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"media buzz," we hope you like our facebook page. we answer your questions and we are back here next sunday morning at 11 and 5:00 eastern with the latest buzz. >> i am chris wallace we have the results of the cpac straw poll and an interview with a hot property in the republican presidential race, wisconsin governor scott walker. >> you shot to the top of the polls in iowa, and near the top nationally, how do you explain that? >> we ask him about comparing un protesters to isis and whether he has changed some of his positions. question, isn't that amnesty? >> governor scott walker a fox news sunday exclusive. >> then, 11th hour vote funds the department of homeland security security for another week. the stand off continues. >> i an just saying get a grip,
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mr. speaker. can the republican-led congress overcome the early fumbles? we will ask the house majority whip. >> plus, with some democrats boycotting prime minister binyamin netanyahu's speech to congress has support for israel become a political football? our sunday group weighs in in and our power player of the people the people's diva, renee fleming puts me to the test. >> i will teach you how to enhance that. and increase the range. >> all right now on fox news sunday. >> hello again, great fox news in washington. we begin with some protecting news. the top contenders for the republican presidential nomination spoke to the conservative political action con conference or cpac this week and held a straw poll. here are the results.
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kentucky senator rand paul won for the third consecutive year with 26 percent of the vote but the big story now is the straw poll's runner-up, scott walker. in iowa he leads all potential candidates by double digits and he has moved into the lead in national polls. i went to cpac on rid to talk with walker about his rise some controversies and his record as governor. >> governor walker, welcome back to fox news sunday. >> you have shot to the top of the polls in iowa, you are near the top nationally how do you explain that? >> a lot of people add mayor what we did in wisconsin when we were just fighting for the taxpayers and inning for the taxpayers and after iowa people who maybe admired it but did not know where we could run a campaign if we got in, said, maybe this guy could win. >> your appeal and you can see it at cpac is the fact that you took on and beat the public
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worker unions in wisconsin but this week you seem to compare that to taking on isis. >> if i can take on 100,000 protesters i can do the same across the world. governor, isn't there a big difference between protesters and terrorists? >> there is, absolutely, and i made that clear and i want do make it clear now i am not comparing those two entities. this is about leadership, the leadership we provided under extreme difficult circumstances arguably the most difficult of any governor in the country and maybe in recent times to me i apply that to saying if i were to run and if i were to win and be commander in chief i believe that kind of learn is what is necessary to take on radical islamic terrorism. you are president of the united states right now would you commit united states ground forces to combat isis in anyway, shape or form? >> i believe we should not take any opening of the table. i have a bunch of bracelets on my wrist of gold star families
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people who have given them to me at the funeral of their sons and i am not eager to go to another funeral but i don't want these men to die in vain and when i say there is radical islamic terrorism it is like a virus and we need do what it takes. >> you would not take anything off the table and it does not answer the question. you are president today and talk about leadership would you commit united states ground forces whether it is full scale invasion or special forces would you commit united states ground forces to a combat role? >> to do something like that would require a number of things. the listening to the chain of command of joint chiefs and security advisors and others and listening to the people who are out in the field is the best we to do that and bringing together a coalition. and with david cam ran the prime minister of the unitessed kingdom i spoke with and working with the saudis and
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turks there is a way to put together a global coalition. >> you have taken heat recently for refusing to say whether or not president obama loves this country and whether or not he is a christian and the conventional wisdom is either you are pandering to the obama hateers or you are fought ready for rhyme time. which is it? >> the answer is neither. i am not going to take the manufactured media crisis and take and follow that path rather than going to the path that americans want this is leaders who stand up and tell them where they stand on issues that matter to them. talk about how you will ensure the family that has been out of work for the last six months can find a way to be part of the recovery and talk lou we taping the power out of washington and put it in the hands of hard working taxpayers. that is what people care about. after last week's visit to wisconsin and michigan, when i heard from people talk about what happened in washington they said, you need to push back and say that is what the american people went to tack about. not this. >> i agree the cw50 whether
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obama is a christian was nonsense, was stupid. on the other hand, the question of whether he loves the country, giuliani said that at a dinner for you and it seems fair game to ask you about it. marco rubio said i don't think there is any doubt but the policies are wrong, isn't that a better and smarter way to handle that. >> be clear on the point with the mayor the mayor because not speaking on my behalf he showed up halfway through and he can speak on his own. what i have said repeatedly since what time, i don't question that. any person who is willing to put that are name on the ballot has to have a love for their country and state and jurisdiction. i don't contest that against anyone who is running for office. my point was not to get in the middle of that but lift the debate up to talk about issues people care about. i am not hague those arguments and i tack about what matters to every day americans. >> to be clear, because you seem to kit it, you think the
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president, president obama loves this country? >> again, he and anyone else who is also to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have a love for country. >> you say are a fiscal conservative but the latest projection two year out projection from the state of wisconsin, you are going to first a $2 billion budget shortfall, that does not sound conservative? thank you is state budgeting when the fall requests came in for all the agencies including those i don't control, that is the total tally. the budget i presented ends the two-year period with $12334 -- $123 million surplus. >> part of the way you balance the budget and get rid of the $2 billion shortfall is to cut fundings state funding, for the university of wisconsin higher education system by 13 percent. you cut funding for the state park system by 28 percent.
