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"senator murkowski" Discussed on WTOP
"Has become the second Senate Republican to oppose voting on a Supreme Court nominee before the presidential election. More from CBS correspondent Maria Garcia. In a statement, Senator Murkowski says quote I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election. We are now even closer to the 2020 election and I believe the same standard must apply. Fellow Republican Susan Collins also says she does not support moving to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November 3rd presidential contest. Maria Garcia CBS News Tributes continuing to port in pouring after the death of Justice Ginsburg, who died of cancer Friday at the age of 87. She was the second woman to serve on the high court and a familiar face at Georgetown law were her late husband, Martin spent many years teaching tax law. Bill trainer dean of the school talks to W. T. O P is Mike Murillo about how we got to know Ginsberg Over the years as she returned time and time again to speak with students. She would come and AH are big amphitheater has a door on the stage. And to walk out with her and to see the students and just their faces lighting up. There's so many of them wearing notorious RBG T shirts, but just their faces lighting up when they saw their hero. That's It's a memory that I will always treasure. He also talked about the almost rock star status that she had it the school. I have never seen anybody who had the same status with students. Ah, That Justice Ginsburg headed not even close and it was it was remarkable, and it was fun to watch because I think it would never have occurred to her during most of Riker than in her eighties. She would become an icon, and it was clear that she was just so happy to see the way in which she was inspiring the next generation of students and what pleasure she took in coming in and just seeing how much she meant to them. You also recall the time that Justice was joined on stage by former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. It was really it was, it was a great occasion. Ah, it was clear that President Bill Clinton took such pride in having selected her. Hey, talked about the meeting that they've had in the White House where he was choosing. Who would succeed justice White and he just, he said. As soon as they talked, he knew that he was somebody who she wanted on the Supreme Court and the relationship that we had with she had with Secretary Clinton. You know both, you know, Women Trail Blazers and the way in which Justice Ginsberg had been an inspiration for Secretary Clinton. 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"senator murkowski" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The's decisions will not be subject to political influence from the White House. I'll be very quick in my answer, because this is more in Dr Collins lean. But as an example, the FDA generally advises a minimum population size for pre life insure safety database for preventive vaccines to exceed 3000 patients. These trials have 30,000 patients in them. This isn't so much about time is it is it is about events. And we have so many more people tenfold involved in these trials that we have the potential to be able to recognize a safety and efficacy signal. Ah, lot sooner. We also have a higher incidence of background to these prevalence, and that's a bad thing. But it means that in terms of getting a signal, they're valid scientific reasons to expect that we will both get a safety and efficacy signal in a very short order. So so and you hold on Just a second, Please, Dr Collins. Look, I appreciate that. But what people are looking War is administratively off. What are we doing? What systems do we have? Because look, if this administration's vaccine review process is his evidence based in free from political influence as you both are suggesting, why do you believe the leading covert 19 vaccine manufacturers took the unprecedented step of jointly releasing a public pledge yesterday committing to an evidence based vaccine review process focused solely on safety and efficacy? I can give you at least part of that answer, and that's because Dr Collins and I have been on the phone with them and really putting forward a full court press to help and still confidence in the vaccine process that we know is Senator Murkowski just mentioned has been wavering long before Kobe and because my time is short, I'm going to move on to another topic. I understand you have something to say to Dr Collins, but I want to touch Again on the Save act that Senator Murkowski was talking about. If we expect the American public, Dr Adams to have confidence in these products, we need to ensure that they have full confidence in the review process. In addition to the general meeting they're holding in October. Do you believe FDA is Vaccines and related Biological products Advisory Committee should hold public meetings, review clinical trial data and released their findings to the public before FDA approves or authorizes. Accion product as they normally would. I think we need to follow the process because the process works. I think we need to be careful about inserting new barriers in the process because it is just as unethical, Teo me. I just because the time is limited. This isn't a new barrier new process. This is the existing process, right? I believe we need to follow the existing process. So you support that. Do you believe that the CDC is advisory Committee on immunization practices. Should meet publicly review data and issue public recommendations for each Coben 19 vaccine that enters the market. So healthcare providers across the country are confident giving these vaccines to their patients again. I believe we need to follow the process and engage healthcare providers that everyone has confidence. Okay. Dr Jerome at insurgent general. Scene is really only effective if people are willing to use it. So I just want to touch on what the Save act does a little bit working with Senator Murkowski and send it abroad, for instance, we've introduced this is bipartisan legislation that would improve public confidence in the vaccine review process by helping to ensure that these independent FDA and CDC reviews take place in a transparent free from political influence without slowing down the development of safe and effective vaccines. So I just want you both to know that's what the Save act is about. We believe these processes are replace. These experts are used to doing this work their independent. I'm going to continue to push for this legislation to be included in the next Cove relief package, and I look forward to working with you with ideas about other ways. We can strengthen the transparency of this process and really again help the American people understand what the processes are, why you both are so confident that the scientists will be able to do their work. Think what you want on the counters. Time's expired. I am gonna let Dr Collins if you had something to add. I'll give you time to do it. Thank you. Well, just very quickly. You asked about the statement by the nine CEOs, and I think they were responding out of their concern, which very much share surgeon general. And I do. And I think all of you do that. There is this strong public distrust and skepticism and they wanted to come out and say very clearly. Hey, we're not trying to pull something here. We don't We've been putting forward anything that's not absolutely safe and effective were pledging this in writing. I hope that added a little bit more confidence to the people who are still looking at this and wondering. I was glad to see the state Dr Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you. Mr Chairman, and I want to thank the members of the panels for your your testimony today. I have to thank you particular Dr Collins for the slide, So his description of the process there's leading towards a vaccine was with most informative on colorful. I want to pick up on That Senator Borkowski described on. That's what the guys to the growing sentiment. I think across our country of people who are if you will and tiebacks people who are avoiding vaccines, and I have been approached during business to my state by people who have the whole books. They're written, describing why vaccines are bad why they're made from adulterated sources and I won't go into all the details, but Not like just a social media phenomenon. It's a literally are literally books out there. They're written to describe why vaccines are bad, and I wonder is if it is not made sense for for our government to put on a very comprehensive effort to dispel this growing sense of vaccines being bad. And I don't know how you do that. But it would kind of mind that you're doing that. With your gust of tobacco and massive advertising on TV. You'd have debates you could call in these people who write these books and had discussions with them, which are which are publicized could have much for aggressive campaign on social media. I guess the question I'm asking is should we be doing more than we're doing? And what could we be doing Teo to resolve the The debate the uncertainty that so many Americans have about the wisdom of receiving vaccine last Dr Collins and the surgeon general calls you're responded that we'll start with the surgeon general have a lot to say about this. This has been, of course, an issue for our country, not just in this season of covert 19. But before that, and particularly one has seen the consequences of that with measles, For instance, which into the year 2000. We declared that the US that succeeded in effectively And getting rid of measles. And now last year we had more than 1000 cases, and people have forgotten that kids die of that disease and continue to die in other parts of the world. I think we have benefited from the success of vaccine so that a generation has sort of lost track of the fact that these are preventing diseases that take lives. I just saw an estimate that if you looked at all the Children born in 2009, and you asked what would have happened if none of these vaccines have been available 42,000 of them. I would have died. Imagine that 42,000 kids dying for preventable conditions because vaccines are not available. Well, they're available now. But if they're not getting used, were facing that same kind of terrible consequence. And it is heartbreaking. And I must say, frustrating and sometimes even causes you a little bit of anger and frustration that this kind of misinformation is so readily spread about people who have another agenda, and we have a hard hard road to go to try to counter that when so many people don't see in their own expert Reince. The reason why this is such a life saving activity, But I'm going on a bit. Surgeon general. Please say what we should do about no Thankyou Senator and I'll very quickly walked through the Department of Health and Human Services is using.
