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"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Reports coming in from Poland today that as you were just hearing on Bloomberg sound on a couple of Russian missiles hit NATO territory landed in Poland killed two people may reframe the debate surrounding funding for Ukraine, they certainly came up today in a newly awakened Capitol Hill lawmakers are back in town, senator Mitch McConnell, still minority leader, was asked about it. When you're crying, I'm a robust supporter of Ukraine. We need to get them what they need to continue to fight this war. I think they have the capacity to win it, particularly if we give them what they need. They have more later on a test to his leadership this hour. But let's assembled our panel jeanie Chan xana and Rick Davis are with us our signature panel Bloomberg politics contributors. Jeannie, does it reframe the argument around funding here with some Republicans primarily? But also some progressive Democrats as well, making some noise becoming a little more restless as we approach the end of the year when it comes to sending tens of billions more to Ukraine. Yeah, it should reframe the argument, but the reality is it really shouldn't have to reframe it. The biggest surprise about what happened today is that it didn't happen before. The Russians have been shooting missiles in this area, and they had what 90 missiles that came in aimed towards the infrastructure, the electrical infrastructure in Ukraine, and regardless of whether this was an accident or whether it was on purpose. The shock here as it didn't happen before, anybody in Congress who doesn't realize that and is prepared to maybe cut funding or have a discussion about that at this point really hasn't been paying attention to what's been going on. So it shouldn't reframe it, but it probably will. The nightly address from president zelensky, Rick, was you can imagine fairly dramatic. He asked how many times has Ukraine said that the terrorist state will not stop on our country. It's only a matter of time, he said before Russian terror goes further. Is that true or is this just a dumb move of a mistake by Vladimir Putin? Well, I think there's a legitimate concern that Putin's brandishing all these weapons across Ukraine. One has the potential of causing an action. This is the problem when you put on a war like Putin has with the lack of lethality that he's been able to do. He has no idea half the time probably where these missiles are going. So the idea that they somehow can deny this without being found to be at risk at fault. Is nuts. 90 missiles were launched yesterday. This is one of two of those missiles. All the way across the country, Ukraine was successful at shooting down 70 of them, but Vladimir Putin doesn't have control of his troops. He doesn't really know what's happening on the ground. And the idea that somehow this doesn't spread to a broader war is I think naive on people's part because I think there's a part of Putin's political calculus that says he's got to be even tougher than he's been. You know, he's got, he doesn't have problems on the left, he knows those. He has problems on the right. There are right wing advisers and leaders in Russia who don't think Putin is doing enough. And to some degree, maybe this mollifies them because Putin will be able to say potentially, hey, I shot these two missiles into Poland and NATO did nothing. It sounds to me like a response might be necessary whether or not it was an accident. Is that your point? Yeah. I don't think we can tolerate Russia shooting 90 missiles in the Ukraine. One, right? That is absolutely inappropriate. What he's doing is what you mentioned earlier. He's knocking out all the power so he can freeze the Ukrainian population. That is not war. In a traditional sense. Well, so what's the response? I think the response has got to be beef up everything that we're doing in the Ukraine. And increase the global pressure on Russia and that means secondary sanctions that means targeting new industries within Russia. I mean, there are a lot more we can do. And I think we've kind of taken our foot off the gas pedal. How close are we to World War three then here, Jeannie, a response could be interpreted in a lot of different ways by Vladimir Putin, obviously. It could. I mean, Vladimir Putin is threatened at home. There is a school of thought which says that, you know, we need to be thinking about providing him some kind of face saving off ramp because otherwise he could feel threatened internally and maybe do something like launch a nuclear attack, so that's a reality. The other reality is the United States and NATO, we've been trying to limit this war to Ukraine. We see that that's going to be a lot tougher to do at this point. And that's where this concern about say a World War three comes about, but in the meantime, civilian populations in the Ukraine are under attack. I mean, Rick was just talking about it. They're attempting to completely disable the electrical grid as they head into winter. Good job. They are destroying an entire civilization, and that is a really, really something that's got to be addressed. And these were two deaths rarely unfortunate. Look at the number in Ukraine. Do you worry, you're absolutely right. You worry about drawing red lines here. Jeannie, this term has come up a number of times, remembering Barack Obama in Syria. When you think about Joe Biden, every inch, no matter what. Is that good or bad? Geopolitics right now. It's dangerous because he has been unequivocal you have played all the quips, all the quips, all the clips rather, and he has said that as his advisers and the questions now did he mean every single inch only if it wasn't an accident if it is an accident is it still every single inch? Is this the problem? Yeah, it's a dangerous game to play. He's right, he should be unequivocal in that, but they've got a mean it, and that's what we're waiting to hear. How do we respond? And do they feel that, you know, accident means that this is excused in some way. There's a red line dangerous here, Rick or necessary. I like red lines as long as
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"We're going to address the house for more specifically after I finish here with the Senate, but very interesting, don't you think that Rand Paul hasn't said anything about Mitch McConnell, our friend Tom cotton. It's very disappointing. He's endorsed Mitch McConnell. This is this piece from, I don't have a few minutes, but I'm going to carry it over, so stick with me. NPR, senator Mitch McConnell's political life examined in the cynic, November 2020 14. So this is 8 years old. And I can't read the whole thing, but you need to know in 1976, Mitch McConnell supported Gerald Ford against Ronald Reagan. In 1980, Mitch McConnell said that Ronald Reagan was his third or fourth choice. After Bush, his third or fourth choice. So he's never been in sync with conservative movements, or with the public for that matter. But more importantly, with the base of the Republican Party. In 1984, McConnell ran for the Senate and he won with fewer than 5000 votes. There was no question what happened. McConnell had won basically on the coattails of Ronald Reagan. And McConnell looked at that very, very close result and basically thought to himself, you know what? I don't want it to ever be that close again. I see where the Republican Party is heading. I see where my state is heading. I see with the south as heading politically and I need to get on the train. He was a very liberal Republican. Before he flipped, McConnell, who had been the Senate minority leader since 2007, he would continue to be the leader minority or majority for the next 15 years. This is what he's dreamed about since he was a very, very young man, and now he's about to achieve that dream writes the author mcgillis. There was a big battle back in the Republican Party in the 60s between the conservative wing and still quite strong moderate wing. This, of course, during the time of Barry Goldwater 64 nomination to the party coming from the conservative wing. But there was still a very, very strong moderate contingent of the party, Mitch McConnell was completely on the side of that line. He was firmly pro union in his first election back in 1977 in Louisville. He got the endorsement of the AFL CIO because he backed collective bargaining for public employees. Which is something even a lot of Democrats today don't support. Hold on, there's more. Going to make sure I get it in the right order here Skipping around McConnell to me, she says embodies two things in politics today. One is the transformation of the Republican Party from a party that used to be have quite a few moderate and liberal members in northern liberal Republicans. Moderate Republicans and a party that is much more monolithically conservative and really southerly based, she says, McConnell really embodies embodies that shift because he himself has evolved what that transformation justice to a T, she says
Alaska GOP Call on Kentucky GOP to Censure McConnell Over Interference
"Alaska Republicans this is in the federalist Carl and Kentucky GOP to center Mitch McConnell over party interference by Tristan justice We like Tristan here Less Republicans are calling on the Kentucky GOP to formally censure senator Mitch McConnell For the bluegrass senators interference in the Alaskan Senate contest against the party indoors candidate It's outrageous that a senator from Kentucky I don't care what the hell position he holds in Washington Is trying to undermine the decisions made by the Republican Party in Alaska And that candidate that he's endorsing Lisa Murkowski Is not a real Republican even more than that That she helped change the voting system so she wouldn't have to face a Republican primary And I will get into that more later because people are now pushing that agenda Including Frank luntz who thinks this is the way to go and so does every Democrat in the country California did this and they can't lose an election That's how they grabbed complete control of the state And then you have Frank luntz out there pushing it Ignore him On Thursday the Alaskan Republican Party's district 9 central committee passed a resolution to condemn the Senate minority leader's spending on behalf of senator Lisa Murkowski They all accounts it's up to about $9 million He's wasting an Alaska To trash the conservative and to promote the liberal
The Daily Caller: Will Stubborn Republicans Turn Alaska Blue?
