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"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Attorney General Morrissey, what is the website for your campaign, not for the attorney general's office, but for Pat Morrissey for governor? So people can go to patrickmorrissey.com. That's two r's, one f.com, patrickmorrissey.com. And look, I'm grateful when people are willing to help out. You know, we're running against different people, self-funding folks and a part of the political dynasties. And I'm just working hard every day. Hugh, I'm going to tell you something. You know what I'm most proud about for the campaign so far? We've been getting so much grassroots support. We had over 7,200 donors. I think 90 percent or so of them gave under 100 bucks or so. That's a big deal because we're not only going to have the resources we need and the best record in the field, we're going to have grassroots enthusiasm that no one else can touch. Now I want people to know, Governor Justice and you got school choice, universal school choice. You may have been a touch ahead of Doug Ducey and Mark Brnovich, I'm not sure, but you got there and you got universal school choice. Teachers unions are going to try and dismember that in Ohio, in West Virginia, in Arizona, in Florida, in Iowa, wherever it is. How are you protecting it? Because that's important to the future of your state. Well, it is. School choice is actually critical for driving educational attainment and Hugh, I've successfully to date defended our charter school law and our school choice law. We had the most expansive school choice law in the nation. I think at this point, Arizona, in Florida may have gone further. As governor, I'm going to go even further because the concept to you is that money should follow the child. And so we went into court and the teachers unions came and they hit and they hit and they did stop it for a period of time in court. But I think the right result occurs because the Constitution of West Virginia knows that ultimately these are dollars to further educational attainment. So I'm going to continue the robust legal defense and I'm going to keep making the point that not only should money follow the child, but that parents need to play the central role in the education, the development of children. And we're not going to let these radical bureaucrats dictate all the curriculum without very rigorous oversight. So in West Virginia, you're going to start to see some very aggressive policies that you haven't seen in other places before to put those kids first. Now, Attorney General Morrissey, another thing I want to ask you about, and it's out of left field, I hope you're ready for this, name, image and likeness legislation is unique to each state. Each state has to regulate the athletes who are coming, for example, to West Virginia. I just listened to the ACC preview on Buckeye Talk, the best podcast in sports. And they're not so optimistic about West Virginia doing so well this year. And the Mountaineers have typically been pretty good. But, you know, you need an NIL law that's up to date with everybody else. Where is West Virginia on that? And do you think this is an area where the federal government might actually be welcome? Look, I'm a big believer you in the role of the states. And so I would always want to look and see what's going on in West Virginia. West Virginians care very passionately about Mountaineer football and basketball. And as you know from reading the articles, there have been some real challenges on the West Virginia men's hoops side recently. But we have a pretty robust NIL program in West Virginia. It's actually a great place for kids to come because it's a state that's going to welcome all student athletes. So I do think that I'd like to start on the state level and look at that. I always think it's important to analyze, you know, you want the free market to exist. But at the same time, you want to have some of the basic consumer protections in place so it's not subject to corruption or abuse. And so I'm going to look closely at that. And obviously, as governor, talk with WVU, talk with Marshall and talk with others. Because in this day and age, you have to be competitive with all of the universities around the country. But at the same time, we have to remember these are student athletes and we have to remember they're in college and there is a difference between being in school and not. You know what worries me, General Morrissey, is that these are kids, right? They're kids. And they have agents. And I only know one agent, Evan Brennan. I taught him con law and Evan is out in Utah. He's doing a great job. I asked him to come on the show to explain this. I am afraid of unethical agents shaking down their athletes with promises of money that don't end up in their bank account. And I'm afraid of athletes spending the money. I mean, how do you regulate agents in West Virginia? Well, look, I think that there are a lot of ways that you can make sure that people aren't engaging in unethical practices. And Hugh, as you probably know, I've led the charge and been very aggressive pushing back against an overreaching CFPB. Because when the feds took the huge power grab on CFPB many, many years ago, I thought that displaced a lot of the state's consumer protection efforts. States have primacy in consumer protection. And I do think that that's an opportunity for us. And if people touch on our state laws or they're engaging in fraudulent activity under our state laws, that still allows us to reach them. So that's why I think it's always important to look at that issue first, as opposed to having the federal government be the solution for everything. States get to solve problems a little bit better. I would worry, quite frankly, Hugh, about what this Congress would do in this regard. Now, I'm open to thinking about this issue a little bit more, but I'm always a believer first to start looking at solving problems at the local level before you go to the feds. Well, you know what? I would suggest you get all the big 10 AGs because they're going to be the smartest and the best ones. And then they get their little brothers in the ACC together and then you all work it out because I would not trust the SEC AGs to do this. Would you? Listen, I think that right now you're looking at the big 12. It's going to be coming, a rising of the big 10. I have great respect for as well. You know, I'm anxious for the demise of the SEC, no doubt about that. All right. So let me let me finish with the campaign for governor. I have only been through West Virginia a few times and my buddy Matt Lewis lives up there and I'm reading his new book. What is the key issue to West Virginians and the governors? Because we got to hold that state house. We got to absolutely hold that state house. Joe Manchin might get desperate and run against you. I think that would be crazy of him because I think you'll kill him. But what do you think? What is the key issue on West Virginia voters' minds? Hugh, there are a couple of things. First of all, West Virginia is a poor, the federal overreach coming in. It seems like the Biden administration is targeting our state and you look at all those EPA rules, that's devastation and we have to block them. But I think that the core issue that the next governor is going to face would be how to drive the workforce participation levels up way up in West Virginia. The fact is, Hugh, that the state has been bleeding population and we have the lowest workforce participation rate. I'm really going to focus like a laser beam on changing that. We're going to do a lot in terms of VOTEC education. We're going to do a lot more to take advantage of the deregulatory efforts, whether it's licensing reform, whether it's deregulatory reform. You know what excites me most about doing it as an old regulatory lawyer? We're going to look at every single regulation in West Virginia. We're going to compare it with all the states we touch. We're going to get rid of all the unneeded, dilapidated ones. I think that's one of the ways we're going to start to drive our workforce rate up. Well, good luck to you. PatrickMorrissey.com. 2R's, 1S. PatrickMorrissey.com. If you want to help out in West Virginia, let's keep that a red state. PatrickMorrissey2R's, 1S.com. Thank you, General. I'll be right back. America, stay tuned. I'm Hugh Hewitt from Studio North.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Justice Barrett wrote a concurrence there, which I think is as important as the opinion in West Virginia versus EPA last year. So, Mr. Lear, having put all that in to the record on the radio, a week from today, Senator Durbin and White House are pushing what I view as an unconstitutional bill, an attempt to regulate the Supreme Court, which is an independent branch. Does that bill have any prayer of making it into law? No, every single Republican on the Judiciary Committee is opposed to it. The Chief Justice can take care of whatever standards the Supreme Court needs to adhere to. Congress does not have the legal authority to dictate to the Supreme Court how they should handle these matters. That's it. That is that you can impeach. That's the only thing the Congress can do about a justice. Now, Mr. Leader, we all have opinions. There have been three controversies in the last two months. A blown up controversy about Justice Thomas and Harlan Crow. We've got a blown up controversy about Justice Alito on a fishing trip 15 years ago. And then we have Justice Sotomayor shaking down three point seven million dollars in book royalties from colleges and universities. Of those three, do any of them concern you? No. You know, the court, many of the liberals on the court have also accepted gifts. And it's just an effort to try to target this new Supreme Court. If they can't get their way on the merits, they go after the court itself. Chuck Schumer, for example, earlier went over to the Supreme Court, called out two of the members by name and said they'd pay a price if they ruled a certain way. When they can't get their way before the court, they simply try to destroy the reputation of the court. This is the same people who want to all of a sudden have term limits for Supreme Court justices or age