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Brothers Charged in Fatal Shooting of Chicago Police Officer Held Without Bond
"Brothers charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police Officer L. A French were ordered held without bond in court today. French was killed Saturday night when she and her partner and an additional officer conducted a traffic stop in West Englewood. 21 year old Monty Morgan is charged with first degree murder of a peace officer. 22 year old Eric Morgan is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and obstruction of justice, police say Monday pulled the trigger, and Eric was the driver, Senator Dick Durbin calls the shooting tragic. We have tragic losses. Sadly, every week in the city, Chicago from gun violence, and I don't want to diminish those. I just want to say that We're paying special attention to this officer at this moment. Durban was on the Senate floor earlier today to discuss officer French and to fight for action against Straw purchasing of guns. The mother of the two Morgan Brothers is now also in police custody. Sources tell WGN investigates the woman caused a disturbance at Christ Hospital in Oakland around 10 A.m. when she was refused access to her son in Monte Who is hospitalized but in police
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Reducing Gun Violence
"I'm Ari Shapiro. The flags that the White House are at half staff at a Senate judiciary hearing on gun violence this morning. Committee chair, Senator Dick Durbin called for two moments of silence. One for the mass shooting in Atlanta That left eight people dead a week ago today and one for the mass shooting at a Boulder Colorado grocery store yesterday. 10 people
Report: John Lausch to stay on as top federal prosecutor in Chicago until successor found
"Congressional hearings will continue. Today. Chicago's top federal prosecutor is sticking around for the time being. The White House will allow U. S Attorney John Lounge to remain in office. Until a successor is confirmed by the U. S. Senate Lounge was originally asked to step down by February. 28th by the Biden administration to change comes after US senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's wrote a letter to Biden Healing Lau Shu, who's nominated by President Trump. Their life, but also called for Biden to keep washing
John Lausch keeps his job as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor for now
"Prosecutor in Chicago will be allowed to keep his job under the Biden administration, at least for now. The U. S attorney, John Lauch was brought in under the Trump administration is currently leading three high profile cases in Illinois, including the comment bribery case. It's common for incoming for presidential administrations to ask federal prosecutors for the resignations. But the White House is granting requests by U. S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's both Democrats for Illinois. Keep Lauch and to let him finish prosecuting these cases. One
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Like this. Woman from L. A recently revisited Chicago. This is my first Chicago winter. Yes, And what do you think? I mean, it was warm in earlier months. I think just in the past couple weeks has started to get To the real winter. It's been OK. We could be stuck with this cold pattern for the next 10 days, with the Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump fast approaching Senate Democrats making their case for convicting him. Republicans argue that the trial's unnecessary now that the president Trump is out of office. But Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says that shouldn't matter. As Trump should be held accountable for his actions. Fact that President Trump is no longer in office does not change things former presidents accused of inciting the mob that attacked the U. S Capitol building one month ago today. Five people, including U. S. Capitol. Police officer Brian Sick Nick were killed in the aftermath. Chicago police looking for two men wanted in connection with two recent Carjackings On the North side, two men approached a person around 8 30 PM January 26th in the 1500 block of West Granville and showed a handgun before taking the vehicle. The man carjacked another person. The evening of February 1st, a few blocks east of the first theft in Edgewater, The manner described is between 14 and 25 years of age and wearing black jackets or hooded sweatshirts. Anyone with him for Nation is asked to call area three detectives at 3127448263 Don Cleaven. WGN NEWS. Wisconsin Judge Bruce Schroeder will hold a hearing next week on whether to arrest or increase bail for 18 year old Kyle Rittenhouse. Hearing comes after Rittenhouse allegedly failed update his address with the court. Rittenhouse is attorney says he moved into an undisclosed safe house after he posted $2 million bond in November to get out of jail written house whose family lives in Antioch Yolande Ways accused of killing two people and wounding and third Area Police brutality protest in Kenosha last summer prosecutors vast to issue a new arrest, born and raised written houses bailed by $200,000, the family of a man shot and killed while driving in Riverdale, asking for help finding those responsible. Nicholas Morris and Joshua Bobbitt are suspects in the murder of 30 year old Nicholas Dukes. Let's check W g and sports for do over your Wildcats 75 to 70. It was 75 60, Illinois over Wisconsin Butler beating to Paul 68 58 same scores. Leola down to Evansville. It was Missouri State over Illinois State 74 67. The Bulls beat Orlando. The Blackhawks will visit The Dallas Stars tomorrow. The pre game with Chris Boden at 1 30 face off at two Would John Weidman Troy Murray on 7 20 w gnn, WGN radio dot com..
Durbin and Graham feud over Garland confirmation hearing
"The incoming chair of a Senate panel is pushing the outgoing chair to start confirmation hearings for one of President Biden's Cabinet picks. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, one South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to schedule hearings next week for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Durbin says to delay it jeopardizes our national security. He wants it to begin before President Trump's impeachment trial, which is also supposed to Happen next week.
Auschwitz survivors mark anniversary online amid pandemic
"A U. S. senator marking the anniversary of the liberation of the **** death camp in Europe says the US needs to be more vigilant against anti semitic and other hate groups Illinois senator Dick Durbin noted the horror found at the Auschwitz Birkenau death camp seventy six years after its liberation place seven comprehensible suffering cruelty and depravity we're more than a million people primarily Jews were exterminated with factory like precision and senator Durbin warns it could happen again noting that among the heat full symbols displayed at this month's capital incursion was a man wearing a camp aus bitte sweatshirt despicable neo **** hate symbol shown during the capital insurrection and the chance of Jews will not replace us three years earlier in Charlottesville Durbin says he is again this year introducing legislation to monitor and cracked down against domestic terrorism groups Jackie Quinn Washington
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"Vote. So while they were really big fans of objecting, how about Senator Dick Durbin, who talks about voter fraud? We've been told voter fraud doesn't exist. Senator Dick Durbin gave a Senate speech about voter fraud cut 46. Irregularities weren't confined to the state of Ohio. Let me give you an Illinois example. DuPage County, Illinois, 26% of provisional ballots were counted. In Chicago, a few miles away, 61% were counted more than twice as many. That's largely because Chicago allows provisional ballots to be cast by a voter who turns out to be in the wrong precinct on election day. DuPage County does not County right next to Cook County. How is the fundamental right of an American citizen to have his or her vote counted when it can very dramatically not just from state to state from county to county? Well again, I could easily explain away Dick Durbin's lack of understanding of the Chicago suburbs such as DuPage County, by definition is gonna have less provisional voters because there are less homeless people and people that Let's just say our lower income in from page to page. John is a very wealthy county, but that's far too complex for the very dumb person who Dick Durbin is. The point is this. I just had to do that. Because I know and we have. We have clips. We don't haven't pulled yet, but we're gonna put him out like on your Twitter. What is that? They were objecting in 2004 giving these long Senate speeches and now they're calling anyone who dares do this in front of a traitor to the United States. We're gonna lose radio in a second here. If you're listening to the radio program, subscribe to the Charlie Kirk Show Podcast. You just take out your beautiful phone type. And Charlie Kirk Show podcast to Spotify or your podcast provider hit Subscribe. We're gonna be here in this chair for the most today and also Well into the night tonight. Tonight? Yes. So for radio. See you tomorrow. Thank you guys so much. Hey, everybody in the live stream, we're going to keep on going. Where else could be joined by Jenna Ellis momentarily. She has to join us by phone, not by video store where I grew up Pope, which is even worse than.
