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GOP's Thune says Trump allies engaging in 'cancel culture'
"The Senate's number two Republican Senator John Thune, now defending his fellow Republicans who voted to convict former President Trump in the impeachment trial. Boone criticized activists and party leaders for engaging in what he calls cancel culture by rushing to censure Ji. GOP senators who found trump guilty of inciting an insurrection. Thune says there was a strong case made and his fellow senators should not be criticized for voting their conscience. Soon is facing reelection next year. In deeply conservative South Dakota, he voted not to convict the former
"senator john thune" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"We cannot win. They literally stand for nothing. They literally stand friendly, but they have control of the levers of lawmaking. They have control of a lot of money through the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And now listen to this guy soon. Quote to the degree there's a titular leader for the party. It's McConnell. Said. GOP whip Senator John Thune. Trump has threatened Foon with a primary challenge, making the South Dakota in one of several of McConnell's conference who could face Trump inspired challenges in deep red states. I don't think these people understand let alone politico. It's not just Trump. It's the Reagan conservatives. That's the Goldwater conservatives. It's the tea party conservatives. It's the Trump supporters. I'm not gonna stand by and watch this happen. We're not gonna stand by. It's an amazing thing here. Ladies and gentlemen, Mitch McConnell is focused on His power his control over the Republican Party, his ability to raise money and decide who's going to serve in the United States Senate talk about fascistic. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is destroying the country right before our eyes. And they're destroying it so fast and so overwhelmingly, we can't even keep up. 98% of the public has no idea what's taking place because they're signing executive orders. They're overwhelming us for regulations. Nothing's being done as a matter of legislation. They're just It is a massive attack on our system and massive attack on our liberty on our private property on our families. On morality, I might add. And this is what McConnell's focused. But this isn't a leader. This guy's not even a follower. I don't know what he is. He has managed to figure out How to control the Republican Party had to control The Senate with the Republicans in it. That's all. He's managed to do it now and now he's saying he's going to decide who the Republican nominees are in the states. Republican governors. Republican legislators in the state should be furious. He represents Kentucky. That's it. It doesn't represent Arizona are Pennsylvania. Anything else? Or anything else. He has a hard enough job of doing what he's supposed to be doing. Chuck Schumer run circles around this guy. And this guy soon. Soon, really? Notice no conservatives. No conservatives even thought of his possible leadership in the Senate. And so the issue is this We gonna put up with this forever? No, we're not. No, We're not McConnell, Liz, Chaining Thune and the rest. I'll be right back. One. Oh, 5.9 at them. W m a l where Washington comes to talk. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to ask you a question. Did you know withdrawing your cash from the bank can be very risky. That's right. I said it. Let me educate you about this. Thanks, sir. Now required to spy on us for the government and the report Any behavior? They think it's suspicious, man. Oh, man, I was shocked as I read the.
Biden continues push for new coronavirus relief plan
"House and congressional Democrats are trying to ramp up efforts. Past the president's $1.9 trillion covert relief package and get his Cabinet nominees confirmed before the impeachment trial begins the week of February. 8th. The new Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is working to advance the president's plans to deal with the pandemic, which include $1400 checks for many Americans and addressing a host of challenges related to the Corona virus vaccines, which remain in short supply. The pandemic doesn't particularly care. There's been a change in the administration. The needs of our country are still great, and the urgency to act is clearer than ever well. President Biden wants bipartisan support for his relief plan. Many Republicans say it's too costly and should be scaled down. South Dakota Senator John Thune is the number two Republican. That's a lot of money, and I think it makes sense for us as we go through this to take a really hard look at how we're spending every one of those dollars and ensuring That it is targeted. It is physical responsible. There's a clear sign the two parties air moving apart. Democrats are looking more and more like they will utilize a legislative procedure budget reconciliation that will allow them to bypass Republicans in the Senate and avoid the 60 vote threshold needed to get past a filibuster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Schumer have both indicated that's on the table. I do think that we have more leverage getting cooperation on the other side. If they know we have an alternative budget. Reconciliation has been used by both parties to get around securing enough bipartisan votes, and it looks like it's about to happen again with covert relief legislation being written up in the coming week.
Biden's call for unity hits first big test in Congress
"Inciting violence against the government of the United States. We're gonna argue like hell. But I think we could do it in a way that we can get things done for the American people. President Biden presses ahead with an ambitious agenda and calls for unity and bipartisanship. Even as the Senate prepares for the second impeachment trial of former President Trump. I'm w T. O P S. Mitchell Miller and the White House and congressional Democrats are trying to ramp up efforts. Past the president's $1.9 trillion covert relief package and get his Cabinet nominees confirmed before the impeachment trial begins the week of February. 8th. The new Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, is working to advance the president's plans to deal with the pandemic, which include $1400 checks for many Americans and addressing a host of challenges related to the Corona virus vaccines, which remain in short supply. The pandemic doesn't particularly care. There's been a change in the administration. The needs of our country are still great. And the urgency to act is clearer than ever well. President Biden wants bipartisan support for his relief plan. Many Republicans say it's too costly and should be scaled down. South Dakota Senator John Thune is the number two Republican. That's a lot of money, and I think it makes sense for us as we go through this Take a really hard look at how we're spending every one of those dollars and ensuring that it is targeted. It is physical responsible. There's a clear sign the two parties air moving apart. Democrats are looking more and more like they will utilize the legislative procedure budget reconciliation that will allow them to bypass Republicans in the Senate and avoid the 60 vote threshold needed to get past a filibuster. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Schumer have both indicated that's on the table. I do think that we have more leverage getting cooperation on the other side. If they know we have an alternative budget. Reconciliation has been used by both parties to get around securing enough bipartisan votes, and it looks like it's about to happen again with covert relief legislation being written up in the coming week. I'm w T. O P S Mitchell Miller and this is the week on the hill.