requirements. They'll do anything to try to destroy the court. And they've had some success in driving down the approval rating in the Supreme Court. They have. But I wonder, is there any change to their proposed law after the Justice Sotomayor story came out? Because when they were working on the Alito and Thomas stories, they had kind of an open field. All of a sudden, they're going to run over Justice Sotomayor with any rule they come up with, because that's a pretty bad story from AP, not from ProPublica. But AP actually has a better reputation for being at least less partisan than ProPublica. What do you think? Are they going to draw back their fangs a little bit after that got out in the middle of the road? Well, I don't know. Durbin, who's the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, says they'll take this bill up next week. So we'll find out, at least in committee, who votes how. But you're right. Sotomayor. And the liberals on the Supreme Court have also accepted gifts. And these articles, of course, downplay that and play up Justice Thomas. Now, you warned your old colleague, now gone, Harry Reid, not to break the filibuster, but he did. I think there's a warning here. They've got to know about these attempts to delegitimize the court. Is it going to end up delegitimizing the liberal justices? Do they have any concern over that? You would think so. You would think so. I think we'll know a lot more about whether they're really going to dig in on this. If Schumer were to try to put it on the floor, that would be an indication they abused this as a major matter. The attempt to delegitimize the court is coming from Democrats. There are a few vulnerable Democrats out there. John Tester, Sherrod Brown, I can think of a couple more. Are any of them going to be forced to vote on this? Because it does not work with the public. Nobody wants to go out to the court and the public except the hard left. Well, that will be up to Schumer to decide whether he wants the advantage of being the majority leader. I've been the majority leader and I've been the minority leader. The majority is better. It will be up to Schumer to decide whether to try to turn this into a major issue or just another item that goes nowhere. Do you think John Tester wants to vote on a bill about the Supreme Court? I don't think so. You're right. They've got three incumbents likely in very hard races. Sherrod Brown and Joe Manchin. My guess is they'd probably rather not deal with this. You know, Senator Manchin is dead Senator walking in terms of electoral re-ability because Justice is going to win there. Is he going to run for re-election, do you think? Is he what? Going to run for re-election, Joe Manchin? We don't know. We don't know. He has a very formidable opponent, Governor of West Virginia, Governor Justice, and it's not clear yet what Senator Manchin is going to do. John Tester is online saying you handpicked. You, Mitch McConnell, handpicked his opponent in Montana. I don't believe that, but I hope you're supporting him because he looks pretty good. No, that's ridiculous. The candidate he's talking about is supported by the Governor of Montana and the other Senator from Montana. They're the ones who recruited this candidate. So, Leader McConnell, I want to close by asking you about a surprise I had last time I was up in the Senate talking to a bunch of Republican Senators. The number one discussion was on name, image, and likeness. I was kind of blown away by this because Ohio State's got quite an advantage and I'm not willing to have the Senate legislate in that area. But does this come up a lot? I know you're a Louisville Cardinal fan and I know I listened to the ACC rundown yesterday on Buckeye Talk and they're not supposed to win the conference this year, but do you think there is a federal role in name, image, and likeness? Well, I think the colleges would like us to step in. The problem is if they don't come behind a particular proposal, we'll screw it up going through the legislative process. What I've said to them repeatedly is before we can act, we have to know what you want. It's a complicated subject. The Supreme Court decided nine to nothing. The way college athletics were being handled was violation of antitrust laws, so there's no substitute for us acting legislatively. It's a pretty big mess right now. What is Kentucky doing? I know you're close to the Cardinals, I know you care about the University of Kentucky, all the schools in Kentucky. What's the situation in Kentucky? Can they compete against, for example, Ohio State to the north? Yeah, they can. Each of the states are trying to act independently. Some states have passed legislation, some haven't. The biggest change, of course, is the portal transfers done immediately without sitting out and the ability to earn money in the NIL era. It's very complicated. We have a patchwork of state laws across the country that have done different things. They probably do need a federal solution, but we need them to come behind something and give us a recommendation as to what most colleges think would work. This is where I think Charlie Baker had to come up. Let me close with the NDAA, Senator. There are some House Republicans who want to cut off aid to Ukraine. That would be a disaster. I think it's a handful. Do you expect the NDAA to get done, and do you expect continued aid to Ukraine to flow? Yeah, we need the NDAA. The debt ceiling budget deal is not adequate for defense. It's important to win in Ukraine. I think it's the most important challenge in the whole world right now, and we can't afford to let the Russians win it. Amen to that. Senator McConnell, thank you for joining me. When I grow up, I want to work for a woke company. Like, super woke. When I grow up, I want to be hired based on what I look like rather than my skills. 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I am joined now by West Virginia Attorney General and the next, I believe, Governor of West Virginia, Pat Morrissey. Good morning, Mr. General Morrissey. How are you? I am doing well with you. I'm sorry about the video challenges, but I will tell you, it's great to be with you today. Love your show. Be fun to see you again. There's a lot of stuff going on and I'm looking forward to talking with you today. You're my second favorite attorney general after David Yost. I don't want you to be misled. David Yost is from Ohio and they have better lawyers up there. Nevertheless, it's great to have you on. General, when did you decide to run for governor? Well, I announced on April 4th and I've been thinking about it for the previous few months. Quite frankly, Hugh, when I looked at the needs that West Virginia had and some of the challenges that our country faced, I thought I could really make a huge difference as the next governor of West Virginia. Because I think, you know, and a lot of people listening know that the Republican attorneys general have really been at the forefront of going after federal overreach. And in West Virginia, I've been taking on the biggest challenges of the day, whether it's fighting off and winning against EPA and leading the charge. The West Virginia EPA case case leading against the waters of the United States rule now leading against the insane tailpipe emissions rule where they're trying to push electric vehicles, make it 67 percent penetration by 2032. When you look at all those issues and you look at successful defense of school choice, Second Amendment advocacy and the work we've done to help West Virginia lift itself up, I thought there's no better place that I could accomplish that than as governor of the great state of West Virginia.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. I've been practicing law for 40 years. I've been teaching it for 25. And for the first time in my professional life, the Supreme Court is originalist. They actually care about the original understanding of the Constitution and its amendments. And that is because of my next guest. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell from the great state of Kentucky. Good morning, Mr. Leader. Great to have you back. Good morning, Hugh. Glad to be with you. I want to talk about your Washington Post column this week and how it was received. You made the argument, I think successfully, that only 5% of the decisions of the court in the last term were 5-4. Only 9% were 6-3. I think you upset a lot of people on the left by making the argument that the court is actually not political. Yeah. Apparently because Bruce Marcus came back the next day and tried to destroy my argument, which he was unable to do. What they really don't like is this is a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution and expects the executive branch only to carry out positions that Congress has authorized. Most of the left thought of the Supreme Court as sort of an extra legislative body that would help them get whatever they couldn't get through the people's elected representatives. So that's what's up here. Mr. Leader, over the last two years, I've called it the end of the Roe era, the Roe-Bake era. Beginning in 1973, the court became very political and would often reach decisions out of thin air. I think that's over. Do you think we've entered a new era of Supreme Court jurisprudence generally? No. Okay. Tell me where I'm wrong because I see originalism history. Well, I think your column is right on the mark in every respect. And we do have a different Supreme Court, but it's one that doesn't operate outside the Constitution or clearly laws passed by elected representatives. That is, I think their biggest push is actually going to dismantle the administrative state. And I saw Ruth Marcus arguing that's bad, but I actually think that's consistent with the Constitution and the Article 1 authority. Have you got members running around who are afraid of the major questions doctrine because they're going to have to do their work? No, I don't have any. And I think the major questions doctrine makes a lot of sense. And that was on full display in the student loan issue where they used a tiny little adjustment made during the pandemic to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in student loans by people who can afford to pay them back.
