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McConnell on Trump's tweets: He should listen to Barr

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DEMOCRATS CHANGE THEIR TUNE ABOUT GOING AFTER BILL BARR.
ABOUT GOING AFTER BILL BARR. BRET?
BRET? >> Bret: MIKE EMANUEL LIVE ON
>> Bret: MIKE EMANUEL LIVE ON THE HILL.
THE HILL. LET’S GET SOME INSIGHT TONIGHT.
LET’S GET SOME INSIGHT TONIGHT. WE ARE PLEASED TO BE JOINED BY
WE ARE PLEASED TO BE JOINED BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL.
McCONNELL. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. YOU HEARD ABOUT THE
YOU HEARD ABOUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HIS CONCERN
ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETING,
ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETING, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO HIS
MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO HIS JOB.
JOB. YOUR REACTION TO THAT?
YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> THE PRESIDENT MADE A GREAT
>> THE PRESIDENT MADE A GREAT CHOICE WHEN HE PICKED BILL BARR
CHOICE WHEN HE PICKED BILL BARR DO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, I THINK
DO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, I THINK THE PRESIDENT SHOULD LISTEN TO
THE PRESIDENT SHOULD LISTEN TO HIS ADVICE.
HIS ADVICE. >> Bret: YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
>> Bret: YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE TWEETING AS WELL?
WITH THE TWEETING AS WELL? >> MAYBE THE PRESIDENTIAL LISTEN
>> MAYBE THE PRESIDENTIAL LISTEN TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. >> Bret: DO YOU THINK HIS
>> Bret: DO YOU THINK HIS TWEET ABOUT THE OPINION ON THE
TWEET ABOUT THE OPINION ON THE ROGER STONE SENTENCING IS
ROGER STONE SENTENCING IS INAPPROPRIATE?
INAPPROPRIATE? >> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID
>> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID IT’S MAKING HIM DIFFICULT TO DO
IT’S MAKING HIM DIFFICULT TO DO HIS JOB.
HIS JOB. I THINK THE PRESIDENT OUGHT TO
I THINK THE PRESIDENT OUGHT TO LISTEN TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
LISTEN TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BECAUSE WITHOUT SENDING
BECAUSE WITHOUT SENDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, HE’S
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, HE’S THE TOP PERSON IN THE COUNTRY.
THE TOP PERSON IN THE COUNTRY. THE PRESIDENT MADE A WIDE
THE PRESIDENT MADE A WIDE SELECTION IN PICKING BILL BARR
SELECTION IN PICKING BILL BARR PAIR THEY GOT TO LISTEN TO HIM.
PAIR THEY GOT TO LISTEN TO HIM. >> U-VALUE PRESENTED.
>> U-VALUE PRESENTED. ARE YOU CONCERNED AT ALL THAT
ARE YOU CONCERNED AT ALL THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS MIND HAS
PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS MIND HAS POLITICIZED OF THE DEPARTMENT OF
POLITICIZED OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OR THIS IS BECOME THE
JUSTICE OR THIS IS BECOME THE NEW NORMAL FOR HIM?
NEW NORMAL FOR HIM? >> I KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING.
>> I KEEP SAYING THE SAME THING. >> Bret: I’M TALKING ABOUT
>> Bret: I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU.
YOU. >> I THINK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
>> I THINK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT.
KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. I’M NOT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BUT
I’M NOT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BUT I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BILL BARR.
I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BILL BARR. I THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB
I THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB AND I THINK HE’S TOLD THE
AND I THINK HE’S TOLD THE PRESIDENT, THIS IS NOT HELPFUL,
PRESIDENT, THIS IS NOT HELPFUL, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO
MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO DO HIS JOB.
DO HIS JOB. I THINK THE PRESIDENT WILL
I THINK THE PRESIDENT WILL LISTEN TO IT.