Congress approves $900B COVID relief bill, sending to Trump
"Congress comes together to pass a massive covert relief and spending bill. We'll talk about that. WGN traffic again. Good news. No major problems to report at this hour Coronavirus relief package is on the way to President Trump for approval. He's expected to sign it. $900 billion measure was passed by Congress Monday night is part of a bigger spending bill, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin tells WGN's era growing. It's not enough, but it's a start The money that's coming to family $600 reach adult and For Children. It's gonna be a helping hand. It does not solve the problem, but it was viewed as an emergency bill, and I think it should be characterized as such. We have to do Maura unless there's a dramatic turnaround included in the package. $600 stimulus Jack's more most Americans, those checks expected to go out as early as
Senators unveil bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills
"Group of senators has come up with a pared down coronavirus relief package that's minus two contentious features. I think we've had a Christmas miracle. Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins, one of a group of Republicans and Democrats, who are proposing a $748 billion coronavirus relief bill. The measure includes a $300 per week federal unemployment payment, along with help for struggling businesses, schools rule broadband and transportation. What's not in the bill is $160. Billion, wanted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for cities and states and liability protections wanted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the number two Senate Democrats Says the two should back the measure. There's no excuse for either the speaker or the leader. You've got it. Give us a vote. Don't let us go home for Christmas without a
Durbin wants vote on relief bill
"Pressure is on Congress to come up with a covert nineteen relief bill we have a lot of work to do in just a few days to do it democratic senator Dick Durbin on bringing up by partisan covert nineteen relief bill to a vote five Republican senators have been working night and day five democratic senators as well it really is a super human effort on our part to give the this together in time to help the American people as quickly as possible and there's needed money and that bill for states to help with vaccine distribution think about the vaccination the the logistics that we serve with money in this bill we want to make sure that this vaccine is on the road in vaccinating people all across America as quickly as possible urban spoke on ABC's this week surely a blur Washington
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"Trump continues to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, even though the key battleground states have certified the results and courts have overwhelmingly rejected the president's legal challenges. Still, many Republicans refused to accept the outcome and have not acknowledged Joe Biden as president elect on ABC is this week, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin maintained that Mr Biden won the election, and he urged senators to turn their attention to a coronavirus relief bill. Joe Biden is gonna be sworn in as the next president, United States on January 20th. The remaining days. We're going to be in session in Washington. I don't hope we don't get embroiled in that debate further. I want us to focus on what we're trying to achieve with this covert relief package. Senator Durbin is among the bipartisan group of senators negotiating the relief bill.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Police investigating after a person was shot to death this afternoon on the inbound Eisenhower just east of the Jane Byrne interchange. It happened on the inbound Ike near Clinton Street at about 1 30 in the afternoon. One person shot dead. We'll tell you how it's affecting traffic coming up in just a couple of minutes. Former Chicago Alderman Edward Oli accents to 18 months in prison. This is as a result of his guilty plea in a long running tax case. Where Dole yak was once one of the most politically powerful people in Chicago. He also used to host a talk show right here on WLS Back in the nineties, Senator Dick Durbin, sounding optimistic today about the chance for a new stimulus proposal on Capitol Hill. Here's Bill Cameron Democrats frame there compromises, emergency relief for cities and states, small businesses and people out of work. Urban calls it promising. It's a figure it's a dollar amount. That is certainly much more than McConnell's. As for much less than Pelosi says for so we tried to strike that sweet spot. And we tried to serve the things that everybody agreed. We're absolute priorities and what needs to be spent, Durbin says. One new idea out there that he's against. He is trying to get more people to take the coming vaccine by paying them to take it. No, Cameron. I hate night. He told your listeners here in Illinois today. The virus has killed another 148 people. Another 10,526 people testing positive 112,634 people were tested. And that's slightly lowers our state's testing positivity rate to 10.3% What is going on with the vaccine? Vice President Mike Pence talking about it to this President Mike Pence in Georgia at a round table discussion on Corona virus vaccines more confident than ever that the day will come and come soon. When we put this coronavirus in the past with just weeks to the Senate runoff in the state Pence, campaigning for the two incumbents who also attended the roundtable, Senator Kelly Leffler.
