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"mickey edwards" Discussed on KTOK

"And institutions from future violence. She says. Agents are gathering intelligence and coordinating with local and state partners on potential threats, she says. They're focused on identifying investigating and disrupting persons who incite violence. And engage in criminal activity in Oklahoma and beyond. Ah, former Oklahoma congressman leaving the Republican Party here's Margot Murano. Former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards has left the Republican Party. He's changed his political affiliation to independent and tells news four that the GOP isn't like it used to be. We thought taxes could be too high and harmful. We thought regulation could be too much and harmful. We should have a strong military. I agreed with all of that. He says the Republican Party is turned into a cult, he says it no longer has values, principles or morals. Edwards was an Oklahoma congressman from 1977 to 1993, another 16, Oklahoma counties are eligible for public assistance to help with expenses related to last October's Big Winter storm. That left hundreds of thousands of people without power and caused millions of dollars in damage. FEMA has approved the additional counties, as requested by Governor Kevin Stitt. 13 counties were previously approved for expenses to help with debris removal, infrastructure repairs and other costs associated with responding to the storm. Even after being called out by the governor earlier this week, Tulsa School Superintendent Deborah Gift says it's still not safe for students to return to in person learning District had planned to resume some in person classes on January 25th with the Tulsa School Board held a special meeting this morning and voted to push back the date to March 22nd. With mental health and addiction issues surging because of the pandemic. Some 28 members of the Oklahoma Legislature.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Hi I'm Jamie was on for the last decade I've been a newspaper reporter and lately just finding it hard to keep up with the news as of today simple possession of marijuana is no longer illegal it can be hard to make sense of things. Investigators spent nine hours in the consulates appearance or mud. I WANNA change that at least a little. Join me weekdays at six. Am for front burner at daily podcast from CBC News. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcast in the US Senate today. Donald Trump's defense team laid out its case but after new revelations on the weekend it's hard not to think that case just got a lot harder to make back in a piece in the New York Times yesterday. There were details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton according to the article Mr Trump told the Mr Bolton that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions and military aid from Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into his political opponents which of course sources the issue at the center of the Impeachment Trial Mickey Edwards has written about the trial for the Times today. He's a visiting professor at Princeton University and a former Republican can member of the US House of Representatives. We reached Mr Edwards in Washington. DC This you had ribs. What did you think when you read these revelations in the New York Times Times about John Bolton well either my my first thought was that Bolton has been the indication was I think they're putting out the story? Sorry that it got leaked but it didn't get lake. John Bolton wanted the story out there and and he was frustrated because he'd been saying he would honor a subpoena. You now the words. Please please call me. And that didn't happen and so. I think the timing was perfect. Because he was president he was in the meetings with the president and and He was very offended by what was happening and he wants to be able to tell the Senate about it so I mean it's the same stories we've heard but what is it. What is pistre? Bolton's this this leak of what's in his book. What he reports on? How does it change? Or how does it advance the case against Mr Trump. Well it changes it tremendously because the the president's lawyers in the Senate and the impeachment hearings have been saying That well it's all out of context or Eric citizens not what he said. And you know it's all secondhand. Somebody says they heard somebody else. Say This And this is direct. The same arguments arguments to refute with Mister Borges or to challenge Mr Bulletin. The saying exist. Don't they that Well in the end that Ukraine got the money and there was no investigation. Asian into the Biden's you have president trump's claim that yes i. I wanted to investigate corruption. What's wrong with that? So does Mr Bolton in any way Give and value judgment to this does he. Condemning in your view it is well. First of all he doesn't need to condemn it. Because withholding the the money without congressional approval off is illegal Secondly what Bolton is able to say is that the the withholding of the money was not what what the others said which we do that all the time you know we WANNA make sure they're following a certain policies you know he. He can verify that the president said This was in order to get the investigation of Joe Biden and Biden's family going to change that impeachment trial either now if we lived lived in a rational world if we had never created political parties or if we had you know some members of the US Senate had some spine and cared about the country more than they care about their re election. It would change it tremendously because I think this would almost certainly guarantee that the president would be convicted and removed from office as it it is. Will it really make a difference. Looking at the behavior of the people in the Senate Mitch. McConnell saying he's coordinating everything with the White House It's probably probably not gonNA make a big difference. It will certainly tell the American people who have by and large been in favor of having witnesses and you know get in here the truth I think it might make some of those who might have otherwise voted for Donald Trump to be much more reluctant to do so When it comes out that you know he's been lying and that there there's a very well respected conservative Eyewitness who who can prove you know he. He was lying but you know long run. I wish I had more confidence that the Senate or the are the trump supporters generally in the country We're going to be swayed by this. That is it more likely that John Bolton will testify but it will be enough senators. Who say yeah? We wanted to hear Jason Witnesses. You want to hear from John Bolton in particular do you think that's more likely now. I think it could be. You only need you know a very small number two WHO Come forward and say yeah. We're not saying that we're going to find him guilty but we want to hear the witnesses So yeah probably marginally increases the chances of that But it's amazing. How impervious these Republican? Senator seem to be too too fact to concerns about it The constitution of the law. So I don't know but I think yes. Marginally I think it puts more pressure on the season collinses and Cory Gardner and others like that To say okay I will go along with with saying that. We must have witnesses. Why do you think that you're I mean I mean you're a Republican? You see the the evidence the Democrats produced in the House makes sense. So why why do you say that. They're Republicans are impervious to fax ax. Why do you think they don't see it the same way as you do? I think there are two different reasons. One is As policy related. I think there is one group of senators senators. Maybe a large group who say I cannot stand this man I cannot stand what he says and he lies all the time but you know these is policies we think are right for America and that if we remove him from office that Mike Pence won't be strong. The Democrats will be stronger and we won't get the policies we want but then there's another group by mentioned you know. The problem of political parties is that they like being senators. They like having the people say yes. Sir senator. Let me get the door for you. Let me They like standing up in front of an audience getting applause and and the they know. Oh that with our political system they could be taken on in a party. Primary even if the general public overwhelmingly supports that in a primary they can be taken off the ballot. But e- but Ego aside I mean you coward it isn't it to stakes are so high. I mean when you think that if they to to go along with this with with impeachment process that is to lose everything you lose the White House you lose possibly the Senate you already last house. Republicans I mean. Aren't the stakes. Just too high to see to see it this way if depends on whether what you're concerned most about is your party and your policies or whether you're concerned about the United States constitution but if you believe that your party new policies of the rights right ones for the country then is isn't that wouldn't that contribute to the idea that I have to turn a blind eye to this because the ends justify the means actually. They took an oath of office. You you know to uphold the constitution and the constitution means you know is about process how you make decisions and what decisions are Not Permissible and so you know. God help us if we ever get to the point that nobody cares about the rules. Nobody cares about the law. All they care about is whatever I have you do In order to hold power we will leave it. There must redwoods. I appreciate speaking with you. Thank you thanks Karen Bye. That was Mickey Edwards. It's in Washington DC. He's a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma. He's also a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international affairs at Princeton University visiting in a statement John Bolton denied any quote coordination with the New York Times or anyone else regarding the appearance of information from his Book Unquote.