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news feeds. the posts encourage users to interact with likes and shares and comments. they seek to promote more authentic engagement. thanks for joining us this morning. >> "new day" starts right now. they have hashed out the tax bill. how did that commercial real estate provision get in. we'll see you tomorrow. >> the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour track. >> we felt a little bit of a jolt and then we were catapulted into the seats in front of us. >> they were climbing trying to get to the victims. >> the vote essentially get this is across the finish line. >> it was a closed process done with no hearsinings.
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>> a nation that does not protect procesperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad. >> the president did not specifically call o out russia's meddling in the election. >> it raises the question why he has this incredible aversion of criticizing putin publicly. >> this is "new day" with chris we he want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. the train that derailed in washington state was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone when it left the tracks, according to investigators. three people were killed and more than 100 others injured. the technology meant to automatically slow down the train was not activated. as rescuers race d to the scene president trump politicized the
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tragedy, promoting his plan for infrastructure improvements. ten minutes later he tweeted condolences to the victims. republican tax bill is expected to pass the house today before heading to the senate. it could be on the president's desk by tomorrow. a new cnn poll shows the plan is extremely unpopular with most americans. and there's new reporting on a win the president likes to talk about, appointment of supreme court justice neil gorsuch. president trump considered rescinding the nomination because he feared gorsuch wouldn't be loyal. cnn has every angle covered. let's start with stephanie elam, live from dupont, washington, the scene of the deadly train derailment. stephanie? >> reporter: good morning, chris. we've learned the ntsb has been able to recover the data recorder from the back of the train and has learned more about what may have caused this
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derailment. yet to still happen, though, an interview of the engineer. preliminary indications are that the train was traveling at 80 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour track. >> reporter: investigators announcing that this mangled amtrak train was traveling almost three times above the speed limit before jumping the tracks and hurdling over an overpass. >> things just started to tip over. and as it was going around and all of a sudden ended up on its side and everything went dark. >> reporter: the train making its first run from seattle to portland after a multi-million dollar track upgrade was not yet using safety technology designed to automatically stop a train from speeding when the deadly derailment controlled. >> emergency, emergency, emergency. we are on the ground. we are coming around the corner to take the bridge over i-5 there right nisqually and we are
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on the ground. >> reporter: mayor of a nearby town expressing separate concerns about the safety of the track earlier this month. >> when there is an accident and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it. >> you start to see the roof kind of peel. is this ever going to stop? >> reporter: army lieutenant was driving along the busy interstate when the train cars came trashing down. >> individuals had been ejected from the train on to the pavement. >> i heard people in there asking for help and stuff. people were yelling. there's people looking for each other, looking for loved ones. >> reporter: mccoy taking these photos from inside the train as he pulled passengers to safety. president trump talking politics before sending his condolences to survivors, tweeting shortly
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after the crash that the derailment, quote, shows more than ever why our soon-to-be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. >> reporter: what we know now is that three people lost their lives in this accident, 72 people were taken to hospitals, including ten in serious condition. what really is shocking here, chris, if you take a look, how that train fell on interstate 5. all the losses of life were contained on the train and no n were caused on the actual highway in those cars, which is quite amazing when you think about the fact that it was rush hour traffic at the time, chris. >> you make the right point, stephanie. as you know and i know, because we've covered these situations before, that didn't have to happen. were that ptc were activated -- it all comes down to money. were it up and running, that train would not have been going as fast as it was. thank you for being there for cnn. joining us now as a passenger who survived the derailment, anthony romundi, who
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worked for amtrak for years. can you hear us? >> i can hear you. >> thank you for joining us. thank god you're okay. is everybody with you that you were with? >> actually i was alone on the train. >> what can you tell us that you remember? >> i remember that we started to -- ride started to get a little rough. we started to lean. and then all of a sudden everything went dark and stuff started flying around inside the car. >> you worked for amtrak for 17 years. >> that's correct. >> it was your job spending time on trains or in the office? i'm asking just in terms of what kind of knowledge you have of what feels right and wrong when you're on the train. >> i was a ticket agent in st. paul, minnesota, but i've ridden many trains, both commuter and long distance trains.
