Unhinged Celebrities Losing It! Want Trump Assaulted, Rename Republican Party To ‘The Rape Party’


Multiple Hollywood personalities have gotten
involved with politics and it’s becoming extremely unhinged. Actress Molly Ringwald has taken it upon herself
to rename the Republican Party to ‘The Rape Party” and she’s facing quite a bit of
criticism from citizens accusing her of calling them “rapists” simply for their political
affiliation. Ringwald, 50, best known for Sixteen Candles
and The Breakfast Club, has become outspoken amid the controversial events engulfing the
confirmation of Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh and the pushback orchestrated by Senate Democrats. Ringwald was quite clear with her message
and disdain for Republican Party and Republicans in general who support Brett Kavanaugh as
he fights accusations from Christine Blasey Ford who says that he sexually assaulted her
in the early 1980’s while they were in high school. Ford has yet to produce a corroborating witness
and the people she named thus far have spoken against her story. Ringwald took her voice to Twitter, lashing
out at Republicans. “It’s no longer the Republican Party to
me. It’s the Rape Party.” Another Hollywood actress lashed out at Republicans
as well. Sarah Silverman attacked President Trump,
hoping that he would one day know what it feels like to be held down and violated. She stated this in response to Trump criticizing
the protesters confronting senators in/at the elevators as they attempt to move to a
different floor. “I hope you someday understand what it is
to be held down against your will and violated. Your compassion is startless” “The very rude elevator screamers are paid
professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made
identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from
love! #Troublemakers” Kathy Griffin also chimed in, ranting off
a string of expletives towards Senators voting in favor of Kavanaugh. She dedicated a special message to Sen. Jeff
Flake (R-AZ) who was fine with Democrats requesting the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s accusations,
but then seems to believe that the FBI report to be sufficient enough and he voted YES to
push Kavanaugh to the next stage of the confirmation. Griffin seems very angry over this. Griffin was unable to hold a job with CNN
and Squatty Potty after she was seen in a picture holding a fake decapitated head of
President Donald Trump. More celebrities were involved in the anti-Kavanaugh/Trump
antics. Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested
during protests held at Capitol Hill. However, a contradicting report on their arrest
came out that suggested otherwise. Their arrest seems more like a “let’s
pretend to get arrested for social media likes” act. Getting a $50 ticket is much different than
getting arrested. However, the two celebrities were able to
get their social media pictures that made it seem like they were being arrested and
resisting with protesters. This seems more like a publicity stunt than
someone who actually cares about politics. Schumer has starred in multiple movies, most
known for the movie Trainwreck. Emily Ratajkowski became stunningly famous
when she starred in the ‘Blurred Lines’ music video, which turned out to be one of
the worst songs ever created (my opinion). Ratajkowski’s popularity grew as she posted
sultry photos on Instagram. Hollywood is becoming unhinged and too involved
in politics.

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WANTS TO EXPRESS CONDOLENCES TO EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. YOU ARE LOOKING AT LIVE PICTURES YOU ARE LOOKING AT LIVE PICTURES FROM BOSTON WHERE FELICITY FROM BOSTON WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN IS LEAVING COURT AFTER HUFFMAN IS LEAVING COURT AFTER SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS FOR SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS FOR HER ROLE IN THE COLLEGE HER ROLE IN THE COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL. ADMISSION SCANDAL. HUFFMAN IS BEING ORDERED TO PAY HUFFMAN IS BEING ORDERED TO PAY A $30,000 FINE, DO 250 HOURS OF A $30,000 FINE, DO 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. COMMUNITY SERVICE. RON ALLEN IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE RON ALLEN IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE COURTROOM. COURTROOM. RON, CAN YOU RUN US THROUGH WHAT RON, CAN YOU RUN US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED IN THERE TODAY? HAPPENED IN THERE TODAY?>>YOU SEE ALL THIS AREA>>YOU SEE ALL THIS AREA SETTLING DOWN AND PEOPLE GOING SETTLING DOWN AND PEOPLE GOING BACK TOWARDS THE COURTHOUSE. BACK TOWARDS THE COURTHOUSE. THE BIG ENTOURAGE OF A COUPLE THE BIG ENTOURAGE OF A COUPLE DOZEN PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, SHE DOZEN PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT, SHE WAS WALKING STRAIGHT — LOOKING WAS WALKING STRAIGHT — LOOKING STRAIGHT AHEAD. STRAIGHT AHEAD. SAID NOTHING. SAID NOTHING. JUST DISAPPEARED INTO A BIG JUST DISAPPEARED INTO A BIG BLACK SUV AND OFF INTO BOSTON BLACK SUV AND OFF INTO BOSTON SOMEWHERE. SOMEWHERE. SHE HAS SIX WEEKS TO REPORT TO A SHE HAS SIX WEEKS TO REPORT TO A FACILITY. FACILITY. WE BELIEVE IT’S A FACILITY, A WE BELIEVE IT’S A FACILITY, A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN CALIFORNIA. CALIFORNIA. I’M NOT SURE HOW CLOSE IT IS TO I’M NOT SURE HOW CLOSE IT IS TO WHERE SHE LIVES. WHERE SHE LIVES. DEFENSE REQUESTED THAT. DEFENSE REQUESTED THAT. SHE HAS WHAT SHE WAS SENTENCED, SHE HAS WHAT SHE WAS SENTENCED, FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, SHE FROM WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, SHE REMAINED COMPOSED. REMAINED COMPOSED. SHE DID NOT CRY. SHE DID NOT CRY. HER HUSBAND DID NOT REACT. HER HUSBAND DID NOT REACT. HE WAS ALSO QUITE STOIC WHEN SHE HE WAS ALSO QUITE STOIC WHEN SHE WAS SENTENCED. WAS SENTENCED. SHE WAS STARING DOWN. SHE WAS STARING DOWN. THE JUDGE SAID SOMETHING TO THE JUDGE SAID SOMETHING TO AFFECT OF, GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE AFFECT OF, GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE NOW. NOW. YOU WILL GET PAST THIS. YOU WILL GET PAST THIS. CLEARLY, THE JUDGE WAS TRYING TO CLEARLY, THE JUDGE WAS TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE OF 14 DAYS IN SEND A MESSAGE OF 14 DAYS IN PRISON. PRISON. PROSECUTION WANTED A MONTH. PROSECUTION WANTED A MONTH. THE DEFENSE BEGGED — PLEADED THE DEFENSE BEGGED — PLEADED FOR LENIENCY SAYING THAT NOBODY FOR LENIENCY SAYING THAT NOBODY WAS HARMED BY THIS. WAS HARMED BY THIS. BUT APPARENTLY, CLEARLY, THE BUT APPARENTLY, CLEARLY, THE JUDGE DID NOT SEE IT THAT WAY. JUDGE DID NOT SEE IT THAT WAY.>>RON, HUFFMAN RELEASED A>>RON, HUFFMAN RELEASED A STATEMENT. STATEMENT. IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S BEEN IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S BEEN CONTRITE AND APOLOGETIC SAYING CONTRITE AND APOLOGETIC SAYING SHE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO SHE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WANTS TO COMMUNITY SERVICE AND WANTS TO DO MORE BEYOND THAT. DO MORE BEYOND THAT. WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT SHE SAID IN THERE? SHE SAID IN THERE?>>SHE WAS VERY CONTRITE.>>SHE WAS VERY CONTRITE. SHE HAS BEEN SINCE SHE PLEADED SHE HAS BEEN SINCE SHE PLEADED GUILTY TO THIS. GUILTY TO THIS. ONE OF THE LINES THAT JUMPED OUT ONE OF THE LINES THAT JUMPED OUT TO ME FROM HER STATEMENT WAS SHE TO ME FROM HER STATEMENT WAS SHE SAID AT ONE POINT HER DAUGHTER SAID AT ONE POINT HER DAUGHTER SAID TO HER, I DON’T RECOGNIZE SAID TO HER, I DON’T RECOGNIZE YOU ANYMORE. YOU ANYMORE. WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE YOU? THAT SHE SAID REALLY HURT HER THAT SHE SAID REALLY HURT HER DEEPLY. DEEPLY. WHAT IRONY, SHE WAS TRYING TO WHAT IRONY, SHE WAS TRYING TO HELP HER DAUGHTER AND HER HELP HER DAUGHTER AND HER DAUGHTER FELT BETRAYED. DAUGHTER FELT BETRAYED. DEVASTATING. DEVASTATING. SEVERAL POINTS DURING THE SEVERAL POINTS DURING THE SENTENCE, THE PROSECUTION WAS SENTENCE, THE PROSECUTION WAS LECTURING HUFFMAN ABOUT HOW TO LECTURING HUFFMAN ABOUT HOW TO BE A PARENT SAYING THAT A PARENT BE A PARENT SAYING THAT A PARENT HAS A MORAL COMPASS AND TRYING HAS A MORAL COMPASS AND TRYING TO BE A GOOD PARENT IS NOT AN TO BE A GOOD PARENT IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND EXCUSE FOR WHAT HAPPENED AND THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE. THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE. THIS IS A CONSCIOUS DECISION SHE THIS IS A CONSCIOUS DECISION SHE MADE. MADE. THIS DECISION WILL REVERBERATE THIS DECISION WILL REVERBERATE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THERE ARE AS MANY AS 50 MORE THERE ARE AS MANY AS 50 MORE PEOPLE CHARGED IN THIS CASE. PEOPLE CHARGED IN THIS CASE. HALF OF THEM HAVE PLEADED HALF OF THEM HAVE PLEADED GUILTY. GUILTY. HALF OF THEM WERE SAYING THEY HALF OF THEM WERE SAYING THEY WANTED TO GO TO TRIAL. WANTED TO GO TO TRIAL. I THINK MOST PEOPLE WILL BE I THINK MOST PEOPLE WILL BE STUNNED THAT THIS WOMAN IS GOING STUNNED THAT THIS WOMAN IS GOING TO PRISON. TO PRISON. THE JUDGE SENTENCED HER AS SUCH. THE JUDGE SENTENCED HER AS SUCH. THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE LORI LOUGHLIN, HER HUSBAND, WHO LORI LOUGHLIN, HER HUSBAND, WHO ARE FACING MANY, MANY — 40 ARE FACING MANY, MANY — 40 YEARS IN JAIL IN HER CASE YEARS IN JAIL IN HER CASE BECAUSE THEIR CASE — THEIR CASE BECAUSE THEIR CASE — THEIR CASE INVOLVES A PAYMENT OF HALF A INVOLVES A PAYMENT OF HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. MILLION DOLLARS. THIS WAS JUST $15,000 FOR ONE THIS WAS JUST $15,000 FOR ONE TEST. TEST.>>YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MAY>>YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT MAY HAPPEN TO THEM. HAPPEN TO THEM. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER. FELICITY HUFFMAN RAN TO THE FELICITY HUFFMAN RAN TO THE COURT QUICKLY TO PLEAD GUILTY. COURT QUICKLY TO PLEAD GUILTY. THAT WORKED IN HER FAVOR. THAT WORKED IN HER FAVOR. THE OTHER HAND, LORI LOUGHLIN THE OTHER HAND, LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND ARE ROLLING THE AND HER HUSBAND ARE ROLLING THE DICE, WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL. DICE, WILLING TO GO TO TRIAL. THEIR FATE COULD BE WORSE. THEIR FATE COULD BE WORSE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. YOU WONDER HOW ARE THEY GOING TO YOU WONDER HOW ARE THEY GOING TO SEE THIS SORT OF THING? SEE THIS SORT OF THING? IT CUTS MANY WAYS. IT CUTS MANY WAYS. YOUR CASE IS SIMILAR TO HERS. YOUR CASE IS SIMILAR TO HERS. YOU MAY FEEL THIS IS THE YOU MAY FEEL THIS IS THE SENTENCE YOU GET, COMMUNITY SENTENCE YOU GET, COMMUNITY SERVICE, A COUPLE WEEKS IN SERVICE, A COUPLE WEEKS IN PRISON. PRISON. IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRIAL, YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRIAL, YOU NOW SEE — WHAT SEEMS TO BE NOW SEE — WHAT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING — I’M NOT A LAWYER. HAPPENING — I’M NOT A LAWYER. THE JUDGE SEEMS TO BE CLEARLY THE JUDGE SEEMS TO BE CLEARLY SAYING THAT THERE WAS SAYING THAT THERE WAS CRIMINALITY HERE. CRIMINALITY HERE. SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO IMPOSE SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO IMPOSE COMMUNITY SERVICE. COMMUNITY SERVICE. SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO TURN TO SHE SAID, I’M GOING TO TURN TO PUNISHMENT. PUNISHMENT. CLEARLY, SHE FELT THERE WAS A CLEARLY, SHE FELT THERE WAS A NEED FOR PUNISHMENT. NEED FOR PUNISHMENT. THAT’S WHERE THE PRISON SENTENCE THAT’S WHERE THE PRISON SENTENCE CAME UP. CAME UP. SHE WAS CLEARLY TRYING TO SAY SHE WAS CLEARLY TRYING TO SAY THAT. THAT. IF OTHER JUDGES IN OTHER CASES IF OTHER JUDGES IN OTHER CASES SEE THAT, CLEARLY, THAT’S WHAT SEE THAT, CLEARLY, THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE WHO ARE CHARGED IN THIS PEOPLE WHO ARE CHARGED IN THIS CASE, WHO ARE TRYING TO ROLL THE CASE, WHO ARE TRYING TO ROLL THE DICE, AS YOU PUT IT, WILL FIND DICE, AS YOU PUT IT, WILL FIND OUT IN COURT, THEY PROBABLY ARE OUT IN COURT, THEY PROBABLY ARE PRETTY AWARE THAT THIS COULD PRETTY AWARE THAT THIS COULD LEAD TO A JAIL TERM. LEAD TO A JAIL TERM. THERE ARE MANY — THE JUDGE MADE THERE ARE MANY — THE JUDGE MADE A POINT HER CASE WAS ONE OF THE A POINT HER CASE WAS ONE OF THE LESSER CASES. LESSER CASES. THERE ARE MANY MORE SERIOUS THERE ARE MANY MORE SERIOUS CASES OUT THERE. CASES OUT THERE. THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM SEVERAL ELITE DISMISSED FROM SEVERAL ELITE UNIVERSITIES. UNIVERSITIES. THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM WHO THERE ARE MANY MORE OF THEM WHO ARE STILL GOING THROUGH A ARE STILL GOING THROUGH A PROCESS ON THE CAMPUSES. PROCESS ON THE CAMPUSES. THEIR SITUATION IS IN LIMBO. THEIR SITUATION IS IN LIMBO. HUFFMAN WAS THE FIRST PARENT TO HUFFMAN WAS THE FIRST PARENT TO BE CHARGED, TO BE SENTENCED. BE CHARGED, TO BE SENTENCED. THERE ARE GOING TO BE THERE ARE GOING TO BE REVERBERATIONS AROUND THE REVERBERATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED HERE COUNTRY AFTER WHAT HAPPENED HERE TODAY IN BOSTON. TODAY IN BOSTON.>>RON ALLEN OUTSIDE THE BOSTON>>RON ALLEN OUTSIDE THE BOSTON COURTROOM WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN COURTROOM WHERE FELICITY HUFFMAN WAS SENTENCED TO 14 DAYS IN

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REPORT HE THREATENED THE JOBS OF WEATHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR THE JOBS OF WEATHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR KNOCKING DOWN AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR KNOCKING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S KNOCKING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT THE HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ASSERTION THAT THE HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ALABAMA. HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ALABAMA. NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON ALABAMA. NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE. IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE.>>Reporter: THE WITH MORE.>>Reporter: THE POLITICAL STORM THAT>>Reporter: THE POLITICAL STORM THAT OUT LASTED HURRICANE POLITICAL STORM THAT OUT LASTED HURRICANE DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW OUT LASTED HURRICANE DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW TURN TONIGHT WITH A DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW TURN TONIGHT WITH A REPORT COMMERCE TURN TONIGHT WITH A REPORT COMMERCE SECRETARY WILL REPORT COMMERCE SECRETARY WILL SECRETARY WILBER ROSS SECRETARY WILL SECRETARY WILBER ROSS THREATENED TO FIRE TOP SECRETARY WILBER ROSS THREATENED TO FIRE TOP OFFICIALS. THREATENED TO FIRE TOP OFFICIALS. LATE TONIGHT THE OFFICIALS. LATE TONIGHT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT LATE TONIGHT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S FALSE AND THE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S FALSE AND THE SECRETARY DID NOT FALSE AND THE SECRETARY DID NOT THREATEN TO FIRE SECRETARY DID NOT THREATEN TO FIRE ANYONE OVER THREATEN TO FIRE ANYONE OVER FORECASTING PUBLIC ANYONE OVER FORECASTING PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT FORECASTING PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT DORIAN. STATEMENTS ABOUT DORIAN. THE BACK AND FORTH DORIAN. THE BACK AND FORTH COMES AFTER ONE OF THE THE BACK AND FORTH COMES AFTER ONE OF THE OFFICES CONTRADICTED COMES AFTER ONE OF THE OFFICES CONTRADICTED AN INITIAL COMMENT AND OFFICES CONTRADICTED AN INITIAL COMMENT AND TWEET FROM PRESIDENT AN INITIAL COMMENT AND TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S RISK FROM DORIAN. TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S RISK FROM DORIAN.>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO RISK FROM DORIAN.>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO GET A PIECE OF IT IT>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO GET A PIECE OF IT IT LOOKS LIKE. GET A PIECE OF IT IT LOOKS LIKE. POOR ALABAMA JUST LOOKS LIKE. POOR ALABAMA JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL. POOR ALABAMA JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: THE PLEASE BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT LATEST>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT LATEST DISPLAYED A MAP WITH PRESIDENT LATEST DISPLAYED A MAP WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A DISPLAYED A MAP WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE LINE DRAWN WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE LINE DRAWN THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED SHARPIE LINE DRAWN THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED TO THE HURRICANE’S THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED TO THE HURRICANE’S CONE OF UNCERTAINTY. TO THE HURRICANE’S CONE OF UNCERTAINTY.>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS CONE OF UNCERTAINTY.>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS IN THE ORIGINAL>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS IN THE ORIGINAL FORECAST. IN THE ORIGINAL FORECAST.>>Reporter: THE FORECAST.>>Reporter: THE DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT>>Reporter: THE DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT PAST THE STATE DAYS DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT PAST THE STATE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT PAST THE STATE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. SPARKING THIS POINTED FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. SPARKING THIS POINTED TWEET FROM THE BIER SPARKING THIS POINTED TWEET FROM THE BIER BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. TWEET FROM THE BIER BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE ANY IMPACTS. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE ANY IMPACTS. NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER ANY IMPACTS. NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER THE NATIONAL OFFICE NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER THE NATIONAL OFFICE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR THE NATIONAL OFFICE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE TERMS THAT WERE SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE TERMS THAT WERE INCONSISTENT WITH TERMS THAT WERE INCONSISTENT WITH FORECASTS, BACKING THE INCONSISTENT WITH FORECASTS, BACKING THE PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF FORECASTS, BACKING THE PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. ONE FORMER NOAH ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. ONE FORMER NOAH STAFFER CALLING THAT ONE FORMER NOAH STAFFER CALLING THAT STATEMENT MORAL STAFFER CALLING THAT STATEMENT MORAL CROWDEDNESS. STATEMENT MORAL CROWDEDNESS. THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM CROWDEDNESS. THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM FORECASTERS SHOWING A THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM FORECASTERS SHOWING A SIGN OF SUPPORT. FORECASTERS SHOWING A SIGN OF SUPPORT. THEY ARE CALLING THE SIGN OF SUPPORT. THEY ARE CALLING THE AGENCY’S RESPONSE THEY ARE CALLING THE AGENCY’S RESPONSE POLITICAL AND A DANGER AGENCY’S RESPONSE POLITICAL AND A DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLITICAL AND A DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WHETHER IT

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TOMORROW AT 9:00 EASTERN ON NBC,
MSNBC, AND TELEMUNDO. MSNBC, AND TELEMUNDO.
>>WE ARE BACK FROM MIAMI.>>WE ARE BACK FROM MIAMI.
IT IS TIME NOW FOR CLOSING IT IS TIME NOW FOR CLOSING
STATEMENTS. STATEMENTS.
EACH CANDIDATE HAS 45 SECONDS. EACH CANDIDATE HAS 45 SECONDS.
WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH FORMER WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH FORMER
CONGRESSMAN DELANEY. CONGRESSMAN DELANEY.
>>CLOSING NOW?>>CLOSING NOW?>>CLOSING.
45 SECONDS. 45 SECONDS.
WE CAN GO ON. WE CAN GO ON.
>>TOGETHER, WE ARE ON A>>TOGETHER, WE ARE ON A
MISSION. MISSION.
WERE ON A MISSION TO FIND THE WERE ON A MISSION TO FIND THE
AMERICA THATS BEEN LOST. AMERICA THATS BEEN LOST.
LOST THROUGH INFIGHTING, LOST LOST THROUGH INFIGHTING, LOST
THROUGH INACTION. THROUGH INACTION.
WERE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS. WERE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS. WERE A COUNTRY THAT USED TO DO
THINGS.COUNTRY THAT USED TO DO THINGS. WE SAVED THE WORLD.