"This is by Suzanne downing that the daily caller senator Mitch McConnell has no excuse The ads his political group His political group Is producing to attack Alaska Republican Senate candidate Kelly how do you pronounce it mister shabaka Kelly shabaka are beyond the pail and she'll be on this program by the way In the days ahead as will many candidates Campaign attacks intensify in October because as the election runaway gets shorter that is the runway gets shorter Takes a sharp message to catch voters attentions and seal the deal But the money being spent by Mitch McConnell and his so called Senate leadership fund to attack a fellow Republican the most conservative of the two Because he's backing Lisa Murkowski And one who may win and join the Senate to be his colleague should shock the sensibilities of all conservatives And it is shocking alaskans indeed Mitch McConnell's determination to destroy another Republican's reputation Is driving alaskans away from the Republican Party because they do not distinguish the difference between the state Republican Party and the national Republican establishment with McConnell's money which appears to be operating contrary to the wishes of Alaska conservatives and Republicans
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Strong within the rules for the people set in policy, which is, which is amazing. Yeah, and it's absolutely amazing. It is amazing, and Anne Marie, as we head into the midterm elections. You said this really isn't registering. What's the latest view? We've heard some people, including Ana Han, who is just saying that she thinks the people are underplaying the chance. The Republicans really make inroads in the house. Is that what you're hearing in terms of the polling, even as the Democrats do gain? Well, they need 6 seats, right? And they're boosting up on these advertisement campaigns with big money into making sure they can flip the house. The Senate is the one where there's more of a question mark, right? And you had senator Mitch McConnell come out and say, it's really about the caliber of the candidate, potentially some of these a little bit more fringe individuals that was really backed by the former president and some of his acolytes getting pushed into this big general election, but when you look at the Senate race over a house race, this is a wide variety of people. So there's potential that we're going to have this lame duck Congress obviously because it will be split and then of course The White House will be democratic. So really a lot of legislation won't be able to get done except for big ticket items. Obviously they need to get a stop gap funding measure before the midterms, but then after that, things like foreign policy where everyone can line up on whether it comes to Taiwan, whether it comes to money to Ukraine. That's really the only place you're going to see individuals really cross the aisle. I'm ray, thank you. Love having you in New York City. Stay around. I know she's going to be with us all week. Taking the subway. MH taking a subway because a ruba rating is so low. Oh, come on. It's true. It's not that long. It's true. It's not that. It's true. It's not that loud. No, you haven't seen it. But I trust I trust. I've seen it. You've seen it. I've seen it. When we were in London together, we used to tell her how to behave when she gets out of the cup. I used to say, don't slam the door. No rage in the other room. We got Bluetooth and then wants to blast music through the speaker. I've
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WGN Radio
"4th of July recess doesn't lead to a loss of focus and dedication. All right, focus and dedication, meaning they've created political hype and they want to make sure they can strike while the iron is hot because of the uvalde shooting and being that that is a sore spot for Americans. They're saying, you know, we're gonna take advantage of this crisis. And they voted today with the help of 14 Republicans, I'm gonna read off their names so that you know who these 14 Republicans are, and so that if they're in your state, you know what to do. If this was something you were for, then good for you, you got your way today. If it was something that you were against because you feel like it encroaches upon your freedoms, then pay attention. Roy blunt, senator Richard burr. Senator Shelley Moore capito, senator Bill Cassidy. Senator Susan Collins. Senator John cornyn, senator Joni Ernst. Senator Lindsey Graham. Senator Mitch McConnell, senator Lisa Murkowski, senator rob Portman, senator Mitt Mitchell's Romney. Senator Tom tillis, and senator Todd young. These are the folks in my opinion that have betrayed the constitution and the Second Amendment. But others might say their level headed and thinking and doing the right thing, who cares about the constitution as long as you can get gun control and parade that Bill around for the 4th of July like senator Kuhn set. Anyway, your thoughts on that and more, let's go to whoever's been holding on the longest. Let's go to Enrique in Havana or Miami for tonight. Let's go with Enrique. You're welcome. To the program. When you say a few of you paying a few pain and we might be Bill Clinton and I get nauseous. Wonderful. Tell me more about your nausea. Okay. Department of good ideas. I'm representing department of good ideas for America. I am proud to be an American. They brought us over here. They welcomed us. Here's how I give back. All this money stuff goes away with about 500 skills that pay 40 to $400 an hour and the ability to start 50 websites, starting with one, two or three, that makes everybody all the money and all the time they want. What do you think about that? I think it's a terrific idea. Let me know when you make your first million on the websites. Thank you for your call. Let's go to Steven angier, North Carolina, Steve. What's going on? You're on with rich valdes. Hey, bud. How you doing? Wonderful, thank you. What's on your mind? I think question for to become a citizen in the United States should be able to natural name. I keep hearing Rick Rick. Oh, I know. You know, being that I'm a guest in this chair and this is not my permanent mind. If it were my show, I'd have a little bit more fun with them. I enjoy the tussle, but sometimes I say, you know what? This is the Jimbo handing show, and I'm going to have respect for it, but thank you for noticing that CBS. Rich rice, it's short for Richard. And I do appreciate that. What's on your mind, my brother? Just remember to the opposite of what most topics are. And I'm not rich. How do you listen to the program? Tell me what your radio station is, by the way. That would be key F in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wonderful, great, great affiliate. Okay, go right ahead. I called last night if they can get in, I was going to speak about the mythology of cigarette and. It got me people that was called about cigarettes in general. When the question is metal cigarette. Sorry. All I can say is weight because they start because people were not quit smart. Way to start coming across the border. And then beware of what you smoking. Yeah, understood. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate that. And let's check in with our friend Jeffrey in Massachusetts. What's going on, Jeff? You're on what rich valdes welcome. Hello. Hi. Hello, the immigrants are following the money. They work with school where the green goal is. It's common sense. And land of opportunity. Absolutely. But Biden brought us back four years now. Same as yesterday, deja vu. And. It's not bringing Havana syndrome, and it's. Diseases, it's the flu. It gets on food. What are you talking about? You're saying illegal immigration is infecting the food. Oh yeah, yes, the harvest harvesters. Hasn't that always been migrant workers that have done the majority of the produce picking? I would guess I would guess that brings them to the all right. Well, I appreciate that. I don't know how factually accurate that is, but thank you for checking in with us. It's rich Valdez, there's more to come. We're here with the till the top of the hour. It's the Jim bohannon show. I'm rich Valdez. Broken bricks, falling fences, damaged doors. Gorilla glue, of course. Gorilla glue is incredibly strong, 100% waterproof, and bonds virtually everything. Gorilla glue for the toughest jobs
McConnell Confirms He Won't Support Ketanji Brown Jackson's Nomination
"Senator Mitch McConnell announced yesterday he won't be voting for judge katon G Brown Jackson. It's pretty interesting to see the histrionics of Cory Booker. He's so, so happy. So delighted to have Kate Brown Jackson in front of him so much so that he talked about the African American woman who came up and wanted to touch him because he's actually in the same room as Brown Jackson. You know, The Washington Post, which is Jeff Bezos newspaper. Actually published an article this week. That said that the Republicans questioning of katangi Brown Jackson this week was worse than anything that they did that was done to justice Kavanaugh.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"7 on Wall Street where 35° in Central Park we have an accident and the northbound New England threw away at Boston post road and went Westchester county Michael Barr has more on what's going on in New York and around the world Good morning Michael Good morning Nathan houseman already leader Kevin mcarthy says he will not cooperate with the panel investigating the capital riot McCarthy claims the investigation is not legitimate and is accusing the panel of abuse of power The panel asked McCarthy to voluntarily testify about his conversations with then president Trump as the riot was underway Senator Mitch McConnell lashed out at President Biden after the president and Atlanta spoke strongly in favor of voting rights legislation Senator McConnell has recently been called out by The White House for a supporting voting rights in the past but more recently refusing to let the Senate even debate such bills The Senate minority leader accused Biden of dividing the country he promised to unite Americans who disagree with them he compared listen to this a bipartisan majority of senators to literal traders McConnell says after knowing Biden for years he did not recognize the man at the podium Tuesday President Joe Biden is highlighting the federal government's effort to surge medical personnel to help overwhelm medical facilities starting next week a thousand military medical personnel would begin arriving in 6 states including New York and New Jersey to help mitigate staffing crunches in a hospitals across the country Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer says he will try to break a log jam on two Democrat drafted voting rights bills and begin debate on the Senate floor this week Schumer told all Senate Democrats he plans to use a procedural gambit to prevent Republicans from blocking the beginning of debate Democratic senators are trying to get fellow senators Joe Manchin and Kirsten sinema on board to vote to abolish the filibuster You may say there have been serious long intense discussions with the two moderate.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"At and at Bloomberg quick take This is a Bloomberg business flash Bloomberg world headquarters I'm Charlie pellet the Senate has voted to raise the nation's debt ceiling by two and a half $1 trillion on a mount intended to extend the government's borrowing authority until early 2023 the 50 to 49 party line vote sends the legislation to the house As the fed gets ready to wrap up its final meeting of the year another report showing inflation running hot sank some of the most expensive pockets of the stock market the NASDAQ 100 index lore today by 1% NASDAQ composite index down 1.1% lower by a 175 points S&P 500 Index down 34 a drop of 8 tenths of 1% The Dow down one O 6 today lower by three tenths of 1% ten year yield 1.43% Spot gold is at 1770 the ounce while West Texas enemy a crude oil fell 8 tenths of 1% 70 73 a barrel and Bitcoin now flat at 48,317 9 Charlie pellet that is a Bloomberg business flash You're listening to Bloomberg who sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio Senator Mitch McConnell went so far as to say today he was not in touch with Mark Meadows on the 6th of January Of course he knew how the headlines would likely read after this vote in the House tonight Let's reassemble the panel for more With Bloomberg politics contributors Genie Chan zaino and Rick Davis here back on sound.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Shows His True Colors
"Merrick Garland was supposed to be on the United States Supreme Court. Remember when justice Antonin Scalia passed away. The great Antonin Scalia. Then president Barack Hussein Obama proposed that we need to have kind of a healing and kind of coming together period, and we're going to have a moderate come on the U.S. Supreme Court. We're going to have Merrick Garland as he's not far to the left. He's not far to the right. He's kind of going to be like Anthony Kennedy. Now to his great credit, senator Mitch McConnell said no, that's not going to happen. We're going to wait to the election. We're going to see what happens. The election occurred, and Merrick Garland remained in limbo. And never got his appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Merrick Garland always kind of had the appearance. He always kind of had the disguise, the camouflage, the uniform of being a very moderate individual both in his temperament and also his politics. Merrick Garland always kind of had a way of saying, I don't want to bring the country too far in one direction, but my duty is to the rule of law. Now Merrick Garland has showed his true colors the last 6 or 7 months ever since becoming attorney general of the United States. He is without a doubt, one of the most radical, craven, one of the most dangerous attorney generals in American history, I will even say, in some ways Merrick Garland is doing things that Eric holder and Loretta lynch did not even do when they were attorney general of the United
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Saddening to see them. Use republican talking points. We obviously didn't envision having republicans part of our party and. I hope that they will understand that. Democrats need to be united Behind the president's agenda and we need to have urgent conversations agenda of things. I want to say about that. But i'm not gonna say so. Email us your thoughts freedom at charlie kirk dot com but as this is continuing to happen in congress. The question is are. They going to be able to pass their massive spending package. Are they going to be able to pass the infrastructure package with the three point five. Trillion dollar reconciliation bill alongside the debt ceiling and senator mitch mcconnell. Who gets fair treatment on this program has done a terrific job of holding the line on the debt ceiling now in return they should demand something and say you just don't want transparency but we want a southern border make joe biden shut down the government make joe biden oversee the locking down and the shutting down of the government. We have cut fifty eight. But don't worry everybody. Nancy pelosi says that we need to keep the government open. Because we have to fulfil obama's agenda play cut fifty eight keeps government open. We intent we have to do those imminently more. In even to address the full obama agenda of building back better with an. I love to say building back better. We are run by. Our country is truly being run by people that should be in del boca vista and when noah del boca vista is you guys..
Mitch McConnell Slams Biden's Afghanistan 'Disaster': 'These Guys Couldn't Organize a Two-Car Funeral'
"Senator mitch. Mcconnell called this one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in american history now have been multiple explosions suicide bombing attack on the afghan airport. Multiple soldiers injured here. In fact was mitch. Mcconnell the other day accurately assessing the state of affairs in afghanistan. Just as one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in american history. I think it's important to remember where we're much ago before the president's reckless decision to leave we only had twenty five hundred troops there. We have lots of single american personnel military personnel in a year the taliban barbarians or not in charge of the country. We're we're keeping the lid on and al qaeda was not there so the decision to pull out was gargantuan mistake in my opinion having made that decision You'd have to conclude. These guys gotten organized. A two car funeral. i mean. here's where we are. The president needs to forget about the august thirty first deadline. We need to send in enough american personnel military personnel to rescue our people and by the way they're more american soldiers there now than before. The president made the decision to leave.
