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"senator whitehouse" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Election cycle show. The white. House has received at least seventeen thousand dollars from Tom Steyer, and he attended a fundraiser from the Democrat Senatorial Committee Senator Whitehouse credited dark money. As the reason he was able to raise so much money during his two thousand, eighteen campaign Senator Whitehouse has actively sought donations from dark money groups such like demand justice that took the lead against Judge Cavanaugh and Senator Whitehouse even spoke out against dark money groups at an event hosted by groups the Center for American progress and the American Constitutional Society all funded by dark money. If you guys understand the left and you understand Democrats, they are always projecting they are the ones that always. Harbor the issues and they project them upon you, it is an exercise in psychological projection, the likes of which is very hard to ever see as clearly as the Democrat Party does the one that say that you're racist they're the ones that want to divide you based on skin color. They're the ones that pander to be incorporated. They are the ones that time and time again, repeatedly double and triple down when it comes to dividing people based on skin color and so show the White House is still going on and he's drawn circles and charts. We love how Sheldon Whitehouse needed fifty plus foam boards to make an incomplete point. But Amy Conybeare, it comes up with notes whatsoever. It's really Senator Ted Cruz just made a phenomenal point in the confirmation hearings Amy Coney Barrett. Do you notice that they are all these Democrats senators are doing the talking and Amy Conybeare? It is not because there's nothing to attack. She just believes in the constitution she answers the questions very. Gently and directly, and basically says, honestly, my role as a judge is not to conjecture it's not to speculate it's not to hypothesize I'll have to look at the briefings. Look at the rulings talked to my colleagues and come to a decision. Now Mind you if there is an active sitting there like a liberal judge. The questions would be completely different. The questions would be set. You do believe in living constitution. What does that mean? textualist and originalist confirmation hearings should be Kinda easy and breezy whereas Kagan my brier and judges in that image it's very important if they believe in a living constitution, where exactly do you draw those lines where do rights come from? What is the significance of a government? What a constitution is a structure? It actually literally means structure. What do you find objectionable the US Constitution all these questions would be asked if there was an activist judge, any conybeare, it's worldview. As a judge what she will do very simple what the text says. Is Not that difficult to. kind of read into it where sort of my your and Kagan they rule on what they want the world to look like not what the text actually says and some people with good intentions they said, well, why wouldn't you want the judge judges to make the world a better place? First of all, it completely invalidates the legislative branch that's number one, number two. The proper role of judge is not to insert their. Bias. It is to play referee over what the law that was passed and the law of the land and whether or not it should be allowed to stand. That's why a judge exists in the federal court system same when it comes to criminal charges due process. Briefs that are filed the capacity be able to hear witnesses. Judges are supposed to be able to mitigate difference. We get the idea of judges..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on The Daily
"Center white us. Thank you chairman. Adam there was a moment that really stood out in this hearing quite unrelated to really anything we have been talking about so far, and it was a speech. There was a question in it by Senator Sheldon. Whitehouse and I, wonder if you can talk a little bit about what he said, he was making a very elaborate kind of case for how Conservatives and Republicans approach judiciary. This is a to me pretty big deal. It's Senator Whitehouse makes the case I've never seen this around any court, but I've ever been involved with where there's this much dark money and this much influence being used that Republican groups have funded and cultivated. Candidates for the courts in particularly the Supreme Court and essentially captured it something is not right around the court and dark money has a lot to do with it. So the five more conservative members of the court, he calls them the Roberts Five. He says consistently vote for business interests and in ways that he says, undermine democracy right in his point seemed to be although we never quite said this because he didn't really address Amy Conybeare it. Was I believe you are the latest judge to enter this pipeline of conservative anonymous donors advancing their business interest and it was hard to know if he was in fact making that case but that seemed to be what he was up to. I think to the extent he was engaging with Judge Barrett at all that was his point but basically, what he was doing is giving a lecture An atom to ask this when you hear something like this lecture as you call it from Senator Whitehouse. As somebody who covered the court for a long time? Is there merit to what he's saying or is it a kind of? Intellectual stretch. No the basic point is right that Conservatives and Republicans have done a much better job and have cared more about the courts. and. Have done more than Democrats and liberals have to make the courts a high priority item and to press their advantage. I'm not sure it's as nefarious as senator. Whitehouse, makes it out to be. It's more just one more example of Hardball Politics that in this instance, at least Republicans seem to play much better than Democrats. Adam even as I watched the White House speech lecturer whatever you WANNA call it. It did feel like this hearing was the end of the day pretty civil and the reason that stood out is because the last Supreme Court confirmation hearings that we as a country went through was just brutal. There were accusations of sexual misconduct against Brad, Kavanagh? There was his very angry and emotional self defense. The Chairman of the Committee Lindsay Graham lashed out at the Democrats. And this hearing did not have any of that quality even though almost all the Democrats on this committee believed to be ultimately illegitimate. Because of how close it is to the election because of rules that the Republicans applied to the last democratic presidents nominee. Still had about it of very kind of calm calling. Yeah The two hearings are quite different and I think it's a reflection of two things. One is that the Democrats don't think there's any benefit to them in beating up on. Judge Barrett. Personally. the other is that Justice Cavanaugh was going to an has changed. The ideological balance at the court was replacing the swing Justice Justice Anthony Kennedy. And is substantially more conservative than Kennedy. So that actually shifts the balance. Judge Barrett makes a five four conservative court in to a six three conservative court. So frustrating is this is the left an angry as they are about what they think of is Republican boxy and the rush to get her on the bench. The stakes are maybe not quite as high. This was not a hill worse dying on for them. Yeah. That's how it seemed to me. One, more day. Twenty minutes apiece..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"That's the kind of action we need to take here in the United States Senate, the United States can and rather must lead the way in this transition. And that's why we're challenging majority leader McConnell to put an end to the political stunts leader McConnell bring your solutions to the floor. Let's get to work together. And I yield arrest of ice time to Senator Whitehouse of Rhode Island who spent an incredible leader on this issue. Twenty seven minutes after one o'clock governor today governor's has asked the New Mexico game commission to resign. We'll get to that. Which is a great move. Also, we learned today that is going to be up to the newly constituted leadership and Santa Fe, especially in the department of health and the medical cannabis board. Mexico has a medical cannabis board, and they have recommended in the past that opiate addiction be added to the list of qualifying conditions ignored by former cabinet secretary. Lynn Gallagher, even though it was recommended. I think three or four times in a row. But it'll be up to that board whether to recommend again, Eddie no Pete addiction to the list of qualifying conditions to be in these states medical marijuana program. The governor is in support of that opiate addiction being added to the list of conditions now the board the medical cannabis board will meet Friday here in Santa Fe another opportunity if you wanna go be heard or listen and learn Friday. The board is made up a certified professionals the board reviews petition seeking to expand the list of debilitating conditions. They qualify for medical cannabis program state health secretary, then makes a final determination. It's good because we have a new secretary..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Opponent. The other approach approach political flatulence. He wanted to do everything he could derail this, man. It's a character assassination. I think he owes an apology to judge cavenaugh his family, and in fact, even to a Senate committee for the way, he handled things to work through unpleasant or difficult. And I am very confident that this helps a window into the credibility of a candidate for the court. Did I hear him correctly? He said that the high school yearbook references to flatulence were evidence. Evidence of what boosting? A Senator Whitehouse your son Alexander. I'll bet you column sandy he was arrested for drunk driving. Once is that evidence of anything. God. The audacity of these people. And by the way, he says that he embarrassed they the Flanders says he embarrassed the committee meeting he didn't as bad as he was that White House embarrass the committee any more than any of the other Democrats dead. Hirono booker. Dick blumenthal. The name dick Durbin, they were pretty bad too. Let's have the part two of Flanders. White House cut eighteen what did this questioning show about the allegations?.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"G Y. Mike. Oh, palca in for Buck Sexton tonight. Happy to be here. I love this love this audience because I say one thing and Yugoslav like being we got to talk to you. And so if you want to join the conversation tonight on anything, we're talking about cavenaugh William won't he be confirmed. And will there be a an overwhelming? Will there be an increase will any of the red state Democrats vote for Kevin on? Now. The FBI reports out we're gonna have this thirty hours of debate starting tomorrow. It's going to be silly. The number eight four four nine hundred bucks. Eight four four nine hundred to eight to five let's check in first with Nick in Kentucky, Nick, we're just talking about the devil's triangle, you think it's silly. Yeah. Mike. Actually, I do. I actually think this whole thing is ridiculous originally the the dissemination for devil's. Triangle was just then a reference to the Bermuda. Triangle so three glasses and quarters. Drinking game wakes makes way more sense for eighties high-schoolers than as you said. I'm an RJ tois. And I don't know if you saw this. But during the hearing apparently someone who tried to live update the Wikipedia page for devil's triangle to say that it was a a reference for red cat, and all and his friends is a drinking game, and they actually shut down all updates to the page and pulled those back. It's like absolutely absurd. Censorship to try and make us believe that judge Cavanaugh who claim to be a version of the time. Well, you know, had done something like this. Maybe someone needs to look into Senator Whitehouse instead. Yes, Senator Whitehouse, and is is strident refusal to accept judge cavenaugh statement on this really surprised me. I was like, wait a minute. Your point a finger at him. You know, there's three point right back at you. Mr. maybe we need to. I gotta find Senator Whitehouse yearbook. I found