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"senator chris murphy" Discussed on The Takeout
"Room here in Washington DC, as I told you the top of the show one topic to guests topics Supreme Court Amy, Coney Barrett future thereof the two guests I. You heard from Senator Chris Murphy Democrat from Connecticut now, I'm very pleased to welcome to the show said Roy Blunt Republican from Missouri Senator. Thanks so much joining us you major great to be with you. So Chris Murphy. told us. That he is certain upon confirmation, which is inevitable emmy conybeare. It will vote to do the three things repeal Roe versus Wade repeal the Affordable Care Act and repeal court support and therefore law the land of gay marriage drew I can't imagine that's true I. I'd certainly be glad to take some money from Chris Murphy on those three things the TRIFECTA. I don't know what cases might come up but I think she's GonNa to look at the case look at the wall look at the constitution. And make the. Good decision. He told us that he takes the president seriously when the president says, he would like to see justices get rid of the affordable care act and do things differently than Justice Roberts did you president seriously on that? I'd be surprised if Chris Murphy actually takes the President Seriously I know Chris. Well, I worked with him on some legislation. This might be the first time he's taken the president seriously. I take her seriously when she says she has not talked anybody about these cases has made no commitments on these cases one. She's a great person. She's a fine judge and she's under oath I'm GONNA. Take her seriously and I'm sure that that's exactly the bass. Our voters Missouri Concerned about the future of the affordable care act in the sense that this is not a hypothetical as you well know senator case will be before the court right after the election. In all likelihood Justice Barrett will be exactly that Justice Barrett and hear the case. Is this a issue of political importance in Missouri? I would think so I would think a number of things that are in the affordable care act are baked into the system. Now that whatever would happen in the court of the country would expect and the Congress would do what was necessary to maintain things like a pre existed protection from preexisting conditions. I had a I had a piece of legislation I. Think is the only Republican piece of legislation of the many that we had that made it into the bill that allow people to stay on their. Parent's insurance until they were twenty six some states had that some states didn't I don't see that going back. But actually I think it's probably a mistake to presuppose what the court. Might do or what the court will decide. The congress was trying to whether this one provision. That, is no longer in the law because the Congress knew they were taking out that somehow okay to Congress passes a law. That's the law. Congress decides to take this one piece out of the law and that's the one thing they do I'm not a lawyer, but it doesn't sound like to me that you could assume from those two things that the congress that could have eliminated the whole law. Does decided now we're just gonNa take this piece out and that will weaken into the point that a bunch of attorneys general can this accord and get the whole law eliminated I understand the politics of this I. Understand. You Know Amy Conybeare, find a find candidate. Brilliant lawyer humble, good natured strong in. So many ways a why would they want to talk about her? If they could turn this into a fight about every element of the affordable care act I'd be shocked if it works out the way that they're all predicting. But I certainly understand the politics of the next three weeks. Why in one suggest that might happen but I'm pretty sure that's not the likely. You let us down this road just a teeny bit and I'm not going to dwell excessively on it. But what you talked about was the individual mandate and it was course that element of the law that Justice Roberts look to and said, that's justifiable. It's a taxing mechanism. Therefore, the Constitutional Structure Beneath the affordable care act is therefore legitimate and defensible. Will you take out the individual mandate? There are those who argue well, you've taken out that superstructure get the whole thing, but you don't necessarily believe that's what's going to happen fired you correctly well, again, I'm not a lawyer and I don't want to over analyze this, but the individual mandate land as I recall what happened is sitting in a penalty. which apparently might have been a problem the chief justice decided it was a tax which every Democrat including everybody in the Obama Administration setup to Lynn it was not a tax precisely. So. If you if you justify the bags, not penalty, it's attacks and now it's neither tax or a penalty because you I, don't see the logic of were that goes. Yeah, that might have been the reason and but the only reason he had to say it was attacks was because I think there was a law in the idea it could be a penalty that now the is gone and the taxes gone and there's nothing else to argue about their there there may be future challenges of the invent of the of the. Affordable Care Act, and this one might have a different outcome than I would expect but I think this is an awful lot of talk in a political year about a political topic..
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
"Welcome the bubble. This is Andy Slamet, which you just heard was Chris Murphy, the senator from Connecticut talking about this upcoming hearing and what's at stake with the affordable care act. So the president is sick and getting other people sick and we can't find out what the heck's going on what else is new country sick president sick not getting the facts. So here's what we're going to do. We are going to begin the episode by finding out about the president's medical condition by talking to Dr Bob Wachter many of you know D- by Wachter from twitter. Some of you may know personally, he is a physician and professor most importantly he's the chair of the Department of Medicine at. California's San. Francisco. And he has been tweeting his rounds over the course of time meaning is he ready to patients and Caesar symptoms and so he is excellent knowing what treatments mean what symptoms mean, what we've been hearing, what we haven't been hearing I. Think you may in the future here, very interesting upcoming episode that Bobbin are planning to do together. But right now, we're going to have Boban to talk about what's going on with the president, and then we're going to talk to Chris Murphy because we have a lot going on in the next few weeks and I WANNA make sure people are up to speed on what's going on with the affordable care act with the justice with the election and now all those things tied together. So we're going to get a lot done in this episode I think you'll be able to get credits.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
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"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"About putting some commonsense restrictions around it. People are shocked to know that we are a two gun household they're like. How can you you know when I tell the Second Amendment hers who always bring up the Second Amendment when I say you know I have two guns in the House I'm not anti gun. I'm just anti certain guns getting into the wrong hands and it just seems logical to me and my husband feels like with all the death threats he feels. Like he needs to protect the house and I totally totally get it and I think you're absolutely right. But I don't know that we ever really started that narrative. I almost feel like it was started by the gun lobby to say they want to take away your guns because they know that that would have less traction than saying we want to be. Able to regulate who gets what gun in I think you're right that we certainly didn't start any of this, but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't fight back. It doesn't mean that we shouldn't recognize that there is a misimpression out there about what we are seeking to do and I tell the story in this book of sort of being stared down on. Stage by guy at an event in Connecticut years ago and I could tell he wanted to just light into soon as I got out that stage and he says, you're the guy trying to take away my guns and I said, let me tell you what i WanNa do and you tell me what you think I say the one thing I really, WanNa. Do is required there because through background check and he was like, Oh, well, I'm for that I'm for that. I, mean that's what I want, and soon as you get into the conversation about the actual policies, you can find tons of common ground and I think that by admitting that we don't actually think it's constitutional to take away your weapons that. We just make it a lot harder for people like the NRA are the gun owners are America to foist this mythology on folks that follow them. I could not agree more with you I totally agree and I find that with most issues that if you actually have a conversation with someone and point out, you know especially people that have such hard hard. Ends but point out why you feel that way. But the problem is we don't talk to each other anymore and the other problem is that nuances dead were trying to come up with slogans instead of having conversations and it's unfortunate because I don't know how we progress with that were all responsible for that I mean I do a lot of work on. Twitter but every six months I think to myself man maybe I should step back because you know when you could only communicate your thoughts these days in these short bites of information that contributes to nuance disappearing and we've all got to be better well, it's why I started the podcast so I would have more than than characters to describe what I'm feeling. My final question is just what gives you hope. What gives me hope is both a story of the long term in the short term I'll go back to the book. I, can I tell the story in the book of the dramatic long term decline in violence in this world we think of this world today as being a wildly violent place in it is still far too violent people being killed in wars and on the streets of American cities but there is so much less violence today. than. There was in this world five hundred years ago or a thousand years ago in the overall trajectory of humankind is that violence goes like this because we come up with ways to control those instincts that we talked about, and so that gives me hope. But in the short term people like Lucic, me hope like loosening bathroom lost her son in a horrific act of gun violence people told her she was crazy to run for Congress in. A Republican district in Georgia she not only ran for Congress, but she didn't hide who she was. She went out there and said I care about my son I care about changing the nation's gun laws here I am and she one and we've got a majority in the House that would pass the kind of laws. It will reduce violence in this country. So the fact there are so many heroes like that that are willing to stand up. And speak to this moment on top of this long term trajectory that just tells me if we keep at it, we will do better. All of that gives me hope and I don't know I have to have hope I mean I chose a profession in which there's twenty thousand reasons every day just feel like you're banging your head against the wall, but I choose to be United States senator and grateful for like you because I have that. To the apparatus of hope well, I'm always right by your side March and right next to you. So please call on me if I could be of service and thank you so.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"I think you're the right person to ask this question to and I think about this often when there is an act of violence, it feels like it has a long tail right? There's this explosive moment but so much continues to follow that act. Can you talk about the ripple effect of violence especially in your experience with Sandy Hook me sort of start where my book begins my book begins now with Sandy Hook is this really isn't a book about Sandy Hook my book begins with the murder of a young man. Hartford name Shane Oliver Shane Oliver. was killed a mile from where I grew up two months before Sandy Hook us. Twenty years old use the twentieth victim of gun violence. In Hartford that year killed by another twenty year old and he got killed in a fight over a girl yet in an argument over over some things that some people are saying about his girlfriend, he threw a punch the kid kitty threw the punch went to the car pulled out a legal weapon shot chain Oliver so many times that he died. Hours in. So there's tales moving both ways from that, right? So Shane's entire life was about violence threat of violence to him violence that he did others he had a disability, and so he learned how to fight at a really young age in order to protect himself he set up a water bottle selling business when he was ten as an excuse to tell the drug dealers that he didn't. WanNa work for them that summer his entire life was about sort of moderating the violence around him but I I, came into. Contact with his family at the arraignment of the young man who shot him his mother, she just broke she broke and she got into a fight inside the courtroom. She was I think lunging at the assailant ended up punching a marshal in she was arrested and I had to sort of insert myself to try to help her out. You know she got offers from friends of Shane's to take justice into their own hands in order to be retributive for his murder, and so the violent incident that happens on that day in. Both has a tale that precedes it and a tale that comes after it and I think we have to recognize that every single murdered in this country has attached to it. Twenty people on average who experience sexual life altering diagnosis trauma, and sometimes that trauma leads to another murder, sometimes that trauma to loss of a job but the ripple effects are just endless. The extra mass shootings are obviously endless. Newtown Connecticut will never ever be the same, but the ripple effects from just that one murder on the twentieth day of October in two thousand and twelve are kind of hard to track their so big as well and what about the economic ripple effects? The economic ripple effects are substantial to. Gun violence isn't only devastating. It's expensive. The data shows gun violence cost the US economy about two hundred, twenty, nine, billion dollars a year that figure is a combination of lost income employer cost police response, and healthcare treatment. These neighborhoods that become violent neighborhoods are neighborhoods that businesses stay away from that banks redline. What we have done as a nation is decide that we're GONNA compartmentalized poverty and compartmentalize violence and a handful of places, and it limits the opportunities of all these kids. Shame couldn't even conceive of a future that involved going to college right in becoming a professional. You just didn't sort of have those role models or those experiences two point two and. That is in part because by