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Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Among Democrats provided that that's not the last chapter that we have another vehicle that will allow us to make up for those issues that have not been adequately addressed in a bipartisan bill. The new plan is smaller, though, than the $6 Trillion Democratic plan, tackling climate change universal childcare and expanding Medicare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's Says he will not support a compromise voting bill writes, Say it again. I'm sorry about that. He will not support a compromise Voting rights bill by West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, There is no rational basis for the federal government trying to take over all of American elections Mansion is the one Senate Democrat who does not back a more sweeping voting bill known as they for the People Act. So he is proposing a plan more palatable to Republicans that would require voter I D and band partisan gerrymandering working across the island, with all the Republicans trying.
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Of our democracy and accessible, fair and basically secured voting. That's it trying to minority leader Mitch McConnell, though, says Republicans will reject the proposal would make this observation about the revised version. It still turns the Federal Election Commission. From a judge into a prosecutor. Taking away the 33 balance and making it 32 Democratic and And what is extraordinarily dubious Constitutionality would remove redistricting from state legislatures and hand it over to computers. Equally unacceptable, totally inappropriate. All Republicans I think will oppose. The Senate is set to vote on the sweeping voting rights legislation sometime next week. Fivethirtyeight to check on the business world now Karen chases at Bloomberg. It was a mixed day on Wall Street as investors worried about an acceleration and interest rate increases and the job market. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has acknowledged the risks of inflation. The Dow closed down 210 points, the NASDAQ Up 122 and the S and P down two applications for jobless benefits piled up last week to total 412,000. It's the first uptick since April and yet another bump in the road for the uneven economic recovery. But people are apparently flocking back to them all. Now that covid restrictions are dropping, retail traffic rose more than 40%. Last week, the biggest gains were seen by Sephora.
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on CNN Political Briefing
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Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Erick Erickson
"Election law that Stacey Abrams opposed. And drafted. It is federal legislation. I'm not making that up. Joe Manchin's law would require photo ID for voting, including absentee ballots like Georgia. Joe Manchin's law would require 19 days of early voting, just like Georgia. Joe Manchin would restrict drop boxes to boards of elections between the hours of 9 to 5. Just like Georgia. Joe Manchin compromise that Stacey Abrams says she supports is Georgia's voting law that Stacey Abrams condemned and urged boycotts too. But because Joe Manchin is doing it in the Senate, she's okay with it. Joe Manchin Law does do a couple of things more expansive than Georgia's law. One of them is would require independent, nonpartisan commissions for gerrymandering. Now, here's the rub. It's still not gonna pass. Joe Manchin is not going to be able to peel 10 Republicans away from Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell doesn't want it to pass because of the jury, Mandarin Commission, among other things. So it's still not going to pass. Mansion's providing a compromise where he could get some Republicans. But the Republicans are going to kill it. And Joe Manchin already said he's not Going to get rid of the Filibuster. He's not even going to compromise on reform of the filibuster. But We get a lesson in hypocrisy here, don't we? Joe Manchin has taken Georgia's law. The law of the left excoriated and he's turned it into federal law. And in so doing, revealing the hypocrites. The mansion. I'm reading now from Nate Konate Cohen right to The New York Times. The mansion compromise has a very limited effect on Georgia's laws. That's partly because neither the mansion proposal directly tackled the election subversion claims that were most significant but overshadowed than the new Georgia law. But the mansion plan resembles the Georgia system and more fundamental ways. Early voting. ID requirements. No excuse absentee balloting. Dropbox regulations. Perhaps That's because Georgia's voting law has long been a lot closer to the national average than the critics acknowledge. That's a writer for the New York Times their political guy at The New York Times, admitting that the media outrage over Georgia's law was overhyped. They do it time and time again in the media. They pick up the democratic narrative, and they run it as gospel truth. And then the reality is that it's not actually true. It's not actually real. It's not actually a statement of fact, it's a narrative prepackaged by Democrats made easily digestible by a dumb press that then pushes it out, regurgitates it as stenographers for the progressive activists. What Georgia did wasn't bad. What Georgia did was fairly mainstream. What Georgia did is now being embraced in many ways by Joe Manchin and Stacey Abrams is now embracing those very things. She condemned Photo ID for balloting. Georgia's timeframe for early voting. All of those things. Maybe. Perhaps the outrage was partisan all along. Now this federal law, still not going to pass the filibuster still going to remain, but he's made a reasonable compromise. But what you what Joe Manchin has done more than anything else is. He's exposed the right hypocrisy and flat out lying in both the press and among a lot of Democrats, including Stacey Abrams, and that we can all thank him for News and in depth analysis from Erick Erickson live five days a week and always online at e W. Erickson dot com To 18 in the Corey career WSB 24 hour Traffic Center travel Advisory crash involving a tractor trailer I 20 was spelled just west of Lowry Boulevard Exit 55 that's causing extra brake lights, leaving the downtown connector on I 20 West Values MLK Jr. Dr Joseph E. Boom Boulevard or Hollowell Parkway as alternates, The supporters marched by Echo Park. Don't Wait..
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Reopening here, it here. 15.9 FM W m A L. A cumulus station news now double email news it, too. I'm Maria Leave House Democrats moving forward with an investigation into the Trump Administration's handling of classified leaks. The House Judiciary Committee chaired by New York This public step comes after revelations that members of Congress and some members of the media were surveilled on orders of the Trump White House to investigate leaks. In a statement, chairman Nadler said the request to see conversations between the former president and his Justice Department is to determine if the action was done for improper political purposes. The DOJ s inspector general is also looking into the matter. Gurnal Scott Fox News next week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to bring Bill as one to the floor before the People Act, addresses elections and calls for additional voter access while also addressing election, integrity and security. That's the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. There is no rational basis for the federal government trying to take over all of American elections. Republicans say the bill would also remove the need for individuals to provide identification in order to vote. Someone vandalized the pride, Flags and love. It's Ville. Virginia Love It's film. Mayor Nate Fontaine has a message for whoever vandalized and stole pride Flags during LGBTQ, plus Pride Month..
