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Fresh update on "senate" discussed on It's Been a Minute
"On our streets again With the blood of little children sitting in our schools Representative Lucy mcbath won the democratic nomination for Georgia's 7th congressional district and she's known for her work as a prominent gun control activist We can not be the only nation or one party sits on their hands as children are forced to cover their faces in fear A governor Brian Kemp's election night watch party there was a moment of silence before he took the stage Kim didn't mention the massacre during his speech but in a statement said he was uplifting the Texas community and prayer Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker was asked about new gun legislation at his watch party And everything and stuff I like to see it The next day Democrats made it clear that guns safety will be a major campaign issue This is democratic state senator Elena parent With Stacey as our governor will improve gun safety And close loopholes that allow firearms all too often to fall into dangerous hands I think it's.
Why Won't Chuck Schumer Stand Against Lee Zeldin's Hate?
"What so what is Chuck Schumer doing about any of this Mister pro Israel He even say anything about he dare not You know why You know why mister producer He fears AOC And she's part of this operation And he fears that she'll run in a Democrat primary defeat him because for Chuck Schumer all that matters is power What the hell else is the man going to do He's only served in elected offices in the New York assembly The U.S. House and then the U.S. Senate He's never actually worked for a living Doesn't know how things work Talib came under fire in August 2021 when she claimed that wealthy pro Israel forces were behind the curtain controlling U.S. policy But don't worry she's fantastic
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on Masters in Business
"The Bloomberg business app This is Bloomberg radio Now a global news update The president and First Lady will be in Yuval di Texas tomorrow That's where 19 children were killed in a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school White House press secretary karine Jean Pierre said the bidens will grieve with the community during this devastating time The bidens will meet with community leaders religious leaders and the families of victims during their visit Texas governor Greg Abbott says he was misled and livid about the police response to the Yuval di school shooting There are people who deserve answers the most And those are the families whose lives have been destroyed they need answers Abbott told reporters every bit of information he was given from investigators on Thursday was wrong Police admitted they waited for nearly an hour for reinforcements before breaching the classroom door where the gunman was holed up the Department of Public Safety director calls it the wrong decision 12% of California is now in the highest drought stage Jack cronin has more For the first time since the record storms back in December a portion of California's fallen into exceptional drought the worst level in the drought scale 12% of the state mostly in the central valleys and the highest drought level with another 48% in the second highest category extreme drought only two counties covering two and a half percent of California's geography are in moderate drought status del Norte and San Diego counties I'm Jack cronin Doctor beh met Oz is declaring victory during the middle of a recount in Pennsylvania's Republican U.S. Senate race the Trump supported candidate made the announcement even though a full recount is underway in a tight race with primary opponent David McCormick former president Trump has reportedly urged Doctor Oz to declare victory in the primary saying if he didn't he would be cheated out of a win Astronomers say a meteor storm coming to North America could produce about a.
Will 2024 Be a Walk in the Park for Donald Trump?
"Left? Is it going to be a walk in the park for you in 2024? Because they seem to be doubling down and getting everything wrong in the last 16 months. Well, the very vicious and they fight very much harder than we had, we had Bill Barr. He didn't want to be impeached, so how do you not get impeached? Don't do anything. And you know, when somebody like that says that, oh, no, the election was just fine. And then you watched 2000 mules, or you watch many other things, too. Well, you just look at the proof. Look at Arizona. Look what happened with the audit. Look even the attorney general who is very weak, very weak in Arizona because he showed this massive fraud that was presented to him by the Senate and others. He showed this massive fraud and irregularities. And then he goes, we can't let it happen again. Well, what about taking care of the stuff that happened? Not just saying we can't let it happen again. So he's gone way down in the polls now because of that people are very unhappy about it. But if you look at Georgia, if you look at Pennsylvania where there are subpoenas all over the place, if you look at Wisconsin with the nursing homes where almost everybody voted, but historically very few people vote in nursing homes because they have other problems, frankly. But you look at what happened in Wisconsin with the nursing homes and other things. It's an take a look at Racine Wisconsin. The sheriff, there's a real patriot. Take a look at Racine Wisconsin, where the sheriff went out. He went to see if it was true. And he said, it's far worse than I ever anticipated. Not better, but far worse. No, we have corrupt elections that we have open borders. You know, nobody would have thought this. I always said, you need strong borders to have a country. Well, we have the worst part is we had the best borders in the history of our country two years ago. Now we have the worst borders in the history. And the other thing we have is corrupt elections.
Fresh update on "senate" discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
"Okay, we've covered the other side of the aisle baron. We've talked about the Democrats who talked about The White House about Biden. Let's talk about our side. President Trump has got a record of something like 90 plus to 7. He is the kingmaker extraordinaire. I don't think there's anything in American political history that comes close. How does this affect? If we have what you predicted, this utter tsunami in the midterms, if we take the Senate as well as the house huge margins, what is the identity of the party after the elections? Because okay, but also when it comes to the levers of power, well, because when Jim Jordan comes on my show and I say, hey, you're going to be the Speaker of the House. No, no, no, no, no. I'm just going to chair the judiciary committee. I want real maga in the leadership. I don't want any more Mitch McConnell's. I don't want people. Kevin's a nice guy, but he's weak fundamentally. So we may have the most players on the field in term of maga, but Boris, how do we become the determinant factor in who's running the GOP? So in terms of Mitch McConnell, you know, I think it's been clear that Mitch McConnell is completely divorced himself from America first from maga. From the president. Trump, exactly. And Lindsey Graham is even out there and said, hey, you can not be the leader of the Senate. And as Lindsey Graham talk, you can't be who's not exactly full maga. The guy who on that tape said Biden would be great. Right. Oh, Biden, my best buddy. That he said that you can not be the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate if you don't have a relationship with the leader of the party. You'd think, which is president Donald J Trump. So in the Senate, it's clear as day. Now, the issue is that the Senate is a small chamber, right? And they've got to get to 50% plus one to become leader. And you look around the room, right? So the hope is that we'll have enough young new people who are there, like Eric greitens. Okay. Katie Brett, you know, you've got Oz coming, you know, it seems like coming out of Pennsylvania Herschel Walker. Yeah. Coming out of Georgia. This new Blake masters. But they won't have seniority. But the old God. It's just a vote, right? Right. But in terms of classic power, politics. That's the issue. The issue is that this is going to be a young new generation and will they have enough umph to push and say, Mitch McConnell, your time is up. On the house side, you know, frankly, it's up to Kevin to have the strongest relationship possible with maga. And I think if he has that and builds, I think I said this to you a couple of weeks ago. If he continues to build that relationship, strengthen that relationship. In terms of Kevin McCarthy and the ratio, of course, with president Trump, he does appear to be on his way to becoming speaker. So, but it's really in the house. The chairs of the committees have so much power. Yes. The rest of the leadership has so much power. In the Senate, it's really the leader, right? So we've got to do all we can to ensure that the Senate does bring in that new leadership and Mitch McConnell is no longer. I think the majority leader who would be your best who would be your favorite. If all the maga guys win that you listed, who would be the most maga leader. I don't think it's possible to have somebody who's a freshman as a leader. I think that's happening. The only one that I like others, Marcia, who's already there, Blackburn. I think Marshall's Marshall's interesting. I think somebody like a haggerty out of tenants in other Tennessee. You know, relatively new senator. But you know, what does it look like? Who's a potential realistic alternative? It's Rick Scott. You know, because he's the chair of the conference and he's got a lot of backing around him. And he does have a good relationship with Matt. And you know, to some degree, the older line..
