Yes, there was a respected pull out last night. The show Joanie earned stuff. There's a respected poll out this morning. The show's Greenfield up by the same margin. I don't think anybody should think Iowa and North Carolina and main are in any way decided for the Republicans. This is all going to come down to a few votes on Election Day. It's true and one thing about the Senate races so many of them could take days to find out the result. Alaska is going to be a close race in all of that, Casey Hunt. I do want to not ignore the house, but I want to do the house. Very big picture. I had a Republican source say to me well as long as Republicans have Four members of the house then they did after the part to wave and I was like, Okay, let's look with that. Bottom line number was so after the 2008 elections here was the math to 57 1 78. So 1 78 is the floor here. Casey Hunt Right now the current makeup of Congress. I believe there's 197 Republicans currently right now. Bottom line. Casey. Republicans expect to lose seats, not game. Is that right? I think that's right, Chuck. Yes, Democrats expect to gain I think it's most likely it's going to be in the single digits, so not necessarily that floor that you showed me. That would be a real bloodbath for Republicans. If the House was down around those numbers, but The president is just We cannot underscore this enough such a drag for most Republican candidates, and the question is in my mind in terms of the Senate map. Yes, the president is bad for them. But also Republicans feel like it was a lot worse two weeks ago three weeks ago when the president was hospitalized. Corona virus, and after that first devastating debate if the election had been held, then I think Republicans firmly believe they would have lost the Senate. So the question now is, are those unknowns? You know what's going on in Texas? Is Georgia really going to swing? Those were the same questions in the presidential race as they are on the Senate map. If things are relatively normal as we conceived them to be, to the extent that that's possible they can hold the Senate, But if it's not they could see a blood bath to Kristen Welker. This Just in the White House, deciding to respond to Dr Anthony Fauci, who did an interview with the post last night, pretty critical of the president's handling of the virus. But boy, the White House Judd Deere with on the record statement, taking it to foul cheese, so they want to close with a feud with Anthony Fauci 48 hours before the election jug dear on the record, accusing Anthony Fauci of play politics just As you see, covert case is spiking all across the country. And in these critical depth battleground states, it is one more data point, Chuck that is putting these very vulnerable Republican candidates in a box and making it that much more difficult for them On Election Day, Jack No in no incumbent Republican wants to be asked whose side do you take on the virus Vouching for Trump Before we go a programming note. I hope you'll join me and my colleagues Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Andrew Mitchell for complete coverage of Election night, beginning at seven. Clock Eastern time..
"joni ernst" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"And if they're becomes a greater narrative that hey, this is going to be a by victory. I'm always skeptical of the idea that voters approach voting very strategically. But you could see a world where some of those look, I don't like trump. I'm gonna vote for by, but I don't want him to also have a Democratic Senate. So I will vote for Tom Tillis or Joni Ernst er, Martha McSally or whomever to try to create some balance. So we have the final debate tonight. We only had two instead of three because of this call to get rid of a second debate, even though Trump was already immune to covert at the time of that debate, do you? It seems like so much of this is already baked into the cake that people have their opinions of Trump. They they love him or hate him. There's not a lot of variability on that particular question and justice in 2016. It seems like if there is going to be any variability, it's gonna be on the other side of the ball. It's going to be more about How people feel about the Democrats. So in 2016 Hillary was bouncing around in the approval ratings between 40 and 50% and then ended up low. Biden has been very, very stable in that particular department, but he really has not had a glove late on him thus far, and Trump obviously blew an opportunity in the first debate to do that. Do you think that the Hunter Biden scandal makes any difference at all? And is it sort of Trump's last hope? Because, well, people are saying, Well, what if he just presents a positive vision of his of his presidency? It seems like that maybe a little bit late in the game do that two weeks before the election. I'm skeptical of the 100 Biden story effects many voters who are still on the fence because it's not an issue that affect someone's personal life directly. Every minute they spend talking about 100 myth. Biden is a minute they're not spending talking about Trump's economic record, and that is far and away. The best thing he has going for. 56% of Americans say that they're better off than they were four years ago. I think trying to drag down by his favorability number this late in the game. It's just too late for it to work. They've tried to throw everything at him on bright Now, you know if you look at that data as you mentioned, I just wrote a column for the Washington Examiner..
