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"veronica escobar" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"So that it's more well. Rounded buckner says the response to their oath has been invigorating for her and her classmates like we really just wanted to make sure that we believed and how we felt about medicine was pressed was heard in holding ourselves to a standard so we read this two years from now in his like. Yeah like me in the past knew what was up and i gotta hold myself to that. That was nia buckner. Medical student at the university of pittsburgh school of medicine. Possible future pediatrician. Obgyn good luck nia. It's time for sipping the political t our weekly deep dive with aaron hanes editor at large at the one thousand nine hundred and political contributor at our body politic. Hey erin hi fi. So we are that much closer to twenty twenty one man. Yeah but not there yet. Not very so all sorts of exciting transformative and sometimes terrifying. Things are still happening in the final days of twenty to one of the things that's transformative. Is that representative deb holland Who is laguna. Pueblo has become the first native american to be appointed secretary of the interior in the incoming biden harris administration You know how much of a landmark is that and also how is sort of cabinet stakes going. If she's confirmed you'll be the first native american secretary of the interior. And really you know this just kind of goes with the theme that president elect joe biden has mentioned that he will have He expects to have the muff representative a cabinet in. Us history I was just looking at a story from five. Thirty eight Earlier this week mentioning just as point. So far the president-elect his chosen eleven people of color for cabinet level posts in his said that on you know he's he's also nominated ten women if you include de pollen compared to nine men to serve in these positions and so You know that would break the record. If they all get confirmed for the most women ever to serve in twenty five current cabinet level positions and disc also raise the possibility according to thirty eight. That biden's cabinet could be the first in american history to include at least as many women as men well last week. We talked about president-elect biden's meeting with black civil rights leaders and someone taped that meeting even though it was supposed to be the record the audio was leaked and the intercept had secured some of it and put it into a podcast. Let's take a listen to a little bit of that tape. And so we would ask you to lend your power to try and pass the george floyd injustice in policing at you have the power to call for a national database on police misconduct. You talked with some of the people involved. Can you tell us a little bit more about the story that you did about this range of voices. Sure so. I reported on that meeting last week. With seven legacy civil rights organizations including four women who lead those organizations met with president elect joe biden vice president-elect pamela harris and senior advisor incoming senior adviser cedric richmond and they all were really pushing him to uphold his commitment to addressing racial equity which he mentioned You know on the campaign trail in which he said during his acceptance speech was a priority for him and you know the idea that he really sees racial inequality as among the four crises that he in vice president-elect harris will confront when they take office next month and so you know we know that black voters central to baton harasses. You know Nomination and then key to their general election victory and so they are pushing not only representation in his government but really to be serving at the highest offices in to real proximity to The president to really have a real impact on shaping policy Going forward do we think at this point in justice fan of a week since we talked last time that there may be some mitigation of concerns that black civil rights leaders have had or not so much yet apprehension. You you saw the pick of lloyd allen to lead the department of defence who would be the first black person to ever have that role and some people are pushing back because he hasn't had The length of distance from his military service that it requires a waiver. Basically there's there's so many things in politics. It does require a waiver but that waiver was granted to president. Trump's first Defense secretary at general mattis who often out of military life up for for for a long enough per that waiver. So i mean it's not as if there's not precedent for that listen. The treasury secretary nominee janet yellen You know how to racial equality roundtable. she wally ibm. Oh who is the deputy treasury secretary nominee spoke with that online civil rights movement. Color of change boxes the future action fund. They certainly Continue to also push the importance of dealing with an equities and looking for real solutions and and really tracking data to build the kind of infrastructure to deal with inequality. And so you know the proof for all of these Groups it you know what they told me is that they're looking for results and action it and something is going to lead to real systemic change and not just kind of incremental change that has been all too common You know when folks talk about wanting to confront e- systematic racism in this country. Who is always great to talk to you. Thanks so much thank you. That was aaron hanes editor at large at the nineteenth and political contributor here at our body. Politic coming up next felino is one of the few shows that came out this year. That was latino created and latino lead according to a recent report from nielsen. That's pretty rare. This is our body politic. I'm your host variety today a every couple of weeks. I sit down with ruth uma diversity and inclusion reporter at forbes and our business and finance contributor to talk about the latest economic news in this week's business segment what we call. Show me the money. We breakdown. black homeownership in america. Hey ruth i pry. I'm doing great. So let's talk about home ownership you recently hosted panel about black home ownership and let's start with. What are the numbers on black homeownership today in the earlier stages of the pandemic in particular Black homeowners were more likely than white homeowners to report that they'd either missed or deferred their mortgage payment due to the pandemic some financial impacts but overall the numbers on black home ownership are a bit disheartening. We know from. Us census bureau data. That black americans. Still have the lowest rate of homeownership compared to any other racial ethnic group. We're also seeing that. Even in cities like washington dc or los angeles which are typically considered more progressive bustling economies more job opportunities and relatively large black presence. There is still a significant homeownership gap of around twenty percent to twenty five percent. So how does homeownership fit into the intergenerational. Wealth.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on Our Body Politic
"Body politic. I'm the creator and host farai today. The year is winding down but the news is nonstop. this week. We have two guests from el paso a city where i've spent time as a reporter and from other places around the nation as someone who's been forty nine of the fifty states it gives me a lot of satisfaction to stay connected to the nation during this pandemic through our shared community here on air. I also taught to our new entertainment business contributor. casey mendoza about netflix's selena and writer paulo ramos explains how she dug deeper into latino identities for her new book. Our weekly covert update goes into the vaccine and how it might play out in rural communities and impact people of color. But i i'm excited to share another revealing conversation with leaders from across the political spectrum this week. The view from texas el paso experienced a truly devastating surge in cova cases last month the washington post described funeral homes overwhelmed with bodies and how the convention center had to be turned into a field hospital. El paso was also a border town with its neighbors. See wada's just the south mexico and it's been essentially ground zero for testing recent immigration policy u s representative veronica. Escobar is a third generation el paso in and the first woman to represent her district. She's also one of the first two latinas from texas to serve in congress. She's been fighting both the pandemic and the latest immigration policy on behalf of her community representative. Escobar i'm so delighted to have you on the show. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure to be with you. My heart goes out to the residents of el paso during this pandemic which has hit you especially brutally and Especially given that the region is is eighty plus percent hispanic and the pandemic has hit hispanic americans so hard. I just wonder what you are Seeing and witnessing in your community but first and foremost thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate it. It dance your question. What we are seeing today is while our numbers feel like. They're getting a little bit better. We are still at crisis levels in in terms of our hospitalizations in terms of you beds deaths. We have a death. Almost every hour in el paso and It is incredibly tragic. And i think what has been. What has compounded. The tragedy is that it did not have to be this bad. Many of us warned from the very beginning that vulnerable communities black and brown communities and communities where there are many frontline workers would be the most vulnerable and so that meant that there needed to be strategy specific to communities like mine. There needed to be a robust testing. Tracing mitigation. there needed to be plenty of aid provided the financial and otherwise to communities like mine and what we saw at the national level from the white house was really no strategy whatsoever. That then was compounded by the governor of texas who strategy was to take away local authority and to reopen the state as quickly as he could the number of deaths that we have had to live through and see in the number of people who who have lost family members. The number is tragically and unnecessarily high. What do you want to see. The incoming biden harris administration do for communities like el paso around the pandemic. My hope is that they keep the promise of quote building back better. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed something that many of us have seen our entire lives. Which is a chasm of difference in resources and opportunities between the haves and the have nots in our country. You know the part of the struggle for communities like mine. And i'll i'll i'll use pasos an example because we are in a state that limits access to education and limits access to healthcare communities like mine have added obstacles in front of us and so it is much harder for families to break out of poverty when you have a state that really limits. Your opportunity to resources. End limits your opportunity to The pathway to the middle class and and so the the my hope is that the country has seen and understood the depth of that chasm and that the biden administration uses all the resources at their disposal legislative administrative executive orders. You name it to truly build back better and to create a country that is more equitable and just for everyone. you know. it's gonna be a challenge because we have a very slim majority in the house of representatives. We don't know what's going to happen in the senate with the the georgia elections my hope. Obviously i'm a democrat. My hope is is that we have democratic victories in both of those races that we have a path for reform and investment in these next twelve months these post a covid pandemic twelve months. You know and that window is is is narrow for us because because house of representatives members run every two years you're legislating for one year and then boom you're in the middle of an election year that follows and the twenty twenty two elections are going to be critical to maintaining our majority and really to to changing history because as we know historically the president's party loses seats in the house of representatives during the midterm. So we've got to do everything we can to prevent that so that we continue to work on building back better. The work is enormous. That tasks are monumental. We have to do this for our country. But we've got a limited time to do it in. I want to pivot a little bit too issues about the border and migration you been you know Tireless in speaking about these issues and taking trips leading trips to detention centers into the border. What are you focused on as you speak to people in also again the incoming biden harris administration because president obama was not considered to have by many to have the best policies in what's called by some the reporter in chief. I was among those who call him the deport her in chief because i felt as though Y lai am absolutely understanding of the need to enforce laws. And and i am not someone who believes in open borders. I have really yet to.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on The Electorette Podcast
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner, and this is the electorate. On this episode I have a conversation with Representative Veronica Escobar of Texas we discussed the Democratic National Convention and Historic Nature Comma Harris's nomination for vice president. We. Also talk about how the country has a crisis of both gun violence and an epidemic of hate. Lastly. We discuss how an incoming. Democratic. Administration Kim Repair the harm done to families torn apart by the current administration's family separation policy. So without further ADO, here's my conversation with Representative Veronica Escobar. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you. It's a pleasure to be with you. I Really WanNa talk about the convention because we're on I think the final night and I have been personally really impressed with the amount of excitement and the energy that they've been able to garner through a virtual convention.
House Judiciary Committee continues debate over Trump impeachment
"Impeachment is moving beyond the hearing room as the house Judiciary Committee is engaged in hours of debate on the articles of impeachment against president trump amendments have been presented by Republicans in voting down split along party lines Arizona Republican anti big says the Democrats are accusing trump of doing things he's allowed to do president trump's actions are not unprecedented many presidents of the five congressional subpoenas including president Obama on many occasions but Texas Democrat congresswoman Veronica Escobar says it was president trump was ignored Congress still president not even Richard Nixon no president has refused to honor subpoenas during impeachment so if you can imagine this president has achieved a new
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"This morning is a country and that's what we should be talking about not whether or not it gives one party or another leg up in the next election. It's not about whether there's a leg up on the the next election. I think that's what the entire cory booker interview was looking look. I don't want to get into his motivation. Just there is other concerns here beyond beyond politics and that is that this seems to be the president uses dehumanizing rhetoric and this person used invasion of you sort of put it on some people don't like his rhetoric does the president not ever responsibility to heal. This nation is not president of all americans here. It does seem as if he's always more worried about how his basis going to react to something then how the american moral fabric is protected. Let's he absolutely is the president of all americans all right but i also heard the panel discussion just now about illegal immigration using the term illegal immigrants somehow contributed to what happened in el paso texas. That's that's a policy discussion about about border policies about immigration policy. The president actually supports legal immigration something that didn't come up so listen. We're going to have policy. Oh see discussions but my guess is you. Show me how you feel about the president now show you who you think was responsible for this shooting. You brought up a background check issue. That is not something you have voluntarily brought up in the past. Is this a president that is certainly willing to to to basically get rid of the gun. Show loophole pass mentioned to me. Is this what you're telling me here. Chuck certainly hope this doesn't get edited out. But