just shoving violence into a handful of places, we also greatly limit the opportunities that all these kids in all these families in for the most part this country is okay with it because they're black people and they're people of color and their people different than us, and I never really ever have to go into the north end of Hartford experience for myself or worry about it for myself. So I'll just wall. Myself off to and forget about it and illicit. That was me for a long time. I mean I wasn't doing it without level of consciousness but I grew up right next to Shane and I didn't know what was going on in the north end of Hartford, and even when I knew about it as a young member of Congress wasn't working every day on it, and now I am in the books purposes to try to get more people. To care that level. Well, in your book, you talk about the violence that we ignore part which focuses on suicide I lost one of my dearest friends and my makeup artist for twenty years to suicide about seven years ago, and I have this fight all the time when the gun lobby tries to discount gun suicides when talking about gun violence and I think it's something. So important to counter what other violence do you think that we ignore? I think this is a really important part of the violence that we ignore in guns are a really important part of this story. Sixty percent of gun deaths or suicides and more than half suicides in the US involved guns the report says the states with high rates of gun ownership like Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho Montana West Virginia, and Wyoming also have the highest rates of gun suicide. The most sort of stunning statistic is the guns are successful in ninety five percent of the occasions in which they are used. In suicide attempt, other methods of suicide are successful at rates that look like three percent or five percent. When you try to commit suicide by drug overdose, your three percent of time when you should a gun at yourself, you're successful ninety percent of the time and so because thoughts of fleeting, they're only with you often for twenty or thirty minutes before they disappear that easy. Access to the gun is the difference between life-or-death. I talk a lot as well in this book about domestic violence that coercive violence that we discussed before, just how a relationship has changed by gun being present and the too many times in which it's actually used on a domestic partner I talked a little bit about accidental shootings in this book as well. Increasingly we are. Seeing. Guns go off by mistake just because folks aren't locking guns up in their houses and so there are all of these different types of violence in our country that don't get the attention at the mass shootings have actually make up the lion's share of violent incidents. So how do we move past something that seems so inherent in our identity it is part of our. Identity and we have to I admit that and again that's the case I'm trying to make admit that this is part of America's makeup and that means frankly that we have a greater responsibility to deal with it. But to the extent that I offer some tough words for my side of the Political Ledger Dude in two ways I, it's a challenge to not think that. Changing gun laws alone is going to fix. This violence is worst when it comes at the hands of a gun. But if you don't change the economic or of this country, you are not going to do everything. We can in order to reduce violence. Frankly, we not an outlier internationally on side rates as much as we are on homicide rates. Are there other things that? Are Explaining violence than just the gun. The other thing that I say in this book that will surprise some people and that I've already gotten some for is that I actually believe through the study I didn't reading this book that there is probably a constitutional in common law right to private gun ownership but that right can be heavily regulated. I think our founding fathers probably. Believed that people should be able to own weapons, but they also believe the government should be able to heavily regulate that right register. Those weapons decide who can own them who can own them decide what after weapons can be onto what can't and I think would be much more likely to make progress is a movement if we just conceded that there is that right and. About taking it away. We're just arguing.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"It's interesting to me when you think about at what point issues become political right and I feel a gun violence is one of those issues where you're like, how did this become about the second amendment when children are dying in classrooms? Like how did we get to this point? It's the same thing I feel with the pandemic how did we get to the point where wearing a mask to save other people's lives is a political statement? Do you have any thoughts on that? No I think about this all the time because you and I often get accused of. Politicizing tragedy right I. in fact, at Washington Post headline written about me years ago that made my stuff cringe with panic that said something like the senator who's okay with politicizing tragedies and I don't even get what that means because the only way that you solve the gun violence epidemic is by passing laws that put less illegal weapons on our streets that lift up communities who are economically desperate. So they have other mechanisms to survive other than violence that legislative change comes through the political process, and so I'm just sort of looking for the most direct pathway to reduce. The violence they don't say that a detective is politicizing murder because he goes and tries to solve it in the twenty four hours after it happens just like politicizing a mass shooting because I say shortly thereafter that if you don't pass universal background checks or ban assault weapons, these murders are GonNa continue to happen ever leave no problem with being political because it is the political process, it's ultimately going to fix all of this. That word is just kind of become weirdly pejorative I'm more interested in the ideas that parties have taken up certain issues as being one. Side versus the other when something like gun violence keeping our kids safe at school stopping pandemic, civil rights all of these things that are such partisan issues feel like it should just be for the betterment of humanity and I don't know how we come back from this place but let me ask you this in just like philosophical psychological sense. Do you feel that guns fuel violence or does our impulse towards violence field gun sales in America I? Wish there was a straight answer to that but his both from the beginning of human history, we have this biological instinct inside. US to fear those that are outside of our tribe and I wish that didn't sit inside us but it does and so that's why somebody like Donald Trump can have forty five percent approval ratings even as the country's melting down around us because he plays to this sort of biological instincts to fear others and to see people who are different from us as threats even though they aren't and that does fuel the gun sales in this country but it is also true that the reason why America has a violence rate on a murder rate. That's twenty times out. Of Most of our neighbors is because of easy access to guns the reason why suicides are happening in this country at elevated rates is because access to guns as far too easy. So it is all connected to each other and leaders who WanNa play upon that biological instincts to fear those people that are different they unfortunately over and over and over again, human history find success, and in this country that easy access to weapons makes that kind of demagoguery even more dangerous. Yeah and you mentioned the connection and to me, it just feels like there is a real distinct. Link between. So many of our worst traits and violence, and what I mean by that is like the Patriarchy and sexism racism greed, what do you think is the underlying force that connects all of these things and I think it's a really important question but it's why I spent some time at the beginning talking about the history of violence human beings learned pretty quickly that if nothing else works physical dominance in superiority is a easy resort in order to maintain a hierarchy and there are all sorts of different hierarchies in this country, some of them can be maintained without. Violence but of them need violence and we have done that to each other as a species for very very long time, and again, our willingness to allow guns to flood into this country just make that tactic even easier. I spend a bunch of times talking about domestic violence and I talked about the fact that there's a whole bunch of different kinds of domestic bouncers. The stuff we read about which is when a gun actually gets fired but the real most pervasive kind of domestic violence involving guns doesn't evolve that ever being fired. It just involves that gun being around. So the latest fight concerns the violence. against. Women Act, which contains a provision to ensure that people convicted convicted of stalking or abusing their dating partners rather than only spouses or family members cannot own guns. Now, I really want to emphasize again the word convicted in this legislation. So this is not about people who are accused of stalking orb using their partners. This is about people who have been convicted of doing so and so the new version of the violence against Women Act would take guns away from these individuals who do pose a threat because of their conviction. Of course. NRA's oppose. I tell the story of a boyfriend who would just casually bring the gun out during arguments with his girlfriend never fired it at her. She never actually felt like he was going to but it changed the dynamic of their relationship and coercive violence in relationships with a gun is just ever-present is a really big part of reality out there. That's a story that was important to tell. Well, I think you're right. You mentioned. The word hierarchy before and it made me think about how so much of this violence stems from people thinking or being conditioned to believe that they have ownership over other people right. Violence Women and rape stems back to the time when men had ownership over their wives same thing with the enslaved and I think that you can connect Patriarchy and sexism and racism and greed to that idea of ownership and what you're entitled to. So I just wanted to bring that up. Because as you were talking, I was thinking well, maybe it has to do with the fact that people have felt entitled because of some ancient ownership not even contract just spoken known identity and that's exactly right I. Think it is about your identity being tied into the hierarchy you inherit you are taught your entire life in many places in in many families in this country that. White people are supposed to occupy place in society and have color are supposed to occupy someplace different than males are supposed to be here in females are supposed to be here and when you fear that reality is being upset than sometimes panic and again with this easy access to weapons that panic often turns to disaster very very quickly. I wonder if we're also hardwired to fear the other because we are an evolution from something. Like if you were in the wild and you saw something that was other than what you're used to that might be a threat someone.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"I was the same age as these parents who were grappling with the loss of their six and seven year olds in Newtown and as I got to know them at a very personal level I felt to emotions one just a sense of kinship that I needed to do something to honor those kids. But also just immortal sense of embarrassment maybe a month or so after Sandy Hook I get invited. To a community meeting in the north. End. Of Hartford I tell the story in the book they are met by a whole bunch of grieving African American parents who have been living in these killing fields of the north end for decades, and they just look at me and they say, where have you been right? What were you doing? You've been in office for fifteen years and now you care about gun. Violence why did it take the murder of Twenty Kids in Newtown when twenty kids had already been killed here in Hartford before newtown even happen this year and so for me I maybe I'm trying to make up for lost time because I should have been working on this issue before newtown but it did awaken to the reality of gun violence everywhere in his nation and so that's why this book. I. Take the time to talk about the mass shootings but then to talk about Bourbon violence and then to talk about suicide and domestic violence because we have to understand that, well, the new towns in the El Paso, get all the attention a life as a life and whether it's lost on corner in the streets of Baltimore it doesn't hurt the mom any less than if it happens in a mass shooting. And how much do you think the NRA is to blame for the gun violence in America? Well, as I mentioned, we've had elevated levels of gun violence in America for a very long time far before the NRA came along and remember the NRA in its initial incarnation actually was writing America's gun control laws. The early gun control laws of the twenties and thirties pushed at the behest of the NRA. Which back then was organization of responsible gun owners it changes in the nineteen seventies when it gets taken over by a bunch of anti-government right wingers again, that story is in this book as well, and so I don't know that you can say that the NRA is responsible for America's gun violence epidemic. What you can say is that the NRA over the course of the last forty years has effectively stopped. US from enacting measures that would reduce gun violence. What's wrong with this picture? It's from a CNN townhall on gun violence held just days after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland Florida on one side, you've got the parents, teachers and students who survived the shooting and on the other you've got Dana Lash a spokeswoman for the NRA who's famous for saying things like it will perish in the. Political flames of their own fires. This is what the modern Gunderman it looks like America. We're so used to hearing from the NRA that we don't really question it when we see them on TV anymore but talking to the NRA has turned the gun control debate into a confusing frustrating mess. We don't say that no one has a right to free speech I mean, are we talking about prevention or not? Exactly. What gun companies were hoping for we've learned a lot about how to reduce gun violence and we've had moments when we've been very effective like in the nineteen nineties, the NRA has been the political obstacle to progress over the.