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governor are those your priorities in. >> what i am doing with the university of wisconsin that i care about because i have a son that attends the campus, i get the same tools i gave to public education, the critics said it would devastate public education. i took away seniority and tenure and now we can hire and fire based on merit and pay on performance and put the best and brightest in the classes. >> university of wisconsin said they will have to raise students. >> we are not we have a freeze. >> they say after that. >> we have a cap tied to inflation we will be much more affordable than just about any other campus in america and i point out the schools is they said it would lead to doom and gloom and our graduate railingses are higher and third grade reading stores are up and ac scores are second best in the country. it is about reform in washington they talk about cutting things what we have done in wisconsin is push reforms that worked before, they will work here. >> while you rolled back collective bargaining rights for the union workers you said a
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trite work law for private unions would be a distraction. >> it would bring in another group of protesters and distract from tax reform, education reform entitlement reform, all the things we want to do going forward. >> the republican legislature is fast tracking right to work and you say you will sign it. why the flip? >> it is not a flip. i was a sponsor of the legislation and asked them not to make a distraction early and i presented my budget laid out my agin da and they are acting on that and now is the perfect time in the midst of the early things they brought up and what will come up. >> why was it a distraction during the election campaign and not now? >> i laid out what i wanted to do with education and tax reform and entitlement reform and we have laid out. it is a perfect time now because 9 legislature is not acting on those things in the budget and we will have it signed next week. >> your critics accuse you of another flip.
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though note that during the re-election campaign when you running against a woman you ran this ad? >> there is no doubt in my mind the decision of whether to end the pregnancy is agonizing that is why i support legislation to increase safety and provide more information for a woman considering her options. the bill leaves the final decision to a woman and her doctor. >> do you believe a woman has a right to end a pregnancy at any point during the nine months? >> ultimately i am pro life because that is an unborn child. i think of the ultra sound picture that my wife and i saw of our first son now 21, that is why i am pro life. we actioned on the grounds we have legally to be act under the decision of supreme court. we will act that way at the federal level. it is a life. >> ultimately it is her choice. >> legal delay is what it is under the guidelines provided
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from the supreme court. >> would you change that law? >> that is not a change you can make. the supreme court makes that. i believe in the right to life. i believe there are other things that can be done at the state and federal level. >> over the years you have supported comprehensive immigration reform and a right to citizenship for people who pay penalties for the 11 million who are in this country illegally. here is what you said to a wisconsin newspaper in 2013. >> can you envision a world where with the right penalties and waiting period and visa requirements where they could get citizenship? >> sure, it makes sense. >> question, isn't that amnesty? >> i don't believe in amnesty and part of the reason i made that a firm position is i look at the way that this president has mishandled that issue. i'm one of the governors that joined one of the first governors that joined the lawsuit that has been successful on this initial technicality and i hope to prevail throughout the courts and going forward it is
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not through amnesty but the better approach is to enforce the laws and to give employers job creatures, the tools like e verify and other things to make sure the law is upheld. >> question is can you veteran identification a world where if the people paid a penalty they would have a path to citizenship and you said sures that makes sense. >> there is a way to do that, you have to secure that badder or none of the plans make sense but when you are the executive you supported the kennedy and john mccain comprehensive plan. are you saying tough immigration, e verify, those here pay a penalty and get citizenship. >> no, the reason for that is overtime --. >> you say you have supported it. >> my view has changed. >> you have changed from 2013? >> absolutely.