Chris coons is yearbook. And it's really kind of nerdy. And there's one kind of a silly picture of him in a hot tub with bubbles, but that's just creepy. But the Cory Booker won with him talking about let's go all the way and camera Harris's yearbook, by the way, Canadian she's spent her high school years in Canada because her parents split up, and I'm having a hard time finding that one. But if anybody's got it, let us know we need to post all these questionable high school, yearbook statements, also, Nick. The the urban dictionary tried to alter the definition of devil's triangle as well there were several additional late breaking references to judge Cavanaugh. And this this is so ridiculous. There's there's something else here judge Cavanaugh claim to be virgin through high school and well into college, and I have to tell you. Howard Stern who I have listened to off and on. There was a time of which Howard Stern tried to hire me years ago. Howard. Stern's take. Judge cavenaugh is more offensive to women then then to judge Cavanaugh and let me explain if you happen to ever listen to the guy. Well, he claims Cavanaugh is now worthy not just because of all these allegations. But because judge Cavanaugh was virgin, and that how could you be at a prestigious school like Yale and still be a virgin he said there are some even if you're a nerd he said there are women who are hanging out at Yale. And these are the words he used there were women flocking to Yale to get their M R s degree. Well, what does that say about Howard Stern in his view of women that he sees women only as conniving females who are looking to get a guy who will then marry them and support them. He even went on to say. So you marry the guy he's gonna make about two hundred grand a year right out of college. And then five years later, you have a kid and you're set for life. I really think that's a key inside the minds of some of these liberals they. Don't they don't think of women the way they tell us. They think of women they think of women as shallow individuals who are looking to find a guy to support them for the rest of their lives. It really is frightening to me that that this is the kind of take on this. But so you think he gets he gets through Nick. I was gonna say I I do I think it's going to be really close. I really really hope he gets through just because I do agree with your assessment of the at the last view of women and the false, you know, stance that they take like they're they're standing up for women's rights. When the main reason they're trying to stop judge Cavanaugh from getting through is to protect their assumed unconstitutional right to have an abortion. So that's it. I really do. Hope it gets through. I think it will too. Thank you very much Nick real quickly. Got to go to Chuck Chuck. I know I've been yacking here. I don't want to hold you over because we have Gordon Chang joining us. Do you think Chuck and Florida cavenaugh will be confirmed? Believe so and you say if he doesn't. How does because if he doesn't get confirmed? You think it's an absolute death knell for the GOP controlling the house, and maybe the Senate. They're definitely gonna lose a lot of. He doesn't get confirmed. Look bad for us. Yeah. I agree. I think we and the point would be if you can't confirm him why in the heck would any of us be expected to go out and vote in the midterm elections. It just there's no incentive. If these guys have no spine and can't stand up for a candidate like this who has been railroaded. Thank you, Chuck. Appreciate you Michael palca in for Buck Sexton were yacking all night, and we're going to talk China what the vice president said, and what an expert thinks is going on in when it's.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Welcome to Madari house. I'm Andrew Mullah. My guest today are monocle twenty fours Marcus, hippy, and Carlotta rebelo and Toronto bureau chief Thomas Lewis and are America's editor at large Ed stock, welcome old to the show. We will start in the United States and the least dignified week in its politics since at least last week as we go to air, the Senate Judiciary committee was preparing to vote on whether or not to allow the nomination of Brad Kavanagh to the US supreme court to proceed to a full Senate vote. This follows yesterday's testimony to the committee by Christine blazey Ford who accused Cavanaugh of sexually assaulting her win. Both of them were teenagers and Kavanagh's subsequent denial Coletta, first of all, is there any argument you can see at this point in favor of confirming cover nor to the supreme court? No put his simply and even today when the Senate hearing started and adhere believe. It was Senator Whitehouse dot even said the just by looking at back to yesterday's hearing bread Kavanagh's hearing the way he became so emotional was so partisan and the wars I used if anything just showed how he probably cannot be an impartial judge in one of the most, what is the most important court of the land? This is the argument that even if the Russians against him don't disqualify him his behavior in defending himself does exactly because the the arguments he used last last night in his hearing while we had seen was struck stark contrast to those of Dr Ford who was, you know, calm was very precise in her arguments. The fact that she was even apologetic of the whole, the way everything was unfolding, and then you fast forward to this man that is shouting is emotional, but not in a. Good way is talking about the finest as a democrat, a ploy to not getting him confirm is just shows that if he gets through, he won't be an impartial judge. So even if you ignore the allegations that it must be said that it's not just from Dr Ford. Other women have come out with similar allegations. The way he presented his arguments. I wouldn't trust him to if I had a case like and he was the judge, I knew I would be screwed. This when I say will this already has turned into a shrieking partisan bonfire at the same that absolutely absolutely everything in America. Now, does you get the sense that yesterday in particular that testimony we heard from Christine blazey Ford which is called Lata said, was extremely calm, methodical and