Republican Senator Murkowski will not vote to remove Trump from office
"Meanwhile the impeachment trial of president trump continued today Alaskan Republican senator Lisa Murkowski says she will not vote to remove the president from office I cannot vote to convict the constitution provides for impeachment but does not demanded in all instances speaking on the Senate floor more county called trump's behavior shameful and wrong adding that is personal interests do not take president over the national
Senator Murkowski rejects witnesses in Trump impeachment trial
"Latest news center the Macau speed house she will not allegedly be requesting away this is in the travesty that is the impeachment trial in the Senate so eminently by six o'clock we may have a vote on who witnesses and not having witnesses and maybe an acquittal soon there off the all may be stretching to Saturday we will keep you
"senator murkowski" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Thank you Mrs Chief Justice and also want to thank. The senator is again again for your hospitality listening to both sides as we've endeavoured to answer your questions. Thank you for that question. I think first and foremost the has been a troubling pattern of possible conflicts of interest that we've seen from the beginning of this administration through this moment but the allegation here related to the abuse. The power charge is that in this specific instance. The president tried to cheat by soliciting foreign interference parents in an American election by trying to gin up phony investigations against a political opponent. Now what counsel for the President has said is that what the president was really interested in is corruption that he he's an anti corruption. Crusader for you to believe the president narrative narrative you have to conclude that he's an anti corruption crusader. Perhaps his domestic record is part of what senators can unreasonably considered. But let's look at the facts of the central charge here. The president had two calls. What President's Alinsky on April Twenty first and on July twenty fifth in both instances? He did not mention the word corruption. Once released the transcripts the word corruption was not mentioned by Donald Trump. Once we also know that in May of last year President Trump's own department of just defense indicated that the new Ukrainian government had met all necessary preconditions for the receipt of the military aid including the implementation of anti corruption reforms that President Trump's department of defense saying saying there is no corruption concern as it relates to the release of the aid. Now I I think we can all acknowledge as the President's council indicated that there was a general corruption challenge with Ukraine. I think the exact quote from Mister Perot was since the fall of the Soviet Union crane has suffered from one of the worst environments for corruption in the world. Certainly I believe that that's the case. But here's the key question. Why did President Trump wait until twenty nine thousand nine hundred to pretend as if he wanted to do something about corruption? Let's explore. Oh did you crane. Have corruption problem in two thousand seventeen. Generally the answer is yes. That president trump dislike foreign aid in two thousand seventeen. The answer is yes. What president trump do about these alleged concerns in twenty seventeen the answer? The answer is nothing under the same exact conditions that the president now claims motivated him to seek a phony political investigation against the Biden's take a hold on the money. The president did nothing. He did not seek an investigation into the Biden's in twenty seventeen. He did not put a hold on the aid. Eight and two thousand seventeen. But the trump administration oversaw five hundred sixty million dollars in military and security aid to Ukraine and twenty Seven teen in two thousand eighteen the same conditions existed if president trump is truly an anti anti corruption crusader. But what happened in two thousand eighteen. He didn't seek an investigation into the Biden's he didn't put a hold on the aid. Rather rather the trump administration saw six hundred and twenty million dollars in military and security aid to Ukraine which brings exist to this moment. Why the sudden interest in BEREA SMA in the Biden's an alleged corruption concerns about Ukraine? What changed in two thousand nineteen? What change is that? Joe Biden announced his candidacy. The president was concerned with that candidacy polls had him losing to the former vice president and he was determined to stop. Joe Biden By trying to cheat in the election smear him solicit foreign interference in twenty twenty. That is an abuse of power that is is corrupt. Thank God manager. Are you interested in learning how enterprise scale companies drive organic traffic to increase their online visibility than download the voice of search podcast from the heart of Silicon Valley here search metrics inc.. CEO Jordan Kuni. Does he delivers actionable. Insights Dowdy was data to navigate at the ever changing landscape of Google Apple Amazon. The voices of search odd cast arms search engine marketers and business analysts with the latest news and insights. They gave to navigate the ever changing landscape of search engine optimization and content. Are you ready to learn to use search data defined strategic insights about your competition petition in your industry as a whole and search for voices of search wherever you download your podcasts. That's three simple words voices of search to learn the secrets of search engine and content marketing..