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i look at the problems we have experienced and talked to governors and people all across america and the conditions we have we need to put in a legal immigration system that works and part of this is putting it on employers getting them e verify but not through amnesty. >> have you come through so much fire so early and you see it as a backhanded compliment that the other side democrats and liberals are afraid of you? >> in doubt. if they look at wisconsin we did not just win three times in four years but the highest percentage of any republican governor in the country but that is not enough to win. i had to take a 12-point margin with independent voters in the state of wisconsin that has not gone republican for president since 1984 when i was in high school and i joked yesterday i had a full head of hair. i think voters recognize people in the center want in many ways
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what the base of the republican party want: someone who will fight and win for them, someone who will tell them what to do and go out and lead. >> finally you are the son of a baptist preacher and you and your wife are waiting for guidance from the lord on whether to run. what is the role of faith in your private life and in your public life. >> god doesn't pick winners but calls us to be on his side and in this case i think there are people of faith who can have a variety of political views but for us be personally we make important decisions like we did years ago to run for governor and it was about our family praying for it and ask if it was god's well. when i was married and we had children we made other important decisions. we are trying to discern whether it is god's well for us to run and figure out the next stop in terms of who is winning it will
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be up to the voters. next israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu addresses congress but some democrats plan to boycott the speech and we will discuss what the split means for united states relations with israel. >> what would you like to ask the panel about the gone decision to invite netanyahu without telling the white house? go do facebook or twitter. we may use your questions on the air. and we may
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a degree of partisanship which is not only unfortunate, it is destructive of the fabric of the relationship. >> susan rice using some of the toughest language yet to criticize house speaker boehner inviting israeli prime minister net net net netanyahu to speak. and joining me jason reilly from the washington post and jane harman former congresswoman and kathleen parker from the washington post and charles lane. and we asked for questions and karen writes what was the turning point for america where israel became the enemy of the democrats. what happened to the respecting leaders that support america. when did things turn ugly between president obama and prime minister netanyahu? >> i think this has been building for sometime? >> netanyahu is worried about
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the very existence of his country and that is what is driving this decision to come here and address congress. and foreign dignitaries have done this before. this is not unprecedented in any way and we have to remember, like the questioner said, the enemy is iran not israel. and those people making a show of boycotting the speech are giving comfort to the enemy in a sense. >> congresswoman harman, you are a big long-term supporter of israel and do you have any problem with the inviting and accepting of the speech. >> giving comfort to the enemy is strong and i don't agree with that at all. and i think democrats in congress love israel too. but our relationship with israel depends on a strong bipartisan relationship. having said that if i were a member of congress now i would attend the speech but i think the timing and the process of setting up the speech was poor. and that netanyahu would have been advantaged if he had decided in the last month or so
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to say i will come after the election, with the unity government, i'm sure i will be part of that government and he would look much more like a statement and i took that exact view to his intelligence minister who asked me a month ago what i thought he should do. >> what did he say? >> he said he would pass along and obviously the prime minister doesn't agree. and we are where we are. but the big deal is democrats and republicans love israel and all of us care about the threat to israel from iran. >> let me just say, because the real issue here isn't the speech. the real issue here is the nuclear deal that the west and that the u.s. and our five other allies although china and russia i don't know if they are allies, but they are trying to negotiate with iran. here is what president obama said about where the deal stand this is week. >> i gave the amir an update and
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a short hymn that our goal here is to be able to verify that iran does not have a nuclear weapon. >> kathleen, that is the concern, that where this began as an effort to dismantle the nuclear program and now you hear the president talking about making sure that iran, present tense, doesn't have a nuclear program. >> it is such a complex thing because the president said we can't trust iran to not try to pursue nuclear arms. we understood that. and now we need iran to help us in our support of isis. so we have multiple moving parts. as for the netanyahu speech, i feel like it was his invitation to decline and this is not the first time that speaker boehner has invited him to speak. back in 2011 he asked and he went to the white house and specifically asked whether that would muck up what was then sensitive iran negotiations and the white house didn't get back for a month and when they did, the response was it is up to
