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Fresh update on "amy klobuchar" discussed on Larry Elder
"139 cough or assaulted in the Capitol building riot including 1/4, the officer who died 38 officers have sent tested positive for Cove. It 19. When we talk about that later on. Now, George Stephanopoulos. I call him George Clinton Populace. Is the chief news anchor for ABC. For those of you who are Little certain age. This man used to be one of the top campaign advisers to Bill Clinton. Later on the building got elected, He became a communication director staffer in the White House. He then became a Correspondent for ABC News. They said he'll never, ever ever be a be a news guy. He will be covering politics like this. And then little by little by little, he became began covering politics and now he's the chief news anchor of ABC. Now he was going to interview Amy Klobuchar and Rand Paul about the Riot on January 6. About whether not Donald Trump because of his speech was guilty of an incitement of insurrection. The club, which I was having difficulty with her sound, and so he had to turn to Rand Paul for the entire segment. It was beautiful. Senator Paul Let me begin with the threshold question for you. This election was not stolen. Do you accept that fact? Well, what I would say is that the debate over whether or not there was fraud should occur. We never had any presentation in court. When we actually look to the evidence. Most of the cases were thrown out for lack of standing, which is a procedural way of not actually hearing the question. Were several states in which the law was changed by the secretary of state and not the state Legislature. To me, those air clearly unconstitutional and I think there's there's still a chance that those actually do find they work their way up to the Supreme Court. Courts traditionally, and historically don't like to hear election questions. But yes, whether people who voted twice where they're dead, people voted whether illegal aliens who voted yes, and we should get to the bottom of it. I'll give you an example in my state when we had a Democrat secretary of state She refused even under federal order to purge the roles of illegal voters. We've got a Republican secretary of state as he's going Clinton Ah Polis because Amy Klobuchar still has enjoyed. He is getting testier and testier and needs to say something about what Rand Paul is saying. So he jumps in. He burns the rules. Senator Paul Anka difference in those things. I have to stop You there there. No, no. Santa Paula, I have to stop you there. Well, election is perfect, but there were 86 challenges. Filed by President Trump and his allies in court. All were this minutes, every state certified the results after not know for enough count. But after investigations and recounts, the Department of Justice, led by William Barr said, there's no widespread evidence of fraud. Can't you just say the words? This election was not what I would suggest is What I would suggest is that if we want greater confidence in our elections and 75% of Republicans agree with me is that we do need to look at an election integrity and we do need to see if we can Restore confidence in the elections. 75% of Republicans agree with you because they were fed a big lie by President Trump and his supporters who say they were fit a big lie by President Trump and his supporters. Is that what a journalist to say. Election was stolen. Why can't you say? Well, I think we're back in the one. I think you make a steak and hey, George George. George, where you make a mistaking is that people coming from the liberal side like you? You immediately said. Everything's a lie instead of saying they're two sides to everything. Historically, what would happen is if I said that I thought there was fraud. He would interview someone else who said there wasn't but now you insert yourself in the middle and say the absolute fact is that everything I'm saying is alive, Senator. I said what the president said was a lie because, he said, hold on a second, He said the election was stolen. This election was not stolen. This let the results were certified in every single state. You're such a council recounts. You're saying that? Absolutely it was. You're saying there was no fraud, and it's all been investigating. That's just not true. It's not what I said, sir. I said the Department of Justice found no evidence. Let me finish my parents, sir, You said it was not true. They were all liars. You're just simply saying we're all ours. And I said it was a lie that the election was stolen. I miss that. You're right. We're wrong. Let no let's Let's talk about the specifics of it. In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had on Lee, the name Ottoman, no address. Historically, those were thrown out this time. They weren't they made special accommodations because they said, Oh, it's a pandemic, and people forgot what their address was. So they changed the law after the fact that is wrong that's unconstitutional, and I plan on spending the next two years going around state to state. And fixing these problems that I won't be cowed by liberals in the media who say there's no evidence here and you're a liar. If you talk about election fraud, No, let's have an open debate is a free country. There's there's no widespread evidence of election fraud that overturned the results that was stated as well by the Department of Justice, led by President Trump's attorney general in Wisconsin. There were accounts and reach never solves that. That's not true, even that's not true. Is William Barr said that Tara said that But there was yes. He said that yes, that was a pronouncement. There has been no examination, thorough examination of all the states to see what problems we had and see if they can fix him. Let me save to be clear. I voted to certify the state electors because I think it would be wrong for Congress to overturn that. But at the same time, I'm not willing just to sit here and say, Oh, everybody in the Republican side is a liar and there is no fraud. No, there were lots of problems and they were secretaries of state who illegally changed the law and that needs to be fixed. I'm gonna work hard to fix it, and I won't be cowed by people saying, Oh, you're a liar. That's the problem with the media today, as they say all Republicans are liars, and everything we say is a lie. There are two sides to every story interview somebody on the other side, But don't insert yourself into the story to say we're all liars because they're from they're not. They're not. They're not two sides to this story. This has been looked at in every single statement. Two stars every Everything right, George. You're forgetting who you are. You forgetting who you are, is a journalist,.
Sen. Paul wants election investigation; Sen. Klobuchar moving to impeachment trial, Covid relief bill
"Former president trumps impeachment trial president Biden's covert relief bill and claims of election fraud dominated one Sunday morning talk show with two senators on opposing sides despite the courts dismissing eighty six election challenges Republican senator rand Paul says he wants the investigations to continue I plan on spending the next two years going around state to state and fixing these problems and I won't be cowed by liberals he's spent his time on ABC's this week discussing only this followed by democratic senator Amy Klobuchar's this is why Joe Biden one now she says Congress needs to get down to the work of the people's business including the impeachment trial we could run it in the afternoon and confirm the nominees in the morning and pass legislation at night top of that list is the code bill closure says will fund vaccine distribution and economic revival I'm Julie Walker
Fresh "amy Klobuchar" from Charlotte at Six
"W wait. Your emergency situation station started it. Six of such an encouraging promo, wasn't it? You are ruled you are married. It's 11 before seven, Charlotte six. I'm Mark Garrison in a few minutes. Big doings in Washington between seven and eight tonight involving the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Rachel Sutherland on Capitol Hill joins us now so Little pomp and circumstance. I guess you could say this evening the official accusation against Trump to be carried from the House of Representatives to the Senate. It's accusing him of causing a riot. All right. What happened? This is we saw last year, the House impeachment managers. Make that walk from the house side to the Senate chamber to deliver the articles. Impeachment. There is one of them incitement of insurrection. It will be read aloud, pursued Lee on the Senate floor, and that was been Transmit officially this article's impeachment to the Senate. Now there's going to be a two week break. We understand between the delivering of the article and the start of the official trial. This is to give a former president Trump The ability to mount a legal defense. It'll also give the impeachment managers more time to build their case against the president and even explore the constitutionality of what is about to occur. It seems that lawmakers air divided even among Republicans as the weather. It's constitutional because we've never been here before to try a former president. In the Senate. Uh, I believe it. Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Democratic presidential candidate who pointed to some history where impeachment as you know, it goes for judges. Another, uh, appointed officials so There might have been a case History in which a government official without tried but never president. And so it makes you wonder. How that's going to proceed without any kind of basic expect to hear the president's legal defense say this is unconstitutional. That's gonna be their first line of argument. And then probably the second line of argument is that saying that the speech on January 6th. You got to pick it. Step art line by line and make the argument that that did not cite the insurrection at the Capitol. And then the end piece of managers have to make the case that indeed the president was responsible for that. There's some Republicans who believed he was responsible for that. But that That they conviction in the Senate, which is further divide. The nation is really comes down as to whether you got what 16 Republicans in the Senate who would be willing to vote for him a conviction and that doesn't seem very likely does it? It. It doesn't because look, it's a high bar conviction. We've never had a president or former president. This case convicted S O. This would they wouldn't take additional vote but far him from ever seeking federal office again. So it is a high bar. It's meant to be one that 67 votes of the super majority so that it's not easy to do. And some Republicans are concerned. This would set a precedent to do this to other presidents down the road, but Others were saying, Look, what happened at the Capitol was so Terrible that there needs to be accountability before there can be, you know, healing unity and all of that, whether or not it falls on the president to pay the piper on this something that's gonna be something that sent half the side. It was interesting that sooner Rand Paul was speaking to New York, posting somehow casting doubt that Chief Justice John Roberts will show up for the trial. Roberts is not publicly commented, but The Constitution does say that the Supreme Court chief justice would preside. You know he's suggesting keep, you know, show. I mean, I don't know. In that case. How will that work? Yeah, that's pretty interesting. I can't imagine you would be a no show. But that would be interesting. I've heard others say that as well On of course, in the ensuing two weeks before this trial get started, I guess. Uh, President Biden is going to push to get some covert relief past right? Is there's been some negotiations back and forth already between you know members on the hill and in his team, and there's discussion about using What they call budget reconciliation, which is I know it's a bit out there. We'd be kind of term. That is, it would allow Democrats to bypass the normal filibuster the 60 vote threshold. And allow them to go around and get this $1.9 trillion plan passed. It's really used, but it could be done. But they are working on negotiating some Republicans. Even some Democrats like Joe Manchin of West Virginia said. Well, why are people making up the $300,000 a year go to get stimulus money? I mean, why? Why did they need that? So they're wondering About the price tag about who would get additional stimulus money. The $15 minimum weight has been stuck in there. That would definitely be sticking point for a lot of Republicans. For this point, they're still talking about bipartisanship and trying to get a deal. Bernie Sanders was done yesterday s Oh, they're going to be taking that up at the same time, so it seems likely Americans will get another check. I guess the issue is going to be how much and when. Right. I would take so I don't think that it's going to be gunned up to the point where Americans won't get another check. The expected amount is $1400 on top of the 600 that went out earlier. Is in bringing up to do that $2000 marked with the question is, what are going to be the income on the people? You're making a good living who have not been hit hard by this should they get a check? All those are questions that Congress and and then working with the White House will have to answer. All right, Rachel, Thanks so much. Rachel Sutherland on Capitol Hill as we started out, talking with her any moment now, Just looking at the television monitor here. The house. Officially deliver the trump impeachment indictment to the Senate, and it will be read aloud. But the actual trial in the Senate is not set to happen for a couple of weeks yet, but The official delivering of the charges will happen here in the next few minutes. It's about 4.5 before the hour's some reports over the weekend, the Corona virus will again kill the Summer Olympics in Japan. Simon told Fox News joins us from the London desk, the foreign desk, so Simon games are up in the air, not according to Japan, or at least its leaders. They are insisting that the Olympics are still on, but they're getting this question almost daily. At the moment because we are less than six months out from.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The View
"Be that could happen next. Senator amy clue. Rashar is live to talk about kicking off the biden harris administration at yesterday's inauguration if she thinks republican senators are ready to unite. And what she makes a president trump saying we haven't seen the last of him we will be back in some form a new president a new administration. The view is live taking it all on show like yours and tomorrow george lopez is never a break share his view now he comes to the most watch number one daytime talk show. Abc's the view. My fellow americans a moment we have all been waiting for. It is now my great privilege and high honor to be the first person to officially introduce the forty six president of the united states. Joseph r junior waited for years to hear those words said my goodness amy clover chairman. She spoke those words yesterday. She was the inaugural co chair. And i'm so glad that she's here with us today. So i can thank one person please. Welcome senator amy klobuchar. It was really wonderful. What was it like for you to stand on that stage. No way you about to introduce the breath of fresh air. That many in the country have been praying for well. Let me just say. I chose words carefully. Be the words what we have all been waiting for. It meant waiting for him personally. He is long wanted to be president and is going to be a great president but it was also for america and i thought it was especially important because that very platform that we were on was where the domestic terrorists where the insurrection had chosen to break into the capital. There were broken windows. There was spray paint. Still the windows have been fixed but there was spray paint still on the bottom of the columns. It was really chilling and it was our job Senator blunt in my job to make sure this show went on to make sure we told america. Yeah this is joanne commas day in that so important for them to lay out their vision but it is also about our country. Healing and moving forward senator..
