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Erich Pratt and Doug Unpack the Latest Gun Legislation
"They're trying to stop me from selling my neighbor a gun. Or in that's exactly what they're doing. And to do so, what the gun control groups won't tell you is the only way and it was all Gabby Giffords group and some others, you know, website basically saying, the only way to actually enforce that is to have registration. The only way to enforce to know that if I'm selling a gun or it shows up later is to have a registration of that transaction. Here's what they did. And Eric, this is just beyond understanding in the Senate. How this actually got through. They took it from where it was basically if you did it for a livelihood or gain profit, the two prongs here, and they took out basically livelihood. They took out the base for what we'll call the financial game party and only said if you have a profit and even basically they gutted it too, tell people how this really is going to affect because I'm not sure even to this day John cornyn and some of the others actually looked at this bill. This was the best slide of hand by the Democrats on gun control in 50 years. No, you're absolutely right. It was really disgusting what happened. Basically, the only way that you could get around this provision that we're talking about is for you to give away your firearms, which you might do as a dad or a grandfather and passing them out to your children and grandchildren as an inheritance. But otherwise, you're absolutely right. If you make a profit on your gun, then they'll come to you and say, well, did you have an FFL? And if not, you're in big trouble. You know, senator Chris Murphy, who was, of course, one of the guys on the left who was spearheading this and was working this with senator cornyn Republican of Texas. As the bill was being passed, he went on MSNBC and he said, that this provision alone, the one that we're talking about is going to cause thousands of more gun sales in the country to go through the background check system. And that's ultimately what the dream of the anti gun left is is to register every gun sale, every gun in America, ATF, has already admitted that they have almost 900 million records that are digitized. They have almost a billion records and 900 million are digitized. So pushing for more gun sales to have a 44 73 form gives the ATF a record of almost every gun sale and provides them the list that let's face it. That can become a future gun confiscation list.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WTOP
"Morrow furniture since 1955. This is WTO news. 6 53 a bipartisan gun safety bill has momentum on Capitol Hill after passing the Senate by a wide margin, the bill next heads to the house where speaker Nancy Pelosi says her chamber will take it up first thing this morning. Joining us live now, Margaret Brennan, moderator of Sunday's face, the nation on CBS, Margaret, this is being billed as the first major gun reform in decades, very significant, but I'm sure it'll have critics that say it doesn't go far enough. How significant do you think the legislation is? Well, the fact that anything's happening at all is considered significant given that it has been next to impossible to legislate anything having to do with gun control for decades as you just said. In this particular bill it has enhanced background checks for those under age 21, funding for mental health and school safety measures that Republicans have been pushing for and there are incentives to implement red flag laws. In other words, not establishing a federal one, but giving states money to be able to have family members were concerned people raise a red flag to say this individual in my family shouldn't have access to a weapon. Also, limits on the boyfriend loophole. So called loophole there. This is significant. Senator Chris Murphy, who really shepherded this has said, it is somewhat incremental because it doesn't go as far as certainly the present would like. But we do expect this to pass through the house with overwhelming democratic support and just about 5 Republican Congress people there before it actually goes to the next process to become law. Margaret, we also are awaiting some more of the Supreme Court decisions. We know that some will be released today, perhaps some next week. Do you read anything into it that the court is waiting this long and sort of dragging out their decisions at the end of this month? Do you read anything into that as far as, for instance, the abortion bill goes? Right. Well, Supreme Court Justices are just like us. They procrastinate. I'm the biggest and toughest. This was expected that they would wait on some of the most difficult decisions towards the end of the month according to our Supreme Court Justice reporter Jan Crawford. But whether it is today or Monday, we will have to see around 10 o'clock we'll have an indication, but this is going to be potentially a huge decision with major ramifications in state capitals around the country. That is where the fight will go next. It doesn't end with the Supreme Court. This will be fought in state houses and in state courts as governors bush to try to change their local laws or over turn local laws in order to either codify or change some of the restrictions on abortion that are enacted at the state level. So this really just opens another front in this conflict and then you look at things where the states and the federal government are still at odds, for example, questions around what the implications could be for insurance and providers and employers and the federal government distribution of the abortion pill. This is a really thorny complicated issue. So this is really something we're all waiting to see because it also has the risk of bringing with it some political violence. All right, that is CBS's Margaret Brennan, thank you as always, we'll be watching face the nation this weekend
Senators say agreement on gun violence compromise is at hand
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting senators say agreement on a bipartisan gun violence compromise is at hand On the Senate floor Tuesday senator John cornyn of Texas announced We've made some serious progress Cornyn is the chief Republican in talks on a bipartisan gun violence Bill The leading Democrat is senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut I'm proud of the place that we're getting to The legislation would enhance background checks for the youngest firearms buyers and toughened penalties on gun traffickers But while sentiment for some type of congressional action on guns has grown following recent mass shootings in Buffalo New York and Yuval di Texas such legislation remains unpopular among Republicans At the Texas GOP convention last weekend cornyn was booed by delegates Mike Gracia Washington
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WTOP