The Biden Debacle Continues
"The biden debacle continues in afghanistan. The withdrawal is a disaster. The biden administrations exit has been a catastrophe. Goof-balls on the left are doing. Now they're pivoting to trying to say well the it's still a big airlift. We're getting a lot of people out of their senator mitch. Mcconnell with dana perino and bill hemmer yesterday on fox news as this is one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in american history. I think it's important to remember where we were a few months ago before the president's reckless decision to leave we only had twenty five hundred troops there. We had lots of single american Personnel military personnel in a year. The taliban barbarians were not in charge of the country. We were keeping the lid on an al qaeda was not there so the decision to pull out was gargantuan mistake in a opinion having made that decision You'd have to conclude these guys an organized a two car funeral. I mean here's where we are. The president needs to forget about the august thirty first deadline. We need to send in enough american personnel military personnel to rescue our people and by the way they're more american soldiers there now than before. The president made the decision to leave. Wow it's it's unbelievable. Kaley mcenaney pointed something out to jesse waters a theme. That i keep coming back to. We wouldn't be seeing this under the trump administration. We're eight months into a biden president. Jesse wrap your head around that we still have three years and four months left look when president trump was president. You didn't see crisis after crisis. You just didn't see it. I shudder to think about what it would have been. Like under joe biden. We've seen afghanistan blow up crime ministries. You named it all. What would have been like. Because i was in the white house when it was pretty scary times. We weren't sure if we'd have enough ventilators but we were able to produce it with the private sector. I watched president trump overseeing vaccine in record time produce. Four working therapeutics. Do you think joe biden could have done any of that. The answer is absolutely not. The guy was five hours and twenty minutes late to his speech
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio now offering COVID-19 vaccination to all adults
"Of the whole effort and what we're here to emphasize today. Is the only way to finally end those is with the vaccine. Jackie Senator Mitch McConnell, visiting the bluegrass state today, applauding the governor for lowering the age requirement to 16 to get the vaccination that means everywhere in the Tri state, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. All adults can now qualify to get a shop today. The
Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general
"Confirmed on a vote of 70 to 30 farm or votes and the simple majority needed. Ironically, the confirmation comes just days from the five year anniversary of President Obama's nomination of Garland, first seat on the U. S Supreme Court this time around, Garland even picked up support from those who opposed him in the past, including Iowa Republican Charles Grassley. And minority leader Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. McConnell, describing Garland is a straight shooter. Garland has served on the D C Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997 Bob Agnew reporting hackers aiming to call attention to the
Trump slams McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting former president trump slams senator Mitch McConnell as the GOP divide deepens post impeachment in response to this president trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the venv a good day former president Donald Trump has launched a blistering dressed down of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a statement released by his political action committee trump says Mitch is a dollar so when and I'm smiling political hack and if Republican senators are going to stay with him they will not win again McConnell made his statement Saturday on the Senate floor after he joined forty two other Republicans to acquit trump of inciting the January sixth right at the U. S. capitol Connell said he voted to acquit trump because the Senate has no jurisdiction over of former president Mike Rossi at Washington
Donald Trump in blistering attack on Republican Mitch McConnell
"President Donald Trump fired back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today, a Maryland Haider in the Cocoa news Center. Trump released a scathing statement in response to McConnell's off Ed in the Wall Street Journal. Blaming Trump for the January 6th riot at the Capitol, Trump wrote quote the Republican Party can never again be respected or strong, with political leaders like Senator Mitch McConnell at its helm. He says McConnell's dedication to businesses usual status quo policies, together with his lack of political inside wisdom, skill and personality has rapidly driven him from majority leader to minority leader That will only get worse after the Senate voted to acquit the former president of incitement of insurrection. McConnell, who voted to acquit And spoke about Trump's behavior, saying there's no question the former president bears moral responsibility and said Trump could still be tried in the courts. Newly elected congressional representative Sarah Jacobs says the acquittal of Donald Trump shows there is something fundamentally wrong with our democracy.
Witnesses "would not have made a difference" in Trump trial
"Are defending their strategy in the trial of former President Donald Trump. Despite yesterday's acquittal as NPR's Barbara Sprint reports, the Democratic lawmakers say pursuing witnesses would not have changed the outcome. A surprise Senate vote to allow witnesses threatened to up end the speedy trial members on both sides of the aisle were anticipating. But managers and Trump's defense reached a deal to not add witnesses but instead allow a statement from Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Butler to be read into the record lead. Impeachment manager Jamie Raskin told NBC's Meet the press. He has no regrets. We could've had 1000 witnesses, but that could not have overcome the kinds of silly arguments that People like McConnell and capital were hanging their hats on. Republican senators Mitch McConnell and Shelley Moore Capito both cited constitutional concerns in their vote to acquit the former president. Barbara Sprint.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KTOK
"And CBC's The national hosted by me, heard all Snapped. Powerful Senator Mitch McConnell, a k a. The turtle. Is not opposing the impeachment trial of President Trump signaling the two men are no longer happy together. If you do not understand that reference, shame. There is no doubt that the traditional leaders of the Republican Party want nothing further to do with Donald Trump. However, they have a problem because so many Americans continue to support him and believe he is being treated unfairly by the establishment. So the eternal and other GOP power brokers should be very careful if they want to keep their power. President Trump is not a man to be easily dismissed. Road back to authority for Mr Trump is paid by just one person, Joe Biden and I'm not talking about running for president again, which is a long shot, but not impossible. For Donald Trump. No, I'm talking about political influence and credibility. The conniving Nancy Pelosi in Charles Schumer well understand that President Trump will retain people power. That's what is driving this absurd second impeachment. Donald Trump. Did encourage Americans to protest the election results. Absolutely he did that. But he did not. Ever contemplate violence, especially that occurred on January 6th. Maybe he should have contemplated that. But a misjudgment even when it's drastic is not a removable a fence for a president. Therefore, the latest impeachment is designed for just one thing to finish Trump forever in the political arena. At this point, the betting odds are that Mr Trump will not be convicted in the Senate. Schumer needs 16 Republican senators to support the Democrats. A few, like Mitt Romney are salivating to cancel Trump, but most are not. Now back to President Biden. The smart play would have been for him to discourage impeachment in the name of national unity. Instead, Biden did his best impression of punches pilot and stood aside. Are you surprised it would have taken courage to go up against the howling left wing mob. The overreach by Democrats and their media allies is just getting started. And it is here where Donald Trump might benefit. First the cancel culture. This despicable trend is owned exclusively by the left. The cruelty on unfairness of the effort is obvious to any decent person. More traction to cancel thugs get the more anti liberal backlash. There will be immigration soon the southern border will be under siege again because President Biden is sending open borders signals. That chaos will anger many Americans. Finally, the economy already, gas prices are rising because oil companies know Mr Biden will hurt them. So the energy moguls are stockpiling cash, and that hurts working people. I could list many other examples. But here's the headline The President Biden's liberal policies fail, and that's almost a given. Americans will be looking for someone to stop the madness and it will not be The turtle. I'm Bill O'Reilly and I approve that message by writing. It disagree. I'd like to hear from you Bill it..
