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Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Union Efforts
"On friday. Amazon warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voted to reject the effort to unionize. So what does this mean for amazon. The fight over labor conditions at the retail giant chang in this sure daily charge here with us to break it down his amazon expert. Laura tullow welcome lart. Thank you for having me. So breakout what happened on friday on friday. The allergy finished tallying votes union election at the best in warehouse and the with the really decisive win for amazon so to speak in that the workers rejected the union. So that was the. That was the full tally. there could still be. There is likely to be an attraction to the election and further litigation with the over the matter but the votes as they were counted. Friday were for rejecting the union by margin of more than two. Wow yeah that's that's a big deal. Considering that this effort was i mean this effort made headlines around the country. Even guard support senator bernie sanders and present. Joe biden is a very high profile fights and he says why it was so roundly defeated. It's really hard to say. you know. There were several factors. Of course there is the fact that this warehouse provides jobs in an area where the minimum wage is a belief seven twenty five an hour and they pay more than fifteen dollars an hour for starting wage. A lotta times in union elections in place. Do worry that their employers will want to leave the area or lay people off or more employees as many people if they're having to deal with the union Do the cost and that sort of thing. People get their jobs and those are really valuable jobs in that region. They're paying thousands of them. If the really big deal in that community to half those jobs
Sanders says 'a lot more work has to be done' on 'human infrastructure'
"Senator Bernie Sanders says now is the time to invest in the human infrastructure of America in a working class family. Can't find good quality, affordable child care. That's human infrastructure on CNN's state of the union, the Vermont Independent, said the U. S must invest in low and middle income families. After dealing with the challenges caused by the pandemic, he says. It's time to show these families that the government here's their needs and is looking after them. He went on to say President Biden's infrastructure proposal is serious, but noted that even if passed, more work will still have to be done.
Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news.
"Are being counted in bessemer alabama. This week from amazon warehouse workers hoping to unionize amazon has fought tooth and nail against the union efforts and also recently against members of congress senators bernie sanders and elizabeth warren criticized. Its treatment of employees amazon's official twitter account went on the attack so did some twitter users claiming they were very happy amazon employees and not all of them were real. Let's dig into all of this and quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at a big tech story. Jason delray covers amazon for recode. He says this union vote is big no matter what the outcome i also think. If it's a close loss that also would be seen as a positive sign just because amazon. Never had a union in the us that even in that case we'd see other efforts at least inside of amazon facilities in the country. A couple thousand people or more than thousand people voting to unionize at one facility. I mean think that says something especially with all the pressure that management has has put on these workers over the last few weeks. And then of course senators bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren were criticizing amazon on twitter. For how it treats its employees and we saw amazon. Take what seems to be a priebke. New tack on social media hit-back pretty aggressively so what we saw was executives from dave clark. Who's the ceo of the worldwide consumer business at amazon to the corporate amazon accounts written by pr. People you know being both snarky. You know what. I think many people would say would be inappropriate tone. I reported that that directive to get more aggressive came directly from jeff bezos. After my story kind of exploded you see executives this week. Such as jay carney. He's been on twitter. The last two days responding to both bernie sanders and elizabeth
Sanders visits Alabama, boosting Amazon workers' union effort
"Starters. They won't longer bathroom breaks. That's just one of the reasons. Some amazon workers in alabama are trying to form a union. This new push coming at an amazon warehouse in birmingham alabama. Where vermont senator bernie sanders showed up. Friday offering his support amazon workers supporting the union citing relentless quotas and poor working conditions amazon fighting the union effort saying it's creative thousands a warehouse jobs in alabama with an average. Pay fifteen dollars thirty cents per hour and benefits including healthcare vision and dental
Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill
"The Senate has approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package after a strictly party line vote. It's been modified from the House version, so it's being sent back there for approval before heading to President Biden's desk as NPR's Susan Davis reports. Democrats change the House passed bill to make government benefits less generous. They reduced the income thresholds to receive $1400 stimulus checks to $75,000 for individuals and 100 and $50,000 for families. Also reduced extended unemployment benefits from $400 a week to $300 a week and ended the program a month earlier. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Americans will soon feel the impact of this legislation. We're going to help restore faith in the United States government among the people of our country. The bill is the largest standalone economic stimulus package in American history. Congress has now approved $6 trillion in the last year to confront the Corona virus pandemic. Susan Davis. NPR NEWS Washington
Senate holds longest vote in history
"End the senate they have been trying to pass the covid relief bill earlier in the day you might have seen headlines about the fact that the senate took a vote on senator bernie. Sanders is proposal to raise the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. Now that failed all republicans voted against it and incredibly democrats voted against it as well news in its own right but after that they started arguing in the senate amongst themselves. They all started arguing with joe mansion about unemployment benefits and the covert relief. Bill and they argued over that for nine hours ultimately landed somewhere which is very very close to where they started but they had nine hours of fighting about it turns out in that time they never technically gal shut the vote on bernie sanders is minimum wage thing which means accidentally we just had the official longest vote in senate history by mistake for nine hours for no reason. Congratulations as for the pint. Final passage of this bill. We'd been expecting it sometime this weekend with this pointless nine hour delay. It's unclear when we're going to see this thing getting past but watch this space.
Senate rejects Sanders $15 minimum wage hike
"In Needham. Back to Washington for 46, where the effort to raise the minimum wage has had another roadblock. I came back up in the Senate today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hoping to get the provisions for that $15 minimum wage back into the cove it relief bill. In his words, Senator Sanders said It was absurd that the Senate parliamentarian told them it can't be done the richest country in the history of the world. We can no longer tolerate millions of our workers being unable to feed their families because they're working for starvation wages. However, the effort did not make it through just 42. Democrats siding with him. The effort inevitably falling short of the 60 votes that was needed to add that to the legislation now, several New England lawmakers actually voted no on this, including both Democratic senators from New Hampshire. That's strange. Shaheen and Maggie Hanson and Main
The Senate Considers Covid-19 Relief This Week
"Senate considers covert relief this week. That's right accounts is the first big legislation of joe biden's presidency. It passed the house this weekend although with no republican support. We have no time to waste if we act now decisively quickly emboli we can finally get ahead of this virus. Democrats want it signed before the latest round unemployment benefits expires in two weeks so now moves to the senate under procedure that would allow it to pass their if necessary with zero republican votes but that procedure does not allow passage of the entire bill which is a higher minimum. Wage is out of it. Npr white house correspondent. Isha roscoe joins us this morning. Hey good morning good morning. What happened to the minimum wage increase. So the bill has been labeled as a budget bill And the reason why democrats went with that is so that they don't need sixty votes to get it passed And so they don't have to worry about a filibuster But the senate parliamentarian says. The minimum wage doesn't count as part of a budget bill. A biden did say. He was disappointed at the parliamentarians ruling. But the white house signalled that it didn't want to go against that ruling of vermont. Vermont senator bernie. Sanders had proposed imposing tax penalties on big companies. That don't raise their minimum wage but our colleague. Susan davis is reporting that senate democrats are abandoning that effort after facing some resistance a stripping out that fifteen dollars minimum wage may actually make the rescue package easier to pass. Given how slim the majority is because some more conservative. Democrats have voiced opposition to that level of hike in the minimum wage of course up progressive democrats have said that raising the minimum wage should be a top priority and that arcane senate rules should not stand in the way okay in any case they are going to stand in the way but the rest of the measure is there one point nine trillion dollars in aid to americans help with covert. How important is this to the president. It's totally an important. Be has really centered. His whole first one hundred days around it. The white house has been pushing hard to get something done What they're stressing that even though it doesn't have republican support in congress polling has found it to be very popular including among republicans. You know biden celebrated the house passage on sunday and urged the senate to act quickly saying if we act quickly and boldly we can finally get ahead of this virus. There is a deadline extended. Federal unemployment benefits expire mid march and senate democrats have pledged to get this done before that so they have two weeks
Trump lawyers rest case
"After House prosecutors and former President Trump's lawyers finish their cases in his impeachment trial. Members of the Senate ask questions Lead House manager Maryland Democrat Jamie Raskin, telling them Trump was the instigator of the events that led to the January 6th riot at the capital for us to believe otherwise. Is to think that somehow Rabbit came out of a hat. And this mob just showed up here on their own. All by themselves. This is dangerous. Senators. The future of our democracy. Truly Rests in your hands. Trump Attorney Michael Vander Wien dismisses a question posed by Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders as to whether Trump was determined to reverse the election. It's your relevant to the question before this body. What's relevant in this impeachment article is Were Mr Trump's words. Insightful to the point of violence and
Democrats to Unveil Up to $3,600 Child Tax Credit as Part of Stimulus Bill
"House committees are now hammering out the details of the nearly $2 Trillion Coburn relief package. Put forward by President Biden. Children are at the center of one of these pieces of the package. And with more on that I'm joined by ABC s Elizabeth Scholesy in Washington. Elizabeth Great to have you with us. As usual. This is expected to be direct cash payments to American families with kids. Hey, yeah, That's right. So great to be with you. This is a new proposals that we put forward today by Democrats in the House Ways and Means Committee, essentially calling for an expansion of the child tax credit, So the breaks out is essentially Asking for $3600 per child under the age of six and $3000 per child between the ages of six and 17 and the Democrats say this is holding true to Biden's promise to expand this chap this child tax credit. And to help alleviate poverty. No, there is research showing that this would help cut child poverty and half That's according to a Columbia University study, and this is part of a broader effort as we know of that nearly $2 trillion covert relief package, but certainly a Democratic priority here that have gotten some Republicans support. We saw similar opportunities will put forward by Senator Mitt Romney last week. So this is an interesting way to get more cash to families, especially lower income families and CBS interview yesterday, the president indicated he He doesn't really want to come off that 1.9 trillion mark, but is willing to negotiate with regard to income eligibility. That's exactly right. Joe Biden is holding true to the demand for $1400 stimulus checks. He says he will not go up go below that dollar amount, but he is willing to negotiate on who gets those checks. Currently, the proposal says, If you get more if you earn more than $75,000, you would start phasing out and you would not qualify their own individual That would be $150,000 per couple. So I didn't sound out open to maybe having that income threshold deal little bit lower. Notably those. Some Democrats are pushing back on that idea. We did hear from Senator Bernie Sanders and said anyone who got a stimulus check under President Trump. Should also get a check under President
Biden Wants Congress To Pass COVID Relief Before Mid-March
"Wasn't it? Biden is pushing for Congress to pass his coronavirus relief package and hopes lawmakers can have it on his desk before mid March. Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, telling CNN state of the union that the bill will help the ailing economy. We have got to pass that legislation as soon as we possibly can, because at the end of the day we're in the midst of massive income and wealth inequality. The bill will provide relief to small businesses and the hospitality industry, which have both been hit hard by the pandemic.
