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Families of Black Men Slain by Police Are Hopeful for Reform
"The families of some of the black men who've been killed by police say they're feeling optimistic about a national police reform bill after meeting with lawmakers at the White House they met with key lawmakers from both parties Chuck Schumer Cory Booker Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott who's the GOP point person on police reform attorney Ben Crump represents a number of grieving black families everybody is committed we are optimistic that as president Byron encouraged us to try to help this joys floor at past before may twenty fifth and why did they travel to Washington our family is blurred is on this legislation SO we want to make sure that is meaningful legislation the legislation would create national standards for policing in a bid to bolster accountability Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end 'forever war'
"President Biden has announced plans to pull all remaining U. S. forces out of Afghanistan bite nine eleven's twentieth anniversary the president says the U. S. has achieved its original objectives taking out Osama bin laden in the grading the el Qaeda threat after twenty years he says it makes no sense to stay any longer I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war and the final pull out of twenty five hundred U. S. troops will start next month the GOP responses skating you have not ended the war you have extended that Lindsey Graham saying the president's sensually canceled an insurance policy against another nine eleven moments after the president announced the U. S. pullout NATO said it too will pull all non American forces out Sager mag ani Washington
The Senate confirms Deb Haaland to be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in US history
"Deb holland is being sworn. In today secretary of the interior she is a tribal citizen of the laguna pueblo. She becomes the first native american ever to serve in a us presidential cabinet the two term congresswoman from new mexico was confirmed by the senate monday after four. Republicans joined democrats in voting to confirm her. Susan collins of maine lindsey graham of south carolina lisa murkowski of alaska dan sullivan alaska as interior secretary. Manage five hundred million acres of federal and tribal land. She'll also oversee government relations with five hundred. Seventy four federally recognized tribal nations during her confirmation. Hearing holland vowed to work for everyone.
Senate votes to start debate on COVID-19 relief bill
"The Senate has begun Debate on President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Cove. It 19 relief bill, with Vice President Kamila Harris, casting the deciding vote to begin the debate. On this vote. The ayes or 50. The nays are 50. The Senate being equally divided. The vice president votes in the affirmative, and the motion to proceed is agreed to South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham complained earlier that Democrats are trying to go it alone. The inaugural speech Rings hollow When it comes to this provision, the 1.9 covert pack trained covered package everything president by and said he wanted to do for the country he abandoned. Republicans also say Biden's covert relief packages too expensive and does not take into account that the pandemic and economy are turning around. Democrats maintain that too many Americans are suffering. But have agreed to some spending limits following pressure from party
Senate takes first step toward passing $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
"On the $1.9 trillion pandemic Rescue bill. This legislation will keep America's families businesses workers afloat. And hasten the day when our country can return to normal and our economy can come roaring back Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham says the measure is too large and contains items not related to the pandemic. This is a liberal wish list. This is very much seizing the moment. Taking their crisis a problem in America. And using it to advance causes completely unrelated to Cove in the bill would provide direct payments of $1400 to most people. There's also money for vaccines and testing aid to state and local governments, help for schools and the airline industry tax breaks for lower earners and families with Children.
Senate votes to kick off debate over $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill
"Trillion cove in 19 relief bill on this vote. The ayes or 50, the nays are 50, the Senate being equally divided. The vice president votes in the affirmative, and the motion to proceed is agreed to Vice President Kamila Harris casting the tie breaking vote that begins the 30 hour debate on the relief bill. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says President Biden and Democrats will try to ram through the massive bill with no GOP support, ignoring their own calls for bipartisanship, the inaugural speech Rings hollow When it comes to this provision, the 1.9 covert back, trained covered package everything president by and said he wanted to do for the country. He abandoned on Wall Street. The Dow down by 345
New York Governor Cuomo faces growing pressure to resign
"Rice calling for governor Andrew Cuomo to step down on Twitter, she wrote. The time has come. The governor must resign. It follows the story in today's New York Times A third woman accusing the governor of inappropriate behavior, allegedly asking her to kiss him on the lips set a wedding back in 2019 here in Washington Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, saying that he believes there should be a process for a hearing from those who have accused the New York governor. Sexual harassment. Rather than jumping
Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination
"The Senate Judiciary Committee just advanced Merrick Garland's nomination to be the next attorney general. 15 to 7 vote. Three Republicans joined Democrats to vote Garland through one of them, Senator Lindsey Graham, who notably helped sink Garland's nomination to the U. S. Supreme Court under President
Trump returns to the spotlight with unhinged CPAC speech.
"President. Donald trump on sunday declared himself the dominant figure in the fractured republican party and attacked president joe biden in his first major appearance since leaving the white house nearly six weeks ago. I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together for years. Ago is far. From over trump told the conservative political action conference in orlando florida. A civil war has erupted within the republican party with establishment figures like senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell eager to put trump in the rear view mirror and others like trump ally. Senator lindsey graham believing. The party's future depends on the energy of the pro-trump conservative base. The republican party is united. The only division is between a handful of washington dc establishment political hacks and everybody else all over the country trump said. He also confirmed that he would not be starting a new political party after being chosen by cpac straw poll as the preferred republican candidate for twenty twenty four trump fervor at the four day. Cpac event has been so strong that trump's son donald trump junior declared it t- pack and participants rolled out a golden statue of the former president made in mexico in the short term. He he's making plans to set up a super pac political organization to support candidates who mirror his policies. An advisor said trump speech included attacks against joe biden including on immigration and security along the us border with mexico and the slow reopening of schools closed due to the pandemic. He also claimed his journey was the most successful of any form president despite losing the white house congress and the senate and the popular vote to the democrats
Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill
"To Democrats plan to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 as part of President Biden's covert relief package. ABC is faith Abou Bay has latest from Washington. The Senate parliamentarian ruled late Thursday that Democrats can not fast track the cupboard relief package without taking out the minimum wage provision. Republicans are praising the decision. Lindsey Graham, writing on Twitter that he's very pleased. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, however, pledging Democrats won't give up their fight to raise the minimum wage
Garland confirmation is a stage for 4 of GOP's 2024 hopefuls
"App. Federal Judge Merrick Garland is president Biden's nominee to become attorney general. He testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The hearing lasted most of the day We begin with committee chair Dick Durbin of Illinois. This hearing will come to order today. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the 86th attorney general of the United States. Judge Garland I wanna welcome you and your family. I want to welcome you back to the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know this return trip. It's been a long time and planning on you're here. Finally, this will be the Judiciary Committee's first hearing of the 117th Congress. Before I turned to my opening remarks. I'd like to just take a few minutes to make some Acknowledgments. I want to welcome my friend, Senator Chuck Grassley as the committee's ranking member. When I first came on the Senate Judiciary Committee 24 years ago, I was the ranking member on subcommittee with you, and we dealt with the issue of bankruptcy. Now Illinois and Iowa sit next to each other. And so did Urban Grassley. We have our differences. But Senator Grassley and I have worked together on important legislation over the years, most recently on criminal justice and sensing reform. I look forward to continuing that work in this Congress. I want to recognize the outgoing chair and ranking member Senator Lindsey Graham, who will join us remotely this morning, and Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Graham, as is true of Senator Grassley. Well, we don't always agree, has always been a welcome partner on many issues. Including one of the most challenging issues, immigration, Senator Feinstein. I want to come in for leading the committee Democrats with Grace and resolved over the past four years. I know she will continue to be an important voice on this committee on a host of issues, including in her new capacity as the chair of the Human Rights and Laws subcommittee, which I was proud to charity and past Congresses. I also want to welcome our new committee members who either be here in person. I see one in person and one probably remote senators Padilla And also on the Democratic side, Senator Cotton on the Republican side. I look forward to working with each of you. There's some historic first in the Judiciary Committee this year, Senator Padilla, our new senator from California, will be chairing the subcommittee on immigration, citizenship. Border safety. I'm honored that he's the first Latino senator to chair that subcommittee, and we look forward to his leadership. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey will chair the subcommittee on criminal justice and counter terrorism. He's the first Black senator to chair a judiciary subcommittee. And we could not imagine a better choice at the helm of this particular subcommittee to all of our other members who are returning to serve on the committee. Welcome back. I want to thank all the committee members for agreeing to hold this committee hearing and vote on Judge Garland's nomination. It is a great honor to serve on this committee. The Senate established the Judiciary Committee by resolution on December 10th 18 16, making it among the very first standing committees of the Senate. This committee has seen many consequential debates and approved many important nominations and landmark legislation in the committee's history. There has only been one prior Illinois senator to serve his chair Judge Garland Lyman. Trumbull, who led the committee from 18 61 to 18 72, and during his term of service was a Democrat, a Republican, a radical Republican and a Democrat. Again. He was the most bipartisan senator, you could imagine His tenure was also distinguished by passage. Of historic legislation, the 13th 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The Freedman's bureau acts of 18 65 and 18 66 Civil Rights Act of 18 66. The last of these was introduced by Trumbull ultimately became the nation's first civil rights law. As chair, Trumbull saw a nation torn apart by original sin slavery and widespread violence and injustice that continued even after the 13th amendments. Passage is African Americans throughout the nation face race. System. Our nation is still dealing with the consequences of these injustices. People of color face systemic racism, and we're still working to rid this nation of the horrific legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. This committee could make a difference. We have the jurisdiction and the opportunity to do it through legislation, oversight and nominations, including this nomination of Merrick Garland to service our nation's next attorney general. There have been few moments in history where the role of attorney general and the occupant of That post It mattered more Judge Garland should you be confirmed, and I have every confidence you will be. You'll oversee a Justice Department at an existential moment. After four tumultuous years of intrigue, controversy and brute political force, the future of the department is clearly in the hands of the next attorney general Under attorney general Sessions and successor Bill Bar. The Justice Department literally became an arm of the White House committed to advancing the interest. The President Trump his family and his political allies. It came as little surprise then that the U. S Department of Justice became the Trump Department of Justice General Bar stated clearly that he believed the attorney general was the president's lawyer, not the nations. And what were the results too many in the department's senior roles cast aside the rules law trump appointees in the apartment sidelined career public servants from Lyon attorneys, two FBI agents Limited their roles disregarded their nonpartisan input override, overriding their professional judgment and falsely accusing them of being members of the
