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Trump administration officially begins transition to Biden after weeks of delay
"Political director recline Joining us earlier on Skype to take a deeper look at the GSA's recent move happened hours ago to begin the transition process to a Biden presidency. Three weeks after election Day. It is the most Room step that anyone in the Trump administration has made to conceding the reality. And the is the reality that Joe Biden has won the presidential race. In some ways, this just freeze up the formal process of a transition that that should should have have begun begun already already by by all all rights. rights. But But it it is is a a major major marking marking point. point. Even Even if if this this doesn't doesn't marks marks the the end end of of the the trump trump legal legal challenges challenges that that at at least least let's let's President President elect elect Biden Biden and and Vice Vice President President elect elect Harris Harris begin begin to to get get to to work work of of taking things over to be able to start a seamless as possible transition on January 20th. Rick, this is Ken Duffy. We know President Trump changed his mind. Day by day minute by minute. He has made this decision here. But is it possible that he could actually order this G s a to stop this? Is that possible between now and January today, saying, Go ahead with it, But is it possible he could say no Stop. You already received disconnect. The G S. A administrator says in his letter to President elect Biden that it was her decision without any political pressure. President Trump is on Twitter, saying that he asked the G s a administrator to take this step. So it is possible that he tries to put the brakes on it or that he has. There is agencies that are less than forthcoming with information or anything around the transition. He continues to contend that he will win the election after these legal challenges work their way through, even though there really is no evidence of that, and increasingly, there is a realization inside the president's own Republican Party that this will not happen. But, yes, it's still possible that their various road blocks that are put out by the Trump administration it
Trump campaign to request recount of two Wisconsin counties
"Campaign is officially requested recounts in two of Wisconsin's counties Milwaukee and Dane. Two counties. Both voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden, ABC News Political director. Reclined says the challenge follows a pattern you look at how the Trump campaign and Republicans generally are targeting areas that they're raising questions about. It is overwhelmingly black communities,
Corey Lewandowski, a Trump campaign adviser, has tested positive for the virus.
"In our nation's capital the white house is experiencing yet another covert cluster despite not having the bulk of the election results in on election day last night the trump way last tuesday. I'm sorry the trump white house held this presumptive victory party and the east room at the white house and since then several attendees have tested positive including the white house chief of staff mark meadows hud secretary ben carson trump campaign adviser david bossie former trump campaign aide healy. Baumgartner and white house political director brian. Jack all in attendance all having tested positive and today we learned. There are two more positives republican national committee chief of staff richard walters and trump campaign adviser corey lewandowski. Who since that election night party has also spent time in philadelphia trying to help. Trump's flailing legal challenges to the vote count there and he showed up at the infant inva- at the infamous news conference on saturday outside the four seasons the four seasons total landscaping company. But don't panic lewinsky told cnbc. Today i feel great. And it's great for him that he's not experiencing symptoms right now but it's not great for nearly one hundred sixty thousand americans who just caught this thing today or specifically the sixty seven thousand people currently hospitalized because of their symptoms.
Trump fires Secretary of Defense Mark Esper
"Correspondent Karen Travers. President Trump announced on Twitter that he fired his defense secretary, writing quote Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service, the president says. Christopher Miller, the director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, will now service acting defense secretary Back in June. Esper disagreed with the president on the issue of calling up active duty U. S troops. To deploy two American cities to quell unrest. The president wanted to do that, Esper said. That should only happen as a last resort in the most urgent and dire of situations. ABC News political director reclines, his more heads could roll. It seems almost inevitable that there will be other people who are terminated. Weather service ended and we thank for their service by this president. He's done it at various times in administration, and I don't think he's in a particularly good mood at the moment. Climb worth bragging about. Rock climber
Too Ambitious? How the press covers women candidates
"And today i have two of the best political minds joining us and today we're going to focus on election day. We are recording this eight days out. It is so crazy to even say that. But we're going to talk to them about the election. What they think. We'll see what we really seen with women this campaign cycle in particular so we have to start. Intrude biji fashion with asking both of you. How did you get started in politics. Teen. let's start with you while i got started in politics. Actually the way. I got started on especially women's equality. Politics was right out of college. I found myself after i graduated from college. I got married to a guy from chicago. That's how i got to illinois and working for state government in springfield illinois in nineteen seventy eight with was the year when we were trying to pass the equal rights amendment and illinois was the hotbed of american feminism. If you can believe that. And so i learned all about you know marching and organizing protests and we would stand in our our green and white while they anti forces were there red and white circling the rotunda of the state capitol building at mail was there and all sorts of folks and here. I was a young twenty something Really just swept up in all of it in. That's how it got started from there and never stopped just working on gender equity issues democratic politics. You know when you live in chicago democratic politics like i'll full-time full contact sport. So that always did that. As part of my work started a group called cook county democratic women which was the first organization to support jentzsch. Caskey for office is not an incredible congresswoman and one of our congressional leaders And along the way met a guy and talented wife. Long enough ago that the three of us can't remember when we first met. Which was barack obama and michelle obama way way way back in the early days of his political career and his and then from there i loaded. That's fascinating and with karen. I met karen when i had my first job in. Dc in two thousand eight. I was the assistant to the political director in care with during communications department and i could tell immediately. I'm like oh this lady. Don't take no bats. Well you know that. Was you know as much as i love howard dean because this was at the dnc. Under howard dean. You know you kind of had to get in his face trying to so in the morning. Communications meetings as a representative from the political department. And you just sit there. I'm like i'm just here. Take notes just passed the notes back to the political director. Karen ran a tight ship off. Thank you so much well so for me. I was. When i got of college. I was working at a facility. It was in the kind of downtown. La pasadena it was a minimum security facility for teenage girls and these girls were incarcerated. They with their children because they were either pregnant or had very small children and so as part of their deal they were allowed to be in this residential facility in their part of there was school as part of it by loved it but it was. It was incredibly hard and one of the things that made it so difficult. Was that a lot of these young women you know. They're learning had learning challenges that were related to many of them had been sexually abused They had been engaged things and they had because this was a time. This was the early nineties When we saw a real explosion and understanding of gang engaging culture in la i went to ucla and girls. Were you know this was a big thing. Right that Women young women were could be just as violent. Frankly what frustrated me was this. This facility would classify a lot of these young women as having learning disabilities that they didn't have as a way to get more money. And i was really angry about that because i felt like you know you're these kids already have disadvantages and you're to be listed as learning challenge or learning disabled. That's a whole other mark that at that time in particular was just going to set the set back even farther.
Visibility is on the ballot
"Today were diving into women of color that are on the ballot, and also what candidates and campaigns need to be doing better to reach out to black around and indigenous communities. We have Glenda car, the CO founder President of Higher Heights. So if you listen to our episode before this with State's attorney I, use your bray boy, she was wearing her black women. Lead shirt so that sure comes from higher heights and we have Lynn when the political director for run API I a new initiative that just out of the gates gained so much attention and is doing wonderful work and I can't wait to dive into talking to her about the amazing things that they're doing. But in typical BG fashion, we have to start off the. Conversation by talking about Howard Brown rose got involved in Politics Lynn, let's start with you. What made you want to do this work I met you when you are on Standard Booker's presidential race landward with on my best friends in the booker who has the flow colder actor we immediately had energy I appreciate offer letting even on here I. Think what's so I just? WanNa start. It's it's always a struggle for us like Asian women thinking. Okay. If this is a speech for Black and Brown women do we do we belong in us as organizers in the space that we challenge ourselves on every single day? I, appreciate the all see us as part of his fight Abdu I'm no my start in politics it was in high school. I had to fulfil my community service hours as Eilly volunteer for my local mayor's race. Obviously had no idea what organizing wise what it meant to talk to voters. And it wasn't until our college when I was organizing around development movement was like Oh shit. Okay. So this is what this is but I think what's really interesting is that it's I think for me because I get asked that a lot especially with the next generation of organizers coming in and it wasn't so much like what what started this interest. But it's been in especially in the last few years it's been the women around me that have kept. You know and it's like it's it's I. Think we often you'll so burnt out in this process but it is absolutely been like this networks like very intentional network of women that have kept here. Sorry and we will go to Glenda and it's weird for me. y'All not to see Granddad two or three times a month. That's how often we would just see each other at different events conferences in even when we get on the phone I'm like it's my Glenn like I miss you so much but I'm super excited to have her here. Today Higher Heights. It's an organization that I've been involved with or a long time. Now is an organization that I give a lot of my time my coins as well because that's important the when that's how us what each of this work you know I come from a politically active family I mean I don't think they overtly would call themselves that but others did right and so I am a daughter of a Caribbean immigrant migrated here. My mother picked him up next door literally like WHO's this guy next door and David got married and? Had three children and the baby and my father was a community activist right in. Here's a man that didn't become a citizen until the later part of his life because he wanted to vote for his friend Joe Lieberman and But everybody assumed that he was like he was the political light Caribbean political maker in the community about making sure people registered to vote he was very active in and So was my mother on my eighteenth birthday I'm sure my parents gave me a jewelry because that's what they gave me at every birthday. Don't remember what was didn't don't wear it is but they registered me devote my mother put me in her car drove me down to city hall and registered to vote in until the day she died she called me and my brothers on major elections to make sure we. voted. So it was just kind of ingrained around our civic civic engagement But I thought it was going to be a musician went to Music Conservatory and was Likley engaged on campus. As we all are particularly go to a predominantly white college. There's always some takeover