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you. we'll leave it in your court. and this time i don't think the speaker felt they had to corroborate with the president. they did give the white house the heads up before they announced it albeit an hour before, but the protocol is missing history here. >> and i would add republicans aren't the only ones concerned about this deal. the top-ranking democrat on the senate foreign relationship menendez is concerned about this. whether this is a partisan effort to go after the president is not true. if they are so confident and the deal is so air tight and the arguments are so forceful why is it afraid for congress to hear another perspective. >> let me bring in chuck. let's get off the speech and talk about the deal. and what do you see happening here? because it seems to me that as this plays out, this could get very dicey. what if congress imposes more sanctions and what happens on
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march 24th if they do or don't get a deal and if this all falls apart, are we prepared to go to war? >> the march deadline is really -- kind of an interim squishy deadline because the ultimate cap is june when supposedly the thing would all fall apart. >> but the president has said there is an agreement in principal. >> right. now, already thif disarmed, so to speak congress a little bit, because the bill to impose sanctions was withdrawn and they won't do that. the next piece of legislation in the work is giving congress a say, a bipartisan bill moving in the senate, would give congress a say in the final deal. to me the key element of the whole thing is going to be what happens to the sanctions, to all of the sanctions including the u.n. security counsel sanctions and if they are removed at the beginning of the deal. >> no, i think it is supposed to be phased in. >> that is what obama wants and what the u.s. is insisting on.
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but if the iranians don't agree with that, then the deal will fall apart. >> the new legislation was just introduced on friday it is a new corker-menendez bill and it removes the president's ability to waive a limited amount of sanctions during the first 60 days after the deal. it said congress will review the deal and they will decide whether that waiver is okay or whether to add something. >> and they are working to keep congress out of this. >> congress can't be kept out of it. i actually think that is a pretty strong idea. better than the one they had, which is congress is at the negotiating table. that is unprecedented. this way i think this could strengthen the administration's hand in getting a better deal and there needs to be a strong deal or no deal. >> i think we've been going -- we've in the -- we're in the weeds, but let's step back and look at the big picture here. what has happened? the its and israel are at each other's throats. the republicans and democrats are at each others throats. the united states and our sunni
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allies are at each others throws an the only person sitting back and watching this very happy about all of this division is iran. and at some point this process got out of control and started generating conflict and division among the u.s. and its allies. and france is not terribly happy about the way this negotiation is going. so at some point president obama is going to have to start moving in the direction of pulling all of his people back together lest the deal fall apart and we get nothing out of it on the nuclear side and iran divides it. >> i think president obama is uncomfortable with that role. and that is a problem. he's uncomfortable being the leader of the free world and it has our allies and our enemies worried. it is not just iran. netanyahu notices it which is
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why he is coming over here. putin notices it. i think he is uncomfortable with it and it is noticeable. >> i disagree. i think he is doing a good job against isis and i'm confident with that. and we had a visit last year with qatar who is in that coalition and who is trying, i know there is skepticism but they are against gifts to terror organizations and have cracked down on this. but at any rate, i think obama understands america is an indispensable partner and figuring out the way forward is hard. >> and kathleen final word, do you think the president is getting played by iran and he is more anxious than this deal than anybody else. >> i don't know if he is getting played by iran but i don't think he is taking all of the consideration and the facets of this as he should be. as for as his willingness to be a leadner, this i think it comes
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down to a different approach in all things. president obama is much more atuned to the round table where we all sit down and sort of hash things out together. whereas israel is under existen shall threat at all time. and you can't bridge that gap i don't think -- look, to the leadership question, obama could have said about netanyahu, let him speak. i want to meet with him. what is wrong with that. >> a very good question. we have to take a break. panel, we'll see you later. up next, congress avoids a shutdown of dhs with a one-week extension and what does that say about the ability to governor. we'll ask the house majority whip steve scalise, next.