Trump threatens to not sign COVID-19 bill, wants bigger stimulus cheques
"Speaking of holiday cheer. After seven months of roiling congressional negotiations congress passed a landmark relief deal. Everybody got on the same page. The seem to be a problem that was solved and then last night. President trump sent a tweet. The bill they are now planning to send back to. My desk is much different than anticipated. It really is a disgrace so aiysha. This was not an explicit veto threat. But it kind of was and the president made this after the bill had already been passed. What exactly does he want here. Yes so the president is asking for explicitly asking for a bigger payments Stimulus payments for individuals two thousand dollars for individuals. Four thousand dollars for couples He also said he wanted The tax break that was brought back in this Bill to last for longer than what is in the bill. Right now This tax break is known as the three martini. Lunch tax break by critics of who say that it benefits you know executives more than it will benefit struggling restaurants but those are some of the things he also raise these concerns about other things being in the bill not seemingly acknowledging that this isn't just a covert relief package but this is a a spending bill. It's the the relief package is coupled with the spending bill that funds the entire government. Right right. I mean these. These are programs that the president asked for his own budget months ago and programs that he has signed previous annual spending bills mean things like money for the military more money for the military money for military. Pay raises an endeared. Your we talked about this a lot but it's worth just emphasizing one. More time as the president comes out and tries to blow this up. After the bill had passed after congress has left town he was absolutely totally disengaged from these negotiations for the last few months right. I mean really. That's been the president's mo during his entire first term. I mean he. He has not really engaged that much with congress. He left the negotiations on this cove. Relief bill as he had in previous covid relief packages to his treasury secretary steven mnuchin and republicans on the hill were given the assurances that the administration was signed onto this package. And and it's it's really worth pointing out that. The the party that the president is undercutting the most here is republicans because he comes out and says i want two thousand dollar relief checks for every american republicans had negotiated this down to six hundred dollars and it was interesting. You saw a house speaker. Nancy pelosi say right right after. This video came out great. Yeah let's do two thousand dollar relief checks. I'm all for it yes. A president trump is sort of acting a bit like a grinch for republicans right. He's still in there Christmas a deal at this point. It seems like he's very angry with republicans in general and not just about this issue but really about the overall him feeling like they're not backing in his reelection bid. Right now backing. You mean saying that we're going to overturn the results of an election that oven election. Yes of an election that that happened. It seems like he's angry at them so now he's calling out you know different. Republicans whether it's senator john thune. Who's a top republican in the senate You know calling out mitch mcconnell so i it seems like this was president trump. We don't know whether he will actually veto or not but saying look i'm still the president i can still. You know demand attention and i can gum up. The works abet teardrop. Do you have any sense how this could play out going forward. I mean given that now you have democrats running in the special election in georgia. You have the house speaker saying yet. We've been pushing for bigger payments. Let's do two thousand dollars like what. What are the options going forward. And and what are the deadlines that we need to think about. I mean i think what we're looking at is a couple of deadlines one is tomorrow. The house will come in and has what. It's called a pro forma session which is really just usually like housekeeping day over the holidays. But what they're going to do tomorrow is try to pass a bill calling the president's plan and say we would like consent to increase the stimulus check payments to two thousand dollars like the president said we would expect the a house republican to object
Congress Closing in on Coronavirus Aid Bill
"Legislative language as rates of covid nineteen infections a soaring to new highs. Even as the united states starts. Vaccinations negotiators were looking for a way to shift the approach to hard hit state and local governments. Which has been a key. Democratic priority but opposed by republicans the measure to be attached to a spending bill that must pass by friday to avert a government shutdown is not expected to include new protections for companies from lawsuits related to the pandemic something high on the republican agenda. Senator john thune the senate's number. Two republican said the proposed direct payments to individuals would be around six to seven hundred dollars per person. The have been no stimulus. Checks issued to individuals since the initial twelve hundred dollar payment in april democratic president elect joe biden said the stimulus package was encouraging. But more aid would be needed. Commerce department data showed retail sales fell unexpectedly sharply november with consumer outlays on goods and services showing softness across the board. The federal reserve on wednesday promised to keep funneling cash into financial markets further into the future to fight the recession. Whilst big businesses have been given financial support during the pandemic individuals have had to rely on unemployment food banks and local charities to stay afloat with americans britons canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive corona virus vaccines the root out of the pandemic. Now seems clear to many in the west even if the rollouts will take many months but for poor countries the road will be far longer and rougher the ambitious initiative notice kovacs created to ensure the entire world has access to covid nineteen vaccines the secured. A fraction of the two billion doses. It hopes to buy over the next year and has yet to
Biden flips Arizona as Dems tell Senate Republicans to 'move on' and accept reality
"Has now apparently flipped his fourth state from the GOP to the Democrats with Arizona now in the Blue column after being called last night. The presidential race has yet to be called in North Carolina and in Georgia, where the secretary of state has initiated a hand recount of the ballots, and that's scheduled to be finished by this coming Wednesday. Much of the action now moving to courtrooms and the streets as we hear from national correspondent Clayton level Michael. It's been nearly a week since Joe Biden was projected President elect President Trump's lawyers still alleging voter fraud but yet to present proof Several cases have been dismissed Biden moving forward by establishing his cabinet and speaking with world leaders, but the Trump administration hasn't granted Biden access to classified briefings. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer growing agitated by the day, Republicans should stop their shenanigans about an election that President Trump has already lost. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling out Republican leaders who side with Trump's refusal to concede there engaging, absurd circus. Right now, refusing to accept reality Republicans so shamefully pretending a proceeding without recognizing what our responsibility is. Well, many Republicans are reserved on the topic. Several have begun to bend a little Senator John Thune, now offering that he believes it's important from a national security standpoint. Other notable names with similar messages, but not conceding the election. Senator John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley to name a few this while President Trump's supporters show no signs of losing hope. Rallies being held daily Protest ng Joe Biden as the projected winner cannot call the election on Lee. The voters of the United States they're living in the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany said this week. She expects it to be quite large. Stop the steel rally slated all over the country this weekend. Lieutenant Colonel Allen West Organizing one of them in Texas. We got to stand with our president. Let him know that we got his back. Organizers expect big crowds. The 1st 10 minutes of the call A prayer with some singers afterwards use a patriotic songs to have probably have about 2 3000 people at this event and so Comes go to support our country. Foremost and President Trump the events, causing some local authorities to cringe, but not because of politics. Instead, the risk of crowds amid a growing number of covert 19 cases in the U. S. But it didn't stop Democrats from taking to the streets to celebrate last week and likely won't impact. Republicans plans to voice their frustration this weekend. I'm Clayton Nevel.
