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1 person is dead after a shooting during protests in downtown Portland
"Just overnight another person was killed near a protest this. Time in Portland Oregon? Where demonstrators clashed with pro-trump ralliers according to the New York Times. The man who was killed was wearing a hat with Patriot prayer insignia a far right group based in Portland this death comes after two people were killed during protests in Kenosha Wisconsin where a seventeen year old trump supporter has been charged with those
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer briefed Congress in person on election security a move that house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and intelligence chairman Adam Schiff called quote a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Joining me now is the chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate Republican Senator, Ron, Johnson of Wisconsin and Mr. Chairman. Thank you so much. I I want to talk about what? Happened in Portland, we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there, and the president has been tweeting and re tweeting before dawn this morning he called for the Mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested. He painted protesters as thugs and cities. In chaos. You are the chairman as I mentioned of the Senate Homeland. Security Committee are you comfortable with the present appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, which is trying to calm them down. Maury Dan Listen I've been urging calm across the board particularly in light of what happened here in Kenosha but as I said in opening. Statement when we had the acting secretary well before my committee when when you encourage disdain for the police, you encourage criminals when you do little or nothing to stop rioting. You encourage anarchy. So when you're encouraging criminals and anarchy. People's lives are lost you have more more and more destruction more and more violence. So what we need, we need to get control of the situation and until we until we do, we're going to have more violence we're going to have unfortunately. Prep trenchantly more loss of life. So we need to get control the situation we need to encourage calm an here's something else we need to do. We need to figure out what we do all agree on and we share the same goal. We all want to save prosperous and secure America in states and communities. Let's concentrate on those areas of grievance. That's that's how we achieved the unity everybody says they want
"Sexism is Boring"
"Hairless arid. Okay. So I'm going to give you one guess for what we're going to lead off with today and it rhymes with Comma. Harris is it Kamla Harris? It's Kamla Harris Yeah perfect rhyme with Harris Okay so Ever. Since Joe Biden announced that he was going to pick all women. To be his running mate, all one, hundred, sixty, six, million, or so of US women were on tenterhooks waiting to see which woman would be the King of women and on Tuesday. Joe Biden announced that he has selected. California Senator Kamala Harris as I guess are is that how vice-presidents work? She's now are king. King. She's a Queen Yeah sure King of Women King King Queen Whatever both terms can be gender-neutral now. So her nomination for veep is boundary breaking. In a lot of cool ways. She is the first black woman and the first woman of Asian descent to be the vice presidential nominee for one of the two major parties in a presidential election, which is super exciting. She was raised by immigrant parents. She was raised largely by her mother raising her and her sister alone. She's also married to Jewish guy she's like a rainbow of the American experience and she was also a former DA and a g in California. Elissa despite the fact that you know there's a lot of celebration yesterday I. Think There's something very dangerous about pretending that are preferred political candidates are flawless and I think there's something disingenuous about hiding disappointment or or some trepidation about our preferred political. So let's Give it to me straight. How did you feel when you learned on Tuesday Joe Biden had selected Comma Harris to be his running mate so Aaron I think that you and I both would agree that there were no bad candidates that we heard in the last couple of days if the reporting was correct and it was largely down to Karen Bass Hysteria fave love her Susan Rice longtime. Pal of mine and Kamala Harris the we could not lose now was Susan my dear pal and was I because of my palace and because I believe she is ready to serve was a little excited. That might be Susan I was I'm not gonNA lie did I after talking to Karen Bass the last time think that I could be team bass. I did. So I'm down we need to. Win. Kamla is great. I mean. But I think that everyone is allowed to have their feelings and they should feel free to have their feelings as long as everyone understands that like fucking time to get up and get on I agree. Well, you know as you know because you got a text for me to this effect yesterday, I was driving through a part of Kansas where parents. Nobody needs to use a cell phone All thing I know I was it was like five hours of just totally dead service and we stopped at a gas station in a place called Goodland Kansas right off I seventy and at that moment, Josh had like a bar of service and he had a text. What do you think about Kamla and it was like oh? Okay. Well, it was. My first feeling was that I was really hoping for a more progressive candidate just because Carmela is a little bit more toward the center than my personal politics are and she is although she's somebody that I find really inspiring and I think she did a great job in a lot of ways as ag California and she's been a great senator. She's been a attack dog basically on the judiciary I was hoping for somebody. Who is a little bit more Bassey in their politics I really like Karen Bass I was a big fan of Tammy Duckworth also, I think that she's got an incredible future ahead of her, she was sort of a dark horse candidate Tammy Duckworth but I would have been just completely over the moon if it had been her but that being said and don't forget Tammy Baldwin I almost forgot tammy Baldwin Baldwin the Tampa. See we couldn't have gone.
DNC Announces Convention Speakers, Speculation On Biden's VP Pick Intensifies
"Of scheduled speakers at next week's Democratic National Convention is out, and it's being parsed for clues as to who's still in the running to be Joe Biden's running mate. He's expected to make that announcement any day now. Meanwhile, President Trump is floating the idea of accepting the Republican nomination later this month on Sacred ground. The Gettysburg Battlefield. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is watching it all. And Mara. You know, some names in the running to be Biden's running mate are scheduled to speak, but not in the VP slot, you know, and I'm just wondering if that's a fool's errand to try to make that meaningful, You know? What do you think about that? And who do you think at this point is thumb Where are may be the most likely candidates. I think the most likely candidates are still that same handful of women, you know, Joe Biden said. He's going to take a woman whether it's Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Gretchen Whitmer, Karen Bass. Those are the people who have been on the list for quite some time. And and, of course, Gretchen Whitmer is the only white female on that short list. But I think the list has remained the same. Sounds like he's about to make his decision because the vetting committee has pretty much disbanded on DH. It could be as early as today that we find out So what do you think for everybody who's sitting home, you know, got all the names and the lists on whiteboards and, you know, trying to, you know, look at those tea leaves. And should we be looking at the List of speakers. Oh, I think that that that is actually fool's errand, but it's fun and it's going to be over very soon. It could be over today, so go ahead. But I still think you know that of all my conversations with Democrats all signs Seemed to point to Kamala Harris. But with the caveat that Joe Biden hasn't decided, and he often takes his time deciding well, 100 prominent black men signed a letter. Hoping they could make him decide that it would be a black woman because they said to him, you will lose the election. If you don't choose a black woman as a running mate, and this was entertainers, pastors, business leaders, athletes. I'm wondering more. If you think that Biden really needed that public pressure, it would seem in this moment in time. That's the choice. He'd want. Make one of these in class. That's what I think. I think that letter was really aimed. And Gretchen Whitmer. She's the only white person on that list. Everyone else is a person of color or black woman. So I don't think he needed that kind of public pressure. But it does show you that of all the people on the list. There is a backlash brewing to at least one of them in that's Gretchen Whitmer. You haven't seen the same kind of opposition public opposition to Kamala Harris, for instance. Oh, by the way, you're saying Elizabeth Warren is not in the running and I don't think so. Yeah, No, I don't think so, although she's a thought leader in the party, and she certainly has influenced a tremendous amount of his agenda. Of the Democratic National Convention will be all online this year. Wouldn't does that mean for the post convention bounce that the candidates look for Hillary Clinton got well, first of all, who knows Because nobody's ever run a presidential campaign in a pandemic. But most people I talked to assume that the post convention bounce will be very small thiss year for both candidates because they're not having the kind of big Excitement filled crowded conventions like we have in the past that being said the Democrats have had a lot longer time to plan for a virtual convention than the Republicans because they've been scaling. There's back for months. And the big question is, are they about to produce the best four night television show ever seen in history? Or will it kind of be ho hum? Well, and they will be competing in that arena with a president who is obviously trying to make the best television show. What do you make of that tweet that he may accept the Republican Nomination for president from the Gettysburg Battlefield or the White House. Both locations likely to violate ethics rules or just some people's moral sense of what's right to politicize. But you know, this is a president that gave an interview to Fox News inside the Lincoln Memorial, gave an interview at Normandy. What do you think happens here? Will certainly Trump isn't worried about offending people sense of what's right or wrong or any kind of norm. Now there are legal questions. Ethical questions about what kind of federal property you can make a convention nominating speech, your acceptance speech on and I'm sure the White House lawyers will be figuring that out. Is there some part of Gettysburg that he could be on? Without violating ethics rules. It's certainly a lot easier for the president to set this up at the White House, but he's clearly looking for the kind of dramatic backdrop not unlike Mount Rushmore that would give his campaign a boost. Quick thought from you, Mara on the fact that it's been primary season. It's primary day today for six states. The focuses on Minnesota, where the Denver Democrat, the representative Ilhan Omar, Is facing a tough challenge. Other progressive candidates have done very well this primary season. What will you be looking for here, right. She's the only member of the squad left with the primary. The four young progressive women of color and she has a really stiff challenge from an attorney named Anton Melton, Mo. He's getting a lot of money. There's been a certain amount of unhappiness with her. They've been attacks on her first for allegedly making anti Semitic statements. We know that the other members of the squad have not had primary challenges. Rashida to leave beat hers back very handily. So that's what we're watching today for the Democrats. Well, how does he do? Right and very briefly. The unemployed have now gone over a week. Without that additional money from the federal government. The president signed those actions and directives to address this. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the money will go out in two weeks. But he doesn't have The power of the purse. Congress does and they're gone. They're out of session. I think everyone's taking a big political risk here for the president to sign these executive orders and then have people not get a bigger unemployment check or still face eviction. I think that that he will be responsible for that and then members of Congress, including the Democrats, they are allowing people to go without thes unemployment checks, which, by the way, have kept the economy going in large part On Then they have stopped negotiating. Good. Not good. Not good. Yeah. NPR national political correspond. Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you.
Biden's V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has reportedly narrowed the list of candidates to be his running mate. There are three leading contenders early front runner Kamala Harris. Her stock dropped slightly following loyalty questions following her attacks on Biden during the first Democratic debate. Also California Congresswoman Karen Bass, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She recently tried to clarify her position on Cuba and Fidel Castro. The Trump campaign is zeroed in on her past trips and former national security adviser Susan Rice. She sold her Netflix shares last week, causing speculation she's getting closer to the top Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth's are also still in the running along with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Experts think Biden's choice will both shape the future of the party and be the smallest possible Target for president Trump Jackie Heinrich reports. The announcement is expected mid week
Joe Biden VP announcement expected by midweek
"Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, could announce his running mate tomorrow, although most expected will be Wednesday. Having finished interviewing the finalists. CBS News Political correspondent Ed O'Keefe says that all the over sure Is that Mr Biden has committed to picking a female running mate. Whoever he picks. My name's decision matters to voters not currently backing him in battleground. Pennsylvania, seven in 10 of those who say they could consider supporting Biden say his VP choice is important as we await by its choice. Several women's rights leaders were calling on news organizations to ensure fair coverage of whoever she is. They call for quote, a new way of thinking about your role and how she is treated and the equality she deserves. Most of the experts say. The two frontrunners remain California Senator Kamala Harris and former national security adviser Susan Rice. One Southern Californian remains in the mix. Congresswoman Karen Bass. California judge has
Biden VP Search Narrows to Kamala Harris: Does She Want the Job?