"Being additional background checks to 18 19 20 year olds who are trying to purchase guns 20 senators including ten Republicans released a statement calling for passage of the bill democratic senator Chris Murphy one of the chief negotiator says he hopes the bill will pass by the August recess Senator Murphy comes from Connecticut side of the sandy hook school shootings It ended before it could even begin Police and Coeur d'Alene Idaho arrested 31 heavily armed members of a white supremacist group patriot front as they were assembled near the Idaho pride event Based on the gear that the individuals had with them the stuff they had in the procession in the U haul with them along with paperwork that was seized from them that they came to riot downtown And that's why they had been booked appropriately for conspiracy to write Police chiefly white says authorities received a tip about a group of men climbing into a U haul truck dressed like a little army The January 6th committee investigating the capitol riot continues its open hearings this week representative Adam Schiff on what he hopes will come out of these hearings I would like to see the Justice Department investigate an incredible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump or anyone else The rule of law needs to apply equally to everyone Schiff appeared on ABC Very hot in parts of the Midwest and Southwest today in Phoenix One 12 by the time we get to 3 o'clock mostly sunny skies but we are under heat risk So keep that in mind All of metro Phoenix for tomorrow going to be in that category KPA shows Holly Bach in Phoenix Gas prices also too high It's ridiculous.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Gotten a stern warning from the U.S. about any kind of nuclear testing saying there will be serious response Beijing is reporting out that it is not seen any new COVID-19 infections outside the quarantine areas Some China officials fear that new COVID infections could be blown in by the wind from North Korea There is no science whatsoever to back that To back that fear Hong Kong will not tighten COVID Kurds for the city's July 1st handover anniversary Boris Johnson has quickly gotten back to work in stirring the Brexit pot saying he plans to press ahead with legislation to override parts of the Brexit deal This is the heaviest primary day in the U.S. before the general election November California leads the pack with the most districts and seats up U.S. is striking back at China on what it calls fabricated quotes from diplomats on Xinjiang downplaying the human rights abuses U.S. senator Chris Murphy is telling president Joe Biden a compromise on a gun safety bill is getting closer NASA will launch three rockets from a facility in Australia's northern territory June 26th It is the first time NASA is used to commercial launch pad outside the U.S. in more than 50 years New York's metropolitan transportation authority says it will join state agencies that are lifting the weekly COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated workers starting two day In San Francisco I'm at Baxter This is Bloomberg Irish All right well let's get a look at what's been going on with these consumer discretionary stocks Leading to clients throughout the day does come after target cut its profit outlook for the second time in three weeks due to an inventory surplus Let's discuss all this Jennifer bartus Bloomberg intelligence senior retail Staples in packaged food analysts now joins us What's the deal here Jennifer Well when you look at it really target came into the quarter with too much inventory But we think that really the company had planned to sell that down gradually But with this pivot today it really seems to send a signal that they really just want to rightsize their inventory quickly and get this behind them And so they're willing to take a larger profit hit in order to do that Yeah Jennifer it's a little concerning that they didn't just do it all the first time around they just forget the containers were going to be arriving like all those Amazon packages you ordered when you were tipsy that you forgot where we're riding Well I don't know that they necessarily forgot I mean you have to keep in mind that a lot of the retailers have been intentionally building up inventory in with the backdrop of supply chain issues to make sure that they had enough goods to be on shelves But the consumer in the U.S. has really pivoted and they've pivoted fairly quickly And so there were a lot of items like clothing apparel home goods that didn't get here quickly And in that interim the consumer has shifted how they're spending their dollars And that's just left it in excess of inventory that they now have to deal with It's interesting that if you look at the S&P consumer discretionary index it's one of the worst performing sectors of the market So one would have to ask whether all the bad news has been priced into it Well we would think that at this point at least the majority should be priced in When you look out towards the end of the year retailers across the board have had a slightly more optimistic view just because as we get to the end of the year we're going to be cycling past the beginnings of the high inflation that we saw at the end of last year But now that we have some inventory issues in the consumer spending is starting to pull back it will raise questions about how strong the holiday season will be And in retail the holiday season is the most important season So we're going to be really watching the consumer over the next few months so that we get a sense of how that's going to go Jennifer how do you gauge what consumers want if you're a buyer these days we have data usually but it feels like this year there probably isn't as much data on what the consumer might want to have around the holidays It's definitely going to be challenging But there are certain categories where you know there will always be demand Toys is a good example You're always going to be able to sell toys for kids And people generally will spend on their kids well after they stop spending on themselves There's always a certain amount of apparel sales beauty is probably going to be big It has been for the last couple of years So there are some big kind of indicators on what categories could be very popular this year but it's really about the volumes that people are ordering So what we may see is that they don't order quite as much volume with the intent to be able to sell through it and hopefully that strategy pays off and turns into not having a lot of markdowns at the end of the holiday season Just on that beauty being a big thing for the last couple of years how on earth are people not wearing masks anywhere anymore A lot of people aren't but people are back in the offices People are starting to pay a lot more attention to grooming and to looking good and being ready to be seen by other people social activities are starting They're more weddings parties And so that's really starting to pick up And we think that's going to continue through the summer If this is just an idea here but with the likes of Walmart gap others including target amassing a lot of inventory going to have an inventory overhang possibly over Christmas and just before Christmas there as well that we could see a reasonable Mark downs taking place as people try and discount their way out of trouble here But the thing is that could also have a positive effect on inflation so it could actually be a good thing It could And also don't forget that when it comes to these retailers they're all about offering value And they have loyal customer bases And so you know for the customer who doesn't really pay attention to the profitability of the parent company they're going to see deals and that will make them happy and it will likely make them more loyal which will help keep them coming to stores and spending to whatever degree they are But you make a good point the inventory through the end of the year it has the potential to turn into something that could be a slightly positive message but it's a little too early to tell Costco though did extra new world of fourth quarter sales were pretty strong What does all of this mean for discounters I mean I'm not sure if you consider targeted discounter I guess it's not but for the discounters things trickle down