Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan Deliver Remarks in Elkhorn... CSPAN October 8, 2016 3:30pm-4:31pm EDT
locker rooms. when in talk like that. it is a lot of talk. no action. but, you know. [applause] >> hey, there. how are you doing? thank you all for coming. every thank you all for coming, every year, paul ryan has a fall fest. everyone comes to the fall fittest to show their appreciation and their support for paul. >> not no more. >> ok, a few are not going to be for the whole ticket -- >> i'm for donald trump. >> why don't you listen to what i have to say instead of interrupting me? there's something about courtesy. paul ryan is the top elected leader of the republican party nationally. [cheers]
he is the leader of the conservative republicans in the house of representatives. [cheers and applause] and for throughout his service in the congress of the united an ideahe has been person, figuring out how we can do things to change this country around. he is competing -- continuing to do that. as speaker, he has announced a very comprehensive program that house republicans will pass if we are to return to the majority in november. it is detailed. it is not vague. it isn't bs. it is something that shows what republicans will do contrasted to what democrats will do. we need to have a president of the -- listen to me, please.
be respectful. we are asking people to be respectful in this campaign. there's an awful lot of lack of that. clean up your act, ok? [cheers and applause] president hillary clinton will veto this plan. aat is why we cannot have president hillary clinton sitting in the white house. she is more of the same. she is a third term for barack obama, accept a little bit more to the left. and this country doesn't have to move a little bit more to the left. now let me say what this election is all about. it is not about individuals. it's about issues. it's about ideas. and it's about the direction the
country should take. and the biggest thing that is up in this election is the fact that the next president of the united states will appoint probably three or four new justices of the supreme court. clinton willillary appoint three for more room bader ginsburgs. that will -- ruth bader ginsburgs. that will last for a generation. so this election is not about the next four years because a supreme court will frustrate anything any republican president will do simply by judicial fiat. the four obaman appointees have rubberstamped every
regulatory overreach that has come out of the obama administration. that cost our country jobs. it makes us less competitive. and if we want to bring jobs , we need toerseas have a competitive, less packed business community because we can't chinas andinst the the mexicos and the indias because we cannot afford the cost of regulation. that is what is going on in this election. we need support not just for the top of the ticket, but for the republicans who are running for the united states senate and the united states house of representatives. and one of the top targets of the democrats is our own senator
ron johnson. we've got to send him back to the d.c. remember, we had 18 years of an ineffective russ feingold. he brags about the fact that he is a supporter of the bill of rights and then he passed to the mccain-feingold bill,, which has been declared unconstitutional by the supreme court several times for infringing upon every one of our first amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of political expression. , despite what he says, has ripped up the bill of rights. let's not give them a chance to still rip it up forward or -- rip it up further. prose was great.
he not only wrote the constitution, but he also wrote the bill of rights. so the stakes in this election are bigger than any of us as individuals, us as candidates or incumbent officeholders, you as individual voters. if the country -- it is the country that is at stake. let's not let america down. [applause] so thank you all for coming. thank you for supporting paul ryan and ron johnson. god bless you all and god bless america. >> support trump! >> next up is senator ron
johnson. on i set my radio show that i get less emotionally invested in racism anymore. > russ feingold had 18 years in the u.s. senate> and he did nothing on behalf of wisconsin. mccain-feingold has his name on it and even that was a disaster and unconstitutional and most of it has been pulled apart. but this is a man in russ feingold who led no charges, chaired no committees, past no no laws and he didn't help with the wisconsin people when they needed his help. ignore the do was whistleblowers when they were try to get his attention.
senator johnson is a good and decent man. he stepped out of manufacturing. in order to run for the senate. after the passage of obamacare because he strongly needed -- felt we needed a change in washington. he is the best example. the chair of the homeland security committee. he is to secure our borders. passe is working to legislation on behalf of the veterans and that the a centers. v.a. centers. senator russ johnson. senator johnson: thank you all. thank you for coming. thank you, thank you, thank you. thanks. you all know i am an accountant, right? i'm pretty good with numbers. not the normal way i start off a speech, but i was doing a little debate track and i am doing a
debate on friday with senator feingold that jay was talking about. we've got to give ourselves a little credit for winning some elections here. let me tell you what's happened .ince i entered the senate in terms of government spending, what actually did happen. i don't think many of you know this. 2011, which was really the last year under russ feingold and the senate democrats controlled spending waseir 3.3 billion dollars. you know what the spending was a week ago? decreasedtually discretionary spending by $75 billion. that is a 13% increase in the part of the budget we actually control.