of course you know that we signed bipartisan background. Check legislation last year. You know that right what what not on the not on what people were trying to get when it comes to the gun show luo we passed by the congress passed a bipartisan piece of legislation to help fix the background. Check something that i know a lot about the shooter in charleston in south carolina who shot my friend south carolina senate dylann roof bought the gun because the background check system was broken. We fixed that automatic. Weapons are illegal eagle in this country but there was a device that turn semi-automatics into automatics. We band that the president does care about this topic. I just can't believe we're immediately today. Five hours after the shooting moving to these types of discussion well unfortunately it it does appear. This was a political motive of this domestic terrorist. This was a political to buy a crazy person with a gun. How do we stop crazy people from getting guns. That's if we can't agree on that if we can't figure out a way to prevent that from happening with there's very little hope for this nation they should. Let's try and fix what's allows sick people to get these types of weapons mick mulvaney the chief of staff for the president of this morning joining us. Thanks for your time and for sharing. Give us i appreciate it. Sir and we'll be right back with the panel back now with the panel and we had a unique situation here in that <hes> mick mulvaney ended up hearing a panel discussion that actually might not have heard <hes> had our satellite headlight worked on time that time but he clearly eddie glad was re reacting to you in particular in that interview. What did you hear from her. First of all i can give less than a damn what mick mick mulvaney thinks about what i say to be honest with you. He can't even acknowledge that it was a domestic terrorist act. How many times did you use the phrase and he wouldn't. He wouldn't acknowledge it. What did he say he said. It was a person who is crazy a nut with guns right and that's always the case right when we when we have a muslim it would have been a terrorist act. Donald trump would have already been on television not a tweet. He would have already done a press conference right but when it's white men engaging in this sort of action we get this sort of account right. We wanna go to their mental health. Let's just stipulate that they're crazy crazy. Let's stipulate that they're crazy. Everybody who kills people are crazy..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Some of his most enthusiastic support foolish reason not to do it all right. I'm gonna quick pause here. We're gonna see if we can get the cheapest f back. We'll be right back and we are back. I'm joined now by the white house chief of staff mick mulvaney mister mulvaney. Welcome back to the presser chucky morning good morning. I know this is a tough morning for all americans. I wanna i wanna start with something. George bush who is a statewide elected officeholder in texas what he tweeted earlier there have now been multiple attacks from self-declared white terrace here in the united states in the last several months. This is a real and present threat that we must all denounce and defeat you. You accept george george bush's declaration there that we have a white terrorism problem in this country chuck before i answer that let me say this. I've been sitting here listening to the show. I heard the tail end of booker's first thing i heard most of the panel and i i know this is a political show but the level of rhetoric in the last twenty minutes. I hope someone else's bothered by it other than me. I mean we we've moved straight past just any sympathy at all for the victim straight pass going into what caused this and trying to figure out who's to blame so i'll ask this question was bernie sanders responsible for for when my friends he's got shot playing baseball. I don't think that he was was alexandria. Cossio cortez responsible when someone drove up to a facility with a homemade bomb in an era fifteen and tried to blow the place up calling it a concentration camp the same rhetoric that she used what she responsible. I don't think that she was if a person of a member of this administration who someone on your panel. I couldn't see the faces called out today as a white national that person gets injured. Today is the person on your panel responsible. I'm really really disappointed at the level of rhetoric eric. Do we have problems in this nation. Absolutely we do do we have white supremacist who are crazy and nuts and dangerous. Yes we do <hes> but my goodness gracious. We move politics this morning..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"You used this governor children carrying perhaps disease across the border. What happens you set the stage each for people who are even more on the extreme to act violently. We are in a coal civil wars. We are in a coal civil war and there are some people who bear the burden burden of it chuck. There's some of us who bear the burden. You could take it. You could not blame anyone other than oswal. My parents had to worry about other folks because we grew up in mississippi you you had the luxury not to worry about the context but we had to live we had grew up in it so we we have children. I'm <music>. I'm sorry go on and on. We have children el paso right now right who've just witnessed their family. Members and friends shut down because because somebody thinks there's a hispanic invasion invasion of the country which is almost the exact same language of the president of the united states government. You can't condemn that without without making the equivalency. I'm not going to condemn people use illegal immigrant turn of course and this. I will let me let me speak. We have a series. We have laws on the book against illegal immigration. We get rid of those laws. Why don't we know human beings. It's not what we're with all. That's not what we're talking about. The conversation we're having lyndon. Baines johnson was not out there when lee harvey oswald shot john f. kennedy talking about about race and and giving all kinds of incentives and what what can you expect the president of the united states to say after something like this happens and leading up to it i mean there are clips of him. In florida where somebody yelled at his rallies shoot shoot the immigrants and he said well. Maybe you only get away with that here. I mean that is the conversation station that we are having. I i agree one hundred percent with your comment right there that we have to lower the rhetoric everywhere including the president united states including some of the presidential candidates mandates including cable tv including the internet which has exploded look. I think the frustration here is that is that in the attempt to defend the president. There's always this this let me bring in other and i think politically some of us understand why republicans are doing that right now because they're afraid of crossing this president publicly but that's what this looks like i mean it by. How do you get him to confront what he's doing. If there is almost sort of in a pile of rationalizing of it well first of all i've said negative things about the press. I i know you hand and some people say that's why i'm not new administration but at the same time i'm not gonna blame the entire mindset of what has been elected the report. We have one elected republican. Call this what it what it is white nationalist. I'll call it right. Now is republican white nationalism and i've seen some whitelash shows awesome now. I don't think it's as big as what the national media portrays it even in my own state. I do think we've had a shooting in pittsburgh antisemitic but by diane white now and i say this danger measures hugh okay the amount of people involved but with the weapons they have with the rhetoric. It's extremely dangerous and the hope you're right that it's a small number of people. I hope i am too okay in fairness. I don't know if we know the gap. I hope i hope you're right about they. Have this is charlottesville and this is now is the president's not coming forward and saying people in charlotte was people flying. Trump pen spanners the president's saying those are. I don't accept those people as my supporters. This person didn't explicitly mentioned trump but this president saying if this person thought he was acting on my behalf <hes>. I don't accept that support it happened with david duke during the campaign and that's what we haven't seen the president. Do i think that's what a lot of republicans would like to do but he seems to be unwilling to do that either either because he agrees with what they're saying because he doesn't want to lose the political support of people he believes are some.