LISTEN TO IT. >> Bret: ALONG THE SAME LINES,
>> Bret: ALONG THE SAME LINES, SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS VOTED THE
SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS VOTED THE WAY SHE VOTED IN THE IMPEACHMENT
WAY SHE VOTED IN THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT THE
TRIAL BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE LEARNED FROM
PRESIDENT WILL HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS PROCESS.
THIS PROCESS. SHE SCALED THAT BACK A LITTLE
SHE SCALED THAT BACK A LITTLE BIT.
BIT. TAKE A LISTEN.
TAKE A LISTEN. >> I WOULD HOPE THAT HE WOULD
>> I WOULD HOPE THAT HE WOULD NOT DO IT AGAIN.
NOT DO IT AGAIN. >> WHY DO YOU HAVE THE FEELING
>> WHY DO YOU HAVE THE FEELING THAT HE HAS CHANGED?
THAT HE HAS CHANGED? >> I MAY NOT BE CORRECT ON THAT.
>> I MAY NOT BE CORRECT ON THAT. IT’S MORE ASPIRATIONAL ON MY
IT’S MORE ASPIRATIONAL ON MY PART.
PART. >> WHAT LESSON DID YOU LEARN
>> WHAT LESSON DID YOU LEARN FROM IMPEACHMENT?
FROM IMPEACHMENT? >> THE DEMOCRATS ARE CROOKED.
>> THE DEMOCRATS ARE CROOKED. THEY DO A LOT OF CROOKED THINGS.
THEY DO A LOT OF CROOKED THINGS. THEY ARE VICIOUS.
THEY ARE VICIOUS. THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE BROUGHT
THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE BROUGHT IMPEACHMENT.
IMPEACHMENT. MY NUMBERS ARE TEN POINTS
MY NUMBERS ARE TEN POINTS HIGHER.
HIGHER. >> Bret: DO YOU THINK THE
>> Bret: DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT WAS CHASTENED BY THE
PRESIDENT WAS CHASTENED BY THE PROCESS AT ALL OR DID YOU EXPECT
PROCESS AT ALL OR DID YOU EXPECT THEM TO BE?
THEM TO BE? >> I WILL GIVE YOU MY OPINION.
>> I WILL GIVE YOU MY OPINION. THIS WOULD MAKE IMPEACHMENT MORE
THIS WOULD MAKE IMPEACHMENT MORE LIKELY TO BE A ROUTINE MATTER
LIKELY TO BE A ROUTINE MATTER AND THIS IS SOMETHING THE
AND THIS IS SOMETHING THE FEDERALIST PAPERS AND THE
FEDERALIST PAPERS AND THE FOUNDERS MADE CLEAR THAT THEY
FOUNDERS MADE CLEAR THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HAPPEN AND THE
DIDN’T WANT TO HAPPEN AND THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOW
FACT THAT THEY ARE NOW MENTIONING THE WORD IMPEACHMENT
MENTIONING THE WORD IMPEACHMENT AGAIN IN CONNECTION WITH THE
AGAIN IN CONNECTION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ONLY PROVES MY
ATTORNEY GENERAL ONLY PROVES MY POINT.
POINT. I THINK THE REASON WE GOT A
I THINK THE REASON WE GOT A SOLID VOTE AGAINST IMPEACHMENT
SOLID VOTE AGAINST IMPEACHMENT IN THE SENATE WAS THAT ALMOST
IN THE SENATE WAS THAT ALMOST ALL OF MY MEMBERS, IF NOT ALL OF
ALL OF MY MEMBERS, IF NOT ALL OF THEM, MAYBE WITH ONE EXCEPTION,
THEM, MAYBE WITH ONE EXCEPTION, FELT THAT THIS WAS NOT AN
FELT THAT THIS WAS NOT AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.
IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. THE FOUNDERS DIDN’T WANT THE
THE FOUNDERS DIDN’T WANT THE HOUSE TO CONSTANTLY BE DOING
HOUSE TO CONSTANTLY BE DOING IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTIONS BECAUSE
IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTIONS BECAUSE THEY HAD A POLICY DIFFERENCE OR
THEY HAD A POLICY DIFFERENCE OR DIDN’T LIKE SOMEBODY.
DIDN’T LIKE SOMEBODY. I THINK IT’S PRETTY CLEAR THE
I THINK IT’S PRETTY CLEAR THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS JUST DON’T LIKE
HOUSE DEMOCRATS JUST DON’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT.
THE PRESIDENT. >> Bret: DO YOU THINK
>> Bret: DO YOU THINK SENATOR COLLINS AND HER
SENATOR COLLINS AND HER EXPLANATION HURT HER CHANCES FOR
EXPLANATION HURT HER CHANCES FOR REELECTION?
REELECTION? >> I THINK SENATOR COLLINS IS
>> I THINK SENATOR COLLINS IS GOING TO BE REELECTED.
GOING TO BE REELECTED. I THINK SHE CAN HANDLE THIS BUT
I THINK SHE CAN HANDLE THIS BUT DOESN’T NEED ANY ADVICE FOR ME
DOESN’T NEED ANY ADVICE FOR ME WHAT TO SAY, I’M HAPPY TO SPEAK
WHAT TO SAY, I’M HAPPY TO SPEAK ON MYSELF.
ON MYSELF. >> Bret: STEVE BANNON WRITES
>> Bret: STEVE BANNON WRITES ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, HE IS MAD
ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, HE IS MAD AND HE SHOULD BE MAD FOR THE
AND HE SHOULD BE MAD FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND THE MEDIA WASTED
DEMOCRATS AND THE MEDIA WASTED THE NATIONS THREE YEARS OF TIME
THE NATIONS THREE YEARS OF TIME ON A WITCH HUNT AND UNDERSTANDS
ON A WITCH HUNT AND UNDERSTANDS USING THE FULL POWER OF THE
USING THE FULL POWER OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE PEARL CLUSTERS
PRESIDENCY, THE PEARL CLUSTERS BETTER GET USED TO IT.
BETTER GET USED TO IT. DO YOU THINK MORE IS GETTING
DO YOU THINK MORE IS GETTING DOWN THE PIPE?
DOWN THE PIPE? >> I DON’T KNOW.
>> I DON’T KNOW. THE PRESIDENT IS DIFFERENT, AS
THE PRESIDENT IS DIFFERENT, AS WE KNOW.
WE KNOW. THE FACT HE’S DIFFERENT IS
THE FACT HE’S DIFFERENT IS AWFULLY ATTRACTED TO A LOT OF
AWFULLY ATTRACTED TO A LOT OF AMERICANS.
AMERICANS. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN ELECTION
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER.
THIS NOVEMBER. THAT’S THE OTHER ARGUMENT.
THAT’S THE OTHER ARGUMENT. THE AMERICA PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
THE AMERICA PEOPLE ARE GOING TO MAKE THIS DECISION OR THE SENATE
MAKE THIS DECISION OR THE SENATE AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO
AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMIND YOUR VIEW IS NOT ONLY HAD
REMIND YOUR VIEW IS NOT ONLY HAD THE PRESIDENT BE REMOVED FROM
THE PRESIDENT BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, ELLA BENEVENTO HIM FROM
RUNNING.
RUNNING. IT WOULD BE THE SENATE
IT WOULD BE THE SENATE DETERMINING WHO THE NOMINEE WAS,
DETERMINING WHO THE NOMINEE WAS, TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.
TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE. >> Bret: ANOTHER VOTE TODAY,
>> Bret: ANOTHER VOTE TODAY, WAR POWERS ACT.
WAR POWERS ACT. >> THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO
>> THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO EMBARRASS THE PRESIDENT?
