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executive overreach. then, ohio democratic congressman tim ryan will talk about the 2017 defense spending bill and his recent trip to the middle east. >> this is a process. i am encouraged at the first meeting of this process. we will make sure we have a better understanding of one another. ♪ host: good morning. paul ryan speaking to reporters after meeting with donald trump, one of several meetings the presidential in washington yesterday, in an effort to build party unity. the headlines call the meetings tenuous and uneasy.
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noting that donald trump has not ryan's full endorsement. paul ryan stressed what they have in common. that brings us to our question, putting to republicans only. can your party unite in november? donald trump supporters can call (202) 748-8000. those who oppose can call (202) 748-8001. those undecided can call (202) 748-8002. twitter,each us on let's see what was said. >> he brings a new wing to it. new voters we have never had for
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decades. that is a positive thing. on the common core principles that unite all of us? we will have policy disputes. romney and i did not agree on everything in 2012. i am not interested in litigating the past. i am interested in going forward and seeing where common ground exists to make sure we can have a unified party. the question is, can we unify on common, core principles that make our party. the print was that built this country. i am encouraged the answer to that question is yes. host: coming out of those some of the headlines today, usa today calls it an but notruce,
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endorsement, speaking to the fact that the two spoke about --ty unity, but they are speaker ryan is not yet ready to give his full endorsement behind meetingsump after his in washington yesterday. the first time the nominee has met with republican leadership sent -- since becoming the presumptive nominee. other headlines out of those meetings. they talked about what was discussed during these meetings yesterday. ryan said it was important we discuss our differences and we have. met with broader house leadership team, with mitch mcconnell. a meeting the trump campaign had
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requested. it touched on trade, abortion, supreme court justices. that is what we are talking to you about, party unity. whether the party can get behind donald trump. we have lines of those who (202) donald trump, 748-8001. if you support donald trump, (202) 748-8000. if you are undecided, (202) 748-8002. our first call comes from a donald trump supporter. richard, you're on. i don't understand why
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the media thinks donald trump has no support. this is a natural process. the speaker of the house meets with the nominee of the party, the majority leader meets with the leader of the party. now they are moving forward. year ago, that donald trump would be the nominee, you would have laughed at me. if i said the republicans would pick their nominee before the democrats, you would have totally laughed at me. host: as a donald trump supporter, is an important speaker ryan give his endorsement to him? is it important to you that paul ryan and other republicans endorse him out right? is it important to you? isler: i don't think it important in terms of the
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election. what else are they going to do? a have an obligation to support the nominee. when this started, they made donald trump raise his hand and say are you going to support the nominee of the party. a point. that now we fast forward a year later, and it is donald trump who was the one supporting the party and other people who have decided not to support the candidacy of the republican party. jeb bush being first, rubio, these other people. they are the ones of breaking their pledge. not donald trump. not walter mondale, not michael to caucus. he is going to win this election, change the map, make pennsylvania, ohio, places like states andttleground hillary clinton remains under 50%.
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she cannot close the sale. she has been running for longer than brian, who got the nomination three times. i don't understand the media's of session saying republicans are not coming together. that is what they are doing. host: that is richard calling in, a trump supporter. a little more about paul ryan and his position about this in "washington post." the 2012 presidential race with ryan on the ticket, following that race, the republican national committee issued an autopsy, calling for outreach to voters and ryan renounced his rhetorical americans into makers and takers.
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six-month stretch in which ryan has attempted to unite the republicans, donald trump is making his claim as a gop leader in which ideas have been largely an afterthought. we are talking about whether you think republicans can unite behind donald trump in november. up next is joe from miami, florida. you are undecided. do you think the party can unite? is that unity important to you? caller: unity will come. we want somebody outside the establishment, whether it is republican or democrat. the basic problem is they are not listening. , they are talking against the policies being made by democrats or republicans.
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,hey are both deciding our fate extensive -- excessive spending, no budget. thede that, policies americans are not agreeing on. host: what are you waiting to hear to make your decision as to whether to support donald trump or not? donald trump is saying the truth. i am watching how the party is reacting to what he is saying, or bernie sanders. nobody wants to listen. accept theear them fact that the people are not policies that their are taking our country in the wrong direction.
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said the truth. bernie sanders has been saying the truth. them are listening. they are assessed with maintaining power and money that they are a dig did too. there is where the problem is. is joe from florida. discussing whether the party can unite in november. up next, barney, washington, d.c.. you oppose donald trump. do you think unity as possible? will have a divided united party. people are going to unite, but not going to agree with anything with donald trump. let's not mince words. he is a biggest -- eight big it and a racist. he has no policy. he makes it up as he goes. on the fear of the
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people and he gives the people what they want. host: what would you like to see speaker ryan do? he is stressing the need for real unity. what role would you like to see him take? caller: i would liken to tell donald trump to take a hike. i do not want negotiations with a man or woman who comes into office who thinks america is not and thee of races productivity that all of these races have brought into the united states. pointing people out, you get a triple down effect. joni calling in from pennsylvania. a donald trump supporter. do you think party unity is possible on election day? i hope so. united we stand, divided we fall.
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i have seen a lot of division in the parties. republican and democrat. they cannot agree on nothing. everything is on a standstill. donald trump is going to bring us to a point and everything is going to start happening now with him being president. down --n should back back donald trump being the republican party. host: are you worried -- caller: donald trump signed he would back the nominee no matter what. paul ryan needs to back donald trump. think there is room? paul ryan said it is a big party, there is room within the party for those who disagree. do you think the tent is big enough to bring on board those endorsed donald trump?
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no, we are dividing the party again. so many people have voted for donald trump. them as theck republican party. i used to be democrat. i saw too many democrats went the wrong way. they make promises they could not keep. like that. i became republican. i hope donald trump becomes president for my kid's future. host: up next, bill calling in .rom ohio you are undecided. using the party can unify and is that important in helping you make a decision? i hope they do not unified. the thing that makes donald -- is that he is not an
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established republican. is why he is attracting people like me, who want change. with paul ryan and paul ryan turns him into more of heestablishment republican, is no longer an attractive candidate. the thing that makes donald trump so good is that he is not an establishment republican. host: what makes you undecided? what do you need to hear to make a decision as to whether to back donald trump? i have to hear more policy, what his policies are on taxes, foreign policy, more specifics. that will make my decision. calling in from rockland, maine. you oppose donald trump. why?
