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Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Dana Loesch
"Congressman from Indianapolis who has never done anything for the city of Indianapolis. By the way, who on Lee has a job because his grandmother was Julia Carson? Congresswoman from Indianapolis. Andre Carson's on the Grift, baby. You know the difference between Andre Carson and Donald Trump Jr Donald Trump Jr is actually accomplished something I asked. I love that line. I love that line because it's always you know all those trump kids. They've never done anything done more than Andre Carson. Andre Carson took over the family business and has never once provided a results for his district. Yeah, he has job fairs. I mean, I live right around there and I I always supported job. Fair, right. People need jobs, always supported job fair. That's what he does. That's what he does that and agrees with receded to leave that that that you shouldn't exist. Right? She didn't leave accused Israel implementing Jim Crow laws. Went back to accusing former President Trump of calling Mexicans rapists. He didn't do that. He didn't say all Mexicans are rapists but never allow the facts to get in the way of a good lie. This guy doesn't denounce Hamas. He supports toe leave, who believes Israel should be wiped off the map. This is what we're dealing with. Meanwhile, thousands of rockets continue to fly. If it wasn't for the iron Dome, you would have hundreds. Hundreds of Israelis dead. And Rick Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence, is asking the right question. Well, this is ridiculous. There are no human rights violations going on.
The Bidens Reported $600,000 in Income in 2020
"Simon No. One returning to tradition dating back to President Nixon, then broken by President Trump. The Bidens have released their tax returns. President Biden and the first lady earned $607,000 last year and paid a 25.9% federal income tax rate. The Bidens donated more than $30,000 to 10 Charities, the largest donation to the boat. Biden Foundation, named for the
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Dennis Prager
"Updated that authorization on February 11 2015 and later in 2016. Mr Obama expanded A, um F to include Isis and other foreign groups that are trying to hurt the Yusa. Once again that has not been widely reported. But a president has the power with a pen and paper as Mr Obama might say, to write down the name of a terror group. And say the U. S. A. Is going to attack it so Terror groups overseas and this is where the colonial pipeline group is can be destroyed with U. S drones and special forces. Yeah. The number of Jones that America has is classified. Barack Obama did use them, and so did President Trump. In fact, The U. S. Air Force has a fleet of 10,000 drones ready to go right now, according to Columbia University experts believe approximately 150 people. Are targeted for death by drone strikes every year. The most famous President Trump ordering the death off Iranian General Kasem Solo Mani near Baghdad. On January. 3rd 2020 remember that? Well, soul Amani got blown up, and so did I and other people, including five Iranians and for Iraqis. Back to the hack the on Li Wei. To stop attacks on American infrastructure in the future. Is to designate hackers as terrorists. That is the on Lee Way to do this. We can't be paying ransom to any group that decides to attack our infrastructure. And believe me, this is going to become a major problem. Now it will take courage for a president to do that. But remember Barack Obama and Donald Trump both did it very quietly. And they were effective in stopping Iranian terrorism and Isis. So that's what should happen to the hacks. I'm Bill O'Reilly. I approve that message by writing it in a moment, something you might not know..
Parler Returns to the App Store
"After several major tech companies effectively blocked the social media app parlor earlier this year. It's now back in apple's app store and users are once again able to use their iphones to log in for more on this. I'm joined by our tech reporter. Sara adelman hey sarah thanks for joining me. My pleasure okay. So it's been a while since we've talked about parlor. Can you remind us what this platform is and why all these various tech platforms blocked parlor is a social media service. That bills itself as an unbiased free speech alternative to the more mainstream platforms like facebook and twitter. It has a lot looser. Policies content moderation and. It's attracted many high-profile conservative media personalities. Such as fox. News host sean hannity supporters of former president trump and even people who've been banned by other large social networks like the right Far-right talk show host. A conspiracy theorist alex jones and the reason parlor was taken down by the app store and google play and why amazon stopped providing cloud hosting services to it is because of the kind of content that appeared on parlour especially in the days leading up to the capitol hill riots. There were a lot of calls for violence and rhetoric. That just didn't fly with those companies rules. Okay so where has parlor ben since. Then what's been going on behind the scenes for parlor basically went dark. You couldn't get to it on the internet in terms like a website and you couldn't get to its apps in february resumed operations on websites and also on android devices. The company has a new web hosting service. So it's not using amazon anymore. It said that it's not planning to make an effort to get onto google. Play being that you can access the app through android versions of the platform. Anyway google does power the android operating system but that is distinct from google play. And so that's when it resumed in at that point they said they had about twenty million users up from fifty million prior to when it went dark and then since then parlor has been trying to regain access to apple's app store and that has happened now.
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on The Vegas Take
"Okay, As I mentioned to start the show, we have some breaking news. We've been covering the Andrew Brown Jr shooting. Okay. This was the shooting that took place in North Carolina, where it certainly appears as though police have not been forthcoming with body camera evidence. Well, guess what? Andrew Womble, the county D a out there held a press conference. I got to tell you, folks, I cannot believe what I heard from the district attorney. We're gonna have the audio. We're gonna play it for you. We're gonna break it down and new evidence that's come out next. News. I'm Chris Foster. North Carolina prosecutor says the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr in his car last month was justified that the officers thought Brown was going to run them over and there will be no charges a bill to create a bipartisan commission to look into the right of the capital, January. 6th is opposed by House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. The House is expected to vote on the creation of the commission this week. The agreement to form the commission was reached last week by the House Homeland Security Committee. McCarthy could potentially be among those called to testify as he had a phone conversation with former president Trump during the Capitol attack. Fox is time to J. Powers. There's a Republican counterproposal to President Biden's infrastructure spending plan. A group of Senate Republicans led by West Virginia, Shelley Moore Capito will meet with administration officials This afternoon. Republicans have put forward a narrowly tailored plane around $600 billion, far less than the nearly $2 Trillion proposal from President.
Parler Returns to the Apple App Store
"After several major tech companies effectively blocked the social media app parlor earlier this year. It's now back in apple's app store and users are once again able to use their iphones to log in for more on this. I'm joined by our tech reporter. Sara adelman hey sarah thanks for joining me. My pleasure okay. So it's been a while since we've talked about parlor. Can you remind us what this platform is and why all these various tech platforms blocked parlor is a social media service. That bills itself as an unbiased free speech alternative to the more mainstream platforms like facebook and twitter. It has a lot looser. Policies content moderation and. It's attracted many high-profile conservative media personalities. Such as fox. News host sean hannity supporters of former president trump and even people who've been banned by other large social networks like the right Far-right talk show host. A conspiracy theorist alex jones and the reason parlor was taken down by the app store and google play and why amazon stopped providing cloud hosting services to it is because of the kind of content that appeared on parlour especially in the days leading up to the capitol hill riots. There were a lot of calls for violence and rhetoric. That just didn't fly with those companies
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Later today, w t o p at 11 51. We're learning that Amazon's crown jewels for its second headquarters in Arlington. May not meet certain height standards. They're the helix is supposed to be the centerpiece of Amazon's HQ, too. But the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority finds the structure will be too tall, exceeding FAA height standards near Reagan National Airport by 13. FT. Amazon is responding, telling w t o p that they look forward to continue working with the FAA on their application. A person familiar with Amazon's HQ to construction tells us that this is not the final design but that they believe it is in line with FAA regulations. A source with direct knowledge of the FAA review process says exceeding one of their standards is not a restriction and is only an indicator that further study is needed. Ken Duffy Wtlv news. It's 11 52, President Biden and Vice President Harris have both released copies of their 2020 federal income tax returns marking the 23rd time the Bidens have publicly released their returns. The president and first lady earned roughly $607,000 in 2020. They paid a federal income tax rate of nearly 26%. Vice President Harris and Second gentleman Doug Am, Hoff reported nearly $1.7 million in income and paid more than $621,000 in federal taxes. At CBS reporter Sarah Evil Weiss, former president Trump never released his tax returns, saying he was under audit. The second gentleman Dog him off. The husband of Vice president Kamila Harris is visiting Annapolis. Today, he'll participate in a listening session with small business owners on their experiences navigating challenges posed by the Corona virus pandemic. Also visit and tour, UM, museum that was the recipient of the Paycheck protection program. He'll be joining the event by Maryland U. S. Senator Ben Carden and Congressman John Sarbanes. As well as a small business administration administrator, Isabella Guzman..
Trump to Speak at North Carolina GOP Convention on June 5
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting former president trump will speak at the North Carolina GOP convention in June former president Donald Trump will speak in person at the North Carolina Republican Party convention next month party officials say trump will deliver remarks at the June fifth convention dinner in Greenville a spokeswoman for the N. C. G. O. P. says trump's speech will be closed to the media and journalists will not be able to view it via live stream or alternate forms trump's last significant public speech was in February at the conservative political action conference convention in Florida micron CEO Washington it is far from being over
Fresh update on "president trump" discussed on Derek Hunter
"Maybe Riley update message of the day hackers. Ah group attacked the colonial pipeline. Bringing chaos to the East Coast. Gas stations ran out of fuel car lines developed. It was like the Jimmy Carter days. Reports say the pipeline company paid $5 million Who the hackers to desist that Was a major mistake. So what should happen is President Biden designating the hackers? The group the black something we don't even know exactly who they are yet. President Biden should designate whoever did this as Terrorists because they are assaulting the security of the U. S. A. Now, all presidents have the power to do that under the use of military force against terrorist act. I bet you've never heard of that. I'll say it again. The use of military force against terrorist act or the an acronym A. Um, F President Obama updated that authorization. On February 11 2015 and later in 2016. Mr Obama expanded A, um F to include Isis and other foreign groups that are trying to hurt the Yusa. Once again that has not been widely reported. But a president has the power with a pen and paper as Mr Obama might say, to write down the name of a terror group. And say the U. S. A. Is going to attack it so Terror groups overseas and this is where the colonial pipeline group is can be destroyed with U. S drones and special forces. Now the number of drones that America has is classified. Barack Obama did use them, and so did President Trump. In fact, The U. S. Air Force has a fleet of 10,000 drones ready to go right now, according to Columbia University experts believe approximately 150 people are targeted for death. My drone strikes every year. The most famous President Trump ordering the death off Iranian General Kasem Sulamani near Baghdad. On January. 3rd 2020 remember that? Well, solo Bonnie got blown up, and so did I and other people, including five Iranians and for Iraqis. But back to the hack the on Li Wei. To stop attacks on American infrastructure in the future. Is to designate hackers as terrorists. That is the on Lee Way to do this. We can't be paying ransom to any group that decides to Attack our infrastructure. And believe me, this is going to become a major problem. Now it will take courage for a president to do that. But remember Barack Obama and Donald Trump both did it very quietly. And they were effective in stopping Iranian terrorism and Isis. So that's what should happen to the hacks. I'm Bill O'Reilly. I approve that message by writing it in a moment, something you might not know..
