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"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"For Michigan residential and commercial builders along with realtors as for Thursday's armed protest inside of the capitol against her stay at home order the governor called a political gamesmanship by Republican lawmakers without substance they didn't even have their act together enough to ensure that they gave it immediate the fact and so the bills that they talk about passing the day lord all these people to Lansing and got people riled up about wouldn't even go into effect until April of twenty twenty one I think that it was incredibly reckless calling the gathering disturbing the governor said quote swastikas Confederate flags nooses and automatic rifles do not represents what we are as Michiganders John Hewitt W. W. J. news radio nine fifty WWJ news time is eleven oh five following its closure in April Beaumont where you could re open as early as Monday W. WJCL more as Beaumont's Troy Royal Oak in Grosse Pointe hospitals were over run by cove in nineteen patients it's Wayne campus was designated as a reserve coronavirus hospital and then it was closed now the hospital will re open in phases as staff is brought back some were laid off and others were moved to different locations an official date for the re opening of the hospital has yet to be provided Jason Scott WWJ newsradio nine fifty W. W. J. news time is eleven oh six Detroit mayor Mike Duggan encouraging people to continue to social distance also using the parks live on WWJ the mayor said the number of cases in the city has been dropping but that could go up if people start gathering again he says police will be out patrolling the parks and the state stay home order will be enforced more than a thousand officers returned to work at this point I think two thirds of all the office in the police department have been to our fifteen minute testing so they are fully staffed and and we we staff the same what we would have been last may and that does include a supplemental patrols in the park's mayor said it's okay to enjoy the parks but continue to do so in small groups and with social distancing all the latest numbers show that to us from the state at least there are a thousand new confirmed cases and seventy seven additional deaths that makes us up to forty two thousand cases in Michigan early thirty nine hundred people have died throughout the state the city of Detroit reporting nine additional deaths as of this afternoon meanwhile seven hundred and five people have died in Oakland county six hundred and fourteen people have now died in Macomb US representative Brenda Lawrence announcing a big grant today for public housing in the state three point eight million dollars she says it's all part of the coronavirus aid relief and economic security or carers act in statements represent of Lawrence says access to housing is integral in combating the spread of covert nineteen she says the only way we flatten the courage by encouraging people to stay home and that's hard to do when so many people lack housing meanwhile secretary state Joslin Benson today announced an agreement to reach with the national federation of the blind to temporarily expanded voting access for the may fifth election the bureau of elections will extend blind voters the option of receiving a ballot similar to the ones reserved for overseas voters and members of the military they will ensure that the ballots can be completed by blind people independently by using electronic screen reader software Manson says she's proud that they work together to identify a temporarily a temporary solution that is to expanding voting access here in Michigan coming up in the moments I had with the second highest number of cases new training planning and planned in Livonia W. W. J. news time eleven I wait for traffic and weather together we do it every ten minutes on the eighth sponsored this time by I told them the M. W. of Rochester hills from the adult on border traffic center we can tell you about a freeway closure seventy five north and southbound shut down a mile to Adams you can use whatever it is a way to get around the closure it's huge multi mile closure and it's going to be going on through five o'clock on Monday ninety four east and westbound downtown between Warren and I. seventy five if got intermittent lane closures.
A Closer Look at the Black-Jewish Congressional Caucus
"January and February have been full of commemorative moments for both the black and Jewish Communities. The birthday of Martin Luther King Junior the death anniversary of Anne Frank International Holocaust remembrance and Black History Month we sat down individually with three founders of the Black Jewish congressional caucus democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Democratic congresswoman. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin to discuss why the caucus exists the issues. They think it will address and why it's important for black and Jewish leaders to work together. Not Apart I I asked about the original purpose of the Black Jewish congressional caucus how that purpose has evolved since its conception and what the main issues the caucus to address we. I posed the question to chief. Founder Representative Brenda Lawrence when I went to my colleagues. And ask them if they would be interested in forming a black Jewish Caucus. Civically this administration. I have seen an uptick in divisiveness and Rachel tension and also hate crimes been reported as validated being on Increasing and we have such a strong and long history of lack American and the Jewish community coming together in those times when our country lost its way the Jewish community came to the support of the black community during the civil rights movement. We have shared experience between the Holocaust. Slavery of being people oppressed by no other reason except for who we are and We know and we feel uniquely the stereotypes in the tension that are often placed on us as black and Jewish citizens of this country. And we are here in Congress to write laws and policies to ensure quality to make sure that we're forcing the civil rights of this country and we should be having a unique conversation around this and I can tell you I was so impressed with the support and willingness in a bipartisan way to form the caucus so what are the main issues that the caucus hopes to address. Well I want to know that as we look at hate crimes and discrimination as anti Semitic. It's racist xenophobic Often go back to Martin Luther King. Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries not only to rid ourselves bandage but to make oppression of any people by others impossible so when we plan or what. Our jackets is our is that we will make sure that we are uniquely informed. We are aware of these incidents and policies and situations where we see Racism not being addressed properly or being able or being nurtured and that we can pass policies and enforce loss through our justice system to ensure we're holding true to one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all next. We asked Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the civil rights movement jewish-americans lent critical support to the N. Double ACP and fought alongside. Dr Martin Luther King Junior to challenge racial segregation in public accommodations and black leaders have stood with the Jewish community following the tragic shootings. At synagogues in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and POW California Joakim Prinz german-american Rabbi and refugee of Nazi. Germany represented the Jewish community as an organizer during the nineteen sixty three march on Washington. So that history is long and and significant and so the the The Black Jewish caucus is really important for us to be able to to retie those binds. And make sure that we can work on the modern day issues that are of mutual concern to both communities are purposes to assemble leaders to learn from one. Another advocate for joint concerns Regardless of party we believe And we exist because all partners are committed calling out hate and racism and discrimination anti-semitism and xenophobia whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head and you know our alliance in the Black Jewish caucus is really important so that we can work to honor and strengthen and safeguard the bond of our communities that have been developed in the struggle for equality in America. Then we asked representative Lee Zeldin. There is a need to better bridge the gap between the Jewish community and the black community and understanding a long rich history of the the black community fighting for on behalf of with the Jewish Committee and community and vice versa This isn't a new concept for us to be working closely and back in World War. Two was seven sixty first tank battalion. Bed Liberated gun skirt skin and God almost four hundred medals for their heroics their efforts and it was Jewish members who stood side by side with the black community during the civil rights push and some actually ended up giving up their lives in that fight for Justice and equality fast forward to two thousand and nineteen. This was announced in June But we were talking to each other about it for a few months leading up to that. Brenda Lawrence Really did a fantastic job taking a lead initiative. The American Jewish Committee was also influential and helpful with that. 