Biden Wants a $15 Minimum Wage
"President Biden has theirs is facing some reluctance among moderate and conservative Democrats to go along with a package that is very, very expensive. There's another side of this, which is that there's you know, there's a progressive element of the party that wants a lot and once it now and Senator Bernie Sanders is now chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. What impact will that have? I think it's it's having. It's already having an impact. But Bernie is and I talked to him about this for a story earlier this year, he is feeling very much like he wants to be aggressive with this budget reconciliation process, So he and the chairman of the House Budget Committee have have written a A budget reconciliation document that would allow for in the first cut additional $1.9 trillion in deficit spending, just like the president's calling for that's that's an aggressive use of reconciliation to drive up the budget. Deficit, But he also wants to push the boundaries of what might even fit under reconciliation. So he's he very much wants to try to get a minimum wage increase to $15 an hour federally into this recovery package like the president has proposed. That's not something that a lot of people who are well versed in You know, Senate procedure thought possible before this year, But Senator Sanders is really going to push that he's going to make a inarguable unt that if you increase the minimum wage people pay more taxes because they're earning more money and therefore you should consider that something that has to do with the budget and that can survive reconciliations. So his aggressiveness I think will be Actually, you know, Ironically, in important part of how ambitious the Biden agenda can be after losing Tonto, the less ambitious by an agenda in the Democratic primaries in the last presidential election. And just so we understand the term when we say a $15 federal minimum wage. That means that's that is the minimum wage across the land. Every cross lead worker is going to get $15 an hour at least. Yes, the idea right now it's $7.25. It hasn't been raised in a long time. And the proposal is that over the course of just a few years, it would rise to $15 an hour. And that would mean essentially, no one in the country could earn less than $15 an hour for you know whether you live in West Virginia or New York or wherever Do we know if the Republicans that President Biden is negotiating with are prepared to accept a $15 minimum weight? They are not. I think that there is almost no chance that you get Ah, single Republican on that size of a minimum wage increase. They very much cite concerns that it will reduce employment or hurt small business owners. Um, where's Democrats pushed the idea that will help workers and will help the economy overall by giving people more money to spend who are more likely to spend it. Um, but no, I think that If there were to be a compromise package with Republicans, this would be something that's dropped from it. And to be clear, we don't know for sure that 50 Democrats support A minimum wage of $15 an hour in the Senate. There's there's legislation that would do that. That's been introduced in the past, and it does not have 50 Democrats on it. So I think It's a real question if that could pass in the form that they're proposing it. Just to be clear. The $1.9 trillion plan here is Are there any revenue measures associated with it? Is this all going to be funded by borrowing? So at the moment, that's that's what it looks like. It's all gonna be funded by borrowing. Now a group of Democrats in the House and Senate actually would like to offset some of the borrowing by Rolling back some tax cuts temporary tax but cuts that passed in the stimulus legislation last year for corporations so that may be part of the ongoing unfolding debate this week. But in general, the way the Biden team has been looking at, it's too big early legislative packages on the economy. The they've been looking at it as we borrow money in order to save the economy now from its current dire situation, But they will at least partially and perhaps fully pay for the next big package. The infrastructure jobs, clean energy package by raising taxes on businesses in the rich. We need to
GOP divided over growing anti-democratic drift in party
"Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing censure. Democratic House members are said to introduce the proposal this week. Green has made remarks supporting the assassination of current and former Democratic elected officials, Senator Bernie Sanders on ABC this week says the Republican Party is at a crossroads. Ultimately, they will continue being a Conservative party that believes in democracy or an authoritarian party based on big lies, conspiracy theories and, in fact, a movement toward violence, and I hope the Republicans Make the right decision. The formal request contains a demand for Green's resignation from Congress and
Bernie Sanders' mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity
"You may be laughing at those photoshopped images of senator Bernie Sanders in his winter coat and mittens but they're raising a lot of money for charity the Vermont senator bundled up on inauguration day getting photoshopped into the cast of friends with Forrest Gump on a bench on the moon and on the bridge of the starship enterprise but the social media phenomenons raised nearly two million dollars for Vermont charities Bernie Sanders has been selling shirts and stickers of himself in that brown parka and wool mittens he says the chair man Sanders merchandise keeps selling out online even Getty images will be donating its proceeds to add the Sanders photo two meals on wheels and Burton snowboards is donating fifty jackets to Vermont families Jackie Quinn Washington
Bernie Sanders website offering meme sweatshirts to benefit Vermont Meals on Wheels
"If you're on social media, you've likely suffered upon the latest viral name of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders of Joe Biden's inauguration. Now the senator is turning that mean into meals after a photo of Sanders at the inauguration served as inspiration for countless social media means his campaign stores selling sweatshirts featuring the image all proceeds from the sweatshirt sales are going to meals on wheels programs in his home state of Vermont. Sweatshirt with Sanders and his mittens on the front is currently sold out. I'm at Madison
Vermont teacher who made Sanders’ mittens says she’s all out
"Who designed the iconic mittens that Senator Bernie Sanders were during the presidential inauguration, says she sold out Jen Ellis made the smitten sh that Sanders war in the viral photo and took to Twitter to break the news. She says she's delighted the Vermont senator, don them at the event, but unfortunately, she has no more mittens for sale. The hand knitted item is a mix between mittens and a sweater
180 House members sign onto article of impeachment
"Trump facing pressure to either resign or be removed from office. At least 180 representatives signing on all Democrats Senator Bernie Sanders writing some people ask, why would you impeach and convict the president? Who only has a few days left in office. The answer president, it must be made clear that no president now or in the future can lead an insurrection against the U. S government. Though Democrats say some Republicans have committed to impeach on Lee, A handful of GOP lawmakers have publicly supported the idea of removing Trump from office. ABC. Rachel Scott president elected Joe Biden's dog
President-elect Joe Biden announces Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as nominee for labor secretary
"Biden today his final nominees rounding out his cabinet, including for the secretaries of labor and commerce for Labor secretary. It's Marty Walsh, who is currently the mayor of Boston. Today. We're at a crossroads in America. It's a time of great hardship. Working people holding the country together. Right now, I've seen it up close as mayor of the city that I love Boston Healthcare workers, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, postal workers, sanitation workers, custodians coming through for us under impossible conditions. But this is this isn't just because the cove it Crisis or the economic crisis that threatens their well being working. People have been struggling for a long time, under the erosion of their rights and the deep inequalities of race, gender and class. For the last four years, they've been under assault. Attacks on their rights, their livelihood and the unions that built the middle class. We have facing hard times, but nobody's tougher than the American worker, and now now we have the opportunity to put power back in the hands of working people all across this country, and that is a good thing for our economy and for our country. We can defend workers rights. We can strengthen collective bargaining, We can grow union members. Ship. We can create millions of good paying jobs with investments in infrastructure, clean energy and in high tech manufacturing, along with the workforce training to help get those people into those good jobs. Labor secretary nominee Marty Walsh president like Joe Biden said he considered nominating Senator Bernie Sanders, a former rival for the presidency. For labor secretary but that both of them agreed that with US Senate now and Democratic controlled by such a slim margin, it would be risky to have Senator Sanders leave and give the governor of Sanders home state Vermont, whose Republican the opportunity to appoint a replacement
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on The Young Turks
"That a fair question? I throw out labels we got two and a half weeks ago in an election clearly, this isn't authoritarian type person. Who? Does not believe in the rule of law. I, mean now we take it for granted. That you to President of the United States we go held a political rally in the white. House. That's against the law. This is a guy who does not believe in the separation of powers does not believe in the constitution lies every single day and what I have said over and over again I don't care what your political views are year conservative. You're moderate your progressive. That's great. But you gotta get rid of this guy as president of the United States because he is undermining. American. Democracy. And is insulting the men and women over the years who have put their lives on the line to defend our constitution and our democracy. That's what we have to focus on in the next two and a half weeks the feeding Donald Trump if biden does win, he's going to push republic option. Obviously you're in favor of Medicare for all where does that? Leave you? Do you? Do you support him in in pushing forward the public option? Is. There a progressive pushback and fight for Medicare for all in a by administration Well I will tell you where it leaves me everything being equal. If the Democrats gain control over the Senate WanNa, remind all of the views. Of course, the presidential election is enormously important. Do not forget about the Senate Democrats stand a reasonable chance of gaining control of the Senate. If they do Jank, I will be the shamen of the Subcommittee on health. And let me tell them my good friends in the healthcare industry and the pharmaceutical industry. If I, get that position and I believe I will You'll world is going to change. So of course, we're going to continue the push for Medicare for all. Now, the building I presented was a four year transition. I didn't go to Medicare for all in one day because I don't think you can do that. In the first year Biden. Biden now wants to see eligibility age for Medicare. Go from sixty five to sixty. There hasn't been enough discussion on. That's important for the first year of my bill four year transit should go down to fifty five. So in the first few, what I would like to see is US lower that age fifty five and cover all of the kids in America on year one that is something I certainly will be pushing on I will also be pushing to make absolutely clear that we end the outrageous. Collusion and price fixing of the pharmaceutical industry and that the people of our country do not pay high prices for prescription drugs than the people of any other country on earth also on that committee, which will be number to. The Health Education Labor Committee Pension Committee. We will pass. Fifteen dollars an hour minimum wage and what I'm working on Jank and right now here's what I call one hundred day proposal I want Democrats. To come out of that. Gate. Very very rapidly, it is not business as usual. We. We. Don't have six months to study in issue. We know what we have to do for the American people in education in climate change in the economy and healthcare. Let's do it. Let us try. To restore the confidence of the American people in the political process. Let them know that there are some of us who are fighting for the working class of this country, and we are going to deliver final question for you related to Joe. Biden there is a little bit of a divide among progressive voters as to whether they begin pressuring Joe Biden to move further to the left now or if they should wait. Until the election happens and he gets elected already there are some articles being written about potential cabinet picks including four, his treasury secretary, the name Lael Bernard came up, and she's actually governor with the Federal Reserve and her history Is it so great for progressives who are concerned about the fossil fuel companies? She was very much in favor of the Federal Reserve buying the corporate debt. Of these fossil fuel companies including companies involved in the keystone next xl pipeline, and so I wanted to get your thoughts on that because already I've been UC names like that. You start to get a little worked up and you want to start applying pressure. Do you believe that's the right way to go or would you argue that progressive should hold their fire until after he gets elected? This is what I think. I think we've got to do everything all of two and a half weeks that's not a long time. Let us do everything that we can to make sure that everybody we know comes out to vote. jank mentioned that the polls look good they do they look good for Hillary Clinton as well. So. Anyone who thinks that Biden is a shoe is dead wrong is gonNA. Be a tough race and we got to do everything. We can to the next two and a half weeks twin. Day After. Biden wins. Let us rally the American people. Working Class people, people of color young people old people who believe in justice around a progressive agenda. And Remember Biden campaigns on his proposals. That's fine. But it is the United States. Congress makes the laws of this country. And what we have got to do it after the election after the election is to make sure that we put as much pressure as we can. On the elected officials in the house and the Senate to go forward with an agenda that has the guts to stand up to the ruling. That deals with income and wealth inequality. And that finally. Has a government that works for all of us and not just the few. So dance your question I would hold my fire for the next two and a half weeks. And after that, let's rally the American people around the Progressive Agenda Senator Bernie. Sanders. Thank you so much for joining us on the young Turks who really appreciate it. Well thank you for having your keep up the great work. Thank you..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Probably we could have done a better job. The difficulty that I think. Any senator or Congressperson has right now is every day. There's so much that is going on. You know whether it is covert whether it's some other crazy thing that trump says it's hard to get the word out but I do want apropos your question just make a simple point and that is five months ago. That's a longtime five months ago. The House of Representatives passed the Heroes Atkins over three trillion dollars I have some disagreements with that bill, but there is no question but that it is a very strong piece of legislation. And all that Mitch McConnell would have had to do five months ago would say, thank you Nancy. We're going to discuss it. We're going to debate it here. Let's pass something he chose to do nothing and I think what is not clear to the American people is that we have in the Senate the most do nothing Senate in the modern history of this country, they do nothing but pass. Nominations for right wing judges. We do virtually nothing nothing on the economy nothing uncovered nothing on climate change nothing on the needs of working families. So Senator Sanders. Clearly, Joe Biden's going in the right direction on some of these issues especially regarding Cova He says, he's GonNa. Put together a pandemic testing board something that should have been done a long time ago. and. He says I'm kind of in a position that FDR was. That's a direct quote from him I'm I'm sure that's music to years if you think about it, what in fact FDR did was not ideological it was completely practical. He said he wants to put it in a national supply chain commander. So is there anything is. Plans that you say that you would encourage them to do more about or or looking at these plans from what he would do as soon as he got in, are you satisfied that that's completely the right direction? Well I think. I you know I have talked to Joe on a number of occasions and he refers to FDR and I think he perceives that he is coming into office in a moment not radically dissimilar to win Roosevelt came into office in. Nineteen thirty three. and that is in Roosevelt came in the midst of terrible depression. Biden will come into office in the midst of a pandemic and the worst economic downturn since the great. Depression not to mention climate change and systemic racism and all of the other major issues that we are dealing with. But I I hope and believe that whether it's covid. Those other issues that Biden understands that the American people now. Desperately need a government which works for them and not just the people on top because the crises that we face are so profound. So profound. We've got a raise the minimum wage to a living wage we need equal pay for work. We need to create millions of good paying jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure and combating climate change and putting people to work retrofitting homes and moving to win into sole transportation agriculture et Cetera et CETERA. So the task. In front of. Should he win? The presidency is enormous I believe that he does understand that in this moment, here's an unprecedented moment in American history he's going to have to be bold understandably people are concerned that trump would not engage in a peaceful transition of power. Should he lose the general election? What do you believe Democrats should do if he refuses a peaceful transition of power? Where Ella gave a speech on that about a month ago and we all working on this very, very hot and you know we are sitting here on the twenty twenty talking about something but nobody was ever had to talk about in American history. What we're talking about the president of the United States who went to ask if he leaves office peaceably if he loses. He doesn't say yes. He doesn't say yes. So what we have got to do is prepared for all contingencies. And I just WanNa make a few points on that issue if I can share that I want everybody to understand that when trump talks about the only way that I can lose this election is if it's rigged. He is absolutely lying because even. The strongest Republican experts the most. The people who know the most about this people like Benjamin Ginsburg longtime Republican lawyer who works on this issue as acknowledged quite correctly that there is virtually no voter fraud in the United States of America. So when you hear trump talking about massive voter fraud, he is lying second level sadly in a number of states what Republicans have done. Is made it very difficult for the vote to be counted on election night Pennsylvania is maybe the major example. The truth is what a number of studies have told us is Democrats are much more likely to vote by mail in ballots than will republicans were more likely to walk in and vote on election day. So what does that mean? It means that if you are in Pennsylvania and you're sitting on a pile of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of envelopes of. Mail in ballots that have not yet been open and most of those may be democratic ballots want on election night at nine o'clock. In the evening, it may well be the trump is ahead in Pennsylvania, but that may not be the case the next day. So what we believe and will fight for every vote must be counted every boat must be counted. And we are going to work as hard as we can to make sure that happens we are talking to govern all over this country to prevent voter intimidation. You know they've been some stories about people coming out with Aaagh all of fifteen you know semi automatic rifles trying to intimidate people going into vote governors cannot allow that to happen. Voter intimidation is a crime we cannot allow that to happen. So, there's a lot that has to be done. The right wing uses hyperbole all the time. So Donald Trump says the Joe Biden is a socialist and even called Kamla Harris Communist it's preposterous and. But on the other hand Donald Trump has in fact, five different times not answered whether he would do a peaceful transfer of power. He today called Gretchen Whitmer, who are the militia threatened to kidnap and murder the governor of Michigan. He called her a dictator, which is not a subtle code word for a tyrant and that that is a dog whistle to the militia. Hey, she's still a problem. He's an incredibly dangerous person who has. Called for violence from his supporters on a number of occasions and we're worried might not believe in democracy might try to hold onto power even if he loses. So is it fair to call him a fascist and to ask other Republicans including Republicans I mean I we had Diane Feinstein Lindsey Graham. Today I'd WanNa to do the opposite and asked Lindsey Graham. You're running against Jimmy Harrison and Democrat that's perfectly normal rational human being but do do you believe in the fascist? Inclinations of Donald Trump, is.