Senate Begins Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings
"For Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney, Barrett continues. Fox's Gurnal Scott has this life Lise As Judge Barrett listens. Senators are seeming to fire comments about her nomination, not at her, but at each other New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker says Republicans are rushing this nomination as America votes for one goal, subvert the will of the American people and overturned the A and overturn Roe v. Wade. Republican Joni Ernst of Iowa, says Democrats are getting personal trying to discredit the nominee. Attacking you as a mom and a woman of faith because they cannot attack your qualifications today is reserved for opening remarks. Questioning starts tomorrow. Lisa thanks, Colonel
"joni ernst" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"It's conversations are off the record because that that would certainly make a lot of news. His style. They're struggling with that and it if I were to break it down into two different parts, his style with the pandemic is impacting the senior vote. And his overall style that we've seen, you know, for four years now is impacting him with college educated women, particularly college educated white women, who he was able to do pretty well within 2016. Now branching out some other states. There was a politico article about this today. The Biden campaign becoming very concerned about Nevada. And what was interesting about that. I actually talked to a Democratic strategist in Nevada yesterday. And they told me the same thing, and I was surprised. It is a tight race in Nevada tighter than what the polling the public polling is showing. So that's a state to keep an eye on. Maybe that's a state that the president could potentially pick off. But Nevada keep an eye on that one. In Iowa to talk to a strategist there. And essentially, the message I got. Was there getting Mohr Mohr concerns about a bloodbath on Election Day. Now look, this person works not just in Iowa, but in a number of different states number of different campaigns across the country. So I was getting kind of a big picture of you. But specifically in Iowa, you have a Senate race there. You have Joni Ernst? You have a Democratic challenger and Democratic challenger. Did Joni Ernst raised more money? In the last quarter. Than any candidate has ever raised in an entire election cycle. Wow over $28 million And in Iowa, it's almost hard to spend $28 million within the span of a couple of weeks. You could pretty much go crazy with that. And what that does what that strategist was saying. What that does to kind of explain how some of this works when you have that much money coming into that specific candidate. That means that the Democratic Party can take their funds and they can move. They don't have to worry about Funding the Iowa race. They can now move their money and you're seeing this. They're moving it to South Carolina. They need to move some of it to North Carolina, where you have a candidate now in Cal Cunningham, who's dealing with a major Personal issue with Sexting and the affair. And today he just did ah, horrible job with his press conference where he couldn't say if another affair could come. Tto lights l a bit of a mess there. I think that's a really interesting race because I just wonder how much that matters. Will that impact to race these days or not? I don't know. I think the nature of the texts were kind of Very vanilla. As faras, the other controversies we covered, so it was more it was MME or the military side of it because you had a wife that he was cheating with her sexting with or whatever, and her husband's It became the whole thing. If another woman were to come out closer to the election, maybe it could throw it. I don't know. But you've got money. Now they can go to that race that kind of help prop him up a bit. And that's why you're starting to see Democrats really play in like Texas in that John Cornyn race. They've got the money to move around in Georgia. I'm hearing the race, there is much tighter. Then Republicans thought it would be. It doesn't mean that Biden is going to pull an upset in Georgia, but it's it's tight. It's a close race, so that's just to kind of give you an insider perspective As to what's happening across the country. I think one of the biggest issues right now. First of all, you've got a ton of votes that have already been cast. By today in 2016, yet about 430,000 votes, early votes that were cast this year. You allready have 8.2 million. So people have their mind made up and they're descending their votes. They're sending the ballot in You've got Minnesota, Wisconsin and Virginia already past 20% of 20 sixteen's total votes cast it in those states. Florida's at 14%. Michigan's a 17%. So you're talking about a lot of early votes already in the bank and That's not the end all be all. You're going to see these numbers being touted. The Democrats got this many ballots in already compared to Republicans and this and that you'll especially seeing here in Florida. It's not the end all be all because we saw some of that in 2016. Democrats were getting the balance in early and then you know, day of voting changed everything. The difference this time around is you don't know what day of voting is going to be like It's certainly going to lean more for the president. There's no question about that. But you don't know if there might be something Come November, 3rd that will keep people at home. Like you know, in Wisconsin. Right now, This is a really rough time for the president in a state that he won by a very small margin. Back in 2016. You've got a massive corona virus outbreak in Wisconsin. That is not helping him and that might And his chances in Wisconsin. So that's where, like a Nevada comes into play toe offset some of those kinds of things. There's a lot look, there's a lot that could still happen over the course of the next month. That's just kind of where we're at at the moment. 809 69 93 50 to number 809 69 93 52. If you have any questions on any of that we could take a few phone calls. I've got to get to the negotiations between the White House and Speaker Pelosi on a stimulus package. Those negotiations have continued. They were called off completely the other day by the president, be a tweet, but they are very much back on and some progress was actually made today, So I want to get to that and a whole lot more a lot Still to come here on PM Tampa Bay. Hey, if you want to capitalize on the equity in your home and sell while the market's not you just don't know how long this market is going.
Is Mitch McConnell Rigging The Game?
