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"S Senate chamber carrying a Trump flag was sentenced Monday to eight months behind bars. It's the first punishment handed down for a felony charge in January 6th capital right and one that could help determine the severity of other sentences. Prosecutors wanted Paul Hodgkins to serve at least 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent court filing, the he like each writer contributed to the collective threat to democracy. Meanwhile, an attorney asked, uh to impose no prison sentence, saying the shame Hodgkins will carry for the rest of his life should be factored in as punishment and handing down the sentence. District Judge Randolph Moss said the 38 year old played a role, if not as significant as others and one of the worst episodes in American history, saying quote that was not by any stretch of the imagination a protest it was an assault on democracy. It left a stain that will remain on us on the country. For years to come. Meanwhile, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy's picked five Republicans to sit on the new Select committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection of the capital, signaling Republicans will participate in the investigation they've opposed. McCarthy said Monday he selected Indiana representative Jim Banks, who recently visited the former president on trips to the US Mexico border and to Trump's New Jersey Golf Club. He'll be the top Republican on the panel. The leader also tapped Ohio representative Jim Jordan, Illinois representative Rodney Davis, North Dakota, representative Kelly Armstrong and Texas representative Troy Nehls. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must approve those names before they are final per committee rules. Those five Republicans have all backed Trump McCarthy's picks come after all, but two Republicans opposed the creation of the 13 Person Select Committee in the House post last month. Most of the GOP argued that the majority Democratic panel would conduct a partisan probe. At least three rockets hit near the presidential palace on Tuesday, shortly before Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was set to give an address to mark the major Muslim holiday of Eid al ADHA. There were no injuries and the Rockets landed outside the heavily fortified palace grounds. But the barrage came as the U. S and NATO allies complete their final withdraw from Afghanistan now Many Afghans are worried whether their war ravaged country will fall deeper into chaos and violence is foreign forces. Withdrawing the Taliban gains territory quickly as the Taliban takes over the U. S. Is scrambling to move out interpreters, translators and contractors who worked with the Americans and NATO allies who now fear for their lives. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said more than 2000 will be temporarily house stepped forth Fort Lee in Virginia, others will be housed elsewhere. As the next step in that process. I am pleased to announce that the Department of Defense has agreed at the request of the Department of State to allow the use of Fort Lee Virginia as the initial relocation site. For the pool of applicants who are closest to completing special immigrant processing. These are brave Afghans and their families. As we have said who service the United States has been certified by the embassy in Kabul and who have completed thorough s Ivy security. Vetting processes. They will be provided temporary housing and services as they complete the final steps and the special immigrant process. We expect to begin the first relocation flights before the end of July. As you heard from the president, this group again, a separate group from the 2500 referenced earlier. Includes about 4000 applicants as well as their family members, and we our plan is to take them to locations outside of the United States, where they will be safe and where they will provided accommodation during this processing period. Those accommodations could last a number of months, according to price, he said officials are working to speed up the times to do an additional government employees are being asked with expediting The visas of thousands of applicants. Meanwhile, the president who put much of his foreign policy focus on China and Russia in the early going faces difficult issues in the Middle East. He's dealing with stepped up attacks against U. S troops in Iraq and Syria by Iranian backed militias, all while trying to get Iran back to the nuclear negotiating table. On Monday, President Biden praised King Abdullah of Jordan as a stalwart ally. And what he called a tough neighborhood, The Middle East. This has the two leaders huddled at the White House. Going to continue Dispatch,.
Capitol Rioter Who Breached Senate Gets 8 Months for Felony
"For the first time a capital rider has been sentenced for a felony in the insurrection Paul Allard Hodgkin says he's ashamed and had acted foolishly and being swept up in the euphoria of January sixth and breaching the Senate chamber the Florida man has been sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to obstructing official proceedings prosecutors wanted a year more the sentence could set the bar for hundreds of insurrection defendants as they decide whether to go to trial or take plea deals Sager mag on me at the White House
Capitol rioter who breached Senate faces 1st felony sentence
"A Florida man is set to become the first capital rioters sentenced for a felony video footage from January six shows Paul Allard Hodgkin's inside the Senate chamber he pleaded guilty last month to obstructing official proceeding but his lawyer is asking for no prison sentence saying Hodgkin's instead will wear a scarlet letter of shame prosecutors the one Hodgkins to serve eighteen months saying he and other writers contributed to the collective threat to democracy his sentencing hearing today could set the bar for punishment of hundreds of other defendants who were deciding whether to accept plea deals or go to trial Sager mag ani Washington
Los Angeles Student Arrested in Connection with Capitol Riot Is Out on Bail
"L, A student charged in the capital riot has been released on bail. 22 year old Christians accords, posted his $200,000 bond and will stay under house to house arrest until his trial. Prosecutors didn't want in released, saying he poses a danger to the community. Help. The FBI says Secor was part of a group of writers who pushed past police to get into the capital. Surveillance footage also shows him sitting in former vice president Pence's chair inside the Senate chamber. A
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"And so I recognized him when he came into the Senate chamber later that day. Describe what he did after he came in that you captured on video. So first he was up in the gallery and was just kind of chanting and pounding his spear, which had an American flag tied onto it. And People down on the on the Senate floor. We're getting kind of annoyed with him like asking him to knock it off. They really said that they really asked him to do that. Yeah, there was A young guy He's since been arrested, so we know a little bit about him. He's from Leeds, Alabama. His name was Joshua Black, and he was in there kind of keeping order. There was a tension throughout the insurrection inside the Capitol between people who just wanted to ransack, um, steal stuff and people who Felt like they needed to be respectful of the space and kept saying stuff like this is our house. Respect our house. This is why we're here. This is what we're fighting for. So they had this kind of logic in their heads. A lot of them, I think were military veterans that once they were inside, they should Be mindful and respectful of this kind of sacred space. So inside the Senate chamber. There were people from both camps and they were arguing. And, uh, Joshua Black was more authoritative and intimidating individual. I think then The other folks who wanted to riot because he had been shot in the face with a Rubber bullet. That was still embedded inside of his cheek. And it was kind of pulsing blood into his beard. And he had this like bloodstained gods hanging around his neck. So He yelled at Jacob. Chance, Lee, you know, Stop acting a fool cut it out. He was also preventing people from No sitting in vice President, Pence's chair and And vandalizing basically the Senate chamber, and that's why, after about 10 minutes, most of the people inside the chamber left because It wasn't really fun in there with Joshua Black, telling them what they could and couldn't do. It's interesting what you're saying about the reaction to you know, the so called Cuban on Shaymen. I've always wondered, you know, ever since the insurrection, whether other people consider him ashamed men over whether he just has decided that he is a shame in That he has nobody who who believes it Because, you know, let's face it. He looks he looks ludicrous. And, um, it sounds like he doesn't really have followers. Yeah, well, I guess that's kind of been my experience in general with most people call themselves shamans, but But, uh He definitely commanded respect among people at the Washington Monument. When I was following him around, people recognized him. People yelled out to him. He was kind of leading Folks and this Cuban on chant of Where we go one. We go all so He was a kind of iconic known personality from right wing and pro trump events and in Arizona. And online, but I think also the way that different people responded to him in the Senate chamber. Kind of illustrates how I won't say diverse but, uh, not monolithic. The insurrectionists were they weren't all fanatical Q and on extremists or, you know, friends, conspiracists. There was a wide wide range of Americans who took part in this and for plenty of them. I think a guy with no shirt and horns and a spear Was not representative of their cause and a purpose. You know anything about chance? Lee the human on Shaymen. Do you know anything about his mental health situation? Am would never second guess anybody's mental health or or claim to mental illness. Um my experience of him inside the chamber did not seem to suggest that He was mentally ill. After he left the gallery. He came downstairs and entered the Senate floor through the main door and immediately installed himself. On the diets behind the vice president's desk and in this chair and started posing for pictures and kind of hamming it up and seemed Should be, you know, not only in control of his faculties but also, um, determined to exploit. The situation to his benefit as much as possible, including getting people to, you know, take pictures of him and film him and There were a lot of other people throughout the day and especially inside the Senate chamber. Who didn't mind being found because they clearly thought that they were in the right and that there was nothing wrong with what they were doing. They believed that they were acting at the behest of the president. And they also believed that they were Stopping and the illegal Transfer of power and essentially what their view was a coup. Not only a coup, but a coup by And evil Satan worshiping pedophiles. So if that's your world view, there's no reason to conceal or or be ashamed. Of your role being documented. Before you left the Senate chamber. You're able to go to the dais where you know there's the shame and had been and you're able to video the note that he left. On the page with the Senate roll call. Tell us what he had written. He had written. It's only a matter of time. Justice is coming, Exclamation Mark! How were you able You get to the day I said, What point? Did you get there to video that note? Just as soon as he I saw him writing on a piece of paper on the desk. I just walked up. Through the dust to capture what he had written. And You know, he actually, When you saw me coming the film, he actually flip the paper around so that I could get a clear shot of it. And again that wasn't only him. There were other folks in the Senate chamber who were rifling through sinner's death, and I would go up to try to capture what exactly they were looking for and what they were removing from the desk and they would It. Hold it. Hold the documents up for me to show me. And sometimes even smile like for the camera. So I don't think it was that just, um, illustrative of kind of chancellor's potential insanity. I think it's also all these people who again. Had no inkling that what they were doing was wrong or suspicion that it could result. And consequences for them. I am so grateful to you for coming on our show today. Thank you so much. Thank you, Terry. I really appreciate it. Look. Mogensen reports for the New Yorker. His article among the insurrectionists and his video of the storming of the capital are on the New Yorker website. Fresh air weekend.
