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"senator lott" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Highway overpasses and homes, the national near unanimous consensus about what we needed to do in response to this, the levels of enlistment in our military that went up dramatically. You compare that, frankly, to the response to Covid, which was a nationwide Um, pandemic of the likes we have not seen in 100 years and how attitudes toward the pandemic and the response to the pandemic have become a matter of partisanship. I do worry that if there were another large scale terrorist attack on our nation, our government would have An inability to effectively respond in a manner that requires a lot of bipartisanship from our Congress and in our executive branch. I I'm very concerned about that. Jay Johnson from Homeland Security secretary. What do you think about that doesn't doesn't make a difference that our politics are now so divided. And if it does, if it's a dangerous thing, As Jay Johnson just said, What do we? What do we do about it? Um, I think it makes a big difference, of course. At right now I'm uh, group of foundations. Uh, asked me to lead an effort to plan a national covid Commission man I've been in. There have been some publicity about this, including editorial in The Washington Post today, praising this effort. And we've been working for months now, with a large national group of experts from every walk of life. Um, to work on a national commission to deeply investigate what happened in this pandemic and learn lessons inspired in part by the example of how the government came together to do this after 9 11. Um right now, um, there's almost no chance that are built to establish such a commission can pass. The comments talked to members in both parties, the bills that have been proposed to do this or not getting any traction any of the House or the Senate. For because of the politics of the two party caucuses and the way that the commissioners would be appointed by the congressional leaders. Um, is unsatisfactory to both parties right now, um, so Congress probably won't do it. The president doesn't want to do it right now. The best chance for such a commission, to be created now will have to be if private foundations will sponsor an independent commission that perhaps congressional committees or administration can facilitate and support. But I'm good. I'm giving this as an example, because if you look back on 9 11 1 of the success stories And in this period of depressing failing news. We should think about a few success stories that I've 11 commissioners the success story in a world the country came together after a national trauma created a short lived federal agency to understand what happened and why, and delivering authoritative report, which it did with the help of a lot of people. Including the two senators, your featured today Uh, that report then did a lot of useful, constructive things to help make the country stronger, safer and wise. So that's an example of what can happen when people work together. What we are the test them is can we do the same thing coming out of this pandemic crisis, which is the worst crisis perhaps the country has suffered since 1945. And right now it's not clear we're going to pass that same sort of test. I hope we can. But that I think is a concrete example. Susan of why divided government makes a difference fills L'Echo, former executive director of 9 11 Commission. Alright, well, look, I know we all hope you great success in your effort to, uh, passionate response and better understanding of this covid pandemic. I want to thank Philips L'Echo and Jay Johnson for joining us with this conversation, and I want to give back to our two senators and give them just a moment to offer any final thoughts that might have Senator Daschle. Do you want to go first year? Susan Let me just say how much I have appreciated the opportunity to Be a part of this discussion. I've been so impressed with the eloquence of our of our special guests today. I think I think we all agree that sadly, our nation is lost the remarkable unity that we felt on 9 11. We've all described it in various ways and My hope is that somehow some way our leaders and our citizenry for that matter can find it in themselves to replicate that patriotism and the courage of the first responders and the medical staff and And then so many of the volunteers in the aftermath of 9 11 to restore the civility and the tolerance that our national unity so desperately requires, And it's really why the vpc exists. And in some ways why the organization now maybe more important than ever, So I hope we keep doing these kinds of things. And thanks so much to you, especially for your efforts and making this such a success. Prudential. Thank you, Senator Senator live to the final spot for three things. First of all, what goes around comes around when we worked to try to help New York City after 9 11. A lot of senators, and a lot of people appreciated it. Then when My state and Louisiana were hit by Hurricane Katrina Senator Thad Cochran. I was trying to get some funds for Mississippi's recovery and it was very close. I was losing some conservative Republicans because it was costly. But I was able to get Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. And when the boat was over, Hillary was leaving the chamber and I reached out and touched her own arm and said, Thank you for your vote Hillary. She turned around and looked at me and she said you helped us after 9 11 and off she went My message is this too shall pass. The last couple of years have been tough, You know, depend Emmick and terrorism and the lack of partisanship Bipartisanship. But it can. It can change. There's some basic things that need to occur. Tom Daschle says that the biggest problem Washington was airplane because everybody wants to know what time can I leave Thursday night and a little more time on the job would help. But they're going to be some men and some women that are going to step up and this government and in the Congress and say we're going to get this job done. I hope it's soon All right, Senator Lott. Thanks very much. And then we turn this back now to Steve Scully Page for your insightful and always thought without questions. Thank you for adding your expertise to this really important conversation. We appreciate it and good luck with your next project, including Barbara Walters Biography I want to thank fills L'Echo, who's been joining us from University of Virginia. And, of course, Secretary Jeh Johnson. I would be remiss if I didn't point out crisis point. The book by Senators Mark and National on what happened, so there's a plug for the book Senator Daschle and Senator Lott and a reminder that you can follow all of the coverage on the BBC website at bipartisan policy dot.
"senator lott" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Due to similar demographic changes. Yeah i mean. There are some trends in georgia You look at arizona. Even parts of texas there are trends clearly that republicans do need to be concerned with that demographic in nature that a driving the kinds of changes that may make it more difficult for republicans to assemble the kind of coalition. They need to win. Electorally that having been said you also saw hints of a multiracial coalition developing. That's right of center as well in places like miami dade county and certainly parts of arizona. Parts of of south west texas. Oh there are these really kind of interesting confusing in some ways. Messages about the kinds of coalitions that were built and the types of outcomes. We saw him this election. And what it means. I think going forward. The republican party does have to be committed to a few things. First of all it's got to be committed to being a movement that can articulate what it's four that's beyond just the the machinations and thoughts of a single person. I think when you associate when a party becomes so closely associated with one figure when that figure is so divisive and troubling as we've seen that creates a very difficult dynamic. We talked about georgia. What was clear. Was you're right. Republican turnout wasn't bad it wasn't as good as it could have been. It wasn't as good as it was in the presidential election. And maybe we shouldn't have expected that but what was clear was that donald trump did drive turnout to a certain degree for himself and so the question is. How does the republican party become viable as a party. That is not just the party of one man or the party of one man's policies but more than that a movement that stands for the kinds of things that people can readily identify. And i think the republican party's gonna have to spend some time thinking through what those things are. Is it the traditional party of markets an opportunity and personal freedom strong national defense or is it a party that some of that with some populism mixed and i think that debate is going to be an interesting one. That will play out over these next several months and years atta the the senate will be divided. Fifty-fifty once the new senators from georgia and the new senator from california to replace kamala harris are are seated. What does that mean in terms of. How the senate will operate. I know this happened. Twenty years ago we had an election that produced a fifty fifty cents. So they'll they'll be democrats have controlled by virtue vice president breaking ties. But there'll be some sort of power-sharing yes they they've started negotiating this. We've been reporting a lot about kind of what it was like. The last time this happened was with us. Senator lott and senator daschle a longtime ago of different era of politics. It took them. I think about a couple of weeks to negotiate that deal. I think that is the baseline for where senator chuck schumer will start the negotiations But they're going to have to come to an agreement about a for example in the in the last time this happened was when if you were a committee and if it was deadlocked you know fifty fifty that then they would take a bill to the senate floor which was obviously typically The party in charge would would win So i think there's going to be a lot of negotiations going back and forth and there's going to be a lot of pressure particularly on a schumer round the filibuster You know. I think he's going to be hesitant to make any dramatic moves. But i i think democrats are. It is not lost on them. How senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell has run the floor for the last six years and there will be sore feelings about that particularly around judges and and other things so I think you'll see some some democrats looking for retribution. On on that and from republicans have kind of how they hand before the last several years anna palmer. I wanna thank you so much for for joining us. And i want to congratulate you by the way on the launch of punchbowl news for listeners. Who don't follow it. Anna for for a number of years as written with her colleague. Sherman