'cause how has it evolved since then? I would say that more and more people have expressed interest in being part of it so it's become a bigger and it's allowed us to build a stronger network and we've seen a divide close But the challenges still exist and we just had a Hanukkah in two thousand nineteen that was marked by violent antisemitic attacks in and around the New York City area and some of the people who were paying attention to it saw that the individuals who are carrying out the attacks weren't neo Nazis. They weren't they weren't white supremacists. They weren't a radical Islamic extremists. And they they weren't Politically motivated it was a different dynamic than what you might have been talking about in June of two thousand nineteen You had some people who are talking about the the black Israel The Hebrew Israelite Movement But then others within that movement rejecting the acts carried out up in Munsey attacking the rabbi's home as well as attacking The the Jewish Kosher Supermarket in New Jersey. So in a way if you ask me how it evolved part of. It's been positive With all of the outreach in all of the new relationships and part of it has been an added challenge added friction as we witnessed what happened in the Hanukkah two thousand nineteen and struggling with figuring out how to as quickly as possible Deal with that next. We asked how the black community can support Jewish concerns and how the Jewish community can more forcefully advocate for African American issues. Here's what Linda Lawrence had to say. Yes the Jewish community has in the past as as you know during the civil rights movement Jewish communities one of our strongest legal and justice advocate on the judicial system but it is lifting the voice of Black America Black Lives Matter Institutional that is. Our biggest challenge institutional racism when it comes to the education when it comes to housing when it comes to the criminal justice lending voice to the black community and pointing out those things that are wrong and the black community. What we can do is make sure that we are calling out the stereotypes against the Jewish community. Then we heard from Debbie Wasserman Schultz. There is really some significant overlap that particularly with the violence and the Anti Semitism and bigotry. That is being hurled at our communities not just with these horrendous murders but with social media attacks and you know protest against our communities and discriminatory actions so we have a lot on our plate. Initially that I think are in my view important for our communities mutually and you know because the Caucasus really in its infancy as we mature and move down the road. Get to know one another issues that you know. We can be across the aisle and across our communities and the caucus focused on trying to prioritize the issues that the individual communities find important and lastly representative Lee Zeldin. Well we always spent a lot of times so far I talking about the way. The Jewish community has been targeted with not just Anti Semitic thoughts but antisemitic actions and violent and some cases of its cost people their lives. So you know the the ways for the the black community to identify what? The top issues are Right now for the Jewish community. We're seeing it. Play out really in the national news and the national debate for the Black Community The there still is racism in our country in many respects and I think that teaching tolerance and and understanding ensuring that policies aren't discriminatory that individuals have the ability to achieve the American dream and shouldn't be held back just because they might be someone of color or they might be practicing a different religion like Judaism. That discrimination racism still exists in our country. We saw it play out not too long ago on. Long Island where I'm from the first. Congressional district of New York is on the east end of Long Island There was a story that was in. Newsday was an investigative report of members of the real estate industry discriminating against people of color who were trying to find housing trying to Purchase a home to achieve the American dream. And unfortunately that's an exception and not the norm. It's rare But the response has been robust with investigations. That have been lost. launched as well as the real estate industry themselves Self policing Each Other To educate but educate each other and to push out of their industry people who are discriminating against Black individuals who are trying to own a home and then she the American dream so I would say as far as identifying some of the biggest needs right now of the black community. I would say that just like it was easy to identify anti-semitism as a top needed needs to get addressed for the Jewish community. I would say. Racism is something that's very prevalent and still needs to be addressed absolutely with regards to the black community next. We asked what issues of mutual concern? The caucus can address. Here's what Brenda Lawrence had to say. I think it's extremely important. That the black and Jewish community allow the history of oppression for either of our people to be forgotten. You know there's some people who like to say the Holocaust didn't happen. There are people who say You know black people so each other to slavery. So what's the big deal? We cannot allow the history that as horrific as it is to be forgotten. And that's something else that I think that we uniquely can do as citizens of this country and as survivor and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Right now we have a really significant challenge around white supremacy and the rise of white supremacists in United States white supremacist increasingly targeted and killed large groups of people in recent years because of their race or religion in the United States in Twenty fifteen we had nine African Americans who were murdered murdered by a gunman whose name I won't mention at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Mother Emmanuel in Charleston South Carolina. Because and this is quoting the murderer. He knew that it would be a place to get a small amount of black people in one area. You had Robert Bowers. Last year yelled antisemitic. Slurs before he opened fire and killed eleven worshippers at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and that was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community. American history you've had attacks on mosques where insecurity has had to be increased after fifty one people were massacred to mosques in New Zealand. So we have a very current urgent challenge with bigotry. Anti-semitism white supremacists who are engaging in in deadly violence and so that's at the security and houses of fighting. Anti Semitism and bigotry is Is really the top of our current list of issue the very tragic areas of mutual concern for for both communities and and I would also add Particularly because most of these crimes perpetrated with guns the Jewish community in the African American community have have really come together around making sure that we can close all the loopholes that allow people who shouldn't have a gun under federal law here in the US be able to get them Now that issue is unfortunately not bipartisan. I was just getting ready to say. That's gotta be bipartisan. doesn't mean that That the hawks On Black Jewish relations can't take it on
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on KCRW