A highlight from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joins Hugh to talk SCOTUS and more
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Court records show political pressure behind Fox programming
"Court documents that are part of dominion voting systems libel lawsuit against Fox News show how Fox became actively involved in politics instead of simply reporting it. In May 2018, president Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell were trying to stop West Virginia Republicans from nominating U.S. Senate candidate Don blankenship, court records say they turned to Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, who told Fox News executives that Sean had a day and Laura Ingraham dumping on blankenship hard might save the day, and on election night blankenship sounded surprised at some of the results. We are really disappointed in some of the votes in the northern Panhandle and of course we expected to be bad in the eastern Panhandle. Blankenship who lost the primary set in an interview this week that he felt the shift right away and he filed a separate unsuccessful libel lawsuit against Fox, Fox says dominion's lawsuit claiming dominion became a target of 2020 election conspiracies is a flagrant attack on the First Amendment. I'm Donna Warner
The GOP Is Using the Military As a Scapegoat
"This show how dysfunctional our government is but you'd be wrong actually this shows you it's working exactly the way they intended it to work This is all by design you realize I mean they're not pretending for a minute that any of this is accidental They wait till the end of the year They do this all the time They wait till the end of the Congress the end of the year and then they whine they give you all the fear mongering about what's going to happen and they cram all the stuff together and they hide it in just pages after pages And then they vote and then they all go home And then this is what happens and they always use the military as the excuse They always do Every time And if you if you vote against this you don't like the military you don't support our military What do you want What do you want America to be attacked huh You want us to lose What's wrong with you We are a terrible patriot That's the game The other scam that they play here Yep senator majority leader Mitch McConnell celebrating a number of GOP wins in the bill on Thursday and saying quote quote the world's greatest military will get the funding increase that it needs Outpacing inflation Meanwhile non defense non veterans spending will come in below the rate of inflation for a real dollar cut Now I don't know if he started cracking up after he said that because I almost started cracking up as I just read it Because it's such BS that I can't say with a straight face
Biden to sign Day 1 orders to reverse Trump immigration policies
"NPR News on Corvo Coleman. President elect Joe Biden is poised to sign 17 executive orders today after he takes the oath of office. The orders will address the Corona virus pandemic, the stuttering U. S economy, climate change and Racial justice initiatives. These actions range from rejoining the Paris climate accords to revoking President Trump's order, excluding undocumented migrants from the 2020 senses. Biden will take the oath of office six hours from now, as the nation's 46th president. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more. Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will take the oath of office on the West side of the U. S Capitol building at noon today. Vice President Mike Pence, will attend the inauguration along with former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington This morning, Biden and Vice President elect Kamila Harris will attend Mass at ST Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D. C. They'll be joined by congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. President Trump will leave the White House before Biden is sworn into office. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports he will skip Biden's inauguration.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"The transfer of power. It has not been peaceful, the capital and other iconic symbols of the Democracy are draped in bunting and surrounded by fencing. President elect Biden began the inaugural ceremonies with a somber remembrance of the more than 400,000 Americans lost a covert 19 to shine the lights. The darkness along the sacred pool of reflection. Remember all we lost the pandemic and the unprecedented security after the deadly siege here two weeks ago, have muted the celebration and kept Americans away. ABC is Alex Stone is on the National Mall. Erin. Normally people would be packed in here getting ready for the inauguration. But right now There's nobody here. It's the National Guard protecting a big open space. 191,000 flags air here representing the people who typically would have been here in a normal year, getting ready for the inauguration. Biden takes the oath at noon Eastern with President Trump absent. He's about to depart the White House for the final time, while Biden is getting ready for church on the brink of stepping into a role he first saw decades ago. From Washington. I'm Erin, Qatar Ski Now with more news, Here's Dave Packer. And today on Day one President elect Biden is expected to send a major immigration bill to Congress. It will prioritize keeping families together and utilizing technology for security at the border as opposed to a physical barrier. In one of his last official acts, President Trump has granted a pardon to his former aide, Steve Bannon, and 72 other people Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the first time cast. Blame on President Trump for the violent attack on the Capitol, saying on the Senate floor, the mob was fed lies and the coronavirus pandemics. U. S death toll has now eclipsed 400,000. You're listening to ABC news. Cindy and her husband felt stuck paying annual fees on their timeshare. But what could they do? They tried to sell it, but no results. No results at all. Then they called Newton Group, and that's when things really started to happen. We gotta call within days. We never felt like they forgot us because we would get updates along the way before long. They were free and clear. We signed up with Newton Group in August, and it was a done deal by January. And how Cindy now we're very happy with Newton grew. It was a very, very positive experience for us, and we highly recommend them and we're looking forward to not having to pay the $1500 a year..
Mitch McConnell says attack at the Capitol was 'provoked by the president'
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming President Trump for the riots at the Capitol. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people coming
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AP News
"Majority leader Mitch McConnell says the mob that stormed the capital almost two weeks ago was fed lies there were provoked by the president. Another powerful people. ST. Anselm's college political science professor Crisco Dairy in New Hampshire wonders if McConnell showed his cards. I think if he says I'm going to vote to convict Um, I think you have an awful lot of Republican senators, probably enough for a conviction who will follow along. McConnell also vowed a safe and successful inauguration of Joe Biden tomorrow to Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration Security mission after they were found to have ties with right wing militia groups. Army officials say there was no threat to President elect Biden. Some of the president elect's Cabinet nominees have started confirmation hearings. Treasury nominee Janet Yellen says Congress needs to doom or to respond to the Corona virus pandemic. The damage has been sweeping It is, the president elect said list Thursday. Our response must be to President elect Biden's nominee to lead the intelligence community. Averil Haynes promised to speak truth to power to safeguard the integrity of our intelligence community. Deanna. I must insist that when he comes to intelligence, there is simply no place for politics Ever. Trump Administration has had a record of pressuring intelligence officials to shape their analysis to the president's liking. Georgia's secretary of state certified the results of the two Senate runoff elections. It paves the way for Raphael Warnock and John Assaraf to be sworn in giving Democrats control of the Senate, the founder of my pillow, my clindell of vocal and in the past few weeks, very visible supporter of President Trump says after a mob stormed the capital this month. Major retailers like Bed Bath and beyond, and Cole's have dropped his products. This is AP News. The Boeing 7 37 Max will be green lighted to fly next week in Europe. Patrick I, the head of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, says 737 Max planes will be permitted to fly so long as they meet conditions specified by the agency and the pilots are up to date on their training. High as an online event hosted by Germany's Aviation Press club says the craft will be cleared to fly again from next week. Changes mandated by ISA include a re certification of the plane's flight control system, which was not part of previous 737 models. I'm Charles Village asthma, according coast of all quitted a dozen former government officials of misusing public money. And benefits payments to people who hadn't fought during the 1998 99 war. The court says they could not have been aware Coast of Oh offers benefits to former fighters of the war for independence from Serbia. Ed Donahue, AP News.