"Other news, there's the other branch of Congress or the other house. Of Congress. The Senate and everyone knows their Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is unshakable and ruthless, and he's going to maximize his power however cam, but it is also the case the death of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG has taken us to uncharted territory. There are very real political pressures that are going to affect how the next several months play out. Mitch McConnell does not care about being charged with the Crisi but the raw politics of this moment themselves are not uncomplicated. As it was with the affordable care act remember Mitch McConnell had a lot of bravado about that and he failed famously and humiliatingly to replace the law. Here's mayor discuss across pressures. He faces longtime McConnell Allah Gist Jane Mayer Chief of Washington correspondent New Yorker wrote an incredibly insightful profile McConnell back in April this weekend row quote from Mitch McConnell keeping a Senate. Majority matters more than the Supreme Court. Jamie. It's great to have. Let's start with that because it seems to me there's two imperatives here. Everyone says about McConnell the two things he cares about is keeping the Senate majority and being Senate majority leader. Judges the Federal Bench, and there is a way to interpret the politics of the moment that there's a little bit attention between those two imperatives. How do you see it? Well, I mean there is I mean he wants to get obvious wants to hold the majority wants to stay being majority leader. And, this is going to be the crowning moment of his career to have yet one more justice on Supreme Court here we can get him through and he's promised trump of course that he's going to have a vote on this, and so how do you do this the problem? The problem for McConnell is it's unclear if he can keep the majority in the Senate. It's a dicey election year for him. There are a number of racist. They're very close and he doesn't want to do anything that's going to hurt the endangered members of his caucus. So he's got to try to juggle the schedule in some way that doesn't put those members on the spot in a way that will hurt them. So he's the first thing he's going to do an, and surely his done is canvas. Those members find out exactly how they feel about how this this process would affect their races. And then, and then way that in terms of whether it be better have a vote before or after the election. So. It's it's. It's. It's it's tricky but he is nothing if not clever about things like this this is he he? Very early on in his career, he ran for office from a district where he hadn't been resident in residence long enough and he vowed after that, he would never again ignore the rules, and since then he's become kind of a master of the rules, the more arcane the better. And he just he loves talking to the parliamentarian in the Senate and figuring out sort of the the most devious ways to get what he wants. The most sort of obvious pressure here. Just talking about this and I think it's pretty interesting. There's a bunch of folks who are up. In who are imperilled where it's not clear That going ahead with this would be helpful them. We have a bunch of pulling out today showing majority of people oppose it. Those numbers will probably change as they converge towards the polarization and everything else. But like Cory Gardner is down in all the polls and Colorado, he's in a state that Democrats have carried. Now a bunch and plan to carry again Martha. mcsally sally is down a to mark Kelly. You know they're on the sort of aggressor side here in terms of public opinion. It does seem like they've kind of don't care. It doesn't seem like there's a jump together mentality here in terms of getting them to come out whether it was him or not a publicly for those. Well I think. He's GonNa. Be Looking at McConnell will look at each of these races and I think you can almost imagine that he's written off. Gardner in. Colorado, and makes out the in Arizona. So he's not going to change his plan just for them unless he thinks it's going to save them and you'd probably thinks it won't save them and he's already given collins kind of buy in Maine. So it gets you down to the racist that are really going to matter in this are probably it's it's probably Tillis in North Carolina, Joni Ernst in Iowa, and Danes in in Montana, and if McConnell feels that those three or not endangered by going head, he may just gun it. You know and and try try to get I think though that in addition to just thinking about each of these races and how it affects each of the races, there's something else. He's probably got to think about, which is the overall look of this thing if if it appears to the American public that he is one set of rules for Democrats and there's another set of rules he's got for Republicans here, one Senate rules for America and another set of rules for whoever trump nominates at this point, it looks like he's reading the game it looks corrupt. It looks like a naked power, grab an and it's ugly and that could actually create a backlash I think that both he and trump have to think about. It it might really bother a lot of people in this country to think that that it's it's just too corrupt game in Washington. Yeah, I. think that's a correct reading of both where the polls are and the political risks they run and I think it's notable that McConnell has committed to vote but not win and I thought. This was also notable. He wrote this dear colleague later re basically says I don't say anything don't lock yourself into position. Let it give it give us time to work over the coming days. We're GONNA come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how he will handle the coming nomination for those who are unsure how to answer for those inclined to oppose giving nominee a vote I urge you all to keep your powder dry Dombrowski and collins. Have not heeded that but Mitt Romney said declined today saying anything I know Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania I fully expect will support moving forward. But that that to me, it was interesting because the timing here and the sort of needle to thread is not nothing I think we'll try to do it and the odds are in their favor they will. But because of exactly what you and unseeded from the political standpoint, it's not clear that this is help for them politically in the short term. I think it may not be I. Mean I think also it's going to energize the base on both sides here for and the thing is that when it comes to the energizing the base, the base that needs more energizing really is probably on the Democratic side and you've already seen it happen I, mean look at the amount of money that act Lou raise you know practically overnight a hundred, million dollars two, hundred and sixty. Now it's one hundred and sixty million dollars. Shipping shocking about money. Shocking money an and I think the other thing that it might do is from was doing some reporting two days. I think it may really energize kids younger voters because. You know they were kind of holding their nose, a lot of them about Joe Biden it wasn't an exciting. It didn't seem you now like there was that much reason to do it. Now there's a reason that a lot of young people are GONNA see they're gonNA look they're gonNa see Roe v Wade is in the balance they're going to see a four Bul healthcare act and possibly anything to do with insurance for preexisting conditions and they're looking at the future this is going to. Their. Lives for the this is a this is a decision that has tremendous implications for everybody in the country and it's GonNa be clear and so I, you know it may turn you know help turn out. The Democrats who were young. Six three Roberts court climate. Regulation jurisprudence. A. Favorable to the kinds of solutions. That are necessary. Do you think? Ultimately McConnell himself is up and I don't think he's. He's personally a lot of trouble against say, McGrath at least the pulling now but there are also just a bunch of seats that weren't supposed to be in play that really do seem like they are. There's A Texas poll that has cornyn barely up. There's a Mississippi poll out today that has. Chrissy Hyde Smith a just a few points on Mike espey. There's the Iwa Joni Ernst race I mean it's wild how wide the sort of battlefield has gotten for him to try to hold this thing together. It's it's really volatile and and and the thing is it. What it does is it puts the Republicans on the spot about they've been doing kind of a split that's broader and broader that gotta keep the trump face and and but that's not enough for in many places to get reelected, and so they've got to do is add in. The moderates the you know suburban women particularly and got a candidate here who for a nominee for the supreme court that is truly the choice of the evangelical part of the trump ace it by very much alienate moderate women in the suburbs and in other places especially over things like abortion where sixty two percent of the people in this country saver. Abortion. As keeping it legal and don't WanNa go backwards. So it's it's. It's I think it's a it's it's a it's a it's a risky thing for some ways. You people think it's all into such a gift. Not, necessarily think that's right. Read on the situation Jane Mayer thanks as always great reporting and inside appreciate it. Great to be with you.