Trump considering giving convention speech from White House
"With plans to hold the Republican convention in two battleground states foiled by coronavirus concerns president trump says he's considering giving his acceptance speech closer to home the president says he will probably deliver the speech from the White House it's easy and I think it's a beautiful setting telling fox and friends it's certainly one of the alternatives but it would be an unprecedented move using public property for partisan political purposes house speaker Nancy Pelosi tells MSNBC he can't do that and top Republican senators John Thune and John Cornyn both use the word problematic with Cornyn saying he'd need somebody to show him where it says the president could give the speech from the White House Sager mag ani Washington
Senator John Thune on Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill
"Senator John Thune says the recently passed house bill focuses on handing out more relief money without thought to the consequences for future generations he says what's really needed is assurances for those driving the U. S. economy we need to make sure that medical professionals and small businesses and others can get back to running their operations employing Americans without worrying that an army of trial lawyers is about to descend Republicans and just liability protections must be part of any new coronavirus relief package
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has tested positive for the novel coronavirus
"The first senator to test positive for coronavirus rand Paul he was on Capitol Hill last week and today tweeted that he did not have symptoms but was tested out of an abundance of caution senator John Thune mentioned Paul on the Senate floor today just one of their colleague senator rand Paul's tested positive for the coronavirus our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery
"senator john thune" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Senator John Thune says were only hearing one side of the story he's referring to impeachment testimony from the U. S. top diplomat in Ukraine that link to delay in military aid to president trump's desire for an investigation into a political rival from what I can tell a lot of the interactions and statements he made was based on secondhand information that I think that's so those are obviously points that can be disputed a fast moving wildfire in North cinema county exploded to ten thousand acres today as flames raced across the dry landscape amid windy conditions in California he Kincaid fire forced as many as two thousand people to evacuate including the entire town of Kaiser they'll traffic is sponsored by the U. P. S. jobs dot com on dental school pull a cell phone that royal lane a wreck blocks to lift weights backed up now both directions on the tollway at six thirty five one spot on I thirty five E. an accident blocks two right lanes on northwest highway west on the Dallas north tollway there's an accident in Plano on seventy five central north bound at Parker two left lanes of the HOV lane or blocked by a crash in Lewisville and I thirty five E. sample to corporate drive it to rank with two lanes blocked in Irving on the George Bush turnpike self funded Northgate Dr annex it was moved to the left shoulder I also northbound past belt line a collision is reported in grand prairie on I forty once upon a macarthur an accident blocks the to express lane and was fort worth on I. thirty westbound it's for five eighty eight to record the right lane blocked in a world where you need more money this season on November first you PS is hosting a one day job fair unlike any you've ever seen hundreds of locations thousands of jobs visit you PS jobs dot com slash brown Friday for a location near you with KLIF traffic it's cutting into your exercise time it's stabbing you in the back nine and it's attacking your peace of mind its pain and it's getting in between you and the life.
Conservatives put national security at risk to storm impeachment proceedings
"Two thousand conservative Republicans versus we get into a closed-door impeachment hearing just days after president trump called on GOP allies to get tough tonight a source tells CNN Mr Trump handed it's knowledge of the stunt which delayed testimony by the Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Laura Cooper for hours as Republicans had demanded to be present outing house rules also president trump has now lifted sanctions imposed on Turkey over its military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria that's the quite testimony from his special envoy who told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Turkish-backed forces are likely behind war crimes against Kurds added and I'm quoting now we have a problem following the president's withdrawal of us we'll talk about the breaking news and much more with Congressman Adam kinzler the foreign affairs city and our correspondents and analysts are also standing by for let's go straight to Capitol Hill our senior congressional correspondent Maharajas on the scene for US monitor truly a remarkable scene today tell our viewers what how get after five hours of fighting this testimony now taking place in your defense official answering questions about why the president's Aid Ukraine was withheld but this after Republicans delayed proceedings for hours ones we're not part of the hearing demanding to be part storming into a closed door hearing democrats pushing back and he yelled at by some Republicans even calling in the Capitol police sergeant at arms all democrats are saying in the aftermath of all of this as a day believe there's an effort to distract from key revelation in yesterday's testimony that undercut a White House defense that there was no quid pro quo installing Ukrainian aid and then we're going to try to go in there and we're GonNa try to figure out what's going on I was Republicans a storm the closed door impeachment hearing after damning testimony revealed that president trump may have stalled vital military aid to Ukraine three in exchange for help with reelection prospects it is a sham and it's time for it to end what is happening here is not fair what does that shift trying to hide its but total political hit job on the president of the United States which roughly two dozen lawmakers taking part and refusing to leave some even flouting house rules by carrying electronics into the secure space as one Republican members screamed at House Intelligence Chairman Adams live Democratic Congressman Val demings responded shouting Republicans and asking if they were trying to teach their children that it's okay to lie steal and cheat wait so long as you don't get caught leaving the hearing room Republicans argued the process wasn't fair saying the GOP is being kept in the dark but Republican pins are involved the ones who sit on the committees can ask questions and attend the hearings few GOP members talk about the damning testimony from Bill Taylor the top US diplomat in Ukraine who testified that US Ambassador to the U. Ordinance Solomon told him that President trump held up US military aid to Ukraine until that country agreed to reopen an investigation into the Biden and the two thousand sixteen campaign visit the opening statement says if you were in a court of law would you rely just on the opening statement of an attorney Democrats called protests a stunt to distract from Taylor's testimony gets a extent it's GonNa all of this is going to be forgotten very soon because the real story is what did the president do and why and the harm that it's onto our national security our Republican colleagues evidently have freaked out because they have nothing substantive to say about that they're not denying it in any way they're just trying to avoid it and so instead they attack the committee process of Congress it's it's really a pathetic show on their part GOP leaders stuck to the the house lying insisting there was no quid pro quo based on a rough transcript the White House released a July phone call between trump and Ukrainian president Linski nowhere in that phone call is there a quid pro quo did the president ask just as America does every day to work on different cases now McCarthy also said a quid pro quo means essentially getting something physically or in exchange for something he said name me one thing that Ukraine digital at least honey he said nothing that's a new line of defense coming from Republicans but also today wolf a setback for the trump administration in court a federal judge ruled that the State Department has thirty days to turn over to a watchdog group American oversight records related to communications between Mike Pompeo the secretary of state and the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani so while Congress has tried to get those records the State Department has denied access to those records perhaps as washout group could get those records and we'll see how that affects impeachment going forward going on thank you very much let's bring in our White House correspondent Boris Sanchez Boris this chaos up on Capitol Hill comes just days after trump told Republicans they need to get tough and fight the impeachment inquiry what are you hearing over there that's right wolf president trump again calling on Republicans more aggressive in defending him he said so just moments ago at an event in Pittsburgh the president calling for unity in his party as he tries to defend his founding serious strategy even top officials contradict the president's description on what's happening on the ground there let's see if we can get in tonight as this was unfolding on Capitol Hill with Republican members interrupting testimony from the latest impeachment witness a source tells C. N. N. that not only was the stunt preplanned but president trump was given a heads up a source revealing that some of the Republican members who storm Laura Cooper's deposition appeared at the wall White House Tuesday night president trump also shooting a warning to Republicans who aren't standing by him through the fight quote the never trumper Republicans though on respirators with not many left or in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our country than the do nothing Democrats Watch offer them they are human scum there are the tweet coming on the heels of the number two Republican in the Senate lamenting testimony from the president's top diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor Senator John Thune telling reporters off camera quote the picture coming out of it based on the reporting that we've seen I would you say is not a good one behind closed doors the president's attorneys are scrambling sources say trump's legal team is recalibrating their impeached in strategy keeping the focus on the Democrats command of legal proceedings instead of trying to answer for the substance of trump's alleged actions on Ukraine the president is being denied due