New York Man Seen Photographing a Senate Desk Charged in Washington DC Capitol Riot
"Seen in a video photography photographing papers on a desk in the U. S Senate chamber during the January 6th siege of the capital, has been charged and freed on bail. Christopher Patrick Moynahan was arrested Thursday and freed on Friday after an appearance in White Plains Federal court court papers say morning and can be heard speaking disparagingly about senators as he rifles through congressional papers and a criminal complaint and FBI agents and a former co worker of Monahan. Identified the 30 Year old Salt Point resident in Dutchess County after seeing him in a video last month. His lawyer declined to comment.
Impeachment Managers Show New Graphic Security Footage Of Capitol Riot
"Note as the video begins. We are seeing the inside view as the mob approaches from outside and beats the windows. Endorse the images were riveting. Some senators leaned forward to get a better look identifying themselves in graphic videos of legislators sprinting down capitol hallways and members narrowly escaping out. Back doors. others looked away. One senator was so shaken that he appeared to tear up. That was the scene on wednesday as house. Impeachment managers kicked off their case against former president. Donald trump by making senators relive their worst nightmare. The january sixth insurrection at the very place they were sitting the. Us capitol waves were made when this never before seen footage was presented officer. Goodman passes senator mitt romney and direct him to turn around in order to get to safety on the first floor. Just be meet them. The mob had already started to search for the senate chamber minutes. After seeing that video mitt. Romney told reporters quote that was overwhelmingly distressing and emotional politically speaking. No one appears to be struggling more with the trial. Then bill cassidy who switched his vote. Tuesday declaring the impeachment trial as constitutional on wednesday the louisiana republican spent most of his time either furiously taking notes or pacing in the back of the room occasionally letting allowed size slip and when house impeachment managers played that video. He was seen shaking his head often and crossing his arms clearly disturbed by the footage. Later that night he told the press pool quote. I'm here to uphold the constitution. i'm upholding it. i'm doing. My job was his reaction surprising. Our own burgess everett reports. Not really he writes. That's par for the course for cassidy who's made a reputation. As an outlier. He's not a trump loyalist. Like lindsey graham or rand. Paul now cassidy is torn between what many of his constituents want critics everett notes have dumped him quote psycho bill and what he feels is his duty and the white house breaks its silence on the impeachment. Trial finally a word from camp biden until now biden and his senior advisors have avoided commenting on trial but cedric richmond. The president's senior adviser told the new york times yesterday that cassidy's vote to declare the trial. Constitutional was a quote profile in courage. Remember richmond is the same guy who famously said of cassidy. Quote dude is weird. Oh how the tables have turned because richmond is now adjusting his opinion telling the times. That cassidy has quote always been independent. A little insight into why biden is keeping his lips. Shut on you know one of the biggest stories in the nation right now. The associated press reports that white house. Aides say that behind closed doors weighing in on the trial would be a lose lose for biden that. Ap story says biden's aides think throwing his hat in the ring would just draw the focus away from trump's alleged misconduct and onto biden's own views but that strategy could change because the reports that no one is expecting biden silence to last forever especially if there is an acquittal a move that could push trump back into the spotlight and on cable interviews and inflame the country deeper.
Trump's Senate impeachment trial moves to opening arguments
"Trump committed a massive crime against our Constitution and our people and the worst violation of the presidential oath of office in the history of the United States of America. That is lead impeachment manager Jamie Raskin of Maryland today. He and his fellow House members presented opening arguments in Day two of former President Trump's impeachment trial in the U. S. Senate. Call the former president on insider in chief who reveled in the chaos of his supporters of the capital on January 6th joining us now to talk about the day or NPR congressional reporter Claudia Chrysalis and NPR's senior political editor and correspondent. Domenico Montanaro. Could have you both. Here. Thanks. Thanks. Claudia, you were actually in the Senate chamber today, where the 100 senators as jury members sit silently listening to the House. Impeachment managers make their case describe the mood for us. It was clear much of the time that I was in the chamber that the members were very engaged. For example, they were watching lead manager Jamie Raskin, in his presentation very intently reminded me of the chamber yesterday when Raskin was giving his emotional remarks. About the day he and his family experienced here. During the insurrection. I was seated on the Republican side of the chamber. Republicans were intently watching him and the other managers and that includes those who say they won't be voting to convict Trump like Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Republican member of the Senate. Also, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was also watching. Very closely even watch some of these videos of the president's past statements on a television screen on the chamber floor. Many members were taking notes, and this includes those who have voted for the constitutionality of the trial, among them, Ben Sasse of Nebraska had a pile of no cards on his desk. Domenico. The Democrats were making the arguments today. I know you've been watching since the beginning of these proceedings yesterday what stood out to you compared to yesterday's testimony. Well, only later in the day here, have we gotten some of the personal passion and emotion that we had yesterday about the violence on January? 6th? Mostly today, Democrats had been methodically mounting, pretty dispassionate case to show Trump is the reason for why all of this happened. They claim that it's not just isolated to January 6th and tick through numerous things for months and months. That this was months and months in the making that Trump laid the groundwork before the election and drove it home after after that election and was aware of what was being planned. Um, it kind of really makes me wonder how and what the trump lawyers they're going to say in rebuttal, aside from saying that Democrats are being selective and use the word on that they didn't say that he used the word peaceful. In his speech on January 6th. Claudia tell us more about how the Democrats are actually building their case here. Yes, they're focused on showing the timeline of how Trump built a crowd of people who distrusted the election and believed they were following his orders. Jonah Goose, one of the managers of he's, a House member of Colorado. He also talked about this. Let's take a listen. Senators is clearly was not just one speech. Didn't just happen. It was part of a carefully planned months long effort. With very specific instruction. Show up on January 6th. Get your people to fight the certification. So from manager to manager they're building this case each piece building on the next the beginning, middle and end and today mark the beginning of that story. He made a point of connecting directly to their share terror that day, and this was especially apparent is, Domenico noted in the late afternoon when managers have shared dramatic sounds. And footage video footage from the day of the insurrection that the public has not seen before. This was sounds from police scanners of officers pleading for assistance. Pleading for their lives. It's seen as they were being assaulted by the mob. There's video footage from Capitol security cameras showing the mob breaking into the capital and another stunning moment where we see Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, walking outside of the chamber, running into an officer being told they need to clear out quickly and he is running. Behind this officer to escape the mob. Wow well yesterday, Trump's lawyers dismissed the House managers arguments, calling Democrats accusing Democrats of trying to cancel the former president by stifling his freedom of speech. Medical. What did the impeachment managers say about that claim right? Trump's lawyers yesterday said his speech was protected by the First Amendment. But Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, who we heard from earlier You know, he's a constitutional law professor, And he argued that the quote factual premise and the legal underpinnings of that claim are all wrong, He said. Incitement to violence is not protected speech, and here's how he put it with a familiar phrase. It's more like a case where the town fire chief Who's paid to put out fires sends a mob not to yell fire in a crowded theater, but to actually set the theater on fire. And who then, when the fire alarms go off in the calls, start flooding into the fire department asking for help does nothing but sit back, encourage the mob to continue its rampage and watch the fire spread on TV. Clea and delight. You know,
House Managers Show Dramatic Previously Unseen Capitol Riot Footage
"Unseen video of the January 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol being featured today in the Senate impeachment trial of former president Trump Video comes from Capitol Police Security archives, along with audio clips. House impeachment managers, Stacey Plaskett. Introducing the clip. She's the delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands, the clips show writers breaking windows and glass doors to gain entry into the capital. Plaskett says If they could have found speaker Nancy Pelosi, they would have killed her. Are you looking for you? This'll beaker had been hustled to a secure location outside the capital, but her staffers or hiding in a conference room. Within that when you never said it gonna do. In the dark, trying to find Trying to figure out what to do there. One clip shows now former vice President Mike Pence. Being hustled out of the Senate chamber is Ryder's spread throughout the capital. He was at the Capitol to oversee congressional ratification of the presidential election on January 6. Some of the insurrection is chanted Hang Mike Pence. Our top