McConnell rebuffs Democrats' call for speedy impeachment trial, but is undecided on convicting Trump
"MINUTE President Trump may face an impeachment trial just minutes after leaving office in less than a week now that the House has impeached him that goes onto a trial in the Senate, which is supposed to meet next just before Inauguration Day. The AP is Rita Foley reports. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not decided yet how he would vote. Here's what the Republican strategist told us. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell spoke to major GOP donors over the weekend to get an idea of how they feel about President Trump. They told him they think President Trump clearly crossed a line, according to the strategist. McConnell told them he's finished with
Trump becomes first president to be impeached twice, as bipartisan majority charges him with inciting Capitol riot
"The word unprecedented has become almost overused in the past four years of the trump presidency. But now we have say it again. Donald trump made history. Yesterday is the only us president to be impeached twice. The house voted to impeach trump for incitement of insurrection. Following last week's riot at the us capitol that resulted in five deaths. The article of impeachment will head to the senate but majority leader. Mitch mcconnell has indicated that a trial will not begin until after the president elect. Joe biden is inaugurated next
Trump faces Senate trial after historic second impeachment
"From NPR NEWS. I'm Laxmi saying President elect Joe Biden's first days in office will witness a historic second impeachment trial of by then former President Donald Trump. His fate will rest in the hands of a Senate that will be under Democratic control, though, is NPR's Susan Davis explains, the Democrats will still need enough Republican support to convict Outgoing Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked a request from incoming majority leader Chuck Schumer to return to Washington early to start the trial. The Senate's out of session until January 19th and binds inauguration is the next day. Impeachment trials require senators to be in their seats and must meet six days a week until the trial concludes, making it difficult to approve any legislation or nomination while the trials ongoing If all 50 Democrats vote to convict they'd need a minimum of 17 Republicans to join them to get a conviction If Trump were convicted, which appears unlikely the Senate could then vote to bar him from ever holding public office
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Has voted to impeach President Trump for a second time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell apparently has no plans to hold an impeachment trial before next week's presidential inauguration. Spokesman for McConnell's office has confirmed the leader will not be consenting to the Democrats call to bring the Senate back into session this week. Democrats been pushing for a chance to remove the president from office before Joe Biden is inaugurated next week. Senate correspondent Bob Agnew Johnson and Johnson reports it single dose covert 19 vaccine generated an immune response. And just about all study participants only minimal side effects. Other trials plan this month before the FDA is asked to authorize use of the vaccine, which could become available as early as next month. President Select Biden expected to unveil a coronavirus action plan This evening. Buyten's plan focuses on a mass vaccination campaign and closer coordination among all levels of government. His goal was to put the country on a path to recovery by the end of his 1st 100 days in office. That's correspondent. My campaign and the Corona. Virus. Pandemic continues to claim American jobs 965,000 people filed for unemployment benefits last week. It was the highest number since August. Any measure I think this is shocking, and we see the depth and duration of this economic downturn now at 43 weeks. The total number of new claims here when you combine the programs, whether it's seasonally adjusted or not well over a million analyst Mark Hamrick with bankrate dot com weekly claims have been running above 700,000 since September stocks or higher on Wall Street. This hour, the Dow up 114 points. The NASDAQ 78 points higher. More on these stories, a town hall dot com I have two dogs. Salmon Bailey, both our golden retrievers. Poor Sam. He was a.
Senate impeachment trial likely after Biden sworn in; McConnell undecided on vote
"Senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said wednesday that the second impeachment trial four president trump would not begin until after joe biden has been sworn in next week. His statement formerly rejects calls imploring him to return the senate to washington early in order to begin the next stage of impeachment. This comes after the democrat controlled. House voted to impeach trump over charged. The president and cited the insurrection. That breach of the capitol on january six mcconnell who did not indicate how he would vote said that congress and the executive branch spend the next seven days focused on facilitating a safe inauguration and an orderly transfer of power to the incoming ministration.
Donald Trump is impeached for second time
"That the House of Representatives has impeached President Trump for a second time in less than a year. He's accused of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U. S. Capitol last week. Louisiana Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was against impeaching Trump. It will only serve to further desert divide a nation that is calling out for healing 10. Republicans voted to impeach Trump, whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a clear and present danger. Of the country. She'll send the article of impeachment to the Senate. But senators are unlikely to take up the issue before Joe Biden is sworn in next week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's still undecided as to whether Will vote to impeach Trump.
President Trump Impeached a Second Time
"Made president trump the first. Us president impeached twice. Now the senate's turn once that trial begins. Perhaps after joe biden's inauguration january twentieth and aesthetic patera covered at the capitol today an s era. And it's gonna be really interesting to see what happens in the senate now today. We saw senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell saying he hadn't made up his mind yet when it comes to impeachment sleep which was huge. That's the senate majority leader Saying he's considering possibly voting to convict president trump. It'll be interesting to see whether or other republican senators follow suit. There had been some reporting that mitch. Mcconnell was was looking at impeachment as a way to purge the party of trump because of president. Trump is convicted by the senate. You would not be able to run again in twenty twenty four and that's part of the reason. Impeachment was such an appealing option for democrats. I think what happened today. Though when we saw you know a vast majority of house. Republicans did not vote to impeach. The president there were ten. Did vote to impeach the president but a vast majority of them while condemning president trump condemning his rhetoric condemning his actions. These still didn't feel impeachment was warranted. So i'm really curious to see how senators look at this. Whether they have the same considerations we saw president trump putting out that video shortly after he was impeached. Putting out a pre recorded video during which he tried to condemn the violence at the capitol. It'll be interesting to see whether that's enough for republican senators. Abc's as kotehra with us. Who covered up the capital today. Our white house correspondent karen travers. Now karen go back to something Steve roberts said about we thought that maybe next week president trump would leave washington and hold a rally likely in florida that could be seen as the kickoff to a potential twenty four campaign. There is no talk of that happening anymore. Especially after what happened last wednesday and we don't know what the president is doing between now and when he leaves washington at some point around january twentieth. We don't know what he's gonna do in the weeks right after that but we do know that here. In washington there will be a legal team defending him in the senate impeachment trial. That is not what anybody was predicting Eight days ago simply stunning. Abc's karen travers. Our white house correspondent want to get a final thought from recliner political director rick. Well this is all uncharted territory. I mean to have the cascading crises of the biden presidency. All coming now amid the this impeachment push we. We've seen so many superlatives over the years as you as you noted that the top aaron but this is this is a new one for all of us in a new one for washington we are. We are in a very tense time in this country on a very troubling time Day for for the history books novell. Abc news political director. Rick klein real. Quick to steve roberts. Our political analyst steve over the last two months donald trump has done an indelible and eternal damage to his own legacy. This is self inflicted wounds. The way he handled the post election process the the riots at the capitol he leaves office a diminished and a damaged president in ways. That would not even been imagined before the election no question. Abc news. political analyst. Steve roberts after a stunningly swift response to the capital insurrection by the house impeaching president trump for the second time. I'm aaron katersky abc news.
