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Lankford: Dems' goal was to drag out impeachment as long as possible

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SO THAT LEAVES IT OPEN. >> IT WILL BE A BIG DAY, A BIG
>> IT WILL BE A BIG DAY, A BIG NIGHT, JOHN ROBERTS, THANK YOU.
NIGHT, JOHN ROBERTS, THANK YOU. >> ARE CYBERSECURITY AND
>> ARE CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY
INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY HAS OFFERED TO TEST THAT OUT
HAS OFFERED TO TEST THAT OUT FROM A HACKING PERSPECTIVE.
FROM A HACKING PERSPECTIVE. THEY DECLINED, THIS IS MORE OF A
THEY DECLINED, THIS IS MORE OF A STRESS OVERLOAD ISSUE AS WELL AS
STRESS OVERLOAD ISSUE AS WELL AS A REPORTING ISSUE WE ARE SEEING.
A REPORTING ISSUE WE ARE SEEING. THIS IS A CONCERNING EVENT, IT
THIS IS A CONCERNING EVENT, IT REALLY GOES TO THE PUBLIC
REALLY GOES TO THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE OF OUR ELECTIONS.
CONFIDENCE OF OUR ELECTIONS. >> THE IOWA CAUCUS RESULT WAS
>> THE IOWA CAUCUS RESULT WAS NOT A CYBER ATTACK BUT THE
NOT A CYBER ATTACK BUT THE DEBACLE DURING THE FIRST CONTEST
DEBACLE DURING THE FIRST CONTEST NOW RAISING CONCERNS FOR OTHER
NOW RAISING CONCERNS FOR OTHER STATES PLANNING TO USE APPS,
STATES PLANNING TO USE APPS, OTHER ELECTION DATA DEVICES AND
OTHER ELECTION DATA DEVICES AND THE CYCLE JOINING IS NOW
THE CYCLE JOINING IS NOW OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN
OKLAHOMA REPUBLICAN SENATOR JAMES LANGFORD, MEMBER
SENATOR JAMES LANGFORD, MEMBER OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY
OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE.
COMMITTEE. APPRECIATE YOU COMING IN.
APPRECIATE YOU COMING IN. SO FIRST OF ALL BIG PICTURE AS A
SO FIRST OF ALL BIG PICTURE AS A MEMBER OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY
MEMBER OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE, WHAT ARE YOUR
COMMITTEE, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THESE FAILURES?
THOUGHTS ABOUT THESE FAILURES? >> LESSONS LEARNED FROM 2016
>> LESSONS LEARNED FROM 2016 THAT JACK WOLFE IS ALREADY
THAT JACK WOLFE IS ALREADY ENGAGING ON.
ENGAGING ON. WASN’T ENOUGH ENGAGEMENT, HE
WASN’T ENOUGH ENGAGEMENT, HE SPEAKS TO THAT, HOMELAND
SPEAKS TO THAT, HOMELAND SECURITY TEAM SPEAKS TO THAT.
SECURITY TEAM SPEAKS TO THAT. THERE IS A HACKING PROBLEM, THEY
THERE IS A HACKING PROBLEM, THEY GET BACK AND THEY CAN RAPIDLY DO
GET BACK AND THEY CAN RAPIDLY DO THAT SO QUICKLY BUT VERY
THAT SO QUICKLY BUT VERY SPECIFIC THINGS IN A PIECE OF
SPECIFIC THINGS IN A PIECE OF LEGISLATION, WORK WITH HOMELAND
LEGISLATION, WORK WITH HOMELAND SECURITY TO IMPLEMENT THAT
SECURITY TO IMPLEMENT THAT BEFORE WE GET IT PASSED AND THEY
BEFORE WE GET IT PASSED AND THEY ARE ACTIVELY DOING THAT.
ARE ACTIVELY DOING THAT. WE SAW THE FRUIT OF THAT IN 2018
WE SAW THE FRUIT OF THAT IN 2018 AND WE WILL SEE IT AGAIN IN
AND WE WILL SEE IT AGAIN IN 2020.
2020. >> Ed: SO YOU WAKE UP THIS
>> Ed: SO YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING THINKING YOU MIGHT KNOW
MORNING THINKING YOU MIGHT KNOW WHO WILL BE THE FRONT RUNNER AND
WHO WILL BE THE FRONT RUNNER AND WHO HAS THE MOMENTUM ON THE
WHO HAS THE MOMENTUM ON THE OTHER SIDE AND INSTEAD A PARTY
OTHER SIDE AND INSTEAD A PARTY ON THE OTHER SIDE TALKED ABOUT
ON THE OTHER SIDE TALKED ABOUT RUSSIA, INTERFERING IN ELECTIONS
RUSSIA, INTERFERING IN ELECTIONS AND IT TURNS OUT IT’S A
AND IT TURNS OUT IT’S A DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEMSELVES
DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEMSELVES HAVING TROUBLE.