"political director" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
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"political director" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"Geneva Mukundan welcome to the PODCAST. . Thank you for having me. . So tell me how did you come to work for crooked media because I think that I read that you were doing something completely different before you were working at the Obama Administration. . And just kind of on a different path. . Yeah. . So it's <hes> the story. . Always, , it just was so simple how I got here that it doesn't even make sense but I was in graduate school I started in two thousand sixteen and my whole plan was to get out of politics completely <hes> I had been burnt out working on Capitol Hill and you know I just wanted to make some money for once you do not get paid a lot more on the hill. . And I started to graduate school in fall of two, , thousand, , sixteen. . So my first semester Donald Trump one and I just knew that. . I couldn't get out of politics I felt like I had developed a skill set and I would feel I would go crazy if I was not using it to help get him out of office for years later. . So now we're finally for years later. . But you know as I was trying to discover what I wanted to do after school I knew I wanted to get a bit away from policy not because I don't like it I love policy but I realized working on the hill that if you don't have the right politicians in place, , those policies are never going to be enacted so. . You, know , I thought. . Okay. . Where can I go? ? That will allow me to help elected good elected officials and so I told my friend that I either wanted to work at a media company or a company that had a lot of name recognition and could use their influence to increase civic engagement and so I told her this when she asked me what I wanted to do after school and then she sent me the Political Director job here at crooked and said Oh like this I said like literally this job <hes>. . So I applied to it <hes>. . Have you ever Newsham then after graduation I moved out here to start the job well. . It's funny I was listening to you and we kind of the exact opposite kind of path because I was in an industry where it was making money I had a salary and. . You know after trump won I decided to change my trajectory there a couple of other steps in between them. . Fully in that direction, , and now I don't have. . So. . It is the opposite. . The opposite and I was just telling somebody the other day I was like you know we're down to the wire with the election I feel like. . I haven't done enough and feeling guilty and they're like, , well, , you Kinda gave the job as we go. . Yeah. . That's right. . I did do a big thing. . What's it like there always wondered you know cricket media started it feels like the energy. . There's kind of like the early days of a startup like twitter or something then skateboards and football tables instead anything like that. . That is funny. . You say that <hes> you now I only spent one day in the old office but. . Office, , was nothing like. . Well know I don't know what those startups look like ours had the bathroom was in the kitchen how? ? God, , and they could not use the bathroom. . Guys were recording because you would hear the toilet slash in the. . Studio. . I heard stories about about mice, and , so it was definitely like we are just getting our bearings but you know again, , I only spent one day there and then we were moving over to the new office and our new offices. . Beautiful. . All now working from home <hes> you know we were starting to like finally fill it up. . Yeah. . It's just you know it's a really chill live I mean it's Chili's you can be working on politics. . Coming from DC where everyday you know you had on like a suit or you address formerly, , you can wear t shirts shorts to the office always you know at least three to five dogs running around the office. . So you know we you know we watch things together. . Some things are funny and tragic at the same time like watching trump give a speech but then you know We all watch the cavenaugh hearings together and you know not no parts of that were fun or <hes> entertaining it in any way. . But I think being able to do all those things and you know they're important to our work but just being able to do all those things together has been great and specifically for me I'm used to being on the East Coast with people who? ? Lived in DC for seven years with people who care deeply about politics and that is not. . You know what's happening in La at large, , it's <hes>. . It's an entertainment industry town. . So it's nice to have that space at work where we can all come together and Kinda obsess about these things
Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director for Crooked Media
"Geneva Mukundan welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you for having me. So tell me how did you come to work for crooked media because I think that I read that you were doing something completely different before you were working at the Obama Administration. And just kind of on a different path. Yeah. So it's the story. Always, it just was so simple how I got here that it doesn't even make sense but I was in graduate school I started in two thousand sixteen and my whole plan was to get out of politics completely I had been burnt out working on Capitol Hill and you know I just wanted to make some money for once you do not get paid a lot more on the hill. And I started to graduate school in fall of two, thousand, sixteen. So my first semester Donald Trump one and I just knew that. I couldn't get out of politics I felt like I had developed a skill set and I would feel I would go crazy if I was not using it to help get him out of office for years later. So now we're finally for years later. But you know as I was trying to discover what I wanted to do after school I knew I wanted to get a bit away from policy not because I don't like it I love policy but I realized working on the hill that if you don't have the right politicians in place, those policies are never going to be enacted so. You, know I thought. Okay. Where can I go? That will allow me to help elected good elected officials and so I told my friend that I either wanted to work at a media company or a company that had a lot of name recognition and could use their influence to increase civic engagement and so I told her this when she asked me what I wanted to do after school and then she sent me the Political Director job here at crooked and said Oh like this I said like literally this job So I applied to it Have you ever Newsham then after graduation I moved out here to start the job well. It's funny I was listening to you and we kind of the exact opposite kind of path because I was in an industry where it was making money I had a salary and. You know after trump won I decided to change my trajectory there a couple of other steps in between them. Fully in that direction, and now I don't have. So. It is the opposite. The opposite and I was just telling somebody the other day I was like you know we're down to the wire with the election I feel like. I haven't done enough and feeling guilty and they're like, well, you Kinda gave the job as we go. Yeah. That's right. I did do a big thing. What's it like there always wondered you know cricket media started it feels like the energy. There's kind of like the early days of a startup like twitter or something then skateboards and football tables instead anything like that. That is funny. You say that you now I only spent one day in the old office but. Office, was nothing like. Well know I don't know what those startups look like ours had the bathroom was in the kitchen how? God, and they could not use the bathroom. Guys were recording because you would hear the toilet slash in the. Studio. I heard stories about about mice, and so it was definitely like we are just getting our bearings but you know again, I only spent one day there and then we were moving over to the new office and our new offices. Beautiful. All now working from home you know we were starting to like finally fill it up. Yeah. It's just you know it's a really chill live I mean it's Chili's you can be working on politics. Coming from DC where everyday you know you had on like a suit or you address formerly, you can wear t shirts shorts to the office always you know at least three to five dogs running around the office. So you know we you know we watch things together. Some things are funny and tragic at the same time like watching trump give a speech but then you know We all watch the cavenaugh hearings together and you know not no parts of that were fun or entertaining it in any way. But I think being able to do all those things and you know they're important to our work but just being able to do all those things together has been great and specifically for me I'm used to being on the East Coast with people who? Lived in DC for seven years with people who care deeply about politics and that is not. You know what's happening in La at large, it's It's an entertainment industry town. So it's nice to have that space at work where we can all come together and Kinda obsess about these things
"political director" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner and this is the electorate on this episode. Have a conversation with Shaniqua mcclendon the Political Director for crooked media, the media company behind the incredibly popular. PODCAST pod. Save. America. We talk about one of quicken media's more recent initiatives vote save America, which is a project that supports progressive causes through fundraising by encouraging their listeners to volunteer. Votes have America has been wildly successful. They've raised millions and they've incurred tens of thousands of their listeners to volunteer and sneak joins me to discuss exactly how they did it. We.
Is Trump Losing the Midwest?