Capitol riot footage presented as evidence at Donald Trump's impeachment trial
"Made in washington as the impeachment trial of former president donald trump gets underway the first time the president has ever faced impeachment for a second time at the first president to face it impeachment trial after leaving office. The former president facing one count of incitement of insurrection after the siege of the capital on january. Six the indictment saying he was singularly responsible for it the trial taking place there at the capitol the senate chamber a crime scene just a month ago now serving as a courtroom today those senators who witnessed the deadly riding firsthand now serving as jurors sixty five hundred national guard troops on duty there but democrat house managers. Who are prosecuting. the case. Be getting their case with graphic. Thirteen minute video from january. Six with the former presidents and what his supporters were saying when they stormed the capital. Some saying we are listening to trump house manager. Jamie raskin trying to link the president's words in the weeks and hours before the riots and the deadly chaos saying if that's not impeachable there's no such thing. Lawmakers and their staff members huddling from the riders gas masks at the ready. The former president's lawyers denouncing the writers but insisting tonight the former president is not to blame and that the trial is unconstitutional. But late today. Republicans joining the democrats voting. The trial is constitutional. And we'll move forward. We have it all covered tonight on. What was a tense and emotional day inside that chamber. Abc's rachel scott leading us off tonight from the hill tonight. History made in washington the first time. A president faces a second impeachment trial and the first time a president is tried after leaving office today. Democrats wasted no time making their case against donald trump forcing senators to relive the heroine moments from one month ago. Sitting in the very chamber came under attack house impeachment managers playing a graphic thirteen minute. Video reminding senators what the president told his supporters right before the capital siege. Refined fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell you're not gonna have a country anymore trying to link trump's own words in the weeks and hours before the deadly riots to the chaos that been played out in the capital senators watching in rapt silence. You ask what a high crime and misdemeanor is under our constitution. That's a high crime and misdemeanor. If that's not an impeachable offense than there is no such thing. Lead prosecutor representative jamie raskin. Growing emotional members of his family were with him that day at the capitol recalling what his daughter sent to him and know what she said she dad. I don't wanna come back to the democrats argue. The constitution is on their side and say even though trump is no longer the president he should still be held accountable for his actions in the final weeks of his presidency. Asking if they don't hold them accountable. What could future presidents do when their final weeks insisting in their words there should be no january exception. What you experienced that day. What we experienced that day. What our country experienced. That day is the framers. Worst nightmare come to life. Presidents can't inflame insurrection in their final weeks. And then walk away like nothing happened then. The former presidents team lead defense attorney. Bruce castor denouncing the insurrection insisting those responsible are criminals and should be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law but arguing. Trump is not one of them. We can't possibly be suggesting that we punish people for political speech in this country that offense things since trump was removed from the white house by voters. The democrats case has no ground and that it's unconstitutional holding impeachment trial for former president for a great many americans. See this process for exactly what it is a chance by. A group of partisan politicians seeking to eliminate donald trump from the american political scene and after four hours of arguments. Six republican siding with democrats voting. The trial should move forward
Video stirs emotions on Trump trial's first day
"This day was entirely focused on the constitutionality of whether or not this trial should even be taking place. The president's lawyers arguing because he's a former president. This trial should not exist. It's unconstitutional the democratic house. Managers prosecuting the case in the senate. Say that's an absurd argument because that would all of a sudden right were jamie raskin. The lead house manager called a january exception into the constitution. He said that's impossible to imagine that the framers intended that way that a president must uphold his oath of office and commit to it from the very first day all the way to the very last day of his presidency. Not some january exception where they can act radically illegally against the constitution in some way and escape any kind of accountability for it that was at the heart of what was going on today but there was also the emotional experience that the house managers put front and center in a compelling video looking at what happened at the capital on that day january sixth and interspersing it in a time line with what was going on inside the senate chamber inside the house chamber as donald trump was inciting his followers at a rally to go storm the capital you see in this compelling video that they put together the connection between donald trump was saying and what was occurring at the capitol and went this insurrection sort of broke through the barriers at the capital. This is the direct line that house managers are trying to present to the senators and it was to shock and awaken the conscience of all the senators in the room to remind them of what they all lived through on january sixth. Here's house manager. Joe goose like everyone of you. I was in the capital on january. Sixth i was the floor with lead manager. Rask like you. I was evacuated as this violent mob stormed the capital's gates what you experienced that day. What we experienced that day. What our country experienced. That day is the framers. Worst nightmare come to life.
As Trump prosecutor, Rep. Stacey Plaskett gets her say on impeachment
"Trump's second impeachment trial begins in earnest next week and one of the Democratic lawmakers arguing the case against him will be a nonvoting delegate. ABC is Michelle France and explains Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett serves as the House delegate from the U. S Virgin Islands. She couldn't participate in the House impeachment vote against former President Trump. But she still has a voice in the trial selected by the House speaker as the first manager of a presidential impeachment team from a U. S territory. Virgin Islanders are always King for space to be a part of this America and try to make it better. Even without a vote. Representative Plaskett will also be the only black woman in the Senate chamber next week when she helps present evidence to senators who will vote whether to convict the former president. On the charge. He incited an insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Michelle, France and ABC News.
As Trump prosecutor, delegate gets her say on impeachment
"Impeachment trial begins Tuesday, one of the Democratic lawmakers, arguing the case will be a nonvoting delegate. ABC is Michelle Franzen. Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett serves as the House delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands selected by the House speaker as the first manager of a presidential impeachment team from a U. S territory. Virgin Islanders are always looking for space to You're part of this America and try to make it better. Even without a vote. Representative Plaskett will also be the only black woman in the Senate chamber next week when she helps present evidence to senators who will vote whether to convict the former president. On the charge. He incited an insurrection at the U. S. Capitol Supreme Court's
Roberts will not preside over impeachment trial
"Court Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside over the trial. Instead, that job will fall to Senate President pro tempore A Patrick Leahy. Lead impeachment manager Congress and Jamie Raskin, who read the article in the Senate chamber, says former president Trump betrayed the trust of the American people. He threatened the integrity of the Democratic system interfered with the peaceful transition of power and imperil coequal branch of government. Arguments are set to begin the week of February. 8th. Senator Leahy says he will take a special oath to do impartial justice
Far-Right Personality ‘Baked Alaska’ Arrested In Texas During US Capitol Riot Probe
"New chilling details about the insurrection. The washington post reporting three days before an internal capital police intelligence report warned that congress could be the target of angry trump supporters. The fbi is investigating whether lawmakers eight pro-trump rioters by giving building towards the day before so far at least three hundred opened investigations into riot suspects far-right right media personality. Jeanette who calls himself baked alaska also arrested in texas today allegedly spotted video inside the capitol chanting. Patriots are in control and suspect jenna ryan the texas realtor accused of taking part in the riot now publicly asking for a pardon telling station. Ktar she was just following president. Trump me personally not feel a sense of shame or guilt for my heart from what i was doing. I thought it was following my president. I thought i was following what we were called to do that. Defense echoed by suspect jacob. Chance lee the arizona man allegedly left a note on his desk in the senate chamber that read. It's only a matter of time. Justice is coming. He's also now asking for a pardon through his attorney. He walked down constitution avenue and entered the capital. He was there at the invitation of and request of our president.