Trump teases nonexistent health care plan for 2020
"Trump says Republicans will offer a phenomenal healthcare plan after the twenty twenty election. South Dakota Republican Senator John thune says healthcare is the problem the president wants to solve the challenge. He has right now he's running into the political obstacle of democrat controlled house whose idea for healthcare reform is thirty six trillion dollar one-size-fits-all government run plan that would take health insurance coverage away from one hundred and eighty million Americans. This
"senator john thune" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Free me. She's in great gear deeds in Watson. It's a family thing. Out of Senator John thune. He will be and Senate Republican whip when the new congress convenes in January, and he joins us this morning from our CBS affiliate K E ELO in Sioux, Falls, Senator. Welcome to face the nation. Good morning. Margaret. Question for you to start off here is based on the news. We learned this week surrounding some of the legal problems with the president federal prosecutors in Manhattan said that his personal attorney made illegal campaign finance payments at the direction of individual one. Specifically, prosecutors say individual one President Donald Trump made payment in coordination with and at the direction of individual one. So everything that Michael Cohen paid for. Prosecutors say was directed by the president. What do you make of this filing? The president says it exonerates him. It's a sentencing filing, Margaret. But I think a couple of your former guests have already suggested this that it is important till we await the additional evidence that comes out and the special counsel, Robert Muller and his team continued to to do their work. But I think at this point we have an incomplete picture, and I think at this point the president is, you know, as as you said earlier has denied some of these allegations that have been made Michael Cohen, obviously has plenty of incentive now to cooperate and the representations that he makes I think you have to you know, they're going to be some questions raised about those as well. So I guess my view is that like, let's wait. This thing is still not complete until it is complete. I think it's probably. Mostly speculation on the part of those of us who are not privy to all the details that the Muller investigation are looking at. Well, this was specific to the prosecutors in Manhattan in terms of those specific charges but moving on here. Yeah. But I think it's the same same thing. I mean, they got this. As a this is still we don't know all the facts until we know all the facts, I think it's important probably not to draw any judgments, but we'll know in due time. You have a big job. Now as we introduced you. You're going to be the whip here. How quickly can you get President Trump's nominee to be attorney general William Barr confirmed? What is the timeline? We're looking at here. Well, there's certainly a process and confirmation hearings. The name gets omitted, obviously, there's background checks. It's shouldn't be all that difficult. This is someone who has a long record in public life and also was held this position previously. My guess is that when it's all said and done if when it comes to a vote in the full Senate that he'll have a strong support. I would hope that he would have strong support from Democrats in the Senate as well as Republicans. He is we know very qualified. And I think has a proven record of accomplishment is a lawyer both in the private sector and his work in the government as well. So, but we will await the process allow it to move forward and the confirmation hearings to get under way. But I would suspect his prospects would be pretty good at least if you looked at it this point trying to handicap it. Well, let's talk about what's happening in the next few weeks. What some call the lame duck here. There is some work. You still need to be able to get done. One of the things that Senator Lindsey Graham has been vocal about a conversation. He had with the president in which he says, the president told him he wants to attach criminal Justice reform and border wall funding to the year end spending Bill, what do you make of that proposal? There are several things that we have to do before the end of this year before the next congress stars we have to fund the government about seventy five percent of the bills that fund the government have been passed by the congress and signed into law by the president. But the remain about twenty five percent one of which is the appropriation Bill that funds the department of homeland security which would include funding for the border wall. Criminal Justice reform is an issue that we have a lot of members in our conference who support but this still being worked on. And if it's going to be considered this year, I think it's probably going to have to they're gonna have to find a consensus that would enable it to move fairly quickly because we just don't have a lot of time. We've got to fund the government we've got to pass a farm Bill. We've got a lot of nominations. We want to move through the process. So there's a pretty detailed list of things that congress still has to get done and criminal Justice reform. Obviously is in that mix at the moment. But how it shakes out in the end. I think remains to be seen. But I would suspect in order for it to be a part of that you're in. Train and everybody tries to hitch a ride on that urine train that they will have to be some consensus about it. So that it can be expedited and not take the, you know, the full six days procedurally that it could if if all the the procedural tools were used by those who are opposed to it. Well, the president's publicly pressuring Republican leaders to act on this. He wants criminal Justice reform done. So you can't commit to that now. Well, he he does. And we know that and we've had conversations with him, and there are many as I said, many Republican senators and a lot of Democrats senators who want to see it happen as well. There are timing issues associated with it. But at the moment, at least, there's still some substantive issues that are being resolved. I think if they get that worked out if they can attract the support of more Republican senators there there's still an opportunity I think for that to be finish this year. But if not obviously it it will be taken up again next year. And it's an issue that there's a lot of interest in very quickly. Can you avoid? A shutdown before Christmas. Well, I think we can I think that people have to come together. Democrats obvious your need to support and and get behind this border security issue. They shut the government down earlier this year over the issue of immigration and that didn't end well for them. I think, you know, making sure that we defend our borders is a priority for the American people should be a priority for the congress. Thank you Senator. We'll be right back in a moment. At Walgreens, Reno it's cold and flu season. Again, a time. 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Cohen pleads guilty, says Trump had a role in Moscow Tower plan
"Hill. Lawmakers reacting to news regarding attorney Michael Cohen USA radio's Timberg with the story. President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleads guilty to line to congress about a Russian real estate deal sought by thank candidate Trump in two thousand sixteen Republican Senator John thune of South Dakota reacts to the news on Fox News. So little early to be making any drawing any conclusions about any of this. I think there's a lot information that needs to be acquired before we can do that. But as the president pointed out, I mean, he thinks Michael Cohen is obviously trying to make deal and in his own self interest to do that. And I don't think at this point that there has been anything that any way changes the landscape so to speak for
Trump abruptly cancels planned Putin meeting
"President Trump was supposed to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But the discussion cancelled Republican Senator John thune reacts, I hope you use this opportunity unify international community against what the Russians are doing and make very clear that this flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and of international law won't be tolerated.