Fresh update on "amy klobuchar" discussed on Larry Elder
"It happened and you can't just sweep this under the rug, is it? Oh, nothing to see here and everybody is a liar and you're a fool. If you bring this up, you're inserting yourself into the story. A journalist would hear both sides and there are two sides of this. I'm standing. I'm standing by fax there not two sides to fax. I did not say that this was a perfect election. I said it was. The results were certified. I said it was not stolen in your side, too. So are liars. You're staying. People are liars. If they want to investigate what happened in the election should tell what I said. In fact, the tens of thousands of absentee ballots did not have addresses on him and normally were disqualified. But this time they were counted. Shall we examine that? Don't know whether it affected the election or not, but I have an open mind and if we actually examine this, we found out it didn't That's fine, but it still should be fixed. There could be more investigations. Investigations that have taken place have shown there is not enough fraud to change the results of this election that has been certified by every state. It was stated by the just department and the attorney general. And I accepted the state certifications but doesn't mean that I think that there wasn't fraud and that there weren't problems that have to be investigated. And it doesn't mean that the law wasn't broken. I believe in Pennsylvania, they broke the law. And I believe that that ever would get a real hearing of the Supreme Court. It was denied for standing. It wasn't actually taken up. If it were taken up. I do believe that the Supreme Court Would overrule and say that they did break the loyal legally I asked you a very simple question. Was the election stolen or not? I think there was a great deal of evidence of fraud and changing of the election laws illegally. And I think a thorough investigation is warranted. Senator Paul Thanks for talking this morning. What's the over under on one, Mr. Grandpa. Get invited back on the monopolies Show Triple 8971 s a G E Triple 89717243. How's that unreasonable? Look, I I didn't vote to overturn the election. But I do feel that there ought to be a hearing so that the American people can have confidence and whether not, the election was conducted fairly. Same as you guys did in 2000. Five first week of January, 2005 and Barbara Boxer joined with Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who claimed the election was stolen in Ohio and had that been overturned that estate was pivotal for George W. Bush's re election. If that had been overturned, he would have lost the election. That you guys challenge that. And others joined with it. And others praised it. Obama said. I wasn't around then, but I appreciate the fact that you guys are investigating this, Hillary said the same thing. And all. Rand. Paul did was say that It was a great deal of concern about voting irregularity. A large number of the people who voted feel that there is voter fraud about 20% of Democrats feel the same way. Let's have a hearing that's all. Why is that unreasonable? Triple 8971 s a G triple 89717 to 4 threes I mentioned a growing number of Republicans are opposing a trial. But It was it was it Schumer, who said having the trial's going to bring us together. Amy Klobuchar says that Donald Trump sent an angry mob. To invade the capital. My colleagues have not yet committed about what they're going to do and the news. We just got out of the New York Times yesterday that the president was actually actively trying to take out his own attorney general and put in an unknown bureaucrat. Trying to take out his own interact with which kill him. Shoot him conspiring with him. I think we're going to get more and more evidence over the next few weeks. I hope you get here. We're gonna get more and more evidence over the next few weeks. You guys didn't take one moment of testimony. Not one affidavit, not one witness, but you're going to get more and more evidence later on. So you impeached him and hope that maybe down the road there be some evidence, Wow, and put in an unknown bureaucrat conspiring with him. I think we're going to get more and more evidence over the Next unknown bureaucrat. Oh my God. Somebody he woke up, had no name weeks as if it's not enough that he sent an angry mob down the mall sent an angry mob. I want you to go peacefully and patriotic Lee and make your voices heard sent down sent an angry mob to invade the capital to invade the capital. Didn't try to stop it on. But police officer was killed. I don't really know what else you need to know The facts were there. We saw it right there on the platform during the inauguration is you could still see the spray paint at the bottom of many of the columns. It's Mitt Romney, who said that the impeachment trial will bring unity to the country where we're certainly gonna have a trial. I wish that weren't necessary. But the president's conduct with regards to the call the secretary of State Rapids Burger in Georgia. A swell asses the inside station towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capitol calls for a trial and you know if we're gonna have unity in our country, I think it's important to recognize the need for accountability for truth and justice, So I think there will be a trial and I hope it goes as quickly as possible. But that's something the council on both sides. Now, remember, the point of a try away is to convict and remove somebody from office. The man is no longer in office. What is the point? Is it even legal? Here's what Alan Dershowitz said. It will be unconstitutional. But that probably won't bother the senator is the Constitution is very clear the subject the object, The purpose of impeachment is to remove Sitting president and there are two presidents. One is very obvious. When President Nixon resigned in anticipation of being impeached and removed, there was no effort to impeach him..
How the attack on Washington, DC's U.S. Capitol unfolded: A reporter's perspective
"Insurrection at the. Us capitol building on wednesday has taking stock of democracy in america. This hour we start with gray segers licko reporter for cbs news. I was in the capital on wednesday reporting mainly from the senate chamber what started as a historic day in the capital. Where for only the third time. In history congress was debating whether to overturn the votes of thousands of americans ended with violence and tragedy full. You know it's funny. I did expected to be a bit of a weird day because of the inherently unusual thing of having dozens of republicans challenge the election results in several states which is pretty much unprecedented. Mr vice president. I paul gosar from areas does the gentleman from arizona. I rise up for myself and sixty my colleagues to object to the difficult day day which would require a lot of concentration and very exactness in my report and then everything was just flipped upside down so suddenly. You can't have electron ix in the senate chamber. Would i usually do is. I'm in there for about thirty minutes or so. And then i'll come out for five minutes to write an email to my editors. Let everyone in the bureau. What's going on. So i had actually come out of the chamber and was in the press gallery writing an email and then all of a sudden i heard a senate gallery. Staffer shout pence has left. He had just been taken out of the room. And i assume that it was for security purposes and that My first thought was a. Wow i guess those protesters outside have gotten a bit more rowdy and then the next thing i knew there was a capital police officer at the door of the senate press gallery saying lock that gohmert now just shouting it through the room and i realized oh my god this is this is serious and then the officer was telling all of us who were in the press gallery outside of the chambered me to grab your stuff and you need to get inside the chamber and we are going to lock you inside. The chamber definitely kind of illegally took my took my phone and laptop into the chamber 'cause i i needed to tell my editors that i was alive and also telling my loved ones that i was okay and next thing i knew the the doors were being locked behind us. The press. gallery sort of overlooks the senate chamber floor. So it's kind of like the lip of fish bowl and the reporters are looking over this list into the fishbowl. Where all the senators are on the floor. It was very clear that something was wrong. All senators pretty much. Where on their phones standing looking extremely stressed and there were police officers. All around the doors. Senator amy klobuchar could on kind of her best mom voice and shouted a shots have been fired getaway from the doors. This is serious. There came a point where all of a sudden senators were being evacuated and it seemed for a moment that they were going to leave the reporters in the senate chamber which would have been very unfortunate as riders broke into the chamber just moments after senators had left but fortunately a senate gallery staff shouted down. You know hey what about us. Police officers just told us okay. Follow the senators. They were literally steps away
Fresh update on "amy klobuchar" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"Clip it 505 this morning was with Javi Herbal syrup who has been serving as the attorney general, of course in the state of California, is now the nominee by President Biden, to be the director of the secretary of whole of Health and Human Services had a really tough time answering a very straightforward question on the Sunday morning talk show about When do you expect? When does the administration shoot for what is the goal for having Americans vaccinated? He couldn't answer the question, and it was asked him about three different ways, and he really struggled. Aubrey Aquino did a fascinating story on the enrollment numbers in schools. So anecdotally, it looks like the numbers are dropping in public schools, and we won't know this for a while because none of those schools are releasing their numbers. But private schools are talking about their enrollments, which are up in some areas of the state and actually down in some areas of the state because families can no longer afford the tuition well, and some families are just simply moving, who had been in those private school? And they have left for states that have public schools that are over. Yes, indeed. They talked about that as well. You did a very interesting segment about the Republicans regrouping what they're doing right now circling the wagons feeling like they're under attack right? And a lot of Republicans been talking over the weekend about the upcoming impeachment trial. Ah, lot of senators have said they're reluctant now to maybe go forward with impeachment and vote for that. Because maybe not so much for love of the former president Trump but for the understanding that this populist sentiment is still out there, whether or not Trump decides to run again, Rand Paul and Amy Klobuchar two senators 605805. They were featured audio clips today, both of them on the other bond on two different ends of the discussion about whether or not it is constitutional. Have a trial in the Senate to impeach a president who's no longer president and very interesting, but but we'll both aspect right tomorrow. I'm going to do something on where politicians go when they lose their elections. Some of them write a book. Some of them go on a speaking tour. There's not some big retirement home. I mean, there's no big retirement help, but Hollywood casting agencies snap them up really Hollywood casting agencies. They're out there looking for ex politicians that have any name recognition, Okay, because they want to make some money, and these folks can help them. So we're back tomorrow morning at 5 A.m.. We're here tonight and we'd love for you to swing by. Thanks for being part of the program this morning. I'm Sam Shane. I'm Christina and dons of the Rush Limbaugh Show is next. Next update in less than 30.
Klobuchar worried about data security for Amazon Halo
"Talk about iot device. Privacy's specifically the senate or rather. Amy klobuchar is really wondering after reading review of amazon's tracker what the department of health and human services plans to do to ensure privacy of people's health data so club. Hr read the amazon review. Said how it takes so much personal information like naked pictures of my body which it does you can delete them it's optional. You can delete the photos from the device. Those photos amazon gives you the option of sending them to the cloud so they don't automatically go there so that's all really important but kluber chart points out in the letter that seventy nine percent of health apps do share people's data and people may not be aware of that that was a study from the british medical journal in twenty nineteen. And so she's asking the department of health and human services for questions basically. She's saying. Hey are you paying attention to this. What are what actions do y'all take to safeguard users private health information. Do you have the authority at actually do any of this. And what else do we need to give the department of health and human services like what regulatory powers we need to give so they can strengthen privacy and security protections for this kind of data and she's asking for all of the information that h h has to make sure devices like halo aren't like willy nilly grabbing your data and share in it in ways like the might be uncomfortable were even detrimental to one's health and i say thank you.
Fresh update on "amy klobuchar" discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"Time now for some money and business news, and for that we say good Monday morning, Kelly brothers. Good morning, Kelly. Hey, Good morning. I'll pass on the Larry King quote that I repeated to my kids last night. Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening. I never learned anything while I was talking. I loved it. I mean, it was. You know, we've talked about it in the program. The great interviews. Listen so well. And he did that. Kelly. What kind of surprises me is that? No one really replaced him right now. What I mean No. One. No one does a straight one on one conversation. It's very it's rare to even find a show like that, where there is not some political perspective thrown in for good measure well, and not only that, but the way he phrase questions guys like what do you like about the job? Very short question, as opposed to these cable news hosts who asked, like five minute questions. Yeah, exactly. Or the year they think they do, And it's not even a question. Uh, market today is going to open a little bit lower doubt coming off of what? Five At last six weeks. It's been up big earnings week this week. A lot of the S and P over 100 of the S and P. 500 will report including Apple and Microsoft and Netflix and Good Ivan chocolates. Closing all of their stores after Valentine's Day 128 stores across the country and Canada. Let's check the real time numbers a czar about to get off in trading on a Monday the Dow Jones industrial average on Friday I should point out closed down 179 points, it will be down another 100 points off the opening bell Today will open a 9 30,096. NASDAQ and S Appeal. Both open slightly lower as well. Gold up seven at 18 63 Announced Oil flat 10 Year bond yield 1.6 Kelly, thank you so much do appreciate it. So Christina later today, we expect that the article of impeachment going to be sent over from the house to the Senate, right? And so then the procedure moves forward. We also expect that the great debate moving forward is whether or not this could be comes is constitutional. Can you hold a trial in the Senate on impeachment on a former president of the United States? Um, so we have two perspectives that we want to lay out for you right now, as part of the debate that's going to take place, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat Minnesota, set on a Sunday morning talk show that she believes that putting former president Trump on trial in the Senate for impeachment is Constitutional. We will tell you the reasoning behind that in a moment why, she says it's constitutional before we do that. Republicans like Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky say it's unconstitutional. Here's what he told Fox News. The story is now the chief justice will not appear. The chief justice doesn't appear to say that the Constitution says he is should appear for impeachment of the president. If the chief justice isn't coming, I think it's an illegitimate procedure, and it isn't a real impeachment. It's going to be a fake partisan impeachment. But the story is that the chief justice is not going to be asked. But the reason he's not going to be asked is, he's privately said he's not supposed to come unless it's an impeachment of the president. So this is an illegitimate procedure and even the chief justice of the Supreme Court who's not a rabid trump person who's actually if anything, sort of in the middle. He is now saying this is illegitimate because I'm not getting in the middle of this and I'm not coming over for this. So Senator Rand. Paul says that his reports his sources are telling him that the chief justice of the U. S Supreme Court John Roberts is saying this is unconstitutional. I'm not going anywhere near this, okay? That's that's on the other side, Senator Amy Klobuchar says over the weekend that there's precedent that this is constitutional because in 18 76, the secretary of war, the time a guy named William Belk nap. Was impeached. He was accused of taking bribes..
Amy Klobuchar is seemingly trying to bury the hatchet with Pete Buttigieg
"President elect joe biden pete buttigieg as nomination for transportation secretary amy klobuchar who sits on the committee. That would oversee transportation tweeted this. Congratulations pete. buddha judge from roads to rail there is so much to be done. And i'm looking forward to working with you. I know you will bring both your big ideas and your local government experience to the job. John and i look forward to welcoming you ingest in to washington. Today i mean yeah so close i think it is. Yeah i'm like. I'm not gonna like ask a straight man if the day because he'll say no but you and i know that's right that's right that's the power of being a straight man wouldn't phase you. You'd say thank you. let's have. Yeah but the combination of the local government experience and the experience and the welcome to washington. Oh i love. But there's plausible deniability for amy to i respect the hell out of that very minnesota way of being bygones. Be bygones you know. I think it's fun is fun. I hope it continues. You're right. I mean it's like okay when you watch a tv show in two characters. Have that kind of relationship. Are you ever like. Hey would you knock it off. No you're like get those two people on screen
Minnesota frees man convicted of killing child with stray bullet
"Freedom for a man convicted nearly 20 years ago in the murder of 11 year old Tyisha Edwards. She was killed by a stray bullet and then 16 year old Mayan. Burrell was sentenced to life behind bars for it, but maybe she's making television has more on why sentence was commuted by the Minnesota Board of Pardons. The high profile murder case gained national attention earlier this year after an Associated Press investigation revealed there was no physical evidence linking Burrell to the shooting 34 year old man. Spend more in like half of his life incarcerated for a crime. I didn't commit the case taking a turn during Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, the presidential campaign clover. Char was chief prosecutor at the time of the murder and used the case is an example of being tough on crime Club. Bashar calling the decision to commute parole sentence the right and just decision but Titus, his brother, saying the justice system has failed his family.