"Democratic presidential nominee of Vice President Joe Biden could reportedly announced his pick for a running mate as soon as this week. California Senator Kamala Harris. API appears to be one of the leading candidates, but some are questioning if she AH wants to take the job or not for more key CBS News anchor Dan Mitchinson spoke with Carla Marinucci. Senior writer for Politico California playbook. Carla. What do you think? First of all, Do you think this could be Harris there? Even in the last days, Vegas betting circled at this point. Dan is being number one on Joe Biden's list. Who knows how that's gonna play out? But the fact is that Kamala Harris has been mentioned before. For other Possibilities in the administration, including attorney general, including possibly a nominee for the Supreme Court. Obama and during the Obama administration, she was reportedly asked if she wanted to be attorney general. She turned that down on the issue of the Supreme Court. She said She wanted to run for Senate at the time. But times have changed, And perhaps she might have changed her mind. She's getting advice from some Democrats that she might consider turning down the VP job because the attorney general job at this point could be more consequential. Willie Brown, who former San Francisco mayor said in his column on Sunday that he thought, uh, right right now, there's nobody left important than the vice president. I mean, as he said, Ask Mike Pence so that nobody thinks the vice president is a really influential job. But the attorney general, ah could have a long to do list ahead and that could include prosecuting Trump in the trump family law enforcement reform, Other issues related tio inspector generals and other things that the Trump administration has done and Democrats I think may be cheering that on, so we'll see how it plays out. But certainly Kamala Harris has a lot of different possibilities. But right now it looks like she may be at the top of the list or very close to it when it comes to Joe Biden, vice presidential nominee, But let me ask you this. I mean, Biden is gonna have a lot of California locked in the rest of the country, not necessarily a big fan of our state. Do you think a VP from here would hurt or help him then? That's been a debate Janet, But the fact is Kamala Harris has huge name recognition in the rest of the country. The You don't want the advice presidential nominee to do any harm. But in commonly Harrison's case, she could help in helping deliver some of those states where you need to rev up the Democratic base of progressive base. She had those followers right. She had a presidential campaign that brought her to all of those swing states. And so many voters know her out there more than some of the other women on the list. That doesn't mean, however, that people like Karen Bass, perhaps the House member from Los Angeles, Uh, Susan Rice, former ambassador and Tammy Duckworth's, uh, the senator from Illinois who is highly thought of this well couldn't be part of the mix as well. But how tough would this be for not only Biden but for Harris if she decides to run in four years if Biden's only in there for one or even in eight to move into the White House when we have a pandemic going on, and an economic recession? Yeah, you've actually hit on it and that some of the reasons why we've heard some doubts about Kamala Harris being mentioned the fact that she's ambitious. She clearly wants to run for president in some point And the go by in vice presidential nominee is in effect giving a leg up to whoever wants to do that It is effective primary in a way for the for the next presidential contest. Many Democrats would believe that that May hurt Joe Biden in some respects because they may want not wantto help. Comma. Harris is much when it comes to pushing legislation in Washington because they won't want to advance her chances. There's going to be a lot of Democrats who want to run for president, Uh, in 2024. So at this point, Yeah, Connell, Harris and her future plans and her future ambitions have all been part of the mix. It's why some Democrats say she may be the best choice for Joe Biden. Alright, Gotta run real quick. Will she be offered the the VP, And if she is, will she take it? He'll take it if she's offered, Will she be offered? That's the $1,000,000 question right now. That's Carla Marinucci, senior writer for political Oh California playbook.
"karen bass" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Attack you the other day under the auspices of the Republican National Committee which could be taken as a flattering sign because. If they take them seriously great vulnerability. They'd probably have waited until after were selected to roll out the. Roll out the arsenal but but you seem very good natured about the whole. The whole thing. Well, I mean I think that's the only way to be. I'm very clear that the Republican Party has to strategies for the selection election and one is to resurrect the ghost of Joe McCarthy and the Cold War and to is to resurrect the ghost of George Wallace and Ronnie. Racist Campaign and so I'm not surprised by either all of the president's language today you can get clips of George Wallace tear him. Talk about the suburbs and the property values and were not gonNa let the low income people come You know I think that he doesn't use dog whistles uses a bullhorn and I think Joe McCarthy that found communist everywhere under every pillow chased and harassed people in government agencies and and the racial side of it. That's coming I. think that is their strategy and I think that's the strategy of a desperate party. Finally you've said. That you thought that the vice president should name a woman of color as his running mate why feel that way and what would the reaction be if he did not do that? Well, what I said is is that I think the vice president I mean no one knows who better to pick as vice president than the former vice president but that I would love to see a woman of color of. Course I would and I think that that would be very exciting to to the Base I. think that would be very exciting in terms of African American. A woman of color is more than African. American. Just in terms of African American. I think that you know people have finally recognised the role that African American women have played in the party eighty percent eighty, eight percent of black women voted for Hillary And we have been the backbone and I think that that would be recognized. But if he doesn't, he doesn't, he just doesn't it. I'm going to fight as hard one way or another because to me this election is about life and death. I don't WanNA see by hundred thousand Americans dead and I don't know why I would think that this president would handle the pandemic are any of the other problems any? Differently in a second term, you know when he got elected even people that supported him hoped he would learn job hope he would learn how to behave in the job. Absolutely nothing has changed from this man. So I view it as life and death and I also view it as is going to impact us for two generations because of their strategy on the courts. So to me, I'll be excited either way. Now Karen Bass it is a real pleasure to know you through this process. It's been interesting to watch. We'll all be watching with rapt attention in the next week or ten days as the vice president wraps up his consultations. But we know that you will be in the mix and on his mind and that's a credit to you for the life that you've let. Thank you. Thank you very much..
"karen bass" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And Work, you know visit build houses and so on and you made you've made the you made that trip several times over the years. The first time I heard about the Cuban trips was when I was in high school 'cause one of my classmates went and that was during the years when they cut cane and when I went, we were building houses But yes, we heard about that I know that you know the origins, the organization though I was not aware of the connection with SDS I remember as Diaz I'm sure they were on my campus but I don't I don't really recall them. So, the question is looking back. Then I mean the Cuban Revolution was. Barely a decade old and all of these things mixed together. What what what was the attraction to you of it and what was your? What was your? What were your observations of Cuba? As a young person. You know what? It's interesting David because my attraction was twofold one was to help the Cuban people I mean maybe if I had been exposed to the Peace Corps I might've gone in that direction but there really wasn't a Peace Corps in my high school but the idea of going abroad and helping other people and helping a country that's poor. Country wasn't attraction but the other attraction and I weigh the to as to what was more significant to me was the opportunity to be with Americans from all over the country who were all doing different types of activities whether it was the war or police or fighting for community clinics. But there were probably maybe a hundred and ten of us that were on that trip. And and that was very exciting, and so we would build houses during the day and at night we spent time with the Americans. We have a lot of cultural activities. That's what they called it. I would have called him parties. We not A. Great, a social activity as well, and so the the group in the Los Angeles area was also composed of the different. The Different Act of this from a lot of different movements. So When I came back to Los Angeles because I went from San Diego I came back to Los Angeles. It gave me connections with young people from around the city who are working on a lot of different issues. Obviously Castro was a controversial figure here in in the US, we had the the missile crisis and an ex Patriot community in Florida and a lot of attention to the kind of brutality that side of his. Of his tenure. and political repression, human rights, violations, and on how aware of that were you were you then as a as a as a young student visiting there and how much did it disturb you? So definitely aware in the sense that what was kind of ironic is that all of us that were there were involved in various protest movements in the United States, but we were all quite aware that you could not have those same type of movements in Cuba we knew there wasn't freedom of speech we knew there wasn't freedom to travel or freedom of the press that it was a regime that was brutal to its people but honestly, especially during those years it was not. The first thing that came to mind but it wasn't as though, we didn't know because none of us tried protesting there. Now there were issues that we raise their though there were issues and problems that we saw a for my own point of view most of the problems that hit me were problems related to race in terms of black Cubans and so those were raised and there were lots of discussions and arguments but no one took the step of trying to organize a protest or anything like that because you would have ended up in in prison and everybody was quite aware that. You know this? Just to cut to the chase on this. Obviously, this has come up from folks who are not as enthused about the prospect of you being a vice presidential candidate and part of it had to do with a statement that you put out in two thousand I guess fourteen when whenever it was that the the year that Castro died and the statement was in it substance. Consonant with the same language that President Obama use. Stay carry us, but there was one phrase in it in which you you express your condolences, the Cuban people in the passing of of the Commandante on Hefei. You call it a great loss to the people of Cuba. This is what's been raising everyone's hackles because it was seen as an a an honoring of of Castro and people here have a hard time understanding why cavs Castro would be seen as a great loss to the people of Cuba and so I'm wondering what your reflections on that are, and is it a legitimate concern for For Vice President Biden that. This is a this has been this engendered some controversy in the pivotal state of Florida. So I think that from my point of view expressing that and using that phrase as I have said, clearly would not do that. Again did not see that phrase especially coming from Los Angeles California by had been thinking about Miami. Florida that might have been a different situation, but I was not thinking about it nationally, I was thinking about a message directed to the Cuban people and so if I had to do that over again, most certainly would not have used that phrase and my colleagues from the area have certainly told me what was troubling about it I don't think that. That I understand that that would be of concern but I think what's most again, I'm not trying to minimize it. But when I know that is going on in Florida today is covert and the incredible death rate and infection rate of what is happening in Florida and I think that is also very very key and and I think it's important that I reach out to Cubans though as a matter of fact, you know I do belong to an organization called the National Endowment for Democracy which funds democratic movements in Cuba, and so as people learn more about me, they will see that I'm not. Acting as though I didn't understand that Castro and his regime was brutal dictatorship and that the people in Cuba have a desire to be free and the work that I've done in the ten years that I've been in Congress has been to promote that. So I have been meeting and actually have a meeting coming up in a couple of days with the number of the. Organizations that the National Endowment for Democracy Funds I mean how looking back just just to put a button on this because I wanNA. Talk to you about healthcare in your own history and healthcare. How do you view Castro? Well, as I just mentioned I, think his regime was brutal. He was brutal and I think that they had Cuban people have suffered because of it, which is why they come here and the numbers that they do. and I think that the Cuban people what I have always believed in what I found when I went there. Is that there is a big difference between the government and the people, and so my contact and experienced there was about the Cuban people and the Cuban people have longed desired for a relationship with the United States and I feel that US opening up building our ties, which I was very excited to go back with Secretary. Kerry when the flag was raised I was excited to go with President Obama when he went because. Ending a policy that we have had for close to six decades that has not changed anything. In Cuba at all to me is not the way to go and I think the best way to help the Cuban people is for there to be a strong relationship between us, which is why one way that you can travel to Cuba is a visa that's called people to people and I think that that's a good example of what we should do cultural exchanges, scientific exchanges. Those are very, very important and I think that it empowers the Cuban people to be able to eventually one of these days live in a free..