political playbook she and jake and john bresnahan of now broken off with for this new venture. Yes absolutely you can sign up at punchbowl news. Thank you. I appreciate it. Thanks bill what does this mean for a progressive agenda. I mean you can look at some of the people who are going to become Committee chairs because of this outcome in georgia bernie sanders will run the budget committee. Ron wyden will run the finance committee which writes tax laws. Sherrod brown will run the banking committee. These are these are big gets for progressives at the same time anything they're going to get through the senate and through those committees Of the with them being evenly divided. You're going to need to hold onto the most moderate members of the democratic caucus. Or you're gonna need to pick up moderate republicans to support your agenda. So what does it. What does it mean for bernie sanders to try to budget. This likely to need the vote of every democrat in the senate. What does this mean for the tug of war between progressives and moderates in the party. Yeah i think this opens up a more discussion and debate. An and probably a lot of attention i would imagine within the caucus right for the reasons that you lay out josh and that anna talked about a. I mean there's no question that this nabil's a fifty fifty senate enables a lot more governing to happen. In comparison to a scenario where mcconnell is blocking everything so that i think is hugely positive specially because we have some rapid urgent needs on relief recovery on the vaccine and on democracy reform but the the key in terms of. What's in the bills. I think it will come down to negotiation. About what is senator mentioned willing to sign onto what what are some of the more conservative members of the caucus willing to sign onto. I think this is one area. Where the biden. Administration's careful approach on appointments. I think signals some how they might approach the congress. Now right were you know we. We've seen this sort of balancing act of Kind of bringing some new progressive ideas and some new progressive voices but also trying to bring along the rest of the party and the rest of the country as well. I imagine that's how how things will proceed but the other thing i'll just say to is Our political and policy conversation has changed a lot over the last ten fifteen twenty even over the last Four years right. So you know. It's now i think pretty widely believed among the caucus that we need some kind of major democracy reform that we need something to deal with our inequality crisis that we obviously need something to happen quickly on the on the cova crisis and so i think some of the tensions that we saw in the past might actually go somewhat more smoothly In the sense that there's a lot more agreement on some basic new ideas and so then what does that mean for. Republicans in the senate That it's likely even though democrats have have this bare majority. They're still going to need to be a lot of bipartisan work. To the extent that the filibuster is kept for legislation than there are going to be certain things that need sixty votes to get through and while democrats could get rid of the filibuster with a simple majority. It's not clear that they have agreement among all fifty members of their caucus in in order to do that So what is what does it look like for. Republicans to negotiate here or should democrats be right to fear that you're going to see sort of a legislative blockade and that biden's going to have to find ways either to do things once a year the budget process which is a legislative process that allows you to move through the senate with just a bare majority And then through appointments and executive actions or are there big opportunities for for legislative negotiation here. Yeah i'm actually relatively optimistic. That moderates on both sides of the aisle of the ones who are going to be boosted. And i think history demonstrates the degree to which moderates can exert a tremendous amount of influence even when the margins is narrow. I mean you look back to the debate of the affordable care act in twenty ten. Really what got that. Piece of legislation across the finish line was moderates. Now it's were were the ones in the in the driver seat there because of the nature of the margin but given where we are now. I do think you're going to see some moderates In the republican party boosted. And i do think that their instinct their natural proclivity is going to be to try and work a with biden and with democrats to try and get a few things done. So people like the for mentioned mitt. Romney You know. Susan collins of maine who won re election lisa murkowski of alaska even rob portman of ohio. Bill cassidy of louisiana. I mean this was the group after all that broke the logjam on covid nineteen relief legislation..
"senator lott" Discussed on KCRW
"Out of the Senate will be divided 50 50 once the new senators from Georgia and the new senator from California to replace Kamila Harris, or are seated. What does that mean, in terms of how the Senate will operate? I know this happened 20 years ago, we had an election that produced a 50 50 Senate. So though they'll be Democrats have controlled by virtue of the vice president breaking ties, but they'll be some sort of power sharing. Yes, they have not started negotiating this. We've been reporting a lot about kind of what it was like that. The last time this happened was with Senator Lott and Senator Daschle a long time ago, a different era of politics. It took them. I think about a couple weeks to negotiate that deal. I think that is the baseline for where Senator Chuck Schumer will start the negotiations, but they're gonna have to come to an agreement about everything. For example, you know, in the last time this happened was when if you were to committee and if it was deadlocks, you know 50 50. But then they would take the bill to the Senate floor. Which would obviously typically, the party in charge would would win s O. I think there's gonna be a lot of Associations going back and forth. I think there's gonna be a lot of pressure, particularly on Schumer around the filibuster. Um, you know, I think he's gonna be hesitant to make any really dramatic moves. But I think Democrats are it is not lost on them. How Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has run the floor for the last six years. And there will be. There's a lot of sore feelings about that, particularly around judges and other things. So I think you'll see some some Democrats looking for retribution on that. And from Republicans and kind of how they handled the floor of the last several years and Palmer I want to thank you so much for joining us, and I want to congratulate you, by the way on the launch of Punch Bowl news. Thank you. And I appreciate it. Thanks. Mr. Bill. What does this mean for progressive agenda? I mean, you can look at some of the people who are going to become committee chairs. Because of this outcome in Georgia. Bernie Sanders will run the budget committee Ron Wyden will run the Finance Committee, which rights tax laws Sherrod Brown will run the banking committee These air these air big gets for progressives. At the same time, anything they're going to get through the Senate and through those committees, if with them being evenly divided, you're going to need to hold on to the most moderate members of the Democratic caucus, or you're gonna need to pick up moderate Republicans to support your agenda. So what is it? What does it mean for Bernie Sanders to try to write a budget That's likely to need the vote of every Democrat in the Senate. What does this mean for the tug of war between progressives and moderates in the party? Yeah, I think this opens up. Ah, lot more discussion and debate and and and probably a lot of tension I would imagine within the caucus right for the reasons that you lay out Josh and that Anna talked about, um, I mean, there's no question that this enables a 50 50 Senate enables a lot more governing to happen in comparison to a scenario where McConnell is blocking everything. So that I think is hugely positive, especially because we have some rapid urgent needs on relief recovery on the vaccine on democracy reform, But the key in terms of what's in the bills, right? I think it will come down to a negotiation about you know, what is senator mentioned willing to sign on to what you know what are some of the more conservative members of the caucus? Willing to sign onto. I think this is one area where the Biden administration's careful approach on appointments, I think signals some of how they might approach the Congress now, right where we've seen this sort of balancing act of, uh uh, kind of bringing some new progressive ideas and some new progressive voices, but also trying to bring along the rest of the party and the rest of the country as well. I imagine that's how things will proceed. But the other thing I'll just say two is Our political and policy conversation has changed a lot over the last 10 15 20 years, even over the last four years, right, So you know it's now I think pretty widely believed among the caucus that we need some kind of major democracy reform that we need something to deal with our inequality crisis. That we obviously need something to happen quickly on the covert crisis. And so I think some of the tensions that we saw in the past might actually go somewhat more smoothly in the sense that you know there's a lot more agreement on some basic new ideas and so long he was. Then what does that mean for Republicans in this Senate? It's likely even though Democrats have have this bare majority there's still going to need to be a lot of bipartisan worked to the extent that the filibuster is kept for legislation. And they're going to be certain things that need 60 votes to get through on dwell Democrats could get rid of the filibuster with a simple majority. It's not clear that they have agreement among all 50 members of their caucus in order to do that. Um, So what is you? What does it look like for Republicans to negotiate here? Or should Democrats be right to fear that you're going to see sort of a legislative blockade and that Biden's going to have to find ways either to do things once a year through the budget reconciliation process, which is the legislative process. Allows you to move through the Senate with just a bare majority on then through appointments and executive actions, or are there bigger opportunities for for legislative negotiation here? Yeah, I'm actually relatively optimistic that moderates on both sides of the aisle of the ones who are going to be boosted. And I think history demonstrates the degree to which moderates can exert a tremendous amount of influence. Even when the margins aren't his narrow. I mean, you look back to the debate of the affordable care act in 2010. Really? What got that piece of legislation across the finish line was moderates now Democratic moderates were were the ones in the driver's seat there because of the nature of the.