"Welcome to the be I'm Ari Melber and we are tracking some new sides. Trump campaign is worried about losing the Midwest and thus the entire race to Joe Biden trump spending precious time and resources on defense and state carried by wapping ten points. Last Cycle Iowa Biden is closing that gap and putting the state in a dead heat I was one of the thirty nine states Kobe is surging appointed his greeting donald trump's visit many voters their view this campaign homestretch through the prism of covert. And the criticisms not just coming from Joe Biden or the Resistance Iowa leaders, public health experts, independent writers all noting the trump is coming back now for votes after turning his back on the crisis there take the influential Des Moines Register stating that after jeopardizing our live from far. Trump decides to visit Iowa in person. Or take a look at this. You can't pull up trump's I will rally tonight without seeing this massive billboard pointing the way to yes. A super spreader of. Trump is plowing forward on breaking CDC guidelines lying about the risk of Colbert and the timing of vaccine and repeating two thousand sixteen claims in that state and in other key battleground states that from what we're seeing on the ground and our reporting may not play as well. Right now Democrats, say many measurable signs show that some voters are now onto the con- take a local paper in the state of Pennsylvania noting that trump is just recycling is two thousand, sixteen jobs message, which may work less during the current recession while the president blows up these stimulus talks this week. And his key groups like suburban women turn on Donald Trump that's according to internal polling newly obtained by politico or senior citizen's wavering on trump group that he needs for a winning coalition in several of these states, and since we were last on air just last night, roughly three more million ballots are in leading to nearly fifteen million total ballots cast, which again is vital because it may lock in votes at a time when Donald Trump appears down. So. If you follow all this stuff, you could see the facts trump's record are hurting him. But with the second debate canceled this week, not everyone's falling all the details which is important to keep in mind and that's true. We checked even in some key states that the candidates are visiting even for people who do read the paper. Take Florida which so many politicos obsessed over even when the candidates are on the ground I wanNA show, you hear a fairly typical big city paper, the Orlando Sentinel, the twenty, twenty race it's not the very top story or line. It's not top two on the right. You have to squint there and find it. We put it in red for you below the full in the very lower right hand corner, and that's with the nominee Joe Biden on the ground. Elections are one on preference and turnout. Popularity or preference really helps. But turnout commander more. That's how unpopular person like Donald trump managed to eke out a win in the electoral college in the first place even though remember he never pulled very high. He never pulled past fifty percent and he finished with few voters supporting him in our weird. Constitutional System. By right now, thanks from that evidence. We showed you in what we've been showing you throughout the week that they are up. So they're laser on taking that preference and trying to get the turnout with these growing leads states that trump won in two thousand sixteen big leads in some places above the margin of error and the question is, can the Democrats actually turn all those people out? I want to bring in someone who knows all about this polling Guru Cornell Belcher who worked on both Obama campaigns and wanting to taller the national political director for supermajority, which focuses ongoing political opportunities for women good evening to both of you. Cornell when you see the numbers up. What is the vital part for campaigns in October as voting's begun interning turning preference in turn out into victory? I think are a couple of things are really important. The numbers that are structurally different from twice I wanted to make that plex a lot of people still nervous about twenty sixteen. Structurally this is different than twice a couple of ways. One is different than to sixteen. In that in all these polls are driven showing by actually has a majority. And that is critical I. don't care if you're five, six, seven points. If you're below majority crazy things can happen. But in most of these bound states and certainly the national polling, he's now at a majority in Washington Post polling which I which I pay attention to hear because they they have the third party candidate in there as well. He's still at a majority you remember. Hillary was always ahead in the forced to way choice coastal majority but with the third party candidates who. Turned up the instrumental she was never had a majority of that. She got in nationally law with what what we saw with third-party Cornell just to pause on that point you raise because this matters you're pointing out that sometimes the question the voters get on the phone is different than what they're going to see. If they turn out, they get presented with two and it can change the actual science of what we're getting when they're gonNA go in the ballot box and see three or more explain to us exactly what's different now or what you think that there's more optimism for Biden compared to that. There was a protest right and we understood that that that that the third party candidates were repealing. A inaudible segment of the electorate who who, who was my time voted for for Bronco Rock Obama and nowhere is that more crystal clear than the State Wisconsin, what you saw those young people third party forty we also understand that the Russians have had a big play in and try and direct some of those specials and African American voters toward party candidate candidate candidates here. But even with their and candidates right now structurally, Biden has a majority of which is which is good and it's a stable majority. Are This is unusual in that you can't go back in the last two or three decades seeing where a Democrat has held a double digit lead nationally embattled most these battleground states for not one month that two months, three months. But basically, since June so structurally, this is very different and within the numbers is very different because when you look at right now you know among College White Women, the Horse Races Twenty seven, sixty, nine ad from the Washington. Post poll so know. So, you're talking about structurally this lead in and his support is very different than what we saw. Hillary Clinton Sixteen in two thousand sixteen quite frankly I'm gonna Bama and teen got but this is structurally even different than what we saw for Brock Obama. In Twenty, eight, twenty, twelve in two. Thousand eight I'M GONNA bring. You Anita? But. You're saying it diplomatically are you saying you think the number support a bigger margin for buying than what Obama One? Is Is blasphemed don't Tell Brak. Obama but I. Joe By going to beat it by. Wow don't you know it doesn't work when you say don't tell someone, but you're on live TV. That's really you are I mean again, I just want to underscore this. Again, we're following the the numbers and I've tried to show viewers we're GONNA continue report for you. Particularly, the votes cast the voter registration were at fifteen million votes. The election has begun, which is different than a hypothetical poll six months ago so we have an Obama pollster. Saying tonight, he is seeing the elements of the larger victory for Biden and Obama that you own that. Not Me that's really interesting coming from you cornell. Elliott. said it you're not telling you. There's no things what they're. Not. GonNa, let you forget this. I don't see it. But what I do see is absolutely the margins nationally the margins in these battleground states are undeniable but also an organizer. So first and foremost I'm always going to default to this is a turnout game. It is all about the people get showing up. I am absolutely looking at that almost fifteen million votes cast number and have optimism optimism about what we can expect to see as we get closer to the election cycle and I'm also a woman optimistic about women boating and turning out their friends and their. Families to make sure that binding gets over the finish line because what what is interesting here is Bala failures that you mentioned about trump and your opening are like boater boater spill that and voters are living that every single day. So on top of all them enthusiasm for a Biden Harris, they're taking their lived experience in an ongoing pen to make that didn't have to be this way in an economic recession that again didn't have to be this way but are here but we're all here because of trump and his administration's ineptitude.
US election 2020: Trump and Biden duel in chaotic, bitter debate
"Live from Cleveland. A rather jarring first presidential debate. President Trump in Joe Biden clashed on healthcare, the corona virus, the economy and policing but often in a chaotic and unpleasant way. There were angry interruptions, bitter accusations, and the two men talked over each other so often, Biden at one point snapped that the president, will you shut up, man? I'm Aaron Carter Ski and you're listening to live coverage from ABC News. Let's begin to unpack, as Chris Wallace called it a rather interesting evening with ABC News political director recline Diederik. Messy evening, barely a debate really, Ah, running argument, but I thought out of all of it, you understand something fundamental about their campaigns for the presidency. President Trump primarily now is running against Joe Biden. He was trying to frame just about everything he could as an argument against Biden against his style against his substance, even saying at the end that he may not accept the results of the election if he doesn't trust them, And to me, Biden trying to show an empathetic side talking about The way that individuals are experiencing this and trying to take the fight right back to Donald Trump. Neither men had soaring moments that that made that ultimately very clear. I don't know that any voters got a lot of new information about policy positions, given all of the the sniping and across talk, But there is something fundamental about the arguments of both men. And I would say about their vulnerabilities because I think to the supporters of both Trump and Biden. You saw a lot of the best of their candidates, perhaps, but also, ah, lot of their worst. I was going to ask me It was this terribly enlightening for the voter. A lot more, Ah, lot more feet than light and, you know, thinking about the 1.2 or 1.3 Million voters have already cast ballots. Millions more will cast ballots before the next before. The next debate the vice presidential debate next week and I don't think they've got a lot of new information about the candidates as a result of this look, I think if you're looking for the pure political theater of this, you may have been disappointed just by how choppy it was how disjointed it was a difficult it was for the moderator Chris Wallace. To maintain control. The candidate's got out what they needed to say what they wanted to say. But in terms of clear policy distinctions between the two men, man that was lacking tonight. I don't know about you, Rick. But I kept getting text messages from folks about how difficult it was to follow. My wife just texted me, saying that she has a throbbing headache from all of that. It was American democracy. Well served tonight. I have a hard time imagining that the reviews are going to be good that this will be remembered as a great example of the Democratic experiment. The candidates clearly didn't like each other. To hear the cross talk the insults of the questioning how smart they were talking about their family connections, all of it just made for an utter and complete mess.
ABC News Political Director Rick Klein on the first presidential debate
"Stay Stay with with us us here. here. The The debate debate begins begins in in just just 20 20 minutes minutes from from Cleveland Cleveland President President Trump Trump Now Now 74 74 years years old old former former vice vice President President Joe Joe Biden Biden is is 77. 77. It It makes makes him him the the oldest oldest candidates candidates ever to face off in a televised presidential debate. Topics include the Supreme Court, covert 19 race and violence in American cities, according to the Commission on presidential Debates, and you can be sure the President Trump's taxes will be discussed. We asked ABC news political director Rick Klein. Whether President Trump, despite his lack of experience as a politician is a better debater than Joe Biden. He's a better debater than people give credit for because he fears so wildly off subject under any traditional School sanctioned debate. He would fail miserably. But that's not how this works, and the American people have a different way of judging these things. He was able to dominate a field of, you know, well, more than a dozen candidates during the Republican prime rate. He was the front runner for much of that time, and he was able to go wire to wire Toto with some of the absolute best in the business, including very talented debaters like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and I think in the general election debates, I think most people that were watching, According to the insta polls, Hillary Clinton was judged to be a winner ended up not mattering. But I think his ability to understand the medium of television is unparalleled in his ability to dominate any kind of a lot of time, and I think the fact that he's only been doing it for a few years obscures the fact that he's very good at it, whether it's debating or anything on television. He understands what he's doing up there, and he understands the power of the images that he's projecting a final thought Rick about tonight. I think there's a fallacy that the audience for one of these debates is a mythical undecided voters There just aren't that many of them in the country. We're talking maybe 34% of the population. Truly undecided. Much more important in terms of the audience are the persuadable voters uncommitted voters in the sense that they're not committed to necessarily voting at all. Or maybe supporting a third party candidate in lieu of one of the men on stage tonight, So don't look at this is an opportunity or a challenge to change minds so much it is to persuade and to convince people that are critical to either party's chances that it's important to go vote and keep in mind that, you know. For Joe Biden of someone of Trump supporters. Eyes to stay home is a win for Donald Trump. Find supporter who feels to one inspired Tio actually vote that's counted as a win as well. ABC NEWS Political director Rick Climb You can watch and listen to the debate of w t o p dot com Or stay here on w T O p
Trump won’t commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses
"A presidential election is just 39 days away. Here's correspondent Ben Trace. With new polls showing President Trump trailing Biden in several swing states, He again suggested he might not accept the outcome of the election. We want to make sure the election is honest, and I'm not sure that it can be even though Vice President Mike Pence insisted in Wisconsin, they would on one condition. We will accept free on A fair election results a day earlier, the president would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power. We'll have to see what happens, Democrats and several Republican leaders put the president on notice. You are not a dictator. We've had an orderly transfer of power every four years since Washington that will happen again. ABC News Political director RECLINES as Joe Biden likely won't change his low key campaign strategy even as President Trump has ramped up his campaign rallies. Clearly the president is campaigning in ways that are contravention to the recommendations of his own health officials. Biden has tried not to do that. He's picked up the pace a little bit, but it's been a point of contrast for better or worse, that he's wears masks and their social distancing at his events. In a way that there are no trumps, and I don't expect that to change entirely. President on the road again today for rallies in Florida, Georgia and Virginia. Biden has been preparing for the first presidential debate at case Western Reserve University in Cleveland next Tuesday night. 10 10 wins will carry it live