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congress narrowly avoided a partial shutdown of the department of homeland security, but there could be a roll back of the president's executive action on immigration. joining us from new orleans steve scalise. congressman, you kicked the can down the road on dhs funding, but what is going to be any different five days from now? won't you be in exactly the same fix that you were this last friday? >> well, chris, it is go to be with you. and what we did is passed a bill that now forces the senate to vote on going to conference. we actually passed a bill that pushes back on the president's illegal actions on grks-- immigration. they made changes to the bill we don't like and when the house and senate have disagreement, you go to conference and so monday the senate will be taking that vote. >> but, house democrats say --ee>
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or senate democrats say they won't go to conference. so aren't we in the same situation when the funding runs out next friday, five days from now? >> no. because two weekends ago senate democrats said they wouldn't take up the house-passed bill and sure enough they did take it up and voted on it. anybody who disagrees with the president's executive action, light up and put the heat on them from stopping them from blocking up and a federal judge that those that agree the president doesn't have the authority to do. >> house democratic leader nancy pelosi backed this one-week extension and wrote this to her members in trying to get them to vote for this one-week extension. your vote tonight will assure that we will vote for full funding next week. that is through september. so have you and the republican leaders made any commitment to
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nancy pelosi you'll have a vote for full funding this week? >> no. and in fact there was a vote for full funding on friday and we rejected that. and the next step is the senate will have a vote on monday to go to conference and i would urge democrats to stop blocking this and let's go to conference and work out the differences and put a check on this for the president who he said he doesn't have the authority to fund these immigration problems. >> and there is talk out there that speaker boehner is going to put a clean bill, a bill that would fund domestic violencethat would fund dhs through the end of the year without rolling back the executive action on grks and put that on the floor this week, if he does that will he lose his job? >> well chris, there is no such deal and there is no such bill. on friday there was a bill on the house floor to pass a clean funding bill and we rejected
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that because we said we are fighting the president on what he's done illegally on immigration and we want to continue it battle and go to a conference committee and we voted to go to conference instead of the clean bill and now the senate is forced to take a vote on monday and i would urge them to do it and urge the democrats to stop blocking our actions and to stand with the courts and the constitution and let's go and enforce the rule of law. >> there is a lot of talk that the so-called freedom caucus about 50 of the more hard-line, more conservative republican members are talking about going after john boehner's job as house speaker, how seriously do you take that talk about a revolt? >> chris we had that vote a few weeks ago and that is over. >> you are talking about the vote to make him speaker? >> that is correct. and obviously he is speaker and he's going forward and working hard to get our agenda moved through the house. and we've seen some good action.
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we moved the keystone pipeline bill. the speaker vetoed it but we had it on his desk and we're working on a budget to finally get control over washington spending an get a balanced federal budget. we're not slowing down we're moving forward with a strong agenda to get our country moving. >> forgive me congressman and i understand tour your role to put the best face on things but people are talking about what happened on friday night is as humiliating defeat on republicans and you wanted a three-week extension and 52 of your own members ended up voting against your own measure, that the leadership put out. and let me talk about your responsibility. because you are the tea party favorite who joined the leadership with the assurance you could bring more conservative members to back the leadership and also as the house whip, the person to counts the votes, what happened? >> well, chris, our goal last
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week was to pass a bill that funds the department while also continuing the fight with president. which meant the next step was after the senate had taken language out of our bill that we had passed that pushes back on the president's action, we wanted to go to conference. >> i -- sir, forgive me. >> so that is the bill that we wanted -- >> you put up a bill for a three-week extension and you were defeated by 52 republicans, by your caucus what happened. >> 80% of the caucus voted for this including the members and we did pass a bill to keep this fight going through next week and monday is the vote now. we forced a vote in the senate. so our members have a lot of differences on how we want to go about tactics but our goal is the same. our goal is to fight this president's illegal actions on immigrations and we are in a position to force the senate to go to a conference which is what we wanted to do last week. >> but you haven't forced them
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to go to conference. they are going to go to vote on it and defeat it and you'll be back in the same situation. >> i wouldn't presume that. two weeks ago the senate democrats said they wouldn't take up our bill but on friday they were forced up to take up our bill. but they will take a vote. and that is why i say, that it is important for the people that agree with us that the president doesn't have the ability to put illegal immigration to put laws in place they need to light up the senate switchboard and make the democrats feel the heat that have been standing up with the president on his executive actions. >> let me change subjects on you. israeli prime minister netanyahu accepting an invitation from speaker boehner is going to address congress on tuesday morning and he's going to talk about how terrible he thinks the deal is that the u.s. and the west is now negotiating with iran. let's play this out.