Most Republican Voters Are Not Worried About Cheney's Removal
"The Republican Party that led to Congresswoman Liz Cheney, being voted out of her House leadership Post last week is not worrying GOP voters. 80% of Republicans who had heard about the House vote tell a CBS News poll that they do agree with Cheney's removal. They agree that she was off message on supportive of president and Trump former president Trump and wrong about the 2020 presidential election. Survey of nearly 1000 Republicans was conducted by YouGov last Wednesday through Friday. It has a margin of error of 3.5% points. Ah, former
Trump Critic Liz Cheney Cautions Jan. 6 Riot Could Happen Again
"Liz Cheney criticized Republican lawmakers for downplaying the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Cheney says that claims from President Trump That the 2000 to 20 election was stolen are a threat to American democracy. Once January six happened, that that's the end. And that has been, I think the most disappointing thing to me. That more of my colleagues have not been willing to stand up and say that could never happen again. Janey spoke on ABC this week, which can be heard Sundays on Bloomberg. Congressional Republicans voted Friday to replace Cheney with Trump loyalists Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York as House Republican Conference chair. It has been more than
Liz Cheney Drama Is Not Significant for Everyday Americans Despite the Media Hype
"A critical of Mr Trump and publicly supportive of Liz Cheney and Dan Crunch of Texas, who says he's neither a trump loyalist. Or an anti trump, er and I'm gonna begin with Congressman Crenshaw. Congressman Welcome to meet the press on Let me just start with whether you agree with the following analysis, which is This. Cheyney was kicked out of leadership simply because she wouldn't carry the water of former President Trump's election lies. Do you agree with that statement? No. Fundamentally, I don't look Thanks for having me on. I was a little surprised because I've been so detached from this drama, and it is drama over the past month. But I have followed it. And look, you can't forget that We already had this vote for Liz Cheney. We had this vote in that vote was directly because of her vote for impeachment, and she won overwhelmingly Republican Conference said. Look, we disagree and listed, not apologize, and she said she would not apologize. And she still won that vote overwhelmingly to be a leader in our conference. You can't forget that you can't cross over that fact. What happened after that? I think the reason that a lot of our colleagues got got more frustrated with her is because effectively, she kept demanding that everybody else start apologizing. So she refuses to apologize. Which is fine. I don't think she should. Then she demands everybody else does. And I think what Kevin McCarthy was trying to say there was. Look, there is disagreement, and it's time to move on. We can. We can keep having that fight if we'd like. But what is the point? What is the outcome? When in reality, we need to be talking about the things that American people actually care about. I got to tell you. This is not the subject that I'm asked about. I get asked a lot of questions, always doing events was meeting with people. I never get asked about this. I get us about buys the rising inflation. Why is there a border crisis? What is going on in the Middle East? Why can't we get gas? What is happening to our energy infrastructure? Why can't I hire people where they're getting paid by the government to stay at home instead of come to work. These are things that really affect people, not this internal drama. And one of the reasons I agreed to come on your show is basically to say that this isn't that important to people well, but why should anybody believe a word you say if the Republican Party itself doesn't have credibility I'm
FCC Wants to Help Americans Pay for Broadband
"So mike you were recently about. Nfc program to help americans pay for their broadband right. That's correct and it's officially up and running. Now it's called the emergency broadband benefit program and it was part of the roughly nine hundred billion covid. Nineteen relief package passed by congress in december twenty twenty and signed by president trump after that within the package was three point. Two billion set aside for the federal communications commission to cover the program what it does provide a discount of up to fifty dollars a month toward broadband bills for eligible households and up to seventy five a month for households on qualifying tribal lands eligible. Households also can receive a one time discount up to one hundred dollars to buy a laptop or desktop computer or tablet from participating providers. They contribute more than ten dollars but less than fifty dollars to the purchase. How do you know if you qualify for this. Well we have appropriate in my story on tech that usa today dot com. But here's some information. For instance if you qualify for the lifeline program a program that helps low income. Americans purchase broadband access. You automatically qualify for this. You also qualify. If you're on medicaid or your partner you participate in the snap program also eligible as any home with an income at or below one hundred thirty five percent of the federal poverty guidelines. So math is involved as are those in the free and reduced lunch school program school lunch program. I should say in school breakfast. Program and homes for students who are pell. grant recipients also eligible. Some homes have had substantial loss of income since february. Twenty nine twenty twenty like i said my story has links to all these spots and how to figure out whether you qualify. You can also go to the site. You could probably find it there. But i would suggest coming to my story overall. There's about eight hundred twenty. Five broadband providers wired and wireless participate in the program including names like. At and t. comcast t molin
Biden Reverses Trump Order Barring Immigrants Who Cannot Afford Healthcare
"Era rules have just been scrapped by President Biden. He's revoking a proclamation by President Trump that suspended entry of immigrants who would financially burdened healthcare system. He's also revoking an executive order that made vandalizing federal statues of felony.
House GOP Votes Representative Elise Stefanik Into Leadership
"Lawmakers in the House have elected New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to the number three GOP leadership post after booting Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney. I want to congratulate at least the phonic and welcome Welcome her to the leadership team. Cheney has been critical of former president Trump. How are
House GOP Elects Trump Defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 Post
"House Republicans have elected a trump loyalist to their leadership ranks in hopes of calming in intraparty fight new York's Elista phonic has been promoted to the party's number three post replacing a Liz Cheney who has written the ex-president's false election fraud claims stuff politics become an avid trump defender who amplified many of the claims while some Republicans are trying to pull the party away from him I believe that voters determine the leader of the Republican Party and president trump is the leader that they look to I support president trump wants to phonics promotion is unlikely to ease GOP tensions quickly with many hard right conservatives saying her centrist voting record makes for a bad fit for party leadership Sager mag ani Washington
Elise Stefanik and Chip Roy to Vie for House GOP Leadership Post
"May be in the running to replace representative list chaining of Wyoming as the GOP's House conference chair. House Republicans ousted Cheney from that position yesterday, partly because she voted to impeach former President Trump last year. Representative chip away from Austin may be considering a run against representative Elise Stefanik of New York, a Texas
Understanding the Israel-Hamas Conflict
"In israel. The death toll is rising as fighting between israel and hamas intensifies last night israeli. Prime minister benjamin. Netanyahu said that he would be sending in the military and border police across the country to restore order as communal violence. Spread within israel's borders at the same time among those in the midst of the violence are arab israelis are the descendants of palestinians who remained in israel after the nine hundred forty eight war that established the country. We want to take a closer look at the genes of this. Most recent conflict the efforts to quell the violence. And how all of this plays into the overall security of the region joining me from tel aviv. Is w j reporter. Felicia schwartz felicia. I'm glad we could connect with you fall for horrible so felicia over time. We know there has been tension between israel and hamas. We've seen three war since hamas seized control of the gaza strip in two thousand seven. The most recent tension dates back to the spring of twenty. Eighteen came after president. Trump recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. Explain to me what's happening now. That's prompting this violence that we're seeing today so among us decided to become a part of these long simmering tensions in jerusalem that sort of exploded around ramadan this year and around the same time. There is a looming decision on a court case about whether to evict palestinians from a sort of strategically situated neighborhood in east jerusalem. There were demonstrations there. They spread to the mosque. One of the holiest sites in islam. Israeli police had pretty heavy handed. Response there to some people who are bringing rocks and fireworks to the compound and there were these very violent confrontations between police and worshippers. Police were using stun grenades rubber bullets. There were a lot of injuries. There
Liz Cheney Reacts After Being Ousted From Republican Leadership
"Cheney today was voted out of that leadership job by her republican colleagues in the house seems telling to me that they were so brave they wouldn't even take a roll-call vote on that they did it by voice vote so nobody would have to be on the record in terms of what they did today to throw her out of office. Cheney herself though is still a member of congress in good standing and she each day proves herself well and truly capable of keeping the record straight herself. We have had the conference meeting. I am absolutely committed. As i said last night as i said just now to my colleagues that we must go forward based on truth we cannot both embrace the big lie and embraced the constitution and going forward The nation needs it. The nation needs a strong republican party. The nation needs a party that That is based upon fundamental principles of conservatism. And i am committed and dedicated to ensuring that. That's how this party goes forward. And i plan to lead the fight to do that. How concerned are you. That former president trump might end up back in the oval office. What are you prepared to do to prevent it. I will do everything i can to. Ensure that the former president never again get anywhere near the oval office. We have seen the danger That he continues to provoke with his language We have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the constitution And i think it's very important that we make sure whomever we elect is somebody who will be faithful to the constitution feel betrayed by today's i do not i think that It is an indication of where the republican party is and. I think that the party is in place that we've got to bring it back from and we've got to get back to a position where we are party that fight for conservative principles that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward By the very dangerous lies of a former president thank you.