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"That i think we absolutely have to consider here is <hes> republicans fundamentally lack diversity on capitol hill will and here in the capital and when you consider what the el paso shooter wrote about heading into this and you consider george bush his mother hispanic american he is somebody who has a deep understanding of that community and clearly was you know personally identified in that document that that shooter called out. You don't really have that here in washington. I mean the only black republican in the house announced that he's retiring will hurt obviously sleep texas a down in that area and i think this is a morning when we are all struggling to find the right words to grapple with this and we've had so so many conversations in this country recently tragic conversations about how do we keep assault weapons out of the hands of psychopaths and that's a great conversation to have but this conversation is so much bigger. Eliana johnson does the white house except which is pretty much now universal upset we have. We have a white nationalism problem in this country. That's leading to domestic stick terrorism. George people sees it christopher races it. I don't think we have evidence yet that the white house publicly. I think some people in the white house certainly would accept except that. I don't think the president himself accepts that but what i think is is undeniable. Apart from the white house believes normally <music>. I'm loath to blame. Politicians for the acts of people take on their behalf. I don't think it was bernie. Sanders is fault that one of his supporters shot up republican lawmakers and i typically wouldn't say it's donald trump's fault that anybody acting on his behalf did something awful but i do think the president has sort of changed the way that people think it's acceptable to treat their our political opponents just friday he tweeted seeming to celebrate a robbery of <hes> congressman's house the logic coming saying too bad exclamation pinpoint so i do think he bears some responsibility or makes it easy to blame him for acts like this given given statements like that even though he did tweet something seemingly appropriate today and i do think that trump has sort of brought on increasing a ah sort of brutality toward the political opponent our political opponents that that is generally unwelcome pama mcchord. Can you defend any of this on the words and statements and his do you believe he's contributed to this toxic brew cory booker. I don't i agree with the comment made that. I don't think you blame politician. You blame the person who did it. <hes> i blamed oswald. I blamed brenner. I blamed james array. I blamed hinckley blamed a haunting charles whitman. Who when i was a small kid in elementary school went to a tower and shot what's students from a tower austin texas. I didn't blame lyndon baines johnson at the time but there is no doubt that the president has to come out with a strong statement against listen there are some white nationalist nuts and dangerous people out there including my state that need to be called out radicals and by the way antifa nuts that attack my car just blocks from here and a taxicab in during the inauguration and jumped on my hood with hoods on them. We have to call out radical leftwing win groups and not give them any credibility whatsoever. I want to give you a moment here because you've been you've been on the forefront of talking talking about this white nationalism issue before i think in a good way making people uncomfortable when you would talk about it in a way. It's like it's time to address it. We do seem ah have shifted the conversation a bit yes so it's one thing for people to recognize that. We have a white nationalist problem. That's important didn't we weren't there weren't there year. We went there a couple of months ago yeah so this is important but it's also important for us to understand the kind have continuity the line the connection what does it mean to have discourse in which people are dehumanize us a phrase like illegal immigrant where the phrase itself places that person outside of a certain kind of sense of empathy and decency what happens other rising what happens when we use language language like infestation children..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Actions of the bad people but the appalling silence and inaction of the good people there is a complicity in in the president's hatred that that undermines the goodness and the decency of americans regardless of what party to say nothing in a time nine of rising hatred is not enough to save it. I'm not a hate monger myself. If you're not actively working against hate calling it out you you were complicit in what is going on and so this is a moral moment in america like we have seen before were demagogues in fearmongers hate-mongers hate-mongers have risen we need more clarity and healing and love and our nation. We need leaders that are capable of doing senator cory booker. Obviously we had booked you before these incidents since we were gonna have a longer conversation about the campaign in general <hes> but i appreciate you coming on insuring your views on this or thanks very much thank you when we come back after the break the white house chief-of-staff mick mulvaney and the panel will join on this and the rest of this week's events stickers welcome back. I'm joined now by the white house chief of staff mick mulvaney mister mulvaney. Welcome back to meet the press okay. It looks like we lost our satellite connection there with mister mulvaney. Let me bring in today's panel that we have with us. We have have casey hunter our chief white house correspondent at igla junior from princeton university pat mccrory the former north carolina governor eliana johnson of politico welcome. This is one of those mornings a lot of breaking news..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"The welcome to meet the press and you were having a town hall meeting at the time of this incident and all of a sudden there was this moment of frenzy enzi a bit law enforcement officials informing. You tell me quickly more about how you learned of this incident in real time there so so chuck we were having the town hall meeting and we were in the middle of our q._n._a. <hes> when my staff approached me. I knew something was wrong. It felt unusual <hes> and i was told about the active shooter and that <hes> our law enforcement agents who were there to take care of us during the town aw and keep us safe there they needed to rush over to the scene and so we asked folks <hes> we told them that it was the end of the meeting that we needed everybody to <hes> calmly get home home and stay home <hes> and my staff and i went to our downtown office and continued to follow the news and and get updates and it just kept getting worse worse and worse and worse <hes> but just like the the mayor is grateful to her first responders we are so grateful to hours and to all of the medical personnel who've been working working through the night chuck to keep many of the victims alive so may i ask you this. You've we've learned. We're learning more about the shooter and el paso. We're learning about a emotive with him. There simultaneously you heard the mayor of date and talk about the city two hundred and fifty when it comes to having one of these massacres happen on their watch. What do you see as your responsibility going forward as an elected official in washington d._c. How should you confront this. Josh my primary responsibility right now. Chuck is to be with the community comfort. The community be of service just to the community and i i want to say that paso is one of the most compassionate generous kind warm. Loving communities in the country were standing in front one of united blood services where people have been pulling up to line up to give blood over an hour in advance yesterday. The line was wrapped around all the buildings. <hes> where we're donations were taking place. People had to be turned away <hes> with with the family reunification center. <hes> food had to be turned away because there was so so much love in abundance but yes that so my primary responsibility is here with my community but as a legislator all of us as legislators slater's chuck we have to talk about what's really happening and we have to speak the truth and what is that true sizing an event to that truth is we have not just a gun epidemic in this country but we have a hate epidemic in this country product escobar congresswoman from um el. Paso i know spin out an incredibly rough twenty four hours for you and your community hanging. There were all <hes> we're all with you. Thank you. Thank you enjoy me now. From san antonio is democratic presidential candidate former san antonio mayor and former housing secretary only in castro secretary castro..