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23. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
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So reliable source listen to almost famous on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. It's Thursday August sixth. In, the mid nineteen nineties and early two thousands there was a bit of a tradition amongst congressional aides, the House of Representatives. A large glass jar would sit on the desk of a staffer in a congressional office and whenever Texas Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee would give speech on the House floor. Staffer, who's desk held the jar would be required to drop a quarter in the jar and then pass it on to a fellow staff members desk. Each time the congresswoman spoke from the House floor another quarter would be deposited and the JAR Journey on to its next destination. According to the rules of tradition, whomever's desk held the jar on the day that Congresswoman Jackson Lee did not speak from the House floor would win the pot and collect all the money. Congressional. Staffs all over the House of Representatives Democrats and Republicans alike were known to participate. The congresswoman was so prolific in. So consistent that some office jars became too full and too heavy to move around. Rumors circulated of hundred dollar payouts and jars. So full of quarters, the contents could pay for lunch an entire congressional office. Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee has never been accused of being shy. She has at times been polarizing known for her aggressive and pointed questioning of witnesses and committee and our willingness to take her political opponents to task. But in her twenty five years in Congress. She's also been ranked by multiple publications as one of the most effective legislators in Congress. I'm clay aiken and this week politic con welcomes one of America's most outspoken and influential members of Congress to discuss the state of political discourse in the midst of a national pandemic. And her hopes and goals for America this November, and beyond. Thank you so much for. Joining US doing this. I am so delighted. Put, your. Lasso, around me we say in Texas but I'm glad I told me in how that? Well I'm I'm glad to how is how is Houston? Doing in this? We're all in this together in different parts of the country, but Houston row house. Cove and I know I. Don't know if you're on the east coast or west coast but I know you all have gone through it. I can say that we're still in some very challenging times I'll I'll motion our movement today is trying to get people into the testing sites I've always believed testing testing testing but we are a Texas is now number one in terms of The number of cases meaning three, hundred, thousand, plus so when we look at the map. We are the dark dark red in particular, and in our area we suffered five hundred three deaths. we're at fourteen new death. And we're at seven, hundred, nine new cases in fifty, two, thousand cases over. So we're not going down the only thing that's going down. We had a twenty percent infection rate and we now have a seventeen percent. Well small small victories are there places in the state that are doing worse than others in Texas so big is it happening you sing growth or or increases in more rural parts or is it mostly increasing in urban centers as there is? Is there any evidence that one part one type of areas doing better or worse? I think in in my review of certainly what we've seen is that Kobe nineteen is not a respective urban or rural, and it certainly is growing in our rural communities than. They have less access to medical facilities, which is very challenging and we're very concerned about but also south Texas has felt the brunt. Particularly with the disparities impacting both Hispanic Lat next and African, Americans are in a very devastating manner. So for example, last week, you had the county judge of a dog county putting in a voluntary stay at home order because we can't get the authority from the governor that we'd like to get, which is for the governor to give authority to the local jurisdictions make determination based on science that same county was asking for oxygen, and Overall, they were asking for more medical professionals and so I know that just recently in mcallen. Thank goodness and I've been pushing for that along with their. Congress people we work extensively weld together but I know that they've just gotten a sort of mash unit from I believe the Department of Defense. So they've gotten additional medical teams coming down to be able to be helpful. So we're we're in that mode right now we're we're in the crisis mode of still trying to. Continue to bring the hospitalization down the ICU down the reason why they needed to get a temporary hospital in mcallen area because all the bids fulfilled in the hospitals and It's it's that kind of atmosphere that we end people are resilient to the extent that we've got great medical teams working very hard. I've opened twenty-one Colbert testing sites are the first one was March nineteen. And I'm very fortunate to have been able to collaborate. With, a small hospital really has exponentially grown leadership on testing we just opened our last one we try to do it on the weekend and we have some that. been continuing from the moment they've opened in an others. What we do is we come in a for a day to three days in hard. To serve areas and really bring people out to get tested who are still having to go to work during the week in the weekend testing is really something. That is very helpful to them. I've seen Carlos of families with mom and Dad and children or grandmother, and it really warms your heart. We give away sanitation items. Items to work with, and then we also sometimes give away food food distribution, and then we give away the famous. For Gallons of milk that everybody likes to have. Our people following guidance there or do you see a lot of masks in Houston or around the area people listening and doing what they're supposed to do or they're still a division of people a group of people who just refuse to do them? You know I love my fellow Houstonians and Texans and those who are in Harris County which is what? Houston sits in and by and launch people. It's almost clay like the national landscape. obviously some of those who are distracted by mixed messages from the White House. Has You know some of my colleagues in the United States Congress were unfortunately may still be thinking that it has something to do with their civil rights or. Their First Amendment Rights of freedom of movement access. But by launch people are very concerned. One of the groups that again I love engaging with and view them as leaders of tomorrow. But of today is when we have to see large hardee's that happened to be with a younger Americans and not only are they crowded. But there without masks or restaurants who have had to be cited because they have not. You know they have sort of a younger audience if you will. They're open and rather than holding to the latitude that they've been given to open and have people socially distance is absolutely the opposite and you'll that's what this is about It is about messaging with leadership and confidence and Compassionate leadership, and if we only had someone to stand up, say mid February by the way, I had to press conferences in February with no one. Could even fathom what I was talking about and I was having enthoven nineteen because it was at the time that we've publicly heard about what was occurring in China, and so are my first press conference was at the airport and asked the airport whether you were well prepared on and let me just say this in defense of all of these entities everybody was following what? Was the national trend, silence and no one wanted to speak about it and everyone wanted to say no problem. It's just not gonna be even a problem but having been on homeland security for such a long time. I just knew that you know what we might have a problem. So it's it's the why do you think that people didn't want to talk about it that early? February. It had not quite become as political as it certainly became in the following months in. So in February, what was the motivation for people to not want to talk about what do you? That's a very good point and and the point that I wanted to follow up with if we had had a national statement about wearing masks. Now, it probably would have gotten a few chuckles, but the scientists if they had you know pursued. What was going on in China I know they're two prong. Routes it's whether China's sent it to that. That's a whole different investigation, the ideas that we should have studied what was going on in China how fast is spread in in that city, and with that in mind we should've known the world is very small people travel. And I think that we should have taken the opportunity to educate people. So to answer your question about why you know America is but it is a a nation of Kathmandu's is the nation of success It is known as it has been known as the most powerful nation world. Why would we want to admit that anything could bring us to a point of crisis and so I think that was somewhat of the mindset and we didn't grapple with how big we are nor do we grapple with that? Being a novel virus, we didn't grapple with the fact that we had no way of knowing how this virus transmit to whom and how fast and it did transmit fast. If we could have had that information of the scientists could have focused on that and the medical professionals that we could have been communicating in the administration would have been cautious if we had not dismantled the pandemic office in the White House baby, we would have been able to give messages out could have saved any number of thousands of lives. Are we gonNA. Learn. Our lesson. I. Hope. So because I, you know as I mentioned, those law souls I've been one of those members of Congress that is wanted to offer a moment of silence. I do it at my press conferences because I want people to know we're a big big big big country but it's a hundred and fifty eight going on one hundred and sixty thousand people loved ones that are dead. I just hope that these souls of whom we should respect and honor and acknowledged because when you hear some of the stories such wonderful people were serving and giving and doing. Yes, play. That America has learned a lesson not to be not to be one that would have a defeated not to be defeated, but to be prepared and ready to realize that there are a lot of things in the world a lot of things in science a lot of things in medicine a lot of things in the coronavirus family that we don't know, and so when we see something coming than, we need to take all precaution so that we can save line. So we started this podcast back in March, right I, believe the the week. The first week was the week before the shutdown the second week I was in Los Angeles recording the the second episode on the night that. I think most of US realized the the country needs to shut down and we take the next episode, the third episode As our first episode in quarantine in shutdown, and it was really remarkable that week that the guests that we had on that week. Congress your your colleague Congressman Ted Lieu. Was a guess that week Adam Corolla was on that week and we just had this really. Almost. Unifying. Episode where people really wanted to talk about how this is something that is not political. This is a national crisis. This is a pandemic and it's not going to be something that we look at through a political lens. We're GONNA solve this as country because in times of crisis throughout our history we have come together. As a country regardless of political party and we figured out how to work together and then the fourth episode, the next week. At didn't last long I mean we jumped right back in. A political blame game and. This is been the first in my life. The first time in my life that I can remember a crisis becoming. So politicized that health health public health is not political and so I kind of want to ask you you have been in the House representatives for twenty. Are you coming up on twenty five years now? Yes I am bank you. Yes. So you are one of the you are one of the most senior people in the in the house. Can you pinpoint. A time when this went wrong when did all of the sudden politics start becoming? So nasty that? People didn't even want to look at facts couldn't even come together in a pandemic come together in a national crisis is is there a time in your twenty five year? History in in Congress that you can see the tide started to turn. While you know even as we saw the tide turned klay, there were moments when we were unified so if I had to pinpoint. I might be reminded of the contract on America that was led. By Speaker, Newt, Gingrich and of course. That was. A huge victory for Republicans where they took the majority from members of the. Democratic House time. and. they were driven. Not by as much by policy and values that we'd all adhere to all the time but they had a sizable influence, which let me be very clear I I realized that the American people are bosses and their attitudes change but we also have the responsibility in the United States Congress. As I say to school children with the most powerful law-making body, the world we do have the responsibility of pulling together and really standing for what is best for all of the American people incidents is like this really call upon us to retry higher angels to ensure that. So yes, I. saw it. I in the influence of the contract on America. And the absolute attitude in which the leadership of that time lead of that it was only their way and no other way and it proceeded on and there were moments when they were better moments than not. Even though Katrina started out rough in the response by the administration at that time, Republican Administration it ultimately came to the point where George H W Bush and Bill Clinton came together to unify as to how to respond to the devastation of hurricane. Katrina as I recall and it went on to Hurricane Ike as well. So there were moments where we were still in this political atmosphere but there were bright lights that rolls around Natural Disaster Katrina was. Hurricane Ike was another one the where's the light now congresswoman It it is Let me say the light is found mostly at local levels even to the extent of cities, hamlets, counties just as we saw. The light shining on in New York and governor Cuomo pushing down into cities. And counties of New York and. New Yorkers rising through the Cajun people flying into New York. City in for instance. So the percenter from all over the world probably in all over the nation medical professionals wanting to volunteer that brought tears to your eyes as much as the devastation of people in Hallways and dying and we've seen a different states where local people in Florida local people a rising to the occasion, local mayors and county judges. You know that gives me faith in America because America is land. Bounded by land mass and bounded by oceans, it is a very big country and it has its own regional qualities a which are endearing. We love coming to the South we love. New. England, we love the Mid West. We love the West. We love our Western. Attitudes in the West Riding Horses and just having a good time we love Barbecue love, Fried Chicken Brits. Are we now you're making me hungry for? Big No we love our international food. That's the point. I'M GONNA. Make we are we are many different people but we are Americans who come together and I wanna make this point when we had the initial stay at home order. Just. Like you had the initial entities but to great persons by the way, I certainly know my good friend and colleague Teddy is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. But it was adherence. To the stay at home order. People were basically quiet in home wine because they were patriots they were listening to their government leaders. many of whom were local leaders who put stay at home orders in. and governor coma decide him again because he was the first state box or the governor of Maryland. or the mayor's in Atlanta and Washington DC. DETROIT New Orleans Houston Los Angeles. San Francisco places that I knew in particular and People Klay Stayed Home why? Because they were being Americans in knighted together to be able to stand together and what happened. That administrative head. The administration's head started to peer out. and there wasn't enough politics going on and we started to when I say we then they start to divide among democratic governors and Republican governors and all of a sudden listening to the experts like Dr Foul State who has been a world renown infectious disease and researcher someone that I've worked with and had the privilege of working with through a number of viruses Ebola Zeka etcetera Bay overran him, and started talking about his time to get out and you know why we're in the predicament wherein because we got out may I and all the local official when I say we the State of Texas as indicated by the state leadership. and what happened. When local leadership was saying, we're not ready Klay here we are where we are today. So we're now right but there's still. There's still plenty of people who Do not listen to Anthony Fauci do not want to trust what he says don't feel that this pandemic is as dangerous. It is I wouldn't ask I'M NOT GONNA ask you to call out names of colleagues who you work with but we've obviously seen some representatives from right in your home state who have not worn masks and not believe that it was important to wear masks and ended up catching corona virus. A lot of people who aren't listening and who have made it political and are listening perhaps to the wrong information or at the very least listening to who they believe is giving them accurate information. We can disagree whether it's true or not. But what how do how Democrats? Convince those folks who have for the last three years supported this particular president and love him blindly how do we convince them that he's not? Doesn't have their best interests at heart and or can we is it even possible to convince certain people that this president doesn't have their best interest at heart? Or should we be trying I guess that that's our Democrats wasting their time by trying to appeal to people who voted for trump. Well, I think we should always be trying to educate Americans and to make sure they make the most effective and sensible vote that they can possibly make. In this instance for me. It would be absolutely Joe Biden. I call him a compassionate chief. and I believe, yes, we always try. But we should do it by Audi. Sometimes, your words a simply are not enough and what are the deeds the deeds are to help us get back on our feet and I believe that the package that we're pushing now in the United States Congress would all of us contributed to is a humanitarian package and it it reaches All of the red and blue corners of America, it reaches Integral Urban America reaches into farm houses and apartments in our urban centers, and that is to extend families up to get them back on their feet. The open businesses up to get children where they can really really go to school and be safe and not get sick and that's what Democrats are trying to do and I think that We're going to get in quote some kind of deal that's going to deal with more hormone fictions and mortgage foreclosures are working with funding for our cities and states because we needed to keep up the garbage from not being picked up in firefighters and police officers from not being paid a so that has to be we need more testing we need to pay for hospitals are hospitals. Taking care of sick people that have no insurance we need to make sure that the census has taken care of and we don't short cut counting people off because the constitution says count every single person. So I think it has to be deeds and we have to recognize that there will be some that will continue to believe that their best interest is in the narrow of viewpoints in narrow. Attitudes and values of this administration and so that's how we're going to do it. We'll lose some but we need to keep doing it by deeds. People see that we're for them for the American spirit and unity They'll see new added a new attitude when a new approach. What are the deeds that that? You've seen from Joe Biden that make you think you'll be a good leader. Oh it's a if there's ever been a person first of all has such a comprehensive allege of government in how government should work for the people and his power that he will have as president will not internalize it for his own benefit. He'll push it out to the people. That's why he is shown evidence of policies that really move into all aspects of our line in his own personal life is the tragedy. and that lends itself. To him understanding the pain that other people are experiencing whether it's a natural disaster. Whether, in of the Feelings of a systemic racism institutional racism that out communities have. He doesn't. He doesn't really excite the left though does he I mean there are a lot of people who've criticized him for his crime bill in the nineties and there I mean he just doesn't really get enthusiasm from the left. How can he get that Well, I would I beg to differ as time has gone on. I think we have the enthusiasm of recognizing that AH chain chance to come and I think as. Though Biden speaks from the heart. and as we begin to review some of the policies that he has worked diligently on with. Bernie Sanders and many others. Who are of different views that he may have had then I think more and more speaks to criminal justice reform. I, know he supports the George for Justice Policing Act I know that he believes in investment in both Latin and African. American. Communities as relates to small businesses education. For. Gaining wealth. and you introduced a bill to you introduced a bill to to study reparations has he come out in support of that specifically love reparations I know that his team is reviewing it. That's exciting for me because it is a well received a legislative initiative and what it is play is the commission to study and develop regime proposals It is a governmental commission on it is based on government action. So it is not based on my neighbor and what happened with my neighbors family It is a definitely reviewing of the nation's original sin, which is slavery holding people than two hundred years in bondage never providing. For any transferred of wealth, a long history of white supremacy in terms of the African American community. Enslaved the descendants of enslaved Africans all through the eighteen hundreds we were never able to receive any opportunities so that We study at though what people who we everybody wants everyone in the in the primaries I think with the exception of maybe Marianne Williamson everyone in the primaries wasn't supportive studying reparations. Everyone talks about studying studying studying has anyone come out and said they are in support of reparations period end of sentence Oh, absolutely Biden. As they say, as I said his team is studying studying the bill studying the bill I didn't say studying it was studying the bill. So we're very grateful for that but we have a mountain of support We even have data that a percentage of Americans a majority of Americans. Now study that was just ended last week you see the article, Wall Street Journal Majority of Americans now support a reparations are the momentum is really moving Tom Style Danny. Glover John. Legend and but Biden hasn't but Biden has committed to studying them. I guess that's what that's what confuses me sometimes because I don't understand what 'cause it sounds to me sometimes like studying them just means let's talk about them a little bit longer put it off study put it off, put it off, and no one has said they are in support to that. I have heard has said they are in support of this is what they would look like this is how we would do them. They would be direct cash payments or they would be payments into communities of color. Anything but studying yet no but we don't want that to happen. We want this commission to be passed so that you have the framework for how this should be done. This commission has been filed since nineteen, eighty nine by my predecessor, John Conyers and this format is the format that is appropriate religiously. And so president signed bills. It's up to the legislature to debate the bill to mark the bill up and to pass the bill allowed the House and the Senate I feel very good with polling showing that most Americans support this concept that this bill that studies and developed. So this is not a steady bill you study only to get the data that you need, but you develop the proposals through this commission that then becomes a hopefully an agenda appears into these. Disparities, there is no doubt that from the moment of our arrival of historical rivals sixteen nineteen of that these disparities is horrific and heinous tragedy of slavery has impacted African Americans. But as well as the reparations would be part of a response to slavery. Once you help the economic status of some Americans, you help the economic status of all Americans. So we want this. Relation to go through and would you trade? Would you trade Ohio Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in exchange for it? Do you worry that that discussions about this might be exactly what Donald Trump wants to divide and conquer with I? Mean it do do you lose white voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and Michigan if this becomes the central campaign issue as I've indicated this up to the Legislature To debate and people come from all those different states. but. We don't intend to lose any state as relates to the presidential elections. We believe that our President Biden has a record that response to all of the needs of a very diverse America legislation runs on its own track, and so Um, we're delighted that this issue being studied by the campaign not steady to say study, but it's being looked at that's a good thing. But we're already he came out and said he was in support of something like that or we Should talk about police reform to because obviously what the what the current president is trying to do is pin the whole fund. The police ANTIFA far left movement on Joe Biden and say that he is a puppet for the far left right. But if Joe Biden were to come out and say he was in support of some of those things he were or he were in, he was supportive of reparations do think that would hurt him in some of these mid western. Working Class, white populated states with some of those voters is it possible to win and and really get minority voters and the left wing of the Democratic Party enthusiastic and not at the same time alienate. Some of the more moderate working class white voters in some of those swing states like mine in North Carolina, can you do both? You get people excited or do we have to settle for? We're not excited about Joe Biden but we hate Donald Trump's so we're gonNA vote for him. I guess I don't want to be probably Anna but I, guess I wanNA be a inspirational. excited. Be. The go for it. All you want to try to make me. To try to inspire McLean. GonNa. Try and take you through the Constitution and the fact that this nation was. Created to forming more perfect union and if we don't continue to try. To, create an atmosphere where their space for everyone than we fail out founding fathers and we also fail in essence. In fixing some of the faults of our founding fathers, not having a women in the constitution that having African Americans as a whole person now reflects as well on how we treat a undocumented person. So I have a sense of hope that you don't have to isolate Ohio and Pennsylvania in the Mid West and North Carolina and the Carolina in the south. I. I'm looking for a way to be able to discuss these. and not be threatening I. think that Joe Biden has an absolute a uncanny ability to deal with people. He's genuine he's caring and I think he has the ability to refute any negative attack If he were to a look at an issue that impacted one segment based birth versus another one part of the population versus another, he has to be the president of the entire nation. He has to be a sensitive to the needs of rural America. Small Farmers as he has to be to the kid growing up in public housing in the middle of Baltimore. Or any other large city and so I think he has back. People have not seen him fully out on the campaign trail for those of us who work with him is in essence I liberal probably criticized for being that of years past. Of course, there aren't new approaches to the term liberal or left but I believe Joe Biden has the capacity to embrace by his policies embraced the understanding He is a supporter of the domestic bill rights. For domestic workers that's a that's a positive and wonderful step. He knows what he's getting hit from both sides. Congresswoman isn't amy? Listen. Anyone who's listening to this podcast anyone who's listening to this podcast knows and I've always been open. My producers are going to take a drink because I'm going to own my bias here. They say I on it too much. It's. It's public knowledge that I am a big supporter and I have have always been or have long been abiding supporter but I do worry that. He gets hit from both sides and I don't know all the time and I'm wondering what how you feel about it that sometimes he's not also getting hit just as much from the left as he is from the right he has certainly been he he he got attacked by some people on the left especially during the primary because he has been friends with Republicans he has. Touted his friendships with. Republicans who he's worked with in the Senate some some really bad segregationists that he worked with in the seventies who he said, he was able to get things done with. He's called Republicans good friends of his and he's gotten hit from the left personally i. My me as one soul voter. See that as a benefit. To be able to work across the aisle with Republicans but some people on the left don't like that. Does it concern you that that there is division within the Democratic Party right now that perhaps some people on the left will not see him as sufficiently progressive. Well Going back to my seeing of know pollyanna. Is All the songs of unity and remind you that he has had. A conversation. With Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders positive discussions they are openly supporting him enthusiastically He didn't have any problem with a developing a his. Friendship and legality with them. I. Was Part of sponsoring a unity a statement in the rules committee that was joined in by Bernie Sanders supporters, of course. And that as I am a biden supporter and that unity I believe was a very strong statement in the party faithful you need to get the party faithful and we did not see a crack in the armor while we were doing our rules and platform, and so I do think I wanted to give you comfort that in this time of trouble and Storm Democrats are going to come together. Yes. The president. If elected and sworn in, President Biden will have to address many of the concerns of different perspectives in the party. But I, know that his leadership will be based on policy and how it can best help the American people as a whole and I think they won't ask if the policies that are going to be very good for the American people and they will see that in his leadership. I'LL I won't ask you handicap. Anyone I won't put you in that position but I will ask you how important The pick is when it comes to or who, who, that will be when it comes to satisfying any particular. Group of voters do you think that it's important that his VP pick satisfies his own party or is someone who appeals to the moderate voters he needs to win in some of these swing states? While everyone we don't know who the vice president is going to choose. But what I will say to you is that everyone whose name has appeared I've view them as outstanding. Americans, and public servants. And everyone that I've heard that had been interview. Their commitment has always been I. Want Joe Biden elected president. whether I am. Running across the country helping him out or serving as his teammate I. Think. He made a mistake by setting expectations that he would choose a woman. I think now I think it was from his heart no-one when made him say that? Makes Joe. Biden say anything I think it was you think It has a beautiful why Dr Jill and He's got some granddaughters and one for grants Ran children, and I. Think he said it from his heart I think he said from the historical perspective of his heart and that's a good thing I think well by think he's Do you think he's going to upset people if he doesn't pick a black woman. Everyone that I have seen. You can tell me you could just tell me. They want to see Joe Biden. Win. It is obviously the case that no matter what we do is public servants or candidates that we'll have a those who will feel. differently. So what do you have to do? You GOTTA STAND UP? you gotta straighten everything straightened out and you've got to actually engage with the voting public share with your story. But let me tell you that not the end of the story. This is a moment when the rise in diverse communities for women. To different ethnic and racial diversity. Racial groups is larent- and I believe of the administration has a wonderful opportunity. To have a diverse cabinet of the unique proportion. Barriers. 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As podcast I was the bachelor and know firsthand how dating twenty five people at one time is not easy and I was on the show a timer to. Four Times, but I met my husband. So I'm proof that the process works. We do interviews with the cast members creating the headlines. We go in-depth about their experiences on the show and we get juicy details that they would never air. We break down the episodes each week and give our insight into the drama. Believe me it's not always how it seems. We're able to give you the insider perspective since we've been there. Four Times the Bachelor cast doesn't just stir up drama on screen. Their personal lives are always making the pages of the magazine and we update you every week on these topics and we know pretty much everyone. So we're reliable source listen to almost famous on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts or wherever your podcasts. It's certainly way time to have a female vice president female president. Female Defense Secretary. We've not had state secretary of the Treasury. Positions early we're. Positions that have not been filled by women are a lot more positions that have not been filled by people of Color by women of Color Certainly. But but do you think that when he says very specifically that the vice president will be a woman that the next? Again. I love this but but I'm asking the question anyway when he says that the next Supreme Court justice seat will be filled will be appointed. He will appoint a black woman. Sign me up. That's great. But do you think when he says that that it rings to some voters in the mid West especially white voters Who voted for perhaps Obama but have switched over to trump or maybe they haven't voted. Democrat in a while despite agreeing with Democrats on policy. But because there's there's a Lotta politics of personality, there's a lot of identity politics nowadays, and if they hear the next Supreme Court justice will be a black woman. The vice president will be a woman and should be a woman of color. Do you think that there are white men who say wait a second Democrats are trying to? Take. Away the privileges. That I feel are owed to me, and therefore I'll never vote for them Indian. There will be some back late. But let me try to. Lear your mind. First of all, we're up in Pennsylvania up in Michigan WE'RE UP IN TERMS OF A A. Some are double digit, but I think so single-digit, we have a so you trust the polls at. I trust them only to the extent of giving us a readout I. don't trust them for voting on November third twenty twenty. But what I would say to you is that this has been out in the public form for long period of time about a woman on as a vice presidential candidate maybe not as long for Supreme Court. Maybe not any discussions been about cabinet choices, but let me say this. again, it is all in how you convey and convinced. I think the Joe Biden, all the years that he served all that his life experiences have generated as an often said. If him, the UNCANNY ability to relate to people who are. In the mid west who happened to be white males on for them to know that their seat at the table and their issues. Will be addressed but the point is Americans. Their issues are equally my issues. I want better income for working families, want better environment or better between jobs I love family farms, I want them to be strong and surviving, and I can't imagine that anyone in the mid West would be opposed to the kind of policing, reimagining, policing or public safety that would not generate the murder of George Floyd. A and I don't know if I told you play his family in my community and my constituents Cuny Homes Jack Gage Nfl always say that and he was known as a big floyd. He was known as a mentor to a lot of young people. He he played basketball in China with YOM ING He took his family members young young boys that they were with him when he was able to to when he went played out on the road. So what I would suggest is that I think Joe. Biden will be able to convey all of these elements and there will be some but I think we will see a turn out coming to regain the America that people love and that is a place where there's a space for everyone That is an American that we've had in some moments where we've come together I think we must deal with the question of race still but people goodwill a-. Willing to deal with the question of race I think Joe Biden. Has that ability I think whoever he selects. Will Support and complement him and I think his cabinet I. Think he's smart enough to have a cabinet that is reflective of the rising diversity in America Astute and wonderful public servants that'll be able to serve this country and when they go out as cabinet secretaries after covid nineteen I, think the various states and places that they go where they'll be talking about solving problems. That's what the constituents will be concerned about here comes someone from. Washington was out here to solve problems, and that's what Joe Biden has to be the chief problem solver of America as president of the United, states. So I know, you won't like to speak in hypotheticals, but let's try it for fun So let's let's assume that January of two, thousand, twenty one. Obviously. Well, I shouldn't say obviously, but I think most prognosticators believed that the house will still be. In Democrat control? Twenty twenty one comes around January Joe, Biden, and his vice president are in the White House, and hypothetically the Senate is still under Republican control. What are the areas where Joe Biden and the Democratic Party led by a president? Biden can. Build consensus with a Republican led. Senate and get something done because we haven't had seen much being done in a split government recently. Are there places where Democrats in twenty twenty one can work with a trump less republican party. I think and Let me just say that my vision is, of course, a Senate. Majority. Leader Schumer well, that would make life very easy for you because the thing you. So I wanna ask you what it would look like if it was not as easy are there places that you can find agreement with Republicans in the Senate if you don't get your dream scenario, absolutely, it believe that. They should find common agreement with us on every American having access to good healthcare. On that, we should look at all of the proposals have been placed on the table. In the Democrats seemingly have been the only ones that have been able to construct a healthier prion, even those the plan of Medicare for all. An Obama, care have been ideas by Democrats. So I think all of a sudden magically they're gonNA, come to the table come January twenty twenty and agree with you on those things but they haven't agreed with you on for ten years. I think that the fact that they've had a ten years of were they have not created a plan of their own. They've had their own president and their own president is not create a plan of their own. I think they might be looking for a breath of fresh air and a drink of water clean. You think they want rid do you do you think that Republicans in the House and the Senate? Would like to. Be, RID OF DONALD TRUMP. Well, I think that the party that I knew even coming into the United States Congress because I came in with a very sizable group of moderate Republicans even with the contract on America a new gingrich does still exist are. The both of us are asking the question I think Republicans would like for them to exist and I think they would welcome them back and I think it would be a great addition to their caucus that means I don't want to lose any of my members but it breaking find some additional ones I think it'd be great and with that in mind let me just say healthcare the wealth gap. Between the poorest families ridding the nation of extensive poverty are responding to a broken immigration system and trying to fix it that should be a bipartisan effort. Every member of Congress has families in their districts. Republicans are have a individuals that are we're losing because they're they cannot get legal status and have to return. To their countries, we're losing brain power if you will offer not getting a true immigration system that works for the nation I think those are things that we can do and I would hope a reforming the criminal justice is. Addressing the question of race addressing the question of the. Original sin and also addressing of the question of dealing without young people meaning that we should not have a school to prison pipeline a so that that's the only route for some intercity kids. We're better than that. As my late friend allied coming said, we're better than this in this twenty first century America should be looking really to take again its rightful. Place in the world one in terms of his own backyard, its own home, its own house, tweeting its own citizens with a kid gloves and making sure that they get the best of what they need, and then reaching out to the world that is hungry. Again for America's leadership I, mean I share a lot of caucuses that are international I'm on the Helsinki. Commission. As well, I'm in the. inter-parliamentary exchange with Mexico inter-parliamentary inter-parliamentary exchange with Europe, and I see the world from a different perspective one where America is admired or his ideas were admired and that we have a great opportunity again to move of throughout the world with valued that the world's citizens can admire and follow. You've been you've been incredibly generous with your time. So keep too much longer. We have a few questions from our listeners who have written us for you specifically They've done that on instagram or twitter. You can do it at politico on on instagram or twitter, or you can email them to podcast at politico con dot COM a few specifically for you congresswoman Jackson Lee, and then I have another question to kind of wrap up here but Jessica from Austin, asks you what would it take for Texas to Go Blue Oh, I love it. Thank you. Jessica. Very much. hard work and it's interesting. I was just discussing this today with. with this dynamic team without Biden friends in terms of my a hope. But also my sense of reality that we're on the precipice of turning Texas blue. So what would it would take? Is. One in the period of registration really a working hard on getting as many people registered within the timeframe as possible In addition we have to get a safe and secure mail bound program and we have to be able to ensure that people understand the state laws, and so they can make sure that their timely we have to. Have a huge get out the vote effort. That's the fun part we love that even though mostly may be mostly virtual we have a three week time period for early vote we need to make that celebratory that everyone who is able if all conditions warrant that we're out early voting that the systems throughout the state when I they systems have voting. Locations, a well known there socially distance They protect the election workers, the workers there as well as the voters and then messaging and the combination of great messages coming from Joe. Biden and his message and his direct speaking to the people of Texas that Joe Biden will be the president nine only of the nation, but he's certainly be the. President. Of all the great folks this wonderfully diverse state with great history. You'll be the president that we would love to have and call Mr President. So I think it is a combination and by the way, the key element of all of that is fellow Texas Democrats will bring in any number of Texas Republicans who know that it is time for a change. Okay Brianna from Katie, which I'm assuming is Katie Texas. Quite a few Texans have written end for you. This week Brianna asks why does president trump likes to boast about lowering? African, American unemployment. that's a strike. That's a very good question as well and Let me just say that I have been in the. Congress during the debacle of about two thousand, seven I was. Present in aware when? Then Secretary of the Treasury had to come over until speaker of the house that between Friday and Monday we would not see America that we knew that was the collapse, the Wall Street collapse when several companies I went out of business on and we were in a collapse. and. It was through the work of the majority in the House Democrats of that were able to shore up this debacle work with Federal Reserve and then when President Obama came in and put an eight hundred billion dollars stimulus. That began the Recovery what president trump is responding to is the seeds that were planted by the Obama Administration. The same thing when President Clinton left the. White House, we had a surplus which was lost. Through the wars that were fought in the eight years of the next administration. In this instance, all of this early success that. For All workers, all workers were getting a bump. It was clearly the economic policies that we put in place with President, Obama including the stimulus package and including a not passing a horrific a tax cut that is really undermined the stability, this nation and created a huge deficit. So he's boasting on work that he did not accomplish. He's only boasting on the after results of the Obama Administration, but finally, it doesn't take much for this administration to boast. And as we can help Suffering from unemployment, which really could have been avoided if we'd only had a strategic response to covid nineteen and a pandemic office in the White House, and if we let the scientists lead like the politicians get out of the way. Okay our last one from a listener I'm it's a little bit wonky and we see but I I imagine that you will appreciate the attention to some issued that you probably are dealing with and in your area right now although it's from Juan in San Antonio Solit- further west. He asks how will immigrant and ESL Children's survived teacher strikes and school closures. Well thank you so very much warned that is a gilman and he's talking of course about immigrant and the. English as a second language children that I love and as well I hope our food DACA children in the terrible order that the president's just issue that Daca applicants can only be for year no new doctor Africans are frankly We are about to pass out. We're still negotiating I. DON'T WANNA presuppose but the Democrats are clay is put into this Hero Zach, one hundred and seventy, five, billion dollars. Or schools. In in this crisis in and this is a crisis that hundred seventy five billion dollars should be used for any number of things are temporary buildings, air conditioned tents, and if you have two children so you have social distance to protect teachers it can also and should be us to be able to help children with special challenges the early. The classes should continue and if funding is needed because the classes are smaller, they can use these covert nineteen dollars in addition I, know that most school districts I don't know any school district in the state of Texas that ask what you are immigrant non immigrant documented non-documented. So all of the children's should receive the same benefits and we should not. Discriminate because there's an immigrant child but what I will say to one is a needs to be special effort being made for children who have particular needs whether they're low income whether families cannot afford. The technology, we must give every child a computer to be able to not suffer the. Impact of covert nineteen. That would diminish their education special needs, children We've got to make them a priority as well as the other children and then to the school superintendents all of them have to listen I'll commander in chief should not be dictating educational policies, which he knows absolutely nothing about it should be with the local leaders along with the scientists that they can rely on parents and teachers, and the overall commitment that America's had that education public school education education is of highest priority because our children are our most precious, almost precious assets that we have. These little win our best in our best. So to Juan, we are putting in place resources so that those children that you spoken up, get the fair and equal treatment and don't leave them out when President Biden has a has A. Progressive. Cabinet and a Democrat running the Department of Education Will Democrats still believe that? Those decision should be left to local governments. Oh. I mean I think Democrats are always good at following the law and there is a role for the federal government and education we do We are extremely helpful. In civil rights policies where we're helpful in special needs children. Hope with at risk. Children so and we're helpful with the higher education. Helpful at historically black colleges, the federal government, the US, Department of Education is a umbrella on a rainy day and they should work well with US school districts love to get grants from the department, of Education Love to get awards of excellence from the Department of Education. Yes and in our previous secretaries of education that I worked with extensively particularly Democratic. Administration and even Republican when they knew their role Absolutely Democrats are one thing about Democrats. We love where we are in order, we understand order we understand government no one has ever said Democrats don't know how to govern we do and so as a President Biden with all of the defection and saying that a sense of that position and picks the excellent persons. He will. I believe that we'll have a dynamic team that will help us continue to build the excellent education system that we have from. K.. Twelve to higher learning to the PhD's, which is why students from around the world have always clamored to come here to the United States. Could you imagine that the president initially and said they had to get out in nineteen the a foreign students who were duly here legitimately, and of course we got that turned around but again, I think that the cabinet that the. Incoming President will choose will be one prepared to govern into work with the nate. So that sort of leads that sort of leads me to to to the final point or question I wanna ask. You said that no one has ever said the Democrats don't know how to lead her to govern. I'm sure would not come as a surprise to you that some people have said that. And I don't think you have to go too far outside of your district probably to go into places in your own state where there are a lot of people we we were just talking a minute ago about how it's hard to see. Moderate Republicans in today's Republican Party. But in my part of North Carolina, where I ran for Congress and not very far away from where you. Serve as congresswoman. There are lots of people who who will insist to us that there's no such thing as a moderate Democrat anymore either that that there are the Democrats are all far left. And there's no such thing as a moderate Democrat and a lot of those people who I have talked to and who I'm sure you talked to are actually still relatively reasonable. Good. Americans who just happen to believe that Democrats are not out for their best interests how the heck do we get along congresswoman it? Oh, we have to play and as I. Make these remarks. Let me say how delighted I am to have been with you. But more importantly, I'll just have to get like a fan and say you just wonderful and I enjoyed you. You you when you're in your other life or in the life that. I just had a good time enjoying you and your talent. So thank you. Thank. You know I've got. Making September thousand music month and I've had programs at the Kennedy Center on. Gospel Music and I'M A. Jazz caucus as well in the United States Congress. So I know I think that people should know there are many parts. Too many of us. And I think the definition of what we are. with all the love half of the First Amendment. Sometimes comes from the excerpts and then our friends in the media take. and how we may be defined because there are a moment we have to be enormously feisty and I I never take a back seat. To fighting for my constituents in as I watched my other colleagues who likewise have moments of feistiness and Folks may come around issues that some people may disagree with, but then they don't see us in the normal day to day work when we're sitting around in meeting rooms with Republicans Democrats with. Democrats of all a political persuasions from left to right and in between and really getting things done they don't see if we were to talk about the HR forty bill that we have southerners on the. Legislation. Moderates we have people from all different regions and districts, and so what I would say to those people. is to give us a chance Sometimes, you don't remember when things are a year or two pass. So there are moments during the Obama, administration? that they were great moments of coming together on some international issues. Even though there was quite a bit of discussion the. Moments of frying to come together. There were moments with George W Bush. George. W. Bush, signed the Voting Rights Act reauthorization one of the most proud moments of my life but more importantly a great tribute to the Great. John. Lewis a man that in his fight for justice knew that there was something called the beloved community being hooted under him for the long period of time I had to serve with him. I use it a terminology quite often the beloved community, and in those words, I don't distinguish between someone's political philosophy inside my party or outside my party I talk of the beloved community all of us aren't together so to those individuals who stand back and watch and See us through clips on the news. Through social media that we're not engaged in that there those who wish to describe us I think what you have to do is by our work. So we be judged so it will be obligation responsibility to show the American people in large manner meaning enlarge. That we signed something that is of great help to all of them and That should not be a difficult task because there is a need We all no matter what persuasion we are should be concerned about our environment and we need to do the kind of legislation that brings people into the table into the tent as opposed to push him out because there's not one of us that doesn't enjoy or hasn't enjoying the beauty of America, the road trips that you taken just amazed at what a beautiful country is. Well, that's the environment and we all should WANNA save that we should all want to save national parks museums that tell the berries stories of our respective histories we should have went to be able to do that so i. We'll be able to do something that people who look askance sometime will be able to say, this is my country to. Win When Donald Trump is no longer the leader of the Republican. Party. Do you think Democrats should. Remember. How Bad It could get. The next time they. Try to attack or demonize the next Republican president a twelve. Sixteen years from now whoever that person is realized you know. It it's not as bad donald, trump. Thing all of America will have that as a point in history won't just be Democrats once we rise away from this. Of there will be a sense of. relief that will be so overwhelming we might be hugging Our. Worst enemy maybe. Someone we thought was worse enemy because we came through this together. and you know I don't speak about the president as a human being is loved. By his family has his friends, I only speak about policies and so dangerous policies have divided us it has hurt us. It has put us in this crisis. It has taken away a temporarily outstanding in the world it breaks my heart. To See, Americans responded to by our friends around the world. We've lost the moral compass to be able to speak with elephants about human rights that hurts me, because I'm involved in all those issues and so I don't think we'll ever forget of this time in our history and We will always have a measuring stick, but politics are let me just say democracy. By its very nature warrants that a will be in sometimes and not being another times but every president and every party should be an a foster, a promoter of democracy and a respect for the constitution respect for values. So I hope not to demonize anyone, but certainly a this remembrance. Think. We'll 'cause all of us to just work even harder. For. The Greater. Good and for the good of this nation, you do that and I think that we'll find that warm and fuzzy feeling again, which I really hope for the kind of feeling when you see the the young person walking in a military uniform proud and knows that it doesn't stand for war that uniform stands for peace his America has not. been an offender we've always been a defendant the kind of feeling you get. When your children crossed that graduation stage mostly the high school stage in college stage that things are going well or the first house or the first newborn. I just think that America has so much to be grateful for so much to celebrate so much to recognize that we have been given gifts of that other nations may not have though good i. think about seven better than anyone else. But we've been given a lot of gifts in this nation who would have ever thought that this experiment would last this long the only thing we need to do as. is to make. It better and better and better not great again but just continue to work a toward America's goodness so that not only we enjoy her goodness, but the world enjoys a goodness beloved. At his a beautiful way to end it. Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. Hi, this is Leah Rumney and Mike Grimm to, and we are very excited to announce that we are finally doing a podcast. Yes, and the name is scientology. Fair game. Scientology Fair game. and. Thank you to all of you because we tweet it out like should we do a podcast whatever overwhelming? Yes. Amazing response. Listen to Scientology Fair game on the iheartradio APP apple podcast or wherever you listen to podcasts who. Des. Hi I'm Heidi. Merkava host of what to expect a new podcast from iheartradio when I first wrote what to expect when you're expecting I was pregnant with my daughter. Emma and my Nisshin was simple to help parents know what to expect. 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The impeachment dam begins to break