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Hi I'm Jamie was on for the last decade I've been a newspaper reporter and lately just finding it hard to keep up with the news as of today simple possession of marijuana is no longer illegal it can be hard to make sense of things. Investigators spent nine hours in the consulates appearance or mud. I WANNA change that at least a little. Join me weekdays at six. Am for front burner at daily podcast from CBC News. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcast in the US Senate today. Donald Trump's defense team laid out its case but after new revelations on the weekend it's hard not to think that case just got a lot harder to make back in a piece in the New York Times yesterday. There were details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton according to the article Mr Trump told the Mr Bolton that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions and military aid from Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into his political opponents which of course sources the issue at the center of the Impeachment Trial Mickey Edwards has written about the trial for the Times today. He's a visiting professor at Princeton University and a former Republican can member of the US House of Representatives. We reached Mr Edwards in Washington. DC This you had ribs. What did you think when you read these revelations in the New York Times Times about John Bolton well either my my first thought was that Bolton has been the indication was I think they're putting out the story? Sorry that it got leaked but it didn't get lake. John Bolton wanted the story out there and and he was frustrated because he'd been saying he would honor a subpoena. You now the words. Please please call me. And that didn't happen and so. I think the timing was perfect. Because he was president he was in the meetings with the president and and He was very offended by what was happening and he wants to be able to tell the Senate about it so I mean it's the same stories we've heard but what is it. What is pistre? Bolton's this this leak of what's in his book. What he reports on? How does it change? Or how does it advance the case against Mr Trump. Well it changes it tremendously because the the president's lawyers in the Senate and the impeachment hearings have been saying That well it's all out of context or Eric citizens not what he said. And you know it's all secondhand. Somebody says they heard somebody else. Say This And this is direct. The same arguments arguments to refute with Mister Borges or to challenge Mr Bulletin. The saying exist. Don't they that Well in the end that Ukraine got the money and there was no investigation. Asian into the Biden's you have president trump's claim that yes i. I wanted to investigate corruption. What's wrong with that? So does Mr Bolton in any way Give and value judgment to this does he. Condemning in your view it is well. First of all he doesn't need to condemn it. Because withholding the the money without congressional approval off is illegal Secondly what Bolton is able to say is that the the withholding of the money was not what what the others said which we do that all the time you know we WANNA make sure they're following a certain policies you know he. He can verify that the president said This was in order to get the investigation of Joe Biden and Biden's family going to change that impeachment trial either now if we lived lived in a rational world if we had never created political parties or if we had you know some members of the US Senate had some spine and cared about the country more than they care about their re election. It would change it tremendously because I think this would almost certainly guarantee that the president would be convicted and removed from office as it it is. Will it really make a difference. Looking at the behavior of the people in the Senate Mitch. McConnell saying he's coordinating everything with the White House It's probably probably not gonNA make a big difference. It will certainly tell the American people who have by and large been in favor of having witnesses and you know get in here the truth I think it might make some of those who might have otherwise voted for Donald Trump to be much more reluctant to do so When it comes out that you know he's been lying and that there there's a very well respected conservative Eyewitness who who can prove you know he. He was lying but you know long run. I wish I had more confidence that the Senate or the are the trump supporters generally in the country We're going to be swayed by this. That is it more likely that John Bolton will testify but it will be enough senators. Who say yeah? We wanted to hear Jason Witnesses. You want to hear from John Bolton in particular do you think that's more likely now. I think it could be. You only need you know a very small number two WHO Come forward and say yeah. We're not saying that we're going to find him guilty but we want to hear the witnesses So yeah probably marginally increases the chances of that But it's amazing. How impervious these Republican? Senator seem to be too too fact to concerns about it The constitution of the law. So I don't know but I think yes. Marginally I think it puts more pressure on the season collinses and Cory Gardner and others like that To say okay I will go along with with saying that. We must have witnesses. Why do you think that you're I mean I mean you're a Republican? You see the the evidence the Democrats produced in the House makes sense. So why why do you say that. They're Republicans are impervious to fax ax. Why do you think they don't see it the same way as you do? I think there are two different reasons. One is As policy related. I think there is one group of senators senators. Maybe a large group who say I cannot stand this man I cannot stand what he says and he lies all the time but you know these is policies we think are right for America and that if we remove him from office that Mike Pence won't be strong. The Democrats will be stronger and we won't get the policies we want but then there's another group by mentioned you know. The problem of political parties is that they like being senators. They like having the people say yes. Sir senator. Let me get the door for you. Let me They like standing up in front of an audience getting applause and and the they know. Oh that with our political system they could be taken on in a party. Primary even if the general public overwhelmingly supports that in a primary they can be taken off the ballot. But e- but Ego aside I mean you coward it isn't it to stakes are so high. I mean when you think that if they to to go along with this with with impeachment process that is to lose everything you lose the White House you lose possibly the Senate you already last house. Republicans I mean. Aren't the stakes. Just too high to see to see it this way if depends on whether what you're concerned most about is your party and your policies or whether you're concerned about the United States constitution but if you believe that your party new policies of the rights right ones for the country then is isn't that wouldn't that contribute to the idea that I have to turn a blind eye to this because the ends justify the means actually. They took an oath of office. You you know to uphold the constitution and the constitution means you know is about process how you make decisions and what decisions are Not Permissible and so you know. God help us if we ever get to the point that nobody cares about the rules. Nobody cares about the law. All they care about is whatever I have you do In order to hold power we will leave it. There must redwoods. I appreciate speaking with you. Thank you thanks Karen Bye. That was Mickey Edwards. It's in Washington DC. He's a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma. He's also a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international affairs at Princeton University visiting in a statement John Bolton denied any quote coordination with the New York Times or anyone else regarding the appearance of information from his Book Unquote.