"Third recruiting though has not been as easy as it was for the last census which took place after the Great Recession when plenty of people were out looking for jobs this time the census bureau has had to bump up paid a more competitive rates in the majority of counties around the country the bureau has not done the bulk of its hiring yet but as of Thursday he says it's pipeline of applicants is more than eighty percent there Wilson says exactly how many workers you'll need depends on what most helpful to do after the census bureau start sending out letters in March when you get that invitation please respond it's going to affect our future for the next decade to affect how many workers you need right well that to that too the more households self respond the few were numerators the government needs to send out then double ACP and other groups have file federal lawsuit against the census bureau alleging it's planning to send out too few enumerators which could hurt the accuracy of the census information gathered from communities of color it's a concern some lawmakers have raised during congressional hearings including US representative Brenda Lawrence a Democrat from Michigan Mr Murray do you believe that the census bureau is doing all it can to recruit and to hire enumerative last month Lloyd's question the national urban league president and CEO mark more yeah now which are the census bureau's advisory committee for the twenty ten count it's time to ring the alarm bell on the enumerator program or else as a bureau should consider working with private staffing agencies and give more regular updates about senses recruiting and hiring we do not want to come in may and then find out that they don't have sufficient people because then there will be no recourse in terms of securing the whole car have you applied online yet about it to do it right here on the face of the person many on Dixon junior of Manhattan recently stopped by the census job fair in Brooklyn Dixon says he's worried the job will come with special challenges including having to convince households with.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"For the Democrats I tell you what folks there is no doubt in my mind that the Democrats have made a huge mistake trying to impeach the president in one of the big problems that they have is that they've been screaming trying to impeach the president since day one since before he even took the oath of office and so it's not real surprising to me we're starting to see this everywhere now this is from the daily wire headline tide turning on impeachment is democratic congresswoman slips sure she says I don't see the value of kicking the president out of office now what's fascinating about this is that she was for impeachment before she was against it she is a Democrat representative Brenda Lawrence out of Michigan and I love what she has to say here it's fascinating she is now changed her mind because of the fact that she is now seen the polls and as we all know the polls show that this president should not be impeached now if you hate president trump if you absolutely abhor his very existence yeah you want to see him impeached if you are a conservative then no you don't want to see the president impeached it is those folks in the middle of the the independence these are the people that the Democrats really need to be worrying about that we've seen a couple of different polls I know that you've been hearing about them and they show that independence don't think these impeachment hearings went very well for the Democrats and so this so representative this Democrat Brenda Lawrence she claims now that the polls are turning against the Democrats and now she says that she doesn't see the value of removing the president from office now she earlier beat her Republican opponent by sixty four points in two thousand eighteen and she tells the no B. S. newshour with Charlie let die off that she no longer thought the impeachment was a good idea I think about this how ludicrous is that sound where she was for it until she saw the polls so you're telling me that it's not because of the evidence that you've seen or their testimony that you've heard no it's all about the polls so basically what she's doing she's you know looking her finger and sticking it up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing this is why people hate politics so now you can start to feel the back pedal now you can start to hear the back panel saying you can censure but you don't have to remove the president Lawrence said we are so close to an election yeah that's a we've all been saying let the people decide she says we're so close to an election I will tell you sitting here knowing how divided this country is I don't see the value of kicking the president out of office but I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable now when I saw that quote I thought it was interesting that would have to ask the question of Brenda Lawrence democratic representative I would say what what what part of the president's behavior was not acceptable and why is it you want to censure now as opposed to impeach because it seems to me like you Democrats to me trying to impeach the president literally from day one there's so much in just this one story she says yeah I want to censure I want it on the record house of representatives did their job now let's just pause right there in twenty eighteen the blue wave happened in all these Democrats were rushed into office you know what they were looking for you know what they ran on you know with Brenda Lawrence ran on impeachment show she says I want it on the record that the house of representatives did their job okay so you promised impeachment it ain't gonna happen so that's one epic fail you're on your part your your part now thank the lord that the president is not in my opinion going to be a page because I think that would be a disaster for America but I'm just with thing off of her words and pointing out the lunacy of this Democrat representative Brenda Lawrence she wants it on the record that the house of representatives did their job okay that's number two so you are going to be unsuccessful in impeachment at least in my opinion well then what else did you accomplish that's what I would also ask representative Lawrence because clearly you did not do the job of the American people you have been able to get nothing done in the last two years absolutely nothing and the error the American people are going to recognize that the American people are going to realize that the Democrats have been screaming about about impeachment since day one and so now what's going to happen to me I believe what's going to happen he is it is absolutely going to backfire on the Democrats the Democrats courses we all know earlier today they announced that that they're going to send their articles of impeachment over the judiciary council committee and they will draw them up officially and also it goes to the Senate where it will no doubt die a hopefully not so fast death and here's what I mean by that there there's there's this this debate going on as to whether or not the Senate should just kill these things right away the articles of impeachment or if they should have a huge trial what you think eight six six nine oh seven thirty three thirty nine it is eight six six ninety redeye what do you think I believe that it's good for the Senate to take up these articles of impeachment let the light shine on this incredibly flimsy evidence that the Democrats have tried to impeach the president on see that's what I think I think can I just play do the audio I believe that these Democrats have so little to go one they are insulting the intelligence of you they are insulting the intelligence of the American people and so while you have you know pencil neck Adam Schiff and some of these other folks saying yeah you know what it is it's a great day for America we're finally get a hold this president accountable really accountable for what you know one of the questions I keep asking is it's all about this four hundred million dollars it was going to go to Ukraine why are the Democrats so incredibly committed passionate about making sure that this four hundred million dollars went to a corrupt country see that's the other thing in all this there's so many layers to this and all of these layers point back to the same theme Joe Biden and hunter Biden are corrupt as the day is long how high does it go does it go all the way to a bomb who knows but ultimately this is going to lead in my opinion and there's a lot of other political experts I'm not a political expert folks I'm a talk show host but there's a lot of people that are looking what's happening and they're realizing you know what the Democrats are in a lot of trouble and the reason why the Democrats are a lot of trouble is because they embraced impeachment from the very beginning and what have we been listening to for three years it's been nothing but impeachment.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on KTRH