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caller: i am from massachusetts. a strawrump is candidate for hillary clinton. in massachusetts, they used to stick in people to run against republicans who they knew were going to lose. donald trump is going to get vetted. a few years ago, geraldine ferrero was going to be nominated for vice president. somebody said something about her husband being involved with the mafia. is like a big realtor. in atlantic city and all of this, they are going to vet him. host: is there anything, he innt a lot of time washington trying to convince republicans to get on board with
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his campaign. anything he could do or say that will bring you on board in november? caller: no. this will be the first year i don't vote in about 30 years. the department of justice is not going to indict hillary. once they say they are not going to indict hillary, all the votes go back to hillary. donald trump does not want to be president. he has enough money where he does not want to be president and go into investigations into his wheeling and dealing. that was tom, calling in from maine. let's see what harry reid said yesterday about donald trump's meeting. [video clip] they have a lot to talk
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about. at some point in the conversation, donald trump should thank the senior senator from kentucky. obstructionist, anti-woman, anti-latino, anti- environment and anti-everything. republicans in the last eight years have made donald trump a reality. took tonald trump twitter. one tweet reading great day with speaker ryan. things working out really well. another, after his meeting with the majority leader, he said great meeting with mitch mcconnell. he also said, senator lindsey we had and me interesting talk about national
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security and more. graham sparred heavily during the primary race. it seems they are talking now i'm trying to come together. talking about whether republicans can unify in november. next, sandra, calling in from some 10, alabama -- from alabama. you support donald trump. do you think he can unify the party? he can.i do think i will be behind donald trump all the way. he can unite and i think ryan needs to be behind him and show unity. i saw a thing from opera winfrey years ago and he takes the same views now that he did when he
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was younger. he will not tell the enemy what we are going to do before we do it to them. i hope he puts the rest of them on the ticket with him. say they can unify. if they do not, are you nervous, worried it might hurt donald trump's candidacy? if they don't unite with him, they are voting for hillary clinton. it is just that simple. tothey want the republicans win, they will do it. they made us vote for mccain and romney and used the what happened. that this time, it will be the same thing. host: that was sandra calling in. eph. xt,
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think party unity is possible? aller: donald trump is , con man,businessman who will say anything to anybody them,ly them and insult he has been doing nothing but seating into it -- but feeding .nto the fear he will say and do anything to what he wants. he wants it all. will you do on election day if you oppose donald trump? hillary vote for
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clinton? the other candidates on the ballot? what do you plan to do? i will vote for bernie sanders. host: if bernie sanders is not on the ticket, if it is secretary clinton, will you be able to vote for her? possibly, or i just won't vote. this country is going to be able to tolerate donald trump. donald trump does not really want to be president. host: getting a sense as to what was going on outside of these meetings yesterday, there were several dozen protesters who appeared outside both locations of those meetings. some were protesting immigration policy. some were protesting donald trump's stance that he would like to stop all muslim
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immigration, at least temporarily, into the country. some of those took play on a recent tweet that donald trump .ent and sent taco salad if you are call, donald trump tweeted out a tweet while he was , saying heco salad loved hispanics. whether we discussed the republican party can unite in november. we have willie calling in. you oppose donald trump. do you think the party can come together? i oppose donald trump because he is not a republican. the other reason, he has been making these absurd statements. not been held accountable to what he says.
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we cannot have a president that cannot be held accountable. the islam situation, about barring muslims from entering the country. has been our staunch ally and they are highly muslim. there are about 90 million of them who have stood by us through the cold war. host: let me ask you this. you oppose donald trump. what do you plan to do on election day? is there anything he can do to win your vote? is absurd. he says absurd things, like building a wall. was ted cruz's dad implicated in the assassination of kennedy. no one holds them accountable for what he says. host: are you going to vote for hillary clinton?
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caller: as a republican i am disappointed. hillary clinton has much to answer for. she has not been a great candidate. concerned, the time when this country is at a crossroads and there are so many , theres we are facing are so many problems in this world that we are going to be working together to solve. instead, -- was willie from new jersey. we have a lot of calls. next, barbara calling from palm bay, florida. do you think he can unify the product -- the party behind him before election day? caller: yes.
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host: is that important to you? do you think he needs that unity ? in the primaries, he has been railing against the establishment. do you think he needs the establishment to get behind him now? caller: he does. host: why is that? together we stand, divided we fall. about the forgetting preamble, we the people. we must stand behind him together. host: that is barbara calling in from florida. lancaster, south carolina. you are a donald trump supporter. do you think he can unite the party? caller: yes. say though people like to anotheron muslims,
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thing the people can get behind is immigration. i was at walmart yesterday and i saw a duke power truck. hispanic guysr working for duke power. they were illegal. they do take jobs americans look for. host: does the fact that house speaker paul ryan and others are hesitant to fully endorse donald trump, does that worry you? caller: to a degree. i figured they would come around. he is not going to be ruling by himself. problem, he is the only one saying something about
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illegal immigration. it is killing me black and poor communities. they do take jobs from americans. he is the only candidate talking about doing something about illegal immigration. issue. my biggest i am a black man, a veteran, a proud american. ofm more it about the future all of these black kids not getting jobs. at moret's take a look of what paul ryan said yesterday about endorsing donald trump. [video clip] the process of unifying the we are in primary, the most divisive primaries in memory. it takes some time. there are people for john kasich, marco rubio, everyone else. it is important we don't fake
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unified, that we truly so we are at full strength in the fall. taking want us to have a a vacation process here. i want to make sure we understand each other and we are committed to the principles that make the republican party and party.his i heard good things. we exchanged differences of opinions. there are policy disputes we will have. of republicans disagree with one another on policy issues. core principles, those are the kinds of things we discussed. that is paul ryan speaking about his process, that he has not yet endorsed donald trump, but he felt encouraged after the meeting. other lawmakers have endorsed donald trump, including senator orrin hatch.
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, gave himendorsed him a full backing after meeting with him in washington. , askingalking to you you whether the party can unify the rate up next on our line duaneting donald trump, calling in from winnebago, minnesota. do you think the party can unite behind your candidate? believe then't party is divided. donald trump got a record number of votes for him. where do you you get a division when you have a record number of people voting for you? you want to push the idea that the party is divided because there are elites in d.c. who don't want to come out with their support yet. when they come out with their support, parties divide then. several callers who are
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republicans say they cannot support donald trump. does that concern you? that they are not ready to get behind him? come throughwill and support him when the party is going to the convention. no question about it. republicansber of have voted for donald trump already. there are a lot of people behind him. i am sure there will be a lot of people. a lot has said they will not come out and support him. if you have, but very few. next, bill is calling in from norfolk, connecticut. you are undecided. the party can unify behind donald trump? what the media is covering up, this is a battle
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between the silent majority and -- itorking people versus is time for people like clinton and bush, ryan to go. we need big changes in this country. a lot of people are hurting in different ways. we have the establishment of the party, donald trump has been running a campaign against that, i'm still undecided. trump theretowards is too much, there's too much going on now where they politically correct stuff is it is an old trip sanders
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and trump, thing together. -- it is time we go to the establishment. they had too much like the iraq war. that is built calling from connecticut. with from the meeting donald trump and several members of the leadership yesterday, there are other headlines in the news, like i said, the front page of today like the new york times talks about a notice that the obama administration has issued regarding transgender students and ambassadors. director of public schools to safeguard gender identity.
