tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN January 30, 2016 9:00pm-12:01am EST
i had one of the most wonderful rallies of my entire career right here in 1992, and i've never forgotten it. want to thank my daughter for carrying on this great fight for her mother because of her concern for her [applause] pres. clinton: i want to thank all the volunteers and the men who have led hillary's campaign it met paul has done a great job. -- campaign. but paul has done a great job. [applause] aes. clinton: hillary has plan to restore broad-based prosperity. every year, the president's state of the union address was
true. we had best positioned country the world in the 21st century did the reason there is anger and apprehension is that most people don't feel it yet. we have got to do that. we have to deal with these problems. hillary will talk about them. they're driving us apart, when we automate together -- ought to be coming together. we need politics that are not just for people who have unlimited money. [applause] we need a strong commander-in-chief and she will be great. i need to tell you about something that i know about this job. things that other people don't talk about in that she can't really talk about. there are certain, almost intangible qualities to determine whether president succeeds or not. there are some qualities that are more important sometimes than others. in world where the borders look
wallsike nets than and the fight of terrorism has been carried on in social media, awnque bronze -- you need br and brains at the same time. but there are two things you need to know. right now, with all the people have been through and as long as they have waited for the economy to pick up, for the social issues to be addressed, as long , theey have been discussed washington, you need somebody who won't quit on you. somebody who will quit when the going gets tough.-- won't quit when the going gets tough. somebody whose door is always open and will lead common ground. that.- she is the best at
[applause] pres. clinton: i knew that when i met her. she was famous for standing her ground as the first student speaker at her commencement. but you, i respect you, need a change of position on the vietnam war. it made her famous, it did. when she went to represent the united states and one of the two or three most important speeches anybody in my administration, including me, in 1995 in beijing, the chinese knew what she was going to say. they moved her speech way out into the country. there was a driving rainstorm. people came in sopping wet from all over the world. she still got up and said that women's rights are human rights. we can move the world. [applause]
but she also: knows how to find common ground. she was in the white house with me, a senator from new york, secretary of state, she ran sanctions. these republicans all the things with her. they don't want to have to deal with the fact that she will make everybody be the grown up in the room and do what is right for america. over and over again, she got people to work with her on things that were right. because it was the right thing to do. you knew that. the thing we need after this gridlock is a change maker. everybody talks about it. not everyone can do it. from the minute i better to this day -- from the minute i met
ago from march, she has been the single greatest change maker i know. why her best friend from childhood and a bunch of childhood buddies from illinois are canvassing for her. them.uck with they are sticking with her. a lot of them can barely afford it. because she in her stuck with them and made things better. so, whether it was improving our schools or giving us our first preschools for poor kids and giving them thousands -- and giving thousands of people , increasing adoptions on
foster homes by 65% in the white with the leader of the republican caucus in the house, who disliked me more than anybody else in congress, she said, i know you love your kids, we have to do something. been,place she has ever she made better. she always makes something good happen. i am tired, as i know you are, of all this gridlock. everything the president has said is right. we have an unbelievable future and we have to seize it. who alwaysspeaker leaves the door open for common ground. you need a world-class can world-class changemaker. the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [applause] tiger got the eye of the
♪ ♪ and you're going to hear me roar ♪ [applause] thank you.n: thank you so much cedar rapids. thank you so much, chelsea. thank you. [applause] sec. clinton: well. [laughter] sec. clinton: thank you so much. i'm so happy to be here again in cedar rapids. i'm thrilled that chelsea and bill can be with me. this is the last weekend before we move toward the caucuses on monday night.
i am especially honored to have so many elected officials here. i want to thank them all. they have been working so hard. they worked so hard for all of you. i appreciate everything you have done. justin shilts, liz bennett, rob gue, tammy, while he horne, let's give all those great people from hearing around the country a thank you from all of us. [applause] i am really happy to see some many of you who are working so hard to get ready for the caucuses. precinct thank the teams. let's say thank you to all of
you. you who have made up your mind akaka's from the on monday night, thank you so much -- your mind to caucus for me on night, thank you so much for joining us in making progress in our country. [applause] sec. clinton: you know, there is so much at stake in this election. i know that it starts on monday. you will be the first people in the world to get to express an about who you think should be the next president and commander-in-chief. [applause] as you all make up , andmind to go and caucus , youe you will sign up
have gotten folks coming in from the back, maybe they can just kind of come up. i know there has been some overflowing could come up in front of the -- overflowing. come up in front of the press riser so you can see. let me say this. important is is so because of what could happen if you don't. you have had republicans crisscrossed the state, haven't you? you have heard what they have they want to turn back the clock to make it more difficult for people to get ahead and stay ahead. we cannot let that happen. all to know that we can fight against them. i will take that fight and go all the way to november. -- all november.o n
then, the white house. [applause] be ready to talk clinton: with your friends and neighbors about what you think this is so important. it is a fact, the don't like it when i say it. economy whenter there is a democrat in the white house. [applause] sec. clinton: we don't have to go back that far to realize it. think about the last two democratic presidents? one of them is here tonight. [applause] themclinton: each of inherited economic problems from the republican predecessor, did n't they?
when bill got to washington, they asked him what he brought begin solving our problems. he said, i guess arithmetic. for thewe will add up people of america. at the end of eight years, there were 23 million new jobs. , income went up. don't tell me we cannot raise income for everybody. we did it. middle-class folks, working people, poor people. they were all better off. we ended up with a balanced budget in the surplus. then what happened?
another republican president. we went backwards, i was speaking in the senate against those policies to cut taxes on the wealthy. to get out of the way of corporations and take your eyes off of the financial and mortgage markets. look at what we got left with? a new, young, democratic president. president-elect obama. [applause] he called me right after that election asking me to come see him in chicago to be secretary of state. before we got to that, he said it is so much worse than they told us. we were losing 800,000 jobs per month. 9 million americans lost jobs. 5 million homes were lost. $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out. theident obama does not get
credit he deserves for making sure we can follow to the great depression. [applause] so, we aren: standing, but we are not yet running. people have not had their incomes go up. there is still too much inequality. too much unfairness. we need a plan and a commitment and me. yes, thank you. [applause] i will call you what iwill do-- tell you will do. more jobs.ate let's have more infrastructure, the roads, bridges, tunnels.
we have worked in doing this country. do in this country. we need to make investments that will make us more competitive as an economy. i believe we need to strip away the incentives in the tax code. this allows people to take jobs, move them overseas, so let's bring them back here and put people to work in america. [applause] sec. clinton: i believe we can make things in america. i believe it because i have visited your community colleges. i was up at blackhawk. uni.have partnership with they bought the biggest 3-d printer in north america. their training people to use it so that they can attract jobs to iowa. they can be a hub of new opportunities in manufacturing.
a manufacturing renaissance. will make sure that the federal government helps that, doesn't stand in the sidelines, that we recruit and keep and grow jobs. we will combat climate change and create more clean, renewable energy jobs. [applause] you all hear the republicans when they are asked about climate change. they say, "i don't know, i am not a scientist." i wish they would hear me, easy, talk answer is to a scientist. go the universities, come to the high school. you will understand what climate .hange is goo [applause] sec. clinton: what i really believe is that most of them are
not that ill informed. they just do it the koch brothers tell them. that's bad enough. unfortunate that they have missed out on one of the biggest economic opportunities within this country. some country will be the 21st century superpower. i think it will be china, germany, or us. there is no reason it can't be us. [applause] this is like those big goals that we are supposed to set and put everybody to work to achieve. i know we can. around the country and tell people we can be the clean energy superpower and see
skepticism, we know what is happening in iowa? they are to get one third of their electricity from renewable sources, mostly wind. [applause] we have let in the development of biofuels and are now working on advanced biofuels to see whether they can power naval vessels and air force airplanes. this is important for you all to know. you are in the lead when it comes to new opening -- two renewable electricity. let's take all the good things happening across america and lift them up. let's create millions of jobs. deploy half a billion more
solar panels by the end of my first term and enough clean energy to power every home by the end of my second. we can do this. [applause] i also want to support small business could that is -- small business. the jobs come from. the two fastest ways to raise income are raising the minimum full-time should not be in poverty, and let's finally get equal pay for women's work. [applause] everything i have just told you, the republicans do not agree with.