Republicans refuse to acknowledge preparations for Biden's inauguration
"Republicans won't vote to acknowledge their planning. President elect VIOLENCE inauguration begins and Democrats on the Congressional Committee planning next month inauguration squabble Tuesday morning over the election results, with Republicans voting against the measure from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Acknowledging Joe Biden's victory. All three Republicans on the panel Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Voted against the measure, while Hoyer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar voted for it and as delicate Terra ABC NEWS Washington High
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The View
"And there you have it. We'll be right back next. Senator amy klobuchar is live to talk about. Whether she thinks the president's numbers going up with minority voters democrat dominance. Going down in the house and the gop holding control of the senate should be a wakeup call for her party. Welcome back even though we don't know who president with the new president is yet but we do know that tuesday's election results will have a huge impact on the future of both parties so joining us now is former presidential candidate. Senator amy klobuchar had welcome back. It's great to be is so great to have you now. Joe biden seems to be a head right now. But we're waiting for arizona nevada and georgia north carolina and pennsylvania. Report their election totals. There are so many ballots left to be counted and we will count them. How are you feeling about the state of the race. I'm feeling really really good about it. And i really liked how joe biden is handled it. senate election night calmly Even though a lot of people a lot of us don't feel calm. He has been calm. He shown leadership and he's basically said i'm sick of the red and blue states I'm going to be a president for all of america. And i think it gives us a good good insight into how he is going to govern. And that's what we need right now. I'm also really buoyed by the fact That we have the possibility of winning georgia right now. Which i think no one expected. There's like forty thousand votes arizona. Which i believe we're going to hang onto the lead there. it just bolsters that argument and then of course pennsylvania. There's so many votes that haven't been counted and we predicted this for anyone watching out there. That thanks what is going on. It's transparent. These are republican governors in arizona and georgia democratic governor in pennsylvania. Doesn't matter people are counting the votes and they're doing it like a democracy is supposed to work and no matter what donald trump says people have to understand. We predicted this from the beginning pennsylvania. Wisconsin didn't start counting the election. They've always done that. And it's okay that we don't know the results in every state. Senator kudos to stacey abrams for taking her devastating loss. And turning that into mobilization and getting out the vote in georgia and making sure that people were registered. And but i want to ask you this. Yeah i wanna ask you this. President trump has signaled that he will not accept. The results of this election and his campaign is now suing. I think michigan pennsylvania and georgia and demanding also a recount right in wisconsin. These lawsuits have any merit in your view. And how do you think your republican colleagues. Like mitch mcconnell will respond to them first of all. I don't think they have merit. I love the wisconsin story because when donald trump won in two thousand sixteen it was by about the same margining. Sure wasn't saying they should stop counting the votes back. Then you have scott walker. The former republican governor of wisconsin basically saying it's futile To bring this lawsuit in wisconsin You have mitch. Mcconnell saying that all the votes should be counted Those were his words not mine. So of course the president is having rudy giuliani. Hang out ominously outside of philadelphia counting places and they've sent protesters to arizona. I don't think we should be surprised. But i think what we should be. So grateful for is that we have the highest voter turnout. The joe biden. Kamla harris are on their way having the highest number of votes ever in the history of america in the middle of a pandemic for presidential ticket. I think that means a lot for this country as we move forward indeed. Indeed it does and dimension mentioned mitch mcconnell. I'll throw in lindsey graham there too because they both won their senate seats After being trump sick offense and enablers as far as i could tell so that clearly worked for them they didn't go up against him at all and it worked for them. So i guess that. What did you say about Trumpism then you know it seems to be something that's going to be with us for a while. We're gonna have to exercise. It's going to be on all of us. It's going to be very strange. For a lot of americans to wake up every morning and not have a mean tweets and not have the drama and be able to have your kids. Watch the president on tv whether you agree with everything he says or not Have an african american vice president. This is all in our future. And so i think part of this is just stepping back and realizing your discussion earlier showed us. There's still who had problems in america. There's still racism in america as sunny pointed out But sarah pointed out. There's a lot of hopes and dreams of people That have been put on. Hold because of this pandemic and one of joe biden's britain's because it was not easy who's to say. Look we've got to do some tough things here. Yeah you've gotta wear mass. Despite how much the president mocked him he certainly ended up being right. You have to sit six feet apart. All of those safety measures. That aren't easy that we know are going to work. And at the same time he had to make the economic argument and sure some for some people out there. Some of that got lost because the president owned the white house. And that's the last thing i'll say and then take it you know. There's a huge advantage when you're in the white house only three times. Before this has a challenger presidential candidate beaten an incumbent and no one has used the white house like trump. i mean remember during the convention. I remember i said get off our lawn. Okay he he literally use the white house as a prop throughout this convention and the fact that we are doing so well and on the cusp of winning the white house. Through all of this i still think you have to take a moment and say yes. Thank god but also say this was a team effort and we have to spend a few minutes celebrating Before we go on to all of the challenges ahead..
Democrats have a good chance of winning the White House
"Graham, saying the quiet part out loud regarding Democrats trying to regain power. We all have a good chance. Of winning the White House. I don't know where the Poles were going, Tobe a. Thank you for acknowledging that. Yeah, I think I think is true South Carolina Republican making that comment today, and it was acknowledged by Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar grammars remarks came during a Judiciary Committee hearing to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Graham also noted the role of courts will play in a voter's decision by what kind of judges both parties would nominate.
Amy Coney Barrett hearings Day 4: Republicans reject Democratic effort to delay committee vote
"Of of Amy Amy Cockney Cockney of of Amy Amy Barrett Barrett Cockney Cockney to to Barrett Barrett the the Supreme to to the the Court Supreme has Court failed. has failed. The motion The is motion not agreed is not agreed to to the business the meeting business will meeting conclude will conclude and we will and now move we will now move to our to first our first panel. The confirmation panel. The confirmation hearing today hearing focused today focused a lot on Democratic a lot on Democratic complaints. complaints. Barrett didn't Barrett fully didn't answered fully questions. answered questions. Republican Republican Senator Lindsey Senator Graham, Lindsey Graham, you're asking you're asking her questions. her questions. About what About happens what happens if the president if the president pardons pardons himself. himself. What is she supposed What is she supposed to say? to say? Democrat Amy Democrat Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar case coming case up coming right up after right this after election this election is about is the about affordable the affordable Care act Care act where the administration, where the administration, the Trump administration the Trump administration has has argued. argued. Very clearly Very clearly that they should that they throw should the throw whole the thing whole out thing the affordable out the affordable care act. care So whatever act. So whatever academic academic discussions discussions you have about you have severability about severability with the nominee with the nominee that is that the case is the that case they are that making they are making CBS CBS News News
"Amy Coney Barrett is is talking to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She's not saying much One thing that's clear from her hearing is that Amy Perez, shifty Amy Kuney Barrett is smart amy. Barrett is smarter than Brett, Kavanagh like of the. Smarter. Than Bread Kavanagh her confirmation hearing significantly less irritating on its face is it's got less screaming in it but do you think that her being? More, pleasant. Than other. Nominee his I'm specifically talking about Brad. Kavanagh, has lulled into a false sense of complacency. No, I don't think. So I really don't I think that we all probably learn a little bit more because we listen because we're not being shouted out about shouted out about making beer and squeeze in some calendars. You know I, think that we in some ways. I can't tell you a ton. From my memory of like policy questions that Brett Cavanaugh answered right like we were really put off by his temperament and everything sort of fell from there. But with her I think that senators have asked very good questions of her I think she hasn't answered most of them I, that that tells us a lot you know. I. Think especially because she is you know for someone who says that? It's my job to not forecast or say how I would vote if I were on the Supreme Court but you know she tells us that she has told us a lot. She's a very Christian she's pro-life and she brings her kids everywhere and I say this because she's a woman but I don't understand why people bring their small children to confirmation hearings it no sense. Have you seen? Pictures from Antonin Scalia is confirmation hearing He brought his entire big family. There's something to me read like sort of hat tip to her mentor Antonin Scalia who she clerked for Oh interests during okay I. did not know that during his hearing. He had like I. Think he has nine kids or something like that, and they all were sitting there in the chambers and he was. Confirmed during a time where things were a lot less contentious I mean bork already happened but he was things were a lot less contentious when he was confirmed and so there was a lot of like it. It's super weird to revisit that now because there was a lot of like people on the committee complimenting his big family and it was it was very, very strange but I think one thing that you know her family life is pretty irrelevant to. Her capacity as as a judge and her being a nice lady doesn't really have anything to do with her capacity as a judge what I was disturbed by that like. These hearings always to me seem just like an exercise and gas lighting. We know what she thinks about Roe v Wade we know what she thinks about it it is. We know and so she spends. Days pretending that we don't know and that her views are somehow something that she's going to rule on without input from her like she signed onto a letter that was written on behalf of a group that believes in vitro fertilization is manslaughter. Anyone asked her about that I didn't not yet. Did they somebody did on Tuesday they asked her if she felt like that and she said that she just signed the letter her way out of church or something I. Did hear that part that's fucking nuts i. just I hate how were being gasoline here I I it here's my question for you. Do you think because you know there are a lot of people who think that Democrats should have boycotted the hearing to show what a sham it was. I don't know how I feel about that. What do you think? I don't know I feel like the the right thing to do is. I think the platonic ideal of a member of the Senate Judiciary for this has been amy, Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar who the good aiming the good amy as you know as as she was running for president, she wasn't somebody that I whose candidacy I was enthusiastic about She's somebody who falls to the right of me on many issues. But as a member of this committee, she's done a really good job of asking pointed questions that seemed to have simple answers but that Amy Coney Barrett the bad, amy. Has Been Dodging.
Amy Coney Barrett's alarming non-answers
"Ab Coney Barrett is still undergoing her Senate confirmation and she refuses to answer any questions which is definitely problematic when she gets asked questions that should be considered lay ups for instance, when it comes to electoral issues or the possibility of Donald Trump. You know really flexing his muscle and attempting to turn this country into full a full-blown dictatorship she seems to be open to some of the maneuvers that he has floated. So for instance, when it comes to the possibility of Donald trump delaying an election, something that trump again has considered in the past coney gave a concerning answer. President trump made claims of voter fraud and suggested he wanted to delay the upcoming election does the constitution gives the president of the United States cs thority to unilaterally delay general election under any circumstances does federal law Well senator if that question ever came before me, I would need to hear arguments from the litigants and read briefs and consult with my law clerks and talk to my colleagues and go through the opinion writing process. So you know if if I give off the cuff answers than I would be basically illegal pundit. And I don't think we went judges to be legal pundits I. Think we went judges to approach cases thoughtfully and with an open mind. Yeah except I mean people like Amy Coney Barrett consider themselves constitutionalists who take the constitution and interpreted verbatim literally So let's take a look at what article two section one of the United States constitution says about the possibility of delaying a presidential election. The Congress the Congress not the executive branch the Congress may determine the time of. Choosing, the electors and the day on which they shall give their votes, which day shall be the same throughout the United States. So long story, Short Congress gets to make that decision not the incumbent president. John. It's clear and the only thing clearer than that is that she will answer questions very forthrightly and very quickly and perfectly happily about things that don't reveal that she is nothing but a right wing ideologue because being put into the Supreme Court to take away your healthcare and take away your right to practice reproductive freedoms and if necessary give the election of Donald trump that's. That's they're for. Those are the things that she sort of cloak and there's a side of not accepting the science on climate change of course as well. But mostly, it's that she doesn't want to reveal that all the things that the left and even the center fear she'll do on the Supreme Court. She totally being chosen for that. The right doesn't need to ask detailed questions because they already know that that's why she was chosen on the election related stuff trump wouldn't have. Nominated her if he asked her, hey, if I bring a case to you asking you to shut down the mail in ballots you. GonNa. Are you GonNa do that and she'd say we'll know that would be unethical. I'm certainly not GonNa shut that down. Yeah. He's still would've nominated her totally he has no interest of his own heart. All of that is is so clear I don't know maybe that's why in your intro you said this is so boring but yeah, kind of because. She is it's the same it's the same you know. Situation with Supreme Court nominee evading the questions you know answering. Specific questions regarding constitutionality by just discussing what she would do procedurally. Yeah. Yeah. We know we know how the Supreme Court Works, okay we're asking you for you to weigh in on what the constitution says about the president unilaterally delaying the election. This is not difficult but of course, going to the question as she does in the next video, we show you when it comes to Donald Trump and his. The possibility of refusing a peaceful transition of power. Should a president commit themselves? Like our founding fathers I think had a clear intention. Like the grace of George Washington showed. To the peaceful transfer of power, is that something that president should be able to do? One of the beauties of America from the beginning of the Republicans that we have had peaceful transfers of power and that disappointed voters have accepted the new leaders that come into office. And that's not true in every country and I think it is part of the genius of our Constitution and the good faith and goodwill of the American people that we haven't had the situations that have arisen in. So many other countries where there have been those issues have the president. Oh good. Congratulations. President Hinting that he will not have a peaceful transition of power is unprecedented congratulations. You realise that now, why don't you answer the question? What was that? Like. I don't need a history lesson I don't need a comparative analysis between the United States and some other country I need to know what your thoughts are on an incumbent president losing the general election and refusing a peaceful transition of power. What are your thoughts on that? I can get I mean the whole thing it just feels so pointless at this point apparently, it can't be stopped. We knew we knew before the first hearing why she'd been chosen and more importantly we knew everything we need to know about ethics the fact that she was willing to be a party to this process three and a half weeks before the election after so many people have already voted the. Fact that she was willing to stand for a spot on the Scotus under that told us what we need to know about our ethics. She will do whatever she needs to do to get that position. She's obviously made promises and she's ready to make good on them and you know just going back to the constitution which she claims to value What does the constitution say about the transition of power? Well? The terms of the president and the Vice President shall end at noon on the twentieth day of January and the terms of their successors shall then begin. That is what the US. Constitution says the Twentieth Amendment when it comes to title three section one chapter one of the US code here's what it says about a peaceful transition of power the electors of president and vice president shelby appointed in each state on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November in every fourth year succeeding. Every election of a president and vice president. So it's a very wordy way of saying, Hey, Joe the person who loses needs to do this, and the person who wins needs to do that and Let's go ahead and follow through on what our so-called democracy Requires us to do when someone lose those loses an election, but she evades that question and she evades it by either talking about procedural things. She did in the previous video, we showed you or giving us a history lesson. Mentioning, unprecedented. This is in her own cute little way. It's just it's pathetic. One more video for you. This was the exchange that she had with Amy Klobuchar on. Voter intimidation. Judge Baron under federal law, is that illegal to intimidate voters at the polls? Senator Klobuchar I can't characterize the Fox in a hypothetical situation. I can't apply the law to a hypothetical set of facts. A can only decide cases as they come to me litigated by parties on a full record after fully engaging precedent talking to colleagues writing an opinion. And so I can't answer questions like. I'll make it easier eighteen USC, five, nine, four outlaws, anyone who intimidates threatens courses or attempts to intimidate threaten our curse. Any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote. This is a law that has been on the books for decades. Following that Senator Club Hr's threw a stapler. I'm just kidding. No. But. She did a great job with that line of questioning she provided evidence for why it's considered illegal and all conybeare it had to do. There was say voter intimidation at the polls is. That's it. That's it. That's all she had to say but she wouldn't say
Takeaways from Day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings
"Questions in the books and Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney. Barrett was pressed by the Senate Judiciary Committee for a second day Amy Cockney, Barrett faced tough questions from Democratic senators. Amy Klobuchar asked Barrett if she was aware that one of President Trump's campaign promises was to get rid of the affordable care act is the answer. Yes, then that you were rubbish are all these questions you're suggesting that I have animus or that I cut a deal with the president questions from Republicans like Louisiana. Senator John Kennedy were a bit easier. Are you a racist? I am not a racist Senator Kennedy. The final day of the hearings will feature witnesses for and against the nomination. Steve Futterman CBS News A Buffalo Grove
Amy Coney Barrett: Trump US Supreme Court pick faces fresh questioning
"Remains a dominant topic on Day three of confirmation hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court pick just weeks before the Supreme Court will hear a case on the constitutionality of Obama care Judge Amy Cockney Barrett, responding to questioning from Democratic Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Said she has no personal animus to the affordable care act. I am aware that the president opposes the affordable care act. I'm aware that he has criticized the affordable care act. Barrett said. Past rulings by the Supreme Court upholding the health care law do not protect the law from ultimately being struck down on Capitol Hill, John Decker Fox News. She also
Sen. Klobuchar: Amy Coney Barrett gave Trump a 'clear signal' about her stance on the ACA
"Team team coverage coverage of of the the Senate Senate confirmation confirmation hearing hearing for for Amy Amy Cockney Cockney Barrett, Barrett, and and while while they're they're getting getting into into it it right right now, now, this this is is Senator Senator Amy Amy Klobuchar yet Into it with Judge Barrett over the affordable Care act and the judge really pushing back implying, saying that clover Char's implying she cut some sort of deal with the president. Let's get the latest live great figure has been following this forest, Greg Here's Senator Amy Klobuchar asked her whether or not she had known with the time that she was nominated, whether or not the president wanted to overturn the affordable care act or Obamacare, and she said she was not sure at the time that she was nominated. Even though there had been some tweets about it. It had been in the public discourse that had been covered in the media. Still, she said she was not sure this is also a similar answer to what she gave yesterday and talking to Senator Kamala Harris. This has been a big concern of Democrats that Obama care is at risk. At least the future of it is under a new Supreme Court. With Justice Barritt serving if she is indeed confirmed, Reporting live, Craig figure can next 10 70 news radio will
Political battle ensues over RBG replacement
"As the country continues to mourn Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There's a political battle brewing over when and how her replacement should be chosen. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was asked on CNN's state of the union if Democrats have the ability to block a vote to fill her seat. Whatever Mitch McConnell does right now, my Republican colleagues Understand that the voters are voting, and a number of them have already said that the next president, whoever wins should be able to pick the justice Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz explains to ABC is this week why it's important to hold hearings before the election. Unequally divided Court for four can't decide anything that could make this presidential election drag on weeks and months and well into next year. That is an intolerable situation for the country. We need a full court. On Election Day. A second Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, has joined Senator Susan Collins of Maine in opposing efforts to fill Ginsberg seat before the next president is elected President. Trump says he intends to nominate a woman to re plate Ginsberg, possibly this week. Former vice president Joe Biden spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy. During the speech in Philadelphia. Today, he blasted President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for moving within an hour of Justice Ginsburg Ginsberg's death To announce it would nominate and vote on a replacement against her dying wish is this appointment isn't about the past. It's about the future and the people of this nation. The people of this nation are choosing their future right now is they vote? Jam this nomination through the Senate. Just exercise in raw political power. I don't believe the people of this nation will stand for.
Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security
"Trump's intelligence chief on Sunday defended his decision to cease in person congressional briefings on election security. While Democrats said, the move would suppress critical information about foreign election meddling and warned they may subpoena testimony. John Ratcliffe the president's new director of National Intelligence, and to close trump ally accused US lawmakers of leaking classified information from July thirty first briefing to promote what he called false narratives that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China. Ratcliffe is a former lawmaker who ended trump during the congressional probes into Russian efforts to influence the two thousand sixteen election. Democratic lawmakers accused Ratcliffe of trying to block them from questioning intelligence officials in a bid to conceal information on how Russia has been interfering in the twenty twenty presidential election to help trump as it did in two thousand sixteen, the intelligence community has warned that Russia is trying to denigrate trump's twenty twenty democratic opponents, Joe Biden, and the Iran and China also trying to so disinformation Democratic senator. Amy Klobuchar. A former presidential candidate said Ratcliffe cliffs decision was an outrage at a time when multiple foreign governments trying to break into the November election and that it was crazy that the house may be forced to subpoena him. Trump has recently admitted that China doesn't want him to win. The election is refused to criticise. Russia. For multiple crimes that have been accused of against the United. States.
'We are not safe in Donald Trump's America': Klobuchar | ABC News - ABC News
"Player, a right wing group that frequently clashes with left wing protesters in Portland, Oregon. To the man who was shot last night was a supporter of the group and a good friend, correspondent Sarah Westwood reports President Trump tweeted about the situation in the city Trump and his allies of them, particularly critical of Portland's Democratic mayor, Ted Wheeler. On Friday, Wheeler published a letter to Trump that said, Stay away. Please don't send the feds to Portland. Just a couple of hours later, the president tweeted if the incompetent mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler doesn't get control of the city and stop the anarchist rioters and looters causing great danger to innocent people, we will go in and take care of matters the way they should have been taken care of 100 days ago, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar told ABC ease this week. President Trump's claim that people will not be safe and Joe Biden's America Is not true. We're not safe in Donald Trump's America. It's not only have we seen an increase in hate crimes. Not only have we seen increases in crime, but we have seen 3600 people die during the Republican convention Jonathan now over 180,000 people that died from this corona
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"Of National Intelligence no longer will give in person briefings about election security and foreign election interference to the House and Senate Select committees on Intelligence. U. S Senator Amy Klobuchar, reacting on ABC is this week. I think the house is gonna have to subpoena The director of intelligence in order order to to to get get get information, information, information, which which which is is is crazy. crazy. crazy. We We We are are are just just just a a a few few few months months months out out out of of of a a a major major major election election election and and and I I I have have have already already already experienced experienced experienced this this this White White White House House House blocking blocking blocking my bipartisan election security bill, which would have helped us years ago to beef up our efforts. The committee still have access to written, finished intelligence reports. America's
Democrats chafe against DNI, urge in-person intel briefings
"Top Democrats say they may subpoena intelligence officials to testify on election security after the director of national intelligence stopped in person briefings senator Amy Klobuchar's says she's outraged at intelligence director John reckless decision over what he calls leaks I think the house is going to have to subpoena the director of intelligence in order to get information which is crazy she also tells ABC's this week monitoring foreign interference should be paramount president trump was asked about it Saturday at a hurricane briefing in Texas and said Radcliffe is right you have leaders on the committee obviously liquors that are doing bad things probably not even legal to link trump did not offer details Radcliffe said lawmakers will get written updates I'm Julie Walker
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Rod where we just ten minutes to get you smarter on the Tech Business the Baltic plots by Bridge Bank we saved venture wisely. I'm Deborah Mac. Show podcast and gets its Howard stern moment and some big new questions about that Moderna vaccine. But I amy Klobuchar. She is of course the senior senator from Minnesota and possible running mate for Joe Biden November. She's also part of a growing Democratic Party chorus against large mergers particularly in the tech space on Sunday club. Char tweeted her opposition to Uber's possible takeover offer for rival Food Delivery Company. Grub saying it would be bad for consumers then Monday. She doubled down calling it quote a pandemic driven deal and then suggested that trump antitrust regulators should also dig into facebook's agreement to buy gifty why it matters is that cloture is a moderate by Democratic Party standards which suggests the center is moving closer to the progressive left when it comes to big corporate mergers Kluber charge cosigned the letter with Elizabeth Warren asking the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve to block potentially harmful large mergers by companies that have received stimulus grants or loans. Although hasn't yet signed onto Warren and so-called pandemic monopoly act legislation which would bar all large company mergers until the pandemics economic strain is eased in short. All of this indicates that the tech lash could be warming. It's way back into the political conversation particularly as we become more and more reliant on demand services in the coronavirus era. In twenty seconds we will go. Deeper with Senator Amy Klobuchar but I. This.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"Amy Klobuchar's Amy Klobuchar's from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar was leading the pack behind Amy club which are was Bernie Sanders in the polls before she dropped out and endorsed Joe Biden then Joe Biden wins Joe Biden wins Minnesota so I think trump understands this he understands what he's got to be rooting for it's just mayhem and chaos in the democratic primary and I think that's what we're getting you know there's a little bit of a divided now among conservatives over whether conservatives should be rooting for Biden in the primary or for Bernie and Ben has this feud he's voting or routing rather or not voting he's rooting for Joe Biden because as he says it would be so terrible for the country if one of the major political parties is actually getting behind Bernie Sanders this radical crazy socialist it would be so terrible if by some fluke you know coronavirus is a a big deal in the economy collapses let's say that Bernie Sanders would actually become president so he says the downside is so great that we just can't possibly risk that's we gotta root for Joe Biden I have a little bit of a different take which is all I'm I'm looking at the upside I'm saying if Bernie Sanders is the nominee then Donald Trump is going to win all fifty seven states plus American Samoa and probably Greenland which we might annex in the mean time I just think it'll be a blowout I I don't think the American people want to elect this crazy socialist I think the apple file on him is very large and of course anything can happen in politics there is some risk in that but I'm I'm looking at the upside here and I I am a little bit worried about Joe Biden Joe Biden doesn't stand for anything he has no beliefs is perfectly acceptable to people and he's been around politics a very long time he knows how to survive so I do think there were some kind of economic downturn that would give a huge advantage to Joe Biden going into twenty twenty where is it might not matter as much with Bernie Sanders because even if the economy goes south people are gonna look at Bernie and say well I'd rather have a recessed American economy then turn into Havana something turned into the Soviet Union so that's the the horse race right now I think what president trump is clearly doing is rooting for Bernie Sanders that's why he says nice things about Bernie and it's why he is constantly going after a Joe Biden and many Mike before many Mike dropped out I think what president trump sees here is that there is not just a left right divide but there's an establishment anti establishment divide in politics and president trump can ride you can win over the right wing voters but he can also win over the anti establishment voters the populist voters the people who like any Sanders so he's trying to go a little softer on them and just make it such that if Joe Biden does get the nomination which is on track to do at the moment that maybe those Bernie voters won't be so motivated to vote against him in November maybe they would actually vote for president trump in November this race is going to get really really tough it's going to get really really ugly and conservatives are just gonna love it in this is really what we're hoping for I saw actually yesterday that the chairwoman former chairwoman of the DNC Donna Brazile was getting furious about this whole thing I think Republicans are having a whole lot more fun in the democratic primary and Democrats are having we will get to why we'll get to that moment we will get to what's broken down in the Democratic Party that has led them into this crazy battle between a two seventy seven seventy eight year old a socialist in an empty suit we'll get to that in just a second but we're gonna take a quick break I'm Michael Knowles host of the Michael Knowles show podcast filling in for the Ben Shapiro show we will be right back in just a moment do not touch that radio dot I have two dogs salmon Bailey both are golden retrievers port Sam he was not always itching is caused for stoking what all day from just constant looking he had bald spots on the back I just don't like being shopping steroids and your dog all the time the I. T. act I Russian probably two weeks after he started dynamite I started seeing great improvements and today ninety nine percent of its issue are nonexistent at the meeting Bailey is been twelve weeks old he's been a dynamite dog and he has zero issues today he won't eat food without dynamite when I get out the dynamite my dog actually validate like I'm getting them to treat all over it dynamite is the best thing you can do D. it will be I get my dynamite no V. I. T. dot com attention all writers.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar's suspending her run for the democratic presidential nomination will have more on that coming up right after traffic in two minutes it's eleven thirty five to the free weights now traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the five we check in again with Tom Tran that's emergency road work happening on the one ten north ramp to the water one or three to death downtown is shut down it's close for merchants a Caltrans that's got traffic backed up from just about Olympic it's not affecting the southbound side but southbound side is busy from Santa Monica Boulevard into downtown we also have the Sigler on the four or five going south bound I was expecting this to be far worse than it is but it's not pleasant we've got this fully loaded double trailer big rig that's blocked the middle lane on the four or five south bound the backup starts just after Burbank Boulevard once you get to Mulholland clears up in the fall five looks pretty fantastic a matter of fact all the way down into Irvine west bound side of the ten just before Frazier with got a multi vehicle crash being reported in the middle lane the backup starts right around Pacific we also slowing on the west sixty from Nogales over towards issues Avenue after that both freeways actually look pretty good heading into east LA earlier secular on the two ten going westbound that's gone they've re open all the lanes it's actually still very slow from the six of five hundred off all the way into Pasadena usually much better than this but when Elaine get shut down for forty five minutes it's really gonna cause mass northbound side of the five the Santa Ana freeway at the sixty with a crash here in the middle lanes backing of the drive for mission and we have the typical slowing because of Caltrans work done in Norwalk it's busy from Rosecrans but once you get up towards six oh five it clears up heading into east LA your next report eleven forty five more traffic ports more off of Tom Frank can extend seventy newsradio checking our southern California weather forecaster comfortable out there today mostly sunny skies is what we expect this afternoon windy though highs today mid sixties lower seventies tonight lows in the forties and fifty sunny slightly warmer tomorrow with highs in the upper sixties and seventies the routes that wind advisory were at telling you about a case in effect until noon tomorrow for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys a north to northeast winds twenty to thirty miles per hour gusts in the forty five miles per hour range so of course you're a high sided vehicle take note of that if you're driving in one of our local valleys and keep it tuned here to K. and X. will keep you abreast of the situation with the traffic and weather every ten minutes on the fires some temperatures right now Northridge sixty one degrees on Terrio sixty two degrees fares guy sixty seven degrees downtown Los Angeles at the Civic Center and don't forget we look further ahead your exclusive five day weather forecast coming up in just a few minutes at eleven forty five in just the last forty eight hours the landscape for the super Tuesday democratic primary here in California and elsewhere has changed dramatically Joe Biden was bigger than expected in South Carolina Tom's tire out people to judge.