HAVING TROUBLE. >> LEADERS DIDN’T GET ALL THEIR
>> LEADERS DIDN’T GET ALL THEIR STUFF TOGETHER, IT IS A STRESS
STUFF TOGETHER, IT IS A STRESS ISSUE, JUST DIDN’T HAVE THE
ISSUE, JUST DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT APP, THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY
RIGHT APP, THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND THAT
TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND THAT BECOMES A PROBLEM.
BECOMES A PROBLEM. IT’S THE SAME THING WE SAW WAS
IT’S THE SAME THING WE SAW WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS MENTIONED
PRESIDENT TRUMP AS MENTIONED BEFORE ON OBAMACARE WHEN IT
BEFORE ON OBAMACARE WHEN IT FIRST LAUNCHED.
FIRST LAUNCHED. THIS WHOLE EMPHASIS OF GIVE IT
THIS WHOLE EMPHASIS OF GIVE IT TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE
TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO EVERYTHING,
GOVERNMENT CAN DO EVERYTHING, GIVE US HEALTH CARE, GIVE US ALL
GIVE US HEALTH CARE, GIVE US ALL THESE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO,
THESE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO, DOING THE ELECTION AND I WAS THE
DOING THE ELECTION AND I WAS THE FIRST THING THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE
FIRST THING THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVE THEY CAN ACTUALLY DO
TO PROVE THEY CAN ACTUALLY DO BEFORE I TURN OVER THE REST OF
BEFORE I TURN OVER THE REST OF MY LIFE TO THEM.
MY LIFE TO THEM. I STILL THINK IT’S A SMART THING
I STILL THINK IT’S A SMART THING TO BE ABLE TO DO.
TO BE ABLE TO DO. THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY
THERE WAS SOMETHING VERY POWERFUL ABOUT INDIVIDUALS THEY
POWERFUL ABOUT INDIVIDUALS THEY CONTROL AND HAVE SOME
CONTROL AND HAVE SOME CONSISTENCIES IN THE PROCESS.
CONSISTENCIES IN THE PROCESS. >> Ed: HE ADMITTED HE WAS
>> Ed: HE ADMITTED HE WAS DISAPPOINTED HE ENDORSED FORMER
DISAPPOINTED HE ENDORSED FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAID
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAID HE CAN’T BELIEVE THEY HAVEN’T
HE CAN’T BELIEVE THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN ALL OF THIS TOGETHER BUT
GOTTEN ALL OF THIS TOGETHER BUT THEN HE WENT ON TO ATTACK YOUR
THEN HE WENT ON TO ATTACK YOUR PARTY OVER THE SENATE
PARTY OVER THE SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IT IS CLOSE TO
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IT IS CLOSE TO WRAPPING UP.
WRAPPING UP. LET’S HEAR HIM GIVE A FAIR SHOT.
LET’S HEAR HIM GIVE A FAIR SHOT. AND YOUR RESPONSE.
AND YOUR RESPONSE. >> PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THIS
>> PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THIS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WITHOUT ANY
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WITHOUT ANY NEW WITNESSES THAT SHOULD’VE
NEW WITNESSES THAT SHOULD’VE BEEN CALLED, NO NEW DOCUMENTS.
BEEN CALLED, NO NEW DOCUMENTS. I THINK THAT IS UNFORTUNATELY
I THINK THAT IS UNFORTUNATELY GOING TO BE THE LASTING IMPACT
GOING TO BE THE LASTING IMPACT OF THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS WAS
OF THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS WAS A TRIAL THAT WAS RIGGED FROM DAY
A TRIAL THAT WAS RIGGED FROM DAY ONE.
ONE. I WANT JOE TO MAKE HIS CASE, BUT
I WANT JOE TO MAKE HIS CASE, BUT WE HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT PROCESS
WE HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT PROCESS THAT HAS TO CONCLUDE BY VIRTUE
THAT HAS TO CONCLUDE BY VIRTUE OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION
OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION DEMANDS.
DEMANDS. >> Ed: REFERRED TO JOE BIDEN
>> Ed: REFERRED TO JOE BIDEN WHO HE HAS ENDORSED THAT HE’S
WHO HE HAS ENDORSED THAT HE’S GOING TO MAKE HIS CASE OUT
GOING TO MAKE HIS CASE OUT THERE.
THERE. HE THINKS THAT YOU AND OTHER
HE THINKS THAT YOU AND OTHER REPUBLICANS BREAK THIS.