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Support comes from, MSNBC as an election year like no other heats up turn to MSNBC for the context and clarity you need for big debate nights election night in daily developments team. AT MSNBC, we'll hope connect the dots Rachel maddow's Nicole Wallace Joy, Reid, and Brian Williams host coverage at the pivotal moments Steve Kornacki breaks down the latest data at the big board and the road warriors are embedded with the candidates as they make their final appeal to voters the sprint election days here watch on MSNBC Senator Bernie Sanders welcome back the young Turks. Great to be with you and it's wonderful to see you together. It's good to see all of us back together again. So. Senator Sanders living started because obviously, we've got weighty issues here less than three weeks before the election and with corona virus raging. So in fact, most pressing issue is the bill that is now being considered. The stimulus bill some disagreements obviously in Washington about not only what should be in the bill but Nancy Pelosi stance to negotiate for. Better deal and not yet signed the deal that some folks in Washington are pushing. What's your take on that? You think she should hold the line and have you advised from the Senate side on what you think is the right way to go. Well you know Nancy and I have already made major major concessions. They have gotten virtually nothing of from the Republicans. at a time when millions of people have lost their jobs. People are worried about being addicted people having trouble feeding their kids. We need to make sure that every unemployed worker continues to receive that six hundred dollar check as a supplement to his her unemployment people need that twelve hundred dolla- check per month people need healthcare. We need to adequately fund cities and states or in the process of laying off hundreds of thousands of workers. So the devil is in the details but we. Need a very robust package to protect working people today who are really struggling. So Senator Sanders, you're absolutely right about the devil being the details. So given what you just stated trump not there yet McConnell's not anywhere near there yet in terms of the numbers that you just gave. So does that mean to you think Pelosi should hold the line even if it means going past the election to try to get a better deal Well, Chuck. One of the problems that Pelosi has is you're dealing with an erotic and irrational president who says something different every single day. He wanted to go small. Wanted to go big wanted to go not at all. Here is the point that has not discussed very much The Republican Caucus has approximately twenty members in the Senate who really don't want to do anything. So McConnell's problem is is that if he went big, which I think is not inclined to do, it would become a democratic bill because almost half of his 'cause really wanted to do nothing but the bottom line is got to be as strong as we can and standing up for working families to a today the working class in America probably in worse shape than any time since the Great Depression. And in the midst of all of that, obviously in the next three weeks, we have to do everything. We can to defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country, and then after Biden is elected, we have to regroup and continue our fight for progressive agenda that works for Working Families Senator Sanders One more thing about the bill for me A. You know McConnell has a position that he has I understand Pelosi holding out because the Democrats have a tremendous amount of leverage at this point and they can really demand what they want in the bill. Donald. Trump has a tremendous incentive to pass the bill right before the election. But Republican senators are in a world of trouble according to the polling. So why in the world? Is it McConnell agreeing to stimulus? Because, he would look like a fool if twenty of his own members voted against them and then it becomes a democratic bill facts. The simple truth he has a number of right wing folks who believe they have already done too much for the working families of this country they're busy thinking about how they give more tax breaks to the rich, how they can end the Affordable Care Act throw twenty million people off of healthcare how they can ignore climate change. They refuse to raise the minimum wage they are not thinking about how they can help working families I have. One question on trump's version of the stimulus plan and one thing that has been frustrating someone in the media was just trying to get some straight answers on what the spending is actually going towards the media keeps talking about. Well Pelosi wants two point, two, trillion and trump is offering one point eight trillion close enough. But they're cute concerned that trump could use that appropriated money. Let's say in you know incredible situation McConnell actually does successfully pass trump's version. There's some concern that that money could be used as trump's personal slush fund. Do you have any details on that? Well. I think your point is well taken. You know people say two point two, one point. What's the difference? The difference is in fact in the details and I think one of the things that trump wants and I have zero doubt would use is a slush front to suddenly go out to all of the battleground states. Is using a lot of money in agriculture to be spending money on farmers around the country whose votes he desperately needs. So you're right as I understand it. Although it's always very unclear when you're dealing with trump because I'm not sure that he knows what he is talking about so hard to know what the White House is referring to do. You feel that the Democratic Party has done a good job in messaging how Republicans in Congress have basically fought tooth and nail against providing any real economic relief to ordinary Americans..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"Some of us are fighting for in the next bill. Ford Bill. I I deeply appreciate that. I know the one. That's really near to my heart. Is I started my my life in government at the city level And I'm watching a lot of the folks that I used to work with as a colleague either get furloughed or potentially laid off because the city is not going to make ends meet and of course City and state governments can't run deficits. Did you see a future where we're bailing out some of these state and local governments particularly considering that you know so much of the response has been left to them right? I mean at a time when police officers and EMT people an ambulance drivers come down with a quote virus. Twin cities are under great struck I think the Detroit police take practical and virus right. That's right is what are you know? I mean We are thought to protect The city and the states in this country so we put some money and I think everybody recognizes that as soon as we possibly can get a new one built cities and towns We'll get the support that they desperately need. I appreciate that and Just last week before we go. I know a lot of our listeners are just looking to you for continued leadership. What's your advice to to those of us who who in our continuing on in this work together with you and so many others. What's your advice to us. Particularly considering just weren't some pretty dark times and this is what I would say. This is very profound. I think everybody on the Sanford. Dr King Junior talked about the ARC history and and and the movement of a civilized society toward justice but struggle. If not easy you'll change take place overnight and it that we all understand that I think sometimes very young people don't people have put their lives on the line and they are sometimes died in their struggle for workers rights in the struggle for women's rights and their civil rights In the struggle for gay rights for all of the major Achievement that we have in this country over the last hundred years. People thought indic- gear the year at the these things don't come easily for sure. Taking on very powerful incredibly powerful special interest in the healthcare industry the drug companies. They have unlimited sums of money to buy and sell politicians would add on television. Who protect their interest. You know whether it's the Fast Food Industry Walmart where people get with twelve. They're paying their workers. Ten Eleven twelve bucks an hour student and easy struggles. I think we all right now at a moment where it is clear to me that. Donald Trump is the most dangerous president in the modern history of countries for just different reasons. But we don't have the time to get into. She thought to be the and at the same time. We thought to push Joe Biden in I think Progressive Direction as we can work on very very hot but after exit after the election the struggle continues for health care for all for an economy that treats workers with respect and dignity but they require that they must have as human beings that we deal with climate change and we deal mccreesh meatball criminal justice reform. All the issues on the minds of the American people You know my suggestion is my. My belief is somebody who has seven grandchildren. This fair is not an option. We can't turn our backs LAMETA. How depressed become how upset. We may become the struggle is going on one hundred years and all of us who are alive right now in these very very dark moments. We've gotTA stand up. We gotTA fight back and make sure that we keep our eyes on the prize which is creating a nation which leads the world in society based on justice and Fan of not greed and deception. Well Senator Bernie Sanders. I deeply deeply appreciate your leadership in that respect. It's been an honor lifetime Working with you and I know we're going to continue to work together. And I hope that we will continue to watch your leadership on the national stage and hope that We can fight right alongside you so thank you for joining us today. Thank you for that clarity. Around the role of Medicare for all the what we need to do to respond to the economic insecurity that this has framed upon a Lotta people and you know now. It's hope in what has been a really challenging time. Senator really really appreciate your time. Well thank you very much toxin as usual. I want to tell you what I'm watching right now. Driven by ASTROTURF coordinated efforts by right wing groups. We've watched quote unquote protests pop up around the country. About how long to continue social distancing these protests have no doubt helped encourage a number of plans to reopen businesses in southern states like Georgia and South Carolina to be sure I think these plans are premature and will absolutely put people at risk and if you live in one of those states and you can do it. Stay home anyway. But then there's this which takes irresponsibility to a whole new low for mayor Maryland Goodman of Las Vegas a city undoubtedly hit extremely hard by the pandemic. You're you're talking about encouraging hundreds of thousands of people to come to Las Vegas. I get the financial losses. People are suffering. Which is awful. But you're encouraging I mean. Hundreds of thousands of people coming there in casinos smoking drinking touching slot machines breeding circulated air and then returning home to states around American countries around the world. Doesn't that sound like a virus? Petri dish I mean how is that. No it. Sounds like you're being an alarmist. I'm not I've lived a long life. I grew up in the heart of Manhattan. I know what it's like to be with. Subways buses and elevators. I think you are by saying what you have just said so. You don't believe there should be any social distancing. You don't believe that this is a believe there should be of course casino. That's up to them to figure out. Sorry but that's just crazy. I understand how devastating these stay at home owners can be for a city like Las Vegas whose economy relies so heavily on services and entertainment but there is no way around covert nineteen. We just have to get through this next week. We've got another special guest coming on and I wanNA hear from you. We'll have Andrew Yang on to talk about the twelve hundred dollar checks and universal basic income. More generally we want to know how you're spending your check email me a voice memo at America dissected at crooked dot com and you might just hear your own voice within ring..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"And I think what we have got to do and we have been weak in this area but we need to put together a health camp movement in this country which tells all candidates Democrats and Republicans? You know what was sick and tired of the cruelty and this function and the waste in this system healthcare as a human right for all people and we have to underline the fact we are the only nation on major nation. That doesn't guarantee helped you at all. I I am fifty miles away from the Canadian. Border me too. I'm in Michigan Southeast Michigan. So both of US ironically or a few miles away from the Canadian border and somehow spending about up as much per capita managed to provide healthcare to all of their people And have prescription drugs that are substantially more affordable access. The question that we have got to keep pounding away and I think we bring people together. We're GonNa win this and let's be very clear about it. The only source of opposition if the healthcare industry drug companies insurance companies etcetera were made over one hundred billion in profits last year they wanted McCain this dysfunctional system to continue their puppets. We've gotta take them on and if we will all is well we will win this like. Yeah I believe that too One of the things that flabbergasted me is that opponents of Medicare for all seem to want to point to other countries namely Italy to make the argument that somehow Medicare for all wouldn't have handled this pandemic better. What's your response to that Margaret Stanford is fat is nonsense They have countries like Taiwan which is a single payer system have done very very well. and books And countries around the world going to have been better positioned respond to this crisis. This is a horrible horrible sickness. You know this better than are and there's no country on earth is all that they should have done but commonsense to just that in America. We don't even have a system we have a decent team Collection of health care Components are not well organized at all prepared to deal with the Democrat or virtually anything else. So I I reject that argument points. I think the countries that have actually done a fairly good job. Yeah the other part of this this point that I always like to like to bring up is just that you know in no other circumstance in the world. Have we ever compared ourselves to Italy because like if people WANNA compare healthcare system to Italy? I'd say fine fine. I'm fine with that as long as you're willing to then draw down our military so that it's the size of Italy's if you want to do that and then I'm okay with it but you know unless we're willing to compare apples to apples than it doesn't really make sense to me. And at the same time these folks will also appoint the Porno countries. They look we. We do everything better than everyone else in like. Good if you WANNA bring that bravado forward then we should be doing a national healthcare program better than everyone else you are aware you go to Europe for example the most conservative people the most Conservative Party right. Now the guy who's head of you know wars Thompson instead of the is the prime minister in the UK conservative. None of these people will tell you that they want to go to the American model. Boris Johnson talking. Because the truth or not. I don't know talks about strengthening our show hold surface. They're the most conservative parties all over Europe in those parties. Nobody believes that healthcare is lock. Your main right. We are the exception to that rule. Internationally yeah and I bet Boris Johnson particularly right now is pretty thankful for the NHS right. He got some great care out there on on the other side of it. This corona virus pandemic has very much transcended healthcare. It has demonstrated what I think is a fundamental vulnerability that we have had on the economic front for a very long time and We're seeing people being forced between Keeping their livelihoods working eleven dollar. An hour jobs that are we also deemed essential. When for a long time we've we've deemed these people expendable or or staying home saving lives. A lot of your work has been about economic security In in a in a lot of ways you come to Medicare for all from the position of of economic security. Can you speak to what we should have done? If we wanted to be able to support something like this and people could come out of this knowing that they were going to be whole. Well your point is well taken that suddenly we are very very grateful to the. Emt workers for the ambulance drivers the cops or the firemen charges grocery store clerks or literally putting their lives on the line just felt dealt with up. People know post office. We close those opposed wonders as a result of this crisis. That's number one and number two. Interestingly enough you know we're seeing much higher dose rates from the illness in the African American community among poor people say not a gotten the healthcare. They need a store and throughout their lives And they all have the preexisting conditions whether it is diabetes whether it is high blood pressure whether it is obesity whether it stress in general And a number of the illnesses which have low in their ability to the immune or fight back against this disease and we're seeing terrible numbers In the African American community much higher than the white community because some all of the illness that people are are living with and are now falling prey to the virus. That makes you understand what's going on Tho I think what we looked at the current moment we are asking ourselves. How does that happen that so people living economic? That's version you know the grocery small quirks out there. They don't see themselves as early appeals. They see themselves with somebody. Go out and earn the eight or ten dollars an hour that they make 'cause they're going to feed their families and so I think when we look at this crisis it really points out not only to the this functionality by hope Kansas from the gross inequality Santos of your Khanna today for half but people paycheck to paycheck where millions of people living in dire poverty. And you talk