Trump impeachment, Round 2: 14 members of Illinois delegation vote to remove president from office
"Donald Trump is the first president in history to be impeached twice by the U. S House. Former Maryland Democratic representative Donna Edwards says she was impressed with the 10 Republican members have joined Democrats in the vote. This is a really strong signal to the nation, and it's a strong signal to Republicans in the Senate. 14 members of the Illinois delegation voted in favor of impeachment, including Republican Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger. There's gonna be a lot of reckoning in this party about how do we get here? You know how where we've led here. What did we do wrong? Congressman Hace is chewy. Garcia also voted Yes, I rise today in the strongest possible support for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. When Trump made a last desperate attempt to steal the presidency to reject the will of the people. By encouraging insurrection, he became the first president to incite an attempted overthrow of the institutions he has sworn to protect. The resolution accuses the president and inciting the deadly attack on the U. S. Capitol last week has Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump provoked an armed rebellion against democracy. The final vote was 232 to 1 97. Now all eyes are on the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing there will be no trial until after Inauguration Day, but minority Leader Chuck Schumer says there will be an impeachment trial in the Senate in either emergency session. Called by leader McConnell or after January
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"278 BP Cottage Grove. This'll is a Fox News alert. President Trump is impeached again at Lisa Brady, a house just voting for an unprecedented second impeachment of the U. S president on a single article accusing President Trump of inciting insurrection for the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol Curtain has been pulled back. Office to which he was elected could not temper or reform him. House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling the president a clear and present danger. But many Republicans argued against impeachment, especially with just a week left until the transfer of power, saying it will further divide the nation. A vote to impeach will further fanned the flames of partisan division. Most Americans want neither in action nor retribution. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also says President Trump should accept his share of responsibility for last week's attack. The president did not do that in a statement released by the White House earlier today, but sighting reports of more demonstrations. He called for no violence or law breaking of any kind. And urged all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. 10 Republicans sided with House Democrats to impeach the president. The final vote 232 to 1 97. It's not clear when a Senate trial will happen. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's best for Congress to spend the next seven days facilitating a safe inauguration. An orderly transfer of power. There've been reports he supports the impeachment effort, he said Today he has not made a final decision. Meantime, up to 20,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to D C for the inauguration. That's four times more troops that are currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan combined. BC's Acting Police Chief Robert Conte said he's concerned about the prospect for more violence in the days ahead. Fox has Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon. America is listening to Fox News. Reliable, dependable. If it matters to you. We've got it covered. No, your top local stories are on twin cities. News talk dot com Minnesota News Network. I'm Bill Warner, Democrat controlled United States House of Representatives is on the brink of impeaching President Donald Trump, a second time alleging incitement of insurrection. Last week's deadly riots at the United States Capitol fifth District, Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said on the House floor today it was a targeted blow at the most essential Process that makes us a democracy. It was a direct and it specifically incited by the president of the United States, all for Republican U. S. House members from Minnesota and said they will vote against impeachment. None of them spoke on the House for today, however, But comments by Florida Congressman Mad Gates specifically addressed last summer's violence in the twin Cities, Gates, saying the left in America has incited farm or political violence than write some excited the metaphor that the president let the flame will they let out. Actual flames, actual fires and we time from out spire. There will be harder in the house back. And this afternoon. Wisconsin Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher, who represents the northeastern part of the Badger State voted in favor of impeachment as expected. Governor Tim Walz today activated the Minnesota National Guard amid reports of possible armed protests at state Capitol buildings, including Minnesota, the governor says, when Minnesotans can expect to see appropriate presence.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"This is a Fox News alert. President Trump is impeached again. ELISA Brady House just voting for an unprecedented second impeachment of the U. S. President on a single article accusing President Trump of inciting insurrection for the deadly attack on the U. S Capitol. The curtain has been pulled back. Office to which he was elected could not temper or reform him. House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling the president a clear and present danger. But many Republicans argued against impeachment, especially with just a week left until the transfer of power, saying it will further divide the nation. A vote to impeach will further fanned the flames of partisan division. Most Americans want neither in action nor retribution. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also says President Trump should accept his share of responsibility for last week's attack. The president did not do that in a statement released by the White House earlier today, but sighting reports of more demonstrations. He called for no violence or law breaking of any kind. And urged all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers. 10 Republicans sided with House Democrats to impeach the president. The final vote 232 to 1 97. It's not clear when a Senate trial will happen. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's best for Congress to spend the next seven days facilitating a safe inauguration. An orderly transfer of power. There've been reports he supports the impeachment effort, he said Today he has not made a final decision. Meantime, up to 20,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to D C for the inauguration. That's four times more troops that are currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan combined. BC's Acting Police Chief Robert Conte said he's concerned about the prospect for more violence in the days ahead. Fox has Lucas Tomlinson at the Pentagon. America is listening to.
McConnell rejects emergency session for Trump impeachment trial, making delay until Biden presidency all but certain
"Is approved, as expected, the article of impeachment moves over to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, though, has rejected a call by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to convene the chamber in an emergency session to begin a speedy impeachment trial. Global
A Special Conversation with Congressman Ritchie Torres
"Representative ritchie. Torres is a freshman member of congress. From new york's fifteenth congressional district. He is proudly progressive and proudly pro israel and we had hoped to have him on to talk about how important it is to make that progressive case for israel the riot at the capitol changed our plans unfortunately and he joins us now to talk about what comes next representative torres so much for joining us and honor for me to be here. Last wednesday was extremely scary for all of us. But i can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in the capital for it and we're also not entirely out of the woods yet with possible. Threats still brewing. Think so let me start here and just ask this. How are you holding up. It has been the most draining and disorienting week of my life. If a year ago you had said that. I would become a member of congress during infectious disease outbreak and that i would witness of violent insurrection against the us capital during the electoral college. Vote count and that i would then impeach donald trump. Not only once but twice. I would have said that has the feel of movie. I'm still in a state of shock. And i'm in a state of shock that a sitting president would instigate a violent mob to storm the us capital in an attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election. You are among the members of congress calling for the house to impeach president trump again. Although i suppose this is your first time impeaching him and that's a process that looks set to move forward this week. People are also talking about a resolution censuring ham or demanding resigned or using the twenty fifth or the fourteenth amendment's to remove him from office. What would satisfy you hear. What kind of action do you think that this moment calls for will. The best outcome is removal. And we've presented the vice president would alternate him. Is you invoke the twenty fifth amendment or else. We have no choice but to move forward with impeachment. It is clear that the vice president refuses to invoke the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with a majority of the cabinet so we have no choice but to impeach donald trump the violent mob. He unleashed on the. Us capital represents unprecedented assault on the separation of powers between the congress and the president. A represents an unprecedented assault on the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next if striking at the core of our constitutional republic is not an impeachable offense. Then what is impeachment for no choice just moments before you and i connected. The new york times reported that senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell is actually pleased with the impending impeachment. do you think with mcconnell. 