"senator dick durbin" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Alderman Matt O'Shea was a friend. What a tremendous loss. His retirement be stopping to support local business to be gunned down in another senseless act of violence. It was was approached by four people who tried to steal this car, one of them Shop, the 65 year old who had a gun of his own and fired back. Police don't know if any of those suspects were wounded. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says the U. S. Senate needs to move and say yes to a $908 billion bipartisan covert 19 relief package and get it up for a vote as soon as possible if we do nothing in the Senate Other than to act on the executive calendar, which the Republican leader referred to this morning. The day after Christmas. 12 million Americans will be cut off entirely from unemployment assistance. 12 million If we don't do something Those families will be in a desperate situation, Durbin says. Small businesses, local and state governments also need help. And he says 30 million Americans are risking eviction. If Congress goes home and does nothing Despite Tier three coronavirus mitigations Limiting gathering size is a large wedding was held Wednesday night at the Hilton in Northbrook, Freelance journalist Hey, Luke. Jesus Salazar got a tip and described what he saw. The question is, how did this happen? There were over 150 people eating, drinking, hugging, most not wearing masks. The Cook County health departments investigating and are considering Citations against the hotel. Meanwhile, Governor prints cure finds the whole event. Disturbing. This is very concerning to all of us At a moment when we have rampant covert 19 throughout Illinois community spread here we have people who are Concentrated fashion have the ability now to go spread it toe everywhere that they returned to a trio of former American presidents say they're willing to publicly get vaccinated against covert 19 once it's approved and then attempt to encourage all Americans to do the same. During an episode of the Joe Madison Joe on Sirius XM Former President Barack Obama says he trusts Dr Anthony Fauci and will absolutely take the vaccine. I will be Taken it. And, you know, I may end up taking reduction on TV or having a film just so that people know that you know, I trust this science. Okay. What I don't trust is is getting covert. Former President Obama, President George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all committed to the idea to promote public confidence in the vaccine safety Once the FDA authorizes one President elect Joe Biden is suggesting that President Trump should attend his inauguration on January 20th In an interview on CNN, Biden says it'll show a peaceful transfer of power as competing parties shake hands. And move on protocol of transfer power, I think is important, but it is totally his decision and it's not. I have no personal consequence to me. The president is refused to concede the race and his fought the election results. He said he'll leave the White House of the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden's win Most of California may soon be under a Coronas Corona virus. Stay at home order. Red Donna you with the details, Governor Gavin Newsom says This was expected the final surge in this pandemic. A record number of people are in California hospitals, regions where the ICU capacity is falling below 15%. We are now mandating that we are implementing a stay at home order for three weeks, Newsome says. Four out of the five regions in California could reach that threshold. Soon. Hair salons, bars and casinos would close retail stores would be at 12. Percent capacity and on Lee take out at restaurants. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We're a few months away from truly seen real progress with the vaccine. A Republican lawmaker accused Newsom of disrupting daily life without releasing details behind the decisions. I made Donahue no WGN sports college hoops. Western Illinois got beaten at Iowa. 99 58 Chicago state, losing the eastern Illinois 78 56 Thursday night Football. There wasn't any. The NFL rescheduled the Ravens Cowboys game for next Tuesday.
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"Our city. The state's reopening guidelines could keep the theme park closed well into next year in Orange County, Corbin Carson KO Phi knees, Disneyland's three hotels are going to stay closed indefinitely. The Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian hotel and Spa in Paradise Pier Hotel are no longer taking reservations. Disneyland does plan to open the Disney Vacation Club Villas at Thie Grand Californian. News has brought to you By MIKE Diamond Smell good plumber, The L. A County Board of Supervisors has taken the first step to deposing the sheriff. It has become a somewhat of a sad situation. Supervisor Sheila Cule was one of three votes in favour of emotion, which asked county staff to come back in January with options for removing sheriff in Nueva held US least, was another vote in favour dealing with an elected official, who was in my opinion, refused to collaborate and cooperate, Supervisor Katherine Barker says. It's for voters to decide and they back the raven 2018 believe. This motion is based more on personality and not based on need. The board's also looking at the possibility of moving forward with an appointed sheriff Chris and Carl. Okay, if I knew the US Supreme Court is considering whether to overturn the affordable Care act individual insurance mandate, the Trump Administration, Texas and other Republican state say the mandate should be tossed out. Along with the entire law. California Solicitor General Michael Mangan told the court this morning. There's no reason to overturn the whole law. It would cause enormous regulatory disruption. UPIN the market's catch 20 million Americans are health insurance during a pandemic and cost the state tens of billions of dollars during a fiscal crisis. California another Democratic states say the challengers have no standing because a person can't be harmed by a law that has no penalty. Congress removed the penalty for the insurance mandate in 2017. Joe Biden is defending the affordable Care act. This effort to bypass The will of the American people. The verdict of the courts in the past the judgments of Congress, and my view is simply cruel. Needlessly divisive. I didn't says the law delivered needed health insurance for millions of people. We can't subvert the growing consensus. The American people based on an argument put forward In the brief seeking to invalidate the law. Biden says he will work quickly with Congress in January to increase healthcare protections. And former FBI Deputy director Andrew McCabe has appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions about the FBI's investigation into potential collusion between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. I was shocked And disappointed at the errors and mistakes that Bong found on the cave told lawmakers. The decision to open the investigation was not political opened a case to find out how the Russians might be undermining our election. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin argued. It's time to put the investigation to bed. Republican Lindsey Graham says more elections will be held in lawmakers must make sure that what happened in 2016 does not happen again. We have a crash on the 91 in Buena Park, and this one is along the eastbound side coming up on non avenue. That is where the carpool and four left lanes are blocked on Ly the right lane is open for business. Huge delays here. We're seeing a backup that extends all the way into sory toes coming away from Looks like just about Bloomfield, right of Bloomfield. Traffic really loads up. You may want to bail on the freeway at Bloomfield. You can take our teacher Boulevard East found. And reconnect with the 91 over a beach boulevard. Let's check in with Michael Brian. He's checking out Diamond Bar K F Eye in the sky. Sponsored by injury. Attorney Superwoman super lawyer dot com. An age of big troubles here, 60 eastbound at Grand right on the merge with the South 57. That is some road work that is wrapping up from the right lane. I believe we have a stall is cleared as well. But bottom line. This is really heavy. Now that before Temple, it's leaving the tenets all bumper to bumper on the South 57. West 60, very unusual sewing from the 71. In fact, here's a 10 out of the fire. That's gonna be a much better bet for you. We've had a problem that is a Paris area to 15 south, bound around practice that was motorcycles went down. Evelyn Middle Lanes have been blocked, but it looks like it's still suffering back towards the Marino Valley. Sweat injured in an accident visit superwoman super lawyer dot com Mike O'Brien KF eye in the sky. Hey, After I in the sky helps get you there Faster. I'm Angel Martinez. More sunshine will talk forecast. Next contractor's license 10 47 71 Zak, Are you still open clogged drains for just $80? You bet I am. And if the house has a ground level, drain clean out. We'll.