and will they have a hard season Well I think there's a fundamental difference in terms of the business model of a Costco versus a target and a Walmart And the ability that Costco has is they have a limited assortment So if they have trouble getting an item they simply don't carry it And they can swap in and out And an environment like this where there's a lot of inventory They've had very opportunistic chances to bring in brands and products that they haven't had before because they can get access to them So just as an example I've seen gap items at Costco That's something you wouldn't have seen a couple of years ago but you're seeing it today So Costco has a little bit more flexibility in how they're purchasing and how they're selling through items than the other stores When it comes to Walmart and target because they have multiple categories and they're bigger boxes There could be some issues in rightsizing the inventory for each of those categories But the allure of them is that consumers like one stop shopping And with gas prices really high they're a great destination for consumers right now You can see the Staples of consumer discretionaries which are going to be the ones which perhaps are going to perform better Well discretionary is really it's really the one that's more at risk When.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Coming back to you in just about a minute North Korea has gotten a stern warning from the U.S. about any kind of nuclear test saying there will be serious response Beijing is reporting out of his not seen any new COVID infections outside the quarantine areas Some China officials say fear of new COVID infections could be blown in by the wind from North Korea no science to back up the fare Hong Kong will not tighten COVID curves before the city's July firsthand over anniversary Boris Johnson has quickly gotten back to work and stirring the Brexit pot saying he plans to press ahead with legislation to override parts of the Brexit deal This is the heaviest primary day in the U.S. before the general election in November California leads the pack with the most districts and seats up for grabs U.S. is striking back at China over what it calls fabricated quotes from diplomats in Xinjiang downplaying the human rights issues U.S. senator Chris Murphy is telling president Joe Biden a compromise on gun safety is getting closer NASA will launch three rockets from a facility in Australia's northern territory beginning on June 26th It is the first time NASA has used a commercial launch pad outside the U.S. in more than 50 years In San Francisco Ahmed Baxter as promised back to you bunny Thank you always We're with Anna Han equity strategist at Wells Fargo securities Anna what is coming into favor for you guys at the moment I think we're taking a good hard look at the growth sectors We know that they've had a tough run year to date but something about this environment the way break evens have been behaving We're hopeful that I think we're going to start pivoting back towards that growth investing I think the earnings yield in these growth sectors are starting to look a bit more attractive versus the discount rate you're starting to see on the fixed income side FinTech I'll tech is the big growth sector right Everyone's old darling favorite props not so much this year but I do think in tech what we're starting to see is now that we've seen this repricing in valuations they're still some strong growth prospects for what we like to call growth at the right price I think really this year is going to be the stock pickers market rather than just the riding the sector or general trend flows So we're looking within tech as well Where can we find good earnings steady earnings with high quality that is looking attractive Well maybe you can give us a little more detail on that because it does seem like margins are holding up in most areas but that companies are a little I don't know iffy these days now Well certainly they have faced some of the more difficult issues Just not just with chips being expensive and supply chain But you know they still have that overhang of input costs particularly within tech And I think that's something that's going to pressure margins You know frankly I think on a broader basis for large cap companies margins may have peaked you know a quarter one margins growing sequentially That was a surprise to us And going forward I don't see too much that's going to drive aggressive margin expansion but that's the key there Bonnie When you have compressing multiples compressing margins it becomes even more important to lean your portfolio towards high quality particularly in a widening credit environment Well if you're going to take on a bit more risk what about looking to emerging markets And there are quite a few calls on China at the moment JPMorgan turning more positive there and a variety of hedge funds also saying that perhaps we have seen the bottom No I agree with you there rashawn Part that's interesting about China is your view on do you think they could go back into lockdown and things could get worse if we do so Is there reopening going to be completely side swept by perhaps a handful of cases of COVID reemerging to us we think we've seen the worst in terms of what could possibly happen with lockdowns of slowing down their economy We do generally have a brighter outlook going forward but like you said it's a high risk play And so far these markets have preferred avoiding that highest risk basket Now we don't have to be low vol per se but that highest risk basket has always been tangled in with a little bit of low quality So we're a little shy off of China equities right now Talk to us about FX obviously we've had a strengthening dollar but there were things in the horizon that could weaken that dollar just a little bit What's your dollar outlook Well for us what we've seen in the dollar is that every large corporation during earnings season was concerned about their FX headwinds Now I think that depending on how the fed interprets is next CPI prints and how the market decides to react if the fed gives some sort of indicator Right now markets expect next 50 basis points for the next two meetings If that third meaning now we're still in contention will be 25 We'll be 50 basis points how the market interprets the fed there I think that's going to also have an impact on our dollar outlook going forward And that in itself is going to be a headwind or perhaps a tailwind for those lucky tech companies within the U.S. Well absolutely And if you look at what was happening with the yen I mean we've seen this huge move in the last 6 7 weeks of thereabouts And you've got to say and ask yourself if the yen comes back you should be buying a Japanese assets now and waiting for the currency to work in your favor Well you can't deny that those are the theoretical fundamentals are showed you're absolutely right but I think that currency play is what people are looking at The question really is how long is your outlook for that Is that something you want to play over the next 6 12 months Or are there some tactical positions you can take more immediate term and also how to express that I think you're seeing a lot of volatility and in this kind of markets you are seeing opportunities to put on those trades not just in more cash markets but also in the derivatives markets Very briefly Anna your CPI coal for Friday we're all waiting with bated breath Well we think CPI has peaked So our view that it should be a touch lower at the same time I think it won't be too much of a shock to see that the big drivers of CPI will continue to be the noncore portions The energy aspects of it but really how that breakdown is between goods and services Bonnie That's what we're looking for We need to see some additional data confirmation that the fed's really getting a hold of that inflation Just as rich mentioned well you have your plane tickets bought I'm sure so you're not too worried about plane tickets at the moment Anna thank you for joining us on a Han equity strategist at Wells Fargo securities have a great time in Ireland and expect to hear all about it when you get back You're listening to bugg daybreak Asia Jaime's log progressive Harrington's backyard day four two 18 a.m. I've.