VP Mike Pence headlines the third night of Republican National Convention
"The Republicans have begun their videotape programming on night. Three of their convention. Senators, congressmen, White House aides and advisors are all standing by, as is Vice President. Mike Pence the headliner tonight. ABC News Political director. Recline is here with US four years ago, Pence was a rather important connection for Donald Trump with evangelical leaders. That message seems to have been reinforced so far this week. Is he still play that crucial role? Hey, is critical in understanding the appeal that Donald Trump has and has maintained among evangelicals and a lot of baseline of conservatives. He is adept at translating trumpism into conservatism like few others he never, I would say never has broken publicly with the president. Even the slightest way. He has been as loyal a foot soldier in the Trump Army as there is and I gotta tell you, they're not a few people around Washington and beyond, who are surprised in this night is coming. Ah, lot of folks even as recently as a week or two ago were convinced that Donald Trump would dump Mike Pence in favor of maybe Nikki Haley we heard from earlier in the week that has not happened. He's stuck with his man. Hey, they didn't have much of a relationship before uniting in the general election four years ago, But man that is a powerful partnership that we're going to see on display, even if he is in the most scintillating of speakers. And even isn't very trump is Trump pissed himself. He's ability to describe what Donald Trump means. And what he represents is unparalleled. Hey, is also of late been leading the Corona Virus Task force. We haven't heard much about the virus during this convention. Will we hear anymore from pence, and if so, what's he going to say? I wouldn't be surprised if we hear from him. I think we're going to hear about his view. The president strong leadership is he sees talk publicly, many times about it that was viewed as almost Ah can't win task that he was given six months or so ago. Mike Pence. Mice come under criticism for how he's led the task force. Maybe too much of a consensus builder is kind of a buzz on him, has shut out the voices along the way. But he has maintained the president's loyalty and I think you're going to hear a lot about, uh well, he likes to call it the big heart and broad shoulders of the president of ABC News. Political director recline Let me pull Justin Gomez into the conversation. He covers the Trump Pence reelection campaign for us What's the nature of Pence's role? He's of late been all over the country. Yeah, that's right for the Trump campaign. It's been the vice president That's been on the road at these campaign events, really just trying to get their base excited and and deliver the president's message while he's been taking care of business here in Washington. We've seen Pence out there talking to voters in a lot of battleground states. He's been to Wisconsin has been to Arizona. He'll be going to Michigan and Minnesota on Friday, right after the RNC wraps up. So you know, for the most part lately, Pence has been there go to person on the road, and he really connects with voters out there. They see him and for a lot of, you know, maybe not diehard Trump Ian's, but you know the the old fashioned conservatives. They can really relate to Mike Pence and he has a is a great way of delivering the message is Rick was saying when you hear Trump? He doesn't break from Trump when you he can. He can Deliver Trump's message without you know all the exciting words that we sometimes hear from President Trump, whether they be inflammatory or or something else that we hear from the President Mike Pence will stay in line with the president. But he will deliver it in a softer tone without breaking ranks from the president. So you know, for now he's their go to person on the trail, and he's goingto pick it right back up after the prince he's done. Justin is Karen Travers here, based on what you've seen from Mike Pence out on the campaign trail as it is right now, what should we be looking for tonight? What issues do you think he'll most emphasizes? He talks about the record and the look toward a potential second term. I know it's gonna be interesting to see how he portrays the corona virus responses. Rick was saying, You know, he's the lead of the Corona virus task Force since February, and there's been stumbles along the way he there's been a lot of missteps. And there's been signs that have been missed and things that they could have done better. Um, so it'll be interesting to see what he says about that in their response, but you're also going to see him, You know, we know he's going to talk a little bit about policy, and that's something that we've been missing lately from the Trump campaign, as you know what kind of policy they want to set forward in a second term. So it'll be interesting to see what he has to offer as faras policy announcements in his speech today, But you know it's Mike Pence, and he's a He's a man of faith, So expect Probably some talk about religion in there. He loves to say his campaign events it wrapping up for for all the voters to, you know, bend a knee and bow the head and say a prayer for them. So probably a line along along that tonight. And I know it's gonna be. It's gonna be a lot of a lot of policy talk. I think from Pence he has something to deliver tonight.
The state of the presidential race 99 days before Election Day
"Crunch time in the race for president. The election now less than 100 days away, and the latest polling shows President Trump trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states, with the Corona virus pandemic hurting Trump. Obviously, their dynamics that can change the base will matter the vice presidential pick conventions even to a lesser extent. But you look at the fundamentals right now. Joe Biden's in a much stronger position than Hillary Clinton was at the same spot is strong Opposition is a challenger you'll see in recent years. ABC NEWS Political director
Trump Replaces Campaign Manager With 110 Days to Go Until Election
"With fewer than four months to go before Election Day, President Trump has put in a new campaign manager. The president announced on Twitter late Wednesday that his former White House political director Bill Stepien, recently promoted to be par Scales deputy will take over his campaign manager. The president demoted par scale to digital director and senior advisor. Stepien is not regarded as a forceful leader or one who commands trumps respect. But he knows all current Trump campaign figures tends to daily campaign chores and has close ties to those who helped elect Mr Trump the first time That is CBS Washington correspondent Major
Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale
"Trump has a new reelection campaign manager. Pride Par Scale is Out and former White House political director Bill Stepien is in that's Caitlin Collins reports. He's just demoting him to senior adviser and instead promoting the deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien to be the actual campaign manager and replace Brad par scale. And of course that comes Not only after the fallout that we saw from the president's rally in Oklahoma but also Poles that came out today and the Poles that we've been seeing for weeks. Some of them have the president down double digits to Joe Biden. Other polls have the president cutting into Biden's lead, significantly stepping and used to be an adviser to Chris Christie. He was fired in the Bridgegate scandal.
Bolton book says Trump asked Chinese president for reelection help
"Yesterday there was that anvil of a tell all book from former trump national security adviser John Bolton dropping in media reports including an interview on ABC ABC's political director Rick Klein is here and Rick start with the court rulings a president who presumably planned to boast to supporters in the upcoming rally an election that he fill the courts with conservatives but two big losses your thoughts yeah it's a strange it's a strange situation for him because on one level you're right this could demoralize supporters have been so proud of these pics I and it's kind of strange for the president to have these blows dealt to him I basically citing him for a lack of confidence governance company governance among other things on the other hand did he really want to deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants that that existed dreamers right before the election he really want to get people to lobby fired he doesn't I think personally care that much about the social issues in it maybe the Dodge some legislative and legal bullets here and he can now turn this into a rallying cry he's at he's tweeting this just this morning as I'm sure you've seen that Todd maybe the courts have it out against Donald Trump and eventually turned into a different rallying cry at the rally tomorrow yeah well an apparently everybody has it out for him including John Bolton and let's take that up the president is also threatening legal action to prevent his former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing that tell all book the room where it happened it's supposed to be released to the public Tuesday but the cat way out of the bag with interviews he characterizes the president as ill informed driven almost exclusively by his desire for reelection easily influenced by dictators here's your colleague Martha Raddatz add the full interview is going to air Sunday night how would you describe trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin I think Putin thinks he can plan like a fiddle I think Putin is smart tough I think he sees that he's not faced with a serious adversary here I don't think he's worried about Donald Trump well I think they did this kind of judgment from former national security adviser is almost without precedent while the president is still in office to say that he is unfit for office at the catalog confirmation in essence of the charges that brought the impeachment inquiry and a roughly similar situation regarding China it is damning it is devastating I look president has weathered plenty of books before by people like James call me all the way through Arosa but what makes this may be different is the the timing and to have this now dove tail with Joe Biden's messaging about the president of being unprepared for crises as played out with over nineteen and this tense moment around race relations it challenges the president in a fundamental way and he is out there tarring John Bolton I'm saying he's a liar and and it made things often is is out for profit motives but he's going to have to answer for lots of specifics here as well as the general sense that a growing number of Republicans will say that this president just doesn't know what he's doing will ease some of the allegations the president didn't know that Finland isn't part of Russia but you mentioned China it barely according to Bolton trump pleaded with Chinese leader xi to help him win reelection by buying lots of stuff from American farmers and this is from a president who was impeached although not removed from office but impeached for inappropriate relationship with a foreign leader but the well Rick didn't matter to his base or fervent Republican backers like Jim Jordan are you hearing that any of this matters I don't think it's surprising the people that were inclined to to not believe the president a way I think where it has a greater impact is in how the cumulative efforts of of so many folks have to draw on the shortcomings of this White House and you have a Republican group out there that's been a trolling the president with ads in Washington and elsewhere questioning his fitness for office I don't think that John Bolton or really anyone is capable of of of a mass defection among the trump base but for lots of orders you might have questions about his is ready yes or maybe just be weary of the drama surrounding Donald Trump I'm John Bolton it offers an important piece of evidence from someone who literally was in that room when it happened
Biden hires Chávez granddaughter to help on Latino outreach
"Joe Biden's presidential campaign is bringing on some help to build out its state operations and improve outreach to the Latino community Julie shop as Rodriguez is joining the Biden team as a senior advisor she's the granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez in his worked as co national political director on senator Kamilla Harris his presidential campaign and before that as Harris's California state director she also served in the Obama administration overseeing the white house's engagement with L. G. B. T. Latino veteran use education labor and progressive leaders some Latino leaders have been critical of Biden saying the campaign is not doing enough to reach out to their community Ben Thomas Washington
Coronavirus: Latinos are dying, seeing unemployment at alarming rates
"Seven a new report out this week shows that America's Latino community is disproportionately impacted by the cold the nine pandemic is good whatever his community affairs reporter Greg tells us like African Americans many Latinos have frontline jobs titled the impact of Kobe nineteen on Latinos in the U. S. the report presents statistics show while Latinos for example make up less than thirty percent of New York city's population there thirty four percent of the Kobe nineteen death many have conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure and two out of three like medical insurance it is urging the Latino working families getting good and yeah he's a stimulus effort made by our government as it is also crucial for them to have access to medical attention in work protection Nero Marino spoke during a virtual town hall hosted by the hand take a lead next activist group they say when it comes to economics half of all Latinos in the U. S. report that they or someone they know lost a job or took a pay cut since the crisis began roughly okay although as political director of you need those U. S. he says only sixty percent to work from home whether they work in the healthcare industry that we're gonna target they're working as a nurse say they're working while they are on the front line the report shows that undocumented workers are also on the front lines but were excluded from the cares act it could be the hardest hit by
"political director" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Think than it's ever been in the history of our country I think it's wrong and that includes honest Abe Lincoln did a lot of people forget Abe Lincoln which you here give him one hell of an introduction but he was the he was a Republican president says he did nothing wrong you can call the impeachment a disgrace evil and corrupt in a very unfair situation I'm Mike moss house speaker Nancy Pelosi sticking fresh aim at the president as her fellow Democrats deflected disapproval resolution introduced by Republicans condemning her for her performance at the state of the union that was not a state of the union that was a state his state of mind in her first news conference since the state of the union address speaker Pelosi did not mince any words you are a state of the union where are we where was calling and the rest not let me just show you how many guest I can draw and they say how can give a medal of honor do it in your own office we don't come in your office and do congressional business hello see also defended her decision to rip up a copy of the speech calling it a manifesto of mistruths and as for whether doing so was a dignified act I don't need any lessons from anybody special at present United States about dignity Linda Kenyan Washington the head of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a re canvas of results of Monday's Iowa caucuses technical problems and delays Mar that first contest on this election calendar current results show P. booted judge and Bernie Sanders nearly tied with almost all the votes counted both men and claim victory the races still though too early to call ninety seven percent of precincts have reported and Yang has fired dozens of campaign staffers after his poor showing in Iowa including is national political director late rain in center city forty four degrees here temperatures holding about steady for now rising through the fifties in the early morning hours got big problems on I ninety five in Delaware to tell you about from the traffic center next welcome to the only minutes away with three guests this Valentine's day say I love you with the perfect hallmark card or you make every day special with your Valentine's favorite fragrance Walgreens now thirty February.