EMBARRASS THE PRESIDENT? IT’S GOING TO BE A BIPARTISAN
IT’S GOING TO BE A BIPARTISAN ONE.
ONE. WE NEED TO STOP ATTENDING THAT
WE NEED TO STOP ATTENDING THAT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE NOT
BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE NOT CONCERNED WITH THE PRESIDENT
CONCERNED WITH THE PRESIDENT HAVING TOO MUCH LEEWAY WITH THE
HAVING TOO MUCH LEEWAY WITH THE MATTERS OF WAR AND PEACE.
MATTERS OF WAR AND PEACE. >> Bret: YOUR REACTION TO THAT
>> Bret: YOUR REACTION TO THAT AND IS THERE ANY CONSEQUENCE FOR
AND IS THERE ANY CONSEQUENCE FOR THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO PUT THEM
THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO PUT THEM UP ON THE SCREEN?
UP ON THE SCREEN? >> NO CONSEQUENCE.
>> NO CONSEQUENCE. BUT THE WAR POWERS ACT, WHICH
BUT THE WAR POWERS ACT, WHICH EVERY PRESIDENT HAS FELT WAS
EVERY PRESIDENT HAS FELT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SOUGHT TO PUT
UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SOUGHT TO PUT A 60 DAY CLOCK ON A COMBAT
A 60 DAY CLOCK ON A COMBAT MISSION.
MISSION. TAKING OUT SO
IT TOOK MAYBE ABOUT60 SECONDS.
IT TOOK MAYBE ABOUT60 SECONDS. THE WAR POWERS ACT IS ABOUT 60
THE WAR POWERS ACT IS ABOUT 60 DAYS.
DAYS. COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE
COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO THE ABILITY OF ANY
RESPONSE TO THE ABILITY OF ANY PRESIDENT TO RESPOND TO
PRESIDENT TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES AND THAT HAS BEEN
EMERGENCIES AND THAT HAS BEEN DONE OVER AND OVER AGAIN BY
DONE OVER AND OVER AGAIN BY PRESIDENTS GOING BACK ALL THE
PRESIDENTS GOING BACK ALL THE WOULD BE BE GIVING YOU.
WOULD BE BE GIVING YOU. >> WASN’T THERE AND A MEMBER IN
>> WASN’T THERE AND A MEMBER IN SAYING THAT IT WAS OKAY BUT IF
SAYING THAT IT WAS OKAY BUT IF YOU DO A FULL SCALE ACTION, IT’S
YOU DO A FULL SCALE ACTION, IT’S OKAY?
OKAY? >> LET ME CONTRASTED WITH THE
>> LET ME CONTRASTED WITH THE WAY I HANDLED PRESIDENT OBAMA’S
WAY I HANDLED PRESIDENT OBAMA’S KILLING OF USAMA BIN LADEN.
KILLING OF USAMA BIN LADEN. I WAS NOT CALLED IN ADVANCED.
I WAS NOT CALLED IN ADVANCED. I’M NOT DOMINANT PART OF THE
I’M NOT DOMINANT PART OF THE GANG OF EIGHT.
GANG OF EIGHT. I WAS NOT OFFENDED.
I WAS NOT OFFENDED. I GOT CALLED THE NEXT DAY.
I GOT CALLED THE NEXT DAY. I SAID, CONGRATULATIONS TAKING
I SAID, CONGRATULATIONS TAKING OUT THIS TERRORIST, AND I SENT
OUT THIS TERRORIST, AND I SENT OUT A PUBLIC STATEMENT
OUT A PUBLIC STATEMENT CONGRATULATING PRESIDENT OBAMA
CONGRATULATING PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR DOING SOMETHING IMPORTANT.
FOR DOING SOMETHING IMPORTANT. IF PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD TAKEN OUT
IF PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD TAKEN OUT SOLEIMANI THERE WOULDN’T BE A
SOLEIMANI THERE WOULDN’T BE A DEMOCRAT AROUND WHO WOULD NOT
DEMOCRAT AROUND WHO WOULD NOT SAY GREAT JOB.