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Deadly mass shootings in Buffalo and Yuval Texas the oversight committee will hear from a number of witnesses to the shooting at rob elementary school and Yuval di a gunman killed 19 students in two teachers before being shot dead by law enforcement The panel will also hear from some families of victims in a tragedies in Buffalo and Yuval di The Senate won't compromise Second Amendment rights with new gun control legislation We're not going to do anything that compromises the ability of a law abiding American to be able to buy a weapon That's according to senator Chris Murphy appearing on CNN State of the Union the Connecticut Democrat said the goal of bipartisan legislation being crafted in the Senate is meant to keep dangerous weapons out of the wrong hands Police in Philadelphia are looking for several suspects after a deadly shooting overnight three people were killed and at least 11 others wounded after gunmen began firing into a crowd on south street in the downtown entertainment district the suspects fled the scene in Philadelphia police are looking for the gunman That's the latest I'm Dina kodiak You're listening to Bloomberg businessweek with Carol massar and Bloomberg quick takes Tim still of it from Bloomberg radio We spent hours with hundreds of family members who were broken whose lives will never be the same They had one message for all of us Do something Just do something for God's sake do something President Biden demanding action on guns talking to the nation in an evening address Thursday night that on the heels of yet another mass shooting in Tulsa Oklahoma this past week Of course The White House had already been looking for a legislative response following the elementary school attack and Yuval Texas that of course on May 24th that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers We're trying not just to make sense of the tragedy but also understand where the United States can go from here We've got a great voice on this Doctor Marisa randazzo is executive director of threat management at on tech She joins us this afternoon.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on AP News
"Mass shooting at the Texas elementary school the Biden stopped at a memorial of 21 white crosses one for each of those killed and the First Lady added a bouquet of white flowers to a pile in front of the school sign To the Senate where talks on a modest compromise on gun safety legislation continue My hope is that this time is different Senator Chris Murphy a Democrat from Connecticut who is part of the bipartisan group of senators in talks about gun safety legislation a different point of view on the subject from GOP congressman mo Brooks of Alabama What we have to do is stop the motivation that causes these criminals these horrific individuals to do what they do While Brooks was on Fox News Sunday Murphy appeared on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos Shelley Adler AP news Talks on a modest compromise on gun safety legislation continue My hope is that this time is different Senator Chris Murphy a Democrat from Connecticut who is part of the bipartisan group of senators in talks about gun safety legislation I am at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before Certainly many more Republicans willing to talk right now than we're willing to talk after sandy hook A different point of view from GOP congressman mo Brooks from Alabama What we have to do is stop the motivation that causes these criminals these horrific individuals to do what they do While Brooks was on Fox News Sunday Murphy appeared on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Shelley Adler President Joe Biden is in Texas today paying his respects to the 19 children and two adults killed in Tuesday's school shooting And Yuval di Biden will visit a makeshift memorial at rob elementary school where people have been leaving flowers balloons and teddy bears a stark reminder of the children killed The president at ten sacred heart church service before spending time with family members of some of those killed then first responders before going back to The White House Yesterday at a commencement Biden spoke about the mass shootings going on in the country We can not outlaw tragedy I know But we can make America safer The school shooter in 18 year old was killed by police he'd bought the guns one of them an AR style rifle right around his birthday I'm Julie Walker AP sports I'm Bruce Morton Philip.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on KOMO
"Will Leading the effort to do something senator Chris Murphy Connecticut Democrat saying gun restrictions must be mixed with school security and mental health resources In the end I may end up being heartbroken I am at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before Chuck sievertson ABC News Stay connected stay informed with the northwest's only all news station northwest news radio and a good afternoon to you It's three 32 and I'm Kathy O'Shea and here's what's happening Yakima police of canceled and amber alert after the missing child was found safe the alert was just you this morning after a gold 2014 GMC Acadia was stolen from the post office parking lot with a child inside a community member saw the vehicle and alerted police The child was not inside but was found safe No additional information was released A 9 year old girl suffered injuries from a cougar attack early yesterday The girl was attending a camp near fruitland this weekend in Stevens county She was transported to a local hospital for treatment officials confirmed the cougar was killed at the scene Saturday A poaching investigation has been launched after two Stevens county's deputies stumbled upon four dead wolves in northeast Washington The Washington department of fish and wildlife said this finding was an early February Some environmental groups contend the animals were poisoned but have an offered any evidence to support that allegation The spokesman review reported this week the wolves were in the territory of the wedge pack Were all paying more for travel this holiday weekend come a forest Michelle Esteban has more Sky high gas prices or not Americans are hitting the road this holiday weekend In fact an estimated 38 million expected travel between now and Monday And they don't cost them at the pump according to triple-A the nationwide average price of a gallon of gas is $4 60 cents Washington prices much higher in our state it is up to 5 bucks in 22 cents in snow home each county It's averaging at $5 and 30 cents a gallon and right here in King County $5 and 40 cents Checked out pierce county for you as well It's a little more than 5 and a quarter And that's come up for us Michelle Esteban reporting Authorities are asking the community to be on the lookout for a suspect who recently siphon gas directly from fuel tanks at a gas station the targeted 76 station is on Broadway avenue.