about. Who's getting sick with your crowded into a an apartment house where a whole lot of people living together and one person gets the virus. Get other going to get it as well. We have a deplorable housing situation. All under and on it goes I think what the crisis has gone to do in my judgment is kind of magnify. Put a searchlight if like the spotlight on just all of the inequities in the current economy and system that we look on my My friend quarry is a gentleman who we interviewed last episode and He was reflecting on his experience. He and his dad both had covert nineteen and he's African American and works in in social services and he used a word that I think is just is fundamental here that that I think your really touching on as well as the idea of trust and he basically said look. Do you want understand disparities. Ask yourself why. If you're black in this country you would trust the authority to both provide for you and or to give you the information that you need to thrive and so much of what you're talking about is the fact that like you know so many of Of Our black and Brown sisters and brothers in this country just have not been able to trust the system to provide them. The basic means a dignified life. And and here. We are right when the wind blows the House of cards falls and folks are themselves. Just fundamentally vulnerable because of choices that we've made absolutely I mean this. Just say things about this number one again. This unprecedented disaster from healthcare and economic point to where we are today exposes can profoundly painful way the inequities in our society at the same time. I would hope that in the midst of all of this pain and all of this death and illness that maybe the American begin to think that we need a very different way forward. We need very different economic and health care structures in our society that provide a decent standard of living all of our people. Not just the basle income and wealth inequality that we see today. Yeah I You know on on that front We just saw the Senate just passed a another trench of package. Focused on relief and You know it was really focused on refilling the paycheck protection program and added you know some some funding for hospitals and a little bit for testing. You know you've been a champion of course for a far more broad-shouldered approach to this. Can you speak to what's what's missing? What the prospects are to being able to get there. We are going to start a little league. Cuddle up the phone a few minutes ago. Real working extremely hard. I want the American people to know that some of us are more than aware of this horrific crisis. They seem people of our country especially working people and low income people and we are working as hard as we can could try to address this crisis from a healthcare point of view and from an economic point to the other from an economic point of view what we are working on on I think we should emulate. What a number of European countries are doing as well as what we did in the last major bill the criminal three bill which provided a continuation. Paychecks two million workers in the airline industry awards if you work in the airline which has devastated by this crisis. Your work your flight attendant your pilot or your gate attendant. Whatever you may be you on going to continue to get any check and benefits. They receive before questions to my mind. European countries are often doing the same thing to my mind. That is bliss. Eagles easily administered concept to get money into the hands of working people. Thing is you went out with Medicare bowl during this crisis at the very niece. Very least what I want to see is all Americans have all of the healthcare that they need without out of pocket expense. Not If you have private insurance that's fine but I'm taking it away when.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed
"Over nineteen in nursing homes continues to drive the death toll upward Congress passes another Toronto Cova nineteen relief but for whom and trump response to it all by suspending new green parts. This is America dissected. And I'm your host Dr Abdul El-Sayed. Congress passed additional four hundred eighty billion dollar interim package. It adds another three hundred and twenty billion dollars to the paycheck prevention program and funneled. Some of the small business loan money through smaller banks. An additional seventy five billion dollars is earmarked for relief hospitals many of which are currently facing bankruptcy as they battled both covert nineteen and revenue slashed because of the reductions in elective procedures that are the lifeblood of most hospitals and then like an afterthought there's a little left over for the most important most critical most pressing and most locking aspect of our Federal Cova nineteen response. We're nowhere near where we need to be on. Testing needs to be more testing infrastructure. More test kits more capacity to test. And I don't think you're gonNA find a governor in the United States who feels differently about that when you get out into the into the field for the People. Were actually going to do the swabbing many times. They don't have the swamp we still need assistance with testing supplies and personal protective equipment. We have the capacity to double or triple the number of tests that we are doing but we need some of these supplies. That's right the all important testing the package includes twenty five billion dollars for testing which to be clear. Sounds like a lot of money but is woefully inadequate to reach the scale of the requirements. Either now or for the future test. Kit includes a number of smaller parts. Things like reagents and swabs and those things can't be sourced without federal coordination as New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo puts it. The federal government cannot white the hands of this and say oh. The states are responsible for testing. I don't do China relations. I don't do international supply chain and that's where the federal government can help to his credit. Trump has finally used his defense production act authorities for the testing swabs that were holding up testing capacities at scale. But that doesn't change the fact that we just need more testing a lot more testing. But what's also missing from this package? I? There's no support for states and municipalities. As a former city health official. I got to work with some of the most committed. Mo- selfless in most inspired public employees in the world and because of covert nineteen. They're facing furloughs or outright layoffs in the middle of a damn pandemic those people will suffer because of this but the people they serve every day in the city will to also. Mia is support for everyday. Americans in the form of rent relief or hazard pay more direct support for Americans who are struggling right now congresswoman Alexandria. Cortez put it this way. Hospital workers do not have protective equipment. We don't have the necessary ventilators in but we have to go into this. Vote is white open. What did the Senate majority fight for one of the largest corporate bailouts with few strings as possible in American history shameful? The greed of that fight is wrong for crumbs for our families and the option that we have is either let them suffer with nothing or to allow this greed and billions of dollars which will be leveraged into trillions of dollars to contribute to the largest income inequality gap in our future. There should be shame about what was fought for in this bill and then of course there's no support for actual healthcare in the middle of a healthcare crisis. Unemployment numbers are nearing an all time. High more than twenty six point. Four million people have filed for employment in addition to the millions who lacked healthcare before the pandemic millions more will lose health care now and while some employers are doing all they can to keep workers on insurance benefits and some insurers are waving out of pocket costs this pandemic has exposed one of the deepest wells of insecurity in our society our healthcare system while many of advocated for covert nineteen testing and treatment to be affordable. One has to ask. Why wouldn't it just be free and even beyond cove in nineteen? It's not like all the other diseases. The heart attacks broken bones and appendicitis have just gone away. People still need care for those things to. Why shouldn't they be free? That's the question. My guest today has been asking his entire career. He's made the fight for universal government. Health insurance a hallmark of his political career. He's the reason why Medicare for all is even on the map into someone. I've looked up to since the first time I heard him speak a bill. A senator. How are you great? That's right we'll be talking to Senator Bernie Sanders after the break. For everyone's sake we need to avoid crowds. Anyway we can right now. But what if you need postage to send out letters and packages now worry stamps? Dot Com is here to help stems dot com brings all the services of the US Postal Service right to your computer in the safety and comfort of your own home or office whether you're small business sending invoices and online seller shipping out products. Or you're just working from home in need to mail stuff stems dot com can handle it all with ease once your meals ready. Just leave it to your mail carrier schedule a free package pickup or drop it in a mailbox. No human contact required. It's that simple. You get great discounts to five cents off every first class stamp and up to forty percents off. 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All the great work you've been doing on this corona virus and fighting for Medicare for all you know this moment has in so many ways demonstrated just how fragile our for profit. Healthcare system is and I know that you hear from people all over the country all the time. And can you talk a little bit about how this pandemic is Is Hitting folks in what the world might look like if we had medicare for all instead of what we have right now. The American people understand that our help. Justice is wasteful. It's expensive it's dysfunctional. It's cool. They no not for a long time and increasingly understand that but right now because of the economic collapse. Where is up today? Some twenty six million people. How specially wash their jobs and applied find employment competition numbers actually greater than that reality that many millions of people losing their jobs. They're losing their healthcare also goes under our system for many people. Healthcare employee benefits. Not a human right so as the economy collapses and people lose their jobs. They're losing their healthcare. And what that means is that people now increasingly understand that we've got to move to a Medicare for all single payer system which means that whether you're employed whether you're unemployed young whether you're old you are entitled the healthcare because you are human big being in it would've changed so much about the experience that That people are having right now. You talked about people. Losing their Their their jobs and therefore losing their healthcare. Because you know we think about this as a benefit not a right But you also look at the fragility of of hospitals right. You've got doctors. Why talk to every day and they're struggling without P can you? Can you speak to How we would've been able to support them chose the the protective Equipment that are doctors and nurses need it also has to do with the fact that unbelievably in the midst of this crisis got millions of people who can't go to a doctor because they can't afford to go to the doctor on the normal circumstances we lose thirty to sixty thousand people a year because they don't go to a doctor when they should and right now somebody has the symptoms of culprit nineteen people. I'm coughing whatever. They can't afford to go to the doctor in states. Totally unfair and top of all that what you're seeing hospital at the hospital because elective surgery and procedures now being postponed. They're running out of money. How are we in a moment? We're in the worst healthcare crisis history and doctors and nurses are being laid off and hospitals on the verge of bankruptcy it is. It's devastating to watch and you know you're absolutely right. You can imagine a hospital right when it's in. Its time of Greatest. Need and in in greatest responsibility now has to worry about fighting the the bankruptcy That is imminent and fighting. Covert nineteen fact. We just had a hospital in Michigan. basically lay off something like twenty five hundred staff in the middle of this pandemic middle of a crisis. And you're like you mean to tell that those folks aren't needed right now But it's just that they can't be paid for they exactly. They were being in the middle of withdrawing troops beers. You can't afford bite. That's that's that's exactly right. I I WANNA I wanNA ask you You know as you've been working on this issue for a very long time and you know because of your leadership Medicare for all is something that is on the national consciousness. It's a it's a household Household idea you know a lot of folks look to your campaigns over the last five years as Where they went to be a part of the fight for Medicare for all. Where do you see that fight going from here? What I'll campaigns manage to do is sort of a candidate. I was given by the media. It's like they couldn't help it and I was able to talk about your aunts. People you know up there and you say to people. Do you think makes any sense at all that we have spending twice as much per person on health care for the people of any other country and eighty seven million uninsured or healthcare outcomes in terms of life expectancy infant mortality. Not Particularly. Good people have caught. This is crazy. Should the function of healthcare to make huge profits for the drug companies? The insurance companies know it should not. So you're asking. Where do we.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Back now with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is candidate for president in the Democratic primary senator. The Democrats started this presidential primary with a gigantic historically diverse field tons of women. A bunch of people of color viable gay candidate for the first time. Ever now the great winnowing of the primary process has has more money and Elizabeth. Ray What do you say to people who find it a little depressing that the Democratic Party is going to pick likely one of two straight white guys in their seventies to run against the incumbent Republican straight white guy in his seventies. Well are a ritual that we ought to continue the fight for diversity and the Democrats should be proud that it wants. It started off with a very very diverse group of people candidates compared to the Republicans in general and secular. Although I kind of think that when we look at a candidate got to look at the totality of the candidate. I think we need more women in politics. I think we need more gay people in politics. I think we need more African Americans in politics but at the end of the day we also have to look at what a candidate stands for. You know we can't can't ignore them and yeah I know I am seventy eight. I'm old white guy but I would ask viewers to go to Bernie Sanders DOT COM. Check out my record and for the last thirty years I've been standing up for the working families. I was way out there on. Gb Lt issues way before it was popular. One hundred percent voting record for on women's issues and I am prepared to do what I think has to be done right now. Original and that is we are moving in many ways toward Allah Gawk at form of society very few entities and individuals have enormous power. And I am fighting to restore or create a vigorous democracy in this country economically and politically. And you know I would hope people take a look at my record contrast to the vice president's look forward to their support if it is if we gotten from that giant field over twenty down to you and Vice President Biden with Oregon considering her options at this point is it one hundred percent impossible to imagine a unity ticket despite your differences between you and senator writing you and vice president by me too old white guys on the ticket. Yeah you guys are the last two guys standing probably not I think the American people know want one old white guy is probably one too many for some. I think we do a little bit more diversity than that Bernie Sanders. Great to see you sir. I know that this is the middle of the whirlwind for you so thanks for making time. Of course any excuse in March for the record I do have to tell you we are also trying and doing our damnedest to get an interview with Vice President. Joe Biden. Who is the other front runner in this campaign who? I have not yet talked to over the course of this campaign and would really love to all right. Stay with us. We'll be right back. That is just GONNA be about it for US tonight before I go a final reminder that Super Tuesday still isn't over far from it returns or continuing to come in from California including since we have been on the air tonight talking with Senator Sanders here in Vermont as of right now. Nbc News this characterization of California primary is still too early to call which is funny because it was yesterday fifty six percent of precincts reporting Bernie Sanders currently leading Vice President Biden. By just over two hundred seventy thousand votes statewide now. As for the delegates there are four hundred and fifteen at stake and B. C. is so far allocated hundred sixty one the sanders one hundred to. Biden. That means that a whole bunch of them are yet to be doled out at all some of those delegates I mentioned Were awarded tonight. They are reminded that this contest remains a very live race every hour. Another reminder that this is a very live race. Here's my on air plea to the vice president. Joe Biden Campaign It was great to have this sit down here with Senator Sanders. I came all the way Vermont Vermont to meet with them to do this extended interview. I would happily do the same for you. Haven't talked to you at all since this campaign started. I'd love to just saying all right. See You again tomorrow. The legal meadow show weeknights at nine MR ON MSNBC..