The New House GOP Leadership Team Comes Into Focus
"It remains unclear. If Nancy Pelosi will be elected by fellow Democrats to be speaker of the house about seventeen Democrats say they want someone else for the top slot. Meanwhile, Republicans in the house elect California congressman Kevin McCarthy as their new leader, Louisiana, congressman Steve Scalise will be the house minority whip and Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. We'll be chair of the House Republican conference. USA radio's Wendy king now with additional details. The Californian defeated congressman Jim Jordan in a landslide victory McCarthy replaces current house speaker Paul Ryan as leader of the party in the lower chamber Ryan announced his retirement from congress at the end of his current term. Republicans will be the minority in the house for the first time since two thousand eleven as expected Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York will continue in their physicians for Republicans, South Dakota, Senator John thune was promoted to party
McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders
"After the hour the house and Senate elect new leadership, but not without both sides staking their claim on familiar ground. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has the latest from Capitol Hill I want to thank all of my colleagues for the support. They have shown me the confidence. They've shown me. Senate majority leader Charles Schumer reelected by his caucus by acclamation grateful to his membership majority leader Mitch McConnell, also reelected by acclamation to serve in the same position in the new congress. But things will be a little different this time with the house in democratic control. We have divided government often in this country. We've had divided government more often than not since World War Two. So I'll be talking to speaker Pelosi and House Democrats about what we can do together. Senator John thune. It becomes the new Senate majority whip says he hopes Democrats will remain focused on getting some real work done. We hope that they will decide that they want to play a constructive role. Then put up a record of legislative accomplishment rather than spending. All their time launching investigations, minority leader Chuck Schumer says real accomplishment could come soon if congress passes a number of appropriations bills before current government funding runs out the Republicans are in charge. And if the government shuts down it's on their back Schumer says here's another way to avoid a government shutdown. We believe the President Trump stays out of the appropriations process. We can have a good bipartisan agreement in the government can move smoothly forward, but a dispute with majority leader Mitch McConnell over a Bill to protect special counsel, Robert Muller has already derailed that goal Republican. Jeff flake is the co-sponsor the justification given in April for not bringing it to a floor vote was nobody was being fired nothing to see here special counsel Muller was cut in any danger. That clearly is not the case. Now majority leader McConnell who sets the floor agenda blocked an effort to
House Republicans Choose Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Minority Leader
"Republicans in the house elected congressman Kevin McCarthy as their new leader. While Senate leaders kept their posts for the new congress, the California defeated congressman Jim Jordan in a landslide victory McCarthy replaced. This current house speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as leader of the party in the lower chamber Ryan announced his retirement from congress at the end of his current term. Republicans will be the minority in the house for the first time since two thousand eleven. As expected. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York will continue in their positions. For Republicans, South Dakota. Senator John thune was promoted to party whip House Democrats will elect their nominee to serve as speaker and other top leadership positions when the officially take the majority later this month
Trump tweet calling for end of Mueller probe 'not an order' –White house
"In order I'm, rich Denison Fox, News the White. House walking back President, Trump's tweet, about firing special counsel Robert Muller hours after, the president tweeted attorney general Jeff Sessions should stop this raid witch hunt right now before it continues. To stain our country any further White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders clarified. What the president meant we certainly think. It should be completed we'd like it to be completed. Sooner rather than later it's gone on for an. Extensive amount of time they've still come up with nothing in, regards to, the president South Dakota Republican Senator John thune taking, issue with the president saying the Muller investigation. Needs to move forward they ought to let them complete their work FOX's John decker. At the White House Turkey says it will retaliate against the US after, President Trump announced today sanctions against. Two Turkish foreign ministers the sanctions, imposed over, American pastor Andrew Brunson who's detained on espionage and terror related charges in Turkey Congress has approved a defense Bill which. Includes raises for, servicemembers measure, which already won, house approval strip. The provision about Chinese, telecom companies, e. t. e. that would have prevented sanctions, for being waived Nabil also does not allocate any money for space force new military branch President Trump. Has proposed x.'s Jared Halpern on Capitol Hill President Trump's trade war. Continues as he threatens to raise tariffs. Against Chinese goods from ten to twenty five percent there's. A growing belief I'm told even among dubs in. The president's team that China is a bad actor on trade, and needs, to be handled as such sources say with the, trade imbalances it is now China cannot fight. A tit for tat trade war for very long that it will quickly run out. Of bullets John Roberts Puerto Rico hurricane evacuees can stay in mainland hotels, until the end of August a. Federal judge today granted more time, for those, affected by last.
North Korea handed over war remains with just 1 dog tag
"Twelve hundred check us out, on Facebook Twitter feeds of the listings. As soon as. They come up they're out on their service. To call. Have any questions we. Have, up to. Help you, up brother. Thank you. We'll see on Friday yes we will all right Richard Crowe. Joining us, we're gonna get together. Maker. Of kings coming up next page VH Honolulu Not an order just his. Opinion I'm Chris foster Fox News the White House. Says President Trump isn't obstructing anything by saying Robert Muller's election meddling investigations should be stops fresh from today's briefing there here's FOX's John, decker hours after the president tweeted attorney. General Jeff Sessions should stop this rigged witch, hunt right now. Before it continues to stain our country any further White House folks woman Sarah Sanders clarified. With the president meant we certainly think it should be completed we'd like it to be completed sooner, rather than later. It's gone. On for. An. Extensive amount of time. They've still, come up with nothing in, regards, to, the president at the a Republican Senator, John thune taking issue with. The president's saying the Muller investigation, needs to move forward they ought to. Let them complete. Their work Chris and John thanks the manager. Of a. Luxury menswear store in. New, York testifies. Former Trump, campaign manager. Paul Manafort. Spent more than nine hundred twenty nine thousand dollars on suits. Between twenty Ten, in two thousand fourteen and he was the only customer, to pay by, international wire transport, manafort's on trial. In Virginia for tank attacks. And Bank fraud charges, vice president Pence is in Hawaii for a ceremony marking the arrival of American military remains let's start to be. The remains of some fifty five US servicemembers killed and, lost in the Korean war on their way now to Hawaii they arrived last Friday from North Korea. To a US air base in. South Korea, since then there's been an. Initial examination of the remains an official. Today confirming he does believe they are American end from. The war to show what they're up against though. And doing the final forensic identifications in Hawaii there was only one dog tag included with the remains and officials are not even sure, that relates to what was turned over. FOX's Greg palkot driver having a medical emergency, hit another car. And people standing around in an auto auction in east Windsor Connecticut this morning six people. Are hospitalized including the driver.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"If they don't get ratings those speeches don't. Go on, doesn't matter. Look how many they have back there they just can't get enough Trump speaking in Tampa Florida Senate Democrats accuse Republicans are refusing to. Share all relevant documents relating to President Trump supreme court nominee judge Brad Kavanagh. Democrats being, accused of hysteria the over the top statements that are being made in the continual efforts to throw spaghetti, at the wall hoping something will stick is is what they're spending their time on Republican Senator, John thune a federal judge in Washington state is, temporarily blocked the internet release of blueprints for three d printable firearm citing the possibility of irreparable harm the, designs would have given anyone. With a three d. printer the ability to make them a number of states and the district of Columbia had. Sued the government all guns according to the nineteen Eighty-eight, untraceable firearms, act which was signed by President Reagan supported by the. NRA all guns have to have some metal in? Them enough to be detected the greater Threat here, though is. That the could be untraceable these different parts produced without the serial numbers that the ATF the FBI used track firearms indifferent crimes ABC's. Connor Finnegan of the ninety seven passengers and four crew member passenger jet that. Crashed in, Mexico Tuesday there were no fatalities AeroMexico flight twenty four thirty one crashing in a field in durang go, Mexico just after four pm local time state's governor saying there was bad weather and that the, pilots were attempting to abort just after takeoff but, it was too late the plane going down just beyond the runway witnesses report seeing an explosion upon impact, the jet bursting into flames. Emergency crews seen rushing to the scene to get survivors to local hospitals ABC's.