Republican National Convention - Night 3
"We heard criticism from South Dakota Governor Christie Gnome who hit on the law and order issue. Talking about recent protests in major cities. There's looting, chaos, destruction and murder. People that can afford to flee have fled. But the people that can't good, hardworking Americans are left to fend for themselves. And, of course, Dmitry That's an issue that's been hit on hard by vice President Pence and President Trump. They have also been some positive messages tonight, one of them from outgoing White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway. That's right. Kellyanne Conway did not take partisan shots at the Biden campaign. Instead, she praised the president for giving women opportunities in government and his businesses, and she tried to point to a softer side of President Trump. I have seen firsthand many times. President comforting and encouraging. A child who was lost a parent. A parent who has lost a child. And that theme has been resonating throughout the night. The theme is America Land of Heroes, and There's been a lot of emphasis on that Iowa senator Joni Ernst, praising Iowans for dealing with flooding in a derecho. But she also said Joe Biden's ticket would hurt farmers. In fact, I can't recall an administration more hostile the farmers than Obama Biden unless you count the Biden Harris ticket, But
Biden wins Maryland primary
"More election results coming in from the Maryland primary and there are already returns in a very closely watched congressional race WTOP's Mitchell Miller joins us live Maryland is one of seven states Joe Biden has won this primary night and he's now less than one hundred and fifty delegates away from clinching the democratic presidential nomination incoming congressional candidates in Maryland all appear to be holding their own though the numbers are still relatively light and could a controversial congressman in Iowa be in trouble Republican Steve king who's been accused of various races statements over the years trails Republican challenger Randy Feenstra with about half of the vote counted now he's trailing forty three percent to thirty six percent also two Senate races are now set in Iowa Democrat Theresa greenfield will take on Republican senator Joni Ernst and in Montana former governor and Democrat Steve bullock will face Republican senator Steve Daines
"joni ernst" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Joni Ernst pointing that out saying the Senate just wants to do their job enough are you know they were so intent on getting impeachment done get the vertical done they rushed them through the house because they needed to get the trial started and yet it's been over three weeks California Democrat senator Dianne Feinstein saying the longer this goes on the list urgent it becomes she added if it is serious and urgent and send the articles over other Democrats like Joe Manchin Chris Coons are saying similar things that's not beer it's hard seltzer the makers of white claw building a big brewery in Glendale because demand way up Marc Anthony brewing announced this week that a new quarter of a billion dollar nine hundred sixteen thousand square foot brief facility is being built in Glendale new front tear at the loop three oh three over the next seven months company officials say they anticipated vesting more than a quarter of a billion dollars in the facility that will produce white class seltzer Mike's hard lemonade and came in Jack cocktails outside of related construction jobs the group expects to fill more than two hundred full time positions by its June opening Carol battler five fifty carefully I knew thanks Carol the Phoenix police department's getting a hundred grand on the governor's office via way safety stop street racing money will be used to form a task force where teams of officers will deploy a threat Phoenix in on our freeways to put the brakes on street racing I got your money now see how the Dow's looking so far this morning it's up one hundred and twenty nine points twenty eight thousand eight hundred and seventy four about traffic.
"joni ernst" Discussed on KGO 810
"To drain. Drain the swamp of Washington, we're gonna have fun doing it. We're all doing it together. Stephen Moore is the latest guy out of the swamp. He was the presumptive nominee to the Federal Reserve Board. You know, Stephen Moore's guy who you've seen on Fox News also been across the board on different cable shows primarily, and he was the nominated the Federal Reserve Board and a lot of stuff came forward. First of all he has a view of economics, which is sort of consistent with the president's. And you can say what you want about that. And this is really an in fact him getting bumped out of the nomination process is really not about that. It's about his past writings and his past comments disparaging women and Joni Ernst, she's Republican. She's already said that she's probably going to oppose him and other GOP senators have expressed concern. So he has gotten enough blowback there's already enough of. An indication from the president's own party that Stephen Moore is going to be no longer a part of the process. So it is likely that they'll be another fed board pick coming, and it's just odd. Once again that it wasn't on the merits of Steven Moore's views on the fed and on money supply. It was on these comments about women. It's also given the president's comments about women that were everyone looked the other way on or that were explained away more released a statement saying I am respectfully asking that you draw my name from consideration the unrelenting attacks on my character become untenable for me and my family in three more months of this would be too hard on us. The and it is it is rough. I mean, he was about to go through a a serious grilling. Right. And he would have had to revisit all of those comments again. So the other thing that's happening. Of course, is that the Trump administration has pushed as you know, and because happened right away when they arrays climate change from all of their websites. They have pushed against language that would have put them in consistent in essence and signing on signatories to the Arctic policy statement. So this is a bunch of countries. Generally, they're in the north. I mean, they're in northern regions that are closer to the Arctic. And there's a after mation of goals and principles that these eight Arctic nations they meet every couple of years, and the Trump was we don't want to sign on anything that aknowledges climate change. And that turned into a real standoff with these nations, they they said. Said look this is this is sort of fundamental language. You understand this doesn't obligate the US anything. But the Trump administration push to strip those mentions from the Arctic policy statements, again, it really just more than anything is a window on where the administration stands on various things. So that continues. When we come back. What's going on? We come back producer. Dave Jessica after the bottom. The can I just do a little on the high speed rail. Okay. Good. The high speed rail the proposals are out of control if looks to be a contractor's dream everyone's getting fat on this high speed rail, and it's not getting built that swampy..