"Take on all in. We're headed down a road where impeachment proceedings. Become inevitable, Don, Mcgann fails to show up and the impeachment damn begins to break. We have come to the time of impeachment. Don't tell me there's not enough to discuss and debate impeach with tonight. Three House Democrats on why they're moving closer to an impeachment inquiry as new subpoenas fly. We will hold this president accountable one way or the other, plus new questions about what Donald Trump's attorney told Michael Kohn, I understand the code, then as protests take place, across America. Meet the man remaking America's courts. I appreciate all of the health and. Deciding who to pick for the United States and Leonard fantastic, and Ben Carson needs, Katie porter. Do you know what an Oreo is an Oreo are not an Oreo, an R E and all in starts right now? Real estate. Let's see. Oh, stay for. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes. The dam is breaking last November House Democrats power in a wave election promising to hold the president to account so far, they have showed tremendous patience restraint some might even say fear of a high stakes impeachment battle this in spite of everything that has been publicly known about the president for years and the damning confirmation in the Miller report. But now we have reached a point in which the president's policy of complete and total. Stonewalling of congress seems increasingly untenable for Democrats. This is not just a policy of Trump preventing former White House counsel, Don Mcgann from testifying about possible presidential obstruction before congress. Today, the White House didn't even send someone from the APA to testify on the effects of toxic mercury air pollution, even the most basic non controversial points of general oversight are being stonewalled and stiff arm as. As we can tell the Trump White House has yet to provide a single document to congress pursuant to their request. It's may know documents. They haven't furnished anything again, as far as we can tell on the three thousand Americans that died under their watch in Puerto Rico. And then there's the Trump administration's decision to ignore the law and to deny a subpoena for the president's tax returns as well as a statutory request tonight. The Washington Post has obtained a confidential IRS legal memo saying Trump's tax returns must be given to congress. Unless the president Vokes executive privilege, this, of course, directly contradicting what Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to- congress just last week at a certain point enough is enough. And a lot of House Democrats seem to have reached that point. Of the United States of America needs to be I believe that we have come to the time of impeachment over thirty of the presence associates were indicted by the Muller probes. His campaign chairman is in prison right now. Don't tell me there's not enough to discuss and debate impeach with will you open an impeachment inquiry. Well, again, my view is that we should I think that we're headed out a road where impeachment proceedings, become inevitable, if it comes to it, we will launch an impeachment inquiry. I believe that an inquiry into impeachment is required at this point in time, we're going to talk to those last two congress Jerusalem, Maryland. Congressman Jamie Raskin, and California congressman Jackie speier, as well as Texas congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee in just a minute. Now, many the duck Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry seemed to have turned the corner in just the last few days, a clear, catalyzing moment happened this morning, when Don mcgann's reserved seat. For the House Judiciary committee remained Ente German, Jerry Nadler, made it clear. It was not the end of the fight. Let me be clear this committee will hear Mr. mcgann's testimony, even if we have to go to court to secure it. We will not allow the president to prevent the American people from hearing from this witness. We will not allow the president to block congressional subpoenas putting himself in his allies above the law late late this afternoon. Now Sabine a two more former members of the Trump White House, any Donaldson who is damn Dom against former chief of staff, and whose extensive knows helped guide Robert Moses investigation, and hope Hicks, a former White House communications director, who is by Trump side throughout the campaign and early presidency. And spoke at length to the special counsel, Trump White House has position towards Congress's clear. You get nothing. The question is will congress take it or not now, it increasingly looks like they are not going to take it. Joining me now is Texas congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee. She's one of the judiciary committee members who's taking a step towards impeachment after being stood up by Don Mcgann today. Do you support the opening of a formal impeachment inquiry, congresswoman, what I support? Thank you so very much. First of all, Chris, let me say that the narrative of lawlessness is a non-starter. This is no way to run a country. No way to treat the article one body, the congress of the United States, the people's house in, particularly United States house of representatives. And so a chairman Nadler, members of the judiciary committee, as you have indicated extremely patient, and we have utilized own lawyers to be as judicious and engaging if you will interactive with the lawyers of general borrow, the DOJ with the lawyers for direct Damola and the lawyers for Mr. Mcgann who should have been here today as a private citizen. And so what I have crafted is a resolution of investigation we wanted draw a members together to be able to make a singular vote on the floor of the house, that would direct the agency, which is the judiciary committee that has done impeachment before for Nixon. The previous impeachment, Mr Clinton and impeachment. The hearings Mr Clinton directed by the house of representatives, and that will show an imprint Petur of serious purpose, which says to Mr. Mullah, for example, the house has directed these investigations to proceed then in the language of the resolution, it says that we will investigate. We will hold hearings, and then make the determination to exercise the powers under article one section two clause five, and that is, of course, the determination of misconduct by the president of the United States. I believe that is a place that does not move us backwards. It moves us fall with it is what you call educating the American public before you activate. So this would be a resolution of investigation or inquiry that would be brought to the house floor of the entire house would vote on it. That would directed judiciary committee to take up the inquiry. That's how you sort of envision, what would essentially be the funeral beginning of an inquiry? Right. Is that my understanding? Let me say that it would direct us to investigate. That means hearings. That means having hope Hicks, and others, come before runs, you, still issuing subpoenas, but it gives the infant Pretoria of series of seriousness of purpose. It is directing us to do this. Now, does not preclude all the other committees from doing their investigation. But there's something about the house voting for the investigation to perceive and remember, now the impeachment process is a political process during the Nixon process, if you will that longtime it was nineteen percent and Nixon's polling numbers were at fifty seven percent. Who thought he should be impeached? It's a political process when they got through with the investigations. However, and of course, they smoking gun appeared, it was at fifty seven percent. We have to educate the American public and everyone's district, and we have to then activate, what do you, activate under as I said, article one section two clause five. And so it is if you do. In resolution of increase, that's only about documents. This is an investigation, and let you do everything funnel question. And it's a political question a concern. I can imagine some raising and house leadership speaker Pelosi. I think it has this front of mind in for the forty or forty five frontline members of your house caucus that have just one election, this would require them taking a vote that could very easily be message as a sensually and impeachment vote. I know it's the beginning of investigation. But do you have political fears about that? Or do you think hey look, this is what we have to do? Well, here's here's what I would say to the whole caucus. We wanna find unity. We understand that the rule of law is principal. And we are principled. We also know that the mullahs report gave us in volume one and volume two a roadmap and direct a mother Pacific Lii in trusted congress to do its job. I believe frontliners can go home to their districts and talk about all the work that they've done to serve their district. And the fact that they voted on an. Investigation a suits a two step process, you investigate. Then you decide to exercise authority under the constitution. I think they can live with that because they will be voting on as I said the action of educating the public finding out the facts. No one doesn't understand that police officers have to go out and investigate something because before they can prosecute something. So what we're doing is investigating in an intense manner. I think it gives the witnesses that we call the understanding that it is judiciary committee directed by the house. The house now is looking to you to show up. We may have to use the same tools. Chris, the subpoena contempt. We may have to use those same tools, but we have a serious purpose of an investigation entrusted by the house of Representative, which, by the way, did that in the Nixon preceding, the house, voted to suggest to the or to entrust the district committee to proceed in this case you vote to investigate. I think it works. And it does not preclude further actions as determined, or at congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee. Thank you so much for making time tonight, I want to bring now a member of to congressional committees trying to conduct investigations the president congresswoman Jackie speier of California sits on both the intelligence and oversight committee's, let me begin with whether you also favor, some sort of formal initiation, an investigation into impeachment. So Chris, I would want us to move forward in a manner that allows the committee to start to draft articles of impeachment to lay it out to the American people much like Sheila jackson-lee has suggested. I don't know if we have to have a vote on the house floor, what I would really like to see is us utilizing inherent contempt. I mean it's power, we have it was used as recently as nineteen thirty five in which you arrest, someone you bring them in, and you can find them, you know, it's nothing like finding someone to get them to do what they should have done in the first place. We just wanna be clear, and I'm not saying, this is not to editor realize what the, the, the rightness or wrongness is the suggestion that you send someone out to, to DOJ to put handcuffs on Bill bar, and bring him back to the clink in the house capitol or Don, Mcgann. No, I don't. I'm not saying clink I'm saying bring them to the house floor make a decision as to whether or not they're going to cooperate if they're not going to cooperate you find them on a daily basis X number of dollars and you will get their attention. What is happening in this country is not a political fiasco? It's a constitutional crisis, and it is incumbent on us now to make sure that the parties that should come forward and testify before the judiciary committee. The oversight committee, the intelligence committee, do so. And if they don't do, so then we subpoena them, and then we hold them in contempt. Now, we can go through the process through the courts, but that takes time and at some point we lose the ability to. Inform. The public, let me just make sure I want to make sure have clarity on this. Because I see people talking about, he formal beginning of an impeachment inquiry investigation is a little unclear what that means Sheila jackson-lee is a very clearly defined version of that. She's scrapping resolution. It would go to the house floor, the house, where would vote it would direct to judiciary committee to initiate. Is it your view that there should be some formal beginning of an inquiry into impeachment or impeachment proceeding? Right. But you don't think it needs to come before the house floor that can just be sort of declared by the committee, the judiciary committee, I can't be declared by the judiciary committee, and by doing so the issue about subpoenaing information and individuals becomes very clear for the courts because we have the right to access that information for purposes of an impeachment. Let me ask. So you think it strengthens your core position, which has been suggested even by the presence, lawyers, when, when they talk about this final question, here would strikes me as this sort of important subtext here? I understand why member of congress feels str-. Wrongly about these issues about the Coequal status of these two branches of government about the deep constitutional equities at stake, if the executive can just blow, you guys off, but to an American voter to an American citizen, do you, fear? They don't feel like they have skin in that game. This is essentially two sources of power battling each other over jurisdiction. I Chris, I think you're right. I think that's how they do it right now. But once it gets to the court, and if they rule in favor of giving congress the power, which they will because we do have that as George Mason said that inquisitorial authority to do oversight, and then the president reneges on that, then I think it becomes crystal clear. What's happening here. And we are moving into an autocracy the likes of which we have never seen in this country. Right. Congresswoman Jackie speier from California. Thank you for making time tonight. Thank you. All right. Joining me now, another member, the democratic house. He's in leadership. He also sits on to congressional committees, invest. Getting President Trump congressman Jamie Raskin in Maryland, a number of books you dish oversight committee, also a law professor in his previous life before congress has thought a lot about sort of theorising all of this. Let me let me start with this because you're in leadership. There was reprinting. Yes, we can I answer. Also, the last question you just posed to Jackie happily. Well, she did a great job with it inserted Sheila jackson-lee, but I think there is a false premise, and a lot of these questions were not Coequal branches, article one gives the sovereign power of the people to congress. We are the legislative branch were the lawmaking branch, and the core job of the president is to take here that our laws are faithfully executed, and so not worded not circumvented, not denied in not violated, and so congress, you're what you're seeing this week is the congress, standing up in reasserting its preeminence, in our constitutional design. It's a magnificent thing to watch. You sound like Thaddeus Stevens, although you don't have a super majorities. You know, some of my colleagues from Pennsylvania, like Madeleine dean and Mary, gays gambling, or sounding more and more like Thaddeus Stevens every day. So there are some very special people emerging in this process as we are speaking up for America against the lawlessness of a president of framers wanted to prevent our president from becoming a king. And by the way, the first the foremost thing in their mind was they didn't want a president able to go out in plunge us into foreign wars without a declaration by congress, which is why we have the exclusive in Seoul power to declare war. That's something we've got to be talking about this week as the war mongers surrounding the president tried to drive towards combat without consulting congress at all. We're not going to accept that just one area in which the, the executive has sort of expressed there, the lack of need for your assent or thority. But let me ask you about this sort of current status right now. There's reporting about a meeting among. Among the caucus and leadership, that got sort of fraud, or, you know, just contentious in the sense that people have different points of views about formerly beginning an impeachment inquiry. Do you support formerly beginning an impeachment inquiry? I have spoken up for that. And I think there's a very compelling logic for it, because we have overwhelming evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, that has been delineated in special counsel, mothers report, end all of the obstructionism that he wrote about came galloping off the pages and right into our offices in the hallways of congress. When President Trump, essentially, ordered every member of the executive branch to stop cooperating with congressional subpoenas demands for testimony requests for documents and so on. I mean, that's absolutely unprecedented. Defiance, and obstruction of congress and their whole branches in contempt of congress at this point. So I you know, I think that look the members of the judiciary committee, not everyone. But I think overwhelmingly the members of the judiciary committee are there because we've been living in breathing this twenty four seven but we're a collective body, Christina, we we operate as a team sport. And so we have a real job to do to educate our colleagues about why we are where we are. This is slightly technical, but I think important, actually for, for understanding of the next step. So what is your understanding people say a formal inquiry of impeachment or formal impeachment proceedings? What is your understanding of, how that cashes out what it means is it, what Sheila jackson-lee means which is a resolution the majority votes on what Jackie speier just suggested which is judiciary committee could just initiated itself or something else. Well, you know, there have been tons of impeachment resolutions over the course of American history, not just against presidents, but also against judges. And other officials and they can be fashioned in different ways. I would say the best way for it to be fashioned is for it to be an actual formal resolution on the house floor that gets referred to the judiciary committee, and nobody on the judiciary committee is saying, we should just go ahead and like a runaway train, do our own thing, and then send it to the floor. That's not how we operate. We look people want operate like that. But go run for president. Okay. We believe in this is a team sport. And we're working collectively and all this press about how there's divisions in polarization in fighting. It's nonsense. We're having discussions, somehow members of your profession have done a great job of getting information about what's going on behind closed doors. And then they blow it up into some big drama. You know, we, we talk and that's how we make progress. But I'm telling you the article one branch has made some substantial progress this week. We're taking every tool in the constitutional tool kit. And we're putting it on the table and one of them is the possibility of launch. Impeachment inquiry. All right. Congressman Jamie Raskin. Thank you very much. Thanks for having me. Trump's tax returns must be turned over pursuant to request from congress. So says the IRS or at least someone within the IRS, indirect contravention of the position taken by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that breaking news in two minutes. Hi, it's Katy Tur want to keep up with MSNBC while you're on the go. Subscribe to the MSN BC daily newsletter you'll get the best of what you've missed during this unprecedented era of news, text MSNBC, two six six eight six six to subscribe. Breaking news tonight from the Washington Post, which has acquired a previously undisclosed confidential IRS memo that directly. Contradicts Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the issue of the president's taxes, last fall as the Democrats were making noise about seeking copies of the president's tax returns IRS attorneys in preparation for that request prepared a ten page memo, which states the disclosure of tax returns, the committee is mandatory the law does not allow the secretary to exercise discretion in disclosing the information provided the statutory conditions are met the secretaries obligation to disclose return and returned information would not be affected by the failure of tax writing committee to state a reason for the request, which was exactly the pretext news. When he defied a congressional subpoena, the only basis for the agency's refusal to comply with the committee's subpoena would be the invocation of the doctrine of executive privilege wanna bring an atom Genton Senate majority leader, Harry. Reads former deputy chief of staff, and my Wiley, former assistant, US attorney and MSNBC legal analyst this seems I mean at one level, it seems like a plain reading of law. So it's not surprising that line attorney, the IRS pointed that way, but it is definitely direct contravention of the official policy of the government right now. Yeah. Oh, what a web, we. It is not surprising at all that we see this draft memo for the very reasons that she state, which is the statute is fairly clear and congress under the constitution has very broad power to get information to do its job, and one of its jobs. Yes. As legislating again, it's not for the executive say, we don't believe you congress has have demonstrated to us expected. I mean that's not the way works. But the second thing that it ignores is that, you know, frankly, the here, there are a lot of significant issues about whether or not Donald Trump who does not have a blind trust. Who knows what his business transactions are like what's happening? That's just straight up right? Smack dab in the center of what congress is supposed to do. So the only the only thing that I think, is the president taking bribes, for instance seems like. Wehrley kind of thing that you want to know if you're in congress. Absolutely. And you certainly want to know whether the IRS was paying any attention to it or whether say. Right. Ignoring. I mean, but, but the thing that I think is strange about the memo's the executive privilege point because what executive privilege, I mean, executive privilege, it essentially functions to protect deliberations of government. These are his private tax returns. They don't demonstrate any deliberation of government. So frankly, that's not a reason either. Yeah, I had the exact same reaction to the idea that that could be invoked out on the political sort of deeper, power struggle question here, which is something you've been very outspoken on in a way. I found really interesting and compelling and fairly persuasive is just tweeted something about the Democrats whether you want the fight or not the fight. We'll find you which, and this seems like an example. Right. The attorneys say look you got to hand him over obviously from the top down. They say no, we don't know. We don't know. We don't make us make us make us there's no way to avoid that. There's no out for Democrats here other than essentially retreat. That's right. I mean, look, you could come at this issue, a million different. As in the larger issues of impeachment all that stuff. There's how's it polling today? I was gonna pull tomorrow. They're all those questions. But then there's this fundamental question of what do you do? When you have a lawless president who looks like he is on the verge of escaping accountability from the branch of government, that is most immediately poised to hold him accountable. And this transcends polling this transcends day-to-day politics, this is about power. And this is about leadership, and it is up to congress to hold him accountable. And that's what the founders would have wanted. There's there's this line in the peace in which treasury department official says the decision has been made the official said speaking on condition at empty now it's us up to us try to justify it. I should say this happens in administration, civil servants get the orders from the top, and they have to change their analysis. But it is still revealing for anyone that thought there being gas, lit by the president the president's arguments, which I think, basically, apply across the board. I mean right now, they are making a crazy set of arguments about what they will kind of power. They have. At cabinet member. Trying to protect the president is not so newsy in this administration. Right. Fortunately, but if it's a legitimate claim that's one thing, right? If it's if there's nothing surprising about saying, you know, they're, they're couple of different arguments, you could use. We just don't think they're very strong and you could say, yeah, but I'm we're going to go with this one anyway, because we think it's for whatever reason in this case, this is really fundamentally just about. And again, is absolutely right. It's just about power, it's just about a crafts political decision that says, we're just going to try to run the clock out on everything. And we will use any argument. We can find to do that. There's also I think substantive I mean, there's two things right. One, it's a sort of show dominance. But atom I also think like they really don't want these things coming out. There's another big part of it. They don't want the accounting records coming from the accounting firm. They do not want the tax returns coming out. They do not want Don Mcgann speaking before they're. Trying to block that stuff because they do not like the specter of it coming out. Right. I mean, you know, Trump's finances where the red line that he drew in the Muller reported, and they are they are telling you where to look for telling you where the really bad stuff is. So that just makes it all the more important that Democrats have to get it. What do you think? Adam just a follow up, someone who worked on the hill, that this sort of psychology of Democrats in congress right now, particularly congressional leadership as it trying to think, through how to deal with this barrage of obstruction. How do you understand how they're thinking about it? Well, look. I think they're very thrilled to be in the majority. They look back at how they got there in two thousand eighteen and they rightfully see that they ran mostly on healthcare, and other pocketbook issues in two thousand eighteen the problem is that was a midterm election without the president on the ballot. And there was a big danger in fighting the last war. And I think you cannot argue around Trump, there's no way for Democrats to just talk about something else, or pass message bills in the house. And avoid Trump. There's no over under this only through him at gentleman and Maya Wiley. Thank you, very much in the ongoing saga about whether President Trump directed. Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Moscow tower project. We're gonna talk to the BuzzFeed reporter who broke that original story in two minutes. Do you remember what a huge deal it was? When this BuzzFeed story broke President Trump directed. His attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Moscow tower project. Buzzfeed source that store to two unnamed senior federal law enforcement sources, and people immediately proclaimed that if that claim recru- it amounted to an obviously impeachable offense, telling someone to go live before congress. Then a day later, we got this very, very rare. Public statement from the spokesperson for special counsel Muller, who disputed the BuzzFeed report in a carefully worded statement. And then a triumphant Trump and his allies were gloating about it, quote, very sad day for journalism. But a great day for our country. Now in the end the Muller reports that investigators did not find evidence, proving that Trump had quote directed or aided cones false testimony. But crucially, when Conan self testify before congress back in February, what he said, was at Trump gets his point across without needing to state. Explicitly. Suggested that the president sometimes communicates is wishes indirectly, for example. You said. Quote, Mr. Trump did not directly. Tell me to lie to congress. That's not how he operates and quote, can you explain how he does this? He doesn't give you questions he doesn't give you orders. He speaks in code, and I understand the code because I've been around him for a decade. So that's where things stood after Cone's testimony, then yesterday, the house intelligence committee released transcripts of cones closed door testimony from earlier this year. And in those transcripts cone claims that he was, in fact directly instructive delighted congress, not by the president. Bye. Bye. Man, serving the president's lawyer, j Secolo who cone claims encouraged him to lie about how long Trump pursued the Trump Tower Moscow project in response, Secolo released a statement, attacking cones credibility without directly denying his claims. The new transcripts also provide support for the initial BuzzFeed story cone describing a conversation with Trump like this, quote, he goes, Michael. Well you just go operate. There's no Russia, there's no collusion. There's no business. There's no deals and this is all going to be over. Over. I know what he's saying to be joining me now, one of the authors that original BuzzFeed story investigative reporter, Anthony cormier whose latest piece lays out the supporting evidence in the new cone, transcript. So I start on that. What, what do you make of that original report and the degree to which he was instructed or not based on what we've now learned and the accusation against Secolo? I mean he's pretty clear if Michael Gordon's telling the truth, and I think there's really important caveat total. Oh, is with my own. So, so if he's telling the truth, and this is the way it went down. It's fairly clear that he was directed at least by jaysekulow. And Michael believed the president was directing into lot. They had not only meeting in the Oval Office in may twenty seventeen but they had multiple phone calls afterward affect Michael Cohen says he didn't need to call me. I, I understood what the arrangement was. I understood what we'd all agreed that I would say I was going to go ahead and do that yet. Cohen says this in his testimony that he and the president are talking a fair amount about what he's going to say what the story is yet. And we reported that he was personally instructed that certainly looks like personal instruction, what are the transcripts. Self was released. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there. You have been sort of really neck, deep in the story for awhile. Did you learn new things quite quite a bit? It's really at odds with what the mother team has has produced. Right. There's so much new information in this money and again caveat. If you believe Michael Cohen. But in this case, we learned that the Trump organization, according to Michael withheld, the pretty critical document from congress, we learned that, again, that jaysekulow was the one who amended his testimony. We didn't know that was a big question. Right. Because there's certain point. He says, in that in the in the public testimony, he's interacting with the Trump lawyers about what his testimony was. And that's one of the things he ends up getting charged with is the false testimony. So it's pretty crucial in this closed door in the transcript, he says it was Secolo who he was consulting. He says the jaysekulow he submitted a draft. It went to this group of lawyers, and the Trump family and in the draft. Jay said to him, let's change this from June ish to January. I mean that's a huge deal. That's the president's or again, if Michael Conan's correct, if he's telling the truth. Jacob Secolo the presence lawyer telling him to teams the dates to lie to congress in exactly the way that he ended up being charged for. I mean it's hinting it around eighteen a really a bigger issue, right? That it it's clear that the mother team could not crack, this privileged attorney client privilege. Michael, it doesn't seem to me cared much about this and was willing to really speak openly with with congressional investigators. I mean you talking about a degree now jaysekulow to the president, that is very small gap between the president and Moscone. There's another story today on this case, which is a federal judge said that there's a sort of mediaworks trying to get the search warrant release in unredacted and the federal judge declared that it's part of an invest, an ongoing investigation investigation to Michael Cohen cases ongoing. The feds say, which is interesting because he's in prison, and it seems like it's not ongoing. What do you make of that? I mean it certainly it appears to be part of an ongoing campaign finance investigation. We don't know the target I wouldn't be way over my skis to report it. But, but we, it's our understanding that there could southern district continues to look at. Some campaign finance you surrounding Cohen and his compatriots. We should note that the campaign finance. It's crime that he pleaded to. He said was at the direction of the present United States. He said the president directed him to do that as well. Anthony cormier investigative report for BuzzFeed, thanks for being tonight. The man who has systematically work to remake the nation's courts to be ultra conservative just ahead. But first, Ben Carson's big day is nights thing. One thing to next. Thing I've been Carson was at one point as life, a world renowned brain, surgeon, and unquestionably brilliant accomplished man worthy of great respect somewhere along the way. Well, he decided enter politics. Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Apparently swaps that and saw the next secretary of housing and urban development. Ben Carson has zero relevant experience for that job, of course, and he spent most of his two years at HUD mired in weird scandals like the dining room said he bought for thirty six thousand tax dollars when recently a dishwasher for eight thousand more. But how is he doing the actual job, which is really rather quite important? Well, if his Dan capitol Hill's any indication not good that's thing to in sixty seconds. Ben Carson manages the flight of the radar bitten his role as secretary housing and urban development. Maybe it's because he spent so much time at his house in Florida and doesn't really like to work on Fridays. Doesn't seem be all that. Invest in the job to be honest every now and then, though, the secretary does have to show up and they answer questions from congress as he did today. And well, I'll just let you the judge his performance. 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One hundred years since the house, passed and nine thousand amendment, giving women the right to vote crowds of people rally on the steps supreme court today to protest the radical abortion bans that have been passed in states, run the country demonstration was part of a step stop the bans day of action organized by collision of groups, including Planned Parenthood, women's March responding to the most aggressive assault on reproductive freedom, since Roe v. Wade was decided four and a half decades ago that were protests in big cities here in New York in Atlanta in LA in small cities, and towns red states and blue states from Massachusetts to Texas on all more than four hundred of them all around the country, according to the organizers here since a small taste of what it was like to be there. A message to the Justice right up. Those steps that Rovers way to a while the land sake. Stop the bans. I'm here to say I one of the one in four women in this country who have. Abortion. Back where? For all of this cross was Asian, there's a strong sense that ultimately this issue before us will be decided McCormack for the past two years. Federal courts have been stacked with Trump nominees who seem to have been selected for a specific purpose least among others to overturn Roe v. Wade and there's one man who has been the most influential force behind that guy's name, you probably know whose face you could not pick out of a lineup. We'll talk about him next. Do you wanna see the court overturn Roe Ellie put another two or perhaps three Justice zone? That's really what's going to be that's will happen. And that will happen automatically in my opinion. Because I am putting pro-life justices on the court. One of the ways that longtime abortion rights supporter and personal libertine Donald Trump attempted to court, the right wing during the election. Particularly evangelical was a promise to point judges who had already been vetted and approved by antiabortion conservatives. In fact, he took the unprecedented step of releasing list, a supreme court. Justice possibilities also said explicitly that he would appoint as you saw there, antiabortion judges clear litmus test, while Mitch McConnell blocked Merrick garland from filling the supreme court seat vacated the death and Antonin Scalia. Where did that list come from a conservative operative named Leonard Leo was probably the single most influential person driving this entire effort, Leo has built a kind of paragovernmental system, designed to vet funnel, cultivate, ultimately place, conservatives and the federal judiciary as new Washington Post investigation puts Leo's, quote, maestro network of interlocking nonprofits, working on media, campaigns and other initiatives to sway lawmakers by generating public support for conservative, judges here with me now is Sean. Beaubourg when the authors of that Washington Post report, I'm going to Lille Melissa Murray, professor at New York University school law co author long my wife, Kate Shaw of the new book, reproductive rights and Justice stories shown, let me start with you on your reporting people have known about Leonard Leo. He's not a Hidden Figures. Not in the shadows. He was profiled in the New Yorker lot of your investigation is just about the sheer scope of the various enterprises that he's running as part of this effort, right? And the reason we decided to take a look at Leonard Leo is clearly, the conservative legal movement is having a moment, the stars are aligned in Trump. They have a president who has adopted an ideological viewpoint that they've supported for decades, and what Leonard Leo has done over that same time period, is building infrastructure of nonprofit groups, that he's harnessed in these last few years to build a huge support network for Trump's nominees now Leonard Leo. I should point playing two roles. He's Trump's judicial advisor. So he's helping Trump. Come up with a list of nominees for the federal bench behind the scenes less visible role. He's playing is according donors, raising money and generating support through a multifaceted, media campaign, a political style campaign to support those very, very judicial nominees that cube come up with a number of two hundred fifty million dollars dark money for these groups to, to push this agenda, which is which is a lot of money. There's this quote, I thought Melissa because obviously what's happened. Here is the president got to Justice spring court, including the seed of Anthony, Kennedy was heard of the dividing, thought upholding Roe that was the understanding of, how things would be. And then all these states started passing these bans, because they wanted to go before the court. This is a quote from Williams, a prominent conservative legal out of just back in twenty seventeen. He says, no one has been more dedicated to the enterprise of buildings bring court that overturn Roe v Wade than the federal societies Leonard. This is certainly. The case and somewhere Leonard Leo is sitting back stroking, a hairless cat, and laughing maniacally because he's an exactly what he said out to do. This is a project that was twenty years in the making seating, these conservative judges, cultivating them bringing them up through the ranks. And now in this case of Neil Gorsuch, and cavenaugh seating than on the supreme court. It's a deep network. It's one with lots of tentacles on Don Mcgann talking about over the last couple of weeks is deeply embedded in this meadow of society network part of his role as legal counsel in the White House was to help shepherd conservative judges through to confirmation. And he stayed around long enough to get both Gorsuch, and Brad Kavanagh onto the supreme court and then his mission, fulfilled. He's out. There's, there's also the strange relationship, Sean here, which is always, there's always consultation with outside groups. And all this Mcgann was a key figure Melissa just said, but there's a degree of outsourcing to the kind of enterprise, Leo has built because it's so sort of big sophisticated, because it has such sort. Fick network, capital that really that seems like the enterprise. It's kind of doing the heavy lifting on the judge judicial front. Right. And as I mentioned, earlier, Leo really isn't a singular position because he has this, this formal role as an advisor, although he's not a government employee, and he's also raising money from undisclosed donors. So we don't know, the identities of most of the people who are behind the two hundred and fifty million dollars that, that he helped raise between two thousand fourteen in two thousand seventeen and played a factor in the judicial battles of to supreme court nominees that Trump has been successful in placing on the bench. And so you have a concentration of power. You also have untraceable money, and it raises some questions about his roles, and his, his frankly, who his loyalties are, are to one thing that drives me crazy about the way that we. Talk about reproductive rights and the courts is like this weird like everyone pretends, particularly in the on the right like they're not doing what they're doing literally is on the record. He opposes abortion. I think in all circumstances. He believes it's murderouns life. He's a devout Catholic, it's view. That's honestly sincerely held it is ideological cause to, which he is committed himself. They want to get rid of row like that is the project here. Very clearly, it's faceted project Rover eight as part of that. And you know, this is the time like the legislation that you see popping up in these states are response to a more hospitable climate and the court Fantine connection between those connection. But the bigger issue for the federal societies that they are organization of ideas, they are trying to seed, the ideas of conservative legal moving this idea that the constitution should be interpreted in its original, meaning at a time when there was an enormous democratic deficit, we're women didn't count, where I would have been three-fifths the person if I was a person at all. This is what they want their. Organization of ideas. And they're trying to seed and idea of limited government, a limited administrative state, and very limited powers for congress. A rolling back the entire system of regulations abortion is part of it expanding regulation in that area. But it's also about constricting government power everywhere else, and there's a marriage here between a sort of a group of, of sort of theorist ideologues and the grassroots action, the grassroots mobilization is not because of the administrative state, the grassroots mobilization that happens is because of abortion, that is what gives everything. It's fuel in this entire thing. And it's the thing that, that Leo has so sort of usefully married, and it's the thing that makes Donald Trump. So integral to this Leonard Leo and Donald Trump, do not see too Arturs of can be much marriage of doing exactly that Donald Trump is simply the vessel in which the federal society can make these dreams a reality show. Beaubourg melissa. Marie, thanks for being here that does it for all in. You can catch every weeknight at eight o'clock on MSNBC. Don't forget. Us on Facebook. That's Facebook dot com slash all in with Chris. I'm Chuck Rosenberg. 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Sheila Jackson Lee's "Original Sin" | 6/21/19
"Pat gray is here on the blaze radio network. Good morning American. Friday. Welcome to great debut with this triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three also add, Pat unleashed on Twitter. The president approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of the American surveillance drone, but then pull back from launching them. So that's what's being reported. Yeah. Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets like radar and missile batteries. The operation was apparently underway in its early stages when it was called off planes were in the air ships were in position. But no missiles had been fired. Fortunately Duff wants the missiles, get fired. It's kinda hard to then call it off. Unlike in a lot of shows a lot of movies and things where they blow it up in mid air. I, I don't know that they can do that. We should look into that. See if once you've lot launched a missile can be blown up on the way to its target by the person who launched it. I don't know. I don't know. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. All right. Before we get much further into the we got just a mess of stuff today. Literally, a mess of stuff I have holidays. It's not the most thoughtfully organized show prep stack that we've ever had over there. But hopefully you can make your way through that see of paper we'll, we'll give it a try. And maybe the only way we can really get through it all is to think. Okay. Well, next spring, I'm gonna take fantastic. Crews, nice be sailing, the eastern Mediterranean on his ship full of people who share your values principles, the, the love of the country and its history. You can join Glenn Bill Riley will be there at least for a while. Stu david. Barton rabbi Lapin on a fourteen day adventure next spring, in the eastern Mediterranean, you'll visit Venice Italy Croatia. I forget what city today. It is. It's up. And then you keep doing in Jerusalem, Athens, Greece. Just an incredible voyage in Dubrovnik. Is that might be I think it is. I think it is. Yeah. It's supposed to be beautiful though. Never been to crochet anytime of year. But, but yeah, anytime and especially in the spring. So bring your kids and share this incredible experience with them, or your grandkids Arkham by yourself. That's fine too. I understand some people. Who's spouse doesn't want to or they lost their spouse, or whatever they're seeking other people who are traveling alone. And maybe they bunk together or hang out together. I mean there's just a million ways to do this. Go to come sail away dot com, the love boat. That's right. Who knows you might get that special was gopher, it was he the ship's purser or use. I don't know if there's going to be a gopher on this on this cruise maybe read candy, visit come sail away dot com to find out all the details, and check out the different packages that are available. It's come sail away dot com. This is Pat gray unleashed. Fred Gandy, one of the great actors of, oh, yes, this or Idi general, Mike, if you were doing like a all-time fantasy actor team. Dull man, he's gotta be going in the first round. Right. Teams played gopher was that was second to none. I can't imagine anybody else's gopher. So what else did that man do? Well, he played gopher and then on, on love boat and the love boat. And then there was. You know that boat of love where he played. He played the purser. Whose name was gopher. I don't know. We should go to looking here at his Wikipedia, and I guess he was before he was on the love boat. He was on love American style, and Mary Tyler Moore couple other seventy shows and then he was actually had a recurring role in season. Three of the Mindy project the Mindy project. Yeah, I don't know what that is. It's never mind. American style doesn't I always on that show. I mean they were not picky. Chicken. He went on to be in congress for terminal. That's right. Tien forgotten about that. I had to. How about that? Okay. Well as a Republican. Yeah. From iowa. The biggest of starts Republican. Only the biggest so anyway, there's your Fred, Gandy news for the day, maybe maybe. What else are you gonna wear? No nowhere else. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three edit bat unleashed on Twitter. Where was this air IX wells? So, yeah, you're swallow yesterday had a tweet and, and then saved eighty four made a nicer version about it, but the actual tweet when he got no child should fear for their safety K. For more on our comprehensive plan to end gun violence. Go to Eric swelled dot com slash end gun violence. Okay. Of course, I've already got bookmark markets. My start a page so sabes eighty four tweets. November sixteenth two thousand eighteen and it would be a no. So back in back in on on November sixteenth. Twenty eighteen swale quotes, okay? This is what's while also direct then, and it'd be a short war my friend, the government has nukes. Okay. Because because people told him they're not going to respond well to gun confiscation, and he said, it'd be a short war, my friend, the government has nukes, as, if the government's can threatening us nuke the civilian population threatening us over our gun rights. And then today yesterday the well will quote, no child should fear for their safety. A load the jokes to position by saves eighty four. Nice job. That's, that's a nice. That's a nice reminder for him. And, you know, you have to remember that original quote, you gotta go back a year ago. He would say in this, that's great stuff. That's why we have the best listeners in the world, we sure do. Then for about the grocery store, trying to shame us in Canada. They're putting things on it. Like you're, you got the bag from an adult video store. They're just trying to embarrass you so that you don't get the plastic bag just to tweets. Goody those shaming plastic bags would be a great conversation starter for your friendly intrusive, cashier when they though. That would be your ideal conversation. Right. They're not only the conversation with the cashier, but about those bags that you're carrying out seriously, if those if, if they were printing that on the bags that would be my last stop ever that stick grocery store ever. Landed the fleet tweet so people are willing to give voice to indigenous tribes. We had that story yesterday about the Abell at university of California, Santa Cruz it apparently was to memorialize the missions in California, Christian missions, and that turned out to be racist and hateful in awful and genocidal corseted. So the removing the bell on campus. So people are willing to give voice to indigenous tribes over bells. But God forbid, we give voice to the unborn. Another great point. Does it all like there? That's twenty thousand nine hundred nutshell. It's crazy. I mean it is literally stark raving nuts. It's. Yes. Is if eighths running the place, and we're subservient to the apes. That's what it's like we're being hosed down by a planet of aids. This this close. Speaking of which I was watching another one of those. Fabulous. Global warming nature videos your videos on on Netflix last night. Global warming propaganda. Disguised as a nature. Yes. Okay. And, and not not really cleverly disguised. It's not subtle. I mean they beat you over the head with it multiple times during the presentation. But I didn't know that, that chimpanzees eight monkeys. Whoa. What in the winning out start? Oh my gosh. Global warming. Did it? Right. What chip that? Now like since cannibalistic. That's I mean, all whole massive chimps my Wayne on the hunt for a little monkeys that we're swinging around the threes. This way. What? Oh, wait, you have monkeys eating monkeys. That's not of course. Chimpanzees are not monkeys. How dare you? Call the monkeys. Same thing. It's the same stinking thing. Although, chimpanzees mostly eat fruit. They also regularly hunt for meet their main. Prey are red colobus monkeys. Yes. Between ninety five and two thousand fourteen this researcher watts and Matani observed five hundred fifty six hunts. Three hundred fifty six of those targeted the red colobus monkeys. And these hunts were very successful. Nine hundred twelve of those monkeys were killed an average of three per hunt. I rest my case mind blow the freaking world gun math. I don't need is a world for a while. We just Shimpei hunting monkeys alive. Cats living with dogs cats living dogs. So brutal world, my goodness, a brutal and we'd better start preparing our kids for this in the BBC reports chimpanzees are over hunting, monkeys to the point of near extinction while these chimps under control. Well. I thought I thought human beings are the only ones who over hunted or over. How about that? Well tell you what you don't know forget to tell your friends about the Pat gray unleashed program, where you learn fun facts about Fred Gandy end chimpanzees on the I ten minutes, right? Yeah. Exactly. Get this kind of news, you're not getting that on rush. Today. Guarantee guarantee you guarantee my friends. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three big supreme court ruling yesterday sort of they ruled in favor of that. Forty foot cross that World War, One memorial that is, is on public land in Maryland. And of course atheist wanted it removed. The supreme court voted pretty handily. There were only two dissenters. They voted to keep it, then it can stay. However, there ruling was that a long standing religious monument is very different from allowing the building of a new one. Wait. What? So we're grandfathering in crosses. Yeah. And, and the ruling was a government that goes around removing religious symbols would look pretty anti-christian, so rather than making the ruling an absolute declaration here, providing victory for religious freedom, rather than do that. They stopped short of it again. Why can't they declare that there is no such thing as religious favouritism in the in the constitution? There's no such thing. There is no such phrase as separation of church and state, we don't have to be bothered and plagued by that all the time. And yet, they, they won't roll on it. They won't do their job for some reason, I don't get it like to point out that Elena Kagan again surprising. She sided with the conservative seem so much more principled than Ginsburg all soda, my or keagan. His actually, you know, we only say that there's no liberal example of, of coming to the cord and switching sides. She kinda has there's been several occasions. Now I have thought, wow, thank you for respecting the constitution, and the POS your ideology like those other two, right? And I don't think I don't think she's changed sides. I just think she cares about the constitution. I really is amazing. Leave that to. Yeah, it's amazing. Both. She and briar. Both of them ruled in with the with the conservatives on the court. That's amazing, the only ones who didn't Ginsburg and Sotomayor. So. I'm just I'm kind of stunned. And again, I'm disappointed because I just want this court to do their job. When else are we going to get this opportunity win else are we're going to have a supposed majority on the court? I mean. It may not last forever. And well, it's not gonna last forever. And if they don't start making some powerful rulings here that established precedent, we're gonna miss a golden opportunity once again, triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three scientists have now found a correlation between the growing rates of obesity, and processed food, but they've also found that these foods in addition to just being fattening, they also help you overeat, so wow, like a double shy. Not only are they making you fat, but they're encouraging you to continue to make yourself at house, or evil foods evil just it's just wrong. So the bottom line is you need fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. And that's why I recommend field of greens from brickhouse nutrition, love the stuff, sometimes it's, it's all I have for dinner. I just make up. A smoothie and put up serving of fresh fruits and vegetables, organic fruits and vegetables into these moody. Is it fair to refer to you now as Mr. smoothie? Sure. Okay. If you if you want. I mean that's not as powerful as Mr. kale, which everybody knows I am. But what if you want to okay if you wanted, this is real food? It's not some fakey supplement or extract. It's not a something a powder created in a lab somewhere. That's going to kill your kidneys. Go to brickhouse Pat dot com get fifteen percent of your first order, when you use the offer code Pat. It's brickhouse Pat dot com. Offer code pattern. Had gray. Naomi in Pennsylvania answering one of the burning questions that we posed so far this morning. Ken those missiles be exploded in the air. Is that what you're commenting on Naomi? Yeah. I don't know if you guys saw the documentary, the ventures, Tony stark, you might know him as ironman actually able to intercepted missile in mid air, and guide it and fly it out into a wormhole in space. So actually. Forgotten forgotten about that particular documentary. Yeah. So as long as the avengers are, are on the job than we can take care of missiles that are already in the air. Appreciate that reminder, thanks him me. That's that's powerful. Some insight player. Full. Yeah. Yeah. It is. I mean, you don't wanna forget about the technology that we have as you're not using it to, to holes documented on film. Right there for all of us to see just apologize for having such a poor memory that I had forgotten about that. Yeah. You should apologize. I did. Okay. I mean say I wanted to. I said, I said, you should. Getting something that I had witnessed myself. All right. Thank you. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three also we are in a brand new discussion at a pretty serious one of reparations last time we went through this. I remember it being I was in Houston when we were talking about it. Yeah. Early two thousands. So it comes up about every fifteen to twenty years, it rears its ugly head once again because there's just no way to, to deal with this in a fair and equitable. Way or. For the people who were victims of slavery, or for the people who perpetrated the slavery. Because for one thing, none of them are here anymore. The victims of slavery are not currently here, and the people who own slaves are no longer here. So how do you how do you meet out Justice in this particular case, do what would I have to pay reparations for instance, when my ancestors weren't even on this continent yet, and when they got here, they didn't have slaves because they came to the north. So would I pay for Ray? Of course, I would because I'm white, and I'm privileged. I have white privilege and. If you're if you're not from, let's say the African continent, and the portion of Africa, where the slaves came from, if you come from anywhere else on this planet, but you're, but you're black. Do you get do? Get to receive the reparations. Sheila jackson-lee actually shed some light on some of that when she was when she was testifying and see what you think of yours, here's who she says, should receive the reparations even welcomed. The diversity of thought among the multicolored chocolate people. Okay. The multicolored chocolate people, those are the ones we're going to receive the reparations. Wait the multicolored chocolate people at multiple flavors. Yeah. All right. That are African Americans that are effort of African slaves descendants of African. So the multi colored chocolate people that are Africans that are descendants of African slaves. Those people forget about reparations talk now hungry. Let me be very clear be very please. Only this group only this group, even though they attempted to enslave native Americans. It is only this group that can. Singularly. Zingerle singularly. Okay. Only this group that can singularly. I'm sorry. I'm not educated like Sheila Jackson Lee is. I, I don't know the term singer legally singularly. Well, singer Lee is a fire company in Elkton. Marilyn, singer Lee fire companies in girly. Okay. So she's talking about a fire company. Apparently so, yeah. Raffle coming up this to happen slaves of the auspices, the institution, and leadership of the United States government. There you go. So she's explaining, though that only only people of African descent, whose ancestors were slaves, only they will receive the reparations, so it's not for you native Americans even though you were oppressed. It's not for the Chinese who'd died, building the railroad it's not for you. Don't don't come stretch. Out your hand, keep your grubby, little hands to yourself. All you people all y'all. Because it's, it's just the multicolored chocolate people. Wait, what about what hold on the first slave owner in America was black. So some black people going to have to pay reparations to, to good question. K two really good. The original sin. No slavery never received an apology. Again. That's not true either. I mean, how many apologies have there been for slavery? Come on slavery's never received an apology, stop it. This commission would be comprised of members selected by the president of the United States. Speaker of the house, the leader. And of course, those who've been entrenched in this process. Okay. That's great. So Sheila jackson-lee as you would expect is in favor of reparations, she's carrying forward. The John Conyers Bill, and they're trying to resurrect it now. And what they're doing is trying to put together a some sort of committee that will decide all of the details, like how much who, who pays all of those things, and it's, it's an impossible task. Meanwhile, we had some right thinking people who showed up and testified like Coleman Hughes, who is a columnist from Quillet magazine. Here's what he said. But the people who are owed for slavery are no longer here, and we're not entitled to collect on their debts reparations by definition are only given to victims. So the moment you give me reparations you've made me into a victim without my consent. Not just that nice. You've made one third of black Americans who pull against reparations into victims without their consent and black Americans have fought too long for the right to define themselves to be spoken for in such a condescending manner. The question is not what America owes me by virtue of my ancestry. The question is what all Americans each other by by virtue of being citizens of the same nation and the obligation of citizenship is not transactional. It's not contingent on ancestry. It never expires, and it can't be paid off for all these reasons. Bill HR forty is a moral and political mistake. Thank you. Well, it's great stuff those, then he gets in trouble. Yeah. Of course, of course, they're also Burgess Burgess owns who we've talked to several times and interviewed him. Former NFL great Burgess Owens, here's what he had to say about repre believe reparation. Reparation does points to a certain race asserting color, and, and it points them as evil and points, the other race my race is one that has not only becomes racist. But also beggars I do believe in restitution this point to the party. That was that was part of slavery KKK, Jim crow. Killed over forty percent of our black babies twenty million of them. State of California's seventy seventy five percent of our black boys. Cannot pass ten in reading writing tests, a democratic state. Well, I love how he calls all the democrat party. And by the what does Sheila jackson-lee for a second? There hasn't been an apology. I looked this up. There was a formal apology issued by the house of representatives in two thousand eight G was part of that in two thousand eight she's been there since she was elected in ninety four, so she should have a memory of something that momentous. It was unprecedented, but it has happened. We have apologize and I would also I would say that the civil war itself. Pretty big be counted as an apology. Eight hundred thousand Americans lesser lives. You would think so. That's a pretty solid apology. Hey sorry. We're gonna fight really hard to make this right for you. Now. So, yes. Yes. But all of those things are lost on Sheila jackson-lee and it's amazing. Yes. She was there for the last time, and that wasn't the first time, either, by the way, that slavery has been apologized for that over and over and over and over again. All we've done is apologize for it over the last one hundred sixty years. It was a horrible evil. And we got rid of it, again, by the way, as soon as we could sooner than any other country on the face of the earth, who's had inst- institutionalized slavery. We were a nation for sixty years, seventy years. By the time we got rid of slavery. That's pretty quick as opposed to four hundred for England. And we built it into our into our founding documents to get rid of did. Yes, we did. I mean we put in the constitution. What stop international slave trade? Eighteen o eight to stop. Right. And then that would least confine it domestically and then work on it from there, which what they did. And, and into say that the people who founded, this great nation weren't in large part against slavery is being completely dishonest because what was it gouverneur Morris? What did he, he mocked the south, you know, because the south wanted the slaves is counted for representation. Well, what about those people though Keith who wanted who wanted to deem that black people were worth three fifths of a white person? But, but what about those, those hateful hateful, ignoramus racists, who decided that the worth of a human soul was just three months? Of their fellow beings yet, but I, I love I love how the north was like, okay. Well, if their property then let's just count all the chairs in the south. Yeah, exactly. I mean you can't have it both ways. So please don't be intellectually dishonest Sheila jackson-lee. And again, for those who don't know the three-fifth clause. And maybe just joining us for the first time ever hearing, the three fifths clause discussion, the three fifths of a person was not that was not assigning value to a person. Nope. That was four cents that was for the census, and for counting people, and they wanted there to be less people counted in the south so that it lessened their power base. They're gonna have less representation, if they have less people. This who wanted one to one wanted every slave to count as a person, it was a compromise to keep the union together before it, even started all the abolition is wanted them to count zero. Yeah. 'cause that was the argument will if you're going to your property, we should count your chairs too. That it was making a point a really solid powerful point. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. All right. Let me tell you about patriot mobile, so many of us feel frustrated and powerless, when we hear the news, every day, the politics of this country, most of the media's left wing, of course. 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Well, the diversity of thought among the multicolored chocolate, people, yes that are African American, right? We even welcomed the diversity of known among the Mon tea colored chocolate people that I loved them. And that's not the first time we've heard about chocolate people. Been awhile. Since the last time, I remember anyway. But just to refresh our memories, the mayor of New Orleans. Bring a bell. We as black people, it's time. It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild a New Orleans the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans. I don't care what people are saying uptown. Oh, right. This city chocolate at the end of the day will be chocolate at the end of the day, the end of the day. A mayor standing up and saying this city will be a nila at the end of the day. We'll have a vanilla city here that person would not have been allowed to continue in whatever position they used to have. But I don't care what they're saying uptown and wherever I don't care. This is gonna be vanilla city. Wow. All right. Ever amazing. It's amazing that the double standard. It's incredible. Just too much tweets sometimes all Pat has for dinner smoothie is that would Jackie tell you, you want. No, I put my foot down in my own house, so it's whenever she is making kale, like I'm making a smoothie smoothie. Yeah. Kinda sorta like that aren't builders PA I'll tell you right now. I don't buy as whatever race ethnicity, ethnicity. They decide is eligible for f- rations. Tell me where to semi pay pal information. Yes like it. So they decided it's the chocolate, the multicolored chocolate people from Africa. Then you can identify as a multicolored chocolate person from Africa. I like that doing like it. We can win. We should do that. There's so many different. They pass reparations. That's exactly what we need to use their own insanity against them. Yep. From scouting Sweatman. As far as reparations go. Whatever happened to the democrat who said, ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country. Oh, that's right. He was killed by a rabid communist never mind. Boy, the democrat party has gotten away from that, haven't they? They don't even remember that kind of stuff, you know, it'd be great is, you know, these campus reform things go around and ask questions and stuff is to just read back JFK quotes to, to them. Yeah. And just say, you know, name this, I don't know if this politician, Donald Trump. Is that a Republican sounds like a Republican to me? Then we've got this unhinged liberal Bishop who told congress white people. Well, let him explain it about white people, and what they mean. When I'm talking for reparations. I'm talking about those left behind, but I'm actually talking to my white brothers and sisters. Are you, you need this more than we do what you need this for your soul? You need this to be able to look black persons in the eye and say, I acknowledged the mistake. Wow. I want to be part of the solution to repair that damage. Who are you? That's a Bishop Eugene Taylor. I need for my soul. Wow. You need to pay me. Wow. For the benefit of your soul. I'm sorry. I don't believe I'm responsible for something. I didn't do. Well, I am not accountable. Excuse me. Are you white? Yes. Okay. Well then we're done here. I mean conversations over. I am white and I had nothing to do with slavery. And neither did my ancestors still be monotonous single thing Miller discriminating against blacks today. Whatever that may be true, but bottom line is, it's best for your soul. You write me, a check. So that's great. The world shot up. You. What a world tell you something. It says. Maybe why can't we just like get we have moments like like the Pakistan press conference, Adam just happened politicians? Yeah. It's a similar setting. What we just had only something on happened. Bumped the Instagram. Kitty cat. The cat filter, hijacker, the Pakistani put politician press conference. He's got a little kitty cat ears while he's trying to talk something serious there, gut. It takes a while for the. Okay. How do I stop this? The intern. On that one. So. Yeah. So it was fun. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three new movies that opened this weekend, Toy Story four. Oh. Is that this weekend? Yeah. Now, I thought Toy Story three was a Toy Story to end all toy stories. Yeah. The one with the incinerator and stuff. Yes. Okay. Day were didn't give he gave all his toys to somebody else, right to the little girl, down the block. And then he went to college, and it was, you know, everybody cried and it was over not so much. They're back this time. They're pissed nothing worse than angry. Toyed total way in a box on a shelf in a basement for years. So. Yeah. Toys story for something called Anna. Stew set me a trailer of this the other day and said this is basically atomic blonde with Charlene there in which we played how many times we play that thriller on thirty two at last count. Yes. And this looks very similar to that something then, like a remake of child's play a really. Yeah. Because we've all been clamoring for that. Hey when are they going to remake child's play? Now, you could just watch an Oakland Raiders game. And just see Chucky running up and down the sidelines. It's the same thing. So Anna child's play Toy Story, four wild rose burner. Maps, would if you don't have maps, then what you do cause some US Americans don't have maps. Round of your life. Okay. That's a some kind of Gulf movie involving Ben Hogan story or something. Or is that what it is? I don't know. I have no idea. Fifteen year old prodigy joins his high school Gulf team. So no, thinking, no, no. That is then swinging safari and Toni Morrison the pieces I am. 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I a two plus Hollywood figures, according to one source the tickets are fifteen hundred per person, and they expect to bring in at least two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. But it's being postponed because pizza's south bend. But it's interesting because the article points out that most of the gay donors in Hollywood are all in on Pete, which I find fascinating because that essentially means that you, you're voting for P Buddha judge because he has sex with men instead of women. That's an interesting reason to support someone for the most powerful position on earth. Isn't it off? Occasion. I according to them. Yeah. So you get behind him just because he's gay and donate all your hard earned money to him just because he's gay. I mean if you love its policies and you think he's the best person for the job. And there's nobody better than the mayor of south bend, Indiana. Ms so bid. But what a strange reason to vote for somebody and throw your support their way. And I'm sure that. That is the democratic party's identity politics way. How many way Hillary just because she was a woman. Yes. Many. Operate over there. So, anyhow, good luck, mayor good luck with that. South bend problem, you're still trying to patch up that that might get. Yeah. That's going be that might get bigger and. You know, it's like Joe Biden, you've often said his issue with the shady deals with Ukraine, and China and for son hunter, and that may be actually coming out. Now's well yeah, there's a mainstream news source that actually noticed it paid attention to it and talked about it. ABC news did a little feature on Joe Biden in his issues in the grain in China. And you know this is not happened up until now. It's just been pretty much talking about it. And so here's the report from ABC about Joe Biden. It's actually an issue. Joe Biden has been dealing with since twenty fourteen what it's come up again because he's now running for president Republicans, including President Trump are trying to hammer by over this ad issue was hunter, Biden profiting off. His dad's work as vice president and Joe Biden allow it, we're talking about millions of dollars in at least two countries. Mr Vice president Tom yomas, ABC news. How you doing? Got a quick question for you. It's a question. We tried to ask repeatedly. Can we ask you about Ukraine and China, but kept getting blocked questions about four deals, his son hunter in pursued my father, Joe Biden in countries with Joe Biden has Americans top diplomat? Twenty two Ukrainians sick of corruption. Revolted. Vice president, Joe Biden went to Kiev to help the new government. You have to fight the cancer of corruption. But then something strange. Just three weeks later, a Ukrainian natural gas company. We smoke accused of corruption appoints hunter, Biden seen here in their promotional videos to their board of directors his firm more than a million dollars a year hunter lawyer who had just been discharged from the navy reserves for testing positive for cocaine. He done other boards, but had known experience in Ukraine or natural gas. We went to Kiev and found even among Joe Biden supporters in Ukraine hunters. Hiring was troubling. How do you judge what hundred Biden was doing? I think that hunter Biden did a very bad thing, and he was very wall allowed his name to be abused and Ukraine, wasn't the only country were hundred Biden's business and his father's diplomacy as vice president intersected. It also happened in China this video. He's diplomats greeting president, bud. And as you ride in Beijing in December of twenty thirteen right by his side. His son hunter. Let's weeks later, hunters firm had new business well rating, an investment fund in China. Wilson in government controlled Bank of China with reports they hope to raise one point five billion dollars. Hunter still plays a role in the. Fund. His lawyer says his stake is worth about half a million dollars both hunter and his lawyer say he never discussed any of his overseas work with his father, no critic of the current president and his children's business. Dealings says this should have encouraged to not take these positions Biden's team told us that the vice president acted at all times in a manner. Consistent with well established a branch ethic standards, one person who did not want to talk about it Joe Biden, Mr Vice president. What's your take on that? Was there a conflict of interest? There was a clear conflict of interest. Now in response to our questions, the budding campaign for the first time is announcing if he's elected he will invoke a new ethics policy on his first day in office, that would empower White House lawyers to monitor for any type of conflicts of interest in that little late for that. Okay. So the first thing is going to do is raise taxes. The second thing is going to do if he's president is give White House lawyers power to oversee, if there's conflicts of interest, shut up that door shut. I've already gone through our. I'm gonna slam it shut on. You notice the ABC res they have obviously been sitting on this. Okay. That featured stuff over with a standup shot in the and Ukraine. Okay. He interviewed that lady, they've been sitting on it. They've been sitting on it waiting for him to be vulnerable. What's been happening this week the segregationist thing, and now that he is wounded now they can pylon. But they wouldn't to, they were going to share this when he was just the unfettered front runner of the Democratic Party. That's fascinating ABC. But hey, you know what they did better than NBC did sitting on all the Obama stuff that they had the two thousand eight election. We've never seen that. The Los Angeles Times is still sitting on Obama stuff with Rashid Khalida. That's right. The whole situation between Obama and Rashid Khalidi at that at that convention, or that meeting, they had in Los Angeles, and the times, was there and they've never shared, what went on never and I mean, still, we don't know to this day, and that was I don't know two thousand three or four. So yeah, I'm kind of impressed. Then ABC ran it at all. Nobody else has well, other than us that I know of nobody else's even mentioned this. And there's a there's a lot there as you just saw, what a coincidence, that, that he secured the deals in both the Ukraine, and China. And just reek visits. That is what an amazing coincidence. That is. That is unbelievable. And he won't talk about it. But that, that works for him as long as the media, the media, sticks by him if they all start defecting ABC just did then he's going to he's going to be in a world of hurt and he's going to have to address it if. NBC. CNN CBS, NS NBC start talking about it, then he'll have to deal with it. If not he won't. Come on folks, one problem at a time, please, let me get through the segregation is praise that I gave you know. Oh, can we do the Tom cotton tweet about those segregationists? Do we have that guys? Tom cotton's tweet about where he was calling out of that on the screen liquor that Tom cotton tweets out a history lesson is warranted. Senator James Eastland in Herman Talmadge were Democrats. Right. Obviously as were other segregations, Joe Biden and them have nothing to do with by. Partisanship. So please leave the GOP out of democrat debates about their parties, troubled history on race. That's a great tweet. That is excellent Senator Tom cotton, nice job with that reminding folks that the segregated as senators that Joe Biden was referring to are Democrats such as himself. It's been Democrats every step of the way on segregation on slavery on Jim crow on, on the south and their discrimination against minorities, every step of the way that was the democrat party and their militant wing, the KKK. Just a fact of life. And yet, somehow, it's all been associated with Republicans. Now just amazing turn that around. Incredible. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three more Pecorelli's coming up. Dispatch rate unleashed. Running american. Friday. Sure, is triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three also add pattern leashed on Twitter. Like Alex Jones has a little problem with his info wars site. Somebody infected it with all kinds of child porn. Oh boy. And so when he's sent some clips audio clips to the lawyers of this sandyhook situation that he's embroiled in there was child porn on it. But he didn't put it there. It was, you know, it was placed on his site. Oh man. Yeah, it's ugly. It's ugly. But I'm wondering is it a false flag operation. That's what I'm wondering. I think it might be a false flag. There. Yeah. I think it's, you know it's clear this time. It's a false flag, fun to during a profanity fueled segment of his show. The other day he said he was offering one million dollars. A million dollar reward to anybody who could track down the person who tried to set me up with child porn, so a million bucks for the arrest and conviction of the person who did this in a later segment. His lawyer said a hundred thousand dollars for the person. Whoa, wait. Who helps us a million? Hear me because I was like, wow. He's got a million bucks. He can he can just throw out there. That's pretty cool. We'll see. And then the attorney was calculating. In for like you can't no, I I'm getting paid. I Alex, I mean, a hundred thousand still a lot of money. But still, I've got audio. A million. Your honor. So I don't know if you if they would have to now because that's what he said, initially. How many how many Infowars like supplements? Would they have to sell in order to make up that graph three three three supplements somewhat pricey? But man, do they work? Look at him. Look at him. I'd rather not rest my case I take forty rips. His shirt off, man. You've never seen any guy in that kind of shape before, get a close up of these pets. Yeah. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three just one of the many false flags. Just one of those many operations like he's talked about in the past now officially chez chez. It's about a ninety percent chance that the Florida of aunt, at the Marjory stoneman Douglas, nice school that killed seventeen people and injured over twenty. Is a deep state false flag operation. So that's what got him into so much trouble. He said some other himself wiggle room. It's a ninety percent chance. He later said it is. And so I don't think he even gave percent chance that it's not at a later day, right? But then, of course, I mean he's got other things on his mind to feel, what the children are feeling. Right. Right. Exactly. We get good people to stand up against these people. I probably shouldn't have done this radio show today, because I have this disgusted cover just hate the globalist, but it's more. Just get flip it and angry. But it's because folks, I can see what they're doing responsibility to stop these globalist. Right. Right. Where are the men in this country? Where are the men in this world? Just offer our children up to the system with the Floride, the water GMO earning. Perverts grab of the airport to train them for the government and got such a sick society. What are the greatest rant of maybe of all time, I would say right there, right? Right. I went pad heads to make the hashtag flippant and angry trend today. Anything that you post Ed flip it in angry? I also love. That he sees right through this entire operation here at the blaze sees through it. I mean, he knows people who know people, you know, who Glenn and man, we, we are so transparent under his steely gaze, crews. Drudge is an attack shite for Trump campaign. Right. We're gonna play this clip, okay? In a moment. And then, of course, I never played it but two weeks ago. Yeah. Cult leader. Glenn beck. I mean he is now official religious cult leader in especially its profits. Cya is ten cruise, you know, well. He comes out and says that drudge is anti Christian now and I'm crazy, and that I've diseased drudges mind. I don't know if he said that, but as, as if I have any influence, well you didn't. And that's for sure that he's not a good source of information anymore because Glenn Beck said so, well, no. Because it was because Matt drudge was linking stories from info wars. And that's sorry, that's. Alex, it's kinda iffy. All right. So. You know, aspartame admittedly makes you go blind diet coke. Thousands of products has been proven. It's admitted. It's been proven admitted. I missed the, the aspartame people making that admission. Hey, you know what? Our product makes you blind, just want to let you know. We're still selling it. You know, and it's in a lot of products, but it does make you go blind. So we just wanted to admit that. Okay. Yeah, I miss that announcement. It turns into what awful. Wow. It turns into would alcohol aspartame. Okay. And Beck said he was going blind child wrote a story medical links to it would Paul Watson. Peter's ago, Senate tobacco center, drudge and drudge link to the story about going blind trying to help him. And trying to help us made fun of it on Aaron should we were idiots the next day is that true? I don't know that that's true. Either I'm still catching up on what would alcohol is because I'm thirsty now. But I don't know. That's I don't remember. I don't think Glen said he was an idiot for carrying about his eyesight. I don't think that happened. That's the type of Schinkel cynical twisted, weirdo, your current wrote it that we're dealing with. I know there's baseball bec. I'm not gonna get into it, but. Short shelf. I mean he is no maniac super narcissist. He knows the inside baseball. Does, you know, probably psychotic in my view. Probably psychotic. Yeah. Well, I think that's and, and he's insane. Oh, wait. A minute. And wants to be a cult leader and going gonna destroy himself says the guy who has been in court rights lying. Right. Exactly. And, and drudge shown that drudge anti Christian, see if you don't support the profit, most return, you didn't know no two province of revelation. It's Ted Cruz one back. You didn't know he says he's a priesthood he starting what glint starting at priesthood I didn't realize started priest. Anyway. Do you have to go get it notarized or something? I mean how does this work? Kinda wanna look I you have to go to deity school. I think then you gotta find a place in the strip mall for rent can hang out at meetings after hours. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. The liberal hardcore shock jock that hired right before nine eleven and gotten ready to come out. Oh too. So he was liberal, I guess, before two thousand one which is price to me, because okay he wasn't being Jones executives involved. I sat and he's an actor and watched weeks of my videos and shows said, take this mix it with Oprah. Wow. That's what I was told by the executives that used to run his operation time. I don't know what executives you talked to him that used to run his organization. But that's Glenn has never fled away a car to us a. No. Okay. That would be what he would do if he was mixing in some Oprah it, right? Yes. But also never once watched any of Alex Jones shows, not ever, not wanna says, you not once tried to like Alex Jones, a mixture of Oprah Winfrey and Alex Jones, the no big weirdo boy's body. All right. All right. Have a point. Now got it. Of course, there's the discussion about Ben Shapiro that really turned into a discussion about why he's important. He's the next Glenn Beck. He's the next just go next control. The Christian conservative movement, and Judas goats just like Glenn Beck went married. A Mormon to get the Mormon money to have the Mormon cred. On time out time out there was nothing bigger in society than having quote more read more credit Mormon money and Tanya had a ton of it. Oh my gosh. Yes, you have the Mormon money even though she wasn't Mormon at the time. So I don't know where it came from I guess, Mormons just liked her, and they just gave her money. And so she had me, no. For he married that lady, he was a shot jock praising abortion. No. That is untrue falling up other talk show host saying, I heard your wife had a miscarriage. Thank God also a big fat lie that he got from some other person that has no idea who Glenn is. I mean he was a horrible demon. Well, that's true, but he worked more than twenty markets Ono. Person in radio, worked in a lot of different. That's right. I mean that's military bread is for frequency of moves. They'll have I know people that know very well. He is you give him the wrong pin he screams and yells at you, and fires you that part straight, you got got America, Doboy fire and a pen to for to a monstrous, very erotic person. And he believes he's like a missile with a priest. He's also been a lot of foreign money and funding coming in. Really? What's when are we going to see the fruits of that, right? That'd be nice show. He bet on the horse. I like Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz as good voting record. Okay. But the whole Texas act and the cowboy boots. And, you know, the holier than thou stuff. Right. That's an act to yeah, I'm not going to judge his heart was real crush you, but I don't tell you I'm perfect. I don't sit up here and tell you how good I pray on Sunday, put on the whole good Christian acting. Okay. I'm ready to die for Christ. But I'm definitely a center. I see. So these guys are Walson into Texas again, just like back did, and their Walson here to get all the Texas oil money to back them. Yeah. Like and that gets passed through the companies. Does it? And then the company fold which hasn't happened strangely enough. But why would we fold if we were getting all that Texas oil money? So you're saying that, that the oil rig in our backyard here is just. That's. I'm also don't look of it on the FEC, you said, you don't know, any Mormons that like me. I mean, I yes. Yes, I do not one. No. Not what likes you know not one not one. So sorry. I mean, I don't know all Mormons there might be someone like everybody in this room. That's mormon. Yes or. No. Is there anybody in this Mormon? Yes. Does that person like me? No, not person does not like you it all at all. It's a tough day here. It's the same in that room when they're not even in that room. So nobody likes me in that just Mormons that don't like a lot of coworkers of mine in that other room. And they don't like you either day. Yeah. It's bad for you. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three. Let me tell you about one of the largest real estate title companies. With another breach of about nine hundred million homeowners files. Schuss if you don't have home tied lock. Here's what could happen. Thieves get a hold of your information, and then forge your home's title. 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Club tweets, Alex Jones, predicament is obviously a false flag planted by the pedophile government, also it probably started with the Gulf of Tonkin. Oh, everything. Everything starts with the Gulf of Tonkin everything every thing. Thank you for noticing that Bronco gerski fan club CARA thirty twenty two Biden's comment. There's not a racist bone in my body. I've been involved in civil rights. My whole career seems quivalent too. I'm not racist, because I have black friends. So where's the kind of nation from Sharpton Jackson and the ACP? Not to mention the NC double A. Oh, yeah. Jeffy eighteenth spoons tweets. Alex Jones, mixture gray you better, stop the Schick twisted mockery of me or I will shoo, you're ash. Shiri asli. Stop it love it. When they phonetically spill out tweets and Alex Joseph lowering the arts or the S's. He's got a serious s. Slurring situation going on they're serious. You know why you slur right now? Why because you probably drunk on. Okay. Of course you there was a time where you thought I was drunk and, and I hadn't had a drop of alcohol. I think I'm just I'm just incoherent. Generally speaking, I think is my problem. Yes. Since realized that so cleared that right on them. Sweet pea head fed tweets. Our chocolate people and chocolate sittings anything like chocolate, bunnies Easter, because if so I'm all in me to puppy monkey baby as white chocolate, how far back in line. Do I have to stand receive my check? Due to genetics. My family has larger forearms from rowing, Viking shifts and building pyramids. Okay. Good. Triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three this is kind of fun. Astronomers have found two new planets that good potentially support life. Oh, nine like next door neighbors. It's not like you got to go, you know, eighty billion light years from here. Okay. So it's just it's, it's well years, it's right across the street from us sensually, well, seventy trillion five hundred forty billion miles away. I mean that's good for frequent flyer street. But it's yeah, it's right across the street. Okay. Astronomers have been pointed to planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life. They're almost exactly the same mass as the earth. They are billions of years old, which means that could've had time to evolve. And they're orbiting their star at a distance that would support things like water and habitable temperatures. Due planets orbit tea gardens star, an ancient star. That's only twelve light years away from here. Only the twelve just twelve so traveling at the speed of light. Which is six trillion miles. In a year, you would get there in twelve years. So again, it's like right across the street. Scher lactic Lee speed not so into it now research, on the planets, and their son published in the journal astronomy. Astrophysics reveals tea-garden star seems to be stable, without large solar flares or other violent activity that could threaten the potential for life on the two promising candidates for life. That's really cool. I mean that's a first because usually anytime they detect a planet. It's not exactly the right distance. I think they've found some Goldilocks planets that are not too far not too close, but there's always something wrong with. No, that's cute. Yeah. The Goldie planet. Oh, that's a band name to. Also. Got these seals that sing the Star Wars theme. I got an twinkle twinkle little star, I want you to see this to see if you think that they're seeing properly here. Well, according to the story grey seals are capable of singing, movie themes, and mimicking, human language, is where your tax dollars go for research purposes, you'll spend a lot of money on this. I think this is this one. However, I think is Britain or somewhere. I don't know. Okay. So it's not our tax goodness. Not this time because we're too, busy stuttering studying shrimp, the pedal, bicycles. Or what was that the treadmill treadmill shrimp? Remember that, that that's US dollars? Yes, these tax dollars are for singing shark, but the lead researcher, Amanda stands berry said she was amazed at how well, the seals were able to mimic, the sounds and here they are mimicking the sound. They play it. It's pretty good. It's pretty. So you're into you're into it. Be shark. Embarrass. He goes back in the pool terrible. Feted. Brin on the killer wills to eat these things. Where's a killer whale when you need one? Of course, all that being said, you know, that every seal, we just saw will be in the rock and Roll Hall of fame before four hundred. Yes. Those tweets are already being say how many people are key to delete these tweets. No. That's just stupid stupid. I spent any money at all. And that's why would you do is are we clamoring for seals and know how to sing? Come on our lounge singing. Lounge singers. Are we missing out? There's not enough of those going around. We need to put seals a Holiday Inn lobby L that what we're doing this. I've been pretty happy with the number of lounge singers because like zero I'm fine with zero lounge singers. I don't frequent any of them. So it wasn't really looking for more. Okay. So. But apparently now, even college students are condemning Alexandria Cossio Cortez's concentration camp remarks. Campus reform, went out campus reform does such a great job. We'll get into this in just a second is I don't think there's time for it right now. But yeah and the left like there's some of the media that are starting to call her out gotta get to that as well. I mean this is but again as recently as yesterday she is she trying to make her stupid point. Yeah, she thinks she, she made such great point. And she's got Republicans on the run now because. She's in Saint talking a OC, triple eight nine hundred thirty three Ninety-three Glenn and Tania started real estate agents I trust dot com. Six or seven years ago for a simple reason so that you can sell your home for top dollar and sell it quickly. They weren't able to do that in Connecticut, and they lost all kinds of money on their home. So they said about to try to figure out. All right. What makes it great realtor, and they found out a few things along the way. Like you have to have people who do this fulltime. It's what they're really committed to doing. They're not part time or inexperienced. You need people who have long track records of success, you need people who understand the market understand the neighborhoods, understand your family's needs and seek to meet those needs, and their fans of the show. So you've got that in common with them right from the beginning. Go to real estate agents. I trust dot com. We'll introduce you to the best agent in your area. We've got over a thousand in this network, so there's going to be one for your job real estate agents. I trust dot com. Great on. No Invidia angel for while. I really thought they already overcame all this, and they're, they're arrangement would net flicks to go through Netflix. And Amazon was the way that their company could work, vintage, Liz is a company, if you're not familiar, that allows you to edit the F word or sex, scenes, out of a movie if you want to. Or Jeffey says the movies he likes to watch get knocked down to about thirty seconds worth of material after that. Yes. Ten right. Well earlier this week, a California jury ordered the Utah based video angel to pay a whopping sixty two point four million dollars in damages to four Hollywood studios. There's, there's no damage done to these Hollywood studios. What kind of madness is this? That's unbelievable. During a phone interview with faith wire, I wonder if Dan Andrews did that interview. The, the CEO of video angel. Neil harmon. Said that the juris decision is wrong, considering we made the studios money, right? He later noted video angel never intentionally violated the law. He argued consistently that video angel was well, within the purview of the family movie act, which allows for movie filtering during playback. Just I mean I don't understand the deal with the studios on this anyway, for people who wouldn't see your movie at all k-, you wouldn't get any money at all. Because I wouldn't watch these, these are rated movies at all right. But now I have and because I can edit them. And so you are making that money and I am seeing your stupid movie. I don't understand how expanding a movies audience reach is harming the created said movie to the tune of sixty two million dollars. That's ridiculous. That's asinine. And for these studios. No, I must have the Ford in. Got to have the F word heard by everyone in your family or I'm I. I wanna sue your butt into the middle of next week. Well, okay. But why because that f word that's all about my art, and my integrity. You've compromised the integrity. If I can't say mother f ING in my movie. Oh, okay. So unless we hear that word. That is strange weird. Wow. Unless I see snoop in your movie like I got to see this actress tinker cert- off or you're completely unhappy with the fact that I'm watching your movie. Okay. I don't understand it. I really don't either except my art as is that's the way I created it. And that's the way you must see it. Wow. So. Disney Lucasfilm's Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers all sued video angel. And they've been suing him since two thousand sixteen and again I thought this was settled already, but I guess not following the Suda preliminary injunction was issued. Forcing video angel to stop streaming movies filtered from DVD's, the case was then delayed win video angel filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy. Vintage was founded in twenty fourteen and offer offers customers the opportunity to stream big budget movies without the nudity without the violence without the profanity. You can take out or leave in whatever you want. It order to offer that possibility. The company would purchase the DVD's circumvent the film's technology protection measures by decrypt ING, and then filtering the movies. And then allow customers to stream the edited copy before they were available on mainstream streaming services like Hulu or Netflix. And then the change that because. They went directly through net. Netflix and Amazon. That's the only way you could access these movies was if you linked video angel to Netflix or Amazon. And then you could filter the movies, so I don't know. It's, it's convoluted complex weird situation where people would rather you not see their movie. Then then have you take out filth and degradation? They would make money off of this, right? I don't understand don't other than just hatred for their values. Right. Yes. It's again, you must hear the f word and you must see women snoops or they're not happy. They're not happy. Hold on. They'd rather you do that, then, then make money from you. Oh, congratulations on that. I, I don't think I don't think we hit any of the bingo words there. Yeah snoop must've been last week. Or a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure shoot anyway, triple eight nine hundred thirty three ninety three and it fat unleashed on Twitter where Abner normal tweets again. I'll flip in an angry whenever a democrat opens their Lang sack of crap mouth. They're lying sack of crap mouth tag flippant, and angry Glenn's Mormon cred cult member. Thanks to Alex Jones for my new handle. Chipo lay franchisee, I found out who put the child porn on Alexis. Alex Jones server, it's the freaking gay FRANZ. Oh, they want Alex to leave them alone. Let them their lives. Anyway, they want. The good theory. Let's work with from that. I like that. G g j Herman Democrats will want to abort those two planets that may support life. Can you imagine again, if it was found that they had life, and it was just bacteria on that on those planets, and we wanted to go to those planets? But if we landed there, it might kill that life, you know, they would stop you from going there. Oh, yeah. You know, they would. Absolutely have a connection if you altered that bacteria in any way. But to sweep human baby out of a womb ads, not a problem that what? Candice, the call screener is that really is it really for? Yes, yes. She changed her handled after you phone screener. So there we go. I said, she does lots more than that. I got you, but it's going to be your handle for a while. I'm afraid new Gallup poll reveals Keith is pulling at less than zero with the Mormon community leads and proven less than zero. It's admitted and it's proven and worse than Eric swollen. Thank you Martin. All right. Oh, no. 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Can't be throwing word concentration camps around willing, think using extremities get people's attention. But I also think that concentration camp might might make people who would normally support her be a little bit annoyed. Do you think that, that free concentration camp should be used? I think that's a bit extreme. But I mean that's personal in. But I do think it's extreme the comb concentration camps where, you know, no one's being like killed in mass, or you don't kill indiscriminately is killed. The concentration camps since is so heavily associated with the holocaust and just I can obviously be inflammatory. So I think that I see what she's trying to Cairo base. But I think that it's not very good for this course I think that this was an embarrassment to the democrat party compla- on us. Elicits the idea of extermination, which I don't think is happening. So I think in that sense, it's a little extreme. There you go. Even college kids are telling her look. Okay. That's ridiculous. Stop it. They even get it. These are millennials. They don't get anything. But they got this, how about that. How about that? And it's people on her side generally speaking, that are telling her to cool it. Well, even Chuck Todd Chuck. Todd had a few things to say about AO. See in goes, a little something like this, welcome back tonight. I'm obsessed with what's happening on our southern border. You can call our government's detention migrants, many things, depending on how you see it staying on our nation. Maybe necessary evil to others deal with untenable situation, perhaps. But do you know what's you can't call? It take a listen. The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border. And that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps are the exact obviously near congresswoman Alexandrio Cossio Cortez. I'm Instagram after being criticized Cossio Cortez tried to make a distinction between concentration camps and Nazi death camps where the industrialized mass slaughter of the holocaust occurred, fair enough, but congresswoman tens of thousands, brutalize, tortured starved, and ultimately died in concentration camps, camps, like duck out if you want to criticize the shameful treatment of people at our southern border fine. You'll have plenty of company, right? But be careful comparing them to Nazi concentration camps because they're not at all compatible and then then kind of backtracks on that. And I wasn't I wasn't going nutsy concentrate. I nine meant that Canadian concentration camps. I mid the concentration camps from. In like Sweden. I don't know. She was was gulags. She was trying to what she's talking about. But notion, this a tweet yesterday where she actually just was. Yes. She just stuck by. She tweeted out, I'm curious house GOP. What would you like people to call these Trump run human cages? According to you concentration camp. Experts and historians are wrong. What concentration camp experts or historians are citing with AO? See on this come on. I don't believe anybody is. So what do you call it? What term makes you feel better about brutality? Internment detention. Freedom center. This is what I disliked this person with all the intensity of a billion white-hot burning Suns. Whatever she's horrible. Dig that home. She is a little deeper. She's. You know who else is completely unlikeable is Bernie Sanders? I can't for the life of me understand why anybody in the United States of America would want this guy to be president of the United States. He is. First of all, he's got no, charisma. He has. He's not good at giving speeches. He's a socialist. He's not young. He's not hit. He's not attractive. He's not anything he's white, too. I mean on what should disqualify him, we should? The man is white. Why is he even being considered for the highest office in the land by anybody? And when you get him on. One of these shows and ask him anything about a stance. He has taken or if you challenge him in the least little bit like he was he was on MSNBC yesterday. And they were challenging him about why Joe Biden should apologize for what he said and listen to this exchange joint, Cory Booker, in the last twenty four hours calling on Joe Biden to apologize for comments, he made about working with segregationists, and it's the more people hear about it. Some are saying, well, he applauding or celebrating that wasn't which O'Brien was doing. Joe Biden was trying to make the point that bipartisanship is necessary. He's done so working with the deplorable of the deplorables. That's why he gave the example of the segregationists. So why is it that you believe he has to politics? I think the media makes a big deal of it, it is. I do. It's one thing when you're in congress. You work with everybody. I do I think every member, the Senate, the house works with people who have very, very different points of view. But I don't think you how touting personal relations with people who will very brutal segregationists. Saying, okay, ma'am. I'm sorry to disagree with me. That's fine. That is. Haven't you over four decade career down yourself with people who don't share your views on things way? It's your causes just what I said. Absolutely. I haven't. So as every member of congress doesn't really wants personal relationships or the make a virtue out of civility when it may be in the city and not a virtue. Senator, thank you for joining actually don't understand what did did Biden make it a virtue. I don't know. He was just saying that he worked with those people, even though he didn't necessarily agree with them. Men. They're making a big deal out of this. Course they're all running for president. So, of course, they're going to, and they're all piling on Biden, because he's way ahead and they see an opportunity here to pounce on him. Meanwhile, Biden thinks that Cory Booker you should apologize to him. You don't have to like the people in terms of their views. But you just simply make the case in you beat them you beat without changing the system. How does it feel that your democratic rivals are implicitly saying that you have issues talking about race? Are you going like Cory Booker has called for it? Not a racist bone in my body. I've been involved in some rice, my whole career. It's all career period. Period. Period, period. All right. So they're gonna lips us. I think there you go. He. He, he doesn't believe he should have to apologize. E believes Cory Booker should apologize. I can't wait for Wednesday night's debate. So Cory Booker responded to that said, I should know better. This is what I know this is America. I know the deeply harmful and hurtful fly usage of the word boy, and how it was used to humanize and degrades. I know. That's I love how they latched on to that one thing that wasn't even the point of the discussion pecora Gatien's, like a two people who were talking about their laws and their language, deeply wounded this nation and the deeply present day manifestations of their work can still be seen in black and Brown communities. Like the when I go home to shock shocked, I know that somebody running for president states. Somebody running to be the leader of our party should know they shouldn't that using the word boy in the way he did can cost hurt and pain, and we need a presidential. Nominee and leader of our party to be sensitive to that. And the last thing I know is, is, is I know that I was raised to speak truth to power, and that I will never apologize for doing that. And vice president Biden shouldn't need this lesson. And at a time when we have from the highest offices in the land, divisiveness racial hatred, and bigotry being restricted in Audrey he should have the sensitivities that this is a time. I need to be an ally. I need to be a healer. I need to not engage in usage words that will harm folks. And so this is deeply disappointing. We waited for him to apologize. He didn't till the next day. And whether I'm running for president or not as many people today have been on June pink, no less. No out for vice president to knowledge that his words were harmful and hurtful. So that means no apology from, you know, he said, no, no, no policy from Cory Cory Booker, whisper mode. Yeah, they're both in was promoting both Biden and Corey are both in, in whisper mode. And so that, that bodes well for the upcoming debates on Wednesday. When your TV understand what they're saying whispering back. And for the other, I was looking at the, the little Amazon thing, the little device. I don't wanna say her name because it may turn on people's. Oh, yeah, yeah, it has a whisper mode. Now. Did you know that if you whisper to her, she missed perspec-? Really didn't. But I, I won't Cory booker's voice on my little Amazon device. So whisper. Do you do you have an one of those devices? It's never happening in ever. Okay. I was just saying in general because you don't allow anything in your life that could actually spy or record or track or monitor make my life more convenient, right? Yeah. Yeah. 'cause we've all we've all shunned all of those things from our homes. Yeah. Sure. So no, I just that, that's the civic item is one that I have no use for whatsoever. The discussions, we used to have a mutt surveillance in how I mean you were the most. I remember when I was offended when my direct TV app said, direct TV wants to wants permission to record your voice, or whatever, you know. And it was just so that I could actually made the app unusable so that I couldn't even use it to record stuff remotely or anything because I wouldn't agree to this now I'm putting apps on my phone. Yeah. What? Oh, yeah. You need my blood type you need access to children. Okay. Whatever I just want to be able to open my garage another app once once access to the microphone. Yeah. Okay. Whatever. I don't want to turn on the GPS locator to find out where you are at all to okay, whatever I mean, look, I mean, if it makes my life more convenient, go ahead. Track me everywhere. I go to everything I say you want my soul. You're gonna record the husker game. Take my soul, whatever I don't care anymore. Man. We're down. And that's the way it isn't society, politics is well, like, I'm sorry. We don't have the energy nor the time to give every single day with every single battle everything we hold dear. We don't have that time and energy to devote, we've gotten at some point trust the people that we elect to be adults and boy, we failed miserably, they're all over every level rate down to our city councils, man. And this is what we're living now twenty nineteen, but it's going to be better next year. Twenty twenty it's all fittest turned completely around. Yeah. It'd be better twenty twenty and be really good. Yeah. Yeah. As soon as President, Trump repaint Air Force One. That's what everything will start fix it. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Because it's it's been the same color since what Ted since JFK, king. Yep. JFK. It'd be blue. And now the president wants to repaint it, and I don't know what color, he's going to repaint. It it doesn't really say, does it. I haven't seen a picture. I've looked. He wanted to be more American. That's a little scary because that I mean if Trump goes more American, you know that's going to be that's gonna be flashy. And. Gandhi. Gold lemay. The presidential seal is going to light up. It's going to be a beacon as the plane is flying at night, you're just gonna see the presidential seal flashing in the sky. He said, I think it's gonna look much better. Actually, I like the concept of red white and blue. So it's going to be a red white. The baby. Blue doesn't fit with us. No fit with us. He is Donald Trump is not a guy for subtle. That's not his decor. So that'll be interesting to see that gets repainted. All right. Well have a great weekend. Oh for stay summers right now. Oh, that's right. Ten fifty four AM eastern. It will be officially summer today. That's right. Longest day of the year today. Really? Wow. Okay. There you go. We're not first day of summer longest day of the year. Got it. Okay. Gets shorter beginning tomorrow. So that means footfalls coming. Yes. September NFL baby. Have a great weekend. Monday.
"This is NPR news live from these eighty, eight seven in Houston Medi Robinson developing story here at this hour Harris County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to propose a cut and the counties net property tax rate of one point three cents per hundred dollars of assessed value that will include decreases and the county's general, Fund and funding for the port of Houston plus modest increases for the county's flood control and hospital districts. Commissioners will still need to hold a public hearing at a future court meeting before they can on the tax cut itself more on the story later, this afternoon during all things considered. There's a chance the Houston Texans game against the Vikings could be postponed this Sunday as you've just heard on NPR news Minnesota was just warned of possible exposure to covert nineteen. After playing the Tennessee Titans who confirmed several positive cases. This morning if the game resumes on Sunday Houston Mayor Investor Turner says up to fifteen thousand fans can watch at Energy Stadium with safety precautions in place math temperatures, social distance, all of the proper medical hygienes but there Will be people understand the Texan say they'll seat up to twenty percent of the stadium, which is just over thirteen thousand fans. The mayor says the percent of people testing positive Kobe nineteen in. Huston over the last fourteen days has dipped below six percent and that's why fans are now allowed into energy stadium. The Texans are Oh in three to start the year we're expecting update from Governor Greg Abbott very soon on the situation out in Lake Jackson? A brain eating AMOEBA was discovered in the water supply after a young boy died earlier this month. Boil, water notice remains in effect. They're also later this afternoon Mayor Sylvester Turner and congresswoman. Sheila jackson-lee will launch a mental health initiative to assist those who might be dealing with the crisis of the covert nineteen pandemic speaking of Minnesota earlier the Astros and the twins face off in about an hour for game. One of the best of three American League Wildcard series out in Minneapolis Saint Grant on the mound for Houston. Seventy, six degrees I'm Eddie Robinson news eight seven support for NPR comes from NPR stations other contributors include fjc a foundation of donor advised fund.