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"<hes> check for your condolences for our community community. <hes> our communities had a pretty tough year this year already and <hes> what we're most amazed by <hes> for for this incident was an under a minute the police were able to <hes> <hes> philly subject from the shooter from shooting and i i just really <hes> in an amazed that if they were not there they had not been on the site how many we could've had duck and injured in the hundreds <hes> because he had <hes> aka he like a thought rifle that he was using high capacity magazines so it is startling then how many how much a carnage there there was considering he was able to be stopped in less than a minute. How did how prepared was. This gunman. Gunman was <hes> had body armor summer on <hes> he was carry at two twenty three caliber high capacity magazine had additional magazine as well so he was he was prepared to do some aw serious death in our community and you know obviously <hes> <hes> with nine fatalities and under a minute and it was you know over. Twenty people injured <hes> i'm just i'm incredibly grateful to the police department to that stuff. <hes> this this action i mean for for us in dayton rhea <hes> this is actually the second tragedy hit our city of the summer <hes> i we had a tornado that tore through dayton and may and now he faces mass shooting of the differences differences that one of these tragedies was completely preventable and one of these tragedies happen now two hundred fifty times this year in our country and yet nobody can it needs to do anything about it. Remember whaley one last comment for elected officials in washington. I wanna give you that forum. I'm sorry last comment from <hes>. <hes> elected officials in washington one last comment that you have for them <hes>. I'm not this incident my question. Is you know words that he number two fifty. How many did he have to go through mass shootings before somebody does something to change the law to leave it there. I know you're busy this morning. Thanks for taking a couple of minutes with me on the phone and again and our condolences and hanging there dayton such a wonderful joining me now from el paso is democratic congresswoman veronica escobar congresswoman escobar the.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on In the News with Mike Dakkak
"It's part of the reason not the entire reason but it's part of the reason medicine can be much cheaper and other countries in the world because it's the american healthcare in the street that leads to most of the advancements we in essence subsidize a lot of the world's healthcare so the private market market has to be involved employer based health insurance. However is probably a thing of the past. It's only a matter of time before the model breaks further and further down. I mean remember that. That model came about accidentally anyway. It wasn't born out of some great wisdom or some great realization that that's the way it would work best. During world war two the u._s. was worried about inflation rampant inflation in nineteen forty two congress passed the stabilization act which limited the level of salary employers could pay employees who are trying to keep inflation in check so employers had to look for other ways to lure employees. Remember the war economy to me. It was heating up and good employees. Were scarce so employers hit up on the idea of offering health insurance counted us compensation but didn't count as income. It wasn't taxed. It's still by the way is taxed so that's how the idea of health insurance specifically fringe benefits in the u._s. Job market more broadly came about. It was never really that way before and you could probably argue. It shouldn't be this way now so i'd be shocked as the country begins to have this conversation and and with what the industry has evolved into with all the fat in the system now i'd be shocked at that model was around ten twenty years from now or at least in the same former as ubiquitous as it exists today of course this cold civil war that we're in is leading to another problem and that's the outbreak of violence that seemingly inspired hired by a fear of a changing demography in america and there were two mass shootings that took place in the country last weekend one in el paso texas that killed twenty two two and one in dayton ohio that killed nine the one day in does not seem to have been inspired by any kind of racial or political motivation but we have a good idea of the motivation behind the el paso shooting because the perpetrator left. If you wanna call it a manifesto. Some people are calling screed. I personally we can't think of any less important conversation to have than what to call the actual document so for our purposes here will call it a manifesto. There's a lot of talk about whether the suspect has a mental illness. I suppose there does have to be something wrong with you. A few pick up an assault style weapon and shoot innocent people many of them children children for no reason but here's what worries you when you read the attackers manifesto when you read his actual words. What you're struck by is how lucid they they are. He doesn't sound depraved. He doesn't sound as though he's not in control of his faculties. His thoughts are not rambling. They're organized. They're broken into categories categories. He talks about himself his reasons for his actions the gear he uses for the attack and why he uses he sounds quite the opposite of depraved raved and rambling. Actually i mean it's not a masterpiece of literature. He's not next hemingway but he talks about the coming threat from automation that will likely resulted in millions of jobs being lost american jobs. He talks about damage to the environment and how americans are too stubborn to change their lifestyles even if just a little to to become more sustainable he rails against the injustice of war. He writes that he spent little time preparing for the attack because he wanted to carry it out before he lost does nerve when you study terrorism like islamic terrorism for example the thing that jumps out at you fairly quickly as how relatively normal most most of the lives of the attackers seem the narrative and the media is that they're religious zealots right fanatics that are hell bent on violence and that there are bloodthirsty. Don't i don't care whether they live or die. Then you read on their backgrounds and what you find is that many of them come from middle class backgrounds. Many are college educated -tated. I mean the head of al qaeda's a doctor right the same holds true for many of these perpetrators who seemed to be motivated by white nationalism they all speak about the same aimed fears that the white race is being replaced that is being overrun due to massive immigration immigration from the middle east africa and other places and like other other shooters of this type. This attacker talked about europe also being overrun immigration from central america. El paso texas is right on the border with mexico. The attacker drove nine hours from his hometown of dallas. Just to attack people of mexican descent as democratic congresswoman of el paso veronica escobar kabar said the target was not random residents of el paso will tell you that residents of nearby who are as mexico will cost the u._s. border to shop and that there's a lot of border crossings between the two cities on a daily basis the shooting of course took place a walmart and by the way the