they don't care about manufacturing. they don't care about clean energy, the way we should. they will not raise the minimum wage. don't think he is a problem. they don't think that's a problem. we are seeing them in an alternate reality. we need to make the tax code fair. that means we are going where the money is, the money is where the wealthy are. we will change the tax code and make them pay for all of the benefits they have here in america. [applause] sec. clinton: there's a bunch of things i want to do to close the loopholes. i am the only candidate on either side who has said plainly idle raise your incomes-- plain
ly i will raise your incomes, not your middle-class taxes. i believe that we need funding to help make college affordable. to help with early childhood education. to do the things that will lift us up. i went to omaha a few weeks ago. warren buffett endorsed me, and i was very happy to have that support. [applause] he said he agreed with me that taxes had to go up on rich people, like him. he said that will make into popular, but i believe he is right. rule."rt "the buffett that makethat people
a million dollars should pay 30%. right now, because of all the lessoles, they pay taxes than those of you who are teachers. on incomesir share of $5 million or more. these are people who pull every shenanigan in the book. they send money to the bermudas, soamas, money flying around that it cannot be taxed the way it is supposed to. we have to and that.-- to end that. we have to go over and over again with what it is we need to end. this is gimmicks, invasion, turning backs on americans. this is an example that has outraged. outraged me.
there's a company in wisconsin that makes auto parts. remember, theight auto industry was on the brink of collapse. die--publican said let it republicans said let it die. president obama said, that millions of people's jobs. we have to do something. you and i bailed out the auto industry. it turned out to be a good investment. they paid it back. one of those copies asking for help with johnson controls-- was johnson controls. year in aad the best while did they have-- in a while. controls will pretend to
sell itself and move itself to europe so that it can avoid american taxes. is using the taxpayers that failed out. this is not an inversion, it is a permission. -- perversion. i will go after them when i am president. [applause] sec. clinton: you see, i have a broader view about what we need to do to make sure that people not only pay their fair share, but they don't wreck the economy like we saw them in 2008. the governor, senator, and i agree that we have got to prevent wall street, the financial markets, and others from doing what they did. but, we have a slight difference could have no argument -- difference.
i have no argument -- i want to that we now have the law. we passed it. the dodd frank law. we have to pull the trigger on the process if the banks pose a systemic risk. we are keeping our eyes on what the banks are doing. that is where i part company with my two friends . 2008 was not just the big banks. thank you. lehman brothers, aig, countrywide mortgage, bok wachovia.
if all you do is talk about the big banks, you miss the big picture. we have to go after the shadow banking industry. we have to make sure they can't hurt us. that is what i have pledged to do. independent observers who have looked at what we have all proposed have all said, i am the toughest, most effective, most comprehensive. people like paul krugman. the best evidence, the folks that know i have the toughest plan other -- are the republicans. they are running $6 million with of ads right now. hedge fund guys have started a super pac to run against me. karl rove. another billionaire just jumped into the fray. ask yourself, why are they so nervous about me? i will tell you. they know me. they know that i say what i mean and i do what i say.
i know how to go after them. [applause] sec. clinton: we are going to take the fight to them. we can and we also have to make progress. i am a progressive who likes to get things done. that is what i believe in. the debate i am having with senator sanders over health care is important. we both have the same goal. universal coverage. --ore, it was obamacare before was obamacare, it was hillary care. i was working to get universal coverage. they beat us, the dark --the drug companies. they beat us. i got children's health insurance passed.
i was thrilled when president obama signed the affordable care act. democrats have been trying to do this since harry truman. we know what the alternative is. republicans want to turn it back to the insurance companies, so that they can go and basically charge what they want, to type coverage, deny people charge women more, not let young people be on parents policies. i know. mancruz was confronted by a at one of his events today who told him about his brother-in-law who had never been able to afford insurance. he could not go to a doctor. when he finally did, he found out he was riddled with cancer. the man said, why do you want to repeal this? finally, people like my brother in law can get insurance.
ted cruz went off on an ideological critical comment about affordable care. he never said what the alternative is. "what would you replace it with?" they can tell you. you.ey can't tell that's fine with them. that's not fine with me. i will not let that happen. [applause] we have fought too hard and too long. we are at 90% coverage. i will fix what is wrong with the affordable care act. we will go after prescription drug costs. you, we cannotl start over, my friends. we cannot throw this country back into gridlock. for anothert wait
debate-- 20 year debate. in woman came to see me, she sat look at this. she started taking medicine, 10 shots, back in 1988. about $10 a shot. it stayed pretty steady. last month she went to the pharmacist to get her shots, and the pharmacist said it would cost her more than $14,000 for the same 10 shots. i looked at the letter, and i said no, here is what is going on. there are a lot of drugs that have been around for a long time. there are no new investments, they just make the same drug, they sell it, they make a profit. they just keep it in the marketplace. hedge fund guys
and speculators said this is a good opportunity for us. they started to buy these little companies, and then people needed them, and they began increasing the price through the roof. valiant pharmaceuticals is one of those that is doing this. gobbling up drugs that are already out there, and then charging more than people can pay. call it whated to it is. it is predatory pricing. we need every tool at our legal disposal to shut this down. [applause] i will go after them, i will prevent them from doing this to people. [applause] somebody said to me, i have been railing about this for a couple theirs, somebody said stock price fell, and i said good, i hope they get the
message rate i will not let this happen. then i was in davenport, and a man said thank you for defending the affordable care act. yet a grandchild -- he had a grandchild born with a congenital heart defect. she has had five operations. the affordable care act from a lifetime limits were removed so they could get the insurance they needed for something as serious as open-heart surgery on a child. just yesterday i was in des moines, and i met a woman before it went out to speak and she said i want to thank you for defending the reportable care act -- affordable care act. im doing it because i believe in it and it is the best shot we have. a few years ago my daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer, and because of the affordable care act, i could put her on my policy. we began her treatment. she got really sick, and i had to quit my job.
i do not know what we were going to do, but that i could go into the marketplace and i could get insurance that would cover me. this woman told me this heartrending story about her daughter, and a happy ending. her daughter just got married. [applause] but she do not know what you would have done without the affordable care act for her treatment and insurance. we cannot repeal it, and we cannot start over. it, make ituild on work, and get us to 100%. to get fromeasier 90% to 100% then to go from 0% to 100%. [applause] all theo thank teachers, the retired teachers who are here tonight. [applause] i am so proud to have your endorsement, and i will be your apartment -- your partner.
we will work together for education for our kids. we need to take into account for the child's needs. i have the most heartbreaking conversations about teachers as i traveled across the state. teachers have raised their hands in my meetings and they have said it has been below zero. this, and as saying little kid comes to school with a t-shirt on. i know that is families having such a hard time, we try to help. teachers do not believe that their job is to impart knowledge, academic knowledge. the teachers i know believe that their job is to lift that each child, to give every single child a chance to live up to their god-given potential. [applause] here are some things i think would help. we need early childhood education.