Lawmakers want to award Capitol Police officer gold medal for heroic actions
"A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing the congressional gold Medal for one Capitol Police officer. House bill introduced by Republican Nancy Mace and Democrats Emanuel Cleaver and Charlie Crist would award the congressional gold medal to Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman. Goodman was seen in video staring down rioters inside the Capitol, eventually moving them away from the Senate chamber. Mace, a freshman Republican, calls Goodman's actions heroic. The congressional gold medal similar to a presidential medal of Freedom is among the highest honors awarded to a
Lawmakers want to award Capitol Police officer gold medal for heroic actions
"Introduce a bill to award a Capitol police officer the congressional gold Medal for defending them during the riots. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced a bill to award Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman the congressional gold medal for his role in protecting lawmakers against the mob of rioters that reached the U. S. Capitol Representatives. Nancy Mesa, South Carolina Republican and Democrats, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Charlie Crist of Florida introduced the bill, saying Goodman deserves Congress's highest civilian honor. After he was captured and photos and videos leading rioters away from the entrance to the Senate chamber during the riot. May said in a statement that Goodman's actions were heroic and represent the best of law enforcement. Pretty
Lawmakers want to award Capitol Police officer gold medal for heroic actions
"Bipartisan group of lawmakers proposing the congressional gold Medal for one Capitol Police officer. The House bill, introduced by Republican Nancy Mace and Democrats, Emanuel Cleaver and Charlie Crist, would award the congressional gold medal to Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman. Goodman was seen in video staring down rioters inside the Capitol, eventually moving them away from the Senate chamber. Mace, a freshman Republican, calls Goodman's actions heroic. The congressional gold medal similar to a presidential medal of Freedom is among the highest honors awarded to a civilian
More people charged in Capitol riot
"Arrests have been made in connection with last week's riot at the Capitol already believe Robert Packers, the man pictured wearing a camp Auschwitz sweatshirt during the unrest. He was arrested by federal authorities in Hampton Roads, Virginia and was taken to the Western Tidewater regional jail. He has a court appearance scheduled. Investigators also believe just SIA Colt is the man who was pictured hanging from the balcony in the Senate chamber. He turned himself in Tuesday night to the ADA County, Idaho jail boxes Rob Dawson,
A Special Conversation with Congressman Ritchie Torres
"Representative ritchie. Torres is a freshman member of congress. From new york's fifteenth congressional district. He is proudly progressive and proudly pro israel and we had hoped to have him on to talk about how important it is to make that progressive case for israel the riot at the capitol changed our plans unfortunately and he joins us now to talk about what comes next representative torres so much for joining us and honor for me to be here. Last wednesday was extremely scary for all of us. But i can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in the capital for it and we're also not entirely out of the woods yet with possible. Threats still brewing. Think so let me start here and just ask this. How are you holding up. It has been the most draining and disorienting week of my life. If a year ago you had said that. I would become a member of congress during infectious disease outbreak and that i would witness of violent insurrection against the us capital during the electoral college. Vote count and that i would then impeach donald trump. Not only once but twice. I would have said that has the feel of movie. I'm still in a state of shock. And i'm in a state of shock that a sitting president would instigate a violent mob to storm the us capital in an attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election. You are among the members of congress calling for the house to impeach president trump again. Although i suppose this is your first time impeaching him and that's a process that looks set to move forward this week. People are also talking about a resolution censuring ham or demanding resigned or using the twenty fifth or the fourteenth amendment's to remove him from office. What would satisfy you hear. What kind of action do you think that this moment calls for will. The best outcome is removal. And we've presented the vice president would alternate him. Is you invoke the twenty fifth amendment or else. We have no choice but to move forward with impeachment. It is clear that the vice president refuses to invoke the twenty fifth amendment in conjunction with a majority of the cabinet so we have no choice but to impeach donald trump the violent mob. He unleashed on the. Us capital represents unprecedented assault on the separation of powers between the congress and the president. A represents an unprecedented assault on the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next if striking at the core of our constitutional republic is not an impeachable offense. Then what is impeachment for no choice just moments before you and i connected. The new york times reported that senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell is actually pleased with the impending impeachment. do you think with mcconnell. 's implicit blessing. There's actually a chance that the senate might remove president trump from office so there are three outcomes spouse majority is required for impeachment a senate super majority is required for conviction and then once impeach convicted a senate majority is required for disqualification so the ultimate goal is not simply removed donald trump from office but to disqualify him from ever pursuing federal office again because he has shown himself to be a lethal threat to the republic is clear and present danger to the constitutional republic and what about aside from president. Trump are their members of congress. Either with you in the house or in the senate who you think crossed the line in what took place last week. There were several enablers of donald trump in the united states congress and elsewhere who spent months inflaming the disaffected supporters of donald trump. One example is congressman. Mel brooks went to the march and instigated an armed angry mob to vote. Take names and kick ass. He should be held out. We as elected officials have to be mindful of the words believes. What does it mean to be held accountable in this instance though. What does that look like expulsion at the conduct of for me. The attempt to overturn the results of an election the attempt to instigate a violent mob to take over the us capitol if that is not grounds for expulsion. That i honestly don't know what it's these members of congress and donald trump inspired a violent mob that led to the murder of police office was bludgeoned to death by a fire. Extinguisher are their image. Is of a rioter in the senate chamber wearing tactical gear with plastic handcuffs. As though he were planning to take hostages right. I'm convinced that there were rioters. Who were intent on apprehending and assassinating members of congress. The majority leader the speaker and even the vice president is a video of rieter screaming. The vice president should be hanged a news and a gala were erected outside the capitol and the president was tweeting out against his own vice-president in real time while the capitol was under siege was pouring more gasoline on the fire above violence. He put not only congress at rescue. Put the life of his own vice president. Aris one of your fellow freshman members Also said something to the effect of when speaking to people who are concerned about the outcome of the election He said it's okay to threaten them a little right. It's okay to to threaten members of congress a little. This was madison cawthorn from north carolina in addition to representative brooks. Are there other people who you think you know. Their actions kind of rise to a certain level needs to be a conference investigation to determine which members of congress had a role in inciting insurrection. Against the us congress which is disqualifying which should disqualify you from holding office and it's worth pointing out that. There was a deep strain not only racism antisemitism among the elements of the violent bomb. If i recall correctly one or several of the writers had a shirt that read kim auschwitz. You had confederate flags who had symbols of racism and antisemitism white supremacy for aiding the violent mob. That attempted to take over the capital. It should be cause for concern and you know trumpism is going to have more staying power than trump. I worry that violent white nationalism. Violent antisemitism and racism is going to be a fact of life that will continue to haunt us. Now i think of politics as an alternative to violence. Politics is about the resolution of conflict by means other than violence and if there is a set of the population that loses confidence in politics that sees it as illegitimate and trump has convinced them. That it's illegitimate then. That segment is going to resort to violence. The d. legitimation politics is an open invitation to violence. And i think the jewish community in particular has the most state because history has taught us that paranoid. Conspiratorial politics is often a breeding ground fantasy sentences. I know if we have the most at stake or among the most at stake but certainly everything that we saw last week out of that riot was vile but certainly the racism. The anti semitism really terrible to our listeners. Who don't yet follow. Ajc dot global on instagram. I would encourage you to check out the instagram slider that our team put together detailing some of the anti semitism that the congressman talks
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"Resumed the tally of state electoral votes of formality and certifying Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory in November. National Guard troops have come in to help restore order at the capital after police were overrun by trump extremists. Ah young woman died. President elect Joe Biden condemned today's actions at the Capitol, calling for the restoration of quote, simple decency and labeling the assault on the building an insurrection. The president elect also called out President Trump urging him to step up and call for an end to the violence. Trump did issue a statement via social media urging people to return home but also repeated disputed charges of election fraud. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a searing rebuke of the president tonight following the violent protests of the capital. NPR's Windsor. Johnston. Reports a joint session of Congress has resumed his lawmakers work to formally certify Joe Biden's election victory. In a blistering speech on the Senate floor, McConnell said lawmakers would not be intimidated or kept out of the Senate chamber by thugs, mobs or threats. We will not Belle Lawlessness or intimidation. We are back at our posts. We will discharge our duty under the Constitution. And for our nation. And we're going to do it. Tonight. McConnell added that the voters, the courts and the states have all spoken. The Senate resumed the electoral vote counted just hours after lawmakers were forced to shelter in place as writers breach security and violently clash with police at the Capitol. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington Private sector jobs report shows companies shed workers in December for the first time in eight months. Renewed layoffs coming as kroner. Virus infections continue to rise across the U. S. The ADP national employment report showed job losses across the country last month is the Corona virus pandemic worsened. Private sector payrolls decreased by 123,000 on Wall Street. Today, stocks gained ground. The Dow's up 437 points the S and P was up 21 points over the NASDAQ closed down 78 points. This is NPR. And from KPCC News on Nick Roman, with the stories were covering at 704 House Democrat Brad Sherman represents the San Fernando Valley. He served in Congress since 1997. We reached him today as he was sheltering in place, and before the National Guard arrived at the U. S. Capitol. Congressman Sherman says he was surprised that anyone would be able to force their way. Into the house and Senate chambers. Whenever you go through the checkpoints, there are Capitol police with serious firepower, sometimes machine guns, and I never believed that somebody could just rush their way through one of these checkpoints. But the number of demonstrators and their willingness to violate the law was well beyond what the police expected. They did not have enough people. Congressman Brad Sherman. Fellow Democratic congressman Juan Vargas represents parts of San Diego and Imperial counties. He was in his office across the street at the U. S Capitol when the violence began. Vargas describes it is anarchy. He says he told the staff earlier in the day to prepare for the worst as they sheltered in place, not sure of what could be coming. It's unfortunate this is what it's come to. So we, in fact, took everything that we could off the walls that we could defend ourselves with and we're ready to do that, in case we have to Congressman. One Vargas. One more piece of news about a member of Congress Newly sworn in Huntington Beach Republican representative Michele Steele as Justin positive for grown a virus she found out today has felt no symptoms. She says she's in quarantine. She took the oath of office on Sunday. 706 support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other.