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"CBS news senator Amy Klobuchar's said that Democrats there is danger in disunity four months okay tearing our party apart we're gonna watch Donald Trump spend the next four years tearing our country apart outside the debate hall in South Carolina Democrats expressed concern about the public infighting Caroline Benson is a P. booted judge backer I plan to vote blue no matter who I I certainly hope and pray and I'm working to make sure it's beat but if it's not I am on board for what ever the democratic nominee is going to be ahead of south Carolina's primary on Saturday former vice president Joe Biden is holding on to the top spot in state polls and promising hi to win South Carolina and I will win the African American voters out Jim Ryan ABC news coming up now on eight oh three the potentially deadly corona virus could spread in the U. S. that warning overnight from the CDC enough for Miami Dade County mayor Carlos Ximenes to not take any chances he's called a meeting with key community agencies about what he tweets is an abundance of caution to prepare contingency plan for the potential spread of coded at nineteen the meeting is being held with the Florida department of health Miami Dade County public schools Jackson health system in Miami Dade county office of emergency management fire rescue the aviation department and PortMiami tomorrow Jamaican authorities meanwhile are not allowing a cruise ship to dock at the port of Ocho Rios because a crew members displayed symptoms of coronavirus the ship the MSG mera vaguely asset sale from port Miami on the sixteenth and is due to return to South Florida Sunday Jamaican authorities say the sick is in isolation with flu like symptoms and did recently visit our country tied to the cove it nineteen outbreak eight oh three now a man in custody after scary stand off this morning with police at a Miami Dade at McDonald's police surrounding that McDonald's on northwest Seventh Avenue and one hundred nineteenth street and police say the man got on the roof somehow through hammers and other items from their negotiators used a ladder to get him to come down no word what possible charges he faces and what forced him to go up there in the first place well another day another huge sell off on Wall Street over the last two sessions the Dow Jones industrial average has fallen more than nineteen hundred points nasdaq and S. and P. also down nearly seven percent over two days the markets traded in positive territory early on Tuesday so what happened this notion that we could see maybe a prolonged production disruption for things like automobile parts cell phone parts even pharmaceuticals many of which are generic forms are produced in China CNBC's Ron insana says this is not a crash worthy pull back but bears watching on a day to day basis al Lewis newsradio six damn WIOD you know for now plans under way to reduce traffic in Miami Dade FDOT yesterday announcing three projects for the palmetto they include adding a south bound lane eliminating a northbound express lane and adding a new express lane entry point at northwest one hundred twenty second street in addition tolls will be reduced or eliminated during construction with salary negotiations stalled Brower teachers.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"To podcasts we're back. We're back so Clawback Char sorry clawback Cherry thank you. Thank you sorry. No problem. So rather a who was interviewed expressly told buzzfeed. I don't think this is one of those situations where sexism is to blame This aid was also female and they told buzzfeed if it were a man doing these things that story should be written and that is a common refrain among the complaint. You read about amy. An awful lot of her former employees. Don't just think she was mean. They think her meanness is significant enough. That voters desperately need to know about it or they consider voting for her last. Sorry it's tough. It's tough because it's an easy line of complaint that can be skewed as being sexist but it's also sounds like a true thing you know and so we have to be to talk about it and that's coming from here yeah. I'm not judgmental of a mean of believe a female boss can be tough without like being criticized for it. Sophie regularly Throws things at me. goes into rages with machetes career. Prince the only thing I throw at you is love and respect robbers drew. That's true. That's true and frustration sometimes and just to that also. I'm alright this appointment less February the Huffington Post reported based on multiple interviews. That back in two thousand fifteen senate minority leader Harry. Reid had to sit down with Amy Klobuchar privately and tell her to change her behavior towards her staff living. Amy Klobuchar Lecture Lecture. Tom Jerry I perfect Katie. The HUFFINGTON post reached out to Harry Reid to ask him about this and the write up of his response is pretty hilarious. Yeah giving give it to me. A spokesman for Reid said the retired. Senator prefers not to discuss private conversations. He had with other senators. In this case. Read also does not remember whether or not he had this discussion with global Earth spokesman said Senator Klobuchar is one of the most brilliant hardest working members of the Senate and I was glad to serve alongside or said read. She's tireless when it comes to fighting for the people of Minnesota in the country and that's why she's such a popular senator back home and among her colleagues. You'll notice that. This is not a denial really not a lot of work. But didn't I prefer not to comment but also I remember but also she's pool cool but also please. Don't tell her that I said any bad now. The HUFFINGTON Post also reported on a leaked document. They found an eight page memo written by several of club jars AIDS during her first Senate run in two thousand six and the whole memo is basically them talking about how to manage their bosses temper. And I'm going to read it. Try especially while in the car during a busy day. If she is all caps extremely upset about something let her rant through it all caps. Don't interrupt her unless all caps absolutely necessary and be careful when trying to calm her down often she'd need just needs to talk things out the open and is not interested in other people's opinions. This is something that you will become used to adjust to. It's just a note for the first time this happens so we them leaked audio. Yeah yeah that sounds. That would be fun. As a Senator Club charts paid parental leave policy has attracted some attention to people familiar with. It told The New York Times that anyone going on paid leave was required among return to spend three times as many weeks in the office as agent gone. That's not great. Yeah employees who left without making up this time required to pay back money paid leave. Who's washed youthful? I have to note that when questioned about this by the time Senator Klobuchar Office issued a flat denial we offer twelve weeks paid maternity and paternity leave for our staff and have one of the strongest pay policies. In the Senate said a spokeswoman Alana Ross we've never made staff payback any of their leave. We'll be changing that language. In the handbook she declined to provide a copy of the current policy is written so it's hard to know like what actually went down because you're saying like there's some language there that at least made people think they had to pay back any of their leave and you won't show it so. I feel like you're being weasley button. Seems like a terrible political choice and I mean for anybody to have that policy but especially for a other herself a Democrat. Yeah all the things. The most important thing to understand about the allegations of meanness on behalf of Amy Klobuchar. Is that these. These allegations are not opportunistic attacks on a presidential candidate numerous individuals dozens and dozens of people at this point have made the same very consistent claims about amy as a boss for more than ten years. So this is not just because she's running for president. This goes back a longtime. Yeah I mean even when she was cast cuter. Yeah just forever. We're about to talk about that. Oh ooh in two thousand six. Amy was the county attorney for Hinton County Minnesota when she decided to leave that job to run for Senate. The local chapter of the Union that represented her employees The American Federation of State County and municipal employees wrote a letter to the union leadership. Begging them not to endorse amy for the Senate. The letter was signed by the President of the local chapter and contains reports from a number of members. It claims that. Amy showed disdain for her employees denigrating them publicly and privately and refusing to support wage adjustments. And I'M GONNA quote from that letter now. The strong feelings of our membership compel the Executive Board of local two nine..
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The Choice
"Talk vowed other blind spots Sarah weaknesses that Eric has as we all know. It takes a while in every campaign cycle for candidate to become a finished product. You know she's talking about the basic issues issues talking about medical care. She's talking about wages She's talking about bread and butter issues for people. These messages will translate. They will play. They will travel. I think what some people are. Oh saying is that she needs to be able to weave the together in a story that has a slightly higher level rhetoric. Vision the vision and I think you call a vision. Sometimes I call it a campaign the melody you see I mean her. Her factual presentation is indisputable. She's she's very solid midwestern person very appealing but she does need sort of a higher melody I think. More from our deliberations after a quick break to kill a mockingbird is unmissable and unforgettable raves rolling Stone Five Stars The New York Times declared declared it a critic's pick calling Aaron Sorkin new play beautiful elegiac satisfying even exhilarating a mockingbird for our moment. Sixty minutes says it's the most successful American play in Broadway history. A New York magazine calls it a real phenomenon. Ed Harris Atticus Finch in Harper. Lee's to kill a mockingbird directed acted by Bartlett sheer tickets at telecharge dot com. Welcome back the choice and one of the things that I was very impressed with her is that she talks about these issues. In a way that people can relate to their lived experiences so for example on climate change you hear a her talk about the flooding in Iowa or other places in a way where people can really relate immediately the policies that. She's putting on the table to what they themselves have experienced. Yes it's true and you know as the person who travels back and forth quite a bit myself I do see that But it we're just trying to. How how does she will will take for her to break through? It's what I'm thinking. I think what of the other issues that she is. Ben Then played with has been the reporting around the fact that she has the highest senate turnover rate. You know that gives me pause because you want. The next president is to be able to surround themselves with really talented people and if she has that reputation if she doesn't treat her staff well will talented people want to work for her. What do you make of that would well? I have to tell you. Whenever I hear a temperament problem I always subtract some of the complaint from gender through gender? Always take agenda question right off the top of that Because a lot of people who would put up with behavioral for men quite. It's Nice Lee and I think of it as aggressive. hard-driving tend to think of women as shrill they exhibit the same behavior the turnover statistics You know are potentially really troubling. But I remember when we when she was here. We discussed it and she said listen. A lot of my staff goes on. Take my staff go on to great things. I drive them hard. But I choose people who don't stay with me because they go onto greater things And I as a colleague David Leonhardt said. Recently that he reminded as does she reminds him a little bit of Harry. Truman which is also sort of a very blunt guy No nonsense guy. Who turned out to be quite ineffective president? The central case for the senator seems to be and the case. I think she's been making to the country. Entry is that the crisis the political crisis can be met with an adult in the room and some moderation and mid Western view and Sensibility. And listen. I think that's a very it's worth taking seriously. I don't know whether anybody knows if that's actually enough off. If any of these Democrats are elected what they're promising would make them the most progressive president event in American history. I often think of her as the person who might actually be able to get that done because of her effectiveness in passing. Bipartisan Bills Calls in Congress but she does have a little bit of a tendency to name off those bills to talk through the legislation and and make herself seem team a little bit like a DC creature. Do you think that that would go away. As she moved away from Congress. I think of that. This is in the realm of rhetorical problems. I think this it is possible to solve this problem by simply learning to speak week differently. About what you're trying to do as a person who's on the floor Anderson and a three terms a successful three term senator. She is likely to be engaged in the nuts. Awesome Bolts of the Senate itself but even as the campaign on foes she should be able to pull back from that. I'm sure she's getting that input now she should be able to pull back back from that and to take a slightly broader rhetorical scope. I think it's mainly just a rhetorical problem. Thank you so much for doing this friend. Thank you for having me all right. That's it for senator. Come back on Monday to hear the board teach South Bend Mayor People to judge about. Just what the Mayo Pete..