given some credit. give yourselves some credit for electing district conservatives. mandatorym is spending. it is out of control. the thing there is one to mortgage your future, your children's future, your grandchildren richer. that was a 428 -- grandchildren's future. that is the fiscal cliff we have to be concerned about. let me put it in percentages. 2011, again, that's the last budget the democrats took control appeared discretion per was 63%. last year, it was only 30%. mandatory spending increased to 70%. if you more years, it will between 5% and 75%. the federal government is completely out of control. i know we are getting immune to these big numbers. had president obama's 2012
budget been enacted, if we had followed their path, we would have spent $20 trillion over the last five years. instead, we spent about $18 trillion. our debt would be $2 trillion higher had president obama's budget and senator feingold been in office to vote for that budget. i realize i'm throwing a lot of numbers that you. but the fact of the matter is elections matter a whole lot. -- it's likeothing fingernails on a chalkboard when i hear people say, oh, there's no difference between democrats and republicans. there is a tremendous amount of difference. i'm running against senator it,gold, and let's face like every other democrat, he's got a lot of plans. and all his plans involve growing government. and when you grow government, you know what else you do? you take more out of your paycheck. you demand more money out of hard-working taxpayers.
republicans, surly from my standpoint, we want to grow the private sector. we want to leave more money in your pocket. you also have to compare records of people. senator feingold was in office for 34 years. a 34-year career politician. what has he got to show for it? virtually nothing. tonow he is says he travels every 72 counties. so do i. i personal best is 72 counties and 42 days. it is not that big a deal. it is the most enjoyable and easy as part of the job. some a comment at my facebook page and said pigeons do that. [laughter] he really didn't accomplish much. more than ron johnson did. well, prove it. he voted for a lot of bad stuff. 278 times, he voted in favor of tax increase, which proves the
point. growing government and taking more of your hard-earned money. --was one of the 60 device one of the 60 deciding votes on obamacare. and he says that the health care bill is not as bad as some people are pretending it is. pretending? it is not pretending one premiums skyrocket and they lose their hair of care -- their health care and they lost access to doctors they knew in the trusted. there is a terminus difference between the parties. we believe the top priority government, the powers granted in the enumerated powers of the constitution are [indiscernible] right? senator feingold has a plan to defeat isis. the problem is that president obama's plan isn't working.
you realize senator feingold, in 18 years, he voted against authorizing the military. but now he's got a plan to use that very same military that he did not authorize, didn't want to authorize, he's going to have them clean up the mess that he and president obama, let's face it, kind of helped create. senator feingold is the first member of congress to recommend pulling our troops, the best in iraq. it was that strategic blunder, historical portions that allowed isis to rise in what had been the ashes about canada in iraq. that was a blunder. senator feingold was a first of coffee that blunder. we need to understand that. -- the first to call for that blunder. we need to understand that.
a party that actually wants the private sector to leave more money in your park it -- your pocket versus the one that wants to control your lives. that is what this election is about. this is what haunts me. you might remember the little speech president obama gave right before he got elected. he said, in five days, we will fundamentally transform america. he meant it. he's been doing it. i am chairman of homeland security. i understand that we have a lot problems in this nation. we have a lot of challenges. we have many threats. we have to solve those problems, , admit that we have them. we have to call rss by what its name is, islamic terror.