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"It's 8 35 here at W. T. O p in a developing story that we are following this morning, Police are asking residents to shelter in place in Alexandria neighborhood after an officer was shot while responding to a report of a shooting. Now when officers arrived at first Street near North State Asef ST in north Old Town about five o'clock this morning, they found shell casings and somebody started shooting at them. One of the officers was hit. He's at the hospital now he is expected to be okay. Shortly after that there was another shooting a few blocks away. Now that we don't know yet, if anyone was hurt during that incident, police, however, do think these two showed shootings are related, and they're asking that you call or text 9 11 right away if you see anything suspicious now, specifically Alexandria police are asking residents to shelter in place between Bashford Lane and Montgomery Street from the Washington ST George Washington Memorial Parkway to the Potomac River. The Senate today is expected to confirm President Trump's Supreme Court nominee and she's likely to be sworn in to the high court. Exactly a week before the presidential election. W T. O P is Mitchell Miller has more now today on the Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes no apologies for moving swiftly on the confirmation process ahead of November 3rd Jamie County Barrett of the US Court of Appeals for the seventh Circuit stellar nominee in every single respect, while Democrats haven't attacked her qualifications They continue to criticize Republicans for rushing to get her on the high court. Senator Dick Durbin is among the Democrats worried about a case involving the Affordable Care act that will come up a week after the election, when conservatives would have a 63 advantage on the Supreme Court. If Amy Cockney Barrett is on the bench by November, the 10th. Then she's in a position to strike down the law, which provides health insurance for 23 million Americans on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller W T. O P News ahead right after traffic and weather who stays And who goes if President Trump wins a second term. 8 37 were movers. Diamond importers..
President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process
"Trump is acknowledging confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Cockney. Barrett may not go smoothly, but prospects appear dim for Democrats to slow it down. They must not act on this nomination through the American people finish the process there already begun, noting that early voting is underway. At a news conference Sunday, Joe Biden implored voters let your current senators no. If you want to be heard before. Vote on confirmation of a new justice into GOP senators, someone your conscience. Stand up for the people stand up for our cherry system of checks and balances. But Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic whip, tells ABC is this week We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. But we can't stop the outcome. University of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Almond cautions. There are political limits on Democrats at some point obstruction for its own sake looks bad. Ben Thomas
Trump, Biden battle over quick confirmation of court pick
"President trump is acknowledging confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett may not go smoothly prospects appear dim for Democrats to slow it down we must not act on this nomination to the American people finish the process they're already begun noting that early voting is underway at a news conference Sunday Joe Biden implored voters let your current senators no if you want to be heard before a vote on confirmation of new justice into GOP senators someone your conscience stand up for the people stand up for our jury system of checks and balances with senator Dick Durbin the democratic whip tells ABC's this week we can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours maybe days at the most but we can't stop the outcome university of Pittsburgh law professor Arthur Hellman cautions there are political limits on Democrats at some point obstruction job for its own sake looks bad Ben Thomas Washington
Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
"Win for the USA. I'm Pam Puso Fox News that in a tweet from President Trump, who says the Affordable Care act would be replaced with a much better and far cheaper alternative. If it's terminated in the Supreme Court, That's exactly what Democrats are worried about, as the president pushes the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Senator Dick Durbin tells ABC is this week he wants to ask Barrett point Blank. Whether or not her position is that we should end the affordable care act providing health insurance for 20 million Americans. And protections for Americans from one coast to the other from preexisting conditions being used against them when they buy health insurance. Democrats are also concerned about the future ofthe abortion rights.
Democrats lament Amy Coney Barrett pick but say 'we can't stop the outcome'
"Say the White House is fast tracking the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. But as one Democrat says, there's not much his side Khun do about it. We can slow it down, perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most. You can't stop the outcome. What we should do is to address this now. Respectfully, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin on ABC Confirmation hearings are set to begin October. 12th
Michelle Obama: "Vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it"
"Democrats have opened their national convention, virtually five of the United States of America. Joe Biden's Biden's grandkids grandkids kicked kicked off off proceedings proceedings with with the the Pledge Pledge of of Allegiance Allegiance a a choir choir of of people people from from each each state, state, then then saying saying the the national national anthem anthem Headline Headline Speaker Speaker Michelle Michelle Obama Obama stressed stressed the the importance importance of of voting for Joe Biden. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden, like our lives depend on it. I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man. Guided by faith. Obama accused President Trump of downplaying the Corona virus crisis for too long, she argues Trump's response to the outbreak has been marked by chaos division and in her words. Total and other utter lack of empathy. A group of Republicans spoke out against President Trump at the Democratic Convention, the number of Republicans included to John Kasich. The former Ohio governor, who said the U. S is on a path of division and dysfunction. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman said former vice President Biden could get the US back on track, not Donald Trump. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman also spoke Republican and a longtime CEO. And let me tell you, Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business, let alone an economy. So members of the Illinois congressional delegation have their own virtual meeting to talk about issues facing the country, a little U. S Senator Dick Durbin says when it comes to the middle class. It's time to get back to the base and whether we're talking about a living wage. Whether we're talking about card check membership efforts for protection in the workplace, time and again, we've got to come back to basic principles. Mayor Lightfoot was part of a round table discussion yesterday on social justice with Biden. She says economic empowerment gives people a feeling that they have a stake in their own future. And that will create a lasting change.
Sen. Dick Durbin, Mayor Lightfoot push back against Trump deploying federal troops to Chicago
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is opposed to President Trump sending federal troops to her city to help quell violence. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says he sides with the mayor. I stand with Mayor Lightfoot. I have since there was a first suggestion. By the president that he was going to send in federal troops of federal law enforcement. Let me tell you we can use some help dealing with gun violence. We could use some new legislation. Wouldn't that be great on gun safety that the president might support? I don't know anything he supports, But there are other things he can do to help us with community policing and resource is we need in the hardest hit communities When it comes to violence in
Chicago won't see 'Portland-style deployment' of federal agents, mayor says
"All agents deploying tear gas on protesters and Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has been urging those federal troops to leave. That is Chicago keeps a watchful eye on the White House plan to send hundreds of federal agents, their president, Trump says, added FBI, Homeland Security and DEA agents will help in the prosecution of violent gun offenders. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot doesn't want to see the federal government put troops on the ground, like in Portland, and if we see any Steps out of line. Particularly with VHS or Border Patrol. We're not gonna hesitate to take the president to court and stop any unconstitutional actions. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth's say, though, closely monitor the administration's efforts to make sure it doesn't stray from assisting local law enforcement. Ryan Burrow, ABC News
30000 Protesters March And Rally To Protest Police Brutality, Racial Inequality in Chicago
"More people protesting the death of George Floyd thirty thousand took to the streets of Chicago they started with a rally at union park and finished at Seward park the crowd almost seven city blocks long some of the marchers talked talked about about the the message message they they hope hope their their margin margin will will send send in in talking talking about about the the same same things things over over and and over over and and this this time time I I really really believe believe like like changes changes happening happening and and as as long long as as we we keep keep this up and we keep doing it peacefully like we've been doing it I think it's gonna happen I think some people there is we all have to think about how you can get there Illinois senator Dick Durbin says he's been encouraged by the protests the scene kids high school kids at fifteen hundred students out last Tuesday next Tuesday careful warning broken windows they were kids who were speaking up for black lives matter and I met with some sense of the certain demonstrations occurred but that's not enough we got to do more and reach out to other kids in the high school teaching position of the same way senator Durbin talker WGN speed Mick Murray
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"Like with Michael bar Michael thank you Paul thank you Tom a thirty say the veteran pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles killing Kobe Bryant and eight others tried to avoid falls so heavy that it grounded police choppers Jennifer hummadi with the NTSB says the grounding of the police choppers may or may not be relevant typically we look at the man machine and the environment to help us to determine what happened and we have weather professionals on staff that will help us do that the helicopter was taking Brian from orange county to Ventura county on Sunday when a smashed into a Calabasas hillside in nearly two hundred miles an hour the cause of the crash is still under investigation during his defense of president trump in the Senate impeachment trial attorney Alan Dershowitz argued against calling the former national security adviser John Bolton as a witness democratic senator Dick Durbin responded to the Harvard law professor have him say to us listen don't bring a witness and there's nothing he could possibly say of importance or relevance give me a break professor you can say that your classroom but in the real world we believe the people under oath telling the truth and the best way for us to have an outcome industry trial that is credible across America the trump defense team will wrap up its presentation today the state department is warning Americans to avoid traveling to China as the corona virus outbreak there spreads at least one hundred six people have now died in China from the illness global news.