"His residency from New York to Palm Beach there's a congressional Democrat in a key Michigan district who is now well he stepped out of line but quickly got pulled back after suggesting the kids to see the value in impeaching president trump with the election less than a year away is representative Brenda Lawrence suggesting censoring the president instead but she backed off counselor to the president kellyanne Conway agrees there's no value in trying to impeach tribe Shane made very clear that we're so close to the next election that that gives her paws as well so that's that's something that we say often but here you have a demo and a democratic member of Congress saying it as well leadership got tour Lawrence's since released a statement saying she supports impeachment Wall Street just keeps on making money but that is an inconvenient fact for the left as well as the media KGH is close Saunders live with that yeah Dow closed on a record high the S. and P. five hundred hit a record this year said at the nasdaq one star college Khan was take Lewis says credit must be given to trump's policy of using regulation there are some policies that trump in the Congress of advance they've been very good for a lot of businesses overall yes business is booming partly because of that and yes those kind of policies have been helpful here's the problem the mainstream media is ignoring all this the left trying to tell you things are not good Lewis says this is not what he learned when he took a journalism class sold by the faculty member was reporter she must report the names news people report the news therefore just the facts and they let the public make initiation dozens of twenty percent this year best annual gain since twenty seventeen twenty seventeen okay got it thanks cliff five oh five is our news time now well you may not realize it so we're telling you early voting in the runoff election gets under way is Houston's municipal run off elections Houston voters will decide the race for mayor and city council Harris County GOP chair Paul Simpson hoping for a much smoother December run off the November's general election there are states that it reported for Harris County did and I think that's just because they're trying to rush in the system that's not ready since it says you can find information on city council candidates on the Harris County GOP website we have an interest questionnaires that a lot of submitted into voting histories and it's just a wealth of information in collection like this early voting will pause over thanksgiving weekend but resume Monday December second through Tuesday December tenth Nick right commits newsradio seven forty key T. R. H. as hard as it is to understand or even believe more small towns now seeking a so called home rule petition to allow people as young as sixteen years of age to vote now it doesn't apply to federal elections true the votes Catherine Engelbrecht says there is a method to this madness we've got plenty enough to worry about in our electoral process without adding more confusion by the creation of localized standards that ultimately and invariably find their way into the federal goals and continue to come up and already very gummy process yeah I just like the push to allow illegal aliens devote Engelbrecht Billy's lowering the voting age is just the left plan to expand their voter rolls and draw a lot of confusion even into the federal system do you think the voting.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"For the Democrats I tell you what folks there is no doubt in my mind that the Democrats has made a huge mistake trying to impeach the president in one of the big problems that they have is that they've been screaming trying to impeach the president since day one since before he even took the oath of office and so it's not a real surprising to me we're starting to see this everywhere now this is from the daily wire headline tide turning on impeachment is democratic congresswoman slips he or she says I don't see the value of kicking the president's out of office now what's fascinating about this is that she was for impeachment before she was against it she is a Democrat representative Brenda Lawrence out of Michigan and I love what she has to say here it's fascinating she is now changed her mind because of the fact that she is now seen the polls and as we all know the polls show that this president should not be impeached now if you hate president trump if you absolutely I pour his very existence then yeah you want to see him impeached if you are a conservative then no you don't want to see the president impeached it is those folks in the middle of the the independence these are the people that the Democrats really need to be worrying about that we've seen a couple of different polls I know that you've been hearing about them and they show that independence don't think these impeachment hearings went very well for the Democrats and so this so representative this Democrat brand of Lawrence she claims now that the polls are turning against the Democrats and now she says that she doesn't see the value of removing the president from office now she earlier beat her Republican opponent by sixty four points in two thousand eighteen and she tells the no B. S. newshour with Charlie let die off that she no longer thought the impeachment was a good idea I think about this how ludicrous is that sound where she was for it until she saw the polls so you're telling me that it's not because of the evidence that you've seen or the testimony that you've heard no it's all about the polls so basically what she's doing she's you know looking her finger and sticking it up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing this is why people hate politics so now you can start to feel the back pedal now you can start to hear the back panel saying you can censure but you don't have to remove the president Lawrence said we are so close to an election yeah that's a we've all been saying let the people decide she says we're so close to an election I will tell you sitting here knowing how divided this country is I don't see the value of kicking the president out of office but I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable now when I saw that quote I thought it was interesting because I would have to ask the question of Brenda Lawrence democratic a representative I would say what what what part of the president's behavior was not acceptable and why is it you want to censure now as opposed to impeach because it seems to me like you Democrats amid trying to impeach the president literally from day one there's so much insurance this one story she says yeah I want to censure I wanted on the record let the house of representatives did their job now let's just pause right there in twenty eighteen the blue wave happened in all these Democrats were rushed into office you know what they were looking for you know what they ran on you know with Brenda Lawrence ran on impeachment show she says I want it on the record that the house of representatives did their job okay so you promised impeachment it ain't gonna happen so that's one epic fail you're on your part your your part now thank the lord that the president is not in my opinion going to be in page because I think that would be a disaster for American but I'm just with thing off of her words and pointing out the lunacy of this Democrat representative Brenda Lawrence she wants it on the record that the house of representatives did their job okay that's number two so you are going to be unsuccessful in impeachment at least in my opinion well then what else did you accomplish that's what I would also ask representative Lawrence because clearly you did not do the job of the American people you have been able to get nothing done in the last two years absolutely nothing and the error the American people are going to recognize that the American people are going to realize that the Democrats have been screaming about about impeachment since day one and so now what's going to happen to me I believe what's going to happen he is it is absolutely going to backfire on the Democrats the Democrats of course as we all know earlier today they announced that they're going to send their articles of impeachment over the judiciary council committee and they will draw them up officially and also goes to the Senate where it will no doubt I die a hopefully not so fast death and here's what I mean by that there there's there's this this debate going on as to whether or not the Senate should just kill these things right away the articles of impeachment or if they should have a huge trial now here's what I think and yours is what you think eight six six nine oh seven thirty three thirty nine it is eight six six ninety right I what do you think I believe that it's good for the Senate to take up these articles of impeachment let the light shine on this incredibly flimsy evidence that the Democrats have tried to impeach the president on see that's what I think I think and I just play do the audio I believe that these Democrats have so little to go one they are insulting the intelligence of you they are insulting the intelligence of the American people and so while you have you know pencil neck Adam Schiff in some of these other folks saying yeah you know what easy it's a great day for America we're finally get a hold this president accountable really accountable for what you know one of the questions I keep asking is it's all about this four hundred million dollars there was going to go to Ukraine why are the Democrats is so incredibly committed passionate about making sure that this four hundred million dollars went to a corrupt country she that's the other thing in all this there's so many layers to this and all of these layers point back to this same theme Joe Biden and hunter Biden are corrupt as the day is long how high does it go does it go all the way to a bomb who knows but ultimately this is going to lead in my opinion and there's a lot of other political experts I'm not a political expert folks I'm a talk show host but there's a lot of people that are looking what's happening and they're realizing you know what the Democrats are in a lot of trouble and the reason why the Democrats are a lot of trouble is because they embraced impeachment from the very beginning and what have we been listening to for three years it's been nothing but impeachment with.