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>> all right. did you get a sense that the train was traveling at a high rate of speed? >> to me, it was traveling at a normal rate of speed. that was my take on it. it was traveling at a normal rate of speed. the first -- this was the first time i was over this line. so i wasn't familiar with the curves or anything like that. but it was traveling at the normal rate of speed. >> and we know that this was a new route that they were doing with the train. what does it mean to you that it was going 80 miles an hour in a 30 track zone? >> well, that's probably not good. that's probably why it went off on the side over there. that's quite a difference in speed, that's for sure, based on what the speed limit is. >> and, anthony, what do you remember about the actual derailment? what was it like where you were?
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>> i was in business class, right behind the locomotive and the power car. as they said all of a sudden it started to come off track and the car started to lean and then everything went dark and stuff started flying around. picked ourselves up and shook ourselves off and one of the passengers pushed out the window. i helped the passenger get off of the train. he helped me get off of the train, climbing through the window and then we helped another passenger off. and then we went through the back of the -- one of the cars was jackknifed. went underneath the car and got clear of the scene. >> when you look at the pictures of the damage and how close it was to the highway and how many people were swrinjured, what dou
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think? >> i'm just really surprised that more people weren't killed in that thing, especially falling down on the highway. i also would like to express my condolences to the families that lost their loved ones on that train. i feel very bad about that. but, yeah, just surprised me there wasn't more, considering the cars hanging over the edge and that kind of stuff. >> did you see people who were injured when you were getting out? >> after i got out, i seen people come out of the train. one person had a cut over his left eyebrow. and i recall another person, his head was all kind of bloody. another person was just kind of very stressed and was kind of hysterical, said she couldn't move very well. that's what i remember. >> it's amazing when i look at
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the pictures of what happened there how many people walked away. thank god you're one of them. anthony, tough thing to have happen this close to the holidays but you're in much better shape than a lot of other people who were on that train. best to you and your family. thank you for letting us know what it was like to be on this amtrak train. >> well, thank you. i feel very, very lucky, that i came out with just a bruise here and there and bump here and there. i just feel very lucky, actually. >> you are. the best to you and your family for christmas. thank you for being with us this morning. >> and the best to you and your family also this holiday season. thank you. >> thank you. alisyn? >> okay, chris. this just in. new cnn poll shows a growing number of americans oppose the republican tax bill as the house is set to vote on it today. it also shows president trump's approval numbers at an all-time lol low. breaking down the poll numbers
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for us, david chalian. hi, david. >> a ten-point jump in just a month on this tax bill. take a look at it broken down by party, alisyn. opposition is growing among all party groups, republicans from 7% in november to 13% now, independents, their opposition grew by 12 points to 53% and democrats' opposition jumped by 10 points, too. republicans in favor of the bill grew even more. that grew by 12%. the favorability among republicans did grow as well. this issue that democrats have been hounding that this favors the wealthy more than middle class despite the republican
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talking points, it seems the american public is buying that argument, alisyn. it is 66% of americans, nearly two-thirds say that the wealthy will benefit from this. 27% say that it will be the middle class. you see the partisan divide there. obviously, republicans are more incline to believe it will, indeed, favor the middle class. how does it impact president trump's family is a question we asked the american people in this poll. 63% of americans say that the trump family will be better off because of this tax plan. only 5% say that the trump family will be worse off. and then, of course, as you noted, the big question, donald trump's approval number now sits at 35% in cnn polling. that is a numerical low for him in the entire tenure of his presidency throughout our polling all year long. 59% disapprove. if you stack that up against all his modern predecessors at this
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point in their presidency, you see that donald trump is at the bottom there. all his modern day predecessors were at a much stronger point at this, the end -- december of their first year in office than donald trump is. >> very interesting to see all these numbers in context. stick around, if you would. we have more questions for you. we want to bring in associate editor a.b. stoddard. why do you think opposition to this tax bill has grown so quickly since just last month? >> as the house bill was being sort of, you know, integrated with the senate bill and a larger discussion was had about which provisions would remain and which ones were too valuable to eliminate and which ones would pay for what, you saw sort of a game of wha krchlwhack-a-m a deficit would pop up and they would take something out.