zero years old to five years old. prepare so many more kids to be successful when they got to school. we need more wraparound services in school. need to get nurses back in schools. we need social workers, we need people to deal with the problems that kids are bringing to school. [applause] and we need to make college affordable again for every young person in america. [applause] that. a plan to do i have laid out my plan. i have told you how much and what koch -- it would cost. i want debt free tuition. here is the difference. i would anybody who cannot
afford it to be able to have tuition without borrowing anything. giving freeieve college to donald trump's youngest child is in the best interest of all the hard-working americans who need help. [applause] i think we can do it in a sustainable way by, number one, asking the colleges and universities to take a look hard look at what they are charging. because of all you do is have a big glut of free money, the costs are going to keep going up because there is no incentive to rein them in. colleges and universities need to understand they cannot just dump everything on tuition. we have to live away from that. we also have to get states -- i want a partnership with state. i wanted to quit building prisons and start putting money back into education, including higher education. [applause]
and i believe, i believe it is important that you are going to college, and you are getting this debt free tuition, to work 10 hours a week. make sure you make a contribution, so you feel like you're invested in this. and then when you get out, if you have debt, i believe we should let you refinance your debt and save thousands of dollars, give that payment down, get it off with an interest rate, given as a percentage of your income. that will make it affordable for people who have debt right now to be able to get out from under us. -- under it. [applause] there is a lot of work for us to do here. to fightingmmitted hard on all of these friends here at home. big group ofher issues i disagree fundamentally with the republicans over. they want to take away everybody's rights. humans rights, civil rights, women's rights, gay rights,
workers rights, voting rights. that is ripping out the progress we have made. i will tell you where i stand. i support a woman's right to make her own choices about health care. [applause] i support planned parenthood and will fight against this being defunded. [applause] i support marriage equality, and i will work against discrimination against the lgbt community. [applause] i support voting runs, and i will work to overturn citizens united, and get the corrupt money out of politics. i support unions and workers rights. they built the american middle class, and they are important to our future.
i support criminal justice reform, and i will work to try to heal the blows that we have seen between our races and people across our country. we have to end the era of mass incarceration and provide second chances and more opportunity. [applause] i will defend social security against privatization, the biggest wall street giveaway yet to the republicans have proposed. , but i willhe v.a. not let the republicans privatize the v.a. and take away the guarantee of health care for american veterans. [applause] fight for common sense gun safety measures against the gun lobby. [applause] know, this morning in ames, iowa, i was endorsed by gabby giffords and her wonderful husband mark kelly.
i will tell you, the courage and commitment of those two wonderful americans is so one overwhelming. to see it in person. woman, who i knew before she was shot in the head, while meeting with her can do to us in the parking lot of a shopping center, and others who were there to meet with her. a little nine-year-old girl who had come to meet her congress member was killed. and mark kelly, who served our nation 25 years in the military. served as an astronaut on the space shuttle. i wasd i'm not political, never involved in that, i just served my country. he said we cannot go on like this. this is wrong. 90 people on average a day died gun violence in america. that is 33,000 people a year.
homicide, suicide, terrible, avoidable actions. common sense gun reform, like background checks, closing loopholes, not letting people on the no-fly list by guns in america. if they are too dangerous to fly, they should not have a gun, for heavens take. -- sake. these proposals are supported by 92% of americans, and 82% of gun owners. i have been talking to gun owners. they say i have been thinking about it, they just want you to do it so it does not interfere with my rights. i say absolutely. you have rights. it has to be done, in accordance with the constitution. but don't you think we are smart enough to figure out how to do that? more than 2 million purchases have been prohibitive
because of the brady act that was passed while my husband was president. [applause] asope you will consider this an important issue because there are just too many people dying. we cannot stop every death, i am not claiming that, but we ought to try. i think we can. let me say i final word about safety here at home. i was a senator on 9/11, i feel passionately about defending our fromry, keeping us safe terrorists and others who wish us harm. i laid out a plan on how i would do that. a how i would defeat isis, however make sure that we lead a coalition of air power to help back up the arabs and the kurds who have to do the fighting, because i will not send american combat troops back to syria or iran. [applause] on,lso have to take them
preventing their foreign fighters, there for 20, and take them on online. and we also have to pull together in our country. that is the point i want to make. after 9/11, we had a plan. it was an informational program. suspicious,omething or you hear something suspicious, call somebody. call the police, call the fbi , call 911. it relied on everybody being on the same size, knowing that we were going to protect all of us against any terror attack. and we did, we got information that foiled attacks, and broke them up, and i think it worked because everybody felt like they were part of it. when you hear leading republican sayidates say what they about american muslims, here is what i want you to think. it is not only offensive, and
contrary to our values, but it is dangerous. it is a dangerous position to be taking. [applause] all of a sudden, some americans are made to feel like they are outside of the circle. they are not wanted. their information is not needed. the oldest mosque in america is here in cedar rapids, iowa. [applause] you know people, people who are your neighbors, people who are your colleagues. we need to all be in this together. ad then we have to have coalition of nations, including muslim nations, to defeat the threat of terrorism. i've put together a coalition, i put together the coalition that imposed sanctions on iran, that drove them to the negotiating table, got the agreement that put the lid on their nuclear weapons program. i know what it takes to build a coalition, and i can tell you this --
[applause] is a lot harder to build a coalition when you have people running from united they residency or insulting religion of the people we need to build a coalition. [applause] job campaign is like a interview. you all have to decide, who is ready to be president and commander in chief on day one of january 2017. and if you will go caucus for me on monday night, if you will go stand up for me, if you will be there for me, i promise you this -- i will stand for you, i will fight for you through this campaign, and in the white house i will work my heart out for you for the kind of future of our country that we all deserve and want. thank you all, and god bless you. [applause] ♪
>> we have been wanting a campaign rally in cedar rapids, iowa. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea joined hillary clinton at a rally urging voters to join the monday caucuses on her behalf. the des moines register has released a poll on iowa voter preferences of the presidential candidates from both parties. on the democratic side hillary clinton is the choice of 45 results of those questioned, followed by bernie sanders at 42%. martin o'malley got 3%. for the republicans, donald
trump leads with 28%, followed by ted cruz with 23%. marco rubio with 15% and ben carson is 10% of those polled. all of the other republican candidates got 2% or less after rand paul at 5% or chris christie at 3%. row to the white house coverage sunday with republican presidential candidate donald trump campaigning in council bluffs, iowa. we will have that light at 2:00 p.m. eastern. then at 3:00 p.m. eastern, live coverage of democratic presidential candidates bernie event innd a campaign waterloo, iowa. you can see those here on c-span. gabrielle giffords and her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly campaign for presidential candidate hillary clinton in iowa. one of their stops was u as a
canvassing kickoff in des moines, iowa. focused on ending gun violence. this is about 15 minutes. [applause] >> it is my honor to introduce captain mark kelly and congresswoman gabby giffords. [applause] >> thank you for coming. >> they were in ames, i will for an event earlier with hillary. leaders, in terms of
there are few people that have been so vocal and so committed in such fighters on this issue. thank you for the work you are doing. and for your support for hillary. we need fighters like a gabby and mark on this issue. there is so much work to do and there are so much at stake in this election. need fighters like them, we need fighters like all of you who are going to be knocking on doors and making phone calls to make sure we elect a fighter to the white house. hillary rodham clinton. we cannot do this without all of you. thank you for the work you are going to be doing as well today after we finish here. want tofurther i do, i give it to captain kelly to get us started. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. it is great to be here in iowa. it is a great time of you, i'm glad there's not too much snow on the ground. [laughter] hopefully it will stay like that for monday.