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Senator Sanders. Thanks again for doing this. I WanNa talk to you a little bit about the corona virus crisis today. We started to get the first pictures announcements about in Italy which has been so hard help so hard hit. They're going to hold large sporting events now in empty stadiums. Very stark shot. We had the Tokyo Marathon. Run this past week with empty streets and only runners allowed. Japan is shuttle their schools. France has banned all large public. Gatherings and emergency is declared in Washington state Los Angeles County United Airlines today ten percent of domestic flights because the impact on aviation is important. Here just in the United States as well when we think about the scale of this what kind of disruptions may be ahead for the American public. I think it's it's sort of almost feels bigger than politics. But we're having a presidential election at the same time. Have you ever dealt with anything in your career? That's at all analogous to this kind of crisis management a major national infectious story that actual infectious disease now of course causing the same kind of skills from a later. Well I am. I don't think very many people have but I have some thoughts about what we have got to do you a leading into before the break That the trump administration has figured out that. Maybe it's not a great idea to have people who might have the virus walking around the streets going to work and they can't afford to go to healthcare. Got a check from a doctor so I think even the trump administration has figured out that. It's a good idea to make sure those people who feel sick with me of some of the symptoms actually go into a doctor's office proposing using federal disaster funding to pay for medical treatment for people who are uninsured a little bit like Medicare for all like socialized medicine but just for the just the concern that maybe forty or fifty thousand people die each year because they don't get to a doctor on time and the people get much sicker than they should because they don't get to a doctor on time but I'm lead at least they recognize that just totally insane in dangerous society and if you're walking around with this disease and infecting other people and you're not going to a doctor when you should have any insurance that is counterproductive for the whole society. I'm glad that they recognize that. But the bottom line is this is a global crisis. You should not be having somebody like a vice president pence leading the task was somebody who I think was you know is to say the gentle tim to be kind does not a great advocate for science. In general you need scientists could be running it. We need to increase new funding for dealing with the crisis. Not Stealing money from the healthcare sources. We need to make sure that hospitals all over this country have the capacity units in order to deal with the new patients. That might be coming in. They need to have the test kits which they don't have a right now so bottom line and we need to be working obviously with World Health Organization and the international community because this is clearly a global crisis in the hardest hit city in South Korea. Today I saw that. There's a waiting list of about twenty-three hundred people to get into a hospital but in King County Washington the public The local authorities have just bought a motel and are buying modular housing to house people in isolation specifically so they can preserve hospital capacity because they're anticipating the need for so many hospital beds an ICU. Bed If we're going to have a crunch in terms of literally hospital bed capacity and you know I see you beds and ventilators. Do you trust that. The trump administration can manage that. Do you think that there's anything that needs to change in terms of the wave? Congress's overseeing this response to make sure that lives are saved that would otherwise be lost third Lou Carpenter the trump administration to do anything that is right a decent certainly based on science remember. These are the guys that climate change is a hoax and trump was what last month telling us that the prices would be over by April that it somehow magically ends in April so no zero. I mean this is brilliant. President of the United States is obviously studied this issue intensely so congress is going to have to play a much more aggressive role difficulties contempt for Congress and Congress would literally pass legislation which he will not necessarily implement so. We got a global crisis. Congress is going to have to play its role and we have to do everything that we can to protect the American people. It is frightening situation for a lot of people. It poses a special challenge for somebody who's running for president you're literally criss crossing the country major events big crowds every day. Have you thought at all about the prospect that your campaign may need to change the way you engage with voters the big rallies you've done we've talked about it we were out we really logged rallies in La in San Jose last week And we called up the public health people there and they said go ahead and do it so we will be in contact with the public health. People obviously will not do anything to endanger the health of of anyone. There's even talk reports today. The Democrats Convention Committee is beginning to entertain contingency plans They've got mass gatherings already canceled outlawed essentially in places like Japan in Italy and France. If that is happening in this country by necessity by public health necessity come July. What's the alternative that Democrats should pursue if they can't have a traditional convention? Well let's let's speculate there right now. I don't know the answer to that. Something we'll have to look at depending. Hopefully God willing. We don't reach that stage. I have other convention things to ask you sir. Sanders is our guest here in Burlington Vermont. I'll be right back. Hey it's MSNBC's Chris. As this week on my podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with. Ns kanter an NBA star. Who has been exiled from his native Turkey due to his religious beliefs. The Turkish government police in my house in Turkey and they took every electronics away phones away. Computers Laptops away. They're rated the whole house and they took away. They wanted to see if I am still in contact with my family or not. That's this week. I'm why is this happening? Search wise is happening. Wherever you're listening right now and subscribe. We're back now in. Vermont. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders candidate for president in the Democratic primary. So thank you again for doing this. I know this is an incredibly busy too busy time. You are off to. What I know is going to be a big string of events and heavy duty campaigning for the next week. The states. Next week Look good for you. I think Mississippi is going to be a reach but the other the other states that are in competition next week Places like Missouri and Michigan. You fought basically to a tie or Michigan you. You want a little bit in Michigan as very close in Missouri did great in Idaho and Washington. Places like that. How do you feel about what's ahead and momentum and how strong your opponent Vice President Biden is right now look Joe? Biden is a very strong opponent. He will have all of the corporate world behind him. Live the political world behind them. But this is what we're GONNA do Rachel and I gotTa Tell You I hope very much doesn't come into some kind of ugly personal attacks like Joe Biden. He's a very guy but what is important for us. Is The contrast our record our vision for the future which does and that's what we're GONNA do. Joe Biden voted for the war in Iraq. I led the opposition against that disastrous war. That's the difference. Joe Biden voted for a bankruptcy bill behalf of the credit card companies and that bill on a lot of harm to working families. All of this country I voted against it. Go into the Midwest. Michigan Michigan was decimated by a terrible terrible trade deals Nafta with China which cost our country so four million good paying jobs. I walked the picket lines against Nafta went to Mexico to see what Nafta we do. Joe Voted for those terrible agreements. I have spent my life fighting against cuts for social security Medicare and Medicaid check. It out Joe was on the floor of the Senate talking about the need to cut. Social Security Medicare veterans needs. Joe Voted for the Wall Street. Bailout disgusted by that bailout so the differences are enormous and our vision for the future are notice and I hope very much. We'll have a straight up debate over fowl records what we've tried to accomplish. And where we want this country to go mention that the Midwest and how important the Midwest has been. I also WanNa ask you about this. The South in two thousand sixteen you ran basically equal with Hillary Clinton everywhere in the country except the south where she really ran the table against you it that seems to be happening again. You didn't reach even twenty percent of the African American vote anywhere in the South and North Carolina. You actually did worse. See Nineteen percent with African American voters in two thousand sixteen. That dropped two points last night. What what is going wrong with your campaign. When it comes to competing in the South and competing specifically for black voters. Let me just give the other side of the story? Is that in California. If my memory is correct we received thirty nine percent of the votes of people of Color which will Latinos Asian Americans and African Americans? If I'm not mistaken happens studied these results. We probably won the young people young people. African American vote probably in all of those things in California being well outpaced by Joe Biden among black voters. Well we're winning among people of Color in a very significant degree we're winning black voters specifically because it has been a persistent problem. You knew it was a problem in two thousand sixteen and then I think I'm better. We're running against somebody who has touted his relationship with Barack Obama for eight years. Barack Obama is enormously popular in this country in general and the African American community running against Hillary Clinton Bill Clinton was enormously popular. I don't think if you look at some of the national polls in fact have been some polls recently that we were running ahead of Biden in the African American community. So it's not that I'm not popular. You Know Biden is is running with his with his ties to Obama. And that's working but I'm let me let me be specific. I mean in two thousand sixteen. You knew that was the problem in Twenty Sixteen. We were running. Against Hillary Clinton. I was virtually unknown. Now we're running against Barack Obama's vice president who was very popular. What I'm saying. The original is that if you look at the polling out there. I am not unpopular in the African American community. Are You satisfied with your numbers out of America? We wanted to better. We're doing very very well. With the Latino community. We're doing very well with the Asian American community and we have to do better so we're going to try to do but we have a great group of surrogates who are out there. Working hard on this thing. I think we will do better. I think the vote in the north will be different than the vote in the south. But we are. We're running against some top competition there. Senator Jim Clyburn. Who is the The revered figure in South Carolina politics who endorsed Joe Biden just before the South Carolina primary by all accounts to very great effect in terms of his ultimate performance in South Carolina. He told the daily beast today that you did not try to get his endorsement. You didn't ask for it. He said he was asked. If you headquartered if headquartered his support before the South Carolina primary he said quote. No not really is that true and if so. Why didn't you because I know Jim Clyburn very well and actually Jim and I work together working with Obama to put eleven billion dollars into community health at this which is one of the very important parts of the Obamacare the affordable care act so? I know German work with them. Look it is no secret. Jim is a very nice guy I like him. I don't that respect them his politics my politics and I respect them but there was no way no way in God's earth that he was going to be endorsing me so I feel like this isn't anything that I prepared to talk to you about but I feel like just talking to you here at something is sort of becoming clear to me. Which is that. I feel like your argument for. Your electability is flawless. It at least is something that resonates with me deeply. I'm a lifelong liberal. And I have always wanted politics both around me locally and in my country broadly to get more to the left. I've always felt that way. And I believe that you are right when you talk about expanding the electorate and when you talk about trying to reach diverse coalition particularly people who think that politics don't work for them but it's not happening in your campaign and it's not happening more so in your camping is that it didn't twenty-six if you have any analysis yourself why that's not easily looks like a step backwards okay..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"And we've got to change it talked to you about sort of how you see yourself fitting into Democratic Party politics at this point interesting news today about Steve Bullock. He was in and out in a hot minute. And the presidential race and Democrats are ecstatic today about the reports that he is going to jump into that Senate rate send Montana because he's perceived to be the best shot at winning back that the Democrats which would go along way toward getting Mitch McConnell out of Control of the Senate now when he was running for president part of the reason he articulated for why he was running for president because he worried that the primary was two left he were the policies like Medicare for all your signature. Healthcare policy was going to be alienating to too many potential Democratic voters so in a universe in which you're the leading war one of the two leading candidates for the nomination you may be the nominee. Steve Bullock is a very important democratic Senate nominee. Potentially in Montana. Can you help him get elected or do you have to keep your distance that he will he will make decisions but of course? I can help them at the. I've heard this argument a whole lot of time. I believe that in the general election the way you be trump. Is that the largest voter turnout in history. This country do not underestimate donald trump. You'll have endless amounts of money. Because he doesn't believe in the rule of law He will combine federal agencies with his own campaign. He has loyal group of supporters. So it's going to be so easy to beat them but I believe that it will be very hard to beat him when you're running a old fashioned type of campaign when you're running a you know the same old same old. You need energy. You need excitement. We need to bring working class people into the campaign some of them may have voted for trump. We need to bring young people into the campaign. Maybe who never voted before? And you talk about Medicare for all Medicare for all is wildly popular with working class and lower income people who understand that we have a dysfunctional health care system. We are spending twice as much and by the way I would love to debate Joe Biden on this issue. Give us an hour on. Msnbc all right where we can talk about how anybody could defend a system in which we're spending twice as much per capita on healthcare as the people of any other country and yet eighty seven million uninsured thirty thousand die. Half a million people go bankrupt every year because a medically related debt and we spent far and away the highest prices the world for prescription drugs. You want to defend that system. Let's do it. I think that that is an issue that wins that speaks the needs of working families people the test the greed and the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry is president of the United States. I will take them on. You know I'm GonNa ask you the follow-up question now about turnout because you you as long as I have been talking to you about American politics you have made this case and I have. I believe it that turnout is the difference in that when it comes to progressive politics in particular increased turnout gets you and increase shot of not only changing Democratic Party but changing the country. And the turnout is not there for you. The turn out is the turnout does not look good. Thus far in the Democratic primary we can talk about that in detail. But I know you're aware of it but let me just say this in terms of young people. I mean one of the issues that should be talked about to his credit and I wish we could do better. Joe Biden is doing very very well with people. Sixty five rolled. We're not doing phenomenally. Well with people thirty or undone now. Which Group of people is there? More potential to grow the base the bring people in clearly. Young people historically have not voted in the kinds of numbers that one would like them to vote. It's going up but it is nowhere near as high as it is with all it's not going up and that's with your campaign right now. Firing on all cylinders and all the benefit you out from all the amazing organizing you didn't 2016. No states last night's on increase in young voters as a percentage of the electorate compared with twenty sixteen in in North Carolina and Tennessee and Virginia even here in Vermont Young voters made up a smaller proportion of the electorate than in twenty sixteen. Why are fewer young people turning out in twenty twenty? I mean what I will tell you is that an I what we tripled. We increase by thirty three percent. The number of young people who participate. I'm not familiar with these statistics. I really haven't seen them but look. This is the challenge that we have. We have the lowest voter turnout of almost every major country on earth less than sixty percent poor people in America by very big numbers. Do not vote. How do we bring them into the political process? Why do they not go? Why are young people not only? This is tough stuff. And you're right. We are trying to do that. I understand that it is easier to bring older. People have been voting for their whole lives but we are working really hard to try to bring people out. I think in the general election we will be successful. I WANNA I WANNA go back to that in terms of the general election how it might be different but on this question of working class voters in Virginia. Virginia was the one St yesterday where we actually did see a bit of a surge in voters without a four year college degree. In Virginia it was up in terms of raw numbers and the proportion from two thousand sixteen but Joe Biden carried. Those voters two to one and we didn't see a surge and working class voters and other states. And because it's the because it's so central to your idea of what your brand of politics is why people should get involved in the electoral process. But I don't understand is why and more while you're not this year and what I have seen. Is that in the previous states. In fact we did very well with working class people. This is the first one I'm hearing about that. But at the end of the day I have not the slightest out in the world that our campaign is the campaign that speaks the working class. People who have long been ignored with establishment has turned their backs on them. And if you look at the numbers Medicare for all is extremely popular with working class. People who cannot afford to pay in some cases twelve fifteen thousand dollars a year for the healthcare that they currently have so. I have zero doubt that our agenda which calls for raising the minimum wage to fifteen bucks demanding that the wealthy and the powerful stop paying their fair share of taxes dealing with climate change through a green new deal in creating up to twenty million jobs. That is the agenda that will win the election of the trump and the argument is that the agenda will drive the turnout overall. You've talked about needing the biggest voter turnout that America has ever seen and that you needed in those specific swabs the electorate that are underrepresented. That don't feel politics. Works for them. If the agenda is working to spike turn out in those groups to bring it up overall and I will tell you. The data says that. It's not right now in two thousand twenty data in the state. The early three states that you won the turnout was either. It was either flat or it was statistically significant in terms of its Nevada. One hundred twenty percent increase. Voter turnout New Hampshire the largest voter turnout in the history. I always flat. I was flat New Hampshire. When you compare it with two thousand and eight you look at population. Two thousand eight was when Obama ran his campaign. Yes all right. Well that's fine well bomber ran and exceptional campaign but in the Vata turnout was twenty percent higher. Shot Lodges Voter Turnout in. Its history was slow in terms of. Do you think that you should be able to match two thousand eight voter turnout numbers? I would hope so and I hope that in the general election I think the fact that here's the point about the general election number one. I believe I know that every Democratic candidate will support the widow. Those who have left the race. I will support Biden Biden will support me. We will bring together ninety nine percent of all Democratic voters. That's not the question they've got to come in. Because trump is the most dangerous president in modern history doesn't understand the constitution doesn't care for the rule of law is a racist and sexist et CETERA. We will get them so the challenges. How do you expand the vase? And if anybody thinks you could do it through the same old same old type of politics I would respectfully disagree your energy. You're GONNA need excitement and I think that is the campaign that we have. And by the way I do not accept that Medicare Medicare for all polled very well. Yesterday among Democratic voters demanding the wealthy and the powerful stop paying their fair share of taxes is extremely popular with the concept of a wealth tax that Elizabeth Warren and I have talked about is a very popular concept so I believe that not only. Are the ideas that I am talking about? Ideas that are long overdue ideas that exists in many cases in every other country. You're talking about Medicare for all you know we all right now. Fifty miles from the Canadian border go up to Canada. Everybody there has health care is a human right. The quality is good. They're spending less that fifty percent of what we're spending. Why why are you saying? And it speaks to the power of the drug companies the insurance companies who dominate because on and healthcare they make one hundred billion a prophet eighty seven million. People uninsured underinsured. I don't think it's a radical idea Rachel. I don't think making public colleges and universities as radical idea it exists in Germany existing countries and Scandinavia. All over the world and then you get the climate change. Is it radical to say that we should try to save the planet and tell the fossil fuel industry can't destroyed the planet? I don't think it's a radical idea so I reject problems that we have to use an extremist. There's nothing we are fighting for. That is extreme would exist all over this country it is what the American people want and are sanders. Have a lot more to ask you about including some news about corona virus a very surprising new proposal from the trump administration related to corona virus. That has a little touch on the Medicare for all right. Let's talk about that when we come back we're with Senator Bernie Sanders Vermont here in Burlington..