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the obama administration is set to render a sweeping objective. telling everybody to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. todayer will go out talking about the changeover transgender rights. there is a legal fight over the issue. one of the headlines we are seeing this morning, we are continuing our discussion of party unity with our republican colors. up next is evelyn calling from fort worth, texas. you will pose donald trump. do you believe unity is possible? i hope not. host: what is it about him that you oppose? thing, he dide not actually go to vietnam. then come on tv it cannot even
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which one was hurt when they asked him about it. what he can i go to vietnam. host: what will you do on you do noty if support the personal denomination? why of the republican thing to vote, i will put in jane fonda. she is the one who went over and talked to vietnam. as far as i'm concerned, i might as well not be voting. it's not right for my husband to go, my grandson is in the army. he's not even supporting the pension. donation even take the that was given for him on his
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program. killedt want my grandson because this man doesn't know anything about running in war. host: up next, we have a donald trump supporter. from scottsdale arizona, alan, do you think republicans can unite behind a donald trump in november? caller: actually come i would like to say something. i love you guys. to american people need understand, this is the first person in the history of the country that has $10 billion on the line. has an a man who enormous company. if anybody thinks that putting $10 billion on the line is not very much, they need to think again. there are several things i would like to say. scenario of a man who has negotiated and dealt
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with people who loves his country is the same kind of person that i am. i am 29 years in business. and, i love this country. host: does the reluctance of people like speaker paul ryan to back a donald trump -- do you is necessary to win in november? caller: that is a moot point. think about how long paul ryan has been in and has been a congressman. washington, d.c. is enormous. no doubt about it. everybody is disgusting with their power. a 12% ratinghave in the country.
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people have had it with everybody in washington. host: that is alan from arizona. bev a lot of calls. we have a lot of headlines to get to. report from the ap about calls from the senate women tot would allow sign up for the selective service of getting in january 2018. it's as women have never been required to register. they have never been part of the widescale draft. this measure would open it up. the draft was erased last year when the pentagon announced that all military jobs will be open to women. the senate committee said in its annual defense policy bill summary that the committee noticed that officers in each of
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the military branches have expressed support for including women and a potential draft. that is in our headlines today. our discussion of donald trump's meeting yesterday. we are talking to our republican viewers. we have amber from baltimore. you oppose donald trump. does unity play a role in your decision? caller: no. it does not. i respect that the party has broken up over donald trump. this means that people actually have compassion and understanding and a sense of political correctness that donald trump does not have. host: is there anything he could say that might win your vote? caller: absolutely not. he is not for the people.
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he does not have a sense of how much a loaf of bread or a gallon of myth costs. he of he has no compassion for the american people. i could never see myself voting for him. host: up next we have kandi cullinan from clear lake, iowa. you are undecided. do you think that the party can unify? caller: unity is not important. that was gone and washed away long ago. everyoney now that else is checking -- catching up to this fact. like i'll beel forced to vote for trump to avoid the catastrophe of hillary. she get her names in the history books as the first woman president. ,e'll have a woman president
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but i pray it will not be her. you say you are leaning towards voting for donald trump. you concerned about what people who are reluctant to vote for for what the voting will do in the ballot? caller: i want to look at each candidate. there are city council, their church, there's a will. look at every person. not just pull on one lever. thing just for one minute. because, the president can only do so much. no matter who it is, they can only do so much. host: that is candy from iowa. of next family have daniel from fort lauderdale florida.
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do you think the party can unify behind him? i am an independent. i want to vote for donald trump, but, he is really throwing the race card out. issue is about the butler that used to work for him. he is coming out, talking about the president being hung or killed. this is ridiculous. i want to vote for donald trump, but he has to do better than this. he has done this road really far. i do not know if he can come back. i really cannot. he is a good guy, i like him.
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but, he is just to write on the race issue. he has to stop this stuff. host: up next, we have beth calling in from indiana. beth, you oppose donald trump. do you think republicans can i cannot tell you for sure. i have to pray about it. this man does not support any of my christian values. the way he talks, he speaks in circles. we do not even know what his plan is. what upsets me the most is that americans are not researching, they are not checking records of how somebody has voted. we had an opportunity to vote for somebody who fought for us. he did not care who would be against him, it is he was standing up for the constitution and standing up for our conservativism. i cannot believe that we have gone this far down.
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i did not know what i will do. shown or spoken about any of his plans. he switches them from day to day. you, is or ask anything he could say between now and november that could win you over or earn your vote? caller: he will have to be consistent. he will have to stop treating people like they are trash and only thinking of himself and americans like that. it is up to him to unify us. he needs to be responsible. he needs to change his ways and we all need to pray to him. calling inis beth from indiana. up next, we have richard calling from nashville tennessee. do you think unity is possible? caller: i believe it is.
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i've been watching donald trump since the day he began this last year. i have listened to every word he said on every tv channel. i listen to the constituents. i listen to a lot of people. donald trump, in some cases has been taken out of context. what i want is the commander-in-chief that wants to make this country great. look around at construction sites and where houses, all i see is a bunch of people that are not american citizens, they are in or on a work visa or here illegally. let me ask you, since we are running out of time. people, speaker ryan cap mother people have not fully endorse tromp, does that worry you? caller: the establishment that we speak of, they are older, they have had their way for 40 years.
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they are trying to change everything. trump hasrm -- donald stood up to them. i am the father in my house. it is my job to protect my family and my home. president,at from my he says we are not a country if we don't have boundaries. we have patrick calling in from new jersey. patrick, you are still undecided, what you need to hear from donald trump? i had supported marco rubio. i'm waiting to see who donald trump picks as a vice president. one of the concerns i am having is that i have been told by my party that donald trump is not good to be president of the
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united states. are trying to convince me that he is right for the country. my concern is that the likelihood of donald trump being president, the likelihood of is going to war again, do i care about the party? or do i care about the united states that i love so much? host: let me ask you one quick question, is unity something that can help you make your decision if the party does callback donald trump? if theythat is like were telling me they were going to support daisy duke. host: that is all we have for this call. toing up, we will be talking the republican congressman runningking who is the the campaign for takers. he will talk about donald trump
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and the top of the gop ticket. he is a member of the budget and appropriations committee. he will talk about the spending bill that is about to hit the house for next week. first, over the course of five weeks, american history tv is marking the 40th anniversary of the 1976 release of the church's final report on the government intelligence activity. there is a weekend from this weekend's programming. >> they have been mailing anonymous letters to dr. king's wife, which are mailed shortly before he was a the nobel peace prize. with thisnishes suggestion. there is only one thing left for you to do. you know what it is. you only 34 days to do it. this number has been selected for a specific reason. there is a definite practical significance.
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you are done. give us some context for what we just saw. why was the fbi looking into the activities of martin luther king? i made that after statement, chris mondale who is ,eally the hero on the fbi side he was a special one. he asked me a question. seeas taken by dr. king to a suggestion for suicide. the answer was that it was attempted, it was taken as an effort by the king family and the king associates like and beyond get him to commit suicide. hoover hated king. j edgar hoover hated king.