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"House correspondent Stephen Portnoy Adam Schiff said the presentation will focus on the constitutional contours of the case against the president how his alleged actions meet this standard of high crimes and misdemeanors in the constitution the president's defenders of course insist that the president's actions do not meet that standard ships going to try to convince the Senate and perhaps the the country the Democrats are right about this he and Jerry Nadler like their their democratic house colleagues in a nine hour session the to wreak retell the chronology from the spring of last year up until September October when the Democrats say the president and his aides were caught in this effort to apply pressure on Ukraine to do the president's political better so what seems to be the reaction to what the Democrats have presented so far things getting a little testy on the floor of the Senate well certainly there seems to be a some somewhere in this endeavor Republicans have commented on this and and several of them have say that the arguments they're hearing are repetitive not persuasive boring but Chuck Schumer that top Senate Democrat says that Adam Schiff spoke with such power in his speech that Republicans on the floor were forced to listen as we watch and I'm you know I'm here at the White House so I have the same vantage point that you that you do at home or or if you're listening on the radio that is to say that the camera angles are rather tight but colleagues who been inside the Senate chamber tell me that all the whole roughly eighty percent of the Senate is sitting at their desks at at at one point time while some lawmakers do leave to perhaps get a bite to eat because you know they they they can't bring anything other than milk more water into the chamber you heard about that but but but otherwise they might to go to the bathroom but but but but that most of the senators are sitting and listening but they are apparently growing a bit restless the president's equal time starts on Saturday know what's happening off of the floor of the Senate there was talk about a possible deal between Democrats and Republicans about witnesses sort of a witness trade dead dead dead Democrats a calling that a non starter they say that that this is not fantasy football and you can't trade witnesses in a trial so it remains to be seen of it we're gonna have to wait until next week when both sides present their case there's the sixteen hour question period for hours of debate and then perhaps a closed door deliberation period before the Senate will vote on whether it will hear witnesses and and and and ask for a date for document production Democrats.
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"Many of the Senate chamber Thursday is Congress open the third every impeachment trial of a president the Senate sergeant at arms began the proceedings and house prosecutors formally presented the impeachment articles article one abuse of power another on obstructing Congress the escort committee will now conduct the Chief Justice of the United States to the Dyess when the Chief Justice walked in you could feel the weight of the moment all one hundred senators will be jurors do you solemnly swear and John Roberts had them recited oath to do impartial justice Democrats like me zero say they want to hear the president defend himself we've heard nothing except him calling it a witch hunts not long after he used another favorite phrase in rejecting the impeachment bid only hugs Sager make on the at the White House meanwhile was a major bipartisan victory for president trump largely eclipsed in the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said January sixteenth twenty twenty would be remembered for more than just the start of the impeachment trial today was also a tremendous bi partisan legislative accomplishments the American people after a year in limbo an overwhelming vote in favour of U. S. M. C. A. president trump's historic new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico eighty nine to ten passage comes on the heels of this week so I together phase one of the president's new trade deal with China buying new Capitol Hill the Pentagon says US training for more than eight hundred Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted in coming days it was nearly six weeks when the shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida based the Pentagon had.
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"In the Senate chamber there was this testimony about the bill going on of course run only by men all the witnesses with only men testifying providing witness testimony yeah there was a woman there name Alice Wilson and her group the DC women's liberation group they were sitting there just getting more and more steam yeah in this in these hearings at this time these hearings were kind of under the radar right Intel Alice Wilson like blue span wasn't thing yet alright so they were just getting more more stand watching all these men get up there and talking about women's reproductive health and but not only that they were also these people were talking about how. how dangerous this side effects were with the Pilcher hypertension blood clots heart attacks high blood pressure stroke all of these things and these the women in the DC women's lib movement leasing cleaning eligible somewhere like we've never heard this before in our lives how did our doctors not tell us this well that was the backstory is the the none of the doctors were sharing this information because they were getting and it's you know I think there's always been a problem. not across the board but with doctors and pharmaceutical companies right pushing certain drugs over others but even but at the time it was way worse sure is now like there was a no disclosure yeah there was there was a a mentality among doctors male doctors who who believe that he is if you don't woman was better off not knowing you don't want to give her all upset by giving her all the information you have side effects listed right and if you did teller you ran the risk since women were so suggestible right if I develop a stroke rise by thinking about it so much so is better off just not telling her about it yeah exam was the entire medical establishment at the time yeah and so the pill went from this feminist icon in the sixties by nineteen seventy becoming a an icon for white male patriarchy met medical patriarch yeah and how informed consent was was a paramount issue now and it just took on this other role well and informed consent was literally born that day at that hearing they finally heard and experts say estrogen is the cancer what fertilizer is the wheat and Alice Wilson stood up and started screaming she was screaming why using women as Guinea pigs why are you letting drug companies murderous for profit and convenience and they got a lot of media attention and really the aftermath of those hearings is when this consumer health movement started and they started informed consent they started having the list side effects on bottles and you know it was an overnight thing but it really change the formal pharmaceutical industry forever right so the pill. manage to accept this hi I guess I can hunger fee yeah it it became a symbol for this other thing yeah but still manage to keep on keeping on like it like I think eighteen process eighty seven percent of women between eighteen and forty nine in the US follow those hearings once. Alice Wilson and the DC women's lib movement like made it a national thing and I think eighteen percent of them stopped taking the pill as a result but the pill really didn't fall out of popularity it stood in as the as the icon for informed consent and then just as after that was established it just went back to being the pill I think that's amazing it is because it was a huge thing in nineteen sixty for one thing huge thing in nineteen seventy for another thing and now it's it's it's part of the cultural zeitgeist forever to take a break yes all right we're gonna take a break we're all excited about history and now we're going to get into science..