"political director" Discussed on Clusterf*cked
"But not in the usual way. Usually when you hear the mention of Super PACs It's usually in the context of Vietnam campaign finance or some article or debate about too much money in politics or something like that today. We're going to explore what super pacs actually do and one specific acidic pack in particular. My guest today is held several roles in democratic politics over the last few years including press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Communications Director for Kirsten Cinemas Arizona Senate campaign and now she is political director of one of these super pacs called American bridge. Now who are they. American bridges the largest research video tracking and rapid response organization in democratic politics as they say on their website we find what Republicans are hiding and make sure voters hear about it and They're upcoming campaign has got a little bit of attention. They they're launching a fifty million dollar effort in four swing states to specifically tried. Hi to flip white working class voters. Who voted for trump in two thousand sixteen Those swing states are Wisconsin. Pennsylvania Michigan Florida. There may be others. That campaign was announced a few months back. So we're going to find out where it stands now and dive in and get too much more with our guest. As mentioned Political Director of American Bridge Sachet Hayworth's Asha welcomed the cluster. Of thank you so much much happy to be here Let's just do a quick kind of thumbnail overview off the top. You know what a super PAC is because you know. They're mentioned a lot. I'm not sure everyone really understands it. as I said Political Action Committee of course I think many voters are aware that super PACs are not allowed to coordinate directly with A political campaign whether it someone running for president or Senator Whatever Off The top. I have that right. For starters correct you do and if you want a full Oh legal rundown I think you should get a campaign finance lawyer on the phone but I'll tell you a super PAC from what American bridge has done. Historically historically as a super PAC is as you as you mentioned not coordinate with campaigns we're here to supplement. What campaigns do you on the hard side as we call it? So there's the hard side and the soft side hard side in the south side. The can't talk to one another Under federal law. So we're don't you know we don't have any preview Or insight into what for example in our case the democratic nominees eventually really going to do it operates totally independent of campaign and a candidate and campaign committee And in our case typically what we've done as you briefly introduced is has been opposition research American bridge has been around and for about ten years. Now we've been known for tracking research and rapid response Historically what you know what we've been known for is the tracking part that gets a lot of attention mostly because that involves A video of a Republican saying or doing something that they shouldn't And so you know we'll follow Republicans around with a camera catch them saying something stupid Or with our massive massive operation Doing opposition research. We find something in their record as you mentioned as well. That's either a bad vote. They took as a legislator in their own state. Or you know something in their personal history that they've attempted to hide and we'll expose it and typically that it has had an impact on the campaigns with whom we're not allowed to speak directly trying to find Republicans things stupid that you could definitely employ employ a lot of people try dragging that Now let's say just to take an example if you do you know your video Republican at some event enter something and they've said something controversial WH- what do you usually do with the material After that point since you can't in theory just just send it over to So and so's campaign on the democratic side right it really depends on the case And I should say it depends on the issue. Or what what they say themselves. You know what matters to voters in. Mississippi is very different than what matters to voters in Maine or California right and so it you you know the issue matters as well But if we have determined that something newsworthy. It sort of depends. Sometimes we'll give it to a reporter order. Sometimes we'll package it into a video which will put out online or on TV or something like that. We've also done unconventional. Aw You know sort of what What I would categorize the rapid response category which is in for example the Alabama Special Senate race Where Doug Jones was elected to the Senate Democrat Roy Moore obviously was the Republican and running against him and that race but there is There were a lot of Republicans who were feeling a little squeamish about voting for are a known pedophile. So we went to We've ran a write in campaign To nominate a third party candidate local sports well known College sports coach and he actually trump actually cited the number of votes votes for this third party. Write in candidate As one of the reasons why Roy Moore lost. So we've we SORTA it's that category as an undefinable category But typically what. We'll do with with tracking footage is. We'll try to drive much attention to it as possible make sense and of course in this day and age with social media and everything something go viral pretty quickly. You don't even have to you know even if you could give it to the campaign You can just throw it up. And if it's if if it's newsworthy or or juicy in any way were people are going to see it. Pretty quickly Just finish up. The sort of overview on super pacs are there any limits on donations to a super PAC it. Just let's clarify that. There are several categories. I won't get into the weeds but no typically not fair enough and that's the whole reason for separation is because there are obviously limits limits on what people can give to a campaign but this is a separate thing and and I guess a lot of the time to you're doing Issue stuff as well. you know maybe something maybe something something an ad or some kind of messaging targeting to you know Gun Control or something like that. That kind of thing too right well. We tend to stay away from issues. Jews are that's not our. We found that. That's not a role there. There are plenty of issue based organizations which are also on this side of the wall as us You know planned. Parenthood Natural Environmental Defense Fund League of Conservation Voters Every town for gun safety. There's plenty of issue based organizations and we will You know we communicate with all of them because we can And if there's particular You know if there's an issue or refined footage relating to gun safety for example then that is more of their domain but we you stay out of the policy making part of the party. We tend to just expose Republican hypocrisy. Gotcha Fair enough. Yeah you're you're you're you're targeting the candidates specifically Okay so let's let's turn to this campaign that I mentioned off the top the the fifty million dollar campaign to target trump voters who who you might have wavered as shocking as that may seem on supporting trump in in twenty twenty i. You don't just run ads. Obviously you do polling research so that you can target those ads and messages in in the most effective way. So let's start. What is your polling showing about trump? Specifically I mean about potential vulnerabilities in these swing or or even red states with with people who voted for him in two thousand sixteen. I think it's Sort of common knowledge that something like five million people voted for both Obama and trump. And and I've said on the four on this podcast that those are the definition of persuadable voters in my view. I I would assume some of the May have softened on trump. What are you seeing? Sort of in the polling rolling as you begin to launch this campaign we're seeing there's absolutely a path of vulnerability to deny trump the White House on twenty twenty absolutely with these voters. I and I should say when we began this campaign we went in with an open. Mind any re- The research that we conducted We weren't sure what we were going to find find. Where are we going to be able to find a path? soft underbelly so to speak Amongst these voters and we were surprised I mean happily surprised to learned that there is the biggest takeaway For for me. This poll was only forty seven percent of of trump voters. Likely voters would absolutely vote for him again. He's underwater with the very people who voted him into office in the first first place and I should say you know when we take a step back into think about why we got to this place in the first place as a super PAC. You know you ask. What is our role typically in any given election year and why this is different This is definitely new territory for us. This is unprecedented for us to launch such a massive fifty million dollar. large-scale paid media program. Typically what we do as we've discussed is tracking research and rapid response. And yet you know you you think about Donald Donald Trump. How do you? How do you find the tracking footage of Donald Trump? That brings him down. I mean this is the guy who lies brazenly reasonably every day with with no shame seemingly about admitting that he lied. This is a guy who bragged on camera about sexually assaulting thing women have about whom multiple women have come forward with credible accusations of sexual assault and nothing has stuck. So what do you do. You know it's easier to find the clip of him not saying something stupid controversial. I think so too. I think we should be keeping track of the number of honesty. Honest phrases. He utters on television rather than the opposite. We'll just make none of that but I won't employ very many people we got. So you know we're thinking Our research team was already conducting extensive research into the trump administration and to date. We've exposed corruption sweetheart. Deals deals nepotism within the administration. You know twenty four year olds who are appointed to positions leading multibillion dollar antidrug programs or kids whose parents owned gas stations and they've given a lot of money to the trump campaign so that somehow qualifies them to direct energy policy. Let's see or the former secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke lying about being a geologist. Write these things we have. We have discovered Edward and brought to light. And so part of what we just needed to tweak is re-jigger the operation somewhat this Corruption the research is still ongoing as we speak but we redirected part of our research operation.