Republicans support changing Georgia constitution amid Fulton County DA's criminal probe into Trump efforts
"We know the fulton. County district attorney fanny willis is investigating donald trump and lindsey graham for alleged election interference based on calls they made to the secretary of state brad ravensburger and already republicans are seeking to muck up the works georgia state. Republicans introduced a resolution. Thursday that seeks to change the georgia state constitution to mandate the use of a statewide grand jury in prosecutions involving crimes. The move would force prosecutors to draw more grand jurors from predominantly republican rural areas of the state. Let me translate that for you. Republicans don't want black people on the grand jury. That sounds about white. That sounds about white. Alison thank you. You're welcome that they don't want any they don't they. Just want fewer black people in the grand jury that would ultimately decide whether to bring charges against the former guy as we are. Now calling anthony michael crease. A law professor at georgia state specializing in con- lock constitutional on civil rights says quote. This is an attack on black political power if folks engaged and election misconduct and fulton county. Then they should face jurors who looked like members of the community in fulton county subject to the discretion of the decisions by elected officials empowered by fulton voters fulton county. The largest county in georgia's got a population of just over a million people and it also has the largest number of black residents approximately four hundred and forty thousand which accounts for forty three point. Six percent of the county's total population by contrast georgia as a whole has a black population of thirty two point. Six percent quite a difference. But there's some good news here. According to crease. This measure is unlikely to secure the supermajority requirement for state constitutional amendments and would still require voter ratification and even if it garnered the requisite number of votes in the general assembly. There's no way the voters are going to vote for this absolutely not. Twenty-five georgia senate republicans cosponsored the proposal for the amendment georgia's fifty six member. Senate currently has a republican majority of thirty four to twenty two amending. The state's constitution would require a two thirds vote of the senate which would necessitate the vote of at least four. Democrats before heading for ratification from voters. But that doesn't make this effort any less racist. No it's unlikely but super racist
Lindsey Graham says Mitch McConnell speech slamming Trump could haunt Republicans in 2022
"Senator lindsey graham said sunday that he thought senate minority there mitch. Mcconnell speech blasting former president donald trump would be used against republicans in campaign ads and twenty twenty two when the party fights reclaim the that from usa. Today they reported mcconnell. A minority leader slammed trump for potential criminal conduct moments after he voted for acquittal and the fifty seven to forty three votes saturday. In the senate impeachment
Trump looks to reassert himself after impeachment acquittal
"President Trump Acquitted over the weekend for the second time in an impeachment trial. Seven Republican senators voted to convict him for his role in the capital siege. ABC is Rachel Scott, with Trump's reaction to the acquittal. We know he's relieved to have all of this over now he is plotting his next move, Senator Lindsey Graham said that he spoke with Trump. He says the former president is now committed to rebuilding the Republican Party ahead of 2022. But listen, he may be acquitted, but his legal troubles are far from over. We know he's facing that criminal investigation. And there in Georgia, looking into his attempt to try and overturn the election. So far, Trump still denying any
Cross-country storm threatens 150 million with ice and snow
"During this record cold threatens to overwhelm the power grid, and it's not just Texas 240 million Americans across 40 states are on alert with feel like temperatures from Albuquerque at three degrees up to Fargo at negative 40. That's a B C's. He Andrea Fergie Senator Lindsey Graham says former President Trump's grateful and ready to move forward following the acquittal in his second impeachment trial. He's
Is Lara Trump the Future of the Republican Party?
"Where does the republican party go from here. How much do they go back to trump or you know. How much do they kind of. Rebuild this mega faction of the republican party. Going back to lindsey graham. He said that you know richard. Burr obviously is going to be retiring. This just opens up the senate seat for lara trump president trump's daughter in law. So that already kind of laying the groundwork he's saying that she's the future of the republican party. I think that anyone trump in their last name is going to struggle to win office. I think that they will have money and some support but there will also be a lot of opposition even within the party. Sort of even a quiet structural level can make it difficult to run. But i think that The party doesn't know. I think the leadership of the party doesn't know and i think you've got the josh hollies type cruises of the world. Who would be happy to continue in that. Populous trump approach. And then you've got the benz asses and the mitt romney's who want to abandon that and find a new way forward and i think they're really going to be fighting it out over the next. Several years
Georgia District Attorney Is Investigating Trump's Call To Overturn Election
"That may not be going away after this trial, the former president's calls to Georgia officials challenging the election results here. Or its firing power. George, You got a lot of air time and mentioned in this entire impeachment proceeding because of the Seine. Ralph W. Must be political analyst Bill Crane, the Fulton County district attorney, is expanding her probe of election irregularities here. Funny. Willis is investigating South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham over a call he made to George's secretary of state is part of the Dia's investigation of possible election wrongdoing last November and this past January, Secretary Secretary of of of State State State Brower Brower Brower Rapids, Rapids, Rapids, Burger Burger Burger said said said at at at the the the time, time, time, Senator Senator Senator Graham Graham Graham asked asked asked if if if he he he had had had the the the power power power to to to throw throw throw out out out Malian Malian Malian ballots ballots ballots in in in some some some counties. counties. counties. Charlie O'Brien, 95.5 WSB
Three GOP senators meet with Trump's lawyers on eve of impeachment defense presentation in Washington, DC
"Today after House impeachment managers wrapped up their case yesterday. Maryland Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin. I've talked a lot about common sense in this trial because you think I believe that's all. You need to arrive that the right answer here. Texas Senator Ted Cruz says he and some Republican colleagues have huddled with the trump legal teams. I grab Lindsey Graham and Mike Lee and I said, Why don't we go sit down and talk with the president's lawyers? And we spent? I don't know, 45 minutes an hour in there talking with them, and I just wanted to sit down and say, OK, what are you all looking to put forward? And to share our thoughts in terms of where things are Senator Cruz telling Fox News at night. The Democrats are using a standard for incitement that exists nowhere in legislation or in case law and says the former president will not be convicted. Alabama did not execute Willie B. Smith
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"The vote of any person right. So if referenced burger had listened to lindsey graham and refused to tabulate those votes that would have been a crime and so then. I asked myself okay. is it a crime to ask somebody to do that. Yeah and fortunately if you flip to the very next section fifty. Two usc one zero three zero eight. Who so ever attempts to deprive any person of any right secured by that thing that you just read one zero three zero seven. A is guilty of a felony. Wow so yeah. it's a felony it. You can't call up an election. Official and say i don't want you to take into account. Valid votes are so it's a violation of federal law. You mentioned the trump. Pardon thing this is also a violation of georgia state law. Wow why a bunch of different things. But it is a violation of section twenty one dash to dash six four criminal solicitation and it says a person commits the offence of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article. He were she solicits. Requests commands import tunes or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct right and is that conduct that he was trying to do a felony. You bet your booty. It'd right twenty one to five sixty two any person who willfully alters materially intentionally destroys any entry which has been lawfully made or inserts permits to be inserted any fictitious name false figure false statement or fraudulent entry in any registration card electors list. Voter certificate. Affidavit tally paper. Generally duplicate return sheet statement certificate oath Valid or other record or document authorized to be made us signed returned or preserved for any public purpose in connection with primary were election shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than one not less than one mandatory minimum or more than ten years nor to pay a fine not to exceed one hundred thousand dollars. Or both so lindsey graham has violated arguably can you have to figure out You have to call rafferty's burger To testify in front. If it's just a he said she said it would be up to the journey. The jury would say. Do we have reasonable doubt about this right and and people get convicted in those situations. All the time right. They say i one hundred percent. Do not believe lindsey graham and a couple of things have happened in light of the public discovery. Thanks to secretary reference. Burger lindsey graham. I said oh yeah. I called a bunch of different secretaries of state. Because i'm just concerned about election results. I called arizona and the arizona secretary of state said lindsey graham never called me. Never minding right that you know. He only called red states a- by his own definition. He only called red states that that went for bhai But the secretary of state said lindsey. Graham never called me so We will be able in a in a criminal case. Right you'd be able to subpoena that the the Either the state or federal prosecutor. Both it would be delightful. Let's let's have him on simultaneous prosecution. The app it would not that does not violate double jeopardy. Listen to our lawful movies double jeopardy to find out why would be able to subpoena his phone records and what we do know what lindsey graham has said anyway was that he made two calls to secretary rafters burger and that there was a call in between do we know that that was to donald trump or to a donald trump. We don't know that but we sure would if lindsay graham were indicted for Either federal election fraud or georgia state election fraud. There's a third thing that we can do. And i really really cannot emphasize strongly enough and that is the. Us senate can can open an ethics investigation into lindsey graham speaking but only if you watch our livestream and donate the most to us and we retake the senate right yet that percent correct that it it absolutely needs to be an item on the agenda. It will not happen if the democrats do not control. The senate might happen if they do. You know. I mean it might not happen if they do. But there's no chance if republicans hold on they will shield this guy and when the senate begins an ethics investigation. I don't want to get your hopes up. But i want to tell you. The senate has the power to expel a sitting member for violations of the law for quote. This is kind of margins. do you need. Oh sorry. I'm gonna tell you know. Article one section five clause to write each house of congress may determine the rules of its proceedings. We've talked about that. Punish its members for disorderly behaviour and with the concurrence of two-thirds. Expel a member now. Is it likely that any senate would expel lindsey graham. No that's not likely in fact No sitting senator has been expelled from the senate under this provision The civil war in eighteen sixty two Various sitting senators were kicked out of the senate. Because you know you represent a state that has declared war against the union. The threat of expulsion has led multiple senators to resign relinquish than go to the mat on that right. This is the nixon plant. So i don't think the senate is likely to expel lindsey graham but i want to tell you. Nineteen ninety-five right. We're not did not the civil war. bob packwood. A republican senator from oregon credibly accused of multiple instances of of sexual harassment. was brought up on formal disciplinary charges before the senate for sexual misconduct and for abuse of power and he resigned his seat rather than put the senate to a vote. So i don't know what can happen right. All i know is we have the power if we control the senate to say This is conduct unbecoming a senator right now and and attempting to influence an election. One hundred right like so. I talked about bob packwood. But you know nineteen eighty-two senator williams harrison williams democrat from new jersey. So you know we'll be. We'll be bipartisan here. was brought up on ethics charges for corruption. And again same thing. He resigned rather than put the senate to vote. So senator waves by by the way that was in connection with the abscam scandal..