Senators voting on Domestic Terrorism Prevention Bill
"To the back to back mass shootings in Buffalo and uvalde Texas failed in the Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on hate crimes and gun safety Majority leader Chuck Schumer says he'll give bipartisan negotiators in the Senate about two weeks while Congress is away for a break to try to forge a compromise Texas Republican John cornyn says this must make a difference One thing we should not do is try to pass something that will have absolutely no impact on incidents like this just to score political points or make ourselves feel good Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy is optimistic I am hopeful there is growing momentum but I have had
Beto O'Rourke Attempts to Disrupt Gov. Abbott's Press Conference
"And it's some lunatic email me Charlie it's not a national tragedy. Let me just shut up. It is, okay? You got 19 elementary kids. Murdered in a classroom, all right? So yes, it is. That doesn't happen every day. God forbid. So we're kind of on the fly here. And so. The whole thesis that we had here was that Democrats are going to overly politicize this and make it all about themselves and their political agenda. And as if right on cue, Robert Francis o'rourke couldn't allow governor Abbott to host a press conference on mental health and the facts related to it and barnstorms and bum rushes the stage like an unhinged activist and start screaming with his flailing arms of which there's not a detectable ounce of testosterone or muscle mass on the entire being of the wannabe Hispanic Irish man trust fund baby open border advocate gun grabbing activist from El Paso, Texas, who hell yes is going to take away all your guns soon to be three times failed candidate in Texas where he can't win a Senate race. You can't win a presidential race and he's not going to win the governor's race. And man, again, I have plenty of disagreements with governor Abbott on a lot of things. I don't think he acts fast enough. I think he's been fine. I don't think he's like Kemp, who's a total disaster. But if you want to turn me into a big Greg Abbott fan, congratulations, Robert Francis o'rourke. You've done that as you bum rush the stage and make yourself look like a fool, make your entire political party look like nothing more than opportunists. Okay, all right, let's just play it. Excuse me. You're out of line and an embarrassment. And you're doing nothing. No, please. How do you sit in the place to talk to yourself? This is totally predictable when you are out of line. Sir, you're out alive. I'm sure you are alive. Please leave us all. I can't believe you're a 6. Did we come to a deal like this to make a political issue? Sounds like he, why don't you get out of here? I'm not quite sure what Robert Francis o'rourke was saying, but he felt necessary to bum rush the stage and Ted Cruz is just losing it. And I think just kind of like the local sheriff came up and was like, you're an embarrassment. How dare you do this? We have not identified all the bodies. Hasn't been
David McCormick Takes Pennsylvania Senate Ballot Fight to Court
"So what David McCormick team has decided to do is to sue to allow the ballots that were not hand dated To be counted That is the ballots that were stamped dated To be counted Of course he is support over at national review because Donald Trump backed Doctor Oz and they hate Doctor Oz by their legal aimless over there who claims that this is really a civil rights issue according to the federal courts There's no civil rights issue This is a black and white simple originalism issue And there is no reason to change state law There's no civil rights issue or civil rights violation And it is a material issue Whether you sign and date a document for all kinds of legal purposes including absentee ballots and the envelope in which those ballots are placed
With the Country Reeling, We Need Less Politics and More Solutions
"A devastating devastating news out of Texas. 19 children killed two teachers killed all in the same classroom. I mean, I get a little bit sick every time I think about this and I wish I wasn't here talking to you about this today. But I think that it's important we do. And it's important the nation have a conversation that's real in terms of what solutions can be offered. I get it, you know, both sides are going to go all in for the politics of this. You've got one side saying guns need to be outlawed. We need no more guns. That's going to be the solution to all of it. Well, they're wrong. And then the other side saying, we just need to arm everybody. You know, and then everything will be fine. Well, they're wrong too. All right? And so I, for once, would like to see some seriousness from our leadership in Washington from the president of the United States for goodness sakes. Who could take measures to address this heck, he's got Congress, or he's got the house, and he'd have the Senate on this one because Joe Manchin has been very much about finding realistic solutions that still protect our Second Amendment. We have a Second Amendment, okay? We're not going to throw out the constitution. So let's work within the frames of the constitution to find solutions that work. We have it's very clear a mental health problem in this country, which I believe, and if you've been watching some of these shows, including my discussion with senator Marshall Blackburn out of Tennessee just last week, I believe that big tech has been instrumental in actually making much
Senate Judiciary Committee holds nomination hearing for ATF head
"A day after a mass shooting at a Texas school kills 19 children and two adults the Senate holds a hearing on a new ATF head Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee President Biden's nominee for ATF director Steven detel box as if confirmed he would advance the cause of public safety I vow to never let politics in any way influence my actions Senate judiciary chair dick Durbin says he's qualified and needs to be confirmed The spot went vacant for four years Why Because the gun groups wanted to go vacant They don't want a strong agency doing its job Ranking committee members senator chuck grassley says he has concerns about dental bock heading the ATF Biden had to withdraw his first ATF nominee after stalling for months because of opposition from Republicans and some Democrats the NRA claimed it campaign to keep David chipman from the post I'm Julie Walker
Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?
"Senate democratic chief Chuck Schumer is pushing Republicans to finally act on guns after the Texas shooting With 20 little kids dead Please damn it please think if it was your child or grandchild But Schumer notes the prospects of GOP senators shifting course in helping pass substantial laws to curb gun violence are very slim even as leader Mitch McConnell blasted the shooting It's literally sickening Alabama Republican Tommy tuberville said regulating guns won't solve anything This is a mental health issue Guns are not the problem okay People are the problem New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker says that's the problem Mines are made up It doesn't matter if more kids died This is just going to be the same thing as it was after Parkland after newtown Here nothing is changing Sagar Meghani Washington
Indiana Lawmakers Override Transgender Sports Veto
"Indiana overrides the veto and bans transgender girls from playing on school athletic teams Republican lawmakers in Indiana joined more than a dozen states in voting to ban transgender girls from competing in girls school sports On a mostly party line vote first the state House then the Senate voted to override a veto by governor Eric holcomb who had said the bill didn't provide for fairness in kindergarten through 12th grade sports opponents say it's a non issue being used as a political wedge supporters say the ban is needed to protect the integrity of competition The American civil liberties union describing the law as hateful in a violation of title 9 and the constitution immediately
It's Been a Very Interesting Time for Primaries in the U.S.
"Today is going to be a great episode. We're just going to, I've been saving up some things. We've been going through some interviews when talking to a lot of folks about, you know, different things that have really been interesting as we go as this week is progress. You know, selection. We've been in primary after primary probably to use these have been dominated for primaries. Our podcast from just the other day with chip Lake, talked about the in depth of how campaigns work and what parameters what people are going through when it comes to candidates and also campaign operatives on the days leading up to a primary. And we've seen a lot of different things happening. You look across the country, you've seen president Trump's endorsement as we've talked about still being very powerful. If you look at Ohio, you look at the Senate race there. Taking JD Vance and moving him from really the endorsement itself moved him from fourth place with no hope to first place by ten points and also the help of Peter field with about
Charlie Breaks Down Unique Characteristics of the Georgia Electorate
"A fan of Brian Kemp, I've spoke about it openly and I believe that David perdue would be a great governor. Now, Donald Trump has endorsed David perdue as David perdue was mounting a primary challenge against Brian Kemp. But you must understand that the political landscape of Georgia is very much a good old boys network. It's a lot of local counties back slapping. Did you come to the local high school football game? Did you get good tickets at the university of Georgia football game? And I don't want to accuse Brian Kemp of anything illegal. That's not what I'm doing here, but it definitely is a patronage system in Georgia. Now, some states that really isn't the case. I can tell you right now, Arizona is not a good old boys network. There is that kind of McCain group in Arizona, but in Arizona, if you haven't lived here, if you just kind of moved here, you can, excuse me, you can kind of upstart and you can kind of run. Now you've got, of course, there's an establishment you have to navigate. But Georgia, it's a very much of a, who were you? Did you check the boxes? You know, were you able to take care of the right people? So Brian Kemp made a brilliant political move where he basically metaphorically neutered David perdue, where he put the more powerful Purdue, which was sunny perdue, I believe his name, which was, I think they're relatives on that mistake. I think their cousins and he appointed them to some sort of university board, which all but basically destroyed the fundraising ability of the entire Purdue network. So Kemp took care of a fellow Purdue in the family, which kind of, let's say, blunt was thwarted a lot of David perdue's ability to be able to continue to raise capital. Now, David perdue made a decision not to run for the United States Senate. That looks like it's going to be the great Herschel Walker. But Kemp worked the state, Kemp was able to maximize corporate donations. There's a lot of, there's a lot of powerful corporations in Georgia, CNN, obviously, is headquartered in Atlanta. I don't think they gave money to Purdue. Coca-Cola is headquartered in Atlanta, at least they said they hated Brian Kemp, Home Depot, was headquartered for quite a while in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines for a while was headquartered in Atlanta. There's a lot of there's a lot of companies that have a significant presence in the state of Georgia. It's a, it's always kind of prided itself on being a quote unquote, pro business state. To a fault, by the way, where Georgia invited Hollywood liberals for years via this phony and crony tax credit system where you bring in the Will Ferrell's and the Kevin Hart's of the world where they become like pseudo citizens of Georgia and they overly finance these elections. One of the many reasons why Georgia has become a battleground state which never should have become a battleground state. But
Who is the Texas school shooter? What we know
"The Texas shooting is the deadliest at an American grade school since the sandy hook massacre nearly ten years ago What are we doing Connecticut senator Chris Murphy went to Congress representing the area rocked by the killings of 26 kids and teachers We have another sandy hook on our hands What are we doing Noting the Senate failed to act then and it keeps happening It is our choice to let it continue So a gutted Murphy made a plea I'm here on this floor to beg to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues to find a way forward If they don't Murphy says they're essentially sending what he calls a
Which Republican Will Hold Pennsylvania Senate Seat?
