21 Burst results for "Senator Kevin Cramer"
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"They made it hard, and that's why I like the, I like the Jeffersonian posture in most of these bills. Just vote no and go and go back to your home state. Senator, we have learned because of these leaks that we have U.S. troops in Ukraine. Albeit a small force of special forces, would you support a war powers vote authorization in the United States Senate so that Congress could actually weigh in on this now? Soon to be kinetic conflict of America fighting Russia. I don't know that it's going to be soon to be kinetic conflict with Americans fighting in Russia. Obviously we have troops that protect our embassy. That's true in every country in the world. And I would hope that we wouldn't have an embassy if we couldn't have troops there to protect our people. I mean, we have seen enough examples of bad examples of that. In addition to that, by the way, they are the ones holding Ukraine account for the weapons systems that are being sent already to them that have been approved by Congress and being doled out now by the president and albeit, in my view, far too slowly. With regard to war powers, as you probably know, I was one of the Republicans aborted the voted to repeal the AUMF from the Iraq wars. Both of them older than most of the people that are in Iraq on our behalf right now. And so I don't know that we're at a point where we need a war powers act of voting in the United States Senate if the war power is actually constitutional, which is arguable. But before we would send troops air or at least within the war powers act parameters, you'd have to come to the United States Congress for authority if we're going to be fighting there because again, unless they were to attack us specifically, I don't think the president would have that authority. So senator, at this point, we're now over a year into this conflict anywhere between a hundred or $200 billion have been spent. At this point, do you think we've spent too much money? What do you think is the limit and what is success look like in your calculation? So the last question is the most important one because that dollar amount, while it's significant, but I think a 113 billion, I think they're 40 or so billion that has not been spent, but you're right, it's been authorized and appropriated. Part of my struggle with this is that I don't think that this administration was serious enough about helping Ukraine win with those dollars. Instead, they've been doling them out so slowly that Ukraine has just had a long, slow, hopefully victory. And I say, hopefully, because you don't know. I think it had they been very equipped with half as much money early. They very well could have been more successful by now. That said, I'm not going to discuss what I think the limits are publicly as much as people love to have me do that. And I know you do, because if you did that, then Russia just has to go, okay, well, we'll just wait until that number is used up, and then we'll attack. I don't think it's good to discuss those things in the public sphere. But I do hope our embassy stays safe and I'm glad to have some special forces there to keep them safe as well as to account for the money that's already been appropriated and spent in Ukraine to make sure it's being used for the right purposes. Do you think we're what is the mission? What do you think we could say? Okay, well, we've accomplished success. Sure. So I think there are a couple of things, Charlie. I mean, first of all, ultimately, our success would be determined by what success is for Ukraine. And that would be to get the parameters that the agreed upon and the Budapest memorandum agreed upon borders of Ukraine. That's what America pledged when Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons and we said we'd be the nuclear umbrella and largely in Europe as well as similarly in the Pacific and all of that's being challenged. But I don't, again, if it was just you and me discussing it and we'll just pretend there aren't lots of people listening right now. I would expect that some point, this gets to the place where there'll be a negotiated settlement. But even me saying that out loud gives Vladimir Putin some hope that zelensky is going to have to cave at some point. And right now, I think Ukraine is doing well enough to expect that they should be able to push Russia out of their country. And we'd go back to Budapest, memorandum, borders. But again, I'm a real super quick. Only 30 seconds. Do you mean out of Crimea as well? Because that's debated. It's debated and if I was the negotiator, me, I might be on the table, but I think for now, our position is, is that Crimea belongs to Ukraine. And that was, you know, that was one of the agreements at the time. But Charlie again, without debating every detail of it. For now, Crimea would be included as far as I'm concerned. No, I only ask because that would probably make it another decade because that's not going to fall anytime soon. But this is why it won't do this. It's always my pleasure. Thank you. Charlie. Thank you, senator. Thanks so much. Email us treat them at Charlie Kirk everybody. Thanks so much for listening, everybody, email us your fox is always freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Thanks so much for listening and God bless. For more, on many of these stories and news you can trust. Go to Charlie Kirk dot com..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Give one example. One of the things about the 6 countries, we can debate whether Russia should be on it or not. Probably don't have to debate whether I ran an North Korea should be on the list. All of those things, I'm not really sure why Cuba has to be on the list. For example, in Cuba is one of the countries on the list. I think these are the exact conversations. The other one thing about it, I'm a little concerned about I would expect that we could have some amending to be giving the secretary of the interior complete authority to add to that list. And then having Congress respond to that, I'm not sure that we want that authority. I think that authority should have to get Congress's permission rather than a veto. For example, just they seem like little things, but I think they're important. And those are just a couple of the discussions that I've been having with friends. Yeah, and so I guess your cosponsor of the bill, I would challenge though, why not just say this is probably too far reaching. And the Patriot Act comparison, I think, is fair because some of this is loosely written. Now, maybe this will be cleared up, but senator in all fairness, I don't have a lot of faith in Congress always limiting legislation, usually it increases. It's kind of like a bacterial infection at times, where it starts at a hundred pages and ends up at a thousand. But I mean, some of the language. And again, this is open for debate and for amendment, because it's not law yet, is very open, right? It says it governs transactions, which it defines as any acquisition importation transfer installation dealing in or any use of information. I find one thing interesting senator you said, you're not on board for the banning of TikTok. So is this the spirit of this in your opinion less about TikTok and more about Huawei and just foreign actors in the social media space, more broadly telecommunications? Because I think that's where some people are getting confused because we have the TikTok hearings, that seem to build consensus or do you think the TikTok one is not even as big of an issue as the critical infrastructure piece, which I agree is tremendous. Yeah. So it really important distinctions Charlie. I'm very concerned about TikTok, but TikTok is the example of what happens if you don't put in some barriers up front to bad actors, adversary, your countries and their companies, particularly adversarial countries that are very capable of and have proven and demonstrated strong desire to both steal and manipulate people on their platforms or on their on their hardware, whether it's, like I say, a Huawei or whether it's an app like TikTok. Remember, the four the four apps where most Americans download in the last month in the United States are all four owned by Chinese corporations. So it is largely China and it is largely TikTok, at least that's the context. What I think what the bill is trying to do is we're trying to, you know, sort of head those things off before it becomes a TikTok or a Huawei. And again, this is a little bit why I'm not quite yet on the TikTok thing. I said, I'll probably get there, but I don't want to play whack a mole every time a 150 million more Americans get out of map. I'd like to prevent that from happening in the first place. But with regard to the process as well, Charlie, you're exactly right. This is a 55 page Bill. Congress has a tendency to grow the bills as amendments come up. But this is a bill that is two things. One, it is in fact bipartisan. It's not the, you know, the