-- kol isis by what its name is come islamic terror. prevent that fundamental transformation of america from being cemented in the very fabric of the society. this is a are shot. we won't be able to repeal obamacare the next time. this is our shot. again, that's what haunts me. but let me tell you what gives me hope. we've all seen it. 9/11, we'veduring seen the pictures, the iconic pictures of the firefighters, police officers who now have a target painted on their back, as they walked up those stairs to help save their fellow citizens. we have all seen a no one heard about shanksville. the passengers of flight 93, before he spoke those ironic words, took a vote to
sacrifice themselves for the fellow citizens? we've all seen the finest among us who sacrificed everything, lost their limbs. to preserve our freedom and liberty. produce in this country exceptional people. nation.n extraordinary . we are a phenomenal force for good in the world. iss is what this election about. this is about saving this country. [applause] wisconsin is a firewall. make sure the 10 electoral votes of wisconsin do not get turned over to hillary clinton. we need to do everything we can to win this election here in wisconsin. as ihat gives me hope
look out to the crowd, talking to the folks of wisconsin, i can't think of a better group of people to shoulder that burden, to accept that challenge. so let me leave you with just a final thought. the attitude that we must take over the next 31 days, because we know what is at stake, we've seen how close these elections can be -- we have seen in florida, a presidential election decided by a few hanging chads. somehow, al franken is serving a second term. these elections and this one any luck -- in wisconsin will be by a narrow, thin margin. so the attitude must take is that your own efforts, the
effort you put in over the next 31 days, your time, your talent, your effort is little the effort that will save this country. that's my attitude. that is what your attitude has to be. god blessst you -- you. god bless your effort. and god bless america. [applause] >> hillary clinton could never pull of the stairs we have been on this thing. i've been up and down six or seven times now. do i really have to into juice this next speaker? governor scott walker. [applause] you know what he has done for state. for the he has turned it around completely by showing a focus and a resolve that is not just rare among politicians, it's unique. it is incredible what he has done. most political leaders would not be willing to take on the fights
governor walker has and endure the slings and the arrows in the abuse that has come his way and his family' way in order to do right for his state and his constituents. property tax cuts, income tax cuts, tort reform, major job growth, a four per -- ready for a five-point drop in the and implement rate. he brought us conceal and carry castle law, right to work, prevailing wage reform. he is simply the man. governor scott walker. [cheers and applause] walker: good afternoon, wisconsin. what a great day. what a great crowd. in front of these flags, the first thing i want to start out with is the simple thought. freedom. ,nd doubt by our creator defined by our constitution, but
defended each and every day by the men and women who proudly wear the uniform of these united states. for an interview of our veterans, we please raise your hands, families. let's give them all an appropriate applause because we wouldn't be here with freedom if it wasn't for them. [applause] and while we're at it, not only thinking those men and women who wear the uniform or have worn the uniform and their families, but take keep us safe as well as home, let's give a round of applause for our men and women in law enforcement, be at the share's apartment, the police department, all of the others who risk their lives each and every day to keep us safe. [applause] thank you. they deserve our thanks each and everyday so thank you for doing that. pass it on. it's great to be here in walworth county. i grew up here. i agree up and television. i used a flip hamburgers at
mcdonald's down the way. there's the dell of in group. my first job was actually right on the county line between walworth and rock county. i washed the dishes at the countryside restaurant. then i started flipping hamburgers at mcdonald's ride on highway 50, before all that stuff came out further along the way. every year on labor day, we would come to the well recounted fairgrounds. i can still remember watching the demolition derby over there. when i was a kid, my dad loved the statler brothers. we saw the statler brothers and charley pride in those grandstands. great memories on the way. it's great to be here with all of you. those where,of going forward, we want to make sure that for the memories that i had an the you had come about for our children. i got my son alex here. my other son is have -- is
helping governor pat mcquarrie in south carolina. but alex is here. he is the statewide chair of the college republicans. i see a lot of younger college republicans with us. there is a great group of college republicans in this state. when i think about being back here, it reminds me that for matt and for alex, for my nieces and for all the other young people like them, that's really what these elections are about. you just heard a moment about -- a moment ago from ron johnson. you see, in our state, it is not just about the president and the vice president. in thek at the race united states senate and it is about as clear as it gets. you got ron johnson, a manufacturer, who spent most of his life outside of the private sector, who understands about numbers and bottom line and ashleigh putting people to work
again. he's done a phenomenal job. versus russ feingold, who, for 18 years, served in the united states senate. remember what we did to russ feingold six years ago? we fired him, right? we fired senator feingold. why? for a number of reasons, but the number one reason on that list is that he was the deciding vote for obamacare and we said back then it didn't work. and today we know it works even less. it works even less. they call it the if or double care act. but we have seen in the state , it doesn't work then it doesn't work for farmers. it doesn't work for families. it works for people like president obama and other liberals in washington who think it is a good idea. but it's not affordable in this state. once and fraud, we fired russ feingold a years ago. we don't need to send him back
to the united states senate. we need a said someone -- we need to send someone with wisconsin values, not washington values. we need someone like ron johnson in the united states senate. [applause] you know, it is one of those where every vote is going to count. don't do the tv -- i it too often, thankfully, but i turn it on for the packers games and watch shows here and there. i got a tell you. it is overwhelming to me the number of ads i see from senator feingold. remember backlk, in 1992 and he had that add in front of his garage where he said all these promises, and one was that he would get the majority of the money for his races from the people here wisconsin? he broke his promise. that's what he has all those commercials. he has a people from the west coast and the east coast running those ads even though they are directly opposed to what he said
he was going to do. and there tried to twist the facts, make pretend like russ feingold was never in the senate. he was there for 18 years. he had a chance to do something for the people of the state and he failed. and he's done nothing for the past six years except to get ready to come back and run again so he can hang out with his friends in washington instead of serving the people of wisconsin. i need your help. i appreciate the signs and i appreciate putting up signs in your yard. i appreciate those who donate to ron's campaign. but i get to tell you, between now and a month from now, we need your help, going out door to door, talk to people at church, to people at work and talk to your family and friends about why we need to go out and help ron johnson. if you think you can make a difference, remember this. years thatt over the we have never gone to a new restaurant for the first time-based solely on an ad or a flyer.