Cheney Defiant, Republicans Oust Her From Leadership for Rebuking Trump
"Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney's been voted out of her conference chair Roll. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the vote wasn't about Cheney's criticism of former President Trump to do the conference chair job. About the messaging going forward. This has nothing to do about how somebody voted. This has nothing to do about they voted for impeachment or not. Janey says. Even without her leadership role, she'll keep fighting to improve the Republican Party. We are a party that can fight for conservative principles that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president Cheney was the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress
Republicans Oust Liz Cheney From House Leadership
"Cheney has been officially removed from her GOP House leadership post. This, of course, follows the open criticism of former President Trump and a last ditch pitch to hang on to her power in a floor speech last night, millions of Americans have been misled by the former president again. Liz Cheney, officially removed from her GOP house leadership
House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post
"House Republicans have punished one of their leaders for her repeated rebukes of former president trump four months Liz Cheney has ripped trump's false claims that the election was stolen and says he continues posing a threat today house Republicans remove Cheney as their number three leader more evidence of the ex-president's grip on the party Cheney says she'll work to break it I will do everything I can to ensure that data the former president never again gets anywhere near the oval office and to convince fellow Republicans they have to move on from trump we cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the constitution Sager mag ani Washington
House GOP Expels Liz Cheney From Leadership
"House House Republicans Republicans have have voted voted to to remove remove representative representative Liz Liz Cheney Cheney as as GOP GOP conference conference chair. chair. Chaney's Chaney's been been very very vocal vocal with with her opposition of former president Trump repeatedly calling him out over his election fraud claims immediately after the vote, Cheney responded. I think that it is an indication of where the Republican Party is, and I think that the party is in a place that we've got to bring it back from and we've got to get back. Back to a position where we are a party to confide for conservative principles that can fight for substance. We cannot be dragged backward by the very dangerous lies of a former president, she says. She's not backing down. I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office. No love lost between the two in a statement. Mr Trump calls List Trainee A bitter, horrible human being. CBS News Special
"president trump" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Good jobs strong family safe communities a vibrant culture at a great nation for all americans. And that's what we're creating voice we haven't heard from and what seems like forever. Thanks to him being shut down on social media but former president trump loud and clear yesterday during his keynote address at cpac saying he won't form his own party but he's not ruling out a run in twenty twenty four kind of hinted strongly at that possibility but left it open ended. Fox's eban brown. Was there joins us now to recap the weekend. I guess he got the reception of rockstars at right evan as usual the adulation was there for sure That the conservative wing of the republican party is still very much in the donald trump's corner. That was certainly demonstrated last night. I noticed i was watching it. And i noticed they were like no wearing masks there I think that in south the The whole where they heard the speech people have their masks off because they were In in in a split spot where they were allowed to maskless for most of the convention for most of everything through the weekend that especially in the areas where people roam around freely and visit different stations. Everyone was master. Rarely saw person without a mask and in fact. If anyone didn't have a mask on a hotel staff came up right away with a mask for them to put on unfailingly so so Any narrative the people running around on bass the whole weekend. This is just completely untrue. Fall as amy cinema ago. It's been a couple of months since we've heard from donald trump it still looks and sounds like donald trump. But i'm wondering if you detected any kind of shift in his positions or attitudes or you know he's had a couple of months to to consider his presidency and his future catch any differences in the not really no he. He was certainly quite I think he was actually quite happy to to get the reception. He did i i. I'm sure that he probably had a little bit of trepidation. but He he got very self assured pretty quickly at being in in that room What was so. I i think different. And perhaps maybe something that might surprise. A lot of people were that even though everyone loved him there and they couldn't wait to hear from him A lot of people. I spoke to our political novices. They came to their first Political convention like this a lot of them never political before before a few years ago And they say that they are now trump republicans and they want to Run for office to to Further those policies many of them were already launched rational campaigns In their hometowns against welsh well entrenched or long-term long-serving democrats saying that Their their communities benefited. And i'm talking about african american men aged twenty five to thirty five That are now considering themselves to be conservative. republicans Let's say the democratic party failed their communities and they saw actual improvement for their neighbors and their families and their stationed in life over the past few years. May they want to be part of Even you know to make sure that if there is no donald trump if he doesn't run or whatever That these policies what happened doesn't doesn't go away with them that's interesting. They did a straw poll. I guess showing Support still pretty strong for the president if he were to run in two thousand twenty four straw polls again not scientific calling. It's just you know quick little polls that they do And yes there were two polls one that included president trump at a group of republicans running for office in another one that did not So for the one in which the president was included. He won fifty. Five percent of the vote Second place in that was the florida governor onto santa's in the one In the in the in the poll without donald trump included it was governor rod. Disentis that That won outright so You know a lot of A lot of blood was expressed also or avenue to scientists this weekend and it wasn't just from the floridians in a tendency a lot of people Who who see the governor as As an effective conservative leader. Most interesting things there. Thank you very much evan. I if i could give you one more thing clear. There was a There's a lot of complaints on social media For people not really attending the event just labeling the event they white supremacist rally in a neo. Nazi rally made a lot of Hey about the shape of the stage being reminiscent of kind of nasi imagery I am you and The place was filled with orthodox jews and cpac had arranged for a banquet room to serve as a A place for prayer for the sabbath and for the holiday of purim last week Kosher meals And there was non electric transportation will say to get up and down for floors of the hotel so it was really the worst neo. Nazi rally act. I am so glad that you gave us that note. Yes thank you much. Good care correct. The perspectives of the whack. A doodle on twitter fellow emo t member of the tribe. There's evidence brown with fox news very interesting..
"president trump" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"It's not unheard of for people running for office or even being in office saying the government is too big or talking about how bad bureaucracy is but rhetoric around the career civil service and government. How is that going to go forward. And do you think it will have a lasting Hold on his party on the conversation as a whole and in government. Well i would say that one of the things. The president trump did was redefined the swamp when he was talking about draining the swamp people have said that kind of thing for years and usually what they're talking about is the lobbying complex in washington that exercises outsized influence over legislation and the sort of tight connections between lawmakers and sometimes bureaucrats and contractors. He gives evolved that into toward the end. It became synonymous with the deep state. The career bureaucracy was the swamp and they were opposed to him and they were an arm of the democratic party. And we're just simply out to get him. It was really became a sort of paranoia about people in government few of whom are actually out to undermine president of the only time generally that day that they seek to do that is when they genuinely believe that following what the president wants undermined the oath vape taken to uphold the constitution right and one thing that Trump has been explicit about is. He expects loyalty personal loyalty from his cabinet. In in in when that has spending conflict with either the law in the case of jeff sessions who felt it was important that he recused himself from the investigation into the two russian involvement in the two thousand sixteen election. Or whether it's a a you know a another kind of legal issue where the secretary of defense Stepping down because or being forced to resign just two weeks ago because he would not In trump's view defend the president's positions And and i mean every president expects a kind of loyalty from their their their cabinet but not in not not in this kind of personal way that that trump has demanded in a very public fashion. That is really quite striking. And i think historians will be marveling at this for a long time gsa chief. Emily murphy was in the news After the election but before that She was brought in by trump and was in the spotlight for periods because of president trump's the trump international hotel and the varying parts of his involvement which usa and his family's involvement So we've talked some about ethics on this show particularly with regards to the rest of the administration. A lot of those rules have no real teeth in them. The hatch act particularly for political appointees has they just give recommendations. Is this a again. This kind of portend for things to come. Is this something that President elect joe biden or other officials will take an run with in the future or is president trump kind of.
"president trump" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"President-elect biden seems to be playing it down the middle a little more but he's not necessarily going to get everyone in every position that he wants the interesting thing about president trump was. He ran into a lot of opposition from his own party for his appointees and biden is not going to encounter that but he is going to encounter opposition from republicans. I think What's really set. The trump administration apart while there are many things that have said that trump administration apart from previous administrations but one is the incredibly high turnover of top people The brookings institute has been tracking what they call the eight team. These are senior positions and the turnover rate is ninety one percent that makes it very difficult to get things done to advance policy goals Joust the tom said that the chaos that creates internally and and i think it's really a reflection of an administration that is driven by a single personality. I mean it would be hard to count the number of times Agencies agency heads. Cabinet secretaries have announced something only to be undermined minutes later by the president. Tweeting something or to be taken completely by surprise by some tweet From the the president. So i think that That has been unique and uniquely disruptive to governance and certainly. I wouldn't expect to see that. In the biden administration yet trump has single-mindedly run against government. Not only in his campaign and not only in his reelection campaign but all the way through his term. I don't recall ever seeing anything like it. And it took the form. Both of criticizing the deep state for allegedly standing in the way of his initiatives and criticizing his own appointees for not doing what he wanted to publicly criticizing them and these are things that not only is joe biden. Unlikely to do any other president didn't know other presidents. Did things like this. So let's drill a little bit down on the deep state rhetoric and all that stuff. He campaigns on trading the swamp. We just mentioned the deep state phrasing and the way he talked about he seemed to pick up the ball and run with it as soon as he was put in his ear and then During our first few weeks of shows you both were on as guests talking about his singling out of individual career civil servants..