"senator lott" Discussed on KCRW
"Out of the Senate will be divided 50 50 once the new senators from Georgia and the new senator from California to replace Kamila Harris, or are seated. What does that mean, in terms of how the Senate will operate? I know this happened 20 years ago, we had an election that produced a 50 50 Senate. So though they'll be Democrats have controlled by virtue of the vice president breaking ties, but they'll be some sort of power sharing. Yes, they have not started negotiating this. We've been reporting a lot about kind of what it was like that. The last time this happened was with Senator Lott and Senator Daschle a long time ago, a different era of politics. It took them. I think about a couple weeks to negotiate that deal. I think that is the baseline for where Senator Chuck Schumer will start the negotiations, but they're gonna have to come to an agreement about everything. For example, you know, in the last time this happened was when if you are the committee and if it was deadlocks, you know 50 50. But then they would take the bill to the Senate floor. Which would obviously typically, the party in charge would would win s. So I think there's gonna be a lot of Associations going back and forth. I think there's gonna be a lot of pressure, particularly on Schumer around the filibuster. Um, you know, I think he's gonna be hesitant to make any really dramatic moves. But I think Democrats are it is not lost on them. How Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has run the floor for the last six years. And there will be. There's a lot of sore feelings about that, particularly around judges and other things. So I think you'll see some some Democrats looking for retribution on that. And from Republicans and kind of how they handled the floor of the last several years and a Palmer I want to thank you so much for joining us, and I want to congratulate you, by the way on the launch of Punch Bowl news. Thank you. And I appreciate it. Thanks. Mr. Bill. What does this mean for progressive agenda? I mean, you can look at some of the people who are going to become committee chairs. Because of this outcome in Georgia. Bernie Sanders will run the budget committee Ron Wyden will run the Finance Committee, which rights tax laws Sherrod Brown will run the banking committee These air these air big gets for progressives. At the same time, anything they're going to get through the Senate and through those committees, if with them being evenly divided, you're going to need to hold on to the most moderate members of the Democratic caucus, or you're gonna need to pick up moderate Republicans to support your agenda. So what is it? What does it mean for Bernie Sanders to try to write a budget That's likely to need the vote of every Democrat in the Senate. What does this mean for the tug of war between progressives and moderates in the party? Yeah, I think this opens up. Ah, lot more discussion and debate and and and probably a lot of tension I would imagine within the caucus right for the reasons that you lay out Josh and that Anna talked about. I mean, there's no question that this enables a 50 50 Senate enables a lot more governing to happen in comparison to a scenario where McConnell is blocking everything. So that I think is hugely positive, especially because we have some rapid urgent needs on relief recovery on the vaccine on democracy reform, But the key in terms of what's in the bills, right? I think it will come down to a negotiation about you know, what is senator mentioned willing to sign on to what you know what are some of the more conservative members of the caucus? Willing to sign onto. I think this is one area where the Biden administration's careful approach on appointments, I think signals some of how they might approach the Congress now, right where we've seen this sort of balancing act of, uh uh, kind of bringing some new progressive ideas and some new progressive voices, but also trying to bring along the rest of the party and the rest of the country as well. I imagine that's how things will proceed. But the other thing I'll just say two is Our political and policy conversation has changed a lot over the last 10 15 20 years, even over the last four years, right, So you know it's now I think pretty widely believed among the caucus that we need some kind of major democracy reform that we need something to deal with our inequality crisis. That we obviously need something to happen quickly on the covert crisis. And so I think some of the tensions that we saw in the past might actually go somewhat more smoothly in the sense that you know there's a lot more agreement on some basic new ideas and so long he was. Then what does that mean for Republicans in this Senate? It's likely even though Democrats have have this bare majority They're still going to need to be a lot of bipartisan worked. To the extent that the filibuster is kept for legislation, then they're going to be certain things that need 60 votes to get through on dwell Democrats could get rid of the filibuster with a simple majority. It's not clear that they have agreement among all 50 members of their caucus in order to do that. Um, So what is you? What does it look like for Republicans to negotiate here? Or should Democrats be right to fear that you're going to see sort of a legislative blockade and that Biden's going to have to find ways either to do things once a year through the budget reconciliation process, which is the legislative process. Allows you to move through the Senate with just a bare majority on then through appointments and executive actions, or are there bigger opportunities for for legislative negotiation here? Yeah, I'm actually relatively optimistic that moderates on both sides of the aisle of the ones who are going to be boosted. And I think history demonstrates the degree to which moderates can exert a tremendous amount of influence. Even when the margins aren't his narrow. I mean, you look back to the debate of the affordable care act in 2010. Really? What got that piece of legislation across the finish line was moderates now Democratic moderates were were the ones in the driver's seat there because of the nature of the.
"senator lott" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It's going to be tight. It's gonna be close and if they're gonna having done Going to have to find ways to work together, trust each other, communicate more and ensure that there's some degree of consistency with regard to relationships. Within the administration and Congress itself. I thought from time to time, but you working with Senator Lott and getting some things don't even though you had very different points of view. No question about it. I I wonder. How much of this is structural? That is to say, we just has so much partisanship baked in May because of the primaries become. It's a jury man during all those things and how much of it's personal because we do have in Joe Biden, the president elect somebody who spent an awful long time up there in the Senate, and by all accounts could get things done across the aisle. It's some of both. I think social media and then just the enormous pressure people on both sides of the aisle field from their bases these days are huge factors. Huge. But I think it's also personal. You know if I I've actually advised former presidents presidents when I was there toe to invite us down vital leadership down once a week Tuesday morning Ondo talk about what you can accomplish together that week. I would hope that the two leaders in both the House and the Senate would have joint caucuses from time to time so that they can Try to socialize a little bit more do kinds of those kinds of things. I'd love to see the president bite the leadership up to Camp David at the beginning of these years, and I'm gonna write the state of the Union message, But I'd love to have your input on what you think ought to be accomplished from a bipartisan purpose. And that will be the first thing I talk about my state of the union. Those of the personal things that And build on the chemistry that you already has, thanks to Daschle Group's CEO Tom Daschle. Coming up what President elected by this foreign policy agenda looks like when he takes office on January 20th. I talk about it with former.