"senator murkowski" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"MR chief justice. Senators thank you for that question. I think the concerns. They're very well founded. I think that they are concerns. That echo back to our founding when Alexander Hamilton warned in federalists number sixty sixty five precisely against partisan impeachments partisan impeachment is one of the greatest dangers that the framers saw in the impeachment power and end in federal is number sixty five Hamilton specifically said that impeachments could become persecution by an intemperate or designing majority in the House News. Excuse me in the House of Representatives and and that is what we have in this case in fact. There was bipartisan opposition to the articles of impeachment. Here in the house so this is one of the it is the most divisive sort of an impeachment could be brought here and it reflects very poorly on the process that was running the house. which did not have had bipartisan support? And the charges were ultimately adopted in the house because it is a purely partisan impeachment and I think I think that that's important to bear in mind also that the house managers themselves. Some of the members of this chamber at the time of the Clinton impeachment warned earned very eloquently against partisan impeachments. They recognized that. A partisan impeachment would not be valid that it would do grave damage into our political community to our policy to the country who create deep divisions would last for years and in the Clinton impeachment. They made those warnings when it was not even a rising in the context of an election year. Now we have a partisan impeachment as we pointed out when there's an election only nine months away and it will be perceived and is perceived by many in the country as simply an attempt to interfere with the election and to prevent voters from having their choice of who they want to be president for the next four years and the house. Managers have said. We can't allow voters to decide because we can't be sure it will be a fair election and that that can't be the way we approach democracy in the United States. We have to respect the ability of voters to take in information because all the information is out now. They've had plenty of their opportunity with the the process that they ran in the house to make all the information that they want and to be able to make their accusations against the president. We think they've been disproved. And the voters should be able to decide and the most important thing the greatest danger from this partisan impeachment. I believe is the one that minority leaders Schumer warned warned about back in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight which is at once we start down the road of purely partisan impeachments once we start to normalize that process and make it all right to have a purely partisan impeachment especially in an election year. Then we just turn impeachment into a partisan political political tool and it'll be used again and again and again and more frequently and more frequently and that's not a process that is not not a future for the country that this chamber should accept instead this chamber should put an end to the growing pattern towards partisan impeachments speech moments in this country. Put an end to that practice and definitively made clear that a purely partisan impeachment not based on adequate charges not based on charges that meet the constitutional standard will not get any consideration in this chamber. And we'll be rejected. Thank you thank you. Council.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"And good evening. I'm Erin Burnett. Tonight we are just moments away from the senators going back into that chamber with the chief justice. These are the final few hours this is it. The senators will have to question both trump's legal team and the house managers as Democrats continue to push for witnesses ahead of the key vote tomorrow the lead Democratic House manager at this moment Adam Schiff has a new proposal He says to that if you get witnesses says if you're GONNA vote with him there They'll get deposed in a week and they believe that. Then we'll go very quickly to alleviate concerns which of course have been put out there that once you have witnesses his All all time is thrown out of the window and a significant amount of time passes by saying no. That's not the case and As we've seen throughout this trial of course a one surprise after another and and you just saw Alan Dershowitz trying to explain away what he said yesterday about an incredibly expansive view of Executive Power Phil Mattingly is out front live on Capitol Hill Phil. What are you hearing about this new proposal? That chairmanship is putting out. And more importantly does this breakthrough to people who have bought into the. If you get witnesses I says this becomes a very prolonged process. Aaron I want to walk you through. What just occurred on the Senate floor which could potentially be very important moment and it included? chairmanships proposal does all of trying to limit to one week depositions for any potential witnesses that would be subpoenaed what we saw shortly before the break. Senator Lamar Alexander one of basically two Republicans looking at this point who haven't made up their mind on where they stand. Alexander has sat silently throughout the course of the last day and a half as these questions have moved through more than one hundred and forty questions. Sion's up to this point. He proceeded to ask his first question. Now we all perked up. Everybody essentially froze when Senator Alexander asked that question because we've been waiting for any sign from which way leaning at this point in time. The question was this do you. Can you compare to the house. Managers the bipartisanship between the Nixon proceedings the Clinton impeachment proceedings things and the current proceedings. And he asked that question with two conservative. Republican Steve Daines of Montana Ted Cruz of Texas which we all kind of thought was assigned to some degree and then Zoe lofgren one of the house else. Managers who was involved in the Nixon proceedings was involved in the Clinton proceedings came and made the case for why she believed at some point based on the evidence that she had seen up to this point. This could who'd become bipartisan. Even if it hadn't been yet and I'm told bipartisanship or their lack thereof has been a significant concern for Lamar Alexander that was followed by Chuck Schumer following up with the question where the shift proposal came out in the Mitch. McConnell immediately following up for a question as well everybody's trying to get a sense of where Lamar Alexander was that exchange that series. Aaron could be very important Morton as we wait for those undecided senators to make up their mind. All right felt thank you very much and as we get more you hear more of these few minutes that we have before the break Ends in the senators. Go back into the chamber. We'll go back to Phil. I WanNa right now though. Go to Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. He's been in that Senate trial afternoon And senator what. What did you make of that moment of senator under Alexander's question and where he stands? Obviously when it comes to Your pushes Democrats four witnesses. Lamar Alexander is Central. He certainly is has and Erin my take is. There are a number of Republican senators. That are wrestling with this question. Of how how you can go forward with a fair trial without having witnesses who can make firsthand account. I also think that what Adam Schiff was trying to do with to be conciliatory. There are a lot of ways you know to get their vote on a witness. The justice signs off on a subpoena. You can be off to the races so there are a lot of senators who I think are going to be up late tonight. Really thinking through a bit of history because years from now people I believe are going to say did he have a fair trial. That's what I got at home in places. Donald Trump won in places Hillary Clinton so the witness vote is coming right. That's what this is what it is about right now Should there be fifty fifty. Tie Your colleague Senator. Richard Blumenthal says says that Chief Justice Roberts should break that tie and your colleague Senator Chris Murphy also a Democrat says Chief Justice Roberts should not break that tie. Where do you stand senator? Peter my sense is and I have tried to study John Roberts. The chief justice for number of years my sense is because because he feels so strongly about not affecting political judgments might take is he would be very reluctant to break. Hi and a base that on having studied him for going with a will not not should not and it is more a watch his style. You see his reluctance to get immersed in politics to be the political decision maker. That's what's coloring my judgment. You Know Rand Paul Roy Question Today Senator Paul and in that question as you know senator he named the whistle blower now Chief Justice Roberts refused to read that right. He has read questions which describes things about the whistle or he refused. Read a question in which that name appeared so rampal Then went back and senator read his question allowed to reporters in the halls of the Senate. We obviously are not reporting on that name. Should Senator Paul face any consequences. I am CO chair of the Whistle Blower Caucus. I feel very strongly that it's important. It's critical to protect whistleblowers. And I will tell you Erin on the basis of what has has happened over the last couple of months with the blowers are certainly left. Likely to to come forward The chief justice made a ruling ruling disposes of it and a final question senator. Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President trump wouldn't be acquitted if the Senate trial does not include witnesses witnesses at the at the heart of well. It can't be a meaningful vote. If it did not actually include all the information if the Senate votes to quit without calling witnesses senator. Will you accept that result as an acquittal. My concern is and we're still in a period where things are very fluid that I'm going to spend it's all my time every bit time. Trying to approach a Republicans and talk about the historical impact of the system's going to set that a precedent. This is going to set a precedent that a lot of senators are going to have to have to face for years to come and I'm going to focus on trying to get Republican support for key witness witnesses with first hand knowledge. All right thank you very much senator. I appreciate your time and Lura. I WanNa go right to you. We're GONNA join in just a few moments by members of the President's defense team to talk about some of this But but obviously Congressman Schiff is saying look. This isn't doesn't mean weeks or months it doesn't mean we don't Donovan Endgame. We're going to depose any people. Okay made it clear. It was open ended within a week and they could do that. They could do that behind closed doors and it's going to move very quickly a is that true. Do you actually think it'll happen. Why didn't they are following the precedent? We sat in the Clinton Clinton impeachment trial but the problem is the deciding of who the witnesses his will be and the streamlining of the questions. What are the most important parts? It is difficult to assume you could actually get comprehensive and long-term depositions from any one particular witness given given the gravity of the issues however you could do so everyone engine the same thing I think in many ways schiff was saying this because he wanted to say. Can you at least allow for there to be some form of a fair trial in process. Could you at least allow what we've done in the past before much less than a matter of how quickly it could do it you can get debited day. You can get two days you can do three days. It could be a short time period of do so but I think arguing was more so political than it was about the amount of time trying to trying to get them on board now to this point right and it was. It was a moment. You know the chief the justice. It's this odd thing literally these very former little index cards. The car the the questions are written on them in the senator stands up and says I have a question for the house managers or the trump team and then chief justice Roberts reads it so on this issue. We're talking about right about a possible tie. And we'll chief justice Roberts see it as his job to step in and break that tie. I thought this this was an interesting moment. He appeared to show some emotion. This question from Senator Warren and she asked but how this trial is going to affect Americans view of the entire government system and particularly lately Supreme Court. Here's the chief justice at time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government does the fact that the chief justice this is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican Senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy intimacy of the chief justice the Supreme Court and the Constitution.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Hello good Sunday. Rossini Rajkumar a with you. And I will be with you today until three o'clock news and views with Rossini Rajkumar is back and the phone lines are already open folks, it has been such a crazy. Newsweek, what we do know is judge. Brett cabinet is now Justice breath Cavanaugh on the United States Supreme court. I want to hear from you. What are your thoughts? How did you think? It was going to come down. Well, the vote was fifty forty eight as we know Senator Murkowski marked herself presence, so basically abstained from voting one way or the other one of the Republican senators was also out of town at his daughter's wedding. So I want to hear from you your thoughts. And what you think now where are we now as a country? There was a lot of contention. This past week. I was hosting on Friday and the phones were ringing off the hook with people's opinions. And I'm asking you where are we with our constitution? Did this seen this episode in American history? Did it set our constitution back or the very fact that Americans all of you out? There were talking more were sharing. We're calling into talk shows were posting on social could it be seen as a win for the constitution. Because more people were getting in on the action. That's what I want to talk about this half hour. Phone lines are open eight six six or six five one nine eight nine nine two to six I would love to hear from you. It was also a big weekend for the Minnesota gophers. It was a rough rough game yesterday against Iowa. The headline on the sports section of the of the Saint Paul pioneer press devoid of Floyd. I was there for the forty eight thirty one Iowa win over the gophers. So Floyd the trophy as well as the pig. There was a big Floyd out there, which I saw prior to the game Floyd is definitely not staying in Minnesota. So very tough game. There were moments of hope when it looked like the gophers could bring it back. But they didn't what does this say about future games for our gophers. We'll get into all of that. Also. But this half hour, I wanna hear from you. When it comes to judge Cavanaugh. Now Justice Cavanaugh, what are your thoughts? What are your thoughts for our country? Get the phone line's ringing. And. Those numbers are six five one nine eight nine nine two to six Laura. Thanks for calling in. Hi, regina. How are you today? I'm fine. A little disappointed. Tell me why why listen to Senator Collins. And I thought she made me a little. Bad about. The allegations against judge Cavanaugh. I didn't get this year, the heart. My understanding of the coverage afterwards, she she kinda ignored or went over. Or it didn't matter that has been alleged by a number of his cronies to Leiden lying under oath. And as a former police officer who never wants. Lied under oath and oath that everybody takes when they plan court seriously. I find it appalling absolutely appalling that we have appointed a supreme court Justice doesn't see a problem with lying under oath. Well, here's the thing. So the hearings on the twenty seventh of September were not technically court of law. However, there was an oath as us as you. So rightly point out both he and professor Ford were under oath, which means especially when you're a judge you don't lie. No one should lie under oath. It is perjury is an actual charge. But the bottom line is what I took from Senator Collins speech, as well as some other things we've been talking about over the last few weeks is really that presumption of innocence until proven guilty. And even though it wasn't a court of law. We still have that it's such a fundamental of our country and the senators all who got to look at that supplemental. FBI investigation. They all were allowed to the forty six page document. They came down mostly along party lines. There was one democrat who crossed over. So that's where I think we need to look if your Lord sounds a little frustrated going to your own Senator going to your members of congress holding them accountable to what under oath in wet lying in what the constitution really needs. So thanks so much lower for calling in and sharing your thoughts. All the lines are ringing. I want to get to everybody. Jim is calling from white bear lake either. Jim. I called the other day and asked about the possibility of Trump was found guilty of coke. You know, what's Russia collusion and conspiracy? If there was a possibility that both cavenaugh in Gorsuch might be impeached. And you said that you would ask that question to a later guests, right? I had a federal judge in as I said on the air was like as sure as I could be that that just doesn't happen. So let's go through kind of the scheme of events. So in order for President Trump to not be president anymore. He would not only have to be impeached by the house, and then found guilty in the Senate that would happen. But then vice president Pence would become president. And there's just there's just nothing in our in our country's history that even if someone were to get to that stage that anything they did while they were in office would all of a sudden be null and void so. Justice is Gorsuch is in office because he was appointed by the president. But then it was the Senate that confirmed him. So the final act was from the Senate, and that's the same thing with Cavanaugh now. So it was a good question. I talked about it a little bit off air with the judge. But it just I was ninety nine percent. Sure that just couldn't come about that way. But. Now here we are what are your thoughts on a different note Jim about our country being able to heal now because there was a lot of dissension in contention over the last few weeks. Well, we're seeing I believe that. It's the division is is starting at the top and President Trump has done nothing absolutely nothing to so United in this country. If anything else is just the opposite. So that's why Sam thanks for calling engine. But at this point, I will say it. I'm going to continue to go to our callers on the line. The number six five one or eight six six nine eight nine nine two thousand six we are taking calls all our. I'd love to hear from you. The thing is though now we've got election day ahead of us on November sixth though, the people who you can hold accountable is another branch of government. And that's the congress the United States house of representatives and the US Senate which make up the entire congress. I'm a big believer in term limits. There are too many members of the congress of the house and the Senate who've been there far too long many courts. In