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i'm not a tax policy expert. i consult them. people on both sides of this issue, in terms of both political leanings who watched this process, who know the code, who know what it was like when it was done in 1986, say it was a sloppy process put together in the interest of speed and not really a wholistic approach. americans have seen the debate continue over the weeks leading up to this christmas deadline, they're very concerned about how much it represents a boost to corporations in regards to a steep cut that's permanent versus cuts to middle income families, which are pretty modest and expire in seven years. >> so the bet here, david, for the republicans, seems to be pretty clear. they're hoping that this early tax cut, for most of the people in the different income strata, is good enough and the potential that there is a boost to the economy that they can write off to this tax cut and that's good
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enough. what happens in five, seven years, leave that to the future. >> i'll add one more piece to their bet, chris. they're betting that they're going to be rewarded by their voters next year for accomplishing a promise. that was the other piece, the political piece of this that was inside the conversation both on the senate side and the house side, inside the republican conferences. leadership was explaining to members day in and day out the imperative for them to be able to deliver a big ticket item that they promised to their voters. but you're right, i do think that is, no doubt, the benefit. in fact, you hear republicans now -- it's so interesting. almost sounding like the democrats did in 2010 with obamacare, which is, well, you're going to feel -- you, the american people, you're going to feel this result once it's enacted. you're going to see it. >> polling numbers aren't that different, by the way, as they were during the aca. you could argue tax cuts tend to
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be more popular than legislation that have kind of entitlement but poll numbers weren't that different back then, david. >> yeah, no. i mean, it was an uphill battle for democrats. they passed what was an unpopular piece of legislation. as you know, it has grown more popular with time. >> right. >> as people have gotten used to it. and i think republicans are hoping that this piece of legislation will also grow more popular with time if people feel a little more money in their pocket. >> they're banking on it. the nancy pelosi model of we have to pass it to see what's in it, david, is what they're banking on. anc a.b., i think the similarities are eerie. republicans railed against that then because they said you'll have to live it. you'll have to love it while you live it basically. let's show you the timeline for how fast tracked this is. the house is expected to vote on it today. the senate will take it up shortly after, whenever that
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happens and the final senate vote either later today or tomorrow and it will be on president trump's desk, they predict by tomorrow. >> well, they said they were going to have a christmas law. so that's what they're delivering on. it's been characterized by the president, as we know, as a big christmas present. this is the exact process that republicans criticized when democrats passed a partisan bill that was unpopular. the polling on this tax bill is worse than the polling on obamacare at the very same time in march of 2010. they passed it without republicans. they lost the house in a huge wave election in 2010. president trump's numbers are worse than obama's were at that time. the tax bill is more unpopular than obamacare was at that time. in all the generic polling advantage that we see for democrats in poll after poll, different ones, we're seeing wave numbers, which means between 8% and 15% advantage. this is really a grave concern
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for republicans. they had to deliver, as david said, on this promise. job done. box checked. doesn't mean it will get their majority re-elected in november. >> ancht .b. is right, poll num are similar. the process is not similar t took like a year. there were all these hearings. it was also a much more sophisticated piece of legislation, creating a new entitlement. some people will like that word, some people won't. the popularity of the president is also a good point, a.b. as david was referring to earlier, this is the lowest number we've seen for a president at a time when it's his biggest signature achievement. reconcile the two. >> let's have him have a signing ceremony and maybe he'll be able to reap some benefit of actually getting something done in the next round of polling. what this number reflects, quite frankly, chris, is a president
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who has seen steadfastly opposed to trying to increase that number. look at his public pronouncements, the way he tends to really cultivate his base of support and nothing beyond that, this is somebody who has said if i've got my 35, 36, 37% and they don't go anywhere, i'm going to be okay. it is a different model than most presidents who seek majority support and try to craft policies to court majority support that we've seen in the past do. donald trump seems very committed to just keeping his most steadfast followers in the poll. >> a.b., one more time, to look at it in context to where every other president was at this time in their tenure. it's striking. first of all it's striking to see that president bush in 2001, obviously after 9/11 was at 86%.