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"Chris Murphy. Is a United States senator from Connecticut before his election to the Senate in twenty twelve, he served in the House of Representatives. He's the author of the remarkable new book, the violence inside us, which is now available to order. For Black, Americans, it's felt like the. Racism, choking the nets of black people for more than a century. vitas. How can you tell black people to be nonviolently and at the same time? Condone. The skinning of white killers into the black community. Fire popularly people doubt sheriff's deputies rushed to Saugus high school reporting to an all-too-familiar call we grow our friends and we just. Cool I. think There's somebody shooting in here is here in New Town Connecticut the site today of a mass shooting this time gunfire aimed at elementary. School. She much. Dear are days when I wish I hadn't been there. There are moments when I try to forget the things that I saw the things that I heard that soul crushing morning at the firehouse in Sandy Hook. Connecticut I'm here today to represent Cortlandt Arrington. I am here today to represent Khadija Pendleton. I. I am here today to represent Tian Thompson who had just sixteen was shot dead in her home here in Washington. DC. I'm Senator Chris. Murphy. I am fighting to end the epidemic of gun violence in this nation. Sorry, not sorry. Thank you so much for joining us. You start out your book by talking about a fistfight that you got into in first grade and I think one of the most striking things you write about that you felt like you were just hardwired to fight. Can you tell me and my listeners that story and what you meant by that? You know this is the introduction by the way. Let's the thanks for having me on. Again this is a topic that both you and I are obviously deeply committed to in this book is really about my study of the issue gun over the last seventy. Years Changed in twenty twelve of the shooting in Connecticut and I think what I wanted to communicate at the beginning of this book is a recognition that there is violence that sits inside all of us that as a species, we are hardwired for violence and well, ninety nine point, nine percent of Americans had never taken a life very few of us have never had a moment in which we didn't at least contemplate putting our hands on someone else. That's because our species is actually more violent, much more violent historically then almost any other and so it's important for us to recognize that so. That we can make changes in the way that we associate with ourselves, the rules that govern us to try to tamp down that instinct, and that's what this book is really about it's about the long human has Rian violence and how we've been pretty effective in controlling it but then America's unique history of violence and how we've been very ineffective in this country at controlling it. It's interesting because you say that we're hardwired for violence and it makes me think of fight flight or freeze, which is our natural response to any kind of danger that response to sits at the bottom of our. Brain stem, which is like the most primitive part of our entire body. It has not evolved at all, and so that is there for survival mechanisms. Right is there for survival mechanisms, but our body has actually sent a message that it doesn't like to use that mechanism. So this stories in the book as well when you experience that fight or flight moment, right when you're presented with such a danger that you either run or you fight back, your body releases a hormone cortisol, and at the moment that hormone is really helpful because it helps you make quick decisions and it gives you a little. Bit more courage and strength. But in the long run cortisol breaks your brain, it breaks your brain and so if you have these fighter flight moments every day or every week, then you literally can't learn you can't relate to other human beings and so why we call the epidemic of violence in this nation of public health epidemic is because kids who live in violent neighborhoods fear for their life every time they walk to the Corner Bodega or their school in the morning, their brains are broken by this hormone that gets released over and over and over again, and so it's no coincidence that. The underperforming schools are all in the highly neighborhoods, kids whether their shot at or not. They simply are different or bodies respond differently because of this constant exposure trauma, and then you add just food vulnerability and how hard it is to find fresh produce and all of those things that helped to restore the brain, restore the body, and then it becomes a whole other issue nourishment makes it very difficult for a child to learn and for a brain to grow. I. Want to ask you how do you think violence in America is different than violence in the rest of the world the first part Of this book is really a story of the trajectory of American violence and what's interesting is that America is actually not a wildly violent place until about the middle of the eighteen hundreds and three things happen there that separate us from the rest of the world and we never returned back to Earth we became a more violent nation and we still are more validation and quickly the three things are in their interesting I. It's the expansion of the slave population in the south. After the invention of the cotton gin more slaves means more violence in the country kind of becomes anesthetize to violence. Numb to it because it's what is necessary in order to just keep our economy together second, you've got all these waves of immigrants coming to the United States in what history tells us is that the more groups in one space at one time the more risk there is for conflicts and violence but then lastly, it's the invention of handgun and the decision of the United States to not regulate that weapon it gets sold in every corner of the United States and all of a sudden common arguments on the street become.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"Thank you so much for joining us. . You start out your book by talking about a fistfight that you got into in first grade and I think one of the most striking things you write about that you felt like you were just hardwired to fight. . Can you tell me and my listeners that story and what you meant by that? ? You know this is the introduction by the way. . Let's the thanks for having me on. Again . this is a topic that both you and I are obviously deeply committed to in this book is really about my study of the issue gun over the last seventy. Years . Changed in twenty twelve of the shooting in Connecticut and I think what I wanted to communicate at the beginning of this book is a recognition that there is violence that sits inside all of us that as a species, , we are hardwired for violence and well, , ninety nine point, , nine percent of Americans had never taken a life very few of us have never had a moment in which we didn't at least contemplate putting our hands on someone else. . That's because our species is actually more violent, , much more violent historically then almost any other and so it's important for us to recognize that so. . That we can make changes in the way that we associate with ourselves, , the rules that govern us to try to tamp down that instinct, , and that's what this book is really about it's about the long human has Rian violence and how we've been pretty effective in controlling it but then America's unique history of violence and how we've been very ineffective in this country at controlling it. . It's interesting because you say that we're hardwired for violence and it makes me think of fight flight or freeze, , which is our natural response to any kind of danger that response to sits at the bottom of our. . Brain stem, , which is like the most primitive part of our entire body. . It has not evolved at all, , and so that is there for survival mechanisms. . Right is there for survival mechanisms, , but our body has actually sent a message that it doesn't like to use that mechanism. . So this stories in the book as well when you experience that fight or flight moment, , right when you're presented with such a danger that you either run or you fight back, , your body releases a hormone cortisol, , and at the moment that hormone is really helpful because it helps you make quick decisions and it gives you a little. . Bit more courage and strength. . But in the long run cortisol breaks your brain, , it breaks your brain and so if you have these fighter flight moments every day or every week, , then you literally can't learn you can't relate to other human beings and so why we call the epidemic of violence in this nation of public health epidemic is because kids who live in violent neighborhoods fear for their life every time they walk to the Corner Bodega or their school in the morning, , their brains are broken by this hormone that gets released over and over and over again, , and so it's no coincidence that. . The underperforming schools are all in the highly neighborhoods, , kids whether their shot at or not. . They simply are different or bodies respond differently because of this constant exposure trauma, , and then you add just food vulnerability and how hard it is to find fresh produce and all of those things that helped to restore the brain, , restore the body, , and then it becomes a whole other issue nourishment makes it very difficult for a child to learn and for a brain to grow. . I. . Want to ask you how do you think violence in America is different than violence in the rest of the world the first part Of this book is really a story of the trajectory of American violence and what's interesting is that America is actually not a wildly violent place until about the middle of the eighteen hundreds and three things happen there that separate us from the rest of the world and we never returned back to Earth we became a more violent nation and we still are more validation and quickly the three things are in their interesting I. . It's the expansion of the slave population in the south. . After the invention of the cotton gin more slaves means more violence in the country kind of becomes anesthetize to violence. . Numb to it because it's what is necessary in order to just keep our economy together second, , you've got all these waves of immigrants coming to the United States in what history tells us is that the more groups in one space at one time the more risk there is for conflicts and violence but then lastly, , it's the invention of handgun and the decision of the United States to not regulate that weapon it gets sold in every corner of the United States and all of a sudden common arguments on the street become deadly because you've got this little weapon that you can hide in your pocket. .
Senator Chris Murphy On The Violence Inside Us
"Thank you so much for joining us. You start out your book by talking about a fistfight that you got into in first grade and I think one of the most striking things you write about that you felt like you were just hardwired to fight. Can you tell me and my listeners that story and what you meant by that? You know this is the introduction by the way. Let's the thanks for having me on. Again this is a topic that both you and I are obviously deeply committed to in this book is really about my study of the issue gun over the last seventy. Years Changed in twenty twelve of the shooting in Connecticut and I think what I wanted to communicate at the beginning of this book is a recognition that there is violence that sits inside all of us that as a species, we are hardwired for violence and well, ninety nine point, nine percent of Americans had never taken a life very few of us have never had a moment in which we didn't at least contemplate putting our hands on someone else. That's because our species is actually more violent, much more violent historically then almost any other and so it's important for us to recognize that so. That we can make changes in the way that we associate with ourselves, the rules that govern us to try to tamp down that instinct, and that's what this book is really about it's about the long human has Rian violence and how we've been pretty effective in controlling it but then America's unique history of violence and how we've been very ineffective in this country at controlling it. It's interesting because you say that we're hardwired for violence and it makes me think of fight flight or freeze, which is our natural response to any kind of danger that response to sits at the bottom of our. Brain stem, which is like the most primitive part of our entire body. It has not evolved at all, and so that is there for survival mechanisms. Right is there for survival mechanisms, but our body has actually sent a message that it doesn't like to use that mechanism. So this stories in the book as well when you experience that fight or flight moment, right when you're presented with such a danger that you either run or you fight back, your body releases a hormone cortisol, and at the moment that hormone is really helpful because it helps you make quick decisions and it gives you a little. Bit more courage and strength. But in the long run cortisol breaks your brain, it breaks your brain and so if you have these fighter flight moments every day or every week, then you literally can't learn you can't relate to other human beings and so why we call the epidemic of violence in this nation of public health epidemic is because kids who live in violent neighborhoods fear for their life every time they walk to the Corner Bodega or their school in the morning, their brains are broken by this hormone that gets released over and over and over again, and so it's no coincidence that. The underperforming schools are all in the highly neighborhoods, kids whether their shot at or not. They simply are different or bodies respond differently because of this constant exposure trauma, and then you add just food vulnerability and how hard it is to find fresh produce and all of those things that helped to restore the brain, restore the body, and then it becomes a whole other issue nourishment makes it very difficult for a child to learn and for a brain to grow. I. Want to ask you how do you think violence in America is different than violence in the rest of the world the first part Of this book is really a story of the trajectory of American violence and what's interesting is that America is actually not a wildly violent place until about the middle of the eighteen hundreds and three things happen there that separate us from the rest of the world and we never returned back to Earth we became a more violent nation and we still are more validation and quickly the three things are in their interesting I. It's the expansion of the slave population in the south. After the invention of the cotton gin more slaves means more violence in the country kind of becomes anesthetize to violence. Numb to it because it's what is necessary in order to just keep our economy together second, you've got all these waves of immigrants coming to the United States in what history tells us is that the more groups in one space at one time the more risk there is for conflicts and violence but then lastly, it's the invention of handgun and the decision of the United States to not regulate that weapon it gets sold in every corner of the United States and all of a sudden common arguments on the street become deadly because you've got this little weapon that you can hide in your pocket.