"Look, it's going to be Doctor Oz, or David McCormick. And they're going up against John fetterman. And the conventional wisdom is that either one of these guys can take him. Am I reading that right? I think the conventional wisdom is correct given the political atmospherics and just how competitive it Pennsylvania is in the year 2022, let's say versus the year 2002. Right. So 20 years ago, Pennsylvania was always just competitive enough for Republicans to challenge for it. Let's say in presidential contests. And it did send Republicans to Congress as a part of their Senate delegation. But the state really has become super competitive and the atmosphere for Democrats is just as bad as an atmosphere I've seen for a political party. I guess it's 2018 when it was that almost that bad. Well, look, but that's why I think Oz or McCormick is very likely to win the general election. Well,
What's the Latest on the Pennsylvania Primary Race?
"Well, David, we have an embarrassment of riches today as far as topics go. I've got this list here. We can go through for an hour, but let's see where we're at. Let's start with Pennsylvania Senate race. David McCormick is a mirror 987 votes behind Doctor Oz and they are still counting. What do you think's going on there? Man, $64,000 question. It's possible that when all the votes are counted and the mcclernand will be on top, even if he's not, and I'd rather be awes of I had to choose at this point. I'd always really rather be the guy in front. Even if I've holds them off, there's going to be a recount because it's going to be triggered under state law. The candidate that's losing at the end of regulation can forgo the recount and just decide to lose. I just don't think that's going to happen here. Of course, the real news here is that the McCormick campaign is suing in state court to compel all 67 counties to count mail in ballots that were received on time and have no other flaw except for there is no gate handwritten on the outside of the envelope as required by state law. Now, they're using a you're the lawyer here, but they're using a decision rendered by the third circuit on Friday that have nothing to do with this election, but at 2021 election at Lehigh county Pennsylvania. It said such balance should be counted
Mo Brooks: We Have the Ground Game but Need Financial Support
"So tell us what's going on on the ground in Alabama my friend Well we're getting blistered with the financial advantage that Mike Durant and Katie Britt have Katie bread is soaking up the money from the Mitch McConnell establishment wing of the party added to that are the special interest groups and as much as 5 the last 7 years That's been a profession registered lobbyist And in particular she's getting money from the open borders chief foreign labor crowd that loves to profit off of the hardship of hardworking Americans who don't want to have to compete against this chief foreign labor So that's pretty much the setup Mike Durant probably the closest analogy I could give to what he would be like in the United States Senate would be John McCain John McCain is the last time that Mike Durant voted in a Republican primary back in 2008 and he was a surrogate for John McCain around the country And that's why I mentioned him as a lookalike for the Mike Durant campaign effort So both of them have tons of money Mike grant He's a successful businessman to his credit He's put in 10 million of his own but he's also been recruited and supported by The Lincoln Project doing business as more perfect union in Alabama doing business as the element of patriots pact Jake harriman of those organizations pledged Mike Durant $15 million if he would get into the race That's a lot of money in a state like Alabama We have the ground game We had the support of almost every single conservative organization at least everyone I know of But unfortunately Mark as you well know
Stacey Abrams: Georgia Is the Worst State to Live in
"Stacey Abrams says that George is the worst place to live The number one worst place to live I want you Georgians to know this Stacy owns multiple homes in Georgia But it's the worst place to live cut 15 go We have to have a conversation about who we are And what we want for each other in front of each other I am tired of hearing about being the best state in the country to do business but we are the worst thing with countries and live in this There you go Worst state in the country to live Vote for me for the United States Senate She has no opposition in the Democrat primaries isn't that nice
Axios: Republicans Plot Foreign Intervention Pullback
"Because there's a piece now and another left wing site Well actually same left wing site axios while vox and axios are different but same in terms of ideology And the headline is from ten hours ago Republicans plot foreign intervention pullback by Loughlin marche Republican lawmakers following former president Trump's leader working with a wide range of conservative groups to pull back American support for Ukraine the Middle East and Europe officials to the Middle East means probably Israel and moderate Arab countries that are taking on Iran why it matters they write with the GOP poised to retake control of the House and perhaps the Senate next year this contingent could grow substantially Trump is back in candidates excuse me who explicitly broken with Republican foreign policy orthodoxy 11 Senate GOP no votes on a $40 billion Ukraine aid package last week was the clearest sign of the new coalition's influence is expanding Well look about 10 billion of that 40 billion should never have been in there
Does Time Heal All Wounds in Elections? Chip Lake Weighs In
"Do you think you'll be different? If George was like Virginia that held an off year off presidential governor's race, I know Virginia, New Jersey, always hold that race right after a presidential that next year and it's always looked as a bellwether for that in Georgia. If we had done that, it would have been a year out less than 8 months from do you think the message would have been I mean, it would have been different or do you think it possibly but still be the same? You know, it's always hard to tell. I mean, you know, there's an old adage that time heals all wounds. I don't know that I buy that old adage. Time heals a lot of wounds, but it doesn't heal all wounds. And so yeah, look, what our state went through with as close as the presidential election was. And then with the two Senate runoffs that we had where we lost both of them, that was a lot for our state to go through. And so, you know, I do think we're in a better position today than we were in, let's say, 2021. And so, you know, I guess from a macro level, my answer to that question would be, yeah, I think we're, I think we will be in a better position in November of 2022 than we were in November of 2021. That isn't always the case, right? Because, you know, there are so many variables that go into why people vote. There are so many variables that go into the intensity of what the base has. And one of the reasons that I think Republicans in spite of having a. Very nasty race for governor between David perdue and Brian camp, one of the reasons I've always thought, even sent from the day that David got in that I've always thought that we could beat Stacey Abrams is because I think the environment in 2022 for Republicans, it might be, it could possibly be the best midterm environment that we've seen in our lifetimes.
"senate" Discussed on Today, Explained
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"senate" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And republicans just were eager and flocking towards this so people to judge is now taking a victory lap. Is he now knows. They are one step closer to eradicate thing oil and natural gas to push the green agenda Three here's the way i think. Transportation is the biggest sector in our economy. When it comes to emitting greenhouse gases so to me that means we have to be the biggest part of the solution. And what's exciting about that. Even though it's daunton is that we can also create a lot of jobs as we go whether it's jobs making the electric vehicles of the future that are gonna provide clean transportation or whether it's jobs in the transit systems that we're funding that are going to help give people alternatives and take cars off the road. Take cars off the road not to mention the economic impacts of this. Are you experiencing inflation. Are you experiencing rising prices. Well you can thank senate republicans for that. Instead of standing for sound currency is that a standing for a stable dollar senate. Republicans basically are now saying inflation. So what we're rich and powerful. It's not like we're our constituents solid. We care about our voters senator. Mike lee who is one of the good guys and a very decent person. I disagree senator. Mike lee on immigration. That's about it senator. Mike lee is amazing on the size and scope of government and really good on monetary policy. And honestly he's a very good person. Yes he's honest. He is fair and he was just terrific on our recent play cut. Twenty nine senator. Mike lee sang inflation's going up because the federal government's been spending too much money doesn't have cut twenty nine. Please look inflation's going way.
"senate" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"It's not popular with the folks in the senate it's also what they've pinned radical ideas on which i'm sorry expecting a good education expecting people to not have to live in debt or to live without a home. These are not radical ideas. Sorry not sorry. yeah exactly. These are common sense things but the issue is we don't have enough officials who actually have skin in the game when it comes to the results of this public policy or are they forget some how they evolve into something differently and they don't wanna look back at what made them who they are in the struggle that they have because i see that a lot in the entertainment industry right every actor every person in the entertainment industry has a pretty humble beginning. Unless you're born into a hollywood family which sure there are of those but most actors artists in my industry. They do so for that reason. You wanna change your life do something about it because we have no way out and so i feel that there is an element that some people don't want to look back at the struggle once they've had certain amount of success and that could also be what's happening with certain elected officials. I think there's certainly examples of ad that people can pull out. But i think because of how broken our core parts of our democratic process that you have to raise gobs and gobs of money to even get to congress in the first place because of bad the system as currently constituted then.
"senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"You so much for coming onto. The jains are with us today. Also it was nice having you will thank you both so much for interviewing me and for taking the time to learn a little bit more about the senate very nice and we hope you out in the audience. Learn something to that was. I'm a dais and zen. Menendez talking with senator martin hinrichs staffer elsom menendez. Who is their aunt. Thank you very much for that wonderful piece. You're listening to the children's hour Seen there's no one. Lincoln really tall martin. Dinosaurs and fossils constitution and dream down a drew are you are you. Don could be heard but you have to tell the party. Hold up his stand up. Gather with the change in washington d. c. you washington. Dc is the not. it's you are listening to the children's hour. This next one is inspired by a law. That is taking shape in state legislatures around the united states. And maybe we'll become a federal law. It's called the crown act. It's a law that prohibits or stops discrimination based on hair. This is.