monday is a pretty big and important tonight. -- night. i was not very big into politics. i was just a guy from new jersey , a bald guy from new jersey who flew airplanes in the navy. i have theile later opportunity to serve my country as an astronaut, fly into space that four times. that was really exciting. i served in the military for 25 years under republicans and democrats, and i was honored to be a serve my country. i'm not a political person, and then i met gabby, and she certainly was into politics. [laughter] that was her whole career, that was her thing. as all of you know, her political career was cut short. but both of us have been quite honored to have a second opportunity as service. that is in trying to make some
in how we deal with guns and gun violence in this country. we have been working hard for some common sense reforms to our laws, and making our communities safer. we have a pretty big problem. we have 15 times to 20 times the death rate from violence than any other industrialized country. circuitstely we have a -- certain segment of our political class that is more interested in supporting the gun lobby and powerful corporate interests than they are doing what is right to keep our families safer from gun violence. so it became very clear to us, as we looked at the records of all the candidates that are currently running for president, that there is really just one need, andce in who we
who gabby and i know is the right person for this issue, and so many other issues. that is hillary clinton. [applause] i think everybody has been watching very closely some of the candidates, some of the rhetoric out there. some of the crazy statements you hear from them. how they deal with this issue and what they say. i will tell you a little secret. a lot of those people are terrified of the gun lobby. that really worries me. we have an opportunity here over to gett few days secretary clinton on the right course. , this wholet this thing, these few days as a space shuttle launch. we spent a lot of time getting a spacecraft ready for launch, and it involves an entire army of
people. it takes months and months, even years of preparation to get to that point where you take ninth the solid rocket boosters on that space shuttle and build an incredible amount of momentum to complete this mission. , and all of you working on this campaign as that rocket launch. [applause] so it is up to you to get going in the right direction, on two success to make hillary our next president of the united states. [applause] now my friend and former astronaut jim lovell, commander he thought itaid
was impossible to send people to the moon, that nobody would ever be going to the moon. and then he wound up going to moon himself, twice. he was also the guy who said there are three kinds of people. there are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and then there the people who wonder what happened. [applause] me and gabby, we really believe that hillary clinton is the type of person that makes things happen. [applause] my wife gabby, she served in congress for two and a half terms. she really makes things happen. one of the things she always reminds me when i watch her after five years trying to overcome this traumatic brain injury from a gunshot wound, she is reminding me each and every day to deny the acceptance of failure rate failure to -- of failure.
exist. does not i wanted easy to my wife, gabby giffords. [applause] -- i want to introduce you to my wife, gabby giffords. [applause] >> hello iowa. [applause] great to be here today. you aboutto talk to hillary clinton. hillary is tough. hillary is courageous. she will fight to make our families safer. wille white house, she stand up to the gun lobby, that is why i am voting for hillary. speaking is difficult for me, but in january i want to say these two words. madame president. [applause]
>> thank you, everybody. so long. thank you. >> tomorrow on "washington journal," hillary clinton supporter and her senior advisor n iowa, jerry crawford, discusses why he supports mrs. clinton and an effort to get on monday. to caucus and iowa senator chuck grassley and ews the iowa caucuses explains why he has yet to endorse a candidate. conway of wuhomon radio discusses iowa's political nvironment and who he thinks
will win the caucuses monday night. plus, we'll take phone calls, tweets.k comments and "washington journal" live sunday morning 7:00 eastern on c-span. presidential n candidate senator marco rubio at a campaign rally in aimz. current polls have rubio running third in iowa following closely behind senator ted cruz. candidates have been chris crossing the state in an effort to draw people out to night.for him on monday this is 90 minutes. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. . sit ncicap.org]
crowd chatter] [cheering] >> hello, ames, i am jack, i am for the marco rubio campaign and i want to thank you for coming out to this marko's day to hear vision for a new american sensory two days before we go co's s on monday night. vision for a new american sensory two days before we go caucus on monday night.
did you guys see the debate monday night? hopefully, he end your support thursday night. we want your support tonight. we ask you to commit to caucus for marco. show up monday night at 7:00 p.m. near your school, church, caucus site, write down marco on that secret ballot. that's all we're asking. if you submit to caucus, we ask you to fill out one of these cards so we can stay in touch with you and remind you of the day, location, time of the caucus so you have everything to support marco monday night. ames, please e -- welcome the next president of the united states, marco rubio. sen. rubio: thank you. i'm so honored to be here. that's right. it's going to be at a church or near your home. is it any church or school? one you're supposed to caucus at, so make sure you find out the right one. this is important. i am grateful to you.
thank you so much for being here. i'm obviously both touched and overwhelmed by the number of people that are here. i thank you all for coming. i know you're here because you take very seriously the role you play. and about 48 hours, the people of iowa will be the first americans that will get a chance to ask perhaps the most important question of this generation. what kind of country will america be in the 21st century? century and for 200 years, america has been a special country, an exceptional country. unlike any in the history of the world. i believe that began where we were founded, on a powerful truth, that our rights don't come from government. our rights don't come from our laws. our rights don't come from our leaders. our rights come from god. our rights come from our creator. this is why we embrace free enterprise and it's made us the most prosperous people in the history of the world. this is why we embraced individual liberty. it made us the freest people ever. that's why the american example, the american dream, has inspired millions of people all over the world to pursue it both here and
in their own homeland. arenow, all of those things in question. a growing number of americans are starting to doubt what kind in the ry we will be 21st century, because many of the things that made us unique threatened. are now i saw a poll recently. it said that over 50% of young americans, of millenials, when asked, is the american dream 50% said no, ver we think it's not. if that were to ever become being a rica stops special nation. so when was the moment when the erode? dream began to when was the moment when all the things that made america special away? to slip i think i can point to one moment in particular. and it's -- [laughter] no, not super bowl 42. i don't even know who played in super bowl 42. wasn't the miami dolphins, i can tell you that. [laughter]
i think we can point to the year 2008, when this nation elected a ted in nt not interes fixing america's problems. time in my t lifetime and maybe in my history, we elected a president changing america. changing america. not changing our problems, changing the country. changing the government's role in our lives. changing america's role in the world. and the result has been what we've seen the last seven years, summarily and regularly undermines the constitution of the united states in a lawless way. a president when assaults the second amendment. a president who assaults our religious liberties. a president who views america as an arrogant global power that needs to be cut down to size. that's how you get a president that cuts deals with our enemies iran, israel, that undermines our military. apologizes for america. it is not easy to win a nobel eace prize three months after taking office without doing
anything. it takes a president that believes america needs to be cut down to size. and that's what we've had. and the result is a real growing frustration. and it's not just the democrats. it's also angry at republicans, angry at washington. this anger is not new. it's been around for a while. this frustration has been building for a while. i saw it in 2010. it's why i ran for the u.s. senate. i was a private citizen. my opponent was the sitting governor of florida, who said he i knew he lican, but wasn't. he said that he wanted to go to oppose barack obama but i knew he would go up and embrace barack obama's to run for decided the senate. the leadership of the republican party in washington, the entire senate leadership told me i couldn't run, and if i did, they would go against me. we won.n, and almost the same people came forward this time in 2015 and said you can't run for president. i said why? i said because you have to wait
in line to wait your turn. i said after seven years of barack obama, this is no time for patience. [laughter] this is a time for urgency. this is a time for action, we get this election wrong, there may be no turning back for america. cannot afford to lose this election. we cannot afford to wake up on the first wednesday in november to the news that bernie sanders has been elected president of the united states. [laughter] bernie sanders is a socialist. usually, that's a slur. actually, he calls himself a socialist. it's not a slur. a good bernie sanders is candidate for president of sweden. going to hat i was say. i want to say something to you. hold on. hold o i had an event last night. there were three young men from sweden. really nice people. i felt really bad. [laughter] seriously, i like sweden. i just don't want to be sweden, but i like sweden. they came up to me. i thought they would be angry, nd they said, why would you
wish that on our country? [laughter]. [applause] and then this person said you don't know what you're talking about. sweden doesn't have a president, they have a king, a prime minister. i said, i know, but if they did, it would be bernie sanders. anyway, my point is, we can't elect a socialist as president. we can't elect hillary clinton. hillary clinton was asked earlier this week in iowa, a couple of days ago they asked her, what do you think about nominating barack obama to the supreme court? she said, what a wonderful idea. i never heard that. can you imagine? this guy violates the constitution like it's part of as job description president. and we're going to put him on the supreme court to interpret and apply it? so we cannot lose this election. i'm here today to ask you to caucus for me on monday, because i am the conservative that will beat hillary clinton and bernie sanders, and they know it. they know it. that's why they spent so much time attacking me. hillary clinton does not want to
run against me. i cannot wait to run against hillary clinton. [applause] and here's how we'll win. first, we are going to unit the epublican party and more importantly, the conservative movement. we're going to have our primary, and it's going to get heated but in the end, we are going to bring everyone together. we have to. divided win if we are against each other. we cannot win if we're devoided against each other. we're in the last couple of days of the campaign. you know what happens in the last couple of days of campaign, right? the desperation kicks in. the kitchen sink comes out and is thrown at you. ted cruz is running an ad that literally cuts my words in half distort what i'm saying, discredited attacks. we know these things are going to happen. none of it bothers me. you've seen it before in iowa. so we're going to go through all of this but we're going to bring the conservative movement together.
