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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

01:44 min | Last month

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KCBS All News

"Van Cleve says. Other delivery services are on the way to UPS flight. 34 77 carried roughly half of those first doses for Americans touching down at the company's Louisville hub with captain Houston Mills at the controls. Do you feel like you were delivering hope? Absolutely, You know, it's going to make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many inoculations for health care workers could begin in a matter of hours. As total covert deaths in the U. S. Are expected to top 300,000 within the next day, despite two losses in the Supreme Court and an expected the electoral college vote. That's immense Joe Biden's victory today. President Trump is refusing to budge. TBS has been Tracy from the White House. Some Republicans like Senator Lamar Alexander, say today's electoral college vote for Biden should be the final word very hard to say that Joe Biden is not validly elected After Monday of all that happens, President Trump is not moving on. They say I lost. I didn't lose. The election was rigged. The Trump administration says hackers have gotten into email systems at the Commerce and Treasury Department's The prime suspect is Russia. See Nets insurer defected parts of the government that seems so sensitive that it reportedly caused the White House to get involved morning. Russia is denying it had anything to do with the breaches. Maybe it's a sign it's time to invest in that standing desk for your home office. In an email to employees obtained by The New York Times, Google has set September 2020. On as its target date for when workers will return to their offices. But they may not be there full time. The company says its testing the idea of employees working three days in person and two days remote. Google also plans to offer new office designs and reserve a ble desks.

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McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

McConnell wins reelection, but control of Senate at stake

"Republicans are fighting to keep control of the Senate in the twenty twenty race and their GOP leader has just won his state Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's won a seventh term in office Kentucky voters reelected the seventy eight year old over democratic challenger Amy McGrath McConnell's been president trump's top ally on Capitol Hill in cutting taxes and judicial appointments a number of incumbent senators have won reelection including Virginia Democrat mark Warner and West Virginia Shelley more capital the first West Virginia Republican to be reelected to the Senate in more than a century in Tennessee Republican bill Hagerty wins retiring senator Lamar Alexander's seat keeping it in GOP hands Jackie Quinn Washington

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Republicans distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power

All Things Considered

00:51 sec | 4 months ago

Republicans distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power

"Are distancing themselves from President Trump's notion he may not commit to a peaceful transfer of power. More from NPR's Claudio Gonzalez, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says. If the election goes Joe Biden's way it will be a peaceful transition. We will have a peaceful transfer of power. However, the election here. Other Republicans agreed, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chambers number two Republican John Thune of South Dakota. Senator Susan Collins, a moderate who is facing a tough re election fight in Maine, says she wasn't clear what Trump meant. But she dismissed the possibility that he could reject the election's results. It's fundamental House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy also expressed confidence there will be a peaceful transfer if Biden wins Claudia decide this NPR News, the

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Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO

All Things Considered

00:55 sec | 6 months ago

Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO

"Has officially notified the United Nations of plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports lawmakers from both parties or criticizing the move in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The notice has been submitted to the U. N secretary general with a final withdrawal date of July 6th, 2021 according to a State Department spokesman. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted criticizing the move as quote, chaotic and incoherent. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, has also criticized the move, saying withdrawing from the group could interfere with clinical trials and vaccine development. Trump has aggressively criticized the W. H O and has threatened to withhold US funding for the organisation. Democrats in Congress say it is illegal for Trump to halt congressional E approved money for the group. Kelsey Snow. NPR NEWS Washington Move

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Pressure mounts on Trump to 'set a good example' and wear a mask

Mike Gallagher

00:37 sec | 7 months ago

Pressure mounts on Trump to 'set a good example' and wear a mask

"Fronting in some parts of the country. Several high profile Republicans are embracing face coverings, including Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who called on Mr Trump to start wearing a mask. White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany says the president has no problem with masks. CDC guidelines. Air still Recommended but not required in the president is the most tested man in America. It's his decision whether to wear a mask when asked if the president should wear one to set a good example. McEnaney did not respond. Greg Clugston Washington the president, vowing to veto a defense spending bill if it includes an amendment. She would result in the renaming of some

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Fauci: US 'going in wrong direction' in coronavirus outbreak

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 7 months ago

Fauci: US 'going in wrong direction' in coronavirus outbreak

"More Republicans are urging Americans to wear masks to stop before the virus spread while acknowledging their uses teams to with political overtones to CDC director Robert Redfield it's a personal responsibility embrace the universal use of face coverings at the same hearing GOP senator Lamar Alexander said it's unfortunately now part of the political divide if you're for trump you don't wear a mask if you're against trump you do Surgeon General Jerome Adams put it in decidedly nonpolitical terms if you want the return of college football this year where a face covering calling masks in the instrument of American freedom if we all use it but at the same event vice president pence said that's the issue freedom at the trump administration will not mandate masks nationwide respect the right of every American soccer make ani Washington

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Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

"The White House says it won't tell Americans that they have to wear a mask for virus protection but it is being recommended vice president Mike pence the coronavirus briefing says they're still that surge of illness in about a dozen states and American should take the steps to protect themselves and their families but he's leaving mandates on masks up to each municipality respecting the decisions the governors are making president trump won't wear a mask despite Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander calling on him to set an example but trump Surgeon General Jerome Adams counters those who say that a mask violates their freedom it adds to your convenience in your freedom because it allows us to open up more places and it allows those places to stay open the surgeon general's calling on young people to wear masks saying that's what it will take if they want to attend college sports or senior problems again Jackie Quinn Washington

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Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

AP News Radio

00:56 sec | 7 months ago

Republicans, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

"The White House says it won't tell Americans that they have to wear a mask for virus protection but it is being recommended vice president Mike pence the coronavirus briefing says they're still that surge of illness in about a dozen states and American should take the steps to protect themselves and their families but he's leaving mandates on masks up to each municipality respecting the decisions the governors are making president trump won't wear a mask despite Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander calling on him to set an example but trump Surgeon General Jerome Adams counters those who say that a mask violates their freedom it adds to your convenience in your freedom because it allows us to open up more places and it allows those places to stay open the surgeon general's calling on young people to wear masks saying that's what it will take if they want to attend college sports or senior problems again Jackie Quinn Washington

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Coronavirus update: Fauci to testify on reopening schools

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:08 min | 7 months ago

Coronavirus update: Fauci to testify on reopening schools

"Congressional hearing involving top medical experts is underway right now, and it's about getting people back to work and getting the kids back into school. We go to W. T. O. P's Mitchell Miller. On Capitol Hill for a live report. Mitch Joan, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, the Republican chairman of the Senate Health and Education Committee, began this hearing by urging President Trump too, at times where a mask the president has plenty of admirers. They would follow his lead. It would help end this political bait debate. The stakes are too high for this political debate about pro Trump anti trump mask to continue. The ranking Democrat on the committee, Washington's Patty Murray is sharply critical of the president's response to the crisis. The covert 19 response in our country is still a disaster, 100 and 26,000 lives lost. Alexander says the committee will be trying to determine what steps are needed for getting kids to safely return to school. The panel will hear from members of the White House Corona Virus Task force, including Dr Anthony Fauci, who has just begun his testimony

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Tennessee Senator says Trump should wear mask

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:32 sec | 7 months ago

Tennessee Senator says Trump should wear mask

"Are considered by health experts to be the best way to slow the spread of the Corona virus, and Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee suggests that President Trump should set an example The stakes are too high for this political debate. About pro Trump anti Trump mask to continue. The country sees a growing number of covert 19 cases. The United States is not on the list of countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter European Union countries when they reopen July 1st at policy be policy will be revisited every two weeks. The White House is

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Senate Health Committee Hearing to Examine Handling of Pandemic

Pacifica Evening News

04:15 min | 8 months ago

Senate Health Committee Hearing to Examine Handling of Pandemic

"Dr Anthony Fauci who was barred by trump from testifying to the house of representatives warned that outbreaks would spike if states rush to re open their economies too quickly Republican and democratic senators took the opportunity to question the experts as well as to express their own perspectives on issues ranging from testing for the corona virus to the effectiveness of the trump administration's pandemic response K. replace Christopher Martinez reports the Senate health committee hearing was titled covert nineteen safely getting back to work and back to school as if to illustrate the complexity of the issue the hearing itself showed some of the strangeness of the times Republican senator Lamar Alexander chair to committee from his cabin in Tennessee the witnesses also appeared remotely most of them because they're self quarantining after contact with an infected White House staffer Dr Anthony Fauci a key member of the White House coronavirus task force emphasized the importance of states being careful about how they re open and not jumping past the milestone such as fourteen days of declining number of coronavirus cases my concern as some areas city state so what have you jump over those various checkpoints and prematurely open up without having the capability of being able to respond effectively and efficiently my concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks Republicans and Democrats on the committee generally had different approaches Republican Alexander seemed sympathetic to president Donald trump's leaving states in charge of things like testing I've always started from state to state federal equals national now the word over nineteen is clearly a national problem but that doesn't mean the federal government supposed to do everything democratic Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on the other hand said the federal government does not have the pandemic under control and has not taken enough measures to prevent a second wave of infections the president needs to stop pretending that is he just ignores bad news it will go away it Wong the time for magical thinking is over here president trump listing knowledge the server response has been insufficient and that more people are dying as a result we are running out of time to save lives independent senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont like Warren a former contender for the democratic presidential nomination was concerned about access to a future coronavirus vaccine centers posed his question first to FDA commissioner Steven Hana are you guarding the American people today that dot taxi will be available to all people regardless of their income sure the payment of excellence is not a responsibility FTA I'm going to take this back the task force I share your concern that this needs to be made available to every American anybody else want to comment on that Sanders urged that poor and working people not be last in line for a vaccine Kentucky Republican rand Paul had a different issue he criticized media reports that say there is no proof people who recover from covert nineteen are immune so that is factually correct he prefers a different factually correct line namely that there's no proof they are not immune the silver lining to so many infections in the meat processing industry is that a large portion of these workers now have unity those workers should be reassured that they likely won't get it again said to be alarmed by media reports that there is no evidence of unity in the end the testimony from coronavirus task force experts probably did not change any minds in the Senate judgments about how effective the federal response to the pandemic has been remain highly partisan as for how to move forward states will be trying to find the sweet spot to relax lockdowns and other measures without opening the door to a tragic