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Hi I'm Jamie was on for the last decade I've been a newspaper reporter and lately just finding it hard to keep up with the news as of today simple possession of marijuana is no longer illegal it can be hard to make sense of things. Investigators spent nine hours in the consulates appearance or mud. I WANNA change that at least a little. Join me weekdays at six. Am for front burner at daily podcast from CBC News. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcast in the US Senate today. Donald Trump's defense team laid out its case but after new revelations on the weekend it's hard not to think that case just got a lot harder to make back in a piece in the New York Times yesterday. There were details of an unpublished manuscript by former national security adviser John Bolton according to the article Mr Trump told the Mr Bolton that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions and military aid from Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into his political opponents which of course sources the issue at the center of the Impeachment Trial Mickey Edwards has written about the trial for the Times today. He's a visiting professor at Princeton University and a former Republican can member of the US House of Representatives. We reached Mr Edwards in Washington. DC This you had ribs. What did you think when you read these revelations in the New York Times Times about John Bolton well either my my first thought was that Bolton has been the indication was I think they're putting out the story? Sorry that it got leaked but it didn't get lake. John Bolton wanted the story out there and and he was frustrated because he'd been saying he would honor a subpoena. You now the words. Please please call me. And that didn't happen and so. I think the timing was perfect. Because he was president he was in the meetings with the president and and He was very offended by what was happening and he wants to be able to tell the Senate about it so I mean it's the same stories we've heard but what is it. What is pistre? Bolton's this this leak of what's in his book. What he reports on? How does it change? Or how does it advance the case against Mr Trump. Well it changes it tremendously because the the president's lawyers in the Senate and the impeachment hearings have been saying That well it's all out of context or Eric citizens not what he said. And you know it's all secondhand. Somebody says they heard somebody else. Say This And this is direct. The same arguments arguments to refute with Mister Borges or to challenge Mr Bulletin. The saying exist. Don't they that Well in the end that Ukraine got the money and there was no investigation. Asian into the Biden's you have president trump's claim that yes i. I wanted to investigate corruption. What's wrong with that? So does Mr Bolton in any way Give and value judgment to this does he. Condemning in your view it is well. First of all he doesn't need to condemn it. Because withholding the the money without congressional approval off is illegal Secondly what Bolton is able to say is that the the withholding of the money was not what what the others said which we do that all the time you know we WANNA make sure they're following a certain policies you know he. He can verify that the president said This was in order to get the investigation of Joe Biden and Biden's family going to change that impeachment trial either now if we lived lived in a rational world if we had never created political parties or if we had you know some members of the US Senate had some spine and cared about the country more than they care about their re election. It would change it tremendously because I think this would almost certainly guarantee that the president would be convicted and removed from office as it it is. Will it really make a difference. Looking at the behavior of the people in the Senate Mitch. McConnell saying he's coordinating everything with the White House It's probably probably not gonNA make a big difference. It will certainly tell the American people who have by and large been in favor of having witnesses and you know get in here the truth I think it might make some of those who might have otherwise voted for Donald Trump to be much more reluctant to do so When it comes out that you know he's been lying and that there there's a very well respected conservative Eyewitness who who can prove you know he. He was lying but you know long run. I wish I had more confidence that the Senate or the are the trump supporters generally in the country We're going to be swayed by this. That is it more likely that John Bolton will testify but it will be enough senators. Who say yeah? We wanted to hear Jason Witnesses. You want to hear from John Bolton in particular do you think that's more likely now. I think it could be. You only need you know a very small number two WHO Come forward and say yeah. We're not saying that we're going to find him guilty but we want to hear the witnesses So yeah probably marginally increases the chances of that But it's amazing. How impervious these Republican? Senator seem to be too too fact to concerns about it The constitution of the law. So I don't know but I think yes. Marginally I think it puts more pressure on the season collinses and Cory Gardner and others like that To say okay I will go along with with saying that. We must have witnesses. Why do you think that you're I mean I mean you're a Republican? You see the the evidence the Democrats produced in the House makes sense. So why why do you say that. They're Republicans are impervious to fax ax. Why do you think they don't see it the same way as you do? I think there are two different reasons. One is As policy related. I think there is one group of senators senators. Maybe a large group who say I cannot stand this man I cannot stand what he says and he lies all the time but you know these is policies we think are right for America and that if we remove him from office that Mike Pence won't be strong. The Democrats will be stronger and we won't get the policies we want but then there's another group by mentioned you know. The problem of political parties is that they like being senators. They like having the people say yes. Sir senator. Let me get the door for you. Let me They like standing up in front of an audience getting applause and and the they know. Oh that with our political system they could be taken on in a party. Primary even if the general public overwhelmingly supports that in a primary they can be taken off the ballot. But e- but Ego aside I mean you coward it isn't it to stakes are so high. I mean when you think that if they to to go along with this with with impeachment process that is to lose everything you lose the White House you lose possibly the Senate you already last house. Republicans I mean. Aren't the stakes. Just too high to see to see it this way if depends on whether what you're concerned most about is your party and your policies or whether you're concerned about the United States constitution but if you believe that your party new policies of the rights right ones for the country then is isn't that wouldn't that contribute to the idea that I have to turn a blind eye to this because the ends justify the means actually. They took an oath of office. You you know to uphold the constitution and the constitution means you know is about process how you make decisions and what decisions are Not Permissible and so you know. God help us if we ever get to the point that nobody cares about the rules. Nobody cares about the law. All they care about is whatever I have you do In order to hold power we will leave it. There must redwoods. I appreciate speaking with you. Thank you thanks Karen Bye. That was Mickey Edwards. It's in Washington DC. He's a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma. He's also a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international affairs at Princeton University visiting in a statement John Bolton denied any quote coordination with the New York Times or anyone else regarding the appearance of information from his Book Unquote.