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"On his way out down to down the all down down all right andrew. Can we finally talk about locking lindsey graham thomas. You've been asking me this. Ever since. Lindsey graham did this and i Shared your outraged. I thought today On this day in which we give thanks was a was a good day to To dig into it South carolina senator. Lindsey graham called up the georgia secretary of state brad ravensburger and in a conversation told him something exactly what he said is somewhat disputed but brad ravensburger lifelong republican somebody who voted for trump. Somebody who has said in writing quote. I was hoping republicans would win and of quote right so you know yeah not not not a deep state democrat well no probably will be labeled as a deep state secret democrat but not really read what rapids pirker says that graham asked him to do was to say in counties in which there was a significant mismatch between the signature on the envelope on the outside of a ballot and the signature of voter on file with the secretary of state to then say. Oh if there's a county where there's a lot of these that's presumptively fraud and we want to throw out all of the ballots from all of those counties. Let me break down that sentence a little bit. Because it's crazy so so i and again because there's a lot of disinformation being put out by lindsey graham and by a donald trump. Yeah yeah so i. You don't sign your ballot. I shouldn't have to say this. But lindsey graham has tweeted out like when there's a mismatch between your ballot and the envelope like vats voter fraud. Well you don't sign your ballot. You know why you don't sign your ballot lindsay because we have a secret ballot system so you don't sign your ballot. It's just you have a little bit comes in right. Yeah you you you fold up your ballot and in some states you you put it in an envelope and then you sign the envelope. And then when they're pre when they are processing bet that ballot at the election center There are various states including georgia. Then up the signature on the back of the envelope with this signature. That you have on file. And i wanna tell you. I have done a ton of research on this. This is a tool that is used to disenfranchise minority voters. There is nothing inherent right about being black. That says your signature is less likely to match. There are a couple of things that that again predominantly favor democratic voters. Where there's likely to be a mismatch right. One of them is young. Voters If you have any uncle frank in your timeline like you may see them having posted like cranky nonsense about like you know the problem with that common core you know is that there are no longer teaching. Our kids cursive right. That includes like any of looked at it in beverly. Oh uncle frank you racist idiot but it is true right. Yeah that our kids don't know cursive so i don't know cursive. I've it's going really okay. Well i mean. I could probably remember some of i. Don't right i type. I don't. I don't write anything if i write for more than a couple sentences. My hand cramps up. I can't even do it look. I'm a millennial. Right has to set the type in a printing press or use calligraphy if people do know that still. That's cool good for you. I don't really think it's that important any. So here's the thing right like again. I've mentioned this other show like my son's eighteen years old. My son's service quote signature. Like anything my son. Rights as opposed to types. Looks like you know a five year old has done this on okay. And that's taking a nosedive. It's time to admit some things andrew of when we did the aforementioned live shows we wanted to do a thing for our Can't remember our top level ticket holders or something where we gave them a really cool printed card of the optimus prime negative on thing and thought it would be cool if we signed those you know and so. Do you know what i had to do to do that accomplish that i had to take an entire evening and practice being able to write illegible signature of any kind. Not even joking work on it. I have actually. I had a whole note pad that i was like. Okay i need to get this to look like not a four year old road and you're like you like thirty three right thirty three. I third thirty four now. Thirty four. i'm trying to remember. I say not a four year old. I'm not shooting for an adult. I'm just trying to get to like a nine year old. Like that was the was the level of cigna. I was hoping to get more. And maybe into the teens. Like if i was lucky. I have no signature. So here's so here's what that means if you are thirty four years of age and under right and by the way if you're thirty four years of age and under your joe biden voter. I'll how'd you know no two signatures that you make are likely to look absolutely yes right. I wouldn't be able to vote if i were black. Oh my god. If i lived in a place that's been targeted with these stupid laws so as it turns out An expert witness Has evaluated this. And i i will include the link in the show notes. This was a challenging ohio Signature matching law but But the but the research is the same The highest level of a false positives right. That is where one person signs their name twice but the vote matching system says nope that's two different people right. The three categories that get thrown out our youngest voters. Yeah the oldest voters and voters with disabilities. Oh right i didn't think about that. Yeah can imagine all of that. Here's the ratio. So if i had to say this what percent of signatures do you think that the vote matching software tosses out right says. Oh no this is. This is fraud. This is two different people that came out to be authentic signatures right now so you actually right right so zero percent. The software works perfectly. One hundred percents false got com yet. Okay so we're already a percent of percents over the percent of the ones that it's already rejecting which percent of those are actually correct signatures. Like are false positives yes. How often would there even be a problem with. You know like. I wonder what the actual rate of a problem there even is so there can't be that many that it could even correctly identify. Because how often is this. Even a problem it's got to be negligible. Am i wrong. So i'm gonna say seventy percent ninety seven percent wow ninety seven percent of rejected signatures are in fact. Yeah authentic because when you think about it i stumbled onto it. How big of a problem with this even be going to offer whatever at all so so. That ratio is if the software kicks out a ballot as being the signature does not match the signature on file. It is thirty two times more likely to be valid bala than it is to be an invaluable rid of the stupid software. Get rid of these rules. It's a jutta means is right in areas where you have extra scrutiny and we all know what that means. It's incredibly likely to throw out ballots on the basis of signature. Mismatch where you know. Everybody knows that these are valid ballots. And now let's so. Let's put all that back together again. What lindsey graham tried to do was not just throw out. Ballots was not to say. Oh you should throw out signature. Mismatch was to say again allegedly but this is what a republican alleges that he was told to do. Took throw out all of the ballots including valid ones in counties that had a high level of mismatch and again counties with a high level of this match means democratic counties. Wow so even if like even if you took this idiotic stupid corrupting to be true. Even if you took it bell there are some mismatches. That are legit. Let's just say for the sake of argument. It's he goes further to say that everybody in that county should therefore lose the right to vote correct. Oh my god yup. So fortunately not only. Is this a crime. There are three separate ways that we can hold lindsey graham accountable and i want us to pursue all three of these approval. Let's do it. And and i think we so i. This violates federal election law. what federal election law does it violate. Here's how i had to put this together and and you might ask. Has anybody ever been prosecuted for this. Not to my knowledge right so good sign but whatever as not to my knowledge as a sitting senator said hey secretary of state you should throw out valid votes yet so i i looked for is throwing out valid votes a crime man and and you know you might say these are state elections is it a federal crime was my first question right and it turns out it is a federal. Well why was that. You wouldn't you want it to be a state crime. So trump can't pardon or something. Well yeah do you start the investigation now but you bring the charges on twenty third. So fifty to usc section one zero three zero seven subsection egg makes it a crime for any election official to willfully refused to tabulate and report..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"You know to try to give me some credit. I appreciate it. Were but no i i you know again. The peak of my worry was basically election night. Maybe a little bit the next day and as things have unfolded. It's gotten better. You've you've helped me feel better. You know i. I'm convinced as the. I represent the very worried skeptical things. Don't matter as much listener. I think and No i even. I feel pretty good that in fact i'm feel incredibly good. That trump is leaving. he's gone. I think i think You know you've convinced me. Results are final. they don't have any. they don't exactly have top talent working on their legal cases. I mean yeah still feel really bad about a bunch of other things about this specific thing feeling. Good all right. We even more still more. You're right about by the way. I just want a side. Note the point of these segments. I'm sure we've said this before. This isn't really about like oh individual. A andrew torres is right or wrong the point that a lot of the media that you may be watching cable news all that. There's no penalty for when people get stuff wrong you know like pundits can pundit you know they can just say whatever. Nobody really holds them accountable. We want to be accountable on this show and like when we get something right or wrong. I'm using the royal. We went under. Get something right or wrong. You know we want to tell you why he. He's predicting it and why What if it was wrong. How it went wrong. We were seeking to have a better understanding here. It's not just about some point. System of what andrew did or didn't say. I just to emphasize that. Because it's it's it's really about being able to form a better view. A more accurate picture of the world and how things are working Than it is you know about just about andrew being right or wrong. But it's also fun when our when our good friend andrew torres is right sounded just wanted to emphasize that. What's the final thing so with all that as things that we told you not to worry about and feel good about this another thing that we were right about that. I kind of wish we weren't and that is couple of days ago november. Twenty second the united states formally withdrew from the open skies treaty if you know what the open skies treaties that's because you're show lister in fact we did our lives. I remember so that was. Oh a three twenty five when we come when we covered. What was the main story for that live. Show was withdrawal from the open skies treaty. Which should go back and look like it's thanksgiving godless no eighty three twenty-five but if you haven't the takeaway is i'm not saying that only a russian stooge would withdraw from the open skies treaty. But i am saying that if we had a russian stooge as president of the united states. This is exactly what that russian stooge would do. the open skies. Treaty is a benefit to the united states and we are worse off in the international community and the arguments to the contrary are ridiculous and the fact that you have republicans lining up to defend. This is An illustration of how far trump took over in corrupted the party This is this is a republican plan. Put into place under republican. President that To the extent that their arguments are correct. Right that that There is an attempt to evade by. Russia would be to our interest to remain in the program rather than to opt out of the treaty but no may twenty second The united states Exercised its right pursue Pergram two of article. Fifteen of the open skies treaty by providing notice to the various treaty signatories Of its decision to withdraw. There was a six month. Grace period and those six months ended november twenty second and the united states you know filed the sternly worded crunch. Wrap that says We're we're definitely out so We're definitely out and that's bad and it sucks and it. hurts our geo-strategic position vis-a-vis russia which you know is pretty much what the trump administration has tried to do while. Is there an undue on this or how what's going to happen. I think biden. We'll do this. Yes and no like look we can petition to rejoin and the binding administration is going to do a lot of that stuff But we've talked about this rate one of the arguments against the efficacious -ness of the open skies treaty is like you know was written and early late eighties early nineties right like the technology that they talk about in it is like you know the the big like camcorders. She had to sling over your back. And they recorded on a five and a quarter inch floppy disk or whatever it right like we have certain equipment that is dedicated to Being compliant and the military can mothball that equipment in the next two months. And if they do we're gonna have to reauthorize rebuild you know find somebody like i think The western design center still makes the sixty five too. But like you know. We're going to have to rebuild this. Like you know you. And i get on it. Yeah you and me. that's it. we're doing it so yeah it is. We can reenter but it's it's. This is the theme. And we're gonna be talking about this for four years at least the next two years. The theme is think about that like bratty kid. The comes by and knocks down your house of cards right like it's way harder to build something up than it is to destroy and this is a thing. Trump is destroyed.