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view ofad a negative what was then called negroes. again, the very afternoon of kings i have a dream speech and washington, d.c., in the bowels of the fbi's office, they resolved to destroy martin the ing host: joining us now is congressman steve king. of the task force of executive overreach. the former national cochair for senator ted cruz's presidential campaign. we'll talk a little bit about that and his work with his executive task force area thank you for joining us. guest: thank you for having me. host: we have been talking about donald trump.
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what is your take on what came out of those meetings with speaker ryan? caller: first, when he spoke to ago,issue around one week he said he was not prepared to endorse to try. i think the speaker chose just the right time. there is a significant link of the party that has apprehension about coming to the party. we need to unify. for me, it was very important. we're establishing the relationship between speaker ryan and donald trump. got was thatn i there was a very positive sense between the two of them. there are a lot of issues to discuss. they both expressed a positive tone when they came out. i would say to people that i am
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going for a lot of the same things. as the national cochair for the ted cruz for president campaign, there are a lot of issues along the way. there tension along the presidential campaign. we started with 17 candidates, now we are down to a very likely nominee. the wounds created by that division need to heal. it will start with donald trump and speaker ryan. we will be healed together. i think donald trump is one really control the pace of that. we just need to see cooperation with the speaker. what do you, personally, need to see from donald trump for him to win your endorsement? guest: i would like to see him speak to conservatives. one of the things that i census -- think sets us back a little bit is that when he made a the republican party, not the conservative area, but, it is the
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conservative party. for three generations come with put together a platform put on constitutional conservativism. there are social conservatives rooted in the basis that our constitution is the guideline built this country. we will have a good future for stick to it. i do not hear donald trump speak to those issues. my recommendation would be that i recall 40 years ago that mitt romney went down to new orleans and give a speech that was very much a heartfelt speech about his christian faith and moral values. i think that if donald trump would put together his own speech, probably mitt romney will not come on board, i think that he can speak to a large weighing of the republican party.
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we will be assured that donald trump will work with them. i do not think they have that vote of confidence yet. we are talking to steve king, the republican of iowa. our viewers can join the at 202 some 7378 thousand 202 two. you said that park unity is important. you mentioned mitt romney. mitt romney does not seem ready to unify. get a facebook message that was critical of donald trump's message to release his tax returns. are you concerned about that?
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of course i am concerned. it adds to the weight of the effort out there. i do not know how strong it is. i am not encouraging people to join any group. i'm saying instead that let's figure out how to bond this party together. we will price our values to do that. .es, i am concerned about that i am more concerned about the of constitutional christian conservatives and fiscal conservatives. here is what i have been looking at. today, ourany people staff has a baby boy. he draws his first breath of air in america, but he owes money to uncle sam.
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the peoplehat have are paying taxes and working. the other people are not. he will have to pay a $420,000 of national debt. republicans are concerned. they want a balanced budget and get to the process of paying down our national debt. and, they want a strong constitutional foundation. the do not want to see judicial branch calling the shots, they want we the people, through the article one of congress to write the laws. reassured that those divisions will be drawn clearly again with a balance of power with the different branches of government. do you believe donald trump is a conservative? guest: he shows many conservative instincts.
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he has articulated a great instinct for immigration. we cannot he and nation if we do not have any borders. the most effective way to do that is building a fence and a wall. that way you have to know man's lands to deal with. i think that is the best way to spend our dollars. it's a lot cheaper than hiring help simply to sit back and watch people. so, that is a piece of conservativism. you know, if he can get government out of the way and get the growth he is proposing, that will be a great conservative movement also. i think that donald trump has a chance a growing the private sector. we have a lot of calls waiting to speak to the congressman about the election.
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first, we have mary on the democratic line. mary, you're on the congressman. caller: you said his hedge fund managers are getting away with conservative. millionaires are trying to pass a legislation to have the loophole closed. worried about the debt, why don't you people get the job done or stop messing around? this could bring in billions of dollars for the debt. thank you. positive on all the numbers and details. frank legislation that
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passed here some years ago. i'm hearing that there is a tremendous burden along the way with lots of regulation still there. with our position of deciding who is too big to fail and regulating many transactions, i thought that was an overreach. i thought we should have allowed some of those large companies that were out there melting down in 2007-2008 a motive time, rather than build amount, if we let them fail, those services would have been picked up again. the checks and balances would have been there. what really happened was that with investment banks and hedge , they socialized the risk and privatized profit. wehink we would agree that should not be guaranteeing profit for large investors.
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we will take the hit if there is a loss. we have joe calling in on the republican line. you are on congressman king. caller: good morning. the subject this morning is executive overreach. you know, obama issued a narrative about bathrooms. he has no right to be issuing about which people can go on the bathroom. i want you to stop them on stuff like that. , you better get in line and start backing the nominee. i do not care about romney or them ton, i do not want neutralize trump. i want him to stay just like he is. he is right about muslims, mexicans, the wall. that is why he took all you politicians out. he's right. let's give the congressman a chance to respond. he did not take
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this politician out. i have had a good number of conversations with donald trump. i'm committed to the principles that i have stood for my whole life. about thosery clear things i express. party, but ify the do not think it will be constructive thing if anybody leadership just says i will set these values. instead, i think it is better that we move in the direction of the application. can i agree on immigration. let's keep moving in that direction. we'll have the issue by issue. no matter how many others think about getting behind donald
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trump, there were 5-1,000,000 estate home during mitt romney's election. if they had gone to the polls, according to many of the service out there, mitt romney would be president today. there are more that would stay home now. i'll to try to bring everybody in this party together. i would like to see donald trump do the outreach. i would like to see conservatives make their concessions. we will have a platform we can all embrace so we can be together after cleveland. point aboutt first the obama administration's policy about transgender bathrooms in schools, what is your reaction to that? i oppose that. i believe it is executive overreach. you can imagine our founding fathers sitting down and drafting the declaration and
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ratifying the constitution, and send you know it, we will give the power to the attorney general of the united states to decide who goes to which bathroom. they do not even know the were gender was back in 1776. the word was set, it was a physiological description. now, gender is a description of what you think you are, rather than what you might physiologically be. i think it is an extreme overreach. i do not know how we stop it. we need to address it. the president could tape taken a path on that just tell every school that they will lose their funding if you do not let people use whatever bathroom they want to. that is overreach. we are talking to steve came from iowa about the presidential race and executive overreach task force. up next, we have grace calling
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in from indiana. grace, you're on with congressman king. congressman, donald trump is a bully. me, you know he always uses the they hit me first. he could move to norway or denmark, who clean this mess up? i am 85 years old. i'm a voter. i have news for you, that man scares me to death. i'm not afraid of anything. tell me what you're going to do? guest: i was like to have him put on a pair of belting gloves myself. i think he pushes hard on some things. read the posture of letting something that pass.