McConnell: 'Good Chance' for Infrastructure Deal After Talks Unravel
"President Biden may not be involved anymore, but infrastructure talks continue foxes Jared Halpern live at the Capitol. The top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says lawmakers have not given up on striking a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. The reiterates GOP opposition to raising tax rates to do so. But there are other ways to incredibly pay for a major infrastructure bill, and I think it's good chance we've got there. A group of five Senate Democrats, five Senate Republicans have opened talks on finding consensus. So too, is the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. Those talks follow a breakdown in negotiations by Republican Senator Shelley Moore capital and President Biden after differences could not be solved over the size and scope of spending and how to pay
Civil Rights Leaders Don’t Budge Key Senator on Voting Bill
"Vice president Kamilla Harris is the White House will continue pushing for legislation to help protect voters who states are imposing new restrictive laws we are weaker as a democracy we impede interfere with or suppress that right to vote with the key Senate democratic Nelson he won't support voting rights legislation vice president Pamela Harris as the White House will work harder and let people know Hey you may not have that drop box that you voted you that use last election may not be there speaking in Mexico she says president Biden will invoke executive orders where possible GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell says a federal bill isn't needed against the law to discriminate in voting on the basis of race already a group of black pastors is planning a trip to Washington next week to lobby members of Congress to pass the voting rights bill Jackie Quinn Washington
Senate Confirms Biden’s 1st Judges to Federal Bench
"He went to morehouse. He got his law degree from emory. He went on to a distinguished legal career in the great state of new jersey that included him being county council top lawyer in the county government for the most populous county in new jersey. It became a judge in new jersey. Highly respected distinguished not a blemish anywhere on his record and at the beginning of twenty fifteen february. Two thousand fifteen president obama nominated him to the federal court. His name is julian xavier. Neal's and that judicial nomination for president obama was like basically a gimme right like i said distinguished record not a word against him sort of an ideal candidate for the job. Utterly noncontroversial They held his confirmation hearing in the united states. Senate in two thousand fifteen. After president obama nominated him and the confirmation hearing white great he sailed through no objections The judiciary committee is where they hold confirmation hearings in the senate. They decided on. Julian neal's is nomination by voice vote. They didn't even bother taking a roll. Call vote. They just did all in favor. Aye no objections passing through his floor. Vote in the senate and then he then he can become a federal judge that was in november. Twenty fifteen zero controversy about him. He passes out a committee with zero objections that sets up what is expected to be. What a normal circumstances would be a totally noncontroversial vote on him in the full senate to confirm him to the court. But that never happens. The committee has his hearing and passes through on a voice. Vote with no objections november. Two thousand fifteen. But there's no floor vote. Then december two thousand fifteen comes around. Nothing happens no floor vote. We roll into january two thousand sixteen. Nothing happening no floor vote. President obama of course is in the white house but in the senate that was controlled by mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans and what mitch mcconnell and the republicans did when they controlled. The senate is they. Just refuse to consider president obama's nominees to be
GOP Blocks Bipartisan Probe of Deadly Jan. 6 Riot at Capitol
"Senate Republicans have blocked to the creation of a bipartisan panel to study the capital right six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward but that was six shy of the votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster democratic leader Chuck Schumer calls it a shameful show of loyalty to former president trump urged Republicans to kill an investigation into the insurrection by his backers this vote has made it official Donald trump's big lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party Republican leader Mitch McConnell argued the probe would be partisan though the panel would have had five members from each party Sager mag ani Washington
Top Republicans Dig in Over January 6th Commission Bill
"Senate Republicans are set to block a bill that would create a commission on January's capital insurrection ten Republicans would need to join all Democrats in voting to authorize the commission but most are expected to follow Mitch McConnell's lead I think this is a purely political exercise that adds nothing some Republicans are trying to find a compromise as the party struggles with its response to the riots in general with many still loyal to former president trump top Democrat Chuck Schumer says they shouldn't be hard I shouldn't need to remind this chamber of the scene on January six we were all there reminding them the attack led to capitol police officer Brian sick Nick's death his mother says any lawmakers against the bill should visit her son's grave at Arlington National Cemetery Sager mag ani Washington
Mother of Cop Who Died After Jan. 6 Urges 1/6 Commission
"The mother of the U. S. capitol police officer who died after the January sixth insurrection is urging members of the Senate to vote in favor of a bipartisan commission this week with a procedural vote soon to take place in the Senate and expectations there won't be the needed ten Republican votes to pass the measure Gladys sick Nick made a plea for their support to investigate the truth of what happened at the capitol her son officer Brian sick Nick died a day after violent confrontations with rioters Mrs sick Nick said congressmen and senators who are against this bill should visit her son's grave at Arlington National Cemetery and think about what their quote hurtful decisions will do to those officers who will be there for them going forward Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has called on Republicans to block the measure accusing Democrats of wanting a commission to litigate Donald trump's involvement I'm Jackie Quinn
Cotton, McConnell Announce Bill to Combat Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes
"Senator Tom Cotton. Had not no knowledge of this. Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Today announced they're introducing the preventing anti Semitic hate crimes Act. Legislation to combat the dramatic rise of anti Semitic hate crimes in the United States, Cotton said. Anti Semitism is no place in the United States, the Department of Justice must take immediate, decisive action. To stop the shocking rise of hate crimes targeting the American Jewish community Anybody heard from the attorney general United States. Not a word. Nothing. Anybody heard from the civil rights division of the Department of Justice? Not a word. Nothing.
Biden Proposes $1.7 Trillion Infrastructure Counteroffer to GOP
"Say Major differences remain with the White House over President Biden's major infrastructure plan. Despite a compromise proposal, MPR's Windsor Johnson reports, the Biden administration has cut the overall price tag of its infrastructure package to $1.7 trillion White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the new numbers more closely aligned with Senate Republicans requests. This proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size will also staying firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure and industries of the future. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said Republicans could support a package up to $800 billion He also says Biden's plan to roll back Trump era tax cuts is where Republicans draw the line. Windsor Johnston.
No Bridge in Sight for Biden Infrastructure Plan
"House has made concessions on its massive infrastructure plan. Though President Biden and Republican senators remain far apart. NPR's Windsor Johnson reports on the offer that produces money for roads, bridges and other projects. Biden administration has cut the overall price tag of its infrastructure package to $1.7 Trillion about $500 billion less than AWAS. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the new numbers more closely aligned with Senate Republicans requests. In our view, this is the art I should say of seeking common ground. Proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size. We'll also staying firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure and industries of the future. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said Republicans could support a package up to $800 billion. He also says Biden's plan to roll back Trump era tax cuts is where Republicans draw the line.
35 Republicans Buck Trump, Back Study of Jan. 6 Capitol Riot
"Nearly three dozen Republicans bucked party leaders and former president trump in voting to create a bipartisan commission on the capital riot the GOP's John Katko negotiated the bill with Democrats and urge lawmakers from both sides to support it to put down their swords for once just for once just three Republicans spoke in favor of the bill including Peter Mayer who accuse fellow G. O. peers who criticize the attack of backing off but even more troubling there's been an active effort to whitewash and re write the shameful events of that day to avoid accountability but with Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell saying he's against the bill it faces an uncertain path Democrats need ten Republican backers for it to pass Sager mag ani Washington
House Backs Commission on Jan. 6 Riot Over GOP Objections
"The house has voted to form an independent commission on the capitol riots even as GOP leaders work to stop a probe opposed by former president trump the panel would be modeled after the nine eleven commission with five members from each party Republican John Katko helped negotiate it urging GOP members to defy party leaders and the ex president this is about facts it's not partisan politics but just thirty five Republicans voted in favor Marjorie Taylor green says the commission would amount to a witch hunt the media is going to use this to smear trump supporters and president trump the bill faces an uncertain path in the Senate where GOP chief Mitch McConnell is against it Democrat Tim Ryan blister GOP opposition calling it a slap in the face to police everywhere we need political parties in this country that are both living in reality and you any one of them Sager make ani Washington
House Votes to Create Panel to Probe Jan. 6 Insurrection