Trump claims his policies are keeping coronavirus under control
"Has a court of iris statistics continue to rise of the U. S. fears the virus hitting communities across the nation what began as the outbreak in China is now considered to be a worldwide epidemic or even a pandemic CBS news White House correspondent we Jack says the administration is saying is all under control but not everyone believes that from his Florida resort president trump brushed off the chance of coronavirus making its way to the White House even as the mayor of Washington confirmed the first case in the nation's capital no I'm not concerned at all the president showed the same confidence on Twitter claiming we have a perfectly coordinated and fine tune to plan on face the nation Connecticut senator Chris Murphy said there could be thousands of cases in his state even though only two have been confirmed I think we have no concept of the scope of this epidemic yet because we have not been able to test and what is unforgivable is that the administration didn't see this coming there are more than one hundred thousand confirmed cases in more than ninety
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Being boiled to death slowly so we can't tell senator Chris Murphy joins me next on president trump's intelligence community crackdown a new claim about Russian interference in the twenty twenty lessons they with us on C. span radio CNN's that state of the union it continues welcome back to the state of the union and Jake tapper we learned this week that the U. S. intelligence community has warned lawmakers that Russia is already trying to interfere in the twenty twenty presidential race senator Bernie Sanders confirmed a Washington post report that he was briefed by officials that Russia is trying to aid his campaign in the primaries as part of Russia's overall disruption campaign for president trump and a top aide are now denying what it intends intelligence official told lawmakers in a briefing that the Russians have a preference for president trump national security official tells me that the briefer may have overstated in the can't miss characterize intelligence regarding from which as of now does not suggest the Russians have a preference though they do believe they can work with president trump joining me now democratic senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut is a member of the Senate foreign relations committee as senator thanks so much for being here I want to ask about something that national security adviser Robert o'brien was asked in a different show about Russia interfering the twenty twenty election specifically the Bernie Sanders element of it he said quote there are these reports that they want Bernie Sanders to get elected president that's no surprise he honeymooned in Moscow on quote what's your response to that well our national security adviser should stay out of politics and that is a political statement what we know is that the Russians never stopped interfering in American politics if they don't just get involved in elections they are involved every single day and analysis of what they've been doing on Twitter since twenty sixteen has been pretty clear they're weighing in over and over again in support of right wing causes in support of Donald trump's political agenda and of course it stands to reason that they want Donald Trump reelected because he has been a gifted to Russia he is essentially ceded the Middle East Russian interests he has accomplished more in the undermining of NATO than Russia has in the last twenty years and he continues to effectively deny that they have an ongoing political operation here in the United States that by and large is intended to support Donald Trump and his allies so the truck people would push back they would say that he has actually gotten NATO members to spend more on defense than previous presidents have been able to do which is factually correct that he is spending more on the U. S. military than previous presidents which which is also a correct and in fact that you know all of this is hostile to what Russia would want so what we know is that NATO is weaker today than ever before the fact Donald Trump has question whether or not the United States would even come to the defense of our NATO ally in the future is an invitation to Russian continue to probe at our borders and of course the entire impeachment scandal was over the trump administration's weakening of Ukraine taking that country and turning it into just another political actor in the United States which is going to once again sent a message to Russia that vague can I try to move on countries on their periphery without any real consequence from the United States which they have not done we should we should note I wanna ask you Sanders campaign manager cited this quote from a Brian that I read to you in a tweet any suggestion his tweet because Sanders campaign manager that the trump administration leaked classified intelligence without context to weaponize against burning that's a very strong charts you agree well I don't know how that information ultimately came out what I am worried about is the politicization of intelligence by this administration the new acting head of intelligence has no background in Intel he is a trump loyalist and I think we all worry about this administration controlling massive amounts of intelligence massive amounts of classified information and leaking it out to the press one advantages that I have been very worried about the kind of information the trump administration keeps classified there have been multiple instances of the trump administration keeping classified information that might be politically embarrassing to the president but actually doesn't hold any true national security classified information so the weaponization of classified information I think it's something that we are more worried about especially with this new acting director of intelligence are you talking about when they say they're keeping information secret because it might damage anything with the John Bolton book what do you what do you mean the John Bolton book certainly is an example of information that may not actually need to be classified but it's simply embarrassing to the president the information regarding Mike pence's meeting in a regarding Ukraine that was kept classified during the impeachment proceedings involved no classified information the only reason that that was classified was because it would hurt the president's case during the impeachment trial I want to ask about your recent meeting last week and I guess with Iranian foreign minister is a reef in Munich president trump said this week that he thought your meeting was illegal take a listen senator Murphy with the Iranians is that a fact I just saw that on the way over is there anything that I should know because that sounds like to me a violation of the Logan act.
No sign of end to standoff over Trump impeachment trial
"And now to the impeachment debate here in Washington the Senate Republican leader is accusing house speaker Nancy Pelosi and what he is calling shamelessly game playing those comments from senator McConnell came after the speaker again stated she does not plan to send articles of impeachment of the Senate until seeing proposed rules for trial a president trump the continuing standoff between the speaker and the Senate Republican leader focusing on the president's conduct toward Ukraine comes as the president addressed the nation on the hostilities with Iran a crisis that is now over shadowing the impeachment drama from the Senate floor Republican John Thune of South Dakota but as a very straightforward process one as I said that met with the approval of all one hundred senators both Democrats and Republicans back in nineteen ninety nine the Clinton president is seems to me at least to be a fair way in which to proceed and and won that Senate Republicans have agreed to move forward with soul if and when the house Democrats under speaker Pelosi determine that they are ready to send those articles over here seems like maybe they're waiting for something to rescue what I think is an otherwise fairly weak argument that they have to make but when those articles arrive here we will have a process in place in which to move forward and and and get this trial under way in the Senate and hopefully hear the arguments and at some point in I hope in the not too distant future I conclude this and get it behind us in on to the work that the American people I think sent his here to do obviously there is an election coming up in November the first of all we'll start being cast just a few weeks from now in the state of Iowa and New Hampshire and other states followed very closely on by super Tuesday so the election process is already under way and I think that is the means by which most Americans believe we ought to deal with our leadership and in a democratic system of government we have the opportunities people to express our opinions and the voice argues in that manner and I would hope that that is where we can settle these political differences industries that we have that from Republican John Thune of South Dakota on the Senate floor the hill newspaper reporting a democratic senators are quote growing impatient over the delayed start of the impeachment trial some saying it's time for speaker Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate in fact this from democratic senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut telling The Washington Post yesterday quote I think the time is past we should send the articles over reacting to all of that the house democratic caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries of New York sorry say has no the resolution going to like what do you gain by waiting for one of our as speaker has consistently indicated it's very difficult for her to determine who would be appropriate impeachment managers to present the house's case in the absence of understanding the rules of engagement and what the contours of a trial would look like beyond of course chairmanship and chairman Nadler who one would think we're going to be logical choices and participants to lead the effort but what we have seen over the last several weeks all the additional disclosure of documents that continue to highlight that the president did abuse his power by targeting an American citizen for political gain while withholding intentionally three hundred and ninety one million dollars in military aid from a vulnerable Ukraine additional documents subsequent to the speaker's decision to hold the articles have come out that's a gain in terms of information to the American people and we've also seen during this period of time that a critically important potential witness John Bolton has said he will testify if subpoenaed John Bolton had direct communication with the president about this sordid matter and abuse of power and we know from testimony from doctor Fiona hill characterize this whole scheme as a drug deal and the president's main operative Rudolph Giuliani as a hand grenade that from democratic congressman who keen Jeffries part of the house democratic leadership in this note regarding the house California governor Gavin Newsom today saying that he will not call for a special election in the district held by resigning Republican congressman Duncan hunter saying that we received his letter of resignation based on the timing a special election will not be called Duncan hunter officially steps down next Monday after pleading guilty to charges of campaign finance
House Democrats Announce Articles of Impeachment
"The House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President trump including abuse of power. Judiciary Committee Chair jerrold Nadler made the announcement is an impeachable offense for the president. Is it into exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or in injuring during the national interest. That is exactly what President Trump did when he solicited and pressured Ukraine to interfere in our two thousand twenty presidential election thus damaging our national security undermining the integrity of the next election and violating his oath to the American people the second article relates to obstruction of Congress. Democrats alleged president trump prevented at least nine officials goals from testifying and blocked the federal government from sharing documents with lawmakers joining me. Now Is Wall Street Journal reporter Chaban Hughes Chevron what can you tell us about. Democrats strategy in narrowing down to two articles of impeachment against the President and Democrats had a couple of big goals. They wanted to keep their caucus together and they wanted to present a case to the American people that was clear and muddled both of those goals. Help explain why. Democrats limited their articles of impeachment only to focus on obstruction of congress and abuse of power. For what was left out was a charge of obstruction of justice and what's significant about that is obstruction of justice. Is the charge that would have covered did donald trump's actions as detailed and special counsel Robert Muller's report and that report. Mr Muller painted a picture of a president who obstructed justice on at least five occasions according to an analysis by Democrats and others that includes trying to get then White House is counsel Don mcgann to force Robert Mueller out of office to basically take him off of the probe and then in other cases to try to get Mr Muller to narrow his probe that focused only on future meddling and what happened in twenty sixteen for a lot of Democrats especially the thirty one democrats in the district's but Donald Trump won. That would have been a bridge too far it would have been a stretch. Some of those Democrats had said the only reason they were willing to vote for articles. Live impeachment this time with because of the Ukraine probe. Not because of anything that had happened before. And then and that's he Pelosi wanted to keep her caucus together. I'm glad you mentioned that. Because of course this