"joni ernst" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"You know, I think that's the fantasy of most political reporter and nearly every democratic insider the idea of being able to actually live through that sort of experience, I'm on the reverse side. I think that we're going to have this nomination wrapped up by Easter. I think this is the sheer size of the delegates that are being decided early on. I think you're gonna see great movement, and we're not gonna get anywhere near the convention where the the super delegates would have an impact on the second. Ballot. And Chevron price. Do you think there's a real chance that there could be a convention? Oh, I certainly think that's a possibility. I mean, when you see I mean, we have so many great candidates running this year, and so many with some strong candidates running this year that I think that there certainly is that possibility, but. I'm not gonna worry about that. Until we get to that point. Both of you have early have very important Senate races this year chairman price, especially what have we heard so far from Democrats in the state who has stepped up so far to maybe challenge. While there's a lot of people talking about I'm not gonna. Discuss those names here at this point. While they're still trying to figure out what they're gonna do. But there's a lot of great names talking about it. There's still some people who are contemplating it whether they're going to do it or not. But we feel very confident that based off the energy. We're already seeing in this presidential process based off what we saw in two thousand eighteen we feel very confident that we're going to be able to build off what happens on caucus day take that energy take that excitement and be able to defeat Joni Ernst denial of blue in two thousand twenty. I had in price without going into the names, and what are the early contours of these conversations? And how confident are you in beating Johnny art? I'm very confident. I'm very confident. I mean, if you again, if you just look at the results from two thousand eighteen the congressional result at a statewide level in the fact that we got beat Republicans by almost four points. We feel very good and very competent. I feel very confident that we have a great shot at defeating Joni Ernst in twenty twenty. We are at the halfway point chairman of to follow up on sax question. What's the type of presidential nominee that will help you in Iowa to defeat Joni Ernst, and what type of nominee and in both your states that can help these congressional seats either stay democratic or an Iowa where we're Democrats flipped to house seats in two thousand eighteen to keep these very swing seats in the democratic column. Well, I think for us when we need someone who's going to be able to appeal to these upper midwest working class Motors that is something that we need. You know, our party has we saw what happened in two thousand sixteen we need someone who's going to be able to build those relationships. And that's why we're excited about the Iowa caucuses and the opportunities that it's going to create to help these candidates home their message and figure out a strong message to run in the upper midwest in throughout the country. And are you worried about mean, there's some nominees or some candidates that have pretty high negatives early on like Elizabeth Warren has has a net negative favorability rating. You know, Michael, Bloomberg also in Iowa had pretty high negatives among caucus goers are there's there is there anyone that you worry about that could hurt the democratic party's chance of winning. These key congressional seats. No, not at all. So early in the process right now that a lot of folks are just now we're still in this introductory phase. And we're going to be in this for a little bit. Their narratives are going to change their messages are going to change. And I'm confident that whoever emerges out of this nomination process is going to be going to do a great job. Not only here in Iowa helping us turn the state blew once again. Take back the White House. What we've Josh asked earlier about the DNC rules changes. And in fact, they're also gonna affect the way you conduct the Iowa caucuses this year, the reports are that you're announcing the most sweeping changes in since they started fifty years ago. When will the decision be made? And what are some of the major changes that you're considering in the state? Well, I can't tell you what they're going to be a you'll know more here in the coming days. We have an important meeting coming up this weekend with our state central committee, where we're going to be discussing some of our changes. And so you'll know more here in the coming days. But we know that the DNC is that we need to have some way for people to participate in some form of non present participation for those who can't show up Monday night at seven o'clock, we have to lock our caucus results, and we'll keep that throughout the entire process. And we're also going beyond what the DNC recommended to take a look at how we can streamline realignment while we can do to improve registration while we can do to make the process easier. Not only for our candidates, but more importantly for our caucus goers. And so, you know, we're using this as an opportunity to do what we've always done here at the party, which is how can we make the process better? How can we make the process better for our people? And so we are in the final stages of that like I said, you'll know more in the next. Coming days, but we feel very confident with what we've come up with that. It's going to be able to meet the challenges of DNC set forward. The most importantly, but more importantly, preserve the spirit of the Iowa caucuses that spirit of community that spirit of neighbors coming together talking about our states about our party, and helping to decide who should lead our party forward. Troy price that the Iowa Democratic Party chair along with Raymond. Buckley? New Hampshire Democratic Party chair on newsmakers on C span radio. The two reporters are Zach Monteiro with politico and Josh Kraushaar with national journal. Exactly. Well, New Hampshire. I'd see any changes in this year's primary voting. I know ours is pretty set pretty much the same system. We've had since the reforms that impacted