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the house votes to create a panel to probe the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol on this vote the yeas are two hundred and fifty two the nays are one hundred and seventy five the bill is passed house speaker Nancy Pelosi announcing the vote as the U. S. house of representatives approved the creation of an independent commission to investigate the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol during debate Democrats and Republicans voiced support for the commission we need to get to the bottom of this this is about facts it's not partisan politics not Republican Marjorie Taylor green came out against an investigation the media is going to use this to smear trump supporters in the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday morning he will oppose the legislation Mike Rossio Washington
Republican leaders turn against bipartisan Jan. 6 commission
"Top Republicans are trying to block the formation of an independent commission to look into the capital right a day after house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said he's against the legislation Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell joined him arguing the justice department and lawmakers are already investigating the riot the facts of come out and they'll continue to come out top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer is accusing them and other Republicans of caving to former president trump calls the commission a Democrat trap though its membership would be evenly split between the parties what the Republicans are doing the house Republicans is beyond crazy though the legislation is expected to pass the house McConnell's opposition makes it harder for Democrats to get the ten GOP votes needed in the Senate sabar mag ani Washington
Senate, Mitch Mcconnell And House discussed on AP News Radio
"The Senate's top Republican has dealt a blow to Democrats were seeking to create an independent commission on the capital riot Democrats say a bipartisan nine eleven style commission is needed to prevent another insurrection yesterday Mitch McConnell said he was open to the bill which the house is expected to pass today but this morning I made the decision to oppose the house Democrats slanted and on balance proposal house counterpart Kevin McCarthy's also against it Matt last night former president trump urged Republicans to avoid falling into what Democrat trap once again they
House to Vote on Independent Panel to Probe Jan. 6 Attack
"The house is set to vote on an independent panel to probe the capital attack a maid G. O. P. resistance the nine eleven style commission would be aimed at investigating the season and tried to prevent another house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says he'll oppose it which speaker Nancy Pelosi describes as cowardice not price while the house is expected to approve the measure it'll likely be a tougher sell in the Senate Mitch McConnell says he's Republicans are undecided while reading the fine print leisurely early balance and not tilted while some Republicans say they think an independent probe is necessary many are still unwilling to upset former president trump warns against approving what he calls a Democrat trap Sager mag ani Washington
McCarthy Opposes Commission To Probe Jan. 6 Insurrection, Democrats Push Forward
"Congressional Democrats say they'll go forward with the vote on an independent commission to investigate the deadly incursion at the U. S. capitol despite Republican opposition house minority leader Kevin McCarthy said he opposed to study on the deadly January sees saying he wanted to look forward and not backward it's expected McCarthy would be questioned about his conversation with Donald Trump that day as the capital came under attack house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's disappointed but not surprised Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he's undecided concern the commission wouldn't really be bipartisan want to read the fine print but Senate leader Chuck Schumer says are they on the side of truth what do they want to cover up for the insurrectionist and for Donald Trump trump released a statement telling Republicans to avoid voting for a review he called it a Democrat trap I'm Jackie Quinn
Biden 'Expressed His Support for a Ceasefire' in Call With Israeli Prime Minister
"The Biden administration continues moving carefully amid the worst Israeli Palestinian fighting in seven years in a call with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu the White House says president Biden expressed support for a cease fire but did not demand one it'd ministration official says that was intentional I made a White House determination to back Israel's right to self defense spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the administration's moving behind the scenes to end the violence through quiet intensive diplomacy but it's under pressure to respond more forcefully dozens of Democrats are calling for an immediate ceasefire top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that creates the false narrative that the two sides are legitimate combatants when they're actually an independent state trying to defend itself against terrorists what non for Sager made Connie Washington
Biden expresses 'support' for cease-fire in Netanyahu call
"President Biden is expressing support for a cease fire in the week long the war between Israel and Hamas militants the biting ministration had been signaling it would not pressure the two sides into a ceasefire would spokeswoman Jen Psaki saying the focus is on working with partners in the region to reduce the violence through quiet intensive diplomacy in a later call with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu the White House says the president expressed support for a cease fire fellow Democrats had been pushing him to demand one top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell calls that nonsense saying it suggests both sides carry equal blame are completely reject this obscene moral equivalence Sager mag ani Washington
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Hot Take
"I don't know any serious climate people who even thought getting biden and the senate would mean like taking your foot off the gas. You like it is like you said ron. Yeah like we've we've slipped back so far in. It's not just that like things have been rolled back at at the same time that things have been rolled back. Trump has massively incentivized expanding. The fossil fuels stranglehold on the energy system and the economy. And everything else. So it's like we've been the problem worse. While removing all you know regulations that would mitigate emissions and so it's it's extremely bad and i mean even although i will say like i still was seeing people on social media last night being like maybe we can rejoin in paris and it was like. Oh my god they swear to god you guys like if you're if you think joining the paris climate accord is gonna do faulk all on climate like it's very problematic. That is sort of. I think that's the swath of people that i'm talking and don't get me wrong. I think it is important that we rejoin from a strictly symbolic perspective. Diplomats exactly may join and strengthen it totally but even that there that is not a binding resolution exile and that is the thing that always drove me. So crazy about it is like it's it's important. I'm not taking anything away from it. One needs to be strengthened and to again like we need binding resolutions. Glow exactly like we. We need to rejoin kyoto guy in the bring back iota important and i think those are the people that i'm talking about is the ones that think like that is. That's like the biggest when we could get you know. I know there are people that eat sleep. Breathe this y'all understand it. The other amazing women that we know and understand it but there is like a huge loss and listen. I'm so glad they're here. But i feel like they're a little bit newer to the party and don't quite understand what his happening. You know what i just. Yeah i feel like you're always gonna have that contingent and but we have serious momentum on the side of people who are like. No you have to stay engaged and you know those people were either catch up or they'll fall by the wayside but i don't think enough people are going to drop off like that whole We're going to go back to brunch with a. Yeah so all about this whole senate thing if you will just indulge me for a second here so right now it looks like we will lose the senate by wonder too. I would like to talk about one of those. And that would be mitchell. Mcconnell hands the man the man is seventy eight years old and his hands. Look a bit rotten. Shall we say and see inside starting to match the The outside mesh they inside mary. He's saying the quiet part loud if you will saying it with his hands and also there's like bruises on his face and you know i'm not a conspiracy theorist but i do have theories and i just like to read very quick exchange that he had with the reporter so the reporter says everyone's been asking about your hands. Is there something going on mitch. Mcconnell says i've been worried about your health breath. How are you feeling the reporter. Says i'm feeling okay mitch. Mcconnell says good for you. The reporter says. But i'm serious. Is there anything going on that. We should know about. And mitch mcconnell says of course not ladies and gentlemen that sounds like a man who is on the lam. That's sounds like a man who has had his hand broken by the russian mafia. I don't have any proof of that. I don't have any fruits of not that his wife would win. Remember like kentucky is no joke. You remember when rand paul's neighbor beat us. Yes that long ago. Y'all it seems like a million ago wasn't even that long ago i ever ever condone violence. Breath fight holy.