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"For the O'Reilly update Message of the day. Can Donald Trump make a political comeback? Well, the turtle snapped. Powerful Senator Mitch McConnell, a K a paternal. Is not opposing the impeachment trial of President Trump signaling the two men are no longer happy together. If you do not understand that reference, shame. There is no doubt that the traditional leaders of the Republican Party want nothing further to do with Donald Trump. However, they have a problem because so many Americans continue to support him and believe he is being treated unfairly by the establishment. So the turtle and other GOP power brokers should be very careful if they want to keep their power. President Trump is not a man to be easily dismissed. Road back to authority for Mr Trump is paid by just one person, Joe Biden and I'm not talking about running for president again, which is a long shot, but not impossible for Donald Trump. No, I'm talking about political influence and credibility. The conniving Nancy Pelosi in Charles Schumer well understand that President Trump will retain people power. That's what is driving this absurd second impeachment. Donald Trump. Did encourage Americans to protest the election results. Absolutely he did that. But he did not. Ever contemplate violence, especially that occurred on January 6th. Maybe he should have contemplated that. But a misjudgment even when it's drastic is not a removable offense for a president. Therefore, the latest impeachment is designed for just one thing to finish Trump forever in the political arena. At this point, the betting odds are that Mr Trump will not be convicted in the Senate. Humor needs 16 Republican senators to support the Democrats. Ah, few, like Mitt Romney are salivating to cancel Trump, but most are not. Now back to President Biden. The smart play would have been for him to discourage impeachment in the name of national unity. Instead, Biden did his best impression of punches pilot and stood aside. Are you surprised it would have taken courage to go up against the howling left wing mob. The overreach by Democrats and their media allies is just getting started. And it is here where Donald Trump might benefit. First the cancel culture. This despicable trend is owned exclusively by the left. The cruelty of unfairness of the effort is obvious to any decent person. More traction to cancel thugs get the more anti liberal backlash There will be immigration soon in this southern border will be under siege again because President Biden is sending open borders signals. That chaos will anger many Americans. Finally, the economy already, gas prices are rising because oil companies know Mr Biden will hurt them. So the energy moguls are stockpiling cash and that hurts working people. I could list many other examples. But here's the headline The President Biden's liberal policies fail, and that's almost a given. Americans will be looking for someone to stop the madness. And it will not be the turtle. I'm Bill O'Reilly and I approve that message by writing. It disagree. I'd like to hear from you Bill it..
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Half after cost House and Senate Democrats a national rules are needed to shore of American democracy after a tumultuous postelection period and deadly right of the capital. The 2020 election featured rules changes aimed at easing voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state. Mail in ballots do on Election day or just postmarked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse same day or advanced only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make voting more uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. And Thomas Washington. Tuckey Republican Committee rejects a resolution urging Senator Mitch McConnell to condemn the second Trump impeachment. The Republican Party of Kentucky State Central Committee voted on Saturday to reject the resolution that call for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to condemn the second impeachment trial of former president Trump. Committee member told the career journal that the committee with over 350 members deliberated the resolution and eventually voted against it. In a 1 34 to 49 vote, The Senate will begin the hearing on impeachment on February 9th. However, McConnell is not announced how he will vote during the impeachment trial and a stated that he listened to the legal arguments when they're presented to the Senate. Bernie Bennett reporting Jordan into shock, Schumer says Members of the Senate will be sworn in next Tuesday for an impeachment trial that will begin February. 8 once the briefs or drafted presentation by the parties will commence the week of February the eighth. The second impeachment will mark a new precedent making Mr Trump the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office if you give the impeachment any chance To.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KDOW
"Voting during the Corona virus pandemic. But those were challenged by a flood of lawsuits from former President Trump and his allies, underscoring the differences from state to state mail in ballots do on Election day or just postmarked by then absentee voting allowed for all or just voters with an excuse same day or advance only registration. The bill being offered by Democrats asserts Congress's constitutional authority to set the time place and manner of federal elections. National rules they say, would make vote. More uniforms accessible and fair. Republicans reject many of the proposed reforms as federal overreach. Ben Thomas Washington Tuckey Republican Committee rejects a resolution urging Senator Mitch McConnell to condemn the second drop impeachment The Republican Party of Kentucky State Central Committee voted on Saturday to reject a resolution that call for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to condemn the second impeachment trial of former president Trump. Committee member told the career journal that the committee with over 350 members, the liberated the resolution and eventually voted against it. In a 1 34 to 49 vote, The Senate will begin the hearing on impeachment on February 9th. However, McConnell is not announced how he will vote during the impeachment trial and a stated that he listened to the legal arguments when they're presented to the Senate. Bernie Bennett reporting Jordan into shock. Schumer's his members of the Senate will be sworn in next Tuesday for an impeachment trial that will begin February. 8 once the briefs or drafted presentation by the parties will commence the week of February the eighth, the second and basement will mark a new precedent making Mr Trump the first president to face an impeachment trial after leaving office if you give the impeachment any chance To succeed in the Senate. Or the story's, a town hall dot com. Get total freedom in your life safely and quickly build wealth and passive income..
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Of a cause. Cause of democracy. People will of the people has been heard and the world of people has been heated. We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour. My friends, democracy has prevailed. Okay, well, actually, democracy prevailed before the inauguration. Democracy prevailed. When the electoral college did its work. Democracy prevailed in the states certified their votes. Democracy prevailed when Vice President Mike Pence did his duty under the Constitution of the United States and Senator Mitch McConnell did his duty under the Constitution of the United States as far as the fragility of democracy there a couple of ways in which democracy is fragile. And they don't all come from the right wing authoritarians who decided to storm the Capitol building again. The threat to democracy that is inherent in the invasion of your individual rights that is very much on the table, the militarization of all of the major institutions in American society against people who dissent. It is very much on the table. So if you think that democracy has prevailed and will prevail forever more, let me just note here that the authoritarians are very much in control of a lot of institutions in our society. In fact, I will say that if you're worried about the threat to individual rights, you should be worried pretty deeply about the backlash to January 6. You can think that January 6 was incredibly evil that the act of evil that was perpetrate on January 6 months is actress I think it was obviously You can also say that the backlash which has involved the attempted deep platform, and you dismiss and to investigate people who are not involved to lump in everybody together. Suggest that everybody on the right was like the capital writers or incited the capital riots and therefore we need to crack down on all of that. That is, indeed an extraordinarily large threat to democracy. And a longer lasting threat to democracy than a bunch of moronic criminal Ya who's going into the Capitol building and and doing property damage and threatening life. So no, the threat to democracy is is certainly not over and in fact may be accelerating as we'll get to in a second. OK, so Joe Biden then suggests that he is going to confront crises that are facing the country. The way he defines crisis. Every politician has to have a crisis because you have a crisis. Then you can suggest some sort of outside solution. It's the crisis that gives you power. If you're a politician, if you're a politician and you walk into office and you say, you know what He's kind of okay, Everybody goes. Okay. Leave us alone then. But if you can name a crisis, then you can take extraordinary, powerful action against that crisis. So how you define the crisis is quite important to how you define the solution to that crisis. And what kind of powers you believe you need in order to solve that crisis. So here was Joe Biden defining the crises that face the nation. Will press forward with speed and urgency for we have much to do. This winter peril and significant possibilities much to repair much through store much to heal much to build and much to gain a cry for racial justice. Some 400 years in the making moves US dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer cry for survival comes from planet itself. Cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear and now arise uploaded the extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism..