precise, followed by caverns reaction, which was none of those things is this, did it strike you as a moment? Is this something that is going to be remembered as significant, or is this going to be yet another thing and there being so many of them during this administration which seemed to block out the sun for twenty four hours and then a week later nobody can quite remember what it was. No. I mean, I think it will be remembered as being significant. And I think the next few hours particularly significant. I mean, it really depends on how you know the vote goes. If he ends up being confirmed. I mean that could potentially be highly scandalous and won't go any way to Seoul. You know what has become such a highly polarized Washington. I mean, certainly true. I mean, Kaleta was saying about how you know she believes what he was saying. He couldn't be trusted as a judge, but I think you know putting that aside, I think both sides are so highly polarized, both sides seem to be joining, you know, make political gain from the situation. Both sides seem so entrenched in their belief will the view that take on the facts that I it just it's just, you know, in my short lifespan as it were in the US which is only four years, I just, you know, it's never been like this. This is just got to such highly toxic levels. I actually Ted Cruz who doesn't often say something you particularly liked to listen to was talking today about how each side sees their reality. Is it worth through a lens? And that's completely true is just too entrenched sides seeing it from, you know that. The view, and I just don't know how that's going to be resolved looking, you know, regardless of this just in the future, Washington politics..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Coming up all the time. Now, here's Senator Grassley again back to basics, I publish are very very tame. Senator that's brought up this as you could ask for an FBI investigation. What the FBI does is gather information for the White House. Then the files sent to the committee for us to make our own evaluation. It is the Schnitt show. We're listening to live testimony on Capitol Hill. It has been explosive folks whose allegations again, you know, so many of the commentators on TV earlier today, even like judge Napolitano, and and even Chris Wallace on FOX both were saying that that the testimony of Dr Ford was devastating and that Kavanagh's got essentially a tough hill to climb, and I think Cavanaugh has done remarkably well here on this matter, I'm going to remind you what Joe Biden said now, I said this my statement, but maybe maybe people aren't listening when I say, maybe they won't even hear play the Biden audio yesterday by quote, the next person to an FBI report as being worth anything, obviously doesn't understand. And anything that was ninety one explicitly. Does that does not in this or any other case reach a conclusion period? They say he said, she said they said, so when people waving FBI report before you're even bring it up now as something perspectively, I'm not that wasn't in these quote understand. They do not they do not they do not reach conclusions. They do not make recommendations. Chairman that was by from ninety one I played that C span audio from yesterday during the hill situation record that actually we have asked you said that nobody's asked the FBI or we could ask the FBI. I actually have I think others have. And I think that the issue is part of what an F B I report does is to investigate and seek either Caracas Senator Whitehouse now democrat much, the conclusion that a draws as the breadth of the evidence that is sought out through the investigation and the difference between what somebody might say to an FBI agent when they're being examined. And for instance, Mr. judges letter signed by his lawyer sent in. It's just a different thing..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Pod Save America
"And sat for very long interview just a couple of days ago and he sat there and just mumble talking points the same talking points over and over again, if he was falsely accused, then he didn't show even a hint of emotion. And then just as a coincidence between then and today we see all these reports that Trump is upset that he didn't show anger. Trump is upset that he wasn't fighting from self Republicans woman to fight harder. And so then he comes in today and sits down and just fucking uncorked. It's like, do we? I thought he was more playing angry guy. Than actually being angry. Yeah, I used to work on a like a comedy clip show where we had people kind of in a room reacting to two clips. It was like a best week, go best we ever and sometimes you'd be in. I was a writer and I would be in the room with people who are just not having a good day and you would just see the actor get more and more unraveled and that's watching Brad cavenaugh today, kind of reminded me of being in the studio with someone who just wasn't keeping it together and was just getting more and more and it's like, can you give it to me with more energy? And then they give you the line and it's like, ooh, that does not sound like a way a human would talk about anything. It just seemed like he was performing outrage, but also that some of his outrage was channeled from his feeling sorry for himself entitled, right entitled anger. Yeah, completely. I, it's, it's a specific look. It's like an eighty eighteen bully face that he that he has like he pushed himself back from his chair, especially when Senator club was talking to him. He when he reciprocally asked her if she'd ever blacked up from drinking like she's the one being confer. Firmed to the Senate napping off like that in a really that was so rude to send them to the principal's office. Like that's just it was extremely rude and uncalled for, and you know, it sucks if he believes himself to be falsely, if he's playing somebody who's been falsely accused, then of course he's going to be angry but to to be like now, have you like Sassoli it just it was not a good luck with that was the point about his inability to cope with the kind of kid. He was the kind of things he's done in his life. That was when he got the most angry when they asked him