"president trump" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It is urgent care clinic and we set up a model of the fever clinics that throughout Saudi Arabia and have allowed them to overcome the pandemic with hydroxy clerk when sink end and the other stuff Educations. what we did in this program here in the Impure Valley, which was the epicenter for the pandemic of of California June and July is through Dr Tyson's keen approach of bringing inpatients in an orderly way getting them screen getting chest xrays getting all the history that would be appropriate to allow them to take hydroxy clerk in, which is very safe. So we had no fatalities in that center and in my own clinic three hundred patients who had very well with it, but it's basically the but it's taken early that seems to be critical. No. No. Exactly. It's it has a window and it lowers viral reload it. It's like the antibody cocktail that that president trump received, which helped lower the viral load we presume. But we could have given hydroxy chloroquine and convalescent plasma for that matter at that early period with regard to the rim desa very it may or may not be as effective as hydroxy clerk win quite frankly but and studies are coming out that suggest that it isn't such A. Great effective agent in at different stages of covid nineteen. But I think he's president trump received very good. Early Treatment has Dr Riche pointed out and I. Just want to have Dr Foul Cheer Others Look at a series of questions that we hope Congress who send to him that addresses why we haven't had the ability to use and doctors haven't known that hydroxy clerk when is a very safe and good option? We could have started this in March and had thousands. And thousands of people saved. So I I'm Never GonNa Change my opinion on that but that's something my colleagues, Don pompon a great doctor and Michael Jacobs from Florida extremely good doctor composed these twenty questions that hopefully Congress will address.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"When president trump tested positive for corona virus it was concerning when we learned he was experiencing symptoms. It was alarming will Friday evening Marine One landed on the lawn of the White House so that the president could be hospitalized and in that moment, this became the most serious medical predicament for a US president since Ronald Reagan was shot almost forty years ago. So today we're going to bring. You a special episode just giving you up to speed on where things stand and the conceivably developed over the rest of the weekend when I go straight to ABC's chief white. House correspondent Jonathan Karl, and ABC's chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton John You're actually outside of Walter Reed Right now. How did this go from getting tested positive to he's in the hospital I mean what a progression? I it was he was getting tested because of hope Hicks, and we got the positive test. We were told that he would be working wall. He was self isolating at the White House, and then we got another statement from the from the White House doctor saying that he was being sent to the Walter Reed Medical Center, and have very little detail as to why and what exactly they'll be doing here. We're told he has some of those classic symptoms of Krona Virus, the fever. chills told a nasal congestion, a coffee senior. There is the picture earlier of the President Walking out to the helicopter wearing that mask thumbs up from the president his signature sign right there in a small wave. And I expect very much. He wanted that picture. Walking himself. Copter what we saw him walked Marine One himself I saw as the Marine One landed here the Medical Center Walter Reed crowd of people across the way as word got out that the president was heading here to Walter Reed have people coming over to try to catch a glimpse and he got out of the helicopter got into a car got taken into the. Hospital we're told he's going to be here for a few days a working out of what they call the Presidential Offices here at Walter Reed but let's be clear. Brad was essentially the President Being Medevac Act of from the white. House now probably the world's greatest Medevac really one and he walked out on his own, but they wouldn't be sending him here. If they didn't have serious cause for concern, and you needed to have access to argue with some of the world's best medical care and an evidence by the Melania trump has we speak is still at the White House aide Dr Ashton. We we've heard about the mild symptoms. We have not actually seen much of the president himself beyond that walked to the helicopter. How serious does this look? I mean we heard he was essentially getting experimental drugs. Yeah. So he's basically gotten an antibody cocktail. A synthetic blend of two antibodies that really target this spike protein and stop the virus from replicating and improve symptoms because we actually have the one of the founders of regeneration in studied the in two hundred and seventy-five patients drug made by the company regenerate, and they just released their preliminary data on September twenty nine we chested two doses in our trial. They went with the high dose. And I guess once again, they assessed that there were no increase safety. There were very few reasons to have concerns about safety or tolerability, and it is rugged really designed for patients who are not hospitalized. So he did get a relatively high dose of the medication which has found to be pretty safe in these clinical trials. And despite that his medical team still deciding to transfer him for inpatient observation it. We'll see how he responds and we've also seen this video from him where he looks more or less. Okay. But can we look back for a second guys because do we even know how he got infected everyone? You know when they heard hope Hicks tested positive I. do think it was kind of this common early assumption that she had infected him but John like it sounds like that's no longer necessarily a given I I wouldn't make that assumption when you think about all the events that the president and hope Hicks have been at. Over over the last several days, all the people they have been in contact with I wanNA thank the members of the Senate. We have so many of them here today. Thank you very much. The event that really stands out to me is the Rose Garden event where he announced Amy Coney Barrett as his S- pick for the Supreme Court. Come on family come on up. This Saturday, this was over the weekend. This was an event that had people shoulder to shoulder in the Rose Garden very few of them wearing masks. There was also an indoor reception prior to that. We didn't see it was a closed event, but I'm also told was was fairly crowded and again people not wearing masks. We saw Senator Mike Lee who was at the event Republican. Senator he's tested positive. So as the president of Notre Dame University who was at the event. On November Third Minnesota will decide whether we end this. Defeat the virus in return to record prosperity either way we're returning either would. We're going to have. The vaccine. Rounding the turn the first indication that there was a problem here came Wednesday the president went out to Minnesota for a rally. This is when a hope EK started not to feel. Well, she on the journey back to our on Air Force One actually quarantined and wore a mask as she was departing our own Jordan, Phelps SAR getting off the back of Air Force. One, alone with a mask a, she then tested positive on Thursday morning. We are told the president was also several of his president's aides said that they noticed that he seems a bit lethargic a little bit lower energy fatigued grow strongly protect Medicare and social security will always protect patients. With pre existing condition and some of his advisors thought it was just because he's had such a hectic schedule he's really been keeping an incredibly fast paced schedule including, of course, that debate in Cleveland the rally in Minnesota. But at least a couple of his advisors say that they were worried when they saw the way he was on Wednesday night that he might have been exposed to coronavirus. So who knows I don't I don't know that you can make the assumption that the president got this from Hope Hicks Dr Jen that right I agree with John Yeah Yeah I agree with John Completely, you know this is where we've we heard at the beginning of this pandemic. The keys to controlling a viral outbreak. Disease outbreak are test trays and isolate and that contact tracing. As Jonathan I'm sure can speak to has been. Kind of bumpy so far on the part of the White, house you know they need to do some detective work and find out a time line and retraced people steps, and absolutely we cannot assume that Hope Hicks was the one who infected the president for all we know it could have been the other way around on property. Now, trump golf course lies what we're also hearing on Brad is people being tested. We urge everyone who was in and around the bed bedminster event events yesterday to take full precautions glared Governor Murphy of New Jersey recommend that everyone president trump's bedminster fundraiser get tested. The problem is that there is no official guidance. No one really knows when to test someone after they've been exposed I asked, Dr Anthony Fauci this question directly and I said, it is day five because that's the average incubation period live is good and he said he would recommend even a little earlier I would think the viruses replicating on day three, four five. So I would say anywhere from no earlier.
"president trump" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Remember president. Trump's travel ban. It's been a while right but the travel ban is back in fact it just got an update. So it's going to go into effect. Starting February twenty-second which is next Saturday. It got kind of buried in the news cycle a few weeks ago. But now it's it's really for real Nicole colne array covers immigration of. Vox and she's been covering travel ban. Two point six new countries are on the list me and Mar Maria Kirghistan Nigeria Goria Sudan and Tanzania are now being added but the restrictions differ by country and only affect people trying to permanently immigrate to the US rather than all all travellers. Okay so what exactly will it mean for people from Myanmar Era Nigeria Sudan Tanzania immigrants from Kurdistan Stan Myanmar Eritrea and Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain green cards or visas that provide a path to green card but they will be able to come to the US on temporary temporary visas including those for foreign workers tourists and students. The proclamation also bars citizens of those countries as well as Sudan and Tanzania from participating. What's called the diversity visa lottery? It was introduced in Nineteen eighty-six. That's a program that trump has been trying to dismantle title for years and under that program fifty thousand applicants from countries with low levels of immigration to the. US are selected at random to be offered green cards but refugees fugees and existing visa holders won't be affected so what's the reason. President trump is giving for expanding his so-called travel ban. We have to be safe. Our country country has to be safe. You see what's going on in the world. Our country has to be saved so we have a very strong travel ban and we'll be adding a few countries to so the administration nations says it wants these countries to meet the US's security standards which include a sharing information with US authorities and Interpol on criminals and terrorists wrists as well as issuing electronic passports in an effort to deter fraud. They basically want to prevent terrorists and other criminals from entering the US. And how real is the threat of terrorism from these six countries. The thing is most of these countries are dealing with various forms of internal threats. That don't necessarily posed an immediate threat to the American public. Let's take Boko Haram. The Islamic militant group in and Nigeria for example. It's been known to conduct deadly suicide. Bombings kidnappings generalize violence. There are some concerns among national security experts that the group's ties to Islamic state could mean that it could start directing attacks the US and that's particularly given Nigeria strong economic and automatic ties to the US but the thing is even if that turns out to be true. These new restrictions from the trump administration which are just blocking permanent. Immigrants aren't aren't going to stop terrorists. Terrorists could still theoretically come to the US on a visitor visa so it's not clear why.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Once upon a time we were introduced to world unlike any other Elsa. Promise me we do this together. Okay but now. A new journey lies ahead ABC's Ginger Zee. Come with me as we go inside frozen too with the animators composers and storytellers. Who are bringing the next? I chapter in the frozen saga to life inside frozen to a behind the scenes look at the making of frozen to from ABC and Disney. Listen now for free on your favorite evite podcast APP. We talked about the votes earlier. But what are the arguments that led to them. And where do we go from here. Here we got a real live constitutional law expert with us for this. ABC News Legal Analyst. Kate Shaw and Kate. We talked earlier in the show. About how Democrats and Republicans were just really at each other's throats for hours for days for weeks. Is this all gamesmanship is that how is that how I should see it or or do they each have legitimate constitutional gripes with each other. You Know No. I think that the Democrats are making a case that is constitutional. They are arguing that the conduct here was so agree. Just that it warrants. The ultimate constitutional sanctions enchanted drafters of our Constitution designed a government in wish. Ambition was made to check ambition in which no branch of government would predominate manege over another. And no man would be allowed to be above the law including the president especially the president that that's a power that should be used rarely early but basically the conduct at issue here was sort of exactly at the heart of what the framers were trying to target when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution. Mr Mr Trump has allowed foreign powers to interfere in our domestic affairs. He's endangered our national security and our democracy itself for those reasons. We must impeach this presidency. That as the argument that the Democrats I think making and they think they've been hoping that the the facts here speak so clearly that there that they would dislodge some Republicans from their partisan corners and get some Republican support obviously these proceedings proceedings sorta culminating in. Yesterday's vote have made clear that none of that is happening. Let's look at these two phony articles of impeachment Washington Cheetan liberals have failed. The Democrats have trampled them all in their stampede. To impeach their cohorts at a deep state in the mainstream media they republicans have made arguments arse in constitutional terms but then I think are primarily more political that they're they're accusing the Democrats of acting out of hatred. You heard this term a number of times. They hate this president. They've been looking for a way to get rid of him. And you know the the Ukraine call is just excuse that they have land and upon so so those are constitutional arguments. Exactly I mean they think. The constitution sets a very high bar and the Democrats haven't cleared the president himself. Kate essentially said like hey I make policy. Oh see with Ukraine. You guys can argue with me over policy. But that's not impeachable right. That's that's the line sure. So the president saying that and his allies in the house are saying that and the Democrats are saying we stipulated. We disagree with you about almost every policy question. That's not what this is about. This is about some agreed violation of your constitutional both and agreed abuse of power and yesterday we started hearing from some Democrats. You know. Maybe we don't actually send these articles of impeachment over the Senate as promptly we is everyone was expecting like why would you do that and is is that a thing you can actually do Brad so the speaker of the House actually has a lot of control over what happens next. I vote proudly for these two articles of impeachment and then I hope the house retains control of the articles so they sent. It can't take these articles of impeachment until the house formerly delivers them to the Senate and the timing of that is within the speakers control so she could decide. We're going to do this in the first week or the second week of January as I think think is still the most likely scenario. Make our decision as to one. We're going to send it when we see what they're doing on the Senate side but that's a decision that we will make jointly eh or as you said there has been some talk of potentially hitting pause there are some Law Professors in particular advocating for maybe I'm trying to do some negotiating with the Senate before delivering the articles in order to get some concessions about things like live witnesses. I am not going to support witnesses. This is being called for by the president. I'm not going to support witnesses. Being called for by Senator Schumer in particular because Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham I have sent signals that in some ways the outcome here is for ordained this is a political process is not anything. Judicial about impeachment is a political decision now. Obviously House Democrats would like something that looks more like a genuine proceeding which you know minds are open new testimony when he can come in and the outcome is not you know a foregone conclusion that means why Nancy Pelosi sorta sit around with them for awhile. Is there any chance that that she does that. It seems unlikely to me but I do think that it's an idea. That's getting a little bit of traction so I I bet they'll be At the very some kind of internal caucus discussion of the possibility in the machinery of the impeachment process churns on even today Kate Shah. Thanks so much thanks Brad and one last thing I want to go back to the Capitol for some perspective this morning because ABC senior. National correspondent. Terry Moran is actually standing right outside and Terry. I'm reminded that you watch the impeachment of President Clinton play Out Twenty one years ago today did what you saw last night feel the same feel different. It feels very different. Grad that that felt momentous intas and even though the conduct was considered by most Americans not really to warrant impeachment it was about sex the process itself to see the the House of Representatives. And the Senate take these solemn constitutional steps it did feel momentous and I must say it is a sign of the times not it just the partisanship but the news cycles and the kind of country we are today it does not have that gravity it feels like just another chapter in and the outrage and the bitterness and the melodrama the the high stakes reality show that our politics have become that even this constitutional step feels like just another week in the trump presidency and Teri does that tell us more about president trump and his presidency or does he just tell us about Democrats and Republicans these parties in two thousand nineteen. You know both because the parties have changed that's for sure there used to be moderate Republicans and conservative Democrats During the Clinton White House and so they were up for grabs their votes. were up for grabs. The these are just two bitterly opposed camps for the first time in his privileged life life. Donald Trump will be finally held accountable. Listen this has nothing to do with the constitution. It has nothing to do with anything but raw politics. They A and they're voters locked in. Were fifty fifty country. Nobody moves much at all but it also does show how the personality of Donald Trump honed honed over seventy plus years outsized brazen forceful has taken hold of the National Discussion National Imagination. Like like no president that I can think of what they put. My family through is a disgrace me. It's my life it's fine I do but you know what what they put put. My family through is a disgrace and they ought to be ashamed and we should get apologies all over the place pretty much. Everything revolves around him. It seems not just our debates in the halls of Congress but the actions of athletes on the playing fields the old ward shows in our arts even the kind of straws we drink everything everything ends up revolving around him because he bends the national discussion to his will his personality which is performed. and which is just just mercurial. You can never know what's going to happen next. And I think people are numb to that L.. The president trump himself you might say keenly aware of his legacy here and as of this morning he seeks to become the first president ever re elected after being impeached. All because of a phone call in July and a two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. Vote last night Terry Moran outside the Capitol Title. Thank you thanks Brad so here. We are as you heard from Kate. Sean and others throughout a lot of development still to come here but the I-WORD we've been talking about for mud. That tie were now very much a reality. The president has been impeached. Much much more to come on this throughout the day on. ABC News Dot Com or the ABC News App. I'm Brad Milkey Tomorrow.