"karen bass" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Institute of Politics and CNN audio, the axe files with your host David Axelrod. Six weeks ago is people were speculating about who Joe Biden might select for vice president fueled, of surmise, that representative Karen Bass of California would emerge as a leading contender. But when you hear her extraordinary story when you sit down with her when you talk to her colleagues and opponents in Washington and in California where she served speaker of the California Assembly during a very difficult time, you begin to understand why her name has surfaced. I sat down with Representative Bass this week to talk about her life and career as the vice presidential search process entered its final days here is that conversation? Congresswoman Karen Bass it is so good to to see you. You're kind of. At least one of the women of the hour here. A month ago. people outside of California in the Congress would be would have been hard pressed to place your name. You weren't a household name in American politics. Now, you've catapulted to the top of the list of vice presidential possibilities for Joe Biden and I'm wondering how you process all of that. It has definitely been a surreal moment a surreal experience but it's very interesting to read about yourself. Yeah I know where you know what they say politics if you're not reading about yourself, then that's not good news. What is was Mario Cuomo said it only in cowboy movies to people shoot backwards so. I. Think There's some wisdom to that but you know it strikes me that your reputation and I think it's a genuine one is is more as a even though you've had. Conspicuous Position Speaker of the California Assembly and so on a chairman of the Black Congressional Caucus your reputation as a more of a workhorse than a show horse and you're not someone who's sought out the limelight so. This is a different kind of experience for you. It absolutely is, and I frankly liked that reputation because I have been focused on accomplishing very specific things in the community and and through the legislative process and I have focused on the work. I'm not shy a when I need to speak before the press. I have no problem doing that in fact, I enjoy it but it has not been my primary focus is to promote myself or to try to rise up in various positions is that has been advantageous to you in the settings in which you've worked. Does. that. Will that does that Deference or Willingness to allow others to share the spotlight, is that a helpful tool? Well, I think that it has been helpful to me because I think that people have supported me in leadership positions because they know that I am running for whatever leadership position ought to really help the body and not just to promote myself and so when I was in the state legislature, the first position I had was a Wimp, which was helpful because as an organizer to me, a whip was an organizer and my job was to make sure that my colleagues got their legislation passed. That will endear you to their hearts. Sure you know I I, want to get back to where we are today vice presidential question. So but I think the best service that we can perform here is to give people a chance to know you a little better. So I WANNA go way back to the beginning sure Taco talk about your folks and your family and a little bit. Of History, you were born in in California Your Dad Dewitt was a mail carrier and your mom owned a beauty salon and then became a homemaker but tell me about where your Fa-, what's the history of the family? Sure. It's an interesting history actually because my mother who was born in Nineteen Sixteen was actually born in Los Angeles and there. Were very few African, Americans. In Los, Angeles that early in the twentieth century, my father was the more traditional route of being born in the south. He was from Texas and getting out of Texas, as fast as he could, after World War Two came to California with the great migration and my mom owned a beauty salon before she was married when she. Married my father, he wanted her to be a homemaker because he grew up never seen his mother his mother worked as a domestic taking care of other people's children and so he wanted to have a wife that was at home who could take care of the children. I have three brothers in that has always been helpful to me in my life as valley. In the world of politics. And where do you fall in the in the in the group before I have a younger brother two older brothers high see and you grew up in Los, Angeles at a very turbulent time in history in your nine or so in sixty five when the or maybe a little bit older riots riot twelve riots erupted in. In Watts, do you have recollections of that l. very much so so the first ten years of my life, I lived in the heart of south central Los Angeles, and then when I was ten, we moved over to another area that was a predominantly white area. The problem was was that the white neighbors mute. So quickly, I never met them, there was only one white family that we knew everybody left in early Japanese family and a white family, and so when the watts riots broke out, I was in the other neighborhood, but I certainly remember it very well and people being very fearful that the rioting was gonna spread over to where. We were but it was quite in Los Angeles is very big, very spread out. So Watts's quite a ways away from where I lived. What did you understand was going on and what kind of talk was there in your house about it other than than concern about violence spreading, right? Well, my parents of course were very upset and seeing the violence that took place I didn't have a lot of understanding about it but I would I did understand as it involves the police, the Los Angeles Police Department that was very notorious in had been notorious for for decades just as a very, very racist police department with the openly. Racist. Police chief. And did you you know you often hear about the talk that parents have with their children African American children in communities, and particularly young men Do you remember that you those kinds of conversations with your with your brothers? Oh You well absolutely, and I think the talk is not. Is viewed as a male thing, but it absolutely is females as well and I certainly remember having the talk with my daughter to in terms of how to survive. If you are stopped by the police were talk a little bit later about this because you been, you're the prime mover of the police reform villages passed through. The house in the wake of the George Floyd murdering in Minneapolis. But you are tracked it as a young kid to politics You're fourteen years old you watching for Bobby Kennedy in nineteen, sixty eight. What what attracted you to politics at an early age sure and I was actually interested in attracted earlier than that I used to watch the news with my father and watching the news with my father and sing the civil rights movement and trying to understand. What John Lewis and all the other leaders were doing at that time and it was very confusing to me to see the nonviolent protesters be violently attacked and and to understand what it was like in the south I don't really know what my father's. Experience. was in the south but I know that it was so horrible that he would never talk about it. I know that my father would have been a professional football player but he was older than Jackie Robinson so he was not allowed to play a professional football and so hearing about what was going on in the south through my father's eyes never talking about his own experience but talking about others experience and seeing Martin Luther King and the movement that he was leading his leadership made an impression on me when I was shocked think I was ten or eleven years old and I was just in..
Biden’s Top Running-Mate Contenders Emerge as He Enters Key Week
"So here's the thing with Biden's process. NBC reported that he is supposed to meet with all of these potential picks this week by midweek and judging counting on my fingers, let's see mid week that would be tomorrow. So if you're going to meet by midweek that's tomorrow. Hump Day. Kamala Harris, Karen Bass are two of the front runners Susan Rice. She's 100 front runner and then Additionally, NBC says Congresswoman Val Demings from Florida is under consideration. And Senator Elizabeth Warren. But there right now considered the also rans that he is in a position right now where he's thinking Kamala Harris, Karen Bass or Susan Rice for his top three Now, This is pretty interesting, because one we were familiar with Susan Rice. She's you know, a neo con, deeply conventional person in Washington D C very much to return to the status quo. She's very Lying comes very easily to her. She's been doing it for years. She doesn't mind doing it to the American public s o. She would do whatever it is that the Biden campaign needs and restore the status quo to Washington, which everyone's really amped up for. It can't wait to get back to the old days on. That's what Susan Rice would represent. And then there's Kamala Harris, who, for whatever reason, is under consideration in the midst of this giant conversation around police and law enforcement injustice. They decided to go for a prosecutor who treated people deeply unfairly left exonerating evidence off the table that would have helped people on death row in prison people for marijuana usage and then later laughed about her own marijuana usage, flaming hypocrite in all of those ways, so she's out there, both of them rather well known, but there's 1/3 person. And it's congresswoman, Karen Bass from California, and she is one of the least scrutinized people at the national level in all of American politics. And for that reason, Boy, have you noticed how many stories and headlines have popped up in the last few days about her past and about what she has said and done. I wondered to myself if she's regretting being part of this screening process for VP If she's like, Oh, man, the senator not well for me all my skeletons air coming out of the
"karen bass" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"Right a I'm not gonNA argue with somebody on who their taps enlist is not at all. Ra Cardi B. is joining only fans how about it? She said I'm doing a partnership with only fans every time someone started room. I'll be addressing it there. What else should I post besides rumors and behind the scenes and maybe a video of cleaning my home with my nails Not as very smart real mad that the reason that smart is because these people we give away so much free content and you making so much other people rich via twitter and instagram and whatever else it is. So if you WanNa amy responded about something come over and pay for that's right. Outta desk. So paid on only fans just off that and like I always been telling people from the beginning only fans not mean that's your naked. Some people are yes and some people make a Lotta money with their clothes on as I've been saying from the beginning. So shall I write a young body something else? There's some there's another platform out there. That's pretty good. I'm not going to give the secret away. To hit body up and tell them. Okay and young Dolph is giving away a brand new car. He's giving away a Lamborghini. Any. Here's what he said. Somebody else done. Come on comic you. GotTa do is purchase any product that includes rich slave that's his that's his album and yeah he has all kinds of merch and that you could possibly win. I write I'm Angela and that is your report. All right. Thank you. Miss Ye now revolt will see you guys tomorrow. Everybody else the people's choice mixes up Nex get your request in is the breakfast club morning morning everybody is TJ Envy Angela Ye shall I mean the guy we are the breakfast club good morning. Now we got a shelter Roy Jones Junior for joining us this morning. Yes. That fight is when September its twelfth is that the fight yeah. I. Believe Yep and also shot to Karen Bass for joining us this morning as well. Yeah. We, keep telling you make show you guys registered to vote make sure you go out there and vote. It's important to know who the candidates are. It's important to know the issues, the policies that each person supports. So sad to leave is they're teaming up with rock the vote to help get as many people as possible, registered and ready to vote this fall. That's right. You just gotTa Text Levi's two, seven, eight, six, eight, three to get registered. You could find out key dates in voting how to's from rock the vote. We come back. We've got the positive. y'All watch did y'all watch. Black is king this weekend we haven't talked about that this morning. Joe We talk about black is king I seen a piece of. Shit I've been running around with the kids all week and I didn't get to see. Yet that Disney class, right? Yeah. Yeah. That'd busy plus I got dizzy plus oh I watched it a few times very, very good film. You know visually visually stunning but I have to say it is very embarrassing that Brown skinned girls is not the number one song on on hip hop and RB radio I feel like every hip hop army radio station the adult contemporary stations we need to be playing brown skin go like like an and they slept on that song when the Lion King Soundtrack came out last year. Love. The visual I feel like they should add a Kelly role in verse to it. and. They should really make that the number one song at hip hop and RB radio. Only, because the song does so much man, you know we I, I see how my daughter's gravitate towards that song and have always gravitated toward that's also. I think that'd be. That be something radio gets behind especially hip hop broker. All right. Well, when we come back, we got the positive note is the breakfast club good morning good morning everybody is E. J. Envy Angela Ye shall I mean the guy? We are the breakfast club? Now, Solomon, you've got a positive. Yes. Positive note is simply this man sometimes you have to forget was gone appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next with. His. Young. Everybody has a podcast not right. Every celebrity everyone you knew at college there are literally hundreds of thousands of podcasts out there and yeah, it's a bit of a mess. I'm nick cloth at my new show servants of God. We'll give you the most interesting and important stories of podcasting and I'll tell you why you should care. Listen to serve in a pod on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts or wherever we get your podcasts..
"karen bass" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"Everybody teen in the Angela Gische on the lead together. We are the breakfast club. We got a special guest on the line right now. Yes sir. Julian above. On blood black and highly favored I've been I've been arguing about you all weekend long because because because the Mike Tyson Roy Jones fight with announced it seems like it's just a level of disrespect on social media for Roy Jones junior like like I said on the radio last week I said Roy Jones has had a better boxing career Mike Tyson was a better boxer Mike Tyson and they acted like I said God was real or something like that. I didn't know that I didn't know that will never debate. Crazy can't think much attention. It's got a polk do keep it pushing I mean why? Why did you decide to do this? But why did you decide to fight Mike Tyson right now, two reasons to reasons a when I want him title Donna hit what I say I would have stayed to fight would have been Mike Tyson at a time might have recently retired and might say don't box. So people say row was off Monday might be no no, no, no, my favorite boxing Charleena go. Down a light Hebrew wait. So at this point in time we have cogut. Anybody. Stuck in how? Put not good videos and a lot of groupies buses from. So everybody jump up I wanNA fight wet Mike I WANNA fight my fight my why they wanna find might cause my gin so much tension but on my own I'm. Trying to be ill training. My people not really put him up a lot and I'm getting a lot of business will. So somehow might figured he called me because he knew I've always lightweight on dot not so you call riot. Look we don't want no boxing promoters a bucks managers may want boxing lawyers. We want to put you on making the ring that you might get off. And you can give lots of cheers. Like no, it's not a bad idea and I did see how good might lick it on the on the videos. Okay. I'm not guy and I also felt like because I'm like didn't know you know it's probably a little less for him as well because I'm small. So they felt like, well, let's take so Raghad name whereas everything you're active work can move like hill so that you can kiss ready when problems were also can punch. Yeah I respect that with Mike Tyson actually doing the fight with you because like you said, you have already been training people all the time you have the jam you fought to years ago. So you're not rusty 'cause I see a lot of people talking about Oh it's going to be dangerous I saw George Foreman saying that. So how do you respond when people say well, you know this could end badly could be dangerous but he say to the APP. You can watch door coming. Wrong. Person and that could be dance because you can cope eighteen here. So. Anyhow. God. Got You go. You're going to go in with what's today at work what am I losing out on the oil was went copeland went I least doing this like I wanna go so what's your? Will choose. Makita by. They told me you can get killed. We're good I that I didn't kiss over death. Feeling. You want you do want to go in the ring like a good. I always wondered you think stand around too long hurt your legacy. Are. Hurt my legacy where you understand what you judges you on we up to here with division. And, the one drug that these dot because that's that's my. After. I quit going goals which was. retitled that's my career starts to decline but I didn't have goals. I realized that I'll give people are to see if people want suicide did it. But before then always go driven and Tyson was in my goal driven math, he was in my plants my goal. I WanNa hit with her I say out by Tyson and he Hit wait did not come down to win like it. We did not be done but when I had a hard time 'cause all keep wants to another vice idea dead back off. Rush I says Dumpty, but it is people's Mas-. It could hurt legs you go back and look at it. Nobody ever turn professional as a dream middleweight and became heavily temporal world, and then they can do about that. They could try to say all his legs. It isn't a know how nobody in his order boxing ever covered POW POW as much weight as I come. From one hundred, four to two, thousand, eight that's a lot of. The other one, eight rails. Rules for this because it is different, right? They call they're calling it an exhibition. So what's the rules? Is there gear because I see them discussing they should wear headgear. Year. Should be they should admitted what six hours goods, but it makes for Trevor. And more hit get twitter. NBA To speaking. The anyway difficult fighting glove. So Bond goods you expedition would've sounded a little bit more business to be twelve goods does not sound like exhibition. And Headgear don't do number techy from cuts anyway. Egged on protect you from no concussion. Bigger, talk hit I not have you. What kind of money do you stand who make from this fight you and Mike, and whereas some of that money going to the model broadcast or something June trip game some go to big brothers. Big Sisters is a lot of places go P- I'm not really concerned about how much I'm just happy that might show me to rain wit and I always wanted to see in the old days will be. With Mike because might one of the most exciting heavily all TAP. Now read I read Jay Printed Book the art and science or respect and he's spoken you try to make this fight happened a long time ago. Why did they didn't have back? He Chattanooga he taught Mike told Mike, People told him at town of he forgot. Be People told him that they might do them might WanNa fight them. So I said Okay and I left real nice. Come along and say somebody say something about the need for me Komo Ker a gift for me to do open here we tattoo I got way listening to him and he was just mopping Davis at that time in about us wasn't here we'd be. So off me double or triple what I had made by decade. I might now want I think I'm GONNA. Say No. No. No. I try at my what I got back was he didn't WanNa box the most. I we got more with Roy Jones Junior. When we come back, let's get into his single. Remember this single y'all must've forgot it's the breakfast. So would. Morning everybody is EJ Envy Angela Yee. Charlemagne guy we are the breakfast club that was Roy Jones a single y'all must've forgot Roy Jones is here. Now. I gotta ask You you're GONNA have any artists walkabout in ring I. Never Forget where words. Before, his fate y'all must've forgot almost must. Be Happening when you go into the ring I'll know yet this had because they also gonNa have some form on the show. With the big event, the brain this. Is Not like normal boxer. So it'll be like at the end up to be add some show. At I can't reveal them yet. So if somebody like that is there and to get a hot song and give my blood hundred wasn't. You know Roy when you went up to heavyweight and then came back down to lightweight. How much out much of that you think diminished your skill set would the muscle loss allow twenty five pounds Muslim really messed my up more than I thought it would but I fight to win the title.