WE CREATED THE AMERICAN DREAM WE CREATED THE AMERICAN DREAM
FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIKE FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF. MYSELF. THE GRANDSON OF IMMIGRANTS. THE GRANDSON OF IMMIGRANTS. THE SON OF A UNION ELECTRICIAN THE SON OF A UNION ELECTRICIAN WHO WENT ON TO BECOME A WHO WENT ON TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS LEADER AND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS LEADER AND CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS. CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS. BUT WE DID THESE THINGS WITH BUT WE DID THESE THINGS WITH REAL SOLUTIONS.
NOT WITH IMPOSSIBLE PROMISES. NOT WITH IMPOSSIBLE PROMISES.
AND THOSE ARE THE ROOTS THAT WE AND THOSE ARE THE ROOTS THAT WE
HAVE TO GET BACK TO. HAVE TO GET BACK TO. IM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT TO
SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS.ENT TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS.
TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE. TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE.
TO FIX OUR BROKEN HEALTH CARE TO FIX OUR BROKEN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. SYSTEM. TO INVEST IN COMMUNITIES THAT
HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND.ES THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND.
TO IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION. TO IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION.
I JUST DONT WANT TO BE YOUR I JUST DONT WANT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT — PRESIDENT –>>CONGRESS, YOUR 45 SECONDS IS>>CONGRESS, YOUR 45 SECONDS IS OVER. OVER.>>I WANT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT>>I WANT TO BE YOUR PRESIDENT TO DO THE JOB. TO DO THE JOB.>>THANK YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU, SIR.>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME.
THIS IS ABOUT GETTING AMERICA THIS IS ABOUT GETTING AMERICA
WORKING AGAIN. WORKING AGAIN.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>MAYOR de BLASIO.>>MAYOR de BLASIO. MAYOR, YOUR CLOSING STATEMENT.
>>IT MATTERS.OSING STATEMENT.>>IT MATTERS.
IT MATTERS IN THIS FIGHT FOR THE IT MATTERS IN THIS FIGHT FOR THE
HEART AND SOUL OF OUR PARTY THAT HEART AND SOUL OF OUR PARTY THAT WE NOMINATE A CANDIDATE WHO HAS
SEEN THE FACE OF POVERTY ANDHAS SEEN THE FACE OF POVERTY AND
DOESNT JUST TALK ABOUT IT BUT DOESNT JUST TALK ABOUT IT BUT GAVE PEOPLE $15 MINIMUM WAGE.
IT MATTERS THAT WE NOMINATE A IT MATTERS THAT WE NOMINATE A
CANDIDATE WHO SAW THE CANDIDATE WHO SAW THE
DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY BROKEN DESTRUCTION WROUGHT BY BROKEN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND GAVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND GAVE PEOPLE UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE.
IT MATTERS THAT WE CHOOSEARE. IT MATTERS THAT WE CHOOSE
SOMEONE WHO SAW THE WASTED SOMEONE WHO SAW THE WASTED POTENTIAL OF OUR CHILDREN DENIED POTENTIAL OF OUR CHILDREN DENIED PRE-K AND GAVE IT TO EVERY PRE-K AND GAVE IT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM FOR FREE. SINGLE ONE OF THEM FOR FREE. THESE THINGS REALLY MATTER.
AND THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT AND THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT
IVE DONE IN NEW YORK AND I WANT IVE DONE IN NEW YORK AND I WANT
TO DO THE SAME FOR THIS WHOLE TO DO THE SAME FOR THIS WHOLE
COUNTRY BECAUSE PUTTING WORKING COUNTRY BECAUSE PUTTING WORKING PEOPLE FIRST, IT MATTERS. PEOPLE FIRST, IT MATTERS. WE NEED TO BE THAT PARTY AGAIN. WE NEED TO BE THAT PARTY AGAIN. LETS WORK TOGETHER. LETS WORK TOGETHER. WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN PUT WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN PUT WORKING PEOPLE FIRST AGAIN IN WORKING PEOPLE FIRST AGAIN IN AMERICA.
>>THANK YOU, MAYOR de BLASIO.>>THANK YOU, MAYOR de BLASIO.
RIGHT ON TIME. RIGHT ON TIME.
>>GOVERNOR INSLEE, 45 SECONDS.>>GOVERNOR INSLEE, 45 SECONDS.
>>TRUDY AND I HAVE THREE>>TRUDY AND I HAVE THREE GRANDCHILDREN. GRANDCHILDREN. WE LOVE THEM ALL. WE LOVE THEM ALL. WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHETHER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, I WHETHER TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT, I MADE A DECISION. MADE A DECISION. I DECIDED THAT ON MY LAST DAY ON
EARTH, I WANTED TO LOOK THEM INN EARTH, I WANTED TO LOOK THEM IN
THE EYE AND TELL THEM I DID THE EYE AND TELL THEM I DID
EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE RAVAGES OF PROTECT THEM FROM THE RAVAGES OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
AND I KNOW TO A MORAL CERTAINTY AND I KNOW TO A MORAL CERTAINTY
IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE NEXT IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE NEXT
PRESIDENT WHO COMMITS TO THIS AS PRESIDENT WHO COMMITS TO THIS AS
THE TOP PRIORITY, IT WONT GET THE TOP PRIORITY, IT WONT GET
DONE. DONE. AND I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE, AND I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE, FRANKLY, IM SURPRISED, IM THE FRANKLY, IM SURPRISED, IM THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHOS MADE THIS ONLY CANDIDATE WHOS MADE THIS COMMITMENT TO MAKE IT THE TOP COMMITMENT TO MAKE IT THE TOP PRIORITY. PRIORITY. IF YOU JOIN ME IN THAT IF YOU JOIN ME IN THAT RECOGNITION OF HOW IMPORTANT RECOGNITION OF HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS, WE CAN HAVE A UNIFIED THIS IS, WE CAN HAVE A UNIFIED NATIONAL MISSION.
WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES. WE CAN SAVE OURSELVES.
WE CAN SAVE OUR CHILDREN. WE CAN SAVE OUR CHILDREN.
WE CAN SAVE OUR GRANDCHILDREN. WE CAN SAVE OUR GRANDCHILDREN. AND WE CAN SAVE LITERALLY THE
LIFE ON THIS PLANET.RALLY THE LIFE ON THIS PLANET.
THIS IS OUR MOMENT. THIS IS OUR MOMENT.
>>CONGRESS HNMANMAN.>>CONGRESS HNMANMAN. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. CONGRESSMAN RYAN, YOUR 45 CONGRESSMAN RYAN, YOUR 45 SECONDS.
>>THERES NOTHING WORSE THAN>>THERES NOTHING WORSE THAN
NOT BEING HEARD. NOT BEING HEARD. NOTHING WORSE THAN NOT BEING NOTHING WORSE THAN NOT BEING SEEN AND I KNOW THAT BECAUSE
IVE REPRESENTED FOR 17 YEARS IN IVE REPRESENTED FOR 17 YEARS IN
CONGRESS A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY. CONGRESS A FORGOTTEN COMMUNITY.
THEYVE TRIED TO DIVIDE US, THEYVE TRIED TO DIVIDE US,
WHOS WHITE, WHOS BLACK, WHOS WHOS WHITE, WHOS BLACK, WHOS GAY, WHOS STRAIGHT, WHOS A
MAN, WHOS A WOMAN, AND THEY RAN MAN, WHOS A WOMAN, AND THEY RAN
AWAY WITH ALL THE GOLD BECAUSE AWAY WITH ALL THE GOLD BECAUSE THEY DIVIDED THE WORKING CLASS.
ITS TIME FOR US TO COMEG CLASS. ITS TIME FOR US TO COME TOGETHER.
I DONT KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT I DONT KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT
IM READY TO PLAY SOME OFFENSE. IM READY TO PLAY SOME OFFENSE.
I COME FROM THE MIDDLE OF I COME FROM THE MIDDLE OF INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, BUT THESE INDUSTRIAL AMERICA, BUT THESE PROBLEMS ARE ALL OVER OUR PROBLEMS ARE ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THERES A TENT CITY IN L.A. THERES A TENT CITY IN L.A. THERES HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THERES HOMELESS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE AROUND OUR COUNTRY WHO
CANT AFFORD A HOME.OUNTRY WHO CANT AFFORD A HOME.
ITS TIME FOR US TO GET BACK ON ITS TIME FOR US TO GET BACK ON TRACK. TRACK. THE TEACHER IN TEXAS, THE NURSE THE TEACHER IN TEXAS, THE NURSE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE WAITRESS
IN WISCONSIN, ALL OF US COMING IN WISCONSIN, ALL OF US COMING
TOGETHER. TOGETHER.
PLAYING OFFENSE WITH AN AGENDA PLAYING OFFENSE WITH AN AGENDA THAT LIFTS EVERYBODY UP. THAT LIFTS EVERYBODY UP.>>THANK YOU.
>>I WILL ONLY PROMISE YOU ONE>>I WILL ONLY PROMISE YOU ONE
THING. THING. WHEN I WALK INTO THAT OVAL
OFFICE EVERY MORNING, YOU WILL OFFICE EVERY MORNING, YOU WILL
NOT BE FORGOTTEN. NOT BE FORGOTTEN.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD.
THANK YOU.ICE WILL BE HEARD. THANK YOU.
>>CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD.>>CONGRESSWOMAN GABBARD.
45 SECONDS FOR YOUR CLOSING. 45 SECONDS FOR YOUR CLOSING.>>OUR NATION WAS FOUNDED ON THE
PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE ABOVEN THE PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE ABOVE
SELF. SELF. PEOPLE WHO FLED KINGS WHO
LITERALLY PROFFERED ON THE BACKS LITERALLY PROFFERED ON THE BACKS
AND THE SACRIFICES OF PEOPLE. AND THE SACRIFICES OF PEOPLE. COMING HERE TO THIS COUNTRY,
INSTEAD PUTTING IN PLACE AY, INSTEAD PUTTING IN PLACE A
GOVERNMENT THAT IS OF, BY, AND GOVERNMENT THAT IS OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE.
BUT THATS NOT WHAT WE HAVE. BUT THATS NOT WHAT WE HAVE.
INSTEAD, WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT INSTEAD, WE HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT IS OF, BY, AND FOR, THE THAT IS OF, BY, AND FOR, THE RICH AND POWERFUL. RICH AND POWERFUL. THIS MUST END. THIS MUST END. AS PRESIDENT, OUR WHITE HOUSE, AS PRESIDENT, OUR WHITE HOUSE, OUR WHITE HOUSE, WILL BE A
BEACON OF LIGHT PROVIDING HOPE BEACON OF LIGHT PROVIDING HOPE
AND OPPORTUNITY, USHERING IN A AND OPPORTUNITY, USHERING IN A NEW CENTURY WHERE EVERY SINGLE NEW CENTURY WHERE EVERY SINGLE PERSON WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE PERSON WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE HEALTH CARE THEY NEED. HEALTH CARE THEY NEED. WHERE WE WILL HAVE CLEAN AIR TO WHERE WE WILL HAVE CLEAN AIR TO BREATHE AND CLEAN WATER TO BREATHE AND CLEAN WATER TO DRINK. DRINK. WHERE WE WILL HAVE GOOD-PAYING WHERE WE WILL HAVE GOOD-PAYING JOBS AND A NEW GREEN ECONOMY. JOBS AND A NEW GREEN ECONOMY. JOIN ME IN USHERING IN THIS NEW
CENTURY WITH PEACE, PROSPERITY, CENTURY WITH PEACE, PROSPERITY,
OPPORTUNITY, AND JUSTICE FOR OPPORTUNITY, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
>>CONGRESSWOMAN, THANK YOU.>>CONGRESSWOMAN, THANK YOU.
>>SECRETARY CASTCASTRO, 45 SECO>>SECRETARY CASTCASTRO, 45 SECO SIR.
>>JULIAN CASTRO.>>JULIAN CASTRO.
THE VERY FACT THAT I CAN SAY THE VERY FACT THAT I CAN SAY
THAT TONIGHT SHOWS THE PROGRESS THAT TONIGHT SHOWS THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE MADE IN THIS THAT WE HAVE MADE IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. LIKE MANY OF YOU, I KNOW THE
PROMISE OF AMERICA. KNOW THE PROMISE OF AMERICA.
MY GRANDMOTHER CAME HERE WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER CAME HERE WHEN SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD AS AN SHE WAS 7 YEARS OLD AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM MEXICO. IMMIGRANT FROM MEXICO. AND JUST TWO GENERATIONS LATER AND JUST TWO GENERATIONS LATER ONE OF HER GRANDSONS IS SERVING ONE OF HER GRANDSONS IS SERVING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE OTHER ONE IS RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES.
IF IM ELECTED PRESIDENT, I WILL IF IM ELECTED PRESIDENT, I WILL
WORK HARD EVERY SINGLE DAY SO WORK HARD EVERY SINGLE DAY SO THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN GET
GOOD HEALTH CARE. FAMILY CAN GET GOOD HEALTH CARE.
YOUR CHILD CAN GET A GOOD YOUR CHILD CAN GET A GOOD
EDUCATION. EDUCATION. AND YOU CAN HAVE GOOD JOB AND YOU CAN HAVE GOOD JOB OPPORTUNITIES. OPPORTUNITIES. WHETHER YOU LIVE IN A BIG CITY
OR A SMALL TOWN. IN A BIG CITY OR A SMALL TOWN.
AND ON JANUARY 20th, 2021, WELL AND ON JANUARY 20th, 2021, WELL SAY ADIOS TO DONALD TRUMP.
>>SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, THE FLOOR>>SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, THE FLOOR
IS YOURS. IS YOURS.>>THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT>>THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME. ME. FIRST, I LISTEN TO PEOPLE AND FIRST, I LISTEN TO PEOPLE AND THATS HOW I GET THINGS DONE. THATS HOW I GET THINGS DONE. THAT IS MY FOCUS. THAT IS MY FOCUS. I HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF PASSING I HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF PASSING OVER 100 BILLS WHERE IM THE OVER 100 BILLS WHERE IM THE LEAD DEMOCRAT AND THAT IS LEAD DEMOCRAT AND THAT IS BECAUSE I LISTENED AND I ACTED. BECAUSE I LISTENED AND I ACTED. AND I THINK THATS IMPORTANT IN AND I THINK THATS IMPORTANT IN A PRESIDENT. A PRESIDENT. EVERYTHING ELSE JUST MELTS AWAY. EVERYTHING ELSE JUST MELTS AWAY. SECONDLY, IM SOMEONE THAT CAN SECONDLY, IM SOMEONE THAT CAN WIN AND BEAT DONALD TRUMP. WIN AND BEAT DONALD TRUMP. I HAVE WON EVERY PLACE, EVERY I HAVE WON EVERY PLACE, EVERY RACE, AND EVERY TIME. RACE, AND EVERY TIME. I HAVE WON IN THE REDDEST OF I HAVE WON IN THE REDDEST OF DISTRICTS. DISTRICTS. ONES THAT DONALD TRUMP WON BY ONES THAT DONALD TRUMP WON BY OVER 20 POINTS. OVER 20 POINTS. I CAN WIN IN STATES LIKE
WISCONSIN AND IOWA AND IN WISCONSIN AND IOWA AND IN
MICHIGAN, AND FINALLY, YEAH, I MICHIGAN, AND FINALLY, YEAH, I AM NOT THE ESTABLISHMENT PARTY
CANDIDATE. ESTABLISHMENT PARTY CANDIDATE.
IVE GOT RESPECT, BUT IM NOT IVE GOT RESPECT, BUT IM NOT THAT PERSON. THAT PERSON. I AM THE ONE THAT DOESNT HAVE A I AM THE ONE THAT DOESNT HAVE A POLITICAL MACHINE, THAT DOESNT POLITICAL MACHINE, THAT DOESNT COME FROM MONEY. COME FROM MONEY. I DONT MAKE ALL THE PROMISES I DONT MAKE ALL THE PROMISES THAT EVERYONE UP HERE MAKES, BUT THAT EVERYONE UP HERE MAKES, BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU THIS. I CAN PROMISE YOU THIS. IM GOING TO GOVERN WITH IM GOING TO GOVERN WITH INTEGRITY. INTEGRITY. IM GOING TO HAVE YOUR BACK. IM GOING TO HAVE YOUR BACK. AND IM GOING TO GOVERN FOR YOU. AND IM GOING TO GOVERN FOR YOU.>>THANK YOU, SENATOR.>>THANK YOU, SENATOR.>>JUST WANT TO SAY, GRACIAS.>>JUST WANT TO SAY, GRACIAS. 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, MY 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, MY FAMILY MOVED INTO THE TOWN I FAMILY MOVED INTO THE TOWN I GREW UP IN BECAUSE AFTER BEING GREW UP IN BECAUSE AFTER BEING DENIED A HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE
COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, IT WASHE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, IT WAS
ACTIVISTS, MOSTLY WHITE ACTIVISTS, MOSTLY WHITE ACTIVISTS, THAT STOOD UP AND
FOUGHT FOR THEM.STOOD UP AND FOUGHT FOR THEM. THATS THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE AS
AMERICA.E BEST OF WHO WE ARE AS AMERICA.
WHY WHEN I GOT OUT OF LAW WHY WHEN I GOT OUT OF LAW
SCHOOL, I MOVED INTO THE INNER SCHOOL, I MOVED INTO THE INNER
CITY OF NEWARK TO FIGHT AS A CITY OF NEWARK TO FIGHT AS A TENANT LAWYER FOR OTHER PEOPLES
RIGHTS.LAWYER FOR OTHER PEOPLES RIGHTS.
IVE TAKEN ON BULLIES AND BEAT IVE TAKEN ON BULLIES AND BEAT THEM. THEM. . . IVE TAKEN ON TOUGH FIGHTS AND IVE TAKEN ON TOUGH FIGHTS AND WE WON. WE WON. WE WIN THOSE FIGHTS NOT BY WE WIN THOSE FIGHTS NOT BY SHOWING THE WORST OF WHO WE ARE, SHOWING THE WORST OF WHO WE ARE, BUT RISING TO WHOS BEST. BUT RISING TO WHOS BEST. DONALD TRUMP WANTS US TO FIGHT
HIM ON HIS TURF AND HIS TERMS. HIM ON HIS TURF AND HIS TERMS.
WE WILL BEAT HIM. WE WILL BEAT HIM.
I WILL BEAT HIM BY CALLING THIS I WILL BEAT HIM BY CALLING THIS COUNTRY TO A SENSE OF COMMON COUNTRY TO A SENSE OF COMMON PURPOSE AGAIN. PURPOSE AGAIN. THIS IS A REFERENDUM ON HIM AND
GETTING RID OF HIM, BUT ITS AND GETTING RID OF HIM, BUT ITS
ALSO A REFERENDUM ON US. ALSO A REFERENDUM ON US. WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE MUST BE TO
EACH OTHER.AND WHO WE MUST BE TO EACH OTHER.
ITS TIME WE WIN THIS ELECTION ITS TIME WE WIN THIS ELECTION AND THE WAY ILL GOVERN IS BY
SHOWING THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE SHOWING THE BEST OF WHO WE ARE
BECAUSE THATS WHAT THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE THATS WHAT THIS COUNTRY
NEEDS. NEEDS.
>>SENATOR –>>SENATOR –>>AND DESERVES.
>>THANK YOU.ES.>>THANK YOU.
CONGRESSMAN OROURKE, 45 CONGRESSMAN OROURKE, 45 SECONDS. SECONDS.>>OUR DAUGHTER, MOLLY, TURNED
11 THIS WEEK.ER, MOLLY, TURNED 11 THIS WEEK.
IM ON THIS STAGE FOR HER. IM ON THIS STAGE FOR HER. FOR CHILDREN ACROSS THIS
COUNTRY.DREN ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. INCLUDING SOME HER SAME AGE WHO
HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIRO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR
PARENTS AND ARE SLEEPING ON PARENTS AND ARE SLEEPING ON CONCRETE FLOORS UNDER ALUMINUM
BLANKETS TONIGHT.NDER ALUMINUM BLANKETS TONIGHT.
WERE GOING TO BE THERE FOR WERE GOING TO BE THERE FOR THEM. THEM. WERE GOING TO CONFRONT THE
CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE.HE CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE.
WE CANT RETURN TO THE SAME OLD WE CANT RETURN TO THE SAME OLD APPROACH. APPROACH. WERE GOING TO NEED A NEW KIND WERE GOING TO NEED A NEW KIND OF POLITICS.
ONE DIRECTED BY THE URGENCY OF ONE DIRECTED BY THE URGENCY OF
THE NEXT GENERATION. THE NEXT GENERATION.
THOSE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS WHO ARE THOSE CLIMATE ACTIVISTS WHO ARE FIGHTING NOT JUST FOR THEIR
FUTURE BUT FOR EVERYONES.IR FUTURE BUT FOR EVERYONES.
THOSE STUDENTS MARCHING NOT JUST THOSE STUDENTS MARCHING NOT JUST FOR THEIR LIVES, BUT FOR ALL OF FOR THEIR LIVES, BUT FOR ALL OF OURS. OURS. WE NEED A MOVEMENT LIKE THE ONE WE NEED A MOVEMENT LIKE THE ONE THAT WE LED IN TEXAS.