we go to a new restaurant for the first time at least -- an ad or a fire my remind us about death or flyer might remind us why it is a good idea to go back there. you know what got us to go there? a family member, a friend or a neighbor who said this is a nice restaurant. you ought to try it out. if you can influence your family and your friends about why it's important to go eat somewhere, how much more important is it to tell them who should be the united states in for the state of wisconsin, something that will have a dynamic impact on not just your future but the future of your children and your grandchildren and people all country.s are you are committed to go out and help ron johnson by talking to your friends and neighbors and coworkers? [applause] and then the other part we need your help on is particularly here in the state. elections, there is a lot of national attention, but i want to tell you how important
it is to elect people to the state assembly in the states senate in the state of wisconsin. before the november elections in 2010, democrats controlled every thing in the state. ,tate assembly, state senate governor, lieutenant governor, all the state offices but one. and remember how great things were background? 2010,. the beginning of the unemployment rate was 9.2%. . the areas before we took office, .he stimulus 3000 jobs session.special
we went from 9.2% unemployment unemployment. we've seen the lowest and implement we've had for the past 15 plus years. you can clap for that, sure. [applause] when fact, the last time -- the last time we had an employment that low was march 2000 one, which may not seem that far back for some of us, but matt and alex were 21 and 22 today, the last time on a planet was that low, matt and alex were five and six years old and that with it in perspective. and it -- and even better, it's not just that an employment is located we've had more people employed in the state of wisconsin than we have ever had before. this year, we hit an all-time high. in an all-time high. nationally, the president talks about unemployment dipping down a little bit, one of the things they ignores the part is that --
is that part of the reason nationally is that the percentage of people going down is the lowest it has incensed 1977. that means a lot of people have given up. they had given up about entering the workforce. our labor force participation the percentage of the people in the workforce is one of the highest in the country. we are consistently the top 10. that means when unemployed and goes down, that is because people are action working in the state. and we want to make sure more people are working in the state. of you small business owners know that one of the challenges we have is not creating jobs, but finding enough people to fill those jobs. people with the qualifications to fill those jobs. so one of the things we put a only on is how can we not help trim are people in our schools and our technical colleges and our worker training programs, but going forward, how can we make sure there's even more people in the workforce?