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"And that's going to look bad and like not be great on your resume and you know you're going down in a sinking ship for somebody who will not be in office You know to mess from now and and that one hundred percent happened exactly the way we told you by the way i already hoped. This is a stain on her resume. I hope she doesn't get another job. You already failed. Sorry oh i mean. Should we talk about the letter that she sent to joe biden on at your ballpoint seattle ballpoints so anyway the letter says please know that i came to my decision independently. Based on the law and available i was never directly or indirectly pressured by any executive branch official including those who work at the white house or gsa with regard to the substance of my decision. Yeah word that. I think she's just a a trump loyalist. Yeah i think that's worse. I would maybe not legally. Maybe they you know. Obviously i'm sure there's some legal reason for saying that but if it was actually that you just were so stupid that you're not sure who won the election until now then that's worse. I would rather be like yeah. No i'm listening to trump makes more sense to me personally. I i do want to add but before we move on from this bullet point that people have asked questions about the way. This letter was written right because the letter does not say i. Emily murphy here by ascertain pursuant to three usc section one oh to write the presidential transferred transition act of nineteen sixty three. That joe biden is President-elect it it does not say that sentence It does not matter. The letter says Under the act. I authorize joe biden to access the presidential transition information and funds. And that means you've ascertain right. So there's no does not going to be an alabama. Why she wrote it that way. I would have said. I ascertain that you know. Joseph robinet biden junior is the president elect of the united states. Middle name robin net. His name his middle name is in fact. Robina anyway beautiful. I would set that. She doesn't matter same legal effect. There's no weird like takes. These backseat sovereign citizen. Gold free nothing. It's it's done and over just like we told you would be next thing that's done and over just like we told you would be was states are continuing to certify their election results. I know trump has said they don't have to mark levin set or your the the legislatures are gonna. It's not gonna happen okay. So since our last episode right Virginia used a two day extension. Because you know cova and counting ballots and stuff. They certified on november eighteenth georgia certified on november twentieth pennsylvania and michigan on the twenty third nevada minnesota on the twenty fourth and and by next tuesday right. Arizona is going to certify. The thirtieth wisconsin is going to certify on the first. We're we're we're past the point in these swing states that that have you know republican. Legislators or republican governors are both for them to you know. Throw shenanigans that that people are thinking about going to happen. The states are going to certify that by one their electoral votes because biden won their electoral votes debt. Tech does not mean you can still have recounts you can have recounts up until december twelfth up until december fourteenth actually when the electors actually mean but like take georgia right the margin georgia is twelve thousand six hundred and seventy votes. There has never been a recount in american history that has overturned twelve thousand six hundred seventy quickly. I 'cause i listened to the daily. I know a lot of people. Do million americans listen to the daily and they presented the georgia recount as some sort of concession to trump. And i just didn't that didn't seem right to me. But am i wrong. Is that an accurate statement. I thought that was kind of a routine Audit check thing they do. Was that a concession. To trump. I would not interpret that as a as a concession to trump that is right under and we. We talked about this from our show immediately following election day. The difference between georgia and to his constant is that when you trigger That the the various provisions of the georgia statutes Georgia says that those recounts are paid for at taxpayer. Expense and wisconsin requires you to pay no money down and and so yeah. It does not recount. No doubt i. I i to be clear on this. I think george model is better than wisconsin's model right like if you had a grassroots candidate with no money that lost by seventy four votes right. Yeah absolutely they should get a hand recount of everything that happened in that state in order to to see if they actually want right and and we shouldn't say oh well you're going to have to put up up seven million dollar bond which is what it was actually eight million seven point something To to recount all of wisconsin. It's it's why the trump campaign didn't do that Georgia has a more What i would call a more progressive model that says if you can meet the criteria it's under a half a percent which it is Then you can request a recount. I don't have any problem. With trump availing himself of the legal mechanisms that are available to him. I will tell you that it will not matter. There's there's absolutely nothing. And and here's the significance. Okay on november twenty. Sixth two thousand. The state of florida certified that its electoral votes. Went to george. W bush everything that happened. After that and again you can listen to episodes one through four of the podcast Was about al gore attempting to supplant that certification right which you then have to prove by various standards ranging from preponderance to clear and convincing evidence. Right to say yeah you said. Bush won the state But here's clear and convincing evidence that i actually won the state. And right. that's how that's how the recounts so once we cross that threshold once we go past december one next tuesday. All the swing states right will have certified their election results and so presumptively that will make joe biden. Legally the president elect the next president rightly kits can happen and so does. Does that mean that you have zero remedies. If if there were in fact you know fraud or indeterminate cyrano. Like but you have that baseline right. It's not just oh it's all up in the air and it depends on what you know amy coney barrett says right ling. That's not where we are. We're at a place where states republican states democratic states. Whatever are certifying that joe biden won their electoral votes and is in fact president-elect of the united states. We shouldn't have to be doing this but we are. And i know we people on our side who were sort of freaking out and we've been trying to talk you off the ledge and make people leave us a little bit now..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"Leaving your house on black friday. You should be sitting there watching amazing content. Which is it's going to be It's going to be a ton of fun. We're gonna be raising money to save western civilization. Which is a little better than getting a george foreman grill and and you should still get that thing online. So there you go all right well due to intense lobbying from one of the members of this show we are finally talk about lindsey. Graham and i have been wanting to editor to do this episode for week to week a week and a half so glad that might fresher. Lobbying does work the moneyed interests. Now this is. This is just good old fashioned lobby. This is the right kind of lobbying. I have an issue. That's very important to me. Which is lindsey. graham is a criminal. And i got my lawyer friend. Andrew torres doodoo breakdown so finally we get to hear about that. We also get andrew. Is this right. I'm looking at this whiteboard. Even more andrew was right. Yeah i was ready to about pretty much everything so you should calm down. It's all going to be fine. I've been right since the election. You should you should be good with that but get to. Do we want to talk about right. It's not on the whiteboard break. Hand minutes yeah ten minutes before we record donald trump because this is how he runs the free world right. Donald trump via tweet pardoned michael. Flynn did he really do it via tweet. Yeah is official. Has that worked so someone else announced it via tweet. But i assume someone's doing the paperwork. Yeah there there will be paperwork because the paperwork has to define what is happening But the tweet is you know Michael flynn has a full pardon. And you know like this is not like the last time i saw so and so gets a full. Pardon was when thomas. I did the running man for lot. Awful movies right. It was it was that was one of the presence presence. It was one of the prizes That you could win when you won the did not in in universe but not shown on screen game show called climbing for dollars. I still love that movie if you're not if you're not a lot awful movies subscriber like i did. I don't know you're missing out on thomas. I have an awful lot of fun anyway. Yeah so twelve minutes ago. Donald j trump via twitter writes. It is my great honor to announce the general michael t. Flynn has been granted a full pardon. Full pardon is in caps rattling. That's like it's a thing. Well wouldn't have been official if he didn't capitalize. Congratulations to at general. Flynn and his wonderful family. I know you will now have a truly fantastic thanksgiving so literally. Everything about that is wrong. Is going to have a bad thanksgiving good. God i wish no not not not wrong in that way wrong in a different way but michael flynn is released on his own recognizance pending a motion Under under roof forty eight to to dismiss his case so he's not in prison. He's not detained in any way he's at. He's been at home with his family for three years. So when you start thinking about like how does. Our country handled dangerous criminals Let them hang out at home and have the holidays. That is the kind of dangerous criminal that wanders the country chanting. Lock her up. When the democratic candidate has arguably committed an inadvertent crime. But you know when when when it comes to selling your own country out to turkey Y- you get you get to hang out with your friends and family also like the congratulations. Congratulations away with crime or something. I don't know what the congratulations is we went through. So we're we're not gonna do this in the segment. This is the second plug for lot off by the way a lot. Awful movies is our bonus to patrons at the two dollar level and up Every month we take a movie that involves legal questions and we break it down and We have a lot of fun. We swear we it's it's it's great. It's the best part of the show like there. There's no doubt eleven. And this one was a like a almost a double header like there's a lot of content in their are. No there were links it. It was The ninety minute quote movie question mark Called the plot against the president and and michael. Flynn is the second most disgust person. Yeah after you wanna know why this is happening. I think that movie does. That's right. i think that's reveal a lot. But i think everybody wants to know andrew. What's the future here. is there any. There's no hope for any other state level crimes right as the and he's he gets away with it. No michael flynn's crimes are federal crimes. They are far the foreign agents. Registration act with respect to you. Know lobbying for an authoritarian regime before the us government without disclosing that you were being paid By a ruthless authoritarian who is hostile to the united states And if you don't think that's a serious thing. I then you're not list you did. You're not a listener. That's a serious crime Michael flynn was indicted for fara violations. He