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"New America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate. One of the cars. Because of democracy. The people will of the people has been heard and the world will people has been heated. We've learned again. Democracy is precious democracy is fragile. At this hour. My friends, democracy has prevailed. Okay, well, actually, democracy prevailed before the inauguration. Democracy prevailed. When the Electoral college did its work. Democracy prevailed when the state certified their votes. Democracy prevailed when Vice President Mike Pence did his duty under the Constitution of the United States and Senator Mitch McConnell did his duty under the Constitution of the United States as far as the fragility of democracy there a couple of ways in which democracy is fragile. And they don't all come from the right wing authoritarian to decided to storm the Capitol building again. The threat to democracy that is inherent in the invasion of your individual rights that is very much on the table, the militarization of all of the major institutions in American society against people who dissent. It is very much on the table. So if you think that democracy has prevailed and will prevail forever more, let me just note here that the authoritarians are very much in control of a lot of institutions in our society. In fact, I will say that if you're worried about the threat to individual rights, you should be worried pretty deeply about the backlash to January 6. You can think the January 6 was incredibly evil that the act of evil that was perpetrate on January 6th. Mrs. Actress. I think it was obviously You can also say that the backlash which has involved the attempted deep platform, and you dismiss and to investigate people who are not involved with the lump in everybody together. Suggest that everybody on the right was like the capital writers or incited the capital riots and therefore we need to crack down on all of that. That is indeed an extraordinarily large threat to democracy and a longer lasting threats, democracy than a bunch of moronic criminal ya who's going into the Capitol building and and doing property damage and threatening life. Until know the threat to democracy is certainly not over and in fact may be accelerating as we get to in a second. OK, so Joe Biden then suggests that he is going to confront crises that are facing the country. The way he defines crisis. Every politician has to have a crisis because you have a crisis. Then you can suggest some sort of outside solution. It's the crisis that gives you power. If you're a politician, if you're a politician and you walk into office, and you say, you know what things kind, Okay? Nobody goes. Okay. Leave us alone then. But if you can name a crisis, then you can take extraordinary, powerful action against that crisis. So how you define the crisis is quite important to how you define the solution to that crisis. And what kind of powers you believe you need in order to solve that crisis. So here was Joe Biden defining the crises that face the nation. Will press forward with speed and urgency for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities much to repair much the store much to heal much to build. And much to gain a cry for racial justice. Some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer cry for survival comes from planet itself. Cry. There can't be any more desperate or any more clear and now arise, uploaded extremism, white supremacy,.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, wants to delay the trump impeachment trial until February, telling colleagues he is in no rush. We didn't get into this mess overnight. It's gonna take months for us to turn things around. Let me be equally clear. We will get through this. We will defeat this pandemic. President Biden today announcing Maura details on his plan to slow and end the covert 19 pandemic. He says his covert plan rivals anything they've done after some of the nation's worst natural disasters. This is a model We used to respond to hurricanes Hurricane Sandy, which I was deeply involved with President Biden, ordering all foreign travelers to get covert tested before flying to the U. S. Other orders include speeding vaccine production, freeing disaster relief money and working better with local governments to get vaccines out faster. Andy Field, ABC NEWS Washington In Ohio, the governor says they have a $50 million deal to provide in home rapid testing for Corona virus takes about 15 minutes. It's a tool That health departments have been pushing for, according to Governor DeWine, meantime, no way that the governor is going to be making friends in the hospitality business. The state is extending the 10 o'clock curfew, which hurts bars and restaurants. But the governor's not budging. We understand Where you're coming from. I know this is difficult. I know this is hit your ability to operate. We base this on? The science and Ohio reporting nearly 7300 new cases in the past day with 109 new deaths, the number who died significantly higher than the 21 Day average. Kentucky set a record for the number of deaths and one day 58. While the number of new cases over the past 24 hours is up by more than 3700 in Indiana, they're reporting 3700 new cases and 64 new deaths. Wall Street The Dow closed down 12 points today. NASDAQ Up 74 S and P 500. Up one news radio 700 WLW Sport in soccer news with the second overall pick today in the MLS super drafted FC Cincinnati takes forward Calvin Harris at.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"We all go. The country is divided and getting more so. Most of us understand that another impeachment trial in the Senate will only exacerbate word of the day exacerbate. Political hatred. So I believe President Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell should both speak out against the trial. This combined, of course, would be criticized by his party. If he did that, and he doesn't like to be criticized. He has that in common with Donald Trump. But don't tell me you want to unite the country, Mr President. If you support an impeachment play in the Senate, because, you know That Million's of Trump voters. Will dislike that Senator McConnell, Republican. Is another story. What is the benefit of Mitch McConnell telling Republican senators That? Well, you might vote for impeachment. It's not a problem. If you do, 16 Republicans must cross over and find Mr Trump guilty. For him to be symbolically removed from office. Of course, he's out of office. So all of this is a show. But instead of saying we don't need this, this is unnecessary. Mitch McConnell is not Doing that. It's McConnell think this is helping the Republican Party. It's not It's dividing it. It's making Democrats stronger. This is not about justice. You can believe whatever you want to believe about Donald Trump, but you cannot prove that he directly incited violence at the Capitol. And as we pointed out, and others have as well, he has exculpatory statements. A few minutes before that horror unfolded at the Capitol. So he would never be convicted in any kind of a cord of anything yet. They're going to drag him into the Senate, and he will not have to be there physically. But they're gonna try to humiliate President Trump Further. Why? Other than hatred and vengeance now? I believe Mitch McConnell does not like Donald Trump. I believe it's personal with Makhan. He is a very arrogant man. I know that firsthand because I dealt with him on case law, which he destroyed singlehandedly. I also believe Mitch McConnell is power mad. And he's mad that he lost his Senate majority position because of the election in Georgia. He blames Trump Trump blames him because McConnell blocked the $2000 Cove. It checks So we have a big mess. But shouldn't all of these politicians in Washington put the country first? What's good for the country? I'll tell you, and it's simple. For us and now proceed with the Biden administration. Put the Trump administration in the rear view. Stop the madness and stop the hatred. I'm Bill O'Reilly and I approve that message by writing. It disagree..
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Biden completes his oath of office on Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell goes from being the most effective Senate majority leader the Republicans have had in my lifetime to being the equal of the most influential Senate minority leader in history. Given the 50 50 split in the Senate, the GOP's de facto leader is now McConnell. He certainly its most powerful figure in his vast abilities are going to be necessary to check on the Biden administration to guard against the return to the appeasement that defined the Obama years. He'll be assisted by soon to be former Secretary of State Michael Palm Pale and key leaders in the Senate like Tom Cotton of Arkansas. On the domestic front, McConnell council was successful governors like Rhonda Santa's of Florida in Doug Ducey of Arizona. His colleague in the house. Kevin McCarthy will remain his key partner. But it is to McConnell that Republicans should look now and the Republicans are blessed to have him. I'm you human! Public policy, not pepper, dine dot e. D u Britain is to extend the rollout of its Corona virus vaccine program by offering jabs to those over the age of 70 in areas where those deemed to be the most vulnerable have already received their first dose more than 3.8 million people across the UK have already received their first dose of vaccine. The early phase of the vaccination program is and focused on the most vulnerable groups. Those over the age of 18, the residents and nursing homes and their carers and staff in hospitals. Britain is also opening another 10, mass vaccination centers this week and a pilot program to provide 24 hour vaccinations will commence in London hospitals by the end of January. Respondent Jeremy House reports that Britain's vaccines minister said the normal date time slots work much more conveniently for those over the age of 80. But the nighttime appointments may be handier for those in large lower age groups. Breaking news and analysis. The town hall dot com. Nancy W. Is Legal Defense Fund is launching a scholarship program to create a new generation of civil rights lawyers with a $40 million gift from a single anonymous donor. The program will pay all the educational costs of 50 students at law schools around the country and in return Those 15 new lawyers must commit to eight years of civil rights legal work in the south, the ground, breaking one of a kind pipeline program to produce the next generation of civil rights lawyers. Service, the rising power of the south and black communities in the South Spokesperson Jen a. Nelson, says the marshal Motley scholars program Is part of a renewed effort to fulfill the promise of the Brown V. Board of Education case. That Thurgood Marshall argued before.