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Yeah, and it's unbelievable I actually talk to an eight year old boy from Honduras who's living in northern California with his aunt and uncle just last night expecting. This news be filed in court today. The father is still in Honduras and he's trying to get brought back to the United States. It's an almost insurmountable legal hurdle based on the terms of this agreement that was made between the ACLU and the federal government, but I just want to reiterate I mean what these children went through has been now categorized as government sanctioned child abuse by the American Academy of Pediatrics as torture by Physicians for Human Rights and it was perpetrated by. The trump administration political officials after they were warned by career people in hhs in dhs in the Department of Justice as was reported, just a couple of weeks ago that this policy was going to have the exact consequences that we're talking about right now the recordkeeping wasn't there. They wouldn't be able to track these families down and here we are. You said almost three years later with trump compounded if you talk to child healthcare professionals a probably on a daily basis from his children. So, we know everyone is you know gut punched by all this and again we're going to keep fighting. We're GONNA keep planning seeds. We're GONNA. Play the long game we have no choice now I'm Sarah did you want to read from your poem Yeah I guess to close out the show on a resolution no say an optimistic note here is a poem from the Polish dissident Love Mule that he wrote in nineteen fifty called you who wronged. You wrong. The simple man bursting into laughter at the crime. and. Kept a pack of fools around you to mix good and evil to blur the line. Though, everyone bowed down before you saying virtue and wisdom. Let your way striking gold medals in your honor. Glad to have survived another day. Do, not feel safe. The poet remembers you can kill one, but another is born. The words are written down the deed the date. In you'd have done better with a winter dawn. A rope and a branch bow beneath wait. Thank you so much and so we're GONNA end this episode with. The clip of the viral video that everyone must watch should we haven't seen it? I've watched fifty times of Joe Biden in two thousand eighteen greeting a family who lost their father in the park shooting the man's name was Chris Hickson. He was the school athletic director and he was killed trying to disarm the gunman and save students in this video. You'll hear his son Corey Hickson run-up to Biden who instinctively hugs corey and gives him kissing forehead and then after that, you're going to. Hear a song from from gasoline nation listener. The song is called join together and the artist is Emily Grogan who wrote to us. I'm a huge fan of you all you inspired the song. Thank you. Emily were huge fan of the song will link to it at the top of our show notes so you can download it. It's exactly the kind of anthem we need right now. So here's Biden reminding us how to stay human followed by Emily, Grogan rallying cry of a song joined together. Kim..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Recommend the new Aaron Sorkin film written and directed by him called the trial of the Chicago seven. This is a film to definitely see now to help with. Your election anxiety, the trial, the Chicago seven is a new historical legal drama at streaming written and directed Sorkin and streaming now is, of course, the story of a group of anti, Vietnam War protesters arrested for inciting riots the Democratic convention in Nineteen Sixty Eight, they're put on trial which they in real life turned into a political theater with a whole list of folk heroes, a star witnesses, Arlo Guthrie they read off the names of the American soldiers killed in the war they knew Nixon which is trying to set up A. Show trial and get them arrested and they were right. So they turn their show trial into political theater. Let that be a lesson to us. In case, trump stays in power in its show trial time turn your show trial to an art festival like dated the film takes poetic. License of course. So you don't see so much of the protest festival in the court and Tom Hayden in real life was a lot more radical during the trial. Then shown in the film, it's still a powerful film and very much worth watching. Now so in Chicago nineteen, sixty eight, the protesters were blamed for starting the riots. We now know that cops started the riots. They did this to discredit the left in the eyes of the country in order to justify suppressing the left and discredit Nixon's political opponents to help the Republicans in elections and it worked. Have you seen the nineteen seventy, two electoral map the entire United States electoral map of the nineteenth to election is read for Nixon, with the exception of Massachusetts in Washington DC. So this brings us to the twenty twenty election where trump is again using Nixon's playbook. He's got law and order trump lawn signs on the homes of his supporters and. He's trying to push this jobs not mobs. He uses that he uses that in his campaign ads jobs, not mobs and showing all these blue cities as lawless anarchy in all of it and the fiery riots. So now this is interesting just like the cops started the riots in nineteen, sixty eight, we have reporting that these far right fascists are trying to start riots fueling violence on the ground. So from Minnesota's leading newspaper The Star Tribune Texas member of BOO Golo boys charged with opening fire on Minneapolis police precinct during protests over George Floyd. Fed say taxes adherent of far right group fired on precinct building conspired with cop killer to ignite civil war. From W. S. L. S. ten a local TV news network in Roanoke Virginia. Police say Richmond riots instigated by white supremacists disguised as black lives matter. So again, trump is relying on Nixon's playbook. He's running TV ads. I've seen one that save jobs, not mobs and the trump yard signs now say trump law and order will this work it could the election could be closed. So that's why you gotta get out there make phone calls and syntax even if you've never done it before again, we're going to be doing this to Pennsylvania. At four thirty PM central. Saturday. So join us there make some calls it. You'RE GONNA be helping save civilization view Yep and it just it brings to mind the Nixon playbook is the Roy Cohn playbook Glenn his as we've mentioned many times was the infamous lawyer for Joe McCarthy during them carthy hearings then became a lawyer for the five Mafia families of New York. City and he was also a key advisor of Nixon, and a lot of the strategies that trump has learned whether how he deals with the media with the combination of. End Bribes and manipulation with how he deals with judges following the famous ray maximum where it says, you know I don't want to know what the law is. I want to know who the judges in therefore control policy that way these sorts of. These allusions of mob riots from civil rights protesters and you know capturing, you know what Nixon would call the silent majority which is not something I really exists right now we may have a silent minority of people who are racist in don't publicly WanNa be racist in the way that trump fans would. Enjoy being racist I don't think it's quite gonNa work the same way, and honestly I think it's an indicator of trump's mind which is basically frozen around like nineteen eighty eight. It's like as if everything just shut down his cultural references and his. Playbook a lot of it's still works and obviously has many other people advising him who are more up to date, and he shows a natural affinity for modern propaganda means like social media, reality television, and so forth. But this is an old playbook the it's very interesting to see these reports coming out of who actually instigated violence that this protest. The same was true with the Minneapolis my at the time in Minneapolis they were black owned businesses being burnt down. There are businesses being burnt down in areas that weren't anywhere near the protests and so on. Twitter people who actually live in Minneapolis were saying like this is not the work of black protesters and of course, black protestors are enraged and should be enraged. Anyone of conscience should be enraged about this but the logistics just didn't match up and I remember witnessing the same thing in Ferguson firsthand when it was happening in at. Twenty fourteen because I live in. Saint Louis and I was there for those protests and I would see random white people who didn't recognize burning shut up and it was annoying it was something that the black community here really wanted them to go because it was not their place it was not where they lived and most of all they knew that, of course, the Saint Louis Police are looking for pretexts to arrest black protestors they're looking for any means possible. Often they don't even come up with one they just you know we'll randomly. Arrest and decide what crime you committed after the fact but they opened the door and so a lot of people say, Oh, God don't talk about the trope of outside agitators Martin Luther King warned against that but you know, yes, it can be used as a damaging trope. But at other times there really are outside agitators there're people from the proud boys. There are people from all these white supremacist groups there's an issue with militia groups they take advantage of this opportunity and they stage it for cable TV consumption you know that's something. That didn't exist in one, thousand, nine, hundred sixty is this twenty, four, seven news cycle in which they can just play. You know the same clips of burning streets or burning buildings all the time to create an image of a protest that steeped in violence when the actual protest is more expansive, more sophisticated, and usually you know not violent not oriented toward arson, but the news doesn't particularly like that..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"And I just want to emphasize that our claim that this is an illegitimate president is not sour grapes. It's not because we dislike we hate his it's national security because he yes because he violated national security because he is a Kremlin asset because he used illegal tactics in a legal aid to get into this position because he is backed by a fiesta kit these. Are All things that I have documented extensively, you can read my book hiding in plain sight with it's like thirty five pages of you know tiny little footnotes you could read Craig Unger spoke you could read David. Johnson's Book Malcolm Nancy's book. This information is all in the public domain and that's just how he got there. There are things about this election that have. Only recently been looked at in depth and we've talked about it on the show there's the book rigged by was a David Hammer who discussed how Electronic Voting Systems in the twenty sixteen election we're certainly infiltrated by Russia Kremlin aligned actors and votes were as Harry. Reid. Predicted quite possibly changed. It's quite possible. Trump did not win that election that. Is the point that we've been bringing home to you for the last couple years of this podcast Sometimes, we don't say it quite so bluntly, but that is something that I believe and I think the refusal to admit that that was even possible that this could happen even though there are so many warnings that it could happen is what has allowed him to remain. In power and then the longer this charade when on the longer this assault and our national security and it's overt display of the failure of our institutions in the failure of them to protect us when on the harder it became to reverse but that's the problem. That's why wouldn autocrat is trying to seize power you need to get rid of them immediately you. In, fact needs to make sure they don't get in because once they get in as we're seeing, it is very hard to get them out but we have just an endless array of appointments of unqualified individuals of criminal individuals. Many of these individuals have already left. Some have already been indicted. We also have a litany of crimes that have been committed by this administration