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Iran attacks Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani's death

All In with Chris Hayes

11:06 min | 1 year ago

Iran attacks Iraqi bases housing US troops in retaliation for Soleimani's death

"Breaking news out of Iraq where we have confirmation that Iran has launched missiles missile strikes to Iraqi basis at least two Iraqi basis that also house. US forces we have no confirmation yet of the assessment of damage or casualties around the state media is now saying that Eh. They launched these two rounds of missile strikes. And this is I think important and really actually crucial we think about this moment around saying there's no there's no retaliation for America For the latest attacks. Then they will stop attacking but if America tax than their response will be crushing and widespread. It seems to me that this is a calculation nation here by the Iranian regime. At least and getting to some point that does not further. Climb up the escalatory ladder that we have now been on for quite some time and is threatening to plunged the entire region into valuable war joining me now former Republican congressman from Oklahoma Mickey Edwards. Former chair of the House Republican Policy Committee and former Democratic Congressman from Maryland. Donna Edwards also with me Sam Cedar host the majority were podcast and MSNBC Contributor Angelina Maxwell host of signal boost on Sirius Xm and an MSNBC political analyst. Donna let me start with you the the way that we talk about. This tends to resolve revolve around the president. What decision when will he make? and WHO's influencing but America's democratic nation with the constitution that gives the power to declare war the the Congress United States represents this democratic nation. All of its citizens citizens should not be in the hands of one man particularly one man with the faculties that the current president has it seems to me extremely important that across Democrat and Republican particularly Democratic Party Democrat. Cows come out strongly to say no war with Iran. This is madness and do whatever they can to halt escalation is that a possibility ability as UCLA. I do think that there will be in there. Already have been tonight really strong voices coming from speaker. Pelosi herself that we do not want a war with Iran and very sadly this is so reminiscent of where we've been before and I think it's also important for the American American people to step up and declare that there should be no war with Iran and we are at a place where you know. There's a possibility that there could be some some de escalation but it requires seen voices and cool heads to preside both in the White House which I don't expect but certainly coming out with a strong voice from Democrats in the in the Congress and I would expect others who do not want to continue. You need to put service men and women in harm's way and to jeopardize the safety of of the American People Mickey you know there's been an interesting Fisher Asia and the Republican and Conservative collision on this question We we've seen it sort of break out in the open. Sometimes rampaul was on our air earlier. Senator from Kentucky urging us not to enter into worth around. There are some conservative commentators. WHO HAVE THE president's ear who also said the same? This seems to me kind of testing ground of that. What do you you expect to see from Republicans on the hill? Well if we stay with what they have been saying for. Many many years is that we should be very cautious. Che's about going into war but they're the bigger issue here is what you were talking about Chris. So I would hope that the congress is able to back the president op and not have is go into a major war but it's also important that Congress start reasserting its primacy in the field of international affairs primacy in in terms of deciding when we go to war because it's not just this war but with this man in the in the White House or frankly any president the idea that the congress would step by now. You were the democratic voice. Chris you've been talking about and that the Congress would back off and let any president just on his own whim or any other reason take take the country into war is unacceptable and it's time Republicans and Democrats both came together on that one issue. It just crazy to me to view what's happening right now. Does this thing that just happening out there. In the world like we're we live in a democratic society precisely so that we can exert some control and and that's part of constitutional designed by design the founders constitutional design that there are some democratic control. I mean the idea that regardless of what we have in terms of casualties that we must must respond is absurd. We have agency people are going to call for de-escalation. They're either going to call for now tonight or they're going to do it. Eighteen years from now after after what we've been in Iraq and so the bottom line is every single. Democratic presidential candidate should tonight come out and say no war with Iran every single member of the Democratic Caucus in the house and the Senate should be backing the bills by Tim Kaine am by Sanders and Kana in the House and stopping funding and stopping topping the legal auspicies for this war. Somebody's skills worse than Iraq because at least with the Iraq war in two thousand three there was a reason they put forward a reason season and so an American citizen say while there's WMD's now it turned out that that was a lie right but there wasn't articulated reason that the administration collectively is trying to put forward to tell the American people. This is why we're doing this. I have no idea why this is happening Chris. The American people likely do not understand why we are on on the brink of war with Iran and I agree with Sam. All of the Democratic candidates have a chance to step forward in this moment and show that they can be competent. They can be strong and stand on principle there. There is no reason for this and this moment we need to stay take a step back a giant step back over this cannot be a partisan listen moment the Republicans in Congress have to do the same thing. They took the same oath of office. They swore to uphold the same constitution and adjust having Democrats oppose. What's happening what the war is about without any information here but but they can't do it alone? Republicans have to say in this this case this is American lives at risk and we are going to take back the constitutional power. The Congress has the it can't be just a democratic down the the politics of of this which in some senses seemed secretaries. We await at this moment to find out if there were casualties. Both among the Iraqi against Iraqi servicemembers emmers on these Iraqi bases or American service members but of course the politics matter because the politics are part of what will produce the outcomes that happen and the decision that gets made. I mean again. This is all part of Democratic Self Governance. It does seem to me that the war weariness is very real thing it shows up in the polling. It showed up on the campaign trail. There's very very little appetite. Wait for a war with Iran. If you pull that question and even the airstrike against Sulejmani which a to my mind. Reckless escalation along this trajectory was was essentially partisan split. Like do you trust. The Democrats will have the courage of their convictions about how they navigate this. Well I have to say I mean I do you. I mean I remember you know the lead up to the Iraq war in two thousand and whatever it was three four and you know people believe the evidence that was in front of them. I never believed it. But even in the face of thousands and thousands of people taking to the streets still legislators felt a need to like go right up and march toward war. We cannot afford that to have that outcome again. And I think it's incumbent on members of Congress but the American people have to speak up and we know that they're worried because they wanted to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan in and out of the region all along now here. We are escalating again. And it's time to put a put the brakes on this coming. Both from the Congress in terms of them exercising their authorities Mickey had said but also coming from the American people saying we do not want another war in that region Gen Party. The ball is in the in the hands of the people themselves the power to declare war being Congress means that the people are supposed to make these decisions and this is what they have to show up a child meetings APP to contact their members of Congress and they have to be hurt and there should be a vote. I mean there's going to be a partner. Solution says there's going to be privileged privileged resolution and there should be there should be a vote in the United States. Senate absolutely not say I am struck by how many democratic politicians look I have very little expectations of Republicans at this point. I'm sorry about that but I am struck. By how few how how little maturation there seems to be when I look at the democratic accredit politicians who are coming out there and equivocating at this point because the American public has grown since two thousand two and to a certain extent I remember that time time vividly millions of people who are in those streets at that time and the fact is there was a lot of people who are shell shocked after nine eleven that Shell shock does not exist amongst the American American public anymore but you look at the eyes of a lot of these democratic politicians and they look like deers. If your headlights they need to lead to fight back against what is off. Obviously an attempt to draw this country into war by. Who's you know what who who's driving this bus? It's unclear but it but we cannot allow the the idea that the president of the United States can Willy Nilly create provocations. That dragged this country into this type of quagmire again. The American people have to understand why why we're entering into a military conflict. They don't know that tonight and that's a really big problem. And the communication here. I mean we just go back to say what the facts are on the ground in terms of the the latest loop. There was an attack outside Kirkuk a rocket attack there have been increasing rocketfire Adam at American forces from Shia militias in Iraq. Starting in October Tober Brett mcgurk said that hadn't happened. Eight years that part that itself was part of a escalatory cycle that started with the withdrawal from the Iran deal that kills an American American contractor back in December outside Kirkuk and killed an American contractor wounded several American service members there was a retaliatory strike by the US. It Killed Twenty five Shia militia militia members in Iraq and then that storm the embassy which was essentially disbursed with no casualties and then in response to that wildly provocative talkative s escalating act of taking out killing Qassem solely money. So that is that is the situation that has bras tonight to these reports of ground-to-ground missile. Fire from the Iranian government directed at Iraqi basis that whole both Amar Iraqi service members and American service members Donald. What do you think is happening right now? We have reports that Vice President Pence has briefed Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Pelosi tweeted tweeted out. She's closely monitoring the situation falling bombings targeting. US troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our service members including ending needless provocations

