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"Eyeing the possibility of 1/5 election. Georgiana Miller, ABC NEWS Jerusalem Time 10 27, the 1st 100 days pushing the 13 figure infrastructure plan, The Biden administration published the list of critical projects in Restate. The president knows all politics are local, which is why he put out a detailed state by state list of roads, bridges, pipes and other critical infrastructure projects. The plan I propose is going to create millions of jobs. Rebuild America protect our supply change. President Biden also meeting with Republicans trying to find compromise with his and their plan A. B C's Andy Field, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to say no less than 6% of this proposal goes to roads and bridges. It's not remotely targeted toward what Americans think they're getting. The president visits the Capitol today to pay respects to police officer William Evans killed in the vehicle ramming attack earlier this month. The administration struck a deal with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to surge security forces to their borders. To slow the tide of migration. Richard can to ABC News Hike the trail check order Take out Check schedule, Heart check Up Done. We've all adapted to a new way of living. Keep your health care on schedule with Johns Hopkins Medicine where your health and safety are our.
Trump Slams McConnell, Pence at Republican Event
"It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for republican party at war with itself over former president donald trump's division leadership but trump himself shatter two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the gop's top donors when he insulted the party. Senate leader and his wife david. Alexander reports trump veered sharply from prepared remarks saturday night and instead slammed senate minority leader mitch mcconnell as a stone cold loser and mocked mcconnell's wife elaine chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said. He was disappointed in his vice president. Mike pence and used a profanity in assessing mcconnell according to multiple people in attendance who were not authorized to publicly discuss. What was said in a private session
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Morning Edition
"I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm no well King. Good morning, Donald Trump brought more working class voters into the Republican Party than any other president since Ronald Reagan. Now Republicans are trying to figure out how to keep them. The working class vote will be crucial in next year's midterms. Here's NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. In the last decade, the biggest growth in the Republican coalition has been white voters without a college degree, along with some growth was similarly educated black and Hispanic voters. That's why Republicans like Indiana Congressman Jim Banks believe the on Lee winning path forward for the GOP is to fully reimagine itself as the party of the working class. And if Republicans want to be successful as a party when the majority and 2022 went back the White House In 2024. I think we have to learn lessons that Donald Trump taught us and how to appeal to these voters. Banks is the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative faction in the House, long rooted in small government, low taxes and social conservatism. He recently sent a six page memo to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, making the case that Republicans need to refocus their agenda almost entirely on working class appeals. Banks. This means tougher immigration laws cracking down on China, Big tech and perhaps most provocatively for Republicans Corporate America For too long the Republican Party fed into the narratives that Republican Party was the party of big business or the party of Wall Street, Republicans are increasingly comfortable attacking corporations these days. That's a lot easier for them. After Wall Street donors gave more to Joe Biden, major companies halted political donations to Republicans who objected to electoral college results on January 6th. And his company's take more liberal positions on controversial issues like Georgia's new voting law. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last week issued a rare verbal rebuke of companies that oppose the law warning if you will, to corporate America's to stay out of politics It's not what you're designed for Top Senate Republicans, some considering 2024 presidential runs have been echoing the call to remake the party. Even before the 2020 election. We got a big battle in front of us Republicans do to try and make this party truly the party of working class America. That's Missouri Senator Josh Holly last November. He's among a group of Senate Republicans who's taken recent positions..