SAY GREAT JOB. >> Bret: YOU ARE SAYING THESE
>> Bret: YOU ARE SAYING THESE REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO
REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO FEEL THE BLOWBACK?
FEEL THE BLOWBACK? >> WE DON’T HAVE A DOG HOUSE IN
>> WE DON’T HAVE A DOG HOUSE IN THE SENATE.
THE SENATE. I DISAGREED WITH THEM.
I DISAGREED WITH THEM. I THINK THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE
I THINK THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE TRIGGER THE WAR POWERS ACT.
TRIGGER THE WAR POWERS ACT. THE PRESIDENT WAS ENTIRELY
THE PRESIDENT WAS ENTIRELY WITHIN HIS AUTHORITY TO TAKE OUT
WITHIN HIS AUTHORITY TO TAKE OUT SOLEIMANI.
SOLEIMANI. >> Bret: YOUR NAME COMES UP ON
>> Bret: YOUR NAME COMES UP ON THE TRAIL QUITE A BIT.
THE TRAIL QUITE A BIT. TAKE A LISTEN.
TAKE A LISTEN. >> PROTECT US FROM GUN VIOLENCE,
>> PROTECT US FROM GUN VIOLENCE, RAISE WAGES.
RAISE WAGES. BUT THAT CANNOT GET PAST MITCH
BUT THAT CANNOT GET PAST MITCH McCONNELL’S SENATE.
McCONNELL’S SENATE. >> WE BETTER GET BE WORKING HARD
>> WE BETTER GET BE WORKING HARD ON, THAT’S TAKE BACK THE SENATE
ON, THAT’S TAKE BACK THE SENATE AND PUT MITCH McCONNELL OUT OF
AND PUT MITCH McCONNELL OUT OF A JOB.
A JOB. >> Bret: DEMOCRATS SAY THERE
>> Bret: DEMOCRATS SAY THERE ARE 395 HOUSE BILLS THAT PASSED
ARE 395 HOUSE BILLS THAT PASSED THE HOUSE THAT HAVE BEEN
THE HOUSE THAT HAVE BEEN REJECTED OR SITTING IN THE
REJECTED OR SITTING IN THE SENATE.
SENATE. IS THAT TRUE, NUMBER ONE, AND
IS THAT TRUE, NUMBER ONE, AND TWO, CAN ANYTHING MOVE FORWARD?
TWO, CAN ANYTHING MOVE FORWARD? >> IT IS TRUE.
>> IT IS TRUE. THEY’VE BEEN ON A FULL
THEY’VE BEEN ON A FULL LEFT-WING...
LEFT-WING... PARADE OVER THERE.
PARADE OVER THERE. TROTTING OUT ALL THEIR LEFT-WING
TROTTING OUT ALL THEIR LEFT-WING SOLUTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE
SOLUTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ISSUES IN THE FALL CAMPAIGN.
ISSUES IN THE FALL CAMPAIGN. THEY ARE RIGHT.
THEY ARE RIGHT. WE ARE NOT GOING TO PASS MAKE
WE ARE NOT GOING TO PASS MAKE THOSE.
THOSE. WE HAVE DIVIDED GOVERNMENT.
WE HAVE DIVIDED GOVERNMENT. WHEN YOU HAVE A DIVIDED
WHEN YOU HAVE A DIVIDED GOVERNMENT, YOU HAVE TWO WORK ON
GOVERNMENT, YOU HAVE TWO WORK ON THINGS WE AGREE ON.
THINGS WE AGREE ON. WE AGREED ON GOVERNMENT
WE AGREED ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
SPENDING. WE AGREED ON THE
WE AGREED ON THE U.S.-BICYCLE-CANADA FREE TRADE
U.S.-BICYCLE-CANADA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT.