these very specific questions about drinking too much in high school in the things he did in the obvious thing that a lot of people would say, who did things they weren't proud of at high school would be, I'd made some mistakes and I've changed. But he refuses to say that he originally tried to argue when Senator Whitehouse asked him about being the Ralph ING at each week that had something to do with a weak stomach as opposed to drinking a lot of beer. I mean the whole. It's just it's. It he every every time he opens his mouth. He further undermines his credibility and in a if we were living in an irrational world where you were making a judgment where he had, he really does have to prove to everyone in the Senate. The people who met her going to say whether he gets a jump surpreme court, decide that we definitely believe him over Dr Ford. That is what the choices, because this is a job in if you're interviewing someone to be to work at a company or an office. And you were faced with at with allegations like these credible allegations, if you heard from someone, if someone like Dr Ford called you in San this applicant, who wants his job at your company did this and they said this to you and use their name publicly, you would not hire that person. This is not the standard of whether Brett cavenaugh goes to Jalen. His life is not ruined. If he does not get this court seat, does he goes back to his lifetime appointment on the second highest court in the land like Crimea river with Merrick, garland..
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Today comes from a Rhode Island democrat Senator you got to hear this the Senator Whitehouse, Sheldon Whitehouse, and what he says will happen with Brett cavenaugh, if the Democrats gain control of the Senate could be the most important thing you here because frankly, the Democrats are going to go after cavenaugh, even if he gets confirmed if they win in November. Which of course, is another reason why they can't win in November. Meantime, let's dive into the president's decision to push back in a mighty way against this accuser. You see it? All right now, the media is blowing up everywhere over all over the internet, the usual suspects in the mainstream media taking the president to task for as they put it. Shaming and blaming and attacking the accuser with his tweet earlier today where he said if the charge if the attack was as bad as she said, it was charges would have been filed. She needs to bring those filings forward. What's behind the president's decision to tweet. This Tim has a theory. And it looks like a pretty good one. Hey, tim. How are you? Good. How are you? I'm good. I'm good. Tell me what you think about this week. Well, I'm fine with it. Because I'm saying that different way. I see President Trump is the person with a thicker skin. I think I've ever seen. We can take he can take it all he can take all the barbs. He can take all the comments, and it doesn't bother him. I see him as a manager of a baseball team who saving his star player who was frustrated and getting attacked and unpire zurve. Yeah. Quote, unquote, not treating him fairly and the manager goes out and just goes crazy. Get ticked out of the game. But it star player remains in a game. Well, now, we're going to have an entire weekend. Where most of the coverage is going to be on what Trump said what Trump said what Trump said, right? I don't think they'll be as much on cavenaugh. And of course, you are one hundred percent, correct. That over and over again, he seems to be about three steps ahead of everybody else. These tweets are carefully planned. They're not spun. I don't think they're that spontaneous. He knows exactly what he's doing. And that's a pretty good analogy. He's willing to get. You know, have all the focus on him because he doesn't and I've been in a room with him on a number of occasions. I've seen his body language. I've interviewed him. I've talked to him. Tim, your instincts are correct. He does not appear to be bothered by all that is thrown at him. He gets frustrated. He gets annoyed, but it, but listen, if we're you and me, I mean, I don't think we get out of bed every day. If they if they through all this crap at us. Ted Cruz guy. Really think Ted Cruz even would've wilted under the pressure that Donald Trump has been under this entire president. And this guy does this guy doesn't wilt, and this is of course, why he was he was elected. He doesn't will. He doesn't fade. He doesn't he does not bend, and he fights and he fights. And that's what he's doing today with this tweet. I again, this is my gut reaction, you know, me, I shoot from the hip. I'm just telling you wish you would've sat this one out because I liked him sort of staying out of this and letting Grassley and the committee tried to navigate these very very treacherous waters. But you are right. This this this could add this probably is an effort on his part to put all the focus on him. I think Mike feels the same way. Hey, Mike, welcome. You're on the Mike Gallagher show. True honor to speak to you, sir. Thank you, Mike. Appreciate that. Just the judge has been put in a real big trick bag, even if she doesn't testify Monday, and they vote on it. She's going to have an Asterix next to his name. If they do let her testify, and they still vote to confirm he's going to have an asterisk next to his name. There's there's nothing he can do that's going to get rid of this reputation. But Dan Bongino has a good point when it comes to these text messages are lead. I'm sorry. These tweets. Yeah. Does is get the media to actively get passionate to get their Irish out. Let them really show their butts. Oh my gosh. I can't believe it and the rest of the American people who people who are just like, you know, watch the media just flipped their lids. And it starts to turn the conversation to wait a minute. Where are they so upset about oh girl accused him of thirty five years ago touching her over over and over again when the media flips out over what he says, the Americans are saying, wait a minute that I get that. I makes that makes sense. You know, there is I more times than not and believe me. I'm not I don't want you to worry. I'm not I'm not throwing in the towel. I'm not I'm not even attacking hammer. Criticizing him. You know? That's just my my my gut tells me I liked it on this case in this situation with cavenaugh when he stayed out of this and.