"senator john thune" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Yeah i'm sorry about the fake news yeah sorry about all the leaked information of eighty seven million people so now he's been called in front of congress and he's there right now actually testifying before congress and the washington post actually posted a story about mark zuckerberg here it is here's the headline on the story yes mark zuckerberg will wear a suit to congress testimony okay mark zuckerberg wearing a suit news is a news story to the washington post kind of gives you an idea for the sorry state of journalism in this country well democracy dies in darkness pat that's the washington post to mind so they've really enlightened us with the news that zuckerberg and any is in fact wearing a suit with a blue tie not even read power type they nailed it looks even dork year in a suit doesn't he yeah absolutely does not suit him he's rich dork so he they've pictured him in the suit leaving a meeting with senator john thune out so he's got more than one core standards john the one that are i arslan span after met in the senate bath house he came in and he looked like a greek is ads glistening enter the flourish live day for you hunter senator it was a great day he got into the hot tub and we may tender love for our all right that's story senator and he told it in the book i mean not exactly like that.
"senator john thune" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"White house but the next step is to vote to get on that bill to vote for cloture on the bill than people who have amendments would like to change it in some way conducive senator durban was quoted this morning is saying his goal is to get all democrats and eleven republicans to vote for a bill in the senate but i would just point out that that is not a pathway to success that distrust nothing about what happens in the house net says nothing about the necessity of a presidential signature if you want to actually make a law as opposed to uh engage in some feudal gesture taking uh these young people's lives uh putting them at risk in the process then do as senator durban suggest to what i would suggest as if democrats republicans vote to get on the bill the vote for cultural then offer amendments then we could come up with something that would address the four pillars the president has proposed and one that would not only passed the senate could passed the house and actually get signed into law that's our goal senator john cornyn next senator john thune we're gonna find out real whether or not the democrats are serious whether or not they want a solution or whether they just want to campaign issue because of what's in front of us as an opportunity to provide certainty for those who are on daca uh at the same time uh strengthen our our border security which has been a priority around here for a long time to uh to prevent these sorts of things from happening in the future and so we think that the the democrats who up until now have expressed an interest in having a debate about immigration it's time to come to the senate floor and uh and put your amendments out there and let's let's get some votes going here uh meanwhile tax reform continues to work now now three hundred and sixty eight companies who have uh either offered bonuses pay raises benefit increases to over four point two million american directly and so it is working it's working wing which was intended to continues to provide positive benefits to american workers and if you look at what the businesses are saying about at the.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"At a middle school and jennifer jones lee is following up on that two students were shot we know one male one female both of them have been taken to the hospital the shooter who weighs it looked like a young teenage girl has been taken into custody and the school i believe is still on lockdown at this point but they think that the weapons already been recovered the shooters in custody and say they're probably is not a threat but because of the investigation that's probably why the school so on lockdown all right so we'll have more of that obviously coming up with reform that story this morning you're just broke a few minutes ago did i say with castro middle school which is on the belmont high campus but it's castro middle school all right the latest are in memo gate member the memos to be released today the memo from the republican house intelligence committee accusing the fbi and department of justice of wrongdoing the fbi saying don't release that memo uh first of all it's a bunch of crap there are a major omissions you're leaving out the whole story and on top of that a national security concerns you're going to be releasing information that is actually going to risk our national security concerns okay that was the latest and you've remember the democrats have their own memo that they rolled up a basically contradicting what the republican side is and uh the the committee would let their men will be released only the republican side okay well there's some fallout now senator john thune of south south dakota number three senate republican is telling house republicans slowdown slow down and two things first of all that the a memo should be seen by the senate intelligence committee which it hasn't been the house intelligence committee will get a release of publicly without even showing it to the senate and what senator theater saying you know what you have to at least c e the intelligence committee of the senate and give it to the republican chairman to look at and also the house republicans you guys should really carefully consider the fbi's warning that it had grave concerns about making the memo public both in terms of its factual accuracy and in terms of the information released could risk our national security phoun told reporters at the annual policy retreat at.
"senator john thune" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Charles a bill now we had several obama care tractors a twoyear extension of a delay of the medical device stocks of the cadillac tax and also uh we were able to get section 702 so we've been checking various items off on the to do list this out this week we're going to confirm the chairman of the fed the new secretary of health and human services and investor sam brownback thankfully the democrats realized the mistake they made in shutting down the government over this unresolved issue of of dhaka senator john thune the whip kept additional hostages in those hostages are the money that should be appropriated the rest of the fiscal year to support our military and the gives predictability to uh to our nation's national security and up also uh they're holding hostage the money that the house passed eighty one billion dollars for disaster relief for the victims working erma and hurricane harvey as well as wildfires out west i hope that the democrats realized that we are serious working on a bipartisan solution to the daca situation the majority leader has said that the will take that matter up in a fair and open process and we will but in the meantime they need to release these other hostages that they took a on the daca issue and let them go so we can fund our military and so the federal government can live up to its responsibility in dealing with the victims of hurricane harvey in hurricane maria senate majority whip john cornyn and now the conference chair senator theme we're anxious to be back at work and not taking on the agenda that we need to be working on for the american people this was totally manufactured crisis uh on the part of the democrats which ultimately led to their brinksmanship ultimately led to a government shutdown but they're obstruct at all costs pattern i hope will change if you look at what we've been dealing with this last year whether it's confirmations whether it's tax reform whether it's a federal spending it's just obstruct obstruct obstruct and that.