"senator mitch mcconnell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The Rise of the Modern Senate and the crippling of American Democracy. It's about how the Senate became as polarized as it is today. And how the filibuster became a tool, enabling the minority to systematically block the majority. He writes about the filibusters roots in southern senators upholding slavery and later in blocking civil rights legislation. Who is the innovator of making that supermajority routine and nailing the minority to block any legislation. It wants to more than any other single, Senator Mitch McConnell is responsible for the overuse of the filibuster. This is simply a fact. It was. It came into frequent use, and I don't want to downplay the role that Democrats played here from the 19 seventies through the 19 eighties and into the two thousand's leaders of both parties began to use it more frequently. Senator Harry Reid, My former boss used it under President George W. Bush. Ah, good deal. But when Mitch McConnell became leader, first minority leader In 2007. He began using the filibuster at a rate that had never been seen before in the Senate, and his key innovation was to use it, not just with the intent. Making it harder to pass individual bills, but of deploying it as a weapon of mass obstruction against every single thing that moved in the Senate, which had the net effect of grinding the gears of the Senate to a halt. And creating what appeared to any casual observer to be a completely gridlocked Washington. The Senate is now going to be split. 50 50. With comma Harris as vice president, having the ability to break the tie if there is a tie. So it's not enough to pass the threshold of filibuster and closure. So what does this narrow margin get the Democrats in the Senate? Well. Majority. Even the slimmest majority possible gives you a ton of power in the Senate. It puts you in control of all the committees. It doesn't matter if your majority is one seat or even hinging on. Vice presidency or if it's 10 seats, you have control of all of the committees. It also makes Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, and Mitch McConnell the minority later and that means that Schumer, not McConnell can determine what bills come to the floor. That is a huge difference. We saw how important this is. Just last month with the fight over direct payment checks where the bill that passed the House was denied a vote because Mitch McConnell simply refused to bring it up for a vote in the Senate. So even having the ability to determine what bills come to the floor can be very important in the Senate. It means that whether they pass or fail All our most of President Biden's major legislative agenda items will get a vote in the Senate. Well, we about to see a strategic war between Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. I think we are on. I think that what happens is going to have massive and very important ramifications, not just for the Senate as an institution, but for The everyday lives of American people. My personal views of the inevitable outcome of this war is going to be some kind of Senate reform that lowers the threshold from 60 votes to somewhere closer to a majority. I would prefer that it go all the way to a majority, but we'll see what happens. I think that the simple fact of the matter is that Even if President Biden tries to secure bipartisan cooperation with Republicans. It's simply not going to be forthcoming to the extent that he needs it to be, and that is going to force the question of whether Democrats simply want to give up on their agenda or reforms Senate so that they can pass bills on a majority basis. Every Senate has the right to make its own rules. But what does it take to pass through those rules? Do you need a supermajority? You need a simple you you only need a simple majority to change the rules. This has evolved as a president starting in the 19 seventies but is really been set in concrete first by Reid when he deployed the nuclear option to change the rules in 2013. Then was affirmed by McConnell when he used a simple majority to change the rules in 2017 to confirm justice Gorsuch, So that means that while reform is complicated, it only takes 51 votes to do it, and I think Democrats might find themselves quickly facing the choice of reforming the rules or getting nothing done. What's how the rules back from being reformed in the past is that when Democrats are in the majority, and they have a chance to reform the rules and did offer Republicans when they're in the majority and have the chance to reform their rules. They're afraid of how it will be used against them. The next time they're in the minority. Yes, And that's a legitimate fear, and I don't want to downplay it. But the simple fact of the matter is that the ability of the minority to block the majority from taking action benefits conservatives, farm or Thanet benefits. Liberals. I think this is misaligned. So the gyroscope of American politics. I think our system works well when progressive politicians pass legislation that helps improve people's lives that expands the social safety net. On that fixes some of the fundamental imbalances of our democracy. And then you know if Republicans take back power, they control away at those excesses. Maybe, you know, cut spending, etcetera, etcetera. What we have now is a system where nothing gets done. We have major crises that we're facing from climate change to income inequality to democracy reform. And the super majority threshold simply allows a minority of conservatives to block anything from getting done, and I think that's an unsustainable dynamic for a democracy. You've written that you think whatever Biden accomplishes is basic and have to be through executive action. Do you think that's true? Even if the threshold to override the filibuster is lowered from 3/5 to something else? Think lowering the threshold opens up a world of possibilities. I think that it's still going to be difficult, you know, Getting to 50 51 votes requires securing the votes of Democratic senators like Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Kristen Cinema of Arizona, who tend to be pretty conservative. But this was Madison sold point. This is why he set the threshold at a majority. It's hard to secure majorities for legislation in the House and the Senate and get the president to sign them. It's a big challenge. It doesn't lead to untrammeled majority rule, but it does lead to things getting done, and I think the Senate will be better off as an institution in America in general will be better off. If the Senate can once again pass thoughtful policy solutions to the challenges America faces. The merry introduce you if you're just joining us,.
Democrats take control of US Senate
"Forgiven if you don't remember it now. But the week began with the revelation that trump had called georgia's secretary state and pressured him over an hour to just recalculate the presidential vote in his favor to find the votes. Just one more than the margin to flip the state and on tuesday we had the georgia senate runoff which resulted in the improbable. Victories by democrat. Jon ossoff n raphael warnock today. Republican produce actually conceded the closer those two races and congratulated also on his. The two wins in georgia. Mean that senator mitch. Mcconnell will lose his job as majority leader because the senate will be split fifty fifty an incoming president kamala harris will hold the tiebreaker. So that's a bummer. For mitch. now there's a pretty urging question given the possibility of a second impeachment trial and generally about the agenda for the biden administration confirming cabinet members as well of when warnock ossoff. We'll be seated. After all the point of impeaching. The president isn't just impeachment. Second time to get him out of office requires two thirds of the senate to vote to convict which is tall order. Dangle thinks they wouldn't even take it up but two democratic senators were certainly helped the cause georgia counties until january fifteenth. One week from today to certify the election results after that the sector state. Brad robbins burger has another week until the twenty second to certify statewide and then finally the two incoming democratic centers can be sworn it now robbins. Berger says he's aiming to have the certified by joe biden's inauguration on january twentieth. That's no short thing. No matter what happens. Democrats will not have the senate majority in the senate until after the inauguration because again the vice president holds a tiebreaker. For what it's worth. If mike pence somehow becomes president in the next days he gets to choose new. Vp that spot does not automatically go to nancy. Pelosi or anyone else now. House democrats are looking to vote on articles of impeachment next week. If they passed by majority they would then good senate remember. Trump's last senate impeachment. Trial lasted four weeks so it seems unlikely we would see a senate vote anyway before january twentieth. There is a twist here. Which is that trump could potentially still be. Impeached leaves office. There's some legal debate on that question. Impeachment conviction doesn't just remove a president could also bar him from holding office in the future. What duke reports. Democrats believe that possibility could senate republicans some of whom are eyeing a twenty twenty four bid themselves matter what happens. The reality is that as bad as the week has been for the country and it's been one of the worst i've seen. We lost another almost four thousand people to the coronavirus. Today it's also been a disastrous week for the republican party. The dust clears democrats are about to take full control. The government house senate presidency and they have their work cut out for them
Trump Administration Adds Tariffs To Some Merchandise Out Of France