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Partisan decisions ninety two percent involving big corporate special interests and one hundred percent win rate for them. In those cases, I think we're tough place right now. And I think we really need to get back away from that. So thank you. Thank you, Senator Whitehouse. Judge. Kevin I want to get back to a couple of questions that my colleague Senator Whitehouse was asking you a minute ago. Just to be clear did anyone from the federalist society. Contact you about the vacancy after Justice Kennedy made his announcement that he would be stepping down from the court now. And. During the campaign of President Trump is I recall, he came out with two different lists, two different. Lists of possible supreme court nominees. The first list had eleven name on it. The second list if I'm not mistaken had twenty one names on it which included the previous eleven there were reports at the time that some outside groups had had some involvement in that were you involved in the first list were you included in the first list. I was not included in the second worst. I was not. Okay. So so you were. You became under consideration only after President Trump took office. Correct. That's my understanding. That's when I became identified and after was staffed up after he had his own staff is own staff within the White House. Within the supreme court. Is it the case that there is an I'll much as there is in the United States Senator of the United States house of representatives. There's no I'll or separate caucus rooms in the supreme court, either literally or figuratively in my view. And under most circumstances in most years in recent the best decade or so. The number of cases that are decided on a five to four margin. I've been very low less than twenty percent as far as I can count. Is that roughly consistent with your understanding that is meaning that the configuration of five to four is much less common than basically all of all the others. It is dwarfed in comparison to those cases that are decided either nine zero which is often the biggest contingent or eight to one or seventy two were six to three now. Even in those cases that are decided five to four. Does the fact that it was decided five to four make it any less of a legitimate decision. Is it make the judgment any less binding on the parties in that case? What is still a decision of the court? No matter what the what the ultimate majority opinion is composed of and it would be would it be who've a? A lawyer who was an officer of the court to call into question. The subjective motivations of a court simply because of the fact that the court decided the case on a five to four basis. Well, I if I were a lawyer arguing before the supreme court, I probably would refrain from questioning. The motivations of the Justice. I think key to the justices. I know them they are. All committed to the constitution, the United States and impartially discharging their duties, of course, have different perspectives on certain issues, and but they're all think we're fortunate to have a hard working. Justices who have outstanding records are committed to the constitution and committed to the independence of the judiciary? What about in the in the in the circuit court in the DC circuit where you have served? Would it be fair to suggest that case is somehow less legitimately decided if that case were decided along the lines of the which president appointed which member of the DC circuit? The president stands either. Either way. Thank you. I want to get back to a separation of powers point that has come up along various lines of questions asked by my colleagues today. Is the constitution. Relegated to the judicial branch. Is it something that is to be upheld? And interpreted only by those who wear black robes. I know Senator you let me take you through the process, I think so congress, of course, passes laws and in considering laws. Congress will also often assess the possible constitutionality of the laws passed so in the first instance, when you're considering the passage of a law, you might assess the first amendment implications, or if it's a national security the fourth amendment implications, and where the due process fifth amendment implications, and we've all taken our own oath to uphold the constitution. Right. So you do your best and then the executive branches well constitutional decide whether to sign the Bill, for example for the president the president has a constitutional concern or policy concern. But the president could veto the Bill for that reason that is certainly happened historically. And then when it comes to the court, of course, we are. We assess in cases controversies the constitutionality of a law that has challenged there in the context of a specific case or controversy. We don't now president Washington, George Washington asked the supreme court for an advisory opinion in his first term on. Auburn here with you some.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Title prosecutor type probes that took place up more frequently when there was a law specific law that authorized them as opposed to the somewhat improvise we're doing it now but but under that law it wasn't uncommon for those investigations to take multiple years one of them ran for a whole decade so for muller to have been at work for a year is is really not very long and if you consider that the investigations also going to have to span i think at least as long as some of these major prosecutions are underway such as the one the two cases against all manafort it seems to me inevitable that we were looking at a timeframe here of of at least a couple of years to get through this inquiry let's take one more call from our listeners hi this is matt from fort worth i'm wondering if special counsel could indict members of congress for impeding an open investigation ryan your thoughts on that su members of congress could engage in criminal activity and they wouldn't be immune from that including obstruction of justice former senator boxer just last night in fact warned nunez represented noon is that he might be coming close to that line senator whitehouse's said something similar about newness and i do think it can raise us yours concern they're legitimate ways in which congress can engage in oversight but if there really are trying to undermine the investigation for ulterior motives that's a different story we're coming up on the absolute end of the segment and i want to answer the question is this a witch hunt you got three choices yes no wait and see ryan no josh i i don't think it is now josh gerstein is a senior reporter for politico covering the white house and the justice department and ryan goodman is editor in chief of just security and former special counsel to the department of defense thank you so much for sharing your time with us today thanks for having happy to be here.