AGREEMENT. WE WILL PROBABLY REACH AN
WE WILL PROBABLY REACH AN AGREEMENT ON AN INFRASTRUCTURE
AGREEMENT ON AN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL.
DEAL. >> Bret: REALLY?
>> Bret: REALLY? >> A PARKS BILL.
>> A PARKS BILL. IT MAY NOT BE A BIG BILL BECAUSE
IT MAY NOT BE A BIG BILL BECAUSE THAT WOULD REQUIRE DEALING WITH
THAT WOULD REQUIRE DEALING WITH THE REVENUE SOURCES THAT BOTH
THE REVENUE SOURCES THAT BOTH SIDES ARE NERVOUS ABOUT RAISING
SIDES ARE NERVOUS ABOUT RAISING THE GAS TAX WHICH IS A TAX ON
THE GAS TAX WHICH IS A TAX ON LOW INCOME PEOPLE.
LOW INCOME PEOPLE. IT’S NOT THAT WE AREN’T DOING
IT’S NOT THAT WE AREN’T DOING ANYTHING.
ANYTHING. IT’S WE AREN’T DOING WHAT THE
IT’S WE AREN’T DOING WHAT THE HOUSEEMOCRATS AND THESE
HOUSEEMOCRATS AND THESE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT ON THE
CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT ON THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET WANTS TO DO.
DEMOCRATIC TICKET WANTS TO DO. >> Bret: WHAT ABOUT
>> Bret: WHAT ABOUT PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? >> WE ARE WRESTLING WITH THAT.
>> WE ARE WRESTLING WITH THAT. THERE ARE DIFFERENCES ON BOTH
THERE ARE DIFFERENCES ON BOTH SIDES ABOUT HOW TO GET OUT OF
SIDES ABOUT HOW TO GET OUT OF THAT AND I THINK THERE IS A
THAT AND I THINK THERE IS A CHANCE WE ARE GOING TO LEGISLATE
CHANCE WE ARE GOING TO LEGISLATE ALL OF THAT.
ALL OF THAT. >> Bret: POSSIBLY BEFORE THE
>> Bret: POSSIBLY BEFORE THE END OF THIS CONGRESS?
END OF THIS CONGRESS? >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. >> Bret: THE SUPREME COURT
>> Bret: THE SUPREME COURT OPENING UP BEFORE THE NOVEMBER
OPENING UP BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, WOULD YOU HOLD THAT
ELECTION, WOULD YOU HOLD THAT SEAT OPEN LIKE YOU DID FOR
SEAT OPEN LIKE YOU DID FOR MERRICK GARLAND TO LET VOTERS
MERRICK GARLAND TO LET VOTERS DECIDE WHAT PRESIDENTIAL
DECIDE WHAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PICK THE NEXT
CANDIDATES PICK THE NEXT JUSTICE?
JUSTICE? >> LET ME REMIND YOU WHAT I SAID
>> LET ME REMIND YOU WHAT I SAID IN 2016.
IN 2016. HE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE
HE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE 1880s TO FIND AT THE LAST TIME
1880s TO FIND AT THE LAST TIME A VACANCY ON THE SUPREME COURT
A VACANCY ON THE SUPREME COURT OCCURRING DURING A PRESIDENTIAL
OCCURRING DURING A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR WAS CONFIRMED BY A
ELECTION YEAR WAS CONFIRMED BY A SENATE OF A DIFFERENT PARTY THAN
SENATE OF A DIFFERENT PARTY THAN THE PRESIDENT.
THE PRESIDENT. THAT WAS THE SITUATION IN 2016.
THAT WAS THE SITUATION IN 2016. THAT WOULD NOT BE THE SITUATION
THAT WOULD NOT BE THE SITUATION IN 2020.