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i'm hopeful and encouraging. i believe that donald trump can't adjust his persona. i think it would be needed for him to adjust his persona to make it more acceptable. i like your statement that your 85 years old and not afraid of any ring. as you said, you're the former cochair of senator ted cruz's race, he seems to be leaving the door open for return. is there any possibility of that? all things are possible, and nothing is predictable. the likelihood is very small. not atell you that it is strategy being worked or pushed at all. ted was asow of articulate about it as he usually is about everything else. most important things are this.
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he made some statements about the nomination. some of us believed there was a viable path. i would have liked to see him stay in through california, then count the chips and the game was over run. they made a decision. he was in a better position to evaluate that. strategy is not a being worked to try to put him back in as a candidate. are some things, there are ted cruz delegates open across the country. he was going to cleveland. that we have a platform needs to be ratified and rewritten. and, we need to write be andral's that will guide
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not govern the convention in 2020. it is important that we maintain a representative view of government. we are the republican party. delegates aref needed to nominate the candidate. he had, the platforms need to be pro-life and probably -- pro-marriage and pro-constitution. ted cruz is urging the delegates. hoping cleveland. host: there is a piece in the hell that talked about ted cruz's allies gearing up for a convention. are there specific things in the platform now that you would like to change echoed i know we had some principles that were important.
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guest: somebody will need to bring a bathroom plank. up, i thinkpic came that is one of the things of be happy to see or introduce. it is something i would want to be supportive of. we need to hold together pro-life and pro-marriage. we do not know what might come along. we usually see a presidential candidate that would try to amend the platform to fit more closely with their particular positions. that might be the case. i do not know. right now, i do not see and the indications of a platform change. you know, he has said that the system is rigged. it you can only interpret that means he believes the results of the primaries and the state would dictate the nominee and that the delegates would have as much of a say about who
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would be our nominee. furthermore, when you vote in a primary in february versus january, lots of things change. i also am concerned that there will be some rules changing. there will have changes that will allow the crossover vote to dictate our nominee. people who figured if they would take a republican or a democratic ballot. republicans to choose the nominee. then, i want americans to choose the president. host: we're talking to congressman steve king. he was there for the agriculture and small business committees. he was therefore executive
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overreach. beverly is here. caller: i cannot understand donald trump. the only thing he has going for him is that wall. i agree with that. we have people coming over here and getting jobs and not paying taxes. we all have to pay taxes. that is the only thing i like about donald trump. but, i would like to see somebody get in there who really cares about this country. do you have a specific question for the congressman? caller: what will we do about this bathroom thing? you know, the short version of that is that i would like to see resolution brought under the florida house.
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we definitely have legislative authority existing with the micromanagement of signs on bathrooms. i would like to see that. i would talk to some of my colleagues on this. i get a sense of what they think and how we can come together with a unified voice. on the ad also that when the own thing is going for his the wall, of course there is more. i do not think people understand how effective a wall would the. of the illegal drugs consumed in america come through mexico. this would at least reduce their supply routes. and, it is tens of millions of dollars of his miss. they say we cannot build a wall that is 2000 miles long. donald trump said the great wall of china was 13,000 miles long.
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they had no machines to build a company us we can build it to the cost of the wall would be less than building interstate highway. we are building the four-lane inta cornfields by the land. we have all the design and building. we get all that done for $4 million per mile. six point $7ending million per mile just to watch the southern border. getting 25y percentage rate down on the border. so, we can take two thirds of the annual budget that protects that border and build a whole wall for two thirds of what we're spending now. it, it will return our investment. it is a good idea. his other ones as well. let's talk of the task force for executive overreach. it is temporary. tell us about it.
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years, i have brought amendments to the floor of the house with an attempt to limit the overreach of the executive branch, but also come with the judicial branch of government. in 2005, there is a key decision made by the supreme court. that drivers ruled could confiscate private property and headed over to other private interest. violation ofar property rights. court pulled out that the language for public use. we had a resolution with an approval to the floor. proposed an amendment that cut funding to the administration of the supreme court. it was a nominal fee. it is what they confiscated in that decision.
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one of the first things i tried to do was limit the legislative power. ,s we watched the president's they have brought amendment after amendment. hold a record over the years of building their principles and defending their legislative authority. so, as i got worse and worse, president obama is not the only one. he does have the most aggressive overreach. , when paul ryan heame speaker, i believe said out the chairman committee. he made the proposal that we needed the task force. and, then, they asked if i would share that. it is the full series of amendments i have brought over
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the years. we address a number of different topics. we are on foreign policy overreach, and, the funding for the operations in libya with andy that was appropriated skilled with other funds, we have gone with that. we have addressed domestic overreach. and, with the court case yesterday, i had it john boehner initiated a lawsuit, he was with the house of representatives. and, that's when the obama administration decided to fund the risk quarters under obamacare. so, those are some of the things that take place. i think immigration was where he had the most overreach. times, i doid a 22 not have the constitutional authority to pass that. of giving up times
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this constitutional law lecture, he decided he could get away with it. so, we have the more memos. they have millions of people being told that he is now legally president. democratic colleague comes men scott peters said needsically that congress to look in at a mere before it says in the obama administration. billd 13, senate passed a which was significant. people, the have the specific gang, but, it included a lot of people that will give congress a chance to deal with it. we do not even get a vote on it. so, all of us have different
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views. theever even took it up and house. we're not even allowed to talk about it. yet, we're hearing that the president has taken on too much power. that would have provided a 13 year path to citizenship. if you're in 2012 with no felony and a job and application fees, it would have provided a legislative path to citizenship for dreamers, they would've had u.s. 416. e-verify, which is something that a lot of people have been calling on to make sure we have proper enforcement would have allowed a greater number of visas. they will have substantial border security. border,gents in the 70,000 increase. 350 miles of new fencing. technology cameras drones,
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helicopters, and checking at aaron seaport. all of this with the legislature. this is in the halls of the united states congress. host: is there congressional overreach? guest: i believe that is an overstatement. i have heard each of those points. i would say that marco rubio is likely to be the nominee for the president if you oppose the bill rather than supported it. the american people rejected that bill. it tollion was added to make it difficult to get it moved off the floor. they have a fencing. they have 2000 miles of border. for an alternate enforcing the law today, there is no will. if that is what you are interested in, you need to get a
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different job. so, as much of that with the arguments he is making, there is a consensus. if it worked, the american people have called for. the house of representatives with past it. there is no such thing as legal authority for president to be a legislator just because he asked congress to pass a law. that is a decision also. congress made a decision. the house of representatives said we will not take that up, it is bad policy. the senate thought it was a good idea. the president agrees with the senate that they should be able to have the effect of law. that is the definition of executive overreach. i be happy to have that discussion with the judiciary committee. host: we're talking the steve king. up next, we have a call on our democratic line. you are on with congressman king. i appreciate you allow
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me to speak. first of all, i have a couple of questions. have you been a strong democrat? i believe in sharing. i think this is a joke. to have donald trump is a president. this does not make sense. i want to know how you feel about that? guest: we just received that question. host: essentially, donald trump is a reality tv character. is that a concern for you? guest: i have seen him in the rain. it is hard to stay that he does not do reality tv. as a large part of what he has done over the last 15 years. at that point, she is right. i do not want to compare donald trump with ronald reagan. there are two completely different people.