so we made also to changes to make it easier to create jobs and put people to work. taxes.red property . they are lower today than they were five years ago. we lowered income taxes. they are lower today than they were five years ago. we passed changes to make sure that we got the out-of-control regulations and tried to do more to enforce common sense and not bureaucratic red tape. there is still more work to be done. the one of the big challenges we have is we need to have even more people enter the workforce. this, i think about packers windbreaker come and make a bigger football. we've got too many people in on the sidelines and not enough people in the game. one ofto tell you about the things that we did. not that i did. one of the things we did in the state is say, if you are in adult who is physically and working, ifable of you are physically and mentally capable of working, particularly those for don't have children in the home, if you want
assistance, things like food stamps from the stake him he don't get them anymore unless you are enrolled in our job turning program and/or working at least 80 hours a month, looking for work five is away, and you're able to pass a drug test in the state of wisconsin. [cheers and applause] now you can only imagine -- you can only imagine what the liberals in madison said when we tried to do that. some of them are still fighting us on the drug testing in washington under the obama administration. the you can only imagine what they said. they said, governor, you're making it harder to get government assistance. i said, no, i'm not. people of this state so much, i know there are so many jobs out there. just last week, we so over 90,000 job openings listed on job center wisconsin.gov. we know that there is work to be had. we are not making a harder to get government assistance. we are making it easier to get a
job in the state of wisconsin. [applause] because you see that is what it's all about. here in this stage, it's about wisconsin getting back to work. it's about getting this state back to work. that's what we'd done over the last five years and that's what we are going to continue to do going forward because, for matt and for alex and all your sons and daughters, your grandsons or your granddaughters and your nieces and your nephews, that is what the future of the state is all about. and that is why we need more members in the us only in the senate to help us along that cause. because, you see, when i was growing up down here, i got to tell you, i don't ever remember anybody my graduating class signing my yearbook saying, scott, goodlatte becoming -- goodlatte becoming dependent on the government. luck -- good
becoming dependent on the american government. right? no matter who you are, we come from, what your parents did for a living, what their background was come out your zip code, if you work hard with dissemination, you live in a country. . . the other side thinks that the outcome should be determined by the government. we think the opportunity should be guaranteed that the outcome should be up to each and everyone of us. that is the american dream. here inalive and well the state of wisconsin. and with republicans in charge of your stay government, that is what it will be going forward. thank you for your hard work. thank you for your determination. god bless wisconsin. god bless america. and most of what only, god bless our young men and women in uniform. thanks for coming out. [applause]
>> i feel like congressman paul ryan should be introducing me because you folks in the crowd know him better than i do. it has been you that have worked every two years to elect him to congress and reelect him to congress time after time. it's you that saw him go from. jack cam to being the leading voice in entitlement reform and spending reform and washington, d.c. there was a time when his fellow conga's men were not with him on this thing and he were doubly hard, double down most often. it makes a selection so critical. it says a lot about congressman ryan that he didn't want to be speaker? it wasn't on his career path. the way and his colleagues came to him and said we really need you to do it, you are about the only one who can fill this role right now, he stepped up and did
it for the congress, for america, for you folks when his career path was something different. so speaker of the u.s. house of representatives, paul ryan. [cheers and applause] [booing] hay, everybody. good day. good to see you. welcome to fall fest, you guys. welcome to fall fest. sayinget me start off by there is a bit of an elephant in the room. and it is a troubling situation. i'm serious. i put out a statement about this last night. i meant what i said and it's still how i feel. but that is not what we are here to talk about today. you know what we do here at fall fest? we talk about our ideas. we talk about our solutions. we talk about our conservative principles. and we promote our candidates right here in wisconsin that are fighting for us, candidates like
our senator ron johnson. [applause] know, what matters in elections is are we giving people real choices? seven people out of 10 people in of 10 peoplen out in america, they don't think this country is on the right track, do they? seven out of 10 people, they think that their kids will be worse off in this country. we have never done that before in this country. we have never given the next generation a darker future. we have always stepped up and fix the problems in front of us and our generation so that our children and grandchildren can be better off. and you know what? you know what we are doing about it in the house? you know what we are doing about it as conservatives? we are offering people a better way. we are offering solutions.
can last you what generate, we got together. we said we need to take an agenda to the country. we need to show men and women in america those seven out of 10 people, those are not just republicans and independents. democrats also. they need solutions and we are offering them. let me tell you a few things. best one, go to six things. we've got to get people out of welfare and back in the workforce. our welfare system is working. our welfare system tells people to stand work and we needed a people back into work so they can get on the latter life, so they can reach their dreams. we are showing you exactly what welfare reform looks like. second thing, we are not safe. you know this. you see the terrorist attacks in this country. you see what is going on overseas. we have a president, president obama that is phoning it in on national security.
we have a president who has been hallowing out national security. exactly what it takes to rebuild our military, to secure our border, to go on offense against isis and to keep america safe. this is important. i'll tell you what and if you want to get jobs in this economy, get the federal government out of the business of micromanaging every little aspect of our lives, and our communities, bauer society, of our small businesses. we are losing self-government in this country. we've got this new fourth branch of government, unelected bureaucrats are writing our laws. usave got this waters of coming from the epa telling farmers how, where, when they got to do if they want to farm. and these things don't go through congress. so here is what we are saying. all of these rules and all of these regulations that come from these unelected bureaucracies that don't know our communities,
they don't know our people, the don't know our businesses, all of that has got to go through congress. it has to go through commerce for approval before goes into effect. it's a civil principle. the principle is one of our founding principles. we go now selves -- we govern ourselves as americans. we believe in self-government. under inthat we live this country need to be written by us through our elected representatives not by these unelected bureaucracies,. and that is exactly what we are offering. that is exactly what we are running on. that is exactly what we are giving people. let me tell you what. how many of you think obamacares working? i don't think he things obamacare is working either. obamacare is failing. the biggest health insurance country in the world come in the country, united, they pulled out. aetna pulled out. this thing is in a debt spiral.