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

13:05 min | 2 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Treasury in pursuit of appropriations the ninth circuit held the United States versus MacIntosh in two thousand sixteen that if the executive branch spends money and violations of appropriation mall. It would be drawing funds from the treasury without authorization by statute and violating the appropriations clause. The supreme court held in the office of personnel management versus Richmond in nineteen ninety that any exercise of power granted by the constitution to one of the other branches of government is limited by the valid reservation of congressional control over funds in the treasury beyond the legal challenge in the courts. Presidential emergency declaration, congress has the responsibility to act as well rain in the president. Abuse of power in order to maintain the proper separation of powers and checks and balances on our constitution. Former Republican members of congress recently wrote a powerful open letter to the current Republican members of congress on this issue. The singles hers include former members John Danforth Mickey Edwards. Chuck hagel. Jim Kolbe Olympia, snow and Richard Lugar. Let me quote from this letter R rose is to put the country and its constitution above everything, including party, politics or loyalty to a president. That is why we were coming together to urge those of you who are now charged with what polling authority of the first branch of government to resist efforts to surrender those powers to a president. We offer to arguments against allowing a president any president, regardless of party to circumvent congressional authority. One is the constitutional placing of all makers power in the hands of the people's Representative the power of the purse rests with congress. If you allow the president to nor congress it will be not your thorny. But that of your constituents that are being deprived of the protection of true Representative government. Let me just add. There's said in that letter we have made appropriations here, we expect those appropriations to carry out. We are the representatives of the people in my own state of Maryland. We have many military construction contracts for many of the military installations there could be put a jeopardy Maryland is proud home major military installations, including Pax river and Indian head including Andrews for Dietrich, fort Meade, the AP. Aberdeen Proving grounds. Our responsibility to make those appropriations, and if you let this emergency power go that action could be compromised by the president of the United States denying the people of this country. They're Representative government. So let me continue from the former letter of our Republican the letter from our former Republican colleagues letter continues. The second argument goes directly to the question. Each of you must face how much are you willing to undermine the constitution and congress in order to advance a policy outcome that by all means is not achievable current issue. A wall on our southern border has gone through the process in place by the constitute in place, by the constitution. It has been proposed by the president is been debated by congress and the representatives of the people allocated funding at a level deemed appropriate by congress. We understand that. There are many members of congress who may disagree with the final compromise reached. By five partisan group of legislators and approved overwhelmingly by congress to you. We asked this question. What would you do when a president of another party uses the president, you are establishing impose policies do what you unalterably oppose. There's no way around this difficulty. What power is seeded to a president? You support may also be used by presidents whose policy poor and quote the latter. Then concludes quote, we have serve we have cerebrate you serve now. Call on you to honor your oath of office, and protect the constitution and responsibilities vested in congress. We ask that you passer joint resolution terminating the emergency declared by the president on February fifteenth twenty nineteen congress should therefore take all necessary action overturn this unlawful presidential declaration instead of trying to raise funds that have been designated for critical military construction environmental projects the president's should work with congress to enact comprehensive reform. The president the Senate should vote to uphold the constitution and his legislative prerogatives, including the power of the purse to cancel the president's emergency declaration atmosphere. President before Senator Ben Cardin, democrat from Maryland live on the floor vote on the resolution expected about two fifteen M eastern. The Republicans control the Senate by a fifty three to forty seven seat margin. But at least nine Republicans have said they will vote in favor of this resolution terminating the declaration of national emergency. President Senator from Oklahoma president during the recent government shutdown. There are a lot of budget issues ever negotiated wide ranging Bill of over a thousand pages when it was all said and done, but the most contentious number and all of the negotiations circled around a barrier on our southern border into highest drug trafficking corridor in the country Republican James Lankford, president requested five point seven billion dollars to build a barrier. Fence in ten locations that the customs and border patrol had identified the top ten points of illegal drugs entering our country. Now that study had been requested by congress before they fulfilled that study of identifying the highest profile drug trafficking corridors brought that back to congress. The president then requested funding to be able to build fencing in those areas of the highest trafficking areas. His request was not for two thousand mile long wall. It was only to replace some of the sections of the six hundred and fifty mile long bear that already exists. Areas that were old and ineffective or to be able to put new fencing in hydro trafficking areas in a highly partisan debate congress eventually appropriated one point three seven five billion dollars for the construction of additional barriers not even close to what the president and what customs and border patrol said they needed to protect the nation and members of law enforcement during those negotiations the president announced that he would declare national emergency. If you didn't get the funds needed to secure the nation. At that point. There are two options for people who don't want the president to secure a border one is include language in that appropriations Bill before it's passed to prevent the president from declaring an emergency action and using any of the funds for that. The second one is wait till after the Bill is passed and declare a disapproval resolution to stop the president after the bills already passed those who oppose border security chose the second option fight the president after passage which brings us to today. After signing the funding Bill to reopen. The government to deal with the humanitarian crisis and the flow of illegal narcotics coming into our country. The president declared a national emergency in two areas. He has over one hundred thirties. He declared it into one was this. You wanted to be able to replace some of the national guard members with members of the reserve you have to declare national emergency to call up the reserves numbers to do that. So his I request was call up some of the reserves to swap out with some of the guard members already serving at the border. The second one was in one of the accounts that deals with military construction. If needed he wanted to be able to tap into some of those funds. Now, he was also very clear there four accounts that they would have access to in this three of them. Don't need an emergency declaration. Let me run through those. The first is the one point three seven five billion dollars that congress allocated indie government shutdown ending debate. No question. One point three seven five has been approved by congress. There's a second fund where six hundred million dollars. It's any treasury asset forfeiture fund that funds specifically notes that those funds can be used for any use for federal law enforcement. It's very clear as wide discretion. Any used for federal law enforcement. So no, no legal question that it can be used by customs and border patrol or debatable to do construction of any kind of barrier. A third fund that exists already with the department of defense. There's four billion dollars in this fund set aside, and it can be used for wide ranging issues dealing with counter-narcotics. No question that the president can do any action dealing with counter-narcotics with that certain fund, in fact in that funded self this specific language is already included in that. And this is up to four billion dollars saying construction of roads and fences installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across international boundaries of the United States. So let me run through this. There's up to four billion dollars the president can ask for he doesn't have to ask for emergency thorny at all on that's the counter narcotics. Counter drug smuggling. There's the six hundred million dollars that have already been allocated that the president can use because it deals with law enforcement. There's one point three seven five. Five billion dollars that congress also allocated. There is no legal question on any of those at the tail end of that the White House is also said after all three of those funds are expended, which by the way, those three funds exceed the five point seven billion dollars. The president says he needs the president's request is if we go through all of those and are not able to close that section down. I want to be able to access at some future point this other fund. They've also made it very clear that would be past October that would not even be in this fiscal year. So really the debate about funding is a next year's issue on you need. What's called the twenty eight. Oh, eight funding on the military construction leaving us again to today, an emergency declaration really has to questions in it. Is an emergency. Does the president has statutory authority to take this action? That's the only two questions on the table. Is it an emergency is under dispute there are some folks that would say, I don't think what's going on in the border is an emergency. There's some folks some in this chamber some of the other chamber that wants to abolish ice that wants to dismantle the wall. Now want to be able to open the borders. Thankfully, that's a small group of people that don't see our national security is important. For the vast majority of folks, they do see an importance in going national security from congress in on our borders. Then we had the argument about how serious is this. I've had folks that said to me it's really not that bad because we have individuals coming but not as high of a number as what it used to be twenty years ago, we even had more people crossing the border illegally. That's not the question that's in front of us. They're requests from customs and border patrol is specifically for the ten areas with the highest drug trafficking in all of our southern border. That's the request. The question is do we have an emergency dealing with illegal drugs crossing our border after the customs and border patrol have said to us. We need barriers to slow down the flow of illegal drugs. Are they right or are they wrong? Among those areas and the Rio Grande valley sector is the highest area from movement right now of illegal drugs crossing into our country. It's sixteen percent of the border miles. But it's forty percent of the legal border illegal drug trafficking coming in just in that one sector last year five hundred and fifty pounds of methamphetamine received. This is not at the port of entry. This is between ports of entry and that open area that doesn't have offense five hundred and fifty pounds of methamphetamines one thousand five hundred pounds of cocaine sixty four thousand pounds of marijuana were seized in that one section without offense. The question is is that an emergency seventy thousand Americans died last year from overdoses from drugs that came from and through Mexico. Seventy thousand. If we had any. Any issue in America where seventy thousand people died. I can assure you this. Congress would stand up and say we have an emergency..