"senator lott" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
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I'm Charlie Paella. Thats a Bloomberg business Flash. Thanks so much. Charlie Pellet. This is balance of power on Bloomberg Radio. I'm David Weston. Some went into the 2020 election full of trepidation. Record turnout was expected, but people were fearful of going to polling places because of the pandemic. States expanded their use of mail in balance and warnings of fraud and corruption came fast and furious, including from the president of the United States himself. Now that it's over how much of those worries proved justified? Welcome. Now the former majority leader of the Senate Tom Daschle, he leads. The Daschle group is also co founder of the bipartisan Policy Center. So thank you so much Senator for being with us, you know, follow this very closely. What's your evaluation of how we did how democracy did on November? 3rd? David. I think we ought to feel very good about how democracy did. The system worked in spite of the pressures in spite of the misinformation, in spite of all of the problems we had with Kobe this year and the need to mail in ballots and vote early. The system worked. I think we ought to be very proud. I think I think the thing that especially I'm especially grateful for our all the volunteers that thousands of thousands of volunteers Who came and worked on Election Day and following election day with all the recounts to make sure that it worked to them, especially well, a deep debt of gratitude. Isn't that the truth? I watched all that video of various people across the country, Michigan other place working well into the night. A lot of volunteers. 90 game paid for it, even getting heckled to some extent, And yet they just disappeared. They just did their job because it was the right thing to do. Well, they did, and I wouldn't live in it just to volunteers. Although they get a lot of the credit I There are a lot of elected officials at the state level secretaries of state and others who was stood enormous pressure, sometimes within their own party. To do the right thing. And you don't respect for the rule of law is one of the pillars of our Democratic republic. And I thought, I thought we saw enormous respect for the rule of law. Among the voters and certainly among them many of these elected officials. What lessons if any, did you take away from election that might inform the next one? Are there things we learned that we could do better? It's a great question, and I think there are I think it may be too early to come up with a complete evaluation. One of the things we're going to be prepared for the Covic of the future by ensuring that the boats when they come in, get counted, so we don't have these long delays post election That's one thing that I think makes a great deal of sense. I do think we're going to see a lot more mail in voting and voting ahead of Ah ahead of the election. We need to develop the infrastructure to accommodate that, in a more successful in routine way. Um, those are the kinds of things I think that could make a big difference. But there's probably a long list. Let's turn to your old shop. The United States Senate Azzawi look forward. We obviously have Big question left in Georgia with to run off elections. We don't know whether we'll have Republican majority or a split, which would be with the Thai broken by the new vice president, Kamila Harris. But are we learning anything right now? As we look at this negotiator stimulus that maybe we can get together because it strikes me that Was a bipartisan group of senators. Senators that most note who came up with a proposal is sort of get something done this year. Where there is some hope. I was really pleased with that kind of effort of Republicans and Democrats working together. We haven't seen that kind of cooperation and some time it was necessary. We've got to get a covert bill before the end of the year. And I think they did exactly the right thing. Hopefully, that's an indication of what may come next in the next Congress in 117. Congress trance locked and I had to work through the 1st 50 50 Senate in 2000, and it wasn't easy, but that may be requiring again, regardless whether it's 50 50 or 51 49. It's going to be tight. It's gonna be close. And if we're gonna having done they're gonna have to find ways to work together, Trust each other, communicate more and ensure that there's some degree of Consistency with regard to relationships within the administration and Congress itself. I thought from time talk about you working with Senator Lott and getting some things don't even though you had very different points of view. Note question about it. I wonder How much of this is structural? That is to say, we just has so much partisanship baked in May because of the primaries because it's a jury man during all those things and how much of it's personal because we do have in Joe Biden, the president elect somebody who spent an awful long time up there in the Senate. And by all accounts could get things done across the aisle. Some both. I think social media and then just the enormous pressure.
"senator lott" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"At least one more rally for president trump. I'm joe chiro fox news. President trump is set to hold an outdoor rally tonight in valdosta georgia campaigning for republican senate runoff candidates kelly leffler and david purdue crowns already lining up. I'm who have been here than seven o'clock this morning waiting to hear and see what the president has to say and his first rally since the election last month at this rally tonight is very important. New incumbent senator lott ler and purdue who are banking on the president to energize his base that come out and support them and those january fifth runoff elections functions charles watson in another defeat for the trump campaign and georgia federal appeals court has rejected a bid by conservative lawyer. Lynnwood to block president-elect biden's victory in that state in the ruling the judge left procedures in place that will make it easier for voters in january to cast ballots in the runoff election. President elect joe biden this weekend working with advisors on the transition. The vaccine is top of mind. How to distribute that vaccine. He's going to be talking about some of those cabinet positions such as the attorney general the defense secretary and the health and human services secretary all of those are important cabinet positions especially health and human services because that is going to dictate how that vaccine will go to millions of americans vices. David sponge the first race of the winter. Season is bringing rain. Wind and snow to the northeast several inches of snow already. Fallen in the higher terrain and new england and forecasters say up to eighteen. Inches or more of snow could fall in some areas. The combination of heavy snow and strong winds is expected to lead to treacherous travel conditions and the potential for tree damage and power outages. America is.
"senator lott" Discussed on WTOP
"$99. For traffic and weather together on the eight to return a returner of traffic center. All right, If you're traveling over in Arlington County, they've apparently got a structure fire they're working with and that as the results going close Columbia Pike in both directions. Between South Din, Witty street and South Green Briar Street As a result of heavy response out there again, Arlington County Police will be on scene directing traffic around the closures. So just be aware give yourself some extra time. If you have to commit to that area in Arlington, now on 66 Eastern, westbound approaching route 1, 23 and Fairfax and maybe getting ready to do some utility work. In other words, they're gonna be stretching some wires. Across the interstate, so they're doing a slow roll where they'll stop traffic. Get the wire across that the interstate, then reopen lanes again. But again, just be careful there is going to slowly bring 60 60, Stan Weston 1 23 20 complete stop as a result of the utility work Now further west on 66 years you addressed to 29 Senator Lott toward the rest area, Manassas. Single file left by the work zone on the Beltway in Virginia. Pretty quiet between Alexandria and MacLean as of late Maryland Valley intern Absolute between exit 11 root for Pennsylvania Avenue next nine. The exit for joint base, Andrews. Two right lanes. Kitsch bother work Sounds in each direction. Rich 100 of you terribly traffic, which thank you. Now, let's get your storm team for a four day forecast with NBC for Samara. Theodore. Good evening. Good evening. We're looking at a chilly night with Some isolated showers..