's implicit blessing. There's actually a chance that the senate might remove president trump from office so there are three outcomes spouse majority is required for impeachment a senate super majority is required for conviction and then once impeach convicted a senate majority is required for disqualification so the ultimate goal is not simply removed donald trump from office but to disqualify him from ever pursuing federal office again because he has shown himself to be a lethal threat to the republic is clear and present danger to the constitutional republic and what about aside from president. Trump are their members of congress. Either with you in the house or in the senate who you think crossed the line in what took place last week. There were several enablers of donald trump in the united states congress and elsewhere who spent months inflaming the disaffected supporters of donald trump. One example is congressman. Mel brooks went to the march and instigated an armed angry mob to vote. Take names and kick ass. He should be held out. We as elected officials have to be mindful of the words believes. What does it mean to be held accountable in this instance though. What does that look like expulsion at the conduct of for me. The attempt to overturn the results of an election the attempt to instigate a violent mob to take over the us capitol if that is not grounds for expulsion. That i honestly don't know what it's these members of congress and donald trump inspired a violent mob that led to the murder of police office was bludgeoned to death by a fire. Extinguisher are their image. Is of a rioter in the senate chamber wearing tactical gear with plastic handcuffs. As though he were planning to take hostages right. I'm convinced that there were rioters. Who were intent on apprehending and assassinating members of congress. The majority leader the speaker and even the vice president is a video of rieter screaming. The vice president should be hanged a news and a gala were erected outside the capitol and the president was tweeting out against his own vice-president in real time while the capitol was under siege was pouring more gasoline on the fire above violence. He put not only congress at rescue. Put the life of his own vice president. Aris one of your fellow freshman members Also said something to the effect of when speaking to people who are concerned about the outcome of the election He said it's okay to threaten them a little right. It's okay to to threaten members of congress a little. This was madison cawthorn from north carolina in addition to representative brooks. Are there other people who you think you know. Their actions kind of rise to a certain level needs to be a conference investigation to determine which members of congress had a role in inciting insurrection. Against the us congress which is disqualifying which should disqualify you from holding office and it's worth pointing out that. There was a deep strain not only racism antisemitism among the elements of the violent bomb. If i recall correctly one or several of the writers had a shirt that read kim auschwitz. You had confederate flags who had symbols of racism and antisemitism white supremacy for aiding the violent mob. That attempted to take over the capital. It should be cause for concern and you know trumpism is going to have more staying power than trump. I worry that violent white nationalism. Violent antisemitism and racism is going to be a fact of life that will continue to haunt us. Now i think of politics as an alternative to violence. Politics is about the resolution of conflict by means other than violence and if there is a set of the population that loses confidence in politics that sees it as illegitimate and trump has convinced them. That it's illegitimate then. That segment is going to resort to violence. The d. legitimation politics is an open invitation to violence. And i think the jewish community in particular has the most state because history has taught us that paranoid. Conspiratorial politics is often a breeding ground fantasy sentences. I know if we have the most at stake or among the most at stake but certainly everything that we saw last week out of that riot was vile but certainly the racism. The anti semitism really terrible to our listeners. Who don't yet follow. Ajc dot global on instagram. I would encourage you to check out the instagram slider that our team put together detailing some of the anti semitism that the congressman talks
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not call senators into emergency session presented impeachment trial if the House impeaches President Trump for a second time. Moments ago on the House floor. House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy says President Trump Bears responsibility but stopped short of the supporting impeachment. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action. But President Trump except his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term and the president's immediate action also deserves congressional action. Which is why I think a fact finding commission and a censure resolution would be prudent. Unfortunately, that is not where we are today. And Maryland Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin quoting the number three house Republican Liz Cheney, who said yesterday she would vote to impeach me, and he says there's never been a greater betrayal by a president, United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution, read Miss Cheney's statement. Let's come together impeach the president for this high crime against the Republic. We don't have a minute to spare. He is a clear and present danger to the people. Debate continues for another half hour at least before a vote on a single article of impeachment. D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser today announcing extended security perimeters around the capital, the National Mall, the White House Ahead of next week's inauguration. Repeat, have asked Americans not to come to the Washington D C event, but instead to participate virtually and we know that is the right choice and the best way to keep everyone safe. And as for calls from some to shut down, local hotels were trying to understand and balance the need for housing. With also our our encouragement that people not travel here, so we haven't made any determinations yet, But we're trying to give a lot of advice and one housing option that will not be available next week. Airbnb announced Monday it was reviewing reservations and canceling accounts of anyone known to be associated with the right of the capital. Now it's canceling all reservations in the DC area, blocking any new ones. Guess will get their money back and the company will pay host the money they would have made next week. Reservations on hotel tonight owned by Airbnb are also canceled and refunded. Even before the violence of the capital, Federal and local officials were asking people to not travel to Washington for the inauguration because of the Corona virus pandemic. Chris Foster, Fox News coronavirus wreaking havoc on tonight's slate of NBA games. There were 10 games scheduled in the NBA tonight, but only seven will get played. Three postponed because of Copan. 19 matters largely attributed to contact tracing the latest game scrapped Atlanta Hawks at the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix doesn't have enough players do to contact tracing the sons played the Washington Wizards Monday. The Wizards have positive cases. Washington's game scheduled for tonight against Utah got postponed and the Boston Celtics had their third game this week called off as they were. I'd want to host the Orlando Magic Funk is Jared Max. Checking your money. The Dow is up. 53. NASDAQ Up 83. W M A L traffic and weather of next. The market is constantly changing The marketplace.
House poised to impeach Trump for second time: 'Incitement of insurrection'
"Of Representatives today, five Republican members are expected to vote to impeach Republican President Donald Trump for a second time and in the U. S. Senate. The now majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who will be the future minority leader reportedly has said he will either vote to or not stand the way of voting to convict Donald Trump, which would have the effect of making him ineligible for federal office again. And ends his hopes of running again in 2024.
House poised to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection
"Well is being made today. In washington dc as the house is voting to impeach president trump for a second time. That's one week. After he encouraged a violent mob to fight like hell and attack the capital as members of congress voted to ratify joe biden's electoral college victory and the twenty twenty election the deadly siege so enraged senate majority leader mitch mcconnell that he's now reportedly privately backing impeachment along with a growing number of republicans including congress member liz cheney of wyoming the third ranking republican in the house on tuesday vice president pence rejected a call from the house to invoke the twenty fifth amendment to the constitution to remove trump from office. Meanwhile several republican lawmakers by past metal detectors to enter the house floor. That were installed after last week's attack including the newly elected colorado republican queuing on supporter congress. Member lauren bogart who vowed in a viral video to carry a gun in the capital
These House Republicans say they will vote to impeach Trump
"Liz Cheney draws the ire of fellow Republican Arizona's Andy Biggs, who is a staunch supporter of President Trump's Cheney, the number three Republican in the House says she will vote to impeach Trump. This is crap right here. You can put that down. This is the stupidest thing Biggs, adding she should resign Position is a conference chair. She should not be serving this conference to others. Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger and New York's John Cat Co. Say they want to impeach Trump as well. Morano Honestly, The New York Times reports, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Thinks Trump committed an impeachable offenses and is glad Democrats are moving against him. Tim McGuire, Washington At least three
Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP donor, dies at 87
"Adelson are pouring in from prominent Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the casino mogul and GOP donor a remarkable American, former President George W. Bush called Adelson in American Patriot. Sheldon Adelson, the founder of casino company, Las Vegas. Sands has died. He was 87. Adelson recently took a leave of absence from his company to be treated for cancer. The company released a statement saying the cause of death was complications related to treatment for non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Adelson was raised in a poor section of Boston and rose from selling newspapers to be one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. He was a well known supporter of the Republican Party and President Trump. Boxes.