was not indicted in connection with The bijon coun- case. And those were all pending indictments for which guinot a non bill barr department of justice might have investigated and handed down indictments. Twenty twenty one. I imagine we have not seen the documentation. I would be stunned and in fact will put out a correction on this feed. If it's anything other than right when donald trump says full pardon that that part is going to say for any and all crimes in existence as of the the signature my signature on this document. How is that even allowed that sucks. It's a broad power. I want to say this as as plainly as possible right. My son is eighteen years old. There are people listening to the show right now. For whom lake i. it obama's second term is kinda hayes lick. All of their political. Life is the trump administration at at. And i want to tell you this it did not use to be this way for anyone right when when on his very last day in office bill clinton pardoned a number of political cronies and personal friends. That was a massive scandal. And that's and. I have to tell you i think clinton would not have done that. If al gore had won the two thousand eleven. I mean al gore did win but if al gore had been certified as the winner of the two thousand presidential election i think bill clinton would not have done that because that would have so hamstrung the first year of the gore presidency because everything al gore would have tried to do would have been met with republicans saying. Yeah but you. Democrats don't care about the norms of good government. All you care about is exercising power on behalf of your friends and cronies and that is you know pardoning three people who are friends of yours and again. I do not defend that in any way whatsoever that has been in room. bill clinton. yeah no. We're all teams. Screw bill clinton right. I hope so. I don't know so. Let's be clear on this. What donald trump has done is marginalized the office of the pardon attorney right which is an office within the department of justice. It's one that donald trump has not even tried till like staff with his sycophants because he just ignores it right like that's that's the ordinary process. And when you look at the pardons and commutations. That barack obama did those were non violent drug offender barack obama commuted over a thousand sentences We've talked about this in a previous episode. The show And that was in recognition of the fact that the standards have changed right and so people who were previously convicted on minor drug possession. Charges were subject to really unconscionably long. Mandatory minimum set sentences and An obama did something about that and and good for him The pardon power was never intended has never historically been used and when i say has never historically been used. Let's be clear about this. We did an early episode of opening arguments on whether donald trump could pardoned himself. I take the view And you'll be able to to look at it in the show notes that donald trump. Ken pardon himself. Yeah my view on that is based on the historic evolution indefinite part power which extends from the the right of the sovereign right from the king of england. Okay that's where we figure this stuff out from. And and i want to tell you in the history of western civilization right when you had you know. King beauregard the third. Or whatever like the yeah. That's kings either. Who was different. Edward or george or it is and i didn't. I did not wanna slander. The good name of king. Edward the seventeenth or whatever you do not have corrupt english monarchs from the fifteenth century using the pardon power exclusively to benefit their friends and cronies right like this was a thing that like rulers took seriously back before we had elective democracy And it's a thing that donald trump does not take seriously so. Yeah it's bad. I in no way in no way does this diminish Vour amicus brief the work that we did absolutely because we do not look at. It would have been better if we had gotten a mean. Knowing this result it would have been better if we had gotten a ruling from judge sullivan on the rule..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"State. Party so he's a party guy he is a long time party. Guy. But yes, he's very well known in south. Carolina. Democratic. Circles as well as national circles. He was at many events with all the candidates who were pursuing the party's nomination. I even ran into him at some Republican debates because he and the chairman of the State Party Matt Moore were very good friends and continue to be, and so they we called it the Matt and Jamie Show. They would just Kinda pal around the state together and actually wrote a piece about it because of of how fun it was to see both sides you know really just getting along and enjoying it all together. But no I don't think his candidacy surprised people who have been closely following South Carolina politics because of his his level of visibility and also his ability to bring in some of that national level support that in a state that really isn't going to be able to fundraise tens of millions of dollars for a Democrat the he could use his relationships to bring that money in to give his campaign the kind of visibility that he saw as necessary to go up against someone like Lindsey Graham can we talk a little bit about why he even thought? This race. was worthwhile because South Carolina is a reliably republican state. It is that when I asked Jamie, when he was beginning this whole process of running against Senator Graham, why are you doing this? What's the deal? His answer was, of course, we see Senator Graham somebody who needs to be replaced, and there should be a Democrat representing South Carolina and we don't like some of his policies but also in terms of further justification at the very beginning, you know, Jamie, said, look I have because of my longtime relationships in democratic circles I've got what it would take because he knew it was an uphill battle, but he certainly saw it as one that he could win. Ever, that some strategists have kind of written him off basically because they don't see how he can win like Josh Dossey in Washington. Post said Harrison would need to win thirty five to forty percent of the white vote in particular and he's going to be running with trump at the top of the ticket. So the question becomes are they're going to be trump Harrison voters That is a great question because in the end, it does come down to math when you think about voters who are very likely going to be going to the polls on November third and supporting president trump. I've asked strategists the same question to how do you then convince those people who are identifying with the top of the ticket to then take the next race under it. The highest level federal race we have in this state this year, and then say, no I don't want the candidate with the same letter after their name as as the top of the ticket and I think there are. Some people who say that they anticipate there will be people who vote for president trump here because they do support him for a second term, but then they may just walk away from the rest of their ballots. They may not make a choice at all for Lindsey Graham or Jamie Jamie Harrison so essentially voting against both and four both at the same time, not really accomplishing anything in that race. Who knows how much that will actually happen? There are plenty of voters here quite a number who tend to vote straight ticket. So they're just going to press the button four whichever party and have that be that for all the candidates on that slade. So there is a mountain to climb in terms of Democratic candidate who is on the ballot with President trump in a state that has a lot of support for president trump Jamie certainly thinks that he can do it. He points to a lot of reasons why supporters of president trump might not like to have Lindsey Graham around again but the voters that I've talked to. Recently and I'll continue to do so over the next month plus that we have to go If they support president trump. They also indicate support for Lindsey Graham that's a scientist sample but that is anecdotal evidence of the fact that there are plenty of supporters here for the president. And if there's another Republican candidate on the ballot, then they seem to indicate that they'll be backing that one too. So given all that, what do I make of the polls that have been showing a tight race between Lindsey Graham and Jamie Harrison I mean really tight. Yen keep getting tighter as well as all the prognostications. That race from you know very republican to sort of Republican to Leans Republican to WHO. knows. Polls are good for candidates like, Jamie. Harrison because they help him in at raising money, which is something he's continued to do one of the surveys that came out recently from Quinnipiac showing the race completely tied up in the two days after that survey came out Jamie's campaign raised two million dollars. And that is an amount that if you look back at quarterly fundraise for that race, I wrote a standalone story on quarterly fundraising, which I don't often do. But I wrote one when Jamie brought in one point five million dollars for a quarter. I mean that merited its own coverage back then, and now we're talking about more than that in just forty eight hours. There is a lot of money in this race about thirty million dollars on both sides. But the thing is airtime in South Carolina just isn't that expensive and it seems like the biggest thing the campaign spending accomplishing is raising more money for the campaign to spend. What you have seen from both of these campaigns is a high level of visibility in terms of national advertising. A lot of cable buys for both candidates as well as the third party groups who are involved in the race. Clearly, as we've noted, not everybody who watches those channels can vote in this race you what does that do for you if you're running in South Carolina well. It helps you raise more money which were already talking about how do they spend it but you know it does it for the people who really across the country for the voters who are just kind of like in it right there. They're paying the kind of attention to the overall debate for control of the Senate like as closely as reporters are in some aspects. So for those people, it probably makes them feel really jazzed up about races in different places, but it also in addition to that buys of Digital Space, the digital ads for this cycle in for several preceding, it have become more and more important because there they can be. And they can take on a lot of different formats and those can actually be micro targeted voters in certain areas. So you're focusing just on. Okay. Well, we need to make sure we shore up our support in the conservative upstate part of South Carolina, microtarget target, a lot of our digital there. That's what the campaigns are doing that does cost money, and with all this money, they can certainly do a lot of it. Have you seen how that works heard from voters like a can't open facebook without Jamie Harrison Knocking on my screen or Lindsey. Get I have heard that from voters I've also heard it from my nine year old who watches out of Youtube and feels very well versed I think in this campaign because she sees so much of both candidates. But yes, that does translate I think that they're like normal like any of us I think there are plenty of voters who probably have kind of reached the saturation level with that too. So it begs the question even with so much money, which is clearly what's necessary to run either of these campaigns. At what point? Is it really enough at what point do you perhaps start? Is there another federal race that I could run for later on and just kinda slide this cash on into that account I mean for whichever candidate isn't the winner here that will certainly leave them with a sizable war chest. If they do decide to pursue another office sometime yet, it's funny to hear you say that because. I was wondering in some ways looking at this race no democratic strategists is going to say our goal is not to win the seat. The goal is always to win the seat. But in some ways. This race makes me wonder whether. There's another goal which is just to make Lindsey Graham sweat spend a ton of money. And Make It rain for the Democrats more generally, and whether if you do that, that's an end goal in and of itself. I think that certainly, the national level Democrats have put money in attention on this race to perhaps put down a marker in terms of the overall. Let's try to get more footholds throughout the deep South in terms of that overall strategy. Even if it doesn't necessarily happen this time that it will perhaps set the groundwork for it to happen the next time, there's a piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago, which kind of hits on some of the overall democratic voting picture here in south, Carolina and the overall feeling in that piece was they feel energy for the first time in a long time some of that I think particularly in south, Carolina comes off of the Two Year Democratic presidential primary process that we had here that was something that garnered a lot of attention for the state. It also just jazzed up Democrats and of course, South Carolina was one of the earlier voting states it was really important. Absolutely. Yeah. I in the south primary and so in a place where black voters comprise the majority of the Democratic voting electorate here there. Was a lot of energy among Black Democrats particularly. But also just the party they got a lot of attention. They had a lot of events. They have a lot of fun and I think coming off that process Democrats Jamie Harrison included feel like they've got some boom F- having into the general election for the presidential race but also for the down ballots like the Senate race. Who knows exactly if that is going to translate into some wins but even if it doesn't candidates, strategists alike tell me that they see as moving in a positive direction and so even if it's not twenty twenty where Democrats win something statewide, they feel that it's going to be showing a good sign in terms of elections to come potentially for the next Senate seat that comes available or in a future.