"senator lott" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Week started with a hurricane that wasn't and right now we have Erica with your top trending stories. Hey, Erica. Hey, Brian. Another thing That's not going to be exactly the same as usual Elvis week being modified because of the Corona virus outbreak. Graceland officials say they're eliminating any potential high risk activity that includes live performances, Group parties, autograph signings and meets and greets attendants limited for the remaining events, which includes the candlelight vigil due to social distancing Elvis week gets under way tomorrow and runs through the 43rd anniversary of the King's death. That was on August 16th. Well, you might say it's all shook up. That's right. It's getting all shook up. Singing. Oh, you're a ballplayer. That's what I like. You'll go for it now. So is the next person here. There are very few people that exit port of politics and I missed this happens to be one of them won. The really good guys are former Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez. Can Terra How you doing, Carlos? I'm good, Brian. Good to talk to you. Yeah, Likewise. And I wanted some perspective from you. We have had What appears to be in an escalation of tensions between our former governor who, of course you worked under and our current governor, Ron De Santis, and this really is centering around the connect system, the unemployment system and who's at fault. You are part of that Scott administration. You have some insight into this process. I'm curious to get your thoughts. Sure, sure. Well, first, let me say that. It's a real shame to hear about the changes. Elvis Week. That's that's We don't know that the contract for that system was was was done before I became governor. If you recall my client at the very end of his first term, and I do recall there was there was a dustup with Senator Lott Gala the then senator lab, Alan, the then CEO secretary. Just Pinocchio and, um Got no, definitely. It was done under Scott's term. And you know, I think want attendance has been doing a good job, and he Definitely I didn't bargain for the type of thing he's encountered in his first his first term. So I'm curious, too. You know, I got to get the lay of the land. You know if you go all the way back, we actually had that contract The delight consulting deal, which is in the news again, which is a whole other question about a new deal. But eso delight Consulting was picked actually by Governor Charlie Crist, and it ultimately was completed under Rick Scott in the early going of his administration. What Governor? Santa's has now said is well, maybe you didn't start it, but you ultimately ended up paying for it. Do you think that errors were made by Governor Scott? To follow through with the payment of the Connexus what there have even been an option at that point since the contract was initiated previously by Charlie Crist. Well, you know it. We were talking about the construction of ah of a building that the contract was signed during the Chris administration, but it was built during the Scott administration during the building of the building. There are certain things that can be addressed. And when it's finally completed that responsibility of the structure that is actually in place really fallen to the one who was in charge at the time, So you know there is something there is something there and it can't be ignored in it can't be dismissed. We take a look at where we are with the pandemic you mentioned you. Ah feel as though the governor has been doing a pretty good job obviously has come under a lot of criticism for the handling of the pandemic. What? What are your thoughts about his handling up? It specifically. I think he's done a good job. You know the book on how to handle this thing is being written. Now. There was no manual on how to do this. I mean, yeah, there were. There were guidelines. CDC guidelines and World Health Organization guidelines on how to deal with Viruses, but as it relates to A virus breaking out in a free country like the United States of America. There really was no precedent for this, especially in the time social media, 24 hour news cycles and I think all things being equal. I think the governor to sanity has done an admirable job. I'm sure that his political opponents are going to find anything to criticize, but that could be said for Democratic governors in other states. On how they've handled the response to the pandemic, so you know It's very easy to armchair quarterback decisions, and it's very easy to criticize when you're on the sideline. But when you're in the trenches and you're actually having to make the decisions and you're relying on the The information that you have your disposal. Um, knowing all that. I think that the governor to sanity has done a good job Speaking to our former lieutenant Governor, Carlos Lopez, can Tara we have under a minute, but I wanted to ask you real quick. What's on your radar for four days, August 18th primaries. Well, if you look at that speed ballot returns, it looks like there's a healthy amount of people voting B A A. B. Uh, I would like to see more Republicans turning in their ballot, but I did see a pole. That was done. I think it was by the University of Florida that said that there is still a large number of people who intend on either returning their ballots are actually going and voting in person. Look, anyway, that people want to go vote. Uh, I just hope that they go vote and, frankly, you know, if they're going to go in person take appropriate precautions. I'm sure each individual counties taking their precautions. But the most important thing at the end of the day is that people get out and vote because it's really important for the elect and to what positions that they get elected to Good hearing from you talking with you. Let's do it again soon. I'd like that, Brian. Thank you. Carlos Lopez can tear a be right back with, say, Senator Manny Diaz Jr Next, Brian much show NewsRadio 6 10 W world of unpredictable events.
"senator lott" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Chuck Schumer did was to incite violence against sitting Supreme Court justices he was immediately condemned even by liberals like Laurence tribe professor of law at Harvard but they called it a mistake it's far more grave than a mistake it was a threat against individual judges who live with such threats daily I know some of these judges and justices I know what they live within the mail I know the nutters who attacked them what Schumer did was an attack on the judiciary it's an incitement to violence it was a debacle that terrible day for the country this is not my new position with me but I do remember that senator Lott in two thousand and two was obliged to resign his Senate Republican leader after what NPR call two weeks of controversy over racially divisive remarks he had been in coherent time out strong Thurman I don't think there will be two three to two weeks of controversy over the threat that Chuck Schumer made to two Supreme Court justices but there should be a Chief Justice Roberts was very quick and issued this statement quote justices know that criticism comes with the territory but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of the government are not only inappropriate they are dangerous he also added all members of the court will continue to do their job without fear or favour from whatever quarter no I got a record here I defended Chief Justice Roberts against conservative critics twenty up hello bomb a care I defended judge Kerry all what I thought president trump then candidate trump attracted to men appropriately I backed up the Chief Justice way blow back against president trump's condemnation of Obama judges but Chuck Schumer went way beyond any of that stuff he threatened with death that's what he did you will reap the whirlwind you will pay the price everybody knows what he meant shame shame shame on him and on every Democrat Joe Biden should be out denouncing him today Bernie Sanders should be out there helping today the other big story today of course remains coronavirus and the the the patient count worldwide is getting close to a hundred thousand China only has a hundred thirty nine new infections but worldwide there are ninety five thousand six hundred and fifty seven three thousand three hundred and three deaths there been fifty three thousand four and fifty fiber coverage most people recover city California declared emergency they got a cruise ship I slated office San Francisco another person died in Washington state remains the case only one personages coronavirus it is not the killer that nineteen eighteen nineteen twenty was wash your hands it's not going to cripple the economy we look I had at the at the markets overseas they're doing well but future the United States not so great who knows what they'll be at the end of the day I don't know Endurant Todd dot com no triple a triple eleven seventy two the best mortgage lenders in America Sierra Pacific mortgage they're looking out I didn't believe it was possible eight point nine nine percent ten year bond which means interest rates are extraordinary go refinance your house today now let me tell you about caller day manually because I do on the beltway people listen to me driving and all the legislators their staff members the lobbyists once here I like them to know who's listening to talk radio not just on the show but in every show and so I zipped through calls I want your first name the city you live and how old are you what do you do are you a parent if so what ages are your kids why do you listen to talk quite generally talk radio generally what do you listen to you you know it shout it educates them let's start in Minnesota Chad Chad go ahead where you calling from what do you your phone okay try that again how are you today sorry buddy that one's got a I don't know how to drop that call something wrong with this phone that doesn't draw your phone buddy Warren in Tampa Florida what it good you got to be quick well.