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"Live from NPR. News Washington on Giles Snyder as everyday life throughout much of the country's being up ended by the spreading corona virus congress is moving toward providing billions of dollars in relief. Npr's amy held reports ascended is now expected to take up a bill after passed the house in a late night. Bipartisan vote after extensive wrangling. Lawmakers passed the bill just after midnight earlier. President Trump tweeted his support of the families. First Corona Virus Response Act Signaling Republicans could sign on. It provides for free meals to students stuck at home paid sick leave for workers and attempts to address the shortfall in testing for the virus. Here's Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee Democrat of Texas. The main thing that we must do is we must test every single American that is showing signs or needs. And what we have in this. Bill is to provide free testing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is expressing cautious support for the bills saying he believes senators on sides agree. Swift action is needed. Amy held NPR news Washington California. Where the number of people have died from the corona virus has risen to at least six and the number of confirmed krona virus cases in the state now at two hundred fifty impeached while the CY. Kao Reports at the latest person to test positive for cove. Nineteen is a former patient at a nursing home in the Coachella Valley. We don't know a lot about this elderly person except that the patient had spent possibly a week at this nursing home in the Coachella Valley and then was discharged from there with apparently no symptoms of the virus but soon after the patient became ill and was later confirmed to have covert nineteen dope officials in Riverside County testing residents and employees at the ninety nine bid Rancho Mirage. Health and Rehab Center will begin as soon as possible with infections climbing around the world many countries taking steps to slow transmission of the virus and apple is closing all of retail stores outside China for the next two weeks he even as a company reopened it stores in China wherein factions are falling. There's been another attack on Iraqi base where? Us forces are located in purist Jana rap reports. It's the same base where two American and one British servicemen were killed in a similar attack. Iraq's military command says to Iraqi soldiers were seriously wounded when dozens of rockets were fired at the air base north of Baghdad. This morning it says it found more rockets that had failed to launch in the attack the US military says it is assessing the damage. They're believed to be no. Us or coalition casualties the US retaliated for the earlier attack that killed coalition personnel by bombing. Weapons depots in Iraq of the Iran backed militias. It blames for it. Iran backed militias say attacks on. Us forces will continue until those troops. Leave Iraq Jane Arraf. Npr news this is NPR singer. R Kelly is facing a fresh federal indictment in New York federal prosecutors in Brooklyn Charge Kelly with nine counts including racketeering and sexual trafficking across state lines. Npr's onto Stotka CEO Kaz reports. Some of the chargers are new and they include an allegation that in two thousand fifteen. Kelly had sex with a girl under the age of eighteen and that he gave her herpes without disclosing that he had the disease. This is one of two sets of federal charges against Kelly one in New York and the other in Illinois in all Kelly Faces Twenty. Two Federal Criminal counts that involve allegedly abusing eleven girls and women over the course of more than two decades. Kelly has continually pleaded not guilty to all charges in addition to the federal charges. Kelly also faces criminal charges in Cook County Illinois and in Minnesota honest as he had circus. Npr News New York. Canadian parliament is taking a three-week break to help. Stop the spread of the corona virus before it did though lawmakers ratified the new. Us Mexico Canada trade agreement the US Mexico already formally approved the agreement is designed to replace North American Free Trade Agreement that President Trump acclaimed cost. Us jobs the Maryland State. Senate planning to take up a bill this weekend. That would make the state the first in the nation attacks ads on the Internet supporters. Say It's a necessary step. In response to changes. In the way businesses advertise but opponents say the state will likely have a hard time enforcing it and that it may violate federal law as well as the first amendment. I'm Joe Snyder NPR news.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. In the news conference at the White House this hour. President trump says he has been tested for the corona virus this as the nation's top infectious diseases expert. Anthony Fauci says there are more than twenty thousand confirmed cases in the United States but he warns we have not reached the peak yet of the outbreak as everyday life throughout much of the country is up ended by the spreading corona virus. Congress is moving forward toward providing billions of dollars in relief. Npr's held reports. The Senate is now expected to take up a bill. After it passed the house in a late night. Bipartisan vote after extensive wrangling. Lawmakers passed the bill just after midnight earlier. President Trump tweeted his support of the families. First Corona Virus Response Act Signaling Republicans could sign on. It provides for free meals to students stuck at home paid sick leave for workers and attempts to address the shortfall in testing for the virus. Here's Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee Democrat of Texas the main thing that we must do we must test every single American that is showing signs or needs and what we have in this. Bill is to provide free testing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is expressing cautious support for the bills saying he believes senators on both sides agree. Swift action is needed. Amy held NPR news Washington. As a number of cases in China eases. The World Health Organization has declared Italy. Now the epicenter of the corona virus with at least seventeen thousand cases. A lockdown has been in place since Wednesday Nicole. Zeo Mancini is a medical microbiologist at a hospital in Milan. We do not have only elderlies. We're starting to see. Also of younger adults wear temple had an eighteen year old sky effectively healthy before debts which is now intensive care units Manzini. Speaking to the BBC says it's hospital is running out of beds and the intensive care unit. Meanwhile the Spanish government is putting that countries forty six million citizens on lockdown as part of its state of emergency and Britain is taking a step when it comes to the spread of the corona virus within its country Vicki Barker reports from London the UK has stopped trying to track the contact of those diagnosed with corona virus. Apparently gambling that if enough people catch and then recover from the disease bill become immune granting. What's called herd immunity to the rest of the population but a number of public health? Experts are warning. That's a largely unproven strategy which fails to protect those most vulnerable to the disease. That's Vicky Parker Reporting Barker reporting this is NPR more than a dozen countries in sub Saharan. Africa have now reported cases of the new corona virus. Npr's Eyder Peralta reports they are now scrambling to contain it before. More community spread the number of countries in sub Saharan Africa. Reporting cases of the new corona virus has doubled in the past. Two Days Sudan reported that a man his fifties was infected in the UAE died of covert nineteen on Thursday. If you'll be his imported case came from Brooke Enough Fossil Ghana's first cases came from Norway and Turkey in Kenya. A young woman came from Ohio on March fifth and tested positive on the twelve with Ikea. Guay Kenya's Health Minister says the best case scenario is that she did not infect anyone else. You might be an isolated one and we conduct. Authorities are now trying to trace anyone who may have come into contact with her Npr News Nairobi. Apple is temporarily closing all of its retail stores outside of China CEO. Tim Cook says out of abundance of caution. In fighting the spread of the corona virus sales will be online only for the next two weeks. He said the company is also donating fifteen million dollars to help with worldwide recovery. Cooks all of its stores in China have now reopened and says the company has learned from its stores in China and how that has helped it develop best practices that are assisting enormously in the global response. I'm Laurie London. Npr News in Washington.
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You'll week in review. I have had friends who are Democrats who go I can't wait till the election's over we'll get back to normal and being nice to each other wait a minute we didn't burn down buildings. We didn't take over cities your side did well, I know. Not, everybody can get along again. Republicans in the Senate want to transform judge Amy Coney Baragan to Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Even a case. Jackson it's really A. Legal adult have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature now, the Senator Harouna Goose Buki Theater that has become the confirmation hearings of trump nominated justices is so grotesque. So wrong on every level I hope you watch it and I hope it makes your blood boil. Spin in the hot seat for his refusal to answer the question whether he'll pack the. Senator, Harris would answer that question we'll Democrats. Pakhtakor voters deserve to know. I'm not. GonNa play his game. It is fascinating to me how angry Democrats get when they're asked a tough question and this is a tough because they're not used to. It reports in the New York. Post about hundred ridings emails that suggest introduced his father Joe Biden to Ukrainian Energy Executive and colleague on the Board of Brisbane White House press secretary. Kaley mcenaney was. Locked out of a personal twitter account they locked her account because she had shared a story on one of the largest newspapers in the country. The New York poke. This is some nutjob just posting things, willy? Nilly. Early voting opened up for Texans more than one hundred and seventeen thousand people have cast ballots in around who calls off election boggle why cheated may change maybe They move. At three weeks to vote. Vote early, it's not that hard. The ventures don't get there. on. Eight, hundred sixty, six, thousand. On our journey to a million. For Camp Hope. That was the number. That it would take. To avoid laying off anymore staff or cutting back any services. Tough. Year. You Know I. I've seen it up close with camp. Hope I know what's happened with a lot of other. I don't like to use the word charity when it comes to our veterans because I think they've earned it but nonprofit organizations show shall I say? Camp Hope doesn't take government money. So the money comes from golf tournament a skeet shoot. A barbecue and then number of companies hold their employees events and the money that they raise they hand over. Lots of folks are just GonNa say Shit here near that will say, all right we do a crawfish boil this year our proceeds are going to go to you guys and it's ten thousand here and fifteen thousand there Weatherford a few years ago. did their employees, Funday Day they take donations and all came to I think four, hundred, thousand dollars. So those events throughout the course of the year or what sustain the operations and allow the organization allow veterans to help other veterans and it saves lives. It works so being unable to do that this year. In having to do a big fundraising drive. Thank you. Folks was actually Max idea when he found out that layoffs were happening. He said, I put the first hundred in. Let's raise a million and we're at eight, hundred, sixty six. So we got one, hundred, thirty, four to go. Thank you folks for your sports. All right. Open line Friday coming up seven, one, three, two, one, two, five, eight, seven, four. Some Ching Wong, real some taking must be right. You're listening to Michael Berry. Won't stop going. To the same trying to fame bill the Coffee Pot and Get the kids out of bed. Dressed. Get. Your stuff and the truck Bloomberg. Drop them all. Black kids. Bump the Mondays. Sometimes, tell mass. Had All Fridays. Donna combat. To keep her on air. Travel. Ready the. Fan but he bag senior amateur. Fridays. Mess. Distressing Tom. You're on the Michael. Berry show. Go ahead sir. More Michael Warning thanks for taking my call. So so I worked for. The elections. And So we go out and we've been going out doing checks that at polling locations over the last few days since early voting started and what I found is they these mail-in ballots that they mailed everybody. There has been literally hundreds of mail-in ballots at every polling location I've been to that people have brought in to cancel because they don't trust them and they WANNA put make their. Vote in person and It's just incredible seeing the stacks of them that that people bring it back and they're telling them if they don't have them with them that they either have to go home and get them and bring them back or go home and mail it in or they'll let them vote in person right then as a provisional ballot but the mainland ballot is still their primary ballot. Hundreds per location. Hundreds per location that I've been to. And that every day. So walk me through. Let's start at Ground Zero and assume I know nothing when they mail the ballot in. Where is that? Ending up. No they so they mail you about. Saving their mail in ballot. They're not mailing it in they're bringing with them right? They're bring with them because they don't trust it. They don't WanNa, mail it in they WANNA cancel it. Stacks government in most places, they're just just sitting there. So you're saying nobody has cancelled out. Well, they haven't. I. Don't know what the exact procedure cancelling it out is I assume they they turn it in I. Know They have to cancel it on the ballot itself. So they turn into the judge and then the judge is supposed to sign off on it and I mean there's Stacks of 'EM. I understand but in your mind, what does that mean? It means that people don't trust the mail in ballots, which is good. You know they're bringing they don't WanNa vote by mail they wanNA vote in person. And So to me I think it's a good thing but. I think it's it's messed up that. If if you don't have it with you and you want to vote in person, then you have to vote provisional and your mail invalid is the the primary ballot. But let me play devil's advocate. If somebody received a mail in ballot that means that ballot is out there waiting to be mailed back and they show you know what I decided. I don't want to about I. WanNa vote here I don't want them letting that guy vote. Could, double vote. Okay but their argument for alien votes was it the system will catch that. No? No, no no no. Nobody's ever said that nobody's ever said that well, they have they have suggested. Well, okay. Maybe somebody has said that but everyone has argued all along. As they should that you cannot do that because then then somebody can double vote if you don't require somebody who received a mail in ballot to their home. All right. Here it is that doesn't require anything more than signing it and sending it in. If you allow that person to go up and vote on the basis that will catch it when there's no way know how many million votes are going to be cast in Texas there's no. What's that? I agree with you completely I I don't like mailing ballots at all I'll it ever sort of thing well, okay but but he here would be okay. So so you're argument would be. The problem with mail in ballots is that some people are going to receive their mail in ballot to their home determined that they're not going. They don't like that system after all because we've seen that a postal employee could when you mail it back in, he knows your in your precinct ninety percent of the people are GonNa vote Republican. So he takes it home and puts it in his living room like this one guy they just caught who was a hoarder of massive bags of of LE`ts and male or he could just throw it in the trash or whatever. So your point is that that guy because he says I'm not GonNa let the Democrat postal worker, steal my ballot. I'm going to go vote in person and when he shows up in person if he doesn't bring his mail in ballot, then he has to cast a provisional ballot. That's as it should be look I'm all for less catch them where they're cheating. I'm all for let's end mail in balloting I don't like it not one bit. It's one of the many examples at the left uses where they get us twisted up we go. Well, we do want to make sure gets vote. Feel real bad. So I couldn't go down there and vote on their own. So okay, we'll do this. We'll give you an opportunity to cheat. We'll get we'll open up the floodgates for you ought to cheat because you know memo arcane riding in vote in person. So let's make sure that we cast an extra million cheated votes because we want to make sure mammo had her male. That's the dumbest thing ever. But that's what we do. The left plays on our compact they do for the poor people or the children Lee p Brown in his last term of the three terms he served on on as mayor. Was My first term of city council our never forget they announced by press release he was dedicating his administration. To the Children Oh effect doesn't melt your heart. Lee Brown stealing as much money as he possibly can from the city of Houston through his friends that he gave contracts to most of whom had never had a city contract before but doing it all. For. The children. You get a contract but I've never done street paving before. That's alright. Hire another company to do it. You'll be the minority contractor keep your kickback. Maybe give me some of and then just hire the company that always does the job. Anyway they'll do it and we've paid more than we needed to anyway. For the children. For the children. But back to the mail in ballot. Look. So. I'm all I'm all for. Let's catch them where they're cheating. But when you go down. And they give you a rubber. Prophylactic to put over your finger. Because they've decided that it wants you spread. Germs from one to the Nice I just don't see that as being in the realm of what we need to worry about I. I got it I. got it that that we should be on high alert we should be looking for them to cheat everywhere. Possible. I. I think we have to be careful. Hey Schwerin shoes over there. What does that mean? What 'cause they're gonNA run or something? Keep your eye on the prize and where they're cheating. That's that's my focus. This look. This is a cumbersome process. It's complicated. There's lots of different rules they have overly complicated now with the mail in ballots, they've made that very difficult. They've made it very complicated and they scared people and so now what's happened is that people who were paying did their mail in ballot because you got a lot of people out there that think they're going to outsmart well Mama because I hear them they talk I'm going to mail imbalan- determined I don't remember, and then they get their Mellon about and a weight. I was this year going to do something I've never done before. Why didn't I just stick with the person balloting I think there's a chance they could take ballot when I mail it back throw it away. All right. So so I'll go vote in person aren't order but I leave my mail in ballot at home. So, then they get there and you're casting a provisional ballot well. Moving the mail in ballot with you and mark through it when when you give it Tom. Tom. The other. All the leaves with me. When my SCOPE. Keep My. The. Again. I was. Acting St. Albert. It. Was Nineteen seventy six, forty years ago today. Rick Days. It just. It's number one in the US with disco duck. Was the last novelty song ever top. Hot One hundred. Nobody did novelty songs like? We should already know. Harlan you're on the Michael Berry show go ahead. Yes you're very yep go ahead. I would like you're taking feedback. On the on the article five of the Constitution and Bob into convention of states I know it's never been done and minded yours lifetime but it's sorely needed eighty two percent of the people not only want fair tax reform. But they walked they walked time limits what consider what's going on especially these northern cities released politicians he's got. Senators representatives and states up there. Especially, I think term limits from Shali needed I would like your feedback to the audience on that about what the chats at the grassroots level we could. Back. Pass. You know what? What could be? Represented, progress have no say to do that. Feedback on it well. You probably won't like it first of all. We have term limits called elections. So I don't understand people tell me all time when you term limits term. What's going to happen with term, throw them out. which ones are you going to throw out? The ones you don't like. What about the ones you do like how they any of them? Well, how do they keep winning? If all the people oppose all the elected officials. How the hell do they keep winning? We don't get to decide who represents eighteenth congressional district. The people the Eighteenth Congressional district. and. They keep electing Sheila jackson-lee. We don't like that. But here's the deal. Some villages want village idiot as their congressmen. And that village clearly does they have an opportunity to limit the terms of Sheila jackson-lee. They got window champion. He's a good candidate they're not gonNA vote for him. So. Then what do we do? Who is to blame for the fact that Sheila jackson-lee elected in nineteen ninety four is going to get re elected yet again despite the fact that all these allegations just came out. For. A ballot harvesting. We don't want to admit that there are people who support. There are people who choose to vote for her. I. Just don't understand how we always believed that there's going to be a procedural fix to a systemic problem of the fact that people don't give a damn. I could ask every person out there. I could take every single listener. We have informed people as they are, who is your State Rep who's your state senator. WHO's on the the Court of Appeals. Who are the State district judges and you'd be surprised how little people know they know trump? got. Trump what about after that rest of all, go to hail. Okay. We'll. We'll maybe term limits isn't the problem. Turn limits is a way of saying that the system you can bake into the system better audience engagement better civic involvement, but you can't you can't. Most of these reforms are an attempt. To write something down that will enforce itself in. It's simply doesn't work that way. So, look I'm not against the Convention of States I know that Smart Levine's big thing and I know a lot of people really love it in in. Great. Great I'm all for that. But I have a problem and I feel like it's a, it's a talk radio talking point that we're all for for term limits where all for term limits. except. Why don't we just beat the people who were there? At their own game, why don't we do that? Well, because that would require somebody other than the lobbyists to write checks to politicians, and when it comes down to it, they're very few people willing to do that very few people willing to get involved in defeat him. I WANNA take back my country and it ain't that hard. It's just not that hard. You have to run good candidates you have to win. You have to run candidates in primaries and give a damn in the primary. And you have to defeat them in the primary with better Republicans, and then you have to demand of those better Republicans did they do what they said they would do. But Hey I fully understand where it comes from. Because I'm as frustrated as you are I think we all agree what the problems are. It's a question of what we can do to solve that problem. And I guess that's where the breakdown occurs. I am frustrated that people. Will get elected again and again and again. But then somebody will run a candidate who's not very good against a long standing elected official and they get angry I don't support 'em. You're going to raise eighteen dollars. You'RE NOT GONNA win. You're not even trying to you're not doing anything necessary to win. We have to have better candidates run in primaries against Republicans and keep them honest that saw. From various show. Hundred dollars. Burn. Through. SCAM AMONG MORNING It. Damp. My daughter. Is Dead. Most musical animal been determined to be the fish. They have scales. We'll be. Can't believe nobody's calling in about the town halls last night Jack. Gill the Michael Berry show. Go ahead sir. Is. I am a mail in ballot poll worker. And over Harris County. And I can tell you haven't been involved in the past couple weeks with these folks. At the GOP needs to have their attorneys ready to go come November third, there's going to be a lot of issues. Give you example. Yesterday, we reported to work. In Our G. At ten o'clock in the morning. Got There. For two hours. We set around and did nothing. Computer problem. Got Started, and then we got going. We worked. For We worked for about an hour. Then, there was another computer problem. Dan, they said okay. We need ten teams. Of you to work to see if we got this problem. Fix. So. Tin Teams of people to eighty of US working. Everybody else went home. Team State we work for another. Forty five minutes to an hour. then. Another computer problem. So. That put us about reflecting the afternoon. And at that point people the rest of a just say, okay, we're done. Went home. And today Friday. They told her. On email. You're done working today. So And I see that happening. Time and time again. Okay. Everybody keeps making a statement and then stepping back like I'm supposed to wear what does that mean draw the quotas that finish the thought for us. I just think that the system they have A. They have A. System. and. System can't handle it. So we're GONNA have a lot of problems. So you're not. You're not necessarily suggesting that you've seen them do anything unethical. You're saying just the overwhelming technological challenges alone. Yes. Yes. Yes. There unprepared their their. New System I've been asked him I asked wanted to it is it's it's it's a is this software new And the city oh It's a new. A new package. Well So when when you think about. This is so hard for people to Fathom. Who've never seen it firsthand but I have. A. Lot of people who get into government particularly at the elected office level. Are through the elected office door. These are. People missile. Be. Surprising the extent to which this can happen. You could be selling. Encyclopedias door to door get elected county clerk. A couple of months. Later, you're running the election process. And you don't have any expertise in anything. And not only that you don't have any experience to draw upon. Managing large teams of people in a crisis environment, this is a crisis environment. There's a lot of pressure. So you end up with people in charge. Who do not have the slightest clue what to do? Who are one hundred percent estrogen driven? Even the men they're just one big frenetic blow up at all to just always upset and frenetic and nervous, and they don't know what to do. I've seen this happen time and time and time again. The kinds of people who have run organizations. Built teams, assembled groups, assigned tasks, defined goals an executed on them. Those kind of people don't run the elections. They don't run for county government. Those kind of people stay the hell away from that nonsense. So, you're left with the kind of people running it that you would think to yourself if they walked through the door. My analogy for this is this. For those of you who ever had to hire employees. Whatever capacity in your professional career you've had to hire employees. And you put out on monster or ZIP recruiter or wherever it is you put it out. You put. Hey, I'm looking for this position. You know that if you get fifty resumes back. At least forty, nine of them are GonNa be people that misspelled their name. People that don't have the slightest clue where a comma or period goes. So it looks like they wrote it and went back and said I'll put one right about their at. Route about their. The formatting is so bad. That you're embarrassed for them. The spelling punctuation grammar is so atrocious. And that's when they had a lot of time and three of their cousins to help them review it that that was the best they had in written form. Imagine how that Guy Presents himself. Most of these people involved at this level. And I'm not even trying to insult them. I'm just being completely honest. Most of these people have no life skills to draw on. To organize a team and by the way, it's a team as you represent of people who are hastily pulled together for an election. This is a recipe for disaster. A recipe for disaster. People who can't lead and never have. Operating system that is built to run every few years. So you don't have it a dry run. You don't have any you don't have any experience with you know how it works. Being executed by people who are hastily pulled together because they were available. Okay. Now now. Think we ought to be a little worried now overlay that was Sheila jackson-lee desperate desire to cheat because this is the only thing she can do is whole powered redistributed. Yeah. This is going to be ugly. Times. machen load. The Michael Berry. Show is on the air. Awesome. But I know what it said. which is. On This Day, in History Ramon. Caller live on this day in. History. For the first time. President of the United States. Met Face to face. With the President of Mexico. What year do you think that I happened? Eighteen sixty four is your guest, amy what year do you think was the first time? The Mexican. President and the US president met face to face. nineteen. O Five. Kerry. What year do you think the Mexican president and the US President I man. I don't know Holand. Roslyn what year do you think the Mexican president and the US President I met. Probably just before now. Not a terrible. Yes Theresa. Yes Sir what year? Do you think the Mexican president in the US President? I met. Eight Nineteen. Fifty nine. And? Finally. Ronnie. Raw. I don't know. All right. The I guess was the Best Amiens San Antonio Nine hundred ninety nine. Feels like they should have met before that on this day nineteen o nine, nine presidents William Howard Taft, the fattest president ever. And Porfirio Diaz met in El Paso and see the Juarez the first meeting in history between the president of the US and a president of Mexico. The local press described the meeting as the most eventful diplomatic event in the history of the two nations. And El Paso. Historian has added that it was a veritable pageant of military splendor social, brilliance courtly formality, official protocol, and patriotic fervor. The proceedings for the meeting were planned in the greatest detail by the United States Department of State and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs? In addition to matters of protocol, the two governments made the most elaborate arrangements for the protection and safety of the two presidents. Significantly, the area in dispute in South El Paso known as the is that Comey all I don't know was declared neutral territory the flags of neither nation to be displayed during the meeting because both presidents were bilingual, there was no need for interpreters and no one else attended the meeting although official reports of the meeting stated that nothing of political or diplomatic significance was discussed. Some have suggested that the basis was laid there for the Treaty of Arbitration that the two nations signed. A year later. There he ago. But, the best part about the meeting is that it was constantly interrupted by low kids selling. CHICA. Jake. Jake Les. Since entitles syncing dial's take land check play. Go I can't amy and don't go ahead there. Yeah I wanNA, talk about the Joe Biden townhall last night there's three things he was. So hopped up, they had him on an adrenaline pump or something that was not his normal thing second it was hundred percent scripted his answer memorized. That questions were not as surprise characters that they had asked. The questions were hilarious. They were from central casting literally. Literally, that was so scripted. So obnoxiously scripted it was stage. It was completely stationed. Everybody knows it. I'll assume everybody knows what on the chance she didn't Steve Scully. was to moderated debate. Longtime. c-span anchor. And scully is a former intern for Joe Biden. He has multiple. Forrest Gump interactions with Joe. Biden to the course of his year. It's fair to say they're probably pretty good friends. So when Steve Scully tweeted. To Anthony SCARAMUCCI. Respond to trump. and. Then immediately took that down but there were screen shots and people said, wait a second. SCARAMUCCI. Hates. Trump. Why are you communicating with him seeking advice on how to deal with trump? Win You're the moderator of the debate and you're supposed to be objective. That's odd. So his immediate reaction I was hacked. No Sir. John Wayne Ba- John. Wayne. Bobbitt was hacked. You made a bad posting got caught. Well, it turns out he was hacked. To other times when he wrote things that he wished he had he had a pattern of it. Okay you were hacked. In. Preparation for the presidential debate. We're bringing the FBI in here. So. When he sat down with the FBI boy said. Now. I'm GonNa put you under oath and I'm going to ask you again I was hacked. Okay You understand we have the technology and it's very easy. To, see. If you sent that right, we can look at your key strokes. We can see the time. At which you did it. We can see everything. Well. Okay maybe I wasn't hacked. So he had to confess to C., Span. And C. Span fired him. Oh I'm sorry. No, they didn't. They. Suspended him. You know how Brian Williams was. suspended. For lying repeatedly about the things he saw. Like when he claimed a dead body went floating by in New Orleans and he looked out and saw it but. In fact, it wasn't true. Or? When he claimed that he was. In Afghanistan. And they were almost down but in fact he wasn't. In the vessel was almost shut down. How long has this suspension? I don't know how long it takes for the American people to Forget. And then we'll put you back on the air. There is no truth left. There is no truth left with these people in the horrifying thing is. That the Democrats are GONNA figure out pretty soon. Guess what? They can't stop us. We can do whatever we want. Twitter can shut down every account. Oh, they'll piss and Moan but they won't have twitter to do it on. They'll complain. But. They can't do it on twitter or facebook. So that silences them. We've lured them all into our social media platforms. Now, we shut them down. Oh, they may hold a hearing and bring us forward. But when push comes to shove, they'll do nothing about it. We're GONNA cheat the election because power right makes might makes right. Once, we're in charge of the government they can't stop us. And I believe that's what they're going to do. Warms. Through Jesse's dream. Never. been. A. Red headed stranger. I'm mine and black unfolds. The. School. Over Dr Laura. WHO's GonNa Fill as you? As you. Who GonNa play the? And MILWAU- Bash Can Paul WHO'S GONNA give? So to get him. Nor I wonder. ooh GonNA fail there. Seven three, two, one, two, five, eight, seven, four, Randy you're on the Michael Berry show go ahead sir. What's more than Michael I? Just. I watch both town halls actually watched the Abidin life and then I watched a trump how townhall on tape. That's coming from the sucess. That was the Biden a town hall I found the ambush. Come townhall harder to watch. and. I guess, my question is I just. Maybe to obviously ask maybe this too simplistic of an answer but I'm curious as to why trump in about the midst of. Weight figured out what's going on with the attack on the moderator but he just didn't sort of just ignore her and then engaged individual Quite. A people in the audience 'cause he's I. Think he's want this jingle nece. Concerned. We're it came through when he was just engaging people individually versus engagement with the moderator and I'm sure that this is a question for for your good is what you think were the the don him to do that or? A very simplistic answer. Why not? Let me be clear what your question exactly. What why didn't he do what? Well it was obvious that she was attacking him continuously I'm surprised he just didn't say. Okay. A. Excuse the Pun just trump the whole process. It's okay. I'm done with you. You're here simply to to recognize the people in the audience for questions on the wall talking to you or to your questions I'm only go to engaged the people the audience. You just said Randy that it was obvious that that's what she was doing. I agree. You know trump is a master. At. Setting up the media to overplay their hand. I have not heard from one person last night. And I have plenty of friends who said trump interrupted too much in the first debate he interrupted to they don't mind criticizing trump. I have not had one person say. Savannah. Guthrie made a fool of him. Savannah Guthrie was fair and he looked like a clown savannah got three. He was interrupting her he was being rude to her he was being unfair to her he was. All I've heard anybody say. was at Savannah Guthrie was not fair. Would not let him finish. was arguing with him instead of being a moderator. He came off as a guy. Who is doing the absolute best he can do. And is having to do it. With one arm tied behind his back. As the Lilliputians you know. pull at him. And I think the American. It took him a long time. To explain to the American people that the media. Is. slanted. That, they're partisan hacks that they have no sense of decency. And that they will they will do what they're doing. In order to win. But once he got that message across. People didn't forget it. So I think you'd be surprised sometimes. Sometimes you have to take a fall. In, order for your supporters to to come rushing to your aid. And I think that part of trump's real skill his mastery is to create situations where his supporters feel the need to come to his defense. And and he because he knows he can't win it alone. And he knows he needs to do this and I think part of his strategy last night was to do that. It's also not lost on him that there was a lot of criticism from the first debate for interrupting. So I think what he was trying to do was pull back a pure more what some people call presidential whether you agree with that or not. At think what he was trying to show is a less hands on approach to guy who's simply trying to solve problems and does not have to be. Adversarial in the process. Once the public started asking him questions. His exchanges with them were very organic, very fluid very natural. And engaging there was connection made there and you could see it the one woman who said you should smile more. And, and he took that you know he he kind of smirked when she said that because he's probably been told that before. And that was the softball that was You have a handsome smile were exactly. I can't remember exactly how she said, but that was the point of it all. That was a good moment for him. Because, this is a guy who never shows weakness. But you know. Everybody's known somebody that has a trump light characteristic of they are always strong. They never show weakness. And if you're honest and not just jealous. You know that you love that about him? That's Nick Saban. That's bill. BELICHICK That's general. Macarthur. That's George Patton. There are people who never expose weakness. And that that becomes their aura that becomes their sort of invincible nature. The reason. The left hates trump so much. Is that he fights them. And they don't like that. They're not used to that. Romney didn't fight him but came to invite him. Most Republicans are so determined at one day they'll say I'm a good guy. That they make nice with them. What trump showed is if I can get the people behind me. We can take on the media. And I won't be nice to them. I will show that they are unworthy of being nice to. Show. How biased? And partial and petty and dishonest. They are. And he never lets up he does that at every turn. So that when it comes time to cash in that chip. Savannah Guthrie never had a chance. Savannah Guthrie thought. She was going to be the never trumpers. Honored guest this year. She thought Jane Fonda was GONNA show up, and they can talk about vaginal dryness to get it ain't happening. No. Nunu. No you walked out into a ring for which you're unprepared. So, the harder to she tried. The harder. She fell the harder she tried to dumber. She looked in the more partisan and petty she looked. At every turn. That's how that came off. So. I think he did it brilliantly, but it's hard to see how he did it. So brilliantly in real time. Trump plays the long game not the short game. I still think trump won the first debate in. Bed. That night. com. Every show. Strain. Raw. O.. L.. Now feel. Sad model. Even. The. Dog. Along. was a waitress at a restaurant yesterday. She had a name tag. The IT A. How do you pronounce that photographer? Yeah So well, that's an unusual name. You don't hear that every day actually, I do F-. Seven, one, three, two, one, two, five, eight, seven, four. Savannah Guthrie Nags Donald Trump about the mask. See The mask is not about your health. The Mask is about conformity never forget that you must all fall in line. You must all Heil. Must also raise your fist must all salute you must all take a knee you must all clench your fist you must all conform. We will break you for attempting to be an individual. Wearing nothing having. Rally. Tamala she's got people now people's haven't and I'm not blaming. Durable. As President I have to be out there. I can't be in the basement be locked in a very beautiful room someplace in the White House and I wanna see all stuff in these and I want to see everybody and I also say the people all the time it's risky doing it risky Chris. You're right. You don't WanNa. See you want to be a leader. A leader in a center SAM, and if you're not wearing masks when your administration, the same best practice right now is where mask? No, it's not foolproof which many. Many people are getting this disease sentiments, play China, and it shouldn't have been allowed to happen but many people are getting this and I mean nobody's been blamed. Everybody's working hard to get this thing out of our country get out of the world looking what's going on. Europe massive spikes. Job Now, you take a look today at the UK. You take a look at Spain and France and Italy this tremendous. Than Spain. Here's it will tell you exactly the opposite he'd show. As of two, thousand, five, hundred percents I knew you'd be doing this. I, know you very well you up in two, thousand, five, hundred percent. To use the seven, hundred, twenty percent and the United States is down twenty one percent we have our deaths per capita is among the highest. Tally, we're a winner, the excess mortality, and what we've done is an amazing and we have done an amazing job and. Rounding the corner and we have vaccines coming and we have the therapy storming. So she interrupts him. Constantly By the way. New Study has just come out said over seventy percent of the people who were hospitalized with. Cove. Said, they wore their mask constantly these were not masked rebels. People that are wearing the masks are still getting Kovin, what does that tell you? Maybe the mask doesn't work. More and more studies suggesting that the mass causes more problems than helps but where are that mask? There's an episode and Seinfeld. Where Kramer. is going for the AIDS Walk and say walk for awareness of AIDS. And they give you a red ribbon to put on your lapel when you do it. So. As he's checking in here's here's your red ribbon put your red ribbon on where your mask and he says, I. Don't need a red ribbon and she said you have to wear a red. Ribbon. And then he says, no, the fact that you WanNa make me wear a ribbon is why I'm not. It doesn't matter if it's the AIDS ribbon, the mask that that's what this is all about. Okay Thank. Nova. You don't WanNa wear AIDS ribbon. nope. You have to rene driven a half to yes see that's why I don't want to. Miss the ribbon you must wear the ribbon which you are. You're a ribbon bully. On. Ribbon. You. Don't wear the ribbon. Aren't you against AIDS? Can stay. When I'm walking on. The Ribbon? You think you are what? The ribbon on a Cedric Bob this guy won't wear ribbon. Who? What does the weather? Whole skit. We're seeing right now you have to do it. You have to do it. We're all doing it. Everybody's doing. You have to do it. Why aren't you doing it? You're killing us all you're killing us. My Grandmother. Eight. States away just died and you killed her actually no, no, no no no no has to do with that. Savannah. Guthrie Interrupting Him. We've got montage will play coming up in the next segment. Interrupting Him. Repeatedly. That wasn't a town hall. The town halls and opportunity for the public. To ask the president. Questions, and to give him an opportunity to answer. But she went in there just like Chris Wallace you realize these people sit around in their circles, their sewing circles talking about how awful he is and they cannot understand how he got elected. Because, nobody they know voted for him. They live in an echo chamber. Where where they just repeatedly reinforced their own values in you heathens out there keep voting for him and they can't stand it and if they have their way, I'm GonNa ask him a question I don't make. Not Word a mask. During the debate are during the town hall or. Joe. Biden made a statement. And it's one of those statements that so naive. That I hear people make that it's very important. You know the truth. Joe Biden made the statement. that. If you're being. I if an officer is having a problem with someone. Yeah, they should be able to defend themselves but. But But shoot him in the leg. Listen to this we can do this can van show calls you can. But beyond that, you have to teach people how to deescalate circumstances deescalate. So instead of anybody coming at you and I do shoot to kill it shoot. There's ways you have to do more background checks in terms of whether not the person coming in past a certain psychological tests in the last thing I'll say I'm sorry because it as really I think really really important is you have to be in a position where you're able to identify. identified. The things that have to change and one of the things that's the changes. So many cops get called in the circumstances where somebody is mentally off. Like what happened not long ago that guy with the knife. That's why we have to provide wind within police departments, psychologists, and social workers to go out with the cops on those calls. All right. Let me unpack that for a moment. That should horrify every officer out there. I often hear it said. By people who've never picked up a gun or dealt with a bad person. You know. Don't just you know shoot off their pinkie. Toe. If a bad guys coming at, you don't have to kill him. Just, because he has a gun or a knife and he's running that you. You could fire in the air and say stop in the name of love. Before you. Break my heart and many people will will they'll just stop and if they don't then when they get one inch away, just shoot and just graze them just a little bit where it hurts them and they go. Ouch. That hurts it's worse than a basting but not quite as bad as a snake and while they're stopped assessing the just barely area where you did that. then. Then that's when you run away. You. Remember that scene in Harlem. Nights. Where Eddie Murphy shoots big Mama in her in her pinky toe you remember that. Oh you hit people with garbage can. Now got to cut your. Razor way. I played put. Off. Now, you're going to shoot men PINKIE, toe. Not playing with you, I will blow that little black nod crusty. Raise. Away he was crazy to pull your gun on me. You the nine having this limping John Holum. Me Put the race away. We'll go ahead shoot he did. Shoot. Quickly, take your best shot. But it's not funny when it's real. Life. When the highest ranking official in the country is telling cops. Shoot in the leg. Day? What? I will defer to the person in your life who you trust and respect. Ask any law enforcement official. That you know. Hey. Bad guys coming at you with a knife. Does, it ever make sense to shoot him in the leg. That is like a four year olds suggestion. First of all a couple things. If, you've ever taken a concealed handgun class you know this One of the things that were most surprise you about guns and self defense trust me on this. The thing that would mo surprise you if you took a concealed handgun license class. Is How fast a person with a knife. Can stick you. You know we watch a lot of movies and things move slower. So he fires off a couple rounds. which you don't know and I can't remember the the number. Maybe it's twenty feet. It's a lot further than you think. But at a certain distance. The time it would take you to pull and fire if you're not the outlaw Josey Wales, what twenty one. Okay. Okay. WHOA WHOA WHOA. Okay. So now you're you're going to be the expert. please. Do not I wish I had. Ramon just in my ears, it's. Like you're the. This is a special day. But you're. Not. Wrong. At Say Twenty one feet. If you do not already have your gun drawn unless you're the outlaw Josey Wales, you're not pulling. They're gonNA stab you before you can. You can draw. Well. That alone is surprising. People have a lot of misconceptions about how much time you have in a tough situation. Win that's happening. Remember you didn't have thirty minutes to prepare. All right. He's GonNa come around the corner you released expect it. You just had lunch your wife just cuss you out and told you you better be there to pick up your ex-wife to to be there to pick up your kids fifteen minutes after you get off your shift and you're not even sure you can get out of there and now you're worried two kids going to be left waiting and for her to say that to you and your mad about an poem, he's on you. Right. And he's lying in wait in an ambush situation. If. You shoot for his appendages you limit. The space in which you can shoot him in by the way you're not accurate in this situation. The military and law enforcement will tell you that you fire center mass. That's the thickest part of his body that will do the most damage. That's basically the middle of your sternum. Because you're going to route around and mess up his guts if not killing. You're not in a situation where this isn't the nights that go knee and you're gonNA blow off one Orem and he's GonNa go nothing it didn't cost me nothing. No you're going to try to kill him because he's trying to kill you. And there's Joe Biden shoot their pinkie toe off. You know if a single cop in this country votes for Joe Biden that's the end of the Republic after everything this guy has done. It's that time I. Just lock and load. Michael Very show is on the air. Today of October sixty. Two weeks from today will be the last day of early voting. And then there will be election day I. Hate that term. Because Election Day. Sounds like today you're supposed to vote. My. Problem with that. It happens every year. It drives me crazy. Is that people will wait around until election day now if you vote early. You can voted any of the early voting locations in the county in which you reside. Any. So, you can go anywhere this oh there. I live in Harris County, there's an early voting location. I know it because there's a bunch of campaign signs out front a walk in a vote. On, election day there's only one place you can vote. And that's in Sue Smith's garage four streets over. So that day gets busy. And at about. Four o'clock in the afternoon five o'clock you go man I hadn't voted I can't believe I've waited too last minute. Let me go over to sue Smith Garage and boat where I voted every year for the last five elections. And you get there and there's nothing. Sue Smith has moved. Nobody's home. You start panicking. This is exactly what Michael Berry was talking about. I waited until the last minute. And they've moved my voting location. Now what do I? So you're calling people, you're frantic you're on your phone you're back you're looking at your computer, you're looking for your voting location. You can't find it. You need to know what precincts you live in you can't remember. Your frantically searching in the clock is ticking in, you're not going to be able to cast a vote. And the Liberals didn't silence you and they didn't cheat you. You just procrastinated until the last minute and made it as difficult as possible. So it's six fifteen by now. You can't figure out where to go vote but they've moved the location. So you call in Mackel they moved it. Trying to keep me from voting Michael No. No, I will not abide that. You had every chance to vote. You know what blows my mind. If this matter so much to people. How can you not have already voted? What ends up happening is an inability to prioritize and you see this for people in every aspect of their lives. For four years been all over facebook facebook. I'll be late I gotTA FINISH FACEBOOK Post. They wouldn't miss that facebook post that facebook posts got to be done. Put voting is the president. Trump is president or not based on that vote. So if you've sent one, thousand, seven, hundred, forty, seven. facebook posts about him over the last four years because he needs to be defended. And you've been to three trump rallies. and. You've got a sign out front and you wear a hat every day and you've got to bumper stickers on why wouldn't you vote? That's actually the only thing that matters. That's so one thing that matters. So do it. I don't know how else to say it. I'm begging I'm pleading I'm imploring. I'm demanding. Get our votes out and vote all the way down the ballot. See we got Lena Hidalgo. Commandante in Kim OGG because of straight ticket valley. This time. There isn't you're gonNA come down and you're going to see Kim. And you might say I don't know who marry Non Huffman is I can assure you. She'll be a much better district attorney than boss. That's really all you need to know. Larry Baytown you're up. Yes Sir is there any way? To really Get commandant. Hildalgo in boss Hogg on a on your show and I mean just. Go at it with. I know they've never agree to it, but is there is there any kind of way? Ration and put a mic in front of him. Oh Yeah. That Larry here's the. Any of these people can come on. In the of the time. And they know it, I've made that very clear. They don't. WanNa come on. They don't want to have to answer tough questions. It's there is there is no upside for them to answer tough questions and that's why they don't. People will tell me you had Wesley Hunt on why don't you have lizzy Cornell Fletcher on. because she won't come on boss won't come on. Silvester? Turner won't come they won't do it. They don't want to have to answer tough questions and they're never gonNA get tough questions. From a media that's either scared of him or in love with him. Just as simple. They're welcome to come on anytime people. Get too stupid entity as it stupid. Hey, how come you don't have Sheila jackson-lee you think Sheila jackson-lee. He's GonNa come on my show. You think I'm afraid to have her on. No I would love it. It'd be great radio she's not about to do it. It's not that stupid. Stupid. Stupid. She knows our limitations. She's scared to death of me. Trust me. Meghan Kema Europe. was calling to find out does anybody have the statistics on who watched ABC and how many were watching NBC last night or the town hall? You know I have not looked but I would. I think the question gets to something that those numbers won't answer. And let me explain. We get trump all day every day. Trump makes himself incredibly accessible. On twitter. In, interviews in sit downs in press conferences in rallies in speeches. Biden is incomplete Haydn. They've got him locked away in the basement and they don't want him out. So my suspicion. Is that it that that Biden may have actually had more viewers lesson I. Don't know this I. Don't have any reason. No this. This is just pure conjecture. But here's how I cipher for that out. A lot of trump supporters would have gone to watch Biden. To see how bad it would be in catch him stumbling. And they go back and forth between Biden and trump. You also have to realize that Biden was on for ninety minutes and trump for sixty. So. For thirty of that ninety minutes, there was only Biden. So if you were to measure samplers who cume the dial at some point during either of them You could have queued boat dials. You could could've seen all of trump. And then, seen Biden. But. You couldn't do the reverse so I'm not sure. How useful that number would be if you're trying to. Deduce, something from it but no I I don't know the answer to the I'm actually vaguely curious to know the answer to the question. The first debate was the most watched. The second most watched network television event in history. The most watched cable television event in history. Because people had heard so much about. Joe Biden in this campaign, but they hadn't seen JOE by. The way this is supposed to work is self respecting Democrats are supposed to say, Hey, if this guy won't go out and campaign and ask people for their votes, then we're not gonNA, vote for him because he's he's clearly demented. Georgia. Sweet From California Maine. Roots and. Of China. Sweater. Girls from. Just A. Better. Miss A. Bill to Queens. Cajun. Be Mobile Love Him See Heaven Kinsley. Kansas you Dan show won't get. then. I have been informed at a caller who told it was at Maxxie saw a caller informed us. That election day this year is going to be like early voting. So. You can vote at any location on quote unquote. Day, which is November third. But. Please don't wait until that day I was wrong. No longer have to go to the individual precinct that you live in, which is a mess. It's much easier to vote early so. Election Day will be the same but please don't wait until that moment because a lot of people will poke at procrastinate. So. There's the crush of voting on the first day of voting. Earlier this week but now that will have died down. So you can get in in most cases I'm hearing in less than thirty minutes and in many cases in less than fifteen. By the way, if you go to Michael, Berry showed dot com. And you order your Michael. Berry show cap or shirt. And you walk in with that in your wearing that take a picture of of you wearing your voted sticker when you leave. The election judges cannot prohibit you from wearing that any more than they can prohibit you from wearing a coca cola shirt or Pepsi. Or. Ocean Pacific. Or? Lacoste or Z. Cava Ritchie or marite Francois's your bow or members only or cross colors or kangaroos. Or Puma. HUSKIES huskies. One What was the one? What was the cheap jeans Cadogan. Raw Raw, raw. What were they raw rough? What were those call? Yeah yeah they were called. Man. My Dad worked overtime. So I didn't have to wear them tough skins. Man Let me taste on if a kid have tough if a kid had tough skins on. Let. Me Tell You do not Jack with that kid. 