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american history tv schedule, go to www.c-span.org. "> "washington journal continues. host: we are back with open phones this morning. let us know what you think of any political debate or policy happening in washington. -- reaction to judge neil gorsuch who serves on the 10th circuit and his nomination to the supreme court. will democrats be united in blocking that or not? that is a big debate happening as well. ,epublicans, 202-748-8001 democrats, 202-748-8000 and independents, 202-748-8002. also happening, the president attended the traditional national prayer breakfast and this was his first.
we will show you several of his remarks, this is one part of his speech this morning. president trump: we had tremendous success on "the apprentice" and when i ran for president, i had to leave the show. that is when i knew for sure i was doing it and they hired a big movie star, arnold schwarzenegger, to take my place and we know how that turned out. the ratings went right down the tubes and it has been a total disaster and mark will never bet against trump again. i want to just pray for arnold if we can, for those ratings. host: that was the president at the national prayer wreck fist. you can continue to watch it over on c-span 2. some other headlines from headline -- from papers around the country. the chattanooga times for the headline "two picks pushed
through to the senate." rex tillerson was sworn in as secretary of state. i believe i have that right, i will confirm. he went over to the oval office for the swearing-in. the detroit news with the headline "immigration freeze puts universities and a bind." at risk." put devos and thellins of maine senator of alaska break with republicans and say they will not vote for betsy devos. the vote is 50-50 and vice president mike pence, if it stays that way, will have to be .alled into break the vote the herald journal in south nuclear'forump 'go his pick."
the orlando sentinel "gop pushes two cabinet picks." to yesterday over the treasury secretary, health and human services secretary, democrats not showing up for the senate finance committee on those two. republicans did away with the quorum and pushed through those nominations. they will head to the floor. democrats also try to stall the ,ote for senator jeff sessions but the committee voting on that along party lines votes 11-9. oflerson, 69th secretary state, thank you for that correction. let's get to your calls as we look at who's -- newspaper headlines. let's hear from allen in georgia, an independent color. caller: thank you for taking my
call. i was just watching your interview with the guy from tennessee, the representative from tennessee and he said the aclu was for freedom of speech and then u.n. on and bashed been -- steve bannon for his freedom of speech and articles he had supposedly approved through breitbart news. he wants to sit there and say the aclu has all of this right, they are defending our freedom of speech and then he is going to turn around and bash steve bannon for allowing publications -- whether i agree with him or not, he should be able to have the same conviction for steve bannon's website as he does for the aclu. that is my comment and i want to thank you for taking my call. host: let's hear from rob in stockton, california. republican. caller: good morning. get right to it here. number one, i think we need to -- again.
when obama came in office there $9.8 trillion and it went to almost $20 trillion in debt. dohink mr. trump is going to an awesome job with curbing the way the financials are run in washington, d.c. and cleaning up this situation with all of the refugees and people coming in and pulling the finances in this country is a big part of it. this is the problem, the guy that was on a little while ago for tennessee, that guy has to go. this financial situation is one of the biggest problems this country has and this is where the focus has to go. i thank you for taking my comments. host: ok. frederick in blakesley, pennsylvania.
did i say that correctly? caller: yes, thank you for taking my call. cohen had something really important to say. form of white supremacy going on with donald trump. he seems to have a problem with china, what is going on with the tpp and yet he seems to have no putin andealing with it seems to me i guess one caucasian can get along with another caucasian and it started in washington. you had your first black president and the resentment of having a black man in that sad.rity -- it was just i just wanted to say that something is going on with white supremacy. host: in tennessee, independent.
i have to push the button, sorry. caller: can you hear me ? host: we can. go ahead. waser: congressman cohen spot on and i am proud to be from tennessee. i am proud he is bringing these issues to the forefront. i feel this is a new fascism, neo-fascism being created right now. the budget deficit is going to go through the roof. this country has elected not only a tv host who is more concerned about his ratings than actually running this country and he is basically a full -- tool for steve bannon. if you look at steve bannon's history, this man is a neo- fascist. is strongn cohen
and fellow democrats should stand with him to an sure we have a free and open society and this extreme betting is -- vetting is just a euphemism for a ban based on religious preference and we are going to not only alienate our allies like australia, we are also going to alienate millions of people that we are not at war with an congressman cohen needs to stay strong. host: we showed you earlier, president trump's -- part of his remarks at the national prayer breakfast where he talked about praying for "the apprentice -- "the apprentice." "the u.s. president prohibits it establishment religion -- will give president trump another opportunity to burnish -- less-than-perfect
cochaired by republican and democratic member of congress. " here is a little more from president trump this morning. president trump: most importantly, today, i want to thank the american people. your faith and prayers have sustained me and inspired me to some -- through some very tough times. all around america, i have been american -- amazing people whose words of encouragement have been a constant source of strength. what i hear most often as i travel the country are 5 words that never, ever failed to touch my heart. you."s "i am praying for i hear it so often. i am praying for you, mr. president. host: you can watch our coverage of this national prayer breakfast on c-span 2. if you missed the comments, go to www.c-span.org.