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Coronavirus Testing Needs to Triple Before the U.S. Can Reopen

The KFBK Morning News

00:40 sec | 8 months ago

Coronavirus Testing Needs to Triple Before the U.S. Can Reopen

"Hill in to where we stand on fighting the corona virus pandemic Republican senator Lamar Alexander despite remotely praising the steps taken so far to get more tasks to Americans concerned about returning to work does require millions of new yes many from new technologies some of these will fail well we only need a few successes to get where we want to go that's why I said on Thursday and what our country has done so far in testing is impressive but not nearly enough the president says there will soon be enough tests for everyone who wants one the Democrats say the White House has been behind on the testing all

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Fauci testifies before Senate about coronavirus response

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

03:04 min | 8 months ago

Fauci testifies before Senate about coronavirus response

"White House staffers are now required to wear masks while at work this after two staffers close to president trump and vice president pence tested positive for coke with nineteen for top federal doctors will be in the spotlight today answering coronavirus questions from members of the U. S. Senate committee ABC's Catherine folders will be watching it all she's on our come on his line right now Catherine good morning good morning that's right for top doctors that including the nation's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci number last time thought you can't fight before Congress was in March March eleventh where he said quote things will get worse now today he and the other doctors are are testifying before the Senate health committee in this hearing now is focused on re opening the country safely estates including your own I begin their own phases and stages of re opening balance sheet is expected to testify that a re opening the country too soon could lead to needless suffering and death he said to The New York Times and said that his main message to the committee will be the dangers of opening a prematurely ending his words out he said could result in outbreaks throughout the country and quote set us back in our quest to return to normal now over the past month the president has been encouraging some think begin opening up commerce and some other non essential businesses to kickstart the economy we've heard from Democrats who had criticized the administration for doing so without a what they referred to as a road map guided by science so that's something that we will also likely here this morning during the summer the first time doctor felt she will appear before Congress even though he it will be remotely the White House did just what else seem concerned about him doing this now there questions were raised about you know how this hearing came together for example some lab committees in the house the democratic controlled house also after his testimony the White House said they need a reason for him to come out there and essentially blocked any official the interactive any officials on the parent for the testifying before Congress generally in the month of may and let the administration made an exception now they made an exception and here with doctor probably but multiple sources that I've spoken to inside the White House really aren't particularly to concerns also have as the CDC director Bob Redfield up there the FDA commissioner Steven Hahn and the I'm you know really keeping an eye on that White House testings are admiral Brett Gerard now we know that testing has become a big topic of conversation you're the chairman of the committee Republican senator Lamar Alexander who also at the hearing remotely said this weekend that he believes the economy must reopen I think that in order to do so robot testing strategy would be required to do it so I can see all of the focus being on testing in the

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Fauci testifies remotely before Senate about coronavirus response

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:50 min | 8 months ago

Fauci testifies remotely before Senate about coronavirus response

"Today Senate hearing where doctor shot you will testify will reflect the new reality of congressional oversight during the pandemic WTOP's Mitchell Miller has more now today on the hill senator Lamar Alexander the chairman of the Senate health committee will lead the hearing although he won't be in the hearing room as he was last week seating has been space so that we're six feet apart Alexander is in self quarantine after a staffer tested positive for covert nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci and several key witnesses will also testify remotely at a time of heightened concern about the spread of the corona virus within the White House among the lawmakers taking part in the hearing will be Virginia senator Tim Kaine he says states have to be careful not to reopen too fast and risk second waves of the virus the economic challenges will just be compounded because people will not believe that it's safe to go out even when it is on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news amid his push to re open the nation president trump is confronting cases of the corona virus within the White House itself the symbolism surrounded the president in the rose garden for the first time many administration officials were wearing masks after two known virus cases among staffers three of the nation's top medical experts are now in quarantine and vice president pence was in self isolation anybody entering the west wing is now required to wear a mask or face covering that apparently does not apply to the president who was wearing night either in my case I'm very far away from everyone he insisted he's not worried that the virus has spread inside one of the nation's most protected complexes as he looks to instill confidence in the nation announcing more efforts to ramp up testing if people want to get tested they get tested but as the nation's death toll mounts he declined to predict just how high it might climb this summer I don't want to think

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Fauci to testify remotely before Senate committee this week

Glenn Beck

00:44 sec | 8 months ago

Fauci to testify remotely before Senate committee this week

"This week the Senate health and Education Committee will hear from disease experts about what it will take to reopen the country the committee will listen to among others Dr Anthony Fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert on what it will take to safely re open America committee chair senator Lamar Alexander on NBC's meet the press said all the things that will guarantee safety the first is a vaccine the administration has a all an amazingly ambitious goal of a hundred million vaccines by September and three hundred by December I have no idea we can reach that number twos treatments Alexander says the third is testing which the administration says is done more here to screen for the virus than anywhere in the world good all Scott

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Fauci to testify remotely before Senate committee this week

Steve and Ted

00:43 sec | 8 months ago

Fauci to testify remotely before Senate committee this week

"This week the Senate health and Education Committee will hear from disease experts about what it will take to re open the country the committee will listen to among others Dr Anthony Fauci the nation's top infectious disease expert on what it will take to safely re open America committee chair senator Lamar Alexander on NBC's meet the press said all the things that will guarantee safety the first is a vaccine the administration has a all an amazingly ambitious goal of a hundred million vaccines by September and three hundred by December I have no idea we can reach that number twos treatments Alexander says the third is testing which the administration says is done more here to screen for the virus than anywhere in the

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

01:44 min | 8 months ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"Fox news senator Lamar Alexander will chair this Tuesday Senate health committee hearing by video teleconference after a member of his staff tested positive for covert nineteen witnesses will include coronavirus task force members Dr Anthony Fauci Dr Robert Redfield and Dr Steven Hahn who have also self quarantined after exposure to an infected White House staffer they will all testify from remote locations and much will be discussed during the hearing Dr Michael Osterholm speaking on Sunday morning on NBC's meet the press somewhere between now and tomorrow next year we're gonna see sixty to seventy percent of Americans all plan factor with this virus well we have to do is figure out how not just to die with the virus but also how to live with it and we're not having that discussion even with all of this happening Supreme Court justices will be busy this week hearing arguments by telephone in a pivotal legal fight that could affect president trump's reelection campaign the president hoping to persuade the Supreme Court to keep his tax and bank records from being turned over to lawmakers and a district attorney rulings against the president could result in the quick release of personal financial information that the president has sought strenuously to keep private and the department of justice is dropping its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn house intelligence committee ranking member Devin Nunes responding to this move by the DOJ now you're starting to see the pieces of the cover up but I think you're actually more important and that's why we you know that's why what happened this week with general plan being exonerated it's the first part of the cover up of of the Democrats covering up for using this sick dirt that they paid for house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff says that the trump campaign invited Russian help made full use of it and then covered it up America.