'cause he might be insecure. But. Eventually, you're going to push him too far. He will murder you and let me tell you why he will Murray Kazak kid goes home. To a trailer. that. Has Never moved that has no skirt around edge of it is just tied down. You see the cables time it down. And, his dad is dwayne Lynn Duane or dwayne Wayne. This is first and middle name. That kid has had his ass tore up and I mean tore up. In a way, you've never heard love and would never think of K.. And dwayne his Daddy. Sits out on a front porch that was built off the front of the trailer or could be a back porch depending. But most likely the front porch. Screened in, but the screen has pushed in. So it's not keeping ski it's not serving any function. And it's got. Door to it. And it's uneven because it's just sitting on some blocks. Did they just built it up on some blocks in and have a lot of time to screw around? And that kid rock there. His Dad. Toll, his mom or whatever woman that he's living with now go get that voice from jeans. And His dad looked him dead neon. And said. You tear hold him jeans. I'm holding your ass you hear me. Yes. Sir Daddy. You hear me yes sir duty. So. Do not screw with that kid. Wearing those tough skins because he's got a lot bigger problems than you and and he is not a, he's not going to be ashamed of them jeans. You might think he should be ashamed of jeans but his daddy told him, you get one pair of jeans and if you go tearing a hole in them, that's your ass and he is very conscious of that fact. That kid. That is the kid in every school. That is the kid that they pick on and pick on and pick on and pick on until he's had enough and he lays somebody clean out because what you don't know is that before you get to school that kid had to get up and milk the cows, we had a kid in our scorned him. Josh Michelle. And I look back now because we used to make jokes but Josh would fall asleep by noon in class. He'd just be sitting there teacher be Talkin. He'd fall off. And the reason was Josh had to get up and milk the cows at four o'clock in the morning. When the rest of us were still sleeping Josh had to get up and do all the chores on the farm, a working farm not not a fancy rich white people. We got a farm farm I mean a work inform in by the time he got to school he's like the US army but then so he's the farmer John of the US, Army Josh did more before eight am than the rest of us did all day. Do not mess with Josh Youtube views for the trump townhall six point seven million. For the Biden townhall three point one million. Brian. On what you got? Your Black Man. This that Brian Man. Why didn't you call on the black lines? Laura I'm always. See what I don't like about you Brian you always kind of lurking around here moving going into wrong doors, pop it up at the wrong time. And I haven't talked to you in a while I have had been listening to your show in a while. I've been just trying to big magnum got pressure wash your business trying to make it work and let Customhouse House right now, getting ready to do the driveway. What kind of what kind of pressure Washer. MR PLANES OFF WHY SERVICES Zen. I watch houses. That's the name of your company. What kind of Pete what piece of equipment do you have? Herschel. Watches certain I mean surface cleaners. High pressure washing and stuff like that. Who'd you buy it from? well, it's name was. I think it was called. Powell watch magic. Some power-wash was that off to ninety. Now no no, I got A. got. Psi No no notice. Here's sixty islands of minutes. Tells me that that thing cost? Eighteen hundred dollars. Trailer. No I didn't get the trailer. No. Driving the truck anymore. No kinda like that either bit man I'm. Trying try to make this work a little bit Brian. Let me ask you a question. Can you fire it up so we can hear that tiger roar. Or is it just a hose that you hold you come over the opening? tetris. By now hey. Get. Copper one of those copper looking deals, it gets narrower toward the end and you it real tight and you get a real is this a real pressure Washer Brian? And Thank Eighteen hundred dollars it's very powerful job. Who'd you buy it from? You didn't get it from a pawn shop. Did You All not quit I. spent almost four thousand dollars. And what makes you think you can do this? Man I just. WanNa get out and try to make something happen. I was the one that they to see downtown. Yeah. I. Remember. Yeah so I'm just trying to make things happen. You know you making any money doing this note. GonNa. Let. You. Know you just gotTa get out there and just go do it. You know. Sometimes you just got to burn a bridge and. At least have a rope tied to it. So he can. Go with. All right. Well, let's give out your phone number is eight three to number a good number for you. Eight, three, two, five, eight, eighty, five, eighty, three. If. You say, fast enough the Nobel here it. Eight, three, two, five, eight, eight, eighty, five, eighty, three. What does it call mister clean. How'd you come up with? Mr Clean Software Services we keep you investments clean only if you're trying to sell a house. Eight three to five, eighty, five, eighty. Band show. Way. She is. Gone. Doc. have. Vote. Joke on by the way. Dianne, Feinstein the ranking Democrat eighty seven years old on the Senate Judiciary Committee. said that this was the most productive judicial hearing she'd ever sat through. She credited the chairman Lindsey Graham and she thanked him for his leadership. When the committee meeting was over he walked over to her. And he and she embraced. The left has lost their mind you don't talk to them. Them not are people you don't talk to them. They are feary, ass- at her, how dare you? Hug a Republican and give him a compliment. Unbelievable. So our friend James Parker in New Orleans sends alone. A new set of rulings in New Orleans. There was talk of the saints moving their game from the superdome. To Baton Rouge and Tiger Stadium. Because New Orleans give them so much trouble. So here is phase three point two. She's as bad as the Coleman. Dante she just less able to conjugate verbs. So here are the things. Here are the rulings from La Toya Cantrell the mayor. Indoor live entertainment. allowed. Would they special event? You see you always need the government's approval that way they can prevent Republicans and allow Democrats. No singing karaoke or wind blown instruments. Yes because if you're singing, you're just spewing germs okay. Bars and breweries. Twenty four I'm sorry twenty five percent outdoor capacity with a cap of fifty. Breweries with L. D., H. Food Permit allowed twenty, five percent indoor capacity and one hundred percent outdoor capacity with a cap of fifty because remember the rule this is also the rule in Texas. The virus only spreads. Side bars if there's no food. If there's food inside the Bar Novartis. Houses of worship movies and conferences fifty percent capacity with the CAP. Of Five. Hundred. Now, you might have room. For Ten thousand people but you can still only have five hundred because that five, hundred, one, the virus starts spreading. Outdoor stadiums and large arenas twenty-five percent capacity with the kappa five hundred. And concert halls fifty percent capacity with the cap of two fifty. No singing Karaoke. Or wind blown instruments. I'm not shocked that Dante Hidalgo and Latoya cantrell would try to impose stupid rules. I'm shocked that we've tolerated. Harry. In. Nashville go ahead. Hello Michael you're a big part of my life since I retired listened to your show every morning, and until recently I was listening to it every night at eight o'clock. The last two nights I've tried to him since you told me how to use my phone to use IHEART. You're not fair eight o'clock at night we tried to find out. When you're going to be programmed what's been changed I can't figure it out. So I figured I call you. Know anything about it. We're still on a Nashville what what did they? What is playing in our status a sporting event? Dave Ramsey sit there I used to catch you every night at eight o'clock central standard time. My girlfriend's genius with computers is she can't figure out Wednesday moved you 'cause they haven't updated their website at WWL AC fifteen ten. But So I'm very troubled because I listen to you for two hours to get even newswatch very based on the dismayed I love it but We're still on. We're still on there they they may have had a a programming glitch. They could have had a special something played, but I know for a fact we're still on. You know that's why we've tried to teach people to go to the IHEART APP because we are. At the whim of the programming vagaries and it's not that people are necessarily bad. It's that this is a business and Look Joe Montana got traded out of San Francisco OJ got traded out of Buffalo. It you can. You can. It can happen. Right. It can happen Akeem had to spend his last year in Canada. That was I just prefer not to think about it, but it does happen I mean Earl Campbell had to go play for the saints. Those last couple of years they fired bum who fires bum but Adams Jackass. But anyway. I know we're still on the website at eight o'clock, but I know we're salon. there. So that's why I've tried to teach people to listen to the APP because if you listen to the APP, you can listen to the podcast in the PODCAST is put up shortly after the show is over, and that's why we have grown our audience in the podcast category and pulled some of those away from the radio. But because look if I walk out the door tomorrow whether they fire me, you're just leave. If. We're on podcast I can take our audience with us. We we don't ever have to skip a beat. But if you're beholden to a radio station in the markets where you play, you know they just gave us our report on podcasts. Two of our biggest seven markets are markets where we're not even on the radio. Denver and Seattle. Washington. But we also got news. We're adding four new stations by the end of next month. I can't tell you yet who it is because the province was. So. That's goodness. Science or history. have chemical flashback to jog my memory my junior year. Sweetness area. Ever player Dr, Pepper Cayenne. Degrees received. Your home and rang our doorbell lifter land the yard. Draft. Yeah. Whiskey Max Nakas General. Rodrigue. The answers, Christie player. Ever clear. Frank you're on the Michael but. Yes. Go ahead man. I was listening to your program little earlier. And I wasn't going to vote until voting day but I took your advice and voted it really and Went down and I tell you what it was no line I went in. Gave my ID. In out no waiting whatsoever none. Where'd you vote but? Voted at the the Moody Methodist. It's down here on Galveston right behind the colder. The Kroger's on the SEAWALL. So is right behind that. That's correct. All right that would be at don't tell me that would be an about forty. This now. where? If I. Yeah I think it's fifty i. Okay what what's the one when you come over the seawall sixty that takes you all the way down sixty I. Okay. I know it's just I. Know is just to the left and I was just east. What do you do down there? I and carpenter at. A really. Yeah. So you're an on staff carpenter at the at the resort. Yes sir. Interesting. I do all the carpentry work for the The entire property. The aquarium the rainforest you know whatever? What's fun? I love it. How long you been doing that? What Carpentry? There at Moody Gardens about, five years. And before that. Before that, I'm actually from Hawaii from the Big Island I used to build a house out there. And what brought you to Galveston. Two thousand eight comedy just dumped and everybody stopped building and I had friends out here right after Ike and they said come on out, you know so I did and got. Married and here I know. Did you marry a Texan girl. I never. Born on Galveston. In are you are you a Japanese Hawaiian or white boy? I'm Holly Your Alley. Okay, I didn't know the word Howley. Until I had marcus the trail in years ago and Chad. Nakanishi. Came in and handed out some papers. And Marcus said are you Chad Nakanishi and he said, yeah, because Marcus listen to the show and he said you're from Hawaii Chet said. Yeah And he said you know I served in. Hawaii in the Navy we didn't know that Oh interesting and he said, yeah, just he's a highly for awhile. White Boys. For White Boys Yeah from what I understand is When we first Halley I think this is correct Howley means. Like we were so white they thought we were dead I guess how he is like the worked for death or dead. I don't some of you heard this story before, but my niece Rucci who's now lawyer at a farm here in in Houston. But when she was a little bitty baby, my wife and I have been together for thirty one years and Rucci was born nine eleven ninety. So she just turned thirty. So It was about three years into our relationship. And we go to India. And my wife's sister with whom she's very close. Hands her new baby to me. To Hold. And I got a whole this baby and. So. excited. And she looks up now mind you I'm the first white person she's ever seen. And she says Michael Uncle Sunday Tae Michael White and then she says She just starts screaming ghost in Hindi. And she starts screaming ghost. She's horrified because I must be a ghost because I'm not brown like everyone else there. There you go. See don't realize how hard it is being white in this world. They really don't. They really don't gun in. Denver harbor the head. Yes sir. Listen on this thing about going in voting real short. I opt to use my military ID my retirement military ID. And over here, where I go, they have such a a brand of a lack of brainstorm to trying to get me to to to vote to give me clearance. And they right away want my driver's license. My driver's license has too much information that I don't WANNA share. So. They're not. They're not brought up to speed as a using a ultimate ID. So people have alternate ideas that opt to use alternate ID's over here where I go vote at the Ripley House they're they're they're they're not up to speed on that. All you have to do is simply tell them. There are seven forms of ID. And here's what it is and let me let me tell you this because I watched this happen. please. Do not get. Into the mindset that you're going to go into the voting booth. And Yell at the people working there. The people working at almost every voting booth are not on the Joe Biden payroll. They're not be lm they're not. ANTIFA. They're not the person you should take out your anger on. They're not. please. Don't go in there intern everyone off. To trump voters by yelling at the person behind the counter that they don't know what they're doing. Most of those people. Are Retirees these are the docent at the museum or the symphony. They're just little old ladies and little old men and they're holding onto the rules because they don't know what to do. They're scared. They don't have fifty years experienced this all day every day. In everybody's coming in pissed off at him pissed off. please. Don't do that. please. Because that's not who they are. If they won't let you vote be polite and get someone else over don't lose your cool. You don't win us any any friends when you do that final thing. Please folks we're almost down to the very end of the voting. It'll be here before you know it this weekend while it's early voting if you're in Texas and wherever you are finding if you're not in Texas. Take somebody you know you can't drive. That's shut in that may be won't go what we've got to get every vote to the polls because the Democrats are gonNA do that plus they're going to cheat spend this weekend just take an hour and take one extra person with you to go vote.
George Floyds brother to Congress: I am here to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain
"And Good Evening Today on day. That's heartbreaking, congressional testimony from the brother of George Floyd, the president of the United States staked out a position on race. In this country, the falls short of what protesters are demanding short of a lawmakers. Branches of the military are now contemplating short of where the National Football League went a remarkable about-face last week and we're. NASCAR went late today, quoting from their statement, the presence of the confederate flag NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive. Inclusive environment for all fans are competitors and our industry. The display of the confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events properties the president, as you know claims to be a BIG NASCAR fan. Today he tweeted his opposition to renaming military bases named after men who fought under that very same flak, quoting now the United States of America trained and deployed our heroes on these hallowed grounds, and won two world wars. Therefore, my administration will not even consider the renaming of these magnificent and fabled military institutions. Now just as an observation on the president's own point, the basis are indeed hallowed as he says, but they're hallowed for the troops of all backgrounds. They trained not the men that they are named after who took up arms against this country, and the president may not know this, but those troops who fought and died in those two world wars, many of them were black, but they were not treated equally by the US military. At the time you military was not desegregate until nineteen forty eight, and that only happened at that time after campaign, a pressure by black Americans black. Americans fought and died in both world wars. Wars for country, which at the time did not treat them as equal citizens under the law and made them train at basis named after confederate generals, it is military commanders today, who are now talking about replacing those confederate names out of respect for the troops they now train. The president has also opposed taking down statues of confederate war figures, and even some Republicans in the House and Senate today spoke of working with Democrats to craft police reform legislation. Members of the administration were out there. Denying a problem exists at all. Here's his top economic advisor. Larry cudlow when asked if he thought systematic racism exists in this country. I. Own. I, do not. African American yeah. I would say it again. I do not I think. The harm comes. When you have. Some very bad apples. On the law enforcement side. What was done to Mr Floyd rose. Abysmal. I believe everyone in this country agrees with. We'll keep it a monitor, so the president has George flights killing. He's also re tweeted. ATTACKS ON MR fluids character in slandered people protesting his killing, and had peaceful protesters assaulted outside the White House for a photo op at a church as for outreach to the African American community held the so-called listening session today the White House with a group of African Americans. He described his his friends and supporters and members of his administration, and he listened as one by one sort of dear leader style. They praised him for the job. He's doing with regard to the black community. I am delighted Mr President that. You have made it. A priority to solve this problem, thank you. Mr President for allowing us to come I met President trump. When he was a business. May I think he's a natural leader? We done your leadership is start to break down that system and fight back the nothing short of historical. If you WANNA a truth if you want us to dissect the Obama economy, let's do it at I think Mr President. Your record would win the debate. Really there are many people that are on these online boards. Do Support President trump. We appreciate everything you've done this. I know you can do it. I Will Note. We'll do it. So. That's one sound bite for the day and so this George Floyd's brother felonies before the House Judiciary Committee just a day after the funeral. Man Who took his life who suffocated him for eight minutes and forty six seconds. He's still called them serve as he begged for his life. I can't tell you the kind the pain. You feel when you watch something like that. When you watch big brother, who you looked up to your whole entire life di Di begging for his mom. I'm tired I'm tired, of pain. Paying you feel when you watch something like that when you watch big brother. Who'd you look up to for your whole life? Da Da begging for his mom. I'm here to acts you to make it stop. Stop the pain, stop us being tired. Joining us now is member of the. Judiciary Committee Democratic Congresswoman. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas Carson jackson-lee. Thank you so much for being with us. Some some Republicans agree with Democrats that. earpiece back in. Thank you Anderson I was taken off. My Man's thank you no worries. I'm all for Social distancing is. Clear, masjid, I took mine off. Some Republicans agree with. Democrats that the policing United States needs to be reformed yet. Prison trump obviously is silent on this issue focusing San what he calls, law and order seems to me. The protesters are also calling for law and order. They just want equal protection under the law. That's what true law and order is about. I'm wondering what you make of what the president has said, and hasn't said so far. Thank. You Anderson for having me, you know. This is in the backdrop of the funeral home going service. Monumental home going service in his hometown yesterday, and when I spoke to the family and talked him out. The, goodness has come out of wickedness. The weight of the world is on the Floyd family, and it certainly is on His younger brother, who spoke his truth today and his pain I. Don't know how anyone can listen to PJ as we call him Mr, Floyd. And his wife, who was there with him today, as well and and Ben crump Lewis had a lot of like this could even listen for just a moment, and even beyond listening. Looking at the video that pierces one soul and say that we can't work together. To do a reformation change that really moves policing in America away from the warrior attitude, and the burden than African American men face many unarmed. In Confrontation and interaction with police officers to the idea of Guardian, that is what this legislation stands for, and it baffles me that the president of the United States and his staff can take a deep dive into this legislation and realize that America just cannot continue on the pathway that it is, and that is that African American men African American people. Girls or women included suffered the brunt in many instances of misconduct. Bad cops on the streets of this community in this nation. Larry cudlow the White House Economic Advisor. Today said that he doesn't believe there is systematic racism in the United States now I you know, he may actually believe that I. Don't know if he does, but it just seems. If there are large percentages of the population, saying there is a real problem here, and just because you yourself who may not be part of that group has not experienced it for yourself I would think it just seems like a respectful thing to do to not. Talk so much, and maybe to listen more to those who are crying out and saying you know what this does exist, and to listen to their experiences, and say you know what maybe just because I haven't experienced it myself. It doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Truth is truth and what the president needs to do Anderson is exactly what you have said, but he's gotTa. Broaden his spirit of those who he's willing to listen to certainly be on the table that. was there today. It is clear. We had some excellent witnesses today. I can't call all their names, but I do want to mention the president of the. National Urban League Marc morial former mayor, but also he gave historical record of lynching in America during the history of slavery four. Thousand four thousand. African Americans black slaves. Were Lynch and then continuing on into Jim Crow Ism that is a stain of racism that has never been eliminated and unfortunately other eighteen thousand police departments in the United States. This legislation talks about accreditation accreditation. You have to pierce into this bias. It's this discrimination and law, enforcement officers. The head of the major chiefs from Houston Vado acknowledged that black people people of color have experienced this discrimination and everyone now understands black lives matter, and it does not insult anyone else. Lack lives do matter, and the president has to in order to be an effective leader and healer. And to be able to look at legislation that can be both the front and back end. Yes, he's got to expand the voices he listens to I would point him to the peaceful protesters, the young Black Hispanic Latin ICKES. Asian, Americans and Americans who are in the streets peacefully. Why don't listen to those voices because he will find many stories? that. May Not have resulted obviously in depth. He will find the pain there and I just want to say one thing. That I'm a mother. And I said that yesterday. The even as I'm talking to you, Anderson I I have like a sense of pain because I can see the video right now of George Floyd, imagine his family, laying on that ground and crying out I can't breathe, but I can also here law abiding citizens who just for reaching out to the police, asking and begging them to stop. They didn't charge the police. They were begging him to stop and a seventeen year. Old Girl is the one that got this video. That is going to be with us for the rest of our lives. Congressman Sheila jackson-lee I appreciate your time. Thank you, thank you for having me want to get perspective from chief political analyst Gloria Borger glory I mean it seems it should seem clear to anyone with eyes and a conscience. At this point, the president sees no need and certainly no real political benefit or any political benefit to address in any serious way, racial and systematic inequalities that exist. In this country. I think there's no interest in doing it on his part and I also think there's no ability to do it on his part. Just think about what happened today. Anderson. YOU HAVE NASCAR banning confederate flags if the president had an interest. In racial healing, he might tweet. This is a great idea. Thank you, Nascar. He knows a lot of his voters are NASCAR fans. He says he's a big. Nascar Fan why not applaud them? That's really easy for doing the right thing. Why not applaud your Secretary of Defense in your secretary of the army for saying they would at least entertain a discussion of of changing the names of those military bases, but instead what he do, he shut it down, so this is a president who can't really acknowledge the legitimate protesters and most all of them are I have to say. And the protesters out there calling for racial justice, he, he can't talk about them because what he wants to talk about Anderson is law and order, and that gets in the way of the message, which says to the protesters I hear you. I understand you I. WanNa help fix this in that country. He just cannot give that speech. We'll also the names of these bases. This is. They were named at a time when black people were not serving equally are allowed to serve equally even though but people were. Volunteering to to fight for this country very country, which was treating them as second class citizens or third-class citizens. That's right, and this is a president. You know who talks about heritage a lot, you know he tweeted. You know these names, these basis or a great part of our of our heritage, and I remember that after Charlottesville, and I looked at up today that he actually used the same word and tweeted it and said that. You know complained about the media and said that we were trying to hurt American heritage, and so in his own mind, that is what it is, and by the way he's talking to military people and about military bases, and he is somebody who did not serve who who claimed to have bone Spurs, which is we know Michael Cohen, said he never had, and yet he is saying to his secretary of Defense I. Don't want you to have that discussion with people who currently serve in the military. Well also with you know if. People are speaking out against racism and the responses. You're criticizing America. You're. I mean that's the response of somebody who is linking racism with America so I mean he's. He's sort of arguing their point for them. by making that that linkage in the in the way, he responds boy. Appreciate you being with us. Thank you Gloria. Borger, coming up next what the white press secretary had to say, when confronted with the fact that her boss spread a baseless conspiracy theory about a man who will be in the. The hospital for weeks from what police did to him and what it says about her bosses approached and her approach. Frankly to the truth, we're keeping them honest and later breaking news a grim prognosis on how many more Americans may soon die from the virus as cases spike in states nationwide, the number, another one hundred thousand people in this country may die according to authorities, it's stunning, and it comes from one of the leading experts in the field. We expect a lot from our homes. They're more than a place to hang your hat. Your home is where you try your handed gardening and new recipes, rest and recharge work and play, and that's why at homeadvisor or committed to keeping your home up and running. 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It seems whenever a better or more accurate phrase might be I, said the wrong thing, or I was mistaken or rarely heard phrase from politicians I'm sorry those. Those phrases we try to say to people we respect and care about in our lives. It's what we expect of others. Especially those that we look up to well today, the spokeswoman for the President United States demonstrated that the president cannot do just that she signaled his lack of carrying his lack of respect for the people he was elected to lead and for the truth. Now yesterday the president said something hurtful and factually unfounded and just plain wrong about an elderly man push an injured by police in hospitalize, which more he said at the worst moment imaginable, just as good people on all sides of the political spectrum, all over the country are grappling with so much and trying to do the right thing about it. The President promoted a conspiracy theory about the moment that we've probably all seen by now. Bear showing again, if only to underscore that outside the rantings of few fringe groups and individuals. There's not a lot of dispute about what you see in this video. Hearing sound. The video of course is a buffalo police shoving Morton. Good Gavino to the pavement during black lives matter protests week later. He's still hospitalized now with brain. Trauma could be for another two weeks now. He's only five years old. He's a longtime left. Leaning Catholic social activists to police officers have been charged with felony assault, and what they did generated widespread condemnation across the political spectrum. Those are facts now here's the conspiracy theory which the president tweeted out to nearly eighty one million followers quote. Buffalo protesters showed by police could be Antiga provocateur seventy-five-year-old morning. Agena was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications order to black out the equipment at O. A. N. N. I watched. He fell harder than was push was aiming scanner could be a setup as we mentioned last night. Now this whole notion the president is tweeting about came from a Russian born alleged reporter on a fledgling rightwing network who also has written for the Kremlin propaganda outlet? Sputnik I. Mean You can't make this up. He's making this up. But he works. He worked for Sputnik. His source for this nonsensical theory was an item on a conspiracy theory website by poster who goes only by the name of Sundance. Good Source White House press secretary. Kelly mcenaney was asked about it right out of the gate at today's press conference listen. Regret tweeting out a baseless conspiracy theory about seventy five year old protester on the morning. Fluids Bureau. The president was asking questions about an interaction and a video clip he saw in. The president. Has the right to ask those questions? tweeting out, this protester was the salted. The president does not regret standing up for law enforcement men and women across this country, and let me say this and just give you a little bit about the mindset behind the president's tweet. We're living in a moment that is, it seems to be reflexively anti police officer and unacceptable to the president and this tweet that he sent out in no way condoning violence. He was not passing judgment on. On these two officers in particular, but what he was saying is this. When we see a brief snippet of a video, it's incumbent upon reporters, and those who are surveying the situation to ask questions rather talk. President has facts before he tweets. Thing is the president of the United States. The president did have facts before he tweeted out that under girded his classroom since Jersey theory is not baseless conspiracy. Actually it is webster's dictionary defines it as a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as a result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators. Well, the president said Mr Gavino was a member of the group ANTIFA. which the President has without evidence portrayed as the driving force behind all these protests. It's not, nor is there any evidence that seventy five year? Old Man is a member of that group. He said he was a provocateur and there's no evidence he was. He suggested he was using some super secret device in his phone to locate police by their radios. First of all his friend last night told us this man who's seventy five could barely turn on his own phone and second. Why would somebody need a tracking device to locate police? Who are all around him? It's pretty clear where they are. The president also accused Mister Gavino faking his fall. One of the things that the president said his was that The gentleman fell harder than he was pushed. How how does that work in terms of physics? The president race several questions based on a report. He saw his a right to ask those questions. And where he stands squarely with law enforcement, he was making no judgments, not condoning violence, not saying what happened in this case with these two officers was right or wrong, but he's standing back and saying we need to ask questions before we destroy lives and convict people in the Court of public opinion. Okay I mean that is, so it's doublespeak. It's our willion. Asking questions, he was just asking questions, but before we defame somebody, and and convict them the Court of public opinion. We need to find out facts. He sent out a tweet De faming this man, convicting him in the Court of public opinion to eighty one million of his followers. This is a seventy five year old guy who's been protesting for a lot of his life of a whole range issues. and. That would killing Macintosh said there I mean there you have it. The president she says wasn't pushing. A conspiracy theory wasn't speaking without the facts wasn't slandering man who's literally bleeding from the ears after falling, but last night said he does not even bear ill-will toward the officers who pushed him? That's what Mr Gino said doesn't bear ill-will toward the officers who pushed him for which he is now in the. The hospital got out of the ICU thankfully, but he's still in the hospital. I know the president. He was only asking. Only ask questions just asking calling us to do the same all right. Here's a question. What kind of person is so impulse driven so lacking in empathy that he attacks an elderly man in a hospital bed. who was simply protesting peacefully? What kind of person does that? I'm just asking. Here's another one. What kind of person is too vain and cowardly to ever admit a mistake? Just asking what kind of person hires someone, who promises never to lie to us is Kelly McIntyre did on her first day on the job and then breaks that promise repeatedly just asking. And what kind of person is so in need of making a name for themselves in the public arena that they portray the convictions? They once expressed Oakland on television when they called Donald. Trump statement on Mexican immigrants racist, but now lie about why they said that in order to keep their job is the president's apologist and lie teller. I'm just asking. Up next new sobering projection on the number of us, deaths from corona virus, the breaking news ahead on three sixty. There's breaking news in the coronavirus. The director of the Harvard Global Health. Institute projects another one hundred thousand deaths from Kobe. Timber that would mean between eight hundred two thousand Americans are going to die every single day until September right now. The US death toll stands at nearly one hundred, thirteen, thousand with nearly two million cases reported, and that news from Harvard is just one of several important pieces. The picture today we have more on all now from Erica Hill. Still new data about Corona vibrance related hospitalizations. Up. In at least a dozen states since Memorial Day weekend, it was our highest day yet of hospitalizations I continue to be concerned in Arizona seventy nine percent of the state's ICU beds are currently in use the director of health services, asking hospitals to activate their emergency plans and reduce or suspend elective surgeries. The overall trends alarming health officials were concerns me is do we have the systems in place to ensure that a case in a community doesn't lead to a cluster definitely outbreak, doesn't he lead to a healthcare system? Once again getting getting overwhelmed across the country, nineteen states, reporting a rise in new cases over the past week, including Florida Georgia and South Carolina among the first to reopen much. Much of the northeast seeing a decline, it has to be done right, and we have to stay disciplined, and the evidence is all around us. What happens if we're not new CNN polling shows? Americans are split when it comes to returning to their regular routines, and whether the worst is behind us. Women are more likely than men to exercise caution just thirty eight percent say they're ready to resume those routines and yet the country moves forward I've missed it I mean the reason I. Live here. Miami's beaches reopened this morning. Students in Vermont and Rhode. Island will be back in the classroom. This fall NASCAR FANS can watch. The action in person with mask sent distanced this weekend in homestead Florida. The US government says it will fund and study three experimental vaccines this summer including one from Johnson and Johnson said to begin human trials next month. And Erica Hill joins us. Now was Angeles County's continue to to loosen restrictions. What does that look like so far? Young back they announced a lot of restrictions will be loosened as of Friday Anderson. We're talking about gyms and fitness facilities, campgrounds, RV parks tells and lodging daycare, and they also dig camps rather and the other thing that will really I think a lot of people talking music, film and TV production can also resume on Friday, so they're going to put out further guidelines tomorrow, distancing requirements, obviously they want people to continue choose face coverings into practice, social distancing, but the offer more specific industry guidelines coming tomorrow, but that is a big move forward for Los Angeles County. Hill Erica. Thanks so much appreciate it. Joining me now is Dr Lena Win Emergency Room. Physician Former Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. William de another one hundred thousand deaths in this country by September according to this Harvard projection I mean it's a staggering number is states are continuing to to reopen a? A wake-up call or what it is because it seems like there is now this kind of collective decision just to. Move. Just to get on with reopen. This is the problem Anderson because these numbers are actually not surprising. That's the number of two thousand is what we get at the current rate of deaths that we're at now i. mean obviously this is devastating, though, because unlike before unlike months ago, when maybe we didn't know how to prevent infections. We actually know exactly what it takes. We know that we need this national strategy. We know we testing which we keep talking about, but it's. It's not nearly at the level that we need in order to reopen safely to continue reopening. We know that we need clear direct messaging that's led by public health experts, following the science and I think that there has just been this complacency that set in, and that's the devastating part that we know how to prevent the next hundred thousand deaths, but we're not doing that, I mean. Do you feel mixed signals on just where we at? The White House. The White House Task Force. Seems to basically have. Disappeared, they aren't meeting internally everyday any longer. They're not speaking publicly as a group, seems like clearly. The White House wants to distance itself as much as possible from talk of the corona virus. I agree with you that that's what seems to be happening, but this virus is not going away and I think this is the important message for everyone to hear for hospital leaders. They should be preparing for the next surgeon now so that we don't run into the problem of not having enough masks and personal protective equipment I mean. It was a national disgrace that we run out last time. What's going to be excused? This time and makers should be doing everything to increase that testing tracing isolation again. The public health infrastructure that we know. Know. We need and I think the message for the American people is. Don't take unnecessary risks that we know that there's going to be more transmission of the virus, just as people are up and about, and in fact, this is a time that we should be on our guard, even more in the before we should be doubling down and doing even more social distancing as much as we can wear masks washing our hands, because we have to take actions into our own hands if we're not going to see the federal government leading the way. Startling win. Appreciate it. Thanks very much just ahead. A comedian from the writing staff late night with Seth. Meyers joins US amber Ruffin is her name. She's been using your platform on the show to share with the nation, the painful often dangerous encounter. She's had with police as a black woman would. Prefer American stories about police abuse are all too common, however is our next guest has recently said they don't often share these stories. Because in her words, there's this unspoken rule that black people are supposed to take it in stride amber. Ruffin is a comedian writer on the late night with a on late night with Seth Meyers last week she would open the show with stories of her own encounters with police. For instance this one about the. She had arrived in Chicago from. Amsterdam moves in the car with a friend Jeff who's white they parked. She exited the car to grab another friend for dinner. Just skipping down an alleyway. Here's what she said. Little at I know skipping down. A police station aliens a big no-no designed up skipping towards a COP car. That's driving at me down at. The sirens go up. A COP gets out. His gun is drawn to those. WHO. Would you handle? This manage Uri's. I apply. Many his partner Pat me down. Now, this man is limit. It makes no sense. His anger level towards new is insane I'm a young, a durable delight little. Down, the street and I've infuriating so. Cj Up and. Thank God Jeff didn't come running up to us because he could have gone Moshe. But the COP Caesar a white man as seen all this. And, he changes his attitude with the witness. He suddenly professional instead of antagonistic man could have shot me in a set. We will know me. We'll be running around tired about attacking. An officer doesn't seem like something ever would do, but the officer said she didn't so. That has to be what happened. Joining me now is amber ruffin amber. Thanks so much for for being with us. One of the things you mentioned in your stories is that every black person has stories like this that your stories aren't the exception in any way and I completely believe that to be true I also believe that to be devastating in many ways, not the least of which just shows how ingrained perceptions or attitudes of race are in humans and in law, enforcement and. Does one change that I mean. Do you believe it can be changed? Great Question Anderson Cooper. I mean. It can be changed I. Like to think that it can but. I like to think that this is the beginning of that happening. But it will take a lot of work. Luckily, it seems like a lot of people are committed to doing the work so frigging fingers crossed. You. You're comedian. You're incredibly talented writer. So the way you tell the story on the one hand, there's part of me. That's smiling the notion of. adorable us? Skipping down this alley and it's a you're telling a well told story, and then on the other hand. It's just. It's just devastating and deeply sad and this notion that you're just supposed to take it in stride, and other people are just suppose. Take an astrid. Right. Yes that is a that is true I feel like it's. It's partaking in strength. Yes, but also like what you save your wife. Read my Gosh. You'll never believe what happened to me. Then you run the risk of them, saying Oh grow up. You know anyone could have responded any way, too, so it's just has felt safe to not be running around talking about it. You know what I mean. Hundred Sand. Well also in so many of the stories the reaction of A white person you happen to be with. US So telling and they are horrified often and angry and trying to defend you. I want to play another story part of another story that you share because this one again I was just well. Let's just play this. Roseanne window and the COP is Super Nice now I had never been stopped by while a white man was around and the respect. This cop had for this white man in the SU. He goes I stabbed you because there's been a lot of prostitution. I go! Oh! I had a prostitute. His never believed anything less. He looks at our ID's any ask us more questions and my white friend is getting annoyed at the top. Cadel but I'm like. Oh, my Gosh! PRIESTESS COMEDOWN Member says to the cabin goes. You have nothing to let us go and I'm like. You just. But the. Okay, but you have to leave. Only. Mean, you're on your way to a party. You're feeling great about yourself. You're in I, think you said it was like a velvet dress or something your favorite party dress. And this and the need and the reaction is that your prostitute I mean and to me what made even worse is you were upset that your friend is you know speaking back to the police officer saying you, you have to let us go, and and it just so messed up. Isn't that crazy? Because he ultimately, it was right. I was running them wrong and. It's so. Obvious. You know what you're telling me stars out. Loud happened dishes. You are to just take it. It's crazy and. Hopefully. That's breaking. Hopefully. People can start to see you know. They're worth their rights. But Anderson that outfit was gorgeous. I have no doubt about that I mean look. I gotTa tell you. You're in all of these bids that you're doing have been. Quite you know right on point. I mean you've. Put some thought into it. Can wear the same thing every night. No one notices because who cares with you know. This old man is wearing, but. You also heard. You say that now is time for everyone to be angry and to be uncomfortable. Can you just talk about that a little bit because I've talked? I've been talking today to a number of protest leaders. And they talk about that idea of what it's. Now is the time for you to be uncomfortable because there's a lot of folks who have had to be uncomfortable every single day for an awfully long time. Yes there has. I mean okay so like I was saying a minute ago. When you tell a story like that to someone, they could get mad or the most common reaction is. They he'll very uncomfortable, and you can tell you Kinda of very through the store. You don't WanNa well. But I think it's time for them to sit with that discomfort. You know to to hear it and let it really affect them, because it's scary to look at and know that yours subject to that happening over and over again and a lot of white people chan even get near that. Not It's too painful. Meanwhile, we're running around living. SMACK DAB in the middle of it. Yes, so yeah, let's get uncomfortable. Yeah! I mean the the. Again the reaction of your your friends who are white who are with you in in these very source again it just it so. The Reaction Police officer when he sees your white friend. And how you said just it changed in a split second. In a split second, it's nuts I! was at any time. You tell a story like this to black person. They go. Yeah, man, what are you GonNa, do. A big fan of it, but a white people. Their hearts are broken. They cannot fathom such a thing. There right I'm going to try to get like that. Well. I'm glad I'm glad you were on tonight because i. just watching what she's been doing. I just think it's really powerful and important, so thank you. I love you too Enersen. Saying it with my eyes I. Keep all my feelings deep down inside because. What wasps Dave. Thank you. Stick the commercial break, and you will just want to say someone off camera for second we'll be there still had with all the calls to reform police. We'll show you how one city dissolves department years ago and built a new one. Do, we need a new capitalism. Has the coronavirus pandemic been a wakeup call for CEO's and leaders around the world this week on boss fouls I talked to salesforce founder and CEO Mark Benny off about his call for what he says. Is the need from more compassionate capitalism and the responsibility of businesses to think about all of their stakeholders. Not just their shareholders tune into boss files wherever you get your podcasts. The chicken Christy, what he's working off. CUOMO primetime the Chris. We're looking at progress. Where do we find it? Specifically? In the case of George Floyd one of the officers made bail today very provocative statements from the chief of police about what the duty of the officers were watching the one with the knee on George Floyd's throat interesting. We heard the pain today of his family in front of Congress. Well that pain lead to purpose. We'll talk to somebody else. Who was there about why things haven't really changed? And then we're going to look at the Cova cases why they popping up? Why do we have one of the experts believing that the number of dead make double before? Before the fall, we'll take on all those yeah. Chris an alarming numbers that one hundred thousand more people may die in this country I want to ask him why. Why because you know that's not a guarantee. I want to get into the mind because we're getting hit with way too many different suggestions about what could happen. What can what to do? What not so? Let's get inside the white. Yeah, all right? Chris seems just a couple minutes coming up. You're going to hear a lot about police reform in the in the coming days tonight we'll look at how one city reformed its police department by disbanding it. We'll tell you exactly what that meant the details when we return. One of the questions about reforming police departments is how far can you go if you've already tried reform if they don't work, and you simply do away with the police force that seems unlikely, but that is essentially what Camden new. Jersey did more than seven years ago. Course they still have a police force, but we'll explain how once a by word for violent crime. Camden scrapped its police force and started from scratch. Essentially they saw a dramatic drop in crime. As a result, our Gary token reported on this novel approach shortly after it began. He's back with a look at whether it's one other cities might be able replicate. Jude disband the Camden Police Department. Yeah, and so. At the end of two thousand and twelve. In the early twentieth thirteen, every member came to city police department was fired including myself. And a new police force called Camden County police force was created, and it was staffed Scott. Thomsen is the recently retired police chief has disbanded city police force met no more police, union and the ability to make new work directives. The Union is now back, but the work directives in new traditions remain innovative like this afternoon. Serving Barbecue or ice cream as a regular feature of the community oriented policing. That has done here in Camden Jeremiah Five. With. The nearly four hundred cops in the city of roughly seventy seven thousand are expected to walk the streets and personally get to know those they are policing our future recruit retain crime is still a problem here, but violent crime is way down since a high point in two thousand twelve, when the city police department was disbanded homicides down by about sixty three percent as of last year. And the department says excessive force complaints against police are down ninety five percent all the mid this directive you will use force as an absolute last resort, and you will de escalate. There must be an attempt to de escalate a situation prior to using force. This video from a few years back shows an example of that policy. A man flailing a knife inside a store. He continued doing so outside. The night it's dangerous situation. But police stay calm and let it play out on the downtown streets. It looks like a bizarre parade. They enveloped the individual and they walk five city blocks. Without using deadly force, the suspect was safely apprehended. There's another very notable principle to abide by. If you're a candidate police officer, and that is your mandated to notify a supervisor, if a fellow violates any of these directives, we have to intervene. That also just doing something wrong at that moment it is your job because of not yours Romans. Officers do so one of these two guys I know you guys want to do this. But someone and they were being peaceful reports that I would I would probably take it badge his chest that moment because it says service to south. He's carrying. And you do the same thing to him. I expect nothing less. This reimagined police force gets a lot of attention here. You've Harman's going on in the country right now with cops. Do you think your cops here. Cam that are different. Yes very different. H., it is nice, light and very cool with us. There is criticism though that the Camden County police force doesn't have enough. Minority officers isn't transparent enough and may not be responsible for the crime drought. Kevin Barfield is the president of the local NWC P. D.. Crime statistics have been going down throughout the state of New Jersey. and has been going down within the nation, so I would not credit that with the police in. programs that have more supposed to be taking place right now. The former police chief says the department can improve while keeping its principles I think the most of the police officers here get it every once in a while. We get one that doesn't. And we swiftly and with certainty to remove them from the force. Anderson, since the death of George Floyd there have been to protests here in Camden both of them peaceful a week and a half ago, the first protest at least ten police officers participated and one of the participants from the police force was the current sheath of the Camden police. He was holding a banner in support of the cause, and I should mention to you Anderson that the police provided to the demonstrators ice-cream from Mr softy. Fascinating Camden New Jersey Gary thanks very much. News continues one hundred or Chris Cuomo prime time.