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"Is this Bagna on. Your mental moment is happening. President trump was attending a rally in Battle Creek. Michigan was kind of a coincidence. The rally was scheduled before his impeachment vote was ever really set in stone own. What was not a coincidence? What was clear to everyone? As he walked on stage was that he would be speaking at the exact moment he was impeached. This was not a president waiting silently the White House. This was a president who wanted a fight. They want to do worse than that by the way by the way by the way. It doesn't really feel being impeached. Let's go to someone who's been talking to White House officials throughout this process Jonathan Karl. ABC's chief chief White House correspondent Jonathan. How did president trump view the developments of the last twenty four hours? Did you get a sense personally. My my sense is that the president has been occurring up for this fight. He did not want this moment to come clearly lesser on your legacy known it was a hoax. It's a hoax fat hoax. But as it became clear that he was going to be impeached. At the vote was inevitable. He switched which in two all out battle mode giant to impeach me from before Iran and he saw the in some ways he was winning. I think yes. There was the vote to impeach. Oh I think we have a vote coming in so we got every single. Republican voted for US wall not a single Republican defectors. We had it now so we have it in the Senate. They're doing a great job so I'm not worried I'm not worried in the Senate. It looks like not a single Republican senator will defect. So here's the way he described it. In battlecry depraved raved actions. Today crazy. Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats have branded themselves with an eternal mark. Walk of shame. And I it really is. It's a disgrace. He said this impeachment vote was an eternal mark of shame. Not a mark of shame on his record. A mark of shame on the Democrats are moving forward with a purely partisan impeachment one even beyond the Senate trial then. Jonathan got the election in November. We've talked about how no OH president has ever won reelection after being impeached. But you can say he hates being impeached. All you want his campaign says they're just making a ton of money office at this point now that it is a done deal. The inevitable has happened. He is impeached. He's going looking forward to this Senate. They firmly believe And I believe the President President believes that as a as an electoral matters a political matter. It does not hurt him and most most likely helps him. Lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party. Have you seen my polls of the last four weeks fundraising has gone up his approval rating certainly not hurt which is a pretty amazing thing to look at to go through an impeachment process to be impeached and to emerge you know own basically where you were or perhaps a little bit stronger but you know we saw this with bill. Clinton Bill Clinton actually emerged politically stronger than he was before for. The Clinton could also lend a hand Al Gore and the Democrats lost that elections. One thing is for sure Battle Creek very appropriate venue for the president yesterday. giancarl thank you. Thank you next up on start here. We'll talk about what's next up for this whole process..
"president trump" Discussed on Start Here
"On this vote. The yeas are two hundred and thirty. The nays are one ninety. Seven present. Is One article. One is adopted. Two hundred thirty to one ninety seven. That was the tally last night. At eight thirty four eastern time cemented a key part of Donald J trump's legacy because that was the moment he became an impeached president minutes later. A second article of impeachment was passed with with two hundred twenty nine votes article. Two is adopted. Remember it was late July when an anonymous whistle blower reached out to staff members at the House Intelligence Committee expressing concern about a phone call between president trump and the leader of Ukraine though staffers told the whistleblower to hire a lawyer to file a complaint with the Intelligence Committees Inspector General the House Intelligence Committee has just released. The whistle blower complained declassified version of timber. All of America had read that report from the whistle blower says in in the course of my official duties I have received information from multiple. US government officials that the President United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign in country in the two thousand twenty US election less than three months. Democrats conducted depositions that conducted hearings and last night they pass those articles the president Now officially stands charged with abusing his power and obstruction of Congress. And we're going to hear how this went down yesterday whilst GonNa look ahead to the next phases of this so let's get to it. Let's start at the Capitol itself. ABC Senior Congressional correspondent. Mary Bruce Joins US and Mary. The voting took what like twenty minutes and yet this was is really an all day thing. You had more than six hours of debate evenly split between the parties one last chance for both sides of the aisle to make their case and the partisan divide could not have been more stark. All that matters to this president is what affects him personally speaker Pelosi all day setting the tone. What we are discussing today is the established fact that the president violated the Constitution? He sat there in the chamber often in the back by herself as is listening throughout the entire thing and she said as she has said throughout this entire process this is a solemn occasion we gather today under the Dome of this temple full of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take. It was hard to miss the fact that she was dressed all in black but when she did take to the four to make remarks she made it very clear that she feels the president's actions had left them with simply no choice. If we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty because of course impeachment impeachment was not something the police had wanted to do. This was a day that she had in many ways tried for a long time to avoid this impeachment as renting our country and have it's fatally flawed on a process the substance the intentions and the consequences. It's a total shift show and on the Republicans it was very clear. They are in lockstep with the president. President they were eager to mount a fierce defense. You're about to impeach a duly elected president. Who has done nothing wrong? Of course we didn't see a single Republican break ranks with the president here and they railed against the Democrats for hours. They'll be forever remembered as the Senator Joe McCarthy's of our time one Republican at one point trying to compare the impeachment process to the trial of Jesus Christ haunches pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president. Of course you have heard the the president himself compare this process to the Salem witch trials so a lot of Colorful comparisons going on your on the hill and that takes us up to the vote. How did that play out on the floor? Mary House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi presided over these two votes. The first one abusive power and no surprise here. It was a party line. Vote as these. He's votes were occurring. You could actually hear chance. Four more years from Republicans inside the chamber some Democrats were also feeling rowdy as Pelosi slammed the gavel. You can hear them applause laws speaker. Pelosi didn't like that. She put up a finger almost as if she was chiding children's cut it out. We have bipartisan. Opposition impeachment. Not Bipartisan Support and Democrats were largely united as well but two of them did defect to oppose impeachment. They are Congressman van drew of New Jersey. Who's actually already announced that? He plans to switch parties entirely and become a Republican in Collin Peterson of Minnesota a district. The President Trump won by thirty points. There's been a lot a lot of focus. Paid to these moderate Democrats in swing districts that are up for re election. But what has actually been kinda surprising here on. The Hill is how many of them fell in line behind the Democrats today. An oath that gives me resolve resolve to do what is right and not what is politically expedient so many of in the previous day's one by one have come out fallen in line saying that. They feel that they had to back impeachment because I stick with their principles even though they knew that could have cost them their jobs. I come to this floor not as a Democrat not as a Republican but as an American who cares deeply about the constitution. The the closest comparison Democrats had just a mosh rate used to be a Republican. Now he's Independent. He voted for impeachment but then Republicans could also point to Tulsi Gabbard at Democrats kratz running for president. She was that person voting present who couldn't quite bring herself to pull the trigger. Either way. Mary what do you see is the mood of these lawmakers because as we talked about you know these solemn long faces Democrats talked about the anger these Republicans but that genuine performance like what is it. I think it's all of the above. Brad I mean look this has become one of the most intensely partisan episodes I think of our history. It's interesting to see how very few of them Wanna address any of the facts of the president's misconduct nor do they wish to defend nor do they wish apparently Madam Speaker I've struck a nerve and it's more than just a partisan divide. We saw this fundamental divide over right and wrong and that led to essentially a debate where the two parties can't even agree on the basic facts of what happened here and short given the nature feature of this debate Impeachment is a political process. You did hear a lot of political grandstanding but you also heard a lot of passion on both sides. Republicans are adamant that the president did nothing wrong here and they were eager to launch a very fierce defense while Democrats argue the exact opposite. They say they have simply no choice. But got to impeach the president that he has put his own political interest of those of this country and they went ahead and did it in a way that like you said. We've never really seen before Mary. Bruce Thank you thanks Brad..