"karen bass" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"A former Black Panther, a philosopher, a man who didn't believe in nonviolence. He believed in black power late Kwami tour formerly maybe most commonly known as stokely. Carmichael. I can't lie. This has been bothering me all weekend. Let's listen to what Bill Clinton had to say about Mr Carmichael just three years later he lost the leadership Snake Still Carmichael. Because he said, you know what? Really? It was a pretty good job for God. That young and come from Troy Alabama. MUST have been painful to lose, but he showed us a young man. There's some things. That you cannot do. To hang on to a position because if you do them, you won't be who you are anymore and. Say there were two or three years air for the movement went a little bit too far towards the Oakland but. In the end. John Lewis Prevail demands heavy on this one. In fact, this isn't even edible. Okay. No. Salvaging this potato salad throwaway just dumped the whole thing in the trash who in the hell let Bill Clinton make the potato salad fact that might not even be manny. That might be one of the ingredients used to make babies because bill is. Okay but here's the thing when it comes. Dogra. Black leaders black people who have stood on the front lines against white supremacy in this country I don't give a damn about what a white person thanks in regard on how they chose to fight. I don't give a damn it Bill Clinton appreciated Congressman Congressman John Lewis way of doing things over Mr Stokely Carmichael is of course he would prefer Congressman John Lewis overstock lease it simple if you going to run down On, someone okay. Who would you run down on the person that you know is not GonNa fight you back the person who believes in peaceful violent protests. Are you going run down on the person WHO's screaming black power and let you know you got guns I've got guns to okay. It's simple math baby. I'm sure you would choose the path of least resistance and that path would have been through congressman. John Lewis it's good trouble and then those negroes got guns trouble. Data in trouble with the Negroes with guns. So of course, Bill Clinton and other white men, I'm sure wanted to civil rights movement to go more John Lewis than stokely Carmichael okay. But here's the thing. Don't pit those brothers against each other because they both were necessary. Mr Lewis nonviolence strategy was just as necessary as Mr Kwame black power strategy I don't care what a person's method is as long as the goal is the same if goals deliberation of black people treat quality for black people I don't care how we get there and it's not one path that's going to get us there. Okay. So they both when necessary. But of course, white people would only be comfortable with one and it's not a coincidence that they would choose the. Method that allows them to hit and not get hit back. But both unnecessary because I believe in a mean inside outside name and when White folks don't want to deal with the radical brothers and sisters on the outside, then they sit down with the peaceful brothers and sisters on the inside and hopes that they can make some deals with them. It will calm down the more radical ones. Okay. Not to mention it shouldn't matter who you as a white man approve of more. You don't get tell us how to protest. You don't get to tell us how to fight for our equal rights and civil liberties which you need to be asking yourself this. Why was there a need for a civil rights movement to begin with imagine looking down on the way stokely Carmichael did things imagine judging stokely Carmichael because he chose aggression over non violence? Okay. Wow. This country this society literally is as violent as it can possibly be to black people. To half the needs a judge did you see what happens in Honorable John? Lewis on the Edmund pettus bridge, not to mention all the bombings of homes during Ned, times, the lynchings, the assassinations of our great black leaders, oh, and not to mention the systemic racism oppression and marginalization yesterday would have been James Baldwin's ninety six point eight. Saw Watching. You know I am not your Negro familiar time I. don't I don't know if you've seen it bill, but you should watch it is James Baldwin's take on three different Martis. Three Different Freedom Fighters Mega Evans Malcolm makes them Martin Luther King Junior. All of them got clapped all of them got killed. So who gives a damn? What method you like because the truth is all white people bagged in was on go. All right. It didn't matter if he was non violent or with the smoke if you were fighting for the liberation of black people, they wanted you dead period just prefer that when they knock, you don't book because they're not decreases the casualties on their side. Okay. They don't give a damn about your black ass listen black people all oppressed. People that can hear my voice don't ever let someone who doesn't understand your struggle tell you how to fight. Don't ever let your oppressor tell you what they approve of when it comes to your liberation because we wouldn't even needed a civil rights movement to begin with if America really was the land of Liberty Freedom and justice for all. But brothers like stokely who tried to nonviolent approach got smart and realized that they prefer self-preservation over violence they got tired of getting hit upside their damn head. Okay. When you keep knocking only a matter of time before we get the buck in. Now even congressman John Lewis wouldn't agree with President Clinton because in in one thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, eight tribute to Kwami tour congressman John Lewis paid homage. Listen my friend. My brother. My poly. Mr Chairman. Awful tonight. Because your courage and your strength. You know I had two great blessing. The calls as serve as chair of snake from June. Nineteen sixty, three to nineteen, sixty six. During the time of the march on Washington Mississippi. SUMMA. And the march from Selma to Montgomery. So stokely, you are a warrior because your dad to stand up and speak truth to power, and so tonight I, come to say thank you brother stop play. Thank you brother terrain. That's right. Man troubling clues bombs for. A two black brothers expect. Okay Black People Kwami Ture stokely Carmichael once said the I need of a free people is to define their own terms. In that free if you let in White folks to find your terms and tell you who should leave in how early. Mind your. Business President. Clinton please let Romy Ma give the forty second president of the United States Bill Clinton the biggest he he he you stupid. Dumb. All right. These people man. UNMITIGATED GALL who did he do? The unmitigated Pale faced ghostly gall. The. Tell. The judge stokely Carmichael for the way he chose to do things when this country has been violent to black people in day. Why Why do they get to but we handbook come on man. I charlemagne. Thank you for that donkey today. You know what's crazy I had a dream last night about Bill Clinton and Joe Biden we were like an church but you know I. It was more like a kingdom hogg. He grew up in the Kingdom with Jehovah witness I grew it felt like the kingdom hall. and Bill I was sitting next to President Clinton and he said something to Joe Biden about me. Joe Biden said something smart. So I leaned over and said F you to. President Clinton. Joe Looked at me. Great President Clinton where you kinda deserved edge. Oh, it was weird. It was added dream last night. All right to do you dream in about two away men. See Mood that you're in this morning I see that mood that you're in right. Well, again, thank you for that dunk today. When we come back, we have Roy Jones junior joining us. Of course, he's supposed to fight Mike Tyson so we'll kick it but Roy Jones don't move. It's the breakfast club good morning the breakfast club. Morning..
N.J. federal judge whose son was killed and husband shot speaks out, calls for better protections
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Leading Democratic VP Contender Bass Defends Stance on Cuba
"Democratic representative Karen Bass, a top contender to be Joe Biden's running mate, is defending her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro in 2016. Past, says she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro with a title that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida. Bass, who represents California in Congress, said she was unaware of the phrase is political significance in Florida At the time, she said, she wouldn't do that again and realized that that was something that was just shouldn't have been said after talking to colleagues from Florida. Massive oak Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.
Biden to narrow VP list. But don't expect a pick next week
"Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says, he will choose his vice presidential running mate next week and already things are starting to get interesting. We know the former vice president is committed to choosing a woman to join him on the ticket in November from there. Something of a shortlist has emerged including all of the women that you see on your screen here. According to one report from CNN. At least three of the women have been the subject of more serious consideration including Senator Kamala Harris and former presidential candidate Kamala Harris Karen Bass, the California congresswoman and Susan Rice the former Obama Administration National Security Advisor.
Joe Biden's Potential Running Mate: Who Is Karen Bass?
"Campaign Campaign 2020. 2020. We We don't don't have have long long to to wait wait for for Joe Joe Biden Biden to to announce announce his his running running mate. mate. It's It's expected expected to to happen happen next next week. week. As As the the list list is is narrowed. narrowed. California California Democratic Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is considered a key contender. She's 66 chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. We talk about Bass with Washington Post political analyst and data columnist David Beiler, who has continued his Siri's looking at various potential Biden. Runningmate. Karen Bass would be governing choice rather than election choice. You know, she's a representative from California, California is not exactly a swing state so she doesn't have exactly those advantages. But her advantages would really come into play. Actually, when buying is in office so fast is widely known as someone who is a compromiser who sort of an incrementalist, not someone who is necessarily a purist, which really sets with Biden's governing style. He talks a lot about wanting to negotiate and compromise with the Republicans as much as possible. She is the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. On DSO. Dominating paths would be a real nod to multiple different groups that have been important to the buying campaign. There's black women who are the most Democratic demographic group in the country. There are black congressional leaders like Jim Clyburn, who helped revive Biden's campaign when it was really on the ropes in late February of this year. Andi. She's someone who I think you've seen in recent interviews has some instincts that are a little bit Biden esque When asked about the defund the police slogan she sort of did to step that. I think you reminded me. A fine one was to say, I don't like defund the police as a slogan, which is smart because that collection of words does not pull well. At the same time, we're sort of able to say they're these elements of the plans that I support. And those are elements of the plans that her constituents like so she kind of has a lot of stylistic things and a lot of talents and abilities that I think makes her sort of governing pick if you well, you alluded to this about the fact that she's from California, and you're not gonna get a Republican victory in California at least on this level. Is that the one downside to abiding bass ticket or are there others? I think the other downside is that the vetting Been relatively minimal compared to some of the other candidates. Now, Obviously, the buying campaign is doing their own betting with every candidate right now, and you know, putting him through the paces and seeing if there's something going on That they wouldn't want on their ticket. But Bass within the last couple months has come under fire for remarks where she called Fidel Castro commandant and Hef and sort of had a tone that lot of other people. Democrats from Florida in particular did not appreciate so the question with passes. Is there more baggage? When you look at someone like Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren? They've already been through the wringer and a presidential primary. Susan Rice has already gone through a Senate confirmation hearing. So the question with bass is also just Is there anything that you don't know that might be harmful, and the answer might be know that by knows everything and that there's nothing else there. But You know, there's some amount of risk in a pick that hasn't been in the public eye so much. David Beiler, political analysts and data columnist for The Washington Post, joining us on Skype.