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Don't know if he saying that I. Guess IT'S TRUE I! Mean you know I've had conversations and debates with Al Sharpton I member Linda the year that I went to the. what? What is the name of his group National National Action, Action Headquarters member and I. It was a big debate, and it was me versus Reverend Sharpton and room was packed I. Mean and there was like a you know thousands outside the room banging on the door say lead us and let us in. Everybody wanted was not a big enough room of. punk James was there as we baby was with us, and you know I actually brought with me. Remember we used to call what he calls. Big cassette player things you know to play music box. Yeah, yeah, I brought one with me with tapes of Al. Sharpton and you know him. Using the n word about Mayor Dinkins, and you know other pejoratives that he used for other groups and things that he had said over the years. He didn't want me to play that during that debate, but I gotta right here Reverend I only want me to play because you said it. Because I knew he'd probably deny it. Look. I did it in and I started that debate. If you remember Linda I, because I remember like it was yesterday. And I started a debate and I said reverend before we get going. Can I ask you a couple of questions? Sure okay. Do you believe that there's one God, one creator because he was he as a young adult, he was a preacher. I mean he was young. God created all. Yeah, you believe Jesus, Christ, the son of God And saved all of our sins. Yeah, and we believe all of that together with. We're one family in Christ. I asked them that. Yes, I said I believe all that. And I said why you wrong on everything else, and it got a laugh out of the room, but it wasn't designed for laugh it just as you know if we started that fundamental level. The good people of this country that believe that. Then okay now it doesn't have to be Christianity, but whatever your faith. I'm I'm very open about people's Religions I. don't care because I think religion and belief in God and a higher calling in a higher honor in life..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"But at the end of the day there was extreme force used in a situation that it didn't offer at that point, and that's the point that we're addressing, so there's going to be all these other discussions that are happening on the periphery. We just need to deal with this moment and I heard you know a police officer earlier and he was saying. You know we're going to study this video, not the way the public is watching it. We're GONNA. Watch it frame by frame by frame. Frame by frame, and that's how this is going to be played out and examined, and that's where the real analysis will come from. What's happening now has nothing to do with George Floyd. This is all about you know the ANTIFA movement and furthering an agenda. You know the people that were protesting George Floyd were doing a peacefully. They were listening to police officers. They were trying to find common ground, and when this all started, there wasn't a single person that was out there. That thought that this was okay, so it's like we're we all rear. A number of the other officers that were minority on the scene. Yes, there were there were. There were out. We learn through everything now through the prism of identity politics, every read breaks down Okay men women African American Hispanic American Asian American White Americans. They break everything down. Demographically. We you know. And, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that. Because that's the way it's always been done in terms of polling, but at some point this country's got to get along the you know the idea that Antifa and now we know with bar and his announcement earlier. They're investigating whether and James O'Keefe his undercover video couldn't be more timely. Whether ANTIFA linked agitators or behind a lot of what's going on with these riots. I mean these videos of these bricks just happened to be staged where they expect the protests going to be in some cities. More than coincidental to me trace. Gallagher broke that report on Fox. News, that's a little scary. Black lives matter saying that we're GONNA arm ourselves and we're gonNA police, our own communities and Democrats offering support to this idea of of not having police They're the first line of defense. Let's see here. Here's the bigger issue right, so we talked about this earlier. The Washington Times released that piece were. They explained that they have all of this evidence. That shows that for months now and FA has been planning this uprising against what we consider. You know our society, you know. Know Mores norms. They just want to break out. They WANNA fight. What we call America has nothing to do with anything. Unfortunately, this terrible situation with George Floyd happening just coincided with their previously determined and planned activities so now all of these things are gelling together, and they can use this as a stepping platform so the brick showing up the milk, showing up the bag showing up, you know all of these cryptic and encrypted means of communication being able to circumvent police it. This is not an accident. This is planned one hundred percent, and then everyone gets lumped together because. People, that are peaceful protesters, we celebrate freedom of speech. Apiece protesters because they don't have permits there in the middle of the street. I cannot get home to my child because you're in. America on the sidewalk your laugh. Protesters on the sidewalk. If you have a permit to take up the street that my tax dollars go to by all means getting the street because he. For my license before I'm giving my permission to have a protest for hours and hours..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Since. July of two thousand. Depending on the setting if I were to be caught or found out. In a setting where I am president with them, it could escalate to violence against me. With the goddamn spite brass knuckles getting quotas taking. Police are going to like perfect. We can prosecute these. We're not but. If! You ruined their day. If you like hackel now she makes them feel like they look ridiculous. Outnumbered and therefore their whole. America trump thing is going to go by the wayside. Behold required lectures for prospecting members in secret and in other words bookstore. Before they open. And as part of their security culture, they require us to put our phones. In the bathroom. In next door. This bathroom is not only away from the main room where the lecture taking place, but also has a fan that muffles any sound from the room. Go goal is right is to get out and do dangerous things to safely as possible. How violent, ANTIFA or see as particular. Gas.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"That's a big problem you got Roxie got bricks. You Got Molotov cocktails being thrown around, it's. He's a scary times for a lot of people. Waiting you hear this tape. We're GONNA play later in the program today with with James O'Keefe. And showing some foreign actors and an t trying to hijack the George. Floyd protests, that's bill. Bar said that today, and what his investigation is now showing. He was out with Christopher wray elaborated on notice that these individuals have set out to sow discord an upheaval. And all you get New York. Is the governor fighting the mayor? WHO's fighting the governor and they can't agree on anything. And it's just it's pathetic to watch this and you know stores you know. Why would these stores open up again? They're losing everything. And, especially, Post Corona virus. Now, you have on Thursday the city controller of New York. Scott Stringer is-is name running to replace comrade. The blasios joined the movement to defunding NYPD. Hauling for a shift of the one point, one billion dollars over the next four years away from the department towards vulnerable communities, most impacted by violent police and structural racism, and why PD by the way has a six billion dollar annual budget, all that would be cuts of eighteen percent. That is going to have a dramatic effect on the ability of police. Officers do their job. You had a New York by the way video of looters fleeing the scene in a you know three hundred and fifty thousand dollar luxury Rolls Royce Wow. Sadly sad story in the New York Post About A. Young African American woman in Iowa. She was shot dead in the midst of all of this. It's. Unbelievable! I never thought I'd see a lot of this in this country and we've seen a lot, and you watch Obama and Biden go out to not a word about innocent people including innocent law enforcement officers that have been targeted and killed. Hey Sean Hannity here and I think we spend a live less time owing our lawns on a little more time.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"One, Sean. You want to be a part of this extravaganza. We have some amazing. new tape will break it on the program here today. On Hannity, tonight James O'Keefe Founder Project Veritas they were able to. Really in a covert fashion, usual project Veritas Way. They went undercover exposing ANTIFA. Now where at a moment where? A lot of things are happening as it relates to this push now it's going to be interesting to watch the Democrats, and and what side they fully come down on this. My guess you know Barack. Obama didn't talk about the police yesterday and neither to Joe Biden, and all these cops gone through all the different. Shootings that have taken place, civilians and police officers all the chaos, all looting all the criminals you know all around the streets, and not a whole lot of control by the police department on any side, and you know they we. We have all these people getting hurt needlessly. You've got to protect innocent people and innocent property, and all of this and so far a lot of cities are not doing it. You have the president. He has to be asked by the governors and the mayors, but the health. They're now going out of their way to say we don't want your help. Well, they need it and the places that have accepted the help of the president, including areas in DC and Minnesota where by the way the memorial service for George Floyd is ongoing as we speak because. We have now these groups in particular. You, know we portrays. Gallagher did a report two nights in a row about how? Mysteriously. You got what looks like. Breaks and things being staged in areas where they anticipate that the protesting is going to take place, but we're now we've we've seen enough. People injured and enough people killed. A. Lot of people severely injured some people still fighting for their lives. We had two more police officers in New York City's shot last night, one stab last night. You know we all want. Justice is not even an issue as it relates to. George Floyd that there's much disagreement at all LAN hardly at all. You know but what about justice for the Saint? Louis Police Captain David Corn adorns his name shot and killed by looters. And we seek justice for all of the innocent citizens severely injured in these violent riots that were all witnessing night after night, or what about the four police officers in Saint Louis? They were shot during the quote non violent protests. To Demand Justice. We have one cop and Vegas. He was shot in the back of the head by a rioter the three buffalo new. York, officers intentionally run over by.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Into America
"To stand up and we can do that. This is much you can hear the turn out. That night wasn't great. Courtney was one of just about a dozen people to show up proof. That Harrison still has a ways to go if he wants to gain ground against Lindsey. Graham Courtney's parents voted for Graham in the past but she's excited to throw her support behind Harrison. Now five dollars every month just a little bit to support His campaign his mission. Do you think Jamie Harrison has a shot at winning this race? Prayerfully so South Carolina's a very difficult state. Especially when you're coming hard and strong at someone who has been in a position of power for so long so hopefully we have enough people who are ready to support an agent of change. I pray so a hope that his name begins to become more saturated indifferent home so that he becomes a household name that people recognize and not just recognize off of name but off of what he actually wants to put in place. Three hours away in. Greenville that's what John Road is trying to do. Make Jamie Harrison a household name. I'm your boots on the ground. I'm your ears on the ground to me. That's volunteer for campaign. Does you are the ears. You are the boots. Are you doing nine months out from the election? Some people still aren't paying attention to this race if you don't mind May I ask You You're thinking about for the upcoming Senate race against Lindsey Graham. The moment just been working so much time. Just check out but were working right now a lot of times to rain but this guy likes what John has to say about Jamie Harrison. So we agreed to look into them. I will we'll John. That's a win. Thanks to take some time off to get some rest.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Into America