"political director" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
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"political director" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"About women generally but I wanNA talk more specifically about women of color and and even more specifically about black women running for office so we we know that women generally have a harder time say raising money or getting support and they deal with questions of course about their eligibility but just anecdotally. Do you think that the challenges were even greater for women of Color and black women when they run for office these specific challenges oranges around raising money and you know getting party support do think that these challenges were heightened for women of color and one hundred percent. There's barriers that you have just running as a a woman and there are additional barriers that you have running as a woman of color an higher heights in the center for American women and politics. They did a great it report on talking about the barriers that black women in particular face when it comes to running for office and the biggest one is that people aren't aren't going to see you as quote unquote viable electable those words again and you have to work harder. You have to work harder to fundraise you have to you work harder to secure endorsements. You have to work harder. Just get yourself invited to events. They're going to be people who will literally say to you well. We'll this community vote for someone who looks like you and we just no. That's code for will they vote for a woman of color is also code for do you think that people who don't look like you will vote for you and that bothers me so much where people think that people color will only vote but for other people of color because when white candidates run in districts that are majority people color. No one ever doubts their ability to win. It's only when people of color wants to run in a district that is not majority people color. Do people have doubts that's another problem with our political. System is another problem with gatekeepers and that leads to why so many of our offices look the way that they do so four women of color when they are running. It is totally different. They do have to think about fundraising differently. You're probably really not going to raise as much money. You have to think about the fact that you're probably going to have a harder time finding campaign staff and you're really. GonNa have to have uh-huh different sort of hustle and that is what makes someone electable as what may someone. Bible is when they have the hustle in their heart in women. Tell me all the time oh I just talked to so and so. He said that he's not going to support me and Mike. That's fine. That person isn't supporting you but there there are other people who will support you. There are other people out there who are looking for someone like you and counting on you to run and when people say all this. This community has never voted for anyone like you yeah. They hadn't voted for anyone like you until they have voted for someone like you. A woman hasn't been elected to the office until she is. The first woman elected to office. A woman of color isn't the first woman of color elected to office until she is the first woman of color elected to office and algae. BTU TQ Haman isn't the first LGBTQ elected to an office until she is. There's always going to be those naysayers always going to be those doubters but by women will continue to blaze trails and we cannot let the negative thoughts the negative images of women women of color prevent us from wanting to run for office so this is a point that I don't think is made often enough in my opinion and that's what makes a woman electable in what makes the woman electable is getting organizing in electing her. That's what makes her electable yet. That question is still often asks of women when they run run for office but I wanNA talk more specifically when dig a bit deeper and talk about the perception of Alexa ability speaking in the context of the presidential race you know I would imagine that a portion of Biden's popularity for instance and I'm using Biden specifically because he's been most consistently in the lead by popularity. I think is partly due to the perception perception that he's electable and in fact the most electable ironically in a race. That's more diverse than any primary race. We've seen in the past I mean this is the most diverse field the Democratic candidates we've ever had and that includes you know having historic number of women seeking this nomination so again. I don't have data on this us because I don't think anyone has parse the Democratic primary polls to tease out these numbers but I would guess that the perception of binds electability impart driven by the fact that I mean frankly he's a he right. He's not a woman absolutely and Kelly Dittmar just came out with a great piece on CNN n n and she has so many gems in there but the quote I love the most issue says women and people color are used to doing more work to reach the same results as white men and I was just like it if that isn't facts if that isn't the truth and it goes back to what people are comfortable with and when they look at Senator Biden a lot of people are comfortable with him like they know him. They saw what he did. In the Senate they saw what he did as vice president and and they're like okay I know Joe Joe's the guy and a lot of people just WANNA be trump and they feel that he is the best guy to be trump and a lot of that has to do with the fact that people feel that only a white man is a one who is going to be able to be trump but we have to think about the fact that people we'll also said a lot of things about Barack Obama when Barack Obama ran for office he was not viable. He was not electable. There was no way that he could win the Democratic Party. There was no way that he could be John McCain and he did so when we think about these things boaters early on a a lot of it is about what is comfortable for them. What is safe for them. What is it that they know but those things change and the fact that we do you see all these women and women of color getting elected coming out of these tough primaries allotted them unseating incumbents. Those are the things that we have to keep mind that. There are things changing in this country. Yeah I WanNa talk about something that some data that that that's always in the back of my mind that I don't hear people talking about very much that electing women isn't just about representation representation is good reason to elect more women but it's also about the fact that you know based. Some of the data based on the studies that women who are in office are just generally more more productive. They raise more money. Get more bills passed right and you know I just feel like if more people knew about that I it would just be better. We talk about that all the time at emerge because you can imagine a first question I get all the time is why women then. Why are y'all focusing all all these women. What are women GonNa do now. Mike well women are GonNa get stuff done. Sometimes I may say another word but this is a family friendly podcast. Ask but that's what we do. When we are in elected office. We introduce more bills. We co-sponsor more bills. We reach across the aisles when women run for office. There is generally one issue that really drives them but women are not single issue candidates when I look at the bills that are emerge Alonzo's uh-huh introduce particularly in the state houses. It runs the gamut. It's about veterans is about homeless people about the youth environments we care about everything because we want to make sure that we're using our time wisely and that it is going to benefit the community not just the people that elected us but people in the entire state there was a recent report came out not so recent probably like last year where where they talked about in cities where you had more women in elected office the infant mortality rate went down which really it doesn't surprise me and you do have that aspect of women leading women's issues which I disagree with because when we talk about women's issues we're talking about equal pay family leave. Those are community issues. Those are family. Issues and women are going to try to make sure that had everyone is taken care of so yeah. We are absolutely effective and the work that we get done so so you're right. I'm glad you mentioned that because it's not just that women are more prolific prolific and in passing legislation. It's the type of legislation that they pass. I mean part of the data that.
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"And we also think because of the image of women politicians do I have to have the great husband. Do I have to have the perfect family the right house a riot car the right job the right the image. I had that parking ticket in college. I don't think I've paid for oh. My Gosh is someone going to harass me about that. We just think of all of the negative negative that comes with one to run for office and is surpa outweigh the positive the reason why we want to run why we want to be involved in our community men don't do that to themselves. They will wake up and say I'm never ran for public office. I married divorce a whole bunch of women. I bank rotate companies. I can be president of the United States whereas we are thinking of things. That may not really matter. Obviously I'm talking about men like Donald Donald Trump so when we put that type of pressure on ourselves it really does dissuade us from running for office in with the children part a a lot of women do feel that they have to make sure that their children are grown that they have the time because they don't want to disrupt their children's lives chiefs by when we look at so many of the women in the congressional freshman class this year so many of them are mothers because you do you see them saying that you know. I have to do this right now. I can't wait and we see more women running for office because they know that there's there's too much at stake that they have to do it now and we can't wait for other people to be the one stepping up hoping that they make the right decisions. They vote properly on a bill that they keep their promise. We know that we can do at wow so that's why we see so many women wanting to wait because as we put pressure on ourselves other thing about that. I was talking to someone about this last year to that. Men also do this when they lose right. They run for office. They lose and they may get like point five percent of the vote. They're like hey you know what. I'm going to run again whereas women Helen analyze like oh what's wrong when did I do. I don't think I can run again Dan. I need another ten years to prepare. I was actually doing interview last week when someone was asking me about women losing and running again but we see so many women particularly are emerge alums if they lose a race that doesn't mean the end of it like they are back in. They are better and they are stronger than ever because they look at their race and analyze okay. I was really Sean here a not so strong here I can do better. Maybe I didn't have the right campaign team. Who can I reach out to now to get on board so that they can come and work for me and when women do that it may not be winning the first first time it may not be winning the second time but women do run again after they lose. I loved one of our loans. In New Mexico. Her name is Joanne Ferrari and she ran for the State House three times before she won but when she did win on that third time she helps. Democrats increased their majority majority in the State House which was really important so these wins they mean so much when a woman does not not just let losing that first race define her and when she comes back and she comes back stronger and you know when I think about the primary with the historic number number of women who are running this primary and also the story number of women who won seats in the house you know and also just kind of the culture around the media although it's not perfect there's a huge difference. It's between two thousand sixteen and now in relation to how we all relate to women running for office right so there is some improvement there. There's a few things that give me pause and one of them. Just happened happened. Kirsten Gillibrand right she she just left the race for the primary and I just feel like the reason she left the race and we know the connection with without Franken. It's still kind of disheartening because she is being punished. Essentially a for a man's actions and it's things like that that kind of gives me pause to thinking about like how far have we really come so when I think about Senator Gillibrand and her situation relating to Senator Franken when women run for office they do face. How do I WANNA say this. They will be critiqued. Hersher for their decisions than men and and that can be calling out someone on sexual harassment a kid be failing the bar it can be making the decision and not to have children and it is increasingly unfair. I think women have been really great though at fighting back against those criticisms citizens when we look at so many women who ran in one last cycle they were metoo candidates they were calling out the sexual assault since sexual harassment that they had faced in Colorado. You had women who are serving the statehouse calling out a man on who was a serial harasser and that inspired other women to Rhein so when we do see women speaking out against these issues choose like they know they absolutely no. Oh my gosh just the media's. GonNa sail me. Everyone who's supporting my opponent is GonNa Assail me but what they don't I think about is how them speaking up is going to encourage other women to speak up how is going to empower them to want to run for office and the more that we do this. It makes it harder for people to criticize us in say well. You're just hanging air campaign this. This is a good for you. It goes back to being authentic in Senator Gillibrand was authentic and I love that she was unapologetic about her stance that she talk and she cited her son many times when talking about it when she was saying I have to set the example for him about what is is right and what is wrong and how could I look at my son and say that was right and those are the things that matter. That's one of the things that will make her continuing to make her a great senator and elected official and inspiration to women so we do face this undo judgment. I love just seeing US fighting back and standing our ground. Yes you know two things about that so women are kind of right reservations for wanting to run for office or kind kind of validated by the way that we treat women who are running for office that I was thinking about the questions around Stacey Abrams when she was running about her pass student loan debt so she probably had some reservations or women who want to run like Stacey Abrams thinking. Oh I've got this past dead or at like you said this past parking ticket or whatever I've done. I'm going to be judged harshly for that and when they do get into the race they are are but number two the second point is that more women running helps change the culture so when women push against that narrative and they run anyway it's slowly holy helps shift the culture so that you know ten years from now fifteen years from now we won't treat women like that absolutely and speaking about Stacey Abrams who I talk about all day fan of leader Abrams is they did try to use her student loan debt her tax debt against her. Uh All it did was make her relatable people are like Oh. She got soon loans. I got some of them to oh. She has to take care of her family. I have to take care of my family eight the fact that we saw someone who is just like us running for office for a statewide office those things he's actually attract people. That's what makes us a like them because we still live in a society where when we're talking about electability ability viability. We're talking about rich straight white men that is what we are talking about and when we see this error. Jila brands man he see the CDC Abrahams. We are really debunking that myth that those are the only people who are capable of representing us because what you're saying is that elected office is only for a certain type of person and it's not when we want to see a reflective democracy democracy that means that there has to be people from all walks of life sitting at that table and that only happens when we step up and run and I really I appreciate leader Abrahams being so honest about her text at because I have been in rooms where women have said. Yom working on paying off debts. Get my credit score up because you have to have a certain credit score to run for office in those are things that they think because we only see people who are very well ov from a certain socio economic background that a majority of the people representing us so we feel that we have to look like them be like in order to represent our communities and that's absolutely untrue.