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Sanders is first TV interview since yesterday's Super Tuesday primary contest. As of tonight to catch you. Up and B. C. News has Joe Biden as the protect projected winner in Texas North Carolina. Virginia Massachusetts Minnesota Tennessee Alabama Oklahoma and Arkansas. Nbc Projecting Vice President Biden as the apparent winner in Maine Senator Sanders is projected to be the winner by NBC News in Three States yesterday. His home state of Vermont also Colorado also Utah and per NBC News Senator. Sanders appears on track in the biggest prize of the entire primary season California. Nbc News has not made a formal call in California with just fifty four percent of precincts reporting NBC. Says it's too early to call but Bernie Sanders is in the lead in California. The Associated Press. I should mention has projected a win for Senator Sanders there. So it's kind of a good news bad news situation for Senator Sanders at this crucial and super interesting point in the campaign on the one hand on the senators own campaign metrics. They fell short of what they said they wanted to do yesterday. And the turnout. Numbers in aggregate and in key sender. Supporting demographics continued to fall short of what the sanders campaign is aiming for. And what they say. They need to set themselves up to win. The general election with Senator Bernie Sanders as the nominee. Next week's contests are some of the states in which Senator Sanders is very much likely to do his best and it can't hurt that. The field has narrowed dramatically and suddenly Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the race today endorsed Joe Biden senator. Elizabeth Warren made no public appearances today and is reportedly considering her options for the of our campaign. The Washington Post reporting tonight that there has been contact between Senator Warren's campaign and Senator Sanders campaign in part about their shared progressive agenda and views. We shall see Sanders campaign announced today that just since midnight yesterday so less than forty eight hours they have raised five and a half million dollars for more than two hundred twenty thousand donors so if you are Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders today and you are looking at this. University of information staring them in the next few months until the Democratic convention. How are you feeling about where you are and what is to come? I have the man to ask joining us here. Live in my friend. Steve's House Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Center. It's great to see you good to see. How are you feeling good? I really think we've got a real path to victory. I think if you and I chatted a year ago when we began the campaign and we said in an unprecedented way taking on all of Corporate America Wall Street. The insurance companies the drug companies the fossil fuel industry taking on the entire political establishment. That today a year later we would be within a few. I don't know when they finished counting California. We may actually have a few more delegates than Biden us. I'm not quite sure that many people would have thought that we would be where we are today. So I'm pretty proud of the unprecedented kind of coalition that we're putting together and the movement development now your campaign manager spoke with MSNBC yesterday before the last before the first Paul Close. I mean he was cautiously optimistic. I would say what he said was we. Are we walk in with a delegate lead? We want to walk out with a bigger delegate lead. It doesn't look like scoring to be what happens. You did come in with a lead. Senator Biden vice-president Biden just had a had a huge night regardless of the absolute value terms of how you did if you came in shorter than what your campaign was expecting. Have you done a sort of assessment today? Have you done sort of an internal look at what went wrong? And why you didn't finish where you're going to say don. I'm not sure that at the end of the count in California where we have one win a whole lot of delegates. I think at the end of the day. We may be a little bit ahead of my head expanded late. Yeah a little bit a little bit because several hundred delegates not yet accounted for California. Look from day one. We knew this would be a tough race when you take on the political establishment that means amy public trump got out people to judge cut out. Bloomberg got out and now we're dealing with one candidate and you know what I feel good about that because the differences in Joe Biden's record and Joe is a friend of mine but his record my record his vision and my vision of very very different. And I think we're going to have the opportunity when the may be just to differentiate the differences. Then there is. There is one of the candidates still in the house. Warren still in the race intriguing reporting from the Washington. Post that your campaign heart campaign have been in touch over. The cardinal spoke there. Can you tell us about dot com modules appropriate compensation? But I think Senator Warner has worked really hard over the last year. She is run in many ways. Excellent campaign bringing out a whole lot of ideas have expanded political in this country. She's now assessing where she wants to go and she deserves the time in the space to make that decision. I feel like there is A. There's a pretty big distance between the way that you have talked about Senator Warren and the sort of collegiality that the two of you have expressed mutually mutual respect. Mutual sort of it together. Kind of sense. There's a distance between that and the way that you are supporters particularly online have traded Senator Warren. And you're sort of your supporters have called her a snake. They use this snake Emoji to represent her. They've called her a traitor. They've actually there's been some organizing online among sanders supporters to primary her so she will lose her Senate seat in Massachusetts. And I know you distanced yourself from from some of your supporters. Have done in your name but in this case. I wonder that sort of vitriol toward her has hurt. The prospects of you two working together from here on talk through it was a very cordial discussion. I am absolutely aghast and disgusted with any kind of vitriol online. And by the way Rachel. If you think that doesn't come in to our campaign outgoing condemn that it's ugly stuff. What we want our supporters to be doing is talking about the issues. Have a vigorous debate on the issues. We don't need ugly personal attacks against Central Ward anybody else for that matter but in terms of Senator. Warren what I will tell you is a major issue at the major. We may have nuances of differences. But she is an advocate of Medicare for all. Obviously I strongly support. She wants to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of fifteen bucks an hour. She wants to cancel student debt. We have a nuance of difference in that. But essentially she has run her campaign and the way that we have taking on powerful corporate corporate interests and represented working families in this country. Something that is long overdue. Would you consider asking Senator Orrin Derby running? It's too early to talk about that. But certainly a lot of respect the Senator Warren and would love to sit down with talk to her about what role she can play and our administration today. We did the math on Michael Bloomberg candidacy and discovered a whole lot of money literally the majority of money spent in the democratic campaign. Not only by all the candidates who are still but by all the candidates who have ever been in this campaign the majority of it was spent by him and he won American Samoa last night. And that's it and he's now out now. I know you said that you. You don't want his help. If you are the nominee but I wanted to ask you about what that what that really means would you? Does that mean that you would tell him to not run? Ads AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. Low Key house. Let me just say this about Mabel? Burke he has every right in the world had every right in the world to run for president. But I think what I and many many other people found very disturbing is very open and blatant desire to buy the election. That's all but nothing less than that. And that's smacks to me of oligarchy knocked democracy and I think maybe the people of this country sought through that But in terms of a corrupt political system which we have right. Now if you wanted to go out and put back into anything you want. That's called the corrupt political system. I want to overturn citizens united. I want to move to public funding of elections. Bloomberg can do what he wants to do. But what I'm saying right now is we have raised. I can't remember five six million dollars just in the last few days. We are raising money in an unprecedented way. We have more campaign contributions from more Americans and he candidate in the history of the United States. A little bit different than we. Bloomberg poached factory different the way Biden this approach. There was an article. I don't know if you're a Wall Street Journal Wall Street's thoughts opening up its wallet for Joe Biden. He has more than sixty billion as contributing to his campaign. So I'm proud of the way. We are raising money terms of Bloomberg view supporting now joe by and we'll see what role you must. But I wanted to say one of the things which really bothers me and that has a lot of attention to it. There's a group called the big ten. I don't know if you have to cut. It is a super PAC funded by corporate interests. I suspect the drug companies insurance companies the fossil fuel industry. They're pouring millions of dollars into ugly negative ads against me against our campaign and that is the kind of political corruption that has got to end. We need to end super pacs. We need to move to one person. One vote we need to restore democracy in this country. If you are the nominee that'll be just a shade of sharp against in the general and so let me just press you a little bit on the Bloomberg factor. I understand the principle that you're articulating but when it comes to the actual spending of money in the election. Obviously he's not going to give you the money he's not going to coordinate with you. If you're the nominee what he's talking about doing is running ads against donald trump running democratic voter registration efforts running. Get out the vote efforts on election day. Are you going to say he should not do? The final says. He has a right to do that all all I am saying. Rachel is the American people understand that the current political system is literally corrupt. That billion has whether it's Michael Bloomberg or right wing. Republicans who are spending hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars to support right wing candidates that is a political system..
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Part of it too is like it's the angst having decision being made so so it's like. Bloomberg talked before Bloomberg is on the debate stage off last week but it didn't go. Well that's what I hear. Well but here's the thing about that it's like you know there's always the image of a candidate. The initial part of the candidate is always nicer than like when they get when they get the muck. And you know that's just going to happen with. Everyone really happened to Mike. Bloomberg who has a lot of things that he's very active along had sixty seven billion other things that he can try and help people forget what they saw because he can micro target to use specifically with glasses who lives in Brooklyn or whatever it may be and help you miss remember. We saw if you were watching. Hopefully they don't tune in this week but some of the other some of the turnout anxieties and everything I think are also a product of an establishment and punditry that made this so much about this notion of electability which we know can get armed around identity. Gender race left Politics Center politics and this was made so much about league was GonNa win with this false. I know the path and I know who it's all fake all wrong but what it did was take away the process which as it should be people go out and vote for the people and who they want to be president and that's not happening so far and it needs to happen if we're going to get a candidate that people are really exciting. I think yes. I totally agree with that. It was like my one framework for entering. This whole thing was just like I don't know who's electable and you shouldn't worry about that because no one does and you should vote for and we end up with his. You end up. With a version of the housing bubble where people are buying homes flipped as opposed to live in them into the Nick Barmby Properties. Because some other spos- going to take them right. It's like but but I think Chris would especially with voters of color the day showing a lot of voters of color. Don't vote their first choice now because we have to think about voters are going to do and we've seen abusive misbehaved. Four leaf as far as the Democrats are concerned the independence and so the single issue sort of color is not Donald Trump in two thousand twenty. So it's like I made love Elizabeth Harris. But it's like but I know that you know the data shows white men. Women are not going to go for that so maybe I should just go with someone who's electable even if they're not my first or second choice and trump is was scoring in that regard rightly so it's like. Oh my God if we can get this and there's been a constant refrain that he is an existential threat to the country. True or not. I think it's very moderate. Certainly an existential threat to to different cohorts within this country directly. I mean people for caller caller. I think are like feeling the implications of that more and so the it does make some sense that electability even if you can't establish what it is you would aim fats thing. It's like if someone could give you a magic pill that says like here's the future. Here's the numbers for all these people. Then like yeah I can see taking the. I think I'd probably would vote with that. But there's no magic pill people who told you that that pill for example with Joe Biden is part of. What's on display right now? Sam Cedar Christina Greer and Rebecca traced her. Thank you for joining us this week. I'M GONNA be in Charleston South Carolina ahead of what could be a make or break moment for some of these campaigns and now I can announce another stop on our all in primary state tour and how you can be part of it this time. We're headed to Las Angeles. California lead up to Super Tuesday. So or if you're in or around Los Angeles come join the audience next Monday march second. That's one week from today. Tickets are free and available now.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Sanders prepares for tonight's town hall in South Carolina. He'll be on the stage in about fifteen minutes. He's facing criticism. Following his comments about Fidel Castro. Sanders sat down with me for an interview for sixty minutes that aired last night here some of the report that air back in the nineteen eighties sanders had some positive things to say about the former Soviet Union and the Sandinistas Nicaragua and everybody was totally convinced. Areas explaining why the Cuban people didn't rise up and help the US. Overthrow Cuban leader. Fidel Castro educated. The kids gave healthcare totally transformed a society with very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba. But you know you. It's unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know when Fidel Castro came into office. You know what he did. He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing. Even though Fidel Castro did a lot of dissidents imprisoned in in that's right and we condemn that unlike Donald Trump. Let's be clear you're GONNA. I do not think that Kim Jong UN is a good friend. I don't trade love letters with murdering dictator Vladimir Putin not a great friend of mine supporters of Sanders. Point out that he's essentially saying something very similar to what President Obama wants said about education healthcare and Cuba my Bloomberg and P Buddha judge will kick to criticize sanders remarks and some Florida Democrats have also attack Sanders Florida's obviously a state vital to democratic coach for the presidency November Democratic Congresswoman. Debbie Mccarthy Sal Powell Powell joins me now her district is in south Florida congresswoman. Thanks so much for being with us. You're calling Senator Sanders. Comments absolutely unacceptable. Is Sanders wrong? What he said Anderson as the first South American member of Congress represent thousands of Cuban American families that have fled the brutal dictatorship under the regime. And and yes. They are completely unacceptable. The Cuban regime continues to oppress. Its people it continues to cause unspeakable harm to thousands of families. It's actually currently propping up another brutal dictatorship in Venezuela and Those comments are extremely hurtful to so many people here in my area and very offensive. But is he actually wrong? Factually a greed obviously everything you said about brutal dictatorships absolutely sanders did say we oppose the authoritarian nature of the regime. He condemns impressing dissidents. What he said was what? President Obama said about Cuba back in two thousand sixteen. Which is you know yeah. They have their literacy rates are very high and actually for country that poor that they their medical care is relatively good for Latin America. Look there's a saying here in south Florida by many Cubans that they say Gusto may have given US healthcare and education but he didn't give us breakfast lunch or dinner so the reason why the Cuban people have not been able to rise up is because he has targeted any of its dissidents by jailing them and many times even murdering them. So that is why the Cuban people continue to be oppressed and I will continue to send up for my community against any harmful policies or comments. Like the one the senator made. And that's why I have been continuing to send up to the trump administration because he has consistently targeted immigrants. That are living in my district. He has consistently consistently rejected any sort of a gun. Violence reform that we have sent him to the Senate and I will continue to do that. That is what I was elected to stand up for my community. And that's what I intend to do. I do want to play our viewers. The what President Obama had said which a lot of supporters or sanders are pointing to in the wake of this. Let's let's play that. I said this to President Castro in Cuba. I said look. You've made great progress in educating young people. Every child in Cuba gets a basic education. That's that's a huge improvement from where it was. But you drive around Havana. This economy's not working as offensive to you Anderson. I am going to be very strong against anyone making any comments giving any credit to Gusto. I mean let's be clear. Here we still have of Cubans that are here trying to be reunited with their families. The trump administration closed down a program which I actually introduced a bill called the Cuban reunification parole program to restart that program. People are trying to leave that country so again. They may have introduced literacy programs but what they also introduced a dictatorship that has targeted so many thousands of families that continue to suffer the pain and the suffering from that regime. How do you think this does this long term do you think this hurts? Senator Sanders certainly among the people who are presented in South Florida for me. Personally I'm GonNa continue to just focus on all the work that we've been doing in the House of Representatives. I do think that it may hurt the senator and I I would invite him to come down to south Florida and actually meet with some of these families so he understands pain that those comments costs a congressman. I appreciate your time. Thank you so much. Thank you so much Anderson. Quick programming notes spoke with actress and Activists Rosanna arquette. After today's filmmaker Harvey Weinstein. The producer was found guilty of committing a criminal. Sex Act and rape in the third degree or cat is one of more than eighty women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. You can watch the interview tomorrow on Full Circle or digital news program streaming at CNN dot com slash full circle. It'll be they're also at some point. It'll be there on demand as well of NEX friends and fans gathered to remember former. Nba Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter the tributes from Shack and Michael Jordan Vanessa Bryant had to.