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"On assignment in the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill here in Washington in the gallery. Overlooking the Senate floor there's a place just for journalists who report on the Senate every day. It's where they go to watch the big history-making moments. The votes that send us to war or enact healthcare law on a desk above where the Senator stand. There's a book that sits like a fixture. It's a permanent reference for understanding what's really going on below. It's a biography. It's the story of Lyndon Johnson. And how he used power to bend. The Senate to his will and become the greatest majority leader in history master of the Senate one poetry prize in two thousand three for its author. Robert Caro in eleven hundred pages Carro uses president Johnson to explore how power Crete's how it's used and the impact of that power on the everyday lives of Americans. It's. One installment in the series the years of Lyndon Johnson. Carol was already a Pulitzer prize winner for his thirteen hundred page nineteen seventy four biography about New York infrastructure mogul, Robert Moses, it's called the powerbroker cowers fans. Now eagerly await the last installment of the Johnson books all about the presidential years, the sixties civil rights and Vietnam. In the meantime, Robert carrot is out with a new much shorter book, it's called working, and it's all about the interviews the discipline, and the method that have helped Robert Caro enthrall his fans for decades Robert Carroll joins me now from NPR in New York mister car. Welcome to one A. Nice to be here. Very nice to have you, sir. I know that people constantly ask you when the final LBJ book is going to be finished. And and I promise you're going to be spared that here, I'm not going to ask you that give you a break from that perennial question. Even though you never give your sources of break from your perennial questions. That's okay. The years of Lyndon Johnson has been a forty year plus project for you in Robert Moses, many years before that when you were a young reporter there. There are lots of people with real power in this society. What drew you to these two powerful men? Well, I was a young journalist that was a political reporter. And I got interested in Robert Moses, I started to realize we live in a democracy. So we think that power comes from being elected from votes at the ballot box. But here was ago. I Robert Moses who had never been elected to anything, and he had more power than anyone who was elected more power than any mayor more than any governor more. More than any mayor and governor put together and he had held his power for forty four years. And with if he shaped New York all the highways, the modern bridges, the poets. And I said, I don't understand I'm supposed to be writing about political power. But I have no idea where he got this power. And I realized knowing that that anybody else, and I realized that have to write a book to try to find out what it was. I didn't understand what it was. And to explain a similar impulse for Lyndon Johnson. Well, by way, similar. So the Powell broker you could say is about urban power power and cities. Then I wanted to do national power. And I learned I hope with the powerbroker that if you pick the right man, you could show a lot about political power through his life. And I knew I wanted to do national power next thing. I knew I wanted to do it through Lyndon Johnson because I felt his life. He understood national power. I felt I could do a lot through his life of you mentioned those early days as a young reporter a young political reporter when you looked up from your daily deadlines in your daily stories and realized way power is important. And and why does this unelected man have so much of it? You got your start as a beat reporter at Newsday on Long Island to take me. Take me back. If you can't how do you remember those days in the clattering teletype in the grumpy editors in the newsroom? You know, I love being reporter, then as you say the newsroom was full of shouting back and forth. I work nights for awhile. I think by ours was seven thirty at night to three thirty in the morning. And if you look around the room about three o'clock, you saw everybody with a headset so on and you knew they were making dates for when they got off at three thirty. You could tell who is dating who by who is torturing on a headset, and who who is listening, but I had an editor who is like an old out of the front page days in Chicago, tough old guy named Alan halfway. I had never done any kind of investigative work in through a real accident. The meaning everyone else who's on the Newsday picnic on fire island. No one could get them on the telephone. Because this was does about nineteen sixty six sixty seven no one had cell phones. And a tip came in on a very important story. We're working on they couldn't get any of the regular investigative reporters. So finally, the editor said to you'll have to go down and do it. It was looking through files secret files that was suddenly being made available to us at the Federal Aviation agency at buydell wild airport late at Kennedy airport, and I went down. I just loved the. But I didn't know that. I knew what I was doing. I wrote a long memo for so that the real reporters who came in later could write the story and the next day the this whole Goi secretary he was managing it calls and says Alan wants to season they was Allen halfway she says Alan wants to see you right away. I said to my wife, I I'm glad we didn't move back to be fired. And I went in there, and he was reading my memo, and he looks up in may. And he says, I didn't know someone from Princeton could do digging like this from now on you do investigative work. With Todd with my usual southwe fair times. Like, I said, but I don't know anything about investigative work. And I remember he looked up but made for a very long term. And he said just remember one thing turn every page. Never assume anything turn every gun them page. And I think I've carried that advice in my head of a since you get a byline on that story on the FAA. You ask the right question. No, I didn't. You remember who did? No. Well, I. The two reporters who were covering most of this will Bob green in on Brophy. But I don't know who's via line was on. They probably oh, you a bigger debt than maybe even they would acknowledge in their later years. I wonder since they were at the company picnic, and you for the first time turned every page that was advice, and you write about this in the book that that was advice that his stuck with you throughout your entire career. Turn every page assume nothing always get the next interview read, the next document. That's a moment. It's pretty clear that is that has never left you. No, I I wish I could recount all times that that advice has proven just right? I mean, I could tell you one incident diner, the Johnson library. Of course, you can't turn every page there. They say they have forty five million pieces of paper there. And I believe I believe. If they go on endlessly. But I decided to look in the boxes of papers that related to his first three years in congress because I wanted to paint the picture of what are what the life of a young new congressman was Johnson came to congress at the age of twenty nine without any power. So I'm I said, okay. That's what ever it was. I think seven or twelve boxes I can handle that it's going to take time. And I'm looking I and you look through these papers, these letters, and memos and all and you see oh, something happened. And it happened in October nineteen forty before October nineteen forty this young congressman is writing letters to committee chairman and senior congressman basically saying can I have five minutes of Utah after election day, nineteen forty November fifth nineteen forty all of a sudden a lot of the letters from these more powerful congressman to this young congressman saying can I have five min. Minutes of your time. And I said what changed things around at that time. I was talking a lot interviewing the lot to an old Washington fixer sort of a legend in his time named Thomas Corcoran. They called them. Tommy, the cork the greatest fundraiser in history. They call them. And I said to him what happened in October nineteen forty and I remember he called me kid, and he said money kid money. But he said you never gonna be able to write about that kid. I said why not he said because Lyndon Johnson of put anything in writing? And I really believe that at the time. But I said I'm gonna look through, you know, turn every page in this ten or eleven boxes. And I'm sitting there turning one letter innocuous letter after another thinking, you know, I'm just wasting another three or four weeks of my life. And all of a sudden he did put something in writing there. It is it's a Western Union. Telegraph form from October thirteenth nineteen forty. It's from George Brown, Brown and root this huge Texas contracting firm that was really financing his early rise. And it said Linden. The checks are on the way and Linden had written in hand on the bottom. I'm not acknowledging their letters were said telling anyone about this. So thank them yourselves. But the names of the six people were in there. It will Brown root subcontractors, and I was able to cross reference into their files and find out that they were all sending this money to Johnson. And what was he doing with the money? I kept turning pages. And there was a list type by one of his secretaries fascinating list. There were two type columns in the left, which one of the most amazing documents taught I've ever seen in the left hand type column was the name of the congressman who were asking Lyndon Johnson for money in the center column was what they were at how much they were asking what they were asking it for him ounce. They were asking with sociable today's terms Linden need four hundred and fifty dollars for last minute advertising Linden. They're going to steal at the polls. I need seven hundred dollars for poll watch and Linden deciding who gets largely and who does not. Yes. In the way. He did it, Tom, Mr. Carol. Let's let's take a brief breath. And we'll come right back to this story. More with Robert Caro right after this on Robert Caro's career of doing work.
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"Pleasure to have you with us on the program tonight. We'll give the state of the union and the address which may or may not take place from the house chamber. A, you know, this president has got to give a state of the union speech. It might be from the Senate chamber with house members invited whether won't be as much room. They have of course, the Senate is run by Republican. So Mitch McConnell can invite the president over? Or it could be given at another location. Maybe the Oval Office may be a remote speech, maybe a rally. I mean that that would remove all pretense of this being anything other than what it is an infomercial. So all these reponsibilities as for next Tuesday, the twenty ninth when it's scheduled well who knows? We had Stephen Andrew North Carolina was offering some thoughts in the clock. Ran out. Only you still there. Steve. Yes, sir. Go right ahead and finish your thought. Okay. I'm like a quick if this week proves like you said not productive, which I also believe it will. And since we know that government cannot just stay parsley shutdown may start happening. What types will turns? And. The TSA sick outs, which already. Once the airports are jammed up and flights are grounded over the country, the shutdown is ending in days. So I think he his speeches probably is one. If by some Merkel, they would come up with an agreement and the second one is probably won't. And my prediction is his state of the union will tell most president's all presidents and the state of the union by saying the state of our union is good. But I think he'll he'll the good parts which he has accomplished. And but I'll think he'll put it back at their feet. The state of the union can't beat that. Good. We're shut down over the fact that. Cannot agree to secure our southern border. Yeah. I'm sure the gist of the president's remarks. I have no doubt about that. Steve. Let's see here. We got a Jim in Pittsburgh to join us this evening on the Bohannon show. Hi, jim. Jim thanks for taking my call. And I kinda hate to be a Monday morning quarterback. But I wanna say one couple of things one was we haven't heard about that. Discount that it was offering a right before the midterms ten percent tax discount for the middle America. And I'm wondering why we did not vote on the wall when they had control of the Senate and the representatives. Well, I I'm not sure where we stand on tax cuts. I don't recall that particular we've had several and I'm not sure where we stand on any other tax cut in terms of the Republicans, just flat blew it. They had the house the Senate and the presidency, and they could not get it done on the border. They could not get it done on repealing and replacing ObamaCare. The Republican majority was too small and too reliable and. They they they blew it. They had a chance. And now, of course, that chance is gone. So. If you if you're if you're placing blame while the blame belongs with the Republicans they had a shot. They didn't have a reliable majority in enough members who would go along with it. Rod Tyler Texas now. Hello, ron. Jim thank you for taking my call. I would like to take this opportunity fucking about the state of the union address coincidently candidate for the presidency. Senator warrant was today in Puerto Rico and the national media has been published staff. Great extent, working on their candidates, getting funds, etc..