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Are Democratic Republicans strong? The American people deserve nothing. Left majority leader Mitch McConnell from the early morning hours of Thursday, C SPAN radio. Democratic leader, Mr President, Mr President. It is very, very difficult to put into words what has transpired today I have never lived through or even imagined experience like the one we have just witnessed in this capital President Franklin Roosevelt set aside December 7th 1941 as a day that will live Is an infamy. Unfortunately, we can now add January 6th 2021 to that very short list of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy. This temple to democracy was desecrated. Its windows smashed, our offices vandalized the world saw Americans elected officials. Hurriedly ushered out because they were in harm's way. The House and Senate floors were places of shelter until the evacuation was ordered, leaving rioters to stalk these hallowed halls. Lawmakers in our stabs average citizens who love their country serve it every day feared for their lives. I understand that one woman was shot and tragically lost her life. Mourn her and feel for her friends and family. These images were projected to the world foreign embassies cabled home their capital, their home capitals to report the harrowing scenes at the very heart of our democracy. This will be a stain on our country not so easily washed away. Final, terrible, indelicate, indelible legacy of the 45th, president of the United States. Undoubtedly our worst. I want to be very clear. Those who perform these reprehensible acts cannot be called protesters. No These were riders and insurrectionists, goons and thugs. Domestic terrorists. They do not represent America. There were a few 1000 violent extremists who tried to take over the Capitol building and attack our democracy they must and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Hopefully by this administration, if not certainly By the next they should be. They should be provided no leniency. I want to thank the many of the Capitol Hill Police and Secret Service and local police, who kept a safe today and work to clear the capital and return it to its rightful owners and its rightful purpose. I want to thank the leaders, Democrat and Republican House and Senate. It was Speaker Pelosi leader McConnell leader McCarthy and myself who came to Gather and decided that these thugs would not succeed that we would finish the work of our constant that our Constitution requires us to complete in the very legislative chambers of the house and Senate that were desecrated, But we know always belong to the people and do again tonight. But make no mistake. Make no mistake my friends. Today's events did not happen spontaneously. The president to promoted conspiracy theories that motivated these thugs. The president who exhorted them to come to our nation's capital, egged him on He hardly ever discourages violence and more often encourages it. This president, there's a great deal of the blame this mob was in good part, President Trump's doing incited by his words, His lies this violence in good part. His responsibility is everlasting Shame. Today's Events certainly certainly would not have happened without him. Now. January 6 will go down as one of the darkest days in recent American history. Ah, final warning to our nation about the consequences of a demagogic president, the people who enabled him the captive media that parents his lies. The people who follow him as he attempts to push America to the brink of ruin. As we reconvene tonight, let us remember. In the end. All this mom has really accomplished is to delay your work by a few hours. We will resume our responsibilities now and we will finish our task tonight. The House and Senate Chambers will be restored good as new And ready for legislating. In short order. The counting of the electoral votes is our sacred duty. Democracy's roots in this nation are deep, They're strong, and they will not be undone ever by a group of thugs, Democracy will triumph as it has for centuries. So too, my fellow Americans who was shocked and appalled by the images on their televisions, too. Day and who are worried about the future of this country? Let me speak to you directly. The divisions in our country clearly run deep. But we are a resilient forward looking and optimistic people and we will begin the hard work of preparing this nation tonight. Because here in America, we do hard things in America we always overcome. Challenges yield the floor. The Senate meeting in the early hours reconvening after the Capitol building was breached by rioters. Following these opening statements we heard from several senators who made remarks. We bring you some of those remarks now, beginning with Senator Kelly Leffler. Mr President. When I arrived in Washington this morning, I fully intended to object the certification of the electoral votes. However, the events that have transpired today of forced me to reconsider and I cannot now in good conscious, objective.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WTOP
"Has resigned. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reported that tonight. Earlier, House Sergeant at arms Paul Irving resigned from his post and the chief of the U. S. Capitol. Police is stepping down after an uproar over the major security Laps at the capital, W T. O P S Mitchell Miller With the newest developments from the Hill. Capitol Police chief Stephen Sund announced he'll resign on January 16th just four days ahead of the presidential inauguration. His resignation came soon after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she felt it was time for him to step down. But it goes beyond the Capitol police. It goes to the FBI. What was the short coming in their intelligence? That they provided it goes to the Department of Defense. How long did it take for them to respond or anticipate the need for the National Guard Sunday in a statement had defended his department's response, But many lawmakers are critical of how quickly mobs were able to storm the capital. The House sergeant at Arms has also resigned. In the wake of what happened on Capitol Hill. Mitchell Miller w T. O P knew it was earlier reported that a Capitol police officer has died. That needs to be corrected tonight. The Capitol police Union chair now Says the officer has not died, but he's still on life support until his family can arrive. The union is expressing regret for that error. 8 33 on Wtlv especial report. The FAA says five non career staff members at the agency will resign effective Monday in the wake of the assault on the U. S. Capitol. It follows the resignation of eight president Trump officials, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mr Trump just out with this White House released video, We have just been through an intense election.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Impeached again, some calling for the invocation of the 25th amendment. Let's get the latest Maybe see news Senate's resume debate on the electoral votes the House expected to do so soon. Leaders say they'll finish certifying the election tonight and attacked the pro trump violent mob that stormed the capital soon to be Senate Republican Minority leader Mitch McConnell, United States The United States, Congress have faced down much greater threats. On the unhinged crowd. We saw today soon to be Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, blaming the president, president to promoted conspiracy theories that motivated these thugs. President who exhorted them to come to our nation's capital. Egged them on now. ABC News has learned that when the mob broke into the Capitol building and briefly overwhelmed police president Trump resisted and did not agree to call in the National Guard, and it took hours for other White House officials. To convince him to do so for the sake of the country, or they told him the situation would get worse. Chuck's Iverson ABC News 6 33 and the news continues now with Joe Michael's Kitty Facebook is blocking President Trump from posting until tomorrow. An official with Social Media platform says the president is violated two other policies resulting in a 24 hour block, meaning he can't post on the platform until Thursday. YouTube is also blocking the president's most recent video. Saying it violates policies regarding content that alleged widespread fraud or errors change the outcome again. Twitter is blocking the president's account for another number of hours. The woman who was shot and killed by Capitol police has been identified as a 14 year old Air Force veteran Ashley Babbitt of San Diego. She took a fatal bullet to the chest during the mayhem inside the U. S capital today, and video footage captured the gunshot as well as the woman falling to the floor. We have the raw audio from that moment..
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The courage to have stood up to them and said the information you're getting from the president minister of our country to the president of our country is wrong. Here is the truth. Are you here and regrets? Are you actually hearing regrets from Republican colleagues in your chamber? As you're sitting there hunker down with them. I'll tell you the way I heard it from from a colleague, which was You know, we never intended to actually take away the books and send this Send this decision to the house because under our constitution, if you nobody has a majority decision goes the House of Representatives. That is the vision that had been laid out by any number of folks as to why they were doing this. You can take away enough votes from Biden. Then there's not a majority goes the house in the house. There It is, under our constitution, one vote for state, and they're more Republican states than Democratic states and Trump would still be president for formally Peters that is attempted coup. And and I heard college ST. That was not our intent. Our intent was to lodge a protest. To say we have to address the issues being raised about the integrity of our elections. I think they're putting a very fine story. Into the setting where it doesn't really wash. They should have exercise leadership by standing up and saying Your concerns are based on lies presented by the president. We're going to stand up and defend our constitutional process. But that isn't of course very often. No, that isn't what What happened, But I do think there are they're talking Are texting each other. They were texting each other earlier on and thinking about whether they want to make additional objections. And I heard from one of them that there was significant Unlikely effort that they would not object to other states. Well, despite that, despite all that has happened today, the next president of the United States will be Joe Biden. The Associated Press has now called both Georgia Senate races for the Democrats. So President elect Joe Biden when he becomes president, well have both a Democratic majority Senate. And Democratic Majority House, however, you as a Democrat inside the Senate will have a very, very slim majority in that chamber. Tell me what do you imagine the terrain is going to be like? How are you going to navigate that in that chamber where Kamila Harris, the future vice president have to break every tie. Well, I don't think the challenge so much is the slim majority. I was speaker of the house in a house that had one vote majority, and we got a tremendous amount of done. The problem is that under the Senate, a majority cannot operate eyes long as we keep in place what I refer to as McConnell, Vito. McConnell can veto every effort to that the issues facing America and he did so when he was in the minority before using the ability to prevent the closing a debate the proper determine his filibuster, but that evokes of vision of people standing up on principle. That's not what we're talking about. We're talking about. It's systematic. Strategy of obstruction to keep solutions from being enacted in order to say the governing party is not doing the job elect US. That philosophy is bankrupt. That philosophy is wrong in a republic. We have a responsibility to solve problems, not a responsibility to seek power through obstruction. That is the challenge we're going to face. I hope there is a significant bipartisan conversation. About how we can Turn the corner to a better place I saw the Senate decades ago work well as a legislative body. It is not even really a function legislative body in any sense of the word today. That is Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon. Thank you very much for joining our show today and stay safe. You're very welcome. Take care all the best. We are bringing you the latest developments as we get them. That includes reaction from people across the country, including former presidents to the momentous and stunning and shocking and saddening events today in Washington. So let me bring you this. This is a statement from former President George W. Bush. He is the only Living former Republican president and he has waited and said this. This is selected bits of his statement, he writes. This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic, not our Democratic Republic. I'm appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today. For our institutions, our traditions and our law enforcement. Former President George W. Bush. And, he adds quote to those who are disappointed in the results of the election. Our country is more important than the politics of the moment. Let the officials elected by the people fulfill their duties and represent our voices in peace and safety that again from former President George W. Bush will let me bring in a current elected official. I'm joined next by Congressman Don Bacon, Republican from Nebraska. Congressman Welcome and, uh, let me check that you're safe. Tell me where you are. I'm in the one.