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he asked congress to impose more sanctions and the talks break down. iran begins to get -- ramp up the nuclear program. what happens then? are you prepared to take this country to war to bomb -- to attack iran's nuclear program? >> well first chris, i almost prime minister netanyahu. i think it is a critically important speech that not only people through america will be watching, i think people throughout the world will be watching this because they understand how important this threat is of a nuclear-armed iran. and so while the prime minister has serious concerns about the negotiations, i share those concerns. and frankly, we saw the sanctions working well. so well that iran came to the table. unfortunately, the president removed those sanctions. >> sir, that is not -- >> did he -- >> he relaxed some of the sanctions but most are still in place. and the question i have for you. >> but they took the pressure off. we want to increase that
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pressure. >> but if the talks break down are you prepared -- it is a straightforward question, are you prepared to vote to take this country to war against iran? >> i'm prepared to continue doing what we need to do to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon. there is strong bipartisan support in congress for increased sanctions against iran. >> what about war? >> i think you heard that. i think we need to keep the sanctions going. the sanctions were working. you want to prevent war. you talk tough but you have to back it up with actions. increased sanctions give us a better position. it is ultimately to achieve victory and that is to stop eye rap from getting a nuclear -- iran from getting a nuclear weapon and that is to stop and the battle against islamics is important but we have to stop iran and roll that back. >> and we haven't talked since the story came out back in 2002 you spoke to a group founded by
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david duke, the former clan leader and said that was a mistake and since that came out in december, have you made an effort to mend fences with the african-american member of the house? >> sure, chris. and i made it very clear that i reject bigotry of all forms. and so we continue to build relationships. and focus on things we can do together to get our country moving forward and to solve problems where we have joint agreement. i've been proud of the work i've done in new orleans. i was on the board of teacher america and we transformed a failed public school system in the city of new orleans. probably the most corrupt system in the country and now we have where kids were denied opportunity for educational advancement are getting great options where the parents have schooled competing for the kids. i want to continue doing good work like that where we can expand opportunities for all americans. that is what we're fighting for. >> congressman scalise thank you, thank you for joining us
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today and we'll stay on top of the new dhs funding deadline which is next friday. thank you, sir. >> it will be a full week. great being with you, chris. >> you bet. can congress get their act together. and the hillary clinton campaign. we'll bring back our panel to vote. and do you see a problem with the clinton administration taking donations. let me know on fox news sunday and use the #fns. you just got a big bump in miles. so this is a great opportunity for an upgrade. sound good? great. because you're not you you're a whole airline... and it's not a ticket you're upgrading it's your entire operations, from domestic to international... which means you need help from a whole team of advisors. from workforce strategies to tech solutions
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>> we must act to provide stable funding for the agencies and programs tacked with defending our home turf. >> this is really really amateur hour to the nth degree. >> house appropriations committee chair rogers and democratic leader pelosi both expressing frustration over the dhs funding stalemate. >> how much of a mess is this dhs dead lock especially for republicans and what do you think of the reports that speaker boehner's job could be in jeopardy? >> it is a mess. the republicans have put themselves in the position of being seen as obstructionist, the people who cannot govern, who cannot contrary to what pelosi said, move forward. his goal and the goal of the republicans this time around at least this week is to get the senate to vote. they want to be able to spread the blame around a little bit. >> problem of boehner is less of problem of his leadership but