"senator lott" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"It but I would just put the gun violence thing cut number six the only one that ever got it done national I beat the NRA twice about assault weapons bans on magazines that could not hold more than ten rounds in them I got the nominated except we had a thing called election with hanging chads in Florida and it was not re authorized in addition to that I passed the Brady bill with waiting periods I let that fight but my friend to my right another seven fact also gave in to the gun manufacturers absolute immunity imagine if I stood here and said we'd give immunity drug companies will give immunity tobacco companies that is cause carnage on our streets a hundred and fifty million people have been killed since two thousand seven when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from all right now stop but there are a hundred and fifty Hey you went away so what but failure to take face call all discrete random here and and they're all on screen just give me someone's reaction put anybody up there our customers are all trying to get through in Winchester mark tell me what you think Marco one hi Sir I have been seeing them like Bloomberg style all right employment and TV from Amy called Afshar London was back in her now you're all kinds of money well she's out of it I mean she did not win she actually dropped an F. bomb on stage I can't play yet because I. G. pie in the FCC would find me I don't know how they get away with that but she she lost that she knows she's lost that she's running for twenty twenty four Cheryl in Chicago what do you think Cheryl I don't think they understand debate role and I think it would be good if the whole what allow the room to be state it up front so this is your ship will be able to hear the role and understand when people that follow that great with that sure there should be one moderator the only way to keep controls one moderator who says by the way okay any cover charge then you go mayor Pete and then you go Joe Biden you got that's how you do it Bob in Minneapolis any public Chargers senator Lott for the charity who won last night when you when you say someone is playing at the top of their game it usually means they never played better or it could mean this is good is there ever going to get Jody link at the top of his game and that's a good that's as good as he's ever gonna get it was awful hundred and fifty million people dead the north Korean in coherence three answers in a row which had maybe by tomorrow we'll get back back to back to back that created complete in coherence on China call G. agent thing a thug when he said he would insist on being loud and insistent Justin says that he thought he would get the Beijing so I could work with North Korea it was like a series of disconnected gas for attention while he was out of sight.
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"All your friends post so annoying go to students America dot com to subscribe more high school students do in court today good morning I'm Jacquelyn Scott in the Katie okay new center you're probably wanna jacket this morning our forecast is coming up a preliminary hearing conference is set for this morning in Cleveland county District Court for fifty seven year old Max leroy Townsend who's charged in the February third accident that claimed the lives of three more high school runners Townsend's facing charges including first degree manslaughter and do you why a woman found dead last night in Oklahoma City police say forty three year old Candice must needs body was found inside her home near ski island investigators are calling her death suspicious a funeral services set for the Canadian county sheriff's deputy kill Friday in a head on crash on northwest expressway the funeral for fifty eight year old lieutenant surely landing will be at two tomorrow afternoon at Henderson hills Baptist church in Edmond the state Senate health and Human Services committee on Monday passed a bill to add marijuana to the list of products that can not be smoke or vapor in public places senator Lott impaction of title says is to address the growing number of citizens using medical marijuana around stores restaurants and other public places from the weather center on the former storm will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny today with a high around forty nine alone tonight around thirty two tomorrow will be partly cloudy with increasing clouds a high in the upper forties and drizzle is possible late tomorrow with a low tomorrow night around thirty three for more news listen to the daily die the big news stories explained not shouted listen to the daily dive each day on the I heart radio app or wherever you get your favorite podcasts I'm Jacquelyn Scott news radio one thousand Katie okay newsradio one thousand Katie okay studios are service of universal men's clinic for medical solutions for ET L. O. T. learn more at universal men's clinic dot com this report is sponsored by McDonald's from the CD plus he was a total traffic studio earlier accident the spell I. forty west of here in a while a road pretty well wrapped up no accidents though MLK and I. forty north west twenty third class and rogaine total.
"senator lott" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"Now that's A. I'm told a violation of Federal Whistle Blower Protection Act illegal in and of itself. I mean so. In other words there could be further crimes. Right sure I mean. The president is on restrained in this behavior. You know that's one of the things that's been important in leaders whether it's a governor or president but somebody who runs an organization is is not just to be aggressive and do what you want is to exercise restraint to to to to preserve the norms of civility of honesty of integrity norms. That are really essential to the well-being being of our country and the president prides himself on trashing. The norms In some appeal for some voters who just like his attack on political correctness but operating within guidelines with guardrails sin respect for The point of view of others is really essential to the well-being in the long term sustainability of our democracy In where you've got a president who is is violating the law on protecting whistle blower identity. That's an astonishing thing. 'cause even Senator Lott of the Republican Senator Grassley among them From Iowa He knows how important whistle blowers are to governmental accountability. And that's why we have in law. Aw Protections on the identity of the whistle blower. So when you've got the head of government flouting that law in fact putting I think that whistle blower in some personal jeopardy because of The president whipping up all the anger. About what that person did came forward That's my view. You found presidential now. Let's shift gears here a little bit talk about last night's pre State of the Union address because you just mentioned civility and the The the idea of reaching out and trying to accommodate the views of others may disagree with you and so on and so forth how how the President score on those on those ideas his in his State of the Union address last night. Well two two things number one in this is common. The president was touting all his accomplishments and listen to him We've never had a better economy for everybody and I just gotTa say That's not my experience you know before the day of the speech The day before I've been up in In in Barton Vermont and in Newport from us in about a week ago I was I was and Bradford and I'll tell you People are are struggling working hard. They're working together But whatever economy the president was was talking about. There's a lot of reminders especially in our rural parts of our state. That news to them that everything is so rosy I mean the fact is He hasn't done anything about infrastructure he talked about it last night but the infrastructure got dropped essay serious agenda item by Mitch McConnell When he told a press of the day after The passage of that tax cut that attitude trillion dollars to our deficit. Senator McConnell said we don't have any money So what I'm seeing is that the president is boasting about but he claims is the greatest economy but those folks I was with in Newport report and by the way a lot of those folks support president trump. But those folks are not all On this staircase to the heaven with these high stock valuations. They're struggling trying to pay their bills each month. Wages are flat And I see that in many parts as of rural America in rural Vermont so I was really disappointed that there was so much time spent bragging about things. Frankly in many cases were wrong but rather than focusing on. What's the challenge we have together because the challenge is we have in rural Vermont? Right talk to my Republican colleagues. They have the same challenges their you know their community hospitals are really struggling. They