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"News, political director recline President Trump on Thursday night, declaring very forcefully, the collusion delusion. That's to me. That's a great band name. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the collusion delusion I'm waiting to hear a lot more about that. But really was a very very big week for this administration with the end of the mullahs report. It's an end of chapter a significant chapter in the Trump presidency. Twenty two months consumed by this investigation and consumed by the unknown that still on the other side of it. You didn't know if the president of the United States was gonna wind up in tighted, maybe impeached as a result of these investigations. So the fact that it came back, and it came and ended with sort of a whimper is in undeniable win for the president. Now, does that change everything does that open up everything? I think we saw lots of evidence of how the nistration gets in its own way on some policy issues. But there's no doubt that the administration is in a better place today than it was just a few days ago. And they can thank Robert Muller in a weird way for it. When do you think we'll see the full report? Or will? We I have to think we will have to think it's on the sooner end of things, but but you know, there's really no guidance on this, and there's no precedent for clearly there's there's some information. That's in these in these reports that it's quite sensitive, and may even take a federal judge to get involved in. I do think though, the public pressure is too much the commitments from the attorney general override everything else in my mind. We will see it. I believe weeks not months is what the Justice department has been telling us. But until that point I think it's important to have some caution around everything that we're told them all the report because as of right now all the we know of it is what what the attorney general who is appointed by President Trump wants us to know about it. So we we really have to wait to reserve final judgment, right? Exactly and eighty percent of Americans even hardcore Trump supporters who've attended his rallies has said. Yeah. Put it out. We wanna see what's in it. Yeah. And I think there's obviously with the taxpayers paid for it. You can't deny the public interest in knowing what's in it. And I think it will come out and some former fashion, and I think it sooner rather than later. I think there'll be questions that linger because that's Washington. And that's how things work, but there has to be an end to the chapter at some point. Okay. So the first thing that the president did after the Miller report came out besides say, the report came out collusion delusion is health care. I mean, he he said, okay. We're now going to try to again repeal ObamaCare putting it soundly in the congressional Republicans lap. They don't really want. It do they know they have no desire to revisit this. They feel stung by it already. They lost the house of representatives. You can argue because of this issue so to go back to it that was not in the playbook that was not on anyone's plan for twenty twenty messaging may not even been on the president's plan. But look policy is is what the president gets the set. He he may be setting political schedule aside on this. But I have been struck by how few Republicans have been willing to to jump to the administration's defense or to try to scramble to fill the void of policies. Void there is no plan to replace ObamaCare. If it is thrown out, and and Republicans are aware of that. And quite afraid of what that means. Finally, can you tell me what what's the mood like in Washington? Now. I mean, it's got to be different than it was a week ago at this time when we were all sitting there going, oh my gosh. It's coming out. It's coming out the reports coming out. What's it like now, emotional exhaustion? I think you wait. You anticipate you go so long. We're all on a razor's edge for months literally waiting for this report, and it comes and now we're in a weird nether world where we haven't seen the final report. So I think everyone can probably use a nice long nap. Maybe a little vacation before we gear up for this next phase ABC's reclined to political director here at ABC news. Thank you so much. Thank you, Sherry. Chicago.
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"Political director recline, I read some recently that the report will be not the beginning of the end of all of this. But rather the end of the beginning the start of what will be hearings and lawsuits and investigations you agree with that. Yeah. I think a misconception around Muller that he is the only investigative entity out there, actually, what he was charged with was a specific thing that actually then morphed into other areas and produced quite a number of indictments and pleasing alike, but it's very possible. If not more than likely that he's going to refer things out to other people and inside the Justice department, and he's going to plant all kinds of seeds that could. Grow in congress over the ensuing year, year and a half. So I think whatever he produces just gonna be a roadmap for others to follow the very little expectation that he's gonna try to indict the president. So that's not the way that this presidency ends one way or the other. But it could lead in a lot of different directions after that can you compare what's going on with the mullahs report. And with the southern district of New York. I mean, is it just a part an arm of that is just something that came out of the Miller report, it's an offshoot, but it may be something that's developed separately. And I think people close to the president have thought that this other district posed more of an existential threat to the presidency been anything that Muller was up to in less Muller found the smoking gun of collusion with Russia, then that was not going to likely be a cause for impeachment. But depending on what the southern district is up to and what could be learned about the various tentacles of that investigation as a released the Trump, businesses and finances and campaign finance all of that is opens up a whole can of worms of the president. Would rather not see exposed the president has said that he. He's not really worried about these lawsuits that have been filed against declaring the national emergency. What about the move by the house? It doesn't seem like there's much threat there either. I think the move by the house is more symbolic because it's likely to get vetoed. Anyway, I think it's actually more interesting in the Senate just because it puts somebody Republicans in a tough spot. Mitch McConnell was among those who said this is a bad idea. He changed his mind after the president went forward with the declaration. I think there's a sense of relief that we're not in the throes of another government shutdown, but beyond that there's so much discomfort. Still among conservatives to see an emergency declaration like this. There's worry about the president. And I don't know what a straight vote in the Senate looks like I think you'd have a decent number of Republicans joining with Democrats to approve of the disapproval to join Nancy Pelosi in the Democrats in saying this this should not have happened but not enough to override a veto. No, that's of course, the key threshold, and that's what makes it symbolic. But I think it's an interesting and important marking point for the balance of this president's term with divided government with the Democrats controlling the legislative agenda in one chamber of congress and with. A growing number of conservatives concerned about the course of the presidency ABC's reclined. Thank you as always Sherry. Seventy seven year old Bernie Sanders announcing he is running for president in twenty twenty. Our campaign.