REPUBLICANS BREAK THIS. >> THAT WAS THE OPENING LINE FOR
>> THAT WAS THE OPENING LINE FOR THEM WHEN THEY STARTED THE VERY
THEM WHEN THEY STARTED THE VERY FIRST DAY, THEY ASKED FOR 11
FIRST DAY, THEY ASKED FOR 11 DIFFERENT AMENDMENTS, PEOPLE
DIFFERENT AMENDMENTS, PEOPLE SAYING THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS
SAYING THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS WE DIDN’T DO IN A HOUSE, WE
WE DIDN’T DO IN A HOUSE, WE WOULD LIKE THE SENATE TO DO AND
WOULD LIKE THE SENATE TO DO AND IT MADE THE POLITICAL ARGUMENT
IT MADE THE POLITICAL ARGUMENT VERY CLEAR FOR THEM.
VERY CLEAR FOR THEM. WENT TO GO AS FAST AS THEY COULD
WENT TO GO AS FAST AS THEY COULD AND THEN DRAG IT OUT AS LONG AS
AND THEN DRAG IT OUT AS LONG AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD IN THE
THEY POSSIBLY COULD IN THE SENATE, NOT TO GAIN MORE
SENATE, NOT TO GAIN MORE INFORMATION, THEY NEEDED THAT
INFORMATION, THEY NEEDED THAT INFORMATION AND HAD EVERY
INFORMATION AND HAD EVERY ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO GET IT.
ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO GET IT. SAID THE PRESIDENT SAID NO, HE
SAID THE PRESIDENT SAID NO, HE WOULDN’T TURN OVER IMMEDIATELY
WOULDN’T TURN OVER IMMEDIATELY BUT PRESIDENT CLINTON AND DIDN’T
BUT PRESIDENT CLINTON AND DIDN’T EITHER, I WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN
EITHER, I WAS IN THE HOUSE WHEN WE WERE DEALING WITH FAST AND
WE WERE DEALING WITH FAST AND FURIOUS, THREE YEARS HE PUSHED
FURIOUS, THREE YEARS HE PUSHED BACK AND SAID HE’S NOT GOING TO
BACK AND SAID HE’S NOT GOING TO TURN OVER DOCUMENTS.
TURN OVER DOCUMENTS. YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND
YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND MAKE A RIGHT, THEIR GOAL WAS IN
MAKE A RIGHT, THEIR GOAL WAS IN GATHERING INFORMATION, THEY KNEW
GATHERING INFORMATION, THEY KNEW FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THEIR
FROM THE BEGINNING THAT THEIR GOAL WAS TO DRAG IT OUT AS LONG
GOAL WAS TO DRAG IT OUT AS LONG AS THEY COULD.
AS THEY COULD. >> Ed: NOW WE SEE THE FINISH
>> Ed: NOW WE SEE THE FINISH LINE WHICH COULD BE AN ACQUITTAL
LINE WHICH COULD BE AN ACQUITTAL VOTE AS EARLY AS TOMORROW.
VOTE AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. YOU’RE GOING TO SPEAK ON THE
YOU’RE GOING TO SPEAK ON THE FLOOR LATER, WHAT ARE YOUR
FLOOR LATER, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DEMOCRATIC
THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUE JOE MANCHIN SAYING
COLLEAGUE JOE MANCHIN SAYING HANG ON A SECOND, MAYBE THERE
HANG ON A SECOND, MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE A CENSURE OF THE
SHOULD BE A CENSURE OF THE PRESIDENT, THE CALL WAS
PRESIDENT, THE CALL WAS INAPPROPRIATE BUT HE SHOULDN’T
INAPPROPRIATE BUT HE SHOULDN’T BE REMOVED.
BE REMOVED. ARE YOU OPEN-MINDED ABOUT A
ARE YOU OPEN-MINDED ABOUT A CENSURE VOTE OR NO?
CENSURE VOTE OR NO? >> WHEN I LOOK AT THE FACTS
>> WHEN I LOOK AT THE FACTS AROUND THE CALL AND YOU GET ALL
AROUND THE CALL AND YOU GET ALL THE DETAILS ON IT, THE WAY BOTH
THE DETAILS ON IT, THE WAY BOTH THE MONEY WAS SENT TO UKRAINE
THE MONEY WAS SENT TO UKRAINE AND THE TIMING OF IT WHEN
AND THE TIMING OF IT WHEN EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE LEAVING OUT
EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE LEAVING OUT AS THE TIMING WAS THE SAME.
AS THE TIMING WAS THE SAME. THE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE ARE
THE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE ARE FOCUSED ON 2019 SAYING THIS IS
FOCUSED ON 2019 SAYING THIS IS SOME ANOMALY.
SOME ANOMALY. THAT TIMING WAS CONSISTENT WITH
THAT TIMING WAS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER YEARS.