Joe Biden plans to name vice presidential running mate next week
"An election year stunt. Former vice President Joe Biden says he'll name his running mate next week. NPR Scott Tetro has more. Speaking to reporters in Delaware. Biden confirmed he'll name his VP pick next week. He didn't say whether he's met face to face with any finalists. Yet. Biden said last week that his campaign is considering four African American women for the job. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Congresswoman Karen Bass and former national security adviser Susan Rice. Are all thought to be on that list. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is also likely under consideration. Biden, who's 77 has repeatedly described himself as a transitional figure in the Democratic Party. He said he sees his relationship with former President Barack Obama as the model for what he wants a running mate and a possible governing
Biden says he is days away from picking a running mate
"Delaware today, Joe Biden said he's just days away from picking his own running, mate. I'm gonna have AH, choice. In the first week in August. He's choosing from a group of women, including well known names like Senators, Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris and less familiar faces like Congresswoman Val Demings and Karen Bass questioned the attorney general today on Capitol Hill. But Biden has said repeatedly he's looking for someone with whom he has a good working relationship. That would seem to favor another name on the list. Susan Rice, the former Obama national security advisor with him, Biden worked closely today
Washington DC - House Votes To Remove Bust Of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney From U.S. Capital
"At the Capitol Here's ABC is Adam Kelsey. US House voted Wednesday to remove from the capital a bust of former Supreme Court chief justice Roger Taney. Bill directs that the effigy of Taney who authored the 18 57 Dredd Scott opinion declaring African Americans could not be US citizens be replaced with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court Justice California congresswoman Karen Bass As a black lawmaker, the presence of these statues represented acceptance of white supremacy and racism. Something that we're fighting day in and day out to dismantle. Adam Kelsey ABC
"karen bass" Discussed on The View
"Welcome back. We're here with representative Karen Bass Sunny. Yes congresswoman you wrote the George. Floyd Justice Policing Act that was passed in the house, but is now stalled in the Senate. Senate Democrats rejected the Republican Police Reform Bill that was written by Senator Tim Scott. We've seen protests across this country for the past month. Demanding police reform what needs to be done to make sure a bill can be agreed on by both sides is passed and signed into law well most definitely. We need the Senate to act and you know that is one of two hundred. Hundred bills that is sitting on. Mitch McConnell's deaths. That's actually a bipartisan bill. It was no small matter that we had all of the Democrats vote for that bill, and frankly if it wasn't for the hundreds of thousands of people out protesting I, don't believe that would have happened, and we even got a few Republicans two days after trump tweeted and told them not to do that, so we are working to get the Senate to bring it up, but at the same time conversations are going on with. With Republicans I'll tell you I had never had an experience like that before. Where my Republican colleagues in committee when we were voting talked about everything under the Sun, but the bill, and so I took that as a positive, and they came up to me afterwards and said you know. Karen I really think we can get somewhere on this issue and I won't stop talking to people I. don't care who it is, but mainly talking to my republican colleagues to see if there's something that we can do. Do! I did I do have a relationship with a Tim. We came together before he went over to the Senate and so I want to keep the conversation going with the situation like this as you know, it can take US thirty years or thirty days to come up with a bill now. We're only going to be in session for another couple of weeks, but there is still time for the Senate to act are for Tim Scott to come up with a new bill. That would be more. Would be better for the Senate Democrats to vote on. I don't give congresswoman. We were talking earlier in the show about Congressman Yoho yelling at Congresswoman, Alexandria Cossio, Cortez and the deep sexism that is not only in politics, but still obviously permeates our culture. What do you think about that? Obviously have I'm sure have some experience with it. But why are we still living in a time when men still think that they have agency to say such things about women? Well I think they still struggle with with who we are and our positions and she's so high profile. I will tell you the second that that happened I searched her out winning talk to her. Immediately all the women gathered around her, and we demanded that there be an apology, and so I know that Yoho apologized today. We don't think that's enough. We're not finished but I want you to know that we all surrounded her immediately. As well as a number of the men I do feel bad for my republican colleagues, especially the Republican women because Megan. You know there's only a handful of them I mean. There's one hundred and ninety nine Republicans, and there's about maybe fourteen women and so I'm. I'm doing legislation right now. Bipartisan legislation on women who are pregnant and incarcerated and I went to the Republican women had a really hard time getting them to be supportive of the bill. It was easier for me to get Republican men, and so I worry about what goes on in their caucus, now broke out a little bit yesterday with with Cheney but they especially are not used to dealing with women in the democratic side. You know there's over one hundred of us, and so the democratic men in led by Pelosi, so the dynamic on the democratic side is a little different, not saying it's perfect, but it is a little different that would exist on the Republican side it right. At the end of the day, they're still men right. Still men, so we all have to deal with men so. Trump deployed federal troops to Portland the other day. Arrogant to control black lives matter protesters. And just this week he threatened to send troops to other cities like Chicago. New York Philadelphia Detroit and Oakland now some things. Some people think that maybe this is a rehearsal for him on how he'll try to disrupt the election in November. He's already explicitly said he may not be willing to to accept the results of he loses. How will feel about that? And how can we stop him from continuously sending these troops into our cities for? Only disrupting even further well, the problem that we have is that he's a lawless president. I mean we're going to have hearings about it. In several different committees, he clearly wants to be authoritarian leader but I think when it comes to the results of the election. He can try not to leave, but our system just doesn't work that way if he needs to be victimized I, have full confidence that he would be removed from that Oval Office. Well you know. Is being an exciting fall. That's all I can think. We think you represented. Him as good to see again and keep on fighting the.
"karen bass" Discussed on The View
"Welcome back. California Congresswoman Karen Bass is on a mission to make sure that the legacy of the late John Lewis lives on by getting the voting rights act restored before November's presidential election, which just may have her, and also her name is one of the names that could be on this ticket. We have to say thank you for coming and please welcome chair of the congressional. Black Caucus Karen Bass good morning. Thank you, thank your name today. Thanks for having me on, are you? Thank you. You and John Lewis were were colleagues and friends for many years. What's what's your favorite memory of him? Will actually taking him to an organization that I started in south central Los Angeles thirty years ago because I wanted him to meet two generations of young people that he influenced and I wanted them to tell him specifically the impact. Had had that he had had on their life, and that was a really sweet moment. I'm so glad we did that. So congresswoman upholding voting rights was John Lewis his life's work. That's the voting rights advancement. With championed has been sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk for over two hundred days. We are just three months away from the election. GonNa, just sit on it. What what can you do to make sure this bill passes? Well. It just amounts to public pressure, but you know what we're going to introduce a bill because when we did it before it was before cova now it's even more important because we're worried that a great way to suppress the vote is to make people have to their lives to go vote and you know people should be able to vote from home and so we're going to introduce that also very soon next few days. Congresswoman Bass? I have to ask this question. It is rumoured that you are on the shortlist to be considered for Joe. Biden's vice president. Is there any truth to that? Are you being vetted? And what would abide in vast ticket? Look like what do you think you would bring to? It and I really love a straight answer. I know and I'm so sorry, but you know. Refer those to the campaign I wish I could be more forthcoming. Let me just tell you that I am so concerned about the way this country has been torn apart over the last three and a half years, and we need to heal this country literally because I am worried that when President Biden is sworn in January and I don't want to. Take it for granted, but we're going to do everything to get him elected that we could be facing not only a depression, but how many more people have to die, and you know I worked in the medical field for a number of years right at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and so I empathize number one for all of those families that have lost relatives, but also for the hospital workers who risk their lives, and so I am willing to do whatever it takes number one to get him elected, but also to make sure that he has a successful presidency. We have so much to do in this country. Congresswoman of vice president. Biden said this week that there are four black women on his list for potential vice presidential picks I believe would be a very smart move quite frankly for Biden to choose a black woman to be his vice president given that black women have long been the backbone of the democratic. Party, yet that support has not been reflected in who is representing the constituency in the white. House I mean every single. Voting Block as and demands for representation yet when black women asked for that representation, there questioned about it and told that they're asking for too much. Your thoughts. Well absolutely I mean I would love to see that I heard that to about four women. I would love to see that, but you know at the end of the day. Who knows better who to choose to be the vice president than a former vice president, and I'm hoping that whoever he picks that they have a relationship together like we saw with Obama Biden. I think that was one of the nicest things about those eight years. It seemed to be such a camaraderie and you know that's not always the case and so somebody who will work with him as a good. Good partner and somebody who was willing to take on some of the challenges. We face you know another big challenge that we face is the divide because this president. From the time he wrote down that escalator. He has attacked every ethnic group lately. He's focusing on Asians by calling by saying that the virus was caused by China and you know there's been this whole upsurge in anti-asian violence, and so the healing that needs to take place in our country is racial healing as well. And you know I want to talk a little bit about this crazy virus, because the state of California now is experiencing a surge in the coronavirus cases Yoga city is warning. That la is on the verge of shutting down again I mean I feel like I know what happened. But what do you think happens? And how did you get back to that place? And what do you need to do to get it to a level? That is workable again. It's so sad especially when you see all these other states who are doing all the wrong things and California did the right things and we did an early we were aggressive on the state level, the county and the city level, and so what they're suspecting now is, is that maybe when we opened up? It was a little too soon. You know we also have extra problems in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County. County on any given day you were talking about over fifty thousand people that are homeless, and then you know you also can't stop people from coming into the state, so the the analysis I think is underway, but I think the current thinking. Is that maybe when we decided to open up, we did it just a little too soon so I think it's very sad that we might have to close down again. It's kind of outrageous that fifty thousand people are homeless in just that one st in this greatest country this resoundingly. But. I know, but you know. Trump has decided to bring back his Jelly Karuna. Briefing and. And I believe this is just a way for him to hold daily rallies because he can't go out there and he's afraid that he'll get the virus, so he's doing it on television. If there was not one doctor there yesterday, so these are not. Taskforces about the virus at all. It's about him, but what is, he's bringing the briefings back at all. I'm sure that a lot of people and his team have told him. It's a bad idea because they always sticks his foot in his mouth, and yet he keeps doing it. What do you think is? His. Join it for well first of all. We know that he fundamentally doesn't believe in science, but also that he just can't survive without adulation and and I know he's not going to get adulation from a briefing, but he will. Be Repeated on a particular TV network, and when they lavish on the praise I think it is so sad. You know just hurts my heart. One hundred and forty two thousand people died. You know I say that several times a day because I think it is so profound, and sometimes you know you can kind of become numb to it, but those were individuals. Those were families and and the idea that. that he doesn't seem to be capable of empathy, he is never even made reference to the people, and he's also has been willing to subject his own supporters to danger as well by wanting to hold rallies, and after every rally what happens, people get sick including his secret service, so I think he does it for adulation and I. Think he does it for Appalachian. That's going to take place in the media. On Fox afterwards throughout the day in the evening. How Sad! Well there we go, and you know what we're not letting you go. We want to come back. Because got more.