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Not necessarily nice for the world or good civic professor at some point you've got to trust people way we're going to go into a recess at will probably be less than ten minutes are as fast as i can get to and from the capital so we'll stand in recess for about ten minutes senator thom tillis sitting in the chairman spot judiciary committee hearing earlier today testimony from eaton hirsch tufts university political science associate professor marc jameson from the university of florida also american enterprise institute and christopher wiley former cambridge analytica research director after take the break allowing centers to go to the senate floor to vote they came back and partout runs about twenty minutes to order and senator whitehouse cloture blumenthal are interested in a second round i have mainly now because i have to preside in twenty minutes if we could keep around about three minutes i would appreciate it or cape the h turn for about three minutes and we'll start with senator whitehouse thank you mr wiley i wanted to go back to the brexit campaign and the role that aggregate iq played in it in the aftermath of that campaign person dominic coming through a campaign strategist for vote leave said that tweeted out the cambridge analytic ahead a essentially zero percent role in the brexit referendum is that true so it's i i don't i don't i don't agree with that because they iq was set up to service and builds technology for seo and cambridge analytica so it's true in the sense that cambridge lyrica was the ford facing front for this network for its american operations but not necessarily you was the front for the brexit operations the hugh was only set up to serve seal group and cambridge analytic they have intellectual property agreements that transferred their ip to cambridge analytic and at the time of the brexit referendum they were also concurrently working with cambridge on different projects so i so to say that came genetic i didn't have any role or influence on the brexit campaign i.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"I'd like to do a poll and see how those issues are resonating top of the list is even though rhode island voted overwhelmingly in our presidential primary for senator sanders at the convention when they called the role for rhode island's was twenty to twelve for clinton talk about no democracy and senator whitehouse one of those that voted for clinton there so that's one issue and then of course the burrillville power plant a lack of opposition to that from senator whitehouse also warrantless wiretapping center white house is not casting good votes and very different from the rest of the democrats on whether she get a warrant for you tap our phones from the government and last week senator sanders had a bill a resolution to say we have to debate before we get into military quagmire and have a vote instead of white house voted against that so those are the four issues and by the way on the warriors station vote it was particularly to yemen what's happening in yemen and and everyone was saying oh we don't have any troops there and yemen so we don't need to have this vote we don't need to vote for sanders resolution and now we're finding out we do have green berets and american troops in yemen that's just coming out so i think these are important issues and i do want to do a poll and see how the resonating what did you say to the associated press yesterday.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Have called senator sanders appointments and asked if i could get an appointment and talk to him about this race and hopefully that will happen say that again i'm sorry you you have called the sanders you'll called senator sanders himself yes and we camping president together so oh we were on in iowa and new hampshire at various events so hopefully we can discuss this race all right so i'm speaking with lincoln chafee who has now said not looking at the governor's race forget about the warwick mayor situation i'm going national international issues and looking to run to be a us senator once again correct all right i this is quite a busy news day so we're all digesting this you would run as a democrat yes on a platform of what are you going to criticize or are you going to look at senator whitehouse's run are you you seem to be politically on the same page no well as i said the big mistake was against all the rhode island democrats voted overwhelmingly in almost every city and town in rhode island to support senator sanders that was a big mistake to go down to the convention and vote for hillary clinton who then lost the donald trump she wasn't a good candidate in the rhode island democrat said that emphatically in that presidential primary two thousand sixteen twenty sixteen and then recently this war powers extending the war powers act to donald trump senator sanders incentive we republican from utah forty four votes to say we have to debate these issues every time we're going to have a military adventure senator whitehouse voted against it decent issues very passionate about a care about america's place in the world we should be a responsible world leader in after the iraq war we've made mistakes on torture on want lists wiretapping on grown strikes these are the these are the issues that i brought up when he was in the senate and and running for president and i care about neglect to be involved with them again all right listen hang on the line lincoln chafee has just said that he is looking to run for the us senate seat he is looking at it closely to run as a democrat against senator sheldon whitehouse we'll be right back tara granahan hey it's crash have you listening to us yet on alexa say alexa enable the.