OTHER YEARS. JOE MANCHIN ENDS UP VOTING WITH
JOE MANCHIN ENDS UP VOTING WITH THE REPUBLICANS ON THIS
THE REPUBLICANS ON THIS IMPEACHMENT SAYING THIS IS NOT
IMPEACHMENT SAYING THIS IS NOT AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, THAT
AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME IN THE
WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY A
HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY A DEMOCRAT HAS NOT VOTED STRAIGHT
DEMOCRAT HAS NOT VOTED STRAIGHT PARTY ON AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE.
PARTY ON AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE. >> Ed: DEMOCRATS COULD
>> Ed: DEMOCRATS COULD POTENTIALLY VOTE TO ACQUIT, SO
POTENTIALLY VOTE TO ACQUIT, SO WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS IT WOULD
WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS IT WOULD ESSENTIALLY BE A BIPARTISAN
ESSENTIALLY BE A BIPARTISAN ACQUITTAL WHICH YOU WHEN THE
ACQUITTAL WHICH YOU WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS WOULD BE
PRESIDENT AND OTHERS WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY WE’VE MOVED ON HERE.
ABLE TO SAY WE’VE MOVED ON HERE. >> WAS BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION, I
>> WAS BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION, I ASSUME THIS WOULD BE BIPARTISAN
ASSUME THIS WOULD BE BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE AS
OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE AS WELL, SAYING THIS IS NOT AN
WELL, SAYING THIS IS NOT AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AND YOU LOOK
IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AND YOU LOOK AT ALL THE FACTS, THIS IS A
AT ALL THE FACTS, THIS IS A NONSTORY.
NONSTORY. >> Ed: DO YOU THINK THE
>> Ed: DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ABLE TO RESIST
PRESIDENT WILL BE ABLE TO RESIST SPIKING THE FOOTBALL TONIGHT
SPIKING THE FOOTBALL TONIGHT BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING
BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU’RE SAYING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR A
ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR A BIPARTISAN ACQUITTAL AND MORE
BIPARTISAN ACQUITTAL AND MORE BROADLY AND IMPORTANTLY ON THE
BROADLY AND IMPORTANTLY ON THE SUBSTANCE, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO
SUBSTANCE, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT ABOUT
HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE AGENDA MOVING FORWARD?
THE AGENDA MOVING FORWARD? >> THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD NEWS.
>> THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD NEWS. I THINK YOU’LL STAY FOCUSED ON
I THINK YOU’LL STAY FOCUSED ON THE GOOD NEWS, ALL THE POSITIVE
THE GOOD NEWS, ALL THE POSITIVE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH
THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH JOBS, TRADE ISSUES, WE HAVE HAD
JOBS, TRADE ISSUES, WE HAVE HAD NAFTA ISSUES FOR A LONG TIME,
NAFTA ISSUES FOR A LONG TIME, CHINA DOING A PHASE ONE TRADE
CHINA DOING A PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL THERE, ALL THESE THINGS
DEAL THERE, ALL THESE THINGS WERE VERY HELPFUL TO THE COUNTRY
WERE VERY HELPFUL TO THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.
AS A WHOLE. EVERY WORKER, EVERYBODY EVERY
EVERY WORKER, EVERYBODY EVERY STATE, I THINK THE PRESIDENT
STATE, I THINK THE PRESIDENT WILL FOCUS ON THAT.
WILL FOCUS ON THAT. I DOUBT IT WILL GET INTO
I DOUBT IT WILL GET INTO IMPEACHMENT AT ALL BUT I WOULD
IMPEACHMENT AT ALL BUT I WOULD FULLY EXPECT ON WEDNESDAY WHEN
FULLY EXPECT ON WEDNESDAY WHEN THE IMPEACHMENT VOTE IS DONE IF
THE IMPEACHMENT VOTE IS DONE IF HE HAS CLEARED HE WILL SPIKE THE
HE HAS CLEARED HE WILL SPIKE THE FOOTBALL ON WEDNESDAY BUT I
FOOTBALL ON WEDNESDAY BUT I WOULDN’T GUESS IT WOULD BE
WOULDN’T GUESS IT WOULD BE TONIGHT.
TONIGHT. >> Ed: IT’LL BE A TOUCHDOWN
>> Ed: IT’LL BE A TOUCHDOWN WHEN HE SCORES ON ACQUITTAL,
WHEN HE SCORES ON ACQUITTAL, SPIKE THE FOOTBALL A POLITICAL
SPIKE THE FOOTBALL A POLITICAL RALLY BUT NOT TONIGHT.
RALLY BUT NOT TONIGHT. >> THEN HE’S BACK RIGHT UP AGAIN
>> THEN HE’S BACK RIGHT UP AGAIN THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THE NATIONAL
THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THE NATIONAL BREAKFAST THURSDAY MORNING AND
BREAKFAST THURSDAY MORNING AND THAT’S NOT THE SPOT TO TALK

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