we're going to unit this party quickly because we can't win if we're divided against each other. being united alone is not enough. we have to grow the conservative movement. hat means we have to go out to people who haven't voted for a conservative or republican in a long time and convince them of the truth that they would be better off and our country would be better off with us instead of with the other side and i look forward with passion to making that argument. i look forward to reaching out to americans, for example, that pay iving pay check to check, because i grew up paycheck to paycheck. bartender.was a my mother was a stock clerk at k-mart. she was amazing. she was a cashier. i know what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck. paycheck to paycheck. i have lived paycheck to familyk and people in my still live paycheck to paycheck. hters rs, nurses, firefig and they struggle because everything costs more and the obs just don't pay enough anymore. hillary clinton can't lecture me about living paycheck to
paycheck. i can't wait for that debate. talking to young americans taggering under the weight of student loans. a 500% increase in student loans in the last 10 years. people graduating with thousands and thousands of dollars they borrowed to pay for a degree that didn't leave them a job. they cannot lecture me about student loans. you know why in because i had a student loan. i had a student loan like three years ago. i never thought i'd pay it off. the only way to get rid of a student loan is either you pay it or you die. [laughter] you can't even get rid of it in bankruptcy. i was able to pay it because i wrote a book. it's called an american son, now available on paperwork. [laughter] yeah, i'm trying to sell a few books along the way because i don't want my kids to have loans, okay. [laughter] if it hadn't been for that, i'd still have that loan. and i ber when jeannette first got married, my student loan was the second biggest item fter the dget, right a rent and more than a car and everything else.
they can't lecture me about this issue. that's why i spent so much time talking about it. republicanm the only that ever talks about it. i look forward to campaigning among families that are raising children in the 21st century. they can't lecture me about that because jeannette and i are raising four children in the 21st century and we know how hard it is, perhaps harder than children aise your with the values that you tried to teach in your home and in your church, instead of the values they keep trying to ram down our throat in the popular culture. [applause] if you caucus for me, we will win this nomination. unite the republican party, expand the conservative movement, and we will defeat hillary clinton and bernie sanders and then we will turn this country around, and here's how. i want to talk about a few of the things we'll do when i'm presidentment you deserve to know that. it's not enough to just be angry. we have a right to be angry. you have a right to be frustrated. your leaders, your government,
ashington d.c. have failed you and they have failed you in both parties, for longer than seven years. although, the last seven years have been the worst. you have a right to be angry but anger is not a plan. anger is not a solution. it can be a motivator. anger may lead you to take action but you have to take action. you deserve to know what the next president of the united states, the next commander in chief is going to do if you trust him with your vote. he first thing i'm going to do is i'm going to take the oath of office, which means i'm going to place my left hand on the bible and my right hand in the air and i am going to swear to protect of defend the constitution the united states, and unlike barack obama, i will actually mean it. [applause] that means, i will defend and not undermine the second mendment, because you have a constitutional right to be able to protect yourself and your family from criminals and from terrorists. we will protect the second amendment. we will protect religious
liberty. very american has the constitutional right to live out the teachings of their faith work, t home and in their and in every aspect of their lives. [applause] after i'm done taking the oath of office, i'm going to straight to the oval office, and when i get into the oval office, i am going to immediately repeal of barack e one obama's unconstitutional executive orders. [applause] what does that mean? it means that all these crazy epa rules on my first day in office, they're gone. [applause] efforts by the federal government to take over our schools through things like ommon core, on my first day in office, that ends. [applause] of federal he use taxpayer money to pay for abortions overseas, that stops
on my first day in office. . [applause] and on my first day in office, everyone in the world will know hat america is once again on israel's side, and here's how, because on my first day in office, i will cancel barack obama's deal with iran, my first day there. [applause] re-energize our economy. today, it has flatlined because government has taken it over. we will stop that and reembrace free enterprise. tax code,g to fix our roll back regulations, we are going to save social security and medicare. we are going to bring our budgets under control. we are going to fully utilize our energy resources and here's what's going to happen when we do all of that. there will be no better place in the world than to start a business or expand one. america will be the best economy create the , to best-paying jobs of the new 21st economy.
[applause] e are going to deal with healthcare. everybody running for president as a republican is against obamacare. i am the only one running for president that's ever done anything meaningful about it, because when they created obamacare, they created a bail-out fund. they wanted to use your taxpayer money to bail out private insurance companies that lost money under obamacare. effort and we the wiped out that bail-out fund and now some of the experts who like obamacare are saying oh, this is terrible, it's going to lead to obamacare's collapse. yes, i hope so. [laughter] but whether it does or doesn't, when i am president of the united states, we are getting rid of obamacare once and for all and we are going to put you nd the american people back in charge of their own healthcare decisions. [applause] i have a plan to replace obamacare. site.on our web it's clearly laid out and you will see that it works. t's better than what we had
before obamacare and it is a lot better than obamacare. you probably already know this by now, but my parents weren't from this country. my father and mother were immigrants. my grandparents were immigrants. my wife's entire family were immigrants. i was born in a community of immigrants. i was raised in a community of immigrants. this is an issue that i understand personally and i understand deeply. number 1st century, our 1 priority when it comes to immigration before anything else america.p isis out of it's a threat we have never aced before, but now we're going to have to do things a little differently, because there is a well organized, well icated radicalhist jihadist group that would like to send people into the united but disguiseders, as immigrants or as a refugee or something else. changed, e world has and we're going to have to change. this is not a religious test. discrimination. it's about common sense and about public safety. that's why when i am president
of the united states, unless we know who you are and why you are coming, you are not getting into america.ed states of [applause] 'm also tired of being told that securing our border is antiimmigrant. that's a lie. securing our borders and enforcing immigration laws is what sovereign countries do. will.hen i'm president, we for example, instead of hiring are 0 new irs agents, we going to hire 20,000 new border agents. we're going to finish the 700 miles of fencing and walls that we know we need. we're going to have a mandatory e-verify system so that if you're here illegally, you won't be able to get hired and shut off the job magnets. we're going to have an entry-exit tracking system to prevent visa overstays, because people overstaying visas, that's 40-50% of the problem right there. if we do these things, you will bring illegal immigration under
ontrol and we're not doing anything else on immigration until that's in place and that's working and the federal government has won the confidence of the american people that, in fact, our illegal immigration problem is under control for the first time in 30 years, and once and for all. and then we'll deal with the rest of it. not amnesty. not amnesty. illegal immigrants who are dangerous willre e immediately deported and in sanctuary cities, when i'm president, they will lose their federal funding. [applause] my most important job when elected president, will be to be the commander and chief of this great country. t is the reason why we have a federal government. the world today is more dangerous than it was seven i'm sad to say our country is not safe. more dangerous because there's a lunatic in north korea with dangerous weapons. the chinese steal our secrets, are massively building up their military.