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"And congressman Okaz you Cortez. Did that today more effectively than any other member of the house representatives could have done it because of that fame, and there is apparently no one in the house representatives who understands fame and knows how to use fame better than congresswoman ocasio Cortez who does not need a staff to explain Instagram to her or any other social media. Or mass communication tool including how she should handle herself on Stephen Colbert show. She went to the Senate chamber looking for Mitch McConnell after she checked the majority leader's office adjacent to the Senate floor. And she was told he wasn't there. But it's a large office suite with plenty of places to hide. But what are you going to do the staff says majority leader, isn't there? Every majority leader also has a separate Senate office that is granted to him as a regular member of the Senate, representing his state and so- cars Makasi. Oh Cortes took the Senate subway over to the Russell Senate office building where McConnell's Kentucky Senate offices a place where he rarely sets foot here. She is on the subway on the way to that office hashtag, where's Mitch. We went to Mitch McConnell's often where we went to the Senate cloakroom. Aware hashtag wears Mitch. Here is the congressman at the end of her search in the Russell Senate office building. He's not he's not in the capital. He's not in the Russell building. He's not in the floor of the Senate and eight hundred thousand people don't have their paychecks. So where's Mitch? Where's mitch? He wasn't on the Senate floor. He wasn't in the cloakroom. He wasn't in any of his offices. There's one more place that congresswoman Makasi oh Cortez could have gone, but it wouldn't be easy to find. There's no marking on the door. It is Mitch McConnell's hideaway that is literally what it's called a hideaway senior senators like McConnell, get an extra office some of them smaller than their official office. Some of them quite grand, and they are secret rooms in the capitol building near the Senate floor with no markings on the door. And it is the one place where a Senator can go and literally hideaway today. Mitch McConnell might have actually been using his hideaway as the place to literally hideaway from congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. The place to hide away from the Innis. The fact that this shop now belongs to Mitch McConnell. Donald Trump started it and Mitch McConnell is doing everything he can to keep it going for Donald Trump. He is not using the powers of his office. The way Nancy Pelosi is to solve the problem that Donald Trump handed to them. He is using the powers of his office to block a solution to the shutdown and so the shutdown continues..
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"And take a tour inside the Senate chamber, the old Senate, chamber and other exclusive locations. Can we apologize technical issue there with that file of the Washington Post event, featuring surgeon general Jerome atoms this event took place on December seventh the entire event is available of you on our website at C span dot org, including that event with surgeon general Jerome atoms. You can see it in our video library another part of this event. We will go to that. Now, again, this is a series of discussions about opioid addiction and treatment policy. This panel feature to substance abuse policy experts who debated various treatment and recovery approaches and shared what they thought were the best ways to help people trying to address their addiction is about twenty minutes long. And again moderated by Lenny Bernstein reporter for the Washington Post. Again, everyone. We're here. Now, our our panelists on harm reduction. We are very honored to have with us, Alex, crawl distinguished fellow at Artioli international and David Murray senior fellow at the Hudson institute where he co directs the center for substance abuse policy. Alex. Harm-reduction? It's term. It gets thrown around in the whole opioid discussion. Could you start us off by telling us what does it mean exactly what the elements of harm reduction, and which ones are you in favor of? Harm reduction is essentially just a set of practical strategies that's better designed to reduce the harms of drug use. And so you might know them as anything from drug treatment programs like medically assisted treatment programs to syringe access programs overdose prevention sites, any of these kinds of programs that essentially trying to minimize the harms of Jackson's. We mean needle exchanges. Exactly. Yeah. Okay. And. Sentinel strips allowing people who use drugs to test their their drugs before they before they consume them all of these things. So there's a spectrum in the Harvard. Okay. There are a number of them that you are in favor of tell us which ones and why well, you know, a as a researcher there's a there's a number of harm reduction strategies that I've been evaluating over the years. I've spent the last twenty five years doing research in the community and evaluating programs that are already being implemented in the communities that includes needle exchange programs as you as you pointed out that has also included sentinel test strips. As well. Medically sister treatment any of these devices consumption sites. All of these programs that evaluated at this point. And what does the research tell us? Well, you know, I think what what what the research tells us in the US is that's access programs have been incredibly helpful to reduce infections east. It's like HIV viral hepatitis and also link people to other services think that's something that was talked a lot about in the last panel as well is that they're they're really good access point for people to other kinds of. See doctors to mental health to host of of services that we've seen. The supervised consumption sites. There's a lot of data from around the world from Canada from Europe from Australia decides have been for the last thirty years that are showing that they help reduce overdose deaths. They reduce HIV hepatitis C day facilitate people getting into medical assisted treatment. And they also reduce some of the nuisance issues in the neighborhood if they reduce public injection reduce needles in the streets. And and so this this both help from from the people who go there, but also seems to help the communities as well. Super folks. No one else supervised consumption sites are places where users can bring the drugs that they obtained on the street illegally and use them in a supervised setting the people who are watching having Laaksonen case, there's an overdose. They have oxygen in case there's an overdose. And you probably are among the more controversial aspects of harm reduction. So david. Simply put hundred action tries to keep people alive while they are using and before they can access or get into treatment. What could possibly be wrong with that? I'm skeptical of the findings and worried neglecting. One of the critical tools ear probably the single most effective overall strategic understanding of substance abuse disorders has to address the supply the availability normative acceptability of their continued use if you're not reducing the supply and availability, you're not enabling people to have incentives to move into treatment of the people who are in need of substance abuse disorder treatment, more than ninety percent are not seeking it. They're in denial. How do we incentivize them to seek treatment and get into recovery from the disease of addiction?.
"senate chambers" Discussed on The Modern West
"Don't think i think of it in terms when i look at myself in the mirror i don't see myself that way i think i'm just a person doing a job and a very lucky to have that honor and privilege to do that work but there are definitely times where people ask me about that and it is inspirational when i see other women doing things like this around the country i think it's just kind of grappling with that notion that you've done something that no one else's ever done but also not wanting to just leave it at that but also be really good at what we're doing in that chamber and be good at what i'm doing and making sure contributing a lot so it's a huge feat for me and a first step but i just know i've got more work ahead of me before running for office you your lawyer and businesswoman what was the mo moment that made you say i'm gonna do it where you wanted to run well i had participated in a women's legislative caucus they have a leap into leadership event and so i precipitated and that was encouraging other women to run and i think for a lot of women and not just women but men to looking at are under representative numbers i think it definitely affects our gender a little bit more i was thinking about it the worst thing you can do is lose and when you get your head around how bad that would be to lose it's really not that bad and it's something you can recover from learn great lessons i was in the chamber with my daughter the senate chamber and this was before i decided to run and i usually try and get my kids in there to participate in sit in the gallery and listen to some of the debate and she looked in the senate chamber and she asked me mom did they let girls serve in the senate and it just made my heart sink and i said yes honey there's one woman sitting right there and it was bernadine craft who had just announced her retirement and so i thought there's a great chance that if no women run and win win we will have chamber whether's zero women's ring in the lambing senate i couldn't shake the thought just did a lot of soul searching and visited with a friend of mine and sought her counsel and she said absolutely you should do this and we need women mainly in cheyenne to step up because at the end of the day you'll go home you'll kiss your kids so if you want to be the voice of young working mom we need that was coming from cheyenne the more i thought about it the more i thought that this was something i needed to do and for me the metric is in will always be how much have i got to give and i think that sometimes as i said these positions become so consuming they're part of your identity for me i i want this to be a job that i do and i'll look at my job performance if i'm accomplishing things if i'm bringing ideas to the table if the energy and passion that i think these jobs require still do it but once those energy start going away and you're not really adding much to the conversation i.