"karen bass" Discussed on It's All Political
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US House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill
"News a policing reform bill the house passed last night in Congress to address the long standing history of police abuse in the African American community democratic Karen bass heads up the congressional black caucus says for three main reforms effectively bans chokeholds and no knock warrants eliminates qualified immunity that protects officers from lawsuits it increases reporting and record keeping up police use of force fox's Griff Jenkins three Republicans joined house Democrats voting for the day after Democrats blocked the GOP's bill in the Senate Republican senator Tim Scott believe that they have a chance of winning back the White House and therefore they will spend their time doing nothing until they with all this after all the protests over George Floyd's death during an arrest to Minneapolis some of these have been violent taking down statues and monuments of sending president trump who told fox's Hannity every night we're going to get our hearts and stuff and some point is going to be retribution because that was the day he called them terrorists in this
House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd's death
"Republican leaders say they won't sign on to the sweeping police overhaul legislation passed by the house Thursday which produced emotional debate on racial inequality from both sides exactly one month after the death of George Floyd and a day after a Senate police reform bill crumbled gays are two hundred and thirty six the nays are one hundred and eighty one house speaker Nancy Pelosi announces passage of the George Floyd justice in policing act to address systemic racism Kerr police brutality and bring accountability some Republicans say it goes too far well Georgia Republican congressman Barry Loudermilk question the protest of what happened in this country today I don't understand California Democrat Karen bass suggested a field trip go to the memorial for lynching and learn a little bit about his state of Georgia the partisan divide could mean nothing gets done in Congress to address racial bias in policing Jackie Quinn Washington
New York City Officer Filmed Using Illegal Chokehold Is Arrested and Charged
"News has learned a New York City police officer has just been arrested for putting a black man in a choke hold over the weekend the incident involving officer David Afanador was caught on cell phone video New York City Council made show called a criminal offense for police just days ago lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expected to vote on a democratic version of a police reform bill today congressional black caucus chair Karen bass it is the cell phone camera that has exposed the continuation of violence directed at African Americans by the police and expose the reality that the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not guaranteed to all African Americans at all times bill is opposed by Republicans who presented their own version house speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS news it's so weak it makes the party complicit in murder
"karen bass" Discussed on The Takeout
"From CBS News, this is the takeout with major. Garrett walking out. I'll take a special kind of lighter slightly fun and Games component of our program, but I want to get to a couple of other issues before we do the funding game stuff with our special guest congresswoman Karen Bass Democrat from California Thirty Seventh District of California. So as I understand it, you are part of the conversation between those in the Bernie. Sanders world, and the Joe Biden world especially on economic policy A. How is that going? And what is your prognostication about? The Sanders supporters alignment at enthusiasm for the Biden campaign. Well, it's going well, we. Our task is to complete a policy document in five weeks and tomorrow will be our third meeting, so we're coming. Coming to the end, I think things are shaping together nicely. There's a nice sense of of Solidarity Camaraderie on our task. Force in terms of the sanders. Folks I think that the majority of the Sanders folks will come on board I think that the senator himself is absolutely critical as to the level of support, but I also know that all of the Sanders supporters. All of them understand what. What would happen to the world on a certainly what will happen to our country if we have to endure four more years of this dysfunction and the alienation that existed between the sanders and Clinton caps in two thousand sixteen. Do not expect to reassert itself this time. I think that there will be a degree of that, but I think it's much different this time, because remember the last time the sanders. Sanders spoke spelled that they had been cheated I. Don't think that they feel that way. This time I mean the only feeling of being cheated is that the process was stopped because of Coleman more than anything, but also because the this senator you know, step down and endorsed by, and that happened If I'm not mistaken, it was right at the very beginning of coke, but it wasn't like. Shut down. It was the Biden one and I think he won fair and square and I. think that's a difference the last time people, didn't they? They felt that that Sanders was was robbed. And this ended as the this time the sanders. Campaign and those who spoke on behalf of it participated in DC process before the twenty twenty process, and therefore felt more included at least in the structure and the rules based approach. Right, but we are talking about the leader's. There are the massive search. Who've never even met the Senate. And I think that that's where it's going. Depend on him very good so fun. Games portion congresswoman for the entire history of the show. We've asked three questions of every single guest and our audience loves the answer. It's because it helps them get to know them little bit better. So in no particular order most influential book in Your Life all time, favorite movie or one of your favorite movies, and if you're going to indulge yourself musically, you're going to just jump into your music of of your lifelong favourite tunes with that. What artist or genre would that most likely be well? I have to tell you that. In terms of music, it would be nostalgic music more from my. Youth Motown, those-those type songs Marvin Gay's Robinson. Those would be where I would land. Stevie wonder in terms of my favorite book I will tell you my favorite book in recent times is leadership I. Think it's called leadership in turmoil in. It's about the president's Franklin Roosevelt Ted. Roosevelt and Lincoln just a brilliant book examining what they went through, and then my favorite movie well. My favorite movie I guess the movie that's on my mind right now. Is the movie thirteen which is a documentary and it's about the criminal justice system. So as you mentioned earlier in our program, you've been at this work very long time. Explained to my audience, your ratio of frustration to hope Oh, well, it's way on the hub side now it really is i. mean being out there with the protesters I went out one evening and watching on TV and seeing that new generation is j just makes me exhale and feel like at some point I'll be able to retire and feel very comfortable that there's a new wave of folks that will carry on the struggle. My my frustration is that they have to carry on the struggle. That that my generation couldn't have brought about change and fix things so that they didn't have to continue to. WanNa ask you about something I interpret. that is possibly. Dramatically different about this moment, which is to say, you've talked about the youth and they're. They're in the streets. Everyone can see that. And the conversation has a different level. It seems to me which is not just about what the law says, but what are implicit orientations to these underlying issues is sent in the younger generation that they have that conversation and much more vivid ways than anyone in my generation or generations older than mine have ever had. In terms of the underlying things, you're referring to the structural bias, start bias, inherent biases and things. You're not even initially aware of right. You have to dig deeper to find an exam. Yeah, no, I actually think we did that rather intensely arch in my generation as well. Okay, because it was the sixties I mean we were coming up to s in the seventies and eighties. We were coming off. Off the, civil rights movement, it was peace and love you know what I mean I think our generation did that, too I, think our generation just lost sight of it. Frankly and so I am hope over this generation, but when you turn on the TV screen, it's pretty much in many cities, majority white people protesting to me. That is beyond encouraging it, not on the shoulders of of black. Black folks that he more and we are a multi-racial society. It's not a black white paradigm. Anymore of YOU WANNA look people who died at the hands of police. You have to look at African Americans Latinos Native Americans and Asians you have look at all of us, but what's so fascinating, is that even after all these years are countries still refuses to come to grips with even being able to. To discuss our history and to discuss race of people want to act like these are not problems, but what's fundamental to these problems is the fact that this country has been in denial and absolutely refused to look and discuss race so many times when reporters are covering the protests, even though on the screen behind them are all white kids. They still talk about it as though everybody is black. And My big concern is the vandalism and the violence. Regardless of who does it is black. People are going to be blamed. That's the voice of Karen. Bass are very special guests. Congresswoman has been a great pleasure to talk to you. Thank you very much. We will keep track as entire country will to the work of your legislative team and your legislative endeavors with the Congressional Black Caucus. Everyone across the House of Representatives. Thanks so much for your time. Appreciate it enjoyed doing.
"karen bass" Discussed on The Takeout
"Make it transferred out, and then they bring in somebody else, and you've got to start all over again. You know so. That's a real tough thing and and one of the things that the police department has looked to here. Here in areas where community based policing is a high priority is to get police officers that would be willing to commit to the neighborhood and not just be in the neighborhood for a couple of years until they could move out a lot of times, inner city areas, police officers WANNA be there to get their stripes, and then they leave and move to areas that are not as challenged. What is your timeline for this legislation tomorrow? It's It's absolutely asap and I believe that we will be voting on an omnibus or multiple bills before the month of Judas over. And is it your? Goal. Is it the imperative to have something on the President's desk this year? Absolutely. And and what are the legislative levers there other things that have to pass it will probably be another economic of bill to address underlying issues related to Kobe nineteen. Will this have to be a part of that to get the maximum leverage to get it on the President's desk? I honestly don't know that it is possible because it might coincide with another package, but you know there's multiple lovers. Lovers, there's a lot of major programs that run out of funding. You know there's the appropriation process. There's budget you know there's there's a lot of different levers now. I'm hoping that the most important lever of all are the hundreds of thousands of people that are out there. Protesting that should be the lever. The people are speaking. They want to see change. We should be responsive to that. and. Do you believe that this will be reinforced by action at the State Level as well? State legislatures will also change things. Yes, I do I. Do and I think you're seeing that. I? Mean California's probably one of the meeting examples, but yes I do think that it will incentivise change, and I think that we can incentivise change because again the federal government does the purse strings. How far along are you in this process? Eighty percent there and ninety percent there is bill almost done? Where are you? A question I would probably say under fifty percent under fifty percent. Okay, so I'm saying that knowing that the writing is going on this minute and I'm not positive, but my guess would be about fifty percent, and my also guess would be the the staff that are writing is going to have a very full weekend. When do you think it will be unveiled? Next week next week? Do you have a date? Okay? and. How is the process of drafting? Are you talking to each other like we are talking to each other via zoom are. Are you collaborating remotely as everyone else's more or less? We are zooming Dan I will tell you that yesterday. I had you know within the Democratic Caucus. We have a lot of sub-caucuses. And you know the Progressive Caucus. The new Democrats you know the Blue Dogs, and and so I was doing zoom calls with the different groups. I did one yesterday that was really really interesting with a caucus called. The problem solvers caucus just has an equal number of Democrats and Republicans that was fascinating. Call very rewarding My Republican colleagues were very receptive, and there were a couple of them that were either police officers themselves retired, or their children were active police officers and. It was a real. It was a real moment and i. think that everyone you know it's a perfect example who wants somebody like that in their profession. You know what I mean and they I. mean everybody. has been Paul by watching somebody slowly killed on video, but then you have mayors like there's a mayor in Mississippi who said I don't understand what the problem is. I don't understand why people are upset I. Didn't see anything wrong in that tate, and that just leads you Chris. Yes, that's the voice of Karen Bass our very special guest to four segment, four.
"karen bass" Discussed on The Takeout
"Of the takeout and just a second. From CBS News! This is the takeout with Major Garrett. Welcome back for CBS audience. WHO's been watching the show for several weeks? So you see a different backdrop because I'm not my home anymore. At least this week I've been working from. The office came back to my office. The CBS Bureau in downtown DC for the first time in ten weeks. So these are some movie posters behind. We'll have a conversation about that. During the ESPEC- Al But I'm in my office and I. I hope everyone is well and as safe as you can be. And if you're on the front lines as I've said every single week of the show. Thank you doing the work that needs to be done. Also please be safe. Our special guests Karen Bass Democratic Congresswoman from thirty seventh district of California. That's the Los Angeles Area Specifically, where in Los, Angeles congresswoman I describe my district from USC UCLA there you go. Where were you? What my audience to know this in nineteen ninety two. During the height of the Rodney, king disturbances slash riots. I was on the corner of Florence and Normandy I. my office I started an organization two years before to address the intersection between drugs and gangs, and I was so concerned that our country's response to the drug epidemic, which I considered a health issue in an economic issue was to criminalize it and I was watching all the laws change, and it was so obvious we were gonNA have mass incarceration. I have to tell you. Are we still sort of bad about saying this, but in one thousand nine? Nine hundred ninety one. When the videotape surfaced Rodney King people like me who had been fighting for police reforms for over twenty years at that point We were ECSTATIC ECSTATIC. Finally, there was videotape. There was no way in the world. These officers were not going to be convicted. No way the whole world saw happened to Rodney. King so the verdict out, African American leaders were all told. As soon as the verdict happens, go to first ame church, and so when the verdict came down, I was an absolute state of shock. I just couldn't believe it. It had happened again and so I got in my car I was driving the first ame church I drove through Florence and Normandy, then realize that that was when the violence was beginning right there and the thing that was so shocking about the corner of Florence and Normandy is. There were no police anywhere around none. If you remember during that time, the Chief of Police Daryl Gates was on the other side of town at a fundraiser, trying to defeat a ballot initiative that we had worked for for years. Take control of his office because during those years. Years and prior the chief of police was more powerful than the mayor. 'cause you couldn't fire. The chief of police and Darryl Gates choke holds like what killed George, Floyd it was a knee as opposed to an arm, but choke holds. We were fighting those fiercely, because so many black people had died chill. Kohl's and our chief of police at the time held a press conference to explain to the that the reason why black people died from chokehold is because our neck veins were different, and our neck veins didn't open up like normal people. That was what we were dealing with in nineteen, ninety, one and ninety two. I want to ask you a little bit about that. Rodney King episode because you saw some of the nation's. If you will for the officers behavior that was also part of the Michael Brown Situation Ferguson, which is to say, officers were adrenaline is they felt that there was a legitimate fear that there was a lot of things that preceded Rodney King beating that he was? Either out of control or physically threatening, and there was an altercation. Those kinds of things the adrenaline relation of the moment. is an excuse for officers in either one of those two context I want you to evaluate that then and now well I do think it's part of the problem of a police accountability, because they kind of always say that you know what happened with Rodney king was it was a chase that was before the media would follow chase's and I. Frankly think most of those people in most high speed chases survive because the media's right there. Of course they're GONNA allies and they're mad. They were chasing him and when they finally got him to stop and it was you know in a? Quiet place where they didn't think anybody was around then they took it out on him because they were mad. It just so happened you remember back then. Video cameras were built. This was way we even have cell phones. This was way before that and there happen to be a man who was. Window in an apartment that saw it happen. He pulled out his video camera. So you know police officers are trained. It's not acceptable to say. Well I was dreamt allies, and that's why I had to beat you with an inch of your life that that's just not acceptable, but what used to happen before and by the way I became involved in this issue in one thousand nine. Nine hundred seventy three. That's forty seven years ago. I was in an organization, called the coalition against police views, and it was because so many people were dying, and the police always had the same story after every death in every beating, we were fear of our lives, and usually the person survived. The police would arrest them for assault against a police officer, even though the person is. Beat with an inch of their life I was afraid. I thought it was a gun. It turns out. It was a cigarette lighter. I mean these are. You could just pile them up hundreds of examples of this, and that's why police accountability is at the center of it, and you know what this is not an anti police agenda in any profession including yours. You don't want bad apples, because they give your profession a bad name. You don't want people who get up as reporters in lie, then reporters are known. Oh, I think. Somebody calls them fake news. You don't want bad apples, and so we want the police to be able to get rid of bad apples and to not feel like they have to protect them. Do you remember the shooting death of the twelve year old boy Tamir Rice twelve years old. He had a gun. Somebody reported it. The police drove up and within sixty seconds killed that child while the police officer that pulled that trigger had just been fired from another department. There's no national database to track Babbel's so the guy that killed a George. Floyd if it hadn't been videotape, he hadn't been arrested or yeah. He hasn't been arrested. He was fired. He could have just gone to another department. So, there's a lot to untangle here I'm glad we have a long period of time to do it so historically local jurisdictions mayors prosecutors have let us just say an intertwined relationship with the police department. Sometimes, it is politically very intertwined. a democratic mayor in the city of Chicago Rahm. Emanuel came under withering criticism for suppressing video of an African American man shot. By Chicago police right so it's not as if there's no. Partisan problem here, right mayors in big cities. Have this intertwined relationship with the police department. That's right. Can the Federal Government get in that business and solve it. Well I. Don't think the federal government can solve it but I. do think that the federal government has tools. The federal government can use, and those tools are called the purse strings so all funding originates on a federal level, and there are federal grants that local jurisdictions applied for, and those grants can be restricted. But you know it, it's not just the intertwined on the political side, one of the other features of one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety two. If you remember is that the mayor and the police chief did not get along because the mayor wanted to see reforms, and so, what the police chief did very deliberately when I mentioned, he was on the other side of town at a fundraiser to defeat a ballot initiative we were working on. He made a strategic decision not to send out..