Biden visits memorial to victims of Texas school shooting
"Talks on a modest compromise on gun safety legislation continue My hope is that this time is different Senator Chris Murphy a Democrat from Connecticut who is part of the bipartisan group of senators in talks about gun safety legislation I am at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before Certainly many more Republicans willing to talk right now than we're willing to talk after sandy hook A different point of view from GOP congressman mo Brooks from Alabama What we have to do is stop the motivation that causes these criminals these horrific individuals to do what they do While Brooks was on Fox News Sunday Murphy appeared on ABC's this week with George Stephanopoulos I'm Shelley Adler
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Dina kodiak And I'm susannah Palmer in the Bloomberg newsroom The department of correction says a 20 year old became the 6th person in the city's jail system to die in 2022 just after 4 p.m. Saturday a correction officer found Emmanuel Sullivan dead in his bed at the Robert N dovern center on Rikers Island The cause of death is under investigation by the city's office of the chief medical examiner It's just two weeks after the 5th inmate died at Rikers and it is the third death in May In the aftermath of the devastating Texas shooting at rob elementary school this week senator Chris Murphy Democrat of Connecticut says that there are serious bipartisan negotiations going on this weekend on a new federal gun law package Murphy explains he's seen more outreach from Republicans to work on a solution for gun violence than he's seen in a number of years and says if they can come together it will send an important message to Republicans on the fence for other gun control measures Maybe that's the most important thing we could do is just show that progress is possible and that the sky doesn't fall for Republicans if they support some of these common sense measures Murphy was interviewed on ABC's this week Shanghai unveiled a comprehensive 50 point plan to repair its economy as the city prepares to exit from two months worth of lockdown This after new COVID-19 cases fell to the lowest level since mid March officials spoke at a media briefing and on an official WeChat account today Meantime the U.S. and Taiwan are planning to announce negotiations to deepen economic ties Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett cites sources This would be a fresh challenge to Beijing which has cautioned Washington on its relationship with the island The sources go on to say the talks would focus on enhancing economic cooperation and supply chain resiliency falling short of a traditional free trade agreement Bloomberg's Greg Jarrett there Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg This is balance of power with David Weston The state of American energy is strong Our nation has the resources and the expertise to meet our energy needs Eventually we'll end up with a vaccine that will be able to do better against multiple variants Where the world of politics meets the world of business It's a bad has to raise rates And by the way that's a good thing The cause of inflation has been this historic pandemic which is upended life in so many different ways in particularly his upended America supply chains Balance of power with given Weston on Bloomberg radio Coming up this hour what has changed since the death of George Floyd two.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on WTOP
"Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy speaks at a rally outside the capital valley not to give up on new gun legislation following the latest deadly mass shooting in Texas this week We are not going to allow this to become the new normal This morning double DT of these Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill catches us up on Congress's latest efforts to pass some sort of gun control legislation here Senator Murphy has begun talks with several Republican senators on some proposals they've shown interest in in the past the Senate's top Republican Mitch McConnell telling reporters he gave Texas senator John cornyn and the green light to undertake these bipartisan discussions There's essentially two proposals in play One the red flag legislation that would seek to keep guns out of the hands of individuals considered a threat to themselves or others The other is some type of limited background check for gun purchases which has been backed by West Virginia democratic senator Joe Manchin as well as Republican Pennsylvania senator pat toomey But keep in mind these talks are very preliminary and as you know we've seen these similar discussions begin in the past only to go nowhere The Senate has now left for the holiday weekend but Murphy has pledged to keep these talks going in an effort to at least get a foothold on possible future legislation I mentioned that gun control rally we mentioned that was at the capitol included victims and family members from previous mass shootings that had to be difficult for them The rally Sean and Hillary really included these speeches by several democratic lawmakers of course but there were some poignant moments as these victims and family members who have been devastated by shooting spoke One of them was the daughter of the principal who was killed at sandy hook elementary school nearly ten years ago Erica lafferty's mother Don haack sprung was among 26 people killed at the school nearly ten years ago including 20 children When I heard about the shooting in Texas on Tuesday I told myself that I was going to step back Erica.
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Get world a national news with Amy Mars All right thank you Paula We're going to get more reaction to yesterday's shooting where 19 children and two adults were killed by the 18 year old gunman in uvalde Texas Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman lieutenant Chris Oliveira is telling the NBC Today Show that police and border patrol officers were actually there within just moments We did have multiple officers on scene that responded within a moment's notice and without hesitation tried to make entry into that school but at that point they were at a point of disadvantage because the suspect the shooter had barricaded himself inside that classroom Now back on Capitol Hill Connecticut senator Chris Murphy asked his colleagues to just find some common ground on the issue of guns in America after that mass shooting I'm here on this floor to beg to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues Find a path forward here Now remember Murphy has been pushing for gun reform ever since the 2012 massacre at sandy hook elementary That's his home state Michael Bloomberg is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP It's the parent of Bloomberg radio and he is a donor to groups that support gun control Let's shift gears now and look at the primaries from yesterday Georgia governor Brian Kemp handily beat former senator David perdue in Georgia's Republican governor's primary camp receiving 74% of the vote Because at the end of the day I'm still a construction guy from Athens A hard work in Georgian just like you are Now I can't will face Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall that's kind of a rematch of the 2018 race at fort Georgia governor Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake Bauer by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Amy Morris This is Bloomberg Market so as you graduate and head out into the world.