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"The impeachment of from house intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff telling colleagues the committee's impeachment investigation report could come out next week and that it's really not up to just him to determine what step is warranted next I certainly think that the evidence has been produced overwhelmingly shows serious misconduct by the president but I do want to hear more from my constituents I want to hear more from my colleagues is it shift just trying to sound statesmanlike like he's above it all I'm just a man in search of truth is he just trying to do that or is he trying to walk this thing back recognizing right like that Vanity Fair article we read from earlier impeachment finished last eleven out of eleven among independent voters of things they care about he's got to be aware of those polls yep no Washington examiner among others pointing out that a house vote to impeach the president could put a number of moderate Democrats and risk in twenty twenty already Michigan Democrat representative Brenda Lawrence a prominent supporter of Kabul Harris who's previously supported the impeachment inquiry into president trump abruptly announced Sunday she no longer saw in the value in the process what I'm hoping is after the Clinton impeachment failed and hurt the Republicans and now this impeachment I think is going to fail and hurt the Democrats that both parties have decided you know this whole impeachment thing doesn't do us any good unless we got a serious serious crime we're not doing it and it'll be the end of this stupid game they will log meanwhile president trump is going to be holding a keep America great rally in the Florida he is going to a yeah huge arena in sunrise Florida later on today complete with special guests live music and voter registration so he will probably be once again on fire and Bill Cosby is given his first is given his first jail house interview and he says he has no remorse for the crimes that landed him in prison for ten years in the interview with black press USA the eighty two year old is suggesting is maintaining his innocence saying that when he comes up for parole the board will not hear him say he has any remorse he adds he doesn't care about people talking about the situation when they weren't there any also claims his trial was a complete sham during the interview we referred to his cell is a pent house adding that he is privilege behind the bars of the maximum security penitentiary is currently serving a three to ten year sentence for drugging and raping a woman and again because he says he will not show any remorse because he did nothing wrong it's hard to imagine what's going on in the psyche of a person like that because he was one of the most respected people in American culture for half a century yeah and he knew in his mind that he was a disgusting vile character somewhere in his own mind he knew he was a complete phony use you dear is raping unconscious woman all that time so what sort of do wool psyche thing he's got going on there so he he certainly could believe he's innocent because he spent all these decades pretending he's the good father telling us all how to raise kids when he's a secret rapist what a nut job they need to study him right now again he keeps saying the whole thing was a set up the whole thing was rigged against them nature news on Marshall plexi Armstrong get a show the conscience of the nation.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Cracks in the eyes of the Democrats when it comes to impeachment cracks in the I. spreading out like a spider web underneath their feet I just have to be in with the ten piercing gonna run through some of the stories that from the Washington examiner house Democrat backs down from impeachment quote I don't see the value of kicking him out of office democratic representative Brenda Lawrence of Michigan not that Michigan swing states Midwest now favors censoring president trump after backing impeachment proceedings over allegations that he withheld military aid from Ukraine for his personal benefit Lawrence appear on the Michigan radio show no B. S. newshour with host Charlie lived up on Sunday to discuss the impeachment process in the house Lawrence told the doctor was surprised to his surprise that she does not support removing the president from office and that she would not and she would after caucus to censure him instead we are so close to an election I will tell you sitting here knowing a divided this country is I don't see the value of taking him out of office Lawrence said I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable she continued I won the century I'm on the record that the house of representatives did their job they told this president any president coming behind them that this is unacceptable behavior under the constitution we will not allow it well you know what that is that is the giant sound of ice cracking under your feet what's it mean it means that they are in deep trouble eight the amount of trouble so Adam Schiff has resorted to the bombs Rashi trying to rush as members into a vote of impeachment before it all slips away they go home for this long weekend to like they've gone home he's rallying people on television but they're all saying on the same thing with this is the night it's a nightmare nobody wants to do this would you crazy we give you two weeks the hearings and so the question is now now Adam ships ego for my house seat that's what people are tight make sure you call.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Interview with ABC news Wednesday, President Trump insisted that if a foreign power offered compromising information on his twenty twenty presidential opponent, he'd be open to accepting it. And he would feel no obligation to call the FBI, regarded Representative Brenda. Lawrence condemn the president's comments. This man is talking about, and he is the president of the United States is how he can violate the rules and policies of our country by for hitting outside foreign entities to interfere with five democracy. It is it is passed sad. It is cast. Frustration. This is criminal Riley scored for the fourth straight game rookie Jordan, Binghamton stuff. Thirty two shots in game seven of the Stanley Cup final tonight to lead the Saint Louis blues to a four one victory over the Boston Bruins and the first NHL championship later, thirteen blues, took their term with the trophy racing, and above their heads lowering for kiss. President Trump met with his polish counterparts at the White House Wednesday for a broad discussion that included energy. The president announced the US in Poland of signed a joint declaration, affirming defense cooperation. They also talked about energy. We support Poland's construction of the Baltic pipeline, which will help European countries diversify their energy. Sources lend is also expanding on the nuclear front. Our countries also signed an agreement to expand US polish civil nuclear cooperation, which will likewise, advanced pollens energy and security, and deepen our bilateral commercial ties, Trump added the US in Poland or not only bound by strategic. Partnership, but deep common values, shared goals, and abiding friendship. Linda Kenyon, Washington has legalized medically assisted suicide. Governor had previously said she was unsure about the Bill. But governor Janet Mills signed it Wednesday saying she will hope that used sparingly I'm Elliot Francis. Meet Jerry, he suffers from sleep apnea or could wake the dead with my snoring, but c-pap wasn't working for him? That's when Jerry discovered inspire a sleep apnea solution and alternative c-pap. There's just no feeling like.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Interview with ABC news Wednesday, President Trump insisted that if a foreign power offered compromising information on his twenty twenty presidential opponent, he'd be open to accepting it, and he would feel no obligation to call the FBI Representative Brenda Lawrence condemn the president's comments. This man is talking about, and he is the president of the United States is how he can violate the rules and policies of our country by prohibiting outside foreign entities to interfere with five democracy. It is it is passed. Sad pass. Frustration. This is criminal Riley scored for the fourth straight game rookie Jordan, Binghamton stuff. Thirty two shots in game seven of the Stanley Cup final tonight, the lead the Saint Louis blues to a four one victory over the Boston Bruins and the first NHL championship later, thirteen blues, took their term with the conic trophy racing and above their heads lowering for kiss a President Trump met with his polish counterparts at the White House Wednesday for Brun discussion that included energy, the president announced the US in Poland of signed a joint declaration of firming defense cooperation, they also talked about energy. We support Poland's construction of the Baltic pipeline, which will help European countries diversify their energy sources is also expanding on the nuclear front. Our countries also signed an agreement to expand US polish civil nuclear cooperation, which will likewise, advanced bowlen's energy and security, and deepen our bilateral commercial ties, Trump added the US in Poland or not only bound by strategic. Partnership, but deep common values, shared goals, and abiding friendship. Linda Kenyon, Washington has legalized medically assisted suicide. Governor had previously said she was unsure about the Bill, but governor Janet Mills signed.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Representatives Brenda Lawrence and Rashida to leave sending a letter to the Michigan department of environmental quality and the state housing developmental thority urging the agencies to address the possible public health concerns regarding potentially contaminated demolition sites in Detroit. The lawmakers say they're deeply concerned by news of the soil being used to fill devolution site says part of the blight elimination program in Detroit, they say look forward to working closely with the MVP cue to ensure that proper oversight is being conducted. A local charity run by woman with personal ties to Detroit mayor Mike Duggan may have received some special treatment, according to a freedom of information act request by the Detroit Free Press. The make your date foundation run by Dr Sonia Hassan, not only received thirty three hundred fifty three thousand dollars in city grants, but also help from Detroit's chief development officer in fundraising city, put out a statement calling the story factually wrong saying that every dollar of city funds went directly to Wayne State university. And not to the make your date foundation. The sounded previously been chosen by mayor Duggan to lead the city's efforts to reduce Preterm births. Michigan supreme court rules. The state must correct one hundred million dollar mistake WW j legal analysts Charlie Langton about forty thousand people were wrongfully accused of unemployment fraud due to a faulty computer. The state wrongfully took about one hundred million dollars those people sued but lost. Now in a unanimous opinion. The state supreme court said that those victims have legal right to get their money back some people or actually charged with crimes not sure yet. How those people will be made whole Charlie Langton WJ NewsRadio nine fifty House Ways. And means committee, chairman Representative Richard meal is Emil that is is asking for six years of President Trump's tax terms. He based the requests on an obscure provision in the federal tax law that requires the IRS to audit the president and the vice president every year. This is clearly a clever careering narrowly crafted requests because they believe this is their best hope of getting the president's tax returns. President said he believes the law is on his side. Well, that's not what most legal experts tell me. They actually think this is a pretty strong case by this specific committee to be able to get these tax returns. They would not be made public. It only be available to if you people, but I expected the White House will launch a legal challenge. CBS news chorus. Paula reid. Meanwhile, of course, the deadline to file your federal income tax return, April fifteenth ten days away, the IRS says about forty percent of Americans have not filed yet and many are requesting more time. CBS news correspondent and Werner ripped explains. Why small business owners are struggling to understand the changes in last year's tax overhaul and the IRS estimates? A record fourteen point six million individuals are requesting extensions this year, along with nearly eight million LLC's the new tax law changes make calculating deductions this year more difficult, for example, who may qualify for business tax cuts, and how much they can deduct that is still open to interpretation. That's anna. Werner reporting. Boeing's troubles are mounting. The company said it's cutting production of its grounded 737 max jetliners as it races to finish a software fix to get the planes back in the air, your CBS news transportation correspondent Kris van cleave. A day after acknowledging a system on the Boeing seven thirty seven max was a common link between two deadly crashes. CEO Dennis Muilenburg announced the company will slow seven thirty seven production by ten a month from fifty two to forty two the production. Cut comes as Boeing is focusing additional resources on the software update required to get the max flying again going pause deliveries after the grounding of its max fleet last month the plane is vitally important to Boeing estimated to account for one third of the company's total revenue over the next five years van cleave says the seven thirty seven Max's Boeing's fastest-selling plane ever more than forty six hundred of the planes are on order. A major project to bring thousands of jobs to Detroit could mean temporary layouts for about seven hundred auto workers. The Chrysler has filed a letter with a state that says effective March thirtieth. The automaker will begin implementing temporary layoffs as part of a closing of its MAC engine plant and Detroit decide to retool for a possible future location. Here's more from WW J outta beat reporter Jeff Gilbert while the building is being done for a new assembly plant. No work can be done at the existing plant that existing plant currently as MAC engine. That means a seven hundred workers would be laid off. But Chrysler says the layoffs will likely be very temporary because they have many openings within the system, and they will likely be able to place those laid off workers at other Fiat Chrysler facilities in February Fiat Chrysler announced it would spend one point six billion dollars to convert the MAC engine.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Ringmaster James t Harris going here today. There was an unexpected guests. Her name is Lynn Patton. She's the former Trump employee and currently she works at, HUD, and her parents caused quite the stir it triggered Representative Brenda Lawrence from a democrat from Michigan said that meadows totally assaulted her to bring a black staffer as if all g represents all black people, truly bizarre. And then you had Rashida to Leib who also weighed in on Mark meadows. It's supposed to be about Cohen. But these black Democrats or should say, she says to leave she's either she's a woman of color. She's muslim. These these these Democrats have color. Cannot take it. If if if Republicans black Republican so up black members of the Trump administration all my God is right zest. She did leave did not understand truly who she was going after in Representative metals. I hope not Mr Chairman because I need to be clear on this particular, Mr Chairman, Mr. Mr. Mr. meadows, wait a minute. I defended you. Petco. I'm the chair. Yes, sir. Thank you. I will clear this up. Now Lee.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"I Don I want the words. No, no. We want to know exactly what she said about a colleague, excuse me. Would you like to rephrase that statement, delete? Thank you. Mr chairman. I can actually read it from here. Would you like to rephrase that which you say Republicans the understand what's going on here? Read that back read that racist stuff back read the attack against metals back. Is she does maybe around this time. She started to understand that she stepped in it as well. Just to make a note. Mr Chairman that just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they are racist. And it is insensitive that someone would even say racist say stay is racist in itself and to use a black woman as a prop to prove otherwise. And I can submit this for the record. If a colleague is thinking that that's what I'm saying. I'm just saying that's what I believe to have happened if as a person of color in this committee. That's how I felt at that moment and I wanted to express that. But I am not calling the gentlemen. Mr. medals racist for doing so I'm saying that in itself it is a racist act. Wow. Just wow. It gets even gets even muddier from there. Because the mistake that Representative Brenda Lawrence democrat made the mistake that Representative arrest Sita to Leib made is that they don't know Representative metals, they don't know his family. They did know his history. They didn't know about his relationship with the chairman Elijah Cummings. But it did come out in these hearings today, and again, total sidebar to the to the to the shelter the freak show that was the Cohen hearings, but stuff like this that people remember and take away. It makes the Democrats look, so terribly embarrassingly bad. Now have that for you at five twenty..