Trump Goes After Pence, McConnell in Speech to Party Donors
"A weekend meeting in Florida for top Republican Party donors had been intended to be unifying the former president trump apparently voiced his unhappiness with the number of prominent GOP figures the former president delivered the meeting's closing remarks at an invitation only event in his new home inside his Mar a Lago resort trump's advisers had said he would emphasise his commitment to the party and Republican unity but multiple people in attendance say trump went off script slamming Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell as a stone cold loser and mocking McConnell's wife Elaine Chao who was trump's transportation secretary trump also said he was disappointed in his vice president Mike pence who presided over the congressional session that certified president Joe Biden's election victory afterward former house speaker Newt Gingrich said Republicans are quote much better off if we keep focusing on the Democrats period I'm Ben Thomas
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on WBZ Midday News
"Republican Mitch McConnell insists it's President Biden. While Republican senators traveled to the border not with officials and learned about the reality on the ground, the administration has preferred to inaccurately blame this recent spike. On their predecessor, neither side close to compromise and the field. ABC NEWS Washington President Biden says he is prepared to head to the negotiation table when it comes to infrastructure, Mr Biden, calling a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers to discuss his plan to address things like bridges and highways and access to resources, like clean water and child care as well. All that comes as the infrastructure report card from Massachusetts is out, and it looks like we may be heading to summer school. Oh, WBC's Jim McKay. If you brought home a C minus to your parents, you likely weren't getting a pat on the back. Neither is Massachusetts when it comes to our infrastructure. In an analysis by the White House, we got that C minus grade over roads, bridges, highway traffic, And, as the White House keeps saying, infrastructure is more than just your car or train ride, rent burden. Another thing they're analyzing Massachusetts residents. Easily spending 30% or more of their income on rent. The state also experienced 14 extreme weather events over the past 10 years. Now some major projects the state is looking to get help from the feds with rebuilding the sag more and born bridges onto the Cape Transit investment and, of course, major fixes to highways. The Biden White House is planning on a $2 trillion infrastructure package right now. Jim McKay, WBC, Boston's news radio, and speaking of transportation, Local lawmakers are now pushing back against the MB ta for his proposed by Budget plan. Theo agency is planning to make an all electric rail system over the next two decades. But its current shopping list includes adding more than two dozen diesel train cars. Some state legislators and mayor say that it is a step in the wrong direction and will likely stop the state from its goal and mission of Lauren Greenhouse gas emissions altogether. Meanwhile, more than 300 businesses and investors are calling on the Biden administration to lower national greenhouse gas emissions. In a letter today corporations like Apple Google Microsoft and Coca Cola are asking to reduce emissions to at least 50% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. Those companies are joining the ranks of influential figures in Europe who are making a similar request. Dozens of European lawmakers, business executives on union leaders want Washington to cut emissions by 50% in the coming decade. Compared with 20/5 levels ahead of President Joe Biden's climate summit. European officials and industry representatives called in an open letter for a transatlantic alliance to tackle climate change and achieve a just and sustainable transition toward a low carbon economy that suggested goal would be almost double the target set by the Obama administration. After it signed the Paris climate accord in 2015. I'm Charles Dillon, asthma and staying overseas. France is making a move to cut carbon emissions through its transportation rules. Here's a B C's finest, delicate era French lawmakers moving to ban short internal flights where the same journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours. The measure could affect travel between Paris and cities like not real and Bordeaux. This comes as airlines around the world are still reeling from the Corona virus pandemic. With website flight radar 24 reporting that the number of flights last year were down almost 42% from 2019. The measure would not apply to routes that form part of a connecting flight. As delicate. Terry ABC NEWS PARIS A new study finds that the U. S death rate was far higher than that of comparable European countries even before the pandemic. Let's find out more from CBS is Vicki Barker. Since the year 2000. Mortality rates have worsened significantly in the U. S, resulting in more than 400,000 excess deaths in 2017 alone that year. Americans Age 32 34 worth three times more likely to die than their European counterparts, the researchers suggest drug overdoses and gun violence. It's accounted for many of those deaths, as did lack of access to health care, which is among the worst in the developed world. Vicki Barker, CBS News It's 11, 21 traffic and weather on the way. Hectic.
The GOP Will Retake Congress in 2022, Trump Predicts
"The House and Senate in next year's midterms. And in 2024, Republicans will win back the White House. That was the prediction made last night by President Trump at a South Florida GOP fundraiser. Trump had harsh words for Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence. Former Navy SEAL and U S
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on South Florida's First News with Jimmy Cefalo
"81% 9 34, Former U. S ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley will not be running for president in 2024, she says. Only if former President Trump decides to run. She made the comment Monday on the campus of South Carolina State University. She noted she would talk to the former president about the decision before she made it and that she had a great working relationship with Trump, Haley added. Trump has always been opinionated when asked about the former president's disparaging comments about leaders like Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over the weekend. That is, Ryan shook reporting. More. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Freed, is announcing a crackdown on gas pump skimmers, which she says accounts for a good deal of fraud in Florida. I have a zero tolerance.