"karen bass" Discussed on The Takeout
"Can. Major Garrett yes CBS yes, I. Major Garrett from the nation's capital major fantastic. It's the takeout major with CBS News chief Washington correspondent better. That's nonsense Major Garrett. You should know about. Welcome to the very best part of my broadcast week. I Major Garrett host and creator of this amazing program known as the takeout where we are two things each and every week. What are those two things relentlessly curious, steadfastly, non ideological. Too Big Week for us I have a kind of a preamble to describe just how big a week! It is for us in this show but I I. I wanted to do our special guest. Representative Karen Bass Congresswoman from the thirty seventh correct district California Excellent It's great to have you with US congresswoman. Lots to discuss. Let me just go through a brief preamble about why. This is such a big week for us people around the country. You're hearing the show for the first time on Sirius. XM Radio on Channel One twenty four. When I created the show slightly more than three years ago I. Never thought such a thing was possible, but thanks to the audience on podcast platform CBS and more than seventy radio stations around the country. This has become a thing and I'm very proud of it. One of the things you should know dear listeners on Sirius Xm channel twenty four is the show spans the ideological spectrum, right and left and everything in between it's. It's a conversation, not an interrogation and it's politics, policy and pop culture, and we listen, and we learned. That's the whole process of what we do here each and every week, so with that bit of a preamble, and also I wanNA welcome to brand new affiliates to our ever-widening National Radio Network KFI EMBI be radio in my hometown of San Diego and Katie, k. and Pittsburgh very glad to have you aboard all right now. Congresswoman Bass is a very important voice for the moment. We are in right now. Let me explain to you why she has been appointed by the speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to as the chair of the congressional, Black Caucus take the lead on developing legislation responsive to the cries nationwide now for. Justice reform, policing reform and more federal involvement in those underlying issues than we have seen previously so congresswoman bass. An opening general question to you, where are you on that formation and development of the legislation? And what are your priorities as you look at things now? Sure absolutely well first of all. Thank you for inviting me to be on his show. I'm very happy to be here with you and let me just tell you that we are in the midst as we speak of writing legislation. That will focus on police. Thing so not general criminal justice reform. Although we absolutely need to do that, too, but policing and the number one issue in policing is police accountability the fact that over the years many laws have been put in place one on the state level as well as on the federal level that make it virtually impossible to hold a police officer accountable accountable, either through bringing charges in prosecuting suing are fiery, those three areas it becomes. Becomes extremely difficult for any jurisdiction to do that. And then there's some structural problems that we won't be able to address a Jazz district. Attorney's in every community are the ones responsible for bringing charges against police, but the District Attorney Office also works day in day out the police department, and you can imagine how tough that is for DA's to then turn around and charge the very people that they work with every day. and. I WANNA. Avoid. What often happens in these conversations congresswoman where someone like me says well. What do you want because it almost has a condescending paternalistic notion behind it? What you have to get to stop. The outcry for justice or the protest and I don't want it to come on that basis. I don't want to sound that way. What are the things that you just described that advanced justice in this country, and what's the underlying injustice? They're meant to address because that seems to me. Where this conversation has to be our definition of justice, well one feature of justice as accountability, so if a police officer merely needs to say Ivan, fear of my life, and you can shoot someone that does not serve just and you, and I am sure had seen videotape after of tape of officers, shooting a killing people tapes of suspects, running away and police officers, shooting and killing them in the back. Back and saying they were in fear of their life, so that is one area that would address some of the demands of the protesters, but as you know, and by the way I'm so inspired by the young people that are out protesting and I know it's folks of every generation, but it's overwhelmingly young people, and it brings back many memories because I've marching and dealing with this issue for more years than I want to talk about and so seeing a whole new wave and a whole new generation of activists is very inspiring for somebody like me. What do you think about? What do you think is different now than was? Let's just say two months ago. Well, I mean I think that number one. We're all reeling off the pandemic, and that part of the protests scares me although I will say that you see the majority of protesters protecting themselves with face masks, even protests where there socially distant, which is interesting so I think that you know their cries for police. Accountability really is because we have seen so many videos now. How many more do we have to see? We saw Ahmad Berry killed on video. We didn't see Brianna Taylor that. Poor woman was asleep in her bed and the. The police just without a warrant are a warrant, but they didn't have. They didn't have to knock. Identify themselves, so it's called a no knock warrant. They kicked her door down. Her boyfriend thought it was a home invasion. He went to defend himself. He fires a gun. He gets arrested and his girlfriend is killed in her bed, and so I think that the combination seeing so many videos over and over again that people just reached the point where they said they're completely fed up. How much longer do we have to watch this? So I WANNA use some of the congressional language and explain it to the audience for a second sometimes bills that are large and have many dimensions to them were called an omnibus bill. Do you perceive that this bill will be multidimensional? That will have many component parts. Even? Even if that risks losing some parts of either the Democratic or bipartisan coalition that might otherwise visit upon it if it were smaller and less comprehensive, so I will tell you that as I mentioned as we speak, the bill is being written These points are being decided I would tell you I don't even know how many bills there are maybe. Thirty forty That members have proposed when it comes to a big issue like this. It usually ends up with omnibus exactly like you said. But. That has not been determined right now as to whether or not, we do small pieces, or whether or not we have an omnibus bill. I will tell you though that I'm inclined to go to push the envelope as far as we can. Because we have a moment now, and what typically happens, is they? Congress can act in two days are ten years. You know what I mean in terms of whether or not a bill is even raised and voted on, but part of the speed, and the method in which Congress acts really depends on outside pressure, which is why I'm encouraged, excited and hopeful when I see the. is now of course I hate the fact that the protests have been marred by violence and vandalism, but it is what it is I don't want that to.
"karen bass" Discussed on Amanpour
"Everyone and welcome to almond poor. Here's what's coming up. Is Come for. To do systemic racism a study in contrast as the Democratic nominee steps out to combination. We speak to Vice. President Joe Biden. Senior adviser Simone Sanders, about the role of a president in a democracy then. President trump threatens to send in the shock troops against American protesters Republican Strategy Scott Jennings joins us and I talk to the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Karen Bass plus will not see meaningful change until we start this process truth investors that has been long delayed campaign of Racial Justice Bryan Stevenson tells Walter. Is it simply that America can only move forward if it truly faces, it's past. Welcome to.
"karen bass" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Twenty twenty and so that's that's part of the dilemma as well but we needed him to be there because we needed to show. Oh that the trump administration is going to is not going to cooperate even when it's outside of the bounds of their authority which was somebody who never worked for him and you know and we know what Lindau Ski Din and maybe I should just stay at hearsay here. The President Wanted Lindau Sqi not not a member of the administration to go talk to sessions and to tell sessions essentially to shut down the Muller investigation that would learn what the what the Muller Investigation nations should really look at was future presidents not the current president so in basically if he didn't do that then maybe sessions should be fired so that right there was part of the Muller reports one of the examples of as Muller called potential obstruction of justice. It was very frustrating that Mahler did not just call it what it is obstruction of justice making it potential obstruction of justice was very eight frustrating us. Well you used the word frustrating I mean people are frustrated and scared and and fatigued y'all this too which is the really important point and our focus is getting people into action because whatever happens with Congress and impeachment or not impeachment or anything we need to show up and we need to vote me people gnashing what do you what do you say to people who want impeachment are wondering why. Congress isn't acting here. How how how can they beat an active participant in sure and you know what it is so important because it's one of those issues again that could demoralize and how as an activist it's really important that we constantly engage people because unfortunately if you watch the TV all you hear about is trump trump. I mean it's exhausting. You would know that we did anything else. You wouldn't pass gun legislation prescription drug with all of the stuff we're doing you have no idea about out and so it's really important as we carry on with with sea change and other other activists out there that they really do talk about what the Democrats Kratz have gotten done because why should I bother voting. Why did I care about getting the Democrats in charge. They haven't done anything. It's very easy to think that when we've actually done tons and and so the impeachment issue is a tough one because we all know that we could impeach him and he's not going to be evicted victim and so we wanNA impeach him because he we want him to leave what we would be very frustrating to impeach him and have him be in the Oval Office the next day and and then use that as his campaign you know I got exonerated. I mean they even went so far as to impeach me. I got exonerated. McConnell exonerated me. You know what I mean. the other thing though that people have to realize and I explain this town hall meetings. We are frustrated because we've wanted him gone since January the of twenty seventeen and we've saw him investigate it for two years and nothing happened but he wasn't investigated by Congress. We have been in power our for nine months now and the first month we were in a shutdown the second month the Republicans really wouldn't make Simon's so we didn't really get going until L. March so from March to September. That's a very short period of time so it's easy to look at it kind of just from your perspective effective and very very frustrating. That's why I think it's really important to talk about the things that the Democrats have been trying to get done and also we gotta get the Senate and we got to get the the White House and so to me. All effort needs to be on twenty twenty making sure that we're out there talking to voters so that they don't get demoralized and say okay well. These people doesn't matter what he does now. He's going to be interesting. It's such so egregious that this whistle blower happen. Let's see if it changes public public opinion because he is his his criminal acts are so massive that will change public opinion or I mean. What did he say he could go on. Times Square and shoot somebody you know what I mean so that's really important about impeachment as well. The public sentiment around impeachment needs to to be there and I know we've talked to a lot of your colleagues from purple areas who are doing town halls and said. It never even comes up exactly exactly what I know that you have to to get to a town hall so the last question is What gives you hope for our future. Oh Gosh I mean you know ironically this. This guy I believe has been a catalyst for activism. I haven't seen in a really long time. How Ironic is that. I mean the worst thing that could have possibly happened after the last election but again when something like that happens. You have to see what you can pull from. It and I think that he has inspired activists. It's all down the line now. It's our job to make sure that that gets sustained so that's what gives me hope. Twenty eighteen gives me hope twenty seventeen with all of the you know involvement yesterday's environmental marks the young people that are activating on on guns but it's our responsibility ons ability to make sure that that goes somewhere and and our I'm saying that as an elected official but it's all of our responsibilities you know we can't view changes. Will I'm GonNa do this for a few years. Then I'm going to go back and you know no it should be. It's a lot of countries around the world where they're much more political than we are. They know what's going on in our country. The Anna on their country and politics is just a part of their life. You don't have to do it full time but you do have a responsibility to know your congressperson is what your congressperson person does and let them know. You know what you like and don't like in in propose ideas so that's my hope. That's my hope well. Thank you so much for a great conversation conversation and all the good advice. Thanks thanks for having me on and thanks for doing this. Thank you if you want to support representative Bass's SEACHANGE LEADERSHIP PAC go to see change change pack dot org and that's S. E. A. C. C. Change Pack Dot Org like the sea not like I see you but like the sea and you can also check out cocoa south. La Dot Org to see the amazing work organization is still doing in Los Angeles.