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The Choice
"So Brent. What are your impressions of Senator Klobuchar? I was surprised at how much I I liked her When we met in person because I think her the charisma the midwestern calm charisma that she has didn't come through in the debates? The in person you get a sense of a real sense of a solid committed person with some basic ideas that she knows how to present industry forward forward away and I spent a lot of time in the mid Western highway and our neighboring state in the next two Minnesota So her way of speaking uh-huh resonates deeply with me. Yeah you and I are both not from the Midwest but we have a lot of family there and so I think that midwestern affect really comes through with her I I mean how does that compare to for instance Mayor Pete. I see Mayor Pete as he is. The young guy in the campaign and his appeal is is primarily his US in the context of a field. It's really tilted toward Octogenarian almost you know And he has a similar kind of affect. When you meet him? You can identify him as midwestern it. It doesn't have teeth to sort of soaring. Rhetoric is not there but you get a sense of basics with him to do you think being from a state like Minnesota is a boon in this particular election mirror. I do I think that For a woman like club. I can't closure three times senator Off from this from the solid midwest state who plays well in conservative areas plays well with Labour's plays well with miners and steel workers workers and those kinds of people I think that's very. It's a very translatable skill One of the one of the mysteries of campaigning is why a person that it has so many features so many desirable features doesn't break through But I have to tell you I have been looking for her to break through in her neighboring stayed in Iowa because she has the kind of communication skills and the midwestern personnel that on paper should play big there so that's so as translatable to the Midwest and she's she's she's made that point very effectively that in fact she wins in a on on the Dakota side. She wins on the highway side. She wins in the hiring range as powerful record Yeah I agree with you although one of the questions I think that is still very open is how well she'll do with communities of color. Well I think that's We gotta remember that. The communities of color are particularly Prime Matic people in we think back to two thousand eight. How people in South Carolina in the south in the in the in the black belt and south where hearing toward Hillary Clinton as opposed to Obama until he won Iowa? You know that picture could change very quickly depending on how the election plays out because the people begin to focus more as you become more plausible in South Carolina Alabama became plausible after after black people in South Carolina. saw that white people and high.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The Choice
"Longest tenured. Board member Mr Brent Staples My name is Brent Staples I write about politics. This culture economic race history the whole range of things New York Times editorial board before we go all midwest on you. Let's listen to what the board thought of Senator Kosher so if you go through kind of categories she obviously has more experience than all these guys. She also has the details but she didn't go into all she knows how the levers work she knows. What livers are at her disposal? She knows how to talk about it. She knew how to address specific policies. She has kind of an ideological theme team which is beyond the pipedream. Planning bring people with you. You can't just go in and hammer people. You have to kind of build momentum anthem. She has the cultural argument with the Mid West and she knows how to take the plainspoken steps. You're not thinking so what she is. Short on is charisma and the inspiration which is speaking a little bit to kind of the early poll numbers but as far as a lot of categories go. She has a clearer. Plus I. It's clear to see what she standing for than some of them but the point She may have a certain type of charisma. Azuma in her straightforwardness to people in which then maybe that will come out as this goes along because as she rightly notes. When you're dealing with three hundred hundred fifty people on stage at any point she saves all sodas or flashiest? Also I could see the latent you can see the late and feature of one is time she will go for the Jug. Yeah Yeah you can see. That's what surprised me is like. I liked her more than I expected to and felt that more than I expected to. I felt like I could see her on a debate. Stage with trump holding her own. And when I've watched her in the bigger debates I did not feel that I mean she plays more like a governor. Yes what other. I think we saw strengths with her. You know this to me I must tell you is from where I'm sitting. A kind of charisma you know Basic basic sort of like utilitarian you know cut the difference get it done And you know the delusion to the Union I mean to the iron belt and everything telling you. That's that's a good credit to have. You've really gets interesting. You'd say she played like a government actually at a very different impression of her that she played like a legislator constant process constantly saying saying that the key is to create a legislative package. I think those are important skills. Actually don't know exactly where I come down on this. But another version of a president is that that's the person articulates a strong vision and tries to inspire people and to lead people in that direction and knows where they want to go and disabled to accomplish something by virtue of that. And so I do worry a little bit about this mentality of basically like we need to talk to everyone and figure out what everyone wants. And then we'll put together a compromise. It feels to me like that is definitely how you are effective in Congress I. I wonder if she was sitting here. She'd say I've already said I'm going to do one hundred thanks. There's not a lot of that is going to reverse. What trump did yesterday? It's not that impressive things on the list but you know what L. at Charlie jump in here. I thought one one issue that spoke to a lot of this it was interesting to me was talking about guns and then talking about the failures and the failures and failures and then the Parkland kids but also in with her sort of like moderate type of position Shen the Parkland kids like very radical like the situation. It was very like there's no tolerance for this. It was like it felt kinda different and she kept talking about the failures of that sort of like consensus tried to work with everyone approach. And then there's this outrage from this other side and I and I don't know I I felt the same way that I was very really overwhelmed by all like the bill name-dropping And I didn't feel that sense of charisma Like I didn't feel that sense of. I felt that sense of leadership in technocratic adequate but not in a not in a I didn't feel it in the room the way I felt with other candidates. I think she's selling stability. which is something that given? Given the trump era a lot of Americans want right like a lot of people want stability again. I agree with you. I think that does resonate with older voters more than it resonates with younger voters but I agree with you. I mean I think that that one of the reasons that we didn't have to ask her repeatedly about Mitch. McConnell Senate is because she's a plan for that and that was clear in the first few few minutes of talking but everyone has said this several times. She doesn't inspire you the same way you note. Note is the urgency there. Yeah well I think I was at Warren who came in and said well listen. My fear is not going to get everything done but at least I've aimed here and so where do you WanNa start negotiating point. Yes I agree with you. I I also think that like to go back to Janine said I do think some of her plans are bolder than they seem on paper. Because I you know we have gotten to the point where we hear people like Bernie Bernie End Elizabeth Warren and others Talking in such sweeping terms that Even some of the plans that she has which would be extremely move the country forward in important ways I mean particularly around adoption and people forget to drop it from the affordable care act and now we take it for granted like Oh. That's like the week sauce. Relatives offering progress at the debate has moved that far but that doesn't mean that public option isn't actually a huge leap forward and wouldn't be a strenuous left at would. That was a lot of good here. Yeah there's a lot of good here and I want to applaud the focus on home health care workers. I think is correct diagnosis. And the correct frame for dealing.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The Choice
"Protests and you've got to allow for these protests in you've gotta push on on civil liberties for people but again I think the best way is to stand with allies something. This president has refused to so many times anytime. There's a choice waist and a moment where he can choose. He stands with dictators over allies or tyrants over innocence he gets us out of these international agreements. And I'm going to give a speech on this at the Foreign Relations Council about some of my ideas about our reasserting American leadership rejoining These international agreements. And do you feel comfortable with the United States. Having nuclear weapons in southern Turkey at this point given wants behavior where I think that we should not push Turkey out of NATO so right now but instead be pushing them. I strongly disagreed with the president's decision to withdraw the one hundred fifty troops from from Syria on the border And everything that has happened after that is really actually quite predictable including the Initial shoul slaughter of occurred to stood with us who you know. We'd promised all these things to and then when they fought on our side and lost like eleven one thousand people. We don't stand up for him so I think that we would want to still keep those strategic nuclear weapons there but it's all the more reason THAT WE WANNA keep deep pushing Turkey and and working with Turkey but at the same time. I don't think we want to give up that Foothold right. There and president trump has made made several unilateral moves in relations to Israel Things like moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. If you took over would you reverse them. As president I am a strong supporter of Israel is still see it as our beacon of democracy in the mid East But I have been I'm horrified by some of the things that trump has done with has eroded support for Israel in the United States And I think has a lessen their security position I would not reverse the embassy change because I've always supported having the embassy there But I do think that some of the things that he did recently When the administration said that the settlements were not against international international law that is in violation of longstanding American policy? And if we truly want to Build support for this democracy. He than we have to restart these negotiations for a two state solution. Which I would do when I went to Israel with a number of senators as I went only it was just me and one of their senator? That did this and met with the Palestinians I think that their economic futures important and I would push for two state solution. I will say that I also have voted for see my record for funding for Israel's security. I still think that they are in a really tough neighborhood. And a really really dangerous position and made worse by what trump just did with Syria because now Iran has a foothold there And so one of the things I that I see as this Really high stakes opportunity for a new president is to bring in American support again in a big wait for Israel. And you do that by stopping these Mitch. McConnell divisive votes Making it a wedge issue trying to play politics Instead of looking at what. The challenges are ahead I think that we need to emphasize Israel's historic support for women's rights Working on climate change all of these things that have been lost because of trump's continual effort to use this as a partisan pawn maybe the worst moment of which was when when he tried to when he pushed the prime minister. Who spent all part of this as well to stop to members of Congress from visiting back in May senator Released an extremely ambitious one hundred billion dollar plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction and improve mental healthcare American aircon rates a desk of despair meaning deaths related to overdoses alcohol associated liver cirrhosis and suicides have more than doubled in the past twenty years driven largely by the OPIOID crisis. Senator Klobuchar has spoken about her father's own struggle with alcohol as an inspiration for her solution to this growing problem. You've around one hundred billion dollar plan to address the OPIOID crisis. You talk about with respect to paying for that. One of the things you've called for is a master opioid settlement. Can you talk about how you you would ensure that that money gets put to the right use with a global tobacco settlement for example. We saw a lot of the money got diverted to up state budgets. How do you prevent that from happy? I think you just I just have to across the teased out the Really clear directive and have a president that maybe worked in law for fourteen years Would be the helpful thing Because I know exactly what you're talking about with the tobacco settlement So how I paid for the hundred billion was the eighteen billion closing. The Hedge Fund Lupul pull Was Fourteen it's gone up to eighteen the score. On hundred forty billion from this master settlement which is for opioids or. It's but there's no reason you couldn't use it which hasn't been initiated yet right helpless but if you're the president in these lawsuits are still going on. And you direct your Justice Department armament to make this a major priority and there's so much abuse and there's record evidence of business people at these Pharma companies. Say Oh keep pumping him out. It's like the re does and giving them cruises for incentives. I mean it's an outrageous situation and it was prioritized. Great so you would so this forty billion that then the forty billion from two cents per milligram. VN opioids which The governor here you did I think in New York Anyway I've laid out one hundred billion dollars and I think you have to make this a big party. Bipartisan support support. For this Senator Portman and I and at the time Kellyanne and Sheldon Whitehouse led the initial opioid. Blueprint Bell And I I've done a lot of work in this area. Let's say you get the money. How do you decide which programs to fund? There's been a lot of malfeasance addicted I am. I am pretty obsessed with this of trying to figure out for instance suboxone and is it really working on. This is the drug that you give people to get them off of openness much standard have care now it is it is it was developed. Actually these two doctors in an emergency room in Minnesota who were young and they were on call and they went back and looked fell the records and figure it Out Half the people had no reason to have opioids and that half their town. That's an exaggeration was addicted and they actually developed this treatment method because they didn't really have the facilities acivities to do it from little falls Minnesota so it is a good thing and it helps a lot but there may be other treatments that we should be doing. And there's one other thing. I want to stress here. Is that math crack cocaine. These other drugs especially crack cocaine is still a big addiction and communities of color. Alcoholism is is still there so I think it's really important that the master settlement be used for all forms of addiction. Many of these treatment places. They are not opioids. Only and you're really ripping ripping off certain parts of the country if you don't always if you don't also include them in treatment and then I of course include mental health because it's the only way we're going to get the funding To help with mental health when we've had thirty percent increase in suicides in fifteen years have one final question for you. I'm going to turn to my colleague. Chris what would you fail at as President I am. I like to go out on a limb on a lot of things but I can't predict that I can't predict what I'll fail at because because I am an optimistic yourself you know yourself okay I would fail it not getting enough sleep but you don't want to have that to be too intense or it'll affect your performance I would Fail at probably not balancing everything. I need to balance with my family which I try my best on. I just I don't know because you don't know what's in front of you but what I do know that You learn a lot. When you've had the experiences I have fourteen ears in the private sector and then Eight years managing a local of a local official managing an office of a bunch of lawyers lawyers and doing a good job on it I will I will tell you and then going to the US Senate and being there through three different presidents Being there through that economic Emma crisis and repeatedly when I have been in charge of things whether alone back there in Minnesota or as part of a group I have shown what I I think is a really important quality right now. Which is grace under pressure And I have shown that I can build the trust of people no matter what political party there in at some point I oh I think given that I don't have thirty one million dollars for an ad by right now But I am rising in the polls in In Iowa and some New Hampshire sure I feel like saying maybe people should just get job references from the five million people in my state. They won't all have voted for me But they at least know that I am hard worker that I have people's back that I do the right thing And I think that what you succeed in is much more important right now when we have a president that has failed us so many times times to stress. The optimistic economic agenda to stand your ground When you must and as I run against someone like him to ignore room are when you can But to make clear that when he does really bad things that you call them on it which I've done my entire time in the Senate And yes to even use some humor against this guy because what he does is absurd. I think that's how you beat him. But I think how you beat him is going to directly affect how we cover because if if you just eat by a victory at four in the morning with one St We're not GONNA be able to take on these big challenges we spend all this time talking about. We are not and if you are someone that comes in. That's dividing people. We are not going to be able to govern and bring consensus back in this country and these ideas. I've laid out. I believe they're bold old ideas and we cannot afford to fail. Failure is not an option so that was most of the editorial boards interview with was Senator Klobuchar to read the whole conversation is it ny. TIMES DOT COM backslash endorsement. That's endorsements within if you want to hear what the board had to say about about Senator Klobuchar visit and for look at mid Western candidates appeal. Check out the deliberations episode. It also comes out today. Come back on Monday to hear south. Bend Mayor Air Peop- footage see.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on The Choice
"Plan and the pipe dream mm-hmm because I'm being realistic about how we get things done. What are you could do a combination? You could do a renewable electricity standard. which by the way my bill? When I first got to the Senate it which after cap and trade went down the environmental groups came to me and said maybe we should look at this? But you could do that at the same time you do some kind of attacks. I believe this is going to be the armageddon issue That presidents can have to stand up for because these other ones I mentioned taking on the pharmaceutical companies. You're ready you've seen some Republican Republican cracks on that And I think they know they have to get this done. Our president really has to make this a line in the sand when it comes to negotiating and working with Congress. I think more importantly as to look at. What are the issues that we can push in this campaign to get people with US beyond the coast? We have to to start making the case to the people in the middle of the country. What does that look like? Raging fires like you've seen in Colorado and Arizona where those firefighters died. It is the weird weather events it's the wet cropland and making it impossible either harvest or plant. It is the doubling of homeowners insurance and argument that it's not made enough Across this country it is the floods that we saw this last year in places like Iowa and Nebraska and in Missouri and I think so much of what we have to do is talk about what this is really meaning right now. Two people tie that to the economics and how we can make this work and most importantly since everyone's plans are really quite similar. Maybe with the exception of Bernie's I think what we need to do is to make people understand that we're going to keep them whole and the only way as you know having covered this You do that is with a carbon tax or some kind of fee on carbon because then you can take that money. I think I estimate two trillion and our plan. You take that money and you plug it into a few things research and technology into this you plug it into incentivizing those new jobs in those areas that GonNa be hurt the most by this transition and it shouldn't just have to be green energy jobs and you do it by helping people with their bills and people who it's going to affect a how much it costs for them to get their energy. Why do I emphasize this emphasize? Because we're we're not gonNA pass it if we don't do that. That's the difference between some of the things you talked about. and Ca- certainly felt different than how we talked about cap and trade and also. Because I've I lived this on. My GRANDPA was an iron ore miner in northern Minnesota. Those minds would open and close. He'd have to go get a job logging and then they'd open again. I I live this. Those senator closure has been trailing behind others in the polls standout moments on the debate stage at the October debate for example. She he called out. Senator Elizabeth Warren Medicare for all and I appreciate Elizabeth's work but again The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you you can actually get done so now with a nod to one of your more dramatic debate moments. What is the difference? Then between over many taste the difference between a plan and a pipe dream right so the difference between a plan and a pipe dream is that you can get something done that you have a plan plan for how you get it done but you also have the ability to get it done so maybe one of the reasons that some of my ideas are slightly different than my opponents is because I have factored that in and I've certainly factored it in in my hundred day plan which I think shouldn't be lost and I appreciated Your newspaper actually devoted some time to looking at it Several of my opponents have come up and said this was a really good idea It's over a hundred thirty seven things so these are not pipe dreams that you can do without Congress legally the other thing about the plan in the pipe dream so one of those reasons. Yes I led with. Those things is because that's going to be a way to make people feel were part of a country that's moving forward again other examples of that for me It means we're not just going to say things at sound good on a bumper sticker And some of these ideas have merit. Don't get me wrong but I also look at. What are you promising people if we actually can't get this done if we actually don't even have the support With a good chunk of our own political party So I look at things like like the college issue and there I think and this is a policy thing for me. How do we connect the education system? We have now which needs a lot of help through K.. Through twelve something near and dear to my heart. 