IT RENEWED OUR DEMOCRACY BY IT RENEWED OUR DEMOCRACY BY
BRINGING EVERYONE IN AND WRITING BRINGING EVERYONE IN AND WRITING NOBODY OFF.
THATS HOW WE BEAT DONALD TRUMP. THATS HOW WE BEAT DONALD TRUMP.
THATS HOW WE BRING THIS GREAT THATS HOW WE BRING THIS GREAT
COUNTRY TOGETHER AGAIN. COUNTRY TOGETHER AGAIN. JOIN US. JOIN US. THIS IS OUR MOMENT. THIS IS OUR MOMENT. AND THE GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW AND THE GENERATIONS THAT FOLLOW ARE COUNTING ON US TO MEET IT. ARE COUNTING ON US TO MEET IT.>>THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN.>>THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN.>>SENATOR WARREN.
YOU HAVE 45 SECONDS FOR THE YOU HAVE 45 SECONDS FOR THE
FINAL, FINAL STATEMENT OF THE FINAL, FINAL STATEMENT OF THE EVENING. EVENING.>>THANK YOU.
ITS A GREAT HONOR TO BE HERE. ITS A GREAT HONOR TO BE HERE.
NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS DID I NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS DID I
THINK I WOULD STAND ON A STAGE THINK I WOULD STAND ON A STAGE
LIKE THIS. LIKE THIS. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN
OKLAHOMA.N AND RAISED IN OKLAHOMA.
I HAVE THREE ELDER BROTHERS. I HAVE THREE ELDER BROTHERS. THEY ALL JOINED THE MILITARY. THEY ALL JOINED THE MILITARY. I HAD A DREAM GROWING UP, AND MY
DREAM WAS TO BE A PUBLIC, AND MY DREAM WAS TO BE A PUBLIC SCHOOLTEACHER. SCHOOLTEACHER. BY THE TIME I GRADUATED FROM
HIGH SCHOOL, MY FAMILY, MYOM HIGH SCHOOL, MY FAMILY, MY
FAMILY DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY FOR FAMILY DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY FOR
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. COLLEGE APPLICATIONS. MUCH LESS A CHANCE FOR ME TO GO MUCH LESS A CHANCE FOR ME TO GO TO COLLEGE. TO COLLEGE. BUT I GOT MY CHANCE. BUT I GOT MY CHANCE. IT WAS A $50 A SEMESTER COMMUTER IT WAS A $50 A SEMESTER COMMUTER COLLEGE. COLLEGE. THAT WAS A LITTLE SLICE OF THAT WAS A LITTLE SLICE OF GOVERNMENT THAT CREATED SOME GOVERNMENT THAT CREATED SOME OPPORTUNITY FOR A GIRL. OPPORTUNITY FOR A GIRL. AND IT OPENED MY LIFE. AND IT OPENED MY LIFE. I AM IN THIS FIGHT BECAUSE I I AM IN THIS FIGHT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN MAKE OUR BELIEVE THAT WE CAN MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT, WE CAN MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT, WE CAN MAKE OUR ECONOMY, WE CAN MAKE OUR COUNTRY ECONOMY, WE CAN MAKE OUR COUNTRY WORK.
NOT JUST FOR THOSE AT THE TOP. NOT JUST FOR THOSE AT THE TOP.
WE CAN MAKE IT WORK FOR EVERYONE WE CAN MAKE IT WORK FOR EVERYONE AND I PROMISE YOU THIS, I WILL

Full O’Rourke: There Is ‘Support Beyond The Democratic Party’ For Gun Reform | Meet The Press


>>I FRANKLY THINK THAT THAT CLIP WILL BE PLAYED FOR YEARS AT CLIP WILL BE PLAYED FOR YEARS AT SECOND AMENDMENT RALLIES WITH SECOND AMENDMENT RALLIES WITH ORGANIZATIONS THAT TRY TO SCARE ORGANIZATIONS THAT TRY TO SCARE PEOPLE BY SAYING DEMOCRATS ARE PEOPLE BY SAYING DEMOCRATS ARE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS. COMING FOR YOUR GUNS.>>AND JOINING ME NOW FROM>>AND JOINING ME NOW FROM HOUSTON IS FORMER CONGRESSMAN, HOUSTON IS FORMER CONGRESSMAN, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, BETO O’ROURKE. CANDIDATE, BETO O’ROURKE. CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE, WELCOME CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE, WELCOME BACK TO “MEET THE PRESS,” SIR. BACK TO “MEET THE PRESS,” SIR.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. LOOK, SENATOR — REPUBLICAN LOOK, SENATOR — REPUBLICAN SENATOR POOTAT TOOMEY, YOU HEARD SENATOR POOTAT TOOMEY, YOU HEARD THE CHRIS COONS COMMENT AT THE THE CHRIS COONS COMMENT AT THE END OF THE PACKAGE. END OF THE PACKAGE. PAT TOOMEY TWEETED THE PAT TOOMEY TWEETED THE FOLLOWING. FOLLOWING. I AGREE WITH CHRIS COONS. I AGREE WITH CHRIS COONS. THIS IS AN AWFUL AND EXTREME THIS IS AN AWFUL AND EXTREME IDEA. IDEA. THANKFULLY THERE’S NOT ENOUGH THANKFULLY THERE’S NOT ENOUGH SUPPORT IN CONGRESS TO DO IT. SUPPORT IN CONGRESS TO DO IT. BUT THIS RHETORIC UNDERMINES AND BUT THIS RHETORIC UNDERMINES AND HURTS BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO MAKE HURTS BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO MAKE PROGRESS ON COMMON SENSE GUN PROGRESS ON COMMON SENSE GUN SAFETY EFFORTS, LIKE EXPANDING SAFETY EFFORTS, LIKE EXPANDING BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. HE WENT ON THE RECORD, A FEW HE WENT ON THE RECORD, A FEW OTHER DEMOCRATS WENT ON WITH OTHER DEMOCRATS WENT ON WITH BLIND QUOTES. BLIND QUOTES. THERE’S A LOT OF HAND WRINGING THERE’S A LOT OF HAND WRINGING ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID, AGREEING ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID, AGREEING WITH YOUR SENTIMENT BUT WITH YOUR SENTIMENT BUT CONCERNED THAT THE RHETORIC IS CONCERNED THAT THE RHETORIC IS GOING TO ACTUALLY BACKFIRE. GOING TO ACTUALLY BACKFIRE. WHAT DO YOU SAY? WHAT DO YOU SAY?>>I THINK THIS JUST SHOWS YOU>>I THINK THIS JUST SHOWS YOU HOW SCREWED UP THE PRIORITIES IN HOW SCREWED UP THE PRIORITIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C., ARE. WASHINGTON, D.C., ARE. I THINK WHAT’S TRULY AWFUL IS A I THINK WHAT’S TRULY AWFUL IS A 17-MONTH-OLD BABY SHOT IN THE 17-MONTH-OLD BABY SHOT IN THE FACE WITH AN AR-15, AS HAPPENED FACE WITH AN AR-15, AS HAPPENED IN ODESSA. IN ODESSA. WHAT’S TRULY AWFUL IS 22 PEOPLE WHAT’S TRULY AWFUL IS 22 PEOPLE KILLED IN A WALMART THE SATURDAY KILLED IN A WALMART THE SATURDAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS THAT NEXT BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS THAT NEXT MONDAY, BUYING THEIR SCHOOL MONDAY, BUYING THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES, INNOCENT OF ANY CRIME SUPPLIES, INNOCENT OF ANY CRIME OR ANY THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, OR ANY THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY, IN FACT LIVING IN ONE OF THE IN FACT LIVING IN ONE OF THE SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA, EL SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA, EL PASO, TEXAS, HUNTED DOWN BY PASO, TEXAS, HUNTED DOWN BY THEIR ETHNICITY WITH A WEAPON THEIR ETHNICITY WITH A WEAPON THAT WAS DESIGNED FOR USE ON A THAT WAS DESIGNED FOR USE ON A BATTLEFIELD. BATTLEFIELD. TALKING TO THOSE DOCTORS AND TALKING TO THOSE DOCTORS AND TRAUMA ROOM SURGEONS WHO TREATED TRAUMA ROOM SURGEONS WHO TREATED THOSE VICTIMS IN EL PASO, THEY THOSE VICTIMS IN EL PASO, THEY SAID THESE ARE WOUNDS OF WAR, SAID THESE ARE WOUNDS OF WAR, THAT HIGH-IMPACT, HIGH-VELOCITY THAT HIGH-IMPACT, HIGH-VELOCITY ROUND, WHEN IT HIT THEIR SYSTEMS ROUND, WHEN IT HIT THEIR SYSTEMS JUST SHREDDED EVERYTHING INSIDE JUST SHREDDED EVERYTHING INSIDE OF THEM. OF THEM. I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT. I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT. AND I REFUSE TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE AND I REFUSE TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE POLITICS OR THE PULLING OR THE POLITICS OR THE PULLING OR THE FEAR OR THE NRA. THE FEAR OR THE NRA. THAT HAS PURCHASED THE THAT HAS PURCHASED THE COMPLICITY AND SILENCE OF COMPLICITY AND SILENCE OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. THIS WEAK RESPONSE TO A REAL THIS WEAK RESPONSE TO A REAL TRAGEDY IN AMERICA, 40,000 GUN TRAGEDY IN AMERICA, 40,000 GUN DEATHS A YEAR, WE’VE GOT TO DO DEATHS A YEAR, WE’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I’M PROPOSING THAT WE DO I’M PROPOSING THAT WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. SOMETHING ABOUT IT.>>EXPLAIN HOW — YOUR CHANGE OF>>EXPLAIN HOW — YOUR CHANGE OF HEART. HEART. TO BE A BIT HARSH HERE, WHAT YOU TO BE A BIT HARSH HERE, WHAT YOU JUST SAID ABOUT SORT OF THE JUST SAID ABOUT SORT OF THE WEAKNESS OF WASHINGTON, YOU USED WEAKNESS OF WASHINGTON, YOU USED TO BE ONE OF THOSE MEMBERS OF TO BE ONE OF THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO USED TO ADVOCATE CONGRESS WHO USED TO ADVOCATE THIS VERY CAREFUL WORDING ON THIS VERY CAREFUL WORDING ON GUNS. GUNS. WHERE DID YOU GO WRONG? WHERE DID YOU GO WRONG?>>NO, I REJECT THAT, CHUCK.>>NO, I REJECT THAT, CHUCK. SO IN TEXAS, IN EVERY SINGLE ONE SO IN TEXAS, IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE 254 COUNTIES, NO MATTER OF THE 254 COUNTIES, NO MATTER HOW RED OR RURAL OR BIG AND HOW RED OR RURAL OR BIG AND BLUE, I WAS SHOWING UP TALKING BLUE, I WAS SHOWING UP TALKING ABOUT AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN IN ABOUT AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN IN THAT STATE, A PROUD GUN-OWNING THAT STATE, A PROUD GUN-OWNING STATE, BECAUSE I ALSO KNOW IT’S STATE, BECAUSE I ALSO KNOW IT’S A PROUD RESPONSIBLE GUN-OWNING A PROUD RESPONSIBLE GUN-OWNING STATE. STATE. AND FOLKS SAID THAT IS THE THIRD AND FOLKS SAID THAT IS THE THIRD RAIL OF POLITICS IN TEXAS. RAIL OF POLITICS IN TEXAS. YOU CAN NEVER TALK ABOUT IT. YOU CAN NEVER TALK ABOUT IT. SO I’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THESE SO I’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THESE ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. BUT YOU’RE RIGHT, ON AUGUST 3rd BUT YOU’RE RIGHT, ON AUGUST 3rd IN EL PASO WITH 22 PEOPLE IN EL PASO WITH 22 PEOPLE KILLED, DOZENS MORE GRIEVOUSLY KILLED, DOZENS MORE GRIEVOUSLY INJURED, I COULD NO LONGER INJURED, I COULD NO LONGER ACCEPT THAT THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH ACCEPT THAT THAT WOULD BE ENOUGH BECAUSE THERE’S STILL MORE THAN BECAUSE THERE’S STILL MORE THAN 10 MILLION ASSAULT WEAPONS, 10 MILLION ASSAULT WEAPONS, WEAPONS OF WAR OUT ON THE WEAPONS OF WAR OUT ON THE STREET. STREET. AND IF WE AGREE THAT THEY’RE AND IF WE AGREE THAT THEY’RE DANGEROUS TO SELL AND WE SHOULD DANGEROUS TO SELL AND WE SHOULD STOP SELLING THEM, THEN WE ALSO STOP SELLING THEM, THEN WE ALSO HAVE TO AGREE THAT THESE ARE HAVE TO AGREE THAT THESE ARE INSTRUMENTS OF TERROR THAT ARE INSTRUMENTS OF TERROR THAT ARE STILL OUT THERE AND HAVE TO BE STILL OUT THERE AND HAVE TO BE BROUGHT BACK HOME OR THEY ARE BROUGHT BACK HOME OR THEY ARE GOING TO BE USED AGAINST US. GOING TO BE USED AGAINST US. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN EL AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN EL PASO, IN MIDLAND, ODESSA, IN PASO, IN MIDLAND, ODESSA, IN SUTHERLAND SPRINGS. SUTHERLAND SPRINGS. THOSE ARE JUST THREE COMMUNITIES THOSE ARE JUST THREE COMMUNITIES IN TEXAS. IN TEXAS.>>YOU HEARD AT ONE TIME, I>>YOU HEARD AT ONE TIME, I BELIEVE, IT WAS VICE PRESIDENT BELIEVE, IT WAS VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN OFFERED UP AND HE SAID BIDEN OFFERED UP AND HE SAID DON’T FORGET THE CONSTITUTION. DON’T FORGET THE CONSTITUTION. SO LET ME ASK IT THIS WAY. SO LET ME ASK IT THIS WAY. WHAT IS YOUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT IS YOUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT ALLOWS WHAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT ALLOWS AND WHAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND WHAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT DOES NOT ALLOW? DOES NOT ALLOW?>>I’LL PUT IT THIS WAY.>>I’LL PUT IT THIS WAY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE ABLE TO DO THROUGH THE COMMERCE ABLE TO DO THROUGH THE COMMERCE CLAUSE AND THIS IS SOMETHING CLAUSE AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT PREVENTED FROM — THAT IS NOT PREVENTED FROM — WOULDN’T PREVENT THE UNITED WOULDN’T PREVENT THE UNITED STATES FROM DOING BY THE SECOND STATES FROM DOING BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT. AMENDMENT. SO THIS IS CONSTITUTIONALLY SO THIS IS CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND. SOUND. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IF THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY IF WE CARE ABOUT THE LIVES OF OUR WE CARE ABOUT THE LIVES OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS. FELLOW AMERICANS. AND HERE’S SOMETHING I WANT TO AND HERE’S SOMETHING I WANT TO TELL YOU. TELL YOU. GOING TO A GUN SHOW IN CONWAY, GOING TO A GUN SHOW IN CONWAY, ARKANSAS, STOPPING AT A BUC-EES ARKANSAS, STOPPING AT A BUC-EES IN KATY, TEXAS, YESTERDAY, IN KATY, TEXAS, YESTERDAY, LISTENING TO OWNERS OF AR-15s, LISTENING TO OWNERS OF AR-15s, REPUBLICANS, WHO COME UP AND REPUBLICANS, WHO COME UP AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I OWN ONE OF SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, I OWN ONE OF THESE GUNS, DON’T NEED IT TO THESE GUNS, DON’T NEED IT TO HUNT, DON’T NEED IT FOR HUNT, DON’T NEED IT FOR SELF-DEFENSE. SELF-DEFENSE. THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND I WOULD GLADLY GIVE IT UP AND I WOULD GLADLY GIVE IT UP BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE KIDS IN BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE KIDS IN SCHOOL AND FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY SCHOOL AND FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY OR I HAVE GRANDKIDS AND WANT TO OR I HAVE GRANDKIDS AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THE COUNTRY IS SAFE MAKE SURE THE COUNTRY IS SAFE FOR THEM. FOR THEM. SO NOT ONLY IS THIS SO NOT ONLY IS THIS CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND THERE’S CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND THERE’S SUPPORT BEYOND THE DEMOCRATIC SUPPORT BEYOND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO INCLUDE REPUBLICANS, PARTY TO INCLUDE REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS, GUN OWNERS AND INDEPENDENTS, GUN OWNERS AND NON-GUN OWNERS ALIKE TO DO THE NON-GUN OWNERS ALIKE TO DO THE RIGHT THING. RIGHT THING.>>VERY QUICKLY, I AM CURIOUS>>VERY QUICKLY, I AM CURIOUS THAT YOU’VE GOTTEN A LOT MORE THAT YOU’VE GOTTEN A LOT MORE ATTENTION FOR SAYING WHAT YOU ATTENTION FOR SAYING WHAT YOU DID. DID. YOU WERE SUPPORTING MANDATORY YOU WERE SUPPORTING MANDATORY BUYBACKS BEFORE BUT NOW YOU’RE BUYBACKS BEFORE BUT NOW YOU’RE GETTING THIS FOCUS BECAUSE OF GETTING THIS FOCUS BECAUSE OF HOW YOU SAID IT. HOW YOU SAID IT. THERE’S BEEN SOME COVERAGE OF THERE’S BEEN SOME COVERAGE OF YOU RECENTLY GOING, HEY, YOU RECENTLY GOING, HEY, CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE IS IN HIS CONGRESSMAN O’ROURKE IS IN HIS BLANKET STAGE, YOU KNOW, BLANKET STAGE, YOU KNOW, REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT YOU REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT YOU WILL CURSE OCCASIONALLY ON THE WILL CURSE OCCASIONALLY ON THE STUMP. STUMP. DO YOU FIND IT A BIT FRUSTRATING DO YOU FIND IT A BIT FRUSTRATING THAT IT TAKES SOMETIMES THEE AT THAT IT TAKES SOMETIMES THEE AT RIKCK — THEATRICS TO GET THE RIKCK — THEATRICS TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE PRESS CORPS AND ATTENTION OF THE PRESS CORPS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC? THE AMERICAN PUBLIC?>>I THINK WHAT PEOPLE WANTING>>I THINK WHAT PEOPLE WANTING US TO DO AND WHAT I’M TRYING TO US TO DO AND WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO IN THIS CAMPAIGN IS JUST TO DO IN THIS CAMPAIGN IS JUST TO SEE THINGS AS CLEARLY AS I SEE THINGS AS CLEARLY AS I POSSIBLY CAN AND SPEAK AS POSSIBLY CAN AND SPEAK AS HONESTLY AS I POSSIBLY CAN HONESTLY AS I POSSIBLY CAN WITHOUT TRIANGULATING OR POLLING WITHOUT TRIANGULATING OR POLLING OR FOCUS GROUP TESTING WHAT THE OR FOCUS GROUP TESTING WHAT THE MESSAGE IS. MESSAGE IS. JUST CALL THIS OUT FOR WHAT IT JUST CALL THIS OUT FOR WHAT IT IS, ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND IS, ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE UNACCEPTABLE THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE KILLED IN THIS WAY IN OUR KILLED IN THIS WAY IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE LIVING IN COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE LIVING IN FEAR IN AMERICA TODAY. FEAR IN AMERICA TODAY. I REJECT THAT FEAR, AND I WANT I REJECT THAT FEAR, AND I WANT TO GO FORWARD WITH A BOLD, TO GO FORWARD WITH A BOLD, AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO MAKE SURE AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE SAFE IN OUR THAT WE’RE SAFE IN OUR COMMUNITIES, SAFE IN OUR HOMES, COMMUNITIES, SAFE IN OUR HOMES, SAFE IN AMERICA AGAIN. SAFE IN AMERICA AGAIN.>>IS THE DEBATE ABOUT VICE>>IS THE DEBATE ABOUT VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE CONCERN PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE CONCERN ABOUT HIS FITNESS TO TAKE THE ABOUT HIS FITNESS TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, A, IS FIGHT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, A, IS IT A LEGITIMATE DEBATE, AND DO IT A LEGITIMATE DEBATE, AND DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS? YOU HAVE CONCERNS?>>OH, NO, I COULD CARE LESS>>OH, NO, I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THAT, TO BE HONEST WITH ABOUT THAT, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. YOU. I WAS LISTENING TO YOUR OPENING I WAS LISTENING TO YOUR OPENING PACKAGE. PACKAGE. WHO THE HELL CARES, RIGHT? WHO THE HELL CARES, RIGHT? YOU’VE GOT TENS OF MILLIONS OF YOU’VE GOT TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO CANNOT SEE A DOCTOR. PEOPLE WHO CANNOT SEE A DOCTOR. IN TEXAS WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW, IN TEXAS WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW, LARGEST PROVIDER OF MENTAL LARGEST PROVIDER OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES IS THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES IS THE COUNTY JAIL SYSTEM. COUNTY JAIL SYSTEM. YOU’VE GOT TEN YEARS LEFT WITHIN YOU’VE GOT TEN YEARS LEFT WITHIN WHICH TO CONFRONT CLIMATE CHANGE WHICH TO CONFRONT CLIMATE CHANGE OR IT IS ALL OVER FOR ALL OF US. OR IT IS ALL OVER FOR ALL OF US. YOU’VE GOT KIDS IN CAGES, YOU’VE GOT KIDS IN CAGES, FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED. SEPARATED. THERE’S SOME REALLY URGENT THERE’S SOME REALLY URGENT ISSUES WE’VE GOT TO BE ISSUES WE’VE GOT TO BE ADDRESSING IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT ADDRESSING IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. NOW. THE LAST THING I CARE ABOUT IS THE LAST THING I CARE ABOUT IS JOE BIDEN’S AGE OR SOME INNER JOE BIDEN’S AGE OR SOME INNER PARTY FIGHT BETWEEN CANDIDATES PARTY FIGHT BETWEEN CANDIDATES UP ON THE STAGE. UP ON THE STAGE. WE’VE GOT TO BE TALKING ABOUT WE’VE GOT TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE BIG THINGS THAT PEOPLE IN THE BIG THINGS THAT PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY CARE ABOUT. THIS COUNTRY CARE ABOUT.>>VERY QUICKLY, IF YOU WERE>>VERY QUICKLY, IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW AND YOU HAD PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW AND YOU HAD A GROWING EPIDEMIC OF PEOPLE A GROWING EPIDEMIC OF PEOPLE VAPING AND POSSIBLY GETTING SEC VAPING AND POSSIBLY GETTING SEC OR DYING FROM IT, WHAT WOULD YOU OR DYING FROM IT, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW? BE DOING RIGHT NOW? A TEMPORARY RECALL OF ALL OF A TEMPORARY RECALL OF ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? THESE PRODUCTS? WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?>>I THINK THAT’S A GREAT PLACE>>I THINK THAT’S A GREAT PLACE TO START. TO START. I THINK YOU’RE SEEING A PLAYBOOK I THINK YOU’RE SEEING A PLAYBOOK PIONEERED BY BIG TOBACCO OVER PIONEERED BY BIG TOBACCO OVER THE LAST 50 OR 60 YEARS TRYING THE LAST 50 OR 60 YEARS TRYING TO HOOK KIDS ON SOMETHING THAT TO HOOK KIDS ON SOMETHING THAT WILL ULTIMATELY KILL THEM BEING WILL ULTIMATELY KILL THEM BEING EMPLOYED BY THE VAPING INDUSTRY. EMPLOYED BY THE VAPING INDUSTRY. WE NEED VIGOROUS REGULATION. WE NEED VIGOROUS REGULATION. WE NEED TO TREAT THIS AS A TRUE WE NEED TO TREAT THIS AS A TRUE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND RESPOND PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND RESPOND WITH THE URGENCY THAT IT WITH THE URGENCY THAT IT DEMANDS. DEMANDS. WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS ABLE TO BUY THEIR WAY INTO OUR ABLE TO BUY THEIR WAY INTO OUR ECONOMY WITH PAC CHECKS OR ECONOMY WITH PAC CHECKS OR LOBBYISTS TO WRITE THE RULES IN LOBBYISTS TO WRITE THE RULES IN THEIR FAVOR, AS TOBACCO HAS THEIR FAVOR, AS TOBACCO HAS DONE, AS PHARMACEUTICAL DONE, AS PHARMACEUTICAL CORPORATIONS ARE ABLE TO DO, AS CORPORATIONS ARE ABLE TO DO, AS THE NRA HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO. THE NRA HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO. WE’VE GOT TO STAND UP FOR PEOPLE WE’VE GOT TO STAND UP FOR PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS RIGHT

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I APPRECIATE IT.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A POSTER. POSTER. SO FAR SO GOOD. SO FAR SO GOOD. THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE MARKER. MARKER. NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO DEFEND IT. DEFEND IT. GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE WORDS. WORDS. YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN CAPEHART. CAPEHART. HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN INTERVIEW HE DID. INTERVIEW HE DID.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE. I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE IT LOOK RICH. IT LOOK RICH. THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR SIGNATURE ON. SIGNATURE ON. THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THERE. THERE. THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT GOOD. GOOD. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY TOO. TOO.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE PEN. PEN. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO MAKE UP FOR IT. MAKE UP FOR IT.>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE. SHARPIE.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW.>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR. TO BE VERY CLEAR. THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN COVERING THAT. COVERING THAT. THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE SHARPIE GATE. SHARPIE GATE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY 2019 STORY? 2019 STORY?>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT LAUGH. LAUGH. HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. HEE HEE HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS.>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN. OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>MARIA.>>MARIA.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN ALABAMA. ALABAMA. LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, THAT’S A CRIME. THAT’S A CRIME. I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER AND OVER. AND OVER. I GIST. I GIST. I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN ERROR. ERROR. I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO FLORIDA. GOING TO FLORIDA. THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO THAT. THAT.>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT WITH THE SHARPIE. WITH THE SHARPIE. HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS SECURITY PEAIECES BEING SECURITY PEAIECES BEING COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THIS. THIS. IT’S A QUICK ONE. IT’S A QUICK ONE.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN? LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN?>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN OBVIOUS ADDITION. OBVIOUS ADDITION. THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED IT MYSELF. IT MYSELF.>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS YOU COULD SEE.