Biden to create commission to study expanding the Supreme Court
"Has more than nine justices. I'm Pam who so Fox News, A bipartisan commission will explore that. An executive order creates a presidential commission on the Supreme Court. It fulfills a campaign pledge by President Biden to study controversial reforms like expanding the number of justices are setting term limits, Fox says Jared Helper and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell was quick to criticize the move, calling it another sign of the far left influence over the Biden administration. The
Fresh update on "mitch mcconnell" discussed on Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning
"More and more universities, including Rutgers and Northeastern, are requiring students to get vaccinated before returning to campus in the fall, while other colleges air, leaving the decision up to students, believing they cannot legally require the shots, Alice stacked in Rosine E. W. O R News. They police officer who fatally shot Dante right outside Minneapolis, has been identified. Now it's 48 year old Kimberly Potter and she says. It was a mistake, The police chief Tim Gannon, says she meant to use her Taser appears to me from what I viewed and the officer's reaction and distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge. Resulted in the tragic death of Mr Right. Have been too straight nights of protests in Brooklyn center where that shooting occurred not far from where the trial of former police officer Derek Children will continue today or two weeks of testimony that included accounts from eye witnesses, but also analysis from law enforcement and medical experts. The prosecution is expected to rest its case today. Once it does, the defense will begin calling its witnesses and is expected to further push its theory that George Floyd did not die as a result of Derek Sheldon's actions, but by drugs in his system and his own health issues. Marco Malard ABC News Republicans continue to reject President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says most of the money isn't going to roads and bridges.
Top Senate Republican slams corporate activism over Georgia law
"There's also big news concerning the fallout from georgia's new laws restricting voter access major league baseball announced. July's all star. Game will be played in denver following its removal from atlanta in protest of the georgia law. Today senate republican leader mitch. Mcconnell traditionally a big supporter of corporate free speech slammed companies like coca cola and delta for speaking out against the law republicans by and pla on planes and drink coca cola too. So what. I'm saying here is i think this is quite stupid to jump in the middle of a highly controversial issue particularly when it got facts. Wrong i'm not talking about political contributions. Most of them contribute to both sides. They have political action committees. That's fine it's legal to appropriate. I support that. I'm talking about taking a position on a highly incendiary and punish in a community or state. Because you don't like a particular law that. I just think it's stupid
Biden says infrastructure plan would raise corporate tax rate to offset spending
"The White House president Biden working to sell his Americans on his two trillion infrastructure plan, saying it will help rebuild everything from roads, water systems and the Internet to create jobs need to start seeing infrastructures through its effect. The lives of working people in America. What is the foundation today that they need to carve out their place? In the middle class. Make it, Biden says. Raising the corporate tax rate is part of helping pay for that plan in his home state of Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today says Republicans won't support it. It's a whopping tax increase on the most productive parts of our side society, both companies On
What's the Divide Between Republican Leadership and Republican Troops?
"Our chief Washington correspondent Kevin, I want to look at both parties right now. Two part question. What's the divide right now between Republican leadership? And Republican troops. I mean, it just seems an issue after issue. The Republican troops maybe are lined with Republican leadership. Is that true? I hear you on that point. But yesterday's remarks from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with regards to Georgia and particular in which he called on businesses and corporate CEOs to stay out of politics. That puts him right in line with Republicans in the base of his party. Look, I think just even beyond 2022, it's It's a fascinating time for the conservative movement because they're also isn't a leader of the party in the sense that you won't have one until there's a standard bearer for the presidential cycle, and there are a ton for lack of a better word of Republicans who are eyeing 2024 runs. But to your point I actually don't think there's a much division in right now. Because because They're unified in their political opposition against the occupant in the White House, whereas previously in the last cycle they had to walk a fine line are Democrats
After new law, McConnell warns CEOs: 'Stay out of politics'
"The Senate's top Republican is warning big business too but out of politics as he blasts criticism of George's new voting law corporate America's been under public pressure to distance itself from Georgia which seeks to restrict voting delta and coca Cola are among those who spoke out as the the Major League Baseball which he yanked its all star game from Atlanta is a big lie under way Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell says criticism from president Biden and others that the law is restrictive and racist is unfounded it's simply not true and says corporations should not pick sides in political fights my advice to the corporate CEOs of America's to stay out of politics Sager mag ani Washington
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio now offering COVID-19 vaccination to all adults
"Of the whole effort and what we're here to emphasize today. Is the only way to finally end those is with the vaccine. Jackie Senator Mitch McConnell, visiting the bluegrass state today, applauding the governor for lowering the age requirement to 16 to get the vaccination that means everywhere in the Tri state, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. All adults can now qualify to get a shop today. The
Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy
"President Biden's putting forth his infrastructure bill, which he hopes Congress will act on sooner rather than later, he's hoping to gain at least some Republican support for his plan. I think the Republicans voters We're gonna have a lot to say about whether we get a lot of stuff. But GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that the $2 trillion cost of the bill is too high to build that which we can afford. I'm not Either. What the economy with major tax increases or Run up the national debt even more. The president says he's aware of the final bill won't look exactly like what he's proposed, but he's hoping to get some Republican cooperation. The White House says the bill will create thousands of jobs across the