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"So Aaron Blake. It is just after after eight PM and debate on. The floor of the House has just wrapped up. What were some of the big takeaways that you saw from the latter part of the debate that we saw on the House floor? They really stuck with their partisan lines to a remarkable degree. I think especially on the Republican side when the Ukraine scandal broke the Republicans were reluctant lucked to defend the president's conduct. They were more focused on process issues. I think what you saw on Wednesday was the party. Basically not just arguing that this was as an impeachable but that there was no really bad conduct even there and so that was the case they made throughout the day towards the end of of the speeches they actually started. Kind of getting riled up and excited and kind of cheering each other. I'll tell you what matters speaker let me have just a few months. We start the clock and let me go around to the press corps and everybody here and I'm going to accuse you of something you did it unit it you did it you did it now proven wrong you did it. They don't just hate Donald Trump. Madam Speaker they hate to sixty three million Americans who voted for this president the forgotten booing you hear a lot more in there were disturbances and things like that. Especially when Steve scalise was speaking house will in order. Gentleman may proceed. Thank you Madam Speaker. It's those forgotten men and women of this country that Washington left behind. And what's this president doing for them. He's delivering bring for that. Gave a speech in which he talked about how the Democrats don't just hate president trump. They actually hate this. The sixty three million people who voted for president trump which is pretty intense language to be using about sixty three million Americans. It really is and I think that was the moment where it became evident that Republicans were just defending the president. They think this is something that can be used. Maybe for some political gain. And maybe this is going to be their argument going forward. That's an obviously obviously a very pitched argument to make but they're they're certainly not backing down from it and then when the last people that we heard was house minority leader Kevin McCarthy. What did he? You have to say Kevin McCarthy kind of picked up where Steve scalise had left off Madam Speaker. I must warn you. And he started his speech by saying that he had bad news for the Democrats. Donald J trump is president of the United States. Donald Trump was president his president today he was going to be president tomorrow tomorrow after impeachment and he will be the president when this impeachment is over it was intended to reinforce this idea that this is all about Democrats being sore losers and wanting to get rid of a president that they can't stand and of course president trump certainly is someone that Democrats can't stand but their argument has been that and we saw saw in in Steny Hoyer. The majority leader's closing speech that they had actually voted against impeachment three times when it came up before it was only after Ukraine crane stuff broke that they actually committed to it as a party. Democrats did not choose this impeachment. We did did not wish for it. Now we voted against it. We voted against edged once. We voted against it twice. We voted against it three times as recently as July. We did not what this so now. That House Democrats have finally reached this moment this this critical point that they've been talking about for months or even years. What is it mean? And what does this change for. President Trump Fundamentally I'm not sure it changes a whole lot of the president's numbers haven't changed significantly. Sport support from Peterman is still very evenly divided. It's gotten slightly more evenly divided in the last couple of days and weeks. I think that Democrats went into into this. Mostly hoping that it didn't hurt them. We don't know if that would necessarily be the case. I think it's likely to be more marginal getting how far away the election is But Nancy Pelosi basically signed off on this after resisting it for so long because I think she was convinced that it wouldn't hurt that much at the very least and that it was the right thing thing to do that. It was a check on the president's behavior Whether it ultimately will be a check on on his behavior I think that It's it seems unlikely. He's going to change it up too much but this is the tool that they had at their disposal and they decided to use it but ultimately we're pretty confident in how this is going to end the chances the Senate is actually going to convict. The president are extremely low. So what are we supposed to take away from this. Why Think Democrats won't won't you take away is that president trump will forever be known as the third American President ever to have been impeached? What Republicans are going to want to take away is that this was a completely completely partisan process that Democrats rushed through it that they didn't necessarily get all the evidence that they needed and basically that the president was over? Zealously accused of these things and that this was all about politics. I think that people who are on either side of this debate over the president are likely to Except those arguments very easily without much question and eventually probably in the same position we were before just with that line in. The president's political obituary very probably being added and the question from here of whether it actually weighs upon people's votes in November Karen. Thank you so much. Thank Oh you on Wednesday evening just after eight PM. The House of Representatives voted on the two articles of impeachment on article. One one abuse of power on this spoke the yeas are two hundred and thirty days or one. Ninety seven present. Is One article. One is adopted on article to obstruction of Congress on this vote. The the as are two hundred and twenty nine the nays are one ninety. Eight present. Is One article two is adopted. No Republican member of Congress voted to pass either article. The House stands adjourned to nine. Am Tomorrow. Donald Trump is now the third president in American history to be impeached. The trial against the president is expected to start in the Senate in early January.
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"As the debate continued through the afternoon a succession of lawmakers from both sides took turned making their case. Thank you Madam Speaker today so sad day in the People's House Donald Trump has abused the power or of his office and some other themes became clear for Republicans. The argument was that the Democrats were acting on their hatred of the president's. Just because you hate the president of the United Estates and you can find no other reason other than the fact that you're so blinded by your hate that you can't see straight that you've decided the only way we can make sure this president doesn't get elected again again is to impeach him. The gentleman from Texas was introducing impeachment resolutions. Two years ago and said President. Trump should be impeached so he can't get reelected Republicans also argue that Democrats were trying to overturn the two thousand sixteen election. Today is the culmination of the Democrats three year. Long Quest. de-legitimize is the president has been in the works since November two thousand sixteen if the House of Representatives passes the articles of impeachment. The Democrats will have said a dangerous. This precedent by doing America's votes for president because a single-party disagreed with the two thousand sixteen presidential election results urge my colleagues to vote no on articles of impeachment and I yield back and Democrats kept trying to make the argument that all they were doing was protecting the constitution. Titian doing nothing here. Madam Speaker is not an option looking away from these crimes against our country is not an option prison. The United States AIDS has violated his oath of office and betrayed the Constitution and the American people he admitted to soliciting assistance from foreign leader the interfere in the US election and ate his political reelection campaign. That's a violation of law. Violates the constitution and a betrayal of the American people and an impeachable. Jabbour offense then came Congressman Adam Schiff chairman of the intelligence committee and the man who managed the impeachment investigation for the Democrats Madam Speaker my my colleagues my fellow Americans. I rise to support the impeachment of President Donald J trump when a man unprincipled old in private life desperate in his fortune bold in his temper possessed of considerable talents having the advantage of military habits despotic despotic in his ordinary demeanor known to have scoffed and private at the principles of liberty when such a man is seen to mount the Hobbyhorse of popularity celerity to join the cry of danger to liberty to take every opportunity of embarrassing the government general government and bringing it under suspicion to to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day it may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into into confusion that he may ride the storm and direct the whirlwind. These are the words of Alexander Hamilton written in seventeen seventeen ninety two. Could we find a more perfect description of the present danger emanating from sixteen hundred Pennsylvania at this this poster ports podcast is brought to you by net suite by Oracle the world's number one cloud business system avenue.
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"Just afternoon debate. The floor began with Speaker Nancy. Pelosi we gathered today under the Dome of this Temple of Democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body audie can take the impeachment of the president of the United States no member regardless of party or politics comes to Congress to impeach a president it but every one of us as our first act is a member of Congress stood on this historic House floor before our beautiful American flag and raised raised our hands in the socred oath I do swap solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies AMIS foreign and domestic so help me God then came Republican Doug Collins ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and we are here today during her into a debate. The should surprise. No one. This is not a surprise. It's not even something that we would have not thought about from the very moment that the majority party in this house one the inevitability that we would be here today was only a matter of what date they would schedule it nothing else you know. It's not about what this body can do in this constitution loath there's been a lot of constitutional and founders thrown around. We'll be all day today. But there's one thing that I will mention all along and that is also the founders were very concerned about a partisan impeachment in in which politics or the majority who have their strength can do what they want to do. irregardless of any facts. In fact I've said it before and I will say so Aaron Lake it is now two. PM So the actual debate on the articles of impeachment had been going on for about two hours. Now what have we heard so far will in a Lotta as we've heard what we've been hearing for the last several weeks in these impeachment hearings I in the House intelligence committee than the Judiciary Committee and then and finally in the rules committee this week. Republicans have I think even over the course of of those weeks become even more resolute in their defenses of of president trump and basically that there is no there there. Republicans have essentially argued that this was a predetermined outcome that Democrats have basically melded the facts To satisfy that predetermined outcome and that whatever the president is being accused of isn't even bad enough off to impeach a President so Democrats on the other hand are talking about this in in in very solemn terms as what I I think he's been the prevailing takeaways so far they've talked about this as if it is their duty even if they recognize. Maybe it's not likely to succeed in the end and removing him And basically are projecting the idea that they're not happy about having to do this. And that is not a personal thing with the president and I think that we saw that from the very beginning of the debate with Speaker Nancy Pelosi she was wearing black. She was very sombre and how she was talking about. This decision that was before these members members of Congress and she really seems to not want to be making this about Democrats winning or Democrats Being able to stick it to the president very sadly now. Our founders vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House that is why today a speaker of the House I solemnly and sadly opened the debate on the impeachment of the president of the United States. Nancy Pelosi at least he's publicly was not an advocate for impeachment for a very long time she was holding up this process when a lot of her colleagues wanted to go down this road just based upon the Russia investigation before we learn about any of this Ukraine stuff really but I also think it's just a is thing where the more they can say that this is not something that they're happy to be doing. I think makes it seem less personal and I think they hope sends the message that they're they've taken the step after considering it very closely the and doing it even though they didn't want to at least in her case and what were some of the arguments that Republicans made during the debate today. Many of them have actually been trending towards awards. kind of an apocalyptic scene. I'm thinking mostly of one moment. Where Congressman Clay Higgins from Louisiana? took to the microphone and offered some pretty vivid imagery. I have descended into the belly of the beast. I've witnessed the terror within and arise committed to oppose the insidious force. I was threatened our public. America's being severely injured by this betrayal by this own just and weaponized impeachment brought opponents by the same socialist who threaten unborn life in the womb who threatened First Amendment Rights of conservatives another popular argument and one that's not terribly surprising Given it's been used in recent days. Is this idea that the president in these impeachment articles isn't actually being accused of a crime. We saw congressman. Tom McClintock from California. Making this case. Now Article One's a made up crime called abuse of office. It does not charged that the president broke any law. But they're congress doesn't like the way he lawfully discharged his constitutional duties. This would reduce the presidency you to that of a minister serving at the pleasure of Congress destroying the separation of powers at the heart of our Constitution. Article too is another. Made up crime I'm called obstruction of Congress. It means the president sought to defend his constitutional rights. And those of his office. It removes the judiciary from our Constitution in places Congress alone in the position of defining the limits of its own powers relative to the president. We saw Peter King from New York. Also making it to impeach a President President for phone call which crimes charged never mind a high crime and asserting his constitutional prerogatives as president is a clear abuse of power by the Congress. This this is an argument that Democrats basically gave to Republicans when they chose to make these impeachment articles about abuse of power and obstruction of Congress rather rather than accusing the president of bribery. which is a statutory crime or obstruction of justice which is also a statutory crime obstruction of congress is different And is not something that you would be tried in a court of law for so you know the extent. Republicans can use that to say what the president is being accused accused of. Isn't even that serious. I think is really what they're going for here. So what are some of the key issues that Democrats are raising in response to these attacks from Republicans will the response to the idea that the impeachment articles include. No crimes has generally been that the president has actually committed crimes. They've been crimes crimes against the constitution and not necessarily statutory crimes. A few Democrats who have been making these arguments include Paul a a member from Washington. OUR FOUNDERS MR chairman. Mr Speaker entrusted us with the awesome responsibility of protecting our democracy. which gets its power not from the bloodlines of monarchs? But from the votes of we the People Ted Lieu from California no one is above the law and the Constitution is Supreme Law Law of the land. I I went through constitution. Why joint the United States Air Force on active duty and took was not to a political party? Eh to a president or to a King Document has made America the greatest nation on earth and that document contains a safeguard for when the presence. It's abusive power is so extreme that warrant impeachment and Cedric Richmond from Louisiana Madam Speaker Donald Trump recently said I can do anything I want. He also bragged that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it well. He's shooting holes in our Constitution on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think it's interesting to see someone like representative Jeffries. And what he said that he couched this vote in terms of a lofty idea like emancipation. It seems like Democrats are really trying to speak from a moral highground. There are some who cynically argue that. The impeachment of this president will further divide an already fractured textured union. But there is a difference between division and clarification slavery wants divided the nation but emancipate US rose up to clarify that all men are created equally suffrage once divided the nation but women rose up to clarify five that all voices must be heard and our democracy. Jim Crow once divided the nation but civil rights champions rose up to clarify by that all are entitled to equal protection under the law. There is a difference between division and clarification. Yeah I keep Jeffries. From New York is one of the people who's talked about as a potential future speaker of the House and he took on this argument that it Republicans have been pointing out that Democrats before they were for impeachment said. That impeachment needed to be bipartisan thing. Of course it's not being bipartisan. Today it's not going to be. So why are they going through. It is if the question and Jeffries basically said in an ideal world. This would be bipartisan. But just just because something is divisive doesn't mean it's not worth doing. Well Aaron. Thank you so much. That's our one two of this debate. We have many more hours to go. So we'll check in with the little bit later. Sounds.