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there are things about ronald -- they said the middle east he was and were not complementary to the presidential demeanor. i'm hopeful that donald trump will establish a presidential demeanor. do happen to see, even though i have been a longtime supporter of ted cruz that donald trump showmanship as led him to be the nominee today. that is a skill set that can possibly turned to a new good. next, we have byron calling in from cleveland, tennessee. you are on the congressman. trump. i like donald he sounds just like me. i am not politically correct. people that the few has the guts to bring this to the table. about this crony capitalism.
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is going to do something about this crony capitalist? voting forir time of hillary clinton. i think you should take him out of the republican party is my personal opinion. host: let's give the congressman chance to respond. guest: you know, some of this discussion would depend on how we define crony capitalists. beennot one who has supported by big money in the party. rather see the grassroots build up the party. things the strongest we've had. there is an establishment wing doese party because it take resources to run this. especially the presidential campaign. also many presidential campaigns. we need to be involved in a broad party. we cannot let the party's wishes be dictated by just the people with big checkbooks. that is why i always talk about the power of the grassroots.
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money is free speech. the more grassroots people we have involved, the more delegates and principal we have showing up. the more activist we have, the less influence the crony capitalists have. i think that automates you a little happier. we will get more grassroots involvement. deborah next, we have calling in from virginia. deborah, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for being here with us this morning. i have a question for you in regards to something i watch last month at the house, it was a vote, i believe you call that the hb one bill with immigrants coming in who are high-tech and have to sign a form saying that they will work for two thirds of what an american worker would get in the job. and, i need for you to explain
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to the american public how that possibly helps americans whose children's are just children are paying back college loans when you know that those jobs will be going to the lower paid workers. they are just coming from another country. supporterl, i'm not a of expanding. that is the highest for skilled workforce. we are seeing stores across this country where they have hired and requireome in americans to train them and then left the americans and put to work cheaper workers from the other countries. usa wrote anrom article a few years ago. why is it that the eastern shore has a stronger connection to poland? plenty of workers are here right now.
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and, yet, they are recruited to work along the shore areas. that goes on and hotels across this country. that there opinion of 100 to million americans working age or simply not in the workforce. it is around 94.6 million. there suddenly not the workforce. quite 9to that not million are also unemployed, ofn, if you look at people all ages, 16 years old and upcoming take that down to 74. sell, from that age on down, it eliminates those who are physically or mentally disabled and cannot work, you still have 82 million americans who are not the workforce. that is the workforce of americans we can reach into philadelphia have this country. anybodyo not believe
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really believes 11 million illegals are in america. it is probably above 20 million. and, seven out of 12 of them have a job. when you force immigration laws, you are opening up millions of jobs for others to do that work. we know the law supply and demand. there is a hard law supply and demand. so, if the demand for labor goes up, so do wages and benefits. we have plenty of people who can do this sitting on the couch. host: thank you congressman. joint taskn of the force on executive overreach. thank you for joining us. coming up, we'll be talking to your colleague, cosmic tim ryan of ohio. he will be talking about the budget appropriations committee and the upcoming spending fight on the house floor over the defense spending bill. >> madam secretary, we proudly
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a of the country, they succeeded. shockwave of alarm throughout the world. there was a major country in europe, the right-wing military quickly backed by hitler and mussolini who sent arms, airplanes, pilots, tanks and mussolini sent 80,000 ground troops here with the spanish right, making a grab for power. and, people all of the world felt there ought to be resistance. if not here, where? >> sunday night at 8:00 p.m.. at c-span schema day. >> washington journal continues. us now is tim ryan from ohio. a member of the budget committee. we'll be discussing the massive defense budget that will reach the house for next week. congressman, thank you for
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joining us. of this us an overview budget. what should we be looking out for specifically? guest: we are talking about dealing with all the complexities in the world. all our citizens are here to recognize where we are. obviously, we have many problems in the middle east. turkey,n syria, iraq, refugee influx come into those regions, and over into europe. we have china expanded in the south china sea, which is an issue that needs to be dealt with. we have russia once again involved in the middle east in a way that they have not been for a while. we have issues with north korea, iran testing missiles, and really pushing the envelope wherever they can.
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wes bill is about how do address all these major issues? and, how do we have the strength that we need to be able to deal personnelaling with on the ground. how to make investments into our claims and planes and trucks and satellites and all of the technical expertise that we need , whether it is ballistic missile's or ballistic missile defense, and, how do we make sure we take care of our soldiers? all these different areas need to be addressed. also, we're doing the research to make sure we have the technology as we move forward. all of this is in the package. that is why, inevitably, a gets as big as it does. it is a package of 575 million dollars spending bill. a little bit more about that from this piece from the hill,
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earlier this week is that it would provide more can you talk a little about the base operations versus the other part of the object and why that's important? guest: this is a big problem. we have been doing this with continuing resolutions and shutting down the government in the past and they have been detrimental to the entire federal budget but in particular to the military. one of the things the military needs consistency. they need a consistent budget with long-term projections in the budget for training, for example. we have men and women flying missions now in iraq and syria
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but we also need them to be trained for missions that may be in china or russia or maybe and the korean peninsula. we need training happening and we need equipment to happen. you cannot go to boeing or lockheed martin or someone who makes airplanes for you and say we have enough money until april of next year but then we've got to do this all over again. there is no long-term projection because of the gridlock in washington. i think we are doing a real disservice to the men and women fighting on our behalf and we are doing a real disservice to our long-term, short, midterm, and long-term shenanigans. the countryefend and have an awesome responsibility around the world. i just got back from the persian gulf a few weeks ago. see the reliance upon the
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united states in that region whether it's israel or the united arab emirates or any of these other countries in the persian gulf, they rely on us. if we are going to be relied upon, we better have our stuff together budget terribly, strict rily as we move forward. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] timre talking with host: ryan about the budget bill and his recent travels overseas. democrats can call in. republicans can call in. and independence -- you mentioned you took a trip overseas visiting several middle east countries. where did you go and what was the purpose? guest: the general purpose was
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to look at our missile defense issues not in the united states but how we help countries in that region. anytime you going to the middle east, it's more complicated than just one issue. we went to israel. we went to united arab emirates, and we wentbahrain to the uss harry truman who are flying sorties and dropping bombs in that region. we went into iraq. barwent into baghdad and an province to me with soldiers and sunni leaders in the northwest portion of that region. these are very complicated issues but people rely on the united states. or making's equipment
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sure our men and women are properly trained, whether or not our airplanes are in the kind of condition they should be in and the most powerful military in the world, do we have enough we are doing with cyber security kim again our message out because iran is getting their message out in that region. it's trying to completely understand all of the intricacies of what's going on in that region. that these thinking kind of moves that the republicans are making now are really a disservice to the men and women on the ground out there. host: you expressed for -- support for increasing operations in the middle east and recently the obama administration increased by 250 the number of special operations forces. that has drawn some concerns among some of your more dovish colleagues including representative barbara lee --
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do you think the authorization from congress is necessary and are you worried about mission creep? guest: i would like to see it but the president has the authority to make these decisions now. the alternative is we continue iraqiow syrian and fighters, isis fighters, to continue to take ground in iraq and then leave that area and come up through turkey and go west and plan attacks in western europe like we have seen or potentially in the united states. that is the alternative.