president silence silence on these two shootings was deafening in the hours afterward. Whenever it's an act of islamic terrorism for example you'll see tweets by the president that will say something like we have to wake up and we have to stay vigilant. We have to be strong. It was more than twenty four hours later and all the president managed to tweet was thoughts and prayers prayers type tweets and how flags would be lowered to half staff in honor of the victims. He made a statement from the white house on monday and subsequently visited both cities later on in the week. It doesn't sound like a lot of time lapse between the events but it felt at the time like an attorney. You know there's a lot of talk about immigration in this country and what it means for the country. I'm one of those people who believes that we as any society most societies across the world have a right to decide died who we want to let become part of the american family. I don't think it makes you bad or a racist to say. Some people can come and some can't that we can take in as many as possible salute. We can't take in everyone. I think that's entirely legitimate and i really don't think we need to justify our choices to anyone. Violence however has has never been the answer. I've never believed that. I don't believe that now violence.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on KTRH
"Veronica Escobar they say it should be a peaceful protest despite the criticism el Paso's mayor says the president has been gracious and offered to help in any way he can Texas senator Ted Cruz was in el Paso to show his support for the families of the victims in the Walmart shooting is as Texas the U. S. and the rest of the world stand with el Paso there are literally millions of Texans millions of Americans millions of people across the world praying for you right now is we're standing in unity we are all citizens of el Paso together we're all standing as one against this hatred against this bigotry crews called the shooter a bigoted hateful white supremacists terrorist the twenty one year old is in police custody and faces the death penalty on both state and federal charges it's not a war of words but a Tempest of tweets president trump and former congressman battle Rourke are battling on social media in the wake of the weekend shooting and then el Paso Walmart the democratic presidential hopeful blasted trump is a racist comparing is rallies to **** Germany John fire back by accusing Rourke of using a phony Hispanic name to appeal to voters trump says meadows embarrassed by his poor polling numbers and should be quiet social media is under the microscope after the el Paso shooter's manifesto was posted online a lawmaker wants to do something about it but it's not going over well K. T. R. H. is cliff Saunders is live with that Republican senator Josh holy for Missouri proposed to build that basically would limit the time you spend on social media to thirty minutes a day political analyst George he says that's just over kill try to tell people how long they keep the video on social media a it's never gonna work be it's just silly and see it's offensive to freedom so why do lawmakers when act like your mom and dad see says the Washington environment leads them to think they know better than you do I don't know who advised this gentleman to do that or whether he made it up on its own mind but it's really give you legislation impair sing for conservatives and Republicans in his proposal Holly says quote big tech is embraced the model of addiction of course the proposal was put out there before the shootings in el Paso took place that is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard yeah really how stupid well thank you so much live K. T. R. H. news times five oh for China blinks in the latest showdown with U. S. over terrorists the stock market rebounded Tuesday when China restored the value of its key currency after the U. S. label China a currency manipulator authoring China expert Gordon Chang says China has repeatedly devalued currency and stolen intellectual property our.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Advanced teams work out the details of the day some public officials particularly in el paso say the presidents now welcomed their democratic congresswoman veronica escobar whose district includes nearly all of el paso proper is among them citing his rhetoric about immigration she she says the president has placed a target on their backs. Escobar says she's declined an invitation to meet with the president tomorrow saying saying this on this network a short time ago words are powerful and words have consequences and the words that he's used to not humanize us to humanize communities like mine to dehumanize immigrants. They have a consequence and they provide fuel for people who already are bigoted. The mayor of dayton has also raised objections to trump's visit today. She told reporters she plans to meet with him but she made it clear. She will be blunt. I know that you know he. You know he's made this bed. He's got a lion you know he hasn't you know <hes> his rhetoric rhetoric has been painful for many in our community <hes> and i think that people should stand up and say they're not happy if they're not happy that he's kind of like how unhelpfully you've been on this. I mean yesterday. His comments were very helpful to the issue around. God's trump is visiting these cities as his administration faces several critical the challenges of volatile stock market trade war with china increasing threats from iran north korea's continuing missile tests which will get to later and now new pressure for gun control legislation with all that going on and under fire for his divisive language trump lashed out today at yesterday's yesterday's statement by barack obama. It never mentioned trump by name mind you it said in part quote we should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds the climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist statements well this morning trump quoted what he'd heard on fox and friends did george bush ever condemn president obama after sandy hook president obama had thirty two mass shootings during his reign mass shootings were happening before for the president even thought about running for president that was followed by. I am the lease racist person. The white house also came to trump's defense today and i've seen democrats on air saying he is responsible for this that his rhetoric is responsible for this shooting is responsible for these deaths this this murder and that is a dangerous place to take this country. We would also never blame barack obama for the police shootings in dallas. We wouldn't blame bernie sanders for the shooting getting a stevescalise or other republicans today n._b._c. News reported that several federal agencies charged with fighting domestic terrorism are now struggling to do so mostly because of cuts in funding and personnel tonight a spokesperson for the house. Judiciary committee tells n._b._c. news the committee members are mulling over or an early return from their six weeks summer recess to address gun violence given all that here for our leadoff discussion on a tuesday night. Jonathan lear white white house reporter for the associated press kimberly atkins senior washington correspondent for boston's n._p._r. News outlet w._b. You are and katie benner justice department reporter quarter for the new york times jonathan. I'd like to begin with you because of something one of your colleagues and a frequent guest of ours joel kovin has posted tonight has to do do with the overall empathy deficit. Let's call it going into tomorrow about the president. She says the words he offers for divided america will be complicated by his own incendiary. Anti immigrant rhetoric that mirrors language linked to one of the shooter's it is a highly unusual predicament for an american american president to at once try to console the community and a nation at the same time he's being criticized as contributing to a combustible climate that can spawn on violence in the real world of advanced teams and trips like this there are ways you can reduce the president's exposure to the public to be quite honest about it. He can go to just interiors of hospitals just a tent with family and relatives and survivors. Just just a firehouse limit his exposure that way give us a preview of tomorrow..