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

05:50 min | 2 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

"Life aquatic with Steve zoo, just because of Anjelica Huston and just because you get to hear a whole bunch of David Bowie song sung in. I believe Portuguese. Not making that up Stephen Duquesne. Thank you for waiting on me on Katie k radio. Hi. I see I'd like to approaches from a slightly different angle. First of all, let me say. Whether it be Mitch McConnell. Charles Grassley, Dianne Feinstein or anyone else that you care to name. I don't see anybody exhibiting anything that could be accused of statesmanship here. Hey, I can absolutely raise my hand in agreement with that somebody called earlier and was talking about honorable behavior. And I said man that horse has left the barn long ago. It has indeed. And that's a little historical context. What what brought this to mind to me was something that had been picked impact on me when the event happened and that was ten years ago this past week. Russ feingold. Senator from Wisconsin. Had a Senate Judiciary hearing on restoring the rule of law, and as part of that hearing Mickey Edwards, a former Republican House policy committee, chairman gave a speech that essentially you might take a lecture to congress on how to do their job in some of the things that he touched on war for being a check and balance against the president. You know, we had all those executive orders of Bush wrote, and they got even worse under Obama and. The other part of it was that. Congressional members of Senate members take an oath to hold uphold the constitution of the United States to uphold the Democratic Party or uphold the Republican party. The what I'm what I'm concerned about. Here is. Going back a little further again, Merrick garland Obama's appointee the liberal. Okay. Right. What are years? The chief. Judge of the court never had a ruling overturned in those twenty years imminently qualified quite possibly the most qualified appointee in the twentieth century, the twenty first century modern history. And there was not any hearings held because it was within the last year of the presidency, and that was going to change somewhere around four hundred days. He sat there so. So I'm saying all these things because of this. Okay, we already you're losing trust government. Many people have already lost trust in government. I see Calvin is possibly ending up being what many people consider to be an illegitimate supreme court Justice because all the process it may not have anything to do with him as an individual. What does he have to do? With is is Mitch McConnell stifling, Merrick garland and Grassley doing a horrible job in my opinion, doing what's right in this case, which Calvin all it's not an issue of judge of what's right, Steve in a perfect world, everything you just said would be getting it here too. But it's not. And in this case, you can say what the Republicans are doing Democrats are doing it too. It didn't become less or more, correct? When Feinstein went and this woman brought all of this to light. It became political. When it was brought to light Democrats are putting their party ahead of the constitution. And Republicans are putting their party ahead of the constitution. And that's I'd like to tell you that's new, but it's it's really not. It's really not. And when you talk about hypocrisy of your Lord, look at what the. I just saw we're on. We're on tuned to are on pace to borrow a trillion dollars this year. When it's an amount that I don't even know how many zeros and commas that's a lot. But we're on pace to borrow a trillion dollars this year. And that's with the people that have always screamed about were spending money. We have a military budget that I believe is bigger than the next five military budgets put together. But we need a bigger military budget. Well, that indicates to me that whatever we're buying with our military budget. We're buying crap. We're getting snakes and sparklers. We need we need to be the good stuff. If we're spending that much, and we still need to spend more. But applying logic. Oh, we're long past logic indecency. This is straight up political. And it continues to be political. It's posturing, and it's grotesque. And if I'm the doctors, lawyers, and I heard the Mitch McConnell quotes, man, she showing up she's going on book tour now guys you go ahead and have your boat Monday. Absolutely agree with one thing that he said. I never really trusted the government. I lived to the hippie and some of it seeped in the Pachulia stink. Thank god. No. But some of its seat, Dan. The Hyde character from that seventies show. But I think there are a lot of people that think less of the government then they did five or ten or fifteen years ago. I know there are people that think less of the government than when I was.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"He said to Bloomberg will keep until the election. You gotta wonder what's coming after. That's interesting. It does. It does correspond with something that I've heard from a lot of Republicans, which is there's this growing sense that Republicans are going to lose the house and they're bracing for it, right. And, and you know, we saw axios reporter this week that there's been a spreadsheet created that circulated among Republicans of all the areas that they fear Democrats will. Investigate if in the Trump presidency, if they take back the house. I think that there is a sense that Trump could be. I don't know what it would be. I don't have inside reporting on this, but there's a sense that there will be brief window of opportunity that if Trump is going to do certain things or try to get rid of certain people, he has to do it. There's a ticking clock here. You have to do it before the next. The next session of congress. It's like shooting the moon after you get the Queen of spades and hearts. You know, it's like, you're, you're, you're, you're, you're down no matter what you might as well go for it. Well, I think that's true, but I think there's another factor here. I think he wants to not have part of the midterms be about the fact that he's trying to kill the investigation. And if he moved now to get rid of sessions, that's what it would be really be trying to kill the best to Gatien. Although there's kind of bond villain thing happening where he's like turning to the camera to tell us that sessions is only around because he doesn't want it fire before the interests. Like he's giving away what is what is obviously going on McKay it. Same thing with again yesterday, like this idea of it's going to happen after the merger of a weird strategy. It is weird. He's not even telegraphing it. He's he's almost straight up saying it, right. And that has actually been a feature of Trump's communication strategy for a long time. It's one of the reasons. Frankly, like Mickey was saying that a lot of these people in his base continue to ally themselves with him regardless of what he says about them, they think that he's being straightforward with them when in reality often the things he's quote unquote being straightforward about are really bad things, and we have to drill down on the substance of what he's going to do rather than the fact that willing to say it in a supposedly authentic way. I hope the president spares the people until Indiana tonight, his thoughts on the university of Indiana. Sure he thinks is absolutely third grade Mickey Edwards McKay Coppins. Thank you both. Yeah, thank you. I had the president's birther origins turn policy. Reportedly questioning the citizenship of Americans and revoking their passports. That important story. Next..