As impeachment gears turn, focus becomes fight for public opinion
"The show we had nine stern on. MSNBC thank you for joining US tonight. This is a roll call. Vote underway right now. We're watching watching this historic impeachment proceeding underway in Congress. If you've been watching today and into tonight you know that in technical terms this is what they call a markup which means the judiciary committee is there. We're to change or fine tune. The articles of impeachment against President Trump before a final vote in reality what today's proceedings have been is an opportunity for Democrats to make the case for impeaching president trump. And it's been an opportunity for Republicans to criticize Democrats routes for that and to try to derail the proceedings. However they can? This committee started work at nine o'clock this morning. We expect that a final vote on the impeachment articles. Close could come as soon as this hour but really don't know just want it'll happen tonight. Republicans are continuing to offer up. What are basically sort of stunt amendments which everybody? Everybody knows. We'll be voted down on party lines. which is exactly what's happening right now? They have reached the second article of impeachment. The article that says the President committed obstruction. They are now voting on Republican amendment number five Republican amendment number. Five will fail just like all the other ones have but that's the process that we're going through right now. We are hearing. They may be able. They may be about to take a vote on the actual articles of impeachment sometime soon. In which case we will jump right back in But this is history right now in the making. Let's get back in here right now. Let's watch city yes. There are there any members of the committee who wished to vote who haven't voted report. put Mr Chairman there are seventeen is in twenty-three knows the amendment is not agree to the committee will now stand in recess for half an hour. This is a break that we had been advised. Might be coming around this time now. This is not the end and the proceedings. You heard Jerry Nadler. They're saying they are going into recess again. This has been a marathon session. This has been twelve hours already. They are breaking right now. We expect them not to be breaking for the night but to be reconvening within this hour and this of course is this history. We are living through this tomorrow. Was One of those days when you're gonNA WANNA buy the physical newspaper in case you're sentimental old Zappa about the news like I am and in case like me. You're also a bit of a hoarder. Tomorrow is the day to have the physical paper. I mean tomorrow's page one headlines in papers across the country it's going to be a keeper all day along today again starting at nine. Am Eastern all day long this judiciary committee that you see here has been debating the two articles of impeachment. The committee has proposed against President Trump. First one is abuse of power the second one is obstruction. Now as I mentioned the vote on these articles is expected sometime. I am tonight before they all collapse from exhaustion. It could be within this hour. They have gone through this series of procedural motions. There isn't a table of contents in advance. That tells US exactly how many more of these procedural things they have to get through before they get to the final vote so it is hard for us to predict. We want to sort of break. The Wall a little bit about our reporting process we have been in contact with some members of Congress and many congressional congressional staffers over the course of the day today trying to get just for our own planning purposes. Some sense of what the timing is going to be one breaks are going to happen when they're going to wrap what what their goal is. What other members of Congress might WANNA be leaving Congress to go do might see themselves as having a sort of self imposed deadlines for those things and I will tell you? Over the course of the day as we've been having those conversations we have been getting directly contradictory evidence all day long from different members and not even just from Republicans and Democrats telling US different things in some cases. It's it's members of Congress and staffers from the same party that just have different information. Who Gaming out differently? It's very very unpredictable. Label but again. This is a recess that we swore had word might becoming close to the top of this hour now. I don't know how much you've been able to watch this today. If you've seen any of it you've you'll recognize what I'll describe is what's happening all day. Long Republicans have been offering amendments to the two impeachment articles again. The first one is abuse of power a second one obstruction and in terms of what these amendments are some of them. I could summarize for you watching the proceedings today. Some of them not to be mean but some of the articles that the Republicans proposed just weren't although that coherent and so it would be harder to say what exactly those were about but regardless the weather they were coherent. Amendments are not all of the Republican amendments have been designed basically to try to derail the impeachment process or at least try to slow it down. The Republicans concerned the minority on this committee. The Democrats are in control chairman. Jerry Nadler is in control. Republicans have due process rights here. But they're not GonNa win any of these votes as long as what their votes. What's are about is trying to undo the process of bringing these impeachment articles against the president? And so all of the Republican amendments thus far have all suffered the same Fate and so that's what we've seen the same basic sort of shampoo routine all day long speeches then more speeches than more speeches just then occasionally a little excitement when there's an interruption and then that precipitates some arguing and a Republican member of the committee would propose a coherent or not particularly coherent amendment to the impeachment articles and that would occasion more fighting and arguing and then there would be a voice vote in which the Republican amendment would inevitably fail all to pass and then a Republican would demand that the voice wasn't good enough and instead that Republican members of Congress wanted a roll call vote and then there would be a roll call vote and then the amendment once again would clearly be shown to have failed and then they start again with more speeches. Rinse Repeat Rinse repeat start again. Don't forget the conditioner so it has been. It has been sort of a re cursive process right all day long. If you didn't get it the first time you definitely started to get the hang of it when they did the second time and then the third time I'm in the fourth time about the fifth I'm you can sing along. There's a lot about this part of the impeachment process that is. It's not exactly aggravating but it is definitely repetitive. When you watch it in real time but number one it's all important? It is all heading toward a very specific ending. It is all heading toward a vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump. And two four all of the aggravation and the repetition petition the debate and the statements by the members of this committee sometimes pretty good. I mean if you haven't I've been watching all day. Here's an example of what the hearing was like when it was sort of at its best today and I don't mean to put my finger on the scale to strongly. There's a lot of good moments today. Actually there are members on the Republican side in the democratic side. Who whether you agree or disagree with their arguments? There are members who are making arguments that are rational an interesting arresting and thought provoking. But here's just an example. One of several. We could have chosen that I think shows today at its best shows these proceedings at its best as long as they are and as repetitive as they are as occasional aggravating as they are. There's these moments here's Maryland Congressman. Jamie Raskin happens to be a constitutional law professor. which on days like this elps? Here's Congressman Raskin. Doing his part today and you will see him here. Engaging with the arguments from the Republican side it definitely puts his shoulder into. Do it a little bit. You can see that he is feeling it right but he is not just out there. Picking fights and trying to office skate trying to score more points on his his rivals across the aisle. He's making a clear emphatic. Case for why the other side. That's a against impeachment is wrong long and why he is going to vote. Yes just watch this. He didn't care about the Russian war on the people of Ukraine. He didn't care about corruption. They invited us to believe that. Donald trump is an anti-corruption crusader. who was shaking down presidents Alinsky about corruption when he doesn't raise any corruption on that call except for what he believed was going on with the Biden's except except that he reduced anti-corruption funding for Ukraine? Except he doesn't raise it anywhere else that we can find. And what do you know you pick up the New York Times Times yesterday. President trump had to pay two million dollars to charities because he ripped off his own charity for millions of dollars. This is the anti-corruption crusader. They want us to believe. In the Guy who had pay twenty five million dollars to students at the phony trump university which the attorney general New York called a classic Bait and switch operation. This is the guy that they want us to believe. was shaking down the president of Ukraine. Because he had some secret secred anti-corruption agenda that actually wasn't related to the Biden's that wasn't related to rehabilitating the totally discredited Russian conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine and not Russia that interfered in our campaign in two thousand sixteen. Come on get real. Be Serious we know exactly what happened here. Seventeen witnesses it's uncontradicted. There's no rival story. No rival story at all and our colleagues will not even tell us whether in theory they think it would be wrong for the president of the United States to shake down four and governments to come and get involved in our presidential campaigns in order to harm the president's political opponents. They won't even tell us in principle whether they think that's wrong because it's too dangerous at that point we know that they don't accept the facts we know they don't accept the evidence. They don't like the fact that the depositions took place in the basement. Ace Mint where should they be on the first floor. The second floor with except the facts if we found some other room without be right because there are people were there. I was in that it room. There were Democrats were Republicans. The Democratic Council got an hour. The Republican Council got an hour. It was even on both sides enough of these phony only process objections. Let's get back to the facts of what happened. President states shook down a foreign power to come and get involved in our election. That's wrong long you'll back. IT'LL BE DEALS BACK MR chairman. That's wrong I yield back. And he sees exasperation there at the end. Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland slips these marathon proceedings of the house as they pursue these impeachment proceedings. It is trying at times. I I know twelve hours and counting on this hearing already and we don't know if this is going to end on today's calendar date or this is going to go into the wee hours it could very easily roll into dawn. And so I know that's hard to take in that kind of volume of this activity in terms of what they're doing. But you know what the Judiciary Committee also really does have a bunch of members who do know what they're talking about and who do make good arguments and or to meaningfully contributing to this process in a way that is designed to help us the public understand the stakes here and it's all going down as part of the historical record here tonight. But as these articles get their vote wrote some time tonight and head to the full house for a vote there. That looks like it'll be next week and has then anticipate dissipate that the articles having at least one of them passed the House that will then be conveyed over to the Senate for the trial of the president for his potential removal from office. Ask Ask that is now happening. We are now in the middle of that if we are honest about if we are realistic about what's really happening here and how this is all going to end honestly honestly perhaps the most important place. This impeachment is playing out is not on Capitol Hill at all. But it's the fight for public opinion and yeah those speeches speeches and these fights that are happening on Capitol Hill. That's part of it but that's also why this kind of stuff is really important to keep an eye on now to Reuters and the Washington Post reporting in in recent days on trump and Republican ad blitzes on impeachment the trump campaign and the Republican party have been buying up all the real estate online in in terms of online ads about impeachment while these proceedings have been underway on Capitol Hill. They have particularly monopolize the AD space on facebook. They've earned millions of dollars facebook ads alone all against impeachment. Democrats have largely ceded that territory to the Anti Impeachment Republican and Trump campaign folks Democrats and pro impeachment. Ads just are not competing in that space at all facebook. Ads Are all anti impeachment. Now that said in terms of TV ADS TV ads against Democratic members of Congress Republican ads. That have been targeting house. Democrats for voting for impeachment Democratic Chronic forces did just get a ten million dollar boost yesterday. When billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloom like Bloomberg said he would donate ten million dollars to a democratic pacs specifically to run ADS supporting house? Democrats who have been targeted for their support for impeachment Mike Bloomberg's Burg's approach to the his presidential campaign is to spend a lot of money and run a lot of ads in support of his own. Candidacy that is a strategy that has given them a big bump in the polls it is not a strategy that is likely to qualify him for any of the democratic debates but in addition to spending on himself to get up his poll numbers and to boost his own chances answers in the Democratic primary. He's also spending considerable money now to boost Democrats who are coming under fire for supporting impeachment and with that that means at least Democrats are are thinking about rebutting the anti impeachment messages. That have been running on TV even if they're still not going there with the online ads which trump and the Republicans have to themselves. That's a Republican group in support of trump's and teach impeachment at Republican group that is critical of president. Didn't trump called Republicans for the rule of law. There no running billboards roadside billboards in support of impeachment. And the running them in the home. Districts of a bunch of Republicans meant Republican members of the house who might be feeling some heat at home in their swing districts about their support for the president in the impeachment fight the billboard shows President President Trump on the right side of your screen holding finger up to his lips like he's saying Sh- and then there's four would be could be impeachment witnesses who have been told not to testify including the White House Chief of staff and the National Security Adviser John Bolton that same group Republicans for the rule of law have been running TV ads including on the Fox. News Channel A supporting the impeachment effort explaining the impeachment effort these ads that they've been running on Fox have specifically been targeted to run during some of the president's favorite threat. TV programs there was there a quid pro quo. He answer is yes. President trump held up military aid to Ukraine in exchange changed for an investigation into the Biden's withholding security assistance in exchange for help the domestic political campaign in the United States would be crazy. Republicans know that quid pro quo was wrong. If you show me that you know trump actually was engaging a quid pro quo outside the phone call. That would be very disturbing was. Is there a quid pro quo. We answer is yes. Republicans must stand up to trump's abuse of power. AH The battle over. The impeachment of president. Trump isn't just happening at these marathon hearings including the one that we are continuing to cover tonight that it is a very important part of this process. That is what the historical record will be all about of this moment in American history but beyond and what's happening on Capitol Hill. The battle for public opinion also happens on the airwaves an online and that costs money and it takes organization and effort and the Republicans and the trump campaign were definitely their first with their torrent of anti impeachment online advertising trying to turn the public against the impeachment effort the other side of the pro impeachment effort is now at least showing signs of life. They now at least are starting to compete in the worse. The pro impeachment side has also been strongly strongly bolstered over the past week since the house released. Its report on the impeachment. The report on the president's conduct it's interesting. I didn't necessarily expect this at this point in the process but when the house impeachment report about what President Trump did when that came out. That three hundred page report came out last week. One of the unexpected it affects of that was that it set off a cascade of major newspapers across the country. All starting to run strong editorials in favor of impeachment even from editorial boards that had previously said they were against impeachment and that recent torrent of major newspapers coming out and saying they're in in favor of impeaching the president. Here that led to one funny moment in today's hearing our like unanimous request introduce the editor of the USA Today the day today they called for the impeachment of the president objects. I'm the Los Angeles Times from the Philadelphia Choir and from the Boston Globe. Get I wanna read. It heard. I'd love for him to read them. Raise who else can read the editorials. That Steve Cohen so in introduced into the record there that that Doug Collins from Georgia said he wanted to read and then Steve Go and said I'd love for you to read them. They are part of a tide of major our newspaper editorials that have come out all of a sudden in the last few days in favor of impeachment they all followed the report being issued by the House in terms of its impeachment investigation Asian USA. Today's editorial board saying quote until recently. We believed that impeachment proceedings would be unhealthier unhealthy for an already polarized nation unhealthier than simply leaving trump's fate up to voters next November but trump's agreed just trends Russians and stonewalling have given the house little choice but to press ahead with the most most severe sanctions at its disposal in his thuggish effort to trade. American arms performed dirt on former vice president. Joe Biden trump resembled Richard Nixon another another corrupt president. Who tried to cheat his way to re-election this isn't partisan politics as usual it's precisely the type of misconduct? The framers had in mind when they wrote impeachment into the Constitution that was from USA. Today this is from the Washington Post editorial board which is actually. He's been critical of the impeachment process at times. So far Washington Post editorial board right now says this quote we take no pleasure in recommending the president's impeachment and are aware of the considerable costs risks further divide the considerable cost. Listen risks further dividing inflaming our politics turning impeachment into one more tool of partisan warfare. Perhaps giving Mr Trump on unwarranted aid in his re-election effort but the house must make its decision based on the facts and merits setting aside unpredictable second order effects it is our view that more than enough proof exists for the House to impeach Mr Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. And that's The Washington Post editorial board. Here's the Boston Globe. There are two to`real board calls president trump's behavior that's at the center of the impeachment inquiry the textbook definition of corruption. The Globe says quote the evidence that trump is a threat to the constitutional system is more than sufficient. Trump's actions are just the sort of presidential behavior the founders had in mind when they devised the recourse of impeachment. The facts show that the president has threatened this country's core values and the integrity of our democracy congress now has a duty to future generations to impeach impeach him. That's the Boston Globe. Here's the L.. A. Times quote. The Times editorial board was a reluctant convert to the impeachment. 'cause we worried that impeaching trump on essentially a party line vote would be divisive. It's also highly likely that trump would be will be acquitted by the Republican controlled Senate and that rightly or wrongly. He would point to that if his reelection campaign as exoneration but those concerns must yield to the overwhelming evidence that trump perverted. US foreign policy for his own political Gain that sort of misconduct is outrageous and corrosive of democracy. It can't be ignored by the house. And it merits a full trial by the Senate on whether to remove him from office. That's the La Times. Here's The Philadelphia Inquirer interestingly at the at the enquirer. The editorial board there is singling out the the second impeachment articles against the president. They say quote. It is the second article the obstruction of Congress by his unprecedented categorical. An indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas that should have us all frightened in defying these orders and through his continued ridicule of the impeachment process is and the members of Congress who initiated it. President Trump has severely disrespected his office and the document he swore to protect hold. Should this process end with a trial on a Senate vote to remove him from office prospect. That seems highly unlikely. It's not hard to imagine that he would insist that the process was invalid and he would refuse is to go. Such an act of tyranny is what the constitution was created to protect against. That's why this impeachment process is urgent and should move forward without without delay that's from the Philadelphia Inquirer again. There's been this rush of editorials. We've got this battle in Congress right. The Republicans and Democrats going at Hammer Hammer and tongs going at each other's arguments going at each other at times. Personally we've got the ad wars that are happening online. Basically uncontested ad space by by the Republicans and the trump campaign. They're anti impeachment at war online. The Democrats barely competing if at all in that space. The ad wars in terms of billboards. It's though and television ads. Those are now basically joined by both sides and then surprise with the report. The impeachment report being released from the House. We've gotten major a newspaper editorial boards including those that were reluctant to join this call for the president's impeachment now coming all a big tide saying they're all in favor of it in. This couldn't be a more urgent matter so the house is voting house is going to be voting at some point tonight. They're in recess right now but they were going for twelve old st hours before they took this recess. We're expecting them back within the next certainly within the hour but with the house planning to vote tonight. The the the battle for public opinion is happening in that hearing room it is also happening well. Beyond Capitol Hill we the voters the public do not have an overt role in this process. We don't get a vote but you better believe that public opinion about these proceedings is going to determine what happens here and what this moment means in American history. Hey Everyone Steve Kornacki here. We have heard explosive testimony from key witnesses in the public impeachment hearings. So what's next. As the case for impeachment Ben made aid could the president count on Republicans support in a Senate trial. And how could it affect the twenty twenty election. Will every Monday Wednesday and Friday I talked to NBC News reporters to answer these questions and more on article two inside impeachment. It's an NBC News. PODCAST that I host. We break down what matters what's next and what it means for our our country search now wherever you're listening to this podcast subscribe for free. Thanks for listening joining us now. From Capitol Hill's Congressman. David Seleny of Rhode Island is a member or the Judiciary Committee and boy. Has he been working a long day. Already Congressman Sir. Thank you so much for taking time to talk to us. I'm sure you guys are both Bush and still busy. Yes indeed what can you. What can you tell us about? What's happening right now? And how you expect the rest of the evening go. Well we're on a break right now for about thirty minutes and we'll resume. Does that break his over. We expect additional Republican amendments. But I think you know you've heard from the Democrat. We're going the course of this hearing that. The president of the United States used the enormous power of his office the enormous power of the presidency to drag a foreign power into the American presidential election to help them cheat and twenty twenty and he used taxpayer money. Hundreds of millions of dollars as leverage to attempt to achieve that and this is a sacred responsibility to protect and defend the constitution and to protect and defend our elections. And this is a president who tried to drag a form baron into to cheat to bring some advantage to him and so what. We've tried to make clear as if we don't hold this present accountable if we say it's okay. We should have every expectation. The present will engages behavior again and continue to seek assistance. And we'll send a message every future president whenever you face a tough reelection just reach out to a foreign power and ask for help and we will lose our democracy and so this is really about our ability to be a democracy and to allow the American people to elect their own leaders and decide their our own future. And as I said tonight you know who gets to decide. Who's going to win? American presidential elections the American people not a foreign power and this is about protecting the integrity of our elections. Protecting the national security United States and preventing. The president is states from cheating in the two thousand twenty election. As you and your colleagues have been making these arguments Humi- over the course of the day and into tonight I feel like I've had. I've seen real moments of elephants. There's been a lot of thought provoking stuff. I haven't seen any persuasion. That's evident evident in the room. I haven't seen any Republicans. Say they starting to agree with you on any of these matters. I haven't seen any any Democrats saying actually that's a good objection and maybe my Republican colleagues have a point there having the the aisle between the two parties seems as as empty as ever. Because of that I wonder if this amendment process is meant to be persuasive or is it just meant to make this hearing go as long as possible on the hope that somebody drops I so it's unclear what the Republicans expect to achieve. But you know I think the fundamental question that the American people have to ask as they watch this is why why is it ever okay to allow a foreign power to attempt to distort in American presidential election and why would it ever be okay for the president of the United States to invite right that foreign interference and actually try to coerce a foreign leader so that he can cheat the twenty twenty election. And we've heard a lot from our republican colleagues about the economy. We've heard a lot about about policy disagreements. This isn't about a policy disagreement. We that's what elections afford this is about an. Oc took on the first day that we were sworn into office to protect take the constitution and the constitution provides a single remedy for president engages in this kind of misconduct and that remedy is impeachment and our our framers spoke about the most dangerous threat that that our republic would face would be worn interference in that a president would betray the national interest and use the enormous Chris Power of is office to advance his or her own personal interest and not the public interest. That's exactly what we have here and we have overwhelming evidence of that. It's really uncontested stupid and the question. I think my Republican colleagues have to answer and hopefully they're hearing it during the course of this debate is why is that. Okay why is it okay. Ever to have the president reach shout to a foreign leader in Africa try to smear his chief political rival and distort the next election to really cheat to help win reelection and and if we allow this to happen we will be sending a very bad message to this president. WHO has engaged in a pattern of behavior? And we'll send the same message to future presidents and that's very dangerous for our democracy congressman. One of the interesting things is sort of novel. Thing in terms of the history of impeachment. Is that the investigation into what the president did. And who else was involved in. What was entailed in this scheme is ongoing? We gotTA SORTA dramatic reminder of that last night when the Intelligence Committee released just to you guys in the Judiciary Committee some classified information about the vice president Mike Pence and his communications with the Ukrainian government's the intelligence committee had asked the vice president to declassify it so the public could see it too the vice president's office that they wouldn't but that's new information about essentially the extent of what went on between the trump administration and Ukraine that you guys presumably will be able to see with with protections for for classified information. I don't know if we'll ever get to see it. But AH is there still a sort of a fact finding process that's underway even as your committee decides that enough to advance these two articles. Well the duck when you're speaking about when I saw this afternoon but yes I mean this is frankly a crime in progress. I mean the president is continuing to attempt to cheat in the twenty two thousand election. His lawyer Rudy Giuliani Geelani. Who led this scheme on? The president's behalf was back in Ukraine. So that's one of the reasons. This is so urgent that it continues to compromise the national security interest of the United States that continues to compromise the integrity of our elections. And that's the urgency of acting. We can't wait to the next election. You know my Republican colleagues tonight said Oh you know. There's there's an election right around the corner. Why can't we wait? It's precisely because the election is right around the corner that we need to move expeditiously because the president's conduct is attempting to cheat heat and to rig that election in his favor by dragging foreign powers into it so the idea of waiting for the election as a remedy. When that's the very conduct that Thaddeus you hear it doesn't make any sense so it does really underscore the importance of moving expeditiously obviously thoroughly and carefully but there is overwhelming evidence? What is that has been collected is up three hundred page? Intelligence report the testimony of seventeen witnesses under oath number of text messages and emails between trump officials over one hundred hours of sworn testimony. And just as I said overwhelming evidence that the president of the United States use the enormous power of his office in an attempt to she in the two thousand twenty election to corrupt are elections by dragging a foreign power to American presidential election and using hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money as leverage. And the the other really important one is Ukraine is really the tip of the spear. This is a country. That's in an active war. The Russians Russia took part of their country. They're still L.. Killing people in eastern Ukraine and has a new kind of emerging democracy. American military aid is their lifeline. And so the only person who benefits from that hold on that that military aid was to weaken Ukraine which is to the advantage of flat Amir Putin and the Russians and to get Donald Trump. Some some help in his reelection campaign so this this is gravely serious and it requires action by the Judiciary Committee so that we can do everything we can to protect our democracy congressman. David Cellini Cellini of Rhode Island members of the Judiciary Committee over your shoulder on my screen. I can see your colleagues starting to take their seats again. As this recess comes to a close I'm GonNa let you go sir. Thank you for taking time to talk to us. Thank you all right. We've got much more to get to on this historic night there on a brief break right now at the Judiciary Committee we believe they are convening on the other side of this heading toward what we'll be a vote. We believe tonight on these two articles of impeachment against President Trump. This is history in the making. Stay with us. We are continuing to cover this ongoing markup it's called the markup because technically what's going on right now and the judiciary committee is that the members have the opportunity to amend to change the articles of impeachment before they take a final vote on them. We did not necessarily expect that this is going to be twelve plus hours and this is going to be going into the late night and potentially a heading overnight and dawn but they could go as long as they want and at the top of this hour. They took a recess announced. It would be about thirty minutes. You see that some of the members are back in the room. We don't know exactly when they're going to reconvene after this recess but you do see some members are there and so we will jump back in as soon as they pick back up but I wanted to bring into our conversation now Chuck Rosenberg former senior official at the Justice Department and the FBI former the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Chuck. I don't know how much of this you've been able to watch over the course of the day it has been a marathon proceeding but with your sort the Justice Department your former prosecutor hat on watching this and thinking about the gravity of these proceedings. What do you think we ought to be watching for? Here's what I would like to see. Yeah obviously isn't historic event. An important event people should pay attention but to my way of thinking Rachel. The Bates aren't just about talking. They're also about listening learning and there doesn't seem to be a lot of that going on and I heard a story the other day which I thought was fascinating. Goes all the way back to the constitutional convention when when a delegate from North Carolina named William Davie was arguing for the inclusion of impeachment clause in the Constitution itself as it's being drafted and a fellow a delegate from Pennsylvania named Guvener Moore's wonderful name was adamantly opposed but he listened listened they heard Davies argument. Sure Ben Franklin argue for the inclusion of an impeachment clause and eventually he stood up and he said three remarkable words. I was wrong. We need this. I listened and made sense to my way of thinking as a prosecutor. The facts are overwhelming. They're compelling I mean whether or not they're impeachable is a political record judgment but gosh. I wish people would listen to one another. Yeah talking with Congressman Seleny just a moment ago about an I posited to him that persuasion doesn't seem to be Either I think it probably is the goal but if there's no evidence of it in terms of anybody coming any closer to anybody else's side aside and I know they're they're only arguing for the cameras and for people at home or if they do have any hope of speaking to one another But it does seem like this is going to be a party aligned vote. It's been a party lot party line votes all day long. Twenty three seventeen twenty three seventeen twenty three seventeen on all of these amendments and the amendments aren't particularly substantive the amendments seem seem designed to stop the processor derail the process rather than contribute to it. And perhaps that's why the founders put a requirement into the constitution that for removal for impeachment but for removal conviction in the Senate. You need a super majority. two-thirds getting to the idea the basic idea that this has to be bipartisan. At at least in a sense that some number of members of some number of senators would have to cross over and for them to do that. They have to be open to the facts. You know you mentioned that I had been federal prosecutor I was it was a great privilege in my life. I almost believe now. Not almost I do believe that a jury drawn from the community who came in and promised justice into the facts and apply the instructions given by a judge would convict now. Obviously this is not a conviction fiction that we're seeking it's simply vote on whether or not Donald Trump should be removed. But I'm not sure. Senators do the same job that regular jurors could do and that's disappointing disappointing. Do you believe because after all when this does move to a Senate trial that will be house impeachment managers who play the role of prosecution Asia prosecutors for the jury of the Senate. Do you believe given what you've seen from the potential cast of impeachment managers. That Vache Nick are capable of conducting the trial of the president in the Senate In a way that does credit to the gravity of this whether or not you can anticipate anything about how senators aircel vote and how much they'll be willing to divide themselves from their party affiliation. I thinks so with the following caveat. The house managers the prosecutors for purposes of of the trial in the Senate must abide by the Senate rules. Whatever they turn out to be and so if the Senate rules on necessarily or improperly constrain them or with the Senate perhaps doesn't even want to hear from witnesses or if the Senate perhaps doesn't want to see the introduction of documents text messages then? I think it's going to be a really tough road for those house. Managers to walk when we try cases in federal court there are federal rules of criminal procedure and federal rules of evidence. And everybody outing knows those rules. WHO's in that courtroom and those are the rules that govern our trials the rules here right can change the rules here can be overridden with a majority vote? The rules can be amended at any time. So it's A. It's a difficult path. I think for house managers prosecutors if you will to walk in terms of what's going to happen here and how this is going to proceed tonight again. We don't know what time the vote will be on these two articles when they made their decision Asian to to to focus pretty tightly on the president's behavior around the Ukraine scandal abuse of power for the first article the second article contempt excuse me obstruction of Congress. Do you feel like they left. They left on the table. That could have been just as easily to a frame in the form of articles of impeachment. Obviously they felt like this was the stuff they had dead to rights very little factual factual contest on any of the things that form the basis for. There's two articles. Do you feel like there was anything else that has been derived in factually from this impeachment investigation that could have just as easily with with with just this sort of a clean cut bland. That itself is another article maybe not just as easily but I think there's a really big piece that was left out and that was volume volume to the Muller report the obstruction of justice section. I think I've said this. Perhaps on your show if not goes but I had charged urged tried and convicted people of obstruction and related conduct on much less evidence than the molar team had accumulated. And so if you want how to tell a story let's say in a criminal case you want to develop a pattern because pattern show intent right. One false tax return would not ever be a criminal. Oh case to false tax returns probably wouldn't be a criminal case but if you were filing false tax returns for years a pattern of illicit conduct that becomes comes criminal case because from patterns we can divine intent and so that pattern of obstructive conduct that you see outlined in volume to the Muller report. I I think illustrates the President's intent if you couple that and again I'm biased because those types of things seem obvious to me and maybe not so obvious to others. That doesn't make me right by the way. Just because I've seen this stuff but if you couple the obstructive conduct outlined in the Muller report with obstructive of conduct being alleged right now the articles of impeachment I think you have much more of a pattern which gives you much more of an insight into the president's intent. That is such an interesting point point into something that I have been actually hung up on since the articles came out because at the end of each article of impeachment. There is a reference to the spitting pattern of the the president's behavior. Want to bring into the conversation now a member of the committee and again they're reconvening shortly so I'm going to rush right to our Sheila jackson-lee congresswoman from Texas a member Judiciary Committee. She's managed to sneak away for us to sneak away to speak. Those are just a second before this sense congresswomen. Thank you so much for making time. Thank you for having me. Can you tell us a little bit about what you expect is going to happen. As you reconvene. In how you think the rest of the thing is going to grow Rachel this is really a teaching moment. The Republicans Republicans are speaking to one constituent and that is president trump. What we're trying to do is to again? Explain to the American people this very sambre process articles impeachment and the ultimate impeachment vote of the president of the United States based upon his own actions of using public dollars and in public lick setting to secure opposition to a rival may foreign entity. Our friends on the other side of course are speaking about the accurate as of president. Trump's reckitt why we are going after president trump when frankly we're talking about corruption and portrayal the interference with America's elections. You know we were speaking earlier today and we spoke about those words do us do us in favor and I believe some members were using me or or left out the word us and the president tweeted it and suggested that we were lying and frankly I wanna make sure that We educate the American people that we have a mountain of evidence. Three hundred pages ages. Seventeen witnesses to say that we're not and frankly the president asked Mr Zaleski for a favor right right after this very vulnerable new president asked for defense aid. So that's what we're doing tonight. We're continuing as long as the Republicans went to offer amendments to undermine the the articles to delete words to offer amendments to take out the language that was the same language in the one thousand nine hundred proceedings. We're going to continue continued. Educate the American people and ultimately vote. I'll conscience on the articles of impeachment. Depending on the number of amendments they continue to offer. And how this proceeding in goes and how late it goes. Do you expect there will be a vote on the articles tonight no matter how deep into the evening and potentially into the overnight hours this stretches to what I don't know if we've made a final decision but I will tell you that we're going to go into the night as long as they have amendments. We're GONNA stay here. I'll point is not speaking to one constituent one a person as they are and I tell you they really are. We really aren't speaking to the American people and when I said my speech yesterday I said the waitress gets up early in the morning to get the breakfast shift a steelworker. We're speaking to Americans will working every day for them to understand that this is about the Constitution and George Washington said that he was not going to abandon the constitution. That's what we're doing so we're GONNA go as late as necessary with these amendments and we'll decide that but we'll be taken tonight we're not leaving Washington into until that vote is taken congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee of Texas member of the Judiciary Committee. I am I know that it looks like things are getting back in order in the hearing room. Thank you so much for taking time to be with us. Thank you for having me. Thank you thank you I will just say congresswoman. Sheila jackson-lee is a veteran member of Congress and veteran member of that committee. And it's it's just one of those members of Congress and they exist on both sides of the aisle who just exudes Gravitas and seriousness with which she approaches her job. And it's it's it's heartening civic matter to have people like that in the midst of these proceedings the weight matters show weeknights at nine eastern on MSNBC. Hey It's Chris as you know sometimes it's good to just take a step back from the day-to-day onslaught of news and take our broader. Look the issues shoes. That's what I'm doing each week on my podcast. Why is this happening? Were exploring topics ranging from school segregation to climate change. Well the way that I think of it is climate change will be to the twenty first century. What modernity was to the nineteenth century? It'll be the central subject of questions about economic justice. 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Owning Up: Reparations, Jamal Khashoggi, and Joy Harjo
"It's Wednesday June nineteenth, welcome to skim this, where breaking down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they matter today on Capitol Hill. People are talking about, whether the US should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves. We'll dive into why this gaining traction as we head towards twenty twenty Ben United Nations report is calling for the Saudi Crown prince to be investigated in the death of journalists DeMarcus Shoghi, we'll give you the details. And finally, there's a new US, poet laureate in town. And she's making history we're here to make your Wednesday smarter. Let's skim this. The most complicated story today is about reparations for slavery today, the House Judiciary committee on the constitution civil rights and civil liberties held a hearing about a Bill HR forty if it passes, it would create a federal commission to study, slavery and reparations to review the history of slavery in this country and basically, to decide whether to pay back descendants of slaves, and in what way it's the first time congress has held a hearing about this in over a decade. Here's the Bill sponsor Representative Sheila jackson-lee at the hearing today, talking about why this Bill is important for African Americans. It is only this group that can singularly singly. Claim to have been slaves under the auspices, the institution, and leadership of the United States government. And so. HR forty is in fact. Is in fact, the response of the United States of America long overdue. We're going to get into the history of talking about reparations for slavery, why. It's back in the news now. And why it's still controversial. Burst. Like we said, the concept of reparations isn't a new thing in eighteen sixty five union, generals proposed giving quote forty acres and a mule to former slaves to help them start their lives. But after president Lincoln was assassinated, the new president, Andrew Johnson, nixed the idea reparations came up again every so often, but it wasn't until the late nineteen eighty s that congressman John Conyers of Michigan proposed a Bill to commission, an official study on reparations. He proposed it again. And again, every year until he left office, two years ago in two thousand and eight congress passed a Bill apologizing for slavery reparations weren't included in that Bill, then in two thousand fourteen a writer named Tallahassee coats laid out the case for reparations in a sixteen thousand word essay for the Atlantic magazine coach word about slavery, and all the ways in which black people continued to be oppressed after slavery ended their things. The lack of access to education and housing discrimination. And he said, the US needed to pay its debts including maybe by cutting checks. That sparked a huge debate. And now a lot more people are talking about it, including a bunch of twenty twenty democratic candidates. But there's not a lot of agreement over how to solve this issue yesterday. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was asked about it reparations for something that happened hundred fifty years ago. None of us currently living or responsible is a good idea. We've tried to deal with our original San of slavery by fighting a civil war by passing a landmark civil rights legislation. We've elected an African American president that comment created a lot of tension for today's hearing, especially because McConnell grew up in the segregated south testifying. The congress today, Tana hoc- coats, the author of that article the case for reparations said, it's not just about what happened way back when Giardi leader McConnell cited civil rights legislation yesterday as well. He should because he was alive to witness the harassment, jailing and betrayal of those responsible for that legislation by governments want to protect them. He was alive for the red lining of Chicago and the looting of black homeowners of some four billion dollars victims of that plunder, very much alive today. He's done research on this, connecting the disparities for African Americans today to slavery and the Jim crow era and so of other people, according to a study from the center for American progress, the average black household in two thousand sixteen had a tenth of the wealth of the average white household, today's hearing was packed other people who testified included Senator twenty twenty presidential candidate, Cory Booker, and actor Danny Glover to be clear, not everyone is in favour of reparations including some African Americans writer Coleman Hughes, testified that reparations for all descendants of slaves. Could insult black people. House speaker Nancy Pelosi has thrown her support behind. The Bill to study reparations something she usually doesn't do before legislation passes committee, but since Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has nixed the idea the Bill just to look into reparations probably doesn't have much of a chance of passing while he's in charge. So what's the skin? There were a lot of ideas pitch today on how to deal with reparations, but no detailed proposals. Remember today's hearing was just about whether there should be a commission to study the idea, we'll hear more about this because it's become a huge topic on the twenty twenty campaign drill candidates are using this as part of their platforms, and they've got some ideas for some, it's a check others are looking at broader proposals to close the wealth gap for African Americans. The timing furthest hearing wasn't random today's June team, a day on which people commemorate the end of slavery in the US, it's when the union army finally reached Texas in eighteen sixty five and let slaves know that they'd been freed by the emancipation proclamation, and people have been talking about reparations for slavery, almost ever since. Meanwhile, the UN is looking into a different controversial topic. The death of Saudi journalists Jamal kashogi that's next. There's a new report out that has people talking about the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin soman, aka m b s the report is calling for him to be investigated for the murder of former Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi. We already knew a lot of what's in the report. But there's some new info and it's pretty condemning before we get into it too much. Let's take a step back. Jamal kashogi was a Saudi journalist who had been critical of the Saudi government. He was last seen walking into the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. At first people thought he might have been kidnapped, but then evidence started coming out that he had died after some pressure, the Saudi consulate confirmed saying there had been an altercation. They called it a botched interrogation, then the Turkish government revealed there were recordings from inside the consulate after listening to them and doing some research of their own the CIA confirmed that kashogi had been murdered and that it was planned. And they said the murder plot went all the way up to the top to the crown prince other countries came out condemning MB s but not the Trump administration NBS has friendly ties to the Trump family, Republicans has split with the White House on this one, though, congress has condemned the Saudis and voted to pull military support for the government, but they never tried to sanction MB s. Enter this report by this U N investigator. Agnes Calamar Calamar listened to the tapes. She says you can hear Saudi officials planning kashogi murder. They talked about how to get his body out of the consulate even before he arrived. It's all pretty gruesome. The main takeaway is that the killing was premeditated. The report has been described as damning and it cast major doubt on the official Saudi story. Remember, they said it was just an interrogation gone wrong since then, the Saudis, have given each of kashogi children, a house, and at least ten thousand bucks a month, which some people think is an admission of guilt. Calamar now wants a further investigation into individual Saudi officials. She's specifically named check crown prince MB s and she suggested that targeted sanctions may be an order, the Saudis have already put eleven people on trial for the murder Calamar does calling for the Saudis to scrap the trials and start over saying, they don't live up to international standards, and that at least one person who should be on trial didn't get charged all of these findings and suggestions are going to be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council next week and they might put more pressure on countries to take action against the Saudis. And the crown prince including the Trump administration. June is all about the rainbow connection. It's pride month here at the skin. We know you like to celebrate smarter we've got what you need to know like the ABC's on LGBTQ plus and the icons that paved the way to pride, even our skin, h cures learned a few new things about pride how to be an ally. I thought was incredibly helpful. Like I know a lot of people identify as pens actual or like as actual, and I never really understood that that means for about digging into the fact that pride is happening, and different parts of the globe sort of at the same time I thought was really exciting. Check out all the guys at the skin dot com slash pride pride. The name you need to know today is joy Harjo the library of congress just named her the twenty third poet laureate. Basically, the country's official poet but she's the first native American ever to be chosen. So some info on Harjo she's a member of the Muskogee creek nation and grew up on native land in Tulsa, she's written, eight books, poetry, mostly about the history and experiences of native American people nature, spirituality and womanhood are some of her main themes, but she's not just a poet, she's written a memoir, and two books for younger readers, and she's released five music albums, the poet, laureate, usually works on a project that raises awareness of and appreciation for poetry Harjo says she hasn't decided what she's going to focus on during her tenure, but that she wants to bring people together to heal political, divisiveness here, she is in an interview with the academy of American poets though, I think of how poetry in Abel's us to maybe to shift our images of each other and to listen you cannot write poetry. You don't listen. Before we go today, we've got a fun fact coming to you from Adidas. You know, the sporting goods company by signature three stripes, on everything from sneakers to offer jerseys two bags and more, sometimes Adidas, which is it up with the logo. They make the stripes vertical horizontal or even backwards turns out a beat us only has a trademark for the slanted version. It was trying to expand that protection for. And this is a quote, three parallel equidistant stripes of equal with applied to the product in whichever direction today, the general court of the European Union denied them, the trademark and ruled that all those other directions are fair game. They said Adidas couldn't show that they're stripes had enough of a distinctive character throughout Europe, the court called a design just an ordinary figurative Mark trademark burn. And that's all for skim this, thanks for listening and make sure you subscribe and leave a review today is June teen, and we've got a deep dive on the importance of that day for African American history in our skim app. We've got a bunch of other premium content there, too. You can find it in your app store.
"Hundred fifty seven, this is NPR live news eighty, eight seven in Houston ongoing water. George Floyd's family was in Houston today to honor what would have been his forty seventh birthday congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee helped unveil a mural of floyd worry grew up in the third ward. She stood alongside felonious floyd who has people to vote in honor of his late brother good ball your income taxes on styles, Medicaid government assistance, and things of that nature vote for your neighborhood and your ancestors. Early Voting Begins Tomorrow in Harris. County Florida also made a plea for the US. Senate to pass Jackson lease justice, and policing, act, which was drafted following the death of his brother. Meanwhile. All of Fort Bend County's law enforcement officers could soon be wearing body cameras. Laurie and Martin tells us a new committee is working on a county wide policy. Some law enforcement agencies in Fort Bend County already have body cameras, but the goal is to equip all of them and create one policy for the whole county for bend officials say they plan to take advantage of a matching grant for body cameras Texas legislature created five years ago. But why did it take so long Houston in Harris County for Example have had body camera programs for some years now, Kevin? Buckler. Criminal Justice Professor at the University of Houston downtown. He says, there could be several reasons for the delay. There are some reporting requirements that are tied to that state grant that may serve as kind of a deterrent to some departments. Afford Ben County spokesperson says there had been conversations to pursue the state grant before but got new urgency with the death of George Floyd. Police shootings this year I'm Florida and Martin in Houston in San Diego. Right. Now, there are playing game to the American League Championship series at the top of the ninth the Tampa Bay rays lead the astros forty two. We're expecting mostly clear skies tonight overnight low drop down to about sixty eight degrees. It's going to be sunny and warm tomorrow with a high near eighty seven and then temperatures around sixty five degrees tomorrow night right now partly cloudy Skies Ninety degrees on the UH campus I'm gail daughter News Eighty, eight, seven support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include. cdw It orchestration.