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the problem of the 50-person rabble rousing crowd who never are going do vote with anyone. they are there to vote again. that is what they came to the office to do. they think when they fail they want to fight the unwinnable battles and when they fail to one just as tying health care to funding or whenever that was last year, and now the immigration issue, they cannot win these things and yet when they cannot win them they blame leadership rather than understanding it is their own amateur hour-ness that is getting in the way. >> all of you rabble rouseers please send your e-mails. >> chuck, i talked with a conservative, quite a conservative republican member of congress this weekend and he say the problem is, we do not know how to surrender. we do not have the votes to force the democrats and to
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force the president to roll back the immigration executive order and the problem is we just stringing this out for another week. is that fair? >> it sound like they are pleading themselves. the irony is they have such a great off-ramp available when the federal judge essentially stopped the president's immigration action in its track and it is not going into affect. it is not happening. in fact it is limbo while that whole thing goes on. as senator mcconnell perceived nnell immediately, this is the perfects is out for the republicans.epubli and this is just a measure of i guess the nice way to say it is - the highly principled stand of this freedom caucus. some might say the utterly lackinglack ing in fragmatism stand. th and it's going to bleed more and more. people talk about boehner being thrown out. at a certain eipoint, i wonder why he wants the job anymore. >> no kidding.rstand
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>> do you want to say something? >> yeah, boehner's best move is mov to put the full funding bill on ding the house floor. he put a three-week funding billing on the house floor. >> you don't think that's goingg to be resolved? >> no, i think some 50 people will be mad as hell, but i also think he will enhance his chances of surviving as leader.oh oh, by the way let's put merica america first rather than talking about who to blame. >> talking about putting america first, i want to turn to the ould b report this week that the clinton foundation has been accepting millions of dollars in contributions from foreign countries, including one from algeria that apparently violatedforeign the ethics deal that the clinton foundation made with the obama white house when hillary clinton aft first came into office as clinto secretary of state. here's what potential republican is candidatecarly fiorina said
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about that. >> explain why we should say they don't represent a conflict of interest. she tweets about women's rights fou in this country and takes money able from governments that deny womende the most basic human rights.ny >> congresswoman harman does that bother you at all? >> are you at all troubled by thesen, donations going to the clinton foundation? y >> yes. there was a process set up.a all the other contributions were the oth reviewed, as i understand it. there was transparency. this was an unsolicited contribution of $500,000 at a time when u.s. was deluged with time help for haiti. i guess it got lost in the for system. i think it needs to be explained. i don't understand why the money i do wasn't returned or in some way after the fact approval wasn't sought. but i assume the foundation.foundati i want to add that the wilson t center accepts small amounts of foreign money but we have boardmal
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approval and full transparency. >> yeah, butam you are not running for president, and that's the the question. because these millions of llar dollars -- maybe you ares runningin for presidentg -- t >> i am president of the wilson center. >> but here's thes question. hillary clinton is going to run for president, and the clinton ent an foundation is continuing to accept millions of dollars in ons donations from countries a lot of which like algeria, like qatar, have issues with the united states, have human rights problems. do you think that that should blems continue on? th and aren't they, in a way, trying to buy influence with rying hillary clinton by contributing money to the foundation that hasby her name on it? >> i think the appearance of nk the what is happening is poor and i think the process that they have, whatever that isis needs to be fully disclosed and there has to be absolute transparency and absolu people will make judgments for nd peopl themselves.ke judgm but foreign governments giving bu limited amount of money to groups, if fully disclosed and if approved, i think is i certainly in the context of the wilson center okay.