fact, the the state courts for Minnesota as well as our own Minnesota supreme court. Require retirement at the age of seventy and I'm not saying people above seventy can't be in congress or shouldn't be in congress. But we need to look at how long some of these people are staying in keeping power manipulating us, in some cases. And this is from both parties. That's what I want you to think about ahead of election day. Steve is calling from Stillwater. Hi, steve. Hi, receiving great program. I pay close attention to the past two weeks with the Calvin appointment, and I was fascinated with number one that his high school behavior would be brought up. Before anything? But I think more alarming was the treatment of Susan Collins of intimidation and almost appeared to be rioting. Just just misbehavior by the Democratic Party when they didn't get their way. And it almost appears as though the left is willing to. The go-to civil war over over what political losses. They've taken rather than acknowledged the fact that the Democratic Party may not reflect the views of working class. Yeah. That's becoming very clear, and I have maintained that to me. Senator Feinstein is the biggest culprit in his whole thing she got that letter from Dr Ford in July kept it herself at the very least she should have disclosed. At least some bits of information to the rest of the committee, maybe in a closed-door meeting, and she wouldn't have been the only person in that position to decide the time line. So I really think she did the entire nation a disservice by doing what she did in the state of California. She is up for reelection apparently running against someone who is quite liberal. So to Democrats running for that Senate seat. So we shall see what happens with Senator Feinstein. Thanks so much for calling in Chuck is on the line. I'm from Saint Cloud. Hi, thanks for taking my call. You know? I'm a person who is a little more conservative. And and so when it comes to the court, I prefer a little bit more of a conservative view. I think is easier as they used to say to take the reins and let the horse run than it is to bring the horse back in and for for those people out there. This is a done deal. Okay. It's been voted it's over with and this idea of impeachment. I think that's continuing divide to divide the country more than anything. I agree on that. Like can't we just run the country? Can't we just like help the people of the United States both parties? I I appreciate that opinion. So much myself that I don't you know, to me, it doesn't matter whether you're Republican or a democrat you're supposed to do what's right for the country. We're paying these people salaries they're supposed to be working for us. And okay, people aren't gonna want to hear this. But I'll I'm just gonna say it I used to support any charge till she started taking too much of the democratic Chuck Schumer side. I want her to vote for Minnesotan not for the Democratic Party. And I don't care who we elected government. They have to govern for all of us. And that is so true. That's why it annoys me when there's a state of the union address. And this has happened from both parties, they'll they decide not to go. It's like, I'm sorry. That's your job by the constitution. You're supposed to be there at that state of the union, even if you're not happy with the current president. So I'm with you. We do have you hang on the line. Yeah. I respect it Obama as the president of the United States and backed him. No matter what happened, and I'm going to back this president and the next president till I die because that's what we're supposed to do is American. The majority is spoken. So let's get behind the idea. Like, you said of supporting the country. I exactly well said check thanks so much. We have to take a break. I know lines are ringing. We will for sure get to you. 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"High temperatures from the mid sixty s at the ocean to the upper seventies inland. Not too hot today. Walnut creek and Napa should both see a high of seventy seven seventy three in San Jose, sixty six expected in San Francisco. Welcome to forum. I'm Tanya Moseley in today for me Kim supreme court nominee. Brett Kavanagh's confirmation is moving forward. After today's preliminary vote the Senate voted fifty one to forty nine with three of the four undecided. Senators Republicans Jeff flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and democrat Jim Manchin of West Virginia voting. Yes. To end the debate Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted, no today's vote is not the final decision. But it is considered a preview of tomorrow's final vote political analysts are saying that Kavanagh's confirmation is likely secure, but there's still room for senators to change their minds today. We'll make sense of what this vote means. And what's next joining me today is Lorraine Willard? She is a White House reporter for politico and Robert Barnes supreme court reporter for the Washington Post. Welcome guys. We also want to hear from you guys. I know that many of you have been listening. Since the early morning, just like us. Give us a call at eight six six seven three three six seven eight six that's eight six six seven three three six seven eight six. You can also get in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook where it cake forum or Email your questions to forum at K Q E, D dot org or post them at dot org slash forum. I want to start with you Robert Barnes. You're supreme court reporter for the Washington Post. There's been a lot of emphasis that this vote to end the debate is not necessarily an indication of the final votes, but how realistic is it that senators will change their minds. Well, I think that what we've seen is Senator Collins in particular saying that this was a vote only to move the process forward. She'll be announcing later today how she intends to vote about in the final vote. So that leaves things up in the air Senator mansion. Voted to move the process forward. But whatnot say if that was an indication of what he plans to do on the final vote. So things are still up in the air as certainly the White House and the capitol folks have to feel good oh to get over this hurdle because this could have been the one that that stops the nomination we have seen this happened. Right. So John McCain voted no to block the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But historically, if this has happened to indicate senators usually aligned with what they initially voted for during this process, correct? That's correct. But you know, this process has been on like any supreme court nomination. We've seen I think different even then Clarence Thomas is. And so, you know, we have to throw things a little bit out the window and keep an open mind about what might happen. This is a this is a partisan battle. That is really unlike one that we've seen before for a supreme court combination. Yes. And so Lorraine Willert with politico. Robert talks about of course, how this is something that we've never really seen before. How vulnerable are the senators and what's at stake for them? With these votes. So we know that Senator flake of Arizona voted yesterday in the debate that wasn't a surprise. But Susan Collins saying that this is her vote, but this is not this may potentially not be her final vote and the surprise is being democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Right. Well, some of these some of these lawmakers are more vulnerable than others jerem mansion is one of them. But he's a democrat from West Virginia. I would agree with Robert this is a procedural vote. Yes. Typically procedural vote sort of indicate which way lawmaker Mike go, but I would not I would not say that that's the case today. Yeah. This is sort of a freebie for all of these guys they can both. Anyway, they want on this on this procedural vote that happened this morning, and but if the next boat that's really going to count. So I really do think it's it's still up in the air at this point. I mean, we're Kelsey explicitly said, she's not the right man for the court at this time Collins is going to have a speech at three o'clock to explain which way she's gonna vote tomorrow. So mansions might have you know? Collins is very popular state here. This is not like a life or death vote for her mansion, however is in a really tight range going into November. Maybe not as tight as it was this could be a game changing vote for him. It's not really clear which way which way it might play for him. So I think it really is still too close to call this morning. We heard from four senators we heard from Senator Dianne Feinstein and Mitch McConnell spoke as well. And all of them expressed what retired Justice Stevens alluded to arguing for or against what he said when he said that cavenaugh should not be confirmed that the he does not have the temperament let's go to some sound that we have from Senator Feinstein from this morning. This behavior revealed a hostility and belligerence that is unbecoming of someone seeking to be elevated to the. United States Supreme court. His display was so shocking that more than two thousand four hundred law professors from around the country have expressed their opposition Robert Barnes with the Washington Post. We've been hearing a lot about this really over the last week, but this morning specifically and talking about the frustration that perhaps of the witnesses that were interviewed. We did not have a thorough enough investigation. What are you hearing there in Washington from folks who may not be in the White House, but really feeling or thinking about how long this investigation tuck? Well, I think that again, we sort of get back to this basic distrust that the two sides have of each other. Yes, it wasn't a thorough investigation. The White House and