"Ooh Lindsey Graham is a power player after serving four terms in the House of Representatives. Graham one is first Senate race in two thousand and two. He was reelected in two thousand eight and again in twenty fourteen and after eighteen years in the Senate he looms large. He sits on the Appropriations Committee the Committee on Foreign Relations. And He's chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He's visible joining me. Now Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina Senator. Welcome back to meet the press a fixture in the Sunday morning shows. Bram is also known for his friendship. With another prominent Republican the late Arizona Senator John McCain they were so close that McCain even had a nickname Graham he called him little jerk and McCain died in two thousand eighteen Graham delivered a heartfelt tribute on the Senate floor. He could be tough but the joy that you receive from being with him will sustain you for a lifetime and I am so lucky to have been in his presence. You told me that principle and compromise are not mutually exclusive and the foundation of a great person as well as right nation to John Routes. Who's now at camping? Democrat McCain was the ideal leader this is a man who serves country honorably he was a POW Vietnam War he went through Hale in. He had the I'll say ability but sometimes I think it was more of a gift. He had the the gift to reach across the aisle. He didn't care what other people felt. I don't say that he didn't care about your feelings or thoughts but if he is convictions in his passions knew that he was going down the right road he followed them. They'll let you know what kind of politician and leader he was. That's what I want to see. Return I want that passion.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Hey guys you've heard of the young Turks podcast because you're listening to right now but make sure the proprio panel Giancarlo Franchesca great to see you all right so we got a big our as we always do big show is we always too little twisty twist though normally no conversation on the Friday show meaning we never talk no the last half hour that we normally do Monday through Thursdays an interview with that we call the conversation but we do have one today on Friday and this with bill mckibben so Ooh I think there's GonNa love that and what are you talking about you know Medicare for all sports oh totally watch minutes exciting take Tock Tick Tock they copied I was thinking I don't think that I'm GonNa Charge them anyways seriously we have a story about climate change in this hour John also puts on in the show Friday show and every time he does embrace me out in a cold sweat panic because the numbers are so bad were in so much trouble it's honestly it's way worse than I realized and I thought it was pretty bad so combination story today in the mckibben you'll see we we'll make sufficiently panic okay but speaking of panic donald trump should be panicking. That's where we're GONNA start with why would he panic Lindsey Graham on his side Oh that's where we shing story Lindsey Graham wants to prove donald trump but he's got his back or is it depends on what trump wants but look he's definitely in support of him and he had this legal maneuver that he was going to do to try to show that this entire impeachment process is pretty pointless you sure you impeach him in the House but he wanted to get all of the Republic hands on his side in the Senate to prove that this thing is going to die there so why even bother on Thursday he announced that he put forth a resolution condemning the house impeachment inquiry by mid afternoon when he announced it the resolution has been watered down to a plea for a different and more transparent process Now I want to give him a chance to explain sort of what he was thinking about here is this resolution puts the Senate on record condemning the House for the future the presidency we cannot allow future presidents in this president to be impeached based on inquiry in the House has never been voted upon that does not allow the president to confront the witnesses against him call witnesses on his behalf and cross examined people are in him of misdeeds all I'm asking is give Donald Trump the same rights as Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton had when it comes to impeachment and here's the point of the resolution any impeachment Vote based on this process to me is illegitimate is unconstitutional and should be dismissed in the Senate without a trial Yeah well that would be convenient because of course they don't have to go on the record in the trial what's interesting there is that again this whole strategy is not about actually trying to argue the Donald trump hasn't Broken any laws that what he did was acceptable it's all just the process is unfair and look at her they're having these depositions behind closed doors with Democrats and Republicans that sort of inconvenient let's ignore that and we just don't like that issue is the back ninety eight Lindsey Graham had a very different approach to how this process should be conducted back when it was a Democrat that was being impeached. I'm not here to tell you that Donald Trump's done nothing wrong I'm not here to tell you anything other than that the way they're going about it is really dangerous for the country the depositions I think will determine whether or not we go forward with hearings I think it's a very Mart thing to do is to depose these people and find out what they've got to say and not drag this thing out on necessarily so he was okay with it back in one thousand nine eight now I mean the thing is kind of pointless even play this because obviously he bit hypocritical and literally everything that he said back in the ninety s and it doesn't really seem to matter but let's just be clear Republicans refined with the way things were conducted back then they just don't happen to like find anything about Lindsey Graham is there was a moment last week with the serious stuff and the Kurds were it was like ooh comes Lindsey Graham growing a little bit of a backbone and that was just Bam thank you Ma'am done deal sanctions on on Turkey turns off Turkey like and we're back to where we were and everyone is just you know the the diamonds girl's best friend music video or whatever with airland monroe come of course of course of course does anyone with any real culture does John but like all Republicans are just like they're just like the rolling out every kind of red carpet and like handing out diamonds to trump whatever they can do here please sit on me like I'm just reminded of that scene and I think that's trump would be happy to be compared to Monroe well below most ladder amorous yeah that would yes that would be the best person he's we're gonNA okay so I dismissed the so-called subsidized things allegations whatever of the Republicans and then I want to talk about a larger picture so first of all as you saw with your own eyes there he thought secret depositions great back when he was doing impeachment of Bill Clinton now he doesn't as John pointed out so dismiss it this is it out of hand the media should dismiss it out of hand okay you're a liar let's move on Okay and then secondly there's no all my God would there well during the Clinton and Nixon things they had a boat to be in the proceedings now do you need no in fact a judge ruled today you do not need a vote it is not any part of the constitutional process it is it wasn't it federalist papers it's not historical it's not any lynching what would the point why are they saying that this is important other than a reason to discount it would be the purpose of the vote vote in the end roll it I think also I think it behooves them Republicans to slow roll this like I've been very concerned for of all year impeachment should have happened a while ago so glad it it is happening now but I do think that Republican strategy is to slow roll it focus on the process it's always been whether you know whether it's the Muller report whether it's whoever is leaking information it's always shooting the Messenger it's always the problem of process rather on the actual crime that was committed so look at the thing that I wanna cut through here is it doesn't matter what the Republican charges are because a if whatever one summer just flat out massive hypocrisies they don't care they don't care about it being true they don't care about it being consistent and if you if they were sufficiently embarrassed by their positions they just find new things to complain about so what matters the most is not that it is the Republicans efforts some muddy the water and and then okay but there are two other factors here so was the Democratic Party and unfortunately there really really bad at this so I was trying to somebody at a breakfast today who is really smart guy follows the news but it's not at all involved in politics he said to me at totally did I don't understand it seems like only the Republicans are making their points and so he's not like a diehard progressive or anything like that he's just like why is it that only the serving their points and I never hear the Democrats counter them he's like I happen to know the these points are not correct but I like what's going on here and that's the thing that Democrats are so bad so the Republicans rush to the media and go oh my God closed to regular people aren't long if that's true or historical or assistant etc just hearing Republicans yelling and then the third party in the media and the media then goes onto and partly guilty of doing it in this segment of having a debate because they brought it up about a nonsense issue what if they had said you know this is outrageous process obviously cannot be prosecuted because he was more than Jordan fifty bounds everybody knows that it's you know next was under two hundred and fifty thousand click was to forty nine and he does it right and the media is like all right let's move made of cheese or is it is it not pro cheese anti cheese I mean that's the thing is like the Our problem is that we we like to both sides it we want it to be open we want the media to be accessible to people but we have to keep restating the facts the facts here that this is it's a closed door hearing but it's not partisan meaning there are Republicans behind those closed doors they're not the brooks brothers who stormed the hearings the other day but there are Republicans in that hearings the idea that it's secret is wrong we have to keep on re saying that over and over again and and and especially and Lindsey Graham acknowledged back in the nineties this isn't the actual inquiry these are the initial depositions they're talking to these people to decide are they credible they need to be involved in the actual thing which will take place later on I mean we're we're way away from the actual trial we're not even at the judiciary committee yet there's just initial fact-finding with some of these witnesses being done by both Democrats and Republicans nothing controversial about that following rules that Republicans themselves set up exactly two big had to make clear yesterday right yeah and so key but I think there have been Democrats who are saying that but for sure they don't come out with the same fire they don't come out I mean it's funny because when I was I watched this the like the a House Republicans storm the hearings that reminded me the only time the Democrats had done something similar which was for healthcare like compared one is just fawn and show how loyal you are to this criminal president and the other is for healthcare like but anyway I'll just say that I think that Democrats don't often package their message in it has that fighting spirit so last things here on this topic so I mentioned it earlier today it just happened Chief Judge Barrel Howl of US District Court in Washington DC so you do not need a vote the impeachment inquiries that none of that is in any way required so there's a judge with a lengthy uh opinion stating the facts of the case so the Appeals Court in Greece with her which they unless there's stack with trump appointees will certainly agree with her because she's right about the facts she's right about the law and she also said the Democrats can get the grand jury testimony from the Molar case you don't have to Redo a year investigation and in fact it would be unfair to the president if there is exculpatory in for information there that he does not have access to because it's being hidden away ingrained testimony so the whole thing Graham says well he's not allowed to cross examine it was witnesses first of all as a political proceeding not a legal proceedings so it's not a normal criminal the second world that's not even true the actual trials happen happens in the Senate where they'll be able to cross examine everyone to no end so this is just the beginning of the inquiry just done in the exact rules that the Republicans laid out okay so that's the facts of the case but guys if you're saying all right look you're saying the Democrats very good at this and the media constantly debates everything fifty fifty we know okay so Jiang what's your constructive critique for those parties first of all the.