the chinese government. e have no quarrel with the chinese people. the chinese government, the party is mmunist stealing our secrets, building up the military and taking over seas.uth china vladimir putin is building in europe. $100 is about to receive billion from barack obama sanctions relief, which they will use to build up their acquire a d one day nuclear weapon of their own. and isis is the most funded cated and well terror threat in the history of mankind. a bunch of just people on the back of pick up trucks the way the president state of them at the the union. isis is an organization that has ffiliates now in over a dozen countries. isis is now conducting perations in indonesia, in the philippines, and in multiple other countries. you saw what isis did in paris. you saw what they inspired in san bernardino. this is a group that burns people alive in cages. this is a group that takes little girls that are nine and
0 years old and sells them off as brides to their fighters. this is what we are dealing with her. in the face of all of these threats, what is happening to our military? let me tell you what's happening military. we are on the verge of the end of army since the world war ii. we are on the verge of the 100lest navy we have had in years. and we will soon have the mallest air force and the oldest airplanes we have ever had. so the world is growing more dangerous and our military is growing weaker. here's what's really unacceptable. there are people running for reagannt in the party of who have voted for budgets that brag about cutting defense spending even more. this is unacceptable. now, maybe some of you don't defense h me on spending, but i'm going to be very frank with you. when i am president of the united states, we are not cutting the military. we are rebuilding the u.s. military because the world is a when and a better place america is the strongest military in the world.
[applause] by the way, these defense cuts aren't just dangerous. they're unfair to our men and women in uniform. we are still putting them in harm's way. ut we're not providing the resources or for that matter the rules of engagement that allow them to succeed. that ends when i'm president. when i'm president, we're going to have a real war on terror, nd here's what it's going to look like. it's not a complicated war. this is what it's going to look like. the best intelligence agencies in the world are going to tell us where the terrorists are, and military in the world that we're going to rebuild is going to destroy the terrorists, and if we capture any of these terrorists alive, they're not going to get a lawyer. they're not going to be told hey have a right to remain silent. they're not getting a court hearing in manhattan. if we capture them alive, they're getting a one-way ticket to guantanamo and we're going to find out everything that they know, everything that they know. [applause]
and we're going to take care of our veterans. stop at this t moment and say if you are a member of the armed forces or have served our country in uniform, everybody here thanks you for your service to the america.tates of [applause] let me extend that gratitude to our police officers and to our firefighters. [applause] because when isis struck in san bernardino, it was the firefighters and police officers that responded and saved lives. and me, for one, i'm tired of reading all this stuff about how all the police officers are so bad. let me tell you who the police officers and the firefighters are. they are the people we will call tonight if something bad happens in our lives, and they are willing to die so we can be safe so we thank them as well for what they do for our country. [applause]
we are going to take care of our veterans. we're not doing that now. what's happening now is immoral. e have a record number of veterans committing suicide, omeless, unemployed, and waiting in long lines for the care they earned and deserve. when i'm president, that ends. when i am president, if you're not doing a good job at the va, you will be fired. and when i'm president, our veterans will be able to take their va benefits to any hospital or any doctor that they choose. any hospital or any doctor, not just the one the government tells them. [applause] there's a lot more work to be done, and i am proud in this campaign of all the republicans, i have outlined more detailed policy than anyone. it's on our web site marcorubio.com. i encourage you to go and see our solutions on how we're going o fix social security and medicare and save it for future generations, how we'll rebuild
our military, and about higher education, an issue i care about a lot because cost has gotten out of control. longer a cation is no luxury. it's a necessity. we have detailed policies on all these things and they're outlined on our web site and if you have specific questions, e-mail us, and we'll answer them, because we think that's what this is about, the ideas that will help turn this country around. ending nt to close by where i began, by talking about the consequences of this election. this election is not simply a choice between two political parties. this election is a referendum. referendum on a our identity as a nation and as a people. kind of ow decide what country will america be in this new century. a deeply , this is personal question, because america isn't just the country i was born in. it's the country that literally changed the history of my family. when my parents came here in 1956, they didn't know anyone.
they had a few relatives living here. they had no money, not much of an education. my father had to stop going to chool when he was nine because his mother died. they had to go work and had to stop going to school. to school.nt back he would work for the next 70 years of his life. here, they ents came worked really hard. they were discouraged. it was hard. this notion of getting here and instant success, it's just not true. it was hard. discouraged, but they persevered. the truth is, my parents never people.rich or famous they never made a lot of money, and you never would have heard of them had i not run for office and mentioned them. my parents were not rich or famous, but they were successful. dream.ived the american here's why. less than 10 years after my parents arrived, they owned a home, not a mansion. but they owned a home in a safe and stable neighborhood working as a bartender. hey were able to raise four children. they were able to retire with
dignity and security. for ost importantly of all my parents, they were able to leave all four of their children than themselves. that story would have been impossible almost anywhere else planet. in fact, anywhere else on this planet. if my parents had taken their reams and their hopes to any other nation, i'm not sure where i would be right now, but i would not be standing on a stage running for the highest office in the land. i thank god every day they came earth the one place on where what they did was possible. and it was possible because america is truly exceptional. what we have in this country never take for granted. know that what was given to us is an incredible gift that the single greatest nation in the history of man kind, a place where hard work and perseverance allows you to fulfill your potential. in the history of man kind, almost everyone has been born into a society that tells you what you're allowed to be, unless your parents are rich, unless they're politically connected, you are limited by
how far you can go. special. because we're why does that happen? merica is not special by accident. this didn't happen on its own. for ca is special because over 200 years, each generation in our history did their part. for over 200 years, each generation in this country onfronted their challenges and embraced their opportunities. now the time has come for us to same.e if we fail in this endeavor, then it means someone like hillary clinton or bernie sanders has won, and if hillary clinton or bernie sanders wins, all the damage barack obama has done to america becomes permanent. obamacare, if they win, it's here to stay. those unconstitutional executive orders, they're here to stay. these cuts to our military, they continue. ur standing in the world, it continues to erode. the second amendment, our rights, will continue to erode. if they win, everything that
remains ina has done place and worse. ar, ary clinton, in particul cannot be the president of the united states. hillary clinton is not qualified to be commander in chief. she stored classified nformation on her private server because she believes that she is above the law. she believes that she's above the law. in fact, the information is so classified they cannot even e-mails.the hillary clinton cannot be the commander in chief of the united states. [applause] and she can't be the commander in chief because she lied to the families of those three that lost their life in benghazi. she knew it was a coordinated attack. we know she knew because she was telling everyone that except the family of the victims. anyone who lies to the families of people who died in the
service of this country can never be the commander in chief of the united states of america. [applause] and so the time has come, not just to choose in iowa, but to choose in this generation. are we willing to do what needs to be done? is this generation prepared to before usose who came did? if we are, i believe this nation can be greater than it's ever been. if we fail -- if we fail, our hildren will be the first americans in history to inherit a country worse off than their parents. and i'm telling you this, if you our s for me, i will be president, and this generation will do its part. of ou elect me as president the united states, we will reembrace the principles that made america great and apply them to the unique challenges of this new century. done, do what needs to be here's what history will write of us.
here's what history will say about this moment in american history. here's what history will say about you and i. it will say that this generation f americans lived in the early years of this new century in a troubling and uncertain time. like each generation before us, we rose up to the challenge. we confronted our problems. solved them. we embraced our opportunity. we did what needed to be done. like the americans that came before us, we did what needed to because we did, the american dream didn't just survive. it reached more people. it changed more lives than ever before. ur children became the freest and the most prosperous americans that have ever lived, and the 21st century wasn't just 20th century. it was better. it was a new american century. this is the opportunity before us, and we must seize it now, for we still have time to get it right, but we do not have forever. we must act now in this time, at this turning point in our history, and that's why i'm here to ask you to caucus for me monday night.
if you're convinced and you want to join our team before you leave, please sign up. we need your help. we want to stay in touch with you for the next 48 hours. i always tell people we're not going to bombard you with e-mails. it's not true. we are. for like 48 hours. [laughter] but only for 48 hours. we want to make sure you go caucus. and then we're going to leave you alone for a little while. we'll stay in touch, but not every day. [laughter] until september. you know why? because when i'm our nominee, we're coming back to iowa. we're going to win this state in the general election, and we're going to ensure that our what they herit deserve, the greatest country in the history of all mankind. thank you for having me. god bless all of you. [applause]
thanks for your patience. >> thanks so much. i appreciate it. >> one, two --. >> thank you. okay. thanks a lot. >> how you doing? >> ready? one, two, three. >> thanks for coming. >> hi. good. how are you? [indistinct] > thanks for coming out. this is going to be important. march first now, right? early. we need you there early. >> good luck. thank you.