Republicans say it was not meant to be. It was this is a background check not a criminal investigation. And you know, they also say that don't matter what had come out as long, as you know, that that the Democrats would only be satisfied with some sort of report that, you know, nailed cavenaugh. And so, you know, this is partly politics. I think that's a judicial temperament thing that Senator Feinstein talked about that's kind of become a new front in those who oppose cavenaugh, and it's a very interesting concept. I mean on the one. One hand. How would a man who thinks that his reputation has been the Smerch to who thinks that they're untrue allegations about him, you know, spread across the national scene. How would you react in the that kind of hearing? And then on the other hand as you talk about Justice. Stevens says, you know, a judge is supposed to be above that judge is supposed to put those things aside and answer questions calmly and not give anyone reason today off his impartiality. And so we've seen Justice Stevens say today, the ABA standing committee said that they were going to reopen their look at cavenaugh because of this. And then you saw him last night. Right. An editorial that appeared in the Wall Street Journal saying yes, I maybe I went too far. I don't mean it you can trust me. I'm impartial. We're discussing the cavenaugh here. Airings with the hearing with Lorraine Willert White House reporter for politico and Robert Barnes supreme court reporter with the Washington Post. Let's take your calls. We have with us. Elizabeth Elizabeth from Los Altos high. Yes. Hi, thank you for taking my call. And thank you for your wonderful show. I have a question for the panel there when there was a decision taken to reopen the FBI investigation as a citizen observing all of this. It's incomprehensible to me that at that point. There was agreement to open the investigation, why weren't both sides allow to decide the scope and specifics of that investigation because although the Republicans keep arguing that it was intended to be limited in the first place, but not talking to some of the key people in in details. Such just Bazi Ford herself and the witnesses that that team recommended the FBI follow up with as well. As the witnesses Gaby Ramirez, recommended the FBI follow up with as well as the people who knew him from and from his high school years who came forward because they had active information that was you know, I witness accounts. That to me seems a travesty, and how is it that that could occur? Both sides sites. Have come together to set the parameters for that investigation. I'll take my question off line, please. So I can hear your thoughts on that. Thank you, Elizabeth Lorraine Willert, but you like to take that one. So don't forget, there's a, you know, it's not just the Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and on the committee because of the White House, and yeah, so. And there's a lot of tension right now between the White House and yes die. And there was there were back and forth. Accusations are claims, you know, put a behind the scenes that we weren't given the FBI won't give an Sordi by the White House to do x y z and then you have Republicans saying, well, no, we're not telling any investigation. So I I it's still really not clear. Wider investigation was wanted or weather the FBI like, you know, just made a non decision about who they needed to talk to and what they needed to ask. But yes, it was definitely a quick turnaround. And whenever these investigations, you know, they're they're basically interviews, right? They basically go and talk to people they fill out the investigator fills out a form where described the answers to the questions, and describes what the person has said. But that's it like, they don't go. And then you try to determine where that person was on date. Or whether that person is like, lying or giving them bad information. This is a very light touch investigation. We have a few comments here astronaut writes, the so called undecided have shown time and time again that they are really not they want to come across as caring and listening to the people. But in the end, they don't care Robert Barnes. This really brings up an interesting point Orrin Hatch had an interaction last night with a protester. He said grow up to the protester as they were yelling at them. And I know that there have been lots of protests in lots of folks who have been calling for the senators to listen to them to really weigh. This heavily does disaster have a point here. Well, you know, I lost goes into their decision as Lorraine talked about earlier politics is one of them. I I do think that there are some handful of completely undecided or or very undecided, but it's only a small handful. It's just that. They're getting the attention right now Senator Murkowski says that she made up remind to vote no this morning on the way into the chamber. And so I do think for a small handful of people. They are not sure what to do. But it is a small handful out of one hundred senators, let's take another call Oliver from San Jose high Oliver. Thank you for taking my call appreciate. But just wondering since obviously, this is a job interview. And if it isn't there is an election, and there is a majority. But as I said earlier, the supreme court is the kind of the crown jewel, the US democracy and our rule of law. So why isn't the supreme court nominations required to be approved by sixty votes in the Senate rather than just a straight majority. Thank you for that. This is really interesting because historically there needed to be sixty votes, isn't that right Lorraine before the no Gorsuch nomination. There was yes there used to be and Robert maybe you can help me with the history here. But there needs to be a sixty vote majority required. And then there was a, you know. Gridlock. And they went with the what's called the nuclear option. Right. Where they changed the rules. Basically, you get so much Robert help me..
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"A stunning development is through Senate Judiciary committee's Republican majority votes to advance the confirmation to the supreme court of Brett cavenaugh buck with a last minute concession to Senator Jeff flake, and I think it would be proper to delay the four vote for up to but not more than one week in order to let the FBI. Continue to do an investigation limited in time and scope to the current allegations that are there Senator Lindsey Graham had resisted democratic efforts for an FBI investigation. A really good guy. I wouldn't have done it. But please let's be fair to set it swing votes. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have reacted both of those senators offering support to the delay to further investigate the sexual assault allegations, pending against cavenaugh. I'm Mike boss. It's been an unexpected day on Capitol Hill for the cavenaugh nomination committee voted along party lines to send the nomination to the full Senate. Here's the catch after intense backroom negotiations Republican Jeff flake said he would support cavenaugh to get the nomination out of the committee, but he would not support cavenaugh in the full Senate absent a one week delay to allow for an FBI investigation to look into sexual assault allegations involving the nominee Republicans have been resistant to such an investigation, but flake has made it clear he would vote. No without it. Ultimately, it's up to the Senate majority leader to schedule the floor vote, but without flakes. Support the nomination could go down. Linda Kenyon, Capitol Hill. Facebook says it doesn't know whether hackers had specific targets exploiting security vulnerabilities to access some fifty million user accounts. Facebook says the attack seems.
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"Hangs on. I'm Michael Toscano. High drama on Capitol Hill today as supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh and the first of several women accusing him of sexual assault. Both have their moment in front of the Senate Judiciary committee and a nationwide audience, Sunlen Serfaty checks in from Capitol Hill to tell us Kavanagh's. Hold on the nomination does appear a bit shaky this morning Republicans as of now do not have the votes, they need to get back have not confirmed in many key, Republican holdouts swing votes saying that they are watching closely today's hearing to make their decisions. No, we have Susan calling. We know privately expressing that. She appears unnerved by the latest allegations. That goes, there's key swing votes. Like Senator flake like Senator Murkowski, too key Republicans, also very nervous and expressing reservations about these new allegations. As our the judiciary committee remained scheduled to vote tomorrow on sending the cabin on nomination onto the. The full Senate President Trump says he'll be busy watching the hearing today. And that means he may not have time for rod Rosenstein as had been scheduled, the president may not meet with the deputy attorney general today's plant saying, it is New York news conference the nomination may take much of his day. However, Mr. Trump seemed relatively satisfied with a phone conversation. He had with rod Rosenstein, the New York Times reported Rosenstein spoken of removing the president under the twenty amendment. We've had a good talk. He said, he never said it. He said he doesn't believe it. He said he has a lot of respect for me. And he was very nice and we'll see Bob Costantini, Washington. Cosby is now inmate number seven six eight seven at Pennsylvania maximum security prison. The prison says Cosby now lives in a cell about the size of a walk in closet. He's facing three to ten years of total confinement for drugging and sexually assaulting. Andrea. Constand? Stock futures have edged into slightly positive.