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Four Trump administration witnesses will testify remotely at coronavirus hearing this week

Anthony Valadez

00:52 sec | 8 months ago

Four Trump administration witnesses will testify remotely at coronavirus hearing this week

"For trump administration health officials will testify remotely before a Senate committee on Tuesday as NPR's Scott Detrow reports three of them are self quarantining after contact with the White House staffer who tested positive for the coronavirus president trump blocked key coronavirus task force members from testifying before the house of representatives but allow them to speak to a Senate committee this week but now CDC director Robert Redfield FDA commissioner Steven Han and Dr Anthony Fauci who heads the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases are all in some form of self quarantine that's after vice president Mike pence's press secretary Katie Miller tested positive senator Lamar Alexander who chairs the Senate health committee says all three will still testify but remotely they'll be joined by doctor Bradner are from the department of health and Human

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Fauci to testify before Senate committee this week

The Sunday Show

00:59 min | 8 months ago

Fauci to testify before Senate committee this week

"Three members of the White House coronavirus task force ourself quarantining after being exposed to the corona virus including Dr Anthony Fauci who's been a prominent face of public information NPR's Franco or done yes reports Dr Robert Redfield the head of the centers for disease control and prevention and Dr Steven Hahn the commissioner of the food and drug administration planned to testify before a Senate committee via video conference instead of in person the committee chairman senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said in a statement that the two officials are self quarantining out of an abundance of caution after being exposed to cope at nineteen Dr Anthony Fauci the director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases is also scheduled to testify at the hearing the N. I. A. ID said Saturday that found she has tested negative for the virus but officials declined to say whether he would also testify or

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Anthony Fauci and two other White House Covid-19 taskforce members to self-quarantine

NPR News Now

00:54 sec | 8 months ago

Anthony Fauci and two other White House Covid-19 taskforce members to self-quarantine

"To members of the White House. Corona Virus Task Force are self quarantining after being exposed to the corona virus. A third Dr. Anthony. Fauci is starting what's being described as a modified quarantine impure Franko or donas reports. Dr Robert Redfield the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr Steven Hahn Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration plan to testify before a Senate committee via video conference instead of in person. The committee chairman Senator. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said in a statement that the two officials are self quarantining out of an abundance of caution after being exposed to covert nineteen. Senator Alexander issued his statement before Dr Foul. She announced his plan to isolate himself. It's not clear whether or not found he will also appear by Video Conference White House Block Valgy from appearing before a House panel last week

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KTRH

"In the so called underwear bomber who tried to take down a Detroit bound flight on Christmas day in two thousand and nine with plastic explosives hidden in his underwear al Qaeda's Yemen based affiliate is considered its most dangerous so now really is been described as a potential leader for all kind of globally the source is spoke to fox news says that they are waiting for confirmation before making an official announcement in Atascocita an eighteen year old was shot and killed his body found along the by you the victim wasn't from the area and police are trying to figure out why he was shot at around two o'clock this morning it is six oh three there was a crude oil spill in Baytown yesterday six hundred and eighty gallons of diesel fuel leaked into the tabs bay just before six o'clock last night senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee on meet the press this morning says he's on no on impeachment I think what he did is a long way from treason bribery high crimes and misdemeanors I don't think it's the kind of of inappropriate action that the framers would expect the Senate to substitute its judgment for the people in picking a president a new Dallas morning news you university of Texas Tyler poll finds president trump leading all of the Democrats in the state of Texas among those Democrats and Joe Biden leads Bernice Sanders by about two points president trump twenty twenty campaign manager Brad par scale telling fox news that impeachment is encouraging donations it's active in our base I mean the fund raising is out of this world and I think we generally good and we raise four hundred sixty three million last year which is a record the presence continue to have a great fundraising month on top of that at every metric we have shows the president up since this happened one more time closing arguments are tomorrow and the final vote will be on Tuesday was a good day for the rockets they were playing in town and they beat the pelicans earlier today one seventeen to one.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"We talked before the break the guardrails on the president any president swimming president trump is acquitted I just WANNA to read a couple of passes from Senator Alexander Statement. He says it was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage urge that investigation when elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations. It undermines the principle of equal justice under the law. I just want to read one paragraph that. We haven't right before says the framers believed that there should never ever be a partisan impeachment. That's why the constitution requires a two-thirds vote at the center for conviction in not one house. Republican voted for these articles also in this shallow hurried and holy partisan impeachment. Were to succeed it would rip the country. Apart pouring gasoline on the fire of cultural divisions already exists it would create the Weapon of perpetual impeachment should be used against future presidents whenever the House of Representatives is of a different political party. It's one of the strangest arguments made I think because it's it's basically a saying if we as Republicans shoes to not consider anything that you say. Then it's a partisan who's WHO's partisan absolutely not crossed the aisle under any circumstances and not consider any information and then call it a partisan situation. You're the ones who made it partisan so it it. It doesn't really make sense but what I really what. Lamar Alexander needs to answer the question I asked earlier. Is what then is the remedy in this situation. You can't seriously be saying you have to wait for an election. Whatever president comes then and the first week abuses power? Is He actually saying that. There's nothing we can do. We just have to sit and wait for years until people vote. Hello I mean that's the question that needs to be answered. Let's take a look at this partisan question one other way. Let's just imagine for a moment. If Obama had ordered an investigation of trump's children by foreign power knowing that trump was going to might might run against him and tried to take action to preclude the candidacy of Donald Trump by smearing. It imagine I would think that Obama would be impeached with an awful lot of democratic support and Republican. There would be no question about a bipartisan impeachment. You're and I was missing. One thing right is if Obama said we are withholding a right that that's you know yes. Add that in Asia had that into the equation with Donald Trump's children. It would not not be a close call Mike. He would be impeached because Democrats would join together because the rule of law has been so offended. And what is occurred here and something you said before that was very wise I thought about we know Donald Trump and about his and you I believe what we know about. Donald trump is his contempt for the rule of law and Republicans know this in the Senate it unites many of them in their view do of Donald Trump. And what they have done tonight is to say it's all right. We'll forget about the fact that we know. He's contemptuous of the rule of law. We we'll give him a license and he now has it so. Let me ask you a question back on that and I first of all your hypothetical this is hypothetical but there's a common thing. When Obama was President Democrats will say if George W Bush gun this what would republicans say now Democrats say? If Barack Obama was president. Barack Obama was the beginning inning of the era that we live in of partisanship. He he was one of the most partisan presidents in history. He did not work with the Republican Congress. He governed from the left and he campaigned from the left. He said there's more of us in them and we're just going to beat them in Alexis from the left that began. I Know Democrats don't want to admit that he was not law. You can argue and all and I think look. We are in a cold civil war in this country and that's also reflected in what we've seen tonight but the Republicans had a chance to have a truce in the cold hold civil war and they blew it. Let me ask another really quick hypothetical so after Bill Clinton was acquitted in the Senate. Did that mean that he could commit perjury just whenever whenever he wanted to from that point on did that mean that he could have inappropriate relationships with people in the White House anytime he wanted. That is not as standard. There are laws in the country country. So the idea that that president trump has been is going to be found. Not Guilty of what happened just like in any person who walks out of a courtroom that is found not guilty is now an innocent person has gone on the record. Defending his conduct in the bill. Clinton Bill.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