the the one thousand nine hundred primary, but I just want to throw in a good message about gene, gene, three election case. I didn't get asked that question about our Senate race. We're feeling very confidence. It says that are she'll be reelected in two thousand twenty saying with you and wearing your Democratic National Committee had we're still debating the influence of outside parties on the last election, can you both speak to election integrity, this time around and also targeting of trying to influence the voters in your states inappropriately through social media. What means are you both taking with voters in your states to protect against that this time around. Why don't we start with chairman price? Well for us since our party or since our process is party run. We are as we're going through this process. And we've still got you know. A year to work through some of these issues. But of course, we're committed to making sure that our processes a secure as possibly can be. As it relates to the Caucasus now as it relates to the general election. Honestly, I wish that the Republican leaders in the state took election security more. Or put more emphasis on it. But for what we can control here as it relates to the caucuses. We are committed to making sure that our caucuses are secure that they're safe that they're transparent and that they're accessible for everyone. Mr buckley. I once again agree with everything you're said, you know, we as a party, we are elected officials are all working, very diligently on the state and the national level on election integrity on, unfortunately, the Republican party both in concord, and in Washington is not taking it very seriously at all. And I think that is a detriment to democracy. We saw it from the democratic national committee's perspective in two thousand sixteen where then acting chair Donna Brazile, attempted multiple times to reach out to the RNC to get them to take it seriously because our position was maybe this election, but it could be your you in the next election. But we now know why the Republicans weren't taking seriously apparently as we will discover in the coming months that there was a collusion involved in there. Cash chairman, President Trump has taken the Republican party and a much more protectionist direction imposing tariffs against China and other countries Democrats have always had had also protect protectionist strain within the party's early in Iowa. But because President Trump has taken such a firm stance against free trade have Democrats moved in a more free trade direction as a result, especially in a state like Iowa where a lot of these terrorists have had an outsized impact. Was that for me to get Chevron price? Okay. Well, certainly will you've seen the impact that these terrorists have had and is having in our agriculture community, and what that means for Dave, manufacturing sector and. Great jobs exist, like John Deere, manufacturing jobs, and the jobs that had come off of that. And so Democrats want to make sure that everyone has a fair shake, and some trade policies may not have always been to have allowed for them in the past. But we also don't want to see policies that are going to hurt our rural communities and heard those out there who are working right now to make sure that we have the food we need and make sure that they our rural communities are vibrant. And so people are seeing that out there, and people are very upset with what they're seeing as relates to these trade policies. Kevin Buckley has this realignment American politics opened up a lane for third party candidate for the presidency. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says made a lotta noise about making a wrong, but any of the candidates and does he have shot? No. Why not? I think that it is very unlikely that a candidate like Mr. Scholtz would be able to attract enough support to have a significant impact in a positive way. He could affect the election. In the sense of pushing at one way or the other but him actually being elected. That's not in the cards. It would take some sort of a very traumatic event in in in America to allow voters to have a new way of looking at it. They generally tried to decide between the Republican nominee of the democratic nominee. And then you've got the three to four five percent. That don't vote for the two major parties. But if you really want to be elected president you need to run in the major parties. I I think that's why you saw decisions. Mike, Michael Bloomberg said that that's why he decided not to run in two thousand sixteen. I think that's why you saw Senator Sanders decide to run for the democratic nomination and not run in the general election as an independent. Six minutes left chairman. Buckley, you're next door to Elizabeth Warren home state of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Senator has got into a little bit of trouble. She's apologized in the last week for listening to herself as a native American on a handful of law school legal applications. How would you assess the damage and any apologies that's done to her standing in your Hampshire and just broadly, and you worry that someone with that type of Ulmer ability that the president has brought up frequently and could hurt her as a general election nominee? Well, I think Donald Trump attacking any democrat is only helpful to the person he's tacking because of his credibility being so low, especially among democratic primary voters. It's not an issue that I here discussed. The reality. A lot of people's family stories. We're now finding out are are incorrect out with the DNA and understanding that my own as well. So while she might be a lot higher profile. I think a lot of people are discussing how they were told that they had some ethnic background that they find out that indeed was not true. So I think that this is more of an issue for some members of the media in obviously for Donald Trump. But I I don't see re regular voters want to talk about healthcare. They wanna talk about environment and education, and they Konami. Having whether or not, you know, Elizabeth Warren grandmother knew or didn't know whether she actually had more native American DNA than than she let on. That's that's just not something that's terribly relevant to the average family in New Hampshire..