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Pheno is the wonder of the world on that Diet thing. Beloved one ranked nine seventy five thousand fans any swept away by the way but they didn't stop the Casino. Take two million dollars. But I didn't last within a year. The Taj Mahal filed for bankruptcy was eventually sold off for about four cents on the dollar. So it'd be understandable if trump may be lost his appetite after that and that's due in sixty seconds. All trump is a famously picky eater as far as we know his diet mostly consists of Meatloaf well-done steaks with Ketchup and handers which is probably making things real tricky right now all. He's in India where many people revere cows of course sacred some places meeting so taboo. It's not done in public. And according to people familiar with trips planning the Prime Minister of India. A devoted vegetarian plans to serve vegetarian. Food to the president now on previous trips trump's staff has intervened to make sure he gets food. He likes what exactly that means. We're not sure but a former officials said on this situation quote. I don't know what he's going to do this case. They don't serve cheeseburgers person close to trump. Who has done with him on? Several occasions said he has salad with the meal every now and then but other than that quote I have never seen him eat a vegetable now all this could be partially due to the fact that his doctor running Jackson never got the chance to help trump get healthier after that infamous physical because he was forced out following allegations about inappropriate behavior. Ronnie Jackson recently told The New York Times quote. The exercise never took off as much as I wanted it to but we were working on his diet. You're making the ice cream less accessible. We were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes. Apparently someone else intervening some people. Have you know? Just great jeans told the President that if you've got a healthier dot over the last twenty years two hundred years old I don't know I mean. He has incredible. He has incredible jeans. I just assumed you notice. There's a bit of a freakout among certain segments of Democrats.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Talked before the break about Bernie Sanders victory over the weekend in Nevada. And what it may say about his chances in the racist to come he performed especially well there among Hispanic voters and with African American Center Sanders which is six percentage points behind Joe Biden which means he's making inroads among the very voters who biden has been counting on and he'll be turning out a much higher numbers in South Carolina back now with our political team. David is South Carolina. Doodo four Vice President Biden. I mean if you can't win. They're Kenny Kenny win. I do think that I think he is so pointed to South. Carolina is the place where he was going to have a good showing. He's underperformed in the first two states. He did the bare minimum in Nevada but got beaten pretty badly by Bernie Sanders. This is a state with fifty five to sixty percent. African American vote That is his base He should do very well in this state. If he were to lose here he was going to. He's going to have to reconsider his race. First of all he has to raise money and it's very and he hasn't done very well at it so far. He's not going to do very well if he loses this. I think he's going to have to reevaluate. They seem very confident that they can pull this off if they don't then it's very bad news. I mean if Biden winds in South Carolina does that I mean if you're Bernie Sanders. Does that really were you. It's not as I mean it sanders. Who has the Movement? Who's pulling big crowds? And who has you know a a lot of money right now Bernie Sanders forty five delegates and Joe Biden has about fifteen so even even if Joe Biden picks up some more and South Carolina. He's still probably going to be behind. Bernie Sanders. I don't think that this is a calculus for Bernie going into Tuesday. I think coming out of Super Tuesday is really going to be a testament to where things stand and who ends up staying in the race What's interesting to me too is that we're going to have to start talking more about the actual issues on the campaign trail right now. We keep talking about electability. And there's this presumption that the person who is more moderate in this case. Joe Biden is the person that people think is electable. I don't think that's the case I think that Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders are having conversations about real issues that young people and people of color care about and when Joe Biden starts talking about more of the same. He loses some of those folks and at the end of the day. I think that those issues are going to come back to the fore and matter in terms of mobilizing the base again and who's actually be able to have movement Senator Klobuchar Buddha judge. They've struggled to show that they can attract minority voters and both of them didn't do well with Latinos in Nevada if they fail in South Carolina does that I mean are they done. Does that cement the narrative that they just they can't build a diverse coalition. Yeah I mean it's horrid to think where they go from there. What states can p Buddha judge or Amy Klobuchar win on Super Tuesday or come close right? You've got states like California. You've got states like Texas. You need money. You need a coalition right. I mean that's the whole thing. Buddha judge talks about being inclusive candidate talks about people having a sense of belonging if he wins the presidency but he doesn't actually have a coalition and Amy Klobuchar of the same thing. I think they're in single digits. Four or five percent among African Americans in South Carolina didn't do well with Latinos so yeah for a lot of these candidates really is put up or shut up time. A particularly after Super Tuesday's those big big states California almost five hundred delegates. If you're any of these candidates that hasn't been able to really put together any sort of fundraising sort of energy any sort of crowds. Any sort of just outright victories. It's hard to see how you go on and David. What about Elizabeth Warren? Yeah go ahead. Yeah I was GONNA I was GONNA say I mean. I think she is an interesting question. She continues to do fairly well in national polls show was one out over the weekend where she was running. Second to Bernie Sanders. He's underperformed in these first few states she did and one interesting nuance of Nevada. Was she had a very strong debate and she did very well among those voters who said they decided at the end she. She was in the twenties with those voters. Can she have another strong debate? Performance tomorrow that translates into a surprise. Finish here she's the one candidate I would think Bernie Sanders would like to see out of the race because he competes with her. She competes with him for some of those votes on the left. So she's an interesting candidate but she has to pull off something of a surprise here if she has another fourth or fifth place showing. It's GonNa I think it's going to depress her ability to do well going into Super Tuesday. Yeah I just wanted to jump in and just add something to what name. Alita was just saying this idea about building a coalition so crucial and. I just don't understand where say a Bloomberg who has spent all of his time not talking to people not building a coalition on the ground that actually mobilizing a base but throwing adds up. I don't know where the folks who were just playing an add game think that they're actually going to get real voters from. I mean to start to Tom. Sires credit he's been buying ads but he's also out there talking to people my whole family and South Carolina's like we've been hearing from him But the idea that you can just run this as a marketing campaign. It doesn't work that way because you thanks very much David Thank you appreciate it at the White House pushing back on reports of Russia's preference president trump what we know and don't about a now controversial House intelligence meeting the one consensus by the election is that Russians are indeed interfering again but whether to any one candidates benefit. Well that's where the waters get muddy multiple conflicting reports now about a house intelligence briefing earlier. This month have only complicated. The matter one into detergents official tells CNN that the initial characterization of Russia actively aiding the president was quote misleading national security official went far. They're saying that Russia sees the president as a dealmaker to help untangle the story or bring. Cnn to Alex Marquardt so what went wrong in this briefing Biden. Intelligence official of Of Congress Well Anderson. This really seems to be a story of nuance and overstatement. And and this briefing took place behind closed doors classified briefing to the House Intelligence Committee by the most senior election security official in the intelligence community. Her name is Shelby Pearson. And what we're told including by an intelligence official who told me a couple of hours ago is that she did not go into what was a very routine briefing with talking points that included a possible Russian support for any of the candidates but it clearly came up and what she said. According to numerous officials is that there is Russian support and preference both for president. Donald Trump as well as Senator Bernie Sanders In the Democratic primary of course those things are not usually exclusive when your goal as Russia's is to sow discord and division. Now we're the nuance comes in. Where we have to be clear is that there's no intelligence assessment. There's no evidence that Russia is actively working to support any of the candidates including those two men. I spoke with the senior intelligence official and just the past hour. Who said that at no point did Shelby Pearson say that Russia is aiding in the reelection of president trump? Clearly Anderson? It was taken that way by some. And now we've seen Pearson's former boss. The former acting director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire get pushed out and now replaced by the present with ambassador. Rick Grenell who has no intelligence expertise? So is there. I mean it's confusing. Is their clarity on the goals and the tactics of the Russians. I mean they're interfering. What is the goal? What are the tactics? There is no disputing that. Russia is meddling. They continue to. They never stopped. Their goal is chaos division anger pitting us against each other an elections official at the FBI earlier today said that their goal is to watch US tear ourselves apart. And so what? We're seeing in terms of the tactics are some of the old tactics that we've seen before as well as an evolution in those tactics intelligence officials tell us that there will be an evolution in their playbook They're gonNA come at these elections with misinformation disinformation campaigns getting Americans on social media to share things that make us angry and divide. Us and misinform US There are going to be likely hacking situations in which they go after candidates campaigns parties election infrastructure. And one. Interesting thing that. We're keeping an eye on Anderson. That officials have talked about is Russians using servers here in the United States which means that agencies like the NSA and the over work overseas. We'll have a much harder time keeping an eye on and thwarting that Russian Threat Anderson. Alex appreciate it thanks. President trump is feeling vindicated. The second day in a row he lashed out at House. Intelligence Committee chairman. Adam Schiff here. He tweeted a link to comments by Congressman Jim Jordan. The president wrote quote setup by shifts lies and leaks. Same with Muller witch-hunt three years ago. Joining me now is former director of National Intelligence and National Security James Clapper. He's also author of the book facts and fears hard truth from a life in intelligence director. Clapper so you see a lot. See The fallout from this intelligence briefing. I know you had similar briefings. Lawmakers and president-elect trump's team back in two thousand and seventeen about Russia's influence in the two thousand sixteen election. How does something this important either misstated or misinterpreted? What do you think went on here? Well obviously don't know Anderson since Wasn't there and nobody's talking to me. for understandable reasons about what did happen. I think probably Shelby Pearson went in with kind of the under the operating premise which was the basis for setting up her office. The Dan Coats did last summer with the premise that the Russians are going to continue to behave as he didn't twenty sixteen interfering in our election. And we'll probably be supportive of president trump and the election isn't until November. The Russians will evolve their strategy and tactics as time goes on just as they did in the run up to the twenty sixteen campaign but their basic objectives have not changed and they want someone that they're comfortable with an in the White House that they can deal with and they want to so much doubt discord and Distrust in this country as a possibly clan can just as they did in two thousand sixteen and regrettable. Regrettably we are ripe target for that and of course what's recently happened with at Odeon. I with the firing essentially of a Joe McGuire Andrew Hallman. That's the opposite director National Intelligence Odeon and his acting director. Well this place perfectly to Putin's hand so now he is demonstrably weakened the US intelligence community and Succeeded in having the intelligence community cowed into reporting on those activities. So the winner in all of this is what Putin and Russia I mean. It's no surprise the president's pounce on this he's obviously going to be over any mistake by the intelligence community as it relates to Russia. And the election. Can you fault him on that? Can I fall president trump? Yeah for for jumping on this. I mean it does. It does seem the clearly whatever happened in this briefing. I mean it's not really clear what happened I guess? Well it's not your obviously it is. I mean it. It plays to his paranoia and and insecurity. I suppose but I mean it's correct for him to be sensitive about it.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"It's not the way. The campaigns work there are people so I understand that sanders tweeted about the democratic establishment. Can't stop us and Republicans can't stop us. I think there's a sense that the senator has people around him that there are powerful forces. That don't WanNa see them. Be the president of the nominee. But I want to. I want you to address people that don't feel that way but have faith concerns. Okay people who I talked to be people out there who are like this guy is going to get creamed. Are you out of your mind? A seventy eight year old democratic socialist. This is going to be McGovern again. Like there are people who don't eight Bernie Sanders might even like some of his policies. Who genuinely just worry about that. What what is the talk you give to a person who approaches you in good faith and says that well so first of all Bernie Sanders run for President before ninety nine percent of people in this country know who he is. And that's a wonderful asset to have certainly benefited us over the course of this campaign and when you ask people what do you know about Bernie Sanders. You often get a substantive answer in response you either get. Oh he fights for Medicare for all or he fights the corporate special interests and billionaire power. That means that when you look at head to head polls around the country is built on a spine that number that you see of him. Beating trump head to head in Wisconsin Michigan Pennsylvania. Nationally suggests that people know who he is and so for any concern that might be out there about. Oh this label that label socialism. Whatever you know what outperforms that the name Bernie Sanders. They know who he is. They know what he fights for and that means when the assault and the attack common all know that they will. He'll hold up to them because his support has been based off of such substance. So here's so that segues to the one of the things happening today so there's also a fear right that there's like he's been around for thirty forty years. He said a bunch of stuff. He's written a bunch of stuff. He's praised various world leaders. Some of whom were heads of Marxist insurgencies in Latin America. He said that Fidel Castro part of the popularity of the early years revolution had to do with the provision of literacy and health. Care that was. He was asked about that Anderson Cooper interview on on Sunday night. There was a bunch of Florida. Democrats basically saying today no red. Line Castro's terrible. We don't want a Democratic Party that's phrasing Castro and the merits of the sting aside. Isn't that exactly the kind of thing that worries you or worries people about Sanders electability so from my perspective Chris is one of the reasons that I love and fight for Bernie Sanders. There's integrity and honesty that you get with him and what that means is when you ask them a direct question. He gives you a direct response that comes from his heart and from his soul tells you exactly what he's thinking right and that means that sometimes you may disagree with his perspective. But you know he's street he's shooting straight with you. He's not playing a political game. So when you ask them about. Hey how about Cuba Castro? Oh well he's an authoritarian. He's engaged in human rights abuses however there was some good things that happened in Cuba and so we should acknowledge those two. And that's an honest answer and then other people play political games. And that's why for instance Chris. I think over the course of this campaign. We benefited from the fact that his shooting his integrity. Honesty rises above other people's efforts to try to a offer political barbs and try to throw cheap shots in the kitchen sink. Adam he rises above it. Because what he's telling you is what he believes and what he will fight for old. We're going to be tested. But I think it's a pretty good answer. I you care. Thank you very much. Thank you Max. New reporting the president's purging of anyone not ready to fall in line and the administration's motives are just as corrupt as we feared the details in two minutes. So you WANNA be president. I've watched many candidates for their party's nomination but only a few knew how to get it. Hey for this microphone. My podcast is about what it takes to get the nomination. Six episodes six timeless themes that separate the few winners from the many losers hope still lives and the dream shall never die.