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:16 min | 2 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Looks like I don't know, very tough central casting. How do you vote against him? But the Democrats may find a way he's not a Justice yet, and I don't know, central casting. He's a white man. Well, and that is that has been the central casting for most of the court well and not to mention, let's disco back to Merrick, garland. So if President Barack Obama, a duly elected sitting president has a supreme court vacancy to fill his denied, even even a hearing for his nominee simply because there's going to be an election within a year, how on God's green earth do we have on sation that says that President Trump in his current situation that that his candidate should I give you answer? Because it's not principles arguments about will because they had majority and they have a majority now. So I'm going to do with what they wanna do. This is now happening within a few months of the midterm elections. In the question that citizens have to ask themselves is not about partisan politics. It's about the. Constitution and the rule of law in this country. There's a bigger question to which pertains to that, which is this question of legitimacy crisis. I mean, I still feel like we haven't quite digested what happened today. The president was implicated in a crime, and I just want to say a deeply relevant crime. The crime of covering something up for his own benefit in election, he won by narrow victory and Mickey it just there's something about just everyone going to work tomorrow on Capitol Hill tomorrow. Well, that just strikes me as wrong. I really bothered Chris by the fact that people think, well, the solution will be if Democrats take the house in two thousand eighteen well, I think they might, but the fact is the Republicans need to step up to the plate. Republicans have just seen that the president's lawyer said that he was ordered by the president of the United States to do an illegal act by the man who's now president when he was campaigning illegal act. And at some point, the people who are in congress. Today, the Republicans not after the next election, but right now need to say, wait a minute. We have constitutional obligations and we can't follow this path. And we also have the fact that Bill Clinton could be taken through appeasement process for perjury and obstruction of Justice. There's no way we can credibly as the country, say to any Republicans at this shouldn't happen for Donald Trump and not only that there are many people serving in congress. Now who voted to impeach Bill Clinton on precisely those items, punch them in the Senate. Lindsey, Graham is one of them, for instance. So it's not. It's not a completely theoretical. Lindsey, Graham actually suggested that what happened today is not so relevant for them from an appeal to stamp out. I think you'll hear more of as time goes on my awhile. Mickey Edwards, thank you. Both. I would be truly remiss not to tell you we have a new episode of our podcast wise is happening today because it happens to be an in-depth discussion about Trump and corruption. Talk about timing, my guess is efforts. Out wrote the book about corruption America also running for new York Attorney General. She made an announcement today about how she would deal with Manafort. Pardon? Where she elected of today's news. I recommend you.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:31 min | 2 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"It's masterful, it's very impressive. All right. Thanks, Jennifer. Rubin, thank you both coming up on the same day. The president's implicated in paying off and adult film actress and attempt to influence the election Republicans to push through his pick for the next pre court Justice. We'll talk about that next. Today, there's an argument that the very legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency has been called into question. Michael Cohen asserted in federal court that the president then candidate Trump directed him colluded with him to orchestrate illegal payments in violation of federal law to women who said they'd had affairs of the president, coinciding, he made those payments and I quote him here for the principal purpose of influence in the election, and he did influence the election. The payoff stormy Daniels came less than three weeks after the release, the access Hollywood tape, which was a low point for the Trump campaign low point in polling yet voters didn't know about the payoff and barely heard about stormy Daniels allegations. Had the news come out against the backdrop of the access Hollywood tape. Just a few weeks before the election, a candidate who's victory. Let's recall, came down to less than seventy. Eight thousand votes across three states may well of lost. In other words, according to coenzyme q federal court Trump is directly implicated in a crime that may. Have helped make him president. And yet Senate Republicans right now are rushing towards vote on that very same man Trump's supreme court nominee brick Cavanaugh up as though the president who tapped him was not now facing a legitimacy crisis. I'm joined now by former US attorney for southern district of New York. Maya Wiley and former Republican, congressman Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma. The argument I sort of talked about this bit on two hundred today and conservatives were incense. What does one have to do with the other has nothing to do with breath and on value at brek having on the merits, he's qualified or he's not. And why does it matter that the president was implicated in a federal crime today in federal court? So there are several legal questions that may arise as a result, both of what we saw today in court and the ongoing Muller investigation, which is did Donald Trump commit campaign finance crimes. And to what extent was he directly involved in potential conspiracy. To defraud the United States with a foreign government Russia. The supreme court may be asked to actually determine whether or not you can subpoena for a grand jury testimony a sitting president. They have never decided that before. This may raise that because we know from Rudy Giuliani right now, he thinks a conversation with Muller's perjury trap that may raise this question, go straight to the supreme court. The other is whether you can criminally indict a sitting president. The supreme court actually hasn't ruled on that put aside the department of Justice's memorandum that is not legally binding. The only thing that will be legally binding what the supreme court decides. So to have a sitting president facing these types of legal challenges that have not been decided by the supreme court actually deciding who gets to sit on that court and potentially make those decisions seems to me in and of itself to be something that requires slowing this process down. And seeing how this plays out. What do you think making I totally agree with that? You know, I don't see it as an iffy question. There is nothing in the constitution whatsoever that supports the idea that president cannot be indicted. The argument is being made, and this is only opinion of lawyers in the Justice department is policy. It's not not law and their their argument is that it distracts the president from his duties. Well, the constitution allows the impeachment that's pretty distracting. So I think it's pretty clear that this is this is a nonsense idea, the president, if he commits a crime can be indicted. I'm convinced of that. I think the court would hold that. So so the cabinet decision now is a really big issue, and I think this has to it's not about Roe v Wade is not about all these other things do come into it. But I think right now the idea of how much power the president has is really critical to the cabin decis. The president did tout his nominee tonight as he when he was in West Virginia, take take a listen to what he had to say about capital. Justice Kavanagh's doing great..

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"I've been listening to the show chris and there is a lot there's a lot of trying to make paul ryan look good i thought paul was it was a good man i thought he was a smart man articulate but he has been a terrible disappointment and what we're hearing now nobody is talking about the fact that he is allowed the house of representatives to become totally irrelevant on his watch so paul ryan and the members of the republican conference and the man on the street all find out what our government is doing the same way at the same time they read it in the paper so now we're talking about a military strike that is not authorized by congress and you haven't heard of word paul ryan speaker of an equal branch of government hasn't opened his mouth and yeah it's great so you got a tax bill or whatever but at some point you have to stand up that there is no tax bill that has ever been proposed that is worth put putting up with what this president is doing and it seems as though paul ryan is only one of the republicans in congress who have completely abandoned their principles completely abandoned their obligations have completely abandoned the idea that there are moral things to do when you hold public office i'm not sorry to see him leave except kevin mccarthy would be worse itself it's bad and it can get worse mickey edwards thank you for that it's great point of the house of representatives still with me michelle goldberg style shelby holiday and malcolm nance malcolm that that point that make you just said there about the participation of the branches of government in warmaking an american people talking about military strikes we have been striking syria up and down the wazoo for years and we just haven't been going after assad we've been bombing the populace and when the bombs fell there syrians die many of them civilians so that's been happening it is amazing how remove.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Is not been his lifelong goal it's something he mount says was but in truth entitlement reform and he never was able to accomplish that this tax reform bill is not his tax reform bill he wanted center piece to be a border adjustment tax and that wasn't happening so it's not just that he and donald trump didn't get along he couldn't manage his own conference drifted away from him as well but here's the thing i really wanna zoom in on this it's like i keep feeling people are moving the ball well conservative old version of conservatives which was about like fiscal restraint and and the sort of free market but then if you actually look at the record of the w bush years like the medicare part d there was tarp there was an enormous inexpensive war there were huge deficits and debt so and then now there's there's trump and he's so different but we're about to have a military strike there's a huge tax cuts for the rich plots of deficits and debt and a huge boost defense spending it doesn't seem like there's more continuity in all this and people are admitting yeah no i think that's right and i also think that that that when trump became president the big question on the hill from conservatives was you know what is this man believes and when it became clear that he his beliefs changed minute by minute then the question became what can we actually accomplish and and and that's where you see the continuity that you've just described chris i mean i think that throughout it all to be fair to paul ryan he has had the kind of mournful smile of someone who has been told that his family dog has cancer for years throughout all of these things i mean he really has been a deficit hawk but unfortunately his legacy will now be that by twenty twenty under his watch the the republicans will have produced a one trillion dollar deficit he has called himself hell for sure robert draper who is a phenomenal writer as well being a great reporter at the turn of phrase of the cancer dog mickey edwards what do you make of today.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Yeah say yes i agree with that yet i was just going to say i totally agree i mean jeff's i mean mickens right on the point that jeff sessions always worried about the fact that he wants scott turned down for judge and he's been trying to make up for it ever since and now even though trump agrees with every single thought i think that jeff sessions has it's all about russia and everything keeps coming back to russia and his furious trump is at jeff sessions for recusing himself which was the honorable and correct thing to do let me just added quickly ito most presidents bring into the white house with them people who are competent they say who can i bring in here can do the job what trump looks for his who can i bring in who will be loyal to me and as a totally different way of looking at at i will just finally say this that you know we already know are miller's investigating obstruction that's been clear from the very beginning the president behaving this way publicly is not helping whenever whatever you're if you're ever conceding about is this an individual capable of attempting to instruct us deserted this is obvious and public and i imagine that his lawyers are are not happy with it mickey edwards and barbara boxer in it's always a pleasure to have you both thank you thank you chris wright still had you should not fall to the president's performance today if you can call it that actually because it's one he's already tried to use before more on that ahead plus tonight's thing one thing to starts next.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