"joni ernst" Discussed on KOMO
"Mostly cloudy skies today in western Washington. A high temperature around fifty degrees, and that's about it. We have had a little fog move in. Now that's expected lift somewhat later on tomorrow clouds in the morning. A few sunbreaks in the afternoon. Then we get into a really nice sunny and bright dry weekend. Mostly sunny skies by Saturday afternoon, mostly sunny for Sunday and Monday as well right now in downtown Seattle. It's a little bit foggy and Forty-five. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news. Powered by triple a roadside assistance. It's eight Forty-six Gregg Hersholt and MandA factor here. This is the KOMO morning news. Frank Lenzi is at the editor's desk. House speaker Nancy Pelosi is glad the state of the union controversy is now off the table. Chatting with reporters this morning at the capital. The California Democrat said the partial government shutdown is a much more important problem that needs to be resolved President Trump acknowledged overnight. The speaker has a right to postpone the state of the union address. He said he looks forward to giving the big speech at the capitol after shutout is over in Florida. The police chief in the city of c- bring says they have no idea what the motive was for a massacre inside a Bank yesterday at twenty one year old man has been charged with five counts of premeditated murder in the shooting death of four Bank employees and a customer all of them women. The police chief says the shooter had no apparent connection to the women or the Bank an Iowa Senator says she's the survivor of sexual and physical abuse. Senator Joni Ernst the first. Female combat veteran elected to the US Senate. Is speaking out telling Bloomberg about a sexual assault. She says she suffered while in college and addressing recent allegations about what she calls an abusive relationship with her estranged husband. I was now forest out as a survivor, and I think every survivor should have the right to decide when it's time to tell a story. This revelation comes just days after divorce filings obtained by the demo- in register paint what she called a dark and troubling time in her marriage. The Senator saying she was a victim of verbal and physical abuse earth's fighting back tears while speaking with reporters what I want to remind everybody is that still the same person. Was a week ago. The only difference is there, you know, more about me now than you did a week ago Senator Ernst and her now ex husband Gail, both trade accusations of infidelity and affidavit she claims once they argued it became physical, and she fled the house with their daughter in the middle of the night Ernst mall, considered a rising star says in court documents, she interviewed to be Donald Trump's running-mate letter and says she turned the role down in part because her ex husband, quote hated any successes. I had and would belittle me and get angry anytime I achieved a goal in the affidavit her ex husband did not address the allegations of abuse. But says he never had an affair and that he was the one who gave up his goals that has been wife could pursue her dreams. We did reach out to him. But he declined to come ABC's Linsey Davis reward money meant for a person who found a missing Wisconsin teenager is now going to the girl during the search for Jamie clause, Hormel foods, Geno, Turkey store announced a twenty five thousand. Reward for information leading to the person or persons who took the thirteen year old girl and killed her. Parents Jim and Denise Kloss worked. At the Turkey store in Barron county now the Jamie is safe at a twenty one year old suspect is in custody. The company says the money will instead go to Jamie, those who spotted the girl after she escaped captivity and called police have said they don't want the reward money. Ryan burrow, ABC news, US marines, and the FBI are helping search for three year old Casey Hathaway, the little boy vanished from his grandma's backyard in North Carolina on Tuesday, ABC Stevo since has more from North Carolina first night that he went missing.
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"While piece of breaking news, really terrible news, actually, Senator Joni Ernst, Republican from Iowa. She is now alleging that she was assaulted by her husband years before her divorce after she confronted him about his relationship with their daughters. Babysitters wrote in court filings. According to the joint register earth does Republican Miwa, obviously, she said that during her twenty six year marriage with Gail Ernst. She was a victim of verbal and mental abuse and a physical assault after which victims advocate wanted to take her to hospital. She wrote in public records, connecting to their divorce yell has been very cool. She wrote that's the name of her husband. This has been an extremely painful journey ernst-august announced through a brief statement that she and guilt were divorcing. The divorce was finalized this month in an affidavit not Tober. Joni Ernst described a history of emotional abuse that included her husband belittling her and becoming angry. When she chief her goals. She was interviewed by apparently, President Trump to run for vice president, but she says that she turned him down. Now. The only reason that this is newsworthy is because the media it's the if this had been somebody on the left. Media would proclaim the strength of the woman. I highly doubt. That's how it's gonna go for Joni Ernst, I think that it will be something very different for joining earn. So we'll keep an eye on the media treatment of Senator Ernst. And obviously we wish her and her family nothing, but the best new out in more important breaking news for the national stage. The supreme court issued a non ruling today. The supreme court said today that they're not likely to review during their current term the program that shields young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children weaving in place, the Obama era initiative that the Trump administration has tried to ends according to the Washington Post just a few minutes ago. The justices on Tuesday took no action on the administration's requested that review that affirmative action for childhood arrivals program, which is protected nearly seven hundred thousand people brought to the country is children commonly known as dreamers if the court six to its normal procedures that would mean that even if it accepts the case at a later date. So mafia argued till the new term, which means a decision would probably last until twenty twenty Jack has merchant an issue in the negotiations. What President Trump and the government were hoping for is the Dako will be struck down by the supreme court. And then they would have negotiating position with Democrats. They say listen. The supreme court says Dacca's unconstitutional if you want Jack up back in place, it has to be done legislatively. Now, the truth is the legally, of course, it has to be done legislatively, the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, whether you agree with it or disagree with it cannot be done through executive order. You know, who said that rock Obama's twenty two times before unilaterally imposed that a for action for childhood arrivals program deferred action was supposedly prosecutorial discretion. But the president of the United States does not have the statutory authority to simply dismiss an entire class of crimes without at least issuing pardons. Maybe he would issue a pardon power. But that's not what you just said. We're not going to prosecute the stuff, and we'll call it a program, and then Trump will be down by it. And Trump doesn't actually wants to deport these people. But what he does want to say to congress has guys if you want to legislative we protect these folks are also going to need to build the Trump wall, and