'cause my mom taught second grade till she was seventy years old. How do we hook that up into our economy me and where the jobs are and what bothers me is if we have? We don't look at what the fastest growing jobs right now which are one and two year degree jobs. So we're not gonNA have a shortage of MBA's or CEO's we're going to have a shortage of plumbers We're GONNA have a shortage of home healthcare workers we're going to have over a million the in home. Healthcare workers open those jobs in the next ten years. Our we're going to have set one hundred and something thousand openings as for nurse assistants and we're going to have sixty four thousand job openings for plumbers and so how do you make sure that we are one paying people enough at the the dignity of work do these jobs but then also making sure education system is fitting with our economy. Where does that leave me to with the pipe dream and the plan? Well that that says okay. What's the best policy but also how can we get it done? Hook it in with the economy and so that's where I ended up with one and two year degrees free and then doubling the pell grants which would help very much with the students that need it the most expanding the income level from fifty to one hundred thousand and so that would give give a lot more help to the people that need it most not sending wealthy kids to college for free but instead making sure that we're helping the people that need it the most I would extend that into loan repayments So that yes you allow kids to refinance student loans. How multimillionaires to refinance a yacht? Maybe you should allow allows students to refinance loans. But you also fix that loan payback program. That Betsy Devos has so messed up. Why can't the richest country in world simply provide free higher education at public institutions? Even when you look at countries that do this more I think they try to match their economy with what their jobs are so I would. I would rephrase it in a different way then. Why can't the richest country in the world do this? I would say why can't one of the most advanced ends countries in the world figure out how to make our education system work for our students so that they are able to be functioning members of of our economy in a good way and are able to make a living. Because it's not just about what their degree is it's also about when they are doing the job that we need them to do like working in a nursing home or fixing. Someone's plumbing how do we make sure that they have enough to raise their family so I would just look at it differently. I don't think we should be telling everyone that they should get a four year degree. I think we should figure out what they WANNA do with their lives with some incentives for them. I'm to do things that work in our economy and getting more people into technology in science and nursing instead of sports marketing degrees And if you do that what you sure better make sure that they have a higher minimum wage which I strongly support you better. Make sure that they have childcare access. Even if they're in the GIG economy which which is about a third of our workers right now so I would phrase that question differently. I don't think this is about everyone affording going to every single college. I think this is about looking at our economy and making sure our workers are being able to have a high quality of life and raise a family with the jobs that we have available now finds. It's a question of where you spend the money to spend the money on everyone getting a four year degree when I think I should spend the money on child care and retirement chairman and helping people that are the home healthcare workers that we need as we look at the silver tsunami which I don't call it anymore. It's negative silver surge coming our way with a with the aging of our population. Your platform calls for one hundred actions in one hundred days mostly by executive order. We're living within an administration that has has used a lot of executive orders so far I want to read a statement that you said Four Years F. Donald trump new president can't wait for a bunch of congressional hearings. The act the urgent problems of our country our country is facing. Excuse me require immediate action. How is that an improvement over the status quo? Because he's been doing things that are legal Not only the subject of this impeachment hearing right now But also how they what they propose there against the law whether they're using Emergency Declaration to justify a wall or whether they are putting forth agency changes And one of the more interesting things. I haven't seen the latest numbers. But I think bookings put out. Comparing their administration to say Bush Administration Clinton Administration Obama. How many of their rules and regulations have been overturned it is worth looking at? It's an astronomical difference between the other agencies and the other presidencies who who are actually those administration's trying to obey the law. So you have someone. That has been blatantly flagrantly disobeying the law across the Board. So I wouldn't do that. I am a lawyer I'm on the Judiciary Committee. I believe strongly in the rule of law. So what we have put together Is A I consider smart group of ideas that you can do that are legal and that includes things like I mentioned the three climate change ideas that includes things like. Here's when you might not I guess Closing the boyfriend loophole for gun purchases. That's my bill right now. I lead that provision and Debbie Dingle single took Took it on in the house after and reduced the bill that is in the violence against women. Act It's what stopping that bill. And as President I could actually close that loop also also domestic abusers can't get AK forty sevens or any other kind of gun. I close that loophole on my own. That you can get a waiver for bringing in less expensive pensive drugs from other countries that is legal at the same time. Of course. You're starting up. I WANNA do big bills. I can't do immigration reform. With the exception of changing some of his policies also at the border without Congress. See you can do two things at once. I'm a mom so you can do these things you can do legally by rule and you must then start because I come in big consensus. We move quickly. You start doing these major priorities and getting.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"This episode of Radio Atlantic is brought to you by. At and T. business my name is home feelings across industry expert helping hoping business leaders transfer ideas and concepts from one sector to another. I spoke to Brian Phillips the President and CEO of Fedex office to hear hear more about the same Brian. What inspired is innovation. What's missing is that thirty minute or less on on demand delivery when a customer has something that they need we can get it to them. Within minutes. Keep listening after the to hear more more about the technology behind the robot and its potential implications for the healthcare space and we're back the impeachment news happened just as this year's. Atlantic festival began again one year ago when the last Atlantic Festival took place another story focus the country's attention on DC the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Cavanaugh. We're we're underway and we were all talking about high school yearbooks calendars SC. We remember that the path that led to Amy Klobuchar running for president arguably began with those hearings things she had a breakout moment questioning the judge when she took a different tack from her colleagues Paul Okay. I'm not going to ask about the yearbook so most people have done some. I'm drinking in high school and college and many people even struggle with alcoholism and binge drinking my own dad struggled with alcoholism most of his his life and he got in trouble for it and there were consequences after a back and forth cabinet. There was this unforgettable moment. Okay drinking is one thing but the concern is about truthfulness and in your written testimony. You said sometimes you had too many drinks. was there ever a time when you drink. Thanks so much that you couldn't remember what happened or part of what happened the night before. I know I remember what happened and I think you've probably had beer center and and so you're saying there's never been a case where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened. The night before are part of what happened. It's you're asking about blackout. I don't know have you. Could you answer the question. Judge just to you you. That's not happened is at your answer. Yeah and I'm curious if you have. I have no drinking nor do I okay thank you when she joined me on stage in Washington. I ask Club Charter. Think back to what that was like so. Let's go back to our conversation. Recorded live at the Atlantic Festival. Let me ask you. AH WE'RE COMING UP ON A year from the cabinet hearings. That was for a lot of people a moment where they saw you. Maybe for the first time or or in a different light it was this exchange that you had with the then judge future justice where he asked you you if you ever gotten so drunk that you didn't remember things and you responded in this very to me watching it on TV very raw moment What was that like. What what was that? was that couldn't have been planned. I know in fact I later roses here. Here's somewhere she was in our official office then and now she's a head of our policy on the campaign but I remember saying to her later in the day. Come on guys couldn't there. Oh she is you couldn't you couldn't predict that the nominee was going to ask me. If I blacked out come on we should practice but anyway it was a complete surprise is and what was surprising was that I had a different tone than a lot of my colleagues and I was actually trying to get at how you could have someone so credible. It's Dr Blasi Zi Ford and then you had him saying that it didn't happen so I asked him well. Maybe you were drinking so much back. Then which is my theory of the case that you blacked out and you don't remember and I explained that I had alcohol in my family. My Dad had three D. W. I.'s Walleye the whole time I was growing up and that you don't mess around with this stuff in my the end of my story by the way is he finally had to choose between jail L. in treatment he chose treatment and in his words he was pursued by grace which is why I'm so focused on treating alcoholism and drug addiction and other things and mental health and he was pursued by grace and it changes life and now he's ninety one years old and he's in assisted living and his. Aa Groups still visits him there and in his words. It's hard to get a drink around here anyway but the cat back to the cavenaugh thing is what was so raw about that moment was just. I was in shock that he was taking this partisan approach that didn't just bring in my mind him down except except for the audience of one in the White House but it didn't just bring him down it brought down the Supreme Court and all judges and so that was I had that split second to think well. I'm not going down with you. I am not gonNA act like this. No matter how rude you were to me I'm not gonNA act like this and my other thought was about really when you deal with alcoholics in your life like I'm taking the key away from you betty. I am not going to drive that car with you and so that's why I reacted that way and then he later apologized. I and I told them okay but when you have al calls them in your life that you know you take this really seriously I mean I don't have alcoholism in my life if but it seems to me there are other things that I have that are private in my life that I would not want to talk about in front of the country in the world you have brought that into your public life as a painful thing growing up as you mentioned yeah but it always was so my dad was a columnist for the newspaper paper and he covered the Vikings and was pretty well known until those. Dwi's rally in the newspaper so part of it was I felt okay talking about doubt it my whole life because he talked about it you know he talked about how he had struggled with alcoholism and to give me cause some every often very rarely people in a or or something come up and say. Should you really be talking about. I go well. You've read my Dad's book and so I guess it makes it a little bit. gave me the feeling like I could talk about. It and I also believe it's a leader just going beyond justice cavenaugh the we have an obligation. If you have stories raise like this in your life part of what you do when you lead is you make it so that people understand they're not alone and there's a reason you care about something while you. WanNa to get it done and then put out some ideas to get it done because there's so much distrust right now in our politics people just think with him in the White House House and with some of the other things in the gridlock as you point out going on in the US Senate they're just how can these people not do gun legislation. How how can they not do this so I think sharing truthful stories about yourself and is really part of being a leader and it's got to be connected with something. You're not just just doing it to just tell a story but for me. It's connected to my public life in two ways. Maybe three one is ahead. Try really hard to get to wherever I was The second is it's made me want to work on policies related to which I've done from the moment I got my first public job up through the Senate with the OPIOID crisis and and coming out with this very strong mental health proposal when one in five Americans have struggled with that but the third way which is more subtle is that when you have something harder in your your life and most people have something siblings. I'm one. It's harder just to see things in extremes. You have to see the grey areas because says if you don't you can't love that person and so that's how I was Gonna go immediately to my Republican. Colleagues seemed a little abrupt but you you you have to be able if you're going to be a good leader. You have to be able to find common ground and while you don't like them for some reason or you hate some of the policies that they espoused house. If there are some things you can work with them on you do that. including people within our own parties if they're rude to you or say something on TV you know there's another day you go on to fight another day and to work with them on other things and so. I think that is really shaped how I been as a senator and a legislator in a very very positive way and it's one of the reasons I passed over one hundred bills where I've been the lead Democrat and that's because I know people well enough and they trust me and I'm able to get things stanton. It seems like that's an an evolution of a process wanted to dwell for a moment on the the history of your father because I think it is interesting interesting that you had this.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Committees are seeking the whistleblower complaint. Is You know there's going to be an open hearing tomorrow in the House with the Inspector General I think and the and then later in the afternoon Senator Warner Warner and Burr are having a closed door hearing with those same witnesses so there is this is just started in terms of this inquiry but I believe that what you can say is it fits a pattern and we have been making that case for a long time and people say well. Have you guys been doing a good enough job in getting the public to understand this. Let's not forget twenty two thousand eighteen election that was a major big check and balance on this guy we took back the House of Representatives and we took it back in large part because people people didn't trust having a House of Representatives. That weren't a check on this guy because they were so concerned. They're concerned about some of the fears that he wasn't coming going on promises when it comes to comes to the economy the trade war but they were also concerned about his tone about his flaunting of the law. I remember Eber visiting the Carter Library in Georgia when I did their democratic dinner a few years ago and I like Minnesota Geek was looking for Walter Mondale stuff off course and I walk in there the vice president to Jimmy Carter and I walk in there and I'm like where's Jones dress you know these things and I walking around and finally I see these words on the wall that were the words that Walter Mondale uttered after they lost and of course it wasn't a perfect administration but it was a moral administration ration- very much so and on the wall it said looking back at the four years we told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace. We told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace. That is the minimum that we should expect in a president of the United States. I asked Jimmy Carter about that line little bit about a year and a half ago whether your podcast he was on a previous podcast and another publication and and he was at that point a little evasive of whether he thought the president the president trump was holding to that. Let me ask about your campaign pain here. One of the things that is distinctive to me about your speeches the jokes that you we've in you. You've you've got the president. The what's different during the president in Greenland Greenland is not I not for sale. You're going to you're going to build a blue wall and you're going to make trump true though and we build the trump says he's. GonNa run as the government like its businesses right bankrupt casino go. Yes yes go on. You got ripped a little bit for this by the daily show joke that you told a lot about me laugh because I'll comedians have kind of a number of them of course have repeat performances on. They have a set so are the material I guess I often do do and I and but when you give political speeches it's really boring if you give the same speech but you often add new things for news of the day but you do keep some of the fundamentals of it or you would be not really having a cohesive message and so anyway they you're kidding. I thought I arrived when Trevor Noah did a whole video thing on me. Actually Kinda good it is it seems to me like one of the weird things and the adjustment of running for president that now every time that you're making a speech as a presidential candidate people are watching. I'm sure that there were lines and jokes that used when you were running for Senate on it and it was not a focus of the daily show or or others. What does that been like. You've you've been in public life for a long time and this is a year almost launched in February of running for president. That's a different thing and having a different level of scrutiny on you well. I think when you're in the Senate can you run Senate races these days you are used to a lot of scrutiny and you better be and the job. I had before that after running three before three Senate campaigns was that I was the. Da The county attorney and so that's huge scrutiny on cases and what you do and you have to explain to the public when you have to make a plea agreement or dismiss charges I mean that was a big part of my work and I always thought actually that was like day to day having to explain things and have crisis come in the door we had four hundred people is the biggest public law office in the state of Minnesota bigger than the Attorney General's office and so I think all of that prepared me for this. I think the difference on this one is that you are going all over the country and you are when you're someone and especially like me that likes to get to know people and go to every cafe in every county every year. You've just have to find different ways to communicate with people so that's that's the first thing and then the second part of it. Is You just have to Make sure you're true to yourself and you know part of me being back here this week was it's just everything that was happening and I wanted to be part of it. I think that's part of leadership and I have been true to myself. Since the day that I announced this presidency presidential campaign in the middle of a river. I'm the Mississippi River with four inches of snow on my head and the words words is there we are that we need to cross a river divides to get to a higher place of our politics and that this is about changing policy with bold ideas yes but the only way we're going to get there is if we not just win but we win bic and I got to make that point at the last debate that I am the candidate that from the very beginning ginning has been talking about not just are fired up base which is fired up in his so important but also bringing with US Independence Democrats. What's it voted for. Donald Trump and there are some as well as moderate Republicans and bringing this in a big coalition because if you win big you you win a. Keep the house but you win the US Senate. Then you can get all these things done like the climate change legislation we need to pass or the work that needs to be done on on pharmaceutical prices immigration reform which is just waiting for a president to lead on so you have to win big and to do that you need to bring people with you and not shut them out and that's about policy but it's also about tone and we are at a point where people used to tune in the president no matter if they voted for them or not they thought it was part of their obligation as citizen. They'd have their kids. Watch the president. I remember this growing up even if you didn't agree with them about right now parents. France are tuning down the volume because they don't want their kids to hear what this guy says the racism the attacks on emigrants the belittling of people in politics. It's really outrageous. It's outrageous for any first grade teacher because it's not what they want to teach their kids so changing that tone and that's why I did the one hundred day plan plan where you just have to change the tone and do things immediately differently so that you're not just waiting a year to pass a bill there's over one hundred things you can do without. Congress which are legal so you know. I just think that is going to be a bit of this. Imagine what it's going to be like for the media when you wake up and someone in isn't mean tweeting at five. Am You guys are going to be like what are we. GonNa do. I have to go back to sleep. It's GonNa be rough going. Take a short break here but we'll have more with closure in a moment..