have they don't have five G.. In many cases they have no not on the Internet. No Gee it's really true. Yeah but you know what you need from. A leadership is about is is a AH defining with that challenges that we have to face in doing it together. It's not dividing us and it's not giving these statistics That are very misleading. There's parts of our country that are doing incredibly well in folks who are in the stock market have seen their Their their assets increased significantly but every day people are farmers. It's really really hard and I don't blame trump for the state of the economy but I do you say that as president. He's got responsibility to speak the truth about the challenges that we face in to invite all of us who are willing to work to try to address them to work together to get something done already In the last few minutes here I did want to get you to talk a little bit about our junior senator from Vermont and his Presidential Campaign Bernie Sanders. Of course have you endorsed him. Again this time on your sanders delegated the sixteen convention. But I endorse Bernie. Okay and What did you make of the of a couple of weeks ago when a couple of former governors of Vermont of people? I'm sure you know well. And it worked within the legislature and so on Peter someone on Madeleine Kunin Came out with critical remarks about Bernie Sanders. I you know. I really didn't make anything of it. Bernie's in the race for the Presidency Residency and some folks support him in the Democratic Party and a lot of Democrats in Peter in Madeleine are not Bernie supporters so. They spoke their remind. And that's part of what a campaign the campaign debate is about Bernie soon well. But he's got a long way to go from where he is to where he wants to get he. He appears to have received the most votes In Iowa I and the second most delegates very close to people. JIG He's doing well in New Hampshire some polls I've seen recently and even today has him out front But it is an enormous challenge and once you get up to that tier where you're in the front runner different runner Than folks who don't support you start Speaking out so I think Bernie. We can expect he's going to get more of that as he goes along. Yeah you know one of the things that struck me as a longtime reporter about the political interview in which Peter Chaman was quoted as saying that That Bernie Sanders plays dirty. What bugged me about that story in politico was was it didn't provide any examples? I mean the obvious be as question to ask once somebody says so and so plays dirty is give me some examples. What he you know? Do you have any anecdotes showing where he played dirty. Do you have any any any sense of sanders. Having played dirty over the years here in Vermont. Listen I'm not the one who made that statement. Okay I understand so you you give Peter at all. I've tried tried believe me the other Peter. That's right yeah I I did. Try to reach out to the day after I saw that to say. Let's do a little follow up here on the Dave Graham show and I haven't haven't haven't tracked down yet but The offer remains out there. If you have to be listening this morning governor shovel and and I would certainly love to have you on the show and talk to us about You know I'm I'm happy to entertain. Whatever the facts are in their affects the support? This in fact is rather broad statements. Let's have them out there. You know And then you know. Madeleine Madeleine Kunin. I thought her statement was Kinda funny too because she said that she quoted It's remarked that she was shocked when Sanders came out and said I would be a better governor for women than than than Madeleine Kunin. This is way back in nineteen eighty six. I believe it was when when he was an independent running against an a three way. Race between between Madeleine Kunin the Republican Peter. Well I'm Peter Smith. Excuse me another Peter Peter Smith and and and Bernie Sanders and that was his remark and and she was shocked by that just again. It struck me as that. It is possible. Isn't it for for a male candidate to be maybe better eh particularly for you know. Let's say for women who are maybe liberal in support of support Reproductive rights one example. Boris I mean there. There can be a lot of women who are much better on family issues or issues affecting men then men are and there can be so it's all particular we know that But yeah there was some hard feelings that was a tough campaign a mantle and running for reelection in Nineteen eighty-six Bernie jumping in the racist independent And that was doubt he only got EXCI- remember by fourteen percent of the vote but I do never his famous quote by the way questions. Madeleine's credential says one one of our leading advocates for women and women empowerment for sure you've yeah remember Bernie famous quote which I think really set the tone for years afterward for his relations with Democrats was to call the Republicans a Democratic Party tweedle dum and tweedle dee. I don't remember which was which but That was not a not a popular statement for many Democrats in Vermont at the time and I kind of stuck with them for for a long long time following but here he is. He's a one of the front runners for the Democratic nomination for president. So who knows right now. He isn't he gets a you know I was over in New Hampshire introducing one of his rallies and what I was struck by a I was his he he was. His tone of voice was lower than You know the Bernie we're used to And I thought quite empathetic and frankly I think he's got that. That's a good approach for him to try to reach out to more people.
"senator lott" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This with this list of witnesses just for you didn't call for okay over Giuliani wondering why you settled on this board why not these were truly are these are the four who have the most direct contact of the fact that are in dispute most particularly why was the aid to Ukraine delay these these are the best for witnesses for that case and by the what we don't want to be dilatory we don't want to stress this out any longer than we have to but these people are crucial and haven't been heard from and again that's the difference with nineteen ninety nine and it's a total difference yes I'm not going to get into that all of the go **** with McConnell but let me tell you live testimony is the best way to go in nineteen ninety nine the list into the deal between senator Lott and Daschle was the fact that they did not want live testimony they had a little bit of videotaped testimony they thought would bring discredit on the Senate I spoke with general on a few days ago and he indicated he thought that the integrity of the Senate is at risk here if you have to live with this is on the floor two part question why is that not the case in this is Chris despite what you said about not hearing from these four and number two you can't say despite what I said that's the whole case we've heard from the okay so do you generally think ninety nine nineteen ninety nine was a different case they were all the obvious reasons why they did not want a witness like Monica Lewinsky testifying in public I was there and it related to what you what the questions might be about that the whole nation including children would be watching totally different situation there's no analogy house Democrats feel that they have enough evidence to impeach without hearing.
"senator lott" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"This house it is not to move for with impeachment choir but that has not stopped in a venue that we can't go to that is created solely for the Intel committee why because of the work that is supposed to be doing this work is so sensitive to keep this country safe is not been doing any because at Intel committee has now been changed impeachment committee we have posted the news conference with house Republican leaders it's available at C. span dot org the White House equally tough in its response a statement from press secretary Stephanie Grisham quote at the end of a one sided sham process chairmanship of the Democrats utterly failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by president trump this report reflects nothing more than their frustrations chairmanships report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing and at their Tuesday party stake outs following Senate luncheons Republican leader Mitch McConnell outlining what a Senate trial potentially would look like if the house does vote out articles of impeachment and at their Tuesday party stake outs following Senate luncheons Republican leader Mitch McConnell outlining what a Senate trial potentially would look like if the house does vote out articles of impeachment how the Senate will handle this image or walk through it again this is the way it was handled in nineteen ninety nine senator Schumer senator Lott senator Daschle worked out a procedure for handling.