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"A mayor but tara several months ago senator sanders bernie sanders supporters contacted me and we're urging me to run for the senate seat that's open senator whitehouse's seat and i thought about a bit and then they what they were mad about is that senator sanders one almost every city in town in rhode island in the presidential primary terry johnston north providence warrant cranston almost all of them got fifty five percent but then down at the convention in philadelphia the super delegates of which senator whitehouse is one voted for hillary clinton and so when rhode island rolls called clinton got twenty votes and sanders got twelve although sanders one round primary it just wasn't right it wasn't fair all those people that went out and voted for sanders so that's what motivated sanders supporters to approach me and then very recently there was a very important vote which didn't get much coverage but very important in the future of our country about extending the war powers which were given after september eleventh indefinitely put president trump and it was the sanders resolution any teamed with a republican senator from utah mike lee sandra's we bill resolution and the white house voted against it and so that it had a new for these people don't approach me and say please challenge senator white house in a prime move certainly don't wanna vote for a republican that's not gonna happen so we'd like to have some choices jump considering that race you are considering running for the us senate seat correct currently held by sheldon whitehouse correct are you out there campaign this is news to me yes this vote was taken on the war resolution just happened and that coupled with.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Two days after firing one cabinet secretary the white house is growing increasingly frustrated with another cabinet member sources tell c n n the focus now on e p a administrator scott pruitt following to damning stories in less than a day i cnn reporting that pruitt went to the rose bowl a college football semifinal featuring his home team the oklahoma sooners the best game in college but all your own then took his family to disneyland both personal trips with his epa security detail in to pruitt also used that security for trips home to tulsa oklahoma all that according to senator sheldon whitehouse after the democrats said he viewed documents that back up the claim white house has been a fierce critic of pruitt's since his nomination to the epa this got awful nominee clearly this is an epic ram job senator whitehouse recently sent a letter to the as inspector general laying out the new details about pruitt's round the clock security detail the letter which cnn reviewed raises questions about the cost of pruitt's unprecedented epa funded security let them go on vacation if he wants to go to land put on a baseball cap and some sunglasses nobody knows who he is he's not that famous the epa till cnn because of the unprecedented number of threats administrator pruitt follows the same security protocol whether he's in his personal or official capacity pruitt is also facing scrutiny over the condo he lived in when he moved to washington abc news first reported that pruitt has been renting a condo at this capitol hill property which cnn confirms is owned by the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist whose firm represents a long list of companies that are regulated by the epa bloomberg news reports that pruitt's arrangement allowed him to only pay fifty dollars for the nineteen actually slept there for a total of sixty one hundred dollars over six months well below market value it appears to be an impermissible gift and here's why it matters because the owner of this condo is married to allow.
"senator whitehouse" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The red sox beat the pirates and grapefruit league play twelve six david price five innings three hits two earned runs chris sale has been named the opening day starter in the bruins a plane saint louis tomorrow night let's get a check on the news the storm is coming here's busy man thanks greg here's what's happening to taken into custody in smithfield today charged with animal cruelty as officials break up what they believed was an illegal pet breeding operation over two dozen dogs at least one hundred fifty snakes in about three hundred rats believed to be to feed the snakes taken from conditions described as pretty bad senator whitehouse says the congress needs to pass legislation to prevent the president firing special counsel robert muller another angle on the same story senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he has a lot of confidence in muller and says he should be allowed to finish his job three students shot in a maryland high school today a boy and girl shot by a male student who officials say was killed by a resource officer police believe the seventeen year old shooter had had a relationship with a girl who is in critical condition the boy's condition is listed as stable from the seascape lawn care weather center accuweather meteorologist bob larsen says a winter storm warning we'll take affect tomorrow morning at eight and be in effect until eight o'clock thursday tonight mostly cloudy it'll turn breezy with a low of thirty windy cold tomorrow snow arrives in the morning continues during the afternoon and evening then it tapers off late at night it'll accumulate six to ten inches and that's gonna make for difficult travel and heavy wet snow of course can bring down power lines high tomorrow around thirty five tomorrow night the low thirty two thursday a cloudy day wendy but not as cold leftover.