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"The Brian Kilmeade show been listening carefully to my Republican colleagues on the other side and appears that they are going to work together and coordinate the so-called locker up defense. This is really nets supposed to be about the Muller investigation the Russian involvement in the election. The Trump campaign so forth is really about Hillary Clinton's emails. Finally, we get down to the bottom line Hillary Clinton's emails and questions to be asked about Benghazi along the way what about Travelgate water quite water? There's a lot of material we should be going through today. According to their response to this. That is totally unresponsive to the reality of what the American people want to know, the paint a lot of money twenty five million dollars from this report. I respect Mr. Muller and believe he came up with a sound report though. I don't agree with all of it. Okay. That's nice. The part where it says it down Trump clue with Russia Senator dick Durbin being sarcastic and saying that the Republicans keep bringing up Hillary Clinton. Here's the problem. This whole thing happened because her emails were were exposed it all happen because jump Desta is Email account allowed the Russians to penetrate or the states you just be outworking Hillary Clinton from from dawn to dusk every single day. Getting his message out destroying her in two of the three debates. So your stand that it all germinates from the fact that Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats the democratic the DC the DNC totally responsible about their cybersecurity. The your unless Leslie think, of course, robber motion of found the Donald Trump personally hacked her Email, even though he does not use Email period. This guy. No, social media. He doesn't know cyber material. So the president is state to seen this material came out and the question, I think is a good one that Democrats will never follow and most democratic voters don't seem to be curious about which is curious. And that is how the investigation started. And once the president once the FBI director decide to exonerate Hillary Clinton despite evidence to the other in the other direction why they decided in July to go after Trump. And now we can't even find that out without people saying, it's politically politically oriented. Meanwhile, bar spoke with Senator Feinstein to Don Mcgann keeps coming up cut fifty one. He's still have a situation where president essentially tries to change the lawyers account in order to prevent further criticism of himself. That's not a crime. So you can in this. Situation instruct someone to lie well to be obstruction of Justice the lie has to be tied to impairing the evidence in particular proceeding Magana already given his evidence. And I think I think it would be. Plausible that the purpose of Mcgann memorialize in what the president was asking was to make the record that the president never directed him to fire. And there is a distinction between saying this go firearm, go fire Muller and saying have him removed based on conflict, and what would have different results what would that conflict? Well, the difference between them as if you remove someone for a conflict of interest from another person appointed. Yeah, that's true. That's a great point. I never thought of that. He said he's conflicted get rid of him. He didn't say end the special counsel. And plus would if somebody was listening in on all your conversations, how many times did you turn around. If your parents, I'm gonna kill this kid. Wow. This it in my should I be I get manslaughter for an attempted to kill my child, or you know, if I get a chance I'm gonna I'm gonna fire him. Maybe that's Thursday night. When you go to work on Friday, get inside not to do it. If we. Televised and put audio and video on all Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama's meetings. How do you think that would go for everybody? Linsey Graham, said you pop off if that's bad. If you beat somebody go at impeach him. See what you get with that people? You went over with that huge William bar explaining why he told Muller he didn't want to include his summaries. So I don't know if you remember this if you just tuning in now this broke late last night that Donald Trump excuse me, Robert Muller after eating the four pages wrote in a letter to his buddy way in bars. I don't agree with the four pages on certain elements of it people depresses misconstruing what we concluded. And he says it's not a conclusion he says will you say they said, yeah, we'll you release my summaries. You said no, here's why cut forty seven. I told Bob that I was not interested in putting out summaries. And I wasn't going to put out the report piecemeal I wanted to get the whole report out, and I thought summaries by very definition, regardless of who appeared them would be under inclusive, and we'd have sort of a series of different debates and public discord over each Tronc of of information that went out, and I wanted to get everything out at once and we should start working. And so the following day. I put out a letter explaining the process we were following and stressing that the March twenty four th letter was not a summary of the report, but a statement of the principle conclusions. And that people would be able to say about Muller's entire thinking when the report was made public. Eight sounds reasonable. I mean, you could sit there and be. Adam Schiff and Santo by any of that. Really? I mean, usually guy explain it. And if you if you're not able to watch he's just as cool as he sounds. He looks like he's he's directing somebody to just giving somebody directions. He's not upset people. Get mad. They're showing some anger and some emotion. He just stares at Amedee's. Basically. What do you want me? Do I'm telling the truth cut fifty two here. He goes after talks to dick Durbin. If you received a letter from Bob Mueller few days after your March twenty four th letter. It was clear he Hinson general genuine concerns about what you had said and done to that point. Can we move to another time? His concerns was he wanted more add to this after after a months long trial. If if I wanted to go out and get out to the public, what the verdict was pending preparation of the full transcript that I'm out there saying, here's the verdict and the prosecutor comes up on the shoulder and says, well, the verdict doesn't really fully capture. All my work that great, you know, cross examination idea that third day of trial where I did that this doesn't capture everything my answer to that is I'm trying to capture everything.