"veronica escobar" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"In the country and president trump doesn't see much more welcome in dayton which he referred to as toledo yesterday in dayton shooter's motives are more obscure. There are reports that he heard the voice that he had misogynist obsessions that he scared people in his circle with their thoughts of what he might do. He describes his own politics as leftist. Though as of yet there are no indications this was in any way an explicitly political act and in this case it's not like anyone's putting the blame right at trump's feet but the shooter did could use a weapon with this magazine to kill nine people and injured twenty seven more in half a minute and the president and his party has been covering for the people who manufacture these weapons. I'm disappointed with his remarks. I mean they follow fell really short. You mentioned like gun issues one time <hes> i think you know watching the president of the past asu years on the issues of guns he's been. I don't know if he knows what he believes. Friends agent filling all on hill police book. I mean if i'm telling you i'm gonna tell him awesome job. You probably will hear it from you better than he hears it for me. They wanted him like how unhelpfully he's been on this yesterday. His comments weren't very helpful to the issue you around guns yesterday. President obama issued a statement condemning leaders who use language that normalizes racist sentiments didn't name names he didn't have to today trump retweeted a trump t._v. Host asking to george bush ever condemn president obama after sandy hook because president obama and president trump and the people that trump tv all know that trump is the guy who demonize those who don't look like suggests other people including immigrant threaten our way of life refers to other people as subhuman implies that america belongs to just one certain type of people. Everyone knows who is being talked about their. There's this vortex this sucking moral vacuum at the top of the country. There's been since the moment. Donald trump took the oath of office. It's unavoidable that all of the c- even feel it viscerally particularly in the wake of something like this don't even now democratic congresswoman veronica escobar who represents el paso <hes> congressman. I want to ask i how people or doing there are. There folks still in the hospital does do people have the resources. They need to process. What happened to heal medically financially. How are things nick hi chris. Thank you so much asking. I've spent the day with el paso families in the hospital <hes> here at at this beautiful memorial <hes> and and folks are doing better <hes>. I visited with a gentleman in the i._c._u. Who is is doing a lot better his his <hes> caregivers have told us that that he's strong. He's on the men i talked to. Another young woman jessica who i visited did on sunday who it was very painful for her to walk the <unk> her legs were shot and that's you know with these kinds of weapons of war the bullets bullets. Don't just go through your flesh and your bones. It shatters them. That's the whole point of a weapon of war and so both her legs <hes> were shot through and i was with her and when she took her her first steps on sunday and she was in a lot of emotional and physical pain <hes> today went by and visited her again and she had this beautiful smile on her face and she's been walking a little bit more and <hes> she's full of hope. Her husband is doing better. He's also in the hospital. She got to see her kids..
Beto O'Rourke explains why he doesn't want Trump in El Paso
"President trump bears responsibility in part for what happens in in el Paso Texas from my perspective he is not welcome here he should not come here well we are in mourning that's democratic presidential candidate Beto o'rourke along with Veronica Escobar who currently represents the el Paso area in Congress Saturday's mass shooting there has now of twenty two people dead they both want president trump to stay away from their city but the request is falling on deaf ears the present president planning to visit both el Paso and Dayton Ohio our DC insider ABC news political analyst Alex Castellanos joins us now I don't want to get into the inside politics stuff on this but let let's talk a little bit about whether or not the president is doing the right thing by traveling to those cities I think the same people who say they don't want to there are would rip them for neglecting to visit I think that's right look good George Bush after nine eleven flew around didn't land any where and was accused of ignoring the tragedy of nine eleven so we're we could see that I think this would be a lose lose for trump either way but if you put politics aside this is what our president should do he should go there he is the leader of the country and and I think it's Natalie right political thing the right moral thing in most Americans will see it
"veronica escobar" Discussed on KTOK
"Veronica Escobar well she speaks for itself cut nine go it is shocking to me that she is so utterly self aware she's talking about trump to Joe Scarborough go ahead and this is why from my perspective he is not welcome here he should not come here well we are in mourning this is one of the sites of one of his rallies I heard Micah earlier you mentioned that violence increased statistically violence went up I hate crimes went up in communities where she had held rallies what what I mean is this is this the most outrageous I mean you can't even tell the politicians from the media and there the dark hearts that these people have is incredible they know the president didn't do this then only has nothing to do with it nothing whatsoever that's just incredible nobody mentions ante further black lives matter or any of the radical violent groups on the left and so forth and so on and maybe that gay people ideas I mean maybe maybe a maybe a commercial there's somebody looking at them funny gave them an idea they have nothing to support these these these these unconscionable allegations nothing and the worst of the worst really is this guy Scarborough he is a a hateful you're responsible clown who's given a former to push this dirt I know he wants to settle personal scores with the present the United States who supported early on but this isn't the place and time for it for Scarborough to exploit this and for these Democrats and other media figures to exploit this for ratings and for votes.
"veronica escobar" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Paso area Veronica Escobar well she speaks for itself cut nine go it is shocking to me that she is so utterly self aware now she's talking about trump to Joe Scarborough go ahead and this is why from my perspective he is not welcome here he should not come here well we are in mourning this is one of the sites of one of his rallies I heard that earlier mentioned that violence increased statistically violence went up I hate crimes went up in communities where she had held rallies what what I mean is this is this the most outrageous I mean the you can't even tell the politicians from the media and there the dark hearts that these people have is incredible they know the president didn't do this they know is nothing to do with it nothing whatsoever that's just incredible nobody mentions ante further black lives matter or any of the radical violent groups on the left and so forth and so on and maybe that gay people ideas I mean maybe maybe a maybe a commercial there's somebody looking at them funny gave them an idea they have nothing to support these these these these unconscionable allegations nothing and the worst of the worst really is this guy Scarborough he is a a hateful you're responsible clown who's given they were met to push this dirt I know he wants to settle personal scores with the present the United States who supported early on but this isn't the place and time for it for Scarborough to exploit this and for these Democrats and other media figures to exploit this for ratings and for votes.