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"The gavin gavin a cabinet pick in my view it locked in susan collins and senator murkowski and even john mccain absolutely security is based in his republican base and i think that's why he didn't pick the coney barrett yes a woman i think a great choice i would have liked it for no other reason than we would have some school other than harvard and yale on the supreme court if he gets one begin becomes a justice it'll be all yale all harvard and she's i think notre dame had all been good catholic jews no protestants catholics jews yeah there are some jews yeah i just i was just i was pleased i think it's really cool i think this may set a new standard that true candidates who are serious about the supreme court and we'll give us a list before they when they run for office i think that was a really neat idea and i'm pleased to find that he is a man who actually lives up to what he promises which which presidents on both sides have never done when you talk to your friends in academia however they must be beside themselves with the optics that came out of europe last week i haven't talked to them lately but yes i agree with doug it it's one of these things i would never say the things that he said to nato the way he said it being an academic we just talk differently than mr trump does but in the back of my head growing up as a son of the plummer in pittsburgh the have this guy say that you were going to you're gonna pull part of the car to you're not just going to sit in the cart and thing that's always bothered me is being a one who believes in a strong defense being told up there we're practically evil for having such a large military and look how much you spend rest compared to the rest of the world but one of the reasons we have to do that is because the rest of the world that we protect will not step up into the spending they need to do and i think him saying that to them in such a bold faced way in the back of my head i was clapping again he's not exaggerate flapping no i also so i i also want to emphasize the style is very different but the issues are continuous in nineteen forty nine the nato alliance was established in nineteen fifty two they had their first big comprehensive plan and establish something called the lisbon goals for forest contributions and no one actually lived up to them since more adult people were running things in those days in the united states at least in my view it wasn't just money they actually had detailed plans concerning forces and weapons this leads into a second point nobody has a tail as opposed to the killing t nobody has a tail as long as the united states military doug knows this we have far more support forces and any other military in the world the british and the germans that's something to keep in mind whenever evaluating who's doing more i want to talk about that and also about the issue of money and the fact that you say they're not dues but the the the investments have not been made for a long long time other presidents have asked this is a president that's asking stronger way back shortly from chicago members do.
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"You and senator murkowski back it does suggest that that like it or not your republican colleagues and the president himself are thinking of you as the two senators they have to focus on do you think that there's particular pressure on you and senator murkowski not just because you're independent but because you are women and i'm i'm not saying that that's fair but it may be a reality i always want to push back when people characterize positions that i take as being tied to my gender i'm concerned about a lot of different issues and i would resist the now shannon that because i am a woman there is an extra burden on me on this particular nominee right and i want to be very clear that i'm not saying any of this is fair or right but there's inevitably going to be a narrative here a tired narrative admittedly whereas a woman senator if you were to support a supreme court justice who helped overturn roe v wade that you would be betraying women but as a republican woman in power you probably know better than almost anyone that there are many women who wanna see we'll v wade overturned i was just gonna make that very point how do you think about that how do you think about that as somebody in your position you know ravi wade is still in this country a highly divisive issue there are women who feel extremely strongly that roe v wade was wrongly decided i would also point out there other republican women senators and they have different views than lisa and i do on the choice issue i just don't think you can generalize infect we're in the minority what do you mean where in the minority among the republican women in congress in being proto in being prochoice said that's why this division by gender i don't really understand it is something that i think a lot of women in particular feel strongly about but i know a lot of men who feel strongly about the issue also and there are women on both sides of the show.
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"The future or gun safety environment all these issues can come before the supreme court senator durbin thanks so much for joining us thank you well all right let's get some analysis we'll be just heard ryan lanza he's pretty realistic you just heard him say that there's limited options for the democrats right i mean just completely resigned that this is a fate accompli i mean he went into pointed out that there is just nothing in the senate rules that they can do i did not see a whole lot of fight in dick durbin and that is surprising even just for the theatrics of it what do you think three months start to finish so that's you know before the first monday in october august the president has to start from scratch he has this list it has been vetted he knows what it is as democrats though who's on that list so they've already started doing their homework and their opposition research it is important to reiterate that there really are two really important republican votes in this matter and we don't know exactly how far susan collins and lisa murkowski are willing to go on the issue of abortion and right now that is all the top that's what everybody's talking about because it's believed to be the first thing that could go if this court swings dramatically to the right so i think we really don't know how they're going to move their weight around in the senate with it's so narrowly divided every single senator has especially on the republican side has a lot of power to kind of maybe not the timing but the tenor of the debate about the supreme court justice with twenty five candidates there are some on there they who who are conservative young and that the president thinks can get through the litmus test ineffective of susan collins and senator murkowski for blowing up nomination he doesn't want that to happen you grandma is there anything realistically think the democrats can do to prevent a rollcall vote on the floor of the united states senate until after the midterm elections and i think obviously it's very hard but i also feel that we've seen some extraordinary things happening in politics lately and i think that there's a level of frustration with american politics that we haven't seen in a long time and it's on both sides of the aisle and so i think when people start to understand that this is not just about our lifetimes it's about our children's lifetimes and our grandchildren's lifetime we are talking about the court swinging an incredibly conservative direction for the next thirty forty years minimum and if there are six if they're six there ended up being six conservatives we really do end up not having the kind of balance that i think benefits our country when it's a more bipartisan cart court candidly and so you know who knows what the american people can do i still have to have hope that there's a possibility that we end up with somebody who's more in the mold of sandra day o'connor or justice kennedy is interesting because all the republicans are at least most of them that i've spoken do they think neil gorsuch that the president put on the us supreme court was a brilliant idea from the president's perspective from the republicans perspective if he does that again willie be able to rally those republicans say look what i'm doing not for the next four years or eight years but potentially the next thirty or maybe even forty years depending on the age of the new nominee absolute is one of the things that in his first year trump and the white house handled without bungling right the gorsuch nomination from start these best days right that's what rights previous oh is used to brag about you know this the one thing got right during his tenure and every republican you talk to and say how could you support this donald trump he doesn't agree with you on this and he says all these crazy things they come back to you and what do they always say this court supreme court the supreme court those republicans today are saying this is why we took a gamble on this guy you know this is a bigger issue for republicans at the ballot box and for democrats ville so i don't think that's going to change a whole lot this year the discussion gosh stick around coming up national security advisor to the president john bolton he's in moscow meeting with ladder putin setting up a summit between the russian leader and president trump we have new information plus more on the battle to fill the us supreme court vacancy created by today's surprise announcement of justice anthony kennedy's retirement support for situations room comes from our friends at rocket mortgage by.