09:14 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"So Susan Collins is is yes on witnesses tonight. Lamar Alexander no but it is a no with a message. The President President trump quickly reading another portion of his statement now quote it was inappropriate appropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to toll the United Sates aid to encourage that investigation when elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations investigations. It undermines the principle of equal justice under the law. Quickly go back. CNN's Kaitlan Collins the White House. She has more late developments on the man who would be the star witness John Bolton who apparently we're speaking tonight Caitlyn where's he what's he saying. Yeah we may not see him on the Senate floor given Alexander's statement tonight. John Bolton is speaking at a private event in in Austin Texas today behind closed doors. It was his private lunch that he went to enduring a question and answer session. He made some really notable comments that are now being reported on defending those officials who went and did go and testify on Capitol Hill despite essential a directive from the administration telling them. They didn't have to go for that. They were protected and instead instead according to this report it says that he praised Fiona Hill. Tim Morrison Alex Vitamin Bill Taylor and Mery Ivanovich. He said quote all of them acted in in the best interest of the country as they saw it and consistent to what they thought our policies were he then goes on to say that members of the administration should feel like they are able to speak their minds without retribution. The idea that somehow testifying to what you think is true is destructive to the system of the government we have I think is very nearly the reverse the exact reverse verse of the truth. That's what he said behind closed doors. This report also says Anderson that he briefly mentioned his new book though. It doesn't go on to say what all is in that new book or what comment John Bolton made behind closed doors of course about that book that has been at the center of all of this and of course given this statement tonight. We may not hear more from John Bolton at least not publicly until that book does get published. I don't know if this was a speech to a private company though correct. Yeah it was to a private company. It was essentially for their clients. It was at a hotel but it doesn't say whether or not he was paid for this. Of course is typically what percent sure he was paid very progress. It's a financial company correct. Yeah IT'S A. It's a financial company. He essentially speaking to their clients. Typically an event like that. It's not unusual for something that John Bolton. He did that before he came into the administration that we should be clear doesn't say one hundred percent whether or not he was paid for that speech any plan in place from the White House if the president is in fact acquitted tomorrow tomorrow night as seems to be what will happen. Well what's also interesting is if the president is acquitted tomorrow night. He's not going to be in Washington. He's slated to leave tomorrow afternoon to she'd go to mar-a-lago where he's going to spend the weekend there so if that does happen he would not be in Washington which is also notable. Because when this got started he wasn't in Washington. He was out of the country actually in Switzerland at that economic so he may not even be here as just down the street they could be voting on whether or not to acquit him. Do we know is Rudy. Giuliani still the president's residents personal attorney law suddenly checked. They did say he was still his attorney. which is notable? Because you saw the deputy White House counsel today Anderson Having to defend and Giuliani saying he didn't believe he was taking a formal role in any of this foreign policy. Though of course officials testified. They felt like they had to go through rudy to handle matters that came to to Ukraine. But as of right now Giuliani is still representing the president. The of course the question of how just how much he's involved going forward after given all of this is still l.. An open question kaitlan collins thanks very much back now with the the legal and political team as well so jeff would haven't strong well. There will be a debate on witnesses for starters I think four Mono Mono got a briefing from John Thune. Who's part of the Republican leadership? Senator from South Dakota Ota four hours about witnesses of that presumably now will be voted down at that. Point of Senator McConnell will try to move to a vote on the merits that motion to motion to go to the merits parts is a is amendable and presumably the repub. The Democrats led by Senator. Schumer will try to put in some amendments so I think it could be a very long night if they're trying to do this all in one night with four hours on on the on the motion and then perhaps a series of if more more more more motions and then presumably. You'RE GONNA WANNA have senators be heard on this this is one of the most consequential votes will ever. Hey Mike. Do you expect Democrats to in the House to continue trying to get documents to continue trying to get witnesses. Oh Oh yeah. I don't think they're going to give up. I mean they. They have banked their majority in the House on this and I it wouldn't be my vice. I think the old Nancy. ANC plus he was smarter than the current. Nancy Pelosi the one that said in eighteen told her candidates. Don't talk about impeachment. Focus on healthcare focus on pocketbook issues. That's how we're going to win the majority already now. They sort of dug themselves into this whole and I don't know how they walk back with their base and say oh it's over. Yeah we don't care about this stuff is impossible for them. Not to pursue witnesses but to pursue documents through the courts which is sort of out of the public view and therefore not something that's necessarily covered in the grinding months that it would take and one of the things it was at the center of the Senate how long the courts take right and I guess you know this these political calculations of whether it's worth it still to proceed with the courts given you know number one given that you know what the position of the president's going to be and it could just take excruciatingly long time it's unfortunate argument to hear because particularly the the Senate talked about. How long courts will take this whole? Sending could take a long time so we ought not to pursue down the road look they have very few functions. In the world and oversight and frankly impeachment is one of the constitutionally mandated one so the idea that pursuing these matters to their fullest Ah is a waste of energy time. It's an insult to the American people. Joan Dean what are the guardrails than that exist for preventing this kind of behavior before besides the you know a stern concern of Republican senators. Well one of the things. It's hard for for me to believe. Is that the southern district is just looking the other way on. What is a conspicuous conspiracy? That's been going on now. They can't indict the president but a lot of people around him are certainly at the edge if not involved in criminal behavior. Wait wait wait. John and I think you gotta be careful but like I am not. The crime is conspiracy to defraud pretty clear. A three eight hundred three seventy one. I know the. I don't no who who's WHO's well. There were the removal of an ambassador for improper reasons. It starts back that early. It it goes. The president can remove ambassadors. If they improper reason I mean you know name the. I don't think that's a conspiracy to defraud to be honest. I mean I think the remedy here is impeachment if we go down that road in the Senate doesn't want to do it okay. But the idea that they're going to be criminal prosecutions strikes. I just want to explain. That also plays into the which you guys are never going to give up on this. Now you're going after through the southern district but removing removing. The ambassador spoke to the President's intent with respect to the impeachment. I don't think you're gonNA get charging we gotta take another quick break. We're going to pick up the conversation next and shortly to presidential historians and what just played out tonight in the last thirty five minutes and the long term impact it may have. 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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

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11:38 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"For doing something where there are mixed motives and some of his motives are to advance the public good even even if that's just through his own reelection that is a wide open invitation to interference in our election to playing dirty politics and to Further rigging the system of the upcoming election. I'm gravely concerned about what this means. And that there was a serious assertion of that as a standard of conduct for our president Senator coons I appreciate your time. Thank you thank you back with our legal and political team On read this key line again. From Lamar Alexander statement tonight saying he'll vote no on on witnesses quote. I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses but there's no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven win and that does not meet. The United States is constitution. The United States constitution's high bar for an impeachable offense. The Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove. Move the president from office and ban him from this year's ballot simply for actions that are inappropriate unquote Let's get reaction panel. It does seem to senator coons seem to believe that says is that Alexandra believes that the the argument that the Democrats are making was proven. It's just not an impeachable. I think that's what it he says. It's a little baffling I. I have to say there are a lot of negatives in there in a pro I mean I. It's not an crystal clear sentence. The only thing that's clear is that he's not voting for witnesses and that he thinks the president's behaviors inappropriate so he doesn't agree with the president that this was a perfect phone call and that his behavior was perfect. But I mean let's be clear. This means that this trial was a sham. This trial was not a trial in any meaningful sense and so the word there is. We know relevant evidence out there in the world there are documents are emails there are tax and there are witnesses. This is which could shine very clear. Light on what went here one on here and the Senate says we're not interested. That's a disgrace John Dean. This was not a profile encourage by Lamar and I'm a little surprised Not totally but I keep keep thinking. This'll be the most significant vote he makes in his career and is the one of the last votes he'll make and I obviously. He's not standing for reelection. He's standing down And I think it was kind of a sad and not for his career. Okay so you disagree with them. But why isn't it a profile. Because I I disagree with him no no no I think if. He's not standing for re-election that's right. He's not a mega hat wearing trump supporter. He's a longtime public servant. He was the governor of Tennessee. He was education secretary under Bush. Forty one he worked with you in the White House prior to that and he just gave me very principle. It's think a statement saying I disagree with the president's behavior of your. He has no political reasons to anything other than his conscience. And you don't think that's a vote of courage and he's GonNa be criticized by people on this station and all over the media. I think it's a huge vote of Kurt. Stand of courage on his part. He's GonNa get a visceral way to you but is it right. I mean I you more on the issue of courage I'm just talking about on the merits. This is the right decision I think it reflects what a lot of Americans believe and it certainly reflects with a lot of Senate Republicans believe which is this may have been inappropriate. Had had the Democrats that's not overreached and perhaps brought censure vote to the Senate. Maybe we would have voted for this. They went too far and tried to remove election year. It doesn't rise to the level of impeachment. Yeah that's a principle thing for him to say you disagree with it. But as a principal thing for him to say. It's the view that a lot of Americans also whole do believe would've voted for censure. Sure so let's not sit here and pretend like more bipartisan. It would never have voted for censure. There's absolutely no way now. I don't know whether you can call it a profile on Crozier or not a profile profile encouraged. But let's also not pretend because somebody leaves office that they don't have a life in republican politics afterwards okay so everybody has calculations that they make the issue shoe is. How can you sit and have watched what we all sat and watched and merely think that something inappropriate happened? I mean that's just not what happened. We heard from the lawyers over and over the president's lawyer saying there's nobody who can say that they heard this from the president suggesting that if we could hear from somebody who heard from the president that perhaps it would be relevant. We have somebody and they have chosen to not have that. And that's what the statement is about that. This statement is about not wanting to hear from the person that we kept kept hearing we needed to hear from sale. It's not a real trial and it's not a real exoneration and it's a cover up that's what the Senate has now done. They have covered up. What the president of the United States is done in his grievous action when they had the ability to find out more and reach? wjr A bipartisan. As it were decision if we could hear from the witnesses if Mr Bolton could come in and tell us is there anything else there no maybe it would be exonerated. This is a cover up plain and simple and there has been no attempt throughout this proceeding by the Republicans in this Senate of the United United States to so-called world's greatest deliberative body which is now known we now can see how deliberate of it is That we've seen now a really shameful and an episode in our history is going to be down for many many years particularly because of the Dershowitz catechism for the cult of trump. That is an astonishing assertion that Dershowitz made about what the president can do Mike. I'm wondering what you think of Senator. Coons saying the the president could do this again. I mean there's nothing to stop him. There's no one of the things that he said was. It's up to my republican colleagues to call them out. Senator Alexander called him not in that statement he said was inappropriate. I also I also I also think that it is dangerous and this is just where we are at our politics now with the Democrats are gonNA say all through the the election is Oh donald trump's winning well. He's obviously getting foreign influence. He stealing the election. That's what this is being teed up so he wins. No I'm just wondering if that is a very question would be okay with you. If he did it again tomorrow. You should not have foreign interference in our elections. I of course. I don't believe the reason for if it's not. It's not an abuse of power Tanisha what's to stop it. There impeachment under normal circumstance. I would be teaching present. You engage in that kind of first of all we had. We had a report that said that he did not collude with Russia. So first of all that didn't happen and by the way it is debatable. As to whether or not. That's what happened here. I mean and you and I are. We're we're in a different place on this. I believe that the press the United States talking thing about the former sitting vice president to another country and saying we need to investigate. What they may have done that is corrupt is who happens to be? His political opponent is something but conditioning in a in exchange. I mean we've we've been through so but again it's the it's the conditioning of the act on the official but just on a different different point and I agree with Jeffrey that the statement that we just heard was a little bit of Gobbledygook and it was sort of all over the place. I think the most tragic part of it is how hinges it on the fact that it's an election action year because if that's the case if we now have made the choice that we can never impeach another president in an election year you can't do it ever again and you should never have done it the three times i. I just don't understand so tomorrow Rudy. Giuliani could set up an office. Like two blocks from the White House and Higher Eager Freeman's romance and Lee if he's not sent to jail or lead parnasse although I think he's done with life partners And he could start doing this again he could start operating for the president president again overseas doing stuff and that would have been something we've talked about. We talked about yesterday on the show. It would be foolish for him. I'm not too because the rules. Now say that it is very much number one. It's perfectly permissible behavior for president and his stooges to engage in and number two even if he does it and they know he does it he cannot be impeached for it and won't be removed for it so why not in fact go ahead and invite this news a license right and this is a license and remember. We're we're talking about I mean we're talking about Donald Trump who never feels chastened by anything that's right and so he will see this and I think he's probably correct as a victory that this the Democrats failed here and you know I mean you you. You're in Republican. Look in politics. Do you think there is any chance on the state of the Union on Tuesday. He will say as Bill Clinton did you know. I sure screwed up but I didn't deserve to should be impeached. Do you think there is any chance you will see any humility all. Yeah and I think if he did he wouldn't be rewarded for and that's just not I mean he. He is not gotten to where he is by doing anything other than being who he is so he's not going to do that. I agree but they've re the thing is they have re Republicans opens have redefined. What a president is and what a president can do right? I mean even Even rejected the idea that you could impeach a president for an abusive power. So if you can't impeach the president for abuse of power what does that mean. What does it mean? A president commits abuse of power. And what there's no remedy I mean. That is the Republican argument if a prosecutor brings if a prosecutor brings a case that they're they're no they're not they're not gonNA get sixty seven votes in the Senate this up. They went too far they overreached they contributed to this. This is the interesting thing. I respect what you're saying before about. How partisan partisan this is it takes two to be partisan both parties have to be pardoned? Everyone has in fact when he's acquitted. It will probably be a bipartisan vote. He'll probably get a couple of Democrats so it'd be the most most bipartisan vote in. This will be his acquittal. I I understand your criticism of the process and is totally valid argument. You make I guess I'm just wondering about tomorrow. And the next day the next day and the the rest of this term and you know and onward clearly you're not comfortable with the idea of the president repeating that Action Shen. I'm going to be comfortable with any president soliciting foreign aid if that's what they did that has not been proven to be the case here. We have federal laws against people. Doing things like the foreign corrupt practices at there. Are things that you can't do that. You can be prosecuted for and the Department of Justice has people to investigate tomorrow. There's just you. The trump campaign is now free to go and break the law center of what happened to have been impeached. Federal doesn't impeach for showing up to work drunk literally really the idea that now abusive power is not the kind of thing that you can be impeached for is foolish dozens. Sorry quick break There's a lot going on at this late hour including we just mentioned the real central figure in this John Bolton He is speaking out. That's next. 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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