"lindsey graham" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"It's Condoleeza Rice Jewish when Colin Powell got on the floor was the UN or the Senate says, Saddam has these weapons, and blah, blah, blah. I mean what point John McCain? Yes, w bright, Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham, he's not Jewish. He's just gay, just really, really gay. You shouldn't be doing that outing people. Oh, yeah. Really? Yeah. I can't out Lindsey Graham. Yeah. I don't have any personal knowledge. I'm not actually outing making fun of his goofy accent. Okay. All right. Sorry. I didn't mean to offend you with that I don't care about adding warhawks, they can be added for anything. Well, then very quickly everyone becomes warhawks same thing about racist. You know what I mean? Bidding. It's a slippery slope. Once you decide who's okay out. Okay. Fair enough Lindsey Graham, he'll have a traveling group of women in the White House, every in the White House. I'll take him take him at his word on that. Okay. I don't think that was gonna offend you. All right. Fair enough. I shouldn't do that. I apologize to Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham listens to the show regularly, so okay. We'll see if he accepts my apology, Alex plane. Why after this, hold on. Let me get paper. Sure. Okay. All right. Well, we are coming up against the end of time. I really do highly recommend this book to people. I really loved I like I couldn't put this book down. If I was if I didn't have a kid, I would've finished this book in two days, and I'm not a particularly fast reader, I was just like glued to it. But I do I have a baby. So it's, you know, baby keeps waking up and then you've got to deal with that you're like, all right. Have to put the book down, but I really loved it, man. And I think this was a really just it was a great topic. You were the perfect person to write this book. I love to writing south really fucking funny. Like the so many lines and there that just had me. It's like in the same sense that people who know I know a lot of people listen to your podcast because right here on the network, but people who know you're kind of wit and sense of humor. It really comes across in the book. And so, yeah, I highly recommend people check it out the new right a journey to the fringe of American politics. And I don't know anything any final thoughts on the book or something, you want to say to push people to go buy it audible. You can also. Listen to it and get all those voices. You are welcome. There we go. All right, everybody. You're welcome with Michael malice is, of course, right here on gas digital network. It's every Tuesday at twelve thirty streams live, and then it's up on itunes YouTube and all that. Good stuff. He's also the host of a Nightshade over at compoundmedia. Of course the book we didn't talk about. We've talked about in the past, dear reader, which also phenomenal book. I highly recommend and anything else you wanna plug. All right. Thank you, so much, really enjoyed this episode man. And of course you can catch up Michael mel's on seventy five other podcast this week as well. I hope we had a somewhat of a some different points. Rayon. Baseball. Yeah. Okay, good. So I'm glad I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again for coming in. All right. That's it for part of the problem. We'll be back on Monday with a brand new episode piece..
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Daily
"From New York Times, I'm Michael Barr. This is the deal. Today two years ago, he called Donald Trump, a Kook a big crazy and unfit for office. Now, he lavishes praise on the president at every turn what happened to Lindsey Graham. It's Tuesday March fifth. I mean, you don't even know which way the wind is blowing with the sky. Well, I'm talking actually about Lindsey Graham. I don't know what happened to the Lindsey Graham that I knew because he hasn't been showing up lately seems to be adrift morally, politically, I think it's mystifying to a lot of people. It certainly miss defined to me what happened to Lindsey Graham, what happened to Lindsey Graham, Lindsey Graham, blah, what happened to Lindsey Graham. The thing about Lindsay Graham is is one of these figures in Washington that comes with kind of a non verbal reaction at this point. Mark Leyva veg wrote about Graham for the New York Times magazine, you mentioned his name anytime over the last six months to twelve months, and you get this combination. Grimness? Shrug follow up question. Yeah. What's going on? And in all the sort of Trump era Republican mysteries. When we ask ourselves. What happened to this person? Why is this person changing his or her mind so much now about Donald Trump Lindsey Graham, kind of is the? Signature mystery of the Trump era is far as what these conversions look like. Lindsey Graham grew up in a very small town in South Carolina. The town of central South Carolina and his parents owned a bar there called the sanitary cafe and they own it. But they lived in an apartment right behind the bar. The shared a restroom with the patrons of the bar. And he went from there is the first member of his family to go to college. His parents died when he was in his early twenties. He joined the military eventually got into politics, and then was elected to congress and eventually was elected to the Senate where over the years, he's become known as kind of a reliable conservative pretty partisan Republican Lindsey Graham through the Bush years still Bama care from day one voting against the Obama years. He led the fight on Benghazi demanding he was known as someone who was a truth teller within his caucus. He's been a champion for our military veterans and a fighter for South Carolina. He was seeing much likes. Cain was as someone who you could have a conversation. You could deal with all eyes on Lindsey Graham and another democratic member trying to come up with some sort of bipartisan compromise and really want a lot of bipartisan respect a lot of respect across the aisles took on some pretty unpopular issues within his caucus eighty percent of the people at light CDs. Kids have a better life eighty percent of the people light to begin to fix broken immigration system. Immigration. We won't be debating about the science. We'll be debating about this Aleutians climate change. I mean, he was a big deal maker to this day is remembered and remember to sort of a key word because it's very past tense as someone who could speak some truth to power and someone who was seen as a reasonable independent conservative. Lemme tell you about center McKay. And he also was like a side kick the Gilligan to John McCain's skipper. He would die for this country. I love him to death. He was always the two of them had sort of similar sense of humor reason why. Is not married is because he can't find anyone that loves him as much as he. And was always again, very derivative of the energy that John McCain brought to everything that John McCain did. So two thousand fifteen I'm Lindsey Graham, and I'm running for president of the United States Lindsey Graham two thirds going to run for president he lost. So I never liked him as much after that. Because I don't like and relegates Donald Trump insults. John McCain war here. He's award. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay. I hate to. Is John McCain a euro? And Donald Trump said, no, he's not I like people who weren't captured. I don't need a poll the tell Donald Trump is not good to say that John McCain's loser. Because it was captured in a time of war, windy Graham, McCain best friend was extremely took great umbrage at this. I don't care if he drops out stay in the race. Just stop being jackass called Trump. I think it was a jackass. Can I got called the jackass by this guy? And then I said to myself. Hey, didn't this guy? Call me like four years ago. Yes, Donald Trump. Then at a campaign event decided I wrote the number down. I don't know if it's the right number. Let's try to to yell out Wednesday Graham cellphone number which to my memory has never been done before in American politics predictably the crank calls the threats commenced immediately, Lindsey Graham cell phone. I think he's a Kook I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office. So the phone thing happens the relationship did not improve. Over the course of the campaign. He's race baiting. Zena phobic religious big to say the least. And then even when Donald Trump was elected, even when he became president, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain were still none too happy with the fact that Donald Trump was president they kind of held their powder for a while, they weren't terribly vocal. But there were certain the Cajun's where Lindsey Graham was actually quite vocal and really wasn't trying to hide his feelings at all after the Charlottesville demonstration, and ultimately murder, our president the United States, and these people showed sympathy toward me and my gender. It would bother me. And I would urge the president to dissuade them the fact that he's sympathetic to their goals. Lindsey Graham was extremely outspoken about how the president should not have spoken out seemingly in favor of the white. Nationalist Custer calls is hate it is unamerican they are domestic terrorist. And we need more from our president on this issue. And also about the summer later when? Donald Trump and President Putin had that joint press conference in Helsinki. And the president seemed to side with President Putin over the conclusion of his own intelligence that Russia meddled with the election of twenty sixteen. He's misjudging. I don't think he was paired as well. As the should've been Lindsey Graham was not shy at all about speaking out. This was a NIST opportunity we reinforced and narrative that's bad for us as a nation. It came across a week. But then something weird happened. I am like the happiest dude. We've got a president and national security team that I've been dreaming of for eight years out light the president. I wanna help him a hope he's successful. He's been a friend to me. President Trump has the smarts and the moral courage to listen to his generals. I am all in keep it up down eleven. Sure, you're watching a President Trump deserves the Nobel peace prize, and then some fee don't light me working with President Trump to make the world a better place. I don't give a shit. So that's what people are asking what happened to Lindsey Graham. And I was asking myself. I mean, I don't think there was a sharper pivot from vehemently anti-trump to enthusiastically pro-trump more so than Lindsey Graham within the Republican party. So I decided that I would spend some time Lindsey Graham and see if I could ask him enough questions that maybe he could shed some light on this for me. Chair
"lindsey graham" Discussed on The Young Turks
"I think these government shutdown a little silly because they don't really shut the government down do want him to to reopen as soon as possible because I care about the human beings who are federal employees who were being treated terribly at this point. But the bottom line is I think that they could have a deal if you know if the word the fencing slash steel slats, right and they gave dreamers permanent protection. That would be a deal worth making. Yeah. I mean, the permanent protection is key. I'm not having a conversation about temporary workers visas, and I'm definitely not having a conversation about let's just pass the spending Bill now, and we'll do a standalone Bill later. No don't be stupid at this point. It was stupid in the past to take Republicans out their word, and is Chuck Schumer learned McConnell had no interest. In proposing a standalone Bill much less having a vote on the Senate floor now with that said one of my favorite exchanges about this issue happened between Dana bash on CNN and Lindsey Graham. And it was about the issue of who pays for the border wall. Now, Trump campaigned saying, and we all thought it was a joke that Mexico would pay for the wall. Well, what happened with that Lindsey Graham's about to answer the question? He did say that this is a campaign promise to build a wall. But he also said Mexico would pay for it not the American taxpayers. What happened to that? Well, I'm not asking Mexico to pay for American people to pay for it. Yeah. Well, at the end of the day, we'll see how the NAFTA deal. I think he'll claim that Mexico is paying more under the new NAFTA deal. But I'm not talking about what he said during the campaign. I'm talking about what we can do now to open up a government that needs to be opened up. The coast guard's going to get paid here soon. I'm not asking Mexico to pay for it. I'm asking the American people to pay for it. That's a direct quote from Lindsey Graham, and he is also the typical politician who will turn around and argue that we don't have money to fund our schools. We don't have money to give students student loan debt relief. We don't have money to offer healthcare universal healthcare. I mean, this is such a ridiculous conversation. And it's again, look five billion dollars in the grand scheme of things might be a drop in the bucket. But I don't consider it a drop in the bucket. When you when you look at the number of people living in poverty in the. Country that Republicans want to turn their backs on in by cutting food stamps, and whatever government programs there are so Lucy you won't do find billion out of the defense department is going to go to defense contractors to pay for the wall. My guess is you're going to say, no because their your benefactor's. So, hey, look, you got Donald Trump to bloat that defense budget up. And now it's gargantuan it's seven hundred and fifty billion dollars or just take five out of there. You're not gonna agree because that's your donors Lindsay. You're gonna make the American people pay again when it comes to walls and wars, Lindsey Graham, and his fellow Republicans can always find the money when it comes to educating your kids giving them healthcare giving you higher wages somehow..