impeachment inquiry is proceeding against the backdrop of heading into the two thousand twenty elections. And I'm curious how much that plays into to the calculus here in terms of which articles to seek and how for Democrats are willing to go here. Democrats have publicly stated that their their motivations are not at all political that they're acting out of a desire to really stand up for the constitution. But it's pretty clear that electoral L. Politics are certainly in the backdrop and that it does help. Democrats limit their risk by focusing only on two articles of impeachment. uh-huh it inoculate them from charges. That Democrats are broadly negative against Mr Trump and are willing to throw an entire book. Look at him without thoughtfulness consideration. Chaban as we look forward to potentially seeing this on the House floor. How might those electoral politics play out out there? Well in a couple of ways most prominently. The politics will play out in terms of the number of votes that has democrats amass. Nancy Pelosi has a reputation for never bringing something to the floor. That won't pass. She said unless you're passing legislation or resolutions. All you're doing is having a conversation but there is still the risk that some of those thirty one democrats could break with her. So what we are watching for are the numbers of Democrats who ended up defecting and then both parties have been saying that the Senate is unlikely to impeach the president we would need a two-thirds majority they're exactly and Republicans have fifty three votes in the Senate compared with forty seven for Democrats. So what this means is a full twenty. Twenty Republicans would have to side with Democrats and vote to convict the president which is why that seems unlikely. Now Democratic senator. Chris Murphy gave a very very interesting interview last week in which he said he thought as many as five Republicans might side with Democrats and vote in favor of conviction so that would show a party. Hardy rift that would be significant but clearly a far cry from the numbers needed for a conviction. If President Trump Wall Street Journal reporter show Von Hughes keeping keeping us up to date on all the impeachment proceedings
Impeachment investigators slate open hearings for 8 more witnesses
"You can't get enough of watching the impeachment enquiring this is going to be your week when the cat in reports as going to be at least eight witnesses before the Judiciary Committee Michael one of the high profile witnesses will be Gordon summoned the US ambassador to the European Union democratic representative Sean Maloney tells A. B. C.'s this week silence testimony is key ambassador song one who at the president's instruction told the Ukrainians either go to a microphone and announce an investigation of the bonds or they will not be military assistance that is solicitation of a bribe Gordon Simon gave a closed door deposition to the committee and later amended his testimony I don't know why he decided to ultimately come clean democratic senator Chris Murphy on CNN's state of the union this assignment has to decide whether his primary loyalty is to America or whether his primary loyalty is to the president of the United States the truth according to Republican representative Jim Jordan is that there was no quid pro quo no bribery know anything like there's there's all kinds of talk about this but they did it happen Jordan made his comments on CBS's face the nation on ABC's this week Republican representative Chris Stewart said that's why the American people need to hear from the whistle blower how in the world can you impeach the president added states and never hear from the person who started that process house speaker Nancy Pelosi tells CBS you will not allow president trump to bully the whistleblower who is protected by federal law makes sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower policy says the president has already taken great pains to intimidate others including former US ambassador to Ukraine Maria von of it many are asking how long will this go on it is self evident that we have open hearings for the next week and then says speaker Pelosi we'll have to see
The curious release of military aid to Ukraine
"Talking about impeachment ten what Ukraine's president told them I'm J. Metzler fox news they are members of the Senate foreign relations committee charged with delivering military aid that Congress approved for Ukraine and the trump administration put on hold Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy telling Chuck Todd today on NBC's meet the press presents Lynskey dispensed with the formalities of the meeting he started to immediately talk about the fact that this eight had been suspended it was that important to him because of his soldiers were dying on the front without American he knew this aid was a suspended at this point in time right he when when is this meeting he knew this aid was suspended this was on September fifth okay and he had clearly been communicated to at that point that he needed to get these investigations started in order for the aid to be turned back on responding to president trump who insist that no pressure was put on the Ukrainians and they've said so publicly Murphy says they're so desperate they'd say anything to be on the president's good side also on meet the press Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson who says to GOP representatives on the house intelligence committee want to know what he knows I got a letter last night from a person of Jordan Nunez asking for basically my telling of the Vance I'll be working that today so I will lay out what I know in terms this and so are you going to testify on surface up from my perspective now do you know they're not going to call me because certainly Adam Schiff what we want we want to be called by the Senate there's screaming separation there no impeachment hearings scheduled tomorrow but a full slate of witnesses on tap for
Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump withheld Ukraine money because of country's massive corruption, not quid pro quo
"Republicans say there was no quid pro quo when president trump froze military aid to Ukraine this past summer Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson said on NBC the president was only concerned about corruption in the country not about an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden who is already leaning toward providing that finding on August thirty first my guess is that it is never would've been exposed that funding would have been restored and our relation you crane would be far better off than it is today Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy said on CNN there's more to the story now the planes are always going to try to put a good spin on this Ukrainians are going to come out and accused the president of extortion why because they are presently reliance on the good will of Donald Trump in order to keep that country safe it if they can't take on the president because at any moment he could stop the security aid once more the public impeachment hearings will continue this week CBS news update I
Trump says DNA test confirms death of ISIS leader in Syria raid
"The leader of ISIS is dead speaking at the White House this morning president trump claimed victory well announcing his death US special operations forces executed a dangerous and daring nighttime raid in northwestern Syria and accomplished their mission in grand style how Baghdadi was killed during a raid by US military in northwest Syria on Saturday trump says DNA test results confirmed that the person killed is the ISIS leader senator Chris Murphy is giving credit to president trump for authorizing the U. S. raid in Syria that killed the ISIS leader is big news it's important news in a cruise to the benefit of US national security and and I congratulate the entire team that made this possible the Connecticut Democrat told CNN's state of the union that the killing is indeed good news but more needs to be done in that region you're listening to NBC
2 Giuliani associates connected to Ukraine probe arrested — live updates
"Big breaking news story today because there was at least one day to foreign business associates of Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been charged with a scheme to route foreign money into US elections this according to a newly unsealed indictment their names are alleged Parnis and eager fruman they were arrested last night at Dose International Airport as they attempted to leave the country and what we learned from the the FBI's announced in today is they were in the possession of a one way ticket out of the country interesting by the way they lunch yesterday in DC with Rudy Giuliani I wonder who tipped them off about the indictment I'm guessing someone's going to investigate that someone tipped them off because they were getting ready to flee the country just saying they have been under investigation by the US attorney his office in Manhattan and they were in court in Virginia today actually I the last I checked before we came on the air the judge had said something along the lines of okay so the judge is holding them over oh they're so every time I look on twitter there's more stuff like this Chuck Schumer said there are now new reports very troubling that the two Giuliani Associates are being indicted on criminal charges by the Southern District of New York Giuliani has been involved to his neck in this entire mess he has an obligation to testify under growth so he can be asked questions okay Rebecca Ball Haas from the Wall Street Journal says Rulli Rudy Giuliani tells the Wall Street Journal that they were headed to Vienna for business reasons year right he says they've traveled there between three and six times in the last two months and that he was scheduled to me with them and they were turned in the coming days then why didn't they have a return ticket you know by an open ended ticket if you don't know when you're coming back just saying the judge I guess was deciding on bail or or something yeah I mean every almost every tweet I feed is about them let me go back to the indictment according to the indictment parnis fruman and other defendants conspired to circumvent the Federal Laws Against Barn influence by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal office so that the defendants could buy potential influ silence with them the indictment says partisan fruman committed to raising twenty thousand dollars or more in two thousand eighteen for a quote then sitting US congressman well we'll identify that person in moment from whom they also sought help in removing the US ambassador to Ukraine who is removed not too long ago by the trump administration she's the one who supposed to be testifying tomorrow but although she's no longer the US ambassador Ukraine and she's still works for the State Department therefore their prohibition on anyone cooperating with Congress will probably come into play but of course they haven't said what's going to happen tomorrow yet anyway back to the indictment Fruman donated twenty seven hundred dollars to this congressman identified in the indictment has congressman one and also gave in Parnassus name both of them donated to Dallas area were public representative Pete Sessions who actually lost in twenty eighteen and is trying to make a comeback in in a waco based district and is believed to be congressman one as referenced in the indictment that would be pete sessions no relation to although they seem to share the same amount of brain cells to simplify Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted out let's be clear about what just happened the two russian-born ringleaders of the Ukraine scandal just got arrested for making hundreds of thousands of dollars of illegal contributions to trump's really Shen F. Y. I. None of this is on the level so that's what that's what Chris Murphy said here's Bill Sweeney he's the assistant director of the FBI's New York field office in their little press announcement of the indictment just about an hour ago last night at Washington does International Airport the FBI live in Eagle on campaign finance related charges as they attempted to leave the United States Andre Kukushkin was arrested in San Francisco shortly thereafter David Korea the fourth individual charged in today's indictment is in our custody campaign finance dance laws exists for a reason the American people expect and deserve an election process that has not been corrupted by the influence of foreign interest and the public has a right to know the true source of campaign contributions laws make up the fabric of who we are as a nation these allegations are not about some technicality a civil violation or an error on a form this investigation is about corrupt behavior deliberate lawbreaking you hear that the FBI takes the obligation tackle corruption seriously there are no exceptions to this rule we gather evidence we collect facts and we will act on them when appropriate as Jeff mentioned our investigation will continue the investigation will continue so that's the official word from the FBI now I recorded this update from NBC News a few hours ago things may have changed since then but this is Tom Winter on the arrest of these to what you know all the news reports are identifying them as russian-born they are but from what I can gather what I understand is they're both American citizens now according to the indictment outer about may or in June of two thousand eighteen partisan firm and the two people that were talking about committed to raise twenty thousand dollars more for them sitting US congressman identified as congressman number one in addition to that they were going to raise some funds here I'm just going to kind of skim through this As far as another account that he had at around the same time foreignness infirm and committed to raising those funds for Congressman Parnasse met with Congressman one in soccer Congressman's assistance in causing the government to remove or recall the then US ambassador to Ukraine parties