5-9-19 What's News
"The news. It's time for new coal Sandler's. What's news from Nicole Sandler dot com and the progressive voices network there with high drama on Capitol Hill Wednesday at the same time. The House Judiciary committee was voting to hold attorney general William bar in contempt of congress for his refusal to comply with their subpoenas to turn over the full unredacted Mullah report with all of the underlying evidence. The White House pushed back by invoking executive privilege to block the release of the Muller report. House Judiciary committee, chairman Jerrold Nadler responded, calling the administration's move a blanket defiance of Congress's oversight responsibilities and issuing a very dire. Warning, we've talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it. We are now in a constitutional crisis. Benjamin Franklin in seventeen eighty seven was asked when the exited the constitutional convention, what type of governments have you given us, sir. And he's by a woman who asked him the question, he said, a Republic, ma'am, if you can keep it now is the time of testing, whether we can keep a Republican or whether this Republic is destined to change into a different more Tarango form of government as other republics have over the over the centuries. We must resist this this is far broader than Republican or democratic or even the rights of congress. This is whether we can put limits on the power of the president any president and then executive branch and hold the president any president accountable. That's what is at stake. Here. We cannot flinch, and we will not flinch Sheila jackson-lee had a few words to say about the White House invoking executive privilege over the entire Muller report posing for a moment because I do think this is a moment in history but having received a cop. The letter to the president of the United States by general bar and a letter from the department of Justice indicating after their purposeful collapse of the negotiations. I can only conclude that the president now seeks to take a wrecking ball through the constitution of the United States of America for the first time in the history of the United States. A president is now exiting executive privilege over every aspect of life that the American people desire to have information whether or not their forcible Care Act is dissolving the pre existing condition whether or not children are being separated from their parents. Whether or not the environment is being destroyed anything the congress wants to do on behalf of the American people is now being alleged to be under the jurisdiction of privilege. Contempt measure now goes to the full house for a vote while the battle over the Mola report is most likely headed to the courts, the president is to oppose all democratic subpoenas. While the Democrats say the White House stonewalling of congressional investigations. Might lead to impeachment proceedings despite Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's assertion that regarding the molar probe. It's case closed. The Republican controlled Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed, Donald Trump junior. Donald Trump junior is in a standoff with the committee about returning before this panel. There's some concerns within Trump junior's camp that this may be an effort potentially to walk into what they believe is a perjury trap. What we were told from one source familiar with the matter that Donald Trump junior may even take the fifth if you were to come to Capitol Hill and be forced to testify upper not come at all, which of course, would raise a whole slew of questions and potentially holding him in contempt. The administration's latest assault on the constitution. Takes direct aim at the first amendment, Washington Post's. Dana Millbank tweeted on Wednesday that his press pass of twenty one years had just been revoked as part of its broader crackdown on journalists access other. Journalists began tweeting that there. Credentials to had been revoked it appears that the Trump administration has begun enforcing new rules that severely limit the number of journalists given press passes that afford them easier access to the White House. So whatever happened to leaf Ellen love North Korea on Thursday fired at least one unidentified projectile from the country's western area. According to the South Korea military, it was the north second weapons launched in the last five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be endanger. Yeah. Think Washington Post is reporting that Donald Trump is growing increasingly angry at John Bolton over the failure to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro complaining that his own officials misled him about how easy it would be to overthrow him. Trump is said to be blaming his national security adviser accusing him of trying to pull Trump into a war with Venezuela and its allies officials. Have told a newspaper the chances of Madero making swift exit have decreased and the Trump is annoyed about having to be involved for the quote long-haul. Trump reportedly complained that Bolton and others underestimated Madero who the president has described as a quote, tough cookie. Interesting that this change of heart came about not too long after Donald Trump had an hour long conversation with Maduro supporter, Vladimir Putin. And finally, it's a sign of the times. Denver voters on Tuesday approved of ballot measure to decriminalize hallucinogenic Silla cyb and mushrooms the citizen initiative passed on Wednesday afternoon by a slim margin with fifty point five six percent in favor and forty nine point four four percent against. And that's just a bit of what's news for now. I'm Nicole familar. If you appreciate these reports, and the Nicole Sandler show, I hope you'll consider making a contribution. My work is fully listener supported and I can't do it without your help. Find out more at Nicole, Sandler dot com slash donate.
May 29, 2019
"Good Wednesday morning, I'm Jake Sherman and welcome to your political playbook audio briefing. Stay tuned after the show for message from jewel labs, and I'm Anna Palmer, Joe Biden was at a fundraiser last night in Houston, the Houston chronicle quoted by it, and saying, America's less divided today on issues than when I got to the Senate as a twenty nine year old kid, then we were divided on everything from war to the women's movement, too civil rights across the board, but our politics is broken. You got wonder how many democratic primary voters agree with us spotted the Biden event per the pool report, Texas Representative Sheila jackson-lee, and Sylvia Garcia and Houston, mayor Sylvester Turner. The numbers look good for Biden Marc Caputo, writes, the two polls of likely democratic primary voters completed last week showed the former vice president with a twenty one percentage point lead over the second place candidate, the story everyone talking about Mitch McConnell weighed in on a potential supreme court vacancy in twenty twenty McConnell responded that Republicans would fill the seat either. In the middle of twenty twenty election. Mcconnell's spokesman David pops the difference between now and three years ago when McConnell famously blocked Merrick garland, is that the White House was controlled by a democrat and the Senate by Republicans. Now, they are both controlled by the GOP you might not like it. But this is broadly consistent with where McConnell has been on this issue. Here he is on March. First 2016 hat tip to NBC's. Frank Thorpe who dug this up the Connell says, quote, you'd have to go back to eighteen eighty eight. When Grover Cleveland was in the White House to find the last time a vacancy created in a presidential year with confirmed, by the party opposite the occupant of the White House. So this fantasy will not be filled. This year are calling melanie's nota was in Grand Rapids, Michigan were just in a Marsh got a hero's, welcome at his first, townhall, since calling for Trump's impeachment Ammash seems to be the most forceful and have the most clarity of any democrat or Republican lawmaker when it comes to impeachment. The Washington Post is a story up on how, how subpoenas for Trump's bang. Records with Deutsche Bank Capital, One Arnhold as president appeals through the courts and the New York Times gets pretty harsh review of Michael wolf's new book, noting. How many of the details in the book relying on named sources and also it appears to heavily rely on Steve Bannon, the New York Times has the behind the scenes story on how the president has been upset with John Bolton including during a recent trip, Tamara Lago Bolton is in the UAE to discuss security matters on the twenty twenty front ROY Moore tweeted that he was interested in running for Senate against Doug Jones in Alabama that got swiftly swatted down by Donald Trump junior. And here's what's on tap for Trump's Wednesday. The president will participate in a ceremonial swearing in of the export import banks president and port of directors chairman at twelve fifteen pm in the Oval Office, he will have lunch with President Mike Pence, and the president will then meet with secretary of state. Mike Pompeo at three thirty pm in the Oval Office subscribed to playbook at politico dot com slash playbook. Our mission Agila labs is to improve the live. Of the world's one billion adults smokers by limiting cigarettes, but youth use vapor products endangers that mission. And we're addressing the issue head on, we've stopped distribution of certain flavored vapor products to judicial retailers and restricted their sale toward Twenty-one up age verified website, we've exited Facebook and Instagram expanded our secret shopper program to promote retailer compliance, and we're advocating to raise the minimum age for all tobacco and vapor products including our own to twenty one and up nationwide.
December 12, 2019: House Judiciary Committee continues to debate impeachment articles
"Today's show is brought to you by net suite by Oracle the cloud based business management software. That gives you the visibility and control you need to grow. Net suite is offering their free guide. Seven key strategies to grow your profits at net sweet dot com slash. Five things. Good Morning. I'm Taylor Wilson and this is five things you need to know Thursday. The twelfth of December Twenty nineteen in a reminder you can follow us at USA Today podcast on twitter for all things five things plus other great USA Today the audio content on Wednesday. We asked who will win time. Magazine's person of the year some responded saying Greta Tune Berg Others Nancy Pelosi worthy impeachment and whistleblower. It ended up being Greta. The teenage climate activists join the conversation at USA. Today podcast now onto the show. Get you started the House Judiciary Committee. We'll get back together on Thursday and we'll likely vote to send articles of impeachment for a full House vote put. The committee will vote separately on each article abuse of power and obstruction of Congress accusations around president. Donald trump that he abused his power whereby pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and he's accused of then obstructing by directing his staff to ignore subpoenas on on Wednesday lawmakers continue to bait impeachment proceedings. Republican ranking member. Doug Collins argued that Democrats are attempting to impeach trump. Because they don't think they can beat him in next year's election the real legacy of this impeachment hearing will not be the removal of Donald Trump is president in fact if anything they see the majority for what they are on three year vendetta to get someone that they couldn't beat and they're desperate to do it before he beats him again next year but Democrats continued to say that the president it end violated his position of power congresswoman. SHEILA JACKSON-LEE I. President trump violated his oath of office by placing his personal and political interests. It's above the national interest by scheming to get Ukraine to investigate a potential election opponent. Second President trump retrain the national interest by withholding vital congressionally congressionally appropriated security to beleaguered and besieged ally facing armed aggression from Russia. America's implacable foe before final votes. That Committee on on Thursday will consider potential amendments at that point Republicans could attempt to remove or limit accusations but Democrats Outnumber Republicans twenty eighty four to seventeen on the panel so they're expected to control any contested votes across the pond. In Britain the fourth national vote in in four years. We'll be held on Thursday and polls are showing an uncertain outcome. If Boris Johnson's incumbent Conservative Party remains in power. It would clear a path for Brexit to happen after all on January thirty first but if he loses or if he doesn't win a large enough majority Labor Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn might attempt to form a minority government by partnering with other opposition groups. Remember that under the country's centuries old political tickle system voters elect a party not a leader that means the ruling party can make changes at the top while staying in power next up Thursday. Today is the deadline for two thousand twenty Democratic presidential candidates to qualify for the final debate of the year to make the cut for the December nineteenth debate candidates nate's must receive four percent or more support and at least four polls. They also need at least two hundred thousand unique donors seven candidates have qualified lied so far though Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said. She won't be attending even if she qualifies. Joe Biden Peop- you judge Tom. Steer Bernie Sanders. Amy Kluber shower and Elizabeth Warren of qualified and Andrew. Yang is right on the cusp. A federal appeals court in Boston on Thursday. We'll hear from lawyers lawyers for Boston. Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Sarnia of as they appeal his death. Sentence so naive was convicted in two thousand fifteen of carrying out the April 2013 bombings with his brother. Tamarins have who died. Shortly after the attack. Three people were killed along with two hundred sixty injured lawyers lawyers for F- Who's now twenty six or seeking to have his death sentence overturned arguing that he didn't get fair trial because the twelve jurors were exposed goes to excessive media coverage following the attacks. Sorry naive is currently an inmate at a notorious supermax prison in Colorado and is not expected to attend attend the hearing unless up the US hopes to bounce back at the Presidents Cup following a rough opening day. The Golf Tournament in Australia. 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Levelling the Playing Field: Reparations, 5G, Game of Thrones
"It's Friday April twelfth. Welcome to skim this. We're bringing down the most complex stories of the day and giving you the context on why they mattered students at Georgetown University voted to pay reparations to descendants of slaves who were sold by their school today. We'll connect the dots on reparations why there's been a debate over them. And why it's getting louder ahead of twenty twenty. Then the Trump administration is in the race to close the digital divide. We'll tell you what this could mean for rural communities and finally it's a big weekend for the seven kingdoms. We're very excited. We're here to make your Friday smarter. Let's skim this. Support. For today's episode is brought to you by Dunkin. They've got a whole new line of signature lattice. Blueberry, Chris caramel craze and Kokomo which is good because we've got a lot of news to cover. Sipping is believing. The most complicated story today is about reparations reparation means to repair something. Sometimes that means saying you're sorry other times. It also means some kind of payment to make up this week students at Georgetown University voted to create a reparations fund for a group of people living in Louisiana and Maryland who are the descendants of slaves slaves who used to work plantations linked to Georgetown, but were sold in eighteen thirty eight so we're going to get into what this vote yesterday was about where it came from. And why it's part of a larger debate about reparations that you're going to be hearing more about. Georgetown University has been around since the late seventeen hundreds back, then it was called Georgetown college. It was run by Jesuit priests in eighteen thirty eight they ran into some by Nanteuil trouble and decided to sell two hundred and seventy two enslaved people who are working on plantations in Maryland that the Jesuit priests owned. Those people were sold for what would be over three million dollars today it saved Georgetown from going under, but the sale broke families apart they were sent to plantations in Maryland in Louisiana and to the state many of the descendants of those slaves are still living in those areas. One city in Louisiana called Marin Gwen is mostly made up of those descendants and many live on incomes, far below the national median. A student at Georgetown on earth this backstory back in two thousand fourteen and there was backlash some called on the university to rename building named after one of those Jesuit priests. Others called for a memorial honoring the two hundred seventy two enslaved people the university issued an apology and started giving preferential admission to their descendants, but some students at Georgetown wanted more. The added a question to a student referendum calling for each student to pay an extra twenty seven dollars and twenty cents in reference to the two hundred seventy two people that adds up to a few hundred thousand dollars a year for charitable fund to help those living descendants that was the vote that happened yesterday. And like we said it passed, but not everyone thought that this was the right approach some students say they shouldn't have to pay for something the university did more than one hundred years ago and the university still has to sign off. But if they do it would make George. Town the first institution in America to pay reparations for making money off of slavery. To be clear paying reparations, isn't you? But it's controversial since the nineteen. Fifties. Germany has paid holocaust survivors, millions of dollars in reparations, South Africa has paid reparations to victims of apartheid violence back in the eighties. The US pass legislation apologizing to Japanese Americans in turned in camps in the US during World War Two and started a program to pay them back during the civil war. Some in the US pitched reparations for former slaves in eighteen sixty five union generals wanted to help release slaves buying their financial footing by giving them land, forty acres and a mule but president Andrew Johnson nixed. It. All of these are one to one reparations. We did something wrong to you. And we pay you back or in the case of Georgetown, your descendants. Where reparations get tricky is when it becomes about more. The idea has been around for years, but in two thousand fourteen writer Tana hoc- coats wrote in epic sixteen thousand word essay the case for reparations. Because didn't just argue that the family members of slave should get payback from the people who profited he said after slavery ended American society kept treating blacks like slaves through racial segregation, laws known as Jim crow through criminal Justice and housing laws through the lack of access to education and voting booths. And he said black Americans deserve reparations for that stuff to pay off. I don't mean hush my I don't mean when given so that we never have to talk about this again. I mean in a tire process and money is part of that process. Yes. Indeed. That essay and the Georgetown case got people talking. Ng in January congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee, reintroduced a Bill to establish a federal commission that would study how slavery effects African Americans today and come up with ideas for reparations house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's on board this week Senator Cory Booker who's also running for president introduced the same Bill in the Senate, and he's not the only twenty twenty democratic candidate talking about it. We have never fully addressed in this country, the original sin of slavery. I'm believe it's time to start the national full blown conversation about reparations. When I am elected president, I will sign it. But it's not clear how the Bill to even investigate reparations. We'll do it will have to pass the Senate Judiciary committee the head of that committee. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says it's too divisive. Other Republicans have said the same. But now for the first time ever, the idea of reparations has become a major issue in congress and in a presidential election. So what's the skin? Reparations historically haven't been a popular idea. And they still aren't with the majority of Americans. Recent polls show just one in four people support reparations and only about a third of Democrats and for those who do support it. There's no single approach or plan that everyone agrees on Democrats including Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders are also pushing programs to help African Americans, but also lower income people overall, but reparations has become a part of the conversation in a short amount of time. And you'll be hearing about it more in the months to come. There's not just a racial divide. There's also a digital divide. The Trump administration says it's time to catch up that story is next. There's nothing like feeling fancy without draining. Your Bank account getting fresh lowers saying keep the change putting on a face mask or sipping on Dunkin's new handcrafted signature Latsis with Labour's like blueberry, crisp caramel, craze and Kokomo. They'll have you feeling pinkies out all day. Sipping is believing with Duncan signature Latsis America. Runs on Dunkin. Price and participation may vary. Limited time offer. This afternoon. President Trump announced his administration's going big on faster internet across the country, five G or fifth generation networks is the infrastructure that will power the next phase of superfast wireless connection like a hundred times faster than it is now the tech industry is counting on five G to power self driving cars and smart cities Shaquir five G networks will absolutely be a vital link to America's prosperity and national security in the twenty first century. And there's a global race to build five G networks. That's because whichever country has five g I is going to have a huge global economic advantage. Trump wants to win that race and bring more Americans along for the ride. So what was announced today? I the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC says it's going to auction off more Airways next December. They'll at wireless companies bid on three big chunks of airwaves, which will be crucial to connecting new five G devices to high speed internet second the FCC is going to spend twenty point four billion dollars over the next ten years that money will be given as subsidies to companies that expand wireless coverage to rural areas, here's FCC Commissioner a Jeep pie. He grew up in rural Kansas this money will extend high-speed broadband to up to four million homes and small businesses in rural America. So why is expanding internet access? So important the FCC says they want to close the gap between people who have access to all the information. The internet has to offer and people who don't it's called the digital divide. And that divide is bigger than you'd think the FCC estimates that about thirty million Americans don't have access to high speed internet, especially in more rural areas. That's because to get that right now, you need miles and miles of fiber that run from the provider to your house laying all that cable is too expensive in rural areas where everything is so spread out ninety seven percent of people who live in cities have broadband access in rural America, it's only sixty five percent. How are they going to? Do it airwaves to the rescue? The auction will put about three point four gigahertz of airwaves up programs providers are pushing for mid band airwaves which can be projected over greater distances like out in rural areas. So instead of laying all that cable. They can use airwaves for what's called fixed wireless to get the same effect. Big carriers like AT and T and Verizon have already been rolling out five G in major cities with this move. The Trump administration is also cutting red tape to speed up the process and give carriers more incentive to build out by g and better internet access for the rest of America too. We've heard it all before millennials are killing lots of industries manny's napkins print newspapers. This is not one of those stories because it turns out millennials are also helping one crucial industry the house plan industry. Yep. You heard that right. In the last three years sales of house plants in the US have jumped fifty percent. It's a one point seven billion dollar industry. And according to the national gardening association millennials made up thirty percent of gardening households more than any other demographic. But they don't just water their plants. They share them. There are two point seven million Instagram post with a hashtag plants of Instagram studies show that house plants reduce stress levels and boost moods. And they detox NASA says they get rid of up to eighty seven percent of household air toxins in just a day. Wanna learn other ways you can hit reset on your health this spring? Check out the skin spring forward campaign on our website, the skim dot com slash spring forward. Spring it started. But winter is here the long-awaited final season of HBO's game of thrones premiers this Sunday. So before we go today, we've got some fun facts coming to you from west arrose. I women rule in west rose. And the show is helping them close the pay gap to all the core. Cast members are reportedly paid the same second people dying game of thrones allot, computer, science students in Germany have developed an algorithm to predict the survival rates of different characters. They save Bron a night and Jamie's army is most likely to die next. Sorry braun. And finally the battle for the throne is epic. It takes about two and a half days to watch all seven seasons back to bed without breaks. So if you binge you can almost be done by Sunday night's premiere. And that's all for skimmed this. Thank you so much for tuning in this weekend to keep us in your feet. Be sure to hit subscribe. We'd also love for you to share the show with your friends and rate and review as wherever you get your podcast. A lot of news happens over the weekend. So if you want to catch up first thing on Monday, sign up for our morning newsletter the daily skin, it's everything you need to know to start your day, right on your inbox. You can sign up at the skin dot com.
Republicans struggle to define Kamala Harris
"On all in. It's Joe Biden and Coppola Harris appearing for the first time together as the Democratic ticket eighty three days to go to November third the march to take out trump begins as the impeach president and his cronies throw a kitchen sink of racism sexism and dirty tricks push a third party spoiler and sabotage the postal service to gum up the mail in election. Adam Schiff is here on the trump campaign's corruption when all starts now. Being from Philadelphia Malley she in for Chris Hayes today was the eagerly awaited coming out party for the Democratic ticket that hopes to bring an end to the presidency of Donald. Trump Joe. Biden. took the stage for the first time with his newly minted running-mate California Senator Kamala Harris. She's the child of immigrants from Jamaica and India. The socially distance joint appearance was at a high school in Biden's home state of Delaware the pair promised to reverse the damage inflicted on this nation by Donald Trump and Mike Pence and offered warm words for each other. It was their first full day together as the Democratic ticket and what Biden called a battle for the soul of the country. Come on how to govern. She knows how to make the hard calls. She's ready to do this job on day one. and. We're both ready to get to work rebuilding this nation as common to be the last four in the room. Always tell me the truth which she will. Challenge my assumptions if she disagrees. Ask the hard questions. 'cause the way we make the best decisions for the American people. Biden and Harris also gave us a first look at how they plan to make their case against trump and pence a case that Kamla Harris cast as. And shut. Trump is also the reason millions of Americans are now unemployed. He inherited the longest economic expansion in history. From Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then like everything else he inherited. He ran straight into the ground. Because of trump's failures of leadership. Our economy has taken one of the biggest hits out of all the major industrialized nations. With an unemployment rate that has tripled as of today. This is what happens when we elect a guy who just isn't up for the job. Well, Joe Biden. Kalahari seemed to have a clear sense of how to go after Donald Trump and Mike Pence Republicans the trump campaign seem less sure about how to attack Harris for example, this evening, the president who's known by pretty much everyone to be a serial liar attacked Harris says quote weak on facts that's rich. They really have no idea how to go after her and so they've been. Throwing everything at the wall. Even if it is utterly contradictory, they're trying to cast her as a puppet but also as power-hungry a Wall Street Schill but also a radical leftist opposed to the black lives matter movement while also in thrall to it, it's a muddled message that suggests they have no idea how to define Kamala Harris despite having months to prepare for this announcement she ran for president. She was she is a United States senator she was the attorney general she's got a record and so all the president seems to have at this point is racism sexism and dirty tricks. We'll be getting to the dirty tricks later on in the show, he's already coming out calling Harris mean and nasty, which is typical of what he says about women and today the president continued his racist tweeting to scare quotes suburban housewives about quote low income quote people invading their neighborhood. Not. Trump's attacks in this campaign. So far I've gotten much traction and he's desperate for a way to close the gap in a race that he is losing by more than eight percentage points. Today couple made the case that the country needs a democratic margin of victory that is as wide as possible. We need more than victory on November, third, we need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire. To be, we don't have to accept the failed government of Donald Trump and Mike. Pence. In just eighty three days, we have a chance to choose a better future for our country. Joined now by Democratic Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee of Texas Congressman, good to see you again. Thank you for being with us. There's been a lot of information that's come out in the last twenty, four hours about Comma Harris for anybody who didn't already know a lot about her but there was an article that we ran on NBC today which says history shows running mates don't help much but Kabila Harris could be different talking about the fact that the vice presidential candidate sometimes makes people think differently about the presidential candidate what do you think that? means. In this particular race what will people see in Joe Biden because of Kamala Harris. Elliott is good to be with you and I, think I'll use the phrase that the vice president you are you ready to do the job? And what they will see in this ticket Biden narrows is that they are willing to do the job I'm wearing I red white and blue stopped today because this is America's team. At what they will see in camera is that she has the ability to go to suburbia. To Go to rural America, go to America and give people a seat at the table. You know I've already said that as it relates to black woman in particular, he represents women of Color and southeast Asian and a black woman that he has taken us from the bottom of the heat from the bottom of the mountain to the mountaintop, and so I believe that will be a an impressive impact that she will have in this unity ticket. This working class brother. Meeting his advocacy for working class America. And joining an with an. Prosecuted with compassion. And a change agent that's something new. WE'RE TURNING THE CORNER AMERICA wants change they want a difference, but they also want to have a team that is caring and compassionate, and we'll give them the tape. I'm actually surprised in the last twenty, four hours I expected that given that there was a very good chance that the vice presidential pick was gonNA become a Harris and given how much everybody knows about Karma Harris that the Republicans would have been better armed with something a little more cogent than what they've come out with president trump has called her nasty. He says that she looked angry they say that she's a radical leftist they say, they say that she's a disappointment to the left wing of the Democratic Party I mean it's all over the map. It's not a particularly focused attack after spending months not being able to have a focus land of focused a attack on on Joe Biden. The. Only thing they haven't called her is a great American and something that she is herself. Along with Joe Biden to great Americans, she said I'm standing here today representing all the aerobic an ambitious women. She has no shame in that they've thrown the kitchen thinning alley nothing sticks because they are like deer with lights in their eyes and we've seen that we've all seen that we've all had experience trying to not hit this year but the point is is that There is nothing that sticks because she comes with a portfolio of of experience again of compassion of the ability to work in harmony with Joe Biden. As I heard him, say the last town or last voice in the room of what she seeks council and American people feel confident and comfortable that she knows what she's doing that she's ready to do the job and she's already been vetted. She's been through a presidential campaign She's a mom he's a wine. She has a tradition that we love that means immigrants with history will come to do. Well in this country. He's a black woman. She's a Southeast Asian Heritage and I, don't know what else. They can try to attack what I will say is that this team this unity team puts them in a box it makes them look nasty and small. With inadequate. In terms of of their policy offerings and I'm going to ask the question what are they running on Alley? What are they running on Jelly know that we're what opportunity and to bill back better and this nation is rumbling we need to build back better. Congresswoman Joe Biden when he launched his campaign talked about the soul of America, he said it again today he talked back then about Charlottesville. And that sort of element of disunity and discord in this country. But since then so much more has happened and social inequity and injustice has really become the big issue of our time. How for people who have been affected by this people of Color, women of Color Black Women how does Harris as vice president. Fundamentally. Changed their outlook. It's very painful experience those of us in public life those who are not in public life who run into this shameful. Aspect. Of America's coacher and it's very narrow. It's very narrow but exists a look at our social media and you will see the taunts and the accusation than the. Bad words that a used against black women others. Of Color. And so for us if I may take. there was a great deal with emotion. Because Her Selection Ryan Joe Biden firmed us of that. We finally had gained standards and also the other. was a behind us or. A narrow. Aspect of American life. The life that we have now is that we are all Americans with a seat at the table and that it will happen to be different. We now being recognized as having the ability to contribute into give value to our place here and I'll service to his country. That's what Campbell represents, and it represents in overcoming or any redder confederate statue of that the administration wants to throw in our face. Any ugly comments being made by candidates that are now running pudding or black girls in a woman on a part payment in Aurora Colorado, a treating them with the utmost of disbanded in disgrace it takes the sting of that pain to be able to say. That there will be those in the White House including vice-president. Biden that will listen to the softest voices and the misbehaving listening to the voices as far away from Washington. As consul it makes a difference his painful to hear tax that we have all seen and heard, but it is a light at the end of the tunnel to see this green screen that we're dealing with. By Harris, they're ready to do the job and I think many people have been in pain seeing a whole different perspective. Congressman, thank you as always for your time. I. Appreciate it. Sheila jackson-lee is a member of Congress, and a Democrat from Texas. She's the chair of the Congressional Corona Virus Task Force thank you for your time. I want to bring in former Democratic senator. Barbara Boxer of California she's the host of the boxer podcast you endorse come on, come on, come a Harris during her. Presidential run I also want to invite Selena Maxwell and she's the Co host of Sirius Xm's signal boost and the author of the end of white politics, how to heal our liberal divide. Welcome to both of you, Zelina tell me what's going through your head when you watched the unveiling if you will today the the joint, a announcement press conference with Kamla Harris and Joe Biden. Well. There were high expectations what to expect a lot of people are likely looking at their chemistry. This was the first time they were coming out together. I think. It's actually a very stark visual with the before times that you have a opponents to the current occupant of the white. House in masks. Demonstrating just how far we've come from before Donald Trump was the president and I think that you know what they demonstrated today is that they do have a warm relationship Joe Biden seem to fear a bit emotional as she spoke eloquently about her relationship with his late son Beau, Biden and I think that that connection and most importantly ally this shared values that they both articulated. You know that Kamala Harris would be the last one in the room holding him accountable for those communities that are so excited today more reason not just because the diversity in the pretty picture of having someone indisposition we've never seen before but that we've never had some with this lived experience and perspective before in that position, and that's going to change policy in a transformational way. Boxer thought things were interesting. One is the video that was released by. Joe Biden of the moment in which he invited. Kamala Harris to be vice presidential candidate, and to is the Joe Biden said when Barack Obama chose him and asked him what he wanted. He said I wanted to be I wanna be the last person in the room when you make an important decision and he said, that's what I ask. Kamala Harris to do to be the last person as early I just said in the room important decisions. That's a big deal that sort of. Put this whole thing into into context for a lot of Americans who are watching it today. No question about it. This was a very important decision and at Joe Biden and Barack Obama had that chemistry. They respected each other and that was what he wanted in a running mate someone who he respected she respects back I thought was a flawless launch and I agree with the congresswoman jackson-lee. It's a healing ticket. You just look at the ticket and it says something. Before they say a word about, yes we can come together, which is what we're seeing in some of the peaceful protesters we can come I thought it was flawless joke great speakers I think they felt very comfortable together. earlier today Donald Trump. It's almost like he just sort of redid a tweet that he did the other day about invasion of low income people to suburban areas and how for some reason he keeps talking about cory. Cory Booker. Being in charge of it, which makes zero sense. But the suburban housewives thing he actually tweets it he says the quiet part out loud. I don't even know who calls anybody a suburban housewife but but. Couple of Harrison got to have some appeal to some of these people who Donald Trump is thinking that he's appealing to with these racist tropes. There are a whole lot of women in this country are looking at a couple of Harris who are not Republicans. Who you know who are looking at are saying this kind of amazing. I always say when people talk about suburban women that all women are not white alley and so it's really important when we're talking about the demographics of women going to the selection that we demarcate and say which one women were talking about or a woman Kamala Harris who has a multi-racial background in the fact that she identifies as black women, which is also the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, and so the fulsomeness of who she is I think. It makes it difficult someone like Donald Trump who really does see things in the nineteen seventies lens or maybe even a madman lens of. Racial politics in black and white, and if you try to remind people that cory. Booker. Lack. Which is essentially what he is trying to do with these tweets, right? That's all it is. You know you know exactly who he's trying to speak to but that's not where this country is headed islay. The Democrats do not need a majority of white voters to win the Election Barack Obama did not win a majority of white voters. We had a Democrats have not want majority of white voters since nineteen, sixty four. So Joe Biden and Karma Harris do not need a majority of white orders. They do need to increase turnout of black round, an API orders, and that is the coalition that can bring them to victory potentially. So, Barbara Boxer would help to have a bunch of people who are either disaffected with Donald Trump. Her may think of themselves as Republicans, but don't really believe that there's a Republican Party certainly not like the Republican Party that existed when you were in Congress? So Republicans are trying this attack on on Cable Harris as being a leftist radical socialist Antifa supporter you know her and you know her policies and that's kind of ridiculous to. Laughing I really have it. You know if I were to define her politics in, it's very hard because she's an independent person but I'd say she's a mainstream progressive person and. Just just like Joe, Biden is really a mainstream progressive person and in some issues, chill. Move more the left in some issues should be centered some issue she might even right-of-centre you can't predict or she's not. She's not sim. L'an went into politics because she had this philosophical desire to become part of a particular wing of the party she sees trouble and she wants to fix it and I just feel. So strongly when they when he says trump suburban women, I was a suburban women who Didn't have job in beginning I was I had to stay home with my little kids and then I got into the workforce when about six years old now here's the thing about suburban women. Win Suburban Women of any color creed anything. Her George. Floyd cry out for his mother. I would argue. That just touched their heart no matter where they live. So he can say suburban moms all want. All he wants a dog whistle and these issues. What about suburban MOMS who were don't know what to do because they don't they're scared about sending their kids to school. You know they're afraid that their mom and dad who were over seventy five in a die the virus. So the suburban MOMS are very right. Riding Paris ticket. I think. Barbara Boxer Center. Thank you very much. Zelina Maxwell. Thank yous earlier is going to be sitting in this guest host share on Friday night. I appreciate that. Because I got a different show I gotta do. Forward to that later on this week. If you thought the whole. Well, you're only me the our off I'm coming back at ten o'clock, but we will see each other on on Friday night. Listen you thought this whole Kanye West, campaign thing was a joke Then why did jared Kushner meet with him over the weekend I'M GONNA. Talk to Adam Shift Adam Schiff about the trump dirty campaign after this. Hey It's Chris. 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Hi I'm Chuck Rosenberg this season on my podcast, the oath I spoke with ten remarkable public servants, men and women who sacrificed for the common good who do things that are hard like former National Security Council official. Yona Hill we can have a serious discussion about where we want the relationship with Russia to go, but we have to stop using Russia as part of. Our domestic politics, civil rights, activists, Mile Wiley when police officers are not protected when they tell the truth that creates a culture of silence that makes them accessories and flight fifteen, forty, nine pilot Captain Sully Soliver to know that we had been in the cockpit of that airliner over Manhattan, at that low in altitude when we'd lost thrust on both engines with so few options. It was just astonishing catch up on season three of with all ten episodes now, available search for the Earth wherever you are listening right now to subscribe and here all ten episodes or free. I seems like forever ago but it's actually not even been eight months since President Donald Trump was impeached and one of the charges of his impeachment was for abusing the power of his office to try and sully his opponent to use the power of the presidency to employ dirty tricks to get reelected. But since that backfired, the president is attempting a new round. Of, dirty tricks to try to undermine the election like slowing down the mail and demonizing mail in voting during a pandemic that he has failed to control, and we'll have more on his attacks on the US Postal Service in just a little bit. But I want you to put that aside for a second. The latest dirty trick is trying to get music superstar. Kanye West on the ballot that trump and Republicans appear to be boosting Kanye West who admits he cannot win does not deny that he is trying to hurt Joe Biden however, we know that Republican lawyer named Lane ruling who represented Donald Trump's presidential campaign literally a week before this video was taken in Wisconsin, was actively delivering signatures to get West on the ballot in that state. We also know that the president's son-in-law top senior adviser Jared Kushner met with Kanye West last week in Colorado according to the New York Times, and it's true that Kanye. West has no chance of winning but that does not mean that Democrats shouldn't be worried about him siphoning off votes for Joe, Biden or from Joe Biden. In Twenty sixteen remember this third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein collectively pulled around four percent of the vote and when you combine that with the wikileaks dumpson James Comey's last minute letter that was enough to put Donald Trump over the top. A new poll shows Kanye West. Could have two percent of the vote that if you combine that with the attacks on mail in voting the delays and the Postal Service Attorney General Bill Bar. Well, that is maybe something the president is throwing everything at the wall and hoping something sticks so that he can sneak through into the presidency. Joining. Me Now is the man who led the impeachment against President Trump Congressman Adam Schiff Democratic California and the chair of the House intelligence. Committee Congressman. Good to see you. I thought it was important to talk to you because. People may forget a lot of people just don't like Donald. Trump. They think he's he's he's crooked but they forget that the impeachment was actually about a dirty election trick a dirty election tricks are something you and I talked about I. Think about a week ago with the intelligence that you've had that you'd like Americans to find out about but but you can't right now. This is another one if he's helping Kanye West to run with the with the aim of defeating Joe, Biden falls into the same basket. Well it falls into the basket of I'd states who will break any law rule abuse, the power of his office who will cheat. And No strategy is beneath him. You know this idea of recruiting a third party candidate you hope siphoned voters from your opponent it's an old boy, but it was among the dirtiest of the dirty tricks and and you never wanted to be associated with it. But here it's all out in the open the president's son in law dispatched to meet with. They're not even hiding it. You know the Barbara Boxer was just wonderful on your show a talked about the dog whistle in terms of the suburban households. It's not even a dog whistle anymore it's a whistle that everybody in here. Right and this is where the prisoners has descended to know tactic beneath no bigotry too great. A racist appeal too much. No know political dirty trick beyond the Pale. And the terrible thing about it is the Republicans in Congress weld say a word. They're watching their party destroyed their watching the ethics of the party leader of just a tear their party asunder and they don't have the guts to do anything or say anything about it, and that's that's what enables this. I WanNa talk to you about something you and I talked about about a week ago. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement in which it said we assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former vice president Biden and what it sees as an anti Russia establishment. The article reads that some Kremlin linked actors are also seeking to boost president trump's. Candidacy on social media and Russian television what what are you able to tell us about this because you and I talked about this the other day you and Senator Blumenthal and I talked about it you have information that we can't have because it's classified and I think you both share the view that some of it should be declassified but until it is what do Americans need to know about this? I think they need to know that the Russians are added again, using the same tactics they used in two thousand sixteen. Than far from dissuading them the president's words and deeds have had the effect of encouraging them to interfere again. So they're engaged on social media they're trying to denigrate Joe Biden and trying to boost donald trump in social media they're trying in an overt media they're also engaged. It looks like in some of the same kind of potentially hacking dumping operations you see these hacking emails and stolen audio reportings being released out of Ukraine. And of course, the see the intelligence nutrients. Recent statement pointed the finger at Deir Koch this pro Russian. Lawmaker Ukraine. So it looks like they are once again laundering information like they did through wikileaks this time potentially through cutouts in Ukraine there is a lot tell the American people that who has spoken broadly about in that statement but in go into much greater detail and arm the American people with information but also deter the Russians from the continuation of this. Final point I would make this. These two questions you asked me are related. Trump asked the Russians hack his opponent in two thousand sixteen. He then sought to force Ukraine's album. You then apparently begged the Chinese president to help them. And and now the Russians are helping him. and. In the past American candidates for President in presidents shunned or interference this president welcomes it. What can be done about it. At this point, we have eighty three days to an election. What are their emergency measures? You can take to either get this information declassified or I mean, what can you do because the things you're describing need to be fixed now? Well, a couple of things first of all weeded discover through our work, but the Russians are doing as well in our discussions with the social media companies, and then we need a pressure, the intelligence community to go public, which we've had some success with them doing. We need to keep that pressure on and and we'll need to figure out how to exert greater pressure if they're unwilling to American people with the need though what Joe Biden has already done was very important, which is Joe Biden has issued a statement saying basically have Russia. You better knock it off the president may not tell you the president may be grateful but I'm going to be the next president I am I will hold you accountable. So the Russians no. Now, there will be a price a and it won't be the kind of. You. Know. Sycophantic acceptance of everything the way they get from Donald Trump. Now, they'll have somebody that is willing and able to stand up to them and Joe. Biden mayhem provided the greatest deterrent because this president sir willing to do that. So Congressman if couple Harris becomes the vice president de run for the senator for California. Well, if if we're successful, all of our focus obviously has to be making sure that were successful November. The governor will have the chance to appoint her successor and he will have a lot of the choices but you know frankly I'm superstitious a we thought we were GonNa win for years ago. We can't take anything for granted particularly and most insidiously. As you point out the president trying to sabotage the postal service. Brian to discredit the votes of millions, we can't take anything for granted. One thing I learned very early on in the Russian investigation the threat to our democracy from outside the country from hostile powers like Russia is now much less than the red from with an ROM, a would be autographed named Donald Trump. Well I appreciate you setting it up because I'M GONNA be talking to mark. Diamonstein. The president of the American. Postal Workers Union right after you congressman. Good to see you. Thank you as always for joining me Congressman Adam Schiff is the chair of the House intelligence committee coming up next every day we get more and more stories about these concrete attacks that are taking place on the US Postal Service your postal service, and now there's a report out of high at what the machines they used a sort. The mail are being removed from facilities. 