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THREATENS OUR HEALTH AND NATIONAL SECURITY. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS OUR AND NATIONAL SECURITY. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS OUR NBC NEWS STEPHANIE GOSK HAS OUR NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION. NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: THERE IS INVESTIGATION.>>Reporter: THERE IS A LITTLE KNOWN FACT>>Reporter: THERE IS A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST COMMON DRUGS AMERICANS ABOUT SOME OF THE MOST COMMON DRUGS AMERICANS TAKE, FROM ANTIBIOTICS COMMON DRUGS AMERICANS TAKE, FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO HEART MEDICINE TO TAKE, FROM ANTIBIOTICS TO HEART MEDICINE TO ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. TO HEART MEDICINE TO ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. 80% OF THE KEY ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. 80% OF THE KEY INGREDIENTS USED TO 80% OF THE KEY INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THEM COME FROM INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THEM COME FROM OVERSEAS. MAKE THEM COME FROM OVERSEAS. MAINLY FROM CHINA. OVERSEAS. MAINLY FROM CHINA.>>CHINA’S STATED AIM MAINLY FROM CHINA.>>CHINA’S STATED AIM IS TO BECOME THE>>CHINA’S STATED AIM IS TO BECOME THE PHARMACY TO THE WORLD. IS TO BECOME THE PHARMACY TO THE WORLD.>>Reporter: ROSEMARY PHARMACY TO THE WORLD.>>Reporter: ROSEMARY GIBSON IS THE AUTHOR>>Reporter: ROSEMARY GIBSON IS THE AUTHOR OF “CHINA RX” HOW MUCH GIBSON IS THE AUTHOR OF “CHINA RX” HOW MUCH OF OUR DRUG SUPPLY IS OF “CHINA RX” HOW MUCH OF OUR DRUG SUPPLY IS DEPENDING ON CHINA? OF OUR DRUG SUPPLY IS DEPENDING ON CHINA?>>WE ARE SO DEPENDENT DEPENDING ON CHINA?>>WE ARE SO DEPENDENT IF THEY SHUT THE DOOR>>WE ARE SO DEPENDENT IF THEY SHUT THE DOOR ON SENDING MEDICINES IF THEY SHUT THE DOOR ON SENDING MEDICINES TO US, OUR HOSPITALS ON SENDING MEDICINES TO US, OUR HOSPITALS WOULD SHUT DOWN WITHIN TO US, OUR HOSPITALS WOULD SHUT DOWN WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. WOULD SHUT DOWN WITHIN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.>>Reporter: IN THE A COUPLE OF MONTHS.>>Reporter: IN THE CASE OF DRUGS LIKE>>Reporter: IN THE CASE OF DRUGS LIKE ANTIBIOTICS, CHINA HAS CASE OF DRUGS LIKE ANTIBIOTICS, CHINA HAS A TOTAL STRANGLEHOLD. ANTIBIOTICS, CHINA HAS A TOTAL STRANGLEHOLD.>>WE CAN’T MAKE A TOTAL STRANGLEHOLD.>>WE CAN’T MAKE PENICILLIN ANYMORE.>>WE CAN’T MAKE PENICILLIN ANYMORE. THE LAST PENICILLIN PENICILLIN ANYMORE. THE LAST PENICILLIN PLANT IN THE UNITED THE LAST PENICILLIN PLANT IN THE UNITED STATES CHOSED IN 2004. PLANT IN THE UNITED STATES CHOSED IN 2004.>>Reporter: IN MARCH, STATES CHOSED IN 2004.>>Reporter: IN MARCH, A PROMINENT CHINESE>>Reporter: IN MARCH, A PROMINENT CHINESE ECONOMIST SUGGESTED A PROMINENT CHINESE ECONOMIST SUGGESTED HIS COUNTRY’S CONTROL ECONOMIST SUGGESTED HIS COUNTRY’S CONTROL OF THE MARKET COULD BE HIS COUNTRY’S CONTROL OF THE MARKET COULD BE USED TO SEND A OF THE MARKET COULD BE USED TO SEND A MESSAGE. USED TO SEND A MESSAGE. IF EXPORTS ARE MESSAGE. IF EXPORTS ARE REDUCED, HE SAID, THE IF EXPORTS ARE REDUCED, HE SAID, THE MEDICAL SYSTEMS OF REDUCED, HE SAID, THE MEDICAL SYSTEMS OF SOME WESTERN COUNTRIES MEDICAL SYSTEMS OF SOME WESTERN COUNTRIES WILL NOT RUN WELL. SOME WESTERN COUNTRIES WILL NOT RUN WELL.>>BASICALLY, WE HAVE WILL NOT RUN WELL.>>BASICALLY, WE HAVE OUTSOURCED OUR ENTIRE>>BASICALLY, WE HAVE OUTSOURCED OUR ENTIRE INDUSTRY TO CHINA. OUTSOURCED OUR ENTIRE INDUSTRY TO CHINA. THAT’S A STRATEGIC INDUSTRY TO CHINA. THAT’S A STRATEGIC VULNERABILITY IN AND THAT’S A STRATEGIC VULNERABILITY IN AND OF ITSELF. VULNERABILITY IN AND OF ITSELF.>>Reporter: JOHN OF ITSELF.>>Reporter: JOHN ADAMS IS A RETIRED>>Reporter: JOHN ADAMS IS A RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL. ADAMS IS A RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL. HOW ARE BRIGADIER GENERAL. HOW ARE PHARMACEUTICALS TURNED HOW ARE PHARMACEUTICALS TURNED INTO WEAPONS OF WAR? PHARMACEUTICALS TURNED INTO WEAPONS OF WAR?>>PHARMACEUTICALS ARE INTO WEAPONS OF WAR?>>PHARMACEUTICALS ARE NECESSARY FOR OUR WAR>>PHARMACEUTICALS ARE NECESSARY FOR OUR WAR FIGHTERS, NECESSARY NECESSARY FOR OUR WAR FIGHTERS, NECESSARY FOR OUR POPULATION TO FIGHTERS, NECESSARY FOR OUR POPULATION TO REMAIN HEALTHY, TO FOR OUR POPULATION TO REMAIN HEALTHY, TO CURE DISEASES. REMAIN HEALTHY, TO CURE DISEASES. IF THOSE ARE EITHER CURE DISEASES. IF THOSE ARE EITHER TOXIC OR THEY ARE NOT IF THOSE ARE EITHER TOXIC OR THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE, WE ARE TOXIC OR THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE, WE ARE GOING TO GET SICK AND AVAILABLE, WE ARE GOING TO GET SICK AND WE WILL DIE. GOING TO GET SICK AND WE WILL DIE.>>Reporter: THE U.S. WE WILL DIE.>>Reporter: THE U.S. AND CHINA ARE NOT AT>>Reporter: THE U.S. AND CHINA ARE NOT AT WAR. AND CHINA ARE NOT AT WAR. BUT THERE ARE TENSIONS WAR. BUT THERE ARE TENSIONS OVER TRADE. BUT THERE ARE TENSIONS OVER TRADE. CHINA’S STATE-RUN OVER TRADE. CHINA’S STATE-RUN PAPER SAID THIS WEEK CHINA’S STATE-RUN PAPER SAID THIS WEEK THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE PAPER SAID THIS WEEK THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THERE IS LITTLE CHANCE THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DELIBERATELY HARM THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DELIBERATELY HARM INNOCENT AMERICANS BY DELIBERATELY HARM INNOCENT AMERICANS BY CUTTING OFF THE FLOW INNOCENT AMERICANS BY CUTTING OFF THE FLOW OF ANTIBIOTICS. CUTTING OFF THE FLOW OF ANTIBIOTICS.>>TRUST IS OF ANTIBIOTICS.>>TRUST IS EVERYTHING.>>TRUST IS EVERYTHING. DO WE TRUST. EVERYTHING. DO WE TRUST.>>Reporter: THERE DO WE TRUST.>>Reporter: THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN>>Reporter: THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN PROBLEMS WITH HAVE ALREADY BEEN PROBLEMS WITH CONTAMINATION. PROBLEMS WITH CONTAMINATION. IN 2008 THERE WERE CONTAMINATION. IN 2008 THERE WERE DOZENS OF DEATHS TIED IN 2008 THERE WERE DOZENS OF DEATHS TIED TO THE BLOOD THINNER DOZENS OF DEATHS TIED TO THE BLOOD THINNER HEPARIN. TO THE BLOOD THINNER HEPARIN. IN THE PAST YEAR, MORE HEPARIN. IN THE PAST YEAR, MORE THAN 50 RECALLS OF IN THE PAST YEAR, MORE THAN 50 RECALLS OF SOME OF THE MOST THAN 50 RECALLS OF SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR BLOOD PRESSURE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES CONTAMINATED POPULAR BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINES CONTAMINATED WITH CHEMICALS LINKED MEDICINES CONTAMINATED WITH CHEMICALS LINKED TO CANCER. WITH CHEMICALS LINKED TO CANCER. HOW DID WE GET HERE? TO CANCER. HOW DID WE GET HERE? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? HOW DID WE GET HERE? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?>>WE GOT HERE BECAUSE HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?>>WE GOT HERE BECAUSE IT’S CHEAP.>>WE GOT HERE BECAUSE IT’S CHEAP. WE LOOKED AT THE NEXT IT’S CHEAP. WE LOOKED AT THE NEXT QUARTER’S PROFITS. WE LOOKED AT THE NEXT QUARTER’S PROFITS.>>Reporter: THE QUARTER’S PROFITS.>>Reporter: THE PRESSURE FOR LOW COST>>Reporter: THE PRESSURE FOR LOW COST DRUGS PUSHED PRESSURE FOR LOW COST DRUGS PUSHED MANUFACTURING TO DRUGS PUSHED MANUFACTURING TO CHINA. MANUFACTURING TO CHINA.>>WE HAVE TO REINVEST CHINA.>>WE HAVE TO REINVEST IN MAKING MEDICINE IN>>WE HAVE TO REINVEST IN MAKING MEDICINE IN THE UNITED STATES. IN MAKING MEDICINE IN THE UNITED STATES.>>Reporter: AN THE UNITED STATES.>>Reporter: AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION>>Reporter: AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION THAT COULD DRIVE DRUG EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION THAT COULD DRIVE DRUG PRICES UP. THAT COULD DRIVE DRUG PRICES UP.>>FOR COMMODITIES PRICES UP.>>FOR COMMODITIES LIKE OIL AND FOOD, WE>>FOR COMMODITIES LIKE OIL AND FOOD, WE WOULD NEVER PUT ALL OF LIKE OIL AND FOOD, WE WOULD NEVER PUT ALL OF OUR PRODUCTION, ALL OF WOULD NEVER PUT ALL OF OUR PRODUCTION, ALL OF OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET OUR PRODUCTION, ALL OF OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET IN CHINA. OUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET IN CHINA. WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING IN CHINA. WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING THAT WITH OUR WE SHOULDN’T BE DOING THAT WITH OUR MEDICINE. THAT WITH OUR MEDICINE.>>STEPHANIE, THE FACT MEDICINE.>>STEPHANIE, THE FACT THAT WE RELY ON CHINA>>STEPHANIE, THE FACT THAT WE RELY ON CHINA FOR DRUGS THAT THAT WE RELY ON CHINA FOR DRUGS THAT AMERICANS TAKE AND FOR DRUGS THAT AMERICANS TAKE AND NEED EVERY DAY IS AMERICANS TAKE AND NEED EVERY DAY IS ALARMING. NEED EVERY DAY IS ALARMING. WHAT CAN BE DONE? ALARMING. WHAT CAN BE DONE?>>THE ONLY WAY TO WHAT CAN BE DONE?>>THE ONLY WAY TO REGAIN CONTROL IS TO>>THE ONLY WAY TO REGAIN CONTROL IS TO MOVE MANUFACTURING REGAIN CONTROL IS TO MOVE MANUFACTURING BACK TO THE U.S. MOVE MANUFACTURING BACK TO THE U.S. EXPERTS TELL US BACK TO THE U.S. EXPERTS TELL US PRIVATE COMPANIES

2020 Dem Marianne Williamson Addresses Vaccination Controversy | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>WE HAVE COMMUNITIES>>>WE HAVE COMMUNITIES PARTICULARLY COMMUNITIES OF PARTICULARLY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND DISADVANTAGED COLOR AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THIS COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM COUNTRY WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE. ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE. I ASSURE YOU I LIVED IN GROSSE I ASSURE YOU I LIVED IN GROSSE POINT. POINT. WHAT HAPPENED IN FLINT WOULD NOT WHAT HAPPENED IN FLINT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IN GROSSE POINT. HAVE HAPPENED IN GROSSE POINT. THIS IS PART OF THE DARK THIS IS PART OF THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. UNDERBELLY OF AMERICAN SOCIETY.>>2020 CANDIDATE MARIANNE>>2020 CANDIDATE MARIANNE WILLIAMSON GETTING CHEERS AND WILLIAMSON GETTING CHEERS AND APPLAUSE YOU HEARD IN DETROIT APPLAUSE YOU HEARD IN DETROIT HAS A LOT OF FOLKS THINKING HAS A LOT OF FOLKS THINKING ABOUT HER TODAY. ABOUT HER TODAY. SOME CALLING HER THE BREAKOUT SOME CALLING HER THE BREAKOUT WINNER AND THE STANDOUT WINNER AND THE STANDOUT PERFORMANCE. PERFORMANCE. TRENDING ON TWITTER AND THE MOST TRENDING ON TWITTER AND THE MOST SEARCHED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ON SEARCHED DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE ON GOOGLE IN FACT, LOOK AT THE MAP GOOGLE IN FACT, LOOK AT THE MAP IF YOU WANT TO WIN THIS COUNTRY. IF YOU WANT TO WIN THIS COUNTRY. SHE WAS THE MOST SEARCHED NAME SHE WAS THE MOST SEARCHED NAME IN 49 STATES THANKS TO LAST IN 49 STATES THANKS TO LAST NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE. NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE. THERE WERE MANY PASSIONATE THERE WERE MANY PASSIONATE ANSWERS INCLUDING THIS MOMENT ON ANSWERS INCLUDING THIS MOMENT ON PREPARATIONS. PREPARATIONS.>>WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED TO>>WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED TO SAY $200 BILLION TO $500 SAY $200 BILLION TO $500 BILLION? BILLION? IF YOU DID THE MATH OF THE 40 IF YOU DID THE MATH OF THE 40 ACRES AND A MULE GIVEN THAT ACRES AND A MULE GIVEN THAT THERE WAS 4 MILLION TO 5 MILLION THERE WAS 4 MILLION TO 5 MILLION SLAVES ATTED THE END OF THE SLAVES ATTED THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR AND THEY WERE PROMISED CIVIL WAR AND THEY WERE PROMISED 40 ACRES AND A MULE FOR A FAMILY 40 ACRES AND A MULE FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR, IF YOU DID THE MATH OF FOUR, IF YOU DID THE MATH TODAY, IT WOULD BE TRILLIONS OF TODAY, IT WOULD BE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS. DOLLARS.>>THANKS FOR COMING BACK.>>THANKS FOR COMING BACK.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME, ARI. ME, ARI.>>OF COURSE.>>OF COURSE. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU GOT ACROSS WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU GOT ACROSS LAST NIGHT? LAST NIGHT?>>WELL, I HOPE I GOT ACROSS A>>WELL, I HOPE I GOT ACROSS A MORE MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION ASK MORE MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION ASK OF RACE. OF RACE. YOU HAVE SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF YOU HAVE SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. TIME. BUT I HOPE WITH THE ANSWERS THAT BUT I HOPE WITH THE ANSWERS THAT I GAVE ABOUT RACE, ABOUT FLINT, I GAVE ABOUT RACE, ABOUT FLINT, ABOUT HEALTH, ABOUT THE ABOUT HEALTH, ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ABOUT POLITICS ENVIRONMENT, AND ABOUT POLITICS IN GENERAL, THAT I THINK WAS A IN GENERAL, THAT I THINK WAS A LARGER THEME WHICH IS THAT WE LARGER THEME WHICH IS THAT WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER THAN JUST HAVE TO GO DEEPER THAN JUST TALKING ABOUT EXTERNAL FIXES. TALKING ABOUT EXTERNAL FIXES. WE HAVE TO HAVE A POLITICS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE A POLITICS THAT SPEAKS TO MORE THAN JUST SPEAKS TO MORE THAN JUST WATERING THE LEAVES. WATERING THE LEAVES. WE HAVE TO WATER THE ROOTS. WE HAVE TO WATER THE ROOTS. I THINK THE THEME CAME THROUGH. I THINK THE THEME CAME THROUGH.>>YOU MENTIONED ROOTS.>>YOU MENTIONED ROOTS. YOU’RE CLEARLY TAPPING WHEN WE YOU’RE CLEARLY TAPPING WHEN WE MENTIONED FOLKS SEARCHING. MENTIONED FOLKS SEARCHING. THEY’RE WATCHING AND LOOKING FOR THEY’RE WATCHING AND LOOKING FOR MORE. MORE. THAT SUGGESTS DEPTH AS YOU SAY THAT SUGGESTS DEPTH AS YOU SAY LONGER THAN THE SHORT ANSWERS LONGER THAN THE SHORT ANSWERS THESE DEBATES REQUIRE. THESE DEBATES REQUIRE. AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I WANT TO AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I WANT TO PLAY ONE OF YOUR OTHER ANSWERS PLAY ONE OF YOUR OTHER ANSWERS LAST NIGHT WHERE YOU TALKED LAST NIGHT WHERE YOU TALKED BEYOND JUST WHAT MANY DEMOCRATS BEYOND JUST WHAT MANY DEMOCRATS SEE AS THE CRISIS OF TRUMPISM SEE AS THE CRISIS OF TRUMPISM AND ABOUT WHAT’S REALLY GOING AND ABOUT WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON. ON. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>RACISM BIGOTRY AND THE ENTIRE>>RACISM BIGOTRY AND THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE HAVING CONVERSATION THAT WE’RE HAVING HERE TONIGHT, IF YOU THINK ANY HERE TONIGHT, IF YOU THINK ANY OF THIS WONKINESS IS GOING TO OF THIS WONKINESS IS GOING TO DEAL WITH THIS DARK PSYCH SOURCE DEAL WITH THIS DARK PSYCH SOURCE OF THE COLLECTY ADVISE THE OF THE COLLECTY ADVISE THE HATRED THIS PRESIDENT IS HATRED THIS PRESIDENT IS BRINGING UP IN THIS COUNTRY, BRINGING UP IN THIS COUNTRY, THEN I’M AFRAID THE DEMOCRATS THEN I’M AFRAID THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO SEE VERY DARK DAYS. ARE GOING TO SEE VERY DARK DAYS. ESWE NEED TO SAY IT LIKE IT IS, ESWE NEED TO SAY IT LIKE IT IS, IT’S BIGGER THAN PLINT. IT’S BIGGER THAN PLINT. IT’S ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT’S ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. IT’S PARTICULARLY PEOPLE WHO DO IT’S PARTICULARLY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO FIGHT NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO FIGHT BACK. BACK. IF THE DEMOCRATS DON’T START IF THE DEMOCRATS DON’T START SAYING IF WHY WOULD THOSE PEOPLE SAYING IF WHY WOULD THOSE PEOPLE PEOPLE VOTE FOR US. PEOPLE VOTE FOR US.>>HOW DO YOU DEFINE THAT>>HOW DO YOU DEFINE THAT COLLECTIVIZED HATRED AS YOU PUT COLLECTIVIZED HATRED AS YOU PUT IT. IT.