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"Illinois. Senator dick Durbin read from the letter the summer load of the department sent to congress from Reese to public late in the afternoon, March twenty four th did not fully capture the context nature and substance of the offices work and conclusions again, and again, Democrats questioned the attorney general about the discrepancy between his characterization of the special counsel's report and the concerns Muller detailed in his letter. I talked directly to Bob and Bob told me that he did not have objections to the accuracy attorneys. Don't put things in writing unless they're pretty serious about them. And again, and again bar often looking impatient and irritated defended his interpretation of Muller's findings after a months long trial. If I wanted to go at. And get out to the public. What the verdict was pending preparation of the full transcript and the prosecutor comes up and caps me on the shoulder and says, well, the verdict doesn't really fully capture all my work about that. Great. You know, cross examination. I did. Or how about that third day of trial? Where I did that this doesn't capture everything my answer to that is I'm not trying to capture everything I'm just trying to state the verdict and while Democrats William Barr with questions about his conclusions. Republicans repeatedly returned to subjects like Hillary Clinton's emails, whether or not the Trump campaign was spied on and the questions of bias at the Justice department during the two thousand sixteen election as Texas Senator John Cornyn did here we now need to know what steps the Obama FBI department of Justice and intelligence community. What steps they took to undermine the political process and put a thumb on the scale and favor one political candidate over the other Tennessee, Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn was one of the. Senators questioning attorney general Bill bar today. Welcome. Thank you so much. So a big topic of conversation. Among some of your democratic colleagues today was the attorney general's representation of the findings in the Miller report. Do you think that bars four page summary fairly reflected the findings of the special counsel? Yeah. When you look at so report, which people can now get this report. They can read it what the attorney general did was to put full word an accounting of what was in that report. And he offered for Mr. Muller to be able to review that before he sent it out. Mr. Muller did not. And now you're hearing that there was a a back and forth. But let's leave that conversation to Mr. bar, and Mr. Muller, well that conversation is now widely public. I mean, how do you square the concerns Muller raised in his leg? Letter a letter that was released today. A letter that he sent to bar and these concerns let me read them out to you here. I'll just quote bar summary, quote, did not fully capture the context nature and substance of this office work and conclusions end, quote, he goes on to say this threatens to undermine public confidence in the outcome of investigations. Are you taking issue with the special counsels viewpoint expressed in his letter you had general bar today? Say that many of the problems were with how the media had represented the report and general bar like any of us cannot control what the media is going to say or the opinion that they are going to express with Ad Council. Said in his letter that he felt misunderstandings resulted from Bill bars for page summary misunderstandings. That may happen yet. Ten lawyers in a room, you're going to have twelve different opinion. Wins. Do you wanna see Robert Mueller testified before congress? You know, there are some that would like to see him come and testify. I think most people say look the report is filed. What more are you going to learn? Well, how do you feel would you object to him testifying before congress the American people and tennesseans spine large will say, look, let's get to work on some issues less make certain that government is accountable, and then let's move onto dealing with transportation with health care with keeping the economy going they like to talk about brighter futures for their families. And those are the things that are there emphasis, the Muller report has been filed and they're ready to see us do some work that is important to them. Well, given that given that there are so many real world concerns that people have that voters have the chair of the judiciary committee Lindsay Graham has said that he wants to. Investigate the origins of the Mueller investigation. You have just said look it's time to move on. The investigation is over there is real work to be done on real issues. Do you think what Senator Graham is proposing is a productive use of time and resources? You know, it's consistent to say. The report is there in the findings are there in. It's also consistent to say. Let's hold the government agencies accountable. And if there are bad actors, let to deal with these bad actors, so you think it's a productive use of. They they want to know how we got to this point. So that no presidential candidate democrat or Republican ever sees something like this happened to them. So you would like to see an investigation of the investigation. You do think that's productive user is. We know that that actors are rooted out and that we are going to be well served by individuals. Who realize we are a nation of laws that we will abide by the rule of law again to you were going to have law enforcement there that is to uphold the law, Marsha Blackburn is a Republican Senator from Tennessee, she sits on the judiciary committee. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you so much..
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"Senator dick Durbin from Illinois. As way them his his is not happy. With McCain's explanation for lying yesterday morning. The turban appeared on MSNBC reacting to McCain's explanation for lying to investigators about leaking information to the press. And McCabe is said numberous times in this. Cockamamie book tour of his that when I served as deputy director. I was one or two people in the FBI who have the authority by FBI policy to interact with the media and decide what information as an organization we shared with the media. I don't consider any of the authorized dissemination of information. I was involved in over. My course of deputy director to be leaks. They are not leaks. Well, dick, Durbin said that McCabe explanation doesn't satisfy him since I have to say, I'm still struggling with the fact that after twenty years in working in the FBI really taking close look at the questions and answers and making life and death decisions that his explanation doesn't really satisfy me as to why he faltered in this moment when he was being asked about his own conduct. Translation, I don't believe this guy. And I don't know why when it comes to explaining his own behavior. He can't just own up and admitted anything well that's not hard to figure out. The coup is still underway. And as long as the coup is still underway. The people in the coup conducting it cannot admit to have done anything wrong. They have to basically signal that everything they've done is justified. Because of the importance of getting rid of Donald Trump. I asked for a little montage of how the media has been treating or did react originally to the Justice let hoax and we've we've put one together here. And it's just a review it. There's nothing really earth shattering here. It's just a review of the overall flavor and attitude of the drive by media as they became SABA twenty four as they became aware of the story at the beginning of it Senator Cory.
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"Senator dick Durbin from Illinois. As way, then his his is not happy with McCain's explanation for lying yesterday morning. Turban appeared on MSNBC reacting to McCain's explanation for lying to investigators about leaking information to the press. And McCabe is said numberous times in this. Cockamamie book tour of his that when I served as deputy director. I was one or two people in the FBI who have the authority by FBI policy to interact with the media and decide what information as an organization we shared with the media. I don't consider any of the authorized dissemination of information. I was involved in over. My course of deputy director to be leaks. They are not leaks. Well, dick, turbans said that McCabe explanation doesn't satisfy him is I have to say, I'm still struggling with the fact that after twenty years in working in the FBI really taking close look at the questions and answers and making life and death decisions that his explanation doesn't really satisfy me as to why he faltered in this moment when he was being asked about his own conduct. Translation, I don't believe this guy. And I don't know why when it comes to explaining his own behavior. He can't just own up and admitted anything well that's not hard to figure out. The coup is still underway. And as long as the coup is still underway. The people in the coup conducting it cannot admit to have done anything wrong. They have to basically signal that everything they've done is justified. Because of the importance of getting rid of Donald Trump. I asked for a little montage of how the media has been treating or did react originally to the Justice mallet hoax, and we've we've put one together here, and it's just a review it, there's nothing really earth shattering here. It's just a review of the overall flavor and attitude of the drive by media as they became Sabat twenty four as they became aware of the story at the beginning of it Senator.