"president trump" Discussed on Post Reports
"Remind us what are the actual articles that people are going to be voting on so there's two articles one is abuse of power alleging that Donald trump put his own personal political interests above the national security interests of the nation the second is obstruction of Congress. Alleging that the president engaged in a scheme to defy the constitutional order and Defy Congress's the responsibility of oversight and at this point. Do we know for a fact that House Democrats have enough votes to be able to impeach the president on both of these charges charges. We do. We're not going into the day today with a lot of drama about how this is ultimately going to turn out so today the house is GonNa give them one at nine o'clock hassle me in order. The chair lays before the house of communication from the speaker were expecting some media procedural shenanigans from Republicans as protests. When you're the minority and the House of Representatives you don't have a huge number of tools at your disposal to make a point but we're expecting more than us a lot a lot of them? Today you can move to journ speaker so we can stop wasting time on appeasement. I moved at the House. Do now adjourn. Question is on the motion to adjourn. All in favor. Say Hi Noes the motion is not as we can disrupt members the days you you can bring them in to vote when they weren't expecting to vote. I think everyone is on a work that it's going to be that kind of day. And then there was a secondary vote on a privilege resolution resolution that was saying that the entire impeachment process was essentially out of order. I believe this is the most unfair politically biased highest rigged process. President trump for the record was not provided the opportunity to challenge the facts and still has not received. The materials from the judiciary is required. God by six sixty another example of why. This isn't a fair process with that. Both of those votes were knocked down by Democrats as expected. We're here to talk about the president's behavior of and that's what I think. We all should be focused on not just process but I want to just say that I'm proud of the process. Democrats and Republicans have had equal opportunity. You to participate in the months. Long impeachment inquiry members of start six hours of debate probably more procedural shenanigans sprinkled in that. This is all going to come to head this evening with votes on the two articles of impeachment and a resolution concerning the managers. That will probably happen anywhere. From seven o'clock to ten o'clock..
"president trump" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"From Washington. Thank you so much Josh. Thanks for having me. Getting China to to agree to a trade deal has been a major focus for the trump administration and it was just one of a couple of big wins for the White House this week there was also democratic support for the US MCA a trade. Deal and bipartisan agreement. On spending bill but those big wins all came as house. Democrats moved forward with articles of impeachment against President Trump. Joining us now to talk about this roller coaster week in Washington is Wall Street Journal White House reporter Catherine Lucy so a lot of news this week Catherine. Let's start with impeachment. The the House Judiciary Committee advanced two articles of impeachment against the president. Today that now goes to the full house but even if it passes there both parties say it's unlikely to advance in the Senate where Republicans have the majority so for telling wins and losses for the week cure who comes out ahead. Well as with many things in trump's Washington in town which is as we know very politically divided. This is a mixed result certainly impeachment which we believe will come next week in the house. This is a serious this is a serious rebuke of the president. This is only happened a handful of times before in history only a few presidents have ever been impeached speech by the House. So this is a serious. It'd be a review on his presidency on his record this historic implications. That said he said he is not expected to these expected to be acquitted in the Senate and so moving forward. He is not expected to leave office. And there are. There are pros and cons to this. For both sides. A House members felt a democratic house. Members felt they had to move forward. This that this was needs charged. Were serious that they had to do this. And they certainly were hearing from supporters in parts of the country that this was important. They really cast this as I said of a moral choice that this is something that they've had to do that. This is this is their responsibility. As elected officials on the president's side he has consistently he and his allies have consistently rejected rejected the impeachment process entirely have casted as a witch hunt. They have cast it as a sham and we have seen that among his supporters. I You know that this has been an effective strategy that His campaign says that fundraising has picked up your interest volunteering attendance and his rallies that his base base has really been invigorated by what they see as a partisan effort. Let's turn to trade a lot of news on that front this week earlier we ahead and agreement Democrat signing onto the US MCA deal. which is the rewrite of Nafta between Canada Mexico and the US and today we got news that the US and China have finally sealed a phase one agreement on their trade dispute so progress on both sides? Sounds like a win for president trump. Who has vowed to renegotiate negotiate? US trade agreements with other nations. Absolutely president trump ran on renegotiating NAFTA he ran on taking a new approach to the China. China these are campaign promises that he very badly wanted to show progress on before twenty twenty when we know he'll be seeking reelection. And so yes. These are absolutely important wins for him going into the New Year. But I would also say that you know a lot of Democrats also wanted to reach a agreement on The US MCA and this was a lengthy negotiation. Concessions made on both sides to get there and that one of the calculations on behalf of democratic leadership herships was that while impeachment is underway. It was important for them to show that they were continuing to do their legislative work and that for members particularly securely those representing swing districts Democrats who had You know flipped districts at a previous even help Republicans in two thousand eighteen was very important for them to be able to go back to their districts over the holiday break and be able to show that they were continuing to work on. This is one issue that in a lot of those areas is very important RENEGOTIATING NAFTA was seen as a key priority in manufacturing and agricultural sectors sectors. So that that that has benefits on both sides rides. We also had a bipartisan. Deal on spending this week kind of snuck in there between all the trade and impeachment news. Current funding is set to expire on December number twentieth But if we think back not too long ago we had a government shutdown over funding particularly over funding for the border wall in twenty eighteen. So it seems like any deal before for the the looming deadline is a win. This this sounds like it came through rather quickly compared to that one. Yeah I think that you can cast as a win for all know. Both sides were Refaeli. Open all along that no one really wanted to repeat the shutdown of last year which obviously started before Christmas snuck into the next year was not seen seen as politically advantageous for the president and so there was a lot of effort both from the White House from lawmakers to try and get to a AH agreement that everyone could live with and I think there wasn't a lot of interest in in stretching this into the holidays. Okay so taking a look at all of the week's news overall what can we say about Out The final tally for president trump. How was his week? You know it is hard president. Trump's time in the White House has been sort of marked by a political whiplash. You know we've seen extreme highs extreme lows throughout these nearly three years but even by trump standards this this was a sort of remarkably extreme. Week of contrasts You saw him reach conclusion on a number of long held complicated complicated you know legislative and trade promises between the North American trade deal. Rewrite the China deal oh as well as other issues. We didn't discuss You know something's got into some of the bills that are you know. Events in this week is his goal of a space force so he he scored a lot of things as a huge amount of stuff came together in this week but on the other side of the ledger impeachment moved forward. He is on track to be one of a very small number of presidents who have been impeached by the House and that is a significant historic moment so it is truly a split screen of a stack of winds but one very significant loss Wall Street Journal White House reporter Catherine Lucy joining us from Washington. Shington thank you so much Katharine thank you move and before we go this week tip on Santa and.