>>WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON>>WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM ON OUR HANDS. OUR HANDS. YOU TAKE RACISM AND BIGOTRY AND YOU TAKE RACISM AND BIGOTRY AND HOMOPHOBIA AND XEN KNOW PHOBIA HOMOPHOBIA AND XEN KNOW PHOBIA ANISE LAM PHOBIA ALL THOSE WORST ANISE LAM PHOBIA ALL THOSE WORST ASPECTS OF HUMAN CHARACTER, YOU ASPECTS OF HUMAN CHARACTER, YOU PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER IN A PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER IN A COLLECTIVE FIELD AND SOCIAL COLLECTIVE FIELD AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEN YOU HAVE A MEDIA AND THEN YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO IS NOT ABOVE HARNESSING ALL WHO IS NOT ABOVE HARNESSING ALL THOSE THINGS FOR POLITICAL THOSE THINGS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM ON PURPOSES, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM ON YOUR HANDS. YOUR HANDS. THAT BROB CANNOT BE DEFIVED IN THAT BROB CANNOT BE DEFIVED IN STRICTLY POLITICAL TERMS. STRICTLY POLITICAL TERMS. THIS MAN, OUR PRESIDENT IS A NOM THIS MAN, OUR PRESIDENT IS A NOM NONAND AN INSIDER POLITICS GAME NONAND AN INSIDER POLITICS GAME WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DEFEAT THAT. WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DEFEAT THAT. WE NEED TO CREATE A POLITICS WE NEED TO CREATE A POLITICS WHICH IS A PHENOMENON OF EQUAL WHICH IS A PHENOMENON OF EQUAL STRENGTH AND POWER. STRENGTH AND POWER. AND THAT WILL ONLY COME FROM A AND THAT WILL ONLY COME FROM A DEEPER CONVERSATION, A DEEPER DEEPER CONVERSATION, A DEEPER LEVEL OF TRUTH TELLING, A LEVEL OF TRUTH TELLING, A WILLINGNESS FOR AMERICA TO GET WILLINGNESS FOR AMERICA TO GET REAL ABOUT TELEPHONE SELF IN A REAL ABOUT TELEPHONE SELF IN A WAY THAT THE CURRENT POLITICAL WAY THAT THE CURRENT POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT USED TO ESTABLISHMENT IS NOT USED TO DOING. DOING.>>YOU SAY ALL THAT.>>YOU SAY ALL THAT. THERE IS THAT DEPTH. THERE IS THAT DEPTH. YOU’RE WHAT MANY WOULD CALL AN YOU’RE WHAT MANY WOULD CALL AN UNTRADITIONAL CANDIDATE. UNTRADITIONAL CANDIDATE. YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT. YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT. THERE’S QUESTIONS WHAT YOU THERE’S QUESTIONS WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR POLICIES. BELIEVE IN YOUR POLICIES. LET ME PLAY SOMETHING THAT YOU LET ME PLAY SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID THAT’S GOTTEN SOME REAL SAID THAT’S GOTTEN SOME REAL CRITICISM ABOUT DEPRESSION. CRITICISM ABOUT DEPRESSION. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>I’VE LIVED TWO PERIODS OF>>I’VE LIVED TWO PERIODS OF TIME THAT BY ANY BY ANY MEANS TIME THAT BY ANY BY ANY MEANS TODAY WOULD BE CALLED CLINICAL TODAY WOULD BE CALLED CLINICAL DEPRESSION. DEPRESSION. EVEN THAT’S A SCAM. EVEN THAT’S A SCAM. ALL THAT MEANS IS SOMEBODY IN A ALL THAT MEANS IS SOMEBODY IN A CLINIC SAID IT. CLINIC SAID IT.>>SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE FROM THAT>>SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE FROM THAT THAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS THAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS REAL CLINICAL DEPRESSION AND HOW REAL CLINICAL DEPRESSION AND HOW WOULD YOU APPROACH WHAT DOCTORS WOULD YOU APPROACH WHAT DOCTORS AND SCIENCE SAYS IS DEPRESSION AND SCIENCE SAYS IS DEPRESSION AS PART OF MENTAL HEALTH AS PART OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT? TREATMENT IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT?>>YES, THAT CLIP THAT YOU JUST>>YES, THAT CLIP THAT YOU JUST SHOWED WAS A PODCAST I DID WITH SHOWED WAS A PODCAST I DID WITH RUSSELL BRAND. RUSSELL BRAND. MAYBE I WAS TRYING TO IMPRESS MAYBE I WAS TRYING TO IMPRESS RUSSELL BRAND. RUSSELL BRAND. I WAS SPEAKING GLIBLY. I WAS SPEAKING GLIBLY. I WAS NOT A CANDIDATE YET. I WAS NOT A CANDIDATE YET. WHEN I SAID THAT OF ITSELF IS WHEN I SAID THAT OF ITSELF IS SUCH A SCAM, THAT WAS WRONG OF SUCH A SCAM, THAT WAS WRONG OF ME TO SAY. ME TO SAY. I’M SORRY THAT I SAID IT. I’M SORRY THAT I SAID IT. THERE IS SUCH A THING AS SERIOUS THERE IS SUCH A THING AS SERIOUS SERIOUS DEPRESSION FOR WHICH I’M SERIOUS DEPRESSION FOR WHICH I’M SURE THAT PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC SURE THAT PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS ARE HELPFUL AND LIFE DRUGS ARE HELPFUL AND LIFE SAVING. SAVING. I BELIEVE THAT ABOUT BIPOLAR AND I BELIEVE THAT ABOUT BIPOLAR AND SCHIZOPHRENIA. SCHIZOPHRENIA. HOWEVER, WHAT I HAVE TALKED HOWEVER, WHAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT AND WRITTEN ABOUT AND ABOUT AND WRITTEN ABOUT AND STAND BEHIND IS THE IDEA THAT STAND BEHIND IS THE IDEA THAT THERE HAS BEEN A MEDICALIZATION THERE HAS BEEN A MEDICALIZATION YOU HAVE WHAT HAS TRADITIONALLY YOU HAVE WHAT HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN CONSIDERED A SPECTRUM OF BEEN CONSIDERED A SPECTRUM OF NORMAL HUMAN DESPAIR. NORMAL HUMAN DESPAIR. AND ABOUT THAT, I FEEL THAT AND ABOUT THAT, I FEEL THAT THERE IS A VERY LEGITIMATE THERE IS A VERY LEGITIMATE CONVERSATION IN THIS COUNTRY CONVERSATION IN THIS COUNTRY WHEN YOU SEE YOU KNOW, JUST THE WHEN YOU SEE YOU KNOW, JUST THE IDEA AS I’VE SAID IT BEFORE, A IDEA AS I’VE SAID IT BEFORE, A DIVORCE, A HEART BREAK BECAUSE DIVORCE, A HEART BREAK BECAUSE SOMEBODY THAT YOU KNOW LEFT OR SOMEBODY THAT YOU KNOW LEFT OR DIED OR YOU WENT THROUGH A DIED OR YOU WENT THROUGH A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR BREAKUP OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR BREAKUP OR YOU’RE IN YOUR 20s. YOU’RE IN YOUR 20s. THESE THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BUT THESE THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BUT NOT MENTAL ILLNESS. NOT MENTAL ILLNESS. THE IDEA OF TURNING EVERYTHING THE IDEA OF TURNING EVERYTHING THAT IS A SAD DAY INTO A REASON THAT IS A SAD DAY INTO A REASON FOR SUCH A QUICK JUMP AND A KNEE FOR SUCH A QUICK JUMP AND A KNEE JERK JUMP THAT IS OFTEN PLAYED JERK JUMP THAT IS OFTEN PLAYED TODAY TO THE QUESTION OF TODAY TO THE QUESTION OF PHARMACEUTICALS, THAT IS A VERY PHARMACEUTICALS, THAT IS A VERY LEGITIMATE QUESTION. LEGITIMATE QUESTION. WE’RE LIVING AT A TIME WHEN WE’RE LIVING AT A TIME WHEN ATTORNEY GENERALS ALL OVER THIS ATTORNEY GENERALS ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY ARE INDICTING BIG COUNTRY ARE INDICTING BIG PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVES FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE OPIOID CRISIS. THEIR ROLE IN THE OPIOID CRISIS. PREDATORY PHARMA IS A SERIOUS PREDATORY PHARMA IS A SERIOUS SERIOUS ISSUE. SERIOUS ISSUE. IT IS A LEGITIMATE THING TO TALK IT IS A LEGITIMATE THING TO TALK ABOUT IN OUR COUNTRY. ABOUT IN OUR COUNTRY. AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY ANYONE WOULD THINK THAT NOW ANYONE WOULD THINK THAT NOW GIVEN EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT GIVEN EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT THE ROLE OF BIG PHARMACEUTICAL THE ROLE OF BIG PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVES IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, EXECUTIVES IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, WHY SHOULD WE JUST ASSUME IN WHY SHOULD WE JUST ASSUME IN EVERY OTHER AREA THEY’RE A EVERY OTHER AREA THEY’RE A PARAGON OF VIRTUE AND PURE PARAGON OF VIRTUE AND PURE INTENT AND CONCERNED FOR COMMON INTENT AND CONCERNED FOR COMMON GOOD. GOOD. IF YOU ADD TO THAT THE LACK OF IF YOU ADD TO THAT THE LACK OF REGULATORY OVERSIGHT THAT I REGULATORY OVERSIGHT THAT I THINK MOST AMERICANS ASSUME ON THINK MOST AMERICANS ASSUME ON THE PART OF THE FDA, 75% OF THE THE PART OF THE FDA, 75% OF THE REVIEW PROCESS FOR DRUGS IN OUR REVIEW PROCESS FOR DRUGS IN OUR COUNTRY IS DONE BY BIG PHARMA. COUNTRY IS DONE BY BIG PHARMA. SO I THINK THAT THE AVERAGE SO I THINK THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IS COMING TO REALIZE AMERICAN IS COMING TO REALIZE THAT THE ROLE OF OUR REGULATORY THAT THE ROLE OF OUR REGULATORY AGENCIES IN MANY AREAS NOT ONLY AGENCIES IN MANY AREAS NOT ONLY HAVING TO DO WITH BIG PHARMA AND HAVING TO DO WITH BIG PHARMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT, WHEN YOU LOOK THE ENVIRONMENT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE THE EPA AT SOMETHING LIKE THE EPA OVERTURNING THE BAN ON THE SALE OVERTURNING THE BAN ON THE SALE OF PESTICIDES THAT WE KNOW HARM OF PESTICIDES THAT WE KNOW HARM A CHILD’S BRAIN BECAUSE OF OUR A CHILD’S BRAIN BECAUSE OF OUR CURRENT HEAD OF THE EPA OR THE CURRENT HEAD OF THE EPA OR THE ONE BEFORE THAT, WHETHER IT WAS ONE BEFORE THAT, WHETHER IT WAS THE CHEMICAL EXECUTIVE, THE OIL THE CHEMICAL EXECUTIVE, THE OIL COMPANY EXECUTIVE MET IN A COMPANY EXECUTIVE MET IN A HOUSTON HOTEL ROOM WITH DOW HOUSTON HOTEL ROOM WITH DOW CHEMICAL EXECUTIVES, I WOULD CHEMICAL EXECUTIVES, I WOULD THINK AMERICA WOULD GO WANT A THINK AMERICA WOULD GO WANT A PRESIDENTS WHO LOOKS INTO THESE PRESIDENTS WHO LOOKS INTO THESE THINGS DEEPLY. THINGS DEEPLY.>>YOU LAID OUT A DETAILED>>YOU LAID OUT A DETAILED ANSWER AND YOU APOLOGIZED FOR ANSWER AND YOU APOLOGIZED FOR THE WORDING THERE. THE WORDING THERE. I INTERVIEWED CANDIDATES. I INTERVIEWED CANDIDATES. I CAN TELL YOU THAT’S A LITTLE I CAN TELL YOU THAT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HEAR FROM DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE HEAR FROM CERTAIN CANDIDATES. CERTAIN CANDIDATES. I GUESS TO PRESS NEW THE I GUESS TO PRESS NEW THE FOLLOW-UP AND TO BE HAVE THIS FOLLOW-UP AND TO BE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION IN THE DEPTH THAT CONVERSATION IN THE DEPTH THAT IT WARRANTS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IT WARRANTS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IS ONE THAT’S OFTEN POSED IS ONE THAT’S OFTEN POSED SOMETIMES ABOUT REPUBLICANS SOMETIMES ABOUT REPUBLICANS KNOCKING, FOR EXAMPLE, CLIMATE KNOCKING, FOR EXAMPLE, CLIMATE SCIENCE WHICH IS THESE ARE YOUR SCIENCE WHICH IS THESE ARE YOUR VIEWS. VIEWS. WHERE DO YOU COME DOWN ON HOW WHERE DO YOU COME DOWN ON HOW GET YOUR CUES FROM ON MEDICINE GET YOUR CUES FROM ON MEDICINE OR SCIENCE. OR SCIENCE. IN A RELATED ISSUE, THERE WAS IN A RELATED ISSUE, THERE WAS THIS IS QUESTION ON THIS IS QUESTION ON VACCINATIONS. VACCINATIONS. YOU JUST MENTIONED THE YOU JUST MENTIONED THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN AND PESTICIDES. PESTICIDES. YOU HAD CAST SKEPTICISM ON YOU HAD CAST SKEPTICISM ON VACCINATIONS. VACCINATIONS. I WONDER IF YOU COULD BETTER I WONDER IF YOU COULD BETTER EXPLAIN WHERE YOU COME DOWN ON EXPLAIN WHERE YOU COME DOWN ON THAT GIVEN THE SCIENCE AND THAT GIVEN THE SCIENCE AND CONCERN THAT VACCINATIONS DO CONCERN THAT VACCINATIONS DO WORK AND PEOPLE NEED THEM TO WORK AND PEOPLE NEED THEM TO KEEP THESE COMMUNITIES SAFE. KEEP THESE COMMUNITIES SAFE.>>WELL, ONCE AGAIN, IT’S AN>>WELL, ONCE AGAIN, IT’S AN OVERSTATEMENT TO SAY THAT I CAST OVERSTATEMENT TO SAY THAT I CAST SKEPTICISM ON VACCINATIONS. SKEPTICISM ON VACCINATIONS. ON THE ISSUE OF VACCINATIONS I’M ON THE ISSUE OF VACCINATIONS I’M PRO VACCINATION. PRO VACCINATION. I’M PRO MEDICINE AND PRO I’M PRO MEDICINE AND PRO SCIENCE. SCIENCE. ON ALL OF THESE ISSUES WHAT I’M ON ALL OF THESE ISSUES WHAT I’M BRINGING UP THAT IS VERY BRINGING UP THAT IS VERY LEGITIMATE AND SHOULD NOT BE LEGITIMATE AND SHOULD NOT BE DERIDED OR MARGINALIZED IN A DERIDED OR MARGINALIZED IN A FREE-THROW SOCIETY IS QUESTIONS FREE-THROW SOCIETY IS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ROLE OF PREDATORY BIG ABOUT THE ROLE OF PREDATORY BIG PHARMA. PHARMA.>>I’M GOING TO JUMP IN AND LET>>I’M GOING TO JUMP IN AND LET YOU RESPOND. YOU RESPOND. JUST SO MY VIEWERS ARE KEEPING JUST SO MY VIEWERS ARE KEEPING UP WITH US, I’LL READ A LITTLE UP WITH US, I’LL READ A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT YOU SAID SINCE BIT OF WHAT YOU SAID SINCE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THE DEPICTION. DEPICTION. THE QUOTE HERE WAS “IT’S NO THE QUOTE HERE WAS “IT’S NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ABORTION DIFFERENT THAN THE ABORTION DEBATE. DEBATE. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOESN’T TELL THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOESN’T TELL A CITIZEN IN MY BOOK WHAT THEY A CITIZEN IN MY BOOK WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO WITH THEIR BODY OR HAVE TO DO WITH THEIR BODY OR CHAIR CHILD. CHAIR CHILD. VAC EVEN MAN THE DATE WERE IN VAC EVEN MAN THE DATE WERE IN YOUR VIEW AT THE TIME DRACONIAN YOUR VIEW AT THE TIME DRACONIAN OR ORWELLIAN.” OR ORWELLIAN.” I HAND IT BACK TO YOU. I HAND IT BACK TO YOU.>>THE SISH OF DRACONIAN OR>>THE SISH OF DRACONIAN OR ORWELLIAN. ORWELLIAN. THIS IS THE ISSUE, WHEN I WAS A THIS IS THE ISSUE, WHEN I WAS A CHILD WE TOOK FAR FEWER CHILD WE TOOK FAR FEWER VACCINES. VACCINES. THERE WAS MUCH LESS BUNDLING AND THERE WAS MUCH LESS BUNDLING AND MUCH LESS CHRONIC ILLNESS. MUCH LESS CHRONIC ILLNESS. I DON’T KNOW WHY, THIS IS NOT A I DON’T KNOW WHY, THIS IS NOT A TOPIC THAT I HAVE CONSCIOUSLY TOPIC THAT I HAVE CONSCIOUSLY CHOSEN, THIS IS NOT A BIG TOPIC CHOSEN, THIS IS NOT A BIG TOPIC FOR ME. FOR ME.>>DO YOU THINK VACCINATIONS ARE>>DO YOU THINK VACCINATIONS ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THINGS BEING CONTRIBUTING TO THINGS BEING WORSE NOW? WORSE NOW? IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SUGGESTING? IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE SUGGESTING?>>NO, WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT>>NO, WHAT I’M SAYING IS THAT IN 1986, THERE WAS THIS VACCINE IN 1986, THERE WAS THIS VACCINE PROTECTION LAW. PROTECTION LAW. THERE WAS AND THERE HAVE BEEN $4 THERE WAS AND THERE HAVE BEEN $4 BILLION IN VACCINE COMPENSATION BILLION IN VACCINE COMPENSATION PAYMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. PAYMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. THERE WAS MUCH LESS CHRONIC, THERE WAS MUCH LESS CHRONIC, SOMETHING LIKE 12% CHRONIC SOMETHING LIKE 12% CHRONIC ILLNESS AMONG OUR CHILDREN ILLNESS AMONG OUR CHILDREN PREVIOUS TO THAT LAW AND THERE’S PREVIOUS TO THAT LAW AND THERE’S 54% NOW. 54% NOW. I DON’T SEE WHY IN A FREE I DON’T SEE WHY IN A FREE SOCIETY YOU KNOW, WHAT IS GOING SOCIETY YOU KNOW, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? ON HERE? WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT THAT BIG PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES BIG PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES LOBBY CONGRESS TO THE TUNE OF LOBBY CONGRESS TO THE TUNE OF $284 MILLION LAST YEAR ALONE AS $284 MILLION LAST YEAR ALONE AS OPPOSED TO OIL AND GAS WHICH HAS OPPOSED TO OIL AND GAS WHICH HAS LOBBIED CONGRESS TO THE TUNE OF LOBBIED CONGRESS TO THE TUNE OF $125 MILLION LAST YEAR, WHEN YOU $125 MILLION LAST YEAR, WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE MONEY SPENT BY LOOK AT ALL THE MONEY SPENT BY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES EVEN ON PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES EVEN ON OUR NEWS CHANNELS, WHEN LOO YOU OUR NEWS CHANNELS, WHEN LOO YOU LOOK AT THE FACT THERE ARE TWO LOOK AT THE FACT THERE ARE TWO PHARMACEUTICAL LOBBYISTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL LOBBYISTS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TENS AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TENS AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PAID INTO THE COFFERS OF EVEN PAID INTO THE COFFERS OF EVEN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, WHY ARE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, WHY ARE WE — WHY ARE WE SO OKAY WITH WE — WHY ARE WE SO OKAY WITH THE COMPLETE SHUT DOWN OF ANY THE COMPLETE SHUT DOWN OF ANY CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS TOPICING? TOPICING? ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD THINK THAT ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD THINK THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>I WOULD ARGUE, IT’S NOT THAT>>I WOULD ARGUE, IT’S NOT THAT WE’RE SHUTTING DOWN THE TOPIC WE’RE SHUTTING DOWN THE TOPIC BUT ENGAGING IT AS WE DO. BUT ENGAGING IT AS WE DO.>>I HEAR THAT.>>I HEAR THAT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. I WASN’T SAYING THAT YOU WERE I WASN’T SAYING THAT YOU WERE SHUTTING IT DOWN. SHUTTING IT DOWN.>>I APPRECIATE YOU ON THAT.>>I APPRECIATE YOU ON THAT. IS THE SCIENCE AND THE MEDICINE IS THE SCIENCE AND THE MEDICINE IN A POTENTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF IN A POTENTIAL ADMINISTRATION OF YOURS GOING TO BE GUIDED BY THE YOURS GOING TO BE GUIDED BY THE SURGEON GENERAL BY DOCTORS, ET SURGEON GENERAL BY DOCTORS, ET CETERA, OR IS IT — CETERA, OR IS IT –>>I’LL TELL YOU WHO.