>> oh, yes. >> thank you. thank you. >> there they are. >> we had to show you our house. >> oh, my gosh. a code violation. > it is. >> thank you, guys. thank you. yep. >> you're getting a call. >> sorry. >> answer it. >> good. good to see you. >> thanks a lot. appreciate it. thank you. >> how you doing?
>> thank you. >> hi. how are you doing? >> doing good. thank you. >> one, two, three. >> are you a gator? awesome, man. >> how you doing? >> how are you? good to see you. okay. thanks for coming. good to see you. thanks for being here. all right. [indistinct] >> all right, iowa state. come on. how you doing? > one, two, three. >> thanks a lot. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming.
>> i met you for the fundraiser last week. >> yes, yes. thank you, man. i appreciate that. it's warmer. >> yes. >> one, two, three. > thank you. >> all right. this side. let's go, guys. >> hi. > good to see you? >> thank you so much. >> thank you, guys. >> hi. i'm watching the process. >> it is an interesting process. [indistinct] >> you came from d.c.? >> yes. ice meeting you. >> thank you.
>> thank you for succombing. >> ready? one, two, three, four. >> thank you so much for coming. i appreciate it. thank you. how are you? >> excellent. >> a great part of our team. thank you so much. >> hey, guys. hi, marco. how are you? >> hi, anna. nice to meet you. thank you guys for coming. >> hey, it's our pleasure. thank you for committing to the process. it's great. welcome to iowa. we'll be there for you. >> thank you. >> excellent. thank you guys for coming today. hope you're enjoying watching. don't forget monday night. >> no, no. i'm working the precinct. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> good luck. thank you so much. > thanks again, marco.
>> a great ride. >> one, two, three, four. >> we'll keep it going. >> yes, i know you are. >> don't forget monday night. >> just doing a good job. >> we will. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> one, two -- here we go. >> thank you. >> all right. good to see you. oh, my gosh. ook at that one. >> thank you. thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you? >> hi.
>> i love that shirt. come on in. all right. here we go. one, two, three. got it. >> thank you. >> how are you? >> good. >> thank you for the pizza. >> ready? one, two, three, four. >> all right. there you go. >> come on. >> they really are actually. they're among the nicest. here we go. one, two, three. >> great. thank you so much. > how are you? > thank you.
hi. how are you? good to see you. welcome to iowa. >> thank you. >> thank you for running. > all right. >> thank you. thank you for running. >> hi. >> hi. >> come on. >> thank you so much. > how are you? >> thank you. thank you guys. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> yep. go for it. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. > thank you so much.
i appreciate you coming. >> good to meet you. >> good to meet you. a lot of fun. >> one, two, three, four. >> thank you very much. > thank you. > how are you? this your first? three, baby jo. one, two, three. >> i have a question for you. >> why should i vote for you? >> because i'll win. i'll beat hillary clinton. can reach people. [indistinct]
>> we can't win with just the people we have. we need to reach people. not change our principles but convince them. >> yeah, right. right. >> i hope i can earn your vote. >> appreciate it. pleasing >> thank you. hi. how are you? who's this? oh, i saw him earlier. idn't i see him earlier? > one, two, three. >> thank you. thanks a lot. i appreciate it. good to see you. i'm good. hey. how are you? thanks for being here, guys. ere we go.
> all right. >> thank you so much. >> i appreciate you being here. >> thank you for coming. good to see you. all right. ready? please please >> coming tomorrow with my kids. thank you. hey, thanks for your service. >> thank you. >> thanks for being here. we're honored. good to see you. >> thank you both. >> ready, one, two, three. >> i have a question. so i know you want to repeal obama care and you have a plan.
>> i do. [indistinct. ] >> we would do it simultaneously. so basically if you have a preexisting condition and you can't get coverage everybody else will control their own health care. either your employer provides it or gives you health care money to buy any insurance you want. you don't pay taxes on that money. or if you don't have that you have a refundable tax credit you can use to buy insurance from any company any state in the country. if you have a condition that doesn't allow you to be covered with private insurance then you can go into the high risk insurance that provides it at a very reasonable price. >> i was also wondering how do you plan on fixing the va beyond what you put on -- >> we have to modernize it. you have to take -- there are good va centers. there are.
>> not in my experience. >> then you'll be able to go to a place you want to go to. you can take it to any doctor you want to go to. y brother has been -- he was a green beret and has been fighting with them for years. you should be able to take that benefit and go where you want. you earned it. guys, i'm sorry. we have to improve that as well. it is just too bureaucratic right now. you have to fight too hard to prove stuff that is service related. it needs to be more veteran friendly, the whole process. >> thank you very much. >> it just takes too long. some people have to hire lawyers. it's ridiculous. >> yes. thank you. >> appreciate it. > thanks for your service. [indistinct] >> not just my country, my family, everything. >> i just want to say i pray
for you. >> thank you. how are you? >> good. >> i'm doing good. thanks for coming. >> i don't know about the millennium. maybe an asteroid or mars. i do believe we need a deep space mission. that's how you reinvigorate the space program. maybe the moon. you have to have something you're trying to achieve. i mean, it has to be something meaningful that involves man guided exploration. i know people talk about it all the time. maybe. i hope -- if you can get to mars -- we know how to get to the moon. >> we've actually lost the technology. >> wean how to do it. we just don't have the team because they all retired. that will be a good objective. thank you. >> hi.
>> thank you. good to see you. doing well. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> hey, good to see you. >> thanks a lot. i appreciate it. thank you. thanks for being here. >> absolutely. >> i think carolina is going to win but i wouldn't mind seeing peyton manning win the super bowl. >> thank you very much. >> republican candidates -- 3-1 vs. 4-3. all about peyton.