interest inflation reduction act. It's not American rescue plan. It starts out bipartisan, which means you'll have a better process. It's not universally loved. There are a lot of questions, which means that we will likely have lots of amendments. And it's also in a committee, the committee of jurisdiction, where Congress really blows things up with things like omnibus spending bills in these, you know, like my previous examples when you're using budget reconciliation when there's very little to no discussion. That won't be able to happen in this case, but that said, again, we've seen it happen too often. I go back to Mayflower compact. It was 200 words. The constitution is a couple thousand words. You know, God gave us ten commandments after the Israel gave us 66 rules. And then Jesus boiled it down to love your neighbor as yourself and loved the lord you got with all your heart mind soul and strength. So we have an improved on any of those in the centuries since. So I think, again, focused, I think you're right. Maybe it just becomes China focused. But I do think that we want to head off other really bad actors before it becomes much more difficult to do it. Or you have to unwind things, which is exactly what we're dealing with now when it comes to China in this country. I mean, they're embedded in so much of our supply chain. Another whole show, I know. But I have lots of concerns about how we know that's correct. I will tell you my piece on this. When I hear that it's bipartisan, that makes me even more skeptical because at times it seems as if that's when the biggest power grabs occur. And I know our audience certainly feels that way. When Republicans see, it always seems as if we're pandering to the Democrats. The Democrats don't ever come over to our side. We can agree to disagree on that, but certainly seems that's been the pattern over the last I'd love..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"This codifies the rule puts a few more of these guardrails. I keep using that term, but it's the best term I can think of. Guardrails in place to prevent the very thing that you rightfully fear. Yeah, and I'll be honest, you know, when you say that most of the work was done by senator Warner, I find that not to be very persuasive. I certainly don't trust him nor do I, I think he wants what's best for American liberty. Maybe this might be an exception to that. I don't think so. But one of the issues, though, senator that emerges in the bill is that it seems to be more than just China. It loops in Russia, for example, which might sound good, but very popular application is telegram. And that was founded by a Russian rumble was founded in a foreign country. Albeit Canada, so that's not in the Bill. But I suppose one of the concerns is that giving the secretary of commerce, Tsar like cyberwar power, if it's about the CCP or about TikTok, maybe we could just focus on that and make it a very focused Bill because the skepticism that I have and the audience has is, it seems to be a pattern of D.C. and people that don't share the love of the constitution you and I have, they seize on something that might be popular and a problem. Of course, TikTok's a problem. It's a digital heroine. I completely agree. And then we turn around and all of a sudden we're less free and we have this basically immovable Leviathan. What do you think about that? Well, again, I think those are well earned concerns. I will say this for Mark Warner. He is chairman of the intelligence committee and he was very helpful to me in trying to, in stopping the foo fang investment in Grand Forks. And we can go ahead, that's another whole story, and I'm still trying to get some sort of a post mortem on the failures of the CFIUS process. But that's part of what motivates me is that our existing institutions and systems aren't working very well on the one hand, you know, to keep the federal government in check on the other hand to protect Americans freedom. So Mark Warner was very helpful to me on that. The second thing, though, I think back to I'm a 14th and 15th generation pilgrim. My ancestors came on the Mayflower. William Bradford is my tenth great grandfather, and when he wrote the Mayflower compact, while it's only 200 words, the reason he was compelled to write it was because several people on the Mayflower were already discussing how great it would be to not have to be governed by anybody. And they said, no, wait a minute. Freedom doesn't mean license. And so I think the struggle for America over the decades and the centuries and probably always will be will be the very discussion you and I are having. The unfortunate thing is there are bad actors both abroad and domestically, who would like to take advantage of these opportunities. And that's why, and by the way, Charlie, what I love about this is that here we are two conservatives having this discussion. This is largely a discussion within the conservative family. As you know, you have on the one hand, you have, you know, my friend Josh hawley wanting to ban TikTok. TikTok. I've not gotten on that bandwagon yet, although I'd probably will. But on the other hand, do we wait again for a 150 million Americans to be, you know, downloading the app or telecommunications companies applying Huawei or technologies, and then finding out later we shouldn't have allowed that and then rolling it back. So again, it's finding the balance that people like you and your listeners are going to help us help us find..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Senator, let's dive right into it. Your co sponsor of the restrict act. Tell us why. Sure, a couple of things Charlie, like a lot of conservatives wondering what's the right touch on how you deal with all things China and of course there are other adversaries. How do we protect our young people? How do we protect our secrets? How do we protect data from bad actors and do you just ban TikTok and Huawei and then ban them as they come? Or can we put some guardrails up front that and some authorities that prevent these investments from taking place prior to them becoming prior to a 150 million users in the United States downloading an app. And I think it's an honest discussion. And I think there's somewhere in all of this, there's hopefully the right path. The restrict act to me seems like a pretty good starting point. And a good place to start the discussion at least and see where it leads. So do you think the bill is being currently misunderstood by critics such as myself? And if so, what do you think are the big misconceptions that people are leveling towards this potential piece of legislation? Yeah, I do think there's some misunderstanding, but at the same time, Charlie, you know, I'm always open to misunderstood people correcting me. I think it'd be arrogant for me to just say you're all you're all wrong and we're the good guys and we're right. And that's why that's why what I like about this bill, I expect that there'll be a lot of debate. There will be amendments offered and there should be. I actually think there could be a few more guardrails put in place a couple more restrictions, particularly on the executive branch. But one of the things, one of the what I think is a misconception is that this is similar to the patriot Patriot Act that it's a dragnet to catch Americans and all of those things. And we tried really hard in the Bill. And I used the term weed loosely, by the way. This was largely authored by Mark Warner and John thune. And they're on the commerce committee, which has jurisdiction over telecommunications. And so it's really a hardware, more of a hardware Bill. It doesn't go after VPNs, and we're really not interested in content. We're not interested in individuals. It's really companies from specific adversarial countries. Again, trying to stop the actual apps and the hardware from getting in place in our country rather than waiting till after that. So I think the biggest misconception. And by the way, it's an earned misconception. Just if I might be honest, anything that we do in our country can be used against us. Abraham Lincoln warned about that prior to becoming president, dealing with our military and our, I think he called him shining seacoast and bristling or bristling seacoast in shiny armaments. So anything can be used against us, and we have a government that is from time to time demonstrated that they're willingness to do that. That's why the one thing about this bill that sort of hooked me, Charlie, is that it puts Congress sort of in the middle of it along with the executive branch with veto powers with the ability to turn back bad decisions made by the executive branch. This is largely the Trump rule that he issued as a rule making using existing powers, emergency powers. He used the term emergency. Loosely, because again, there's plenty of evidence of abuse by presidents when it comes to court emergency powers. But he issued the rule in an effort to ban TikTok and then of course it was overturned in court..