the. Foremost one right now is what they have done in reaction to the corona virus, which is an impeachable offense. That's the kind of thing that the Democrats could have been working on is amy. Komi. Barrett was trying to get in as move on impeachment hearings related to corona virus, which has now killed over two hundred and twenty, five, thousand Americans we have what jared. Kushner did which is preventing states from getting necessary medical equipment, denying it to doctors saying outright that they were just going to let people die as a strategy. We see them on TV now Mark Meadows and other saying, yes this is our plan we're going to let people die. All of this is criminal. All of this meets the standards of Criminal Prosecution Glenn Kushner. Kushner I'm so sorry kind Kirschner. legal expert has spoken extensively about that. On top of that, you have abusive migrant, the border forced hysterectomies another subject suddenly dropped from the news that should have been investigated, abusive, powered, and power obstruction of justice being named individual one in a federal probe. These were all crimes that were committed within most of them within the first years of this administration that the House Democrats refused to pursue refuse to impeach on I. Think if they had impeached on all of those and put into the public light the full. Context of criminality at play the stuff that I spell out in my book, and that we talk about on the show all the time I think it would have been a different reaction from the American. Public the kind of panic you are seeing now the kind of dawning that our democracy is, yes, it is in our in its death throes and that this could have been prevented. That is something that people could have grasped a year ago. But because so many officials went on treating this as if it were. Normal others went on to treat it as if it were normal as well. They thought if this is really happening, surely Pelosi would do something surely, the Muller probe would reach a conclusion in which guilty parties were indicted or at least interviewed. Instead, we have just seen total and complete abject failure to deem this administration what it is, which is fundamentally illegitimate at every level. So yes, it is absolutely fair to start looking at the appointments that were made during this administration and demanding that they be removed from their. Position or at least that they be investigated as to their qualifications in as to how they got in those are all completely valid questions to ask when your country is hijacked by transnational crime and your country is hijacked by Mafia money. This is our country. This is our democracy. This is our representative democracy and they will try to tell you do not expect so much. They'll try to tell you this is idealistic. This aiming to high it is not this is a completely reasonable demand. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise. Yes. We have been in a constitutional crisis these last four years and the media has normalized it and a lot of our political leaders have normalized and try to work within a system that is rapidly Frang. So, advice to everybody play the long game play the long game do at the Kremlin. Does do what the Republicans. Do and play the long game fight like hell election cycle after election cycle and keep planting seeds that are going to grow grow grow over time. What you have to remember is that fascism is the American story. The hope we have is that America is moving away from Fascism after being founded in fascism. So keep this in mind like we had so many there's so many native Americans that were slaughtered that it changed the global climate. There centuries, centuries of the Holocaust of slavery. Those aren't footnotes. America has always been a fascist country. All Black and Brown progress has been met with the violence of white rage always when you have like the great migration North was was met with bloody race riots. So this has been a reliable pattern throughout our history. The first black American president was, of course, followed by a white supremacist. This is the American story. It's always been this way. If you're horrified by what is happening right now in America that means you're finally learning that America's history has always been whitewashed. America's history has always been fascism and that great moment of glory that we had when we defeated the Nazis in World War Two, who led that you're that great branding that America has we liberated Europe we punch Nazis. We're that story come from that great mythology that actually is rooted in truth that was led by a Democrat married to feminist that America has gotten its moments glory from good people doing the right thing against fascism so the. Best of us are the ones who punch Nazis the worst of us. Always been the Nazis you had the American aviator hero Charles Lindbergh writing and in Reader's digest in nineteen thirty, nine that we've gotta make America White again. Okay. So we've always always always had this massive strain of fascism our country was founded in it. So if you WANNA take any solace in the in this current Chapter America's fascism is this it's there's more of us than there are them now and they're terrified and so the fascist going inside Hitler's bunker and they're building their arm armaments and They're they're trying to block us from smoking them out of their whole. That's what Mitch McConnell the others are doing..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports
"<Music> <Speech_Music_Male> Over the weekend <Speech_Male> we also learned of <Speech_Music_Male> another outbreak <Speech_Music_Male> in the White House, <Speech_Music_Male> Vice President Pence <Speech_Male> is staff multiple <Speech_Male> members of his <Speech_Male> staff have tested <Speech_Male> positive recent days <Speech_Male> for the coronavirus <Speech_Male> including his <Speech_Music_Male> chief-of-staff <Speech_Male> mark short. <Speech_Male> Now, <Speech_Male> normally, you would expect <Speech_Male> when there is an outbreak <Speech_Male> for that <Speech_Male> office to go <Speech_Male> into lockdown for people <Speech_Male> to Korn Teen <Speech_Male> we saw a <Speech_Male> similar situation <Speech_Male> earlier in the month <Speech_Male> when president trump <Speech_Male> cut the coronavirus <Speech_Male> in multiple members <Speech_Male> of his white. 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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Post Reports
"Reality is in the Senate right now, , it takes just simple majority to advance any presidential nominee Paul Kane is the senior congressional correspondent for the post whether it is to some random commission overseeing the Great Lakes or the Supreme Court of the United States of America, , and that has left the minority party with very few options. . The reality is that there's not a whole they can do. . and. . What are some of these theories that we have heard of that Democrats could do or that people think the Democrats could do right now oh, , there's this thought of if you impeached someone anyone bill bar or in the trump again and sent to that resolution across the capital that it would instantly stop all other action and forced them to hold an impeachment trial. . You know I got an email from a reader asking about they could just deny unanimous consent blocking unanimous consent is something that blocks the action from taking place and basically would make the voting process go much more slowly. . Yeah. . But there are provisions. . Already in line for how to deal with those things, , you file something called a cloture motion. . That's the that's the way you blocked a filibuster defeat filibuster and yes, , it'll take three days to overcome that process but think of it this way if there really were away for this minority party to block this Supreme Court nominee then Mitch McConnell would have thought of it in the eight years that he served as minority leader and was considered the obstructionist in chief. . He was considered the greatest structure in the history of the Senate blocking Brock Obama at every possible way if there were ways for digital block Supreme Court. . Nominations of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan from the minority position McConnell would have done it but he couldn't do it, , and then I've heard these ideas that potentially if Democrats were to win control of the Senate in November, , and if there were to be a Democratic president that there's this idea, , you could pack the court afterward, , you could just change the number of justices that there are on the Supreme Court and increase them. . So you could have two more. . Democrat appointed justices or you could have four more. . Well, , that is a the that is something that can legitimately be done in the legislative process. . There was no. . Foundation in the constitution that set the number of surpreme. Court . justices at nine. . It started with six justices the chief and five associate justices an grew over the years and you know to be sure you know the considered the greatest Democratic president of all Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried in the nineteen thirties to pack the court and very infamous way and eventually was shot down and the reality is if Democrats were to go through the couple year process of adding justices to spring court that would immediately be met in return with Republicans. . Next time they have the power and you know we just would go back and forth by. . In twenty years, we , might have twenty one justices and also probably need support from actual democratic leadership, , and this seems like something that Congressional leadership isn't that interested in something that Joe Biden has said that he straight up doesn't think should happen Yeah Biden had got a little bit cagey the other night when he was asked about it in a local interview I think it was in Wisconsin and he basically said that he didn't want to answer the question because of the answers the question. . Then that's GonNa change the. . Discussion and what Democrats are trying to do right now is to avoid these. . These are processed fights. . I know that there is a bigger bigger goal at hand here in terms of overall policy and how that policy is reviewed at the supreme. . Court. . But most of the public tunes this stuff out because they, , they hear things about over Republicans are being hypocrites and well like eighty nine percent or more of the public says, , yeah, , they're all hypocrites no big deal and they really want to try and focus this fight politically. . On, , what the impact of trading in Ruth? ? Bader GINSBURG. . The most iconic liberal justice of the last twenty five years for a very staunch conservative jurist like amy, , Coney Barrett like that is the biggest ideological jump that the court would have seen since thurgood Marshall was replaced by Clarence Thomas They WanNa make this fight politically not about these seemingly random efforts to put more justices on the Supreme Court and they want this fight to be about the impact on the affordable care act