12:55 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Witnesses at the did the impeachment trial Lamar Alexander. Senator retiring moderate Republican senator promising a statement shortly within the hour. We're told just a couple of minutes ago. His moderate colleague from Maine Susan. Susan Collins says that she will be voting yes senator Lisa Murkowski says she is not making announcement tonight. Things just got certainly very interesting. It is very close joining us now. Another one of the Jurors Delaware Democratic. Senator Chris COONS senator. coons you have any insight on how you think. Senator Alexander might vote. I don't Anderson. A lot of us were trying into discern this evening either from his body language the questions he asked or from sidling up and chatting with during the breaks exactly how he might go. This evening And I'm as much in the dark as you are. This is going to be a very close vote. What is striking to me? I is the answer that we got to a question question that was asked earlier. This evening. which was in. This was a question I asked. If the president were to call witnesses which of his witnesses this is would testify directly to what the president said. What the president did around withholding aid from Ukraine that might exonerate him? The answer of course course was to change the subject and to talk about folks who couldn't directly testify to what the president did because frankly I think there are no witnesses who the administration can put on who will give sworn testimony to clear the president or they would've done that it's striking and so instead. What the White House counsel repeated again tonight was a defense that said even if everything argued by the house is true? You can't impeach the president. That's a stunning stunning position. To take a suggestion that it really is okay for the president of the United States to seek foreign interference in an election for his own partisan political benefit and I frankly think when Russia and China here things like that. What they're hearing is an invitation to interfere in our upcoming election? It does I mean mean set a precedent. It seems that whether it's future presidents or even this president could then continue could continue to do actually Sean. I'm sorry Montereau. Run to go Maharaja for second monitor. Would what are you hearing. Yeah we got the statement from the Mar Alexander and he is a no that means that he's going to vote vote against moving forward on witnesses and documents and that could mean the swift end to the president's impeachment trial. He says this. I'll read you the statement that just came out. I worked with other centers centers to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven in does not meet the United States' constitutions constitution's high bar for an impeachable offense the Constitution does not give the Senate the power to remove the president from office and banned him from this year's ballot simply for actions actions. That are inappropriate. The question is not whether the president did it but whether the United States of the American people should decide what to do about what he did. I believe that the constitution supervises the people should make the decision the presidential election. That begins an Iowa on Monday. Our founding documents provide for duly elected presence who served with the consent sent the governed not at the pleasure of the United States Congress. Let the people decide so he makes very clear I made I work with. He Says I. There's no need for more evidence to prove something that's already been proven and does not meet the high bar for the constitutions for impeachable offence under the constitution. So what does that mean here Anderson that means that the votes are simply not there at the moment to move forward on impeachment documents and probably we will not be there tomorrow. Assuming there's nothing that happens to break potential tie-breaking vote if it does come to that because looking at the math here there are fifty three Republicans forty seven Democrats Democrats to Republicans are expected to vote for moving ahead. They need more Alexandra. Is that the only person who there's still a question about is Lisa Summer Caskey and if it's fifty fifty she votes decide to vote with the Democrats does achieve justice. Vote to break a tie expectation heroes as not going to happen. Which means if if he doesn't break a tie and she's no even if she votes forward that means that the presence impeachment trial could be over as soon as tomorrow night monitor? Thank you. We'll come back to you. Want to go back to Senator Mukunda Senator what are you. What your reaction Orlando? I'm very disappointed to hear that. I have served with Senator Alexander for a decade and on many occasions known him to be thoughtful in season senator. I disagree strongly with his conclusion tonight. But let me simply you say this. And I'll say it to him when I get a chance tomorrow if the conclusion is reached is that what the president did was inappropriate But at the people should decide in the upcoming election the very least we should do is to make sure that the next election is a free and fair election and without foreign interference and I frankly think if the American people are to make up their minds in this next election about whether or not to reelect President Donald Donald Trump. They should know the facts. Getting John. Bolton to testify was frankly an exercise making sure the American people got to hear directly Klay from someone who is in the White House and knew what the president had directed be done. If I hear what. You just conveyed about Senator Alexander's Statement. He essentially said that the house case has been proven but it doesn't rise to the level of impeachment and I hope everyone will reflect on what that means because the house charge president trump with was inappropriately using the powers of his office for his own partisan political advantage to try and coerce in another country Ukraine into jenning up a fake investigation into his chief political rival. That's really a pretty stunning. Admission and a striking thing into say doesn't reach the level of impeachment. If all of us can agree that we want our elections to be free and fair then there are bills that majority leader McConnell donal has refused to bring up for vote that would strengthen our election system and that would make it clear that it is illegal for foreign powers to interfere in our election and for candidates to seek and accept it We could do more to make sure. Our next election is free and fair and Anderson. I just can't tell you how how disappointed I am this evening to hear that announcement from From my colleague Lamar Alexander and is it your understanding as well that Now that Alexander's and know if Senator Murkowski is a yes and then it would be a tie fifty fifty the chief justice could break that a tie but but chances are he would not if he's going on the quiz model. Is it understanding than than than than it would be over. It would die there because Anderson. There is a precedent from the impeachment. Trial the President Andrew Johnson Where the chief justice broke a tie twice? This was chief justice chase. He broke a tie twice and then there was they vote by the full Senate to invalidate the asserted power of the chief justice to break a tie that vote failed and so the precedent is there. Where where chief justice can rule a break a tie in a way that has a significant impact on the trial so there is precedent if the chief justice should choose to rely on it I can't predict how he might act. In this case we know the chief justice is quite concerned about the legitimacy of the supreme in court how it's viewed in history and my hope would be that he Given that view Woodside on openness and witnesses and making sure the American and people know what happened in this case but obviously we'll get a chance to see the outcome tomorrow assuming this goes in the direction that it certainly is looking like. It's going now. How based on Lamar Alexander Throat is there? Anything to indicate to you. The president trump would not do this again if this is okay with Republican senators to have foreign interference in an election or to the requests made by the President United States foreign interference against his political opponents. Is there any thing to stop him from doing again. No and that's the whole concern here. Is that impeachment is the ultimate constitutionally directed Remedy Committee for the Senate. There was some back and forth tonight on the floor with the house. Managers and White House counsel. About what else could we do to constrain this president and they ever suggesting some of the other powers of the Senate to hold up nominees or to vote against his appropriations priorities. And Adam. Schiff the house manager sort of. I won't say he mocked that suggestion but he'll say that's that's a pretty thin read on which to stand in the face. We have a president newly emboldened and without any guardrails. I'll remind you Anderson. One of the striking things about the alleged facts here is that it was literally the day. Okay after Bob Mueller Special Counsel Muller came and testified That this call with presidents Alinsky of Ukraine happened in which President President Trump said. Do me a favor though. So my concern the conservative. Many of my colleagues is that president trump will stand before us next Tuesday night in in his State of the Union declare himself fully exonerated and promptly begin engaging in inappropriate actions inviting foreign interference in our upcoming collection. You think he will. I certainly hope not But there's nothing to suggest that he will feel constrained in fact as I'm sure you will remember it. It was in the middle of the two thousand sixteen campaign that he publicly invited Russia to interfere by searching for his opponents emails. The later Muller Investigation Investigation and intelligence community work concluded that it was literally exactly that day that Russian military intelligence. The GRU began hacking into two former Secretary Clinton's server and in the middle of this impeachment inquiry president trump went out on the front driveway of the white the house and invited China to join in trying to dig up dirt on his leading rival for the presidential campaign. Here in twenty twenty. So I don't I don't think. President trump will be restrained in any way going forward if the outcome in the next few days is as you were suggesting. I mean if he went onto the front lawn of the White House tomorrow and said again You know Ukraine if you're listening I'd still like you to announce an investigation in China you too and Bosnia and Serbia and anybody else he wants. Would I mean. Do you think you'd hear Peop- from any Republican senators other than that Karani or Susan Collins. That is exactly the burden on my Republican colleagues. If they are saying that they cannot move forward to even listen to. Witnesses is to even request documents that they can't say or do anything to restrain this president then the burden is on them to take action to be responsible to act like senators to show that they have the best interests of our country at heart and to push back on an unrestrained and unconventional president. Look it was. Donald Trump who who has candidate said I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue. Shoot someone dead and get away with it. Sadly predictions of his unrestrained behavior of your from his campaign true and while I understand some of my republican colleagues may like the results of his policies or may agree with some of his initiatives initiatives You certainly can't think it's good. For the American people or are standing in the world or rule of law to have a president who in such brazen ways just and found his his nose at our Constitution and at the way that we all should conduct ourselves in public life and it seems he has legal cover at least from Professor Dershowitz as long as he personally believes it's in the public interest that he gets reelected and that there's a you know that that he believes it's good for the country and even if it's good for him in the mix as long as it's a mix of rationales of motives then that's not impeachable. That was the jaw-dropping argument made by Professor Dershowitz last night. And then ultimately repeated by White House counsel tonight in response to questions questions was that you cannot impeach the president.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360