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"This is Radio Atlantic. I'm Isaac Dove Air so there's been some news this week and while the situation in Washington is blowing up we at the Atlantic were having our big annual event here which we call the Atlantic Festival staff writers and editors chat onstage with big names names and business and politics and this week show is a actually a live taping Radio Atlantic from the festival with one of those big names Minnesota senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar it was recorded on Wednesday evening with the senator fresh off a vote in the Senate. We talked about impeachment of course but also about the metoo movement the strange experience running president her distinctly Minnesota backstory and a James Madison quote. She's been thinking about a lot these days. Take a listen it really happy to have Senator Klobuchar here a lot of the these that I've been doing. I've been out on the road with candidates and this one we were thinking it'd be great to have in Washington to do this and let me start with this senator. You just came from a full day in the Senate just basically fresh off a floor. A number of your colleagues who are running for president didn't even show up in Washington this week. I have talked to other the people in the Senate. Even those who are not running for president who say there is nothing that is going to get done. The President says now that the Democrats have started down the road of impeachment. That's it there's no agenda. Why are you still showing up at the okay question by the way there were a number of us that we're here off and on. It's all Elizabeth yesterday and I saw Michael Bennett was there today. I am a little different position. I'm actually in leadership and I had shared the steering committee of the Senate and believe it or not I had an event today for the senators we had about twenty of them there that featured Don Rally and legal experts which had been planned because the supreme court upcoming term but of course we had other discussions as well and then I also think this week. I'm actually very glad I'm here. There's been other weeks. I've missed a few days. I given what's happened. The importance of this and I was able to talk to my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee Committee meet extensively with Senator Schumer and Durban about this so I think it's important to be here but there are people that are here some days on on the next you just have to keep trying to balance it and the last thing I'm sure you've heard about our exciting antitrust hearing but that is actually a really important topic for our country entry and it's been neglected. It's part of the reasons we're seeing less startups and I had that yesterday that I chaired Senator Lee and then Senator Tim Scott and I I started a entrepreneur an entrepreneur caucus which is focused on this startup slump and we had thirty women entrepreneurs from all over the country talking about this topic so I just there are things outside of votes that you can do when you're a US senator and hearing from colleagues and talking to them. I'm like Tim Kaine. We had an Iran briefing today that I was at so there is a lot of things that go on outside of the fact that we are not having votes votes on important things like the guns bills are just sitting there which is just to me unexplainable when you have the majority of trump voters want to see background round checks the majority of Hunters WanNa see background checks but this president could literally tell Mitch McConnell bring these things up for a vote and he would and he hasn't so so those are reasons to be there but just remember. There's lack going on and that's why I was there. Who are there that is a lot but of course let's talk about the thing that we're of course going to talk about. Which is impeachment This is something that you were out in favor of June. It took until will yesterday for the speaker to say that she was supportive of the process. Do you think that that's time that was misspent. Should there have been should've said move more quickly. They were doing investigations as you know. They've had a few hearings with witnesses and things like that. I think the main point here is what this was about and that is this pattern that we're seeing that really came to light with. Presumably this whistle blower complaint that I haven't seen but the summary I don't call it a transcript because there are a lot of dot dot. Dot's it was a written summary of the of the telephone conversation that this president had with the president of Ukraine and I think all of that drove this decision having talked extensively to Senator Schumer and others who who spend a lot of time over the weekend talking to Speaker Pelosi. I think that this was about that and the fact that you had these a number of Democrats kratz that incredible group that wrote the piece in the Washington Post with their military intelligence experience Democrats elected who had served brand new Congress Congress people many of them women who wrote this moving piece about why they were there and why they believe that this was such a national security risk. I think all of that in a good way drove the speaker and the the what we have in front of us right now is not something that happened in the past not that that's the reason the defining line for impeachment it is more that it's something that's ongoing and that's actually when I came out for impeachment that was when he welcomed intelligence from other countries to us as dirt it was actually the same kind of thing that he he was interested in this and then exactly and this is just part of that pattern that you saw start when he stood in front of that wall of those agents who made the ultimate sacrifice lost their lives anonymous honest stars and he had the Gall Stan before that wall and talk about crowd size and make a partisan speech or when he believed the Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence director or when. He said he loved Kim Jong Own I'm or when at the g twenty when someone asked about invading our elections he turns to to Putin and makes a joke and I remember thinking at that moment hundreds of thousands of soldiers have lost their lives on the battlefields protecting our democracy or democracies around on the world for little girls in this was just commemorated and the fifty six anniversary of the bombing of the church in Birmingham for little girls innocence lost their lives in that church in that quest for civil rights and in people that are willing to stand up and ego people that were trying to stamp out there right right to be part of that democracy so this is something fundamental to our country that crosses party lines and that's why I think that this idea that he on a phone call is basically Lee saying hey you know Joe Biden and his son or out there in that has to be looked into and some of the things he said when you read that summary very very disturbing the simple notion that you shouldn't put your own personal interest in your partisanship in front of our country when you're president of the United States dealing with a foreign leader and I was he was Isaac was teasing me. I found a quote from James Madison that it would make every happening podcast heading cutting edge but it was about way back when our founding fathers decided that they would put those articles of impeachment that they would have that in the Constitution Madison back then said this why would why would you need this with the president he uses word he I would of course say a he or she he might pervert his administration into a scheme of Pecu- Latian like embezzlement or oppression he might betray his trust to foreign powers and when you think about the founding of our country that was all about independence and breaking away from a foreign foreign power and so it makes sense to that they were worried that one branch of government as in one president would somehow sell out to a foreign power so you think about that and he was talking about that in terms of why we had the ability to impeach and I think it just goes back to the founding of of our democracy and we've gotta remember that and that's what this investigation is about and I think that's what created this situation where Speaker Speaker Pelosi. It tipped it for her because it's ongoing you were a prosecutor for years. Do you think that the Democrats have done a good enough job making making this case so far to the American public so that people understand what's going on and why to you it is such a problem well the I think we all know no the Muller report was that was hard because the he would only talk about what was in the report basically I think when you read that report carefully you see this pattern of conduct where he was basically the president was ready to flaunt the law and did flaunt the law but that that aside this case. We've only had a day to make this case We just got this summary and so. I don't think it's fair to evaluate this yet and this is a whole different realm that we're in the other thing that's going on is the intelligence.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"A chair tax on tap with David axelrod and Mike Murphy Mike Murphy how you doing brother. I'm doing good eggs. I'm doing good. I'm I'm a little worried looking at the world situation complicated politics in the Middle East. Just what president trump was created to handle and of course we're we're back to the Supreme Court nomination battle against the way back machine a lot of stuff to cover because we we we now have the aftermath of the debate and we ought to go through it and see what what it all meant but yeah cavenaugh back in the news loose and new revelations in a book by a couple of New York Times reporters suggesting that evidence additional evidence was overlooked by the FBI. Maybe by the Senate Judiciary Committee and President Trump energetically leapt into that debate and as did Mitch McConnell told the far left and besmirching this good man phillies phillies four Democratic presidential candidates. Maybe five immediately called for Kavanagh's impeachment. What do you think the politics of this is this? This is classic based food on the right conservatives. They like Cavanaugh. They think he got a bum rap. They're not sure I think if they were honest about it about what happened. All those decades ago is a drunken college student but they think he's led an exemplary life since then and they're seeing an attempt to bring a can opener the supreme court you know on the other hand. The Democratic Base sees somebody who lied is guilty of sexual assault and therefore I get why the Democratic candidates repealing on but in the general election I don't know again this is yet another thing that Republicans will create a wedge issue out of for being a conservative. He's being totally maligned signed. I it's messy and it the incentives are fight like everything in our politics. Now I mean I believe that that whole process was was was really suspect and that they didn't thoroughly investigate but you you you talk to Claire mccaskill and some of the Democrats who lost in two thousand eighteen and they would say that they had momentum until the cavenaugh hearing that really really stoked up the Republican base so as a matter of politics. It's you're a good base politics and if you're running in a democratic primary it's a good place to be to call for impeachment. I look forward to talking with our guest today. Amy Klobuchar who was who's on the Senate Judiciary Committee played a big role in those cavenaugh hearings to hear what she has to say about it. You mentioned the Middle East this thing with Iran has has really ratcheted up now the they there was an attack on Saudi oil installation the hootie rebels from from Yemen claim name credit for it but it looked like a pretty sophisticated attack in the administration immediately blamed Aaron and word let word out that they're considering all options including military options. Where's this all go well? That's a billion dollar. Question isn't an interesting one because the Iranians and the Saudis have been and having this proxy war for a while fighting it out in Yemen although there's some evidence that the missile which apparently could have been in Iranian copy of a Ukrainian Ukrainian Russian missile they bought on the black market a cruise missile could have come from southern Iraq from the North so this thing is escalating and it could would be I mean we could have retaliation by the Saudis or armed to the teeth and even there our allies some American participation. I think president trump if you're a cynic might might WANNA change the subject a little bit on the other hand. The Iranians are escalating their troublemaking so if we have an election that suddenly about foreign policy that could shuffle apple the deck and then yeah. I think it's really complicated because trump is a guy who ran on non engagement on withdrawing from these foreign foreign bow so maybe people believe that you know sensitive oil and gas prices which are going to go up inevitably that that will that he needs to to act but I think it's a really tough call for him. I remember being in the White House and I remember what the military military people said about what what a war with Iran would really look like and it is not this is not Iraq where you just kind of knock out there yup and these are serious. these are serious foes what you start with the chain of esscalation. You don't know where it stops as the problem then you've committed American forces to it I don't know but who who wins his a candidate like Biden. Deceive say Captain Foreign Policy Repeat the veteran. I think it could shuffle the deck a little for for the D. L. O. Who knows where we'll be in a year with this one election that it may affect is the Israeli election Netanyahu's up on Tuesday his his whole you know one of his predicates is the threat the mortal threat that Iran poses to Israel Donald Trump's very popular there little sabre-rattling rolling in advance of that is not is not a bad thing? I remember once I A. Bb tried to hire me and I was unable to do it but we had an interesting conversation and his view which I thought was correct is that the fulcrum point of Israeli politics is always the topic of the election of domestic stuff labor. The opposition does well well but if it's security who'd and bb does well it does seem to be playing into his hands in the polls show BBC having a little comeback and just last week just last week he we had a a presser you know disclosing what he said were unknown here heretofore unknown Iranian you know nuclear Klier facilities and so you know he's leaning into that so we'll see what happens with that but we had some contre temps of our own of a different kind last week week in that democratic debate. I WanNa get to that in a minute but first I wanNA talk about insurance. Well you know exit. Exit is National Life Insurance. I bet you didn't know that most people don't that's why forty percent of people don't even think about life insurance and don't have any and people really should should think about.
"amy klobuchar" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"If he runs which he probably will, you know, she arguably has the least baggage she does have these reports of mistreatment of her staff to ensure later on. But it's like, okay. If you're going to not go with. The left progressive candidate than who. Do you go with? I think he can make a pretty good argument both kind of likability grounds, and in terms of with the major stuff, she's with the Democrats, and it's more kind of local stuff where she might deviate. Some more Minnesota is fairly purple. So that's the case. I mean, I put it. It's all about the mid west mid western kind of personality mid western electoral strategy to people from the midwest. I think that's an interesting people may west, I think in my views westerner, gore card, the BS factors relatively no BS, beer wine. This is like Tugay I actually want to we have to talk about Amy klobuchar ours. Recent stories not at the bottom, but at the top because here's my reason why Amy klobuchar has gotten national attention for exactly two things one her roundly applauded performance during the Cavanaugh hearings as a tough, but polite questioner, right? She got a lot of excellent press for that before that people did not really know, we may close our was outside of Minnesota where we should know. She's extremely popular the other time that Amy klobuchar has gotten national attention in the past few days for these allegations that she was abusive to staff, not just a mean boss, but like straight up of using her powers stuff like that. I don't know if that will affect things, but I can see those allegations coloring her campaign, and here's why I would say that and I might be wrong with this is I think is strong a decently strong theory that should be considered. Which is if there are going to be close to twenty people in the race, some of whom are known someone who's describe it to me as their candidates in this race that are known outside of Trump. Right. They have their own identities. They're not just this figure sort of filling in as like, well, I could be the opposite of him Amy klobuchar. I don't think has that. And so if she has she has these two prominent national examples of who Mikhailova shar is one of which is very unflattering..