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"Well not necessarily wonderful for depending on your perspective but it's it's wonderful that you summoned such scholars and I know that they'll be enlightening. Everyone Congressman I'd rather than you do not want to take a position one way or the other about Impeachment although you can if you like but you served with great distinction for a for Jew terms you've heard the debate tonight from the scholars and from your colleagues ask. An open ended question. What do you want to say about? The impeachment process stands now and I guess how would you approach it. If you're in Congress so I think with where this started since The president trump released the phone. Call transcript to where we are now. I've not seen much in the way of movement either from Democrats away from thinking. That impeachment is the appropriate way to deal with any Misuse or abuse or errant behavior. Nor have I seen seen Republicans move away from saying it was anything less than perfect phone call. I think Charlie Hunt His when Charlie retired retired. He said something. Funny that sticks with today he said you know the the fun and dysfunction has been removed from serving and and ah you know the thing I I think congresswoman Scanlan said something very appropriate in terms of the institution of Congress should should jealously guard what the role and function of Congress is as it was delineated in our constitution and the erosion of constant of Congressional Authority vis-a-vis. The executive branch has been one. That's taken place over seventy five years if not more but when you serve in Congress to sit there knowing what your role is supposed to supposed to be mindful that you're not actually exercising. Those perogatives is something. That's deeply frustrating. Moving forward. Since it was an open ended question. I my big concern. Is that no matter. No matter what happens happens right I I. My sense is that the house probably brings up articles probably votes on them. Although I still tend to think that there are a number the house Democrats that do not want to take this vote because it will hurt them in their districts but let's just assume how stems vote the way vote articles of impeachment. It goes to the Senate the Senate's not GonNa vote to impeach the president absent. Something extraordinary coming out between now and when they have the vote looking at this two years from now for years from now ten ten years from now when President of another party is in there were even the same party and something less than the type of bribery. We're talking about which isn't here. You take this money and I'll give you this but sort of if you do this then I can. I can help you with the favor. Sort of this muddled way that even the president talks right and and there's a difference between what you think. Obviously the president meant by what he said versus what you can prove and I just worry long term weather we've normalized allies. The extraordinary remedy of impeachment long-term. That's nothing that says nothing. That is not a judgment call on either of the sitting members of Congress here who I I think are doing their utmost in terms of diligence and honesty in doing what they feel is right long-term. Institutionally I wonder where we're going to be ten years from now as as a congress the next time something remotely close to this happens. Thank you very much for that. The congressman the congressman raises two. Really important points one is that impeachments have become so partisan that we're not going to see much cross partisan support. He says that that might hurt. Even some DEM's especially in swing districts and he worries that that could make the other party more likely to use impeachments in the future in that normalization could lead to more failed impeachments and more partisanship chip. You've been a strong supporter of impeachment under these facts. What's your response to his points? And what would you say to two members. Feel the same I didn't. I didn't go to Washington to impeach was not you know I was elected in November a special election of twenty sixteenths. I've been there three years. That was not not my first course of action. I would argue. I was driven to that course of action because of certain behavior. I don't disagree with Brian. Brian that Polit that the process has eroded for lotteries. There's no question and also participated dissipated in impeachment at a state level to all you may remember the Supreme Court justice. Yes that we did it in Harrisburg. So I'm I'm aware with it. You don't believe that is something you take lightly so let me be very clear. I don't believe you take it lightly but I do believe so. The most proudest title is not congressman. Citizen that is the most prowse title. You have open enrollment Oma coming up and that means you have the ability to operate and I think there should be a serious discussion about this so Jeffrey. That's why what better place to have. That didn't have the sears discussion. Because something is not right you can look at the Mullahs report. Jim Komi Komi. You could just go down laundry lists and you could debate about if that is peach. Impeachable and removal movable. But we in the house can't do that anyway. There's a Senate. They have to take picture. So when you're there Jeffrey in my view you look you evaluate you. Look at the information that's provided to you in and you take the course of action because you know Ben Franklin made the statement is a monarchy or a republic. And what I understand this is. I've been around around. Liuhua was in the same position. Ben Franklin had I used to have just on three hundred years different dream Ben. Franklin and infrequent was chairman of the ways and means at the Pennsylvania. I was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I was born in the hospital. That ben Franklin unfound so no a little bit about that so I don't take it lightly so I don't disagree with what Ryan is saying but accountability Ability Accountability Santi tell take lightly Democrat or Republican. And that's a strong feel about in this particular situation. That's what I hear in the Third Congressional district on. Those is the Bluest of the blue districts but then people got a right to so I mean here Ryan saying that but I just say that this is one time I think the particular cases. Thank you so much for that. Thank you really for reminding all of us of the purpose of this convenient friends fellow citizens the congressman said. You have the most important job and what we're GONNA do at the end of this forum. Obviously I should've thought at the beginning you're going to vote and you're gonNa vote about whether or not you think based on the facts and the law that you've heard heard that you think that the president should be impeached. But I want you to think about listening to the rest of the discussion with a very open mind because I'm also going to ask you. Who changed his or in her mind based on the facts or the constitutional law that you heard in the course of this discussion so open yourself up to the possibility of reaching a conclusion which differs from your her from your political or partisan views so with that in mind lets us the rest of our time to again appeal to our fellow citizens? So so congressman you said your fellow fellow. Republicans should take the process seriously. You now know a lot of facts. We know what the standards for impeachment are. If you're comfortable doing so so why don't you tell our fellow citizens whether or not you think I'm the facts in the long. The president should be impeached. I think the I do think that the facts in evidence as I understand them do reis level impeachment. I'd look this perspective. At a member of the House of Representatives senators used his or her office to solicit a foreign leader to investigate it political opponents. I serve on the Appropriations Committee and and by the away. If you don't do that you know that that aid that we send you I'll put a legislative hold on it and it were publicly revealed. I suspected Department of Justice. Just be crawling up that members backside right now but and by the same token also said I saw the same thing with the Clinton impeachment and having been a again chairman the Ethics Committee Committee. I was involved with resignations and members. I know how that goes but I always said you know from. Every male member of Congress had done in his office with a female intern with Bill Clinton in did and it Republican discovered that member of Congress. He'd be out of office by the end of the day guarantee you and I believe me. I've seen these types of things in enforced. I so bottom line is based on this evidence you cannot use your office a quid pro quo but forget about the quid pro quo for one second. Just the act of asking foreign leader to interfere in the campaign by itself is a very serious issue that by itself. Now when when you say and if you don't do that then I'm going to hold up. Four hundred million four million dollars in military assistance. Well now you've got a bigger problem so based on that. I think it's a it's a a quite serious. And based on the witness testimony I've seen so far from businessmen and hill and Taylor. They all seem to be corroborating. What each other I've said so I think it's a pretty powerful argument? It's pretty hard to argue against it now. That said I'm not. I'm not always sure the Democrats should pull the trigger here. Do they really want to have a partisan impeachment. Yeah I mean that's that might not be something they want to do at the end of the day but I think this just based on the facts and the evidence you do that but if you're a Republican member you're in a Ruby Red district in northern Alabama you know eighty percent of your constituents your car. Don't you dare impeach the president no matter what the evidence says what do you do. It's a political decision. Split decision is going to not going to happen. powerful reminder that you reach reach a decision based on the facts and the law but then as representative. You have to make the political decision because it's a mix of politics and the constitution congresswoman. Same to you. You're you're making your appeal to our fellow citizens but as a member of the district committee you will be perhaps helping to draft articles of impeachment so in the course of your your or your address maybe tell us how how you would You know what the charges would be. We've heard charges of solicitation simply asking for foreign aid. We've heard a charge of bribery itself offering something of value to Ukraine in exchange for something of value namely only the investigation there have been charges of obstruction by refusing to cooperate with Congress. What articles do you imagine most persuasive? and which ones would you support support. I think that is one of the questions here. I mean we have an embarrassment of riches from which to select and that is part of the problem you know I I agree with Professor Malcolm that you know. We have elections for one purpose but then we also have impeachment for another purpose and so I may not agree with with for example the president's morals or his policy choices but those are things that would be dealt with through the electoral system but the concern in the impeachment process. This is are we seeing behavior that is eroding our government we heard about eroding the power of the executive but on judiciary. I've had a front row seat seat to the erosion of the powers of Congress. Not just the ways that Congress may have let its power slip away through war powers resolutions and that kind of thing but through an and as I.
"president trump" Discussed on We The People
"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to weed appeal weekly show of constitutional. You too shall debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among the American people. The House of Representatives is now debating articles of impeachment against President Trump on December. Second here at the National Constitution Center we hosted a fascinating to part conversation on the constitutional dimensions of impeachment. The first panel features leading constitutional channel scholars from diverse perspectives including professor. Michael Gerhardt are scholar in residence at the Constitution Center who testified as an impeachment expert before the House Traditional Committee it also features John Malcolm from the Heritage Foundation who's a member of our Madison Ian Constitution for all commission and the next panel features current right and former members of Congress to Republicans and two Democrats including the vice chair of the house. Judiciary Committee Representative Mary. Gay scanlon because impeachment involves a mix of legal and political considerations. It's hard to have a purely constitutional debate about impeachment but I ask the audience During this program to separate their political from their constitutional views in other words not to ask as a partisan matter whether or not they believe leave that president trump should be impeached but whether they thought that the constitution compelled it and how they would vote if they were members of the House of Representatives. I ask you the same question. Endear we the people listeners. Try as hard as you can to listen to this really illuminating discussion with an open. Mind and at the end of the podcast. If you find that you've changed your mind about whether or not president trump should be impeached. Then please email me and let me know Jay. Rosena Constitution Centre her. I hope you learn as much as I did from this illuminating conversation and let the constitutional debate began the Michael..
"president trump" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And he takes a step that is so fundamentally anti truth that i don't think that there is a way a president could survive that m in remember you know it's not as if a special council has the power to throw someone in jail by themselves no matter who they are and i would love to talk about who this special council liz robert muller in his credentials in a moment but let us say who had one that ensuring general appointed a bozo the bozo wouldn't be able to indochino put someone in jail the bozo first has to work with a staff and supervised by the acting attorney general of the united states snow husiac the attorney general of the united states the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and who put rod rosenstein in power it wasn't barack obama it was president trump this is where isn't stena's trump's guy he's the guy he put their so if if president trump asked the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to fire the special counsel robert muller and rosenstein refused then he could than trump could fire rosenstein in his replacement w would be asked to fire robert muller in that that could that could go on for a while but um the other possibility at or at least an other possibility that that president trump could use would be to fire rod rosenstein and to replace him with somebody who would have a very favorable i toward president trump so is addison barrier that you could see playing out and working under the guidelines for the special counsel as you wrote them so it is possible for the president to try to further rosenstein rosenstein is a presidential pointy his i say he's trump's guy and he can be removed by trump um he'd have to be replaced in some way in order for the deputy attorney general to have any function so you'd have to put someone else in place normally that requires senate confirmation to put that person in place and i would suspect that there would be incredible blood on the floor of the us senate uh just the most divisive debate possible if.