>> all right. >> appreciate it, marco. good luck. i'll be out monday for you. >> thanks, guys. >> senator rube ohio is getting ready to leviway state university here in ames and is going to go about 30 miles south down to des moines where he has another campaign event. his wife will be joining him down there. you've been watching this event. we want to hear from you. you can see the phone numbers up on the screen. we are live in ames on c-span's
road to the white house. we're going to talk to some folks who attended this event and take your calls. we want to begin here with a woman who was at the event. tell us your name and your iowa story. >> well, my name is jannie burke. i'm not an iowan. forgive me for that. i'm from chicago and decided to come down here last night last minute because we want to experience what's going on here and particularly to see senator rubio. >> so what have you done today? >> we drove most of the day. we settled in at our hotel and headed straight over here. >> what did you think of the event? >> well, he, to me, is the most compelling candidate. he seems to have the most concise and articulate message in terms of where this country is headed. i believe whole hearted le we're on the wrong path. i don't want to leave a country to my grandchildren and my child that's different than i grew up with. he seems to be able to articulate that the best.
and beyond that, even though he is so intelligent and so articulate he could be either your or my brother. it just seems like he understands us americans. >> what was it like being at a campaign event in iowa? >> you can feel the energy. you can feel the excitement. people are tired of where we've been hadded and the direction we're going and recognize something drastic has to happen. you can feel the passion in the room when he is speaking. >> thanks for your time. >> thank you. we also want to talk to some viewers at home. we want to begin with a call from josephine in orlando, florida. you've been very patient. go ahead and make your comment. >> yes. i've been watching this from the beginning and i know that the lord has just put in my heart that it is rubio who is going to be the man, the commander-in-chief to lead this nation. and to put america to how we were before. i need to say, and this is so deep in my heart, america needs
to wake up. and i know people are angry and people don't take time to pray. but it is so vital that people will just take a minute to pray and ask the lord to put into heir hearts who is the right man to lead this nation. >> i apologize. we're going to leave it there. josephine, we're going to leave it there and talk with daniel in stockton, illinois. daniel, please go ahead. you're on c-span. caller: yes. i just wanted to say i've been watching these processes from the beginning and i haven't really participated in the caucus. but anyway, i tend to lean toward democrat and i like bernie sanders but i did watch marco rubio and he did have some interesting facts. i would just like to know where his stand is actually on the climate control. we need to do something about
it and he didn't mention too much about it. >> looks like you're an iowa state cyclone here. tell us your name and where you're from. >> jerry hatfield here from ames. >> have you been attending other events or was this the first one? >> we've been attending other events. the nice thing about iowa is all the candidates come to us. we get to see them all. >> do you understand that the rest of america does not get to sit next to a candidate, walk in. >> front row seat today. yeah. that is one of the nice things about iowa is that we do get utch close and personal. we can shake their hands. we can listen to them. look them right in the eye. that's really one of the advantages of being the caucus .tate
>> speaking of caucuses will you be attending a caucus on monday night and for whom? >> we'll be attending a caucus and everything. i'm actually one of the ballot counters for monday night and everything else right now i'm undecided between cruz and rubio. that's the two top candidates. >> have you seen them both? >> we've seen them both. we saw cruz this morning and we'll see marco this afternoon so now i got to make a decision over the weekend. >> what appeals to you about each one? >> well, both of them gave very similar speeches in terms of things that they would do in terms of making america strong again in terms of tax reform mbings looking at the military, looking at how do we build a future for our children. and both of them are faith based which really appeals to me. >> what do you do here in ames? >> i direct a laboratory for the usda. >> thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> and ames is home to about 60,000 people. about 35,000 students here at iowa state university.
next call is maria in fresh meadows, new york. hi, maria. >> hi. thank you for taking my ca. just want to let you -- am i on? yes? hello. >> we are listening. please go ahead. caller: okay. would like to say, that i am very much surprised at the caller who would uphold hillary. i saw those coffins over c-span come in. i listened to the statements made by hillary and the president concerning the video. all of those statements were lies. i'm surprised that people can be so deaf and dumb that they don't understand it. second of all, i want to thank c-span for the opportunity as a retired professor from a college in long island that i was able to listen to the
sessions of the house and the senate concerning the bills that were passed and how harry reid was able to block them and the president was able to veto all of the work that these young republicans in the house and in the senate were trying to pass. it's unbelievable that this is allowed to go on and we've been put in such a repressive situation. our country looks very bad and in a very bad state because of what is going on. >> all right. that's maria in fresh meadows, new york. we're talking about the iowa caucuses. they're two days away and of course between now and monday night c-span will have several events live over the weekend and then on monday. monday night we'll be live at a republican caucus and a democratic caucus. the des moines register tracks the candidates and where they're going. according to the des moines register this morning, 83 more candidate events are happening
today, tomorrow, and monday. now joining us, our guest from ben deck tin college in kansas. what are you doing here? >> i brought 29 students to act as researchers and political anthropologists to observe the caucuses and try to explain what is going on. >> what are they learning? >> i think there is clarity to what these candidates have to say in their ofren events as opposed to the debates in which they have to react to questions. i think it is fascinating for the students to go to these events and see the unmediated message. you know, they get to see the whole event from start to finish and measure the whole message. >> how many events are you attending while here? >> today we've seen cruz and rubio. tonight carson. then we'll go see president and secretary clinton tomorrow night. so we'll fill our day including monday and then monday night we'll be working with caucuses ith our researchers on site.
>> thanks for chatting with us here on c-span. ann in oregon on our democrats line you are on c-span's road to the white house program. caller: yes i am and it has been fascinating. i will absolutely say that. i don't really think that i will vote for rubio. he's a nice young man and all the rest of it but i think he needs just a little bit more ge on him before he can be presidential race. >> where are you leaning right now, ann? are you still with us? she is gone. so let's chat here. hi. how are you? >> fine. >> who are you and why are you here? >> he am melanie parker from
ames here. i am -- i love my country and i am very faithful at following all of the elections and just sort of wanting to find out a little bit more about the personal side of a candidate. >> now, have you caucused before? >> i have not. >> are you going to this year? >> i am. >> why? >> i am worried about our country. i just feel that everyone needs to put out a little bit of extra to get out there and vote for the candidates that they feel is going to be someone who can renew our country and the values that i've grown up with and i am worried that they are going to be gone. >> did senator rubio sell you today? >> yes. >> why? >> i feel that a lot of the things that are important to me he stands for. i'm worried about the country's security. i'm worried about the values. i'm worried about just lots of
different things that i see for my kids and my grand kids. and i just am enough older that i've been able to see a change in how things have been through the years stow is time to really up the ante and get more involved. >> this is melanie who is going to be a first-time caucus goer for marco rubio. thanks for your time. josh, ashland, maryland. josh, if you watched the event, first of all, what did you think, and what else do you want to talk about? >> well, i'm jealous of iowans getting to be alongside the candidates. that's what crossed my mind during the event. my thoughts on senator rubio. i just wonder if rubio administration entails a bigger government, a bigger veterans affairs, bigger department of immigration, bigger military. those might all be agencies that appeal to conservatives but do voters, should voters consider that when considering
rubio? as to whether there is a fiscally conservative vote with marco rubio. >> next call comes from eau claire, wisconsin, mark, good afternoon to you, sir. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a first-time caller to c-span. i like the way you let people talk. i'm one of those voters that's torn between sanders and trump. nd listening to rubio i'm -- talking about student loans was a perfect example of why i have to choose between sanders and trump. he sounded just like hillary. he identified the problem. he said oh, we're going to get some people together. we're going to talk about it and come up with a solution. they never say what it is. and the voters have a longer memory i think. because i remember when nafta, clinton was going to put through nafta and everybody said wait a second. 80% of the people said no way.
we'll lose our jobs. clinton said no, no. we'll give you student loans. right? so, you know, the student loan, they cut the baby in half. students are now traded on the wall street stock exchange under the symbol sln. the stock was $2 when obama got elected. it's gone up now to 24 and 28. they get their money cheap they loan it cheap. >> mark, if i can ask you a question, why -- what is the connection between donald trump and bernie sanders that makes you torn? why those two? the problem is all the jobs have been sent overseas is identified by trump. sanders identifies the problem if you listen to him and i'm not sure you get a chance he said, look. they're loaning money to students at 8% and borrowing it
at half a percent. they're cashing in on the desperation of young kids to try and get an education for a job that just isn't there. you know, hillary clinton host: thank you sir. well, hello, how are you? caller was torn between donald trump and bernie sanders. >> i am not actually here supporting candidate. i am with purdue graduates conducting research for a class project. we are serving the minds -- surv voters.the minds of iowa >> what is your name, and are you the professor? >> i am a professor of media theory and politics at purdue university. >> what are you doing while you are of here? >> we have been here for about a day. we are attending the rallies o