tv Matter of Fact With Fernando Espuelas NBC February 21, 2016 6:30am-7:00am MST
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of uimitin potion idividus,nspocs, e supepacs that he veighs against. llary clinn hatalk about it critical for oice fotion rhtn issue that s has really owned d haas a core part o h lil rsa. but i n'think thdides que extre as ion thereicanide and i don' thk at iis apontllyprobmatic an ise demot orreican it's ren demraticsi sorof me out ying ithe waatt s alwa bee repubcan side, in the general elecontou really me aenti linrod issue. fernan: let's ok little bit closer. super tuesday is coming . manytates wille selecting eir noe for both parties are seeing?what's going to hpen? what dyou in kel,raditionlyuperdas tharst re st otionalpaign of the abity aanidate
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takes a closer look at the plosion of super pacs. jennifer: if the rd to the white house is paved by votes, the trip tre is pored, at least in part, bmoney you can't n a presidential aign witut sious cash, and the soce of it is often a litical acti committ.th thsentn interenror labor unio ahey raise moneyrom memberanenbying for their sharause by ying to get cdidates in or o o office. for years, there were lits on what coulde colland ent. the ruleand after court cisions in 20 that seiasursiz ps. now uper pac's" can raise and spend as much as they want on anr tysagi into the millions d beyond. pporteay it's formf free speech. nlegn cte'creeth
if you are thinking giv $1 but you heasomeondonated $100 million ta candidats per pac or even a million or $0, y have to think, where di fit thidecracy? jennifer: stl, nmatter how much mon is spen, ble says wer on ection daremains the ot box lawrce the endf e da t the average zen sthas is the vote. jejeerin washington, am jennifer das. fernando: opensecrs.org, t t -- says thore than,000 oups have organizeas ser c's, spendg ndre o ionso r in cye.ecutdict sheiloie e ires w are wrintemillion ar ec i'm su tt rexpng in r themrimariha e nglacear-- whe owethy oosi who will the noe. mt have some impact, t to
impact do you thin sheila: certainle money does hampact. at a mum, it kps caidates ithe race long pa e point at whichhey might otherwishave fdep thrnt and it dmeme candidat abletirsse oure n thtsidgr whi are supporting their campaign are usinmore deceitful or nega msaging so it do changehe tenor of the caaiwell, all this mone t i would say, younow, again, allf the ney is peapt ine as impactl ts i wi be peoplknow w inanspdthne : wellt'lk a that, becae a loof tse supec'e se in at donordon'have to dilo whohey are. so how can we know? how can we know if candidate is efftively being bought?
right now for th publi dendhi a l of the meyndhe messaging. super pac's do have to disclose their nors, but unrtunately theyay disclos just the rentor of thoney, an not thoralource ofhe money. so iy comg sll corpation, an c,r a non-prof. fernando: z corp, somewhere bermua or may not oromewhere anyway, des the moneand u never actuall kn who is behind x. sheila: exy, and that's ally danrous foremoc. peopleilnot particate an lieve in the integrity of the stem if they don't, if they n't see where the money is cong from and whis behind the messaging, because in fa it m be dren by ulterior moves that we ne to undetand. fernando: as aarting tught, t lose he, but at the amemes mething we can do acizenso b this cye? sheill, 's an interesting cye. people raling around t use of campaigfincerm.
plank inhedend trump mpgns. tnk the mt imrtt ing to nede our place at table to meyed interests, use they would le for you do at. ferndon't stay home heila: don't stay home vote. but don't ave it there. ve g trte anbe hearin congres make sure representates detaow youeeabou the ement ofhese ls and sc iparticular. rnan: sheila, thanyou so or joinie today. sh. my pur thank fernandoaccoing to opensecrs.org, 52 peopave disctions ove miso this ar. the rgest donor,obert merc wi the-fd is tegies, hanad $1to auper pac for senar ted uz. >>p next -- ronon the for docrats whats thkey to the sthern vote? >>here is a significant,
does religion long in fernand as bernieandersnd llary clinton battle for the soul of the south carolina democrats, clinton picked up a y endorsement on friday. inflia conessman jes clyburn tew his suppo behind clinton. could it be a gamehanger? i caught up with him in his office in columbia. congressn, wcomethe program. well, obously very important imary in sou cina. democratic pty's trying to select among two candidates. how do youee the primary goin what areour rvns thu far? rep. cly rep. clyburn: well, it's a very close primary tionwide. i don't think it's quite as
there'no question that you have two verviable candidates. they atheyre appealing tooters certainly gerationally, but i ink atrowhat i saw thi morning, it'gog ba ry isk turnout and i hopewe t a co yeain bh the publican and democrat primarie primaries. think my voti think my voters are concerned about closg the inco inequality gap that exis in this country you hao be a bit touchedn
that the is a significant, and i think, a dangerous income inequality g in this count. vots areoncerned about whether programs a in place that are goingoelp restore the st wealth. the fa that so many peopn so many communities -- the fodation owhich wealth is built wahome ownersh, and enou have a dtrucon of of theomwnership, then all of a sudden you haveery only a recovery ly beg experncedy the investor class. and pele w lt their hos d thei wealth, and nothing is being t in place for them to
rnan: fally, are younder a lot pssurom both or eitherhe clint osaers campaigns to throw in your suppor u are csidered e most respected political leader in southarolin whats the sure like? rep.lyburn: it's be intense and still tang place this morning. i'm now getting pressure from lleagues in the congss to take a stand. i've spent the last weekend family and friends discussing this. my wife has made it very clear to me at herriends want me ake a stand. and they want know before what stand i'm going take and why. d that's where thessure's coming from.i can resist even my colleagues in the congress but i don't know
to practice eir faith?on svive paisanolitics? fernando: all walongside lleaho hold rong regious and cultur bel. socialedia pointed us to one woplace atissin meat packing plant.itaithe eson: what is a reonable accommodation of religious practices, and when does it beco unduhard seven somaliuslim woatthariens plant ibrilli wisconsin veued eir emoyer in conflictver ligis actice accordg he companyth
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tonin scalia.fernando: this weekendthe country pays its respectto the latereme court juste antonin scalia his funeral, her washington, offers time for retion on serve toountry. juice scalias judicial iloshy is well docented. he oncsaid, "the constutn at i iet and apply is not living b dead, or as i pr to ll it,ndurg, juice scalia's imprint on
many hl hiigalist interpretion othe law. criticsee it as a guise for conservative activism. all of us can respect his love of cntry a our constituon.perhaps s why alguinovhetr not tpridouame successor seems, well,un-american. the electoral procesis an opportuny to vet opposing vis of how the cntry suld be govd. the constitutial process provides t frameworkor govece. iteems to met ou respect for justice scalia, r elected officials should let the procesr replacing hiay out within that frework. after aheointed out n onoccasi, ou titu iintended suivour politi. m rnan espuelas. i'll see yout ekor "mter apong rforme tion captiinin whic rpons its
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