Who is the Texas school shooter? What we know
"The Texas shooting is the deadliest at an American grade school since the sandy hook massacre nearly ten years ago What are we doing Connecticut senator Chris Murphy went to Congress representing the area rocked by the killings of 26 kids and teachers We have another sandy hook on our hands What are we doing Noting the Senate failed to act then and it keeps happening It is our choice to let it continue So a gutted Murphy made a plea I'm here on this floor to beg to literally get down on my hands and knees and beg my colleagues to find a way forward If they don't Murphy says they're essentially sending what he calls a
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Ross. The U. S are furious about a set of new rules from President Biden. One is the vaccine mandate for federal workers. The other is vaccinate or get tested. Mandate for large companies, government overreach, or is the president doing his job and keeping our communities safe? We'll get into it, and we want to hear your thoughts. Email us at 18 W and Utah org or tweet US at one end Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. President Biden is on his way to the West Coast today. NPR's Aisha Roscoe reports The president will get a firsthand look at wildfire damage in Northern California before it campaigning for governor Gavin Newsom, who's facing a recall election on Tuesday. President Biden's first stop will be in Idaho, where he'll visit the National Interagency Fire Center. Then Biden will head to Sacramento to view some of the destruction calls by fires this year. Massive blazes have destroyed buildings and blanket it states would smoke. Biden has said that climate change is helping to drive these disasters and that there is an urgent need for action. After the stops focus on wildfires, Biden will attend an event in Long Beach with California Governor Gavin Newsom, who's facing a recall election. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday. I used to Roscoe NPR news, the White House Afghanistan will be the focus of a congressional hearing this afternoon. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to testify before a House committee lawmakers are expected to press him about the rapid fall at the Afghan government and evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies before and after the U. S military's withdrawal. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Blinken will also testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is worried that Republicans on the Foreign Relations Committee may try to turn the hearing with Blinken into a circus and try to put the blame on Joe Biden for 20 years worth of Mistakes in Afghanistan. But some Democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the Americans and at risk Afghans who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The State Department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of Americans and green card holders from the airport in Kabul and via overland routes. Michele Kelemen NPR NEWS Washington The head of the U. N nuclear watchdog agency, says he's reached an agreement with terror. Iran to allow the continued monitoring of activity at Iran's nuclear test sites. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports. The announcement comes as the agency's board of governors prepares to meet this week in Austria. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says Tehran is permitting the IAEA to service its monitoring equipment and keep it running. You and inspectors still can't see what's on those recordings, however. Before groceries announcement, Western powers were threatening to push the IAEA board of governors to censure Iran for blocking the inspectors. That's NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reporting stocks are trading mixed on Wall Street. At this hour, the Dow was up 213 points, the NASDAQ Down 58. You're listening to NPR news in Washington Live from news 88 7 in.
Afghanistan Crisis Puts Blinken in a Rare Position: The Hot Seat
"Afghanistan will be the focus of lawmakers this afternoon. When secretary of state antony blinken testifies members of a house committee lincoln expected to be pressed about the fall of the afghan government and evacuations of americans and afghans before and after the us military's withdrawal impairs. Michelle kellerman says blinking. Testifies to a cynic committee tomorrow senator chris murphy democrat from connecticut is worried that republicans on the foreign relations committee may try to turn the hearing with lincoln into a circus and try to put the blame on joe biden for twenty years worth of mistakes in afghanistan. Let some democrats have questions for the secretary of state about the americans and at risk afghans. Who were left behind in the massive airlift operation that ended last month. The state department has facilitated dozens of departures in recent days of americans and green card holders from the airport in kabul and via overland
Senators Visit Southern Border Amid Increase Of Unaccompanied Minors
"This week. There's a 30% increase in the number of young migrants being held by customs and border protection. Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat of Connecticut, is just back from the border and joins us now, Senator Thanks so much for being with us. Yeah. Thanks for having me you were with the homeland Security secretary yesterday. El Paso on a bipartisan delegation of senators. Uh, no press, no cameras. DHS says that was for privacy. But does this just serve the skepticism that the government has something to hide? I think there's a way for DHS to allow some additional press access into these facilities at the same time. You know, these are kids, you know, six years old 12 years old, who are at the incredibly vulnerable point in their life, And so I certainly understand that there's a reason why you want to be careful about, um, giving press access to them at the same time. We've got to be possible to let reporters just walk around, not take any pictures, right? Yeah, No, I'm Emma's knows something that we should all press the administration to do better on. We want to make sure the president access toe hold pigment castration accountable, but that's the reason I was there to hold them accountable and We've seen a surge that began last year began under the Trump administration, but it's real. It's pressing their resource is and right Now, these kids you're staying too long in detention centers were gonna work. I'm getting them. Additional resource is so that we can process these kids and get them in the J just care rather than the HSE care as quickly as possible. It zah real challenge right now along the border, we got do better. Well, according to NPR reports, hundreds of Children and teens have been held in detention centers for 10 days and longer and of course, by law is supposed to be just 72 hours. You're in charge of the appropriations Committee that over overseas homeland security. Is there any kind of motivation? You could give them if I might put it that way? Well, you know, the rise in Children coming to the border has happened so quickly that it has been difficult. Move them out of these detention facilities in under three days. Right now, as we speak, they're building new capacity to be able to house these Children and filling new slots in