IN 2020. I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY VACANCY,
I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY VACANCY, BUT IF YOU ARE ASKING ME A
BUT IF YOU ARE ASKING ME A HYPOTHETICAL WHETHER THIS
HYPOTHETICAL WHETHER THIS REPUBLICAN SENATE WOULD CONFIRM
REPUBLICAN SENATE WOULD CONFIRM A MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COURT TO
A MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COURT TO A VACANCY THAT CREATED THIS
A VACANCY THAT CREATED THIS YEAR --
YEAR -- >> Bret: BEFORE NOVEMBER.
>> Bret: BEFORE NOVEMBER. >> WE WOULD FILL IT.
>> WE WOULD FILL IT. >> Bret: WOULDN’T YOU HEAR
>> Bret: WOULDN’T YOU HEAR HOWELLS?
HOWELLS? >> WE WOULD BUT I REMIND YOU
>> WE WOULD BUT I REMIND YOU WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU.
WHAT I JUST TOLD YOU. THE ASCENDANT IS IN THE SAME
THE ASCENDANT IS IN THE SAME PARTY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE
PARTY AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND IN THAT
UNITED STATES AND IN THAT SITUATION, WE WOULD BOTH.
SITUATION, WE WOULD BOTH. >> Bret: WOULD THERE BE ANY
>> Bret: WOULD THERE BE ANY JUDICIAL VACANCIES LEFT
JUDICIAL VACANCIES LEFT UNFILLED?
UNFILLED? >> I HOPE NOT.
>> I HOPE NOT. >> YOU ARE MOVING THEM THROUGH?
>> YOU ARE MOVING THEM THROUGH? >> YES.
>> YES. >> Bret: DO YOU RISK CRITICISM
>> Bret: DO YOU RISK CRITICISM IF YOU DO THE JUDGES BUT YOU
IF YOU DO THE JUDGES BUT YOU DON’T GET THOSE OTHER BIG THINGS
DON’T GET THOSE OTHER BIG THINGS DONE LIKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS,
DONE LIKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, INFRASTRUCTURE.
INFRASTRUCTURE. >> I RISK CRITICISM EVERY DAY.
>> I RISK CRITICISM EVERY DAY. MY JOB IS TO TRY TO SET THE
MY JOB IS TO TRY TO SET THE PRIORITIES.
PRIORITIES. I HAVE FELT THAT OUR JUDICIARY
I HAVE FELT THAT OUR JUDICIARY WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT
WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITY.
RESPONSIBILITY. WE’VE DONE 51 THE CIRCUIT JUDGES
WE’VE DONE 51 THE CIRCUIT JUDGES IN THREE YEARS.
IN THREE YEARS. IT TOOK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DO
IT TOOK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DO 55.
55. I THINK CHANGING THE COURT
I THINK CHANGING THE COURT SYSTEM: PUTTING IN PLACE MEN AND
SYSTEM: PUTTING IN PLACE MEN AND WOMEN WHO BELIEVE THEIR JOB IS
WOMEN WHO BELIEVE THEIR JOB IS TO ACTUALLY INTERPRET THE LAW AS
TO ACTUALLY INTERPRET THE LAW AS IS WRITTEN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
IS WRITTEN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LONG-TERM THING WE CAN DO FOR
LONG-TERM THING WE CAN DO FOR THE COUNTRY AND ITS MY TOP
THE COUNTRY AND ITS MY TOP PRIORITY.
PRIORITY. >> Bret: LAST THING, AS YOU
>> Bret: LAST THING, AS YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC RACE
LOOK AT THE DEMOCRATIC RACE RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF ANGST ON THE
RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF ANGST ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE VERSUS
DEMOCRATIC SIDE VERSUS BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS A CENTRIST
BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS A CENTRIST OR MODERATE ROLE.
OR MODERATE ROLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK IF THERE WAS A
WHAT DO YOU THINK IF THERE WAS A PRESIDENT BERNIE SANDERS IF HE
PRESIDENT BERNIE SANDERS IF HE WAS ELECTED OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP
WAS ELECTED OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP IF HE’S THE NOMINEE?