The RESTRICT Act Revisited With Senator Kevin Cramer
"Let's dive right into it. Your co sponsor of the restrict act. Tell us why. Sure, a couple of things Charlie, like a lot of conservatives wondering what's the right touch on how you deal with all things China and of course there are other adversaries. How do we protect our young people? How do we protect our secrets? How do we protect data from bad actors and do you just ban TikTok and Huawei and then ban them as they come? Or can we put some guardrails up front that and some authorities that prevent these investments from taking place prior to them becoming prior to a 150 million users in the United States downloading an app. And I think it's an honest discussion. And I think there's somewhere in all of this, there's hopefully the right path. The restrict act to me seems like a pretty good starting point. And a good place to start the discussion at least and see where it leads. So do you think the bill is being currently misunderstood by critics such as myself? And if so, what do you think are the big misconceptions that people are leveling towards this potential piece of legislation? Yeah, I do think there's some misunderstanding, but at the same time, Charlie, you know, I'm always open to misunderstood people correcting me. I think it'd be arrogant for me to just say you're all you're all wrong and we're the good guys and we're right. And that's why that's why what I like about this bill, I expect that there'll be a lot of debate. There will be amendments offered and there should be. I actually think there could be a few more guardrails put in place a couple more restrictions, particularly on the executive branch. But one of the things, one of the what I think is a misconception is that this is similar to the patriot Patriot Act that it's a dragnet to catch Americans and all of those things. And we tried really hard in the Bill. And I used the term weed loosely, by the way. This was largely authored by Mark Warner and John thune. And they're on the commerce committee, which has jurisdiction over telecommunications. And so it's really a hardware, more of a hardware Bill. It doesn't go after VPNs, and we're really not interested in content. We're not interested in individuals. It's really companies from specific adversarial countries.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So check it out right now. Who is nefarious dot com? Who is nefarious dot com? They're going to try to use this as an excuse to restrict our speech. They're starting to talk here. They're saying, well, now we need to police more of these social channels. They're going to use this as a prerequisite for censorship. This is how the regime works. They are coming after our dissident social media platforms. It's one of the reasons why we oppose the restrict act. Telegram, rumble, now Twitter, getter, truth social, Discord, I guess. I mean, I don't use Discord. I don't know how helpful it is. NBC News says U.S. Intel agencies may change how they monitor social media chat rooms after missing leaked U.S. documents for weeks. Oh, so they might monitor our telegram chats now. By the way, this is one of the reasons the restrict act says, oh, if you have connections to Russia, we could get rid of telegram was founded by a Russian. And Discord is very similar to telegram. It's a messaging service. We use telegram for all our communications on the show. It's a really good platform. I encourage people to find a better messaging platform for high frequency file sharing and for being able to get lots of different channels and feeds. The user interface is the best, I think. But they would love to be able to go after they've talked about how telegram is fomenting places for right white nationalist tape. They basically say they plan to scrub Discord from now on. Basically announcing they plan to spy on the entire thing. Use the Patriot Act, use Edward Snowden's, what Edward Saudis will work on the National Security Agency to go after all of our online chatter. So their response to this is that, hey, maybe we shouldn't be funding an illegal war in Ukraine and having U.S. troops in Kyiv. No, no, no. Instead of acknowledging that they are an error and deceit and that they are lying, they want to clamp down on the citizens. Instead of saying, well, maybe we should be more honest with you and we're sorry about that. When was the last time anybody said sorry in our government? When was the last time we ever received an apology? We'd receive an apology for 15 days slow to spread. Hold on apology for the mRNA gene altering vaccine policy for the open borders. Apology for the debacle out of Afghanistan. Apology for the closed schools, mask mandates. Churches being closed and strip clubs remaining open, marijuana dispensaries remaining open. Where's the apology? The admission. How about the apology from saying that the virus came from a bat in the Himalayan mountains or funding gain of function research and still doing gain of function research? Where's the apology for any of that? No, no, no, apology requires introspection, humility, and some form of goodness are ruling regime has none of it. But the BLM rioters, the arsonists and the BLM terrorists in New York City, they got an apology and they got 21 and a half $1000 per person. So we don't get an apology from our own government. No, no, no. Instead, they want to clamp down more on us. The way that if we actually had a functioning government, which we do not, if we had a group, if we have an opposition party in the Republican Party, they cared about us, here's what they would say. They would say, okay, this guy should not have leaked the information. But honestly, we should be more honest with you guys. This is not good. No, instead, they say this is perfectly normal. Go after the 21 year old. Keep on showing it on TV, show them being arrested. Chill the speech. Chill it. Instead, it's like, oh, hold on, you do realize that this young man might be an error that we don't like to overly sensationalize leakers for many reasons, but are we at war with Russia? And why aren't we having a robust discussion about that? Or at least a debate on the House floor, the Senate? Can we have a little bit of a back and forth? What are the pros and cons? Do we vote for that? Play cut 90. This is Tucker Carlson saying, this war is a violation of American law. It is a crime. That's exactly right. So the bigger crime here is not leaking information. The real crime is the American government violating the war's powers act and getting involved in a soon to be hot in kinetic war with the nuclear armed power, Russia, completely unnecessarily. For a country that is not a threat to the United States. They're making it a threat. They're poking the Russian bear so much. They've created Russia into an enemy. Of the making of the Central Intelligence Agency. This is a creation of Langley, Virginia. Play cut 90. The United States is a direct combatant in a war against Russia. As we speak, American soldiers are fighting Russian soldiers. So this is not a regional conflict in Eastern Europe. This is a hot war between the two primary nuclear superpowers on earth. And yet this war has never been formally declared. It has not been authorized by Congress..
The Regime's Ukraine Leak Power Grab
"Try to use this as an excuse to restrict our speech. They're starting to talk here. They're saying, well, now we need to police more of these social channels. They're going to use this as a prerequisite for censorship. This is how the regime works. They are coming after our dissident social media platforms. It's one of the reasons why we oppose the restrict act. Telegram, rumble, now Twitter, getter, truth social, Discord, I guess. I mean, I don't use Discord. I don't know how helpful it is. NBC News says U.S. Intel agencies may change how they monitor social media chat rooms after missing leaked U.S. documents for weeks. Oh, so they might monitor our telegram chats now. By the way, this is one of the reasons the restrict act says, oh, if you have connections to Russia, we could get rid of telegram was founded by a Russian. And Discord is very similar to telegram. It's a messaging service. We use telegram for all our communications on the show. It's a really good platform. I encourage people to find a better messaging platform for high frequency file sharing and for being able to get lots of different channels and feeds. The user interface is the best, I think. But they would love to be able to go after they've talked about how telegram is fomenting places for right white nationalist tape. They basically say they plan to scrub Discord from now on. Basically announcing they plan to spy on the entire thing. Use the Patriot Act, use Edward Snowden's, what Edward Saudis will work on the National Security Agency to go after all of our online chatter. So their response to this is that, hey, maybe we shouldn't be funding an illegal war in Ukraine and having U.S. troops in Kyiv. No, no, no. Instead of acknowledging that they are an error and deceit and that they are lying, they want to clamp down on the citizens.