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86% of the country would agree on anything -- what are your thoughts? >> i agree with david. the reason that president trump is at that number is because he continues only to work kind of a divisive leadership that speaks only to his 35% and that is -- he absolutely could have come in here and started working with democrats, meeting with them, being magnanimous. he does a good point of isolating himself from the 64% of the country and keep himself safe with 35. it's a numbers game and not the way politics -- art of perfe persuasion. it is not the way to be a strong leader. that's the choice he made and has made it clear.
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>> but everybody presidency is different. they're all situational. that's true and trump is set up for success. the economy is strong. we don't have anybody attacking us here at home in a major way that he hasn't handled. yet his number is in the tank. >> if you look at those bars with all those previous presidents, it's worth noting fortunes do turn around. they're still toward the bottom of the list. they were all re-elected in their four-year mark. >> great point. >> he could get a big boost. >> of course. >> low ratings. you get a big boost, you look like a hero. >> tomorrow is a new day. david chalian, a.b. stoddard, thank you very much. mixed message from president trump when it comes to his strategy for national security. official white house position and what he said in this speech. not exactly squaring up. how? we'll show you next. ... at t. rowe price... our disciplined approach remains.
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leaders, past presidents for policies, foreign policies, specifically, that the president said did not put america first. the president did also describe the united states in competition with countries like china and russia that were seeking to revise or be rivals of the united states and revise the way other countries interact with them. now one of the most interesting things about the president's speech is that it was based, generally, on a 55-page document carefully crafted by administration officials and that document included references to russia's meddling and interference in the 2016 election. when the president gave his speech, he left that part out. listen. >> we also face rival powers, russia and china, that seek to
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challenge american values and wealth. we will attempt to build a great partnership with those and other countries, but in a manner that always protects our national interests. >> reporter: now speaking of foreign policy, of course, the president today is expected to meet with the defense secretary. that's going to be off camera. and we don't expect to see the president today in any public events. however, the white house will certainly be watching the activity on capitol hill as the president's tax plan makes its way through the congress. chris and alisyn, back to you. >> joe, thank you. >> let's discuss this with cnn national security analyst david sanger. best to you and your family for the holy days. the white house put out policy papers that included references to russian interference and the impact and the implications. >> correct. >> but the speech the president
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gave did not mention the same. how do you explain that disconnect? >> chris, it wouldn't be the first time that there's a disconnect between one of president trump's speeches and then the underlying documents behind it. he's allergic to discussing russia as a player in the 2016 election. he believes that all of this was made up to delegitimize him. when you go into the document itself, it acknowledges that they used social media and attempted to go manipulate the voting system, but it doesn't do much to sort of connect these together and given the fact that this is the biggest thing that changed between the last national security strategy, under president obama and today, you might expect an entire chapter of this security strategy to say dealing with information operations and new kinds of cyber threats and then
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a strategy going forward. that's not there. >> yeah. in fact, the references even in the written policy paper documents, john, are scant. here is one. today, actors such as russia are using information tools in an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of democracies. >> yeah. i'm sorry, go ahead. >> that's not a loud condemnation but once again it was omitted from his speech. >> david is right. if you're general mcmaster trying to write this 55-page strategy and you know this is a hot point for the president, you have to be very careful and maybe a little vague in how you write it in the strategy to get him to sign that cover letter. that's probably what they did. i think they went about as far as this president was going to allow them to go on the speech. again, i agree with david. with the exception of the rise of china and north korea, this is the biggest national security story of the year. it's the biggest national
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security issue of the year. we have an election coming up in 2018. it is astounding to me that there wasn't a more fullsome discussion of this and that the president didn't at least address it yesterday. he had a great segue, talking about russia as a rival power. rather than bring this up, which would have been the right place to do it, he praises them for the cooperation we had, you know, disrupting a terror attack in st. petersburg. >> this isn't a mystery. he doesn't talk about russian interference because he thinks it's bad for him and delegitimizes his win, period. he doesn't hear it any other way. fine. then something else happens in the speech yesterday. he makes a very interesting reference to something he seems to ignore on a regular basis. history. let's play it. >> a nation that does not protect prosperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad. a nation that is not prepared to win a war is a nation not