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"Another caravan of migrants headed to the US. President also continued campaigning with the midterms just two weeks away. So much of DC has been consumed by the disappearance of Jamal kashogi and Hal America's responded to possible transgressions by one of its top allies. We talked about all of it. ABC news deputy political director, maryalice parks. Tell me how the Jamal kashogi story has been playing out politically across the country. To imagine that voter is going to cast their vote eighteen days on this issue alone. But I just surprised at our own polling that the issue of rooting out corruption in Washington is increasingly important to American voters in our latest poll. It was ranked third ahead of even taxes and immigration. So as much as this story starts to look more and more like sketchy starts to look like the president is more concerned with an arms deal. I can see voter thinking all just looks too swampy, and they're very interested in trading swamp. Former house speaker Newt Gingrich who was a Trump ally said this week that Republicans should be focusing on two things this metro Cavanaugh and caravan now those definitely play to the base. But what about everybody else? Maryalice, right. This is no longer a primary. This is a general election, and while those two issues do play the Republican base art experiences that they play just as much the democratic base as well. Remember, this is the year where we have a flood of first time female. Male candidates and brand new female voters who were specifically inspired to get involved in American politics in response to this president out localizing energizing and making sure that new people are registered to vote. So while those issues can be good for bringing out Republican voters. They can be good for bringing out democratic voters to and they're not the kinds of issues that the middle of the country. More moderates in the country are excited to talk about what are those in the middle part of the country excited to talk about healthcare, health care and jobs in the economy. It is remarkable not only in our own polling, but also anecdotally when we're out in the states, how often issue of healthcare comes up everything from the rising costs of prescription drugs to confusion over the healthcare market frustrations. That premiums are still up and a lot of distrust that Washington isn't actually doing anything that making those issues better when you talked about healthcare, whether is those things you mentioned or younger. People who are going from job to job that is something that we in the media. Just don't talk about is it. No, it's not as flashy if not as simple as sort of interesting viral video if these are complicated question so the insurance market, and what makes them go out breakouts. How you protect them with preexisting conditions. Howard insurance company can wait or charge people differently based on age or gender, those are complicated. Wonky issues that are hard to talk about, but they really impact people's lives right now when wages have still felt stagnant. For a lot of people a few hundred dollars increased every month or a year in their health insurance can really make or break the Bank. Okay. So final question, if the Democrats do take the house is a lot of people are thinking that they might how come the prediction is that we won't be talking about health care. I'm twenty nine thousand nine we'll be talking about subpoenas for the Trump campaign. That's interesting. I think Democrats are going to have to find a way to to watch gum. If they want to govern six, actually, there are a lot of Democrats both here in Washington and around the country that are interested in some of those subpoenas interested in in in running proper investigations about this administration running very aggressive investigations against this president looking into the Russia by Russia, collusion or Russian meddling, his tax return, etc. But there are just as many Democrats that they we can't do that alone. We would have to show the American people what a democratic government was look like. And so I imagine they're going should be pushing bills and pushing legislation, but also pushing sort of committee time and subpoena time focused both on healthcare and wages as well. As investigating this administration coming.
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"ABC political director reclines as Democrats and Republicans are ready to put this particular nomination behind them since the political discussion of Brad Kavanagh is not likely to flip any Senate seats. They wanna move on to what they see is the core issues of this election. Whether that's jobs in the economy or safety or health care is more than a month ago before midterm elections. President Trump's stumps in Minnesota as the midterms draw closer in the home of the mayo clinic talked healthcare, we will always protect Americans with pre existing conditions. He calls the midterms one of the most important congressional elections in our lifetime, Texas congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee office is under arrest for doc. Seeing a number of GOP senators now dachshund is when someone's private information gets posted on the internet jackson-lee fired him as soon as police alerted her. I strongly condemn the individuals. Indefensible and criminal behavior in the past week. Several centers have had their phone numbers and addresses posted to Wikipedia the Justice department charges seven Russian intelligence operatives for persistent hacking that targeted anti doping agencies who exposed Russia's athletic, juicing and other American companies, organizations and employees the Russians got cut with three equipment people who were doing it. And they have got to pay the piper Defense Secretary James Madison's is the latest reckless behavior from Moscow DeKalb county woman dies from West Nile virus and ninety two year old Dunwoody woman is the first West Nile related death into DeKalb this year, but Sandra's before with DeKalb county helped tells me they are seeing a lot of West Nile infected mosquitoes this year, unusually large number of positive polls that we've seen, but we see quite a bit and DeKalb is conducting door-to-door campaigns to help eliminate mosquito breeding sites four points.
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"Crime scene the defense says early alex suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome prosecutors are asking for the death penalty in santa ana corporate carson kfi news news brought to you by dr retirement of dhaka have rallied in pasadena where a federal appeals court hearing has been held about whether to end the program daca protects certain young illegal immigrants from being deported turtles political director paolo morales tells ktla he expects the issue will be decided by the supreme court yard democracy and there's checks and balances in that democracy and with the president has done north thinks he can do as essentially just write something up and call it quits on that end but it doesn't work that way you're not king there's a process so everything daca program has protected about seven hundred thousand young people brought to the us illegally as children or who came with families that overstayed visas traffic from the helpful socal honda traffic center slow in east l a on the five this is on the southbound side were delays earlier served out leaving the sixty freeway taking you all the way towards valley view in la morada now the drive out of make that tested on the five northbound slowing from jamboree delays taking you ahead to the twenty two and two corona ninety one eastbound still backing up from your canyon looking better by green river and finally so va host stay clear of pacific park drive it's off limits between molten in la paz due to an investigation after an earlier explosion oh alternates take molten or pause that'll get you through kfi in the sky helps get you there faster i'm angel martinez oak tree law yes you gotta call oaktreelaw if you have any kind of money issues they are the only game in town a couple in seamy valley at seventy king silly.
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"He's not something that we're not like shocked by but harold harold what were you doing letting him dictate that to you mr dr it just doesn't make any anyway so he's i don't know if you i don't know if there's any repercussions from that from allowing yourself to be used that way your name to a letter and someone's health condition like that but white house lawyer tycoon dub has told abc news that he's going to retire from the white house's special counsel abc's political director rick klein is joining us to talk more about this rick i thanks for coming on i gotta ask you this tie cobb story i know the white house says that he's been talking about retirement but come on the timing of this has got to be important yeah fascinating what kind of things that he talked to you guys about today well we talked about the possibility which is on the table of a bob bob muller having that interview with with the president i think one other big headline to me was that we asked about the leak of mahler's questions the president said it to leak and he said it was outrageous well cop told us it wasn't muller side that did it i he believes it was someone on the president's side who's doing it because they're trying to sink the possibility of an interview or otherwise just create chaos inside the legal team that's a pretty stark admission and you also said that the mind bob what was doing a good job doing the job he was named to do and had no quarrel no problems with it again this is at the same time that his boss is is tweeting negative things about muller rosenstein rick can you talk a little bit more about the significance of bringing and flood i think i think there's a symbolic significance in a former impeachment lawyer there's also just a granular understanding significance in that we're going to be headed toward crises and confrontations hi cobb i well i i think i think when you take the.
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"That um hannah brunner who is being she's the political director at young democrats of arkansas and the volunteer coordinator of the democrat is running for secretary state here in arkansas she's got explanation out there on facebook she shared the arkansas coalition for reproductive justices event all i see so abortion is much more important to these people then then standing with um those who have been victims of abuse okay i got it and says after a lot of talking and soul searching it is with heavy hearts that allison and i come forward and say that we will not be holding a separate me to march we've come to the conclusion that is for the best to combine this evert with that of the reproductive justice rally and the women's march marcher in arkansas following weekend we appreciate all the support that we received throughout this endeavor and i wish we could say we did something incredibly powerful however the 20th will be a day to come together and i believe it will be beautiful last year when i attended the women's march i felt empowered loved him believe it is my hope that this year you will feel that as well again thank you to everyone who reached out the mi2 movement is powerful and has been around for many years really i think the whole hashtag me to thing actually just got started the with a harvey weinstein thing coming up but the democrats they can kind of make stuff up as it goes along and not be held accountable just like oh okay rebutting najjar head and just okay she says it is one that i.
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"For more we go to washington dc where we are joined by eric and alone one of the aid activists just released from jail late wednesday after being arrested friday and deal as a nationally known immigrant rights activists who served as a spokesperson for the bernie sanders campaign and help him craft immigration policy she's the political director for our revolution she's a dhaka recipient she's a dreamer who grew up in arizona and 2013 her house was raided an immigration agents picked up her mother and brother erica and deal a welcome back to democracy now you've just come off of a hungerstriking jospin released from jail can you talk about why you were protesting on friday what happened and what your demanding now of course good morning me you know for us the time is now we have been waiting for too long to peasantry marked i started organising in two thousand nine for do dream act and this bill was actually introduces two thousand in one since been 17 years and we still have not been able to have a piece of legislation that has been supported by more than seventy percent of americans this is that way partisan bill there's absolutely no question of why you know it still has in past and for me my only my only answer is that it's just been played as a political football by by both parties democrats and republicans and so for us it was important to go to a senator schumer's offers and give him a very very important demand which is for him to use his power as the leader of the minority uh in the senate and to make sure that everybody who he actually is able to whip votes on this bench ding male is a dramatic snyder added unfortunately we we went to jail for six days it was definitely not a place where i wanted to be um and we wrist all of this because we we had the courage to do so and unfortunately are just came out of jail last night and uh heard that senator schumer didn't even have the courage to to meet our demand and so we're still pushing there's still time they still have time to do this the erika and.
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"Faz thank you so much for joining us today impacted the people who had to be with you dry thank you you're with the aclu as the political director him how did you get to the ciu well so they still you found me two degrees us after i worked for harry reid uh for the past four and a half years enter your mayor of the executive director of the aclu reached out and said hey where we get this trouble meant and we're trying to rebuild our political muscle at the aclu we're looking for some topnotch people to come on board and helpless flex that aclu political muscle will you help us do that unlike hell yes this is the right time the right place the right people i felt really great talking with him in the senior staff really good about the architecture the aclu got fifty state affiliates had enough people know that got fifty state infrastructure right there as a political director walking in the door you'd like you you you you understand you've got this incredible architecture to work with so really just meant cata building in some new strength and tools and skills into the into this architecture how was it working for re hey read is a man i could spend an hour with you talking about what a met what an amazing personnel that manas he's like family to me i mean he everything from the personnel to the fact that when i had my child he pulled my wife into the room and said i want you to keep them home anytime you need him uh and tell anyone that hey reid said it was okay uh and that's because i had a want him here thinking about his child when he's here i want him thinking about work and so if you need him home keep him home so things from the personal.