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>> jason, but again it's a different situation. >> it is. >> let me just askin you this.situat i mean a foreign government any foreign contribution to an y american political candidate is an forbidden by law. so should it be all right to give money to a foundation that has the candidate's name on it? o >> well i'm not a lawyer but -- >> no, i'm not asking you what a lawyer -- >> yeah, i mean, i think the wyer. appearance of impropriety here is everything, and it's coming from liberals who like to lecture us about how money corrupts politics.is eve you know during the midterm election, any republican who took money from the koch brothers was considered bought and paid for. hillary clinton is through her foundation taking money from from qatar, algeria kuwait. does that mean she's going to be bought and paid for? i mean, these are the folks who lecture us about how horrible the citizens united decision rible was, and then we find out that wa her foundation is taking this money.dati and again, i think the clinton hink foundation is less a charity
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than a political group, basically, a super pac put in place to help hillary clinton politically. >> you've got about half a minute. >> perception is everything and >> that becomes the reality. everyth it is a big problem for hillary a clinton. and i think one thing we haven'tg we hav mentioned is that it cuts to the question of judgment, because t b all of thisec controversy could sy have been preempted had she not insisted -- i think she insisted on having her name as part of thispa foundation. >> one last point.>> one l in 1996, the clintons had a big problem with alleged foreign lege money coming intd o the dnc and their campaign operation from china, et cetera. this is going to remind everybody of that. >> and one second the clinton foundation has done a lot of linton good in the world. don >> they sure have. that must be said as well.e >> all right! i love the fact that there was ahere great final statement there.l segmen thank you, panel. see you next. up up next, our power player off the week. the people's diva gives me a ngin singing lesson.g >> are you a tenor? >> i don't know what i am.tenor? i used to sing in the bathroom. used to sing in the bathroom.
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all right, i admit it, i don't like opera. hours of people howling in a language i don't understand. but if anyone will ever get me to change my mind it's our power player of the week. ♪ >> i haven't really been able to transfer into that extraordinary other worldly creature other than, i hope, on stage. >> renee fleming has been called the people's diva. it's a title she loves. ♪ >> yes she is america's leading opera star who's played 54 different roles, but she prides herself on being down to earth.
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are you at all a diva? are you difficult? >> am i a diva? well, you know, there are people who probably had their moments, you know with me. a lot of bad behavior in singers is caused by nerves. but my philosophy is that the people around us are there doing as much work if not more work behind the scenes, and they are the last people you would ever be unkind to, so i hope i'm not a diva off stage. ♪ >> she's made a point of going beyond opera, singing rock and jazz, and last year becoming the first classical artist to sing the national anthem at the super bowl. >> in those two minutes, which have to be perfect or it will follow you for the rest of your career, i can't say i've had another experience quite like it but it was thrilling. >> whatever the venue fleming is also known as the beautiful voice. ♪
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how is it that you're able to create this remarkable sound? >> my speaking voice is horrendous, right? >> no. >> so, but i mean, but it's sort of meek and it's not very resonant. but then when i sing -- ♪ haaaa ♪ -- the sound is a totally different range, color, all of it. it's all about the breath. you take in a breath and you make a sound. so, for instance if you say, "hello, renee!" try that. >> hello renee. >> so, i would teach you how to enhance that how to increase the range. hello, renee! >> hello renee. >> you're a tenor -- are you a tenor? >> i done know what i am. i used to sing in the bathroom. >> just try a siren. ♪ ahhh ♪ >> no i'm not doing that. master class aside, fleming, who just turned 56, says she'll retire from opera within three years and just do recitals.
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>> my whole career i've played these girls sort of 18 to 23. so, you know, and we can suspend disbelief to a point, and then you sort of think, okay, that's enough of that. ♪ >> but don't worry, the people's diva will continue to share her remarkable talent. >> it's just something incredibly moving that a human being, a human being can make this sound. and that great music has been cultivated around it. so i feel very privileged to be doing this. ♪ >> this april, fleming opens on broadway in a comedy called "living on love." her role? an opera diva. and that's it for today. have a great week. and we'll see you next "fox news sunday."
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right now, the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu is in our nation's capital. his plane landed a short time ago, and we are told he is ready to warn america and the world about doing a deal with iran. the prime minister is set to address a joint session of congress as you may know. that's on tuesday, after being invited by house speaker john boehner. there he will make his case, he says, that no deal with iran is better than a bad deal and that no agreement should allow tehran any path to a nuclear weapon. but it's important to mention whom he will not be meeting with on his controversial trip. not with president obama, not with the vice president either. the white house saying the president is not meeting with him to avoid interfering with foreign elections, which are

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