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And now the Spiel just in the interest of fairness and adherence to principles which don't shift based on who's being victimized and who is being valorize authorized. I say I object. I object to one argument. The Democrats are making so robustly pursuing your rights. Even your the right to fight a subpoena shouldn't be taken as proof of guilt now surely let's admit it. foot-dragging via subpoena is clearly the trump tactic. He has used this tactic in the courts. He's used delay tactics for his business. But still I don't think this is a fair argument for a prosecutor to make the as a career law enforcement officer. I have never seen anyone takes takes. Such extreme steps to hide. Evidence allegedly proving his innocence. There's Val demings of Florida data. That's the proposition that fighting subpoenas were trying to rigorously pursue your rights to try to fight I to subpoena and then see what courts say that. That is an indication that you have. Something to hide is in general improper. I think that's a principle that I had here too. Therefore adhere to that principle in this case too. And if there's any question that this is what's going on here was representative Jamie Raskin on Chris. He's a show two days ago. They seem very determined all of them to make sure John Bolton doesn't testify. What is your read on that? Well I think my read is what Tom Paine would say which everybody used their common sense. People who are innocent conduct was perfect and absolutely perfect would want all of the witnesses to come forward okay but having heard that remember the Democrats do not want Hunter Biden to come forward Charles. Schumer said sow served. You be open to say a witness trade for hundred. I think that's off the table. First of all the Republicans have the right to bring in any witness. They want they haven't wanted wanted to and that trade is is not on the table. Okay of course. There are legitimate reasons to oppose hunter. Biden's testimony the most legitimate being it's illegitimate it's e- relevant John Bolton relevant witness Hunter Biden. Irrelevant witness it ends there. But I'm just pursuing the narrower our point the legitimacy of the Democrats saying that failure to produce a witness is a sign of guilt. Maybe they shouldn't say that. So plainly so starkly when they have Jeff Hunter Biden who they don't wanNA produce and I don't think they should produce again you guys understaffed adhering to a principal. And now let me admit something. I believe what I just said I definitely do. I think it's important to hold both sides accountable. I'm allergic to that. One mode of journalism opinion journalism. That says okay. WHO's making the argument that I know that I get to weigh? In on the logic of the argument I hate it but I am a little bit of me I am trying. I am pressing to find something an interesting in this whole ordeal to latch onto. And I'm doing this for me and for you but mostly for me but maybe because and threw me a little bit for for you because almost all of the arguments raised by Republicans. I mean literally. I've heard maybe one thing that was slightly interesting or when I cast myself into the mind kind of person who is fair minded and has already decided maybe one or two things where you could say. Okay I could see where that would go. I could see where that might land. But other than and that it's all chicanery from the Republicans and what we've mostly been getting the arguments from the Democrats which are solid but known terribly terribly known very much in the record so we have the obvious versus the poppycock the petty forgery as they say sorry. I shouldn't have said pettifoggery that would get Thomas Jefferson mad and I want to make clear. I'm not complaining about the pizzazz looseness of the whole process. Going back to the hearings in front of the House. Those recalled pizzazz list but those were great. I strongly disagree with that description of PIZZAZZ looseness. They had new info that firsthand testimony. They had real tension attention. The news they had information. This has none at best. This has old clips of those good hearings. It lacks feature that I think is very important it to get us to really attend to. And that feature is it's not episodic it just spools out and goes on forever even if a news news event is long and boring and has boring speeches and boring parts and listen a lot of news. Events do a UN General Assembly Ancients Creek. Davos isn't going to do much business on pay per view but what happens with those news events. Is They have endpoints. And because they have an points and because they have distinct start and stops a talented journalists can go in see what happened in that distinct period imposed some structure and organization and put forth a digestible news item them and we the public who want to be informed can be informed and we're not dependent on that news item hitting a certain cycle the nightly news the morning papers. I understand the twenty four hour news cycle but this event runs a thwart the twenty four hour news cycle. It never stops there is no discernible endpoint yes between one fifty. Am and sometime around noon. There was less testimony. Then they're usually is but if I ever try to catch up on what happened and I'm always saying to myself wait. Is this the thing that just ended or the thing that's going on and it's further complicated by the fact that all they're doing is talking about things that what happened in the past via clips that happened in the past via arguments that they've made in the past this preceding the impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump bleeds leads into the next fourteen hour impeachment trial unlikely acquittal of Donald J trump. We have reached an impossible level of dullness. And I know how I know how we've gotten there. It's actually not a how to WHO. And who is a him and the him is. Mitch Astronaut Consent that pursuant to rule one of the rules and procedure and practice when sitting on impeachment trials the sucker the Senate inform the House of Representatives is it the Senate is ready to receive the managers appointed by the House for the purpose of exhibiting article. Mitch McConnell arranged this Mitch. McConnell orchestrated this. It's only it was a kind of orchestra that had. Maybe one long node held for hours and hours and hours by oboe. And then maybe a cello play the note for a couple couple minutes just to placate moderates within the Orchestra Caucus Mitch McConnell Superpower Supper if he knows how to bore when others wakeup copy boys down on the boring down he knows he works. Best under cover of darkness so he provides the darkness and we all fall asleep. It is him I blame him. It is intentional. He is beating me. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that needed some sleep sleep. Mitch you are that devil and that's it for today show the justice produced by Priscilla Alavi. Who has been near senior a glass of milk but not necessarily affiliated with said milk developing Daniel Shroeder produced? I do suggest he'd have gotten this job. Regardless of the nepotism involved the gist. We are not interested in trading witnesses and last one of the witnesses Zion Williamson on a rookie contracts that we're listening Perot and thanks for listening..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here
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"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here
"As president. Trump's impeachment trial kicks into high gear. He's out of the country in Davos Switzerland. That's where once a year the world's rich and powerful get together the president is addressing the World Economic Forum made up of executives in foreign dignitaries. It's been argued it's counter programming where the president can tout gains in the US. The Senate argues over his future in office but alongside the president in Davos this year. Those he's made clear he doesn't agree with the theme in Davos is climate change and unsustainability. SHORTLY AFTER MR trump speaks teen activist Greta tune. Berg will begin a debate about averting quote the climate apocalypse. ABC's Karen Phillips was on the ground. Right now right. Outside of Davos and cure the main theme. Here of the meeting doesn't really seem to mash with the president's agenda so why they're now that's a great question and there there is a lot going on. There's a lot at stake. I mean there are some big moments about to happen today. I mean we're talking about the president's speech here in the small town of Davos. Switzerland is he tries to convince world leaders to invest in the United States and also talk with world leaders about addressing global climate. Change possibly possibly some tense moments. We can talk about that in a minute. But even more so there in Washington D. C.. We're also paying attention to what's happening in our nation's capital because the the president's historic impeachment trial resumes today. Why would you go very quickly to hoax? It's a hoax. Everybody knows that it's a it's a complete hoax. You know he's thinking about it and you know he's paying attention to what's beginning This morning with regard to the impeachment trial. How much of this trip is Diplomacy going there and he's addressing the World Economic Forum these meeting with other world leaders touting the the good you US numbers and how much of it is just trying to get away from what's going on in the US. Alex I it's definitely a combination of both look while it can be uncomfortable trouble in DC. And he may be squirming at what might be taking place At the same time that he's getting ready and preparing for his speech there also could be some uncomfortable moments here in Davos unfortunately And I deplore this. The United States of America left the climate agreement or he has is clash before with Ogle Merckel the German chancellor also the Finnish Prime Minister Resident Trump has missed a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the g seven summit in France. Everyone always asked me about Donald Trump and then also we know about gratitude Berg the seventeen year old climate activists who the president has mocked on social media saying she quote must work on her anger management problem than go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend. Chill Greenwich Chill. She is going to be here as well. So you know I. It's not going to be a boring time in Davos though it's not going to be boring at all and president trump is also gonNA hold a bunch of bilateral meetings including with the president of Iraq Iraq following the US killing on Iraqi soil of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Mr Trump is going to be meeting with the leaders of Pakistan and Switzerland. ABC's Karen Phillips outside outside of Davos curious stay warm. Thanks Alex.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Start Here