"senate" Discussed on The Children's Hour
"And those events again are highlighting The the work that they're doing again in support of their constituents so very very busy schedule Every senators got scheduler who of sometimes several schedulers who are coordinating where they're supposed to be at any given moment and it's very very it's a it's a lot they also travel back and forth right. So for example senator heinrich will be in dc and then he'll come and spend some time in new mexico and when he's in new mexico he's doing things like again meeting with groups here relating to us a specific topic or he's visiting A national forest or he is again to highlight specific issues. So it's it's a. It's a very busy busy life. They work very very hard. What is your favorite thing about. Working for senator heinrich. Well my favorite thing. About working for senator heinrich a couple of them one is that i really believe in senator heinrich. I really believe in in who he is and how. He's trying to represent our interest in in new mexico and how he's really trying to serve the people of new mexico Secondly just love the team that he has assembled with our state director. Edward tablet cabello and our chief of staff rebecca evita and all these amazing colleagues that i work with in new mexico and also in. Rdc offices and then my favorite favorite thing is getting to feel like i am helping to represent The people that i love in the state and the state that i love so much and helping to make sure that That the laws and the resources that are getting passed in the senate are having the most positive impact possible on the people of new mexico. Thank.
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"From schoolhouse rock the vote. That's three ring government with the roots in jazzy fastness. Thanks so much to then novice. They have a lot more coming up for us on the show about the senate and while you were listening to them you also heard coetze and you heard mellow see. Little was before zana nominee ask while i am very excited to have back with us on the children's our our own new mexico. Senator martin heinrich welcome. Back to the children's hour. Senator heinrich it's great to be here senator. You have been serving the state of new mexico since twenty thirteen. That makes you our senior senator now and you serve on a number of committees including the money. Spending committee appropriations intelligence committee as well as the natural resources committee and the armed services committee and today on the show. I know the kids. And i we really excited to talk with you about some of the things you've been doing in particular to address climate change but the questions could be all over the map. This is the children's hour usually these. These questions are harder than the ones that get from. Cnn so we'll try to live up to that. I'm gonna give you it easy first question. Can you quickly describe the difference between being a senator and being in the house of representatives. You've been both the house and senate have sort of different jobs in that. Both of them approved the laws that become national laws federal laws but the senate has additional duties including a approving the cabinet members of of new president approving judges that That serve at the federal level or even on the supreme court. So it's it's a little bit of of everything and you specialize a bit in that. Every senator sits on specific committees where you get deeper into the details of things. In addition to voting on the laws. I sit on for example. The energy and natural resources committee that sets a lot of policy of revenue energy and climate. It's also a committee that does a lot of policy around our public lands and new mexico has so many harksen forests and other public lands. That that's really important work as well. Why you do for our state well. I tried to advocate for our state. And make sure that we're able to address some of the needs that our state has that are different from other states. We have things in our state like Like cindy national labs and there are lots of states that don't have initial lab We have a lot of national parks of public lands. Lot of states back east. That don't necessarily have those things. We have whole. Tribal sovereign nations insider state when many eastern states. Don't have a tribal governments today. So i try to work on those things to make sure that things that maybe not everybody would be looking out for in in washington. Dc that the things that are important to new mexicans get attention that they deserve. What do you like most about your job. I think the thing. I like most is when i'm able to accomplish something that's really important to people in new mexico and sometimes it's hard to do that like changing laws is in hard But the people that come up to you afterwards who in one way or another have benefited from that and tell you stories That's that's really probably one of the greatest things about this job is being stopped in the grocery store for somebody to talk about something that was really important to them. We're talking with us. Senator martin heinrich. He is representing the state of new mexico in the united states. Congress in the senate and today's show we're talking about the us senate to learn how it works from people who actually work there. Senator heinrich we are gonna come back and talk to you. More about climate change and the efforts. You are making to address this incredibly critical issue. The kids are worried about the meantime. You're listening.
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"Bet you at least heard of the us senate after all. It's pretty important but do you know what it is or how does it even work. Well as senate is of the. Us congress it has been around since seventeen eighty nine and has exactly one hundred members to members for each one of the fifty states. The us the people who work in the senate or call us senators not to be confused with state senators. Who will talk about in a moment. That's nice all you may be thinking. But what does the senate it's senators do. And in that question. My friends is where it gets interesting the. Us senate is all about making important decisions not little decisions like what sweater to where or how much ice cream to eat. Even though those can be really good to think about the senate can make decisions on passing laws voting in supreme court justices and even things like treaties involving other countries for the passing of laws and other matters that need to be voted on. The senate need sixty votes in order for something to pass. However when approving us supreme court justices and presidential nominees a simple majority of fifty one votes is enough to pass the roped when passing laws. The us senate actually needs to work together with the second part of the us congress. The us house of representatives both the us senate in the us house of representatives can come up with proposed laws also known as bills to be voted upon depending on which side of the us congress. A bill starts in the other side will then have the final vote on whether it becomes an actual law the us senate is considered the higher chamber and the house of representatives is the lower chamber one of the reasons this is so is because the senate has a little bit more freedom having unlimited debate time and is able to work with other countries.
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"The Senate whatever comes out it's not going to be a Republican bill it's not going to be a Democrat bill it's going to be Republicans and Democrats and it's going to be that have to be something the president supports or else it's not going to become law so we need to recognize that the people don't want argument American people don't want people going to the corners they want results they want this change I think it starts with the with with that realization that the murder of George Floyd wouldn't have happened if it was a white American powerful but it but I think America has seen that in and everybody lived through the horror of a lift to the horror of watching the video hard even imagine what Mr Floyd experience but but so happy to speak you hear you speak so directly on that and then let me shift gears to economics you know is there at this point eight a fourth stimulus in the works and all the president's talking about a massive infrastructure bill what do you see next if anything from the federal government to try to address what corona has done to what had banned the strongest economy probably in the history of the world hello and thank goodness it was as strong as it was a you know imagine going into the crown of viruses the economic crisis created by the coronavirus with the weak economy that but thanks to the tax cuts the regulatory reforms the investments that we've been able to make you know working with president trump working with the people across the aisle to develop strong economies we had this that place and time where more people were at work more people were seeing their wages increased because we hadn't had that going into this would have been even more dire circumstances and so you know we have to get people back on their feet we have to make sure they're able to make ends meet we have to keep the business open now that fourth the package but you know it ought to include things like infrastructure wise well look the highway trust fund expires at the end of the fiscal year anyway we had to move that port so let's get that done we know in Colorado that our highways or interstate systems look a heck of a lot more like the nineteen sixties when they do twenty twenty right let's figure out how to make sure that we can handle all the people that we've had moving into Colorado by an infrastructure package that makes sense let's make sure that we take into account the needs of things like the Arkansas valley con do it we were able to get funding for it to begin construction several months ago let's fund the whole thing go through southeastern Colorado fifty thousand people drinking water a promise made by president Kennedy now being fulfilled by president trump in the work that we've been able to do well let's continue that work let me finish senator with with this kind of a mechanical question but I think it's a really important one because as we've seen throughout the years and and as we saw come true with your victory when he first ran for the US Senate the more people see you there the more they like you and the better you do so in this age of coal fired what is this campaign going to look like between now and election day and is there going to be the opportunity for you to get out there and do one of the things you do best which is just get face to face with people especially those who initially may disagree with you and then be able to have the conversation is that going to be able to happen during cold yes I believe it will but first and foremost code really is the the the complete attention but we have to they did getting all of our attention and the complete focus of all of us and in making sure that we get this a big box of global pandemic on the whole scale and the economy resolved unsolved and so that's the focus that we have is the three things I talk to you about the sports making sure that we address the help endemic address the needs of individuals and address our economy getting our business is back open and people back on their feet but you know I've been in Grand Junction I've been in Durango been in Montrose this past weekend I was in Denver and the front range been greedily we were in I was in Akron and Haxton on Friday looking at some damage that was done by a not a microburst but a macro burst that happened weather wise so we are out and about and it's really based on what Colorado needs it's based on a code nineteen you know the campaign really is is not a it's not something that's first and foremost in my mind right now it's making sure that we get Americans we get Coloradans back to work and they're going to be okay well it's like my mom always said my like mine you know the best politics is doing the right thing and you do that you do that day in and day out and better than almost anybody we've ever seen I mean I don't think there's ever been a freshman U. S. senator as effective as you a fan so hopefully Colorado sees that appreciates it and that you get reelected resoundingly but appreciate the time today well thank you for having me and we're gonna get through this we've we've Colorado's that incredible state we're we're always looking up we're looking for that's how how we can proceed okay my friend take care thank you that says senator Cory Gardner kind enough to spend time with us eight five five four zero five eight two five five the number you have any thoughts on that it point to me right this is such a fascinating moment we're in right now it because you've got senator Gardner who has been doing all those things we just talked about having that's real he's up there he's front and center is not partisan he's worked with governor Paul is above all he's delivery and then you've got Hickenlooper literally in the basement you know pulling the fighting strategies in the basement putting out a goofy banjo tune every now and then about some subject nobody cares about getting you've got him throughout their you know who's energetic and he's fresh and he's generating some excitement but at this point have to think the odds are very very much against Gander winning this primary so what a moment yeah real quick down the starting point for this race from Cory Gardner was not favorable for him just based on the current lay out of Colorado leaning blue but I think it could not have gone better for him over these last month or even two months in that Hickenlooper and Romanov Hickenlooper can't get out of the weeds are out of the mud there and get separation from rolling off we'll see what happens as a result of this primary but also it's allowed Cory to kind of get control of his message get out like he's mentioned all the stops in Colorado get the TV ad out there and I think you could've asked for things to fall better for Cory Gardner again over these last couple of weeks than they have and I'm I'm more optimistic than ever the court will be able to hold that seat especially once we get winnowed down to two candidates they go head to head and like you said Cory just wins the argument on its merits gets face to face with voters right and like any decent person I'm I'm sure Cory would give his right arm got to have had covert never happened but but the fact that we've been going through these these crises has given Korea chance to show his stuff I need to kind of frivolous example it'll look like John Elway I mean when channeled spell we found himself on what was that the three are going to Cleveland that might be the two yard line you know with just about four minutes left on the clock in the AFC championship game you know he wasn't going to be easy but it gave away a chance to prove his hall of fame stuff and that's what Cory Gardner has proven during this this crisis and I believe Colorado will see it reporter it when we come back lots to talk about you heard the news Stapleton neighborhood changing its name one thing we'll talk about after the break what should they change it to eight five five four zero five eight two five five on the day camp which now impact traffic is reported sponsored by geico fifteen percent credit on car and motorcycle policies like I could accomplish.