>>I’LL TELL YOU WHO. I’M PRO — I WANT MORE I’M PRO — I WANT MORE SCIENTIFIC, MORE SCIENTIFIC SCIENTIFIC, MORE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. RESEARCH. I WANT MORE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH I WANT MORE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH THAT IS NOT PAID FOR BY BIG THAT IS NOT PAID FOR BY BIG PHARMA. PHARMA. IN A WILLIAMSON ADMINISTRATION, IN A WILLIAMSON ADMINISTRATION, THERE WILL BE MORE SCIENTIFIC THERE WILL BE MORE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW, MORE SIGNS. REVIEW, MORE SIGNS. WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING AND YOU WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING AND YOU CAN SEE THIS WITH THIS PRESIDENT CAN SEE THIS WITH THIS PRESIDENT IS ABOUT CUTTING MONEY TO THE IS ABOUT CUTTING MONEY TO THE FDA LIKE HE WANTS TO CUT MONEY FDA LIKE HE WANTS TO CUT MONEY TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND TO THE NATIONAL CONTROL AND TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH, WHAT I WANT INSTITUTE OF HEALTH, WHAT I WANT IS MORE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW. IS MORE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW. I WANT LESS SCIENTIFIC REVIEW I WANT LESS SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PAID FOR BY BIG PHARMA. PAID FOR BY BIG PHARMA.>>MY LAST QUESTION JUST SO>>MY LAST QUESTION JUST SO WE’RE CLEAR, YOUR VIEW OF WE’RE CLEAR, YOUR VIEW OF FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS IS THEY VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS IS THEY ARE VALID OR YOU MAY OPPOSE ARE VALID OR YOU MAY OPPOSE THEM? THEM?>>THERE ARE — THERE ARE WITH>>THERE ARE — THERE ARE WITH ANY MEDICAL INTERVENTION, THERE ANY MEDICAL INTERVENTION, THERE ARE BENEFITS AND RISKS. ARE BENEFITS AND RISKS. THE GOVERNMENT ALWAYS HAS TO THE GOVERNMENT ALWAYS HAS TO COME DOWN ONSIDE OF THE PUBLIC COME DOWN ONSIDE OF THE PUBLIC GOOD. GOOD. ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. I WAS VACCINATED. I WAS VACCINATED. MY DAUGHTER WAS VACCINATED. MY DAUGHTER WAS VACCINATED. OF COURSE, I AM. OF COURSE, I AM. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN IT I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO REVIEW OF OUR DRUGS AND COMES TO REVIEW OF OUR DRUGS AND ALL ISSUES RELATED TO DRUGS, ALL ISSUES RELATED TO DRUGS, JUST AS WE HAVE TO LEARN WHAT IS JUST AS WE HAVE TO LEARN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, HAPPENING IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, I WANT INDEPENDENT REGULATION I WANT INDEPENDENT REGULATION CONDUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOT CONDUCTED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOT PAID FOR BIG PHARMA. PAID FOR BIG PHARMA.>>MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, YOU>>MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, YOU APPRECIATE YOU COMINGS BACK ON APPRECIATE YOU COMINGS BACK ON “THE BEAT.” “THE BEAT.” MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT YOU HAD A

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>>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.>>>BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. NEW CLUES ON A BIG STORY THAT’S NEW CLUES ON A BIG STORY THAT’S ALL ABOUT WHETHER THE TRUMP ALL ABOUT WHETHER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO INDICT JAMES COMEY’S FORMER TOP INDICT JAMES COMEY’S FORMER TOP DEPUTY AT THE FBI, THE MAN WHO DEPUTY AT THE FBI, THE MAN WHO RAN THE RUSSIA PROBE AND TOOK RAN THE RUSSIA PROBE AND TOOK OVER FOR COMEY. OVER FOR COMEY. AND HERE’S WHAT’S NEW. AND HERE’S WHAT’S NEW. WE HIT ON THIS STORY EARLIER WE HIT ON THIS STORY EARLIER THIS WEEK. THIS WEEK. THE NEWS NOW ALL BASICALLY COMES THE NEWS NOW ALL BASICALLY COMES DOWN TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER DOWN TO QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER A GRAND JURY REJECTED AN EFFORT A GRAND JURY REJECTED AN EFFORT BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO INDICT THIS PERSON. INDICT THIS PERSON. IF THAT HAPPENED, AND I’M GOING IF THAT HAPPENED, AND I’M GOING TO EXPLAIN ALL OF THIS, BUT IF TO EXPLAIN ALL OF THIS, BUT IF THAT HAPPENED, THAT WOULD BE A THAT HAPPENED, THAT WOULD BE A HUGE AND RARE THING. HUGE AND RARE THING. HERE’S THE CONTEXT. HERE’S THE CONTEXT. THIS IS ALL ABOUT ANDY McCABE. THIS IS ALL ABOUT ANDY McCABE. HE WAS, OF COURSE, AS I HE WAS, OF COURSE, AS I MENTIONED, COMEY’S DEPUTY. MENTIONED, COMEY’S DEPUTY. HIS LEGAL TEAM HAS NOW GONE HIS LEGAL TEAM HAS NOW GONE PUBLIC WHICH ITSELF IS A BIG PUBLIC WHICH ITSELF IS A BIG DEAL. DEAL. IN A LETTER, DARING HIS DOJ TO IN A LETTER, DARING HIS DOJ TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. DID THEY ULTIMATELY DECIDE NOT DID THEY ULTIMATELY DECIDE NOT TO INDICT HIM IF THEY WERE TO INDICT HIM IF THEY WERE REQUESTED TO BY THE TRUMP REQUESTED TO BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF THE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE THE ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. THE DOJ HAD ALREADY TRIED TO GET THE DOJ HAD ALREADY TRIED TO GET THE GRAND JURY TO INDICT ANDREW THE GRAND JURY TO INDICT ANDREW McCABE. McCABE. THIS IS BY STATEMENTS MADE TO THIS IS BY STATEMENTS MADE TO OTHER DOJ OFFICIALS AND THE OTHER DOJ OFFICIALS AND THE PRESS. PRESS. TRUMP ITSELF HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TRUMP ITSELF HAS ALWAYS BEEN A McCABE CRITIC AND ASKED FOR THIS McCABE CRITIC AND ASKED FOR THIS INDICTMENT. INDICTMENT. I’M GOING TO READ FROM THIS I’M GOING TO READ FROM THIS IMPORTANT NEW LETTER, BECAUSE IMPORTANT NEW LETTER, BECAUSE YOU HAVE McCABE FOLKS SAYING, YOU HAVE McCABE FOLKS SAYING, LOOK, WE HEARD RUMORS FROM LOOK, WE HEARD RUMORS FROM REPORTERS THIS MORNING THAT THE REPORTERS THIS MORNING THAT THE GRAND JURY CONSIDERING CHARGES GRAND JURY CONSIDERING CHARGES AGAINST McCABE DECLINED TO VOTE AGAINST McCABE DECLINED TO VOTE AN INDICTMENT. AN INDICTMENT. THEN THEY SAY SOMETHING WE ARE THEN THEY SAY SOMETHING WE ARE NOT CONFIRMING TONIGHT, BUT THIS NOT CONFIRMING TONIGHT, BUT THIS IS WHAT WE SAY. IS WHAT WE SAY. QUOTE, IT’S CLEAR NO INDICTMENT QUOTE, IT’S CLEAR NO INDICTMENT HAS BEEN RETURNED. HAS BEEN RETURNED. IT DOESN’T MEAN AN INDICTMENT IT DOESN’T MEAN AN INDICTMENT WASN’T RETURNED BECAUSE WE DON’T WASN’T RETURNED BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE GRAND KNOW WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE GRAND JURIES. JURIES. THEY’RE SECRET. THEY’RE SECRET. THAT DOESN’T MEAN ONE WOULD THAT DOESN’T MEAN ONE WOULD NEVER BE RETURNED. NEVER BE RETURNED. McCABE’S LAWYERS ARE TAKING THE McCABE’S LAWYERS ARE TAKING THE EXTRAORDINARY STEP OF GOING EXTRAORDINARY STEP OF GOING PUBLIC. PUBLIC. THEY WANT THE DOJ TO EXPLAIN THEY WANT THE DOJ TO EXPLAIN WHAT THEY’RE UP TO. WHAT THEY’RE UP TO. QUOTE, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO QUOTE, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO REQUEST THE GRAND JURY TO SUBMIT REQUEST THE GRAND JURY TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE COURT. A REPORT TO THE COURT. WE BELIEVE IT SERVES THE WE BELIEVE IT SERVES THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY, AND INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY, AND THEY SAY, LOOK, THERE’S NO THEY SAY, LOOK, THERE’S NO REASON NOT TO DO SO. REASON NOT TO DO SO. NOW, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. NOW, ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. THERE COULD BE A SEALED THERE COULD BE A SEALED INDICTMENT. INDICTMENT. THERE COULD BE A LATER THERE COULD BE A LATER INDICTMENT. INDICTMENT. BUT THE REPORTING HAS ACTUALLY BUT THE REPORTING HAS ACTUALLY BEEN GOING THE OTHER WAY. BEEN GOING THE OTHER WAY. THE “WASHINGTON POST’S” NEW THE “WASHINGTON POST’S” NEW ARTICLE BASICALLY SAYING THE ARTICLE BASICALLY SAYING THE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING McCABE GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING McCABE WAS RECALLED THIS WEEK, THEY WAS RECALLED THIS WEEK, THEY WERE GONE FOR MONTHS, AND THEY WERE GONE FOR MONTHS, AND THEY WERE RELEASED YESTERDAY. WERE RELEASED YESTERDAY. AND TONIGHT, AND IT IS THE END AND TONIGHT, AND IT IS THE END OF THE WORK WEEK AS OF 6:26 P.M. OF THE WORK WEEK AS OF 6:26 P.M. ON THE EAST COAST. ON THE EAST COAST. THERE IS NO PUBLIC INDICTMENT, THERE IS NO PUBLIC INDICTMENT, THAT’S FOR SURE. THAT’S FOR SURE. I WANT TO BREAK ALL OF THIS DOWN I WANT TO BREAK ALL OF THIS DOWN BECAUSE IT’S SUCH AN IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT’S SUCH AN IMPORTANT STORY, AND WE ARE THRILLED TO BE STORY, AND WE ARE THRILLED TO BE JOINED BY A LONG-TIME DOJ JOINED BY A LONG-TIME DOJ VETERAN, A FORMER FEDERAL VETERAN, A FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, DEAN ROSSI. PROSECUTOR, DEAN ROSSI. GOOD EVENING TO YOU. GOOD EVENING TO YOU.>>GOOD EVENING, ARI.>>GOOD EVENING, ARI.>>LET’S START WITH WHY THIS IS>>LET’S START WITH WHY THIS IS SUCH A BIG DEAL. SUCH A BIG DEAL. IF ANYONE IS GOING, ARI IS A IF ANYONE IS GOING, ARI IS A LAWYER, HE BROUGHT IN ANOTHER LAWYER, HE BROUGHT IN ANOTHER LAWYER. LAWYER. IT’S A LOT OF LAW. IT’S A LOT OF LAW. AT A BASIC HEADLINE LEVEL, WHAT AT A BASIC HEADLINE LEVEL, WHAT SEEMED SO IMPORTANT TO ME IS SEEMED SO IMPORTANT TO ME IS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING WE’RE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HASN’T HAPPENED IN THE THAT HASN’T HAPPENED IN THE MODERN ERA, THAT ONE EXPERT PUT MODERN ERA, THAT ONE EXPERT PUT IT THIS WEEK THAT RICHARD NIXON IT THIS WEEK THAT RICHARD NIXON NEVER EVEN TRIED. NEVER EVEN TRIED. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AN EFFORT, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AN EFFORT, ACCORDING TO THE “WASHINGTON ACCORDING TO THE “WASHINGTON POST,” TO GET THE PERSON WHO WAS POST,” TO GET THE PERSON WHO WAS RUNNING THE RUSSIAN PROBE RUNNING THE RUSSIAN PROBE INDICTED. INDICTED. DOES THAT ALONE APPEAR ON THE DOES THAT ALONE APPEAR ON THE LEVEL TO YOU? LEVEL TO YOU?>>NO, IT DOESN’T, AND HERE’S>>NO, IT DOESN’T, AND HERE’S WHAT TROUBLES ME THE MOST, ARI, WHAT TROUBLES ME THE MOST, ARI, IS I WORKED THERE FOR 30 YEARS, IS I WORKED THERE FOR 30 YEARS, DOJ, AND YOU GET THE STRONG DOJ, AND YOU GET THE STRONG FEELING THAT THERE IS POLITICAL FEELING THAT THERE IS POLITICAL PRESSURE BEING IMPOSED ON THE PRESSURE BEING IMPOSED ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE U.S. ATTORNEY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ATTORNEY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GO AFTER ANDREW McCABE BECAUSE GO AFTER ANDREW McCABE BECAUSE HE HAD THE AUDACITY TO BE A CNN HE HAD THE AUDACITY TO BE A CNN ANALYST AND MAKE DEROGATORY ANALYST AND MAKE DEROGATORY COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE UNITED STATES. AND THE THING THAT REALLY AND THE THING THAT REALLY BOTHERS ME EVEN MORE IS THAT BOTHERS ME EVEN MORE IS THAT AFTER HIS STELLAR CAREER, WITHIN AFTER HIS STELLAR CAREER, WITHIN 48 HOURS OF HIS RETIREMENT, THEY 48 HOURS OF HIS RETIREMENT, THEY FIRED HIM. FIRED HIM. I’M NOT BEING FACETIOUS, BUT THE I’M NOT BEING FACETIOUS, BUT THE ACTIONS THEY TOOK AGAINST ANDREW ACTIONS THEY TOOK AGAINST ANDREW McCABE IS LIKE KILLING A McCABE IS LIKE KILLING A MOSQUITO WITH AN AR-15. MOSQUITO WITH AN AR-15. THEY WON’T LET IT GO. THEY WON’T LET IT GO. AND HERE’S THE THING YOU HAVE TO AND HERE’S THE THING YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER AS A PROSECUTOR. CONSIDER AS A PROSECUTOR. DO YOU HAVE THE ELEMENTS OF THE DO YOU HAVE THE ELEMENTS OF THE CRIME, WHICH IS DEBATABLE? CRIME, WHICH IS DEBATABLE? IS THERE A FEDERAL INTEREST IN IS THERE A FEDERAL INTEREST IN INDICTING ANDREW McCABE? INDICTING ANDREW McCABE? AND THE THIRD IS, IS THERE A AND THE THIRD IS, IS THERE A REMEDY BESIDES CHARGING HIM? REMEDY BESIDES CHARGING HIM?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>AND THE REMEDY HERE IS HE WAS>>AND THE REMEDY HERE IS HE WAS FIRED. FIRED.>>HE WAS FIRED, HE WAS A>>HE WAS FIRED, HE WAS A LONG-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT LONG-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERAN WHO DEALT WITH TERROR VETERAN WHO DEALT WITH TERROR AND ALL THESE OTHER BIG CASES, AND ALL THESE OTHER BIG CASES, ROSE TO BE ACTING OUT OF THE ROSE TO BE ACTING OUT OF THE FBI. FBI. HE DIDN’T EVEN GET HIS HE DIDN’T EVEN GET HIS GOVERNMENT PENSION. GOVERNMENT PENSION. SO IF YOU SAY THERE WAS SOME SO IF YOU SAY THERE WAS SOME SCREW-UPS AT WORK, WAS HE SCREW-UPS AT WORK, WAS HE SANCTIONED AT WORK, AS YOU SAY, SANCTIONED AT WORK, AS YOU SAY, THE ANSWER WAS YES, AND NOW THE ANSWER WAS YES, AND NOW WE’RE INTO THIS OTHER TERRITORY WE’RE INTO THIS OTHER TERRITORY WHICH HIS LAWYERS HAVE BEEN WHICH HIS LAWYERS HAVE BEEN SAYING IS PUBLIC TERRITORY. SAYING IS PUBLIC TERRITORY. NOW I WANT TO GET INTO WHY THIS NOW I WANT TO GET INTO WHY THIS IS SO HARD TO COVER. IS SO HARD TO COVER. VIEWERS WILL REMEMBER OUR VIEWERS WILL REMEMBER OUR COLLEAGUES AND EXPERTS AND COLLEAGUES AND EXPERTS AND RACHEL, THEY WERE SAYING, LOOK, RACHEL, THEY WERE SAYING, LOOK, THE GRAND JURY IS SECRET. THE GRAND JURY IS SECRET. THERE’S A REASON WE DON’T KNOW THERE’S A REASON WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS GRAND JURY IS UP TO. WHAT THIS GRAND JURY IS UP TO. BUT BASED ON THE POST REPORTING BUT BASED ON THE POST REPORTING THAT WE’VE BEEN RELYING ON THAT THAT WE’VE BEEN RELYING ON THAT THE GRAND JURY WAS RECALLED AND THE GRAND JURY WAS RECALLED AND THEN LET GO, DO YOU HAVE ANY THEN LET GO, DO YOU HAVE ANY VIEW OF WHAT THIS MIGHT MEAN? VIEW OF WHAT THIS MIGHT MEAN? BIG PICTURE FOR THE CASE. BIG PICTURE FOR THE CASE.>>BIG PICTURE IS THIS.>>BIG PICTURE IS THIS. A GRAND JURY IS 23 PEOPLE. A GRAND JURY IS 23 PEOPLE. YOU NEED 12 VOTES TO RETURN A YOU NEED 12 VOTES TO RETURN A TRUE BILL, THE CHARGING TRUE BILL, THE CHARGING DOCUMENT. DOCUMENT. WHAT THIS MEANS IS ONE OF TWO WHAT THIS MEANS IS ONE OF TWO THINGS. THINGS. ONE, THEY COULDN’T GET 12 VOTES ONE, THEY COULDN’T GET 12 VOTES TO RETURN AN INDICTMENT. TO RETURN AN INDICTMENT. IF THAT’S THE CASE, AND THAT IF THAT’S THE CASE, AND THAT COULD BE VERY RARE, THEN THEY COULD BE VERY RARE, THEN THEY HAVE A DUTY TO INFORM McCABE HAVE A DUTY TO INFORM McCABE THAT HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THAT HE’S NOT GOING TO BE CHARGED. CHARGED. IF THEY ARE STILL GATHERING IF THEY ARE STILL GATHERING EVIDENCE, WHICH IS A EVIDENCE, WHICH IS A POSSIBILITY, THEN THEY WILL USE POSSIBILITY, THEN THEY WILL USE THAT GRAND JURY OR GET A NEW ONE THAT GRAND JURY OR GET A NEW ONE AND CONTINUE THE INVESTIGATION. AND CONTINUE THE INVESTIGATION. THOSE ARE THE TWO POSSIBILITIES. THOSE ARE THE TWO POSSIBILITIES. BUT IF THEY REJECTED THE BUT IF THEY REJECTED THE INDICTMENT, THEY SHOULD TELL INDICTMENT, THEY SHOULD TELL ANDREW McCABE STRAIGHT UP, ANDREW McCABE STRAIGHT UP, YOU’RE OFF THE HOOK. YOU’RE OFF THE HOOK.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. JUST TO BE CLEAR, IF THOSE JUST TO BE CLEAR, IF THOSE CITIZENS OVERRULED WHAT THE DOJ CITIZENS OVERRULED WHAT THE DOJ UNDER BARR WAS TRYING TO DO, AS UNDER BARR WAS TRYING TO DO, AS YOU KNOW AND AS EVERY HAM YOU KNOW AND AS EVERY HAM SANDWICH ACROSS THE COUNTRY SANDWICH ACROSS THE COUNTRY KNOWS, WE JUST HAD THE GRABBING KNOWS, WE JUST HAD THE GRABBING UP, THAT WOULD BE 99.99% RARE. UP, THAT WOULD BE 99.99% RARE. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT LITERALLY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT LITERALLY ALMOST NEVER OCCURS AND WOULD ALMOST NEVER OCCURS AND WOULD SUGGEST THERE WAS AN EFFORT TO SUGGEST THERE WAS AN EFFORT TO PUSH THE CASE WHICH, IN THAT PUSH THE CASE WHICH, IN THAT INSTANCE, THE JURORS FOUND TO BE INSTANCE, THE JURORS FOUND TO BE TOO WEAK TO MOVE FORWARD ON. TOO WEAK TO MOVE FORWARD ON. AGAIN, I WANT TO BE CLEAR AT THE AGAIN, I WANT TO BE CLEAR AT THE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF, WE’RE RISK OF REPEATING MYSELF, WE’RE NOT REPORTING THAT’S HAPPENED NOT REPORTING THAT’S HAPPENED YET, WE’RE REPORTING THAT ANDREW YET, WE’RE REPORTING THAT ANDREW McCABE IS CALLING ON THAT TO BE McCABE IS CALLING ON THAT TO BE CLARIFIED AND YOU SEEM TO AGREE