"Good morning to you Brad. Off For one more day today it really gets going president. Trump's impeachment trial officially started last week as procedural stuff got taken care of like swearing in Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts. At this time I I will administer the oath to all senators in the chamber in conflict this week. The meat of it really begins the arguments. Each side will eventually begin laying out their case has has admitted to the wrongdoing is chief staff has confessed to the wrongdoing over the weekend. Both sides made their arguments in the public arena and in briefs that were filed. Trump's lawyers calling impeachment a quote brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the two thousand sixteen election adding several times. The president did nothing wrong and you would think at this point everything would beep. We've kind of figured out but there are still so many unknowns about how this whole thing will go this far along and the rules haven't even been set yet on how the trial will unfold just just before we came on the air tonight new reporting on what we can expect last night. Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader put out proposed rules. It's been described as get ready for a food fight in the Senate Chamber. ABC's Trish Turner is all over this on Capitol Hill. She knows the INS and outs of it. Trish pretty amazing that were to this point. Everything's getting going. The the rules aren't even said yes. It's true Alex we're all pretty stunned. It's just an indication truly of how partisan the Chamber is at this point the the the partisan divides are deep and there really is no agreement like back in the Clinton trial when all one hundred senators. They weren't happy with the way on the rules. We're going to be laid out. But they were able to come to an agreement this time other than having this resolution now in our hands the kind of lays out some of the rules of the road like you said they're you're still going to be a food fight later today. Yeah it seems like there is really no agreement here in these proposed rules now by McConnell. What do they say? Where's the divide? Well it's really. The fight has come around this core issue of whether or not to call witnesses documents documentation witnesses basis tooth. That's what they're afraid of and you'll remember the speaker of the House. She held the articles of impeachment for a month. That's unprecedented in and of itself. If the Senate to size if Senator McConnell prevails and there are no witnesses it will be the first impeachment trial in history that goes to conclusion Asian without witnesses and so they really wanted to do. Democrats is try to secure in agreement with the Republicans in the Senate that they would agree to call witnesses. Witnesses witnesses that were called in the Clinton trial and there be an opportunity for the Senate vote for additional witnesses using the Clinton impeachment model. which yeah I think is the fairest way of dealing with good enough for President Clinton that ought to be good enough for president trump for all of this talk and praise of the president of the Clinton trial? The one thing that Republican leader has not said we are going to have witnesses. Well we'll be dealing with a witness issue at the appropriate time into the trial. What he said last night in this resolution and really this was as a result of moderate Republican senators pushing for this? He said. Look what I promise you is. You will get a vote. Upper down on whether or not to call witnesses and then if they get fifty one votes that's four Republicans joining all of the Democrats if they get fifty one votes then kind of go from there if you want to get this over sooner rather than later why not push to try and lender no sentiment and Republican conference offering for a motion to dismiss our members feel that we have an obligation to listen to the argument. There's not any stipulation that there could not be a vote on a motion to dismiss us. This is something that president trump is wanted. Republicans are trying not to have that and then the other real You Know Bugaboo for Democrats. They really don't like this. This issue in the resolution that deals with evidence this information is not extraneous. It's central to the charges against the president so so basically none of the new evidence that's come in from the Giuliani associate left. Parnasse harness says the two worked together to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and that the president knew about all of it. None of that new evidence is going to be able to be introduced in this trial and even the evidence that was reproduced. As part of the House it's record. That won't even be formally introduced until after opening arguments and the senators have asked questions but going into this. It seems like this could take them months to get through this hour. They going to do this today. They've got so much and Democrats have already said they've got a bunch of amendments that they're GONNA file and they're gonNA fight a lot of this. Is this really going to happen in the next day or two. We can only hope just for our own schedules right. Alex so I think today is really going to be dealt with all the procedural stuff tough. So yes you're right. The Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer. He's he is furious on something as important and serious as impeachment. Senator McConnell's resolution is a national disgrace. He wants to introduce multiple amendments having to do with witnesses. We think the balance balance of this day will be spent with just that fighting out witnesses and we will introduce a whole series of amendments for witnesses for documents and other ways to straighten out what McConnell has done and make it a real trial with evidence witnesses and in ways that the American people can hear it but at some point wait truly. The trial has to begin we think and And so we think from our sources that that really is. The opening arguments are really kick off in earnest on Wednesday. And that's when you'll see that wildly. Condensed schedule it just so different than Clinton trial instead of eight hours a day for about three days A. We're GONNA each side for arguments. We're GONNA see House managers for twenty four hours. Spread over two days. Pre have to present their arguments. That means of course Alex as we begin every day at one o'clock so we're not ending until at least one. Am Democrats say this is trying to bury this trial in the dead of night. Four Republican senators will be watched very closely. Here will they join Democrats and asking for witnesses. Lisa Murkowski as you just mentioned there of course Susan Collins of Maine as well Mitt Romney of Utah in the Mar Alexander of Tennessee Hennessy. But I would say what we have seen from some key. Republican senators who could really tipped that balance on votes with just a simple majority. They are on board with the McConnell resolutions. I really do think we're going to be looking at these twelve hour days at least through Saturday to get us through opening arguments and then it's anybody's guess it's what happens on witnesses. My head is spinning. They're still so many. What if in this whole thing? It's getting going but they still don't know exactly how it's GonNa go. ABC's Trish Turner on Capitol Hill as always. Thank you for boiling it down so we can understand sir. Thanks.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Throughline
"Hey, I'm Rhonda data on Romney Bluey. And this is through line from NPR. So a couple of months ago, you might remember. We did an episode on house speaker Nancy Pelosi. We wanted to understand how she's become one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics, kind of, like her equivalent in the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell while we were reporting about Pelosi our friends at embedded were working on a deep history about McConnell. They just put out there, I episode in the series and it's awesome. So we wanted to share it with you here. It is. Hey, I'm Kelly mcevers in America, mental, and this is embedded Alec McGillis, who's a journalist, York's propublica and he usually has a nose for really, really compelling stories which is why when talking with him about a book. He wrote a few years back. I had ask, what were people's reactions when he told me we're working on this. Concern. Puzzlement really doing while you're doing a book on on metro Connell..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Now, it's time for so there's that. All right. So this is the part of the show where Juliet defined a so there's that moment that's happening because of our in spite of the nightmare called our government. She hates doing it because it's fucking impossible. And I don't blame her. But after learning what a dick fuck Mitch McConnell is we could all really us. So there's that right now. So man now, which come up with nine mean always. It seems a little. Okay. Well, what can you do? There's not really a so that I can tense episode that we've ever made. I'm sorry that my so there's that is like last night, I raped Mitch McConnell. I mean, we ask cancer anything anything anything lease God. Well, this is going to seem a little trite. But let's try and think of it in a gram scale. Okay. It does get harder and harder. And I I really even stopped writing it halfway through. I was just going to talk. But I did find this little story, and it really did warm the Daikos of my heart and as a. I haven Tate to say that I'm gender non conforming because I don't even feel that way anymore woman. And that's it. And the way I present myself as just the way present myself, but I do have to say that the freedom to decide what I wear is probably one of the greatest gifts. I have an order to find some semblance of physical comfort. I would die. If I was forced to wear a skirt or address, I would die. And I know that sounds who cares wearing address whatever Mitch McConnell needs to get raped. You know, but if you really just, you know, think about what you wear and how it makes you feel and just that little bit of freedom and that little bit of comfort, and even when you feel bad or you feel insecure. It's just you're at least choosing what you want someone forces you to be innovating suit. Right. And you get your job. Right. And you're like, no, I don't I can't be forced to do that. I just right. So exposed right? Exactly. Now women in the military and in other sex. Ters of American life are still forced to wear skirts or dresses as part of their uniforms while men are still given the freedom and courtesy of wearing pants now, I'm not against uniforms at all fits specific to the thing that needs a uniform. It's not a thing that turns me on. But as far as like things needing a uniform, they need a uniform, so fine. However, when you delineate women's wearing skirts and men wearing pants, you right there that is a form of sexual assault. And it's not wearing a skirt fucking uncomfortable. And you can't do the same things. A man can do in pants. You just cannot you're worried about your fucking underwear your legs or fucking hanging out. You can't do running because you probably have to wear stupid fucking heels. And it's just like a whole thing. It's not you can't kick ass in this car. You can't kick ass in a skirt. You're not going to go kick someone's ass in an alley a skirt. Or if you do you have to take your shoes off, and you're just like fuck it. I'm going to pull this thing up. Heater all bleeding, or whatever the foreign can do it in that one movie. Right. So I'm just saying, okay. I think removing now in in schools. There's also still uniforms in schools, Catholic, schools and religious, schools and other military schools. People have to wear these kids were uniforms now when it comes to schools actually, kind of like not that against it. Because I think removing the sigma fashioned from kids lives can be a good thing. Yes. You know, what I made it still be pants. Exactly if equalize is everyone economically and all the body shapes and identities are all on the same level. However, there are still many schools that in their uniform policy make girls where dresses or skirts and boys get to wear pants, and it drives me fucking crazy. And I know is watching this thing on the military where like trans people..