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"That's Joe Biden saying that I would never send American troops to Ukraine. Well, we have troops in Ukraine. This is America versus Russia. And if that's the legacy of what this young man has leaked, that's a very helpful thing to know. Where are the Republicans on this? Oh, they support it. That's what. And I just seen one after the other after the other after the other on TV. This is reprehensible. How is this possible? How did it get the hands on the information? How about you guys press pause and stop defending the American war machine and ask a question of why are we fighting Russia? Why do we hate Russia as much as we do again? You just got to keep reminding me. And I asked that question. Oh, it's because of, oh, the Cold War because we got muscle memory from the ghosts of the Cold War pass, not a fan of Russia, not a good country. I don't want to live there. You should want to live there. They're not a free society. They lock up political dissidents. Well, we do that too. They lock up journalists they don't like, well, we do that too. Well, I guess they shut up protesters. Well, we do that too. They clamp down on the opposition political party. Well, we do that too. Anyway, so of course, you know, Russia, we criticize Russia of all those things. Of course, we would still do all those things. But at the same time, Russia does not have the constitution that we do, they don't have First Amendment rights, private property rights, they don't have the same sort of tradition we have, not a fan of Russia. I don't really think highly of the country. At the same time, every country that might not exactly be your own flavor of self government and liberty does not mean you have to go to war with them. In fact, they can be very helpful. They can be an ally that could be in a place of neutrality. You do not have to fight every country that you don't like. At the same time, we are told time and time again, Charlie, one of the greatest threats to America is Russia. How and why? You're making Russia one of the biggest threats. You have created Russia as one of the biggest threats to America. It wasn't the biggest threat to America before you guys started the fund of proxy war in Ukraine. Now Russia actually is a threat to us. You have projected this into reality. Russia was Russia was just trying to reclaim Ukraine, eastern border dispute contract. It used to be under their own borders, but it's up to us to police the borders of Europe, but not police our own borders. Got it. Mess up your seat. Hey everybody, Charlie Kirk here. I want to tell you about a new movie that's coming out April 14th. Nefarious from the same people who made God's not dead unplanned, it's a Supernatural thriller and it's excellent. It's like a modern day version of C. S. Lewis, the screwtape letters, nefarious is a story of good and evil. It's about a convicted killer who hours before his execution claimed to be a demon. An atheist psychiatrist is called in to meet with the man and decide if he's insane or just pretending or something much worse. The film is marketed as a horror film, but do not let that stop you. It is rated R, which is strange since there's no sex or violence, I guess Hollywood doesn't want teenagers to see this film, but exactly who should see it..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I laugh. I chuckle when the government uses this type of language, listen to cut 88. They say this was a deliberate criminal act. Play cut 88. I would say, though, that it is important to understand that we do have stringent guidelines in place for safeguarding classified and sensitive information. This was a deliberate criminal act of violation of those guidelines. A deliberate criminal act, do you know what a deliberate criminal act is? A deliberate criminal act is waging an illegal proxy war in a country 5000 miles away. I'm much more concerned about what our government is doing in Ukraine than allegedly what some 21 year old did when he leaked documents. That's a much greater concern to me. The contents matter a lot more than what this young man did or did not do. But the media is trying to make it all about him. They're trying to do a whole kind of thing, put them on display almost Soviet show trial. They're putting the focus on the leaker to avoid talking about the lies that the leaks actually exposed. The crimes that our own government is committing. When our own government lies to us, we act as if it's totally normal. Oh, yeah, we're spying on our allies. We have illegal forces in Ukraine. No one voted for it. The Ukrainian forces actually dwindling Russia's doing better than they could tell us. This guy is guilty of trying to be cool when he should have just kept his mouth shut, whatever. Let's put the leaker aside. Can we just focus on a second that we are in a war with Russia? And almost nobody cares. Congressional war authorization war powers act. People are just kind of shrugging their shoulders. And if you watch the mockingbird media networks, one after the other they show the arrests, they show the young man and his red shorts, you know, hands, National Guard, they're a reigning him. They show his parents. They show all this. And you say, okay, got that thanks. That takes about 30 seconds. Can you all of a sudden now just talk about the contents of the leaks? Where we now have troops in a kinetic war zone where we did not, we did not vote on this. We didn't authorize it. We weren't notified. You guys lied about it. You guys told us the opposite. Let me tell you. So let me get this straight. When we lie to the government, we can go to jail. If you lie to the government, you can go to jail. But when the government lies to us, everything is just perfectly fun. And let me prove it to you. Joe Biden was asked in February 2020. He said he would never send American troops to Ukraine. He said he would never send U.S. special forces to Ukraine. This young man exposed Joe Biden to be a liar. Play cut 62. We are not seeking direct confrontation with Russia. Though I've been cleared, Russia targets Americans. In Ukraine, we will respond forcefully. We have supplied the Ukrainian military with equipment to try to training and advice..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We're getting asked, you know, people are emailing us Charlie. Do you think this leaker is a hero or a villain? Well maybe there's a third choice. I mean, generally, I'm not a huge fan of leaking for leaking sake. Certainly didn't like the leaking of the Dobbs decision, didn't like the leaking of Donald Trump's tax returns, but there is a place for leaking. I never liked a lot of the anti Snowden treatment at the same time, I think that some of the information that Snowden made public was a little reckless and put some people's lives in danger, including current operations. Julian Assange largely, I think, did a good thing, but he also did a lot of things that I wouldn't support. So it's a messy situation. I don't think you're ever able to look at a leaker in glowing binary terms. You have to look at it with some nuance. And so you have to start to ask some questions. So here's what we know. This guy's 21 years old, air national guardsmen from Massachusetts. Apparently this information is spread out the 3 million people comes out weekly. It's like a pseudo newsletter apparently. If 3 million people get it, I mean, that's more people than read The New York Times every single day. It's really extraordinary. So 3 million people have access to this briefing. It comes out weekly. This young man 21 years old from Massachusetts decided to take the contents and put it on a Discord server. So you have to ask the question, did the Lee carve someone's immediate life? Did you interfere with a mission that would be moral and necessary for the nation? Did you leak more than you had to? Did you leak for the right reasons? These are the questions that you should ask whenever you come across some of these messy situations of leaks. Because of course, the media, too many Republicans, my goodness, I was just watching television this morning. I was like, my goodness, you've got to be kidding me. Over and over again, they said, this is reprehensible. How dare he do this and at the same time, there's other people that say this man is a patriot is a great thing ever. I mean, maybe there's something in the middle. Maybe it's, he's not a patriot. He's not a villain. And then the other question is, did you do it for the right reasons? And that's where this thing really starts to fall apart honestly. Is that all evidence shows that this young man did not leak this information to try to challenge the regime or expose the illegal war in Ukraine. He did it to try to impress friends on a Discord server. Now maybe that's not correct. We'll learn as time goes on, but that is important that is an important component. But it's very telling how the media is treating them. Because look, this 21 year old from Massachusetts, they're going to try to lock them up for the rest of his life, espionage act. All that. What's more importantly is the content of the leaks. It's amazing to see the media talk about this. This is treason. This is terrible. This is helping our enemies. How about you talk about what actually came out in the leaks, such as America's at war with Russia? We are at war with Russia. And how many people, how many members of Congress voted for that? The answer is zero. They voted for weapons. They voted for Newman munitions. They voted for support. It is the content of the leaks that are very telling. We're spying on some of our closest allies. The most important part of the leak shows that NATO special forces are inside Ukraine. And showing that our intelligence estimates are way more pessimistic on Ukraine's military than we said publicly. And again, having a nuanced view on this and just talking about the messiness of the situation, this young man revealing it, that's a good thing. I'm glad we're learning that. I'm glad that we are learning that our government is lying to us..
You Can't View a Leaker in Binary Teams
"Asked, you know, people are emailing us Charlie. Do you think this leaker is a hero or a villain? Well maybe there's a third choice. I mean, generally, I'm not a huge fan of leaking for leaking sake. Certainly didn't like the leaking of the Dobbs decision, didn't like the leaking of Donald Trump's tax returns, but there is a place for leaking. I never liked a lot of the anti Snowden treatment at the same time, I think that some of the information that Snowden made public was a little reckless and put some people's lives in danger, including current operations. Julian Assange largely, I think, did a good thing, but he also did a lot of things that I wouldn't support. So it's a messy situation. I don't think you're ever able to look at a leaker in glowing binary terms. You have to look at it with some nuance. And so you have to start to ask some questions. So here's what we know. This guy's 21 years old, air national guardsmen from Massachusetts. Apparently this information is spread out the 3 million people comes out weekly. It's like a pseudo newsletter apparently. If 3 million people get it, I mean, that's more people than read The New York Times every single day. It's really extraordinary. So 3 million people have access to this briefing. It comes out weekly. This young man 21 years old from Massachusetts decided to take the contents and put it on a Discord server. So you have to ask the question, did the Lee carve someone's immediate life? Did you interfere with a mission that would be moral and necessary for the nation? Did you leak more than you had to? Did you leak for the right reasons? These are the questions that you should ask whenever you come across some of these messy situations of leaks. Because of course, the media, too many Republicans, my goodness, I was just watching television this morning. I was like, my goodness, you've got to be kidding me. Over and over again, they said, this is reprehensible. How dare he do this and at the same time, there's other people that say this man is a patriot is a great thing ever. I mean, maybe there's something in the middle. Maybe it's, he's not a patriot. He's not a villain. And then the other question is, did you do it for the right reasons? And that's where this thing really starts to fall apart honestly.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Alec Plumbing. Fix your plumbing problem, right the first time Call plumbers 911 24 7. At a 33 plum 911. Vandeveld, the B G on traffic Central for the first time in two weeks, Illinois reporting more than 100 covert related deaths. We get more on the story from WGN's Lauren Latka in the past 24 hours. 2838 new coronavirus cases were reported in Illinois in 102 additional deaths, including a man in his thirties. Statewide positivity rate is 3.3% more than 1.5 million vaccines have now been administered in Illinois, the states averaging 56,000 shots a day. Also in the past 24 hours, more than 340 new retail pharmacy locations were added to the States covert vaccination site list. There are now more than 850 locations Total open to the public. One lap. Good. WGN news Governor Pritzker of Facing a challenge on the one hand, he wants to expand covert 19 vaccine availability to people with pre existing conditions and disabilities. On the other hand, the state is having a tough time getting enough vaccine to meet those goals. Earlier today, the governor said he believes more vaccine is on the way from the federal government. They handle the low supply and high demand. Still a massive shortage. There's no doubt but they're working very hard. They've invoked the Defense Production Act. Help us get even more production out of the companies were producing it. The governor also hopeful the FDA could approve the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in a matter of weeks, opening up Maura Availability. Chicago and Cook County leaders say they aren't getting enough vaccine to handle the current eligible population, much less expanding vaccination efforts to more people. Over 70,000 Chicago Public school students headed back to the classroom today this under an agreement on a phase return of students, staff and teachers between CPS. And the teachers union. Meanwhile, families of Chicago public school students who are opting to continue home instruction are demanding improvements to remote learning. CPS spirit. Rosemary Vega says she won't send her Children back to school because she doesn't trust the school district. They've never kept their promises. Plenty of times. They've put it on paper and never came through. So how do we trust our Children? Children who have underlying conditions with CPS? They can't even equipped the schools when nurses Parents are requesting a meeting with CPS leadership to demand that new federal funding be used to support their demands. House Prosecutors will finish presenting their case today at former prison and Trump's impeachment trial. Yesterday, the Democratic House impeachment managers played never before seen security footage of rioters clashing with police officers at the U. S. Capitol on January 6th. Republican Senator Kevin Cramer says he hasn't made his mind up on the case. Yet. They still have to make this leap from Donald Trump and his persuasive powers to these actions. And I think that Zapruder difficult task, particularly remembering the defense has not yet brought its case. After the prosecutors are finished, Trump's defense team will have up to 16 hours to make its case You can watch the Senate impeachment hearing live and in its entirety had news nation now dot com Police say At least five people have been killed in a massive crash involving 75 to 100 vehicles on and I You see Texas Interstate near Dallas forward. Police say the number of injured still unknown as they are still working the accident and trying to free people trapped in vehicles. Here's a look at WGN sports now, but Kevin Pal the Blackhawks on a three game winning streak, a point in five straight, They'll look to keep it going tonight against the Blue Jackets at the United Center. Third meeting this season between the teams splitting the first to pre game is at 6 30, with Chris Boden face off its seven with John in Troy. College hoops in the Big 10 number, 24 produced visits Minnesota. And women soups number 21 Northwestern, trying to extend their winning streak to four games. They host Rutgers. I'm Kevin Powell, WGN SPORTS Here's your forecast on the WGN Chicago Weather Center plane for clouds across Chicagoland here this.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Two hours. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News for House Democrat impeachment managers trying to convince senators former president Trump incited last month's deadly Capitol attack. The hell that the managers have to climb is still very steep. And it's very high because they need to convince 17 Republicans to vote to convict like Senator Kevin Cramer, who tells Fox your line between criminal liability and in all fired up the crowd is that you know it's a pretty tough, I think, cause and effect to make. Or needs direction. But even the trump legal team phrase the House Democrats presentation yesterday, which sources tell Fox made the former president furious. The managers will get 16 hours to make their case than Trump lawyers get 16. It's now three days in a row. The number of new coronavirus cases reported in the U. S is below 100,000 trend not seen since October. There's a lot of focus on preventing covert with vaccines, but Is also a new treatment for those infected. Fox is telling EJ Powers tells us about it Live Dave. The therapy made by Eli Lilly has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA. Now it's a combination of two antibodies, and it helps cut the risk of hospitalization and death in those with mild to moderate covert 19 by 70%. That's according to late stage trial data in January. Line, Lily says it's got 100,000 doses available immediately. 115,000 more doses will be available in the first quarter of the therapy can be given to those 12 years old and up who are at high risk for progressing too severe covert 19 and at risk of hospitalization, Dave Tony would like a CDC guidance today on safely re opening schools that are still closed. President Biden wants a majority of them back open. So the definition of reopening according to the White House is at least one day a week. But hopefully more that is still going to place a very big burden on parents who are struggling to work or return to work while overseeing their Children's education. That's.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I'm Dave Anthony Fox News for House Democrat impeachment managers trying to convince senators former president Trump incited last month's deadly Capitol attack the hell that the managers have to climb. It's still very steep, and it's very high because they need to convince 17 Republicans to vote to convict like Senator Kevin Cramer, who tells Fox the line between you know, criminal liability, and in all fired up the crowd is that it's a pretty tough, I think, cause and effect to make for an insurrection. But even the Trump legal team phrase the House Democrats presentation yesterday, which Sources tell Fox made the former president furious. The managers will get 16 hours to make their case than Trump Lawyers get 16. It's now three days in a row. The number of new coronavirus cases reported in the U. S is below 100,000 trend not seen since October. A lot of focus on preventing covert with vaccines but is also a new treatment for those infected. Fox is telling EJ Powers tells us about it Live Dave. The therapy made by Eli Lilly has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA. Now it's a combination of two antibodies, and it helps cut the risk of hospitalization and death in those with mild to moderate covert 19 by 70%. According to late stage trial data in January, Eli Lilly says it's got 100,000 doses available immediately. 115,000 more doses of be available in the first quarter. The therapy can be given to those 12 years old and up, who are at high risk for progressing too severe covert 19 and at risk of hospitalization, Dave Tony would like to see the sea guidance today on safely re opening schools that are still closed. President Biden wants a majority of them back open. So the definition of reopening according to the White House is at least one day a week. But hopefully more that is still going to place a very big burden on parents who are struggling to work or return to work while overseeing their Children's education. That's.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"I'm Dave Anthony Fox News for House Democrat impeachment managers trying to convince senators former president Trump incited last month's deadly Capitol attack. The hell that demands have to climb is still very steep. And it's very high because they need to convince 17 Republicans to vote to convict like Senator Kevin Cramer, who tells Fox your line between you know, criminal liability and in all fired up the crowd is that it's a pretty tough, I think, cause and effect to make foreign insurrection. But even the Trump legal team phrase the House Democrats presentation. Yesterday, which sources tell Fox made the former president furious. The managers will get 16 hours to make their case than Trump lawyers get 16. It's now three days in a row. The number of new coronavirus cases reported in the U. S is below 100,000 trend not seen since October. Is a lot of focus on preventing covert with vaccines but is also a new treatment for those infected. Fox is tiny J. Powers tells us about it Live Dave. The therapy made by Eli Lilly has been granted emergency use authorization by the FDA. Now it's a combination of two antibodies, and it helps cut the risk of hospitalization and death in those with mild to moderate covert 19 by 70%. According to late stage trial data and January Eli Lilly says it's got 100,000 doses available immediately. 115,000 more doses of be available in the first quarter of the therapy can be given to those 12 years old and up who are at high risk for progressing too severe covert 19 and at risk of hospitalization, Dave Tony would like a CDC guidance today on safely re opening schools that are still closed. President Biden wants a majority of them back open. So the definition of reopening according to the White House is at least one day a week. But hopefully more that is still going to place a very big burden on parents who are struggling to work or return to work while overseeing their Children's education. That's Fox's.
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Like every one of you. Was in the capital on January 6th. I was on the floor. With lead manager Raskin. Like every one of you. Was evacuated. Is this a violent mob? Storm the capital's gates. What you experienced that day. What we experienced that day. What our country experienced that day. Is the framers. Worst nightmare come to life. Presidents can't inflame insurrection in their final weeks and then walk away. Nothing happened. And yet, that is the rule. President Trump Asks you to adopt What Congress Congressman. No Goose is saying there what the other house impeachment managers are arguing. This idea they keep coming back to is there's no January, exception to the Constitution that a president on his way out the door shouldn't be able to do anything. They want, in fact, arguing that the framers were particularly worried about what a president might do to try to stay in power. And we do have a little bit of a sense of the reaction on the faces of the senators. We don't really see that from the video feed. But there are pool reporters as they're called reporters a limited number who are allowed in the capital who are able to see some of the reactions on the Senate floor. What did they see? Well, and what they saw was a times members of the Senate, looking away from those screens that they had these screens that were showing this video this video that is very difficult to watch. I wasn't in the capital that day, and it was difficult for me to watch that video and I think it's Difficult for many people to see that and the house impeachment managers know that that is why they're replaying this and we can expect to see more of this. Let's listen to a little bit of one of the house impeachment managers here. This is Jamie Raskin. People died that day. Officers ended up with head damage and brain damage. People's eyes were gouged. I've sort of heart attack. Officer lost three fingers that day. Two officers have taken their own lives. Powerfully emotional but also just factually true. We're here to check facts to call things out falsehoods when we find them, But there weren't a lot of there. Here and there. There's a question of law question, perhaps, of Exactly how many conservative scholars are on one side of the other, but as far as the facts that were presented their difficult to deny, and so much of it is on video, and we saw the video. Ron Elving. We should note that in the clothes before we hear from the defense team, Jamie Raskin, the lead impeachment manager, gave quite a personal reflection of that day. Yes, As many people know. Jamie Raskin lost his middle son in just days before this this riot, and he had invited the other members of his family. His Water. His other son, his son in law, his wife to come join him there in the chamber for this very special and sacred occasion of certifying the vote for president. And this was a very important healing moment for that family, And instead it became hours of terror and they were locked in a office very close to the floor because they couldn't be removed quickly enough. And as a result of this became a horrifying day, and his daughter said to him at the end of the day when he promised her he would bring her back to the capital someday because she had never been before, she said. That I don't want to come back to the capital. And he said that hit him as hard as anything else, except maybe watching Ah police officer in the capital being speared and beaten with a poll of an American flag. He said that those were the two things that hit him hardest on January 6th. It is a reminder that first so many of these jurors now in the Senate and the impeachment managers, making the case that they lived this that they're living the trauma of it, and you could see that on display. We also in the congressional pool reports, there are a number of reporters in the chamber. They made the note that during that video display when they were showing the visceral images that many senators Looked away that they couldn't sit and watch relive it all. And I want to ask you about something that David Cellini said in his case where and this is something we've heard in the weeks leading up to this trial. This question of unity that the country is still a divided country that our politics are still very partisan. And there's an argument that an impeachment trial will only serve to divide those parties even more. Insist Cellini made the case that you can't have unity without accountability. Is there a risk here in an impeachment trial sort of further dividing this country? There are those people who perhaps had not seen that video before, And those people will probably be shocked. There are those people who have perhaps not really wanted to focus on what happened on January 6th. Certainly not want to cast it in the terms. It's being cast in which is to say, and insurrection. Aimed at overthrowing the rightful processes of the presidential election. And for for those people, all of this may be either one of two things either. It will be I opening. And a kind of epiphany for some to realize why this is a big deal, or it could be further alienating and convinced them that somehow someone is targeting them and their sensibilities. And trying to make them feel bad in turn on former President Trump. And so we don't know what the what the fall out will be from one person to another. While we're hearing the house managers side of this case, and we're seeing dramatic video and hearing dramatic audio. There are other points of view at least political points of view. There is a separate way to view these events. Which some Republicans are insisting on and Sue Davis. You passed along to us a statement from US Senator Kevin Cramer. He's a Republican. He's from North Dakota. He's one of the 100 senators who are the jurors in this proceeding and Around the same time that we were seeing this quite graphic video seeing people injured and killed. He issued a statement his office issued a statement that said, quote welcome to the stupidest week in the Senate and went on to say that Speaker Pelosi has quote backbenchers coming over to make her case while she sent the rest of the house. Home. I would presume that if we were tuning into some of the more partisan media, we would we would hear more scornful analysis of what we've actually seen here today likely, and I think that you know Kramer's comment. He also referred to the proceedings as disgusting. I think it's a reminder of what we already know that the outcome of this is unlikely to change that they do not have the votes in the Senate. Convict the president but also that the vast majority of Republicans on the Hill do remain loyal to the president and do not feel that there is an overwhelmingly compelling case to make here against him for his roles in this event Now, that's not true Monolithically for the party recall that 10 Republicans in the House broke with the party to impeach the president, including the number three house Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming, and we do anticipate that there's a likelihood that there could be more than one Republican vote to convict in the Senate in the first impeachment try While Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican to break and vote with Democrats on one count of impeachment, But at least five senators this go round haven't least indicated in public statements that they're open. The idea of a conviction and even those that may not be votes to convict. People like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have at least publicly been very condemning, in their words of Trump and his action and making clear that they would like him to not play such a large role in the future of this party, because we're waiting on senators to return and here the Trump lawyers case for why this proceeding is unconstitutional. Let's review what we know of some of the arguments that we can expect them to make Carrie Johnson We've already heard a kind of pre buttal of a couple of those arguments..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"70. Mackie brothers Drew Shannon News 93.1 KFBK, and we've got 54 in Granite Bay, 52 in GALT and 54 in Roseville. Now 602 a k PK Your top national story. President Trump's historic second impeachment could go to trial as soon as Inauguration day with US senators serving not only is jurors but as personal witnesses and victims of the deadly siege of the capital by a mob of supporters as CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports It would take at least 17. Republican. Yes votes to reach the two thirds majority needed to convict Mr Trump. North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer probably won't be one of them. I thought it was inappropriate. I thought it was insightful, but I don't think that it rises to. Ah, unteachable a fence by any stretch of Florida Republican Rick Scott probably won't be either. Did he tell people to go into the capital? Absolutely not. In what may have been a bid to sway the jury. President Trump disavowed the rioters again in a video released by the White House last night. Also your top local story Governor Gavin Newsom, says the state is preparing for possible unrest surrounding the inauguration of President elect Biden. There will be no tolerance for violence. That's why today along with the CHP and Office of Emergency Services, I've activated the California National Guard, he says. What we witnessed last weekend Washington D. C was an undemocratic assault on our Republican the freedoms on which our nation was founded. 40 will take every necessary measure. Protect public safety and our democratic principles and to ensure that those disgraceful actions are not repeated here. Newsome says California's taking important steps to protect public safety at the state Capitol. The governor and his team are also coordinating closely with local, state and federal law enforcement in assessing threats and sharing intelligence warnings. Now with Kate because Joe Michael's city, some lawmakers are asking the army to do more to help National Guardsmen Station to the capital more from CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey in washing 10 after photos inside the Capitol building showed members of the National Guard's sleeping on the floor House Appropriations Committee chair Rosa Dolor Oh, and Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum want the army to respond. We're asking the secretary of the Army to give them cuts to sleep on, saying they were disappointed to see them sleeping on the floor. The CHP is revoking apartment for the scheduled stop The steel pro Trump protest plan to take place on Sunday. Sacramento Mayor Gerald Steinberg is praising the CHP for revoking that permit, saying the premise of the demonstration is without merit giggle. I think he's called out as such, Steinberg being briefed by the city's police, chief, state and federal law enforcement authorities ahead of President elect Joe Biden's inauguration something he says they're prepared for tonight's premiere for this. Remember, this is a new 10 weeks there has been violence. It hasn't been As bad obviously, is what happened in Washington D. C, but it was serious enough. And I think the CHP made the right call Sacramento City officials currently working with state and federal law enforcement authorities, along with city police and the county Sheriff's Department to coordinate efforts to ensure the state capital is protected at all costs. NBC News parent company, NBC. Universal is launching a journalist development program KFBK Sarah Bartlett tells us it's in partnership with universities and colleges serving people of Color. Nbcu Academy is a multi year partnership with 17 different schools that will work with professionals to develop courses and provide equipment. The academy is a $6.5 million investment, including $3.5 million in scholarships over the next two years. The universities and colleges are across New York, California, Georgia. Texas, Florida, Virginia, New Mexico, Louisiana and the Carolinas. Sarah Bartlett News 93.1 KFBK..