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"W j news time eight thirty two. Well, as mentioned President Donald Trump, delivering his second state of the union speech tonight. Congressman Joe Cunningham and a democrat from South Carolina, hoping the president does reach across the aisle hearing what kind of tone the President Trump strikes end to end tonight's message. And it's one I think we're all waiting. Michigan Representative Brenda Lawrence speaking at a Democratic Women's working group event today on Capitol Hill, we will not stop fighting. We have no plans to stop. Now. We will fight against the forces that continue to hold women back all of the women in attendance will be wearing white and honor of the women's suffrage movement. That led to the ratification of the nineteenth amendment back in one thousand nine hundred twenty she wants every woman in America to know. She's got your back. Well, as the president is set to deliver his speech, and he won't will he or won't he declare nationally -mergency to get funding for his border wall, Oakland university political science professor, Dave Duilio, doesn't think. So I think you would have Democrats get up and walk out at that point. It would be a it would be in some regards chaos. So I think I think the way you'll see it as Trump will call for unity tonight. They will work for the next week or so to try to get a deal on border security. So we don't have a second government shutdown in twenty nineteen stay with w w j will carry that the address live beginning at nine o'clock and have reaction from either side of the aisle all night long on NewsRadio. Nine fifteen. Meantime to General Motors workers from plants that face closing will be at tonight's state of the union address. Gotta Goodwin die is president of the local at the Warren transmission plant, Dave green heads the local at Lordstown. Both our guests of the congressman from those districts, Democrats, anti Lebanon, Tim Ryan, this could be one of the rear bipartisan issues of the night as the president. And those representatives have all criticised GM for the plant closings GM says a closings are necessary, and the workers will be able to transfer to other plants Jeff Gilbert, w w j really go nine v day w w. Jay news time. Eight thirty five. How much have taxpayers spent supporting President Trump's travels to his mar-a-lago club? A new government report offering a glimpse the report compiled by the government accountability office at the request of congressional Democrats says taxpayers spent thirteen point six million dollars for the first four trips the president took tomorrow Lago in early twenty seventeen the report also looked at the cost of providing overseas security for the president's two adult sons taxpayers spent some four hundred thousand dollars for the protection of Eric and Donald Trump junior on their first three trips after their father took office CBS news White House. Correspondent Steven Portnoy. Meantime, the department of homeland security and Justice see there's no evidence. Foreign governments had a significant impact on the November twenty eighteen congressional midterms joint statement says there's no evidence of campaigns or electron voting machines were affected. This dispute statements from intelligence and law enforcement officials that. Foreign agents worst seeking to meddle in the two thousand eighteen midterms and some state and local governments reported attempts to access their networks prior to the voting in November last week. Intelligence. Officials warn the China and Russia are already targeting the twenty twenty presidential elections. CBS news correspondents, Alison keys reporting, an Alabama police officer who fatally shot a black man he mistook for a gunman will not face charges. Here's CBS news. Correspondent Jim Krasula. With more old EJ Bradford junior was shot three times twice in the back and killed by a Hoover, Alabama police officer responding to a shopping mall shooting last thanksgiving night. Bradford's father EJ senior is outraged. Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall has decided not to charge. The officer who mistook Bradford for the gunman. He up he Santa tax. Out with murdering Muslim. And after Bradford says police jump to conclusions. When they saw young African American man with a gun, Jim Chris cillizza Bs news, www news time, eight thirty six traffic and weather next. It was a goal that I.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on KOMO
"Stuff merry Christmas. That again is ABC's TJ homes while hiring slowed in November the jobless rate state at three point seven percent. It wasn't the number many were expecting November hiring came in weaker than expected. One hundred fifty five thousand jobs added that's more than fifty thousand jobs of below the monthly average we've seen over the past year. But Mark Hamrick senior economic analyst at bankrate dot com says it's not that surprising. Look for next year is for slower hiring, but not a hall in jobs creation. So between tightness in the job market. Some struggling to find well-qualified workers, we should not expect hiring to be blazing at this moment. Shelley Adler, Washington news time eleven thirteen corporate corporate tax breaks and bailouts maybe more controversial than ever for a second day in a row. General motors. Ceo, Mary Barra heard from Capitol Hill lawmakers who are upset about planned layoffs and plant closures ABC's, Michelle Franzen with more after meeting with Ohio. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill General Motors. Ceo, Mary Barra is back in the hot seat last week. The automaker announced it will stop making the Chevy Cruz at its Lordstown Ohio plant by March and could close the plant for good. Our focus is on the workers. We made the announcement when we did to give them the maximum opportunity for other opportunities. We have within the company Thursday, she met with Michigan lawmakers democratic Representative Brenda Lawrence in this country, the government and taxpayers bailed out TM encouraging GM to rethink its restructuring plan since the company is enjoying record profits. Michelle Franzen ABC news Bara is insisting the company is actually driving economic gain. Saying GM is invested twenty two billion dollars in the US since two thousand nine KOMO news time eleven fourteen and tied. A check AAA traffic.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on WJR 760