"senator bernie sanders" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"I'm Chris as we are one week and one day away from Super Tuesday. The biggest day of the two thousand twenty primary season day that when all of a sudden could create a delegate lead for one candidate that then becomes surmountable essentially giving them the nomination over the weekend. Senator Bernie Sanders one big in Nevada. Coming off of strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire he now has significant delicately just a small number of delegates. Have been a portion. But he's got a lead headed into South Carolina. This Saturday Vice President Joe Biden has been the favourite in South Carolina. Since the very moment he announced he was running. Probably even before announced. It's been seen as the one early state of the first four that he was absolutely sure to win. Latest NBC polling shows Biden Sanders Neck and neck Biden has a four point lead and the latest national polling. Sanders is in the lead in. This race is set yet people with my job. Have a tendency to overreact. With every new incremental movement and declare. It's over it's finished before it is but it seems like there are many people both inside and outside the Democratic Party who are shocked Bernie. Sanders is doing so well. This success those should not be that surprising. Let me explain why if you want to win. The Democratic primary. Two Thousand Twenty there are three fundamental things you needed to do to come out on top one. You need to put up wins. You got to win states get more votes than any of the other competitors because you have to get more delegates than the other people were running against you to you have to have an organization and crucially money that can allow you to play in a dozen different states at the same time because Super Tuesday is so massive this year and come so early and three. This is crucial. You need to have a multi-racial coalition in the diverse Heterogeneous Democratic Party of the Twenty First Century Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is checking all those boxes. It was the third one that tripped him up. The last time I remember that was his problem he had the first two he did get some wins and he did have money. Raised a lot of money from the grassroots. He just could not make real inroads with black and Latino voters and that's changed him just look at Nevada because the new morning console national polling sanders has at least a ten point lead on his next closest rivals remember. There's also a very rich history. Where the runner up and a previously contested primary becomes the nominee of the next time around. I mean that's literally what happened between two thousand and two thousand John McCain in two thousand eight and two thousand twelve Mitt Romney and two thousand eight and two thousand sixteen with Hillary Clinton and that makes a certain sense. You have a leg up on the field. The second time you run for President Bernie. Sanders is huge name. Recognition the country. He was just running for president for years ago. He was on the ballot. Tens of millions of votes. He spent years campaigning. He has high favorability ratings. Sanders campaign has been impressive to get to this point and it's not by accident. Bernie Sanders and the people running. His campaign did not just stumble into it because they very much understood what they needed to do differently this time around and so far. They've been doing it. And so far. It has been paying dividends. That's why Bernie. Sanders is currently front runner in the race and to Democrats. Who are freaking out. I'd say this is what democracy looks like. It's what primers four. So Far Bernie. Sanders is the most support of any of his competitors. And someone is going to have to beat him in order to stop him joining me now. For more on how Senator Bernie Sanders built this early. John Ralston editor the Nevada Independent. Who's been covering Nevada politics for more than thirty years and Jennifer Medina national political reporter for the New York Times her latest piece which is Great. Titled how Bernie. Sanders dominated the needed in Nevada. John let me start with you. The final numbers for Sanders and the delegate apportionment are enormous partly because other people missed the cutoff but are you surprised by the significance the size of the victory here. I'm not that surprised Chris and I'll tell you. Why did three things that you mentioned in the intro about what he has this time that he didn't have last time but one thing that you didn't mention that he has more than any other candidate is the enthusiasm of a core group of supporters? Who would never support anybody else but him when he did pretty well here in Twenty Sixteen Chris he had a ragtag campaign. Not Run by political pros. You put the Organization of the. Has THIS TIME RUN BY POLITICAL PROS? Two hundred fifty people on the ground way more than any other candidate tapping into that enthusiasm which by the way as you mentioned. Iran in two thousand sixteen. He's got the name recognition. A lot of those same people are even more enthusiastic this time right and so you tap into that. I don't think it's that surprising that he did so well. Plus there is the brilliant way that he tapped into the Latino vote here which which Jedi Medina and others have written about. And I think that's a prescription for a blowout win. Which is what he got. Yeah Jennifer piece in the Times was Great Ida Chavez at the intercept broke something along the same lines about the sort of organizing effort among Latino constituents what was sort of program there that in the first sort of genuinely divers multicultural electorate in this calendar. They were able to do so well. The main thing that they did so well was to get out early and to get how often they opened an office in East Las Vegas months before others did and many voters that I talked to said that they were the only campaign the sanders campaign was the only campaign they had ever heard from so they had they were reaching out to people. They were organizing soccer tournaments. They were going to high schools and they were doing things that some democratic operatives had been urging campaigns to do for years but hadn't actually happened before so it wasn't some sort of magical thing it was just going out and talking to people in the communities that they live in. You know it's an interesting thing. John the ways that these early states test different kinds of abilities to campaign and that may or may not transfer to national campaigns. Where you gotta run a whole bunch of states with a lot of money but one of the things is has tested this sort of organizing capacity and also sort of outreach in the ability to do that in that respect I think the three early states this was the most impressive showing from the sanders campaign. I think so. And that's almost I know you're throwing me off all the talk about how Nevada should be the and is the most important state but also it happens to be true and what Jenny said is definitely true about how we got here early. They had a real strategy in terms of the coalition that they were going to build a multi-racial coalition. And if you look at those entrance polls and they can be flawed but they appear to be right this time about how. Well he did with the Latino vote and even with the black vote as well not losing by that much to Joe Biden and the fact is that it's not he's not running against one well-known candidate this time and so the Anti Bernie or the Non Bernie vote is being diffused right among other candidates so he benefits from that too. And that's partly why Chris as you and you use the right term. There's this freak out going on among us some establishment Democrats because they see what's happening and they want candidates to get out of the race right so they can coalesce the Non Bernie vote. Although I'm not sure if you look at the math that adds up because a lot of the second choices of the other people supporting other candidates are sanders which is one of the things that Jennifer that I thought was interesting. The entrance polls right that that Sanders wins moderates and self-described Moderates and Conservatives and he wins Latino voters by quite a bit he also wins some of the big caucus. The Culinary Union has in the hotels and they had kind of gone out of their way to not endorse a candidate to take some shots at him for Medicare for all and yet. They seem to have some campaigns significant support among the actual rank and file. Absolutely I mean to me that was one of the most interesting subplots of the Nevada Caucus. Which is that the Culinary Union which is the largest and most powerful union in the state and a huge player in democratic? Politics made no secret of its disdain for Sanders over Medicare for all. They have a really good healthcare plan and the the leadership really wants to keep it but I spoke to many many Culinary Union members the rank and file who said that they were with sanders regardless of what the leadership was telling them. And you saw that play out. I saw that play out in early voting at the Culinary Union Hall itself and then of course at the sights on the Strip where you had people showing up in red culinary insurance voting for Bernie Sanders very person. The leadership had told them not to vote for John. Do you think Harry Reid is called for the to get rid of caucuses? He's also called for Nevada to be first in the nation. What do you think the future of this state particularly this crucial moment as you look at? What the Democrat. Coalition is in two thousand twenty th so important to understand that there's two coalitions in American life and like one of them is genuinely multiracial. The other really barely is that this state seems to say in some ways a lot more than maybe some of the traditional early states. I think Harry Reid Chris and other Democrats here are really worried about the early state status that read achieved when he was at the summit of his power for us in two thousand and eight is really in jeopardy. Not just because of the caucus but because the Democrats wanted to shake things want to shake things up next time but you know people still have this view of Nevada as being this Quirky Weird State with casinos and brothels and all the rest of it all. That's true Chris. We're also the way that Las Vegas has evolved. We are very diverse cosmopolitan city with with with a quarter of the population being Latino and then ten percent each or so with black and the Asian vote which is become more and more popular. We do look more like America than a lot of different places. Do it would make sense for us to go I. I'm not just doing this because I am a partisan for Nevada. I do think it actually makes some sense but I do think read made that announcement followed today by the chairman of the Democratic Party. Were done with caucuses. It's as if to say to the DNC. Please please let us keep steady state. Says we'll do it right next time. All Right John Ralston Jennifer Medina. Thank you both really appreciate it. Thank you joining now. Fetchacure the campaign manager for Senator Bernie Sanders. I want to start on this The sort of how you conceive of what lessons you learn from the last time around particularly making inroads among populations and demographics and parts of the Democratic Coalition that frankly centers had a hard time with last time. But that could be a very long conversation with Chris. I'm but I'll start with a few one is obviously you have a candidate ran before but I think there's still some building out who Bernie Sanders is for a lot of people. Think this is somebody who's life experiences. We're not even still fully known to everyone somebody who's fought racial justice and really wanted to campaign that reflected that diversity so we certainly accomplished that and feel good about the composition of this staff and who we fight for and how we represent them but in addition to that operationally. You're talking about a movement right. Chris I've been in these spaces you're trying to basically take movement and confided into the trappings of a presidential campaign which often comes with discipline and message and all those things that movement agitators sometimes go against. So you're trying to kind of blend the two which from my perspective as a campaign manager you try to harness what is the best of a movement while operationally trying to make sure that you're executing it presidential campaign which I think hopefully we're doing decently well so far but we haven't yet accomplish what we came for. No and it's it's early. I like I said in the intro. Like people have a tendency to take whatever happened that day in the campaign and projected forward at..
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"At the heart the civil rights movement from NPR white lies. Listen and subscribe, now, this is one A. I'm Joshua Johnson. We are speaking with Senator Bernie Sanders, also a candidate for the democratic presidential nomination. You have sent in plenty of great questions. I'm gonna get to as many as we. Can before we have to shift gears and I will take moderators progress to ask the last one. But let's dive into some of your questions. Now, let's see Heather tweeted what common sense gun laws will he support to end gun violence in America? Okay. Well, thank you for that question. How the this is an issue that has on the mind thunder of so many adult Americans but whole lot of kids who are increasingly nervous, when they walk into a school, so his some of what you gotta do, which is kind of commonsense stuff. Number one gotta have the guts to take on the RA. And that's something I've been doing for a very, very long time. And by the way, I think the American people are catching onto what the NRA really is second of all you have to expand background checks. It is not a rocket science suggests that somebody who has who should not own a gun. Somebody was mentally unstable. Somebody was guilty of domestic violence or the crimes should not own a gun. A number three, you got to get rid of the so called gun show loopholes, which allows a whole lot of people in this country to avoid a getting a background check by buying their gun at a gun show. You gotta do away with the so-called straw, man provision, which allows you legally to walk into a gun store today. You can leave. Really do that. In by dozen guns, you can then sell those guns to people in gangs, or drug dealers, or whatever got to eliminate that is well, and there are a number of other things that we have to also for many, many years now for, like thirty s I have believed that assault weapons of weapons military weapons, I designed to kill people as rapidly as possible few years ago in Las Vegas. We saw what, what is about? I do not think that those country be sold distributed in the United States, the civilian population. So the other thing that we have to do is understand that you got a lot of people who emotionally disturbed today in this country, walking the streets, who cannot get the help that they need. And we have to make sure that people in the United States, get mental health counseling. They need when they need. So they don't do destructive acts or self destructive cells as some of the things we should be doing carrying on Facebook page would really like to hear his thoughts on women's reproductive rights are under attack and another listener tweeden. Considering the current assault on women's reproductive rights and freedoms, the Senator Sanders support and will he push for ratification of the equal rights amendment and of course, by way of context. Alabama's governor signed into law, the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, which could send doctors to prison for performing abortions. Well, let me very briefly Karen, yes, I do support equal rights amendment..