IF HE’S THE NOMINEE? >> YOU’VE GOT TO WORRY ABOUT A
>> YOU’VE GOT TO WORRY ABOUT A NOMINEE WHO IS SO ATTRACTED TO
NOMINEE WHO IS SO ATTRACTED TO THE OLD SOVIET UNION YEARS AGO
THE OLD SOVIET UNION YEARS AGO THAT HIS WIFE AND HIM WENT TO A
THAT HIS WIFE AND HIM WENT TO A HONEYMOON TO MOSCOW DURING THE
HONEYMOON TO MOSCOW DURING THE COLD WAR.
COLD WAR. HE’S THE REAL DEAL.
HE’S THE REAL DEAL. WHAT BOTHERS ME MORE IS ALL THE
WHAT BOTHERS ME MORE IS ALL THE REST OF THEM SOUND VERY SIMILAR.
REST OF THEM SOUND VERY SIMILAR. THEY JUST DON’T DESCRIBE
THEY JUST DON’T DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS SOCIALISTS.
THEMSELVES AS SOCIALISTS. THEY MAY CALL THEMSELVES
THEY MAY CALL THEMSELVES MODERATES.
MODERATES. IF THE DEFINITION OF A MODERATE
IF THE DEFINITION OF A MODERATE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC
IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, THEY AREN’T FOR
PRIMARY, THEY AREN’T FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL BUT THE PUBLIC
MEDICARE FOR ALL BUT THE PUBLIC OPTION, THAT MEANS THE PUBLIC
OPTION, THAT MEANS THE PUBLIC OPTION THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE
OPTION THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE OPTION VERY SOON, HEADING THE
OPTION VERY SOON, HEADING THE SAME DIRECTION, SOCIALIZED
SAME DIRECTION, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE.
MEDICINE. I THINK THEY ARE ALL TAKING FAR
I THINK THEY ARE ALL TAKING FAR LEFT POSITIONS AND EVEN THOUGH
LEFT POSITIONS AND EVEN THOUGH BERNIE SANDERS GET SOME CREDIT
BERNIE SANDERS GET SOME CREDIT FOR TRUTH IN LABELING, THEY ARE
FOR TRUTH IN LABELING, THEY ARE I THINK ALL HEADING IN THE SAME
I THINK ALL HEADING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
DIRECTION. >> Bret: YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN
>> Bret: YOU HAVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THE HEALTH CARE
ANSWER FOR THE HEALTH CARE ATTACK.
ATTACK. COMING TIME AND TIME AGAIN,
COMING TIME AND TIME AGAIN, IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THERE’S NOT
IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THERE’S NOT A REPUBLICAN ANSWER YET.
A REPUBLICAN ANSWER YET. >> YOU MEAN ON PRESCRIPTION
>> YOU MEAN ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS?
DRUGS? >> Bret: I MEAN OVER ALL.
>> Bret: I MEAN OVER ALL. FIGHTING AGAINST OBAMACARE AND
FIGHTING AGAINST OBAMACARE AND FIGHTING AGAINST PRE-EXISTING
FIGHTING AGAINST PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.
CONDITIONS. THE PRESIDENT ON THE STATE OF
THE PRESIDENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION SAYS HE’S GOING TO
THE UNION SAYS HE’S GOING TO FIGHT FOR PRE-EXISTING
FIGHT FOR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS ON TIME.
CONDITIONS ON TIME. THERE’S OF THE ECONOMY AND NOT A
THERE’S OF THE ECONOMY AND NOT A WAY FORWARD.
WAY FORWARD. >> USE OF THE DEMOCRATS COULDN’T
>> USE OF THE DEMOCRATS COULDN’T EVEN PUT ON A CAUCUS IN IOWA.
EVEN PUT ON A CAUCUS IN IOWA. I DO NOT THINK YOU CAN PUT THEM

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