then we can end the shutdown. So this is a loss for the Trump administration. The supreme court is dead wrong on this Trump has previously said he wanted the supreme court to take the case and find he had the authority to end the program because lower courts have said for some odd reason that Trump Kensington end the program. That there's been some sort of their some some sort of manifested rights any illegal immigrants who came here as children now, that's bizarre. So Obama can create a program out of whole cloth. That is not legislatively back. There's no evidence for it. And then Trump can't undo the same program. The supreme court turning it down. It's not good for the country. Now, I assume the supreme court else numbers of the right who didn't want to take case. I assume that they probably didn't want to insert themselves in a politically controversial issue. But it just demonstrates once again that the supreme court all too often is simply a political tool to be used by one side or the other and a lot of justices have political motivations. And how they rule to hear a case, by the way requires that these court take up what's rid of social Mary four justices are enough to say they want to accept the case. So presumably all of the leftist. Judges said no out of some judge Roberts said Justice Roberts said no. And then one other Justice may have said that the case was it ripe or let's let this play out. According to the Washington Post reports has said that Trump's abrupt decision to terminate the Obama era program was based on faulty legal reasoning. And that the administration that prevailed provide a solid rationale for. Ending. And again, the salad rationale would be. We can't do this where the executive branch the Trump administration moved to scuttle the program in two thousand seventeen after Texas and other states threatened to sue to force a ten then attorney general sessions advised the department of homeland security, the programme was probably a waffle. And then it could not in fact, be defended, of course, rejected the theory. And then they said, no, no, no it's lawful. And you have to keep it in place, which is ridiculous. Again, I'll be curious to see I don't think they've released it all the curious to see which judges have basically decided not to take this up at the supreme court level. Judge kim. Mclane Wardlaw who decided for a panel of US court of appeals for the night circuit. She said to be clear, we do not hold the data could not be rescinded as an exercise of executive branch discretion, we hold the only here or the executive did not make a discretionary choice to attack, but rather acted based on an erroneous view of what the law required, the recession was arbitrary and capricious under settled law. Okay. Arbitrary and capricious does not speak to the level of authority executive branch has over plenary immigration power. That's absurd all the judge, by the way who voted against the Trump administration. I case were appointed by Democrats. But we're told we're told by the way, we're not allowed to discuss the politics. Judges judges are beyond reproach one of the reasons why I think that the judicial branches wildly oversteps its bounds. Speaking of wildly overstepping its bounds. The supreme court is now linked to review restrictions for the first time in nearly a decade. So this is a little bit of a heart palpitations for folk. Like the second amendment. According again to the Washington Post the supreme court on Tuesday said it will examine New York City's ban on transporting licensing on loaded handgun outside the city limits. The first second amendment challenge, it has accepted in nearly a decade the decision to hear the case in the term begins in October may signal that the reinforced conservative majority on the court is ready to jam in more laws, restricting gun rights, New York's law is not replicated. Elsewhere. Here's what the law says a permits to transport guns only to firing ranges within the city. So if you transport your gun to your kids house in the back of your car, a moated they can prosecute for that. Those who challenged the law have licensed handgun at their homes petitioners included, those who want to take their guns to firing ranges or competitions outside the city and one wants to take the gun to his second home upstate so does legal in the city of New York for me to take my gun to a gun range outside the city of New York. How insane is that law US court of appeals for the second circuit ruled for the city. Of course, they said the petitioners did not there was inadequate access to one of the seven firing ranges in the city. That petitioners could not read the firearm. If they wanted to go to arrange elsewhere or that the upstate homeowner could not get a permits keep a second hand gun there. So in other words, they're not saying don't have a second amendment right to take my gun to my other house that happens to exist outside the city. So it's basically like corden around the city. I don't know how you enforce this case, how'd you even enforce this case, right? I'm headed outside. The city can always just say that I'm headed to another gun range in the city. All you have to do. First of all is just put a list of gun ranges around the city in your car. And if the cop asked where you're going, you just say this is where I'm going. Second of all there is something in the constitution of the United States called the privileges immunities clause, and it says the privileges immunities of one St. apply to all other states, the notion that you can have rights that are limited by the city boundaries of New York City that I can't take my gun to a gun range that exists slightly outside the city, and I have to go to one of the gun ranges in the city is ridiculous. Plus, you know, what the next step is going to be New York City is going to attempt. The gun ranges near city will just get rid of the seven gun ranges. And then he can't bring the gun anywhere. And then you'll just be stuck in your house. If senior car at all they will arrest you. The NRA and other gun rights groups supported the lawsuit. They say it's time for the court to clarify what the right to keep a personal firearm. It means according to the challenges brief the city does not even attempt to argue that what petitioner seek the modest ability to transport. They're licensed firearms. Unloaded and locked away separate from ammo. So shooting range, our second home outside city limits poses any threat to public safety, the city band cannot be reconciled with a second amendment that protects individual rights or any meaningful level of constitutional scrutiny. So we'll see how this case goes down. I it's it's got to be a little worrisome for gun rights advocates. Although this one seems like it would fall squarely inside the ban of Hello versus DC legislation that significantly curtail second amendment rights. So we can hope that the supreme court does the right thing in that case. Even if they're doing the wrong thing on Dacca again. It's it's bizarre and absurd that the supreme court has been considered the repository of all of all judgments about the constitution in the end. But unfortunately, that's the way it goes. I'm gonna give you the poll results lately, by the way on government shutdown because that continues. Will. Well, all this other stuff is happening. The government shutdown is continuing apace. I let me remind you that you may be in fact, more native American that Elizabeth Warren, I know that lady wants to run for president. And I know that she's gonna run for president on the basis of the one one twenty thousand one one thousand twenty four native American, but you may in fact, be more ethnically diverse, genetically speaking Elizabeth Warren, but you're only going to know that if you go over to twenty three and me is that just about ancestry.