"senator john thune" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And changed victims home add russes continue van fleets lawyer catherine fleming says of data brokers like akwa fax the very last thing they care about is the privacy of our information they don't care about guarding that because there in the business of selling that and the more organisations individuals that they sell our data to the more money they can make that something legislators vowed to do last fall alka facts deserves to be shamed i can't fix stupid effects did a terrible job the result congress has failed to act to do anything democratic congresswoman jansher caosc ski introduced a bill that would notify consumers sooner and protect them longer after a breach what happened to all those proposals i would say mainly the reason is is that corporations credit report agencies are on interested well let me put another way they oppose the idea of having more regulation that would protect the data at least one republican senator john thune told us that if congress is going to make fixes they shouldn't rush into something just for the sake of appearances they should make sure those fixes are actually going to work meanwhile echo facts told us it's making data security improvements and accountability measures jeff in order in washington dc tonight and a thank you but us mother stories we're following in the evening news feed president trump's one time chief strategist is out of a job again steve bannon stepped down today's executive chairman of breitbart news bannon has been taking heath since he was quoted as criticizing the president and his family in a new book in arizona joe are pyo the former sheriff pardoned by president trump says he plans to run for us senate or playa was eighty five sheriff of maricopa county for twenty four years until losing at the polls in 2016 as an iranian tanker continues to burn in the east china sea strong winds high waves and toxic gases are keeping rescue boats away one body has been found thirty one crew members are missing there is much more head on tonight cbs news jewell's woodson was 17 years old when she says she was sexually assaulted on a ride home from church understand what was happening sold in in switzerland with one way out one alabama put in a freshman quarterback from hawaii it was aloha national championship as that guards found the end you know we're hearing now wbz news time seven forty five will return to the cbs evening news in a moment but right now let's check your ride tonight with nicole davis the.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"South dakota senator john thune praise the corporate tax cuts in the bill if america is going to be competitive in the global marketplace we have to change our taxco democrats like senator richard durbin decried that the majority released a bill that displayed a process of haste and disarray the problem was when the copied it they chopped off wines sold there ord poll sentences here the just collect little phrases in words this is your united states senate at work passage in the senate is not the end of the tax reform process the senate bill still has to go to a conference committee to be reconciled with the house version of the bill linda kenyon washington former national security adviser michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi the day in a federal court in washington correspondent air tucker reports an inside source tells the associated press flynn has told prosecutors that the president's key adviser and soninlaw had directed flynn the contact the russian government official and act that ultimately got flynn fired an indicted plea deal identifies multiple unnamed trump transition team officials who were involved at communicating with michael flynn about contacts he should be having with the russian ambassador to the united states we have since learned the identities of two of those people one is jared kushner who is president donald trump's soninlaw and the other is key to mcfarland who was a deputy national security adviser in a statement released friday flynn says he's cooperating with the investigation led by special counsel robert muller that investigation is examining potential contacts between the trump campaign and russia hawaii's first test of a siren to alert residents and tourists to a possible nuclear attack from north korea didn't draw much notice karen lenzi and caroline fuji yoga didn't react to the warning system as they ate lunch friday and alamo wanna.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KELO
"Prescription required doesn't get yukon shudder of electricity through used to be the same room with me don't try to be plenty will you made this is the greg belva rich young eight minutes past seven partly cloudy and forty three mostly mostly cloudy it's gonna be another day and your dated there it's but nominal criteria lawn senator john thune said yesterday he thinks president trump beats the use his influence to get republican alabama senate candidate roy board to step aside if he wants to win that state special election in december twelve filming said um the more wins and he comes into the senate in january there will immediately be in ethics investigation it will be a cloud that he'll be operating in it will be a distraction do our agenda he said the president can obviously speak for himself but the alternative as i said is not good either the president to the degree that he wants to use his influence in this race could help everybody out to try and get roy moore to step aside so obscenity through these are some of the strongest words and they certainly we've heard from senator thune in regard what's going on with one more um he and i wanted to get your take others what's your reaction to this i get it i get an email from some one early this morning erode edwards last evening the senate last evening and gist of just one line very upset with senator thune and didn't put it in context and wasn't until i found this and that i hundreds look what they were angry about um do you agreement senator thorniest should the president encourage roy more to get out of the race three three six 1320 is our phone number one eight hundred two two eight forty four thirty five just a heads up i am a christian in south this morning so i'm just jumping rate to your calls three three six thirteen twenty.
"senator john thune" Discussed on WINS 1010
"The individual mandate could give tax writers an additional three hundred thirty eight billion to reduce taxes over the next ten years however it also says repealing the mandate would lead to about thirteen million fewer people without insurance senate minority leader chuck schumer says the used twisting itself nods trying to pay for the tax bill by undermining healthcare they don't know how to deal with this issue because it creates such a huge deficit and they go back to their old nostrum well let to reenact trumpcare let's get rid of healthcare for people that didn't work then it's not gonna work now center republicans will include the repeal of obamacare is individual mandate in the revile is version of the senate attacks spell republican senator john thune of south dakota says democrats are wrong when they say the republican tax plan won't lower taxes for the middle class middle income families are going to receive tax relief as a result of this tax reform bill and the reason for that is we double the standard deduction we expand the child tax credit and we lower rates and those rates go through all different income brackets senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he spoke with president trump who is overseas about the growing more situation mcconnell has said he believes the women who accused more of sexual misconduct he said he will talk more with the president once he returns to washington roy and more should step aside the women have come forward are entirely credible he's obviously not fit to be in the united states under and we've looked at all the options to try to prevent that from happening more responded in a tweet by saying mitch mcconnell's days as majority leader are coming to an end very soon the fight has just begun unquote according to a senior republican party official the republican national committee is withdrawing from a joint fund raising agreement had had with more the official says the rnc is also canceling a field operation he'd had set up ahead of the special election to be held december twelve captured trying to find the guy accused of exposing the saw himself to a 17yearold girl.