south portland maine, democrat. caller: thank you for taking my call. that i am 58o say years old. i have voted in every election that i can in one spot. we are headed for some terrible times. the people that support this president are willfully ignorant about facts. they allow fake news and propaganda to influence their thinking. i do not know if they are even capable of critical thinking. i know people say you are just bashing the other side, guess what? for 50 yearsbashed by the other side. it is time the other side, us, the left, stand up, take a book out of their playbook, and
abstract everything we can do -- onstruct everything we can do on the political level, but also we need to engage people that have voted for trump and put him in office and try to change their minds about what actually reality is in this country. for them, they thought america needed to be great again. for me, america is still great and has always been great. host: democrats have been fighting back on capitol hill pickst president trump's for his cabinet. yesterday they tried to stall, once again, the vote for treasury and health and human services. republicans change the rules to push through the nominations to get them to the senate floor. democrats also did not show up before the environment and public works committee to consider the nomination for the epa, scott pruitt. they will try again today this morning at 10: 15 a.m. eastern
time and we will have coverage of that. the republicans will try again on the vote. c-span 3 or www.c-span.org if you don't have a tv or computer, radio app.pan it is free and you can follow the debate on capitol hill with coverage all day long on the networks. let's go to bill in leesburg, georgia. republican. say i am just want to truly, deeply disappointed with the democratic party. this is not 1816. this is 2016 and we do not need any immigration in this country at all. these democrats are fighting trump when they should be helping us. host: can i jump in. we don't need immigration in this country. tech companies and other
companies are saying that we do and this is from the executive y.com who said there are currently 500,000 unfilled i.t. and computer science jobs and there are not enough americans to fill them. these companies are saying we do need migration. caller: there are plenty of i.t. people in these countries to fill those jobs. they are not offered those jobs. these foreigners are offered jobs and we supplement their wages. the students are the same way. i am paying for foreign students to go to school. host: sarah in chicago, independent. what do you think? caller: my thoughts regarding president trump and his policies and everything in the congress is everyone is saying democrats are against president trump's nominees and that it is republican versus democrat. what is happening here is democrats are speaking for the people and the people have many,
many concerns about the people trump is appointing to run very important aspects of our country. we are not afforded the opportunity to vote on these people, our congress does. democrats are only in the interest of the people and ensuring that our voices are being heard and they are doing everything they can to make sure our concerns are a and i can only appreciate that. host: what about the argument from one caller who said give him a chance to set up his government that let him get the people in place and give him a chance to set up the government and see how he governs and then you would have the opportunity to oppose him. caller: my thoughts on that is it would be a little bit too late because it is very evident to somebody who can think not on a biased mind that his agenda is only to benefit the people in the 1% percentile of billionaires. it is not to benefit us as --
the 99% of people who are going more toward the middle class, low poverty class and it is evident if you look at the history of these people that are being put in. all of the policies have been subsidies or deregulation or left in regulation -- less regulation on pharmaceuticals or pipelines or infrastructure. all of that is just another way of saying, i am going to let them do whatever they want as quickly as possible regardless if it hurts the people and ruining their water or the medical system. it is very clear. host: stories today in the paper about the direction this president is taking u.s. foreign-policy. here is what he had to say at the national prayer breakfast about the world being under threat. president trump: freedom of religion is a sacred right, but
it is also a right under threat all around us and the world is threat inous, serious so many different ways and i have never seen it so much and so openly as since i took the position of president. the world is in trouble, but we are going to straighten it out. that is what i do. i fix things. we are going to straighten it out. believe me. when you here about the tough phone calls i am having, don't worry about it. they are tough. we have to be tough. it is time we are going to be tough. we are taken advantage of by every nation in the world, virtually. it is not going to happen anymore. we have seen unimaginable violence carried out in the name wantongion, acts of slaughter against religious minorities. defyrs on a scale that
description. terrorism is a fundamental threat to religious freedom. it must be stopped and it will be stopped. it may not be pretty for a little while. it will be stopped. host: the president at the national prayer breakfast this morning. go to www.c-span.org to watch his whole speech. we are in open phones. larry from tennessee, a democrat. caller: thank you for having me. host: what is on your mind? to thank would like you for having steve cohen on this morning. i thought he did a great job trying to explain for those who have an objective view of how some democrats think. one of my greatest things i wish could be done the way i look at , i do not see president trump
trying to unite the country. it would be nice if he tried to and he andgress congress stand up and give the country an apology from both of them for not allowing the supreme court justice that obama tried to push through and then for him to apologize once again would be truthfully and wholeheartedly about the way he has spoke to the other percentage of people of the united states. then again, as far as for mr. bannon, i tell you what, if president obama had taken some of the people that they opposed so much when he was -- when he came into office and appointed them into a position, the country would have been still in an uproar. freddie in maryland,
republican. we have a few minutes left before the house dabbles in. -- gavels in. you are on the air. will fixonald trump it. he always says it and he will do it. democrats can stop doing what they are doing because they are crybabies. one thing i want to talk about that nobody wants to talk about. air force one. when you see the deal that was done about air force one, $4 billion. it took 15 minutes for donald trump to talk to the ceo of boeing for him to come out and say he will bring the cost down. it is what i call corruption at the highest level of the country. host: all right.
a couple of yours on twitter, a democrat saying once the government is set up the damage will be done and mark stone saying "if it was a muslim ban, why did not include the other 46 muslim majority countries." a democrat in pennsylvania, hi. caller: i want to mention that i stand with the congressman that was on. some of these people i think have never met a syrian in their life. we have one at the courthouse, we have syrian mayors, chief of police, many of these people own businesses, they are all over the place and they are very productive people. people must stop using the name syrian against these people. they are wonderful people. i just can't believe what is happening right under my nose when i deal with these people on a daily basis.
they are wonderful people. thank you very much. host: dorothy is watching, and independent. in house is about to gavel if you can make it quick. caller: i would like to say the democratic party is not the same democratic party they used to be 50 years ago. it is more socialist, which is common and republicans are taking up all of the christian freedoms that have been violated and that is what donald trump has been standing for. democrats under obama have gotten rid of many jobs and this is important that you have an economy that would put jobs that put people back to work so they can take care of their families and pay their bills. this is a campaign of the real billionaires that control cnn, msnbc, and those network billionaires, george soros and
communists. host: we believe it there so we can bring you to the floor of the house of representatives, live coverage here on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 2, 2017. i hereby appoint the honorable mike bost to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2017, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour ebate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally