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CNN, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lie About the Truth of Critical Race Theory
"The book Marxism. I call it American Marxism. Because it has been customized to the American system. Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. She's a very stupid person. She's accomplished literally nothing. But she's become famous or infamous. Because she has been promoted by the media. And why do the media promoted because they agree with that? And because most of the hosts and journalists are just as stupid as she is So she's on the constipated news boy yesterday. In this critical race theory. Why don't Republicans want to teach kids how not to be racist? See how they lie. It's the only way they can get by. They lie. They lie all the time. Cut one go. Why don't you want our schools to teach anti racism? Well, I do a scores to teach anti racism. But it would be nice if they didn't teach them how to be Racists and how to hate America and lie about American history. How about teaching the truth so they can attain knowledge? So they're not Nick Wits like You go ahead.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, part of the foursome of female members of Con. Tourists who have called themselves the squad. The others are ion a Presley of Massachusetts, Rashida Talib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The squad is definitely my people. Um, Alex A. L. C Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Um, you know, she was a mentor from afar. Even before I got to Congress the same thing with Guyana and Johan, the Machida just fall badass. Women of color just tanked up. Senior Democratic lawmakers also praised Bowman for how he's approached the job and The first six months. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, a fellow New Yorker is the chair of the House Democratic Caucus. It takes 218 votes to get anything done. Which means you have to go out and find 217 additional people to agree with your perspective. You know that requires relationships Intentionality. And strategic advocacy. And Jamal Bowman came in the congress recognizing that And it's really laid out a vision. And begun to execute. Bowman says he's willing to work with members across the political spectrum. But he is also not afraid to take on members of his own party when he disagrees. What pisses me off about my party, the Democratic Party as we keep playing this sort of moderate Game where.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on In The Thick
"It makes. You wonder am i. Is this just a story. And it's really important because it also cuts to a basic philosophy of philosophical shifts. That i think we need to have in this time right now because we are in a time that is challenging not just imperialism and colonialism but challenging capitalism which in many ways is also a colonial and imperialist economic structure that was alexandria ocasio cortez the congresswoman who represents. New york's fourteenth district. She spoke to me from her campaign office in the bronx This.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on In The Thick
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"ocasio cortez" Discussed on In The Thick
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on In The Thick
"New it familiar goes fast. How you doing so. We have something special for you today. It's actually pretty cool. We're gonna share an episode from another show i host that would be our sister podcast latino. Usa right right right so last month in my first ever in person interview since march of twenty twenty it started with a bang. I got to sit down with regard to alexandria. Ocasio cortez in the bronx and we had an extensive conversation. Yeah it was your third time speaking with her I'm going to say that the first time you did it with me. That's right just saying in the think she was a fan so yes it was a fun conversation. you know. we've talked about this over breakfast and dinner. Maybe one thicky la but the experience doing this interview over a year or after working remotely. What was it like. What did you take away from this interview. God i gotta say what the whole thing. Julio just felt so historic to be in a car going with you know who is recording me aside alley who was producing and just like the right up cross bronx expressway. Being stuck in traffic in the back of the car taking notes prepping getting up there being in her neighborhood and her campaign offices in front of a park people were filming an afro. Cuban uruba in spite fill like nice and then just sitting with her a lot of security precautions that are taken and then you kind of realize that security is really a thing for her in reality and you know there was a lot of hugging because we're both fully faxed but then you know what hit me. Hard was releasing the trauma on her face. And i feel like alexander knows me. Well enough she said you know. I grew up listening to you. And i feel like that she was able to show a bit of vulnerability and so her face carrying all of the trauma of january six twenty twenty one and the fact that people wanted to kill her. That's not easy you know. I feel for her and for her mom because she's a human being on the other hand you know. Her level of analysis is always right on spot on and talking about white supremacy. and then. okay. I'm going to do a reveal over. The next day was my daughter's birthday. And she sent her a birthday message and it was. Just kind of adorable. Oh listen it was such a great enemy. We also wanted to share it with all our listeners. So subscribed to latino usa podcasts if you haven't subscribed yet before we give away too much here. It is latino. Say interview in alexandria ocasio cortez. Let's listen and still getting used to seeing people in person without a mass especially inside. I don't know if you feel like. I always feel like i'm doing something wrong now. I wanna get caught but it's fine From food media it's usa. I'm medina hosa today. Alexandria ocasio cortez the congresswoman from new york opens up about the past year in a personal one on one interview. The last in person interview. I did for letting usa was in march of twenty twenty. We all know what happened next. A global shutdown because of a pandemic fast breaking developments in the kuroda virus emergency in the us and around the world followed by a massive economic downturn. Many working class. Americans don't have the option to work from home and the jobs they were counting on in a bar or restaurant or a retail store may not be coming back as soon as they hope. An uprising of national black lives matter protests. We have because we need to be heard voices needs to be heard. Faces leisurely hurts. The people need to hear us that we stay quiet. Nothing happened a presidential election unattended. Who and a new but.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on Latino USA
"We're back. i've been having a conversation with new york congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez and it's not lost on her that those of us still here those of us who are still healthy and alive that we've made it through a year with historic implications through it all. Aoc has been reflecting on the need to learn about our own identities and personal histories in her view. That's the first step in challenging the status quo and actually in creating a better future for all of us. It's not often that you get a chance. I guess to talk a little bit about the issue of who we are and and as i was thinking about you in this question i was thinking about my students now at barnard many of whom are still struggling with the essential question and my latinos. Am i let the enough. Where do i fit in Yeah and if we've been so targeted in the past do i wanna be latina. I think a huge part of life is us just figuring out who we are and just continuing to grow into who we are. And there is this question of know. Emma latina and latino enough like there's always regan answer. No you know in that. We should know where we come from and we grow up in a colonizing educational system. That does not tell us who we are. And it tells white people who they are right. You started this country. you are pioneers. You are explorers and if you study world history at least my experience in a public school system world history is primarily just european history with a couple of side adventures in south asia and latin america but the vast majority of world history quote unquote is european history. Right now. our our educational system largely teaches white people who they are and everyone else is a supporting character. And so if we really want to embrace who we are. It's kind of attacks in a way because it wasn't given to us. We have to give that to ourselves. I think those kind of this lousy fair like you're latino you're latino like that's enough and in some ways it is like you're born enough But also it's really important for us to know who we are because it will help us make a better world to do the work to do the work. I think it makes us better. Parents better neighbors to understand that. And i have this older neighbour. He's from puerto rico and he sits on this bench all the time every day. All walk pass and it's just a little back and forth. But maybe he liked drops. A little story. That i've actually learned a lot about puerto rican history and people's movements and the histories. That aren't told through him like resistance movements on the island. Those are stories that are not told that are to be told. And i think that that kind of work is important to us and for us. I think it's also part of this. Vague weird political treatment of latinos it kind of balloons up into that because if there isn't a concrete sense of identity and it's not to lump us all in his latinos mcconnell's body were all of this and we are also our collective identity but we have to know who we are and where we come from in order to see what stuff that's happening today. It's like pretty messed up. okay. I'm gonna tell you this weird thing that happened to me recently. It was very surprising. It involves you so. I was on you know yet. Another zoom in another city talking about the book or something you know and i've been quite frustrated because of the narrative around immigration and we can't this cannot continue to go on and somebody asked me a question something about the future and when will things change and i said well you know what things on the issue of latinos latina's immigration. It's going to change when alexandria. Ocasio cortez is elected. President goes down to the border and she stands on the wall and she says we are going to tear this down. Okay and it freaked me out that i had such a specific image. I'm a little bit like. Why did that happen. Also because i knew you know europol dishes. I have faith in politicians. But you know yeah yeah but i was very surprised and this is even hard for me to say because i was like the way i'm feeling now is that it is going to have to be a latina or latino. Who makes that happen. My visceral reaction to that is things will change when we change. Because you can have a person marched down and make an announcement but none of that will ever be sustainable until we understand why that's important and there's a lot of just reckoning we need to do with our country's history and you know there's this idea of american exceptionalism but people don't i don't think we've really internalized how much of that has been created through the subjugation of other people. There's this one mess that is all happened because we're smarter and performed better and ingenuity and all of those things an all all of that brilliance has a space in the story but there's also turning a blind eye. To union organizers in latin america being murdered to protect american companies to protect their bottom line or domino sugar and the colonization of hawaii this.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on Latino USA
"Cycle has just been moved on but it has deeply deeply affected lawmaking policy making it has impacted the actual legislative process the aftermath of it. And it's very quiet not spoken about a think after the six is took some time and it was really i on a presley. I explained her what had happened to me like the day of because i ran to her office and she was like you need to recognize trauma and at this is something that you went through. But we're all going through and and it's really important to pause after that because that's how you process it and i feel like i learned this the hard way after my father passed away when i was a teenager because i was like you know i born only daughter of latina's family you know how that dynamic is and you need to like do everything so that happened in a young age and i socked it away and i i had to live with got for years and so i learned my lesson then and now i feel like i've kind of taken i've had to take a beat if i take a couple of months now and just be really good. Then i don't have to live with this thing festering and lingering with me like a roommate in my apartment for years. So you're doing therapy. Yeah oh yeah i. I'm doing therapy. But also i've just slow down. The trump administration had a lot of us especially latino communities in a very reactive mode. And so i've been putting myself more proactive. Space and boarding mean a more proactive space. Like you know there. Is this thing where you have to scroll. Twitter all the time because the administration was announcing some horrifying change. That it was like. How do we protect people now. How do we protect people now. Putting literally felt like every day it was. It was like three cycles. It was just an assault and for a community. That's fifty percent immigrant that has really high concentration of essential workers where we have mixed status families. You know these federal policies that even democrats champion don't help us were excluded from them due to just political convenience and narratives and so you know moving to a place where while we have political differences with the biden administration at the very least. It's not this all out constant assault and now we can move to a place where we're making the argument on pushing on certain issues. You know this cresa. What's happening at the border is a manifestation of just our political environment and attitudes towards immigrants for decades center a century. I mean and then even longer 'cause there's a direct through line through imperialism and attitudes in power structures there to anti asian violence to what's happening at the border to anti black racism all of it and there's there's a through line there and our lack of acknowledgment of that and it goes into our foreign policy in all of it. You know people want to think that this stuff is disconnected. Because they want to believe in. This mythology of america are the united states that we were fed as children. I think twenty twenty was a combination of confronting a lot of mythologies about this country democracy representation. Okay but i want to. Just stay with us for a moment. Because i having been through trauma myself i can see that this is not a done deal january six This was an attempted coup. Yes in it's almost like we refuse to acknowledge it because we don't want to believe that it happened and people think that some sort of exaggeration. This was an all out attempted coup. Mike pence was taken out of the senate chamber. Something like sixty seconds before these terrorists insurrectionist got into the senate chamber. Sixty seconds and mike pence was the one person arguably that had one of the most important roles in making sure that procedurally the electoral college counts. went on his preceded. Sixty seconds could have meant. Potentially the difference between what we have right now in a martial state and we don't want to acknowledge that that's how close we saw but that is how close we got. We think of coups as something that happens in quote unquote banana republics or in the developing or quote unquote third world and. It happened here. When i talked about how dangerous it wasn't there. Was this intense attack back on the right. It was a protection of mythology. I think the question here is is alexandria. Ocasio cortez somebody who is credible or somebody. Who has a history of lying. She even accused the cop who came in to to assist of wanting to hurt. She said he looked hostile. And had looking at is really. It is just crazy stuff. People will believe this crap some or do and that's what a lot of i think the attacks on the right are about. There are certain mythologies that are really important to this idea of american exceptionalism. But there's also certain mythologies that are very important to maintaining white supremacy white supremacy in itself is a mythology and you have to protect it in order to protect that political power which has now become a very important base in the republican party. And that's why that response was so both ways to make. It seem that it wasn't as bad as it was and it was bad. They constructed gallos functional gallos with nooses and they put it in front of the capitol and they were looking for us and we were not protected. There are things that happened that day that if sixty seconds went differently if different door was opened. If a chair wasn't barricaded in a certain way we could have a completely different reality right now. Coming after you okay. We don't want to spend the whole we don't want to because 'cause we could. Yeah and and i think it's necessary. Yeah because i think that's the thing about this country that freaks out the most is the capacity just kinda Won't move on so you brought up the bite administration..
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on Latino USA
"This morning we are heading into the most heavily impacted neighborhood in the country in our backyard queens. She's also responded to the many other defining events of the past year amid black lives matter protests last summer. Aoc joined calls to de-fund police forces across the country. You have an entire city budget in half of that budget goes to policing we have a problem. Mass unemployment resulted in economic insecurity. For millions of americans ocasio cortez led the charge for strong stimulus packages for individuals and small businesses holding. Both the trump and biden administration's accountable. We passed unprecedented huge amounts of money to relief in. Who did it go to. Who did it go to then. Election happened and soon after there was the capital riot on january. Sixth in the weeks following that attempted coup alexandria ocasio. Cortez opened up about her experience on her own terms during an instagram. Live is folks who tell us to move on that. It's not a big deal that we should forget what's happened or even telling us to apologize. These are the same tactics of abusers the congresswoman and i both.
Man Linked to Capitol Riot Convicted of Threats to Lawmakers
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a man linked to the capital riot is convicted of making threats against lawmakers a man who admitted creating a series of menacing social media posts was convicted Wednesday on federal charges of threatening to kill members of Congress a jury in federal court in Brooklyn found thirty seven year old Brandon hunt guilty after a week long trial prosecutors alleged hunt called for the public execution of house speaker Nancy Pelosi representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and senator Charles Schumer hunt who admitted posting videos and other material supporting the January sixth Ryan at the U. S. capitol testified that he never thought his videos would be taken seriously and they were often created while he was impaired from smoking pot and drinking beer hi Mike Rossio
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo again refuses to resign
"Have been moving fast. In governor cuomo's ever expanding set of scandals of the past forty eight hours from the news that his office apparently reached out to a number of different former employees to see if they'd spoken to The first accuser which seems weird an intimidating and it turns out that a former aide says that it was in fact intimidating and she felt bewildered by it to yesterday during an emergency meeting and state assembly announcing is going to be Starting an impeachment inquiry involving both the allegations of sexual harassment and assault as well as the nursing death scandal to about forty percent of his entire parties members in the assembly in the senate signing on asking for him to immediately resign and then there was this morning when representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez tweeted that after two accounts of sexual assault four counts of harassment. The attorney general's investigation. Finding the governor's admitted nursing home data from the legislature in public saying we agree with the fifty five plus members of new york state legislature. That the governor must resign. There was a letter that she put out with congressman bowman then at least eleven of the democratic house representatives from new york called for him to resign and just including jerry nadler button adler by the way and then just as we were going live. Senators schumer and gillibrand both also said that. His time for the governor to resign. As of this afternoon he said that he would would not which is what they always say until they do but he seems like a fighter jank for. What do you think is he. Is he gonna stick around no matter how many people tell them if biden gets involved yeah. I'm really curious what you think. Francesca there's one part of this tournament so that's already interesting of they. There's nothing that i'm talking about. In regards to andrew cuomo he's establishment democrat extraordinary. and he. he's been wrong on so many issues. and he's attacked progressives and good meaning people in behind the scenes a thousand different ways and a he's a political apparatchik extraordinarily now he's claiming like oh i'm just a regular joe. Your name is cuomo governor governor. Don't pretend you're one of us okay. You're an ultimate insider. Any use insider system to attack all of your opponents. You've done it for decades and and as anna keeps pointing out rightfully so the guy caught four hundred million dollars for medicaid actually overall customer is slated to be two and a half billion dollars to talk about of doing it in the middle of the pandemic delayed for after the pandemic but some of the cuts had already that he had done was the reason why they didn't have enough hospital beds and that's why he then took. Two people from the hospital was put in in the nursing homes and then everybody died nursing homes and so for all those reasons he already was a terrible governor from a perspective of people who i was gonna say progresses but really anybody critique of him is correct is my point sexual harassment issue. The only thing i have here is that. And that's why i'm curious. Were both of you guys. Think about it part of me thinks okay yes. Let's go through. The process like seles. Allegation is groping. If that's if that's true that's he should be gone within the minute right. So that's not an that's not a question. The question is how are these. Six six is a lot on the other hand. If you remember al franken it had piled up to be a big number but every one of them was like a fake picture. We took her picture once and put his hand around my shoulder and they were like. Oh levitin mike though. That's not eleven right. That's let's have an investigation so there is a part of me that says is you know. Do we have a. We sure that these are all true. One hundred percent. We can act on it and i get the other point. Which is they all. Have to be one hundred percent true. There's six of them. It looks like we've got an obvious pattern here. So francesca what are you. Oh yeah no. There's when this first broke weeks ago. I was like i've never been more sure that there was a giant iceberg underneath this very very tiny little tip that we're seeing sticking out of the water. You knew the goal and just it's it's his. I don't know. I'm not trying to be anti talion as someone like. Don't don't go to the mafias a brand new things but like the guy in clearly in exactly all the reason that you said in the ways it. He's bullied around his political opponents for years in the ways that he is so trump being in that he's got an gotten everything from his father and then also in the cavalier ways because some of these incidents were while he was rising to stardom. Which i gotta say man. It's been real fun to watch him fall as someone who was never on board for the rise who was look. It's a doing the absolute bare minimum the absolute bare minimum thing. You should do believing in science locking locking things down even though. I don't even think he did that. Amazing of a job. Yes i said it like. It's been nice to watch like. Oh here's the real cuomo and and like it's funny to me that there are so many cuomo's around this country there are so many sort of middling mediocre like kind legacy politicians dynastic politicians. who escaped by they. They assault a couple people. They bully their opponents but they kind of then. Then they get applauded. They come out with a book and they're fine. But i feel like the meteoric rise that he had under covert and the way that he laid into it so much just set him. He set himself up. It's like you could have just the way that trump could have been absolutely fine. Just doing cameos on home alone. Five or whatever it was and then he had to go and run for president And now we're looking at his taxes. So look here's my thing about resignation. I feel like it's a little bit of an escape hatch. And i think for when it comes to actually having investigation actually and as painful it as it is like having the people came forward to testify or discuss it absolutely like not or at least have an investigation. I don't know what it would look like. it feels. There would be more accountability. And i think that so many creeps and so many predators getaway in the workplace because there's no accountability to begin with so i'm not even sure if immediate resignation is accountability. Do do you know what i'm saying. Yeah i actually francesca. I love that point in that gets the another problem in the political system. So cuomo keep saying. I you know i wanted attorney general to do. Finish the investigation as letitia james and if we all believed that our democracy was on the level and politicians warn politicians. I'd say definitely finished investigation. Because i wanted to if he did it and we get it then that gives us closure as opposed to well. He's resigning you to deny it forever. Because then they won't bother finishing the investigation et cetera. Right but the problem is i. Don't trust politicians so is cuomo part of the reason cuomo's doing because he wants to delay it and then he thinks if i can just delayed thousand other political maneuvers to avoid it and the and then he keeps saying he wants so much that i a wonder is fisher. James doesn't look like a political ally of cuomo based on her previous experience right but one if she is something we don't and then they a bs investigation. Those women took you know suffer a second injustice so you think yeah and i just think it's important to mention though that like the investigation of sexual assault or harassment claim. Is it so hard because it is always a. He said she said type of situation. Which is why we have. Things like the slogan survivors right And believe women which because you have predators who will always deny it. I do not foresee a future in which andrew cuomo admits. Anything that i can be sure of. We might hear more about the stories from the from the staffers and the and the people who were he victimized but i do not foresee him being. I guess i remember doing that. No it's not gonna happen so again. I just want set that up that it's not a fair you're never gonna get to the truth kind of thing.
Cuomo defiant as wave of lawmakers calls for him to resign
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo is defined as more Democrats call on him to resign following more allegations of sexual harassment Democrats in Congress including new York's Alexandria Ocasio Cortez say the governor should resign mayor bill de Blasio in New York repeated is unacceptable the governor must resign governor Cuomo says he's not resigning I did not do what has been alleged he says people who want him to resign are reckless and dangerous people know the difference between playing politics cowing to cancel culture and the truth comes you Cortez says she believes Cuomo's accusers the governor insisted he never touched anyone inappropriately I'm at Donahue
New York House Democrats call on Cuomo to resign
"As sexual misconduct allegations Mount, the governor of New York is defying calls from members of his own party to step down. I'm not going to resign. I was not elected by the politicians. I was elected by the people Democrat Andrew Cuomo in a tele briefing today, reacting to calls from two high profile lawmakers from estate U. S representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. They've joined a majority of state lawmakers in calling for Cuomo's resignation after six women, including former staffers alleged the governor had sexually harassed or assaulted them. Politicians. Who don't know what single fact. Yet form a conclusion and then opinion Are, in my opinion, reckless and dangerous. Cuomo denies the sexual misconduct
Andrew Cuomo remains defiant, won't resign despite call from House Democrats
"To resign his mounting today U. S representatives Jerry Nadler and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. Joined calls from a majority of New York state lawmakers who are urging Cuomo to step aside. State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahey is among those reacting to allegations by six the woman who claims Cuomo groped her at the governor's mansion. Cost me sleep last night. This latest one is is a new level, the sixth one raises to a new level. Cuomo has apologized for making any woman uncomfortable, but he denies he sexually harassed or assaulted anyone, and he has refused so far to resign. At last check on Wall Street. The Dow
Democrats left scrambling on a $15 minimum wage now that it appears left out of COVID-19 stimulus bill
"But republicans have been arguing that the democrats plan to push the relief package through the senate without republican. Support is little more than a way to force a liberal wishlist on extraneous policy aims and with almost two trillion dollars in the air. It's tough to argue that. This isn't a scattershot approach to big problems that aren't going to be cheap to fix. While the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates that nine hundred thousand americans would be lifted out of poverty and fourteen million workers would see their paychecks increase. If the minimum wage is increased at also approximates the house plan would cost the us economy. One point four million jobs at present the gop seems unable to derail the broader plan but democrats could inadvertently do it for them if they aren't careful i. It's possible that more conservative. Senate democrats could balk at the package including senator joe manchin. Who has said. He is worried about spending more taxpayer dollars without a specific target. Others like senator. Kirsten cinema have said they are uncomfortable about triggering. A rules change as pushed by. Oh cossio cortes. And neither she nor mentioned are championing a fifteen dollars per hour wage so even at a fifty vote threshold. Democrats may still lack support if they nuked the filibuster to try to push the package through with a minimum wage hike. Then there's the risk from the left if the likes of ocasio cortez and kana dig in. They could end up. Hobbling the relief package if not spiking it. When lawmakers in the past have deployed this bare majority trick. The house would pass the first draft of this legislation and send it to the senate the senate then should work with the house tinker with its linkage and send it back to the house and then the house in an ideal world should accept the changes negotiated by its leadership but as the parliamentarian ruled. You can use this process. Only on specific fiscal moves and a minimum wage isn't one of them. The process was designed to iron out kinks and nettlesome budgets. Not necessarily major social programs democrats. No they have public opinion on their side for the add on wage boost and the underlying two trillion dollar bill. It's going to be very tempting for progressives not to at least flirt with trying to get the two married again it's sexy for the lefties and doesn't alienate most moderates plus. It might actually do good for the poorest workers in the economy. Those disproportionately hit by the pandemic's fallout the margins. Though are razor. Thin democrats can afford just four defections in the house and to already voted against this bill in its first at bat if progressives are thwarted instead of taking a win on passing a relief bill without the minimum wage increase they may be tempted to eliminate the filibuster for good to try to pass both together. If the rules requiring sixty votes for almost everything keep anything from happening. Why not blow them up entirely. Well it's possible but views on that are about split as the senate itself which means democrats could go from chasing popular ideas like boosting the minimum wage and getting cash to americans to a partisan process brawl. That has at best coin. Toss backing so. This comes down to a central question inherent to so much in washington will the ideal be the downfall of the possible. Or will someone have a mean. Girls moment and have the outburst. So many think
Israel freezes plan to send vaccines to foreign allies
"The story coming out of israel this week. was That israeli journalists. Kelly cohen reported that israel's going to send one hundred thousand vaccines to nineteen nations around the world. Some of these nations announced that they were moving are had already moved embassies or missions to jerusalem honduras guatemala czech republic. There was no debate at all In the security cabinet no authorization by the justice. Minister of foreign minister and benny was the defense minister. And by the way interim justice minister said that thinks he's a running running kingdom and not a state by this decision obviously. Israel's already criticized for not making it a priority to vaccinate. The palestinians may talk a little bit more about that. But it isn't making us look better right this these one hundred thousand. Vaccinations being sent abroad. No i didn't think it is. Because i mean vaccine diplomacy which is a new thing now in our will. But he's a real thing you know with china india jostling with each other to distribute vaccines to win influence and goodwill in asia etc. You know united arab emirates is is giving vaccine to egypt. Obviously this is a thing to be doing. Russia trying to boost its profile. But the problem here is. It's very transparent. The israelis basically rewarding friends. You know that hungry set up. A trade mission in jerusalem or the republicans promised to do something similar and therefore because of that recognition Be wants to reward those countries Vaccine i mean it goes down well for the reason you know. Which is the story. A big story around the world is that israel is not accenting Its nearest neighbors and therefore misses something. I think about vaccine diplomacy well. Why don't we just talk about that. Because of course that has reached a new audience that notion of what israel's doing not doing vaccine right and it reached a new audience in you're referring to the snl clip that How shall you say this. Caused a bit of a ruckus this week. So let's listen in and talk a little bit more about reporting that the vaccinated half of their population. And i'm gonna guess it's the jewish half. I mean obviously you mentioned this. Jonathan about how if I think you said this one of the previous episodes if this was new zealand. We wouldn't be hearing at the end of the vaccination thing but because it's israel and it's politically charged. There's there's added complexity to the story. Yeah i mean you know you states say. The snl clip went viral jojo. Avars use that word to me. That was a big moment. Really because it's mainstream american comedy. If that is now it seems to me. There's a judgment there. Such a night live making the among its audience. There will be a perception as a more left wing. Frankly view of israel than i think would have been true a generation ago And you can make a joke like that sort of edgy but the the among kinda millennial snl audience who. Let's say you know. Revere alexandria ocasio cortez. The idea that israel is basically a little bit racist is a joke that lands without audience. That's what i think. Snl thinking there and just on the point about vaccine diplomacy. It seems to me that is the piece that's missing. Which is okay. You think you get a little bit of goodwill in hungary czech republic or whatever but actually what is noticed around the world and we can get into the arguments for and against is. The palestinians are not being vaccinated by israeli vaccine. And that's the big picture to the point where it took butter than snl joke.
Pressure mounts on Cuomo over COVID deaths at nursing homes
"York's governor andrew cuomo on the defensive friday as calls for his impeachment grow. It is politicians making up stuff to get their face on. tv governor. Andrew cuomo went on a tirade against his critics defended himself in a news conference today over accusations that his administration purposely withheld the number of nursing home deaths due to covid by as much as fifty percent. It's all this political toxicity. And then you get some people who have a personal agenda but even far left new york democrat alexandria ocasio cortez joined a chorus of lawmakers demanding answers in a statement friday. She says she stands. With our local officials calling for a full investigation of the colonial administration's handling of nursing homes during covid nineteen as lauren green reports a democrat state assemblyman says as many as thirty lawmakers on the governor's own party support an impeachment investigation in addition to all the
No, AOC Didn't Make Up Her Capitol Riots Experience
"So we go into her office. And i'm like a ten right. Like i m at a full ten fighter flight thought i was going to die like ten minutes ago then thought i was gonna die again because i have to tell you. We're outside in this hallway alone. I'm banging on this door. And i'm thinking and i'm fully expecting one of these insurrectionists to turn the corner with a gun and that it would be over again. Clueless alexandria ocasio cortez described terrifying experience at the capitol on january. The sixth in that instagram live video earlier this week and ever since conservative media has been trying to smear him as a lion claiming she exaggerated danger she was in because she was not at the capitol building which the riots is breached but in a nearby office building on the capitol complex and now her republican colleague. Nancy mace of south carolina has joined the bad faith attacks on air sees credibility tweeting yesterday quote unto doors down from asean. No insurrectionist stormed out hallway along with a fox news article about aoc facing backlash for a of the event. Nancy mace paul. Don't even further in an interview on fox news that afternoon. Not at one moment during the events of january six at any writer or any insurrectionist come down. The hallways were offices are located. I initially took to task the press for making these claims taking these claims of pocket politic levels and and all i did was state the facts i live in in reality i deal with facts and not fiction and i said that there were no writers in the hallways of cannon. I'm doors down from you. And she lost it today. She doesn't deal in reality. She hasn't been doing that today. I think it's really important that we take members to task when they're not being honest with the american people hold on i of. Afc of acclaimed insurrection in our hallways but more importantly in terms of the threat. Nancy mace with that day too. So what did she say about it. The time well in the midst of the riots on january the six cheat tweeted about evacuating her office and canon between nearby threats. He nearby threat. The next morning she described the danger she felt. She was in one point when we were evacuated because of the bomb threat. The pipe bomb threat. I was stuck in a narrow tunnel with other people. Staff and members of congress was a very dangerous situation lives were put at risk and my message to americans day. It was a very sad day in our nation's history. It was a very dangerous situation. Mace gave more details to a south carolina newspaper that day saying she barricaded herself inside her office. During the attack fearing that trump supporters. She'd seen staying at a hotel might target after. She voted to certify. The electoral votes may said she decided to sleep in an office. That in fact she was so fearful in the wake of the attack that she told a local news station she intended to carry a gun on capitol hill saying quote. I will not be put in that situation again. So to be clear nancy. Mace wants to carry a gun and barricaded herself in her office. But aoc is lying about an exaggerating the threat. These people are shameful. we will know. The attackers was spread out across the complex. We've seen the images and the feds are seeing data like this. Those dots are the cell phone locations of insurrectionists inside the capitol building january the six. It's part of a remarkable set of data being used to identify individuals in the mob with the help of big brother but also raising questions. Therefore about al surveillance.
Lawmakers call for regulation after Robinhood halts trading
"The trading apple robin hood restricted trading on game stop. Amc nokia blackberry and a few other ninety s favorite brands that have been targeted for boosting by the reddit forum. Wall street bets. It is allowing users to buy limited quantities again today other brokers ltd traits as well but at least one retail investor sued robin hood claiming the company manipulated the market to protect the hedge funds. Who have lost a lot of money. Placing short bets on game. Stop over the past several months. Those funds of course are able to keep trading where and whenever they like of democratic lawmakers are also calling for regulation including congressman roque connor who present silicon valley the biggest challenge in my view as you listed with technology and more to do with the financial regulations. I mean the fact that we have hedge funds that can go short stock and then go on. Television and tell people to sell is appalling. We need regulations on that and a financial transaction tax now. What technology did is it gave ordinary people the ability to stand up because we don't have the regulations they said. Well we're going to do something to beat the hedge funds and it did give individuals the opportunity to do that but we really need is a regulatory framework provin has restricted trading on certain stocks for certain traders and that does seem to upset the narrative that this app has come along and decentralized and democratized trading for all exactly i mean that was the hope but then went when you first see the retail traders winning which is such a rarity the next day they come out and they say that they're going to stop trading for ordering individuals but hedge funds can still trade off hours that's inexcusable and that's why i've called a along with representative ocasio cortez and several others for a hearing in the financial services committee to investigate. Why robin hood made that decision. Whether they had any institutional investors influence that decision so there should be rules about what can trigger site like robin hood. Inapt like robin hood to stop trading. It shouldn't just be up their discretion and it should apply equally to everyone. There's no question. Though that absent regulation we have seen pretty profound changes in the financial industry because of intech and because of an app like robin hood coming along and forcing everybody else to make trading free and easy this is disruption right. This is the kind of disruption that your district has produced over and over. Yes and i think to the extent that there's disruption that is healthy is to be applauded. I'm glad that ordinary people actually got to stand up to hedge. Fund shorting but technology is not sufficient without proper regulations tended. Big miss here is what hedge funds are doing on a daily basis that gives them comparative advantage and these apps apparently are not being fair. I mean they're not giving equal access and that's the role for regulation. You have written that. We need to have a system that incentivizes crowdsourcing for making things and building things as opposed to driving up stocks. That aren't actually worth hundreds of dollars. What are your plans to do that. One of the things. I've been looking at is that the treasury department has a institution called federal financing bank. They ought to be lending and having debt in building. Factories across this country have electric vehicle. Factories have a new auto factories have solar plants. Were you lend hundreds of millions of dollars in conjunction with the private sector to re industrialize. America that would be productive investment. And we've seen that. When the government partners with the private sector in that kind of investment it actually initiates incentivize private investment and crowdsourcing. I think we've had an over financial ization of our economy and we need to think about how we're going to have productive capacity of leads to good jobs. I will say though a lot of the people who are on this wall street beth's forum who are participating in this movement i guess are saying this is crowdsourcing. That actually gets us paid in a way that we can't in our economy because wages are stagnant. Or we've lost our jobs or they're just you know that certainly not everybody but is there value in crowdsourcing that makes up for gaps in the american economy. There's definitely value that These folks have made money and my concern is that that shouldn't be the alternative to structural economic reform higher minimum wage. Actually good paying jobs. I mean it would be sad to me if this is the only way. They're working class middle class. Americans can make money. So i support on the side of the ready traders in this dispute but i think that we need regulations for their fairness. We need to make sure that they're not being taken advantage of in the future. A lot of people you know the more people trade. The economic studies show that they actually lose money if you trade a lot and so we need to have regulations on that and we have to have structural reform in the economy so people have options for getting good jobs and don't feel this is the only way they can make ends meet congressman. Ro khanna represents california's seventeenth district robinhood denied that any hedge funds pressured it to limit
Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims
"Lead story. Today comes from the new york times and they say quote. The justice department's top leaders listened in stunned silence this month. One of their peers. They were told had devised a plan. Along with trump to oust. Jeffrey rosen as acting attorney. General and we'll the department's power to force georgia state. Lawmakers to overturn the presidential election results. This unassuming lawyer. Who worked on the plans names. Jeffrey clarke had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results to bolster trump's continuing legal battles and the pressure on georgia politicians. Because mr jeffrey rosen had refused the president's entreaties to carry out those plans mr trump was about to decide whether to fire. Mr rosen and replace him with mr kark danial remember. We were talking about like. who's this. Jeffrey rosen person. And i was like well his career official. I don't think he's going to go along with the bullshit. Turns out we were right. He did not go along with the bullshit. The department officials convened on a conference. Call then ask each other. what would you do. If mr rosen was dismissed and the answer was unanimous. they would all resign in protest They're informed packed. Ultimately persuaded trump. To keep rosen in place calculating that a furor over mass resignations at the top of the justice department would eclipse any attention on his baseless accusations. Voter fraud so he didn't he didn't do it for the right reasons. He said If you everyone resigned and mass it would take. He wouldn't say and mass if everyone was designed all at once. Take away attention from my lies. And so he didn't and trump's decision came only after rosen and clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre white house meeting to officials compared with an episode of the apprentice albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis. This should be looked at and light of the impeachment article that will be sent to the senate as majority leader. Chuck schumer has agreed to delay the impeachment trial until february eighth. Some people think that this shows weakness. I do not. I think this was a calculated political shrewd. Move by chuck schumer. I think it allows more evidence to come out about the insurrection which will make it more difficult for republicans to acquit. And i wanna be clear here not because they have morals but because voters do and voters will be holding them responsible It's going to be more morally difficult for them to acquit. And a lot of people say well. We had the momentum. Right after the insurrection to get this vote to acquit and then additional vote to prevent it from running for office again. But that's not the case they wouldn't have had seventeen republicans and they still don't today but as we start to learn more we may be able to push more republicans over the edge and again not because they have morals but because the people who vote them into office do and some of that evidence came to light this weekend including the arrest of a man who had plans to assassinate alexandria. Ocasio cortez self-styled militia members from virginia ohio and states also made plans to storm the capital days in advance and then communicated in real time as they breached the building on both sides and talked about hunting for lawmakers and that's according to court documents filed tuesday while authorities have charged more than one hundred individuals in the riott details in the new allegations against three. Us military veterans offer a very disturbing look at what they allegedly said to one another before during and after the attack statements that indicate a degree of preparation determination to rush deep into the halls and tons of congress to make citizens arrests of elected officials and they even mentioned sealed sealing off the tunnels and and putting gas in them. Us authorities charged the apparent leader of the oath keepers That's an extremist group. Thomas caldwell sixty six of virginia. They're all from virginia in the attack. Alleging that the navy veteran helped organize a ring of dozens who coordinated their movements as they quote stormed the castle to disrupt the confirmation of biden's electoral college victory. Despite this current department of justice officials and federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should declined to charge some of the individuals who stormed the capital so politically loaded proposition. But one alert to the practical concern that hundreds of such cases cases could swamp the local courthouse. You know tough shit. Internal discussions are in the early stages. No decisions have been reached whether to forego charging some of these folks and that's according to multiple people familiar with the discussions and we also learned that trump's campaign paid more than two point seven million dollars over two years to individuals and firms that organized the january sixth rally that led to the riot And that's according to the center for responsive politics and these payments which span trump's reelection campaign. Show an ongoing financial relationship between rally organizers and trump's political operation they were all made through november twenty third the most recent date covered by the federal election commission filings. Which is before the rally was publicly announced. I'm sure we'll see more in the next. Fcc filing so. That's where we are.
Man who stormed U.S. Capitol charged with threatening to assassinate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
"34 year old it. Richardson, Texas man is accused of taking part in the capital riots and threatening New York Congresswoman Alexandria, A Casio Cortez, a Texas man accused of participating in the deadly U. S Capitol riots. Is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Garrett Miller was arrested in texting Texas Wednesday and made his first court appearance Friday. He's facing several charges, including trespassing offenses and making death threats. Miller is also accused of threatening U. S. Capitol Police Officer Miller has a detention hearing coming up
Feds: Texas man charged in Washington, DC riots threatened to kill AOC
"Police departments across the country are investigating their own in the aftermath of the capital riot. The associated press says more than thirty officers or under scrutiny or face criminal charges most have not been publicly identified meantime. The list of suspected capital stormers keeps growing attack. This man accused of participating in the deadly. Us capitol riots is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against congresswoman alexandria. Ocasio cortez fox's jackie ibanez.
Capitol rioter charged after tweeting death threat to AOC
"Hill. Rioters keeps growing a Texas man accused of participating in the deadly U. S Capitol riot is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against Congresswoman Alexandria. Ocasio Cortez Fox's Jackie Bond. Yes, the FBI says. Like many of those arrested, Garret Miller heavily documented his involvement online. Health officials say that new
Texas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez
"Arrest after violent threats fox news. I'm mary core city. Texas man is arrested accused of taking part in the capital riots and threatening new york representative alexandria ocasio cortez attack this man accused of participating in the deadly. Us capitol. riots is now facing charges for allegedly posting online death threats against congresswoman alexandria. Ocasio cortez garrett miller was arrested in texting texas wednesday and made his first court appearance friday. He's facing several charges including trespassing fences and making death. Threats miller is also accused of threatening. Us capitol police
Lawmakers voice anger after National Guard reportedly kicked out of Capitol, sent to parking garage
"From both parties and raged that National Guard members were sent out of the Capitol. During rest breaks overnight. The GOP governors of Texas, Florida and New Hampshire are recalling their troops Advance station in D C. Arizona Democratic Senator Kristen Cinema and New York House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also both expressed their dismay at those reports.
Ted Cruz under fire for saying Biden prioritizing 'citizens of Paris' by rejoining climate deal
"President joe biden. It's weird to say it after four years of president. Donald trump but president joe biden will be rejoining the non-binding paris climate accord something that donald trump of course pulled the united states. Out of back in two thousand seventeen. Now before i get into the details of how ted cruz is whining and crying about it. Let me just warn you guys and remind you in case you might have forgotten that it is a non binding international agreement with more than two hundred different countries Signing onto it agreeing that they are gonna try hard to lure carbon emissions in order to Help at least mitigate the impact of climate change now. Ted cruz doesn't like this and is either pretending to be stupid or is incredibly stupid by saying by rejoining the paris climate agreement president biden indicates. He's more interested in the views of the citizens of paris. That in the jobs of citizens of pittsburg this agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of americans. So i'm gonna let you take it away for minute was because i'm curious what you think about this argument by senator cruz. I mean he's stupid but the only thing interesting about how stupid it is because it's coming from ted cruz. The guy before. He decided he wanted to be. President of this country was considered to be the sort of intellectual arm of the republican party. Right like you supposed to be part of that like You know ivy league sort of in dub out q. You in a debate. Ted cruz was always the guy that certain types of conservatives would be like. Oh they don't want to get in the ring with ted cruz. He'll eat him alive because of his alleged alleged superior intellect and ever since he decided to run for president he's thrown all of that out the window and decided to eat the monkey brains man like this guy has completely lost his mind right publicly. Anyway in his shamelessness and willingness to do or say anything that he thinks will curry favour amongst republican base. So it's like you just can't take anything he says seriously anymore. And it's a shame because this is one of the one hundred guys. We have in the united states senate. It's it's sad. It's incredibly sad absolutely and so obviously the paris. Climate accord isn't about france. It isn't about paris. It's about climate change and it involves an international negotiation that took place in paris. Which is why. It's called the paris climate accord. This is something that representative alexandria ocasio. Cortez pointed out in response to ted cruz. Insanely stupid tweet. She writes nice. Tweet senator cruz. Quick question do you also believe the geneva convention was about the views of the citizens of geneva asking for everyone who believes us. Senator should be competent and not undermine our elections to incite insurrection against the united states. So what she's implying. That last part is that ted cruz had absolutely no problem. Disenfranchising voters from places around the country including pittsburgh So in addition to voting against the certification of pennsylvania's account. He also tried to get the supreme court to toss out the state's vote. It's also worth mentioning by the way that hits bergh Credibly supportive of the paris. Climate
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Good morning, Michael Bark. Good morning. Nathan. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that he has directed his legal team to review whether grounds exist who end deals with the Trump organization. It comes after last week's insurrection at the Capitol. The Blasio says the president incited a rebellion and people died. That's unforgivable. Our legal team is right now assessing the options and as quickly as we come to a resolution will have something to say. But, yes, there are several contracts with the city of New York and they're all under review. Right now. The Trump organization has more than $17 million in contracts with the city. Many of these are four iconic tourist attractions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for those who participated in last week's capital Ryan to be placed on the U. S no fly list, Schumer says the outlaws should be treated like terrorists. These insurrectionists Many of whom are known to be at large, should not be able to hop on a flight. Meanwhile, the son of a New York judge was charged in last week's riot at the Capitol. Erin Makowski is accused of stealing a U. S. Capitol police riot shield and armored vest as he joined the mob that stormed the building representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez talked about her capital riot experience in an Instagram live video last night. New York representative says she was scared for her life and worried about other members of Congress. Knowing her location within the capital of that day. I do not know If I can even disclose the full details of that event due to security concerns, But I can tell you that I had a very close Encounter where I thought I was going to die. Governor Andrew Cuomo says he expanded the vaccine Great Syria to include anyone 65 or older, Cuomo says, though, is supply from the federal government remains capped for now at 300,000. Governor, Cuomo said. The feds want to make sure that states have enough vaccine stored for second dose is the theory is if they gave me your 1st and 2nd does. May have given your first though you your first dose and then given your second does to somebody else. The U. S will require proof of a negative covert 19 tests before allowing visitors to fly into the country from other nations. Will take effect on January 26th Global News 24 hours a day on the air and on Bloomberg. Quick take powered by more than 2700, journalists and analysts more than 120 countries. I'm Michel Bar and this is Bloomberg. Nathan. Okay, Michael. Thanks Just about 6 36 on Wall ST John Stash hours here. The Bloomberg Sports update junk. All right, Nathan. The Nets hosting Denver trailed by 16 at the half came back and won 1 22 1 16 thanks to Kevin Durant 34 points. 13 assists, nine rebounds. Caris, Levert and 20. The Nets will face the Knicks tonight. The mix of lost three in a row since a three game winning streak and Kyrie Irving not expected to play tonight for Brooklyn. That'll make it five straight games, and Irving has missed all for the mysterious personal reasons. The Nets admit they're aware of a video of Irving at a recent family birthday party, not wearing a mask. NBA dealing with Cova. New protocols include all players now. Sitting on the bench have to wear a mask. Players can't leave the hotel on the road can't have visitors. Celtics have had three games and four nights postpone Utah Washington Game Tonight is off. Teams need to be able to dress eight players Miami in Philadelphia, both just barely made it to eight. They played in Philly. The Sixers won in overtime. Joel Embiid scored 45 points the Lakers and nine and 360 on the road they wanted Houston. The Rockets have lost four of five. James Harden, not scoring it anywhere near the Pacey usually doesn't last night harder than went public with his trade demands that the team just isn't any good..
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Alexandria, Ocasio Cortez. Is directly responsible for one of the most destructive actions in New York City history. The congresswoman from the Bronx is an ardent socialist who runs around spouting sympathy and support for the poor and working class. Because of her far left posture. She has become a media darling, Wait a minute. Can I use that word? If not, she's promoted constantly by the leftist press as a force for good. But it is just the opposite, at least where the folks are concerned. You may have heard New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, almost begging affluent New Yorkers to return to the city. Homo is a smart guy who knows a Gotham in the entire state is on the verge of financial collapse because of Cove ID and the vicious, violent crime wave that Cuomo himself. Enabled by signing the insane Nobel law. The governor did that to pander to the radical left, which has become a hobby of hits. Which New Yorkers in many businesses are fleeing the city, taking their considerable tax dollars with them, many will not return. Because who wants to live in the now dangerous place that has marginalized what was once the most effective police force in the nation. The Socialist mayor de Blasio is destroyed the infrastructure of the world's premier financial center. It has been horrifying to watch. Back to Miss Ocasio Cortez. Throughout the pandemic, the Amazon company has prospered as Americans or ordering products from home. Amazon is expanding and hiring. While many Americans were out of a job, Amazon workers are getting paid and have security. You may remember. Back in 2018. Amazon wanted to build a plant in a working class section of Queens. It was estimated that 40,000 jobs would eventually be associated with that plan. Not to mention the huge financial benefits to the surrounding neighborhoods and small business. But a Casio Cortez in all her righteous indignation. Raised health. So in New York City was giving Amazon too many tax breaks, which was absurd. Even de Blasio. So the economic benefit of the corporation coming to town? Part of being attacked by the far left Amazon kill the deal. Knowing thousands of other municipalities would be thrilled to have the plant. Congresswoman Ocasio, Cortez and rhapsodize quote. Today was the day a group of dedicated everyday New Yorkers and their neighbors defeated Amazons corporate greed. It's worker exploitation and the power of the richest man in the world. Unquote. Of course, that would be CEO Jeff Bezos. At Amazon come to New York City. Analysts estimate more than $40 billion would be in the city's pocket right now. Instead, the blase young Cuomo both know bankruptcy looms. Ocasio Cortez is either not smart enough to understand that or doesn't care. I'm Bill O'Reilly and I approve that message by actually writing it. For more news analysis, please visit Bill O'Reilly dot com Perhaps the hottest news website in the world. And while you're there, please join our stand up for your country campaign. It's a great situation. In a moment, something you might Not know Did you know Thousands of animals are abandoned in the wilderness and need our help? I have partnered up with Bill to rescue the largest. No kill care for life Animal sanctuary in the world. I recently donated $10,000 to them. Unlike most others, don't to rescue does not spayed pregnant dogs or cats. Delta Rescue allows all moms to have their letters and they care for the entire family for life. Founded by actor Leo Grillo. Delta Animal Sanctuary is one of a.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Daily
"I'm wondering if you think you're still being manipulated. This is a question that I have been just obsessing over the last several years I do. I tell when I'm being manipulated and everything goes back to the global cabals so many what's real and whatnot tests to be truthful as I was like stressing out about all this stuff. I had this realization that like oh I work at the New York Times. I am surrounded by very smart. Well resource reporters who could probably like helped me find an answer to what the Hell's going on and one of the first calls that I made would you Kevin Roose because you are the most online person that I know and I I remember you saying like we got a report on this. We gotta go investigate and I was actually like I was one tiny step ahead of you because I had just talked to this guy who I thought could really help me understand what the Internet is. Actually capable of. Doing person do this. I remember you saying essentially like I'm about to step into a rabbit hole. Do you WANNA come with me. Little test here. Oh sure testing one two three. They're aiming in just a minute one exploration the likes of which you've only seen on futuristic television shows. We're going to take a ride on the Internet today. Our destination is the worldwide web. Now that I've gotten along the I'd rather be compare just about anything. Internet sites will soon become a live with virtual characters interactivity telling agents enabling you to do things you never have done before you find yourself wondering how you ever got along without access to the information.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Daily
"I think that I mean I. I don't know about. I always get like so a i. Think conversations about compromise and pragmatism to be very strange because People of Color. I think sometimes they have often been the most pragmatic people in this country because we have to make decisions based on survival and working class people you know. It's was this the the matchup that I wanted in the November ballot that I wanted no but I know that there's a difference between our communities at least having a fighting chance and having chance you know I think communities often have to make decisions of harm reduction and not like benefit optimization so joe by Joe Biden Donald. Trump is a harm reduction contest for you. It's not the ideal contest. Depending on on what happens in terms of the policies that get adopted. And that's why I'm pushing right now because you don't want to have a harm reduction election. That's not good for Democrats but the difference between a harm reduction election and not in an election policy in a plan for people's futures and that has yet to be determined. I wonder if you think this pandemic might have an impact on the politics of this country heading into November. I mean the repercussions of it have been enormous and I wonder if in the time between now and then which is a meaningful number of months the fragility of our social fabric will become even more clear to people and Americans might embrace some of the policies that you're fighting for and that a moderate candidate like Joe Biden who's talking about returning to normal might normally be wary of the things that sanders was all about. Oh yeah well we're already. We're already seeing that. As national support for Medicare for all has increased since this pandemic has started governments at its best is an instrument of the public and the public's means of taking care of itself and this pandemic has just exposed us at the fragility of our system. I think I already know I already hear people telling me can't believe I didn't see this before. I cannot believe I didn't see this before and I'm just thankful that people are seeing it now within do you think this moment represents an opportunity for the progressive moment. I know it's weird to think of. Yeah a tragedy as an opportunity but and capture that moment without a figure like sanders at the top. Well I think I'm speaking as an organizer. Not as congressman the thing about the progressive movement is that electoral politics is just one part of it. It's not hall of it. Certainly. The Progressive Movement survived after twenty sixteen and bringing was not running for a few years and if anything that movement strengthened it elected several members to Congress and so I think that it improves. It improves on a lot of electoral. Politics has to do for better for worse but the candidate. We're not just voting based on these amorphous. Figures of that do not have identities where we're voting on people and personalities as well are you saying that sanders was in the end a flawed candidate. I think I think ultimately it's just about acknowledging the reality. The reality was that we didn't win so I guess flawed in the sense that he did not get nomination but you know I think in the function of every candidate. Every human being is flawed. We are all flight. There's no such thing as a flawless candidate. Joe Biden is flawed. I'm flon Bernie. Sanders is flawed. Is What makes novels grades. There will be no Greece so you know i. of course everyone else..
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Daily
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Daily
"Today her mentor and Political Inspiration has dropped out of the presidential race and her congressional district has been described as the epicenter of the epicenter of the Corona virus a conversation with congresswoman Alexandria or Cossio Cortez of New York plus a preview of a new audio series. From The Times it's Friday April Seventeenth ooh congresswoman. Hello Michael. Hey It's Michael Barbaro how are you? I'm well how are you? Thank you so much for for making time for and for joining this hang out in an interview Are you at home? And I'm at home right now. Well for those who congresswoman no you primarily as a national figure and perhaps less less so by the district represented in New York. I wonder if you can start by describing this moment in your district who your constituents are and how this pandemic is impacting them. Appreciate that question because who? My constituents are largely informs my politics and what we advocate for in terms of national agenda. My community is overwhelmingly working class. It is about half immigrants. It is about seventy five percent people of color were one of the most diverse communities in the world not just in the United States in Jackson Heights alone over. Two hundred languages are spoken. And how is the pandemic impacting? Those constituents in your district out of the top ten. Zip Codes in the United States that are impacted by covert casualties. The top five are in my district. The top yeah the top three being all in our district well in New York City about sixty five percents of all frontline workers are people of Color so the folks who are stocking our grocery stores the folks who are acting as our home health aides that are visiting our elderly parents and the disabled the folks who are working in our hospitals they are the people who are disproportionately impacted. Are you saying that the reason they are getting so sick your constituents because they're disproportionately being asked to go into work in the midst of us? Oh absolutely because this pandemic is not happening in a vacuum it's happening in a social and economic context. And you know there are people that are saying okay. We're going to transition to working from home. But working from home is an enormous privilege and to be able to do your job remotely it cleaves along class lines and the people who need to make the sacrifice. Those are frontline workers. Those frontline workers are often underpaid. They have hourly John's they don't have health insurance or if they do they are underinsured. It's not just about who gets it but it's about who suffers from it the most and what they're telling me is that you know they`re. They're very proud of the work that they do the very proud of the role that they play because they are essential workers but what they don't feel is supported and a lot of the feel like they're just being sent in for slaughter because they are asked to do work without the proper protections. They're saying you're sending us into war without weapons. I was in line at the drugstore a couple days ago and there was this woman behind me and she had A. I believe a kidney condition and she needed to take her medicine golden bathroom and she was out in public in all the stores were closed in the line to the drugstore was so long they would not let her in because there were so many other people that needed medical attention. And we're trying to say. Hey I I have XYZ and you to get my medicine now. Needed confirmed wine. And so this is kind of what we're experiencing while all this is going on we have ice raids that are happening where there's are knocking on people's doors while other people are knocking on the door it's delivered from food pantries so which knocked you answer right right. Ice Doesn't always present themselves as clearly marked as they should and so sometimes these officers are plain clothes. And you know when you have a stranger knocking on your door. I've I've been doing the deliveries myself as well and knock on people's doors and people were extremely scared about who I was and everyone's wearing a face mask so it's it's hard to tell at first you know it's it's extraordinary amount of uncertainty and by the way these are the people who are delivering food. These are the people who are delivering your food to Your Door. Who Don't have healthcare don't have access to testing and are extremely vulnerable so given everything you just described. I WanNa talk about your response to the government's really large stimulus bill. A bill designed to provide relief to struggling workers in particular in this moment. Therefore a Bill. I imagine would benefit a fair number of your constituents perhaps more than in most districts you stood up on the floor of the House and you call that bill shameful and my understanding is that you withheld your support for it so help me understand that. Yeah because You know it wasn't designed to help working people. This bill was not designed to help everyday families. It was designed to engineer one of the largest corporate bailouts and give aways in modern American history and they used the desperation of working families in order to get that done. And so you know when it comes to my district. My district is half imigrants..
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Lead as much as anyone else by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who now believes maybe they don't maybe we have the post office takeover banking the White Wednesday is Hey we have a not for profit public option for basic banking services and we should be piloting this project through the US postal service any other number of ways yeah I mean most people when they think of efficiency thank yeah I will the the post office sure Toots would be great last week the news emerged that Alexander Ocasio Cortez will not be paying her Democrat dues it's tradition that are members of Congress have to kick in a considerable sum of money to the party which Nancy Pelosi then uses to dole out in close election races and now Alexandra Ocasio course Cortez said mom I'm not I'm not doing that but her reasoning was quite interesting she said why should I be forced contribute to contribute to a group with whom I share employment with the message of what they're doing the candidates they support is not aligned with what I want them to do well that's interesting because you do support forcing individuals to pay into the union coffers when the unions support candidates that an employee might not want to back but then again it goes back to the original rule do as I say not as I do joy Reid this how bad the Democrats have it folks joy Reid making the statement that because of Donald Trump **** are walking around America these people are crazy the end of the of the of because I think what we're what we're kind of all getting to is Donald from we were talking about this in the in the make up room a little bit as well he produces a kind of anxiety in people that is so profound it's part of the reason people are obsessively watching this show and and Rachel Maddow is like major matter was sort of their psychologist at this point because people are afraid of not just what he can do what he's doing to people what is bringing out in people the kind of people he's surfacing in the United States you whiting happening in **** walking around for it it is a scary time and you look at the polling on what Donald Trump is just done and rather than make people feel more confident it's made people more anxious so here's the anxiety level in twenty eighteen verses twenty nineteen people are more anxious do people feel safer after the strike on Iran they feel less safe the anxiety everything he does makes people feel worse do you think that that we downs in particular to any particular candidate running the notion just practically that energy is contagious yeah and it's disproportionately contagious when you have more influence so the elevated nervous system of trump the anxiety of trial gets communicated both to his supporters and to his antagonise so we all feeling for let's.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"House she would not have a Senate part you're on the green new deal which is absolutely mandatory for any realistic legislative enterprise but like an old pro at legislating the freshman congressman found owner in Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts who has pushed the green new deal onto the democratic agenda in the United States Senate there's no reason to expect leadership like that from a freshman member of the house because we have never seen leadership like that from a freshman member of the House Alexandria 'cause you Cortez is one of the freshman members of the house who have changed changed what is possible in committee hearings by the sharpness and inescapable logic of their questions in the five minutes that they are allowed to ask them cars because he will protest did that yesterday in what became five of the worst minutes of Mark Zuckerberg's very rich life as the CEO of facebook who has gotten through most of the years of his life without ever having to answer difficult questions we'll show you some of that video of what Mark Zuckerberg into yesterday when Alexandra Cortez got her five minutes but we begin tonight with impeachment and as luck of history would have it Alexander Kazu Cortez is one of the members of Congress who is participating in the impeachment investigation as a member of the House Oversight Committee contrary to Republican Congressman Matt Gates is is as he was leading his congressional drunk driving collision with the investigating committees yesterday there are in fact dozens of Republican members of the house who are also allowed to participate in and ask questions in the investigation including in the closed door deposition because a are members of the investigating committees Republican Senator Lindsey Graham is introducing a resolution in the Senate to object to the procedures being used by the House represents as we will consider Lindsey Graham's objections later in this hour one we will be joined by former federal prosecutor Joyce fans and former under secretary of State Wendy Sherman most Republican senator these are supporting Lindsey Graham's resolution objecting to the house procedures but in what could be an ominous sign for Donald trump as of tonight eight eight Republican Senators have chosen not to support Lindsey Graham's resolution including Senator Mitt Romney's under Susan Collins under Lisa Murkowski if just half of those eight senators were to join with Democrats in the Senate and vote against Donald Trump in his impeachment trial then a majority of the Senate would be voting against the president which would be an important note for history even though the president could remain in power because it takes sixty seven votes to convict and remove a president in an impeachment trial in the Senate and joining us now is congresswoman Alexander Causing Cortez who represents the state of New York's fourteen congressional district which covers portions of the Bronx and Queens in New York City cars win thank you very much for joining us tonight on this very important news night and career action to what is happening in the impeachment investigation beginning quickly with very strange car-crash of a scene we saw of mad gates leading a physical attack into the committee to disrupt it it's well first and foremost I remember seeing you know the that C- of men banging outside of of House intelligence thinking that it was quite funny as many of them are my colleagues on House Oversight Committee and have access to those depositions so they were pretending that they weren't able to be in in bees positions like many members of Congress Republican and Democrat alike in order to create a spectacle but the truth of the matter is is it's not that the reason that we're doing that is because they knew exact what was going on inside they know exactly what what this testimony on what these depositions are adding up to and that frankly it is revealing a very disturbed being sequence of events and very likely abuse of power and breaking our oath to the Constitution of the United States. I know you're in ambassador Gordon lunes a closed-door deposition there we had congressman Peter Welch with us the other night and after William Taylor testified in direct Contradiction of Ambassadors Sunland let's listen to what Carson Welch said about the possibilities of perjury charges there let's listen to that is a Gordon Sunland in danger of perjury charges for his testimony to your committee I think he is the evidence is now coming out that in act he was a very active instrument to try to essentially assist Guiliani in the effort to have this road foreign policy so yes I think investigators sunland has some reason to be worried about how his testimony is going to be evaluated when reviewed by potential prosecutors and today investors in Linz criminal defense lawyers relied on the do not recall defense to cover the conflict in his tests Tony with ambassador Taylor's testimony what is your sense of how much of a possible perjury charge danger investor Sunland is in well I think a lot of what we're seeing here does reveal a decent amount of testimony that frankly just isn't lining up this is exactly why in the house resentatives we separate all of our witnesses and to pose them individually and impose in private so that we can get these stories down and see what adds up and it doesn't that is also a major reason why these Republicans are fighting to perhaps make all of this public you know it is known that this is done with the blessed think of the president and perhaps one of the reasons they're fighting for all of this testimony to be public is so that folks could potentially line up their depositions we don't know but with respect to ambassador Sunland well you know the fact that they're relying on this do not recall let's see what comes out I do not think bodes very well for him but once again we still have more depositions left to go and we have to really get all of the facts it has been a very sad week for you and for numbers of of the House and the committee in particular with the loss of a chairman cummings a what was it like for you to be first of all with a seat on his committee and then be welcomed onto that committee biologics Oh it was the complete honor of a lifetime when I first asked to to be assigned the House oversight committee he brought me into his office personally and really wanted to know not just why I wanted to be on this committee but he wanted I know who I was and it was a real testimony to WHO Elisha Cummings was as a leader he cared about serving the most vulnerable Americans about bringing truth to lie about speaking truth to power and unlike the and contrary to the culture of Congress which is oh focused on the power of seniority he as as Speaker Pelosi mentioned today earlier this year said I want all the freshmen on my committee he was has a relentless coach he wasn't inspired mentor and he believed an invested time and each and every one of us and I feel oh profoundly blessed to have spent the last ten months with with our chairman the it seems at this point certain that the house represent going to deliver articles of impeachment at least one to the United States Senate for trial which leaves the senators in the posture of jury there's some of them are actually refraining from comment on the basis of being jurors we've seen this before when the Clinton Senate jury was assembled some of them unlike a court jury where you're not allowed to make any comment they can they can decide ahead of time how they're going to vote some of them announce that on them what is your sense of how the presidential candidates who are going to be jurors is about five of them now from Senator Sanders the candidate even dorest through Elizabeth Warren Cory Booker Amy Klobuchar how they should handle themselves now as the prospect of being potential jurors in the Senate trial becomes more and more serious well first and foremost I think what's important to acknowledge that the president has committed crimes in public and that this is something that we wow this is something that all people know from the from you know from the green of of the White House he he solicited election interference and disgust election interference with respect to China he released public notes of his calls where he solicited and and engaged in using the power of his office to create a politically motivated investigation against a political opponents so this is all allow in public we know that he has committed a crime the question is how many other people are implicated in this the question is how often did he do it did he do it in other circumstances how it does this cat and so with respect to the number of articles I think that it's it's fair to say let's look at what roles in but with respect to you name and and several other instances it's a very open and shut case so I think it's important that we discuss the fact that he house committed impeachable crimes it's just a question of how many and how many people were involved in who knew in addition to your work in the Committee and your investigative committee you're also become active now in the political campaign actively campaigning for Bernie Sanders a endorsing Ed Markey for Senate in Massachusetts an endorsement being a a new candidate attorney scenarios in Texas running for the House in Texas you're spreading your endorsements around the electoral map how much of that it is something that is distracting from your daily work in the house well I put my work in the House front and center but what do believe is that these endorsements are part of the work that we have to do in the house very frequently someone will say Oh we can't pass a green new deal we don't have support for that oh medicare for all this quote unquote fees feasible because we may not have support in certain areas of the house well if we want to change that we need to be changing we need to be changing the map of the house and we'd be protecting those folks who are leading and are taking political risks in order to serve the people of the United States of America and so my work first and foremost informs the other work that I do to organize the electorate but it's it is Morton to acknowledge that in order to pass a transformative agenda for working class Americans we gotta have the numbers and we gotTa have the leadership in place and so we have to play in both if we're really going to change this country and if we're serious about that I wanna take a look at what your five minutes with Mark Zuckerberg was like yesterday we do have to squeeze in the commercial break here we can do it on the other side if you can stay with US sheriff quest thank you we'll be right back with Carson Alexandria Cossio Cortes hi it's Katie WanNa keep up with MSNBC while you're on the go subscribed the MSNBC daily newsletter you'll get the best of what you've missed during this cemented era of news text MSNBC to six eight six six to subscribe some of the Freshmen Democrats House tentatives have decided to concentrate on an aspect of their jobs that many members of Congress frequently ignore asking sharp questions in hearings here is Freshman Congresswoman Katie questioning Mark Zuckerberg yesterday about how he runs facebook you've got about fifteen thousand contractors watching murders stabbings suicides other gruesome disgusting videos for content moderation correct congressman. Yes I believe that that's correct you pay many of those workers under thirty thousand dollars a year and you've cut them off from mental healthcare when they leave the company even if ptsd because of their work for your company back then came Freshman Cars Alexander Causey Cortez pressing Mark Zuckerberg on why he refuses.
"ocasio cortez" Discussed on The Cut on Tuesdays
"What we got? Instead was just unregulated neoliberal capitalism with almost no checks on it. How does someone like Alexandria ocasio Cortez compare as a leader in that kind of moment to someone like Bernie Sanders? Would you say, okay? So Cortez was a volunteer on his campaign. A lot of platform is very derivative of Sanders. It's just that the appeal to different constituencies, and I think that's in some ways, you know, it's like the old guard working with the new guards thing it shows that there's a willingness of generational transfer of power that we haven't really seen. I think the median age right now in congress is like sixty sixty five the media. That's insane. Insane right there twenty years older than the average American is is our congress. And when you think about things like global warming like it just is it's crazy to think that the people who have power over those issues are people who will not be around to reap the results. Exactly. But even I think more interesting is that they don't necessarily understand this this sort of gig economy. So many millennials are part of scrambling here. You know, a couple of jobs here driving Uber or lift air being being out your flat. When you go away on the weekend. I mean young people are extremely precarious. And I think that at some point there has to be a transfer of power like there is going to be a moment when the millennials are going to be ascendant in twenty nineteen I believe so just next year millennials will outnumber baby boomers and yet when we look at the composition of the Senate. I think there's one Senator in his thirties. It does seem like even as there are. A lot of people who really have a resistance to the idea of socialism and probably she's going to have a hard time winning over. It does feel like she perhaps represents this way of almost repackaging socialism are presenting it in a way that people find more appealing or more accessible than they might have otherwise. Yes. So here's where I think her position is probably the most valuable to us in thinking about like trying to have what she calls a moral ethical economy in the United States. It turns out that once you strip away the partisanship. If you just talk about issues like healthcare or tuition free public colleges or trade schools or housing is a human right? The government shouldn't have bailed out Wall Street while letting the banks foreclose on main street homes turns out that Americans are a lot more in agreement about what needs to be done in the future. So the introduction of the word socialism. I think in a philosophical sense, not necessarily an economic or political sense. But NFL Asaf ical sense allows us to have a conversation about. What is important to us to live in a society where we have rich robust social connections or where we're all like, really rich but living alone in our apartments in front of our computer with no, friends and lovers. Do you think she's likely to succeed in building a broader movement? Oh, hi. I don't know. I mean, I think in my in my more optimistic moments. I mean, obviously, she's got Senator Sanders. She's got you know, some institutional support. She's got a broad based movement on the other hand, she's going to get to Washington and have to deal with that machine. Yeah. And you know, and then there are certainly a lot of people in this country for whom socialism is a very threatening idea. And I think she's going to face a lot of personal ad hominem attacks a lot of vitriol. And so in my more pessimistic moments like, I'm afraid you know, that that she won't manage she's twenty nine. There's a lot of pressure on somebody that age. So I think because I'm an academic, and because I studied history, and because I study the realities of socialism, I know that. You know, the bad things happen to good things can happen that the bad things going. So I'm it's hard for me. It's hard for me to make that leap of just total idealism, which I would love to be able to do. But you know, I'm I'm a little bit. I'm Jen accent? I'm a little jaded. Mystery bad things happen to..