"If you're looking to buy a new handbag some cognac or a lipstick you could be looking at higher prices. That's because the trump administration is putting new tariffs on goods from europe. Npr's scott horsely explains. Why judy taylor runs. An upscale boutique in new york city called madison avenue tour. Among the items she sells are luxury handbags from paris which can retail for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. We specialize in her mess. We have a robust online website and by appointment only showroom business online has been good. Taylor says even during the pandemic. if you can't travel and you want to do something for the holidays the chances are you're gonna buy something luxurious but the cost of importing. French handbags is about to go up as of today. The trump administration is imposing a twenty five percent tariff on more than a billion dollars worth of french imports including lipstick. Fancy soap and handbags. That's a challenge for taylor who was already facing higher prices for bags. As a result of factory shutdowns last spring little happen is basically the same thing that happened with everything passed onto the consumer. The administration says his living. These tariffs in retaliation for france's new tax on digital services which critics say unfairly targets. Us tech giants like google and facebook match years has an industry. Trade group called the computer and communications industry association when our trading partners are mating their new taxes after us companies it's clear their targeting american business for discriminatory treatment and it's necessary to take a stand and the new tax on handbags not the outgoing president's only parting tariff shot next week the administration courts new import taxes on cognac and certain wines from france and germany christine cacho of the distilled spirits council knows other european winds were already hit with import taxes as part of a long running battle over government. Subsidies for revel jet makers boeing and airbus. It's very unfortunate that our industry continues to be a victim in these trade disputes. That have nothing to do with our industry but that kind of collateral damage is not unusual in a trade war. Scotland succumb of libertarian. Cato institute notes that european tariffs took game at bourbon in an effort to get the attention of kentucky. Senator mitch mcconnell. The idea is to cause some pain to export orders. That are politically connected. American whiskey exports to europe have plunged by forty one percent since those tariffs were imposed. The kasha says the pain is not limited to mcconnell's home you know. American whiskey is actually exported from us distillers located in thirty nine states. So it's not just the kentucky or tennessee issue it really is united states. Shoe get got a couple of weeks. The new biden administration will take charge of us trade policy while the president-elect has promised a more conciliatory approach lindsey. Graham is not holding his breath that tens of billions of dollars in trump tariffs will suddenly be unwound given kind of current populist moment in the united states. It's going to be difficult for the biden administration to eliminate all up at madison avenue. Couture judy taylor is still hoping the incoming administration does lift the tax on french handbags. Otherwise she says people seeking a luxury gift may turned swiss watches instead scott horsely. Npr news washington.
Congressional leaders reach agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 relief package
"Agreed on another package of Cove in 19 relief today, Hours before the government faced to shut down, Senator Mitch McConnell announced the deal on the Senate floor. This agreement Will provide huge songs or the logistics that will get these lifesaving shots. You are citizens as fast as possible. The measure still faces votes in the House and Senate.
How does Puerto Rico become a state?
"It's common for people to lump puerto rican statehood and dc statehood in with each other and there are some parallels. Like part of rico. Dc is more populous than the states of vermont and wyoming yet. It enjoys no meaningful representation in congress and like puerto rico. This lack of independence has often put the district at the mercy of petty battles for political clout considered former congressman jason. Chafe it's who was elected to represent district in southeastern utah to the dismay of dc's liberal city council. This conservative politicians spent a significant chunk of two thousand fifteen. Nc thousand sixteen obstructing cities decision to legalise cannabis and to authorize euthanasia in certain circumstances. Schafer's threatened mayor bowser with jail. If she allowed legal marijuana she allowed it. I have a lot of things to do here. In the district of columbia me. Being in jail wouldn't be a good thing. Meanwhile puerto ricans reeling from hurricane. Maria could only watch as senate. Republicans held up the passage of a robust disaster. Eight bill for weeks on top of that. The economic fate of the island hinges on a bankruptcy like process established by congress called presa promise stands for puerto rico oversight management and economic stability act. You'll notice is not a perfect bill in the right direction. Those nielsen bus. Though john this it s mesa people born in puerto. Rico are us citizens receive a social security number at birth and are eligible for an american passport. They can relocate to the continental. Us and work freely the do not have to deal with the barriers that apply to most immigrants and yet their citizenship is conditional. Even if puerto ricans on the island wanted to vote for the president of the united states last november third the constitution forbids it and despite counting three point one million residents. So that's more than the dakotas en vermont combined. Puerto rico is not entitled to voting senators or to a commensurate number of house representatives. And as we get into later in this episode this is far from being the only tangible consequence of the island's status as a territory of the united states which brings us back to the big fundamental question that freeze puerto rico on november third should puerto rico be admitted immediately into the union as a state. Yes or no. On election day. Puerto ricans voted in favor of becoming the fifty first state. The vote was non-binding and would need the approval of congress to push statehood forward Directly voted in in an absolute majority more than fifty two percent to pursue stated that result sets the wheels in motion for the island's governor to appoint a commission which in turn will develop a transition plan for congress and the president's review that same day. These voters also handed a narrow victory to gubernatorial candidate. Pedro pierluisi from the new progressive party. While he's opponent. Carlos delgado favored the status quo. Pierre-louis is one of puerto rico's fiercest advocates for statehood here. He is in february. Two thousand fifteen introducing statehood bill before congress at the time. Pierluigi was puerto rico's resident commissioner. Which is a nonvoting seat in the house of representatives. Bipartisan bill introducing today flows from and builds upon the two thousand twelve referendum and the federal appropriation enacted in response to that referendum. In other words this bill is being filed now because the strategic foundation is firmly in place every action i take is designed to advance the statehood calls because it is beyond dispute that territory star status is the main source of wrinkles grave economic and social problems. There's no question that the united states treatment of puerto rico as a territory of second-class citizens has caused very tangible damage. But what must come next may not be as simple as deciding. Yes or no on statehood as both senator mitch. Mcconnell and governor elect purely suggest in fact november third marked puerto rico's six referendum on the question of statehood previous attempts have been mired in controversy and bigger opposed for example the two thousand seventeen referendum drew a ninety seven percent majority for statehood pretty clear-cut right but actually voter participation was abysmal that year. Thanks to a very effective very organized. Boycott participation was hired as time around but opponents of the referendum have argued that the question was stacked that it may not have been obvious to voters that a no steve hood was in fact a yes on independence or some alternative status opponents say the ladder deserves consideration that distinction between dc and rico matters a great deal. No one is seriously arguing that the nation's capital should become an independent nation. Instead the concerns over self rule truly boil down for dc statehood or no statehood. Not so with purdah rico. And it all comes down to the island's history joining me. Today is in is auto a civil rights lawyer at the center for constitutional rights and the author of. It's time to talk about cuba and puerto rico to an essay published in issue. Twenty seven of current affairs magazine angelo. Welcome to deconstructed high grabbing to understand. Why puerto rico faces a much more complicated question than statehood or no steve hood. I think it's important to grapple a bit with its relationship with the rest of the country in your recent essay. You argue that. Puerto rico gives us a sense of what cuba might look like today if it was still under american control. What is the context in which puerto rico becomes. Us territory rico. Became a territory. Much like cuba fell under united states. Monitor ship dominion through the eighteen. Ninety eight spanish-american war in which the united states took possession of guam had dominion over the philippines. And of course cuban puerto rico
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