premiums are going up, double every year. the duck doubles are so high, you might as will not have health insurance. we are showing you, first time in six years, republicans have an alternative. it's not just repeal, it's repeal and replace obamacare with patient-centered health care so we can choose what we want for our families. more choice, more competition, lower prices. [applause] youi've got to tell you, are not going to fix this economy, you're not going to grow jobs, you are not going to get economic growth and job creation if you do not scrap this passcode and reform the irs and our tax code. better. gopgo to and see what our solutions are. we need to go from being seen as just an opposition party to being a proposition party. and that is exactly what we are doing. we are showing you, our fellow
citizens, that we as republicans, that we as conservatives have answers and solutions to this country's big problems. and i just want to tell you something. we have got a responsibility for ourselves right here in wisconsin. we've got a responsibility right here in wisconsin. and our responsibility right here in wisconsin is to make sure that we do not send russ feingold to the united states senate to join the liberal progressives, giving us liberal judges. we've got to do everything for that man and your sign, ron johnson, to make sure ron johnson is and stays and remains our united states senator. this is something that is right here within our power. this is something that we as wisconsinites need to do. so i just want to say to all of you for fall fest, thank you for coming out and supporting us. i see so many friends. i see so many people who have been out there working hard for us. thank you so much for working for us. much.you so
i want to ask ron johnson and scott walker to come out here. we got remembered ron johnson is the man we have to put forth. with conservatives are offering solutions. this is a we what we will do here in wisconsin. we will deliver our electoral votes. we will fight for our conservatives. and we will offer this country solution than meet the moment for what it is. thank you for coming out of office, everybody. thank is so much, you guys. god bless you all. thank you. appreciate it. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016]
>> donald trump was originally scheduled to event in wisconsin by canceled his appearance after the release of a 2005 video that featured the new york businessman making lewd comments about women. the trump campaign has said that the republican residential nominee will instead be apparent for tomorrow night's debate, which is life here on c-span at 9:00 p.m. eastern you can also watch online at www.c-span.org or listen on the c-span radio app. the washington examiner has a full list of republicans who have pulled of their support for donald trump in light of the 2005 video made public yesterday. those on the list include senators kelly i ought, shelley moore capito, jeff flake, dan
sullivan, lisa murkowski, and john soon. there are also house members going on record, joe heck, martha roby, jason chaffetz, and mia love. you can sing welsh is on the list and what they have to say by going to the washington examiner's website. our campaign 2016 coverage continues on c-span with live debates for u.s. house, senate and governor's races. monday night at 8:00 eastern, utah's fourth district congressional rate -- race followed at 10:00 by the u.s. arizona -- the arizona u.s. senate debate. north carolina's governor debate between patrick rory and roy cooper. on wednesday evening at 8:00 eastern, mike lee and misty snow
debate for the utah u.s. senate. then on thursday, just after noon, the pennsylvania it district congressional debate. and:00, richard burr deborah ross debate for the north carolina u.s. senate. on friday night at a to eastern, the wisconsin u.s. senate debate between ron johnson and russ feingold. that's followed at 10:00 with joe heck and catherine cortez massed out debating for the nevada u.s. senate. watch our complete coverage on c-span and online at www.c-span.org. and listen on the c-span radio app. >> initially, when i was trying to come up with my documentary for studentcam, i was a little bit daunted because there were some in elements that i was tried to put into it. it's lot -- it's a lot of
information to try to commit again seven minutes. but then i today step back and realized it is just a visual essay. i've been writing essays all throughout high school. so it was something that became a little less daunting as i looked at it from that perspective of gathering information and come instead of writing that information, i'm showing it. to reachrge anybody out to as many different people as they could to get a lot of interviews, get as many different perspectives as you there are experts out there who are much more knowledgeable about the subject than you are. of those people that you can get in your peas, the more credibility your piece is going to have. and it's not just going to be a high school student try to solve this massive problem. contributing your you -- you are contribute in useful information by compiling
all of these different perspectives. this year same, your message to washington dc. tell us what is the most urgent issue for congress to address in 2017? our competition is open to all middle school and high school students, grades six through 12, with $100,000 awarded in cash prizes. students can work alone or in groups up to three to produce a five to seven-minute documentary. include c-span programming and also offer opposing opinions. they $100,000 in cash prizes will be awarded and shared between 150 students and 53 teachers. and. the grand prize, $5,000, will go to the student or team with the best overall entry. this year's deadline is january 20, 2017. so mark your calendars and spread the word to student film makers. for more information, go to our website, studentcam.org. host: we are now joined by andrew pierce a lady of the center for the globalist and
security at the rand corporation. about the to talk conflict in syria. thank you for joining us. latest on the conflict in syria. what led to the suspension of the talks? to backup the second, the u.s. and russia agreed they would try to work out a plan in syria that would do three things. one, coordinate military intelligence in target the al qaeda affiliate in syria. two was a cessation of hostilities. that would allow reduction in fighting and allow humanitarian assistance to reached the people. the peacewould allow talks to begin again.