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"Of the Senate but but I I just I wonder where all this is going to go we've literally got part of an American city taken over by armed thugs which actually I don't think you could quite throw this is a comedy although Hollywood you know Hollywood did mash a comedy set during the Korean War in the middle of a medical unit which I can't even imagine the pitch meeting on that one Hey we've got a comedy is set in the middle of a really bloody mash unit in the middle of the Korean War I don't know who said yes it it turned out to be a very popular show but can you imagine the the kinds of of of things that you see because this crowd is already starting to run into trouble they've already had the African American council long established in Seattle come in and complain to them you are trying to steal our message for your own political purposes so they're having those kinds of disagreements and there are a lot of other things that they're they're more like darkly tragically comic then they are open haha comical you know I think late night comedians that they were really doing their job to find a lot of sort of dark bleak humor in what's going on right now I think one of the that I think the warlord the guy who's in charge of this that goes beyond if you've got some homophobic tweets that were just uncovered so imagine I need to get to cancel before he's able to reign supreme over his own altar well that and the fact that this whole crowd to you knows is left it's not a right wing crowd although the F. B. I. thought today would be a good day to put out a warning about white supremacists while lefties had occupied a big chunk of the city of Seattle but but you know the fact is that guys running around there was one incident already where a guy was accused of stealing somebody's cell phone at the end of the day it turned out nobody cellphone had been stolen at all but they literally lined up on this guy with a baseball bat didn't hit him with it but surrounded in with the crowd and I thought oh this is policing as defined by black lives matter and antifa when you get a suspect he doesn't have the right to be silent the right to a lawyer the right to appear in front of a judge you just throw your put a baseball bat in front of his face and say confessed to stealing the cell phone if that's their idea of the new policing model for America we already know what's going wrong yes Dirty Harry two point no the senatorial and that is something I like to the fact that he signed the bad guys so but yet we have the right mission statement going on it's crazy and I you know even mentioned I don't know what happened that day I think if anyone had a crystal ball and claims they know what's going to be the next to stage of this I don't believe in because no one knows what's going on to let potential honest porting in the media not sugar coating not saying all this is summer camp because this ain't summer camp at all although Christians little reference to summer camp summer of love is the way the mayor.
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"I'm Jeffrey Rosen. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center and welcome to we the people a weekly show of constitutional original debate. The National Constitution Center is a nonpartisan nonprofit chartered by Congress to increase awareness and understanding of the constitution among among the American people. The Senate of the United States is on the verge of holding the impeachment trial of president trump and presiding over. That trial will be chief justice. John Roberts to talk about the chief justice's role in the impeachment trial and the history of chief justices and presidential impeachments impeachments. We're joined by two of America's leading experts on impeachment and on the Constitution. Kenneth Starr is of counsel at the Linear Law Firm. Judge Dr has argued thirty six cases before the US Supreme Court he served as Solicitor General of the United States as a circuit judge for the DC circuit and as independent counsel during the Clinton Presidency from nineteen ninety. Four to one thousand nine hundred ninety nine Ken. Thank you so much for joining my pleasure. Thank you and Joan biskupic is a CNN legal analyst who has covered the Supreme Court for Twenty five years. She's previously been an editor in charge for legal affairs. Is it Reuters and a Supreme Court correspondent for The Washington Post and USA Today her most recent book. That chief is a biography of chief. Justice John Roberts Joan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Thank you Jeff. Let's jump right in Joan. What is the most contested question? Chief Justice does Roberts is likely to decide in the upcoming trial of president trump. And how the chief likely to decide it. Well as things stand it could be a question. Having to do with witnesses and evidence given the Dispute Between House Democrats and Senate Republicans at this time as you know his his one responsibility in the constitution. Is that he presides when the president is subject to an impeachment trial but that's all the constitution says and under Senate rules it's actually a very limited role. He's not sitting as a judge. He's not soon as a juror. He's sitting in as a presiding officer her and according to the Senate rules he does not have a vote but he can be asked to decide questions of evidence whether it's relevant or material so one of the house managers as they're they're called when they bring over. The articles of impeachment could try A to put to the chief some question about witnesses now in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine when Real William Rehnquist was in the chair. Those questions about witnesses were worked out by the Senate majority and I would think given the tensions that are brewing. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell McConnell is going to try to control that question and the Chief Justice John Roberts would be happy to have him control it and finally Jeff if he does does make any kind of determination on witnesses or evidence per the nineteen eighty-six rules he can be overturned by majority of the Senate Senate. Because the bottom line is that this is the Senate's show. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Senate has the sole responsibility to decide whether whether president is convicted or acquitted. And John Roberts will be sitting up there on that data's trying to make sure the proceedings run well but not taking a heavy hand can. Do you agree with Joan that the chief is unlikely to make rulings that he knows might be overruled by a majority of the Senate and when it comes to witnesses could could you imagine Senate Democrats asking chief to compel witnesses after the majority has decided not to hold them in him making a substantive ruling or not. Yes I I think he will make a conscious effort to number one follow history and tradition and so Jonas absolutely right the Clinton model of and Chief Justice Rehnquist. For whom Chief Justice John. Roberts clerked Almost a half century ago The less is is going to be his model and intern. Chief justice rank was used as his model chief justice salmon p chase during the only prior air impeachment that made it to the United States Senate of sitting president in the trial of Andrew Johnson. I I would agree with with the thrust of what Jones sad with perhaps a bit of a tweak and the tweak would be because of his sense that this is the Senate Senate sold power. He should not be making any decision. I'm projecting here the chief would save himself. I count on make any decision that might have a substantive effect an outcome on the substantive judgment of acquittal Or of guilty. This is for the Senate. It's the prerogative of the Senate and thus we know from the Clinton impeachment final point And this is exactly Jones point it was the Senate that worked it out now there. There was cheerful agreement. There were one hundred senators going in in contrast to what is likely to be the case. Now who Agreed no witnesses going in then when the issue emerged again on into the trial after the impeachment managers there's had presented and the president's able lawyers had presented then it was put to a vote and the vote was overwhelmingly seventy two thirty something thing like that overwhelmingly. We do not want life witnesses depositions and so the other thing is that the chief will be aware that there's going to be a lot of negotiation going on between the house managers and the Senate leadership within the Senate itself and his job is to stay above the fray You both mentioned the Clinton Trial and Joan. You just wrote a fascinating article for CNN.com. Based on your study of the files of Chief Justice Rehnquist the peace was called how the last chief justice has handled an impeachment trial of the president of the United States among many fascinating nuggets. You found that Senator Harkin had sent a letter to Rehnquist asking him to adopt limits limits on the house managers questioning a potential witnesses and chief justice rehnquist begged off. Tell us more about that incident and about other things you learned from the Rehnquist files. Yes it was. It was quite a fine because The the actual records from that Impeachment trial are under seal for about fifty years but in Rehnquist personal final files out at the Stanford campus in the Hoover Institution. I was able to find his correspondence while he was presiding over the trial and and As both of you know Bill Rehnquist whatever you thought him on on the law he did have that whimsical side. So of course. He showed up in black robe that was decked out in gold stripes that he had affixed to his robe to his sleeves years earlier inspired by a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's Lancy Fancy and he also quoted from LANC- when he wrote to people to say how it how it went. He said I did nothing in particular and did it very well but but going to the substance of things I found in his in his files. You're exactly right that at one point when he was encouraged to actually I make more of a substantive