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AND OUTRAGE AFTER OVER 100 BAHAMIANS FLEEING THE BAHAMIANS FLEEING THE DESTRUCTION WERE FORCED OFF OF A DESTRUCTION WERE FORCED OFF OF A RESCUE BOAT. RESCUE BOAT.>>>BUT WE START TONIGHT WITH AN>>>BUT WE START TONIGHT WITH AN ESCALATION. ESCALATION. THE DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT THE DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY, DEMOCRATS TAKING FORMAL STEPS DEMOCRATS TAKING FORMAL STEPS TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT. TOWARDS IMPEACHMENT. THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE LAYING OUT SPECIFIC PROCEDURES LAYING OUT SPECIFIC PROCEDURES GOVERNING HEARINGS MOVING GOVERNING HEARINGS MOVING FORWARD. FORWARD. THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THURSDAY, EXPECTED TO VOTE ON THURSDAY, CALLING IT THE, QUOTE, NEXT CALLING IT THE, QUOTE, NEXT STEP. STEP. THE RESOLUTION OUTLINING FOUR THE RESOLUTION OUTLINING FOUR KEY CHANGES TO COMMITTEE KEY CHANGES TO COMMITTEE HEARINGS. HEARINGS. ONE, IT WOULD ALLOW CHAIRMAN ONE, IT WOULD ALLOW CHAIRMAN NADLER TO DESIGNATE FULL NADLER TO DESIGNATE FULL COMMITTEE OR SUBCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE OR SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS AS PART OF THE HEARINGS AS PART OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROBE. IMPEACHMENT PROBE. TWO, IT WOULD ALLOW STAFF TO TWO, IT WOULD ALLOW STAFF TO QUESTION WITNESSES FOR AN QUESTION WITNESSES FOR AN ADDITIONAL HOUR. ADDITIONAL HOUR. THREE, IT WOULD ALLOW FOR SECRET THREE, IT WOULD ALLOW FOR SECRET GRAND JURY MATERIAL TO BE GRAND JURY MATERIAL TO BE REVIEWED IN CLOSED EXECUTIVE REVIEWED IN CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION. SESSION. FINALLY, IT WOULD ALLOW TRUMP’S FINALLY, IT WOULD ALLOW TRUMP’S COUNSEL TO RESPOND TO TESTIMONY COUNSEL TO RESPOND TO TESTIMONY PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE IN PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE IN WRITING. WRITING. NOW NADLER IS USING THE SAME NOW NADLER IS USING THE SAME OUTLINE THE COMMITTEE USED IN OUTLINE THE COMMITTEE USED IN 1974 DURING THE NIXON 1974 DURING THE NIXON IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, AND HE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, AND HE SAYS TODAY IT IS THE NEXT STEP SAYS TODAY IT IS THE NEXT STEP IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROBE. IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROBE. THIS NEWS COMING AS DEMOCRATS THIS NEWS COMING AS DEMOCRATS EXPAND THE INVESTIGATION BEYOND EXPAND THE INVESTIGATION BEYOND MUELLER. MUELLER. NOW INVESTIGATING THE HUSH MONEY NOW INVESTIGATING THE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS, REPORTS TRUMP DANGLED PAYMENTS, REPORTS TRUMP DANGLED PARDONS TO OFFICIALS WILLING TO PARDONS TO OFFICIALS WILLING TO BREAK THE LAW TO IMPLEMENT HIS BREAK THE LAW TO IMPLEMENT HIS IMMIGRATION POLICIES. IMMIGRATION POLICIES. AND WHETHER HIS RESORT AND WHETHER HIS RESORT PROPERTIES ILLEGALLY PROFITED PROPERTIES ILLEGALLY PROFITED FROM GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. FROM GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. ALSO TODAY, THREE HOUSE ALSO TODAY, THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES ANNOUNCING THEY ARE COMMITTEES ANNOUNCING THEY ARE NOW INVESTIGATING REPORTS TRUMP NOW INVESTIGATING REPORTS TRUMP AND HIS LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI AND HIS LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI PRESSURED UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT PRESSURED UKRAINE’S GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST TRUMP’S REELECTION TO ASSIST TRUMP’S REELECTION CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. ALL OF THIS AS CONGRESS RETURNS ALL OF THIS AS CONGRESS RETURNS TO WORK IN D.C. AFTER A SUMMER TO WORK IN D.C. AFTER A SUMMER OF A GROWING CHORUS OF OF A GROWING CHORUS OF PRO-IMPEACHMENT DEMOCRATS. PRO-IMPEACHMENT DEMOCRATS. WATCH THIS. WATCH THIS.>>I FEEL WE CAN NO LONGER WAIT.>>I FEEL WE CAN NO LONGER WAIT.>>I FEEL COMPELLED TO CALL FOR>>I FEEL COMPELLED TO CALL FOR AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>I DO NOT COME TO THIS>>I DO NOT COME TO THIS DECISION LIGHTLY. DECISION LIGHTLY.>>THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE>>THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH.>>A MAJORITY OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS>>A MAJORITY OF HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ON RECORD PUBLICLY ARE NOW ON RECORD PUBLICLY SUPPORTING AN IMPEACHMENT SUPPORTING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT DONALD INQUIRY INTO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>THAT BRINGS THE NUMBER OF>>THAT BRINGS THE NUMBER OF HOUSE LAWMAKERS BACKING HOUSE LAWMAKERS BACKING IMPEACHMENT TO 135. IMPEACHMENT TO 135.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. JOINING ME NOW, EXECUTIVE EDITOR JOINING ME NOW, EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF ABOVE THE LAW AND CONTRIBUTOR OF ABOVE THE LAW AND CONTRIBUTOR AT THE NATION. AT THE NATION. BRITTNEY COOPER, PROFESSOR AT BRITTNEY COOPER, PROFESSOR AT RUTGERS AND NICK CONFESSORE, RUTGERS AND NICK CONFESSORE, POLITICAL REPORTER FOR “THE NEW POLITICAL REPORTER FOR “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” YORK TIMES.” ELLIE, I’M GOING TO START WITH ELLIE, I’M GOING TO START WITH YOU. YOU.>>WHOO!>>WHOO! IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S HAPPENING. IT’S HAPPENING.>>I DIDN’T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO>>I DIDN’T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO ASK A QUESTION, AND YOU’RE ASK A QUESTION, AND YOU’RE ALREADY LAUNCHING INTO IT. ALREADY LAUNCHING INTO IT. GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD.>>I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE SAY>>I UNDERSTAND THE PEOPLE SAY THE DEMOCRATS NEVER DO ANYTHING. THE DEMOCRATS NEVER DO ANYTHING. LET’S IGNORE THE FACT THE LET’S IGNORE THE FACT THE DEMOCRATS RELATE TO THE PARTY DEMOCRATS RELATE TO THE PARTY AND EMBRACE THE FACT THEY SHOWED AND EMBRACE THE FACT THEY SHOWED UP AT ALL. UP AT ALL. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THE DIRECT WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF THE PEOPLE OUT THERE RESULT OF THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO PIGEON HOLE THEIR WHO PIGEON HOLE THEIR CONGRESSMAN, WHO CALLED, WHO CONGRESSMAN, WHO CALLED, WHO DEMANDED ACCOUNTABILITY, AND NOW DEMANDED ACCOUNTABILITY, AND NOW THEY’VE COME BACK TO WORK AND THEY’VE COME BACK TO WORK AND THEY’RE STARTING TO DO THEY’RE STARTING TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. THE OTHER PERSON THAT YOU REALLY THE OTHER PERSON THAT YOU REALLY HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT FOR HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF CREDIT FOR TODAY IS DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF, TODAY IS DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF, BECAUSE HIS IDIOT STRATEGY OF BECAUSE HIS IDIOT STRATEGY OF COMPLETELY UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL COMPLETELY UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF OBSTRUCTION IN TERMS OF NOT OF OBSTRUCTION IN TERMS OF NOT ALLOWING, NOT ACCEPTING THE ALLOWING, NOT ACCEPTING THE POWER OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT POWER OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, IT IS WHAT HAS FORCED COMMITTEE, IT IS WHAT HAS FORCED CONGRESS’ HAND. CONGRESS’ HAND. THEY’RE DOING THIS NOT SO MUCH THEY’RE DOING THIS NOT SO MUCH FOR THE PUBLIC. FOR THE PUBLIC. THEY’RE DOING THIS FOR THE THEY’RE DOING THIS FOR THE COURTS. COURTS. THEY’RE DOING THIS BECAUSE ONLY THEY’RE DOING THIS BECAUSE ONLY UNDER, ONLY CLOTHED IN THE POWER UNDER, ONLY CLOTHED IN THE POWER OF IMPEACHMENT DO THEY HAVE THE OF IMPEACHMENT DO THEY HAVE THE STRENGTH TO FORCE PEOPLE LIKE STRENGTH TO FORCE PEOPLE LIKE DON McGAHN AND COREY LEWANDOWSKI DON McGAHN AND COREY LEWANDOWSKI AND ALL THESE PEOPLE TO GIVE AND ALL THESE PEOPLE TO GIVE SUBPOENAS. SUBPOENAS. SO IT’S REALLY THE FIGHT CLUB SO IT’S REALLY THE FIGHT CLUB SITUATION WHERE DONALD TRUMP HAS SITUATION WHERE DONALD TRUMP HAS SENT THE SUMMER TELLING SENT THE SUMMER TELLING DEMOCRATS I WANT YOU TO HIT ME DEMOCRATS I WANT YOU TO HIT ME AS HARD AS YOU. AS HARD AS YOU. AND ALL HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IS AND ALL HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IS HITTING HIS OWN SELF IN THE HITTING HIS OWN SELF IN THE MOUTH. MOUTH.>>LET’S NOT MINCE WORDS, ELLIE.>>LET’S NOT MINCE WORDS, ELLIE. BRITTANY, GIVE ME YOUR TAKE. BRITTANY, GIVE ME YOUR TAKE. WE HEARD PEOPLE DURING THIS WE HEARD PEOPLE DURING THIS RECESS OKAY, I’M GOING TO GO RECESS OKAY, I’M GOING TO GO HOME. HOME. I’M GOING TO GO HOME TO MY I’M GOING TO GO HOME TO MY STATE, TALK TO MY CONSTITUENTS STATE, TALK TO MY CONSTITUENTS AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY FEEL AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY FEEL ABOUT THIS IMPEACHMENT ABOUT THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING AND THEN I’M GOING TO PROCEEDING AND THEN I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WHETHER OR NOT I’M TELL YOU WHETHER OR NOT I’M GOING TO NOVEMBER POUR WARD ON GOING TO NOVEMBER POUR WARD ON THAT. THAT. ELLIE IS MAKING THE STATEMENT ELLIE IS MAKING THE STATEMENT THEY DID JUST THAT AND HERE WE THEY DID JUST THAT AND HERE WE ARE COME SEPTEMBER AND THEY’RE ARE COME SEPTEMBER AND THEY’RE MOVING FORWARD. MOVING FORWARD. TAKING THE NEXT STEP. TAKING THE NEXT STEP.>>LOOK, I THINK THAT’S RIGHT.>>LOOK, I THINK THAT’S RIGHT. I THINK MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS I THINK MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WHETHER WE CAN GET TO 218. WHETHER WE CAN GET TO 218. WHETHER THESE CONGRESS FOLKS WHO WHETHER THESE CONGRESS FOLKS WHO ARE IN BATTLEGROUND STATES WHO ARE IN BATTLEGROUND STATES WHO ARE RED STATE DEMOCRATS, WHAT ARE RED STATE DEMOCRATS, WHAT THAT’S GOING TO MEAN IN TERMS OF THAT’S GOING TO MEAN IN TERMS OF HOW THEY WILL VOTE. HOW THEY WILL VOTE. BECAUSE THE ONE THING THAT WE BECAUSE THE ONE THING THAT WE CAN’T RISK HERE IS IF WE’RE CAN’T RISK HERE IS IF WE’RE GOING GO FOR AN IMPEACHMENT GOING GO FOR AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY WE HAVE TO GO ALL THE INQUIRY WE HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY. WAY. WE HAVE TO WIN. WE HAVE TO WIN. WE HAVE TO DECIDE THAT WE’RE WE HAVE TO DECIDE THAT WE’RE GOING TO IMPEACH, OR ELSE THIS GOING TO IMPEACH, OR ELSE THIS BECOMES THE AFTERMATH OF THE BECOMES THE AFTERMATH OF THE MUELLER REPORT WHERE EVERYBODY’S MUELLER REPORT WHERE EVERYBODY’S ALL GINNED UP AND THEN THERE ALL GINNED UP AND THEN THERE FEELS LIKE IT’S ANTI-CLIMATIC. FEELS LIKE IT’S ANTI-CLIMATIC. THAT’S ONE OF THE CONCERNS. THAT’S ONE OF THE CONCERNS. LOOK, I’VE SAID FOR A LONG TIME LOOK, I’VE SAID FOR A LONG TIME THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GET INTO THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GET INTO THE POLITICAL THEATER OF THIS. THE POLITICAL THEATER OF THIS. DONALD TRUMP IS BEATING US AT DONALD TRUMP IS BEATING US AT EVERY LEVEL, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE EVERY LEVEL, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE CONTROLS THE THEATER OF IT. CONTROLS THE THEATER OF IT. WE HAVE GOT TO LOOK LIKE WE ARE WE HAVE GOT TO LOOK LIKE WE ARE FIGHTING BACK. FIGHTING BACK. I DON’T THINK IT’S ONLY I DON’T THINK IT’S ONLY POLITICAL THEATER, BUT IT’S JUST POLITICAL THEATER, BUT IT’S JUST LIKE WHEN THE REPUBLICANS KEPT LIKE WHEN THE REPUBLICANS KEPT ON REPEALING OBAMACARE, EVEN ON REPEALING OBAMACARE, EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE VOTES WHEN THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE VOTES TO ACTUALLY PASS THE REPEAL. TO ACTUALLY PASS THE REPEAL. THEY KEPT DOING IT AS A WAY TO THEY KEPT DOING IT AS A WAY TO SAY TO THEIR BASE WE’RE FIGHTING SAY TO THEIR BASE WE’RE FIGHTING FOR YOU. FOR YOU. AND PART OF WHAT DEMOCRATS NEED AND PART OF WHAT DEMOCRATS NEED IS FOR OUR CONGRESS PEOPLE TO IS FOR OUR CONGRESS PEOPLE TO SAY WE SEE THIS MAN IS CORRUPT. SAY WE SEE THIS MAN IS CORRUPT. YOU ELECTED US IN 2018, GAVE US YOU ELECTED US IN 2018, GAVE US THE BLUE WAVE. THE BLUE WAVE. NO ONE SAID WE COULD GET BECAUSE NO ONE SAID WE COULD GET BECAUSE WE’RE FIGHTING FOR YOU. WE’RE FIGHTING FOR YOU.>>SO KNICKS, BRITTNEY BRINGS UP>>SO KNICKS, BRITTNEY BRINGS UP A GOOD POINT. A GOOD POINT. TELL ME IF I’M SORT OF NOT TELL ME IF I’M SORT OF NOT HEARING YOU CORRECTLY THERE, BUT HEARING YOU CORRECTLY THERE, BUT IS THIS IDEA OF BEING ON THE IS THIS IDEA OF BEING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. AND VARIOUS REASONS I’VE HAD AND VARIOUS REASONS I’VE HAD ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY WANT TO PROCEED WITH LIKE THEY WANT TO PROCEED WITH THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, OFTENTIMES I’VE HEARD THAT. OFTENTIMES I’VE HEARD THAT. I WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE I WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. OF HISTORY. THAT’S WHY I’M DOING THIS. THAT’S WHY I’M DOING THIS. DO YOU THINK THAT IS PART OF DO YOU THINK THAT IS PART OF THIS CALCULUS HERE WITH THESE THIS CALCULUS HERE WITH THESE DEMOCRATS MOVING FORWARD? DEMOCRATS MOVING FORWARD?>>RIGHT NOW THIS IS AN AWKWARD>>RIGHT NOW THIS IS AN AWKWARD TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS. TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THEIR BASE AND THEIR MEMBERS THEIR BASE AND THEIR MEMBERS THINK THE CASE IS ALREADY CLOSED THINK THE CASE IS ALREADY CLOSED ON IMPEACHMENT, THAT THERE IS ON IMPEACHMENT, THAT THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE AND FACTS AND ENOUGH EVIDENCE AND FACTS AND EXAMPLES TO IMPEACH THE EXAMPLES TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. BUT THE LEADERSHIP DOESN’T WANT BUT THE LEADERSHIP DOESN’T WANT IT, AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE IS IT, AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE IS NOT QUITE CONVINCED IT’S NOT QUITE CONVINCED IT’S MERITED. MERITED. SO I THINK WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE SO I THINK WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE IN SUBSTANCE, THIS MOVE SPEEDS IN SUBSTANCE, THIS MOVE SPEEDS UP THE PROCESS. UP THE PROCESS. IT CREATES A FRAMEWORK AND A IT CREATES A FRAMEWORK AND A PROCESS. PROCESS. IT ALLOWS TO SPREAD THE WORK OF IT ALLOWS TO SPREAD THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE AMONG THE COMMITTEE AMONG SUBCOMMITTEES, SPREAD WITNESSES SUBCOMMITTEES, SPREAD WITNESSES AROUND, BRING STAFF IN THE AROUND, BRING STAFF IN THE DISCUSSION. DISCUSSION. SO THERE IS A WAY TO MOVE SO THERE IS A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD MORE QUICKLY. FORWARD MORE QUICKLY. AND I THINK THAT THEY HOPE THAT AND I THINK THAT THEY HOPE THAT THE POLITICS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE POLITICS WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. ITSELF.>>LET’S TALK PELOSI HERE,>>LET’S TALK PELOSI HERE, THOUGH. THOUGH. BECAUSE AS WE ARE HAVING THIS BECAUSE AS WE ARE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, ELLIE, NANCY CONVERSATION, ELLIE, NANCY PELOSI STILL VERY MUCH SPEAKER PELOSI STILL VERY MUCH SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, STILL VERY MUCH OF THE HOUSE, STILL VERY MUCH DOES NOT SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD DOES NOT SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD WITH IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, WITH IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, DESPITE THE FACT SHE FEELS THE DESPITE THE FACT SHE FEELS THE PRESIDENT IS GUILTY OF MANY OF PRESIDENT IS GUILTY OF MANY OF THE THINGS HE IS ACCUSED OF BY THE THINGS HE IS ACCUSED OF BY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, SHE STILL DOESN’T SUPPORT MOVING SHE STILL DOESN’T SUPPORT MOVING FORWARD WITH IT. FORWARD WITH IT.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>REALLY?>>REALLY? NOTHING TO SAY? NOTHING TO SAY?>>THAT’S GOING TO BE HER>>THAT’S GOING TO BE HER PROBLEM, ULTIMATELY. PROBLEM, ULTIMATELY. THAT’S GOING TO BE HER CROSS TOE THAT’S GOING TO BE HER CROSS TOE BEAR, BECAUSE THE BASE OF THE BEAR, BECAUSE THE BASE OF THE PARTY IS LEAVING THIS BARN PARTY IS LEAVING THIS BARN WITHOUT HER. WITHOUT HER. AND IF SHE WANTS TO BE THE AND IF SHE WANTS TO BE THE PERSON STANDING AT THE END OF PERSON STANDING AT THE END OF ANIMAL HOUSE SAYING NOTHING TO ANIMAL HOUSE SAYING NOTHING TO SEE HERE. SEE HERE. ALL IS WELL, SHE CAN BE THAT ALL IS WELL, SHE CAN BE THAT PERSON. PERSON. SHE IS PUT HER FINGER UP. SHE IS PUT HER FINGER UP.