"senate chambers" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"As the frozen words matter have we arrived at such a place of phnom acceptance that we have nothing to say when a president of the united states casually suggest that those who choose not to stand or applaud his speech are guilty of treason i certainly hope not outgoing republican incumbent senator jeff flake of arizona took to the us senate floor today for a second time in four months to call out this president for what flake called abberant destructive behaviour flake was not the only member of congress to voiced displeasure with the president's comments that democrats who didn't clamp forum were potentially treasonous yesterday illinois democratic senator tammy duckworth they retired army lieutenant colonel who lost both of her legs in iraq wrote on twitter quote we don't live in a dictatorship or a monarchy i swore an oath in the military and in the senate to preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states not to mindlessly catered to the whims of cadete bone spurs ars and clap when he demands i clap we welcome to our broadcast tonight dan now wikki national political reporter for the arizona republic and dan right out of the box i may be asking you for an opinion or perhaps you a polling what percentage of arizonans do you think support the words of jeff flake in the senate chamber today well i think democrats and probably a lot of independent support is words the big problems with his own republicans so much so they banned in his reelection bid for this year but heat place kind of a kind of a man without a party when it comes to donald trump because he's angered the republicans by his constant criticism and he really hasn't won over to many democrats they like it speeches but he he votes closely with the trump agenda so he doesn't get much credit from the left so he's kind of in the middle there you have such an interesting senate delegation was flake and mccain and there you are of course as a border state front row seat on immigration where do you think arizona and stand right now on the immigration debate we're witnessing and we cover here every night.
"senate chambers" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"The moment seems to have passed without a sense of moment in the senate chamber as it will affect some elements some employees of the federal government starting right now but it is not as an immediate matter affecting these lawmakers who are still in the middle of it and jonathan lemere and i are sitting in new york craning our next to see who's speaking now who's in on all these conversations jonathan yes i could read to you the press secretary just put out a statement about the with the events were seen here in the senate and it reads senate democrats own the schumer shut down tonight they put politics above our national security military families vulnerable children and our country's ability to serve all americans we will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while democrats hold are lawful citizens hostage over the reckless demands this is the behaviour of obstructionist losers not legislators when democrat start paying our armed forces in first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform during this politically manufactured schumer shut down the president and his administration will fight for and protect the american people so certainly that is a very hard line oppositional stance they are as they have been telegraphing four days trying to blame democrats in particular charles schumer for the shutdown this is a statement by the press secretary i will note the obstructionist losers sounds like a quote directly from the president himself we have not heard from him in a couple of hours since his last week rethought the noted that the negotiations were going well i am sure it is a matter of time whether it be later this evening or early tomorrow morning where he will weigh in with probably similarly tough language for democrats again we're making a sweeping assumption about our audience at this hour we're just after midnight and it's you see john cornyn realize the same thing looking in.
"senate chambers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Senate you know the pile of crap i described earlier it's two trillion dollars in cuts and these cuts because they believe you know nobody has prioritize budget nobody's addressing a spending problem they believe are if we're going to cut two trillion dollars we gotta go find it somewhere nato offset it and were if they chose to offset it deductions and who does it hit the most to julian my caller last hour to go more indepth well it helps the rich clearly and it hurts the blank middletouppermiddleclass now when i saw the first house version i got to be honest with you i was so morally appalled inprinciple appalled and it does matter this is coming from republicans they finally get their window they've got the executive branch and the president's office they have this at the of the house and the in the house of representatives in the senate chambers and this is what they come up with this is an epic failure and is doubly embarrassing because i have associated with republicans over my life and they're not damned by me their damned by their own platform there's nothing republican about this tax plan there's nothing reform about this tax plan there's nothing weiss this is the same old redistribution of wealth losers but who were the big winners the rich who are the big losers why don't know what middle and upper middle class is but i'd say them and while the house plan look bike you're just trying to destroy democrats your sticking it to every big blue city in every big blue state but now what we see in the senate version is your sticking it to a lot of red people to in fact you really sticking it to your base now this anecdotal story is similar to my story my wife and i made a choice the minute god blessed us with twin girls that we thought we would never have children and that was honey i appreciate all your 80s from grammarschool junior heidar high school to college to law school gene appreciate all those hours than i live them with you studying for the.
"senate chambers" Discussed on WDRC
"House i'd rather not have that house but does abe take any that into consideration we just look at outlook at the years of sacrifice years of study the degrees the amount of in ships in residencies and hard work esque that led to that we just wanna walk right into that big house take their stuff and bring it home with us and then it becomes this by chance do we break into is he at the end of the day this entire bad immoral unprincipled redistribution of wealth anything but roof tax plan from the house or the senate you know the pile of crap i described it's two two dollars in cuts and these cuts because they believe you know nobody has as eurobased prioritised budget nobody's addressing as problem they believe are if we're going to cut two trillion dollars we go find it somewhere we've got him off said it and were they chose to offset it deduction and who had hit the most to julian my caller last hour to go more indepth well it helps the rich clearly and it hurts thaw blank middle to upper middleclass then when i saw the first house version i got to be honest with you i was so morally appalled inprinciple appalled and it does matter that this is coming from republicans they finally get their window they've got the executive branch and the president's office they have the state of the of the house and the and the house of representatives in the senate chambers and this is what they come up with this is an epic failure nitz double embarrassing because i have associated with republicans over my life and they're not damned by me they're damned by their own platform there's nothing republican about this tax plan nothing good about this tax plan there's nothing weiss this is the same old redistribution of wealth and picking winners and losers but who were the big winners the rich who are the big losers why don't know what middle and upper middle class is but i'd say them and while the house plan lived bike you're just tried to destroy democrats your sticking it to every big blue city in every big blue state but now what we see in the senate version is your sticking it to a lot of red people to in fact you release sticking it to your base now this anecdotal story is similar to my story by john major choice.
"senate chambers" Discussed on AP News
"The latest installment is ipad first hat brings t moments in presidential had distant to life in the basque photo collection highlights include checkers the dog that was that focal point of nixon's 1950 to sacrifice these on the clintons baletic cat socks first had is that for animal lovers and his rebuffed of all ages first had is available hindumoslem paradox the ap radio news i'm ed donahue president trump is on capitol hill her a working lunch with republican senators talking about tax cuts and other issues as he was walking through a capitol hill corder this man got within several yards of president trump the man was standing with reporters outside the senate chamber through some russian flags and the president's direction he was grabbed by security officers identified himself as ryan clayton with americans take action group at once president trump to be impeached before today's meeting president trump talked about his tax overhaul plan he says it would bring about four trillion dollars back to the us money businesses spent overseas money that wants to come back into the united states cannot come back but under our plan that money will flow but back in it'll be very quick and it would be very easy and it's a lot of money nobody even knows the amount also at this meeting on capitol hill is tennessee senator bob corker president trump tweeted today corker is incompetent and he could not get elected dog catcher corker is criticized the president's name calling and attempted bullying young people to be watching not only here in our country but around the world some of this mentality the united states as something i think the facing to our country house speaker paul ryan is telling the media and the public to forget about president trump's latest twitter fight with bob corker and focus instead on cutting taxes president trump has sent a twenty five thousand dollar cheque months after promising the gift during a june condolence call to a north carolina man whose son was killed in afghanistan a child's body was found in dallas and has been identified as sharon matthews and missing threeyearold girl was lee matthews who adopted sharon from india last year was arrested after changing his story this is ap radio.
"senate chambers" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Like in the senate chamber on thursday yes it was it was an extremely dramatic moment i mean mccain had given some hints who'd get an indication that it work he was being aimed at me he did he came in and he was sort of a hero earlier in the week coming back from arizona surprising everyone and voting to to begin debate on the boat i was a huge win for republican but he gave a speech right after that where said he didn't like the bill could have like the process he expected a bail yet he later in the week you voted for some other amendments to keep the project moving forward to no one was really quite sure what you read it mccain but there was some frustration among republican but skinny repeal was all that they could do i mean they admitted throughout the week this was a barebones lease common denominator but the you know the only repeal that they could get through the senate and it was just in effort to keep the process alive and mccain said he was frustrated by that and a indian he didn't have an assurance that go with not going to be the end result it would not going to become law but he kept it comes off right up until the last moment he went on the senate or he was talking about democrat you chuck schumer on the senate floor that he was going to vote against it you could see vice president mike and you could see leadership other republican senators onebyone going over talking to them trying to work in trying to get him to change his mind they they waited for more than an hour on the senate floor trying to flip him uh mike pence talked with them for twenty minutes trying to change his mind he took a call from president trump and in the end each he just wouldn't budge he would not change his mind and he very dramatically got the full attention of the senate chamber uh when it came time to vote and just with a very simple thumbs down now is that the repeal effort for obamacare was ochre it was it was an extremely dramatic moment in the federally this week and what was the reaction action among some of his colleagues in the senate to to.