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"And in that speech he talked about our budget problems he talked about taking a stand for fiscal conservatism he talked about planting a flag and saying you know this is the line i will not cross i i cannot i cannot vote for continued spending when we are deficit spending for things that are not needs for things that are wants and he made that really clear in his speech and he understands that by taking that stand and by not joining the caucus that he will be on the outside looking in and he he recognizes that there are consequences for going against senate leadership senator shower speech was as i said fantastic you know he i would say about half the people there stood and cheered there was cheering during his speech it was it was a great speech then a senator got up who followed senator shower speech and the person was senator msci now the senator murkowski i will say one very nice thing about senator murkowski and then i will criticize him and rightly so because he deserves it the nice thing is is that during the senate appointment process when i was on the list my wife had called to ask that the senate only approved someone who was on the list and not because she wanted me necessarily to be approved actually she probably preferred me not to be approved but but she wanted them to follow the list she wanted them to follow the decision not the local district had made and so she called all the senators and senator murkowski to his credit gave her a call back and talk to her for quite a while and and told her that they wanted to pick someone from the list and so on and so forth so i that i appreciate him doing that but the one thing that senator mikulski has not done as he has not been an advocate for fiscal concern he has not stood on the.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Convention just to kind of introduce himself and he gave a very impassioned speech and in that speech he talked about our budget problems he talked about taking a stand for fiscal conservatism he talked about planting a flag and saying you know this is the line i will not cross i i cannot i cannot vote for continued spending when we are deficit spending for things that are not needs for things that are wants and he made that really clear in his speech and he understands that by taking that stand and by not joining the caucus that he will be on the outside looking in and he he recognizes that there are consequences for going against senate leadership senator shower speech was as i said fantastic you know he i would say about half the people there stood and cheered there was cheering during his speech it was it was a great speech then a senator got up who followed senator shower speech and the person was senator mikulski now senator murkowski i will say one very nice thing about senator murkowski and then i will criticize him and rightly so because he deserves it the the nice thing is that during the senate appointment process when i was on the list my wife had called to ask that the senate only approved someone who was on the list not because she wanted me necessarily to be approved actually she probably preferred me not to be approved but but she wanted them to follow the list she wanted them to follow the decision not the local district had made and so she called all the senators and senator murkowski to his credit gave her a call back and talk to her for quite a while and and told her that they wanted to pick someone from the list and so on and so forth so i that i appreciate him doing that but the one thing that senator mikulski has not done as he has not been an advocate for fiscal concern he has not stood on the.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"People in this country and is that is that an argument that you will push forward with republicans says as you might try to convince them to to drawback from this absolutely but i think the the primary message is this our tax code needs to be attended to it it has problems the only way we're gonna get permanent a tax reform is for democrats or republicans to work together so my my message should republicans will be work with democrats will work with you so we don't have to borrow the give a tax cut will targeted the middle income families and we'll work with you to do in a responsible way so we can make sure that we had the resources to take care of our national security senator the other piece of the tax package in the the senate at least doesn't really have anything to do with taxes it all up because there been reconciliation instructions also given to the energy and natural resources committee that we all believe steve uh senator murkowski and company or going to use to try an open uh anwar to uh energy exploration at how much of a fight uh do you think democrats are going to at least try to put up on that in and do you think that there's any chance of stopping that well these are very sensitive environmental lands in alaska it's been our policy for decades that we weren't going to drill in these areas for many reasons the first of all the land is just too valuable to pristine though we don't want to risk of the environmental loss secondly we have enough sources to.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"For graham cassidy and it was killed by different coalitions of senator those before senators murkowski collins mccain in rand paul own obamacare rand paul particularly owns obamacare 'cause rand paul is that i killed the block rant process the one that actually might have brought along lisa some rakowski she never had it say whether she would support it because rand paul killed it but danny tar canyon is going after dean heller not because of his role in slowing down obamacare repeal and replace the because he supports mcconnell i don't think that's a winning issued for danny and danny smith against on the show number of times meanwhile the daily news reported last year than in a two thousand and seven court statement steve bannon former wife mary louise picard said he didn't want their twin daughters attending a school because too many jews attended this is a pure slime the biggest problem with archer school for girls in law angel's is the number of jews that attend to cards that their statement the newspaper reported bannon's spokeswoman alexander pre pull the washington post last year the bannon if denied saying that in proudly sent the girls to archer and after seeing the senate leadership fund tweet to turkey indian on wednesday abandoned confident said he responds the group's social media blitz with laughter as he out to other recent attacks on his character that attack was one of a number of swipes at bannon that have popped up as a former white house advisers emerged of the player on the national political scene homes and other have called him a white supremacist threeday further evidence that mitch mcconnell is cronies reducing themselves to using left wing talking point to attack steve it's pathetic to watch said andy the serbian a senior advisor to the great america alliance superpac and bannon's former deputy at the white house the protrump pack is engaged in a slew of races sending run a bus to.
"senator murkowski" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"You concerned that that still would not be enough money for your state murray well i have to look at it from a with a short triggered immediate shortterm and longterm ally uh in who turned it be the leaker of what is being added i'm concerned that it may be there are no urged her faith in god so i you know it what get the bottle after is well nigh currently up that's who i i you know border ray their armed on an honor to be the governor of alas somewhat bitter that often well the healthcare issuers laugh national acutally it russian again you know i just don't believe that any one party has a monopoly a good idea at your caroline keep art arson uh in court in discussion partner profits hit a ball or a better process of all the governor all that have been today why i'm still a little unclear about your specific concerns about the legislation you've come out as against it explicitly but what can you tell me that you are specifically concerned by i have not been convinced that it uh it it it could good if not grow alaska i'm not convinced that we will hear it creation and fun he pre and um are those that are covered so there are while i do uh uh appreciate e uh greater flexibility upward eight governor will out of happy with that but if it could never hear enough dollars live out the letter pablo as though i i on on queued up to the letter because of my concern about the office at all like a turn it on again via a lotta conflicting information from different give it off your give her joe hey thanks for what what the bureau actually die so and camped out later is great but it being terrorists luck the arcueil legislation selfie left it up to cobble as we mentioned senator murkowski is a critical vote on this i if she opposes the bill that could effectively kill it have you spoken with senator murkowski about how she should vote well i have felt here about you about this on numerous occasions and we are people there quickly on this issue and and we've been doing it airing known about what i've been hearing what i've been told her mike adjourned here but.