11:18 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360

"Ride home podcast. And there you have it question. Time is over except it's really not and the ones that remain could change everything question one. We'll Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander vote. Yes or no oh on witnesses at the trial and what happens if the answer is no. He promised to decision once tonight's session is over and it just finished so we wait go into the evening. It looked like there were three Republican votes for witnesses in other words enough ray fifty fifty. It's high on the question which raises all kinds of other questions of its own. The biggest one being will the chief the justice the United States decide to break the tie if there is one as we wait to hear from Senator Alexander. We're joined by Elliott Williams Mike Shields Kirsten powers. Jeffrey toobin. Jeffrey what did you hear. What do you expect you know? It's kind of a coincidence. We started at one o'clock and it's now almost eleven we so it means the today today. The proceedings were almost as long as the Irishman. But it's it's been a long. It was pretty. It was is pretty repetitive. Today I mean these were arguments. We've heard from all from from both sides but right now it really is about Lamar Alexander my gosh and and and Lisa Murkowski and towards the end of the day we heard questions from Lisa Murkowski and a first question from Lamar Alexander that relieve tension these courses was essentially. Why shouldn't Bolton testify? That was her first question which suggested suggested that she wanted to hear from Bolton but then she participated in in question that said even if Bolton testifies is will it make any difference in the result which would suggest she and she asked the defense lawyers and they said of course. It wouldn't make any difference so that would suggest that she doesn't want to hear from witnesses in other words. I don't know what she's thinking that same thing. It's hard to read where Lisa Murkowski Hausky is right now on account of those two questions because earlier today we all let out a gas when she asked that question about really suggesting that she really wanted to hear from John Bolton Alton when she joined that Lindsey Graham question maybe about an hour hour to ago that just said well regard even in the US loyally the literally language of red in the light. Most most favorable to the impeachment doesn't even matter them they sort of said. Well you know it really doesn't casinos. MAHARAJAS sanding buys the day and the night watching the proceedings working his sources sources. He joins US now. So one of the key votes we're not sure about About Murkowski one of the keyboards. Here's Senator Lamar Alexander. He's expected to announce how he'll vote on witnesses tonight. Do you know how that's going to happen. When that's going to happen is Anderson? We do expect a statement to come out from the MARLINS zander probably a paper statement. That will well detail where he stands. I did catch up with him earlier this evening. After dinner time he had just met with Lisa Murkowski that other swing vote and he told me that he was definitely going to announce announced a statement. Tonight he said he was gonNA make it makes. He's GonNa make a decision after that final question so we should expect any minute that statement and of course that is hugely significant. I can't because essentially whatever he decides will determine the fate of the presence impeachment trial we do expect at the moment. Two Republican senators to vote to move forward Lord witnesses and documents at Susan Collins and Mitt. Romney we don't know where to others go. That's Lisa Murkowski and Lamar Alexander and of course if four Republicans break break ranks. That's enough to move forward on documents and witnesses and that could lead to a whole new chapter of this impeachment trial but if there are three witnesses that means there's a tie vote and most. It's likely a tie. Vote probably means that vote will fail but if there are of course if there are only two votes then that means of course the Republicans will win that vote and we'll defeat feet any effort to bring forward witnesses and documents that could mean the conclusion of this trial as soon as tomorrow night. So what Lamar Alexander is about to announce outs. We'll be normally significant. Everybody's watching this. I asked him earlier. which way are you leaning on this? He said I'm standing right up in the middle. He is not tried to show his cards at all. Been Very quiet rowdies proceedings but those questions that he did join tonight. Raise some questions about the the case of the House. Democratic managers of put forward and has a lot of people thinking that he ultimately will side with the Republicans. But we just don't know for sure until we see that statement and that statement of course will determine whether these guys get the Senate gets out of town late night and tomorrow to quit this president or whether this could go on for a matter of days if not weeks and determining anymore whether more witnesses will come forward I mean even if Lamar Alexander tonight announces that he he'll go with Mitt Romney and Susan Collins and vote for witness this is Or more evidence that doesn't we still don't know about Murkowski correct. Yeah that's right. And we're not going to announce her position as well and it's not sort of that they we have gonna take the same position I asked him Lamar Alexander if they were coordinating him and Murkowski and he said they're not coordinating. They just met to touch base as they do. From time to time I also saw saw the meat in during the in the cloak room in the after just off the Senate floor this evening tonight During that question answer period and that soon after that they joined together. They're on the question that they had the raise. Some questions about the case about bring forward other witnesses or perhaps they were just talking about the question and not necessarily ultimate decision. But you're right Anderson. If he decides to vote for witnesses then it will put all the pressure and focus on Lisa Murkowski and she has said she is curious. Wants to hear from John Bolton but I can tell you in the last day and a half or so she has refused to entertain any questions about witnesses does not wanNA talk about it. All she has met privately with Mitch McConnell connel. She talked to him yesterday. She also talked today on the Senate floor so we'll see where she ultimately come down. But the pressure is very very significant particularly from the Senate Republican booking conference where members want to get this done with Republicans were running for reelection. Wanted to get this done with. And they believe that they don't want to hear from any witnesses they want these two Republicans to vote that away handerson and so if witnesses aren't going to be called there's a chance. The president could be equipped as soon as tomorrow night. Do we know what the process would be tomorrow and tomorrow look like starts. One is also one. We expect four hours a debate between the two sides about whether to move forward witnesses in that five o'clock hour eastern time. That's when they would actually be a vote on witnesses witnesses and let's say that vote goes down. Then afterwards John Thune Senate majority whip told me he thinks that the two sides will have their own private meetings. And then after that they'll be an effort by the Mitch McConnell to have emotion that'd be voted on to move to closing arguments and so each side would have closing arguments but that motion that McConnell would offer could be amendable meaning. The Democrats could offer amendments to that motion and so then that could be leading to that could lead to a lot of debate on the floor between the two sides could lead lead to a lot of amendments so the process could drag on for potentially several hours into the night which is why a lot of people up here tonight Anderson expect. This could be a late night. Vote tomorrow to acquit. This president and I asked John Thune if he's concerned at all about the optics of making the president being acquitted in the dead Ebonite. He didn't seem too concerned about that but he said his members are pushing very hard to make. All of this is done tomorrow and they can get back home. So you're expecting a a paper statement or an emailed statement is you're not expecting Lamar Alexander to actually come out and announced in front of cameras. That's not an expectation. He has not been speaking to cameras. Cameras been very difficult to track down. I've managed to find him on the corners here in the capital but he's expected to come to the capital cameras but will issue a paper statement. Hopefully imminently all right. We'll we'll check back in with you. imminently kaitlan collins is standing by as well for for the White House Caitlyn you're at the White House. They're clearly watching. Lamar Alexander Zander closely in waiting as well as soon incredibly closely. He has been the wild card for them and they've been trying to get a read on him. They're essentially reading. The tea leaves just like everybody else. About how how. These moderate Republicans were going to vote but he is really the one who is the unknown to them now. They know he's close to McConnell. He's got that relationship. That Mani was just laying out there. But they essentially didn't didn't know where he was going to go and the president has been asking aides. How did they think he was going to vote? And they've really been unsure about it and we were speaking with people in the White House today close to the president's legal bill team they were pretty confident that Republicans were going to be able to block witnesses from being called to testify but Anderson. They have been scared to essentially be too confident here. After what happened happened on Sunday night. They'd been feeling really good about how everything was going. They thought they were going to get a really easy acquittal and then of course the New York Times reported that Story About Bolton's manuscript scripted really threw everything out the window for them and they were worried on Monday on Sunday. They were going to lose as many as ten Republicans on the witness vote now they have come a lot way a long way since then. They feel a lot more confident now. They've been going through all of these questions today. They feel good about who's been signing onto certain questions including Alexander and Murkowski ASCII. But of course they are still watching just as closely as everyone else and they truly do not know which way this is going to go so the they won't get or will the White House get a heads up about Lamar Alexander's decision or will they learn as everybody else does. They certainly do not think they are. They didn't know that he was going to announce tonight tonight that he what his decision was going to be. We actually broke that news to some White House. Officials after Monitor reported that earlier on our air that he was going to announce tonight after this question Kayla gotta go to monitor. He's got some new information I'm told motto. Yeah that's right. Our colleague Ted bear just caught up with Lamar Alexander as he was leaving the Senate he said his statement will come within the hour. He said that he has informed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of his decision and he was asked if it was a difficult decision he said he would let his statement speak for itself so he would not tip his hand in one way or the other where. It's coming down. But he made his decision he has told the majority leader. We'll see if the majority of the likes that decision or not but expect that in a matter of moments was sometime within the our and we're may make clear where he stands on this credit. We just saw we just saw the majority of the kind of slowly walk by. No indication certainly wasn't jumping up and down either way so no indication. We'll see he's playing it close to the vest no doubt so within the hour. We'll check back in with you back and also with Caitlin as well for White House reaction We have folks all over the capital back to here to our panel of joining us. Let's call Bernstein. John Dean Carl I mean it is fascinating. It all comes down right now in this next hour or two Lamar Alexander and then Lisa Murkowski. It does and he has a chance to be a real L. Hero and to exhibit some real courage because what we have seen thus far is a partisan impeachment partisan because the Republican Publican party has shown absolutely no interest in establishing the truth. Here rather what. We've seen our attempts to continue to make the issue. Joe Biden the whistle so blower everything but the conduct of the president of the United States. It's been a travesty..