Veronica Escobar, Texas And Rio Grande discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Texas democratic congresswoman veronica escobar noted that the photo of father and his toddler daughter who drowned in the rio grande represents tens of thousands of migrants who have died as they have tried to build a better life for
"veronica escobar" Discussed on Amanpour
"The new mayor vista Mbo tells me why no one can now stand in the way of Turkish democracy, plus the first female chief economist of the IMF key to go not talks to a wall to is about the state of the global economy. Welcome to the program everyone. I'm Christiane Amanpour in London. Pictures of drown father and his daughter difficult to look at a making headlines around the world. Oskar I'll betcha Martinez and his twenty three month older Valeria life face down in the murky waters of the Rio Grande river among the reeds and the discarded. Beer, bottles, their heads wrapped in a black T shirt, and her tiny arm is draped around his neck, it is shocking evidence of the dangerous journey that migrants take to the United States with the nation's moral conscience, now in the global spotlight, the house of representatives has approved four and a half billion dollars of humanitarian aid to help stem the emergency. The Senate is considering a rival Bill with fewer restrictions on how border agencies can spend the money. President Trump has threatened to veto the house Bill and he says he strongly opposes the legislation. I'm not happy with it because there's no money for protection. It's like we're running hospitals over there now. But on Monday on this program. We heard the horrific details of one Texas facility housing children, where there's a lack of food water and basic hygiene, congresswoman Veronica Escobar, is from that area and she is urging her fellow lawmakers to act with an urgency, and dignity befitting the nation. This is not a description of a developing nation. This is happening to day on our watch in the United States of America to children. It is happening in El Paso, Texas on our border. Our new Ella silent. And I've be speaking to the congresswoman who tells me, why it is critical that border agencies receive more funding to help the most vulnerable migrants who are in desperate need right now. You know, it's very, very hard to look at these pictures of Oscar the father and his little daughter washed up. Like I mean really like trash on the on the sides of the Rio Grande. What do you think EI of the fact that this has happened in the United States, and I guess be the effect that this terrible tragedy. And this, this terrible evidence will have. Well, number one, it is unfortunately, all too common sight for those of us who live on the border. We know the realities of the perilous journey that migrants take with their children with their family. Sometimes all alone, we have frequently tried to educate our, our colleagues to let them know that this hairless journey is not something that families, or parents would do unless they were so desperate that they felt they had to run from something. And so, I hope that these deaths like all of the deaths that we see consistently at our front door on the US Mexico border. I hope that these these two innocent souls, have not died in vain, and that this is a wakeup call to the country. The more hardened our asylum laws are the more hardened. We are as a nation and the more that we look the other way to what is. Happening. The reality behind, why people flee their country. The reality behind our laws that we need people to wake up in America, and to feed into their compassion, and their humanity. And I hope that this very painful photograph is that wakeup call? I wonder if all in your mind resembles the impacts of that tiny little Syrian boy, Alan Kirti who washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean during the terrible. Twenty fifteen migrant crisis, and that oversee sparked a massive global uproar. An outrage you feel that this might have the same impact in the US. I, I hope it does it needs to we have a global refugee crisis. That's happening all around us. But we become I think numb to what is happening. But I hope the very same compassion, that people have felt for refugees across the globe. They will tap into for. The refugees that our door congresswoman, I'd like to play, you a little bit of the interview, I add last night with the lawyer Warren Binford, who had access to the Clint facility and I know that's in the region of your congressional district. And she talked of I mean, truly pitiful appalling conditions that she found children were living on the just have a listen. We mmediately asked the guards to bring us the youngest children, the child mothers and their infants and the children who had been kept there, the longest. And when they walked into the room Christiaan, we were taken aback. They were dirty hair was mad, they started crying. They had just a level of hunger that made them want food from us directly because they hadn't been given any fruits any vegetables, any milk for the entire time that they had been there. They were given instant soup instant oatmeal frozen burritos, it was, and it was the same food every day day after day, they describe sleeping on cold floors, which was why they said they were so tired. She also off for international pressure, which is really I mean, almost almost backwards in the way, we see politics and pressure over these humanitarian issues is usually, the United States that is being called to come to the rescue of other countries. But this American lawyer, after saying that on America's shores in Texas, no less called on international pressure on the United States to do something about this, and the UN human, the UN refugee commission has has weighed in, but tell me I mean, this is a black Mark on the conscience of the United States. But you also subsequently have passed a Bill in the house to deliver humanitarian aid urgently? Tell me about that Christiane. I do want to emphasize, this is.
Lawmakers may deliver border-security deal Friday
"Republicans and Democrats are facing a deadline. They have until Friday to figure out a border security deal that President Trump will sign or face the prospect of another government shutdown several democratic lawmakers visited the border this weekend. Mallory Faulk for member station. K R W cheek reports at a small congressional delegation visited El Paso and southern New Mexico. The five representatives met with various stakeholders along the border, including immigration advocates and officials from customs and border protection, El Paso, congresswoman, Veronica, Escobar, co lead the delegation, and it's frustrating to know that we are being painted as a dangerous place meant to be controlled. When what we see is a place of complexity and beauty the border is too complex. She says for a one size fits all solution. Escobar was joined by. House majority leader, Steny Hoyer, along with representatives from New Mexico and Pennsylvania. President Trump is expected to hold a campaign rally and El Paso, Monday
U.S. expands medical checks after Guatemala boy dies; mother 'in despair'
"Wanted. Meanwhile, federal officials say they'll carry out secondary checks on every young migrant in American custody after an eight year old boy from Guatemala died early Christmas morning in New Mexico democratic congresswoman elect Veronica Escobar tells ABC bipartisan problem if something that I think should have been addressed for years ago, discussing the immigration