"karen bass" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Left and the right so. I'm going to work with the tea party the Heritage Foundation trump administration whoever whoever that are interested in criminal justice reform entirely different reason worried about the money I don't care I mean if we can be on the same page and get some legislation passed like we did with first step. Forty thousand people get released from federal prison then fine. We'll do that so part of it is because Republicans Republicans have realized that this is a whole lot of money that we're spending and remember. They don't like government so you're spending all this money locking people up part of it is because the activism around around criminal justice reform from people who were formerly incarcerated but also other people who just see this as a basic human rights issue in an embarrassment of our country so it's a confluence of all of that and so you have to be sensitive to win moments like that happen and then take advantage of them another big thing that you have on your plate is chairing the CBC yes and I think that's the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Black Caucus which is in a really unique position and right now with with trump as president how is the CBC working to keep this administration and check well first of all folks should know there are fifty five African America. Actually there's fifty seven African Americans in Congress fifty five or in the Black Caucus. Two of them are Republicans. They choose not to be which is okay okay. and three members of the Black Caucus are in the top leadership in the House of Representatives five cheerful committees which is a huge deal and and twenty two of US share subcommittees so out of two hundred and thirty five Democrats fifty-five being African American and there isn't one of us that I believe that has a district that's all African American so we all represent very diverse diverse districts but that you know because he is such an open races because he has been an absolute instigator of of white supremacist groups in a whole new day than the Black Caucus obviously has to stay on the forefront in every way because he's come in you know we pay attention to some of his corruption Russian but he has dismantled stuff in every federal agency all of the civil rights protections that were put in place over decades. He is tried to systematically system medically a undo and so it's put us on the defensive we did at one point have to go meet with him if you remember that famous press conference when he sent to April Oh Ryan who was the CBC and did she know them. Because of course all black people know each other and so I was in the leadership of the Black Caucus at the time I wasn't sharing airing and none of us wanted to go meet with him at that point it was forty nine of us but you know the leadership went and in that was quite an experience the chair here at the time put this one hundred twenty page document together. That was called. This is what we have to lose because you remember. He said black people have nothing to lose. Why don't we support him so we put this document together and handed it to him and it was pretty pretty amazing meeting because I'm not sure he reads. I don't think so either a million. I bet we thought we would tell him a little bit about black people because he really didn't know nine of our new. Five of our new members actually don't don't represent will there. The black population in their districts is between one and five percent so black people are elected in areas where you know you wouldn't think they would be which I think is a very good step forward. Speaking of people being elected. The house just elected so many younger representatives. The average age just went down by ten years in this last midterm election. What's your working relationship with them. Have you had advice for the younger members of Congress. sure my working relationship is fine and yes. I have tried to be there for them but that's a delicate thing too because you know you don't want to to make someone feel like you know you're young. Sit down. Let me fill your head up with all that. I know you don't WanNa do that. You know they got elected in their own right and and I actually didn't with exception of Ilhan Omar Ilan Omar is the one that I really have focused on which I'll explain in a minute but I didn't for several several months because I knew they were being pounced on but but I've absolutely embrace them and feel like I said I mean I one of my life's missions is focusing on the next generation of leaders. That's what happened with me and and I feel really privileged now that I'm in the position as the elder and then I get to focus you know on on young folks coming up so it's very important to me that they'd be successful. I do think though people have to decide if they really WANNA be in Congress and well because you can run especially an insurgent and not necessarily know what you're getting into and then you get into Congress and it is a culture and it is an environment that is very that is not individualistic so you can have a big social media presence but that does not translate all into support inside of Congress yes and if you want to get legislation done you have to move into more of the team kind of thing with votes caucus and all that right and so ill hon on my my focus on Johan and also Joan Goose who's not talked about very often. The first two Africans elected to Congress so it's very exciting you know Joe Goose's assist parents were refugees from Eritrea on Ilhan of course was a refugee from Somalia so I told both of them when they got elected that I would take them Africa soon as they came in and so I did do that and then of course I was heavily recruiting. Ilhan to be on my subcommittee that I now after eight years have an opportunity to chair the subcommittee mini on Africa because again. I'm thinking in the future I mean I'm not going to always be there. Wouldn't it be how cool would it be for the Africa subcommittee chaired by an African just mace too much sense though that's reporting has recently come out that trump as the Ukrainian leader to help dig up dirt dirt on Joe Biden's son and with how two hundred fifty million dollars in military aid that that can't be legal. Oh no no it's not illegal at all but then I mean we know his criminal behaviour i. He views this thing well if I do it in public. It's not the crime so I'm GonNa go rob a bank lungs. I tell everybody I guess it's okay but you know this happened right as we were journeying so when we go back next week it'll probably be a much bigger issue but you know. I mean I think it's just another example of his of his criminal behavior. In the question is now you know what do do we do he has shown lawlessness and a disregard for the rule of law in every single way. I mean I serve on judiciary this week. We had Lindau Hausky who didn't even work for the administration. How can you claim executive privilege. You don't even work for the administration. I mean and this one. This questions really early in regards to Lewandowski specifically coming from my wife. Can we actually I know there's a little cell in in Congress. Can we hold someone in contempt and get the sergeant arms to put them there or is it would just get overcrowded too fast. I heard about that Joan after the people that could you know we went and I'm by the way one of my challenges is. I'm on judiciary but I'm one of the few non-lawyers so when and we met on Friday the lawyers were giving a presentation to us about contempt and no we did not have the authority to just charge charge contempt right on the spot interesting. I don't know that I can explain it any more than that. Cut and dry did not have the authority to do that. I will I'll tell you that we are still contemplating on what we do vite right the follow up and whether or not contempt enters a little but later but we didn't have the authority to just go right down there and and do that and you know what it's a touchy thing because you know. Do you bring Hausky when you know he's just GONNA act out. I mean I hear. He raised over a million dollars he was you know his tweet in the morning was about hey thanks. I get to go down and Hashtag Hashtag Senate.
"karen bass" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"You are failing us but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The ice of all future generations are upon you and if you choose to fail US I say we we will never forgive you that was Greta Thunberg incredibly impassioned and beautiful speech to win General Assembly on Climate Change. She's amazing and just outclassing everybody. I woke up this morning to tweet from Donald Trump making fun of her her. I saw that too. Which is you know? Come on. It's I mean look. There's no shortage outrage for Donald Trump's tweets tweets and we managed to not talk about trump a lot on this and this episode is GonNa be a little different trump heavy. It's going to be a very trumpy episode. because we have two main things to talk about and one is of course impeachment the official impeachment inquiry and trump's criminal acts and and we're. GonNa talk about that but we're not gonNa let it overshadow the incredible work that Greta Thunberg and these young activists have done around the climate yet. It's a pretty spectacular what they're doing and one of the things that I love about it particularly the so Greta and fourteen other young people filed a lawsuit against five countries this week over climate change and it's a broad and diverse group of young people and I think that as exciting as as it is to see Greta standing up to trump in the UN and calling us out on our failures as a society to to the world's children she standing on the shoulder of other young giants who don't get the same accolades. Don't get the same attention she's standing on the shoulders of the the indigenous youth who were activated by the Dakota Pipeline Project and and the Black Youth in Flint to were immobilizing into to save their own water supply and what we see here in. La Latino youth activated for years to to get clean air in their communities unity's and so this is an opportunity to say wow look at this young woman but also look at all of the the young people who she was able to mobilise because of the work that they've been doing. That's great point yeah not for nothing. There's a great meam of her. Giving laser. Evil is donald trump as he walks in a room which I just want to watch on a loop over and over again. 'cause it brings me joy a very stressful week. Every face in that room is a mood and hers is the most relevant bats you're right but yes speaking stressful weeks happy impeachment week what we're calling this. I'm I am right now. So here's the thing and it's obviously very serious and we talk about it a little bit with Congress woman Karen Bass later on also. We had this conversation with her a few days ago. A lot is happening moving very fast week. Yeah Speaker Pelosi announced that the houses houses officially launched an impeachment inquiry. This is all happening but we have a very specific job to do around this because impeachment. Mitt proceedings going forward. That's not going to save us and it's still incredibly unlikely that the Republicans are going to do anything we're not. GonNa have sears in the Senate right so what we can do what we must do right. Now is create that public narrative around impeachment and give the people who are coming hang out in favor of it. Give them support re tweet them to make sure you're following them. Call those offices all those offices exactly call all of your representatives tentatives and then have your friends and neighbors and everyone do the same thing because this tide is rolling but they need our support. We have a very key role. Play in this and there are still some folks you might be on a tipping point that need to hear from the public. I think the public narrative so far has been the general public. The voters are ready for impeachment. They haven't seen anything that they feel is worthy of going through the whole process assists impeachment and Democrats are just going to make themselves more vulnerable with but public sentiment is changing with this Ukrainian News and in public sentiment has to change for this to move forward in an effective meaningful way so be loud about your feelings around impeachment. It will absolutely absolutely make a difference the other thing that we need to do around this is we need to keep registering voters especially in these key states. We know trump will do anything to win right. There is nothing he will not do to stay in power and this isn't hyperbole. This is actually really scary you guys he is using in US money to bribe other nations to help it win in plain sight in plain sight. It's like I wanna I wanNA laugh about it. It's it's really scary so we have to win. Overwhelmingly the house is going to do their job now. We have to do our job by reaching out and registering the voters we need in twenty twenty so that means the super states that means these swing states it means the Senate the Senate the Senate right absolutely need to be focusing on that and not let all of this impeachment and presidential stuff. Take away all all the around the room yeah and I think that if the impeachment train continues down this track even. Let's say you know worst case scenario. Oh they don't impeach because they don't have the votes to do it. There are S- vulnerable Republican senators who will have to answer for that in remember if they are not willing to step up and say oh we have all of the evidence we had all the evidence we needed but we wouldn't get onboard well then. You have some questions dancer answer from from some angry voters. That's exactly right so there's lots of reasons to be hopeful right now for reasons for hope one is I really we hope he does get impeached in this move forward even if the Senate doesn't do anything this. I believe personally that this is our moral responsibility to hold him accountable so we'll support our reps. your calls to action for this week or call your raps retweets their post help build public support our other reason for hope. Hope is this great climate March and the work that these kids are doing and coming up after our interview we have our first field segment where I got to go with my daughter and talk to some kids. I hope you you know listen to it because it's so inspiring and really really really cool yeah. We had a great time so calls to action. Don't forget about Virginia seven weeks. I think until Election Day in Virginia still time time we can take the majority and that's going to set up victories that will will not only i Virginia is the second hardest estate the vote in right by the way because of voter suppression and Gerrymandering and all that so those goodell's southern Voter Suppression Dak eight days you yeah they do It's also going to be a big test for twenty twenty the so much to get distracted with right now and for good reason Zain but we can do both right can look at this impeachment with bated breath and in great interest but we can stay focused on the work. We need to do on the ground and that's what we're GONNA. Do you can tweet about the impeachment and you can also go to swing left dot org slash Virginia and find some things that you you can do to to office. They're that's right all right. Let's get going with the interview.