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Problem. What do you do? We're joined now by Jerry Cy executive Washington editor at the Wall Street Journal, Jerry explain one of the interesting things that happened here is that the Democrats after winning back control the house in twenty eighteen have moved out very aggressively to put climate change at the top of the agenda their agenda, and they hope the country agenda and one of the ways they did that is by proposing something they've called the green new deal, which is very ambitious effort by congresswoman Alexander Cortez and Senator Ed Markey to really basically transform the entire way. The US uses energy big big goal to remake every building in America to make it more energy efficient to current a US into one hundred percent renewable energy in ten years. These very goals and one of the things that's further happened is that come under a lot of tax. But it's also made people realize that well, this is a real issue that is going to be debated. So maybe there's ought to get in the game here and propose what they consider to be less drastic measures to deal with the problem that they also think Israel, and that's what I try to write about this week Senator Lamar Alexander. I think is one of the smarter and more interesting people in congress. He's a Republican from Tennessee. And so he says, well, I agree that climate change is real. And I agree that men is contributing to it. We ought to do something about it. But the green new deal is it wildly unrealistic and not politically tenable. So let me offer things that we could do that are more in the mainstream. But that's still what have. Big impact. And so that's what he has tried to do what his plan. It's an interesting political psychology. Right. Because to so many people the proposal or ambition from a O C is so extreme that it almost seems like Senator Alexander's could be signed on tomorrow just to not have what Cossio Cortez proposed. That's true. I guess in a way what Senator Alexander told me when we talked. He said, you know, the whole green new deal was presented a kind of an irresistible opportunity for Republicans moderate Democrats to propose something less extreme. And so that's what he tried to do. And what he's done is basically taken a series of things that everybody agrees are part of the solution that put them together that includes nuclear power, which is the controversial, but less controversial on the left than it used to be expanded use of by the way, including that he includes nuclear fusion that which is somewhat controversial as well. Calls for expanded use of natural gas developing carbon capture technology that are batteries greener building in particular says the US government's role here is to double the amount of money. It spends on research into these technologies and to increase significantly. They mount them on it. It puts into research for supercomputing capabilities, which he considers to be important to developing these technologies. So he's presenting a an idea that government not doing the green energy transformation. But spurring it on in particular by using more research and saying essentially, this is a path forward that can get bipartisan support, and you know, that majority of the Senate would agree to speak with Jerry cyb executive Washington editor at the Wall Street Journal piece entitled one Republicans answer to the green new deal in its proposal from Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee is the support for nuclear power on the Republican side as appetizing to say more research dollars would be to the democratic Silje that where we find agreement here and get something like this past if it were to go that far. Increasing government research into green energy renewable energy technologies. Is in fact, a big broad bipartisan area agreement really is is that enough. And I think what you're going to find is you're gonna have a lot of people on the left a lot of progressives who will say, essentially, that's fine. But that's not nearly enough that, you know, cetera Alexander called Manhattan project kind of approach, but we need to do more than just wait for research funded by the government to produce the answers. There has to be more aggressive approach. And that's really what degree new deal is about Jerry, Jerry cyb,.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"I think that there's a political tinge to all of this. There's going to be two years of this. I hope we get something done besides investigations aimed at impacting the next election. You know, we've got two years left. We can we can ride the anger or we can try to solve some problems around here. Hope we do the matter you're on the record saying you're gonna vote to support the president's declaration of national emergency on the southern border. Not all of your Republican colleagues are on board. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander took to the Senate floor to oppose the emergency this week. He said, quote, there is no limit to the imagination of what the next left wing president could do to harm our country with this precedent. Do you not have similar concerns about the precedent? This might set. Well, I find that a specious argument. The assumption. Is that a future president who happened to be a democrat would not be smart enough or not have a staff smart enough to understand that there is a national emergencies act statute? And there are other statutes I think over one hundred of them that give the president this thority. Well, he's not using any authority that congress has already given usually using this with already is not and was not my preferred choice, but unlike some my colleagues, I don't think that the president doing this is going to end western order. The sun will come up the next morning. I do think he is probably rethinking the situation as I understand it. He has the ability without resorting to a national emergency. He can put together for one a half. Maybe five billion dollars. I've been asked repeatedly. What's the vote going to be in the Senate? I don't know. But I'll tell you this right now, I don't think the president has the votes when the straight up though to to to sustain this position. Now, if the Senate says, Mr President, you don't have the authority as the house, did I expect the president to veto it, and we'll be right back to where we are. Now. Congressman Justin moss. The only Republican in the house cosponsoring sponsoring legislation to terminate the emergency. He's coming up next. Right. He says President Trump has quote attempting attempting to circumvent our constitutional system now. Yes, the national emergency act exists, but it has never been used before as you know, to get funds for something that congress will not allocate. Funds for do you not have any concerns unconstitutional? A gain. It wasn't my preferred choice. I would have preferred to have congress do its job. Now, not all my colleagues agree with me. But I do believe that we we have a problem at the border..

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Don't think. That's what the Democrats want, sir. I have to admit both. These were were FOX's Sunday is where they came from. Why don't know what that path forward is going to look like do you Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee? I'm optimistic that the committee which just last summer in the Senate approved another one point six billion dollars for sixty five miles of physical barrier will be able to come up with a compromise. Well. I don't even think that's the conversation anymore. This whole idea of the money. You were offered this money. You got that money. You still had mother money. Didn't take you went from asking for billions to five point seven billion to now that you're happy with the one point six. I don't know what to do with this information. If you're confused you're not wrong. You're not wrong at all. So let's ask ourselves the key questions. What did Donald Trump the president of the United States get out of this shutdown and the answer? Is absolutely nothing. Because if the plan is to go well with the original plan was an essay, what's the original plan? The president he took to the Twitter box. Hello. I wish people would read or listen to my words on the border wall. This was a no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who are getting badly hurt by the shutdown with the understanding that in twenty one days if no deal is done. It's off to the races. Why why wait the Democrats have told you? They have absolutely positively no interest in a wall. They won't do it. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in re tweeting President Trump said in twenty one days. President Trump is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats. The only outstanding question is whether the Democrats want something or nothing. So now, it's a threat to negotiation. Wait a second. Why.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