efforts to remove the ambassador were conducted at least in part at the request of one or more Ukrainian government officials moreover in an effort to reach their contribution commitment to congressman one of their political goals in about June two thousand eighteen after Framingham already made the maximum seventy twenty seven hundred dollar contribution a congressman one paid for another minimum twenty seven hundred contract Asian to congressman that was made in reported in Parnassus name essentially what we're talking about here is that these people were donating directly in illegally into a den sitting US Congressperson lovely clear if that person is still in Congress they're not identified in the court papers in order to remove a recall the bastard or something that actually did occur dishes that they describe how money came from a foreign national through these men as part of their conspiracy it'd be donated to those political causes mentioned before as you stated both are expected to appear in court later today I'm just going through the indictment now it's twenty one page and diepen that's been handed up and has just become unsealed that's why we have a copy of it this is now the second time that a foreign national or foreign nationals have been able to you basically flow of money through US persons into a political account or campaign account or some sort of a grow president trump fund that's Tom Winners from NBC News since that a report there's been more developments just just coming one after another after another here's a couple a kaitlan collins of CNN tweeted the US Attorney said the three hundred and twenty five thousand dollar donate shen get that amount that partisan firm and made to committee one I think that's congressman one it should have been one of the largest donations it had received CNN has ident- Oak Committee CNN has identified that committee as America first action it's chaired by Linda McMahon the former head of the small business administration oh I didn't realize she was already out okay then Rudy Giuliani's indicted UK Ukraine henchman gave thousands of dollars to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Oh and the dragnet gets wider and wider lovely there's all kinds of stuff empty wheel our friend Marcy Wheeler tweeted so three days ago doubt he's the attorney represent joining these two guys who used to be trump's attorney member the Chunky Guy Anyway three days ago dowd says Parnasse and Fruman won't testify then the White House releases Cipriani's letter that a page letter refusing to cooperate and DOJ says USB Nixon was wrongly decided then Rudy lunches with the accused criminals then they try to flee the country oh what a tangled web we weave yeah
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination and we are all ordinary people but we had have extraordinary determination because we know that if we don't choose to stand up then this epidemic of slaughter continues go on welcome to episode seven of how we win this is your weekly field report chronicling the riveting run up to the two thousand twenty election all over the country ordinary people are doing ordinary things we'll give you the tools that you need to jump in and make a difference right now the best antidote for anxiety is action today's episode is a special look at the presidential gun safety Stephen I took a trip to Las Vegas to talk to the people who are making a difference fighting to end this epidemic of gun violence I reset down with the junior senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy he talks about what it was like to run for office at such a young age and gives us a glimpse inside the gun legislation debate in the Senate then we're going to hear about the progress that has been made to fight gun violence over the last seven years from the executive director of Gifford's you don't WanNa miss any of these updates let's I'm Steve Pearson Mariah Craven and this is how we win the president of the United States has to stand up to the NRA and say enough is enough. I'm not going to any longer accept your false choice you're either in favor of the second amendment or you want to take everyone's guns away we've seen just over the last few months the ground ship the center of gravity moves so much further into the direction of commonsense gun policy there is a moral power that comes from a student of child anyone looking into the eyes of somebody in authority and by authority I mean anybody old enough to vote that sets off a voice in the back of your head that says do not let this person down that's what we have right now a government that works really well for the gun industry it's not working for our families and we got a chance to around twenty twenty implicated it is not about them it's not the NRA it's not just the corporate gun lobby it's US we all have to take responsibility truly extraordinary moment in Las Vegas last week where a lot of presidential candidates talk about gun safety and gun reform that's right they had ten of the top candidates committed unfortunately Bernie had his heart issues he wasn't able to attend but nine candidates talking about the issue of gun violence and giving their ideas and plans for combating it yet and we at an opportunity to be there and talked to some folks that are just doing incredible work on this issue can't wait for everyone to hear them yeah gave me a lot of hope it really did I I learned a lot being there and talking to Senator Murphy and Peter Ambler who is the executive actor of giffords and we also talked to other activists including some of the march for our lives organizers that will will have four future show but seeing what progress has really been made in the last seven years and where our national dialogue is with this rate was was enlightening for me yeah and it's hard to remember that when we have these devastating moments month after month in some cases week after week but to hear from the people doing this work every day is is make a difference in how people this topic I think yeah but before we do that we have to talk about impeachment don't we we to talk as has always about a lot of things with trump and impeachment in in the world that we're living in is just sort of one of many things going on I mean we talk about it as being that bright shiny thing rat is easy to distract from the concrete work that we can be doing volunteers and activists right now but it's important to look like it's just you know bananas first of all in his great and unmatched wisdom is talk like that I mean I've heard you talk like that but not like you know trump and my personalities similar but this is trump tweeting after he got pushback for once about his foreign policy genius with Turkey and basically leaving the Kurds he's he's basically yeah he's basically serving up uh-huh agenda on a platter to him right and seems to be in a hurry to do it because you know there's a lot of action from our elected officials are Democrats that we elected to the House that are working hard to do the job we sent them there to do which is put a check on trump holding MM accountable no one is above the law right we're not seeing the same action from the Senate and you can't help but notice that as polls show that more Americans are in favor of impeachment the craziness coming out of that White House just escalates and that's a good point the polls are showing there's more favorability for the impeachment inquiry and also actually having him removed from office we need to keep amplifying that because that's what these representatives need is they need the public behind them to to be able to move forward so in that vein we also swing left launched a House Defense Fund okay which raises money for our freshmen who have come out for impeachment and Franklin Republicans are raising a lot of money on this issue too we can't forget that impeachment has been a huge boon to the Republicans they're raising millions and millions of dollars off of it and we have some freshmen to defend who are in very vulnerable seats and were willing to come out in favor of impeachment and now they've got some targets on their campaign because of it so we'll have a link on our site the swing left dot org slash podcast site for you to donate to the House Defense Fund and the other thing that we always talk about with impeachment is the Senate and we're seeing even more reasons why the Senate is where it's at it's important we take the Senate away from the death grip of Mitch McConnell Supreme Courts back in session right the Supreme Court is hearing a case on discrimination of DBQ people in the workplace in is it okay to fire someone because of how they identify right could you ever imagine when we made so much progress during the last administration that we would have a supreme court contemplating whether it's okay to fire someone for being gay or trade hands it reminds me of what Congresswoman Karen Bass said when we interviewed her that we think we're fighting these battles and we win some of these battles that we've won and we can keep moving forward but this administration has shown us that those things can always be pushed back and that we have to keep fighting and it feels like a Sisyphean task allowed time with the boulder rolling back down but this is why added core the Republicans are willing to go along with this madman who is running their party like a cult leader right because of the Supreme Court right because of these conservative judges they've been able to put in so it's scary but we need to as you said before send maybe her Vitamins need to take back the Senate yeah that's a that's a great point that no matter how much progress is made we can never let down and so this new wave of activism has to continue to bring more people into the fold we gotta bring more voters into the fold and we have to stay in aged you know it's not just our I think we all need to take are vitamins right that's a good point yeah see strong they drink lots of water we get dehydrated to easy okay now I'm going into health this is turning to a health pod so let's register some voters in these important swing states Senate states if you're in Arizona if you're in Colorado if you're in North Carolina if you're in main if you're in Texas these are Senate states where we really need to register more voters so if you are anywhere near those states Get out there and registered voters you can put in your zip code into swing left find canvases if you're close by there had that face to face contact start registering voters now if you're from afar then you can write letters to those voters you can use vote forward that we partner with swing left We need to get more Democrats registered in these important states we also have some work to do with Virginia ah which we're we're talking long-term we're talking twenty twenty and now we're talking next month yeah yeah and and you notice interesting I've been thinking a lot about Virginia and what this election coming up next month means because first of all is going to have huge sound waves right the results of this election for both the Democratic Party and the Republicans you know trump and the Republicans are eyeing this race in Virginia because they want to see where our activists basis and if we can actually do this the other thing that I was thinking of is you know we have like take back the White House I mean we have the the White House we have to take back the Senate he know this but in a way that's like the duct tape on our democracy right that's the immediate thing that we have to do to stay opt this horrible damage that's going on but the long game right where we're gonNA build sustained power is these local legislatures especially before the census that's why Virginia is so critical the Republicans are great at doing this they have built power through local legislatures for decades and that's why they've been able to disenfranchise voters gerrymander these districts and stay in power even though the majority of us are progressive so agenda is just so important right so we're trying to flip the state legislature in Virginia there are twenty seeds that swing left has idead that flippable and will make a huge difference and need some support in the in the next few weeks because that election is in November yeah it's coming up soon and again you can make phone calls we were plugged in with these candidates we need to house of delegates seats to states that Senate seats we already have the governor so then we'll have the TRIFECTA and we can make some real long-term change and send a message to the Republicans in trump right now that we have not gone anywhere and we will not go anywhere so please volunteer help out Virginia right now that's should be like what you're thinking about what you're doing and you're an interesting thing a new poll has shown that gun reform is a top issue for Virginia voters so this is something you're hashing it about and I think if you're listening to this you probably are they need to hear from other people who are encouraging them to vote around this issue because Democrats in Virginia have some solutions that people are excited about yeah that's a really good point and a great segue into the the gun perform in the interviews that we talked about because seven years ago the gun issue was kinda toxic to politicians running for office and Democrat yeah yeah they they couldn't even really talk about it openly and now because of this great work led in large part by young people by the Parkland students for our lives organizers and others it's been a top issue and it's it's right up there with health care and climate change so I'm excited for you guys hear about our interviews that we did remotely from the field and if you weeks were excited to bring you interviews with two young women for March for our lives who are going to talk about the outstanding at that organization is doing right we want to do an episode just about organizing with young people in the great work that they're doing so that's Kinda come up at a couple of weeks but now we're going to hear from Senator Chris Murphy.