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capable of preventing a war. a nation that is not proud of its history cannot be confident in its future. and a nation that is not certain of its values cannot summon the will to defend them. >> now he's reading those words, david, but what's the irony in them, coming from this president? >> well, there are several here. look, the first two were fine. i can't imagine a president, democratic or republican, leader of the country, not talking about why a strong military helps you avoid wars. having this sense that you have to have one sense of national values seems to run completely contrary to a pretty divisive approach he has taken to value issues as president. this has not been a unifying year. and you would imagine that he would want to be pushing the country in a direction where we had a common set of values and
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we certainly have not heard that. the other interesting part about this, chris, lumping russia and china together as both as revisionist powers. china certainly trying to revise the global order. i'm not quite sure that's the way you would describe russia, which is pushing the boundaries to try to get back some era of previous glory. >> john, another thing that came out yesterday is that the homeland security adviser, tom bossert, did make a very strong statement about north korea and north korea's cyber attacks. and their attempts to sew all sorts of chaos in the world. and, again, it is in stark relief to how the administration has used kid gloves with russia. what do you hear them saying about north korea? >> yeah. so, look, north korea is an easy whipping child, right? they're an isolated regime. entire international community is aligned against them to put pressure on them to give up
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their nuclear program. it's easy to beat up on north korea. there are lots of times where the u.s. government has information about the foreign cyber activities of other governments and don't make public tricks fattribution for reasons. oh, by the way, this isn't new, as david will attest, "the new york times" reported their attribution of north korea in may when their attack was actually found out. this is not new. i have the feeling that the timing of this attribution is more political than anything else. >> thank you very much. appreciate the perspective as always. police responding to a domestic disturbance at the home of sarah palli ipalin. her son, track, was arrested and charged with assaulting his father. what we're learning about this incident next.
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sarah palin's family is back in the spotlight and not for good reason. there was a bloody fight between her husband and her son, track palin is in custody this morning after he allegedly assaulted his father in a dispute about a truck. ryan nobles is live in washington with the latest. ryan? >> reporter: good morning, sarah palin described her son as freaking out for breaking into their family home and attacking his father. according to court documents, track palin, oldest son of the former republican vice presidential candidate, broke a window to get into the house and assaulted his father, todd. the dispute happened after track called todd asking him to use his truck. todd told him no. the father left the fight bloodied and at one point track called the officers responding to the call peasants and climbed
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on top of a garage. his mother said he was on some type of medication and court documents also said that track told police that he had drank beer earlier in the day. track has had run-ins with the law before, arrested in 2016 and charged with domestic violence involving a female and a weapons charge. he is, of course, a military veteran. he served time in iraq. and in the past sarah palin has attributed his problems to post traumatic stress disorder. >> ryan it sounds like we'll need more information as it comes out. thank you very much. so, is there evidence of ufos and even aliens reaching earth? the answer is yes. if you ask former pentagon official who researched ufos. that's next. your gift is already wrapped in america's most awarded network. uh, blanche, it happened again. (announcer) a gift is only as good as the network it's on.
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one member of our crew, we won't say his name, but it rhymes with bruce. he is a firm believer of unidentified flying objects and was very excited. >> of course. when you see that video, it does beg the question of what is that thing? >> i could show you video of me hovering over the earth, though, also, but it doesn't happen. >> are you that sound? >> not right now, my friend. here is one question. if what they're doing is putting together real evidence that we see ufos -- don't tell me to go on. we're talking about alien life. we need to use the time. >> we'll take as much time as we need. >> they're showing you -- all over the studio right now. why would they cut the funding? that's all i'm saying. if there was real proof you were encountering alien life forms why cut the funding? i'm just saying. >> only leads to the conspiracy. >> it's one of the last things to hit the budget floor. that's all. we've got to stop talking to those aliens.
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destroy a human being's life, his family and everything that they stand for without giving him a chance. >> that was democratic senator joe manchin, saying senator al franken should not resign, at least not before an ethics committee investigation. joining me now, retired supreme court state justice who also believes that the senator should be given a fair hearing before resignation. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> why do you think al franken, for the moment, should stay in the senate and not resign? >> i think we should hear what happened, who is involved, what the issues are and, as a judge, i know that speedy justice can often mean justice denied. >> but haven't we heard the circumstances? haven't we heard from these six women? haven't we seen a picture of the woman on the uso tour? don't we have the evidence that
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he -- six women, at least, believe that he touched them inappropriately and there was groping and forceable kissing. >> okay. and i believe the women. and women have been silenced for too long. what's happening now is that women are seething and appropriately so. i was part of the early second wave women's movement, women's liberation. and we've been waiting for cultural structure -- not waiting. we've been activists but also looking for structural change and that has not happened. >> but this is the moment. >> this is the moment. is that accomplished by -- are we taking the moral high ground by just saying, okay, we have zero tolerance so without looking any further at what happened, you're out. >> but how could you take the moral high ground if you allowed him to stay after hearing the stories of these six women? >> who would be prejudiced if
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there was a commission or an investigation set up to examine and investigate exactly what happened, where any woman could complain that somebody in public life assaulted her or offended her or touched her or did anything that was gender based and inappropriate? >> look, of course you're for due process. all americans are. i understand what you're saying. however, what would an ethics committee would be able -- what evidence could an ethics committee find? the last accusation against him or the most recent one was 2010. nobody is ever going to be able to present some sort of physical evidence. these are their stories and we've already heard their story. >> we've heard their stories. but a proper -- there needs to be process. as a judge, naturally, i know that you have to have a process. i have sent people to prison for sex crimes and other crimes. but not without knowing all of the circumstances and making a
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finding as to what is the appropriate punishment. >> did you feel the same way about judge roy moore, if he had won, did you feel that he should be seated? >> well, if he had won then -- if he had won the election, he would have been sworn in. what the senate would have done after that, i don't know. i don't know whether they would have been -- exposed him to an ethics investigation. >> what about the accusations against president trump? there are now at least 15 women who have come out with similar accusations of groping. i think one rises -- at least one -- to the level of sexual assault. what should happen with those accusers? >> i can think of many reasons that i don't think that donald trump should be president. and that would be one of them. but we should also have a complete investigation of that as well as his conduct in other areas. >> and what would that investigation look like? >> what do i think the conclusion would be?
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>> no, similarly, you're calling on congress to investigate the accusations against him. >> appoint an investigative commission the way hollywood has just appointed anita hill to oversee what is going on in their industry, in their community. there will be a special -- not prosecutor but a special investigator to look into the accusations that relate to gender-based misconduct. we all have a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. whether sexual or power struggle. >> that's what senator kirsten gillibrand is saying has befallen senator franken. in the amount that they've come forward, when six women come forward with some compelling and convincing stories, then if you have a zero tolerance policy, doesn't that person have to go? >> then i think that everybody
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in the senate and everybody in government better be prepared to go because there are going to be complaints about everybody and that is just not practical or democratic way to proceed. >> do you sense that the feminists for franken movement is gaining traction? do you think that senator franken is going to stay in the senate and not resign in january? >> that is up to senator franken and his family. i have no idea of what he plans to do. but many people, and you know that it's coming from senators as well, think that the movement to eject him was very swift and that no one would have been hurt by taking the time to be more thoughtful and careful about what was going on. it is a very slippery slope. >> judge emily jane goodman, thank you for coming in with your perspective. >> thank you. thank you very much.
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