that collapsed for a number of reasons. thet, just a few days into cease-fire, the u.s. mistakenly bombed syrian troops. this was obviously not well received by the syrian government. a serious believer in going along with the deal. that same night, a u.s. convoy was hit in syria and russia and been implicated. went downhill from there. aleppou see happening is , russia and syria working together, pounding the city, and
the secretary of state just said yesterday that he is calling for an investigation of possible war crimes. that is where we are. it is a grim picture. that is what we have come to expect in syria. host: according to this "new york times" report on the saysdown of the talks, it vladimir putin called for each side to dispose of 34 tons of plutonium. can you talk more about this and the reaction from both sides. guest: yes. the u.s.-russia talks was one of the few potential bright spots in u.s.-russian relations. overall, the picture has been pretty bleak.
there was the intervention and occupation of crimea. there is concern about provocation in the baltics. now, there is not just what you mentioned in terms of the russian reaction, but just to day, russia was accused of election.g in the what we are seeing is this is a very difficult time in u.s.-russian relations. host: a couple of pieces from today's "washington post" detailing the elements of what you bring up. secretary kerry suggesting a work crimes probe.
it says, secretary of state john urges award prime investigation over attacks on civilians in syria. kerry said russia and syria had a targeted strategy to terrorize civilians and kill anyone in the way. in geneva, the death toll put at 377 was nearly 1300 injured. piece points out much a officiallyu.s. has condemned russia of hacking.
host: how might this continue to play out? there is a real deterioration of relations. this has real implications. of cyber terms security. you much in hacking. this is a frontier in our of what weoctrine need to worry about. if indeed russia is interfering, that is a grave statement in escalation. two, russian ambitions in europe. to the middle east, we see what is happening. in syria, the call for an investigation. it is hard to see, at this point, a bright spot in
>> he raises an interesting question. support thes not ald, he pointed out it is qaeda-affiliated in syria. while there is a u.s.-led coalition against the islamic state, there is another group, which is also designated by the united states and united nations as a terrorist organization. of the syriane war, this organization has grown
in terms of capabilities within syria and, its potential to target the united states and our allies. when i began, i said one of the key aspects that he had hoped and working out the deal was that the u.s. and russia would work together to target the front in syria. other agencies have indicated of largest alis the qaeda affiliate ever anywhere. this is a great threat.
>> there was a breakdown in negotiations. saying president obama lost patience. i think everybody's patience with russia has run out. they've also spent a great deal of credibility in making a series of commitments without any clear indication that they were committed to following them. so what we have seen from the rations in the year or so since their military intervention in syria is that they have not made .uch progress against isil they claim that the reason they is to fight
extremists. but they haven't made a significant a single isolate objective in more than seven months. and they've been reduced to trying to claim credit for successful u.s. operations. i'm referring to the u.s. strike that took out of 90 off the battlefield. plotter andior russia was in a position where they were rather pathetic when they tried to claim credit for carrying out that operation. i think that is an indication that they have little to take credit for when fighting out kate a and isis. when russia announced this military intervention, they did a with the intent to "unite broad range of forces." a year later, russia is standing alone with her run -- along with
iran. national rest of the community works with the united states as part of our coalition to go after isolate another extremists operating inside of syria. host: what in your view is the goal? guest: for several decades, russia was alive with >> they were concerned for humanitarian reasons, the dictator all caps off the. afi.add that experience for president putin let him do say this cannot happen in syria.