01:54 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Is how so it's a cool through town visit moon he is how as the old man good morning upi wednesday hawaii february twenty eight already here it is i guess a leap year something like that i don't i'm not quite sure i understood that but it is the 28 of february go the more cheaply that and it's a 606 and it's going to be relatively warm we got a like a nor'easter but it's all rain not snow yet although like god joe lundberg is that we are able snow going into a march we have one more snowstorm in us so uh stay tune for that hey how are you a lot to get into today we've got a great show freedom always proud to bring your show that at least keeps you informed and withdraw try to have some fun along the way man you can't make it up a gordon chang on the show a today gordon chang of the foremost asia analyst and bestselling author and a mr jiang will join us in the seven o'clock hour matthew sweep he's a bbc radio host author and journalist of his new book the untold story of operation chaos inside the cia's undercover mission to infiltrate a group of former soldiers and disrupt their antiwar movement don't wanna miss that i'm just say mickey edwards a former national a chairman of the american conservative union found founding trustee of the heritage foundation and will the easa also a retired republican member of congress from oklahoma we'll see what's going on with this new gun legislation where are we with the gun legislation you know the democrats tried to ban all assault weapons in need of arman new yorker and highly congressman peter king touch on this i do you need an automatic weapon but on the other hand i understand the sport this word of it and you can't talk kill people it certainly in the new york area but the sport of a you know a target shooting trigger tie and that kind of thing it was the sport to it but.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"They're following up on that unexpected applause line senator rubio tweeted later the banning all semi automatic weapons may have been popular with the town hall audience but it is a position well outside the mainstream polling does not support that claim twothirds of the public 67 percent support in nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons according to the newest quinnipiac pole and they could not have better spokespeople than the students of stone douglas who just simply refuse to waste time on the tired conventions of the gun debate they have inherited from previous generations instead they appear to be following an approach similar to what rubio's democratic colleague senator brian shots outlined earlier today quote i am normally interested in compromise not this time i cannot imagine a bill that would make a difference at the nra supports we don't need to cut a deal with them we need to beat the barbara boxer is a former democratic senator from california mickey edwards is a former republican congressman from oklahoma mickey let me start with you does it feel to you like you're watching some sort of in this when you watch the president or wayne lapierre talk about this it feels like i'm watching a lotta repetitive mendes because of this happens over and over again it happens in colorado it happened in florida they it happens in nevada and and these kids make more sense are more sane than the people in congress who can't deal with this who are afraid to deal with a problem that is just eating us up alive and and said the cowardice in the in the congress and the idiocy in the white house are such a difference from the clear hard voices of these young people who are standing up for what's rational i should point out you are a former republican office older member of congress for many years you served in leadership if i'm not mistaken correct i did center boxer there is a cycle to this there was a period of time in which democrats really led the charge on on gun safety in gun regulation it was seen as a winning issue.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Over to ice joining now mickey edwards from republican congressman from oklahoma what do you think animates steve king and tom cotton and steve miller and steve bannon and the president and the folks who are the hardliners on immigration what is what is their concern in all this well how to obviate how do i know chris licht with what they want is a nation full of steve case stephen miller so i mean what a horrible lie idea the what what what they're looking for our people who looked like them dressed like them talk like them uh and my they're talking about things like the requiring a certain amount of income to stay here my grandparents would not have been able to stay here i wouldn't be here and i would be on the show so the various something is this is not republicans generally but there are people in the republican party king bannon tom cotton people like that who really have a very warped idea of what america is widely it's about how it got to be the great country that it is uh and it's a shame that they have with the help of donald trump that they have the ability to influence policy the way they do well the problem than i agree it it's not all republicans the problem is threatened seems to me is it's the same problem which is that they have the effect of veto over the over everything that happens with immigration in this country people like steve king and he says you can't rebuild your civilization with other other people's babies.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Except for a few most of the republicans in the house and the senate remained quiet they didn't support him but they buy you couldn't hear them you couldn't hear a peop and and you know you you have some reason why you are called upon when you take in office like being a member of the house member of the senate in public life to take a moral stand and say this is not right and the republicans seem absolutely unwilling to do that mona do you do you think the republicans in washington understand the political peril they are currently in i up until quite recently i haven't talked to them this morning but up until quite recently they've been pretty smug and saying look we have two thirds of the legislature's and we have the presidency we have asked the instead it we're doing great and they would say well you know trump may have bad table manners and you may find him a little distasteful but hard to argue with success and but to lose a seat in the reticence of red states in alabama partly because of energized black turnout and partly because republicans did not show up they are discouraged and demoralized by that kind of a candidate by that kind of politics and that should be sending chills down the spines of many republicans in congress it is it does not bode well for their fortunes in 2018 out all hurry mickey edwards of mona chairman appreciate your time tonight groups.

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"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"mickey edwards" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"On one and i remember talking to democratic members of congress i ran into on the street who looked like they got hit in the head with a frying pan and we're ready to pack it in but that's not my sense of how republicans are today in the capital maybe i'm wrong well you know if you saw the the house judiciary committee and the way that republicans raked rod rosenstein over the coals you're right they they seem pretty emboldened even though their numbers are pretty bad and they just took a big loss in alabama they don't seem to be catching the the the drift of the american people but you know but we do we get where the american people are and i will say this chris alabama has a average income that's about eleven thousand dollars a year lower than the national average ugo go into that state and talk to people about rage in their pay cutting their costs building a retirement make it a future for their kids in you can win if you bring that this is to people tuesday our doorstep she can win that's why you know i'm so excited about it i know that this move alabama was somewhat of an anomaly because more was so bad but you know what we put a blueprint on the ground that i think we can carry to allow places at congressman keith ellison thanks for joining me thank you chris mickey edwards a foul republican congress from from oklahoma cofounder the heritage foundation mona sharon the concert of author and calmness white house aide under president ronald reagan emeksiz let me start with you there is a lot of blame gaming this morning.

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