ruling to intercede he said He did not want to and he said he would claim authority. Only when it's exercise was clearly warranted and the one time probably the the most notable ruling a beyond what was already prearranged When rink think win Chief Justice Rehnquist was dealing with the house managers in the senators head to do with The house managers kept referring in their arguments to the senators as jurors and that was another time when Democrats objected saying they shouldn't be calling us mere jurors and Chief Justice Rehnquist agreed. He sided with them saying that the Senate is not simply a jury in this matter. It's a court in this case. So Oh he he was trying to win. It was timed intercede. He did at other times. He stepped back. But Jeff. You know what it's like across the street three to the Supreme Court. There are no cameras allowed over there. The justices do most of their work in enclosed chambers. So when William Rehnquist it came to preside it was the first time that he was in such a prominent spotlight and he got so many letters from people ranging from things having to do with politics and his voice on the law to the fact that he would stand up intermittently during the proceedings to exercises bad back so so people writing in from all corners of the country to tell them how to fix his back problem. Many thanks for those wonderful tidbits and for the great expressions of concern by fellow back suffers. The quotation is great. We the people listeners. I have to confess I am a fan. It's a it's a private vice that I I have. So here's the homework for the week. The line that rank was was quoting comes from I- ALANTHEA's John said I'm going to read you. The two stands. And if you can write in with the final stanzas to me then I'll send you a a copy of my book conversations with our G here. It goes when Wellington thrashed Bonaparte as every child can tell. The House appears throughout the war. Did nothing in particular and did did it very well. So tell me what comes next and you get the book Okay Ken. You had a central role in the impeachment of President Clinton as the independent counsel and you watched chief justice. Rehnquist presided carefully. What struck you about his performance? What moments jumped? And what do you think. We're his most important substantive rulings I think he had read and Hamilton's federalist seventy eight even though this was not a classic judicial role of Colonel Hamilton said in describing the federal judiciary again. This is an extraordinary unusual role for the chief justice of the United States. That this is to be the least dangerous branch where where power or will is exercised elsewhere but only judgment so I think that Chief Justice Rehnquist steeped as he was in and the trial of President Johnson and aware that President Johnson trial was obviously enormously acrimonious. Ramona's there were eleven articles of impeachment. The reconstruction of the South was at issue and as a serious. If if advocate student of history mystery Chief Justice Rehnquist had to be aware and perhaps his files show this that chief justice chase came under considerable criticism schism after the fact that he was somehow nudging the Senate along in favor of acquittal. Well that would be to Chief Justice Roberts now unconscionable how can I conduct myself so that no fear minded person can say. I was putting a thumb on the scales. And of course that's important for any judge in a judicial capacity to be fair minded and open minded and to listen with respect and so forth so I think there will be this sense. The less the the quip from Gilbert and Sullivan that Chief Justice Rehnquist so colorfully articulated embraced in this context. Is I need to do very little. And refer matters back to the Senate. This is a matter this entrusted to the judgment of the Senate. I think we may hear that over and over again if as I expect. There's a lot of acrimony and a failure to agree as they're happily. There was not that Eh profound profound failure to the contrary during Clinton As the more we learn about the Clinton impeachment the more we know that there was as though the atmosphere was very acrimony is there was an enormous amount of harmony among the all one hundred senators there was not this deep partisan in divine a striking difference indeed Joan what could be surprising about The kind of questions Chief Justice Justice Roberts might be asked to rule on you could imagine questions of executive privilege that some senators might try to take up to the Supreme Court in the middle of the trial if it lasted more than on a couple of days of how could the chief rule on or sidestep those questions. And what are the curveballs. He might face sure..
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"There's been a lot of news this week about Ukraine. One of the threads love Parnassus and associate of Rudy. Giuliani is speaking out this week. Among other claims mm sea says he pressed for investigations and Ukraine that would benefit president trump and Ukraine has announced an investigation into whether former US ambassador to Ukraine Mariya. Rejuvenate Mitch was being surveilled joining me now to break. All this down is Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holiday Shelby. We're hearing a lot more from one of the central figures. Here's here and that is left. He's an associate of Rudy Giuliani's and he's been making the media rounds this week telling his side of the story. What new information did we hear from him? Well well he's not only talking. He actually handed over documents to the House Intelligence Committee so some of what he is saying is corroborated by text messages and letters and evidence that he's providing but what he is doing is he is out there. Essentially playing into Democrats hands corroborating. What Democrats have accused? The president of in that is coercing the Ukrainian government into announcing an investigation into Joe Biden president trump's democratic rival. So he's out there saying publicly. The president is a liar that president trump knew exactly what was going on with with respect to his actions and Rudy Giuliani's actions. He has been saying that he's with Rudy. Giuliani four or five days out of the week and he would overhear your phone conversations between Giuliani and president trump and some of that even backed up by photos at the Wall Street Journal has published because we do know that Rudy Giuliani and love. Parnis spent quite a bit of time together and we're with each other very important events throughout the past year. What he's also doing is accusing other administration officials of being in the loop so far? Some of those claims have not been corroborated. But he's implicating for example Vice President Mike Pence Attorney General William Bar the to have pushed back on what parnes is saying and remember Parnassus. Credibility is being called into question. Because he's somebody who is indicted in the southern district of New York and he's also accused of lying to authorities with respect to that matter. Shelby what are we hearing from. The trump administration in response to what Arneses saying well from. I'm back in the fall when was arrested president. Trump said he didn't even know love Parnasse he said. I don't know these men. I don't know what they're doing. So the White House not surprisingly Singley is still maintaining their distance and saying left. Parnasse isn't credible. What he's saying isn't true but Kellyanne conway was pressed pretty hard on on Fox News show about whether or not furnaces lying and she didn't give a flat out no? Let's pick up another piece of this. Ukraine has said it's now looking into whether the former US ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ivanovich was under surveillance prior to being removed from her job. Just reminder ianovich testified during the house impeachment inquiry that she was the target of a smear your campaign shelby. What can you tell us about Ukraine's investigation here so in the documents love partners handed over to Congress where these text messages Many people said there are very troubling. They come from Robert Hide. He's a Republican congressional candidate. Who was texting in touch with Parnassus and some of the things? He was saying alluded to the fact. There was this surveillance team in Ukraine following and tracking Yvonna Vich movements and his text messages said things like if you want her out they need to make contact with security he forces. Obviously this raised a lot of eyebrows. Not only did Ukraine launch an investigation but also the FBI visited hides home and office. According to a person familiar with the matter. Now love parts is saying that he never took seriously he didn't really engage with him With respect to these messages but clearly authorities are taking it seriously early in the fact that they're looking at home looking at his office and launching an investigation and Ukraine. So a couple of threads here to full on and as the impeachment trial begins in the Senate. How might these various threats that we've just discussed play into the trial? The trial is starting to take shape and senators will be voting on whether or not they should hear witnesses. So we're we're not sure whether or not this would be a witness. Some people say he's not credible he shouldn't be up there but now other Democrats are saying together with the documents he handed over. We should hear from him. Another thing furnace has been saying. That's very interesting is that John. Bolton has a lot to say. The Ambassador Bolton was the national security adviser and he he has said he's willing to testify. Democrats want him to testify. It's just a matter of whether or not a few Republicans will vote to hear from him. But I think love Arneses recent statements. I will actually bolster the case that John John Bolton's should be a witness and we have new documents. We're not sure if the Senate will take those into consideration. But there's a lot of the air and there's a lot they have to decide Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holiday joining me here in our studio.