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While the Democratic Party is moving forward with a convention at a complete presidential ticket, there remains an ongoing attack on the election itself. As this show has been reporting for weeks president trump and donor turned postmaster general have been actively slowing down the mail in an election year in a pandemic when mail in voting will be crucial. The president of the Iowa Postal Workers Union tells NPR that not only has trump's postmaster general band overtime he's also removing. The sorting equipment used to process mail from delivery for delivery from at least some Iowa postal offices, which is slowing down the works. This is not just people within the postal service complaining people across the country who actually used the mail are commenting on the slowdown one twitter user asked yesterday quote anyone else having issues with the post office I mailed a package to Kelly on July thirty first and it still hasn't arrived that was on August eleventh. while. A small business owner in California said quote things are not right from a shipping perspective and it's really really critical to our business while we can't have as many clients in the store to be able to ship on time. Even. Former trump UN ambassador Nikki Haley complained that the popcorn factory had missed to delivery dates with no explanation messing up her nephew's birthday. Here's why a fully functioning postal service matters so much this election year new poll from Wisconsin I just WanNa, be really slow about this because I think you have to understand this is just one poll from Wisconsin Among those who say they will vote by Mail eighty-one percent support Biden fourteen percent support trump among those who will vote on election day sixty, seven, percent support trump twenty, six, percent support by. There's the whole story right there people WanNa vote by mail intend to vote against the president by an overwhelming margin and he's doing everything he can to make sure that doesn't happen joining me now. Instead he he's the president of the American Postal Workers Union mark. Good to see you again. Thank you for being with us. I wanted to put the election aside for a second. Americans depend on their postal service in a way that perhaps no other country does. For their checks for fast mail delivery. So even if Donald Trump wasn't doing this about the election, there is something going on right now, which is affecting the livelihoods of business owners and the and the prosperity of individual Americans. Let alone postal workers. That's absolutely right. Ali We new postmaster general look very little knowledge of the inner workings of the Costa there for just a few weeks before implemented a number of new policies that can do nothing but slowdown and delayed mail from reducing hours were when if the work still learning s to get done and workers don't have the hours to do it in the work doesn't get done A. Mail gets put a site changes in transportation removed certain amount of the equipment that you already spoke about, and this runs counter everything than postal worker stands for our DNA are used to treat the mail as zone get it to the customer work under law that says reliable efficient services prompt me speaking it means getting it there on time. So the these changes, it slowdown, the mail. Are. Completely. Opposed by the workers at completely opposed by American postal workers junior let this postmaster know that women lake both privately, and publicly the policies need to be reversed in the people need to get the kind of service that they deserve. Postal workers work at all weather. The ones we see the letter carriers work in a pandemic postal workers are actually frontline workers right now but the thing is you describe. As a business reporter, I've seen automation, right. I've seen them lay people off stop overtime in favor of machinery that actually gets it done. Faster or robotics automation but that's not what's happening here. They're actually cutting overtime and taking machinery out slowing down the mail. As you said, it makes no sense economically mixed no sense on any on any basis. What is the justification that you have been given for this? While the justification, it's in the press. Is this these cost cutting measure? But this is not the United States postal business that's not its name, and that's for a reason, the united. States. Postal Service at is here as a service and so was ms especially in. The idea of cutting hours the idea of complaining about overtime we've had forty thousand postal workers word since March somebody has to fill in those apple and those fluctuations are normally done with over here we are as you know, frontline essential workers in dangerous in challenging times bell proudly, still binding the people of this country together, and this is a time were coming under attack. Coming under sabotaging we're. Being. undermined. It it's really Maloney. Carolyn Maloney at the House oversight. Chair has introduced a bill that would require the United States postal service to maintain the same operations or level of service that it had on January first twenty twenty until either next year or the end of the coronavirus pandemic Nancy Pelosi and one, hundred, seventy, four, other house Democrats sent a letter to the postmaster general. Saying that if implemented now, operational changes will cause further delays to election mail that will disenfranchise voters. Everybody seems to agree this is a bad idea. What is Being done about it or more openly, what would you like to be done about this? What? What can we do to stop this? Well. I think Congress needs to. The. Endemic induced economic crisis is having a huge impact on the postal service. The Postal Service does not run on tax dollars in normal time it runs on ribbon and mail volume is down thirty percent. Now while packages temporarily hired that she's GonNa Nice Not Gonna let. So Congress in March really on a bipartisan basis to get. Stimulus Relief Abo- stuff is appropriated relief twenty, five billion dollars to get us through this emergency. And that was stopped by the White House. But in that same huge thin was packaged they end the march the private corporations were taken care with over five, hundred, billion dollars of really. Congress is now dealing with the stimulus question. Again, they need to get it right this time and make sure that the public sector and the public postal service gets the gun of emergency relief That's necessary. GEDDES food is bad. I'm glad you brought that up that the postal service did not get the treatment from the federal government that its private competitors did mark. Good to see you again. Thank you for joining US Mark Diamonstein is the president of the American Postal Workers Union Coming up as another on supporter wins Republican primary. What would it mean for the not? So fringe group of conspiracy theorists sue breached the walls of Congress but just ahead. All. Right. If you thought some of the current class of Republicans in Congress were somewhat anti fact. I truly regret to have to introduce you to the next likely congresswoman from Georgia. About. Nancy Pelosi. To Nancy. She's hypocrite she'd been anti-american. And, we'RE GONNA kick. That BITCON. Brazil. Yeah you heard right. That is Marjorie Taylor Green from her victory speech last night she is the winner not of some fringe thing. She's the winner of the Republican primary in Georgia's Fourteenth Congressional district and she's a big believer in the conspiracy theory movement called Cunanan and now Marjorie Taylor green is likely going to bring her baseless conspiracy theories into the halls of Congress after the general election this November, because she is an deeply red district but apart from being a conspiracy theorist, she's also just good old-fashioned racist with a history of saying all sorts of outrageous and offensive things. There is an Islamic invasion into our government offices right now. Okay. They are. You saw after midterm elections what we saw so many Muslims elected I. Don't know I don't know the exact number, but there were quite a few what we had that woman out of Minnesota. Now she's going into Congress and she's got to wear a head covering. Put their hand on the Koran and be sworn in. No you have to be sworn in on the Bible. She was talking about Minnesota Congresswoman Ilan Omar there who of course was allowed to be sworn in on the Koran because there's actually no such rule about the Bible. Now here's the thing Marjorie Taylor green the racist conspiracy theorist is an official Republican Party candidate for Congress in this on conspiracy that she believes in is dangerous awful stuff that could actually lead to people getting killed. It is important to understand how bad this. Is. Not just some fringe joke. At this point, it's exploding in popularity when more on that right after the break. They have office in Phoenix sent out a memo to its last year specifically referencing Cunanan warning about conspiracy theory driven domestic extremists since then queuing on his only grown in popularity, there are millions of people who are members, of Cunanan, groups on facebook and they are on the cusp of getting representation in the United States Congress media matters, reports that quote at least fourteen candidates made it out of primaries onto the ballot in November or onto primary runoffs and they include. Marjorie Taylor. Green. Who won the Republican primary in Georgia's Fourteenth Congressional district last night earning a congratulatory tweet. From President Trump himself I want to turn now to someone who's been doing incredible reporting on Cunanan. My colleague brandies address knee reporter for NBC, News. Who dwells in this stuff so that we don't have to but brandy I have to say you and I have been talking about this for a couple of years and I sort of take some satisfaction in fact you and Ben Collins Live. In this stuff. So the rest of us don't have to worry about it except you let it out it is now not just in your swampy world in which you work it is it is mainstreamed. This is not just on social media. This is not in the dark corners of the Internet. There are fourteen people who are running for Congress. Many of whom may win. Yeah Cunanan is no longer a part of the French. It is a mainstream political movement. It is It's terrifying and you know what's been really interesting is that this week we had an investigation where we got some leak documents from facebook and facebook an internal investigation where they were looking into Q. Went on on the platform and from that leaked. Investigation that preliminary results we saw a scale that even frightened me, and this is the low guests of it. According to this investigation is thousands of Cunanan groups with millions at least three million. That's the lowest estimate at least three million members followers now. That's terrifying I belong to a hundred of these groups personally. I see the conspiracies end the violent rhetoric, these people trafficking, and it is terrifying to meet someone who even gives that a moment of consideration is going to be in the halls of. Congress. So. You. Look to this woman who got her nomination last night I mean don't tell her. There's a Muslim who's MSNBC right now but that kind of trope is old. People who don't know about you and on they've got some crazy far out extreme dangerous views. Will Yeah. The whole notion of of of Cunanan, the conspiracy theory is based upon this idea that everyone in Hollywood elite from you know Tom Hanks to Kirstie alley to literally everyone to anyone who's eaten a slice of pizza. To all of the Democratic lawmakers from Hillary Clinton and John Podesta Nancy Pelosi are all trafficking children and in some cases eating children this is obviously insanity and this idea that they have in their minds is that one day because of his secret war that Donald Trump is waging against these child leaders and pedophile that they will all of these people that they hate all of their political enemies will be marched into on obeying executed that includes by the way probably UNIAN media alley. So this is this is not just a Maga- idea. This is not just a pro-trump philosophy. This is a dangerous violent conspiracy theory which has led to real world violence including at least one murder. What, what is the Republican Party had anything to say about this that maybe they don't want these people running under the banner. There have been a few Republicans have come and said, Cunanan's crazy. It shouldn't have any place in our party. And then when that happens like today, our congressional nominee out of Georgia she immediately jumped on this and said, how dare you attack me know any Republican who attacks me as a rhino and what's important to note here too is that a lot of the Cuban on base A lot of the Cuban unbelievers are also evangelical Christian. It is kind of Messiah Stick worldview and conspiracy. So a lot of those groups overlap. So which is what we might be seeing out of green who's also very conservative Christian So that equals the Republican base so while. You know the Republican establishment might not ever come out and say, Oh, yeah, of human on sounds pretty legit. Maybe we should listen to it. If they go against human on earth, they come out an outright deny or rebuke it, and what that does is it alienates a core portion of their base facebook has told us how large that group is but these people have been people that have been consistently coming to trump rallies and smaller gop rallies for for state. Lawmakers and for. Politicians on the state level so We don't expect to see or anything about it soon from them. Brennan this wild. Honestly, I have been listening to you tell stories for the last few years and this one is uniquely wild. I encourage you to follow brandy on twitter so that you can get up to speed on this brand driving. Thanks for joining US tonight. That does it for all in. You can catch us every weeknight at eight pm right here on MSNBC. 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"Not all the lie. Don't have the luxury to worry about frigging Rove's. I'm too busy trying to keep my family. And for the first time in my life I, actually see a way out. Just that little bit of hope is enough for me to have a fire in my belly bow would have freaking. Charts again world man if kissing office man I don't WanNa do. I'm voting for my family. And I'm voting for black people like me trying to be the same damn thing. I'm one of those men. Lord. A scene for this campaign season on our show has been that people can no longer be told how to vote they might be gay or young, or a woman, or an immigrant, or Hispanic or black, or any other number of people who were told before that, you're required to be Democrats and people are seeing the light. And saying, no, I get to vote for who I want to vote for. One of the guys who led the charge all the way back in two thousand sixteen, which seems like a long time ago, and it was in many ways they've been such vast. County because some people were bold enough to stand up and say, don't tell me how to vote I get my own vote and I'm going to cast it. As I want terrance Williams is a popular social media commentator actor Comedian Successful Entrepreneur in two thousand sixteen. He first came to our attention with a facebook live video that made him one of the most recognizable voices in this country for Donald Trump on Hannity. Greg Gut. Failed more importantly on this show and he's a featured comedian on the deplorables tour and he's got a book coming out from the Foster House to the White House. Hardcover it's terrance. Williams and we're happy to have you sir. Welcome back. Thanks for having me on. It's been a whirlwind ride hasn't it? Last? Four years have been have been kind of good for terrance Williams. Man You know what? The last four years have been kind of good for America. Well said my man well said. So, tell me about this book. So you know this book is about is this book I wrote the book to motivate into inspire I. I was you know raising a broken home my mother was addicted to crack cocaine. She had nine children. By, six different guys, and of course, they were not in the picture at all and she couldn't take care of a alone and being on and being addicted to crack cocaine. So she ended up losing to the system in getting her right. Taken away and I went to the Doctor Kit System be four hours in kindergarten and I lived in children shelters and bouncing from home to home, and until I was about fifteen years old and I was adopted. but it was pretty rough going through all all of that you know with so much. But but my faith in God got me through all of that. And despite me going through all those troubles and growing up piss poor I made it all the way to the White House Man. So I literally went from the Foster House to the White House and that goes to show that the American dream is real You know to go from not having a table to eat at sitting at the table with the president of the United States of America you know it showed the American dream is real and I want to remind everybody that dream is real and I hope to inspire and motivate foster kids from all over the world I mean anybody that facing any Challenges and most definitely I WANNA inspire. People. To adopt into foster. I agree you know we can't be pro-life. We cannot say women that is a child inside of you We understand you may not be able to raise that child. So let's as a society find ways. If we don't do that I mean it strikes me that we should be pro-life after babies are born and not just before they're born. Exactly and people also need to give older children a chance to when they do decide to foster in the dot because a lot of people they only want to adopt a baby like an infant Kotler but what but what about that twelve year old? What about that? Thirteen year old that is still a child and they meet somebody to believe in them. And somebody to help them believe in themselves and they need love just just just like that two year Oh that twelve year old and he's left to you know it's so many older ones that are not being paid attention to, and I think you know as Americans. We you know we should all step up and help are children that don't have home. You know turn on us. When the Challenger crashed in January, twenty eight, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, six, President Reagan that night spoke it was supposed to be the the state of the Union address but he spoke to the nation that night and he said that the astronauts had slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God, never forget that line and I will tell you when I talked to people who have fostered children. I see people who have who represent to me the face of God. There is nothing but goodness in them, and by the way Amy Barrett Coney. A. Coney Barrett an individual with with a background in that and Michele Bachmann in in Minnesota. But I I have come to know people we've had him on the show of met people who have fostered children over the course of time and one thing you find is they never foster one child. It's so changes their life that they say you know what I don't know if we can afford it I. Don't know if we have enough tom but I know that I want to do everything possible to change this world and that's how you do it. Exactly you know the those are the real American heroes and you know in family who adopted me they already had children and they didn't have much money at all like they could. You know they had enough money to put clothes on my back and to feed me but they didn't have like they were not rich at all. You know one, one of the parents were not like they were not even working at the top one of them was just going to school stealing. You. Know it was still a struggle but they but you know what they had in their heart to to steal adopt because they knew that they could take care of a child. They might not have riches and you know the you know but you don't need. To Take Care of a child, you know if if if you can beat the if you can afford to eat out and you can afford for that child to be under your roof then why not and they did it you know they sacrificed a few dollars and say you know what we can afford to take care of this boy and I really appreciate that because they didn't have to you know. But the Bangla that he did it was just such. A blessing and I've met all kinds of foster parents out there. I'm me and they spend their whole life having kids all in their home and they wanNA THEY WANNA adopt them obligate but is it possible? You know I mean it's just impossible to adopt a mall but sad that they that people have to take in like four three kids five kids because nobody else wants to kids you know it's like we all step up as Christians in this country or whatever, and just I mean just as Americans in and step up and let's take care of these kids you know turn. Out there. we'll continue our conversation with terrance Williams. His book will be out October Fifteenth from the Foster House to the White House. Coming up a quick reminder you can get your Michael, Berry show merchandise gear, you name it. At Michael Berry show dot com click t shirts, mugs, pins. Bumper stickers all sorts of fun stuff ten percent goes to camp. Hope Our residential Treatment Center for veterans with PTSD The other ninety percent of profits will be donated. Are Given, or earned by Chad Nakanishi and Ramon rogue bliss. It's our way of creating kind of a virtual tip jar for those two. So thanks for everything you buy on there it goes to a great 'cause. We were talking to terrance Williams men of many hats he. He was thrust onto the national stage based on facebook live video. He did in two thousand sixteen. He dared to be different a black man who said, I'm for Donald Trump and could tell you why and the harder they hit him and the more they insulted him the more he laughed in made others laugh laughter really is the best medicine and liberals are humorless. They can't laugh at themselves or anything else terrance Williams makes people laugh. He's been a featured comedian on the deplorable tour. He's our guest in his book from the Foster House to the White House we'll be out tober fifteenth and I would encourage you to buy. Teheran's I gotTa Tell You I've been very inspired. It's been a cause of mine since I ran for office twenty years ago and had a larger percentage of the black vote than anybody ever seen a Republican. Get in a city of Houston election. I was elected citywide in the seat that Sheila jackson-lee used to hold and I've always said stop pandering to people based on what you think they want based on their race and go after their hearts and their heads with good policies. And you'll be surprised you will get more votes among different groups that you don't think you can get votes from than you would imagine and I gotTa tell you I have been very inspired when I saw the RNC and the list of folks you know we spoken to Wesley Hunt. Dear, friend of mine WHO's running for Congress, here in the seventh congressional district who happens to be a Republican. And who happens to be black he's an Apache pilot war pilot fifty, five combat missions went to West Point as did his sisters fathers a twenty three year veteran I see some great things for America because I see more and more black folk saying I don't care what anybody says I, get to choose my vote and if they vote Democrat so be it but I see more and more black folks saying I'm not going to let anybody else tell me how I have to vote because of my skin color. that. You know what I agreement like you know all this pandering month stop. and must stab you know telling people what they would you think they wanna hear. No, you need to focus on what people need. And not what you think they won't do here. You know it's all about policy and actually do something because most of these people who handed, they don't really do anything at all. You know they are just all talk no action, the people who are all talk no action at all, and that's why I like President Donald J trump because he does not pander to the minority community he does not pander one bit at all but would he do this? Is He do backflips and cartwheels for the black community he out of his way I mean this man has done so much easier champion. For the minority community before they Chinese virus ruined our economy I. Mean it demolished our economy present it. So before that black unemployment was at historic low all time low numbers people never seen before it was. So it was like low low low and We had a first black president who didn't who didn't even get down to those numbers I mean in the black community but president trump has more black people. Then all first black president, which is crazy Look what he did for Hvac used they the HP colleges they banned Obama they said Obama we're taught. Asking for funding can you just give us? Can you just make it to where we don't have come up print ask and Obama will not do it but guess what president trump did fact HP Is receiving more funding than they ever receive before and they don't have to come back and knock on the White House door anymore they will just continue to get it president trump did that you look at the a black black poverty then an all time low before Cogan nineteen, ruin our country I mean the Chinese virus Chinese nineteen before he got a country and look at the first step act that freed over thousands and thousands of black people from from prison is like a reversal of of of Bill Clinton's nineteen, ninety, four bill and. that. Bill was that bill was endorsed by Joe Biden. Bill And so president trump is doing so much. I. Can go on and on I should have actually wrote this stuff down because there's too much to remember the man has done so much just slow just in his first thirty days. He did a lot I was like I can't keep up with this. You know I can keep up with this. He he just he's a dental much turns. Let me ask you a question. You have been very bold and very public and your support of the president. I have a number of guests and friends who will tell me that other blacks will say to them if they're you know they're angry at them for so publicly supporting trump but talk about some of the people who've been inspired by your support and your willingness to speak out because I think more folks are supporting trump than are willing to admit it on that side of town. Oh Man let me tell you the silent majority is real. You know people people are not speaking out because the climate this political climate is so toxic. You know people are scared to speak out because they will be vilified and crucified on national TV and then public these these people when you speak out eight you so you support for president trump. They are such a bunch of thugs and bullies I. Mean. These people are they have mafia mentality they will come for you just for thinking outside the box you know like they will put your head on a stake for thinking outside the box. So people don't want to have their livelihoods ruined because some loony liberal can't accept the fact that someone is open for trump. So people are just going to go and vote for him violently and I think president trump is going to be surprised about the amount of support. He's GonNa get in November he I don't even think he even realized. Like the numbers they think they're gonNA get are going to be way higher. They're going to be like, wow, hold on. We didn't affect that Oh lord hold on we did not expect those kind of numbers turns he can dead wrong when they see those numbers, they're going to claim he cheated. That's going to claim the Geeta you know, and that's why I said. Well, you know the National Guard must they must wait throughout these cities throughout the states on election day because when he win I think people are going to riot and loot and they are going to do it ten times harder than than they did it with George Floyd is going to be up. So lutely bunkers there's going to be crazy I. Think you're absolutely right Williams. You're a great guest. We'd love to have you back my friend, the book debriefing Tober fifteen from the foster house to the White House I. Love It. Thank you. Bye Man. A group of DAD's we end the story with this with this Upbeat News, a group of Dad's tackle and detain. Sex offender accused of peeping at eighteen girl in the bathroom. The story comes to us from WSPA in Spartanburg South Carolina according to the solicitor's office. This man Douglas Lane was looking at a fifteen year old who is using the restroom inside the cracker barrel. The victims saw his head under the stall then ran out of the restroom and told her dad what happened the Victims Dad said he asked a female employees to check the bathroom when the employees found. Lane and one of the stalls she told him to get out. That's when there was a confrontation between Lane Victims Dad police say lane trying to get away. But a group of parents helped detain him in the parking lot until police arrived lanes phone was found on the bathroom floor and he's been charged with voyeurism but this isn't his first time. Lane is a registered sex offender and has been charged at least eight separate times for peeping before this incident. Woman, I would I would do. I'll be afraid of what I would do. And I do not. Judge in the pants for what they did. There for sure the danger to the community especially to minors your honor Lane received a cashier e bond two thousand dollars and will be put on GPS for monitoring.
Protest Grow As Trump Signs Order On Police Reform
"Next the president signs, an executive order on police reform, but George Floyd's family noticeably absent from the White House today why I'm going to speak to Mr Floyd's brother. The search for Joe Biden's running mate Senator Comma Harris is out front and Mike. Pence tries to declare the coronavirus over even states now report record-high hospitalization rates. Let's go out front. And Good evening I'm Erin Burnett out front tonight. Protests growing tonight after president trump signed an executive order on police reform crowds as you can see, they're gathering calling for change for now the twenty second night, running the president, making his announcement in the Rose Garden today, but he quickly veered off course spending nearly as much time focused on his own accomplishments and the economy as he did talking about the matter at hand now I wanna be clear. The order has some possibly promising suggestions like incentivizing a ban on choke holds except officers. Life is in danger that of course though it'd be so subjective, it could defeat. Defeat the point. The order also creates national database to track officer misconduct, so that's the order and the president also met today with some families who lost loved ones to police, brutality and racial profiling, and in a moment I'm going to speak to the brother of George Floyd, who was not in that meeting, but in true trump fashion the president then overshadowed his own message on reform, so instead of acknowledging acknowledging the deep hurt across this nation, showing empathy compassion, and the calls for Social Justice and equality instead of acknowledging all that he repeatedly defended police attacked protesters. I strongly opposed the radical and dangerous efforts to defend dismantle dissolve our police departments without police. There is chaos law and order must be further restored nationwide, and your federal government is ready, willing and able. To help in many cases, local law enforcement is underfunded. Understaffed and under support Americans want law and order. They demand long order. They may not say it. They may not be talking about it, but that's what they want. The president then went on to attack his political rivals and praise himself. Listen to this. President Obama Vice. President Biden never even tried to fix this during their eight year period. The reason they didn't try is because they had no idea how to do it. And it is a complex situation. Nobody has ever delivered results like we've delivered. Nobody's come close. We enacted landmark criminal justice reform. Something that nobody else could get done. They tried and they couldn't even come close. We got it done and we got gotta done. Powerfully we secured permanent record funding for HP. That's historically black colleges and universities. Numbers that they never thought were possible. We expanded affordable options for better healthcare. We created opportunities zones with Senator Tim, Scott Billions and billions of dollars, being brought into areas and neighborhoods would never ever. Ever. Be. Taken care of monetarily. We're fighting for school choice. which really is the civil rights? Of all time in this country, we best unemployment and employment numbers think of that. In the history of our country, then we got hit by the virus. Along with the rest of the world, and now I'm building it up again here. We go again unless my formulas tampered with. We will soon be in a stronger position than we were before. The plague came in from China. Listing his accomplishments, but not talking in detail about reform, the reform that so many protesters of all races across the nation have been hoping for and Oregon out on the streets hoping for tonight. Kaitlan Collins is out front near the White House and Caitlyn. What are you learning about a meeting? This this very important meeting that the president had today where there were some families who have lost loved ones to police brutality present. This is the meeting Aaron that he had right before it came out to the rose, garden the White House later said it was a mutual decision that the family did not wanNA. Come out in front of the cameras as well, and that's why they weren't there, but you heard him name several of the families whose loved ones he met with people who of course have died at the. The hands of police officers, and one of them was Antwan Rose, and we've now heard from Anton Rosa's mother, who says she was not present. She did not go to that meeting with President trump and she said she would go if she had been invited so offering that clarification that though the president mentioned her, she wasn't actually there. We did hear from Ahmad, arteries family his they. They said that they found the president very compassionate as he met with them behind closed doors today. Of course, he later came out to the rose. Garden gave this full throated endorsement of police officers. An Errand I do want to note in that executive order that the president signed. It really just encourages these reforms mandate any kind of immediate action, and it really is leaving the heavy. Heavy lifting to Congress here not only for funding for some of the programs that the president outlined, but also enforcement which the president and the White House has said will happen on a local level so really. They're looking at Congress and as you know on the capital on Capitol Hill. It is far from clear that they're actually going to pass any legislation right now at this point. Caitlyn thank you very much and I want to go now to George Floyd's brother flowness Floyd and Benjamin. crump the attorney for the Floyd family I appreciate both of you taking the time flowness You! Know you you never you. You never got a moment where you don't have to think about what happened here now for day after day after day, and now the president has this meeting with families who lost loved ones to police, brutality and racial profiling. Some of them go some. Don't you did not attend why? Until. They signed the bill. The Sheila jackson-lee s brought off. I will. So did did were you invited and chose not to attend? We just got that from the Congress I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Go ahead look. Yes I'm sorry flowness. I was saying they did they did they invite you and you chose not to attend. I just got back from Congress. Mr, trump I'm sorry I interrupted. You I know you're obviously in two different locations. Go ahead sir. They're all saying. Was that so long? This floor just got back from testifying before the United States Congress way made passionately that this opportunity to get meaningful systematic reform to stop this police brutality, and these police killings, a justifiable killings of black people in America and he's testified before the United Nations tomorrow and he. Wholeheartedly supports the legislation that had been put forth by the congressional. Black Caucus that cost. They have been dealing with this issue, but dead games, and they know what meaningful legislation needs to be asked that they can attest George floors name to, and they don't WanNa do anything unless it's meaningful. And I know. You've made it clear. Obviously, you believe in Sheila jackson-lee. Legislation you know I. Just I'm trying to understand because you know. The president said that he you know that this was a very empathetic meeting that he was listening to people. I know that is not how you felt about your phone. Call with him at all do you? If he had tried to extend olive branch to try to include you in this. Would you take that as a genuine offer for to talk at this point or or not from this president? Air We don't want to. I would like the deferred. Turney. We don't WanNa talk politics. They just want justice for their family. Right I understand that Mr trump I just am only asking because you know Some people are in that meeting are saying the president was very empathetic and really trying to listen. Others are saying he didn't and I know it's important to see whether he's going to be willing to. To work on these reforms, which you show, passionately believe need to pass Congress. Will we hope that the leader of our country will be? Sympathetic to families who lost loved? Ones needlessly and justifiably high of a as long as said when they signed the proposed legislation into law. That Sheila jackson-lee in the Congressional Black Congress as put forward Dan. That's when they will feel good about them doing something for George, Floyd, not just saying things, but actually doing things to try to prevent black people in America. From, being killed, we testified last week. They asked us about while we thought it was a crisis that needed congressional actions now and I said. If you don't now, there will be in thirty days. Another black person kill unjustified the by police, and that was wisdom two days later Aaron in Atlanta Georgia on Friday night raisch. R. Brooks was Dan, killed in another city was five. We need to do something now to change the coach in to be able up police in America today. And, so the only thing we are today, felonious was this executive order where they incentivize police departments on the use of force. They want to incentivize a ban on choke holds, but but not actually Ban, colds right they, they say if the officers life is in danger would be the only case they're are allowed to use one, and then they have this officer national database to track officer misconduct. Is this a good start at all from how you see it bonus? Anytime you can get one step closer to justice. Anything can help right now because innocent people being killed every day. a police officers draw to serve protect. But you have to. Pay For. Take the naughty serving. Nobody should be of any of. So, so ban you know. Farrukh Shah the former officer charged with George Floyd's murder had eighteen prior complaints against him eighteen prior complaints. If that net national database that the president order today had existed a month ago. Would it have mattered? Do you think? Do you think that it would have resulted him not being on that force? Do you think George Floyd could still be alive today? That is a hope in if they would've had Prohibition against choke calls. You hope that would have saved his life. But as we said Aaron, it wasn't just a knee of Derek Shaaban. On George Flow has net that killed him. It was deleted the entire Minneapolis police. Department it was the knee of the discriminatory police in America that killjoys Floyd, and this is why this is our time right now. We have to take advantage of this moment to make these. So felonious, so there was something that the president said today addressed to you and other families who have suffered such tragic loss. Here is what he said. To all of the hurting families, I want you to know that. All Americans mourn by your side. Your loved ones will not have died in vain. So flowness from what you see so far. Are you concerned that your brother will have died in vain or do you think? That change really now is finally happening. Because of your brother. Her right now. Still America. I'm still trying to see what's going on in this world, because I haven't seen time and time. Nothing no result so as a now enough is enough. Hopefully we can get to that stage where everything is right, but right now still see. Ben, you know I have seen you over the years fight tirelessly, and you have not given up, and you have represented families and you have. Tried to make a difference. And here we are with these tragedies happening. Do you feel that progress has been made? Think that this is the best opportunity that I've seen in my career in this aftermath of the killing the tragic killing of George floor to make some real substantive change, I think it's a journey to justice error analogies interviews. We've done over the years. Sometimes we take a step forward then we'd take a step back as often happens on a journey, but right now right now with all these protests Erin. Go all over the country all over the world people protesting against racism and. Cover resume xenophobia and torture where these are not just American issues diese global issues, and we're all united in the name of George slowing, and this is our opportunity I do believe we will get merger summation. Focus and keep demanding. And legislation is is is what this comes down to changing. Those laws flowness you know recently. I spoke to Congressman Jim Clyburn and we were talking about the various bills out there and I asked him. If the Senate puts forward a bill that does not include a ban on show colds. Would that be a non-starter for him, and I thought his answer was very interesting here it is. I hate you ever call anything starter. Because if you get ninety percent of what you want in this one little thing is seeing the ten percent A. You might go ahead and. Fight another day. I'm a great believer in Johnson's old adage. A HALF LOAF is better than no love at all. Do, you agree. Everybody. Beacon say what they want to say like I told you. I loved one justice, but my brother. And Basically S it I don't want to. I don't WanNa. See No more killing innocent people I just won't justice for my brother. My brother pleaded for his life and he didn't get justice. I need it. All, right? I appreciate both of your time tonight. Thank you very much. Thank you? And next choke holds. What does trump's executive order really mean in practice about this tactic? That police department across this country have now banned on their own. will his order change anything? Former police chief Detroit who said he could have been George Floyd is out front plus Senator Kamala Harris Trump's executive. Order misses the mark. So, what does she propose I'll ask her. She's out front and Radio Silence President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci not a word between the two of them in two weeks why? Have! You ever felt like you're running to the bathroom more than you used to. 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Enter their fourth week following the death of George Floyd but the president's order, stopping short of an outright ban on the use of choke holds that many have called for. As part of this new credentialing process Cho- Kohl's will be banned. Except if an officers, life is at risk. And I will say we've dealt with all of the various departments and everybody said. It's time we have to do it. A for now the former police chief and deputy mayor of Detroit Isaiah Mckinnon and former federal prosecutor and our senior legal analyst Laura Coats thanks to both in Laura of the present, saying chokehold should be banned except for when his words officers, life is at risk which appears to me to be a very subjective measure. I mean legally when you add that to it. What does that actually do? Well doesn't change anything at all. I mean the subjectivity is really the question that many people have about the amount of benefit of the doubt. You give police officers if it's already in the police officers hands in terms of figuring out whether they are allowed to use a certain level of force. They've spare judgment. Call the off. The president statements have not changed that judgment call it still allows for that really big caveat bear that says if the officer essentially subjectively and reasonably believes that he or she is in danger. They can perform what has been banned by so many. It doesn't do much actually. Elevate the conversation or change the dynamic about reasonableness. So chief you recently wrote an op ed saying you could have been George Floyd in that. You called for a series of police reforms, including a a nationwide database to track bad officers, which is part of the president's executive order as we mentioned, here's what he said. Under, this executive order departments will also need share. Of information about credible abuses. So that officers with significant issues do not simply move from one police department to the next. That's a problem. So cheap. How do you see this working? I mean you know so if there's a database, we were just talking to Benjamin crump and then Floyd George Floyd's brother would something like this have. Saved George Floyd. Okay so I think it's. The database was good. However, it's what's in the heart and head of that individual officer as largest said that. We need more than just saying this is wrong. What we know it's wrong. We have rules and regulations within the police department. We have laws. It's as you can't do these kinds of things. If this in your heart, your head that you can do this and get away with it. It's going to continue to be done that that's why I mean the things that I've said to you from Dallas Nelson now it's important to have this. Not only to look at what this officer has done. What particularly won't do and let your mental health screening of? So chief, several of the families who met with President Trump today, said they have been unable to recover damages, and the reason is because of qualified immunity for police officers, and there wasn't a single person in that room in the trump administration who committed to addressing? This issue. Senator Tim Scott. Who of course is leading the GOP the the bill that we're GONNA see in the Senate instead. It's a poison pill Do you think that it should be on the table? This issue of police officer immunity. On Somboon. That's horribly low kill someone. The police officer knows that he or she he or she can personally be liable in some of the city of the police. Department of here. She works more then. It stops great deal this. I know this is something that was departments don't want, but the reality is. They must be held accountable for the things that begun. The people will be the up the people who shot at me. I absolutely think that that is the case for all of the police officers. Who Do these things? Laura! Qualified, immunity is something that lead to such absurd results, just Sonia so am I talked about it being an absolute shield police officers. Let me just tell you example. There were seven cases that came before the Supreme Court. They have declined to hear any of them, and the reason for is because they said although it was founded essentially for frivolous lawsuits to guard against it. What happens is. Is, under the judicial Prut, jurisprudence essentially says I have to prove I, have a constitutional deprivation of rights that's kind of easy to to actually be able to prove, but also to figure out and show the court. There was an exact fact pattern not that there was a similar one, but an exact one, and that this was exactly a clearly established aspect of the law one case. Case the Supreme Court said they weren't here. A woman hands her keys police officers because they want to go into her house, looking for a fugitive ex boyfriend base, and then they go in and tear and tear gas and bombed the house for hours on end destroying everything inside she then sues lower court, said well qualified immunity. You gave the keys. There's not a clear clearly established. Established fat pen that says if you give them the keys. They can't tear gas your home back kind of absurd results. You're looking at me. You don't have a criminal prosecution that gives faith the people injustice, and you don't have the ability to secure the compensation through damages. You don't have a lot of incentive. Police officers to avoid this sort of conduct and do the right thing. So she's making and you know. We have the district attorney in Atlanta, staying charges could be filed against officers as soon as tomorrow. In the death of Ray Chard Brooks outside, Wendy's. When when you look at that, we know the charges could range from voluntary manslaughter all the way to murder when you look at what happened there. What do you think happened chief? Well her so I think this is one of the first of is. You have to have a person, not only who's in good shape. Mentally and I what I saw was two officers, who initially did a great job of conversing with him, and then what? I don't know what happened after that when someone takes. Whether, it's a teaser. What am I a message, your weapon? Why take a life I will say you're there to serve Not Take someone's light and someone's running away from you. Let him run, and if not a felony. Doesn't make sense to me and. Truly bothers me because. Again, being a person who's been chief versus. Office all times in a person who was shot by police officers in certainly has an impact on. On Me and other people gone through these kinds of things. She thinking Laura. Thank you both very much. There's always. Next Elizabeth Warren dodging the question of whether Joe Biden needs to choose a woman of color as his running mate. Everyone and being considered for vice president is extremely qualified and he'd be an asset. For pleasant. Senator, Kamala Harris is my guest, and why isn't anyone in this picture? Wearing a mask. You WanNa. Live a healthy lifestyle, but that's easier said than done smart eating and green smoothies, exercising to get your heart rate up and then maybe some yoga to bring it down. It's a lot sleep. Though is a healthy habit that's easy and at sleepnumber they know what it takes to give you a good night's rest. The sleep number three sixty smart bed lets you choose your ideal firmness comfort and support your sleep number setting designed to keep you and your partner effortlessly comfortable. And whenever you move, the bed automatically adjusts working to keep you sleeping blissfully all night. 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Actually just I just left our judiciary committee hearing in the Senate, and we had hours of testimony from people who have been working on this issue for years, if not decades and there needs to be changed. We need to fix the system and to do that. It's not about commissions. It's not about conversations. It's literally about requiring accountability and consequences of the system and those in the system who break the rules and break the law you know the irony is that when in the criminal justice system someone is arrested? We talk a lot about accountability and consequence, but rarely do we talk about accountability and consequences for the system itself. Itself the package of bills that I have together with Senator Cory Booker and other members of this and all members of the congressional, Black Caucus put together the justice and policing, act would would require real accountability things like an independent investigations of police departments would require that there would be pattern and practice investigations by the United States Department of Justice looking at patterns and practices of discrimination in law enforcement agencies. It would require that we have a national standard for the use of excessive force by police officers, so instead of asking when they use excessive force. Was it reasonable when you can reason away anything we would ask? Was that unnecessary use of force? These are the things we need not. Mrs So Republican, Senator Tim Scott obviously is expected to introduce police reform legislation this week and the understanding we have from talking to him about it is, it will not outright for example band chokehold senator. Is that a nonstarter for you specific thing? We. Have to ban chokehold. In many police departments have because many of the leaders in law enforcement in America. No, it is a bad practice and it has end. We need to ban no knock warrants in drug cases. That's part of what we are requiring so that in cases like Brianna Taylor she would be alive and not dead. These are the very specific things that we know, and actually a lot of best police practices acknowledged that these reforms are needed. And as you point out look, there have been police departments now across this country that have moved to do that. Ban Our head of the federal government and doing so but the majority whip Jim. Clyburn Day. was was open to not having an outright ban, and here's how he put it Senator Harrison. Thank you ever call anything? Non Starter. Because if you get ninety percent of what you want, and that's one little thing is the ten percent A. You might go ahead and fire another day. I'm a great believer in Johnson's old adage. A HALF LOAF is better than no love at all. Again he was specifically referring to chokehold. What do you say to to his his feeling there that a half loaf is better than no love at all. Well I think what the Great Congressman Clyburn was speaking to was that there should not be bright lines that we should be willing. especially at this stage of any subject in issue we should be willing to have a discussion, and that's part of what we were doing today in the Senate. Judiciary Committee is having a discussion about the need, the necessity and the imperative of significant. Significant and substantial change in the way we're requiring accountability and consequence again for people who break the rules and break the law so that we can avoid these senseless these painful, these tragic deaths, and you can see a clear connection between the lack of accountability and the fact that the there is no incentive, and there's been no incentive in the law or disincentive to stop these killings. You're seeing of course Harris is a leading contender now to be the vice presidential nominee for Joe Biden and there's been a lot of discussion about whether Biden will or should choose a black woman. Clyburn also told me last week when when asked about that, his words, exactly where it would be a plus, but it would not be a must. Do you think it's almost. Well, I'm not going to tell Joe Biden what to do. I want him to pick the running mate that that is best to help him win. Because more than anything Joe Biden has got to win. We cannot suffer another four years of Donald Trump in the white. House we're in the midst of a pandemic where hundreds of thousands of people have died, and a lot of the harm would have been avoided if we had a president who took seriously the issue and spoke truth about it from the very beginning, we have over forty million people who become unemployed in the last less than one hundred days. Small businesses that are going out of business, and we need real leadership in the white. House was the sense of empathy and a sense of compassion and a sense of responsibility up the condition, much less the spirits of the American. People and Joe Biden will do that so obviously. Your you know your your background in law enforcement you. You know these issues. Professionally personally unprofessionally so tae. Anderson's at Denver School board member leader of that city's protests today I I don't know if you saw you may have in the Washington Post. He was talking about you. He said nominating Kamla Harrison. The wake of what's going on is not the best solution nominating someone who's put black people in jail doesn't make sense at this moment. What's your response? Is He misreading your record? Yeah absolutely I'd be less, we need. Right now, and this is why I am leading with Senator Booker and other members, and all members of the Congressional Black Caucus well. We need to do to reform the system I know the system from the inside out I am a child of parents who marched in the in the civil rights movement in the nineteen sixties I strongly believe if we are going to change the systems there has. Has To be the kind of brilliant activism that we've seen from the outside like black lives, matter and the leadership there combined with what we need to do on the inside to actually up end these systems in a way that we make change to get closer to that ideal, we equal justice under the law, and it takes everybody to be a part of that that process and that movement. All Right Senator Harris I appreciate your time. Thank you again. Thank you, Erin take. Care All, Right Center Harris next Dr Anthony, FAUCI says he and the president have not spoken in two weeks in two weeks as a hospitalizations hit record levels in many states and Mike Pence tells the nation's governors to attribute rising virus cases to more testing. The thing is though on the facts. That explanation doesn't add up. We will show you why. Tonight Dr Anthony, FAUCI The nation's leading infectious disease. Expert says it's been two weeks since he has spoken with President Trump, it comes as Texas is now reporting a record high in both cases and hospitalizations nick. What is out front? We're not shutting down. You know we're going to go forward. We're going to continue to protect Florida's governor defiant in the face of climbing case games, the NBA and Wnba both hope to play all this season's games in the sunshine state the Republican. National Committee will hold its convention in Jacksonville in the beginning of March. The median age of every positive case was sixty five point five last week. You had a lot of cases. The median age was thirty seven today. Taxes reported its highest daily case count. It's governor, says some counties, also seeing more younger people testing positive. It's hard to tell exactly. Where those people contracted covid. That could be Memorial Day celebrations. Arkansas just up. The number of people allowed inside and restaurants, even though the average daily case count doubled in just two weeks is certainly were states that did not strictly follow. The guidelines that we put out meanwhile cheap and plentiful steroid apparently reduce the risk of death by one third in Cova, nineteen patients on ventilators during a study in England. This is huge news, but we do need to validate these these results, and also people need to keep in mind. This is for very ill patients, but mosques are and will continue to be. Some airlines say they'll ban passengers. He won't wear one Nancy. Pelosi might make the mandatory at has committee meetings. Mosques aren't aren't mandatory for those close to the president or at Saturday's Maga- rally in Tulsa with their looking to add an overflow venue in the state of Oklahoma Y. we've really seen tremendous amount of progress case cancer, actually now climbing sharply in Oklahoma, and despite a similar worrying trend in Arkansas response is not passing mandate. They need to wear a mask, but we're asking for individual. Social responsibility into do the right thing. That's what Arkansas's about. So across much of the cases are rising, but they are reopening anyway. The Governor of Kentucky just summed it up pretty well in a release announcing that they're gonNA open pools at the end of the month. He wrote this. Everybody needs to remember that covert nineteen is still there. It's spreads aggressively. And it can be deadly. Yes it can. EARN! Hesse can thank you very much. Neck and next Vice President Mike. Pence Declares Corona virus over. Hospitalizations hit records then. Why is the trump campaign asking people to sign coronavirus waivers at their rallies? Right I mean if it's over, then one should not have to shine a waiver to go to their rally Dr. Jonathan Reiner is with me next and disturbing new details about the man in this video. We told you about him. We have the latest in his medical condition. New Tonight a trump administration official, telling CNN, the president, trump and vice president pence are quote in denial about Corona virus this coming, CNN is obtained the audio of a call held with governor where he urged them to say that cases increasing in some states as a result of more testing Penn, saying quote, explain to your citizens, the magnitude increase in testing, and then most of the cases where we are seeing some marginal rising number. That's more resolve the extraordinary work. You're doing expanding testing. Well, here's why that is misleading. Because when you look at the states where some of the the the states here where cases increased over the last weeks, you can look at the map. Five of them are now doing less testing now than they were a week ago. So you've rising cases and fewer tests, the vice president, also attempting to declare victory in Wall Street. Journal op-ed published today. Today arguing that the US is not facing a second wave of cases out front now Dr. Jonathan Reiner member of the out front medical team who advised the White House for eight years under President George. W. Bush so dodger, Reiner, you know. We heard the Republican Florida governor. Rhonda Santa's He's using the vice president's narrative today. Saying his state uptake there is is, is purely testing Obviously many places in this country that is not true. HOW DANGEROUS THIS NARRATIVE! It's really very dangerous. I read the vice president's OP. Ed and it begins with the usual cycle fantastic you know accolade to the president and then goes on to spin. Spin the data. Here's the truth. In some parts of the United States places like New York Pennsylvania Illinois Massachusetts. Cases are way down with after a lot of hard work, and after really some devastating. Illness early on in the pandemic, but in other parts of the country cases are rising dramatically places like Florida. Texas Arizona. If you look at Texas Texas open for their second wave, the second phase of reopening on eighteenth, and since that time, the number of daily cases has doubled, as has the number of daily a Cova hospitalizations, cases and hospitalizations, also if you look at the positivity rate. In that state, it's also more than doubled over the same period of time. More people are getting sick and more people are getting sick because the states opened too early. So today the president doctrinaire signs an executive order surrounded by law enforcement, and there wasn't a single person wearing a mask attorney. General Bill Bar was there. He didn't wear masks because he created lawmakers. We know they've been relying on that fifteen minute test, which has an incredibly high well into double digits, perhaps up to forty percent accuracy rate. We know that someone who received that test still corona virus in the White House. What do you make of the fact that this is still happening? It's an effort on the part of the White House to. Have? The country suspend disbelief like you're watching a movie. You have to suspend disbelief, and we have to suspend our understanding of of the fact that was one hundred and twenty thousand people have died, and we have to suspend our understanding of the fact that you can prevent transmission of this virus very effectively by wearing a mask. They have to present a reality where everything is going back to normal, but that reality that false reality is going to kill people if they're insistence that there's really nothing to see here. No one here on the stage is wearing. A mask resonates through the populace and. And people emulate it and when people don't wear masks to get infected, and that's why large portions of the South are burning with. This works so in Tulsa right? They've said they're going to hand out masks to people who attend, but they're not required to wear them, and we know the president will not wear one He's preparing for a record breaking turnout at Israeli in Tulsa this weekend. there now exploring the campaign, says possible second over the venue that could be outdoors, and they say trump likely go in front of that group in person as well so Look! What would you tell the president if you were advising him about what he's doing at Tulsa? I would tell him that what he's doing in. Tulsa is criminal endangerment. He's intentionally exposing people. To. The risk of acquiring a deadly virus just for a photo op. He's risking the health of people for photo up. You know we've seen this before. We saw this last week. And Lafayette Park in my hometown here in DC the president needs a lot of people. He wants the photo op and he's and he doesn't really care what happens to the people who tend to rally. I'm begging the people in Tulsa. Don't go to this. Watch it on television. Watch the president television. You'll be safe at home. Do not go, and we should let them know that. Of course. If you go, you have to sign a waiver. providing immunity to the president Should you get sick and God forbid incredibly sick or or worse. Thank you very much Dr Runner. Next President trump had cast some doubt, and what happened in this man writing, he fell harder than he was pushed and implying it was a setup. Well His lawyer says there's no uncertainty tonight Mr. Gina suffered devastating injuries. We have the very latest. Tonight new details on the condition of Martin Gino. The seventy five year old are in Buffalo, shoved to the ground by police officers. We learn tonight that he has a fractured skull and is not able to walk. This is from his lawyer. Could you know is the same protester president? Trump floated conspiracy theory about last week. Remember when he said that he could be Antiga provocateur who fell hotter than he was pushed, suggesting it was quote a setup. The man now can't walk. Buffalo official told me there is no merit whatsoever. Trump's that could. Gina has never been accused of being a member of ANTIFA. He's always been a peaceful protester and one of his friends told us that he's always been an incredibly thoughtful man. Well like you. We are upset by this news. We're hoping for Mr Casinos. Full recovery. And very very saddened to hear development. 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