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"This'll is the Sean Hannity show. I want to know who at the Capitol Police allowed yesterday. The happen I mean, we've got to get answers. You know, we do live in a post 9 11 world nearly 20 years ago. You know this country came under brutal attack. This is the U. S capitol and with relative ease in a matter of just a few minutes, you know a massive security breach at a level I never thought could ever be possible. John having a weak case it to only other flag and hoping because he has just had masters that Everybody's ready to go there all the table and he kind of swings in and he slaps a few backs. He says. Hi. I think he learned that his governors see now at Shaffer would be there two minutes early. And Jack down, Rumble. I think on time, but he can talk a little bit first and how you're doing and you know All good people, all good people and good public servants. They are and you know this. This has probably been the most difficult thing for me through the certainly election forward is that I know. Um you know the vast majority. This audience probably rewards Senator Kevin Cramer. For the time he puts in an hour every week taking calls. We don't screen him. We don't weed people out anything comes right. And one of the things they always say thanks for coming on. Appreciate you coming on. But now those same people are calling him like Judas. I just I don't and I think it's a product of just there's so much information out there. You don't know what to believe. It's really kind of sad. It's kind of sad that we've become that remember who the enemy is. An enemy is in Iran is that is a China and some would say, You know, if if Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in these people want in America so different than me, you know we're fighting them. So technically, they're an enemy but their fellow human beings to me When you talk about a fellow human being as an enemy, you're talking somebody that's pointing a gun to your head. They're not doing that. But they're doing some very dangerous things. And I think we should fight them with every fiber of our being. But I think civility is sort of going away. I know why it is I understand it. Because these air just treacherous times I get the passion but remember who the enemy is. It's not the people that said Hey, I'll set my life upside down for you and I'll turn it all in. So don't think that about Kevin Kramer, John Holman and Kelly Armstrong. Right now, Don't or even if you don't like the latest, you know. Corona Vitus restriction and you disagree with you thinking now, now, all of a sudden people of the enemy If we do that, we're done. We're done. You know, It's just It's it really is a sad time. And I think Big tech is formatted that I think You know, there's a lot of reasons for that, anyway. We brought you part today are by your friends at Piper's Piper's dot com is the number If you want to find out more about them. You can call them in 877 704 099. That's the number the website is by first dot com. We have set up for a socially distant radio show today. You like the long courts there, Governor that work, Okay. It's great. Thank you. So we can We can just keep follow. The rules wouldn't have long cords and it's great. How are you? I'm great. I'm great. Good to see you. We've interviewed you many times in this room before in your tenure as governor the first four years. This feels very different for obviously the enormous events of the last year you talked about in that in your state of the state. Much of this legislation legislative session is touched by that. Just tell me how that all feels. Well, I certainly It's been a momentous year historic year, but it's also I think we're set up in North Dakota. We're in a position where I think our citizens can have a lot of optimism about the future on a lot of gratitude about the what's been accomplished in the last year. I mean, we're in a state that is probably better position to emerge. From this global economic crisis, uh than just about any other state in the nation. How can that be? Well, it's it is a It is incredible because, of course say that I think, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York and you're saying worse position better than any of the other 49 that sort of blows my mind. Well, I think you know there's two things. We got the balance sheet and then we got the P and L. The profit loss statement. North Korea's balance sheet is in fantastic shape. Where do you take the ER? You know, fully filled up Budget Stabilization Fund, which we haven't touched yet. The foundation Aid fund, which supports K 12, which is over $5 billion. The Legacy fund, which they'll be a lot of debate about how to use that So the balance you're doing she talking fiscal health if you're running An operation. How do we do what we could do? And how do we do a better name by yells there hobble because their numbers don't look so good. We're not exactly And what do you do with that? How do we take that position and really get to some things. We wanted to check a box on for a long time, bringing other industries in here or, you know, bringing more people in here or whatever we want to do. What's what's top on your bucket list in that regard? Well, I think we talked about this in both the budget address and in the state of the state, which is we've got an opportunity. Here without raising, you know, tax dollars. $1. We take the earnings that come off that flow off the legacy fund, and we use that at a time when we've got these historically low interest rates. I mean, the Federal Reserve is trying to drive interest rates low to restore the economy. The 10 year bond raid right now is 1.1%. I think the 20 years 1.7. I mean, we could borrow bonds for 20 year bonds and then loan them out at 2% interest, too. Municipalities, local political subdivisions, schools, water projects and in the state would actually that would be a permanent revolving loan fund that would be making money because we can fit weaken, stoke it up with a bunch of money right now. That's basically the give federal government's giving away. And so I think we have a chance to take the legacy fund and create another permanent legacy, which is this long term revolving permanent infrastructure loan fund and it gets caught up. People say, Oh, bonding borrowings bad. You know, Bar is bad If interest rates are high, and the projects you invest them in have a lower return than the than what you borrowed. If you could borrow it a low rate and invest them and something that has the higher return for taxpayers than what you borrowed the money Then you're making money every day. And so this is an opportunity that North Dakota shouldn't miss. What will be the objections to that. What will be the big fight on that? You hear a lot of talk about Probably second ride. You know, how do we use the legacy earnings? But what you know that you're going to hear arguments and that's sort of a traditional North Dakota. You know, belt suspenders kind of way of thinking. I get that you know, people don't like bonding for that very reason. It's just more debt. But as you say it's dead it low beyond that will be the biggest objections. Well, I think the biggest one will be some kind of resistance to the idea of borrowing itself because there it is a completely conservative, fiscally conservative economic sound. Idea right now in these in frustrate environments, and, you know, I mean, there's times when it wouldn't make sense in their time when it does, just like when there's anybody that's been in business. Those timing matters. And we've got a We have a window of opportunity here to do something really incredible and permanent. For the citizens of North Dakota. Give me an example. The top two things. You think if that was available, and it was here, when the most important to do that would get the return you're talking about? Well, I think you know, One of things we know is Across the state. We've got hundreds and hundreds of bridges in North Dakota that are in disrepair. When you've got those bridges and disrepair, you gotta lower the light load limits farm to market roads Get longer take citizens more time..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"It can't believe it. On If you've read no other book, please read. What are the eyes? And the book is all about his path from a crack addict to CEO of this incredible company, My pillow. Amazing thing about that question. One of the eyes is there probably 100 million to one on a human level. But honestly, the odds are pretty good. When you trust the guy that you know, we trust because of what he wears around his neck, So he's a gentleman and a patriot. He's been in the middle of all this. He has become friends and In a trusted advisor to folks like General Mike Flynn and Sidney Powell. And he's given our listeners hope. So that's why I asked him to join us for a few minutes today in the middle of a young What I would call You know a storm? This is definitely a storm. How you doing, Mike, anyway. I'm doing great. And I got a little time for your cure. Scott, I've got a boat. I got a much time as you want for up to 45 minutes, if you are. Oh, my goodness. Don't tell us because we're gonna take every second of it. You know that. But if you if you need to go or tell somebody, you call him back. You know, Shannon takes good care of you. Phone doesn't get picked up, but go ahead and put us on hold if you need to. Um, yeah, yeah, You got it. So I'm gonna start with the big picture here, and I want to get in a little bit to the capital. One kind of the last 48 hours, I guess, but, um, you you helped arrange a meeting with Senator Kevin Cramer and some of the folks that have what I would call a smoking gun. But in this case, the smoking gun Is really, really good evidence That doesn't mean a court standard. You believe at some point the evidence that you have presented to Senator Kramer and another folks and really the world. I mean, people can find a lot of the pieces. They just got to put him together. But do you think whether it's before January 20th or it's at one point that there's no doubt in your minds that'll meet sort of a coat launch court rather Or law enforcement standard, Mike Well, that's kind of a two part question. I want to answer but I'll give you the second part. 1st 100% there, evidence the stuff that Kevin I mean this stuff that Cindy and I in the journal are working on right now. Um, it, uh Well, well, well, 100% anyone that sees this when we could win a goods released. We wish we'd head sometime by Congress here to give it to us. But that's fine. We don't need that when they see this, Uh 100% Donald Trump will be our president for the next four years and And when people see it even on the left I've said this before, even on the left. We're gonna go. Yep. He won and you don't have civil world because because of something that you really didn't win. Um, it's It's sad is happy because the people that think they want on the left, didn't it wasn't their fault. They didn't do it. You know, just your everyday Democrat or whatever they do they If there are some still over them outside. Um, yeah, but Well, what do you What do you say? If what you say is true, it actually could prevent a civil war. Because it will know it. Well, that is the only way that see. I believe that stealing the out. The truth has to come out or you're gonna have that now is it's a great thing what we're working on because What? What? What, Kevin and all these and father centers and Kevin Well, Grace spent two hours you know, just I was so you know, proud of him that you guys should be so happy represents your state out there because He does. He did it to Joe. That's what I do. And and, you know, I think it came down to you know, this is a This was also an election. I think you've heard this thing 1000 cuts. You ever hear that? Your death by 1000 cuts? Yeah, that 5000 Constance was well. The thing of it was the miracle that happened on election night. And this is a miracle, everybody. This is a miracle in history. We're living in the best time ever because we're going to be a part of this great revival. The great the great Awakening that and And and and politics is a part of that Donald Trump is you know when he gave his grace on November 8th 2016. That's that was the start of the, uh, that was the beginning. And now this is almost like a new beginning here because it's like, but anyway when we had that miracle on election night These machines. These Dominion machines they broke. The algorithms broke. Donald Trump was gonna win anyway. They underestimated him. They underestimated all of us. The votes were so high they had to stop everything and back film, Okay? And and that's where your senior big deviations. But in spite of that this is the sad part that Which I I've had a hard time wrapping my head around, and it just tells me how big of a crime machine that that they are. And and in the fear that you know that they either put in people this This Democrat. You know they're attacked. I know. So many people are being attacked today. Churches everything else because of, um rallies and stuff that went on. But here's what Here's what I'm saying now. Has all the all this There's nine ways. There's nine silos of ways the votes were stalled in this election. Nine of them okay on most of states that seven states, including I've include my own state of Minnesota because you won that state too. So, um But there's others one extra way and in Pennsylvania is called the Yugo..
"senator kevin cramer" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"I am going to direct a close circuit message to anyone that has not had A meal or a food item at Petro served Yusa. And it's simply this make it a priority in 2021 to try it. You say OK, I'm on. I 94 I'm driving Bismarck to Fargo. I'm gonna take exit to 92 around lunchtime and I'm going to have Pulled pork dinner, a meatloaf dinner, a hamburger hot dish. You've you pick it first will have the best burgers. On Earth. I really believe that the Valley meats You know you pick the toppings. Oh, my gosh. Right off the grill. They make him or your watch. I mean, unbelievable. But Their food is the reason to fill up there. Yeah. You're gonna get the lowest price on fuel because they have unleaded 88 all the way up to you know something that doesn't have any ethanol, right? I mean, you They give you the choice when they can, because that's really up to the refinery. But Petra, serve you. I say home cooking grab and go Convenience. Make it a priority in 2021 back with Senator Kevin Cramer. First order of business, Dennis on the road. Did you get your answer regarding the veto on override? Got educational. There's one more point on the bill. I'd like to talk about it. My good. Go ahead, please. Real quick. Used to read a means of the Confederate bases like brag and all that. Mm hmm. We gotta quit losing our history. Because when we lose our history, that's when you get people like, uh, Black lives matter. That's when they get to take over an issue because nobody knew where we came from where we are today. The only thing they hear is what They're trying to sell. So if I understand correctly before Kevin answers You think that's a hill to Diane for the entire National Defense Authorization Act, and that's obviously why the president veto this. Any warned that he would veto it because of that, so he was very transparent, he said. I'm going to be doing if you don't fix it. So is that a hill to die on it? I'm not saying die on the hill for it. But I am saying they put it in. They could take it out. Just Azizi and yeah, and, you know, I'm getting tired of these Democrats jumping up and they just get to do whatever they want to do when they want to do it. And now they're messing with the history of our country. And I don't think Kevin arrived would disagree with you. More importantly, Kevin wouldn't didn't matter what I think, Dennis, but to it to his question, why did that survive in the bill when everybody knew it could be a potential veto? Well because overwhelming support for the D a. It supersedes all that remembering. So Dennis makes an important point says Why did Democrats get everything they want? If Democrats got everything they want in this bill? We wouldn't have 150 missile sites in my not We would not have three legs of the nuclear triad would have to, and that's not an insignificant matter, not just North Korea, but it's not insignificant to this defense of this country and the cause of freedom around the world. The deterrent of those ground based missiles are used. That's just one example of Democrats not getting what they want. So in exchange for them, not getting anything. They want to get some things that they do want And in a divided government. You have to give them something. The reason this was not worth dying on. Dennis is that this is a three year commission. If you're buying this one in January, 20th he can rename those on January 21st without anybody having a single thing to say about it. Republican Democrats anybody else and with regard to the changing history, remember that Names change in military bases. This is it's not the first time names will will be changed if any of them are after the three years and they will be. I mean, some of them have to be particularly the bases themselves. But it doesn't erase the history ever make you might erase the name of that particular base. I think part of it is we do don't equate this to the tearing down of statues and and things like that, although that it is part of the same larger political correctness argument. But the Confederacy was the enemy of the United States government. And and it was Southern Democrats that named these bases after Confederate soldiers so as to sort of maintain, you know that this legitimacy and even Abraham Lincoln VOCs, the first Republican president, and I think the Grace President American history Um, did say, with malice toward none and charity for all he wanted to lift up Confederate Um, heroes in the sense that at least give them their heroes, so that that would be part of the healing of the wounds. Our wounds now are are very different in this times time frame, and I do think personally, I don't have a big problem. I'm not a Southerner, so it's not my issue. Um, I don't have a big problem with changing some of these names. If that's you know, if that's what people need to do. As you know, Republican governors in the South have been changing their flags in out of respect for Um, you know, people today versus a timeframe earlier, so things didn't change. But in 30 in 30, seconds or less in your heart of hearts, you believe everything good that you busted your butt forward in the National Defense Authorization Act. Lion share of that work way better for North Dakota way better for our national security than anything that you would agree on. You know, Confederate flags were based, renaming or whatever. We don't like about that bill. First over. Sure, not even a quote. I mean, starting with the pay raise for our military men and women, which, prior to Donald Trump. They weren't getting these big pay raises And I say Big. I'm talking about 3%, but constantly mean adjustments every year. So studying with that, and then I could go through a list of at least 10 things that I specifically fought for Andhra. Lot of it has to do with actually cyber security and modernization. China the threat of China, the threat of Russia, the threat of Iran and North Korea. And some of that, even you know, goes back to some of the other areas of the budget there concerning to a lot of people and that is in the foreign aid spectrum that the president has requested and got so too quickly after no questions that I'm gonna go to next fall if he asked, you know That Really? What I'm trying to get at is I hear you saying if we fought till the death to make sure they couldn't change the names of these bases.
Federal judge dismisses Trump campaign Pennsylvania lawsuit
"A federal judge in Pennsylvania is thrown out a lawsuit from the Trump campaign seeking to block state officials from certifying the state's election results. It showed Democrat Joe Biden want Emily Property is with member station W I T F. She reports on the order issued last night dismissing the case. Trump's campaign claimed it was disadvantaged because Philadelphia and six majority Democratic counties let voters correct technical problems with mail in ballots and Republican majority counties did not. U. S. District Judge Matthew Brand noted in his order that the campaign sued Democratic Secretary of State Kathy Book far and heavily Democratic counties, but did not suit GOP dominant jurisdictions where ballots were allegedly thrown out without giving voters a chance to correct similar problems. Ran wrote The campaign's legal arguments were without merit and its accusations were speculative and on supported by evidence. For NPR News. I'm Emily property in Harrisburg president's legal team says it will appeal the decision. More Republicans so urging President Trump to drop his challenges. Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey issued a statement last night, saying President Trump should accept the outcome of the election in North Dakota, Senator Kevin Cramer told NBC this morning. It's past time to start a