>>DO YOU THINK THAT’S THE>>DO YOU THINK THAT’S THE MESSAGE SHE IS TRYING TO SEND, MESSAGE SHE IS TRYING TO SEND, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, ALL IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE, ALL IS WELL? WELL? THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY THE THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY THE MESSAGE I’M HEARING FROM NANCY MESSAGE I’M HEARING FROM NANCY PELOSI. PELOSI.>>GO AHEAD.>>GO AHEAD. BUT I DON’T THINK THAT PELOSI BUT I DON’T THINK THAT PELOSI WANTS TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF WANTS TO GET OUT IN FRONT OF THIS, BUT THE PARTY HAS LEFT THE THIS, BUT THE PARTY HAS LEFT THE BARN. BARN.>>I THINK HER CALCULATION IS>>I THINK HER CALCULATION IS WRONG. WRONG. I THINK SHE IS USING THE CLINTON I THINK SHE IS USING THE CLINTON MODEL. MODEL. I THINK IT’S CLOSER TO THE NIXON I THINK IT’S CLOSER TO THE NIXON MODEL. MODEL. THE THING ABOUT CLINTON, THE THE THING ABOUT CLINTON, THE COUNTRY WATCHED THAT AND SAID COUNTRY WATCHED THAT AND SAID BACK IN AN ERA BEFORE ME TOO, BACK IN AN ERA BEFORE ME TOO, THERE WAS NO REAL SORT OF MORAL THERE WAS NO REAL SORT OF MORAL FRAMEWORK FOR PUSHING CLINTON FRAMEWORK FOR PUSHING CLINTON OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE HE HAD AN OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE HE HAD AN AFFAIR, RIGHT? AFFAIR, RIGHT? THERE WASN’T A LOT OF ACTUAL THERE WASN’T A LOT OF ACTUAL POLITICAL SORT OF IMPETUS BEHIND POLITICAL SORT OF IMPETUS BEHIND THAT. THAT. SO IT SEEMED LIKE A CLEAR SO IT SEEMED LIKE A CLEAR CALCULATED MOVE ON THE CALCULATED MOVE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE. REPUBLICAN SIDE. WHERE AS HERE, EVERYONE, EVEN WHERE AS HERE, EVERYONE, EVEN REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING AT THIS REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING AT THIS PRESIDENT AND GOING IT’S A TRAIN PRESIDENT AND GOING IT’S A TRAIN WRECK. WRECK. IT’S A TRAIN WRECK. IT’S A TRAIN WRECK. WE NEED TO BE SAVED FROM IT. WE NEED TO BE SAVED FROM IT. TRUMP’S SUPPORT IS NOT GOING UP. TRUMP’S SUPPORT IS NOT GOING UP. HIS BASE HAS STAYED THE SAME SO HIS BASE HAS STAYED THE SAME SO PART OF WHAT THE PARTY HAS TO PART OF WHAT THE PARTY HAS TO DO, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS DO, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS ENERGIZE ITS VOTERS. ENERGIZE ITS VOTERS. PELOSI KEEPS USING A SORT OF OLD PELOSI KEEPS USING A SORT OF OLD POLITICAL MODEL. POLITICAL MODEL. IT’S WONDERFUL WHEN SHE CAN DO IT’S WONDERFUL WHEN SHE CAN DO IT IN TERMS OF KEEPING HIM FROM IT IN TERMS OF KEEPING HIM FROM GIVING A STATE OF THE UNION GIVING A STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, BUT I ACTUALLY THINK ADDRESS, BUT I ACTUALLY THINK SHE IS NOT IN LINE WITH WHERE SHE IS NOT IN LINE WITH WHERE THE PARTY IS MOVING. THE PARTY IS MOVING.>>SO BRITTNEY IS TALKING ABOUT>>SO BRITTNEY IS TALKING ABOUT ENERGIZING THE VOTER, ENERGIZING ENERGIZING THE VOTER, ENERGIZING THE DEMOCRATIC BASE. THE DEMOCRATIC BASE. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ARGUMENT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ARGUMENT ABOUT WANTING TO PROTECT CERTAIN ABOUT WANTING TO PROTECT CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT COULD HELP WIN THIS PEOPLE THAT COULD HELP WIN THIS ELECTION COME 2020, MAKING ELECTION COME 2020, MAKING CERTAIN THEY DON’T ALIENATE CERTAIN THEY DON’T ALIENATE CERTAIN VOTERS COME 2020. CERTAIN VOTERS COME 2020.>>IT’S A GOOD ARGUMENT.>>IT’S A GOOD ARGUMENT. FIRST OF ALL, THE BASE IS FIRST OF ALL, THE BASE IS MOTIVATED. MOTIVATED. YOU CAN NOT FIND A DEMOCRATIC YOU CAN NOT FIND A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTER WHO IS NOT SUPER PRIMARY VOTER WHO IS NOT SUPER EXCITED TO GO OUT AND VOTE EXCITED TO GO OUT AND VOTE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. SO I THINK HER CALCULATION IS SO I THINK HER CALCULATION IS WILL IMPEACHMENT HELP OR HINDER WILL IMPEACHMENT HELP OR HINDER THE EFFORT TO GET HIM OUT OF THE EFFORT TO GET HIM OUT OF OFFICE? OFFICE? I SUSPECT SHE WOULD RATHER HAVE I SUSPECT SHE WOULD RATHER HAVE HIM BEATEN AT THE BALLOT BOX HIM BEATEN AT THE BALLOT BOX THAN HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE THAN HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE THAT SUCCEEDS IN THE HOUSE BUT THAT SUCCEEDS IN THE HOUSE BUT FAILS IN THE SENATE. FAILS IN THE SENATE.>>BEFORE WE GO TOE ERIC>>BEFORE WE GO TOE ERIC SWALWELL, QUICKLY, ELLIE, I WANT SWALWELL, QUICKLY, ELLIE, I WANT TO GO TO YOU ON THIS SIMPLE TO GO TO YOU ON THIS SIMPLE QUESTION. QUESTION. HOW SIGNIFICANT LEGALLY IS THIS HOW SIGNIFICANT LEGALLY IS THIS STEP IN THE IMPEACHMENT STEP IN THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING? PROCEEDING?>>IT’S HUGE FOR TWO REASONS.>>IT’S HUGE FOR TWO REASONS. ONE I ALREADY SAID. ONE I ALREADY SAID. THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE PROCESS THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SUING IN THE FEDERAL COURTS OF SUING IN THE FEDERAL COURTS TO MAKE DONALD TRUMP’S PEOPLE TO MAKE DONALD TRUMP’S PEOPLE TESTIFY, WHEN THEY CLOTHE TESTIFY, WHEN THEY CLOTHE THEMSELVES IN THE POWER OF AN THEMSELVES IN THE POWER OF AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, THAT GIVES IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, THAT GIVES THEM MORE STRENGTH TO GO INTO THEM MORE STRENGTH TO GO INTO COURTS. COURTS. THAT’S HUGE AND NUMBER ONE. THAT’S HUGE AND NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO HUGE THING, AS WE SAW NUMBER TWO HUGE THING, AS WE SAW IN THE RULES, HE IS GOING TO IN THE RULES, HE IS GOING TO HAVE NOW 30 MINUTES, THESE HAVE NOW 30 MINUTES, THESE WITNESSES ARE GOING TO HAVE 30 WITNESSES ARE GOING TO HAVE 30 MINUTES OF BEING QUESTIONED NOT MINUTES OF BEING QUESTIONED NOT BY CONGRESS PEOPLE, BUT BY BY CONGRESS PEOPLE, BUT BY ACTUAL LAWYERS AND ACTUAL ACTUAL LAWYERS AND ACTUAL ATTORNEYS, AND THAT’S GOING TO ATTORNEYS, AND THAT’S GOING TO PUT THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE IN A PUT THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT WAY THAN WE’VE WHOLE DIFFERENT WAY THAN WE’VE SEEN BEFORE. SEEN BEFORE.>>JOINING ME NOW CONGRESSMAN>>JOINING ME NOW CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL. ERIC SWALWELL. CONGRESSMAN, YOU HAVE HEARD THIS CONGRESSMAN, YOU HAVE HEARD THIS VERY ANIMATED CONVERSATION. VERY ANIMATED CONVERSATION.>>I’VE ENJOYED IT.>>I’VE ENJOYED IT. I’VE ENJOYED IT. I’VE ENJOYED IT.>>I’M SURE YOU DID.>>I’M SURE YOU DID. COME THURSDAY’S VOTE, WHAT ARE COME THURSDAY’S VOTE, WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING TO HAPPEN? YOU EXPECTING TO HAPPEN?>>WE’RE GOING HAVE MORE TOOLS>>WE’RE GOING HAVE MORE TOOLS TO MOVE FORWARD IN HOLDING THIS TO MOVE FORWARD IN HOLDING THIS PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE. PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE. AND JUST TO — I ENJOYED THE AND JUST TO — I ENJOYED THE CONVERSATION. CONVERSATION. I’LL JUST ADD THIS ANALYSIS. I’LL JUST ADD THIS ANALYSIS. I BELIEVE ONE, THERE HAS ONLY I BELIEVE ONE, THERE HAS ONLY BEEN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS BEEN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. THIS WOULD BE THE FOURTH ONE. THIS WOULD BE THE FOURTH ONE. THE OTHER THING WE KNOW IS THAT THE OTHER THING WE KNOW IS THAT NO TWO SO FAR HAVE EVER BEEN NO TWO SO FAR HAVE EVER BEEN ALIKE. ALIKE. I WOULD DESCRIBE THIS AS A I WOULD DESCRIBE THIS AS A BOTTOM UP IMPEACHMENT BOTTOM UP IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION, MEANING THAT IT INVESTIGATION, MEANING THAT IT IS UNLIKE THE CLINTON IS UNLIKE THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT WHERE IT WAS TOP IMPEACHMENT WHERE IT WAS TOP DOWN LED BY NEWT GINGRICH. DOWN LED BY NEWT GINGRICH. THIS IS BEING LED BY THE MEMBERS THIS IS BEING LED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, AND OF THE COMMITTEE, AND IMPEACHMENT IS ONE OF THE IMPEACHMENT IS ONE OF THE REMEDIES FOR A LAWLESS REMEDIES FOR A LAWLESS PRESIDENT, AND IT IS SOMETHING PRESIDENT, AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT COULD BE RECOMMENDED TO THE THAT COULD BE RECOMMENDED TO THE REST OF THE HOUSE. REST OF THE HOUSE. BUT I DON’T THINK YOU CAN LOOK BUT I DON’T THINK YOU CAN LOOK AT PRIOR IMPEACHMENTS TO INFORM AT PRIOR IMPEACHMENTS TO INFORM US ON THIS ONE. US ON THIS ONE. NO TWO ARE ALIKE. NO TWO ARE ALIKE. WE AT LEAST KNOW THAT. WE AT LEAST KNOW THAT.>>SO THERE IS THIS CONCERN,>>SO THERE IS THIS CONCERN, CONGRESSMAN, THAT BY MOVING CONGRESSMAN, THAT BY MOVING FORWARD WITH THESE IMPEACHMENT FORWARD WITH THESE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS, YOU ARE IGNORING PROCEEDINGS, YOU ARE IGNORING SOME OF THE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES SOME OF THE KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO VOTERS RIGHT NOW, THAT MATTER TO VOTERS RIGHT NOW, GUN REFORM AND HEALTH CARE BEING GUN REFORM AND HEALTH CARE BEING TOP OF MIND, ESPECIALLY IN THE TOP OF MIND, ESPECIALLY IN THE LEAD-UP TO 2020. LEAD-UP TO 2020. CAN CONGRESS WALK AND CHEW GUM CAN CONGRESS WALK AND CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME? AT THE SAME TIME?>>YES.>>YES. MY LIFE WOULD BE A LOT EASIER IF MY LIFE WOULD BE A LOT EASIER IF WE WERE IGNORING THOSE OTHER WE WERE IGNORING THOSE OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES, AND I CAN TELL RESPONSIBILITIES, AND I CAN TELL YOU TOMORROW WE’RE GOING HAVE YOU TOMORROW WE’RE GOING HAVE HEARINGS ON THE JUDICIARY HEARINGS ON THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON GETTING RID OF COMMITTEE ON GETTING RID OF FORCED ARBITRATION CLAUSES. FORCED ARBITRATION CLAUSES. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE LEGISLATION WE’RE GOING TO HAVE LEGISLATION ON GUN VIOLENCE, AND THEN TWO ON GUN VIOLENCE, AND THEN TWO DAYS LATER WE’RE GOING TO HAVE DAYS LATER WE’RE GOING TO HAVE HEARING ON THIS IMPEACHMENT HEARING ON THIS IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION. RESOLUTION. SO WE’RE DOING A LOT. SO WE’RE DOING A LOT. WE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS NOT WE RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS NOT THE ONLY ISSUE PEOPLE CARE THE ONLY ISSUE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT, BUT ALSO THAT UNLESS YOU ABOUT, BUT ALSO THAT UNLESS YOU HOLD THIS PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE, HOLD THIS PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE, TWO THINGS WILL HAPPEN. TWO THINGS WILL HAPPEN. ONE, HE WILL GET WORSE, AS WE ONE, HE WILL GET WORSE, AS WE SEE, AND TWO, FUTURE PRESIDENTS SEE, AND TWO, FUTURE PRESIDENTS WILL SEE THE STANDARD OF CONDUCT WILL SEE THE STANDARD OF CONDUCT WHICH THEY WILL BE JUDGED FOR WHICH THEY WILL BE JUDGED FOR IMPEACHMENT WILL HAVE BEEN IMPEACHMENT WILL HAVE BEEN LOWERED. LOWERED.>>IT’S INTERESTING, BRITTNEY.>>IT’S INTERESTING, BRITTNEY. YOU BROUGHT UP THE QUESTION OF YOU BROUGHT UP THE QUESTION OF HOW DO YOU GET TO THE NUMBER OF HOW DO YOU GET TO THE NUMBER OF 218, RIGHT? 218, RIGHT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>CONGRESSMAN, I POSE THAT>>CONGRESSMAN, I POSE THAT QUESTION TO YOU. QUESTION TO YOU. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO GET TO 218? WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO GET TO 218?>>WELL, YOU’VE SEEN COURAGEOUS>>WELL, YOU’VE SEEN COURAGEOUS COLLEAGUES OF MINE LIKE LAUREN COLLEAGUES OF MINE LIKE LAUREN UNDERWOOD AND KATIE PORTER. UNDERWOOD AND KATIE PORTER. AND IF THEY WERE JUST POLITICAL AND IF THEY WERE JUST POLITICAL WEATHER VANES, THEY WOULD WEATHER VANES, THEY WOULD CAUTIOUSLY AVOID HOLDING THE CAUTIOUSLY AVOID HOLDING THE PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE. PRESIDENT ACCOUNTABLE. BUT I THINK THEY SENSE THAT HOW BUT I THINK THEY SENSE THAT HOW CAN YOU NOT SUPPORT HAVING AN CAN YOU NOT SUPPORT HAVING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY WITH THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY WITH THIS PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT? IF YOU DON’T DO IT WITH HIM, WHO IF YOU DON’T DO IT WITH HIM, WHO WOULD YOU EVER DO IT WITH? WOULD YOU EVER DO IT WITH? I THINK THEY ARE MODELS FOR I THINK THEY ARE MODELS FOR OTHERS WHO ARE STILL CONSIDERING OTHERS WHO ARE STILL CONSIDERING IT. IT. AND AGAIN, I DON’T THINK THE AND AGAIN, I DON’T THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING NUMBER OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING IMPEACHMENT WILL GO DOWN. IMPEACHMENT WILL GO DOWN. IT’S ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO IT’S ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO GO UP. GO UP.>>SO WHAT’S THE TIMELINE HERE,>>SO WHAT’S THE TIMELINE HERE, CONGRESSMAN? CONGRESSMAN? WE ARE APPROACHING PRIMARY WE ARE APPROACHING PRIMARY SEASON VERY QUICKLY. SEASON VERY QUICKLY. AND AT ONE POINT, THE FOCUS WILL AND AT ONE POINT, THE FOCUS WILL HAVE TO BE VERY MUCH SO ON THE HAVE TO BE VERY MUCH SO ON THE 2020 ELECTION. 2020 ELECTION. WILL THERE COME A POINT WHERE WILL THERE COME A POINT WHERE YOU SAY, OKAY, WE HAVE TO PUT YOU SAY, OKAY, WE HAVE TO PUT THIS ASIDE. THIS ASIDE.>>NEXT WEEK WE’LL HAVE CORYEY>>NEXT WEEK WE’LL HAVE CORYEY LEWANDOWSKI BEFORE THE LEWANDOWSKI BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. WHAT YOU’LL HEAR FROM HIS WHAT YOU’LL HEAR FROM HIS TESTIMONY IS THAT THE PRESIDENT TESTIMONY IS THAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED HIM TO GO TO ATTORNEY ASKED HIM TO GO TO ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS AND ESSENTIALLY GENERAL SESSIONS AND ESSENTIALLY END THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. END THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. SO I THINK SEEING IS BELIEVING. SO I THINK SEEING IS BELIEVING. AND HAVING THESE WITNESSES NOT AND HAVING THESE WITNESSES NOT JUST READING WHAT THEY SAID IN JUST READING WHAT THEY SAID IN THE MUELLER REPORT, BUT HAVING THE MUELLER REPORT, BUT HAVING THEM UP-FRONT AND PERSONAL FOR THEM UP-FRONT AND PERSONAL FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SEE WILL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SEE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD SUPPORT AND CONTINUE TO BUILD SUPPORT AND LET THE REALITY SET FOR THE LET THE REALITY SET FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A LAWLESS PRESIDENT. LAWLESS PRESIDENT. AND IT’S JUST NOT HOW WOE WE DO AND IT’S JUST NOT HOW WOE WE DO BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES, BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THERE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE AND THERE HAS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR LAWLESSNESS. FOR LAWLESSNESS.>>CONGRESSMAN, YOU HEARD ELIE>>CONGRESSMAN, YOU HEARD ELIE MYSTAL SAYING HE DOESN’T MYSTAL SAYING HE DOESN’T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH SPEAKER NECESSARILY AGREE WITH SPEAKER PELOSI AND HER POSITION WITH PELOSI AND HER POSITION WITH REGARD TO IMPEACHMENT. REGARD TO IMPEACHMENT. HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO SPEAKER HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO SPEAKER PELOSI ON THIS NEXT MOVE, ON PELOSI ON THIS NEXT MOVE, ON THIS THURSDAY VOTE? THIS THURSDAY VOTE? AND WHERE DOES SHE STAND ON THIS AND WHERE DOES SHE STAND ON THIS RIGHT NOW? RIGHT NOW?>>I’M HEADED RIGHT NOW TO A>>I’M HEADED RIGHT NOW TO A LEADERSHIP MEETING. LEADERSHIP MEETING. I’M ON THE LEADERSHIP TEAM. I’M ON THE LEADERSHIP TEAM. AND I EXPECT THIS WILL COME UP. AND I EXPECT THIS WILL COME UP. BUT AGAIN, SHE SAID EARLIER BUT AGAIN, SHE SAID EARLIER TODAY — TODAY –>>WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO HEAR>>WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO HEAR FROM HER? FROM HER?>>I THINK SHE BELIEVES THAT>>I THINK SHE BELIEVES THAT IMPEACHMENT IS ONE OF THE IMPEACHMENT IS ONE OF THE REMEDIES FOR THE PRESIDENT’S REMEDIES FOR THE PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT. CONDUCT. SHE WANTS TO SEE THE PUBLIC SHE WANTS TO SEE THE PUBLIC SUPPORT BUILD. SUPPORT BUILD. AGAIN, IT’S LIKE A CATCH-22. AGAIN, IT’S LIKE A CATCH-22. THE ONLY WAY TO BUILD PUBLIC THE ONLY WAY TO BUILD PUBLIC SUPPORT IS HAVE HEARINGS.