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"Of what's News From The Wall Street Journal. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York. The impeachment trial of president trump began in the Senate today. Hey with a reading of the charges against him abusive power and obstruction of Congress. Chief Justice John Roberts who will preside over. The trial swore in senators this afternoon. Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump president of the United States now pending you will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws. So help you God. Today's proceedings were largely ceremonial. The trial. Trial will begin in earnest on Tuesday after the holiday weekend. It's only the third presidential impeachment trial in US history. Meanwhile a congressional watchdog who says the president did not have the legal authority to withhold millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine saying the office of Management and budget improperly froze it for policy reasons cents Democrats charge that the president withheld aid as part of an effort to get Ukraine to open investigations. That would benefit him. Politically the president and members of the Administration Administration have said the hold was in place because of concerns about corruption in Ukraine and questions. About how much money. Other countries were contributing. The Senate has approved a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement the new. US Mexico Canada deal known as US MCA was approved in a vote of eighty nine to ten ten the three countries I signed the deal in two thousand eighteen but house speaker. Nancy Pelosi threatened to block its passage without stronger language to ensure Mexican factories abide by New Labor provisions. The House approved the legislation last month. Senate approval comes a day after the. US and China signed phase. One of their trade accord alphabet has become the fourth. US company ever to reach one trillion dollars in market value alphabet joins Apple Amazon and Microsoft often reaching the milestone apple. Got Their first followed by Amazon. In the summer of twenty eighteen Microsoft hit the mark.
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"Before we start our conversation about out the Senate rules for the impeachment trial. I think it is important to discuss speaker. Pelosi's he's decision to hold the articles of impeachment in an effort to get these rules. See what the rules were so that she could pick the right manager and make the right decisions and there's a lot of reporting that says. Oh well you know she caved. Of course Mitch McConnell was never going to you Work with her on the rules for the Senate but to me the fact that we are discussing the Senate impeachment rules at all so that many of the moderate senators who are up for election were forced to go on the record about what they see. The Senate's job and the individual senators role in this impeachment. Trial means maybe probably. Nancy knew what she was doing all along. Just saying it's it's interesting to read articles. I read a local article from Maine about how Senator Collins is telling constituents that she's working with a small group of Republicans ends on ensuring that the way the trial proceeds is fair and comprehensive Not share their names she did not Dang thing there would need to be four of them at least. That's becky logger. Sales like four to this speculation that I've seen out there is that Collins Holland's Markowski. Romney Gardner are the most likely people to vote with Democrats on any of what unfolds related to the procedure of the trial. I I just don't know that that would be happening or at least written about if we hadn't had this delay to really focused roles I think there is a a fatigue about everything related needed to Congress and a sensibility among members of the media. That pretty much. Nothing matters across America. Voters are hardened. I got really fired up this morning about a Washington Post piece about the place where I live Florence Kentucky. Oh yeah it was such no one dimensional portrayal of this area. They talked to all of the usual suspects in Republican politics. Here and so what you got was a piece that made Kentucky and sound like like all we care about is protecting the president and I don't think that's true but look even if it is in some congressional districts or places in the country three where it feels like nothing matters here. There are places where it does matter and who wins some of those seats that are in areas where there's more of a contest really matters a lot to the composition and the power of Congress and so anything that anyone does that gives us a little bit more space to think. Think about hard questions around how people use their power I think is a is a fine and helpful thing to do. It's not like there's a right way to do this. You know we don't we haven't done it it enough times to say that it was wrong of her to hold these articles. I mean I don't know that right or wrong exists here. I think what she did was probably effective for the purposes. She intended well as as we record on Monday. It is reported that there will be a caucus meeting today as podcast comes out on Tuesday and she is expected to discuss the next steps APPs on impeachment with the caucus and then most likely vote to send the articles a name impeachment managers later this week and it sounds like she's held it really close to the vest about who she sneaks out for impeachment. Read a single name anywhere. It's it's kind of great. I mean I applaud her for that. I think that's incredibly difficult to do in modern Washington Ashington and so well done so once she does that and it goes over to the Senate. The impeachment trial clause of the constitution commits is to the Senate the sole power to trial all impeachments subject to three procedural requirements the Senate Shelby on oath or affirmation the chief justice shall preside when the president is tried and conviction. She'll be upon the concurrence of two thirds of the members present. That's it does. That's the constitutional roles. Yes and it seems fair to conclude that the Senate can decide pretty much. Everything thing else about how they do that. No courts have really challenged the authority of the Senate to try impeachments. There are decisions regarding questions. Raised one of these came from a case involving a judge named Walter Nixon. It's very consoles names. That the most important case about this is Nixon versus the United States but not Richard Nixon but basically what happened is that he was removed from office after after the Senate adopted rules where they said you know this whole thing is taking awhile. Let's use some trial committees to streamline the process and so these committees can preside over over the evidence so take depositions compile. The record look at the documents. And then the committee's present that information to the full Senate and Walter Nixon accent and other impeach judges said I don't feel like I got my trial by the Senate as the constitution requires and the Supreme Court said. Yeah you did. And we'RE NOT GONNA look at the best because the sole power given to the Senate now. One interesting footnote about that is that there were concurring opinions where justices said it is possible. Will that the Senate could go about this in such a grossly neglectful way that there would be a role for judicial review in in talking about that the justice sounded concern about Jus- convicting people on partisan grounds removing people from office without without any consideration of evidence but there are folks who are arguing that there is perhaps a door to say if a Republican Senate is so casual casual about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump that maybe there is a role for judicial review. I think it is a tiny tiny opening. Left by those concurring opinions opinions that the current Supreme Court is highly unlikely to walk through. But it is out there. If you're damn ago has not gonNA happen but but appreciate I appreciate the analysis. The Senate conducts the impeachment trials based on the rules of procedure and practice the Senate when sitting on impeachment trials so they've put together their own little rulebook however the phrase quote unless otherwise ordered by the Senate appears eight eight different times and these roles. And what does that mean that means unless we change our mind and that only requires a simple majority of senators to vote to change them. So we have these roles but there's a big footnote there when it comes to these rules. We're GONNA talk a lot about numbers in this process. Process era just mentioned a simple majority can change the rules the current Senate has fifty three Republicans. Forty five Democrats and two Independence there are moderate Republicans. That Mitch McConnell would like to prevent from having to go on the record. There is a lot at that. We do not know in terms of the record itself because the White House would not cooperate fully with the House investigation and so there is some wiggle room around evidence. Indi- coming into the process but a super majority two thirds have to decide to convict and remove from office now once a president. President is convicted and removed from office or any federal office holder subject to an impeachment process is convicted and removed. Then only a a simple majority can decide on the second remedy that the Senate has against that person which is saying you may never serve in federal office again I was thinking about this. The Eh moderate Republicans especially those up for reelection and it is a tough election cycle for Republicans tougher than it is for Democrats. And how much Mitch. McConnell likes to protect them from going on the record how much he likes to know what's going to happen and is usually looking several moves in front of him mm-hmm and as I was thinking that I realized man there really is so much still out there like John Bolton and when he has to say like Arneses cellphone records like particularly judicial decisions regarding the trumps and their financial records and what those disclosing those financial records might reveal. And you know I think sitting through all the testimony and the impeachment trial in the house there was a lot of it was easy to feel like what we've really laid it all out there but that's just not true. That's just not true. There is still so much we do not know. And so if you're Mitch McConnell and you're thinking through the rules governing witnesses and how. This trial is going to progress. Then you've got to be considering that you've got to be considering that you cannot depend on donald trump to keep its mouth shut that there could possibly be many more bombshells Regarding this president and his actions and past actions and I I just think that's an important thing to keep in mind and this is rather rules become really important particularly the interpretation of the rules because the Senate rules in place right now were modified last in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It's it's been a long time. I was five years old and those rules. Say something up. Front like presentation is limited to matters in the record so what does that mean as it relates to the trump presidency. I have no idea the person who is charged at least ceremonially really with making those decisions will be Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court so he will sit in and he will work with the parliamentarian of the Senate Politico has a great rate profile in her. If you'd like to read about Elizabeth McDonnell we'll put the link in the show notes and I highly encourage you to read about her. It's fascinating but she will sit beside aside chief justice Roberts and he will rule on objections that can be raised throughout the trial. However if senators don't like what he says says they get to appeal that to themselves and a simple majority of the Senate can change? What Chief Justice Roberts decides throughout throughout the course of the trial so republicans would like to use the Clinton impeachment as a blueprint in during the Clinton impeachment? The senators agree to a set of preliminary rules which were the two choose. Sides presented their cases. The centers got to question the house trial managers and the White House lawyers than any senator could make a motion to dismiss them articles or call witnesses and tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial. The House filed a brief in support of the articles of impeachment in Clinton opposing brief. And you can read new stories right now about how. The trump team is working on their trial brief. That is the document. I am most looking forward to reading in the next couple of weeks. All We know now is that Mitch McConnell says he has Republican senators on board for this preliminary phase the first phase the presentation tation of the case and the questions but no witnesses yet now. It was more unanimous under the Clinton impeachment and everybody everybody had agreed to the rules. But because it's just a simple majority needed to govern the rules if he has all the Republicans on board with phase one then that seems to be the most likely way it will move forward. There is discussion happening about senator. Josh hollies motion to dismiss the impeachment. And we we are likely to see a motion to dismiss the impeachment completely at some point in the trial as well so when Clinton was impeached. We had three days of house managers presenting their case and three days of the defense presenting. Its case senators. Ask questions for two days but this isn't the kind of fiery spectacle goal. We see in house hearings. The questions have to be written down and given to the chief justice to read to the party being questioned so that significantly alters the dynamic namic in Clinton's impeachment there were a hundred and fifty questions submitted after the house managers and the White House lawyers were questioned.
"senate" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Before we start our conversation about out the Senate rules for the impeachment trial. I think it is important to discuss speaker. Pelosi's he's decision to hold the articles of impeachment in an effort to get these rules. See what the rules were so that she could pick the right manager and make the right decisions and there's a lot of reporting that says. Oh well you know she caved. Of course Mitch McConnell was never going to you Work with her on the rules for the Senate but to me the fact that we are discussing the Senate impeachment rules at all so that many of the moderate senators who are up for election were forced to go on the record about what they see. The Senate's job and the individual senators role in this impeachment. Trial means maybe probably. Nancy knew what she was doing all along. Just saying it's it's interesting to read articles. I read a local article from Maine about how Senator Collins is telling constituents that she's working with a small group of Republicans ends on ensuring that the way the trial proceeds is fair and comprehensive Not share their names she did not Dang thing there would need to be four of them at least. That's becky logger. Sales like four to this speculation that I've seen out there is that Collins Holland's Markowski. Romney Gardner are the most likely people to vote with Democrats on any of what unfolds related to the procedure of the trial. I I just don't know that that would be happening or at least written about if we hadn't had this delay to really focused roles I think there is a a fatigue about everything related needed to Congress and a sensibility among members of the media. That pretty much. Nothing matters across America. Voters are hardened. I got really fired up this morning about a Washington Post piece about the place where I live Florence Kentucky. Oh yeah it was such no one dimensional portrayal of this area. They talked to all of the usual suspects in Republican politics. Here and so what you got was a piece that made Kentucky and sound like like all we care about is protecting the president and I don't think that's true but look even if it is in some congressional districts or places in the country three where it feels like nothing matters here. There are places where it does matter and who wins some of those seats that are in areas where there's more of a contest really matters a lot to the composition and the power of Congress and so anything that anyone does that gives us a little bit more space to think. Think about hard questions around how people use their power I think is a is a fine and helpful thing to do. It's not like there's a right way to do this. You know we don't we haven't done it it enough times to say that it was wrong of her to hold these articles. I mean I don't know that right or wrong exists here. I think what she did was probably effective for the purposes. She intended well as as we record on Monday. It is reported that there will be a caucus meeting today as podcast comes out on Tuesday and she is expected to discuss the next steps APPs on impeachment with the caucus and then most likely vote to send the articles a name impeachment managers later this week and it sounds like she's held it really close to the vest about who she sneaks out for impeachment. Read a single name anywhere. It's it's kind of great. I mean I applaud her for that. I think that's incredibly difficult to do in modern Washington Ashington and so well done so once she does that and it goes over to the Senate. The impeachment trial clause of the constitution commits is to the Senate the sole power to trial all impeachments subject to three procedural requirements the Senate Shelby on oath or affirmation the chief justice shall preside when the president is tried and conviction. She'll be upon the concurrence of two thirds of the members present. That's it does. That's the constitutional roles. Yes and it seems fair to conclude that the Senate can decide pretty much. Everything thing else about how they do that. No courts have really challenged the authority of the Senate to try impeachments. There are decisions regarding questions. Raised one of these came from a case involving a judge named Walter Nixon. It's very consoles names. That the most important case about this is Nixon versus the United States but not Richard Nixon but basically what happened is that he was removed from office after after the Senate adopted rules where they said you know this whole thing is taking awhile. Let's use some trial committees to streamline the process and so these committees can preside over over the evidence so take depositions compile. The record look at the documents. And then the committee's present that information to the full Senate and Walter Nixon accent and other impeach judges said I don't feel like I got my trial by the Senate as the constitution requires and the Supreme Court said. Yeah you did. And we'RE NOT GONNA look at the best because the sole power given to the Senate now. One interesting footnote about that is that there were concurring opinions where justices said it is possible. Will that the Senate could go about this in such a grossly neglectful way that there would be a role for judicial review in in talking about that the justice sounded concern about Jus- convicting people on partisan grounds removing people from office without without any consideration of evidence but there are folks who are arguing that there is perhaps a door to say if a Republican Senate is so casual casual about the impeachment trial of Donald Trump that maybe there is a role for judicial review. I think it is a tiny tiny opening. Left by those concurring opinions opinions that the current Supreme Court is highly unlikely to walk through. But it is out there. If you're damn ago has not gonNA happen but but appreciate I appreciate the analysis. The Senate conducts the impeachment trials based on the rules of procedure and practice the Senate when sitting on impeachment trials so they've put together their own little rulebook however the phrase quote unless otherwise ordered by the Senate appears eight eight different times and these roles. And what does that mean that means unless we change our mind and that only requires a simple majority of senators to vote to change them. So we have these roles but there's a big footnote there when it comes to these rules. We're GONNA talk a lot about numbers in this process. Process era just mentioned a simple majority can change the rules the current Senate has fifty three Republicans. Forty five Democrats and two Independence there are moderate Republicans. That Mitch McConnell would like to prevent from having to go on the record. There is a lot at that. We do not know in terms of the record itself because the White House would not cooperate fully with the House investigation and so there is some wiggle room around evidence. Indi- coming into the process but a super majority two thirds have to decide to convict and remove from office now once a president. President is convicted and removed from office or any federal office holder subject to an impeachment process is convicted and removed. Then only a a simple majority can decide on the second remedy that the Senate has against that person which is saying you may never serve in federal office again I was thinking about this. The Eh moderate Republicans especially those up for reelection and it is a tough election cycle for Republicans tougher than it is for Democrats. And how much Mitch. McConnell likes to protect them from going on the record how much he likes to know what's going to happen and is usually looking several moves in front of him mm-hmm and as I was thinking that I realized man there really is so much still out there like John Bolton and when he has to say like Arneses cellphone records like particularly judicial decisions regarding the trumps and their financial records and what those disclosing those financial records might reveal. And you know I think sitting through all the testimony and the impeachment trial in the house there was a lot of it was easy to feel like what we've really laid it all out there but that's just not true. That's just not true. There is still so much we do not know. And so if you're Mitch McConnell and you're thinking through the rules governing witnesses and how. This trial is going to progress. Then you've got to be considering that you've got to be considering that you cannot depend on donald trump to keep its mouth shut that there could possibly be many more bombshells Regarding this president and his actions and past actions and I I just think that's an important thing to keep in mind and this is rather rules become really important particularly the interpretation of the rules because the Senate rules in place right now were modified last in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. It's it's been a long time. I was five years old and those rules. Say something up. Front like presentation is limited to matters in the record so what does that mean as it relates to the trump presidency. I have no idea the person who is charged at least ceremonially really with making those decisions will be Chief Justice Roberts of the Supreme Court so he will sit in and he will work with the parliamentarian of the Senate Politico has a great rate profile in her. If you'd like to read about Elizabeth McDonnell we'll put the link in the show notes and I highly encourage you to read about her. It's fascinating but she will sit beside aside chief justice Roberts and he will rule on objections that can be raised throughout the trial. However if senators don't like what he says says they get to appeal that to themselves and a simple majority of the Senate can change? What Chief Justice Roberts decides throughout throughout the course of the trial so republicans would like to use the Clinton impeachment as a blueprint in during the Clinton impeachment? The senators agree to a set of preliminary rules which were the two choose. Sides presented their cases. The centers got to question the house trial managers and the White House lawyers than any senator could make a motion to dismiss them articles or call witnesses and tabled the question of whether to call witnesses in the trial. The House filed a brief in support of the articles of impeachment in Clinton opposing brief. And you can read new stories right now about how. The trump team is working on their trial brief. That is the document. I am most looking forward to reading in the next couple of weeks. All We know now is that Mitch McConnell says he has Republican senators on board for this preliminary phase the first phase the presentation tation of the case and the questions but no witnesses yet now. It was more unanimous under the Clinton impeachment and everybody everybody had agreed to the rules. But because it's just a simple majority needed to govern the rules if he has all the Republicans on board with phase one then that seems to be the most likely way it will move forward. There is discussion happening about senator. Josh hollies motion to dismiss the impeachment. And we we are likely to see a motion to dismiss the impeachment completely at some point in the trial as well so when Clinton was impeached. We had three days of house managers presenting their case and three days of the defense presenting. Its case senators. Ask questions for two days but this isn't the kind of fiery spectacle goal. We see in house hearings..