House Democrats to meet as Trump impeachment drumbeat grows
"All the presidents in New York the big issue in Washington remains is July phone call with Ukraine's leader I worry now is that the president is attempting to rig the upcoming elections and he's trying to enlist foreign governments to help him do that we have to draw the line senator Chris Murphy as his fellow Democrats in the house plan to meet this afternoon to discuss impeachment they are demanding to see the whistle blower complaint that sparked this controversy ahead of testimony on Thursday from the acting director of national intelligence that the president again when arriving at the when called this a witch hunt two nine he delayed military aid to Ukraine unless that country investigates Joe Biden and his son's business dealings now the president claims the transcript will exonerate him if you let this one out of the bag well then do the Democrats start say what we want to see transcripts of all your calls with Putin and then do Republicans reciprocate by saying what we want to
Whistleblower complaint stems from Trump's call with Ukraine's president
"The latest from a whistleblower filing a formal complaint about a call president trump had earlier this summer with a foreign leader reported to be the president of Ukraine senator Chris Murphy said Friday is now calling for an investigation into reports from **** cranes president to investigate business dealings in Ukraine involving Joe Biden's son present is free to say
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Child Cory decided to bring the kids to school that morning himself. he drove home a couple blocks away after dropping the twins off right about the time that I was probably walking up stairs to the second floor and when he got out of his car he was shot to death. what is other little daughters always sits at the door waiting for her dad to come home and she was there waiting for Cory. her mom had to tell her that her dad was never coming home he had been shot outside of their house that morning and is that code green was happening inside that elementary school and kids were probably having a little bit of fun wondering when the lights are going to come back on there were two little girls who were never going to see their father again we're gonna be told in a matter of hours that this shooting had then taken the life of their dad and every single kid in that school was going to start wondering is going to be my dad nexus again we might mom next that cycle of trauma that cortisol that pays kids brains it was going to be a reality once again for all these kids in this neighborhood and that's just one day that I happen to be in Baltimore imagine that it isn't just coincidence imagine if that's the reality day after day after day for kids all across this country why are we doing nothing. why are we sitting on our hands why are my Republican colleagues waiting for the president to give them direction. senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. it would be one thing if we didn't know what to do. right if we were overflowing with compassion. for those two twin little girls in Baltimore Maryland for the family of we Spencer in Bridgeport but we just couldn't figure out what would make the situation better that's not the case we know what will make the situation better there is no mystery about it. in my state of Connecticut. in my state of Connecticut we passed a law requiring all hand gun buyers to pass a background check as part of the permit process. in studies show that there was a forty percent reduction in the gun homicide rate after Connecticut passed that law. okay well that's just one St you said forty percent that's pretty serious. that's a pretty big return. on one change in the law did you know the status I. okay let's take a look at Missouri we did the opposite a few years ago it repealed its purchase permit law that requires you to get a background check with every sale of a weapon in Missouri and guess what happened a year later gun I'm size went up by twenty three percent controlling for every other factor that could explain it in fact during that period of time going on inside rates were going down in all the states around the Zurich and they went up in Missouri and then I found out that in fact in other states what did go up in those other states were at the number of weapons used in crimes that came from a very. he's always when you need a background check in Missouri so if you want a traffic guns to another state. Missouri was a place to get a. across the board. you look at all of the state's experiences you don't get everywhere forty percent and twenty three percent but on average space that background checks of fifteen percent. lower homicide rates in states that have a. and if we did this on a national basis even states that have universal background checks would benefit why because the crime guns are being used in Connecticut are coming from Connecticut they're coming from states with you guessed it. no universal background checks. it was being used in Chicago to come from Chicago. the guns being used for crimes in New York City don't come from New York City. one percent of guns used in crimes in your city come from New Jersey you know why New Jersey has universal background checks so those guns are coming up from South Carolina and Georgia and please read and go to a gun show. and get a whole truckload guns without having to ever go through a background check. background checks work. they are the most impactful. public policy measure. since the background check law was passed in the mid nineties over three point five million sales have been blocked. the violent criminals and other prohibited individuals and that. it is just the tip of the iceberg because most of the people that actually had the gall to set foot in the gun store. knowing that they had. eight a fence in their history that would prohibit them from buying a gun maybe not knowing that that is the people that went into the gun store and try to buy a gun. and got the night. there are. millions and millions of more people who wanted guns but couldn't get on. and didn't go into a gun store in the first place. the problem is today. getting that. denial from the gun store. is not really a barrier to buying a gun. because twenty thirty percent of gun sales now happen without a background check they happen in a private sale between one person and another they happen at a gun show. which is. which art forms that don't require under federal law background checks. a man in Odessa Texas failed a background check because he had been. diagnosed by a clinician as seriously mentally ill. I didn't stop him from getting a gun. he just. found a private seller. thirty. found another way. private seller game a gun and didn't require me go through a background check. he took that gun. and used it to kill seven people and injured twenty more. I don't think that you have to. pass a law to fit the last mass shooting I think that's a ridiculous trap that people try to put us in. this isn't the only mass shooting in which universal background checks could have changed. the outcome one of the first match using it sits in my consciousness that in Columbine is another example of a. shooter got a gun outside the background check system who couldn't have gotten one. through it. so what do you want anecdotal evidence or statistical data I've got it all background checks work. well here's. what's so mad. people love background checks. apple pie and baseball. grandma. no number is popular is background checks are. ninety percent of Americans like background check show me any other public policy today the United American gets ninety percent support in this country eighty percent of gun owners seventy percent of NRA members everybody wants background checks universal background checks they don't want mention to me which just expand background checks to commercial sales they want H. R. eight. they want H. R. eight. which is passed the house of representatives has been sitting on the floor of the United States Senate for two hundred and two days that's what. Americans want ninety percent of Americans support H. R. eight. don't tell me that this issue is controversial it's just controversial in this bubble. it's not controversial out in the American public and is not a blue state a red state issue background checks are just as popular in Georgia as they are in Connecticut. we don't have to wait for the president to tell us what to do. senator McConnell has a different copy of the constitution that I have. my copy of the constitution says that none of us. are required to get permission slips from the president before we act before we do something that we think is good for the country that's why to me how the Republican leadership is so eager to advertise that the Senate will do nothing unless president trump gives it permission. he's not the most popular guy. I don't know why my friends the Republican side would just openly admit they don't act unless the president thousand it's okay that's not how it has to be. we can make a decision ourselves. on this one. every single person here should do because it's the right thing but. it's also going to win yeah a lot of support back home. Mr. madam president I have a few more colleagues.
President Trump to work with Congress on gun background checks
"Of the Senate is vowing to keep up the pressure on president trump to support expanded background checks Capitol Hill correspondent Bob back view has more senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says after recent phone call to the White House he believes the president is open to expanding background checks the president has expressed openness to new laws since mass shootings earlier this month but his most recent comments of places stress on addressing factors like mental health and poor enforcement of existing background checks senator Murphy says he plans to stay engaged over the next few weeks in hopes of pressuring the new laws when Congress is back in
Senators hope to force vote on arms sales to Saudi Arabia
"Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, and Republican Senator Todd young of Indiana say they hope to force a vote on US security assistance to Saudi Arabia, including arm sales after a review of the kingdom's human rights record. The move follows the introduction of twenty two bipartisan resolutions last week that aim to block a billion dollar arms sale that President Trump approved through the use of an emergency declaration, which bypass congress anger has been mounting in congress over the Trump administration's close ties to the
Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE
"The Trump administration is, citing the threat of a Ron to get around to congressional review of new weapons sales to Saudi Arabia MBR's. Michele Keleman reports critics on Capitol Hill worried that this could fuel the proxy warn Yemen in letters to congress. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo sites and national emergency to clear billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others. He's invoking. Rarely used provisions of the arms export control act to avoid a congressional review Senator Chris Murphy, a democrat on the foreign relations committee says there is no emergency reason to sell bombs to the Saudis to drop in Yemen doing so he says only perpetuates the humanitarian crisis, the Saudis with US support have been bombing Yemen for four years to try to restore government that was ousted by Iranian backed
Senate starts debate on US role in Yemen
"Trump appointed head of the World Food Program. The war in Yemen is currently threatening starvation of fourteen million people. Tens of thousands of Yemenis are already dead. You've seen the images like these children who are starving to death before very is. It is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world right now. And right now you and I in every American is facilitating this horror. Our government is supporting the Saudi war in Yemen. The Bartman the killing and the starvation of children because why exactly what is the argument in favor of doing what we're doing? We haven't heard that argument in the house of representatives. In fact, you won't be hearing an argument for that in the house of representatives. And that's because speaker Ryan today was to cowardly to have an actual debate. And vote on this matter to. Cowardly to let lawmakers stand up in the well, the house and say, yes, I think we should keep starving these children because it's so important that we support the same government that just butchered journalist, Jamal kashogi. Now. Of course, they're probably aren't too many lawmakers willing to stand up and say that since there is no domestic political constituency to continue starving children of Yemen. So instead, the cowardly but perfectly in character action. Speaker Paul Ryan on his way out the door was to use the rules committee to stick a rule attach it to the farm Bill a rule to strip out any debate. And consideration of the War Powers resolution, which would have given lawmakers the opportunity to call the end of the US support of the Saudi Saudi-born Yemen that rule passed now early Jewish six to three with eighteen Republicans voting against the bogus rule. Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky calling speaker Ryan tactic despicable five Democrats provided the majority voting for the. Rule again a rule to prevent debate on US support of Saudi Arabia's warring Yemen here, the five Democrats who helped attached this monstrous rule to farm Bill. They apparently think it's all right to use the farm Bill to help continue starving. The Chiltern of Yemen. And you have to ask again, why why do they think that we don't know since they wouldn't actually debate? It are their constituents who get up in the town halls of these five Democrats say what I need from. You congressman is to continue bombing and starving children of Yemen into death and submission, highly doubt, it so why ask again, are we doing this in the Senate least there's a real debate going on about this and are real effort to vote against the US. Support the Saudi war in Yemen. We're gonna talk to someone who's led that fight. Senator. Chris Murphy joins me next. Saudi Arabia can push us around like they have over. The course of the last several years in particular, the last several months, then it sends a signal lots of other countries that they can do the same thing the big and murder US residents and suffer almost no consequences. They can bomb civilians with our munitions and suffer. No consequences were the major partner in this relationship. And it's time that we start acting like it. And if this ministration isn't going to act like then this congress has to act like it Senate right now is on track to pass a historic resolution that would not only end the US military involvement and Saudi Arabia is ongoing Warren Yemen, but also serve as an unprecedented rebuke to both current Saudi regime, and the Trump administration Senator Chris Murphy, democrat from Connecticut and one of the original co sponsors of the resolution told me earlier tonight, just what's at stake. So we got sixty votes to proceed to debate that's pretty significant number. That's a lot of Republicans. And now, we'll have a handful of amendments. And we'll have a final vote sometime tomorrow that vote likely will be overwhelming bipartisan as well. This'll be the first time since the adoption of the War Powers Act of nineteen Seventy-three. The congress has voted to pull us out of hostilities abroad.