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i consider myself a piece loving human being. but when someone is trying to kill you, you've got to be aggressive and you have to be assertive.you have to be smart. you cannot just do it willy-nilly but you have to be aggressive and in this instance, it means special operations forces and making sure we are helping the iraqis coordinate and work with the kurds and all the rest but we cannot be passive because if we just remove ourselves from the situation, we will leave an area for training. we will allow them to take more territory and they want to get here and i want to kill us. it's that simple. we've got to be very strategic. it also means development, soft power with development in this region and making sure we can build up their economies and be smart with education especially with women.
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that needs to be a piece of the strategy and we clearly spend a lot on war but we don't spend enough on the soft power that would really lead to long-term development in those regions. host: we are talking to congressman tim ryan, democrat from ohio, a member of the appropriations and budget committees about the defense spending bill. and his recent trip to the middle east. up next we have may calling from ardmore, oklahoma on our independent line. caller: good morning. i am so glad that somebody is addressing this. -- there was a piece on fox news and our planes are older than the guys flying them. instead of getting the 18 hours they were supposed to have, they are getting 4. our military has been decimated. the ships have been decommissioned. we don't have what we had in world war i. there is something that's
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extremely important. i'm glad you said it. you don't want to let people in that kill us. the refugees coming in undercover knotting living -- not including cubans given a bag of cash for eight months which our veterans are not. heading we are furious what is happening with our military and how the special forces are being overused. if you send them out on these missions were they are lowing people up all the time, they are not going to be there when we really need them for things only they can do. host: let's give the congressman a chance to respond. guest: i'm not sure what the question is but i agree. i think we are not doing the job the way it needs to be done right now. sequestration to where there were cuts in the military as well as domestic programs which are vitally important. since we are talking about the
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military, yes, i think we've got to make sure that we have the kind of equipment and technology and training necessary to be the leading world power. i knowrely on us and it's difficult and i know it would be easy to ban people from the country and build walls and pull the covers over your head in the morning and call for your mom. that is the alternative. we are the united states. we have a responsibility. we have to help. look at what is going on the european union with regard to technology and trying to integrate their intelligence apparatus in the european union. they cannot do it. they have 35 organizations collecting data and they call the united states. keeping europe safe is about keeping us safe because people tend to leave europe and get to the united states if they can to commit a terrorist act. regardlessobligation
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of what happens, regardless of how we got here and how the car got into the ditch, now we got to get the car out of the ditch and that means stemming the tide in the middle east, making sure we have special operators and the force levels we need to rotate fresh troops in and out of there and have the technology and the planes in that region to stem the tide of them getting to orkey and then going west getting out of syria and going west into europe and here. that is an awesome responsibility. i think our conversation in the united states right now politically especially on the republican side is not anywhere close to the maturity level of the actual challenges that are presented before our country today. talking about special operations forces, do you have a number in mind that smart? guest: the 250 number from the president is adequate and then let's see what it looks like.
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we have to constantly evaluate this and this is a military operation. you are reviewing this daily to see what is happening there. i am concerned that we need to have fresh troops there. we need to have fresh people there. i'm not saying we need more but the ones we have come i hope we withotate in and out shorter commitments from them. soldierso think of our because we have respect to them that they are robots. they have families and bills and they are getting divorced, there are suicides. these are human beings we are dealing with. we need to make sure we treat them like human beings and not 5 rotations. we have to make sure the resources are there in the end strength level is there to deal with this in the way it needs to be dealt with. host: we are talking to congressman tim ryan about the defense spending bill and his recent trip to the middle east. jacqueline on
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our republican line from california. caller: hello. you are talking in line with everything donald trump has been saying and i agree with both of you. my father is a retired lieutenant colonel in vietnam. i was a nurse for 22 years. my concern is, i watch the committee meeting yesterday. talked about mental health and suicide prevention. i hope there will be enough funding for this for when the veterans come back and help them. no doubt i agree. one of the caucuses that dealt with military mental health and i work with veterans a lot.
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there are alternative approaches we are not taking advantage of right now. i think we have to quickly defaulted on to what prescription drug we can give somebody. i have met more than one veteran over the years where they are on up to 12 prescription drugs and i think there are programs out there that are helping veterans heal themselves. we just did a yoga session on capitol hill the other day with a veteran who came back with posed traumatic stress. he is an amazing guy and came back, double amputee, no legs. he found that practicing yoga helped him heal. here we are in the capital, a veteran who was kicking down doors not so many years ago in the middle east and is now helping other veterans get rid of their posttraumatic stress without medication, without high expenses, with a practice that's
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been around for a long time. how we cantalk about really reach out to these veterans and we have 22 that's per day killing themselves -- vets per day killing themselves. they have other modalities that we need to address and these vets who take on and try these alternative actresses, they go from 12 meds a day down to one or two. factor that cost savings into a long-term budget at the va and we will have more money for mental health, prevention, treatment, addiction, recovery for the vets if we are smart about it. host: the hearing on veterans affairs can be seen on www.c-span.org if you want to see more of that. line,t on the democratic anthony from st. paul, minnesota. caller: good morning, i am glad
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we started talking about vets. i have been a vet for 37 years. it took me that long to get the disability from the va. have more accountability and we need to take care of the vets when they are here. all i keep hearing about is people talking about war. in 37 years, i have never met any vet with more than 10% disability and it's ridiculous that a vet serving the country has to take out of his own pocket to give money to a doctor or an evaluation that can cost thousands of dollars when he was presumably hurt serving the country. if this was the private sector and it was workmen's comp., it would not happen. it is absolutely ridiculous. the other thing i want to say is this thing about the mental illness, when you get 10%
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disability, it's $1500 per year, you cannot live in anything but a tent so you see a lot of people out here. why don't we address that? host: let's give the congressman a chance to respond. guest: i agree, we have a slightly different experience. in my congressional district, more than 10% and sometimes a lot more that you are talking about. a lot of that comes through my office. people call for help and we work closely with the veterans service groups locally. there is some level of success getting that number up for a lot of our vevts. your point is we are not doing enough in your absolutely right. we need to do more especially with regard to mental health and mental illnesses, posttraumatic stress, the kind of things these veterans are dealing with. in the bills we are passing this
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week with regard to the heroin epidemic, there are programs in their that are geared toward helping veterans like the veterans court initiative where we can diverge that to someone who has a drug problem and commits a crime but instead of going to jail, they are diverted into programs. we are starting one in trumbull county and that's a great thing happening. the judges are helping us in the mahoney valley region with diversion programs. they are great alternatives. the vets should not be thrown into jail. they have a problem and i got that problem probably from serving our country. we want to make sure the folks with mental in the get the kind of treatment they need. host: we are talking about the defense spending bill, one portion as we noted earlier will call for women to register for the draft in 2018.