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"Well, it was a it was a tough decision to write this essay. Because it brought back. What was really very troubling? And almost traumatic experience in my own life. But that that hinge event was actually a headline that I read in the New York Times about a man who had committed suicide in a parked car in the west village and not been found for seven days and that this poor fellow had. Well, his the worst moment of his life was when he threw a sandwich at a server at McDonald's for giving him the wrong order, and she turned out to be pregnant and this funny little story made the local newspapers, but it was at the top of his Google search for the rest of his life from then on when it after it happened in two thousand thirteen he couldn't get a job because anytime anybody who lost his name, this funny story came up, and so any perspective employers thought, oh, I don't want to hire. This guy throwing sandwiches at pregnant servers and it ruined his life Helen Andrews on online shaming Sunday night at eight eastern on C Span's q&a, some news out of Virginia from the Associated Press. The woman who's sexual assault allegations against Virginia's tenant governor surface. This week is speaking publicly about the encounter tenant governor, Justin. Fairfax has repeatedly denied her allegations Saney encounter was consensual the nessa. Tyson issued a statement saying Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in two thousand four during the democratic national convention and another top Virginia Democrat admitting to wearing black face decades ago. Attorney general Mark herring issuing a statement saying he wore Brown makeup and a wig in one thousand nine hundred eighty to look like a rapper during a party. This comes and it calls for governor. Ralph Northam to resign after the emergence of a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. As the negotiators work on funding for the parliament of homeland security house and Senate conference committee with a deadline of February fifteen to avert another partial government shutdown today. Administration officials gave them a closed door briefing about border security, President Donald Trump has been asking for demanding five point seven billion dollars to build a wall. Some of the lawmakers spoke to reporters after here is Senator dick Durbin democrat from Illinois. Spree. Classified.
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"Live from the White House driveway with the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and the house speaker Nancy Pelosi standing beside them with a number twos. In the house and Senate the two whips Senator dick Durbin and congressman Steny Hoyer. We'll see whether any Republican leaders come out and speak or perhaps the president himself will be speaking later after today's meeting. On this edition of C Span's the weekly a new year, a new congress what to look for in the one hundred sixteenth congress as lawmakers return to Washington. Our guest is the editor in chief of the hill newspaper with Democrats in control of the house. What does it mean for the congressional calendar? Husak explains their scheduled to have a longer summer break. And that Steny Hoyer has said is just spend time have members spend time with their families. However, it's going to be pretty intense until the summer usually before the state of the union if let's say Republicans control the house. Well, they don't they really wouldn't have a busy time before the state of the union, but when the opposing party wins, that's a different story. So they're going to be hitting hitting the ground running House Democrats it's going to be pretty intense throughout the year. And unlike an election year, they're going to be here in the fall, they're going to be here many days, and I think a lot more days than they certainly were in in two thousand eighteen but to be fair that's an election year where come onto over one their home camping. Tune into the weekly C Span's podcast available on the free radio app. Online at C span dot org or wherever you download your favorite podcast. On this second.
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"It was one of my worst votes creating the hundred to one and all the rest of it. I finally feel like I'm getting it. Right. And the fact that I get it right means a lot of people will be treated, right? Not all of them. Sit a lot to do. This is just the opening. It is the first step as we characterize it. There's a lot more that needs to be done. But we have finally decided I think as a nation moving toward the feeling we're gonna fight the war on drugs with our brains, not our muscles. We're going to think about ways that stop drugs coming into this country to deal with the interdiction of and also deal with the treatment of people in a much different way, it reflects the fact that the opioid epidemic which has taken over in this country has opened the eyes of people everywhere too. The fact that says a problem of the inner city anymore. There isn't any suburb to wealthy. No town too small to avoid this opioid epidemic. And people who are looking at the victims are not seeing poor inner city living people they're seeing their brothers and sisters and sons and daughters. So they're starting to think about drugs and a different way. I think that we are evolving as nation as we think about drugs and how to deal with them. I believe it's a scourge. It breaks my heart to hear when someone is addicted. But at least now we're not saying, it's a moral curse. In your finished were saying to them. It's a disease we're gonna treat it. Well, I wanna put it to you this way if you were not a Senator back in the eighties when those mandatory minimums and three strikes route into crack cocaine despair, if you were not a Senator that would have happened. Anyway, it was where the heard was going, but I will say this. If you were not a Senator now the correction for that would not have happened you or the guy on our side of the aisle and. I know you're going to try to clearly the White House. Indispensable partner clearly Grassley in Inle indispensable partners. But as democrat in the democratic caucus, I know for sure if dick Durbin was not a Senator we would not have this day. And I want to tell you as you know, I live in an inner city community with people who have been adversely affected by an unfair unjust war on drugs. You are a champion my friend, and I am so grateful that you're my friend, and that you have allowed me this last five years to be your partner on getting this over the finish line. And then a great partner the man who brought me into politics was impulse. I am. And he was a Senator in my state before me he had some basic rules, and I live by when it comes to public service. He said look for two things in public service honesty and somebody who's willing to help the helpless that those were the north star the guideline when it comes to what I want to be a member of the Senate, and I'll bet you do too well beyond I mean because this is the thing. For me in this day of politics were money pouring in using pick constituencies that have no lobbyists. You fight for people who come who. Don't don't nobody fights for that are marginalized, and it's often lonely place. But I Meyer you so much and me my career be marked by the values that you exhibit every single day told you visit federal prisons pretty well. You are. But that and I'm sorry to get you know, one of these guys says before you tell me about your religion for show to me how you treat other people's. I don't wanna talk religion. But you know, Matthew twenty five Jesus speaks. You know, when you visit me in prison when I was in prison you visit me when I was hungry. You fed me. It goes through this long list. And if you view read that I've seen you not preach. I don't even know much about your faith, sir. But I, but you live those values every single day are exhibited in Matthew twenty five and the fact that you go to prison to to visit with people you're fighting for and that they know who you are..