"senator lott" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Now. Impeach materials do happen in the Senate but only two in the history of the United States involved. A President President Andrew Johnson in eighteen sixty eight and president bill. Oh Clinton in one thousand nine hundred nine. Nixon resigned before the House sent impeachment to the Senate. I worked through five different trials. Actually six different trials. Five judges and President Clinton that particular experienced voice belongs to Alan Freeman on parliamentary emeritus of the United States. Senate think of him him as the Senate's referee he's the rules guy and he was there in nineteen ninety nine when the impeachment trial for president. Bill Clinton took place although not exactly as parliamentarian. I was second share at that time. And by that he means he was senior assistant to Robert. Dove are served during the entire trial except for four or five days after January fifteenth which is a day which will live in infamy in my life that was the day of the Harkin point of order. President's lawyers lawyers may very well tried to weave a spell of complexity over the facts of this case they may nitpick over the time of call or Parsa Specific Word Your phrase of testimony we are jude. The distinguished jurors in this case not to be fooled US OUR MR chief justice yes I object to the use and the continued use of the word jurors when referring to the Senate sitting as Trier's a trial on the impeachment of the president of the United States so senator Harkin without any consultation stood up and made a point of order that the House manager Robert Barr of Georgia was referring to senators as jurors and at that was inappropriate. There will be no jury to stand between the judges ages who are to pronounce the sentence of the law and the party who is to receive or to suffer I was completely taken aback. Regular Jurors of course course are chosen to the maximum extent possible with no knowledge at the case. Not so when we try impeachments regular jurors are not supposed to know each other not so here regular jurors cannot overrule the judge not so here regular jurors do not decide when a trial this to be ended. Not so here I think the framers of the Constitution meant us the Senate to be something other than jury I look through all of them terriers available to me at the desk in an attempt to formulate a response or advice to provide for chief justice rehnquist who is presiding residing as he had to over the trial during impeachment trial. Senators may not engage in debate. And I was doing whatever I could to formulate an answer. Her at which point Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire stood up and made a second point of order objecting to the fact that Senator Harkin was engaging engaging in debate. I would ask as parliamentary point whether it's appropriate to argue as to the proper reference. As I understand it if this is the motion is not debatable. Understand so I now had two points of order to deal with. I finally determined that I could find no basis on which to advise the presiding officer to sustain sustained Senator Harkin's point of order. I turn to the chief justice and told him that based on my quick research I see no basis on which to sustain the point of order of the senator from Iowa. I think you may state your objection certainly but not argue out the views you may state the objection and some reason robot not arguing Odd infinitum and so I turned to speak to the chief. Justice gave him my advice. My advice was not to sustain stain. Senator Harkin's point of order. I then turned around facing front facing the chamber waiting for the chief justice to rule presumably based on and my advice so he rejected a Republican point of order and sustained a democratic point of order the cherish of the view that the senator from Iowa's objection is well taken that the court the Senate is not simply a jury. It is a court in this case and therefore council should refrain from referring during two senators of jurors presumably on my advice because I turned to speak to him to give him advice and then turned and face forward. And for the most part when Senator is unhappy with the ruling from the presiding officer the senator naturally assumes that the the the basis for that ruling was not the individual in the presiding officers chair but was the parliamentarian on duty and Senator Lott wanted no no waves whatsoever during the Clinton impeachment trial. Suffice it to say Senator Harkin rock the boat and wave the spread out hither and Yon and Senator Lott came out and immediately adjourned the trial. And therefore must chief justice percent. The previous consent agreement on is down percents understanding Dan Germany under the previous order without objection it's so ordered and thereafter. A number of Republican. Senators came running down to the desk to express their dismay at what I had just done and thereafter working down to my office From Senator Lott that I should Perhaps not not take anymore shifts During the trial and so at I had a bit of a of the holiday From floor shifts during the trial. One thing to know about the Clinton Trial Senators Trent Lott Tom Daschle the Republican and Democratic leaders at the time and we're determined that the Senate be dignified in the handling of the proceedings. So a great deal of destruction for the trial took place by unanimous consent. I asked for him Um and if he thought things would be a smooth and bipartisan as they were in the nineteen nineties. We've yet to see white smoke signaling. A Koumba moment involving the leadership. I try to be optimistic about about the Senate and the Senate's unique role in our constitutional system and the way the Senate protects its minority. And so even though to this point I not aware that that there is a Consensus between its leaders to work together. I am hopeful that that will that that will emerge you are hopeful but given what we've seen Over these last few years it's hard not to be a little pessimistic right. I'm not betting a lot of money on this. Okay okay I got it. So let's go to who the actual rules of how this process would look in the Senate there are actual rules and procedures for how this works. Yes the Senate adopted a set of rules for the conduct of impeachment trials They did this For the trial of Andrew Johnson Johnson in eighteen sixty eight and that body of rules has remained relatively constant since then there have been some tweaks between eighteen sixty eight and nineteen eighty six the last time these rules were modified but there are twenty six of them and to a certain extent. Much like the Senate's standing rules. They defy normal person's understanding of exactly what it is. They mean if you like I will walk you through a couple some of them. Yeah give me a couple where it's not quite clear what this is supposed to mean or it can be open to different interpretations. Well let me start with what is clear because there's so little of that But what is clear has been recognized Gig Nuys by Mitch. McConnell the majority leader And as a matter of fact there was a memo that the senator McConnell made public a month or so ago and it was a memo written by Bob Dove My predecessor Senate parliamentarian on and it was written onto a man named Howard Green and Howard. Green was the secretary. For the Republican Party. The highest-ranking Party staff member in the Senate and that was done just before the nineteen eighty six Trial of of Harry Claiborne A.. Federal judge who had been impeached and Bob Dove was laying out as best. He could some of the ground rules for the conduct of impeachment trials. And so this was a a memo from the Senate parliamentarian to the Secretary for the majority and basically that said that according to rule one which says when the Senate is notified that the House has appointed impeachment managers to conduct an impeachment against anybody that the secretary the Senate shall immediately immediately shall immediately inform the House of Representatives. The Senate is ready to receive the managers For the purpose of exhibiting such articles of impeachment and so the very first rule impeachment rule is mandatory shall immediately and the second rule when manages in impeach. Michelle be introduced at the bar of the Senate etcetera etcetera tre articles shelby exhibited. So here we have the very first two rules making at least the beginning of a trial mandatory mandatory so the idea that they can for example there was a there was some thought that you can simply dismiss.
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"I have enough memory of what came before and lemon lime. And yes that is like dude you have you learned nothing and the answer is. No, that's right. I believe that he's learned nothing though. And so it's less about like a unbelievable moment in the plot. And more just like, look we've already watched this live. We already see what happens we've been there before rea- Donna says that gossip districts. How does she get this one of the dealer? I guess it's not the end of the world has weblogs. Say weblog, but he hasn't told anybody or I guess he told Kate, but he didn't tell C J or Toby both of them when they learn about it from the blog. They are understandably upset and think that he's being silly for not having revealed it earlier, so they could do some kind of damage control. Did you pause and read the blog, and I did not because maybe this is just this would actually be accurate, but there's a just a giant typo telling the story. It says the family was complete in shock. Are they trying to get like, hyper realistic, like this is the level of journalism, you find online or somebody just hitting the bike in before they wrote up what we're going to see on screen. The family was completed in shock. Yeah. Let me read you a little something from the internet about blogs. Sure. From Wikipedia an obscure source that I found online they haven't entry on blogs. And it says by two thousand four the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream. That's the year that we are in in this two thousand four as political consultants new services and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming blogging was established by politicians and political candidates to express opinions on war and other issues and cemented blogs role as a new source even politicians not actively campaigning began to blog to bond with constituents. Israel was among the first national governments to set up an official blog, although in Israel. They're called gold's. They go, right. Or I guess their goal. You wouldn't put the S and the other right? Okay. Then I was looking for this section on political impact an early milestone in the rise in importance of blogs came in two thousand two when many bloggers focused on comments by US. Senate majority leader Trent Lott and Senator Lott at a party honoring Strom Thurmond praised Senator Thurmond by suggesting that the US would have been better off had Thurmond been elected president lots critics saw these comments as a tacit approval of racial segregation policy advocated by Thurmond's, nineteen forty eight presidential campaign. I remember this you remember this in two thousand two. Yeah. Indeed, I do. So this view was reinforced by documents and recorded interviews dug up by bloggers, for example, talking points memo parking coins memo now T PM is very much considered. Like, legit, political news source, you're but in two thousand two guess like district scene. Maybe it was seen more as like a fringe new source. Yeah. That's background the Russians were just starting all these box, right? Simply the lots comments were made at a public event attended by the media. No major media organizations reported on his controversial comments until after blogs broke the story. The blog is fear broke the story yet, they also broke. The Dan rather story where he said that President Bush's military service record was in conflict with accounts that were accepted turned out that the documents were forgeries, and you know, and that led to Dan rathers resignation. So Josh does not disclose this. Then they find out and then he decides to call up the blogger and yell at her and. Yeah. And then she starts just transcribing. What he's I mean. It's just so dumb. Josh is just so dumb in this episode. His. His dumb ass in this episode. Yeah. It did kind of amusement idea of saying this is off the record..