"senator john thune" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"These are these twenty wtmj hurcules stand alongside as well we talk you brian fraley president of edged message in a political strategy brian the republican agenda in washington they haven't got a done health care they're trying to get tax reform done speaker vaas said he's uh a speaker ryan rather the said he's focused like a laser on this are they going to get that them i hate the health done a great of the health the path of quite a bit of their agenda meshes with the the president's agenda they've done a very good job the problem is the the us senate the between the filibuster rules and the fact that you have a limited number of those you know uh rand paul and one and and who collins on the other part to get those facts into the republican party doer group group together i understand why people are frustrated mill republicans run the hell they've majority vote how the democrats and people like him get the thumped on on a command senator john thune for his work um you know trying to advance the ball on obamacare uh they are going to get some tax reform package tom what it looks like i think in the end what copper like they're made to get the vote to be made i don't think anybody knows right now that there will be some foreign tax cut the reform of the tax code uh request in full compound who though they they'd have to they have to replace obamacare they have to dismantle it and replace it with a free market alternative exactly how free is exactly what it looks like it's almost uh not the most important thing for the political camp white they back to get conflict down the gut come to confirm get something done obamacare it it the big reason uh the main point that a lot of them ran on including the present present beef through their complete her on the food well he needs uh you know you've result a little bit leadership has more than just uh getting people together yelling at them men tweeting will you mentioned the president and frankly i there's a lot of republicans in congress who think the presidency his stay out of all they do the.
"senator john thune" Discussed on News Radio WGOW
"The the big republican lunch meeting the senators the republican senators who met for their lunch meeting it is now offer senator john thune and mitch mcconnell their meeting with reporters now bob corker pretty much brushed right past all the reporters he is not offering any comments after the meeting he was in the meeting with all the other republican senators he was asked by cnn after these explosive comments that he made this morning about the president he was asked if he still plans on attending the meeting and corker laughed and said well it's my mating it's it's rare republican and the senate where the ones who called the meeting i'll be there i'm one of the guys who called the meeting but anyway is not answering questions right now and i think he's left it up to everybody else to sort of put on the good face and reassure everybody that is nothing to see here and government is operating perfectly fine well that's that's been is motto for awhile hasn't there's nothing to see here era meanwhile corker his latest comment i think he was speaking with cnn again later on this morning and he said that president donald trump has not shown the what is the word here i'm i'm paraphrasing trying to remember exactly what he said he has not shown the desire greg to be accomplished in president he has not shown the desire to be competent is what corker said that's interesting so basically allow you a bounce at around the my mind yeah basically what he's saying there is that i it's not that the guy is incompetent or he's not capable he just he doesn't have the desire he doesn't even want to be i dunno vehicle i dunno that's your senator bob corker proud date of of chatanooga tennessee all right let's through the five things that are happening right now and then we'll get right back to the.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To slap russia with fresh sanctions and give congress new veto power to block any easing of the sanctions and agreement that could send a new bill to president donald trump's desk before the end of the month house and senate negotiators announced an end agreement was reached on saturday morning for a bill that would include new sanctions against russia iran and north korea despite the white house lobbying for changes to the measure the legislation will give the congress a new ability to block the administration for easing sanctions on moscow democrats and some repub wilkins have expressed concerns that trump is considering giving russia back to compounds in maryland and new york that were seized by the obama administration in december the house will vote on the bill on tuesday according to house majority leader kevin mccarthy schedule and the senate is likely to take it up after that although senate leaders pavin said when they will bring it to the floor the senate will move forward with the key vote this week on republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace president barack obama healthcare law or simply repeal it the thirdhighest ranking republican senator said on sunday thin senator john thune of south dakota said senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will make a decision soon on which bill to bring up for a vote depending on ongoing discussions with gop senators thune thought to cast this week's initial vote as important but mostly procedural allowing senators to begin debate and propose amendments but he acknowledged that senators should be able to know beforehand what bill they will be considering the republicancontrolled house in may passed its version of a bill to repeal and replace the affordable care act or obamacare senate republicans are now considering two versions of similar legislation one that would repeal and replace and another that would simply repeal obama care with a twoyear delay to get give the senate more time to agree on a replacement full ferguson's encountered opposition from enough gop senators to doom the effort but mcconnell is making a last attempt this week after trump insisted that senators not leave town for the august recess without sending him some kind of health overhaul bill to sign yesterday on fox news.
"senator john thune" Discussed on KELO
"President and wanting to succeed i wanted to know the democrats that wanna work with him but right now they can't even repealed but they can't get fifty votes to repeal it because somebody's getting hurt more than what they're willing to sign onto dentist look at some of us work with us democrats who are willing to meet you in the middle who've always been willing to meet you in the middle on the most centrist moderate person they're going to find in the senate that's willing to look down and sit down and work on anything in a more progressive manner that basic can fixes the problems that we have the president work with them the president senator says he is convinced the that there will be no democratic support for repeal and replacement of obamacare even if it makes the system much better than it is now let's listen what he said earlier in the week in cedar rapids sure if we went and got the single greatest health care plan in the history of the world we would not get one democrat vote because they're obstructionists their obstruction of the president satan repeat it he says democrats your obstructionists are you obstructionists senator mention i just i truly respectfully disagree with with that statement because i think he knows that i'm looking everywhere i can't work with them and work with this white house and work with this president my president in trying to make things better so that i think that was over the top and still unwilling to sit down and work with this administration this president in my uh my friends on the republican side and there's many more like me that will do the same but is senator you you you might be a certain mindset but there is a lot of mistrust among republicans in the senate you say that there's a hidden agenda here by the democrats listen to listen with senator john thune said about that the other day if we have to negotiate in in than with chuck schumer and the democrats we're going meeting look down the barrel of a single payer system because that's what they wanna see happen is that what the democratic senators wanna see happened said it is a one size fits all single system john i'm sure there's many democrats feel that way in there might be some republicans feel that way i don't i went to market system to succeed you know if you with.
"senator john thune" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Polls have shown that the republican proposal is fairly unpopular so it politically speaking why are they pushing it you know every single republican at serving in congress today campaigned on the promise that they were going to do this so they see this data right they know the risks but there there is a broader calculation that they've made the doing absolutely nothing would be much more politically harmful and keeping their promise to repeal obamacare polls also show just how deeply partisan this issue has become the nbc wall street journal pull out today tells a part of that story in it it said seventy one percent of republicans say they support repealing obamacare nearly the exact same number of democrats said they don't meanwhile there are some senate republicans who aren't entirely on board yet right right four conservative senators have indicated that they could oppose it those for our ted cruz of texas mike lee of utah ram paul of kentucky enron johnson of wisconsin you know it's not clear yet that this bill has the votes to pass it it also is going to need to pass the muster of more moderate senators like main susan collins and alaska's lisa murkowski there to women who have in the past been reluctant to support another one of these bills goals which is to block funds for planned parenthood that's npr's susan davis thanks so much yvette now we're gonna talk to south dakota republican senator john thune thanks for joining us pat kelly treaty with you so what are the problems with obamacare that you feel this bill fixes well first and foremost the problem with obamacare is that you've got market fitter data collapse of prices better go onto the ru and coupled out with higher deductible not an audit cautious just become unaffordable for people who we put her in order to fix it we've.