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"On the lead sponsor, he's chairman judiciary. We report the Bill out of the committee. We'll say so I this is my first real experience as Senator seeing the sausage being made. And that's when the nobility of of a new taught me a lot about this. I eliminated the wisdom. You said like Corey I've learned in this process that if you're offered half, a loaf take it off the table and then go back to work again. So you saw a council to understand that. Yeah. We were giving up something. But don't let perfect. The enemy of good their real lives at stake here real people that we can help even if we don't get everything we want. I still remember the moment that on the Senate floor when the final part of the deal was done. It was you were standing there never really happens on the Senate floor. But I still remember it's great staffer that crash has since left the Senate, but he was tough as nails comes out, and we on a juvenile provision Grassley, and I shake hands. We all have deal. We're all happy with the Bill. And now we have to sell it to the judiciary committee to try to get it out of the Senate into Brock Obama. And so how to what happens to the judiciary committee? Well, of course, we we end up getting an approved in the committee. Yes, and voted out and voted out committee, and we're all pretty happy about it. Because bipartisan vote, yes, that's way out to the floor. And then we run into Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Yeah. Who basically says no way not gonna do this bills never going to be on the calendar. And there were number reasons behind it. I think some of it was. Memory of Willie Horton is an issue. Can you explain to people because I know this young people that might not know well, go back to the race with Michael Dukakis, the governor of Massachusetts democratic nominee for president against the first Bush against George Herbert Walker Bush, and they dredge up this ad about someone was released from prison in Massachusetts and turned around and committed another crime. It was a horrifying add the man was an African American and they didn't hide that fact in the ad, and they just beat the living heck out of Dakotas with this man, Willie Horton dripped with racial implications. It was awful godawful ad in really haunts it anymore. I'll tell you in.
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"And if you don't move and move quickly it's going to swap America. That's we were told and the debate was really gaining steam. And then there was an event which occurred. It didn't involve crack cocaine, but it came at a moment in the history of the Washington DC area where no one missed it. There was a great basketball player university of Maryland Lynn bias, he was destined for the NBA. He died of an overdose. Not crack cocaine, but he. Died of an overdose in the midst of this debate. And it just propelled this issue forward. The next thing, you know, were voting I'm voting for the hundred one crack powder disparity amended mandatory minimums and three strikes you're out. I mean, it was his harsh and tough as could be. We used muscle all the way, and it failed failed miserably the net result of it. More drugs in the street, lower prices for those drugs, and we started filling the prisons primarily with African Americans Latinos, and it reached a breaking point where I said to myself if that is not the most failed policy. I don't know what is got to do something about it ten years ago introduced the Bill change it from one hundred one to one to one crack and powder off. I went and I ended up with my enemy nemesis in the in the battle Jeff Sessions Senator Obama how about that? And so here we are faced with the Mark. In the Senate Judiciary committee, and I run into him in the Senate jam as often say go to the Senate gym everyday for no apparent reason. I run into him in the Senate, Jim, and I said, Jeff we got to do something. We can't leave this one hundred one wail. Okay, dick. I'll take twenty five to one. I said twenty five that's terrible thinking in my head one hundred twenty five as big forward. Leap, and I should make ten I'm talking about. How laws are made. Yes. I said make it ten. He said no way, I'll do twenty. And I said, okay fifteen. Nope. Eighteen that was it. We agreed on eighteen the Bill went through the Senate Judiciary committee by voice vote. The Senate floor by voice vote. House Judiciary by voice vote Hausler by voice vote. And there I was at a signing ceremony. Just a few weeks later with Jeff Sessions Durban and President Obama his office. No cameras. No, nothing. But that was the first step, and I just wanna say so you had this period in American history. Democrats Republicans were were lining up to put harsher and harsher sentences. Not just crack. Okay. But you know, since nineteen eighty till now federal prison population balloon eight hundred percent the states were following suit or leading with a five hundred percent increase in in the in the in the overall prison population. And you though, led the charge started very early. You were sort of break, you broke with all of that leading with this fight that got into mazing the first time, you told me that story when I first got to the Senate about two guys in gym you fighting for one to one, but finding a way not based on science or what the drug is or any kind of chemical analysis you're able to battle it back to eighteen to one and get it signed by then President Obama, and really you began you didn't stop there. You went right back to work to try to start taking down these mandatory minimums, three strikes out all the things that exploded the the prison population. And I guess I just want to get to that moment where you find a partner on the other side to do the Bill that most inspired me when I got to the United States Senate. Can you tell us about who that partner is? Interesting partnership there after we pass the first Bill fair sentencing act, eight years ago, the sentencing commission stepped in and said, we're gonna make this retroactive..
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"Again to another edition of lift every voice. I cannot tell you. I am so excited about this episode because I am just literally hours have now passed since what was yesterday affectively around eight a little after eight o'clock where we passed a historic piece of legislation a call the first step act, which will get to in a second. But my guest today really is my champion on criminal Justice reform in the United States Senate when I was a very new Senator about five years ago, I came to the Senate to work on criminal Justice reform. It was one of the things that drove me to want to try to a run for the Senate in the first place and the guy who when I landed on the Senate floor and the democratic caucus who kind of took the under his arm would already had the seminal piece of legislation. Do sentencing reform is a man named dick Durbin, the Senator from Illinois. And I have him is my guest today. He led the charge to get this legislation passed, and I just want to thank him in welcome to this podcast. Thank you Senator van. Thanks corey. And it was a team effort. And I I was just happy as heck that you were by my side. It was a great great feeling on the floor last night. I think we made history. Clearly, we did. And I'd like to just go back a while. Because Senator the thing that makes me sad about you is that some of the best beaches. I've ever heard you give there's no press to listen to when you stand up, and you corral or caucus on moral issues. You are really one of the people that is a moral voice in the democratic caucus talking about the people that are often left behind the folks that don't have lobbyists. I've seen you stand up and talk for for immigrants and DACA kids. And then clearly on criminal Justice reform before I even got to the United States Senate. Now, you said something in the press conference, which was I thought it was really moving. Because you just told the truth about how we got into a certain hole, and how you've been on a mission for years and years and years now to get it maybe we can start there. Well, I said at the press conference, and I've said many times, you don't often hear Senator preface speech by saying let me tell you about the worst vote I ever cast. The worst vote ever cast was nine hundred eighty six along come crack cocaine, and we were told be frightened very frightened. It's dirty. It's easy to produce highly addictive. So destructive particularly to pregnant women..