"The, list of. Speakers that reads more like a who's who WJR's are meadowland room has the rundown topping the list former President Bill Clinton, other political, figures include. A former US attorney general Eric Holder Michigan governor Rick Snyder US Representative Brenda Lawrence Detroit city council president Brenda. Jones the Reverend Jesse Jackson and l. Sharpton smokey Robinson will, share his memories as well as her one time. Record company boss. Clive Davis Bishop TD Jakes pastor of the Potter's house in Dallas is. Expected to be there along with, actress, Sisley, Tyson and. TV judge Greg. Mathis Franklin died August sixteenth at her Detroit home the cause of her death was. Advanced pancreatic cancer she was. Seventy six are medal Andhra WGN news Senator John McCain's family says the Arizona. Republican has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer medical, correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta tells us more about the. Cancer McCain has. Been battling for over a year Tumors known as a glioma blast Dilma some people refer to it as a GDN And it is a it's an aggressive form of brain cancer cancer that forms within the brain. Of self as opposed to spreading from somewhere else in the body to the brain the national weather service has hurricane, lane has been downgraded to a category. Two storm is it approaches the Hawaiian islands. Executive officer of. Hawaii's emergency management agency Luke Meyer says they're preparing for this hurricane. That's definitely coming we are walk into at least our operation center at diamond head we are walk rating with our state and local. Partners and our federal partners trying to make sure that public ready for this event the hurricane sustained. Winds are now clocked at one hundred ten miles an hour with some gusts higher the storm is barreling north and was. Expected to make a sharp. Westerly turn possibly passing dangerously close. To the island chain an off-duty port Huron police Lieutenant was shot dead this morning I shot to death. This morning and two others shot and wounded at an. Apartment. West of port Huron it was a love Triangle this. Is the nine one one call forty-seven seventy-one Atkins roller apartment number. Four we're going to start rescue colors advising that he has been shocked long with his neighbor and her boyfriend the shooter is a. Twenty nine year old who called police and was captured more than an hour away at a marathon. Station on ten mile and telegraph in Southfield police in Utica are looking for a vacuum cleaner thief who they call the. Dyson dasher the suspect was. Recorded on surveillance video leaving the. Target store with two Dyson vacs in his cards without paying for them he was seen driving away in. A dark-colored issue v The traffic. Shift has, taken place on eastbound. Is sixty six between seventy five and ninety four vehicles going east will now be on the newly pave. Lanes which eventually be the westbound lanes of the freeway crews will now repave the eastbound lanes. Diane cross dot says other work is going on now we've shifted you over but still have. Work to do in Oakland County as well so starting tonight at about eight. Pm eastbound six ninety six coming, from two seventy five as you get near 'em ten we're going to. Force you off on telegraph because we need to work on the eastbound stretch Oakland from telegraph to seventy five and finally Robin Leach has died the star of the, lifestyles of the rich and famous started out on the, news.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"It's not his name reminding neither i'll share with you what i figured out okay meantime democratic congress went caught plane candy crushed drinks s is this o to of the union so i i love this because she's a bear she has no comment now i know she's the democrats of she was like trump representative brenda lawrence democrat from michigan playing candy crushed during the state of the union i mean she's a fool because it whether you like it or not or like trump or not aid you constituents want you doing that well i don't know what do you think it if it was a republican during obama would we have you know doing it where we have a problem with that we might actually applaud him right true path's airway there there's not woods book let it into comes out of his mouth is alive so i guess i can understand but as so she's probably going to get through those plaudits from her folks and then represented bonnie watson coleman from new jersey another other was reading responses to our tweets and representive joyce bates beatty from ohio democrat was viewing dress press release reacting to the speech so i just want to know what is there something you do we can of sneak something in maybe during church or at your job when people are looking to they can't tell like this lady thought that nobody could see her playing candy crush isn't something you do this calls the mine the knapsack has no it's called executive producer chris the knapsack i'll tell you what that is i'll tweet out a picture of it when we come back as well on my twitter feed at chris crock show and then after that will get under the beyond say photo capturing his grandmother starstruck we're going to talk about celebrities that you've met and that i have met and how it went down all the next how would you like to change your peers automotive expert a nationally syndicated talk show host jerry reynolds for decades people have waited purport per month and the.
"representative brenda lawrence" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"To whatever whether it's true or not again i have to resume people are innocent until proven guilty but matt lauer statement pretty much was an admission of guilt to at least some degree so i i you know don't call me a hypocrite you know al franken sort of admitted i i dunno franken should step down no more than i think roy more should step out of the race in alabama i think matt lauer probably should should have been fired because it's a different situation there's a whole conversation ongoing and it's very concerning to me out of this it's an important one to have it's a debate we must fully like a rubik's cube we got to look at all sides of it but it's really concerning because there was an interview this morning on cnn representative rendall lawrence michigan they're talking about representative conyers who apparently has had all kinds of sexual assault allegations his deputy chief of staff from two thousand three to two thousand fourteen is come forward has broken a nondisclosure agreement and is talking to the press the today show of all places describing the the over tours the sexual advancement the appropriate touched touching that a rep conyers had had conducted while she he was the deputy staff this congressional office and i have a thought on that with the nondisclosure i'll get to that in a minute but but you have this debate with representative brenda lawrence and cnn acre this morning about the fact that this man won't stepped down he says i'm not stepping down i'll let the voters decide in all want to run for reelection next year they can decide whether i step down or not but here's sort of the reaction this is a democrat congresswoman from michigan to what we could do in congress to deal with people like her fellow democrat conyers player when we look at washington we keep hearing about yes there should be due process yes there should be an investigation i get the things work differently in washington but is the only day that lawmakers are now going to be held accountable is on election day is that the.