March 1 a "hard deadline" for trade deal with China
"The clock is ticking on a trade deal with China that satisfies President Trump US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer said on CBS his face the nation that Trump could raise tariffs from ten to twenty five percent. If a deal isn't reached by March first Democrats are talking impeachment on the Sunday talk shows among them Senator. Chris Murphy told ABC's this week the documents released from the Muller investigation this week could take the investigation to the next
March 1 a "hard deadline" for trade deal with China, U.S. trade rep says
"The clock is ticking on a trade deal with China that satisfies President Trump US Trade Representative Robert lighthizer said on CBS face the nation that Trump could raise tariffs from ten to twenty five percent. If a deal isn't reached by March first Democrats are talking impeachment on the Sunday talk shows among them Senator. Chris Murphy told ABC's this week the documents released from the Muller investigation this week could take the investigation to the
Yemen, United States And Obama Administration discussed on Worldly
"The new democratic majority in the house of representatives has a big say in the way, America fights its wars. Congress has a lot of power over military spending. And the ability to investigate what the US is doing with its weapons. So the US is currently involved in a lot of overseas fighting, but based on our reporting, we think that the one that's most likely to be affected by the change in power in the house is the war in Yemen. Alex wanting you run down with the US role is there and what the conflict is like overall. Sure. So we got involved in two thousand fifteen to help the Saudi led coalition fight with rebels in Yemen. The main support that we give is through intelligence and air refueling. So that means when a Saudi plane, let's go bomb something we sometimes help put gas in the plane, and then we also help the Saudis target or find where they need to drop those bombs should note that a lot of those bombs are also sold to them by the United States. And so that's kind of been our support Madison. Say look we only rea. Feel about twenty percent. But like that's still support segregated defense James Mattis, right? And so that has been an incredibly unpopular war. It's again, it's hard in the Obama administration. It was a bit unpopular then. But there had never really been much congressional resistance to it until now, and especially since the kashogi murder, and especially now, the Democrats are in charge of the house. Right. So let's just stop for a second talk about why there's resistance the word Yemen. And what's going on? Like, you said, the US military is helping the Saudis with their bombing campaign, those bombs keep hitting things like school buses full of children open markets where civilians are houses of worship funerals farms bridges, all of the things that legally under the laws for our work rhymes, you can't fucking do that because that's horrific and the Saudis keep doing that. And so there's this big kind of groundswell in international human rights communities, and now we're seeing some movement in congress. And some other governments like the U K that also support the Saudi effort to say, wait a second way to second. The salaries are committing horrific war crimes here, we need to maybe rethink our support for this war, and then the murder of the Saudi dissident journalists Jamal shock g by highest levels of the Saudi regime. Brought this kind of back into focus again with people going wait a second. Why are we supporting this kind of brutal regime in this way in the war in Yemen and in other ways, so that's kind of why this is gotten more attention lately? And now we have this new House Democratic oversight. That's just got elected into office. I wanna be clear, this isn't just a Trump thing. Right. The started under President Obama, and there was minimal democratic resistance at the time. There were some Democrats who said you should do this. But also hold there wasn't much of an effort to constrain the Obama administration's essentially complicity or crimes, I think that's a fair term for. What being on the Saudi side in? This war is Senator Chris Murphy has actually been pretty good. Yeah. Would he's been not big on the so Senator rand Paul On Republican. republican. My Bernie Sanders those. Yeah, it's there are people on both caucuses who have been outspoken about this. It's just there was never a meaningful effort to impose costs on the administration one that that chance of succeeding until
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on KOMO
"Connecticut senator chris murphy says president trump has exposed himself as an unprepared and weaknes goshi ater murphy said on msnbc's rachel maddow's show last night that the language in trump's agreement on nuclear disarmament with north korea breaks no new ground this is the weakest that has been included in any recent document that has emerged from north korea and the united states north korean media suggesting this morning the president trump has agreed to lift sanctions after that summit in singapore what trump actually said after the meeting was that the sanctions would remain in place until the us is certain clear weapons are no longer a factor the joint statement signed by both leaders made no explicit mention of complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization but only that north korea remains committed to denuclearizing the korean peninsula vice president mike pence is expected to speak at the annual meeting of the southern baptist convention today pence is expected to thank southern baptists for the contributions they make today moral fabric of the country that convention got underway yesterday in dallas komo news time seven twenty time now for our propel insurance money update at and t says it's going to complete the purchase of time warner by june twentieth now that a federal judge has cleared the deal the justice department says it's disappointed at losing the decision it warns that the pay tv industry will be less competitive as a result in the ruling yesterday the federal judge in the case rejected the trump administration's argument that the at and t timewarner combination would hurt comp competition and pay tv and.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WSB-AM
"To see that some parents in some areas but actually taken matters into their own hands his voice goose satiric security listen to what senator chris murphy said democrat in bonetti talk about what he says it looks like president trump shift in mood when it comes to gun control have a feeling he's gonna continue to bob in we've just not bob in in we've it is called listing down multiple signs of this whole thing he's listening so the democrat wants to correct characterize rather than as bonded and weaving his listing to all sides of senator chris murphy says if the president and republicans don't take action oh is therefore then democrats control the white house and control congress with a majority in the house in senate for the first two years of obama administration and now it is the republicans fault in the president's he said they will pay the price in the upcoming midterms if he and republicans don't start showing some movement in the wake of parkland there are going to be as many republicans around for him come 2019 and for his entire agenda and perhaps for his political salvation that's not good news for him so is the republicans fault columbine happened in 1909 in what did the democrats do nothing and now is up the president trump and the republicans to do something substantive that's what they do folks another area of uncertainty distractions don't get caught up in the distractions folks and there are plenty of a map they're listen to have the sunday morning news shows character rats what's going on at the white house this sat leg crisis chaos and confusion at the white house and the trump white house minds up another week filled with turmoil chaos and confusion on controversial.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on KOMO
"After the hour harvey weinstein was fired from the company he cocreated correspondent jerry barmash as the back story on the hollywood heavyweight harvey weinstein is out as head of the movie studio that bears his name the weinstein company board of directors voting to terminate the media mogul effective immediately weinstein faced strong criticism since and expose from the new york times documented years of alleged sexual harassment with actress says adds staffers what happens to the hundreds of thousands of dollars wind seen gave the democrats washington is beginning to turn its back on the once powerful hollywood player on cnn stay eight of the union connecticut senator chris murphy although he hasn't received any money from weinstein understands the backlash here this is a pretty bad guy so really awful things sense if people for that money to be returned in order to make it clear that that that and and he's the receive them want nothing to do with him and his behavior then as probably a smart move weinstein losing a high profile women's rights attorney lisa blum who resigned after consulting what they ask ruining producer after the report lifted occurred not weinstein's alleged behavior a former reporter at a tv station on long island claimed he was inappropriate in front of her lawrence of on tweeting why she waited ten years to tell her story only possible now she says because of women with bigger names far braver than her speaking on nbc's meet the press california senator diane feinstein is conflicted with a delicate situation somebody comes syrian says oh fake attributed to you are you giving back the money a sort of look like a startled oregon say well let me look as saying and that's the best i can do for you today jerry barmash new york it's china after.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Connecticut senator chris murphy and the richard blumenthal or the or or the massachusetts senators mr frosty ed markey in the fake envy of elizabeth warren and the two people who would like to replace themself molten joe kennedy paid their basically into that they they know that the people who are going to support them in when they're running for reelection or for the senator for uh president are are going to be great great lee in those if the people that belong to the nra don't like what they are proposing it doesn't really matter if the proposal works or if it could get through congress or even if it's even if it has any basis in reality for what they're saying it could do it's it's just to make their it's feel good legislation for their constituents they either again most of the gun laws that have been imposed in this country in the last uh i don't know forty years both both state and federal cannot enforce so why you've got to put more laws on the bucks if you're not going to enforce the laws it's the when they talk about a common sense gun reformer comprehensive gun reform gun law reform it's like comprehensive immigration reform you don't need comprehensive immigration reform you need to win forceful laws you already have you need to enforce the gun control laws you already have start locking people up horror award drug dealers were committing crimes drug crimes while they were in the possession of a firearm especially in the unlicenced firearm especially an unlicensed the modified automatic serial number of blida rated firearm they're supposed to get three years on an after for that but the vault patrick thought they were the hall patrick barack obama and eric holder thought they were putting too many of their constituents in prison so they stop basically enforcing those loss for the last eight years and the people who were hollered and went to prison for drug law drug violations while light using god's obama pardoned hundreds of them hundreds if not thousands of on his way out the.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WTMA
"This is senator chris murphy he's a democrat the democrats genting up more hatred against republicans and trying to blame republicans on the nra because that there is no uh a gracious pause after events like this the democrats immediately come out with the fresh haircut and renew the attacks on their real enemies who are there nextdoor neighbours chris murphy here he is he's blaming republicans that's what he's doing in congress who have already been targeted by a gunman who is a bernie sanders supporter and we are still waiting to find out what this gunman's motives are and the democrats are already demonizing republicans i know these are harsh words but i believe it in my heart i think there's an unintentional endorsement that gets sensitive these mass murderers when after slaughter after slaughter congress does nothing when he says congress he doesn't mean democrats he means republicans so he's looking to place the blame on republicans in congress who've already been targeted by one wouldbe mass assassin and they just don't dial it and speaking of unintentional endorsements you're you're engaging an unintentional endorsements of violence against republicans or intentional as the case may be and there is a pretty well established pattern of your people engaging in this kind of violence at this point even without las vegas so maybe senator you despicable human being you should dial it down a bit and then there's the liberal point of view and for that let's go to mike the lab in fairfax virginia mike the live you're on the chris plante show hey credit islet mighty pat acting like a poster boy for the nra he does it he basically heat up knowing air accounting former defence contractor made his fortune in real estate bobby loves republican tax cuts bobby love yogurt would be able to manipulate the pact uh go through the former iraqi agents though he got hearing doing that all right joe make no it makes no sense for her for in for this person to could be a liberal it does it first purcell was an obsessive gun person obsessive arsenal of gun we do not purport people having weapons of mass murder liberal do not the that only the.