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it's a step toward the day that young americans of both genders can be subject to a draft. do you support that measure? serve,if women want to they have to be eligible like everyone else. i think it's a step toward equality. host: up next on our independent line, chuck from saint augustine, florida. um - we have been there for 16 years now. and we still don't know who the hell our allies are. israel took care of these people and fought the mall in six days and wiped them out. this place is a cesspool over there. you say we need more money for arms. we supply 80% of the arms in the whole middle east.
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then -- excuse me, i lost my train of ought. -- of thought. host: do you want to respond? guest: i understand the sentiment, i really do. it's frustrating. i get it. the cold war was frustrating. the hot war was frustrating. do reality is we have to what we need to do now to fromnt really bad people wanting to come to the united states and kill us. that means trying to stop them where they are now so that they cannot make her wait back over here. if we don't take a strong position on that, as complicated as it may be and try to do it as intelligently as we can, and we are going to open the door for
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them to come here. there is no other way to do it and we are looking for other options area trying to stop there -- them there when they are training and taking over territory, in iraq and syria is where we need to be. with the conjunction other troops that are there from iraq and syria or whatever helping us do it. , we coordinated and provide special operations so it's essential for us to be there. host: let's look at the presidential race. you support secretary hillary clinton. does it concern you that the democratic primary is still in sightwith no end and we see republicans yesterday getting together in an effort to unify and look forward to november. good i.thinkk it's the primaries can be good and secretary clinton is starting to hit her stride. with 3h is in her favor
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million votes over bernie sanders and she has the delegates and the superdelegates. she will be the nominee, there is no question about it. bernie sanders is bringing in people that are interested in what he is saying and doing and i think that will be great because we will need all hands on deck as we move into the fall. we will be able to unite the party and you are already hearing ernie center say things like hillary clinton can beat donald trump and we cannot allow donald trump to be president of the united states. if you look at donald trump in the context of everything we just talked about, the complexities, the details, the knowledge, you look at hillary clinton, she can go into any region of this globe and know who the players are and know the dynamic and i trust her. i trust her judgment and ability to get things done. i trust her to be a good president and help position us to stay in be a strong country. host: you wrote a piece in support of her saying she is
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best for ohio manufacturing. the polls show heard a dead heat in ohio with donald trump. she has had some trouble resonating with some of the working class folks. are you concerned about that? you either run scared or you run unopposed so we will run hard and everyone has their game face on but she one ohio and be bernie sanders there and beat him 55-45 among union households and did well. manufacturing help her do well. it's not like there is a steel mill around 40 years ago but it's about the future. over the years in ohio, we have had politicians go through making big promises about how they will bring this or that job back. hillary clinton won ohio. she talked about manufacturing.
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she talked about clean energy. she did not talk about clean energy in the context of global warming but that is important. she talked about in the context of if you build a windmill, there is eight housing component parts. ande is a mile of rebar concrete and gearshift and hydraulic, there is steel. that will be made right here in the united states of america. the maintenance of the windmill, states,re in the united the grid right here that needs upgrading and the batteries made in the united states. if you look at a place like germany, it has about 370,000 removal jobs right now. they are projected to have about 500,000 in 2020 and they are projected to have 700,000 renewable jobs in 2030. hillary clinton is saying i have a plan, a real plan in my clean energy program, to make sure the
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united states is ahead of germany, head of china where 2/3 of the solar panels are made. we will make them in the united states and we will make them in regions that used to have steel, used to have coal. we will drive these new industries, this new manufacturing, into the regions that need it the most. she has real plans to do that and that's why she one ohio. host: up next we have richard calling in from massachusetts on our independent line. ryan, do you know the speaker of the house? the speaker of the house is paul ryan but there is lots of confusion. host: do you have a question? do you ever have a conversation with tim ryan? guest: i am tim ryan and i have lots of conversations caller: i mean paul ryan. guest: yes. caller: my question is, i'm
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retired. i travel all over the country. objectives is that it seems like you want the police to be on the people's officersthere are some that need to watch out what the word control is and how to treat people. host: we are talking about the defense budget. did you have a defense related -- caller: i'm talking about the defense in military and defense in how you treat yourself when you never been to a particular state. it seems a little bit uncomfortable because you don't know what the rules of engagement are. host: ok, i'm not sure i understand the question. do you want to give it one more shot? caller: i want to know how you
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can trust the people -- say you go to california and you have never been. how do you know the people are really with you questio? host: we will go on to sun city, california on our democratic line. do you have a question? kidsr: yes, i have three who are currently serving right now. one will retire in about three years and has been going to school. he is going into debt because of school. all the military spending, what about helping them out with their student debt? it would be beneficial for the family when he gets out. give me a thought on that, thank you. guest: i think it's great. we have the g.i. bill that can help pay. i might recommend giving your have congressman a call or
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your son give their local congressman a call and see how they can be helpful with getting him plugged into the g.i. bill. host: up next we have russ calling in from clarkston, michigan on our independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. mr. ryan, i see you seem to be a pretty upstanding young man. i have a son that's in the army. about -- young sound like what donald trump has been going on. wondering how far mrs. clinton will tear down our military like the president right now has. her husband closed tons of bases in the 1990's. why do you think 250 special ops forces -- they cannot handle this job on their own. to helpother forces
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these people getting their heads cut off. we had sequestration that because ofhe pike his big demand to try to balance the budget in the short term, getting out of the financial crisis. in my estimation, it was not the proper way to do it. those were agreed upon between democrats and republicans. the deep cuts in the budget over all were being pushed in many ways by the republican party. there is a lot of blame to go around there. here we are now and i think hillary clinton will be very interested in making sure that the technology equipment and training is being able to be funded and executed because we need that for the war on terrorism and these other
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challenges we have like china and russia and these other areas. that is really important. the 250 special ops forces are not doing hand-to-hand contact. -- combat. they are cordoning airstrikes and working and training the iraqis and syrians and others who are interested in fighting on our team against isis. they are there to help coordinate and lead as opposed to straight ground forces. we have had two people comment on this, the bombast from donald trump is not a solution to the challenges we face right now. it's got to be an intricate and thoughtful and detailed, understanding the complexities of this issue to put a game plan together to move us forward. host: congressman tim ryan, democrat from ohio, member of
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the budget committee, thank you for joining us this morning. we will now take you to the house which is gaveling in live. live coverage from c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. merciful god we give you thanks for giving us another day. help us this day to draw closer to you so that with your spirit and aware of your presence among us we may all face the tasks of this day.

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