05:07 min | 2 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Maybe taking place tomorrow on Thursday morning, when a three judge panel, the DC circuit is gonna Andrew Miller's appeal, his contempt citation which is basically a, you know, broad-based challenge to the validity of Moeller's appointment to the validity of investigation and a pretty powerful opportunity for the DC circuit to say, you know, all of this is legal and constitutional, and, you know, give its blessing to Muller's been doing in those circumstances. I guess, you know, my reaction is to sort of been worried about the situation, but not yet Kenneth sort of kin to, you know, take off your seat belt while dry them. But we haven't yet crashed the car on and not regard. I mean, I think it's you know, it's worth stress him that, you know, back in April, the Senate Judiciary committee passed on a bipartisan vote legislation that actually would have made it harder for. Been acting attorney general or or Senate confirmed attorney general to fire the special counsel without good cause interesting today, you know, statements from Senator Susan Collins Senator Lamar Alexander, I give him credit, but Senator Jeff flake that, you know, they're going to be watching this carefully that the, you know, the new act maternity general should not interfere with special counsel Meller flake even said, we should pray the special counsel protection Bill to vote on the floor. So all that leads me to think that like, yes, this is a moment to be wary. And yes, there are lots of reasons not to trust the relevant decision makers in this operation. But I guess, you know, I'm willing to not get anyone without so much as at least allow for the possibility that sessions was always going to be replaced after the midterms that this is the president moving expeditiously, perhaps without regard to the molar investigation. And that you know, we're all just paranoid because the president's done nothing. Over the last, you know, nine hundred twenty months to any of our trust. And I guess, you know, that's my more optimistic cautiously optimistic or at least not yet in pick. All right. So Chuck, we have an interesting thesis here from Paul that Bob Muller strategic posture toward Matt Whitaker will be to assume good faith in order to either have him behave appropriately or have him strike the first blow because that would be strategically advantageous to him. So you worked for Bob Muller. And I think I'm not sure about this. But I think you over overlapped at DOJ with Matt Whitaker when he was US attorney in Iowa and uh. So I'm just curious for your sense of like what the what the play of. Of Muller is toward this guy. Does he look at him and say, wow, he's set. All these things about me. The right move is to say to him, look, sir. I it's good to meet you. But I really think you need to recuse yourself here or does he look at him and say that's up to him to decide. My role is to assume that whoever I'm reporting to is doing their job, and I will deal with the situation that I'm impeded at that moment that I am. Let me answer the second question. I and you're right, then I did work for Bob Muller, which is was and is one of the great professional privileges of my entire life and Matt Whitaker, and I both served simultaneously as United States attorneys. He and Isla me and eastern district of Virginia. And let me let me pause you there. What do you think of him? I don't know Matt terribly. Well, and so, you know, not really inclined to travel down that path. But I will say that I have the utmost respect for about Muller and leave it at that with that. I am sort of inclined to believe that. Bob Muller is a by the book, assuming folks are gonna do their job kinda guy. And so he's not gonna walk in looking for a fight. He's going to walk in as a marine officer with a superior officer at the table and give him every courtesy that he's entitled to is going to brief him as he would brief rod Rosenstein or anyone else who was in a position supervising his investigation. That's said I think this is an important point that touches on something Paul said. And then something that's Steve said. Whatever may happen to Bob Muller. And I hope it's nothing bad. There are set effects that exist in this investigation..

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KKAT

KKAT

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on KKAT

"Health committee chairs senator lamar alexander leading the way this agreement avoids chaos and i don't know a democrat or republican who benefits from chaos democrat negotiators were led by patty murray the deal would restore costsharing payments president trump said he was eliminated that help with copays and deductibles murray admitting pressure from mr trump was a factor actions by this administration have made our work more urgent also for the democrats some restored funding to organizations that help sign up people four obamacare bob costantini the white house special counsel investigating russian meddling in the election and any trump campaign ties has spoken to former white house official sean spicer correspondent jeff zeleny wanson months ago when the president made the and to a fire the fbi director of course there are multiple versions to why he was being fires or sean spicer of course would have been privy to uh those meetings at the time but this is a one of the areas of inquiry well that that we believe that bob muller and his team of lawyers are looking at nfl team owners and athletes have met in new york today to talk about protest during the national anthem nfl commissioner roger goodell today's discussion with our players it was very productive and very important reflected i think our commitment to work together with our players on issues of social justice i would tell you that our players of men are great character they have a very deep understand any and tremendous knowledge of the issues that are going on all of our communities mixed trading today on wall street the dow jones industrial average rose forty points to a new alltime high the sp up to while the nasdaq down a fraction i'm anne cates it's like certain take in the great outdoors at night on an all new at venture capitalist today lost one million us thrillseeking investors put products to the test has a lot of joe big or joe hall figures the figures i get that would better it's ten times we'll be the judge to that big venture capitalist although tonight it i be all of you get yours ransomware is software that.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

Progressive Talk 1350 AM

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Cover under the current affordable care act rules that's four the republicans with health committee chairs senator lamar alexander leading the way this agreement avoids chaos i don't know a democrat or republican who benefits from chaos democrat negotiators were led by patty murray the deal would restore costsharing payments president trump said he was eliminating that help with copays in deductibles murray admitting pressure from mr trump was a factor actions by this administration will have made our work more urgent also for the democrats some restored funding to organizations that help sign up people four obamacare bob costantini the white house special counsel investigating russian meddling in the election and any trump campaign ties has spoken to former white house officials sean spicer kushner of course would have been privy to uh those meetings at the time but this is a one of the areas of inquiry well that a we believe that bob muller and his team of lawyers are looking at fisher of course would have been privy to uh those meetings at the time but this is a one of the areas of inquiry well that we believe that bob miller and his team of lawyers are looking at reproductive and very important reflected i think or commit meant to work together with our players on issues of social justice i would tell you that our players of men are greek character they have a very deep understanding and tremendous knowledge of the issues that are going on all of our communities mixed trading today on wall street the dow jones industrial average rose forty point it's to a new alltime high the sp up to while the nasdaq down a fraction i'm anne cates.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

The New Washington

01:46 min | 3 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

"But what about 2018 we gotta deal with that by midseptember and you're not going to think very much of me if i come up here and all i do his argue a never get a result he's a guy who wants to get something done prediced and it's that's that's not always the senate in congress these days right he seems more bothered by the notion that voters might think he's ineffectual and uninterested in getting things done then he is by the worry of i guess portraying a republican voter and in his or her ideology i would agree with alexander explains what he's up to now by saying that working together in a bipartisan way before his so that's the best way to do things how'd wendy most important and endure on things get done in washington and that's a nice thought no civil rights bill was controversial the '60s but nobody was tried to repeated after it passed because it was bipartisan so it been better to be bipartisan put it seems to me a little differences of opinion like a contradiction isn't macau death a very different message than the one we're hearing from hopkins like alexander even a couple of weeks ago yeah but i think that the truth in that statement both sides will say say this and even mitch mcconnell would say that the only way you do big legislation that alas is for both sides to do it if it's just one side does it and we're seeing it right now is just one side does it then when the other side comes to power they immediately try to undo it you have to what he's saying is that the history of the senate and the congress as if you're going to do these big things there has to be bion from both sides one so they both support it and to so they both own it you have to do it that way but it is different because this place is sort of a mess right now but like you asked him it was really smart question.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

The New Washington

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

"Then we can take the second step and tackle bigger have this isn't going to be easy at all and i'm not even sure it's possible michael because there has been no bipartisan approach on the affordable care act and first he has to get it through his committee and the committee that i chair with health education labour is committee is pretty interesting because it is diverse as rand paul the libertarian from kentucky bernie sanders elizabeth warren patty murray the senator from washington is uh the senior democrat so you got to bring those weather fight susan collins and lease murkowski or their tail so you can see that it might be difficult to do anything in the committee but we we do alive so you have to get the committee for then you have to get the senate and then if you get the senate and you have to get the house and i see that as being very very difficult there's much more resistance to any plan to prop up obamacare in the house than in the senate you know the conservative advocacy groups are going to be all over this they've already come after senator alexander they see this as an insurance company bail out and bailouts are bad politics so it's going to be a tough tough so it would seem to be a dramatic turnaround from as he as you just recalled where we were basically where the two parties wouldn't even look at each other over the subject so in is this a serious effort that alexander is yes is i think it's a serious rescue effort i do think that i don't know that he can succeed in it's nice to watch somebody tried to do this for once he has a another secret a relationship in the senate he's very close to mitch mcconnell their friends a man who if you goal though word bland.

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"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

The New Washington

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"senator lamar alexander" Discussed on The New Washington

"Let's returned to regular order we've been spending are wheels on too many important issues because mckee trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle what does alexander say about mccain speech has kind of rebuke that mccain delivers to congress because it sounds in many ways like a call for exactly what alexander is doing now i think senator alexander agrees with lot of what john mccain said that the senate not getting anything done and they need to work together i mean this is what senator lamar alexander his about i mean i heard or supreme court justice say last week couple of weekends ago somebody asked him how why people have such different views as thomas and ginsburg get along and he said we try to remember that the constitution and the institution are more important than any of our opinions and it encouraged me to do more of what i try to do any way which is to make this institution the united states senate work better i mean we've got a fractured country this is the most important issue institution for creating a consensus on tough issues like care like civil rights like elementary and secondary education and we need to function and i think most of us understand that i mean this are some very talented people here in the united states senate maybe sent out a road scholarship commit interview people they come up with a lot of people who are here but is is like a team of all americans us not winning many games and we need we need to play better lamar alexander has here i know quite a folksy lexicon yes.

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