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Faces Test in Congress
"A $2 trillion infrastructure bill proposed by President Biden. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are unlikely to support President Biden's two and a quarter trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Republicans are opposed to a corporate tax rate hike to help pay for the proposal. A group of House Democrats also want to see tax changes, eliminating a cap on deductions for state and local taxes. Hopefully we can get his into the bill. I never Don't give up hope for something like that means so much to the American people. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also expressed urgency. Approving an overall package, she says will create jobs. Jared Howe
Writing of infrastructure bill to take place in May, Pelosi says
"No timetable yet I'm getting President Biden Infrastructure plan to a vote passing a comprehensive infrastructure investment packages. URGENT House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says and drafting legislation could start next month when we're ready. We have the best possible bill. That's when we'll go forward. President Biden's two and a quarter trillion dollar proposal so far likes any support from Republicans and a group of Democrats also want changes to a trump era tax provisions limiting deductions for state and local taxes. I'm a big supporter of their position, as you probably know, it was devastating to the state of California Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Is he will fight Democrats on the infrastructure plan every step of the way. Jared Halpern
Biden's 'Jobs Cabinet' to sell infrastructure as GOP resists
"President Biden has started the effort to sell its two point three trillion dollar infrastructure plan but Republicans are making their opposition clear we can get it done the president calls it a generational effort to transform the nation is deputising five cabinet secretaries to convince the American people and the Congress but Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell says it will not get Republican support in remarks aired by WFIE McConnell called it another bead to push the nation fully left a modify them every step of the way Republicans object to the plans corporate tax hikes by the spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the GOP claims to favor infrastructure improvements maybe they don't believe we should pay for it and the president's open to hearing their ideas Sager mag ani Washington
Biden, in Pennsylvania, Details $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
"President Biden is touting a $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell describes as a Trojan horse, McConnell says Biden's blueprint conceals ruinous tax hikes and more borrowed money. The president advocates hiking the corporate tax rate from 21% raise in fact. Up to 28%. No one should be able to complain about that. It's still lower than what that rate was between war two and 2017. Just doing that one thing which generated $1 trillion in additional revenue over 15 years. Mr Biden outline his proposal during a stop in Pittsburgh yesterday.
"Once-in-a-generation investment in America": Biden unveils infrastructure plan
"In a generation investment in America. President Biden outline is $2.3 Trillion plan to modernize the nation's infrastructure. During a speech in Pittsburgh, the president says 50 years from now, people will look back and say This is the moment when America won the future on the president's plan to pay forward with the corporate tax hike. Congresswoman from Illa J. A pal of Washington State, says she's not against it. We are for the idea that we should bring some fairness into the tax system. And so that's why we support revenue raisers that air about raising taxes on the wealthiest. Corporations and individuals, representative Joo Pal However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the bill is too pricey and will raise taxes on what he calls productive sectors of the economy. It's like a Trojan horse. It's called him Destructor, but inside the Trojan horse is going to be more borrowed money and massive tax increases. Senator McConnell says he doesn't want to engage in the habit of any time we want to do something, call it a national emergency and run up the national debt
Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to 'win the future'
"President Biden's announcing a huge plan to remake the nation's infrastructure which he says will create millions of jobs and help it compete with China is big yes it is bold yes it's a two point three trillion dollar proposal it's a once in A. generation investment in America on par with the space race and the new deal fifty years people really look back and say this was the moment that America won the future the president's plans would be paid for through boosting corporate taxes on doing Donald trump's signature legislative achievement which was giant corporate tax cuts that could solidify G. O. P. and the business community opposition Senate Republican chief Mitch McConnell dismisses the package as nothing more than a Trojan horse for tax hikes Sager mag ani Washington
President Biden Unveils His $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
"Joe Biden unveiling a $2 trillion proposal yesterday to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. It includes hundreds of billions of dollars for roads, bridges in utilities, plus funding for what Biden call's infrastructure for the future like high speed Internet and electric vehicles. It's big, Yes. It's bold, yes, and we can get it done to pay for the plan. The White House is proposing increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, drawing criticism from Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It's like a Trojan horse. It's called in destructor, but inside the Trojan horse is going to be more borrowed money. And massive tax increases
Biden's infrastructure plan met with skepticism from some lawmakers
"Support for his big infrastructure plan, speaking in Pittsburgh today by an argued most, if not all, Republicans think America's infrastructure should be improved. But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suggested he skeptical about Biden's plan. He argued the proposal could be a Trojan horse that's filled with big tax hikes. Spending that would boost the deficit. Almost two dozen
"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
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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..