the HHS systems. So they are also trying to rebuild. A program of the Trump Administration ended in Central America to allow for kids to apply for asylum there. You know what Donald Trump did was essentially tear down the entire asylum system on so when you had this massive increase in Children coming to the border, first at the end of last year, continuing into the Biden administration It was very difficult for people to move these kids out of attention in that 72 hour period. So the vitamin station's been working very fast to try to rebuild the asylum system. To try to let these kids once again apply to stay in this country if their lives are truly in danger back home and Guatemala or Honduras. But they inherited an absolute mess. A wreck from the Trump administration. They're trying to do better as quickly they can. So they're going to be opening up new facilities for these kids throughout the southwest border in the coming weeks. Hopefully you'll be able to see these times go back down below 72 hours very quickly. They're doing the best. Well and what conditions look like for you in the minute we have left. Well, I mean, this is better than what we saw in 2019. You're not kids in, you know, so called cages. They're not being separated from their family at the border. But these are facilities. You wouldn't want your child in for more than 10 minutes there. Big open rooms. The kids air. You're sleeping on thin mattresses on the floor. There sort of bunched. You know about six inches to a foot from each other. We've got ultimately do better. These air conditions that can just build on the trauma that these kids have already experienced in their home countries and on the long transit to the United States by administration's trying as quickly as they can Process these
Child border crossings surge as DHS chief defends policies
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting lawmakers are pointing fingers at each other as border crossings of unaccompanied migrant children search during the trump administration border crossings by unaccompanied migrant children peaked at three hundred seventy in may of twenty nineteen on Monday U. S. authorities came across five hundred sixty one of the company children along the border Republican lawmakers are howling that the bite administration is to blame but on Capitol Hill senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut told reporters following a narrative this was started by president finally started last September Murphy says he and other Democrats hope Republicans are ready to work on comprehensive immigration reform Mike Rossio Washington
Lawmakers blame opposing parties over border surge
"Lawmakers from opposing parties dueled over who was to blame for a surge of migrant border crossings and apprehensions at the US Mexico border. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says President Biden's moves to undo the Trump administration's restrictive immigration policies has led to the current surge of the border. When people think they can get in, they begin sitting there unaccompanied child on a train ride across Mexico, where she may be kidnapped in traffic on the hope that they Going to be way through at the border. But in an interview with Fox News Sunday, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says the current surge of the border is not entirely President Biden's faults Republicans would make you think that this crisis began when Joe Biden became president. That's absolutely not true. In fact, the surge at the border began last fall in the last four months of Donald Trump's presidency. President Joe Biden's been criticized by Republicans for reversing many of the former president's immigration regulations, including the remain in Mexico
House approves gun control bills expanding background checks
"Move on Capitol Hill, members of the House have passed two bills today to expand background checks on all firearms sales. Eight Republicans joined nearly all Democrats to approve the measure. While a second bill would give the FBI additional time to do their background checks from three days up to 20. Democrats now hold the Senate as well, giving the party hope the bills will at least be considered here. Senator Chris Murphy Republicans, Democrats go Ners Non gun owners enter a member's non entering members. I agree. We should tighten our gun laws to make sure that criminals and people with histories of serious mental illness cannot buy guns. The renewed push comes after Congress repeatedly tried and failed to pass tougher gun control laws. Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that killed 20 Children and six educators.
Why Has the US Sanctioned Russian Officials but Not the Saudis?
"The. Us treasury department sanctioning russian officials in response to the poisoning the attempted assassination of a russian political leader and dissident alexi navalny ni With novacek. Do you think this is a good idea. I do i do i. It was just unacceptable for the united states to be silent in the wake of russia's most important opposition leader being intentionally poisoned now in prison by putin's government. I mean if we don't lead the global fight to protect democracy and stand up for pro democratic movements in places like russia no one will and what we see is that the forces of despotism are on the march democrat democracies that we took for granted just ten years ago are now slowly sliding away from self determination even in and on the edges of europe and so by standing up to one of the world's most brutal bullies vladimir putin We are also. I think sending a signal to nascent democracy movements and fragile democracies that america is back on the democracy promotion stage so speaking of that. There's a there. Of course. Also the release of the previously classified report about the intelligence communities findings about bin hamad bin salman that he had greenlighted at the very least the operation to capture or kill but those are the words. They're a jamal khashoggi. Newspaper columnist the washington post. The biden administration not doing anything personally. Mohammed bin salman not revoking visa. Travel rights were personal sanctions. Saying the emas recalibration not a rupture. We've been very clear with a saudi. This is an historic partnership. It's lasted for seventy five years. What do you think of that. I mean i think you can sort of connect these two conversations. There's no question that vladimir putin ordered the poisoning of alexei navalny but we didn't announce sanctions on putin today largely because We tend to not levy sanctions on the leaders of countries And i think that is probably part of the rationale for why m b. s. was spared sanctions but i would make this argument on saudi arabia. I frankly think that Nbs weapons matter much more to him than his visa. And so what i would argue is that we should recalibrate. Our security partnership with the saudis. I if they're going to be in the business of chopping up dissidents or targeting them all around the world and we shouldn't be selling them weapons and so. I think the administration is right now. Having debate about what our security partnership looks like and if we make changes to that well. It looked like a personal sanction on. Mvs you'll have a big impact on him and his priorities. Senator chris murphy. Thanks for making time tonight.
US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias
"Chief President Biden ordered an air strike on in Iranian target in Syria. The White House, calling it an unambiguous message that the administration will act to protect Americans. There's bipartisan support for the U. S air strike, but some lawmakers from both parties are questioning the president's authority to carry out this strike. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, in a statement, saying Congress must require clear legal justifications for military action, adding that Congress has not explicitly authorized any American military action in Syria. The Pentagon brief congressional leaders before the air strike Thursday night. The White House says there will be a full classified briefing for Congress early next week. Karen Travers. ABC
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Just full of crap. We're going to be going to Ohio and Wisconsin campaign. Yeah, The Russians are the president's surrogate. Thank goodness. The president's got Russians to go campaign for him while he's battling covert 19 at Walter Reed. Senator Chris Murphy. You are actual embarrassment to politics. And in this day and age, it's really hard to be the quote. Embarrassment for basically a bunch of clowns. They can't just be satisfied that he's physically unable to campaign over the next well, he won't be able to campaign for the next 2 14 days, no matter what, because a quarantine, but he he very well could be well in the next 48 hours. Well enough to well, he's well now, but I mean, he could be well enough to hold conference calls do video campaign events. I mean, he's just You know, In other words, you can do it. Joe Biden's been doing in the face for the most part six spots, right? Exactly. You know when, when Trump emerges. Ah, no kicking the rear end of covert and takes the debate stage next. Give me amazing because he's turning to say Joe. I tried it Your way. I decided I didn't like it. I She wanted to go out and actually campaign and talk to real people. But, yeah, I tried it your way. I can't. I don't know how you do it, Joe. I don't know how you do it. I know that Trump will say something. Allah, Ronald Reagan. You know, he will have equipped he will have. Ah, Nice line and ah, you know again, I think that this does a newer to the benefit of Trump. He certainly did not intentionally contract the covert 19. It is a serious disease. But I think all in all when he kicks, quick kicks covered 19 on emerges stronger. Ah! There will be this aura of Ah, strong Leader. Yeah. This ratchet ratchet ratchets up his invincibility If he had 74, I don't. I don't know that he's obese. I mean, it's ah bodyweight bm. I kind of height thing going on, But he seems like a hardy fellow. It doesn't look like a trash is not Rosie O'Donnell is not a roadie. Okay, because that you know, they talk about his condition there that he needs to categories that he's 74. He's a little overweight. Well, look, I mean, Yeah, he doesn't have time to go, You know to do circuit training. Every day's running a country, so give me a break Looks good. More importantly, he's he's been able to run circles around people like Joe Biden, who, you know, for all intents and purposes, you know, the media would say, Well, he's not obese. He's actually the right BMO. I met. Yeah, you know what? Though? You can't strain sentences together that make any sense passed like you know, the hours of 6 30 to 7 15. Okay, That's it. That's when you lose them, or, you know when he when he's prepped enormously for a debate. It doesn't have Tio actually string sentences together because of the shouting match and Chris Wallace 806 100 Kogo 806 105 646 actual Tamayo at Lou Penrose Your reaction, too. A diagnosis and your thoughts on the pros and cons here. I got Ah, message over my instagram from rpm. So Carol, he said Carl, just a thought. Ah, a 100% supporter of the president. Here's a way to take today's news to the benefit of President Trump In two weeks time, it will be apparent that the president has overcome Cove. It On that he is free to lead the next four years. In this country without the fear of him Contracting the virus. However, the real question should be. How could Joe Biden handle becoming infected with the virus should he survive? Would he have survived? Does he have the immune system to combat it Interesting. So Trump can basically say only one of us up on the stage is short not to have worry about covert 19 going. That's true. That's right after this is over one thing too Sure, Here's another way that mask ever again as not that he did up to this point of the issue and the melodic and begin the new fashion statement of not having a mask. All right, 806 under Kogo 806 105 6. Or six. We wantto get you in on this discussion in this conversation on the dome. I'll report first Traffic.
"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.
"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
"senator chris murphy" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Democrat senator Chris Murphy took to Twitter to ask did America just assassinate without any congressional authorization the second most powerful person in Iran Nebraska Republican senator Ben Sasse says president trump did not need congressional authorization he tweeted general Soleimani has killed hundreds of Americans and was actively plotting more this commander in chief has an obligation to defend America by killing this **** the U. S. airstrikes has sent you a stock index futures lower also futures contracts on the Nikkei two twenty five stock average tumbled one point five percent in Chicago as the yen strengthened against the dollar Japan's stock market remain shot for the new year holidays while other markets in Asia were open oil spikes with futures in New York and London surging more than four percent gold also spiked Bloomberg news ported Stephen Ennis cheap Asian market strategist at actually trader who wrote quote this is more than just bloodying Iran's knows this is an aggressive show of force and an outright provocation that could trigger another Middle East war meanwhile the S. and P. five hundred index climbed twenty seven points to a fresh record yesterday lifted by tech shares including apple an alphabet which is the parent of Google the index was already up twenty nine percent to close out twenty nineteen in addition to the Middle East situation Bloomberg says investors are also keeping an eye on geopolitical tensions surrounding North Korea were Kim Jong hoon said he was no longer bound by his pledge to halt to major missile tests and would soon debut a quote new strategic weapon it's eleven minutes now after the hour on this morning.
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
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 WIBC 93.1FM
"To defend America's interests selling fellow world leaders this about Iran the regime is wandering the nation's wealth in future in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the president called out China for trade abuses amid a stand off over terrorists hopefully we can reach an agreement that would be beneficial for both countries. but as I have made very clear I will not accept a bad deal the president also spoke out against illegal immigration and human trafficking ends socialism. the record of nations and destroyer of society all the presidents in New York a 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 saying what we want to see transcripts of all your calls with Putin and then do Republicans reciprocate by saying what we want to see all of a bomb is calls with all of these world leaders talk to John Roberts of the U. and America's listening to fox news. three W. Y. P. C. mobile news all the level on the go. it's a pretty big fire it's sunny and seventy two downtown I'm Kerr Darling here's what's trending at eleven oh two if you're seeing a big plume of smoke of the black smoke downtown here on the west side actually well but from a junk yard along south Avenue firefighters from both Indianapolis fire in Wayne township as well as speedway firefighters are all on the scene Hoosiers in terra Haute were not very very receptive in a public forum about a plan to raise energy rates if you're a Duke energy customer Duke energy Indiana president Steve panic or says on why they want the increase currently ninety percent dependent on coal for our statewide generation and call it served us well but as we move forward that we feel like we have to diversify their portfolio he also says they need an X..
"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.