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Results for the November election. And this is what is happening today. Objections to the Electoral College wins for Joe Biden and some states. Are there any objections to counting the certificate of vote of the state of Arizona that the teller is verified, appears to be regular in form and authentic. Mr Vice President, I Paul goes are from Arizona purpose. Does the gentleman from Arizona, right? I rise up both for myself and 60 of my colleagues to object to the counting of the electoral ballots from Arizona. This is a joint session. And now both chambers have withdrawn to debate the objection, a process to be repeated often, so the usual pro former certification process has become anything but today. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, urging that the Biden win be certified because, he says, there's no real evidence to do otherwise. But my colleagues nothing before us proves Illegality anywhere near A massive scale. Massive scale. It would have tipped the entire Election. No work and public doubt alone. Justify a radical break. In the doubt itself. Was inside it without any evidence, President Trump says vice president Pence has the power to reject the certification of the Biden Electoral College victory and is publicly pressuring him to do so. Here's the president today, speaking at the Washington and Lips and Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us. And if he doesn't That will be a sad day for our country. Because You're sworn to uphold.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"A lot. And then all of a sudden I was losing by a little tiny bit just a little. They could only go so far. They had no idea we were going to do the kind of numbers so that printing press was really moving on. They say I don't have standing to bring us in. What kind of a legal system is that today's vote will decide the balance of power in the U. S. Senate Republicans currently hold 52 of the 100 seats of both Democrats win today's election, The Senate will be evenly split, allowing incoming Democratic vice president Kamila Harris the tie breaking vote. Meanwhile, Republicans are preparing to voice their opposition to the upcoming electoral college certification vote in the Senate. 13 Republican senators have vowed to object to the results come Wednesday, Senator Josh Holly, the first to speak up, says he's doing this for his constituents. At least 20. Senate Republicans, including a majority leader, Mitch McConnell, will not object. Meanwhile, roughly 140 House members reportedly planned to object, including New York congresswoman Elise Stefanik Stefanik, saying in a statement quote I do not take this action lightly. I am acting to protect our democratic process. Article two and the 12th amendment of the Constitution make clear that I have an obligation to act on this matter if I believe there are serious questions with respect to the presidential election at Monday's Georgia Rally, President Trump said he hopes Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us in the electoral college certification process, adding he won't like him quite as much otherwise. Offenses vocalize his support for some Republicans efforts to keep President Trump in the White House. He stopped short of Thing, you would do anything other than allow objections to the certified results to be heard. As we brace for the full impact of the post holiday surge coronavirus patients already make up nearly one third of San Antonio's hospital capacity. During last night's briefing, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that local hospitals are extremely stressed with covert 19 patients. University health chief medical officer Dr Brian also announced that the system is starting to postpone elective surgeries. We started today postponing some elective surgical procedure. We will continue to do those CMS categorize three days and three bees, which are the most severe life threatening a little over 1000 new cases were added in the hospital system currently has 1259 Cove in 19 patients, which means about one third of all patients. They're at the hospital have the virus. I'm Tanner Carlson News radio 1200 W data from state health officials indicate the Houston area is near the hospitalization threshold that requires business re openings to be Rolled back coronavirus. Hospitalizations have been higher than 15% for six straight days and seven straight days. Governor Evans executive order requires bars too close restaurants to cut capacity to 50% and other measures. Houston's Methodist Hospital is offering its employees of $500 bonus is a way of thanking them for their work during the pandemic. The hospital's president and CEO says employees will receive the bonus in early March, subject to certain criteria they have to meet among these Is being vaccinated against the virus. A man is dead after being gunned down near Solano Creek on the city's east side. It happened last night off Ferris Tree or neighbors reported hearing gunshots. When San Antonio police arrived on scene, they found a man in his thirties, laying on the ground with three gunshot wounds to the chest. He was rushed to the hospital but later died from his injuries. Police are still investigating. So far, no arrests have been made. Well, there's been an about face on the death of an actress. Despite media reports, Tanya Roberts is very much alive. The actresses rep has reversed his earlier statement to TMZ. The bond actors died. The entertainment outlet reported that Robert's passed away after collapsing at her home Christmas Eve and added She died Sunday. Cheater Sinai Medical Center, her wrap said Robert's husband informed him of her passing Now Mike Tingle says that he received a call from the hospital that she was still live. Pinkel said that her husband truly believed that the that seventies show actors had died and informed family members. There's no word on Robert's current condition. W AWAY I news time 7 37 traffic and weather together in a minute, But first a check of your money in the world of business, and Corey is live.
"majority leader mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTOK
"It's the latest when you need it on demand from Fox News and Amazon, Alexa The Senate's stalemate over increasing coronavirus stimulus checks continues. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says passing the House version of the bill to increase those payments. The only option left a house is gone for the session. Any modification or addition. The House bill can't become law. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the higher payments are not targeted to those who need the most and would raise the federal debt. Borrowing from our grandkids to do socialism for rich people is a terrible way to get help to families. Actually needed. The new Senate will be sworn in on Sunday. Britain's long and sometimes acrimonious divorce from the European Union is over with an economic split. That leaves the EU smaller in the UK freer but more isolated in a turbulent trade world. Brexit becoming official as midnight arrived a few hours ago in Brussels, the use headquarters Alex Trebek's final episodes of Jeopardy will air starting Monday with a tribute planned after Friday's final show his at least temporary replacement, apologizing for some of his past social media postings. Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings is apologizing for some of his previous social media posts. Jennings taking to Twitter writing, He's quote, definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Adding. It wasn't my intention to hurt anyone and that he's truly sorry. The game show contestant has come under fire for a bunch of since deleted tweets, including one about President Trump's youngest son, Baron, along with another comment, poking fun at those with disabilities. And yet another quip about terminally ill Star Wars fans. Jennings is set to be the first in a Syriza guest hosts for jeopardy following the death of Alex Trebek, Lauren Faulkner. Fox News This Maguire, the last surviving member of the Wire sisters topped the charts with several hits in the fifties has died. She was 89. I'm Jack.
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"Rota VIRUS. Vaccine Doses spoiled, deliberately line Jack Callahan, Fox News off pharmacist fired for leaving hundreds of doses of the vaccine out of the freezer and then admitting he did it on purpose. The individual was suspended and after multiple interviews over the course of the week. Admitted yesterday to intentionally removing the vaccine from refrigeration. Let's Dr Jeff Bar, the chief medical officer of the Aurora Medical Center. Now police and graft in Wisconsin, say that pharmacist has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including reckless endangerment. That could also be federal charges for tampering with drugs. Georgia's Senator David Perdue, facing a runoff election Tuesday, is off the campaign trail and in isolation after a campaign staffer with whom he'd come in contact tests positive for the coronavirus. Produced campaign says the senator won't return until he's tested negative. On two successive days. The Senate still in a stalemate over hiking coronavirus relief payments, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the increased bill passed by House Democrats is UN targeted and too expensive. Democrat leader Chuck Schumer says with the House now in recess, there's no other way to hike the payments now better than expected unemployment numbers to end the year initial jobless claims coming in at 787,000. The estimate was for 833,000. Not only is it better than expected, but it's actually below that, 100,000, which is a nice moving average tow look out now to the continuing claims they actually fell to 5.2195 point 219, and that is also better than expected. Below what we got last week, which was 5.337 boxes. Cheryl Cassani Wall Street, ending the year on a high note. The Dow gaining 197 points to close above 30,000 to 600 for the first time ever. S and P 500 added 24 points they closed at a new high NASDAQ 18 points higher. Just missing a record. America is listening to Fox News from the most Nissan traffic.