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"It was all about moves like it was all about power. It was all about regaining the White House and not about legislating if you let that sink in Obama got elect. Eight and like it's now twenty nineteen that's eleven years that we have not had any legislation at all except for fucking ObamaCare, which he had to do an executive order to get another trying to stop it. And it's like this motherfucker stop like everything it's crazy. You don't care about legislating know, but they love to blame Obama for not anything happening. When really it's Mitch McConnell's fault, political scientists have referred to McConnell's use of the filibuster. Now, here's where we get very fucking crucial as constitutional hardball, referring to the misuse of procedural tools in a way that undermines democracy, so Mamale filibuster is like what when they go to a big long speech. Yeah, they can stand there for hours and hours and hours stopping any movement. So so say, they're going to say, okay. Let's pass a voter thing. Then somebody wrote his rolls out there. Nancy Pelosi rolls out of tennis shoes. Diaper on. And she's like, all right? The thing with voting is guys when people vote here's what they do. They wake up. They have a Cup of coffee. They roll down. They I'm sorry. Let me back up they stopped. They go to the bathroom. Hold on. Yep. They they pull their pants down. On the toilet h out. The finest the details the details, right. Like what an eighteen hour fucking speech. So that it kills the legislation because they only have a certain number of hours. Right. So if I'm to read to you, the definition of a filibuster. Okay. An action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in the legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures it holds up the vote in some way, they might have a limited amount of time on the floor. But it holds up the vote so McConnell used the filibuster nonstop. When Obama was in office when he was the Republicans were a minority. So by twenty thirteen Senate majority leader, Harry Reid. Okay. This is a democrat. I would think. No, maybe not. Oh, yeah..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Who's that that this major effort to undermine our democracy was happening? Mitch McConnell said if you do this I will cast it as a as a partisan gambit in a make look like you're trying to swing the election for Hillary Clinton. So the public did not find out that this was happening because of Mitch McConnell's tactic on this. It was it was really remarkably cynical moment where he was casting something that would have been sort of a United effort to save our democracy as as a partisan as a person move, which was it self. Of course, the most partisan move of all well jasmine farrier, how do you read that moment, especially since we've we're few years away from it? Now. I think that again as majority leader or as minority leader or as majority whip which was his previous position Mitch McConnell has spent half of his career in the Senate in the party leadership team that means that the party is going to be paramount. And the next election is going to be the goal, and as an astute observer of politics, there's no question in Mitch McConnell's mind that his actions in two thousand sixteen including his actions about merit garland helped Donald Trump got elected. And that's what he did as a Republican, well suppose. A lot of people react to something like that. And and what they might want to say is. Yes, you know, one can can be of great champion of of your party. And and use the political tools at hand to advance the policy interests of your party, whether you're Republican or democrat, but regarding this moment in late twenty sixteen..
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I mean, he there's there are a lot of obviously, a lot of culprits in bringing Washington to place where it is now, but but McConnell's role in in in this this rise of of obstruction in gridlock that we've had in Washington in real kind of really kind of a degrading of norms in Washington is just cannot be overstated. Just if you look at at the rise of these of the filibuster and always other blocking tactics in his time as Republican leader it, the the the the fault them responsibility. Very clearly lies with him. And and many. Sort of many are arbiters of Washington have basically come to that conclusion. Okay. So is it fair then to say, then Mitch Mitch McConnell should be taking some ownership for this government shutdown too. Absolutely. I mean in the way that he it most most specifically really because he has played he played an enormous role in the election of Donald Trump to extent that this shutdown is is brought to us by Donald Trump. Mitch McConnell is responsible for it because of his own role in in Trump's election. He he helped elect Trump in any number of ways. First of all, of course, with the blocking of merit Garland's nomination refusing to even hear that nomination to entertain it at all which is a complete break with with norms in Washington. He gave Trump huge hand by by giving Republicans reason to rally around Trump in the fall, he he also helped elect Trump by basically by feeding the this Republican rise Republican opposition to chew Bama in sort of seating. This kind of tea party ish conservatism. Yeah. Well, LX stand by here for just a second and Bill Straub as well. We are talking about the Senate majority leader about Senator Mitch McConnell and his role in this government shutdown right now, he says he's going to do very little until the president and Democrats come to some sort of agreement is that the right way to go. Or is it just exacerbating the problem? We'll be right back. I'm making a trucker birdie. This is.
"mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So I don't know. I'm curious what you guys think I've always had mixed feelings on this kind of stuff. Yeah. Let me just preface this by saying that I will always disagree with anything that gets physical, including throwing his left overs out on the sidewalk. That's unacceptable. Don't touch it. Don't touch food. Don't touch his property. That's when you lose me. One hundred percent now, with that said, I've asked myself several times how I would feel if people were shouting out me based on my political opinions, and if I would feel comfortable advocating for someone, you know, yelling at Mitch McConnell or Trump or any of the other goons like what I feel comfortable with them doing that to these elected officials. If I'm not comfortable with someone shouting at me based on my political views, but we were just a political on plenty of people shouting. Exactly. And here's the thing. It is free speech and they're allowed to do that. And I believe that as Americans wish should be allowed to voice our concerns toward these elected officials. And so I have no problem with someone raising their voice at Mitch McConnell or any politician if they believe that this politician has done something divisive has done something that has actually ruined the lives of certain Americans, whatever it is you should you have protection, a constitutional protection to be able to do that. And if you can't handle it, maybe it's time to rethink your political ideology. You think it's affected though, because that's one of the core things that I'm stuck on. I don't know if it's or if maybe it might even make it worse. I don't know. So I've shocked to find out strong opinions about this, but it's nuance and there's different lines in different places. So first of all, I agree in amused. That the right wing who claimed to be free speech absolutists will then turn around and say a mob mob. I can't believe they're speaking freely. Let's note that irony and move forward. So in terms of what the ground rules should be, we're making ground rules. One is I'm with Anna on yelling is okay. From time to time I'm gonna explain what I think are the important caveats, but that atmosphere the time, not just politic on, but I'll be walking on the street in New York, or I'll be at an airport and some guy will yell at top of his lungs. Right? And if you want to like, scream obscenities in the middle of airport, that's on you brother. Okay. And it doesn't bother me at all. Actually slightly amused by it. So I think that's okay. I think for a politician, it's even more okay. But. So where are the lines? First of all, I think everyone should agree to Anna's lines, nothing physical ever. So to me to places where this guy is clearly out of bounds. And this is a second. There was actually an earlier protester as well. Tell me about him in his or her. This guy went out of bounds by banks fist on their table, and I think that crosses the line and later they had to go leftovers. So they were gonna take home and he grabbed it, threw it on the sidewalk. No, no, don't touch their stuff. Okay. And and value leftovers. Okay, I know. Okay, so and then the third part of it, I think, or second, depending on how recounting is there has to be some time limit to it. Okay. If you're stalking someone and you keep following them, it, then it gets concerning. Right, so, and for me and some people will disagree with this, don't go to their house. I think that that's really dangerous things a bad idea. There's plenty of on. Hinge people mainly on the right, but there could be some on the left and I don't want anybody at anybody's house. Okay. That's that's crazy in if you ask me, I think that's crazy talk. Okay. So in terms of the time period, look, morale Jones at an airport, stock Bernie Sanders for about twenty minutes. Okay. You made your point Alex, but as usual your unhinged. And then we start to worry about his security because he won't leave him alone. Somebody who stalked politic on and it was a bouncer reason week for hours and hours..